May 20, 1933 to May 26, 1933
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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Wilder Fueds Flare Anew in 3 Ambushings
Bloodhounds on Trail
An unseen shotgun blazed from the bush to wound three more of the
workers at Wilder mine and emphasize the bitter industrial struggle
that has riven “the hollow” for the past eight months. The workers
were: Roscoe Brewer and Ray Shepard, seriously wounded, and J.L.
Asburne, all residents of the Vine Ridge Community. The ambushing,
which brings the number shot by unidentified assailants to more
than a dozen, occured near Vine Ridge about 5:30 o'clock this afternoon.
Shepard, who preceded the other two on his way home, was the first
shot. Following him, Asburn and Brewer were shot near the same spot
a few minutes later, according to reports. Dr. C.A. Collins, company
physician, hurried to the scene. His report had not been received
by press time. The wounded boys are between 18 and 19 years of age
and all had been working at the mine. A posse is scouring the woods
tonight for a trace of the ambushers. Bloodhounds have been sent
in for an attempt to trail them.
Odd But True: The meat from 125,000 horses is used for food every
year in the United States.
Robert E. Moody celebrated his 95th birthday Thursday, May 25.
He bears the distinction of being the oldest man in Overton County
and the eldest of four surviving Confederate soldiers who are receiving
pensions from the State of Tennessee. He enlisted early as a Confederate
volunteer and was in many hard-fought battles, receiving a serious
gunshot wound in the battle of Murfreesboro. More than 100 of his
relatives were present for his birthday celebration. His children
are Robert F. Moody, Birch and William F. Moody, Mrs. William Moore,
Mrs. E.C. Lawson, and Mrs. James Thompson, all of whom were present
at the celebration. The other surviving Confederate soldiers of
Overton County are Jacob J. Shelton, 92, Felix G. Bilbrey, 91, and
Arkley F. Christian, 87.
The four year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Smith, of near Taylors
Crossroads, was bitten by their dog Monday. The dog, which appeared
to be mad, was killed and the head sent by Dr. E.W. Clark, director
of the local health department, to the laboratory at the State Department
of Public Health. If it is found that the dog had rabies the child
will be given the Pasteur treatment.
Carver Dishman and Miss Oda Bilbrey were married Sunday, May 14.
Overton County News
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