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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 7, 1968, Athens, Alabama But News un Successor To- Alabama Courier Llmdstone Democrat (1888) and tht News Leader (1965) PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK MONDAY AND THURSDAY 5 ATHENS, ALABAMA MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1968 idtion Of UGF Agencies Is Given A budget of for 1969 has been adopted by the Athens-Limestone United Givers Fund. The drive will begin Tuesday, Oct. 15. A breakdown of the 12 participating agencies: Alabama Society for Crippled children, Athens-Limestone Social Milk Fund, Contingent Fund, Lime-stone County Chapter of American Red Cross. Limestone, Lawrence and Morgan Retarded Children, Salvation Army, Tennessee Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of North Alabama, Inc, Tri-County Mental Health Clinic, USO, 4-H Foundation, Alabama Association for Mental Health, Expenses, Non-collectable, 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 include Cub Pasks for boys eight to 11 yaars of age; Scout Troops for boys 11 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 naw units have been started in 1968 and efforts are underway to begin eleven new units as soon as possible. In addition, to the full-time Scout executive, John Cason, 223 of Lime- stone County's leading citizens devote an average of volunteer man-hours per month to the Scouting program. Tneir activities include Scout W-jek displays, Limestone Exposition, District Jamborees, Day Camp activities, etc. An even broader program is planned for 1969. Limestone 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 re- mainder of their funds are used to support state and naaonal programs for crippled children and" for miscell- aneous items. Alabama Association for Mental Health Of the more than patients in the state's three mental institutions, 73 are from Limsstone County. Today, thanks in large measure to the efforts of the Alabama Association for Mental Health, the State allows per day for the care and treatment of these unfortunate people. In 1959 the per diem rate was only In addition, approximately 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, non- governmental, 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 Coaity 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 theGirlScout program. Their 1969 program calls for greater efforts in organizing new troops and getting more Girl Scouts interested in taking advantage of camping opportunities. Local 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 members 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 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 auth- orities and assist in placing such children in the 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 children in Limestone County. Projects of the 4-H Clubs include homemaking and farming improve- ment, 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 further the spiritual, morale and welfare needs of our Armed Forces (which now number more than 3 The USO maintains 54 operations overseas (17 in Vietnam) and 121 in com- munities throughout the United States. USO is non-denomi- 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 the Blood program, in which 2120 pints of blood were collected locally; approximately 500 messages were handled for military families; provided financial help to military families and assisted in securing emergency leaves, compassionate re-assignments and hard- ship discharge; secured 150 volunteers to work in Lime- stone County's hospital and nursing homes; provided swimming lessons in all Athens swimming pools during the summer; attempted (and in most cases were success- ful) 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 Christ- mas, 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 underpriviledged children in Athens and Limestone County, all of this money will be ussd to provide free lunches for the needy children of the ares (in 1960, there were well over such children in Limestone For many children, this is their only balanced meal of the day. Emergency Benevolent Fund (formerly Contingent Money 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 chair m an of the E me rgency Benevolent Find 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 homes in Limestone County are made by local volunteers. Gifts are distributed during these visitations. A new home and 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 has proven otherwise. The Salvation Army also distributes a kit containing toilet articles, etc., to armed forces inductees. MDrgan-Lawrence-Limestone Retarded Children's As- (SEE PAGE TWO) Please Help Us! This is your first edition of the NEWS COURIER, a news- paper that will be dedicated to the betterment of Limestone County (which includes It has been a grueling task in the short period of two days to; get tlie malting JM We 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 will receive only one on each delivery day Monday and Thursday. If you get two, will you please phone 232-2720 or write so that we may get the mailing list in order as quickly as possible? Then, there are those who, regardless of how care- ful 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 per year inside Limestone and adjoining counties until Jan. 1, 1969, and per year outside this area. After Jan. 1, the rate will be in the area and outside. If you so desire you may wait until one of the several 4-H Clubbers visits you within the next lew weeks to either renew or subscribe for the first time. The NEWS COURIER will 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 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 or aiwut 85 per cent total coverage of Limestone County boxholders. Please be patient with us until we can get the sub- scribers' list ia order. THANKS! More 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, pub- lisher; Thompson, general 'manager; Hollice Smith, ese- laitive editor; Bill Nelson, ad- vertising manager; Baylis