Athens News Courier, October 24, 1968

Athens News Courier

October 24, 1968

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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 24, 1968, Athens, Alabama A ATHENS News Courier Single Copy 5< .O' .A* V VOLUME66 jccessor To - The Alabama Courier (1880), Limestone Democrat (1891) and the News Leader (1965) PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND THURSDAY ATHENS, ALABAMA - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1968 NUMBER 6 $50,000 Suit Results From Injury Dr. Lambert Will Head Christmas Seal Campaign NEARLY THAT TIME OF YEAR - Don't forget to turn your clock back an hour Saturday night, Oct. 26, lest you want to be somewhere an hour late on Sunday. Reminding you that Saturday night you will gain the hour you lost in the spring when the Daylight Saving Time went into effect is pretty Nanci Smith, Athens High School senior. The clocks are part of a collection owned by Dub Green-haw.    (Staff    photo    by    Sonny    Turner) chools Adopt 3,300,305 Budget Dr. Charles W. Lambert has been named Limestone County chairman of the 1968 Christmas Seal Campaign, according to an announcement today by Tanzers Placed On Pro ba ti on Douglas and JeffTanzer, fur- j mer Athens College students who had been charged with pus- | session of marijuana, have been I given two-year suspended sen- ! fences and placed on probation j for three years. The sentences were handed I out this week by Circuit Judge James N. Bloodwort! atter re- j ceiving reports that the brot- | hers from Great Neck, N.Y., j are attending college in their home state and are making J “excellent scholastic progress.” The brothers, aged 20 and 18, were charged with possession of marijuana after Police Chief A.B. Lightfooot led a raid on their dormitory room. The two ph lesser charge a narcotic. adod of pc uilty to a session of UGP Drive Limestone County Board of Education has adopted a budget of $3,300,905 for the current school vear. Not receipts for the 1968-69 school year are anticipa ted at $3,300,305. State revenues to the sys- j tem are anticipated at $2,422,857 of which the state's minimum program will account for $2,203,646. Anticipated feder revenues total $603,912; vocational educational funds, $53,979; Public Law 874 which provides for aids to schools in areas where federal employes are located, $95,000; and Title One of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Education Act of 1961, City And County Officials Will Attend Conference Representatives of the Athens and Limestone County schools systems are to attend the Ad-’ministrators Conference on Early Childhood Education Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Sheraton Motor Inn in Huntsville. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Going from the county system will be Supt.C S. Pettus,Supervisor of Education J.D. Clanton, and Tanner High School Principal Harry Richter. Julian Newman, superintendent of city schools, and representatives of the city system probably will attend, but it is uncertain at this time who the representatives will be. Dr. Keith Osborn, recognized national leader in early childhood education, will be the keynote speaker. Sponsored by the Education Improvement Program and the Tennessee Valley Education Center, the conference will involve 16 counties representing 31 school systems. Superintendents and two key people from their school systems are invited to the conference. An invitation is also being extended to staff mein- I hers of colleges in the area who have teacher training programs. Main purpose of the conference is to “take a harder look at education, what it can mean to Alabama, and its possibilities for the future," according to Dr. Robert T. Anderson, associate director of TVEC. Dr. Osborn’s two presentations will be “The Kindergarten Program” and “Kindergarten: What, Why?” Dr. Osborn is a professor of child development at the University of Georgia. He received i BA degree in psychology from Emory University, an MA in early childhood education from the State University of Iowa and a Ph. D. in educational psychology in 1962 from Wayne State University. Osborn formerly taught at Wayne State University and Merrill-Palmer Institute. He lias been an education consultant to the U.S. Office of Education and a member of the planning commute for Project Head Start. He was on the advisory board of Childcraft, and is on the planning committee of the Children's Television Workshop. He is the author of two books on childhood education and has written articles for many national magazines. Small discussion groups will be held following Dr. Osborn's presentations and the meeting will adjourn at 2:30 p.m. $46,264. County revenues are anticipated at $477,357, with the 73 per cent of the one-cent county sales tax returning $375,000. Three-mill district taxes are expected to amount to $415,459. County Supt, of Education C.S. Pettus said, “We could hit a