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ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST ESTABLISHED IN 1900 LOCATION OF 103 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS URTH YEAR NUMBER 44 FLORALA, ALABAMA 364.42 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, jANUARY 24, 1974 lOc PER SINGLE COPY nor Wallace To At LBWJC in the his- Wallace State ill be written 28, when Wallace arrives on campus to partici - pate in dedication ceremonies scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. in LBW's spacious new Student Center. . GOVERNOR WALLACE Work On tion Hall one are Board for Scouts Painted se- Past two plans to until the Operation. project merit bad- home re- the facility of re- for our corn- are to as shuffle table ten- and mu- Other Will have wishing , ect; meet- }S contribu- the Board espec- ave skills Carpentry e. much of LS beyond Le troop. work, replacing worn light fixtures and switches, installing elec- trical outlets, installing a ladies rest room on the first floor and many miscellaneous items. Anyone interested in assisting in this effort should contact J. C. (Buddy) Strick- land or any Board member. Members of the Board are Lou Pelham, J. C. Strick- land, James Peters, J. T. Ful- ler and Johnny Ray Cook. The Florala Planning Com- mission has advised the Re- creation Board that all ma- terials and work time spent on recreation projects can be used as the city's part of matching funds for state and federal grants for more facilities. This means that the time and money spent in this effort will not only provide a recreation cen- ter in the near future, but will count toward acquiring funds to build such things as municipal tennis courts, swim- ming pool and neighborhood parks. The Board and the Troop hope that the citizens of our commfinity will help in the timely completion of this much needed facility. Kim George Scoutmaster u ght er ed At" Farm of Fri- sibly four men. Le early The men carried 11 hogs 9th, the away,, but not before they :ekes of butchered nine at the nlant. by pos- CONTINUED TO PAGE 9 Dr. William McWhorter, LBW president, has extended a public invitation to all per- sons throughout the area to join the faculty, staff, and stu- dent body for this occasion. In addition to Dr. McWhorter, LBW's Dean of Instruction Charles Viverette and Bryant Steele, Dean of Students, will take part in directing the de- dication of three campus build- ings. Special music will be provided by the LBW Colle- giate Singers, under the direc- tion of Jerry Padgett, LBW music instructor. The appearance of Governor Wallace will be a highlight of the program as he delivers the dedicatory address during his second visit to tl Andalusia college in less than three years. The facilities to be dedicated during Monday's ceremonies include the Lib- rary- Learning Resources Cen- ter, Gymnasium-Fine Arts Complex and the recently com- pleted Student Center. During the ceremonies, LBW's Student Center will be officially named the Jeff Bis- hop Student Center, in memory of Jeff Bishop who lost his life in an automobile accident in 1973 just before entering his senior year at Andalusia High School. Following his death, a memorial fund was establish- ed at LBW as a rememberance to the son of Mr. 'and Mrs. Dige Bishop. A portrait of young Bishop will be unveiled by classmate, Jimmy Grooms, president of the senior class at Anda!uia High School. Among the dignitaries in- vited and expected are Mayor Chalmers Bryant, of Andalusia; Mayor Malcolm Senn, of Opp; state legislators Crum Foshee, of Red LeveI; Harold wise, of Kinston; and Frank Jackson, of Opp. Also expected are Dr. LeRoy Brown, State Superintendent of Education; C. J. "Red" Sulli- van, of Andalusia, Director of Civil Defense and a member CONTINUED TO PAGE 9 '/ / . . PRESTWOOD ROGER PRESTWOOD SEEKS RE.ELECTION TO SECOND TERM Roger Prestwood is this week announcing his candidacy to seek a second term as District Attorney. He intends to oua- lily on February 2, 1974 s when the State Democratic Committee meets in Birming- ham. Throughout the tenure of his first term, he has worked for justice for all persons without fear or favor. Prestwoodstat- es, "I have enjoyed a cordial and sincere relationship with many Grand Jurors who come from throughout the County and who are invariably a dedicated group of citizens. I have been repeatedly commended by Grand Juries and by individual Grand Jurors for the conduct of my office in pursuit of jus- tice. I wish publicly to thank all Grand Jurors and Petit Jurors who have served the cause of justice in my first term of office." Prestwood says be intends to wage a positive campaign for re-election based on his record and performance as a full time prosecutor. "During my tenure, the County Commissioners in response to recommendations of Grand Juries have added a jail facility for