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Serve
During the past four years we have offered a plan whereby the family
- of a deceased person could purchase funeral merchandise at a saving
cf Fifty Per Cent from regular retail price.
This has proven to be a most satisfactory arrangement and a great sav­
ing for the family of the deceased. And each and every patron was
more than pleased with this as to both prices and service.
vVe now offer -this plan to the public in a very simple form. You do
not have to buy any certificate of any kind and you are not out one
cent in money for anything.
Should death visit your home we offer our ser'dces and merchandise at
a discount of fifty per cent from regular retail selling price. The only
requirement is to be able to pay one half the regular price in cash.
Our Merchandise is marked in plain figures and marked as cheap as
anyone else who handles the same high grade of Merchandise that we
carry. From these marked prices you get fifty per cent discount.
Think of buying an American or any other make of Steel Vault for only
$50.00. Everyone else charges $100.00 for the same Vault. Embalming
regular price $20.00-our Cash Price is only $10.00. Caskets priced in
line with anyone else and you get them at one half what you would
pay elsewhere.
vVe can make these prices because we do not have any bad accounts
to lose and you do not have to pay for Merchandise that someone else
bought.
Ask some of your friends that have had the occasion to use our service,
what kind of saving they made.
Remember there is nothing to buy in the way of a contract to get these
prices. We do not charge extra for hearse service within fifty miles of
Martin, Tennessee.
JI1artin :7uneral Aome
MARTIN, PHONE 306 TENN.
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Martin, Tenn
A Gaad Bank In A Gaod Town
This Bank is interested in everything that will
make Weakley County a better place to Live
Pepsi-Cola Bottling COIupany
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Congratulations to
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THE POTATO FESTIVAL
Uptown
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And an invitation to you to
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BANK WITH US
While Attending the Sweet Potato
Festival
Weakley CDunty Bank
Everything to Eat­
Lunches, Short Orders, Sandwiches
Dresden, Tenn.
Tables for the Ladies
Member
COLDEST BEER IN TOWN
Try Our Potato
Federal Deposit· Insurance
Festival
HAMBURGERS, only
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Corporation
Martin Sweet Potato. Co.
Carlot Shippers, Brokers and Growers
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L. A. GLASGOW, Manager
Day Phone 334; Night Phone 7601 213 Main Street
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Congratulatiollt!i
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West Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival
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Light and Power Co.
AS ALWAYS
in keeping with our policy, we offer our support
to this big event, which is destined to become one
of the biggest of Annual Events in OurState
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Best Wishes For The
SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL
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Peoples Bank
Dresden, Tenn.
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Member Federal Deposit Insurance
Corpora'tion
We Invite Your
BANKING BUSINESS
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offer the service you might expect
from such an institution
Make Our Bank Yours
We're Looking for You at
Our Store When You
Attend the
Sweet Potato Festival
At Dresden
Make Double Use of Your
Trip to the Festival
ENJOY THIS BIG EVENT
And Stock Up On
While Frasl Flour
And Also All Kinds of
FEED
Our Price.s Save You Money
Olds a .....d Son
Norh Side . Dresden
We Pay Top Prices for
Produce
We Are Squarely Behind The
Sweet Potato Festival
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with our every effort and assistance, and with it success. Our
firm is one of the oldest commission houses, if not the oldest, in
this territory, offering a market for the once called "lowly"
Sweet Potato, helping to build up the industry to where it is
now one of the principal crops of this section. We intend to 'al­
way pay highest possible market prices to our farmer friends
who grow Sweet Potatoes
Castleman and Margrave
Gleason,
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Best Wishes for a Successful
Sweet Potato Festival
Attend this Big Event for Pleasure ...
And for the Utmost in Sanitary Food Always
Call for
Reelfoot Products
HAM-LARD-BACON
Delivered Fresh to Your Grocer or Butcher Daily in Proper
Delivery Equipment. Call for REELFOOT and be assured of
government inspected ~ e a t
REELFOOT PRODUCTS PACKED AND SOLD BY
Reynolds Packing 00.
UNION CITY, TENNESSEE
Stovall Plumbing 00.
Dependable
Plumbing and Heating
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DEEP WELL SUPPLIES
Phone 98
Humboldt Tenn.

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We Are Glad
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to make a contribution toward the first West
Tennessee 8\veet Potato Festival. Our
hope is that splendid returns may.
be derived from this project
bauelace Farmer
Ga.
Wholesale Groceries, Hardware, Floor Covering
Martin, Tennessee

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1887--Through The Years--IIB7
This is our fiftieth year of service in West Tennessee, and we
have cooperated in every effort to improve the Fruit and Vege­
table industry in this section. We heartily endorse the "WEST
TENNESSEE SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL," and the purpose
for which it is held, and we congratulate those who have woo:-k­
ed so hard toward its success.
We extend our sincere congratulations, and "ish the FESTIVAL
many years of service
B. G. darrell & Campang
Humboldt, Tennessee
Our "RED HOOP" HAMPERS have set-the standard of quality
for many years and are known and used throughout the entire
South wherever potatoes are grown
Weare one of the South's oldest and largest manufacturers of
Fruit and Vegetable Packages, and can supply your needs at
all seasons with hampers, Berry Crates, Tomato Lugs, Cabbage
Crates, Till Baskets of all sizes, Bushel Baskets of various types.

