Way Back When

October 3, 1952
Doc and Ikey Carlson’s “Dairy Cup,” featuring whipped soft ice cream, milk shakes, and sandwiches, opens today, Friday Oct. 3, in its location on US 90 in Buster Hall’s former drive-in location. They cordially invite all to come by and try their delicious new product, whipped soft ice cream.
Mr. Bob Bembry had the misfortune to get a finger cut off Monday while gathering corn with a picker.
Charles Tom Henderson, assistant Attorney General of Florida, will be guest speaker at the Annual Citizenship program and school faculty dinner at the Woman’s Club next Tuesday evening.
The Western Union office is located now in the Greyhound Bus Station on West Base street. Mrs. Nelle Burnett, agent here for the Greyhound lines, is the new operator.
October 2, 1953
Chief Herman Cherry of the local police caught two youthful car thieves in town Tuesday and turned them over to the sheriff for disposition. Cherry said the boys stole a car in Palatka, abandoned it at Ellaville and bummed a ride into Madison, where they made the unfortunate maneuver of being hemmed up by Herman.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bodenstein, Jr., announce the birth of a daughter September 22, at the Madison County Hospital. The little girl was named Eva Marie. Mrs. Bodenstein and baby are at home at Mrs. Charley Wynn’s on North Horry Street.
Van L Hinton of Pinetta is in a hospital in Valdosta under treatment for severe injuries received from the wreckage of his truck, about 1:45 p.m. Thursday on the Valdosta Highway, one fourth of a mile north of Hanson. The truck, a 1951 Chevrolet, was badly damaged.
Mr. and Mrs. C N Fagan Jr. are the proud parents of a son, born Sunday, September 27, in Tallahassee.
October 1, 1954
Franklin Eugene Gaskin and Maxwell G Sapp escaped minor injuries early Thursday morning when the 1950 Ford in which they were riding overturned approximately five times. Gaskin was driving west on US 90, one mile east of Greenville, on what is known as cemetery hill when he lost control of his car. The vehicle stayed out of control for 354 ft. according to Constable A O Sistrunk, who investigated the accident.
The Greenville pirates played a hard game Friday evening on Lions’ Field in Greenville and managed to keep the Perry Bulldogs from scoring but two touchdowns.
The Hampton Springs hotel at Hampton Springs burned the past week and thus passed into oblivion one of the old landmarks of this part of the state, a relic of the era in which tourists coming by trains loads frequented the resort.
Gene Wheeler, Thed Fraleigh and Bobby Ragans were at home Sunday from the University of Florida.
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Brooke Kinsley

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