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80 Years Ago

Archives 04-17-2002

70 Years Ago




April 16, 1932 to April 22, 1932
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Senator A.F. "Pat" Officer made his regular announcement for re-election to the State Senate.

Mrs. Amanda Harp Mason, 70, wife of Ben Mason of the 1st District of Overton County, near Miranda, died Saturday, April 16, of a heart attack. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Claude and Turney; two daughters, Maude, wife of Forrest Danner, and Maggie, wife of Clemmie Fleming, all of Overton County; and several grandchildren.

The wood-chopping contest held by Speck Brothers created much interest and a large crowd gathered in front of the store to witness the chopping. Palo Brown was the only one who would chop against, Pete McLauren, champion wood chopper. Mr. Brown chopped a green gum log, eleven inches in diameter, in half in three minutes and twenty-five seconds. McLauren chopped it in half in two minutes and two seconds. Brown was not able to claim the $50 offered to anyone who could chop a log in half in 50 percent more time than could McLauren. The rules required that a chopper could not use a plumb axe.

Uncle Scott Allred is no better.

Ezra Webb was in Livingston and is no better.

Planting corn seems to be the order of the day in Copeland Cove.

Archie Ledbetter is trucking his lumber from Collins Cove to Monterey.

Howard McDonald, son of Hannah, was cutting a tree and a limb fell and hit him in the face, nearly putting one of his eyes out.

Mrs. Lizzie Boles, of Flatt Creek, spent Wednesday night with her son, Averet, and family.

Education does not commence with the alphabet; it begins with a motherŐs look, with a fatherŐs nod of approval.

Little Joyce Boles has been real sick, but is reported better.

Lillian Matthews, of Windle, visited her grandfather, Frank Brown, last Thursday.

The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hammonds fell from a porch Saturday and injured his head. He is better now.

Mr. and Mrs. Orbit Hill visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Butler Hicks, of Boom, Monday.



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