From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, Sepember 7, 1961

Notice: Don’t shoot nuthin’ at nobody

Due to recent complaints received by Oneonta Police Department in regard to the use of pump guns, air guns, slingshots, etc., the department would like to bring the following ordinance of 1937 to the attention of each citizen:

“Be it ordained by the Town of Oneonta, Alabama, that, on and after the date of the passage of this ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any person, to shoot or discharge any pistol, shot gun, pump gun, air gun, slingshot, or other gun or instrument, throwing a projectile of any type, within the corporate limits of the Town of Oneonta, Alabama, except an officer of the law in the discharge of his duty, or a citizen in the protection or defense of his home or property.

“Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance or any of the provisions, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars and sentenced to hard labor for the town for not more than six months…”

Beecher Hyde, City Clerk-Treasurer
P.H. Handy, Chief of Police

$70,000 Youth Camp dedicated Monday

Over five hundred Woodmen of the World, their families, interested Blount Countians, and out-ofcounty visitors enjoyed dedication ceremonies at the WOW Camp at Brookside near Royal Labor Day.

Constructed at an approximate cost of $70,000, the camp is available to Sportsmen’s Clubs over north Alabama. These WOW-sponsored organizations are for boys and girls from ages 7 1/2 through 15, who come in separate groups at assigned dates with all expenses paid by WOW and accompanied by WOW chaperones and leaders. Some 350 youths have enjoyed the camp this summer.

Blount Countians serving on the thirteen-member Board of Directors are Leon Evans, Col. Peter G. Prucnal, and Lowell Hood.

Wagon Train trails to Chandler Mt.

Approximately 75 people participated Labor Day in the Wagon Train trip from Ashville to Chandler Mountain. Horse Pens 40, new recreation center on top of the mountain, was host to the Blount County Saddle Club. Dinner was spread for these visitors.

Winning first prize of $25.00 for best horse and rider was Ralph Morton of Blount County.