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April 21, 1950     The Clinch County News
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Dedicated to the Upbuilding and Advancement of Clinch County .... "The Pine Center of the South" :E 56, NUMBF-~ 29. HOMERVILLE, CLINCH COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1950. Local Church Bus Service ,---Photo by W.~l. Griffis. The local Baptist church has initiated something new in this county the way of encoura$ing church and Sumday School attendance. Baptist Sunday School sponsored and purchas.e~ the bus, repaired named it "Alpha," and in a dedicatory service last Sunday morn- turned it over to the church. Shown above is K. S. Hughes, chair- in charge of getting the bus, delivering ownership papers to Edgar T. Davis, pastor, in the presence of F. M. Parker, Sunday superintendent for many years. Left to right, Ray. Davis, Parker and H~hes. "Alpha," name of bus, is the first letter the Greek alphabet and is defined as the "first or heglnning of ." The Baptist Church has been consistently expanding of in membership, attendance and facilities. Gives Big to Sales Tax $70- MILLION INCREASE WOULD :TATE SALES TAX. for the ad,option of a tax ~ot a big boost in Georgia Week-when Gov. Herman Tal- candidate for re-election, would u~g,e a constitutional giving all ffasoline and taxes strictly to road This would take about $21 from schools anqd other state :tions. also said that he would the Stabolish its property tax, which would take $6 million out of state The governor also says the Foundation Program for must be financed, which an,other $24 million. Would all total up to about m, new revenud needed. Tal- has already raised taxes by n~illion, so-called "temporary" raises, and these expire by law 1951. These added to the $50 would make around $70 rail- in new tax reven~e that ,Tal- Proposes to spe,nd if re-elec- s~ate is already spending raillion per year, spending it ~st as the money can come is generally admitted that the the state can raise $70 million in taxes the levy of a general sales tax purchases, and probably also drastic raise in income tax Heretofore, the Tahnadge in the state, especially the l.ate Gov. Eugene Tal- had always been noted for to hold state expenses down.. Department Out Program 0Ctor H. T. Adkins, new Coma:s- of Health for Ware-Clinch met with the Clinch Coun- ~ard Thursday, April 13, to out- the work of the Health Depart- for the ensuing year. ~tor Adkins advised the Board I-Iearingg next Thursday April Test will be conduc- the Health Department for School children, Lg at 9 A. M. in the morning. st will be conducted on each thereafter until the pro- is completed. Vision tests will made i~n the Homerville children found to have trou- their ea~:s or eyes ,~ill be to their physician for help. Department will assist l~arents unable to pay for this to obtain aid. and Vision tests will be on all school children during eXt school year. services will be Start Up New Bus Service HARDY B. DOUGLAS, DRIVER. LOCAL CONCERI~S AND CITI- ZENS HELPED WITH REPAIRS. Sundlay, April 16, 1950, marked the beginning of a new service by the First Baptist Church, Homer- vi'lle. At 9 A. M., "Alpha," the Bap- tist Bus, m~de her first run to bring people to Sunday School and chuxch. Hardy B. l)ouglas was the driver and at 10 o'clock he came back to un- load. Children were in Sunday school and preaching Sunday who can now come regularly because of this bus service, "rain or shine." The bus was spo~nsored by the Sun- i 4ay SCl~ol. F. M. Parker, the Su- perintenden% and K. S Hughes, Bus- Com, n~ittee Chairman', worked dili- gemtly to obtain and get it in shape to go. Not a person who was asked to help get it ready refused. The service and materials given would' have amounted to more than $100. Wheeler Motor Company pain~0ed the bus inside and out, furnishing the pain% Homerville Motor Company furnished parts and did work on the fron:t end. Rewis Oa~$ffe i.nstalled~ a ,horn,, cleaned plugs, etc. W~estern Auto Associate S~core gave the horn i and a generator. T D. Mitchell ffave i rubber runners for the floor of the bus. Ja~nes and Clifford Ray Bennett bought the tag. Dou~las Service Sta- tion greased it and changed the oil. E. J. Turner furnished a man to san4 ~nd clean the bus for painting. Several members o~ Junior G. A. washed the winder, vs. O. E. Tally, owner of Tally Ice Compar~y, will furnish the gasoline each week for the Sunday trips, bo~h for Sunday School and Training Union. The Sunday School turned the "Bi1~ of Sale" over to the church at the close of the dedicatory ser- Committees To Meet Next Night, 7:30, at Courthouse $$*$$$$$ J. F. Poppell, chairman of committees i.n charge of the Cqnten~ial Celebration to be held here May 5, announces a next Tuesday night, 7:30 o'clock, at the Homerville court- He said that it was extremely necessary for the chairman of eorn~.ittee to be present, in a~dition to committee members Centennial date is drawing near, and final preparations are being : reader for the bi~ event ...... Co. Offers WILL PAY FOUR PER CENT OF GROSS RECEIPTS FOR N~EW LONG FRANCHISE. __._.__ The Geor~gia Po~er & Light Co~n- !pany, which serves Homerville and !other south Georgia towns and ci- ties, has offered the City of Hom- !erville a proposition over which the l"city fathers" are scratching their heads. At present, under the franchise no~' in effect which still ha~ about six years to ru,n, the power company pays nothing far distributing elec- tricity here except for a business li- cense which at present is $t75.00 per year, but which has been raised to $350.00. This, however, is far off-set by the City street light and other electrical exl~r~se which it has to pay under the la~v. The power company now proposes to cancel out the remaining years of the present franc.hise, adopt a new one for a long term of 20 or more years, and pay the city four per cent of its local gross receipts. This would amount to about $1600 per year, based on last year's fi- gures. The City officials would like to have the mon;ey, and say they need it. But they hesitate to commit the peoPle of Homerville for such a long period. When the present franchise w~s .adopted, the City was glad to get electrical service for its citizens without charging the corn- anything much for the privi- 1.ege o~ sel~ing. But over the years, conditions change. Now, many mu- nicipalities own ,and operate their electric distribution: lines. Even this may be ch~n~ged in another twenty or thirty years. Add to this, re,any IEmory To Do Preaching PASTOR MORRISON STATES TWO SERVICES DALLY PRE- CEDED BY PRAYER SERVICE. Rev. James W. May, professor of the Candler School of Theology at Emery University, Atlanta, will preach twice daily here in revival services beginning Sunday, April 23, i at the Homerville Methodist Cl~urch. The pastor, Rev. C. A. Movrison, has issued, a call for the public to )ray. attend and participate in the services. The daily services will be he~d at ten o'clock in the morning and eight o'clock in the evening. On Sundays, the usual worship hours of eleven A. M. and ei~'ht P. M. will be observed. Rev. May is a m~n in his younger thirties a~d is an experienced evan- gelist. He comes here highly recom- mended as a preacher of the Gos- pel, and l~stor M