Junior nine captures sixth flag in row
Pepperell’s junior baseball team has forged another link in its National League championship chain.
Coach Otis Gilbreath’s lads are now flying the loop flag for the sixth straight time – 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 and 1962.
The Lindaleans have been crowned National League chaps nine times in 11 seasons. It was only in 1954 and 1956 that they failed to bring home the bacon.
Composing the 1962 squad are Gary Wingo, Sidney Farrer, Mike Baird, Bill Nixon, Kenneth Byrd, Dan Knight, Michael Baker, Greg Hopkins, Kent Millican, Steve Hatch, Bruce Duncan, Charlie Gilbreath, Charlie Treglown, Hugh Gilbert and David Roper.
Five of the players have been named to the National League All-Stars. They are Gary Wingo, Mike Baird, Bill Nixon, Kent Millican and Mike Baker.
The Pepps won 18 of the 20 games on their regular season schedule this summer. Their only two defeats were at the hands of the Floyd Lions and the Rotary Club. They were nipped 7-6 by the Lions in extra innings on June 26, and last Thursday night they dropped a 10-3 verdict to the Rotarians in the season finale. Actually, they salted away the pennant on Saturday a week ago when it became mathematically impossible for any of the other teams to overtake them.
Proof positive of their power at the plate, Coach Gilbreath’s crew scored 240 runs during the season, which averages 12 runs per game.
The Lindaleans are eyeing the City-County Junior Tournament, scheduled this week. They are slated to face the team representing Dempsey Brothers Dairy at 7 o’clock Tuesday night. Dempsey finished second in the American
The tourney will be a single-elimination event with 18 teams competing for the championship.
Monday, July 23, 1962
Old, new world see transocean TV today
NEW YORK (UPI) – Transatlantic television, the latest achievement in man’s conquest of space, today will bring the Old World and the New into unprecedented intimacy.
History’s first live television space extravaganza, to be transmitted via the Telstar satellite, will enable Europeans
to watch President Kennedy in action at a news conference while North American viewers will see such sights as the Sistine Chapel and reindeer in the Arctic Circle.
Television networks on both sides of the Atlantic were ready to beam the spectacle into millions of homes and scientists made last-minute checks to reduce the possibility of a mishap in the experiment.
Live pictures from North America will be transmitted to Europe during the first half of the show, titled “America, July 23, 1962” and schedule to start about 3 p.m. EDT. Europe will be seen live on North American television screens about three hours later when Telstar makes its next orbit.
The three U.S. television networks – National Broadcasting Co. (NBC), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and American Broadcasting Co. (ABC) - and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) plan to carry both portions of the program.
In Europe, the show will be transmitted by Eurovision, the network which ties 18 nations: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, West Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Yugoslavia.
There was no indication the program would be carried by Intervision, the chief network of the Communist bloc, but there was a possibility the program would reach some viewers in East Germany. Certain areas of East Germany can pick up West German transmission, although they do so at the risk of arrest.
It is estimated the program will be viewed by 200 million persons on the two continents. Each half of the show will last between 15 and 18 minutes, the length of time that Telstar is in a “usable” position as it whirls over the Atlantic at 16,000 miles per hour.
Thursday, July 26, 1962
Rome piper makes debut in Atlanta performance
Rome’s Joe Dunaway Jr., Scot by paternal descent from the Carmichael family, made his professional debut as a piper at the Theatre Under the Stars in Atlanta on Tuesday night. Joe appeared with the well-known star Dorothy Collins and numerous summer stock actors in the production of “Brigadoon.”
He made his appearance in the second act when he led the funeral procession of a man who died trying to leave “Brigadoon” and break its magical spell, and Joe accompanied the dancer who performed a ballet to the dirge of the bagpipes.
Joe, who is a sophomore at East Rome High School, has been playing the bagpipes for several years. His instructor was the late J.L. Brandon, for many years band director at Darlington. Joe recently participated in the piping competition at the Gathering of the Clans, Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville, N.C. Here he played with many pipers from throughout the eastern United States.
Joe plans to attend The Citadel, which has a prominent Kiltie Band. At Linville, he met, competed with and became good friends with a boy who played for The Citadel band this year, and who has promised to keep in touch with Joe and help him become a member of the band.
For some time, Joe has wished that someone else in Rome would become interested in the pipes. He has expressed the desire to start a band in Rome similar to the one at The Citadel.
A number of Romans have been attending the theater productions throughout the summer season and will be interested to know that Joe will be appearing in “Brigadoon” until it closes at the end of the week.
Friday, July 27, 1962
‘Dear Mom, I found my hat, shoes’
If your youngster is attending Boys’ Club camp at Glen Holla this week and you haven’t yet received a card from
him, here’s why — cards from 25 boys to their parents became mixed with the many Rome News-Tribune Prizeword Pete entries at the post office and were discovered by the judges of our weekly contest.
While realizing that reading another’s mail is not always the thing to do, some of the messages on these cards were just too good to pass up. Besides, although they were returned immediately to the post office, it’s possible the cards weren’t delivered today and there’s a “very important” program scheduled today at 7:30 p.m. today at the camp.
Most all the cards reminded parents of this program and urged them to attend. But it was the other messages that brought chuckles.
Also of interest was the varying styles used by the youngsters. Some crowded several sentences into one small corner of the card and left more than half blank, while others used the entire card to write a few words.
Spelling on the cards was not always correct, and some of the letter combinations also added to the humor.
One boy’s card, which like many others, was not signed, simply stated: “Dear Mother, I have found my hat and shoes.”
Another read: “Dear Mother, I’ve Miss you.”
Johnny closed his card with the reminder, “Be sure you are feeding my fish.”
Doug wrote he is doing so many things at camp he can’t name them all. Apparently hungry at the time, he added, “I am writing this letter before lunch Wednesday. I haven’t much to say. …”
Larry writes that he’s having a “pretty good time, and the food is good.” But he complains that “I haven’t hit the target in riflery and archery yet.”
Mike also is enjoying himself in spite of the fish. His card states: “Having a good time. Come get me at 7:30 Friday night. I haven’t caught any fish yet.”
Danny relates a jolting experience: “Last night I was just about asleep when a firecracker went off.”