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Mary Lott

Landers names junior all-stars

75 Years Ago

Jan. 8-14, 1932

Buck Landers, coach of the Emblem Club’s football team in Decatur, named the all-star juniors for 1931. The boys were 14 to 17 years old.

They were Bobby Anderson, left end; Marvin Eubanks, left tackle; Phillip Hutson, left guard; Babe Hoff, center; Edgar Hansell, right guard; Stumpy Thomason, right tackle; Dick Watkins, right end; R.B. Masterson, quarterback; George Munn, right halfback; Jack Morrow, left halfback; and Buck Rogers, fullback.

Roland H. Gray of Decatur was elected to serve as secretary for the Chamber of Commerce and offices were opened Jan. 9, 1931, in the Hotel Lyons building.

Radio artists Griff and Hi of Knoxville appeared at Princess Theatre to perform songs on piano and dance.

The artists were featured in Al G. Fields minstrels and Lasses White minstrels and toured with R.K.O. circuits.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 8-14, 1957

David Smith of Athens was elected president of the Limestone Cattlemen’s Association. Other officers were Granville Turner, vice president; C.T. Bailey, treasurer; and F.K. Agee, secretary.

James Tapscott and Jo Ann Sharp were named Mr. and Miss Priceville High School.

The Decatur Teachers’ Association elected Joana Harrison and Mrs. Eugene Chenault as delegates to attend an Alabama Education Association meeting in Montgomery.

25 Years Ago

Jan. 8-14, 1982

George H. Carleston was chosen to head the Alabama Department of Mental Health’s new Technical Services Department that was created in 1982.

Jonalyne K. Vickery, daughter of John L. Kiehl of Decatur, was promoted to vice president and director of operations of the Winchester Development Corp. in Lafayette, La. She was also elected to the board of directors of the commercial developmental company.

Eighth-grader Tina Chambers, daughter of Paul Chambers and Wanda Chambers, was named Miss Eagle Beauty at Eva Junior High School.

10 Years Ago

Jan. 8-14, 1997

Corrie A. Janis of Decatur, Christopher G. Thomaskutty of Somerville and Nirav A. Vora of Hartselle went to Calcutta, India, to work with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity as part of Birmingham-Southern College’s 1997 intern term. The students worked in homes for children and adults, and in a leper camp.

Tara Dillard and Jennifer Grindstaff, both of Decatur, were named to the dean’s list at Freed Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.

Mary Lott

The Daily welcomes the loan of vintage photos of people, places and events in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties for use in “Valley ofYears Past.”Please call Mary Lott at 340-2352 or e-mail her at Photos will be returned.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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