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   Aiken County Rambler (Newspaper) - February 18, 1982, Aiken, South Carolina                             AJken no Public Libr Tfcwberry St SW Aiken So 29801 217 SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT AIKEN S C 29801 AIKEN COUNTY Copyright 1981 by Rambler Publications Inc Volume 5 Number 26 Aiken S C Thursday Fe Approved 54 HOT LINE Q Is it common practice for physicians of Aiken to charge their patients a fee more than to get them admitted to a hospital This fee was aside from charges made by the hospital A R Aiken A Dr Joseph Cunningham president of the Aiken County Medical Society said that it depends on the degree of service re quired by the patient He added that the medical society has a grievance committee with whom a citizen may discuss a problem Ar rangements to meet with the com mittee may be made by calling Dr Mark Meyer incoming president of the society Q Why doesnt the Aiken Coun ty Library keep horse magazines since so many people in this area work with or are interested in horses D C Aiken A Scott Kantor head librarian said when he came to the library a few months ago there were no horse magazines Since then weve had to cut back on magazines instead of adding new ones because of limited funds he explained He added that the rising cost of subscriptions has also restricted the library on the number of magazines it can take Continued on Page 16 pipe3 Pfcoto b Wfflb B1I Council Splits Over Barnes Revamp Plans By KAY LAWRENCE AIKEN Sharp disagreement among council members over Ad ministrator Scott Barnes plan to revamp county departments took up nearly two hours of the Aiken County Council meeting Tuesday night The chairman of the Aiken County Planning Commission C B Ander son Jr also expressed disapproval of the administrators desire to bring the planning office directly under his supervision Despite lengthy controversy council approved Barnes reorganization in concept on a 54 vote The vote was strictly on party lines as was the vote on two ordinances necessary to put the departmental revamp into effect Each time the tally was 54 with Democrats Billie Trapp Michael McElhaney William Clyburn Medwell Hill and Fay Hatcher favoring the reorganization and Republicans Mim Woodring Ralph Cullinan and Chairman Carrol Warner against The fourth vote in opposition came from Homer McGee who was elected on the Democratic ticket but frequently votes with the Republicans Early in the discussion council debated as to how much of what transpired in an executive session Feb 9 should be brought out at the 100TH POLO SEASON Warren Scherer scores a goal for the Charleston team as Aiken Polo opened its centennial season last Sunday at Whitney Field WeekLong festivities are planned in April in observance of the 100th anniversary For other polo photos see Page 12 For details of reorganization plan see Page 7 The vote at the cloied meeting had been 43 in favor of Barnes Plan Two members of council were absent It was decided Tuesday night the vote must be ratified in public meeting The press at one point challeng ed the legality of the executive ses Continued on Page 16 Students Grow and Sell Own Plants By VIVIAN MILNER AIKEN A thriving horticulture course is taught in the vocational program at Aiken High School Now 10 years old the course has put some students immediately in to the work for Aiken Others have gone on to further studies at technical colleges or Clemson South Aiken High School students are eligible for the course and several are bused over to take it according to Joe Wilson one of the two instructors Recently Wilson was observed teaching a class of seniors in a threehour course The students were drawing landscape plans us ing 10 plant materials displayed that day and 10 which had been studied in the previous class We teach irt depth inthe three hour course Wilson explained A onehour course Exploratory Hor ticulture is offered to tenth graders If they like it they can take the longer class their junior and senior year Joe and the other instructor Scott Smith also teach an adult threehour course every Monday night from 6 to 9 pm which is open to anyone in the community High School credit can be earned but most people take the class for their own knowledge Smith said For information citizens may call 6493350 ha said as the class is still open A trip is planned for the adult class to visit Park Seed Co at Greenwood The undergraduates will attend the Southern Living Show in Charlotte Besides classroom instruction the students get practical ex perience working in two greenhouses the shade house for shrubbery and a garden area where they use a large rototiller Students plant winter and spring gardens The winter gardens didnt fare too well this year because of our hard winter Wilson said ruefully One of the greenhouses was built by the students who covered a frame with polyetheline It is much more heat efficient than the commercially built greenhouse of metal and fiberglass revealed Wilson Pupils from a onehour class came in to the studentbuilt Continued on Page 2 Aiken High Students Tim Fulmer Jodie Stout I and Melinda Pollock Work in Greenhouse   

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