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PAGE 4 THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUARY COVINGTON Property Taxes Discussed COUNTY .-t-.z/1.5 z',,ul .  I I SAINTS BASKETBALL ACTION ... NEWS STORAGE PROBLEMS CA USED BY 71 CROPS With bumper crops in 1971, many farmers ran into storage and marketing problems at har- vest, says W. H. "Bo" Kinard, County Extension Chairman. So to help relieve some of these problems, the Cooperative Ex- tension Service has announced a stepped-up educational pro- gram on soybean and grain sto- rage and marketing. Six storage and marketing clinics are scheduled for Feb- ruary and March. The one for the Covington County area will be held at the Memorial Li- brary, Ozark, Alabama, Feb- ruary 2, 1972, at 10:00 a.m. Kinard says the meeting is designed for anyone dealing with planning, financing, construc- tion or operation of grain and soybean drying and storage equipment. The latest infor- mation on drying, storing and marketing will be given. Pre- senting the information at the clinic will be Auburn University specialists, a representative from the state Agricultural Sta- bilization and Conservation Service office, equipment dealers and electric power sup- pliers. The agricultural leader states that the 1971 bumper crop of grains and soybeans, the dock strike and the depressed harvesttime prices h:st fall not only point up the critical need for additional storage, but also show a need for an expanded marketing period. Adequate drying and storage facilities -- either on-farm or off -- for soybeans and grains mean that the crop can be har- vested earlier and at higher moisture content, thus reducing field loss, Kinard says. Har- vesting can proceed at a max- imum capacity and efficiency throughout the season since a disposition is assured when drying and storage facilities are provided. And with on-farm storage, Kinard says soybeans and grain can be marketed at the farmer's convenience and in the season of highest prices. If a producer had stored soy- beans on his farm every year for the past 10 years, Kinard I !- ..... L- BY CLAUD! W. PIKE AND ROBERT E. How should I space my pecan trees that I am now setting? It is recommended that pecan trees be spaced at least 60 feet apart. There is a trend to- ward spacing trees much closer than this, however, if this is done the trees will be too close when they reach maturity. When should I prune my fruit trees and muscadine vines? These plants should be pruned each winter while they are in the dormant stage. Now is an excellent time to prune these plants. Annual pruning is necessary to maintain shape and helps to produce good crops of high quality fruit. When should I prune 1/3 of the top growth of my pecan trees before I set them? This practice helps to limit the amount of leaves the tree will put on the first year after setting. Limiting the amount of leaves allows for more root development which is badly needed to offset the roots lost when the plant was dug from the nursery. For further informa- tion regarding pecan produc- tion ask at your county Exten- sion Office for a booklet on this subject. Is it time to put out shrubs? Yes, late January is an ex- cellent time to put out shrubs, adds that the average price in- crease from harvest low to spring high would have more than paid the cost of storage. tINDER - EXTENSION FARM AOENTS trees and vines. Shrubs pro- perly set out now will develop a good healthy root system by late spring or early summer. These additional roots will aid in supplying plants with nu- trients and water during periods of low soil moisture. Is it necessary to buy top quality shrubs and plants? Yes, buy top quality plants. There are no bargains in plant materials. You get the quality you pay for when buying plants. Shrubs or plants placed on a bargain counter are generally poor quality or damaged plants. Many plants lose their quali- ty in the sales yard by becom- ing too dry. The foilage and stems are crinkled and disco- lored. The odds are aginst these plants - - they seldom overcome the shock. Many times the plants live but are very un- thrifty and do not afford the pleasure you are looking for in a shrub. E A one-half cup serving of cot- tage cheese supplies about one- fourth of the protein re- commended each day for a teen- age girl. U. S. consumers spend more than 00 billion on food an- nually; twice as much as they spend on clothing and ac- cessories The outlook for property tax- es and the selection of a third district congressman to suc- ceed the late George W. And- rews, was aired in Andalusia when Lieut.-Governor Jere Beasley attended Rotary. Lieut.-Gay. Beasley was featured in a speech before the Andalusia Rotary Club in an event in which State Senator Crum Foshee, of Red Level, and State House members Frank Jackson, of Opp, and Harold Wise, of RFD, Kinston, ap- peared. The program was one, involv- ing state political affairs, that was arranged for Tuesday, Jan- uary ll, by Ed Dannelly, edi- tor of The Andalusia Star-News and the Rotary program chair- man for January. Due to the rush in process- ing property tax legislation last week, the program was delayed for a week. KENNEDY PULLS NAME FROM FLA. PRIMARY Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts removed his name Monday from the ballot for Florida's presidential pri- mary, saying "without quali- fication that I am not now and do not intend to become a can- didate for president at the up- coming nominating conven- tion." Kennedy was one of 12 Demo- crats listed by Florida Secre- tary of State Richard Stone for the March 14 primary. Kennedy said at the time of Stone's an- nouncement that he would file an affidavit removing his name from the ballot. Other Democrats seeking their party's presidential nomi- nation searched for votes in widespread areas of the coun- try on Monday. