The Butler Herald
•’KEEPING EVERLASTINGLY AT IT IS THE SECRET OF SUCCESS”
BUTLER, TAYLOR COUNTY, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1962.
(Mrs. Verna Griggs
It is with humbleness and actu
ally a little fear, I think, that I
accept Ihe job vacated when
Charles Benns Jr. steps down as
editor of the county paper. He has
worked hard and done a good job
in the 24 years he has been your
Editor. His father also produced
Local Man Files
New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
$1.5 million damage suit has been
filed against one of the partners in
the Smyrna Shopping Center and an
Orlando attorney, his law part
. .. ^ ^ “Other suits will be filed,’’ Carl
£ "!La a ?f J£?i the C 1ZCnS C ° Uld i Pointer of Butler, Ga„ original pro
moter of the $2.5
1,017 Persons Killed,
Others Injured in
be proud to claim.
Now as I attempt to fill the va
cancy I ask that you all give me
your cooperation and help in mak
ing up your newspaper. I’m sure
there will be times that you will
not agree with me. In fact, I expect j~ be new shoppin cent er, and his
you will violently disagree. If so, L partner , r. f. Bishop, Orlando,
may we hear from you? A section 1 " ’
Atlanta, Ga. — A total of 54,084
■ traffic accidents caused the death
million center, j of ^ q17 persons and injuries to 18,-
988 others in Georgia during 1961.
Thomas E. Tante
Wins Vacation Trip
In WOW Contest
Local Man Is One of 155
WOW Representatives to Win
Trip to Biloxi, Miss.
Pointer as president of Smyrna!Over and above the human aspect
Developers, Inc., filed suit June 27 jthe economic loss to Georgia’s citi-
in Orange County against J. J. zenry amounted to $172.8 million.
Bornstein, one of four partners in
Thos. E. Tante, representative of
Woodmen of the World Life Insur
ance Society, was one of 155 win
ners of an all-expense-paid four-
day vacation at the Edgewater Gulf
Hotel, Biloxi, Miss., Aug. 2-5.
Winners qualified in a special
Dr. Ed Wilson
Guest Speaker of
of the paper each week will be set
aside for your letters to the edi
tor. I invite your criticism, both
constructive and otherwise, and I
can guarantee that as long as your
name is on the letter, it will be
printed in “Voice of the People.”
Another section will be used for
"Bouquets and Brickbats” to those
persons or organizations deserving
them. Again you may not agree but
at least it should make for inter
On the more serious side, I plan
to include a commentary on the
Sunday School Lesson and a col
umn from the pastor of some
church in the county each week.
These and other features of the
new eight-column paper to be
called THE TAYLOR COUNTY
NEWS and THE BUTLER HERALD
will be made possible through the
advertisements. The ads make it
possible to publish your paper. You
make it plausible for the mer
chants to advertise. So support your
advertisers and hometown mer
chants when they give you a buy
just as good as the one you could
get 25 miles away — and besides
you save your car and your
The paper will go in the mail a
day later than it does at the pres
ent. The printer was unable to
print our paper until Thursday
A jury trial was requested.
Bishop and Bornestein originally
were attorneys for Pointer’s cor
poration which planned the shop
The suit claims the attorneys de
stroyed the credit of the corporation
and sold the shopping center prop
erty at foreclosure proceedings
“thereby depriving the plaintiff of
the fruits and profits of the prop
To put it another way, during contest on Aug. 28, 1961 to June 22,
1961 one accident occurred every 11962.
ten minutes, one person was in- i Each winner is also allowed to
jured every 27 minutes, one person bring one guest De sea fishing
was killed every 8 hours and 37 j t€nnis , golf, sur f and pool swim-
minutes. Every 24 hours during the; m i ng and 0 t ber entertainments are
year, as result of death, injury and! planned The holiday wlll be cli .
property damage on Georgia public
thoroughfares, the state suffered a
monetary loss of $473,671.
