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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 5, 1968, Athens, Alabama Be Sure And Vote Today For The Candidate Of Your Choice! AT HE VOLUME 86 News Courier Successor To- The Alabama Courier Limestone Democrat (1891) and the News Leader (1965) PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND THURSDAY Single Copy 5' ATHENS, ALABAMA TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1968 NUMBERr'9 Retail Sales In County Up Million Some Firearms Must Be Listed A new federal law requires persons possessing certain firearms to register them with U.S. government officials unless they have already been registered" with the director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Div- ision, Internal Revenue Ser- vice. This registration must done during November. be Persons living in Limestone, Morgan, Lawrence and Cullman counties should register those certain firearms with the Alco- hol and Tobacco Tax office, 1311 6th Ave. SE.Decatur.Thal Returning VA Forms Is A 'Must' Annual income questionnaires in the form of IBM punch cards were sent to veterans, widows and dependent parents along with the Veterans Administra- tion checks which they receiv- ed the first of November, Wal- ter C. Head Jr., director of the AlabamaDepartment of Vet- erans Affairs, said today. These questionnaire forms were sent only to veterans and widows receiving pension, and dependent ceiving compensation. In addition to the check and the questionnaire, the Veterans Administration enclosed a window envelope. It is import- ant that the completed question- naire be returned in that enve- lope, since the questionnaire has the address of the Veterans Administration office which will process and handle that quest- ionnaire. Head reminded these individ- uals that their questionnaire must be completed and returned to the Veterans Administration before Jan. 15, 1969, or pay- ments will be stopped. In pre- vious years the deadline was Jan. 31. C. T. Lumpkin, veterans' ser- vice officer for Limestone County, whose office is located in the courthouse, urges all vet- erans and their dependents to bring their cards and envelopes to his office, so that he may assist them with proper com- pletion of the forms. Lumpkin said it is absolutely essential that the card and en- velope received with the check be used in the return of the questionnaire. Sweet Sue Restaurant Now Open The first restaurant in the Sweet Sue International rest- aurant chain has opened here. Jim Beasley, president and chairman of tJie board, said 50 franchises have already been sold in the Southeast Already under construction are two restaurants in Hunts- ville (Oiiey the next ones to open, two in Atlanta, one in Chattanooga and con- struction is to begin Nov. 15 on four in Nashville. Beasle} said grand opening oi the facility here, on Highway 72 Bypass, will be later, John Day, vice president of the S-weet Sue International, and Jerry Copley ate operating the restaurant Tiers, There are six employes. The restaurant has a seating capacai} lot 48 persons plus take-out sen-ice. saia the menu is var- ied, -oifcnn- lash, shrimp, chick- en, barn sand- 'Licken and dixrnplin-s, tin' livers, giz- zarJs, potatoes, etc. phone number is 355-7170. Only the following firearms must be registered: (1) A shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length, (2) A weapon made from a shotgun if it has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length, (3) A rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 in- ches in length, (4) A weapon made from a rifle, if it has an overall length of less then 26 inches, or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length, (5) A machine gun, (6) A muffler or silencer for any firearm, (7) Any weapon or device other than a pistol or revolver having a rifled bore or bores, from which a shot is discharged through the energy of an ex- plosive and which is capable of being concealed on the per- son. (8) Any explosive incendiary or poison gas. Don Smith, investigator in charge of the four-county area "for-the'Alcbhblaiid Tbtfaccd lax unit, said the office is open from until p.m. six days a week. Smith said it is unlawful to possess an unregistered fire- arm of the type covered by this notice. Violations are punish- able by fines up to imprisonment up to 10 years, or both. Civil penalties or for- feiture of property also could be incurred. L. L. Tribble Appointed L. L. Tribble, 507 Sanders St., Athens, has been appointed as national Veterans of Foreign Wars aide-de-camp, according to Richard W. Homan, VEW commander-in-chief. Commenting on the appoint- ment, Homan said, "The Presi- dent of Freedoms Foundation recently described the Veterans of Foreign Wars as 'a and idea a rallying point a center of patriotic concern and love of fellowman such as the world has never seen.1 "This description of our organization will remain true as long as we have men such as Mr. Tribble providing in- spired leadership. Only men who are dedicated to serving their communities and to fur- thering the ideals of the nation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are picked for this ap- pointment, and I am especially proud to have Mr. Tribble on my staff." 