Monday, February 21, 2011

YOU ARE THERE - February 25, 1976

Tommy Heath was Man of the Year in Conservation.

Two big bass caught by two fisherwomen: Jean French - 9 lb, 4 oz; Mrs. Lester Gillis - 9 lb, 9 oz.

Soperton Garden Club meeting at Mrs. Jim Peterson's with Mrs. Luther Phillips and Mrs. George Barwick hostesses.

J. E. McLendon called it "the game of the century" when the Vikings upset Metter and 6' 10" Lavon Mercer.

"Meat prices are terrible. Saw my wife chasing a squirrel up a tree with a Shake-n-Bake bag." (Still funny, isn't it?)

Mrs. George (Mary Johnson) Graham died February 18 at age 72.

"The Hindenburg" played at Brice Cinema.

Leon Phillips was elected chairman of the board of the Federal Land Bank Association of Dublin.

William A. Ricks 
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Anonymous said...

I was there for the Levon Mercer defeat.


BillRicksofSoperton said...

Thank you, Danny.
James Windsor and I missed it because we were at the Press Institute in Athens. We didn't have cellphones or internet and Atlanta papers didn't worry about scores from small schools in south Georgia. We we got back to Soperton we found the note from J. E. taped to the front door of the old office.

Jack E. Josey, Jr. said...

The Hindenberg played at the Brice? Don't remember that movie.

BillRicksofSoperton said...

J. J.
Regardless of Roger Ebert's opinion, it was a good movie with a good cast. Special effects may look amateurish if I watched it now, but that was then.