The News from East Farewell

The News from East Farewell is a fictional account of the everyday events that took place in East Farewell back in the 1950s and 1960s. Lots of fun. Written to fill out and compliment the songs from the JD Carroll album, East Farewell. Enjoy.

05/24/2018 10:22 PM


Thursday, May 22, 1958   Vol. C673



East Farewell – The senior class of Regional High must have invented a time machine in science class because spats, bobbed hair, long necklaces and cloche hats were everywhere on Saturday night at the Regional High Gymnasium. The senior class celebrated their senior prom with a 1920’s theme and everyone got into the spirit. The gymnasium was decked with a décor that can only be described as “Great Gatsby” and the kids all dressed to impress. The music was served up by the local band Big Roy and the Magnificents with a special guest Jerry Tabor and his “reduced” swing band that had only seven of his normal 16 members. The local restaurant, The Lost Oasis, supplied the buffet style food and the soft drinks. The evening was highlighted by a dance contest, the Charleston of course, which was won by flapper Faye Wright and gangster imposter Jimmy Reilly took the first prize after all the other couples were counted out by the roaming judges.
            The event was a fun filled evening for all the seniors. This will probably be the last big social event the seniors share until graduation and most of the class has been together since elementary school so they are a close knit group. Many will be leaving town to attend college all over the country so this was the “Last Dance” for many. Big Roy tugged at all the young heartstrings when he crooned Sam Cooke’s hit “You Send Me” but he also got them stomping with lots of other hits like “All Shook Up” and “Bye Bye Love”. It was a truly memorable event for all that were involved.

Faye Wright & Jimmy Reilly on the right with other flappers
at the 1958 Senior Prom



Monticello – The Monticello Vikings are riding on their longest winning streak since they entered the league in 1956. Before their game with the Travelers on Saturday they had won three straight and they had won two at home. The Travelers came into Monticello riding on a two game winning streak of their own and thought the Vikings were going to be another notch on their winning streak. The Travelers were sadly mistaken. The Vikings came to win and win they did, 7-2. The Travelers were caught flat footed and the Vikings to full advantage of their under appreciation.
            The Vikings started fast scoring 2 in the first. Traveler’s pitcher, Joey Alfred, did not look good and had trouble finding the plate. He gave up three hits before he got his first out. Vikings, Bert Wassermann and Al Holt went on to score before Alfred got his fastball on track.  The Travelers struggled against Vikings rookie pitcher, Dave “Goldie” Nugget. The 23 year old Nugget had a fastball, a change-up and a whacky looking curve that looked like it changed direction in midflight as it dropped into the low inside corner. The curve baffled the Travelers all day. It took until the seventh for the Travelers to break Nugget’s no hitter when Bobby Watson smacked a double and Johnny Cloos was able to follow with a long single to right, scoring Watson. By then the Vikings had put the game almost out of reach by scoring three in the fifth with a three run homer by slugger, Richard Wright. The Vikings then added insult to injury by scoring one last run in the eighth with two more hits by Long and Smith. The Travelers scored again in the ninth with two hits by Sweet and Francis but it was way too little way too late.
            The Travelers stay on the road next week as they travel to Albany to meet the Senators on Saturday. The Senators are the other new team in the league and Joe Nagy pitched a perfect game against them last year at the end of the season. Next week Joe will see if he can repeat the spectacular event when he takes the mound at 1:30 in Albany Park.



14 year old Bobby Fischer wins the United States Chess Championship.

United Kingdom Postmaster General Ernest Marples announces that from December, Subscriber Trunk Dialing will be introduced in the Bristol area. Automated telephone connection will make calls easier and cheaper, where 18,000 subscribers will be able to make trunk calls without the aid of the operator.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first American elected official to be broadcast on color television.

Explorer 1 ceases transmission. Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States, launched as part of its participation in the International Geophysical Year. The mission followed the first two satellites the previous year; the Soviet Union's Sputnik 1 and 2, Explorer 1 was launched on January 31, 1958 atop the first Juno booster from the Cape Canaveral Missile Annex, Florida.

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05/18/2018 05:40 PM


Thursday, May 15, 1958   Vol. C672



East Farewell – The Reese Farm Links officially unveiled their course wide improvements last week with a seasonal opening. The course had undergone various improvements over the winter and while the course usually stays open as long as the ground is unfrozen it was closed from late last fall, throughout the winter and into the early spring. Last week the links were opened to the public and the tee times were filled from Sunday through Wednesday and expected to be filled for the next week or so. At least until all the golfers in the area have had a chance to check out the new and improved Reese Farm Links. The improvements include wider fairways and some added trees. The added trees were the cause of much discussion because they would take away from the “links” nature of the course. Traditionally, Links do not have many, if any trees and are more undulating fairways. The original design of the Reese Farms course, designed by legendary designer, Robert Trent Jones with assistance from world class championship golfer, Bobby Jones, was intended to resemble but not mimic some of the great Scottish links. The close proximity to water (Lake Charles) and the wide open pastures of the Reese Farm contributed to the overall final product. With the introduction of some trees the traditionalists have raised a flag of protest. “The trees just won’t fit in the overall scheme of the Links,” says local golfer and traditionalist, Martin Fowler.
“We think the introduction of some trees to the landscape is needed to help preserve the fine fairways and greens. We have found the weather in East Farewell is nothing like that in Scotland and we have to make some adjustments to make the course fit with the local climate and conditions,” said head groundskeeper, Stanley Pupeck. 
The new and improved course will host the annual Reese Farm Golf Links Golf Outing in August but with the new look the name of the Outing may have to be changed.

The 18thGreen at Reese Farm Links



East Farewell – The Travelers came home last week and faced a new look Erie Eagles who have run up a three game winning streak. The Eagles have six new players in the starting lineup and have been on a run since the beginning of the season. The Travelers have had the same lineup for five seasons and have built a strong, dependable defense as well as a reliable, high scoring offense. It was the snappy, swagger of the young and new against the older, wiser, seasoned talent. The seasoned talent won 5-4.
            The Travelers were first to score. Right out of the gate Dunham popped a double over Eagles second baseman, Jeb Dwyer. Then Johnny Cloos came up and showed why he is one of the best hitters in the league. He took Eagles pitcher, Joe Walsh deep into a three and two count and then fouled of six straight balls before he connected with a low outside curve and drove it out of the park. Much to the fans delight. The Eagles were not going to roll over they came storming back in the second scoring three runs with five hits off Joe Nagy. Things settled down in the middle innings and the Eagles were able to tag Nagy for another score in the eighth. It was in the bottom of the ninth the Travelers showed some confidence that only comes with age and experience. Archibald started with a clean single up the middle then Billy Sweet walked after waiting out Eagles pitcher, Mario Costello, in a 10 pitch at bat where Sweet fouled off 5 straight pitches and then Costello tried to slip a curve ball in but missed on the outside. With two on and the score 4-2 Eagles pitcher Joe Nagy came up and laid down an almost perfect sacrifice bunt and when running to first Eagles catcher, Joe Dorati, and pitcher, Costello, got mixed signals and Costello tried to retrieve the bunt where Dorati should have. Costello turned and tried to throw out the speedy Nagy but his throw was high, over first baseman Francilli’s head letting Archibald to score and Sweet to sneak over to third. Ralph Francis came up with men on the corners and worked a shaken Costello to a three and two count. Costello tried to go for the strike out with a low fastball but Francis was waiting and slammed the ball into right scoring Sweet and sending Nagy to third and tie the score. Dale Dunham came up next and Costello took a long time to start his wind up and threw a ball. This prompted a visit from catcher Dorati. Costello calmed down and threw two strikes but then Dunham got a hold of a change up and drove it to center scoring the winning run.
            The Travelers visit the Monticello Vikings all the way up in Monticello on Saturday at 1:30. Since Monticello joined the league in 1956 they have had a little trouble putting together several wins in a row. Their longest winning streak was three at the end of last season and just recently the last three games. The Travelers will be visiting them when they have a chance to set a new winning record of four in a row. The distance to Monticello may make the Travelers fans sparse for the game so this could be a tough game for the Travelers.



President Eisenhower orders the National Guard out of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas. Tension is still high but it has been determined that the National Guard were no longer need to keep the peace.
During a visit to CaracasVenezuelaVice President Richard Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators. Vice President Richard Nixon was shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters in Peru.

The Soviet Union successfully launches the Sputnik 3 satellite on May 15th. The satellite carried twelve experiments into space and its mission was to study the composition of the atmosphere and cosmic rays while orbiting the Earth.

The Brussels World's Fair, also known as Expo 58, begins during April in Belgium. This was the first major World's Fair to be organized after the end of World War II with the previous World's Fairs taking place in New York during 1939 and 1940. The main attraction of the fair was the unusually shaped "Atomium" building. The site chosen for Expo 58 spanned about 490 acres and was the same site of the 1935 Brussels International Expo. 

In speed news -Eli Beeding experiences 83 g deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mexico and Walter Irwin flies 2,259 KPH in F-104A Starfighter

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05/11/2018 03:08 PM


Thursday, May 8, 1958   Vol. C671



East Farewell – The FBI and local authorities have been very busy investigating the biggest crime to hit East Farewell since the Flower Show scandal and have released some information on their findings so far. There have been some surprising revelations and some disturbing ones also. When investigating the McCarron family the local police said that they are not unknowns in the local criminal world. The three McCarron brothers, Ralph, Leonard and David, have all had run-ins with the both the East Farewell police as well as the Slate Mountain and the Youngstown departments. Most of their transgressions involved pretty theft, burglary, and shoplifting. The train robbery was way out of their league. Even their accomplices were not involved in any major crimes.  The police started looking into the disappearance of the boy’s mother, Selma McCarron. She seems to have disappeared shortly before the robbery and has not been seen since. The suspects are not being cooperative and many officials believe she was somehow involved. The police are tracking her last reported whereabouts and who she was in touch with. Some reports from the Mexican authorities say she may have been spotted near Tijuana in the arms of someone whose description matches the missing Lothario, Romando. Romando, as everyone in East Farewell knows, is the ne’er do well who sweet talked his way into naïve local sweetheart, Monica Shippensburg, who ended up giving him all the funds from the 1956 Flower Show. He absconded with the funds and has not been seen until the recent reports.

While police and the FBI continue to investigate the entire gang remains in the Bedford State Correctional Facility and are not cooperating. None of the money or valuables has been located but the authorities have repeatedly said they are moving forward with the investigation. For now the case seems to have more questions than answers.

Last known picture of Romando



Youngstown – The Travelers were able to get back on the winning side of the leger on Saturday when they won a convincing victory over the Youngstown Steelers, 6-2. The Travelers were able to take advantage of an excellent pitching performance by Joey Alfred and some smart base running. Alfred went through the first three innings allowing only one hit and one walk. He let in the first run in the fourth with a double by Hart and a long single by Jones. After that he settled down again and was able to go until the eighth when he let in the only other Steelers run with a single blast from Youngstown’s slugger, Mario Collardi. The Travelers, on the other and were able to tag Youngstown pitcher, Frank Nardi, for two runs in the second and three runs in the sixth, sealing the win with a solo homer by Johnny Cloos in the ninth. In the sixth the Travelers showed some very smart base running skills after Tony Dimero singled, he stole second and when Artie Archibald dribbled a “swinging” bunt towards first Dimero made it to third. Then Billy Sweet’s Texas leaguer sent Archibald to second and Dimero towards home. Centerfielder, Dino Scappelli, fielded the ball cleanly and tried to make a play at the plate but Dimero was able to slide under the tag. Alertly, Archibald scooted to third and Sweet motored to second. This set up Ralph Francis who singled to right driving in both Archibald and Sweet. The Travelers looked sharp on defense, too. They turned a double play in the fifth and Alfred was able to strand three runners throughout the game.
            The Travelers come home next week when they face the Erie Eagles in the evening beginning at 7:05 in the ball park.



The Supreme Court rules unanimously that “ordinary and necessary expenses” of operating an illegal bookmaking business may be deducted for Federal income tax purposes.

24 persons die in a flash fire in a textile building on Broadway in New York City, near Hudson Street. The blaze began when a textile-drying oven exploded. After the blaze was extinguished hours later, fireman actually found two persons alive in the burned building. One was a woman who had taken refuge in a metal box.  Water from streaming hoses kept the box cool, keeping her alive. The other – a man, hugging the floor, had shielded himself from the flames and smoke.

NTA (National Telefilms Associates Inc.) producer and distributor of films for television, buys station WATV (channel 13) in Newark, NJ and its radio stations - WAAT and WAAT-FM for $4.5 million. NTA owns one other television station, KMGM-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The stations are being purchased from Atlantic Television Inc. (TV) and Bremer Broadcasting (radio). Stockholders of both are the same. NTA has plans to make channel 13 a flagship for some of its programming. (The station’s call letters were changed to WNTA-TV and radio.)

Leave It To Beaver” is a bona fide hit on CBS-TV. The show’s creators and producers are Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher, who came from doing the same thing in radio (Amos n Andy) and others. One fan letter seems to sum up the appeal of the program - “It’s just like home ... you must be hiding behind our sofa!” Joe Connelly says he has six children and most of the episodes are based “on what our own kids do or our friends’ kids.” Bob Mosher says some of the ideas come from their own childhood experiences.  “Gather the family to see and enjoy the show hailed by critics as ‘honest and real and irresistibly funny.’”

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05/03/2018 08:37 PM


Thursday, May 1, 1958   Vol. C670



East Farewell – The FBI and local police have made arrests in the Great East Farewell Train Robbery of 1957. Three brothers, Ralph, Leonard and David McCarron and three others, Gerald Downs, Frank Holloway and William O’Shea were all arrested in McCarron’s home outside of East Farewell. The brothers had gathered the whole gang together to divide up the take but a neighbor had tipped off the authorities after noticing the house that had been empty for several months had a lot of activity and Mrs. McCarron was nowhere to be found. The McCarron boys had not been seen at their house in over six months and Mrs. McCarron disappeared shortly afterward. The FBI, regional and local police have been investigating the crime intensely since the start but have remained quiet about their progress until Wednesday when they suddenly announced the arrest of the gang. The details are still being sorted out and all the questions have not been answered but the authorities are confident that they have the right men. There have been no confessions, yet but there have been reports that large amounts of cash have been recovered from the house. Also, a very substantial amount loot has also been recovered much of which will be put on display in an attempt to reconnect it with its previous owner.

The brazen robbery took place September 12th, 1957. The “Mainliner” that runs from Philadelphia to Chicago on the Mighty Keystone Railroad was boldly robbed in East Farewell. Stopped by signal manipulation six robbers jumped on board, three headed directly to the Mail Car where they blasted open the safe holding $100,000.00 in cash deposits from the First Pennsylvania Bank head to the Chicago Central Bank, while three others rampaged through the passenger cars forcing all the passengers to drop their valuables into a cart that they rolled down the aisle. The robbers were able to clear out the safe and the passengers in about seven minutes and were able to make a clean get-a-way in a truck that was found later abandoned in the woods near Lake Charles. The robbers were so efficient that the police were unable to get to the scene until long after the robbers had taken flight.
Many questions still surround the crime and the perpetrators.  Aside from all the usual questions, how did they plan it, who all were involved, how did they know about the transport one question has arisen from after the arrest, where is Mrs. McCarron? She is said to be a very domineering mother and very protective of her boys. Her disappearance has raised some questions. The entire gang is being held without bail in the State Correctional Facility in Bedford. More answers are expected to be forth coming but for now local victims can take some comfort in the fact that these dangerous felons have been identified, captured and incarcerated. 

