A look back
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
March 15, 1957-”It’s Great to be Crazy”-at least the members of the Danville High School junior class think so. This was the title of the play they presented in the gym tonight.
March 16, 1957-The MCHS seniors sponsored a bake sale today at the old city hall for the purpose of raising money for their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.
March 17, 1957-The annual all-day singing at McKendree today was a big success. In addition to the class singing, specials were performed by the Jolly Five Quartet and the O. A. Parris family. Arthur Lee has chaired this event for many years.
March 17, 1957-Rev. John Havener, the pastor, used the topic “My Master’s Cross and Mine” at Piney Grove Christian Church this morning.
March 18, 1957-There was a shocking discovery at the Hartselle sewerage disposal system this afternoon-the body of a white female baby floating against a disposal screen. Lewis C. (Pinky) Brown, the Morgan County coroner, surmises that the baby, presumably born four months before normal delivery, had initially been tossed into a sewerage manhole.
March 18, 1957-The Hartselle Tigers started baseball practice here today before beginning a nine-game schedule in April. Unfortunately, last year’s graduations have taken their toll on the Tigers.
Pitcher Scotty Grammar, an ace moundsman, is now in college.
Others absent include shortstop Charles Lambert, first basemen Allen Stephenson, and utility man Ike Groover. First string players back include Norris Turney, Kenneth Conner, Billy Lindsey, Brownie Dean, Rassie Wallace and Bobby Hargett.
March 18, 1957-State officials were here this morning looking over potential sites for a new elementary school. (The location ultimately chosen became Crestline Elementary.)
March 19, 1957-The MCHS football squad began spring training today.
March 20, 1957-Eight children riding a bus to MCS were injured this morning when the vehicle rammed into the rear end of a large tractor-trailer truck. The driver of the bus was a 16-year-old student at the Hartselle school who said his brakes failed him.
March 21, 1957-Elia Kazan’s production of Tennessee Williams’ boldest story, “Baby Doll,” premiered locally tonight at the Strand Theatre.