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On Aug. 28, 1959, Memorial Stadium became the site of a football game between Science Hill and Mountain City

Bob Cox • Updated Aug 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM

My article today materialized from a former classmate named Lynda who graciously donated it to my Yesteryear history collection, along with tons of Science Hill High School newspaper clippings.

One item of interest was a 1959 Science Hill Football Program and Athletic Bulletin. The numbers at the left are page numbers. Photos of players are shown in parenthsis:

• 01: Program Cover, Science Hill "Hilltoppers" vs Mountain City "Longhorns," produced by Science Hill Athletic Association Hilltoppers Boosters, Kinch Photo Service, 1959.

• 02: Faircloth Chevrolet Company.

• 03: Giant Food Markets, World's Finest, and Most Unusual Stores. The 1958 Hilltopper's Football Record: Won 6, Lost 3, Tied 1.

• 04: A letter was included from Sidney Smallwood, Director of Athletics. East Tennessee Petroleum Association: ESSO Standard Service, Gulf Refining, Holston Oil Company, Steve Lacey Oil Company, Royal Oil Company, Volunteer Oil Company and W.O. Freedle, Sinclair District. Others include George A. Greenwell, Principal of Science Hill and Sidney Smallwood (Athletic Director of City Schools).

• 05: Bulletin Contents Itemized and Players Index: Kent Bradford, Clyde Campbell, Arthur Cantrell, Fred Corn, Freddie Deneen, Jack Gregory, Tommy Grogg, Jim Grubbs, Roland Henderson, Bill Hyatt, Edward Johnson, Mike Lacey, Bruce Laird, Johnny Leach, Glenn Ledwell, Jimmy Martin, Charlie Morris, Harold Phillips, John Platt, J.P. Rutledge, David Spaller, Booney Vance, Eddie Washburn, Leon Williams and Charles Willingham.

• 06: A Hilltopper Boosters Index was comprised of 126 supporters. Other sponsors were Watson & Curtis Garage, Louis Shoe Shop, Lancaster Associates, Martin TV-Radio-Electronics, B&R Co.(Awnings-Carports-Patios) and Carder Hardware.

• 07: Rainbow Corner No.1, Gordon Marine, Inc., The Book Shop (John Sevier Hotel, W. Market Street entrance.)

• 08: A brief history of head football coach, Kermit Tipton and the Hilltoppers 1959 Schedule.

• 09: Mason-Dixon (North and South).

• 10: Chambers Williams Professional Pharmacists, Photo of Science Hill Basketball Team and Schedule-1959-1960, and Diamond Cab Co., Inc.: "Hilltoppers, I'm Behind You, Win or Lose. Forrest K. Morris."

• 11: Hall-Street's Inc., The Sherwin-Williams Co., Stewart Metal Fabricators, Inc. and Hannah-White Co., Inc. Selected Hicks Pride Tomatoes, Assistant Coaches: Brief write-ups of coaches: Cot Presnell, Earl Lane and Bob Evans. (Charles Willingham).

• 12: Hannahs, Pet Dairy Products Company, Bristol Highway. (Bill Hyatt).

• 13: The Gables; White City Laundry, Photo of the Johnson City Baseball Team, Monte Vista Burial Park, Economy Lumber & Supply Co., Inc.

• 14: Wallace's, Klopman Mills, Inc, Inc. Gloria Plant. (Arthur Cantrell)

• 15: Western Auto Associate Store; Beckner's Inc., French Dry Cleaning and Laundry Corp., Dinty Moore's Restaurant. The Athletic Staff is shown for all nine sports.

• 16: Hamilton National Bank of Johnson City, "Check The Convenience Of A Checking Account" (Roland Henderson).

• 17: Kyker Furniture Co., (Arthur Cantrell), Power Tool Co. (Eddie Washburn); Photo of the 1959 Track Team; Smith Wholesale Co.; (Sears Roebuck and Co.).

• 18: Broadway Tourist Court and Restaurant, Highways were 11-E, 411, 19 and 23.

• 19: Science Hill 1959 "Hilltoppers pose for a photograph, and "Firestone Tire Co."

• 20: Dixie Restaurant, Science Hill's ROTC Rifle Team, John Sevier Post No. 2108, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

• 21: The Nettie Lee Shops, Johnson City, Bristol and Kingsport. London's for Sports Equipment and Toys. Intramurals for Girls: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Shuffleboard, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball and Ping Pong). General Shale Products Corporation.

• 22: Cary Inc. Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning (J.P. Rutledge). Harmon Ice & Coal Co. and Harman Oil Co. (Mike Lacey).

• 23. First Peoples Bank (Johnson City, Jonesboro, North Johnson City), 3% Paid on Savings Accounts Eddie Washburn).

• 24. Anderson Drug Store, The Convenient Corner, On the Minute Service. The Music Mart, Suppliers to the Bands of East Tennessee. Band Instruments and Accessories, Sheet Music, Records, Photographs, Hi-Fi. Warren F. Weddle, Director, Rentz Jewelers, Home of the Blue White Diamonds. Byrds's Restaurant, "Best Food in Town." Harris Manufacturing Co.

• 25. Johnson City Foundry & Machine Works, Inc. "If It's Made Of Iron Or Steel. Draw A Picture Of It And We Will Make it." (David Spaller).

• 26. Hilltoppers’ Probable Starting Lineup: David Spaller, Roland Henderson, Kent Bradford, Edward Johnson, Arthur Cantrell, Jimmy Brown, Eddie Washburn, Fred Deneen, Booney Vance and Harold Phillips.

• 27. Opponents’ Probable Starting Lineup.

