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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 7, 1968, Athens, Alabama WS Courier To- The Alabama Courier Limestone Democrat (1891) and the News Leader (1965) PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND THURSDAY VOLUME 86 ATHENS, ALABAMA THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1968 NUMBER 10 Nixon And Agnew Declared Winners Over Bushels Of Soybeans Are Sold More than bushels of soybeans have been sold at buying stations in Athens and Elkmont, according to Limestone County Extension Chairman F.K. Agee. UGF Report Breakfast Set Friday Macon Brock, chairman of the 1969 UGF Fund Drive, an- nounces that the next UGF Re- port Breakfast will be at the Jil-Mar Restaurant at 7 a.m. Friday, 8. Every worker is urged by ferock to make a special ef- fort to attend this meeting and he prepared to give a report on the following items: number of prospects assigned to you, num- ber of prospects contacted, and amount of money collected or pledged. Division leaders are asked to contact the workers in their divisions on Thursday "and then let us know how many re- servations to make for break- he stated. Persons who have not been contacted and would like to give should do so by mailing a con- tribution or pledge to the UGF, P. 0. Box 150, Athens. Youffi Forum ifs Af Cat-Tech Dr. James D. Bales, profes- sor of Christian doctrine and lecturer on Christianity and communism at Harding College in Searcy, Ark., will be the fea- tured speaker at a Youth For- um at John C. Calhoun State Technical Junior College at p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. ThL is not an official school function although arrangements were made by members of the Church of Christ on the Cal- Tech faculty. 'w. S. Thompson, Cal-Tech faculty member helped ar- range the event, said the pro- gram is "for the benefit of students and the public who would like to The ses- sion will be in the Albert P. Brewer Library. Dr. Bales will present a lec- ture entitled "Man On All Fours." He received a Ph.D from the (SEE PAGE TWO) Figures lor a smaller buying station in Belle Mina and lar- ger buying station in Decatur were unavailable immediately. Agee said, "We are just get- ting into the soybean harvest- ing good now." There are acres of soybeans in Limestone County, compared with acres last year and acres in 1966. Agee said soybean yields he has received information about have ranged from 10 to 40 bus- hels per acre. He pointed out that Lime- stong County has a Two Damage Suits Fifed Two damage suits totaling have been filed in Li- mestone County Circuit Court against Butler Furniture Co., a corporation; Arthur Lee But- ler, individually; and Jane But- ler, individually. A suit was filed by Michael Douglas Owens, 5, who is suing by his father Gerald Owens, and a suit was filed by Gerald and Mildred Owens as a result of the youth's injuries he allegedly incurred in the store on June 20, 1968. The complaints contend that a fan fell from a window and hit the boy, who was four years old at the time, on the forehead. The child was standing on his knees on a couch when the in- cident occurred, the complaint stated. Northeast Recruiter Is Chosen Frederick M. Me haus has been named adminssions coun- selor at Athens College and is assigned to the New England states, accordint to Dr. Frank N. Fhilpot, president. Niehaus will be responsible for calling on high school sen- iors in the Northeast and ac- cepting applications from stu- dents who are interested in at- tending Athens College, Dr. Philpot explained. The native served in the U. S. Army from 1960 to 1963. Alter thathe earn- ed a bachelor's degree from Murray State University, Mur- ray, Ky., in 1967 and continued his education there to receive his master's in Education in 1968. bushel storing capacity plus three buying stations. Agee commented, "These buying stations and storage facilities have made it possible for us to grow a lot of soy- beans." Limestone has become one of the top soybean producing counties in the state. In regard to other crops, Agee said cotton is expected to yield about a bale per acre on the acres in Lime- stone this year. The average last year was 84 pounds of lint cotton per acre. Early corn this year was badly hurt by the drought. This year's crop is expected to aver- age about 30 bushels per acre which is less than last year's yield, Agee added. Tanner Planning Program Students of Tanner High School, in cooperation with the school's Student Council, are planning a Veterans' Day pro- gram Monday, November 11 honoring American veterans who have fought and won wars of freedom since 1778. J. D. Clanton, Limestone Co- unty supervisor of education, has been invited as guest speak- er. Among other guests expect- ed are Mayor Charles P. Bail- ey, C. S. Pettus, county super- intendent of education; Charles Black, American Legion pre- sident; S. R. Sweetlandj Dis-- abled American Veterans pre- sident; and Larry Terry, Veter- ans of Foreign Wars president. Johnny Hammons, president of the Student Council, will be in charge of the program. PRESIDENT-ELECT RICHARD M. NIXON VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT SPIRO T. AGNEW Young Lexington Man Dies After Being Injured In Automobile Accident William Larry Mewbourn, 24, of Lexington Rt. 1, died Monday night in Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital where he was admitted after being injured in an auto- mobile accident Saturday night. He was a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County and was- associated -with his lather in Limestone County Stockyardsr< Funeral services were con- ducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grassy Cumberland Presbyter- ian Church with the Rev. H. T. Perry officiating. Burial was in the adjoining ceremetery, Spry Funeral Horns of Florence directing. