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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE6 THE FLORALA NEWS " THURSDAY, JANUARY THE PAXTON SENIORS OF THE WEEK •.. JERRY This week's senior is hand- some, popular, has black hair and gray-green eyes, and is a real "swinger". Oh yes, if you haven't guessed already, he is none other than Jerry Lindner. Jerry stands 5 feet I0 in- ches tall and weighs 150 pounds. His favorite colors are red, white and blue. Jerry's dis- likes include people who down grade loyal Americans and the U.S. Jerry was horn July 20, 1954 in Oxford, California. Jerry lives with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Lindner, in the Childrens' Home Commu- nity. Jerry has one sister, who ik married and residing in South Florida. Jerry enjoys riding motor- cycle, a 350 Honda and is very active in motorcycling, scram- bling and just having fun. For recreation, Jerry goes roller skating at either Opp or Flor- ala. Jerry's favorite foods are all kinds of sea foods, turkey, and just plain hamburgers. His favorite singing group is the Three Dog Night. Songs he likes are Sugar-Sugar, Cecelia, and Leaning on the Lamp Post. Jerry has traveled over much of the USA and in the future hopes to continue his travels. Jerry is a very active person and always enjoys a good time. We asked Jerry what would he do if he had a million dol- lars. He said, "I would set my self up with a large mo- torcycle (preferibly a dirt bike) and 40 acres of land and a nice house with a work shop. I'd also help anyone who needed my help." Jerry is a member of the National Rifleman's Associa- tion, and also a member of the local FFA Chapter. Jerry has other dislikes such as snobs, game law breakers and com- munist. Jerry says that he enjoys observing other people and their personality. Jerry's future plans are un- decided now. He hopes toattend a college or technical school. We know Jerry's great per- sonality and friendly manner should take him far in life. Jerry Jimmy Lindner Marsh This week's honored senior is James Allan Marsh, known to his friends at Paxton as Jimmy. Jimmy was horn Feb- ruary 3, 1954 in Dothan, Ala. He stands 6' I" tall and weighs 183 pounds. Jimmy's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Max Marsh of Paxton. Mr. Marsh is one of Paxton's school bus drivers. Jimmy has always attended PHS, beginning in the first grade. He has played basket- ball for the BOBCATS forthree years. He is an important member of the varsity team. Basketball, racing cars, foot- ball, and hunting, are just a few of Jimmy's many interest- ing hobbies. His favorite colors are red, white, and blue. Ham- burgers are his favorite food. Among his favorite groups, Grand Funk and Steppenwolf are on top. Jimmy ~ays that his pet peeve is "People who think, they know everything." Jimmy admits that he has made some New Year's reso- lutions. He says that he is going to "Try and stay out of trouble." His future plans (not definite, yet) include at- tending MacArthur Technical Trade School in Opp, Alabama. Jimmy is one of Paxton's friendliest students. We wish him the best of luck in life. With his personality, good looks, and ability he should be able to accomplish whatever he sets out to do. Seniors Receive Class Keys Senior class president, Ro- berts Schofield, has announced that the class keys have ar- rived. Class members could choose between a plain key, a necklace, or a bracelet. School guidance counselor, Mr. Jim Howell, recently dem- onstrated the operation of the new "Reader/Printer" during Mrs. Janie Goolsby's Senior English class. A microfilm card, describing a vocation, is placed into the machine. A copy is then reproduced on paper. i¸ , ~ ,~,~ , • ~ Ill PAXTON WHIPS POPULAR SPRINGS Paxton's Bobcats got back on the winning road last Tues- day night, defeating Poplar Springs at Poplar Springs. Fi- nal score was 62-47. The Bob- cats were behind at the end of the first quarter, 9-11. In the second quarter they put on a brilliant show and outscored Poplar Springs, 17-2. This brought them to a 26-13 lead at halftime. Danny Gem,Ilion was high scorer tossing in 16 points. The B-Team also defeated Poplar Springs in an earlier game. Final score was 34-26. Ronald Prater led his team in scoring. He tossed in 19 points. Philip Whittington fol- lowed with 10. BOBCATS DEFEAT BEARS Paxton's mighty Bobcats rolled up another victory last Friday night by defeating the Dozier Bears, 77 to 71, at Dozier. Dozier put up a good fight, only to be outclassed by the Bobcats. Leading scorer was Dennis Geoghagan with 32 points. The B-Team also beat Do- zier. Final score was 59 to 43. Paul Varnum was high point man with 25 points. BOBCATS FALL TO PONCE DE LEON First-ranked Ponce de Leon barely squeezed by Paxton's Bobcats last Saturday night in a game played at Ponce de Leon. Final score was 68-61. The Bobcats fought hard, but missed several shots, and shot a poor percentage from the foul shot line. Earl Ashley scored 26 points to lead the Bobcats. The B-Team bowed to Ponce de Leon, also. Final score was 59-43. The Bobcats just couldn't get it all together. David Burlison hit for 12 points, and was the B-Team's leading scorer. HOME ECONOMICS TEACHER, Mrs. Monetha Baldwin and F.H.A. member Sharon Cuddy are shown as they complete pre- paration for a faculty tea held in the home economics room last Thursday. t Z.