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& PAGE THE HOGANSVILLE HERALD USPS 620-040 anh erate publtca ons, ROBERT E. TRIBBLE, President JOHN K~DALL KIM MITCHELL PUBLISIH~.,RIEDrrOR B USIhNF~S MANAGER ..~LNDY KOBER Phone (706) 846-3188 .~SSOCM.I"E EDITOR Fax: (706) 846-2206 news@star-mercury.corn ANGEIA BROWN R O. Box 426 LAYOUT EDFrOR Manchester, GA 31816 Official Legal Organ for the City of Hogat~a,ille Last Thursday I took a moment to reflect on where I was and what I was doing when I heard the tragic news that the Twin Towers had been stuck. Of course,. I was at the newspaper but I remember I just froze. I couldn't believe what was happening and I sat there, glued to the Internet, watching and my heart was sinking. Last Thursday it was hard for me to believe that was 13 years ago. It seems like only a few weeks ago. I'm not sure if it is because that was the first time, a least I can remember, that we were under attack on our home soil. Even though it has been 13 years, on Thursday I felt that sinking feeling all over again as I do every year when 9/11 rolls around. I remember that day clearly. I remember what I was thinking. What could I do to help? My heart went out to the families of those who lost their lives. I also knew that America would never be the other responders who rushed to save or find survivors are still dying. More than 30,000 respon- ders received critical care through the federal World Trace Center Health Program, which also moni- tors the medical conditions of another 60,000 responders. For those of you who may not know, Congress must reauthorize funding for that program before it expires in 2015. I'm saying that to point out that the affects of that day are not gone, they still linger and are still claiming lives, breaking families apart and will continue to do so for years to come. san-le. On Thursday morning, IAS FOR America, it still prayed that we would never continues to fight a world- see such a thing happen in wide war against ideological America again, I prayed for terrorists. the milies-that lost loved Our country spent rril= ones'and asked God to help lions of dollars to invade Iraq them get through another day and Afghanistan in order to of having to remember. I also eliminate the terrorist threat prayed for America and our and then it emerged in Syria leaders and asked God to and Somalia. "help our leaders realize that As for our leaders, many a nation with His leadership of them use terrorism to score cannot stand, and to remem- partisan points. Members of ber that in God we trust real- the 9/11 commission recent- ly does mean something." ly ripped Republican mem- As usual, I then went to bets of Congress for politi- work. As I was out and about cizing the ISIS threat as a on business I could believe means to bash Obama, while what I heard in a local busi- Congress took a summer ness. Two people were talk- vacation. So, you can see the ing and one of them corn- impact that day has had even mented, "All that is on televi- in our political area. sion today is 9/11 stuff. Do So for anyone to think that they really have to show that day did not change America all over again?" is totally not true. America I couldn't believe it!has changed in many ways I realize there are proba- because of that day in histo- bly many people that would ry. like to just forget and move Some of the changes are on. But how can we forget definitely for tbe better, while something so painful that other are not in the best inter- affected our nation so dra- est of our nation or our peo- maticaUy? ple. If that day did anything AS FOR myself, I was for this nation, it taught us thinking just the opposite. I that we are vulnerable to was thinking how our chil- some degree and to stop tak- dren, especially those who ing our freedom for granted are too young to remember, as we have for some time. need to be taught about that However, there are some day and the affects its had on things that have not changed our nation. They need to be because of that day and, no taught how quickly life can matter what the future holds, change, or even end in a split will never change. That is second. American's resilience and I'm not sure about anyone resolve to oppose barbarity else, but I know that I will and extremism whenever it never forget the pain, the loss emerges. and the evil that surrounded America has changed, but all of it. it's people have not, we still Then there are all thebelieve in and are willing to heroes. Here we are 13 years fight for our families, our later and firefighters and nation and our freedom. TuE HOt, SVa,LE is published weekly by Trib Publications, Inc. at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. The Hogansville Herald is published proudly for the citizens of Hogansville and its goal is to produce quality, profitable, community oriented newspa- pers that you, our readers, are proud of. We will reach that goal through hard work, teamwork, loyalty, and a strong dedication toward printing the truth. USPS 642-040. Subscription rates by mail: $25 in Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $32.50 a year in state; $40 out of state. Prices include all sales taxes Periodical postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230.Single copy 50. FOR suascsn ONS call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager, Trib Publications, P. O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. Send address changes to P. O. Box 426, Manchester, GA31816. 4A - HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2014 The English critic and essayist William Hazier once said, "Prejudice is the child of ignorance." Without ques- tion prejudice has no place in a civilized society because it leads to attitudes and actions based on conclusions that are preconceived rather than on information that is factual. Prejudice is usually asso- ciated with bigotry and hatred but prejudice in itself is not necessarily bad. It can be good if we are prejudiced toward the right things and in the right way. The real dan- ger is that we often let our emotions get in the way. SEVERAL YEARS ago Robert C. Howe, principal of the North Kansas City High School, was in Little Rock to speak at a conference of school administrators. During his speech he shared something he called' ritten with Prejudice." If you have children of your own or grandchildren read on because you will enjoy this story. First a mother is speak- ing, "Dear Teacher, please find attached to this note one six year old boy much clean- er and quieter than usual with a new haircut and blue jeans on. With him go the prayers of his mother and father. He is good at creating airplanes, very adept at tying knots and attracting stray