Nov. 1, 1943, in The Star: Hobson City has exceeded its quota in the War Chest drive by raising $312 against a goal of $250. It was the first drive of this nature ever conducted in Hobson City, where Mayor Howard Cunningham served as chairman of the effort. A victory rally was held there yesterday afternoon. Also this date: Another local young man has left college to go into service with the Navy. He is John David held, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Held. An Anniston High School honors graduate, Held was an outstanding student too at the University of Alabama, where he was editor of the yearbook, the Corolla. He was a cadet major in the ROTC and lived with fellow ZBT-ers in their fraternity house. Additionally: Little Howard College, for the first time in its football history, will be favored over the team from the University of Alabama when the two meet next Saturday at Denny Stadium. The change in presumed fortune, resulting from the vagaries of wartime football, is a strange one for Howard [now Samford University], which in the past was merely a cakewalk team on the Tide’s schedule. The two have played 20 times since 1906 and the best Howard has achieved was a 7-7 tie in 1935. This year, however, due to draft rules, Alabama’s team, strictly a pick-up affair, is made up of 17-year-olds and draft-deferred students.
Nov. 1, 1993, in The Star: A Veterans Day parade has been scheduled for Anniston for Nov. 11, but stirring up interest in it, such as to secure the appearance of marching bands, has been a chore. Veterans themselves have had to do the organizing. Nonetheless, the parade will have the Shriners, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and representatives from the National Guard and other military units. Also this date: The low temperature in Anniston this morning was 27 degrees, tying the low for the date set in 1930. Yesterday morning even brought a few snow flurries.