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35 L. A. Students received diplomas Tuesday evening
Thirty-five students of Livingston Academy received high school diplomas at the commencement excercises, which were conducted on Tuesday night, May 3, in the high school auditorium.

They are as follows: Claude Keisling, Kent Walthall, Eliza Pryor, Lorraine Crabtree, Edward Arney, J. B. Averitt, Catherine Bilbrey, Louise Bilbrey, Bertha Brown, Kitty Lou Brown, Fred Clark, Charles Cullom, Orbus Davis, Adrian Denton, Robert Garrett, Christina Jarnigan, Jeanette Julian, Lorreta Lollar, Jack Martin, Clifford Maynord, Doy Maynord, Conway McCormick, John McMillin, Lucille Murphy, Jack Peek, Hyla Sells, Sidney Smith, Edward Spicer, Martha Stockton, Bernice Stout, Rebecca Taylor, Wonia Tayes, Mrs. Anna Tucker, A. Q. Verble and Sara Johnsie Young.
The address to the graduating class was delivered by J. M. Smith, State Commissioner of Education of Nashville.

A message from the Women’s Christian Missionary Society was delivered by Miss Dale Ellis, secretary.

Diplomas were presented by Stanley H. Carr, superintedent of public schools.

The salutatory address was delivered by Kent Walthall and the valedictory address was delivered by Rebecca Taylor.

A piano solo was given by Sara Johnnie Young.

This program marked the closing of another successful year at the Livingston Academy with J. C. Taylor principal.

$2,000,000 paid out in benefits during the past ten weeks
Nashville, May 6 - Merchants, businessmen, bankers everywhere in Tennessee are recognizing the influence on business of Unemployment Compensation disbursements, it was stated today by F. G. Scott, Acting Commissioner of Labor.

“During the past ten weeks $2,000,000 has been paid out in benefits to covered or “insured” workers in Tennessee,” Mr. Scott stated. “Practically all these monies have found their way, immediately, into the channels of trade and commerce.

It is estimated that $650,000 of these benefits amounts have been spent for food alone, $350,000 for shelter with the remainder having been expanded for clothing, transportation items, personal care, amusements, etc. These figures are based on averages arrived at from studies prepared by various agencies.”

Mr. Scott also pointed out that the weekly payroll of Unemployment Compensation, In addition to providing revenue for many types of business, is making it possible for thousands of persons to keep off the direct relief rolls, therefore, effecting an additional savings to the taxpayers of the state.


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