News Alive in Fifty-five

As recorded in pages of The Southern Democrat for 1955

Assist With March of Dimes

Oneonta High school Dance Band, under the direction of John M. Maley, has raised over $100 [in excess of $900 in today’s value] for this year’s March of Dimes drive. Jimmy Wadsworth, member of the band, is shown presenting a $55 check to Jack Ashley, 1955 county chairman, of the dance given by the Junior Chamber of Commerce to raise funds in the drive against polio.

Jerry Hallman, Charles Gargus, Marvin Logan, Billy Burtram, John Maley, Lee Wayne Hartley, and Kenny Massey also appeared in the photograph article.

February 10

Merchants Committee Completing Plans For Big Blue Bell Day Here Saturday

Short talks by Mayor John Hendrix and W. E. Latture, manager of the Oneonta Blue Bell Plant are expected.”

June 9

Farm Bureau Insurance Adds to Staff

Dick Guyton general agent of the Alabama Farm Bureau Insurance Service announced the addition of Idolphus Miller of Blountsville to personnel M. E. Pass of Cleveland and Reba Murphree in Oneonta. June 30