~.~,~ -David Jones, '67 graduate visited us last Tuesday? -Paxton is now rated fourth place in state competition? - The Paxton-Poplar Springs victory was the 100th winning game for Coach Tom Plttman? Wowl - Jimmy Marsh visited the BY: IDennls Peele and journallsm class last week? l~n,,Baldwin A MOST EXCITING moment came in Mr. Glenn Thomas' biology class last week. He dropped a contact lens. Imme- diate help was rendered by Clint Washington and David Burlison. It was recovered a few moments later. Everyone stared as he replaced it. SEEN AROUND CAMPUS: - Marshel Smith, Kenny Cof- fey, Jerry Lindner, and Mike Fleming working on a motor- cycle. - Randy Roberts playing "King of the Bench" . . . -Debbie Perkins cutting out a weird looking man in the library. - Leigh Nobles wearing pears on her dress. - Lynn Carter makin~ a 50 van dash for the store. - Douglas Adams trying to lie down on the arcade. -Susan Covington and Betty Jordan chasing Rockey Stokes. - Mr. Drake carrying a U.S. flag down the hall. OOPS The Ponce de Leon pirates barely slipped by our mighty Bobcats. We still plan to beat 'em in the conference tournament, January 27-29. DID YOU KNOW? - Semester tests were hard? Report cards should go out - Happiness is being a senior? (At least, that's what the sen- iors say.) - Sissy Nogar can write let- ters by drawing pictures? - Joey Smith is a ladies' man? - Connie Adamsscored4points in the Poplar Springs game? THE READER/PRINTER is in full use with information on more than 100 occupations available. Anyone desiring in- formation on how to use the machine, should contact Mr. Jim Howell, guidance counse- lor, or Mrs. Sarah Ganey, me- dia specialist. PEOPLE WE WILL MISS: Bobby Joe Suggs, Jeanette and Annette Gilley, David Davis, and Glenda Spicer. OVERHEARD: - Mrs. Mayo White attended a music meeting in Daytona Beach last week. - The seniors are halfway through their last year of high school. - Martha Day likes to jump off the bleachers at Poplar Springs. - Mrs. Merle Woodham found a mysterious red leaf in the school yard. - David Crews' tape recorder he had last week. - The juniors have decided on a prom theme. They won't tell. -Mrs. Ida Lou Smith, Mr. next week. ~d Tom Pittman, the civics class- - Classes are making plans~ es,. and the journalism class for entering floats in the home- visited the Walton County court- coming parade? house Monday. They attended -Some of Paxton's students, a regular session of circuit wlH be ellgible to vote in the. court. forthcoming 1972 presidential election? - The beekeeping classroom was almost empty last Friday during second period? - An absentee sllp attacked Katherine Bartlett? EIGHTH GRADERS who were members of ',Paul Revere's Raiders". They defeated the "Minute Men" in a recent quiz program testing their knowledge of the American Revolution. Homecoming, always an ex- citing and special event at Pax- ton, will be held Friday, Feb- ruary 4, in the Paxton school e ,mr fill! IIil GWEN GIBSON is shown as she leads her first and mcoad grade students to music - Mrs. Audrey Pitman and Mrs. Maxine Hutcheson substi- tuted for Miss Kay Crawford and Mr. Glenn Thomas last week. REMEMBER: Nosey is watching YOU . . . !l GRADE NEWS gym. Festivities will get un- derway in the afternoon with a parade. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. Coaches Tom Pitt- man and Larry Geoghagan will recognize players of past years, as well as members of this year's team. The BOB- CATS will then engage in a spirited meet with the Samson Tigers. A highlight of the evening will be the crowning of the 1972 Homecoming Queen, and the presentation of her court. Their names will not be announced until crowning time. Grades 7-12 held class meet- ings last Tuesday, January 11, during activity period. Their purpose was to make plans for the Homecoming Parade. This year's theme will be "Happy Days Are Here Again". The Walton Jr. High School band will be on hand to march in the parade. The parade will originate at the school and pass through Florala, Alabama and return to the school. All alumni, students, and friends of PHS are asked to make plans to attend the big game and renew old acquain- tances. READING LAB - Mr. Sel- lers' and Mrs. Wbartley's read- ing classes are learning how to use audio visual tools. They are studying comprehension and viewing educational films. Mrs. Durell's fifth grade so- cial studies students are learn- ing about the gold rush, Cali- fornia, Oregan, and Texas. In Mrs. Peacock's English class, they are studying about mon- sters, and reading abouta mon- ster, Monsters of Myth and Legends. They have beendraw- ing pictures of monsters. In Mr. Jim Davis' science and health classes they saw a film about insects and have been giving reports on the human heart and the body. They also took a test in math class. The first and second graders have been missing