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January 15, 1970

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ESTABLISHED 114 190@ ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE ]ACKSON  GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST - LOCATION OF 99 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MAYqlC CELEBRATION.. YEAR NUMBER 45 FLORALA, ALABAMA, COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1970 SUBSCRIPTIONS - $3.68 LOCAL, $4.73 ELSEWHERE - 10 PER SINGLE COPY ****** Band Clinic Planned Here Jus' *  Ramblin0 : - BY -  - LUCITE K. WOODHAM McRAE received Cards from than at time, mostly from A number of toned in their "Floraia is not these boys The F1orala best small town have ever some of the young Florala home and of Elba and young people he was of Florala and Mrs. Mc- News a hick an ever nice messages men who are for our us. We appre- they can ever remembering us when they life is at can never know aPPreciate them. Young men have I mean by that done most of up since I saw I Would not re- We do want all to come in they return who they are them know but e of us name lring World it was the I saw a young returned home and I did not and even after till could not rown 9ight, him about the from high much thinner) in looks other words Since that that these most of their do some chang- high also about the the service. to recognize ause you have sure to tell rne home and let paper so that in the ser- where their iends are and TMAS CARD as writer of interest. did ap- it did show a Person I any. r what I said Miller foot- a game The 'Cats and we the coach his young keeping his to run up that this beat Florala played their a Christ- Coach Mack R. Miller Class AA 1969.,, That signed. knew Card I appreciate I had gotten and Coach And by was a "Forget with entitled the Christmas the T. R. had done season of any team Score. Us.. not want I team ilii ii  MANY PEOPLE around the eonntry left their spr/nklers on during the below freezing temperatures of last week in order to create a "winter wander land" effect for their children's enjoyment. The three scenes pictured above were definitely not inten- tional. Both were created when outside hydrons burst due to extremly cold temperatures. One was at the home of Maxine and Avenangh Hutcheson in Lockhart and the other at the home  : : of Mrs. Jinny Young. Besides piling up on shrubs at Mrs. Young's, the water sprayed up high enough to cause tremendous lcycles to form on the light lines going into the home. Jack Vanghan, who is with Alabama Power Company here, called the News office to tell us of the spectacle and that since it was on his service he would have to try to get the ice off   the Wires and to ask if we wanted a picture before he began , his clean-up operation. The scene was really a beautiful one.  :: LAUREL HILL TO BE REPRESENTED IN NEW ORLEANS RURITANS TO ATTEND NATIONAL CONVENTION ,:: Alabama-Florida District Governor Thomas A. Hughes, LAUREL HiLL RUi'TANS, from Is/t, Joe Wynn, W.C. Hurehm, T.A. Hughes, S. A. Dilley, and Joel L. Adams. perhaps they couldn't help flamboyant mentor" (Wal- themselves. But I still say the lace)." third or fourth team should have been allowed to play. It Fish Fry Planned is doubtful if Florala's Wild- cats could have scored againSthad *n. Dedication them and wouldn't have a ___ chance to win the game. Anyhow, Coach Wood, thanks for the card. A RECENT NEWS release from a Washington correspon- dent said that former Gov. George Wallace may bepleased that the Ripen Society ',Fo- rum/' a Liberal monthly, sug= gests that Wallace may get most of the black votes in Ala- bama this year if he runs for governor against incumbent Albert Brewer. The magazine said in pext: ',... the ste's 70,000 black voters, if any- Of LHHS Gym The" Laurel Hill Ruritan Club and PTA will have a fish fry on January 17, 1970. This e- vent is being held at the ded- ication of the new Laurel HIH gymnasium. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of some needed items for the gymnas- inm. The gymnasium was a much needed addition to the school and everyone is very proud of it's construction. thing, think less of Brewer All area residents are en- than they did of Wallgce, pos- couraged to attend this impor- eibly because of the belief that tant event which will include Brewer has been aquitor, more a fish fry, dedication ceremony effective sogregaUonist thanhis and basketball games. Club President Joel L. Adams and Club Director Joe Wynn will represent the local Laurel Hill Rurltan Club at the Ruritan National Convention to be held in New Orleans, La., on Jan.. uary 25, 26 and 27, 1970. The National /htrltan Con- vention is held eachyear invar- ious cities in the eastern Unit- ed States. Approximately 37,000 members are represented by their chosen delugates from 27 states. Delegates attending the Convention, plan each years programs of work, elect nat- ional officers and present nat.. lonal awards. Kelly Chapman, the National l>residuet willpre- side at this year's convention. The purposes of the national and local Ruritan Clubs is to: A) Promote among it's members fellowship and good will B) Unify the efforts of individuals and institutions in the commun- ity in making it a better place in which to live. C) Promote those agencies in the community that contribute directly to the progress of the commtmlty. D) Inspire each other to higher efforts. E) EnC gnd fOS- ter the ideal of service u the gasis of all worthy enterprise. ANDY MAN APPOINTED TO JURY COMMISSION Governor Albert Brewer has ppolnted an Andahmla man to serve on the Covington County Jury Commission. Mike Maddox, 