• 28. Thomas Products Co., Bolton Block Co. Drum Majors.

• 29. 1st Federal Savings, The Savings Center, Current Rate 3.5%, (Charlie Morris).

• 30. King's, Volunteer National Gas Company (Fred Deneen).

• 31. 3 Photos: Bar-B-Q-King, Majorettes at Memorial Stadium and the Peerless Steak House.

• 32. Photo: Bill Wilkins, Science Hill Basketball Coach, brief bio.

• 33. Seaver's Bakery, Bakers of Delicious Cakes, Pies & Doughnuts, (Harold Phillips).

• 34. Dealers Supply Company, Inc. and C.R. Graybeal, Builders Supplies, Inc. The John Sevier, Friendly Faw Hotels, For A Touchdown in Fine Food, try the John Sevier Hotel Restaurant Village (Jimmy Grubbs).

• 35. Empire furniture: At better Dealers Everywhere.

• 36. Photo of Hilltopper Football Coaches and Johnson City Steam Laundry.

• 37. An important page in the program was this one: Deakins-Sanders, Inc., Southern Auto Supply, Campbell Motors, Yellow Cab Co. "The Thinking Fellow Rides a Yellow, Free Prizes-Winners - Take Program Handbook to the Press Box Office. My handbook number is 1145, Allen's Cleaners, Bar-B-Q-King, Byrd's Restaurant.

Dutch Main Drive-IN, Frank Chatman's Sinclair Service Station, Grady's Dry Cleaners, Kinch Photo Service, 1-Hour Martinizing, Seaver's Bakery (One dozen Seaver's Doughnuts Free of Charge at any Grocery Store), Sportsman's Drive-In, Super Oil Co.

Hechts Bakery (no holes, no streaks, no poor end slices, and Mangles's (Feminine & Children's Apparel, Frank Chatman's Sinclair Service Station and Plaza Motel on 11-E, Super Oil Co.

• 38. Carpetland (Edward Johnson), Thorp & Co., (Kent Bradford), Dairy Queen (Bill Hyatt), General Mills (Tommy Grogg),

• 39. Mayes Brothers, Tool Manufacturing Co. (Charlie Morris), Grady's Dry Cleaners (Jim Grubbs), Foremost (Kent Bradford), better than good...it's Foremost.

• 40. Home Federal Savings and Loan (Bruce Laird). O.M. Jones Co., Manufacturers Agents (Booney Vance).

• 41. Blackwell's Inc (East Tennessee Distributor for White-World Leader in Heavy Duty Trucks (Tommy Grogg). The Gump Agency, Inc. (Freddie Deneen). George Oldham Associates. Inc.

• 42. Tom's Peanuts (Fred Corn), John H. Turner, Salesman. Honey Krust, Finest Bread Made. Hotpoint Appliances (Triangle Supply Co. B.F. Goodrich "Smileage" Dealer.

• 43. Dosser's, Where Women Shop with Confidence. The Derby Grill, Steaks-Chops-Seafood-Italian Spaghetti, Large Banquet Room, Private Dining Rooms. The SHHS Cheerleaders at Memorial Stadium. Security Life & Trust Co. T-V Service - Service - Repairs, Campbell's TV and Radio Center.

• 44. WETB 790 Mutual Cox and Rich, Wholesale Co. (Bruce Laird), Ed Mottern Jewelers, Keepsake, (Jimmy Martin). Snyder-Jones Pharmacy, The Prescription Store.

• 45. Interstate Foundry and Machine Co., Johnson City (John Platt). Noland, 36 Branches Serving the South, Wholesale Distributors: Plumbing, Heating, Industrial, Electrical, Refrigeration, Air Conditioners. Machine Tools. (Edward Johnson).

• 46. See Your Norge Dealer Before You Buy, Summers Hardware and Supply Co. State Golf Champs: Jones, Taylor, Abernathy, Webster. Johnson City Spring & Bedding Co., Best Rest and Princess Mattresses and All Kinds of Bedding. Kiser Funeral Home, J. Pascal Woodall, Director

• 47. George T. Speed and Alf. S. Taylor, All Forms of Insurance (David Spaller). Allen's Cleaners (Leon Williams). Jones-Vance Drug Store, Inc., Prescriptions (Glenn Ledwell). Sportman's Drive-In. Moss Appliance & Furniture Co.

• 48. A Forward Pass Must Be At The Right Place At the Right Time. Transit-Mix Concrete, Co., Johnson City, Tenn. (Jack Gregory).

• 49. Walker's Furniture, Free Parking For Our Customers in The Big Parking Lot Just Behind The Store. (Booney Vance). Hospital Pharmacy, Johnson City's Drive-In Pharmacy. (Clyde Campbell). The Jeep Family of 4-Wheel-Drive Vehicles, Leach Motor Co. (Johnny Leach). Parks-Belk Dept. Store, Home of Better Values. Stores All Over East Tenn (John Platt).

• 50. Fly Southeast, "The Tennessee Computer Line." Convair Service Now On Southeast Fully Pressurized Cabins and Air-Conditioned For Your Additional Comfort.

• 51. "Longhorns" Roster of 25 Football Players; Dutch Maid Drive-In Restaurant. East Tennessee's Finest; Sandwiches and Steaks; A Meal or a Snack; Delicious Crispy Pizza; Served Every Day At All Hours.

• 52. Enjoy Your Favorite Carbonated Beverage Compliments of The Johnson City Bottlers Association.

I hope you enjoyed this 1959 Science Hill Football Program and Athletic Bulletin. Where has the time gone? If you know who won the football contest, please sent me a note.

Reach Bob Cox at [email protected] or go to www.bcyesteryear.com.

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