Cullman Times Democrat in Cullman, Alabama 7 May 1972
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Cullman Times Democrat (Newspaper) - May 7, 1972, Cullman, Alabama
By or Morre the a Winston 500�?� will be held today and country music Star Marty Robbins will be in the race driving a 1972 Charger. The event will get underway at 1 . In Talladega with a $151,730 purse. Robbins finished 10th in one grand National race at Ontario cal., earlier this year. A a a a syndicated radio show tabbed a scamp fire favourites a has been organized according to Wayne Forsythe of Athens. The first show was aired this past saturday Over Woof radio in Athens and featured Loyd Perryman a member of the sons of pioneers. The weekly program will be heard each saturday from 6 to 7 . Forsythe said Ken Curtis who portrays Festus Hagan on the a gun smoke to show will be special guest on the show next week. A a a country music Hall of Fame spotlight. This week Gene Autry. Orvon Gene Autry was born sept. 29, 1907, at Tioga Texas. Later his family moved to Oklahoma. At age 17, Gene Autry became a telegraphed for a Railroad company. Between messages which were few Gene played the guitar and Sang. They were mostly Railroad songs the a Casey Jones variety. One Day a stranger came along and told him he was wasting his time in Oklahoma and should do what a fellow oklahoman will Rogers had done. That was try radio. However Gene Autry did no to pack up and go. He waited until the depression got worse and he was Laid off. Taking the Railroad pass he had left and accompanied by a Friend he Rode to new York from Tulsa looking for a radio Job. Autry was inspired by Jimmie Rodgers. Arriving in new York Gene Autry was not an instant hit. Finally however a Uncle Art fatherly a heard and recorded him. He was on his Way. Billed As a a Oklahoma a singing Cowboy a Gene finally landed a radio Job but it was Back in Tulsa at Koo radio the same station that was to introduce Bob wills later. After a few months Autry moved to Chicago. By 1943, Gene Autry was the Best known Cowboy in the United states living in Chicago never on a horse but dressed in Western a clothes. Finally Autry went to Hollywood and with the help of fatherly. Was in films. Within a year he was a the nations no. One singing a Riding his horse Champion Autry Cut them off at a lot of passes and Rode Down Many canyons. A he Sang All the Way. Gene Autry became financially successful. He invested wisely and Well and became Rich. He was also the top Western Box office attraction for seven years. In the 1940�?Ts, Fred Rose another Hall of Famer who lived on the West coast took up where fatherly left off. He produced 16 songs for Autry including the popular a be honest with Autry a first big hit a Silver haired daddy of mine was done by fatherly. When world ii came Autry said Goodby to his wife the former Ina Spivey and went into the army at age 35. He ferried planes cargo and supplies to India North Africa and Burma. After the Autry returned to California and a fabulous business career. This included the a Melody ranch series on the. I lbs network for 16 years. The list of his businesses grew and grew. In 1969 Gene Autry was elected to the country music Hall of Fame. Autry a career is unsurpassed. He made More than 100 movies sold millions of records wrote up to 300 songs and invested in everything from radio stations to baseball teams. Next week Steve Sholes. A a a Mike Murphree popular a fms radio do in Cullman has kept his word and used the Goose Creek symphony a record to swat Down a Pesty Fly that has been bothering him. I know Mike used the Platter because i Haven to heard him play a role lord wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz lately. No record can stand up under Fly swatting tactics. A a a question How Many country singers Are official members of the grand Ole opry ? what Are their names Jim Blivens Tulsa okla. There Are 60 members on the official grand Ole opry list. This includes both individual artists and groups. Current members Are Roy Acuff Bill Anderson Ernie Ashworth Jim de Brown Bobby Bare and Archie Campbell. The Carlisles Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper Crook Brothers Skeeter Davis Roy Drusky Lester Flatt the fruit Jar drinkers Tompall and the lasers and Tom t. Hall. George Hamilton in Jan Howard Stonewall Jackson Jim and Jesse grandpa Jones Hank Locklin Lonzo and Oscar Bobby lord Charlie Louvin Bob Luman Loretta Lynn Sam and firm Mcgee Minnie Pearl and Bill Monroe. George Morgan Jimmy Newman Osborne Brothers Dolly Parton Stu Phillips Ray Pillow Del Reeves tex Ritter Marty Robbins Earl Scruggs and Jeannie Sealey. Jean Shepard Connie Smith Hank Snow string bean the four Guys Mel Tillis Ernest Tubb Justin Tubb Porter Wagoner Billy Walker Charlie Walker and Dottie West. The Wilburn Brothers Willis Brothers Del Wood Marion Worth Stoney Mountain bloggers and the Ralph Sloan dancers. A a a questions and items about country music Are Welcome. Address your letters to . Morris the Cullman times Cullman Ala., 35055. Georgia to renew 1-20 Atlanta up a Alabama motorists can take heart a Georgia is going to work on interstate 20 again this fall. State Highway director Bert i Ance said thursday a contract mansion Tours show increase Montgomery up the governors mansion Here continues to be one of the states top tourist attractions with 7,000 persons visiting the mansion in april. The governors office announced this weekend that the tourists represented 45 states and 16 foreign countries. The White columned mansion now occupied by gov. And mrs. George c. Wallace is open to the Public seven Days a week except for a few Days at Christmas. Would be awarded this fall for one portion of 1-20 West of Atlanta and in the two succeeding years other contracts would be issued for the remaining stretch. It has been years since Georgia worked on the 33.5 Miles remaining Between Douglasville about 20 Miles West of Atlanta and the Alabama line. Motorists going West and coming from Alabama have Long had to be Content with two Lane . 