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.



Activities of Colored Citizens of Talladega
by Henry Moten
July 3, 1961
pg. 5

  • Samuel Gould, Jr. and his sisters Barbara and Harlean have returned after a short visit in Anderson, Ind., with Samuel’s little daughter Angela on her birthday. They also visited other relatives, John M. Stevenson and Era S. Case went with them.
  • The Missionary Society of Jacobs Chapel Church is having a Missionary Day program Sunday, July 9, at 3pm at the church. All friends of the church are cordially invited. Mrs. Maggie Swain is president and the Rev. O. McJunkins, pastor.
  • There will be a special meeting at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Childersburg on Sunday, July 9, at 6pm. Guest speaker will be R. E. Strickland. The Rev. D. G. Murry is the pastor, Frank Garrett will deliver the sermon. Everyone is invited to attend.
  • On Saturday, July 8, the Sensational Starlight Singers of Pell City will sing at the A.I.O. Church of God in Lincoln. The time will be 7:30pm. Sister Jessie L. Wills is the sponsor; pastor is Elder W. D. Harmon.
  • Mrs. Josephine Harton is viting her parents in the city, Mr. and Mrs. Minus Canaday. She will return next Wednesday, July 5, to her new home in New Orleans.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Columbus Sims and son were recent house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alford Sims.
  • The memorial chapter of Sorrow No. 11 will have a meeting at Bethlehem Methodist Church in Knoxville at 7:30pm July 9. All Stars and Masons are asked to be present.The public is invited. Mrs. Effie McGregor, G.D.D.; Mrs. Sudie Jemison, W. M; Mrs. L. M. Simmons, W. M.
  • Ethel Chapter No. 75, O.E.S. invites the public to a fish fry and weiner rest July 4 at 3pm at the Masonic Hall on 25th St.
  • All members of the Beavers Pride Lodge No. 716 are asked to be present Wednesday night, July 5, for an important business meeting. W. M. Cunningham, W.M.
  • The Women’s Recreational Club will sponsor a ball game at 5pm Thursday at College Park. The Adams Cats will play the Frazier Farm Kittens. The public is invited.
  • The Mt. Olive Baptist Church, of Childersburg will have a program at 6pm Sunday, July 3. The Rev. D. G. Murry is pastor. Frank Garrett will be the guest speaker.
  • Funeral services for Clarence Johnson of Caleis will be announced later.
  • Funeral services for Willis Wright of Eastaboga will be Wednesday at pm at Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Oxford, the Rev. Mr. Parker officiating.
  • The third anniversary of the Union Spring Senior Chorus will be held at 6pm Sunday, July 9. All chorus groups are invited.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ostella Curry and daughter, Margaret of Akron, Ohio, are visiting in th city. While here they are house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duncan on West Battle.
  • A revival began, at St. Luke Baptist Church in Sylacauga on Sunday, July 2, and will continue through Friday, July 7. Some of their guest ministers are the Rev. James Garrett, Rev. J. C. Saxon and Rev. G. Cook.
  • Miss Erma Jean Carmichael, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Carmichael, is visiting in Hempstead, NY.
  • There will be a barbecue at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Carmichael on July 4.
  • The 45th annual session of the American Relief Society will be held in Bremen, Ga., on July 27 and 28.
  • The Daughter Elks’ business meeting which is usually held on the first Tuesday night will be postponed until Tuesday, July 11, Mrs. Mattie Simmons, D.R. announced.
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Mullin of Chicago are visiting Mrs. Mullin’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bovie Davis. Mr. Mullin is the former public relations manager of Talladega College and Mrs. Mullins worked there in the business administration office.
  • The Star Duster Club will meet next Wednesday, July 5, at the home of Mrs. Alma Hardnick, Mrs. Mary Moore, president, announced.


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.