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Mary Lott

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Moses & Brown sold hardware, furniture and appliances on Main Street in Hartselle. This photo appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s.

Glaze is Miss Athens

75 Years Ago

Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 1931

Zuleika Glaze, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther D. Glaze of Athens, was chosen the most beautiful girl in the city and was presented a loving cup and the title "Miss Athens" at a beauty contest at Ritz Theatre. Seventeen girls participated.

Mary Moore Gay of Ashland was named "Miss Athens College."

Jesse Walker of Birmingham gave an organ recital at First Methodist Church in Athens assisted by Mary Emma Simmons.

Walker graduated from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 1956

Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Stackhouse had a Halloween party. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Scheinert, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Woodbery, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Graham and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Corbin. Klein, dressed as a Chinese person, won first prize for a man's costume and Mrs. H.L. Scheinert, dressed as a witch, won first prize for a woman's costume.

Officers for Hazlewood High School Student Council are Mike Etheredge, president; Marlin Greene and Jack Kimbrell, vice presidents; Sharon Thrasher, secretary; Marlene Hill, treasurer; Jimmy Conner, Brenda Rushing, Shelva Gibson and Charles Clayburn, representatives; and Wayland Cross, parliamentarian.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 1981

Wolverine Division of UOP received a safety award from Copper and Brass Industry. The Decatur plant was cited for its safety record of having the second fewest work-related accidents among plants of Wolverine's size.

Because of his community spirit and relentless efforts to help bring about the industrialization of North Alabama, DAILY publisher Barrett Shelton Sr. was selected as the 1981 recipient of the Tennessee Valley Authority Distinguished Citizen of the Year award.

Leadership and helping make a community a better place to live are what the newspaper business is all about, Shelton said. Newspapering is a public service, he added.

Members of the John C. Calhoun College basketball team were Anthony Polk, Darryl Horton, John Logan, Greg Andrews, Scott Pierce, Rickie Clements, Russell Smith, Walter Thompson, Sam Oates, Anthony Wilkerson, Calvin Staten and George Williams.

10 Years Ago

Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 1996

Emily Pyatt was named Austin High School's first winner of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

She earned the award by helping organize and conduct a service learning project at Austin. She organized a drive to raise awareness of the problems associated with domestic violence in the community and secured money and merchandise to donate to Hope Place Inc., a shelter for victims of domestic violence. She is a member of the National Honor Society.

Decatur police Capt. Ed Taylor swore in five new officers. They are Christopher Dillard, George Willis, Brett Laughmiller, Jonathan Green and John Crouch.

— Compiled by Mary Lott

THEDAILYwelcomes the loan of vintage photos of people, places and events in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties. Photos will be returned. Call Mary Lott at 340-2452 after 3 p.m. or e-mail her at

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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