Then (1945), as now, city leaders wanted a new hotel to locate in downtown Anniston. Read the full story
Soldiers must look sharp and correctly turned out at all times — that was the word from Fourth Service Command Headquarters this week in 1945.
A building would be years in the future, but businessmen of the community knew the time was right, in the summer of '45, to get a civilian-based YMCA started here.
The chief of Anniston's police in 1945 wasn't kidding around: You kids quit shooting 22's and slingshots inside the city, or else there's gonna be some arrests.
Even though they weren't building guns and tanks to win the war against Japan, Anniston industries had a part to play in the war production effort -- as long as they could get enough bodies on the production lines to do the work needed.
A sort of "National Guard of the air" was envisioned by men who got together in 1945 to see about starting an air patrol in the Anniston area.
Believe it or not, there was a time when the local chamber of commerce had to brace itself and make ready for an economic boom time, not a recession. Of course, that was 75 years ago.
Anniston City Council, 1995: Yeah, you know that airport board we voted to get rid of? Turns out we need one of those if we want a foreign trade zone at the airport.
In 1945 Anniston law allowed the establishment of colonies of trailer-dwellers in town, as long as they maintained certain standards of cleanliness. One at 20th and Noble streets apparently did not.
Back before the internet and even universal telephone coverage, a newspaper's community news sections got the word out about who had been visiting whom, traveling where, or was having a church singing. Today from 1945, we include a bit about Sulphur Springs.
The hundreds of white Anniston school-age children in 1945 who enjoy socializing at the "Teen-Canteen" downtown in the Radio Building have apparently served as an example to adults in Lineville.
The city is coming up on an anniversary, and The Star is coming up on an open-house for an expanded plant, and the editorial writer is happy about what those developments mean.