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C. H. Moran, Chairman
J. T. McWherter, V.Pre
Tom Irvine, Sec-Treas.
Geo. Wiggs
Lee Brasfield
J. C. Vaughan
J. O. Alexander
Loyd Reavis
Cayce Pentecost
J. L. Holbrook
R. H. Smith
Committee Chairmen
Finance
R. W. Brasfield
Float Parade
Cayce Pentecost
Officers and Cammillees
J+est ~ n n e s s e e Sweet Potato Yestioal
WEAKLEY COUNTY EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE
Martin
H. N. Moore
Harry Campbell
J. Paul Phillips
Dukedom
Geo. Cunningham
Sharon
Paul Brock
J. N. Harkey
Greenfield
Rev. L. M. Real
Gent Belew
R. R. McUmber
. Gleason
R. A. Nants
Jess Margrave
Palmersville
Luco Olds
Latham
Brownlow Brundige
Chestnut Glade
Louis Burke
Dresden
J. R. Pritchett
M. R. Duke
Spurgeon Thacker
Clois Hutcherson
Publicity Committee
Gleason
R. A. Nants
M. E. Fanning
E. F. Collins
Greenfield
Neal Freeman
aOARoD OF DIRECTORS
Queens
J. O. Alexander
Program .Director
Cayce Pentecost
Transportation
Gay Roberts
Queen's Ball
Tom M. Irvine
Publicity
J. O. Alexander
Concessions
O. W. Beard
Free Acts
J. R. Pritchett
R. R. McUmber
J. B. Maness
Sharon
R. S. Roberts
Paul Brock
John Overton
Martin
Douglas Murphy
L. A. Glasgow
Joe Brown
H. N. Moore
Dukedom
R. L. McNatt
J ames Cunningham
Charlie Ross
Palmersville
L. L. Olds
Jim Elam
Roscoe Wright
Latham
Brownlow Brundige
Chestnut Glade
Mart Reed
Beecher Finch
Roscoe Simpson
Pomp Nanney
Como
Geo. C. Newberry
J. W. Jackson, jr.
Houston 'Pemberton
McKenzie
Bob Simmons
Greenfield
D. Z. Grooms
Exhibits
R. E. Ellis
Reception
Edward Maiden, jr.
First Aid
Dr. M. D. Ingram
Parade Marshal
'Carmon Bowlin
Horse Show
Lee Brasfield
Music
Geo. Wiggs
Lighting
Raymond Smith
General Rules
J. T. McWherter
General Decorations
O. C. Bumpas
Grounds
Ea Jeter
Program Director
Cayce Pentecost
Amateur Contests
Tom Loyd
Joe Hilliard
Catalog Committee
J. L. Holbrook
Loyd Reavis
R. E. Ellis
Premium List of the' Sweet Potato Festival
Requirement for Exhibits: Competition open
to West Tennessee farmers.
Judging will be done according to score card
worked out by Division of Extension and
Marketing Service.
Class 1. For best peck of graded Sweet Pota­
toes, any variety-$10.00, $5.00, $3.00,
$2.00, $1.00.
Class 2. Best bushel of graded Sweet Potatoes
(hamper) any varietY-$25.00, $12.50,
$7.50, $5.00, $2.50, $1.50, $1.00.-by R. A,
Nants, Gleason.
Class 3. Best peck of graded Sweet Potato
seed, and variety-$5.00, $4.00, $3.00,
$2.00, $1.00.
Class 4. Best Community Display showing im­
proved methods of selecting seed, keeping
fields free from disease, practices for main­
taining soil fertilities-',- (1-3 arrangernent,
1-3 educational value, 1-3 display)- $25,
$12.50, $7.50.
Class 5. Best display of Flowers (as a commu­
nity or individual, for amateurs only)­
$10.00, $5.00.
Prize winning Potatoes will be claimed by
the Sweet Potato Festival, and will not be
returned to the owners.

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GENERAL RULES
West Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival
All exhibits must be completed and in place
by Tuesday night, Sept. 21, in order'to be ready
for the opening of the Festival at the High
School gymnasium and campus on the following
day, Wednesday at 1 :00 p. m.
Judging of exhibits will begin on the first
day of the Festival. Ribbons for winning en­
tries will be aW"'arded at the time of judging.
Cash prizes will be paid by check mailed to the
winners after the closing of the Festival.
Winners in all competing events of the Festi­
,val will also be announced immediately follow­
ing such event, and check for cash a ward will be
mailed to the winners after the Festival.
Special premiums awarded by stipulated
firms or individuals on exhibits or contests will
be paid by the firm or individual (or their rep­
resentatives) 'awarding these premiums.
No entrance fee will be charged for entering
any exhibi,ts, or contests, unless otherwise stat­
ed.
Judging of exhibits will be done according
to a score card worked out by the Division of
Extension and Marketing Service.
Prize winnning Sweet Potatoes will not be
returned tlil the owners, but will be claimed by
the Sweet Potato Festival. All exhibits will re­
main in place until 4 p. m., Friday, Sept. 24. .
Community exhibits, and Sweet Potatoes that·
are not claimed by the Sweet Potato Festival
(prize winning Potatoes) must be removed
from the exhibit hall not later than 6 p. m.,
Friday, Se.pt. 24. Committee on Exhibits will
not be responsible for anything left in the ex­
hibit hall after 6 p. m., Sept. 24.
Pro,ram First Day and Ni,ht
September 22
1 :30 p. m.-Band concert south side public
square in Dresden.
2 :00 p. m.-Grand march to school campus and
exhibit halL
2 :30 p. m.-Formal opening of West Tennessee
Sweet Potato Festival.
Welcome Address, Edward Maiden, j:r.,
. school gymnasium
2 :45 p. m.-Introduction of Hostess Queen.
3 :00 p. m.-Broncho Busting by Rev. L. M.
Real, pastor Greenfield Presbyterian
Church.
4 :00 p. m.-Music and parade to location of
Boy Scouts' Soap Box Derby.
5 :00 p. m.-Opportunity for visiting American
Legion Street Carnival-Rogers Greater
Sho'\'s.
Night Session
7 p. m.-Annual Festival Horse Show, Tennes­
see's Classic, more than $250 in awards.
Horses from three states, At Festival
grounds, football field of Dresden High
school. Admission to Horse Show,35c for
adults; children. 15c.
NOTE-In the event of inclement weather,
which might prevent any scheduled feature
of the program, arrangements will be made
when possible. to postpone such feature un­
til a later time. This will apply during entire
Festival.
xander & Brasfield
The Rexall Store
EVERYTHING IN DRUGS
Visit Our Fountain
East Side Square, Dresden, Tenn.

