The Taylor County news and the Butler herald. (Butler, Ga.) 1962-current, September 14, 1962, Image 1

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It’s all overl Some are re joicing over the victory this morning while others are look ing forward optimistically to four years hence. All that remains to be done when the of ficial voting is over is to give the victorious candidates our wholehearted support and help them as much as possible to govern our great state so that we may go forward. We have continued our policy to report the news as unbiased as possible. We hope no one was embarrassed or offended. Certainly we did not support or endorse any candidate. This paper is for all the people of Taylor County, not any special group. We tried to give only facts. If anything seemed bias ed, it was completely uninten tional. Congratulations to the win ners and their supporters. We hope you fought a clean honest fight. With the statewide election over, our attention is immedi ately turned to the special elec tion for a city councilman in Reynolds. These men are look- ing forward to helping to govern their city for the betterment of its citizens. Many of you perhaps feel that it is rediculous for so much at tention to be put on such a small election. However, this is a position of authority and we must somehow learn that gov ernment, good government, be gins at home. When we get our cities and towns and their citizens working hard toward helping each other to have better conditions then we can expect the people to be so conscious of honest and decent government that they will de mand it on a higher level. Until we can accomplish this locally and live and work to gether in peace and harmony in our towns and counties, how can we ecpect to have decency ancj honesty in our state and nation al government or on a world wide basis. Citizens of Reynolds please go to the polls and votel Study the men running. Know what they stand for on basic issues. Then vote for the man of your choice. Many times I have told my government classes when teaching, ‘Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not votel With election over next week, we hope to get more information on the school situation. One article is running this week written by one of the interested mothers who attended the board meeting Thursday night. We also hope to have some articles by guest columnists who are interested in the schools of our counties. SENIOR CITIZENS HAVE BIRTHDAY Two of Taylor County’s Sen ior Citizens have observed birthdays during this month. O. T. ‘Uncle Jack’ Driskell celebrated his 93rd birthday at his home on Tuesday, Sep tember 4. He still remains active and loves to sit on the porch and wave to people as they pass. He loves visitors and walks the two blocks to town every day. John ‘Jack’ Wade too joined the ranks of those in the 90’s. His wife ‘Miss Lizzie’reported to the paper that he was able to be active although the old couple travel very little. To both of these may we ex tend our congratulations on this special day. Reunion All descendents of the late John and Olive Adams are urged to attend the annual family re union at Mt. Zion Church, six miles east ofTalbotton, fourth Sunday in September. A basket lunch will be served. Plates, cups and ice will be at the church cups and ice will be at the church. Have your family present and registered. UNDERWOOD, SANDERS, TALMADGE, BENTLEY VICTORIOUS Reynolds Boy Scouts have recently complet ed a project helping the city of Reynolds to clean up and paint up. Along with Scout master Billy Hill (second from left on back row) these boys are painting the trash cans on the city streets, painting safety lines on the streets and selling uniform size garbage cans to the people of the town. Board Of Education Meets, Funeral Services Mothers Ask Questions orC W-Hlirst by Mrs. Frances R. Adams On Thursday night, Septem ber 6, the Taylor County Board of Education met in regular ses sion. In an unprecedented move FIFTEEN AROUSED MOTHERS were on hand to ask some ques tions. After being invited to do so, the delegation was admitted. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Herman Elliston, County School Superintendent, who introduced members of the delegation to the members of the board. The meeting was then turned over to Mr. W. S. Max well, Chairman of the Baord. Mr. Maxwell asked for a motion as to whether the Board would consider their usual business first or hear the delegation first. A motion was made to hear the delegation first, it was so voted. Mrs. Martha Averar, spokes man for the group, rose to give the delegation’s viewpoint: "On opening day at Butler High School we were told that because 3 more teachers were needed it was necessary to eliminate 8 subjects from the list of courses offered this year. We want suggestions from the County Board of Education as to what we as concerned parents could do about this situation and what they as members of the board intend to do.’’ There followed a general dis cussion. Mr. Elliston suggested calling in Mr. Marchman, our High School Principal, since he could give us more detailed answers as to why the subjects were dropped. While waiting for Mr. Marchman, Mr. El liston stated that they had con sidered abolishing the Voca tional Agriculture Department and using this teacher allot ment for other courses. But first a thorough, scientific study must be made to determine if actually there was a more need ed course than Vocational Agri culture. Upon his arrival, Mr. March- man answered all the varied questions of the delegation con cerning the operation of the school and firmly stated that Henry Sams Studies At- Gordon Gordon Military College has opened for the 111th year with the largest enrollment in the history of the school. Among the students studying at the Barnesville school this year is Henry Clifton Sams, son of Dr. and Mrs. F. H. Sams of Rey nolds, graduate of Reynolds High School. PTA CALENDAR The Butler P. T. A. is again sponsoring a birthday calendar. If you haven’t bought one, you may contact Mrs. Julian Locke at UN 2-3563 or a member of the committee. This money will benefit your child and your school. Please support this worthwhile project. every teacher in the Butler High School is carrying a maximum teaching load. Every teacher is fully qualified in the field in which they are teaching. In his opinion a more-qualified or dedicated group of teachers could not be found. In addition to their regular duties the Guidance Counselor, Continued on page 2 Ml. Nebo Has Associational Meet The Primitive Baptist As sociation met at Mt. Nebo Prim itive Baptist Church on Sept. 7, 8 and 9. Officers re-elected are as follows: Elder Bentley Adams, moderator; L. O. Bishop, assistant moderator and John Parker, clerk. Prior to the association, Mt. Nebo had done extensive repairs on the church, built a new out door fellowship area and wired the church for electricity. In addition, the adjacent Blood- worth Cemetery had been clean ed. This is the first time in a number of years that the As sociation has met with the Mt. Nebo Church. The members of the church wish to extend sin cere gratitude to those who made the meeting a success. Not only to other Primitive Baptists but also to others in the county who gave generously to make it possible to do this work. A special word of thanks to Mr. Sims Garrett who work ed so tirelessly and gave so Funeral services forC.harles Whitfield Hurst, husband of Mrs. Lura Harris Hurst, were held at the Lebanon Baptist Church at 4 p. m. on Thurs day, September 6. Rev. W. J. Adair, Americus, officiated, assisted by Rev. Clarence Drummond, Thomaston, pastor of the church. Interment was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Mr. Hurst was born in Ma rion County, August 3, 1877, the son of Whitfield and Emily E. Horne Hurst. He died at the Montgomery Hospital on Tuesday at 9 a. m. following a brief illness. He had lived in Taylor County for a number of years, was a retired farmer and deacon of the Lebanon Bap tist Church. Pallbearers included: Taylor Harris, Howard Barrow, Travis Albritton, Norman Koring, Dud ley Harris and Emory Harris. Survivors are his wife; 4 daughters, Mrs. C. David Mc- Chargue, Houston, Texas; Mrs. F. H. Hart, Bainbridge; Mrs. G. C. Bryant, Thomasville; Mrs. F. B. Crumley, Ameri cus; 1 son, Willis D. Hurst, Clover, S. C.; 25 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Edwards Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Benefit Bridge Set For Friday Night The Library Committee of the Reynolds Woman’s Club is having a benefit bridge party on Friday at 8 P. M. at the Flint E. M. C. The proceeds will go to the Reynolds Corn- Miss Cathy Guinn identified the VIP in the August 31 issue as Miss Sue O’Neal, a Taylor County girl who won three beauty contests in 10 days last fall. Miss Guinn picked up her gift from SMITH’S PHAR MACY, sponsor for the month of August. A new sponsor and a new group of VIP candidates are beginning today. GODDARD’S RED AND WHITE SUPERMAR KET is the sponsor for Sep tember. Please do not call Mr. Goddard, call the paper office at UN 2-5835 at 9 a. m. Sat urday and identify the following person to receive the gift cer tificate. I was born in Taylor County and have only lived away from the county for the years that I attended Mercer University at Macon. My companion is from Montezuma but now loves Tay lor County folks too. We finally got that son to be listed among the girls. The job 1 hold is under Civil Service and though I am not 65, I’m looking forward to re tirement. Then lean spend more of my time with the occupations I love most, fishing or hunting. Why I know Flint River swamp as if it were my own back yard. Butler Bears Begin Practice The Butler Bears, looking forward to the 1962-63 basket ball season, will begin to work diligently for a successful sea son this Mon. as practice be gins. The girls’ team will begin practice with the conspicuous absence of Kay Dunn, who will be sorely missed. On the bright side of the ledger, how ever, is the return of 7 letter- men. Returning with stripes are Mary Lee Oliver, Linda Tay lor, Elaine Bryant, Ann Benns, Doris Peed, Marilyn Spillers, and Brenda Gassett. Also attempting to make this year's edition of the Bearettes are Ellen Eubanks, Linda Jar rell, Sue Peed, Dondra Peed, Gwethalyn Smith, Sue Sams, Lynda Peed, Janet Turk, San dra Blackston, Olivia Suggs, Joan Wisham, Katrina Cheek, Brynda Peed, Cheryl Guy, Di anne Kirksey and Gail Moore. The girls will be attempting to better a 32-2 record and a se cond place finish in the State Tourney, and they have a tough task before them. The boys team will also be gin practice with some con spicuous