The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on October 3, 1969 · 13
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia · 13

Atlanta, Georgia
Issue Date:
Friday, October 3, 1969
Start Free Trial

V;V'.W'A9WVW.VV''..W,V. r i r r f r . ? r r f f V- attle B rewing Over Position On Penal Board By GENE STEPHENS A south Georgia senator has sent "confidential" letters to his 55 State Senate colleagues asking them to vote against confirmation of the reappointment of fellow Jesup townsman Stetson Bennett Jr. to the State! Board of Corrections. Sen. Roscoe E. Dean Jr. fired off the letters and sources in the office of Gov. Lester Maddox confirmed that the appointment is shaping up as a real political battle. . Dean said he has submitted three names two Wayne County (Jesup) residents and one Appling County resident for consideration to replace Bennett on the five-man prison board. In his letter, he says: "Mr. Stetson Bennett, who is clerk of the Superior and City courts in Wayne County, has never informed me that he desires to be re-appointed nor has he ever asked me for my help in the matter. It has been reported to me, however, tjiat he is contacting or having someone else contact every member of the Senate asking that they overrule the request (that someone new be appointed to the Board of Corrections." The senator, who last year forced the resignation of a member of the State Board of Dental Examiners from his district, said in the letter: "I did not make this request because of anything personal, but because of the many Wayne County citizens and taxpayers who feel that serving as clerk of two courts and the other duties of his office is in itself a full time job without taking on any other resoonsibility. I share their feeling. Our county is number 50 in population in the state and there are a lot of court cases. "I believe you will agree that our present prison system is in need of improvement and upgrading. In order to get this done, it will require a lot of time and hard work on the part of every member who serves on the Board of Corrections along with a lot of other people. ': "For members of the board to do a proper job of upgrading and improving the system, it will require more .than just a meeting one day a month. It is my belief, as well as the many people who expressed themselves, that Mr. Bennett does 'not have the time to serve on the board and work hard at prison reform, and at the same time properly serve the people of ; Wayne County in two courts and perform the other duties of his office. He also has outside business interests which consume his time." Bennett, whose term expires No. 27, declined to comment. Dean, however, was reached in Jesup where he said while he could not comment on a letter "which I sent -in confidence to my fellow senators," he would say that he feels Bennett's serving as a court clerk and a Corrections Board member is a possible violation of the separation of powers. I He said the court clerk's position is in the judicial .function of the state and the Corrections Board post comes under the executive function. Stubborn Savannah Traffic SAVANNAH, Ga. UP) -Traffic was moving slowly Thursday as residents of a local subdivision made their way to work. Sitting in the middle of the street was a sickly-looking animal about the size of a horse. As it turned out, according to Chatham County police, it was a stubborn mule. The Humane Society was called, and with the help of a veterinarian the stubborn animal was removed. The veterinarian said that aside f r o m a small scratch on the animal's front kg, the mule was in good health for his age which is estimated at 35. The owner could not be found immediately. Queen Anne Marie, Son Doing Well ROME (UPI) Queen Anne Marie of Greece and her day-old son are in "perfect condition" after a ' restful night at a Rome clinic, her doctor, Prof. Basil Coutifaris, said Thursday. , The new prince, named Nico-laos, is' the third child of exiled King Constantine and Anne Marie who were married in 1964. Coutifaris described the boy as "rather blond." A source in the governor's office said Maddox is leaning toward reappointing Bennett who was first appointed to the board in March, 1965, by Gov. Carl Sanders but does not want to face a leigslative fight over the appointment. Under the Senate courtesy rule a senator would normally get his way on a strictly local appointment or a district appointment, but there is an argument as to whether the same courtesy is extended to a board that serves the whole state. The governor's aide charged that Dean has had a longtime political battle going with Bennett and this is just a continuation of it. In addition to his posts as Superior and City Courts clerk, Bennett has interests in the Bennett Pure Oil dealership in Jesup and in a Jesup concrete company. rJX ..'1 MY' f ' 1 J" 4f - a n ' fxxxxixx !. " t 'vi ' 's: fr:IX&XX:A : - XS