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Chandler Springs Series Continues
July 3, 1961
pg. 3

Revival services at the Chandler Springs Assembly of God Church began Sunday night and will continue throughout this week. The Rev. T. C. Bradford of Clayton is the visiting evangelist. Services begin each night at 7. The Rev. Joe Haynes is the pastor of the church.

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Miss Zora Ellis Is Attending Delta Kappa Gamma Meetings
July 3, 1961
pg. 3

Miss Zora Ellis, teacher at Talladega High School, is a busy woman this summer. As International President of the Delta Kappa Gamma, she is traveling to meetings and conventions all over the United States.

Miss Ellis, whose travel schedule will take her through August 17, has already attended meetings in Laramie, Wy.; Sun Valley, Idaho and Atlantic City, N.J.

After being in Talladega Saturday and Sunday, she left to attend a meeting of the International Administrative Board in Detroit, Mich. On July 7 she will go from there to Windsor, Ontario for a meeting of the Canadian Provinces. On July 10 Miss Ellis will attend a committee meeting in Austin, Tex., headquarters of the Delta Kappa Gamma. She will be in Talladega to attend a revival July 15-29.

After this she will attend three regional conferences, one in French Lick, Ind; another in Asheville, NC and the third in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Over the Coffee Cups
July 3, 1961
pg. 3

  • Libby West of Rome, Ga., is visiting Lisa, Hal and Julie Hornady
  • Miss Evelyn McClellan of Lincoln has graduated from Alverston-Draughon College, Birmingham, where she majored in a secretarial course
  • Miss Jane Wilder is spending this week with her grandmother, Mrs. S. B. Kinzer in Tuscumbia.
  • Miss Patsy Jones of Montgomery spent the weekend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. George W. Jones.
  • Miss Margaret Storey will return Wednesday to her home in Lexington, Ky., after spending several days here with relatives.
  • Turner J. Jones is on a fishing trip at Dead Lakes, Fla.
  • Miss Emma Clardy is in Citizens Hospital because of a fractured hip.
  • A reunion of the Rozelle family was held Saturday at Clairmont Springs with about 100 members of the family attending.
  • Miss Bessie Priester and Miss Lillian Ricks have returned from a visit with Miss Priester’s sister, Miss Lula Priester in Ft. Deposit.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nelson and son Mare were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. White Jr. and other relatives.
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Cooper of Roanoke are spending the holidays here with relatives.
  • Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hodge attended the Rozelle family reunion at Clairmont Sunday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Harrell from Gadsen and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mashburn are spending the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Farrol Alford in Bossier City, La.
  • Miss Irene H. Nelson is spending the summer at Magnolia Ark.
  • Mrs. J. L. Elliott Sr. and grandson, Julian III and Mrs. Mary Jones Ryley of La Jolla Calif., are on a tour of the West.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Francis Wall and daughters of Los Angeles, Calif., are guests of Mrs. Gladys Hill during the holidays.

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Police Busy Here During Holiday Weekend, Make 39 Arrests
July 3, 1961
pg. 1

Local police had a busy weekend. They made 39 arrests. Sgt. Edwin Jacks and Patrolman Leon Hurst made 11 arrests, six for violation of the prohibition law. Police Chief Victor Dyson said the officers “did a good job over the weekend.”

Twenty-one of the 39 arrests were for traffic violations. Motorcylcle Patrolman Buddy Campbell made 11 arrests for traffic violations. “He covers the whole city and does a good job of it. It is easier for him to conceal himself with the motorcycle,” said Chief Dyson.

The breakdown on the arrests is as follows, eight for public drunkenness, seven for speeding, six for violation of the prohibition law. Three each for running a red light, having an improper muffler and driving while intoxicated, two for reckless driving. One each for running a stop sign, improper parking, illegal possession of alcoholic beverages, drunk and disorderly, driving without a license, assault and battery and contempt of court.

Two person were injured in separate automobile accidents in Talladega. Mrs. Margaret McClellan and Mrs. Louise Roberts were reported in good condition at Citizen’s Hospital.

Local police reported that a drink box at L. N. Payne Gulf Distributors was broken open Saturday night. Chief Dyson appealed to motorists to drive carefully on the holiday. “As for the police department, we will continue our work on the traffic violations until people begin to drive more carefully,” said Chief Dyson.

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