This Week in History 9-22
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Cleveland residents readied for the end of September and the beginning of cooler months by buying more electric blankets, celebrating near wins, reading heartwarming stories and staying warm through regular exercise.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 1963

‘Lick Polio’ Hootenanny

is here tonight

A hootenanny and dance was held at The Village to help publicize the Bradley County Medical Society’s tremendous public service project to “Lick Polio.” Local talent like the Songsmen from Lee College and Chattanooga’s “Carey” Caringer provided music for entertainment and square dancing.

Volunteer workers, under the direction of the medical society, hoped to administer the life-saving Sabin oral vaccine to every man, woman, and child over six weeks of age in Bradley County.

Ramsey triplets start school

Brenda Kay, Linda May and Glenda Fay, the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ramsey, started school at Michigan Avenue in ‘63. It was the first time the girls had been separated for such a long and consistent duration. Brenda and Linda were placed in one first grade classroom with Glenda in another.

According to Mrs. Ramsey, “She’s a little bossy. That’s one reason for separating her from the others.”

Reported one teacher, “They hug and hold hands and say endearing things to each other like long lost friends when they meet at lunch.”

Bond scores on runs of 75, 70

Banner sports writer Charles Searcy boasted 9,000 fans “jammed into Jimmie Lovell Field Friday night” were awarded a real treat in the form of the “most exciting” football game ever seen in Cleveland.

Bradley Central, ranked ninth, fought hard against the ranked-third Oak Ridge Wildcats for a 27-14 loss.

“Although the Bears were on the short end of the scoring, they paced both teams in first downs, rushing yardage and passing yardage,” Searcy reported. “The Bears were not outplayed, only outscored.”

Chris Bond scored two touchdowns.

Monday, Sept. 23, 1963

‘Y’ Program for women announced

Various activities for women and girls were offered in fall of ‘63. On Tuesday and Friday mornings a “Koffee Klatch Klass” was held. Those interested could attend at 9 for a half hour of badminton, followed by 45 minutes of slimnastics class. Members would then gather for 15 minutes for a “coffee break”, followed by 45 minutes of swimming instruction. A “Slim and Trim” class was conducted every Tuesday and Thursday evening for ladies who were busy during the day.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1963

Yep, It’s Fall; 34 and frosty

Temperatures followed the law of the season to provide Cleveland with a frosty cover on the first day of Autumn. The official temperature was recorded at 34. Most individuals interviewed expressed dismay over the change in weather, with the exception of W.I. Howard. He said he definitely preferred the chilly weather to “good ol’ summertime” and even went as far to say “give me the cold weather every time.”

Mrs. Sanford Blair of the Lead Mine community said she was not up early enough to see the frost.

“But my hands felt like frost,” she said. “I’m going to get another electric blanket in case one gives out on me.”

School group swaps

name, elects four

Cleveland Citizens for Better Schools changed its name to Cleveland Bradley Citizens for Better Schools in an effort of equal representation. Officers elected to the board included George C. Davis, president; Earl McGee, vice president; Mrs. Ivan Humphries, secretary; and Sammy Sullivan, treasurer. Around 150 community residents attended the meeting.

Davis reminded those gathered drastic changes could not be made. Instead, he proposed the citizen’s organization work together to “iron out” issues.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1963

Around Town

T. Roy Jones swapping football stories with a long-time friend...Dr. Robert Allen relating some interesting information about the Sabin Sundays...”Preacher” Sloan speaking to several friends on his way into a meeting...Harley Kelly discussing football with several friends...Dick Johnson asking several interesting questions...Ron Bunch relating a new idae...Vera Hogan interrupting an auto maneuver to speak to a passing motorist.