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Monterey hit by high winds Tuesday
High winds of near cyclonic proportion swept through Monterey at 2:55 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, leveling trees and causing several hundred dollars loss in property damage and to crops. No one was injured, although several persons narrowly escaped death by falling trees.

A hazy gray cloud appeared in the northwest shortly before the storm struck through the residential and business section of the north side of town. Dr. G. B. Kirwin, head of the Monterey weather bureau, said over three inches of rain fell in less than 20 minutes.

Telephone and electric light wires were down over the town and police were stationed over the affected area to halt pedestrians and cars. Falling trees blocked traffic for hours.

Trees crashed against the Nazarene church, causing much damage. Skylights were blown out of the Walker Planing Mills and lumber was damaged.

The storm was Monterey’s worst in years. Cookeville and other parts of the county, also felt the effects of the storm.

Summer Bible school will begin Monday
Summer Bible School will begin Monday morning, June 12th at the Baptist church. Classes will be held from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Monday to Friday for two weeks. There will be ten days of real Bible study and a real good time.

The program consists of Bible studies and stories, choruses, songs, games and picnic and closing exercises Friday night, June 24th. There will be careful supervision at all times. All the boys and girls are cordially invited to attend. Come and bring your friend or neighbor.

Gore to speak here on Monday, June 20
Albert Gore, candidate for Congress, announced that he will speak in Livingston Monday, June 20 at one o’clock. He will speak at Celina the followig Monday, June 27, at one o’clock.

He spoke to a crowd of over 1,000 in Jamestown last Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, to 300 at Byrdstown at 3:15 and 500 that night in Algood.

~ Local Happenings ~
•Mrs. Sophia Rooker is home much improved.
•Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Little are in Smyrna visiting Mrs. Little’s sister, Mrs. Frank Calhoun and Mr. Calhoun and children.
•Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tipton, Mrs. Rick Copeland and daughters, Reya and Shirley and Mrs. Grover Peele and daughter, Mary Lillian, were in Nashville Tuesday.
•Mrs. Minnie Barlow and daughter of Allons attended the funeral of John Little here Wednesday.
•Mrs. John Little of Allons was here Wednesday for the funeral of John Little.
•We are never undersold – The New Economy Store. Adv.
•Mr. and Mrs. Millard Brown of Cookeville were in Livingston last Monday.
•Mrs. Louise Bradley and Mrs. Edith Byrd of Columbia visited Miss Minnie and Elizabeth Little Friday and Saturday.
•Floyd Speck and family have moved from near L. A. School to J. W. Arnold’s residence in East Livingston.
•Mrs. Sherman Wright and sons are returned from Detroit.
•Mrs. Ira Dayhuff of Jamestown is the guest of Mrs. Alta Keisling.
•Fly swatters, rubber or wire, 4¢ each. The New Economy Store. Adv.

 

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