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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. " SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. LORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1972 PLAYERS are, standing. Jerome Woodham, Tim Willis, Lane Cravey, Gre- Ricky Sightler and Coach Strickland. Kneeling, are Bill Sellars, Tex Cassidy, and Fletcher Gibson; Team, coached came Second place honors -~cent Florala In- ~-Team Tournament orala. Losing only a in the finals, the on an impressive the three-day tour- first round against Zats, a 38-32 vic- Store for Florala. were led by the Ricky and Scored eleven and y. Next charging Wild- Elba team. pro- demolish Elba by downed Red Level in the semi- finals. In the final game, An- dalusia threatened to run the 'Cats out of the contest early "in the second half. Rebounding well and racking up buckets, Andy's Bulldogs seemed to have the game well under control. However, the gutty Florala B- team charged back in the last quarter. The attack was head- a seventeen point margin, 42- 25. Scoring leaders for Florala were Lane Cravy with thirteen points, Royce Sightler, who had nine, and Fletcher Gibson with six. This set the stage for the Florala- Andalusia Champion- ship match-up. The outstanding AndY B-team had previously ed by Fletcher Gibson, who scored all of his eighteen points in the final half. Gibson, who couldn't miss at the end of the game scored a remarkable total of twelve points in the fourth quarter. The Florala attack was not quite enough, though. Andy won first place with a 51-46 victory. Willie Ray Huckabaa added nine points during the game for the second place Wild- cats. Elba defeated Red Level in the consolation contest to receive third place honors. Named to the All-Tourna- ment team from Florala were Lane Cravy and Ricky Sightler, whose injury during the final stages of the championshiphurt Wildcat comeback hopes. SENIOR hustle and bustle. to school after h, the stu- FtS have taken time a newcomer to Student is Ricky came to Florala Florida, where as a pastor there. the pastor of the sport is has- e says he wishes here but the already half over. basketball Ricky en- SPort that is filled ;ked how he likes he says: Well . . but you know lived here that Put to the real test asked him wno his ~Crher was. His re- rs. Jones -- she ~ave a lot of life that Ricky and his enjoy living in Flor- SPOTLIGHT .I~CKY ala, and from every student and faculty member we would like to welcome him! "FAMOUS QUOTES" FROM TEACHERS" The main purpose of this article is to reveal some of the priceless, but generally un- noticed, quotes from the fabu- lous Florala Faculty that warm up cold winter days. Mrs. Jones - "This paper is so thin it only has one side." Mr. Stevenson - "May I have your attention please?" Mr. Wallace - "I know the an- swer, but you couldn't pay me to tell you." Coach Odom -"What is life? (momentary pause for effect) Life is... " Mr. Strickland - "Today we shall discuss everything you wanted to know about the monas- tery system in England, during the reign of Henry VIII, but were afraid to ask." Mrs. Birge - "Florala HIGH School, may I help you?" Miss White - "Hey, I didn't know that!" Mrs. Thomas - "Who are you going with NOW?" Mr. Powell - (Driver's Ed.) "We're approaching a stop sign. STOP! STOP! We passed it! STOP! Let me out'a here!!!" Mrs. Richburg - STUDENTS! IF YOU MUST TALK, whisper!" Mr. Lancaster - "Well, ya'll understand this?" Mr. Maddox - "It bugs me tremendously." Mr. Revell - "We will read it together, as one unto an- other." Sherry Harrison, Peggy Llndsey and Steve deep concern over their income tax problems. Study Income Tax rs of FHS just re- a new division course. of Income Tax reful supervision The Seniors ling out various Also, they ng the different with different Pates. Some of the the Seniors have already studied are: W4E, W4, and SS-5. The purpose of this Income tax study is to give the students a better understanding of the procedures in filling out and filing income tax returns. Americans average 591 phone calls a year, the Catholic Digest states. FHS BASKETBALL BAND The Court Jesters, a popu- lar addition to the basketball games at Florala High School, will again be performing for the home games. Everybody seems to agree that the group adds a great deal to the home games. The group is directed by Mr. Tom Maddox who also conducts the marching band and concert band. The members are select- ed from the marching band and concert band, and consists of mainly the first chair players. It is an honor to be selected to perform with this group. One of the amazing things about this band is the versi- tility of the members. Every- thing from "Rock" music to Country-Western hits are per- formed at each game. There is certainly something that everyone will like. Later on in the year, there are plans to add yet a new demension to the games. A group of girls from the band have been working hard to perfect a routine to perform to the music of the "Court Jesters" at the half times. This will be very enjoyable for all. Miss Kathy Franklin is the leader of this drill team. We hope you will come out to the basketball games and hear this fine