Files from Yesteryear: 1940


From the Files of 1940:


Holly Pond P.T.A. Meets

The Holly Pond P.T.A. met on Tuesday evening, at the high school auditorium.

The meeting was presided over by the president, Doctor C.G. Sandlin.

Reverend J.T. Spears gave the devotional.

Mrs. Allen Hyatt had charge of the music. Christmas carols were sung.

Jack McMurry and Miss Braden, visitors from Cullman, presented the picture, “Betwixt Cup and Lips.”

Suitable toys for children up to the age of ten were discussed by the following members: Miss Wilma Humphres, Mrs. Cornell, Mrs. Kirkland and Miss Louise Mullins.

More than 40 attended the meeting. The next meeting will be held on January 7th, 1941.



December 4th:

William H. Wilks, 28, to Eliner Irene Bennifield, 18 and J.B. Chambers, 18, to Nola Smith, 21.

December 5th:

Grover A. Cobb, 22, to Lola Hoe Linder, 23.

December 7th:

Huie Earnest, 24, to Helen Franks, 26; Gurley White, 19, to Hellice Murphree, 16; Robert F. Mason, 21, to Viola Martin, 18; Winford Widner, 21, to Virginia Jett, 19; Vestel Bean, 21, to Wellodean Clark, 18 and Herman W. Ruehl, 23, to Inez Ruth Eidson, 21.

December 14th:

Bernest Millican, 19, to Virgie Mae McKessack, 19.


The Friday Card Club met last week with Mrs. Dillard Kinney, at her home, which was beautifully decorated for the party.

Lovely gifts were presented to Mrs. Leroy Bledsoe and Mrs. Bob Young, who won high scores.

A dessert course was served late in the afternoon to Mesdames George Stiefelmeyer, Junior, Cal Leeth, Leroy Bledsoe, Finis Saint John, Junior, Lucile Kinney, Bob Young, T.E. Tiffin, Elbert Ponder, Bill Young, Edgar Ziegler, C.T. Bailey, Oscar Dunlap, Kennan Rand, Bessie Mae Estes, Price Cochran and Davis Pittman.

Mrs. Carl Arnold is ill, at her home, this week.

Montevallo – With a giant star shining down from the picturesque tower, which stands in the center of their campus and a busy round of Christmas festivities on their calendar, girls at Alabama College are already acutely conscious of the Christmas holidays, which begins for them on Friday, December 20th.

Among the students at Alabama College, from Cullman County, returning home for the Christmas holidays are Misses Ruthella Ashwander, Ezelle Bonner, Mary Lynn Compton, Marguerite Culpepper, Martha Marise Daves, Jane Wallace Gibbs, Mary Ruth Graham, Era Ann Gray, Imogene Howard, Melba Ruth Jones, Dorothy Doris Kilgo, Carolyn Lewis, Eleanor Margaret McNutt, Naomi Crystal Meyer, Carolyn Elizabeth Nash, Mary Grace Orr, Aleene Parrish, Melba Thornton, Jean Martha Vick and Mary Helen Warren.


Charles H. Geisser, age 82, of Cullman, Route Five, died on December 10, at 12:30 p.m., after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at the Fischer and Son Funeral Parlor, with interment in the Mount Zion Cemetery, with Reverend J.E. Marion officiating.

He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, in Switzerland.


Hanceville Happenings

The Gang enjoyed a domino party on Tuesday night, December 10, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Green.

Lovely pot flowers were used to decorate the living room. Beautiful yellow chrysanthemums, in a blue vase, centered the dining table.

At the conclusion of the games, prizes were presented to Mr. Lamont and Mrs. John Gibbs.

The Gang was invited to the Christmas party at the lovely home of Mesdames George A. Green and T.H. Sudduth, on December 19th.

Delicious refreshments were served to Mr. and Mrs. John Gibbs, Mr. and Mrs. David Lamont, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Wiggins, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Green, Mrs. T.H. Sudduth, Mrs. George T. Rowe and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Green.

Mr. and Mrs. Wordell Davis spent Sunday in Cullman.


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