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Dedicated to the UpbuiIding and Advancement of Clinch Countye .... "'The Pine Center of the South" 57, NUMBER 11. National EmeTgency Puts New Emphasis ua Necessity for Active Red Cross Chapter Here Duncan O. Tomlinson, clerk Clinch )erior court, is the new chairman the Clinch county Red Cross chap- according to announcement made week. He succeeds J. F. Poppell, resigned• Mr• Tomlinson accepted the ap- l)ointment more or less as a result of the present national emergency Which puts tremendous emphasis on the necessity for the existence of an active Red Cross organization here. The United States has entered a tremendous military preparedness i I~rogram because of the acute dan- ger of World War, and the Red. Cross, a civilian organization, must have ac- tive organizations in all communi- ties in order to render its services to civilians and military personnel. The new chairman is a World War 'I veteran, active in Legion and civic affairs locally, and his centrally-loca- ted office at the Courthouse makes him easily accessible for consultation on Red Cross matters. He expects shortly to appoint a Home. Service Worker and other officers in the or- ganization. Although Clinch county has been remarkably free of disasters requir- ing full use of Red Cross disaster aid the organization has done consider- able emergency work here for mill tary personnel and their families. Often, the Red Cross is the only D. O. TOMLINSON Gov. Talmadge's Christmas Message In a Christmas message to Geor- gians this week, .Governor Herman Talmadge urged the people of this state and nation "to re-dedicate and re-consecrate our lives to serve in means by which contact can be made brotherly love toward our fellow With a man in service. On the other men and study again the lesson of hand, the aid of the Red Cross is of- Christ who died for us in order that ten required for the family at home we might be saved." of a serviceman. The Red Cross is The Governor cited the perils almost entirely dependent upon the which the Christian world faces to- Public not only for financial support day from the Godless forces of Corn- but also for organizational strength munism, and asked the prayers of and effectiveness. I all for our fighting men and for the It is stressed that in taking overI cause of peace on earth. the local Red Cross chairmanship, Mr. Tomlinson will need the help and cooperation of everybody in re- vitalizing the chapter. Each person is called upon to do his or her part in the national emergency by joining the Bed Cross. Shiloh Services To Be At Midway Church services for Shiloh Con- gregational Methodist church will be held at the Midway schoolhouse, south of Homerville on the Fargo highway, Saturday evening, 7:00 o'- clock, on Sunday morning at 11:00 and on Sunday evening at 7:00. Committees for the .rebuilding of the church, recently destroyed by fire, have been named and donations are being received. The building committee is: L. H. Hinson, J. T. Rig- gins, Samuel A. Smith, E. H. Smith; the finance committee, Frank Booth, Eugene Smith, Harry Griffin, Mrs. Warren Smith, and Mrs. Reavis Hin- son. New Draft Board Was Appointed New members of the Clinch Coun- ty Selective Service Board are Messrs. Jesse L. Booth (Star Route), Walter Lee Musgrove, and Troy Jones. Board Clerk Mrs. Vida S. Har- ris states that Messrs. D. F. Barnes and C. H. Swearingen resigned. Mrs. Harris said that there was no activity to report now on examina- tions and inductions but tlfat this would probably pick up after the first of the year. The draft board is located in the City Hall building. The new board members are all World War H veterans. Little Folks Band Gave Concert The Little Folks Rhythm Band and Harmony Band (chimes) gave an ex- cellent performance before a large and appreciative audience at the school auditorium on Monday even- ing, December 18th. Mrs. Robert Thigpen, music in- structor, was in charge of the pro- gram. The Rhythm Band was direc- ted by Emily Huxford and the Har- mony Rand by Ann Peagler. Both girls used the batons with ease and rhythm. The Glee Club, composed of about twenty girls dressed in evening at- tire. sanf~ Christmas carols, Miss Bet- ty English was director and narra: He urged every family to hold prayers around their firesides, and to remember that Christ came to save a troubled world. "His life," the Governor said, "is a lesson to all of us, of service, love, charity, and faith." O' Donations Empty Stocking Fund Additional donations qf cash to the Emptv Stocking Fund was an- nounced Wednesday by the Finance committee of the campaign. The do- nations, and previous total are as follows: ,. / Previous donations .............. $290.59 Frank Bruce ........... __ .... - 1.00 Dr. D. B. Terry ...... :_ ............ I0,00 Chester Day .................. ._ i. 2.00 Dr. J. D. Turrentine _.~.. ........ : .. 5.00 Welfare Department ........... 15.00 TOTAL .......................... ~_: $323.59 DuPont reported in an additional $8.00, collected by Mrs. R. L. Stokes in money, toys and fruit.~ The Finance committee is corn-' }osed of Miss Rebecca King, Mrs. W. K. Peagler Jr., Mrs. Geo. D. Peagler, Mrs. Downing.Musgrove, Rev. C. A. Morrison, W. ~D. Young, DanielM. Hughes, and W. K. Peagler, chrm. Dance At Gym Tuesday Night There will be a square dance at the new Homerville gmnasium next Tuesday night, December 26, spon- sored by a group of public spirited citizens for the benefit of the fund for building the gym. The Cox String Band from Waycross will play. Ad- mission will be 75c per person, and the money will go to pay the help so that work can continue on the gym. It is hoped to have some home games in it in the near future. CARD OF THANKS We wish to take this method of thanking all our friends and neigh- bors for their acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy in our re- cent bereavement. We shall never forget you, and may God bless you for what you did. --Mrs. H. Register, mother. Mrs. J. 5. Register and children. tor. The girls held wreaths of holly tied with red satin bows and after singing, "Deck the Halls with Bows of Holly," they placed the wreaths across the front of the stage. The children were elated over the appearance of Santa Claus at the close of the program. He greeted them and promised another visit soon. HOMERVILLE, CLINCH COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER22, 1950. j SUBSCRIPTION: $2.00 PER YEAR Bowen, Harper, Christmas Eve Johnson Elected ONLY 264 REGISTERED TO • VOTE. ONLY 194 CITIZENS VOTED IN ELECTION. C. C. Bowen, local barber and for- mer City council member, Wednes- day was elected Mayor of Homer- ville, winning over incumbent Mayor J. F. Poppell by the narrow margin of 103-91. Only 264 persons had registered to vote, and of that num- ber less than 200 cast ballots. For Aldermen, incumbent B. W. Harper, Sr., easily won his position back and out-distanced the other four candidates with 126 votes. H. L. Johnson was elected, having the next highest number of votes, 74. E. Scott Landrum, Neal C. Smith, and David Shapiro followed in number of votes received. The following is the official tabu- lation as announced by Ordinary Mrs. Agnes E. Smith, who conducted the election at the City Hall: MAYOR Bowen .............................. 103 Poppell ............................ 91 FOR COUNCILMEN Harper .............................. 126 Johnson ............................ 74 Landrum .......................... 65 Smith ................................ 63 Shapiro ............................ 44 Messrs. Harper and Johnson will begin their four-year terms in Jan- uary. Mr. Bowen also begins his term of two pears. The jovial incumbent Mayor, J. F. Poppell, is rounding out his fourth ybar in office. A former sheriff of the county, he was elected without opposition to succeed O. O. Freeman, resigned, four years ago. He finished that term and two years ago won reelection by defeating H. L. John- son who this year ran for and won a seat on the Council. Mr. Johnson is a local merchant. Mr. B owen is a native of Dodge county, and has been in business here for over twenty years. O Douglas Family To Have Open House According to a social announce- ment elsewhere in this issue, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Douglas, Sr., local arominent citizens, will have "open house" to their friends this Sunday afternoon from four to six o'clock. Their two-story home is located on College street. Their children and grandchildren will be at home with them for the occasion. BILLY JENNINGS' FATHER CRITICALLY INJURED IN WRECK G. C. 5ennings, Sr., of Midway in Pulaski county, father of G. C. (Bil- ly) Jennings of Homerville. was cri- tic~allv injured Saturday, December 8th, in a car crash between Hawkin~- ~ille and Eastman. He has •since been in a hospital, so broken up internally that the family despaired for him for several days. Also injured was 0bie Jennings who suffered a ,skull fracture. Mr. Jennings of Homerville has been with his father on several occasions since the accident, and re- ports that there is some hope for his improvement. O. H. K. Heath Jr., Receives Honors H. K. Heath, Jr., a student at North Georgia College at Dahlonega, has been promoted to Second Lieutenant in the Cadet Corps at the school. He demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities at the school to receive the promotion, according to announce- ment. He serves at a platoon leader in Company "B." In a recent rifle match at the col- lege, Lt. Heath was~ one of a team of thirty-two and he shot second, scoring 366 out of a possible 400. He was notified this week of his acceptance into the University of Georgia Medical College at Augusta for the 1951 class. A son of Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Heath of Homerville, young Heakh re- ceived his high school training at Lee High in Jacksonville, Fla., and Surrency, Ga., High School. While at Jacksonvile, he won a competitive scholarship for a CAP aeronautical course and upon its completion held a student pilot's certificate. He grad- uates from North Georgia College next June with a B. S. degree, and will hold a Second Lieutenant's Re- serve commission. Church Services iii i SUNDAY SERVICES ARE ANNOUNCED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE BEFORE CHRISTMAS DAY. c He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. In his days shall the righteobs flourish~ and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents,the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. His name shall endure~for ever, his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be b/essed in him, all nations shall call him blessed. And blessed be his glorious name for ever, and let the whole earth be filled with his glory, Amen. and Amen. .~dee~hm REP.-ELECT DOWNING MUSGROVE DISCUSSES TAX SITUATION IN GEORGIA -- ASKS FOR VIEWS OF CLINCH COUNTIANS ON MATTER Editor, the News: You will recall that during the campaign last summer I told the good people of Clinch County, both personally and through the columns of your fine paper, that if they honored me With the office that I would strive at all times to merit the confidence placed in me, and that I would try to serve in a manner which would be most bene- ficial to the people whom I asked for the pleasure of representing. Since my election the situation in Korea and throughout the world has placed our country In the greatest peril within our history. Today we have no assurance that .we will remain a free country until an- other Chris~nas. Our drily:hope of remaining free is for all of us to buckle down and do the .job required of us in this crisis, whether it be fighting in the armed forces, working in the ship yards, or in industry, producing more oli the farm and in the forest, or in other defense work. We will all have an important job to do, and.there can be no shirking. We have been told over and over again by all of our national leaders that to accomplish the job at hand it is going to be necessary for all of us to pay more taxes -- much more than ~e have ever had to pay before. The load is already heavy. All of our State leaders have indicated that we must have new taxes in Georgia, and we have been assured that a sales tax of three per cent with no exemptions will be passed during the session of the' Legislature in January. There is also a strong possibility that other taxes will be added unless there is a decided change in sentiment within a very short time. Personally, after having given-the matter a great deal of thought, and after having talked with numbers of persons in all walks of life, both within and without the county, and after having attended a recent meeting with other Representatives from throughout Georgia, I am of the very definite o~inion that we should not levy any new taxes in Georgia presently for the following reasons: * (1) We are going to need all the money that can be raised through taxation to support the defense effort and to assure our present way of life, (2) As in World War H, the State Highway Department is going to have to curtail greatly road and bridge construction, and the large. sums of money which was used in that period heretofore to retire the State's debts can be used to carry on an adequate schooI, health and welfare program. (3) All unnecessary employees should he stricken from the State pay-roll immediately, effective not later than January 1, 1951, and this additional manpower encouraged to enter defense work without delay. (4) All expense accounts should be cut to the bone, and all non- essential spending should cease. (5) All Department heads should reduce their budgets instead of asking for larger sums, with the exception of the schools, health and welfare departments -- these departments should operate on the soundest and most economical basis possible. (6) All overlapping services and inspections should be consolidated. • (7). Any State agencies not absolutely necessary should be abolished or suspended for the duration of the emergency. (8) There should be no further increase in top level salaries, and only such increases" in cost of living adjustments as are absolutely necessary in the lower brackets. (9) No