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telethon. Telethon Starts Tonight With Host of Celebrities B.v WAYNE WHITT Bobby Golitsboro, Lynn Anderson, Burt Reynolds, Adrieruie Barbeau, Buford Pusser and a host of other personalities will kick off the 10th annual Celebrity Parade of Stars for United Cerebral Palsy at 10:30 p.m. today. The show will run until 6 p.m. tomorrow and will be telecast in its entirety over WSM-TV, WSM-TV, WSM-TV, originating from Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. "TlfERE IS NO charge for admission to the auditorium." said Jack Stapp, chairman of the board for United Cerebral Palsy of Tennessee. "We want everyone to come down to the auditorium and see and greet all these stars." The first out-of-town out-of-town out-of-town out-of-town out-of-town celebrities to arrive were Jack Sheldon, a regular on the Merv Griffin Show as well as "The Girl With Something Extra" show, and Tommy Nobis, all-star all-star all-star linebacker with the Atlanta Falcons football I I Because food prices have increased and there is a feeling there may be a short supply of some items, probably more people than at any time since WWII will have a desire to grow a vegetable garden. r-n r-n r-n w fA SAFLEY degree of success. Others will be less than satisfied with their efforts. One rule of thumb, which might save money and work, is the fact that vegetables require almost total sunlight. Where morning morning sunlight is lacking until well up in the day, success for most crops is jeopardized, especially later in the year. With this in mind, each individual can decide for himself himself whether he has desirable space and which vegetables might be produced. It is now time to watch for that period, which may not be for more than 24 hours, when the soil can be worked. Don't make the mistake of "plowing" the soil when it is wet. When one can dig up a handful of soil, squeeze it lightly and it will crumble, it may be safely plowed. When it forms a ball of sticky mud, leave it alone. Let's assume the soil is workablt. It is now time, or as soon as soil conditions permit, to plant early potatoes, English peas, lettuce, radishes, mustard and other such frost-resistant frost-resistant frost-resistant crops. Don't rush into planting planting or setting plants that are frost susceptible. susceptible. Remember it is early March and we had killing frost in 1973 as late as early May. If the area to be cultivated Is large enough to justify the use of modern type garden equipment such as soil tillers, items of this type may be purchased on Master Charge at Commerce Union Bank, along with lawnmowers and other needed lawn equipment. Provided as public service by COMMERCE team. Both arrived here yesterday. The other stars will be arriving from all parts of the country throughout today. STAHP, WHO has been Instrumental in each of the telethons, is known as "Mr. Telethon" to the cerebral palsy staff. The president of Tree International, Stapp works in the background and is seldom seen out front. Before the first telethon, UCP maintained a day care center in a rented house. Today it has its own center, the Cecil Sims Day Care Center, on 22nd Avenue. North, and provides other services for palsied persons throughout the state. "The progress we have made is most gratifying," said Stapp. "And we owe everything to the generosity cf the people who have supported supported our telethon each year now for a decade." STAPP SAID UCP never sets a goal. "Whatever is raised will be spent here and For this reason, this column will be devoted weekly to basic and fundamental fundamental facts relating to growing vegetables as well as flowers, grass, shrubs and trees. In the area of vegetable prod ut-tion, ut-tion, ut-tion, some will prob ably meet with a high UNION BANK nationally, with 75 of the money remaining in this state and the other 25 going to the national organization for research and training workers," Stapp added. Today, , members of the Metro Fire Department will man roadblocks at key intersections intersections to solicit donations to cerebral palsy. Last year the firemen raised better than C12.000 in roadblocks. Nobis is one of several top Fports personalities who will appear on the telethon, according according to Glenn Ferguson, chairman for athletes. Others include: Ed (Too Tall) Jones, Tennessee State University star football player who was pro football's No. 1 draft pick this year and who recently signed a contract to play with the Dallas Cowboys. (Jefferson Street) Joe Gilliam, former TSU player now a quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bob Asher, former Van-derbilt Van-derbilt Van-derbilt star who now plays with the Chicago Bears. Claude Humphrey, TSU graduate and all-pro all-pro all-pro defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons. Goldsboro. who has his own