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Archives 01-13-2010

90 Years Ago
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Livingston Academy second term has started. We teach 4 year high school work, home economics, vocal and instrumental music, shorthand, typewriting and agricultural beginning Feb. 1. Our teachers are college and normal trained. During the winter we keep staff of 17 teachers. Our students enter any school in the Union without question or examination. We belong to the Southern Association of Colleges. We have more than 70 graduates making good, 20 or more are now taking advanced work in college and university. L.E. GARRETT, Principal.
 
Prohibition begins January 16, according to the terms of the 18th Amendment.
 
Hassel Oakley was here from Crawford this week.
 
“Mark of Zorro”, starring Douglas Fairbanks and Noah Beery, opens at theatres.
 
Mrs. Mattie Looper died in a hospital at Nashville Dec. 20, 1919. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sevier of Livingston. She was born and reared near Willow Grove. She leaves two sons, five and nine years of age, she leaves her father, mother, five sisters, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. She was married in 1910. Her husband died Dec. 23, 1918 of influenza.
 
“The Man of the Forest” by Zane Grey is published.
 
A.G. Keisling is in Nashville on business.
 
Sheriff Alvin Carr and posse captured a wild cat still in the head of Copeland Cove Sunday night. Several gallons of beer was destroyed with the still. Three were arrested and let go with the promise they would turn themselves in, which one failed to do.
 
Isaac Asimov is born.
 
If a soup bean or two is dropped in each hill of potatoes when they are planted the potato bug will not bother them, and potato crop will get of beans as well.
 
John Francis Dodge, cofounder of Dodge Brothers Company dies of influenza at age 55.
 
Horace Elgin Dodge, cofounder of Dodge Brothers company dies of pneumonia at age 52.
 
The Dodge Brother’s widows sell their automobile business for $146 million 5 years later.

A Livingston business man recently returned from Mexico says it is an open secret along the border that the bandit, Villa, is financed by a big American oil company and certain large mining interests. The object of this is to stir up trouble and ultimately force American intervention in Mexico. Then American oil and mining companies holding vast interests in Mexico could proceed with their business operations under protection of the American government. It would seem that the first thing this country should do is to jail a lot of officials of certain American oil and mining companies.
 
In Missouri the courts have recognized the humanity of editors by indicting a man for killing one.
 
R.H. Hankins and Earl May went to Nashville Sunday to see Herman Estes who is still in the hospital.
 
A demagogue ladle, sugar coated with patriotism, is often used to turn political hoecakes. The coating usually slips off, however, making a mess of the whole thing.


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