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7 :00 p. m.-Concert at High School auditorium
First Annual Horse Show
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CLASSES AND CONDITIONS
Colt Show ... Ribbons
CLASS No.1
Ponies, 14 hands or under, ridden by children
15 years and under
First prize, $5.00; second, '$2.50
CLASS No.2
Open Model. Shown to Halter
Prizes: Trophies and ribbons.
First, trophy; second, third, ribbons.
CLASS No.3
Weakley County. Walking
Prizes: First, $15.00; second, $10; third
$5.00, or ribbons.
CLASS No. 4
Two Year Harness:
First prize, $5.00; second, $2,50
CLASS No.5
Open Fine Harness. Prizes: First, $15.00;
second, $10.00; third, $5.00.
CLASS No.6
Junior Walking Horses-4 years old and under:
Prizes-First, $15.00; second, $10.00;
third, $5.00.
CLASS No.7
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Open Walking. Prizes: First $20;
second, $10; third,$5.00.
CLASS No.8
Youngblood-Not known.
CLASS No.9
Five Gaited Junior, 4 years and under
Prizes: First, $20.00; second, $10.00;
third, $5.00.
CLASS No. 10
Open Five-Gaited. Prizes, $25.00; $15.00
and $10.00.
No. 11, Trick Ponies. Prize, $10.00
No entrance fee.
Program Second Day and Night
Thursday, Sept. 23
2 :00 p. m.- .. -Band concert, public square, Dres­
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2 :30 p. m.-Drill by Greenfield Boy Scouts'
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Drum and Bugle Corps; march to
school campus and Festival grounds
3 :30 p. m.-Free Act staged on Festival
grounds; expert and fancy shooting
by Herbert Parsons, representing
the Winchester Repeating Arms
Co.
4 :30 p. m.'-Concert by Swift Jewel Cowboys.
5 :30 p. ro.-Invitations have been extended to
Mayor Overton of Memphis, and
Governor Browning to deliver ad­
dresses at this time.
by Swift Jewel Cowboys; Small ad­
mission, 35c and 20c.
Also free acts on football field, expert and fan­
cy shooting by Herbert Parsons, representing
Winchester Repeating Arms Co.
SJeautu
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. festival Beauty Revue
Friday Night, Sept. 24, 7:30 P. M.
Dresden High School Auditorium
7 :30 D, m.-Selection and coronation of new
• Queen for West Tennessee Sweet
Potato Festival. Festival Hostess
queen will be present, on stage
with her attendant and will sur­
render her crown to. the new
Queen "Miss Nancy Hall," who
\vill be declared the official "Fes­
tival Queen" of 1937-38.
Elimination contest, with representatives from
all surrounding towns. Music by Dresden
High School orchestra.
Admission to Beauty Revue, 25 cents for adults;
15 cents for children. .
10 :00 p. m.-Queen's Ball, high school gymna­
sium-Festival grounds. Music by
nationally-known orchestra.
Note: In the event of rain at the time any of
the Festival programs are scheduled to
take place, the event will either be post­
poned to a later time, Qr transferred
to one of the Festival Buildings. In the
event of any necessary charges in the
various programs, proper publicity will
be given.
NOTICE-The scheduled programs in forego­
ing pages merely outline the major
attractions of the West Tennessee
Sweet Potato Festival. Details of
each program, listing bands, speak­
ers and attractions added to program
after this catalog has gone to press,
will be published through the press
and in special detailed program de­
tributed during the Festival. Special
Horse Show Program, outlining all
entries will be published on the day
of Horse Show. Special bulletins will .
announce additions to any and all
programs.

