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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 21, 1968, Athens, Alabama                               CV O JBLISHED TWICE WEEK TUESDAY AND THURSDAY VOLUME 86 Chie A Ar ATHENS, ALABAMA THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1968 NUMBliR 14 ightfoot Is Selected REHEARSING FOR PAGEANT Limestone Junior Miss Contestants are rehearsing this week in preparation for the contest which is to be m the Athens Junior High School aud- itorium at 7 p.m Saturday. Among the 27 contestants are from left, AmeliaMcConnell. West Limestone; Sandra Thompson, Ardmore, Gail Fincher, Athens; and Alice Hancock. Athens. (Staff photo by Sonny Turner) BULLINGTON A Distinguished Flying Cross Is Presented SgL Thomas L, Bullington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Bullington of 1106 Winston Drive, Athens, has been pre- sented the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was presented the award for activity in Vietnam. He has bsen stationed in Thailand for aearly a year and is expected Ito arrive horn? in mid- (SEE PAGE TWO) Athens Lions Club Hears Concern Expressed Over Permissiveness In Nation "Is America forgetting This question was asked Tuesday night at Athens Lions Club's 25th anniversary obser- vance at Barbecue Ranch by Edward Lindsey, president of Lions International in 1966- 67. but pointed out that Lions Clubs in all of these nations are at- tempting to help mankind. He said every 24 hours there (SEE PAGE TWO) 18 Floats Already On Parade List Eighteen organizations -have, notified the Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce that they plan to enter floats in the Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. Wallace McDow, Chamber manager, said "there are a number of other organizations we hope to hear from. We do need to know as soon as poss- ible." American flags on floats are fine, McDow said, but high school bands are being urged to refrain from carrying U. S. flags be- cause policeman automatically come to attention when flags are being carried by marching groups. McDow also asked persons willing to loan trailers for use in groups constructing floats to contact his office. Card Charge Freddy G. Nash, 21, of Ath- ens Rt. 10, was arrested about noon Wednesday by Limestone County Sheriff M. W. (Buddy) Evans. Nash was charged on four counts of false use of a credit card. Bond was set at on each charge. _ a businessmaovin JLawrenceburg, Tenn., egress- ed concern over a growingper-'; missiveness in society and de- caying of moral fiber in this nation. He said this is right in line with a lack of respect for law and order. He quoted FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as saying serious crimes are committed each 24 hours in the United States. He stated, "1 hope God never forgets America and America never forgets God." Lindsey and his wife visited in 93 countries during his ten- ure as president of the world's largest service organization. He said it is shocking how some of the poor people live, Holiday Is Forcing Change In Schedule Publication schedule of the NEWS COURIER is being altered next week because no mail will be delivered on Thanksgiving Day. The regular Tuesday publication will be printed Saturday night so that persons will receive it in the mail Monday. Schedule for the regular Thursday edition will be pushed up a day so that persons will receive the newspaper on Wednesday instead of Friday. NEWS COURIER employes will be working this Saturday so they can observe a long Thanksgiving weekend. PRENTIS DAVIS Davis Named To Board Prentis G. Divis, owner and operator of Davis Brothers Gen- eral Merchandise at Pleasant Grove, Monday night was ap- pointed by the Limestone County Board of Education to fill the unexpired term of Nelson Swinea. who died recently. Davis stated: "It is with hum- ble gratitude that I accept the appointment by the County Board of Education to fill the vacancy_ on the board created by the death" of our good friend, Mr. Swinea. "I hope the appointment meets (SEE PAGE TWO) Gen. LeAAayj In Athens I General Curtis LeMay, vice candidate on the third party ticket with GeorgeS Wallace, was in Athens LeMay spent about an hour Tuesday noon with Jim Beasley at Sweet Sue He also signed autographs from some persons while there. LeMay, accompanied by an associate who is a Ph.D., made the trip from ornia. to talk with Beasley. He arrived Huntsville-Madison County Jetport and de-'j: parted from there after visitng with Beasleyx at the Sweet Sue plant and new Sweet Sue-: restaurant. Beasley said they had a nice and discussed business, but it is whether a business agreement will be out between the two. Details were not It was the first time Beasley had met-i; the retired Air I orce chief of staff. described him as very personable and a better talker across the table than on Beasley said LeMay might come back at a. later date. CONTESTANT Miss Debra Rogers, an Elkmont High School junior, has become the second Miss Merry Cnrist- mas contestant. She is the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers of Athens Rt 4. Judging in the contest will be Nov. 25. Grand Opening Saturday At Yarber's New Building Jack Yarber Ford, Inc., will have grand opening at its new building on Highway 72 East Sa- turday. Jack Yarber, owner