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80 Years Ago

Archives 05-06-2009

70 Years Ago
~ Local Happenings ~

Mr. and Mrs. Clure Brown and little daughters visited Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ledbetter Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ebb Hargis entertained Thursday, May 12, in honor of their son and daughter, T.C. and R.E. Hargis, on their fourteenth birthday.

Among those present were: Misses Brookie and Bernice Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Opel Hargis, Louise and Woodley Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Hargis and children, Meikel and Gene, Deloice Smith, Raymond Smith and Junior Hargis.

Machines Increase Jobs, Says Editor

Albany, N.Y. (IPS) - The machine age was defended here last week as a force that has bettered the American standards of living rather than induced unemployment and other economic ills.

The defender was John H. Van Deventer, editor of the magazine “Iron Age.” He was a speaker before an association of New York purchasing agents.

Mr. Van Deventer said American machines have created more comfort in American life and given more jobs to men who otherwise would not have had jobs, than any development in any country in the world. He urged that employers, employees, investors, and consumers meet on a “common ground to end the fear of the machine age.”

The editor said taxation, increasing costs of governement and bureaucracy; rather than the machine are “sabotaging” the economic structure and added:

“Our golden goose (industry) lays plenty of golden eggs, but a constantly increasing horde of tax collectors are continually rifling the nest. The increase in government cost, Federal only, has amounted to a staggering sum. It represents what a blundering bureaucracy has done to offset industry’s effort to benefit the consumer.”

The main gates of the 1939 Golden Gate International Expostition will cover the area of a large sized city block and will equal the height of a twelve story building.

Dr. C. H. Dowell
announces for mayor

Dr. C. H. Dowell, local dentist today announces his candidacy for Mayor of Livingston, subject to the action of the voters in the August primary.
Dr. Dowell was born in Clay county.

~ Local Happenings ~
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Browder, Mrs. Whit Brown and son of Evansville, IN were here Friday to attend the funeral of their father, Frank McGee.

Mr. and Mrs. Speakman of Cookeville, were here Wednesday.

Crate Higgins was here Friday to attend the funeral of Frank McGee.

Miss Lorelle Pascall and Mrs. Alta Keisling visited in Paris, Tennessee, last week-end.

Mrs. Clure Brown and Audra Holman of Ozone are attending the bible school here.

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Poston and children visited her mother, Mrs. Brady here Saturday.

Miss Georgia Reagan is visiting in Cleveland.

Chester Ledbetter of Willow Grove is in a Nashville hospital for medical treatment.

Billy Taylor was in Cookeville Tuesday.

Mrs. Cleo Sayers has taken an apartment at J. A. Hargrove’s.

Mrs. L. N. Oakley and Miss Beulah Bilbrey were in Livingston Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Little visited in Hartsville over the week-end.

Judge L. D. Bohannon is able to be out again after a weeks illness.

Miss Jessie Lee Dale of Nashville spent the weekend in Livingston.

Miss Lillie Dale is visiting in Livingston.



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ton, Tennessee 38570
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