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INC. ALL CONTENT :) LICENSE AGREEMENT, REPRODUCTION. DJSSEMIAIATIOB, STORAGE -DIST,RIBU.TION PROHIBITED .... I~ 9 ira copies maae one ]ustlYanaea 'Back men most ot us LOOKea them out to us to "digest" sortascrappybutnowtheylook- FROM FRONT statewide. There, again, to have trouble n at least six candidates for -~. I saw these six Press Assocla- conference in Tusca- afternoon and can hold their own and under pressure Sal]eo THOROUGHLY enjoyed the Alabama Press in Tuscaloosa time and one very speaker who out of those What he was telling very good (Ithlnk) "tired" his talk was over but I had the feeling repeating himself aes, and that it he had agreed to speech and he was it, regardless. stopped anywhere have known the I don't think. rather he had speech, had ex- when we got back to our room or when we had the time to dig into it. Usually there is always some bright spot in a speech but not in that one. He was a professor all "woundup" and he had to "run down" be- fore he "sat down". I don't usually critize anyone for a speech since I couldn't do it myself but come to think of it I don't want to be such a dry speaker. As a rule a speaker will be on the deep side for awhile and then enter in a bit of light- ness to break the dullness but our speaker at this particular time didn't see it that way, apparently. But the weekend was wonder- ful from the beginning until the last session. During the week- end I laughed until I had tears running out of my eyes. The weekend, as a whole, was what you would call "a howling suc= cess." More newspaper people attended this convention than at any previous time. That ac- counted for something, I'm sure. One thing I particularly no- ticed was the difference in the appearance of newspaper people . today and twenty-f lye years ago. ed equal to the most successful businessman. They looked well- fed and they looked good and happy. You would have had to know this was a group of news- paper men and women who work all kind of hours or you would have thought this was a group of executives in convention. I was real proud of my news= paper friends and happy to be a part of them though I couldn't begin to compare with them in looks. THE "POLITICAL PRESS conference" at the Alabama Press Association in Tus- caloosa attracted the biggest crowd with the exception of the banquets, which were well at- tended. Six of the lieutenant governer candidates and two candidates for governor allowed themselves to be put on the spot by several hundred news- paper men and women. They had to be mighty brave or just downright crazy to subject themselves to that many ques- tions. But with some minor excep- tion all showed realgood judge- ment. The candidates for lieu= tenant governor displayed excellent showmanship and were ready for the questions which were being shot at them like fire-crackers on the fourth of July. I thoroughly enjoyed the ses- sion and feel that I know the candidates much better. They showed they can stand pressure and can take care of a situa- tion gracefully. I MISSED BOB and Alma Burgess of The Opp News and the Manuel Segalls of The En- terprise Ledger in Tuscaloosa during the weekend. Both couples have always been at the meetings when I attended and for the past several years John Alvin Burgess and his wife attended, I think I had associated them as being part of the convention. I did enjoy Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dannelly of the Andalusia Star-News. I enjoyed Bob and Alma Bur- gess and the Segalls on the trip to Nassau in 1968 and the Burgess' to Six Flags Over Georgia last April. Apparently the Covington and Coffee County newspaper folk can't all get there at the same time. In the fall I enjoyed Ed and Twinkles Dannelly and Manuel Segall in Auburn for the Hall of Fame dedication but again I missed Bob and Alma 9 MEN'S .50% POLYESTER - 50% COTTON - PERMANENT PRESS SIZES 28-42 OLIVE. CHARCOAL, TAN PAIR FIRST QUALITY :M.O0 PAIR VALUE f 27"x27" BIRDSEYE LAUNDRY 49 VALUE EACH Burgess. Pm hoping that the Dannellys, the Segalls, the Burgess' and my crowd can get together for t"ne Mexico trip in June. I can't quite see this trip without Alma Burgess. She gets around as fast as a two-year old and keeps the rest of us on the move, hence we see more and get to visit more places. I'M WONDERING if Mr. Groundhog actually did see his shadow. According to all wen= ther prophets (those like me) they are saying he saw his shadow and ran back into his hole for another six-weeks of sleep . . . but I'm wondering. The weather has been milder since Groundhog Day and not nearly so cold -disagreeable, but not freezing. So I'm saying that Mr. Groundhog did't see his shadow and