Files from Yesteryear: 1902, 1932, 1933, 1952


From the Files of 1902

Albert Shell is recovering from an illness.

Beautiful kitchen cabinets – $6.00 at Drehers’. Adv.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Allred, Junior, of Birmingham are visiting relatives at Fontella.

J.S. Jones, Frank Bridges, Joe Little and John Lee, of Trimble were in the city on Tuesday.

Professor C.W. Speegle will go to Jasper on business on Saturday.

J.L. Hagler is the champion checker player at Creel.

Irene Walton was the guest of Beulah Martin at Walter on Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Oaks of Fairview have a baby son.

Beat presidents of the Second District Sunday School Convention are Beat 7, Doctor Parker, of Arkadelphia; Beat 8, J. Willoughby, of Felkins; Beat 9, James C. Calvert, of Bremen; Beat 10, J.N. Trimble, of Bremen; Beat 11, W.S. Trimble, of Trimble and Beat 12, James Freeman, of Trade. W.J. Williford is supervisor of the district.

On account of the Confederate reunion in Texas, tickets will be sold in Dallas at the rate of one cent a mile.

Mrs. M.K. Munson is in Chicago, on business.

Miss Lillie Bolte is quite ill.

Miss Mattie Halbrook is now cashier at The J.H. Karter Company.

Miss Susie Graves is acting “Central” in absence of Miss Emma Adkins.

The Cullman Oil Mill Company will establish a branch gin at Hartselle before next fall.


From the Files of 1932

The Cullman School Band will broadcast over WAPI on Friday.

Married Thursday were Miss Ruth McClanahan, of Vinemont and Hiram Griffies, formerly of Vinemont, now of Buffalo, New York.

Miss Oni Allgood was hostess to Entre Amies on Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lee and baby spent Friday in Birmingham.

Miss Katherine Graf was graduated at Saint Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing last week.

The Logan Epworth League will present “Mammy’s Little Wild Rose,” on Saturday night. The cast includes: Winfred McManus, Charon Denson, Doyle Martin, Woodrow Graham, Dova Entrekin, Mavis Gammon, Bernice McManus, Edna Graham, Margie Denson and Mavis Rushing.

$18 was realized from door receipts at the play, “Wild Ginger” presented by the graduating class of Good Hope Junior High, on Friday night.

Mrs. Katherine Stoesser, 68, died at the home of her daughter in Anniston, on Saturday.

For the first time in several years the entire faculty of the city schools has been re-elected. There are 24 teachers in this school and 1,050 pupils.

The house on Fifth Street occupied by Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Sims was struck by lightning on Wednesday. No person was injured.

Kermit Bailey has returned from Los Angeles, California, where he visited his sister, Mrs. Lacy Roop and Mr. Roop.

P.O. Davis, of Auburn, attended a farm meeting here on Thursday.


From the Files of 1933

The 4-H Club rally was held in Cullman on Saturday. Fen Dara McDurmont, of Logan won first place in bread making.

Elbert W. Kilgo and Doyal Martin are chairmen of the North Star singing to be held at Marvin Chapel, near Logan, on the fifth Sunday in April.

Mrs. Mary D. Graf, 89, passed away on April 12th and Mrs. Hulda Teichmiller died on April 15th, at age 59.

The memorial service for Good Hope will be on May 7th. The program is as follows: welcome address – Reverend Calvert and Mr. Ryan; readings – by Ruth Woodall, Okla Meeks, Delwyn Ryan, Helen Hinkle, Ruth Weeks, Myrtle Mize and Rubye Hinkle; the sermon – Reverend Sizemore; song and quartets will be done during the program of readings.

An Arkadelphia news item reported to The Tribune on April 24th, 1908: 1. Everyone had a nice Easter. 2. There are plenty of little peaches and apples. Washington Shelton preached at Simcoe on Saturday night and Sunday. 3. The service was well attended and the sermons were very interesting. 4. The strawberry crop is ripening fast and for those who have the delicious fruit, a busy work season is coming soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Tennyson Brooks and two daughters and Mrs. Aurelia McCabe and little son, of Hanceville were shopping in Cullman, on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. V.L. Collins, attended the Truett meeting at the First Baptist Church in Birmingham, last Sunday evening.

Misses Bessie and Mae Alvis took dinner with Miss Inez Singleton on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hathcock have a new son born in March, 1933.

It will be the beginning when you think everything is finished.


From the Files of 1952 

Bobby Ellenberg won the top award at the fat calf show last Saturday with a 950 pound Hereford, “Shorty.” He is the sixteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Ellenberg, of Joppa. Reserve champion of the show was exhibited by Ralph Blalock. The reserve champion is an Angus. Blalock is the son of Asa and Velma Blalock, of Grandview. 

Delton Stidham, Ralph Blalock and Bobby Ellenberg won showmanship honors. H.G. Pinkston, county agent was show superintendent. 

Boy Scouts had a District Court of Honor on Monday evening. Gary Herrin, Casper Kramer, Bob Mashburn, Arville Whisenhunt, Chriss Doss and Jimmy Knight presented the colors. Senator John Sparkman was the guest speaker. 

Betty Hooten had been elected vice-president of the Alabama Dental Assistants. 

Melvin Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thomas, of Hanceville will wed Miss Barbara Clay, of Atlanta on the Bride and Groom radio program on April 23rd. 

Cullman has been assigned television Channel 60 by the F.C.C. 

Billy Buchman was killed in an automobile accident in Texas, on Saturday night. 

Carol Fay Stapler, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. B.C. Stapler, of Fairview, is County Spelling Bee Champ. Betty Phillips of Holly Pond was runner-up. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Phillips. 

A flue fire damaged the Frances Elliott house, last Friday. 

Florence Legg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Legg, has a poem in the “1952 Anthology of High School Poetry.” Legg is a senior at Sacred Heart and editor of the Sacred Heart Reporter. 

The White City Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Roy Ray, on April 10th. 

Spending Sunday afternoon in Guntersville were Henrietta McMinn and Elton Parker and Imogene Parker and Harold Hancock.