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VALLEY OF YEARS PAST
Mary Lott

Gov. Albert Brewer, from Decatur, kicked off his 1970 campaign with a parade past Princess Theatre. On the marquee are Jim Duncan, theater manager; Virginia and George Vest, Cathy Duncan and Eddie Austin.
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Gov. Albert Brewer, from Decatur, kicked off his 1970 campaign with a parade past Princess Theatre. On the marquee are Jim Duncan, theater manager; Virginia and George Vest, Cathy Duncan and Eddie Austin.

The American Legion celebrates Armistice Day

75 years ago

Nov. 12-18, 1932

Mary D. Simpson led the Missionary Society of the Central Baptist Church in making an assortment of garments for the American Red Cross.

The American Legion post sponsored Armistice Day events.

Commander Roy C. Billings opened the program and Judge T.W. Wert, Judge B.L. Malone and members of the Athens post gave addresses.

Member Charles Boone spoke on “The Meaning of Armistice Day” at local schools.

50 years ago

Nov. 12-18, 1957

The Southeast Decatur Home Demonstration Club elected new officers.

They were Mrs. Thomas Sanford, president; Mrs. L.E. Crider, vice president; Mrs. Walter Kurz, second vice president; Mrs. James Davis, third vice president; Mrs. James Kirby, secretary; and Mrs. Lloyd Wilson, treasurer.

Elbert Chandler of the Veterans Administration in Decatur showed a film on the history and development of Decatur and the Tennessee Valley to the Rotary Club.

Dr. Sam Pruett Jr. was welcomed into the club and the Rotary information chairman O.S. Hagerman awarded him a Rotary pin.

25 years

Nov. 12-18, 1982

Hank Summerford, 19, of Falkville was one of 41 Alabama 4-H members granted an expense-paid trip to the National 4-H Congress.

Summerford was the 4-H boys’ citizenship winner. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Summerford.

Wendi Jo Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ward of Hartselle, was named Miss National Pre-Teen in Atlanta.

She competed against 44 other state title holders in talent, interview, poise and personality and appearance divisions.

10 years ago

Nov. 12-18, 1997

Amoco Chemical Co.’s wildlife habitat program in Decatur soared higher than all other corporate conservation efforts as the Wildlife Habitat Council named it the Corporate Habitat of the Year.

“The is a very prestigious award and it is a privilege to be singled out among the many companies and sites that were represented,” said Danny Wallace, plant manager.

“This is one way of exhibiting Amoco’s commitment to the environment and wildlife in our area.”

He singled out Doris Harris, Ed Johnson, Chris James and those who helped with the nature trail for their work on the project.

The Wildlife Habitat Council is a nonprofit, nonlobbying organization working to increase the amount of quality wildlife habitat on the corporate, private and public lands.

The Rotary Club named Morgan County District Court Judge David Bibb the 1997 Paul Harris Fellow.

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 of Years Past.”Please call Mary Lott at 340-2452 or e-mail her at mary.lott@decaturdaily.com. Photos will be returned.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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