Cummings new doctor for Goodyear
ROCKMART – When Thomas Edwin Cummings, 31-year-old Rockmart physician and surgeon, became the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s plant physician, he succeeded the man who delivered him and for whom he was named, Dr. Thomas Edwin McBryde, who died in July after serving the plant since its opening in 1929.
Dr. Cummings is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Cummings, of Rockmart, and the grandson of the late Dr. Marion Cummings, widely known medical man of the horse and buggy days.
He serves the staff of the Rockmart-Aragon Hospital and maintains his private office here.
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 1962
Bears win in first round play
The Henderson-Frazier Bears registered a victory yesterday afternoon in the opening round of the Lindale Twig Baseball League’s double-elimination tournament.
The Bears pasted the First Baptist Giants 14-5, accumulating 12 hits as compared to seven for the Giants.
Connecting for the Bears were Michael Callaway with three-for-three, Gary Wright and Kenneth Gable with two-for-two, and Ross Crump, Jim Mathis, David Jones, Edwin Sitten and A. Turner with one each.
Rapping the ball for the Giants were David Muschamp with two-for-three, and Randall Stokes, Kenneth Corntassel, Wayne Dawson, Steve Treglown and Gene Reynolds with one apiece.
Forming the battery for the Bears were A. Turner and Kenneth Gable. Pitching for the Giants was Bill Waits, with Wayne Dawson doing the catching.
Friday, Aug. 17, 1962
Tech school prepares for September opening
Applications are still being accepted for the fall opening of the new Coosa Valley Vocational Technical School, Director Maurice Culberson said today.
Culberson stated that openings remain in the following courses: electronic technology, electrical technology, mechanical technology, industrial electricity, heating and air-conditioning, machine shop, automotive mechanics and business administration.
Day and night classes will be offered in all of these beginning in September with the exception of the machine shop and mechanical technology, Culberson said. These two courses are expected to begin around Oct.1.
Applications are being accepted at the school’s business office, located at 112 Hemlock St., in south Lindale, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Culberson said all applications must be made in person and that none would be mailed.
The director also announced that vocational office training classes will begin on Sept. 17, all of them offered at night. These courses consist of typing, shorthand, bookkeeping, business English, business mathematics, office machines, secretarial office practice and record keeping.
A course in mechanical drafting will also begin in September. “Anyone interested in taking this course should apply immediately at the school,” Culberson stated.
The school, which was constructed and equipped at a cost of around a half million dollars, will serve all northwest Georgia counties. It is designed to offer trade skills to high school graduates not going on to college and to allow workers already employed an opportunity to upgrade themselves.
Students are not charged a tuition for the classes, only a small monthly fee handles supplies.
Registration for the fall term will continue through Sept. 7.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1962
Campaign manuals tell voters how to lure support at polls
WASHINGTON (UPI) – The Democratic and Republican national committee have fired up the election campaign boilers with quiet an assortment of ways to win the voters over.
Both committees are out with campaign manuals which tell how to cultivate all types – young, old, laborer, professional, farmer – and once you have them on your side, how to get them to the polls in November.
The booklets go right to the basics.
First you contact the potential voters, extend warm greetings, talk their language, and try to make them sympathetic to your party’s aim. The business of the so-called issues is left to the campaigners themselves.
These basic mechanics also include telephone campaigns, literature, advertising, sound trucks, finances, poll-watching, publicity, precinct organization, volunteers, cultivating generous money donors and more, such as:
Novelty gadgets and badges, where to be seen, how to soothe ruffled feelings, where it is smartest to advertise and automobile bumper stickers which, the Democratic manual notes, are most effective on the front bumper.
Also mentioned is the business of analyzing how you won or, less happily, why you lost.
The GOP precinct manual contains a little piece of hopeful advice from Abraham Lincoln: “I do not deny the possibility that the people may err in an election, but if they do, the true remedy is the next election.”
That is the essence of what the national committees are trying to get over to every precinct worker in the nation.
As Lincoln put it on another occasion: “The whole state must be so well organized that every Whig can be brought to the polls. So divide the country into small districts and appoint in each a committee. Make a perfect list of the voters and ascertain for certainty for whom they will vote. Keep a constant watch on the doubtful voters and have them talked to by those in whom they have confidence. On election day see that every Whig is brought to the polls.”
That, almost a century later, is the objective of the two committees.