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Mary Lott

Dorthy Sharrott Vest, D.W. Petty, Albert Petty, Herman Bentley, J.T. McGukan and Robert Petty visited the Hartselle Laundry to wash some clothes in the 1950s.
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Dorthy Sharrott Vest, D.W. Petty, Albert Petty, Herman Bentley, J.T. McGukan and Robert Petty visited the Hartselle Laundry to wash some clothes in the 1950s.

Hi-Y club welcomes 5 members

75 Years Ago

Feb. 19-25, 1932

The Hi-Y club welcomed five new members from from Central High School. The seniors were Jack Moebes, Stanley Dunaway and Calvin Pettey. The new junior members were Tom Hamilton and Nortney Cox.

Capt. R.A. Burleson of Hartselle, who was a World War I veteran, spoke at the Princess Theatre before the showing of “The Big Parade.” The event was sponsored by the Morgan County post of the American Legion and the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Burleson said the film was the truest drama depicting the realities of war.

50 Years Ago

Feb. 19-25, 1957

John Eyster, who was a member of a local law firm, was appointed chairman of the industrial division of the Heart Fund drive in Morgan County. Eyster’s responsibility included contacting major industrial prospects seeking contributions for the local drive.

The Athens College Lyceum Series program featured the vocal artists Pearl and Edwin Kappel.

Pearl studied and taught violin in high school. Edwin started singing at an early age and performed with symphonies and opera.

The duo performed in hundreds of concerts at colleges and universities and on radio and television.

J.C. Petty, principal of Morgan County High School, was elected president of the Hartselle Rotary Club.

25 Years Ago

Feb. 19-25, 1982

Kevin Borie of Austin High School placed second in individual competition at the 13th annual Mathematics Tournament at Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College.

Katherine Maude Gay of Hartselle was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Women of America.

Gay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar N. Gay, is a 1974 graduate of Morgan County High School and a 1978 graduate of The University of Alabama.

She was employed by Clay County Schools as a speech pathologist.

Marshall Smith, dean of Calhoun Community College, was sitting quietly at his desk Feb. 22, when lo and behold, he suddenly had a guest — “Polly Darten.” His guest came to celebrate his 36th birthday with him. The noisy and voluptuous visitor was in reality Carolyn Chirrey of Beta Sigma Phi. Chirrey was in costume and sang for Smith as friends entered his office to take part in the celebration.

Henrietta Balch was elected president of the Decatur Art Guild.

10 Years Ago

Feb. 19-25, 1997 Hartselle artist Dewey Lynch donated a painting to Parkway Medical Center Hospital for some of his special nurse friends. Licensed practical nurse Betty Gilbert, registered nurse Rebecca Hokett, RN Bertha Webb and chief of nursing Ann Harrison helped care for Lynch during his hospitalization.

Lasheika W. Goodlow, a student at Lawrence County Center of Technology in Moulton, was named a local winner in the Servistar Coast-to-Coast All-American Vocational Student Awards Program.

She received a $100 U.S. savings bond and advanced to state competition.

Sandrine Hope of Athens was appointed local coordinator by the Academic Year in America program.

The AIFS program arranges five- and 10-month homestay /high school experiences for teenagers from Europe, Asia and Latin America.

She interviewed area families who were interested in hosting a student for the school year.


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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