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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Athens, Alabama I Athen news courier volume 90 10 cents per cop Athens Alabama a tuesday june 11, 1974 8 pages no. 684 at meeting today a disposition state Board top on the Mark members of Athens cub scout pack 24 put their frogs on the starting Mark during the fourth annual Frog jumping contest saturday at Athens College gym. Lining their entries for the big jump were from left Aaron Hall Mike Simmons i Don Emerson and Chuck Farmer. Ole Jerimiah Streak Kissinger and Jaworski All jumped More than 13 feet in the Competition. President s Mideast tour begins with warm Welcome in Egypt by Maurice Guindi Cairo up the land of the pharaohs was bringing Forth monday 100,000 cheerleaders 30,000 bodyguards and a gentle Camel at the foot of the Sphinx to Welcome the president of the United states. But there will be no belly dancer. At the order of president Anwar Sadat 3,000 baby Blanket sized american flags fluttered up Over Cairo and weather the official weather out Odt for Athens and Vicinity forecasts sunny skies and mild temperatures today and wednesday turning Cool and much clearer tonight. Tonight a predicted Low will be in the mid 50�?Ts. High today and wednesday will be near 80. Winds today will be northwesterly from five to 10 Miles per hour. Alexandria in Honor of presidents Nixon a three Day visit beginning wednesday. Not since before the 1967 Arab israeli War a at a fair attended by american businessmen a had the stars and stripes bedecked Cairo streets. For years the egyptians thumbed Down America As the bulwark of Arch enemy Israel. A now we Honor or. Nixon not As some conquering hero but As a Man of peace a a said Ali Amin a Sadat confidant and editor of the newspaper Al Akbar. A Pharoah would have been proud of the pomp for a peacemaker a the Arab socialist Union Egypt a Only political party ordered 100,000 members to Lead bands hoist banners and flags and spearhead the Street applause for Nixon who with Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger egyptians credit with pushing the Middle East toward peace. A intelligence sources said the government ordered out at least 30,000 guards from Sadat a personal guard Force the presidential general intelligence Agency a likened to americans Cia a and the Interior ministry a National uniform and plainclothes police. With . Secret service agents in a helicopter overhead egyptian army explosives experts checked the 132-mile rail route Nixon and Sadat will ride thursday to meet the people Between Here and coastal Alexandria. The tracks will be flanked by police. A i myi Ibrahim Ghoneim 61-year-old master of the camels rented at $2.50 by tourists at the Sphinx and pyramids will offer Nixon a free ride Friday. Ghoneim ordered two Arab boys to Brush Down the gentle Camel named Canada dry. A i too am grateful a said Ghoneim who jokingly a a sold the Sphinx to Nixon for $50 during the presidents visit As a private citizen in 1963. A Sadat ordered Goldsmiths to produce for Nixon the grand Collar of the Nile Egypt a highest award to Heads of state. Recipients have included chinese Premier Chou in Lai the late soviet Premier Nikita s. Khrushchev Argentine president Juan Peron King Faisal of saudi Arabia and algerian president Houari Boum Dienne. Sadat aides said a belly dancer an Art form in egyptian eyes As popular As football and As respectable As the Boston symphony orchestra would be waiting in the wings to perform for Nixon. By Dee Bauer managing full tor the state Board of education is expected to discuss today the possibility of accepting financial responsibility for the operation of Athens College when it meets in Montgomery. State supt. Of education or. Vicroy Brown said yesterday the discussion of Athens College was not on the Agenda for the Board meeting but it was very Likely the subject would arise. Brown said if the state should accept the College into the higher education system it is impossible now to give a definite Date for the transition. First he said funds would have to be made available to pay off the in deftness of the College and operational funds would have to be secured. At present or. Brown said a we do not have any of these funds available and further More i am almost sure it would take an act of the legislature before the College could become state he said the state department of education does not have the say so of accepting the institution and entire negotiations Are being handled through the governors office. The governor said or. Brown May have some source of funds to Complete negotiations for the College. Appropriations for any a a educational Endeavor has to be approved by the i it legislature. The next session of the Law making body is scheduled for May 1975. Brown said he was not fully briefed on the subject since Athens College president or. Sidney Sandridge has been negotiating directly with the governors office. A i done to see any Way the state can take control of the College until the legislature meets unless gov. George Wallace finds enough funds somewhere to Complete the transaction a or. Brown continued. A Check in governors office disclosed Harry Pennington was representing the governor and working with