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TBT: THROWBACK THURSDAY – News from February 11, 1930

Throwback Thursday

February 11, 1930

From The Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Students Are Elected Into National Honor Society Of Tuscaloosa High

Ten new members from the senior class of the Tuscaloosa High School were elected to membership in the Druid Chapter of the National Honor Society at this school in the Tap Day exercises Monday, Those chosen to this honor were Christine Shirley, Gerald Little, Marshall Neilson, John Phillips Godfrey, Mabel Dominick, Louise Tabb, Mildred Spiller, Mary Louise Bell, Thomas O’Harrow and Elvira Cochrane.

Mary Courtney Catlin, president of the Druid Chapter, presided. Tom Birdsong led the devotional services. Cherokee Shirley delivered the welcome to the new members. Two other members of the senior class who were chosen to this honor last year were Harriett Finnell and Martha Smith.

Dean Dabney S. Lancaster, from the University, delivered the principal address of the occasion.

The members of this society are selected each year by the faculty. A student must rank within the highest third of the class in scholarship before he or she is eligible to membership. The other points on which the teachers make their selections are, leadership, character and service.

Members from the junior class will be chosen later in the term. Five per cent of the class may be chosen if they qualify.


George Healey, 46, Fatally Hurt By Electric Train

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 11.(AP) Struck by a suburban electric train early this morning, George Healey, 46, of Birmingham, Ala. Suffered a probably fracture of the skull and fractures of the right jaw, left arm and left hip.

Healey is said to have alighted from a street car at Murat and Canal streets, and to have stepped into the path of the train.

Advertisement for Lucky Strike Cigarettes promotes smoking to keep a trim figure and throat protection. The words at the bottom of the ad state: Lucky Strike, the finest Cigarette a man ever smoked, made of the finest tobacco – The Cream of the Crop – “IT’S TOASTED,” Everyone knows that heat purifies and so “TOASTING” not only removes impurities but adds to the flavor and improves the taste. – Your Thoat Protection – against irritation – against cough.

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  1. Jason Phillips

    These were the cigarettes I remember my late Grandpa smoking growing up as a child.

  2. Jeanice Fendley

    My Daddy smoked these for years 1

  3. Patty Davis

    A lot of Alabama is still harming themselves with cigarettes.

    1. Charles Moore

      We are among the top ten states for tobacco addiction and the diseases linked to it.

  4. Charles Moore

    My father smoked Old Golds. When I was young almost every adult I knew smoked. Taking up was what we did to prove we were becoming adults. By the time I was 35, quitting was very difficult but one of the best decisions of my life especially after seeing cigarettes put my mother and father in early graves.

  5. Brett Ballard

    “It’s Toasted” sounds soooooo good. 🙂

  6. Alvin G Rothe Jr

    My great-grandmother smoked them for more than 70 years…..go figure?

  7. John Clemmons

    When I was about 5 years old and had Asthma. The Dr prescribed a type of cigarettes for me to smoke that had some kind of med in them and people looked at me so funny when I was smoking them. They were probably that era’s attempt at a inhaler.

  8. Tina England

    my father n law smoked these and sadly passed away from lung cancer.

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