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ooth mUSIC that all dancers lIke,
. of Swing Music thrown in to bal­
nice program. This, together with
t Husk lives Up to his reputation for
nial Gentleman, makes him popular
s where he is engaged.
las wider acquaintance among band
~ n y other orchestra leader. He once
lee of Wales to play drums. Out­
ersonalities in O'Hare's orchestra
attraction a most entertaining unit.
ItS played are LaSalle and Stevens
jhicago; Brown Hotel in Louisville,
other famous Ameriican watering
Third Day and Night
September 24
-Grand Float Parade, led by parade
Marshals Carmon Bowlin, Tom
Grooms, Harry Speight, Sox Free­
man, W. L. McCaleb, Milburn Gard­
ner, John Brock, Greenfield ; Paul
Brock, Sharon.
omposed of entries from sixteen dif­
ns, bearing their Festival Queen,
Floats, Bands, Bugle Corps, Boy
~ b a l l teams and decorated bicycles.
Lrch: Float parade will form on
:ampus at 1 p. m., and will proceed
Locust street, to the corner of Cedar
:hence north on Cedar street to Paris
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only requirement is thl
made, and unpropelled
a coaster car.
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vnd largest Sweet Pot:
the United States, with
duction of 1,000,000 bu
nual Sweet Potato Fel
the Dresden Chamber
organization sponsorinJ
When brought to tl
spirited citizens of the t
nessee, hearty approval
Dresden business men a
business contributed r
making possible the fir
Festival.
The Food Value of
Sweet Potatoes
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County, Tennessee, is in reality the home of the
justly famous Nancy Hall Sweet Potato.
t Here it was that the late Esquire Will Hawks
of Gleason conceived the idea of kiln dried
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Sweet Potatoes. As far as we can learn, it was
Mr. Hawks who builded the first Sweet Pota­
to curing house. At that time little was known
of "firing" Sweet Potatoes.
The old plan of keeping them was a dug-out,
usually underneath a shed where the dirt was
not subject to moisture, using dirt as a covering
for the tubers. Over this was placed straw.
This antiquated method did preserve them un­
til far into the winter. No grower produced
more than enough for family use.
However, the Hawks method of curing spread
rapidly. Soon, potato kilns sprang up over the
county. His plan, originat.ed by Mr. Hawks,
was to bin th' potatoes, with ten bushels or
more to the bin; a stove was placed inside the
frost-proof and firing kept up until the
potatoes were thoroughly cured. During severe
cold weather, the fires. were rekindled and the
houses kept above freezing point.
Hamper Manufacturer
Sponsors Big Premiums
The big, handsome premiums aggregating
$55.00, on best graded Sweet Potatoes exhibited
at the Festiv::d is made possible through the
generosity of Mr. R. A. Nants, Gleason hamper
manufacturer-a man who has demonstrated
time and ag?in his interest in the production
of Sweet Potatoes.
Mr. a pioneer in the manufacture of
veneer products. A sweet potato grower him­
self, he knows just the kind of hamper to man­
ufacture that will insure safe delivery of the
product to the dealer. Thus, he cheerfully
makes possible the huge premiums offered on
Sweet Potatoes at the Festival.
Mr. Nants was the first Nancy Hall grower
to market Sweet Potatoes on the Chicago mar­
ket. Way back yonder he contracted with 84
farmers to grow sweet guaranteeing
them a stipulated price. These were all pro-·
duced in the Gleason area. Mr. Nants careful­
ly selected the three car loads he sold on the
Chicago market. The result was that he receiv­
ceived $2.50 per bushel for them.
But that was back in the days when we
marketed a strictly high-grade sweet potato.
And that is the chief objective of the Sweet
Potato Festival-the production and the mar­
keting of strictly quality. If we will do this,
then the price will shoot skyward.
We Covet Your
Hearty Cooperation .
In inaugurating the Sweet Potato Festival,
,\ye of Dresden, Weakley County and West
Tennessee most earnestly covet your coopera­
tion and good will. .
"\Yith a premium of $25.00 in cash offered
for the best graded hamper of Sweet Potatoes,
we believe we can say in advance that an array
of S'weet Potatoes will be exhibited at the Fes­
tival that will excite the admiration of every
nerson visiting the Potato Festival.
. ::\ot only has it required a considerable sum
of monev to inaugurate this Festival, but cour­
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O"e and"a volume of hard, unselfish work com­
bined. .
And we hope you will like our efforts to the
extent that next year we will have even a
greater degree of cooperation.
Lay aside the cares of .business and plan for
a day and spend it at the West Tennessee Sweet
Potato Festival. Bring the good wife and the
children with you. We know you will like the
exhibits.
Visit Our Store While Attending the
Sweet
PUlato Festival
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GROCERIES, FURNITURE AND
HARDWARE
Brasfield Hardware Co.
DRESDEN
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While Attending the Potato
Festival at Dresden
We offer the
Pick 0' the Pictures
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Don't Just Call for Flour, Say
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Best By
Kitchen
Test
-The Only Real
Test for Any Flour
.FROST
Made and
Distributed By
McKenzie Milling Co.
McKenzie' Tenn.
Also, we offer "White Flake" Flour, "Sweet Sh'"teen" Dairy
Feed and "Pig & Hog" Fattener
We also offer a complete line of Dairy, Poulh'y, Horse and
Hog Feeds
Swift's II wei Co
Who Will Appe.ar in Free Concert Thursday, Sept. 23
And Also With a Special Show at Night for a
Small Admission Charge
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>resden' Oil & Gas Co.
Products
And Help Yourself and Your County by so Doing
~ n 6 e l d Box Company .
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Fruit and Vegetable
Packages
Hampers, Strawberry Crates, Egg Cases,
Tomato, Cabbage and Pepper Cases
Various Kinds of Vegetable Ship­
ping Containers
Greenfield,
Tennessee

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We're Interested in The West Tennssee
Sweet Potato Festival.....

FarID IIDpleIDeI:tts
. Refrigerators
. And All Kinds of Shelf Hardware
Harkey Hardware COl71pany
SHARON
We realize what the Potato industry has meant
to merchants and business in this county, and we
sincerely hope to see this industry -continue to
grow until it reaches international proportions in
trade and commerce
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Tractors-All Crop Harvesters and Tractor Implements
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Everything New in the Drug Line
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Irvine's Drug Store
The Store of Personal Service
West Side Square . Dresden, Tennessee
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ROOKS
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1K.anufaeturing Co.
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Tomato Lugs1and
Oabbage Orates
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Humboldt,

Ten.nesse·e
Phone 331

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SIluch Success is Our Sincere .Wish
for the Sweet ~ o t a t o gestival
From
One of The County's Oldest Potato
Buying Firms
J. R. P ITCHETT
Dresden, Tenn.
We're Looking for Our Farmer Friends when the New Crop is .
Harvested
Browder's Special Self Rising Flour
Real Biscuit Self Rising Flour
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Queen's Choice Straight Flour
Browders Meal Always the Best
And All Kinds of Feed
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Handled by .
SJrasfield Stardware Company
Exclusively in Dresden
Browder Milling Co.
Fulton, Ky.

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Gleason Department
Store
Gleason, Tenn.
J. B. KLUTTS, Manager
Extends .... '
Congratulations
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extends also an invitation to thrifty shoppers to
do your Fall and Winter
SHOPPl1NG AT OUR STORE
. To The Potato Festival
We offer a complete line Ready-to-Wear, Shoes
and Notions, at Moderate Prices
Remember our Special Closeout Prices on all
Dress Summer Goods, Sheer Materials, White
Slippers, Wash Pants, Suits, Etc.
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West Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival
We appreciate the fact that the first event of its kind is to be
Held in Weakley County
J. ~ Slarheu &- Son
Hampers, Crates and All Kinds Vegetable
Containers
SHARON, -'- TENN.

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Congratulations To The
Jtest tXnnesseeSweet Potato Yes/ioal
From
A WELL WISHER
In another part of the State
.T. B. Maness J. S. Williams
Greenfield Monumental Works
GREENFIELD, TENN.
All Kinds of Monuments·
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During the past four years we have offered a plan whereby the family - of a deceased person could purchase funeral merchandise at a saving cf Fifty Per Cent from regular retail price. This has proven to be a most satisfactory arrangement and a great sav­ ing for the family of the deceased. And each and every patron was more than pleased with this as to both prices and service. vVe now offer -this plan to the public in a very simple form. You do not have to buy any certificate of any kind and you are not out one cent in money for anything. Should death visit your home we offer our ser'dces and merchandise at a discount of fifty per cent from regular retail selling price. The only requirement is to be able to pay one half the regular price in cash.

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anyone else who handles the same high grade of Merchandise that we carry. From these marked prices you get fifty per cent discount. Think of buying an American or any other make of Steel Vault for only $50.00. Everyone else charges $100.00 for the same Vault. Embalming regular price $20.00-our Cash Price is only $10.00. Caskets priced in line with anyone else and you get them at one half what you would pay elsewhere. vVe can make these prices because we do not have any bad accounts to lose and you do not have to pay for Merchandise that someone else bought. Ask some of your friends that have had the occasion to use our service, what kind of saving they made. Remember there is nothing to buy in the way of a contract to get these prices. We do not charge extra for hearse service within fifty miles of Martin, Tennessee.

