Athens News Courier, October 10, 1968

Athens News Courier

October 10, 1968

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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 10, 1968, Athens, Alabama NUM BEH 2 Tennessean Is Valley’s New Fiddling Champion In the wee hours of early Sunday morning a Cookeville, Tenn., musician merged as the new Tennessee Valley Fiddle King. Frazier Moss, an articulate Tennessee fiddler, won the junior division and took the judge's preference in the grand finale to win tile crown before a packed house of 3,000 authentic old time music lovers. More than 125 old time musicians representing 12 states converged on the Athens College campus Saturday night marking such an overwhelming success that forced the folklore extravaganza into the Sunday morning hours. Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Association President Bill Harrison, Madison, announced tile convention for next year Saturday, Oct. 4, at Athens College. State fiddling champions crowned Saturday were J. T. Perkins, Boaz, Alabama champ; and Bryson Wilemon, Fulton, Miss., for the Magnolia state. Moss, who was a part of a group representing the Tennessee Folklore Society, beat Sam Spencer, who took the top honors in the senior division (60 years and older). First place winners in competitive events were Mack Samples, Lancaster, N. C., fiddlers; Ethridge Scott, Wood-stock, guitar; D. M. Fox, Boaz, mandolin; Kathy Hulan, Nashville, Term., dulcimer; Tennessee Tune Twisters, Fayetteville, Tenn., fiddling bands; Jeanette Davia, Tennessee Tech, folk singing; Jim Scan-carellis, Charlotte, N. C., harmonica; Arthur Kuykendall, Albertville, old time banjo; Sam Spencer, Burns, Term., senior (SEE PAGE TWO) The slate for Oct. 13 follows: Tanner - ll a.m., Dr. Frank N. Philpot. Bethlehem - 9:30 a.m., Gilbert George, and 7:15 p.m., Bill Graham. Salem -ll a.m., BillGraham. Riddle's Chapel - ll a.m., Binford Turner, and 5:30 p.m., Gilbert George. Lentzville - 9:30 a.m., Earl J. Hargrove. Isom's Chapel - ll a.m.,Robert Lambert. October 20 Parker's Chapel - ll a.m., F rank Looney. Cambridge -7:30p.m., Frank Looney. SALES CLINIC - Among mose attending a sales clinic for merchants Tuesday night at H&H Barbecue Ranch, conducted by Roy Barnett and Associates of McMinnville, Tenn., and sponsored by the News Courier, were from left: Wallace McDow, manager of the Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce; Beasley Thompson, general manager of the News Courier; Jimmy Mann, Sears, Roe buck and Co.; Barnett; Mrs.Rudolph Cox, Merle Norman Cosmetics; Don Killen, Sharp and Killen Department Store; Frank Griffin, Griffin Magnavox Home Entertainment Center; and David Dunnavant, Athens Furniture Distributors. Several other businessmen also attended. (Staff photo by Price Parker) To - The Alabama Courier (1880), Limestone Democrat (1891) and the News Leader PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - MONDAY AND THURSDAY ATHENS, ALABAMA - THURSDAY, OCTOBER IO, 1968 Jones Calls For Area Plans And Development ycees To Sponsor unior Miss Pageant Jaycees today an- Tkhe wives auxiliary, will visit us for the Athens- ( high schools in Limestone fcjBQty in search of applicants Mot this year's pageant. f\iirls who meet the requirements may obtain application blanks when their schools are visited or may obtain them from Carroll, pageant chairman, 206 North Madison St., 232-8076, or Mrs. Mickey Gui-marin pageant coordinator, at the Athens School of Dance on North Jefferson Street. Athens nounced plans Limestone County Junior Miss Pageant, Nov. 23. The Limestone County Junior Miss will compete with 23 other county representatives in January for the title of 1969 Alabama Junior Miss. Announcement of the contest was made by Archie Carroll, chairman of this year's Jaycee Pageant Committee. The local Junior Miss title is given to the high school senior girl between the ages of 16 and 19, never married, who best typifies the ideal American teenager. Judging includes personality, talent, scholastic achievement and personal appearance. The Jaycees and Jayceettes, The girl chosen as the local Junior Miss will be presented various gifts, including Junior Miss trophy. She will also compete in the state contest in January. The state winner will then compete in the national finals in March in Mobile. The national winner shares in the $42,000 America's Junior Miss Scholarship Fund. X-ray Unit To Be Here On Friday North Alabama Tuberculosis X-ray bus will be in Athens Friday, Oct. ll, on the west side of the Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. till noon and from I until 4 p.m. This service is free and is made possible by the purchase of Christmas seals, according to Mrs. Mahlon Dean, secretary of the TB Association. Bailey, Martin Attend Meet Mayor Charles Bailey and Froal Martin, manager of the Athens Water Department, attended the Alabama-Mississippi Waterworks Association Convention at the Tutwiler Hotel in Birmingham Thursday night. Mayor Bailey On Committee Congressman Bob Jones prescribed a method of area type development to the district meeting of the Alabama League of Municipalities at Decatur Inn attended vVednesday by more than IOO North Alabama city executives including Athens Mayor Charles Bailey and Aldermen Malcolm Moore and Leonard McLeroore.    