A look back
Sept. 9, 1960—Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Eidson, who recently moved into a new home on Frost Street, were complimented with a housewarming tonight by a group of friends.
Sept. 9, 1960-MCHS football season tickets are now sold out. Robert Street, who handled the sale out of his Nu-Way Cleaners business, says that 60 more seats were sold this year than last.
Sept. 10, 1960-C. L. Orr, J. K. Haynes, Luther Roberts, and Phil Wasson are currently participating in the North Alabama Conference of the Methodist church in progress on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.
Sept. 10, 1960—Mr. and Mrs. Hugh F. Penn are attending the state Kiwanis convention in Montgomery.
Sept. 10, 1960—Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Roberts are spending a short vacation in the Smoky Mountains.
Sept. 10, 1960—Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Ed Roberts are spending the weekend here with homefolks. Tommy Ed is attending Jacksonville State College where he has a football scholarship.
Sept. 11, 1960-Mike Cost, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cost, is a currently a patient at University Hospital in Birmingham.
Sept. 11, 1960-Mrs. J. E. (Mary Paul) Freeman, Jr., is currently visiting her mother, Mrs. P. W. Barclift, in Hartselle.
Sept. 12, 1960-The Morgan County Board of Revenue adopted the budget for the upcoming fiscal year at its meeting this morning. The main consequence of this action was deleting all money previously allocated to the Wheeler Basin Regional Library. This means the library will apparently close on October 1.
Sept. 13, 1960-A PTA-sponsored mass political meeting was held at Pettey Gym on the MCHS campus tonight. The four candidates for mayor and 14 council aspirants were invited to participate in the forum. Three of the mayoral candidates showed up (Grady Long, Orville Tanner, and Robert Street) and 11 who are running for council positions. About 150 people were in the audience.
Sept. 13, 1960-Dr. Fred Sherrill spoke to the Kiwanis Club tonight. After his talk he and his family were honored with a resolution commending them for their dedication to become medical missionaries.
Dr. Sherrill warned of the enormous dangers of Communism and its threat to the free world. “Basically,” he said, “the problem is a battle between Communism and Christianity, and Christianity is running a poor second in the race.”
Sept. 14, 1960-Jerry Putman, who spent the last six months in the Army, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has been honorably discharged. He immediately went to Baltimore, Md., to be with his mother, Mrs. U. H. Putman, and brother, Tommy, who underwent surgery six weeks ago at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Tommy is showing steady improvement and is being allowed to sit up as much as 15 minutes at a time.
Sept. 15, 1960-Mabel Freeman is making a successful recovery following recent surgery at Hartselle Hospital.
Sept. 15, 1960-Dr. James S. Martin, optometrist, was able to be back in his office today after a week’s absence while suffering an attack of pneumonia.
Sept. 15, 1960-Mrs. W. H. Block and daughter, Lee, are spending this week in Memphis with relatives.
Sept. 15, 1960-Fowler Rexall Drugs is holding its grand opening today and tomorrow. The new building, doubled in size from its former quarters, is considered one of the modest modern in Morgan County and as a drug store takes a back seat to none in the whole state. This is the site of the oldest brick building in Hartselle. The building, including that which houses Bentley’s Barber & Beauty Shop, was erected in 1909 on a site occupied by a mule barn, the corner’s first structure. Two hundred orchids are being given to ladies. There are four registered pharmacists-Fowler, Mrs. Marie N. Fowler, Noojin Walker, and L. N. Whitman.