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THE TUSKEGEE NEWS Thin.lay, J~dy ~, 19'/6 PAGE 5 yor Johnny Ford proclaims Channel Jumpers Day in Tuskegse. are of the members of the Wilbur Harris Brooks (Locksmith), John F. Hume, Jr. HI, his and their been the corn- few who in- .0aching direction Iusti- l ition of = a Part of The Health Education Center in Larry Thommason, School of cooperation with Tuskegee Pharmacy, Auburn Unlver- Institute's Department of airy; Sonja Moffett, School Social Work and the of Nursing, Tuskegee Insti- Tuskegee Veteran's Admini- tute; Mary Stevens, stration Hospital will spon- MCARC, Tuskegee; Rosa sor a workshop on "Drug Stores, Student Health Abuse and the Unborn Services, Alabama State Child." University; Don Rice, Hu- The one-day workshop man Development, Auburn will be held at the VA University; Jay Smith, Drug Hospital in Building 90, Abuse Human Services, Room A-107 on Thursday, Tuskegee Institute; Dr. July 23, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. It is designed for parents, young Elbert Dawson (Night Owl}, Edgar Crawford (Jim Dandy}, Mary Pelf (Lady Trackdown}, Henry Smith {Snuffy), Reaia Crawford (Miss Rose), and Henry Reif (Trackdown}. Tuskgee Area' kegee VA Hospital; Dr. Richard Warner-KARMA Drug Center, Auburn. (Weatherman}, Jerry R. MeRae (Good Doctor), Mayor Ford, adults, educaters, medical personnel and social services personnel The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Robert Fulton Murray Jr., chief, CBers eyeing Division of Medical Gene- ties, Department of Pedi- atrics, Howard University, meeting here Washington. His address will be centered around Championship) mkegee Jeff Walker Walker has attended as an many conferences and semi uars throughout the state on "Genes and the Quality in honored by the American On Friday and Saturday Env/ronment-Effects of Federation of Police andthe local chapter of theDrugs on the Unborn presented their Commenda- Rooster Channel Jumpers Fetus." tion Award for outstanding will host their first annual Other workshop areas contributions to the field of eyeball at the Holiday Inn. include: "The Phenomena of Law Enforcement. In 1975An Eyeball is a social Drug Abuse Among and 1976, he was securitygathering of CB radio Women"; "Dangers of Over- consultant for the Atlanta operators. Counter Drugs and Non- University Center. Because of the large Presciption Drugs on the Walker's interest in number of out of state Unborn"; "l'reatment and sports has continued CB'ers that will be coming to Services for Mother and through the years. In his Tuskgee, Mayor Johnny Child"; "!nterfamily Rela- undergraduate days, Walker Ford has proclaimed Satur- tionships Before and After i~o said have hit the day as Rooster Channel Treatment." to .n~gest ball in Tuskegee's Jumpers Day in Tuskgee. Resource Leaders for the baseball history. The hit was As of two weeks ago, the workshop include Dr. Gerald never measured, but was Holiday had been booked up Areustein, Pharmacy, Tus- estimated to have traveled with reservations for CB'ers about 625 feet. As an from such places as Illinois, ,- assistant coach, Walker Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, THE TUSKEGEE helped produce a winningFlorida, Pennsylvania, New baseball team (1968 SIACJersey, Missouri, Georgia NEWS other states. Eastslde Street Tuskegee, Aim. 36O83 communications systems. As early as 1969. Walker was featured on statewide televis/on. In 1972 he was and many The Rooster Channel Jumpers is a CB organiza- tion dedicated to the motto "The Hour Is Never To Late and The Distance Is Never To Great To Aid A Rooster or Fellow Man." The Macon County Council on Retarda- saw hi~n and direction, the Security/ Law Enforcement in addi- Force has grown to include tion to the Law Enforcement m 1967 18 officers, several cars, full Training received from the Southeast Alabama Police Academy (both basic and advanced courses), Auburn tion and Rehabilitation University (Drug Abuse Center is the primary Education), State Depart- organization that the Roos- ment of Toxicology and ters in Tuskegee are Criminal Investigst/on, De- dedicated TO