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Mary Lott

After seven years at Athens College, Judge Rosenauís dog, Donji, became a freshman in 1970.
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After seven years at Athens College, Judge Rosenauís dog, Donji, became a freshman in 1970.

Veterans visit Tennessee memorial after reunion

75 Years Ago

Oct. 8-14, 1930

The Decatur school band will receive half of the proceeds from tickets sold for the purchase of drinks at Arantz Drug Co. on Saturday.

The Alabama division, United Confederate Veterans, ended its annual reunion here and drove to Tennessee to attend the unveiling of a memorial to Gen. Joseph Wheeler on the old Shiloh battlefield.

The Decatur Pilot Club will present "West of Broadway" at Riverside High School here Friday.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 8-14, 1955

A.B. Craig showed the upper grades of Walter Jackson School part of his collection of Indian artifacts.

Some of the tools, bowls and points he showed were used by the Indians who lived thousands of years ago.

Donald Branum, chairman of the Morgan County Scouting organization committee, announced the formation of a new Cub Scout pack, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church.

The adult leadership of the new pack will be Phillip Shanks Jr., institutional representative; William B. Black, pack committee chairman; Myron E. Gibson Jr., pack committee member; H.D. DeWitt, pack committee member; Robert Ted Wright, cub master; and Mrs. Alice S. Waitkus, den mother.

Harold E. Orr, industrial and public relations manager of the Wolverine Tube, Decatur plant, Division of Culmet & Hecla Inc., will be the luncheon speaker Tuesday at the conference for potential training directors at The University of Alabama. His subject will be "How Management Looks at Training."

Col. H. Edmund Bullis, human relations engineer, who is well-known throughout the country in the mental health and human relations fields, will be a guest of the Alabama Association for the Mental Health in Decatur.

While in Decatur, he will conduct a Human Relations Demonstration class, using sixth-grade students at West Decatur Elementary School.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 8-14, 1980

The Newcomers Club of Decatur added members to the roster. They are Celia Faller, Janelle Robinson, Valerie Thomas, Carol Bynum, Gail Vickery and Susie Sheridan.

Denise Miller of First Federal Savings & Loan Association finished first in the North Alabama regional speech contest sponsored by the North Alabama Chapter 260 of the Institute of Financial Education. Wallace Terry of First Federal finished second and Greg Clark of Cullman Savings and Loan Association placed third. The three are eligible to compete in the statewide competition.

The Decatur High School Booster Club "Sideliners" treated the Red Raider seniors to a steak dinner on a river barge.

Decatur area members of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority have formed the Decatur Alumnae Club of KAT, president Deborah Bratton Demoss said. Officers include Mrs. Demoss; Miriam Schmidt, vice president; Peggy Lloyd Chenault, secretary; Caroline Taylor, treasurer; and Lindy Webb Smith, rush chairman.

10 Years Ago

Oct. 8-14, 1995

A Decatur attorney will be the keynote speaker Saturday in Birmingham at a meeting of the Alabama Commission to Abolish the Death Penalty.

John Mays, a criminal defense lawyer who strongly opposes capital punishment, will speak about federal cuts in funds for defending death penalty cases.

The Morgan County chapter of the Alabama Democratic Conference will sponsor its second picnic Saturday.

Etta Freeman will host the picnic and all public officials are invited.

Kevin Bazzel of Decatur has been elected junior class president at Saint Meinrad College in St. Meinrad, Ind.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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