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Decatur Daily (Newspaper) - October 4, 1970, Decatur, AlabamaAuburn 33mississippi st. 7 Tennessee 48 Florida 14 notre Dame 29 North Carolina 10georgia 6 army 3 no. Carolina st. 6 Michigan st. 0 Vanderbilt 7 today s weather fair place a daily want and Day Athens 353-4612 232-1537 nights 353-4739 All departments. A. A. I the Decatur daily 74 pages today sports b1 6 c fied d4-7 to log b8 editorials a4 women cl-10 movies b7 my country May she Ever be right but right or wrong my Stephen Decatur a a a volume 59. Number 221 established february 26,1912 Decatur. Alabama 35601, sunday morning october 4, 1970 member of the associated press new York times news service 10c daily 20c sunday _ single copy _ Middle schools now they i operate editors note with Decatur a two Middle schools nearing completion numerous questions have Arisen daily staff writer Ben Windham has Heen staying breast of latest developments and in the first of a three part series takes an in depth look at this new concept in education by Hen Windham daily staff writer perhaps the main question in the minds of people concerning the Middle school system is How will it work Robert Bumpus coordinator for the Middle schools maintains hat everything is proceeding As smoothly As possible and that the Middle schools will operate a moreover a Bumpus said a the Middle school program will represent a giant step ahead for Decatur Public explaining the philosophy behind the Middle schools rumpus said that the �?��4unl�r High school concept is proving itself to be inadequate in that it is nothing More than an imitation of High school. A the Middle school on the other hand is designed specifically to meet the needs of 6tn7 7th, and 8th Grade students a Bumpus said. This age group is changing rapidly in All aspects of physical social and academic growth. They have not yet reached a Point in maturity when they Are socially and academically ready to be with High school Bumpus said he plans for 1,200 to 1,500 students to be in each school. The students will be divided into three major groups or sub schools. From 400 to 450 students will be in each group the group will include Ben Windham by Neil Sheehan a c 1970 new York times news server a a Washington the controversy Over whether the russians Are building a submarine base in Cuba is in the View of military analysts obscuring a significant Advance by the soviet Union in nuclear striking Power. For More than six months the russians have been operating new Polaris Type ballistic missile submarines off the Eastern coast of the United states and possibly in the Caribbean. This fact alone would have 5een enough to nullify whatever president John f. Kennedy gained in military strategy by going to the Brink of thermonuclear War eight years ago to Force the removal of land based russian missiles from Cuba intercontinental ballistic missile lations. And instal aside from the questions of whether the russians Are building what amounts to a naval base at the cuban port of Cienfuegos and whether the Nixon administration should have made an International Issue of the matter at this me the military analysts believe the pattern of soviet naval activity in the Caribbean clearly indicates that the russians intend to use Cuba to serve the submarines and to keep them on station off the United states for extended periods. If these submarines moved in close to the North american coastline away from their Normal cruising Range a far out in the Atlantic a the missiles could cover exclusive regardless of substantial advances in each of these nuclear submarines termed the Yankee class by the United states Navy carries 16 ballistic missiles whose atomic warheads can be launched from under the water at targets about 1,500 Miles away. A very City from the East coast to the Kansas Colorado line and All of the population centers of Eastern Canada. From the Caribbean their Range covers an expanse of cities and Industry from Elpaso tex., in the Southwest to Topeka in the Midwest to Pittsburgh and Washington. Closer in from the Gulf of Mexico the missiles encompass most of the United states heartland in an arc that swings see red on Page a-12 action can solve problem a get answer Cut red tape stand up for your rights. Write action the Decatur daily Box 1527, Decatur. Ala. 35601. We must know your name addres a and Telephone number to consider your correspondence. All information about your problem will be helpful. Question when will they close six flags Over Georgia h. A. Brooks Athens 8. Answer six flags Over Georgia closes its fall season nov. 29, me class each of 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students who will remain in their respective sub schools throughout the entire Middle school program. A suite concept to facilitate this sub school grouping ber.,.