or. Sandridge. Pennington was not available to discuss the transition yesterday. Florence state University president or. Robert m. Guillot said monday he had notified gov. Wallace that a if the state department of education accepts Athens College into the system a quot us would like to operate the school provided proper funding arrangements could be or. Guillot said in explaining his provision a we do not intend to divert operating funds from flu to assume the financial in deftness of Athens the flu president continued there is a common Bond Between the institutions in that both were originally operated by the methodist Church. He concluded his message to gov. Wallace by saying a we Are ready to explore offers to accept operation of Athens seeacpage6 Athens will not absorb rate hike contrary to an earlier report that Athens May be Aboe to absorb part or All of an electric rate increase due this August mayor Bobby Higgins told the City Council last night that he did no to see any possible Way that the City could afford it. Athens City Council president Malcolm Moore said last week that if there was any Way for the City to absorb the coming rate hike a we will try to do the rate hike however was announced prior to the City c Wincil meeting and the entire Council was not aware of it. The Tennessee Valley authority Tva Board of directors approved last wednesday a rate hike beginning with electricity used in August which could raise the average electric Bill to the consumer about 60 cents per thousand kilowatt hours or about 75 cents per month. In line with this thinking the Council voted to pass on to the consumer another rate hike in the works this one for natural Gas. Beginning july 1, the Cost of natural Gas will go up 5 cents per 1,000 cubic feet. According of Roal Martin manager of the Gas and water departments he said that if the rate hike Wasny to passed on it would add an extra $26,000 to $27,000 to the Cost of called a meeting for wednesday evening with the fire department to discuss the upcoming minimum wage adjustments that must be made concerning operation in the Gas department firemen salaries for one year a something which the new minimum wage Bill the is department can Taf provides for $1.90 per hour beginning Jan. 1,1975, and time the Council and the mayor f see rate hike Page 6 russian missiles Best expert says killer tornadoes still menace but shitting away from South Church state Issue evaded in court s monday ruling by Charm e Mil Lton Washington up Side stepping the Church state Issue the supreme court ruled monday that federally funded services to educationally deprived parochial school Chi Karen must be comparable but not necessarily identical to those m Public schools. The courts 8-1 decision said further that Congress intended to confine acceptable programs to those not barred by state Law. In an opinion by Justice Harry a. Blacki Idun that court refused to Rule specifically on whether the 1965 elementary and secondary education act requires assignment of Jib lick employed teachers to Church schools during school hours aim a if it does a whether the Law violates Thi institution a so it an on a an establishment of Justice William o. Douglas in his dissent said tie Couri should decide that if the terms of the Law permit Federal Aid to Church schools it is tonal. In another Case the Chirt held that police Interr Ogazon of a suspect does not need to let a utterly without error Aryl that an Alibi witness Nile notified voluntarily can testify in court even though the defendant was rot told of his Legal rights in minute detail. The court also upheld Rales and refund formulas set by the Federal Power commission in 1971 for the Southern Louisiana natural Gas area which produces one third of the natural Gas used in tie United states i he new York Public service of Mission said the formula could Cost Consumers $1 billion in other actions Lief re recessing until next monday us court agreed to Rule next fall or Winter on whet Lier tin Federal Power con Mission has unprecedented authority to Aliceas nearly All Fassil fuel Flower plants. The constitutionality of a Hartion of the 1971 f Eil eral election act which requires it certification that Independent political advertising does not come from Campaign funds a Clial Lenge to the civil service a of Mission a exclusion of aliens from All Federal jobs. The education was appealed to the High court by mis Shiri education officials after the 8th u. S. Circuit court of appeals held that the sail a programs must lie afforded disadvantaged childen in both Fiu Blic and f Aro a phial schools. Juri said state Law forbids sending Fiu Blic school teachers into Trivau schools. Parents of children attending religious schools had sought restoration of $13 million in Federal funds allegedly Elsa flied in a Ity schools from 1966 to 1969 in Mieir statistics showed vast disc re of Lincies Between amounts sch no or child m Public and private Sci mils. Blackmun said the Mere fact Liat Public school children Are of provided instruction a Dot s not necessarily create an obligation to make identical provision for private schoolchildren a quot Congress expressly recognize a that different and unique problems and needs might make it appropriate to Utilie different programs in tax private sch