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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. " SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. FLORALA NEWS -THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1972 . Garden Club Elects New Officers Forl I ruing Year At Meeting Thursday Afternoon LIBRARY NEWS By Muriel Savage, Librarian Florala Garden Clubheld nized Mrs. C. N. Matthews, a Mrs. Gamble discussed the new member, then told of the prizes won for the Christmas Lighting contest. The winners were Mrs. Mayme Petrey, Mrs. F. M. Burgess and Mrs. Ralph Hooten. Mrs. A. C. Sellars gave the treasurer's report. Mrs. C.A. Moon, beautification chairman, reported that Mr. Dean would begin landscaping the clubhouse grounds when the weather per- mits. The Blue Bell Garden has agreed, as its project, to take the plot coming in to Florala off Highway 331. meeting on January the Lake Jackson with Mrs. Charles and Mrs. I. W. Radford arrived, they were delightful refreshments inty open-faced sand- , carrot cake and coffee. he social hour the meet- :alled to order by Mrs. Lmble, the president. C. Johnson read the after which the were read and ap- Mrs. Gamble recog- may make these better if we ourselves" landscaping and marking of the old watering trough in the "wa- gon yard". A motion was made and carried to establish a Gar- den Club library. Mrs. Leroy Harrison, horti- culture chairman, discussed the month of January as "clean-up month"; cut back dead shrub- bery, except rose bushes, work up flower beds using compost, peat moss, bone meal, etc. for loose soil; plant when soil crumbles; spray for aphids. A report from the nomina- ting committee on officers for the next year was heard andthe state of officers accepted. They are as follows: president, Mrs. G. V. Gamble; vice president, Mrs. Sam Jackson; secretary, Mrs. Charles Mixon; treasurer, Mrs. A. C. Sellars. It was decided to elect a cor- responding secretary and Mrs. H. C. Johnson was appointed for the present time. Mrs. C. A. Moon gave a most interesting program on house plants, noting that nothing en- hances the warmth and love- liness era home more than flow- ers and plants growing indoors as well as outdoors. Several plants were described with their needs as relating to sunlight, temperature and feeding. A poster was shown. The committees were ap- pointed by Mrs. C. A. Moon for the Flower Show and the meeting was adjourned. HEISLERS PROUD PARENTS OF BABY BOY T/Sgt. and Mrs. Charles E. Heisler (formerly Eileen By- thewood) are the proud parents of a baby boy, James Nathan, born October 24, 1971. The new- hewn weighed eight and one- half pounds and was born at Eg- lin Field Hospital. T/Sgt. Heisler is soon to finish his tour of duty in Viet- nam. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Moody of Lock- hart and Mrs. Annie Heisler of North Creek Community, Florala. I Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790 i/ In celebrating Franklin's birthday January 17th, we plan to take some of that advice OUrselves in order to give you the best banking service human ingenuity can de- Vise in 1972 . . . bar none. MEMBER FDIC HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - SATURDAY - 8 A.M. TO 8 P.M. SUNDAY. 1 P,M. TO 8 P.M. Manager Sue Sweatt, Secretary Marion Gantt, Salest~m Reduced on Every Mobile Home on the LoLl Never before has there been such a sale on Mobile" Homesl ,'/, ./i, ,,~\' /~///,,,~, i ", xll I I/ j /if, /J -- % each Mobile Home Purchased during January,1972 your choice of a Washer, or Portable TV. 14' Wides 12' Wides g Is Believing- 24'Wides INC. Alabama, HONE 222-7,589 (AREA CODE 205 Several Used Homes At y Prices SYPASS Andalusia Attention all library patrons and friends. The Florala Li- brary Board has voted to spend $200.00 for more children's books and they should be com- ing in any day now. We have many pre-schoolers who read, or are being taught to read, who will love the Charlie Brown books coming in. Several memorial contribu- tions have been given as me- morials to the memory of Hugh Stovall, Grower C. Pierce and W. P. Mathews. These contri- butions are entered in the per- manent records of the library. Of interest to the library pa- trons is the plan of the