The Mainliner pulls into East Farewell



Cedar Creek – Some fanatical Travelers fans were predicting an unbeaten season after last week’s win over Riverview stretched their unbeaten season to three. Everyone can dream and sometimes those dreams will come true but that dream, as impossible as it may be, was dashed on Saturday when the Travelers lost to the also unbeaten Cedar Creek Bulls, 4-3. The first loss was a hard pill to swallow, too. The Travelers led 3-1 into the bottom of the ninth when Bulls slugger, James Dunn came up with one out and men on second and third. Dunn swung a Nagy’s first pitch and missed. Nagy then tried some to slip a curve by him but missed low and inside. He tried the curve again and missed again. Then Nagy tried to blow his fastball by him but Dunn was waiting, with a mighty swing Dunn drove the ball over the center field fence to win the game 4-3 Bulls.
            This was Nagy’s first outing this year and all told he did fine, striking out 9 and allowing only six hits and three walks. The Travelers defense was strong stranding three runners throughout the game. The Bulls were just slightly better, though, Bull’s pitcher, Gene Bradley, struck out 9 also, but only walked two and allowed eight hits. The Travelers left an unusually large numbers of baserunners on base, nine which is way above their average of three.
            “I just let that last pitch get down a little and he was able to really wallop it,” said Nagy after the game, “We let that one get away from us. I feel responsible for it and I am not going to let that happen again.”
            The Travelers stay on the road next week as they face the Youngstown Steelers. The game begins at 1:30 on Saturday in Youngstown Stadium.



The government reports that the average family income last year was $6130 - 50% higher than a decade ago.

Walter O’Malley, owner of the (new) LA Dodgers says he’s elated about the first three games played at the coliseum - attendance for all three was 167,209. “I think it probably set a three-day record.”

The seven month-old daughter of composer Nelsen Riddle dies before the parents can get her to the hospital. The family doctor said the baby had died from an inflammation of the bronchial tubes. “She was just a baby and she had no defense against it,” said the father of the sudden virus.

At the movies -
St Louis Blues - Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt, Pearl Bailey
The Young Lions - Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin
The Female Animal - Hedy Lamarr, Jane Powell, Jan Sterling, George Nader
Another Time, Another Place - Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan (Introducing) Sean Connery
The Goddess - Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges

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04/19/2018 09:15 PM


Thursday, April 10, 1958   Vol. C667



East Farewell – The 1958 Easter Egg Hunt took place on the Lakefront Plaza last Sunday afternoon. Even though it was Easter Sunday the turnout was exceptional. This year there were 35 entrants, up 5 from last year. While the age group was held at ten and under the number of eggs was increased from 150 to 175 eggs, even though there were 5 unfound eggs last year. Also this year the start time was pushed back to 3:00PM to give all the families to finish their lunches. This was the third Egg Hunt on the Plaza and the logistics have been worked out to a fairly efficient, machine like event. If you call pure chaos fairly efficient and machine like. Promptly at 3:00 the banner was dropped at the head of the Lakefront Plaza and 40 high spirited children dressed in their Easter best broke out and scattered, all very determined to win the Golden Egg, the prize given for to the finder of the most eggs. This year the winner was little Frankie Kelly with a grand total of 20 eggs, far surpassing last year’s winner, Florence O’Hara who had 16. This year a new and improved “Golden Egg” was presented to Master Kelly avoiding last years near calamity when the 1955 winner, Manny Watkins had to give Florence the Golden Egg as the original idea was to pass the egg along each year. Well, Manny believed he had won the Egg fair and square and was entitled to the Golden Egg forever. It was only after some firm motherly intervention and a promise that he would indeed receive an egg that he handed over the Golden Egg to Florence. This year all the two previous winners displayed their trophies and shared the winner’s platform with Frankie, who proudly displayed his very own Golden Egg. Manny, who did not compete this year due to his 11 years of age beat a hasty retreat from the winner’s platform saying, “That is for little kids, I’m 11 and I don’t need to hunt for eggs anymore.”
            The East Farewell Egg Hunt was another success and even though organizer, Sue Logan, compared it to herding cats it was great fun for the children and since only 166 eggs were accounted for the birds and assorted wildlife that frequent the Plaza after midnight are also thankful for the event. Next year Easter falls on March 29thwhich is very early and it is not unusual for East Farewell to still have snow on the ground at that time. Miss Logan would not make any comment on what would happen if the Plaza was still snow covered for the Egg Hunt. “We’ll have to wait and see what happens, that is a whole year away and we really just want to enjoy today, thank you.”

Florence O’Hara –the Golden Egg and the other winners. Frankie Kelly in rear.



East Farewell – The Travelers are getting ready for their 1958 season with early spring practices on the refurbished ball park field. This year promises to be another winning season and several scribes have picked the Travelers to win it all. The Travelers have consistently been in the top third of the league with championships in 1952, 1953 and 1955. They finished in second place last year and most of the players were dissatisfied with the season. Johnny Cloos called a team meeting after the last game last season, which happened to be a win for the Travelers, and he laid down the plan for this year. On Monday he reconvened the team in the ball park locker room and held a closed door meeting.  No one was talking about what went on in there but the team came out all fired up and ready to hit the practice field. When asked about the meeting Cloos would only smile and say, “What went on in there is between the team. You will see the results this season on the fields. You will have to just wait, and make sure you go to the games.”
            The games begin this Saturday with a home opener against arch rival Slate Mountain Miners with their ace Tony “Michael” Angelo on the mound. The Travelers are countering with their own ace and perfect game hurler, Joe Nagy. The game will begin at 3:00 after the season opening ceremonies. This year the opening ceremonies will include the team being introduced to fanfare supplied by the Regional High School Marching Band. The first pitch will be thrown out by Regional High School science teacher Bill Farley who has become a local celebrity thanks to his recognition by President Eisenhower for his outstanding work in Regional High’s science program that emphasizing outer space understanding and rocketry.
            The Travelers will open the season with a three game home stand. Along with the Miners, the Travelers will host the Riverview Anglers and the Cedar Creek Bulls. The ball park has undergone extensive upgrading over the course of the off season including a completely reseeded infield along with new dirt around the bases and on the base paths. The seats have been upgraded, too. Now all seats have backs an upgrade for the bleacher fans. The concession stands have been upgraded and now will serve food from local restaurants. Many people have been asking for a pre-season tour of the ball park but the Travelers’ management has declined to offer any such accommodation saying only everyone will have to wait and be surprised at opening day.

Travelers Stadium



Robert Sarnoff, president of NBC, says its radio network has lost about $9 million since 1953, but expects it to comeback. He says NBC-radio’s losses were less last year than the previous year, and the break-even point may be attained soon. The ABC radio network is undergoing reorganization in an effort to reduce losses that have amounted to more than $2 million a year. This week, ABC drops all its weekday entertainment type of programs except one. ABC radio will now concentrate on building its newscasts. Since around 1953 - all of the major radio networks have lost money, but things are looking better. Broadcasting Magazine estimates that the four major radio networks collectively had a 9.8% increase in net time sales in 1957. Meantime, some independent stations are doing much better. Advertising is up on major music stations, whose primary programs are manned by disc jockeys.

CBS’s “See It Now” conducts a frightening program this week on the hazards of radioactive fall-out. Hosted by Edward R. Murrow – the program showed explosions, methods of detecting fall-out, slides of human cells exposed to strong radiation and the constructive uses of isotopes, plus interviews with authorities.

Pop music this week

LOLLIPOP - The Chordettes
TEQUILA - The Champs
TWILIGHT TIME - The Platters
FOR YOUR LOVE - Ed Townsend
LAZY MARY (Luna Mezzo Mare) - Lou Monte
WHO’S SORRY NOW - Connie Francis
MET HIM ON A SUNDAY – The Shirelles
BOOK OF LOVE - The Monotones
26 MILES (Santa Catalina) – The Four Preps
HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD (In His Hands) - Laurie London
DINNER WITH DRAC (Part 1) -John Zacherle
SO TOUGH - The Original Casuals
ARE YOU SINCERE - Andy Williams
DON’T YOU JUST KNOW IT - Huey (Piano) Smith & The Clowns
BREATHLESS - Jerry Lee Lewis
WITCH DOCTOR - David Seville
EVERY NIGHT (I Pray) - The Chantels
BILLY - Kathy Linden
MAYBE BABY - The Crickets
CHANSON D’AMOUR (Song Of Love) - Art & Dotty Todd

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04/12/2018 11:22 PM


Thursday, April 3, 1958   Vol. C666



East Farewell – Spring gave a teasing taunt earlier this week. On Monday and Tuesday the temperatures raced into the 60s and the sun shone brightly. People took off their jackets and rolled up their sleeves as they strolled down Main Street in the afternoon. This was the first time since last September that it was warm enough for that. “Oh my, this is just wonderful,” laughed Mrs. Mallard, local boarding house owner, “I feel like a young woman again. I hope this is a preview of the spring that is coming. We deserve a nice spring.”
The fact is East Farewell usually experiences shorter, wetter springs than other places in the region. It is believed that Lake Charles with its large, open space and huge amount of water makes for a little different weather than the towns that are landlocked. Regardless of the climatic oddities, East Farewell enjoyed a taste of spring and everyone was very appreciative. Officially spring began on March 21st but the weather that day didn’t break the 40 degree mark and cold rain has marked many days. The only sun that has shown for an extended time was last Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Sunday saw the delayed St Patrick’s Day parade and was sunny but crisp, not quite reaching 50 degrees. The temperature topped out at 49 degrees that day but was a harbinger of what was to come. Monday and Tuesday were wonderful but just as wonderful as they were the next day (Wednesday) the temperatures dropped back into the forties and just as fast as the jackets were shed they were reacquired. The weatherman predicts that by the middle of the month the warmth should return. Many townspeople can’t wait.

The “Girls” stroll down Lake Shore Drive



East Farewell – The Cougars ended their playoff run early last week, losing to Slate Mountain in the first round of the playoffs, 42-45. The Cougars were hoping to repeat their upset from a week ago when they were able to knock off the top ranked Miners but the well known, stifling Slate Mountain defense proved too much for the boys. The game started off with Cougars taking a quick lead and for a while it looked like the Cougars were going to upset the Miners. By halftime the Cougars had run their fast paced game to its limit but held an ever-so-slim lead, 25-24. Center Dave McGill was the focus of the offense and was running the full court for almost the entire first half but he was able to block six shots, scored eight points and contribute with four assists. He was obviously out of gas by the final five minutes and wisely Coach Wilson pulled him and replaced him with the almost forgotten sub, Jimmy Hawkins. It was Hawkins who replaced McGill early in the season when McGill was injured and then sick. Hawkins played extremely well and showed that he is the obvious heir apparent to center position. McGill is a senior and this was his last game as a Cougar so when Coach Wilson pulled him he received a standing ovation and a pat on the back by the entering Hawkins. It is reported that the two are good friends off the court. Hawkins did his best but by then the Slate Mountain defense had taken control of the game and even though Hawkins scored four points it wasn’t enough. The Miners were able to take the lead at 40-38 and never look back. The Miners top ranking guard Joey O’Hanlon played another beautiful game and Miners center, Frank McGraw was also on top of his game. After the game in a show of true sportsmanship both went over to McGill and shook his hand and exchanged pleasantries. It was a bitter sweet end to a season that turned out better than anyone expected. The Cougars ended the season with a 9-6 season and all alone in third place in the league.



President Eisenhower orders “lunar probes” by unmanned space vehicles – the first time he has ordered any kind of space vehicle to the moon.

In Chicago, the last rites are held for producer Mike Todd, who was killed with three others Saturday in a New Mexico airplane crash. Wife Elizabeth Taylor sobbed and placed her hand gently on the bronze casket, whispering “I Love You.” She had been in semi hysteria since hearing the news of her husband’s death.

Actress Esther Williams sues for divorce from her estranged husband Ben Gage. They were one regarded as one of Hollywood’s happiest couples. Says Esther - “We had been having domestic troubles for the last several years. I finally came to the difficult
decision that a divorce was unavoidable. I had to protect my home and my children.”

Walt Disney dedicates a diorama of the Grand Canyon this week. The 306 foot-long painting stands 34 feet high. The scene is found as Disneyland trains enter a darkened tunnel. One side “leaps-out” the buttes and mesas of the Grand Canyon. Train riders get the sensation of actually looking down into the canyon. Special effects bring sunrise, sunset and an electrical storm that is accompanied by claps of thunder.

The annual PATSY awards are held this week and the top awards go to Spike - star of “Old Yeller” for movies and Lassie” gets one for television. Second place in movies goes to Beauty the horse in “Wild Is The Wind” and third to Kelly, the dog star of “Kelly and Me.” Second place in television goes to Cleo the basset hound of “The People’s Choice” and third place - to Rin-Tin-Tin. Trigger, Roy Rogers famed horse who celebrates his 25th birthday this month, receives the Richard C. Craven Award, a special trophy given each year in honor of the man who negotiated the first agreement for humane supervision of animal actors. Roy and Dale Evans were on hand to receive that award. Kevin Corcoran, child star of “Old Yeller” accepted the award for Spike, as did Jon Provost for Lassie. Jon of course, plays “Timmy” on the series

Pre-teenage woes (yes, even in the 50’s, preteens “suffered” ... here’s a letter to a teen column this week from a 12-year-old girl)...“I am a girl of 12 who doesn’t get along with her mother. It seems that everything I do is wrong. If she sends me to the store and I forget something she calls me ‘stupid’ and ‘dumb.’ The same thing happens if I misspell a word. My parents are not very strict with me but I feel unwanted. I want to dress like other girls but my mother says I am still a baby. She thinks I should not dress like a girl of 19. Other girls I know wear their dresses just below the knee but I have to wear mine shorter. Will you please tell me how I can prove to my mother that I am old enough to dress like other girls?”

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04/05/2018 09:35 PM


Thursday, March 27, 1958   Vol. C665



East Farewell – Even though it was a week late the St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a big fun filled success on Sunday. The foul March weather postponed annual parade but it could not keep the Irish spirit down. East Farewell has a large contingent of Irish families, most of who are related in one way or the other the railroad workers who built the Mighty Keystone Railroad. East Farewell was originally a main hub for the MKR with the Iron Works located here. The Iron Works supplies rails and other iron parts for the railroad. While the town was not actually founded by the railroad, that honor belongs to the Lendel brothers, it did buy out the brothers when they fell on financial hard times back at the beginning of the century. The railroad then located the Iron works here due convenient location on the line between Philadelphia and Chicago.
            The parade has been a tradition in town for many years and is usually held the second or third Sunday of March but this year the unexpected cold rains forced a postponement to the last Sunday. On Sunday the weather was clear but still crisp and the parade started down Main Street at 9:00AM. Leading the parade was the Irish-American Club which had a green, of course, Ford pickup hauling a flatbed with the group of local Irish musicians who identified themselves as the Galway Boys.The band consisted of three guitars, a bass, a fife, a mandolin, an accordion and a snare drum. The Band played a variety of favorite Irish tunes many were requested by the people on the street, watching. The Galway Boys were followed by a number of fire trucks, a group of Irish dancers from the Regional High School, the Regional High School Pep band who also played many Irish tunes. They were followed by several police cars and the two motorcycles the Police Department owns. In the final position was another bigger flatbed carrying an even larger, louder Irish band named The Irish Rebels. They played a lively batch of jigs that had the people dancing and singing in the streets. The parade made its way down Main Street and turned up Lake Shore Drive. It ended up at the Lakefront Plaza where the bands set up and gave impromptu concerts for many of the parade watchers who had made their way to the Plaza. A couple local restaurants set up tables and offered some traditional Irish dishes like ham and cabbage. Even though it was Sunday the local liquor laws were bent and beer was served to patrons who were of legal drinking age. Even with the cold temperatures (50-55 degrees) there was quite a turnout on the Plaza. Many folks danced and dined throughout the afternoon but as the sun set the crowds dispersed and headed home. It was a postponed but by no means diminished St Patrick’s Day in East Farewell.