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Manager Day Phone 334. Member Federal Deposit· Insurance Corporation IDe Martin Sweet Potato. Short Orders. Carlot Shippers. Brokers and Growers copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran ~ncy J{all Sweet Potatoes L.Eat -at- Our Congratulations to Uptown ~ Dafe THE POTATO FESTIVAL And an invitation to you to BANK WITH US JACK PENTECOST While Attending the Sweet Potato Festival Everything to Eat­ Lunches. TENNESSEE 213 Main Street I . Night Phone 7601 MARTIN. only Weakley CDunty Bank Dresden. Sandwiches Tables for the Ladies COLDEST BEER IN TOWN Try Our Potato Festival HAMBURGERS. GLASGOW. Co. Tenn. A.

we offer our support copyright 2011 Mary which is destined to become one to this big event.Congratulatiollt!i To- • • • • • • West Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival From:---­ Kentuck)'-Tennessee Light and Power Co. Pepin Moran of the biggest of Annual Events in OurState .­ 1··­ il~ -j 1 j . Our men work day and night to keep Lights Burning and the merce Turning Wheels of Com­ . 1 J 8erviee" """" is our motto. ! j I ­ L 1 ····We're c41ways qJehind Progressiveness··. .I . AS ALWAYS in keeping with our policy. 1 j .r ..

. offering a market for the once called "lowly" Sweet Potato. Dresden We Pay Top Prices for Produce copyright Behind The We Are Squarely2011 Mary Pepin Moran Sweet Potato Festival 'r. Tenn. We're Looking for You at Our Store When You Attend the Sweet Potato Festival At Dresden Make Double Use of Your Trip to the Festival ENJOY THIS BIG EVENT And Stock Up On Dresden.- TennessGe .. in this territory... with our every effort and assistance. helping to build up the industry to where it is now one of the principal crops of this section. if not the oldest. -. We intend to 'al­ way pay highest possible market prices to our farmer friends who grow Sweet Potatoes Castleman and Margrave Gleason. and with it success. Peoples Bank .... Our firm is one of the oldest commission houses.Best Wishes For The SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL £i'rom ..d Son Make Our Bank Yours Norh Side .--------------------------.s Save You Money offer the service you might expect from such an institution Olds a . . Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corpora'tion We Invite Your BANKING BUSINESS A N D'-~----- While Frasl Flour And Also All Kinds of FEED Our Price.

. .. TENNESSEE i.Best Wishes for a Successful Sweet Potato Festival Attend this Big Event for Pleasure . Dependable Plumbing and Heating --0-­ copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran DEEP WELL SUPPLIES Phone 98 Humboldt Tenn.~- Stovall Plumbing 00. - . UNION CITY. Call for REELFOOT and be assured of government inspected ~eat REELFOOT PRODUCTS PACKED AND SOLD BY Reynolds Packing 00._. And for the Utmost in Sanitary Food Always Call for Reelfoot Products HAM-LARD-BACON Delivered Fresh to Your Grocer or Butcher Daily in Proper Delivery Equipment.

be derived from this project copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran bauelace Farmer Ga. Our hope is that splendid returns may. Floor Covering Martin. Wholesale Groceries.We Are Glad • • • • to make a contribution toward the first West Tennessee 8\veet Potato Festival. Tennessee . Hardware.

and we congratulate those who have woo:-k­ ed so hard toward its success. Bushel Baskets of various types. We heartily endorse the "WEST TENNESSEE SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL.1887--Through The Years--IIB7 This is our fiftieth year of service in West Tennessee. We extend our sincere congratulations. and "ish the FESTIVAL many years of service B. and we have cooperated in every effort to improve the Fruit and Vege­ table industry in this section. copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran . G. Berry Crates. darrell & Campang Humboldt. Tomato Lugs. Till Baskets of all sizes. and can supply your needs at all seasons with hampers. Cabbage Crates." and the purpose for which it is held. Tennessee Our "RED HOOP" HAMPERS have set-the standard of quality for many years and are known and used throughout the entire South wherever potatoes are grown Weare one of the South's oldest and largest manufacturers of Fruit and Vegetable Packages.

