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Looking back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
April 7, 1955 -Coach Tony Daniel is reasonably pleased with the way his MCHS baseball team is playing at present. Scottie Grammer, Ike Groover, Charles Lambert, and Allen Stephenson are all team leaders.
April 8, 1955 -Lloyd Logan's realty business is picking up with the advent of warmer weather and families planning to relocate after the end of the current school term.
April 9, 1955 -Most Hartselle TV sets were tuned in to the nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site this morning.
April 10, 1955 -Hartselle parents of elementary age schoolchildren are lamenting the fact that long-time fourth grade teacher Emily Alexander is retiring at the end of the current school year.
April 10, 1955 -S. E. "Happy" Gibson, popular local rural mail carrier and mayor of Hartselle back in the twenties, is contemplating retirement in the not too distant future.
April 11, 1955 -Hartselle jeweler Troy L. Nunn is doing a lot of traveling around the state in his capacity as the second highest-ranking Mason in Alabama. Mr. Nunn will become grand master later this year.
April 11, 1955 – Mrs. Albert Clemons, one of the most active of home demonstration club members in this area, has definitely enhanced her skills in the group. Recently she has made three aluminum trays and 10 wooden ones, six hooked rugs, and a trash can. Mrs. Clemons also caned a living room chair.
April 12, 1955 -For many years March of Dimes drives have been conducted here and across the nation. Today a big victory against the dreaded polio was announced. The new Salk vaccine is both safe and effective. (A little over a week later 250 Hartselle elementary school children received the new protection against polio.)
April 13, 1955 -While Hartselle has indeed had a lot of rain lately, it has at least been spared the inundation inflicted on the small community of Axis in south Alabama. That town had more than 20 inches the past 24 hours-a state record. District Three Road Commissioner Clyde Maples reports that roadwork here has been next to impossible recently due to incessant rains.