These cold, hard statistics are
contained in the Georgia Dept, of
Dr. Ed Wilson, Mayor of the City
of Macon and candidate for LT.-
Gov., was speaker for the luncheon
meeting of the Reynolds Kiwanis
Club, Friday. He was introduced by
program chairman Woodfin Hin
After extending the greetings of
Macon to Middle Georgia neighbors
Mayor Wilson launched into a cam
paign speech free of the usual mud
slinging. However, he gave his
views on the needs of our state
and how these needs can be met.
According to Mayor Wilson, the
state needs “leaders who will lead
—develop great potential of of this
great state of ours—men who are
speaking what they believe.” Geor
gia is going thru the first indus
trial revolution while the remain-
maxed on the evening of Aug. 4th der of the country goes into its sec-
with a banquet and masquerade j ond. Georgia had to pick up and
ball with even the costumes furn-I restore the countryside after the
ished. Special recognition and'War Betweel the States when other
Public Safety’s annual report for'da.
prizes will be on the banquet agen-
1961, compiled by its Accident Re
porting division, according to Col.
It claims that the buyer at the , l Conner, director.
foreclosure sale was Bishop, indi
vidually and as trustee, and that
Bishop and his wife then conveyed
the property to Leonard and Sarah
Simons, Albert Morrell, A. M. Born
stein and Jerome Bornstein. The
two Bornstein, Morrell and Simons
now are partners in the shopping
Pointer said he had been plan
ning the shopping center since
1955, when he first bought the land
between Palmetto St. and the Flori
da East Coast Railway.
News of his plans didn't break
until October 1959 when Pointer
asked the city to abandon parts of
several unopened streets. Construc
tion was supposed to have started
in January, 1960, and there were
The top 15 fieldmen in the con
test will receive a mink stole for
his wife, as will the top five dis-1
parts of the country was pressing
We can produce now but we are
behind on the marketing. Thus it
is the responsibility of the Com
By way of comparison, in 1960ltrict managers. These winners will merceD epartment of the S^te to
there were 57,106 traffic accidents | be announced at the banquet. work in a "cooperative effort with
reported, 1,038 persons killed and The contest was set un on a noint Geor g ia Tech and Geor K ia t0 bring
19,353 injured. The state-wide eco-j b Jf s e ^ a minimum numbel ex P erts to work ° n this P r °J ect V°
™ mi ' losswas P laced at $124,560,- j needed to qualify. Expense of ho- bnn S more and better markets for
loss person killed in a traffic acci
dents went up from $120,000 in 1960
to $17q,000 in 1961.)
Last year, 1,659,222 registered mo
tor vehicles traveled a total of 17,-
269,953,710 miles in Georgia, while
the previous year 1,601,285 vehicles
traveled 16,884,290,597 miles. That’s
a gain of 57,937 vehicles and an
increase of 385,663,113 miles travel
ed in 1961 over 1960.
As a resudt of this increased
travel Georgia’s death rate, which
?f_ a f. anc>IT l*. c tel meals, entertainment, tips and
travel are included for winners.
rumors that several national chain is based on the number of persons
stores had signed leases in the killed to each 100-million miles
building yet to be constructed.
Pointer said he retained Bishop
and Bornstein to represent his firm
morning but you will get it in time 1959 and 0ctober of
to see +be extra good prices offered _ b * „ , imn m „„„ , rM> ,.
at the local stores for the week-end.
The “Pioneer Edition” which will
go into every home in the county
traveled, dropped from 6.1 in 1960
to 5.9 in 1961.
“During the 23-year period of the
Department of Public Safety traf
that year, got a $100,000 one year^ic records — 1937 to 1961 — 603,-
loan from Bishop as trustee. The ^56 accidents have been reported
will come out on August 2nd. The
usual deadline for the paper will
loan, Pointer said, was represented
by a promissory note and secured
by a mortgage on three parcels of
land on the east and west sides of
"be 6 p m on Tuesday. Anything in the Snide r and Edson
later will be published in the next |Ridge subdivisions .
