Files from Yesteryear: 1953


From the Files of 1953:

Simcoe News

Carl Peak celebrated his birthday on Sunday with a surprise birthday dinner.

Douglas Hill, of Birmingham, spent the weekend with relatives here.

Johnnie Hill had as her overnight guests recently, Barbara Jo Pearson, Melba Evans, Gerroldean Schnittker, Evon Aikens and Wilma Moody.


Walter News

Mrs. Jeff Nuss spent Wednesday night and Thursday of last week, in Hanceville, with Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Clapp.

The following were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gable: Mr. and Mrs. Alton Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Segler, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Burrow and children, Mrs. O.A. Calvert, Mrs. Arthur Sutton, Mrs. Luther Black and Mrs. A.B. Burrow.


Bruce Harbison Elected

On September 18th, the boys of Jones Chapel School met with O.D. Crosby for the purpose of organizing the 4-H Club for 1953-1954. The officers elected are president, Bruce Harbison, vice-president, Jerry Brock, secretary, Harold Self, reporter, Lewis Pierce and song leader, David Persall.


Fortner Family Reunion

The Fortner family reunion was held on September 20th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fortner with these members attending: Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Fortner, Gail and Linda, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortner, Estherleane Smith and Carmaleane, Mr. and Mrs. Geneva Thomas, Jo Ann and Jimmy, Mr. and Mrs. Harvie Chance, Jane and Judy, Mrs. Guy Yeager, Bobby, Patsy, Janice and Johnnie B. and Mrs. Landis McIntosh.


Hanceville News

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones and Hubert were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shoemaker, in Russellville.

Misses Anna and Lizzie Rauckmann spent Sunday in Birmingham, where they visited their brother, Fred Rauchmann, who is ill in a hospital there.

Mrs. George T. Rowe spent several days last week visiting relatives in Montgomery. Mrs. M.W. Cribbs, her mother, returned with her for a few days.

Mike and Butch McElroy, of Birmingham, are spending this week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.V. McElroy.

Mrs. William Clapp and Mrs. A.J. Pichelmeyer are spending this week in Birmingham, visiting Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Pichelmeyer.

E.J. Boyd, of Mobile, spent the weekend at home.

Mrs. Cortez Peeler underwent surgery last Tuesday at the Carraway Methodist Hospital in Birmingham.

Mr. and Mrs. Guyles S. Combs and family and John Ashwander spent Sunday, in Fayette, visiting Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Ashwander.

Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Jackson and Miss Dorothy Jackson spent Friday, in Pell City.

Shelburne Stanley is ill this week, in Cullman Hospital.

Friday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Quattlebaum were: Mrs. J.T. Cahoon and Clyde Winn, of Atlanta, Georgia.

Reverend Hubert Thomas, of Chicago, was the guest last week of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Thomas.

Jackie Quick underwent a tonsillectomy on Friday at the Cullman Hospital.

Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Caudell were: Mrs. James B. Kelly, James Kelly, Junior and Tommy Nebrig, of Decatur.

Flemmadell Kennimur left Sunday to return to the University for the winter term.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Kannady and daughter, of Chattanooga, were the weekend guests of relatives here.

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