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! HONORED-- Mrs. Lula Cox receives the Southeastern Region Award from Regional Director Dr. Lafayette Frederick. The Mrs. Cox at the region's 35th Annual meeting held in Memphis. She is of the local, regional and national alumni association. of Alex- to as Circuit 2, in the and to I do not con- to You in my and reason Xi Om- COnclu- a cOnduc. Soror SOror- cere- for Jes- They the be rnee. New JUDGE WILLIAM BYRD cated in the public schools in Mobile County. Early in life I dedicated myself to service to God and my fellowmen as ity Inc. is an international organization of over 40,000 women college graduates and undergraduates, whose unifying objective is im- provement of human lives through service to others. The sorority was founded in 1908 at Howard Universiiy in Washington by junior and senior students of the Col- lege of Liberal Arts. It was incorporated in Washington on Jan. 23, 1913 and is the world's oldest college-based sorority foun- ded by Negro women. Beta Xi Omega Chapter was char- tered on June 13, 1936. The bunders and charter mem- bers were Sorors Ola Chris- tine Collins Gomillion, Mar- ian Floyd Johnsont Irma E. Kingsley, Elese Goodwin PiRs and Clara E. Williams. a lawyer. In 1944 I married Olivia Embry. After the war and upon completing my legal education at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebras- ka, we returned to Alexan- der City in 1948 where I practiced law for 25 years, trying cases in state and federal courts and advising many clients. I represented the city of Alexander City and all its boards for 18 years. "For 10 years I worked with the Jaycees on the local, state and national le- vels. I initiated the Cub Scout Program in downtown Alex City as well as the Little League Baseball Pro- gram, both of which are still operating. Many of the boys trained in these programs are now leading professional and business men. I have been a member of the Lions Club-for 18 years. "For 23 years I have been active in the First BapLst Church in Alex City. ! have served in the Junior and Intermediate departments and am presently direct)r of the Adult H Sunday School Department. I am an active deacort "I served as juvenile jud- ge for 5 years before Gov. Wallace appointed me cir- cuit judge. When I became judge, I severed all business connections to dedicate my- self to full-time service for the public. As soon as time permitted, I enrolled in and graduated from the College of State Trial Judges at the University of Nevada. I have taken advantage of current study through the Judicial Seminars for Alabama Trial Judges. I have worked hard to have dignity and decorum in the courtroom and for the effecient court administrat- ion. "Hundreds of cases have come through my hands and there have been many tough decisions. You can be assur- ed that every decision I made was what my con- science dictated as right, fair t Full Time t Clerk of County job, not a part-time job. I will Clerk. The job requires a of the law and the judicial a result of my experience as a Deputy Sheriff. I with the County Commission You can always talk too busy to talk to you. Noncontrovers" Attend the Mallard for Circuit Clerk Kickoff Rally. Saturday, 10:30 am, in City Park downtown POl. adv. by Eddie Mallard) i: Dist. Atty. Tom Young has qualified for the Demo- cratic nomination as judge in the Fifth Judical Circuit Place i. Young, 57, is seeking to fill the vacancy which will occur with the mandatory retirement of Judge Albert Hooten under the Judicial Article approved by con- stitutional amendment last year. Young served as district attorney for the Fifth Dis- trict when it included Lee County for 16 years, from 1954 to 1970. In 1971 he was appointed a special district attorney for the state, serving in that capacity for three years in- cluding two terms of the Lee Circuit Court in 1973. He was elected district attorney for the Fifth Dis- trict in 1974. A native of Alexander City-Dadeville area, Young served in the Navy during World War II and is a graduate of Auburn Univer- sity and the University of Alabama Law School. His wife, the former Bar- bara Hare, is the daughter of Judge and Mrs. W.C. Hare formerly of Tuskegee. They have three children, Tom Jr., Bill and Mary Love. and impartial. It is a most gratifying experience to have opposing parties {e- specially in domestic relat- ions cases where many lives are affected by one decision) tell me that they are satis- fied with my decision. "I am pleased to quote a letter dated September 10, 1973, from a lawyer who appeared in my court after he returned to his Georgia office: "I found dedication, devotion, kindness and tol- erance abounding. I learned first hand what is meant by the phrase 'the imperative of judicial integrity'. It was an honor to appear in Your Honor's Court. "My