CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS ORGANIZED The organization of the Crisp County Chamber of Commerce was perfected in the offices of Mr. C. L. Garwood last Tuesday evening in a most enthusiastic manner. Quite a number of our citizens were present and all eagerly joined the organization. The meeting was call to order with Dr. C. A. Adams in the chair and Mr. C. L. Garwood acting as secretary. After stating the object of the meeting, all present were given the opportunity to become members and the below listed signed up: Cordele Dispatch Crisp County News C. M. McKenzie H. C. Drake W. E. Pridgen Dr. T. E. Jennings A. H. Harris W. G. Gleaton Dr. P. H. Tipton Bob Harris Myer Miller W. J. McClenny W. R. Turner W. C. Reynolds B. I. Thornton C. L. Garwood N. E. Ware R. L. Dekle J. C. Dorough Dr. M. R. Smith Upon motion the chair appointed a committee of three to nominate a Board of Governors, composed of seven, whose duty would be to e;ect a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer and to attend to the other important and financial affairs of the organization. This committee retired and soon returned with the following names. W. R. Turner, Chairman T. F. Jennings, W. G. Gleaton, A. H. Harris, Guy T. Cobb, Lon Burton, W. J. McClenny--the president, vice-president and secretary to also be added to the board. The nominations were unanimously confirmed by the body. After some time spent in discussion relative to the good of the order, the meeting adjourned with the understanding that the Board of Governors would at once go into session and elect the officers of the organization. This was done with the below results: Dr. C. A. Adams, was elected Presdient Mr. R. L. Dekle was elected Vice-President Mr. C. L. Garwood Temporary Secretary, with the understanding that he would be relieved by a full time secretary at the first possible moment.This will no doubt be done in the very near future,as the board now has a desirable man in sight. It only requires one dollar to become a member of the Crisp County Chamber of Commerce and it is earnestly hoped that all citizens of Cordele and Crisp County who feel an interest in the future prosperity of the city and county, and who have not already done so, will go at once to the office of Secretary Garwood, in the First National Bank Building, register and pay the dollar, as immediate funds are necessary to the success of the organization./; Another mass meeting will be called by the Board of Governors at an early date at which time all details of organization will be completed.
Crisp County News November 1, 1934