rn    rn    •    _    a Hospital Choir To Sing Four Officials Of City Re-instated By Council The new Athens City Council and Mayor Charles Bailey embarked on a new era of city government here Monday night Government Loans $37,132 To Students Official figures released yesterday show 53 Athens College students have received a total of $37,132 through the National Defense Student Loan Program to assist in obtaining a college education. The NDSL program is designed to identify and educate more of the talented students in the nation. It also establishes at institutions of higher education funds for the purpose of making low interest, long term loans to qualified students in need of financial assistance. The program also includes provisions designed to encourage studies in science, mathematics, engineering, and modern foreign languages. The student receiving an NDSL does not begin payments until the ninth month after gra-ducation or ceases to carry at least one-half of a full academic load, thus giving the borrower an opportunity to secure meaningful employment. Layman’s Day Will ie Observed Layman’s Day will be observed by several Methodist Churches in Limestone County on Oct. 13 or 20. when the five officials went about business passing routine motions and getting their house set in order for the next four years. Appointments made Monday night during the organizational meeting re-instating four city officials - Bill Owens, city clerk; W. W. Malone Jr., city attorney; Jimmy Woodroof, city recorder; arx! Allen Beasley, city treasurer. Alderman Harry Dale Patterson was appointed by Mayor Bailey to serve on tile city's gas board. Although not splitting any rails, the new council moved ahead and elected Alderman Oscar Barker, chairman protein. Mayor Bailey was appointed by the new council to serve a four-year term as superintendent of utilities, a practice that was used by the immediate past administration. His salary as superintendent of utilities is set at $4,800 annually while his annual compensation as the city's mayor is $7,200. As superintendent of utilities, the mayor receives $100 a month for automobile expense. The appointment was made retroactive to Oct. I. Miller Wins Top Prize Miller Elementary School took top prize in the exhibits during the Limestone County Fair promoted by the Negro community last week. Otis Gordon was chairman of the exhibit, while Miss Ella Gordon was chairman of the second place Elkmont elementary exhibit. •    ._ Thomas G. (Buck) Steele installed the new city officials; the Rev. Gerald Champion, pas-to r of Friendship Methodist Church, gave the invocation for the council's first meeting. The new council passed resolution commending former Mayor Robert Allen Tinnon and the former council. In his opening remarks, Mayor Bailey said he would continue to call the former city chief executive "mayor." The council will have its first regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Pct. 14. College T rustees To Meet The board of trustees of Athens College will meet Wednesday, October 16 to adopt bylaws which will set up four committees among trustees to function in as many different areas of college activities. Dr. Frank N. Philpot,president, said, "Committees to be named would include one to deal with the curriculum, a second to handle student personnel services, the third whose responsibility will include development, and the fourth for college business affairs." "The board," said Dr. Philpot, "numbers 31 but there are several vacancies to be filled when the group meets next spring. "William E. Clark, director of public and church relations for the board of education, the Methodist Church, division of higher education, will conduct an orientation session for the new trustees," Philpot added. The remarks from the Eighth District congressman were read by Scottsboro Mayor John T. Reid in the absence of the representative who remained in Washington due to Congress being in session. "To insure a proper future for the people