VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
DAILY gets two automatic printers
75 Years Ago
Aug. 26-31, 1930
The two new automatic printers to be installed in THE DAILY's office this week have arrived at the Southern Bell Telephone Co. today. They are being tested before installation.
Each of these printers is capable of receiving 18,000 words a day, and will bring to Decatur a telegraph service, second to none in the state, the full leased wire service of The Associated Press being used.
Marilyn Miller, Broadway's brightest star, is now on the screen at Princess Theatre in "Sally." The darling of Broadway brings her most successful musical comedy to the talking screen here today and Friday.
The screen version of "Sally" has broken theatrical records in every large city in America.
The new Athens city high school building will be ready for occupancy when city schools open Monday. The building, which was erected at a cost of $50,000, will relieve the congested situation that has been felt in city schools for the past few years.
50 Years Ago
Aug. 26-31, 1955
Two Scouts were awarded the Eagle Badge, Scouting's highest honor, at a recent Morgan District Court of Honor. They are John Herrin, Troop 60, and Johnny Goode, Explorer Post 60.
Dr. William K. Easley, formerly of The Chemstrand Corp.'s research and development department, leaves for a new position as professor of chemistry at Arkansas State Teachers' College.
Jo Ann Johnson was crowned Ardmore High School homecoming queen during halftime of the Ardmore-Tanner game Friday night.
Leading the cheers for the Moulton crowd at this year's football games are Helen Moats, Theresa Alexander, Geraldine Holland, Patsy Smith, Annette Little, Mary Alice Burch, Billy Jo Sherrill and Mary Naylor.
Billy Sessions and Billy Holaday were awarded trophies at the first Decatur Boys Club outing in Delano Park. Sessions was selected as outstanding All-American boy for 1955 and Holaday was named outstanding athlete.
25 Years Ago
Aug. 26-31, 1980
The 1980-81 Austin High School majorettes will represent the school Friday when the Black Bears meet the Cullman Bearcats in Cullman. They are Leah Black, Connie Preston, Cindy West, Sherry Sampson, Gloria Gunner and Kim Brunner.
Laverne Dollahite, a member of the board of directors of the Decatur Women's Chamber of Commerce, presented a check for $2,000 to Lynn Fowler, co-chairman of the Greater Decatur organization. The club raised the money through its annual spring tour of homes. The Greater Decatur organization's purpose is to renovate the Princess Theatre, build a park on the grounds of the Morgan County Courthouse and help pay for recent construction on Wheeler Basin Regional Library.
The East Lawrence High School cheering squad, capturing blue ribbons and two spirit sticks, were superstars at The University of West Florida. Readying for the first football game on Aug. 29 are Tonja Buchanan, Gina Whitlock, Frankie Kitchens, Jackie Jones, Kim Hill, Kathy Borden, Donna Murphy, Amy Jones, Tammy Bradford and Tammy Gray.
The Decatur branch of the American Association of University Women had a tea for new members Sunday at the home of Mrs. Frank Philpot. Club membership is open to all women who have graduated from college.
10 Years Ago
Aug. 26-31, 1995
Kazemia Noel Shoeybipour was named fourth runner-up at the 1995 Pre-Teen Alabama Scholarship and Recognition Program. She will be an Alabama representative in the Pre-Teen America Program.
The Brewer High School dance team recently won first place in the senior division of Star Systems national dance competition in Orlando. Team members are Andrea Ball, Erin Crawford, Liz Curbow, Candace Holt, Lauri Jones, Tamara Oakes, Miranda Oden, Julie Page and Latonia Smith.
Top finishers in the recent Decatur Country Club Championship were winner Kent Murphy, runner-up Mac Crane, and third-place Bob Klecka. Murphy finished the three-round event with a 213.
— Compiled by Mary Lott