From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, Oct. 23, 1947

Senator Hill Discusses County Hospital Senator Lister Hill, State Health Officer Dr. D.G. Gill, and Probate Judge E.C. Hudson told an audience at Blount County High School on Thursday evening about the efforts the national, state and county governments had made to give Blount County a hospital. Senator Hill and Dr. Gill assured the audience that the one-third of the money to be furnished by the national government and the one-third to be furnished by the state government was available. Mr. Hudson told of the difficulties the county was having in meeting its one-third due to the continuous rise in building costs. He doubted that the $100,000 bond issue which the voters of Blount County had authorized last November would be sufficient.

Blount Downs Stubborn Cullman 12-6 Although outplaying a stubborn Cullman Co. eleven in almost every department Friday night at Cullman, the Blount Redskins had to come from behind to edge by the Bearcats 12-6. Trailing 6-0, Foust, Sawyer, and Towns took turns jarring the Bearcats until Towns cracked over from the 2 to tie the score in the second quarter. After the half, Sawyer ripped around left end for 27 yards on the winning march and then two more times plunged into the line to score the points. Blount then kicked off with Cullman completing a pass for just three yards to end the game.

Blountsville To Have Donkey Ball Game The Donkey Ball Game which is being sponsored by American Legion Post No. 144 and which will play one night only Oct. 29 at the High School football field at Blountsville is billed as the Sensation of the Nation. It promises to be an evening packed with plenty of laughs. All of the players except the pitcher and catcher are mounted on donkeys and they must ride from base to base. The announcer will use a public address system to give a play by play description of the event so it can be heard in all parts of the park. The game will be played between Blountsville and Oneonta.