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70 Years Ago

March 14 - 20, 1936
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Funeral services held for Robert Swallows
Robert L. Swallows, 63, well-known citizen of the sixth district of Overton County, died at his home one mile west of Livingston, on Saturday, March 14, after an illness of several months of heart ailment.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie Hardy Swallows, four children, Miss Ida Swallows, Mrs. Edna Davis, Herman and Byrd Swallows, all of Cleveland, Ohio.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon by the Revs. Lexie Freeman and S. Dewey Organ, with burial in the Mt. Gilead cemetery.


Sec. Hull explains world uneasiness
Cordell Hull, secretary of state, blamed "high pressure minorities" Tuesday for much of the world uneasiness, according to the Associated Press.

"There is a tendency in many parts of the world," he said in an interview, "to allow high pressure minorities to dominate public affairs too much. The best remedy is for the educational institutions, the press, and leaders of thought generally to furnish leadership in the direction of broaded and more intelligent vision in world affairs."


Clara Pryor dies at Cookeville hospital
Mrs. Clara Jones Pryor, 22, wife of Edward Pryor, of west Livingston, died in a Cookeville hospital on Saturday morning, March 14, after a brief illness.

She was born and reared in Putnam county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Jones of the Stamps Cove community. She was highly respected and had many friends in Livingston.

She is survived by her parents, husband, an infant, three brothers, and a sister.

Funeral services were conducted at Okolona on Sunday morning by the Rev. S.A.D. Smith, James Roberson, J.W. Stone, W.M. Beasley, and Curtis Franklin.

Burial was in the Okolona cemetery.


Fire destroys Pickett Co. High School
Fire completely destroyed the Pickett County High School building and contents Tuesday afternoon. The fire started in the domestic science room soon after school closed at 3:30.

The frame building was constructed in 1922 at a cost of $11,000. Additions have been made since that time.

Ben E. Grace is principal of the school.

Plans for rebuilding have not been announced.


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