3 Businessmen Rent Space For Parking Three Athens businessmen have rented a parking area for their customers in the down- town area. They are Stanley King of Fred King and Sons, Eddie Ashford of Ashford Jewelry, Bobby Davis of Fred and Bob's Bar- bershop. King commented persons do not need to worry about feed- ing parking meters as long as they trade at these three places, and park in the former Jack Yarber Ford used car lot on the west side of N. Jefferson Street. POINTS TO GOAL Macon Brock, left, chairman of the Athens-Limestone United Givers Fund drive, points to the goal of So far, has been raised. Also shown by the UGF's "thermometer" are Robert Semmler, center, UGF president, and Wallace McDow, manager of the Chamber of Commerce where UGF money is turned in and tabulated. (Staff photo) Concerted Effort Being Made To ReachUGFGoal Athens-Limestone United Giver's Fund has slightly sur- passed the mid-way mark of the drive. Persons attending aprogress report Friday were told that the drive so far has netted which is nearly 51 per cent of the goal of Partial reports were given by approximately 75 per cent of the divisions conducting the drive. Macon Brock, drive chair- man, said reports have not been received from Ardmore, Elk- mont or Tanner although UGF workers have been appointed in those areas. 'Target date for closing out the drive is Friday, Nov. 8. Brock and Robert Semmler, president of the Athens-Lime- stone UGF, said a concerted effort would be made this week to complete contacts in all div- isions. They pointed out that all agen- cies of the UGF are depending on the drive "to keep them MACHINE GUN SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL WITH SHOULDER STOCK WEAPON MADE FROM RIFLE OR SHOTGUN OVERALL LENGTH LESS THAN 26" IESS THAN LESS THAN MUFFLER OR SILENCER- CANY DEWCE FOR DIMINISH ING THE EXPLOSIVE REPORT OF A PORTABLE WEAPON) FIREARM WITH COMBINATION RIFLE AND SHOTGUN BARRELS LESS THAN 18" MARBLE'1 GAWE (GET1ER) (EXCEPT CONVENTIONAL PISTOLS ATJ1J RE- VOLVERS) ilf CAPABLE Of BEING CONCEALED ON TIHE PERSON AND Of DISCHARGING A SHOT EY THE ACTION Of AN EXPLOSIVE .DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES- EXPLOSIVE OR INCENDIARY BOMB, GRENADE, MINE. MORTAR, MUST BE REGISTERED Above are Oje types of weapons which roust be registered during November with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax office. The office which serves (our counties including Limestone is at 1313 6th Ave, SE, Decatur. going." Persons who have not been contacted and would like to give do so by mailing a contribution or pledge to the UGF, P. O. Box 15D, Athens. Bales Of Coffon Are Ginned There have been bales of cotton ginned in Limestone County this season, according to a survey conducted Monday by Extension Service Personnel. This compares with as of Nov. 2 in 1966. The entire total last fall was Average Increase Is Four Per Cent Retail sales in Limestone County are ahead of last year by This is up nearly four per Tentative Parade Date Set Annual Christmas Parade here has been tentatively sche- duled for Thursday, Dec. 5. Wallace McDow, manager of Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, said it has been customary to hold the parade on the first Thurs- day following Thanksgiving. McDow said a meeting of the Christmas Parade Committee is anticipated today He pointed out that letters will be mailed this week to various groups inviting them to sponsor floats in the parade. If persons wishing to be in the parade do not receive a letter, they are requested to contact the Chamber office. Businesses, industries and professional firms have con- tributed to buy addition- al Christmas decoration and lights. McDow said decoration and lighting this year will be the prettiest i n at least several years. There will be decorations and lights at Athens, Crutcher and shopping centers as well as the Courthouse Square and one block in each direction from the Square. Athens Electric Department will install the lights at no charge to anyone and furnish the electricity the lights will use, McDow said. Limestone Officials Attend Area Meeting Ten North Alabama counties including Limestone re- presented at an orientation meeting for newly elected Ag- ricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service county and community committeeman at the Sheraton Inn in Eunts- ville last week. Approximately 324 commit- teenieii, county ASCS mana- gers and their wives heard a program presented by members of state and southeastern ASCS offices, according to Wallace H. Steele, Limestone County ASCS office manager. Gerald Fowler, district ASCS Fieldman from the Southeast Alabama district, outlined duties ami responsibilities of count} and community conunit- teeinen. Fowler stated that the com- mittee system came into effect under President Roosevelt's nistration in 1933 old AAA act. During ession years, Fwwler otil, the early programs con- sisted oif production control contracts on tour forauiocJities: cotton, corn, liogs, and wheat. the year ol tlie there were contracts signer] by the" United the States. Fooler pointed out that in order fur a orrnnitleernan to a 5 or yfa he iirst must be "Atll must im- prove neighbors anoHbeg-eneiaJ publir, and jet hi4-, laimcr.