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Volume 50. Petit Jurors Drawn For July Term, 1959 1. Holbert Hall 2. Hari ! son Jennings 3. Cecil Merritt 4. Homer Woods 5. Weldon Bramblett 6. Jasper A. Stone 7. Leon Stancil 8. Maxie Morris 9. Toy Turner 10. Anderson Higgins 11. Oscar M. Grimes 12. G. C. McGinnis 13 W. A. Simpson 14. Benson Childers 15. Ralph Bagley 16. Billy Abbott 17. Grady Hyde 18. Lawton Sosebee 19. George Martin 20. John H. Durand 21. V. C. Millwood, Sr. 22. Robert Edison 23. William James 24. Wilburn Pinson 25. Clyde Martin 26. W. E. Herring 27. J B. Byers 28. Dowe Vaughan 29. Ben Edd Bramblett 30 Cranford Samples 31. Chester Thompson 32. A. C. Fagan 33 W. R. Dunn 34 Everett Bettis 35. Watson Rogers 36. Robert Castleberry 37. Dillard Thomason 38. Claude E. Terry 39. Hoyt Heard 40. R. A Ingram ?! C.aude Tallant 42. W. E. Lipscomb, Jr. 43. Frank Cain 44. George Welch 45. Lendon O. Whitmire 46. Paul Yarbrough 47. Luther T. Harris 48. Rudolph Tribble 49. Jeff Heard 50. John W Holbrook 51. Raymon Bennett 52. Howard Burton 53. Eugene Buice 54. W. A. Pruitt 55. George Corn 56. W. D. Buice, Jr. 57. Lane Clark 58. Maxie Hubbard 59. Leonard Evans 60. James W. Dover 61. -Wallace Grindle 62. Garland Sorrells 63. E. G. Floyd 64. J. C. Galloway 65. Emmett Williams 66. Fred Stripland Ranger, Edward L. Wriglit Elimination of fires in the woods is one of the most effective means of reducing decay and, for that matter, insect damage to trees. Decay fungi enter readily through wounds caused by fire. But that isn't the only way. In cutting trees for lumber or pulp, an attempt should be made to fell trees so as to avoid breaking branches or tearing off bark from stems of adjacent trees. Injuring the base of trees and exposing roots should be avoided as much as possible when skidding out logs and during construction work. This is especially true in cities, where trees are treasured for shade. In addditions, logs should not be left in the woods for a prolonged time, especially in moist areas. Above all, badly de caved trees, especially those bear ing conks, should be cut down and either utilized or burned. As for second growth hardwoods, a re duction in losses in sprout stands requires special cultural treatment. Oak sprouts are easily damaged by butt rots which progress up ward in the starn from the old stump. Other hardwoods may also be damaged by basal decay. Cultur al treatments should be pplied to second growth sprout hardwoods before the stands are 20 years old. Lights and reflectors should be placed on all farm machinery. En gineers, Agricultural Extension Ser vice, recommend use of red flags by day and lights by night. Argentina ask Bulgarian diplo mat to leave. The Forsyth County News OFFICIAL ORGAN OF FORSYTH COUNTY & CITY OF CUMMING DEVOTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORSYTH. FULTON, CHKRO KKE, DAWSON. LUMPKIN. HALL AND GWINNETT COUNTIES. (City Population 2,509) John D. Glover ,Sales Representative For Allstate Insurance ' ... - At, % ' ' Sgf- JOHNT D. GLOVER John D. Glover has been appoint ed sales representative in Cumming for Allstate Insurance Companies, E. A. McDonald, Georgia-Alabama Regional Manager, announced this week. Glover will continue to operate his service station and will repre sent Allstate in this area under its new local agent program. He has completed the company’s train ing course and has qualified for a state insurance license, according to R. L. Cochran, Local Agent Su pervisor. A native of Cumming, Glover is a member of Masonic Lodge No. 44, and is active member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. McDonald stated that Glover will also represent the Allstate Safety Crusade, a country wide campaign carried on by the Company and its agents to assist officials in reduc ing traffic accidents by working with individuals and cvic organi ziations in promotng safety pro jects. As Crusade reresentative he will make available to interested persons or organizations safety programs, movies and literature specifically designed for children and adults. Farm Safety Week “A successful farmer makes a key part of his every day farm planning”, the chairman of the Petroleum Association of Georgia advised today in pledging his or ganization’s sunport for the annual Farm Safety Week. July 19—25. John S. Morrison urged farm families to continue to reduce the umber of accidental deaths by using caution and care. Accidental farm deaths have dropped from 6G deths per 100 000 farm population to 57 during the past ten "ears. Here are some of the causes of farm accidental dea + h= ranked in order: machinery, drowning, fire arms, falls, blows, birr', animals, electrical current, lightning, poison ing. suffocation. “The more than 17,000 oil men and women in Georgia urge all farm people to carefully observe safety rules on the farm and in the home, not just during Farm Safety Week but the entire year,” Morrison said. He pointed out that the Petro leum Association of Georgia main