As reported in The Columbia News 45 years ago on Thursday, August 1, 1957:
Dolsons check in
Dr. and Mrs. Albert D. Howard were made most happy last week when a call came across the waters from their children Major and Mrs. James F. Dolson and their two children, who are now located in West Germany in governmental service. Mrs. Dolson was the former Miss Winslow Howard.
They are living in a small place completely in view of the breath-taking scenery of the Bavarian Alps.
The call came through so clearly and the conversation was so satisfying and natural that the Howards felt as though they had been with their loved ones.
Acreage reserve payments total $33,761
Payments to Columbia County farmers under the Soil Bank's 1957 Acreage Reserve programs amounted to $33,761 as of July 26, 1957, Harry E. Blanchard, chairman of the county agricultural stabilization and conservation committee said this week.
The payments were made for reductions in acreage below the farm allotment for wheat and cotton. Altogether, 899 acres of the crops in the county have been put in this year's acreage reserve program.
Farmers who take part in the acreage reserve program earn certificates which may be redeemed for cash, or the certificates may be redeemed for CCC-owned grain if they have been earned for reducing grain acreage.
FFA Convention held at Covington
Future Farmers from every section of Georgia assembled at the State FFA-FHA Camp on Monday afternoon for their 29th annual convention. More than 400 delegates represented 281 high schools which have agriculture departments and FFA Chapters.
Highlighting the first night of the weeklong meeting was the FFA string band contest and an address by James Quincy, of Trenton, Fla., national FFA vice-president. President Jim Thomas opened the first session. The camp is situated on Lake Jackson near Covington, Ga.
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