The “Galway Boys” 1957



East Farewell – The 1958 Mid-Regional League Playoff Tournament has been set for next week. This year will probably be the final year for this tournament. The League standings at the end of the season will be used to determine the final standings in the league. There has been too much criticism of the Tournament building to a head this year after Slate Mountain has convincingly won the league by a margin of 3 games over their closest rival, Corning, who themselves were two games ahead of third place East Farewell. In the past the league has been closer and the tournament was used to determine a final winner. The teams all concur that it would be better if the season record was the determining factor as opposed to a tournament where one team could become momentarily hot and win the league with only a four game winning streak. “I think all the coaches, myself included, feel the same way. We will play this last tournament and be done with it from next year on,” said Couch Wilson when asked about the major decision.
            The Tournament will be played over two weeks and start on Friday when the Slate Mountain Miners will take on the Cougars in a rematch of their last game of the season. That game was played just last week. The Tournament game will be played in the Slate Mountain Gymnasium and begin at 4:30 on Friday. 








Russian boss Nikita S. Khrushchev (63) takes over as Premier of the Soviet Union, replacing Nicolai Bulganin. The switch was unexpected; Khrushchev takes over full “Stalin Powers” as Premier. “You have just expressed great confidence in me by your decision and you have done me great honor” he told the Parliament. “I will do everything to justify your confidence and shall not spare strength, health or life to serve you.” The new Premier got right down to business and in his formal address, emphasized agriculture, calling on among other things, the need for more cow manure. “The more cows, the more manure, the more the crops” he told the house.

U.S. officials say that Khrushchev’s power grab in the Kremlin could spell danger for the West if the chubby Communist Party leader follows the path of Stalin. State Department officials noted that Khrushchev had toppled such kingpins as V.M Molotov, Georgi Malenkov and Marshal Georgi Zhukov in his five-year struggle for Stalin’s power. They said these tough Communists constitute a powerful Kremlin alumni association which although now widely separated, might someday rise up to take revenge. A danger for the West is that Khrushchev might try to consolidate his position further through foreign adventures to rally soviet public support. Precedents were set by Stalin in the Berlin Blockade and the Korean War.

His second day in the Army - At Ft Chaffee, Arkansas, Private Elvis Presley marches into an Army barbershop and pays 65 cents out of his pocket to have his sideburns shaved. He led an induction platoon of 51 rookies into the barbershop. The barber threw the sideburns into the air, then went up the back of the singer’s head with his clippers and finally took off the top.  Elvis was asked by reporters how it felt - “It don’t feel so much different than it did before. This is the shortest it’s been in eight years.” Col Tom Parker, Presley’s manager, says he is staying with him temporarily to “look after the boy ... see that he gets everything he needs.

At the 30th Annual Academy awards, here are some winners:
Best Actor - Alec Guinness - “The Bridge on the River Kwai”
Best Actress - Joanne Woodward - “Three Faces of Eve”
Best Supporting Actor - Red Buttons - “Sayonara”
Best Supporting Actress - Miyoshi Umeki - “Sayonara”
Best Song - “All The Way” from “The Joker Is Wild”
Best Direction - “David Lean - “The Bridge on the River Kwai”
Best Screenplay - Pierre Boulle - “The Bridge on the River Kwai”

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03/29/2018 10:10 PM


Thursday, March 20, 1958   Vol. C664



East Farewell – It was a fabulous ending to a truly wonderful mid-winter spring break. The 1958 Flower Show closed with a great new addition, The Big Sell-off. Flower Show Chairwoman, Donna Silverman, came up with the idea and got almost every displayer, florist and vendor to join in the last but, now known, not least event in what is turning out to be the most successful Flower Show ever. On Monday the final event got underway at 7:00AM sharp. The early start was to try to accommodate the folks that had to report for work. The felt banners were pulled aside right at 7 and the waiting line streamed in. Some people knew exactly what they wanted and headed right over to the spots to begin bargaining with the vendors for their remaining wares. Others just seemed to want one last look at the stunning displays, bright colors and sweet fragrances. The whole place was cleared out by 1:00PM the tent was taken down by Tuesday afternoon. The 1958 Flower Show was in the books.
            The only remaining items were the small trophies that were given out for many of the outstanding efforts that were shown this year. This year Best Bloom went to local florist, Dale Garner from Garner’s Garden. Her giant arrangement of cone hydrangea, irises, and orchards took everyone’s breath away. She actually made three and was able to sell one at the Sell-Off. The Most Original went to a truly original mix of wild flowers and evergreens with holly, berries and a stunning red rose prepared by The Outdoor Shop in East Farewell. The Most Majestic award went to a huge arrangement by Bill’s Flowers from nearby Fort Lee. It stood almost eight feet tall and was woven Mandevilla , climbing Lilac Solanum, Climbing Hydrangea and Clematis Archway. The Happiest Spring Sense was claimed by Doris Darling, a local from East Farewell. Finally the Grand Prize went to East Farewell’s own Beverly’s Blooms on Main. Her fabulous combination of roses, orchids, ferns, lilies and fun daisies all arranged spread out over a water outline of Lake Charles, East Farewell’s main attraction. All of the awards were presented Sunday evening in a wonderful ceremony hosted by The Flower Show Committee and the MC was Miss Silverman who as it turns out has a very respectable stage presence. The other awards were only citations but carried with them a great deal of recognition and bagging rights. The Funniest went to Fun with Flowers from Bear Creek, a whimsical display of daisies, violets and wild flowers that made everyone smile. The Most Fragrant was a stunningly sweet smelling bouquet of Eveningstock, Four-o'clock rimmed with very pungentFlowering tobaccos. The weirdest went to a water display that was a bit of a contraption that included a waterwheel that was intended to irrigate a row of blooming roses but instead was kicked by a mechanical cow, swung over and poured its drain on a snoozing farmer who then woke up startled and fired his shotgun in the air. The farmer, the shotgun, the firing and the cow were just ingenious mechanical devices from the incredible mind of local inventor Dr. Quigley E. Dandridge. It was an amazingly weird, fun and whimsical display that was genuinely loved by all.
            The 1958 Flower Show was a wonderful event that had people talking all through town as to what next year will bring. The anticipation can almost be tasted. Miss Silverman said she is already starting to put together the committee and taking ideas for a theme. The town can’t wait.

1958 Flower Show Grand Prize Winner



East Farewell – The Cougars ended their season with a win over their arch rival, the Slate Mountain Miners, 48-46. The game was as close as the final score with the lead changing hands no less than 12 times throughout the game. The Miners who are ranked second wanted to win the game and go into the playoffs tied for first, but the Cougars came to the game wanting to win and move into second place for the playoffs. The Cougars were able to keep the Miners potent offense in check with very tight defense and a surprisingly effective press that threw the Miners off their game. The Cougars went all out and kept the press up for almost three quarters of the game. They imposed it after the 12 minute mark of the first half once the Cougars had secured the largest lead of the game, 20-14. The Miners struggled at first but were able to work their very talented guard and forwards, especially guard Joey O’Hanlon, to break through the press and crawl back to 28-28 tie at the half. During that time they actually were able to take a brief lead, 24-22, after the Cougars had gone ice cold shooting-wise, missing 8 of their 10 shoots.
            The second half was a little more wide open, but not much. The Cougars came out with their press intact, but the Miners had adjusted and were able to penetrate again and again. O’Hanlon was able to keep the Cougars guessing by using fake passes, ingenious dribbling and smart court movements to score the team and game high of 18 points. He was nearly matched by Cougar’s guard, Bobby Fox with 15 points and Cougar’s center, Dave McGill, with 12. As the second half progressed the lead went back and forth and came down to the last minute with the Miners leading by two when Fox was able to bat a bounce pass away from O’Hanlon with Cougar’s other guard, Fergal Conner, picking it up and racing in for the quick score and the tie. With the press still in place, but the Cougars visibly wearing thin, the Miners tried a long in-bounds pass to center, Frank McGraw. McGraw was able to extend his 6’4” frame and grab the high pass only to come down into as swarm of swatting Cougars. He was able to dish off the ball to a circling O’Hanlon who drove towards the basket only to be met by the pillar of McGill. O’Hanlon stopped short and tried a fade back shot over McGill. The shot got by McGill but clanked off the rim where Cougar forward, Don Tasker made an easy rebound. Tasker passed out to Conner who tried to take it down court but ran into McGraw. Conner alertly passed off to a trailing Fox who was able to drive down and make beautiful layup to give the Cougars a 48-46 lead that would stand as the final as the Miners were unable to get a shot off in the last four seconds.
            The playoff will begin next week and the schedule will be built early next week. With this win it is expected that the Cougars will move into second place while the Miners will remain in first place but tied with Corning. The Schedule of the 2 week playoffs will be posted as soon as it arrives.



The Supreme Court rules unanimously that “ordinary and necessary expenses” of operating an illegal bookmaking business may be deducted for Federal income tax purposes.

24 persons die in a flash fire in a textile building on Broadway in New York City, near Hudson Street. The blaze began when a textile-drying oven exploded. After the blaze was extinguished hours later, fireman actually found two persons alive in the burned building. One was a woman who had taken refuge in a metal box.  Water from streaming hoses kept the box cool, keeping her alive. The other – a man, hugging the floor, had shielded himself from the flames and smoke.

Just over a week away from entering the Army, Elvis Presley (22) says he doesn’t know what duties he’ll have when he’s inducted: “I haven’t talked to anyone about it. I’ll do what they ask.”

Actress June Lockhart (mom on Lassie) is divorcing Dr John Francis Maloney - a New York physician. The actress said her husband drank to excess and stayed away from home several nights a week.

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03/22/2018 09:18 PM


Thursday, March 13, 1858   Vol. C663



East Farewell – The 1958 East Farewell Flower Show opened on Friday March 7 under a huge tent erected on the Fairgrounds. The opening was preceded by a “Sneak Preview” Black Tie Dinner that was attended by some very special invitees, sponsors and participating florists. The last cold day of the winter are stubbornly clinging on but inside the tent spring was blooming all over.  The 67 florists taking part this year is a record for participants and a very happy note for Miss Donna Silverman, Flower Show Main Committee leader, who almost singlehandedly brought the Flower Show back from East Farewell’s history scrapheap. The Flower Show was cancelled two years ago when then chairwoman, Monica Shippensburg, became romantically involved with a ne’er-do-well named Romandowho either stole or was given the entire Flower Show budget by Miss Shippensburg. Romandodisappeared and has never been seen again. Miss Shippensburg took responsibility for the crime and was sentenced to house arrest and promised the make restitution. She has been faithful in her repayment plan and was just released from house arrest two months ago. Ironically, she was the only person injured when Lou’s Deli blew up just last month. She was struck in the head with a flying ham hock while walking down Main Street for the first time in two years.
            The new Flower Show opened officially Friday, March 7th and will run until Monday, March 17th. A new and exciting addition to the show was the extra day (Monday) that Miss Silverman added to hold a big sell-off of all the remaining blooms and plants to the public. “These florists don’t necessarily want to carry all this stuff home and they would love to turn it over to the public and make a couple of dollars in the mean time,” said Miss Silverman when asked to explain the extra day event.
            The displays, of course are the hit of the show. Many florists and contributors have set up beautiful displays, many with water features, walls and some had actual structures built. Imagination ran wild with the displays and originality and magnificence were the key words used to fuel the displays. It would take almost an entire day to wander through the entire show and soak up all beautiful scenes and smells. Turnout is expected to reach record levels. In the first days the floor has been flooded and there have even been lines at the entry areas as people line up early before the gates open. The cold weather does not seem to deter the flower loving public.   
            Mark your calendars and make sure you find time to visit the 1958 East Farewell Flower Show. You won’t be disappointed and you certainly don’t want to miss it.

1958 East Farewell Flower Show



East Farewell- The Cougars were able to extract a bit of revenge on the Southport Hawks besting them 56-50 in their game on Friday night. Earlier in the season the Hawks dominated the Cougars in a one sided game that the Hawks handily won, 50-46. Friday’s game was completely different. The Cougars have grown throughout the season. The young team has overcome some difficulties like losing their center for four games and having to work with new forwards and a young backcourt. Center, Dave McGill is getting stronger every game after his comeback three weeks ago and he was showing a new and improved understanding of his position. He was able control the middle of the court against one of the better centers in the league. Southport’s Bobby Thomas is considered by many to be the second best in the league but after Friday’s game McGill is giving him a run for his money. McGill was able to grab 15 rebounds, assist in 12 points and score 14. Thomas was able to garner 16 rebounds but only had 6 assists and was held to 10 points.
            The game was not the lopsided affair that previous game was. In the first half the lead went back and forth and there was no more than a 6 point difference but in the second half the Cougars were able to build a 10 point lead at one point and the Hawks were unable to generate a strong enough offense to get back into the game. With only 1 minute left the Hawks made their last run and were able to close the gap back fell six points short. The Cougars win puts them in third place in the league all alone. They will finish off their season next week at home against the Slate Mountain Miners. The game will begin at 4:300 in the Regional High Gymnasium



In Monaco - a 21-gun salute sounds at the arrival of a baby boy - heir to the throne - for Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly.

President Batista of Cuba suspends civil rights throughout the revolt-torn country, only to see his entire 22-member Cabinet walk out. Batista immediately names a new Cabinet.  Cuban rebel leader Fidel Castro issues a 22-point ultimatum from his mountain headquarters for President Fulgencio Batista to resign by April 5. In the letter, Castro said a “fight to the finish” would be launched by his guerrilla fighters and by a band of roving terrorists everywhere, beginning on that date.

Dick Clark - idol of teenagers everywhere since his Philadelphia dance show “Bandstand” went national last August, does a lot of television. The show airs from 3:00 to 3:30 and 4 to 5pm eastern on ABC, but he also does an hour-long local version over WFIL-TV (Channel 6) from 2:30 to 3:00pm, and 3:30 to 4:00pm - for a grand total of two-and-a-half hours each weekday afternoon. As if that weren’t enough, Clark drives to New York for a half-hour version of the program on Monday Nights. “A small part of my mail - about 1%, comes from people who don’t like the present trend in popular music. If you don’t like it, there’s not much anybody can do about it. It’s like trying to change someone’s taste in salad dressing. Some prefer Roquefort; others can’t stand it.” Clark resides in Drexel Hill, PA with his wife and their one-year-old son, Richard.

