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The UDC says it also seeks to document the role of Southern women "during the struggle," and their "untiring efforts after the war" in reconstruction the South.

Since the Civil War, the UDC's Web site says, the organization has come "to the aid of the nation in times of crisis," citing civic service during World War I, World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. The organization also sponsors scholarships and awards to outstanding students at the nation's service academies and other schools.

The Guilford UDC chapter, which numbers 105 members, was founded in 1899.

The UDC is not related to the male-only Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Contact Jim Schlosser at 373-7081 or jschlosser@news-record.com

Principal should've gathered facts first

- An editorial by Gilbert Jones

9-2-02 - Greensboro News & Record

Your story, "Aycock bars essay contest" (Aug. 28), demonstrates that cultural insensitivity is alive and well in the Guilford County school system.

Principal Melissa Harrelson describes the United Daughters of the Confederacy as "a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan." I hope that as an educator responsible for our children, Harrelson has adequately researched this subject and has the evidence to support her statement.

I believe that she would be hard pressed to make a statement further from the facts than this. In my opinion, Harrelson is either ill-informed about the UDC or is unfamiliar with the KKK.

I appreciate Harrelson's offer to meet with the UDC to discuss future contests. She should have met with them about this contest before slandering them in the newspaper.
The goal of the UDC essay contest is to encourage and reward students for studying history and writing about it. What are the goals of Aycock Middle School?

Gilbert Jones, Ruffin

The author of the above editorial is the same Mr. Jones that appeared with Dan Rather on CBS Eye on America. Editor

The previous article and editorial was reprinted for informational and educational purposes only.

Civil War reenactor loses child custody battle

A Louisiana Brigade Chaplain, The Rev. Denver P. Hutchens, of Beauregard Camp #130, recently lost a child custody battle when he was judged to be an unfit

parent because of his membership in the Southern Confederate Volunteers and his interest in reenacting Civil War events.
The ruling was handed down in the 328th Judicial District of Texas in the court of Thomas O. Stansbury. Two judges, both SCV members, offered to testify on Hutches' behalf, but were denied the opportunity to testify.

During the proceedings, the opposing counsel stressed the fact that the couple hung a Confederate flag over their historic bed and breakfast in Natchitoches, LA. She asked Mrs. Hutchens if she didn't think that was a horrible example for the children. Mrs. Hutchens said no, she didn't think it was at all. The case has been sent to the Southern Legal Research Center in hopes of appealing this ruling.


National Heritage "OFFENSE" Chairman appointed

Ron Wilson, Commander-in-Chief, has announced his choice for Heritage Defense Chairman and committeemen. Space precludes the listing of all members, but if you know of a Heritage violation first contact Ed Butler, Tennessee Division Heritage Defense Chairman, so that he may coordinate a response through Division and International.

They are all fully prepared to do as the situation requires when informed of any disrespect shown to our mutual Confederate Heritage, up to and including kicking some butt, taking names, and then sending a bill.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of these individuals should advice or assistance be in order.
They are at our service.

Allen Sullivant - Chairman
5700 Stonebrook Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
H-615-373-0058 / W-615-371-0088
E-Mail: scvheritage@bellsouth.net