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Archives 08-05-2009

70 Years Ago
Berry Speaks to 2,000
At Livingston Wed.

The Honorable George L. Berry, of Pressman’s Home, Rogersville, junior senator of Tennessee, met his engagement here Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock and spoke for one hour and fifteen minutes to an audience of two thousand people in the interest of his candidacy for re-election.

He gave an interesting account of his stewardship and explained why he had differed from the President, voting against certain of the President’s favored measures. He emphasized production and protested against destruction and waste of products, asserting that there was seldom discontent and trouble in a land of plenty; that production was a safeguard for the perpetuation of our democracy.

He found time to give a brief account of his deprivation and hardships during his early childhood and that he had by reason of necessity learned to work and produce and had kept working throughout his life.

Throughout his address he was frequently interrupted by applause.

He was ably introduced to the audience by his county manager, Grover C. Peek, who also presided over the meeting.

Jewell to speak here Saturday
John J. Jewell, Jr. of Murfreesboro, candidate for Congress, will speak at the courthouse in Livingston, Saturday, June 25, at 1:00 p.m. it is announced.
He will also speak on that day in Algood at 7:00.

~ Local Happenings ~
J. K. Dillon is suffering from injuries received last week in an automobile accident, which occurred near Willow Grove last week. Lester Garrett of Timothy was also injured in the same accident.

James Fleming of St. Jo, Texas, is spending a few days here with his sister.
Mrs. R. H. Hunt and other relatives and friends.

Jimmie Smith of Greenville, Tex., is visiting his grandfather, Forest B. Smith and family near Flat Creek.

Bush Taylor and Artis Hodges are erecting a business house on South Church St. for their radio and electrical appliance shop.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Maynord of Crossville were visiting relatives in Livingston over the week-end.

Little Misses Margaret and Jeanette Williams of Crossville are visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Freeman.

Miss Willene Freeman of Nashville was visiting home folks over the week-end.

Forest Kidwell, John Polson of Crossville, Benton Bilbrey, Geneva Brown and Nannie Jo Miller of Pleasant Hill were the dinner guests of Annette Freeman Sunday.

John Bell of the Federal Land Bank of Louisville was in Livingston Friday on business.

Next Sunday will be children’s day at Aaron’s Chapel, three miles south east of Hilham on a good rock road. The program will consist of readings,
dialogues, and other interesting features. Following this program, decoration services will be conducted at Allen Chapel and Farmer’s graveyard.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carr are the proud parents of a baby boy.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Dickerson had as their dinner guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Doak Dickerson, Mrs. Clara Benton and daughter, Dorothy Brown, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Dickerson and son and Miss Ada Zackery.

Mrs. J. T. Hodges has returned from Cookeville where she has been visiting her daughter, Mr. O. H. Dickerson.

Mr. and Mrs. Doak Dickerson and son have returned from Detroit where he has been employed.

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