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie of Maine was in Ohio, Sen George McGovern of South Dakota and Mayor Sam Yorty of Los Ange- les were in New Hampshire and Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington was in Arizona. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota was due in Ohio late Monday night. The former vice president and Muskie had re- servations at the same hotel in Columbus. Muskie stopped in Cleveland during the day, standing by the side of the Cuyahoga River to discuss the problem of water pollution. He said President Ni- xon hadn't lived up to his com- mitment to an all-out war on pollution. The Saints of Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College will try to get back on the win- ning track on Thursday, January 20, as they meet Enterprise State Junior College in their first home game since Christ- mas. The Saints are scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. at the An- dalusia High School gym. Two preliminary games will be played before the LBW squad takes the floor. The 8th gra- ders of Andalusia's junior team will take on the Enterprise 8th grade at 5:00 p.m., fol- lowed by a 9th grade game with Enterprise at 6:00 p.m. The Saints will hit the road again on Tuesday, January 25, for a game with Jeff Davis State BOARD OF REVENUE STAGES CLEAN-UP AT COUNTY JAIL The Covingtor Board of Re- venue has launched plumb- ing repairs and a painting and general clean-up of the Cov- ington County jail in the wake of strong recommendations by the spring term grand jury of the 22nd Judicial Circuit. The grand jury has charged that the county governing body has been giving a low priority to consideration of the con- struction of a new jail in An- dalusia. In the most recent criticism, the county commissioners have pleaded a lack of funds to meet the costs for a new jail, rough- ly estimated at more than half- a-million dollars. In their concluding sessions, prior to a two-month recess, the grand iury directed that the Board of Revenue draft a plan to completely renovate the old jail, that stands directly to the rear of the Covington Court House, or authorize the con- struction of a new penal facili- ty. The refurbishing of the jail, started this week, is the first step towards renovating the present jail to meet high stan- dards, a trio of spokesmen said. A three-man committee has been named to circulate infor- mation so that the public will understand all phases of the problem. Board of Revenue Jess Merill is serving on the committee with Red Level Dis- trict Commissioner Hiram Pitts and Andalusia Com- missioner Leonard Kean. Junior College in Brewton. Af- ter meeting Jeff Davis State, the Saints will return to Anda- lusia for five straight home games. In a disappointing 97 to 93 conference match, the Saints fell to Patrick Henry State Ju- nior College on Thursday, Jan- uary 13. Leading by 15 points at half time, the Saints had four star- ters to foul out during the se- cond half, allowing the Monroe- ville team to take up the lead and edge ahead by four points. LBW now holds a 1-3 record in conference play. High point man for the night was Lomax Downing, of New Brockton, with 20 points. John Stroud, of Luverne, was close behind, hitting for 17 points. Dennis Tillman, of Andalusia, followed with 15 points and Ray Johnson, of Red Level, added 14 points. Other scoring included Royce Dukes, of Florala, 8 points; Ruebin Lawrence, of Opp, 7 points; Tim Jacobs, of Plea- sant Home, and Robert High- tower, of Opp, 6 points each. One o[ the so-called "consumer benefits" the new U S Postal Ser- vice arranged for us, dear fellow taxpayers, was a $20,000 bash in the headquarters building here in Washington What, you didn't re- ceive your invitation " ,Must be something wrong with the mails! But count on it, the average guy will foot 'the bill for this party Or, as a supposed spokesman for the postal service put it, "the cost will be covered by the sale of special souvenlF posters " Meanwhile, considering the length of time that it still takes for a letter to get from here to there, there s no real evidence that the new post office set-up is one whit more effiment than the old one Is it logical for us to expect the North Vietnamese to simply re- !ease U S prisoners of war if and when President Nlxon sets the date for our withdrawal from the Indochinese scene " When, at the end of a war,has it happened be- fore  Back in 1954 Hanoi violated its own solemn pledge to release prisoners of war under the same mrcumstances The Geneva Agreement was obviously never more than a pece of worthless pa- per to the cunmng North Vietnam- ese who avow they wilt Commu- raze all of East Asia But how qmckly people forget! Now they demand total U S surrender TOPS ; from the  BOTTO Here's A Quick, Easy Fish Fast and Fancy-is Festive Mullet. This delicious treat can be prepared and served in less than thirty utes and is so simple that dinner will be fun. Festive is elegant enough for the most gala occasion or enough for a quiet family supper. Mullet is widely uted and well known for its fine flavor. Mullet is digested, high in protein and nutritious for young For a real treat try Festive Mullet soon. Festive Mullet 2 pounds mullet fillets 11/ cups crushed cheese or other fish fillets, crackers fresh or frozen 2 tablespoons melted fat 1/2 cup French dressing oil Paprika Thaw frozen fillets. Skin fillets and cut into servin portions. Dip fish in dressing and roll in cracker Place on a well-greased cooky sheet, 15 x 12 inches. fat over fish. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake in an hot oven, 500F., for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish easily when tested with a fork. Serves 6. 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