The Baldwin Times from Bay Minette, Alabama on July 10, 1958 · 1
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She Alabama's Best County's Best Newspaper Baldwin's Only All - County Newspaper VOLUME 70 NUMBER 26 BAY MINETTE, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1958 PRICE 10 CENT8 Baldwin ! Briefs I William M. Bailey, of Mobile, i has been named general manager . of Wilson Chevrolet in Bay Min- ette. He began work July 1. Bailey formerly was associated with i Johnson Chevrolet in Mobile and Iis a past district manager of the Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corp., in Birmingham. He is married and has three daughters. Mrs. Florence Thames, Administrator for the Jordan Clinic in Fairhope, has been named to receive an honorary degree in the College of Hospital Administrators. She will be awarded the degree at the U. of Chicago in September. Ben F. Hamel, Point Clear, Paul Anderson, Silverhill, and David ifuller, Spanish Fort, have been jppointed to the Eastern Shore Hospital Board. They will serve until 1964. R. J. (Jack) Robertson, chairman of the Baldwin County Commis 'sion, and several other commis sioners, will attend the annual meeting of County Commissioners at Mobile Thursday and Friday. Three Baldwin County students at the U. of Ala. were named to the dean's list for the spring semester. They are Charles Hall, Bay Minette, engineering; Broox G. Holmes, Foley, and Edward Moravec, Jr., Robertsdale, both in arts and science. Holmes had a straight A average. Tommy Hartshorn Fairhope route, and Walter D. Powers, Sum-merdale, have won $300 freshman scholarships to Auburn through the Sears - Roebuck Foundation. The scholarships are in agriculture. Bert F. Bryant, Bay Minette ' insurance man, became associated i' with The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company as Special Agent, effective July 1, 1958. The announcement was made by Glenn W. Lamar, General Agent in Bir-mingham. "Mr. Bert Bryant, well-known and long-time resident of Bay Minette, has been in the insurance business several years," Lamar said. "We are fortunate in having him represent Lincoln National in the Baldwin area." The fishing and shrimping industry of South Baldwin has been in the limelight recently. Four South Baldwin residents Sherman Lemler, John Ray Nelson, Jimmy Coleman, and Bob Till met with the county commissioners last Tuesday to discuss the dredging of Bon Secour River, and presented a study of the fishing and shrimping industry to the commissioners. Just last week, Baldwin County shrimpers were given a larger area in which to operate during daylight hours when new boundaries in Baldwin County waters were set up by B. B. Lar-rimore, chief of Alabama's Sea Food Division. And two South Baldwin fishermen, Hubert Low and Wallace Frederick of Orange Beach, brought in 1000 pounds of red snapper last week. Over $500 was raised at the big dance held last Thursday night at the Fairhope armory and the fund will be used to open and operate a Teen Canteen in Fairhope. Fair- hope citizens serving on the committee to organize the canteen are H. W. Sullivan, Police Chief Mickey Johnson, Mrs. Joyte Bishop, Mrs. Will Kramer, Mrs. Favia McClellan, and Robert Summer-lin. Mrs. Weekley Appointed To Aid County Agents Mrs. Clyde O. Weekley has been appointed as assistant home demonstration agent in Baldwin County to specialize in Farm and Home Development work. Mrs. Weekley served as home demonstration agent for Baldwin County in 1941-44. She is the former Miss Eugenia Richards. For the past year Mrs. Weekley has been teaching in the local school in Bay Minette. She is a resident of Perdido. Mrs. Mary C. Silvey, county home demonstration agent, and Frank Turner, county agent, announced the appointment of Mrs. Weekley this week. Joyce Hastings Wins Dress Revue Contest Joyce Hastings, Bay Minette, Wednesday was named winner of the Third District 4-H Dress Revue Contest in competition .at Auburn. District Three includes 16 counties. AUBREY YARBROUGH 16 Players Chosen For Pony All - Stars Sixteen players from Robertsdale, Fairhope and Bay Minette have been chosen to play unbeaten Foley in the annual Pony League All - Star game next week. Foley currently leads the Baldwin County league with a perfect 11-0 record. Site and date of the all-star game had not been decided Wednesday. The stars practiced Wednesday night at Robertsdale. Bay Minette players named to the team were Steve McGill, Aubrey Yarbrough, G. B. Carpenter, Lloyd Heaton, Pete Lee and Eddie Hartner. Robertsdale placed Shorty Lennick, Tommy Taylor, Bobby Kostelecky, Ron Prohoski, and Carlos Cooper on the