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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 15, 1968, Athens, Alabama                                 ' ''  Э ' --M  7.    "■  lÊÊÊfi,  , •    / 'iV-  ■«Wti ¥ mt KliUOytW  vowm 86  Countywide Scout Drive Launched  Athens Will Participate In FSU Homecoming Parade  Athens High School band will be among 12 area high school bands participating in Florence State University’s homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 19.  They will be led by FSU’s “Pride of Dixie” unit.  The other bands will include Lexington, Rogersville, Fairview, Coffee, Central, Bradshaw, Deshler, Colbert Heights, Russellville, Colbert County High and Rogers.  A tall, attractive brunette from Tuscumbia will reign over homecoming festivities.  Sharon Gusmus, a sophomore  majoring inbioloby, was elected by popular vote of the student body, along with four members of her court.  The four court members, all  639 X-rays Are Given  A total of 639 X-rays were given persons Thursday during a visit of the North Alabama Tuberculosis X-ray unit on the Athens courthouse square.  The service was free and was made possible by the purchase of Christmas Seals, according to Mrs. Mahlon Dean, secretary to the TB association.  juniors, are Barbara Marston, Martha McCorkle, both of Florence; Nancy Long, Red Bay; and Gail Painter, Tuscumbia.  The annual FSU homecoming day will start with coffee and registration for alumni at 8 a.m. in the Student Union. The next event of the day is the big parade through downtown Florence, scheduled to start at 10:15.  Following the parade, the alumni-faculty-friends lunch-  (SEE PAGE TWO)  Publication Day Changed  Publication of the NEWS COURIER has been changed—at least temporarily— from Monday until Tuesday. That is why today’s edition is a day later than usual.  The Thursday paper will continue to be published on Wednesday nights in time for you to get it in the mail Thursday morning.  If you have a preference of whether you had rather receive a paper on Monday that is published on Saturday night or a paper that is published on Monday night for Tuesday’s mail, please let us know by writing. No phone calls, please!  3 Limestone Cattlemen To Represent Alabama At National Convention  Three Limestone County cattlemen have been elected to represent Alabama members of the American Angus Association at the organization’s annual metting Dec. 3 in Chicago.  t They are Mack Maples, Billy Maples and R. L. Morris, all of the Elkrnont area.  R. L. Morris, a registered Angus cattle breeder from near Elkrnont, hasbeenelected to represent Alabama members of the American Angus Association at the annual meeting Dec. 3 in Chicago.  Alabama will be represented this year by 13 delegates at the annual meeting during the International Livestock Ex-psoition. Delegates from every state in the union meet each year to elect officers and new  members to the board of directors, and conduct other official business of the Association.  The American Angus Association, with headquarters in St. Joseph, Missouri, is the largest beef cattle registry organization in the world. It is composed of 50,000 active adult members and 12,000 junior members. During the 1968 fiscal year these people registered 406,310 head of bulls and heifers and transferred the registration papers (sold) 404,384 head of cattle.  Alabama breeders during the past year registered 8.819 head of Angus cattle and transferred 6,215 head. In addition 220 adults and 40 youngsters from Alabama were elected to membership in the American Angus Association during the past year.  Bill Smith Re-appointed As Trustee  Former City Councilman William D. (Bill) Smith has been re-appointed by Gov. Albert P. Brewer to represent the Eighth District on the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf aiKl Blind in Talladega.  His term will expire Nov, 28, 1972.  Negro Baby’s Life Spared  A newborn baby of an indigent Negro mother is in a Birmingham hospital...and alive through the efforts ofDr.W.S. Pennington and Limestone County Sheriff M. W. (Buddy) Evans.  Dr. Pennington téléphonée Sheriff Evans Friday and told him the bady had only about two hours to live unless a defective birth problem could be corrected.  And, for the matter to be corrected the child needed to be taken to a Birmingham hospital Therefore , Sheriff Evans, who furnished his own car and expenses, rushed the child to Birmingham for the emergency operation.  13,067 Bales Of Cotton Are Ginned  There have been 13,067 bales of cotton ginned so far this season in Limestone County, according to a tally taken Thursday by Extension Service personnel.  