As reported in The Columbia News 45 years ago on Thursday, July 10, 1958.
County Indians attend summer camp
The Great Spirit of Rock Eagle Nation smiled on his 4-H "Indian Children" last week and for the closing ceremony of the camp, which was held under the stars. The tribal meeting was to be held indoors due to the rainy weather.
Enjoying the Indian-style outing were a total of 927 4-H club members, Home Demonstration agents, county agents, and volunteer adult 4-H leaders from 17 northeast Georgia counties. Columbia County had the largest group present.
For the closing ceremonies, the children enacted part of Indians from Cherokee, Muscogee, and Shawnee tribes. Chief and Princesses of the three tribes assembled their braves and maidens before the teepee of the great chief who had come across the lake in a canoe. Competitions soon got under way with games of strength and swiftness in potato sacks and wheelbarrow races.
Griffin spoke at Evans meet
Jack Griffin, end coach of the Georgia Tech football team, was the key speaker at Evans High School's Touchdown Club Banquet on Tuesday evening. Starting time for the banquet was 6 p.m. with a talk by coach Griffin followed by movies of past Georgia Tech football bowl games.
Clarks Hill named in top 100 bass lakes
Five Georgia lakes have been named among the nation's 100 bass lakes by the national outdoor magazine called Outdoor Life. The Georgia Game and Fish Commission reports that Lake Burton, Lake Chatuge, Clarks Hill, Lake Sinclair, and Lake Seminole were selected by the magazine as being great bass fishing spots. The five lakes were chosen for their year 'round production of bass fishing.
Clarks Hill open for hunting
The Clarks Hill management area, which has been managed for one year over prescribed minimum requirements, will be opened this fall for controlled deer hunting.
Director Fulton Lovell of the Game and Fish Commission announced this week that there will be two hunts on the area with a limited number of hunters on each. The Commission's Game Management Division has drawn up regulations to permit 50 hunters on each hunt. The hunts will be held on November 24-25 and December 27-29.
"The Clarks Hill area has almost reached its potential," said Bob Cannon of the Commission's federal aid division. "It is necessary to remove some of the older bucks right now before they are lost to old age or other things."
According to our population surveys, there is one deer to every 30 acres on the area. The best we can possibly hope for is one deer to every 20 acres.
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