VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
Photo Courtesy of Allen Johns|
Gordon School, which occupied the spot where the new Caddell-Banks Elementary School is today, on a winter morning in the early 1900s.
Beethoven Club studies music masters
75 Years Ago
Sept. 11-17, 1931
Beethoven Club elected officers. They are Cecelia Alexander, president; Estelle Hendrix, secretary; and Eleanor Green and Jane Neville, program committee. This marked the beginning of another year's study of the great masters and their compositions and all seemed eager to enter into club activities after the summer's break.
The Rev. E.N. Anthony, pastor of First Christian Church of Anniston, has resigned his pastorate there and will become pastor of First Christian Church in Hartselle.
The September social meeting of the Alathean class at Central Baptist Sunday school was a delightful event of the week. Hostesses were Mesdames J. Yarbrough, W.P. Moore, E.J. Norwood, W.A. Ellner and Lonnie Autrey. Providing the program were Cullie Ruth Frazier, Mrs. George Perrine, Wilda Witt and Mrs. Russell Breeding.
50 Years Ago
Sept. 11-17, 1956
Quenton Hightower will serve as coordinator of the Young Democrats of Morgan County. Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Decatur, Albert Brewer, who will coordinate activities in Decatur, has pledged full support to the county program and looks forward to having many of his friends help him. Hightower has stated that he expects Young Democrats to be organized in every box in the county for the November election.
Frank McLaughlin, Acrilan plant accountant at Chemstrand, will speak to the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Cost Accountants. McLaughlin, who is a director in the North Alabama Chapter of NACA, will present a report on "Quicker Reports To Management Through Planning."
Decatur Amateur Radio Club met at Delano Park and demonstrated the use of amateur radio operations in the work of Civil Defense. A message was sent from Howard Proctor, Morgan County director, to Pitt Tyson Maner, state director of Civil Defense in Montgomery, by an emergency station set up by the local amateur radio club. Johnnie Nicely, Doyle C. Nicely, Lewis Garrett, Beach Greeson, Phil Lawrence and Johnny Long assisted in setting up and operating the station.
Annual teenager dressmaking contest sponsored by Singer Sewing Machine Co. was at the Decatur shop. Jean Pitts of Cullman won the senior division. Rosalie McCool of Decatur won the junior division. Each received a scissors set. Judges were Eloise Tanner, assistant home demonstration agent in Lawrence County, and Brenda McGown, home economics teacher at Courtland High School.
25 Years Ago
Sept. 11-17, 1981
Lynn Bolden, a student at Calhoun Community College, won a one-year scholarship presented by Pacesetters Civic Club.
Champion International Corp.'s Courtland paper mill announced the promotion of two within the company. William C. Howard was promoted to vice president and Harold "Buddy" Cole was promoted to warehousing and shipping foreman.
Sue Thaxton was named Woman Council Realtor of the Year for Morgan County.
10 Years Ago
Sept. 11-17, 1996
St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Decatur installed Elder Clifford Malon of Huntsville as pastor. Malone previously served as pastor of Badgett Chaper Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Rutherford, Tenn.
Morgan County Rescue Squad dedicated a new boat to the United Way. United Way, which contributed enough to pay the squad's annual insurance dues, provided additional funding to help buy the boat. Bill Anderson and Tony Bell of the Rescue Squad took United Way's Sherry Pentecost, George Godwin and John Abbott for a test ride.
Several local girls were among 550 who pledged sororities at The University of Alabama.
They were Mary R. Rice of Decatur, Alpha Chi Omega; Misty Johnson and Amanda Mink of Decatur, Alpha Delta Pi; Meredith Gilbert of Athens, Alpha Gamma Delta; Sera Gibson of Decatur, Alpha Omicron Pi; Suzanne Clem of Athens, Delta Zeta, Elizabeth Street of Hartselle, Kappa Alpha Theta; Amanda Roberson and Tiffany Smith of Decatur, Phi Mu; and Anna Woods of Hartselle, Pi Beta Phi.
Patti Lambert of Re/Max Decatur Inc. was named top-selling agent in Alabama. She was No. 2 in the Re/Max Dixie Mid-South Regional out of 677 agents based on closed sales volume.
— Compiled by Mary Lott