Way Back WhenApr 14th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: History
April 18, 1941
John W. Johnson last week bought the interest of Joe H. Williams’ Sinclair station on the corner of Base and Brookwood Streets and took control Monday morning.
One of the outstanding movies of the current season is Sis Hopkins, starring Judy Canova. The film is to be at the Swan Theatre next Wednesday and Thursday.
Madison High School musicians again brought home many honors when they returned from the northwest state music festival in Defuniak Springs on April 10, 11 and 12.
Miss Eddie Ragans, who is connected with the REA office, is a new resident at the Stroud Hotel.
April 13, 1951
An event not on the schedule for the recent Madison County Field Day, but, obviously of much interest, was the Fat Man’s Race. Places were accorded as follows: W.H. Wood, E.E. Bradley, A. Livingston, Frank Webb and S.P. Griffin. G.R. Pettis also entered, but fell down, according to the Enterprise-Recorder account.
Calvin Buchanan and Billy Littleton, Pinetta and Madison High School seniors, have joined the Army Air Force.
Mr. Cary Phillips was in the city Monday morning, making the necessary arrangements to enter his daughter, Annie Laura, age 10, at Hope Haven for treatment of burns which she received several weeks ago when her clothing caught fire when she was standing near an open fire in the fireplace, at the Phillips’ home. Skin grafting will be necessary to complete her recovery.
Thomas Davison Tadlock, age 73, of the State Forestry Service, died last Friday night in his motor boat on the St. Marks River, apparently of a heart attack.
April 14, 1961
Wiley Selman, playing quarterback for Phi Delta Theta against Sigma Nu at the University of Florida on April 8, threw a 26-yard touchdown pass in the last two minutes of play. Phi Delt won 12-0.
Bob Searcy of United Farm Agency has sold the 310-acre John Tooke farm to Huey F. Baker of Jacksonville.
Gibson Pasture is now open for fishing during daytime hours until further notice.
Carroll Blalock, Jr. was a visitor in Atlanta, Ga., for several days this week.
April 16, 1971
Rip Prine of Ft. Bragg, N.C., is expected April 20 for a visit with his mother, Mrs. R.L. Prine, of Cherry Lake.
Miss Becky Davis of Auburn University is expected home for the Easter holidays.
Miss Peggy Clark of Wesleyan College is spending Easter holidays here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Clark.
Attorney Bill Daniel has written a legal analysis of the trial of Vietnam solider, Lt. William Calley, a Gainesville resident, tried and convicted of murder for his role in the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam on March 16, 1968.