-, to their ideas in regard addition to pro: rams and to wort; as a onm'itt1-' ratter than an 1833 community commit- tee man, 21 county committees, 459 county ASCS emoloyeesand 35 state employees under the ASCS programs in Alabama The director stated that over Alabama farmers car- ried out conservation practices under the ACP program in 1967 and federal costs in Alabama have accounted to over mil- lion last year. -Farmers'share in these practices were in ex- cess of million, making a total of more than mil- lion spent on conservation needs in Alabama during 1967. Sen. John Sparkman also made a short talk. Fred Acull. tin? state ASCS director, staled there were One Injured In Accident Carl L. Hargrove, wiont Tvas transferred from Ath- ens-Limestone Hospital to Huntsville Hospital early Friday might after receiving injuries Jrojn a one-car accident late Friday alterrawon. The mishap, which occurred 2.9 miles east of Athens on County Rd. 44 was investigated by State Troqper J. T. Evans. Hargrove was driving a 1964 Oldsmobile. Church Plans Directory First United Methodist Orarch is planning apidoxial directory. It will contain (I) organizat- ional pages picturing the pro- gram of the church, (2) family portrait pages with all iamil- (SEE PAGE TWO) cent over last year. The fig- ures, which were revealed today by the Athens-Limestone county Chamber of Commerce, are through August. They are the latest figures available and are furnished to the Chamber periodically by the Bureau of Business Research, University of Alabama. Total retail sales for this year (through August total compared with at the same time last year. The only months of 1968 trail- ing 1967 were June and July, but they were very minor, ac- cording to Wallace McDow, Chamber manager. Total retail sales last year in Limestone County totaled Brown's Ferry Report Issued Following is a progress re- port issued by TVA concern- ing construction of the Brown's Ferry nuclear power plant: The second concrete pour inside the unit one drywell ves- sel was made last week and is included in the total cubic yards of concrete placed for the three-unit reactor building construction. The drywell vessel foundat- ion and the building walls for the unit three portion of the reactor building walls for the reactor building utilized one- half of this week's total cubic yards of concrete. Other areas of concreting were the turbine foundation, control room, and the switchyard foot- ings and piers. Field fabrication was com- pleted for the last of fifteen 70-foot-long sections of steel corrugated pipe for the con- denser water discharge system. These sections, five for each of the three units, are now being installed by TVA forces. The balance of the lin- ear feet of pipe will be as- sembled and installed by aeon- tractor. Earth excavation was completed for a section of the cooling water intake channel be- tween the intake structure and the earth protective dike. All of the porcelian enamel panels for the office building's exterior wall and for the con- necting corridor between the office and service buildings have been installed; caulking between the connecting seams of the panels is underway. The last sub-assembly for the spherical shape lower portion of the unit two drywell vessel was set in place by the Pittsburgh Des-Moines Steel Company for- ces and aligning of the connect- ing seams prior to welding was begun. The field fabricating crew began welding the prerolled steel segments for the unit three suppression chamber cover plates. Fabrication of the 65- ton head section for the unit two dryaell was advanced to 80 per cerot complete. A total of persons visit- ed Bra project last week. There are now employes on the payroll; tire contractors' ipersomnel totals 93. Ardmore Gets loan A public facility loan of has been approved for a new sewer system in Ardmore, Rep. Bob Jones and Senators Lister Hill and John Sparkman announced. The funds will be used to constnact a new sewer system including treatment plant and collector and outfall lines. Ealier this year, a federal grant ol was approved to assist in the new sewer sys- tem. .J
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