XMiA'X xmmHtssmmV'sxl m fekLr tiX8mxA,JiA f I ... ... ' ....jssy i! Quake Cracks Building SANTA ROSA," Calif .Large chunks of brick were torn loose and the upper portion of the Miramar Hotel here was cracked during the strongest Northern California earthquake in 12 years. The auto below the building was wrecked by debris. The quake wrecked two houses, knocked out electrical power and broke gas and water mains as well as many windows in this city of 50,000. (Associated Press Wirephoto) THE ATLANTA CO.NSTITLTIO.V, Friday, Oct. 3, 1969 DOCTORS, DENTISTS SEE IT WORK I3-A Medical Hypnosis Seminar Opens By SAM HOPKINS Dr. William J. Bryan's audience went to sleep on him Thursday. That could be a pretty embarrassing thing for some speakers. Bu not for Bryan. It wasn't that he was dull, boring or unimaginative. He hypnotized them. The demonstration was part of a four-day seminar sponsored by the American Institute of Hypnosis. More than 70 physicians and dentists attended the opening meetings Thursday at the Hilton Inn. , Dr. Bryan, who is founder of the institute which has 12,000 doctor and dentists as members, said the seminars are held to stress the importance hypnosis can play in treating patients and to encourage more professional people to use it in their practice. He said 77 diseases can be helped by hypnosis. Some of the things it is used for, he said, in clude alcoholism, major surgery, asthma, smoking, dentist ry, drug addiction, suicide pre vention, setting broken bones, anxiety and depression, and helping students develop concen tration and memory. Dr. Garland H. Fross, a den tist from Gary, Ind., gave one demonstration to show how he prepares a patient for dental work. He placed the volunteer under deep hypnosis, then touched his right hand and told him it was pleasantly cold and numb. Then he instructed the man to place his hand against his cheek and that his jaw and inside of his mouth would become numb, thus transferring the feeling of numbness from his hand. Dr. Fross said at thalt point he could have worked on cavities in the man's teeth and he wouldn't have experienced any pain. Dr. Bryan emphasized that hypnosis "is not voodoo or something mysterious. It's a normal function we all experience" to some degree in everyday life. Many people are self-hypnotized, in effect, because of certain psychosomatic problems that often can be relieved by professional hypnotism. Bryam said hypnotism is a pleasurable and relaxing experience as well as restorative physically. He said he hypnotizes himself several times a day for five minutes and gets "tremendous restorative powers'which allow him to sleep only four hours a night. He emphasized that hypnosis isn't a panacea for all things and can't cure such illnesses as cancer or appendicitis. One of me instructors at the seminar is Dr. Emil V. Spillman of Marietta, a medical doctor who has been using hypnosis in his practice for a number of years. Paid Political Advertisement Paid Political Advertisement Paid Political Advertisement IlIllilMElIM illllElRlIOlIOIIfc ON ATLANTA'S BOARD OF ED'JCATlOn V! - was MEMBER AT LARGE w I v L mkmmm nhme . :: TO j-g m h A i r ' H S H a me' p - ' - " lO i i f i I Jr J,j ""I ) fmh Oi' j til m r ; ! ' J ; Z 4 12 vrr whijg; .':.''.'.''j"IJM hp i ! o Murricd. Harried. Always on tho run. IVouldn't it bo nice to have an Escape Machine? a Yim 1!? I A nice place to be, the big-car world of Oldsmobile. Roomy. Relaxing. Very, very elegant. Turn the key on this Delta 88 Royale and a Rocket 455 V-8 comes on strong in the performance department. And stays strong-delivers smoother, longer lasting V-8 performance-thanks to a new Oldsmobile exclusive: Positive Valve Rotators. What do they do for you? They rotate the valves constantly providing better valve seating and perfect sealing for longer, more efficient engine operation. Also standard on Royale: vinyl top, fender louvers, pinstriping. But there are a number of nice things you can't even see on a Delta 88. Like a radio antenna concealed in the windshield-nothing to mar those sleek lines. And body sideguard beams-extra protection built into the doors. You can even order a washerwiper control conveniently built into the gear selector lever. Oldsmobile: Escape from the ordinary, gois fiCus if I .: WMfmSS& . .. ?x - - . fillip iair wwMa Protects you with energy-absorbing padded Instrument panel, sideguard beams, bias-ply glass-belted tires, side marker lights, four-way hazard warning flasher, anti-theft steering column. Pampers you with luxurious interior trims, rotary glove box latch, easy-to-read instruments. Pleases you with Oldsmobile's famous quiet ride, responsive power, and contemporary styling. 1 MMOFMCIUINCI . , i I. . uS '.. 'Zr.

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 22,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Atlanta Constitution
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free