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OPINIONS & IDEAS PAGE 4 - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - SEPTEMBER 7, 2000 THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 620-O4O A Grtm tuhiicatign Millard B. Grimes, President MIKE HAI PtmUStWa/ADVERTISlNG DmECrOR JOHN KALL ASSOCIATE PUBLISHE2JEDITOR BRYAN GErER ASSOCIATE EDITOR JAYNE GOWN BUSLm_ MANAGER Phone (706) 846-3188. Fax (706) 846-2206 P. O. Box 426 Itogansville, Georgia 30230 When 1 Danced on the C Each time I visit Savannah, Georgia, I recall the spring of 1963, when I.was there, a boy of 16, and the azaleas were in bloom. I was a member of the Key Club at my high school. I don't recall exactly what being in the Key Club involved, but I was a member of it and felt accepted, and that makes growing up a lot easier. They held a state Key Club I had tried to get somewhere with our sweetheart before, but I always stammered and looked down at my feet a lot when I tried to talk to her. Normally, I never said a lot of "uhs" and"ahs" and "you knows" in conversation, but when I tried to talk to our red-headed sweet- heart I always sounded like a baseball player being inter- viewed on television. Lewis "I continued to were in bloom. ES.: Our several years I'm going to get in telling that part Convention in Savannah that year, "I, uh, ah you know, I, you of Should We Pray and lwent. Some of us bought know, Iuh, you know..." I would make a fool somebeeranddrankitinourhotel begin, and by the time she and myself when rooms, her red hair would be looking for Wealsowenttooneofthecon- somebody without an apparent [Ted to talk to our At Ball Games ? vention meetings out of curiosi- speech impediment. ty, and a boy from Atlanta who S W e e t h e a r t wore thick glasses and pants that BUT THERE WAS that one were too short gave a speech on glorious time in Savannah at the /ate]l... ' In a normal business week the newspaper office is flooded with E-mails and faxes. While most are business relat- ed, the office does receive a great :deal of junk. I usually see all of the E-mails and faxes. It is amaz- ing how much you receive in a day. A lot of the junk is filed in Chapter 13 and forgotten, but every once in a while apiece comes through that makes me stop and read it. Such was the case last week. I received an E-mail from The American Family Association. They were requesting the news- paper take the information from their E-mail and sell a fu|l page advertisement to a sponsor so the message could be distributed among our readers. The information was inter- esting and I decided to pass it along to our readers though my weekly column. The E-mail was to inform the newspaper that The American Family Association (AFA) has begun a national campaign pro- moting prayer at high school foot- ball games. The following is a ,efrom:tlie: :" ! qET'S PRAY AT FOOTBALL GAMES! e What's happening to our nation? Slowly, because of the actions of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other groups, the Supreme Court has been stripping away our religious freedoms. They want to disallow recog- nition of God in the public arena. They have already taken prayer out'of schools, banned the posting of the Ten :Commandments, and recently banned student-led prayer at ! sporting events. Children have been sent home because of religious verses on :their clothing and told they can- :not read their Bible at school. Teachers have been told they cannot place a Bible on their !.desks where a student might see :it. : The ACLU is threatening to :sue officials who display the inafional motto "In God We Trust" fin their offices! IT IS TIME TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTEDt The American Family Association has begun a national campaign to help preserve our religious freedoms. At the next school football game, immediate- ly following the national anthem, we encourage you to help start a tradition in our community by joining others in praying the Lord's Prayer. At football games at many schools, freedom-loving people are already doing just that! We are not asking that the prayer be spoken on the stadium speaker or that any school offi- cial be involved in any manner. We are simply:JtSking that fans, students, cheerleaders, team members, and others in atten- dance--from both teams--join together in a "spontaneous" ver- bai praying of the Lord's Prayer immediately following the nation- al anthem. Please pray in a spirit of humility and understanding. Our purpose is to express our thank- fuiness to God before a watching world and at the same time raise a voice to preserve religious free- dom in the United States of America. Praying in this manner is perfectly legal. We urge yo u to participate at the next football game. Share this information with members of your church and Sunday School class. Urge them to participate. Help preserve our precious freedoms." I was very intrigued by this idea, If you are for doing this or against it, please drop me a line to this newspaper. It is a very interesting condept and I would like to know what our readers think about the idea. The views expressed on the Opinion Page of The Hogansville Home News are the expressions and ideas of each writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the management. I i THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEws is published weekly by the Star-Mercury Publishing Company, a division of Grimes Publications, at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. USPS 620-040. Subscription rates by mail: $16 in Troup, Heard or Meriwether Counties; $20 a year elsewhere. Prices include all ,sales taxes. Second class postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230. FOR SlOtgS call (706) 846- 3188 or write to Circulation Manager, Star Mercury Publications, P. O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to P. O. Box 426. Hogansville, GA 30230. STAFF Publisher and Advertising Director ................................................. ; .................. Mike Hale Associate Publisher and Editor ................................................................ John Kuykendall Assiate Editor ....................... . .......................................................................... Bryan Geter Assistant Editor ........................................................................................... Rob Richardson BtLsiness Manager ....................................................................................... Jayne Goldston Staff Writers ....... . ............................................................... Michael C. Snider, Billy Bryant Assistant Adyertising Manager ........................................................................ Laurie Lewis Advertising Sales ................................................................................................. Loft Camp Assistant Editor ........................................................................................... Rob Rik:hardson Composing ........... : ....................................... Wanda Keesee, Deborah Smith, Lauren King Legals ............................................................................................................. Jayne Goldston Receptionist and Classifieds ............................................ : ................................. Cleta Young Production Manager ..................................... : ................................................... Pressroom .............................................................................. David Boggs COme, ATE OtC-'ZRS President ....................................................  ............................................... MiILard B. Grimes Vice President ........................................................................................ Charlotte S. Grimes Secretary ................................................................................................ Laura Grimes Cofer Treasurer .............................................................................................. Kathy Grimes Garmtt Legal Counsel and Assismm Secretary .................................................... James S. Grimes the importance of being good rep- resentatives of our schools, com- munities and parents while we were out of town. I felt a little guilty about the beer, but the feeling soon passed. WHO ELSE went to the state convention that year was our Key Club sweetheart. Every Key Club chapter had a sweetheart. I'm not sure why that was, either, but it made sense. Our sweetheart had red hair and I was in love with her and our principal knew what he was doing when he made her stay in a dif- ferent hotel than the boys in our group. state Key Club Convention. There was a dance contest, and you don't have to talk when you dance. Members drew straws to see who would get to dance with our sweetheart in the contest. I won. There were maybe fifty cou- ples entered in the contest. The band played "Stay," by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs. My partner and I were one of four finalists. And then there was only one other couple to chal- lenge us. My feet were winged and I was rhythm and grace, elegance and style, and I didn't sweat near- ly as much as I usually did when I danced. We won the dance contest, and somebody took a picture of us kissing on the mouth while hold- hag our trophies. I may have felt that good two other times. There isn't very much more to this story. I continued to make a fool of myself when I tred to talk to our sweetheart lateTand she married somebody else and so did I. But I still have my trophy and I still smile gently when I think of her, the dance contest, and the spring of 1963 when I was here, a boy of sixteen, and the azaleas IN 1996, AND A WRITING: EDITING LAB IS BEING I ICATED TO HIS HIS BELOVED OF BOOKS AND TAPES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THROUGH BAD P.O. ATLANTA GA 126 STORES NATIONWIDE. The Little White House,s design was based on a house President Roosevelt had seen in the nearby town of Greenville. He was a strong believer in copying local styles. He persuaded his mother to build a small cottage to rent to patients and families of patients. He persuaded Toombs to design it.imthe, style of anold Meriwether Inn servant cabin. The Little White House was located at the brow of a hill, on the very edge of a ravine. Roosevelt wanted a sun porch overlooking the ravine, where he would work- (often at a card table) in nice weath- er. The simplicity of what came to be on occasion the headquarters of the United States government is suggested by the fact that when he wanted to work indoors in chilly weather, he had the card table moved in front of the fireplace. The frame house with dark stained pine interiors (no plaster, FDR ordered) has a kitchen and pantry, two small bedrooms con- nected by a bathroom, and a room and bath off the porch for the sec- retary, and the living-dining com- bination. IT WAS FURNISHED mostly from items from the first Roosevelt cottage, including furniture made at a small factory at Val-Kill, one of Eleanor's enterprises in Dutchess County. There were ship models and nautical prints; a ship's lantern on the front porch was always lit when the President was in resi- dence. The porch was colonnaded, as the Southern Greek Revival style required. It must have been galling to Roosevelt, who felt so strongly that the South should be self-suf- ficient, that