squad. Players from Fairhope selected were Eddie Nelson, Sammy Irby, Mickey Lienau, Jimmy Whittington, and Wes Overton. The latter, however, will be out of town and will not play in the game. Over 4000 Checks Mailed By REA To County Users Approximately one - fourth of the 1951-52 bills paid for power by users of the Baldwin County Electric Cooperative will this year be returned to consumer customers in the form of capital credits to be issued at the 1958 general meeting July 18. Albert M. Redd, manager of the local REA, today announced that 4,000 checks, representing 25 of such past bills, have already been prepared and are ready for delivery at the annual membership session to be held in the coliseum at Robertsdale. Last year at the general mem bership meeting a historic step was taken when a distribution of slightly under $100,000 was paid to members and announcement made of more likely to be available in this and following years. A total of almost $150,000.00, or 50 more than the initial sum, is now on hand and is to be paid this month. This is the only electric membership corporation in Alabama paying a full year of sizeable capital credits and this payment, like the first one, again represents an actual two-year period or a total of four such years of substantial profit sharing. A consistent net profit has been shown for every year since 1948. The 7-man board of trustees, elected by the membership, currently consists of President Frank Earle, Vice President Norman Mc-Innis, Jr., Secretary Jim Swoboda, and trustees John Shenk of El- berta, Liston Cunningham of Gulf Shores, Ted Johansen of Bon Secour, and Emmett Gulledge of Summerdale. Gateswood Store Operator Hard Man To "Flim Flam" Five Pensacola Negroes found J. W. (Bud) Morris, Gateswood store operator, a hard man to "flim flam" Monday. The Negroes stopped in Morris' store at Gateswood, and after purchasing several items, snatched some money from Morris' cash register and fled. Morris, however, was not to be taken so easily. He dashed across to his home nearby, jumped into his pickup truck and followed the car into Bay Minette. He stopped at a residence near the edge of town and asked an unidentified woman to phone the sheriff's office. The woman, a quick-thinker also, got the car's tag number and phoned the sheriff. 'Morris followed the car into Bay Minette "and, upon seeing Circuit Solicitor Kenneth Cooper and game wardens J. M. Dukes and B. W. Walters, standing on the Court House square, shouted "Stop that car. They just robbed O A B v' Escapes W A I vd Without Death 16 In Mns Injured Several Mishaps In Central Baldwin Baldwin County escaped the busy Fourth of July week end without a traffic fatality but 16 persons were injured in several mishaps in the central part of the county. Six persons, all Negroes, were injured Sunday when a car in which they were riding wrecked on Baldwin County No. 48, five miles east of Fairhope. Silvester Walker, 24, the driver, apparently went to sleep and the auto struck an embankment. All of the occupants were admitted to County Hospital and released. The injured, all from Summer-dale, included the driver, Florence Walker, 23; Paul Washington, 26 and Josephine Gaines, 21. Two Walker children, Carrietta, 3, and James 2, were also admitted for observation. Highway Patrolman Tom Freeman investigated the mishap. Three persons were admitted to Providence Hospital following a two-car collision at the intersection of U. S. Highway 98 and Alabama Highway 104 in Fairhope. Mrs. Marline Bass, Prichard, and Mrs. Phillip Cowen, Andalusia, and Clarence Fair, a Daphne Ne gro, were admitted to the Mobile hospital. Fairhope Police Chief Mickey Johnson said the mishap occured when a car driven by Riley Dade, Negro, Daphne, collided w i t h a station wagon driven by George Troy, Ft. Benning, Ga. Five other persons were also slightly injured in the collision. Darlene Jackson and Mattie Watson, both Negroes, of Mobile, were injured Friday night when their car overturned on Highway 90, one mile east of Malbis Restaurant. Highway Patrolman J. C. Bank- ston said the Jackson woman was passing a car on a hill and swerved from the highway when she met another auto. 12 Key Clubbers Represent County At Chicago Meet Twelve Baldwin County Key Clubbers are this week attending the 15th annual Key Club International Convention at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Leaving Friday on a special train for Chicago were Sonny Bill, Calvin Pope and Andy Ray Brewton, Robertsdale, and Malcolm Nelson, Fairhope. Attending from Bay Minette are Jack Cowser, Sidney Weatherford, Albert McMillan, Sonny Wilkins, Lowell