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Fifty years ago today, May 8, 1957

Death Claims Ex-Slave, At 102, In Hurtsboro

Ed Thomas, 102, the oldest person in Hurtsboro, died at his home there Monday night. He was born in Macon Co., near Hurtsboro, two years before the town was founded. He was born in slavery.

River Groups Seek Funds

The Georgia Waterway Commission, Three Rivers Development Assn. and Chattahoochee Valley representatives appeared before Congressional Committees today requesting funds for federal river projects.

Viet Nam Chief Visits

President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Viet Nam, who won a battle of survival for his country in the last three years, arrives today to receive a personal welcome from President Eisenhower at National Airport.