absense. Gone are Carey Gassett, last year’s lead ing scorer, Dwitht Harris, last year’s leading rebounder, and three frontline reserves in Bill Gibson, John Childs, and Steve Bazemore. Three lettermen return. They are senior, Richie McCants and juniors, Hillery Bone and Howard Locke. Also counted on for extensive ser vice are seniors, Roger Clark and Thomas Gassett, juniors, Mike Almgren and Gary Hobbs, and sophomore, Lesley Kend rick. Size will again hamper the Bears, for only one of these, Clark, is better than six feet tall. Others trying out for the var sity and ‘‘B’ 1 team are sopho mores Richard Allen, Terry Me Cants, Billy Lawhorn, Jack James and Charles Moulton, freshmen Sammy Almgren, Ro bert Taunton, Ronnie Locke, Douglas Taunton, Gordon She- hee, PatClark, Phil Walker, and Wayne Wilson. Butler will play a regular season schedule of 26 games, and the boys wil 1 more than likely participate in a Christ mas Tourney. The first game is against Byron, October 30, and the first home game is against Unadilla, November 2. SERVICES AT NEW LIFE The "Singing Fosters’’ from Griffin, Georgia will be the guest singers at the New Life Freewill Baptist Church near Mauk, Saturday, September 15, 1962. Hamburgers and Barbe cue (sandwiches, plates or pounds) will be sold during the hour from 6 until 7 p. m. The proceeds will be put in the building fund to put electricity in the church. CHURCH PAGE You will note the absence of the absence of the church di rectory from our paper this week. This contract expired last week. We are hoping to bring this to you again be ginning next week. Be sure to get your church information in if it has not appeared in the previous weeks and tell the advertiser in your community that you appreciate his interest in your chuch and community. Chanin Steals Show In Golf Headlines in a Macon paper last week proclaimed "Chanin Steals Show In City Junior Golf". Chanin in this case is Robert Chanin, son of the for mer Miriam Dreizin and grand son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dreizen, former citizens of Butler. Young Chanin was victor in the 13-14 age division and by virtue of carding the lowest score of the entire field, be came the tournament champion. Special Election To Be Held In Reynolds A special election has been called to fill the unexpired term of Elmo Waller on the Rey nolds City Council, Mayor Jim my Childre announced. Polls will be opened on Tuesday and 7 p. m. on Sept. 17. A contested election os in the making with the entrance of two qualified candidates. Dennard Roberson and Charles Denning are listed as qualifying for the race. Garland T. Byrd Again Declares Neutrality Our own candidate for gover nor who was forced to with draw from the race because of heart attack again issued a statement on Monday declaring his neutrality. Not only in the gubernatorial race but in all races both state and local. Upon his return from a va cation to the mountains, he found that there had been some con fusion among his friends and associates over the state that perhaps at the eleventh hour, he would endorse either Sanders or Griffin. In his statement he again declared his neutrality although he said ‘the position of neutrality has been more frustrating than being on the fir ing line.’ He said, "When I was forced to withdraw from the governors campaigh this summer be cause of a heart attack, I is sued a statement concerning my neutrality in all races for state or local offices. "At that time I released my many friends to support the candidates of their choice. I al so made it clear that I would be the only one authorized to speak for me concerning this matter. "My personal and political friends are divided in their sup port of the candidates which is a strong indication of my po sition of neutrality in the cam paigns of this summer. "I have faith and confidence in the ability of the people of Georgia to select the best can didate for the betterment of this state. "In this faith I wish to make clear once again to the people of our state that I will not sup port or endorse any candidate for any office." Byrd said that his plans at that time included voting in Rey nolds early Wednesday morning and spending the day on the farm. He would then return to his home in Reynolds and watch the election returns on TV. NOTICE The Taylor County News is forced to refuse to accept want ads over the telephone or to charge want ads. This applies to legal ads, special announcements, etc. except pertaining to churches in the county. First there is too much possibility of error. Second, we can not send bills for want ads. The deadline for any news or ads is 6 p. m.’, Tuesday. The News office is open until 5 and if impossible to come before then, bring them by my home or mail them to P, O. Box 298, Butler, Georgia. Rates will be furnished on request. Call 862-2552 or 862-5835. Sorry , but neither friendship, kinship, love, hope, charity, sleet, rain nor dark of the night will cause exceptions. Reynolds Whips Taylor Mill T Reynolds breezed by Taylor Mill 14-4, here Sunday to surge ahead in the Peach Belt Amateur League. Bobby Lambert and Larry Athon smashed out an amazing five safeties in as many limes at the plate to lead Reynolds. Sandy Harris wrapped up the win on the mound giving up only two hits. Roger Lovick took the defeat. M. L. Jones and H. Duncan socked