We thank Donald Broome of Moultrie for sharing his
old Moultrie Observers!
We’re still enjoying browsing amongst the pages of
the February 20, 1962 edition.
At the Colquitt Theater you could see Paul
Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb
(Did you know he was Robert E. Lee’s 3rd cousin, several times
removed?), Sal Mineo, John Derek and Jill Haworth in Exodus.
Starting tomorrow – Kirk Douglas in Town Without
Admission prices? These prices include cartoons and
children were 25 cents and adults 75 cents, state tax included!
There was a big story on page two about “Most
Crucial Library Need Described as New Building!”
The story reads: An adequate new building “is the
most crucial library need of your community,” said Miss Lucille Nix, chief
library consultant of the State Department of Education. Addressing the
Moultrie Carnegie Library Board and a group of invited civic leaders, Miss
Nix said she shudders “to think what your community and surrounding areas
are losing by not moving faster toward the achievement of your building
It’s interesting to me that what she said in 1962
is still just as relevant in 2003.
Miss Nix said, “”Education is a great need of our
time. Young people and adults are being affected by the advancement of
science, other fields of endeavor and by what is happening in Cuba, Russia
and the world. Knowledge is a ‘must’ in this era.”
Miss Nix continued, “To realize the principal
objective – maximum education – a community must have library personnel,
materials, buildings and financing.”
Homer Ray, Jr., and H.V.E. Platter were introduced
as new members of the Moultrie Library Board.
Brief reports were made on plans looking toward
acquiring a new library building and financing its renovation were made by
Mrs. Selman Johnson, R.B. Wright, Jrs., Chairman Campbell Ansley who
presided…and Mayor W.B. Withers.
Lynn Baell had just been elected as state CAR
president! A story on page three announced that Lynn Baell of
Moultrie’s Lt. George Calvert Society, Children of the American
Revolution, was elected state CAR president at the 23rd annual
Georgia Conference held in Savannah.
The story says that Lynn was to be installed in
services to be held at Mt. Vernon during the National CAR Convention to be
held in Washington, DC in April. She was invited by the National
President to serve on the reception committee in Washington.
Lynn, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Baell, was a
junior at Moultrie High School. She was then a member of the Beta Club
Delta Tri-Hi-Y, Student Government Association and president of the French
She was past president of the local CAR Society.
Some of the personals that day included
stories about The Highland Park Garden Club meeting at the home of Mrs.
Lloyd Baxter; Mrs. Edward Muro and her children, Mark and Monica are
expected in Moultrie to visit with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Medford
Gregory; Mrs. R.B. Wright has returned from Macon where she spent a week
with her sister, Miss Lillian Wright. Finally, for today, Mrs. Ben
Daniel, Sr., is at home after a trip to Florida. While away, she and her
sister, Mrs. Julian Strickland and Mr. Strickland of Valdosta enjoyed a
cruise off the Florida coast on the Strickland yacht!
You can see this newspaper and many, many others, on
microfilm at The Odom Library in Moultrie. We do have print capability,
so you may have your own copy of your favorite stories.