From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 21, 1929

Oneonta Home Burns

A house belonging to E.A. Tidwell in the southern part of the town was destroyed by fire on Wednesday night of last week.

The fire appears to have started in the attic or on the roof of the house. It was well under way and beyond control when discovered.

The house was occupied by W.R. Perrin and family who lost most of their possessions.

The house was valued at $2,000.00.

Ricks Wins Pan-Am Prize

J.R. Ricks was happy Monday. He had just returned from a meeting of the officials and distributors of Pan-Am gas and oils, held at Birmingham.

At that meeting he was handed a check for $75.00 which represented the second prize in a contest that has been on for some time with Pan-Am agents.

There are 72 distributors or agents in the state and only one of them made a better record than our genial Bob. A man by the name of Russell at Bessemer got first prize of $100.00, winning over Mr. Ricks by only two points…

Ricks has put in about 25 stations since he took the agency about two years ago.

An Explanation

On the court docket a few weeks ago appeared the name of Robert Lowe charged with carrying concealed weapons. This is not the Robert Lowe, who is superintendent of the County Farm at the Alms House. He asks that this explanation be made for his benefit and the benefit of his friends.