The suit claims that the attorneys
Any good clear pictures may be, and that Bornstein was
used with your material and the ; d lte ’ d the money to their trust
paper’s policy will be to use more | ^ yice ldent of Pointer’s
and better pictures. Please be sure ration and a direc tor in addi-
your picture is clear and also be | j £ bein one of the attorneys
sure it tells a story and is related
to the article it accompanies.
I wish it would be possible for
me to attend all of your meetings,
programs, etc. However, with, two
small children, I must depend on
the good publicity chairmen and
other willing helpers throughout
the county to supply the news
when Icannot be present. If you
do not have someone to get the
news in and will call me at
862-2552. CMrs. John Robert Griggs).
I will attempt to get someone there
I shall be on call at anytime to
help you in any way that I can to
get more publicity for projects and
plans in the county.
As this last issue of The Butler
Herald goes to press. I urge you to
get in your news, support your ad
vertisers and to please stand by me
as I take over this man-sized job.
Pointer claims that he had gotten
an extension on the loan, but that
foreclosure proceedings were start
ed by the attorneys in November,
Before the end of December
Bishop had filed three suits totaling
$127,000 against Smyrna develop
ers. Other creditors also filed suits.
For a while it seemed the shop
ping center plan was dead.
But in June, 1961 plans were re
ceived by Bornestein who appeared
at a City Commission meeting to
represent “a group of Orlando In
vestors” concerning closed streets
in the shopping center tract.
Ground was broken for the new
center last September of last year
and a construction permit was is
sued for close to $1 million.
At a reception given by Born
stein and Bishop at the Smyrna
Yacht club after the ground break
ing Bornstein was named president
of “Smyrna Shopping Center, Inc.”
Bishop was named vice president
and Albert Morrell, secretary-treas
The shopping center property
Mr. B. W. Smith died at the Up- I covers 9'A acres on the east side of
son County Hospital, Thomaston, the highway between Sixth and
sun wuu ^ f . Eighth Streets and 11 acres on the
Mr. B. W. Smith
Died July 16 at
of a heart attack July 16th.
He had been ill for about one
Mr. Smith was well known in
Taylor County. He was a brother-in-
law of Mr. E. H. Bazemore and Mr.
Riley Bazemore of this city.
Funeral services occurred at Pas-
ley Funeral Home in Thomaston
Two Trade School
Soon to be Erected
At Wavcross, Ga.
Waycross, Ga. — Wayeross will
have two of the finest trade schools
in the state in the not too distant
future, local educators say.
Preliminary plans for a Negro
trade school are now being drawn.
Plans for a white trade school haw
received board approval.
There are 21 stores in the first
section of the shopping center
which has its formal opening soiled
uled for next week. Seventeen of
the stores already are leased and
many already are open.
Woodmen of World
Meets Tomorrow Nite
to the department revealing a to
tal of 22,159 traffic deaths, 283,134
injuries and a total of $255,393,600
in property damage. The loss
economically occasioned by these
traffic accidents to the state has
been estimated at $2,525,770,000.
“The seriousness of traffic acci
dents is thus pin-pointed to where
it hurts — financially — and re
veals a continuing need for more
and better traffic laws enforcement
and adjucation of traffic violators.
“From all sides the cry of not
enough manpower to affect the
the traffic problem continues to be
heard and until the people of the
state demand more enforcement
and back up the officers traffic-
wise our traffic problems will con
tinue to be the headaches they
State Okays $760,000
For Broad Tax Study
Atlanta, Ga. — Gov. Vandiver an
nounced Monday that the state
would make available an addition
al $760,000 t o finance state loans
for tax equalization studies in 10
more Georgia counties.
Vandiver said the money will fi
nance loans for the counties which
have pending applications in the
state revenue department.
The counties are Chattooga, Jef
ferson, Butts, Floyd, Clayton, Upson
Dougherty, Chatham, Taylor and
The latest allocation brings to 27
the number of counties receiving
assistance under the tax equaliza
tion loan program which was set
up last year.
