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FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 4, l«St BACKWARD GLANCES By A. W. NKVHXB NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN Child Brides, Youthful Preacher*, Board Bill Jumpers Were With Us Half A Century Ago There is nothing new under the sun—never was and will never be, apparently. Today at intervals newspapers are given Information of unusual things, sometimes called the first on record, when in fact the same things have happened years ago and probably years before then, though there was no way of recording them. For instance: Child brides-—Recently there have been instances played up in newspapers, sometimes with pictures, of brides of tender age, yet such things are not new. A newspaper 50 years ago printed this item: Last Sunday at Matthews, S. C., James Spittle and Miss Smiley Pressley were united in the bonds of matrimony by the Rev. J. W. Abernathy. The bride Ls not yet 12 years old and her mother, before giving her consent to the union, stipulated that the bridegroom must continue sending her to school. To this Mr. S. agreod and the young bride will not have to forego the pleasure of playing with the other school children. Child preachers—Fifty years ago this story was printed: The religious sensation in Kentucky just now is the impassioned preaching of the Rev. Pascal Porter of Madison. Indiana, who is only 11 years old. The youthful evangelist has been drawing immense crowds at Williamstown, Ky. As de-scribed he Is a handsome boy with bright brown eyes and well-shaped head. Board bill jumpers are not new, either The Clarksville Standard of March 1, 1888, said: A few weeks ago a man landed in our city, claiming to be named J. C. Vasbery. He is about six feet high, weighs about 180 pounds, light complexion and a sandy mustache, has a scar in left cheek and wore a white hnt. He was boarding with Mrs. McElroy and got his clothing out of the house, saying he was going to get the garments washed, but he forgot to return and neglected to pay his board bill to the lady before he left. We also will state that he neglected to pay some other little bills around town. The Standard also printed a hard luck story of four prominent Clarksville young men who went walking on the railroad the Sunday afternoon before, In February, 18RB. It said: J. T. McDonald. J. H. Barry, W. H. Bagby nnd W. T. Snead went out on the niil- road to take a walk. They went west to Rood's tank, thinking that when the trsir. eastbound stopped for water they could get on and ride back to Clsrksville. The train came and the supposition is that the engineer mistook the gentlemen for train robbers who were about fo hold up the train, K> he put on extra steam and went sailing by. The fired walkers then w<>nt to a section house nearby and hired a section hand to bring them to Clarksville on a handcar, and having to sit on the floor of the car and hold up their feet they were muscle-sore next day. Roy S. Dearstyne, head of North Carolina State college poultry department, advises poultrymen: "Don't breed from inferior stock. If your birds are of low quality, buy your baby chicks from a good hatchery or other reliable source. Big results — rfttle ton — ibmt classified advertising in Tbe P*n» with a classified ad. In The News 1 3 Years Ago From The News' File» 13 Yeirn Ago Wednesday, August 4, 19Z6 Hay harvest ou the Smiley meadow near Brookston was under way with 150 men, and four presses running. Harvest on the McBath meadow of 200 acres near High was finished and produced 8,000 bales. Attorneys of record in the contest of the W. J. McDonald will B. B. Sturgeon, A. P. Park, R. E. Eubank and J. S. Patrick of Paris and Phillips, Townsend & Phillips of Dallas for the contestants. Representing tho University were \V. W. Moore. Long & \Vortham and Tom L. Be.ivicharrsp of Paris, R. E. L. Snner of Dallas and C. A. Wheeler of the Attorney General's office. From ail over the Counts' came complaints of boll worms nr.d other Insect cotton pest*. Sam Cunningham said the crop In h!s section was pretty bad but that good feed crops were made. Powderiy tomato growers n«rso- cia'.ion was siiH marketing some of the vegetables. They were mostly being shipped by truck to black land communities. Six pitchers,- rhrr^ to each club, were used ir. the Paris-Texarkana baseball Ramp here which Paris lost 10-9. W. C. Wilmuth and Miss Myrtle Lc-Mastcr of Cunningham were man-led by Justice J. L. Shanklin in his office. We Have Th« Choicest Fresh Fruit* and Vegetable* T. H. Hearn Market Squire

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 04 Aug 1939, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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