Fricks aiding school with art, photography talents
Many people are needed to contribute their ideas and talents in order to obtain a growing and worthwhile school.
West Rome High is proud to have many of these people contributing their part to the school. A person such as this, who sets a fine example is Benny Fricks. Benny is interested in art and photography which consist of a portion of his donation to West Rome.
Few people at West Rome knew of Benny’s interest in art until he was in the 11th grade when he drew pictures representing Shakespearian characters. He was praised for this excellent work and constantly asked questions as to how he learned how to draw.
His answer was simply that he had never had art before, but he had been interested in it for a long time. He actually learned his talent from books that he studied on the subject.
Benny’s artistic ability will be observed by many people this year, for he was appointed art editor of the West Rome yearbook.
Adding to his talent, he became interested photography and purchased his own camera with money he earned as a Rome News-Tribune carrier.
His knowledge of photography enabled him to be appointed the photographer for the school paper and the school
yearbook. In addition to these jobs, he is developing pictures for the Boys’ Club annual.
Besides these activities, he is engaged in others around the school, which include the projection squad and being a homeroom representative for the Student Council.
Last year, the Rome News-Tribune offered him an all expense paid trip to California and Disneyland for being the Best Carrier of the Year.
Outside of school activities, Benny is a member of the Youth Broad Methodist Church and president of the Methodist Youth Fellowship.
With all these talents and activities, it is easily said that Benny Fricks contributes his portion and more to the growth of West Rome High School.
Monday, Dec. 10, 1962
Bernstein’s chauffer facing double charges
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) – The sleek new four-door convertible of New York Philharmonic Conductor Leonard Bernstein sits outside the Camden County jail here.
Bernstein’s chauffer and valet rests behind bars, charged by the FBI with deserting not only his employer but also the U.S. Marines.
The FBI said that Pfc. Lucky Earl Beckwith, 2-, of Hancock, N.Y., picked up Saturday, was held pending a decision on prosecution procedure.
Sheriff Willie Smith said Bernstein was telephoned in New York and expressed surprise that his driver was still supposed to be in the Marines.
“All I know is that he let me out at a recital Nov. 24 and never did pick me up again,” Bernstein was quoted.
Georgia State Patrol Cpl. W.A. Seymour halted the Florida-bound car for speeding on U.S. 17 near here.
Marine Pfc. Kenneth Willard, 20, Kalamazoo, Mich., who was driving, posted an $18 bond Sunday and was released to return to Camp Jejeune, N.C. the FBI said he was on weekend leave at Jacksonville, N.C., when picked up by his old friend, Beckwith, missing from Lejeune since Sept. 24.
Beckwith in the interim has lived among the high and mighty of the musical world after winning a job with Bernstein. The sheriff said the Marine explained that he was recommended to Bernstein by mutual friends.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1962
Berry Jerseys earn power index ratings
Registered Jersey cows owned by the Berry Schools have recently completed official production records giving them cow power index ratings. This rating indicates how many times their body weight in milk they have produced during their recent lactation.
The cows and their records are as follows:
Berry’s Design Polly – 9,958 pounds of milk, 558 pounds of fat, 305 days, 09.6 index rating; Berry’s Design Ruby – 10,130 pounds of milk, 504 pounds of fat, 299 days, 11.2 index rating; Berry’s Jester Rosa – 10,452 pounds of milk, 478 pounds of fat, 305 days, 13.0 index rating; Berry’s Basil Pearl – 9,215 pounds of milk, 570 pounds of fat, 296 days, 09.0 index rating; Berry’s Fillpail Leda – 10,044 pounds of milk, 550 pounds of fat, 305 days, 09.8 index rating; Berry’s Pompey Adele – 10,297 pounds of milk, 514 pounds of fat, 293 days, 09.9 index rating; Berry’s
Bruce Beauty – 8,882 pounds of milk, 552 pounds of fat, 305 days, 09.6 index rating; Berry’s Bet Sylvia – 9,983 pounds of milk, 564 pounds of fat, 305 days, 09.3 index rating; Berry’s Sultan Alice – 11,157 pounds of milk, 653 pounds of fat, 303 days, 09.9 index rating; Berry’s Design Volunteers – 10,855 pounds of milk, 596 pounds of fat, 305 days, 11.7 index rating; Berry’s Prince Baby – 9,894 pounds of milk, 594 pounds of fat, 305 days, 08.8 index rating; Berry’s Prince Mary – 10,727 pounds of milk, 635 pounds of fat, 305 days, 10.8 index rating; and Berry’s Prince Dancer – 10,338 pounds of milk, 579 pounds of fat, 305 days, 11.6 rating.
“These records are further proof that a dairy cow does not have to be big to be most efficient and profitable,” a spokesman for the American Jersey Cattle Club said.
“Realizing that we must obtain all the efficiency possible under today’s dairying conditions, the American Jersey Cattle Club launched their cow power program as another service for owners of registered Jerseys.”
Thursday, Dec. 13, 1962
East Rome students give Yule program
Students of the East Rome Elementary School last night presented their annual Christmas pageant at the East Rome High School Auditorium.
The program was under the direction of Mrs. Adies Holiday. The narrators for the program were Trudy Donahue and Fred Griffin; the angel, Gail Metcalf; Mary, Linda McPhee; Joseph, David Towe; shepherds, Phillip Worthington; Mac McKinna, Steve Ragsdale, Gary Price, Bill Jenkins, Richard Garson; wise men, David Culbreth, Robert Huff, Larry Webb.
The students robed in white sang carols with Miss Jo Ellen Foss at the organ and Mrs. Wayne Culbreth at the piano.