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Jack Harwell, RIP

Postby William Thornton » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:52 pm

Surprised my mod friends didn't note this.

Harwell was my state paper editor until Al Mohler replaced him. In those days the state papers controlled the news flow and almost all were adamantly anti-CR. He is remembered as a free press guy but few of the editors in the early CR days were as biased. Ironically, he did much to advance the CR. Just my opinion.
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Re: Jack Harwell, RIP

Postby JE Pettibone » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:16 pm

William Thornton wrote:Surprised my mod friends didn't note this.

Harwell was my state paper editor until Al Mohler replaced him. In those days the state papers controlled the news flow and almost all were adamantly anti-CR. He is remembered as a free press guy but few of the editors in the early CR days were as biased. Ironically, he did much to advance the CR. Just my opinion.


Ed: Thank you William for bringing this sad note to our attention. I Met Jack Harwell through Teliea, who had been the combination Minister of education/Minister of Music at FBC in Fort Myers. When he was Editor of the INDEX it was one of my two favorite state Baptist Papers.
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Re: Jack Harwell, RIP

Postby Neil Heath » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:59 pm

We plan to attend the memorial service for Jack on Saturday, the 26th.
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Harwell and Lolley played baseball

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:39 pm

at Samford, old Howard College in Bama if I am not mistaken.

I think I mentioned elsewhere I was at Wieuca Road Jan 25 88 when Bill Self had his classmate Lolley in town right after Harwell was fired by William Thornton's friends.

In 68 He called Martin King his brother and his circulation went down ten thousand. Jill Lepore in her chapter Battle Line in her great book These Truths follows the insights of Wuthnow in Rough Country to show the connections of Phyliss Schlafly and the Birch Society underpinnings that drove Pressler, Adrian Rogers and Jesse Helms.

And it took down Jack Harwell too.
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