EAST FAREWELL NEWS
Thursday, March 21, 1957 Vol. C627
LATE SEASON SNOWSTORM CATCHES EVERYONE OFF GUARD
East Farewell – No one told Mother Nature that spring is right around the corner as she dumped the second largest snowfall on town over the weekend with a 5” heavy, wet snow on Saturday night and Sunday. The storm did not interrupt the festivities at the Flower Show closing and intrepid florists and flower lovers made their way through the mess to help celebrate the show and honor the “Best of the Show” winners in a Sunday evening ceremony. The grand prize went to local florist, J.J. Beadle, with a spectacular presentation of a Wisteria interwoven with a pair of rose bushes, pink and yellow, surrounded by ferns. The other prizes ranged from the funniest; a cat house that was made out of cat-nip and hyacinth, to happiest spring feel; an overflowing set of flower baskets stuffed with pansies, daffodils, daises, crocuses and cherry blossoms. The raging snow storm could not quell the cheers, clapping, laughing and fun that everyone was having in the surprisingly durable Flower Show tent where the ceremony took place. Unfortunately, many of the spring flowers that had already sprung up around town suffered and many are feared to be lost.
The Flower Show aside the town was pretty well closed down after the storm hit. It caught everyone off guard. Most people were gearing up for the first weekend of spring and the weather forecast completely missed this sudden storm. The wet snow snarled traffic and slowed down the Transit System because of the wet tracks. Normally, a snowfall of less than 6” would not cause any delays or interruptions but this one was so sudden and heavy that school was cancelled on Monday. Ironically, by Wednesday most of the snow had melted and everything was back to normal.
Daffodils take a beating in late snow storm
COUGARS FINISH THE SEASON STRONG WITH A WIN
East Farewell – The Cougars finished off a very strong season on Friday with a convincing win over a young but talented Slate Mountain Miners team, 48-42. The Cougars played their methodical style this time and worked the ball masterfully against a smaller and less experienced Miners squad. The slower style was reminiscent of their style from earlier in the season. They to a 12 -6 lead in the first six minutes and continued to dominate the first half ending the half with a 32- 24 lead. Wilson Watson was commanding the center and had 12 points in the first half. The second half was even more deliberate. The backcourt duo of Fox and Conner was very efficient in controlling the tempo of the second half. Combined they were able to score 22 points (14 for Fox and 8 for Conner) and keep the Miners of balance. For the Miners forward Sam Reynolds was high scorer with 14 points but they Miners were just unable to keep up with the Cougars well-oiled machine.
The Cougar finished with an 11-5 record and are headed into a tournament with high expectations. The Tournament is made up of the top two teams in the Central League pitted against the top two teams from the Mountain League. Representing the Central League will be the Cougars and their arch rivals, the Riverview Wildcats. From the Mountain League there will be the first place Farmington Thoroughbreds and the Lakeview Hawks. The Tournament will take place in East Farewell. It is planned for next week with one game Monday, one game Wednesday and the final on Friday night in the Regional High Gymnasium. This is the first time that there has been an inter-league championship and the winner will be crowned champion of the newly formed Mid-Central Area which is comprised of both the Central and Mountain School Districts.
SUEZ CLEARED FOR 20,000 TON SHIPS – RUSSIA WARNS FRANCE, ISRAEL ON EGYPT – HOFFA PLEADS NOT GUILTY, BECK PLEADS FIFTH – ELVIS RELEASES NEW TUNE BUT NOT LOOKING TO MARRY
The Suez Canal is now cleared for ships up to 20,000 tons. U.N. Secretary General Hammarskjold flew to the area to witness the lifting operation by U.N. salvage crews.
Russia warns France and Israel that a new attack on Egypt “would create the direct threat of a broad military conflict with heavy consequences for the cause of peace.” Also, Soviet Russia’s new war of nerves against Scandinavia is backed by strong forces close to Norway’s Arctic border, so say Norwegian sources.
James R. Hoffa pleads “not guilty, your honor” before a Federal judge to charges of bribery and conspiracy. Teamster President Dave Beck is lashed for “utter contempt” by Chairman McClellan of the Senate Labor Rackets investigating Committee. Dave Beck, charged with mishandling union funds, pleads the Fifth Amendment every time he was questioned about his personal finances by the Senate Labor rackets Investigating Committee.
When asked about marriage, Elvis Presley tells journalists that a wife would hurt his career, “It’s normal to happen sometime, but I’ve got nothing like that in mind now.” RCA Victor just released another Elvis single - “All Shook Up” back with “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.”
Published by JD Carroll