Files from Yesteryear: 1936, 1950


From the files of 1936:

Joe C. Sapp spent Monday in Birmingham.

Coroner J. Grady Moss has a sprained ankle.

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

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

Doctor and Mrs. C.E. Herrin and Doctor and Mrs. Alurie Culpepper will spend this week in Baltimore, Maryland at the Southern Medical Convention.

The Women’s Missionary Society of Good Hope Baptist Church met at the church for the November meeting. Mrs. Essie Henry was elected president, Mrs. B.H. Reid, vice-president, Mrs. Stella Weeks, secretary, Mrs. Bessie (John) Christian, personal service and Mrs. D.E. Ryan, P.T.A.


Permanent waves $1.95 and up (advertisement).


Dry season threatens water.

The good old days are more old than good, but memory tends to eliminate the low spots.


From the files of 1950:

Mr. J.E. Gray, Senior, who was employed by the Tribune in 1888 stopped by for a visit last week. John A. Johnson was editor when Mr. Gray started work for the Tribune. He now resides in Birmingham.

Cullman cheerleaders this year are Carolyn Miller, Shirley Fay Hamilton, Nancy Moore, Dale Tidwell and Bill Handley.

Mr. Dennis Blalock of Route One Hanceville brought by the Tribune some lovely sweet potato blooms, resembling the morning glory, with a dark purple center. Mr. Blalock has three acres of the blooming potato vines and says these are the first blooms he has ever seen in many years of farming.

Pat Buttram, son of Reverend and Mrs. J.W. Buttram, of Baileyton, was seriously injured last week in California when a prop cannon exploded and hit him in the chest. Mr. Buttram is making six movie pictures a year with Gene Autry and also has a television program. Pat is a brother of Reverend Gus Buttram, pastor of the Fairview Methodist Church.

Clyde Jerome Speegle is the new son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Speegle. He was born on September 18th.

Mrs. Opal Wheeler has received word that her husband, Sergeant Wheeler was seriously injured in Korea on September 15th.


R.L. Baker of Baileyton has some fine Yates apples. Ad.


A 1949 Oldsmobile driven by Roy Richter of Cullman and a truck driven by Oscar Cordes collided close to the post office on Sunday afternoon. There was about $100 in damage to the Richter car about $25 to the Cordes truck.

C.J. Burkart suffered a stroke of paralysis, on his right side, as he sat at the breakfast table on Monday morning. He has worked at Kinney Brothers store in West Cullman for 25 years.

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