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The Southern Democrat

Bonds to be sold for industry park

Bonds for financing the construction of Oneonta Industrial Park will be ready for sale in three or four weeks. This information was a part of the comprehensive report which Walter Summerville and B.K. Walker, Jr., industrial committee members, presented to Chamber of Commerce directors Tuesday at their regular luncheon meeting.

The chamber believes that the entire amount, $40,000, can be sold locally to interested citizens who realize the worth of an industrial park to the town and county. Many north Alabama towns that have been quite successful in attracting new business contribute part of their success to having provided suitable locations for them.

Work is already in progress on the part of the park where Hold ’Em Gate Company will build its plant. Charlie Bottcher, guest at the luncheon, told directors that his new plant should be in operation the latter part of July. District candidates to be named by state convention

Official and alternate delegates from every beat in the county but one and other interested party members filled the court room at the courthouse for the Blount County Republican Convention Saturday when A.A. Tidwell was named 1967 party chairman and candidates were nominated to run for every county office to be filled in the November general election.

Republican candidates for district office will be nominated at the state convention next month: Wayman G. Sherrer is seeking nomination as candidate for Congress for seventh district; Bill Towns for Alabama House of Representative; J.D. Lay for State Senate.

Party chairman Johnny Towns opened the wellorganized meeting. Wayman Sherrer was elected convention chairman. Mrs. Sammy Elgin was elected convention secretary, but Mrs. J.J. Thompson, able party secretary, served in Mrs. Elgin’s absence. Robert King was named sergeant at arms. Keynote speaker was Judge Guy Hunt of Cullman.