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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL'RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT, REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED, I~E b PINNING CEREMONY - These fifteen students recently completed the one year Practical Nurs- ing Course at MacArthur State Technical College and received their nursing pins in an impres- sive Pinning Ceremony. They will be awarded diplomas at the next regular graduation of the school. Front row, left to right - Sue Bryan, Luverue; Bobble Bryan, Andalusia; Jane Koon, Opp, Pat- ricia Hill, Opp; Donna Jones, Kinston; Carolyn Kilcrease, Kinston; Jane Lolley, Enterprise. Back row - Lorraine Evers, Andalusia; Mary Nell Chambers, Samson; Rebecca Wilson, Lu- rome; Wanda Bailey, Opp; Cindy Ellis, Enterprise; Carolyn Wilson, Luverne, Mitzi Gooden, Opp; Leah Harris, Luverne. Citing alleged wide-spread violations of the present peanut marketing program, the U.S. nu Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a planned tightening of administrative controls to curb program ab- uses. Among the proposals un- der consideration are serial inspections of each peanut farm and the complete ground mea- surements of peanut fields dur- ing the 1976 growing season. The current national average peanut support price of $394.50 per ton servies as an incentive to some producers to exceed the marketing quota allotments stipulated in the peanut pro- result of producers overplan- ting their allotments. A USDA investigation is cur- rently underway in Telfair County, Georgia, following re- ports of alleged program vio- lations, Two Telfair County officials of USDA's Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service - the agency respon- sible for administering the pea- nut program - have been sus- pended pending the outcome of that investigation. USDA plans further investigations in other peanut-producing counties dur- ing 1976. Start Your Garden! "It's time to start your 1976 garden, " says W. H. "Bo" Kinard, Covmgton County Ex- tension Chairman. "No, I today, to send off a soil test to see exactly what kind and what amount of fertilizer you should buy. One needs to soil r iiii Questions A nd ,4 nswers By Claude W. Pike and Robert E. Linder, Extension Farm Agents (Q) Do you have any livestock meetings on schedule? (A) Yes, we have scheduled two livestock meetings for Thursda~ February 5th. One meeting will be held in Andal- usia beginning at 9:00 a.m., then move to Opp and conduct another meeting at 2:00 p.m. The actual meeting place for both meetings will be announc- ed next week. Dr. Robert L. McGuire, chairman, Animal Science Division, Extension Service, Auburn University, will assist with the beef cat- tle phase of the program. Dr. James R. Danion, Extension Animal Husbandman, will dis- cuss hog production and mar- keting. (Q) DO you have any row crops meetings on schedule? (A) Yes, we will conduct a peanut and soybean production meeting on the morning of Feb- ruary 27th. The meeting place and time will be announced la- ter. Dean Bond, Peanut Spe- cialist and Dr. John Henderson, Soybean Specialist, will bepre- sent for the meeting. (Q) When should I stock my catfish pond? (A) Now is a good time to stock ponds with catfish. They grow only in warm weather," but fingerlings stocked now will be well adjusted when the wa- ter warms up and ready to put on weight. (Q) Can you feed catfish finger- lings medicated feed? (A) Yes, some catfish produ- cers use a medicted feed when fish are stressed after moving or the pond is stocked. Ter- ramycin (Osy-tetracycline) is used for a period of 10 days. When any medicated feed is used follow carefully the man- feet in orchards, however, this practice is not recommended due to the fact that there has not been enough research for it to be recommended. flit gram. The proposed adminis- haven't flipped my lid, " added test to see ff any lime is need- ufacturer's recommendations. trative checks would lead to Kinard. "I know the weather el. Many gardeners failed last Wh do ou recommend |f yotl want someone fewer violations since convic- has been cold and seeds won't year because nematodes killed (cQulting Ythe to~ out of pecan to help you stop smoking tion carries with it a penalty germinate in thekindoftemper- their vegetables. The only way of 75 percent