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.

The Covington News - - Local 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.

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