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They iv. td u,]it?:tl ,: { ci>e to do also. {'!iu v, ii't ;m<i { were discussing xv}.; , I( cV) ;h:" ,,)thcr afternoon. ,,ii{:it i h:d a brilliant ll<>i:hl, 'Why :t 12><) to the iey:lltsl" J :>uid wllh glee. 'P }ix i ,nc.," lhe wife t<,.i}til;cc "'lhcr<' t:: nolhing ",v/+)iI.' \\;t'iit tile ,;il?ti you have .}ci: G>.i! : moi,.li in tile hos- ,t:J 4,'tt all f:xcd up." i [;[ it *':lClt t.[lbv,,'er. "You ;o. '..,,. ,'i,i :h(uld be,;oyou :,.'/ill t }let i: it<' :i, !. I VL' lhelu Iny t;t/:t) ,! ,; :llid .h(sw me /,* my .,{l; ;*Flcci, 'Wiy 1 bet a V, "{t i>t:i:'i. I've beta there lli :m,!ir ;I 5` {it}! lille t, al least :'IIi'c ,.{};;{C ;t{ OJIiiOll " \\;t(' {'.:. 'iT 11) h;IV't" things re ,:I,: %hv. ;i! ib,.ht, you could ' [( iiti' ttUi,!l ;tI{tI gttC]t the i'!.-;'.ilU.tl" !{;I;t- c{?-Ille ill, It's t ; , 7 "t <'H('t' '\\;: ' c'ven } It c ;i p,'l :,C.t{CV Iraln, let ;iJ,!lt: -,ccil,>lw Aud later on, r,?llt.mbc:' {iw hrill from watctr::.z h stop light } ;:gC ['}?e we llight bet on t,w lot: liie yeih>w light wmlcl stay yellow. ()lice, it >daycd yellow all night! Then, if we had any money we would ,,o to "Williams ('ale" ap,,l order a 15 cents cheese sandwich and a glass of mill<. Nw, ttlat was living iz :lp'. I1 \\;Su went to Cannons  (';lt{>" add ordered a 15 ,,u+:< cii<* ,;c ;rqdwich, they ,. + cuti . l++;: man in the white +(,'i',i \\;t' {I.' ;;7 el:t1 to gO (or t;i}.ct' b'! {) thc h<>spital, and ,2,.: \\;c+ + li. i ct,ufd hardly w, it {)! !h+)',<. +o(,d nleals in !t'tt Hl,i l}i<' e:ti!t:l:ll!llllent. "['!it  , ,i'V Li5 (h!ltling in the ,I,, : ):d :,,',+_:Jnu :<aid, "Why iwrc i', eid 25402S.t30 back :i;'a U,+'!c,>mt back old Jmtt" k\\;'c wcl,'{+.l)(Jd friends {h,i( "l : '<()+hey decided DOdgOf) Allan Sez to give me the nickname, "Old 254". The wife made all arrange- ments, which is of course her job, and they decided to give me my old room since my old newspapers were still on the floor and I could finish them. One word of caution I have given before. Don't ever go to the hospital without your wife. If you don't have one, pick up one on the way. If you can't do either, when they ask you where your wife is, look about the room and point to the fat- test one you see, It's harder for a single man to get into a hospital than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. One funny thing about a hospital is they take blood before you are in your bed. Every few hours they want more blood and get it if they can. Someone told me they sold it to a fertilizer plant. I didn't see this myself, but someone told me they once brought in a man who had been decapitated in an accident. The first thing they did was try to take blood samples. Not finding any, they got quite angry. Next thing, took his blood pressure and also found none which put them in a swe- vit. The fellow telling me this said the man did not survive. The first question one asks the doctor, when he finally sees him, is "how long will I be in the hospital?" I suppose if'the patient doesn't have a head the doctor's answer would be "you can leave now." Seriously, I have never been treated better than in the West Georgia Medical Center. All of this has been titled as "Tongue in Cheek" and that includes the advice given the youths. It's a grand place, I want to stay in their good graces, especially since I plan to return in about two weeks. Keep the papers on the fhlor. welcome "Letters to the Editor" Please nmt your letters to: The Hogansville Hometown News P/) Box 426 - Hogansville, Ga. 30230 { l+i ! ,, ,, ,i!i tinsel) Ni',i,,puhh<hcdxccklybyihcSlar-Mcrcur) lhl:qlshlL , ....... ; r , i iui, . l)t;bhcations, ,H /()Sl Rtx+scch ttighua). M:nchc:.tc:, { t .... -I,  {, .)) ;{l) qtlbsi!plll)ill;llt' b) Iliail $lSlu Mcriclhcl. ]tdi,lt t I ,,; {l, ) + ,!i t{! "5. i A ,c'<il "l:,cht'It? Pl'lc:S llichloc all sale; loxes Scc(,iid clt!, OPINION P:,(;.):: 4 - If()( ;J.'{S\\;'[IJ,I: [I()Mi,: NEws - OCTOBER 21, 1999 rl III j, IN'' What a Beautiful Day the Lord Has Made 'I'tU., is Qlc l)i\\; the l.ord ilas mado Tt-i: I'lt+J!:lltaTiis +Ji{ {I be;illtl- ftll pl{tt;t! dtsiiD.l tilt:: mo.qth or ()CIObi?,Y [71 tact, tti< int)illltalu5 ;il'C ;l hc/:itifu! piat'c at]ytinle or the ye<3t', and nl ucl of that beau ty is brouL{ht ab(ut by tilt" f('lks whu live ther(:. l,ec,:ntly, l ;va:< in ttn'nsvl!ic. ": ,  ,()I'I tt t'arolma on a btisiiic,>s rip. When I left lurnsviltc }eading for l/hl?dl'tiS]l. {otith Carolina, l st<>ppcd al ;i 'as aN:ion .just inside 5 ;illct,y ('(Ttlllly towards Ashevillc +\\;..