tains a film library on farm safety including two award winning pro ductions, “Farm Petroleum Safety” and “Farm Tractor Safety”, both of which can be obtained on loan free from any oilman in the state. OPEN HOUSE AT HOSPITAL, AUG., 19 The Forsyth County Hospital will celebrate the Second Anni versary of it’sopening wdth OPEN House on Wedridesday August 19. The public is cordially invited to visit the hospital between the hours of 9 A. M. and 5 P. M. The Auxiliary Volunteers will be on duty to conduct visitors on a Tour of Inspection. All “Future Citizens” have been born in the hospital since it opened will have their picture displayed in the lobby. Mrs. Avola W. Callaway, clothing specialist, Agricultural Extension Service, says a steady, even pare of stitching is a must for stitching wash and wear fabrics. Cumming Georgia, Thursday, July 23, 1959. Kiwanians Honored At Supper By Forsyth County Jaycees, , The Forsyth County Jaycees en | tertained the Kiwanis Club Wed i nesday night July 15 with a steak | dinner at the Forsyth County High ! School Cafetorium after losing a 'contest to the c]ub after a chal : lenge to give more blood than they could. j So Wednesday night the Junior Chamber of Commerce and their wives and dates entertained the Kiwanis Club, along with Mayor Roy P. Otwell, The Forsyth County Commissioners, County Health Nurse Mrs. Grace Palmour, County Civil Defense Head Cecil Merritt, Jane Carroll and Donna Phillips, the Jaycees’ entrants in the Miss Lake Lanier Pageant this year all enjoyed a wonderful supper. Byrd Proposes Broad Study of Municipal Problems MACON, July 21—Lieut. Gov. Gar land T. Byrd proposed today that the State Senate undertake a broad studv of financil problems of muni cipalities. Speaking at the annual eonven tion of the Georgia Municipal As sociation, the Lieutenant Governor said he would ask the Senate Gov ernment Operations Committee to begin such a study immediately. Byrd, in his speech prepared for the convention, said a proposed constitutional amendment sposor ed by the cities and towns would require a change in the financial structure of the state. This proposed amendment would permit the state to return tax funds to municipal governments. It has not been acted on by either House or Senate. | Byrd noted that, the Government Operations Committee alreday has made studies of the Highway De partrr.ent and the Public Service Commission. He said it is available to consider other areas affecting all citizens of the state. “Anyone who is involved in any branch of government is aware [tha’t the municipalities must solve | a severe financial problem,” Byrd I said. “We also are aware that | county governments have a similar problem. | “The governments of our munici palities and of our counties must be given sincere consideration, if we are to be able to continue sound government at the local level. Our structure in Georgia is buflt upon the local units.” He said he would ask the com mittee to meet with members of the municipal association, with var ious other interested and affected groups. He said he wanted it to be a “broad, thorough, and obejective study”. “I hope that action can be taken which will be for the good of the it will be for the good of the municipalities, which means that entire state of Georgia,” he said. Drivers Testing Lab Here July 28 31st. Are you a safe driver? Find our by taking advantage of the Driver Testing Laboratory. Exhaustive mental and physical driving tests will be given to all interested Forsyth County drivers beginning Tuesday, July 28—31st. The Mobile Driver Testing Labora tory is sponsored by the Georgia Motor Trucking Association, Inc., and is made available locally by the Forsyth County Home Demon stration Council. All drivers are urged to take advantage of this test. The lab is housed in a van trail er and was established with the aim of reducing highway accidents in Georgia by enabling incompetent drivers to discover their deficien ces and by acquainting capable driv ers with their handicaps so they may make allowances for them. Contrary to general opinion, the unit DOES NOT revoke driver’s licenses. I ! A U. S. Department of Agricul ture survey shows that one-eighth of Georgia’s farms used silage in 1955, with the greatest use on dairy farms. Russell Predicts Golden Future In River Development Senator Richard B. Russell pre diets a “golden future of progress and prosperity” for Georgia thru the over all development of the state’s rich river and water re sources. Pointing out the importance of water to the future industrial and population expansion of the state, Senator Russell declared: “Through the prudent and far sighted development of our resour ces, Georgia can move forward into the high plateau of progress and opportunity, not only for to day’s expanding population, but for generations yet unborn.” Senator Russell discussed the vital role that water will play in Georgia’s future in an article that he wrote for the current edition of the Georgia Local