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Thursday, December 19, 1957   Vol. C651



East Farewell- After a five-year absence the East Farewell Winter Social made a comeback on Saturday night. The first social was held back in 1952 and was fairly successful. At that time many people hoped it would become an annual event but it did not due to scheduling problems and the lack of people being available organize the event. This year the Regional High School senior class took on the organizational responsibilities and sponsored the town wide social event in the basement of the Town Hall. Almost the entire senior class participated in some form or another. The chairman of the social dance committee was Jenny Gardner and she was assisted by an assortment of very committed seniors. The whole event was planned by the committee, all the decorating was done by different groups of senior students. The food, while supplied by local restaurants, was solicited by seniors. The entire cleanup was also done by the seniors after the dance. The music was organized by senior band leader Fred Gallagher who was able to bring in East Farewell’s own favorite band leader, Jerry Tabor, and roundup Big Roy and his Magnificents along with two bands from the senior class, the Blackjacks and Tonality, who played rock and roll and pop/show tunes respectively.

            The food was buffet style and supplied by the Lost Oasis restaurant and bar and Joe’s Deli. It was a wide and varied selection of both hot and cold entrées from hot sliced hot’s latest roast beef and fried chicken to decadent chocolate cake. A complete variety of side dishes were also presented from hot baked potatoes and green beans along with several different vegetable medleys. The buffet tables were manned by senior volunteers and guest chefs from the Lost Oasis sporting complete chef attire including the tall chef hat. The dessert table featured the award-winning double chocolate cake donated by Peg O’Malley and Sue Underwood’s delicious cherry pie.

            Jerry Tabor served as master of ceremonies and directed his own wonderful band in lots of very popular dance numbers. He also introduced Big Roy and the youngsters when they took the stage. The great variety of music made it impossible for anyone to remain seated for long. Everyone danced late into the evening and truly enjoyed themselves. The social committee said they would take any profits generated from the ticket sales and put it towards their senior prom that will be in May 1958. Many people were so excited about the event that they signed up for notifications through the mail about school activities that will be taking place throughout the year. Everyone had high praises for the senior class and their organizational expertise they showed in putting this whole event together.

Dancers at the Winter Social 1957



East Farewell-The Cougars were able to squeak by the Corning Devils last Friday afternoon, 38-36, with a last minute steal, pass and layup. The Devils were favored to win the game and played a very strong game but were unable to put any type of extended scoring drive together. They led most of the game but the Cougars were constantly nipping at the lead and never allowed it to get beyond six points. At one point in the first half the Devils had a six point lead, 15-9, and seemed well in control of the game effectively neutralizing center, Dave McGill, and containing wily point guard, Bobby Fox which seemed to throw the Cougars into confusion. A timeout by Coach Wilson and a brief replacement of Fox by sophomore Robbie O’Shea seemed to settle down the Cougars who were able to battle back to a 21-20 deficit at halftime. The Cougars came out in the second half determined to play a more controlled game. They finally were able to gain a lead halfway through the second half, 30-28, after a wonderful back door feed from McGill to forward Don Tasker. The Devils were not giving up and immediately jumped back in the lead 34-32 with only two minutes left. In a frantic last two minutes Bobby Fox and Fergal Connor worked together to bring the score to a tie at 36 with less than a minute to play. Cougars forward Joey Mitchell was able to steal the ball from Devils center, Paul Long, after a rebound and get the ball to half court and call a time out with 29 seconds to play. Fox inbounded the ball to McGill who pivoted around Long but instead of shooting the ball he dropped it off to Tasker who took one dribble and laid the ball in with only five seconds left. The Devils tried one last shot from behind the half court line but it fell short and the Cougars slipped away with a 38-36 unexpected win.

            Next week the Cougars go on the road for the first time this season as they visit the Slate Mountain Canaries. The Canaries have a strong team this year and are expected to put up a good fight on their home court. The game begins at 4:30 in the Slate Mountain gymnasium.



 Soviet leaders challenge the West to sign a “no-war' agreement and propose an international conference on disarmament. At a joint session of Parliament, Communist Party Secretary Khrushchev dares the West to sign a no-war agreement and decide the future “on the basis of which of our two systems gives its people the best lives”

Russia tries and fails to launch its third space satellite during the NATO conference this week. The Russian rocket blew up just off the ground at the launching center north of the Caspian Sea.

All of Hollywood morns the passing of Norma Tallmadge, the movie star of the 1920’s. She was 60.

Singers Steve Lawrence (21) and Eydie Gorme (25) got married this week. They met four years ago when they were teamed on the Steve Allen Tonight television show.

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


Published by JD Carroll

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