Many attend President’s Ball at Coosa Club
Some 300 attended the President’s Ball held at the Coosa Country Club Saturday evening.
The ballroom was festive with many white bird cages hanging from the ceiling which were decorated with elaborate arrangements of larkspur, daisies, roses and other spring flowers.
A buffet dinner was served from a long table overlaid with a gold cloth and centered with a mass arrangement of colorful flowers in a pedestal container. On either side candles burned in five-branched candelabra.
Gordon Holden, member of the entertainment committee, introduced the current club president, Will Bethel, and the past presidents attending, including Jennings Gordon, Wade Hoyt Jr., Lloyd Summer, Tom Berry, George Griffin and Aubrey Matthews.
Vic Taylor and his dancers from Atlanta presented a floor show and music for dancing was provided by Reeves Hesterlee’s orchestra.
Mrs. Bethel was attired in a beige lace sheath dress, matching accessories and rhinestone jewelry.
Thursday, May 31, 1962
Band Parents’ Club sponsors supper
A benefit supper will be sponsored Sunday by the Pepperell School Band Parents’ Club in the high school cafeteria immediately after the annual baccalaureate service, which will be held in the school auditorium.
Supper will be served between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and may be eaten in the cafeteria or taken home. On the plates will be home-baked ham, slaw, baked beans, hot rolls and cake.
Tickets may be purchased from any member of the band or from members of the Band Parents’ Club.
Proceeds from the supper will be used by the club to defray expenses of the band drum majors and majorettes attending the Dixie Twirl-a-Rama, to be held at Emory University July 15-20.
Those who will attend the Twirl-a-Rama are Mike Howard and Jayne Ellison, drum majors; June Bradshaw, Louise Jordan, Elaine Worthington, Carol Tidwell, Joy Goss and Julie Champion, majorettes.
Wednesday, May 30, 1962
“Shorty” the crow must definitely go
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A crow that drops rocks on youngsters drew the wrath of mothers in a northeastern Portland suburban area Tuesday.
They told sheriff’s deputies that Shorty, the crow, must go.
He also pulls hair, dive-bombs children and dogs, greets each dawn and other neighborhood activities with loud caws, and in general makes a pest of himself, the women complained.
Shorty is the pet of the William H. Free family, which has four children. They have had Shorty two years. On other occasions, he flies escort for the family car.
Free admitted Shorty could be a trial to others.
“We’ll do something. Maybe clip Shorty’s wings,” he said.
Sunday, May 27, 1962
Chieftains defeat Darlington, 13-6
Handed a five-run cushion in the first inning, Larry Stephens limited Darlington to seven scattered hits Saturday night and turned back the Tigers in a 13-6 slugfest as the annual Floyd County Baseball Tournament opened at Legion Field.
It was the only game on the opening night’s program, but it offered plenty to the baseball fan who likes wide open action.
The Chieftains, fresh from whipping Dalton in a best-of-three series for the Region 3-AA title and Georgia Class AA tournament this week, had piled up a 10-3 lead after three innings of play Saturday and it was only a matter of time.
Darlington tried vainly to stay in the game. After Jones singled with two men out in the first, Bagby lashed a two-run homer to cut the Chieftain’s margin to 5-2. Then in the sixth frame, Burke tagged one of Stephens’ tosses out of the park with two mates aboard.
Jerome (Yogi) Ayer, Wesley Jenkins and Gerry Law lashed out back-to-back singles to open the game. Don Law then walked to load the bases and two more runs came across when Jimmy Harris’ infield grounder was booted for an error. After Buttram popped out, Hugh Don Abbott sacrificed a run home and John Wood slammed a double to drive in the fifth and final marker of the inning.
Singles by Ayer and Jenkins in the second pushed West Rome’s lead to 6-2. Then in the third, the Chiefs scored four times with Don Law’s triple serving as the key blow.
West Rome’s final three runs came in the fourth on a triple by Wood and consecutive singles by Stephens, Ayer and Jenkins.
Other than the five runs the Tigers scored via homers, a singleton came across the plate in the bottom of the third on a single by Everett and a ringing double by Jones. Jenkins led West Rome’s hit parade with four singles in five trips to the plate. Ayer had three hits, all singles, in five trips. Everett and Jones collected two hits each for the Tigers.