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PAGE 2 Thursday, April 19, 1979 THE TUSKEGEE NEWS LANICE MIDDLETON / DR. WALLACE CAPEL The Tuskegee Chapter, National Secretaries Associ- ation (International) will begin its week of observance beginning Sunday. The week's activities will include the Secretary of the Year/Executive of the Year Banquet Wednesday at the Holiday Inn beginning at 6:30 p.m., with Paul R. Jones, Tuskegee Institute's director of public informa- tion, as guest speaker. The 1979 Secretary of the Year, selected by a pnael composed of former SOTYs, is Lanice P. Middleton, secretary to Dr. R. J. Field, head, Department of Agri- cultural Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, Tuskegee Institute. Ms. Middleton is a native of Tuskegee and graduated from Tuskegee Institute High School. She attended Fisk University, Nashville, and Tuskegee Institute. Her business expeiences include secretary to Dr. M. A. Maloney, former head, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Tuskegee Insti- tute; clerk-typist to Dr. G. W. Taylor, head, Division of Agriculture; Dr. B. D. Mayberry, dean, School of Applied Sciences; and Dr. W. B. Hill, state leader for Negro Work, Alabama Cooperative Extension Ser- vice, Tuskegee Institute; and clerk-stenographer to G. H. Parris, farm management supervisor, Farmers Home Administration, Tuskegee Institute. Ms. Middleton has chaired and held membership on .many committees since joining the local chapter in June of 1976. The 1979 Executive of the Year, selected by a panel of non-NSA judges, is Dr. Wallace Capel, chief of staff, VA Medical Center, Tuske- gee. Capel earned his under- graduate and medical de- grees from Howard Univer- sity, Washington. He has The seventh annual Tus- kegee Institute District Alabama Special Olympics will be hosted by the Department of Health and Physical Education Tues- day, beginning with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. at Logan Hall. Track and Field events are scheduled to start at 9:30 in Alumni Bowl. Competition at the district level is open to children and adults enrolled in the Special Education classes in Bullock, Macon and Russell counties and Phenix City. A selected number of winners from the Tuskegee District Games will partici- pate in the state games May 12 at Troy State. Special Olympians have been training at their schools with hopes of being chosen to participate in the 1979 International Special Olympic Games at State University of New~ York Aug. 9-13. In 1975 three Special Olympians from the Tuske- gee Institute District parti- cipated in the International Games which were held in Mr. Pleasant, Mich. Each one returned a victor, wearing their gold medals and ribbons won in competi- tion with Special Olympians from 19 countries. The Special Olympics are sponsored by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, and executed at the state level by the Alabama Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness. The em- phasis of Special Olympics is On Sunday at 3 p.m., the Community Development agency will officially dedi- cate the auditorium of the Gomillion Development and Services Center in memory of the late Walter J. Spicer Jr. Spicer was instrumental in the design and develop- ment of the building. The City Council voted to name the auditorium after him. Spicer was employed by the city for eight years as physical planner, and plan- ning and management devel- opment specialist for the Model Cities and Communi- ty Development programs. During his employment with the city, Spicer took a front seat in providing the basic planning groundwork to address the community's needs and to help secure the financial resources which resulted in millions of dollars in physical development for Tuskegee. His efforts are exhibited through improvements such as the city's water treat- ment facilities; sewerage treatment facilities; indus- trial park; municipal airport; recreational parks;~ water and sewer line extensions; street development and lighting; and community centers just to name a few. Welfare facility (Continued from page i with the state P&S office, said the letter signed by Gov. James is usually used by the proposed contractor to secure financing. Spenser said the letter of intent is a normal step in negotiating a state lease. He likened it to a pre-lease agreement. Hopper's bid was lowest among three bidders who submitted proposals recent- ly, the third time proposals for a local P&S office had been requested in the past two years. He outbid attorney Fred Gray and Marable Bros. Beulah Johnson, chairman of the Macon County Board of Pensions and Security, sent a letter to state P&S director Gary Cooper thank- ing him for his efforts in getting progress started toward a Macon County P&S facility. "Unfortunately we had no help from our local represen- tative," Mrs. Johnson said in her letter, referring to Rep. Thomas Reed. She said county commissioners co- operated. Mrs. Johnson later said Reed had been invited to P&S board meetings but had dot attended. She said Reed has not written P&S officials here. PAUL R. JONES attended numerous continu- ing medical education cour- ses. Following his appoint- ment as a staff physician at the Tuskegee veterans health care facility from 1948 to 1954, he served a 20-year lucrative career in the U.S. military service. He has held such positions as staff surgeon, chief medical examining section and hospital administrator. During his military tour, he earned the M.S. degree in hospital administration. Ca- pel has received numerous awards and citations throughout his federal career and holds member- ship in several professional organizations and associa- tions. He has also served as president of the Macon County Medical Society in 1978. For information contact Mrs. Edna Poole, Tuskegee Institute; Ms. June Taylor, VA Medical Center; or Mrs. (Continued "used inflammatory, irre- sponsible and abusive lan- guage" against MACOA and Davis. Smith termed Pink- ard's comments as slander, and said Pinkard's com- ments had prevented Davis from getting enough custo- mers to maintain a profita- ble business. Smith said those claims can be verified by state- ments from people "who will admit that the Commission- ers' bad-faith actions against my client along with the general Commission's ac- tions resulted in these persons not using MACOA Sanitation services." Smith said