A look back to Dec. 29, ‘61-Jan. 3, ‘62
Dec. 29, 1961 – Bob Ingram, a leading capital city reporter, says the state of Alabama is now in a financial bind unlike any it has experienced in its recent history.
Dec. 29, 1961 – Hartselle police had to arrest more shoplifters than usual during the recently concluded Christmas season. As always, most of the people they apprehended were accused of alcohol-related violations.
Dec. 29, 1962 – An AP news story from a medical conference in Miami reported on a study that said men who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day were three times more likely to die of coronary heart disease than men who didn’t use tobacco.
Dec. 30, 1961 – Mr. and Mrs. Garland Nuby, Hartselle 1, are the proud parents of a new baby boy.
Dec. 30, 1961 – Morgan County Sheriff Knox McRae has organized a mounted posse to ride in parades and on other special occasions. The horses are being kept at Flint Ridge Stables.
Dec. 30, 1961 – Cherokee Street NE has been renamed Georgia Street NE. Jefferson Street changed to Oak Lane SE and Brewer Street to Linden Street SW. These changes have been incorporated into the new Hartselle map.
Dec. 31, 1961 – The DJIA stands at 731.14 as the old year ends.
Dec. 31, 1961 – Tommy Guyton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Guyton, has been tapped for membership in the prestigious Order of the Gownsman at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.
Jan. 1, 1962 – Many Hartselle residents spent today watching the football bowl games on TV. The one that had the biggest audience was Bama’s 10-3 win over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. The Tide’s only TD came in the opening period when QB Pat Trammell ran the ball over from the 12, successfully climaxing a 79-yard scoring drive.
Non-football fans were thankful that tonight they could resume viewing their favorite series, especially the Danny Thomas and Andy Griffith shows on Channel 13.
Jan. 1, 1962 – This New Year’s day is the last one on which you can pay your property taxes without penalty, reminds Morgan County Tax Collector Price Bryant.
Jan. 1, 1962 – Mrs. Helen Howell, one of Hartselle’s most gracious ladies, celebrated her New Year’s birthday with family and friends today.
Jan. 2, 1962 – MCHS, Hartselle Elementary, and Crestline students returned to class today following their Christmas holiday vacations.
Jan. 2, 1962 – Hartselle city electric department employees are now removing the Christmas lights that decorated downtown streets so beautifully during the just concluded Christmas season.
Jan. 2, 1962 – Charles Quinn presided for the first time tonight as the new president of the Hartselle Kiwanis Club. Other officers are Bill Evans, vice president; Robert Peck, secretary; and Richard DeKalb, treasurer.
Jan. 2, 1961 – People who have been tampering with the mailboxes at Hartselle residences are being warned by postal inspectors that conviction for doing this carries a stiff fine plus a prison sentence.
Jan. 3, 1962 – Most Hartselle residents have by now received their 1961 form 1040s in the mail. As usual, federal income taxes must be paid by mid-April (April 16). Taxpayers have an extra day to work on their taxes this year, however, because April 15 comes on Sunday.
Jan. 3, 1962 – Even though the holidays are over with, some people still haven’t sent in their donations for the Christmas seals they used on their cards. John D. Sherrill, who was chairman of the anti-TB campaign, urges that this be done today.
Jan. 3, 1962 – Mr. and Mrs. Shorty Long enjoyed visits from their son and daughter and their families during the holidays. Both the Jimmy Long and Don Stephenson families now live in Birmingham.
Jan. 3, 1962 – More Hartselle stores are starting to offer S&H green stamps with consumer purchases.
Jan. 3, 1962 – Little Gary Wayne Evans is now recovering at home after recently being hospitalized.
Jan. 3, 1961 – Morgan County Probate Judge T. C. Almon is part of the current effort to organize a state probate judges’ association.