Files from yesteryear: 1918, 1938


From the files of 1918 

Mrs. John Lewis and children, of Birmingham, are the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Linton. 

Colonel and Mrs. A.A. Griffith and son, Kenneth, have returned home from a two-week visit to Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. 

Miss Lily Clapp, of Oneonta, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Clapp. 

Doctor C.H. Herrin spent the first of the week in Town Creek with his daughter, who is suffering from an attack of influenza. 

From the files of 1938 

Winfred Walker, 16-year-old son of O.I. Walker, of the Berlin community, was seriously injured when his motorcycle collided with a truck driven by M.C. Lovvorn, well-known Cullman man, on a downtown street, on Monday afternoon. Young Walker was carried to the City Infirmary in Drinkard’s ambulance, where his condition was considered serious, but not critical. He received a broken right arm, a fractured leg and severe cuts about the face. No arrests were made by investigating officers. 

Marriage Licenses  

April 20th 

Grady Livingston, 24, to Tommie Lee Reagan, 19 and Troy Hudson, 20, to Mary Rodgers, 21. 

April 21st 

Linard B. Taylor, 27, to Ina Lee Couch, 22.  

April 22nd 

Hubert F. Burgess, 24, to Alline Gober, 22 and William V. Wilson, 34, to Margie J. Armstrong, 21. 

April 23rd 

Joe Parr, 35, to Edith Hogans, 18, Claud Thomas Peek, 24, to Pauline Alvis, 24, Finis Pruett, 22, to Ruth N. Brown, 20 and Clyde Williams, 21, to Gladys Wood, 20. 

Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Hodges were hosts, honoring the members of the West Point faculty and a few friends at their home on Wednesday evening. The event was in the form of a buffet supper. 

Early spring flowers were arranged in the living room where the guests were received. A delicious plate was served to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pruitt, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jordan, Mrs. Ted Boho, Mrs. Emmett Bradford, Mrs. Amon Courington, Mrs. Thomas Hendrix, Misses Nell Teem, Lida Mae Wilkinson, Lula Mae Taylor, Mary Keaton, Marion Speegle, Challie Hughes and Lois King. 

Decoration Day will be held at Hopewell Baptist Church, on May 15th, 1938. The program is as follows: 

10:30 a.m., Songs by choir. 

Mrs. C.H. Voight, pianist and Mr. Lemar Harris, Chorister. 

Prayer, Mr. D.B. Bradford. 

Welcome address, Mr. Forrest Patrick. Quartet, White Brothers. 

Song by Choir. 

Solo, Milledean Voight. 

Sermon, Reverend Jack Akin. 

Decorating Committee: Mary Hamrick, Bonnie Jean Beilhart, Charlotte Brooks, Melba Quattlebaum, Doris Grey, Gladys Hamrick, Virgie Patrick, Judy Keller, Ludelle Graves, Virginia Greer, Edith Ryan and Nina Mae Turner.