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03/15/2018 07:15 PM


Thursday, March 6, 1958   Vol. C662



East Farewell- A new, classy social event debuted on Wednesday night as the Flower Show Committee hosted a “Secret Sneak Preview Festive Formal Dinner” kicking off the 1958 Flower Show in grand fashion. The Committee chaired by Miss Donna Silverman, sent out 75 invitations to sponsors and participants and opened up a portion of the huge tent erected on the Fairgrounds that afforded a view of the floor of the show but no one was allowed to go on the floor proper. The dinner was catered by several local establishments including the Lost Oasis and Lou’s Deli. There was after dinner music provided Gus Templeton and his Swing Band. The real star was the floor of the Flower Show that was attracting long stares and very deep analysis by all the attendees.
            The Flower Show officially opens tomorrow and is expected to be fabulous. This year has more florists, more exhibits, more teaching events in all just more of everything. The show will run longer than any show before it, staying open three days longer and with the Sneak Preview Dinner it is opening three days earlier. No one is complaining, though. This event has come back strong from some difficult times a couple of years ago and everyone is extremely happy about that.

“Sneak Peak” Flower Show Dinner



Fort Lee – The Cougars got back on the winning wagon last week when they convincingly beat the Captains, 52-47. The Captains have been having a hard year with their entire starting lineup made up sophomores. They have improved through the course of the season but their inexperience and lack of leadership has taken its toll on the team. The Cougars beat the Captains earlier this season in their only other meeting and Fridays game was not much different. The Cougars took a quick 6-0 lead and then started to take run and shoot position for the rest of the first half. The Captains were able to keep the score close and at one point they were able to take a lead, 16-14, but that was short lived and the Cougars were able to go into the locker room at the half ahead 27-23.
            The Captains came out in the second half with a pressing defense to try to slow down the running Cougars. The tactic worked and the Cougars shifted out of the running game and back to their more straight forward, methodical game that was highlighted with sharp passes, cuts and very strong floor management. While this type of game has been the Cougars breads and butter this season it wasn’t as exciting as the loose, free-wheeling game they showed in the first half. The straight forward game did produce the desired results though, they worked the center and they were able to shoot very successfully from the outside. The Captains were just unable to keep up.
            Cougars center, Dave McGill, led all scorers with a total of 18 points followed by Fergal Conner with 14 and forward Don Tasker with 14 also. Walter Ferguson came in off the bench and scored a surprising 10 points in the second half. The Captains lead scorer was their center Billy Hogan with 20 followed by center, Frank Dunn, with 12.
            The Cougars return home next week to take on the Southport Hawks who beat them earlier this season, 50-46. The Cougars hope the home court advantage will be in force for this game because the two teams are a fair match and both are sitting at third place in the league standings. The game begins on Friday evening at 7:30PM in the Regional High Gymnasium.



Speaking to reporters, Sen. John F. Kennedy predicts sweeping Democratic victories this year.  “Victory is in the air - the handwriting is on the wall - this is going to be the greatest Democratic year since 1936,” he promised. “What we need in America today is not so much confidence in the economy but confidence in our leadership. The Soviets have outshone us in scientific achievements. They have outmaneuvered us in trade and aid. They have outstripped us in the race for ultimate weapons and outer space.” Kennedy told his audience the Democrats could pick up as many as 12 Senatorial seats this year on their way to a Presidential triumph in 1960. 

Near Prestonburg, Kentucky a school bus loaded with children hits a wrecker and an automobile and drops into a rain-swollen river. Some 23 children died.

Hundreds of students from Arizona State College at Tempe demonstrate wildly at the State Capitol. The students were protesting proposed legislation which would change the name of their school to Tempe University.

At the movies -
The Brothers Karamazov - Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom
Witness for the Prosecution - Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton
I Accuse! - Jose Feffer, Anton Walbrook
The Tarnished Angels – Rock Hudson, Robert Stack
Paths of Glory - Kirk Douglas
Darby’s Rangers - Frank Gifford
Bonjour Tristesse - Deborah Kerr, David Niven
Seven Hills Of Rome - Mario Lanza
Raintree County - Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eve Marie Saint
Walt Disney’s Old Yeller
Demoniaque - Francois Perier
Please Mr. Balzac - Brigitte Bardot

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03/08/2018 08:53 PM


Thursday, February 27, 1958   Vol. C661



East Farewell- The first glimpse of the 1958 East Farewell Flower show was revealed at the pre-show press announcement at the Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon. This year’s show will run from Friday March 7ththru Monday March 17th. It will be held in a huge temporary tent erected on the Fairgrounds as it was last year. Donna Silverman is once again leading the committee that organizes the show. Last year she won great praise from everyone for bringing back the near defunct event to an exciting, stunning and beautiful conclusion last year. This year even more florists have signed up, some from as far away as Philadelphia, Cleveland and even one from Buffalo. Along with the fifty-two returning florists or floral related vendors 15 new participants have signed up this year. “It is just breathtaking, all the excitement, the ambitious plans and the wonderful people, I just love it all,” proclaimed Miss Silverman during the press event.
            This year’s show will again be a judged event with prizes given out in several categories, best display, best bloom, most original and most majestic. On the fun side there will be other awards given out for more unusual categories, they will include happiest spring sense, funniest, most fragrant and weirdest. There will also be a grand prize winner.  The awards are mostly ribbons and plaques but the advertising, recognition and just plain old bragging rights make up some of the most coveted awards. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday night, March 16th beginning at 7:30PM. This year the show will open on Monday, March 17th, for half a day for a new, novel event, the Big Sell-Off. Miss Silverman suggested to the vendors that they open one last day after the “official” closing and sell off their displays and arrangements. The suggestion was met with a surprising amount of acceptance. “The sell-off will help the vendors clear out their displays making cleanup easier for them and letting a lot of folks in town get some beautiful plants and flowers to help brighten up their homes.” said Miss Silverman when explaining the Sell-Off.
            Several florists had pictures or drawings of their proposed displays to show off some examples of what everyone should be looking forward to. All the displays were stunning and whetted everyone’s appetite for the show.

A view from 1957 Flower Show



East Farewell – The Riverview Wildcats came into Regional High Gymnasium on Friday night as the league leading team and left the same way, only they were battered and bruised. The Wildcats and the Cougars played a knockdown, drag out grudge match that went down to the last seconds and ended with the Wildcats prevailing, 56-55. The Cougars were hoping to move into second place with a win and the Wildcats were trying to extend their lead in the league standings. The teams played just two weeks ago with the Wildcats prevailing by one point. Friday’s night game was almost a repeat but it was a much rougher game. A grand total of 22 fouls were handed out which was a new, dubious league record. The previous record of 19 was set way back in 1952 but neither of these two teams was involved. “This was not our best game, I spoke to Coach Reynolds (Wildcats Coach) and he feels the same way. This was not our best game. The kids got too worked up and they were just banging each other around out there. I don’t like that and I am going to have a talk with those boys. I am glad they did not let the other team push them around and I am glad they fought hard trying to win but there was just to much contact out there tonight,” said Cougars coach Wilson.
            The tone was set in the first five minutes when Cougars center, Dave McGill tried to post up against Wildcats center, Lou Alonso, but Alonso backed into McGill and both ended up trying to muscle the other out of the lane. It ended up with a foul on McGill but that was only the beginning. The ballet for the center lane went on throughout the game and did not end when McGill fouled out in the last four minutes of the game. McGill was replaced by James Hawkins, who has had a lot of experience, came in and with one minute Alonso picked up his fifth foul trying to push Hawkins around. Apparently, Alonso thought Hawkins not used to playing. He was very wrong, Hawkins played with an attitude that could only be gained from real court time. Hawkins, of course, played four very impressive games when McGill was injured early in the season.
            The battles were not confined to the inside. The backcourt had its fair share of pushing and shoving. Bobby Fox and Fergal Conner both of Cougars guards got into foul trouble and ended the game with four each while Wildcats guards, Mario Fannelli and Charles Danto had four fouls. The guards on both teams spent a lot of time swatting at each other and in the end making too much contact for the referees liking.
            Aside from the fouls it was a pretty good game. Both teams shot with great accuracy and when there wasn’t a foul the work on the boards was outstanding. It came down to the last minutes after the lead changed hands almost every minute. The Cougars had a one point lead with fifty seconds when the Wildcats’ Fannelli was able to make a diving one handed pass to a streaking Danto who was able to drive past Don Tasker and lay up the go ahead basket. The Cougars tried for the last second winning basket but Fox’s shot was from too far out, it hit the rim and bounced out of any rebound reach as the buzzer sounded.
            The Cougars travel to Fort Lee to face the Captains next week. The Cougars have had considerable good luck against the Captains this season. They beat the Captains at home by six points and were never behind in the game. Friday’s game begins at 4:30PM in the Fort Lee Gymnasium.



Doctors say President Eisenhower is completely recovered from the slight stroke and speech difficulty he suffered three months ago.

President Eisenhower says he rejected an all-out drive to beat Russia into the air with an experimental atomic-powered plane because it might have delayed development of a nuclear plane which would be fit for combat.

The Army loses its Explorer II satellite, minutes after firing it spaceward with the Jupiter-C rocket.

Comedian Bob Hope obtains from the Soviet Embassy a visa to visit Russia. He said as he left the embassy, they apparently “saw my show Sunday night. They treated me like I was Red Skelton or Pinky Lee” said the comedian.

KTLA Los Angeles announced in late January that it would begin flashing subliminal messages of a public service nature within 90 days, but it looks like that won’t happen - at all. The station had arranged for the needed projectors with the Precon Process and Equipment Company of New Orleans, builders of subliminal devices. But the FCC seems to be ambiguous on the subject, and KTLA doesn’t want to take the chance. However, a motion-picture producer intends to use the technique within the body of several feature films.

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02/22/2018 09:55 PM

Thursday, February 20, 1958   Vol. C660



East Farewell – Gus Templeton opened the ninth annual Valentine’s Day Social and Dance on Saturday night with a question, “Who is going home lonely tonight?”
            The sold out crowd that covered the Regional High Gymnasium floor answered with a resounding, “No one!”
            With that Templeton turned to his famous swing band and struck up the popular hit, Memories are Made of These. The tune has become a sort of theme song for the event, having been the lead off tune for the last three years. Templeton served a Master of Ceremonies and not only introduced the other great bands on the schedule but also oversaw the now famous and highly anticipated Homemade Sweet Treat Competition. The menu this year was similar to last year, fried chicken and mashed potatoes with green beans and was again supplied by the Lost Oasis Restaurant and Bar. They also supplied the wine and beer and for the first time owner, Charles Wenz, set up a bar that served hard alcohol drinks.  The bands on the roster were well known to the crowd. There was the always popular Al Jackson and his Blues Band lit the place up after dinner with hits like “Tutti-frutti” and lots of others. Slowing things down were the Doo-Wop group, the Dalmatians, with their now classic, “Only You”
Gus took the microphone after the Dalmatians beautiful set and announced the winner of the Homemade Sweet Treats Competition. This year’s winner was long time entrant, Sylvia Bass with a surprisingly simple cherry cobbler. Perhaps the judges were too full from all the samples and decided on the lighter fare.  Every year since the inaugural social the Sweet Treat Competition has been a highlight of the event. Everyone was able to sample each treat that ranged from the light and fruity to rich and decadent. This year the defending champion, Peg O’Malley, tried to continue her reign by entering her now famous Extra Dark and Rich Chocolate Layer Cake. This four layer devil’s food cake covered with semi-sweet frosting has been making townsfolk swoon and loosen their belts since it was introduced last year. Peg has been supplying the Bakery on Main with a limited number offered for sale. It has become a bit of a social whisper when she brings her shipment in the bakery, the cake don’t last long once the sign goes up they are available. The word spreads quickly and people have been seen actually running to get in line outside the store. Along with Peg’s cake there were lots of favorites, Ida Plant, long time champ, tried a new angle this year with a very light and airy key lime meringue pie and Sylvia Bass, this year’s champ, followed Ida’s lead with her cheery cobbler. There were more entries this year than ever before, there were chocolate cheesecakes, strawberry glazed upside-down cakes, rich chocolate mousse pies and even an ice cream cake entered by a new town resident, Fran Carvel.
Following in the quirky tradition that has taken almost mythical status, Sylvia walked down the center aisle and was “plastered” with her own pies by other members of the competition. The tradition dates back to 1952 when Peg O’Malley was the second winner of the contest and while walking up to the stage she tripped and fell face first into her own cake. It was rumored that a disgruntled loser actually tripped her but she has denied that and has taken responsibility for the mishap. In the following years all the contestants have gotten together and collectively smashed a cake in the winners face after the winner was announced.

            There were no lonely hearts in East Farewell this Valentine’s Day, at least not at the Social and Dance. The party went on until well after 11:00PM and people will be talking about it weeks. This has become one of the most anticipated events on the town’s calendar, for good reason. Don’t miss next year.

Slow dance at the 1958 Valentine’s Day Social



East Farewell – The Cougars center, Dave McGill, returned to action on Friday and immediately made an impact by scoring a game high of 21 points in the Cougars sure handed win over the Slate Mountain Canaries, 46-36. The Cougars were able to break their two game losing streak and regain some court composure as they never trailed in the game. Things looked tough for the Canaries from the start. The Cougars took the opening tip off and went on a 10 point unanswered run. The Canaries were able to pull close at the end of the first half but could only close to a 24-26. In the second half McGill took over and started to shake off some of the rust that had settled in doing his recovery. He was able to score 16 of his 21 points and grab 8 of his 13 rebounds. He was able completely control the center and dominate both offensive and defensive boards. “We are very happy to get Davey back, not that Hawk was bad or anything, he was great, but Davey is better and has so much more experience. He showed tonight that he is back and is fine to play,” said Coach Wilson after the game.
            For the Canaries, their top scorer was their excellent guard, Frankie Leon with 19 points, followed by forward William Flack with 10. This win for the Cougars was a turnaround from the game earlier in the season in which the Cougars looked much weaker. They lost that game 40-48. This game showed the Cougars have really grown and with a complete squad they can play with any team in the league.
            Next week the Cougars have a revisit by the Riverview Wildcats. They played the Wildcats just a week ago but due to weather schedule changes they are playing them again after only two weeks. These teams should be very familiar with each other so a good, tight game is expected. The game will begin Friday night at 7:00PM in the Regional High School Gym.   



New York mayor Robert Wagner bars 10-year-old Eddie Hodges, current cast member of Broadway’s “Music Man, from appearing on the Perry Como TV show this week. The decision was based on a recommendation by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (SPCC). They said Hodges was already working a matinee and evening performances for the Broadway show. Hodges would have made $750 for the 15-minute appearance.

French Actress Brigitte Bardot is resting in Northern Italy after a nervous breakdown. French and Italian newspapers reported she took an overdose of sleeping pills two days ago in a suicide attempt.

Paramount sells its entire library of pre-1948 films to television for $50 million.

Folksingers are making a comeback. Some of the more popular ones are Theodore Bikel, Josh White, Cynthia Gooding, Susan Reed, Oscar Brand, Bob Gibson, Richard Dyer-Bennett and Pete Seeger. Jac Holzman, head of Elektra Records, reports that his folk discs have been doubling annually. Elektra has Theodore Bikel, Susan Reed and Josh White.

Still banned in many places, this week, singer Paul Robeson (60) performs at the Oakland (CA) Auditorium. Robeson has made a number of appearances in California churches recently, but big halls will not book him.

