Athens News Courier, November 7, 1968

Athens News Courier

November 07, 1968

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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 7, 1968, Athens, Alabama VOLU ME 86 ’ \ .«■*' ov> 'successor To - The Alabama Courier (1880), Limestone Democrat (1891) and the News Leader (1965)PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND THURSDAY Single Copy 5*ATHENS, ALABAMA - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1968 NUMBER IONixon And Agnew Declared Winners Over 200,000 Bushels Of Soybeans Are Sold More than 200,000 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 1069 UGF Fund Drive, announces that the next UGF Report Breakfast will be at the Jil-Mar Restaurant at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Every worker is urged by farock to make a special effort to attend this meeting and he prepared to give a report on the following items: number of prospects assigned to you; number 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 reservations to make for breakfast/’ he stated. Persons who have not been contacted and would like to give should do so by mailing a contribution or pledge to the UGF, P. O. Box 150, Athens. Youth Forum Is Scheduled At Cal-Tech Dr. James D. Bales, professor of christian doctrine and lecturer on christianity and communism at Harding College in Searcy, Ark., will be the featured speaker at a Youth Forum at John C. Calhoun State Technical Junior College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Tin J is not an official school function although arrangements were made bv members of the Church of Christ on the CalTech faculty. Figures for a smaller buying | station in Belle Mina and larger buying station in Decatur were unavailable immediately. Agee said, “We are just getting into the soybean harvesting good now.” There are 24,000 acres of soybeans in Limestone County, compared with 19,000 acres last year and 7,500 acres in 1966. Agee said soybean yields he has received information about have ranged from IO to 40 bushels per acre. He pointed out that Lime-stong County has a 509,000- plus Two Damage Suits Filed Two damage suits totaling $30,000 have been filed in Limestone County Circuit Court against Butler Furniture Co., a corporation; Arthur Lee Butler, individually; and Jane Butler, individually. A $25,000 suit was filed by Michael Douglas Owens, 5, who is suing by his father Gerald Owens, and a $5,000 suit was filed by Gerald and Mildred Owens as a result of die 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 ye ais old at the time, on the forehead. The c hild was standing on his knees on a couch when the incident occurred, the complaint stated. W. S. Thompson, Cal-Tech faculty me inlier who helped arrange the event, said the program is “for the benefit of students and the public who would like to attend.” The session will tie in the Albert P. Brewer Library. Dr. Bides will present a lecture entitled “Man On All Fours.” He received a Ph.D from the (SEE PAGE TWO) bushel storing capacity three buying stations. Agee commented, “These bu\ing stations and storage fac ilities have made it possible for us to grow a lot of soybeans.” 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 34,000 acres in Limestone 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 average about 30 bushels per acre which is less than last year’s “good” yield, Agee added. Northeast Recruiter Is Chosen Frederick M. Nie haus has been named adminssions counselor at Athens College and is assigned to the New England slates, accordint to Dr. Frank N. Philpot, president. Niehaus will be responsible for calling on high school seniors in the Northeast and accepting applications from students who are interested in attending Athens College, Dr. Philpot explained. The native of Vincennes, Ind., served in the U. S. Army from 1960 to 1963. After that he earned a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University, Murray, Ky., in 1967 and continued his education there to receive his master’s in Education in 1968. Ta nner Planning Program Students of Tanner High School, in cooperation with the school’s Student Council, are planning a Veterans’ Day program Monday, November ll honoring American veterans who have fought and won wars ol freedom since 1778. J. D. Clanton, Limestone County supervisor of education, has been invited as guest speaker. Among other guests expected are Mayor Charles P. Bailey; C. S. Pettus, county superintendent of education; Charles Black, American Legion president; S. R. Sweetland, Disabled American Veterans president; and Larry Terry, Veterans of Foreign Wars president. Johnny Hammons, president of the Student Council, will be in charge of the program. PRESIDENT-ELECT RICHARD M. NIXON Young Lexington Man Dies After Being Injured In Automobile Accident William Larry Mewbourn, 24, of Lexington Ut. I, died Monday night in Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital where he was admitted after being injured in an automobile accident Saturday night. He was a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County and was associated with his father iii Limestone County Stockyards* Funeral services were conducted at I p.m. Wednesday at Grassy Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. ll. T. Perry officiating. Burial was in the adjoining ceremetery, Spry Funeral Homo ol Florence directing. