Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1936:


The August Dahlke residence, nine miles from Cullman on the Jasper Highway, burned around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Alton Perdue’s chicken house burned on Saturday with a loss of 200 baby chickens.

When Bobby Scofiled of Joppa returned to his stalled car on Ryan Mountain on Monday, he discovered that his vehicle had burned.

Miss Nellie Sewell’s Dodge Coupe caught on fire about 6:25 p.m. on Sunday evening in her garage. The vehicle was saved.

Firemen extinquished a blaze at G.W. Ponder Apartments around noon on Saturday.

The residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. Jepp Craft at Fairview was totally destroyed by fire about 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Their son-in-law, Alvin Cash discovered the fire when he arrived to feed the stock. Mr. Craft was ill in bed following a serious operation.

H.C. Bahr sold the first crate of 1950 strawberries to Fred Peinhardt for $10.00. Oscar Richter also sold a crate later that day for $8.00.

William Emmett Creel, 46, died at his Joppa residence on April 12. Funeral services were held on April 13 at Welcome.

Hospital patients include:

Billy Dowda,

Mesdames Madison Hicks,

J.A. England,

C.E. Shugart and

Miss Bonnie Daniel.

Governor James E. Folsom will be in Cullman County on Tuesday for stops at Holly Pond, West Point and Hanceville.

Rex Sutton, Othel Horsley, Roy Cooley, Billy Ray Stewart and Walter Principle, J.S. Pearce spent Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

Melvin Maze of New Harmony has purchased a new tractor.

Mrs. Clen Denton of Upshaw visited the E.P. Lakers on Saturday afternoon at Piney Grove.

Mr. and Mrs. Lon Waters have twins born on April 7. The names are Sondra Ann and Michael David. Mrs. Waters is the former Mary Anna Geisen.

Visiting for several weeks with their parents, the J.T. Hamrick’s are Doctor and Mrs. Edwin (Aline) Eastham of Front Royal, Virginia and children, Butch and Linda. Sergeant Charles Hamrick also visited last weekend.