A look back
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
July 26, 1957-Leatha Jane Summerford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Summerford, Falkville 2, spent last weekend with the Vernon Sharp family in Somerville.
July 27, 1957-The Morgan County Farm Bureau met here today in their annual get-together. About 300 members were in attendance for this event.
July 27, 1957-Hartselle residents were baffled by a loud blast late this morning. Some thought a jet plane had crashed while others speculated that a missile test was going on at Redstone. Actually, the cause of the tremor was blasting going on in a rock quarry at Whitesburg, near Huntsville.
July 27, 1957-Mrs. Y. A. McCall, Mary Frances McCall, Mrs. A. E. Barnes, and Doris Roberts are now back at home following a vacation trip to Panama City.
July 28, 1957-The Presbyterian church is being revived here in Hartselle after a long absence. At a meeting tonight at the old Baptist church building the following men were elected to serve as elders: Dr. W. C. Duncan, Dr. T. M. Guyton, Dr. J. D. Chandler, and G. B. White.
July 29, 1957-The district operations manager of the U.S. Post Office Department spoke to the Kiwanis Club. He said that the proposed increase from three to four cents to send a letter was needed because of the rising cost of delivering the mail. The three-cent stamp has been in effect since 1932.
July 30, 1957-Dissatisfied Hartselle residents whose streets have recently been paved or repaved appeared before the Hartselle City Council again tonight. Mayor John Burleson said most of the complaints related to shoddy workmanship came from people who live on Speegle, Corsbie, Pine, College, Chestnut, Hammitt, and Morrow streets.
July 31, 1957-A prominent Hartselle woman, Mrs. Lucille (Bill) Lindsey has been elected to another term as president of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Decatur. Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey have two sons, Billy and Ted. She is employed as deputy to County Tax Collector Price M. Bryant.
August 1, 1957-Hot weather combined with occasional periods of rainfall to keep ground moisture in ample supply augur well for a bumper cotton crop in Alabama as far as the 1957 season is concerned.