January 6, 1934 - January 12, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
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Mrs. Modena Langford, 57, wife of Daniel Langford, of the 15th
District of Putnam County, died at her home December 27, after an
illness of two weeks. She was a native of Overton County and had
many friends and relatives living here. Surviving are her husband
and six children Willie Langford, Hubert Langford, Mrs. Magie Green,
wife of Burton Green, Mrs. Gladys Hawkins, wife of Herman Hawkins,
Cleo Langford, and Mrs. Mary Green, wife of Ezra Green. Funeral
services were conducted at Poplar Springs Church December 28. Burial
was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.
People who knock, like motorrs, need adjusting.
The Department of Highways and Public Works announced this week
that orders have been issued for the construction of the bridge
over Flatt Creek on the Hilham-Cookeville Highway.
Senator Pat Officer, of Livingston, son of the late Judge W.R.
Officer, has been named assistant United States Attorney under Major
Horace Frierson, District Attorney. Officer resigned as Senate Speaker
on appointment, and the Lieutenant-Governorship automatically.
Willie L. Warren, 66, died at his home in Bates Cove, two and one-half
miles east of Livingston, Sunday after a protracted illness of stomach
trouble. He was a native of the Hardy's Chapel vicinity and had
spent his life in this county. Besides his wife are surviving children:
Wint Warren, James Warren, Bryan Warren, Dillie Warren, Stella Warren,
and Ruth Warren, all of Overton County. He is also survived by brother,
J. Robert Warren, and sisters, Mrs. Mary Dickerson and Verna Phillips.
Funeral services were held at the Old Flatt Creek Campground Church.
Burial was in the Campground Cemetery.
A general sales tax of 2.5 per cent has been recommended by Q.M.
Smith, president of Tennessee Polytechnic Institute at Cookeville.
Mr. Smith suggested the payment of taxes on a quarterly basis and
the establishment of a state tax commission with the power to fix
the property tax rate "with necessary limitations". He
also advocated legislation that will lead to an amendment to the
state constitution, that will provide for a classification of property
and income tax.
The essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love,
and something to hope for.
Supt. G.C. Peek is in Knoxville.
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