Logan with railroad for over 50 years
Unlike the legendary figure Casey Jones, who kept his hand on the throttle, C.J. Logan, veteran agent and telegraph operator at the Lindale station of the Central of Georgia Railway, has kept his hand on the communication key for more than a half century.
But, like the late Casey, Mr. Logan is a dyed-in-the-wool railroad man from the soles of his feet to the top of his head.
Mr. Logan is marking two anniversaries – his 54th year with the railroad and his 50th year in Lindale.
Entering the service of the Central of Georgia as agent and telegraph operator at Felton, Ga., in April of 1908, he came to Lindale from Durham, Ga., on April 8, 1912. In the interim, he served for short periods at Georgia stations in Buchanan, Brooks, Turin, Trion, Lyerly and Rossville.
Born on January 20, 1887, in Chattooga County, near Lyerly, Mr. Logan was married on November 13, 1910, to the former Irene Weaver. Incidentally, Mrs. Logan is no stranger to the tracks, having served as agent at Felton for approximately two years before they moved here.
The Logans have two sons, Jack Logan, of Montgomery, Ala., and Henley Logan, of Roopville, Ga. They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two of the grandchildren, Charles Brock and Emory Brock, live with the Logans.
Mr. and Mrs. Logan have resided in the same house on B Street for 41 years.
A member of the Lindale Methodist Church, Mr. Logan has been on the Board of Stewards and has been secretary and treasurer of the Men’s Bible Class for 35 years.
Tuesday, July 17, 1962
If there’s an argument, take it to my boss!
DETROIT (AP) – Someone who signed himself “D. Deduction” wrote to the city regarding Detroit’s new one percent income tax.
“You ask on the withholding form what proportion of my work is done in Detroit.
“I was all set to fill in 100 percent. But I had a long talk with my boss about my work.
“He made it very clear that as far as he can see I have not done a lick of work all year.
“So I have put down ‘zero’ on my withholding statement. If you want to argue, argue with him.”
Wednesday, July 18, 1962
Battey Machinery defeats Pepperell for Pony crown
Battey Machinery, the only team to remain unbeaten throughout eight days of tourney competition, last night took advantage of loose defensive play by the opposition and an even dozen free passes, to score 8-5 victory over defending champion Pepperell and capture the annual City-County Pony League Tournament crown.
Battey met and defeated two teams enroute to a spot in the finals, taking the measure of First National, Mary Carter, Citizens Federal and Rome Bank & Trust.
Meanwhile, the Little Pepps lost their first tilt in the double-elimination affair to Citizens Federal, then came back to topple First National, Citizens Federal, National City and Rome Bank in order to gain a berth opposite Battey in last night’s scrap.
Pepperell grabbed a one-run lead in the opening stanza last night when leadoff batter Jim Brumbelow belted the first pitch by James Womack out of the park for a home run.
Battey drew a pair of bases on balls in their half of the first, but were unable to take advantage of the situation as
reliever Jimmy Mathis retired the next three batters in order.
However, Battey picked up two more free passes to open the second frame, and then really went to work. Before the stanza was over, they had picked up five bases on balls and Pepperell had committed four errors. Battey’s lone hit in the inning that netted eight runs was a single by Roger Hibberts that sent one runner over the plate.
Meanwhile, Brumbelow moved to the mound in the frame as Pepperell’s third hurler. Brumbelow worked against two batters in the fifth – both being issued walks – before Roy Baggett came in to finish the mound chores for Pepperell.
Battey could manage but two hits off the quartet of Pepp moundsmen, but made the miscues and bases on balls count in the big second that paid off with the championship. Steve Bennett’s double and Hibbert’s one-baser were the only Battey bingles.
Pepperell staged a rally in the fourth that fell three runs shy a knot, when they counted four times off as many base hits. Eddie Garrett and Jim Millican picked up singles and Joe Little and Brumbelow hit back to back doubles in the frame.
After absorbing the four runs, Battey relief pitcher Hibberts settled down and held the Lindaleans hitless the rest of the way. He fanned the side in the fifth, and starting hurler James Womack duplicated the feat in the third.
Pacing the Pepperell hitters were Little and Brumbelow with a pair of safeties apiece. Roy Baggett, opening Pepp catcher and fourth hurler, had the most success in the strikeout department for the losers. Working the final two innings, he retired three via the whiff route and didn’t give up a hit.
Ten teams were in the original field that started play in the double-elimination affair on July 9 – five teams from each the Atlantic and Pacific Leagues. The finalists were both members of the Atlantic loop.
Thursday, July 19, 1962
Here’s a sad tale of Rome fisherman who got caught
He went fishing, but wound up getting caught himself.
That’s the sad tale of a man who was discovered fishing at the Mayo’s Bar Lock and Dam and was immediately arrested for speeding. If that’s little hard to understand, then maybe the entire story will straighten things out.
County Policeman Robert Vincent, while motoring along Turner McCall Boulevard one day last week, stopped a motorist and charged him with driving 50 miles per hour. After taking the man’s license, he instructed him to follow him to city police headquarters, where Vincent planned to turn him over to city officers.
En route to the police station, however, the man eluded Vincent in traffic. Vincent was not concerned too much since he had the man’s driver’s license, so he proceeded to headquarters and made a case against him.
A few days later, while on routine patrol, Vincent was in the vicinity of the Lock and Dam. Who do you suppose Officer Vincent found fishing?