Plans complete for Salem celebration
Outstanding speakers, musicians and youth organizations to have part in all-day July 4 program
Having stood through three previous wars since its founding more than one hundred years ago, Salem Camp Ground will again serve as a meeting place during time of stress when hundreds of citizens gather there on July 4th for an inspiring July 4th celebration.
With an all-day program design for entertainment as well as inspiration the July 4th meeting is expected to attract larger crowds than ever before. Due to the rubber conservation program and gasoline rationing it is expected that families who in previous years have made - Independence Day celebration.
An outstanding program has been planned by the Committee with such forceful speakers as Tom Linder, Dr. Louie D. Newton, prominent Atlanta minister. The emphasis in the program this year is on youth and members of Boy Scout, Girl Scout and 4-H Club units will have a prominent part on the program. The 125-piece Girls Military Band will be the highlight of the musical program, while State Guard Units will ad
The program will get underway at 10 a.m. with an - ernacle with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, taking part along with State Guard Units. This will be followed by a concert by the Girls Military Band while the Taberna
the Boy Scouts who will present a brief program depicting their aims and objectives. 4-H Club members will then have a part on the program, after which the Girl’s Band will give a brief concert. This will be followed by group singing.
Major R.J. Guinn, president of the Camp Ground Association, will then deliver a short talk on Salem Camp, after which he will introduce the principal speaker of the morning, Dr. Louis D. Newton. Dr. Newton is no stranger to Salem audiences having taken active part in activities there for a number of years. Group singing will follow his address, bringing the morning part to a close.
Arrangements have been made by the Committee in charge of the Celebration for an old-fashioned barbecue to be served during the noon hour right on the grounds at nominal cost.
Thye afternoon’s activities will open with a military drill by State Guard Units and musical numbers by the Girl’s Band. This will be followed by several selections by the Newton County Singing Convention.
The speaker for the afternoon, Tom Linder, Commissioner of Agriculture, will then be introduced. Mr. Linder will speak on “Problems Affecting the Georgia Farmers.”
In recent months Mr. Linder has attracted nation-wide - ers. On several occasions he has appeared before the Congress of the United States in an effort to obtain true parity for farm crops.
His many years of experience as Agriculture Commissioner and his years of experience as a practical farmer - fronting the farmer during the present world crisis.
Mr. Linder’s talk will be followed by some more songs by the singers after which a retreat ceremony will be held and the day’s celebration brought to a close.