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P DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. Yo.AiwaysSaveAt.... F me FURNITURE J 00o 3 DAYS @ @@ I Friday- Saturday- i Monday EACH APPLIANCE DRASTICALLY REDUCED FOR THIS 3.DAY SALE ON THE REFRIGERATOR...RANGE WASHER OR FREEZER OF YOUR CHOICE. Covington County District Attorney Allen Edward Cook has reported considerable crl- minal-court activity for the month of February. Following the January 19 session of the Grand Jury, the following per- sons have entered pleas of guilty: Johnny Jackson, an Andalusia white youth, pleaded guiRy to three separate indictments charging forgery in the first degree. These charges involved his forging bank chocks and the passing of them in the Andalusia area at places of business• Judge Murland Smith postpon- ed sentencing until February 20 in order for a pre~sentence investigation to be made• First- degree forgery carries punish- ment of one to twenty years. Dennis C. Mclntosh, a white man originally from the Wing area, pleaded guilty to three separate indictments charging forgery in the first degree• He was sentenced to 18 months ill the penitentiary on each and he has an 18-month sentence awaiting him in Florida upon the expiration of these. He is also wanted in Escambia County, Alabama. Daniel Thomas, Jr., alias Danny Thomas, an Andalusia Negro, pleaded guilty to bur- glary in the second degreeupon an indictment charging that he broke into and entered a cafe in Andalusia. Judge F. Murland Smith also postponed his sentencing until February 20 for pre-sentence investigation. This offense carries one to ten years. Lee Ernest Goldsmith, of Route 5, Andalusia, a Negro, pleaded gulRy to the offense of assault with intent to mur- der upon an indictment of the Grand Jury charging him with shooting at two Andaluslapolice officers, Oliver Thornton and Lendon McWaters, who were at the time answering a call to Bob Jones' Cafe. Judge Smith sentenced Goldsmith to ten years in the penitentiary upon the plea• A Washington County man, ARon J. Reed, pleaded guilty to criminal assault andwas fin- ed $250.00 and costs of court• Reed had been in jail for about five months and that factor was taken into consideration in as- sesslng the punishment. Cases set for trial during the week con~mencing March 9: Eddie W. Veasey - forgery; Fred J. Barren - false pre- tense; William G. Coon-carnal knowledge; Ernestine Davis- forgery first & bond forfeiture; PhilUp Lee Baker - grand lar- ceny and bond forfieture; George Cannant - rec. & conc. stolen property & bond forfei- ture; Eugeune Marion Fike and Glen Wayne White - poss. of stolen auto, poss. of amphe- tamines, and poss. of burglary tools; Geraldine StaRlings - 5 counts of obtaining drugs with forged prescription and 1 of bond forfeiture; James Vessey- murder; Amos Harris -grand larceny; Alvie Lee Anderson- murder; Robert Earl Watts- grand larceny; Roy Wallace - grand larceny and disp. of mort- gaged property; J. C. Denson - poss. of pistol after having been convicted of crime of larceny; Carroll Blakey - unlawful sale of narcotic drugs; E1more Jor- dan, Jr. - murder; Ralph South - grand larceny. DUKES SCORES 31 POINTS IN EFFORT Saints Defeat Southern Union, Conference Champion Hopefuls The Lurleen B. Wallace Saints played three games dur- ing the past week. On Thurs- day, February 5, in Mont- gomery, the leaders of the southern section of the Alabama Junior College Athletic Confer- ence, Alabama Christian, de- feated the Saints 96-85 in a well- played, exciting game. Fate Dukes led the Saints with 31 points, but the locals could not offset the rebounding and shoot- ing of 6'8" Johnson and 6'6" Miliedge of the Christians. On February 6 the Saints collided on the local court with the Southern Union team, which was riding a 17 game winning streak and is tied for the lead in the northern half of the con- ference. The Saints took charge and led the Bisons