Pepperell people end summer vacation
As some sage has observed, all good things must come to an end — even vacations. Tonight will officially mark the close of the annual summer recess for Pepperell employees.
Third shift people will return to their jobs at 11 o’clock tonight, first shift workers will report at 7 o’clock tomorrow morning, and those on second shift will resume their duties at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.
The Pepperell plant suspended operation at 11 o’clock on Friday night, June 29, giving employees nine days in which to relax in any way they chose.
Pepperell’s Lindale people received just under a half million dollars the week the plant closed for the holidays.
The week’s regular payroll and vacation pay totaled $495,921. This was over $27,000 more than the corresponding payroll of last year.
Tuesday, July 10, 1962
Old Civil War bullet fired in Bartow home
KINGSTON, Ga. – Investigators are baffled on the origin of an antique, Civil War-type bullet that tore through a Kingston home and narrowly missed a 13-year-old girl and her friend.
Sheriff Frank Atwood reported the long missile, an inch and a quarter long, went through the tin roof, an inch pine board and room ceiling and made an imprint on the floor at the home of Claude B. Smith Saturday night.
It passed, the sheriff said, within three inches of Smith’s daughter, Linda Fay, and a friend, Patsy Campbell, sitting on the side of a bed.
Atwood said the bullet, resembling a minie ball, apparently came from a Civil War-type rifle. It may have been that someone was testing an antique weapon by firing it into the air from a considerable distance away, he suggested.
Wednesday, July 11, 1962
Battey takes Pony win on Gaston’s two-hitter
John Gaston tossed a brilliant two-hitter last night and struck out nine as Battey Machinery handed Mary Carter a
10-2 setback in the first of a three-game card in the annual City-County Pony League Tournament being played at Sam King Field.
In the second game of the double-elimination tourney, J.L. Todd came from behind to edge National City Bank, 9-7. And, in last night’s final tilt, co-favorite Rome Bank and Trust barely got by the Elks Club in a wild battle, 12-10.
Gaston’s mound gem was backed by timely hitting that gave Battey an early lead they never relinquished. Pacing the batters for the victors were Ed Bennett, Ricky Snow and James Womack, with two safeties apiece.
For Battey, it was their second win in as many tournament games, and they have turned on the power to pick up 25 runs in the two contests. Battey is the only team thus far to chalk up a pair of triumphs in the meet.
Mary Carter suffered its first setback, and likewise for the Elks squad. It was the first two decisions for Todd and Rome Bank in their initial action.
Tonight’s three-game schedule calls for a pair of contests in the losers’ bracket and one tilt in the winners’ bracket.
Thus, two teams will be sidelined after today’s third session of the annual event. First National and Mary Carter will be battling in the 4:30 p.m. game to stay in the tourney, as will Brighton and National City in the 6:30 p.m. tilt. At 8:30 p.m., Battey will be seeking their third win in as many games as they face Citizens Federal, which nipped co-favorite Pepperell on Monday night, 8-7.
In Tuesday’s second clash, National City held the upper hand until J.L. Todd rallied for three runs in the sixth to
move ahead, 9-7, the final score.
Button Skene went the route for National City on the mound and took the loss. Todd used three hurlers, opening
with Mike Cochran with Kenny Yarbrough and Troy Bagley following. The latter got credit for the win, aiding his own cause by driving across the payoff runs in the sixth with a two-base wallop. Barry Head connected with three doubles in as many trips to pace the winners’ bat attack.
Rome Bank was off with a bang against the Elks ‘9’, and after two innings had zoomed to a 9-0 lead in the apparent runaway.
However, the Elks, took advantage of 12 bases on balls, a half-dozen misplays and key hits by Gary Mitchell and Bobby Hunt to “get back” in the game in the middle innings. The Elks sent five men over the platter in the sixth to trim their deficit and be within two runs of a tie. Mitchell was credit with three safe blows and four runs batted in, and Hunt had three RBIs. One of Hunt’s hits was a triple.
Showing the way with the bat for Rome Bank was Charles Jervis, three for four and three runs, and Rusty Oxford’s two-for-three performance.
Thursday, July 12, 1962
‘Big Bad John’ an alright guy
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – “Big Bad John” turned out to be an alright guy.
As Dr. Thomas Baker got out of his car Wednesday on a downtown street, his wallet, containing $18,000 cash, slid unnoticed from his pocket.
A tall, husky man picked up the wallet and caught Baker two blocks away. Baker offered the man a reward but the stranger replied, “Maybe you can do something for me some day.”
The stranger would tell Baker only that his name was Jack, then added as he walked away, “but some of my friends call me ‘Big Bad John.’”