Bill Fiske’s Bugle

Volume 30, Number 17 • May 1, 1940

Teachers elected for county high and elementary schools


The Clay County Board of Education has elected teachers for County High and Elementary Schools for the 1940-41 term.

Eddie Watson was named to succeed Frank Sidwell as principal of Celina High School.

Maurice Anderson was reelected principal of Hermitage Springs High School.

Earl Watkins was reelected principal of Willow Grove High School.

The deep oil well being put down on the Cordell Hull farm north of Celina, has reached a depth of 1245 feet, 82 feet in the Knox bolomite.

With the coming of good weather it is expected that several other wells will be started on blocks of leases already taken in Clay County.

Eleven thousand acres of this rugged and scenic area have been taken over by the state and converted into Standing Stone Park and Forest, one of Tennessee’s 16 state parks.

Thirty-eight thousand persons visited Standing Stone Park last June, July, and August and many more are expected this summer.

Miss La Una Brashears resigned her position last week as county home demonstration agent to accept a position in North Carolina.

Miss Brashears, whose home is Rockwood, Tennessee came to the county two months ago as special agent, and during this time has organized fifteen girl 4-H Clubs with a membership of about 250.

Miss Lou Hamilton of Celina has been appointed Captain of the Clay County Unit of the Tennessee Division of the Women’s Field Army of the America Society for control of cancer and will direct the cancer control campaign in this country.

Karl Monroe, Myrth Cherry, John Clark and C.H. Buford attended the Republican Convention at Nashville on Tuesday.

Mrs. Ossie Coffee and daughter, Christine are in Nashville with Mr. Coffee, who is critically ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Millard Swann and Miss Mae Swann were shopping in Nashville last week.

Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Napier attended “Gone With The Wind” at Livingston on Monday night.