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Carolyn Newton Mewbourn; two daughters, Cheryl andCheeree, of Lexington Rt. 1; parents, and Mrs. L. B. Mewbourn, Ht: i; three brothers, Tim and Dave Mewbourn, both of Lexington Rt. 1, and Kenneth of U. S. Army, three sisters, Miss Ann Mewbourn, of the News Courier, and (SEE PAGE TWO) Veteran's Day Ceremony Is Scheduled For Monday Veterans' Day ceremony will be Monday at the Veterans Hall of the Fairgrounds. The event is being sponsored by the three veterans' organizations here: Disabled A- merican Veterans Chapter 51, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4765, and American Le- gion Post 49. A memorial service will be from 11 a.m. until noon. C. T. Lumpkin, Limestone County veter- ans' affairs service officer, said Vietnam veterans and Gold Star mothers, as well as members of the three veterans' organi- zations, are urged to attend. Vietnam veterans will be special guests of the three organizations, Lumpkin said. Chicken stew will be served to all members and their families. Lumpkin also urged persons to "fly your flag at your home or business all day on Day." In a word to veterans, Lumpkin added, "If you have not received your 1969 card, you can see your favorite adjutant or quar- quartermaster at the Fairgrounds Sunday night or Monday morning." CHECKERBOARD By Beasley Thompson Let's All Work Together In Constructive Manner Well, we're back again alter several weeks absence so far as the Checkerboard is con- cerned. .haven't oeen-any- where, but busy right here in Athens and Limestone County. .and we do mean busy So busy, in fact, that we couldn't find time to get mixed up in the three-ring circus that has been going around the United States for the past three months. We are sincerely glad it is all over, and we don't believe there is any room for a lot of chest beating on the part of anyone. Of course we are talking about the election. That being the case, we are calling upon every Ameiican to take serious stock on himself. Let us ask ourselves a few questions. Am I going to continue to be one of the smallest of minor- ities to help create a ruckus just in order for television cameras to be trained on me and my ilk? (It seem that if two persons were protesting something in a crowd of the television boys just hap- pened to be there.) Do I want to contribute some- thing to my country other than condemnation by maligning the President? Do I really want to continue to be a chronic griper? Even though my candidate lost the election, is it really true that I cannot be constructive in mj thinking instead of trying to do all the damage that my venomous tongue can dish out? For one, yours truly will not be heard belittling the new Pre- sident. He is mj President, and will be for four years (we and we will do all in our power to help his de- cisions work to the betterment of this country. We hope all of you will pledge deep down in our hearts to do the same, for never have we become so tired of hearing the voice of authority maligned. Please, let's start the next four years with a different attitude than has been exhibited since Lyndon Baines Johnson had the mis- fortune of capturing app- two-thirds of the pnlular vote for the presidency. His political enemies began from uie start on a theme song (SEE PAGE TWO) Wafface Carries Limestone Former Vice Presi- dent Richard M. Nixon has been declared the winner in Tuesday's presidential race. He will assume duties in January, His vice president will be Maryland Gov. Spiro T. Agnew. It was not known until noon Wednesday whether the Republi- cans or Democrats would be elected, although a television network had predicted the GOP would gain enough electoral votes in Illinois to surpass the 270 needed to win. Third party candidate George C. Wallace, who was favored by 82 per cent of the who cast ballots for presi- dential candidates in Lime- stone, carried five states: Ala- bama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, and will end up with about 14 per cent of the nation's popular vote. Approximately SOpersons cast ballots did not vote in Lime- stone for a president. Placing second in the pre- sidential race in Limestone were supporters of the Hubert H. Humphrey-Edmund Muckie ticket, and Nixon-Agnew third. Highest vote for presidential electors showed for Wal- lace and Gen. Curtis LeMay; 958 for Humphrey-Muskie; and 873 for Jpxon-Agnew. HigbVute in Limestone for an elector for the Prohibition Party was 45. These figures are complete in 40 out of 40 boxes, but are unofficial. They were tabulated Tuesday night in the office of Limestone County Sheriff M. W. (Buddy) Evans. This possibly was a record vote, with some 70 per cent of the county's approximately eligible voters casting ballots. In the only local race, a seat on the Limestone County Board of Education, Malcolm D. Pep- per defeated the Rev. E. D. Bouier, a minister, by a vote of to 366. Pepper was the Democratic Party's nominee and Bouier was on the slate of the National Democratic Party of Alabama. Pepper, an em- ploye of Monsanto, will assume duties on the board next week. There were three write-in votes. Pat Paulsen, the enter- tainer, received one write-in (SEE PAGE TWO) IN PAGEANT Twenty-seven girls are vying Jor Limestone County Junior Miss Crown Saturday, Nov. 23. Tfce event is sponsored by the Athens Jaycees. From left, front row are Pepper, Athens; Sandra Thompson, Ardmore; Linda Sandy, Tanner; Genia Potman, Ardmore; and Dianne Davis, Athens, Second row: Janice Naves, Elkraomt; Peggy Miller, Elkmont; Jane Campbell, Clements; Karen Gates, Ardmore; Kathy Draper, Clements; gazette Black, Tanner, and Margaret Chancy, Athens. In photo at right, iront row from left: Mary Robertson, West Limestone; Amelia Mc- Connell, West Limestone; Gail Fancher, Athens, XayOster- held, Athens; Sue Nicholson, West Limestone: and Alice Hancock, Athens. Second row; Daneese Hood, West Lime- stone; Jennie Barnes, West Limestone; Linda Sirten, West Limestone, Anita Malone, Ardmore; Ann Hess, Athens; Sally Johnson, Athens; Freda Burgreen, Athens; and Lucrecia Thomas, Athens. (Staff photos by Sonny Turner)
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