Springers sweep pair; Tigers, Fairmount split
The Cave Spring High basketeers grabbed both ends of a twin bill last night on the home court as they turned back Armuchee, and the Adairsville Tigers split a pair with invading Fairmount.
The Springer girls opened the program with a 36-6 romp as Carolyn Coalston and Glenda Brandon hit for 18 and 11 points. Armuchee managed only one field goal, and four three-throws.
A well-balanced Cave Spring quintet led throughout, showing quarter leads of 4-2, 16-6 and 25-12. Ross Thomas and John Sims had eight points each for the winners, and David Cargle had five as Armuchee’s best.
George Hayes poured in 28 points and Jerry Abernathy 16 as Adairsville outdistanced the Fairmount ‘5’, 61-41.
After a 15-7 quarter upperhand, the Tigers coasted in, showing other stop leads of 34-16 and 50-23. Seth Bowen’s 13 points led Fairmount.
The Fairmount lassies, with all forwards in twin figures, took the lid lifter, 48-25. Patsy Thurman’s 21 baskets paced the visitors, and Mary Rose Gulledge flipped in 10 for the losers.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 1962
Cheery greeting goes with Yule seals at post office
Miss Katherine Phillips, who operates a concession stand in the lobby of the Rome Post Office, has a nook that should be called “The Sunshine Corner.”
For 14 years Katherine has sent all who pass her way each morning on their way to work with a ray of sunshine to start the day. No matter how dark the day there’s always a smile and a cheery “Good Morning” and “I’m just fine.”
Among other commodities in her shop through December you will find that “Kay” has Christmas Seals ready and waiting for those who may not have received theirs through the mail. So if you did not receive yours this year, stop by when you are downtown and Katherine will see that you have seals for your packages and cards for the holiday season.
The Bartow-Floyd-Polk Tuberculosis Association this week salutes Miss Phillips for her contribution to the Christmas Seal campaign each year.
Friday, Nov. 16, 1962
Charity shoot offers Thanksgiving fare
Sportsmen will be given an opportunity to obtain a turkey or a ham for Thanksgiving dinner, and at the same time, contribute to the Christmas Charity Fund of the McClain-Sealock Post of the American Legion.
The two-package deal will take place at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon when the post stages the third in a series of turkey and ham shoots on the Pepperell High School athletic field. All proceeds will be used to help the less fortunate at Christmastime, and the public is invited to take part.
Participants are asked to fire their own shotguns, but shells will be furnished by the Legionnaires. Under the rules, the use of .410 shotguns is prohibited.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 1962
Vandiver spry for ‘lame duck’
ATLANTA (AP) – For a lame duck governor, Ernest Vandiver is a mighty spry young fellow.
He has only nine more weeks before completing the four-year term to which the voters elected him in 1958. Then he’ll turn control over to Carl E. Sanders.
But from the pace Vandiver is setting, an observer would get the idea that he’s running for office again.
“This is no lame-duck year,” he said in a speech at Ellijay two weeks ago. A quick check of his calendar Saturday showed he has nearly 20 speeches to make in the next six weeks. Some of the towns and cities where the speeches will be made include Atlanta, Gainesville, Athens, Sea island, Marietta, Cochran, Lavonia, Hartwell, Columbus and Milledgeville.
The event at Columbus Dec. 18 will be a “Vandiver Appreciation Day.” Several of the others involve dedication of new National Guard armories, a program Vandiver has been pushing ever since he was adjutant general 10 days ago.
Usually a governor in the tag-end of his administration just coats, with hunting and fishing trips providing a good deal of the coasting.
But Vandiver is getting a tremendous kick out of his busy schedule these days.
He continues to tell news conferences that he’s retiring to the practice of law and a little farm in January – that he has given no thought to running for governor again in 1966.
But those closest to the 43-year-old governor predict right and left that the name of S. Ernest Vandiver will be on the ballot for the 1966 Democratic primary election.