July 22, 1959: Stories featured in the News-Herald 60 years ago on this date…

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 22, 2005

Contestants complete forestry projects

Sixty boys in the Southampton County completed small forests in the 1958-59 forestry contest sponsored by the Union Bag-Camp Paper Corporation.

Contestants under 20 years of age were furnished 500 pine seedlings and a limited amount of poison to kill the non-merchantable hardwoods for a recommended forestry practice by Union Bag-Camp Paper Corporation.

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In the spring of 1958, a survey was made and 72 boys were enrolled in the contest in Southampton County.

Sixty boys satisfactorily completed small forests.

Working on the project is Assistant County Agent of Southampton County, G. W. Nichols, and the Ruritan Clubs of the county.

Credit women hear Catholic Father at breakfast meet

Father L. Longmire Speight, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Credit Women’s Breakfast Club held this morning at the Hotel Elliott.

Father Speight’s topic was &uot;Faith, Vision, and Courage.&uot; At the conclusion of his remarks he said that this topic could be adopted by anyone as a guide for his life.

Mrs. Dorothy L. Daniels, Mrs. Anne Knight, and Mrs. Christine Mehalke gave interesting reports on the 45th International Consumer Credit Conference which they attended June 20 through 25 in Dallas, Texas.

Oubarb marks Bethlehem win

One of the rhubarbs that pop up regularly in the Church Softball League brought on a reversal of a base umpire’s decision and enabled league-leading Bethlehem to edge First Baptist in the second game of a scheduled doubleheader, 4-3.

The big dispute between Bethlehem and First Baptist – or, more accurately, between the two teams and base umpire Curly Ellis – came in the last half of the seventh when the score was deadlocked 3-3.

Two men were out when Harold Bradshaw, Bethlehem pitcher, singled.

Charlie Snooks was safe on an infield error, putting runners on first and second.

Paul Thomas Speight then singled to right, but on the relay from rightfielder Billy Powell to second baseman Benny Plewes was apparently thrown out scrambling back to first base.

Umpire Ellis called him out on a throw from Plewes to first baseman Glenn Horne.

Bradshaw, who was on second, chugged home and First Baptist players made no effort to check him inasmuch as Speight was the third out of the inning.

Bethlehem players swarmed around Ellis protesting the call at first base.

Ellis reversed his decision and also allowed the winning run that Bradshaw scored. First Baptist reportedly will appeal.

– Compiled by Andrew Giermak