Files from yesteryear: 1937, 1954

(files from yesteryear)

From the files of 1937

Miss Jeanette Green returned Wednesday from Roswell, New Mexico, where she has been since January. Her many friends are glad to see her again at the George Stiefelmeyer Store.

College student: “Say, what’s the idea of wearing my raincoat?” Roommate: “You wouldn’t want your new suit wet, would you?”

Visitor: “Want you walk as far as the car with me, Tommy?” (Tommy age seven). “I can’t.” “Why not?” Tommy: “Cause we are going to have dinner as soon as you leave.”

From the files of 1954

Former Hanceville football star, Howell Trimble, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Trimble has been awarded a scholarship to Texas A and M to play under Paul “Bear” Bryant.

Rudolph Edsel Chaney, age 33, died on Saturday from injuries in an automobile accident on Highway 31, near Beauty Rest Tourist Court. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Betty Schofield Chaney, one son, Rodger, three daughters, Barbara, Diana and Deborah, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Chaney, one brother, Dwane Chaney, of Tarrant and one sister, Mrs. Lenora Hardy, of Cullman. Funeral services were at Seventh Street with interment in City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ira L. Jones, Sam Barnes, Joe Voss, Bill Allen, C.L. Burke, W.R. Davis, Joe Shears and John Sparks.

Ritz Theatre has re-opened with cinemascope and stereophonic sound.

A bolt of lightning killed William Albert Pierce, age 53 (“Little Ab”) as he walked between the barn and the house. His son, Lewis was shocked, but received no serious injury. He is survived by his widow, Maude Pierce, two daughters, Mrs. Dan Vogt, of Akron, Ohio and Miss Mavis Pierce, one son, Lewis Pierce, three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Paul, of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Holcombe, of Miami, Florida and Mrs. Opal Parker, of Cullman; two brothers, J.E. Pierce, of Huntsville and Homer Pierce, of Virginia. Services were held at Nesmith.

W.I. (Lidy) Walker was the first to identify the Mystery Farm last week. He correctly identified it even before its owner, C.W. Harris identified it.

Mr. Harris, owner of the forty-acre farm located near Berlin on Route Three, Cullman, bought the farm two years ago from C.L. Parker. The Harris farm produces cotton, corn, potatoes, chickens, hogs, etc. with hogs and potatoes being Mr. Harris’ favorite. Mr. Harris was married twenty years ago to the former Geannie Wadell. They have one daughter, Mrs. Dan White, of  Birmingham and one grandson, Rickey White. He is a member of the Farm Bureau.