EAST FAREWELL NEWS


Thursday, September 20, 1956   Vol. C676


LOCAL NEWS


NEW BURGER JOINT OPENS – BURGERS-FRIES AND SKATES


East Farewell – Donnie Demarko opened a new drive-in restaurant at the junction of Lake Shore Drive and West Avenue. The new eatery has lots of neon and its menu features the popular teen foods, burgers, fries and shakes. Also, Donnie’s features a whole team of waitresses on roller skates that roll out to the cars, take the orders, roll back and then deliver the orders back to the cars. Most of the roller hops, as they are called, are teenage girls but there is one guy in the group. The new novel delivery method is a hit with the customers. “We think it just great, so modern and snappy,” said a middle aged customer from their car, “I have my whole family in the car and this is the second time we came here since they opened.”

            Owner Donnie Demarko is from Philadelphia and has the restaurant business in his blood. His father runs a restaurant in Philadelphia and is looking forward to making his new, modern place a central dining place in town. “We are really looking towards the summer crowds, but I am going to stay open all year. I doubt I will be able to get the girls and Joe to roller skate in the dead of winter but we’ll see,” said Demarko with a smile.

            The scene has already become quite the meeting place for the teenagers in town but there are all types driving up and placing their orders with one of the roller hops and digging into the burgers, dogs, fires and shakes.

Rollerhop Vivian delivering an order at Donnie’s


SPORTS


MINERS ACE SCULPTS A WIN FOR SLATE MOUNTAIN


East Farewell – The Travelers may have to settle for second place this year as their hopes for a close out sweep ended on Saturday with a tough loss to the Slate Mountain Miners and their ace, Tony ‘Michael’ Angelo, 2-1. Angelo pitched a gem allowing only two hits and striking out 14 hapless Travelers with a seemingly unhittable curveball. The only mistake he made was to try to throw a fastball by Dale Dunham in the eighth. Dunham took the 3-2 fastball downtown but it was not enough to win the game. The loss almost seals the Travelers fate for the season, a respectable second place, but below expectations. Slate Mountain and CGW will battle it out for first place in the last two weeks of the season. The Travelers wills close out the season with games against the Monticello Vikings next week and close against the Albany Senators in two weeks. There is an incredibly small chance that the Travelers will still tie for first place but both the Miners and CGW will have to lose both their final games and the Travelers win both their games. That would create a three way tie for first place.

            Next week’s game begins at 1:30 at Traveler’s Field.


 NATIONAL NEWS


IKE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL – BABE ZAHARIAS DIES AT 42 – MAGLIE CONTINUES TO SHINE - ELVIS PAYS UP


President Eisenhower said that his role in the campaign would be somewhat heavier than the five or six major speeches he originally contemplated. On the campaign trail in Peoria President Eisenhower appeared miffed at Adlai Stevenson’s accusation that he is the author of a new farm depression, hit back with a fighting speech blasting past Democratic administrations and the current democratic Congress for the farmer’s plight.

 

In passing - Babe Zaharias - called the greatest woman athlete the world has known. She was 42.

 

Sal Maglie turns his already great comeback into an epic with a no-hit, no-run performance over Philadelphia giving Brooklyn a 5-0 victory, keeping the Dodgers within a half game of first-place Milwaukee in the National League pennant race.

 

Elvis Presley says he paid a former girl friend an out-of-court settlement of $5,500 after a suit charging Presley used a picture of her with him for his fan magazine. Ms. Robbie Moore (20), a traffic department worker for Southern Bell Telephone Co., said she was sitting in a Memphis all-night restaurant, when Presley, accompanied by a girl friend - Barbara Hern, and a photographer, sat down at her table. “Why, I have known her around town for years,” Presley said, “and had no idea she would object to the picture.” Ms. Moore said Elvis, after joining her in the restaurant playfully ate part of her hamburger and drank some of her glass of milk. Then, Ms. Moore said, he leaned his head on her shoulder and the photographer took the picture.