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02/15/2018 10:58 PM

Thursday, February 13, 1958   Vol. C659



East Farewell – Extreme cold and a very wet snow caused and massive power outage in town on Monday night. Not only were most of the businesses and homes in the east end of town in the dark but the main power station that fed the entire East Farewell Transit Company was also shut down. The station not only lost power but also suffered massive transformer shots due to the heavy wet snow bringing down the lines and shorting them out. The power outage stranded transit vehicles across the system with many travelers on cars left in the dark and cold. Many riders left the cars and walked along the snow covered streets to their destinations. Luckily, the cars were located along main streets in town and many of the riders were locals and knew their way around. No injuries and missing people were reported. The EFTC maintenance crew was on site very quickly and after completely shutting down the system they were able to carefully clear the snow off the cables, restring the wires, repair the generators and start the system back up again. The entire process took almost eight hours.
            “We were lucky that the maintenance crew didn’t run into any strange problems and they were able to repair and regenerate the system in a very reasonable amount of time. They worked diligently throughout the night and they were able to get the system running before the early morning rush hour. I am very proud of the work that they did and I am sure they are, too,” said EFTC Director Sam Nelson in a news conference on Wednesday morning.

            This is the first outage that the Transit System has suffered since it opened almost two years ago. The system has been a reliable mode of transportation for an estimated 5000 people a week and this minor inconvenience is not likely to change their habits.

Trolley makes a turn in the snow



East Farewell – The Cougars came home to a welcoming crowd on Friday afternoon hoping to repeat their early season success against the Riverview Wildcats. After their disappointing loss in Corning they were trying to regain their momentum and get back in the league race. The Wildcats came into town looking for revenge and the game was a battle from the start.
            The tip-off was an indication of the intensity both teams had. When Cougars replacement center, James Hawkins tipped the ball to forward Don Tasker, Wildcat forward Ben Miller tried to jump in for a steal but ran into Tasker hard and knocked him to the floor, causing the first of many fouls at exactly 15:48 in the first half. Tasker was not hurt but the lingering absence of senior center Dave McGill did hurt the team. Hawkins played a very respectable game and has gotten better with each start but his 6’3” stature just isn’t the same as McGill’s commanding 6’5” tower. Coach Wilson said McGill will be back in the lineup next week but this game was when he was really needed. The Wildcats center, Gerald Mancuso, stood 6’4” and has played the position for three of his four years on the team. Hawkins tried valiantly but Mancuso was just too much for him. Hawkins eventually was to foul out at a critical time in the game. With only two minutes left and the Cougars leading by 2 Hawkins banged Mancuso as Mancuso was turning to shoot and that was the end for Hawkins. Mancuso made one of the foul shots but the Cougars missed their shot and the Mancuso was able to grab the rebound without too much trouble, feed a streaking Barney Fuller down the side who took the ball down to the corner where Cougar, Fergal Conner caught up to him and forced him to shoot an awkward shot but Mancuso was able to rebound it and put it up over both Tasker and Joey Mitchell and sink the winning shot for 50-49 Wildcats win.
            “It was too bad we lost Hawk when we did but we should have not been in that position to begin with. That Mancuso kid is just tremendous. I think if we had Davey in there Mancuso would have been kept in check, but Davey was still hurting and Mancuso got the better of Hawk. Davey will be back next week for sure so I think things will pick up for us,” said Coach Wilson after the game.
            The Cougars stay at home next week to host the Slate Mountain Canaries. The Cougars hope that the return of Dave McGill will turn their fortunes around. The game will be on Friday afternoon at 4:30PM in the gymnasium.



Upstate New York from Albany to Buffalo gets hit with its biggest snowstorm since 1925. Drifts up to 15 feet blocked some highways. Hundreds of persons are stranded with at least 10 deaths reported.

In a recent Gallup Poll, Senator John Kennedy would win if the election were being held this week with Kennedy at 49% and Nixon at 38%.

A German rocket scientist, held by the Russians for the past 13 years says the Russians aren’t kidding when they say they have intercontinental ballistic missiles. Peter Lertes was one of the scientists returned to West Germany with nine colleagues who were finally allowed out after the 13-year period.

General Motors engineers demonstrate a car steered by an electrical cable beneath a concrete surface. To turn off the road or to pass another vehicle, a switch was thrown to put the car back into manual. “We think of it as the first building block in what may become a more sophisticated system for controlling vehicle spacing, detecting location of cars of giving the driver signals for throttle and brake control.”

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Thursday, February 6, 1958  Vol. C658



East Farewell - The annual Regional High School science fair took place last week with exhibits throughout the school and a grand display in the gymnasium. Students from all grades participated and exhibits ranged from the weather to electronics. There was a large presence of space related projects with a number of experimental model rockets on display. Interestingly, there was a dearth of exhibits chemistry. There were several volcanoes and more than five weather related exhibits displaying different cloud formation, typhoons, cyclones, and hurricanes. The most popular exhibits were the model rockets and the futuristic space stations and some exhibits that bordered on science fiction. All the students spent many hours designing, developing and building their projects.
There was a competition associated with the science fair and a group of teachers as well as some local business people inspected the exhibits on Friday afternoon and asked students questions about their exhibits. They also asked the students to demonstrate some of the action exhibits like the volcanoes and some of the model rockets. Most of the volcanoes gushed gloriously while all of the rockets were restrained by cables except one that broke away and flew into the ceiling much to the chagrin of the judges and student engineer alike. Student Howard Ball was embarrassed but also elated when his model rocket broke away from the guide wires and blasted into the ceiling of the gymnasium. It ricocheted off a metal roof support, flew along the top edge of the ceiling, hit another support and deflected into a ceiling tile sticking nose first into the tile as the engine ran out. After everyone was sure there were no injuries a spontaneous round of applause broke out. This display did not help Ball in the judging, though, first place went to senior Charlie O’Mara’s three stage rocket display explained how rockets of the future will need several stages to exit the earth’s atmosphere and make their way into outer space. Second place went to junior, Grace Williams, whose volcano exhibit was based on the Hawaiian volcanos that formed the island. Not only did her volcano spew lifelike steaming lava, the lava spilled out into a large tub full of saltwater and hardened to enlarge the existing island.

The science fair is always a highly anticipated event that gives the students a chance to use their imagination and their science skills to explore some very exciting ideas.

Rocket blasts off in Science Fair Project



Corning- The Cougars had recovered from their team flu but they were still without center Dave McGill when they limped into Corning to face the red hot Corning Devils last Friday. The team played valiantly and backup center, Jimmy Hawkins, played an ever improving game in understanding his newly acquired position but the Corning Devils showed why they are the league leading team with flawless foul shooting and a very strong inside game. The Devils were victorious, 52 – 48, but that was not as close as the score indicates. The Cougars were able to close a 10 point deficit in the last three minutes thanks to the Devils clearing the bench. Cougars point guard, Bobby Fox, was leading scorer for the Cougars with 10 points. Forward Donnie Tasker led both teams and rebounds with 15. Devils top scorer, Alex Ward led all scorers with 21. The Devils defense was able to stymie the Cougars continually throughout the game and created 11 turnovers that all turned in the points for the Devils.
“We were not on our game today, I think boys were still recovering and really missed Davey, not that Hawk was bad, he’s not, we just need some more experience in the center,” said Coach Wilson on the bus on the way home.
Next week the Cougars come home to meet the Riverview Wildcats. They beat the Wildcats earlier in the season and hope to repeat the victory on Friday in the Regional High School gymnasium at 4:30.



The United States’ first scientific satellite, “Explorer” is doing nicely as it reaches its top orbit height of 1,700 miles.

An Atlas ICBM takes off from Cocoa Beach, but the flight was not terminated normally. This followed two consecutive ICBM successful test firings over a limited range.

President Eisenhower re-affirms that the Administration might favor a tax cut to break the recession unless the economy turns upward by mid-year.

A 13-member committee to frame legislation concerning the exploration and development of space is created by the Senate. The panel is expected to be headed by Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Senate Democratic leader. It will study proposals for the administration of space programs with the aim of reporting a bill to the Senate by June 1. Recommendations are now being prepared for President Eisenhower by Dr. James Killian Jr., his scientific adviser.

Willie Shoemaker rides to his 3,000-career win. Willie’s been at it for nine years, but this week, he scores his 3000th winning mount in the eighth race at Santa Anita. The horse was Eternal Pere.

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02/01/2018 09:07 PM

Thursday, January 30, 1958   Vol. C657



East Farewell – It has been a long time since Frankie Knox walked down Lake Shore Drive. Eight years and six months to be exact. Frankie enlisted in the Marines in July, 1950 right after he graduated from Regional High. He was acting in response to his country’s call for recruits in response to the North Korean invasion of South Korea. He was in Korea by December of 1950. Knox was involved in the defense of Pusan but was captured by the North in February of 1951. There was no word of his situation for over two years, many thought he had been killed. When the armistice was signed in 1953 his grieving father was told that he was still alive, being held in a Communist prison camp. His mother had tragically passed away in 1952, most said from a broken heart. Frankie was finally released in July 1954 but had to remain in Korea due to medical needs and was finally cleared to come home in August 1956. He was shipped back to the US in September 1958. His father went down to meet him in Philadelphia, where his ship docked after a long trip through the Panama Canal and up to the Philadelphia Naval Base. His father was among the families that had gathered to meet their returning heroes. Since it had been so long since the first ships had arrived home the fanfare was nonexistent and only the families with returning servicemen were on hand. Frankie came down the gangplank to the cheers of the people on the dock and into the arms of his father. He bent down and patted the dock in his only gesture of his happiness to be home.
            Frankie and his father came back to East Farewell quietly and there were no public announcements made. It was only through a tip from a close friend was this newspaper even aware of the homecoming. When approached by this paper Frankie would only say he was grateful to be home and greatly saddened by not being here for his mother’s passing. His father asked that the family be given time and privacy to get acquainted again. This paper will comply with his request and is asking the town to also comply. When alerted of the homecoming many had called for a parade and welcome home ceremony. Those plans have been put on hold. “The guy is a hero and he deserves some recognition, I am sure he will never pay for a beer in this town ever again,” said bartender and lifetime friend, Harry O’Malley.

            For now this paper will only say, “Welcome home, Frankie, thank you for your service.”

Frankie Knox



East Farewell- The Cougars ended their two game losing streak by just beating the Central Bears, 52-50 on Friday night. The Cougars were again without center Dave McGill who is sidelined due to injury, but replacement center, Jimmy Hawkins, did a very respectable job by scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Hawkins was not the Cougars weak spot. The overall play was not the sharp, patterned play that the fans have come to expect. The play was slow and sloppy. The whole team looked lethargic and their passing was inaccurate telegraphed. It wasn’t until after the game that Coach Wilson offered a solution. “Tonight, the whole team seems to have come down with the flu. They were able to take the floor and after the first half I was going to call the game but they collectively wanted to finish. I played my subs who were healthy and we were able to get by the Bears, just barely (laughing). I sent all the sick boys home right after the game. I hope they get better, we will have to forefeet next week if they don’t recover.”
            The subs along with a healthy Hawkins were able to hold off the Bears who may have been a little scared of catching whatever the Cougars had. The poor Bears have had trouble all year and this was just another problem for them to deal with. Their shooting was off and their defense was skittish at best. The Cougars subs, led by Walt Ferguson, Mack MacKensie and Robby O’Shea were able to put together enough of team to turn back the Bears with a defense that kept the Bears off the board for the last two minutes. The final was Cougars 52, Bears 50.
            Hopefully, the Cougars will have recovered when they travel to Corning to face the red-hot Devils next Friday afternoon. The game will be in the Corning High Gym at 4:30.



At least one, and possibly four, Red Army; deserters have cracked the biggest ring of Soviet might displayed in Berlin since 1963 to escaped to the West, it was reported today. The Soviets tacitly admitted defeat in their attempt to bait the defectors by calling off the manhunt at noon. The Western Allied Nations revealed the presence of only one Soviet deserter in the West, but Russian anti-Communist organizations in Berlin and West Germany said four Russian deserters had crossed into West Berlin.
The first two-way moving sidewalk was put in service at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. The length of the walkway through the airport was 1,435 feet. 
Baseball announces players and coaches rather than fans pick all sta
The play "Sunrise at Campobello," by Dore Schary about Franklin D. Roosevelt's struggle against polio, opened on Broadway with Ralph Bellamy as FDR. 
Roy Campanella - the famed Dodgers catcher and the best catcher in the National League, breaks his neck in an auto accident, about a mile from his house in Glen Cove, Long Island. A seven-man team worked over the Negro star for four hours and 20 minutes in an attempt to repair the damage and relieve paralysis from the chest down. It now appears his career is through and he’ll at least be partially paralyzed. Campy’s car skidded on wet pavement as he went into a dangerous S curve. The car flipped over and crashed into a telephone pole. The first doctor to reach him as he lay moaning said, “It doesn’t look good for his baseball career.” Married with six children, ranging in age from 4 to 16, Campanella owns a prosperous Harlem liquor store. As a baseball veteran of more than 10 years, Campanella is eligible for a $175 monthly pension when he reaches the age of 50. If permanently injured, he gets $250 a month for life under baseball’s pension plan. He was getting ready to move with the team from New York to Los Angeles. In his 10 seasons with the Dodgers, Campy thrice was voted the National League’s MVP - in ‘51, ‘53 and ‘55.

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01/25/2018 10:49 PM

Thursday, January 23, 1958   Vol. C656



East Farewell- The fairly new tradition of building snow sculptures on Lakefront Plaza took an interesting twist this year. The semi-art event, which took place last year as an unscheduled, impromptu event due to the Town Council’s reluctance to sponsor the event, again was not sponsored by the Council but that rogue attitude seemed to breathe a bit of reckless abandon into the whole event. The twist this year was that the artists had gathered last week on Lakefront Plaza and started their work, but then an enormous snowball fight broke out and almost all the sculptures were destroyed for ammunition. The snowball fight was reported last week in this paper and once the shenanigans had settled down the artists returned to the Plaza and had to start all over again. Undaunted as many as eighteen artists along with a plethora of high school “assistants” (really, they were leftovers from the snowball fight) plied up, dug out, carved and created some of the most interesting sculptures that the event has ever seen. This year outer space and rocket ships were the general, overall theme. There were several rocket ships, blasting off, in flight and one landing on what can only be guessed at as the moon or Mars. Long time sculpture and organizer, Bernie Talbot, outdid his last year creation of a beautiful snow queen with an enormous rocket blasting off headed to an oversized moon. Another favorite was a giant moon with a “man-in-the-moon” face carved into it. Some spectators suggested that the face resembled Tom Connelly, Town Council president. The sculpture, Alice Mahoney said she was not trying to portray the president, in fact she said she didn’t even know what he looked like. “I wouldn’t recognize him if I bumped into him on the street,” said Mahoney when asked.

            In keeping with the unorganized nature of the event there were no prizes given out and only popular judgment was the deciding factor in the winner. The results were varied, depending on what time of day or evening you took the poll. During the day Talbot’s blastoff was most popular but in the evening Mahoney’s Man-in–the-Moon won out, maybe because she placed a light inside the sculpture making it a bit of a Jack-o-Lantern drawing oohs and ahhs from the crowd. Folks were also treated to several restaurants set up tables and served hot snacks and coco. The sculptures have been left on the Plaza and will eventually melt away, unless of course there is another snowball fight.

