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IN  PARIS, TENNESSEE,  SINCE  1866
P. O.  Box  310,  Paris, TN.  38242-0310

THE '50 YEARS AGO' FEATURE, OF THE PARIS POST-INTELLIGENCER, IS REPRODUCED HERE BY PERMISSION.
THE  MATERIAL IS  ęCOPYRIGHTED BY  THE  POST-INTELLIGENCER  AND THEY  RETAIN  FULL RIGHTS.

 

CLASS  OF  1952  IN  '50  YEARS   AGO'

50  YEARS  AGO

squig.gif (237 bytes) From   the September 9, 2003 Edition

Three young Paris men were in poor to critical condition in a Murray hospital following an automobile accident at midnight near Hazel, KY.
WAYNE KING ('54) was in critical condition and CHARLES LAYCOOK ('52) and ROBERT ADAMS ('52) were in poor condition. All suffered head injuries when the 1950 Mercury driven by Laycook struck a tree.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From  the  January 29,  2003  Edition

25  YEARS  AGO ~ Bill Williams was named third-generation publisher of the Post-Intelligencer, succeeding his father, Bryant Williams. W. P. Williams had moved to Paris in 1927 to purchase The P-I.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From  the January 28, 2003  Edition

Four Paris Students were among 32 who had their art works on display at Murray State University. Included were Diana Diggs,
Newell Dunlap, David Jointer and Laverne Turner.

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William Williams and Bill Bigham of Paris were among Murray State students pledged to Gamma Delta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha music
fraternity.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the October 2, 2002  Edition

A group of Royal Ambassador boys of Fairview Baptist Church had completed requirements for the rank of page. Charles Gillespie was Ambassador-in-chief. Others were Howard Welch, Raymond Pierce,  Jerry VanCleave, William Russell, Jerry Thompson, Joe Don Allen, Billy Pierce, Howard Bailey, Wayne Speight, Charlie Byrd, Don Harding and Roy Elmer. Counselors were Charlie Cherry and Rupert Dunlap. Judge was Hattie Wiseman and church pastor was Rev. Haynes Lankford.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the September 6, 2002  Edition

Five young ladies of the 1952 graduating class of Grove High School were pictured at a discussion meeting of students' college plans. In the group were Ann Nelson, Julia Crutcher, June Turner, Mary Amanda Hurdle and Mary Lou Snow.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the July 31, 2002  Edition

The young people of West Paris Baptist Church "took over" the church for a week in observance of Youth Week. Earl Thompson would be youth pastor and other general officers were David Freeland ('52), Richard Caldwell ('52), Doyle Reese ('51), Charles Scholes, Patsy Mustain, Christine Wimberley, Rogerlene McFarland, Lorraine Gassoway, Roy Prince, Bob Matheson and Winnie Prince.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the July 30, 2002  Edition

IN  THE  25 YEARS AGO  P-I  FILES
McNutt Tractor Company was sold by owners T.L. McNutt and Bobby McNutt to Robert and Joseph Wells, sons of former Henry County Sheriff F.F. Wells. The business was located on the Mayfield Highway and had been started in 1947 by T.F. McNutt Sr. on Tyson Avenue.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the June 19, 2002  Edition

The Paris Recreation Commission employed Robert Adams, popular Grove High School Graduate and athletic star, to supervise use of athletic equipment afternoons at Ogburn Park during the summer. Dave Loudy was on duty in the morning hours.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the June 12, 2002  Edition

The daily vacation Bible  school at First Presbyterian Church ended with a program of stories and memory work. Teachers for the school had been Phyllis McEvoy and Mmes. T.B. White, Rollins Eakers, R.H. Rhoades, Bill Wagner, J.P. Lasater Jr., J. F. Palmer, L.D. Chesemore, Foster Brown and Esco Clifford.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the June 12, 2002  Edition

Bobby Jean Burton (1)  was chosen queen of the Lewis-Wimberley post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at a beauty review. Martha Perkins was first maid and Dot Kimmons second maid. Other entrants were Lou Annie Pinson, Joy Prince, Ruby Lamb, Ann Powers, and
Ruthie Alexander (2).
~ (1) Class of  1949
~ (2) Class of 1952

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Commencement exercises were held for 65 Grove High School graduates. In a program that lasted only 50 minutes, Mitchum Warren presented the valedictory address and Billy Bigham was salutatory speaker. Lazette Crouch and Jimmy Bruce received awards for the most improvement in their senior year. Taking part in a panel discussion were Clarice Allen, Patsy Hill, Nancy Windsor, Diana Diggs, Elizabeth Swinney and June Turner.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the May 16, 2002 Edition

Paris parade entries at the Humboldt Strawberry festival won honors. A float entered by the Henry County Coonhunters Association, with a live raccoon being treed by baying dogs, took top prize for the best float and attracted much attention as it had a few days earlier at the Mule Day Parade here. Best decorated car was a convertible from Paris with Mule Day Queen Phyllis McEvoy aboard, along with her court, Shirley Melton and Martha Perkins.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the May 9, 2002  Edition ~ A Class of '52 teacher in '75 YEARS AGO'

Esther Elam and Mary Beth Morris of Paris were among the members of the Glee Club at Tennessee College in Murfreesboro.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the May 9, 2002  Edition

Anne Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson, received a full year's scholarship to Randolph-Macon College.  She was a member of the
current graduating class at Grove High School.

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The Westminster Guild of First Presbyterian Church met with Diana Rhodes on Jackson Street. The president, Phyllis McEvoy, presided over the meeting and brought a devotional. A roundtable discussion was held on "The Work of  Dr. Marcus Whitman Among the Indians."

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the April 24, 2002  Edition

Winners in a 4-H club dress making contest were Patsy Hill of Sunnyside, who took first place in wool dresses; Joy Norwood of Pleasant Hill, first in senior cotton dress competition, and Ann Cox of Springville, first in junior cotton competition.

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Mrs. Corum presented one of her outstanding students in solo recital. Phyllis McEvoy, a senior at Grove High School, would perform in the Corum studio on Dunlap Street. Receiving with Phyllis would be her sister, Sylvia*, and friend, Betty Cowan.
* Class of  54

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Mitchum E. Warren Jr., 17, was among 31 Tennesseans selected to receive a four-year education at Vanderbilt University under the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps educational program.

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Grove High School Senior Robert Adams was brought home after being confined for three weeks with a kidney infection at Clinton Hospital in Clinton, Kentucky. His uncle, Joe Claxton, was medical technician at the local hospital

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Grove High School senior Billy Bigham won a $50 scholarship to Murray State University.  Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity awarded the scholarship. Bigham planned on majoring in music.

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