Snow forecast and, by golly, he was determined to have it
CEDARTOWN — It didn’t disturb A.G. Ward, a Cedartown businessman and a real winter sports enthusiast, when the weatherman’s forecast of snow didn’t materialize Wednesday. He just went out and manufactured his own. Actually, Ward had planned all along to try out a snow-making machine and with the forecast of real winter weather Wednesday, he figured then was an excellent time to do it.
It created quite a stir in the Ward neighborhood when the machine started blowing out a steady stream of artificial snow. In a matter of minutes the entire front lawn at the Ward home was covered – the only lawn in the entire neighborhood so decorated.
Naturally with sub-zero weather blanketing Northwest Georgia the snow will likely remain for several days. Just
to make sure, though, Ward plans to add another layer today or tomorrow.
Sunday, Jan. 20, 1963
Johnson Wildcats, Fairmount split in cage doubleheader
With four players scoring in double figures, the Johnson Wildcats turned back Fairmount on the local court Friday night, 63-51, to break even in a twin bill, as the invading sextet nipped the Wildcat girls in the lid-lifter 46-44.
Tony Bryan and Jimmy Stansell “took charge” of the hoops for the ‘Cats, and when the smoke had cleared away, the home quintet had rolled to their 11th victory of the season against only two defeats.
Bryan tallied 19 baskets and Stansell 15 for the contest. But Winfred McCrory and Richard Ashmore also came in for their share of the hoop laurels – connecting with 12 and 10 in order, to give their mates the upper hand throughout. They maintained period leads of 16-14, 37-24 and 50-35.
Jim Green and Sid Taylor, with 18 and 16 points for Fairmount, were not enough to offset the well-rounded basket display of the Wildcats.
Carolyn Green, who wound up the game with 24 points for the Fairmount sextet, fired in the winning basket with but three seconds left in the game.
Lannis Johnson, with 22 points, and Lenore Johnson, with 20, kept the Wildcats in the game all the way. Fairmount had a 15-9 quarter spread and 24-19 at the half.
Pat Thurman and June Foster were also in twin figures for the victors, scoring 12 and 10 in order.
Monday, Jan. 21, 1963
Rome youths most absent-minded Carnegie Library book borrowers
Wouldn’t you know it! Teenagers and students always long on energy and short on time, are the most absent-minded book borrowers at Carnegie Library.
Librarians report that the younger folks, above all other library users, take books out, read them and then lay them aside – often forgetting to return the books until long after an overdue notice has been sent and fines imposed.
As expected, more overdue books are evident during the holidays.
Fines paid to the library for overdue books are dispersed in a number of ways. Much of it goes to the American Lending Library for books. Some of the fines purchase needed equipment and the remainder is used as petty cash fund for such things as stamps.
Another interesting fact reported by the library is that the trend now is toward non-fiction books, economics and autobiographical works – rather than the mushy love stories and wild science fiction adventures.
Carnegie Library employees explained the trend by pointing out that true adventures are now being written in a more appealing manner, such as Robert Ruark’s “Uhuru,” which is another in his series of stories of South Africa.
“White Nile,” by Morehead, follows the line of intriguing tales of the exotic and native. Having read this, people soon return to the library to check out Morehead’s “Blue Nile,” which they may have missed.
“Advise and Consent,” by Allen Drury, the turbulent web of political dramas. A new novel by Knebel and Bailey, “Seven Days in May,” also a Washington drama, should prove as popular with readers as the Drury saga, librarians said.
One feature offered by Rome’s Carnegie Library is fast increasing in popularity – the lending of famous paintings, include works of the Masters and many contemporary artists. This is operated similarly to the book rental, for a period of four weeks.
The paintings are acquired by the library with a fund set up in memory of Julia Dean Anderson, a former Roman, by her nephew. Many of the paintings are bought through Mrs. Frank Russell, others through the National Gallery and New York Graphic Society. All are framed, and most of the framing is done in Rome.
Carnegie now has 60 paintings, and more than 30 of them were taken out of the library through the holidays. Carnegie Library has a current active membership of over 14,000 Rome and Floyd County citizens.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1963
Boston surgical team rejoins severed limbs
BOSTON (UPI) – Twice within eight months two separate teams of surgeons have accomplished what once would have been called the impossible – rejoining severed limbs.
The two cases involved ultimately may prove to be unsuccessful. But the very least these surgeons have proved is that rejoining severed limbs for an extended period of time, perhaps indefinitely, is no longer an impossibility.
Their initial efforts someday may lead to a reduction in the number of persons who lose limbs because of accidents.
Last May, Everett Knowles, 13, of Somerville, Mass., had his right arm completely severed by a train. Last week, William Hunt, 37, a husky ex-Marine, had his left leg 90 percent severed about halfway up his thigh in an automobile accident.
Today, both the youngster and the man have these limbs attached t their bodies though the final results may not be known for many months.
The Knowles surgery, done at Massachusetts General Hospital where a team of surgeons was waiting for just such a case, probably was the more difficult of the two. The boy also probably has a poorer chance of regaining partial or full use of the limb.
Everett’s arm was severed just below the shoulder and the bone broken in half. The doctors first sutured arteries and veins, then rejoined the bones with a steel rod and finally sewed the arm back into place.
The boy, a Little League pitcher until his accident, still must undergo additional operations yet to be scheduled. These will involve the rejoining of nerves, perhaps the most difficult surgery of all.
Without the nerves, the arm would be virtually useless, though there was a pulse and the limb was warm.
Should this surgery fail, Everett might eventually lose the arm. Doctors are hopeful this will not be necessary.
In the Hunt case, the limb involved, the leg of a 200-pound, 6-foot male, required a substantially different technique.
Instead of suturing the arteries and vein first, the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital doctors decided the limb had to be stabilized first.
They operated in relays, first rejoining the bone, then the vascular system and finally the muscle tissue.
A major difference between the two operations was in the nerve systems. The boy’s nerves all were severed. The intact 10 percent of Hunt’s leg included the all-important sciatic nerve.
Hunt now is able to wiggle his toes. Knowles has yet to move a finger because of the detached nerves. He does have some feeling in his arm.