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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back to June 13-19, 1962

June 13, 1962 – Lewis H. West was sworn in today as judge of the Morgan County Court. Judge West was named by Governor John Patterson to fill a vacancy in this position.

June 13, 1962 – Janette Downie of Glasgow, Scotland has now concluded her visit with a Massey resident, Faye Tanner Blair, with whom she had become a pen pal at the close of World War II. When she first arrived other Massey residents joined Faye to welcome her friend from overseas and formed a motorcade for the drive to Morgan County.

June 13, 1962 – John David Puckett made the second honor roll at Florence State College during the recently complete spring semester. No seniors made the Falkville High first honor roll during the recently completed spring semester. Sharon Dexter, Roger Henson, and Janice McCoy did make the second honor roll, however.

June 14, 1962 – Mrs. W. D. (Louise) Lindsey attended the meeting of the Morgan County Women Democrats in Decatur tonight. Mrs. Lindsey has been one of the most active members of this group for a long time.

June 14, 1962 – The DJIA stood at 571.53 at noon today. This represented the third big market loss this week.

June 14, 1962 – Mrs. S. J. Evans, 78, passed away early this morning. Besides the widower, local survivors include a son, W. H. Evans, and a brother, E. E. Evans.

June 14, 1962 – Leldon Lawrence, who has previously been conducting his TV repair business from inside Stephenson and then Skidmore Hardware, has now established an independent location on Highway 36, one mile east of the Hartselle city limits.

June 15, 1962 – -Morgan County now has approximately 19,000 eligible voters. (Presently the county has close to 85,000 potential voters.)

June 15, 1962 – Planning is currently under way for an appearance by Evangelist Billy Graham at the Redstone Arsenal Airstrip in late summer. Enquirer publisher Jack Hoffhaus, a prominent Methodist layman, is coordinating Hartselle preparations.

June 15, 1962 – Onnie Penn is currently a patient at Block-Chandler Hospital. Physicians at BCH are currently running tests to determine how to get Mr. Penn back to his much-wanted health.

June 16, 1962 – Mr. and Mrs. Bunyan Roan are the proud parents of a new baby daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Malcolmb Meals, Danville 3, are welcoming a new baby girl also, she having been born today at Hartselle Hospital.

June 16, 1962 – A Chevy convertible belonging to Bill Slate was stolen from his Hammitt Street home late tonight. (The abandoned vehicle was discovered in the Holly Pond community of Cullman County a couple of days later.)

June 17, 1962 – The district in which the Hartselle Methodist Church is located has a new superintendent. Rev. C. H. Winefordner of Tuscumbia is replacing Rev. Charles O. Moore. S. Edward Paulk has been returned as pastor of Hartselle First Methodist for another year. W. G. Rhodes will minister at West End Methodist. Odie Gregg will pastor at Salem. Rev. Paulk will also serve as conference missionary secretary.

June 17, 1962 – Gum Spring Baptist had Rev. Bill Hampton, pastor of the West Hartselle church, as its guest speaker today.

June 18, 1962 – When employees at Nicholson Ford on South Sparkman came to work this morning they found that the business had been robbed sometime during the weekend. About $250 was stolen from an office vault. Police Chief William Kyker believes that the thief had the combination in his possession.

June 19, 1962 – Having completed the spring semester at Bama, Sally Powell is spending the summer in Falkville with home folks.

June 19, 1962 – Other Falkvillians, the W. H. Partlow family, are currently enjoying a three-week vacation in Florida.