Gypsy Joe returns to Rome on this week’s mat card
Gypsy Joe, one of the top grapplers in the business, will return to Rome Saturday night, after an absence of two years, to headline this week’s wrestling card at Memorial Gym at 9 p.m.
Gypsy Joe will team up with Pedro Godoy to meet the popular team of Chief Little Eagle and Chief Crazy Horse in the main event of the evening. The bout is scheduled to be a best two out of three falls with a one-hour time limit.
The roving Gypsy has promised that he and his partner will make a quick job of the match.
There will be two other all-star matches of 15 minutes each preceding the main event.
Monday, Oct. 8, 1962
Love letters of Roman to be published soon
NEW YORK (AP) – For years, Mrs. Eleanor McAdoo has been waging a personal campaign to convince the public that her late father, President Woodrow Wilson, was a warmhearted, humorous persons, not in keeping with his popular image as a man of chill reserve.
She has rounded up some of his love letters to his first wife, a Georgia Peach, in an effort to prove her point. They will be published in the October issue of American Heritage Magazine, and later printed in expanded form in a book titled “The Priceless Gift.”
The letters, edited by Wilson’s only living and youngest daughter, were sent to Ellen Louise Axson of Rome, Ga., during her 1883-85 courtship with her husband-and-president-to-be. The replies of “Miss Ellie Lou,” as Wilson called her, are included in the published correspondence.
“Can you love me in my every humour? Or would you prefer to think of me as always dignified?” wrote Wilson, then 25 and a struggling Atlanta attorney, early in his courtship with the girl of 22.
“I am afraid it would kill me to be always thoughtful and sensible, dignified and decorous,” he added.
At another point he wrote, “I suppose there never was a man more dependent than I am upon love and sympathy.”
Just before the couple – the children of Presbyterian ministers – were married in June 1885, Wilson appeared still not sure that his bride-to-be knew him completely.
He was studying at Johns Hopkins University at the time.
“How can a fellow in Baltimore write a lecture on Adam Smith when he’s forever thinking of a girl in Georgia?” – and he penned this note of love:
“It may shock you – it ought to …. To learn that I have a reputation amongst most of my kin and certain of my friends for being irrepressible, in select circles, as a maker of grotesque addresses from the precarious elevation of chairseats, as a wearer of all varieties of comic grimaces, as a simulator of sundry …. burlesque styles of voice and speech, as a lover of farces, even as a dancer of the can-can. …
“But you’ll find out soon enough what an overgrown boy you have taken as your ‘lord and master’.”
Miss Axson assured him she would take him as he was. She bore him three daughters, one of whom was Mrs. McAdoo.
Mrs. Wilson died in the White House Aug. 6, 1914, and Wilson married Mrs. Edith Bolling Gait, a widow, Dec. 18, 1915.
Wilson died in Washington, Feb. 3, 1924, at age 67. His second wife also died in the capital last Dec. 28 at the age of 89.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1962
Hog room only
BELLEVUE, Ohio (AP) – The hogs were hogging the whole house after a truckload of them smashed into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Weller.
A truck trailer loaded with 126 hogs crashed into the two-room house on Ohio 18 near here early Tuesday, demolishing the house and dumping several hogs in bed with the Wellers. Twenty hogs were killed.
Weller and his life, Carol, both 20, were treated at a hospital for shock and abrasions. James Kessler, 21, of Carey, the truck driver, also was treated and released.
Sunday, Oct. 7, 1962
West Rome’s ‘Four Fellows’ rocketing to musical fame
Although the “Four Fellows” have already become well known throughout Rome, they are still rocketing up in the local music field.
The group, all students at West Rome High School, is made up of Butch Mowry, Sid Garwood, Smitty Cummings and Jimmy Brewer.
These boys began their quartet in preparation for Chieftainacts (a yearly talent presentation by the student body), not knowing that they would later be called upon to perform again. After Chieftainacts, they received many invitations to sing. They began with two guitars played by Burch Mowry and Sid Garwood. Later adding the banjo, played by Sid Garwood, the bass fiddle played by Butch Mowry, and the Congo drum played by Smitty Cummings.
Jimmy Brewer plays the guitar.
Each one of these boys plays in the Chieftain marching and concert bands and is talented in playing two or three different musical instruments.
Their songs are mostly folk songs and ballads that have been sung by the “Kingston Trio”, but they add, their own personal touches.
Since their first appearance the “Four Fellows” have sung at civic clubs, luncheons, meetings, the Coosa Valley Fair and many other places. They were heard on the radio and were requested to have some recordings made for use on the air. Some of their recordings were sent to a record company in Nashville, Tenn.
Whether the boys will continue to sing after this year is still under consideration. Two of the boys will graduate.
Butch and Sid are seniors and Smitty and Jimmy are juniors.
The “Four Fellows” proved that although they have had much success, there can be embarrassing moments. When they were performing at a club, two of them began one song and two began another. The boys realized their mistake but not until the audience was roaring with laughter.
Another embarrassing moment was on the radio when the guitar pick got caught between the strings and the sound came out “pling” instead of “twang.” The “Four Fellows” made it through these moments and they will have many more whether they will be fortunate or embarrassing.
The boys have no special leader of their group. They just get together and decide what to do and how to do it. These boys have made West Rome mighty proud of them and from their efforts and success will continue to do so in the future.