EAST FAREWELL NEWS


Thursday, November 15, 1956   Vol. 594


LOCAL NEWS


VETERANS DAY IS CELEBRATED WITH RESPECT


East Farewell- A solemn ceremony took place at the Veteran’s Memorial Sunday as the town remembered its fallen heroes. The service took place on Sunday afternoon at the memorial that was decorated with poppies and greens. High School senior, Steven Sinclair, played Taps on the hill overlooking the site. Town Council President, Tom Conally, gave a short speech that sounded reminiscent of some of the speeches made by World War II and Korean War commander, Douglas MacArthur. Conally touched on honor, commitment, bravery and duty in his speech and declared these to be true ingredients for a soldier. After the speech a list of the fallen in all wars was read by another High School senior, Lynn O’Hara. Many people attended the service and as Sinclair played a wreath was place on the memorial.

Steven Sinclair plays Taps at War Memorial


SPORTS


COUGARS TOP THE DEVILS IN A CLOSE GAME


Corning - Cougar’s defensive end, Pat McKean sealed a 24-21 League win at Corning Friday evening with an interception at his team’s 17-yard line with two minutes remaining in regulation. The Cougars had their hands full against the Devils and the game slipped back and forth until that play sealed the Cougar’s win and sole position of first place in the league standings. On a fourth down in the late going, with Corning needing 3 yards to keep alive a drive in Cougars territory, McKean dumped quarterback Tom Stratford for a 9-yard loss. After the Cougars moved the ball back into Devils territory and short punt gave the ball back to the Devils and Stratford started an impressive drive with time running out. He got the Devils down to the 17 before McKean stepped in front of a sure score pass to Devil’s star end, Bruce Weldon and took the ball away.

            In the first half after Corning responded with Stratford’s 52-yard touchdown pass to Nick Fornacella, Dolan directed a nine-play scoring drive that was capped by ‘Tank’ Brown’s 7-yard scoring rumble. Both teams battled but went scoreless in the second quarter.  The third quarter showed lots of action with two scores by each team.  Cougar’s running back, Davey Wilson scampered for a neatly planned end run and ‘Merc’ McMaster hauled in a 40 yard Dolan bomb for the second score. The Devils answered right back with scores by Weldon and Stratford. The winning points came from beleaguered Cougar’s kicker, David Galloway, when he put a beautiful 25 yard field goal right through the uprights late in the third. That margin was enough to put the Cougars on top.   “They played like they were in a championship game, and we were able to match their intensity,” longtime Cougar’s coach Al Burcowitz said. “I really liked our toughness.”

            The Cougars come home next week to host Sun City on Thanksgiving Day and celebrate Homecoming. The game begins at 3:30 on the High School field.


 NATIONAL NEWS


TITO & HOOVER BLAST RUSSIA OVER HUNGARY – EGYPT PROTESTS SHIP CLEARING – ELVIS & LIBERACE TEAM UP – MANTLE WINS AL BATTING CROWN & AL MVP


President Tito blasts Russia and blames them for the Hungarian revolt and declares it was “a fatal error” to use Soviet Troops to bring Hungary to heel.  Russia is massing armored forces on the Yugoslav border and passing the word to neighboring satellites that President Tito is to blame for the upsurge of anti-Soviet sentiment in East Europe.  Secretary of State Dulles accuses the Soviet rulers of waging war against Hungary with “promiscuous slaughter” and trying to substitute them for the United Nations in the Middle East. Meantime Budapest radio reports Hungarian guerrillas are battling reinforcements Russia is pouring into the revolt-torn country.

 

Acting Secretary of State Herbert Hoover Jr. warns the Soviet Union to keep its “volunteers” out of the Middle East or face U.N. opposition backed by U.S. power.

 

Egypt protests against a British-French plan to begin clearing sunken ships from the blocked Suez Canal. The new objections were raised soon after Dag Hammarskjöld, U.N. Secretary General, opened his talks with President Nasser on how the U.N. police force may be deployed.  The U.N. Middle East police force flies its first units to the Suez Canal zone. They were sped on their way from Italy by a mounting threat of intervention by Soviet “volunteers” in invaded Egypt.

 

Liberace and Elvis Presley stage an impromptu act after Liberace’s nightclub appearance at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. Presley was in the audience as Liberace went through his performance. After the show, Elvis went to Liberace’s dressing room where the latter exchanged his gold-sequined jacket for Presley’s striped sports coat. Elvis sat down at the piano Liberace picked up a guitar and in no time at all a rock ‘n’ roll session was underway.

 

New York Yankee Mickey Mantle, who won the American League’s triple batting crown, is unanimously named the most valuable player in the league. He led with a .353 batting average, 52 home runs and 130 RBI’s.