January 8,1920 to January 14, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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
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.
Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570