|Irvin Talton Quinn|
47 YEARS AGO
OCT. 24, 1968
“Luverne Tigers hand Aggies 2nd loss 7-0: A band of Luverne High Tigers, all fired up for their homecoming celebration, punched across a score early in the second quarter and made it stand up for a 7-0 win over Evergreen Friday night.
“Evergreen’s defense was adequate, but Coach Wendell Hart’s men could never get a sustained offensive effort underway.
“Buck Quarles led the Aggie runners with 50 yards on nine carries while (Jimmy) Bell netted 13 on nine trips and Hollis Tranum, three on four tries.”
Other outstanding Evergreen players in that game included Jimmy Hart and Charlie Wild.
“Evergreen High School will observe homecoming tomorrow with festivities getting underway with the parade at 12:30 p.m. Leading the parade will be Miss Homecoming, Joy Bowers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Bowers, and Miss Football, Cindy Majors, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Majors.
“Pre-game activities will begin at Brooks Stadium at 7:45 with the homecoming court being presented to the spectators and Miss Homecoming and Miss Football will be crowned.
“The kickoff between Red Level and Evergreen will be at 8 p.m. and the halftime show will feature the Aggie marching band.”
“Lyeffion High School will observe its annual homecoming this Saturday night. The featured event will be the homecoming game between the Yellow Jackets and Coffeeville at 7:30.”
62 YEARS AGO
OCT. 22, 1953
“Lyeffion Jackets Trip Coffeeville 12-7 For Fourth Victory: Striking for touchdowns in the first and third quarters, Coach William Andrews’ Lyeffion Yellow Jackets whipped Coffeeville 12 to 7 Friday night for their fourth straight win.”
Sam Smith scored Lyeffion’s first touchdown on a two-yard run, and Wayne Thames scored the winning touchdown on a five-yard run.
Other outstanding Lyeffion players in that game included Frank Chavers, Bobby Coker, Clay Kelly, Jackie Parrish, Bill Raines and Cecil Raines.
“Famed Marksman Will Shoot Here Wednesday: Ken Beegle, one of the United States’ ace marksmen, will give an exhibition of his shooting abilities here next Wed., Oct. 28, at Brooks Stadium behind Evergreen High School at 1:30 p.m.
“The exhibition next Wednesday is brought to Evergreen under the sponsorship of local dealers who handle Remington shells and guns. It is free and the public is invited to come and see the amazing trick shots made by Beegle.”
“Repton High School will observe its annual homecoming on next Thurs., Oct. 29, it is announced by Principal E.H. Penny.
“In the feature attraction of the day’s events, the Repton Bulldogs will play the Beatrice Eagles in the homecoming football game. Kickoff will probably be at 7:30 Thursday night at the Repton field.”
“A homecoming inspired team and a ‘souped up’ halfback were more than the Aggies could handle Friday night as Greenville continued its mastery over Evergreen with a thrilling 33-19 win.
“Coach Luke Whetstone’s staff had the Aggie running game well scouted and an inspired Tiger line completely enveloped the Aggie backs holding them to 97 yards on the ground. Coach Wendell Hart sent his boys into the air and they racked up 155 yards on the passing arm of Jimmy Frazier and the catching of Buck Lewis, Ronnie Edson and Ward Alexander.”
Other outstanding Evergreen players in that game included Wayne Bell, Walter Carrier, Sam Cope, Wayne (Dog) Douglas, Ronnie Edson, Eugene (Pee Wee) Hyde, Alvin Reeves, Lamar Sheffield, Richard Taylor, Bud Ward and Randy White.
“Among those here attending the Alabama-Tennessee football game in Birmingham Saturday were Mrs. L.T. Rutland, Miss Louise Rutland, Mr. and Mrs. Lawton Kamplain, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kinzer and Mr. and Mrs. V.P. Smith and Palmer.”
“Evergreen Will Try To Stage Comeback In McKenzie Friday: The Evergreen High School Aggies will attempt to hit the victory trail again Friday night losing their first game of the season last week. Kickoff has been set for 7:30 at the McKenzie field.
“The Aggies may depend heavily on their rapidly improving air attack. Jimmy Frazier is developing into one of the best passers ever to throw for the Aggies. Thus far in the 1953 campaign, he has thrown 41 times and completed 19 good for 374 yards and five touchdowns.”
77 YEARS AGO
OCT. 27, 1938
“Evergreen High School: Friday afternoon, down on our two new volleyball courts, the Jr. I girls walloped the Jr. III’s, for their first success of the season. Meanwhile the Jr. III’s snowed the Jr. II’s under.”
“Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Jones, Mrs. L.T. Rutland and Deming Jones and John Deming, students at A.P.I. in Auburn, attended the Auburn-Tech football game in Atlanta Saturday.”
“Troy State Teachers College will be host to both alumni and the Association of Elementary and Junior High School Principals on annual homecoming, Oct. 29.
“Afternoon will be marked by a meeting of the Alumni Association and a freshman football game on Pace Field. At night the Troy-Marion game will be played on Trojan Field.”
92 YEARS AGO
OCT. 24, 1923
“SPORTSMEN FORM ORGANIZATION: An enthusiastic meeting of sportsmen of Conecuh County was held at the courthouse on Friday afternoon when the Conecuh County Game and Fish Protective Association was formed.
“The following officers were elected: R.F. Croom, President; A. Cunningham, J.R. Brooks, Ebin Hines, vice presidents; H.C. Fountain, secretary and treasurer; Board of Directors: R.F. Croom, A. Cunningham, J.R. Brooks, Ebin Hines, F.F. Feagin, R.G. Kendall, C.R. Taliaferro.
“The organization began with 45 members.
“Hon. I.T. Quinn, state commissioner of conservation, was present by invitation and made an excellent talk on the subject of protection and conservation of game and fish. Mr. Quinn stated to a reporter before leaving: ‘I want to see these clubs of sportsmen and conservationists in every county in the state. It is the only way we are going to really get anywhere. We have the best code of conservation laws of any state in the South now; but it takes local public sentiment and aid and enthusiasm to make them effective. The fine work inaugurated at Birmingham with its Alabama Fisherman and Hunters Association has demonstrated to me that the county without a good organization is not going to get far along the road to better things. Not only for aid in enforcing the law, but as the association at Birmingham has done, in so educating fishermen and hunters until they see it is to their own benefit to observe the laws of good sportsmanship and aid in making conditions better.”
“Weston Field Gun Shells are the best. All sportsmen admit this. We carry all size loads and most any size shot and for all gauges of guns. L.L. Moorer.”
“A crowd of boys (from Range) went opossum hunting Friday night and brought in three fine opossums.”
107 YEARS AGO
OCT. 28, 1908
“Hunting Permits! Hunting permit books for sale at The Courant office at 15 cents each.”