Files from yesteryear: from the files of 1930 and 1933


From the files of 1930:

Judge and Mrs. Homer F. Mitchell announce the birth of a son, at their home last week.

Attending the University of Alabama homecoming last weekend were Howard Griffin, Bob Young, J. Church and J. Little.

Mr. and Mrs. George Tanner have returned from Atlanta, where they had visited friends for several days.

Joseph Mackentepe is quite ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Richter announce the birth of a pretty little daughter, at their home last week.

On Sunday afternoon “Fairlawn,” the home of Miss Mary Knapp was dedicated as a pastorium for the Vinemont Baptist Church. Knapp gave this large home with several acres of grounds to the church and has moved into her smaller home, which she has named “Kozykot.”

From the files of 1933:

The commencement sermon was called off at Fairview School due to a severe hailstorm. Holes were knocked in some of the roofs and window glass was broken by the hail. Fruit trees were stripped and vegetation beaten into the ground. Reverend John E. Marion of First Baptist Church would have been the speaker.

Sixty carloads of strawberries have been shipped from Cullman and 45 carloads from Hanceville to northern markets. The trucks hauling strawberries were not counted.

The rise in price of cotton from 4 ½ cents to 8 ½ cents during the past few weeks really looks encouraging to the farmer. There is hope for a brighter day.

Walker County officials have moved into a new courthouse which replaces the old one that was destroyed by fire a few months ago. The cost of the new building is $100,000.00

Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Smith are the parents of a fine little girl, whom they have named Martha Sue.

The song service for Memorial Day at Duck River Church was led by Reverend Glenn Hembree.

E.R. Williford, good citizen and merchant of Crane Hill was in Cullman on business this week. He called at The Tribune and renewed his paper.

Mr. and Mrs. Hane Windsor announce the arrival of a little son.