Mrs. Given takes lead in Coosa women’s meet
Mrs. Hugh Given grabbed a stroke lead over a record field Tuesday in the annual Coosa Women’s Association Medal Play Golf Tournament, at the end of the first 18 holes of the 54-hole meet.
Mrs. Given posted a net score of 72, including handicap to take a one-swing advantage over Mrs. Lance Wenham and Mrs. Jack Robbins, both with 72s, in a heated battle for the President’s Cup.
A number of others are within reach of overtaking the pacesetters trailing by only a few strokes. They include Mrs.
H.A. Dewberry and Mrs. Lester Harbin, with 75s. In the 76 bracket are Mrs. George Dobbs and Mrs. George Home.
Mrs. Dave Metcalf posted a 77, and 78s were carded by Mrs. Roger Hackett and Mrs. M.A. Uram.
The remainder of the 20-player field and their net scores are: Mrs. Jack Runninger, 80; Miss Nell Wyatt and Mrs. Doc Blanchard, 81s; Mrs. R.A. Hall, 83; Mrs. James Salmon, 85; Mrs. Joe Helie, 86; Mrs. Gordon Lee Sullivan and Mrs. Doug Bagley, 89s; Mrs. H.E. Nichols, 92, and Mrs. Billy Huffman, 93.
Eighteen more holes are scheduled today, and the final 18 on Thursday. Tee time each day has been set at 9 a.m.
Medalist honors Tuesday went to Mrs. Given, and Mrs. Uram copped low-putt laurels with a 27 total. Awards go to the medalist and player with lowest number of putts each day of the tourney. In addition, the top three finishers at the end of the 54-hole meet will receive trophies. Presentation of the prizes will be made at a buffet dinner on May 2, with Coosa Club president W.A. Bethel awarding the President’s Cup to the 1962 champion.
Sunday, May 20, 1962
Hoffa contends charge attempt ‘to harass me’
NEWARK, N.J. (UPI) – Teamsters Union president James R. Hoffa Saturday told newsmen a federal indictment accusing him of accepting more than a million dollars from a transport firm was “just an attempt to harass” me.
He said he had no comment on an assault suit filed against him by James Baron, 59, a Teamsters field director, “except to say that when we go into court we will have our own witnesses and our own story will be told.”
Hoffa spoke here to 1,200 members of the ladies’ auxiliary of the New Jersey Teamsters drive for Democratic – Republican independent voter education.
Following a 15-minute speech to the women in which he urged them to stick up for the rights of labor, he held a news conference.
“The suit (indictment) against me is part of the Kennedy task of harassing me at every available opportunity and getting me to the courts at every available opportunity,” Hoffa said.
“The Kennedys think that the way to break me is to have me spend lots of money in litigation. For seven years the government has been trying to break me, and they haven’t been able to do it yet. This is just another of their attempts.”
Hoffa pleaded innocent Friday to charges of violating the Taft-Hartley Law and collecting some $1 million illegally. The two-count indictment involved payment through an auto transport firm incorporated in Nashville, Tenn.
If convicted Hoffa could receive a one-year prison sentence and be fined $10,000 on both counts.
The indictment charges Hoffa and a former Teamsters vice president, the late Owen Brennan, received $1,009,057 from Commercial Carriers Inc. of Detroit, Mich., through their Tennessee firm, Test Fleet Corp., the stock of which had been transferred by Commercial Carriers to Mrs. Hoffa and Mrs. Brennan under their maiden names.
Monday, May 21, 1962
‘Heat wave’ continues with 90-plus readings
The “tropical heat wave” continued to scorch the Rome area with another 90-degree-plus reading forecast today an Tuesday.
Although it felt hotter to most folks, the official reading Sunday was a sultry 95 degrees, which tied the all-time record reading for May 20. It was due to reach that mark again today and go up to 94 on Tuesday.
The only relief in sight is the possibility of scattered afternoon thundershowers, but even that is not definite. Rainfall is running about two inches below normal.
It’s been 90 or better nine out of the last 10 days. The only break came on May 15 when the thermometer c limbed no higher than 88 degrees.
Meanwhile, over the rest of the nation, thunderstorms splashed portions of the country from New England to Texas early today. Mountain regions of the West were sprinkled with snow.
More than four inches of rain drenched Harian, Iowa, during the night, as the heaviest of spring storms lashed parts of the Midwest and Great Plains.
The downpours came on the heels of tornadoes, which hit Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma. A tornado near Belvedere, Kan., damaged buildings on about 50 farms, ripped off roofs and tore down telephone lines. Another twister touched ground near Gypsum, Kan.
Three tornadoes, golf-ball size hail and heavy rain swept West Texas. One tornado smashed a barn and other farm buildings near Shamrock, while another broke power lines south of Vernon.
Heavy thunderstorms pelted Oklahoma, and the Weather Bureau said two funnel clouds touched down near Frederick and Duncan in the southwestern part of the state.
No relief from record-breaking heat was in store for Dixie. A 99-degree reading at Mobile, Ala., Sunday broke a 1905 record for the date, while Richmond’s high of 95 missed the record by one point.
Almost two weeks of dry weather in the 90s has damaged strawberry crops and has delayed tobacco planting in Tennessee. Alabama and Georgia crops have been hurt.
Thursday, May 24, 1962
Cherokee Ranch Rodeo sets three-day show
CEDARTOWN – The Polk County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse will present the Cherokee Ranch Rodeo in three performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the posse grounds on East Queen Street.
The show will be staged by Texas and Oklahoma road stars and consists of Brahma bull riding, horse roping, trick and fancy horse riding, Roman riding, trained force and jumping horse acts, plus other special events.
Featured will be such rodeo performers as Barry Brown, Slim Riddle, Ray Bourne, Bruce Watley and Miss Pee Wee Cobb, trick rider and roper who competes with Ralph Clark.
Bob Cobb will present and exhibition with the Australian bullwhip. A special attraction for the kids will be “Old Skunkfoot” and his little mule “Tickle Britches.”
The show will run for an hour and 45 minutes, featuring all professional talent. Proceeds of the event will be used to develop a permanent ring and training ground for young riders in Polk County.