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P. O.  Box  310,  Paris, TN.  38242-0310



squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 22, 2008 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Tommy Snow ('55) was pictured with a huge 9-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass taken on Kentucky Lake near the mouth of Granny’s Branch embayment. Snow used a white Helldiver to lure the big one, one of the largest ever taken from Kentucky Lake.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 22, 2008 Edition ~ 75 years ago

Neil Andrews ('31) of Paris, who had tried out with the Memphis Chicks as a catcher, was farmed to a Beckley, W.Va., team in semi-pro league. Andrews had a contract with the Chicks and could be called up at any time.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the April 17, 2008 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

William Darris “Billy” Mann ('53) died at Mayo Clinic at age 23. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darris Mann, were at his bedside. Young Mann was a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin and a bandmaster at Clinton, Ky. His wife was the former Eloise Berry.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 17, 2008 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

W.O. Inman led a delegation from the city schools at a state teachers meeting in Nashville. In the group were Mrs. J.Q. Adams, Perry Alexander, Carrie Bailey, Blanche Erwin, Annie Warren Looney, Mrs. Will T. Morris, Nora Newberry, Annie Nichols, Allie Mae Oliver, Sadie Ray, Mabel Ross, Essie Walters, Sylvia White, Pauline Wyman, Charlie McGehee, Lucille Lowery, Steele Stephenson, Mrs. H.W. Hatler and Mrs. T.K. Johnson.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 16, 2008 Edition  ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Fish Fry Hostess Princess Norma Pierce was pictured receiving a trophy from Virgil Clark of The Post-Intelligencer as winner of the annual review. In her court were first maid Maxine Maxwell ('59), second maid Sue Beal and alternate Mary Harding.

City schools Supt. W.O. Inman warned of a crisis of overcrowding in the system within two or three years. Atkins-Porter had just enrolled its 1,000th student. Some of the city schools students would be moved to the new junior high school at Grove.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 16, 2008 Edition  ~ 75 YEARS AGO

The Grove High School baseball team knocked off Martin 17-7 and coach Clovis Kemp’s Puryear High charges 9-3. In the Puryear game a highlight was a triple steal featuring Dinwiddie Buster Neese ('33) and Blease McAbee ('33), with Dinwiddie scoring. Lester Neese ('32) struck out 14 Puryear batters.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 10, 2008 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO

A plan presented to the county board of education would restore the Grove High School Tower building for use as an office building. Renovation costs would be borne by a group of school alumni and other backers. The fund-raising group was represented at the meeting by Bill Williams ('52) and W.T. Looney ('62).

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 10, 2008 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Post-Intelligencer news editor Ernest Williams ('49) was pictured receiving a plaque from the Paris chapter of Future Farmers of America for the newspaper’s cooperation with chapter activities. Presenting the plaque was Raymond Van Dyke ('59), chapter president. Watching in a photo were Ronnie Davidson ('59) and Johnny Winburn ('59).

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the April 3, 2008 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Arthur Dunlap ('30), who was attending the University of Tennessee Medical College in Memphis, spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dunlap of Dunlap Street.

The Young Women’s Auxiliary of First Baptist Church met with Annie Lee Raines, the leader for the evening. On the program were Zonona Foust ('31), Marian Cook and Marcia Nance ('34). Josephine Martin gave a report on a convention she attended in Memphis.

The L&N Railroad announced a low fare of $1.50 to Memphis for fans to get a chance to see a Paris boy go up against major league players, including the famous Babe Ruth. A charter train would carry fans to see the Memphis Chicks tangle with the New York Yankees in an exhibition game. Neil Andrews ('31) of Paris was making a strong bid with the Chicks to become second string catcher and it was said he would appear in the game.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the March 26, 2008 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Pictured in a Belk-Settle Dry Goods Store advertisement were boys modeling Easter outfits: Randy Wright, Dickie Wyatt ('69), Johnny Bucy ('66) and Danny Nelson ('66).

Among Elks Lodge scholarship winners were Barbara Sykes ('58) and Terry Blackwood ('58) from Grove High School and James D. Hastings from Springville High School. James Fesmire of the lodge presented the scholarships.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the March 25 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

The first round of a county elementary school basketball tournament saw Atkins-Porter beat Henry in girls’ action while Springville won over Buchanan in boys’ action. Nancy Davis ('62) was high scorer for A-P and “Tootsie” Hayes was high for Henry.

The Transylvania College Concert Band made an appearance in Mayfield. Appearing with the band was Mildred Luckey ('57) of Paris, a student at Transylvania and a clarinet player.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the March 25 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Margaret Younkin ('30), a student at Grinnell College in Iowa, was here for the spring holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Younkin.

Schools Supt. L.B. Browning spoke to the Grove High School Parent-Teacher Association at a regular meeting with good attendance. Mrs. Haynes Oliver was president. Mary Elizabeth Foster ('33) presented a reading.

Lester “Kidd” Neese ('32) was elected captain of the 1933 edition of the Grove High School baseball team. Neese had come to Paris from Ensley, Ala., two years earlier and also played football and basketball.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the March 21, 2008 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Several members of the Grove Tower Choir were selected to take part in an all-state chorus. Included were directors Dorothea Bond and Elizabeth Porter; and members Eddie Martin ('58), Tommy Berry ('59), Sherry Bond ('61), Sharon Lupfer ('1960) and Dan Murphey ('60).

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the March 21, 2008 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Representatives of the Grove High School Hi-Y Club attended a district meeting at Trezevant. In the group were Prof. J.C. Cook, sponsor of the local unit, Leroy Lawrence ('34), Crawford Aden ('35) and Jimmie McAbee ('34).

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the March 19, 2008 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Horace Ray Adams ('50), son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Adams, received a degree in medical technology in Memphis. He had attended Grove High School, the University of Tennessee Martin Branch, Murray State College and the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He was president of his class.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the March 19, 2008 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Grove High School seniors chose superlatives in an annual Who’s Who announcement. These students are all the Class of 1933: Prettiest girl was Mary Robbye Hill and best looking boy was Calvin Humphreys. Others chosen were Dudley Porter and Verla Gray, most intellectual; Billy McSwain and Helen Stovall, most popular; Blease McAbee and Grace Evelyn Gross, most athletic; Charles Holt, laziest boy; Paul Newman, wittiest boy; Winnie Cole, most attractive girl; Elizabeth Robinson, most original girl; and Lyde McCampbell, most dependable student.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the March 6, 2008 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Local Naval Reserve members who would attend two weeks of training at Key West, Fla., were pictured. Included were Jack Sparks ('46), K.B. Humphreys Jr. ('48), Richard Caldwell ('52) and Sellers Leach ('44).

Nancy Krider ('60), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Krider, won first place in a speech contest in Memphis. She was required to prepare and deliver a six-minute extemporaneous speech on the U.S. Constitution.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the March 6, 2008 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

To accommodate county teachers and their friends who wanted to hear the inaugural address of President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt on a Saturday, professor L.B. Browning, superintendent of education, had a radio installed in his office. The radio was furnished by Paris Radio Co. Browning especially invited teachers but said other people would be welcome also.

The Juvenile Music Club met with Betty Jane Fisk ('36). Playing piano solos were Julia Carolyn Wright ('43), Darrell Wilson, Mary Nell Veazey, Nell Hogan ('40), Betty Jane Fisk ('36), Eva Lucille Plew, Emily Sue Akin ('39) and Georgia Lee Gray. Virginia ('37) and Martha ('40) Jones brought a violin duet.


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