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June 5, 1953
Mrs. Anne Mae Sanders of Greenville announces the marriage of her daughter Betty Coker to A/1-C Wilton Terrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W B Terrell of Fort White Fl. The wedding will be an event of July 8 in the New Macedonia Baptist church. No invitations are being sent, but all friends and relatives of the couple are invited. The T J Beggs, Jr. Funeral Home recently accepted an invitation to membership in National Selected Morticians, Inc., an international association of leading Funeral Homes and Mortuaries. Membership in the association is by invitation only. Affiliation with this organization is considered an honor because of the high standards that are required. Investigation of facilities, standards of service and reputation has been made. The N.S.M. is a fact finding and research organization whose essential purpose is to raise the standards of Funeral service and develop improved techniques for serving the public. Considering the fact that there are around four hundred funeral homes and mortuaries in this state and of that number only eight hold memberships with the National Selected Morticians, this is indeed a great tribute to the T J Beggs, Jr. Funeral Home. Thanks for the good work done this week by our County officers; and hurrah for your article concerning this issue. If we could get the hell-holes stopped so they would not leak anymore of their abominable fluid out on, and among society we would have a much better place to raise up the youth of the land to be good citizens. It might be well for us to remind ourselves that about twenty fine men of a Sunday-school class of Lee Methodist church started this drive. Only a short time was necessary to prove that large numbers were willing to give their moral support. Keep the high moral standards before the public and press the issue. AMEN AND AMEN. By W L Windsor. The new low cost cotton harvester has been developed by engineers of Dearborn Motors, Birmingham, Mich., to bring mechanical harvesting within reach of thousands of cotton growers who now pick by hand. Using counter rotating brushes, the Dearborn Cotton Harvester removes both cotton and burrs to a trailing wagon onto a cotton basket designed for mounting on Ford tractors, blowing out dirt and trash. Weighing only 950 pounds, it harvests up to 1 ¼ acres per hour.

June 4, 1954
Rockford, Ill. – Rockford College recently was named beneficiary of a $64,000 estate with the provision that it use the income to purchase books “which do not conflict with the American way of life as it existed prior to March 4, 1953.” Whatever the reasons for the outcome of the election, we think Senator Collins will make us a good Governor. He has, it is true to hurdle Tom Watson before he is fully elected but we do not think he will have any trouble there. The Democratic Party has honored Watson enough for Watson not to switch over to another party to run. The display windows of the Holton Furniture Co. through the courtesy of Mr. Turner Holton have been tendered the students of the Sis Hopkins Art classes, for an exhibit of samples of their work, Saturday and Sunday of this week. The work includes, pencil sketches from life, water colors, colored crayon and oil paintings from Still life, Nature Study, and out of door sketching. Farmers and townspeople alike have expressed satisfaction with the first livestock show held in Madison on May 18 and many are looking forward to a bigger and better show in the future. Plans are being formulated now for another show and suggestions are welcome. In the May 18th show, W T Randell had the top bull, a Shorthorn, with Dr. Shipp‘s Santa Gertrudis and an Angus, shown by Pete Cruce, in second and third place, Best pen of three steers went to C B Hamilton, Jefferson County, Dr. Shipp and B G Wyche showing the second and third best pen. In the single steer class, Eugene Mugge’s entry was tops, followed by Eugene Davis and Howard Hughey. In the female breeding class, Dr. Shipp’s two entries, shown by Paul Ragans, took first and second place, followed by a registered Angus from the Frank Lawton farm. C T Corbett took the bad bull booby prize.

June 3, 1955
Frank Merritt of Madison, principal of the Greenville Training School, was one of eight members of the 1930 class presented with 25-year silver medals at the Florida A and M University Commencement exercises Monday. Among the 580 graduates for degree at FSU Monday were Miss Mary Ruth Armstrong, Miss Mary Ann Culwell, Miss Dorothy Browning and Miss Margaret Cantey all with B S degrees, and Mrs. Gertrude Wildner with M A degree in Library Science. Miss Armstrong and Miss Browning have been elected to the Madison school faculty. Misses Roberta Selman, Nencie Bevan, Jean Ragans, Judy Kramer, Barbara Naughton and Jimmy Davis, Victor Matheny, Jimmy Hardee, Raymond Brown, Nat Norfleet, Billy Paschal, Billy Bunker and Carlton Wells, MHS graduates were honored after graduation Wednesday at the Woman’s Club with a dance given by their parents.

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