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Decatur Daily (Newspaper) - January 8, 1967, Decatur, AlabamaA the Decatur daily it a Quot to he la to m m6kt a it int m int by county a Quot mme my i sunday morning. January 8 1967 a-5 the i ill Benn concept ready by Alvin Benn _ a itty it City editor a Decatur apparently is edging closer to constructing its proposed $2.5 million City Hall by in Dilg. City administrator Larkin Yates announced thursday a preliminary concept of the Ultra modern Structure will he available for study within 10 Days to two weeks. The previous Day it was Learned the planning com-7 Mission will meet in executive session in two weeks a pointing to indications of another annexation attempt this year. \ a i in addition to the news from City Hall other top Stori res during the week included the funeral for Marine Ronald Rich who was killed in Vietnam. A mrs. Joann Downs charged with the murder of her husband was released under $8,000 a service station was robbed of $175 by a masked Bandit Quot$300 in guns was taken from a repair shop. Construction on the new City Hall is expected to begin later this year following the completion of preliminary plans and acquisition of land. A scheme report by a Memphis firm hired to study the building is expected to be presented to the City later this month. Approval of the preliminary concept would set the stage for blueprint drawing followed by the beginning of i construction. A a we re shooting for construction work to begin later this year with about 18 months to two years to completion a Yates said. The City Hall building connected to the police department and a ail is to be constructed on a five acre triangular shaped super Block bounded by fourth Avenue Cain St., ferry St., and Lee St. A a an eight Story Tower will serve As a Pillor for the new civic Center Complex a designed to link the Bank St. And 2nd ave. Urban renewal projects. City planner Gary Voketz said annexation would be included in talks by the planning commission during its closed door meeting in two weeks. Voketz said a fall phases of planning for the coming year would be discussed at the meeting. The annexation area is roughly a 10 Square mile Sec. Tion most of it in West Morgan county outside the . Amur City limits. In 1965 the City commission recommended the area be annexed to Decatur and the county a legislative delegation submitted the Bill to fellow lawmakers in Montgomery. A Quot Quot the measure a Cut in half to include an area about 4� Square Miles a passed both Chambers of the legislature but died when gov. George Wallace did not sign it. The pocket veto brought with it Sharp exchanges Between City fathers and the local legislators. Reps. Albert Brewer and Ralph slate were accused of failing to keep promises to support the City a Bill. The lawmakers had equally Strong words for the City. If another annexation recommendation is made by the City a virtually new slate of legislators will take the a Jitt to Montgomery. A a slate is the Only one returning since Brewer ran and �?4iras successful m the lieutenant governor s race and state sen. Bob Gilchrist gave up his seat to run in the democratic primary for governor last year. They Nave been replaced by Leslie Doss and Bob Harris respective a a More than 500 persons paid final respects Friday to Marine Cpl. Ronald Rich Decatur a third Vietnam the 22-year-old son of or. And mrs. M. D. Rich of Decatur was Only a few months away from ending his tour in Vietnam when he was killed . 28rich was called a a Man capable of great and wide love by the Rev. Joe Higginbothem who officiated at the in american Flag flew at half staff in gusts winds when Rich was ibid to rest on a Hillside at Roselawn a St Joann Downs. Charged with murdering her husband the Day after Christmas was released from the Morgan county jail late wednesday. The 33-year-old woman had been in jail since her arrest. She is accused of pumping six shots into the Hearcy of her husband while he slept on a sofa in the family room. She is charged with using a pistol Given her Quot by her husband As a Christmas Downs attorneys contend any of several per 1 son could have done the shooting. A robbery and a burglary netted thieves nearly a masked Bandit armed with a pistol robbed the Billups service station in Highway 20 of about $175 Early he service station attendant told police a husky negro wearing a handkerchief Over his face pulled a pistol and said a this is a stick up. Attendant Cecil Segars said he was forced to open the Cash Register and then the floor Safe from which All a the Bills were taken. A a a a Small Arsenal of weapons was stolen from the by Cycle and gun repair shop of Walter George at 24 Church St. This week. George said the thief gained Entrance by prying the a Adock and hasp off the front door. A total of nine guns including rifles and shotguns were taken. They were valued at $300. A Public hearing has been set for feb. 7 on amendments to the Southern Standard building plumbing find fire prevention code. Included in the proposed changes is the utilization of plastic in place of Copper and other metals in fixtures and pipes. The so watch must meet Federal