juveniles and insane persons," Prestwoed stated. FLOR-ALA ROCKETTES to open the show and provide entertainment at the 1974 LBW Junior College Beauty Pageant in Andalusia this Saturday evening at the Anda- lusia High School Auditorium at 8:00 o'clock. Girls are (left to right) Lisa Waller, Opp; Sandra King, Vicki Lindsey, and Jan Pucker from DeFuniak Springs; Louisa Belcer, Opp; Marion Taylor, Andalusia; Carrie Savage, Florala; Ruth Riley, Andalusia; Karen King, DeFuniak Springs; Laurie Davis, Laurel Hill; Sissie Savage, Florida; Dugan Wiess and Rita Wamble from DeFuniak Springs; Lisa McDaniel and Sonya Moseley from Florala; and Viki Brant, Crestiew. This popular dance group from the Dorothy Sellars Studio in Florala is also rehearsing for their next appearance which is in Crestview on February 9, and for their tenth annual performance at the Rattlesnake Rodeo Beauty Pageant in Opp in March. UNDER DIRECTION OF DOROTHY SELLARS i LB W B ,00auty Pageant Scheduled For Saturday Song, dance and a parade of beauties will provide con- tinuous entertainment on Sa- turday evening, January 26, as the curtain rises on the fourth annual beauty pageant at LBW . . SEYMOUR 00eymour Announces Candidacy James W. Seymour announc- es his plans to qualify for the Alabama House of Represen- tatives from Covington County. Covington County (75th Dis- trict) is Covington County minus that part the Federal District Court in Montgomery awarded to the Coffee and Geneva Counties. For the past 19 years Jimmy has operateJ a growing busi- ness here in Andalusia. Dur- ing that period of time he has served actively with the civic and business clubs in Andalusia and the county. During the Korean Conflict he served with the Air Force. Being a veteran he is an active member of the American Le- gion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Showing an interest in the county and its economic pro- gress, Jimmy has served with the Andalusia/Covington Coun- ty Area Chamber of Com- merce and the Lions Club where he is presently serving as a director. The Andalusia Plan- ning Commission is fortunate in having him serve his third year as Secretary. Also serv- ing as President of the Anda- lusia Merchants Association, an officer in the Chamber of Commerce," Covington County Rural Development Club, Cone- cub River Industrial Develop- ment Board and the Civitan Club, has given him a first hand impression of the coun- ty's needs. He and his lovely wife, the former Jan Shiver of Anda- lusia, have two children. Karen attends Andalusia High School and Jim attends Andalusia Mid- dle School. The family are members of the First Metho- dist Church were Jim serves his second year on the pre- siding board of that church. i i AA MEETS Alcoholics Anonymou s Meets Every Monde/ Night At 8:00 P.M. In The Old Evans Funeral Home.. Any person With A Drinking Problem Is Welcome. i i State.Junior College. The pro- duction will be staged in the Andalusia High School Audi- torium at 8:00 p.m. An elaborate stage setting will provide the background as the pageant winner is crowned at the climax of final compet- ition by the retiring Miss Lur- leen B. Wallace State Junior College Beth Little, of Anda- lusia, a sophomore at LBW. The competition will get underway on Saturday morning when the contestants present their talent to the trio of judges in a private session on the LBW campus. At noon Robbery Attempt Foiled At Grab-A-Sak An apparent robbery was foiled late Saturday night at the Grab-A-Sak, located in Paxto n. The would-be robber entered though the back door using a metal object to gain extrance, and was in the act of removing merchandise when 'Cats Place Second In SAC Tournament BY MARTY BYRD The Florala Wildcat experi- enced their first taste of defeat this season at the hands of the Andalusia Bulldogs in the finals of the SAC Tournament Satur- day night at LBW Junior Col- lege. The 'Dogs squeeked by the 'Cats 59-56 in an upset. The Wildcats won the Andalusia Christmas Tournament by a 3- point margin which goes to prove the two teams are pretty evenly matched demanding real competitve action on the court, and leaving room for little or no errors on the part of the winner when these two teams meet. Florala entered tournament play last Wednesday against Elba. The Tigees took an early first quarter lead 13-12. In the second period Florala blew Elba off the court by taking a 13 point lead. At the half Florala led 41-26. Behind the 8 points of Greg Burke the Wildcats picked up a 21 point lead in the third quarter. The final score was 74-53. Three men scored in double figures: Robert James 24; Greg Burke 20; and Sylves- ter Owens II. James Tyson was high-man for Elba with 19 points and Clint Daniels had 16. The leading rebounder for Florala was Greg Burke with 17. Friday night Florala played Geneva for the second game. The Wildcats pulled loan 18-10 lead in the