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Aiken County Rambler (Newspaper) - March 4, 1982, Aiken, South Carolina SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT AIKEN S C 29801 n co Fublic LIbr TTewberry St SW Aiken Sc 29801 217 AIKEN COUNTY Copyright 1981 by Rambler Publications Inc Volume 5 Number 28 Atken S C Thursday March 4 1982 25c Per Copy HOT LINE Q Can you tell me where in Aiken you can eat where nonsmokers can enjoy their meal C J Aiken A Duffs Cafeteria at Heritage Square has a nosmoking section and a sign clearly designates the aroa The S S Cafeteria at North Augusta Plaza also has a no smoking section The manager says it is not enclosed preventing the fueling of being in a closed room but is separate from other dining urius Signs on the tables designate no smoking Also in the Aiken area there are several food chains which have din ing rooms for club and private meetings Among these are the iWestern SteerFamily SteakHxmse and Western Sizzlin Steak House You might ask if you could be serv ed in those areas away from smok ing patrons Q I saw a very small rabbit run across the road the other day Isnt it too early for baby rabbits to be born E S third Aiken A Dr John Wadley director of the Aiken County SPCA says wild ribbits usually breed from January through August It takes a month before the baby rabbits are born Continued on Page 16 SPRING AT LAST The blooms of this Japanese tulip tree always a harbinger of spring survived a nip of frost earlier this week A frigid wet winter is now ust a memory County Council Billie Trapp Accuses Two Of Tape Release By KAY LAWRENCE AIKEN Billie Trapp publicly censured two members of Aikon County Council Tuesday night calling their action a breach of regulations Her pronouncement came midway in a fairly routine meeting and sur prised and startled the audience Mrs Trapp accused Couneilwoman Mini Woodringand Chairman Carrol Warner of giving the council clerk authority to allow a newspaper reporter to listen to tapes of a recent executive session We have always considered executive sessions as private information she said Weve had leaks before but never a reporter to come in and review the tapes Mrs Tropp said although Chairman Warner wrote her a letter of apology she felt he should not take the full responsibility Warner was ill and did not attend the meeting Mini Woodring reminded Mrs Trapp that County Administrator Scott Barnes had called a press conference at 10 am the morning after the meeting and revealed details of his reorganization plan before county employees had even been informed of it Ft had been Barnes who asked for the executive session to discuss his plan Mrs Woodring said she had been the only one to vote against the ex ecutive session I did not instigate a call to anyone she added referring to an inference that she had contacted the press Councilman Ralph CulJinan remarked that in typewritten minutes of the meeting Chairman Warner had mentioned three times that the tapes would be available If anybody objected they should Continued on 16 a Civil Air Patrol Leader Visits Japan By VIVIAN MILNER AIKEN T Richard Herold a senior member and lieutenant col onel in the Civil Air Patrol escorted two outstanding CAP cadets to Japan last summer where they were guests of the Japanese government for three weeks We participated in the Interna tional Air Cadet Exchange in which outstanding cadets visit about 30 countries in Europe the Middle and Far East and Canada and at the same time their top cadets visit the U S he explain ed Herold escorted an 18yearold boy from Washington D C and a 19yearold boy from Illinois both lieutenant colonels in the CAP These international cadets are the cream of the cropin eachcoun try They learn about civil aviation in other countries and further inter national understanding he said Herold said the Civil Air Patrol was organized in December 1941 During World War II it gave meritorious service doing coastal patrol spotting submarines and ac tually sinking two and damaging several others After the war it became a civilian auxiliary of the U S Air Force It has three mission In the first emergency services it per forms over 85 percent of the search and rescue missions It is not restricted to downed aircraft he explained The CAP flies in search of lost children and hunters boaters or swimmers It does sundown patrol at Clark Hill for example and works closely with Civil Define i The second mission is the cadet program This provides discipline and is structured to train boys and girls 13 to 18 or at 12 if the sixth grade is completed They learn to fly small aircraft and have special training courses in the summer at Air Force bases he said The third mission is aerospace education There are 40000 senior members of the CAP and 30000 cadets Although girls can participate in the exchange program in most countries only boys are eligible in Japan Only males participate in the Japan Civil Aviation Promo tion Foundation Herold said There is no Japanese military air force The two American cadets and Herold landed at the new modern Narita airport 50 miles outside Tokyo The first day they paid a courtesy call at the American Em Continued on Page 2 Richard Harold Senior Member of CAP Holds Gold Bowl Given Him by Head of Japanese CAP
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