Snow sculptures on Lakefront Plaza 1958



Slate Mountain – The league leading Slate Mountain Miners hosted the first meeting of the season between the league leading teams and the home court advantage may have had some effect on the Cougars causing them to lose their second game in as many games last Friday night. The Miners played very strong defense and were able to take advantage of the Cougar’s replacement center, sophomore Jamie Hawkins, to win 36-32. The crowd was decidedly pro-Miners and was very loud throughout the game and their ruckus seemed to have an effect on Hawkins who had to sit out almost the whole third quarter with four fouls.  “Hawk was rattled by the crowd. They threw some pretty mean taunts at him and he took it out on the court, drawing fouls. He is still young and this was the first time he ever encountered this kind of abuse. He will learn from it and promised me he won’t let it happen again,” said Coach Wilson after the game.
            Aside from Hawkins dilemma, the Cougars played a fairly good game with the backcourt showing very strong signs of developing into a pair that will present some problems for other teams later in the season. Both Fox and Conner showed greatly improved communication skills as they worked together to beat a tight Miners press and both score in double figure (10 and 12, Fox and Conner) and almost earn double s in assists ( 9 and 10, respectively).
            The Miners took an early lead, 14-6, but the Cougars patiently whittled away to tie it up at the half, 22 all. In the second half both teams stepped up their defense and even with Hawkins out the Cougars were able to hold the Miners to only 14 points. Unfortunately, the Cougars were held to 10 points.
            The Cougars come home next week and face the Central Bears. They have already played the Bears and won convincingly, 40-32. Center Dave McGill may be able to play but Coach Wilson would not make any promises. “We are waiting to see how things go, we are not going to push this kid, besides Hawk is doing better than anyone thought and I am comfortable with him in there,” said Wilson after the game.
The game begins at 7:00PM in the Regional High Gymnasium. There will be a JV Game before, beginning at 3:45PM.



An Atlas ICBM takes off from Cocoa Beach, but the flight was not terminated normally. This followed two consecutive ICBM successful test firings over a limited range.

A military transport and a Navy patrol bomber collide in mid-air of Norwalk, near Los Angles. 47 are dead.

United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold says that he had been invited to visit Moscow, presumably to discuss United Nations affairs involving the Soviet Union. Among them is disarmament. He hopes to go in the spring.

Steve Allen is heading to the West coast and will originate his next two Sunday night shows from Hollywood.

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01/18/2018 09:22 PM

Thursday, January 16, 1958   Vol. C655



East Farewell – It is rare that the Regional Schools are closed for a snow day but a huge snowfall on Sunday night paralyzed all traffic including the school busses Monday morning. Some students still walk to school but a large number now ride the bus and they were not going to make it to school on Monday. At 6:30AM Principal Donnelly decided to call the day off for the entire district. Announcement went out to local radio station WEFL and was broadcast every ten minutes along with the other area schools that had closed. Slate Mountain, Fort Lee and Cedar Creek all were cancelled. The alert system has not been used in four years and no one was sure if it would work, but it did and it seemed that everyone got the message because the schools were empty. The schools were empty but the town was not. While many of the high school students took shovels in hand and tried to earn a little spending money by shoveling the sidewalks, many others spent the day on their skies and sleds. About midday on the Lakefront Plaza a group of skaters and snow sculpture builders started a “friendly” snowball fight. Snow was tossed willy-nilly at first but then escalated into a full blown snow ball battle. The snow sculpture kids went on the offensive and the ice skaters tried to out flank them and the fight spread out down Main Street. Soon the battle had spread up Main Street and down Lake Shore Drive. Even some of the shopkeepers became involved. Since business was extremely slow they came out their front doors and joined in the insanity. “It was all in good fun,” said shop owner Bill Swan, “The kids were laughing and running all over the place. When they ran by my front door I looked around and since there was no one in the shop I ran out and joined in. They were all kind of surprised but they just laughed and started throwing at me and me at them.”
            Most people took the tomfoolery in stride there were some curmudgeons that were not amused. “Those hooligans were causing a lot a trouble right on Main Street. If there were any cars or trolleys they could have been hurt. They were noisy and boisterous, why they were laughing and shouting so loud I had to close my front door so I could get some peace,” complained Geraldine Decatur who owns Sew What, a needle and thread shop on Main.

            The snowball fight played itself out as the participants tried themselves out and returned to the Lakefront Plaza laughing and slapping each other on their backs. There was no damage and the police seemed to be content to let the children play partly because their cars were snowed in and the couple of beat policemen were keeping an eye on the whole shenanigans.

The Great Snowball Fight of 1958



East Farewell – On Friday night before the snowstorm the Southport Hawks came into the Regional Gymnasium as the League leading team and left the same way. The Hawks were able to fly out of the gym with a 50-46 win and the Cougars wondering how they were going to stop them at their next meeting. The evening game was sold out and both Cougar fans and Hawks fans filled the gym. The Hawks started off quickly with a 8-0 run right after tip off. The Cougars were finally able to get going and tie things up at 14. Cougar’s center, Dave McGill started out strong matching up against Hawks center, Mike Reilly, one for one but at the end of the first half turned his ankle coming down with a rebound and had to leave the game. After the game Coach Wilson said that luckily nothing was broken and McGill might be ready to play next week or the week after that. Sophomore, James Hawkins took McGill’s place but struggled against the experience of the Hawk senior, Reilly.
            Without McGill the Cougar’s backcourt tried to pick up the slack but the Hawks were able to contain both Fox and Conner. This left the Cougars forwards to try to make a difference. Both Tasker and Mitchell played very strong games taking a lot of the pressure off Hawkins. Tasker was able to really run the court and direct the offense while Mitchell helped Hawkins on the defensive side. Together they were able to contain Reilly in the second half.
            Even with the adjustments the Cougars were coming up short. The Hawks were just too strong and their experience was evident as they broke down the Cougar’s press and ran up a 42-32 lead in the third quarter. The Cougars were able to regroup and battle back and take a slim lead, 44-42 with three minutes left. Unfortunately, Mitchell fouled out with 2:20 left and Reilly was able to take command of the center again and force Hawkins into a fourth foul with 1:30 left. Coach Wilson left Hawkins in but Reilly was able to score the last six points almost unguarded.
            “We had a tough night, with the loss of Davey, we tried to rally and young Jamie, he tried like heck but he is still young, he will be good but he is still learning. The other guys did a really good job but it wasn’t good enough. You can’t expect to beat the Hawks if you aren’t running on all cylinders,” said Coach Wilson after the game.
            The schedule does not get any easier for the Cougars next week as they travel up to Slate Mountain to take on the Miners, the south side of the mountain team. The Miners are also at the top the league standings and will give the Cougars all they could ask for. The game begins at 7:30PM in the Slate Mountain Municipal Arena.



Congress opens and almost immediately, President Eisenhower asks for an extra $1.26 billion this year for missile development, additional government, scientists and defense of strategic Air Command bases.

Radio station KWK St. Louis will play each rock record in its library once - then break it with a sharp snap clearly audible to the listeners. The supply is expected to be exhausted in a week. Robert Convey, KWK president who gave the order after conferring with his DJ’s, said they were in agreement that rock ‘n’ roll “has dominated the music field long enough.”

Football News - The West beats the East in the Pro-Bowl 26-7.

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01/11/2018 09:27 PM

Thursday, January 9, 1958   Vol. C654



East Farewell - The slightly delayed New Year’s parade took place on Saturday much to the delight of everyone in town. The parade started on the Fairgrounds lawn and proceeded down Main Street, turned on Lakeshore Drive and ended at the Lakefront Plaza where the Regional High School band gave a brief concert. The Girl Scouts led the parade for the second year in a row. This year there were more out of town bands and civic associations represented. There were three different fire companies represented along with the local SPCA. The Slate Mountain Pipers made their first appearance this year much to the delight of the crowds and as always the Regional High School Marching Band topped off the parade. The weather this year was on usually cold but the sun was shining brightly making the frigid temperatures bearable.
            “This parade is a lot of fun but very cold. You have to be prepared or you will freeze,” said Mrs. Mallard from the porch of her boarding house on Lakeshore Drive.

            A New Year’s parade is somewhat unusual for this part of the country but East Farewell has held one for the last seven years. The scope and content can hardly match that of the much more famous parades in Philadelphia, New York and Pasadena but the spirit of the marchers and fans match any other venue bar none. Even with the weather delay this year the parade was host to many outside guests who came to celebrate New Year’s Eve and go to the parade on New Year’s Day but the sudden snowstorm changed their plans. The town’s guests made the best of a tough situation and for the most part decided to stay for the weekend. This “extended” holiday was very well received by all the businesses in town. After the snow was cleared the streets were open and the sidewalks were full. The cold weather and snow drifts along Main Street and Lakeshore Drive made a beautiful scene for all the visitors. The restaurants and stores along the streets were very busy and there was a festival like feeling all throughout the town.

The Slate Mountain Pipers inaugural march



East Farewell - The Cougars made short work of the Captains on Friday afternoon. The Cougars were able to control the game and handily walk away with a 50–44 win that was not as close as the score indicated. The game started with a 10–0 run by the Cougars and the hapless Captains were unable to get their footing. The Captains have had a difficult season so far. They are rebuilding the team after losing their entire starting lineup to graduation. This year the team is made up of sophomores and juniors, there is not a single senior in the starting lineup. The younger players are trying very hard and have had moments of very respectable play but they have not been able to be consistent enough to put together a win this season.
            Cougar’s center, Dave McGill, led the way for the Cougars, completely controlling the center and underneath the basket. He was very effective on both the offensive and defensive boards. The Captains center, Billy Wentworth, who only stood 5’ 10”, was outmatched in both skill and experience. McGill led all scoring with 18 points. After leading by as much a 14 Coach Wilson started putting in the second and eventually the third team. For the last five minutes He had cleared his bench and the Captains were able to put together a 12 point run to bring the score p to the final 50-44. “The Captains played a tough game, but we were too much for them today. They have a lot of heart and showed some promise, but we were clearly better. I think they will get better as the season goes on and they get a little more comfortable on the court,” Coach Wilson said after the game.
            The Cougars stay at home next week when the Southport Hawks come into town. The Hawks will present a much tougher game. They are bringing an undefeated record into the Regional High Gym on Friday evening at 7:30.



President Eisenhower dramatically reasserted his authority as Commander in Chief of the armed forces in a hard-hitting state of the Union speech. He then sent Congress a record peacetime budget just short of 74 billion dollars. He said by far the largest part of it, almost two-thirds, is for defense against growing danger from Russia in “the dawning age of space conquest.”

An article in the magazine Soviet Aviation says this week that Russia’s first sputnik disintegrated and fell a week ago. The second sputnik still is circling the globe. It was launched Nov. 3.

Two intercontinental weapons - The Atlas and the Navaho - blasted off in rapid succession at Cape Canaveral.

Ted Williams, king of the batters at the age of 39, is named the outstanding Male athlete of the Year for 1957 in the annual Associated Press year-old poll.

 A Hollywood wedding- Jayne Mansfield (24) to Mickey Hargitay (20).

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01/03/2018 09:06 PM

Thursday, January 2, 1958   Vol. C653



East Farewell - Due to a freak snowstorm on December 30th the annual East FarewellNew Year’s parade has been postponed. The parade was supposed to take place on New Year’s Day but with almost 10 inches of snow on the ground the committee decided to postpone the parade until Saturday, January 4 beginning at 10 AM and traveling down Main Street turning on Lake Shore Drive and ending at the Lakefront Plaza. This is the first time the parade has been postponed in its 11 year history.
            The snowstorm caught everyone by surprise and dumped 9 ½ inches of heavy, wet snow on East Farewell. It caught everyone by surprise and essentially stranded all the visiting bands and marchers in town. On the bright side, all the added people in town made for a business bonanza by keeping rooms booked and restaurants full. Most of the stranded participants took a holiday attitude and made the most of an unfortunate situation. “It looks like this one will go down in the history books, but most everyone seems to be taking it all in stride,” said town Council Pres. Tom Connelly.

            The town has done a splendid job in clearing the mess and the streets department has promised a clear and clean parade route for Saturday. This year the parade will be led again by the Girl Scouts in recognition of their record setting cookie sales from last year. They set a state record for the amount of Girl Scout cookies sold in the four-week sales window. Many other groups will be represented in the parade and a plethora of marching bands will add a musical soundtrack the New Year’s kickoff celebration. Don’t miss it, Saturday morning, 10 AM, Main Street and Lakeshore Drive.

Downtown Lakeshore Drive January 1958



Riverview - The Cougars traveled to Riverview Friday, before the storm, and met their rivals on Friday afternoon. The Wildcats have been rebuilding and have not had much success so far this season. The Wildcats troubles continued on Friday afternoon as the Cougars were able to put together a strong second half and win 46–43. Both teams had a very good first half trading lead 10 times, but the Cougars were able to go into the locker room at halftime leading 26-24. Cougar’s center, Dave McGill, was able to take control of the area under the basket and really started to show an ever increasing knowledge of the game.
            Second half was controlled by a strong Cougars offense led by the backcourt of Bobby Fox and Fergal Connor. Together they were able to keep the Wildcats off balance and set up strategic offense plays time and again. The two guards contributed almost half (22) the entire teams total. The Wildcats did mount a late offense of push to bring the game much closer than it really was. In the last three minutes the Wildcats were able to score 10 points to come within three points of the Cougars. Coach Wilson called a timeout with 1:30 left and basically turned the game over to McGill who went back out on the court and directed the final minute with a steady and cool command. The Wildcats were unable to break the stonewall defense put up by the Cougars in the last minute.
            The Cougars come home next week to face the hapless Fort Lee Captains who have yet to win the game this season. The game begins on Friday at 4:30 in the Regional High Gymnasium.



President Eisenhower tells Soviet Premier Bulganin, “I am ready” for a summit conference provided preliminary negotiations give “good hope of advancing the cause of peace and justice in the world.”

Congress opens and almost immediately, President Eisenhower asks for an extra $1.26 billion this year for missile development, additional government, scientists and defense of strategic Air Command bases.

Exports rose to an all-time high in 1957 - at more than 21 billion dollars.

The West beats the East in the pro-bowl 26-7.

Sarah Churchill, daughter of Sir Winston Churchill is jailed briefly in Los Angeles on a charge of common drunkenness.

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12/28/2017 08:52 PM

Thursday, December 26, 1957   Vol. C652



East Farewell - As 1957 draws to a close it is time for the East Farewell News “Year in Review” 1957 was an exciting year with many memorable events. The year started with a much appreciated snowfall and a surprise appearance of the snow sculptures on the Lakefront Plaza. The Valentine’s Day dance was moved to a new location to support the much larger turnout and turned out to be another great hit. The “new” Flower Show was eagerly and excitedly opened and ran with great reviews from everyone attending. A new look for the Lakefront Plaza as well as a cleanup of the city dump were proposals on the record in the early spring. The Easter egg hunt on the Lakefront Plaza attracted many young hunters and was a huge success. Speaking of successes, both the Memorial Day Parade and the bicycle race proved to be both wonderful and fun for all. No one will forget the explosion of Lou’s Deli in the early summer, Lou has since rebuilt and is open for business once again. The fireworks display was a blast. The Second Annual Sailboat Race drew big crowds from out of town and looks like it will become an annual event. The Second Annual Swim Across the Lake along with the Second Annual Golf Tournament were only part of the summer fun that included the Third Annual Hotdog Eating Contest and the Barbecue Cook-off on Lakefront Plaza. The now traditional Music and Arts Fair hosted huge crowds and as the summer wound down the beloved Travelers finished their season without a title but a respectable 40–10 record. Everyone was shocked at the train robbery in early September and the robbers are still at large but the FBI has been engaged. In the fall the Soviet launch of Sputnik put everyone on edge but the Farmers Market and a wonderful Oktoberfest seemed to soothe everyone’s fears as well as the Science Club’s first blast off somewhat reassured folks that the US is not lagging in science minded students. The Thanksgiving Day Parade saw Santa Claus enter Boyles using the Fire Departments new extension ladder engine and new Christmas lights glowed across Main Street bringing the Christmas season to full bloom. To close out the year, a Christmas Carol, the favorite show from the Playhouse Productions opened with newcomer to East Farewell but well known movie star, James Mason taking the lead as Scrooge. In the closing weekend the Winter Social made a comeback and was a giant success and talk of making it permanent abounded. Next week will usher in 1958 and the promise of a new year will be greeted with the East Farewell traditional parade.