-�Aid, the Middle school buildings have been constructed utilizing a a a suite concept. A suite is a single six sided unit. There will be nine classroom suites constructed about a huge instructional materials Center in each school said Bumpas. The suites form a rough semicircle about the instructional materials Center. Suites will be clustered together in groups of 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade units to form three separate sub schools. A a this school within a school concept is an exciting and radically different change in usual educational concepts a a said Bumpus. A it opens All sorts of possibilities that we just did no to have before. For instance some Days the 7th and 8th graders May study together or we May have a special project involving All the grades coming together for instruction. This unique architectural concept will enable us to have Large group Small group or individualized to Aid in this fluid instruction the Middle schools have been constructed on a concept which utilizes open space. The suites for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students All open into each other and students in the various classes will be in sight of each other. Bumpus explained that the problems of adjusting to the great amount of space provided by the Middle schools will be one of the factors critical to the ultimate Success of the educational programs. A a let a face it a said Bumpus. A it is probably going to be a tremendous difficulty for our teachers to adjust in the first few weeks. They re going to be under constant sur Elliance by the other teachers in the team teaching situation. They can to let Down. There a no place to hide. have to constantly be at their Best. However we Are now training our teachers to Cope with the new system and most of them seem to be adapting twelve teachers three Para professionals teacher s aides and a guidance Counselor will be assigned to each sub school. Each sub school will contain from 130 to 150 students on each Grade level. The grades Are to be divided into individual love that music question Good housekeeping in one of their issues last year featured in a g. E. And a wallpaper. Be and said the b�?~aue5 t m be ulv,ae0 Wallaner was a a a Vandrilla Quot he 1 of vary�?o>8 a a a is. According to the learning abilities of the individual it was hand clapping toe tapping time again in Athens saturday As musicians from across the South gathered for the fourth annual old time fiddlers convention at Athens College. The woman on the left enjoys the fiddling while a Long haired guitarist plucks out his favorite tune at the right. The Competition As it has in its first three years progressed late into the night. Daily photos by Lonnie Mcdaniel wallpaper was a Rquan drilled by pageant i have been unable to find this papa. Would you please put your forces to work on it Dyann Lentz Decatur. Answer you have been notified of see action on Page a-12 relaxed president Bob Douglas students. Non graded basis a in this sense the Middle schools will operate on a non graded basis a said see Middle on Page a-12 y jets into Ireland wins title by Lewis Gulick associated press writer Limerick. Ireland apr president Nixon Sun tanned and relaxed on one of the busiest Days of his tour flew into Ireland saturday near the end of a 12.000-mile, five nation trip his aides said was aimed at promoting peace in the Middle East and Vietnam. The president received a Small but enthusiastic Irish Welcome despite heavy Security precautions and protests Over using this pro american but Neutral nation As a site for talks with his own top advisers on Vietnam. Ireland was the third country in a single Day on the presidential Odyssey. Of Limerick. A Cluster of demonstrators tried to hoist the plow and stars Flag of Irish socialism and police thumped them with nightsticks. At the same time a Row broke out among the Limerick City fathers. From Limerick the cavalcade drove on to Kil Frush House the 200-year-old secluded country mansion where the Nixon Are staying. Here in the Green Countryside. Nixon is meeting on sunday with his top advisers on Vietnam peace strategy. It the Jet travelling White House announced in Advance that there would be no Vietnam pronouncement at this time. From Spain in the morning he flew to Britain for lunch with Queen Elizabeth ii and prime minister Edward Heath and top officials from the two governments conferred on Middle East peace efforts and other International issues. Nixon and his wife Pat then flew to Ireland s Shannon Airport where prime minister Jack Lynch told him a i extend to you our traditional Hundred thousand r Nixon responded there is no country in the world i would rather have a Day off in than Nixon quipped that an Irish background was essential for any successful american Politi Ean and added �?o1 am aware of the contribution of the Irish to America. J Nixon then walked toward a Barrier holding Back the crowd and dozens of them shoved Forward to shake his hand. Moments later the presidential party left in a motorcade for Limerick. Crowds were six deep along the streets but spokesman Ronald l. Ziegler refused to Rule out the possibility that Nixon May speak to me nation about Vietnam before election Day a month from now. Nor would Ziegler say yes or no to reports that the president intends to exceed the withdrawal timetable he set last april a 50,000 More . Troops to be withdrawn from Vietnam by oct. 15 and 150,000 by next May. Called in from Paris for the Vietnam session were the new chief . Envoy to the peace talks David k e Bruce and the no. 2 . Delegate Philip c. Habib. Also attending will be Secretary of state William p. Rogers and Security adviser Henry a. Kissinger who Are travelling with the president. Nixon has told foreign leaders during his european trip that the United states prefers to end the