Pepperell edges Cass on Knight’s triple
In an exciting extra-inning Region 3-A South game played yesterday afternoon in Cassville, Pepperell High edged Cass High, 5-4.
The Dragons were leading 4-1 after six inning but Cass tallied three times in the last of the seventh to knot the count.
In the top of the eighth, J. Locklear singled, and with two away, Joe Knight tripled to win the game.
Coach Otis Gilbreath’s lads were credited with eight hits while Cass collected seven. For the Lindaleans, Wallace Shiflett contributed a double and a triple, Joe Knight a single and a triple and Dan Bohannon, Johnny Savage, J. Locklear and Johnny Mathis a single each.
Rickie Stephens pitched two and one third innings for the Dragons, and Johnny Savage went the rest of the way. Savage struck out 11 men in the five and two thirds innings he worked.
Pepperell goes to Cartersville for a sub-region tilt at 7:30 o’clock Friday night. The Dragons’ sub-region record now stands at 1-1.
Thursday, April 26, 1962
Boy Scout group has campout
PLAINVILLE – Patrol leaders and troop officers of Troop 47, Boy Scouts of America, had a campout at the Scott Floyd campsite near Plainville Friday night. They arrived at the camp in time to prepare supper before dark. Their scoutmaster, James Holloran, then took them to Calhoun to attend the 4-H rally. Attending this special camp were Mitchell Hufstetler, Michael Wright, Dan Autry, Phillip McHugh, Clay Hightower, Jonnie Lee Rogers, Bobby Bridges, Wayne Ayer, Wayne Swinford, Keith Bray, Terry Wright, Dan Hightower and James Holloran.
Awards made to members of the troop by the Northwest Georgia Council are as follows: Newton Autry, firemanship and home repairs; Wayne Ayer, animal industry; Rodney Blalock, home repairs, firemanship, scholarship; Keith Bray, citizenship in the community, citizenship in the home; Bobby Bridges, animal industry, reading; Clay-Hightower, automotive safety, plumbing, wildlife management, woodcarving; Danny Hightower, animal industry, architecture, pets; Leslie Hopper, home repairs; A.W. Hufstetler, citizenship in the community, citizenship in the home; Phillip McHugh, animal industry, citizenship in the home; Michael Wright, dog car,
firemanship, pets; Terry Wright, animal industry, dog care and firemanship. Star Scout awards went to Danny Hightower, Phillip McHugh and Terry Wright.
The troop will have the following booths at the “This is Scouting” exposition to be held April 27-28 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Memorial Gym in Rome: Uniform Booth, Boys Life Booth, Forestry Booth. All scouts, parents and friends are urged to attend.
Sunday, April 22, 1962
Special services celebrate miracle of the Resurrection
With a promise of cooperation from the weatherman Rome and Floyd County residents were expected to turn out in record numbers today for church services marking the observance of Easter.
Thousands were to find near-ideal weather to show off their finery in the Easter-parade as merchants reported what may be a record run of businesses throughout Friday and Saturday. Most Rome stores were crowded Saturday, climaxing a heavy Easter season business.
Easter sunrise services were scheduled at 6 a.m. today on the campus of Shorter College under the auspices of the Rome Christian Council. Practically all local churches also were to conduct special services today marking the observance of the resurrection of Christ.
The Rev. Harry McDaniel, chaplain of the Berry Schools, was to deliver the sunrise service sermon this morning. The forecast for today calls for mostly clear to partly cloudy weather, becoming partly cloudy tonight and Monday, with a slight chance of a few showers. The temperature was expected to range up to a balmy 75 to 80 today.
Law enforcement agencies, prepared for a heavy turnout of holiday traffic, cautioned motorists to exercise care in driving in order to prevent accidents.
Sermons, pageants, Easter music and other programs were scheduled for churches throughout the Rome area.
Monday, April 23, 1962
Burton reported trying to work out divorce plan
PORTO SANTO STEFANO, Italy (UPI) – An intermediary is in London to “sound out” Richard Burton’s wife about the prospects of a divorce, friends of the Welsh actor said today. This would clear the way for Burton’s marriage to actress Elizabeth Taylor, with whom the matinee idol spent the weekend in this season resort, the friends reported.
Burton and Miss Taylor, 30, who plans to obtain a divorce from singer Eddie Fisher, stayed at a pink bungalow overlooking the sea. They were to return to Rome later today to resume shooting on the film “Cleopatra.”
According to Burton’s friends, the emissary went to London recently to talk to Mrs. Sybil Burton, who has been married to the actor for 13 years.
Both Burton and his wife have described in public statements recently as “utter nonsense” reports they might separate. Mrs. Burton, who returned to London two weeks ago after a weekend in Paris with her 36-year-old husband, refuses to see newsmen. Burton and Miss Taylor have been making the rounds of Rome’s Via Veneto, drinking champagne and eating together with friends in exclusive restaurants.
The Rome friends did not identify the emissary dispatched to London but he was believed to be James Benton, Burton’s secretary.