Through Nov. 13 of last year, only 535 bales bales had been ginned.  Meetings Tonight At City Schools  A countywide drive has been launched to recruit additional Boy Scouts and organize a Scouting unit at each school in Limestone County.  John Cason, Scout executive for the Limestone District of the Tennessee Valley Council,  VISIT BOYS RANCH - Three Limestone County persons are shown Saturday on a visit to the Alabama Sheriffs Boys Ranch near Selma. Posing with one of the boys  at the Ranch are, from left, Hugh Strain, Athens Mayor Charles Bailey and Limestone County Sheriff M. W. (Buddy) Evans.  Shrubbery Being Given To State Boy’s Ranch  Hugh Strain, Athens nurseryman, is donating a trailer load of shrubbery to beautify the Alabama S!feriff*s Boys Ranch near Selma.  Strain, Limestone County Sheriff M. W. (Buddy) Evans and Athens Mayor Charles Bailey went by plane Saturday to the Ranch to determine how many and what type shrubs are needed to landscape the  buildings.  The rented a plane which was Bailey.  Sheriff Evans said the shrubs will be hauled free to the Ranch by Flanagan Lumber Co.  There are 18 boys including one from Limestone at the Ranch. Sheriff. Evans said the Ranch will take in 14 more boys as soon as some inside work on a new building is completed.  State Music Teachers Hold Meet At Cal-Tech  Approximately 75 music teachers attended the Fall Music Conference, sponsored by the Elementary and String Divisions of the Alabama Music Educators Association at John C. Calhoun State Technical Junior College and Holiday Inn Downtown in Decatur last week.  The Elementary Division consists of music teachers in elementary schools and the String Division is composed of violin and orchestra directors and teachers.  The music conference began Thursday morning and concluded Friday afternoon.  Opening speech of the conference was by John Davies, assistant director of the Ford Foundation Contemporary Music Project, Music Educators National Conference, Washington, D. C. The remairder of the morning, excluding registration, was spent in group meetings.  Thursday afternoon, George R. Curlington, music director of East AlabamaString Project. Auburn University, discussed “Should Music Be Taught in the School System?” And, Oliver Roosevelt, lively arts editor ard critic for The Birmingham News, presented a program entitled, “Musical Tour of Eur-  CLKME.N'TS HIGH GUEL.N-Clements High S-litM.l lieshiimn Patsy Hampton (right) was cr-iWiied homec uiiiiiiK queen Friday night.  Miss Hampton is the daughter of Mr. aid Mrs. Leo Hampton of Athens Rt. 5.  (Staff photo by Sonny Turner)  Owens Sets  Harvest  Festival  Annual Harvest Festival at Owens Junior High School will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the school.  There will be a county store,grab bag, fish poid. cake walk, spook room, and games. A King ard Queen aid Price aid Princess will also be crowned.  The event is being sponsored by the school’s PTA.  ope.”  Thursday night in the college cafeteria, Roosevelt was the keynote speaker. His topic was “Music In Alabama: The Critic Speaks.” Musical presentations were by Cal-Tech musical groups and Karl Oliver, Cal-Tech piano instructor. The Chorale and Madrigal Singers were directed by Miss Frances Moss. The Cal-Tech Stage Baid was directed by Robert E. Stephens and Earl Pettey.  That program was followed by a “Music Conference Orchestra,” with audience participation under the direction of Curlington.  On Friday morning, there was a coflee session, group meetings, discussion on “Planning and Implementing Music Projects,” various programs for those in the String Division, various programs for members of the Choral Division and elementary music teachers.  The afternoon program featured a demonstration on “Key-tHjard Experiences in the Classroom.” This event was followed by a business session and adjournment.  Jimmy New of Wedowee is chairman of the Elementary Division of A ME A ard Michael Gattozzi of the University of Alabama is chairman of the String Division of AMEA.  Chicken Stew Set At Elkrnont  Elkmont Parent-Teach-ers AssociaUgu will soon-'.sor a ehlclcen stew Friday, October 18, prior toliome-coming festivities at the school.  Serving will begin at 5 p.m. aid plates will be 75 cents for adults and 50 cents for children.  A homecoming parade will precede the supper and the Elkmont-Blanche football game, according to Mrs. Robert Lauderdale, publicity chairman.  Mrs. Billy Maples is PTA president.  