television show, has appeared on several previous telethons, Lut this year he is serving as Middle Tennessee chairman chairman for the 10th anniversary show. Miss Anderson, a former Middle Tennessee .chairman, is honorary state telethon chairman. Buddy Killen, Tree executive, and Mrs. Killen are general chairmen for fund raising for UCP, while diet Atkins, music executive, and Mrs. Atkins are general state chairmen. REYNOLDS IS making a movie in this area now, and is taking time out to star on the telethon. A lV4-hour lV4-hour lV4-hour television special which Reynolds hosts has been rescheduled on WSM-TV WSM-TV WSM-TV from tonight to 10:30 p.m. tomorrow. Pusser, former McNairy County, Term., sheriff who has become a legend, is the subject of the movie "Walking Tall" that is playing to packed theaters across the country. Miss Barbeau is a costar of the television series "Maude," playing Maude's daughter. Other personalities who will appear include: Bob Luman, country recording artist. Ray Stevens, television and recording star. Ronnie Prophet, nightclub and recording star. Danny Davis and the Nashville Nashville Brass. Rufus Thomas, the "Funky Chicken" man who will appear appear along with the rhythm and blues group known as the Jacksonians. Ferjin Husky, recording star. Selling of Dope NEW YORK (UPI)-Eleven (UPI)-Eleven (UPI)-Eleven present and former city narcotics narcotics policemen were indicted indicted yesterday on charges of selling narcotics and dividing among themselves $380,000 seized during arrests of large-scale large-scale large-scale narcotics dealers. The 11, all members of the elite special investigaion unit of the New York City police, and four others persons were charged in five separate indictments. indictments. THE D E F E N DANTS include include two lieutenants, two sergeants sergeants and seven defectives. They are charged with crimes The child had 33 hours. MEANWHILE, the $2 million food giveaway continued continued in California in an attempt to win freedom for Patricia Hearst, and arraignment was postponed for two weeks for a couple charged in the kidnaping of Atlanta newspaper editor Reg Murphy. Alexander M. Haig Jr., the White House chief of staff, said Nixon talked with Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe on Thursday and yesterday to "convey his concern about the increased incidence of kidnaping." kidnaping." Haig said Nixon urged Saxbe to press Congress to pass year-old year-old year-old legislation that would reinstitute the death penalty in hijacking and terrorism cases and in kid-napings kid-napings kid-napings in which the victim is killed. He said Nixon also ordered Saxbe to study "whatever additional measures the federal government might take to deal with this problem of kidnaping." "THE ONLY practical way White House Grid Stadium Bonds Voted By ROBERT KOLLAR Ttnnusun Statt Correspondent WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. -The -The White House mayor and Board of Aldermen have authorized issuance of up to $300,000 in general obligation bonds for construction of a new municipal football stadium stadium and other city recreational recreational projects. Mayor Billy S. Hobbs said yesterday the board, in a regular meeting Thursday, set March 28 for the opening of bids on the initial excavation work. HE SAID THE city is in the process of acquiring 87.3 acres at the junction of 1-65 1-65 1-65 and Highway 76, where the stadium will be built. Ultimately there will be a $1 million complex on the location that will include the stadium; a new city hall patterned patterned after the White House in Washington; a nine-hole nine-hole nine-hole golf course, baseball fields, and swimming facilities. "We are very proud of this new stadium and it is something that will benefit the entire community," Hobbs said. . HE SAID IT will have a seating capacity of 3,400; wil! use the latest lighting techniques, techniques, and will include a six-lane six-lane six-lane track around the football field. The mayor said he hopes to have it ready for use when school opens this fall. The 30-year 30-year 30-year bonds, to be backed b.v the city's credit, will be sold in June. Part of the proceeds from the bonds will be used to purchase the land for the new complex and for the other recreational projects the city plans in the future, Hobbs said. Laid to Officers committed in the course of in-' in-' in-' vestigations of large-scale large-scale large-scale narcotics dealers conducted from December 1969 through the fall of 1970. The indictments charged that the detectives who had seized the drugs from defendants defendants they had arrested, later sold the heroin and cocaine. The indictments also charged the policemen with the theft of cash totaling $380,000 which the detectives are accused of dividing among themselves instead instead of turning over to the Police Department.