Athens News Courier, November 12, 1968

Athens News Courier

November 12, 1968

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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 12, 1968, Athens, Alabama ATH & v>' News Courier Single Copy 5* VOLUME 86 V V 4^ A- *£>’ Sr/So? S ^ - Successor To - The Alabama Courier (1880), Limestone Democrat (1891) and the News Leader (1965) PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND THURSDAY ATHENS, ALABAMA - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1968 NUMBER llSuit Claims Dismissal Because Of Former International Lions Club Head To Talk Edward M, Lindsey of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., past president of Lions International, will be the speaker when Athens Lions Club observes its 25th anniversary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at H&H Barbecue club has 58 members. Marvin Brown is president of the local club; Dave Matthews will be master of ceremonies; and Julian Nunn is in charge of arrangements. Lindsey was president of" Lions International from July, 1966, to July, 1967. He joined the Lawrenceburg Lions Club in 1946 and has had a perfect attendance record since that time. During his years of Lionism, he has served in many capacities including vice president and director for the organization, district governor, deputy district governor and zone chairman, as well as LINDSEY Ranch. District Lions Gov. Albert Price of Florence will attend and introduce the speaker. This will also be Ladies* Night, with wives of members being invited to attend. The Bradford Rites Held ¥ On Saturda Funeral for State Trooper Walter Earl Bradford, 51, of 1306 Cactus St., Athens, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Market Street Church of Christ with Ministers A. J. Rollings and Burl Grubb officiating. A large number of law enforcement officers from var- president of the Lawrenceburg Club. During his term as district governor, seven new clubs were formed in his district. Lindsey is a former mayor of Lawrenceburg. In 1955, he was named Tennessee’s Outstanding Mayor. He served as a pilot in World War II and continued his military service with the Tennessee National Guard. He retired after 20 years of service on Nov. 30, 1962. Lindsey has long been interested in history. He was awarded a life membership in the (SEE PAGE TWO) Chamber Seeking Tractors, Trailers Tractors and trailers are being sought by Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce for the Christmas Parade here at 6p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Persons owning tractors and/ or trailers who are willing for them to be used in the parade are asked to contact the Chamber office personally or by phoning 232-2600. Wallace McDow, Chamber manager, said schools, churches, fraternities and sororities were to be contacted by Monday about entering floats or bands in the parade. Persons or organizations who have not been contacted, but would like to participate in the parade are asked to contact the Chamber office. There will be a $50 prize for the first place float; $25 for second; and $15 for third. These prizes are in addition to $10 which will be given to each group sponsoring a float to help defray expenses of construction. Staging of the parade will be at the Fairgrounds this year instead of Athens Elementary School. McDow pointed out that there is more space available for formation at the Fairgounds. Reigning over the eighth an-(SEE PAGE TWO) EARL BRADFORD ious parts of Alabama and Tennessee, as well as a huge crowd of local persons, attend-i ed the service. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery with McConnell Funeral Home directing. Mr. Bradford died at 6:30 a.m. Friday in Athens-Lime-stone Hospital where he had been admitted a few days before when he suffered a heart attack. A native of Limestone County, Mr. Bradford began his career with the Alabama Highway Patrol on Sept. I, 1951, in Cullman County. He later was transferred to Limestone and had served here continuously since that time. He was a member of the Alabama Peace Officers Association. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Louise B. Bradford, Athens; one daughter, Mrs, Joe Beard, Dallas, Tex.; two sons, Jimmy Bradford of Huntsville and Don Bradford of Athens; one granddaughter; mother, Mrs. Elsie M. Bradford, Athens; three brothers, Roy Bradford of Decatur, a Morgan County Justice of the Peace and retired state trooper, Mac Bradford of Boone Hill, Tenn., and Lester Bradford of Lewisburg, Tenn. Pallbearers were J. J. Taylor, Bill Faulkner, Bob Patterson, Bill Faustian, John Evans and E. M. Parrish, all of the Highway Patrol. Honorary pallbearers were all law enforcement officers. Mooresville Officials Elected Doug Hagan was reelected mayor of Mooresville last week. The election was held on Nov. 5 along with the general election, except the Mooresville election was altogether a write-in and there was no campaigning on the part of anyone, Hagan said. Hagan began serving his second four-year term on the day following the election. Others receiving votes for mayor were Frances C. Richardson, three, and H. W. Hill, two. For council: Jimmy Hill, 25; George McCrary Jr., 25; Mrs. Ada Peebles, 20; Ray Pepper, 19; and Willis Hill, 19. Hagan commented that the past administration installed new street lights, garbage pickup service, water system, fire plugs re-surfaced the streets, and gave a franchise for a natural gas company to serve the town (beginning next summer). There were no assessments en any of these projects, Hagan said. Expense were borne by the Town of Mooresville. Nearly 3,000 Pigs Consigned For Wednesday There have been nearly 3,000 pigs consigned for the feeder pig sale at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Limestone County Extension Chairman F. K. Agee. This is a change from the regular date, Agee pointed out. Sales previously have been being scheduled every four weeks. However, he said, the number of pigs being sold at each sale became so large that the date for the upcoming sale was changed to three weeks. He said that after January, sales will be every three weeks. W. Limestone Special Class Needs Pupils Modern math for adults is being offered at West Limestone School on Monday and Thursday nights from 7 until 9 o’clock, but unless more students enroll the class may be forced to close. The course can be of advantage to persons wishing to obtain a high school diploma or in some cases to help their children. Persons interested in enrolling are requested to contact the school principal. App earance Of Santa To Be Via Fire Truck Santa Claus’ mode of transportation will be altered somewhat when he makes an appearance at First Methodist Church at ll a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Instead