00. jr.-by R. Houston 'Pemberton McKenzie Bob Simmons Greenfield D. and variety-$5.00. Paul Phillips Dukedom Geo. Nants. Gleason R. Fanning E. Pritchett M. Class 2.00. Nants Jess Margrave Palmersville Luco Olds Latham Brownlow Brundige Chestnut Glade Louis Burke Dresden J.00.50. Class 4. Alexander Loyd Reavis Cayce Pentecost J. L.00.f • Officers and Cammillees • J+est ~nnessee Sweet Potato Yestioal aOARoD OF DIRECTORS Queens J.00. E. W. R. Moran. McWherter General Decorations O. $7.(1-3 arrangernent. Smith Committee Chairmen Finance R. Best peck of graded Sweet Potato seed.Pre Tom Irvine.00.00. Olds Jim Elam Roscoe Wright Latham Brownlow Brundige Chestnut Glade Mart Reed Beecher Finch Roscoe Simpson Pomp Nanney Como Geo. $4. A. Sec-Treas. D. $5. for amateurs only) ­ $10.00. $7. Class 1. McUmber .50. Cunningham Sharon Paul Brock J.00. Vaughan J. any variety-$10. O. Pritchett Exhibits R. $2. Class 5. Ellis Reception Edward Maiden. O. L. Roberts Paul Brock John Overton Martin Douglas Murphy L. Duke Spurgeon Thacker Clois Hutcherson Publicity Committee Gleason R. $3. T.00. Wiggs Lee Brasfield J. Jackson. Nants M. R. $12. Real Gent Belew R. practices for main­ taining soil fertilities-'. F. V. N. N. Chairman J. W. jr. Collins Greenfield Neal Freeman Premium List of the' copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran Sweet Potato Festival COMMITTEE J . McWherter.50. Ingram Parade Marshal 'Carmon Bowlin Horse Show Lee Brasfield Music Geo. $1. and will not be returned to the owners.50. E. Z. Harkey Greenfield Rev. Gleason. M. N.00. Glasgow Joe Brown H. Class 3. R. keeping fields free from disease.$25. Holbrook Loyd Reavis R. R. L. S. Bumpas Grounds Ea Jeter Program Director Cayce Pentecost Amateur Contests Tom Loyd Joe Hilliard Catalog Committee J. M. First Aid Dr.50. Ellis C. $3. Alexander Program . Moore Harry Campbell J. L. Newberry J. $1. A. Maness Sharon R. A. C. R. H. Judging will be done according to score card worked out by Division of Extension and Marketing Service. $1. McUmber J. $5. W. McNatt J ames Cunningham Charlie Ross Palmersville L. E. O.00. C.00. Best display of Flowers (as a commu ­ nity or individual. Irvine Publicity J. Geo. Best bushel of graded Sweet Potatoes (hamper) any varietY-$25. H. L. 1-3 display). . C. Prize winning Potatoes will be claimed by the Sweet Potato Festival. $12. 1-3 educational value. Best Community Display showing im ­ proved methods of selecting seed. Moore Dukedom R. A. For best peck of graded Sweet Pota­ toes. R. $1.Director Cayce Pentecost Transportation Gay Roberts Queen's Ball Tom M. B.. T. Grooms Requirement for Exhibits: Competition open to West Tennessee farmers. Brasfield Float Parade Cayce Pentecost WEAKLEY COUNTY EXECUTIVE Martin H.00. Holbrook R. $5. $2. Alexander Concessions O. $2.50. Wiggs Lighting Raymond Smith General Rules J. Beard Free Acts J.

and Sweet Potatoes that· are not claimed by the Sweet Potato Festival (prize winning Potatoes) must be removed from the exhibit hall not later than 6 p. m. Judging of exhibits will begin on the first day of the Festival.. .. arrangements will be made when possible. pastor Greenfield Presbyterian Church. Pro. m. Special premiums awarded by stipulated firms or individuals on exhibits or contests will be paid by the firm or individual (or their rep­ resentatives) 'a warding these premiums. football field of Dresden High school.ts. Winners in all competing events of the Festi­ . children. Tenn. Sept. Sept. No entrance fee will be charged for entering any exhibi. 2 :00 p. Se.GENERAL RULES West Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival All exhibits must be completed and in place by Tuesday night.-Opportunity for visiting American Legion Street Carnival-Rogers Greater Sho'\'s. m. m.ram First Day and Ni. which might prevent any scheduled feature of the program. j:r. in order'to be ready for the opening of the Festival at the High School gymnasium and campus on the following day.ht September 22 1 :30 p.. Friday. and check for cash a ward will be mailed to the winners after the Festival. 24. 5 :00 p.-Introduction of Hostess Queen. Wednesday at 1 :00 p.-Grand march to school campus and exhibit halL 2 :30 p.pt. to postpone such feature un ­ til a later time. Cash prizes will be paid by check mailed to the winners after the closing of the Festival. At Festival grounds. 15c. but will be claimed by the Sweet Potato Festival. NOTE-In the event of inclement weather. m. Ribbons for winning en­ tries will be aW"'arded at the time of judging. Horses from three states.-Broncho Busting by Rev. .-Formal opening of West Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival. This will apply during entire Festival. m. Night Session 7 p. Dresden. 24. m. Admission to Horse Show.val will also be announced immediately follow ­ ing such event. m. m. M. Real. .-Music and parade to location of Boy Scouts' Soap Box Derby. 21.-Band concert south side public square in Dresden. or contests. Edward Maiden. Community exhibits. m. Sept. L. 3 :00 p.35c for adults. m. Tennes­ see's Classic. Friday. Welcome Address. Prize winnning Sweet Potatoes will not be returned tlil the owners.-Annual Festival Horse Show. Committee on Exhibits will not be responsible for anything left in the ex­ hibit hall after 6 p. copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran xander & Brasfield The Rexall Store EVERYTHING IN DRUGS Visit Our Fountain East Side Square. 24. Judging of exhibits will be done according to a score card worked out by the Division of Extension and Marketing Service. m. unless otherwise stat­ ed.. All exhibits will re­ main in place until 4 p. 4 :00 p. school gymnasium 2 :45 p. more than $250 in awards.

