Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1934 and 1954


From the files of 1934:

Mrs. Johnnie Drake, of Route One, Lacon is ill with typhoid fever in the Cullman Hospital.

Miss Clara Werdt is expected home this week, after a three-month tour of Europe. Vacationing on the Florida coast this week are Mrs. W.O. Kelley, Miriam Sandlin and Guy and Fred Kelley.

Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Ward and Clyde are guests of Mrs. Ward’s father, M.R. Julian in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

Herbert Wagner piloted a plane from the Birmingham Airport, taking his father, Leonard Wagner, for his first plane ride on Sunday.

Police Chief Jack Tucker and family have returned from a Florida vacation.

Howard Carroll spent the weekend in Pensacola, Florida.

Dwight Pylant and Jack Spiegle have returned from a motor trip through the Ozarks.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rainey are on a vacation trip to Baltimore, Washington and New York City.

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Griffin and son will leave this week for the Century of Progress in Chicago.

Clifford (O.C.) Stricklin and Avis Baggett were married on Saturday night, June 16, 1934, at Reverend Leeth’s home at Arkadelphia. The couple is residing at Arkadelphia. O.C. is the son of Bart and Flecia Robertson Stricklin of Cold Springs and Avis is the daughter of Elbert

B. and Audie King Baggett of Arkadelphia.

Mr. Stricklin is still going strong, as a car dealer in Cullman. He is an active member of the infamous Class of 1933 (Cullman County High School) alumni group which meets the first Wednesday of every month, under the watchful eye of Emcee and Tribune columnist, Norm Bender.

Avis Baggett Stricklin passed away on March 12, 1967.

From the files of 1954:

Herbert C. Hare, age 44, of Baileyton, died on July 17, in a truck accident in Picayune, Mississippi. Mr. Hare was a driver for Eagle Motor Lines. Funeral services were held at Welcome Baptist Church, on Sunday. Reverend Glenn Bice officiated. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Clifford Dye Hare, sons, Edwin and

H.C. Hare and a daughter, Annette Hare.