Files from Yesteryear: 1926 and 1938


From the Files of 1926:

Miss Mary Clara Goehler and Max F. Buettner were married on September 5th, at high noon, at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, with the Reverend Henry Meyer officiating.

Earl Wilhite, of Dayton, Ohio, is the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Wilhite, at Vinemont.

Miss Ainna Ratliff, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Steve Warren, at Hanceville, has gone to Andalusia, where she will teach this fall.

Miss Elizabeth Abercrombie left on Monday for Maryville, Tennessee, where she will attend college this year.

Alvie Biggers escaped with only a few scratches, on Sunday afternoon, when a tire blew out on his car and it turned over three times.

The City PTA will meet on September 14th with the following program: piano duet, Eunice and Grace Martin; reading, Verlon Wilhite, vocal solo, Mrs. Jesse Oldacre; paper “Is Your Child Ready For School?” by Mrs. R.P. Johnston.

The First Baptist Church has issued a call to Doctor J.D. Gwaltney, of Richmond, Virginia, to be pastor here.

Married on Sunday afternoon with the Reverend E.L. Knopp officiating were Miss Annie Mae Barker and Roy Foust.

At a public sale the building and five acres of land at the old Leander School will be sold according to Superintendent H.G. Dowling.

You can buy an improved Washington Home furnace, which is as pretty as a victrola at Rauchmann Company, Hanceville – Adv.

Miss Leona Lassetter, daughter of the Oscar Lassetters will leave this week for Saint Louis, Missouri, where she will enter Webster College.

The Silver Moon Café, in the Max Schmitt Building, on First Avenue West was badly damaged, by fire on Sunday morning, when a gas stove exploded. Bill Kensey, owner, estimated the damage at $900.

Milo Dickerman, who was born in New York, in 1844, died on Saturday morning at the home of his son, Milo Dickerman, Junior.

Cullman High School is off to a good start for the fall term, with 400 students.

Army worms are doing great damage to Cullman County cotton.


From the Files of 1938:

Holly Pond News

Mrs. Maudie Crutchfield is visiting relatives, at Vinemont, this week.

The P.W.A. grant of $138,330, which the schools of Cullman County are to receive, will go for the improvements with the schools listed below:

Logan: New school building to replace the one burned last spring, seven rooms and an auditorium, brick veneer.

Joppa: New school building, seven rooms and auditorium, brick veneer.

Bethel: New school building, three rooms, frame.

Valley Grove: New school building, two rooms, frame.

Cullman County High School Vocational Building: Brick veneer. Completion of present auditorium.

Arkadelphia: Addition, auditorium and two classrooms.

Cold Springs: Addition, auditorium and three classrooms.

Crane Hill: Addition, auditorium and steam heating plant.

Good Hope: Addition, auditorium and three classrooms.

Battleground: Addition of four classrooms.

Jones Chapel: Auditorium chairs for present auditorium.

West Point: Addition, two classrooms, library, study hall and water system.

Vinemont: Addition, auditorium and two classrooms.

Grandview: Addition and two classrooms.

Hanceville: Addition, four classrooms, steam heating plant and sanitary toilets.

Garden City: Addition and auditorium.

Holly Pond: Addition and two classrooms.


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