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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT• REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED• it ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST ) ESTABLISHED IN 1900 OURTH YEAR LOCATION OF 103 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS I • i ! i |1 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1974 lOc PEJ{ SINGLE COPY NUMBER 42 %1 Energy Scouts Tackle Nations is one of the nineteen Huntingdon College in Florala at the Florala City School evening, January 19, at 8:00 o'clock. ersatile and talented sophomore at Huntingdon, is for the group. Under the directionofDr. James Elson, head of the lege Department of Visual and Performing Arts, are Georgia, and Florida as part of the Huntingdon program in progress this month. Their ap- la has been arranged through local Huntingdon Q Singers College appear at Flo- Sat., Jan: concert as a tour. Under the di- James Elson, :ingdon College and Per- are made up of They will .~r of classical, Popular selec- for the con- made by Hunt- area alumni. tour is a part 'erm program college this Assists h the Tri-City joined in the days, Thurs- y, for a 16-year-okl of Gulf Breeze Sing last Thurs- Point in Santa Is last seen play- boat tied on the the after Rickqy boat was re- boy's shoes and in the boat, at Garson by some realizing he was L the boat cross- In Florala month. The Singers are sche- 0duled to be in high, schools, colleges, and churches in Ala- bama, Georgia, and Florida. Pulling ahead in the second quarter, the Florala Wildcats wound up with an 18 point lead to beat the Geneva Panthers Frank Jackson At the scene at Only two bare found, which r's tracks A nnounces Candidacy January 7, it Rickey might miles further The Boy Scouts of America, responding to the President's appeal to conserve energy, an- nounced a massive nationwide program involvihg its 6.5 mil- lion members. The announce- ment was made here by Earl Stinson tDistrict Scout Execu- tive. "Our Project SOAR program to conserve energy will hope- fully have the full support of the nation's energy industry and the manufacturers of pa- per, metals and glass," Stin- son said. He added that the Scouts' energy conservation ef- fort would be tied in directly with the reclamation and the recycling of paper, metals, and glass. Stinson emphasized that Scouts in the Menawa Dis- trict, Alahama-Florida Coun- cil and throughout the nation were especially "geared up" to tackle the crisis because of their direct involvement and first hand experience with Project SOAR which was start- ed four years ago. The nationwide program, which spells our scores of ideas-f0r action projects for Scouts to initiate, lists 37 specific ways that energy can be cgnserved, Stinson stated. Cub Scouts, Scouts, and Ex- plorers are encouraged by the program to lead energy-sav- ing efforts in their homes. Some of the projects that Scouts can do include lower- ing of thermostats by six degrees, thereby saving 10 percent on fuel bills. They can also change the wattage of light bulbs in nonreadlng areas, turn off lights and appliances not being used, and survey clothes washers, driers, and dishwashers to see that they are being run with full loads. Older Explorers who ,Irive automobiles are asked to drive more slowly~avoid jack- rabbit starts, and check pollu- tion control equipment. Young- er Cub Scouts and Scouts are encouraged to use their bikes or car pools for going to school and Scout meetings. Led by their adult leaders, it is expected that thousands of Scouting units throughout the Nation will launch huge re- F rank Jackson has announced tt~:~t at the proper time, he ~ill qualify for re-election as State Representative from Dis- trict 75 which is made up of most of Covington County. Jackson has served Coving- ton and Geneva Counties the b le lll$ clamation and recycling cam- paigns for paper, aluminum, glass and steel. "The Boy Scouts of America can do much to help the nation's energy condition," Stinson as- serted. "By getting our story to youth and adult members, and through them to their re- latives, family, and friends, we can reach a very substantial segment of the American people," Stinson explained. "And our Project SOAR pro- grams are designed to do just that," he said. Athletic Department Revenues Many people express a great interest in the Florala High School athletic department, the financial standing, income, ex- penditures, play-offs, etc. In this article we will try to answer some of your ques- tions. A complete financial statement from the state ath- letic association and the Flo- rala High School has been dup- licated and is available at Flo- rala High School for anyone interested. For the 1973 football sea- son, F|orala Highschoolplayed seven games at home, five re- gular season and two play- off games. The total paid at- tendance was 14,022 and the estimated total attendance was 15,852. The total income through football season was $26,448.97. Of this amount $8516.00 was from the three play-off games and went to the state. The band department received $1101.40 of the total amount. The totalexpenditures for the year were $23,578.69. The athletic department had a balance at the beginning of this year of a -- $381.53. The ba- lance at the end of football season was $1387.35. There are no outstanding bills atpre- sent. We still have spring practice go go through and also must begin next year. This has been an exceptional year in football in all respects. Some of the larger expenses in- cluded were: equipment-- $7319.19; transportation -- $1553.37; insurance -- ~947.00; pay to visiting team -- $1264.40; meals and lodging -- $1071.55; and Alabama High School Athletic Association-- $8335.00. 