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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - April 21, 1974, Athens, Alabama News courier volume 90 25 cents per copy Athens Alabama a sunday april 21, 1974 30 pages no. 761 mennonite volunteers Aid in rebuilding Tornado damage areas Limestone count ians received welcomed help Friday As approximately 40 volunteers of the mennonite disaster service arrived to help with the general clean up of debris stemming from destructive tornadoes which struck the county More than two weeks ago. At hens Limestone civil i defense director Spencer Black said More than too volunteers should have arrived in Limestone county by tomorrow. The mennonites Are mostly from the mennonite churches and ifs sister Brethren in Christ. The volunteers include men and women and boys and girls from age 16 to so. All they ask said Black is for a place to sleep and some food. A a there a no doubt this will be a great lift for Limestone county Tornado victims a Black said. Arrangements have been made for the volunteers to be housed at the National guard armory in Athens. A we done to know How Long they plan to stay a said Black a but i do know they work from Daylight to the mennonites not Only Clear the wreckage Black said but will build Homes Back. They charge nothing. A i understand from some of our neighbouring officials that they put up three Homes in Madison county in three Days this week a Black said. Black said the mennonite Central committee an International Relief and service organization with roots reaching Back to 1920, is the coordinating Agency for the mennonite disaster service. The mennonites Are a Humble people who have taken leave of their own jobs to help Distant neighbors re build a Lane devastated by nature. They have driven hundreds of mile to offer their labors and skills to those less fortunate and in need of help. The joint Effort of mennonite directed toward aiding Thost suffering from a disaster halt its beginning in Kansas in 1952 today Many local groups Are organized. The mennonite disaster service divides the . And Canada into five districts. Alabama is in Region one and Tennessee Kentucky Indiana and Ohio which were also hard hit by the Stroms april 3, Are in Region two. Services for storm victim funeral services for Limestone county a eighteenth Tornado victim were saturday in Boaz. Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins 23, Athens it. 3, died wednesday at Huntsville Hospital from injuries sustained april 3 when a Tornado destroyed her Horn near Mccully re. Mrs. Hawkins had been confined to the intensive care unit at the Hospital since the twister struck two weeks ago. Services for mrs. Hawkins were yesterday at Carr funeral Home and burial was in Cox a Chapel cemetery Boaz. Mrs. Hawkins was survived by her husband Billy Hawkins Athens two daughters Dianne and Judy Hawkins both of Athens several Brothers and Sisters. Hawkins is still in Decatur general Hospital recovering from injuries received during the same Tornado which left 200 homeless and caused More the $5 million in property damage to the county. Getting help Joe Miller 8, had some difficulties getting free from a pair of Handcuffs saturday and had to pay a visit to Athens police and the Limestone county jail before being freed. Joe was playing with the Handcuffs at Jackson a to store locked them on his wrist and was unable to find a key. His Mother mrs. John Miller took the youngster to City Hall but no one there had a key to fit then in desperation she turned to Deputy sheriff Bobby Smith for help. Smith found a key that would free Joe from his imprisonment. Joe did not let a pair of old Handcuffs without a key excite i him As a matter of fact he enjoyed the ordeal. Courier photo by Dee Bauer on syrian front Dayan says Israel is working for settlement neighbor helping neighbor mennonite volunteers began arriving in Limestone county Friday to help local residents Clear away debris left by destructive tornadoes which flattened portions of the county april 3rd. The volunteers have been working from Daylight to dusk in portions of Tanner and East Limestone communities helping to dispose of rubble and lending assistance with the rebuilding of Homes blown away by the winds. The mennonites ask nothing in return but food and a place to sleep. Courier photo err for Patty s Cousin Hearst s Roommate is kidnapped by three men by United press International israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan said saturday his country is working toward a political settlement on the syrian front but is prepared for War if Damascus continues its attempt to capture territory on the Golan Heights. His statement came As fighting Between israeli and syrian forces on 4he Golan front subsided to intermittent artillery exchanges after 39 Days of escalating tank artillery and air Force exchanges. It also followed reports from Cairo that Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger will visit the Middle East next week on his fifth try for peace since last october a fighting. In Cairo egyptian president Anwar Sadat said president Nixon and Kissinger have made peace in the Middle East possible for the first time since 1948. Sadat spoke after receiving the credentials of . Ambassador Herman Eilts in a ceremony held at the Cairo presidential Palace. A the Wisdom of president Nixon and the by Art Mcginn san Francisco up police said saturday a 31-year-old san Francisco Man had reported he was kidnapped thursday by three men who Athens pc s Are seeking nominations the Athens Jaycees Are seeking nominations for the outstanding Young Man of the year from Athens Limestone county. The persons being nominated must by Between the Ages of 18 and 36. The Winner of the local event will then participate on the state level for the four outstanding Young men of Alabama which will lie held next fall at state Jaycee summer conference. Th4 winners of the state level will then attend the u. S. Jaycee banquet which at Liat tune the ten outstanding Young men of America will be chosen the Athens Jaycees urge All local civic clubs i male amp female churches institutions Etc. To participate in this event for entry forms and general information please Contact Jaycee Dym chairman Al Wassum 232-9203 after 5 . Apparently mistook him for his Roommate. William Randolph hears ii Cousin of Patricia Hearst. Police inspector Ralph Brown Van Van r. Bush 31, was hazy on some key details and will be asked to take a lie Detector test. Officers said Bush told them three Black men abducted him near the san Francisco apartment he shared with Young Hearse Bush said he was gagged Arni blindfolded and driven around the City for More than two hours. He said that when the gag was removed his abductors began talking to Hun and called him Bush said he showed them his Driver s License and insisted in was not a