Mrs. Eva Dell Kelley. She has been ab- sent from school for the past few days. Mrs. McHenry's kindergar- ten class received two new black hoards. They also have some new science and math notebooks. They are also learn- ing how to spell and write. The third grade class of Mrs. Rita Mosley has a new student, Melinda Jones. They are glad to have her. They have started reading a new social studies hook. The sixth graders are studying for a test next Mon- day. They have also received two new students, Brenda Jones and Ken Harris. They hope that the new students will enjoy their stay at Paxton. THURSDAY - T u r k e y salad, canned tomatoes, butter beans, "Prosperity is something sliced peaches, bread, butter, you feel, fold and mail to milk. Washington." FRIDAY - no school!! Myron Thompson, a Zb-year- old Yale Law School senior, will join the staff of Alabama Atty. Gen. Bill Baxley June l and be assigned to duties in criminal prosecution, accord- ing to an announcement today at Baxley. Thompson, an honor student at Yale and a native of Ala- bama, is the first black attorney to become an assistant attorney general in Alabama history, Baxley said. "I'm delighted to have the promise of the services of this outstanding attorney," Baxley said. "He is an honor stud- ent at Yale Law School and has a fine record." . Thompson, who earned an un- dergraduate degree in political science at Yale University, is a member of Aurelian Honor Society and Yale YacHt Club. He earned a four-year schol- arship to Yale. During summers, he has worked for Atlantic-Richfield Oil Co. He has worked with New York City Boys Club, teaching outdoor skills to in- ner-city youth. Baxley said Thompson "will not be the last" black attorney on his staff. He credited Joe Reed, assistant executive se- cretary of the Alabama Ed- ucation Association and chair- man of the Alabama Democratic Conference, with trying to in- terest black law school grad- uates in working for the state's Attorney General. Baxley emphasized, however, that Thompson was sought out not because of his race, but ))ecause of his attainme ~ts. Laurel Hill City Council Meeting The Laurel Hill City Council, meeting in regular session Thursday night, approved a completed brochure geared to- ward displaying the potentials the community can offer in- dustries interested in expansion in this area. The Laurel Hill Industrial Expansion committee, ap- pointed by the council, con- ducted a community-wide sur- vey to determine the attributes possessed by the Laurel Hill area which would be most at- tractive to expanding industries and compiled their findings in the brochure. In other action the council announced the last payment on the city's firetruck had been made, and waiting approval from Stae Department of Transportation to cross Highway 85 with a water main to City Hall. The council rejected a $25.00 bid on the old pump, pipe and tank presently located at city hall, and voted to extend the bid time on the equipment until the February 3 meeting. Clerk Bill Hurston reported to the council that 58 persons registered during the voter re- gtsteration_period December 20 through December 31, foratotal voters registeration of 235. The registeration books were open- ed for the purpose of allowing those not previously registered in the city to do so in order to vote in a special voting on Tuesday January 18, for the purpose of determining whether or not the City council should appoint a Marshall and esta- blish a Municipal court, and police department. Witnesses Conduct Bible Study Course Jehovah's Witnesses invite everyone to join with the lo- cal Witnesses in increasing their Bible knowledge. Mr. Walter Anderson, spokesman for the Witnesses in the local area, stated that the full program for Bible study and Bible talks are now being conducted in Florala at 818 E. 5th Ave. Mr. Willie Gilmer has the responsibility for the local group, with Bible Study each Tuesday evening at' 7:00 p.m. The Public Talk on Sundays at I0:00 a.m., followed by astudy of the Bible using the Watch- Tower as an aid at ll:00 a.m. Mr. Gilmer is well qualified in his ministry, having served as Ministry School servant in Opp. The Witnesses in Florala ex- tend to all a welcome to attend any or all the meetings of Jehovah's Witnesses. 'TII accompany you on the drums while you talk." T ri-City Merchants Sati: Christmas Promotional Cam The Trl-City Merchants sent as the largest Association, in regular session city at one time. Tuesday afternoon, expressed In other action th complete satisfaction of the lion plans to start Christmas promotion when a a bigger and better l 1972 car was given away. All on the 24th of Junet reported excellent business, especially during the last two weeks before the give-away date of December 24. The crowd at that drawing was described by association members pro- ELECTRICIAN COURSE OFFERED AT MacARTHUR Night classes are to begin at MacArthur State Technical Institute, Opp, Alabama on Feb- ruary 3, 1972. The course that will be taught is 1971 - National Electrical Code. The objectives of this course are: (1) To teach the electri- cian to read the