A look back
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
May 25, 1956 -Eighty sixth-graders (41 boys, 39 girls) were awarded certificates of elementary school graduation by Professor F. E. Burleson this morning. Suzanne Drinkard is the class president.
May 25, 1956 -Foodstuffs for free distribution were made available in Hartselle today for the needy people of Morgan County.
May 26, 1956 -Brownie Dean, Raybon Roberson, Jerry Putman, and Marion McAbee pruned and sprayed fruit trees and other shrubs on the MCHS campus recently. Charles Rowe supervised the project.
May 26, 1956 -Bobby Ray Hicks, sophomore UA student, will serve as business manager for the Corolla, the Capstone yearbook, during the 1956-57 school year.
May 26, 1956 -Rhona Howell and Virginia Roberts of Hartselle, freshmen at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, have been awarded medals as winners of the women's doubles tennis tournament at the school. Rhona will also serve as student adviser to the freshmen during the coming academic year.
May 27, 1956 -Apparently organized softball as a summer night pastime at Recreation Park is a dead dodo.
Very little interest has been demonstrated on the part of potential team sponsors or players.
However, the swimming season opened today at Recreation Park here to an enthusiastic line of swimmers. Coach Tony Daniel will again manage the pool.
May 28, 1956 -Hank Farris, new Strand Theatre manager, is planning some real wild west doings around the time the Strand changes over to the Rodeo Theatre.
May 29, 1956 -The film version of Hartselle author William Bradford Huie's "Revolt of Mamie Stover" is doing big business throughout the country and, in fact, is being held over at most cinemas.
May 30, 1956 -William H. (Billy) Evans was recently honored with the outstanding cadet MS 1 ribbon in the Signal Corps for the 1955-56 academic year at API.
May 31, 1956 -Hartselle Cub Scouts are currently holding their monthly pack meetings at the Joe Roberts farm.
May 31, 1956 -June 20 has been set as the date on which Hartselle's pride, its modern $120,000 municipal building, will be dedicated.