Athens News Courier, November 25, 1968

Athens News Courier

November 25, 1968

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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 25, 1968, Athens, Alabama VOLUME 86 V'i°V <v o- The Alabama Courier (1880), Limestone Democrat (1891) and the News Leader (1965) PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND THURSDAY ATHENS, ALABAMA - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 19b8 NUM Bl! Ii 15 Circuit Judge From Limestone Talked Lawyer Here May Be Assistant DA Construction Work Starts Work Ends Included in last week's 2,382 total cubic yards of concrete placed on the project was the final pour for the chimney foundation. About onehalf of the total concrete was placed for the reactor building and turbine foundations. Other areas of concreting operations were the the service building, control bay, radwaste building intake structure, and various items in the 500-kv portion of the swithc-) yard. The contractor reported to the project last week and began installing window frames for the office building. Insulation continued on the various duct work and mechanical piping; masonry for the building's interior walls continues. Limestone County Rep. Ed Burgreen was asked if he been requested to secure legislation of this type. He answered “No comment." He said there had been a little talk about setting up Limestone as a separate judicial system, but that he does not think the Limestone Bar Association would want this at the present time. Hundley, 43, was among three •applicants for the post. The others were Johnson and Morgan County Judge C. Bennett McRae. Hundley replaced Johnson four years ago as circuit district attorney. Hundley is a native of the Mooresville-Belle Mina area. (SEE PAGE TWO) Franchises Are Signed Officials of ABC Fast Foods, Inc., of Nashville signed a contract Wednesday for IOO franchises ofSweetSue International restaurants in Tennessee and Kentucky. INSPECTS DAMAGE - Froal Martin, manager of Athens Water Department, views a large crack in the rear of the Automotive Parts building on Pryor St. Stanley Britton and George Patterson ere owners of the parts firm and W. B. Young owns the building. A “roughly circular depression" in the earth about 50 feet across was responsible for the damage. Another crack in the concrete floor can be seen at left. The signing ceremony took place in the office of Jim Beasley, president of Sweet Sue Kitchens and Sweet Sue International. Talk of a third circuit judge for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, which consists of Limestone and Morgan Counties, has arisen in connection with reports Gov. Albert Brewer will appoint R. L. (Dick) Hundley as circuit judge. Limestone Death To Up To 16 Efforts were made last week by a group of Athens lawyers to get Gov. Brewer to appoint George Johnson, a member of the Alabama Court of Appeals and former resident of Athens. But the governor had already committed himself to appoint Hundley, reliable sources said. Limestone County's traffic toll for this year was raised to 16 the latter part of last week. Larry Stephen Russell, 29, of Huntsville, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday in Huntsville Hospital where he was admitted after being injured in a one-car mishap earlier in the night 6.5 miles east of Athens on U. S. Highway 72. Russell was manager of The Steak Barn in Huntsville. Upon the official appointment of Hundley from circuit district attorney to judge, deputy DV Dan Nelson is to be elevated to the DA post. Henry Blizzard, young Athens lawyer, has expressed an interest in becoming assistant DA. This appointment will be up to Nelson. The last resident of Limestone County to be a circuit judge was Judge Ed Horton, more than 30 years ago. The number of fatalities in Limestone during 1968 is one more than at the same period last year. $1,787 Has Been Raised In Seal Sale However, the appointment this time previously was unofficially offered to Bruce Sherrill and then Jimmy Woodroof. However, neither accepted. Two years are remaining on the term vacated by Judge James N. Bloodworth who assumed duties early this month as a member of the seven-member Alabama Supreme Court. “Again the citizens of Limestone County have pledged their faith in the voluntary fight against tuberculosis and other respriatory diseases by supporting the 1968 Christmas Seal Campaign," said Dr. Charles Lambert Christmas seal chairman. The circuit judge post pays about $16,500 annually. Many successful lawyers make more than this, but one of the reasons Sherrill and Woodroof said no to the ofter was that the post would be up for election in two years. Reporting on the results of the 1968 Seal Campaign to date, Dr Laml>ert said he hoped contributions would continue to come in and bring the total from its present amount of $1,787.30 to somewhere near the amount of $5,000 estimated as necessary to carry on the association's activities during the coming year. “In return for the confidence showin in us, the tuberculosis association pledges itself to carry the fight to the finish," Dr. Lambert said. “Tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases can and must be eradicated. No home in Limestone County i» safe from these diseases until all homes are safe. It’s a Matter of Life and Breath." The judges are chosen by voters in both counties. A a Decatur lawyer could run and probably carry Morgan County, which has several thousand more eligible voters than Limestone. Therefore, there was too much risk of being left without a job and no private practice. It would be like starting all over in private practice. The circuit court docket for Morgan County is much heavier than Limestone. The load of cases in both counties may become too much for two judges. Possible legislation to set up Limestone as a judicial system has been discussed, but there are not enough circuit court cases here to keep one judge busy full-time. Placing of earth backfill material around the 350-foot lengths of discharge pipe progressed on two shifts this week. The contractor is arranging his equipment preparatory to dredging the trench for the remaining sections of discharge pipe and removing the earth dike that is now enclosing the discharge structure area. The Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company forces are in (SEE PAGE TVVO) BUILDING DAMAGED — This is the rear of Automotive Parts Co. which was damaged Thursday afternoon as the result of a portion of the earth sinking. It was explained that the site is in the vicinity of First Baptist Church and