Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

Series: Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past | Story 40

March 29, 1951

Private Eugene Crowe was reported wounded in action in Korea.

General Shoe released a statement to dispel “ridiculous rumors around the city” that “the outcome of the [Mayor] election May 3rd will determine whether General Shoe will move the Hohenwald plant to another location or not.” General Shoe held an impartial position concerning local politics in each community where they operated. “General Shoe is in the business of manufacturing shoes—not politics in the remotest way… General Shoe very positively will not be affected one way or the other regardless of who is or who is not elected mayor.”

The staff of “The General” newsletter, published by employees of the Hohenwald Genesco plant, were presented a framed certificate for superior accomplishment at the annual Reporter’s Conference held in Nashville.

A number of coon hunters were recently fined for hunting out of season in various parts of the state. The Lewis County Herald added, “We failed to notice the names of any of the local boys on the list as we suppose they got thru, since they had been hunting them since August.”

Sgt. A.F. Carden of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Recruiting would be in Hohenwald at the Post Office and Court House each Friday to recruit volunteers for military service.

The following news items were reported about residents serving in the military: Rufus Akers, Jr. volunteered into the Army on March 8. Bobby Tucker was inducted into the Army on March 8th. Clovis Anderson volunteered into the U. S. Navy. William Dobbins completed eight weeks of training at the Medical Replacement Training Center at Broeke Army Medical Center.

A surprise homecoming was celebrated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Poore.

Funeral services were held for John Sharpe, 77; and for William Warren, 58.

The U-Tote-Em Store advertised that free American Ace coffee would be served in person by Elmer and that free gifts would be available for children at the store on March 31.

“I Shot Jesse James,” starring Preston Foster, and “Silver City Bonanza,” starring Rex Allen, were the Friday and Saturday night double feature at the Strand Theatre.

March 30, 1961

A front-page editorial in favor of a city garbage collection service was published. “Public apathy toward a questionnaire sent out by the City of Hohenwald some time ago has been quite discouraging. [It] seems to have created no concern or interest whatsoever, as there was practically no response to it…. We cannot have proper, sanitary garbage disposal in our town without it being on a fee basis… So, let us suggest to you that you fill out your questionnaire in the affirmative… so the problem can be worked out at the earliest date possible.”

Hulon Dunn was elected president of the Lewis County Junior Chamber of Commerce by members of the Lewis County Jaycees.

Harry Hooper was selected as Jaycee of the Year for his outstanding participation in the local club during the year.

The annual Shrine Junior League Paper Sale held on March 26 collected a total of $1,375.46, the largest amount collected here (at that time).

Gary Edwards graduated from U.S. Army basic combat training.

The following births were announced: Ricky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cotton; and Barry Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Fields.

Raymond Clay was honored for his birthday with a dinner hosted by his wife.

Martha Goodman was honored for her 82nd birthday with a celebration held in Nashville.

Mrs. John Baker was honored for her 84th birthday with a dinner at her home on Swan Avenue.

Funeral services were held for Theo Barnes, 78; John Goodman, 80; and for H. M. Gordon, 84.

Easter specials advertised at Seaton’s Super Market included a dozen large eggs for $0.49 or three dozen country eggs for $1.00, two boxes of Jello for $0.19, three packages of Swans Down cake mix for $0.89, and a 25-pound bag of cobbler potatoes for $0.89. Ready-made Easter baskets were available at the price of $0.98, $1.69, or $1.98.

“Gone with the Wind” starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, was the week-long feature at the Strand Theatre. “The Magnificent Seven,” starring Yul Brynner was the Saturday movie at the Highlands Drive-In.

April 01, 1971

The 1971 Senior Class of LCHS would present their Senior Play, “Deadly Earnest” on April 2.

Mollie King was honored for her 86th birthday with a party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fenton Watson.

S. T. Bates was honored for his 88th birthday with a dinner held at the community room of the Hohenwald Bank and Trust Company.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Anderson celebrated their 50th anniversary with a dinner at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church fellowship hall.

Funeral services were held for James Knighten, 32.

WMLR advertised that a special, one-hour radio broadcast consisting of gospel singing and remarks from Reverends Edward Grimes and Ottis Parris of Michigan would be aired on Good Friday.