and man- ager, said the new facility con- tains approximately sq- uare feet of floor space. The modern structure con- tains carpeting throughout with the exception of the Parts and Service Departments. Music and the sound system is by 3M. The showroom is designed for 10 automobiles. Among officials of the firm, in addition to Yarber, are Hou- ston Moore, general manager; Billy Cook, sales manager, Dean Campbell, service manager; and Parts Department, Felton Smith, Wayne Gooch and James Davis. Numerous grand openingpri- zes will be given. They include a color television, 30-cup cof- fee maker, two transistor ra- dios, 50-piece stainless steel service for eight, picnic outing kit, and vacuum cleaner. There will be free refreshments for everyone. Dexter and the Derbies are to provide entertainment all day Saturday. Oa display will be the Mustang Cobra Jet Racer, winner of more than 25 trophies in 1967-68. Dave Campbell, Varbai shop foreman, has raced the car in Alabama, Mississippi, and won every race in "C" stock. He won top elim- inator seven times in a row. Yarber has some 70 new (SEE PAGE TWO) No Contract -V On Tenure Was Stressed City Council, in a special ses- sion last night, voted to retian A. B. Lightfoot as Athens Chief of Police. The vote was 5 to 1 LIGHT FOOT with councilman Leopard McLemore casting the only dis- senting vote. However, it was made plain by Mayor Charles Bailey that the Chief has no contract as to length of em- ployment. Nine applicants for the posf were interviewed b> the coun- cil Monday night. City clerk William D. Owens called their names upon instruction from Mayor, BaUfiy, and were asked to J a to hire their choice. Only other applicant for whom a motion second was made was Lt. Marvin II. Vinson of the Athens police force. Motion to employ Vmson was (SEE PAGE TWO) FORD DEARLERSHIP OFFIClALS-Officials of Jack Yarber Ford which will have grand opening in the nevi building on Highway 72 East Saturday are, from left: Jack Yarber, owner and manager; Houston Muore, general manager; and Billy Cook, sales manager. (Staff photo) IN REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Decline Membership Athens and Limestone County have declined for the second time in as many years to join the North Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission. A meeting was held Friday in Decatur of the Nora Centra] group, and invitations were issued to Thomas Lee Mammons, chairman of the Limestone Board of Revenue, and Charles P. Bailey, Athens' mayor. In ad- dition, Bob Gunn, executive secretary of the Top of Ala- bama Council of Local Government, composed of Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Jackson counties, attended. Guy Roberts of Hartseile, late chairman of the Morgan Board of Revenue and Control, who will soon be- come the a year director of the Ktorth Central fanning organization, was asnong those issuing the in- vitations to Hammwis and Bailey, along with Gary Voketz, planner for the City ol Dscatur, and a Cvttmw County representative. No one present from Lawrence County. Tne North Centra! Alabama planning Commission is ol Morgan, Lawrence arad Callman counties, Limestone's membership in the organization has been Uy sought, Jie ine roHnicipalifaes within ihe county are 4 HJtmbeis ol the Top ol Alabama Council of Local Governments but is also a part of the Standard Metropolitan Statistical District with Madison County. It was upon tine recomoaendation of federal officials that Limestone, as a part of the metropolitan district "with Madison, also pined tibe Top ol Alabama Council of Local Governments. Mammons and Bailey reported upon their return from the Friday meeting with the North Central planning group's representative that they were cited the advantages of Athens-Limestone withdrawing from the Top ol Alabama council and joining the Morgan-Lawrence-Cullinan group. It was pointed out to them that Limestone and Morgan are joint members of the Wheeler Basin Regional Library and that Limestone is also a member ol the Tri-County Regional Appalachian Health Commission. Politically, Morgan and Limestone are now in the same State Senatorial Distal ct and this county is in the same Hofljse District with Lawrence County. Moreover, these two counties adjoin Limestone with only the Tennessee River running between. Limt'Stonians have long held a suspicion that Dacaturwill some day attempt to annex that portion of Limestone County lying along U.S. 31 north ol the river and including the John C, Calhoun State Technical Sthool and College as-well as the property on the ,sMf ol the highway. The latter includes many residences which yield Limestone tax retumes and a large housing develqpHU'nt is lures-ecu in the near More in toe immediate area of fine college. Lending support to the supposition that Dscatur some 'day lans to extend its city limits into Limestone Genuity is of a 16-inch water line across the Tennessee River a few years ago. Toe line now serves no customers but ends at a point a Sfew yards on the Limestone side ol the stream, and in the event ol annexation could easily be extendec to serve residences, businesses and industry as to north as the Luke Pryor farm. Hammons bluntly told the North Centra] Alabama group that Limestone has no Mention 

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