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70 Years Ago
Army and Navy Union
Endorses Senator Berry

The Army and Navy Union, U. S. A., organized in 1886, and today the oldest active veterans organization in the United States, in a statement issued by John J. Crim, national legislative chairman, endorsed the candidacy of Senator George L. Berry for return to the Senate.

“In these troublesome days that we are now experiencing, we need such men as Major Berry in our United States Senate. His past record of service to his fellowmen is ample proof of his ability and integrity, and if we had more men in the United States like George Berry, we would have no fear of the future of this country,” said Crim.

“We, as veterans of the armed forces of our country, know of the unselfish services of Senator Berry not only during the period of the World War, but ever since those days of 1918 he has been an active and ardent worker for our disabled comrades,” stated Crim.

“Senator Berry’s stand on the principles of Americanism is one that should win the commendation of all true Americans who believe in our present day Democracy, and I feel certain that not only the veterans of Tennessee but every true citizen of this great state of ours will rally to the support of Senator Berry and send him back to the United States Senate with the greatest plurality ever given a distinguished son of Tennessee,” continued Crim.

“We, as members of the Army and Navy Union, whose rolls have carried such illustrious names as Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Admiral Dewey, General Funston, and every President of the United States since McKinley, are proud to have such a man as Senator Berry in our organization,” added Crim.

~ Local Happenings ~
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Maynord spent the week-end with relatives here last week.

Master Ronald Dalton, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dalton of Detroit are spending several days with his grandmother, Mrs. Florence Eubanks.

Mrs. Mary Speck and daughter, Miss Gladys Speck of Albuquerque, New Mexico spent the week-end with Mrs. F. G. Cullom at Henard.

Verble Richards and wife of the Pleasant Hill community were in Livingston transacting business Tuesday. Mr. Richards is an active farmer and one of the representative citizens of his section of the county.

Mrs. Louis Ray Walker, widow of the late James C. Walker, of Monterey made a business trip to Livingston Tuesday.

Mrs. William J. Cullom and daughter of Henard and Mrs. Burr Speck of Albuquerque, N.M., were in Livingston Tuesday. Mrs. Cullom and Mrs.

Speck are daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. E. C. Speck and were born and reared in the Dry Hollow community.

Mr. and Mrs. Myram Simcox of Battle Creek, Mich., visited her sister, Mrs. Albert Averitt Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Looper of Akron, O., passed through Livingston Sunday to visit relatives in Overton county.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bowman and daughters visited relatives in Monterey Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Carver Webb have taken an apartment with Mrs. Nora Dale.

Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Howard and daughter, Clara Elizabeth of Cookeville were guests of relatives Sunday.

Mrs. Casto Taylor of Eagle Creek visited Misses Ostle and Minnie Taylor Wednesday.

Mrs. Clyde Wisner and Myrtle Smith of Alpine visited friends in Livingston last week.

Frank Taylor of Taylor’s Cross Roads visited his sisters Wednesday.

Joe Taylor of Taylor’s Cross Roads is reported very ill.

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