From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, April 29, 1954

James B. Allen Addresses Large Crowd At Ball Park

Lt. Governor James B. Allen, of Gadsden, brought the Allen-For-Governor Bandwagon to Oneonta last Monday night and spoke to a large crowd on the ball park behind the Grammar School. With Allen was Leslie C. King of Gadsden who spoke briefly and introduced the Lt. Governor.

Mr. Allen cited his record of 16 years in the House, Senate, and as Lt. Governor working for schools, increased teachers’ pay, farmers’ farm-to-market roads, and the state and people as a whole. Mr. Allen stated that if elected Governor the door to the Governor’s office would be open to all to discuss their problems.

He distributed his platform which states that teachers’ salaries would be raised at least $500 per year. He also reminded the people that he is the only candidate who was born, reared, and still living in North Alabama.

This Fisherman Has Proof!

Willard Phillips of Oneonta caught the big one! Mr. Phillips caught a big-mouth bass weighing 6 1/4 pounds and measuring 24 inches in length. He caught the fish at Town’s Creek, Guntersville on April 1st while fishing with Willie Phillips. Mr. Phillips stated that he used a Revelation line, Lazy Ike lure, and South Bend reel to land the prize specimen. As soon as Mr. Phillips returned to Oneonta, he took his catch to the Western Auto Associate Store to have it weighed and measured.

W.R.E.C.A. Entertains At Dinner Meeting

The Warrior River Electric Co-operative Association entertained a large group of Blount County farmers, businessmen, and officials Friday evening, April 23, at a dinner, served in the private dining room of the Gold Star Cafe.

Among those attending the meeting were E.J. Bevis, Wiley P. Gordon, S.O. Miller, Hugh Nash, and George P. Rice.