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   Aiken County Rambler (Newspaper) - November 12, 1981, Aiken, South Carolina                             SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT AIKEN 5 C 29B01 n no Public St Aiken Sc 29801 217 LIbr SW AIKEN COUNTY Copyright 1981 by Rambler Publications Inc Volume 5 Number 13 Aiken S Cf Thursday November 12 1981 25c Per Copy HOTLINE Q What is the status of the Jackson Boat Landing I dont want to go all the way down there and find it isnt useable B K Aiken A County Councilman Medwell Hill who has kept an eye on the project which is in his district reports the landing is now in good shape A prefab concrete launching pad is in place and the slope leading to it has been surfaced by the county he says An artesian well at the site has been improved and a parking area completed Some work is still to be done on the road leading to the site but it is in pretty good shape Hill says It might be a bit rough after a heavy rain since logg ing trucks use the access Q What is indigent health care and who benefits by it N W R Clearwater A This is payment by Aiken county of hospital bills for persons who have a very low income which barely provides subsistence accor ding to Pat Tavelle director of the Indigent Health Care Office Eligibility is determined by the Continued on Page 16 Remap Poses No Big Problem For Council By KAY LAWRENCE AIKENRemapping of district lines for Aiken County Council to comp ly with the 1980 census should present no major problems Bobby Bowers youth Carolinas chief demographer mapper told council members and the Aiken County Legislative Delegation Tuesday night Bowers said only minor adjustments would be necessary in councils eight districts to balance populations within the districts The Columbia expert also said he felt minority group representation within each of the districts would be approved by the U S Justice Depart ment when the countys plan is submitted to the federal agency Minorities now total 26152 out of a population 105625 in Aiken Coun ty or 248 percent and are almost evenly distributed throughout the coun ty Bowers said Aiken County Council had faced the possibility that the 1980 census might have altered population in some sections of the county so that drastic changes would have to be made and a new election held for all coun cil members even for those whose terms still had two years to run Bowers eliminated this concern PRETTY FAIRGOERS Sisters Tammy McKenzie and Penny McKenzie Hully leave Jacksons Southeastern Hobby Fair with an Indian headress and Christmas items For other photos of Jacksons annual festival see Page 8 Tuesday night However he urged council to move immediately with an or dinance delineating the slightly altered district lines and complete tho third reading by Dec 15 It will then be presented to Aiken legislators and forwarded to the Justice Department oooooooe Remember the Justice Depart ment has 60 days to approve a remapping plan If you wait until January to take action he warn ed this could throw you into March and disrupt the filing system for the election Continued on Page 16 CX30OOOOOOOOOOOC Eddie Manns Hobbies Began with Indian Relics By JAMIE BOSWELL Ive been collecting things since I was 5 years old explained Eddie Mann as he pointed out several in teresting artifacts in his Indian relic collection I suppose my grandfather got me interested in collecting things for instance that Indian saddle hanging on the wall My grand father picked that up when he was out in Arizona territory years ago Its made out of genuine buffalo hide and dates back to the early 1800fs You can see where the white man had a little influence on the In dians back then by looking at the pocket sewn into the lining of the saddle Eddie chuckled It came off a pair of long Johns Another interesting artifact that Eddies grandfather had collected was an Apache water jug which dates back several hundred years Its made out of some sort of river reed and sealed with pinon pine pitch Eddie has a rather large and diverse collection of Indian relics most of which were found locally One of the most interesting places Ive ever looked for Indian artifacts is Stallings Island located near Stephens Creek he said Harvard University conducted one of the first major excpvations on Stallings Island and concluded that some of the Indian relics date buck from 3000 to 5000 years Pottery had not quite been perfected back in those days Ed die explained as he displayed several fragments of pottery found on the island The Indians didnt fire the pottery therefore it didnt have much tolerance to heat or opin flame The Indians heated their food by placing a hot rock down inside the pot into the substance they wanted warmed so as to not break or crack the pot Throughout the years Eddie has found several hundred spear points and arrowheads Some of the oldest sptar points were made out of slate which was abundant in outcropp ings along the river Many of the arrowheads found locally were either made out of slate or quart yitc Continued on Page 2 Eddie Mann Holds Indian Water Jug in Background Is Indian Saddle made of Buffalo Hide   

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