out Taylor Mill’s only hits, a single each. In other league action Sunday, Barnesville defeated Roberta, 10-4. Pierce went the distance for Barnesville, while Kay Cosey took the loss. League standing show Reyn olds now leading the loop with a 5-3 record, followed by Barnesville and Roberta tied at 4-5 each and Taylor Mill with 3-5. Kiwanians Elect New Officers New officers selected to serve the Kiwanis Club for the next year were announced by Ed Goddard at the Friday meet ing of the Club at the Club House. C. H. Denning was elected president; Julian Whatley, vice president and C. E. Marshall, treasurer. Directors to serve for the new year include: H. L. Russell, H. W. Breazeale, Woodfin Hinton, C. G. Elder, J. R. Whiddon, C. F. Carson Sr. and John Walton. Rev. W. W. Whaley, pastor of the Reynolds MethodistChurch, was guest speaker. He used the theme - What Kiwanis Means - and brought a message develop ed from the letters of the work, Kiwanis. Woodfin Hinton gave a tribute to Elmo Waller who is moving away and the Club presented him with an autograph book signed by every member of the Club. Runoff Evident For Goer And Maddox Unable to obtain complete re turns before press time, it is now evident that Carl Sanders will be the next governor of our state. Ralph Underwood is the representative for the next two years from all indications. Jimmy Bentley defeatedZack Cravey for the comptroller gen eral position and it seems to be a runoff between Peter Zack Geer and Lester Maddox for Byrd’s successor. Oliver, Southern Cop Golf Honors Bill Oliver and Bob Southern walked away with top honors in the Labor Day Golf Tournament in Reynolds at the Kiwanis Golf Course. The Warner Robins pair were closed followed by Sam Lester, Byromville, and John McKenzie of Montezuma. Also giving them competition were the third place winners, Eddie Wiggins and Bobby Cribb, Warner Robins. In the second division, Leh man Duke and Dr. Mike Grant ham of Fort Valley, placed first Bobby Bell and Chris Borders, Reynolds second and William Graham and B. B. Shell of Forsyth, third. Third division winners were Rusty Lane and Edward Cooper of Reynolds. Mercer Byrd, Roberta and Jack Cochran, Ma con, placed second with Mac Goddard and Brer Rusell, Reyn olds, copping third place. The fourth division was won by Buddy Harp, Oglethorpe and Sink Marshall, Reynolds. H.C. Bond, Reynolds, and .^Charlie Lancaster, Forsyth placed se cond and Walter Brown and Jake McDonald, Macon, came in third. There were 58 entrants teeing off that represented most of the towns in Middle Georgia in the Low Ball Tournament. • ~ W' y Gaultney Clan Holds Annual Reunion For the last 45 years, the family of M. T. and Lula Jane Gaultney have met each year at Midway Baptist Church for talking over old times and having a day of fun and fel lowship. Rev. Gaultney, better known in Taylor County as ‘Tony,’ was formerly pastor of the Midway Church. Sunday morning, six of the 12 children born to the Gault- neys, and about 125 of their descendents and friends re turned to Midway for another get togerther. Highlights of the day was the showing of films made at past reunions. Some of them were made many years ago and one made in 1955 was complete with sound. Lt. Gov. Garland T. Byrd, grandson of the Gault- neys, narrated the film and in troduced all of the children and descendents present on that day. Present at Sunday’s reunion were (Mrs. Dolph Burnham of Eastman) who reported she had 9 children, 23 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; Edger, reporting 10 children, 54 grand children and 4 great grandchild ren; Evelyn (Mrs. T. D. Jar rell of Perry) with 7 children, 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; Eli, 9 children, 33 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; M. T. of Florida, 5 children and 10grandchildren and Mabel (Mrs. E. E. Byrd) 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Eva (Mrs. Frank Peterman) and Mercer of Fitzgerald were un able to be present. Four of the children are now deceased. The total number of grand children of the Gaultneys was listed at 81. Great grand children numbered about 250. Those present included: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Byrd and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Gaultney, Cecilia, Margaret and Betty, Mr. and Mrs. Willie .Gaultney, Judy and Danny, Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Whatley, Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Whiddon and family, Mr. and Mrs. Felton Posey and family, Mr. andMrs. Jerry Anthoine and baby of Reynolds; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Gaultney, Atlanta; Moody Peed, E. M. Gaultney, Rev. E. H. Dunn, Mrs. Hugh Gilson and Leisa, Gioria Glison, Nick Sampson, Mrs. Eli Gaultney, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Gaultney, L. T. Peed, Butler; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gaultney, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Chase Grandin, Mrs. A. L. Boothe, Columbus; Mrs. Emmie Burnham, Miss Emily Burncham, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burnham, Cathy and Jimmy, Mrs. Warren G. Burnham, Miss Sylvia Burnham, Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Burnham andjimmy, Eastman; Mr. and Mrs. John Gaultney, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Continued to page 2