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Archives 12-29-99

80 Years Ago

December 25,1919 to December 31, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

Where is the newspaper man with the nerve to offer a year's subscription for a load of wood.

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Copeland, of Alexandria, were here last week visiting Mrs. Copeland's mother Mrs. J.G. Webb.

Webb Springs Corn Club
Last Friday the citizens of Webb's Spring met at the high school building and completed plans for the year's work at this place by lining up a good strong boy's corn club for the incoming year. This is the first section of the county to organize a corn club.
J.R. Hogue was elected chairman and Sam Masters secretary.
The members of the club are as follows: D.H. Brown, Orville Brown, Lester Hunter, E.R. Masters, W.A. Masters, Terry Gilpatrick, and C.T. Hogue.
We are watching to see what community will organize a corn club next.

Some folks remind us of the old cow that squares herself across the gate and refuses to let the rest of the herd go.

James Spurrier accidently shot himself in the foot, with a shotgun the other day, but luckily it was slight.

E.M. Copeland has sold the West Side Hotel property, which he recently bought from Mrs. Laura Conatser, to W.A. Ownsby. Joe Wright will continue to occupy the property.

Poultry Club Records
Name .............................. Birds Raise .......... Cost .......... Profit
Myrtle Smith ..............186 ........................... $77 ............ $186
Mrs. E. Langford .........135 ..............................63 ................104
Miss Gladys Bilbrey..45 .................................51.70 .........107.13
Mrs. W.C. Bilbrey ....... 50 ...............................62 .................51
Mrs. E.B. Bilbrey ........ 56 ...............................60 .................42.50
Mrs. Ona Stover ......... 88 ...............................59.92 ...........68.68
Mrs. Sofa Rooker ....... 78 ..............................46 ..................71.85
Mrs. Bob Vaughn .........146 ............................61.50 ............158
Mrs. M.V. Stover .........144 .............................92 .................145.83

It is a disgrace to the State of Tennessee when a daily paper has to publish the fact that placards are to be placed on houses in the "restricted" red light district in our capital city, warning visitors against "venereal" diseases. Why these "restricted" districts? What are the champions of law and order doing?

During the last few years, we have seen butter go from 15 to 60 a pound, eggs from 10 to 65 a dozen, potatoes from 40 cents to $3.00 a bushel, corn from 50 cents to $2.75 a bushel and hay from $8.00 to $50.00 a ton. And yet the rate for a weekly paper has remained at $1.00 a year.

John A. Hill has moved here from Boom.

Warder McDonald, a student here, is spending the vacation with his parents at West Fork.

A daughter of Tilman Long died at her home near Timothy last Saturday.

 

Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570
tel 931.823.6485
fax 931.823.6486
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