dogs. He really likes peanut butter, horses, the western movies, empty boxes and his shirt tail out. He is allergic to baths, bedtime, taking out the trash and coming the first time he is called. He needs to be taught and spanked, loved and remind- ed to blow his nose and to come straight home from school. After having him in your class and on your nerves you may not be the same but I believe you will be glad to know him because while he strews books, toys and clothes he has a special way of scattering happiness. Written with prejudice and signed his Mother." HERE'S the principal's response. "Dear Mother, please find attached to this diploma one eighteen year old boy who is much more mature with loftier ideals and goals than he had when you sent him to us some twelve years ago. With him go the prayers of his teachers and friends. He is good at different things now. He has more under- standing of the world around him. He is able to do mathe- matical computations, knows something of the scientific approach to problem solving. He can read and write in at least the English language and has probably developed some skills in typing, wood- working, art and driving an automobile. He is still allergic to baths, bedtime, taking out the trash and coming the first time he is called. He still needs to be taught and loved but perhaps not spanked. He needs to be reminded of the adult respon- sibilities of adult membership in the American society, to uphold the ideals of good cit- izenship, integrity, honest, justice, humility and priority of life He needs to realize that " the completely successful life ..... involves a partnership with his family, his community and his God. He should be told that education is a never end- - ing process and only begins at the school house door. After having him in our class and on our nerves we are not the same. We are bet- ter people enriched by his presence, broader in our understanding of humanity for having known him. We think we have provided him with an unbounded opportu- . nity to learn in an atmosphere that has as its principle pur- pose the development of weU- informed citizens who carry on the great traditions of America. We love him too. Written with prejudice." Signed, his principal. TO AMPLIFY my own sentiments with respect to this article, every freedom loving American needs to take a positive attitude towards the schools in this nation, state, county and city and do what we can to help make them better in the years tO come. r I was dismayed to read about a recent incident dur- ing which some students at East Coweta High School were burned, then I was even more disturbed to learn how it happened. As I understand, the inci- dent involved band students and took place prior to the season opening football game. While practicing some type pf rout band stu- dents were ontheir hands and knees crawling around on asphalt. We can presume that during the actual perform- once, the students would have been crawling around on the football field turf. ALLOW ME to remind you that it was very hot dur- ing the month of August. Under a baking sun and high temperatures, asphalt can get very, very hot. So can artificial turf. According to published information, at least four stu- dents suffered burns to their hands while practicing the routine. I do not know how severe- ly any of the four students were burned, but the injuries were described as "signifi- cant". A spokesperson for the Coweta County School System, was reported to have said that procedures had been put in place to make sure such an incident does not happen again. I certainly hope that par- ents of students in the Coweta County School System can sleep better now. I doubt that I could because I would want answers on how that was allowed to happen. IT IS NOT rocket science to understand that asphalt gets hot when exposed to the sun all day with temperatures in the mid to upper 90s. I have actually seen an egg cooked on asphalt. If the heat contained in asphalt after such a day can cook an egg, imagine what hot asphalt could do to tender hands. Before any of you chuck- le, yes, as children we all used to run around barefoot, including on asphalt. But that was a different day and time. Our feet were toughened by running around without shoes so the impact was not nearly as bad. I know men and women who work with their hands and have calluses covering much of their palms. They could have crawled on that asphalt and never blinked an eye. 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I suspect the same would We have gone absolutely happen in Greenville, stupid suspending secondManchester, Talbotton, or at grade boys for holding out a Callaway High School near finger and saying "pow" or Hogansville, ffsucharequest "bang". were made. I am also sure the Newnan or Coweta County BUT WHAT happens to Fire Departments would the band instructor, or have provided such a service instructors, or other adult if requested. leaders, who were not smart Each of the impacted stu- enough to realize that asphalt dents suffered an injury - no was hot and allowed the stu- matter how minor - that was dents to get burned, totally unnecessary and very As I understand, both the preventable. band director and associate Anadult, orperhapsmore band director were present than one, was responsible and at the practice when the inci- should be appropriately dis- dent took place, ciplined. If a seven-year old boy can be suspended for holding That's my opinion. I t Ilil! In the Hogansville Herald Compiled by Rob Richardson MORE METER CONTROVERSY - The top story in the Sept. 19, 1974 Hogansville Herald was about a hot local topic. "The parking meters on Main Street drew much discussion at the city council meeting here Monday night as council members held different views on the matter of keeping or getting rid of them." The meeting, howev- er, started off with one council member showing a brochure for Christmas deco- rations until someone pointed out that the Chamber of Commerce already had the decorations. STAYING HEALTHY- Free health screen- ings were becoming the rage in the mid 1970s. ' here will be a free diabetic and hypertension clinic held at the community building on Johnson Street here on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The Pilot Club is sponsoring the clinic. WHAT WILL THEY LOOK LIKE? In the mid-1970s, the official unveiling of new car models was still a much-anticipated event. Lego Ford ran an ad announcing the anniversary showing of the new 1975 Fords on Friday and Saturday. OTHER HEADLINES - "Commissioners Create New Post;" "Greenies Prepare for Brookstone; .... Faith Baptist to have Homecoming;" "Vinson, Hughes to Wed Sept. 28;" "Laura Is Two."