SJeautu . Trick Ponies. third.00.3 Weakley County.-Free Act staged on Festival grounds. march to school campus and Festival grounds 3 :30 p. Festival Hostess queen will be present. listing bands. First. with representatives from all surrounding towns. 15 cents for children. second. expert and fan­ cy shooting by Herbert Parsons.--Band concert. CLASS No. $5.50 CLASS No. $5. third.2 Open Model. $15.00 No entrance fee.00.-Invitations have been extended to Mayor Overton of Memphis. $10.-Selection and coronation of new Queen for West Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival. $20. ridden by children 15 years and under First prize. $5.$5.00. Admission to Beauty Revue. Program Second Day and Night Thursday. CLASS No. 2 :30 p. m. third. .7 Open Walking. CLASS No. the event will either be post ­ poned to a later time. second. the new Queen "Miss Nancy Hall.00. 5 :30 p. m. m. second. m. $15." who \vill be declared the official "Fes­ tival Queen" of 1937-38. outlining all entries will be published on the day of Horse Show.Slevue .8 Youngblood-Not known. 35c and 20c.1 Ponies. . on stage with her attendant and will sur ­ render her crown to. 7:30 P. Qr transferred to one of the Festival Buildings. . ribbons. second. festival Beauty Revue Friday Night. den. Dres ­ .00 and $10. third. 10 Open Five-Gaited. second. $10. CLASS No.00.00.00. 25 cents for adults." First Annual Horse Show CLASSES AND CONDITIONS '-- Colt Show . announce additions to any and all programs. Shown to Halter Prizes: Trophies and ribbons.00. will be published through the press and in special detailed program de­ tributed during the Festival. speak­ ers and attractions added to program after this catalog has gone to press.00.-Drill by Greenfield Boy Scouts' Drum and Bugle Corps. Prizes: First.9 Five Gaited Junior. CLASS No.00. $10. 7 :30 • Note: In the event of rain at the time any of the Festival programs are scheduled to take place. In the event of any necessary charges in the various programs. Special Horse Show Program. 11. $10. expert and fancy shooting by Herbert Parsons. 2 :00 p. Prizes: First $20. $10. representing Winchester Repeating Arms Co.00. Prizes.6 Junior Walking Horses-4 years old and under: Prizes-First.-Queen's Ball. high school gymna­ sium-Festival grounds. $25. proper publicity will be given. third. Prize. second.5 Open Fine Harness. Elimination contest. 4 :30 p.00. .'-Concert by Swift Jewel Cowboys. CLASS No. second. D. Dresden High School Auditorium copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran m. $2. Special bulletins will . Details of each program. representing the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. trophy.. Also free acts on football field. and Governor Browning to deliver ad­ dresses at this time. M.50 CLASS No. ro. $10. Small ad­ mission. second. $15.00.. m. 4 Two Year Harness: First prize. 4 years and under Prizes: First. or ribbons. $15. 24.00. No. Walking Prizes: First.00. Sept. 14 hands or under. m. Music by Dresden High School orchestra. CLASS No. 23 7 :00 p. Sept. $5.00. '$2. third $5.-Concert at High School auditorium by Swift Jewel Cowboys. Ribbons CLASS No. $5. 10 :00 p. public square. NOTICE-The scheduled programs in forego­ ing pages merely outline the major attractions of the West Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival. Music by nationally-known orchestra.

led by parade the Dresden Chamber Marshals Carmon Bowlin. . Harry Speight. The . . m. of Swing Music thrown in to bal­ nice program..000 bu September 24 nual Sweet Potato Fel -Grand Float Parade. ItS played are LaSalle and Stevens jhicago. . hearty approval Brock. This. to the corner of Cedar one of the highest in fe :hence north on Cedar street to Paris .. TE vnd largest Sweet Pot: Third Day and Night 2011 Mary Pepinthe United States. las wider acquaintance among band ~ny other orchestra leader.. Sweet 'Yeakley County.. making possible the fir I Floats.. . ... ~ball teams and decorated bicycles... . I .... McCaleb. . Boy Festival. bearing their Festival Queen. makes him popular s where he is engaged.... Sharon. . -.. . other famous Ameriican watering . Bands. He once lee of Wales to play drums. Tom organization sponsorinJ Grooms. .-.... together with t Husk lives Up to his reputation for nial Gentleman.. . Greenfield .. .. The Food Value of Lrch: Float parade will form on Sweet Potatoes :ampus at 1 p.L.. and unpropelled a coaster car. ... Paul nessee... .ooth mUSIC that all dancers lIke.1"'" or deYices for propellin only requirement is thl made. .. and will proceed The Encyclopedia 1': Locust street.000... . Dresden business men a omposed of entries from sixteen dif­ business contributed r ns. John Brock. W. L. Milburn Gard­ spirited citizens of the t ner.L .L. Bugle Corps. y . Sox Free­ When brought to tl man.. with copyright Moran duction of 1.. Brown Hotel in Louisville... Out­ ersonalities in O'Hare's orchestra attraction a most entertaining unit.: . ..

Hawks. This antiquated method did preserve them un­ til far into the winter. However. Nants was the first Nancy Hall grower to market Sweet Potatoes on the Chicago mar­ ket. A. Tennessee. ::\ot only has it required a considerable sum of monev to inaugurate this Festival. it was Mr.­ While Attending the Potato Festival at Dresden We offer the Pick 0' the Pictures Perfect Sound-Always Comfortable for all kinds of Bargains in GROCERIES. was to bin th' potatoes. Nants. R.\ye of Dresden. Hamper Manufacturer Sponsors Big Premiums Mr. Nants careful ­ ly selected the three car loads he sold on the Chicago market. he cheerfully makes possible the huge premiums offered on Sweet Potatoes at the Festival.business and plan for a day and spend it at the West Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival. usually underneath a shed where the dirt was not subject to moisture. These were all pro-· duced in the Gleason area. We Covet Your Hearty Cooperation . Mr. with ten bushels or more to the bin. "\Yith a premium of $25. he knows just the kind of hamper to man­ ufacture that will insure safe delivery of the product to the dealer. Weakley County and West Tennessee most earnestly covet your coopera ­ tion and good will. DRESDEN . then the price will shoot skyward. If we will do this. Thus. We know you will like the exhibits. A sweet potato grower him­ self. Gleason hamper manufacturer-a man who has demonstrated time and ag?in his interest in the production of Sweet Potatoes. At that time little was known of "firing" Sweet Potatoes. and firing kept up until the potatoes were thoroughly cured. on best graded Sweet Potatoes exhibited at the Festiv::d is made possible through the generosity of Mr. . but cour­ a e and"a volume of hard. Lay aside the cares of . UptO'W"ll . . FURNITURE AND j HARDWARE Brasfield Hardware Co. And that is the chief objective of the Sweet Potato Festival-the production and the mar ­ keting of strictly quality. . Nafio~s i~ a pioneer in the manufacture of veneer products. Over this was placed straw. Visit Our Store While Attending the Sweet Visit The--- PUlato Festival i 'I I. is in reality the home of the justly famous Nancy Hall Sweet Potato.50 per bushel for them. the Hawks method of curing spread rapidly. During severe cold weather. His plan. Bring the good wife and the children with you.Theatre . As far as we can learn. we believe we can say in advance that an array of S'weet Potatoes will be exhibited at the Fes­ tival that will excite the admiration of every nerson visiting the Potato Festival.ed by Mr. unselfish work com­ O"e bined. Mr. Here it was that the late Esquire Will Hawks of Gleason conceived the idea of kiln dried Sweet Potatoes. The big. Way back yonder he contracted with 84 farmers to grow sweet 'potato~s. Hawks who builded the first Sweet Pota ­ to curing house. guaranteeing them a stipulated price..00 in cash offered for the best graded hamper of Sweet Potatoes. originat. the fires. But that was back in the days when we marketed a strictly high-grade sweet potato. And we hope you will like our efforts to the extent that next year we will have even a greater degree of cooperation. were rekindled and the houses kept above freezing point.00. Soon. using dirt as a covering for the tubers. No grower produced more than enough for family use. . The old plan of keeping them was a dug-out. The result was that he receiv­ ceived $2. potato kilns sprang up over the county. a stove was placed inside the frost-proof ho~:se.i t J County. copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran In inaugurating the Sweet Potato Festival. handsome premiums aggregating $55.

