Order a high-quality 18"x24" poster print of this page. Add to Cart

Athens News Courier Newspaper Archives May 11 1974, Page 2

Low-resolution version. To view a high quality image

Start Free Trial
Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Athens, Alabama Dying Veteran seeks benefits for family after his death Athens news courier tuesday june 11,1974 page3 Boston up ii the veterans administration has reopened the Case of a terminal cancer patient who is trying to get benefits for his family to help sustain them after he Dies. Liast sept. 26 the Board of veterans appeals Board ruled that John a. Ellis 28, Mattapan was not eligible for family benefits. Ellis who is dying of Hodgkin a disease Lymphosarcoma a form of cancer is firmly convinced that the ruling is wrong. With the help of Many allies among them the Boston City Council Ellis Hopes to get favourable consideration of his claim. The City Council passed a Resolution last month pointing out that Ellis a valiantly served our country during the Vietnam War and his four years in the air Force brought sgt. Ellis to the Vietnam theater to Formosa and to the Phillip Ines. Because Ellis does not know when his death will come a Only that it will be soon a he Hopes the government will act quickly. He wants the Assurance that his wife Leandra 28 his sons John jr., 6, and Sean Paul 2 i and his daughter Smandra 5, will have financial stability after his death. His situation was first publicized several months ago and since then Ellis has received letters and phone Calls from other veterans with similar problems. �?o1 feel i can be of help to other veterans in the same situation a he said. A and believe me there Are Ellis who says he had great Faith in the established procedures of government finally took his Case to the news Media last March after All regular channels failed to help him. Originally he did not want to publicize his problem a but if it shows the veterans administration up on its mistakes then something May be done to prevent it from happening again. A i think the image of the veterans administration will suffer a great Deal if i die before i get the benefits for which i have been he contracted Hodgkin a disease during his service career and in december 1966, while in the air Force symptoms of this disease were noted in his military record. Tapes give no reason to impeach says Edwards elected who s who Jan Hambrick a graduate of Scottsboro High school and the granddaughter of mrs. Lorene Ricketts it. 4, Athens was recently notified that she will be featured in the eighth annual edition of who a who among american High school students 1973-74. Miss Hambrick the Niece of or. And mrs. Charles Dollar Athens plans to attend Auburn University in the fall. She is the daughter of or. And mrs. Sam b. Hambrick 1308 Garden drive Scottsboro. Jan Hambrick Washington up rep Jack Edwards r-Ala., says the White House transcripts do not show that president Nixon committed an impeachable offence but Edwards believes the House judiciary committee will approve an impeachment Resolution. Two other Alabama congressmen spoke out on other issues Over the weekend. Sen James Allen d-Ala., said congressmen weren to working hard enough to Clear a legislative logjam and rep Lorn Bevill d-Ala., said he opposes a proposed reduction of american troops in Europe. Edwards said sunday he had read the White House transcripts and a while i done to like what in be read i have not yet found an impeachable offence in the he said he expected the judiciary committee would report out an impeachment Resolution within a month. Edwards said he would not decide How to vote until he hears All of the evidence but he admits he Hopes impeachment will not be warranted. A however if after considering All the evidence i conclude that the president has committed an impeachable offence then 1 will with an extremely heavy heart vote for impeachment a he said. Allen said that despite a legislative logjam the House and Senate continue to operate with Long weekends and Short work Days. A i believe that Congress should operate on the basis of a Long work week and for Long hours to help solve our National problems a he said. Allen said at least 23 pieces of legislation Are in House and Senate committees and that 13 funeral notices or. Isidoe Victor Girr 91 funeral services for or. Isidor Victor Girr 91, 711 w. Washington St., Athens were 2 . Yesterday at Spry funeral Home Chapel Rev. Mccrea Chapman and Rev. . Harden officiating. Burial was in Roselawn cemetery