View Mobile Site

Yesteryear - Feb. 20, 2013

55 YEARS AGO -- Feb. 17-21, 1958

Posted: February 19, 2013 3:47 p.m.
Updated: February 20, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Mercury Falls to 9

Camden Schools Dismiss,

Everything Freezes Over As Cold Topples Record

Oldtimers Agree Today is Coldest

An unexpected holiday for Camden school children, frozen water pipes and automobile radiators and damages to farm crops and flower gardens were reported this morning as the result of a weekend of the coldest weather recorded here in many years.

According to unofficial reports, a low temperature of nine degrees, the lowest here since possibly 1935, was recorded early this morning.

This morning school officials closed Camden High, the Junior High, Grammar and Pine Tree Hill Schools at 10 o’clock because furnaces could not keep the classrooms warm.  Kirkwood School was to close at 1 o’clock because of frozen water pipes…

Bobby Robinson Leads Hi Scorers

Bobby Robinson is leading scorer for the Camden Bulldogs with a 15.6 point average for 17 games.  Willie Mickle is in second spot with an average of 12 points in 19 games.

In third spot is Richard Ammons with 10.6 points in 19 games, and Harold Robinson has an average of 9.2 points for the same number of games.  The other starter, Larry Foster, has a 7.5 average for 19 games.

Bobby has scored 265 points, Mickle has 228, Ammons 201, H. Robinson has 184, and Foster has 142.

High man among the reserves is Joe Speaks with 40 points and a 2.4 average, and he is followed by Terry Williams who has 20 points for a 1.5 average.

Others and the number of points scored this season are Walt Mathis, 20 points; John Speaks, 16; and Godwin Quincy, 9 points.

Camden Rockettes Honor Charleston

The Camden High School girls basketball team were hostesses to a number of social affairs over the past weekend when they entertained in honor of the Charleston High School girls basketball team following the game on Saturday night.  The Charleston girls defeated the Rockettes 47-42 in an exciting game in the local gym.

Immediately after the game the Camden girls gave a supper for the Charleston girls and the coaches at DeBruhl’s Restaurant… Later the visitors were overnight guests of the local girls.

Dianne Crolley had as her guests at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Crolley, Jefferson Davis Highway, twelve girls who enjoyed a ‘slumber party’… another large overnight party was held at “Doodle Hill,” the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Mackey, with Nolli Mackey hostess…

Polo Contest is Scheduled Sunday

The K. G. Whistler Memorial polo game, postponed twice due to wet field and cold weather, will be played Sunday at 3 p.m. on Kirkwood Field.

Two fast seven-goal teams have been matched for the game to provide local fans with top-notch polo.

Lineup for the “Whites” will be Allyn Robb at No. 1; Dick Webb, No. 2; Kirby Tupper, Jr., 3 and Bill Westerland, No. 4.

Lineup for the “greens” will be Dick Smith, 1; John Clark, 2; Carl Lightfoot, 3 and Dr. Edward Kennedy, No. 4.

Two newcomers to Camden polo will be Dick Webb and Bill Westerland.  Both are reputed to be fast, aggressive type players.  Major Les Young will serve as referee…

Interested in viewing premium content?

A subscription is required before viewing this article and other premium content.

Already a registered member and have a subscription?

If you have already purchased a subscription, please log in to view the full article.

Are you registered, but do not have a subscription?

If you are a registed user and would like to purchase a subscription, log in to view a list of available subscriptions.

Interested in becoming a registered member and purchasing a subscription?

Join our community today by registering for a FREE account. Once you have registered for a FREE account, click SUBSCRIBE NOW to purchase access to premium content.

Membership Benefits

  • Instant access to creating Blogs, Photo Albums, and Event listings.
  • Email alerts with the latest news.
  • Access to commenting on articles.

Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 Chronicle Independent All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...