Stars missing, but not drama
Drama by way of confined seedings expected to make for the absence of stars in today’s get started of The U.S. Open up Tennis Championship.
With 10 of the world’s prime gamers, together with defending champions Ken Rosewall and Margaret Courtroom, bypassing this 12-day, $160,000 extravaganza on grass, event officers decided to rank only eight of the 128 guys in its place of 20 as past year, to make it the widest open of U.S. Opens. 8 of the 64 gals also ended up seeded.
But very last-minute accidents and exhaustion forced the seedings to be pared amongst the ladies and revamped for the guys. Australian Rod Laver, seated No. 3, pulled out pleading tiredness. Britain’s Virginia Wade, No. 3 among the gals, withdrew soon after she broke her ankle in the Jap Lawn Tennis Championships final Saturday.
In another past-minute maneuver, event officers reneged on an before approach to make opening working day a “for males only” affair with the females waiting around in the wings for a Thursday commence. Now the top rated half of the men’s attract and the reduce half of the women’s draw are playing nowadays with the remainder scheduled for Thursday.
Top rated seeded John Newcombe, the Australian who gained Wimbledon, was scheduled to open up today’s action on the heart courtroom from French Open titliest Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia.
Also scheduled for major billing our previous Davis Cup teammates No. 7 seed Cliff Richey of San Angelo, Tex., and Charlie Pasarell of Puerto Rico No. 2 Rosemary Casals of San Francisco, runner-up to Mrs. Court below previous year, and Betty Stove of the Netherlands, and Billy Nastases of Romania and Joaquin Loyo-Mayo of Mexico.
Mrs. Courtroom, whose victory listed here final year clinched a tennis Grand Slam, handed up her title protection since of being pregnant.
Also bypassing the Open up, in a expanding war remaining waged involving pros and amateurs are Australian professionals Tony Roche, Roy Emerson and Rosewall, as properly as Andres Gimeno of Spain and Cliff Drysdale of South Africa.
Laver’s withdrawal moved Nastases up to No. 8 seed driving Newcombe Stan Smith of Pasadena, Calif. Arthur Ashe of Richmond, Va. Tom Okker of the Netherlands Marty Riessen of Evanston, Unwell. Richey and Clark Gravner of New York Metropolis.
His royal highness, the American little boy, has a new ambition, according to Mrs C.E. Berry, superintendent of the Women’s Division of the North Ga Honest, Rome, Oct. 10-15.
There was a time when he yearned to be president, a circus clown or an aviator. He now hungers to be the decide of the breads, biscuits, cookies, pies, jellies and goodies at the coming reasonable.
“I bought a letter from a tiny boy this early morning,” Explained Mrs. Berry, “who questioned the privilege of tasting and judging all the reveals in the culinary section. He mentioned he could do the career superior than any team of women judges the reasonable ever had. I am frightened, on the other hand, that he would get ill before he got well commenced, and so we’ll have to worry alongside with the girls judges.”
Judges of all departments will have an arduous endeavor this calendar year. The exhibits of livestock, women’s perform, boys and girls get the job done, fruits and veggies will be unusually massive. The significant premiums totaling $5,000 are the primary inducements.
Very first 1971 bale arrives at market place
The to start with bale of cotton for the 1971 cotton year arrived in Rome at 6:00 a.m. today.
Fred Wood, Rome Manufacteuring Co. cotton purchaser, declared the bale was brought to the Georgia Alabama warehouse corporation, 3 East Fourth St. Grown by Derrick and Tom Compton, of Cherokee County, Ala., the bale weighed 576 kilos.
The Comptons planted D and PL No. 6 cotton seed on April 21, 1971. The bale was ginned at J.T. Jordan Gin, Centre, Ala., and was graded Mid 1 1-32 inch and mid 4-5.
The bale will be auctioned at a afterwards day, time and location to be announced, Wooden mentioned.
Coosa Valley Tech receives harmed cars for research
Coosa Valley Tech is one of 19 Ga vocational-complex educational facilities to receive a a little bit weakened 1971 Pontiac car, for use in instruction of students.
Basic Motors Corporation made the decision to donate 20 damaged autos to the Condition Section of Training for vocational schooling use. The automobiles were broken quite a few weeks in the past when the practice they had been staying transported on derailed. Hurt to the Pontiacs various from various hundred to a number of thousand pounds, but it was plenty of to make all the cars and trucks non-drivable. The cars and trucks were from the Standard Motors assembly plant close to Atlanta.
The cars and trucks had been hauled absent by the training section and dispersed to the various vocational faculties.
Derward Powell, director of Coosa Valley Vocational-Technological faculty, claimed that he felt the university was fortuitous to acquire this sort of products.
“Donations like this make a plan a lot more helpful,” he mentioned.
He also explained that the faculties were being not in a position to purchase the latest product cars, and this donation helps make guidance extra meaningful for the pupils.
Powell explained the car will be utilized strictly for tutorial functions and it will not be fixed.
“We will use the areas as an help in training created and repair, with instruction on how to dismantle and reassemble pieces,” Powell said.
Classroom instruction will also incorporate assembly of gas pumps, turbines, starters, ignition methods, front finishes, transmissions and other vehicle factors.
The vehicles have been donated by Basic Motors Corporation in cooperation with the Pontiac Motor Division.
100 several years ago as presented in the August 1921 editions of the Rome Tribune-Herald
S.H. Nickels and H.C. Hendricks, two well-identified youthful businessmen, have fashioned a partnership beneath the name of Nichols & Hendricks and will conduct a haberdashery at 425 Broad St. They have mounted a single of the most up-to-date model Hoffman pressing machines and will also do cleansing and urgent. They will manage a whole line of gents’ furnishings.
The store will be open up shortly to the public and buddies of the company members will give the happy hand in considerable figures.
All is in readiness for the large motorboat races that will be held on Labor Day at the junction of the rivers. The application states that the races will get started at 1:30, but on account of the fact that several of the craft are gradual, they will be begun off about 1:00. The races will just take about an hour.
There will be 10 boats in the races, possibly. Two motor boats are in distress from engine hassle. 1 of them is the Boy Scouts. Even though building a demo operate all-around the training course the Scouts crankcase blew up. Her engine was set in the shop straight away and appeared ready for use, when a crack was uncovered in the base of the case that welders will test to resolve Labor Day early morning.
Four daring bandits are currently being sought in Texarkana, Texas, immediately after holding up a Kansas Town Southern passenger train.
They held up the educate around Texarkana and threw a tiny gas bomb into the mail automobile when the mail clerk refused to open the motor vehicle. The fumes pressured the clerk to open the doorway, and the bandits then escaped.
The amount of the loot could not be believed.