Spry funeral Home directing. Or. Girr died 11 . Saturday at his Home. Survivors include his widow mrs. Beatrice Girr Athens two Sisters mrs. Mary Stewart Birmingham mrs. Katherine Kempster Newport . Thank you my family and i want to express our thanks to the people who voted for me. Also to the ones who worked so hard on my behalf i shall always be grateful. To or. Reynolds and his supporters i hold no lets All work together for a better educational system for Limestone county. With gratitude Tommy Ham pm. Pol. Adv. By Tommy Ham major appropriation Bills have not been passed a Congress should not use he problems of watergate As a Crutch or an excuse for not doing our jobs a he said Bevill said he opposes a proposal in the Senate to substantially reduce u. S. Troop strength in Europe a at a time when communist nations Are building up their he said however that other countries should assume More of the Cost of maintaining the troops. A it is time hat Western Europe great Britain Japan Anada and other free nations look on More responsibility for he defense of the free world a Bevill said. Edwards Allen and Bevill made their comments in weekly newsletters to heir statue its. Study Cotton Weed control i oking Over Cotton Weed control research during the june 4 Field Day at the Tennessee Valley substation Belle Mina Are from left Macon Patterson Limestone county Extension farm agent John Boseck superintendent of the Belle Mina facility of Auburn University agricultural Experiment station who was Host for the meeting Hugh Powers Cotton grower from Copeland and d. R. Salter Limestone county Extension chairman. The program featured discussions of Cotton Weed control research and a tour of substation research plots devoted to Cotton Herbicidal testing. Woods Todd want recount con stolen cars crash the crash rate for stolen cars is about 200 times that for other automobiles. Birmingham up Charles Woods and a. W. Tood two Defeated statewide candidates in last week s democratic primary Runoff want at least some of the votes in their races recounted Woods who lost to incumbent Jere Beasley by 87,000 votes in the lieutenant governors race asked state democratic chairman Robert s. Vance for a recount of votes in Jefferson county where he lost by 22,000 votes accidents kill eleven during the weekend by United press International accidents killed at least 11 persons in Alabama during the weekend a United press International Survey showed monday. Seven of the victims died in traffic accidents three drowned and one was electrocuted average rainfall for May Knoxville Tenn. Up it the average rainfall for May in the Tennessee Valley area was nearly three inches above Normal the Tennessee Valley authority reported monday. May rainfall averaged an even seven inches across the Valley compared with the 4.2 Inch average. Heaviest amounts of rain were reported in the Eastern half of the Valley with the highest being 12.30 inches at Clingman a dome on the Arolina Tennessee Border in the great Smokey Mountain National Park. The Johnsonville steam Plant West of Waverly Tenn., recorded the lowest amount of rain for he month 3.94 inches. Killed were Ricky Williams 14�?T Blountsville when his motorcycle collided head on with a car on a Rural Blount county Road about six Miles West of Blountsville Roy Styron 25, a More and Clarence Hardy 28, Jackson when heir car rammed into the rear of a tractor trailer parked Iff 1-10 near Loxley. Milton Johnson. 23�?T Range in a two car crash on an Escambia county Road near Brewton Mary Williams 32, Cottonton in a two car Accident on Alabama 165 near Phenix City. Freddie Roberts 43 Grove Hill in a one car Accident on Alabama 178 near Fullton. Alphonso Bickley 26, i Tuskegee. Whose car ran off . 80 near in Tuskegee. Elmer Mosick 26, i Anett a swimmer who drowned off Dauphin Island when caught in in undertow. Lucy Coleman 17, Mobile a swimmer who drowned off Dauphin Island when caught in an undertow. I Irry Waters 18, Robert Sdale a swimmer who drowned off Gulf shores when caught in an undertow. David Stewart 111,26, Tarrant Heights electrocuted when an outdoor radio Antenna he was installing brushed against a Power line. The up Survey includes accidental deaths from 6 . Friday to Midnight sunday. It s going on now Campaign for Christ with Charles Coil 7 30 . Thru thursday a cordial Welcome awaits you West Hobbs Street Church of Christ a in i it i in i in h 11 in quot i a i i in 1 it i Woods indicated that if irregularities were found in Jefferson county he would request