Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1930


From the Files of 1900:

The length of public schools in this county will be increased this year from three to four and-half months.

The Tribune-Gazette this week goes to a seven column paper, from a six column.

Probate Judge, S.L. Fuller has received warrants for 253 disabled Confederate soldiers and widows of deceased soldiers, which he will distribute.

The Cullman Cotton Company has completed arrangements for putting in a guano factory, which will be ready for operation next year.

H.A. Worley will conduct an all-day singing at Mount Nebo on Sunday.


From the Files of 1930:

Byron Ashwander, of Hanceville, purchased the first “A” automobile license in this county on October 1, according to Probate Judge, Homer F. Mitchell. The tag is number A 103-301 and will be used on a Ford coach. George Ashwander of Hanceville purchased the first “B” tag for his Dodge sedan and Alton McBrayer purchased the first truck tag for his Ford truck.

At the B.P.W. benefit “Bug” party on Thursday, Miss Mamie Hoelscher won first prize and Miss Margaret Schlosser and Miss Gertrude Ziegler second and consolation.

Mrs. N.J. Duke was seriously injured, on Friday morning, when she fell from the back doorstep at her home.

Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Norton entertained on Friday evening, honoring their son, Willie, on the anniversary of his birth.

W.L. Guthrie and son, Thurman spent Sunday in Sipsey as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Johnson.

Among those attending the state fair in Birmingham this week were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill and Miss Gertrude Hill, Casper Mages and Miss Betty Mages, Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Rainey, Hartwell Speegle, Miss Sophie Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Leeth and children and Miss Thelma Kinney.

Joe Hacker spent the weekend in Birmingham.

Mr. and Mrs. Theo Watts, Miss Selena Watts, Hubert Stisher, Corbin House and Hugh House have returned from Detroit, Michigan.

The Cullman Bearcats won their opening game of the season, by defeating Fairview, 12 to 0.

Charley Bilgero, who underwent an operation in Birmingham last Thursday, is reported to be resting well, at this time.

W.C. Debtor of Simcoe is enlarging his poultry farm.

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