From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, March 19, 1953

Spring fever

What a beautiful, sunshiny Monday morning. I guess if it keeps this up, the farmers will really get busy. If we will only look about us and notice all the trees budding out and the flowers beginning to bloom, we will surely realize the goodness of God.

– Mrs. R.C. Standridge

These pre-spring days are giving everyone spring fever. The sky is such a bright, clear blue after dark, rainy, stormy weather. Makes one feel the call to roads, gardens, yards, and fields. Trees have begun to put out foliage and flowers. Some fields and pastures are verdant. No artist; however, can quite compare with nature.

– Iona Greer

In Korea

Sfc. James E. Young, son of Mrs. Cenia Young, Oneonta, is serving with the 140th Tank Bn., in Korea. He entered service with the local National Guard in 1950.

Sfc. Young recently called his wife, the former Montie Underwood, and sons Paul and Ray. He will be returning home in May.

Praise for a policeman

You have always heard of orchids for the ladies. Orchids are given when a lady is outstanding or has done something outstanding for her family, her community, or her state or nation.

Well, we want to hand a flower to a cop, so we are going to call it a posey for a policeman.

And the policeman we are going to hand the posey to is Day Patrolman Ray. He is the man who checks the meter where you park your car.

He is firm, and he sees that you put your fee into the meter, or he places a ticket on your windshield. But at the same time, he is both considerate and polite.

He is the kind of policeman who builds good will for a town. He is the kind of a policeman who makes visitors want to come through town again and again.

We are fortunate in having a policeman like Mr. Ray. He is patient and never loses his temper because someone talks rough to him. His job is thankless, but he never seems to mind or feel sorry for himself.

– Rice M. Howard, Editor