said some meetings will be held tonight (Tuesday) at 7 o’clock at all four city elementary schools-Athens, West Athens, Newman and Miller.  Cason stated, “At these meetings, we will have representatives for Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting at each school. Those attending will he told about each of the programs and then the boys wishing to join can be registered and assigned to units. Where new units are needed, attempts will be made to organize them. To adequately staff these, we need not only boys, but adults, too.”  All boys in the third through sixth grades attending either of the four schools are invited to go to the school they attend as students.  Similar meetings have already been held at Reid School where a Cub pack is being organized; Owens where plans are being made for a Cub pack and Scout troop; and organizational work is under way for units at Greenbrier and New Hope.  Meetings are scheduled for Oct. 21 at Pleasant Grove; Nov. 4, East Limestone; Nov. 5, Piney Chapel; and Nov. 7, West Limestone, Others will be scheduled Cason asserted.  He said, “his is a part of our eight-year plan for Boy-power Manpower. In our district, we are trying to reach one out of every three boys through Scouting. Now, we have one out of five.”  The national average now is one out of four and the goal by 1976 is to have that average down to one out of three.  Cason commented, “County and city schools have been real cooperative with us.”  Limestone Eligible For Loans  All seven counties in the Eighth District have been declared eligible for emergency farm loans. Rep. Bob Jones and Senators John Sparkman and Lister Hill said Monday.  This includes the counties of Limestone, Colbert, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison and Morgan.  The emergency loan program is available through the Farmers Home Administration in each county and is limited to established farmers who are unable to obtain credit from other sources.  The emergency loäflprogram was made available for the area because of drought and other severe weather conditions which reduced farm production this year.  Man Charged With Burglary  Bobby Junior Duncan, 28, of Rt. 2, Toney, is in Limestone County Jail facing a charge of first degree burglory.  Preliminary hearing will be Friday before Special Judge Bruce Sherrill who is filling in for vacationing County Judge D. L. Rosenau.  Jere Trent has been appointed to represent Duncan who was arrested Friday night.  Duncan is charged with breaking into the residence of Mrs. Cloyd Haney near Bethel.  Family Has Won 35 Ribbons, 14 Trophies With Horses  Nursery Office Broken Into  Strain’s Nursery on Highway 31 was broken into and several items taken over the weekend.  Limestone County Sheriff M, W. (Buddy) Evans said several hundred dollars worth of tools were stolen. Entrance was gained by going through the east window of the office building.  Glass was also broken out of the front door of Salem washateria over the weekend.  The Lewie Brooks family of Pleasant Grove has won 35 ribbons and 14 trophies...quite a feat for their first summer of competition.  The family has also built an arena and sponsored six horse shows this past summer, but most of their ribbons and trophies were won in competition at other contests.  One show a month was held on Saturday nights during the summer and the last activity this season will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.  Circle B. Appaloosa Ranch.  There were an average of 250 to 300 participants in each show, Mrs. Brooks said.  Attendance ranged up to approximately 1,500.  The shows are open to anyone wishing to participate. Although it’s mostly amateurs who participate, there have been some fancy horses ridden in competition there. Among them was an appaloosa, Okey’s Hot Spot, owned by Dean Sims of Trinity. That animal placed third in an international show in Oklahoma.  Name of the Brooks farm is    family    sponsor  the shows? Mrs. Brooks answered: To promote horses, especially appaloosas; it’s a good pasti. ie, a family sport in which every member of the family can participate and it’s clean and wholesome fun.  Mr. and Mrs. Brooks have five children: Debbie, 13, Dianne, 11; Stanley, 8; Dwight, 6; and Sandra, 2. All of them ride horses, even Sandra who has taken part in lead-line classed (where children sit on the horses and someone leads the horse).  Mrs. Brooks believes that lel-(SEE PAGE TvvO)  RIBBONS - Mrs. Lewie Brooks holds blue ribbons and one of her family’s 12 register-  ed appaloosa horses. Tliis is a three-year-old stallion.    (Staff    photo)   

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