SNAP BACK IN TIME – Who was Miss Stanly of 1965?
Editor’s Note: In honor of its 140th anniversary, The SNAP will offer a glimpse at events of 40 years ago and beyond.
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1965
Grace Teresa “Terri” Stiller was Miss Stanly County of 1965.
She had captured the top honors at the annual Miss Stanly pageant Saturday evening, winning the crown over a field of 10 other contestants.
First runner-up was Judy Robinson of Mount Holly and third place was awarded to Jane Anita Cashinon of Charlotte, both of whom were students at Pfeiffer College.
The new Miss Stanly, a rising sophomore at Appalachian State Teachers College, was the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Stiller of Albemarle.
Four Albemarle men — Bobby Smart, Roger O. Eudy, J. Van Huneycutt and Jack Blankenship — had been sworn in as new members of the Albemarle Police Reserve.
Concerned For Albemarle’s Future
Eugene Coley, 18, of Albemarle, had been elected chairman of Youth Concerned for Albemarle’s Future, a youth group formed at a meeting Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church to help the Citizens for Christian Action wage its battle against ABC stores in Albemarle.
Airman Third Class Herbert M. Furr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Furr of Albemarle, had been graduated at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, from the training course for U.S. Air Force postal specialists.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael V. Poplin of Albemarle would travel to London, England, early in September to attend an international sales forum conducted by Combined Insurance Company of America.
Sept. 1, 1950
Arch F. Coleman of Southern Pines, one of the original 15 O.S.S. members selected for this nation’s counterspy operations during World War II, had addressed the Lions Club in a program arranged by Dr. Keith Wolf.
He predicted Iran to be the next trouble spot in the world and added that he expected there would be another 100 years of “semi peace” with such actions as that in Korea developing from time to time.
Friday, Sept. 8, 1980
Word was received in Albemarle from Congressman Bill Hefner’s office in Washington that Stanly County was one of 67 Tar Heel counties declared a natural disaster area because of the drought this summer.
The designation was made by the Farmers Home Administration in Washington and will enable Stanly farmers who have been substantially damaged by the drought to secure loans at a low interest rate.
The Albemarle and Stanly County Schools had a combined decrease in first day enrollment Tuesday of 277.
The Albemarle Schools enrolled 2,244, compared to 2,308 the first day last year, for a drop of 64 students.
The Stanly County Schools lost 213, dropping from 7,096 last year to 6,883 this year.
In the city schools, Central and West Albemarle were the only schools to show an increase, going from 400 to 403 at Central and 189 to 190 at West. The biggest decreases were at Junior High, which dropped by 20, and Senior High, which had 27 fewer students.
In the county schools, Norwood, New London, Oakboro, North Stanly and South Stanly were the biggest declines.
The Stanly County airport’s runway was expanding to 4,400 feet, sufficient enough to accommodate most small jet aircraft.
Friday, Sept. 3, 1965
A new brick building, 90 feet by 135 feet, was expected to be ready within the next few weeks to house the operations of Blaine Hosiery Mill in Locust. It was the first of two planned additions, after the completion of which the firm would employ more than 100 people.
Rev. A.L. Vanderburg had assumed duties as pastor of Pilgrim Holiness Church of Albemarle.
Sept. 5, 1950
Several local men had received their orders to report for duty in the Korean conflict.
Labe Little and Dr. Keith Wolf had been ordered to Fort Bragg. Gilbert Russell was to report to Camp Lejeune on Sept. 18 as a member of the Marine Reserve.
Leonard Gibson and Leslie Weaver were also called by the Marines. Bill Cooper had passed his physical and was awaiting a call to active duty.