Government Journal. He pointed out that an adequate water supply is a prime essential in attracting new indus try to Georgia, a “We are richly endowed with the God-given resource of water,” Georgia’s Senior Senator declared. “We have abundant rainfall to feed the magnificent river systems that flow through our state from the mountains to the sea.” Senator Russell noted that much nrogress has been made in tapping Georgia’s river resources through the construction of multipurpose dams and navigation projects, not ably on the Savannah and Chatt hoochee Rivers. But he dded: “We have barely scratched the surface.” He said the full development of the state’s river resources has been hampered by the lack of an over-all. coordinated plan of deve looment with “an eye toward the fullest development of all their uses.” Senator Russell pointed out that a Water Resources Study Commis sion has been set up under an act he sponsored in the last Congress to draw up such a comprehensive plan of river and water develop ment in Georgia. The Commission is headed bv Columbus business man James W. Woodruff, Jr., who has been a leader in the develop ment of the Chattahoochee. The Commission will study Geor gia’s river systems and make re commendations for developing their potential uses for: Flood control; domestic and muni cipal water supplies; navigation; reclamation and irrigation of farm land; hydroelectric power and in dustrial development; forest eon servation and utilization: develop ment of fish and wildlife resour ces; development of recreational areas; salinity and sediment con trol; pollution abtement and pro tection of public health; and “such other beneficial and useful pur poses not herein enumerated.” Senato Russell emphasized the long-range nature of this under taking. After the commission com pletes its study, expected to re Quire two years, it will be neces sary to obbtain Congressional au thorization and funds to carry out the commission’s proposed program “To this end, I shall devote my untiring efforts and energies in the years ahead,” Senator Russell pledged. Mrs. G. W. Forrist, 89, Passes July 14 At Home of Daughter Funeral services were held Thurs day morning at 11:00 o’clock July 16 for Mrs. G. W. Forrist, who passed awav at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Tvitty in Gainesille. Services were conducted at the Second Baptist Church . Revs. Frank Vaughn, John Ozley, and Bob Baxter officiating. Inter ment in the church cemetery Mrs. Forrist was the wife of the late Rev. G. W. Forrist of Cum ming. Survivors inclue one son, Paul Forrist, Cummin?: four daughters, Mrs. Larmon Smith, Cummins. Mrs. E. L. Cowart, Alpharetta, Mrs. Elmer Twitty, Gainesville, and Miss Manorie Forrist. Atlanta, two sisters. Mrs. Lela Crawford. Atlanta and Mrs. Worth McCollum Smyrna; 15 grandchildrden and 17 great-grandchildren. County Population 15,000. Mrs. Evelyn Staton Kills Kidnaper A 20-year old Forsyth County mother broke down in sobs last Thursday as she told the story of how she killed a crazed kidnaper who had ordered her to “knock my own baby in the head." “I wouldn't do it, I wouldn’t!” exclaimed Mrs. Station. “I begged and begged—then he told me; “I'm going to kill him and you, too’,” Sitting in a straight-backed, strawbottom chair on the front porch of her father in law’s home, the slightly built, blond haried mother said that during and en suing struggle with her pistol waving capto She suddenly got “hold of his gun.” “I pulled the trigger and it fired. I knew' it was him or me,” she said, her blue eyes mirroring the horror of a few hours earlier. “I just ran and ran—ail I could think of was my baby—l just knew he was dead.” With the single shot ringing in her ears and the .22 cal. revolver cltuched tightly in her hand, Mrs. station fled back to the panel truck in which, she related, the kidnaper had abducted her husband. Her 11-moth old boy and herself. Lying fatally wounded in a clump of undergrowth a short distance from the truck was the abductor, identified by Sheriff Loy Barnett as 30 year old Robert James Staton of Route 3, Alpharetta, who was freed from the Mil]edge State Hos pital only two months ago. He had been committed after his arrest on charges of armed robbery. Deputy Sheriff E. L. Barnett said. The dead man was a second cousin of the abducted woman’s husband. J. W. tßud) Station, 25, a hatchery employe who resides in the Big Creek community about nine miles south of Cumming. After firing the shots, she said, she got her child and ran to the road. She flagged a motorist and Iwa sdriven to the home of her | husband’s parents near Cumming. Meanwhile, the husband freed J himself and went home. He re ported his wife missing and a lookout was placed for the truck. Officers, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Staton, found the wound ed man near the point where he had parked the true. He was car ried to Grady Hospital and was pronounced dead on his arrival of pistol wounds of the chest. Sheriff