A LOOK BACK
Many stories in the newspaper deal with the bureaucracy-national, state, and local.
1890-May 23, The new town council was sworn in tonight. J. C. Rodgers was chosen as town marshal by the council.
1998-May 23, A cooler Washington monument reopened to visitors yesterday after four months of interior repairs. Hundreds of tourists were waiting on the grass outside at 8 a.m., among them members of a fifth grade class from Hartselle.
1928-May 24, The bureau of fisheries at Washington has, on the endorsement of our Congressman Ed B. Almon, consented to plant a large number of freshwater fish in this area's lakes and ponds.
1893-May 25, The Hon. Samuel Blackwell of Danville is now on his way to Washington where he goes in compliance with a telegram to take charge of the third auditor's office to which he was appointed by President Cleveland. The people of Morgan County are proud of the honor conferred upon Mr. Blackwell, yet we regret to give him up as a citizen. It is a just recognition of Mr. Blackwell's long service to the Democratic Party.
1940-May 25, The population of Hartselle has been tabulated at 2,578 by the Census Bureau.
1944-May 26, Pfc. Arthur Bean has returned to Camp White, Oregon, where he will report for duty after spending his furlough here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Bean.
1964-May 27, Dr. John Thomas Burch is very ill at his home north of Hartselle. Dr. Burch served as Morgan County tax assessor for 18 years.
1933-May 28, Habeas corpus proceedings seeking to transfer to the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts Roy Wright and Eugene Williams, the two youngest of the nine Scottsboro case defendants, will be heard at the Morgan County Courthouse Monday.
1941-May 29, Prospective tenant farmers interested in purchasing the farms they work met today at the Morgan County Farm Security agency office to discuss their eligibility for benefits under the Bankhead-Jones Tenant Act.
(Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart)