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Jackson Progress-Argus (Newspaper) - June 25, 1964, Jackson, Georgia JACKSON, GEORGIA* THURSDAY. JUNE 25. 1964 $ 4 .00 rSR YEAR IN ADVANCE Indian Springs Park To Gel New Tent Camp Sites State Parks Director Horace Caldwell this week announced improvement plan^ that will bring joy to the growing army of tent campers. " We can now report that 97B new tent camp sites will be constructed in 18 state parks," Caldwell said. " Quite a f^ w of them will be ready for use during the current summer- fall season and the remainder will be ready in 1965." He added " we are giving special attention to the needs of the tent campers by adding this large number of new sites and also by projecting the building of comfort stations to serve the clusters of tent colonies." The Director announced that the expansion program called for 50 new tent sites in each of the following state parks: Georgia Veterans near Cordele, Magnolia Springs near Millen, Little Ocmulgee near McRae, Black Rock Mountain near Mountain City, Cloudland Canyon near Rising Fawn, Crooked River near Kingsland, Indian Springs near Jackson, Amicalola Falls near Dawsonville, Chehaw near Albany, Victoria Bryant near Royston, Reed Bingham near Tifton and Moultrie, and Gordonia Alatamaha near Reidsville. In addition, the construction program calls for 100 new tent sites at Elijah Clark State Park near Lincolnton, and 76 at Alexander H. Stephens near Crawfordville. " Already we have increased the tent camp sites to a present total of 804 during the past 18 months," Director Caldwell said. " We would like to keep abreast of— or ahead of— this tremendous increase in tent camping. One of our parks, Elijah Cladt, had tOO eraif iveekeiids ITasi season and i s | climbing toward that mark this season." Vacation Pay At Peppertoii Over Employees at the Pepperton Plant of Avondale Mills, 231 in number, will receive $ 26,606.42 in vacation pay, it was announced this week by W. D. Windsor, Pepperton Superintendent. Writing in the Avondale Sun, Avondale President J. C r a i g Smith revealed that vacation pay in the Avondale system totals $ 480,689.38. which would make the average vacation check this year for the hourly paid menlbers of the Retirement Trust $ 141.42, the largest in the history of the company. Mr. Smith wrote that 620 individuals who have been Trust Fund members one year but less than five years will receive 2 percent of their last year's annual earnings; 1,747 individuals who have been members five years or less than 20 years will receive 4 percent; and 1,032 members who have 20 years of service or more will receive 6 percent. Mr. Smith also pointed out that salaried employees of the company do not participate in this pibn but get an equivaent amount of time off with pay. Messages Be Preached At First Baptist " Some questions thbt many people are asking" will be the theme for a series of messages preached during July and August at the First Baptist Church. The pastor. Rev. Robert L. Thompson, announced this series Sunday. The messages will be delivered alternately on Sunday mornings, and Sunday evenings. Some of the questions to be dealt with will be, " What Does God Want?", " How Can I Handle Temptation?", " Can Life Be Better?", Why Am I Here?", Why Do Men Suffer?", " What Is My Reward?", " Why Are Prayers Unanswered?", " Can I Trust The Bible Today?", and " When Is It Wrong To Do Right?" On Wednesday evenings during the Summer, the pastor is leading a study of the Book of Genesis. In announcing these series for Sunday and Wednesday, the pastor stated, " a lot of people are groping for solutions to life's problems and for answers to the relevancy of Christianity to this generation. Perhaps these mes^ sages and studies will help." Atlanta Papers M i s k Edition Of CP's Battle LOCAL STUDENTS ATTEND TIFT SUMMER CLASSES Forsyth, Ga.— The s u m m er quarter at Tift College has attracted 176 students, a 17% increase over enrollement last summer, it was revealed by Dean Gordon S. Miller. The summer quarter began June 9 and examinations will be held August 4- 5. The following students from the Jackson area attending summer sessions at Tift College are: Nancy Carol Carter, Julia Eloise Evans, Louise Woodward Farrar, Mollie Watkins Garland, Mary Lynn Higgins Goggans, Margaret Hoard Holloway, Gladys Weaver Patrick, Martha Holbrook Payne, Angie Sima, Two FFA Boys WiU Attend Forestry Camp Wayne Lawhon and Albert Smith have been selected to represent the Jackson F'FA Chapter in the field of forestry. These boys will leave Jackson on June 29 for a weeks camping at Alexander Stephens State Park, Crawfordville. The camp is sponsored by Southern Pulpwood Co., ^ rwn* f. T !^.. J? l* lp, a4j4, EpE^ nental Can Co., Owens- Illinoif Glass Co., Rome Kraft Co., Union Bag Camp Paper Co. These boys will be trained in various aspects of forestry, such as cruising saw timber and pulpwood, controlling forest fires, and many other skills in forestry. Rob, ert L. Williams, Jr., local FFA advisor, has been chosen by the State Department of Vocational Agriculture to be an advisor to this group. SIX BOYS ATTENDING CAMP PINNACLE Six boys from the First Baptist Church will be attending Royal Ambassador Camp at Camp Pinnacle, Clayton, Georgia, June 29- July 4. This will be Crusader Camp for boys 9- 12. Those attending will be: Jimmy Browning, Kerry Brovming, Earl Cauthen, Mike Hudgens, Bryan Thompson, and Mike Cauthen. Harry Ridgeway To Preside At GRLCA Meeting Harry Ridgeway, local rural mail carrier, and president of the Georgia Rural Letter Carriers' Association, will preside at the 61st annual state convention of the letter carriers which will meet at Jekyll Island on June 28- July 1. Prominent speakers and visitors are expected to attend^ theicon* y^^ ntion. jBupipess fieasijWis ^ t ^ M the afternoons free for vacation fun, Mr. Ridgeway said. During the convention the Ladies' Auxiliary will meet as will the Junior Auxiliary of which Janie Ridgeway, daughter of President Ridgeway, is vice president. JACKSON POLICE CAR DAMAGED IN SUNDAY MISHAP J . o. . . . . ........ ......... . •>•.':•:••••••• tATTLE AT MARIETTA — Georgians are invited to witness there- enactment of the Battle of Kenhesaw Mountdn at Marietta on Saturday afternoon. June 27. Over 1 ,500 unifonned men of calvary, infantry and artillery tinits will partidpat^ in the realistic battte which highlights 8 weeklong centennial program at Marietta. The Jackson Police car was in an accident Sunday which damaged the vehicle to the extent of 1800, Mayor C. B. Brown Jr. said Tuesday. The car, driven by Policeman Allen Evans, was proceeding down East Third street in answer to a call that a drunken driver was forcing cars off the road on Covington Street. In the heavy Sunday traffic, the police car struck a car in the rear waiting for the light at the intersection of Covington and Third, and then veered almost broadside into another vehicle. Despite the spectacular mishap there were no injuries. MT. VERNON REVIVAL TO BEGIN SUNDAY Evangelist Worth Huckaby of Union City will be guest minister at revival services beginning Sunday, June 28, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Rev. Raymond Ethridge, pastor, announces that services will be held each evening through Friday at 8 o'clock. Rev. Argin Floyd, pastor of the Worthville Baptist Church, will serve as song leader. Thie public is cordially invited. THOMAS MORTON SERVING CHURCH IN OKLAHOMA The Baptist Home Mission Board has given Thomas Morton, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Morton, a 10- week appointment at Alva, Oklahoma. Mr. Morton will serve as supply pastor to churches in the area, help with vacation Bible schools and do other related work in Alva. The appointee is a graduate of Jackson High School and Mercer University. For the past year he hag taught in the Warner Robins High School. In State " Plus 100" is the name of a commemorative ceptenniBl edition of The Atlanta Jf^ urnal and The Atlanta Constitution to be published Sunday, July 26. This is the Sunday thfet most closely marks the beginning of the Beittie of Atlanta 100 years ago. The look of the " Plus 100" edition will be forward, not backward. Its purpose will be to show how Atlanta survived catastrophe, grew and became - the amazing city that it is to'day, capital of this progressive state. Factors in this survival and growth will be treated in six dti^ erent sections, extolling Its People, Pride, Prosperity, Principles, Pleasures a n d Prophecy. The pttblication will be one of contrasts— from the ashes of 1864 to the rewards of 1964. Section fronts in full color will carry appropriate-^ rtlicles bylined by: Ralph McGill, publisher of The Atlanta Goihstitution, on People; Jack Spalding, editor of The Atlanta Journal, on Prosperity; Eugene Patterson, editor of The Atlanta Constitution, on P r o p h e c y ; John Pennington, Journal staff writer, on Pleasures; Celestine Sibley, Constitution columnist, on Pride; and Reese Cleghom, Journal editorial associate, on Principles. Included in this spectacular memorial edition of The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution will be stories on " how it looks now," with photographer and writer trading Sherman's route from Chattanooga to Savannah ; the " march of commerce," or how far Georgia's, booming retail business has come, with comparative prices, 1^ 64 and 1964; highlights, past ahd present, of historic towns. Savannah, Augusta, Dahlonega, \ V'ashington, Milledgeville, etc.; .^^^ stories about ( S^ rgia's pe « pl( » j^ i^ Wr- goyeiipota, writers, teachers; Georgia's rural history, with its growing urban^ ization; interview^ with oldtimers who remember the 80' B and 90' s; and countless other subjects pertaining to Atlanta's and Georgia's history from Sherman's March to the Sea to their present March of Progress. Are Predicted 4 MRS. BUNCH AND CHRIS SMITH WON POLK TIRE PRIZES A lot of folks who fancied themselves as expert guessers of pork on the hoof had to take a back seat Saturday to Mrs. Reginald Bunch of Jackson who was awarded the porker given by Polk Tire Co. with a perfect gruess of 217 pounds. Chris Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence F. Smith of Jackson, was a joyous youngster Sat* urday as he won the 26" Challenger bike given by Polk Tire Co. The Jackson firm was observing its 8th anniversary sale, reported by an official of the company as the " best y e t" ANGELYN SIMS IS ON TIFT DEAN'S UST Forsyth, Ga.— T i f t College Dean Gordon S. Miller announced the following Dean's List students from Jackson: Miss Angelyn Sims, daughter of Mrs. J. E. Sims and the late Mr. Sims. The Dean's List requires that a student have a scholastic average of 2.26 for the current quarter on 10 or more hours of work an4 an all- college average of 2.00 out of a possible grading score of 3.00. PAPER OFFICE WILL CLOSE ON JULY 2ND T h e Progress- Argus office will be closed from noon Thursday, July 2, until Monday morning, July 6, for the July 4th holidays. Those readers customarily purchasing papers at the office are especially requested to take note of these hours and to buy their paper before 12 o'clock on July 2nd. STANDARD OIL ADS CITED— Sanders Camp,; F'resident of Georgia Press Association, ( right) presents the GPA " advertising excellence" award to Henry W. Maddox, division manager for Standard Oil Company ( Kentucky) during the recent GPA convention on Jekyll Island. The award' cited Standard's consistent excellence of neWSpapei* kdvertising and the company's sales, highest of any petroleum marketing company in Georgia. Games and Skits Entertain B& PW Members Monday Amusing games and interesting skits were a feature of the Jackson Business and Professlonial Women's June meeting Monday night at the Jackson Clubhouse. The program was in charge of the Personal Development cd:^ nmittee, Mrs. Mary Ann Beckhain » chairman- . , , Potts, Miss Biistrice Wo* d, ind Mrsp Mary Ann Beckhanij showed the incorrect a* d correct ways to apply for a job to " Miss I Think," portrayed by Mrs* Helen Spencer. Mrs. Maureen Shields directed the group in a game which tested agility, while Miss Doris Singley directed the members in several IQ Tests and a " Listener's Quiz." New members Welcomed were Mrs. Eva O'Neal, Miss Ruby Lane, and Mrs. Evans Acree. Guests were Mrs. Charles Bailey and her house guest. Miss Marilyn Kerr of Detroit, Michigan. Miss Dorothy Thomas, president, announced a contest among three committees with the winners to be entertained by the losers at the conclusion of the contest. The