Atlanta Area Council Banquet Tuesday At Dinkler Plaza Hotel
The 45th Annual Dinner of all districts of the Atlanta Area Council will be held on January 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dinkler Plaza Hotel.
This announcement was made today by John H. Stembler, President of the Atlanta Area Council. Mr. Hugh Comer, Member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and President of the Comer-Avondale Mills, Inc., will be the principal speaker.
At this meeting, awards of the Silver Beaver will be made along with other recognitions.
Mr. Comer is an outstanding speaker who at present is serving as President of the Choccolocco Council, Boy Scouts of America, Anniston, Alabama.
His connection with Scouting is not only local, but regional, and national. He has long been interested in the development of youth through the utilization of the Boy Scout program.
Mr. Comer has been a leader the textile field of the South. He started work for Avondale Mills upon his graduation from the University of Alabama in 1914. He was vice president and director of Avondale Mills from 1927 until 1940, when he became executive vice-president.
He was elected president and treasurer of the company in July 1945. He is also a director of the company. He is president and director of Comer-Avondale Mills, Inc., New York, and director of Southeastern Cottons, Inc.
One of the colorful parts of this program will be the awarding of the Silver Beaver for distinguished service to youth to ten outstanding Scouters of the Atlanta Area Council. Recognition will be given to outgoing and incoming Officers of the Council.