EAST FAREWELL NEWS


Thursday, January 2, 1958   Vol. C653


LOCAL NEWS


NEW YEARS DAY PARADE POSTPONED


East Farewell - Due to a freak snowstorm on December 30th the annual East Farewell New 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


SPORTS


COUGARS SWIPE WILDCATS


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.


 NATIONAL NEWS


IKE TELLS BULGANIN HE IS READY FOR PEACE – IKE ASKS CONGRESS FOR EXTRA 1.26 BIL – EXPORTS RISE TO ALL TIME HIGH – PRO-BOWL PLAYED – SARAH CHURCHILL CAUGHT DRUNK


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.

 

Many, many thanks to www.mrpopculture.com for contributing to this section of the East Farewell News.


 

Published by JD Carroll