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Aiken County Rambler (Newspaper) - January 7, 1982, Aiken, South Carolina SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT AIKEN S C 29801 no Public Nevberry St SW Aiken So 29801 217 AIKEN COUNTY Copyright 1981 by Rambler Publications Inc Volume 5 Number 20 Alken S C Thursday January 7 1982 25c Per Copy HOT LINE Q Singer Andy Williams bought the WR Grace estate about two years ago Has he ever spent any time in Aiken since then FH Aiken A A spokesman at Eulalie Salley Co which handled the real estate transaction said Williams was in Aiken last spring and brought a planeload of friends at that time He has come in very quietly at other times to spend a few days mainly for rest and relaxation Q Chairman Carrol Warner of Aiken County Council seems like a very hefty fellow Doyou know what shirt sizearid suit size hs wears JLC Aiken A The chairman who stands and has shoulders like a champion weight lifter wears a size shirt and size 54 suit extra long Incidentally Mrs Warner makes many of the neatly tailored sports jackets he wears Treasurer Makes Change In Cash Handling By KAY LAWRENCE AIKEN Aiken County Treasurer Margie Plunkett announced at coun ty council meeting Tuesday night that a new cash management program has been put into effect in her office whereby Bankers Trust will supervise the handling of funds She described it as another giant step forward in the managing of coun ty finances She said the plan had the approval of County Administrator Scott Barnes Mrs PJunkett said all three banks in the county were given an oppor tunity to bid for the contract She added that the arrangement with Bankers Trust was not considered permanent and that possibility of rotating banks in tihefuture was being considered She said the object of the program is to get maximum return on invest ment of tax funds not currently needed There will be no idle funds every tax dollar will be at work she declared The treasurer has previously handled investment of such funds herself and has reaped Considerable revenue for the county It was explained that Bankers Trust through a computerized system will handle all incoming funds will keep track of accounts payable and will handle all disbursements including payroll checks Q It is true there are now fish in Langley Pond and Horse Creek Continued on Page 16 EVEN IN WINTER Youngsters can go crabbing on a South Carolina beach Here Jim Kellett of WarnerRobblns Ga holds up two little fellows he caught at Hilton Head However his parents vetoed his idea that he take them home as pets and he is about to return them to the surf Photo by Helen Marine The object is to maintain a zero balance so the maximum amount of funds may be invested In vestments will be made on an overnight weekly three to six months and longer term basis Mrs Plunkett said Banks of the area will be given an opportunity to bid for the investments Victor Grout assistant vice president of Bankers Trust also ex plained the program to council Members of the press inquired just how the bank would profit Continued on Page 16 Tony Cordahi Proposes French Choir By DORIS PERMAR AIKEN season of love ly Christmas music closed on a French note Tuesday evening At the traditional Epiphany party on Alliance Francaise Antoine Cor dahi directed the club members in familiar French carols Its from such evenings of group singing that Tony dreams of a year round French choral group in Aiken The idea was sparked by the popular French singing movement called Coeur Joie pronounced cur which means happy heart With the help of Maurice Com bier brother of Charles Combier of Aiken Tony and Ruth Cordahi visited many Coeur Joie workshops and concerts on their visit to France last year I was so inspired I want to pro mote the same thing here Tony said People of all ages gather regularly to sinefor their own if t pleasure Their energy and commit ment are marvelous Its a network of singing groups that grew out ofthe French Boy Scout movement in the 1940s he explained It is a way to remind the people of their history and culture It caught on quickly There are more than 14000 members and some choirs have between 150 and 200 voices The poeple sing for the joy of it Its not even necessary to read music Although there are many choral societies in the US lie continued there is no central organization nor nationalistic pur pose as with Coeur Joie its somewhat like square dance groups in this country where you visit other towns and have workshops Its n suburban movement ad ded llulh Cordahi There is great local support in the towns Tony said he has been encouraged by ear ly response to the idea in this area Originally from Egypt Antoine Cordahi is ideally suited to the undertaking He speaks French fluently He is a member of the local chapter of Alliance Krancaise a group promoting an appreciation of French culture He has directed the Aiken Choral Society for six years presenting two immensely popular concerts annually He directs the adult choir of St Mary Help of Christians Church and teaches a voice cluss at USCAiken for developing young soloists He has also organized and directs the USCA Concert Choir which has given a number of perfor mances Added to this he couches private voice students and Leaches music and drama at St Mary elementary school A pianist of concert calibre Tony Continued on Page 2 ques Mof Anfl
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