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/, M I mm Serving Macon County Since 1865 ~I08- NUMBER 50 TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA -- i ii THURSDAY, MARCH 1L 1976 CD !6LOF ounty 's per ill PHONE 727-3020 i: J'JOilNSON amount the program can b |s~. contribute toward the lling their rehabilitation of urban or public office renewal housing. Council !~ ~tnlOters of local also set limits on'the amount ~'~t have to find the Neighborhood Develop- Eo~rverise their ment Program can pay local i~o than attach- consultants to identify It~e~typoleaand houses for rehabilitation. I.~. city. "We ought to abide by the ~l this week to law as it exists," Mayor Pro ordinance Tern Willie Whitehead said tp~attaching in support of the 1915 Et_P to utility ordinance which forbids [0~01itdeicision was posting signs on utility poles and trees in the city. "We i,T,~ on. Council have gone over,board. We i~ low bids for ~oOf three police need some limits. ~-~t~preparation Council L.M. Gregg con- [ ' tion for a con .ued. !Lto.~ housod at the eighbrhd am also nod this ~et~ a percel of ~-" uU~eease the By STAIN vorr Macon County's branch of the state forestry depart- @ ELAINE THOMAS will be featured on Monl ,omery Public Television as part of a series of Alabama Black Bicentennial productions produced by Martba Thomas, 1974 Tuksegve Institute graduate. Mrs. Thomas will be featured twice followi presentations of Cinema Showcase at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 pan. Sunday. IELEN BI a'N'8 AFTERNOON SHOW" on Channel 20 in Montgomery will feature Helen Mahone, Mae Doris Wil]iaims and Little Theatre Director Cathy Thompson of the Tuskegee Chapter of Con- tinental Societies Inc. at 3:20 p.m. today. Char]zinc Turner will appear on the noon show on Channel 12 on March 16 as Loretts Bacon's guest GREATI t ST. MARK BAPTIST CHURCH Junior Choir soeend anniversary program has been changed fr n this Sunday to March 21. GRADUATE NURSE8' CLUB d Tuskegee Institute will meet at 5 p.m Sunday at G's Restaurant. Miss Warrenda Turpin, Mrs. Lizzie Whitlow and Mrs. Maggie Wilkerson will be hoateasm. NEW OFFICERS - The Tns~gee Ministers' Council The new slate of officers for 1976 was installed in a service recently elected new officers. From left to right are ReD. held at the Chehaw A.M.E. Zion Church. ReD. B.N. Smith SOUTI~RN REGIDNAL ALUMNI MEETING for S.K Cha0nan, president; ReD. B.N. Smith, vice president; preachedan installation message on the subject, "Looking Hampton Institute has attracted, from Ttmkegee, Mrs. ReD. Vernon Jones, secretary-treasurer; ReD. I-lernvn for AMan." ReD. Brown installed the newly elected officers. A.F. Stallworth, local president, and Mrs. Rosabelle Jones, chaplain; and ReD. T.H. Brown; retiring president. Tyree, fund-raising coordinator. sioners were unanimous in their opposition to further funding of the department. Cormuissioners Bill Johns- Noble said heavy equipment bought for the department became forestry department equipment instead of still ,r TONY HAYGOOD, director of Business Affairs for Southern Vocational Cdlege, will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethelem Baptist Church. Major General L. Drew Redden, commanding general of the 121st Army Reserve Command, has announced the selection of Major Wright L. Lassiter Jr. TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE HIGH PTA will present a lecture-slide demonstration on "Same Sex Living' at 7" 0 Ixnt Wednesday. Dr. E.A. Taylor will speak. CHURCH CHOIR of Mr. Cannon Baptist will perform at Sweet Pilgrim Bap t Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 21, sponsored by Sweet Pilgrim Ch/r. MEN'S DAY PROGRAM will be at St. Jdm AME Zim Church at 11 a.m. Sunday. Darnels Taylor will speak. Music will by by the male chorns. Samuel Tel]is ment will go out of existance ton and Harold Noble were being owned by the county, as the commanding officer of is chairman and Mrs. Velma Jerido eo-ehskman. ~tl~e_ men have i~ May, after a last-ditch most outspoken against the Bradley vigorously defied the 1207th U.S. Army ATHLETIJ BOOSTER CLUB of Tnskesee Institute I~~it~ against appeal for funds from the forestry program. Johnston the allegations. He said Hospital (100-Bed) in Tnske- High will meet at 7:30 tonight at the school. i~.