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A look back to Nov. 14-20, 1962

Published 12:19am Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nov. 14, 1962 – Jean and Roland King have returned from Miami where Dr. King participated in the annual convention of the American Dental Association.

Nov. 14, 1962 – Alabama is the number one college football team in the country according to the current AP poll. Southern Cal ranks a close second.

Nov. 14, 1962 – Huntsville police asked their Hartselle counterparts today to be on the lookout for a 1954 pink Ford that had been stolen in the Rocket City.

Nov. 15, 1962 – Today is the deadline for purchasing 1963 automobile tags. The line in the courthouse hallway was very long all day. There are about 25,000 vehicles in Morgan County that will require new tags. Tardy tag buyers pay a $1.50 late fee on passenger cars and 15 percent of the tag price for trucks. Beginning with these new license plates only a rear tag is being used. Hartselle Civitan members are selling a community promotion tag that local motorists may wish to put on the front of their vehicles.

Nov. 15, 1962 – Morgan County cotton farmers received bad news today. Bureaucrats in Washington are going to cut this county’s acreage allotment by in excess of 10 percent over this year’s allotment of 30,436 acres.

Nov. 15, 1962 – The Morgan County bookmobile did a booming business when it paid a visit to MCTS today. The school has a lot of students with a serious interest in reading good books.

Nov. 15, 1962 – Transportation taxes that were adopted by Congress in the World War II era expire at midnight. This will knock about a quarter off a Greyhound bus ticket from Hartselle to Birmingham. In-stead of $2.50, it will be $2.25.

Nov. 16, 1962 – The ongoing revival at First Methodist has been prolonged for two more days because of the positive effect the preaching the visiting evangelist, Rev. Frederico Pagura of Rosario, Argentina, is having. Rev. Pagura’s time in Hartselle is part of a reverse missions program which is bringing Christians from foreign countries to communities throughout the States.

Nov. 17, 1962 – An electrical shortage caused a small amount of damage at Deer Springs early this morning.

Nov. 17, 1962 – Both Tide and Tiger fans were sad in Hartselle tonight. Tech caused Bama to lose for the first time in the last 27 outings when it upset the Tide by a 7-6 score in a game played in Atlanta. On the Plains, the visiting Georgia Bulldogs upset Auburn 30-21. Among prominent Hartsellians in Atlanta for the Bama game were J. P. Cain, Billy Don Mitchell, and Bob Sittason.

Nov. 18, 1962 – Hartselle school students will take part in a practice dismissal tomorrow to simulate what they would be expected to do should a nuclear attack or other disaster occur. The recommendations made at school are in line with guidelines of the Morgan County Civil Defense agency and Hartselle police.

Nov. 19, 1962 – The Kayo service station at Flint was robbed again tonight. This time a man with a stocking over his face took a little over $200 from the service station attendant, 17-year-old Junior Nelson who was tied up with his belt in back of the station.

Nov. 20, 1962 – The public-spirited Hartselle Jaycees have taken on the project of putting numbers on the new homes constructed during this city’s current building boom.

Nov. 20, 1962 – Members of the newly appointed board which will govern Pryor field were sworn in today. Skilled Hartselle pilot Dr. Roland King is a member of the new board. County governing body chairman Guy Roberts will serve as secretary of the board.

Nov. 20, 1962 – MCHS opened its 1962-1963 basketball season tonight with a 37-34 win over Falkville. The junior game was a lopsided 50-18 win for the Tigers. Doug Turney led MCHS scorers in the senior contest with nine points.

Nov. 20, 1962 – Quail hunting season began in Alabama today. It continues through February 10. There is a daily limit of 10.


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