Huie-Shropshire wedding may cause double-vision concern
Guests at the marriage Saturday of Diane Shropshire, daughter of Margaret and Frank Shropshire, and Douglas Huie, of Atlanta, may think they are seeing double on a couple of occasions, and they will have ample reason for the misconceptions. Doug is and identical twin to Don Huie, who will serve as his best man – Margaret and Frank haven’t yet been able to distinguish them. And over and above this confusion, Doug and Don have older twin brothers, Joe and John, who will be on hand for the nuptials. Adding another interesting note to the wedding is the fact that Diane and Doug are marrying on the anniversary date when they met each other. It happened in Atlanta right after Doug was released from the Air Force. Joe already knew Diane and made the introductions, which soon developed into having been quite a serious step. A coincidence associated with the Shropshire family’s being “in the news” this week, is the fact that Frank’s name appeared for the first time in the local newspaper fifty years ago, as reported today in “Fifty Years Ago in Rome,” so the wedding of his daughter is almost occurring on the date of his birth.
Sunday, Feb. 10, 1963
100-member Gladiator band heads for Tampa
It’s off to the land of the pirates for the high-stepping East Rome High School marching band. The 100-member musical group, along with adult chaperones, left at 6 a.m. today in chartered buses for Tampa, Fla., to take part in the city’s Gasparilla Pirate Invasion. This six-day celebration officially begins at high noon Monday when a full-rigged pirate ship comes blasting into Tampa Bay, its deck swarming with jack-booted buccaneers. Tampa turns surrender into a week of high carnival that each year attracts thousands of visitors to the Florida city. The famous Triumphal Parade follows the surrender, with the East Rome band one of 30 musical units featured. Also included in the famous parade will be 60 gaily decorated floats and pirates afoot and on horseback. For the most part bands taking part in the parade are limited to the immediate Tampa area. Each year, however, one or two bands from other states are invited – and this year Managing Director Joseph Mickler offered one of those invitations to the East Rome band. Not only did the band members vote to accept the invitation, they also worked on various projects to raise the necessary funds to finance the trip. A total of 19 different projects were approved and only nine of these were needed to raise the money, Adies Holliday, director of the Gladiator band, explained. After a lunch stop in Tifton today, the band should arrive in Tampa late this afternoon. Band members will be quartered in Tampa’s National Guard Armory, located about a mile from downtown Tampa.
Monday, Feb. 11, 1963
‘Jet tummy’ complaint of plane stewardesses
LONDON (UPI) – Stewardesses on high-altitude transatlantic flights are being plagued by what they call “jet tummy” that swells them up like balloons, it was reported here Sunday. It is painful, the girls say, and sometimes it takes up to 24 hours before their waistlines get back to normal. “It starts when we are in the air and the swelling often lasts for the whole day,” an Irish stewardess who works on the transatlantic jets explained.“Some girls can’t bear the pain and I have known some to slip off their girdles in the galley in the back of the plane halfway between London and New York,” she said. According to a Dublin doctor, loosening clothes is just what the girls ought to do to ease the trouble. “Everyone swells to a certain extent when they fly, but hostesses seem to notice it more. If they are wearing a tight girdle, the chances are they will swell more,” he said.
The doctor said the pain and swelling was caused by gases in the stomach expanding by as much as 50 percent, depending on the pressure in the plane cabin.
“In some cases, inflammation is set off,” he said. “There are no serious after-effects, though.”
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1963
Johnson, Red Bud split; Springers top Armuchee
Jimmy Stansell poured in 31 points Tuesday night to give the Johnson Wildcats a split with invading Red Bude, and at Armuchee, the Cave Spring squads carded a double sweep as all the teams headed down the home stretch to the “tournament wire.”
The Johnson quintet dropped the Buds, 66-50, but the Wildcat lassies fell in the opener, 54-44. In a low-scoring , slow-moving affair at Armuchee, the Cave Spring “5” nipped the homelings, 29-24, and in the lid-lifter, the Springer girls made it 21 wins in 25 starts this season, taking a 42-24 decision.
Stansell glittered for the Wildcats in their final home appearance of the year, his 31 baskets doing most of the damage as the locals led throughout. Backed by Richard Ashmore’s 14 counters, Johnson romped to a 20-7 first-period lead and were never headed. They were out front 34-22 at intermission and 52-33 at the three-quarter stop. In all, the ‘Cats showed eight players in the scoring column. Johnny Frix connected with 23 tallies to pace the losers, and teammate Louis Watkins had 10. It was Johnson’s 11th decision in their last 12 starts in a standout season.
Freda Hunt wore out the strings with 39 points and paved the way for Red Bud to pull out of reach of the Wildcat sextet in the final period. With Lannis Johnson collecting 26 and Lenore Johnson 15, the Wildcats held a 10-9 first period lead, but trailed 23-20 at the half. The locals were still “within reach,” but were on the short end of a 46-40 third quarter count, before the Buds turned on the steam to clinch the victory.
The Cave Spring lassies continued to boost their already impressive record against Armuchee, although outscored, 17-15 the last half.
Carolyn Colston seared the strings for 28 points and Springer mate Glenda Brandon tallied 12, as the Springers took leads at the close of the first two periods, 14-4 and 27-7. They made it 35-12 at the three quarter close, and got seven points in the final stanza to Armuchee’s 12, but were never in danger of being overtaken. Joyce Campbell carded 15 baskets as the best for the losers.
The boys’ contest was a nip-and-tuck affair all the way. Armuchee grabbed a 10-8 opening quarter spread, and had the visitors 18-13 at the halfway point.
However, the Springers resorted to “ball control” the last two sessions, and took shots only when it was apparent they would connect. This paid off for Cave Spring in the third session as they moved ahead, 23-19, and in the low-scoring final period, the Springers picked up six more points to Armuchee’s five to edge the decision.
Billy Langston was the only Springer in double figures, connecting with 19 points. J.W. Bridges was the lone member of the losing quintet to be in twin digits, finishing with an even dozen tallies, backed by Tommy Rickman’s nine.
Armuchee will entertain Red Bud on Friday night, while the Springers will play host to the West Rome Chieftains.