25 years ago
Yancey Smith of the Creative Homemakers Club and Tom Sinnema of the Paris-Henry County Food Bank were pictured discussing community involvement after Mrs. Smith presented the food bank a check in honor of Mary Kate Ridgeway for dedicated community service.
A front page color photo by Jan Williams of a red-wing
blackbird in flight was the first photo ever produced in house
by The Post-Intelligencer from the original film through the color separation process and the final picture on the newspaper.
Carlo DiVito, son of Tony and Kathy DeVito of Paris,
graduated magna cum laude from the State Vocational Institute in Memphis with an associates degree in industrial engineering.
50 years ago
Cub Scout Earl Grissom Jr. was pictured pinning a Mother’s Day corsage on Mrs. Lila Cannon of Paris Route 6. Cubs of Den 4, Pack 28, took flowers to patients at Henry County Nursing Home. Leaders of the Cubs group were Jean Palmer and Gloria Grissom.
Dr. W.G. Rhea was pictured receiving a life membership in the state Parent-Teachers Organization from Mrs. George Whitfield, president of Rhea Elementary School PTA. A similar award was presented to school principal James Underwood.
Portrait artist Betty Sue Harper was pictured sketching Daniel Griffey, son of Arts Week chairman Carolyn Griffey. The artist would return later for more sittings.
The stage was set for a three-day open house celebration of a new $10 million Celotex plant here. Guided tours were scheduled each day.
75 years ago
With surrender papers signed by Germany, the 7th U.S. Army captured the No. 2 Nazi leader, Herman Goering at about the same time another infamous Nazi, Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, was taken.
In the Pacific, where the war still raged, a fleet of 400 Superfortress bombers blasted for the first time Japan’s dwindling homeland oil supplies. U.S. European troops were being reassigned to the Pacific.
Margie Work was selected president of the senior class at Grove High School. Earl Mann was vice president and Mary Catherine Smith secretary-treasurer.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Routon received a cablegram from their son, Lt. Ben Routon, who had been liberated from a German prison camp. He had been pilot of a B-24 bomber.
100 years ago
The Junior Aid of the Christian Church held a handkerchief bazaar at Warren’s Jewelry Co. Ladies had dainty handmade handkerchiefs for sale.
Humphreys Bros. & Foster advertised Hart Shaffner & Marx clothing for men. The store said you could buy cheaper suits but if they were of less quality you would not be saving.
John Pomery, a New Zealand scientist, was promoting his Puratone, a medicine which he said would sweeten sour stomachs. He said Americans were stuffing themselves with too much harmful food and his medicine would set things right. He had appeared in Nashville and Memphis. Puratone was available at Kirk’s Drug Store here.
The Sewing Club met at Wildwood Farm, the suburban home of Mrs. Priestly Jernigan. A salad course was served and plans made for the next meeting with Mrs. Frank Bryant of Walnut Street.