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Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1967

Four cadets will attend encampment

Four cadets in the Rome Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol will attend summer encampment at Maxwell Field, Ala., next week.

They include Cadets 2/C Neal Ashworth, John Bishop, David Niblett and Charlotte Kennedy.

The encampment will continue from Saturday through August 26. The cadets were eligible to attend the summer session after successfully completing “Introduction to Aerospace,” “Aircraft in Flight” and “Power for Aircraft.”

The four Rome cadets will join 150 other Georgia cadets at Dobbins Air Force Base Saturday and the Air Force will transport them to Maxwell Field to receive further training.

Thursday, Aug. 17, 1967

Boy Scouts enjoy ice cream supper

Boy Scouts of Lindale Troop 31 went to the home of J.W. Popham, assistant scoutmaster, for an ice cream supper.

They also enjoyed pitching horseshoes and playing football.

Those attending were Russell Akins, Preston Cain, Charles and Donnie Vandiver, Steve Bevels, Steve Knowles, Larry Tucker, Keith Cole, Glen Popham, mascot, and Assistant Scoutmaster J.W. Popham.

Monday, Aug. 14, 1967

Public Sunday dancing prohibited in Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – Public dancing should be included on the list of things you can’t do in Georgia, on Sunday.

As the clock struck midnight on Saturday police visited night clubs with printed copies of a 1925 statute prohibiting dancing “on the Lord’s Day, commonly known as Sunday” and orders to read them to anybody who was interested.

Irate club owners protested the action verbally and legally, with one actually requesting that a case be made against him. Leon Epstein of the Sans Souei Lounge was charged with allowing dancing on the Sabbath.

He said he hopes to provide a test case to determine the constitutionality of the law.

“If this imposition is strictly enforced, we can expect that the civic ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, Theatre-Under-The-Stars and tap recitals by six year olds on Sunday will have to cease,” Epstein commented.

Last weekend, on orders from Maddox, state patrolmen raided 15 night spots to enforce a ban on the Sunday sale of alcoholic beverages. After club owners took the matter to court, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Stonewall Dyer ruled that the club’s traditional practice of remaining open until 2 a.m. must halt.

Dyer described Maddox’s philosophy concerning night club operations as “worse than a bull in a china shop,” and suggested to State Revenue Commissioner Peyton Hawes that someone “put a bridle” on the governor.

Detective Supt. Clinton Chapin said, however, that the decision to enforce the no-dancing law did not come from Maddox.

However, swinging Atlantans may still watch the late show on television. Police said no law exists forbidding club patrons from watching TV after midnight Saturday.

Friday, Aug. 18, 1967

Low-ball tourney starts Sunday

Marc Blumberg returns to the scene of his greatest accomplishment Saturday morning, only this time, he’d prefer to enjoy a happier ending.

Blumberg, as a Rome teenager fresh out of Darlington last summer, came roaring back on the final day to tie pro Ed Causey at the end of regulation play in the Herbert A. Kidd Memorial Golf Tournament at the Kraftsman’s Club. He later lost the title on the second hole of a sudden death playoff, but his play still was the talk of the tournament.

Blumberg and his playing partner, Steele King, are entered in the Kraftman’s Club low-ball tournament tomorrow since that playoff loss. As you might guess, Blumberg and king are ranked as one of the strong contenders for the championship.

Tournament chairman Paul Giles said just under 50 teams had filed their entries by early this morning. The field will remain open until late today, or until the entry list has climbed to 60 teams. Telephone entries will be accepted, Giles said.

The golfers will be competing for merchandise certificates, which go to the top three teams in each flight.

Defending champs in the two-day, 36-hole meet are Lynn Bevis and Jerry Argo, who fired a record-setting 13-under par 131 a year ago. They are engaged in a battle with Van Tanner and Harley Lee until Bevis birdied the last two holes to ensure the victory.

Several new combinations are playing in this year’s tournament. Willard Nixon is paired with John Mathis, Mike Adams is playing with Earl Wilkey, Jim Holloway is paired with Sam Lemaster, etc.

Also, the young golfers are well represented and will make their presence felt. Nat Hoyt and Randy Davis hope to give par a beating as does Ricky Miller and Danny Bollen. Also entered are the teams of Bob Hoyt-Ricky Prall, Johnny Newman-Pres Mann, Ab Harris-Tommy Newman, Buford Conway-Harvell Garrett.

Charles hall and Wilkey posted a four-under 68 in qualifying last weekend to take the early lead. Most of the other teams were to qualify today.

Giles said a chicken supper will be held for golfers at the conclusion of the tournament Sunday.