Files from Yesteryear: 1934, 1954


From the Files of 1934:

Married on Saturday at the home of Reverend J.E. Marion were Alvin Brannon and Miss Della Ham. Mr. Brannon holds a position with Hills Grocery Company and his bride is employed by Western Union.

Miss Velma Oaks and Lee Swann were married on Saturday at the home of the bride’s parents, near Simcoe. He holds a position with West Side Furniture Company.

Twenty-five young men attended the new Agapa Bible Class at First Baptist last Sunday. H. Clay Smith is teacher, W.D. Stanley, president, Jesse Mayo, vice-president and Russell Smith, secretary.

Mrs. S.Y. Styles has returned from Auburn, where she attended the Farmer’s Week activities.

There are 500 people in Cullman County delinquent with their 1933 tax. Those who do not pay by October 1st will have their property advertised for sale.

Caspe Mages left this week to visit relatives in Milwaukee and attend the Century of Progress in Chicago.

Mrs. Helen Glasscock Aarenson left on Friday to join her husband in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is attending dental college.

Mrs. John Assell has returned to Birmingham, after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Edwards.

Curtis Stewart is recovering from an appendectomy.

Miss Beulah Caudell is teaching English at Falkville this year.

Mrs. Fred Hurston and Misses Florence Hurston and Melba Buchman drove to Montevallo to take Miss Nell Hurston, who entered Alabama College.


From the Files of 1954:

Returns from only one polling place in Cullman County – Beat 17, showed errors, according to a report this week by the Grand Jury, with W.O. Dunlap as foreman.

Six men left the local draft board this morning for military service. They were all volunteers, including: Robert Henry McDonald and Manuel Godbee, both of Route Two, Hanceville; Arnold Eldredge Abbott, of Route One, Hanceville; Archie Lester Williams, of Route Two, Bremen; Norman Thornton, of Route One, Logan and Alfred Garmon, of Route One, Holly Pond. Thurman Guthrie spoke to the group.

Reverend and Mrs. D.E. Tucker, of Cullman celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on September 4th at their home.

Hanceville defeated Arab, 26 to 7. Allen Green scored twice, Nelson once and Simpson once.

Mrs. Henry Howle left on Thursday for a six to eight week European and near east tour.


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