National Elec- trical Code. (2) To up grade the electrician by reviewing the changes in technology, meth- ods of installation and new elec- trical materials. (3) To aid each electrician in developing a better understanding of the 1971 code. Classes will meet on Thurs- day night of each week from 7:00 to 10:00 in the Industrial Elec- tricity Department. The length of the course will be 12 weeks. For additional information write or call Mrs. Cecil Hug- gins, MacArthur State Techni- cal Institute, P. O. Box 247, Opp, Alabama. Telephone 493- 3573, Monday through Friday, S:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. JOB CORPS FOR THE ELDERLY TO ~md discussed as .)rlzes, or cash. Plans for the June l will be finalized at meeting. Also to terest in the for a Merchants discussed and this finalized at the ing. Tne Association bigger and P72 promotion. tails will be lure meeting. All merchants Join in and take tivities of the Tire Storage The tires on vehicles need tion during age. The Council -- Remove the the vehicle, thus t weight off the -- Reduce the air 10 pounds. --Store the tires dry place away and electrical (ozone produced tends to cause terioration). If tire removal is ble, the vehicle placed on blocks, and then deflated to te~ pressure, the Council BE PROPOSED A national jobs corps for the elderly will be proposed early in the new session of Congress by a legislator who has become a self-appointed ombudsman for senior citizens. Rep. David H. Pryor, D-Ark., said his bill would be geared to providing part-time jobs for an estimated 14 mil- lion oldsters. Pryor said his bill is drawn from recommendations made be college students he recruited to research problems of the elderly for three months. It would have the Depart- ments of Labor, Interior, and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) cooperate in devising programs and setting aside jobs for the elderly. Pryor cited the Labor Department's green thumb pro- gram, where low-income groups are reserved jobs on conservation and beautifica- tion projects, as the kind of program that should be ex- panded to cover the nation's ~.ntire elderly population. "The elderly want to do something...they want to be constructive and produc- tive," Pryor said. "I want to see this reservoir of talent used. At this point it is being wasted. Pryor maintains a majority of the nation's elderly are hardy and strong, physically able to handle a variety of jobs. He said he probably will of- fer •several other bills after the student,s report on problems of the elderly is Industry Study Make Shopping gency order reduction of merchandise are the: portant elements want from manufacturers, a recent study of Foods Corporation. Grocery ~irms, ir areas vital to stressed the on-time deliveries tion of indicated that whea ders occur, they and store through lost sales, by interfering with f dising activities. In assessing ture developments, firms foresee should traffic con deliveries in areas to nighttime creased payroll additional ties and equipment of If you're a lady milk is important and that of your Drink three or milk each day, or valent in another such as cottage cgeam. Doctor in the Kitchen® by Laurence M. Hursh, M.D. Consultant, National THE TRAVELING EXECUTIVE Now that the Holidays have passed businessmen are busy traveling again. Most of their cus- tomers and colleagues were too busy or otherwise preoccupied to be seen during the Christmas sea- son. Now the rush is on again and everyone is anxious to get a good start on the New Year. What will this mean in terms of businessmen eating out? It will mean hotels, motels, and restaurants are again filled with business entertaining, or simply with businessmen eating alone as they rest from a busy day out of town. It means that many of your husbands are on the eating-out routine again. So perhalm it's a good time to take a good look at how your husband eats when be's out of town. Have you ever checked? Does He Overeat I hate to be a kill-joy. But many husbands undoubtedly owing. eat, both at home and on the read -- especially on the road and on an expense account. And it's not necessarily their fault. If you are entertaining, or being enter- tained, it is difficult to be re- strained ff others insist on "liv- ing it up." T1ouble is, it ups the waistline, but good! So, does your husband need to reduce? That's your ata~ng point. If not, there's no ~eed to worry, unless, of know for sure his balanced. If that is you've got to get food groups, variety of foods from group, the milk group, and fruits, and breads als. But if his lem at least he's calories okay. But for the overweight -- you get him moti~ted he is eating, and when he is out of town. be terribly difficult. to handle foods and discretion. It is watch the average businessman eat. What is needed are tables and fruits, less servings of fatty things like french no substitute for a of fruits, vegetables, dicious selections cereals, protein foods meat, fish, poultry, cheese. And your to drink milk for its tamtns, and protein consumption. watch large cuts of meat, toes. And easy on the You want him i