SNAP Back In Time – From Oct. 7, 1966 – A permanent postmaster for New London had been appointed.

Published 3:30 pm Saturday, October 9, 2021

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

Friday, Oct. 7, 1966


The Richfield Civitan Club had made Civitan history in a meeting at Pfeiffer College when it chartered two junior Civitan clubs. Charters were presented to a Junior Civinette Club and a Junior Civinette School.


Processing had begun early Wednesday afternoon at the Norwood Stockyard for an estimated 1,600 head of feeder calves which would be sold at the second annual Norwood Feeder Calf Sale on Oct. 7.

These calves were expected to bring upwards of $200,000 and attract buyers from all over the eastern United States.

Last October 1,291 calves had been sold in one hour and 55 minutes, grossing $143,000.

Three hundred to 400 more calves would be sold Friday and prices were two to three cents higher.


President Lyndon B. Johnson had appointed Mary Evelyn Harris to be permanent postmaster of the New London Post Office. SHe had received her commission Sept. 29.


Second Lt. Gerald A. Rudisill Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Rudisill of Badin, had completed the Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia on Sept. 16, was was now stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.


The Albemarle Jaycees had contributed $300 to the Stanly County Public Library to make possible a new service by the library — distribution of slides and film strips on topics suitable for programs at meetings of adult groups and kindergartens.