half-million dollars in sales tax receipts if we have a good crop.” Pettus said an unappropriated surplus and reserve of $407,992 is due the county by the state for the 1967-68 term which, in effect, has already been expended. The county must prepare its ensuing year's budget before this money can be released. Proprosed for construction this year, if funds are available. according to Pettus, are cafeterias at Ardmore and East Limestone and a gymnasium at Clements. * proximately one-fourth of the Athens-Limestone United Givers Fund drive has been reached. The goal is $50,242. John Jenkins, president of the Alabama Tuberculosis Association. “I know the importance of the Christmas Seal Campaign to the residents of Limestone County”, Jenkins said, “and I am convinced we will more than Up) our goal of $4,955. The annual Christmas Seal Campaign is the sole support of the County TH Association's year-round program against TH and other respiratory diseases. Christmas Seals provide funds for the voluntary campagi!! a-gainst tuberculosis in search for new and better drugs; seeking out unknown cases of TH; reserach and study not only of TH but of emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other cripplers of the breath ol life, and services topatients and the public”. The Campaign will get under way officially on Nov. 12 with the slogan, “Use Christmas Seals - It's a Matter of Life and Breath.” According to Jenkins, “The startling fact that both the active case rate and the death rate per hundred thousand population for TB in Albania are ail most double the respective rates for the United States as a whole is clear evidence of the necessity of stepping up Alabama’s campaign against this unnecessary disease. Tuberculosis is still an infectious disease. Every new case is a menace unless promptly brought under treatment. “I congratulate the people of Limestone County on the tact that ai! outstanding citizen like Dr. Lambert has volunteered to lead this campaign. I am confident that this year's campaign will be the most successful ever”. Junior Achievement May Be Expanded To County Schools In Next Year Sanitarians From Area Counties Hold Meeting Elkmont High School Youth Is Snake Catcher Remember the picture of Wilson Green of Athens Animal Shelter holding a snake in a cage in Tuesday’s News Courier? The snake was caught by Johnny King, a resident of Airport Subdivision and senior at Elkmont High School, sunning in a road near Ardmore “three or four months arr** ago. Kin- placed a stick in front of the snake to focus the reptile’s attention on the stick while he eased up and caught it behind the head. Kin. said Green had asked for the snake in order to find a jood home for it. Any takers? Kin- also kept a black racer snake about two weeks this past summer, but he decided to turn it loose. The North Chapter of the Alabama Association of Sanitarians held its semi-annual meeting at John C. Calhoun State Technical Junior College last week and discussed the problems of disposing of solid waste. The chapter is composed of sanitation personnel in ll counties: Limestone, Morgan, Madison, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale. Lawrence and Marshall. All of the counties were represented at the meeting. J. J. Williams, Limestone County sanitarian, said the theme of the meeting “was a discussion on ways and means of properly disposing of the solid waste that has become an acute problem in the State of Alabama and is a health nuisance and health hazard on the highways, county roadsides, wooded areas and even in the streams and lakes.” Williams said several distinguished visitors attended the meeting. Among them were Dr. Betty W. Vaughan, health officer for Limestone, Lawrence and Morgan counties; Dr. Otis F. Gay, Madison County health officer; Dr. R. E. Harper, health officer for Colbert and Franklin counties; Dr. John S. Herring, Lauderdale County health officer; Joe Hunt, U. S. Public Health Service; and the following representatives of the Alabama Department of Public Health: Jack Honeycutt, R. V. Barnes, Carl Brewer, R. C. Rex Fleming. Aaron, Jack Burkhardt and The morning session of the one-day event included two films showing the problems and efforts being made for correction of disposing of solid waste in many parts of the state. Lectures, along with the showing of films, were delivered by Honeycutt and Frank Sloan. During the afternoon session, Terry selected a four-member panel, consisting ofDr. Vaughn, Hunt, Elmer Wright and L. ll. King. A question and answer session was also conducted. Williams said, “Recess for lunch found approximately 4U doctors and sanitarians strolling over the beautiful up-to-date cafeteria style lunchroom, which stands ‘nut a whit’ behind the best in the state, to be served a special delicious meal for a very reasonable price. This was enjoyed by all.” Williams stated, “It is believed that everyone returned home with a greater knowledge of the problems of solid