An article headlined "Town and Country Store Makes Bow" appears on the woman's page of April 28, 1914. The high-minded enthusiasm may point to Miles as author:

Great credit for persistence in the face of obstacles and for faithful work without reward save in furthering the common welfare of the women of both the community and the countryside must be accorded to the Town and Country Co-operative society, which opened this morning a store in a part of the Woman's Exchange. It is called the 'Town and Country Co-operative Store' and will handle all sorts of country produce, buying and selling on the co-operative plan. Only standard quality butter, eggs, etc., will be received, and every effort will be made to bring producers and consumers together for obtaining the best grade of goods at lowest prices . . . . (6)

Thanks to the increase in automotive traffic, Seventh Street had been transformed from a sleepy thoroughfare into one of the city's main arteries. The positive effects of the transition were gauged in a series of News' articles headlined "Seventh Street, Chattanooga''s Livest Cross Street" (4/11/14:9; 4/25/11).