Dawson Will Supply
School Peanut Butter
Atlanta, Ga. — The State Medical
Education Board which has just
completed its ninth successful year
of operation, has approved scholar
ships for 38 white and three Ne
gro medical students.
More than 30 new scholarships
are granted by the board each year
to-bonafide residents of Geogia wbo
wish to attend accredited medical
schools. There will be 132 students
attending such schools on scholar
ships from the board during the
1962-63 school year.
The scholarships amount to $1,250
a year. The medical student, after
he becomes a doctor may repay his
scholarship by practicing in a
rural community with a population
of 5,000 or less for one year for
each $1,000 he received under the
This assures a flow of doctors
into the smaller communities each
year, even tho some of them later
move on to the larger cities. For
example, as of July 1 this year 77
doctors had been financially assist
ed thru the medical school by the
board were practicing in Atlanta.
At present, doctors are repaying
scholarships by practicing in a
number of smaller communities in
the state. ?
The local Woodmen of World
Camps will meet in joint session
Thursday (tonight) at the local
Masonic Hall. At this time slides
and films will be shown of the
recent encampment at Cochran,
Mr. Paul Jones, State Manager of
Middle Ga. will be here to show
The program begins at 8 p. m.
and everyone is invited.
Eight Killed in
Traffic; 3 Drown
Dawson, Ga. — Cinderella Foods
of Dawson has been awarded for
the 15th consecutive year another
school order for peanut butter by
the U. S. Department of Agriculture
The contract calls for nearly
seven million pounds of peanut but
ter for the nation’s school lunch
C. M. Cruickshank, vice president
of Cinderella Foods, stated the new
contract involves approximately
Production on the new school or
der will begin Aug. 6th and will
continue thru Sept. 11 on a round-
the-clock basis six days a week.
Atlanta Ga. — Eight persons were
killed in traffic in Georgia during
last week end, while three others
lost their lives by drowning.
A 39-year-ol.d man was killed
and his 19-year-old son injured
Sunday when their car went out
of control and overturned near
their home. Marietta police identi
fied the man as Ed Cotton of Mari
etta. The son was identified as J. B.
The state Patrol said Wilbert
Mincey, 20, Manassas, died early
Sunday of injuries suffered in a
h ead-on collision Saturday night.
The patrol said Mincey was a pas
senger in a car which tried to pass
a vehicle and crashed into an on
coming car near Reidsville.
A wreck near Darien claimed
three lives. The patrol identified
the dead as Thomas Ward, 16, Har
ris Neck; Zollie Thorpe, near Town
send and Elza Campbell, 31, Town
send. Their car skidded across U.S.
17 into an oncoming car 13 miles
James Sconyer Jr. 6-week-old in
fant of near Swainsboro, was killed
in a two car wreck in Emanuel
James W. Gashaw, 26, Ft. Gaines
was hit and killed by a car as he
sat on a state highway near Fort
W. C. Wallace, 2, Negro, of Atlan
ta was killed Saturday when po
lice said he was hit by the car
of a motorist who failed to stop on
Washington Street near his home.
We will not sit down and wait
for outside concerns to come into
our state and save our economy.
With a balance between our agri
culture and industry, Georgia can
become a leading state. With the
recommendations of the teams of
experts carried out a state organi
zation, we will have a higher per
A higher per capita income goes
hand in hand with a better educa
tional system. Therefore, Georgia
in this way can improve the edu
cation of the children.
A point emphasized was the
need for consideration even if
necessary across county lines.
It is the children of our state
that are sufferng from the feel
ing that it is necessary to maintain
our schools as they are now. When
the officials realize that the way
for our children to have the oppor
tunity to obtain the courses they
need to place them in a position
to enter college equal with their
neighbors from larger towns is to
have larger schools so that more
teachers can be obtained and more
varied courses can be offered, we
will be entering a new era in edu
Mayor Wilson said that “we must
not allow arbitrary subdivision
lines to prevent our children from
obtaining a better education” to
prepare them to face the future on
an equal basis with our neighbors
from larger urban areas.
Further plans were announced
for the Garland Byrd birthday par
ty in Reynolds on Aug. 9th.
