Holidays over, students head back to classes
Rome and Floyd County public and private school students return to classes this week after a holiday vacation that lasted more than two weeks for some.
Elementary students burned out of Old Main High Elementary school classrooms will begin double sessions until a new building is constructed . When classes resume Wednesday, children previously in classes at the Main High building, grades one, two and three, will attend school from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Grades five, six and seven and G section of the eighth grade will be in class from 12 noon until 4 p.m.
Floyd County students who attended the school will be reassigned with all first and sixth graders going to the Mary T. Banks School; third, fifth and seventh grade county students to the Anna K. Davie School.
M.S. McDonald, Rome City School superintendent, said that bus drivers will allow children to get any books left in the Main High building before rerouting them to other schools.
Fourth graders who attended makeshift classrooms at the fairgrounds will resume their regular schedule. Other students at Rome City and Floyd County schools will return to regular classes Wednesday, as do the students at Thornwood. Berry College, Mt. Berry School for Boys and Shorter College will resume classes on Thursday. Darlington and St. Mary’s close the holidays with classes beginning anew on Friday.
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1963
Nikita toasts new year with soft words, threats
MOSCOW (UPI) – The Soviet Union started the new year today with fresh pledges of support for Cuba and a stand-pat approach to most other East-West problems.
Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev mixed veiled threats and soft words in New Year’s toasts and messages to world leaders, but he produced no political bombshells as he occasionally has in the past.
There was no sign that 1963 will bring any major changes to Soviet policy on such questions as Berlin and disarmament.
Speaking of Cuba during a toast at a Kremlin New Year’s Eve ball, Khrushchev said the crisis showed that Soviet armed forces must have “new, modern weapons.” He did not elaborate, but he warned that Russia could destroy a capitalist aggressor “in a matter of hours – short hours.”
The premier’s year-end message to Cuban Premier Fidel Castro stressed “unbreakable, brotherly, Soviet-Cuban friendship.”
The Soviet army newspaper, Red Star, pledged that Russia “will never leave Cuba in the lurch. Revolutionary Cuba will not remain defenseless.”
Khrushchev told East German Communist leader Walter Ulbricht that the German question was among those “whose non-regulated status carry a serious danger to world peace.”
But the Soviet leader mentioned no new proposals or a deadline for a Berlin settlement, and he made none of the usual threats about signing a separate peace treaty with the East German regime if the West balks at accepting the Kremlin’s terms.
On disarmament and a nuclear test ban, Khrushchev repeated the Soviet claim that “the capitalists have only talked about disarmament” while the Russians are ready to do something.
In a reference to the deepening ideological rift between Moscow and Communist China, the Soviet premier admitted differences existed within the Communist camp. But he warned that the Communist nations will stand together in the face of any interference from capitalist states.
Thursday, Jan. 3, 1963
Mrs. Barry Smith heads Lindale Garden Club
Mrs. Barry Smith was elected president of the Lindale Garden Club yesterday afternoon at the club’s January meeting at the home of Mrs. S.H. Williams. She succeeds Mrs. Russell Lester, and will assume her duties in April.
Named to serve with her were Mrs. R.L. Gilbert Jr., vice president, and Mrs. Jack Robinson, secretary-treasurer (re-elected).
Mrs. James W. Mathis, chairman of the nominating committee, reported on the new officers.
During the business phase, over which Mrs. Lester presided, the roll was called, minutes were read and the treasurer’s report was given by Mrs. Robinson. It was announced that the State Garden Club convention would be at Ida Cason Callaway Gardens, opening May 9. It was decided not to enter a scrapbook in state competition, but that the club would keep one for reference. Various committee reports were heard.
Horticulture tips were offered Mrs. J.W. Sutton.
Preceding the program, shrimp sandwiches, toasted almonds and petite-fours were served by the hostesses, Mrs. Robert J. McCamy, Mrs. J.H. Stegall and Mrs. Williams. The refreshments were enjoyed with coffee, poured by Mrs. Vance Cathey.
Films of “Gardens and Flower Arrangements of Williamsburg” were shown for the program. Mrs. Barry Smith read commentaries for the films as Mrs. Olan Cosper, program chairman, operated the projector.
Present, besides the hostesses, were Mrs. Alton Branch, Mrs. Vance Cathey, Mrs. Olan Cosper, Miss Loyce Douglas, Mrs. R.L. Gilbert Jr., Mrs. O.W. Jenkins, Mrs. Scott Johnston, Mrs. E.L. Kizziah, Mrs. Russell Lester, Mrs. James W. Mathis, Mrs. Bill Morton, Mrs. Willard Nixon, Mrs. Jack Robinson, Mrs. Barry Smith and Mrs. J.W. Sutton.
Friday, Jan. 4, 1963
Prep cagers settle down to serious business at post-holiday play opens
After fooling around with different player combinations in pre-Christmas games, area basketball coaches finally settle down to the immediate task at hand – that of separating the men from the boys in the various regions in northwest Georgia.
Seven games are scheduled in the Rome area tonight, including a Region 3-AA South headliner which pits West Rome against rival Cedartown. Five more games load Saturday’s menu.
Fans should have a better picture of 3-AA come Saturday night. Granted, LaFayette, breezing along with an 11-2 record, is given the best chance of capturing the region crown come tournament time in February. But, after Lafayette, what?
Calhoun handed the Ramblers a 64-62 lashing in early December and this could seem to indicate that you can’t count the Yellow Jackets out. Calhoun has a meeting with Rockmart tonight. A victory in this one would boost Calhoun’s stock immediately.
Also, the West Rome-Cedartown winner will be in a better position to “bargain” with LaFayette.
Since 3-AA has a post-season tournament, the only reason of playing a sub-region schedule is to “seed” the better clubs and give them a break in the pairings.
A game that has no effect on the region standings but nonetheless is important finds Class B Model visiting Class C Armuchee for a doubleheader. Model breezed past four straight foes to cop the title in the recent Northwest Georgia Invitational Tournament. Until those victories, the Blue Devils were rated just a so-so club. Now fans are anxious to see if they can pick up in regular season play where they left off in the tournament.
Disaster struck Coach Ralph Tuggle earlier this week when guard Joe House, one of the “horses” on the Model quint, underwent an emergency appendectomy that’ll keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. Tuggle figures this will take about 10 points out of Model’s attack unless Terry Lingerfelt and Flip Lattmer can take up the slack.
Coosa finds itself in the favorite’s role in a home encounter against East Rome tonight. The Eagles, not a powerhouse by a long shot but a consistent performer, are especially tough at home. This is not East Rome’s year, largely because the Gladiators haven’t been able to come up with a big scorer.
East Rome fans should enjoy some consolation in the girls’ game which leads off the program. The Lady Glads figure to be able to name their own score in this one.
One of the night’s closer games should result at Pepperell where the Dragons are entertaining Cave Spring.
Neither boys’ team has been setting the woods on fire and in an earlier meeting, they had to go into overtime before settling the issue.
Johnson appears to have bitten off more than it can chew at West Haralson tonight. The Tigers carry a 14-2 chart into this battle and appear on their way toward another region title.
The biggest game on Saturday’s program will likely be the lid-lifter at Cedartown which will see Jeri Burgdorf and Company try to stop the steamrolling East Rome girls.
It’s always homecoming of sorts when these two teams meet for East Rome Coach Ann Davidson is a Cedartown native and nothing gives her more pleasure than beating her alma mater. It may be a little more difficult this time since Coach McCarson likely has lost guard Janice Johnston for several games. Janice injured her leg in the finals of the Cave Spring Tournament last week.