MACOA's business has "continually worsened financially and otherwise..." Smith claimed the county had breached the contract by allowing people to bring their garbage to the city dump, thereby allowing them to avoid using MACOA. Gray claimed at the last commission meeting that from page 1 ) Davis had been difficult to contact and had not returned telephone messa- ges left at Davis' business. Davis said Tuesday that he returned Gray's calls and left messages at Gray's office when the attorney was not in. The commission had authorized Walter Pack, county health officer, to look for sites in each district on which to put several of the old garbage containers formerly used in the county. The commission has indica- ted it might change its method of solid-waste collec- tion when its contract with MACOA runs out in September. Davis said Tuesday that many people don't under- stand that the door-to-door pickup system was not his idea. He said he simply bid at the invitation of the commission when the com- mission decided to go from using the containers to door-to-door pickup. (Continued federal retirement pro- grams. He said there is a study being made on the system, but he doubts any plan would be devised which would be to the disadvan- taged of federal employees. He was told by one retired from page 1 ) Heflin also said he saw no possibility of a national health insurance program being adopted soon. The senator was given a key to the city by Mayor Ford. AN EVENTIDE OF MUSIC-"An Eventide of Music," featuring William pianist, Cheryl Ann Milbry, vocalist, both of Tuskegee Institute, and Ronald pianist, of Birmingham, is scheduled for Sunday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Missionary Baptist Church. All three artists are graduates of Alabama Department of Music and participated actively in many of the departmental there. There will be works by Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Joplin, their own, and works of many other renowned composers. sports training and athletic competition is the ultimate goal of the program. Scientific research has shown that physical activi- ties, sports and competitive athletics are a major means of reaching the retarded. Health and Physical Edu- cation and Special Education majors will be working this year with the Department of Health and Physical Educa- tion and other volunteers. Margaret Chenier, district coordinator, said competi- tion is expected to end at 1 p.m. It will be more difficult to absence of provisions that wilfully defraud the food stamp would allow program direc- deah with program successfully under tors to deal appropriately effectivel' the new regulations whichwith those who would being went into effect J;.r.' 1, deliberately defraud the program, according to Edward W. program." referred Io ~l~ Davison, Southeast regional Under the new regula- proseculion. director of the food stamp tions, he explained, it will be Davidson program, the responsibility of~ the no aclion "One of the weaknesses of states and their district againsl the original food stamp act," attorneys to enforce the food fraud until said Davidson, "was the stamp laws. Individuals who been given a federal employee that he Mrs. Balogun and others are frightened Jacqueline Goode, city of about the possibility of a Tuskegee. reduction in benefits, gets Heflin said he is working on what he called the Ca1 herine Balogun, an Soybean Act of 1979 or 1980 im ern in the Tuskegee tDl~ ?a~ which would pump more Ins~ilme CDA Program, (.~ federal money into soybean received her Child Develop- r- research. He called soybeans menl Associate (CDA) ~" the "miracle crop, because credenlials at Washington ~. of its potential in solving Public School. ~I~_ ~ world hunger problems. He As a child developmen! ~, gmPi said haif the soybeans asscia'e' Mrs" Balog"n has : [l i. iv/I;i produced in the country are demonstrated competence exported, but there is little wilh preschoolchildren aged "~" ~" research being done by the three l o five. A child ' ~ .... not on winning, but on U.,S. Dept. of Agriculture. development associate can ~: ~ ~ ,: ~ trying, not on success, but We need to focus on the lake full responsibilily for a ~ ~ ~ ~ on spirit. Opportunities for protein value of soybeans and ways to improve the yields," he said. He said the USDA is "not doing what it should" in the area of soybean research. Heflin said rural services could be helped by using existing transportation such as school buses, which he said stand idle most of the day but which could be used to transport people when not being used on school- related functions. "We're not effectively using the vehicles that are there," the senator said. 10 'til 5:30 Like Never Before! Hurry on down to Chez Carol and... Friday & Saturday on "lbcted groups of Spring fashions .SPORTSWEAR "Large Selection of Sizes, styles & colors." group of children in a child ('are cemer wilh convictions aboul individual and specific needs of I he children. The Child Deve.lopmenl Associate Consortium is funded by Ihe federal governmenl io make more compelem the teaching staff of Head Start and Day Care cenlers. The CDA Creden- l ial is a national award from Mrs. Balogun I his consorlium as a parl of ~he profession of Early Childhood Educa, ion in America. Mrs. Balogun's assess- mere was directed by Dr. Allen Rawls, head of 1he Department of Early Child- hood Educalion at Alabama A&M Universily. I ist ot#d lhtsterchctrge Cctrds weh'otned. , mth Mab, wn_. 7 2 7.4891 Applications are being accepted at County Board of Education for the SECRETARY Salary: $7,500.00 annually Duties: Thisfull time employee will have~ from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. He/she receptionist/secretary to assigned office Office Complex. He/she must be able to 45 correct words per minute, proposals and other documents and perform other clerical duties as Superintendent. Qualifications: As a mimimum, one should b school diploma, plus two (2) years Releveant experience as a secretary or also required. Closing date for accepting applications 27, 1979. WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SECURITY EZE Garden Weed Killer Kills certain weeds and grasses before they germinate Kills crabgrass and 13 other grasses Works rain or shine to protect flower and vegetable gardens Rake EZE into top two inches of the soil So, klll garden weeds the SECURITY way/ See your dependable