group of high school musicians. You wonat be sor- ryl THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: "SILVER TOUNGED DEVIL" "Hark! Wfi'st thou doest thy dost thusly? What do you think? Pretty good, huh?" "Well, yeah, Percy. But I give up. What's it supposed to be?" "Elmer, you're a goofball? Don't you know Shakespeare when you here it? You have no class, no poise." "Wow! That English really has seeped into your brain, Percy. You must like it a heck of a lot." "Yea, verily, verily I hold that thy lips hath spake the truth -- even though thou art only a lowly knave (underclass- man)." "Hey! Did you call me a dirty name?" "O, but how mine heart, mine mortal heart dost long to cast forth in the elegance of lan- guage embellished that beauty of life which mine eyes per- ceive." "What are you getting at?" "I just said that even the most common things of life may sound beautiful if I could speak them in this fancy En- glish." "Give me a for instance." "Alas, you varlet dos't give way to the burning desire and seething passion for the lustful craving to appease his appe- tite. Even now he works past others to obtain his objective." "Translate." "See Mr. Rebel breaking ahead of all the students in the lunch line?" "Oh, I get it. That's pretty good. Do another." "My ears relate a message. They tell of musical tones, those of a collosal metallic balloon. In all probability is- sued forth from a mechanical audio device." "What's that mean?" "I heard music that sounded like Ted Zeppelin on a cas- sette recorder." "Gee, speaking like that really does add more beauty to it." "Yeah. I just wish people could learn to put beauty in our modern English." "So do I." "It would only take 3 words." "Really! What?" "Peace, love, and forgive- hess. ' ' WHAT IS A TEACHER? A teacher is a human being who helps others achieve know- ledge, skills, and attitudes. I feel that students often take their teachers for granted. Have you ever thought of how im- portant teachers are to our world? They provide guidance for their students and strive to promote a desire withintheir minds to learn. A good teacher must enjoy working with people! He.gets his satisfaction from helping his students. They are concern- ed about their students and offer their advice when a stu- dent has a problem and needs help. Teachers always leave an impression on each student and are watched by everyone! The qualities of a good teacher in- clude a good education, interest in his work, and patience. I believe that all of the FHS teachers can be placed in the category of "GOOD TEA- CHERSI" by Beth Harrison SEMESTER TESTS To avoid the dread Just stay in bed. If you have to come Pretend you're dumb. Don't act crazy Just sometimes lazy. It gets the teachers every day To think you're not as bright as they! Don't study late Cause books you hate. Forget dull history, That stupid o1' mystery English the same We're sorry we came We'll try our best to stay away Fish bite better on semester test day! Look at the bright side And what lies ahead. It's our last half of misery Our last half of dread Don't be discouraged And don't be dismayed. The day will come When you'll be glad you stayed. by Kay Gomillion LAUGH LINES Mrs. Palmore: Give me a se, tence with an object. Pupil: You are very beautiful. Mrs. Palmore: What's the ob- jed? Pupil: A good mark. Mr. Wallace: Tell me some- thing important about the sci- entists of the 18th century. Student: Mr. Powell, May I take the Driver's Ed. car to the Big R for lunch? Mr. Powell: What do you think your feet are for? Student: One for the brake and the other for the gas! Sally: What position do you play on the football team, Willie Ray? Willie Ray: End, Guard, and Tackle. Sally: What's that mean? Willie Ray: Sitting on the end of the bench, guard that water- bucket and tackle anybody that comes near it. A college boy wrote home to his father: No men, No fun. Your son. His father wrote back: Too bad. How sad. Your dad. First father: What's your son taking up in high school? Second father: Space. Student: ls it true that man developed from gorillas? Mr. Powelh It's been pretty well proven. Student: But what about all the gorillas that are gorillas now? Mr. Powelh They were the smart ones! Mrs. Kendrick: What is the keynote of good manners? Mr. Maddox: B natural Coach Baggett: We sure did have fun last year at tile beach. First my wife would bury me and then I would bury her. Mr. Strickland: That sounds like fun. Coach Baggett: It was! Next year I'm going back and dig her up. Randy: What did Mr. Powell say when you told him you smashed up the Drivers Ed. car? Pare: Shall I leave out the swear words? Randy: Certainly! Pare: He didn't say a word. Coach Odom: Boy, lie flat on your back and move your feet in the air as if you were pe- daling a bicycle. Steve, move those feet! Steve: But Coach, I'm coast- ing? Mrs. Jones: What is Ba plus Na2? Alg. I student: Banana! Mrs. Smith: How much do you weigh today, Debbie? Debbie: One-hundred and plenty! Mr. Revell: Sherry, I see you are improving your typing. You only made six mistakes. Sherry: Oh, thank you Mr. Re- vell! Mr. Revelh Now let's look at the second line. Mr. Stevenson: Ughum! Stu- dents we're going to have