he's still ramblin' around somewhere looking for some- thing to eat instead of sleeping. THE ROBINS have eaten up the berries at my house on the north side but on the south side of the house the berries are still in the trees. I had enjoy- ed looking at the millions of berries on the holly trees each morning while having breakfast and I watched them being eat up in less than a week's time. I enjoyed watching the Robins but I was sorta mad with them for eating up the berries so early. Until this year they did not come and finish off theber= ties until March but this time they came in January and a few are still hanging around for the stray berries. It is strange how they ate all those on the north side of the house but haven't touched those on the south side. They also ate the berries on the north side of the back yard but didn't touch those on the south side of the back yard. It looks as if they stopp- eu at the half-way mark of the back yard. We have a bird feeder at the window near the breakfast table and we watch the birds every morning from early fall until Spring. And we have seen a number of birds we do not recognize that are beautiful. Some we only see one time so apparently they are on their way someplace and stop by to eat some of the grain we have out for them and to take a bath in the pans we have around in the yard for their benefit. The Red Birds are the most beautiful and we have Mocking Birds but have never seen one in the feeder. The birds do not stay in the at one of the bird houses dur- feeder during the summer so ing breakfast and I saw a real much but we keep cracked corn long straw hanging from one and sunflower seed outforthem room of the house and it would all year round and we enjoy slowly go upwards and then a the birds all year. We added long stop when it would again bird houses to our yard last start going up. Finally I saw year and hope to have Martins the bird dragging the long straw again. This week I was looking or weed up into the house. But that was not a Martin ana I want Martins to have that house. Last year this same room had an unusual bird llv- ing there along with some Mar- tins in the other rooms butthey didn't have anything to do with each other even though they lived "next door." / Fairlane 500 2.Door Hardtop on a We took the Car of the Year-newest hardtop in its class-added special equipment at special savings. It's no watered-clown "bargain" special! Comes complete with extra goodies like a vinyl roof, dual racing mirrors, whitewalls, and more! The facts favor Ford. -'DOO R HARDTOP TORINO Wheelbase 117 in~ Overall Length 206.2 in. Front Track 60.5 in. Overall Width 76.7 in. Overall Height 52,3 in. Legroom (rear seat) 33.1 in~ CHEVELLE MONTE CARLO 112 in. 116 in. 197.2 in.205.8 in. 60.0 in, 60.3 in. 75.4 in. 75.6 in. 52.7 in. 32,3 in, BURGESS - HARRISON MOTORS, INC. 524 NORTH SIXTH ST. FLORALA, ALA. BUSHEL SIZE - 100% VIRGIN POLYETHYLENE $1.35 VALUE 8 PER PKG PKG @ FOR PERMANENT PRESS BOY'S 79 PAIR SIZES VALUE PERMAN ENT PRESS S-M-L 50% POLYESTER 50% COTTON 79 EACH VALU E rE ONLY FIRST 2 PER S-M-L QUALITY PKG POLYESTER & COTTON PAIRS WHITE ONLY FIRST QUALITY IITE~ PERMANENT PRESS MEN'S BOY'S PERMANENT PRESS i " 50% POLYESTER 50% COTTON 3- PAl R PK'G ',Es S-M-L 99 PAIR VALU E BRASS, BLUE & GREEN SIZES 6-18 FIRST QUALITY $2.98 PAIR VALUE PAIR 2 RECORD (20 SONGS) LADI ES ""STRUMENTAL$2 97 ,0,,,,o. $200 COUNTRY & 50% COTTON WESTERN EACH MEN'S : 100% NYLON (LIMIT ONE PAIR TO CUSTOMER) PAIR SHADOW PROOF PANEL EXCLUSIVE OF DECOR AT ION S EAL BOWL 29VALUE FOR TROUBLE LIGHTS $1.49 VALUE EACH PAINT MANY COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM 2 11PRI CES EFFECTIVE URSOAy, FRI DAY, AND SATUR DAY, FOR @ FEBRUARY 19, 20 & 21 1970 I I I Bill I I I I II I I [ I I II I I I MY CANDIDACY FOR Place #2, 40th District COMPOSED OF COVINGTON & GENEVA COUNTIES THROUGH MY EXPERIENCE and desire I solicit your vote and influence. I promise to rep- resent the entire District with honest and progressive govern= ment. YOUR SELECTION OF A CAN- DIDATE for this place in the Legislature should be of the very best discretion. I SERVED ONE TERM (1947-1950) in the State Senatettwo terms as Mayor of Hartford; approximately twenty years on the Town Council of which I am Mayor Pro-Tern at this time; also thirty years on the Geneva County School Board of Education. I am a Methodist, chairman of the Board of Trustees and chair- man of the Finance Committee. Iam abanker and farmer by trade. I MARRIED LOVI DELL CHILDS of Hartford and we have four sons and three grandchildren. - VOTE FOR AND ELECT - State Representative, Place #2, 40th District COMPOSED OF COVINGTON & GENEVA COUNTIES PD. POL. ADV. BY J. A. HUGHES, P. O. BOX 129, HARTFORD, ALA.