Files from Yesteryear: 1936, 1950


From the files of 1936:

The beloved preacher, Reverend B.E. Fulmer is pastor at Ebenezer this year. School opened on Monday. Mr. Chaney and Misses Winn and Speegle are the teachers.

Miss Clyde Crider has accepted a position as secretary in the office of Clarence Keller, register of equity in the courthouse.

Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Gunn left on Monday for Tampa, Florida, where Mr. Gunn has been transferred.

Miss Mozelle Nunnelly is teaching at Walter this year. She lives at Welcome.

Reverend Hunt, of Holly Pond, was Saturday guest of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Nunnelly.

C.T. Bailey, County Agent, is urging farmers to plant long staple cotton, far a better price at the selling place.

Mr. W.A. Nail, of Bolte, has a new pair of mules.

There is going to be a box supper, at Bolte, on Friday night, for the benefit of the school.

Jerry Shafer and Glenna Eubanks were married on Saturday night.

A shower was given for Mrs. John Brown, at her home, on Saturday afternoon.

Miss Melba Bradford, of Baldwin, was the Sunday afternoon visitor of Miss Christine Styles.

There will be jobs available for 1,800 young men in the United States Army. There will be many ways to advance.

Red Cross is now doing a membership drive.

The Dwight Fullers are building a new home.

The Hanceville Lutheran Church was organized in the fall of 1885.

Western Auto has opened a store in Cullman. The store is owned and operated by C.H. Grob, at First Avenue East.

Professor and Mrs. Joe Ray, of Hanceville, were in Cullman on Saturday.

Mrs. William Lessman is critically ill, at her home on the Bremen Pike.

Colonel Thomas Millican, Ezra Williamson and Roy Ingle spent Monday in Scottsboro.

Mrs. Conrad Howard and Miss Trischel Cordes spent Tuesday in Birmingham.

Be thankful for a dry place to stay this week.


From the files of 1950:

Raymond Yost and his father, F.H. Yost, of Guntersville, are in Rochester, New York at Mayo’s Clinic, where Raymond is undergoing surgery. He will have to stay about two weeks.

Winston County will celebrate its 100th birthday next week at Double Springs with a football game, a greased pig contest, baby auction, exhibit of antiques, a parade a play, square dancing, sacred harp music, new book singing and speeches by Governor Folsom, Congressman Carl Elliott, Mrs. Marie Bankhead Owen, Cooper Green, etc. Cullman County was formed mostly from Winston and Blount Counties.

A couple of thieves, both ex-convicts, stole Albert Lorenz’s car about 8:00 p.m. on Monday, then proceeded to Shipman’s Café and flashed a gun. They took Mr. Shipman’s wallet, containing $50.00. A road block in Huntsville, recovered the wallet and the vehicle and one suspect. The other thief was later arrested in Falkville.

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