418 Colleg St., Andalusia, wm serve the tin. expired term of the late W. L. Palmer. GAN'I-I', FLOWERS DISBARRED BY COURT The Alabama Supreme Court disbarred former Attorney General Richmond Flowers and his onetime aide, Joe Breck Gantt, last Thursday, both con- victed by a federal court jury last February of extortion con- spiracy. This means that Flowers and Gantt will not be able to prac- tice law while their convictions are on appeal In a hearing be- fore the court last October the two attorneys argued that they should be permitted to continue practicing law while their con- victions are on appeaL Joining in the decision to dis- bar Flowers and Gantt were Justices Daniel T. McCall, Ro- bert T. Simson, Peinam Mer- rill, Robert 13. Harwood and Alva Hugh Maddox. Dissenting were Justices James C. Cole- man and James Bloodworth who Said they feel a ',conviction" is not final Until the appeal has been disposed of. The two other members of the court, Chief Justice Ed Livion and Justice Thomas S. Lawson, did not imrtlcipate in the decision. Flowers wu coavicted in Birmingham of conspiring to extort money from firms seek- trig to sell stocks and bonds in Alabama while be was attorney general and securities commis- sioner. He was sentenced to eight ymu-s in prison and fined $10,000, but appealed the vlr- dict to the U.S. 5th Circuit cour of Amm. Gantt asd a third man, Biro minglmm businessman Oscar Hyde, were comrleted by the same jury. He was sentenced to ent years and anedS20,000 and Gantt reeoiv a  of one year ud om day. Both have since appeak The Florala Wildcat Band is sponsoring an Area Marching Clinic and Concert Clinic at the Florala High School on January 16 and 17. This is open to all band members in this area. The clinic will be conducted by Mr. Johnny Long, director Of the famed "sound of the South" band ofTroy StateUnlver- sity. The Marching Clinic will con- sist of band pagentry and marching techniques and will be held Friday, January 16, at 4 p.m. The Concert Clinic will be held Saturday January 17, at 9. This will be a mass band consisting of better players of all bands in the area. Players are coming from as far away as Phillips High School in Bir- mingham and Erwin High School in Birmingham. The Concert C11nic will con- elude that evening with a con- cert at 7:30 p.m. This concert is open to the public and will have an admission of $1.00 for adults and $.7 for students. R will also be broadcast on WCTA and rMBX, Stmday, Jan- uary 18, at 2 p.m. "Please try to attend. We feel that it will provide you a most mjoyable evening of very good music", says Tom Fowler, FHS Wildcat Band director. Pro.. eeeds from the clinic will go to the Florala Wildcat Band tohelp eliminate the uniform debt. Club To $pomsor Cage Tournament The Fiorala Quarterback Club will meet Thursday night, January 15, 1970, at Floraia High School at 7:00. All mere- hers and interested people are urged to attend. The club is planning to sponsor an 8th and 9th grade basketballtournament for a fund raising project. Coaches Needed For Pee Wee Basketball Coaches are needed to assist in pee wee basketball, states Coach Barkley Peele of F CS. Several coaches are needed for the different teams now being organized. An important organizational meeting is planned for January 21, 7 p.m., at the FCS library. Peele urges the support and at- tendance of those men who will help. LIEUTENANT MARTELL E. DEWIRELLdml.etodbyAdmira John J, Hyland, ltctfic Fleet commander, during an award., ceremony at Fleet headquarters, DeCember 30. FAMILY TO MAKE HOME IN HAWAII DEWRELL RETIRES FROM U.S. NAVY AFTER 21 YEARS OF SERVICE Lieutenant Martell E. Dew- rell of Floraia received the Navy Commendation Medal as he retired from the Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Decem- ber 30. Admiral John J. Hyland, Pacific Fleet commander, de- corated him and also presented a letter of appreciation for his 21 years of service inthe Navy. Lieutenant Dewreli's final duty was hmr years as assis. rant support and readiness of- ficer (machinery/electronics) in the Operations Division at Fleet headquarters. The citation which accom- panied his medal said, "Lieu- tenant DewreU was instru- mental in numerous ship are- rations and improvements and made many positive recom men- dations resulting in a sustained high level of fleet readiness during the Vietnam period of in- creasing operational com- mltments. "Lieutenant Dewrell's per- formance was indicative of his wide knowledge, ability to or- ganize, and ability to translate administrative effort into ac- tion," the cltatlon concluded. Lieutenant Dewrell joined the Navy in July 1948 and was m. enlisted man for his first lO years in the service. He was commissioned an officer in Au- gust 1958 and continued his en- gineeriag-oriented career unti retirement last month.  He plans to remain in Hawai at 44309 Kansohe Drive, Kaneohe, with his wife and three children. Dewrell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.D. DewrelL now  West Palm Beach. He is . greduate of CCHS in Floral GOVERNOR BREWER REUISHES CHAIR. Goverm Albert Brewsr lave up his eha': to nephew twins of his prese secretary, Bob lnman of Elba, recently. The twins, sons of Fredd/ and Betsy Cnmton, were on a visit to their uncle aloug with Umir mother when they had the privilege of visiting the govesm)r*s office. Gavin and Kevin are excited as nan be, seeatrm their expression in Um picture. A b part of their eitement is that they are pictured tim governor and their motlmr and they are occupying the gorernors big chair. Tim Crzmtmm reside in EB Mrs. Cramtmz is the daughtor of Mr. and Mre. L. F. ,my , mnm.