~n Sh~..1 County Commission by thecited as his reasons forthere have been 79 fires this gee. . two foresters living in opposing funding: fire season which the --Complaints from land- foresters have fought, Lassiter succeeds Col. RECOGNITION BANQUET of Tnskegee Local each~g Macon County fated owners that the foresters compared to 43 last year. He Daniel J. Thompson as Alumni Club will honor alumni at6:20 p.m. March 20 I~~. ~e~nd punitive Monday. . DR. ELLIS HALL IIm~ eetion with For perhaps the third time "tear up property when said there has been only one commanding officer and is at the Holiday Inn. Ticket information available at ~'t~, 12. since last fall, the commis- they go on private property formal complaint from a only the third commander in727-0851 or 727-2706. ~,,L~eomplaint sloB turned down a request to fight fires, landowner about property the 21-year history of the from the forestry depart- --The forestry equipmentdamage, and the equipment .** Hall Tuskegee Army Reserve TUSKEGEE OPTIMIST CLUB will hold another District ~-,~ho~a-mery' ment for local funding, theis housed at the two forest- problems cited by Noble unit. organizational meeting at 7:20 tonight at Cit~ Bank. I>~r and James forestry budget. Brian Brad- the eastern section of the he came to Macon County. ~ This appointment makes MINISTERS MEETING will be held at noon today in ~"~_ that their the new commander one of Mayor Johnny Ford's offico. Police Department, ~t~-~ts were leY' county forester, county. Because the equil~ He readily acknowledged appeared before the board ment is not centrally that equipment is kept and only two non-physician Model Citiea-Community Development and street ~,, they say Monday with two applica-located, the foresters don't the two ~oresters homes -eleclior hospital commanders in thelighting will be disensm~ :arreWu~ tions from blacks for a third adequately serve ti~e entire "The service has ~st been 121st Army Reserve Com- :~r~~c~u forester position and a cunty poor,"Johnstensaid, mand. La~lter, however, isffr, J--~'PImO~AudClub,meet nty --The foresters don't Originally the black Dr. Ellis Hall has the first black Medical following Sunday s 11 a.m. service. Mary Darden is '~ "D~4 d,,e?rtment requestfor some $14,000 to ~.~dJames fund the new employee and always respond to all fires, commissioners objected to announced his intentioe to Service Corps officer to be president and Rev. D.V. King is pastor. ~~ Jan. 12 cover the departments Noble remains upset over the department's all-white seek re-election for P|ace named apermanent hospital I{~tae~n to the needs for the balance of the what he feels was unwar- staffing in Macon County. No. 3 on the Macon County commander in the Army SWEET CANAAN MI881ONARY BAPT~T Senior ~Y jail, for fiscal year. But despite ranted takeover of equip- That may have been a major Board of Education. Reserve. Choir and ushers will present "The Old Ship of Zion" strong support from ment purchased by the reason for originally refus- "My candidacy is based onThe new commander at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 4. ing funding. The additional commission for the forestry my past record and sound Comrmssion Chairman 'l~e%Tin8 aMacon Lawrence Haygoed, commis- departmem a few years ago. beenStaff memberblack, wouidand havethat years,"prjectinShe theHe listednext sixas commanderserved1975 throughaS actingfromjan. 30,Nov'hspita11976.1 theWillTUSKEGEEannualmeet atstateT"~0FEDMTIDNp.m.meetingMOndaYwill at CityOFbe diecuased.WOMEN"SBank" PiansTheCLUBSstate for r~it contends, appeared to be a major accomplishments: He is associated with Tuske- meeting will be held June 6-8 in Tmkegee. I~;.~ charges I o factor in Haygoed's support --Full-time librarians were Ie ~ " Connection of the program, assigned for the first time to gee Institute, married, and ~y~o~t the father of a daughter and BOARD OF REGlSTRAll8 for Macon County will be g of After much discussion, all schools, special education son. in session to register eilizens to vote on the following it -~me~ Baker, it . Noble angrily got out of his programs including the dates this month: March 15, 17, 19 and 27. The latter date is a Saturdsy~ The board will register persons from 9 a.m.