SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 30, 1966

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SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. 

Friday, Sept. 30, 1966


Eva Adams, the 29th director of the United States Mint, Washington, D.C., would open the 1966-67 Pfeiffer College Convocation Series with an address on Oct. 4 at the college.

She would speak on the topic “making money” in a convocation sponsored by the Pfeiffer College Student Government Association.

One of the highest ranking women officials in Washington, Adams had been named director of the Mint in 1961 by President Kennedy.

Under her administration, she had led in the updating of Mint laws, the enlarging of Mint facilities and the construction of a new Mint in Philadelphia.


Albemarle weatherman W.J. Rowland had been recognized for 25 years of service to the U.S. Weather Bureau.

Winston L. Hurst of Columbia, South Columbia, Weather Bureau representative for Western North Carolina, had presented Rowland with a 25-Year Service Pin at his home. He had served as local weather observer since 1941.


Rev. J. Shepherd Russell Jr., pastor of First Presbyterian Church, had been elected to serve as president of the Stanly County Ministerial Conference for the coming year.

In this position he would succeed Rev. Wiley I. Rutledge, pastor of West Albemarle Baptist Church. Other officers named by the ministers were Rev. Robert Clinard, pastor of Bethany Methodist Church, vice president and program chairman; Rev. Leroy Calder, pastor of North Albemarle Baptist Church, secretary and treasurer; and Rev. James R. Faggart, pastor of the Albemarle Methodist Circuit, chairman of the radio ministry.


New 1967 model cars to be shown this weekend in Albemarle would be bigger, more powerful, more luxurious — and safer. Morgan Motor Company had a “first” in the industry this year on its new Pontiac cars. The windshield wipers were recessed at the bottom of the windshield.

One brand new car, the Cougar, was being shown by Auten Motor Company, Mercury distributors.

Cadillac had added a front-wheel-drive model called the Eldorado.

The flashy new Camaro highlighted the new Chevrolet cars, and the new Plymouth this year was the GT-X.