VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
The Trinity High School basketball team in 1950. Front row, from left, are Loyd Manor, J.C. Morgan, Ted Etheridge, Sonny Brown, Edwin Hames and Coach J.O. Brazell. Back row are Charles Murphy, Guy Lamon, Donald Alexander, Bobby Baston and J.R. Adcock.
United Daughters of the Confederacy elect president
75 years ago
Oct. 8-14, 1932
Mrs. W.J. Brown led the organization of an American Literary Society. Virginia Speer was president.
Mrs. Ernest Hine of Athens was elected president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
50 years ago
Oct. 8-14, 1957
Athens College enrolled four Cuban students. They were Frank Soto, Robert Alvarez, Eliot Martinez and Jesus Gonzales. Athens College reported the largest enrollment in its history.
25 years ago
Oct. 8-14, 1982
Paula Johnson of Decatur was selected a little sister for the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at the University of Montevallo.
She was also a junior senator for the Student Government Association and served on the publicity and relations committee.
Jerry Alldredge, golf professional at Decatur Country Club, was selected as the Dixie Section Professional of the Year.
He received the award at the Professional-President’s Golf Tournament at Willow Point in Alexander City.
Dr. B.H. Corum, executive director of the Bexar County Hospital District in Texas, received Fellow status from the American Academy of Medical Administrators.
Corum is a native of Hillsboro and is a pharmacy graduate of Auburn University. He received a master’s degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a doctorate degree in management economic theory and labor economics from the University of Florida.
Corum is married to Carol Hill of Town Creek and they lived in San Antonio, Texas.
Amy Nabors and Jennifer Parker were named to the Society of Distinguished American High School Students.
10 years ago
Oct. 8-14, 1997
Several members of the Decatur High School forensic team placed in North Carolina at the Wake Forest Earlybird Forensic Tournament, where 120 high schools from across the county competed.
In individual events, Tasha Bryant and Matt Stewart advanced to the quarterfinals in dramatic interpretation, while Lindsey Tambora went to the semifinals in original oratory.
Former servicemen who became pals in the Air Force in 1951 at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Wash., and split up in 1953, reunited in Decatur for the first time in 44 years.
Sharing old stories were George Hames of Decatur, Paul Williams of Gainesville, Fla., Horner Moss of Florence, Richard Sowards of Terrell, Texas, and Sam Robinette of Alexandria, La.
Austin High School senior Russell Freeman was named the Class 6A lineman of the week.
Cotton States Insurance Companies presented Freeman with a plaque.
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 mary.lott@decaturdaily
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