EAST FAREWELL NEWS


Thursday, March 19, 1959   Vol. C716


LOCAL NEWS


FLOWER SHOW AND SUN SHINE BRIGHTLY


East Farewell- The magic of the Flower Show has spread to the local weather. After the show officially opened on Saturday the temperatures have gone straight up and the sun has shown every day. Saturday the temperature started in the upper 30s. It ended Saturday in the upper 40s. Sunday it was 48, Monday, 52, Tuesday, 58 and Wednesday is hit a balmy 62. The forecaster has predicted that the warm will continue into next week. This unexpected warmth has been a boom to show attendance, which was already expected to set records. On Wednesday afternoon the organizers took the unheard of step of raising some of the side panels on the huge tent that houses the show. “With the temperatures going into the stratosphere we really had to make some changes to the air flow in the tent,” said committee chair, Donna Silverman, “All we did was raise four of the twelve side panels to get some air circulating inside and to let out some of the accumulated heat, It was getting toasty in there and this fixed that.”

            Opening the panels did not have any effect on any of the displays because the wind was almost nonexistent and most of the displays are towards the middle of the tent. The crowds seemed to multiply as the temperatures went up. The show runs until Sunday with the “great sell-off” on Monday morning. There is no excuse to miss this show, make your way to the Fairgrounds and visit the biggest hit in town.

 

The sun opens up the Flower Show

 


SPORTS


COUGARS ON A LATE SEASON ROLL


East Farewell – The Cougars are enjoying a late season winning streak as they convincingly beat the Southport Hawks on Saturday afternoon. This game was a little revenge for the loss the Cougars suffered earlier in the season. This time the Cougars came out hot starting off with a 16-6 run at the very beginning. Once again the ‘big three’, Hawkins, Tasker and Mitchell, set the pace and dominated the middle. Together they accounted for 40 of the Cougars 56 points. Hawkins led all scorers with 22. He also had 13 rebounds and 10 assists, which is a team record.

            The Hawks were led by their guards, Benny Benton and Frank Jones, who put up a valiant fight, scoring 28 together (Benton-16, Jones-12), but they couldn’t match the big three. The Cougar’s guards, Fox and Mackenzie did their part, scoring 10 between them but assisting in almost every score. Coach Wilson was able to empty the bench towards the end of the game and the second string held their own with sophomore Wendell Williams dropping in 4 and Robby O’Shea scoring 2.

            The win, which is the fourth in a row, assures the Cougars a playoff spot regardless of the outcome of next week’s final game against the Slate Mountain Miners. The Miners will host the Cougars on Friday evening in the Slate Mountain Gymnasium beginning at 7:00PM. The playoff schedule will be posted after next week’s game.


 NATIONAL NEWS


HOUSE VOTES TO MAKE HAWAII A STATE – IKE TO REPORT ON BERLIN – 59% OF US LIKE IKE – NO COMMIES IN WEST BERLIN – NASSAR SAYS REDS COVET IRAQ


The House votes 323 to 89 to make Hawaii the 50th state. All is needed is President Eisenhower’s signature.

President Eisenhower will report directly to the American people on the Berlin situation and U.S. military strength in a nationwide radio-television talk next week.

Gallup poll shows President Eisenhower has a 59% approval rating.

Soviet Premier Khrushchev insists that Russian troops would have to be part of any token military force kept in West Berlin. Meantime, President Eisenhower tells Congress he needs no additional money for missiles or conventional warfare forces to deal with it

President Nasser tells an anti-Communist rally the Reds are converting Iraq into a base for operations in the Arab world. He accuses Iraqi Premier Abdel Karlm Kassem of being a willing accomplice of Arab Communists.


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Published by JD Carroll