Sept. 9, 1943, in The Star: Calhoun County’s Third American War Loan Drive got off to a flying start this afternoon as citizens bought approximately $600,000 in War Bonds, thus winning for the county the right to launch a bomber in Birmingham and establishing a solid foundation for the amassing of the county’s quota of more than $3.2 million. Also this date: What was regarded as a good start toward making eating establishments in Anniston and Calhoun County cleaner and more sanitary than they’ve ever been was accomplished yesterday afternoon at a session of some 60 operators. The health of soldiers who dine at off-post restaurants is the overriding concern in this matter; it was emphasized that Army authorities intend to see that soldiers don’t patronize places where contamination is possible. At the same time, they and health authorities understand that restaurant operators these days have a terrible time finding and keeping help even as they have more and more patrons to serve.
Sept. 9, 1993, in The Star: Memorial services will be Sept. 12 in Nashville, Tenn., for Lucian Boyd Lentz, former executive vice president of Classe Ribbon, who died yesterday at age 73. Lentz married the former Carleton Sterne of Anniston in 1942 and they would have three children, Lucy, Perry and Preston. Lentz served in World War II, during which Nazi Germany held him as a POW. He returned to Anniston where among other services to the community he pioneered youth football and baseball, helped found the Anniston Academy (now The Donoho School) and was the first volunteer for hospice when it started in 1987.