Athens News Courier, November 5, 1968

Athens News Courier

November 05, 1968

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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 5, 1968, Athens, Alabama 'T ^f    J' 1    11    .    11    -    'll*1    111 1 ■ ; J 11 ” 1 ... . , . ♦ • .'    * „ >Be Sure And Vote Today For The Candidate Of Your Choice! ATH E Sj ^ ' o** vV —T~ «P\ W / * News Courier Single Copy VOLUME 86 Successor To - The Alabama Courier (1880), Limestone Democrat (1891) and the News Leader (1965)PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND THURSDAYATHENS, ALABAMA - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1968 5 NUMBER 9Retail Sales In County Up $1.3 Million Some Firearms Must Be Listed I. I. Tribble Appointed Ai de-de-Camp 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 Division, Internal Revenue Service. phone number is 355-7170. Only the following firearms must be registered: (I) A shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length. This registration must be done during November. Persons living in Limestone, Morgan, Lawrence and Cullman counties should register those certain firearms with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax office, 1311 Gth Ave. SE,Decatur.That Returning VA Forms !s A Must’ Annual income questionnaires in the form of IBM punch cards were sent to veterans, widows and dependent parents along with the Veterans Administration checks which they received the first of November, Walter C. Head Jr., director of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, said today. These questionnaire forms were sent only to veterans and widows receiving pension, and those dependent parents receiving compensation. In addition to the check and the questionnaire, the Veterans Administration enclosed a window envelope. It is important that the completed questionnaire be returned in that envelope, since the questionnaire has the address of the Veterans Administration office which will process and handle that questionnaire. Head reminded these individuals that their questionnaire must be completed and returned to the Veterans Administration before Jan. 15, 1969, or payments will be stopped. In previous years the deadline was Jan. 31. C. T. Lumpkin, veterans* service officer for Limestone County, whose office is located in the courthouse, urges all veterans and their dependents to bring their cards and envelopes to his office, so that he may assist them with proper completion of the forms. Lumpkin said it is absolutely essential that the card and envelope received with the check be used in the return of the questionnaire. Sweet Sue Restaurant Now Open rhe first restaurant in the eet Sue International restrain chain has opened here. im Beasley, president and inn an of the board, said 50 nchises have already been I in the Southeast. (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 inches in length, L. L. Tribble, 507 Sanders St., Athens, has been appointed as national Veterans of Foreign Wars aide-de-camp, according lo Richard w. Homan, YEW comm ande r-in- chief. Commenting on the appointment, Homan said, “The President of Freedoms Foundation recently described the Veterans of Foreign Wars as ‘a concept— and idea - a rallying point -a center of patriotic concern and love of fellowman such as the world hits never seen.’ (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 explosive and which is capable of being concealed on the person. “This description of our organization will remain true as long as we have men such as Mr. Tribble providing inspired leadership. Only men who are dedicated to serving their communities ami to furthering the ideals of the nation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are picked for this appointment, and I am especially proud to have Mr. Tribble on my staff.” (8) Any explosive incendiary or poison gas. Don Smith, investigator in charge of the iour-county area for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax unit, said the office is open from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. six days a week. Smith said it is unlawful to possess an unregistered firearm of the type covered by this notice. Violations are punishable by fines up to $10,000, imprisonment up to IO years, or both. Civil penalties or forfeiture of property also could be incurred. 3 Businessmen Rent Space For Parking Three Athens businessmen have rented a parking area for their customers in the downtown area. They are Stanley King of Fred King and Sons, Eddie Ashford of Ashford Jewelry, Bobby Davis of bershop. Fred and Bob's Bar- King commented persons do not need to worry about feeding 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 $50,242. So far, $25,652.75 has been raised. Also shown by the UGF’s “thermometer” are Robert Semmler, ami Wallace McDow, of Commerce where in and tabulated. center, UGF president, manager of the Chamber UGF money is turned (S Average Increase Is Four Per Cent Retail sales in County are ahead <. by $1,379,200. Limestone J last year This is up nearly four per cent over hist year. The figures, which were revealed today by the Athens-Limestone county Chamber of Commerce, are through August. Tentative Parade Date Set Annual Christmas Parade here has been tentatively scheduled 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 iirst Thursday following Thanksgiving. (Staff photo} McDow said a meeting of tile Christmas Parade Committee is anticipated today (Tuesday). Concerted Effort Being Made To ReachUGFGoal Athens- Limestone United Giver's Fund has slightly surpassed the mid-way mark of the drive. received from Ardmore, Elkmont or Tanner although UGF workers have been appointed in those areas. Persons attending a progress report Friday were told that the drive so far has netted $25,652.75 which is nearly 51 per cent of the goal of $50,242. Partial reports were given by approximately 75 per cent of the divisions conducting the drive. Macon Brock, drive chairman, said reports have not been rome Ho pointed out that letters will be mailed this week to various groups inviting them to sponsor floats in the parade. It persons wishing to be in tile parade do not receive a letter, they are requested to contact the Chandler office. Target date for closing out the drive is Friday, Nov. 8. Brock and Robert Semmler, president of the Athens-Limestone UGF, said a concerted effort would be made this week to complete contacts in all divisions. They pointed out that all agencies of the UGF are depending on Hie drive “to keep them MACHINE NL. SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL WITH SHOULDER STOCK Persons who have not been contacted and would like to give do so by mailing a contribution oi pledge to the UGF, P. o. Box 150, Athens. 