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Looking Back… 50 years

By Staff
May 5, 1955
The commanding officer of Co. "F," Brewton National Guard company, has been officially notified by the State Military Department that Brewton is in line for a new armory. The new Guard meeting place, which will be located on Douglas Avenue north of E. Jackson St., is expected to cost $100,000.
A bill to provide free textbooks for all children from the first through 12th grade in school has been introduced in the legislature by Rep. Malcolm Edwards of this county.
There have been no cases of polio reported in this county since children in the first and second grade received Salk anti-polio shots recently.
No trains passed through Brewton today after a bridge on the main line of the Louisville &Nashville Railroad burned near Bay Minette last night.
Fourteen new members of the official board of the First Methodist Church of Brewton were elected by the recent quarterly conference, the Rev. J.F. McLeon Jr., pastor, said. New stewards include Jack Hines, Cecil Knox, M.W. Franklin, C.C. Fountain, Virgil Spivey, Virgil Jernigan, T.E. Watson, Dr. E.O. Scharnitzky, J.W. Walding, A.L. Lynn, H.H. Walker, Mrs. T.C. Brannan Sr., Ed Potter and Sam Holladay.