-neon and 1-4 p.m. at the eourthotu~ chair and appeared ready to gifted students were epartment | d His extensive mmtary leave until the discussion expanded and all schools are education includes comple- tl~t both of ended. Commissioners thennow moving toward full tion of the Air Command and were noon Jan. With qualifying deadline a George Wallace for Presi- voted to reaffirm their accreditation. General Staff Course of Air little over a week away, dent. Perry will run on a "arSer vote not to fund.--Student fees eliminated, i~~.h~~/after candidates continue to file ticket pledged to support Bradley said there are electric typewriters pro- University. ~ ed by a their papers in the office of Wallace at the Democratic enough funds to centinuevided in all high schools, ~e~Y deputy and the probate judge, getting convention this summer, through May. library funds budgeted, i~ ready for the May 4 Demo- A race between the district In other business the instructional supplies are in specifically crafic primary to decide a attorney and a Lanett attor- cournissior excess of state requirements of their host of county selectiveney is shaping up for one of --Accepted various bids for and field trips for other than ~'" eighth and offices and delegate peal- tbethirdCircuitJudge posi- district equipment pur- athletics and band are 4~,atnendment .tions. tions for this area. Ailing chases and sales, but tabled provided. ~ tw~'~g to the As of 10 a.m. Wednesday,Judge Albert Hooten won't bids for courthouse repairs --Many new programs say they ~o~uu~, 19 candidates for county, seek re-election, and Dist. untl bids could be sent our were designed and started, by district and state offices had Atty. Tom Young of Alex for materials as well as labor such as: Preparation for ~~l ~0~, nt and also filed the necessary qualify- City and attorney Jim costs. Parenthood; Dropout-Title ~ne~y damage, ing papers in the probate Avary of Lanett have quasi- --Learned reappraisals of VIH; several reading I~e-t~e~e that they office. Others have an- fled and will battle proper~r likely won't beprograms including Title I~. con,. "=" ~ons. nounced their intentions to for that position. The job recorded in time to become One and Cureton; In-service seek office through stories in will pay over $25,000, with a effective this fall for tax through mini-courses. ~l~'~?r~~i~rYgi The News' but have nt handsme expense allw- payments' t the prbably --Accuntability systema qualified. The deadline is at ance, under the Judicialdelight of county property in financial, textbooks and noon on March 19. Articles. owners, supplies have been installed IF'"~ State Sen. Dudley Perry The office of Circuit Clerk --Heard Beulah Johnson, and centralized purchasing as taken in has qualified as a District 21 is being removed from the Pensions and Security Board in several areas have pledged delegate to Gov. (contlaued on page 2) (continued on page 2) provided additional funds to finance other purchases. "Our needs are many and all of them will not be met over the next six years. I am committed to help streng. then our program in the following ways:" --Building music rooms at Notasulga, Institute High and Wolfe schools. --Expanding program of JAMES E. JOHNSON TUSKEGEE GIRL Scour ASSOCIATION will sponsor a wishing well Saturday on the square, in honor of the Jullett Low Fund. RETIRED CHAPLAIN KJXS. POGUE of Tuskegoe Veterans I'tb pital will be guest minister on Chennel 9 in Columbus in a series of morning devotionals March 15-19 at 5:55 a.m. and March 80-21 at 6:55 Lm. TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE CHOIR will make its annual tour of northern tier Air Force bases beginning Saturday and continuing through March 21. The choir will perform at seven bases. RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEE8 Chapter 751 of the national association will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at Bonson Avenue Recreation Center. TUSKEGEE JAYCEF