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A look back to Sept. 12-18, 1962

Sept. 12, 1962 – In the AP preseason football poll, Woody Hayes’ Ohio State team is picked to finish the season as number one. Bama under Bear Bryant ranked third, behind Texas.

Sept. 12, 1962 – The Royal Auto Store is currently under construction on West Main across from Piggly Wiggly. Jim Peck and Truman Bridges will manage the business.

Sept. 13, 1962 – The annual Morgan County Dairy Cattle Show was held at the city park today. Vet Dr. Kenneth Swafford coordinated the event in cooperation with the Hartselle Chamber of Commerce, the State Department of Agriculture, and the Alabama Extension Service. Charles Rutledge served as emcee for the show.

Sept. 13, 1962 – MCHS won its second game in the young season tonight as they crushed the Falkville Blue Devils despite a slippery field by a 38-0 score. QB Hamil Aldridge made the first TD when he ran eight yards to paydirt in the initial quarter. Other first quarter TD’s were made by Paul Parker and Roger Curnell. Charles Penn and Mike Simpson both had TD’s in the third period. Tackle Jimmy Yarbrough got the final MCHS points when he sacked a Falkville player in his own end zone. Coach J.P. Cain’s charges are now 2-0 on the season.

Sept. 13, 1962 – Morgan County Training School here is going to get a new vocational building. When the board of education opened bids tonight Universal Construction of Cullman’s was found to be the lowest so it will erect the new facility the cost of about $50,000.

Sept. 14, 1962 – Brenda Crittenden is Falkville High’s head cheerleader this season. Other cheerleaders are Sybil Bailey, Shelba Chaney, Sara Ann McCaig, Lilla June Morris, and Dianne Thomason.

Sept. 14, 1962 – Mike Roberts, a recent Bama grad, is still sharing with friends about the all-expense-paid trip to New Orleans he was given as a graduation gift by his uncle, Huntsville physician Dr. John Lary. Mike is the son of Guy and Elizabeth Roberts of Hartselle.

Sept. 15, 1962 – Mrs. John Horton, Gene Brindley Horton, Mrs. M. G. Vest, Italyne Hardwick, Mrs. Mahlon Hardwick, and Mrs. Grady Long were in Birmingham today for the Alabama Democratic Steering Committee’s kick-off campaign luncheon at the Tutwiler Hotel. Mrs. George (Lurleen) Wallace, wife of the governor-to-be, was also in attendance and was presented with a key to the city of Birmingham.

Sept. 15, 1962 – Betty Lavender, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Claude Lavender, was well enough to go home from the hospital today.

Sept. 16, 1962 – Orval Sparkman, Hartselle Hospital administrator, was honored today by being admitted to the American College of Hospital Administrators. ACHA is a highly prestigious professional group and Mr. Sparkman’s membership in it is a credit both to the hospital he administers and his community of origin. The group is currently holding its annual convention at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Sept. 16, 1962 – Irvin Johnson, 42, of Hartselle was driving near Courtland at midday today when he was involved in an auto accident. Mr. Johnson wasn’t injured but his 1960 Plymouth suffered extensive damage.

Sept. 17, 1962 – Mr. and Mrs. Han Peter Gut of Zurich, Switzerland, are currently visiting the Jack and Pat Stone and Scott and Marguerite Stone homes in Hartselle. Scott and Hans Peter have been friends for years, having met when Scott studied abroad. Hans Peter, recently married, works in the control tower at the Zurich airport.

Sept. 18, 1962 – Wayne Teague was well enough to go home from the hospital today.

Sept. 18, 1962 – Howard Proctor, Morgan County civil defense director, has added to his list of responsibilities the administration of the district emergency service training program. With the escalating Berlin and Cuban crises, this program has become increasingly important.


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