90-72 in Geneva Monday night. The Florala High School The win makes Florala 10 share of the state play-offs and 0 for the season, 4 and 0 was $4232.72. Estimated ex- for the conference. Geneva penses for the play-offs were now has an 8 and 3 total for $2496.49. This gave a balance the year. of $1736.23. This amount has Florala had three men in the been figured in the above over- double figure column: Greg all totals. Burke 22 points; Sylvester On the state level there Owens 18 points; and Robo were seven games played in James 17 points. James ap- the Class 2A play-offs. Paid peared again in the statistics, attend'race for these seven by dominating the backboards games ~as 17,842. Total in- for Florala with 12 rebounds, come from these was $30,920.- Melvin Bryant and John Lee 25. State expense was $8877.- lead the scoring for Geneva, 44. This left $22042.81 to with 18 and 17 points res- be divided among the schools pectively. Lee's 17 came and Alabam~ High School Ath- with only 3 field goals. The letic Association. The larg- other 11 came from grace shots eat game was in Florala bet- drawn from fouls of Florala. ,:on Florala and Glencoe. Florala was called down 19 "[here were 3478 people who times and Geneva had 20 fouls, paid and a grand total of The scoring was even 4128. Totalincome from this through the first quarter end- game was $5912.00. ing up 24 to 24. In the second To have a successful year quarter the Panthers sprang to such as this, it takes coopera- a 6 point lead early in the tion and help from everyone. period, only to have it taken Florala High School again says away. Florala went into the many thanks to the people of half with a nine point lead. our community and area. It Florala gained another nine couldn't be done without the points over Geneva in the third help and support of many, many half for a 17 point lead going people. into the fourth quarter. In the ..... last period Florala was only able to gain one point more AA MEETS than Geneva, to windup with an 18 point lead. Alcoholics Anonymous Florala was successful 36 times from the field. Geneva Meets Every Monday Night sank 29 from the field. At 8:00 P.M. In The Old Florala found the basket 18 Evans Funeral Home. out of 24 times from the foul line. While Geneva sank 14 of Any person With A / 3 ¢] MEET THE UNDEFEATED FCS FALCONS - standing, from left, Coach George Lancaster, David Garner, Bobby Goldsmith, Johnny Neal James, Mark Welch, Mike Bass, Lewis Johnson, SEVENTH .GRADE FCS FALCONS - back row, from left, Pat Willis, Randy Brooks, Joe Goldsmith, Jeffery Stone, Mickey Mel- ty Chuck Linton, Dane Cassidy, and Mike Spicer, managers; kneel- ing, from left, Joey Evans, John Redwell, Rickey Manning, and Michael McDaniel. ton; kneeling, from left, Joe Lindsay, Lee Sellars, Coach George Lancaster, Tyrone Collins and Brent Zessin. - Re, THE FLORALA CITY SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS and their sponsor, Mrs. Nell Yarbrough,. are filled with pride over the unblemished record of the Falcons. Standing from left, are Ann Jennings, Lisa Mitchell, Mrs. Yarbrough, Carolyn Caine, Jean Bates, and posing prettily up front is Jill Evans. 9unces cruitingDrive now 10 persons over strength. CPT York said that the unit is primarily looking for high school graduates over 18 years old and for people with pre- vious military experience. The statewide recruiting campaign, called "The Guard Bowl" in reference to the numerous post-seanon football games at this time of the year, is scheduled to go on through February 18, 1974. CPT York said that in- terested persons in the Flo- rala area could get more in- formation by visiting the Na- tional Guard Armory at Route Two, on the Samson Highway or by calling 858-0591. After duty hours, you may call ISG Byrd, home phone 858- 2488 for information. their 24 attempts. Drinking Problem the consen- last two terms and has served has been cen-on the rules, state administra-/~7~U~ / ...¢'/_ _ ,e"t / / ..dr~,~ Is Welcome.The Florala National Guard . Past six days. tion and Iocalgovernment corn- '" unit has announced a vigorous heriff,s Depart- mittees. ~.~ ..~ V'------~ recruiting drive in conjunction Uve search clogs Jackson said he will make a "Whenever there is a crisis with a similar statewide cam- kers to be more special effort to continue to~r~--~[ !--Ii of some kind, the only way paign. The announcement was thesearch. Asserve the people in a sincere ~~~_~ l~.__[i Congress can figure to solve made by CPT James N. York, he search con- and honest manner as he has it is to either levy a new tax commander of Co C, let Bn, Shore line hop- in the past. or appropriate umteen rail- 131st Armor here in Florala, leading to the "My record speaks for it- lion (or billion) dollars."- Alabama. disappearing self and is so recorded,"Jack- "The best way to stand Bill Epler, Brewery Gulch, Because of a recent reor- son said. tall is to keep on your toes," Bisbee (Ariz.) Gazette. ganization, the Florala unit is The Florala City School Falcons are having a most successful basketball season, having won all seven games played. The Falcons areunder the capable leadershipofCoach George Lancaster. It seems as though that win- ning football spirit of the Flo- rala Wildcats is carrying over in basketball both on the High School and City School levels. This is just too good to be true. The Falcons hope to go un- defeated and go on to win the County tournament this year. Last year the Falcons fell only to Opp in bitter dis- appointment. The Falcons posted their seventh win last Thursday night in a sweet victory over Opp, 47 to 35. This was Opp's first defeat of the season. Falcon wins and high point men for the season are as follows: Falcons 62, Blue Springs 40 - high point men, Michael Bass 17, Johnny Neal James 14; Falcons 56, Fleeta 53, Bass 25, James 14; Flo- rala 36, Pleasant Home 16, Bass 14, James 6; Falcons 36, Lockhart 30, Bass 14, James, 15; Falcons 46, Red Level 14, Bass 18, James 3; Falcons 43, Blue Springs 21, Bass 20, James IZ, and Falcons 46, Opp 37, Bass 27, James 14. Players on the 1974 Falcon eighth grade team are Michael Bass, Johnny Neal James, Louis Johnson, Mark Welch, Chuck Linton, Joey Evans, Michael McDaniel, Johnny Rodwell, and Jeff Stone. The seventh grade team has played two games, winning over Lockhart by a score of 7 to 8, and losing to Opp 35-22. Joe Lindsey was high point man in both games.