assisting. served and zn many 1971 he e~ch aa~ Established 18~ PubIlshed Every Thursday STAN VOIT Editor and Publisher hall same a SPEE LIMIT Sure there are a lot of good reasons to drive 55, but there's one thing to remember: In the partment of Public Safety, A portion of the proceeds and the FBI. from the eyeball will be Walker is affiliated with given TO the Retardation The workshop is being spearheaded by a ceordinat. ing committee and includes Scoiva Holland, acting aasis. tant directer for TAHEC; Dianne Hoffman, ceordina- tor for the Tuskegee Institute Drug Abuse Cen- ter; Dr. Doris Ford, coordinator for TAHEC's SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscdptlon Rates $5.25 In the City Vote For Wilhel- $6.30 outside the City mina Jones Place $7.42 outside the State No. 5, City Coun- Consumer Health Education Project; Alan Yee, TAHEC's Health Educator and The- resa Cook, assistant health educator for TAHEC. Wal- ter J. Oldham serves as director of the Tuskegae Area Health Education Center. For further information, contact the Tuskgee Area Health Education Center. ' We Will Be Closed Saturday, July 24, 1976 I am still remindin8 all customers that we not only repair shoes, we stock Stscey Adams, Portago Porto-Fed Shoes for men. These are the world's best qusl/ty of shoes Give us a chance before you go out of town. Your Muter Charge and BankAmericard welcomed. Member Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce. Fonville Street II I i'll H Jones, interests Hear her views at Cand/date Forum Sunday, 6 p.m., Bewen Methodist the Alabama Peace Officers Center. Second (~tss Postage cil. Church. Association, The Amer/can ~ paid at T~skegee, AIa. Federation of Police, the ( , , , ~ Fraternal Order of Police, i I'!~il3 LK3Lff I ~--~-~'tt~~--Z... and the International Asso[ j-r-~--- [ ....~.v~mast.~n~,sw~ - (Pd Pol Adv by F r/ends of W/lhelm/na Jones) ciation of College and J Heart-- [ " - ........... J ........... , University Security Diree- I H,-I,,,,, J -dr,dr-lirliir r ir 4rdr4r iir,dr r,dr * Ir d " " tors. I ' ....... Walker said, "rm sure rill Heart Fund ." Pt .--= @iS; . I' ,i.,---I |, miss Tuskegee. Institute.I A-m~=i~=[,~I,~.t lr ~ " " 'e I.'1 rr .. Ja-,.; Bill co Tuskegee, and the many fine I people here. ~ ~l~ When the Ford Admini- weak because of the lack of a 4. The fourt~n alternative of Insti- I AI stration came into office the City of Tuskegee was broke. Not only was it broke, but it strong personnel system. The Council objected! to a was for the Mayor to continue to actively seek out resources from the federal Personnel Department, and was in debt TO the tune of a $30,000 grant was sent government. This city at- f~q40,000 deficit and $119,000back TO the State because it tracts approximately 8 in outstanding notes Over was the feeling that this million dollars a year in the last few years, we have gave too much power TO the federal resources which is been able TO reduce that Mayor. For example-the utilized torarryoutand pay deficit and retire the Mayor does not have the for services that would ...... ) ..... PUSLIOHFS'S COPY St=t.S=nkNo 6t-s66 .......... indebtedness from $I19,000 final sayso on hiring and otherwise come out of the Commolldat~l R~port of Condition of " Alabam~ K~chmnSe knk.................................. " down to $30,000 Though our firing for the city Ultimate taxpayers' pocket. These city may not be in the best of authority rest with the federal dollars do not come of.~sk#.gee ..................in the State of . AlabS.m............ and Domestic Sub~idiaries at the eloae of fiuancial conditions.., it is Council. Therefore, it is automatically as some may think. You have to go to b..~=, o~ ....... J~* 30 .................. Ze76 l i .... richerbecausethanweit havehas ever cut beenour lydifficult unless tothemanageMayoreffident has the Washington and fi~t" " SALANCE SHEET ASSLrI-$ ~ ~ ~ ~~ debt, we have more, and full support of ALL the City So, basically, thin is the ~ co.~o.~a..t~..~ .... c 7 I ~ i~sx~ x have accomplished more Council members If the reason why the City of I 2. u.s. t .... ~ .~.,it~ ........ s ~ e L ~ l t0~ I ~ than ever. The City has Mayor has full suppgrt and Tuske[~ce is in the financial 2 5~8 I ~ Ob,~= ..... ,=~.,us~ ..... t.. ........ ~coq~,=,ons s ~ E ~ ~ l~'s ~ ~ more land, bulldinl~s, equi~ true involvement by the condition that it is. I can 1 790 I 40bli~=ion, Of States ond politico, subdivisions IS ~ e L-- ~ ~_~%_J 4 honestly say to you that this ~t s ~b.~ uo.~..~ .... .a eo~..t ..... s 4 e ~ .... ~-I s ment, public utilit/es, right Council, he could then s co~=. ~ I ......... ~_~0_~ e ways than it has ever had demand that city depart administration has tried to I ' t ,o. ..... , 7 in history, approximately 15 ments spend more prudently do its best to deliver ] 8 F~derolfundosoldondSecuritiespurchol~dunder~q|rsumentstor*s~ll D 4 V~---'W-'~Y~J ~ .... I s million and wisely It has been my services and meet its / ' " ~ ..... t~.i (~,.~.. ..... bd ~o~.~ ~o ~---~--~ I I ~" Presently, the City of policy to develop an annual obHgetion with the amount I b L.,: ...~ ,o, ~o..,b~ ,o.. ~... :_____~_~__~ b Tuskegee is undergoing budget for the city. I did thisof money that it has. It is ~ L..s,.at ~ very unfortunate when !,o ~,-~ *o.t .... ,., '~-~'~'~-;~-i,o difficult financial conditions, last year and presented the ~. s..~ ~.,~.., ~.~it .... a ~ ....... ~ =.~ oo~ ,~..~.= b..~ ~,... i__~~ ___j H This is not new. Tradition City Council the following members of the administra- z2 ..= .t.t .... .~ otho, t.. bo.~ ~ ....... 1 ~ ....1~ ally, the revenue for the cityoptions: tion who have had an equal 13 Ir*v~$trnrits ........ ,,d~tq~ oub$iOi ..... nd ..... t~l com~. .... ~o~ --I ~ opportunity to pitch in and ~4. cnsto~.. ,,o~,~ to t,. ~..~ ...... ~t ..... ==..d.. ~__..o.~___~ ~4 is at its lowest this time of 1 To cut back on spending I~. o~ ..... t, ~ ~ L_~nL_~_~ x~ year. In 1973 and 74, the and the number of services .solve the financial problems ~--~-~ ~-~,. fadng this city have not ~s. tOtAL assets (.... , ,o~o ~ ~,. ~) ......... - .... City had to borrow in order presently being provided by LIABILITIES 'Sch. ,torn Cot................. ~ to make it through the the City of Tuskegee That done so when a firm ~7. O.m..~ ~.~it. o~ ,.e,,a..,o. ~...b,~,, o~ co,=o,at~ns 7- ~7-~- _ _~_~_6_~ ~7 budget year. We were able recommendation was not business-like vote was need- ~s t rn...~.~,ng. ~.~o=t. o, m=v,O... ~o~..~hp. o.~ ~o,=~., ~ . .+c ~ s_o~,~ m accepted by the Council or ed It is the job and I'~ ~'~*it' o' u.it. stot. c.o,,. .... t , ~ A+.+C ,__~5OZ_~,. in 1975 to get by without [~o. o.~it, o, st=...~ ~o,,t,., subd,~,.~., ~ 3 A+.+c 2~. z~_~ ~o having to borrow, but only the public. As a matter-of- responsibility of the Mayor [ 21 D.posits o' fore 8n g ....... tso.o o~=..~t=~. ~ ~ .+.+c son, l~x at the expense of cutting the fact, instead of cutting back,to advise the Council on the ]zz o.,o~ o, .... ., b... ~ s+~ A+.+c I~ ~ quality of services and everybody wants more and financial status of this city, i~. c.~,~,.o ..~ o~.,,, ~o ~ ~ A I .~I .=.~.' I:~ slowly meeting the city's better services, and that has been done. But, i24. TOTALI)eI~OsIts( .... ,items 17thru23) _ ___=~==___ [ 16 1671 1~4 unlessL the Council is willing I .. to~, ~ .... ~ ~.~os~. ~ s A ~-_~_~ [ I fmandal obligations. Never- 2. The second option was b. t~.,~...~ .... ,~.~, , ~ e+c~_ . j~-~ ~ , ~ ~ theless, the city has been to increase taxes preferably to bite the bullet" ana i=~. ~.~.,*,,u.it0~.~h..~o~....t..su~.~......~..toto.~.~.. e 4 ~~s able to survive up to this through an occupatioualtax, agree to cutback or raise 126 oth.,.~it.,o, uo,,o~ ~o~ ...... I ."?~ I~s point And, again this beer tax. soda tax, etc taxes, there is very little I~, .o.m. *.~bd~,, t .o_.~. !~~ that the Mayor can do other I m. Ac~pt,.c. e,ecut~l by Or lot account of this honk ,rid outst~ndm= ~ ~s year 1976 the e/ty is not in Those recommendations /~. ~h., 0b.,.s . g ~ ,* ~ the best of financial were rejected For example, than try to administer as 13o TOTAL LIABIL;TiE$ (excludmgsubordtnatednotesonitdebentum$) l t e |7~S 130 condition. As much as we an occupational tax would best he can the budget j3x s. o io. on. ..... presented TO him. would like not to we may bring ~n approximately In conclusion, I must call a ] .. equity C~Fqtat. have to borrow in order to $600,000 per year. It would spade a spade if the City of I~ P.,...