Li- brary Board to use a display of interest in the library each month. This display used will be the property of some indi- vidual in our area and could consist of hand-work, Indian ar- tifacts, historical items, etc. and would create an interest among our young people as well as our adults. Our library is an ideal place for such displays and space will be arranged where possible and every effort will be made to display the ar- ticles to the best advantage for viewing. If you have anything of in- terest that you would let the li- brary use for a month, with the proper supervision, and feel that the public would likely ap- preciate seeing, then by all means contact the City Librar- ian and specify the time that you will be able to bring such items. The Library needs your help in this matter. Mr. Arthur Forrester has agreed to bring in articles col- lected by him on his trips to Israel and the Holy Land. This will be wonderful for the pep- pie who will probably never get to go with him on his tours to that area. Study Club Meetings Held At Clubhouse Overdue books kept out now for several weeks need to be returned at once and the library. needs your cooperation in re- turning these books or it will necessitate the making of a trip to your house in order to get them. The library is for your use! Please useitmore. Read- ing is the broadening of your spectrum of life. Nothing takes the place of good literature for education and entertainment. Blue Bell Garden Club Holds Meeting The Blue Bell Garden Club met Tuesday evening at 7 o'- clock in the home of Mrs. Jim- my Collins, with her mother, Mrs. Frances White as co-hos- tess. Mrs. Alva Skinner, president, conducted the business session. Mrs. John McCollugh lead the group in the reading oftheGar- den Club Collect. The'roll was called by the secretary, Mrs. Hershel Causey with each mem- ber answering with their fa- vorite annual. Reports were heard from the standing com- mittees. Mrs. Marvin Barton and Mrs. Harvey Bass wereap- pointed to secure a plot in town for beautification. Mrs. Skinner introduced the' speakers for the evening. Mrs. G. V. Gamble and Mrs. Sa- die Moon. Mrs. Gamble spoke on "Annuals We Can Plant" and "Repotting Fern". Mrs. Moon chose as her topic, "Pest Control Without Poisonous Sprays." Party refreshments were served by the hostesses to: ~s. Alva Skinner, Mrs. Vas- sie McNeill, Mrs. Hershel Cau- sey, Mrs. Marvin Barton, Mrs. John McCollough, Mrs. O. L. Cox, Sr., Mrs. Val-Ree Smith, and the two guests, Mrs. Gam- ble and Mrs. Moon. CAMELLIA SHOW TO BE HELD IN FT. WALTON The Study Club met on De- cember 8, 1971 at the Lake Jackson Clubhouse with Mrs. Jerry McDaniel as hostess. During the social hour, Mrs. McDaniel, assisted by her daughters, Melanie and Amy, served Christmas refresh- ments to the regular members and two guests, Mrs. Willie Harrison and Mrs. Sadie Moon. Mrs. Lloyd Vaughan, pro- the Frances Pryor Camellia gram leader, introduced Mr, , Society in cooperation with the American Camellia Society. Flower photography buffs and flower lovers will have a two- day opportunity to observe ca- mellias by the dozens at a ca- mellia show Jan. 2P.-23 at Fort Walton Beach High School. The exhibit is sponsored by Entries, with blooms re- quired to be labled as to va- riety will be accepted for com- petition, classified, .and placed between 8 a.m. and ll a.m. Saturday. No entries will be accepted for competition after ll a.m. Exhibitors may enter two blooms of each variety in the specimen class. Two plates of three, same variety, two plates of five, dif- ferent varieties, can be dis- played in Division I, Japonica protected and Division II, Ja- ponica unprotected. There will be no restriction on "chemically" treated flow- ers, except seedling, according to the camellia show officials. More than one bloom to a single stem will disqualify the entry, each stem having to have one or two leaves. All blooms must have been grown by the exhibitor and the plant to have been in his pos- session at least 30 days prior to the show. "DIAL AND FILE" IS THE SOCIAL SECURITY WORD 'q3ial-and-flle", that's the word from your Social Securi- ty Ctfice. Vernon A. Kllpatrick, Manager of the Andalusia So- cial Security Office, says that most