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A Look Back – July 14-20, 1961

July 14, 1961—James E. Sharpley, a student at MCTS, is now attending state 4-H camp at Tuskegee Institute.

July 14, 1961—Hartselle’s Catherine Anne Dunaway has been serving as president of the senior class for the summer term at Jacksonville State College. She will graduate later this month. Another Hartsellian, David Townsend, has also been enrolled this summer at Jax State.

July 14, 1961—A Morgan County grand jury investigating conditions at the jail has found them to be “unsatisfactory.” Mattress covers used were filthy. Soft drink cans served as drinking cups because no others were available.

July 14, 1961—Frank Stewart has quit as state superintendent of education to assume the presidency of Troy State College. Gov. John Patterson has appointed Bing Lecroy, the Chilton County superintendent, to succeed him.

July 14, 1961—Residents of the Tanner Heights subdivision are requesting that their area be properly zoned. Business encroachment is depressing property values.

July 14, 1961—Three large-capacity stills have been located and destroyed by sheriff’s deputies and ATF agents near Danville.

July 14, 1961—Hartselle Postmaster Hugh Penn has been named to the board of supervisors of the newly formed Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union.

July 14, 1961—A 19-year-old Hartselle youth, Wayne Eddy, is currently in Hartselle Hospital as a result of being in a motorcycle accident yesterday. Wayne suffered a brain concussion and other serious injuries.

July 15, 1961—Hartselle evangelist Rev. Junior Hill concluded a successful revival tonight at 16th Avenue Baptist Church in Decatur.

July 16, 1961—Hartselle Mayor Grady Long has been installed for a second term as president of the Hartselle Civitan Club. Edward Summers will be vice-president; Harry Houston, secretary; and John Bean, treasurer. Members of the board of directors will include L. L. Cain, J. P. Dunaway, Windsor Glasscock, William McCombe, and Fred Parker.

July 16, 1961—Dr. Willis H. Carrier has joined Drs. W. H. Block and John D. Chandler at Block-Chandler Hospital here. He is will focus his practice on surgery and orthopedics.

July 16, 1941—A Hartselle man who was unexplainably sitting on Decatur railroad tracks this afternoon was struck by a Southern Railway passenger train traveling at a slow speed. The man is currently in Decatur General and reported to be in good physical, if not mental, condition. He was knocked about 30 feet by the train. His female companion ran away and was not injured.

July 16, 1961—Hartselle C&S defeated the Caddo baseball team 5-3 this afternoon. Turney was the winning pitcher for Hartselle. White had a hot bat, blasting two powerful, RBI-producing singles.

July 17, 1961—The DJIA now stands at 684.12. Stocks have been sluggish recently.

July 18, 1961—Hartselle Hospital sadly reported the death early this morning of a four-year-old Valhermoso Springs youngster who was accidentally shot by his eight-year-old sister with a .22 rifle while they were playing a game of cowboys and Indians.

July 19, 1961—Homer Shoemaker, Falkville 1, was well enough to go home from Baugh-Wiley-Smith Hospital in Decatur today.

July 20, 1961—A traffic accident occurred in downtown Hartselle today. A truck was stopped on Main Street to unload goods. When a vehicle driven by Roy Glass behind it began to back up so he could get around, he ran into a car being driven by Edward Austin.

July 20, 1961—George Wallace, the former circuit judge who was defeated for governor by John Patterson four years ago, was visiting in this area today. He told everybody he talked to that he was definitely running for governor again.

July 20, 1961–Morgan County Women Democrats met at Hartselle City Hall tonight. Jesse King spoke on the subject, “Action Course in Practical Politics.”

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