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The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee · Page 18

Nashville, Tennessee
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Monday, May 12, 1975
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18 THE TENNESSEAN, Mondoy, May 12, 197S I A Mayor's Rac May Confuse City Politicians By WAYNE WHITT i c J '.V . !' f u Rep. Richard Fulton's announcement as a candidate for mayor of Nashville apparently will preclude two potential candidates from getting in the race but had no immediate effect on the s" - , " l t i ,l I r.-t- fe" - '-v yesterday. Joe Torrence. Metro fi- P nance director, and Tom f bhriver, Davidson County it district attorney general, have both said that they' p would not make the mayor s race if Fulton became a candidate. SHRIVER HAS expressed an interest in running for Congress if this district's seat should become open. Torrence has said he is interested in retaining his post as finance director under the next administration. Earl Hawkins, Criminal Court clerk, said yesterday Fulton's candidacy "will have no effect whatsover on me and my plans. I have been running for sometime. I am still running today. I expect to make a formal announcement sometime before June 1." "'I i 1 If L " : - 4 A Reporter Goes to Church Fisk Seniors o Help Hopeless rged ".II -.'AV.. 'Nat'1" f 1 f i, ' 51 V .v Challenges Predicted, Awaited $tf photoi kjr Frank Emptoii The Rev. James N. Mitchell, dean of the Fisk University Chapel, speaks to graduating seniors at baccalaureate Glenn Ferguson, Metro services. At Mitchell's left is Fisk Dean E. Oscar Woolfolk. trustee, said Fulton's entry into the Aug. 7 race "comes as no surprise. I had expected it all the time and I have been making my plans with that in mind. I have been considering running for both mayor and for Congress and I will make a formal announcement of my intentions soon.". District Court Clerk Resigning FULTON, WHO an- nounced his candidacy on Saturday, said he made the decision "after several weeks of prayerful consideration. "The challenge for leadership in all American cities today is great. It is particularly true in our own city of Nashville." Fulton, who has been a member of the State Senate and a congressman from the 5th District since 1963, added: "I believe as mayor I can offer more direct service to the community. That is my principal reason for reaching this decision." HE ALSO said that his decision will allow him to make Nashville his full-time place of residence, "while my duties in Congress have made it necessary to maintain two homes and to engage in almost constant weekly travel." Fulton made his announcement here, and leaves today for Washington. Other names which have been mentioned as possible candidates include Metro Sheriff Fate Thomas and Vice Mayor David Scobey. The Rev. James Price and Jesse D. McDonald have already qualified with the county registrar at large, but are not expected to be serious candidates. The deadline for filing is June 28. Wheel Tax Meet Set in Sumner GALLATIN - The Sumner County Quarterly Court will meet at 7 p.m. today at the General Sessions courtroom to consider a private act on a county wheel tax law and will also receive budget requests from various departments. County Court Clerk James England, who said the meeting will be conducted by County Judge Bethel Brown, said that budget requests will be received as follows: O Agricultural Extension Service, $26,974. Sumner County Soil Conservation, $6,000. 9 Tennessee Division of Forestry, $2,000. 0 Tennessee Vocational Training Center, $10,265. 0 Society for Aid to the Disabled, $10,000. Portland Rescue Squad $3,500. O White House Civil Defense, $1,000. Brandon Lewis, U.S. District Court clerk for the past 11 years, is retiring and will be succeeded by the present chief deputy clerk, Frank E. Williams. Lewis, a native of Dover, Tenn., was appointed to the clerkship in 1964. AFTER graduating from Cumberland University Law School in 1931, he practiced law and served as clerk and master in Stewart County until he came to the clerk's office in 1940 as deputy clerk. Shortly thereafter, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney for about two years and then as law clerk to the late Judge Elmer Davies. In 1957, he joined the legal department of the Corps of Engineeers and then served as law clerk to the former Chief Judge William E. Miller, who now sits on the Circuit Court. Williams, a native of Nashville, came to the clerk's office in 1955. U.S. Dist. Court judges Frank Gray Jr. and L. Clure Morton expressed their appreciation yesterday to Lewis for his many years of service. : .71 Brandon Lewis Native of Dover SAID GRAY: "During the 11 years he has been clerk, he has done an outstanding job. He has handled an in creasing number of duties due to the multiplying case load and the increasing amount of work in jury se lections. Morton said, "He has rea dered long and faithful ser vice and we will certainly miss him Magazine Covers Southern Themes Southern Exposure, a magazine focusing on the South, its culture, people and problems, was formed with the idea of looking at the region "both positively and critically," a staff member said yesterday. Published quarterly by the Institute for Southern Studies in Atlanta, each issue is devoted to a particular theme, according to staffer Grace Paine. PAST ISSUES have dealt with the Southern media, music arid workers. Plans for future issues include a close look at Southern black writers, photography, women and religion. . Ms. Paine said the journal has a two-fold goal: to provide interesting reading and serve as a research tool for those formulating a strategy for change in the South. 