Times have changed

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fifty years ago, in 1967, the Brewton Lions Club was planning on having a sale of barbecue to benefit members of the Brewton Junior Police to provide funds for them to take a trip to Washington, D.C.

Who were the Brewton Junior Police? I am unaware of this organization.

The Brewton Quarterback Club was planning to have a talent show with proceeds to go to the club to provide a scholarship of $400 for an athlete from T.R. Miller High School.

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Danley Furniture Store had a sale and one of the items for sale was a Jamison mattress, selling for $39.50.

Things have changed with time. Have you priced a good mattress lately? It will blow your mind when you do.

Billy Cook and Pascal Riddle, both policemen with the Brewton Police Department were promoted to lieutenants.

Candy McDowell was chosen Campus Favorite at Gulf Park College in Long Beach, Miss. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. McDowell of Brewton.

After several years in the planning and building, there was to be an Open House at Jefferson Davis Junior College on April 16, 1967.

There were several pages in The Brewton Standard congratulating the new school by local merchants and individuals.

Burglars failed in their attempt to get into a safe at Southern Pine Electric and were caught and arrested while they were trying to open the safe.

I think they were ill prepared for their little misadventure. But, that is what happens to crooks.

In a look back to 25 years ago (as of 1967 looking back to 1942) it was noted that the largest class of graduates in the school’s history was getting ready to receive their diplomas at W.S. Neal High School. There were 33 seniors in that class.

Four youths were charged with beating another student, Dan Downing. Apparently the attack had to do just with Downing as his companion was not beaten.

It was announced that C-F&M Branch Bank was planning a new site on Hawsey Street behind the Brewton Heights Shopping Center.

I could be wrong but I believe that this was the building that would later house a computer business, that was known as Magnolia Belle.

A truck driven by a T.R. Miller Mill employee was killed when a log fell off the truck and hit him. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the local hospital.