social security business from a simple question to filing a claim for cash benefits, can be handled over the phone. This is something new. In the past, folks were encouraged to visit the social security of- rice in person. In some in- stances this caused a hard- ship, Folks frequently lost time from work and transportaltoa to and from the office sometimes presented a problem, This has all been changed. When you have social security business now, handle it over the phone, Kilpatrick said you could call the office anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, That number to call is WX-6300. - PERSONALS - Phil Jones and "The Young Life Singers" who delighted members with several Christ- mas songs. After the business session, presided over by Mrs. Henry Williamson, the president, the club adjourned. STUDY CLUB MEETS WITH MRS. P.A. PETERY Mrs. P. A. Petery was hos- tess to the Study Club on Jan- uary 12, 1972, at the Lake Jack- son Clubhouse. Beautiful cam- ellias and azaleas decorated the club rooms. Delicious refreshments were enjoyed by sixteen members and one guest, Mrs. Hardin, the mother of Mrs. Henry William- son. The business session was presided over by the president, Mrs. Henry Williamson. Mrs. Lewis Eiland, program leader for the meeting, gave a very interesting program on "Environment and the Quality of Life - What Can We Do." She also told of the progress being made the Florala Plan- ning Committee. After the program the meet- ing was adjourned. BILL DICKINSON ANNOUNCES LOAN TO COOP m ANDY U. S. Representative William L. "Bill" Dickenson, R-Ala., announced the approval of an $808,000 loan to the Covington Electric Cooperativein .~ ndalusia. Alabama's Second District Congressman said: "This loan of $808,000 -- together with $159,040 from prior Rural Elec- trifications loans -- will be used to finance 151 miles of distribution line to serve 945 new customers and to finance :extensive- system improve- ments including 6 miles of new tie line and conversion of 79 miles of existing lines. to a higher capacity." Covington Electric Coopera- tive serves in Covington, Crenshaw, and Escambia Co- unties in the Second District and Coffee, Dale, and Geneva Counties in the Third District. The loan was approved by the Department of Agriculture!s Rural Electrification Adminis- tration. -PERSONALS- Friends will be glad to learn that Ernest Manning has re- turned home after being con- fined, to a Pensacola hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Willette and daughter of Mobile, Capt. Larry Willette and family of Fort Racker visited Mr. and Mrs. George Welch this week. I Skidding accidents kill 10,000 persons each year. If your car starts to skid out of control take your foot off both the gas pedal and the brake. Control can be regained by counter- steering and pumping the brakes. PAGE 3 ,, Among Our Servicemen ALLEN LAWSON GRADUATES FROM TECH. SCHOOL Allen Lawson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawson, Route 2, Florala, graduated January 14 from Avionics Mechanics School, Fort Gordon, Georgia and was promoted to E-3. He left Sunday, January 16, for a two-year assignment in Ger- many. PRIVATE SIMMONS COMPLETES ARMY BASIC TRAINING JAMES BRAZZELL COMPLETES ARMY BASIC TRAINING Army Private James E. Brazzell, 20, son of Edward L. Brazzell, Florala, Ala., re- cently completed eight weeks of basic training at the IT. S. Army Training Center, Armor, Ft. Knox, Ky. He received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, combat tactics, military courtesy, military Jus- tice, first aid, and army his- tory and traditions. The soldier, whose wife, Jac- kle, lives on Route 1, Florala, is a 1969 graduate of Florala High School. FIREMAN PEACOCK REPORTS FOR DUTY ON USS LEXINGTON Navy Fireman Apprentice Daniel D. Peacock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon P. Peacock of Route 2, DeFuniakSprings, Fla. has reported for duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lexington homeported at Pensacola, Fla. He is a 1971 graduate of Wal- ton High School, DeFuniak, Fla. IJ Army Private Billy W. Sim- mons, 19, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Simmons, and wife, Glenda, live in Lau- rel Hill, Fla., recently com- pleted