Athens News Courier, October 7, 1968

Athens News Courier

October 07, 1968

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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 7, 1968, Athens, Alabama Courier Single Copy 5* VOLUME 86_ $50,242 Bu' sp V - a- X? o Successor To - The Alabama Courier (1880), Limestone Democrat (1888) and the News Leader (1965) PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - MONDAY AND THURSDAY ATHENS, ALABAMA - MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1968 NUMBER IExpfF lotion Of UGF Agencies Is Given a. budget of $50,242 for 1969 has been adopted by the Athens-Lirnestone United Givers Fund. The drive will begin Tuesday, Oct. 15. A breakdown of the 12 participating agencies: Alabama Society for Crippled children, $5,000. Athens-Limestone Social Milk Fund, $2,500. Contingent Fund, $2,503. Limestone County Chapter of American Red Cross, $10,382. Limestone, Lawrence and Morgan Retarded Children, $2,000. Salvation Army, $3,200. Tennessee Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America, $14,000. Girl Scouts of North Alabama, In:. $1,500. Tri-County Mental Health Clinic, $500. USO, $360. 4-H Fou idation, $800. Alabama Association for Mental Health, $1,500. Expenses, $1,500. Non-collectable, $1,500. Robert Semmler is president of the UGF and Macon Brock is drive chairman. UGF officials have worked up a brief sketch on each participating agency, as follows: Tennessee Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America -The Boy Scouts of America program helps train boys in leadership, character development, citizenship train ing and physical training. In Limestone County, seventeen organizations sponsor a total of 28 Scouting units. These units incluie Cub Pa:ks for boys eight to ll years of age; Scout Troops for boys ll to 14; and Explorer Posts for boys 14 to 18. By the end of 1968, 650 boys are expected to be engaged in the Scouting program. Nine new units have been started in 1968 and efforts are underway to begin eleven new units as soon as possible. In addition, to the fuH-time Scout executive, Jjhn Cason, 223 of Limestone County’s leading citizens devote an average of 1,661 volunteer man-hours per month to the Scouting program. Tneir activities include Scout Week displays, Limestone Exposition, District Jamborees, Day Camp activities, etc. An even broader program is planned for 1969. Limestoiie County Chapter, Alabama Society for Crippled Children and Adults - This organization provide children free transportation to special clinics and hospitals. It also helps pay for hospitalization, care and treatment and purchase of artifical appliances for Limestone County children. In addition, it helps support an Evaluation and Diagnostic Center which serves local citizens. The remainder of their funds are used to support state ani national programs for crippled children and for miscellaneous items. Alabama Association for Mental Health - Of the more than 10,000 patients in the state’s three mental institutions, 78 are from Lim astone County. Today, thanks in large measure to the efforts of the Alabama Association for Mental Health, the State allows $5.70 per day for the care and treatment of these unfortunate people. In 1959 the per diem rate was only $1.89. In addition, approximately $8)0 is used annually to buy medicine for medically indigent mental patients in Limestone County. This allows them to stay at home rather than having to stay in one of the state institutions. The association is a non-profit, nongovernmental, volunteer agency and depends exclusively on United Appeals for its funds. Girl Scouts of North Alabama, Inc. - As of March, 1968, there were 256 girls in Limestone County enrolled in Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts of North Alabama serves 12 counties in Alabama and two counties in Tennessee. The staff includes nine full-time executive directors, four full-time and two part-time members of the clerical staff. This staff works with local volunteers in carrying on die Girl Scout program. Their 1969 program calls for greater efforts in organizing new troops ani getting more Girl Scouts interested in taking advantage of camping opportunities. L;cal UGF operating expenses - Expenses are kept to a minimum in the local United Givers Fund. The Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, working with UGF board meinoers and officers, helps to coordinate the program. This saves salary and office rent that would have to be paid if a full-time director was employed. Supplies, advertising material, postage and phone calls account for approximately $500 per year. The rest of the money is paid for bookkeeping involved year round in connection with the program. Tri-County Mental Health Clinic - This clinic, located in Decatur, serves Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence Counties. Trained personnel conduct free psychological examinations of children referred to them by school authorities and assist in placing such children in die proper classes in school. They also counsel with the children’s parents and provide continuing psychological attention. 