Bergwall named club pro at Callier Springs
Olaf Bergwall, a long-driving professional who has already made his mark as one of Georgia’s finest young club pros, has been named professional at Callier Springs Golf Club.
A native Roman, Bergwall turned professional in 1960, just one day prior to the Alvin Everett Memorial Tournament at Callier Springs. Bergwall was a consistent winner as an amateur, claiming the Georgia Junior College Championship while a student at Young Harris. He later attended Mercer University, where he added more honors.
Since turning professional, Bergwall has played in all area tournaments, finishing high in the running.
He comes to Rome from Cedartown, where he served as professional for the Cedar Valley Golf Club. Prior to turning professional he taught and coached at Summerville and Sprayberry.
Bergwall’s first big assignment will be representing Callier Springs in the annual Alvin Everett Memorial event next month.
Thursday, March 21, 1963
Harrison new head of Ford dealers groups
Julian M. Harrison Jr., owner of Julian Harrison, Inc., Rome Ford dealer, has been recently elected president of the Atlanta District Ford Dealers Advertising Association for 1963. The Atlanta district FDAA includes 202 Ford dealers in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Harrison has served on the Advertising Committee and Board of Directors of this dealer advertising group for three years and was elected president at the last meeting of the association. He also is a member of the Georgia Automobile Dealers Assn., Ford Dealers Council and Rome Rotary Club in Rome.
Other officers of the Ford Dealers Advertising Association elected for 1963 include E.D. King Jr., of Anniston, Ala., vice president and Don H. Maring Jr. of Birmingham, Ala., secretary-treasurer.
Wednesday, March 20, 1963
Six Goodyear employees cited at Rockmart Mill
ROCKMART — Six Rockmart employees of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company accumulated a combined total of 200 years of service with the company during 1962, plant officials have announced.
They include James J. Swegar, shift foreman, Dept. 180; L.P. Hanson, Dept. 4 overseer; Cecile Carter, Dept 180 tableworker; Mary Thompson, Dept. 180 supervisor; C.P. Yonn, head storekeeper, and Jesse Driver, Dept. 10.
Swegar was top man in the service emblem department last year when he received his 40-year award.
It was announced recently that, beginning April 1, a quarter century of Goodyear service will take on new meaning when a wristwatch, appropriately engraved, will become an employee option as a commemoration of the anniversary.
F.J. Carter, vice president, Industrial Relations, announced that a Goodyear man or woman who has reached the 25th service anniversary after April 1 may choose a gold watch or $100 in addition to the diamond-studded quarter century emblem now given.
The $100 check has accompanied the 25-year emblem for several years past, it was stated, but the watch program
was adopted by the company in response to numerous requests from employees for a more personal memento of their Goodyear associates.
Monday, March 18, 1963
Licensing of two measles vaccines readied by U.S.
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The government will open the door Tuesday to the licensing of two vaccines aimed at wiping out a disease almost as common to childhood as skinned knees.
Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Anthony J. Celebrezze announced today he would take the final step toward licensing the vaccines by ordering additional standards governing their manufacture to be published Tuesday in the Federal Register.
Although there usually is a 30-day wait after publication of the standards, Celebrezze said this had been waived and the new standards would be effective immediately.
This means that several companies which have been waiting for the final word from the government will be able to begin producing and marketing the vaccines almost immediately.
However, a Public Health Service official said he expected no rush like the one that followed licensing of polio vaccines.
He noted that although they can occur at any time, measles epidemics are most common in the late winter and early spring. This means the most critical period for this year has already passed.
Another factor ruling against any stampede for the vaccines is that there is a tendency to consider measles uncomfortable but rarely serious.
This is not an altogether valid belief, however. In 1960, there were 410 deaths from measles while only 260 deaths from polio were reported.
No other disease occurs as frequently among children. Almost every child experiences it as part of his early period of growing up.
The disease frequently is accompanied by complications and they can be serious. The most serious complication is encephalitis, which can leave a child handicapped for life. Pneumonia also often is associated with measles.
Both vaccines stem from the work of Dr. John Enders, a Nobel Prize winner from Harvard University, and an associate, Dr. Thomas Peebles, who isolated a strain of the measles virus in 1954.