Slate Mountain- The Cougars went on a road for the first time this season and traveled up to Slate Mountain to take on a very strong Canaries team. The Cougars were unable to match the Canaries strong offense and suffered their first defeat of the season, 40-48. The Canaries got off to a quick start taking a 10 to 2 lead and led the entire first half with only two instances of the Cougars’ being able to tie the game. The Canaries lead at the half 26-20. The second half was better for the Cougars as they were to able to close the gap and even take a brief lead at 36-34 but were unable to hold on as the Canaries continuously attacked. Center Dave McGill had his hands full with Canaries center, Larry DiSanto, as DiSanto had almost 2 inches on McGill. Regardless, McGill played a tough game but ended up fouling out in the last two minutes. The Cougars backcourt made up of junior Bobby Fox and senior Fergal Connor were also challenged by a strong defense thrown up by the Canaries. The Cougars tried several different approaches, at one point speeding up the game and another throwing up a full court press. Neither approach worked well enough to stop the Canaries. By the time McGill had fouled out in the last two minutes the Canaries were in a commanding position, leading 46 to 40. Substitute center, Walter Ferguson, was able to slow down DiSanto but the damage had already been done. The Canaries added one last basket on a wild half court, last second shot by canaries sub, Ernie DeAngelis. “It was just a lucky shot and I know they weren’t trying to rub it in. The kid was a substitute and took his chance when he saw it. That was just icing on the cake for them and kind of summed up our frustration with the afternoon,” said Coach Wilson after the game.
The Cougars stay on the road next week as they travel to Riverview to play the Wildcats for the first time this season. The Wildcats are also rebuilding this year having lost four of their five starters to graduation. The game will begin at 4:30 on Friday afternoon in the Riverview gymnasium.



President Eisenhower spends a quiet, but merry Christmas at home in the White House with his immediate family. The Chief Executive appearing rested after his grueling trip to the Paris NATO conference, devoted the early part of the day to “just taking it easy.”

President Eisenhower approves a four-year billion dollar program of Federal aid to education designed mainly to bring the country abreast of Russia in the production of scientists.

Communist East Germany imposes travel restrictions on allied civilians including diplomats traveling in and out of Berlin. And effective Jan. 1, travelers must have East German instead of Soviet visas.

At the movies -
Legend of the Lost - John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi
All At Sea - Alex Guinness
Sayonara - Marlon Brando
Walt Disney’s Old Yeller

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12/21/2017 09:38 PM

Thursday, December 19, 1957   Vol. C651



East Farewell- After a five-year absence the East Farewell Winter Social made a comeback on Saturday night. The first social was held back in 1952 and was fairly successful. At that time many people hoped it would become an annual event but it did not due to scheduling problems and the lack of people being available organize the event. This year the Regional High School senior class took on the organizational responsibilities and sponsored the town wide social event in the basement of the Town Hall. Almost the entire senior class participated in some form or another. The chairman of the social dance committee was Jenny Gardner and she was assisted by an assortment of very committed seniors. The whole event was planned by the committee, all the decorating was done by different groups of senior students. The food, while supplied by local restaurants, was solicited by seniors. The entire cleanup was also done by the seniors after the dance. The music was organized by senior band leader Fred Gallagher who was able to bring in East Farewell’s own favorite band leader, Jerry Tabor, and roundup Big Roy and his Magnificents along with two bands from the senior class, the Blackjacks and Tonality, who played rock and roll and pop/show tunes respectively.
            The food was buffet style and supplied by the Lost Oasis restaurant and bar and Joe’s Deli. It was a wide and varied selection of both hot and cold entrées from hot sliced hot’s latest roast beef and fried chicken to decadent chocolate cake. A complete variety of side dishes were also presented from hot baked potatoes and green beans along with several different vegetable medleys. The buffet tables were manned by senior volunteers and guest chefs from the Lost Oasis sporting complete chef attire including the tall chef hat. The dessert table featured the award-winning double chocolate cake donated by Peg O’Malley and Sue Underwood’s delicious cherry pie.

            Jerry Tabor served as master of ceremonies and directed his own wonderful band in lots of very popular dance numbers. He also introduced Big Roy and the youngsters when they took the stage. The great variety of music made it impossible for anyone to remain seated for long. Everyone danced late into the evening and truly enjoyed themselves. The social committee said they would take any profits generated from the ticket sales and put it towards their senior prom that will be in May 1958. Many people were so excited about the event that they signed up for notifications through the mail about school activities that will be taking place throughout the year. Everyone had high praises for the senior class and their organizational expertise they showed in putting this whole event together.

Dancers at the Winter Social 1957



East Farewell-The Cougars were able to squeak by the Corning Devils last Friday afternoon, 38-36, with a last minute steal, pass and layup. The Devils were favored to win the game and played a very strong game but were unable to put any type of extended scoring drive together. They led most of the game but the Cougars were constantly nipping at the lead and never allowed it to get beyond six points. At one point in the first half the Devils had a six point lead, 15-9, and seemed well in control of the game effectively neutralizing center, Dave McGill, and containing wily point guard, Bobby Fox which seemed to throw the Cougars into confusion. A timeout by Coach Wilson and a brief replacement of Fox by sophomore Robbie O’Shea seemed to settle down the Cougars who were able to battle back to a 21-20 deficit at halftime. The Cougars came out in the second half determined to play a more controlled game. They finally were able to gain a lead halfway through the second half, 30-28, after a wonderful back door feed from McGill to forward Don Tasker. The Devils were not giving up and immediately jumped back in the lead 34-32 with only two minutes left. In a frantic last two minutes Bobby Fox and Fergal Connor worked together to bring the score to a tie at 36 with less than a minute to play. Cougars forward Joey Mitchell was able to steal the ball from Devils center, Paul Long, after a rebound and get the ball to half court and call a time out with 29 seconds to play. Fox inbounded the ball to McGill who pivoted around Long but instead of shooting the ball he dropped it off to Tasker who took one dribble and laid the ball in with only five seconds left. The Devils tried one last shot from behind the half court line but it fell short and the Cougars slipped away with a 38-36 unexpected win.
            Next week the Cougars go on the road for the first time this season as they visit the Slate Mountain Canaries. The Canaries have a strong team this year and are expected to put up a good fight on their home court. The game begins at 4:30 in the Slate Mountain gymnasium.



 Soviet leaders challenge the West to sign a “no-war' agreement and propose an international conference on disarmament. At a joint session of Parliament, Communist Party Secretary Khrushchev dares the West to sign a no-war agreement and decide the future “on the basis of which of our two systems gives its people the best lives”

Russia tries and fails to launch its third space satellite during the NATO conference this week. The Russian rocket blew up just off the ground at the launching center north of the Caspian Sea.

All of Hollywood morns the passing of Norma Tallmadge, the movie star of the 1920’s. She was 60.

Singers Steve Lawrence (21) and Eydie Gorme (25) got married this week. They met four years ago when they were teamed on the Steve Allen Tonight television show.

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12/14/2017 09:16 PM

Thursday, December 12, 1957   Vol. C650



East Farewell - Some people in East Farewell feel the Christmas season is not officially started until the town tradition of Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’opens at the Playhouse. This is the sixth year that the play has been produced and performed in East Farewell Playhouse. The play opened on Saturday night to a sold out crowd and will run through January 6th with performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with a matinee on Saturday afternoon. Playhouse producer, Jed Bernstein, has once again taken the tradition path and presenting the play but this year the lead role of Scrooge is being played by top movie star James Mason. Leo G Carroll, the much beloved Scrooge from all previous productions was unable to play the role this year due to conflicting engagements. Carroll defined the role in the East Farewell production and Mason knew the bar was set very high. In the opening show he rose to the level and many say he surpassed it. The gruff, miserly and downright mean character, well known to everyone who has read the story, was brought to life by Mason and with wonderful makeup and beautiful costume design he was able to bring the character into the minds and hearts of the audience. Once again this year the role of Belle was played by local Natalie Mallard and in a surprising change she also played the role of Mrs. Cratchit. Two completely different characters but in the first show she was able to pull off the character change seamlessly. Other locals filled out the cast with Randle Cross reprising his role as the humble but loving Bob Cratchit and last year’s surprise star little Billy O’Brian who is now 13 once again played Tiny Tim. This year the three ghosts were played by the same person, Douglas Beaufort. As the ghost of Christmas past he was thin, wiry and agile, bounding around the stage with great ease showing Scrooge scenes from his past but as the ghost of Christmas present he came on stage as over-sized, jovial spirit who portrayed a genuine joy for the moment and as the spirit of Christmas future he reverted to the thin side but was completely covered with a gray hooded cape and what appeared to be a black mask totally obscuring his face. He was truly disconcerting and very convincing.

            The East Farewell Playhouse has gained a reputation for the wonderful sets and scenes they have produced for this play. Owners Rick and Julie Davidson have continued with their hard work and fundraising for the Playhouse. This year with the expert guidance from Bernstein they have been able to produce a full slate of very entertaining shows. Rick Davidson even mentioned in an off-the-cuff comment that they may even make a profit this year. Local support for the Playhouse has been very strong since its opening seven years ago and out of town and support has been steadily growing thanks to a strong advertising campaign developed by Julie Davidson. This year’s show is sold out in advance for many shows. This is not unusual, but tickets remain because the Davidson’s have always held back a few tickets for each show so people showing up on show night at the box office are able to enjoy the show. Everyone in town makes sure they have at least one ticket to the show if not several. As usual this is a show not to be missed.

Ghost of Christmas Present and Scrooge 1957



East Farewell – The 1957-58 Cougars basketball team started their season on Friday night with a convincing win over the Central Bears, 40-32. This year’s Cougars have a new look having lost highly visible and locally loved seniors, center Wilson Watson and forwards Tom O’Hare and Billy Reilly. The new team has only two seniors, center Dave McGill and returning guard Fergal Conner. McGill played last year as backup to Watson. Filling out the starting five this are forwards Don Tasker and Joey Mitchell and point guard Bobby Fox all juniors. This is not a new team. All the starting five were on the team last year and saw a good bit of action. This team has played together as the squad that would scrimmage last year’s starters during practice, so they are familiar with each other. They started the season with a very strong game and looked sure of themselves and communicated well on the court.
            The game started with the first tip off for both centers, McGill for the Cougars and Dunlap for the Bears. Both boys jumped too soon and came down before the ball was tipped with Dunlap swatting the ball standing flat on the floor. Not a rules violation, just an awkward start. The Bears took advantage of the miscue and guard Don Francis grabbed the ball and raced down the court for a quick score. The Cougars then took over and went on a 12-4 run and took a 23-18 lead into halftime. The Bears made a run early in the second half and were able to take a brief lead 28-26 by employing a well run press and double teaming McGill. The Cougars were able to make adjustments and forwards Tasker and Mitchell were able to step up and make critical baskets and calmly break the press enough that the Bears called it off. By the end of the second half the Cougars had regained control and were ahead, 38-32 with only one minute left. Cougars coach, Charles Wilson, started to clear the bench to give the younger players, all sophomores, a chance to play.  Walter Ferguson, Mack MacKensie, Robby O’Shea played very strong defense but were only able to score once brining the final score to 40-32, Cougars.
            Next week’s game is at home against the Corning Devils. The Devils are one of the teams that that have been picked to be a contender for the league championship. The game begins at 4:15, Friday in the Regional High Gymnasium.



UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold came home from a seven-day mission to the Middle East, confident that the Arab-Israeli armistice is "reasonably stable”.

President Eisenhower is going to Paris for the NATO summit conference as his doctors pronounce his condition as good.

The second subway strike in 18 months hits New York City and causes thousands commuters to scramble for alternate means of getting to and from work.

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12/07/2017 10:56 PM

Thursday, December 5, 1957   Vol. C649



East Farewell - Christmastime in East Farewell would not be complete without a Christmas light display along Main Street. Traditionally, the Street has been crossed with lines of lights reaching from the intersection of Lake Shore drive to the town square. This would make for a very festive scene all along the main block of Main Street. This year the lights have been upgraded and raised higher to better accommodate truck traffic along Main Street as well as reach over top the trolley lines. Also, multicolored lights have replaced the single white light which makes for a spectacular tunnel affect down the street.
            “I think this new display is just wonderful,” said Lost Oasis owner, Charles Wence, “many people have come into the Oasis and commented on how beautiful the new display is and how the whole effect on the Street brings out a real Christmas spirit in them.”
            The display was designed by local electric firm, Watson Electric Company. Many volunteers from the senior high school class along with the fire department combined to get the display up and running last week. In spite of the very cold (20°) daytime temperatures the crews worked tirelessly and completed the job with great efficiency. While the tasks called for caution and oversight from professionals the students had great fun and there was a true camaraderie between the professional workers and the student workforce. The display consists of 115 parallel lines running across the street, each line is on a separate circuit so if one line were to short out or burn out the other lines which stay lit. This novel wiring scheme was designed by master electrician Ralph Watson, owner of Watson Electric. “It wasn’t all that difficult to figure out the wiring but with such a great number of individual circuits it became more of a strand placement problem so the whole display would look great and not have wires hanging all over the place,” said Watson after the initial lighting on Sunday night.

            The lighting display is truly a magnificent backdrop for a wonderful Christmas spirit that has embraced East Farewell. Townspeople are strolling down Main Street in the evening and since the sun has been setting early, around 4:30, and the stores have remained open later many people are enjoying the brisk evenings and getting their Christmas shopping done at the same time.

New Christmas lights on Main Street



East Farewell- The Cougars ended their season with a win over the Southport Hawks, 31-21. The season ended with the Cougars winning five, losing three and tying one. The record was much better than anyone thought the team would achieve at the beginning of the season. Most observers thought the Cougars would be experiencing a rebuilding year after losing some of their greatest players to graduation. The young team proved that it was certainly not in a rebuilding mindset and came to play every game. Senior quarterback, Bill Dolan was helped greatly by the very strong running of sophomores, fullback Robbie Blackman and running back Joey Neil. Halfback Billy Riley another senior also contributed to a surprisingly strong running game that carried the Cougars to their victories. Kicker Dave Galloway (Jr) was also instrumental in several of the Cougars wins and set a field goal record for a 41 yard field goal he booted through in the homecoming game against Sun City. Dolan’s passing game improved as the season went on as wide receiver Max O’Hara (So) and tight end Richie McGee (Sr) both help Dolan out of some tight spots.
            The Southport Hawks have struggled in the last three games with injuries to their main running back and several offense of lineman. Having dropped their last two games they were hoping to end the season on a high note but that was not to be. The Cougars, coming off a wild and wacky tie with the Fort Lee Captains last week were loose and in a great frame of mind when they took the field. Galloway kicked off and what may have been the longest kickoff of the season he forced Hawks return man, Joe Flagler, to field the ball at the Hawks 10 yard line. Flagler could have let the ball go and hope that it rolled into the end zone for a touchback but he didn’t and he was tackled at the 18. The Hawks line troubles were evident from the very start. The Cougar’s defense led by Daniel Green consistently overwhelmed the Hawks, forcing Hawks quarterback, Richie Wilson, to force several quick passes and valiantly tries to run for positive yardage. The Hawks were only able to move down the field twice in the first half, once in each quarter but they were able to score on both drives and go into halftime down only 21-14. The Cougars scored their three scores in the first quarter with runs by Blackman and Reilly and a Dolan to McGee screen pass at the end of the first quarter. The second half started with the Cougars taking the opening kickoff and driving down to the Hawks 15 yard line where Dolan dropped a beautiful pass into the arms of wide receiver Max O’Hara in the end of the end zone. After that both teams settled into a defensive battle neither one being able to come close to the opponent’s 10 yard line. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the Cougars were able to drive down to the Hawks 5 yard line and with almost half the quarter left Galloway kicked a field goal for the final score. The Hawks attempted to mount several more assaults on the Cougars goal line but all fell short and the score ended 31 – 21 in favor of the Cougars.
            Football season in East Farewell has come to an end once again and that can only mean one thing, it is time for Cougars basketball! The basketball season will start next week with an opening game against the Central Bears. The game will be played in the Regional High Gymnasium on Friday night starting at 7:30.



