Fire damages Broad Street restaurant
A fire of undetermined origin Wednesday damaged Charlie’s Café on upper Broad Street.
The blaze was discovered about 6 p.m. and was confined to the kitchen of the restaurant, operated by Charles Siegler, Fire Chief W.T. McKinney stated. Light smoke damage was inflicted, however, on Security Insurance Co., DeSoto Beauty Shoppe and Robbins Furniture Co., reported stated. Companies 1, 2, 3 and 7 and the aerial ladder truck answered the alarm and were on duty at the scene almost two hours.
One fireman, Roy Gresham, 30, 408 Woodward St., suffered a back injury while fighting the blaze. He was carried by a Stevens-Davenport ambulance to Floyd Hospital for treatment and then dismissed.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1962
That argument’s settled
LOS ANGELES (AP) – John Parris wanted to buy one car. His wife wanted to buy another. They argued Tuesday as they drove. Suddenly, Mrs. Paris gestured with the sack containing the family savings. “Buying that car,” she said, speaking of
her husband’s choice, “would be like throwing money away.”
Out the car window went the sack of money. It disappeared down a storm drain. In it, said Parris, was $2,500 in cash.
Parris slammed the car to a halt. Mrs. Parris jumped out, lunged for the money – and almost got stuck in the drain herself. They could see the sack, lying 15 feet away. Parris called friends, sheriff’s deputies and a road department crew to help him. As they tried to reach the sack with sticks, a plumber’s snake and a fish line, an attendant at a nearby gas station decided it was time to wash down the driveway with a hose. The water poured into a drain, down the drain and to the sack.
As the would-be rescuers watched helplessly, the sack floated away. Parris and his wife drove away – in their old car.
Monday, Sept. 24, 1962
14,223 fair-goers vie for Pepperell gifts
Persons registering at Pepperell’s booth at the 14th Annual Coosa Valley Fair, staged last week in Rome, numbered 14,223.
On display in the impressive exhibit, in which the emphasis was on “Color,” were Pepperell fabrics and a variety of other Pepperell products.
Winners of the 10 attractive prizes offered by Pepperell were announced today. The gifts will be mailed to the winners. First prize, a Pepperell blanket, was won by Juanita Lee, of 201 Goodwin Drive, Summerville.
Second prize, also a Pepperell blanket, went to Mrs. Ervin L. Powell, of 136 Shoreline Dr., Rome. Third prize, a Pepperell sheet gift set, was won by Bob Bowling, of 8 Castlewood Dr., Rome.
Fourth prize, a Pepperell sheet gift set, went to Mrs. J.W. Sutton, 12 Central Ave., Lindale. Fifth prize, a Pepperell pillow case gift set, was won by Mrs. N.G. Whittcheek, of 202 Airport Rd., Rome. Sixth prize, Pepperell fabrics, went to Mrs. W.L. Stairett, of 2005 N. Broad St., Rome. Seventh prize, Pepperell fabrics, was won by J.E. Davis, of 311 Edgewood, Rome.
Eighth prize, Pepperell fabrics, was won by Mrs. Ellis Whitehead, of Rome Route 6. Ninth prize, Pepperell fabrics, was won by J.H. Luckett, of 304 Flora Ave., Rosemont Park. Tenth prize, Pepperell fabrics, went to Mrs. Grady Taylor, of 2018 Highland Circle, Rome.
Friday, Sept. 28, 1962
Dragons, Green Wave in Saturday fray
Hopes are fervent on the Pepperell High School campus that the Dragons will be able to make Homecoming a joyous occasion tomorrow night when they tangle with the Green Wave of Valley Point High from Dalton on the Lindale gridiron. Game time is 8 p.m.
The Dragons will be shooting for their second straight Region 3-A South victory, having made an auspicious region debut last week by beating North Cobb 12-0. At the moment, the Lindaleans have a 1-0 region record and a 3-2 overall chart. They have won from Johnson, Coosa and North Cobb while losing to Calhoun and Model.
Head Coach Otis Gilbreath said today he contemplates making three changes in the line-up that opened against North Cobb. Plans call for Jimmy Brumbelow and Tony Taylor to replace David Erwin and Charles Waldrop at the halfback posts and for Bobby Jordan to start at one of the tackle spots, Coach Gilbreath said.
Barring last-minute shifts in personnel, the following 11 will answer the initial whistle:
Ends – Glenn Studdard and Ned Beard.
Tackles – Robin Harris and Bobby Jordan.
Guards – Ronnie Baldwin and Larry Cook.
Center – Dan Bohannon.
Quarterback – Johnny Mathis.
Halfbacks – Jimmy Brumbelow and Tony Taylor.
The invading Green Wave is highly regarded by Pepperell scouts, who saw the Valley Pointers roll over a Class AA Ringgold team 13-0 on September 14.