of arriving in a sleigh pulled by reindeer, his method of transportation will be a fire truck. The event will be the Athens College Pi Kappa Phi Pledge Class’ fourth annual Christmas party “for the children of Athens.” John Mengelson, pledge master, said gifts tor the children will be donated by merchants of Athens, Decatur and Huntsville. Approximately $100 worth of gifts already have been received. Refreshments, including hamburgers, French fries and soft drinks, will be served. Mengelson said approximately 75 children are expected to attend. VETERANS’ DAY CEREMONY-Among those who participated in the Veterans’ Memorial Day Service at the Limestone County Veterans Fairgrounds hall yesterday were, from left, Charles Black, commander of the A-merican Legion; Joe Scott, Senior, vice pre sident of the DAV; Bob Clem, past commander of the VFW; and Tilford L. Junkins, pastor of First Baptist Church. The Rev. Junkins, a member of the Army Reserve, delivered the memorial service address. (Staff photo by Sonny Turner) Woman Worked At Brown’s Ferry A Rogersville woman has filed a suit in Federal District Court in Birmingham against a sub-contractor at the Brown’s Ferry nuclear power plant, claiming she was discriminated against because of her Several Persons Here Feel Tremor Of Earth Several persons in Athens aum Limestone County felt a tremor shortly before noon Saturday as the result of an earthquake that was centered in Southern Illinois and rolled across at least 20 states. Athens Police Department and the Limestone sheriff’s office received inquiries about the tremor and others commented they felt the rumbling. The shock was felt by millions of persons. Several buildings in large cities reportedl> swayed, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. The trenunor rolled out from Illinois to Kansas and Oklahoma on the west, West Virginia and the Carolinas on the east, south to Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas, and north to Wisconsin and Michigan. The quake was reported in Minnesota, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, M issouri, Kansas, Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa, Alabama, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Michigan and Oklahoma. The National Earthquake Information Center in Washington, D. C., located the epicenter of the quake — the point on the earth’s surface directly above the shock — as 120 miles east of St. U>uis, Mo., at 38.5 degrees north, 88 degrees west. That is in Illinois near the Indiana state line. The director of seismological studies at Loyola University in Chicago said the exact coordinates given by the Washington center place the epicenter at Albion, 111. Tentative first reports had indicated the epicenter was at New Madrid, Mo., the heart of disastrous tremors in 1811-1812. Carol von Hake, acting chief of tile center, said the quake had a magnitude of 5.5 on tile 10-point Richter scale, which is just under the usual damage level of 6. sex. The complaint, filed under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, seeks $20,000 in damages for lost wages and court costs, reinstatement, and action to enjoin the company from continuing such alleged practice. Mrs. Gertrude Johnson said in the complaint filed that she had been employed by Pitts-burgh-Des Moines Steel Co. at Brown’s Ferry for a month when she was fired. Following her discharge, Mrs. Johnson submitted a gri-vance to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying she had been told the job she held was a job for a man. The EEOC conducted an investigation and found “reason-cause” to believe the “unlawful practices” which Mrs. Johnson charged had tieen committed, the complaint stated. Mrs. Johnson instituted her suit after receiving a letter from the EEOC telling her that conciliation efforts with the company had failed to achieve voluntary compliance and that she could take her complaint to Federal Court. She took action under Title VII of Uie Civil Rights Act which prohibits discrimination in employment practices on tile basis of race, sex or religion. T.roundbr caking let . ednesday Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Lurleen B. Wallace Mental Retardation Hospital are to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. The ceremonies will be at the hospital site, five miles south of Decatur, according to Sim A. Thomas, chairman of the State Departement of Mental Heath. SNOW FALLS - Snow fell in Athens and Limestone County Monday, the first of the “season.” Miss Ann Mewbourn uses a sweater to shield off the snow. Mrs. Clint Brown of radio station WJMW, official weather station here, said no snow was recorded, but that .10 of an inch of water, which was melted snow, was registered. (Staff photo by Price Parker) HENDERSON Area Rotary Governor Speaks Here R. W. (Pete) Henderson of Decatur, governor of the Rotary district of this area, addressed the Rotary Club of Athens during his official visit F riday. The local club is among 35 Rotary clubs in this district. Speaking of the global growth of Rotary, an international men’s service organization, the district governor said: “Rotary, is the pioneer of the service clubs and today numbers more than 13,200 clubs with a combined membership of more than 630,000 business and professional men. Spread throughout 143 countries in all parts of the world, Rotary clubs conduct activities to improve their communities, aid youth, elevate business standards and further international friendships and understanding.” Commenting on the impact of Rotary on world understanding, he announced that this district had been granted a Group Study Exchange Award by the Rotary Foundation. This award will enable a team of seven persons from the district to spend two months in Australia during the spring of 1969. This team will visit businesses, industries, schools, government institutions, etc., to learn as much about Australia as possible during their stay. In the fall of 1969, Australia will send a team to this district. The district governor also conferred with David Johnson, local Rotary club president, and Fred L. Weiss, club secretary, on matters of club administration and plans for future activities. Your Knees Knock And Teeth Rattle? Like to speak in public? Or, wish you could get up before a crowd and talk without your knees knocking and your teeth rattling? Athens-Limestone Toastinas- (SEE PAGE TWO) UGP Drive Extended Two Weeks Athens-Limestone United Givers Fund drive has been extended two weeks. Action was taken at a Breakfast Report meeting Friday at Jil-Mar restaurant. As of that time, $36,113.84 of the $50,242 goal had been raised. Some 90 per cent of the UGF officials had reported although some of them still have calls to make. ;