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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago

January 8,1920 to January 14, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

Mexican Raids
A business man recently returned from Mexico says it is an open secret along the border that the bandit, Villa, is financed by a big American oil company and certain large mining interests. The object of this is to stir up trouble and ultimately force American intervention in Mexico. Then American oil and mining companies holding vast interests in Mexico could proceed with their business operations under protection of the American government. It would seem that the first thing this country should do is to jail a lot of officials of certain American oil and mining companies.

If a soup bean or two is dropped in each hill of potatoes when they are planted the potatoe bug will not bother them, and besides your crop of potatoes will get one of beans as well.

Out in Missouri the courts have recognized the humanity of editors by indicting a man for killing one.

A demagogue ladle, sugar coated with patriotism, is often used to turn political hoecakes; but the coating usually slips off and makes a mess of the whole thing.

R.H. Hankins and Earl May went to Nashville Sunday to see Herman Estes who is still in the hospital.

Wild Cat Still Captured
Sheriff Alvin Carr and posse captured a wild cat still in the head of Copeland Cove Sunday night. Several gallons of beer was destroyed with the still. They arrested Lewis Carr, Frank Gore and Robert Ledbetter.
Carr was permitted to go home with the promise that he would come on to town, which he failed to do.

Livingston Academy second term began Dec. 5. We teach four year high school work, home economics, vocal and instrumental music, shorthand, typewriting and agricultural beginning Feb. 1. Our teachers are college and normal trained. During the winter we keep staff of seventeen teachers. Our students enter any school in the Union without question or examination. We belong to the Southern Association of Colleges. We have more than 70 graduates making good twenty or more are now taking advanced work in college and university.
L.E. GARRETT, Principal

Hassel Oakley was here from Crawford this week.

A.G. Keisling is in Nashville on business.

Mrs. Mattie Looper died in a hospital at Nashville Dec. 20, 1919. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sevier of Livingston. She was born and reared near Willow Grove. She leaves two sons, five and nine years of age, she leaves her father, mother, five sisters, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. She was married in 1910. Her husband died Dec. 23, 1918 of influenza.


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