Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1931 - 1935

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Wednesday, Nov.27, 1935.

Slaton - Offutt.

Albert Edmund Slaton, 28, farmer and Miss Mary Edna Offutt, 29, both of Madisonville [Madisonville], were issued a marriage license here Tuesday and will be married Wednesday

June 25,1935

I got a merchandise check of $40.00 from "The Spiegel Furniture Corporation. The check may be used on any BiltRite Living Room or Bed Room or Dining Room Suite in their store in Evansville, Ind. The check is good for ten days only. I won the check in a contest.

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[ADDRESSES]

[NAME] Mr. Cosby Jenkins Route One. [CITY] Madisonville, Ky. [TELEPHONE NO.] None. [NAME] Mrs. W.C. Mann [STREET, NO.] 551 South Seminary, [CITY] Madisonville, Ky. [TELEPHONE NO.] 898 [NAME] Miss. Ada Holland Route One. [CITY] Madisonville, Ky. [TELEPHONE NO.] 5411 [NAME] Miss. Lorene Utley, Route One. [CITY] Madisonville, Ky. [TELEPHONE NO.] None [NAME] Miss. Christia Lee Schmetzer Route One. [CITY] Madisonville, Ky. [TELEPHONE NO.] None

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[NAME] Miss. Alline Slaton, Route One, [CITY] Madisonville, Ky. [TELEPHONE NO.] 4612.

[NAME] Miss. Rudell McGuyer Route One [CITY] Madisonville, Ky. [TELEPHONE NO.] None.

[NAME] Miss. Frannie Mae McGuyer Route One. [CITY] Madisonville, Ky. [TELEPHONE NO.] None.

[NAME] Miss Eula Goad [STREET, NO.] 3210 Williams St. [CITY] Denver, Colo. [TELEPHONE NO.]

[NAME] Mrs. Elmer Rogers, [STREET, NO.] P.O. Box 135. [CITY] Paden, Okla. [TELEPHONE NO.]

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[NAME] Mrs. Lonnie Slaton, [STREET, NO.] 3039 Clarement Ave, [CITY] Evansville, Ind. [TELEPHONE NO.]

[NAME] Mr. Robert Bone [STREET, NO.] 764 N. Pershing St. [CITY] Indianapolis, Ind. [TELEPHONE NO.]

[NAME] Mr. B. F. Osburn [STREET, NO.] Co. E. 21 st. Inf. [CITY] Schofield Barracks, T.H.

[NAME] Miss. Nannie Mae Slaton Route 5. [CITY] Madisonville, Ky. [TELEPHONENO.] 2503.

[NAME] Mr. Rex Slaton Route 5 [CITY] Madisonville, Kentucky [TELEPHONE NO. ] 2503.

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[NAME] Mrs. Leman Greer [STREET, NO.] 3812 - 28th. Street [CITY] N. Birmingham, Ala. [TELEPHONE NO.]

[NAME] Mrs. F. A. Nelson [STREET, NO.] 2721 - 38th Ave. [CITY] N. Birmingham, Ala. [TELEPHONE NO.]

[NAME] Mrs. Robert Wilson [STREET, NO.] [CITY] Earlington, Ky. [TELEPHONE]

[NAME] Mrs. Joe Frank Harris [STREET, NO.] 11.14 Merick St. [CTIY] Detroit, Mich.

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Crop Loss High as County is Flooded. [underscored]

June 21, 1935

At 1 o'clock this afternoon an additional .82 inches of rainfall was recorded at the Earlington Weather bureau station. Record rainfall in Hopkins County, which reached an official total of 9.1 inches as recorded at the United States Weather bureau station in Earlington early today tied up railroad, bus, truck and passenger car traffic, washed away wheat and corn, flooded dwelling houses and stores. The 9.1 figure brought this year's total rainfall to 41.13. The average is 40 inches.

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President Voices grief of Nation over Their Loss [underscored]

New York, Aug. 16, 1935

The death of Will Rogers and Wiley Post shocked the United States and brought expressions of profound sympathy from all over the world.

President Roosevelt expressed the grief of the American people. Congress paused to pay an unusual tribute.

"I was shocked to hear of the tragedy which has taken Will Rogers and Wiley Post from us". said President Roosevelt. "Will was an old friend of mine, a humorist and philospher beloved by all. I had the pleasure of greeting Mr. Post on his return from his round-the-world flight. He leaves behind a splendid contribution to the science of aviation. Both were outstanding Americans and will be greatly missed". [page underscored]

Louisville, Ky. Nov. 13, 1935

Final figures on the Governor's race showed Liet. Gov. A.B. (Happy) Chandler, democrat, defeated his republican opponent, King Swope by 94,283 magority. [majority]. [page underscored]

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Governor Ruby Laffoon Home-coming

Madisonville, Ky.

Thursday June 20, 1935.

"This is next to the happiest day in my life", said Governor Ruby Laffoon to ten thousand home folks at Spring Lake today. "The happiest day", he continued, "will be that on which I return to my own home county to mix & mingle and to [word crossed out] continue to live with the people I love the best.

Although the morning was fair & warmer, the skies became clouded and hour before Home-coming festivities were to begin, and the greater part of the program was carried

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out as a fine drizzle fell intermittently. But the crowd which had come to honor the first citizen of Kentucky refused to yield to rain, and stood, intensely interested, throughout the two-hour program.

The crowd was served close to 15,000 pounds of barbecued mutton and pork, with bread, [word deleted] pickles, tomatoes and onions; and close to 700 gallons of burgoo.

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