tools a he said. The main Point he san i that the programs be a Coin t see Issue page6 by United press International the National severe storms Center in Kansas City monday said the next five Days should end the danger of More killer tornadoes for battered Oklahoma Kansas and Sarkar As but that the danger will then shift to the upper Midwest great and new England areas. A a it a a Long Way from being certain but this is the period we Are worrying about most for the traditional Tornado Alley states a said Center director Allen Pearson. A but if we can get by about june 15 in this area of the country we should be off the Pearson said saturdays storm system which produced at least two dozen tornadoes and Flash floods which killed 25, a amp a named in Price fixing suit by Don Beman in Conj neb. Up a Nebraska cattleman Somlay filed a $1.5 billion antitrust Iuit against a amp a stores a my Safeway stores two of the nations largest supermarket Cli Ains charging thid they conspired to fix meat prices at bout the and retail Levels. The class action suit a. Filed in . District a ourt by Loran Schmit of Bellwood a cattleman and a state senator. It asked treble damages on claimed actual losses of $507 million in behalf of Schmit and other Nebraska meat proud see a amp a Page 6 injured Over 350 and left More than 2,000 homeless in the three states was a a classic pattern that began developing f riday. That was a Surprise to forecasters who watched killer tornadoes Chew through Ohio a month before Well North of traditional areas. A nature is now flip flopping on us and going Back to More conventional late Spring patterns a Pearson said. That spelled trouble for northerners. The greatest likelihood of severe weather will shift to the upper Midwest and great i it Akes area through july and slowly swing into upper new York state and new England. The National weather service monday afternoon issued a Tornado watch for portions of Western and North Central Pennsylvania and most of new York state. It warned that the threat of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms with Large Hail and damaging winds will exist from 3 . Edt until 7 . Pearson warned that the Tornado Alley states from Kansas southward unto Texas should not relax. A nature repeats herself a he said a a and by the end of the week nature could live the system the cities hardest hit by the tornadoes saturday were Emporia Kan. Tulsa okla., and Little Drumright okla., a town of 3,000 located Midway Between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. However More tornadoes struck Small towns and Rural areas throughout Central and Eastern Oklahoma and rain of More than a foot produced Flash flooding in , particularly along its Southern Border in the City of Al Dorado. Fifteen people died in Oklahoma six died at Emporia and four were drowned in . In Oklahoma red Cross services director Jim Monalia said 1,617 persons were left homeless Over 350 persons were injured and damage was in excess of $40 million. President Nixon declared the three states National disaster areas making them eligible for extensive Federal Aid for cleanup and rebuilding. Arkan see tornadoes Page 6 Washington up noted physicist or. Edward Teller said monday the soviet Union is ahead of the United states in production of nuclear tipped missiles and widening the Gap fast. A there is no parity. Russia is number one a Teller told the Senate subcommittee on intergovernmental relations which is investigating government secrecy. A in the size of their nuclear arms very particularly in the most important Branch of missiles carrying nuclear explosives the russians Are ahead of us and they Are moving ahead fast a Teller said. A not Only that they Are moving ahead fast while we Are standing still a he added. A i believe the russians Are ahead of us even the nuclear scientist now working at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California said a technology moves so fast that parity if it exists at All can exist Only for a fleeting Teller who helped develop the atom bomb for the United slates told the con Pittee he did not believe the soviet advances were due to peonage. Est a in hey have gotten some information by espionage that had to be of some limited value a Teller said. A but the real bulk of the work was done in the soviet a science and technology at its Best is invented not copied. We have reason to believe that russian military nuclear technology is excellent and they Are not copying a Teller said. Teller proposed classifying see missiles Page 6 Senate saves silo killer guided missile by Warren l. Nelson Washington up after a rare secret session monday the Senate refused to Stop the Pentagon from developing a a silo killer a missile warhead. Sen. Thomas j. Mcintyre d-n.h., forced the secret session so he could quote classified documents in an Effort to prove american missiles were already so accurate that and see silk killer Page 6 decorative Arch awaits president one of several triumphal Arches of hand made arabic design that have been erected across the six Lane Pyramid drive in Cairo in preparation fur president Nixon a visit june 12. Bunyung and the colourful Arches have been put in place begin rung on june 10. Up

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