A look back
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Feb.16, 1956 -Reita King, assistant bookkeeper at Stewart Brothers Motor Company, is attending a five-day class in accounting being given this week by Chevrolet at the Redmont Hotel in Birmingham.
Feb. 16, 1956 -"Frankie" Penn is in the MCHS school column's spotlight this week. He is noted for being very active in the student council, for serving frequently as a sports referee, and for "always smiling."
Feb. 17, 1956 -Ferrell and Catherine Rollins were in Monaco recently and took in the festivities which began as soon as Prince Rainer's engagement to film star Grace Kelly was announced.
Feb. 17, 1956 -Tonight's infant-sized tornado partially de-roofed Roberts Department Store in downtown Hartselle and ruined a considerable amount of merchandise. A large show window was smashed at Johnson's Clothing Store across the street. Large show windows were also ruined at Nicholson Motor Company.
Feb. 18, 1956 -Morgan County superintendent of education Lester Wooten will soon have a $1,700 annual raise as a result of legislation signed by Governor Jim Folsom. Wooten's new salary is $6,500.
Feb. 18, 1956 -Piggly Wiggly is the new retail outlet for state textbooks, and Paul Lee, storeowner, now has the schoolbooks on sale.
Feb. 19, 1956 -Virginia Ann Johnson, Patty Jane Montgomery, Joyce Payne, Joe Thompson, and Robert Parker are spending the weekend in Auburn with friends at API.
Feb. 19, 1956 -Hugh F. Penn is constructing a new home at 506 North Cedar Street. He plans to put it on the market for $12,000.
Feb. 20, 1956 -Charles Quinn, API student, returned to Auburn this afternoon after visiting with homefolks over the weekend.
Feb. 21, 1956 -Twelfth grade MCHS students who are currently on the first honor roll are Ruth Gayle Cost, Virginia Ann Fitzgerald, Bobby Hogan, and Sue Templeton.
Feb. 21, 1956 -Master Sgt. William R. McCutcheon, who is stationed in Korea, is expected to return to the states in April.
Feb. 22, 1956 -City Councilman Buddy Rodgers is urging that street signs be erected all over town. Most of his colleagues feel that the project would be too expensive to undertake now, however.