27,39? Bales Of Cotton Are Ginned There have been 27,391 bales of cotton ginned in Limestone County this season, according to a survey conducted Monday by ExtensionServicePersonnel. This compares with 25,897 Nov. 2 in 1966. The entire as ol total last tall was 2,580. Businesses, industries and professional firms have contributed $3,000 to buy additional Christmas decoration and lights. They are the latest figures available and are furnished to the Chamber periodically!))'the Bureau of Business Research, University of Alabama. Total retail year (through $26,545,700, $25,166,500 .it last year. sales for August ) compared the same this total with time The only months of 1968 trailing 1967 were June and July, but they were very minor, ae-rding to Wallace Mellow, Chamber manager. Total retail sales last yeai in Limestone County totah $39,307,400. Brown's Ferry Report Issued Following is a progress report issued by TVA concerning construction of the Brown’s Ferry nuclear power plant: The second concrete pour inside the unit one drywell vessel was made last week and is included in the 1,809 total cubic yards of concrete placed for the three-unit reactor building construction. 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 L&S shopping centers as well as the Courthouse Square and one block in each direction from tile 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 were represented at an orientation meeting for newly elected Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service county and community committeeman at the Sheraton Inn in Huntsville last week. WEAPON MADE FROM RIFLE OR SHOTGUN OVERALL LENGTH LESS THAN 26" SHOTGUN—(HARRI L(S) LESS THAN 18") RIFLE—(BARRf I I FSS THAN lf)") Already under construction e two restaurants in Hunts-lle (they will be the next es to 0Pen, two in Atlanta, ,e in Chattanooga and collection is to begin Nov. 15 i four in Nashville. Beasley said grand opening of the facility here, on Highway 72 Bypass, will be later. ahu Day, vice president of Sweet Sue International, and ry Cowley are operating the taurant here. There are six doves. ie restaurant has a seating .city for 48 persons plus -out service. Beasley said the menu is varied, offering fish, shrimp, chicken, “world’s finest ham sandwich,” chicken and dumplings, chickenburgers, livers, gizzards, potatoes, etc. Approximately 324 committeemen, comity ASCS managers 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 and responsibilities of county and community committeemen. 1833 community committeeman, 21 county committees. 459 county ASCS emnloyeesand 35 state employees under the ASCS programs in Alabama Tile director stated that over 25,000 Alabama farmers carried out conservation practices under the ACP program in 1967 and federal costs in Alabama have accounted to over $5 million last year. Farmers* share in these practices were in excess of $5 million, making a total of more than $10 million spent on conservation needs in Alabama during 1967. The drywell vessel foundation and the building walls foi the unit three portion of the reactor building walls for the reactor building utilized one- half of this week’s 2,619 total cubic yards of concrete. Other areas of concreting were the turbine foundation, control room, and the switchyard footings and piers. Field fabrication was completed for the last of fifteen 70-foot-long sections of stool corrugated pipe for the condenser water discharge system. These sections, live for each of the three units, are now tieing installed by TVA forces. The balance of tile 4,480 linear feet of pipe will be assembled and installed by a contractor. L nth excavation was completed for a section ol the cooling water intake channel between the intake structure and the earth protective dike. Sen. John Sparkman also made a short talk. • Fowler stated that the committee system came into effect under President Roosevelt’s administration in 1933 under the old AAA act. During the depression years, Fowler added, the early programs consisted of production control contracts on four commodities: cotton, corn, hogs, and wheat. One Injured In Accident MUST BE REGISTERED — Above are the types of weapons which must be registered during November with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax office. The office which serves lour counties Decatur. including Limestone is at 1311 6th Ave. SE, During the first year of the program, there were 1,725,000 production contracts signed by farmers throughout tile United States. Fowler pointed out that in order for a committeeman to do a good job he first must be well informed, lie must improve neighbors and the general public, and get his fellow farmers to express their ideas in regard to needed changes aud addition to the programs and to work as a committee rather than an individual. F red Acuff. acting state ASCS director, stated there were Carl L. Hargrove, 28, of Elkmont was transferred from Athens-Limestone Hospital to Huntsville Hospital early Friday night after receiving injuries from a one-car accident late Friday afternoon. The mishap, which occurred 2.9 miles east of Athens on County Rd. 44 was investigated by State Trooper J. T. Evans. Hargrove was driving a 1964 Oldsmobile. Church Plans Directory All of the porcellan enamel panels for the office building’s exterior wall and for tile connecting 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 forces and aligning of the connecting seams prior to welding was begun. The field fabricating crew began welding the pre rolled steel segments for the unit three suppression chamber cover plates. Fabrication of the 65-ton head section for the unit two drywell was advanced to 80 per cent complete. A total of 1,653 persons visited the project last week. There are now 1,739 employes on the payroll; the contractors’ personnel totals 95. Ardmore Gets $2 77,000 A public facility loan of $277,000 has been approved for a new sewer system in Ardmore, Rep. Bob Jones and Senators Lister Hill and John Sparkman announced. First United Methodist Church is planning a pictorial directory. It will contain (I) organizational pages picturing the program of the church, (2) family portrait pages with all famil- (SEE PAGE TWO) The funds will be used to construct a new sewer system including treatment plant and collector and outfall lines. Ealier this year, a federal grant of $57,810 was approved to assist in the new sewer system. ;