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									                                                                                                                                                                                                       * * * * Savannah News-Press • Sunday, October 10,1993 - 11A
Rabies Fighters                                                                                     brothers Dan and Lew Snowden              in a telephone interview.                                    Documents kept by the family               were not lamenting slavery, but
Feed Animals                                    Dixie                                               said, "They taught 'Dixie* to Dan
                                                                                                    Emmett."
                                                                                                        Following the family's path
                                                                                                                                                  "White folks wrote to them con-
                                                                                                                                              stantly asking for songs they had
                                                                                                                                              heard them perform/' he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        who took her to Ohio note with pride
                                                                                                                                                                                                        that their "colored cousins" wrote
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      there was a strong sense of toss of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      family, tradition and culture.... To
                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Dixie," Sacks said.                          be in the North and be free was not
                                                                                                    proved difficult because the last             Emmett left Mount Vernon in the                          Historians who credit the song to          an entirely positive experience for
To Save Them                                    Continued From Page 1A
                                                                                                    member of the family died in 1923.
                                                                                                    But Sacks found the Snowden family
                                                                                                                                              1830s to begin his career and found-
                                                                                                                                              ed the first black-faced minstrel
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Emmett agree it was rewritten                 an African-American family."
                                         Mississippi, where he directs the                                                                                                                              many times by many people to suit                Also, he said, slaves developed
                                         Center for the Study of Southern Cul-                      home. Next door was a woman               troupe in 1843. But he returned to                        various causes. The version Emmett
By LAURAN NEERQAARD                      ture.                                                      whose grandfather administered the        Mount Vernon often to visit his in-                       sang on Broadway was a comical                the language of irony and that is
The Associated Press                        If the Sackses' research is cor-                        estates of the last family members.       laws, who lived next door to the                          story about a husband who runs out            prevalent in the song.
                                         rect, 'It's a lesson in the irony of our                   She had kept musical instruments, a       Snowdens.                                                on the "old missus "                              "It was an important strategy in
    ATHENS - Mary Poppins used a history and the naivete of those who                               family album and a box of corre-             Sacks said the matriarch of the                           Many of the words now associat-            slavery because you had to present a
spoonful of sugar to make the medi- attach special meanings to a song,"                             spondence that provided details of        Snowden family, Ellen Cooper Snow-                        ed with the song - such as "old               certain front to whites. If you didn't,
cine go down. But she was dealing he said. "It's interesting to add to                              the Snowden family.                       den, was born a slave in Maryland in                      times there are not forgotten" -              you could be whipped or sold," he
with children. It's a lot trickier for the irony of songs like "Suwannee,"                             Sacks said the family lived            1817. At 10, her owner freed her and                     were not part of Emmett's version.             said.
rabies fighters baiting the forest written by a man who never saw the                               across the street from a tavern and       sent her to Mount Vernon to work for                         But through all of the rewrites,
with tasty tidbits to save wildlife.                                                                                                          his cousins.                                                                                               When the Civil War broke out,
                                         river but chose the name because it                        stagecoach stop and started enter-                                                                  historians say the opening line and           "Dixie" was played at Jefferson Da-
    Imagine you're a hungry raccoon fit nicely into the music.''                                    taining travelers in 1890 with a style       Sacks said she was one of the few                     chorus have remained the same. So
prowling the wilds of scenic Cape                                                                   that later became parodied in min-        blacks on the Ohio frontier and al-                                                                     vis' inauguration in Montgomery
                                            Sacks, chairman of the anthro-                                                                                                                             why would a freed slave "wish I was            and it became a fixture at Southern
May in New Jersey, unaware of the pology department at Kenyon Col-                                  strel shows. The family show later        though she married and raised sev-                       in the land of cotton"?
rabies epidemic plaguing the North- lege near Mount Vernon, said his                                                                          en children to adulthood, none of                                                                       political rallies for the next 100
                                                                                                    traveled within a 70-mile radius of                                                                    The reason, Sacks said, is the             years. But it started disappearing
east. You catch a whiff of a delicious quest for the author of "Dixie"                              Mount Vernon.                             them married and had children. The                       lack of other blacks in the area and
fishy-smelling morsel that looks like started after a friend found an aban-                                                                   reason: The closest black family                                                                        from the political landscape after
                                                                                                       'They were performers primari-                                                                  the loss of contact with Mrs. Snow-            white Democrats started courting
a dog biscuit.                           doned cemetery. A marker for                               ly for white audiences," Sacks said       was a day's ride away.                                   den's family in Maryland. "They
    Yum-yum.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          new black voters in the 1970s.
    Bingo, you've just been inoculat-
ed by a dose of rabies vaccine hid-
den inside. Cost: $2.
    "We want to add one more tool in
terms of preventive medicine," said
Dr. Charles Rupprecht, rabies chief
at the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention in Atlanta. "It could
save an incredible amount of mon-
ey."
    Doctors once could fight rabies
only by warning people to "avoid wild
animal carriers and to keep their
pets vaccinated. Now, scientists
have developed vaccine-laced oral
baits that allow animals to inoculate
themselves simply by eating.                                                              YOUR
    And health officials are studying
dozens of other diseases they could
fight the same way. But it's not as
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specific animal will get the vac-
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                                                     China and Gifts...Not available at National Hills or Aiken                                                                                                                     Chi.i.i and GUIS...Not available ji National Hills or Aiken
cine/ said Dr. Victor Nettles of the
University of Georgia, who is testing
baits for animals ranging from the
mongoose in Antigua to wild pigs on
coastal Georgia's Ossabow Island.
    "If another animal gobbles your
bait, you've just lost a lot of mon-
ey," Nettles said. "Then, you also
have to make sure if another animal
or a child gets the vaccine, it won't
hurt him."
    There's a lot to consider. Each
animal likes different kinds of food
and needs different vaccine dosages.
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 ample hung in trees or distributed
 early in the morning - for animals'
 eating habits.
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                                                           2 for 1                            GOBLETS
                                                                                             & ICE TEAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                   NIKKO
                                                                                                                                                                                             "CHRISTMASTIME"
 enough that animals chew them, and
 taste good enough that they don't
 spit them out.
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                                                    MIKASA & GORHAM STEMWARE
                                                      Reg. 14.00-30.00, Sale 2 for $t 4 - 2 for $30
                                                                                                                                                                                            OR "HAPPY HOLIDAYS"
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mfg. Sugg. Retail 100.00.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      China ,md Gitls...
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Not available <it National Hills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           25% off
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     A field test of the vaccine stopped              Reg. 25.00-44.00, Sale 2 for $25 - 2 for $39                                                                                                          or Aiken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reg. 16.00-375.00.
 the raccoon rabies epidemic from                    China and Gifts...Nol available at National Hills or Aiken
 spreading into New Jersey's Cape                                                                                                                                                                                                    China and Citts.. Not availahUvat National Hills or Ai-ki-n