first quarter with Robert James having 6 poiqts. Geneva's record is 10 and 4 on the season. In the second period Geneva made up 4 points but Florala led at half time 29- 25. In the third quarter Flo- rala outscored Geneva 16-10 for a 10 point lead. The Wild- cats were able to gain 8 more points for a final score of 73-55. Florala made 33 field goals and 7 free throws. Elba made 22 field goals and II free throws. Melvin Bryant led Elba with a total of 28 points. The Wildcats had three play- ers in double figures: Robert James 21; Sylvester Owens 19; and Lane Cravey I0. In the finals Florala was clipped by Andalusia 59-56. This game made Florala 14-I while Andalusia's record is 11-3. Florala had three players in the double figure column: Ro- bert James 15; SylvesterOwens A Robert James SAC MVP 15; and Be Caraway 14. Jeff McQueen and Ray Wee- den led the Bulldogs with 14 and 12 points respectively. Through the Wildcats were downed 34-26 at half time, they fought back to a 6 point lead with a few minutes leR in the third period. At the end of the third quarter the score was tied 44-44. Robert James was selected Most Valuable Player of the All-Tournament Team. James was joined by teammate Greg Burke on the 12-man All Tour- ney Team. McQueen, Tracey Davis and Waverly Flowers made the tournament dream team from Andalusia. Joining them on the squad were Cleve Fields and David Thompson from Evergreen, Johnny Lee and Melvin Bryant from Geneva, David Head of El- ba, David Jones of Opp and Johnny Saley and James Green of Troy. Planning your work is good, but doing it is much b.tter. discovered. Reports are that Tommy Bis- hop returned to the store to get some butter that hehad for- gotten earlier. When he started to enter the store he saw the robber in the back aisle and attempted to stop him. Bishop fired one shot in the store at the burglar, and then chased after him through the back door where he fired five other shots. It was reported that when the burglar was discovered, heat- tempted to cover his face with his right arm and apparently had a pistol in that hand. No merchandise was re- ported stolen, although whoever was in the process of stealing went though all the places that Grab-A-Sak normally keeps their overnight money. The man being sought is reported as being a white male, about 6 feet, tall, weigh- ing approximately 185 to 190 pounds and had medium length hair. The Walton CountySher- iff's department is presently investigating the incident, and possible suspects are being sought. It was reported to this news- paper that there have been va- rious other attempts to gain entrance into the Grab-A-Sak building. the judges and contestants will get underway on Saturday morning when the contestants present their talent to the trio get together for a luncheon, followed by an afternoon of per- sonal interviews where each contestant will meet with the panel of .judges. Competition will continue during the pageant where the judges will narrow the field to five finalists before selecting the 1974 winner. A highlight of this year's pageant will be an appearance by the reigning Miss Alabama, Jane Rice. In addition to her judging duties, the talented Miss Rice will present a med- ley of songs during the even- ing. Other judges responsi- ble for selecting LBW's First Lady are MaderaSpencer+Edi tor of Today's Living for The Montgomery Advertiser, and Raymond L. Bailey, Chairman of the Humanities Division at Mobile's Bishop State Junior College. Special entertainment for the event will be provided by the LBW Collegiate Singers; Tommy Stuart, talented LBW instructor; the Flo-Ala Rocke- ttes and The Dorothy Sellars Dancers. The staging of this year's extravaganza is being directed by Dorothy Sellars, popular Florala dance instruc- tor. Competing for the 1974 title of Miss Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College are Judy Taylor, Susan Jones and Terri James, all of Opp; Donna Tho- mas, Donna Rabren, Sandi Sanders, Jearnean Staley and Connie Rawls, all of Andalusia; Calricia Watson of Florala; Tonita Moore of Dozier; Karen Mathews of Brantley; Bonita Simmons of Georgiana; Ange- line Jones of Straughn; John- nie Oliver and Patricia Bul- lock of Red Level. All were nominated by campus clubs and organizations. GAMBLE, BUSTIN AND DON DOIGEL . . FLETCHER GIBK}N AND RAY BRAY BRYANT G. T. BUSTIN, minister for 52 years, was the speaker for the January 15 Florala-Lockhart Rotary dinner meeting. He was in- troduced by program leader, Vester Gamble. Bustin's program was most" enjoyable giving many interesting facts on his mis- sionary work here and in foreign countries. He is the father of six children, all following in their father's footsteps as mis- sionaries. Rotarian Don Doigel of the Lynn Have% Florida Rotary Club was guest of Jerry Evans; guests from the Interact Club were Fletcher Gibson and Ray Bryant.