record, training and experience speak for them- selves. The only promise I can make is to continue to work hard and to honestly, diligently and faithfully per- form the duties of my office. You tend to give a man one full term." TOM YOUNG "When I first decided to dedicate my law career to the courts of the fifth judic- ial circuit in 1953, it was, of course, my ambition to pur- sue same to its highest posit- ion, a judgeship. "I feel that my many years of service in the courts throughout the fifth judicial circuit qualify me in every respect as a circuit judge. I feel that these years of ex- perience afforded me as dis- trict attorney will be of great benefit to me as judge THE TUSKEGEE NEWS Wolfe slates special day In an effort to involve parents in the total school program, the Title I Pro- gram at D.C. Wolfe High School {Shorter Campus) has initiated "Communi~, Day: A Salute to the Bicen- Thurmiay, April 1, 1976 PAGE 9A tennial." This event will take place April 9 from 9 a.m.- 3 Ixm. ,: The pay's program is de signed to give teachers and staff personnel an opportun- ity to meet community per- sons and to give parents and friends a day at school where thay can observe their children at work. All activities will possess a bi- centennial flair. Students and teachers will dress in bi- centennial attire. There will be exhibits. County store off program as well as to the fine citizen- ry of this circuit." ATLANTA, GA.-- A Tus- kegee grocery store has been removed from the fed- eral food stamp program be- cause of violations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) reports. The store, which had been charged with selling ineligi- ble items for food coupons, is ~Vendy Jo Community of Tuskegee, owned by James Richard Perry Jr. It was disqualified for one year, starting March 15. Alvin Huff who is in char- ge of the Montgomery field office of the Food and Nutri- tion Service, explained that the store will not be allowed to accept food coupons dur- ing the disqualification per- led. BOOKKEEPER: Under the direct supervision of Coordinator and under the general supervision of the Chief Fiscal Officer. Responsibilities --Types all project materials. --Handles financial operation for project. --Acts as project timekeeper. -Maintains personnel folders on employees. --Receives visitors, telephone calls, and ope- rates two-way radio. --Developes filing system and maintains sys- renal --Performs other job related activities neces- sary to achieve program objectives. APPLICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP AT MACON COUNTY COMMUNrI'Y ACTION AGENCY- 312 EASt NORTHSK)E STREET BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8. )0 and 4:30 pan. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER DRIVER / Bus driver-operator will be d ectly respon- sible to the coordinator. Duties and Responsibilities: --Responsible for the operation d the vehicle, safety and security of passengers in his custody. --Transport individual to educational, recreat- ional, shopping, medical, and other Social Servic- es facilities and institutions. --Checks vehicle prior to departure and keeps a daily log including: gas, oil, water, horn, brakes, lights, sigvals, windshield wipers, and tires. --Reports maintenance problems, accidents, traffic violations immediately to supervisor. --Obeys all traffic laws. --Attends training sessims as required. --Keeps daffy records (on specified reporting form) indicating: speedometer reading, total mileage, gasoline, purchases, repairs, etc. --Issues official printed transportation tickets to keep passenger, records number of collects fees equal to number of tickets. --Confers with supervisor regularly to check, compile, reconcile and consolidate data. Submits written reports as requ ed. --Enforces established bus rules and regulat. ions prohibiting consumption of alcoholic bever- ages. --Must have 3 years experience as a bus-driv- er. APPLICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP AT MACON COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY-- 312 EAST NORTttSIDE STREET BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 am. and 4:30 p.m. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ! IJ Each depositor insured to $40,000 fEDERAL DEPOSIT iNSURANCE CORPORATION e easl Direct deposit means you can have your Social Security check or VA Hospital payroll cheek sent directly to Alabama Exchange Bank, to be deposited in your checking or savings account, or even split up into both accounts. It's safe, because there is almost no chance of your check being lost in the marl or stolen from your mailbox. It's easy because you don't have to bring your check to the bank. And it's quick because the checks usually arrive at the bank before they would normally arrive in your hands. 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