<. I W,iS pa?'it)i4 the station atttL, Icta.qt t<)+" hc e-;. a h)ca! getllicmdil vxall,cd lip [o tilt? COUIIIeIL }ooked tliC  ill the eve arid sahq, "This :, the day the I,<>vd t,s made I,ct us rejoice and be glad i'ii:." l :nust admit I was set t;lck :: loit i>y his friend- liness, but tit' WaS exactly right SO l said, "z\\;nicn!" That amen .:truck up a brief conversatio among the three of us that gave ts all the oppof tunity t) !ct tact: other know that we a'erc Chvlstiaus. Yes, it was a beautiful day t hat the I x)rd had made! As the local gentleman asked for change for a dollar bill, the station attendant, who apparently knew him, told him to be sure and give 10C of that dollar to his church, tte assured the attendant he had already given his tithe, and as he turned to walk away he said again, "This is the day the Lord has made. Ix:t us rejoice and be glad in it." Some days as we rush throagh life on a busy schedule we tend to forget that "this is the <.lay the Lord has made." We often confront and try to solve rather big problems that pop up without first praying about them. We try to rely on our own strengths too often without real- izing where those strengths come from. Sometimes we act in haste, and overreact towards other people, while in conversations with them about touchy sub- jects. Then we have to apolo- gize for those wrong words we said. We simply forget that "this is the day the lmrd has made." Sometimes we get like old )?Ter ,-" !Abh.%;ier Slim. The !,:vaci ,w t;.: :q:t-t once, "YOU hlld l;It' {' tJ h\\;C ;:t beautiful gar<k,!: :;cvc ' li) which Slim tel)lied :'?,< siv)utd have seen it whet: t}e i <)+I h,+d it by tfilnself." As [ drove over ti)sc i),.'LI{I- tiful I+notlllI;++It,,s, t }W(,Lh2 h Ashevil!e and ()tl dot'il {(I Landrum, m\\;' l't('tl{4h{s \\;t'el:t back to the g;elthm, an from Yancey County wh<) had s+, gl'a- ciously shared hs faith aIld reminded me li-I;t "tilL. ,,:,as the day the I,ord had m-,.ic '" ()nee in Landruin, t hose v,, i'd: helped me to better deal wi*h :<'qne st- uations that we;'c llO! entirely pleasant there. The cotnlncll! ll;}de DV the station attendant m Yancey County reminds me of a short story I once read. It seems this millionaire had told the preach- er that he just couldn't give ten percent of his money to the church. He said it was costing him a fortune and he just could- n't do it. The preacher said, "HOW about kneeling down with me apd we'll pray that you delft make so much." Finally, the story is told of a freak accident that killed the Pope, Billy Graham and Oral Roberts. When the trio got up to the (}olden Gates, Heaven was not ready for the three spiritU- al heavyweights right then, so St. Peter sent them down to stay with the Devil for a short while. It wasn't long before the Devil called St. Peter and told him he had to get the three out of his place right away. St. Peter asked why, and the Devil told him, "The Pope has forgive everybody, Billy Graham has saved half of my residents and Oral Roberts has raised enough money for air conditioning." Yes, this is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Roosevelt Becomes a Cattle Farmer c.:Ittothct i#i +l .,,crics The fir.i adviser Roosevelt talked to about his plarl to inlpI'ove faFIlllll#+ in (.;eorgia told him btunlly that he would m;! help him. 'Not only would SLIch a "deinollstratin' i?e use- less, it migh* be worse than that," W. "lh!',Jey Bennett told him. "It would be harmful." Bennett had been an "agri- culturist" with the (entral of Georgia laih'oad from 1921 to 1926. lake Roost veil, the rail- road wanted to soe more diver- sifted tarmin_, in the South. Bennett's duties included giv- ing away purebred bulls and cows as prizes m 4-H shows. In 192n i:c' wc: h>  o;'k :s c<)un. ty ageitt in Spalding (\\;runty; not far from Warm Springs. t tis reputation as an aggres- sive and innovative student of farm matters reached Roosevelt through mutual pc)lit- ical friends, fie had Miss}' Lettand call Bennett over to Warm Sprmgs for a talk, which took place in Roosevelt's new cottage in 1926. The two men conversed while a barber from the village cut Roosevelt's ham "i want to farm just like the local farms do. The only differ- ence is, I waist to make a prof- it," Roosevell said. tte wanted to concentrate on cattle Bennett kept warn- ing him against that gentleman- farmer approach. When Roosevelt said that he didn't want to do anything that his neighbors couldn't do, they had a real meeting of the minds. Bennett got Roosevelt to agree to breed local scrub cat- tle with a registered Shorthorn bull and build the stock up that way. Roosevelt said he would even let his neighb()rs use his registered bull free