eight weeks of ba- sic training at the U. S. Army q~raining Center, Infantry, Ft. l~olk, La. He received instruction in ddill and ceremonies, weapons, m~p reading, combat tactics, military courtesy, military Jus- tlc~ first aid, and armyhlstory and traditions. Pit. Simmons is a 1971 gra- dual8 of Laurel Hill High School. January 13, we held our 4-H meeting. We had a mixed class with the 6th grade. We had to have a mixed class be- cause the pumps in the school were to be fixed. Song leaders led us in GOd Bless America and Sonny Edmondson led us in the 4-H pledge. Wesley Ager- ton, Willie Sasser, and Bid Sa- vage told about their horse pro: ject. Sonny Edmondson and Charles Skanes told about their: sow project. Bruce Baber showed us some grain he feeds his cows. Bid Savage told the class about the flowers he plan- ted at his house. Mark Franklin, Reporter W. S. Harlan, 5th Grade 4-H Club The January meeting was called to order by the presi- dent, Jan Ward. We sang a song led by Lois Aughtman. Thede- votion was given by Loraine Gunter. We then hadthe Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the 4-H Club pledge led by Brenda Edwards. Extension Home Agent, Bar- bara Becknell took charge. She made several announcements and talked to us about the four Basic Food Groups and making yeast breads. The meeting was adjourned by the president until February 10. Rhonda Phillips, Reporter W. S. Harlan Jr. High 4-H Club The W. S. Harlan 4-H meet- ing was held January 13, 1972. The fifth and sixth grades met together for the January meet- ing. The Devotional Chairman, Jackie Martin, led the devotion and Sonnya Spears led the pled- ges. Then we were led in two songs by Edith Matthews. The roll was called by J~nnifer Bry- an and Irene Petrites. The peo- ple who gave project reports were Sandra Hughes, a canis- ter, Jennifer Bryan, anapron and Edith Matthews, cookies. We discussed the Baked Foods Exhibit which will be held March l, and the Dairy Foods Demon- strations on March 2. The next meeting of the W. S. Harlan 4-H club will be held February 10. Rebecca Holley, Reporter W. S. Harlan 6th Grade 4-H Club - PERSONALS - Mr. and Mrs. Wallace B. Smith spent the weekend in Atlanta, Ga., visiting his sister, Mrs. Martha Bullock. Mrs. Ethel Powers has re- turned home from Jacksonville, Florida where she spent a month with her son, Mr. McLeod Powers and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Matson of Foley, Alabama we're guests of Mrs. Alma Scott and Mrs. Ethel Powers during the week- end. Elisa, Chert, Buddy and Dave Rhodes of Enterprise spent the weekend in Florala with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merton Reeves. For a stick-to-the-ribs ski burger, top hot hamburgers with Blue Cheese Butter made by beating together 1/2 cup sofened butter, I12 cup crumpled Blue Cheese and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. one out of ten guessed cor- rectly . . . that whole milk is 96.5 percent fat free! HOME FROM COLLEGE, the girl answered the phone and Did you know that milk and heard an unfamiliar male voice dairy foods are good sources say, "Come on over, we're wait- of high-quality protein? Two and one-half cups of milk con- ing for you." tain as much as a three-ounce Much annoyed, she inquired, serving of beef pot roast. So "To whom do you wish to do three-fourths of a cup, speak?" of cottage cheese and three ounces of Cheddar cheese. After a long pause the man Although whole milk contains only three and one-half per- cent fat, a recent USDA sur- vey reveals that three out of ten housewifes think milk is 50 )ercent fat or more. Only replied, "Sorry, I must have the wrong number! Nobody I know says 'whom'." Catholic Digest--July. Locate your blrthdate in sections below. Then read your personal message for each day of week ahead. FOR FRI., JAN. "hi. THROUGH THURS., JAN. 27 I lt~ Aries I Mar.'21-Aor~ 19 I Piu,o O I Ft. 21: You shouldn't play games with love, SA. 22: Your position accented. Prestige could rise. $u. 23: Don't duck challenges. Meet them head-on. MO.-24: One who isintemperate creates problems. w~i. 25: Certain people may be using you unfairly. 