Looking Back… 50 years
Thursday, June 23, 1955
New officers for the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Jaycettes were installed Friday night at the Brewton county Club. Charlie Land and his wife, Jouette Land, will head the two civic organizations. Other officers and directors are Ruby Horton, Mrs. Jack Henderson, Ruth Barker, Ruby Long, Betty Steele, Bruce Long, Busey Garrett, Dewey Barker, Floyd Steele, Jack Henderson, H.O. Moorer and Horace Travis.
Ed Leigh McMillan, president of T.R. Miller Mill Co., has resigned as chairman of the Alabama Savings Bonds Committee. He asked to be relieved in order to devote more time to his business.
Brewton is one of 33 Alabama cities with less than 25,000 population approved for funds to combat and prevent slums in Alabama.
Three leading Southern Presbyterian ministers will give a series of talks at the Adult Conference of th Mobile Presbytery Saturday and Sunday at the Presbytery's Bonnie Beach camp south of Brewton. Speakers include Dr. Daniel Rhodes, the Rev. William P. Anderson and the Rev. John M. Crowell.
The County Welfare Department reports applications for assistance soared in May and June following the repeal of the Relative Responsibility Law. The law provided that a child was responsible for the care of his parents. Now, a child no longer has any responsibility to his parents, which may qualify them for old age assistance if they are over 65.