Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1930 and 1950


From the files of 1930:

The honor roll of seniors at Cullman High School for the first semester includes: Maria Callahan, Charon Denson, Alfred Glaser, Margaret Hartung, Mary Ellen Hines, Mary Johnson, Vonda Lee Johnston, Edna Martin, Eunice Martin, Frances McPherson, Ruby Philpot, Eldon Simpson, Alice Stockley, Mabel Yeager, Inous Thompson, Laura Harbison, Hortense Wallace, Roberta Howell, C.S. Fletcher, Minnie Stansell, Herman Tillery, Thelma Moore, Edna Duckworth, Vera Wilhite, Edward Herfurth, Merle Trammell and Flora McEwen.

Holes in the Bee Line Highway caused by the recent inclement weather are being repaired.

O.J. Price has announced his candidacy for sheriff of Cullman County.

Cotton ginned in Cullman County by January 16, 1930 from the 1929 crop has reached 47,942 bales, compared to 40,627 bales from the 1928 crop to this time last year.

John Blette of Cullman has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Auburn Chemical Society at API, where he is a student.

Uncle “Andy” Hill opened his new and modern café and barbecue lunchroom for business last Saturday. He has electric stoves and electric coffee percolators and all-electric refrigerators.

Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Grayot spent Sunday afternoon in Athens with their daughter, Doris, who is a student in Athens College.

From the files of 1950:

A hot tamale supper will be held in the basement of Sacred Heart School on February 21.

Maurice Marty, age 16, suffered a broken back when he was hit by a falling tree while cutting logs at the family farm at Grandview. The accident occurred on January 14. He is improving at Jefferson Hillman Hospital in Birmingham. His parent are Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Marty.

Carl Peinhardt is president of the Guernsey Cattle Club. Billy Baltz is vice- president, as well as H.M. Windsor. G.H. Lehnert is secretary-treasurer. Directors are W.O. Jones, Joe Sapp, Doug Hart and

J.W. Shaw.

South Alabama strawberries are ripe two months ahead of schedule this year.

Herman C. (Tex) Hett has purchased Duchess Bakery from Al Gasser. Troy Bontrager, Herman Tankersley, James Legg, Linda Gasser and Mrs. Dora Pesnell will remain with the business.