specifications and commercial standards in some cases. S.,. W m area Turner new buildings for Calhoun by Winford Turner state editor a a a a. A a a a a t a a. 1 1 we Quot a _ f a a Quot a the Campus at John c Calhoun Junior College and technical Hawa new look before-1967 is Over. # already plans Are in the Mill for an estimated $250,000 cafeteria auditorium combination to serve students of both schools and a new Metal shop building for the technical school. And. Officials at the school Are hoping for it. Albert Brewer said that Money for the cafeteria auditorium has already been allocated although it Hasni to officially been released yet. Brewer estimated it be Long before bids can be called for. _ _ _ a As far As the shop building is concerned Brewer said he was conf Dent that the Junior College and technical school was going to get its share of Money this year. Or. Carlton Kelley president of the two institutions said the Metal building will replace an old wooden Buim ing that has been a fire Hazard for a great Many years. Enrolment at the two schools is expected to soar past the 2,000 Mark before Long. Brewer played major role in both institutions especially the Junior College being located Here. Go ahead procrastinate by Ray Martin daily staff writer what would the world be like without National procrastination week More than Likely it would be drab ugly and sour but do not fear the week will be observed again March 6-11. According to the sponsoring club procrastinators a club of America the purpose of the week is a to promote the idea of taking things easy and putting off until tomorrow whatever be done that makes sense. But a few just a couple of the proclaimed weeks and Days listed in Quot chases Calendar of annual events Quot do not even though the authors say Fhy re Are no hoaxes. The new Magazine list events and observances for Days weeks and months for 19167 and is published each Yeav a a a talk about educational. This Magazine has education just oozing out of its sides. For example we did no to know March 15 is Buzzard Day. It seems that every March 15 the Buzzards come Back to Hinckley Ohio just like those swallows do elsewhere. In Case you weren t aware of it april 30 the Quot ramp festival Quot is celebrated in Cosby tenn. According to the sponsor the idea is to Quot pay tribute to the ramp a rare member of the onion Quot june Quot 4 is a a a cd amp at do a Day purpose a to Honor old maids for the Good they a done parents relatives and a a satan a Square dance is scheduled for june 24 sponsored by hell chamber of Commerce in hell Mich. Must be great to be Able to honestly Tell people you live in hell. May 7-13 is National insect electrocute or week and the purpose is evident a to promote wider use of insect electric tutors for the control of flying insects by Means of the month of july is Quot hitch hiking month Quot and it s been so designated in order to Quot Call attention to the pleasures of hitch hiking a great american done to miss the a flax Scutching festival sept. 9, a to keep alive the Art of working flax into cloth by hand so that our historical heritage is not there will be a Cambilee oct. 1-31, a to spotlight the contribution of fresh yams to family meal As if they could sponsor anything else the first society for whale watchers is backing a International whale watching week oct. 21-28. At the same time the make someone Happy on sweetest Day Council in Chicago is again promoting a sweetest Day oct. 21. A Quot holidays Are Pickle Days Quot and bet Weenner 19�?o and Jan 1, we can push pickles while entertaining sport sorted by guess who Pickle packers International. The week of nov. 23 is a National indigestion week which happens to coincide with thanksgiving and is intended to promote baking soda. And Mark these dates to remember on your Calendar. Silent record week Jan. 1-7 National Kraut and Frankfurter week Jan. 26-feb. 4 Pencil week. Feb. 28 returned the borrowed Book week mar. 1-7 National shut in Day mar. 30, publicity stunt week april 2-8 lets All play Ball week apr. 8-15 National arts choke week apr. 12-22 come see me week apr. 14-16 measure your mattress month May 1-31 Mother in Law Day May 7 cordless electric month june 1-30. The Magazine also tells us that 10 years ago Man s exploration of space began when sputnik i was launched. And just in Case anyone is interested 475 years ago America was discovered. That a when people started thinking up crazy weeks. No Best seller its a by Ray Martin daily staff writer a Brand new Hook is out but done to count on finding this one on the Best seller charts anytime soon. It should be a hit with the backing it has. The Federal government published it and president Lyndon Johnson even took time out to dictate something for the first Page and sign his name. But for All his efforts and influence the thing is still a bomb and it will continue to be a bomb. It just wont sell. they decided not to sell it. It s being Given away we might say forced on to governmental agencies and the general business. The Catchy title is not one to be found on the cover of a sexy paperback either. It s called a National zip code directory a and boasts of containing the zip codes for every address in the United states. The title Page says its a a publication of the Post office department. Washington . 