of the current ature we have been having, but one can tell whether Or not ne- and fruit trees when they are cigarettes, contact your support price for peanuts in a good gardener does several matodes are present is by a ne- se!? ....... American Cancer Societ~ excess of the allotment. For things before he or she plants matode test. Theequipmentand (^) rue recommenuauon Is to - the 1975 crop, this penalty is seed." instructions for making these cut pecan and fruit trees back, 14.8 cents per pound. In addi- The agent outlined someofthe tests are now available at the to 1/3 their original height at [ tion, a guilty producer may have pre-planting jobs necessary for County Extension Office. the time they are set in your [ his allotment reduced for the a successful garden. It's time, orchard. The reason for this ToHep root rsystem Or Jn other words - ,~.- .~..:.A,.. USDA net expenditures for :, to balance the top with ti/e to cut top growth to make up ?X~: ~ AHNI'KISAH the peanut price support pro- Extension for roots destroyed in digging ..' gram have risen from $34.8 in the nursery. -..-...v..n ...vv,---, million in fiscal year 1970 to $121.2 million in fiscal year 1975. While much of this rise is a result of increased per- acre yields and a steadily ri- sing payment "escalator" clause, a portion is a direct State Economic Growth Alabama's farmers experien- ced another banneryear in 1975, according to the Federal Crop Reporting Service.~The State's gross agricultural 'income for 1975 of $1.46 billion exceeded the 1974 level by $94" million and eclipsed the previous high mark of 1973 by $39 million. Alabama's banking industry continued to set new records during 1975. Deposits in Ala- hama's 202 State-charte red banks increased by more than $200 million, from $3.042 bil- lion in 1974 to a new high of $3.258 billion as of October 15, 1975, along with a total capital growth of nearly $24 million. Deposits in Alabama's national banks experiencedover $5~,million in growth over the 19741evel, setting a record in 1975 of $5.984 billion. Savings and loan associations in Ala- bama added nearly $400 mil- lion in savings during 1975, set- ling a new growth record, and total savings surpassed the$2.4 billion mark for the year. State tax receipts for the year ended September 30, 1975 topped the $1 billion mark for file first time, with a 10.6 per cent increase over fiscal year 1974. The bulk of this increase was attributable to a 9.73 per cent growth in tax revenues from retail sales, which increased by Gardeners Help! That's what many Covington County vegetable gardeners are going to need this spring as they go about growing some of their food supply. And, as it has been for over half a century, help is as near as the local county Extension office, located at the County Office Building, in Andalusia. For people who want to know what to plant when and how to do it, County Extension Chairman W. H. "Bo" Kinard has some encouraging words. "Our goal is to provide timely, accurate information to every Covington County gardener who wants it," said Kmard. "We know that a lot of money will be invested in vegetable gardens this year, not to mention the hard work that will go into them, so we want all gardeners to know that they can turn to us for help." (Q) How do you recommend spacing pecan trees? (A) We recommend that pecans be set 60 x 60 feet in the orchard. There is a trend to- ward setting trees 30 x 30 *This fact taken from a research study is ba.,~.d on the smoker who at age 25 smokes at~)ut a pack and a half of cbzaret tes a ,lay. Kinard said the county Extension office had been stocked with extra copies of free how-to-do-it publications in anticipation ol a big demand for vegetable gardening information. "We urge you to get your publications or other gardening in- formation early. It'll help you get off to a good start, prevent some potential problems," said Kinard. By far the most popular publication available at the county Extension office has been the "Vegetable Garden Handbook," a 28-page publication authored by Perry Smith, Extension veget- able horticulturist at Auburn University. The publication deals with location, equipment, planning, soil management, planting times, varieties, seeding, transplanting, weed control, irrigation, nematodes, diseases, and harvesting. The agent said that iS you picked up