Hightower, treasurer, in char- ge of records and accounts; and Price Parker, sports editor. The Alabama Courier and Limestone Democrat were pur- chased by The Cullmaa Times, and merged with the News Leader. Thompson said fee entire News Leader staff will be kept in tact, and soon will move from the W. Washington Street ad- dress to the News Courier Building where the Courier and Democrat nave been publislied for the past 11 years. Members of the :vews Lead- er staff, in addition to Thomp- son, Smith, Hightcwer and Parker, include Sandra (Mrs. Wayne) McCaan, who began work the day the News Leader was founded; Betty (Mrs. John M.) Craig, who has been large- ly responsible for the Rogers- ville News; Dorothy (Mrs. Ju- lian) Brooks, aidetoEightower; Miss Ann Mewbourne, machine operator; Joseph Hendrix, com- positor; and George Rose, ad- vertising solicitor. From the Courier and De- mocrat staff, in addition to Nelson, are Mrs. Lola Orr, society and news; Edna (Mrs. Paul) Brackeen, circulation, of- fice supplies and equipment; Joe F. Harrison and Clark Gregg, commercial printing, and Ger- ald W. (Sonny) Turner, news and photography. Sportsmen's Club To Meet The Limestone CountySport- smen's Club will have a spe- cial meeting at p.m. TJrarsday at Gordon Chrysler- Plymouth Co., according to Ed Shelton, presidsnt. DEFENDING CHAMPION Bill Mitchell, left, fiddling sheriff from Lee County Miss., and defending champion of the Tenn- essee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Contest is shown warming up prior to eliminations Saturday as Bill Harrison, president of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers' As- sociation, smiles his approval. Harrison said there were "well over 100" 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 sou of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Boyd of Athens Rt, ville Community} is taking anti- rabies vaccine after being bitten by a rabid fox Saturday, Sept 28. Mrs. Boyd said, "Lot's of Larry's friends will reimeinni- ber 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 grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs, Walter Green, They were at the bam close by the house fixing to get on the back of a track when the fox jumped out from under the track aid Larry by the left leg, biting Mm through thick jeans. Larry's grandfatherhoMowed for someone at the house to bring a rifle and was trying to make the fox tarn loose of the boy's leg. Mrs. Boyd stated, 'The fox finally turned loose when Larry's uncle brought the rifle and shot amd Jailed the fox. It didn't offer to ran." Larry was treated at a hospital and re- leased. The fox's head was sent to a state laboratory. Word was re- ceived 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 hqpes thai it can alert people and prevent the same thing from happening to someone else. I Washington r> I Family Sends 1 Thank You' ii, Athens Limestone County Chamber of Com- I merce received the follow- ing letter last week: y "Gentlemen: "We are a family who will never forget the won- derful people we met as we i passed through Athens, 1 Alabama, You have the 1 most friendly town we passed through on our trip from Indiana to Washington via Florida. "The Alabama Extension Service performed such a wonderful service ora Labor Day weekend by stressing safety. It certainly was a pleasure for us and a con- stant reminder for the re- maining poi tion '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. Limestone County Sheriff M. W. (Buddy) Evans is attempt- ing to secure 20 persons to pledge blood for Jarrett on toe next visit of the bloodmobile. Toe family has already paid for 50 pirate of blood. Toe father made tire request toEvans hoping local persons would be willing to help. Evans asked that persons wishing to give blood to contact his office at 232-0111 or the jail, 232-1530. He said persons would be contacted on (be day before the next visit of fine bloodmoMIe to remind them to give Mood and specify that it be given for Jarrett, Clifford Jarrett is custodial] at First Baptist Church. Brown's Ferry Employs There are persons em- ployed at Brown's Ferry where the nuclear power plant is be ing constructed. The figure includes ployed by TVA and 87 by con- tractors. Visitors to the project last week totaled Following is a weekly pro- gress report issued by TVA concerning the project: Work was begun last week installing the raraltiplate steel corrugated pipe for fee conden- ser water discharge diflfaser system. Field forces are assembling five long sections of each of tine three different size diameter pipes, ranging from 17, 19, and 20-foot 6- (SEE PAGE TvVO) Several Items Taken From House Another house was broken into night in the "East Limestone Community while the family was attending afoot- ball game. The victim was Fred Wales who lives on the East Lime- stone Road on Harvest Rt. 1. 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, 10 boxes of rifle shells, six boxes of .410 shells, six boxes of .20 gauge shells, more than 100 buffalo nickels, dimes which were minted in New Orleans, a plete book of quarters, 17 silver dollars, and 100 rounds of 30-06 reloads. Three houses in toe eastern portion of the county were broken into the previous Friday night Two of those families were attending a football game. 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 bare beard from her to contact Athens police. She was described as being about 5'4" and weighing 125 pounds. Marine PvL Edward E. Wiley, i, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wiley Jr., 702 Acron Hill Circle, 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 will be presented by the University of Alabama "Systems Program Manage- ment" is being influenced by many management techniques- creating a need for the unusual manager with a basic knowledge of many disciplines and more especially their inter-relation- ships. Many times, during and alter pre-prqposal, actual con- Tact awards may hinge on the Program Manager's adeptness, (SEE PAGE TvVO)
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