Way Back WhenAug 1st, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: History
August 6, 1943 The first bale of cotton for the season was ginned at the Burnette gin here last Saturday. The cotton was grown by G.I. English and brought, including the seed, $138.85. The bale weighed 587 pounds. Knot Morris, former Madison baseball player, and now radio man in Uncle Sam’s Navy at San Juan, Puerto Rico, has found time, along with his Navy duties, to play baseball again. He organized a baseball team of service men at San Juan and his team won the tournament recently played there. The champion team will also, as time will allow, play teams in the other islands and in South America. Pfc. Roland L. Williams of Troop A, 8th. Cavalry, writes that he has landed in Australia and that he likes the country just fine. He said that it looked a lot like it did around home, except the trees are of a different kind. He also said that it seemed strange for it to be wintertime there in July, for he knew how hot it was back home. Mrs. Allyne Withers of Madison is attending summer school at Southern College, also Miss Helen Kent and Miss Lewis of Lee. Miss Willadreen Pulliam of Pinetta has enrolled for the fall term, this being her second year.
July 31, 1953 W.T. Hutchins of Hawthorne ginned the first bale of cotton here this year on Tuesday at J.C. Burnette’s gin. This is also thought to be the first bale ginned in the state. L.B. and Ted Welch returned from the tobacco market Tuesday highly elated – and well they might be. They sold around 12-14 hundred pounds of tobacco at a straight 64 cents. An attractive asbestos siding has been applied to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Martin’s home on Marion and Washington streets. Jerold Paul King has been accepted as a medical student by the University of Tennessee at Memphis. He will enter in March.
August 2, 1963 Rev. and Mrs. Jake S. Phillips of Evergreen, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jean Phillips, of Madison, to Mr. C.T. McWilliams, Jr., of Madison. The bustling Madison tobacco market’s average price for the first four days of the 1963 session led the entire Georgia-Florida belt! Mrs. T.C. Merchant, Jr. and daughter, Mary Ann, are visiting relatives and friends in Greenville, S.C. Kirby Reichmann has been selected to head the Madison County Community Services Drive, beginning Oct. 1.