a recount of votes in All 67 counties a process which could Cost the Dothan millionaire As much As $50,000. N of Woods who led a five Man Field in the May 7 primary charged there were a miscalculation mistake or misconduct in the counting of Runoff votes. Tood. Defeated by 59,000 votes by incumbent Mcmillan i Ane for commissioner of agriculture and industries said sunday he would ask Vance for a recount of votes in several counties. Jbf Tood did not announce which counties would be involved. A there were deliberate mistakes a said Todd a former agriculture and industries commissioner. A a recount will prove thai i won the election by 50,000 a a there a no possible Way i could Lead a Field of four it in the May 7 primary by 26,000 votes and lose he race in four no bananas according to the agriculture department household consumption of fruits and vegetables has decreased to 82 per cent of what it was in 1941�?T tremendous trunk the tree with the biggest trunk is the Montezuma Cypress in the churchyard of Santa Maria Del tule near Oaxaca Mexico with a trunk More than 50 feet in diameter and 160 feet around. Farm programming . Salter county Extension chairman Cotton insects we have had several people ask us about those Bright yellow gadgets seen in l. V. Moore a Cotton Field in Greenbrier. The gadgets Are Boll Weevil pheromone traps referred to As i Eggett traps. We be also placed some of the traps in Hoyt Williamson a Cotton Field just South of Tanner. A a we be been asked is it a new method of controlling Boll Weevils who is using the traps where can i get some of the traps and How much will they Cost currently the traps Are being used for research and demonstration purposes. Moore and Williamson Are cooperating with an expanded state research program to eradicate the Boll Weevil As an economic pest. The traps seen in Moore and Williamson a Cotton Fields Are being used As a Survey tool in luring Weevils to a designated area. There a not enough data to correlate trap catches to actual Field population but the traps can be used As xxx indicators of population trends. Traps and grand lure May soon be registered and available for Farmers through commercial concerns maybe As Early As the 1975 growing season. Costs have not been firmly set but All. Indications Are that they will definitely be economically feasible. The traps can be an important detection tool for Boll Weevil hot spots and an indicator of Peak emergence of Boll Weevils from hibernation. Hopefully the Boll Weevil pheromone will soon be developed to the stage of being recommended for practical application in Boll Weevil control. Cotton scouting school Cotton scouting will be More important this year than Ever before. You can either scout the Cotton yourself or have someone else do it. We will train you to do it if you done to know How or anyone you select free of charge. We will even help you locate a scout if you want us to. A scouting school will be held at Belle Mina on june 10, 11 12. If you Are a Cotton Farmer and you have not sometime in the past exposed yourself to one of these three Day Short courses i would highly recommend it. You just might learn something new and worthwhile. Dairy meeting Dairy Farmers and their wives Are invited to attend a luncheon meeting at the Hickory House restaurant East of Athens on Highway 72, tuesday june 11, at 7 30 . The meeting sponsored by the american Dairy association is one of a series of meetings being held Over the state. Dairymen will receive information bearing on various phases of the Dairy program and what is ahead for the Industry. If you Are a Dairyman this is one meeting you should attend. Early calving the calving season has a definite influence on weaning weight and percentage calf crop. Both factors influence the returns you cow calf people receive. Weaning growth rate is greatest for calves born in the first third of the year. Calves born in the january april period usually average gaining 1.72 pounds per Day compared to 1.58 gains for summer and fall calves. The late Winter and Early Spring calves gained eight per cent faster than those born any other time of the year. Calves Are usually sold in the fall around october. Calves born in february would be about 240 Days old and weigh around 465 pounds in october. May calves would be about 150 Days a old and weigh about 315 pounds. Thus february calves would be about 150 pounds heavier and would bring $60 to $70 More depending on prices. The Breeding season should correspond closely to the time when the most