A look back
Oct. 14, 1960-Tonight’s MCHS homecoming football game with Arab was preceded by a 1:30 p.m. parade on Main Street highlighted by the float of Queen Dana Ward. Ralph Cash and Tommy McDaniel were the game co-captains.
The Tigers’ 7-0 victory was followed by a dance at the new armory on Vaughan Bridge Road.
MCHS’s touchdown came on a Jimmy Plemons to Jimmy Speegle pass. More than 3,000 fans watched the game.
Oct. 15, 1960-Cline Thompson, 59, of 140 Bethel Road died this afternoon at 2:30 immediately following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be on Monday at the First Methodist Church with the Revs. S. E. Paulk and Warren C. Hamby officiating. Mr. Thompson was born in Morgan County on Oct. 21, 1900.
Oct. 15, 1960-There was a public firing of Army missiles today at the Army Rocket and Guided Missile facility in Huntsville where many Hartselle residents are employed. This is the first “open house” the agency has held.
Oct. 15, 1960-Guy Holloway opened a new store today on the site where his old store burned to the ground a couple of months ago on West Main Street. It is affiliated with Phillips 66.
Oct. 15, 1960—Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Stoner and children are spending the weekend in Sylacauga with the former’s parents. Today Nancy and Dick attended the Auburn-Georgia football game in Birmingham.
Oct. 15, 1960-Ernest Bennett suffered a broken ankle today and has had to be admitted to Hartselle Hospital.
Oct. 15, 1960-Squirrel season kicked off today for North Alabama.
Oct. 16, 1960-Rev. John Ingouf announced his resignation from the pulpit of the West Hartselle Baptist Church today. He and Mrs. Ingouf plan to serve as missionaries in Indonesia.
Oct. 16, 1960-Dr. Fred Sherrill spoke at the morning worship service of the Falkville Methodist Church today.
Oct. 17, 1960-Today is the last day those wishing to participate in next month’s presidential election may register to vote. This must be done at the courthouse in Decatur.
Oct. 18, 1960-Patti Sherrill, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Sherrill, celebrated her seventh birthday today at a party at the home of Mrs. C. I. Lee. Guests included Signa Paulk, Nancy Stephenson, Deborah and Jessica Williams, Betty Wear Martin, Lou Ann Logan, Debbie Morris and Dorri Sherrill.
Oct. 19, 1960-Sometime late last night or early this morning vandals smashed the windows at Mrs. C. T. Harp’s dry cleaning establishment on East Main. The building, owned by Perry Orr of Decatur, was not entered.
Oct. 19, 1960-Dean Jones, a rising young movie and TV actor with strong Hartselle and Morgan County ties, appeared on the TV program “The Aquanauts” tonight.
Oct. 20, 1960-Mrs. M. G. Vest returned today from Europe where she spent the last three months with her daughter, Mrs. Ben Scarbrough, Maj. Scarbrough, and children who are stationed in Italy.
Oct. 20, 1960-Twenty-four men have been arrested in a clampdown on public drinking in Hartselle.
Nineteen were fined $18 each for public drunkenness while the remaining five cases will be heard in mayor’s court next week.
Oct. 20, 1960-Mrs. L. H. Houston has been elected Morgan County chairman for the Stephens chapter of DAR.
Oct. 20, 1960-The United Fund effort in Hartselle is still falling short of its goal. The target was $6,000, but only $2,868.61 has been raised thus far.
Countywide, the goal was $154,000; however, only $115,000 has been pledged up to this point.