Maybe it wasn’t jealousy but ‘Dog Boy’ flees camp
“Old Joe,” the Floyd County Public Works Camp prize bloodhound got a lot of publicity several days ago when he refused to give up chasing four escaped convicts from Chattooga County, it’s true.
But officials are saying that surely it wasn’t jealousy that caused one of the camp’s three “trusty” dog handlers to flee Friday afternoon.
Regardless of the circumstance, Deputy Warden Von Brock said that Lewis Poole, 21, serving 10 years for burglary, fled while assisting in the training of some bloodhound puppies. Brock said Poole was left holding the puppies while another prisoner “laid a trail” for them to follow. A short time later the dogs did follow the scent back to the prison, located on Bluff Road, but Poole was not with them, Brock said.
Poole has been used as a “dog boy” for several months and has participated in the capture of several escapees, Brock said. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 170 pounds and has short blonde hair.
Tuesday, May 15, 1962
Plane crash really ‘high flying’ cycle
A reported plane crash near 4 p.m. Monday on the Rome-Calhoun Highway turned out to be a “high-flying” motorcycle, police said.
Someone telephoned the Jennings Funeral Home for an ambulance, reporting that a plane had just crashed.
Ambulances and patrol cars rushed to the scene but found no crash.
Instead, officers learned that Otis Charles Bailey, 31, Plainville Rte. 1, had wrecked his motorcycle, with the machine overturning several times.
Bailey had already left the scene and was treated at the Johnson-Hall Clinic in Calhoun and then dismissed, reports said.
Monday, May 14, 1962
Sophie, Carlos wed in dual ceremonies
ATHENS, Greece (UPI) – Prince Juan Carlos, who some day may be king of Spain, and Princess Sophie of Greece were married today in dual Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox ceremonies reflecting the divergent religious backgrounds of their nations.
The churches were packed with officials of the two nations. Large crowds cheered the young couple as they rode between ceremonies in a great golden carriage drawn by six white horses.
Sophie, 23-year-old daughter of King Paul, and Juan Carlos, 24-year-old son of the pretender to the vacant Spanish throne, first went through the Roman Catholic ceremony at the Church of St. Dennis.
The pretty Sophie is becoming a Roman Catholic convert but the second ceremony, at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, was necessary so the marriage could be officially recognized in Greece.
The crowds nearly went wild with excitement when Sophie arrived at St. Dennis in her silver satin dress covered with lace and tulle and with a train six yards long. She wore a diamond necklace, a diamond tiara and a cross.
Police had difficulty holding the throng back as the bride was escorted into the church by King Paul.
Roman Catholic Archbishop Vitorio Brindisi officiated at the wedding and the mass which followed.
The couple returned to the palace in a golden carriage to give wedding guests time to move to the Orthodox church about half a mile away.
Each of Sophie’s eight bridesmaids uses the title of princess and five of them are from reigning families.
The guests included the queen of Denmark; Queen Victoria Eugenie, widow of the late King Alfonso XIII of Spain; the queen mother of Romania; Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands; former King Umberto of Italy and his wife, Queen Marie-Jose; ex-King Michael of Romania and his wife, Queen Anne and Princess Grace of Monaco.
Princess Grace drew the largest cheers when she stepped from the black limousine in a long blue dress.
Traditional touches were the honor guards of Greek soldiers dressed in white jackets and stiff kilts resembling ballet skirts, the red and gilt coach used by Sophie and the king for the trips from palace to churches, and the shouts of “na ziseta” — Greek for “long life.”
Wednesday, May 16, 1962
‘Canes defeat Pepperell; Trojans win sub-region
Cartersville High baseballers will not appear in the playoffs in Region 3-A, but the Hurricanes had a lot to do with deciding who would as they defeated Pepperell Tuesday afternoon, 11-9, while the winner Carrollton topped Rockmart, 7-3.
In the meantime, Region 3-A North winner Model prepped for their upcoming engagement with Carrollton by racking Chattooga County High, 6-3, behind the pitching of Joe House.
Cartersville combined their entire output for the day into two frames, the third and sixth. They pushed across four runs in the initial scoring inning and then collected seven big markers in the sixth.
Pepperell, although garnering more hits, could not muster enough runs to pull the contest and the sub-region title out of the fire. They scored solo runs in the third and fourth, picked up four markers in the fifth and came back in the sixth for three more.
Rodney Holland paced the winners’ hitting attack with a perfect day at the plate, 3-3, which included a double and two singles. Joe Knight was tops for Pepperell with four hits in four trips. He collected three singles and a triple to drive in four RBIs.
Ricky Stephens got in hot water early in the sixth frame as he issued two walks, followed by an infield throwing error to let one run score. ‘Canes Latimer then doubled to mark up two more. Norman Dabbs singled Latimer home, Holland doubled Dabbs across and White singled Holland over the plate.
The Dragons had gone ahead in the fifth, 6-4, on five straight singles after two men were out. Johnny Savage, Knight, Taylor, Jerry Boatner and Stephens accounted for the safe blows.
Timely hitting by the Hurricanes and five Pepperell bobbles paid off in the victory and assured the Carrollton baseballers a short at Model in the region playoff.
At Rockmart, Carrollton pounded two Jacket hurler for 10 hits including two triples by Billy Bell and a homer and double by Gerald Gross to lay claim to their 14th victory of the season as compared to one setback.
Setzer toed the mount for the Trojans and was in command all the way as Rockmart could muster only four hits.
Jerry Dabbs started for the losers but gave way to Kirby Austin in the fifth frame.
Model’s Joe House was impressive as he handcuffed Chattooga County for the Blue Devils final game of the season. They will meet Carrollton in a playoff series to decide the region winner.
The strong hurler sent nine Indians down swinging while issuing five free passes.
Model scored two runs in the fourth and came back in the sixth for four more to notch the victory after Chattooga had tied the contest in the top half with two markers.
Jimmy Maynor topped the assault for Model with two hits, a single and a triple, in four trips to the plate, while Early Barrett banged out a double and a single in three times at bat. Terry Taylor was high for Chattooga with a double.