J.L. Reagan named as ‘Jaycee of Month’
ROCKMART – J.L. Reagan was named “Jaycee of the month” by the Rockmart organization, his honor being based on a point system by which members are credited according to service, it was announced by the president Lloyd Pugh.
Mr. Reagan owns and operates the Reagan Radio and Television Service Company here.
The top 10 Jaycees for the month, rated on the grading system, were Fred Hughes, Harvey Paschal, Kenneth Forsyth, H.L. Williams, Fred Montgomery, Audie Shanks, Frank Paris, Hoyt Statham, Sam Albea Jr. and Joe Rives.
Monday, April 16, 1962
Local boys are pages at special session
A quintet of Lindale and Rome boys today were given “once-in-a-lifetime” thrills, when they were allowed to go to Atlanta to serve as pages at the opening day of the historic special session of the Georgia General Assembly, called for the purpose of consolidating legislature reapportionment.
The “budding politicians” include Bill Nixon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Nixon, of Lindale; David Muschamp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Muschamp, of Lindale; Nicky Nichols, son of Judge and Mrs. H.E. Nichols of Rome; David Smith, son of Dr. and Mrs. Steve Smith, of Rome; and Charles Jefts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Jefts, of Rome.
Judge H.E. Nichols accompanied the youngsters to Atlanta.
Tuesday, April 17, 1962
Darlington wins Mid-South tilt from TMI, 4-3
Darlington journeyed to TMI Monday afternoon where they edged the Cadets, 4-3, in a Mid-South Conference thriller. It was the Tigers’ second victory in three days, having dropped Pepperell, 10-8, last Saturday.
Yesterday’s scrap on the Tennessee diamond was a pitchers’ battle between Darlington’s Tommy Jones and Bo Barnett. The Tiger hurler limited the Cadets to five scattered singles going the route – two of which were off the bat of Tom Sojear.
Barnett, after allowing the Romans to get four runs in the first three innings, did not permit a Tiger to reach first base thereafter.
Jones was in hot water in the sixth, but showed a lot of poise on getting out of the frame without a score. He walked the first two batters, then fanned Joe Nuttall for the first out. He got Jack Evans into a force out, and fanned Sojear to retire the side.
Billy Gordon doubled for the Tigers in the first and scored on Mac Everett’s single. Darlington added another in the second – Claude Sessions singled, but was forced on Harry Foss’ roller. Don Leslie rapped a single, and Foss came home on Tommy Burke’s roller.
Eddie Walters tripled in a run in the fourth to give the Tigers a 3-2 edge, and later scored on Wright Bagby’s sacrifice fly for what provided to be the winning run.
Darlington plays two more Mid-South foes this week, entertaining McCallie Thursday at the Lakeside diamond and Saturday playing host to Sewanee Military Academy.
Thursday, April 19, 1962
Centaur shot reschedule Friday
CAPE CANAVERAL (UPI) – A new high-energy rocket called Centaur returns to the firing lines Friday to lead
off a four-shot series of U.S. space spectaculars scheduled within the next eight days.
The four rockets and satellites, among the most advanced ever built in the free world, could score one of the biggest victories of the space race for the United States on what may be the eve of a new “cosmos” shot by the Soviet Union.
Some U.S. sources have indicated a belief that Russia may time a major space-age spectacular – possibly a shot at the moon with a crew of animals or an attempt to put a two-man spaceship into orbit around earth – for May 1, a Communist holiday.
But the increasingly active U.S. space program could steal a large part of the thunder before this month is out, with a powerful new breed of rockets and a pair of elaborate space packages. The schedule for the coming weeks includes:
Friday – Centaur: The maiden flight of the first rocket using liquid hydrogen for fuel. Hydrogen, which can deliver half again as much power as conventional kerosene-fueled engines, is expected to be used heavily in America’s bid to reach the moon.
Monday – Ranger 4: The second attempt this year to take close-up pictures of the moon and to land a complex ball of instruments directly on the lunar surface.
Tuesday – Saturn: the second attempt to fly what may be the world’s mightiest rocket. The first Saturn “super-booster” shot, last Oct. 27, scored a virtual 100 percent success.
Friday, April 27 – UK-1: The world’s first international satellite carrying experiments developed by Great Britain.