2 Women Killed In Trailer Fire CLINTON, Tenn. (AP)-Two women died early yesterday in a trailer fire that apparently was caused by smoking in bed, the Anderson County Sheriff's Department said. They were identified by the department as Mary Howard and Patricia Bailey, whose ages were unavailable. "THE SOUTH has had its share of problems, but we want to identify those and look at them both positively and critically," she said. "There is much in the Southern culture that can be expanded and refined. There is a uniqueness in this region and Southerners need to be aware of it and know what is going on." Although the publication places an emphasis on personal interviews, such as recent ones with country music entertainer Minnie Pearl and Robert Coles, a Southern writer and psychiatrist, it also examines the region from an historical perspective. THE ISSUE devoted to Southern workers included articles on the effort to organize sharecroppers, past workers' struggles in the coal mining battles of East Tennessee and the 1936 United Auto Workers strike in Atlanta. The one on music featured stories tracing country music and the Grand Ole Opry to their origins and examines the current country music scene and its offshoots of rock music. Southern Exposures' issue on Southern land includes an article by Willian Spier, a former chairman of the Ozark Folklore Association, which tells of bygone days of small farms in the South and their owners' struggles to "live off the land." The journal's most recent issue is devoted to the Southern media with articles on the early black press, the freedom of high school journalists and "Who Owns the Media," a story about the growth of the industry and chain newspapers and television stations. Another feature of the journal is a section devoted to short reviews of all new books and doctoral dissertations on the South. Ms. Paine said the journal has a circulation of 5,000 and is available by subscription or at local bookstores. At right, graduating seniors look over the program during the services. By W.A. REED Tf nuriuag Rfllgloa Ntwi Editor The 286 members of the graduating class of Fisk University were asked yesterday to carry love, knowledge and a program to "communities where there is an absence of hope and despair about the future." Speaking to the graduating students on the sun-speckled campus grove of the university was Dr. Lawrence N. Jones, dean of the Union Theological Seminary, , New York, N.Y. Dr. Jones was dean of the Fisk Memorial Chapel ten years ago. "YOU MUST decide for whom or for what you care and what skills you have beyond the rhetoric of the revolution," Jones said. Recalling the traditions of Fisk University that he learned while here, Jones said: "I call to mind how much love and devotion has always gone into the development of this university and I recall that your motto has always been, 'Her sons and daughters are always on the altar.'" HE WARNED the students that they leave their place of learning in a time of skepticism and a time of fluctuating morality. "Beyond this skepticism and the serious difficulties of these days there must be another outlook your insight into the hopes, aspirations, longings and loneliness of others," said Jones. The dean said the graduating seniors must expend themselves to their neighbors, discern what is true and rightful knowledge and grow in love. 'LIKE THE legendary Good Samari tan, you must care what happens to others and it will be then that truth will come out of your legacy of serious and purposeful relationships with other human beings, "Jones said. Presiding at the baccalaureate service was the Rev. James N. Mitchell, dean of the Fisk Chapel. The Fisk University Choir sang the anthem, Sanctus and Hosanna to the Prince of Light, an anthem composed by John W. Work, III. Robert K. Mauch directed of the university choir. Dr. Roy Wilkins, executive director of the NAACP, will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at 10 a.m. today at'the university's 101st commencement exercises. RETIRING professors receiving awards are Mrs. Mabel R, Love, associate professor of physical educatiion; Dr. Theodore A. Love, associate dean , and registrar, and Dr. S. Oliver Roberts, professor and chairman of the Department of Psychology. Awards for 25 years of service will be given to: Dr. Nelson Fuson, professor of physics. Mrs. Anne Gamble Kennedy, associate professor of music. Mrs. Elizabeth Scales, an employe of the Fisk University post office. Herbert Thompson, athletic director and chairman of the Physical Education Department. Dr. Rutherford H. 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