Files from Yesteryear: 1933, 1952


From the Files of 1933:

Miss Blanche Linton was married to Mr. Paul Burks at the Vinemont Baptist Church.

Miss Miriam Boyd of Hartford and Rayburn J. Fisher of Cullman, were married on Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Faucett, Junior in Tuscaloosa. They have been teachers the last four years at Tuscaloosa County High School, where he is also a coach.

Mrs. Vivian Hamilton and Mrs. Lillie Mae Hamilton of Hanceville, Route Two, spent Saturday afternoon in Cullman.

Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hamilton were the Saturday night guests of her mother, Mrs. A.P. Pitts.

Little Josephine Hamilton is on our sick list.

Ottis Pitts is spending a few days in Sipsey.

Misses Marion Speigle and Alma Hodge, of Joppa, are freshmen at Athens College this year.

A good many persons who used to brag about their long memories, now can’t remember the dollar they borrowed yesterday.

From the Files of 1952:

General Dwight David Eisenhower was elected President on a landslide vote.

Adlai Stevenson won in Alabama by 100,000 votes.

Stevenson also carried Cullman County by a 5,229 to 3,361 vote.

Kenneth Griffith won the Probate Judge post over Owen Williams.

John Sparks won Circuit Clerk over Otis Hall.

C.T. Scott defeated Collis Day in the County Commission Chairman race.

Cranford, Jeff Waldrop, Jack Sterling and James Moody won Commissioner seats.

William E. James won the State Senate Seat.

Robert Jackson Miller, age 75, died on November 3 from a heart attack. Mr. Miller was a brother to Reverend L.P. Miller, who died of a heart attack in the pulpit at Mountain Grove Church. Robert Jackson Miller is survived by his widow, one son, H.E. Miller, three daughters, Miss Mildred Miller, Mrs. Bessie Harris and Lieen (Mrs. Fred) Meadows.

Hollis Holeman, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Holeman, died at 3:45

p.m. on October 30, when a gunshot entered his neck. The 13-year-old Cullman High School eighth grader was hunting in the woods with a group of friends when the accident happened.

United States Marine, Sonny Hunter was wounded in Korea on October 27 according to a telegram received Friday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard K. Hunter, of West Point.

Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Jetton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on November 16th.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Benben of Buffalo, New York, visited Mr. and Mrs. Keith Parrish. Stanley and Keith served together in World War II. The Benbens love the cornbread, which they had not eaten before.

Mrs. George Stiefelmeyer, Senior, has a broken shoulder. She reached up to get a colorful leaf on the grounds of St. John’s Church and lost her balance and fell.

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