Looking Back … 50 years
Published 4:15 am Wednesday, July 5, 2006
July 5, 1956
Lee M. Otts, local attorney and county solicitor, took over Friday as president of the Brewton Rotary Club, succeeding C.C. Huxford, Jr., who will now serve as vice-president. Kelly Strain was named secretary-treasurer of the organization.
The Ritz Theatre advertised show times for “Guys and Dolls” with Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blain. Showing at the Eagle Drive-In was “All that Heaven Allows” starring Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman.
Classified Ad: Reduced for Quick Sale: Especially well-built 3-bedroom home on quiet street near schools. Bedrooms paneled in cedar, cypress and pine. Extra large living room and kitchen, and separate dining room. $13,000.
The Fair Store advertised three racks of summer dresses at a reduced price. Dresses regularly priced up to $7.95 were reduced to $5.