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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago


February 19,1920 to February 25, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)



There are two distinct classes of newspapers in this country; the "official organ" and the people's forum.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Looper, of Crawford Route 1, were here last week attending court and visiting Mrs. Looper's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Speck.

The heavy rain Saturday damaged the bridges of the T.K. & N. Railroad so that trains are indefinitly suspended.

The Matter With America
"What's the matter with America these days?"
Too many diamonds, not enough alarm clocks.
Too many silk shirts, not enough flannel ones.
Too many pointed-toe shoes, not enough square-toed ones.
Too many suits, not enough overalls.
Too many satin upholstered limousines, not enough cows.
Too much oil stock, not enough savings accounts.
Too much envy of the result of hard work, too little desire to emulate it.
Too many desiring short cuts to wealth, too few willing to pay the price.
Too much discontent that vents itself in mere complaining, too little real effort to remedy conditions. Too much class consciousness, too little common democracy and love of humanity.

Herb Hoover must want to get his name on both presidential tickets, from the way he dodges the issue. Can't be a pig and pup both.

Mrs. Mary Williams Nicholas, of Byrdstown, died at St. Thomas Hospital February 16, where she had gone to be operated on for cancer. She was brought to Ruth's Chapel and buried, funeral services being held by Rev. Harvey Peek.
Mrs. Nicholas was a sister of Joe Williams of Livingston, and leaves a husband and two children, two brothers, three sisters, and a host of friends. She was a devoted wife and loving mother.

When in need of paper hanging, painting or hardwood finish, call or write Morgan C. Freeman, Algood, Tenn., Box 110. Small jobs appreciated as well as large ones.

B.L. Speck is in Missouri looking after his farm. He will be bringing back a car of mules which he expects to put on the market.

Mr. and Mrs. James Spurrier are visiting Mr. Spurrier's sister, Mrs. Homer Ray in Copeland Cove.



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