DEC. 6, 1990
Leon A. Salter Jr., 81, of Westminster Village, Spanish Fort died Sat., Dec. 1. A well known Evergreen native, he lived most of his life here until retiring several years ago to Spanish Fort.
Col. Salter served as Circuit Clerk of Conecuh County for a number of years, serving from 1947 to 1951 (while serving in the Korean War) and again from 1965 until his retirement in 1977. He was a popular and efficient office holder as circuit clerk.
Col. Salter joined the Alabama National Guard at Evergreen in 1928 and went through the enlisted ranks to lieutenant colonel. The Alabama Guard, 117th Battalion was activated for federal service on Nov. 20, 1940 and Col. Salter served through World War II until June 1946. He continued his National Guard reserve role until the Alabama Guard was federalized in January 1951 for service during the Korean War. Col. Salter was reassigned to reserve status in 1953. He retired from his rank of lieutenant colonel on Nov. 27, 1969 after 41 years of Army service.
Mr. Salter was an excellent businessman and served his community in many ways.
Weatherman Harry Ellis reports .33 of an inch of rain on Nov. 28. Total rainfall for November was 1.74 inches.
The Courant continues this week publishing the pictures, names and addresses of local servicemen who are stationed in the Persian Gulf area. We ask that you take the time to send these young men a few words of encouragement as they desperately need news from home.
41 YEARS AGO
DEC. 4, 1975
Total rainfall for 1975 has topped the 100-inch mark, according to Earl Windham. This may be a new record for Evergreen and Conecuh County. Windham said the heavy rain Sunday evening, 2.4 inches, sent the total for the year up to 100.9 inches. Also, .8 of an inch of rain fell on Nov. 26.
Tommy Kimbrough of Boykin Jewelers recently graduated from the JIA University for Jewelers, Los Angeles, Calif. Kimbrough is the son of Mrs. Brown Boykin of Evergreen and is in charge of the watch and jewelry repair department at Boykin’s.
The U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster Eugene Hyde would like to remind patrons that Dec. 15 and Dec. 10 are the suggested deadlines for mailing letters and parcel post, respectively, within 48 contiguous states. The deadline for airmail parcels is Dec. 21.
Revenue from Conecuh County’s tax on beer was $9,590.40 for November, up $406.70 over the $9,183.70 collected in October, according to County Treasurer Wayne E. Johnston.
The Lyeffion Baptist Church had an ‘old fashioned day’ Sunday and burned a note indicating payment for the pastorium and broke ground to initiate the bricking of the wood-frame church building. Taking part in the ground-breaking ceremony are Ed Everage, missionary for the Conecuh Baptist Association, T.V. Covin, Hiram Beesley, Carlton McKenzie, Herbert Oakley, Elie Brewton, the Rev. Cliff Boggs, pastor and Talmadge Johnson.
56 YEARS AGO
DEC. 1, 1960
H.R. (Ronnie) Dailey, an Auburn University graduate in pharmacy, joined the staff of the City Drug Store this week, it is announced today by Cecil C. Hagood Sr., owner.
The (Evergreen) city council got organized for the incoming administration in the last council meeting, Nov. 23.
Henry Sessions, who led the ticket in the election was nominated as Mayor Pro Tem by Dr. Joe Hagood and as the custom is for the high-vote man, he was elected to that position. Chairman of the Utilities Committee is Jack Wild; the Streets, Parks and Cemetery Committee is headed by Walter Poole; Aubrey Griffin is chairman of the Police and Fire Department; the Finance Committee is headed by Dr. Joe Hagood; and Henry Sessions is over the Sanitation and Recreation Committee.
Santa Claus came to town yesterday on the heels of the first real cold snap of the winter… and promptly stole the hearts of all the children (eight to 80) on hand for the 11th annual Conecuh County Christmas Carnival Parade.
A crowd estimated as “in excess of 5,000’ braved the cold wind to see the 11th annual, best-yet parade.
Adding much to the enjoyment was the music of five high school bands, T.R. Miller of Brewton, Repton High, Frisco City, Evergreen and the Eagle Band of Conecuh County Training School.
71 YEARS AGO
DEC. 6, 1945
One Time Negro Slave Dies Here Friday: Old Aunt Emma Lane, age 87, one time slave of the Ashleys, pioneer family of this county, died at her home Friday after a long period of failing health. Aunt Emma was a good and faithful citizen. Hard working and thrifty she had accumulate some right valuable property in the business section. She had many friends among both white and colored who are sincerely saddened at her passing.
Sgt. Max Ivey, U.S. Army Medical Corps, arrived home early Wednesday morning. He spent 24 months in the ETO and participated in five major battles, has the Meritorious Service Plaque awarded to the 13th Field Hospital, and is the holder of the Good Conduct Medal. Sgt. Ivey received his honorable discharge in Atlanta, Ga.
Pfc. and Mrs. Sid Lambert (Ruby Lee Pierce) announce the birth of a seven-pound boy at Stabler’s Hospital, who they have named Sidney Silver Lambert Jr.
FIFTY LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS WAITING TO BE ADOPTED FOR CHRISTMAS: We have the names of 50 boys and girls that will not be happy this Christmas unless you play Santa Claus for them. Just mail a card and say I will pack a box for a boy or girl and we will send you the name of the child, we will deliver the gifts for you. To be happy you must make others happy. Join our Santa Claus Club and you will be happy. SANTA CLAUS CLUB, Box 106.
86 YEARS AGO
DEC. 4, 1930
Clifton Ryland of Bermuda is one of nine boys who were given a free trip to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago for high achievements in club work. They left Alabama on Nov. 26 and will return Dec. 5.
The Evergreen Lions Club feels signally honored in having Melvin Jones, secretary-general of Lions International, founder of Lionism and the first President of Lions International, to be present and deliver an address at a meeting that will be held tonight in Newton’s Hall.
Twelve to 18 trucks, a number of mule teams and a large crew of men began work this week surfacing the highway from here to Brooklyn, a distance of approximately 20 miles.
With the latest and most modern equipment known for marketing purposes, Hyde’s Market will open to the public Sat., Dec. 6, in the building just north of I. Long and Sons and next door to the Rainbow Café.
Dr. Ealum, dentist who graduated from Southern Dental College in 1927, and who has since that time been practicing in Atlanta, Ga., and Red Level, Ala., has moved his offices to Evergreen and will henceforth be associated with his uncle, Dr. J.R. Brooks in the practice of his profession.
Conecuh Baptist Association had a great day at old Beulah Cemetery Tues., Nov. 25, when representatives from a number of churches met to clean off the grounds and hold services for the pioneer memorial leader and founder of Baptist work in Conecuh County, Rev. Alexander Travis.