|1909 Cadillac touring car.|
46 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 11, 1969
“Record judgment is assessed by jurors: Only two cases were tried in the Fall Term of Circuit Court, Civil Division which began here Monday morning with Circuit Judge Robert E.L. Key presiding, but in one of them the jury handed down the largest judgement in county history. A full docket is set through Friday, according to Circuit Clerk Leon A. Salter.
“The case of Mrs. Eloise Traweek of Flomaton vs. Southern Bell Telephone Co. went to trial Monday and the verdict was returned Tuesday. The jury found for Mrs. Traweek and set damages at $45,000, a record high for Conecuh.
“The suit arose out of injuries Mrs. Traweek suffered in a fall when she tripped over a Southern Bell wire. She was represented by Tipler, Fuller & Melton with attorneys Frank Tipler Jr. and Wm. D. Melton appearing in court. The defendants were represented by attorneys Oliver Brantley of Troy and Edwin C. Page Jr.”
“TV concert artist to give concert here Sept. 17: A noted television and concert organist will be presented in concert at the Evergreen City School auditorium on Wednesday night, Sept. 17, at 7:30 o’clock by the PTA. Tickets are now on sale by PTA members for $1 for adults and 50 cents for students.
“Louis V. Bass, president of The Melody Carrousel, Ltd. in Andalusia, has enchanted audiences from New York to Chicago.
“He was the featured organist at Florida’s Cypress Gardens for a long time and his music was enjoyed by people from all over the world.”
61 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 9, 1954
“Former County Sheriff Passes Sept. 3: William Abbott Moore, age 68, former Sheriff of Conecuh County and a popular and prominent citizen, died at the local hospital Fri., Sept. 3, after a long illness.
“Mr. Moore was born and reared on a farm in the Brooklyn community and in his early life engaged in farming and saw-milling. In 1923, he moved to Evergreen to become Chief Deputy Sheriff under Sheriff A.M. Barfield. In 1926, he was elected Sheriff and for the next 24 years was either Sheriff or Chief Deputy, alternating between these offices with his brother, J.G. Moore.”
“Cole Circus Coming Here on Sept. 14: The circus is coming to town! Tooting of calliopes, blare of bands, lumbering elephants, clumsy camels, roaring lions, prancing horses, pretty aerialists, funny clowns, peanuts and red lemonade – The Circus is coming to town!
“Jack Turner, advance representative of the Famous Geo. W. Cole Wild Animal Circus, was in town recently making preliminary arrangements for the exhibition of the circus in Evergreen for two performances, afternoon and evening, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at airport.
“Many of the best acts in the entire circus world will take part in the fast moving program.
“Goliath, a monster hippopotamus from the River Nile, weighing over four tons, will be on exhibition daily on the circus grounds.”
76 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 14, 1939
“Conecuh Ginnings Far Behind Last Season: Ginnings in Conecuh County as reported up to Sept. 1, 1939 are far behind last year. According to the report of the bureau of census which was released this week and made available to The Courant by P.F. Lindsey, there were 375 bales of cotton ginned in Conecuh County from the crop of 1939 prior to Sept. 1 as compared with 2,970 bales ginned to Sept. 1, 1938.”
“Local Bank Installs Night Depository: The Bank of Evergreen installed during the past week a night depository system which will prove a great convenience and protection to its depositors, according to O.C. McGehee, vice-president and cashier. The system is of latest style and design and similar to such as are used in the city banks.
“Briefly, this system includes a depository chest or vault inside the bank which protects the deposits placed in the depository. On the outside of the bank there is a depository opening connecting with this chest or vault which may be opened by subscribers to the system who have been supplied with a key. Once deposit are made they can not be retrieved from the vault from the outside.”
“NOW OPEN – Jeanne Smith’s Dancing School – Tap, Ballet, Acrobatic and Ballroom – Classes at City School – Phone 65-W.”
“At Evergreen a large peanut warehouse and a feed and grist mill are being constructed by the Farmers Bonded Warehouse, both units to be ready for use by early Fall.”
91 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 10, 1924
“SCHOOLS OF EVERGREEN OPENED MONDAY: A joint opening program of the Agricultural and Grammar schools of Evergreen was held in the Grammar school auditorium Monday morning at 10 o’clock. On the platform were seated the faculties of the two schools, together with Rev. H.L. Hoffman, Dr. J.G. Dickinson, Dr. D.P. Slaughter, Prof. J.B. Murphy, principal of the County High School, and Prof. J.B. Hobdy, state director of vocational education, who was the speaker of the hour.
“Prof. Sexton and Prof. Bozeman both spoke of the necessity of hearty cooperation of patrons during the ensuing terms and appealed to them to do their part toward making this year the most prosperous in the history of the two schools.
“The faculty of the Agricultural school are as follows: W.B. Sexton, Principal and Mathematics; J.W. Vaughn, Vocational Education; T.A. Belser, Science and Athletics; Miss Marie Benson, English; Miss Grace Ellige, Language and History; Miss Elizabeth Dillard, Vocational Home Economics; W.G. Hairston, Piano and Voice.
“The faculty of the City School are as follows: R. Gaston Bozeman, Principal; Miss Lilburn Ivey, Sixth Grade; Miss Beulah McLendon, Fifth Grade; Miss Sue Stallworth, Fourth Grade; Miss Willie Cunningham, Third Grade; Miss Louise Rhodes, Second Grade; Miss Carrie Kimbrough, First Grade; Mrs. J.P. King, Piano; Mrs. Kathryn Deming, Expression; Mrs. F.F. Feagin, Violin.”
106 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 8, 1909
“The Agricultural School and the City Public School opened yesterday morning with a fairly good enrollment of pupils.”
“Death of N.B. Watson: Napoleon B. Watson, whose serious illness was mentioned in The Courant last week, died on Thursday afternoon at his home a few miles west of Evergreen, after being ill about three weeks.
“Mr. Watson was one of the most prominent citizens of this county and had the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He was 53 years old.”
“Dr. and Mrs. J.V. Carsewell and Mrs. Costello arrived this week from McWilliams and will tomorrow take charge of Hotel Evergreen. We understand that J.M. Mixon will remove with his family to Cottondale, Fla.”
“J.D. Deming has recently purchased a handsome Cadillac touring car, the prettiest auto in town.”
“The Courant learns that there has been one case of pellagra in this county. About three weeks ago, a child died about 12 miles southeast of Evergreen from this disease. The child was from Mississippi, where the disease was contracted, and was sent to relatives in this county.”
“The Second District Agricultural School will open the session of 1909-10 (on) Sept. 7, 1909. For further information, address Henry T. Lile, President, Evergreen, Ala.”
“Marion Ivey, an aged and highly respected negro of Evergreen, died on Sunday last after a long illness.”