23 And Also With a Special Show at Night for a Small Admission Charge . Poulh'y. Say ~HITE Best By Kitchen Test -The Only Real Test for Any Flour . Also. "Sweet Sh'"teen" Dairy Feed and "Pig & Hog" Fattener We also offer a complete line of Dairy. Horse and Hog Feeds Swift's II wei Co copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran s Who Will Appe. Sept.ar in Free Concert Thursday. McKenzie' Tenn. we offer "White Flake" Flour.Don't Just Call for Flour.FROST Made and Distributed By McKenzie Milling Co.

Strawberry Crates. Hampers. Tennessee . Egg Cases. Cabbage and Pepper Cases Various Kinds of Vegetable Ship­ ping Containers Greenfield.>resden' Oil & Gas Co. Tomato. Fruit and Vegetable copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran Packages . Products And Help Yourself and Your County by so Doing ~n6eld Box Company .

Hard~are!t ~--'nrnitnre FarID IIDpleIDeI:tts .. • West 'Tennessee Sweet Potato Festi'JIal -and- Everything New in the Drug Line -at­ Irvine's West Side Square Drug .• I We're Interested in The West Tennssee Sweet Potato Festival... . Store The Store of Personal Service Dresden. . And All Kinds of Shelf Hardware Harkey Hardware COl71pany SHARON We realize what the Potato industry has meant to merchants and business in this county. Tennessee I . Refrigerators .. and we sincerely hope to see this industry -continue to grow until it reaches international proportions in trade and commerce Tractors-All Crop Harvesters and Tractor copyright 2011 Mary Pepin MoranImplements Something New • • • .

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.... copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran Real Biscuit Self Rising Flour ' r . Fulton..-. P ITCHETT Dresden. R..SIluch Success is Our Sincere .Wish for the Sweet ~otato gestival From One of The County's Oldest Potato Buying Firms J...... SJrasfield Stardware Company Exclusively in Dresden Browder Milling Co. Tenn. Queen's Choice Straight Flour Browders Meal Always the Best And All Kinds of Feed I Browder's Special Self Rising Flour Handled by . We're Looking for Our Farmer Friends when the New Crop is Harvested . . Ky.. ..... ..

- West Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival We appreciate the fact that the first event of its kind is to be Held in Weakley County J. at Moderate Prices Remember our Special Closeout Prices on all Summer Goods. ' Congratulations .. Etc... ~ Slarheu &. Suits. Wash Pants. I t copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran . . Sheer Dress Materials. Shoes and Notions. Tenn.. Crates and All Kinds Vegetable Containers -'TENN. White Slippers.. Manager Extends . KLUTTS.Son Hampers. SHARON. t3onoratulations 1AI Ad fYisnes I Ul o rr . B. J.. To The Potato Festival And------­ extends also an invitation to thrifty shoppers to do your Fall and Winter SHOPPl1NG AT OUR STORE We offer a complete line Ready-to-Wear.f I Gleason Department Store I I Gleason.

S.~'--'--'---------------------'--------" Congratulations To The Jtest tXnnesseeSweet Potato Yes/ioal From A WELL WISHER In another part of the State copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran .T. TENN. All Kinds of Monuments· and Markers The Best for Less Money We are Glad to See a Great Industry Thrive I . Maness J. B. Williams Greenfield Monumental Works GREENFIELD.

we therefore con­ gratulate and wish an abundance of success for the WEST TENNESSEE SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL ~~~~~TradeWith The~~~~~ Sroeeru Nearest to You for Savings -ON- Home Food and Shelf Hardware "The Most of the Best for the Least" . ~ .~-" -"y .r . Tenn.-'. \\1 copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran Realizing that the Sweet Potato Industry has played an impor­ tant role in the development of this section.-_ .-. Bros.Wish for the West T'ennessee Sweet Potato Festival and ask that you visit our store for all kinds of • •• I ~"ALL MERCHANDISE ••• Don't Forget the Place ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BruITIrriitt i 1\ Gleason.• " { The Best of Success is Our .

ioIIal Store8 Look Over Our Line of . New Suits Before Buying WeAre Reducing Our Stock-Take Advantage of This Sacrifice / l We Will Not Bel Undersold I E n Trade with the Store that Brought Low Prices to Weakley County .Congratulations From. . II Red Ball Trucking~ Martin • Jackson Memphis copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran Do Your Fall Shopping at _ Nat... . .

your friends and the best available market for all your products Southern Continental Telephone Company Incorporated E. f i C3onyratu/ations to:JIze • -= Potato Festival Unbounded Success is Our Wish ---­ May this become For Dresden = -= an Annual Event The Telephone Company is ready to serve you DAY or NIGHT regardless of weather. of Sharon SHARON. C. your neighbor.. Manager Weakley County copyright 2011 Mary Pepin Moran To The First Sweet Potato Festival OUR CONGRATULATIONS And Best Wishes One SJank . TENNESSEE \ l It I' I . We help you to contact your Doctor. f . HARDEMAN.

.. Dresden... Tenn..1' Enterprise Print. copyright 2011 Mary in Weakley Our business has expanded greatly.'The First Clay &inersPepin MoranCounty. Fred S. .. or Richard Bell.-­ and we are indeed proud that it originated in Weakley County Bell Clay Company .... Mgr. President..."Ve Congratulate The Vvest Tennessee Sweet Potato Festival .... _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _---... Bell...... and we have built new storage sheds to store more of Weakley County's Excellent Quality Clays We will be pleased to lease your farm and test for Clay Dr... Gen.

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