A look back
Aug. 26, 1960-Several Hartselle Republicans traveled to Birmingham today to hear Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the Republican presidential candidate, speak at Linn Park near the business district. A crowd of 20,000 was reported to have heard Mr. Nixon speak.
Aug. 26, 1960-John Davis Sample, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Sample, graduated at summer commencement exercises at Auburn University today.
Aug. 26, 1960-A Hartselle resident employed by the Southern Bell Telephone Co. was killed tonight when his car ran off Hartselle Mountain at a speed estimated at 100 mph.
Aug. 26, 1960-Cecil J. Johnson, a prominent Hartselle men’s clothier, was well enough to go home from Decatur General Hospital today.
Aug. 27, 1960-Mayor John O. Burleson qualified for re-election as mayor this afternoon. (He subsequently withdrew amid allegations that he filed his papers too late. This was despite the fact that state Attorney General McDonald Gallion had ruled the mayor’s tardy qualification did not violate any applicable law.)
Aug. 27, 1960-Ora Russell and Judy Newman are spending the weekend in Montgomery visiting friends and relatives. Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Duncan are currently vacationing at Daytona Beach.
Aug. 28, 1960-The Hartselle municipal swimming pool closed for the season today. The patronage was about average this year.
Aug. 28, 1960-Dr. Fred Sherrill spoke at the morning worship of First Methodist today. He and his family have just returned from language school in Costa Rica.
Aug. 28, 1960-Comer Tankersley’s Sinclair Service Station started closing all day this Sunday and will be closed each Sunday hereafter. This station joins ranks with a few other stations which have elected to observe the Lord’s Day-undoubtedly at a real sacrifice of business.
Aug. 29, 1960—Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Betterton have returned from a visit with their son, Joe Betterton, and family in Albuquerque, N.M.
Aug. 30, 1960-MCHS head football Coach J. P. Cain spoke to the Hartselle Rotary Club today. Club guests included assistant coaches Brub Hamilton and Sonny Moore.
Coach Cain expects a good year, but pointed out that the Tiger schedule features some bigger schools that are stronger and deeper than his team. He has 44 guys on his team roster at present. He was proud to say that none had failed a single subject in school last year.
Aug. 30, 1960-Mrs. Tom Stewart Jr., hosted a tea for Martha Lynn Roberts this afternoon. Mrs. J. E. Stone served as co-hostess and Mrs. Scotty Stone kept the bride’s book.
Aug. 30, 1960—Morgan County teachers held a workshop here today at Pettey Gym. Dr. C. P. Nelson, executive secretary of the AEA, spoke on “Problems Facing Education in 1960-1961.”
Aug. 30, 1960-Dr. Robert Sittason, a local dentist, today received the bronze service recognition award of the Alabama Heart Association for his outstanding leadership of the 1960 Heart Fund in Morgan County.
Aug. 31, 1960-Mr. and Mrs. Gene Crane of Auburn arrived today to stay through Monday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hoffhaus and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Crane in Decatur.
Aug. 31, 1960-Bob Orr left today for New York City where he will spend several days before going to Ithaca, N.Y., to enter Cornell University.
Aug. 31, 1960-Today was the last Wednesday afternoon of the summer season during which most downtown Hartselle merchants were closed.
Free Wednesday afternoon parking ended simultaneously.
Sept. 1, 1960-Hartselle shoppers in Birmingham have a new venue to explore.
A mall, which its developers call one of the world’s largest shopping centers under one roof, has opened in the Eastwood section of the city.