waste disposal and a determination to do something about it.” He added, “If you have never visited Calhoun, do, by all means! You'll like it.” By SONNY TURNER Three counseling firms with approximately 30 achievers iii each made up the newly organized Athens Junior Achievement program, which meets every Tuesday night at 7 o'clock for Athens High School students only. The counseling firms for the program, which is to learn a business by doing organization are Cutler - Hammer, Decco; Red Hat Poultry, Red Cap Industries^ and Athens Lingerie Some of the products made by the achievers are wooden plaques, letter holders, receipt holders and Christi!! is bows. Each company makes different products. Athens High School senior Dan Jeanette is the president j{ Decco, while Derrell Thomas presides over Red Cap Industries. There are three advisors irom each firm in the program. Becco management advisor is Tom Minor; sales advisor is Bill Reinhold; and production advisor is Gerald McNairy. Advisors for Red Cap are management advisor, Henry Blizzard; production advisor, Lyndon Morris; and sales advisor, James Kelley. Athens Lingerie advisors are management advisor, Leroy Thomas; production advisor, Terry Clemmons; and sales advisor, Bobby Wigginton Joe Warren, Athens Junior achievement center manager said that the program hopes to expand the county schools next year, but the answer is unknown at this time. Bill Kreitlein is the overall manager for North Central Alabama Junior Achievent program Board Appoints 3 Persons Bilestone County Boaru of Revenue Monday named three persons to the Tanner Water and Fire Protection Authority. They are Herman Swanner Jr., Geol e Breeding and William Cole, all members of the board. Other members of the board who had been selcted by persons attending a meeting at Tanner High School to discuss the proposed water system to serve southwest Limestone County are Ronald Haney, Erskin Johnson, Hoyt Earl Williamson, William A. Owens Jr., Robert A. Groce, Don Killen and Lane Bialy. In other action, the board purchased a crawler bulldozer for District 3 from Tractor and Equipment Co. of Decatur tor $29,937. Three other bids were submitted. A backhoe was approved for District 4 at a cost of $6,500 from Joe Money Machinery Co. of Huntsville. Four other bids were submitted. Alabama Supply Co. of Athens, with a bid of $824, was low for the purchase of a sc rubber-polishing machine to be used in the courthouse. A contract to supply the county with anti-freeze was awarded to Stovall Battery Co. for $1.20 per gallon. A $50,000 damage suit has been filed by a man injured while working as a welder on construction of the Brown's Ferry nuclear power plant. Willard Kennedy is claiming the amount as damages from General Electric Co., general contractor in charge of constructing Unit Number One at the plant. Kennedy is claiming ne :li-genceon the part of the defendant. The incident occurred Oct. 16, 1967. The complaint, filed in Limestone County Circuit Court ami demanding a jim trail, contends that Kennedy was working on the project as a welder for Pitts-burgh-Des Moines Steel Co., a sub-contractor. Kennedy contends that ab a proximate result oFTfie negligence of the defendant in failing to keep its works, ways, lighting and scaffolding upon and about which the plaintiff was invited and directed to work, in a reasonably safe condition, he slipped and fell.” his head hit a metal pipe, a part ol the scaffolding, in the tall. The complaint avers that Kennedy suffered severe and permanent neck back and other injuries, as well as medical bills Incurred as a result of the incident. Recipients Of Calls Announced Mrs. Jural Evans of Athens Rt.6 is the recipient of a three-minute telephone call to any man or woman in the U. S. armed forces. The progiam was sponsored by Communications Workers of America Local 3903 which represents communications workers in Limestone, Morgan, Cullman and Lawrence Counties. Mrs. Evans plans to telephone (SKE PAGE Two) Contracts Total $802,525 TV A Unlay announced the awarding ol three contracts totaling $802,525 for the Brown's Ferry nuclear power plant which is under construction. They were: — Drvwell penetrations for Unit - 3, $370,788; Tube Turns Division of Chemetron Corp., Louisville, Ky. — Isolated phase bus system (SKK PAGE T wO) Privilege License Due Soon Limestone County Probate Judge Mason C. Freeman reminds that Oct. 31 is the deadline for paying privilege licenses. Deadline for buying 1969 vehicle tags is Nov. 15. Freeman said 5,300 automobile tags had been sold through Wednesday. There were 17,419 car tags sold last year. CHRISTMAS BOWS IN THE MAKING - Members of the Red Cap Industries make bows during the Athens Junior Achievement Grogram Tu^ -light. The newly organized program, which has approximately 90 members, meets every T uesday night. From left are Cindy Moore, Pain Bates, Lindon Morris, production advisor, and Derrell Bates. (Staff photo by Sonny Turner) ;