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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 THE FLOR,4LA NEWS - THURSDAY, JAN UAIW 8, "Farming Frontiers '76" I "Farming Frontiers '76", a film program devoted to the business of farming, will be presented Tuesday, January 13, at Florala National Guard Ar- mory beginning at 7:00 p.m., it was announced today by Hooten Equipment Company, the John Deere dealer in this area. The program includes "Fur- row-on-Film" subjects which show the latest developments in farm management. These films )rovide ~uidance that could af- fect your plans today and in the years to come. Also included will be motion pictures showing new John Deere Combine Plat- forms, Planters, Powr-Till Seeders, and other farm equip- ment being introduced for 1976. Two John Deere Charcoal Kettle Grills will be given away as door prizes, according to dealer, Ralph Hooten. He also states that refreshments will be served. S Open For Sale Of Ceramic Greenware And Glazes Highway 85 by the Forest Service Tower Laurel Hill, Florida 32567 News Of Interest I Cont. From Front I was possibly using the bathroom in someone elses yard, which is annoying, but certainly not reason to shoot a dog. I am sure just a telephone call to Tom advising him of the dog having strayed, and he would have been more than happy to have retrieve him, rather than lost him. Does Your Florala News Still Stink ?? Now, I am not talking to you folk who are cronic complainers. I am talking to our good The Florala News scribers, who, in recent weeks, have, in an awkward sort of way, literally told me that their paper did, indeed, stink. I was at the beauty shop the other day and Peggy and Ruth Hinson wanted to know what it was about The Florala News that made it stink so badly. Peggy said Ruth went into one of the bedrooms the other morning which had been closed up during the night and came out wanting to know what was in there that smelled so badly? Peggy said she told her "Why, it is The Flo- rala News. I don't know what makes it smell so." Well, my feelings would have been down right crushed if we had not already received similar complaints. One lady in DeFuniak Springs called up and told the girls down there just to cancel her subscription that as much as she enjoyed receiving The Herlad-Breeze, she was going to have to cancel her subscription. Every time she got the paper, she broke out in Income Tax Florala, AI. MOODY DRUG COMPANY QUESTION: Why does my prescription come with those hard to get off caps? They aggrevate me--they are so hard to remove. ANSWER: Federal law made it mandatory for your pharmacist to dispense practically all drugs in child resistant containers. The reason for the law, is of course, to protect child- ren from accidental pois- oning by ingesting danger- ous drugs they might pick up around the house. No doubt many children live " today who would be dead if this were not being done. So read the directions and it comes off pretty easily. For arthritics or per- sons who find it painful to remove safety caps provis- ions are made in the law for them to sign a request for a prescription to be dispensed in regular cont- ainers and the Pharmacist may do so. From MOODY DRUGS-- Prescriptions 'N Things. OPEN FRIDAY, ,JANUARY 8:30 A.M. SIZES FROM 5 TO 42 IN DRESSES, PANT SUITS AND CO-ORDINATES NAME BRAND MERCHANDISE lrlotaleL, ttlLbamt Deducho" n Increased Ever have to hunt for a mis- placed wallet or purse just be- lore leaving the house? It has to be one of life's most frus- trating experiences. Similar- ly, the last minute search for records needed to fill out tax forms can be just as frustrat- ing - particularly when the search begins on the evening of April 15th. For example, a taxpayer who hasn't had the time to gather together records of all charitable contributions or medical expenses could be overlooking items, making er- rors in haste, and short-chang- ing himself or herself at tax time. That's why the Internal Re- venue Service urges taxpayers to gather their tax records now, so they will be ready to fill out their returns when their tax package arrives in the mail around the first of the year and have all substantiating records on hand. Of course, there's al- ways been an added advantage to getting an early start on tax- es. Persons who file their re- turns in January can expect theii" refunds in four to five weeks, while taxpayers who file later can experience refund waits of as long as eight weeks. Getting an early start makes good sense whether a taxpayer files the Form 1040 or the short Form 1040A. With respect to the choice of forms, this year the IRS will send Form 1040A packages to some 15 million Americans who filed on Form 1040 last year be- cause these taxpayers could have used the short form. The new law increases the maximum standard deduction to 16 percent of gross income; up to a maximum of $2,600 fortax- payers filing a joint return ($1,300 for married persons fil- ing separately) and to $2,300 for single persons. So it just may pay to claim the standard deduction on Form 1040A. But how can a taxpayer be sure? Round up all records -- receipted doctor and hospital