4-H Foundation — The 4-H Foundation works with more than 2,000 children in Limestone County. Projects of the 4-H Clubs include homemaking and farming improvement, courses in public speaking, essay contests, etc. Members of the staff of the Limestone County Extension Service work closely with 4-H Club members and school officials in coordinating programs. USO — The USO is a federation of six volunteer agencies through which the American people furdier the spiritual, morale and welfare needs of our Armed Forces (which now number more than 3 1/2 million). The USO maintains 54 opera! ous overseas (17 in Vietnam) and 121 in communities throughout the United States. USO is non-denoini-national, non-partisan, non-military and depends upon such agencies as our UGF for all its operating funds. Limestone County Chapter of American Red Cross -Highlights of the Red Cross program in Limestone County during the past year include die Blood program, in which 2120 pints of blood were collected locally; approximately SOO massages were handled for military families; provided financial help to military families and assisted in securing emergency leaves, compassionate re-assignments and hardship discharge; secured 150 volunteers to work in Limestone County’s hospital and nursing homes; provided swimming lessons in all Athens swimming pools during the summer; attempted (and in most cases were successful) to have armed forces personnel home within three to five days after they received a death message; plan to provide 75 field gift kits for Vietnam troops for Christmas, 1968. We can all thank God for sparing our area of disasters in recent years, but if we should have a bad storm or other catastrophe, rest assured that the Red Cross would be on the job immediately. County-City free milk and lunch program - Since federal funds are now available to provide milk for underpr iv Hedged children in Athens and Limestone County, all of this money will be used to provide free lunches for the needy children of the ares (in 1960, there were well over 3,000 such children in Limestone County). For many children, this is their only balanced meal of the day. Emergency Benevolent Fund (formerly Contingent Fund)— M uley from this fund is used to provide emergency help to families and individuals who are not eligible for help from other agencies; i.e., victims of fires, medically indigent, those in need of food and fuel, etc. J. C. Chisholm is chairman of the Em: rgency Benevolent Fund and personally determines the eligibility of applicants. Salvation Army - The Salvation Army’s main activities include maintaining a used clothing locker that operates two days a week, providing clothing and shoes to needy persons . It also distributes used furniture to victims of fires. Christmas and Easter visitations to the two nursing homos in Limestone County are made by local volunteers. Gifts are distributed during these visitations. A new home ami hospital for unwed mothers is maintained by the Salvation Army in Birmingham. While we hope that our people will not have need of such a facility, experience lias proven otherwise. Tne Salvation Army also distributes a kit containing toilet articles, etc., to armed forces inductees. M >rgan-Lawrence-Limestone Retarded Children’s As-(SEE PAGE TWO) Please Help Us! This is your first edition of the NE WS COURIER, a newspaper that wiU be dedicated to the betterment of Limestone County (which includes Athens). It has been a grueling task in the short period of two days to get the mailing lists of the News Leader and the Courier and Democrat meshed into one. W'j know there will be several errors. We attempted to take out the names of those who have been receiving all three newspapers so that they wiU receive only one on each delivery day - Monday and Thursday. If you get two, wiU you please phone 232-2720 or write so that we may get the mailing list in order as quickly as possible? Tnen, there are those who, regardless of how careful extra help was in working with the lists, will not receive their newspaper. Will you please call or write, giving your name and address and the expiration