From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 25, 1968

Offered by local merchants –

Mink Trimmed Coats – $36.99

Save on Mustangs – 1968 Hardtop – reduced to $2401.79

Aluminum handle, rip-proof 30 qt. Ice Chest – $1.99

Coffee, with chicory – .59c lb.

Ice Milk – 1/2 gal. – .39c

One group Summerettes – $2.99

Muslin sheets Fitted, $1.99; Flat, $1.79

Spin drying washer – $2 weekly

Free Ivory Soap with every 10-gallon gas purchase at county and area Texaco Stations.

The annual Blount County Red Cross meeting will feature capping new volunteers, electing officers, and discussing the Christmas gift bag project for servicemen in Vietnam.

Post office service curtailed

All regular Saturday window service will be discontinued and collection of mail from street deposit boxes will be adjusted to conform to the generally less frequent Sunday collection schedules. This is because of a congressional mandate to cut back federal employment to 1966 levels.

Lightning kills cattle

Lightning killed four cows and three calves in Blountsville at Black Warrior Angus Farm last Thursday. During the rain storm, the animals had come from nearby woods to a huge pecan tree standing in the open. Mr. Floyd’s father herded them back to the woods, but seven returned later and were standing under the tree when lightning struck.

Village Views

No serious sickness around Liberty to report. Little David Hudson is sporting a broken arm around in a cast, but it doesn’t seem to alter his pace. He was seen climbing the ladder, reaching the rope, and ringing the church bell Sunday. He is small, but realized the hour had come for folks to get busy in the house.