bills, cancelled checks for cha- ritable contributions and for other deductible expenses -- to verify that all deductions have been accounted for. Then com- pare the sum of all the deduc- tions with the standard deduc- tion to see which way results in the lower tax. Another change is the addition of a 5 per cent credit for the pur- chase of certain new residenc- es. To qualify for the credit, which can go the $2,000, the taxpayer must meet a number of conditions including filing with the tax return certification by the seller that the purchase price is the lowest price at which the residence was of- fered for sale since February 28, 1975. Because it could take several weeks or even longer to obtain such certifica- tion, the taxpayer who requires certification and does not have it should take steps now to get it. Taxpayers who sold their home and used the proceeds to purchase another residence may benefit from another fea- ture of the new law. In the past, homeowners could post- pone paying tax on any profit from the sale of their homes if they bought a new one with- in a year costing at least as much as they sold the old one for. The new feature extends the time limit by six months. MATHEWS APPOINTEI) TO POSITION OF CITY ATTORNEY Mayor Maynard Jackson re- cently announced that he has appointed assistant City Attor- ney Ferrin Y. Mathews to the position of City Attorney for the time remaining in current City Attorney Henry Bowden'sterm. Mr. Bowden has announced his plans to retire, but a firm date has not yet been fixed by Mr. Bowden Mr. Mathews is a graduate of the Lamar School of Law, of Emery University and mem- ber of the State Bar of Geor- gia, The American Bar Asso- ciation and the Atlanta Bar Association. In addition to his work for the City, Mr. Mathews also maintains a general prac- tice of law and is an Arbitra- tor with the American Arbitra- tion Association. "Ferrin Mathews is widely regarded as one of Georgia's most outstanding municipal at- torneys," Mayor Jl¢lmoo said. "He is a prodigious worker and a keen legal scholar. He has been a great asset to the City of Atlanta and I am confident that he will continue his high caliber of service in many fu- ture years with the City," the Mayor concluded. In announcing the appoint- ment, Mayor Jackson said that he has asked Mr. Matbews to develop plans for tJae gradual conversion of the law depart- ment to a full-time department. As a first step in this direc- tion, offers of employment, fol- lowing extensive screening, have been made to four Atlanta lawyers who have expressed their willingness to make a five-year commitment to the the first full-time as- sistant City Attorneys in At- lanta's known history. Mr. Mathews was born July 10, 1924, in Florala, Alabama, where he attended public schools. He is now residing at 1354 Riverside Road, Fulton County, Georgia. a mad rash. She was allergic to the ink or something about the paper. At least nobody here has reported breaking out in a mad rash! Now that is what you call high Powered News. So, instead of crying, I laughed when Peggy and Ruth made their formal complaint. And, girls, 1 hope the paper is smelling a little better these days. Our printer, Tom Thompson, says that the smell was the blanket wash, a solution which is used for cleaning ink off the printing portion of the presses. His wife complained about his aroma everyday he printed the papers. We have changed blanket wash and plan to change ink as soon as this 55 gallon barrel is gone. Of course, all these chemicals we use in developing film, halftones and plates smell terrible. We get used to it and don't notice it so much, but, customers coming in on Wednesday notice and they are forever complaining about that stinking newspaper office. Customers who come in and stay any length of time say they can get in the car with someone who hasn't been in and they say -- 1 can tell where you've been. I have thought about sprinkling a little Channel #5 into the ink barrel prior to the printing of the paper on Wednesday, but that would get expensive. I can hardly afford to keep that stuff for myself. Jim Lambert of the Andalusia Star - News. I can't afford the long distance call to give 'em hell. do it here and now. Hell*--Wallace! Don't you know hard and all us newspaper folk desperately need a little of the pie as we continue the fight for "liberty all" in this Bicentennial year?? And where is Senator Crum Foshee and Representative] Jackson? According to some info we receive, nowledges only one newspaper in Covington County, as by their ugly faces in the Opp News nearly every week. Well, boys, South Covington County carries a lot they read The Florala News . .. Florala is still waiti~ more than $30,000 improvement promised for Lake State Park. We hope you don't have to wait as long votes as we have waited for our small piece of the pie., may wind up short ..... The Tide Did Roll The question being tossed about the nation has been answered. Sugar didn't turn sour for the Alabama Crimson Tide in their 17th straight bowl bid and 29th in its history. Both figures are national records. Now that is a record to be proud of, just get- ting