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Don’t go near water

I guess the funniest story I saw in the newspaper was about what was showing at the Ritz Theater.

The marquee downtown had people doing double-takes when they saw “This Property Condemned” was the movie being shown at the time. What was even funnier was the fact that another movie named “Don’t go Near the Water” was showing at the same time as flood waters entered the downtown area.

The Brewton Police added a new piece of equipment in their fight against crime. A radar gun was used for the first time and within a two day period, police handed out warning tickets to 35 people. These stops were made on Alco Drive and Belleville Ave.

Dr. Dale Moody, an outstanding Southern Baptist theologian, came to Brewton to be a part of World Day of Prayer.

Dot Moore, a television personality from WALA in Mobile, was on hand to narrate a fashion show put together by the Civic League. I remember Dot Moore. When I first came to Brewton, she had her own talk show that aired every day at noon.

The Brewton Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet and Martha Wood Posey, Ben Kelly Strain and Mrs. David Lang were given service awards.

According to the official weather lady, Clara Peevy, there was so much rain fell in such a short time that St. Joseph was flooded.

The W.S. Neal Student Council voted to clean up the area around the school building. The students painted and built bleachers for the gym.

Now that is impressive.

T.R. Miller Band came back from New Orleans, having lost the Dixieland Contest.

Do you remember S&H Green Stamps? Well, most of the time they were given out at the grocery stores, but there was an ad in The Brewton Standard for the stamps to be given out at Peoples Motor Co. If a new or used car was purchased, the buyer received S&H Green Stamps.

The Brewton Civic League marked its 50th anniversary with a tea. The ladies were all dressed up with their gloves on. It’s been a long time since I wore gloves, except during the winter.

Last, but not least, a big decision was made to allow women jurors to serve for the first time in Civil Week of Court.

Just think, only 50 years ago and women were just getting this privilege.