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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Sept. 28, 1956
Sept. 29, 1956 —A sellout of 44,000 seats is assured for this afternoon’s Tennessee-Auburn football game in Birmingham. Many Hartselle War Eagle fans are making the trip to the Magic City for this big gridiron contest. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Peck and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Speake are included in this number.
Sept. 30, 1956 —Many conscientious Hartselle residents will be traveling to Decatur tomorrow morning to get their 1957 car tags that will go on sale at 8 a.m. The first purchaser will have tag number 52-101.
Oct. 1, 1956 —Morgan County Young Democrats are gearing up for the last full month of campaigning in behalf of the national party ticket. The main leaders in the group working to elect Stevenson and Kefauver are Albert Brewer, Guy Roberts, and Quentin Hightower.
Oct. 2, 1956 —A group of 29 MCHS seniors, Miss Lizzie Reed Penn, and Mrs. Dewey Channell attended the Alabama State Fair in Birmingham today. This trip is an annual event sponsored statewide by Associated Industries of Alabama and locally by Wolverine.
Back in school, the seniors are writing essays entitled “What Industry Means to Alabama,” based on the exhibits they saw at the fair.
Oct. 2, 1956 —The Hartselle city governing body, including five new aldermen and a re-elected mayor, took their oaths of office tonight. Beginning four-year terms are Mayor John Burleson and Councilmen Ollie Camp, Lloyd Logan, T. M. McCutcheon, Orville Tanner, and C. L. Orr.
Oct. 3, 1956 —For the first time in its 53-year history, Ford Motor Company is producing two sizes of Ford cars in the 1957 models unveiled today. G. G. “Nick” Nicholson, local dealer, says the new Fords “represent the biggest change in the modern history of the Ford car.”
Oct. 4, 1956 —Pope’s Beauty Shop opened for business today on West Main in the redecorated space formerly occupied by the West End Caf/. It is next door to Pope’s barbershop and is being managed by Mrs. Louise Pope. The shop will feature heat-type waves as well as the more common cold waves.