Toombs had to order the columns from Chicago. Roosevelt had urged Toombs to use "local woods" for paneling, even when it was expensive. He told him to make up for it by installing the "cheapest possible fixtures." Roosevelt knew of this and other details of the project because  he demanded and received weekly reports from the construction superintendent on material used, the number of men employed, the weather, the progress of the work. That was during the fall and winter of 1931-32, the period in which he was also governing New York State and seeking the presi- dential nomination. He and Eleanor came down in May and stayed in the Little White House for the first time. "Dear Henry," he wrote on May S, "We are all settled in the cottage and I can't find words to tell you how delighted I am with it. So far there is nothing I want to change." But there was. He wrote J.W. Ewing of the Warm Springs Construction Co. that he wanted a flat rock mantel instead of the orig- inal wooden one, and he had a show- er put in the basement for the ser- vants. The servants' quarters were located in the garage, which had no hot water. Over the presidential years, there were some changes - a guest house, a guard house, security arrangements - but simplicity "Hecould/augh everywhere, but he seems to have been able to /augh most there." remained the hallmark of the Little White House. It was never gilded. Toombs, who had proposed in his original plans an octagonal reception room -his client was after all Governor of New York - and who had been turned down by his client who thought this preten- tious, later wrote, "Love of simple surroundings - a bright fire, always a cluttered room of books, papers, a few ship models, odds and ends, sometimes acurious but seldom a really fine thing formed the unstudied background in which he liked to live. I cannot imagine either him or Roosevelt employing a to redo a room or house Theywouldus without much saries. The personal, unpretending, They were never decor, but they were It was a comfdrtable and for Franklin -although for Eleanor - that word the social environment Springs had become. In the idential years of his life, hopes for his health's were gone, when the hess and responsibility greatest and ever Warm Springs became Roosevelt could relax could laugh everywhere, t seems to have been most there. i (Next week: The ing and other parties at Springs.) 'THE SQUIRE OF 'THE OF WARM SPRINGS IS oN: AT( TIE WHITE HOUSE. IT TAINS REPRINTED IN PER DURING PROCEEDS SALE ALL GO TO TI SEVELT CENTER. Church Provides Us A Sense of B " By the time you read this, both they were taken to Assyria. There fellowship. Of course the the Democratic and Republican they ceased to gather to worship, est and foremost Convention will be history. They did not repent of they aims- ing is to worship, Someone recently asked, "Why tasy and return to the Lord their that experience of have a convention if the candi- God. All ten tribes became the God. We need to focus dates they are going to support "losttribes."Theyneverretumed are already decided?" Well, the to their homeland; they ceased to to do so publicl) answer is not quite so simple, exist. Apparently, they were ers. If we Many issues are brought to the assimilated into the Gentile peo- church with our floorforadecisionandthenacon- ple with whom they lived. HOW- ence, we drift away sensus is declared by the votes EVER, when the Southern taken for the candidates. Kingdom of Judah was taken caP- will host the annual faith. And our local diminished without our But the question remains, tive to Babylon 135 years later, Hummingbird Festival. This will tion of time "Why have a convention?" One they were diligent to continue be my first year to participate, ving thingaconventiondoesforapolit- gathering for worship, Bible but I am already getting excited assemble to worship is the iced party is to solidify the group, study and for the religious about what it will do for our corn- edge that we celebrate the And, of come, the party decides instruction of their children, munity. It is a time when we can LordandHis what issues they will support. I Seventy years later, they were . come together as neighbors. It each time we meet wffh guess the main thing that is done allowed to return home and the won't be just a commercial ven- believers. The innate is that the convention creates two surviving tribes form the ture, it should be a community mankind is to unity in the party. It gives them nation of Israel today, event. If we each take a part in worship because we identity and community. A polit- What is the point? This: when the festivities, it will help us get or whom (Whom) we w0rS ical convention is not altogether a group has regular meetings, acquainted, it will make us neigh- our own decision. unlike a religious meeting in that they form community, they main- burs who know each other and we one thing: they create oneness for tain identity, they survive. That will have "community." guidance of the the group, is not only necessary for political Our churches meet regularly ship and Bible study, to us and motivating us, When the Israelites were ear- parties, it is also true for eommu- for worship and Bible study and have no sense of ried captive from the Northern nities, fraternities, teams and one of the objectives is to create what is our Kingdom of Israel in 722 B.C., Churches. On October21,this city community and strengthen the the church. BY SPECIAL MENT WITH HIS DEDRA, THE HOME CARRYING COLUMNS BY THE LEWIS GRIZZARD UP IN NEARBY AND BECAME THE WIDELY READ WRITER OF HIS GRIZZARD ALL AMERICA BUT TICULARLY THIS AREA OF GEORGI AND WHERE A PORTION t 85 FROM NEWNAN HOGANSVILLE IS HIS HONOR. THE House in Greenville Inspired