Athens bus station which have experienced similar occurrences. Both are near the city's spring from which under ground chasms extend in several directions However , the cause is uncertain. State geologists arrived here Saturday and were to spend the weekend observing the situation. George Patterson, co-owner of the business, said Saturday the ground had sunk a little since the occurrence Thursday. (Staff photos by Price Parker) On Ho spital Chimney Foundation Limestone has reached its goal for the past several years. Therefore, the idea has been discussed oi appointing a third judge with the specification that he be from Limestone. The judicial system in the two counties would operate under the present system, except with an additional judge. Construction began Thursday on the D. E. Jackson Mem-j orial Hospital at Lester, according to attorney Jimmy Alexander. AMANDA JACKSON MARCELLE SMITH    JACKIE    CANNON ...West Limestone ...Athens Bible School    ...Cal-Tech Tips For Safe Holiday “If your family is holding a get-together this Thanksgiving, plan and prepare to prevent accidents in your home that can mar the holiday," stated Dr. Betty W. Vaughan of the Limestone County Health Department. “The following guidelines should assist you in celebrating safety," she said: With the onset of cold weather, the danger from fires increases. Provide adequate screening for open fires, and (SEE PAGE TWO) A Responsibility EDITORIAL A tabulation Friday afternoon of contributions and pledges to the Athens-Lime stone County United Givers Fund was a little more than $40,000 — 80 per cent of the goal of $50,242. Robert Semmler, UGF president, said “We have hopes of getting $3,000 to $5,000 more based on people who have not submitted their returns." Semmler; Macon Brock, drive chairman; and Wallace McDow, manager of the Chamber of Commerce where contributions are turned in and tabulated, this week plan to contact persons who have not reported or “reported insufficiently." Efforts will be made to make these contacts next week and conclude the campaign the week of Monday, Dec. 2. The $40,000 is slightly more than was raised last year when the goal was $44,000, but drive leaders are making a determined effort to reach the goal this year. And, with your help and our help, this goal can easily be achieved. But unless you and I help out, the cause can go very little further. We realize there are other worthwhile drives under way, but the UGF is supposed to be a “united" drive to keep from continously having drives and being asked for donations. The UGF is supposed to be the one big drive. If we give it the push it deserves, we will surpass the goal. There are 14 organizations depending upon the UGF and in most cases the UGF is their only source of income. Less funds mean less services to the community. Possibly there are persons who have not been contacted. Although the drive leaders have made concentrated efforts, let us remember they are working people and must perform the UGF chores in addition to their regular jobs. No one receives any pay for their UGF duties. We are endorsing the drive and at the same time filing a contribution. We feel the UGF is a communitywide responsibility. VIRGliL caudle ...T rinity JOYCE CHRISTMAS ...Athens College LYNN RICHARDSON ...East Limestone JEAN ROBERT’S ... 1’anne r M iss Merry Christmas Of 1968 To Be Chosen Tonight At College Eleven pretty and talcnteu young ladies are to be judged Monday night with only one to be named the 1968-69 Miss Merry Christmas for Limestone County, in Founders Hall at Athens College, at 7 p.m. The girls , who represent each of the high schools and colleges in Limestone County, will be judged in street dresses. The winner will reign over the Christmas parade Dec. 5 af 6 p.m. She will ride on the Miss Merry Christmas float, while the other contestants will ride in convertible cars. Miss Deborah Taylor, a former student at Athens Highschool, was selected as last year's Miss Merry Christmas. Vying for the title this year are: Genia Putman, a senior at Ardmore High School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie E. Putman, Ardmore Rt. I. West Limestone High School’s choice is Amanda Jackson, a senior and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waddell Jackson, a Lester Rt. I. Virgie Caudle is representing Trinity Highschool, and is a senior. Her grandmother is Mrs. Ahnie Warner, Madison. Marcella Smith is the repre-senative from Athens Bible School, where she is a junior. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Smith of Athens Rt. 8. Lynn Richardson is El st Limestone's choice. She is a sophomore. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Richardson of Athens Rt. 4. The Tanner High School representative is Joan Roberts, a senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Roberts of Athens Rt. 2. Glenda Miller will represent Clements High School where she is a junior. Miss Miller is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller of Athens Rt. 8. The Athens High School representative is Freda Burgreen She is a senior and daughter I I ft 1 & 2 of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Burgreen, Athens. Representing Elkmont High School is Debra Rogers. She is the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth (SEE PAGE TWO) ;v,V.V.Y,V.W,V -,v ‘    '•SflSSr    ‘    '•    •    *■'    ■    'Wf' rn I ii; a I * % I I I I; V V- Thanksgiving Service Set Wednesday Night Athens Ministerial Alliance will sponsor a community Thanksgiving eve service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Tilford L. Junkins, pastor of First Baptist Church, will deliver the Thanksgiving message. Special musical numbers will be presented by a Church of God Choir from Decatur, and the Children’s Choir of First Presbyterian Church here.    #    ft The Rev. W. O. Beard, president of the Alliance and minister of First Christian Church, said the special emmm vice will replace Wednesday night services at the churches ft participating.    J: ft: They are, he said: St. Timothy’s Episcopal, First United $ Methodist, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, First Christ-tan, Seventh Day Adventist, and Church of God.    | * The Rev. Beard "extends a cordial invitation to all to £ all to share in this community service/*' Flanagan Lumber Co. has the contract which has a maximum price of $228,249.50. Part of the project is being done on a cost plus with limitation of cost. Alexander said the price can be under $228,249.50. GENTA PUTMAN    GLENDA    MILLER ...Ardmore    ...Clements Health Officer Gives ;