Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....
First National Bank moved
into its new location at the Cameron Ackerman intersection
from its previous home.
A con artist known as “Foxy
Grandpa” came before a Lexington judge who concluded:
“Things look mighty crooked
but, as I don’t have enough evidence against you, I guess I’ll
have to let you go.”
R. W. H. Kennon, former
Reporter publisher purchased
The Cameron Herald.
FORTY YEARS AGO....
A multi-million-dollar ingot
casting plant was announced
for Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations.
United Steelworkers of America Local 4895 “sold” its old
union hall to the South Milam
Association for Retarded Children (SMARC) for one dollar.
After 17 years as superintendent in the Rockdale ISD, J. M.
Moorman announced he would
retire.
TWENTY YEARS AGO....
Rockdale residents on opposite

sides of the country rode out
two powerful hurricanes, Jay
Brown (Hurricane Andrew) near
Miami, Florida, and Walter and
Barky Michalke (Typhoon Iniki)
in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Early contract negotiations
between Alcoa and United Steelworkers of America broke off in
Pittsburgh.
Reporter f ree-lance p hotographer N. E. (Zeke) Alford
Jr. was knocked unconscious
on the sidelines of the Rockdale Fairfield game, in Fairfield.
He recovered.
TEN YEARS AGO....
The Texas Railroad Commission unanimously approved
plans to proceed with Alcoa’s
proposed Three Oaks Mine in
Lee and Bastrop counties.
Matinee Musical Club’s “Musical Memories” Show drew a
crowd of 250.
An $800,000 Texas Lottery
winning ticket was purchased
in Rockdale, but the winner
was a San Antonio resident “just
passing through.”


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