A look back to July 18-24, 1962
July 18, 1962 – Morgan County Probate Judge Cliff Almon has not been feeling well lately and has been admitted to the hospital for tests.
July 18, 1962 – Virenda and James Harold Sharpley and Jack Orr, both outstanding students at Morgan County Training School, are currently attending the annual 4-H conference at Tuskegee Institute.
July 19, 1962 – The U.S.S. Ticonderoga is the vessel on which John Cordar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Cordar, Falkville 1, is now serving as a proud member of the U.S. Navy.
July 19, 1962 – Mrs. Buford Bentley who operates a beauty shop adjacent to her husband’s barbershop on Main Street is currently quite ill and may have to be hospitalized.
July 19, 1962 – David Glover, Hartselle 3, is recovering from minor injuries sustained in an auto accident in Decatur. David’s car hit the rear of a Trinity vehicle when the latter stopped for a red light and his brakes didn’t function properly.
July 20, 1962 – A going out of business sale began today at the Jo Lynn Shop on Main Street. All ladies apparel has been drastically reduced, including coats, suits, dresses, lingerie, foundations, and accessories.
July 20, 1962 – Sherman Powell of Falkville, a north Alabama advisor for Gov.-elect George Wallace, along with other area leaders met with Wallace who flew in today to discuss the recruitment of new industries for Morgan and Limestone counties.
July 21, 1962 – According to an AP report, a half-million gallons of beer are shipped every year into legally dry counties like Morgan.
July 21, 1962 – A Hartselle man who uses the alias “Slick Brown” has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for transporting illegal liquor.
July 22, 1962 – Hartselle teen Jimmy Johnson suffered a fractured arm and leg as well as serious facial abrasions today in an auto accident on Jones Lake Road in the southwestern part of Decatur.
July 22, 1962 – The Parker and Jeffreys families held a reunion today at the Curtis Parker home, located west of Hartselle on Rock Springs Road.
July 22, 1962 – Mike Sparkman is currently vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountains.
July 23, 1962 – Two Morgan County chiropractors are in severe personal conflict and one has taken the other to court. The complainant says that his colleague threatened and cursed him and called him a vile name. Judge Newton B. Powell is in charge of sorting out the facts of the case.
July 24, 1962 – Funeral services were held today for Frank B. Smith, 47, who passed away Sunday. His widow, Estelle; two sons, Charles and John; his mother, Mrs. Frank T. Smith; his sister, Mrs. Lucille Palmer; his brother, W. R. Smith; and other relatives survive Mr. Smith. Pallbearers were Leon Orr, James Stephenson, Billy Don Mitchell, Leeman Gibson, Lloyd Jones, and Howard Fowler. Honorary pallbearers included Dr. W. C. Duncan, Bruce Adams, J. M. Lindsey, Ollie Camp, Jack Stone, B. G. Hall, Jack Betterton, Grady Long, and Hugh Penn.
July 24, 1962 – Official judging of the Maid of Cotton took places at the Holiday Inn tonight. Results will be announced later.
July 24, 1962 – S. J. Evans, 84, passed away at Hartselle Hospital tonight. Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at 3 at Peck Funeral chapel with the Revs. C. R. Lundy and W. P. Maxwell officiating. Survivors include two sons, W. H. and Jack Evans; one grandson; one great granddaughter; and other relatives. Mr. Evans had been a contractor in Hartselle for half a century. Pallbearers will be Lewis Sims, Raymond Pierce, Ralph Fitzgerald, O. P. Sivley, Carl Pattillo, Preuitt Hodges, and Franklin Stewart.