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A look back to Sept. 5-11, 1962

Sept. 5, 1962 – Senior Hamil Aldridge is serving as president of the student council at MCHS for the 1962-63 school year. Paul Parker is the vice-president and Carol Jane Hutson, secretary. Both Aldridge and Parker are also football stars as well.

Sept. 5, 1962 – At an MCHS meeting, the Morgan County FHA decided that its project this year would be helping the deaf and blind at the Talladega institution where they are being trained to live productive lives despite being severely handicapped.

Sept. 6, 1962 – Hartselle women Democrats joined their Decatur fellow partisans tonight at the home of Judge Newton B. Powell. The occasion was the meeting of the Morgan County Women’s Democratic Club at which the guest speaker was district Congressman Bob Jones.

Sept. 6, 1962 – The LeFevre Trio and the Johnson Sisters were the featured artists in a gospel concert tonight at Pettey Gym sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

Sept. 6, 1962 – Mr. and Mrs. Truman Bridges, Hartselle 2, are parents of a brand new baby boy who made his entrance into the world today.

Sept. 7, 1962 – John McCutcheon, 68, a former Morgan County sheriff and commissioner, passed away this afternoon following a long illness. Funeral services will be Sunday afternoon with Wallace Meadows, Sim Howell, Aaron Garrison, Herman Harrison, James Bloodworth, and Harold Abercrombie serving as pallbearers.

Sept. 7, 1962 – When the first week of classes for the fall term ended this afternoon, Hartselle’s three schools had enrolled a total of 1,839 students. This new record represents 9 percent growth since last Sept.. MCHS has 827 students; Hartselle Elementary, 621; and Crestline Elementary, 391.

Sept. 7, 1962 – It was one set of Tigers against another tonight, with the MCHS Tigers being victorious over the Rogersville Tigers by a convincing 30-6 score. Offensive standouts for MCHS were QB Charles Penn, end Frank McDaniel, and halfbacks Tommy Hobbie, Hamil Aldridge, and Tommy Hammond.

Sept. 8, 1962 – Mrs. John T. Kyle, Jr., passed away at Hartselle Hospital early this morning. Her funeral service will be Monday at First Methodist with the pastor, the Rev. S. Edward Paulk, officiating. In addition to the widower, Mrs. Kyle is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Norma Ann Drinkard, Falkville 1.

Sept. 9, 1962 – Billy Petty, Falkville 1, was temporarily stuck in Sand Cave in Moats Hollow this afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies were called out but by the time they had arrived Billy had been able to climb a rope and escape. The cave is located off 6 Mile Creek Road near Peck Hollow Road.

Sept. 9, 1962 – The latest deadly craze among a segment of American youth is glue-sniffing. The deaths of four teens in Los Angeles in the past year has been closely linked to this extremely dangerous practice.

Sept. 10, 1962 – A representative of the Seiscor Voting Machine Co. met with members of the Morgan County governing board this morning to demonstrate his company’s product and try to convince them to switch the county from old-fashioned paper ballots to modern voting machines.

Sept. 10, 1962 – Gov.-nominate George Wallace visited the campus of the Tennessee Valley Technical School today. Wallace sponsored the legislation that led to the creation of the school. Now it is proposed to turn it into a junior college at an estimated cost of $500,000.

Sept. 10, 1962 – The Morgan County Republican Club held its monthly meeting at the Decatur headquarters tonight. A film on the dangers of communism was shown.

Sept. 11, 1962 – A few Hartselle employees were able to see President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson when they plus other dignitaries paid a visit to the MSFC in Huntsville today. Kennedy flew from Andrews Air Force Base to Huntsville, the first of several inspection visits scheduled for the day.



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