McCallie has rugged, big line of scrimmage
After knocking off Chattooga County last week, West Rome would like nothing better than to upset McCallie Friday at Barron Stadium — but, Coach Paul Kennedy says this is a lot easier said than done.
Like Rossville, McCallie has a big rugged line and a better-than-average backfield. And like Rossville, “they like to run over folks.”
West Rome will wind up its contact work this afternoon and will spend Thursday tuning up its offense. About the only advantage West Rome will have against McCallie is game experience, since this will be the initial contest for the Blue Tornadoes.
Meanwhile, injuries and sickness continued to plague the Chieftains. Dickie Sapp, sophomore tailback, missed Tuesday’s practice because of a virus; and Jerry Coalson is laboring with a sprained ankle; tackle Gordon Walden has a leg infection; guard Richard Edwards is still sidelined with sickness, and tailback Van Gray is favoring a bruised shoulder.
On the bright side of the ledger, fullback Jimmy Walden came into his own against Summerville and pushed his rushing total to 94 yards in two games. He’s the leader for the Chiefs in that department. Also, Walden has been punting exceptionally well thus far, averaging just a shade under 40 yards per effort.
Looking now at Friday’s opposition, Coach Harry Millican claims one of the biggest, burliest lines since 1956 and one which is especially rich in talent at tackle.
“We’re much deeper and stronger at tackle than we’ve been in a long time,” Millican remarked after sending his squad through a lengthy practice session. “On paper we look good – we’re two deep at every position except at left and where injury has taken its toll.”
Thursday, Sept. 13, 1962
‘Chick’ loses her eggs
NEW YORK (AP) – Here’s a story of a chick who lost 7,200 eggs.
The desk officer at a Manhattan police station perked up a bit Wednesday when a honey-haired blonde with sparkling blue eyes — trim even in dungarees and plaid blouse – strode in. He perked up even more when she told him:
“I’m a truck driver. I just came into town from Iowa and somebody hijacked a cargo of eggs off my truck.”
The 5-foot-5, 115-pound beauty is a truck driver. She helps her dad drive a 50-foot, 15-ton refrigerated tractor trailer over the country crating fruit, vegetables and eggs.
Jerilyn Chilcott, 20, from Auburn, Iowa, and her father, Mid Chilcott, came into town toting 600 cases of eggs. While they were in a diner, someone made off with 20 cases (7,200) of eggs. A detective accompanied Jerilyn outside the station house. There was a huge tractor-trailer. Jerilyn hopped behind the wheel and deftly backed the vehicle into a narrow space between two other larger trailers in the Washington Market area. Her father stood by and beamed.
Said Jerilyn: “We take turns, Daddy and I, each driving four hours at a stretch.”
Jerilyn is the youngest of five sisters — no brothers.
She didn’t argue when her father told newsmen:
“She’s smarter than most girls, except when it comes to boys. She never had a date, never dance or went to a party.”
Detectives are looking for Jerilyn’s missing eggs.
Sunday, Sept. 9, 1962
Member drive will be held by band club
Activities of the Model Blue Devil Band Club got under way Thursday night with the first meeting of the season being held in the Model auditorium.
Raymond Salmon, president, presided. Mr. Salmon commended Robert Henderson on his work with the bank in pre-school training and on the excellent performance of the band in their show at the Model-East Rome game. This is expected to be a very good year for the Blue Devil band.
Mrs. Joyce Salmon was appointed chairman of the membership committee, and the drive was off to a good start with most of those attending the meeting joining at once. Mrs. Salmon announced that all parents of band members will be contacted, and it is expected that membership will be 100 percent.
Mrs. W.T. Skelton was appointed chairman of the community calendar project. The calendar was one of last season’s projects and is known to the public and is expected to go over even better than last year. Anyone not contacted by the calendar committee may call Mrs. Skelton at 232-8547 and she will be glad to take his order. The drive ends November 1.
Mrs. Charles Dempsey, uniform chairman, made a report on the uniform situation with some recommendations.
Mr. Henderson discussed the activities of the band and their needs. It was decided to supply uniforms for the drum section so that their uniforms can be passed on to other members of the band in the band shows. There is much interest on the part of students wishing to perform but unable to do so because of lack of uniforms. Plans to order additional uniforms later were announced.
Mr. Henderson also announced that a Beginners Band is being formed in the Celanese School to give youngsters a chance to gain band experience before entering high school. Children in the band at Celanese are in grades five through eight.
James Brown, vice president, was placed in charge of a committee to work on plans of the Band Club in connection with the Halloween Festival sponsored by the Model PTA. The Band Club has been invited to participate in this project.
Frank Campbell, principal of the school, discussed with the club some changes that might be made in the band room which will give additional storage space and practice room. No action was taken but the club will look into the possibilities of this suggestion. The idea originated with Mr. Henderson.
Mrs. W.A. Causey is chairman of a committee to decide on the Band Club’s contribution to the school yearbook.
Mr. Salmon announced that the next meeting of the Blue Devil Band Club will be held on the first Thursday night in November.
Discussion was lively and interest was great at the Thursday night meeting and it is believed that the club will have a very successful year.
Friday, Sept. 14, 1962
Area beauties seek queen title at 14th Annual Coosa Valley Fair
Entries still are being received for the Second Annual Miss Coosa Valley Fair contest. Officials have announced that contestants already have been selected by eight area counties, and seven Floyd County high schools definitely will have entries in the preliminary contest to select Floyd’s representative.
Beauties entered thus far include Joan Wade of Bartow, Cheryl Brown of Chattooga, Mary Jane Cox of Cherokee County, Ala., Carol Gray of Dade, Shirley Whittle of DeKalb County, Ala., Ann Thompson of Gordon, Susan Holmes of Polk and Judy Anderson of Whitfield.
The 14th Annual Coosa Valley Fair opens in Rome Monday for a week’s stand, and the queen will be selected in a contest beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Miss Floyd County will be selected in a preliminary at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. High schools already committed to have entries include Armuchee, Cave Spring, Coosa, Johnson, Pepperell, East Rome and West Rome.
Debbie Drake, television personality and body-building specialist, will arrive in Rome Tuesday for appearances at the fair through Thursday. She and Jeanie Cross, Miss Georgia of 1962, who will visit the fair Thursday, will assist in judging the final contest Thursday night.
In addition, Miss Drake will make personal appearances at East Rome High School and Darlington Wednesday and at the YMCA and Berry Schools Thursday.
Miss Drake and Miss Cross will join fair officials at a dinner at the Forrest Hotel honoring the final contestants Thursday.