indulging in the wonderful hobby of “newspaper browsing” amongst the pages
of the Tuesday, February 20, 1962 Moultrie Observer – thanks to the
kindness of Moultrie’s Donald Broome!
Remember, you can see these pages on microfilm at the Odom Library in
Moultrie. Auntie Beth’s advice if you go to play amongst the old Moultrie
Observers? Pack a lunch! They are so much fun to read, you’ll not even
notice if you were to be locked in the library overnight!
you were in Moultrie in February of 1962, you could have gone to the High
School auditorium to see and hear The Wally Fowler Show. They were billed
as the “Original Chuck Wagon Gang” and “Georgia Quartet” (although the
photograph shows five performers!)
Sponsored by the Kendallwood Baptist Church, the tickets were $1.00 or at
the door, $1.50.
Belk-Hudson had an add for an outstanding selection of nubby weave
rayon and acetate materials (in the basement) for only 56 cents a yard!
could go to the second floor and buy boys dress pants for just $1.00 a
pair…On the street floor bath mat sets were $1.00.
bargains were for Wednesday morning “bargain day!”
Duggan “The Chevrolet Dealer” advertised a 1957 Bell Air 4-Door Chevy –
Hard top sport coupe, V-8, automatic transmission, radio, heater,
tutone white over yellow and whitewall tires…for $1195! (I’ll take
could buy a box of Brach’s “Morningside” chocolate covered cherries
for just 44 cents at G.C. Murphy Company at 15 East Central Avenue!
Rhodens offered “colored Kodak developing” at their downtown store!
could place an order for BBQ at Bannister Cash Store…their ad said,
“Bar-b-quing for the public…Every Friday. Must have orders by Thursday.
Bar-B-Q pork, turkeys, goats, lamb, beef. It’s good. Also have Bar-B-Q
and Brunswick Stew for sale at all times! Tallokas Road.
the sports page, the top local story was about “County
Basketball Tourney opens Wednesday afternoon!”
county elementary basketball tournament will get underway Wednesday
afternoon …in the High School gym.
from Hamilton will tangle with the squads from Okapilco in the opening
Thursday afternoon will pit Culbertson against Riverside at 1 o’clock in
the gymnasium at Spence.
second round will begin on Friday evening at 6 o’clock and continue
through Saturday. Semi-finals have been slated for next Monday and the
championships will be determined on Tuesday.
Doerun Bowling League the bowling standings included: Toney Brothers, F.M.
Taylor, Shepherd, F., Roberts & Cole, Doerun Milling Company and Crowell
Powder Puff League showed Moultrie Insurance Agency, Moultrie National
(Nickels) and Moultrie National (Pennies), Lasseters, Friedlanders and
There was an ad for the Moultrie Insurance Agency with the names Gene
Vereen, Jr., E. F. McLaughlin, Gardener Culpepper as the folks to call for
Sickness & Accident Insurance.
Dixie Fishing Timetable showed the best time to fish on February 20th
in the morning was at 1:30 AM…in the afternoon, 1:20. Fishermen were
advised to fish half an hour before and half an hour after the “best”