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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 31, 1968, Athens, Alabama                                 VOLUME 86  School  Budget  Adopted  The Athens Board of Education has adopted a budget of $1,134,027 for the 1968-69term, a figure slightly higher than that for the preceding year, but nearly six times the amount spent on education 20 years ago.  Athens Superintendent of Education Julian Newman, administrator during the period of unparalleled growth in both facilities and enrollment of the • city’s institutions , said this year’s attendance is 2,915.  Three years after Newman came to Athens the enrollment was 1,226, and in 1958 had risen to 1,901. The budget for the the 1948-49 school year was approximately $200,00 0 and 10 years ago (1958-59- was $213, 979.  State revenues for the city system, other than the minimum program appropriation, are expected to be $12,985. Federal revenues of which the largest amounts come from the impacted areas provision ($85, ООО) and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 $64,214), are anticipated at 170,699.  Other sources of federal aid for the city schools are $9,985 f(jr vocational education. The Title III program for science and math of $7,000 and driver education returning the city $2,500.  The three-mill ad valorem tax is figured to bring in $29,000 with $10,000 coming from tuition from students who are residents of the county but attend city schools.  Successor To - The Aioboma Courier (1880), Limestone Democrat (1891) and the News Leader (1965)  PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND THURSDAY  Single  Copy  5*  ATHENS, ALABAMA - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1968  NUMBER 8  ^4?  chief Undecided  About Applying  Radio Club Plans Auction On Saturday  Limestone Amateur Radio Club will have an auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Farm Bureau building.  John Hugh Vinson, member of the club, said everyone is invited to buy, sell, trade ’‘or just attend.”  IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN - It’s the fall of the year and, with leaves dropping from trees at a steady pace, these three young ladies demonstrate how the work should be done as they clean a back  yard with a stack of leaves 10 feet high. From left are Chenequa Gray, Shelia Gray, and Shelia Me Lin.  (Staff ptioto by Sonny Turner)  $2 Million Research Facility Is Planned  Plans to build a $2 million research facility at the Brown’s Ferry nuclear power plant to study the effects of steam tem  perature clnuiges on aquatic life were disclosed Tuesday by the Tennessee Valley Authority Chairman Aubrey J. Wagner  if Judge Arrested  ;' 'Eyeii circuit'    subject - tc    Jk    “in  “    Countyr  i/lifniison County Circuit' iddge J(*n'C. ¿iM3«%rass ‘.,arr§9teil^.Suu(Hy fey    «ocmen    tocdey    A  -DeiiMitae    and    charged iwltfe-  ' .itrtdhFfS^UCiense.    •“•'t  V,  Snodgrass later telephoned Limestone County Judge 0. t. Rosenau and asked mm if he would be required to leave a court session in i^&ntsviUe to show his driver’s license which he did not hav| with him when he was stopped in this county.  Rosenau told him that the maiiit^ of a Xeroxed copy of his license would be sufficient. Upon receipt of that, Judge Rosenau dismissed the case.  when he addressed the Chattanooga Kiwanis Club.  The nuclear plant, which will be the largest such facility in the world when completed in the early 1970’s, is 11 milessouth-west of Athens.  “Obviously, standards must be met to protect water quality and the complex systems of aquatic life in our lakes and streams,” said Wagner. “But, unfortunately, there is .’ery little reliable information available on which to base those standards.  “While it is clear that temperatures above certain maximum levels are destructive, below those levels we don’t even know' whetherthe neteffect of a limited temperature rise  (SK Lv PAGK r W O)  Applications  Are Invited By Council  Police Chief A. B. Lightfoot said Wednesday he is undecided whether or not he will apply for the post under the city’s new administration.  Other than that, he would not comment at this time.  The matter came up at Monday night meeting of the City Council which assumed duties Oct. 7.    S  Councilman Leonard McLe-more made a motion that the city take applications for a police chief at a salary of 1 $650 a month.  Mayor Charles Bailey said he was not prepared to take a stand on the matter. He requested that the Council give him the 90 days he had earlier requested so that he would have time to make an adequate appraisal of department heads.  He stated he could not give an honest appraisal in three weeks. M ayor Bailey said he would still like to have this  (SEK PAGE T vVO)  Two Amendments Are On Ballot  There are two amendments persons will vote on Tuesday, in addition to those for other * various offices.  One of them has statewide application and has not received much attention during the past few weeks.  That amendment states: “The governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state auditor, secretary of state, state treasurer, superintendent of education, andcommissioner of agriculture and industries, shall hold their respective offices for the term of four years from the firs^ Monday after the second Tuesday in January next succeeding their election and until their successors shall be elected and qualified. Each of said ofticers shall be eligible to succeed himself for more thaii one additional term.”  The other is a bill pertaining to justices of the peace in  Jefferson County only.  Eligible voters are urged to cast ballots for whom they  2 Charged With Theft Of Vehicle  Two persons were charged Tuesday with grand larceny of an automobile.  Tliey were apprehended 15 minutes after the theft was 'reported.  Police Capt. Richard Faulk said police received a report at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday that a 1959 Studebaker Lark, owned by Dewey Brown, 906 .N. Houston St., had been stolen.  Officer W. C. Davis, assisted by Lt. Louis Leach and PatruJman Oscar Smith,stopped a car on Highway 72 Bypass fitting the description of the vehicle on which an alert had been dispatched shortly belore.  Charged, Capt. Faulk said, welt frank Cox , 40, Plum Street, Athens, and Deimer Mil' hell, 42, Atliens.  choose. Split-ticket voting is permissable if persons w'ish.  Persons desiring to vote a  straight ticket need only to turn the big switch on voting machines at the top of the (SEE PAGE TWO)  Boxes 9A, 6 jBelng Moved To Annex  BoKee 9A and 9B will be moved from the Courthouse to the Courthouse Annex on S. Jefferson St. for the election Tuesday, according to the Limestone County Board of Revenue office.  Both election boxes will be in the basement of the Courthouse Annex.  Sample Ballot—Voting Machine  TO PASS BUCKETS - Athens- High School Future Homemakers of America will pass buckets through the stands at tlie Athens-Bradshaw football game here Friday night to collect funds for the Lurleen B. Wallace Courage Crusade. FHA officers will be heading the effort and are shown illustrating  (with a large trash can) the amount »)f funds they would like to receive. Lett to right are Debbie Ferguson, vice president; Ikweily Johnson, recreation leader; Hedy Lou Hardin, historian; Le Jean Faulkner,president; Vicki Tennison, reporter; and LiiKlaHixlges, secretary.    (Staff    photo)  Game Here Friday Night Also Represents A Cause  Final preparations are being made for the Atliens-Bradshaw' football gameliere Friday night. Half of the prt)ceeds will go to the Lurleen B. Wallace Courage Crusade.  Principal Ferman Elmore said Gov. Albert Brewer, wlio was invited to attend the game, will not be able to attend because of a previous commitment to meet witli the University of Alabama board of trustees. However, a telegram  from Gov. Brewer is to be read immediately after the invocation Friday night.  Elmore said persons who attend will be helping a worthy cause whetlier they are football fans or not.  Limestone County Probate Judge M.C. Freeman, chairman of the Limestone committee conducting the drive to raise $35,OOU in this county to go toward constructing a cancer  hospital in memory ol the late Gov. Lurleen Wallace, said $1,583 has been raise<l in Limestone so far.  Slightly over halt of that amount came from lialf of the gate receipts and a halftime collection at the Tan-ner-CTements iootliall game at Tanner earlier this football season.  Officials td other schools (SEE PAGE TAVi))  General and Constitutional Amendment Election. 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