the "Vegetable Garden Handbook" last year, you won't need another copy, because no changes in content have been made. Also extremely popular is a pamphlet entitled "Home Gar- clening In South Alabama," which tells the recommended varie- ties, planting dates, seeding rates and spacing for 33 vegetables grown in this area of the state. Other free publications which Covington County gardeners might want to pick up are "Insect Control in the Home Garden," "Ne- matode Control in the florae Garden," and "Alabama Gar- dener's Calendar." In addition to information in the free publications, Kinard said gardeners may visit the county Extension office or telephone 222- 3712 for information or advice on solving problems. Get Garden Seed And Fertilizer by Perry M. Smith, Vegetable Horticulturist, Alabama Coopera- tive Extension Service, Auburn University. To be assured of getting the best varieties of vegetables, gardeners are urged to get seed in hand immelliately. Some- times all the recommended varieties are not available at all seed stores. However, with a little extra effort early, they can be had. Many gardeners found that they had bacterial wilt of tomatoes last year. There are only two varieties with any resistance to this diesase. These are Venus and Saturn. There may not be any plants available so to get them, you should order seed early and grow your own plants. There doesn't appear to be any fertilizer shortage this year. However, quite often there will be specials on fertilizer early Sleepy Time!! I have had nothing but trouble out of my subjects in recent weeks in keeping their eyes open in photography for The News. Last week when I went to FHS to do pictures of members of the band who went to All-state and of Jan Ziglar and Tommy Geohagan as All-State winners, Jan had her eyes closed in three of the pictures made. Saturda night I joined my neighbors, the Charles Stevensons, as they journeyed to Opp to see Florala City School eighth graders and Florala High School ninth graders play in the Cov- ington County Junior High Basketball Tournament championship games and about half the boys had their eyes closed in pictures made that night. The Stevenson's son; Chuck, an 8th grader, was selected as Most Valuable 8th Grade Player in the county and he had his eyes closed in four of four pictures made. The young man wears contacts and I guess that accounts for his constant batting of the eyes. A photographer just can't react fast enough to catch him with his eyes open. I had a little better luck when I went to City School Tuesday to make the pictures over--Chock only closed his eyes in two of four pictures made. Friday when I went to the Zorn Brothers dinner when the fin- ancing of the grain elevator was finalized, Ralph Hooten and Ho- mer Johnson had their eyes closed in one of the group pictures and two or three of the other gentlemen's eyes were closed in the second group picture. So, I have decided I can't win for losing where wide awake picture subjects are concerned. You people wake up out there! and fly right. How about it?? I can understand the nith graders at FHS having their eyes closed--they had just lost a heart breaking game to Opp in overtime and the county championship. They probably were hiding their tears. But, in the other photos the subjects all had cause for rejoicing .... bandsmen being named as tops in the State, an 8th grade County Chan, n~-;.~ 6uost valuable player, p~stzr~ and the members of the Flora. .... ,41 Board were on the receiving end of a check for $285,500 dollars from FHA to pay for all that new building and expansion of Zorn Borthers, Inc. Wow[ It was exciting just to rub elbows with folk handling that kind of money. in the season. Get fertilizer early so that it can be applied anytime soil moisture I~ermits soil preparation. Don't over- Business Getting Ready To Pick Up buy fertilizer. Twenty-five pounds per 1,000 square feet of gar- den area is equal to 1,0o0 ,pounds per acre. Don't put out a If half the rumors are true concerning the District 3 Com- 50 pound bag of fertilizer in a 20-by-20-foot garden, missioners race in Covington County, business will soon be If you think in terms of rate per acre, following is a table picking up around these parts. converting this to small areas;" It looks like incumbent Trent Lewis is going to have his (Pounds) Rate per acre - g,000, Amt. to use per 1,000 sq. ft. - Jmads full with all the rumors flying of prospective competi- 50, Amt, to use per 100 sq. ft, - 5.0, Amt. to use per 100 ft. tion in that race. row (3 ft.)