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80 Years Ago

Archives 07-07-2004

70 Years Ago


June 30 - July 5, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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City Crowded By 3,000
The American Legion provided a host of thrills for a crowd of more than 3,000 that thronged the square at Livingston and the Hargrove field on the Fourth of July. The principle attractions of the day were the air circus and the baseball game. The outstanding feature of the air show was a parachute jump by C.L. Carmack from the height of 2,000 feet. The baseball game was between the Holsum team and the Livingston team. Livingston won bunching 14 hits for 11 runs against the 12 hits and 10 runs amassed by the bread boys.

At the Dixie
"Six of a Kind" starring Charles Ruggles and W.C. Fields, two of the screen's most versatile comedians, will open next Monday at the Dixie Theater.

June Marriage Licenses
Luther Murphy and Bessie Allred;
George Koger and Willie May Ramsey;
Lem Mabry and Estell Richardson;
Jessie Smith and Della Mae Ledbetter;
Dillis Benson and Lucille Swallows;
Doak French and Hattie Gillentine;
Dow Phillips and Letha Phipps;
Harry Eldridge and Geneva Swack;
and Pleas Howell and Ruby Smith.

The Dollar Sign, "$", long-in use before the adoption of our federal currency is probably a variation of the Spanish Figure "8" used to denote the coin "piece of eight".

Clure Brown, of Ozone, was in town Monday.

Ralph Parrott, of Livingston, R.2, is reported better.

Perry Windle, Millard Oakley, and others attended the McAllister speaking at Gainesboro Monday.

The Flatt Creek Cemetery will be cleaned up Saturday, July 14. Lunch will be served at the noon hour.

Corn-Hog Payments Start To Farmers
The general distribution of approximately $130,000,000 in first payments among signers of corn-hog adjustment contracts is beginning. Payments on the special contracts, which carry the producer's advance acceptance of any necessary adjustments, has reached a total of about $5,000,000 by mid-June, and payments were starting on the regular contracts which do not carry the early payment rider, it was announced by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.


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