EAST FAREWELL NEWS


 Thursday, January 15, 1959   Vol. C707


LOCAL NEWS


BAR-B-QUE ON THE PLAZA IN THE SNOW


East Farewell- The snow and cold could not stop a group of intrepid grillers on Sunday afternoon as they set up several charcoal grills right in the middle of the Lakefront Plaza and proceeded to have a cookout. It was a mid-winter cookout all afternoon that attracted many curious folks and lots of hungry followers. The leaders of this zany affair were local Ed Rauch and Bob Wilson. Both were finalists in last summer’s Bar-B-Que Cookoff and as it turns out they were talking after the summer event and concocted the winter cook out idea then. They gathered up three other local grillers from the Cookoff, Randy O’Meara, Dave Davis and Frank Holder, and planned the mid-winter back then. They went to the Town Council after Thanksgiving and secured a permit. They kept the whole affair very quiet and no one was told until the last minute. Still, word got out on Saturday and there was a buzz around town by Saturday night. When Sunday morning dawned and the five grillers showed up the completely clear the Plaza they were met by at least 20 people were on hand to help out. The entire group made short work of the cleanup and the grills were placed around the Plaza and lit. Even before the coals had reached grilling temperature someone had brought out frying pans with eggs, sausage and scrapple. Breakfast was just the first course of a full day of cooking, eating, laughing and more eating. The temperature was only in the 30’s and the sky was overcast and threatening but the mood was almost summer-ease and some of the people were even wearing short sleeves.

            Once all the grills were going full tilt a variety of meats, chickens, and other edible, grillable wonderful things were slathered with sauce, smoked and served up with great gusto to a very appreciative audience.  While the whole event seemed preposterous, it was a wonderful break from the mid-winter doldrums and a whole lot of fun for everyone.

 

Smoke and people fill the Plaza for the Winter Bar-B-Que

 


SPORTS


COUGARS GET BACK ON TRACK


Fort Lee – The Cougars were able to get back on the winning track on Friday night when they faced the Fort Lee Captains and walked away with a 42-36 win. The Captains were unfortunately foul happy and by the end of the third quarter three out of their first five starters had fouled out. This was a very unusual for the Captains who are not known as a physical team, but perhaps Friday night they used the controversial tactic to try to neutralize the Cougars inside game. It didn’t work. Cougar’s center, James Hawkins was too tough and sometimes seemed to be swatting away his assailants. Both Cougars forwards, Donny Tasker and Joey Mitchell were equally undeterred. The Captain’s center, William Boyd was especially guilty racking up three fouls in the first half and then fouling out by the end of the third quarter. The other members that fouled out were forward, Joe Reynolds and guard David Betts. After the game Cougars Coach Wilson met with Captains Coach Florin and talked about his dubious strategy. 

            “We discussed what his thinking was by implementing that tactic and he said it was not his intention at all,” Wilson told this reporter, “He knew his boys were outmatched and did want them to play aggressively but they seemed to get carried away and he spent the entire game trying to rein them back in. It wasn’t a good idea to begin with but I am proud of my boys who didn’t get baited into retaliating or some other unsportsmanlike conduct. We won this game in spite of a less than admirable opposition.”

            The Cougars were in control of the game from the start and in spite of the pushing and shoving Hawkins was able to score 18 points with Tasker following with 14. Guards Mackenzie and Fox remained pretty much out of the fray and both scored 5. The Captains forwards, Reynolds and Ford were the high scorers for the Captains with 16 and 14 respectively. For most of the fourth quarter the Cougars played with their second team because they were in command of the game on the other hand the Captains played the entire fourth quarter with their second team due to foul trouble. These teams will meet again later in the season and hopefully it will be a more balanced game. The Cougars come home next week as they host the always dangerous Southport Hawks. The Hawks are currently second place behind the Corning Devils and their defense has be noted from the start of the season. The game begins at 4:30PM on Friday in the Regional High Gym.


 NATIONAL NEWS


IKE & MIKOYAN TALK FOR TWO HOURS – US WILL STAY IN BERLIN – SWEDS OPERATE WITH ATOMIC KNIFE – CASTRO WANTS GOOD RELATIONS WITH US – LA TO HOST DEMS IN 1960 – GET TOUGH ATTITUDE PREVAILS IN US SCHOOLS


President Eisenhower and Soviet Deputy Premier Mikoyan talk for nearly two hours, but nothing new was discussed or agreed upon. The President tells Mikoyan the U.S. won’t quit Berlin.

Swedish surgeons using an American-invented “atomic Knife” repot they have successfully performed the first brain operation in history without opening the skull.

Rebel Chief Fidel Castro declares he wants good relations with the United States but he warned against any U.S. intervention in Cuban affairs. He said if U.S. marines were sent to this island nation “200,000 gringos will die”

Los Angeles is chosen as the site for the Democratic Party’s 1960 National Convention.

More evidence of the public’s “get-tough” attitude finds that an overwhelming number of adults believe that public school discipline is too lax. Six out of 10 adults would allow grade school teachers in public schools the right to punish students by paddling them.


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