Hearse eventually he was released and called the Fri no additional details were provided by a spokesman for Patricia Hearst a family in Hillsborough a san Francisco suburb Bush and Young hears whose father an assistant general manager of the Hearst news diapers died in 1958, were Aid to im1 out of town meanwhile after 75 Days the mystery of the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst was deeper than Ever. Investigation by More than re Fri agents has failed to turn up a Trace of the missing girl and developments since her abduction have raised More questions than answers. The Case took a stunning turn on april 3 when Patricia in a tape recorded message called her father a a liar a said she would never return to her see kidnapped Page 5a notice to advertisers the Athens news courier will be published for county wide distribution on wednesday april 24. By having full coverage More than 15,000 copies will be delivered in Limestone county going into practically every Home. This service is Given to our advertisers at no additional Cost and As a Public service for our Many readers. Persons wanting to advertise in these editions should Contact the Athens news courier advertising department at 232-2720. In Cullman new Plant will hire 150 people Irney sunday Athens Jaycees have set aside sunday april 28, As Honey sunday in Athens and Limestone county. According to Mac Wise Jaycee Honey sunday chairman Athens Jaycees will Man roadblocks to sell Honey at $1 it or bottle. Wise said there Wall be some Advance sales undertaken by tin Athens chapter. Honey sunday is a project of tin Athens Jaycees to raise needed funds for the Partlow school for retarded children in Tuscaloosa. Gospel meeting the full gospel Busi Hessmer is be 11 of s hip International will meet 7 30 p rn., monday april 22, at the a see news beat Page 5ai continuous Effort by or. Kissinger have made peace a possible thing in this area for the first time in 26 he expressed Hope that a a these efforts will continue to the end of the egyptian government officials said Kissinger will visit Egypt next thursday at the Start of his fifth Middle East tour since last october Sarab israeli War. They said Kissinger would spend one Day in Cairo for talks with president Anwar Sadat before going to Syria and Israel in an Effort to promote a military disengagement agreement Between them. The israeli military command said israeli and syrian artillery Crews fuelled on the mount Hermon front intermittently during the Day with one israeli Soldier wounded in shelling in the Southern sector of the Lolan Heights. A syrian military communique said syrian and israeli troops on mount Hermon exchanged intermittent artillery fire throughout the night and Early saturday. A we Are not looking for an All out War even if it gives us military gains because we Are expecting something out of the second stage of negotiations in a few Days a Dayan said in a National radio interview. A i think they the syrians will not try to open up an All out War Between now and the Start of negotiations unless they decide to refrain from Dayan has said he believes the syrians Are pressing the fighting on the Northern front in an attempt to improve their a sit Ion prior to the arrival of Kissinger. A a it a been a quiet Day when you compare it to yesterday or the Day before that a one i see Dayan Page 5a i City schools schedule registration the Athens City elementary schools West Athens elementary West Hobbs Street Athens elementary n. Madison Street and Julian Newman elementary East South Street will Register kindergarten and first Grade students wednesday and thursday april 24-25, from 9 . Till 3 . To be eligible for first Grade a student must be six years of age on or before october 2,1974. To be eligible for kindergarten a student must be five years of age on or before october 2,1974. A new Alabama Law passed in the regular session of 1973 authorized the Board of education to require each Pupil who is otherwise entitled to admittance to kindergarten or first Grade whichever is applicable to present a certification of immunization or testing for the prevention of those communicable diseases designated by the state health officer. The forms used for physical examination and certifying immunization Are available at see schools Page 5a miss Dav is miss Lewter academic honors give two Elkmont students by Joseph m. Traylor gov. George Wallace and officials of Inland Ryerson a instruction products announced Plaas saturday to construct a new manufacturing Plant on a 20-Aere tract of land Liers. Wallace Iii Cullman making his Campaign pitch said the Plant will products a Complete line of pre engineered steel buildings for Industrial commercial institutional and rear Ca t Iona i App a Nee s. The construction company is a subsidiary of Chicago based Inland steel co., and will be located on u. S. 31 South adjacent to National screw co. A i want to officially Welcome Inland Ryerson construction products to Alabama Wallace said. A a we re Happy to have your company join our rapidly growing Industrial a you have our Best wishes for Success m this new operation and if state government of any service please done to hesitate to Contact us a tin governor explained. A your interest Iii your Plant does not end with this Tbs Plant will cover 118, he Square feet of enclosed space including 5,400 Square feet of i see Plant Page 5a> weather mostly fair skies and warmer temperatures Are in the official weather forecast for the Athens area today although blare is a Chance of showers or thundershowers tonight and monday. Highs today will be in the mid 80�?Ts. Lows tonight will be near of highs monthly should be in the Low 80�?Ts, today winds should be southeasterly from eight to 18 Miles per hour. Chance of ram is 40 per cent tonight. Two students who have achieved top academic honors at Elkmont High school have Len named valedictorian and salutatorian for the graduating class of 1973-74 achieving the Honor were Sammie Ellen Davis valedictorian daughter of or. And mrs Claud a. Davis Elkmont by i and Olinda Fay i of ter salutatorian daughter of or and mrs. James lout at liens by i. Miss Davis has been a member of the Elkmont Beta club for the past two years a member of the Fua and the Fla. She was selected for membership of the society of outstanding american High school students who a who among american High school students most intelligent in class who s who and treasurer of Tell senior class. Miss Davis was Winner of the biochemistry award at or North Alabama regional science fair placed fifth in the Athens College science fair Are is assistant editor for the Elkmont High school annual miss utter has been a member of tile Beta tub for the past year and a member of the Elkmont Eha. She has been a member of the latter organization for three years

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