EAST FAREWELL NEWS


Thursday, December 18, 1958   Vol. C703


LOCAL NEWS


KEYSTONE RAILROAD PLANS NEW STATION


East Farewell- The mighty Keystone Railroad showed its plans for a new train station in town last week at the town council meeting. The railroad’s chief designer, Steven Henry, displayed an artistic rendition of the new station which will be larger than the current one that was built back in 1913. The new structure will also feature new up to date amenities like electric heat and air conditioning. The architectural style will stay with the railroads general overall theme for the line which is probably described as modern Victorian. While it displays the Victorian ornamentation it has large center turret and wide ends. The railroad feels that since East Farewell has become much larger and now has many train travelers the old station, although beloved in town was not serving the customers adequately. The new station will be built on the other side of the tracks across from the current station. So the current station will remain in use during the construction. Once the new station is complete the old station will be torn down. New roads and parking will be built to accommodate the new station. A tunnel or overhead bridge will be built so traffic will not have to cross directly over the tracks. Whether it is a bridge or underpass has yet to be determined. Construction is slated to start in the spring of 1959.

New Train Station drawing


SPORTS


COUGARS BASKETBALL BEGINS


East Farewell – Just as the Cougars football team hung up their spikes for the season the Cougars basketball team laced up their sneakers and took to the court. This year the Cougars are led by three seniors, point guard, Bobby Fox, center, James Hawkins and forwards Don Tasker and Joey Mitchell. The inside three present a very strong presence since both Tasker and Mitchell played all of last year and Hawkins stepped in for injured Dave McGill last year for five games. Bobby Fox also played last year. There are high hopes for this team and they looked very promising in their first game against the Central Bears. They played a very strong game and won 42-30. The Bears are not a push over team this year but the “big three” Hawkins, Tasker and Mitchell dominated and gave a glimpse of what may be coming. The Cougars led for most of the game, early in the third quarter the Bears were able to take a brief lead when both Hawkins and Tasker were on the bench.

            The Cougars looked very strong with Bobby Fox running the backcourt with a visible command that only comes with experience. Mack Mackenzie, the other guard, looked good. He had seen some time last year but he was clearly happy to be on the floor as a starter. This could be a very good year for the Cougars, only the Corning Devils look stronger. Last year the Cougars finished third behind Slate Mountain and the league champs, the Devils. This year Slate Mountain is in a rebuilding stage having lost their entire starting team to graduation. The first real test for the Cougars will be next week against the Devils at home on Friday beginning at 4:00PM in the Gymnasium.


 NATIONAL NEWS


ALLIES REAFFIRM SUPPORT FOR BERLIN – US BLASTS OFF SATELLITE – IKE WANTS TO ADD TO SCHOOL AND WANTS MOMS TOP STAY HOME - KHRUSHCHEV DEMANDS FARMERS PRODUCE MORE


Foreign Ministers of the United States, France, West German and Britain join in a statement re-affirming their countries’ determination to remain in Berlin.  

The United States places a four-ton Atlas missile into orbit containing a satellite that dwarfs Russia’s Sputnik II and a Thor ballistic missile blasts off from Vandenberg in California. It’s the first missile ever launched by the Air Force.

President Eisenhower suggested adding one or two years of high school to the United States educational system and also suggested that working mothers think twice before putting a business career ahead of the personal care of her kids. President Eisenhower personally announced the feat at a White House diplomatic dinner and authorized Press Secretary Hagerty to announce it to the world.

Premier Khrushchev demands that Soviet farmers out-produce the United States.


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