Beasley Sues for Slander

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I MAYOR OF DICKSON SUES COUNCILMAN, CHARGING SLANDER i . M. L. Keed Is Named in $50,000 Suit After Factory Charges to representa- DICKSON. Tenn- Oct 30 (Spl.) Mayor D. E. Beasley cf Dickson filed suit In Dickson County Circuit Court today against M. L. Reed, city councilman, for 350,000 dam ages, charging slander. Tha declaration in tha auit has not yet been filed to show what damages are alleged but Attorney Frank S. Hall, representing Mayor Beasley, ssld the suit was filed for slander and defamation of charac-I ter. Last week II citizens of the town of DicKson. one of whom wss Reed, (ilea suit in cnancery court against Beasley and other city officials al- leglng certain funds of the town had been diverted for the construe- . - ... w..!!. ... other than municipal purposes. The abuse of their discretion aa city U,n caln wV. alleged. Since th. filing of th. bill ten of . . . . . . I ins cuinni oavo wimarawn ineir i.iiiv. itiTwi xar. nrea ana Ult five others as complainants. Attorneys for Beasley would not state whether tha slander suit Is based on matters arising from the allegations in tha auit filed last week or whether. tie cause of action arose elsewhere, Beasley haa been mayor of Dick son since 1831. He haa considerable business Interests In Dickson. Humphreys and Hickman Counties ind is vice president of the First National Bank here. Reed, a building contractor, haa been a member of th. city council ror a year. He has large real estate holdings in tha town of Dickson Attorneys for Beasley are Mr. Hall, Clark Leech. Joe B. Wtcms Edward Suggs and Ray Stuart

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  1. The Tennessean,
  2. 31 Oct 1936, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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