~.to~ o no*h .... ~.st..~,~, I~o~. 1 ~p.,~.,.., ~~ get through this 1976 also be a fair tax because it 133 co .... tOCk . No ~ ..... tho...~ j 2o,oo0 ] ] l I program year. would tax people based upon Tuskegee intends to stur- ] b..o .. ..... t.t.~,.. [ ~o,ooo / ~P., ~...) ~- ~P~ But, the reason why the what they were able to pay vive in the coming years. ~so 34 The Mayor and Coundl must I~. s~, ~ .... ~so ~ city is broke or not in the It would also tax those ]35. Undivided profit .... ~-.--~__~9~35 make some very hard ~)dl l~S ...~,,o, co.tm. ...... e =h., ~,pit=* m.~. ~__-_o.~ _~ ~6 best financial condition is l~ople who work and earn 37, tOtAL EQUITY CAPITAL ( .... l iteml 32 thnl 36) ~l ~ ~7 not due to carelesa, wasteful their money ~ Tuskegee decisions to either cutback /38. TOTALLIAEILITIEOANDE{~tJITYCAFqTAL($om~itsm$30.31;o~I37~ ..... ~_~~ spending and celebration as a~d live outside the city. on the kinds of services I " ' - MMORANDA .......... is alleged by political forces. With an occupational tax, which are being provided or 1.Av~roge for IS or 30 cstendo~ it0y$ ending with coil dlto: ........... Instead, our city, llke most cities such as Auburn and I ~~,, < .... ~o,~,t ..... s .bo~.> F-~v-k~-~ b cities, is facing a financial Opelika have been able to revenue Our administrative t ~ < .... .o.~ to~ ~o .~.) F- ~-~-_:'_-~ ~ challenge for the following solve their financial prob- and personnel systems must i it~~...ito~$ 3. Dlt,s 3b beWw) ~--~'K'~7-~] ~ reasons: lems and they no longer be strengtened in order for I ~ (~o,~.~o.e. to ,,~ ~4 ,~) . F'-:=:~I " the Mayor to demand I ,~~.~o..~ ..... ~obd .... ~5.bo~.~ ~___~,~____~ , A. The City of Tuskegae is have to rely upon their I ~ ~ ,t.m 26 .~o.) ~ . probably providing three (8) utilities for surpluses efficient performance from I ~ .... ,~d. o=a..d,o= ~_ "_~_____{ ~ times the amount and 3. The third alternative all city departments. I 3~'ime depo,itso, $I00.000 ....... _ _ I .^.L I quality of public services as was, since neither of the In the year to come I will j ~?~ o, $~oo.ooo .... }--'~'~-==.--~ 3' a normal eity of its size. other alternatives were certainly continue to de all b ~ho, t,~. ~.~.it,, ...... to o, ~oo.ooo o ..................... ~?~ -~ B. There is not enough accepted, to continue relying that I can to get federal ~IX~*~ ~UlS,, !t. S011tng, cs~hte~ ................... of w =~....~ bo.~ ~o.o~ I ~7,~, I ,.i ,~ ~,~ of ~o.~.,o. revenue coming in to upon surpluses from the assistance andrevenue ~: ,.,. =. =,... ,o t~. ~., o~ .. ~.o.~,,...~ ..,.~ ~ support the cost of municipal Utilities Board which has sharing. But ultimatel~r, the c~..--A..,e: .?. ; ...................... ~ .... ..... services. Especially with a been the policy of the last City of Tuskgee_is gomg to :ilJiii::ii:~:il;Jl/iiiiilJ/iiilJJl/iJ iilJlJilJiil/iiiiil/iiiiilJiiill /:: J~;.:;::~/::~.~ ........... I m.~o~ recent 8 per cont salary administration and this have to cut back or raise ...................................................................................................... . . . ........... ............. ..... increase to employees and administration. The City of taxes, or cont~ue to rely S...~ ............... C'~.L::~'..SJ ......................... ' .........CO=~.~....~.~..~..~...~ .............. .: an increase m benefit, Tuskegee has always de- upon the uti]/ty systems. ,.:==..= .~ s~ ~ ..~ .=*.~b~ ~.f.. Me ~ ....... ~ ........ ~.. of ............. ........ ~:.: combined with ever inereas pended upon its utility This is a serious cnauenga .o....~ o.~ =.a z ~.b..-~. ~t ~ ...t ;. o~., or d..~to~ .~ ,~. ~o~.. ing inflation system for surpluses in ,acing our city but I am ~, ~..~.~..~ ...... ~,: ............ : .......... ~9: ................................................ -No~. ~. .C. The City of Tuskegae order to support the confident we can overcome administrative structure is generation of government, it. I ask for your support and your vote on August 10th. (P& Pol. Adv by Ford Reelection Comm. Mrs.