From the pages of The Smyrna Times, Oct. 20, 1960


From The Smyrna Times,
Oct. 20, 1960

Request option on park land for erection of new Post Office

The Philadelphia Regional Office of the United States Post Office have requested from the mayor and council an option for a portion of the Plaza Park for the erection of a new Smyrna Post Office. This was presented by Town Manager Rex D. Gilmore at the regular meeting of council Friday night. It was decided that the mayor and council will review the deeds for the park grounds with David P. Buckson, town attorney, before replying to the Post Office representatives.

Democrats open headquarters on North Main St.

An enthusiastic crowd of more than one hundred persons, including state, county, and district candidates, participated in the formal opening of the headquarters of the Democratic party on North Main Street on Wednesday at noon.

Mrs. Belle Everett, candidate for re-election as treasurer, cut the red, white and blue ribbon in front of the entrance to headquarters. She was surrounded by the following candidates for office: J. Allen Frear, J.S. Senator; Harris McDowell, U.S. Representative; Elbert Carvel, governor; Ernest Killen, auditor; and Glenn Busker, representative.

Lunch was served by the wives of the candidates. Vernon Derrickson gave a brief welcome speech. Music was provided by Jimmie Emory and his band.

Vernon “Buck” Ford, committeeman, who had just returned from the hospital, was greeted during the lunch period. Arrangements for the affair were made by Walter Handsberry, treasurer, Kent County Democratic committee.

Dallas Green to be Little League banquet speaker

Dallas Green, one of the three Delaware representatives on the Philadelphia Phillies pitching staff, will be the guest speaker at the annual Little League banquet, it was announced this week by Ernest Smith, local league president.

Green, a resident of Wilmington, starred on the University of Delaware baseball team before being signed by the Phillies.

The banquet will be held in the Smyrna Elementary School on Saturday, October 29 at 6 p.m.

The Smyrna-Clayton Little League has completed four highly successful seasons. Over 150 youngsters participate in the program each year, which not only affords them training in the national past time, but what is more important, teaches them to be good citizens.

Mrs. Chas. Dukes elected master of Smyrna Grange

Mrs. Charles Dukes has been elected master of the Smyrna Grange for the second term. Other officers selected to serve during the 1960-1961 year are: George Wilson, overseer; Mrs. William Minner, Jr., lecturer; Benjamin Burrows, steward; Harold McGrath, assistant steward; Mrs. Arthur Ginn, chaplain; Arthur Short, treasurer; James R. Fleming, Sr., secretary; Arthur Ginn, gate keeper; Mrs. Laura Stanhope, ceres; Mrs. Orville Newnom, Pomona; Mrs. Susie Knotts, Flora; Mrs. Harold McGrath, lady assistant steward.

Eagles engage Seaford eleven in first home game of season

The Smyrna High School Eagles Football Team will open its home season on Friday evening when they entertain the forces of Seaford High School. Both teams are deadlocked for first place in the newly formed Diamond State Conference with identical records of 1 victory and no defeats. In competition outside the conference, Seaford High School shows a record of 2 victories and no defeats while the Smyrna High team has a non-conference record of 1 victory and 1 defeat.

Coach Horney plans no changes from his starting team that easily defeated Caesar Rodney last Friday night 31-6.

The ends will be Jim Fischer, a senior, and Bob Pritchard, a junior; the tackles will be William Rogers and John Ramsey, both freshmen; the guards will be two juniors, Brandon Jones and Karl Severson, and the center will be Butch Everhart, a freshman.

The backfield will feature Bob Boyer, a junior, at right halfback; Bruce Pearce, a senior, at left halfback; Bill Stafford, a junior, at fullback; and Burrill McCoy, a sophomore, at quarterback.