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Decatur Daily (Newspaper) - April 21, 1968, Decatur, AlabamaSpecial chemical Progress week Section today m today s weather mild place a daily want and Athens 2321835 nights 3534739 All departments. 111 .111 i ii Murii Wirf no a. A a a 80 pages today Day 353-4412 the Decatur daily / local a-2 editorial a-4 sports b-15 to log by sodomy cm2 crossword d-2 my country May Ever be right but right or wrong my country. It hex a Catt l by Art b-4-7 a fit a d-�-7 a a a volume 57, number 56 establish id february 26, 1912 Decatur Alabama sunday morning april 21, 1968 Mem bar of the associated press new York times news service 5c daily 20c sunday stay coot rally scheduled at West Morgan Board chairman candidates to meet Headon saturday by Dave Whittaker daily staff writer candidates for Morgan county Stop political Job will meet head on for the first time this week As campaigning for the May 7 democratic primary nears the Home stretch. Former Morgan county sheriff Thornton Dick Fleming county democratic executive committee chairman Sam Fate Mcclendon and William v. Bill Wadsworth Are to be featured at a political rally at West Morgan school saturday. All three candidates Are to present their platforms to an expected crowd of several Hundred area residents. So far in tha seven weeks of campaigning few major issues have Arisen. Mcclendon and Wadsworth have publicly stated they favor the newly proposed Federal food stamp program which is rapidly becoming a reality through the work of outgoing chairman Guy d. Roberts and Strong support of the Board. Close followers of Fleming say he has been quietly endorsing the program in his campaigning treks through the Rural areas for weeks. One major program which none of the three candidates has spoken out on though is the Rural garbage disposal problem which is currently being considered by the Board. State health officials stressed the need for a county wide disposal system in a meeting with Roberts and commissioner Jack Maddox recently. However Roberts pointed out that a Survey of Rural residents showed they rejected a proposal to pay $3 per month for the service by More than a 2-1 ratio the incoming chairman will probably be faced with the task of determining what would be the Best method of paying for the program if one is approved. Meanwhile the scene of campaigning for the three chairman candidates has switched from the Rural areas to Decatur. All three candidates actively solicited support at various Points throughout the City saturday and supporters were conducting door to door campaigns in some areas. The candidates have concentrated much of their campaigning in the Rural communities in the first few weeks and one close Follower predicted the effectiveness of these campaigns May decide the race. Quot All three of the candidate live within the immediate Decatur area and All of them have their backing Here Quot he said. Quot in the end who win will probably be determined by How Many support or they were Able to pick up in the Board on Page a-9 la dateline question i sent for my Drivers License in August of last year. I paid for it Here and received my receipt and a 30-Day permit. But when am i going to get my License j. K. L., Decatur answer very soon say officials in Montgomery. Somehow your name was mixed with an address in Opelika. But the department is now aware of your proper address and your overdue License should arrive any Day. Madison aides indicted question can you give me the name of the program director for the american broadcasting company on the West coast. And can you Tell me How to Contact Wayne Newton mrs. J. P. C. Answer Steve Mills is program director. Write Abc to 1539 North Vine Hollywood 28, Calif. Write Wayne Newton through Abc to 4151 Prospect ave., Hollywood 27, Calif. A search for a continued into the night question i received a Bill from Quot City painting company Quot which implied i owe the company for painting my House number on the curb in front. I have not had this done nor do i want it done. What s going on is this connected with the City answer the a a Bill you refer to is not a Bill. If you want the painting work then you May return a payment a if not just throw it away. The City of Decatur is not connected with the company. Question can you give me the address to write to Quot you Don t say Quot the television program j. F. Decatur answer write the program in care of National broadcasting company 3000 West Alameda Burbank. Calif. By Winford Turner City editor Huntsville a seven men including District attorney David l. Dee Thomas sheriff Jerry Crabtree three bail Bondsmen arid two attorneys were indicted toy a special grand jury following an eight month state investigation into Madison county a Law enforcement. The seven were charged with a total of 30 felonies and six misdemeanours. All but Thomas turned themselves in at county jail saturday afternoon and were released on Bonds. Author a hot wore still searching for Tho District attorney at 9 30 last night. Madison county Coroner a. G. Osborne who served a conspiracy indictment on search on Page a-9 pop Wallace poster picture offered today out of control a firemen adjust a Hose As part of a four Block fire rages in the background. The Blaze occurred in the Central Ward of Newark n.j., which experienced a racial disturbance last summer. Between 500 and 1,000 Are expected to be homeless. A wire photo Galt spent Over $4,000 Williams cites fatality causes or. Kermit Pitt state medical prexy elect was s your presidential favorite. George Wallace. Mccarthy. Humphrey. Nixon. Or Rockefeller no matter who it is you la want a giant pop poli tical poster of All the major candidates in this year s presidential race a starting with a huge 21&Quot x 30 Quot Wallace for president Quot poster free inside today s Decatur daily. Sao Pagas a4-7 if available on the Market these Beautiful color posters would Cost anywhere from $4 to $6. But Ell of them will come to you Force end exclusively in the daily. They cannot be purchased anywhere today s Wallace pester is the first of the series. In subsequent weeks the daily will publish pop political posters of Ell the major candidates Robert Kennedy Eugene Mccarthy Hubert Humphrey should he decide to run Richard Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller should he decide to run if you wish to remove the Center crease from the poster place a Damp cloth Towel on the backside and press with e hot Iron the daily is publishing additional capias of the Wallace pester which will be available to our readers at 25 cents per extra copy. If you want pester reprints to Send to friends and relatives fill out the Coupon below and mall it to Wallace poster co the Decatur