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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 12, 1968, Athens, Alabama (I News Courier Successor To- The Alabama Courier Limestone Democrat (1891) and the News Leader (1965) PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND THURSDAY Single Copy ATHENS, ALABAMA TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1968 NUMBER 11 _ X Suit Claims Dismissal Because Of Sex Former International Lions Club Head To Talk Edward M. Lindsey of Law- renceburg, Tenn., past presi- dent of Lions International, will tte the speaker when Athens Lions Club observes its 25th anniversary at 7 p.m. Tues- day, Nov. 19, at 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. i 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 president of the Lawrenceburg Club. During his term as dis- trict governor, seven new clubs were formed in his district. Lindsey is a former mayor of Lawrenceburg. In 1955, he was named Tennessee's Out- standing Mayor. He served as a pilot in World War II and continued his mili- tary service with the Tennessee National Guard. He retired after 20 years of service on Nov. 30, 1962. Lindsey has long been inter- ested in history. He was award- ed a life membership in the (SEE PAGE TWO) Chamber Seeking Tractors, Trailers Bradford Kites Held a On Saturday 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 of- ficiating. A large number of law en- forcement officers from var- EARL BRADFORD ious parts of Alabama and Ten- nessee, as well as a huge crowd of local persons, attend- ed the service. Burial was in Roselawn Ce- metery with McConnell Funeral Home directing. Mr. Bradford died at a.m. Friday in Athens-Lime- stone Hospital where he had been admitted a few days be- fore when he suffered a heart attack. A native of Limestone Coun- ty, Mr. Bradford began Ms career with the Alabama High- way Patrol ora Sept 1, 1951, in Cullmaii County. He later was transferred to Limestone and bad served here contin- uously since that time. He was a member of Hie Alabama Peace Officers Association. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Louise B. Bradford, Aaeas; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Beard, Dal- las, two sons, Jiarony Bradford of Huntsville and Don Bradford of Athens; one grand- daughter; mother, Mrs. Elsie M, Bradford, Athens; three brothers, Roy Bradford of De- catur, a Morgan County Justice of the Peace and retired state trooper, Mac Bradford of Boose Hill, Tenn., and Lester Brad- ford of Lewistnirg, Tean. Pallbearers were J. J. Tay- lor, Bill Faulkner, Bob Patter- son, Bill Paustian, John Evans aind E. M, Parrish, all of the Patrol. Honorary pallbearers were all enforcement officers. Tractors and trailers are be- ing sought by Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce for the Christmas Parade here at 6p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Persons owning tractors or trailers who are willing for them to be used in the parade are asked to contact the Cham- ber office personally or by phoning 232-2600. Wallace McDow, Chamber manager, said schools, church- es, fraternities and sororities were to be contacted by Mon- day entering- floats 'or ndsTn the parade. .Persons or organizations who.have not been contacted, like to participate in the parade are asked to contact the Cham- ber office. There will be a prize for Mooresville Officials Elected Doug Hagan was reelected mayor of Mooresville last week. The election was held on Nov. 5 along with the general elect- ion, except the Mooresville election was altogether a write- in and there was no campaign- ing on the part of anyone, Ha- gan said. Hagan began serving his se- cond four-year term on the day following the election. Others receiving votes for mayor were Frances C. Rich- ardson, 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 pick- up service, water system, fire plugs re-surfaced the streets, and gave a franchise for a na- tural gas company to serve the town (beginning next sum- There were no assessments en any of these projects, Hagan said. Expense we re borne by the Town of Mooresville. the first place float; for second; and for third. These prizes are in addition to 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) Nearly Pigs Consigned For Wednesday There have been nearly pigs consigned for the feeder pig sale at p.m. Wednes- day, 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 Lime- stone School on Monday and Thursday nights from 7 until 9 o'clock, but unless more stu- dents enroll the class may be forced to close. The course can be of advant- age to persons wishing to obtain a high school diploma or in some cases to help their child- ren. Persons interested in enroll- ing are requested to contact the school principal. Appearance Of Santa To Be Via Fire Truck Santa Clans' mode of transportation will be altered some- what when he makes an appearance at First Methodist Cfeurcta at 11 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 for the children will be donated by merchants of Athens, Decatur and Huntsville. Approximately worth of gifts already have been received. Refreshments, including hamburgers, French fries and soft drafts, will be served, Mengelson said approximately 15 children are expected to attend. VETERANS' DAY CEREMONY- Among those who participated in the Veterans' Memorial Day Service at the Limestone County Ve- terans 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 comman- der of the VFW; and Tilford L. Junkins, pas- tor of First Baptist Church. The Rev. Jun- kins, a member of the Army Reserve, de- livered the memorial service address. (Staff photo by Sonny Turner) Several Persons Here Feel Tremor Of Earth Several persons Limestone County felt a tre- mor shortly before noon day as the -result of an earth- quake that was centered in Sou- thern 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 mil- lions of persons. Several build- ings in large cities reportedly swayed, but there were no re- ports of major damage or cas- ualties. The tremmor rolled out from to Kansas and Okla- ,-homa on the west, West Vir- ginia and the Carolinas on the east, south to Alabama, Miss- issippi and Arkansas, and north to Wisconsin and Michigan. The quake reported in Minnesota, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, M issouri, Kansas, Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Neb- raska, Iowa, Alabama, Miss- issippi, Wisconsin, Michigan and Oklahoma. The National Earthquake In- formation 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 S44rfjuis, Mo., at 38.5 de- grees north, 88 degrees west. That is in Illinois near the Indiana state line. The director of seismologi- cal studies at Loyola Univer- sity in Chicago said the exact coordinates given by the Wash- ington center place the epicen- ter at Albion, HI. 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 the center, said the quake had a magnitude of 5.5 on the 10-point Richter scale, which is just under the usual damage level of 6. 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 sex. The complaint, filed under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, seeks in damages for lost wages and court costs, re- instatement, 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 Employ- ment Opportunity Commission, saying she had been told the job she held was a job for a man. The EEOC conducted an in- vestigation and found "reason- cause" to believe the "un- lawful practices" which Mrs. Johnson charged had been com- mitted, 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-undex Title VII of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, sex or religion. Groundbreaking 2et Wednesday 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 Afliens and Limestone County Monday, the first of the "season." Miss Ann Mewboum uses a sweater to shield off 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 melted snow, was registered. (Staff photo by Price Parker) HENDERSON Area Rotary Governor Speaks Here R. W. (Pete) Henderson of Decatur, governor of the Ro- tary district of this area, ad- dressed the Rotary Club of Athens during his official visit Friday. The local club is among 35 Rotary t 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 clubs with a combined membership of more than 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 friend- ships and understanding." Commenting on the impact of Rotary on world under- standing, 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 instit- utions, 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 Fred L. Weiss, club secretary, on matters of club administra- tion and plans for future act- ivities, Your Knees Knock And Teeth Rattle? Lite to speak in public? Or, wish you could get up before a crowd and talk without your knees knocking and your teeth rattling' Attains-Limestone Toastmas- (SEE PAGE TWO) UGF Drive Extended Two Weeks Athens-Limestone Unit- ed Givers Fund drive has been extended two weeks. Action was taken at a Breakfast Report meeting Friday at Jil-Mar restaur- ant As of Uiai time, of the goal liad been raised. Some 90 per cent of the UGF officials had reported although some of them still have calls to make.