conflict by negotiation rather than through the slower Viet see relaxed on Page a-12 by Bob Walker daily staff writer Athens Bob Douglas of Chattanooga a last years Tennessee Valley fiddle King a won the senior Competition at the old time fiddlers convention Here saturday night. James Bryan a 16-year-old contestant from Boaz won the top award in Junior fiddlers Competition at the fourth annual old timers fiddler convention. Other winners in various divisions were Van Valkenburg Solo folksinger Bill Lowder Best mandolin player Joe Gamble dulcimer Claude Hall guitar and the Cumberland Mountain boys Best fiddle band. The event which lasted Well into the night Drew the biggest crowd in its four year history. Spectators and contestants came from half a dozen Southeastern states and several midwestern states. The eliminations started at 10 . Saturday when Bill Harrison sounded his a poor Many a cannons a Gunpowder placed Between two anvils. While one group of contestants ran through eliminations other musicians were practising alone or in groups out on the Campus of Athens Collie. Buck and Wing dancers were practising inside the gymnasium. Tape recorders and cameras were in evidence everywhere the former for those who wanted to preserve some of lie Early american Folk music they heard and the latter for those who wanted to have visual evidence of this unique event. Net proceeds from the affair will go to Athens College to set up a scholarship fund. The spectators included those walking with the Aid of canes and longhaired youths in Buckskin jackets. Slow building Godwin by Lee Sentell daily staff writer Decatur a sewage treatment Plant is operating almost at capacity and until Steps Are taken to Correct the situation commercial and Industrial development could be slowed Down. Attiat is the assessment of water department manager George Godwin or. The Alabama water improvement commission has Given notice some major projects May not be approved for development until a commitment is made to enlarge the sewage capacity and method of treatment. Godwin said a 12-Story Public housing project and a private 196-unit apartment Complex a among future commercial Industrial developments a could be among those projects affected the state commission could go so far As to prohibit the City building department from issuing some construction permits to keep from overburdening the sewage Plant said the department head. Commenting Friday after announcement of plans for a massive treatment Plant he acknowledged at times of heavy rainfall the 5.5 million Gallons per Day Plant is pushed to its limits sending untreated rainfall past the Plant and into the ten Tessee River. Decatur officials were alerted privately a year ago any a significant development within the City could not be approved without a commitment for a secondary treatment Plant. The term a significant development has not been spelled out he noted. The crucial sewage treatment situation has already stymied one Plant from doubling its production capabilities said councilman Bill lovin. He said farm industries has been blocked from building a new facility larger than the present one on the Banks of the Tennessee River. He said he did not know of any prospective industries that have been discouraged from locating Here because of the limitations put Down by the state water commission. Morgan county a Industrial development commission has kept abreast of the problem he added. Studies for a $3 million secondary treatment Plant Are under Way and construction plans will be presented the City Council next year Godwin said asked if a 196-unit apartment Complex proposed for Southwest Decatur Aid we now service All Mokes major appliances. Robinson furniture on second Avenue. 313-2370. Adv 11 "1 a concerned about drug abuse support mental health and american social health with your fair share the United another Public housing project could constitute a significant developments a he said they very Likely would. Even working at top Speed on planning and constructing the treatment Plant Godwin said it will not be ready before 1973, maybe 1974. It s fairly easy to plot the water needs for residential uses. Traditionally the curve for expected growth and actual water needs has been a straight line a he said. A what you really can to plan on is How much water future Industrial plants and expansions will need a he added. Mike Roberts the Industrial development association director who sat in on the water commission meeting last fall said he would have a no comments on the sewage situation As it affects industries until he compiles a some facts and figures of his own. That primary treatment Plant As operated by Decatur is the most elementary. By a simple process of Gravity sewage is allowed to stand for several hours in a tank and the particles heavier than water Ink to the Bottom where this sludge is cleaned off before the tank is refilled. During a downpour rain water run into the same pipes As household sewage and lessens the concentration of physical properties before it All flows into the Tennessee River Godwin said at such time when the sewage treatment system is overtaxed the ram water acts to treat the sewage before it stands in the tanks for a Shorter Peri gtd than Normal but. Raw see sew age on Page a-12 a

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