- 15; (Pounds) Rate per acre- 1,500, Amt. to use We know for a fact that Kendall Maraman will be vying per 1,000 sq. ft. - 37, Amt. to use per 100 sq. ft. - 3.5, Amt. for the position as he has visited the News and advised us of to use per 100 ~, row (3j ft,):~-11; (Pounds) Rate per acre- his intentions. However, he is the only one who has come to us 1,000, Amt: to use'per i,00ff'~.' ft. - 25. Amt. to use per 100 personally. Association and Alabama Gas sq. t, ' 2,5, Amt;: ~. use per I00 ft. row (3 ft.) - 7; (Founds) Others being mentioned are Homer Johnson, Ivy Powell, Company is a $180 million in- Rate per acre - 500, Amt. to use per 1,000 sq. ft. - 12, Amt. to Cliff Maddox, to name a few. cr~mse over the announced 1975 ~se per 'Tis a big election year upcoming in the U.S., Alabama and in level. New records have also been achieved by the Port of Mobile. Tonnage passing through the port increased to a record le- vel $35,076,581 tons, andearn- ings by the State Docks increas- ed to $3,280.00. Alabamas major utflitie s have announced intentions to expand their facilities by $789,339,000 during 1976. This announced capital investment for new plants, transmission lines and other capital improvements by Alabama Power Company, South Cen~al Bell Telephone Com- pany~ Alabama Rural Electric THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, FEBRUAR Y 5, zell emorial The Executive Board of the Hospital, Institution, and Edu- cational Food Service Society (HIEFSS) met at the Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp, Al- abama, January 20, 1976. Alabama HIEFSS has a membership of 162, is one of the 44 states in the national society. National HIEFSS is sponsored by the American Die- tetic Association, representing supervisory and management personnel in dietary depart- ments of health related insti- tutions. Membership require- ments more than meet the fed- eral regulations covering skil- led nursing facilities. Recently there have been in- creased career opportunities in the areas of nutritional care services in hospitals, related health facilities, day care cen- ters and community health ag- encies. Educational programs have expanded to meet specialized needs. HIEFSS emphasis is tinuing education for the etic Assistant or Dietetic nician responsible for dail service production. There were 17 membe tending. From this area Mrs. Lillian Strickland, president and' "~ll~s.-Tf. Leonard, Soum t:entrail~ president attending. or Tabulation late this week of official Alabama Education As- sociating voting revealed that Dr. William McWhorter will be in a run-off with Mrs. Catherine Whitehead of Enniston for the state vice president job in the association. The vice president is also the president-elect and will automatically move up to the presidency of the education organization the following year. Additionally, Dr. Marilyn Beck, division chairman of the Math-Science Department of LBW was elected District Two director of::AEA in= balloting: Dr: Beck ~n, a decisive fl~t round vinery over Shirley Cochran, a Montgomery tea- cher. 'McWhorter is president of Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College and was recently in- stalled as president of the Anadalusia Area Chamber of Commerce. The LBW chapter oftheAEA, which nominated both Dr. Mc- Whorter and Dr. Beck, said plans are underway now for a state-wide campaign support- ing McWhorter in the run-off. McWhorter and Mrs. White- head were survivors in a recent five-candidate statewide elec- tion for this office which leads automatically to the 1978 presi- dency of the state's professional Mock Williams, AuburS, Margaret B. Little and Savannah C. Jonesi-I>oth of~l mingham, were eliminat4[_Gh the first election. ~lLT~e Mrs. Whitehead reCt~ 7,571 votes; McWhorter, 5:1~ Mrs. Jones, 4,713; Mrs. I-~[eol~ 4,352; and Williams, 2,059.111 tWi, There will also be a rl~.rt ~ for state NEA Director .t~..l~t~ none of the four candl4M : polled a majority. RunoffO~~1 L nents are Mrs. Peggy Do~; A teacher-counselor in WDo~~ County, and Mrs. Lois a Mobile County teacher. IVY PICNIC You don't know who he is. 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