Fitchburg Sentinel from Fitchburg, Massachusetts on October 15, 1969 · Page 18
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Fitchburg Sentinel from Fitchburg, Massachusetts · Page 18

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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Wednesday, October 15, 1969
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18--Fitchburg Sentinel, Wednesday, October 15, 1969 WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senile has p«ised overwhelmingly a two-year $4.78 billion extension of the antipoverty program but left unsettled the status of the controversial Legal Services aid. In a sharp defeat for the program's backers, the Senate voted 45-40 Tuesday to add a rider to the bill giving governors the absolute right to veto any Legal Services projects. But then, after the rider's sponsor, R e p u b l i c a n Sen. George Murphy had left the chamber to go to California, the bill's managers came up with ' ' ' would allow to override Helping Hand Trowel In hand, Mrs. George Herman Ruth, widow of baseball's Immortal Babe Ruth, placet a brick at a wall being constructed at the Baltimore row bouse where the Babe was born. The house is in the process of being renovated as a memorial to the late slugger. -- (AP Wlrephoto) Birthplace Of Stars -- 44th Birthday Noted By 'Grand Old Opry' NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -The Grand Ole Opry, which provided Johnny Cash, Roy Acuff, Eddy Arnold and a lot of others with their springboard to fame, Js celebrating its 44th birthday this week. In town to pay homage are something like 6,000 believers from around the world. It's not for nothing "that they call the venerable WSM radio show "the mother church of country music." "Actually, the Grand Ole Opry --that's country talk for "grand old opera"--won't be 44 until more than a month from now. But they're having the birthday doings in October because a lot of the top names have heavy bookings when the busy season starts in November. The celebration is part disc jockey convention and part coifntry music festival. The Opry started Nov. 28, 1925, with a cast of two--announcer George Dewey Hay, who liked to be called "The Solemn Old Judge;" and Uncle Jimmy Thompson, an 80-year- old fiddler. Although the Opry's acceptance grew beyond expectation, there was no birthday fanfare until 1952. It was then that the . first invitations were sent out to disc jockeys to attend and the celebration was born. Only about 100 showed up in 1952. This year, WSM had to impose a limit of 6,000 registered delegates. The Opry has done some Ashby Grange Plans Auction I growing of its own. There are 57 acts these days, accompanied by more than 200 sidemen. i And the Opry hasn't missed a ' broadcast in 50,000-watt WSM | since the show was started. ! The old tabernacle which houses the Opry is a few blocks away from the bustling line of offices known as "Music Row." which help make this "Music Citv U.S.A." in the country music world. i On Music Row there are 40 re- i cording studios ranging from jthe ultramodern facilities of · RCA Victor, Columbia and Dec! ca to back rooms where aspir- ! ing singers cut demonstration '. records, plus scores of publish] ing houses and offices of booking agencies. The Opry Celebration officially begins Thursday. Licensing agencies, recording companies and publishing houses hold their own conventions in conjunction with the Opry celebration and the first of these side shows opened Tuesday night. A highlight of the week-long celebration comes tonight when the Country Music Association presents its own annual awards before a national television audience. The ceremonies, with Tennessee Ernie Ford in charge, will originate from the Opry House. Vying for the top awards are two Arkansas natives--Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell. The two country music stars, who have their own network TV shows, have been nominated for male vocalist of the year, enter tainer of the year, single record of the year and album of the year. Senate OK's Anfipoverf y Program -Leaves Legal Aid Plan Unsettled ASHBY-- Citations will again be presented leaders of veterans' and civic organizations, public officials and veteran agents, who participate in a i program of sending Christmas, and-or gift packages to servicemen In Vietnam, the office of the commissioner of veterans' service, Charles N. Collates, announces. Because of the time and the difficulties involved in mailing gifts, etc. to Vietnam, this program must be initiated at v once. Names of persons who are deserving of receiving a citation and the details as to bow each citation should be inscribed should be sent to the commissioner. Troop 159 Cadette Troop 159 spent a weekend camping out at Green Eyrie with Mrs. Waldemar Tiilikkala, Mrs. Raymond Langille and Mrs. Cal Brittell in charge. Girls who participated were Judith Brittell, Nicole Dufour, Crystal Bills, Sandra Langille, Linda Leblanc, Beth Ann Lundberg, Kathy Okerman and Betty Ann Tillikkaia. The girls worked on various phases of the camp craft badge and the challenge of emergency