The guest for the day was C.L.
Lawrence, Curry, N. C., who was
introduced by Julian Whatley.
4-H’ers Win First in
Friday at Americus
It is not without a note of sad
ness that the writer faces the dif
ficult task of bidding an ultimate
farewell on behalf of the Herald
staff to its many friends and
That approaching hour after
nearly a century is at long last
nigh for the Butler Herald to ac
quire a new management. There
fore, cherishing and utilizing the
final opportunity the management
of the Herald feels that it must
pause and express sincere grati
tude to its many subscribers and
supporters for their contribution in
enabling the Herald to be circulat
ed through the preceding decades
as the official organ of Taylor
Had not our paper from the birth
not possessed and boosted the loyal
endorsement of its patrons, cap
tured and shared the love and life
of its past editors it would have
long since faded away.
Yet, as a result of these quali
ties the Butler Herald has been
forever faithful for the past 86 years
in carrying the word of -our county
from “The Hills of Habersham” to
the “Marshes of Glynn.”
Only after unquestionable satis
faction that the future management
is adequately capable and promis
ing did the editor consent to re
Should the future management
profess candidate neutrality in the
forthcoming Democratic primary
for fear of opposing the convictions
of a public minority — this man
agement would trust that its
friends recall that the Herald
after careful consideration and
evaluation of the qualificatins held
by the candidates for the office of
Governor boldly informed its many
friends of the decision.
It came to conclude that the But
ler Herald should support a man
of proven capability who would
more likely preserve our Southern
heritage and attend the rural as
well as the urban needs of the
Convinced that this is the worthy
candidate for this high office of
Governor the present management
will continue after rendering all
affiliation of the Butler Herald to
its new management, to support
the Hon. Marvin Griffin.
With these last remarks we again
wish to say “Thank you, Friends.”
Eight 4-Hers attended District
Project Achievement Meeting
Americus on last Friday. Claire
Elliston won first in Entomology
and Lucy Jon Mangham won first
in her Recreation Demonstration.
Others competing were:
Dyrene Waller: Cloverleaf Cloth
Diane Larkin: Cloverleaf Cloth
Karen Horton: Cloverleaf Family
Merita Barrow: Junior Clothing.
Elizabeth Riley: Cloverleaf Freez-
Diane Bass: Junior Recreation.
Upson Group Seeks
Vote on Wine Sale
Macon, Ga. — Dr. Rufus Harris,
president of Mercer University, said
Monday the 120 year old Baptist
institution had received one or two
applications for admission from
Negroes this year. None of the ap
plicants was qualfied, however, he
At the same time, the former Tu-
lane University head declared he
personally favored the admission
of Negroes to the institution.
Mercer President’s announcement
caught much of Macon and the
Baptist community by surprise for
he had earlier scotched rumors of a
Negro application. When queried
by a newspaper reported in June,
he denied that any applications
had been received from Negroes.
Later it was learned three or four
prospective Negro students had ap
plied during the past several years.
In Georgia Will
Atlanta, Ga. — Under legislation
passed by the House and sent to
President Kennedy for signature,
Georgia will receive nearly $5 mil
lion for construction at four mili
The Ga. total is included in an
over-all authorization of $1.4 billion
Thomaston, Ga. — The Upson for military construction at home
County Temperance League an- and abroad this year,
nounces they will launch an effort Construction authorized in the
to permit calling an election on state this year:
the sale of wine. Fort Benning: $3.7 million
Officials emphasized that they
are seeking no action pertaining to
the sale of beer. The laws regulat
ing the sale of the two beverages
are entirely separate and differ
The petition effort will begin on
or about July 28, and is being
started after many requests from lo
cal citizens, according to the
operational, training, maintenance
supply, hospital, administrative and
community facilities, troop housing
ground improvements and utilities.
Ft. Stewart: $231,000 for ground
improvements and utilities.
Robins Air Force Base: $389,000
for maintenance and administrtive
facilities and family housing.
Turner Base: $394,000 for operr