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2017-08-09 / Columns

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, August 11, 1955

Two Blount Men Shot On Market

Two Bangor farmers were in University Hospital with gunshot wounds today after a clash with a group of boys in which bullets buzzed like angry bees around Second Avenue Curb Market.

William Ted Armstrong, 46, was shot in both knees and Huey R. George, 19, received a hip wound in the shooting Sunday night. Both were reported in good condition today.

Officers said the two farmers were shot by youths who were angered because a farmer kicked on of the boys. The youths left, came back with two older youths and the wild outburst of shooting followed in which three other men had close calls from flying bullets.

Jack Armstrong, son of one of the wounded men, said farmers asked three boys to leave their watermelon truck and one of the boys was kicked.

The trio left and returned with three older youths armed with pistols, Jack Armstrong told officers.

Three youths, aged 19, 16, and 15, were arrested by Birmingham police officers W.R. White and D.W. Daley.

Cleveland Defeats Locust Fork 34-0

The Cleveland Panthers opened their new $10,000 stadium Saturday night with a 34-0 victory over a courageous Locust Fork eleven.

Approximately 1200 people came to see the 1955 Panthers in their initial game. Leading the way was William Gilliland, a 71 year old Cleveland fan, who bought the first ticket into the stadium.

The Panther offense was paced by Sonny Faust with two touchdowns of 5 and 22 yards, and two points after touchdowns. Also scoring were Edward Yancey with a neat 33 yard sprint and an extra point. Jerry Blackwood with a 2-yard plunge,and Henry Pass with a 52 yard return of an intercepted pass. The other score came from Conrad Moorer on a 17 yard pass play.

Leading the attack, offensively and defensively, for the Hornets was Clyde Glasscock. He was ably assisted by Wes Hazelrig.

Oneonta Schools Open September First

The Oneonta schools will open Thursday morning, September 1, Superintendent Paul P. Jackson announced today.

Students are to arrive at school at 9:00. At 9:30 they will assemble in the auditorium, where they will be divided into sections. The regular schedule will then be briefly gone thru with about ten minutes allowed for each period. Students will be dismissed at 12:00, and no lunch will be served on the first day.

A full schedule will be observed Friday; students will remain at school for a full day. Lunch will be served in the lunchroom.

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