March 26, 2009
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - April 1, 1999
Leon Rountree, who was proprietor of the Holly Springs Theatre until in burned in 1972, received a movie poster from “Cookie’s Fortune” production company. The poster features photos of the stars in the movie and includes the phrase “Welcome to Holly Springs...home of murder, mayhem and catfish enchiladas” under the movie title.
National Audubon directors treated to southern hospitality
Board members for the National Audubon Society traveled to Holly Springs from far and wide last week to conduct their quarterly national board meeting. About 100 members came from Alaska, Hawaii, Wyoming, California, New York, Maine and other places. This is the first time that the group met in the Southeast. Mayor Eddie L. Smith presented a key to the city to National Audubon Society president David Flicker, who is from New York.
25 Years Ago - March 29, 1984
Pilots receive new members
Initiated into membership of the Pilot Club of Holly Springs recently were Jo Fleming, Bunnie Tomlinson, Betty Scott and Eleanor Crawford. Presiding at the initiation service was Nina Work, outreach coordinator, assisted by Betty Fitch. Hallie Chatham read the Code of Ethics.
Science fair winners
The District I East Science Fair was held March 19 at Marshall Academy. Eight area schools competed. Winners are: Angie Wilson, Bill Spencer, Judy Winters, Meriwether House, Jeanne Norman, John Moulton, Kim Spencer, Debbie Redding, Kim Floyd, Preston Knight and Pam Kloha. Mrs. Donald Crain, MA science teacher.
Track crews with the Burlington Northern Railroad were adding finishing touches Saturday morning to repairs on the section of track where 29 cars derailed last Thursday. Railroad cars loaded with rock spread a fresh layer on the section of track. Although trains were able to get through by Friday night, work continues this week on the cleanup of the wrecked boxcars and disposal of foodstuffs loaded in the cars.
50 Years Ago - March 26, 1959
Annie Lou Hoffman elected officer in Germany
Annie Lou Hoffman has been elected secretary of the Non-Commissioned Officers Wives’ Club of Copenhagen, Germany. Mrs. Hoffman is the wife of SFC William C. Hoffman and is the former Annie Lou Holbrook of Holly Springs.
The first watch
The first watch was invented about 1500 by Peter Henle, who lived in Nurnberg, Germany, relates The World Book Encyclopedia. For this reason, and because of the round shape, the first watches were called “Nurnberg Eggs.”
Edison Storage Battery
In 1901 Thomas A. Edison developed and patented the nickle-iron-alkaline storage battery. Because of its excellent characteristics, this type of battery is still used today in such equipment as trains, ships, railroad signals and radio installation.
Stop and think
People wouldn’t be running around in circles if they’d stop and study all the angles.
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