invited to that many bowl games---win, lose or draw. It has been eight long years since 'Bama won a bowl game. Alabama may not be a team to use the passing attack--but the strong arm of Richard Todd made the difference in the 'Bama -Penn State Sugar Bowl classic. His fine effort didn't go un- noticed, either. He was named Most Valuable Player. But he still hasn't made the folk in Alabama forget Joe Namath-- especially the women. Joe is not all that good looking but there is something about him. It is certainly not his posture. It must be his bedroom eyes .... George Wallace Ain't Quite The Politician He's Cracked Up To Be Sure enough, he ain't. Cause if he was, then those paid Proc- lamations by the Governor were being passed out, all three papers in Covington County would get their fair share, rather than just publishing a few in The Opp News as has been done this year. Not only this year, but every yearthis happens in Covington County and other counties as well. We are hearing a lot of complaints from other newspaper people around the country. One of our fellow newspaper editors phoned this week to see if any of the proclamations had come our way, thinking he might have been the only newspaper in the county that was snubbed. I told him, beck, that wasn't anything new for The.Florala News that back when Wallace ran the second time for Governor and didn't have nothing like the support he has enjoyed in recent years, Lucile Woodham McRae, then Editor and Publisher of The Florala News, supported him editorially when neither of the other newspapers in the county did and few newspapers in the state would have gotten out on a limb that early in the game in support of anew face in politics. But Morn did and this was the way she operated. She was either for you, or agin you and it didn't matter who else was or was not, she stood tall for those whom she supported. She also supported Wallace editorially both in The Florala News and The Elba Clipper when he ran for President, the first time around. You know who got the proclamations those years--Opp and Andalusia. The Florala News was then, and continues to be snubbed by the Wallace administration. Now if there are those of you who have wondered through the years why Lucile Woodham McRae gave Wallace so much hell after those seemingly "little" incidents--Now you know. This type of snobiness is not a "little" thing with newspaper people. There is a principle involved. I don,t blame mom then, and I don't blame our fellow editor now for calling George Wallace's office and giving 'em hell. He is certainly within his rights. He also said he had made a point of letting the folk at The Alabama Press Association .know his feelings concerning this matter. More power to you-- NATIONAL GUAR ARMORY TUESDAY./,JANUAR Y' | 3 ': 7:00 P.M. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED Message In The Public Interest From Alabama Power All your electric appliances use energy. But how much some use, and how little others use in proportion, may surprise you. This list is based on aver- ages - typical amounts of elec- tricity used by various appliances in a year's time. Naturally, no such list could be exact for • everybody because no two appli- ances use exactly th~ same energy. And no two people have the same usage patterns. But, from this list, you can get an idea of where you use the most electricity, and where you can accomplish the most with strong- er energy management steps. For more information on managing the energy you use, ask at any Alabama Power office for our new brochure, "81 Ways to Control Y, mr Electric Bill." Tvpnal mmlber '4 kd,,watt-h,mrs ltc.t usi'd year(v A." Ch'ancr 216 ,4tt co.dltli,neJ; .ent)al (2/,ms) 6.200 idtr ,,mdttti,m'~; central (21/2 tons) 0;900 .4tr ,,mdltt,,nct; central (3 tons) 7, 700 Atr c,,mhtti)net; cent ral (4 t(ms) 9. 200 An ,,mduti,nel; central [5 tons) 10, 800 Blender 15 Brodcr 100 C/, ,,k 17 Clothcs d)y('r 900 C(,//i¥ maker 106 Deep {~:vcr 83 Dzshv'.sher 360 Electric blanket 147 Fan (attt~') 291 l;bn (cuculatmg) 43 Fan (rollaway) 138 Fan (wmd,,w ) 170 F,~)d fi'eezer (c,,m,entlonal, 15 cubic feet) 1,900 Food freezer (/restless. 15 cubt? /eet) 1.800 Frying pan' 186 Haw dryer 14 Humldlfler 163 Iron 144 Mlcrowave (oven on(v) 190 ~,pnal monbcr ,4 kil,,wat t-h,,urs hem used year@ Mtxer 13 Radw 86 Radtl)/rec()rd player 109 Range (wuh ,,yen) 1,200 Range (wuh sel]-ch'an ,~,en) 1,205 Rcl)'lgcrat,,r (C'onvemtonal) Smgh" D,,,, (9 tt, 13 c,bic /h't) 790 ~.',, Do,r (12 t,) 15 cubw h'et) 1,200 R(:/itgerat,,r (Fr,,st-P)ee) ~c,, Door (12 to 20 cubw feet) 1, 800 Snh,-by-stde (16 t,, 25 cubw feet) 2,160 Roaster 2(t5 Sewing machine 11 Televtst(m (Alack & whae. tube type) 360 Television (black & u,httv, sohd state) 120 Televmim (color, tube type) 660 Teh'vislon (colin; solid state) 440 Toaster 39 Trash compactor 50 Vacuum cleaner 46 Waste disposer Waffle baker 22 Washing machine (automatic) 120 36 Water heater (qutck recoq)('ry) 4,811 Ltghtlng: Average annual h'ghtt'ng usage vanes, perhaps more than the use o/any electrw appliance. As a gutde /or your (non calcula- ttot~ ten 100-watt bulbs hghted ]or one hour use one kilowatt-hour.