 May peninsula. The CDC is working
 with New York and Massachusetts
 to set up similar raccoon trials and
 with"Texas to combat an outbreak in
 coyotes.



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    In any case, Channell said this
 year's festival seemed to be more
 crowded than ones in recent years.
    At Orleans Square, German-
 American Day will be observed at 5
 p.m. with music by Armstrong State
 Community Band and local dancers
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                                                                                                                                                   Mf.g. Sugg, Retail. Reg. 7.00-40.00.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Reg. 24.95-29.95.
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Church activities building at Whita-
 ker and 32 streets.
    Savannahians can continue their
 multicultural culinary experiences
for the next few days. Today Con-                                                                                                                                                                    LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     j§
gregation Mickve Israel hosts the
 "Hard Lox Cafe," a Jewish Food
 Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monte-
rey Square.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALL
    The Savannah Greek Festival
with food and crafls runs Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SIZES
through Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at
the Hellenic Community Center, 14
W. Anderson St. Admission is $2 ex-
cept Thursday and Friday before 4
p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              PATCHWORK
    Ethnic food for the brain this
week includes the 1993 Black Heri-
tage Festival gospel jubilee today at
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St. Philip Monument AME Church at                                                                                                                                                                             MATCHING SHAMS, 19.99.
613 Martin Luther King Blvd. It runs
through Oct. 17.
    The celebration begins at 6 p.m.
A video series will run from 9:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the
Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. A
block party will be held at 7 p.m.
Friday in the 500 Block of East Hun-
tingdon Street.
    Various rhythm and blues bands
will play at the Savannah Civic Cen-
ter Arena Saturday A grand finale
dance performance will cap the her-
itage festival at 7 p.m Oct. 17 at the
civic center.




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