“Sudden Terror,” starring Mark Lester, and “de SADE,” starring Keir Dullea and Senta Berger, were the weekend movies showing at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.

April 02, 1981

Daniel Atkinson was appointed Director of the Lewis County Civil Defense to replace Jesse Staggs who resigned.

Malcolm Clayborne, on behalf of Tennessee Division of Forestry District Seven, was presented the Fire Protection Award for having the best fire record in Middle Tennessee.

A total of $346 was collected during the Heart Fund Gospel Singing held on March 20. All proceeds were added to the Heart Fund Drive.

A Hohenwald resident who was an instructor at the Tourney Center Prison was arrested on charges of bringing a controlled substance into the penal institution with the intent to distribute it to inmates.

The LCHS Panther baseball team opened the 1981 season with a 5 to 2 win over Hickman County. Barry Hinson was the winning pitcher, allowing only 5 hits and striking out eight.

Christy James and Doug Barber were named Lewis County delegates to the 34th annual Tennessee 4-H Congress.

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hankins announced the birth of their son, Jordon Matthew.

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Spears celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception held at their home.

Funeral services were held for Jennie Vaughn, 84; and for Alton Whitwell, 58.

“Cheaper to Keep Her,” starring Mac Davis, was the weekend feature at the Highlands Drive-In Theatre.

March 28, 1991

Two tornadoes hit Hohenwald and Lewis County on March 22, killing an infant, destroying structures across the city and county, and injuring at least 14 residents. Residents banned together on March 23 and 24, picking up debris which was carried away by other volunteers. The Civil Defense and other volunteers made a house-to-house canvas in areas most heavily damaged.

The Palm Sunday Paper Sale held March 24 collected donations totaling $3,204.18.

An “Operation Fourth of July” Bash was being planned in Hohenwald and Lewis County to coincide with similar activities across the nation.

An adolescent alcohol and drug treatment center and mental health treatment center was ready to open. The building, which would house 24 beds, was located adjacent to Lewis Community Hospital.

The first annual children’s talent show was planned for April 6 at the Rod Brasfield Community Playhouse.

Melba Rasbury received a bronze pin based on customer reply service at Suburban Propane.

“He’s Alive,” an inter-church play production, was scheduled to be staged March 29 through 31 at the National Guard Armory. The event was sponsored by the Lewis County Ministerial Association.

The LCHS Senior Play was rescheduled for March 26. It was postponed after the tornado hit Hohenwald.

Terry Cunningham won the Pro division at the Midsouth Championship event in the Hare Scramble Series on March 17.

Alton and Carol McBride announced the birth of their son, Ethan Richard.

Funeral services were held for Veary Crouch, Jr., 19; Donna Hinson, infant; Rolan Johnson; Billie Kulhawik, 55; Andrew Pace, 59; Betty Wise, 67.

March 29, 2001

Eula Allison was selected for inclusion into the Tennessee Teachers Hall of Fame by the Fame Board of Governors. Mrs. Allison spent 40 years teaching in Hohenwald and was nominated for this honor by some of her former students and colleagues. The inaugural ceremony would take place on April 20 at the Opryland Hotel.

UT Extension Lewis County was featured in the Chamber Spotlight column.

William Jones and Richard Totty were both honored for 35 years of continuous service with the Dana Corporation.

The LCHS Lady Panther softball team defeated Hickman County with a score of 2 to 3 and defeated Loretto with a score of 3 to 2.

The LCHS Panthers defeated Hampshire with a score of 13 to 2. Kip Kelsey, Kyle Hamm, and Brad Page all had homeruns.

Daniel Seiber graduated from U. S. Army basic training.

Residents from Lewis, Hickman, Perry, and Wayne Counties celebrated National Quilting Day with a program held at the Hohenwald Housing Authority activity room.

The following births were announced: Alexandria Danielle, daughter of Brian Willis and Kathy Carroll; Dawson Blake, son of Hollie Edwards; and Blake Alexander, son of Callen and Amy Hays.

Funeral services were held for James Alexander, 66; Irene Cotes, 84; Waco Lay, 82; Willie McNabb, 88; and for Eleanor Troupe.


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