As reported in The Columbia News 60 years ago on Thursday, April 16, 1942.
Evans to run for state office
Randall Evans, Jr., of Thomson, has announced his candidacy for Attorney General of Georgia.
To the People of Georgia:
I am a candidate for Attorney General of Georgia in the primary election of September, 1942.
I was born in Thomson, McDuffie County, Ga., and I have practiced law here for the past 17 years. I have represented McDuffie County in the General Assembly continuously since 1930, serving in both the House and Senate. In 1941 I was elected Speaker of the House, and finished the session without a single appear from any ruling that I made.
I feel that I am well qualified to fill the office. I pledge to serve all of the people honestly and fairly. I will appreciate your support.
Randall Evans, Jr.
Red Cross sewing room opens
The sewing room for Red Cross worked opened last week in Harlem, in the Masonic Building, two days being given to the work. Mrs. Hugh Paschal was in charge on Tuesday and Mrs. Frank Walton on Thursday.
The response was not what was expected and was needed. Numbers of people have expressed a desire to do some constructive work to help in the situation we are facing today and yet, when the opportunity comes, we do not always respond as we should.
First Aid class completes course
The class in First Aid, under the instruction of Mrs. R.E. Whidden, completed the 20 hours course on Tuesday evening, taking the examination on work covered and qualifying for certificates from the Red Cross. The time has passed quickly and the class has found the work very interesting and helpful.
Those completing the course are Mrs. Joe Hatcher, Mrs. J.W. Brigham, Mrs. Glenn Phillips, Mrs. Overton McDaniel, Mrs. George Larkin, Mrs. Madelyn Creech, Mrs. Anne Groves, Mrs. H.O. Hatcher, Mrs. A.D. Whittemore, Mrs. G.M. Magruder, Mrs. R.G. Hanna, Mrs. Worth Gheesling, Mrs. Robert Reese, Mrs. H.M. Verdery, Mrs. Gerald Carter, Mrs. Hugh Paschal, Mrs. U.O. Hines, Miss Marian Baughn, Mrs. John Williamson, Mr. H.M. Verdery, Mr. Hugh Groves, Mr. Jack Hatcher, Mr. Emory McKinnie, Mr. R.E. Whidden, Mrs. Euland Payne, Mrs. Thomas Cliatt, Mrs. E.N. Albea, Miss Clio Verdery, Mr. Hugh Groves.
Harlem councilmen seated
At the election of two members of Harlem Council, Mr. George McCorkle and Mr. E.D. Clary were elected as successors to Mr. Francis Tracy and Mr. R.G. Hanna.
State collects more income tax
Income tax returns in Georgia showed an increase over those of last year, 145 percent. Collections for this year totaled $23,200,750 and those of last year totaled $9,461,584.
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