From The Smyrna Times, October 23, 1958

From the pages of The Smyrna Times
October 23, 1958
Fireman’s Dance Launches Holiday Social Whirl
    The annual Thanksgiving holiday dance sponsored by the Citizens’ Hose Company will be held at the Allan McLane Armory on Friday, November 28 with dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. to  music by The Starlighters.
    The committee planning for the event, which signals the start of the Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday social season in Smyrna, includes Reynolds Bradley, chairman; Lex Faries, in charge of patrons, tickets, and reservations; Richard Handsberry, donations; Henry Dukes and Glenn Matthews, tables and chairs; Russell Biggs, refreshments and kitchen; James Truax, decorations.
    Invitations will be sent to patrons and patronesses, and the dance is in the nature of a homecoming, with young people home from college and their guests, as well as guests from residence of Smyrna attending.
Sunday School Tots to Conduct ‘Trick or Treat’ Plea for UNICEF
    The Woman’s Society of Christian Service of Asbury Methodist Church will again sponsor the “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” for contributions to the United Nations Children’s Fund, which provide milk and medicine and promote welfare of children and mothers in other nations who are in need of help. It will be under the direction of Mrs. William Short, secretary for children’s work, and will be held Wednesday, October 29 between the hours of 7 and 8 p.m.
    The church bell will ring at 7 p.m. when the children will start out with milk cartons into which those who wish to give may drop their coins. At 8 o’clock the church bell will ring again, a signal to the young solicitors that they are to return to the church where a treat will be provided.
    Each group of boys and girls will be accompanied by adults and members of the Methodist Youth Fellowship  will assist with the project by helping the small children who will participate. 
Open House at Schools Attracts Record 400 Crowd; Art Work Shown
    It was estimated that more than four hundred parents and interested persons attended the annual fall open house at Smyrna Elementary School and the John Bassett Moore High School Thursday night. The initial meeting was held at the elementary school under the supervision of the Smyrna Special District School Parent Teacher Association, co-sponsors of the affair. Those who visited the high school were able to see the results of the program relocation of departments and the construction work which went on during the summer.
    Of chief interest was the suite of rooms for use of the school nurse, a modern, well-equipped quarters which have long been needed. Parents had the opportunity of talking to the teachers in the various classrooms and evaluating the work of the students in the first semester.
    An art exhibit of students’ work was shown in the cafeteria at the high school during the coffee hour which followed. A social hour also concluded the program at the elementary school.
    Parents of children attending the Thomas D. Clayton School were invited to attend open house at the school on October 14, as well as all interested persons.
Burton Widens Lead in Bowling
    Burton continues to dominate play in the Monday Nigh Early Rollers Bowling League. The pace-setters now boast a 23-5 record and a comfortable 2-point lead over runnerup Farmers Bank.
    Slaughter’s Lumber, lodged in last place during most of the early season, upset third-place George’s Place this week and moved into a fourth-place tie with their counterpart, Slaughter’s Hardware. The Lumber Rollers may have to  be reckoned with in the weeks to come.
    Helen Miller and Sis Reed still possess the high game and high series marks, respectively.