from the be- ginning of the game. Althongh the Saints were not as effec- tive offensively as in some of their games, the defense sparkled throughout• Robert Skanes led the Saints scoring with 18 points. The Saints won by a score of 81-67. On Monday night the Saints invaded the snake-pit at Marion institute. After forty minutes of farce, as far as basketball is concerned, and with six Saint players eliminated on fouls, the Cadets emerged with a 96-60 victory. Fifty of the Marion points came from the foul line. The Saints were led in scor- in_g with 18 Fate Duke points and 12 by Johnny Woods. This game leaves the Saints with a 9-12 record for the season. On Friday the Saints face Yancey in Bay Minette, and on Momlay, February 16, the Saints play George C. Wallace in the Andy gym. Herman Lowry, of the Sports Center, Inc., Florala, Alabama, has received the Evinrude Mo- tors "E" Award in recognition of business achievement com- bined with expert service to boatmen and the community for the second consecutive year. The award plaque consists of a mounted propeller, which is an exact replica of the one used on Evinrude's outboard world championship motor. Lowry accepted the award on behalf of the Sports Center's many friends who made the award possible• The presentation was made at a luncheon in the Tarra Room of the Marriott Hotel in Atlanta, which was held in conjunction with the Atlanta Boat Show. Pre- senting the award was Don Peterson, Evfnrnde's district sales manager. r About i Credit I II I li II FRIDAY--SATURDAY--MONDAY IS YOUR OP- PORTUNITY TO SAVE AS NEVER BEFORE ON TOP QUALITY APPLIANCES FOR YOUR HOME -- BUT REMEMBER THE QUANTITIES SHOWN ARE THE AMOUNTS TO BE SOLD. SHOP EARLY FOR THE BEST SELECTIONS! SOME ARE FLOOR SAMPLES... DISPLAY SAMPLES.. : SOME ARE DISCONTINUED SERIES ... ALL ARE GREAT BUYSI i Strickland Scores Chambers Brothers Assigned To With M-14 Shepherd For Specialty Training Army Private Larry S. Stricldand of Company C, 5 Battalion, 1 Brigade has scored '~xpert" with the M-14 rifle at Ft. Bragg, N. C. He achiev- ed his "expert's badge" by hitting 60 or more targets out of a possible 84 while firing on the Training Center's Record Firing Range• Private Strlckland is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Strick- land of F1orala. Two Florala, Mabama bro- thers are being assigned to Sheppard AFB, Texas, for training in U. S. Air Force specialties after completing ba- sic training at Lackland AFB, Texes. The brothers, Airmen Joseph A. and Glen F. Chambers, Jr., are sons of Mrs. Mary Cham- bers of 211 S. Sixth St., Flor- ala- Their father, Glen F. Chambers Sr., resides on RFD 1, Florala. Joseph wtll attend the air- craft maintenance specialist course and Glen will be trained as an electrician. The brothers are graduates of Florala High School. WlLLIAMSON IN MD. Navy Petty Officer Second Class Henry D. Wflllamson, son of Mr. and Mrs• Henry F. Williamson, Jr• of Florala is serving at the U. S. Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Md. FLORALA, ALA •.. BLALOCK BLALOCK NAMED ARMY'S MOST VALUABLE RECRUITER Sergeant First Class Johnnle M. Blalock, Florala's Army recruiter, was named Ala- bamaJs #'Mdst Valuable Re- cruiter" during ceremonies held at Andalusia last Saturday. To attain the title of Most Va/uabel Recruiter Sergeant Blalock enlisted a higher per- centage of personnel for the U. S. Army than any of the other 39 Army recruiters in Alabama and Northern Florida during the period 1 July thru 31 Decem- ber 1969. A native of Geneva, Alabama, Sergeant Blalock stated that his success in recruiting is the result of a very patriotic popu- lace of Covington, Coffee, Cren- shaw and Pike counties which make up his recruiting area. Sergeant Blalock, his wife and two sons, reside at Route I, Andalusia. DISCOUNT HEA.LTH & BEAUTY AIDS SALE STARTS FEB. 5- EHDSFEB. 7 REG. 92¢ SALE PRICE REG. 19¢ RUBBING REG. $1.39 SALE PRICE PINT SALE PRICE SALE PRICE /