a half day of school this morn- ing. Students: Yea! Great! Won- derfulII Mr. Stevenson: And we'll have the other half this afternoon. IF TODAY WERE TOMORROW, WHAT WOULD YOU DO TODAY THAT YOU DIDN'T DO YES- TERDAY? Mr. Strickland - "Apply So- crates time regression theory to gain back the day I lost." Bill Sellers - "Think about what I did the day before yes- terday." Virginia Petritsis - "Find out what Socrates time regression theory is." Mrs. Thomas - "Finish ex- terminating a few people in World History class." Mary Kathryn Mitchell- "No- thing because I could have clone everything I had to do yester- day." Saxton Wagner - "Pass a few tests!" Paul Maddox - "Make a mil- lion dollars and buy a Stein- way Grand." Debbie Madden - "Study for my biology test." Gracie Morris - ',Write Buddy a longer letter with an ink pen that writes a lot heater." P.S. Pat Hughes has an ink pen I need. Patricia Hughes - "Learn how to do a tabulation problem in third period." Dennis Gibbs - "Go duck hunt- ing." Malissia Garrett - "Go to Mont- gomery and see Heather." Let the weak say, I am strong.--(Joel 3:10). There is never a time when we do not have available to us all the strength, all the power, all the help we need to cope with arything. God, in His infinite mecy provides all these things. All we ~eed do is to seek His assistance. PAGE 7 IEIEI[L lilSPAIqll .... IBP~T IT ml~llBimm The annual rate of the Indus- trial Commodities component of the Wholesale Price Index, over the 3-month period, declined 1.3 percent compared to the rate increase of 5.7 percent over the preceeding 6 months. Economy Responds To Guidelines Government controls are na- turally distasteful to most Am- ericans; nevertheless, the crisis brought about the infla- tionary situation left no other viable alternatives. There is much recent evidence to show that the American economy is responding positively to the President's new economic ini- tiatives. Post-freeze data, measuring the health of the eco- nomy in diverse ways, under- score quite clearly the reason for the increasing optimism of the nation's leading economists. The wage-price freeze worked, and there is every reason to believe that the post-freeze ini- tiatives will, too. 1972 should indeed be a very good year. Here are the facts: CONSUMER CONFIDENCE- The Sindlinger Consumer Con- fidence Index is steadily increa- sing. It was I17.7 immediately before the imposition of the freeze; it was 128.5 on Novem- ber 17 and 130.3 on December 22. EMPLOYMENT Employ- ment is up over a million and a half workers since June. Em- ployment has reached 80,000,000 for the first time ever. In addition, there was another increase in the average work week in November which means many more people are working many more hours. INTEREST RATES - Interest rates have continued to decline - the Federal Reserve Board has lowered the discount rate. RETAIL SALES - November estimates for retail sales are 13 percent above one year ago. For December, sales were 10 percent ahead of last year's. AUTOMOBILE SALES - Auto sales continue at an all time record high. INDUSTRIAL PRODUC- TION - The Industrial Produc- tion Index (output of the na- tion's factories, mines and util- ities) registered the largest ad- vance since the Spring of 1971. HOUSING STARTS - The rate of housing starts in the first 10 months of 1971 was at a high- er annual rate than any year in history and is still rising. PERSONAL INCOME - From October to November there was a 3.5 billion dollar annual rate increase in overall personal income. PRICES - The Consumer Price Index for November re- gistered the smallest annual rise since February, 1968. The annual rate of the Wholesale Price Index in the September to November, 3-month period declined 0.8 percent compared to the rising 4.6 percent rate in the 6 months prior to the freeze. SUMMARY - The foregoing evidence of expansion and re- vitalization of the American economy should serve as reas- surace that the nation is on ~ts way to achieving the goal of prosperity in peacetime with- out inflation. One other price survey that affects each of us was conducted by the Depart- ment of Labor. That survey re- vealed in a price tabulation of 87,000 items, over 90 percent of those items remained un- changed or actually declined in price during September and Oc- tober. Even with the evidence before them, the critics will undoubtedly continue their at- tacks on the President's econo- mic policies, but the facts speak for themselves. I II Drive extra carefully on cold winter mornings. Frost cov- ered roads are very slippery and dangerous. Take your time even if you are late. At least you will get there. Experienced And Inexperienced Apply Between AoM.= M. ual Emp merit Opportunity CORNER "'EST FIFTH "V ENUE SORTH SIXTH STREET ------ANNUAL All Winter Merchandise Going At Low - Low Prices. SPORTSWEAR PRICE Large Table Of ALL PRICES DRASTICALLY SLASHED ENDS VALUES TO $ 10.98 going for HATS BAGS O UNBELIEVABLE BARGAINS PANT SUITS PRICE PRIC DRESSES PRICE Large Assortment Of ,JEWELRY MASTERcHARGE BANKAMERIcARD r ALL SALES CASH AND FINAL SALE STARTS FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1972 SERVING YOU PLEASES US JANE HAMILTON ELIZABETH WEBSTER