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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1976, High Point, North Carolina2e High Polit Enterprise Weda Clay july 7, 1176 nto Spagele Dally newspaper to com Pete with the Memphis commercial Appeal s Puliver prizewinning anti klan stance. The Knoxville klan s highwater Mark came when the chapter succeeded in getting sept. 29, 1923, declared Kun Klui klan Day at the East Tennessee state fair and More than 000 klansmen and their families turned out from several states. In the period since the 1920s. 1949 stands out As an Active time for the klan particularly around Chattanooga. Grand dragon Samuel Green of Georgia banned the Chattanooga Lavern because so Many of its members had been charged with floggings armed in Kkt timid action and terrorist raids into churches. The mid 1960 s were another period of increased klan activity in Tennessee As civil rights workers came into areas such As Brownsville. Immediately following a 1966 civil rights demonstration by Blacks 65 Robed klansmen including one uniformed Deputy sheriff marched around the Brownsville court House led by state grand dragon Ray mond Anderson a Maryville private detective. Imperial wizard Robert Shelton of Tuscaloosa ala., was there to Call the Northern civil rights workers sex perverts and this Spring a National Bicentennial Kkt rally Drew about persons to a Field at Pulaski. Present Tennessee grand dragon Don Henson says the klan is once again growing because people Are tired of the things the government is pushing Down their but Charles f. Wittenstein Atlanta a klan watcher for the anti defamation league of b Nai b Rith says the klan is a comparatively moribund institution not Active in terms of bringing about any degree of social change. However he adds that while the number of klansmen May be Small the number of people with a klan mentality is a spokesman for the Fri in Washington said As of apri of this year our estimate i Tennessee klansmen numbered about 100, As com pared with a nationwide Tola of about 2.000." stars and bars live on in brazilian enclave americana Brazil a about 200 brazilians will gather at a Little red Brick Church near americana Sun Day to celebrate the. Bicentennial. And the stars and bars of the confederacy will be Hung prominently and proudly alongside the stars and stripes. The brazilians Are descendants of southerners who fled to Brazil after their defeat in the civil War. They Are scattered throughout Brazil and have become assimilated into brazilian life. But every three months they gather at the Little Church in the rolling Hills 10 Miles outside americana to hold religious services and have a picnic dinner Brazil is our Mother country but the United states is our grandmother says Judith Mcknight Jones. In front of the Church stands the Confederate memorial an obelisk Dis playing Confederate flags and the names of the families who settled in americana. Behind the Church is a Little cemetery in which Many of the Early immigrants Are burled the protestant southerners had to have their own graveyard because in those Days the roman Catholic Church would not admit them to its burial grounds the american descent Dancy fraternity formed by the descendants about 20 years ago to preserve their heritage had bad Luck trying to Start a museum on the Church grounds. Jimmy Carter visited Here in 1972 while he was governor of Georgia and Laid the Cornerstone for the museum building. But heavy Rains apparently weakened the foundations of the building and part of it collapsed. The fraternity has t decided whether to try to rebuild. Mrs. Jones who wrote a history of the american settlement says about southerners came to Brazil in the 10 years after the civil War. More trickled in until the turn of the Century. The hardships of the rough Frontier country disease and the difficulty of learning portuguese drove Many Back to the United states. The Only Community that thrived was Vila americana or american City. Later the Vila was dropped the town 75 Miles West of Sao Paulo was incorporated As a City in August 1875. Now Side glances an Industrial and agriculture Center of people celebrated its Centennial Las year and adopted a coat o arms bearing the Confederate Flag. A few streets still carry american names but Little else is Visi ble to distinguish americana from other medium size brazilian cities. Mrs. Jones estimates tha some 300 descendants of the exiled confederates still live in Brazil. About 200 usually gather for the meetings the descendants have achieved prominence in Medicine farming Law am especially in education. Mrs Jones husband James a lawyer dentist Farmer and former City councilman feels it is no Accident that americana has one of the highest literacy rates in Brazil one of the Best school systems and a Library with More than volumes. By Gill Fox is this your first your Choice in Utility buildings pickup Only for this Model this in she i0 x5 also on display Are the finest time maintenance free Sheds on the Market with prices starting at for Deli my and sit up available in 6 models and 20 sizes budget cuts feared at Nasa by Peter j. Boyer associated press writer Pasadena Calif. A a biologist on the team directing the Viking spacecraft to Mars says he is worried that unless life is found there funds will be Cut from the nation s space exploration Effort. As far As future planetary exploration is concerned a lot is Riding on said or. Harold Klein. I think the posture of the project and Nasa in general is that they re putting a lot on the question of Klein and his six Man team of biologists will be the first to know if Viking turns up Martian life. Klein estimated the Odds Are so-1 against life on Mars and he said he thinks too Many people Are putting too much emphasis on the question of extraterrestrial life. But we believe it s damned important to be added quickly because the payoff is so the Cost of such planetary ventures As Viking has put a lot of pressure on the space program and Klein said he feels that if Viking does t come up with something spectacular this summer the funds now spent on space will go elsewhere. Klein and his team will begin their search for life on Mars about eight Days after the unmanned Viking Lander touches Down probably about the 25th of july. The Small self contained Lander will be their Laboratory. Viking had been scheduled to make its Mars touchdown sunday in conjunction with Bicentennial celebrations but the spacecraft s cameras revealed the original Landing site to be hazardous. Scientists switched to a flatter almost featureless site about 180 Miles Northwest of the original spot. The Viking team Hopes to land the Craft july 17. Over the weekend. Viking transmitted an image of the red White and Blue Bicentennial Seal from More than 203 million Miles away. The biology experiments begin when the Lander s 10 foot Arm extends itself beyond the immediate touch Down area pushes into the Martian soil and grabs a handful of Mars with a claw like device. The Sample will be deposited into three chutes for analysis one of which is set up for biology experiments. It probably will be weeks before the biology team com mits itself to a finding even if it finds no sign of life the Issue will not be settled because the experiments have built in limitations. If it appears that Mars does indeed support life Klein said it would be a momentous find and would Lead to Many momentous swimmers Indianapolis a most olympic swimmers participate in the aau senior swimming program supported by Phillips Petroleum co. It has allocated More than 2 million for these swimmers covering two four year agreements. Sears of Thuc Rill costs of i fought to Rou i whim i shows i sizzling values tank tops shorts in two lengths o99 tej each entities limited Cool tank tops. Blends of polyester and Cotton Nylon and Cotton color Ful striped. So a. Neat shorts two styles in Nylon walking shorts 10 18 or Short shorts 10-16 colors galore in our sportswear department though tonal Val i i .11, Ujj la l r aluminium Utility buildings get it s h Cool dresses and pantsuits 599 g99 summer s going Strong and you wish you had something Cool and fresh to put on. Come to Sears and find just what you want a smart skirt set Snappy shift culottes a trim fitting pantsuit. 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