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2017-04-19 / Columns

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, April 21, 1960

Primary election next Tuesday

The Democratic Primary will be held Tuesday, May 3rd, and the tempo of the campaign has taken on added zeal for the past few days. All of the local candidates are busy shaking hands and seeing the voters in all parts of the county.

The names of the candidates on the ballot:

Tax Assessor – Vernon E. Eudy, Clarence E. Murphree, and W.C. (Carlton) Smith.

Tax Collector – W.D. (Bud) Bailey, Ernest Bynum, Will E. Gunter, Chalmers W. Hudson, and Beecher Hyde.

Clyde Blackwood, Superintendent of Education, and Euel Wright, member of the Blount County Board of Education were nominated without opposition.

With interest running so high in local offices, a heavy vote is anticipated by political observers.

Champion corn-growers

E.C. Smart of Altoona has won the trophy as Blount County champion in the 1959 national selected 5-acre DeKalb corn-growing contest. He raised 146.78 bushels per acre. L.B. Woodard of Oneonta had 137.63 bushels per acre to be named runner-up. Vernon Kilpatrick was third with 136.09 bushels and fourth was J.B. Morton with 130.20 bushels.

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