Henderson new band director at Model
John Robert Henderson of Jacksonville, Ala., has been named director of music at Model High School for the 1962-63 school year, it is announced by Principal Frank Campbell.
Mr. Henderson, a native of Anniston, Ala., is a graduate of the Jacksonville High School and Jacksonville State College, having received his bachelor of science degree in January 1962.
Since January he has been working toward his master of music degree at the University of Alabama. His major instrument is the trombone.
While in high school and college, he has played with a number of bands and has worked with various musical organizations. He did his apprentice work with DeLeath Rives, director of the Jacksonville High School Band. A meeting of band students and parents was held at the Model School auditorium on Monday night. Mr. Campbell and Raymond Salmon, president of the Model Blue Devil and Parents Club, introduced Henderson to the group. An announcement was made that summer band rehearsals would begin at Model on the morning of August 6.
Henderson will also conduct beginning band classes at the Celanese Elementary School during the coming school year. Students from Celanese attend Model High School.
Tuesday, June 12, 1962
Greystone Hotel to close doors by August 10
A Rome landmark for nearly three decades – the Greystone Hotel – will close its doors August 10, it was learned today.
Richard W. Smith, managing director of the hotel, said permanent tenants of the Greystone Apartments, an annex
to the hotel on East Second Avenue at East First Street, have been notified they will have to move by August 10.
The entire hotel operation will be affected.
“It is not our intention to remain open after that date,” he said.
Mr. Smith said plans are being studied for the future of the six-story brick structure. He said it is possible the building will be sold or it may be converted into an efficiency-type apartment building. “But nothing is definite now,” he added.
The 125-room structure was built in 1934 on the site of the old Armstrong Hotel. An addition was made in 1936.
The annex includes eight apartments.
The Greystone was built and operated as a family enterprise headed by the late Holmes Smith Sr.
Wednesday, June 13, 1962
Navy patrol plane tricks Soviet spy ship into showing equipment
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (UPI) – Navy sources told Tuesday night how its Neptune patrol planes tricked a Soviet spy ship in the Pacific into showing its espionage equipment.
The navy pulled the scheme because pictures taken through a submarine’s periscope of the spy ship’s operations
were not too good.
Sources said U.S. planes, ships and submarines had been shadowing the Russians but always found the crews in a
“Every time an American ship approached, or one of our planes passed overhead, we’d see the happy Russians playing volleyball, waving gleefully just like a cruise ship,” These sources said.
But American ingenuity finally produced for the Navy the pictures needed.
Neptune patrol planes made sweeps on exact schedules with no attempt made to hide the fact that the planes were
on a photographic mission.
The Russians fell for the trick. They would hide their equipment at the scheduled time and start playing volleyball
for the Neptune photographers.
“One day,” a Navy source said, “the Neptune made his usual before-lunch visit, circled the ship, shot his pictures
and left just as he always had done. After disappearing over the horizon and loafing around for half an hour the plane came back, belly on the deck and so low the napping Russians missed him in their radar.
“We caught them with their suspenders dangling but with their serials and screens strung up all over the place. We got some wonderful pictures, too, one showing a Russian sailor shaking his fist at the plane.”
Navy sources said at least two Soviet spy ships and several trawlers had been shadowed since they began entering the Pacific on April 25.
“Our main objective,” a Navy communications expert said, “was to find out what type of electronic and communications gear they were carrying. The Russian objective was to keep us from finding out.”
No attempt was ever made to molest either the first ship sighted, and Voyeykov, an alleged “hydrographic” vessel, her sister ship, the Shaka’skiy or the Russian “fishing trawlers.”
But they were shadowed constantly as the ships moved south toward the nuclear testing area.
The Russians were so cagey in concealing their equipment that the U.S. Navy had to outsmart them by playing dumb.
Once the Russians were caught off guard by the low-flying Neptune, the U.S. Navy got what it wanted – valuable intelligence about their operations.
“One thing we learned,” a reliable source said, “was that these ships have computers aboard equal to anything we possess.”
Thursday, June 14, 1962
One-run finishes top industrial loop play
Two one-run games and an extra contest that ended with Elliott Sales collecting an 11-9 victory highlighted the action in the Industrial League of Citywide Softball Wednesday night.
Local 3219 was also extended into an extra frame before they defeated Rome Kraft, 7-6, while V.E. Anderson turned back Morris Service Station, 6-5, and Elliott Sales knocked off Local 689 in the eight-inning nightcap.
J.O. Nolan topped the hitting parade in the initial contest of the evening with three hits in four trips to the plate to help secure the victory for pitcher James Mathis. Roy Mathis added two hits to their total in three attempts.
Dick Rinehart and Glenn Bush were the big guns for Rome Kraft with identical performances at the plate – two for four.
In the only game that didn’t go extra innings, V.E. Anderson defeated Morris Service Station in a thriller, behind the hitting of Earl Hicks, M.L. Jackson and Mak Moates.
The trio collected two hits in three trips to the plate respectively, while Morris’ Frank Padgett grabbed hitting laurels with three hits in four attempts at the plate. Teammate Willie Taff garnered two hits for three tries for runner-up honors.
Herman Scott was the winning hurler and Dickie Hardin chalked up the defeat. Not to be outdone by the two previous games, Local 689 and Elliott Sales came up with a thriller in the final contest with the latter claiming an 11-9 victory in eight innings.
Arvie Pilgrim and Spence Cantrell banged out four hits apiece in five trips to lead the hitting parade, while J.M. Culberson came through with three hits in the same number of bats.
David Stewart highlighted the losers hitting assault with three safeties, while Grady Sharpe came through with two hits in four swings. Tom Biggers was the winner while Pete O’Dillon suffered the setback.