78. But i nce said in september a contract would be let for a stretch of almost 11 Miles Between Douglasville and Villa Rica. In april 1973, another contract will be awarded for a portion Between Bremen West to he state line. And in 1974, the state will contract for the stretch Between Villa Rica and Bremen. Vinemont senior is recognized Regina Holmes valedictorian of the graduating class at Vinemont High school has been Given the annual award of the readers digest association for students who by their successful school work give Promise of attaining leadership in the Community it was announced today by Elton a. Hall principal. Miss Holmes will receive an honorary one year subscription to the readers digest in any one of its 13 language editions which she chooses and a personal certificate from the editors a in recognition of past accomplishments and in anticipation of usual achievement to the award to miss Holmes who is the daughter of mrs. Alvin c. Holmes of route 2, Vinemont Ala. Was made possible through the cooperation of or. Hall and his teaching staff. Fire department chaplain Cullman fire chief John Hasenbein Plain a recently. Mcdowell is a presented Rev. . Mcdowell pastor Volunteer fireman and was chosen by of the Clark St. Church of god with a Cullman firefighters As honorary Cha tag naming him the a fire dept. Cha Plain to handle social functions. Cullman native state docks Worth is up is promoted to Branch manager Harold Driver a native of Cullman has been promoted to Branch manager of the Birmingham Irondale Branch office of Cumberland capital corporation according to . Beall the company a president. Driver the son of or. And mrs. Curtis Driver of Cullman joined Cumberland capital in 1969 and was assistant Branch manager at Cullman prior to his promotion. Mobile up the net Worth of the state docks is increasing even though the port facility lost Money the first six months of the fiscal year reports showed this weekend. Director Reuben Wheelis said the docks plagued by a Nader files suit student teacher banquet some 90 student teachers from St. Bernard College were honoured at the annual student teacher banquet thursday evening at the College. Superintendents teachers and principals from five North Alabama counties were present for the Occa Sion. Times photo by Larry Camp Washington up a Ralph Nader aide filed suit saturday to Force release of confidential agriculture depart ment reports on conditions in intrastate meat processing plants in Missouri Nebraska Massachusetts Kentucky Ohio and Texas. The suit naming agriculture Secretary Earl l. Butz As a defendant was filed in u. S. District court Here by Peter h. Schuck an attorney associated with Nader Scenter for the study of responsive Law. The documents he sought Are used by the department in determining whether state operated meat inspection programs Are a equal to the Federal inspection standards. Under the 1967 wholesome meat act states Are permitted to retain inspection control for intrastate plants which sell products Only within the Borders of their states but Only As Long As the state inspection system is equal to that of the Federal government. Otherwise the department must take Over a states intrastate inspection program. Schuck and a colleague Harrison Wellford charged recently that Many state operated inspection programs Are a inferior to the Federal program although the agriculture department has Given them a equal to ratings. State programs often fall Short because of Low pay for inspectors political interference by state officials aging plants and inadequate funds Schuck said. Longshoremen a strike had shown a loss of $178,000 during the first six months. A report by state examiners of Public accounts showed the net Worth of the docks was some $73.7 million As of sept. 30, 1971, an increase of almost seven million from the previous period. The net Worth of Inland docks was placed at $22 million by the examiners. The examiners took no exceptions to the operation of the port facility from oct. 1,1970, to sept. 30, 1971. Sun Pav menu roast beef round roast Turkey amp dressing Trout amandine Chicken amp dumplings chopped sirloin try our lunches amp dinners-7 Days a week Mitchell s cafeteria Cullman sh0ppin6 Center open 6 a.m.-8 . Pm. 734-8182 state to lose military Field Enterprise up the it. Rucker army aviation Center in an Effort to keep within its 1973 fiscal budget thank you from Mack Rico i would like to express my sincere thanks to you who supported me in my efforts to gain the nomination As county commission on education place no. 5. I ask for your continued support in the general election. May i commend my opponent or. Gary Dooley for the Fine manner in which he conducted his Campaign. Mack Ricc announced this weekend the closing of the Shell army air Field. An army spokesman said the aircraft and facilities would be moved from Shell located inside the City limits to Lowe air Field on the Rucker reservation. The move will include shifting of 56 helicopters to Lowe with 241 employees transferred to Lowe and 37 others to various assignments at Rucker. Promoted Harold w. Brock of Cullman has been promoted to a supervisory position at Decatur a Amoco chemical Plant. A graduate of Fairview High and air Force Veteran Brock and his wife Dianne reside in Cullman. They have of child Karri. A thought for today american poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said a every Sweet Hanjes this is to express my deep and Humble appreciation to my friends and supporters for the wonderful Way in which you upheld my bid for election As chairman of the Cullman co. Commission. Let me take this Opportunity to re affirm my pledge to you to be honest above All and i will Endeavor always to use my efforts for the interest of All of the people. Robert l. Harbison paid political advertising by Robert Harbison Cullman Ala. The Cullman times sunday May 7,1972 page3-a
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