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Mary Lott

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The neon marquee of Decatur’s Princess Theatre beckoned movie-goers to see “Gone With the Wind.” This photo appears to be from the late 1960s to early 1970s.

Norwood elected president of Decatur Choral Club

75 Years Ago

Nov. 13-19, 1931

James Norwood was elected president of Decatur Choral Club. Lougene Clem was elected vice president.

Decatur Pilot Club became the first organization to have 100 percent membership in the Morgan County chapter of the Red Cross drive.

Glen McKelvey, formerly of Decatur, became the manager of the telephone company at Demopolis. Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. announced McKelvey’s appointment to the Demopolis Telephone exchange.

In addition to Demopolis, he had supervision over the Uniontown, Livingston and York offices.

50 Years Ago

Nov. 13-19, 1956

Ruth Morris, daughter of Lenora Morris of Lacey’s Spring, was one of four Florence State Teachers College students named to the third annual Hall of Fame honor list. Each recipient was featured in the Florence college’s newspaper and its yearbook, The Diorama. Morris served as treasurer of Future Teachers of America and house chairwoman of Sigma Tau Pi.

Hartselle FFA corn judging team, won plaques at the regional Corn Judging Contest. Members were Kenneth Conner, Robert Hanners and Robbie Hanners

Delta Theta Chi presented ribbons to 13 new members at a breakfast. Honorees were Marteen McEntire, Brenda Smith, Nancy Sims, Peggy Kimbrel, Carol Wooten, June Taft, Carolyn Robertson, Dorothy Olson, Janice Leeman, Beth Short, Cherry Townsend, Gerry Veazey and Dorcas Moore.

25 Years Ago

Nov. 13-19, 1981

Somerville residents honored Priceville artist Julie Clendenon for her sketches of the courthouse, old jail and other historic buildings in the county.

Prints and notecards of the sketches were sold, with a portion of the money going to a courthouse restoration fund.

Dr. Calvin Anthony, poultry division pathologist at ConAgra in Decatur, addressed the 1981 Fall Broiler Workshop in Guntersville.

The conference, sponsored by Auburn University and Alabama Poultry and Egg Association, was designed to enhance broiler-fryer production in Alabama.

10 Years Ago

Nov. 13-19, 1996

Steven Drake of Tanner and Shannon Huber of Elkmont, both students at Auburn University’s School of Agriculture, were awarded the E.I. duPont DeNemours Minority Scholarship.

Area students at The University of North Alabama made the Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges. They were Chris Anderson, Atina Blakley, Kristi Gooch, Amy Williams, all of Athens; DeAnna Simmons of Decatur, Alanna Thompson, Misty White, both of Anderson; and Kristi Niedergeses of Hartselle.

Compiled by Mary Lott

The Daily welcomes the loan of vintage photos of people, places and events in Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone counties for The Valley of Years Past.

Photos will be returned.
Contact Mary Lott at 340-2452
between 3 and 6 p.m. or at mlott@decaturdaily

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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