conjmittees and chairmen are: Personal Development, Mrs. Mary Ann Beckham, chairman; Civic Participation, Mrs. Jewellene Polk, chairman; and World Affairs, Mrs. Maxine Beckhi^ j chairman. Miss Thomas a^ o announced the business meeting for July 7th at Hewkes Library at 7: 80 p. m. The flowers, beautiful glads, were grown by Mrs. Beflisle Collins. Two Men % dly Hurt As Goes Olrer Two midnight water eiithusiasts spared into th? wljd . black, void and over the Llpw f fepBlSt dam early Sunday morning, miraculou^ y escaping death on the rocks many feet beloiv, though both men were seriously injured. Victims of the freakish accident were Jo9^ ph F. Wilkes of ] ^ t Point ton^" According*^ to Curtis Kelley, JSutts County Deputy Sheriff, the accident occurred shortly after midnight when the call for assistance was logged at his office. Deputy Kelley said that one of the men was skiing when the fiber glass boat, reportedly powered by a 76 horse power motor, went over the dam in a straight line, dashing men and boat onto the rocks below. Mr. Kelley said that the first rescuers tio reach the scene, and despite the late- ATLANTA, — ( GPS) Another annual holiday weekend Is coming up. It's Independ$]^ ce Day^ the Fourth of July, the • annivettary of the adoption of the Declaration . of Independence on July 4, 1776. In Georgia and throughont m. Thursday, July 2, and midnight Sunday, July B, the officially designated 7S- hour July 4th holiday period. " Yes," woefully comment. ed Col, H. Lpwell Conner, state pub-: lie safety, director, " when I^ oilday, July 6, arrives there will be many cars in the junkyards and in repair shops, and many drivers and their passengers in hospitals anid in funeral homes. " But this doesn't have to happen. That's why we plead with all our might for the driving > public to wake up before it's top late. The individual driyer causes accidents and he, alone, can preyent accidents. We again appeftl; to these drivers- to drive - Careinlly end sensibly and obey all tfaffic laws. If they don't, they'll be personally responsible for these antiiclpated V tragedies and heart- Sfttfe, Patrol > i i r b e " oui irt pAt force in an rall- ott^ effort to maintain safety on Georgia's highways. The Patrol, cooperating with local law enforcement: agencies throughout the . state, will . be working around- the- clock ' doin^- everything within, its power^; io prevent accidents and resultant injuries and deaths. All vacations and weekend passes for troopers have be^ n cancelled for the period. All avattable equipment and department personnel, including GBI fligen^ i, , will be pressed into service. Boadness of the hour many spectators blocks will be set up and radar other speed. tiS. ing equipment will be utilized. But, as Col. Conner pointed out, state patrolmen can't possibly be at the right place at the right time all the time. J a id he: " Tltere Is no point inT saying we are going to do anything special. We're not. There is nothing left for us to do but plead with the public to cooperate in this holiday safety campaign." In short, a . sell- imposed honor system on the part ^ of eyery « ar driver could, mean, the difference between safety and, tragedy^ Xe suggested. some 80, to 40 feet from the base of the dam. The Butts deputy reported that Hanrey was unconscious, with both' being badly huxi^ wiib head injurled, numerous cuts and contusions, . and broken botted; Mr. Kelley said " it was a miracle they survived." , The gravely injured men were rushed to Sylvan Grove Sospital in Jackson where they wer<) administered ,- to and later transferred to hospitals in their respective cities. TO BEGIN STONE MOUNTAIN CARVING— Some of those who have played an important part In devdoplng the Confederate Memorial at Stone; Mountldn are shown as tiiey met with Sculptor Walker Himco<^ to annoii^ the memorial would begin on July 11. Shown, left to ri^ t^ are fit^ jraid:!^^ general manager of the parli^; Matt Mc\<^ orter, former chairman of the jStone Mountain Memorial Association; State A. ttorney Gen( « ral 1 ^ of the Association; Mr. Hancock and Commissioner of A^ culture Phil Cam]^ chairman of the Association.
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