Hoffman, Peter Slaughter, Harry Fillingim, and Charles Schafer. John H. White, Bay Minette, district chairman of Key Club activities for the Kiwanis Club, ac companied the group. Twenty youths from the Mobile area, are among the 2,500 youths pre sent at the convention. The meet ing will last four days. Blood Bank Scheduled At Fairhope July 15 The Central Baldwin Countv Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a blood bank at the Christian Church Educational Building in Fairhope from 12:00 to 6:00 on Tuesday, July 15. me!" Sheriff Taylor Wilkins overheard Morris' shout and quickly put the car's description and tag number on the highway patrol radio. Meanwhile, Walters and Dukes ha? !'- ioed into an auto and be-ga ' ng the Negroes. High-wt an C. M. Dowdle, just leai ,ay Minette to the south, heai ,e radio message and stopped, alters and Dukes made the arrest before Dowdle arrived. The Negroes were arrested and placed in the County jail. They are being held on an open charge during the investigation. Deputy sheriff J. D. Horn said the Negroes also are charged with having illegal liquor in their possession. He said some "crooked dice" also were found in lhe auto. The Negroes were identified as Coleman Varner, Ves Mooke Likely, Johnny McBride, Charles Tate, Jr., and Harry Adams, all of Pen-sacola. , m. - - .. mm Y u M, iimiiiiM MISS BETTY WHEELER Southern Bell Official Speaks To Rotary Club J. H. (Bert) Wheeler, customer relations manager for Southern Bell Telephone in the Mobile district, addressed the weekly luncheon meeting of the Bay Minette Rotary Club Wednesday. Wheeler told the Rotarians of the Bell System's part in the continental air defense of the United States. Presbyterian Church Plans Guest Ministers The First Presbyterian Church of Bay Minette will have guest ministers conducting the Morning Worship Service on the next four Sundays. Rev. Robert B. Siedentopf, minister, and his family are on vacation. Evening services will not be held during the minister's absence. The schedule of guest ministers is as follows: July 13 Rev. Richard L. Kell; July 20 Elder Edward A. Terry; July 27 Dr. Andrew Edington, and Aug. 3 Dr. J. Herndon McCain. Bible Contest Appears In This Week's Times The fourth in a series of Bible contests appears in this week's issue of The Baldwin Times. A total of 32 Bibles are given away every other week. Details are in a full-page ad in this issue. The deadline for entering the contest published in this issue is Thursday midnight, July 17. Final Rites Held For Hilary McGill Funeral services were held Wednesday for Hilary Herbert McGill, Jr., who died Monday in a Pensacola hospital following a lengthy illness. McGill was a native of Perdido but had resided in Pensacola for a number of years. He was a member of St. Mark's Methodist Church of Pensacola. Interment was in the Bryars Cemetery with Barton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The Rev. W. J. Hughes, Pensacola, officiated, assisted by the Rev. W. Poe, Rev. E. White and Rev. Butler, with Masonic services at the graveside. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were members of the Masonic Order, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Order of Railway Conductors. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Annie McGill, Pensacola; four sisters, Mrs. Hilalry Thomley, Perdido; Mrs. Dewitt Parker, Atmore; Mrs. A. G. Phillips, Chicago, and Mrs. Lester Weekley, Pensacola; one brother, Y. C. McGill, Mobile, and several nieces and nephews and other relatives. J. H. ROBERTSON Bay Minette Girl Enters Beauty Contest Betty Robertson, attractive 16-year old Baldwin County High School student, will represent Bay Minette in the annual Miss Soybean Queen Contest. The preliminary judging will be next Thursday at the 4-H Club Camp, eight miles north of Pensacola. The finalists will be chosen at this time and the queen will be announced at the Pensacola Interstate Fair in October. Miss Robertson is one of five Baldwin lovelies entered in the contest. The names of the four other contestants were not known Wednesday. The Miss Soybean Queen winner will receive a free trip to Cuba. Miss Robertson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Robertson, Pine Grove Road. Gulf Shores Lions Club Installs New Officers George Salley was installed as president of the Gulf Shores Lions Club Tuesday following a dinner meeting at the Lions Club Community Building. (' Dr. Loren D. Moore, zone chairman for Lions International conducted the installation ceremonies. Other officers installed were James Colidis, first vice president; J. F. Traylor, second vice president; John O. Sims, third vice president; Joseph Ward, secretary, and Earl J. Ashwander, treasurer. Also installed were Liston Cunningham, lion tamer; John W. Crawford, tail-twister, and Bill W. Crowell, J. P. Haddow, Marvin Pixton Jr., and Deal G. Almon, board of directors. Dr. Moore presented past officers pins to G. Monroe McLeod, retiring president, and C. H. Cor-nelison, Foley, retiring secretary. ' N i . 