preparedness. For the former badge they learned while doing: fire, compass and following a trail. The next meeting will be held Thursday night at 7 at the home of Mrs. Tiilikkala on County Hoad. All cadette girls are welcome to attend especially girls who cannot make the daytime meetings at school. On the upcoming agenda is a hike up Mt. Watatic on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and a Halloween party at the Brittell home on Thursday, Oct. 30. The conducting of a Brownie troop meeting is scheduled for November. ·'-'. Selectmen The selectmen have issued bgilding permits to Norma Racine for a new house of Wheeler Road; to Roland J. Shank for an addition to a house on Ashby State Road; .to-Edwin W. Carlson, County Road, for a building; and to Desire Cormier of Leominster for a camp on Foster Road. Drawn for jury duty for special sessions were Marston Page to report to Cambridge on November 12, 1969 and to Harry I. Helander to report to Lowell, also on Nov. 12. The weekly warrant for $2,882.20 war approved. SBHS Team Wins Debates St. Bernard's High School de baters won their first debates of the season held at St. Steph en's High School, Worcester Seven schools took part in the two · round debate. St. Ber nard's participated on the in termediate and varsity levels and finished with a school rec ord of six wins' and two losses' Intermediate debaters, Cyn thia Gafine and John Siciliano for the affirmative, and Jane Landry and Donna Godin for the negative, completed the rounds with four wins and no losses. Janet and John were also rated as best speakers in their debates. Varsity debaters, Gail Bras sard, JoAnne Redding, Wayne Berndt and Helen Rosen had a record of two wins and two losses. Wayne and JoAnne also had the distinction of being judged as the best speakers on their levels. Bemardian victories were achieved over Holy Name Notre Dame, St. Mary's of Wor cester and St. Stephen's. Nov ice debaters at St. Bernard'! are now preparing for their irst encounters in the Worces er Diocesan Forensic League next month. Use your Master Charge Card to help buy your next Auto at John Fitch Auto Sales John Fitch Hwy. Fitchburg master charge THE INTERBANK CARD language which President Nixon such vetoes. Several senators contended Murphy's amendment was being emasculated in his absence. The managers answered that Murphy should not have left the chamber before work on the legislation was completed, but they pledged they would drop the new language in Senate-House conference Q Murphy objected. The Legal Services lawyers, target of Murphy's amendment, have stepped on the toes of state and local officials in a number of states by filing lawsuits questioning various governmental practices. Gov. Ronald Reagan In California has criticized their work In behalf of striking grape pick- out knowing what Its exact funding will be. The Senate bill authorises slightly over $2 billion for the present year, exactly what Nixon asked. The total is $100 million more than was spent last year. Man Charged In Try Af Poisoning Wifness BOSTON ( A P ) -- Donald ers, among others. i***.. -- · Under present law governors The bill also authorizes $2.73 j McKenzie, 45, of Sylmar, Calif., can veto most antipoverty pro-i billion for fiscal 1971, consider-1 has been indicted in connection grams in their states, but the I ably more than the administra- w in, w n a t the office of Dist. ~ ~ ' Atty. Garret H. Byrne said was government Office of Economic Opportunity director can override the vetoes. The bill to continue the OEO| the tlon has Indicated it wants CRIME RATE a plan to poison a witness. Senate 73-3 and was sent to the House. Democrats and Republicans on the House Education and Labor Committee have been squabbling over OEO extension for months. There was no estimate on when the committee might act. SALISBURY. Rhodesia (AP, u , _ Rhodesia's low crime rate| vUle O ff er ed $10000 to cooks at "gives the lie to^the incrediblejSuffolk County Jail to put lye in accusation that his country is a threat to world peace," said Justice, Law and Order minister Desmond Lardner-Burke. Claiming Rhodesia was the only country where the crime rate was dropping, he said the num OEO already has gone | her of prisoners decreased from through more than a quarter of I more than 14,000 in 1964 to 9,000 the current financial year with-!at the beginning of May. the specially prepared food of John N. Michaelson, 31, a prisoner. Michaelson, formerly of Revere, is serving a 10-16 year sentence for bank robbery. Byrne s office said Michaelson was transferred to Suffolk County U U H M C l I t-U LU u m i u « " .· . -- ~ Jail and testified before federal I bery of banks. and Sulfolk County grand juries. McKenile and 19 other men were indicted In connection with 13 bank robberies after Michaelson testified. McKenzie was indicted Tuesday on a charge of violating a recently passed statute banning interference with persons f u r - nishing i n f o r m a t i crimes. The indictment Wednesday was handed up to Judge Reuben L. Lurie in Suffolk Superior Court. 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