A new effort by the US to fire a baby moon into orbit,possibly this month, is speeding ahead at full strength. The Defense Department dispatches a preliminary report to President Eisenhower on the successful launch of the Vanguard Satellite. An Air Force Thor missile is launched at Cape Canaveral, but the Defense Department later reports the 1,500-mile missile landed short if its target.

A Soviet scientist boasts that Russia had made only two attempts to launch earth satellites and both succeeded. Another Russian expert blames the US failure on "disregard for theoretical research"

The Soviet Union says it is sending notes to all UN members warning that, "The danger of nuclear war has greatly increased".

AB- 8 jet bomber crashes shortly after taking off from Spokane's Fairchild Air Force Base. A mushroom cloud of smoke had many wondering if the plane was carrying nuclear weapons. 8 crewmembers died.

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11/30/2017 09:28 PM

Friday, November 29. 1957   Vol. C648



East Farewell - The 10th annual Thanksgiving Day parade strutted down Main Street on Thanksgiving Day, yesterday. Led by the Regional High School Marching Band the parade started in the High School parking lot and marched down Lake Shore Drive wound up Main Street and ended in front of Boyle’s Department Store where it delivered Santa Claus to open the East Farewell Christmas season. This year a new twist on Santa’s delivery to the store was having Santa climb up a ladder from the new extension ladder fire truck that has been acquired by the East Farewell Fire Department. The gleaming red and white vehicle with the enormous silver ladder was able to extend from the center of Main Street to the second floor of Boyle’s to a specially constructed balcony where Santa with his pack full of toys was able to climb right in and through the specially designed windows/doors and take his place on his Christmas chair that resembled a very comfortable overstuffed easy chair that was also available in the furniture department. Santa was surrounded by his elves and Christmas dressed salespeople who helped him with his enormous sack full of toys. This year Mrs. Clause did not accompany Santa into Boyles. The original story was that she was remaining at the North Pole to take care of the baking chores. That story was amended when Mrs. Clause joined Santa during the halftime show at the football game. The final story was Mrs. Clause was held up by bad weather at the North Pole.
            The 10thyear of the Thanksgiving Day parade was magical as grand Marshall and prime organizer, Charles Boyle said after Santa’s delivery, “this is one of the premier events the town has ever had. People come from far and wide to experience the Boyles Thanksgiving day parade and we are very grateful for everyone’s enthusiastic participation.”
This year the Regional High School Marching Band led the parade where in past years they have been the last to march. The change was made at the school administration level because the Pep Band that usually leads off the parade had too many members come down with a severe case of the flu and was unable to field enough members to make the parade. It was an unfortunate and extremely disappointing circumstance. But the other participants in the parade enthusiastically marched. This group included the fabulous Dancing Super Strutters from Central, the VFW Vets in full dress uniform, the ever popular Slate Mountain String Band, the Flat Rock Twirlers with their lighted batons brought cheers from the crowd and the East Farewell Volunteer Fire Company with its new ladder and new pumper engine carried Santa to Boyles. Santa rode on the back of ladder engine instead of his traditional sled this year to show off the new fire engine.

            The crowds this year set another record for attendance in spite of the fact that this year the parade was held on Thanksgiving Day as opposed to a weekend like last year. That decision was made by the parade committee with the thought that people would have Thanksgiving Day off since it is a national holiday and the committee felt that the holiday might contribute to the tradition of the parade. Either way the town’s economy got a big boost because many of the crowd from out of town said they would be staying for the entire weekend, including Friday. This was great news for all businesses in town creating a three-day shopping extravaganza. As always the parade was a huge success and once again went off without a hitch.

1957 Santa at Boyles



East Farewell - The annual “Gimmick Game” took place on Thanksgiving Day this year in an unusual scheduling variation that set the usually raucous and fun filled game as the next to the last game of the season but moved it to the holiday and did not make it the Homecoming game. The thinking was perhaps this could become a new tradition since both Fort Lee and Regional High always play this game very loosely thanks to the friendship between the coaches. It is always scheduled towards the end of the season and is usually not considered important in the standings for either team.
This year’s game was consistent with earlier games, there was no consistency whatsoever. If either coach had a game plan it was well disguised. Each play appeared to be an individual attempt at showing the most outrageous pranks a football team could pull off while staying within the rules and not hurting anyone on the field. The shenanigans started with the coin toss where usually only the captains of each team and the referees are in the center of the field this year both entire benches flooded the field for the coin toss and what appeared to be a democratic vote the Cougars chose heads by a wide margin. The flip was tales. The Cougars kicked off and as Dave Galloway approached the ball running back Joey Neil jumped in front of him to kick an onsides kick for the start of the game. The Captains were caught off guard but not completely unprepared. The Captains had placed two of their best receivers on either side of the front line just in case. Captain’s wide receiver Vince Snyder grabbed the bouncing ball, attempted to move it forward but was immediately tackled on the Captains 45. The Captains then embarked on a wild and wacky offensive drive that included several double reverses a fake handoff/screen pass and three long bomb attempts to Snyder. Each of the long passes fell incomplete and rolled into the Cougars end zone. The Cougars took over after a fake field goal attempt from the 30 and started their own show with quarterback Billy Dolan acting as the master of ceremonies. The Cougars ran many of their now infamous prank plays like the Statue of Liberty play and the halfback run/pass play. They were equally frustrated by only being able to move the ball down to the Captains 25 yard line where they to attempted, unsuccessfully, a fake field goal. The wildness continued with each team trying many different wild plays and both teams taking the crazy attempts in stride. It wasn’t until five minutes into the third quarter that the Cougars were able to break the ice with a combination end run/lateral to fullback Robbie Blackman as he blasted in to the Captains end zone behind a blocking Dolan and Riley. Surprisingly, Galloway kicked the extra point without any trickery. The Cougars looked like they had the game all sewed up when they drove down and kicked a field goal at the end of the third quarter to make the score 10-0 in their favor. Captains coach Chuck King was not going to roll over, though. He was able to direct his squad through a wonderful assortment of fakes short passes and solid runs to score in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter. While the Cougars attempted to add to their lead a series of fumbles, which were to be expected in this environment, led to the Captains controlling the ball on the Cougars 15 yard line. With only one minute left in the game the Captains kicker, Sal Anthony was able to drive the ball through the uprights to tie to score. The game ended in a tie and a five minute sudden-death overtime was agreed to by the coaches. After a scoreless five minutes an additional five minutes or, technically, a second overtime was added. Finally, after the second overtime elapsed with the score still tied at 10-10 the game was declared a tie. Both teams met in the middle of the field shook hands, laughed and joked with each other while both coaches embraced and slapped each other on the back, shook hands and enjoyed the wonderful moment.
The Cougars will take on the Southport Hawks next week in the last game of the season. The game will be played at home and will begin at 1:30 on Saturday.



President Eisenhower, snapping back from a recent mild stroke, presides over a Cabinet meeting and then hits some golf balls on the White House lawn. He also told Congressional leaders of both parties that the U.S. defense spending will approach 40 billion dollars next year to meet the Soviet threat - a $2 billion boost in defense funds. On one more issue he asked for discretionary power to turn over U.S. atomic weapons secrets to foreign governments.

CBS, NBC and ABC issue directives saying they will not accept or present subliminal advertising in any form. Subliminal advertising is still in the experimental stage. The FCC has said it would undertake a study of subliminal perception as soon as possible and take such action is it deems warranted. Subliminal Projections Inc. - a company promoting the system, says it will work with the FCC.

ABC says it is experimenting with its New York station - WABC with a new compatible AM transmission - one that eliminates both sidebands and places much of the audio on to one side band (single sideband). This would reduce interference in the fringe areas where sky wave and ground waves collide, causing distortion.

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Thursday, November 21, 1957   Vol. C647



East Farewell - The Regional High Science Club held its meeting on Tuesday afternoon on the Fairgrounds field. They set up a new experiment in which four teams competed to blast off their own homemade rockets. Each team had chosen a rocket technology and set up their own launch pad. Each rocket was powered by a different type propellant and each had its own guidance system, so to speak. The object of the exercise was to determine which type propellant would be the best and achieved the highest altitude. Four very different rockets were brought to the site and all four blasted off successfully. Unfortunately Team Blue which was using an alcohol-based fuel saw their rocket explode right after liftoff. Team Red had better luck with their compressed air fuel, their rocket lifted off and up to an interesting 50 odd feet before running out of fuel and falling back to earth. Team Green saw their rocket, powered by solid gunpowder, achieve the highest altitude but also the most spectacular demise, exploding like a firework at approximately 150 feet off the ground. Team Yellow tried an unusual fuel mixture of high octane gasoline and ether. While their rocket seemed to have the most power it lacked any control in its ascent and spiraled off into the lake but was very impressive with its thrust and speed.
The whole exercise was sparked by the new interest in space travel that was generated by last month’s Russian launch of Sputnik. Regional High senior science class5050 instructor, Mr. Martin Davis, who also is the coordinator for the science club came up with the idea a couple of weeks ago and presented it to the club as a challenge. The members of the club, who are all seniors, embraced the challenge with great enthusiasm and set about their tasks of building the next United States space ship. Their enthusiasm brought many new ideas to the discussion from forms of propulsion to guidance mechanisms and “reentry” methods. Each of the teams designed their own rocket but all the rockets with similar, pointed cylinders with fins on the end. The propulsion methods varied greatly from the green team’s simple gunpowder system that made the rocket resemble a Chinese New Year’s festival fireworks device to a much more complicated mixture used by the yellow team that involved highly volatile gasoline and ether. The blue team with their alcohol-based propulsion system was hoping for a better outcome but was stymied on the line launch pad when there rocket ignited before liftoff. The red team’s rocket used the simplest form of propulsion, compressed air. That was much akin to letting the air out of a balloon and trying to control where it went. The guidance systems were very basic if existing at all. Only the red team had a bona fide guidance system using a balance level that was connected to the fin system in an ingenious system of fishing line and tackle hardware. All the reentry systems consisted of parachutes that were deployed after the engine shut off. None of the reentry systems deployed.

The event attracted many spectators beyond just the club members. The families of the club members and friends all gathered to watch the event. With each launch the crowd counted down from 10 to 0 and simultaneously shouted blast off. Each launch whether successful or not was greeted with cheers, laughter and in some instances ducking out of the way. After all the rockets had been launched Mr. Davis charged each of the teams to write up an analysis of their own rocket analyzing its performance and what possible improvements could be made for the next launch. Mr. Davis declined to give a date for the next launch but promised there would indeed be another launch.
The crowds watch the blast off



Riverview - The Cougars came in to Riverview hoping to stop the Wildcats red-hot streak at five games. They were able to contain the Wildcats until the last three minutes of the game when Wildcats kicker, Daniel Fishman, was able to kick a season long 30 yard field goal to win the game, 24-21. The Cougars came into the game expecting a battle and they were not let down. The Wildcats showed why they were the league leading team by taking the opening kickoff down the field for a score. Then Cougar’s defensive end, Daniel Green, took command of the defense after the quick score and rallied the Cougars to hold off the Wildcats red-hot offense for the rest of the first half. Meanwhile quarterback Bill Dolan was able to use a mixture of tough running and smart passing to take the Cougars in for two scores by the end of the first half. As the half ended the Cougars were on top 14 to 7. The second half started with the Cougars taking the ball down but not being able to score from the 20 yard line. Galloway’s field goal attempt fell short and was fielded by Wildcats wide receiver, Darren Wilson, who took the ball on a short bounce and ran the ball back catching the Cougars by surprise. He was able to swing around the outside and galloped down the sideline for a Wildcats score. It is believed to be the longest run-back of the year, 101 yards. The momentum had clearly shifted to the Wildcats and the Cougars were held to several nonproductive possessions. Finally in the fourth quarter Dolan was able to connect with wide receiver Max O’Hara who was able to break two tackles and run in for a score putting the Cougars back in the lead, 21 to 14. The Wildcats would not quit and immediately drove down to the Cougars 13 and Wilson was able to take an end around in for the tying score. As the fourth quarter wound down the Wildcats defense wound up and held the Cougars to a one first down, 15 yard advance and forced a punt by Galloway. Wilson fielded the ball on the Wildcat 25 and raced down the sideline into Cougar’s territory. With less than two minutes left and the Wildcats faced with a fourth and three the Wildcats coach decided to take a chance with Fishman and sent him out for a 30 yard attempt. The snap was clean and in spite of Daniel Green’s valiant attempt at a block Fishman booted the ball smartly and aggressively through the uprights. This week the shoe was on the other foot as the Wildcats stormed the field and carried off Fishman in their arms.
Next week the Cougars will take on the Fort Lee Captains in a Thanksgiving Day game that has become a bit of a tradition as the “Gimmick Game” where both coaches, Al Burkowitz for the Cougars and Chuck King for the Captains, try to outdo each other with gimmick plays and other shenanigans that make for a very spirited but slightly unorthodox game. Both coaches are old friends and look forward to the game no matter where either team stands in the league standings. The game will be played on Thanksgiving Day after the Thanksgiving Parade concludes in town. The game is scheduled for 4 o’clock on the Regional High field.



President Eisenhower suffers an artery block in his brain in what is called a mild brain occlusion. His speech is affected slightly and shows no other damage.  As a result of the Eisenhower news, the stock market took a dive - an average loss of $7 per share.
Vice President Nixon declares that President Eisenhower is “perfectly capable of making any major decisions.” 
President Eisenhower is reported recovering rapidly. His resignation rumor is spiked “once and for all” by VP Nixon. Later, it’s revealed’s feeling much better and may fly to the NATO talks in Paris December 16.

Gen. Thomas White Air Force Chief of Staff declares that the Air Force’s next goal will be to rule space.

New shooting erupts on Israel’s borders with Syria and Jordan.

Elvis Presley receives an edict from the Los Angeles Police Department during the singer’s Pan Pacific auditorium concerts, to “clean up the show or else.” The police ordered the vice squad to have Presley eliminate all sexy overtones in the show.
WCFL Chicago bans all Elvis Presley records. It had to do with all the hoopla surrounding the premiere of Elvis’ “Jailhouse Rock” movie.

Elektra Records will market a stereophonic tape line called Dyna-Tapes. 30-minutes will retail at $11.95 and 45 minutes at $14.95. Initial release in the line includes “Four French Horns” by Mat Mathews and “Vibe-rant” featuring Teddy Charles. The format of course is reel-to-reel. Look for it beginning next month.

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