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April 1, 1976

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THE TUSKEGEE NEWS Thursday, April 1, 1976 PAGE SA This portion of The Tuskegee News contains opinions and comments. Local editorials are signed. Other items reflect expressions of those whose names appear and may or may not reflect the opinions of The News. comments on subjects of general public interest from readers are welcomed. All letters must be s/gne home address given and conform to published standards limiting length to 300 words, be in good taste and mason. As a general rule, no more than one letter from an individual will be published .... during a calendar month. --THE EDITORS :i i L J television. Council Turner (left) and Larry Dallas have been in Allen appointment to serve as a to demonstrate that black present. Many of our~meet- the business a long time. And Louis Washington is a technician the Ma- member of the Macon Coun- and white citizens can work ings have been held in diff- who specializes in CB radio and stereo repair. M F-dur.a- ty Board of Education. on mutual respect for the erent sections of the county. ruder fire Three members, Dr. Biswas, good of public school edu- At ali meetings we reserve a !~~t~r.~ ~rs of the Dr. Henderson and Dr. Hall, cation in my home county, portion of the time for citi- UUT' rlcial slur v~re the members who had At the expiration of that zens to give input in the :~:~ cent meet-received the resignation of unexpired term thousands of form of suggestion, bring re~d to beth wl~ members, citizens, mostly blacks, hon- grievances and help in estab- ~m~ly pre-They expressed an inter-ored me in the general elec- fishing priorities. est in maintaining a bi-racial tion when you returned me So ~|~r~ S~r~M~t---~w~to~lr~=---72~-1 387 ~e~t to ex- For the most part this board of education and indi- to the board for a six-year part of/be meeting has been ::~ cated that all white citizens term. very helpful. It lets me know :i~ ~ ~ i~ ~,~--~ | ? m ........ ~ pAI~s they had contacted refused During the period men-even more of the hopes and ..... !B I ~" ~"- ...... lecher t> serve, tioned above we have sched- dreams of citizens, many of i ~ ~; ~ .... ~ i : Q, ~ ~: Le SUmmer I considered it a privi- uled board meetings at awhich I could not get other- i ~ ~ a -~., epted the lege to have the opportunity time when citizens conld be wise. !, ~~ ~ ~ ~ i We have had a small num- ............ ~ . | bet of persons whose moti- ' ~ i ~" ~ vations I do not understand ..... '"~ ~~'~ E ~ ~ ['~ ,,i in attendance at meetings ~I [ ~~ .... ~ .... during the past 12 or 14 ~ *~i ~i~ ~ | months who come seemingly ~i ~": ~ ~' : ! i~ , ~ ~ :.::i to attack the personal integ- '~ ~ ~ #~ ~ . ~ ~, , rity, motives and even the ~.. :. ~ ~ ! character of individual mem-~"~:~ ~ ~ ~ : ~ ~ ~ ~. .... rS: You have a very large Editor, T e Ne s: hers of the board. ]t was ~'~ ~~ i " who have listening audience among The 1975 Central District during the regular meeting ~ ..... , - ~ .... ,~ t~ work- young people, you therefore Christmas Seal Campaign of the board in January that"V~~ , .... ~ ~. ;. ~,, ....... ~ : , .... ~tionfor have the power to influence has come to an encourag-I sat and heard statements ~'~: ~,~ ........ ....... ' " ~ ,~ '~ ~ ~'~, ~'~. ~ ~' COmmun. the minds of many young ing end. Through the which I considered to be ~tzed at people .this gives you a very efforts of tl~e citizens of the character assasinations and~~ ~ ~~ i ~ L ~~I ~er o~ our great responsibility. Central District who areaccusations that members of ~ ~ ~ers who Just as growing young concerned with respiratory the beard were mistreating ~,,~: ~,,~ ......... ~ ~ ~, .:~ ~, ~,,~ ..... / [~;, ~- oi~ ,,~,~ v , ~ ~! ,~ ~~ !~ responsi-people need balanced diets health for all, $74,179.02 has another member. ::~ ~ ..... dly when for healthy bodies, they also been raised in the Central The recrimimtions contin .......... k_.~ ~ ~ '~ ....................... demands need listening entertain- District campaign alone, ued. I usually have control d It is a ment that is well balanced in These funds will be used in my emotions, but I just got SALES HELP -- Dorothy Weaver (left) and .the store, while Dorothy is a sales clerk. Bol ' ~Oundat~ order to have healthy con- the fight against emphyse- carried away and used a Yvonne Lewis are standing by waiting to serve know the products they sell .in J.ody's and can Ch~dren trailed minds, ma, chronic bronchitis, tu- term to characterize the con- yOU for sales. Yvonne is assistant manaQer of help you make the right selection. indergar.Our emotions are control- berculosis and other crip- duct of these persons. .~h grade, led by our minds, our minds .~ling lung diseases in the The term should not have type o. are to a large extent govern- Central District. been used. These were ~ I~ Have It, 'J COmmun- ed by what we hear, if we I, as Executive Directorwords which I wish to but Produce. hear things that make usfor the Central District, ,cannot recall. They shall not ~Ve been angry, emotional, joyful, we would like to express mybe used by me again. as in this usually react accordingly./ appreciation and gratitude To the many black citizens ~ ~ ~] e ~ome tothink that if you listen you for the help and encourage- of Macon County, many I ::~ educat- will agree with me; that if ment that you and your count as personal friends, group of our children began reacting paper have given our work. who voted for me, I intended .are pri-to some of the records play- With your continued supp- no offense. To you I offer my ~.i ~ith croat- ed on the station we are art and the support of the sincere apology. ~tlates to going to end up with some people of the Central Dis- I say to you that I shall not very unhappy situations be- trict, Christmas Seals will in the future let a few per- t~quise of cause many of them suggest achieve our ultimate goal -- sons believed to be radicals, ~r child-everything from home- the prevention and control black or white, cause me to eonm dis-wrecking to fornication, so of lung disease, do or say anything which ~t~glt t>that I would ask that you Again, thank you for your may be interpreted as a attics togive more consideration to cooperation and support in racial slur. The remainder of ~Ool sys-music played on the station, this campaign, my term on the board gives ~P cannot Lawrence J. Oliver me an opportunity to demon- ~Z. ,~ive dis- (Mrs.) ,Barbara A. Baker Executive Director strate this and to show that, r group, 104 No. Church Street Central Alabama Districttogether, our system of pub- identify, Tuskegee Alabama Lung Associationlic education in Macon Coun- [to seek- ty can continue to imvrove. ~