new positions should be created in any departments. (10) If, after all expenditures have been cut to the bone, there should be be any excess we should look toward giving the people of Georgia the benefit by way of reductions in taxes, until such time as we will be able to carry out the expanded program which all of us realize is so badly needed. Until such time it is more important that we place our own freedom above all else. It is my very definite opinion that we are in for a long period of preparedness, ff not actual war. We are going to be called upon to sacrifice, work longer hours, pay more taxes as stated above, and do many other things which we have not heretofore been called upon to do. For all of these reasons it is my sincere belief that we should forego additional taxes for State purposes at this time; and should cut out all spending except that which is absolutely necessary• By so doin~ and with the help of an Almighty God we will, in the future, be able to do those things which we all so badly want to do now. Until this crisis is over, our pattern is cut out for us. I shall be glad to have your re-action to my thoughts here, and Services at the local churches Sun- day, the day preceding Christmas on Monday, will closely follow the Christmas message. The Church of God is having a big Christmas pro- gram tonight (Friday). On Sunday, the Methodist day's activities will .conclude with a Christmas pageant. ~The Baptists "during the evening ser- vice will again have, as last year. a "Christmas Tree for Christ" on which individuals may attach gifts. The Church of God will have its services at the usual times Sunday. Sunday school at ten, morning ser- vice at eleven, Young People's En- deavorat six in the evening, and the evening service at seven o'clock. At the Christmas program tonight, a play will be presented entitled "Gifts of Myrrh" by the young people. A big Christmas tree will be had. The public is cordially invited by Pas- tor 5. T. Davis. At the Methodist church, the morning worship will have special organ music and singing, and Pas- tor C. A. Morrison will preach on the subject "The Cradle and the Cross." Sunday school will precede the morning worship as usual at ten o'clock. The evening service at 7:30 o'clock will be conducted by the children and Young People's De- partment of the church. A Christ- mas pageant, "Come, Let Us Adore Him," will be presented and the youth choir will sing a number o'f appropriate songs. The public is cor- • dially invited. At the Baptist church, Pastor Ed- gar Davis announces that at the n~vning worship his subject will be "God Planned Invasion!", the pro- gram also to include special numbers by the adult choir. Following Train- ing Union which is at six o'clock, the evening service will emphasize more Christmas music, presented by tl~e choirs under the direction of Mrs. F. W. Jernigan. This service will in- elude a short message by the pas- tor, his subject, "God's Christmas Gift." A leafless Christmas tree will be a focal point of attention during the service, and opportunity will be given for those present to place on it "gifts for Christ." Envelopes will be available for this purpose, and this part of the program Will take the place of the usual offertory. All who will are cordially invited to at- tend these services. (Continued to page four) Elei:t Huxford SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SERVICE SUNDAY EVENING TO BE AT SEVEN O'CLOCK. Members of the Argyle Baptist church have elected as their new pastor Rev. Folks Hux~ord of Hom- erville, who succeeds Rev. M. C. Nail, recently resigned. Rev. Hux- ford has pastored a number of chur- ehes in this sectiojt, the most recent being Mt. Zion cfiurch near Axson. The Argyle church sometime ago finished a church building. Services are held twice a month, the first and third Sundays. There will be a special Christmas service on Sunday evening, seven o'- clock, at the church, according to the new pastor. The public is cordially invited to come and worship. l O Masons Elected New Lodge Officers Cassia Lodge, No. 224 F. & A. M., held its annual election last week, and the followng were elected: C. C. Bowen, W. M., succeeding C. J. King, Sr., who declined re-election. W. H. James, re-elected Senior Warden. He was first elected Wor- shipful Master but declined to serve. M. L. Shaw, Junior Warden, suc- ceeding C. C. B~wen. K. S. Hughes, re-elected Secretary. J. W. Dickerson, Treasurer, suc- ceeding F. E. Blackledge. H. K. Heath, S. D., succeeding J. W. Dickerson. E, S. Landrum, J. D,, succeeding L. L. Zeigler of Haylow. G. H. Cone, Jr., and -- Lancaster of Fargo, Steward~. J. H. Canon re-elected Tiler. The new Master has served two terms before as head of the Lodge.