of North Alabama, the confines of artificial geographical barriers must be suspended to embrace area-type development," the congressman commented while his remarks were delivered during a luncheon. Mayor Bailey has been appointed to the Alabama League of Muncipalities Committee of Revenue and Finance. The program, which got under way at 9 a.m., included presentations of federal and state programs, training programs for muncipalities through the University of Alabama, Auburn University, city council organization, budgeting, auditing, sources cf revenue, license schedule revision, ordinance and resolutions and conflicts of interest. Other subjects of discussion were industrial development, establishment of community goals and priorities workable program, county-municipal cooperation, state-municipal cooperation, federal-state-municipal cooperation, and league services and programs. Congressman Jones cited the development of communities and rural area facilities as being of like importance. "It is only natural andproper that the people who live in the rural areas should aspire to the same public facilities and conveniences enjoyed by the citizens of your municipality. "These aspirations are giving birth to a proliferation of water supply districts and other separate, small corporate entities to piovide services to residents of rural areas," the congressman said. Special guest at yesterday's luncheon was Paul Gish Jr., former Athens resident, representing the state attorney general's office. Jyles Machen, Huntsville, represented Congressman Jones. "Area-wide planning and development could make use of financial capabilities which neither your community nor the rural area possess without such consolidation of efforts." He explained that isolation-(SEE PAGE TWO) Bryce Hospital Choir will perform at 5 p. rn. Sunday, Oct. 13, at First Presbyterian Church of Athens, according to tile Rev. Oddvar Berg, pastor. A spokesman for the group said, "The Bryce Hospital Choir is part of our expanding music program at the hospital. Our goals are two-fold: training to lead in worship and therapy. The choir meets for regular rehearsals and sings for Protestant worship services, much like the average church choir. We hope that each member will find his place in a choir when he gets back into his community, and do so with more confidence than ever before. "A person choir by is admitted into the choir by audition and by a doctor's recommendation as part of the patient's treatment. In almost any group of people, music functions as an excellent aid in the process of mixing and socializing. It allows for more self-expression in a nonthreatening manner than almost any other form of communication. "Responding rhythmically, within a fraction of a second, harmonically and melodically requires each individual ^discipline himself as part of a group, Musical performance usually brings a feeling of accomplishment and gratification, which if important to all of us, and which may help to supply security and induce a lowering of anxiety. "Two things primarily distinguish this choir from the average church choir: an extensive touring schedule and a rapit turnover. The choir travels over 2,000 miles each >ear, singing for churches and civic groups all over the state of Alabama. The average me rube rship is around 40, but each year the total membership will be well over IOO. "The choir members enjoy the opportunity to get out into the different communities over the state, meet new people and form new relationships. Also, we feel that it is equally important for the people in the communities to meet and have fellowship with our patients. By having the choir in you coin- (SEE PAGE TWO) Fire Chief A. E. Bumpus is showing her the City of Athens' oldest fire truck — a 1935 Pirsch. This week also marks several other observances. See photo below. WEEK OF MANY WEEKS - There are several special weeks this week, Oct. 6-12. Pretty Nancy Spencer is a 4-H'er, representing 4-H Week. She is reading the News Courier (it's National Newspaper Week) to check for bargains as it is Consumer Education Week. The medicine bottles depict Pharmacy Week. And, the football and Halloween - it’s football season and Halloween will be here Oct. 31. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Spencer of Lester Rt. I. She is a junior at West Limestone High School.    (Staff    photo) The speaker schedule was worked out by the District Board of Lay Activities. NO VOLUNTEER FIREMAN - Miss Joyce A Christmas, an Athens College freshman from Miami, Fla., isn't a volunteer fireman, but she is doing her part in promoting worthwhile cause — National Fire Prevention Week. ;