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ГЧ Thé¿rl (0«iiift“Âé9ÎàJe| tiQlOii^ 1Ш8^1!1Ш be рптаШ  ш^^ЦцМ/  Vmm,  mth  »L  Шрвп  a&â  Фил /state чЩфЩ Ы the шёт "  , 1йиоШ$Л1щ  •1 «imter sbarss te Iba I i^Amerlca^s Jchoîarstep Fend.,  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 100 North Alabama city executives including Athens Mayor Charles Bailey and Aldermen Malcolm Moore and  Hospital Choir To Sing  Four Officials Of City Re-instated By Council  NO VOLUNTEER FIREM^VN - Miss Joyce 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.  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.  The new Athens City Counctt and Mayor Charles Bailey em-* barked on a new era of pity government here Monday highb  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 fuiyls 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  WEEK OF MANY WEEKS - There are several ^ecial weeks this week, Oct. 6-12. Pretty Nancy Spencer is a4-H'er, representing 4-H Week. She is reading the News Courier (it's National Newspaijer 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. 1. She is a junior at West Limestone High School.    (Staff    photo)  Day Will Be 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; and Allen Beasley, city treasurer.  Alderman Harry Dale Patterson was appointed by Mayor Bailey to serve on the 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. 1.  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.  Thomas G. (Buck) Steele installed the new city officials; the Rev. Gerald Champion,pastor of FrleiKiship Methodist Church, gaxe the Invocation for the council's first meeting.  The new council passed a resolution commending former Mayor Robert Allen Tinnon and i:he former council. Inhisqpen-,ng remarks. Mayor Bailey said le would continue to call the former city chief executive “mayor."  The council will have its first regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.  College Trustees 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, second to handle student personnel services, the third whose responsibility will include development, and the fourth for college business affairs.''  “The board," said Dr. Phil-pot, “numbers 31 but there are several vacancies to be filled when the group meets nex spring.  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 irograms. training programs or muncipalities through the University of Alabama, Auburn University, city council organization, budgeting, auditing, sources of 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.  Bryce perform Oct, 13,  Hospital  Choir will at 5 p. m. Sunday, at First Presbyterian Church 'of Athens, according to the Rev. Oddvar Berg, pastor.  Congressman Jones cited the development of communities and rural area facilities as being of like importance.  “It is only natural and proper 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 utlier separate, small corporate entities to piovide services to residents of rural areas," the congressman said.  Tennessean Is Valley’s New Fiddling Champion  In the wee hours of early Sunday morning a Cookeville, Tenn., musician merged as tlie new Tennessee Valley Fiddle King.  Frazier Moss, an articulate Tennessee fiddler, won the junior division and took the judge's preierence in the grand finale to win tlie crown before a packed house of 3,000 autlientic 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 suci ess that lor':e<J thetolkbue  extravaganza into the Sunday morning hours.  Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Association President Bill Harrison, M^ison, announced tlie convention for next year Saturday, Oct. 4, at Athens College.  State iiddliug champions crowned Saturday were J. T. Perkins, Boaz, Alabama champ; and Bryson wllemon, Fulton, Miss., for the Magnolia state.  Moss, who was a part of a group representing the Teiui-essee 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., fiddle ris; Ethridge Scott, Wood-stock, guitar; D. M. Fox, Boaz, mandolin; Kathy Hulan, Nashville, Tenn., dulcimer; Tennessee Tune Twisters, Fayetteville, Tenn., fiddling baiKls; Jeanette Davia, Tennessee Tech, folk singing; Jim Scan-carellis, Charlotte, N. C.. harmonica; Arthur Kuykendall, Albertville, old time banjo; Sam Spencer, Burns, Tenn., senior  (ShE PAGE lAvO)  Otis Gordon was chairman of the exhibit, while Miss Ella Gordon was chairman of the second place Elkmont elementary exhibit.  “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," Phllpot added.  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 develqirnent could make use of financial capabilities which neither your community nor the rural area possess without such consolidation of efforts."  He explained that isolation-PAGE I'vVO)  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 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 tlian almost any other form of communication.  “Responding rhythmically, within a fraction of a second, harmonically and melodically requires each individual to 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 tlie average church choir: an extensive touring scliedule and a rap it turnover. The choir travels over 2,000 miles each jear, singing for churches and civic groups all over the state of Alabama. The average mem-bershij) is around 40, but each year the total membership will be well over 100.  “The clioir members enjoy the opportunity to get out into the different communities over the state, meet new people and form new relationships. Also, we feel tliat it is equally important tor the people in the commanities to meet and have fellowship with our patients. By having the choir in you com-  (SEE PAGE rwO)  The speaker schedule was worked out by the District Board of Lay Activities.  The slate for Oct. 13 follows:  Tanner - 11 a.m.. Dr. Frank N. Phllpot.  Bethlehem — 9:30 a.m., Gilbert George, ami 7:15 p.m., Bill Graham.  Salem -11 a. m„ BUI Graliam.  Riddle's Chapel - U a.m., Blnford Turner, and 5:30 p.m., Gilbert George.  Lentzvllle - 9:30 a.m., Earl J. Hargrove.  Isom's Chapel - 11 a.m., Robert Lambert.  October 20  Parker's Chapel - U a.m., Frank Looney.  Cambridge -7:30p.m., Frank Looney.  SALES CLINIC - Among uiose attending a sales clinic for merchants Tuesday night at H<SiH Barbecue Ranch, conducted by Roy Barnett and Associates ot McMiiuivUle, Tenn and sponsored by the News Courier, were from left* Wallace McDow, manager of the Athens-Lime stone 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 Kuien Department Store;  Frank Griffin, Griffin Maguavox Home Entertainment Center;  and David Dunnavant. Athens Furniture Distributors, Several  other businessmen also attended.    .    .    .    ч  (Stati photo by Price Parker)   

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