1 ' . : v., - ' I . - ;. -.- ' 'V- w fr- " fl ; 1 I f ) i - i t- - i ' '' ' " 1 '! J I " - - i CAPTAIN BRANTLEY INSPECTS FORT STEWART, Ga. "Sore thumbs" ca n be a hazard if the M-l rifle isn't properly loaded. Captain Tolbert M. Brantley (r), of Bay Minette, insures that Private Willie Frank HalL of 609 First Street, Bay Minette, emerges thumb intact prior to a small-arms firing test at Fort Stewart's "Dn range. The 108th, not short of crack marekmen, compiled some impressive firing scores. Hub City Negro Bound Over To Grand Jury Booker T. Jacobs, Robertsdale Negro, charged with the June 14 icepick killing of another Roberts-dale Negro, Macon Holmes, Tuesday was bound over to the grand jury by Justice of the Peace T. C. Hand following a preliminary hearing. Circuit Solicitor Kenneth Coop er said Jacobs' bond was set at $2500. Cooper said Jacobs is charged with killing Holmes by stabbing him in the chest with an icepick during a heated argument. The solicitor said Jacobs said that he told Holmes "to wash his feet before going to bed" and the argument ensued. Fairhope Elks Lodge Burglarized Of $100 The Fairhope Elks Lodge was burglarized Sunday night and over $100 was stolen, according to Fair-hope Police Chief Mickey Johnson. Johnson said entrance to the lounge where the money was hidden was gained by breaking through a screen door, two glass doors and a wood door. Dennis Keller, club bartender, said $75 was taken from a bank sack and over $25 more was stolen from a doll containing money for the club's college scholarship fund. Johnson said no arrests had been made "Wednesday. Final Rites Set Today For Smith, Baldwin Warden Funeral services for Fred Smith, game warden in Baldwin County for 22 years, will be held Thursday at 1:30 at Higgins Mortuary in Fairhope with interment in the National Cemetery in Mobile at 3 o'clock. Smith passed away Saturday at the Veterans Hospital in Biloxi following a lengthy illness. He had Deen in iaiung neann since an operation two years ago. Smith, 63, was a past-president of the Daphne May Day Assn. and was primarily responsible for the association's opening of the Daphne beach for public recreation and the construction of a pier at the beach. He was a past commander of American Legion Post 99, a member of the VFW, and Woodmen of the World. Smith served in WWI with the 313th Division in Europe. Smith joined Ringling Brothers Circus upon leaving the service as a foreman of grooms for the equestrian horses. He met and married Miss Clara Schwartz, the featured equestrian, in 1918. They quit the entertainment field and moved to Daphne in 1920. Smith is survived by his widow. Highways 90, 31 To Be 4- Laned In Future Years Smith Tells Chamber That Highway Program Will Benefit County Baldwin County will benefit greatly from the Federal Aid Highway Act program, designed to update the nation's highways during the next 11 years at a cost of over 33 billion dollars. Starr Smith, public relations director in Alabama for the Port--land Cement Co., told members of the Bay Minette Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night that two highways in Baldwin will be affected by the Act. Highways 90 and 31, both of which pass through Baldwin, will be four-laned and other improvements to expedite traffic also will be constructed, Smith said. STARR SMITH Smith said that the two highways will become part of the nation's Interstate Route System. He added that over 900 miles of state highways will be made a part of the Interstate system. Plans call for the eventual construction of a new tunnel south of the Bankhead Tunnel and a new causeway, to be elevated, north of the present Mobile Bay Causeway, he said. Smith said that an interchange, probably of a cloverleaf design, would be located near the tunnel at the intersection of the causeway. He said the new four - laned roads would be super - highways with designated entering and leaving interchanges. Bay Minette Masons Set Saturday Meeting Bay Minette Masonic Lodge No. 498 will hold a special meeting Saturday night at 7:30 o'clock to discuss important business matters. E. C. Eubanks, Whorshipful Master, urged all members to attend the meeting.

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