Local 1103 tops Pepsi in Community League action
Local 1103 broke from under the spell of the Pepsi Cola slow-pitch softball team Monday night and threw the losers in a two-way tie with Mathis Grocery in the Community League by claiming 17-11 victory in citywide action.
In other games Mathis Grocery romped past Rome Paper 24-14 and Mutual Savings cut down Piggly Wiggly, 16-14 as the hitters had a field day.
Local 1103 came out of the dugout swinging as they chalked up six runs in the initial frame of play, almost pulled a repeat performance in the second inning with five markers and then “cooled off” to score at least one run in each of the remaining frames of play.
Pepsi fought back with three runs in the first and five in the second but this wasn’t the night for 1103 of succumb.
J.B. Garlin paced the winners at the plate with four safeties while Charles Hyde and Harry Hinton banged out three hits each in four attempts. Larry Lloyd and Leonard Steed were high for Pepsi with four and three hits respectively.
In the first game, Joe Morris and Donald Traylor pounded four hits each to lead Mathis to their lopsided victory.
R. Fuller and B. Gresham topped the losers’ hitting attack with three hits apiece.
J. Tate and T. Payne collected three and two hits respectively to lead Mutual Savings to their victory.
A seven-run rally in the final inning of play by Piggly Wiggly fell short as Bobby Jones and Phillips garnered three hits each in the assault.
Friday, July 6, 1962
‘Ball of fire’ seen by Cedar Bluff residents
Cedar Bluff, Ala. – “A great ball of fire, with a twisting tail resembling a parachute.”
That was the way Cedar Bluff citizens described an unidentified object that swept through the skies here about 9 p.m. Thursday and appeared to fall into Lake Weiss.
The unusual sky formation was seen by a number of persons, some of whom speculated that it might have been some kind of rocket pattern test originating from Redstone Arsenal in Centre.
But others said it appeared to be a meteor of some kind. No evidence of the “fire ball” was found today.
Sunday, July 1, 1962
Bug, worm winners at playgrounds told
Winners in bug and worm contests at city playgrounds last week have been announced. They are as follows:
Summerville Park: largest – Susan Chambers and Larry Looney; smallest – Lynn Duffey and Jerry Gresham; ugliest – Larry Looney and Donald Cashman; prettiest – Debbie Fuller and Charles Harrison; most unusual – Donald Cashman and Tommy Fitts; most colorful – Dean Nelson and Marti Carrington; most legs – Katrina and Gretchen Deliski and Linda Kennedy.
Hardy Street: largest – Willie Jackson and Timmie Neal; smallest – Thomas Jackson and Cleatha Cunningham; ugliest – Steve Huson and Willie Jackson; prettiest – Charles Will and Harriett Whatley; most colorful – Danny Cunningham and Jane Mitchell; most unusual – Evelyn Cunningham and Terri Cason; most legs – Steve Huson and Jane Mitchell.
Eagle Park: largest – Donna Rhinehart and Danny Gray; smallest – Ricky Cooper and Gary Freeman; ugliest – Sheila Cooper and Sherry Price; prettiest – Kyle Rhinehart and Gary Freeman; most legs – Gary Freeman; most unusual – Jenny Price and Sharon Hubbard.
Myrtle Park: largest – Charlene Johnson and Arnold Williams; smallest – Larry Ellison and Mike Smith; ugliest – Joel Johnson and Vicky Williams; prettiest – Charlene Johnson and Vicky Williams; most colorful – Joel Johnson and Vicky Williams; most legs – Charlene Johnson and Vicky Williams.
Weaver: largest – Murdis McClinic and Mary Haynes; smallest – Chuck Kennebrew, Walter Scott and John Roberts; ugliest – John Roberts and Mary Haynes; prettiest – Burdie McClinic and Chuck Kennebrew; most colorful – Murdis McClinic and Walter Scott; most unusual – Murdis McClinic and Johnny Rimes; most legs – Mellonese Kennebrew and Bernice Darnesta.
Rotary Park: largest – Pat Rhodes and Emmett Crews; smallest – Emmett Crews, Kirk Morgan and Ann Lemming; ugliest – Brenda Morgan and Ann Lemming; prettiest – Ann Lemming and Emmett Crews; most colorful – Kirk Morgan, Mike Maker and Emmett Crews; most unusual – Ann Lemming and Kirk Morgan; most legs – Ann Lemming, Kirk Morgan, Rock Gaylor and Emmett Crews.
Eighth Ward: largest – Lasco Vaughn and Allen Payne; smallest – Willard Fuller and Harold Jordan; ugliest – Debra Ann Jordan and Helen Cantrell; prettiest – Rayford Fuller; most colorful – Mary Ann Jordan; most unusual – Raymond Fuller and Randy Fuller; most legs – Debbie Justice and Randy Fuller.
Westminster: largest – Eddie Maples; smallest – Linda Cook and Susie Maples; ugliest – Susan Clark and Pam Camp; prettiest – Susan McPenk and Debbie Cargle; most colorful – Mary Anderson and Johnny Stout; most unusual – Linda Cook and Debbie Storey; most legs – Debbie Stout and Jessica Mooney.
Elm Street: largest – Teresa DiPrima and Steve Peace; smallest – Diane Cole and Steve Peace; prettiest – Jane Coker and Alan Smithberger; most colorful – Paul DiPrima and Dennis Conway and Steve Peace; ugliest – Patti Scott and Vicki McBrayer.
Monday, July 2, 1962
Prayer ban meets with mixed feelings from U.S. pulpits
The Associated Press – The U.S. Supreme Court decision banning official prayers in public schools evoked both dissent and praise in Sabbath sermons. One minister called it “proper, fair and correct” while another ascribed to the court a philosophy that “seeks to quarantine religion.”
Some took the middle ground. Among them was the Rev. Charles D. Kean of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany of Washington, D.C., who said the court’s ruling was “neither a great victory for religious liberty nor an attack upon the religious traditions of our country.”
“The Supreme Court decision did not say religious devotions of a voluntary nature may never be held in public schools,” he observed in a sermon Sunday.
Last Monday, the court ruled that a 22-word prayer drafted by the New York State Board of Regents for recitation at the start of each school day was unconstitutional.
The prayer reads:
“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon thee, and beg Thy blessing upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country.”
Dr. E.S. James, editor of the Baptist Standard and a Southern Baptist leader, called the court’s decision “proper, fair and correct,” adding the school prayer “could not hurt anyone.”
However, Dr. J. Richard Sneed of the First Methodist Church in Los Angeles told his congregation that the ruling will produce a more revolutionary effect on U.S. society than Karl Marx ever could.
He said the court’s philosophy “seeks to quarantine religion.”
Richard Cardinal Cushing, speaking in Gloucester, Mass., in the annual blessing of the fishing fleet, said the decision “broke the hearts of millions and millions of people who live in captive nations behind the Iron and Bamboo curtains, whose only hope is in god and our own beloved country.”
“The only thing communism fears is religion, and religion is the only thing that can save the world from being dominated by the butchers and tyrants of the communist world,” Cardinal Cushing said.
In sermons Saturday, a number of New York rabbis said the decision has helped the cause of religion, not hindered it. Some described the prayer involved as being so neutral that it is meaningless and cannot help religion.
The Rev. Dr. Edward E. Klein of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City urged that citizens follow President Kennedy’s counsel to support the decision and accept it as a challenge to cultivate prayer at home and intensify religious education in synagogue and church.