Memoried Glances: 50 years ago in Troup County

Published 9:35 pm Friday, October 13, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE: Julia Dyar passed away Friday morning at age 92. She’s been writing “Memoried Glances” for the LaGrange Daily News since Dec. 22, 1993. She dropped the column off at the newspaper each week, and it was retyped into digital format.

Front Page News: LaGrange Sees New Plant For Waste At Open House

The City of LaGrange put its $1 million water pollution plant on exhibition for the public Sunday in a rare open house occasion.

The Yellow Jacket Creek plant, which will include a plant on the Blue John Creek to handle industrial waste and the renovation of the Hogansville Road water pollution control plant, was recently completed.

LaGrange voters, in 1965, made the new plant possible when they passed a $1.75 million bond issue.

The plant itself, includes a laboratory control building, two primary clarifiers, two digesters, a dosing tank, a trickle filter, two final primary tanks and drying beds.

The plant is located just outside the city limits, northwest of LaGrange, on land donated to the city by Fuller E. Callaway Jr.

LC tells plans for 10-year expansion,gGrowth to cost millions

LaGrange College, Georgia’s oldest independent institution of higher education, will expand its facilities and take on a new appearance during multimillion dollar 10-year development program announced today.

John P. Illges III of Columbus, chairman of the Board of Trustees, called the program “the biggest advancement in LaGrange College’s history.”

Dr. Waights G Henry Jr., college president since 1948, said the development plan calls for construction of new dormitories to house a total of 600 students and classrooms and service facilities for 1,000.

New facilities planned include a science building, two additional classroom buildings, an auditorium and fine arts center, a student center, a natatorium and two new dormitories.

Dr. Henry said that several buildings will be renovated and enlarged, others razed and the entire campus completely re-landscaped.

This new development will be financed through a nationwide fund raising campaign which will be launched immediately.

The campaign will extend to alumni, parents of students, LaGrange area citizens and businesses, corporations and foundations.

The program has been projected on the basis of five two-year phases. Plans for the first phase include construction of a new dormitory and a new science building.

Work On carpet service center progresses

Site preparation nears competition for the new Callaway Mills Company carpet service center which will be constructed soon at the site of the old Swift Manufacturing Company plant near the Callaway Memorial Tower.

The cnter will contain facilities for storing, handling, cutting and shipping carpets made at the company’s Hillside and Calumet Plants, plus office space to house the suervisory staff of the center.

The floor covering division’s sample department, now located at Hillside, will be moved to the center.

Chopper To Collect Viet Items

A helicopter from Fort Benning will arrive at Callaway Airport at 10 Thursday morning to pick up items donated to a combat unit by citizens of LaGrange.

The city has agreed to sponsor the unit, the 235th Aircraft Company, now preparing to leave for a combat zone.

In the past few days, many LaGrange citizens have donated eight washing machines, 500 feet of water pipe, shower heads, an electric transformer and coffee makers — all articles needed by the company and items they cannot obtain overseas. Still needed are oil drums (40 gallon size and up), two more refrigerators and additional water pipe.

The Rev. W.T. Boyd of Guinn Street Baptist Church is coordinator for the project locally. He asks that persons wanting to contribute to the project can do so by taking articles to City Hall.

Murphy cited

S.R. Jerry Earnest Murphy, of LaGrange, has received a recommendation of merit from his fellow mates in an ROTC graduate ceremony held at the Great Lakes Training Center.

Because of his demonstrated attention to duty, military conduct, responsiveness to orders, cooperation, loyalty and comradeship, Murphy was selected by his shipmates as HONORMAN of his company, which is the 315th in the training center.

Miss Hill crowned at LHS

Diane Hill was crowned LaGrange High School Homecoming Queen at halftime Friday night during the LaGrange-Mark Smith football game. Her escort was Joe Shuford.

Members of her Court and their escorts were: Judy Cowart and David Pike, Rite Mansour and Steve Cash, Pat Coker and Johnny Pike, Bobbie Calhoun and Tom Traylor. Crown bearer was Susan Coker, little sister of Pat Coker. The Grangers lost the game 7-6.

Homecoming at Troup High

Miss Pat Benefield, a Troup High School senior, was named THS Homecoming Queen Saturday night. Her escort was Skip Perdue.

Court members and their escorts were: Linda Humphries and Ricky Nasworthy, Debbie Lindsey and Bobby Loftin, Allison Lindsey and Alton Pitts, Mary Daws and Willy Hart, and Janice Harper and Lewis Thompson.