January 23, 1931 to January 29, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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January 17 marked the 226th anniversary of Ben Franklin, a great
American who should not be forgotten amid the nation's tribute to
George Washington. Without Franklin, this country might not have
achieved our independence. The best known American of the 18th century,
Franklin was one of the most versatile men of history. Wherever
enlightened men gathered during Franklin's lifetime, they accounted
him foremost in philosophy, politics, and diplomacy. The final victories
of Washington on the battlefield would not have been possible but
for Franklin's skill in the field of diplomacy and his winning of
the French nation to America's side. Born in Boston on January 17,
1706, Benjamin Franklin died April 17, 1790.
Mrs. Roy H. Smith entertained with a birthday party Thursday afternoon,
January 21, at her home on North Church Street, in honor of her
little daughter, Patricia, on her sixth birthday. The children present
were Allena Wilburn, Bettie Reeves Smith, Sammie Joyce Young, Marie
Holman, Doak and Joe Capp, James Rowe, Joe Wheeler Pointer, and
Charles Roy Eastland. Mrs. Smith was assisted in entertaining by
Mrs. Joe Pointer and Lois White.
Bej. Frank Smith, Confederate soldier, was quite ill last week.
His condition is still serious. He is 88 years-old.
Prof. S.D. Bilyeu, Homer Carr, Lucile Bilyeu, and Pearl Ayers,
of Hilham, were in town Saturday on business.
Mary Lillian Peek is getting along well after having her tonsils
removed last week by Dr. W.M. Brown.
Mrs. Rich Copeland is out again after several days' illness.
Attention! Don't you want to cooperate with us in trying to keep
yourself and your family well by sanitating your premises, by building
a sanitary privy, having your water supply checked upon and screened
against flies? We are at your command to assist you with these improvements.
Hoping that you may see fit to follow these suggestions, we are
Your Friends and Servants, Dr. E.W. Clark, health officer sam B.
coward, sanitary officer
Mrs. W.A. Nickens entertained on Saturday afternoon, January 23,
with a birthday party for her daughter, Nell, on her seventh birthday.
The children in attendance were Natlee Houtchens, Sarah Breeding,
Sammie Joyce Young, Patricia Smith, Sarah Young, Joe Capps, Billy
Houtchens, Lucy Frances Mitchell, Doak Capps, and Edward and Elizabeth
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