26: Good money day, but take no gambles. re, 27: You should not try to evade a new duty. I ~ Taurus I Apr, 20 - May 20 [ Venus 9 I Fit. 21: Sweet,talking person could be deceptive. SA.22: Someone seems too charming to be true. SU.23: Round out plans. Finish rather than begin. MO. 24: *Strive for harmony. Avoid money squabbles. 11J. 25: Good news or nice gift may come today. w|.* 26: You can'obtain, mome genuine bargains today, 114. 27: You ,may-have to render special services. I ~ Gemini I May 21 - June 20 I Mercury ~ [ ~. 21: Tendency is to take situations for granted. SA.22: Express thanks to someone who favors you. $U.23: Use unorthodox approach for good results. Me. 24: You're being observed by high-up officials. TU. 25: Financial situation could become erratic. ~E.. 26: Appraise persons as they actually exist. . 27: Pull yourself out of an emotional rut. [ ~ Cancer f June 21 - July 22 I, Moon (~ i FR. 21: You've the green light to go ahead. SA. 22: Put deals across by using your influence. $u. 23: A private venture can be advanced now. Me. 24: A crucial day regarding your finances. Tu. 25: Things just don't seem to break right.' W[. 26: Romance favored today. Welcome it! TN. 27: Recent pressures are due to be relieved. ! ~ Leo I July 23 - Aug. 22 I Sun O I Fit. 21: Welcome a change of scene. Travel, visit. SA.22: Good tidings arrive-just what you want. su.23: Hold up your end. Perform required duties. Me. 24: A bright star shines on income matters. TU. 25: Travel is on agenda. Get about more. WE. 26: Foresight needed in buying and budgeting. ?N. 27: Don't let money worries get you down. I ~.~ Virgo I Aug. 23 - Sept. 22 I Mercury } 'l Fit. 21: Someone expects an over-due letter. $A.22: Be sure to maintain peace with loved ones. $u.23: Best for dates with professional persons. Me. 24: Make basic change connected with money. ?u. 25: Contact those from whom you expect news. wl. 26: You can rise to the occasion and win. ?N. 27: Pleasant day. People are cooperative. I ~ Libra Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 I Venus ? [ FR. 211 Give attention to important legal matter. SA. 22: Give into desire for pleasure. Entertain. $U. 23: You'll excel during times of crisis today. MO. 24: Reveal no private matters. Be secretive. Tu. 25: Major trend shows strain on your finances. WE. 26: Speak up forcefully. ,Take the initiative. TH. 27: You may get wishes concerning love-making. I Scorpio I Oct. 23 . Nov. 21 I Mars ~r I FR.21: Unusual event leads to important contacts. SA. 22: See those who can be of financial help. SU. 23: You can now strengthen romantic ties. MO. 24: Moon signs show money problems today. ?U. 25: Best to be independent in activities. WE. 26: Don't take rosy proposals too seriously. TI4. 27: You could put yourself in a bad light. [ ~Sagittorius' Nov. 22 - Dee. 21 ' Jupiter I Ft. 21: Take off rose-colored glasses. Be realistic. SA. 22: Be deliberate and you'll accomplish more. $u. 23: You feel the weight of duties heavily. MO. 24: Place your ideas before right authorities. TU. 25: Time to improve your personal possessions. wE. 26: Let your mate or coworkers set the pace. TN: 27: Show all deference possible to elders. [ ~ Capricorn' Dec. 22 - Jan. 19 I Saturn b I Ft. 21: Excellent for ,.~ociability, creative ideas. sa. 22: Be with the one who makes you happy. su. 23: Associate mostly with opposite sex today. co. 24: A deal may slip through your fingers. TU. 25: A discussion may end uo in an argument. WE. 26: Exciting things happen. Romance favored. 27: Money efforts are under favorable aspects. [ Le~k Aquarius ! Jan. 20 - Feb. 18 I Uranus ~ i Fit. 21: You're due for a favorable change today. SA. 22: Strike while the iron is sizzling hot. $U. 23: New door of opportunity opens up today. MO. 24: You receive recognition for past deeds. TU. 25: Let go of a situation that's tormenting. WE. 26: Fine for taking trips and paying visits. TH. 27: You may be replaced by someone today. I ~ Pisces t Feb. 19 - Mar. 20 I Neptune ~ I Fit. 21: Friend with unique ideas provides pleasure. $A. 22: You're appealing to opposite sex today,., su. 23: Stress is on changes, relations with youm. MO. 24: Ease off and let others take over. tU. 25: Be smart and heed the voice of authority. w|. 26: Possible disturbance in health matters. TN. 27: Halt tendency to criticize. Be fair.