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Carolyn Newton Mewbourn; two daughters, Cheryl andCheeree, | *il of Lexington Rt. 1; parents, r • and Mrs. L. B. Mewbourn, taxing ti ii Ht. 1; fhret brothers, Tim and Dave Mewbourn, both of Lexington Rt. I, and Kenneth of U. S. Army; three sisters, Miss Ann Mewbourn, employe of the News Courier, and Misc (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 Legion Post 49. A memorial service will be from ll until noon. C. T. Lumpkin, Limestone County veterans* 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 Veterans’ Day.” In a word to veterans, Lumpkin added, “lf you have not received your 1969 (aid, you can see your favorite adjutant or quai -quartermaster at the Fairgrounds Sunday night or Monday morning.” VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT SPIRO I . AGNEW CHECKERBOARD By Beasley Thompson Let’s All Work Together In Constructive Manner Well, we’re back again alter several weeks absence so far as Hie Checkerboard is concerned. . .haven’t been anywhere, 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. OI course we are talking about the election. That being the case, we are calling upon every American to take serious stock on himself. Let us ask ourselves a tow questions. Am I going to continue to be one ol the smallest of minorities to help create a ruckus just in order for television cameras to be trained on me and my ilk? (It seem that it two persons were protesting something in a crowd of IU,UUU, the television boys just happened to be there.) Do I want to contribute some thin! to my country other than condemnation by maligning the President? Do I re;dly want to continue to tie a chronic griper? Even though my candidate lost the election, is it really true that I cannot be constructive in my 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 President. He is my President, and will be for four years (we hope), and we will do all in our power to help his decisions 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, lot’s start the next four years with a different attitude than has been exhibited since Lyndon Baines Johnson had the misfortune of capturing approximately two-thirds of the pupilar vote for tho presidency. His political enemies began from die start on a theme song (SEE PAGE TWO) Wallace Carries Limestone Former Vice President 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 Republicans or Democrats would be elected, although a television network had predicted tile GGP 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 10,317 who cast ballots for presidential candidates in Limestone, carried five states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, and will end up with about 14 per cent of the nation’s popular vote. Approximately 80persons cast ballots did not vote in Limestone for a president. Placing second in the presidential race in Limestone were supporters of the Hubert H. Humphrey-Edmund Muckie ticket, and Nixon-Agnew third. Highest vote for presidential electors showed 8,442 for Wallace and Gen. Curtis LeMay; 958 for Humphrey-Muskie; and 873 for Nixon- Agnew. High l ute iii 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 15,000 eligible voters casting ballots. In the oidy local race, a seat on the Limestone County Board of Education, Malcolm D. Pepper defeated the Rev. E. D. Bouier, a minister, by a vote of 7,227 to 366. Pepper was the Democratic Party’s nominee and Bouier was on the slate of the National Democratic Party ol Alabama. Pepper, an employe of Monsanto, will assume duties on the board next week. There were three write-in votes. Pat Paulsen, the entertainer, received one write-in (SEE PAGE TWO) IN PAGEANT - Twenty-seven girls are vying for Limestone County Junior Miss Crown Saturday, Nov. 23. The event is sponsored by the Athens Jaycees. From left, front row ♦ are Deborah Pepper, Athens; Sandra Thompson, Ardmore; Linda Sandy, Tanner; Genia Putman, Ardmore; and Dianne Davis, Athens, Second row: Janice Naves, Elkmont; Peggy Miller, Elkmont; June Campbell, Clements; Karen Gates, Ardmore; Kathy Draper, Clements; Suzette Black, Tanner; and Margaret Chancy, Athens. In photo at right, front row from left: Mary Robertson, West Limestone; Amelia McConnell, West Limestone; Gail Fincher, Athens; KayOster-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) ;