Looking back: Gov. Wallace appointed widow to serve out term

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Brooks White, Escambia County Tax Collector, died of a heart attack at the age of 61. Gov. Lurleen Wallace appointed his widow to serve out his term. This was in 1967, 50 years ago.

Summer was certainly here. The city pools were slated to open. One of the new ones was located on Lindberg Ave. and the other new one was located in the northern part of the city.

Work was set to begin on a new building for Masland Carpet Mills. It should be ready within the next few months.

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Ernest Ward graduated 40 seniors with the ceremony taking place in the stadium.

Gertrude Edwards retired from teaching after 41 years. She was recognized for her service.

All of this attention on graduation made me think of the days when I was a senior. One of the things that I really enjoyed was the number of presents that were sent to me at the time. Do they still do that?

What kind of presents do the seniors get? It all made me remember. The big item for girls in 1958 was shortie pajamas. I loved them and can even remember one particular one. Isn’t it strange the things we remember?

Batson Furniture offered a Berk-Liner easy chair for Father’s Day and the prices started at $79.95. You can’t find one for that price anymore for sure.

A man was found dead at a local motel. The cause of death was thought to be natural.

A&P had watermelons for 89 cents each. They also had a cherry pie for 49 cents and Fig Newton cookies for 31 cents.

Friendly Ford, Inc. offered a chance on a $19,000 vacation home for those who bought a vehicle. These days the vehicle would cost as much or more than the vacation home.

Blueberries were ready for shipment at Miller’s Farm near Brewton.