Hallowe’en carnival to be staged in Lindale
Things will be jumping Saturday night in the Pepperell High School building and in Leonard Gymnasium, where the annual Hallowe’en carnival will be in full swing.
A rollicking good time is promised all members of the family through a variety of the family through a variety of activities and entertainments. Doors will swing open at 6 p.m.
Supper items will be on sale in the lunchroom.
First grades will sponsor a white elephant sale; the second grade a hat sale; the third and fourth grades a county store; and the fifth grades a fish pond. Also included in the carnival will be a dart throw game, movies, a spook show, a sweet shop, basketball throw and bean bag throw. The Band Parents’ Club will sponsor a cake walk.
The carnival is being sponsored by the Pepperell Dragon Club, assisted by the Band Parents’ Club and the Parent-Teacher Association. Proceeds derived will be used for various school projects.
“Come one, come all,” the sponsors urge.
Friday, Oct. 26, 1962
Rome firemen kept on run by minor blazes
Cold, dry weather kept the Rome Fire Department busy Thursday evening and this morning answering some five alarms.
The first alarm was answered at 12:55 p.m. yesterday to the Lindale subdivision, to the residence of Clifford Martin, on Nelson Street, where a defective stove flue was the cause of a fire which resulted in considerable damage to the residence. Companies 3 and 7, along with the Lindale Fire Department, answered the alarm.
A grass fire on Cedar Avenue at 1:54 p.m. was the cause of an alarm but no damage was reported. Companies 1 and 2 answered the alarm but Company 1 was turned back before reaching the fire.
Defective wiring was the cause of a fire which did considerable damage to the residence of Alice Hudson of 3 Mayfield St. at 2:55 p.m. yesterday. Companies 2 and 3 went to the fire.
At 9:07 p.m. yesterday Companies 1, 2, 3, 7 and he ladder truck went to the DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street where a defective gas furnace did small damage but caused no interruption of the movie.
Companies 1 and 3 were called at 9:04 this morning to the 1200 block on Maple Street where a hot water tank was leaking, but both companies were turned back before reaching the scene.
Sunday, Oct. 21, 1962
Model shatters jinx to clip Trion, 13-7
TRION – A tremendous team effort in the second half fired the Model Blue Devils to a hard-fought, suspense-filled victory over Region 3-B foe Trion Friday night, 13-7, to snap a seven-year victory drought at the hands of the ‘Dogs.
The two teams went into the contest with high hopes of coming out with a clear-cut lead in sub-region competition.
Trion started the scoring with a first period drive following the opening kickoff. The Bulldogs used power plays and quickies to account for much of the yardage during the drive and covered the distance in 12 plays.
Model received a break in the waning minutes of the second period when the Bulldogs fumbled at their own 30 yard line. The Blue Devils stormed the 70 yards with Joe House and Flip Latimer covering most of the yardage behind the strong blocking of Gerald Sargent and Jimmy Maynor, right tackle and end respectively.
House pranced over from the four yard line with less than 40 seconds remaining on the clock. The PAT attempt fell short and Trion held a 7-6 lead at intermission.
Although Trion held the upper hand during the first half, Model came back in the second half with a team-effor that Coach Ralph Tuggle described as “the best he has seen.”
The Blue Devils received the opening kickoff and drove 66 yards for their second touchdown. The drive consumed much of the time as it required 17 plays for the six-pointer.
The entire drive took place on the ground with the exception of the scoring play when quarterback Latimer drilled halfback Ralph Davis with an 18-yard scoring pass. House ran the PAT.
Trion was able to pick up six first downs in the first half, but they managed only two in the second half as the Blue Devils tightened up their defense to annex the victory.
Tommy Mitchell topped the Blue Devils on offense as he churned for big yardage from his fullback spot, while Harold Bryan, halfback for Trion, proved to be a thorn in Model’s side.
The victory for Model was their first since 1955 against Trion when they whipped the Bulldogs by the same score 13-7.
Model outgained Trion on the ground, paced the passing with 33 yards as compared to 11 for the Bulldogs by the same score, 13-7.
The Blue Devils will invade Coosa Friday in another big region contest for Model, while Trion journeys to Gordon Lee.
Monday, Oct. 22, 1962
Love always finds a way
WORCESTER, England (UPI) – Mrs. Louisa Lloyd, “love-struck” at age 90, announced Sunday night she will marry the 82-year-old man she climbed a fire escape to catch.
Louisa and her intended, William Crane, are both residents at an old people’s home here. It will be her third marriage, Crane’s second.
“It was love at first sight,” Louisa bubbled today. “I met William on a park bench. He was a bit shy, but finally he got around to inviting me to have a cup of tea with him.”
“I was love-struck,” she said.
“He was living in another old people’s home at the time and I made it my business to visit him there regularly,” she said. “Once he was confined to bed with a cold and I was forbidden to visit him.”
“That didn’t daunt me,” she said. “I went up the fire escape and William was waiting at the top to welcome me.”