date. This will be most helpful. Circulation rate for the NEWS COURIER will be $4 per year inside Limestone and adjoining counties until Jan. I, 1969, and $6 per year outside this area. After Jan. I, the rate will be $5 in the area and $7 outside. If you so desire you may wait until one of the several 4-H Clubbers visits you within tile next few weeks to either renew or subscribe for the first time. The NEWS COURIER wiU pay a good commission to the 4-H members for their work. Advertising rates in the NEWS COURIER will be the same as formerly paid to the News Leader - $1.15 per column inch. However, all advertising contracts with both the News Leader and the Courier-Democrat will be honored until further notice. Advertisers will be glad to know that the combined circulation of the newspaper today is 9,618 or aoout 85 per cent total coverage of Limrstone County boxholder. Please be patient with us until we can get the subscribers’ list in order. THANKS! Mo re Members Of Staff Named Remainder of staff members for the NEWS COURIER, which is being published today for the first time under that heading, were announced by General Manager Beasley Thompson. Appointments announced last week were: Robert Bryan, publisher; Thompson, general manager; Hollice Smith, executive editor; Bill Nelson, advertising manager; Baylis Hightower, treasurer, in charge of records and accounts; and Price Parker, sports editor. The Alabama Courier and Limestone Democrat were purchased by The Cullman Times, and merged with the News Leader. • Thompson said the entire News Leader staff will be kept in tact, and soon will move from the W. Washington Street address to the News Courier Building where the Courier and Democrat have been published for the past ll years. Members of the News Leader staff, in addition to Thompson, Smith, Hightower and Parker, include Sandra (Mrs. Wayne) McCann, who began work the day the News Leader was founded; Betty (Mrs. John M.) Craig, who has been largely responsible for the Rogersville News; Dorothy (Mrs. Julian) Brooks, aide to Hightower; Miss Ann Mewbourne, machine operator; Joseph Hendrix, compositor; and George Rose, advertising solicitor. From the Courier and Democrat staff, in addition to Nelson, are Mrs. Lola Orr, society and news; Edna (Mrs. Paul) Brackeen, circulation,office supplies and equipment; Joe F. Harrison and Clark Gregg, commercial printing, and Gerald W. (Sonny) Turner, news and photography. Sportsmen ’s Club To Meet The Limestone County Sportsmen’s Club will have a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Gordon Chrysler-Plymouth Co., according to Ed Shelton, president. DEFENDING CHAMPION - Bill Mitchell, left, fiddling sheriff from Lee County (Tupelo), Miss., and defending champion of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Contest is shown warming up prior to eliminations Saturday as Bill Harrison, president of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers’ Association, smiles his approval. Harrison said there were “well over IOO” contestants in the event which was held in the Athens College gymnasium. Contestants came from eight states, Harrison said. They were Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and New York. (Staff photo) DISPLAYS HOMEMADE FIDDLES - Jim McGlocklin of the Leggtown Community displays fiddles at the second annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention Saturday at Athens College. McGlocklin said he made everything the fiddles are made of except the strings. (Staff photo) Youth Bitten By Rabid Fox Larry Gordon, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Boyd of Athens Rt. 6(Lentz-ville Community} is taking antirabies vaccine after being bitten by a rabid fox Saturday, Sept. 28. Mrs. Boyd said, “Lot’s of Larry’s friends will remember him as the little two-year old boy who was in the hospital about seven years ago and had part of both feet amputated.” Larry and three brothers were at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Green. They were at the barn close by the house fixing to get on the back of a truck when the fox jumped out from under the truck and grabbed Larry by the left leg, biting him through thick jeans. Larry’s grandfather hollowed for someone at the house to bring a rifle and was trying to make the fox turn loose of the boy’s leg. Mrs. Boyd stated, “The fox finally turned loose when Larry’s uncle brought the rifle and shot and killed the fox. It didn’t offer to run.” Larry was treated at a hospital and released. The fox’s head was sent to a state laboratory. Word was received Tuesday that the animal was rabid. Therefore, Larry began receiving