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'TIME - Recently the Macon County Adult Basic Education r the Board of Education held an in-service workshop in at the Board of Education Building. Yvonne Hargrove, State Department of Education, was consultant. She x TUSKEGEE NEW8 Thursday, March 11, 19'/6 PAGE 5 li :~ The world renowned the'choir in the homes of the Tnskegee Institute choir is Kennedy: Evelyn M. Cheatham; Ruby L. Robinson; Ollie J. Beasley; Buenia F. Clark; Bob Smith, Boy4 at the videotape machine; Norman O. Packer, coordimtor of the Adult Basic Echcation at the State Department; Susie Williarm; Harrison De Raraus; Katie Kelly; Bobby Walden, State Depart- making modules, a technique used to help learners, lent; Lloyd Bo~%, Pher~x City. ~Standing (center left) yvonne Hargrove, the University of Alabama held a simulation game used to. Area Supervisor. State Department; Ruth C. Bray, Supervisor, Macon Jones, Uniontown; Nancy W. Jones, County. E. Evans; Hattie Poweli; Edna A. White; Bertha of D.C. director of the Groen School in Machine, travel and ex- known as posure is one of the key Green figures in implementing and first place developing a good band 108th program. Gras in Green in King The The of Myths Area A~sociation were eighteen the from Georgia on partic~ parades. ~rcent of and 98 band in "When a student gets a chance to travel and see other bands perform, as well as the experience of meeting and getting acquainted with other students, more pride and appreciation of music is developed," Smith said. Since August 1975, ;~rhe Lean, Mean, Green Machine" has been awarded nine trophies and one plaque. "Ten awards in seven months for a band that has only been on the road for two years just goes to show everyone in Macon County that these rural children have talent and are con- stantly struggling to be the best. Our band does not have one-f0urth of what we need, but we have proven beyond any reasonable doubt that success comes from hard work, dedication, cooperation and most of all pride and dignity. We can- not continue to be as outstanding as we have in the past without more finan- cial support and a facflity~ that is conducive to our children's surroundings," Smith said. / VISITOR -- Mrs. Frank L. Drye, wife of the late Frank Drye, former bandmaster at Tuskegee Institute, visited with the William Dawsons recently.. Mrs. Drye lives in California and was in Birmingham to see Dawson conduct the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Festival She at~tended several functions while in Tuskegee. Pictured are, from left, Mrs. Dawson, Dawson and Mrs. Drye. Fort Benning officials visit TI Tuskegee Institute had among its many visitors during "Human Relations Week" four groups of milb tary men from Fort Bern ning, Ga. The tour of the Tuskegee campus was one of many planned in conjunction with Fort Benning's celebra tion of Black History Month. The group arrived early the morning of March 6 and was taken on a guided tour of the campus. The tour was highlighted by a question and answer session on the subject "Race Relations," Bascomb appointed Reuben A. Bascomb, who serves as contact person for House District 67, has been invited by AEA president Robert Lipscomb to sit with other AEA representalives in a reserved section during the AEA convention today and Friday. T~ convention will be held in the Birmingham Civic Cer~r Concert Hall. This )~ar's plans include a lunebeo1~ at the Hyatt , Regency HouSe. Bascomb, who has served as one of AEA's contact presented by the Black Studies Division of the PACIFIC WAR School of Education. The United States and A brief historical sketch of Great Britain declared war Tuskegee Institute was on Japan Dec. 9, 1941, a day presented to the military after Japanese warplanes group by Mrs. Zelda Benton lauached a sneak attack on and Daniel T. Williams. Pearl Harbor. persons from Macon County for two years is employed by the Macon County Board of Education as coordinator of the Wade and industry program at Tnskegee Insti- tute High School, holds a master degree in school administraiion and super- vision and a professional certificate from Auburn Universityin vocational education. He is a member of Greater Saint Mark Baptist Church where he serves on the deacon and trustee boards; a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraterr/ty and is the State Director of Bigger and Better Business; he is also active in other civic organi- zations. band was the 108 Mardi receive an show- Green a gold the Gras their to Sr., in the final stages pf preparation for their annual tour of United States Air Force bases. This year the choir plans to tour the northern tier of the Air Force bases, and the bases and states on the itinerary include Loring AFB in Maine; Wurtsmith, Kincheloe and Sawyer AFB in Michigan; Minot AFB in North Dakota; Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota; and Malmstrom AFB in Montana. An Air Force jet w//I leave Offutt AFB in Nebraska and arrive at Danelly Field in Montgomery Saturday and will then proceed to fly the the choir and at Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota. A reception for Tuskegee :Institute alumni in the Officer's Club is planned. Several of the bases will provide private housing for base occupants which will further expose the choir members to the many different kinds of learning experiences a trip such as this one will provide. Be worker in the cam- paign to elect Ronald Reagan President. Send in the coupon. Or call today. You l be helping to further the cause of our choir to Loring AFB for the fl"O~ enterprise system. first of its seven perform- ~-- ~. ............ -I" I I d like to be a Citizen for t~eagan. I ances. J Include me as a volunteer worker. .... | At each base the itinerary for the choir is designed to ! NAME: give them the maximum ] ADDRESS; ' I amount of exposure to the base facilities and to provide [ CITY: ,, [ them with an apparent red~ STATE. ZIP. PHON~: [: carpet treatment. There will | Mail coup~n to: Cit/zens lot Reagan, 12 North 20th Street, # be receptions or dances at | Birmingham, AL 35203. 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