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70 Years Ago

May 16, 1936 to May 22, 1936

Dam at Zollicoffer Park has been completed
The work of making a dam at the Zollicoffer park, three miles west of Livingston, has progressed to the point where the dam has been closed and lake is filling with water. The large clubhouse has been completed and a golf course, a tennis court, and a croquet yard are under construction.

The building of this park will provide a recreational ground and play yard for a large number of people.

Fish will be placed in the lake and thus make a fishing place for those who get a thrill with a rod and reel. The lake will cover several acres and will make an ideal swimming pool.

Four Navy radio men rewarded for bravery
The four Navy radio men who manned the transmitting set in the American legation at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, keeping this government informed of the rioting in the Ethiopian capital and helping fight off bandits, are to be advanced in rating for outstanding conduct. This decision was made by the bureau of navigation at the urgent recommendation of Minster Cornellus Van H. Engert, who in a message to the Navy department praised them "for commendable zeal and efficiency in the performance of duty under unusual and difficult circumstances."

W.E. Tanner, acting chief radio man, will be made chief radio man effective August 15. W.L. Pitts, radio man first class, will be given a course of instruction after his return to the United States to qualify him for the same rating. G.F. Cavanah and J.W. Andrew, radio man second class, will be promoted to radio men first class.

26 students graduate from Livingston Academy
Twenty-six students of Livingston Academy will receive diplomas at the commencement exercises to be held in the high school auditorium here tonight, at 8 o'clock. They are as follows:

Ada Dean Brown, Sarah Ruth Bilbrey, Ruth Crabtree, Lucille Deck, Elizabeth Eastland, Anna Ruth Gunnels, Ruth Lewis, Mary Elizabeth McMillin, Pauline Matheny, Allene Robbins, Margaret Smith, Ester Tucker, Malise Ward, Kenneth Billings, Wayne Jones, Robert Lee, Dolphus Maynard, Atwell Penninghton, Charles Poindexter, Charles Floyd Qualls, Wilbur Ray Speck, Hershel Simcox, Roy Hugh Upton, Robert Williams, and Frank Loooper.

The Rev. Charles E. Jackson, pastor of First Christian Church in Rockwood, will deliver the graduating adress tonight. Talks will also be made by Mill Dole Ellis, secretary of the United Christian Missionary society of Indianapolis and Stanley H. Carr, Superintendent of Schools of Overton County.

Mary Elizabeth McMillin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benton McMillin, won the honor of valedictorian, and Mrs. Margaret Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.O. Smith, salutatorian.

 

 

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