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80 Years Ago


70 Years Ago

Drivers required to report
accidents resulting in death

With the enactment of the Tennessee Driver’s License Law, a compulsory accident reporting law was passed which is an integral element in the success of the Drivers’ License. This law provides that all drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents, resulting in death, personal injury or property damage of $50.00 or more must make a report to the Tennessee Highway Patrol within twenty-four hours on our standard accident reporting form. If the driver or drivers are unable to make a report or the original report is insufficient, the Highway Patrol may require witnesses to render reports.

The failure of a driver to submit a report or the making of false statements is a misdemeanor. These report forms are placed at every Tennessee Highway Patrol Station and at the police stations of the larger towns. The blanks may also be obtained from the Driver License Examiners.

These reports are for the confidential use of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and are used for enforcement, engineering and educational purposes and help to reduce accidents.

The cooperation of drivers in Tennessee is solicited by Joe Boyd Williams, chief of Tennessee Highway Patrol.

$2,218,897.91 Spent for public
assistance in state since January

The total amount spent in the state of Tennessee for public assistance since January 1 is $2,218,897.91, it was reported Tuesday by Dr. Roy A. Garis, executive assistant to the commissioner of welfare.

Of this total, the largest item has been old-age assistance, at $1,347,964.76. Aid to dependent children has totaled $805,687.27 and aid to the blind $65,245.88.

The funds which were expended were provided by the federal government, the state and the counties.

There has been no contribution by the state for “direct relief” since July 1, 1937, Dr. Garis pointed out.

“At that time,” he said, “the relief money was exhausted and now the state cares only for those in the three assistance categories – old age, dependent children and blind.”

~ Local Happenings ~
•Arlice Hodges and children who have been visiting in Akron have returned home.
•Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Little who have been visiting in Livingston have returned home in Akron.
•Mrs. Will H. Clarke and daughter, Louise of Johnson City visited Mrs. Clark’s mother, Mrs. T. B. Huddleston recently.
•Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Rich and daughters of Tompkinsville, Ky., were Memorial day guests of his sister, Mrs. Lou Stephens and family.
•Mrs. Clyde Stafford and little daughter have returned to their home in Lafayette after a weeks visit with her mother, Mrs. Lou S. Stephens.
•Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Breeding were in Pleasant Ridge Sunday.
•Colleen and Marinella Brown have returned home after a visit with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Brown at Booze.
•Mr. and Mrs. Walter Garrett of Oak Grove, Pickett county and Cornelia Winningham and brother, Noel Rich of Cincinnati, O., visited Mr. and Mrs. Fate Jones and family Sunday.
•Tom Thurman of Crossville was a Livingston guest over the week-end.
•Mrs. R. J. Long returned home from the Protestant hospital much improved.
•Mrs. Edith Byrnes has returned to Livingston after a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Jack Rowl and family at Lancaster.
•A.B. and Herman Qualls were in Nashville Friday.
•Miss Eunice McGee is visiting Miss Anna Beulah Hunter and Miss Elise Stewart in Nashville.
•Miss Johnnie Marie Averitt and Miss Margaret Smith are home from Milligan College.
•Turley Knight of Nashville visited home folks last week-end.


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