VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
Arrowhead District Commissioner E.M. Peterson, far right, commended members of Boy Scout Troop 20, sponsored by First Baptist Church, about 1970. The boys are, from left, Robert Baugh, Al Rowe, Ken “Hank” Schuppert, Gary Self, Harold Washington and Ricky White
Athens man elected business manager of UA newspaper
75 Years Ago
April 9-15, 1932
David C. Peebles, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Peebles of Athens, was elected business manager of the Crimson and White, The University of Alabama’s student publication.
Harry Higdon, manager of the J.C. Penney store in Decatur, was made group manager over Decatur, Huntsville, Selma, Tuscaloosa and Ensley.
He met with other group managers to select fall merchandise lines.
The Moulton Community Culture Club won the $50 model county prize given by the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs.
The club was recognized for service to the community.
Mrs. Earl M. Hodson was president.
50 Years Ago
April 9-15, 1957
Six sophomores and five juniors earned varsity basketball awards at Athens College.
The junior players were Cliff Holladay of Danville, Bobby Wigginton of Athens, Tom Misner of Lafayette, Ind., R.C. Powers of Ardmore, and Charles Conyers of Gadsden.
The sophomores were Bobby Jenkins of Pisgal, James Robbins, of Birmingham, Hulond Humphries of Eva, J.C. Bailey of Baileyton, Bobby McCracken of Hamilton and Paul Hargrove of Athens.
Sue Anne Tucker was elected second vice president of the Baptist Student Union at Virginia Intermont Junior College in Bristol, Va.
Mrs. Ramon Royer was elected president of the Petal Path Garden Club.
25 Years Ago
April 9-15, 1982
Hills Department Store manager Dennis Taylor accepted the company’s President’s Trophy, which is given to Hills stores for outstanding overall performance in a district. Ray Brinkman was vice president of operations.
Beth Allen of Decatur, a student at The University of Alabama, had a wish fulfilled when she met President Ronald Reagan following his speech to the Alabama Legislature.
Allen had been following Reagan’s political career. Security surrounding the Montgomery visit was so tight Allen almost gave up until Rep. Bob Patton of Decatur told her he might be able to arrange the meeting. Patton worked through Rep. Ann Bedsole, R-Mobile, who gave Allen her place at a Republican fundraiser for Reagan following his speech.
Allen was able to shake Reagan’s hand, get an autograph and have her picture taken with him.
Brucie Lynne Dunn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Dunn of Decatur, was named second alternate at the Judson College preliminary to Miss Alabama pageant.
The Judson College freshman tied for first place in both interview and swimsuit competition. For her talent presentation, she sang a number from “My Fair Lady.”
10 Years Ago
April 9-15, 1997
Angie Nazaretian, Athens State College director of Alumni Affairs, was in the cheering section when officials broke ground for a new $2.3 million classroom building on campus. Manning the shovels were Renis Jones of P.H.& J. Architects of Birmingham, Mary Jane Caylor, state school board member, ASC President Jerry Bartlett, state Rep. Tommy Carter, D-Elkmont, and state Sen. Tom Butler, D-Madison. The 24,000-square-foot building contains 12 classrooms and seats 526 students.
Jason Dwain Sledd of Decatur, a senior economic major at Berry College in Mount Berry, Ga., was honored with a O. Wayne Rolling award for his work with Berry’s Business Office and SOAR Program.
Students at Berry College choose from more than 120 on-campus jobs as part of their college experience. Students who have excelled at their jobs are honored with the O. Wayne Rolling Award. Sledd is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Sledd.
Five women of Morgan and Lawrence counties were chosen to receive the Girl Scouts’ Women of Distinction award.
Winners were Kathleen Tetziaff, Distinguished Young Woman; Carol Boyd, Outstanding Professional Woman; Bobbie Meier, Outstanding Volunteer; Alice Evans, Outstanding Educator; and Naomi Haines Griffith, Lifetime Achievement.
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 340-2452 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos will be returned.