From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, April 18, 1946

Famous radio stars coming to Oneonta

From radio station WSGN in Birmingham, one of the most popular group of entertainers now touring the country will make personal appearance in Oneonta at the Blount County High School. The FFA has announced that The Forty Niners will present a program of music, comedy, songs, and novelties on April 30, at 8 p.m.

The famous troupe of radio recording and stage stars, featuring ZEKE the HAYSEED, who is one of the funniest and original comedians in the entertainment field today. He alone is worth the price of admission. Others included in the group are Dan Robbins, former star of the Grand Ole Opry; Cooper Phillips, who was the WLW’s Boone County Jamboree; Zeke the Hayseed was formerly with the Weaver Brothers and Elviry show.

Party at Berry Mountain

There will be a “Tacky Party” at Berry Mountain School house on Friday night, April 26, sponsored by the Home Demonstration Club. Everyone is invited to attend. The proceeds will go to the benefit of the school and to help in repairing the school house. Prizes will be given to the man, woman, boy, and girl who comes dressed the “tackiest.” Admission charges will be 15 and 25 cents.

Public sale

The entire contents of the Ellis Hotel, consisting of bedsteads, springs, mattresses, bed covers, stoves, tables, dressers, wash stands, chairs, dishes, and many other articles will be sold at public auction in front of the hotel on Tuesday, for cash. Upon requests, articles will be sold in groups. Sale begins at 9 a.m.

Payne in Japan

Willie Howard Payne, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Payne, of Route 4, Oneonta, is stationed in Japan. A letter to family he has written, follows:

March 19

Hello All:

I will try to write you a few lines to say I am ok. No mail today, so this is all I get to say. Hope you are all well. So write for I want some mail. How is Frances? So for this time, my love for all. Good night,

Howard Payne