daily . Box 1527 Decatur Alabama 35601. Endesha Coin Cash or Money order. Reprints will be told Only with a plated Coupon. By Martin Waldron c 1968 new York times news service Birmingham a Eric starve Galt whom the Federal Bureau of investigation has accused of conspiracy in the murder of the Rev. Or. Martin Luther King jr., seemed Well supplied with Money when he lived in Birmingham last fall creating a fictitious identity. Agents have found that he spent More than $4,000, but they have been unable to find where he worked during that period or whether he worked at All. The . Has said that the Man named in their warrant As Eric starve Galt in actuality was a habitual criminal James Earl Ray who escaped from the Missouri state Penitentiary in april of 1967 where he had been since i960 after being caught in a grocery store Holdup. J the operator of a Birmingham Rooming House where Galt lived for six weeks last summer and fall said that Galt did not work during that time and spent most of his Days sitting around. After gah left Birmingham in october of 1967. The Galt on Page a-12 by Dave Whittaker daily staff writer a Veteran Alabama state trooper saturday blamed the growing number of traffic fatalities in Morgan Lawrence Limestone and Cullman counties on a the inattentiveness of Drivers and said the High death rate will continue a until people think about their driving and nothing else while behind the wheel. A Long time Decatur physician and civic worker or. Kermit Pitt has been elected president elect of the medical association of the state of Alabama. The election came saturday during the Assoc a i copies of the Quot George Wallace for president Quot pop Williams on Page a-9 said he drove to 9 tons of new dishes cups plates saucers Etc. Decatur trading Post 1st ave. Adv a la a Al a a a a t 8 my to record a yes von dial 353-5112 to record a no vote dial 353-5113 yes 353-5112 no 353-5113 Phi to participate in speak out carefully consider today s question and dial the appropriate number to Register your yes or no vote. As soon As the recorded voice answers your Call hang up. Your vote will have been automatically recorded. Today s question do you believe the murderer of or. Martin Luther King was hired to kill Coll before 9 . Tomorrow yesterday s question sen. Eugene Mccarthy has mentioned that a Ransom might free the Crew of the uss Pueblo from North Korea. Would you support such action yesterday s results yes 38.3% no 61.7% Tiona a annual meeting in Montgomery. Or. Pitts appointment is for a one year period at which time he will become president of the association. Next years meeting is in Huntsville. Or. E. Mccafferty or. Of Mobile moved up As the current president succeeding or. E. B. Robinson of Birmingham. Or. Robert m. Miller of Decatur was reelected to a three year term As a member of the Board of trustees. Or. E. E. Camp of Huntsville was elected As alternate Delegate to the House of delegates of the american medical association for a two year term. Ttys a real big Honor for me a said or. Pitt of the election. A a it a something in a sure a lot of people deserve More and could fill better. I appreciate the Honor and will do what i can to serve the bom in Decatur or. Pitt grew up in Lawrence county where he graduated from Lawrence county High school. He graduated from Tulane University medical school in 1939 and began practising paediatrics in Decatur in 1941. A member of the american Academy of paediatrics or. Pitt is past president of the Alabama paediatric society and has served twice As president of the Morgan county medical society. He is now serving As vice chairman of the Tri county Appalachia committee. Past president of the Decatur civitan club he was the Campaign chairman for Morgan county a United fund drive in 1967. He is also a member of. A Gini. Goa Rosteed Frigi Deir Setirie i Robt soft furniture on second ave., . Dial 353-2370. Adv political poster. Please find Coin Check or Money order enclosed. Name please Send me. Additional copy or g. In a is i r few i i i l i a i a f r i i address City state zip i clip and mail this Coupon to Wallace poster the Decatur daily p. O. Box 1527, Decatur i Alabama 35601 123 killed in South african Jet crash or. Kermit Pitt Windhoek South West Africa apr a South african airways jetliner carrying 117 passengers and a Crew of 12 crashed and burned in rugged terrain after Takeoff saturday night. A Hospital spokesman said Only six survived. The chamber of Commerce Decatur country club and boys club. Married to the former Zelda Thompson. Or. Pitt and his wife live at Priceville and have three children mrs. Paul Julich of Baton Rouge. La Redding Pitt a student at the University of Alabama and a Stepson. David Rowe of Atlanta. Or Ira Myers state health officer told the closing session of the medical association saturday that Alabama continued to stretch the health Dollar in 1967. Is said the 1967 per capita expenditure for general health a arrives in the state actually dropped from $1.73 to $1.70, far below the notional average. He reported that during the year Alabama dropped from number one in the nation to number three in cases of syphilis but that gonorrhoea was on or. On Page a-8 the South african press association put the number of survivors at seven. Five of the survivors were reported injured some seriously. Reports from the scene said the Boeing 767 broke into four sections two of them flaming. Wreckage was spread Over a five mile area. A South african press association correspondent who flew Over the area said he saw bodies strewn on the ground. A was 1 left the scene i saw one passenger and an american named Thomas Taylor a the correspondent said. A the was merely shocked. Survivors besides Taylor the survivors were said to include or. J. G Van Der Wath chairman of the South african Wool Board and vice chairman of the International Wool secretariat Board j. Holliday the Copilot and r. Armstrong a flight officer the Pilot capt. E. Smith was found dead in the cockpit. Witnesses at Windhoek s Jig. Strip Dom Airport said the site african plane seemed to of into the air before finally talking off at 9 . A local travel agent said he saw one of the planets port engines catch fire shortly after it left the ground. It the crash was among the most costly in lives in Avia Etiz history. The record single pm Ger disaster was on feb. 14, m when a japanese Jei plunged into Tokyo Bay Kiall 133 aboard then came a shattering crash and the Airport crowd saw smoke and flames climb the sky from the crash site a about six Miles away. Resale workers had getting through Road less coun a tayside to the wreckage fire engines were Down and police made it to the scene first. 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