Memoried Glances: County seeks funds for water system

Published 7:00 am Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mays Past, 50 Years Ago, 1967

From The LaGrange Daily News

Front Page: County To Seek Federal Funds For Water System – Troup County Commission Tuesday afternoon approved a preliminary inquiry for federal funds to support a $257,000 water system which will “safeguard the health of the county’s citizens.”

Consulting engineer, John B. Lovell of Atlanta, told the commissioners that the Farmers Home Administration would probably be the federal agency to allocate the money. Financing would be through a grant-loan program.

The proposed water system would begin in two units- Pleasant Grove-Loyd’s Place and Tatum Elementary School area. Two distribution reservoirs would be built and deep wells drilled in the two areas to work independently of each other. As demand for water increases, pipes could tie the two systems into one large system. Later more units could be added and the system could be county-wide.

Lovell said there are 163 prospective users who have signed pledges; 79 in the Pleasant Grove-Loyd’s Church area and 84 in the Tatum School area.

Troup Approved For Head Start Program – Ciongressman John J. Flynt has announced that a Federal grant of $15,466 has been approved for Troup County to finance a summer Head Start program.

The program will allow approximately 45 children, ages five and six, to attend an eight week course five days a week. Participants will receive hot lunches, medical and dental examinations, treatment and immunizations.

A staff of four professionals and six nonprofessionals will be joined by 15 volunteers to administer the program.

Hand Portrait Unveiled At Dedication Of School – Robert Hand, 19-year-old son of the late Dr. B Hollis Hand. Unveiled a portrait of his father Wednesday morning at the dedication of the Hollis Hand School, elementary school in LaGrange named in honor of is father.

The unveiling of the portrait, given to the school by Mrs. Fuller E. Callaway Jr. sister of Dr. Hand, was a feature of the dedication at which Dr. B.A. Lancaster, superintendent of LaGrange schools, was master of ceremonies.

The school is located on Country Club Road on a nine-acre tract donated by Fuller E. Callaway Jr. It was built for $848,666 with the Callaway Foundation contributing $350,000.

Tully Dawson Captures Twin Honors At State Meeting – Past President of the LaGrange Jaycees , Tully Dawson, was successful in his campaign for National Director of the State Organization and was selected also the State’s Outstanding Region President (Dawson is now President of the 8th Region).

Dawson was presented a plaque as a co-winner, along with Smyrna’s Jimmy Smith, as the Outstanding Region President. The award was presented before an audience of more than 3,000 Jaycees and wives this past weekend at Jekyll Island.

Local Jaycees were successful in getting Dawson elected a National Director. LaGrange members and their wives spent many weeks promoting their candidate.

State Honor For Mrs. Lane – Mrs. Marvin Lane of LaGrange was named Beta Sigma Phi’s state convention held Saturday in Augusta. She was presented a silver engraved tray by professor Clemens Baillow, speaker at the event.

Mrs. Lane was selected over 54 contestants from different chapters over the state.

Troup Students Capture Honors at state Meeting – Four members of the Troup High Chapter of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America won honors at the second Annual State Leadership Conference of Georgia VICA, held in Atlanta recently at the Atlanta Biltmore.

Ten teams compete Friday in the Plymouth Trouble Shooting Contest State Finals. Randy Brown and David Gay, representing Troup High won first place.

In the Job Manual contest Troup High’s Jerry Bailey received second place with his Job Manual on “Auto Mechanics.”

In the State Finals of the Prepared Speech Contest, first place went to Linda Langford of Troup High, with her speech entitled, “Work…With The Spirit of the Cathedral Builder.”

Local Soldier Recovering In Tokyo Hospital – A LaGrange soldier, whose parents saw him wounded in Vietnam as the watched a television newsreel, is recovering in a hospital in Japan.

Sgt. Albert Landon Morrow Jr. was critically wounded on April 29 on a search-and destroy mission against the Viet Cong when he stepped on a booby trap that exploded.

He did not know that the explosion had been filmed or that his mother and dad had watched it happen on their television screen.

Morrow is presently recovering in the 106th General Hospital in Yokohama and believes that he will be able to walk again in about six months.

He looks forward to the time at home again with his parents, his wife, Mary, and their six-week old daughter whom he has never seen.

After Morrow arrived in Japan he read a front-page story in the Stars and Stripes about his parents’ seeing his newsreel.