From the June 16, 1971 edition of The Forest-Blade:
CAPT. DONALDSON AWARDED ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
Captain G. William Donaldson, CE, USA, a Principal Investigator in the Chemistry Division, Physical Sciences Department, at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) received the Army Commendation Medal from Colonel Hugh B. Mitchell, Director, AFRRI in a special ceremony at the Institution. The medal was presented on behalf of Mr. Stanley Resor, Secretary of the Army, to Captain Donaldson for his heroism while stationed at the US Army Engineer Center at Fort Belvoir, VA.
Mrs. Arlene Bennett was the first Emanuel Countian to report an open cotton bloom that season. Although this was the first time Mrs. Bennett brought in an open bloom, she said shes had the first bloom a number of times in the past. She had 4.1 acres of Coker’s cotton in Twin City. The cotton was planted on the full moon in April.