20260, the idea of the 1,772 pages of numbers is to have people place those numbers on each letter they to Uncle Leroy or the state department. Luckily for you Plain people done to have to use it yet. But people like those two office workers on the third floor of Decatur a Federal building do have to use them. They Are disturbed. About the zip. Mary Mahaffey. Chief clerk and Catherine Reithmaier. Clerk have been using the zip codes a moderation for sometime now in . Bankruptcy court office procedure if they knew the codes they would put them on the mail and there were already some items that had to have a zip or it just did no to go. But beginning Jan. 1, that s last sunday Federal governmental agencies like bankruptcy court were told by Uncle Sam or whoever is in charge that each and Ever piece of mail would have to have a zip on it and if it did not have a zip on it then it would go no farther than the first floor where the Post office is. A \ Sec no on Page a-8 state rep. De Burgreen of Athens says he intends to go to Montgomery the next four years and work closely with the Wallace administration. A a a the contractor said he feels Limestone county can Benefit More by him working closely with the wallaces than against them. It in a statement last week Burgreen said a i done to mean to criticize anybody but i believe i can do More for our county by going along with the although he mentioned no one by name he was apparently referring to former state sen. Eld Horton of Greenbrier and former state rep. Granville Turner who often opposed Wallace during the last four years. Horton and tumor did however go along with Wal tace on Many things but fought him in his fight to change the state Constitution so that he could succeed himself. Neither decided to run for political office this year. Horton retired to his farm at Greenbrier and Turner is now devoting his time to Decatur a Monsanto Plant and his family. Turner recently moved from Limestone county to Morgan county. They reside atop Trinity Mountain. Burgreen said he knows of no special local legislation that he will introduce at this time. V he did say that he would be glad when Athens and Limestone officials were ready to introduce a Bill creat ing a planning commission for the county. A i believe every county should have a planning commission especially Limestone since Tva is building their $247 million nuclear Plant Here a he said. Rumours have been circulating that people around Athens will approach Burgreen to introduce a Bill to change the form of government from a mayor City Council to a metro Type system which is used in Tennessee. However he said no one has mentioned this to him. Burgreen said that he will be opposed to any attempt that City officials in Decatur might have to Annex land across the River in Limestone county. He was Quick to Point out that he does t even know if Decatur authorities Are even thinking of such thing. 7 he also said he was against the Decuir. Police department having jurisdiction in Limestone county but added he does no a plan to introduce an legislation to halt it. A yer a .1 speaking of legislators they All will be off to Mont Gomery tuesday afternoon for an organizational meeting. The legislators some of them new and others old will hear addresses from gov. George Wallace and mrs. Wallace and then elect their officers. Decatur s Albert Brewer will preside Over the House until a new speaker is named and then hell Trot on Over to take Over As head of the. Senate in the capacity of. I leu tenant governor. It appears Likely that rep. Rankin Fite of Marion county will be elected to the speakers Post replacing Brewer. At this time it does no to look like any of the area legislators will be floor leaders in the new administration. $ most believe that former gov. James e. Big Jim Folsom of Cullman county is through with politics after the beating that he and about 10 others took from mrs. Wallace in the democratic however Folsom who has become a living legend around his Home county just might not be through with politics yet that is if his health holds up. His wife old us last week that she did no to think Folsom will Ever forget politics and added a i would really like to see him governor just one More members of the Lawrence county Board of Revenue who won re election will officially begin new terms tuesday but there a a question of How Long remain together As such a body. State rep. Robert Berryman has already announced that he plans to introduce a Bill in the next session of the state legislature which would change the form of government to jury commission form. Berryman who is a former state senator said he is confident that the Bill will pass. If a jury commission is set up chairman Clyde Cameron would lose his $7.400 per year position and each of the commissioners salary would be Cut from $450 monthly to $100 Berryman said this is necessary since the people of the county voted to turn Over their Road building program to4he state

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