From the pages of The Smyrna Times, Oct. 13, 1960


From The Smyrna Times,
Oct. 13, 1960

Presidential candidates schedule campaign trips to Del.

Senator John F. Kennedy will come to Delaware this Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The visit of the Democratic nominee was confirmed to Senator J. Allen Frear in Dover, Tuesday. Senator Frear expressed extreme pleasure that Mr. Kennedy has been able to include Delaware in his “tremendously crowded schedule.” The Senator said that he understood that following Senator Kennedy’s appearance in Delaware on Sunday afternoon, he will return immediately to Washington to appear on “Meet The Press.” The visit by Mr. Kennedy is expected to add tremendous vigor to the entire Democratic campaign in the First State.

Vice President Nixon will definitely visit Wilmington next Wednesday, October 19. This was announced yesterday by Harry G. Haskell, Jr., Republican National Committeeman, following another switch in the GOP presidential candidate’s campaign itinerary.

Mr. Nixon will appear in Wilmington’s Rodney Square at 11:45 next Wednesday morning for a major address during the lunch hour. Because of his tight schedule, he will have to leave Wilmington about 12:30 for another appointment in New York.
This will be Nixon’s fifth campaign visit to Delaware since 1952. He spoke in Rodney Square in 1956 and 1958, drawing an estimated 9000 spectators in 1954 and at least 7,500 two years ago.

Eagles to meet Caesar Rodney tomorrow night

The Smyrna High School Eagle Football Team plays its first game in the newly formed Diamond State Football Conference at Caesar Rodney High School on Friday evening, October 14, at 8 p.m. The Eagles have split in two non-conference games, defeating Middletown, 25-7, and losing to A.I. DuPont, 13-0.

Coach Horney has been working on his offense the past two week’s in an effort to get scoring punch into the lineup. Bill Stafford, a reserve quarterback, has been moved to the fullback slot and will open in that position. Another change in the lineup will have Butch Everhart opening at center.

The complete starting lineup will have Jim Fischer and Bob Pritchard at ends; John Ramsey and Stanley Iplenski at tackles; Brandon Jones and Karl Severson at guards; and Butch Everhart at center; Burrill McCoy, quarterback; Bill Stafford, fullback; and Bob Boyer and Bruce Pearce at halfbacks.

Martin Golden named chairman of Boy Scout drive

Martin Golden is serving as local chairman of the drive for funds for the Boy Scouts, the funds to be administered through the executive board of the Del-Mar-Va Council which is made up of elected representatives from each of the twelve districts plus members at large.

The volunteers now at work locally under Mr. Golden’s leadership are: Mrs. Sarah Hamburg, Mrs. Shirley Kirk, Miss Norma Jane Brittingham, Mrs. Kay Still, Harry Shortt, Mrs. George Bryson, Mrs. Guy M. Edmandson, Jr., Mrs. Lex Faries, Jeffrey Deamer, Mrs. Francis B. Gebhart, Miss Jane Still, Mrs. Goldie Everett, Mrs. Christine Collins, Charles Rebar, Rodney Schuman, Mrs. Rita Golden, Edward S. Wilson, Jr., Mrs. Ruth Downes, Mrs. Henry T. Price, Mrs. Terry Hughes, Mrs. Lena Ballard, Mrs. G. Edward Wooten, Mrs. Norman G. Wilder, Mrs. Jean Carson, Mrs. Charles V. Williams, Mrs. Lorraine Hudson, Mrs. William T. Gathright Jr.

The support of this worthy project is earnestly sought by the chairman and his committee.