to improve their ow: stock. One lhing that stuck in Bennett's niind ever after, and which couvnlced him that Re<level! was a real cattleman v,h() t?eal: btsiness, was that I,:uoscve[I could recall the [iitIllCS alld rc{istrathm nuln- hers ()f his father':; herds of h)ng ago. "I was slunncd," Bennett said. "then eia,cdt" I;ennett [ett the meeting, and bougi:t Roosevelt 30 native cow for $16 a head a Shortho Callaway made his fortune in the family textile business, then turned to an attempt to revolu- tionize agriculture in his native state wth a variety of new crops, products and practices. And there were others. But what made Roosevelt's farm, and particularly his cattle, sig- nificant was that he became so famous, tits (;eorgia farm reaped a bonanza of publicity. tits ideas therefore received a much wider audience than Bennett - or anyone else - could have otherwise won for those ideas in so short a period of time. Before he became I'resident even before he became Governor - Roosevelt was a much-invited speaker at civic and community organiza- tions around the state. Ite often spoke on agricul- tural matters. A LaG.range farmel, Joe L. Young, recalled years later going to meetings where Roosevelt and Charles tterty spoke. Herty told about his new procedures for making pulp- wood out of the pine that grew abundantly in South Georgia and had been considered only of limited use. Then Roosevelt told stories about huge, beautiful, prof- itable European forests he had seen, and predicted that they could be duplicated in Georgia. Young and his father went out and immediately began planting pine seedlings. That they did it at all would have made Roosevelt proud. That they did in an abandoned cotton patch would have thrilled him. Young later became a suc- cessful cattleman, himself. He liked to reminisce about just what agricultural reformers like Roosevelt, Bennett Callaway and the others were up against. GEORGIA FARMERS were suspicious of new ideas, afraid of new departures, especially those that involved new respon- sibilities. At one meeting near Warm Springs around 1930, the idea of poultry raised on a scale large enough to produce income was discussed. When / 7 : 7 71 By Theo Lippman Wallace calne dmv: t+) Warm Springs, he ! }:+)t: ht the Roosevelt catl!c w'cs'e of poor quality. But later, as he tray eled around the Southeast as Secretary of Agrlcultm'c, he realized they we) , ): m,,';A In the late i92():-, :qtd first few years of the 193!)s, Roosevelt kept after Doyle to turn cotton land over to pas- experienced farmer who knew Georgia weather and flora more intimately than Roosevelt did, as often as not it was Roosevelt advising Doyle rather than vice versa on farr operations. It was almost a partnership. The Roosevelt its impact. At least in one sense, this occurred faster tha Roosevelt expected. In 1929 he wrote Doyle to buy 15 breed" ins cows, he told him to pay $15 per head, about what Bennett had paid two years before. Doyle found the cows now cost over $25 each. There were seV" eral factors behind that increase, of course, b Roosevelt's example an celebrity were major ones. (1 r g , Next week: Sensation at tl State Fair.) )oV It? an i turage. Though ' +' was Reader's CoInInents-00000000, To The Editor: I have been reading with great interest all ll:e controver- sy surrounding, the proposed development in ttogansville, and while I have my own ()pin- ion that is not why I am writ- ing. Instead el' arguing at)d bick ering there is a better way to let your voice be heard. As you know soot) we will have city elections. If you feel that the current council is not representing the best interest of you, your family and the City of Hogansville, then you sim- ply go to the polls and w)te them out! On the other hand, if you feel that the current council is doing a good job, then you vote them back in. That's how we do it in America.. Don't stay at home on elec- tion day then complain about: how things are done. Don't stay ! home and say "my vote woff t count so and so is going to wi anyway." i Your votes does and will count. With all the heated diS" cussions going on this should be a record voter turnout. Don't just vote for someol because they are a teacher, coach, a friend or a neighbor, but vote for that person you feel will best serve the interest of your family anf your city. Remember your vote will have an effect on how this city is run for years to come. So what ever you do, no mat" ter how you vote, let your voice be heard loud and clear on eleC" tion day. Don't forget to vote!! Sincerely Thomas Wolfe LaGrange - Troup County Chamber of Commerce