Files from Yesteryear: 1936, 1950


From the files of 1936:

Congressman-elect, Luther Patrick of Birmingham will speak at the Cullman County Courthouse on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. It is a meeting of the Roosevelt Club and a Democratic Rally for Cullman County.

The L.O. Brock family is building a new home.

There will be a play at White City on Friday night. A small admission will be charged.

Those married from September 24 to October 1, 1936, were Glaynus Quattlebaum, 20, to Miss Loree Jenkins, 16 and Buell Hale, 18, to Miss Ruth Waters, 16.

A seven-pound sweet potato was grown by Ben Speegle on his farm, near Baldwin.

Henry Quattlebaum and wife of Welti visited D.L. Smith and family on Sunday evening.

A large crowd attended church at White Grove on Sunday and Sunday night.

Mr. Floyd Linton has erected a new store building.

Pauline Camp and Cortez Johnson are attending Florence State Teachers College.

Velma Hicks was the Sunday dinner guest of Flossie and Flora Duke.

Mr. and Mrs. Val Woods drove to Montevallo on Sunday to escort Opal Brown to where she will be a student this year.

Mr. and Mrs. Troy Glasscock spent Tuesday in Birmingham.

The new city school building has been finished and is now in use.

Dewey Rollo has returned from a trip to Springfield, Ohio.

The people of Chancey’s Cross Roads have been making a lot of good syrup.

Thomas J. Boyd was killed by a truck, while walking across the Bee Line Highway, from the mailbox in front of his home.

Laudie Vandiver was married to Jewel Calvert this week.

Mrs. Aurelia McCabe will move to Vinemont, at an early date.

Doctor Sudduth was killed in an accident while helping others, following a wreck with no thought for his own safety.

Martin Turner Harbinson was married to Miss Rucie Hudson this week.


From the files of 1950:

Joseph H. Yeager and Claude H. Moore are enrolled at Perdue University in Lafayette, Indiana.

Louis and Leo Hasenbein, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hasenbein and both Army Corporals arrived home last week for a thirty day surprise furlough visit, from Alaska.


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