February 15 - February 21, 1936
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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Funeral services held for Iva Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. Iva Dell Garrett, age 18 daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Garrett, of the Wirmingham community of Overton County,
who died at her home on Sunday, February 18, at 12 o'clock midnight
after a brief illness of tonsilitis and complications, were conducted
on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Midway Christian Church, by the Rev.
R.B. Hurt, pastor of the Livingston Christian Church, with burial
in the cemetery there.
She was a senior at the Livingston Academy high school and was
a star player in the girls' basketball team. She had been making
her home in the Sarah Preston Home while she attended school. She
was a member of the First Christian Church, Livingston, and was
widely known and had many friends.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Misses Iris
and Dafnold Garrett; and two brothers, Clinton and Clayton Garrett.
Electrocution date again set for Hauptmann
Bruno Richard Hauptmann's electrocution was set Wednesday for the
week of March 30.
The warrant was signed by Supreme Court Justice Thomas W. Trenchard
as he sat in a chair in his sick room.
It was the third time an execution date has been set for the the
convicted murderer of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. The first date was
the week of March 18 last set on the night of February 13 by Justice
Thomas W. Trenchard. This was within a few minutes of his conviction
by a jury of eight men and four women after a six weeks trial in
Execution was automatically stayed when the defense appealed the
case. The Court of Errors and Appeals rejected the appeal on October
9 after a further delay caused by an attempt to get a review of
the case in the United States Supreme Court, Justice Trenchard on
December 13 fixed week of January 12.
On January 16, twenty-nine hours before Hauptmann was to walk to
the chair, Gov. Harold G. Hoffman, after a brief conference with
Attorney General David T. Willentz, announced he was reprieving
Hauptmann until Feb. 15.
Virtually his only hope of a further delay to the execution lies
in a second repreive, and this is regarded as unlikely. The Governor
himself has said he will not take such action again unless Attorney
General David T. Wilentz agrees. The Attorney General held that
the first repreive was illegal and said at the time it was granted
he would oppose another.
The new warrant for Hauptmann's execution was taken to Justice
Trenchard's sick room in his home across the street from the State
House by Assistant Attorney General Joseph A. Lanigan.
Trenchard has been ill for several weeks with an infected throat
Lanigan said afterward he left to Trenchard's discretion the date
of the execution. - Associated Press
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