Files from Yesteryear: 1936, 1950


From the Files of 1936:

$75,000 dollars have been approved for Alabama to help drought-stricken families.

G.W. Thom, of Hanceville, has announced his candidacy for the office of County Commissioner for Cullman County. Mr. Thom is a businessman and farmer.

The Welti 4-H Club met on Thursday, July 2nd at the home of Elbert Glasscock with four members present.

Tillman Gladney is the reporter for the Hanceville FFA in 1936.

Mrs. Fred Ziegler was the charming hostess to the sewing circle on Wednesday afternoon.

From the Files of 1950:

The Oscar Parker residence and all its furnishings were destroyed by fire on July 19th in the early afternoon. The fire started in the attic.

Mrs. Jennie V. Johnson, age 85, died at her Main Street residence on July 20th. Reverend W.O. Hunt conducted the services. She was buried at City Cemetery. She is survived by a son, George O. Johnson and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Tucker and Mrs. Dorothy Garrison.

The corn crib of E.L. Jones, of Berlin, burned on July 20th with a loss of about 40 bushels of corn.

Leldon Lynn was frying eggs on Saturday morning at his home on Saint Joseph Street when the skillet became too hot and ignited a kitchen curtain. A scorched wall and curtain were the only items damaged.

Three persons were killed and two persons injured when two trucks collided on the wet pavement, just north of the city limits about 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The dead are Darrell Wilhite, 19, Ray Dean, 17 and Hershell Angle, 50. Dan Wilhite, 16 and Earnest Woods were injured. Darrell Wilhite is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. Wilhite, Junior, who was Cullman County’s first casualty in the Korean War. Ray Dean is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Dean. Mr. Angle was married and survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter.

Local law enforcement officers destroyed a still at Bremen last Thursday. Cap Williamson, Oscar Vance and R.B. Moyer were the officers involved.

New Hope #Two Baptist Church will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary on July 30th.

The Gold Ridge baseball team outscored Walter, 8 to 4, on Saturday.

Porter R. Ray, of Vinemont and his wife, Vanetta have recently completed a six room house and bath.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Pike hosted a big get-together last Thursday of relatives and friends.

Sim J. Calvert is now pastor of Bethany Baptist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Strong were visitors in Hulaco on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Basinger of Vinemont, have a new daughter, Donna Christine, born on July 22nd.

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