anti-rabies shots afterwards on Tuesday and is to receive 14 shots. Mrs. Boyd said there have been at least a dozen foxes seen in the Lentizville area in the last two weeks. Mrs. Boyd, the former Evel-ene Green, requested that this be published in hopes that it can alert people and prevent the same thing from happening to someone else. Washington Family Sends 'Thank You’ Athens - Limestone County Chamber of Commerce received the following letter last week: “Gentlemen: “We are a family who will never forget the wonderful people we met as we passed through Athens, Alabama. You have the most friendly town we passed through on our trip from Indiana to Washington via Florida. “The Alabama Extension Service performed such a wonderful service on Labor Day weekend by stressing safety. It certainly was a pleasure for us and a constant reminder for the remaining portion of our trip. “So, thank you, Athens! “The Howard Snider family, “Everett, Wash.” Begins Course Athens Postmaster Leonard Moyers, a commander in the Naval Reserve, today began undergoing two weeks of am-phious schooling in the Naval Reserve at Little Creek, Va. Blood Is Needed For Special Cause Bobby Jarrett, about 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Jarrett of N. Marion Street, Athens, is in Detroit (Mich.) General Hospital where he has been given 50 pints of blood and needs 20 more. The father left Saturday for Detroit to be with his son. The young man suffered severe nose bleeding while young. The trouble has arisen again. Lim3stone County Sheriff M. W. (Buddy) Evans is attempting to secure 20 persons to pledge blood for Jarrett on the next visit of the bloodmobile. The family has already paid for 50 pints of blood. The father made the request toEvans hoping local persons would lie willing to help. Evans asked that persons wisliing to give blood to contact his office at 232-0111 or the jail, 232-1530. He said persons would be contacted on the day before the next visit of the bloodmobile to remind them to give blood and specify that it be given for Jarrett. Clifford Jarrett is custodian at First Baptist Church. Several Items Taken From House Another house was broken into Friday night in the East Limestone Community while the family was attending a football game. The victim was Fred Wales who lives on the East Limestone Road on Harvest Rt. I. Limestone County Sheriff M. W. (Buddy) Evans said entrance was gained by cutting a screen and breaking a window. Wales listed the following as missing: gray portable safe a-bout 15” by 20” containing important papers, old silver and Kennedy half-dollars, bolt action Mosberg .22 rifle with scope, bolt action .410 gauge Mosberg shotgun, IO boxes of rifle shells, six boxes of .410 shells, six boxes of .20 gauge shells, more than IOO buffalo nickels, dimes which were minted in New Orleans, a complete book of quarters, 17 silver dollars, and IOO rounds of 30-06 reloads. Three houses in the eastern portion of the county were broken into the previous Friday night. Two of those families were attending a football game. Brown’s Ferry Employs 1,569 There are 1,659 persons employed at Brown’s Ferry where the nuclear power plant is being constructed. The figure includes 1,562 employed by TVA and 87 by contractors. Visitors to the project last week totaled 2,077. Following is a weekly pegless report issued by TVA concerning the project: Work was begun last week installing the multiplate steel corrugated pipe for the condenser water discharge diffuser system. Field forces are assembling five seventy-foot long sections of each of the three different size diameter pipes, ranging from 17, 19, and 20-foot 6-(SEE PAGE TvVO) Mrs. Readith Cline Pitts, 17, of Kent City, Mich., and formerly of Limestone County, is listed as missing. Members of her family here asked that if any relatives have heard from her to contact Athens police. She was described as being about 5’4” and weighing 125 pounds. Marine Pvt. Edward E. Wiley, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wiley Jr., 702 Acron HiilCircle, Athens, was graduated from eight weeks of recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego recently. A short course in “Systems Program Management” will be presented by the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Nov. 4-8. “Systems Program Management” is being influent ed by many management techniques, creating a need for the unusual manager with a basic knowledge of many disciplines and more especially their inter-relationships. Many times, during and after pre-proposal, actual contract awards may hinge on the Program Manager’s adeptness, (SEE PAGE TWO) ;