Nathan Deal, Nephew of Mallards, Is Tri-State Speaking Champion
This is the original text of a story that appeared in a 1959 edition of The Covington News.
Nathan Deal, 16 year old Washington County High FFA member, and son of Mr. and Mrs. N.J. Deal of Sandersville, scored a victory for Georgia in Monday night’s session of the annual Georgia FFA Convention, at the State FFA-FHA Camp at Jackson Lake, when he walked away with top honors in the Tri-State Public Speaking Contest.
Young Deal, winner of the FFA State contest in June, is nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mallard of Covington. In his talk, the subject of which was “The Great American Dilemma”, the speaker defined this dilemma as a balanced agricultural economy, which assures the farmer a standard of living commensurate to the technical skill required in the many faceted vocation of modern day farming; and meets the national demands for home consumption and exports. The greatness of a nation, he continued is measured by its agricultural abundance.
Achievement of this goal, according to Nathan, depends largely upon agricultural efficiency in production and scientific research, in which the atom holds rich potentials.
The Georgia winner will compete in the Southern Region Contest, in which 13 states will be represented in September. The Region winner will compete for national honors at the National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Mo. in October.