forage is available at the least Cost. In Alabama the most forage is available from about april to july. Gardening Spray and pick Quality vegetables All summer spraying is see farm programming Page 8� television log tuesday morning 7 00 2 a Bozo 4 13 31 a today 5 a mornings with Siegel 6 morning show Tom York 19 morning folks a Reekes 7 30 48 Arthur Smith 7 55 5 Coffee with Dorinda 8 00 2 new zoo revue 5 19 Captain Kangaroo 48 Happy hour cartoons 8 05 6 Merv Griffin 8 30 Green acres comedy 2 48 2 a 5 19 4 13 31 a this morning 9 00 movie a drama joker s wild Dinah Shore Coffee break Gord game a Jack la Lanne 9 25 6 now Pat Gray 9 30 5 19 gambit game 4 13 31 a jeopardy game 6 girl in my life 48 not for women Only 10 00 5 19 now you see it game 4 13 31 wizard of Odds game 6 All my children 48 galloping gourmet 10 30 5 19 love of Lite serial 4 13 31 Hollywood squares 6 48 Brady Bunch 10 55 5 19 lbs news a Douglas Edwards 11 00 2 Merv Griffin 5 19 serial 4 13 31 6 48 5 19 serial 4 13 31 game 6 48 Young and the restless Jackpot game password game 11 30 search for tomorrow celebrity sweepstakes split second game 11 55 4 13 31 Abc news Edom Newman afternoon 12 00 2 48 All my children serial 6 13 19 news 4 noon show Bart Ganick a it singing convention h a Oinah Shore 12 15 13 mid Day 19 woman s Page weather 12 25 5 news 12 30 2 6 48 let s make a Deal game 5 19 As 1 he world turns serial 13 31 2 6 48 5 19 4 13 31 serial 2 48 5 19 4 13 31 6 5 19 a Price is right a game 4 13 31 a another world a serial 2 30 2 6 48 a one life to live a serial 5 19 match game 4 13 31 a How to survive a marriage serial 2 50 25 20th Century capsules 3 00 2 Andy Griffith a comedy 5 19 tattletale a game 4 13 31 Somerset serial 6 48 510,000 Pyramid game 25 a crunches and grins 3 30 2 Mike Douglas 4 Addams family a comedy 5 Gomer Pyle usic 6 a bewitched comedy 25 electric company 13 Hogan s heroes 19 a Gilligan s Island 31 a Flintstones 48 Merv Griffin 4 00 4 leave it to Beaver 5 movie Western 6 Bonanza Western 25 sesame Street 13 Gomer Pyle usic 19 Bonanza Western �31 Gomer Pyle usic 4 30 4 Lucy show a comedy 13 Andy Griffith comedy 31 Beverly Hillbillies 5 00 2 6 Abc news Smith Reasoner 4 dragnet crime drama e5 mister Rogers 13 Home edition Tom Roberts 19 Lucy show 31 Andy Griffith comedy 5 25 5 31 weather 5 30 2 6 news 4 13 31 Abc news a John Chancellor 5 19 lbs news Walter Cronkite 25 adult Basic education Voncile Lackey 48 Abc news Smith Reasoner evening 6 00 2 beat the clock 4 5 13 19 31 news 6 to Tell the truth 25 a c d h e 19 48 both Valley Western 6 30 2 Hollywood squares 5 to Tell the truth 6 new Price is right 13 Jimmy Dean 19 truth or consequences 31 to Tell the truth 7 00 2 6 48 Happy Days a comedy 5 19 Maude 4 13 31 Adam 12 crime drama 25 a Best of Drums and bugles 7 30 Abc theatre a drama Hawaii five a crime Snoop Sisters a comedy Ocean drama 2 6 48 5 19 a drama 4 13 31 drama 8 00 25 a the turbulent documentary 8 30 5 19 a Hawkins crime 9 00 2 6 48 Marcus Welby m d 4 13 31 police Story a drama 25 concerto for Mona music 10 00 2 a Mission impossible 4 5 6 news 25 june Wayne interview 13 George Plimpton shoot out at to Lobo 19 31 48 news 10 30 19 movie drama 4 31 Johnny Carson 5 Cannon crime drama 6 Perry Mason 25 Day at night 48 night Tram to terror 11 30 2 night train to terror thriller 5 movie a drama 6 championship fishing 13 a Johnny Carson 12 00 4 31 a tomorrow a discussion 6 a night train to terror thriller 12 30 19 news 1 30 6 Pat s show 1 35 6 news thriller 2 13 news 11 00 Betty Kristie amp Wendy Sharp invite you to hear Charles Coil 7 30 tonight Hobbs St. Church of Christ three on a match game 1 00 newlywed game guiding Light serial Days of our lives girl in my life Edge of night serial doctors serial i dream of Jeanne comedy 2 00 2 6 48 general Hospital serial Lora Taylor invite you to hear Charles Coil 7 30 tonight Hobbs St. Church of Christ Thompson tractor company is the exclusive dealer for Caterpillar tractor co. And it s Allied products in North Alabama because of the constant growth of our business we have openings in several areas. A mechanics Mechanic trainees a welders a labourers High school or equivalent required. We Oiler excellent working conditions and benefits. Mechanics trainee program is a approved. For information Contact our service manager Hwy. 31 North a Decatur Ala. Phone 353-7721 a Vav by \ \ v \ \ v v \ a

Search all Athens, Alabama newspaper archives

All newspaper archives for May 11, 1974

Browse
Order a high-quality 18"x24" poster print of the page above.