will meet at 7:30 tonight in the Model Cities conference room. PASTOR~J ANNIVERSAEY will be observed at 8 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. Leonza Harris will be honored. BAND BOOSTER CLUB" Exec utive Board of Tuskegee Institute High will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the home of director William Brassfleld. TEEN-AGE DANCE sponsored by the Tnskegee Institute High Golden Virtuoso Band will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Army Reserve Canter on the VA Hospital Road. Proceeds will go for the band's fund for Greatness "76. offerings to include career, James F~ Johnson has ~e~,y an community and vocationalannounced his intention to d his Shbrter. Fuller and another prepared statement. Atty. Jimmy Evans publicly education, seek the office of MaconMrs..Harris i a~ -L~l-~rt Dick, lawyer are one of the klans- Perry said he and Dick had objected to Dick's actions, --Strengthening and add- County Circuit Clerk in the serving men, and Fuller had agreed discussed with Judge Sambut Evans was explained the ing to the current academic May 4 Democratic primary. 8eekiIlg b one of IC~ ~ to represent another Taylor the role of the two situation, Perry said. Dick is program. Klan,- l fendant until an attorney lawyers were going to play the new count solici|ur, and --Strengthening adminis- He is a retired VA fire- on Council ~~r ~arges could be appointed that day. during that day's hearing, as a personal lawyer state trative, supervisory andfighter, father of four and a ~.-d~fled his and Before the preliminary "We were not there in any law forbids a solicitor from teaching personneL member of the Tuskesee Mrs. Sallye P. Harris, a ~ ~tl~.t_the hear- hearing, Fuller was hospital- capacity exce~ to listen to serving in criminal cases. --Improving the reading,Church of Christ, where he Language Arts teacher in ized with chest pains, and he the testimony, Perry said"It is our hope that ff these speaking and arithmeticserves as co4nance officer. Macon County, has lt~,~en two He is also a member of the announced her intention to ~,~u~~. had asked Perry to attend the during an interview. He said men are found to be guilty of ability of students. ~.hte~ hw~ hearing ns a professional he and Dick did not sit with crimes which they are --Expanding the early American Legion. seek the office of City Coun- g courtesy, any other attorneys serving accused to have committed, childhoodeducation pro- " I?.~ ._"~ ere in He was born in Huntsville ell Place 4, in this summer's Itile-~tl~Pr~ntil~ "We were at the prelimi-as counsel that day, hut sat that they will be dealt with gram. nary specta- as spectators in an area in by the most severe penalty --Providing additional and came to Tnskegee inelection. She holds B.S. and Masters !~ tee~.'~e_, former tors solely for the purpose of which spectators during which the Jaw would allow ~ classrooms where needed in 1935 as a student and degrees from Tuskegee p t~tr~ hearing the evidence as it nonjury trials and hearings be imposed against them all areas of county, decided to remain in Tuske- Institute and is treasurer of was presented and relating are usually allowed to sit. ~e prepared statement --Providing lightin g for gee. the Auburn Diatriet' ~t~t~he ~el~ator, that information to a fellow At one point prior to the . ight outside activities at He says there will be a Missionary Baptist Women's D o~er were Macon County lawyer hearing, though, Dick Rep. Thomas Reed of ,South Macon and Wolfe change in the office of Convention, She is the wife [~t~lear~fe] in (Fuller) whowas in inten-approached Judge Tayior to Tuskegeealaoattendedthe schools. Circuit Clerk be~tme "its of~evelt Harris and I .Baw sive care at the Jackson inform the judge of his and hearing, and, aeeordlng to --Developing a strict the will of the people." He of Rose Marie Hospital in Montgomery," Perry's role during thePerry, sat with the two property accountability says he's "moving moving of Perry and Dick sald in ahearing. Montgomery Dial lawyers, system, out." Honesty and intqr/ty go hand-in.hand in good government," she ul& ~* V " Your ore and infltmmm and support are needed."