Barnett and GBI Agent R. H. McCutcheon said they took statement sand found no grounds for charges. Hospital Unsafe Cravey Warns Of more than 20 buildings at Miliedgeviile State Hospital only three have been certified safe for occupancy, Georgia’s Safety Fire j Commissioner Zack D. Cravey re vealed today. I Appearing before the Mental I Health Committee of the Georgia House and Senate, Mr. Cravey de clared : “If a fire were to break out it could be catastrophic. Since all of the patients are mentally ill, and some senile, fatalities might well run as high as 90 percent.” Mr. Cravey appealed to the com mittee to launch a campaign to bring all buildings at th hospital up to standard. Under Georgia’s Safety Fire Cod-V every public building is re quired to have a Certificate of Occupancy issued by the State Fire Marshal. “Since the jaw has been in effect more than 10 years, I fee] the hospital has had plenty of time to get all its buildings certified,” Mr. Cravey said. “Further delay would be foolhardy.” Responding to Mr. Cravey’s ap peal, the committee chairman. Ren. Culver Kidd, of Baldwin county, appointed a subcommittee to study the problem. An on the scene inspection of the hospital buildings was sche duled for July 28. The subcommit tee is to be accompanied by State Fire Marshal F. E. Robinson; De puty Fire Marsha] F. P. Reinero: and Mr. Cravey. Castro wants loans instead of investments. Number 30. Georgia Banks In- i crease Credit Service To State’s Farmers Georgia banks were serving far mers with more e redit than any institutional group of lenders on January 1 of Ihis year, according to Paul H. Woriey, Cashier, Bank of Cumming, who represents the Georgia Bankers Association as •uEuioouiunuoo Xjunt>3 During 1958, the state's banks main tained their leadership in agricul tural credit services. Based on the eighteenth annual farm lending summary by the Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers Association, Mr Paul H. Worley reported that “at the beginning of the year, Georgia bankers were helping farmers vrith $79,632,000 in loans—7 per cent more than a year previous. The total included $35,636,000 in pro duction loans and $43,996,000 agricultural mortgages. On the same date, $29,482,000 in agricul tural loans were held by insurance companies: $41,733,000 by Federal Land Banks; $24,930,000 by Produc 'tion Credit Associations; and SB.- 112.000 in nonreal estate loans plus $26,615,000 in real estate loans toy the FHA. More than one-half of the production credit extended by lending institutions to Georgia far mers came from banks.” Mr Worley said that “more and more, the banks in Georgia find that farmers need anew typo of credit to help finance the rapid in crease in capital requirements. To meet this changing need, banks in Georgia now make larger larm loans, and an increasing amount of agricuiturl credit is on n inter mediate-term repayment basis. “Intermediate-term loans arr* most frequently needed for machinery and equipment, livestock, soil im j provements. additional land, and re financing short-term notes. Ovcr one-half of all real estate credit is to finance those intermed iate-type capital expenses. "Asa further service to help farmers improve their operations, about one-tthird of all other bank agricultural loans have a repav ment program longer than one year. Banks serve frmers with far more intermediate-term credit than any other group of lenders.” Mr. Worley believes that “iarm ors and bankers working together in this way help make Georgia agriculture more prosperous.” Mr. Worley reported that vr pei cent of the insured cnmmeirial banks in Georgia are serving ngri culture's credit needs. Georgia Power Company News Seventy-five new industries re presenting a capital investment or 526,180,000 have located on the lines of the Georgia Power Com panv during the first six months of 1959, Eugen A, Yates, Jr., vice president, announced this week. This compares with 57 new irxlus tries representing an investment of $18,860,000 located in the power company’s service area during the same period of 1958. Only industries representing more than $50,000 of investment and cm Ploying more than 10 people are included in the power comapny’s figures. In addition to the new plants to cated in Georgia during the first helf of the year, .39 existing indirx tries constructed new facilities to expand their operations. These new facilities represent an investment of $39,265,000. In the first half of 1958, 20 mannufacturing plants in creased their productive rapacity at a cost of $30,105,000. The new production units wifi give employment to 4,954 Georgians at annual wages of $15,786,000. Manufacturing plants and additions established during the first half otf 1 1958 provided 3,916 jobs, totaling i $12,056,900 in annual wages. FOR SALE Ten room house with gas heat and other modern conveniences. Locat ed at Silver City, near Dawson County Lockheed project Imme diate possession. Bargain DR. BRAMBLETT, Tu. 7- 5055 or Tit. 17-5291