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DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ******** ******','************ **'A-*********,k** ****** ATTENTION: So 30 more people will not find it necessary to tell the librarians, the new adventure book Red Heritage came bound upside down, but it is still good reading right side upl Many Students Have Never Ridden A Train . RICHARD, CHERYL, CECIL, CLARA According to a recent sur- vey, it seems there are several left-handed- people at Florala High. This reporter talked to six of these rather unique people. When asked if left-handedness was an asset or disadvantage Cheryl Cox and Clara Ellisor replied "It's sometimes a dis- advantage." The reason for this was the difficulty of sitting by someone that was righthand- ed, especailly during the eating process. Mrs. James Denney, a substitute teacher, replied ',The world was made for right= handed people." She further explained this statement by stating the difficulty to acquire left-handed scissors, golf clubs, baseball gloves, guitars, etc. Stores usually fail to have such things in stock which usually results in a special order. Barbara Thompson, Richard Cotton replied that left-handed- ness was an asset because they thought some people have to be different from others. Cecil Scofield said a lefthanded per- son, as a fighter, has an ad- vantage because the other will be watching his right hand. Besides being an asset or dis- advantage, the same people were also asked if they thought any harm was done by trying to teach a left=handed child to become right=handed. Some people answered negatively while others replied with a positive answers. Those stu- dents that replied positively referred to articles they had read saying it was very harm- ful to try to change a child's habit pf left-handedness to right- handedness because be- fore the child was born this factor was already set and formed. It was also discovered through this survey that some people write just as well, or almost as well, right handed as left-handed or vise versa. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to write just as well with both hands? There always is that feeling in parents of not wanting their child to be left=handed. Several of the students replied wirY, an answer to the inquirer of this survey that probably ap- plies to many, "I don't see what people hold against left= handedness. Sure it's got a few disadvantages but there's nothing awful about it." What's Your Favorite Love Story February - the month of Washington and Lincoln's birth- day, but also the month of luv, love, however you spell itll What's your favorite love story? VICKI LASSITER, Joy Evans, Barbara Pouncey, Danny Franklin, and many more - Romeo and Juliet (Shakespear owes his popularity to Holly- wood, we fear) ARTHUR TEW - Shenandoah MRS. RICHBURG - The Book of Ruth CLARA ELLISOR - Sandpipers CHARLES JOWERS - The Gra- duate TERRY HEFFNER- Young Blood Hawk CONNIE Brooks - Love is a Many Splendored LINDA BARNES - Ramona CHERYL COX - Gone With the Wind In this day and time there are many means of transpor- tation. Recently, according to news reports, it seems that trains may just be a thin4 of the past. In fact, in a few years the average family may by jetting around in an air- plane. Recently a survery was taken from approximately 200 Florala High School students to see the number of students who have flown in airplanes, who have ridden in trains or who haven't done either one. After counting, it was found that 123 students have never ridden in an air- plane and just a few more, to be exact, 42 have ridden in a tram. Among the students who have flown m an airplane the ma- jority have flown in the neigh- boring southern states. Mavis Wilkins flew from Florida to Chicago; Charles Smith flew from Atlanta to Boston; Rebec- ca McLeod flew from Florida to Porta Rica; Mr. JerryStrick- land, a teacher, has been to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland; and others have been to New York and to New Jersey. Car- los Dieguez even risked getting hijacked in reverse to go from Cuba to Mexico. Students riding m trains in- clude Sharon Griffin, who tra- veled from Montgomery to Colorado; Darlene Brooks who rode from Montgomery to Cin- cinnati, Ohio; Kathy Anderson who traveled from Virginia to Washington, D. C.; Debbie and Mike Lassiter who have ridden from Miami to Oklahoma back to Florala, J. L. Chambers who has traveled from Florida to New York. Others have travel- ed on a train in the neigh- boring southern states. Also, these same students were asked what the motor age meant to them. The majority answered saying we have quicker and safer means of transportation and of communi- cation today. Some did say they thought of drag racing, fun, easier way of living and being able to go farther when they thought of the motor age. What about you? Last Saturda~ morning, February 7, nine anxious Florala band members were enroute to Dothan, Alabama for the annual All-State band try. outs. They arrived at Dothan High School shortly before 8:00 a.m. and were soon mingling with approximately 180 other band members from this dis- trict. Things calmed down when Johnny Long, Troy State's "Sound of the South" conduc- tar, stepped up on the podium [~: and began preparing for a short concert which was held later that afternoon. During the day, students were called upon for tryouts. Placing in the All-State Band from Florala were Dennis Gibbs, baritione; Kathy Dunn, tenor "saxophone; Becky Dunn, alto saxophome; Terry Hamil- ton, trombone; and Nma Goolsby, clarinet. These stu- dents will go to the University of Alabama during the AEA holidays to participate in the All-State Band. ENGLISH SCHOLARS Several Juniors are 'finding that English just isn't their. bag. One would be led tobelieve that learning infinitives and participles is confusing and that gerunds are too much tohandle. Alas to the ',Class of '71" for if they don't learn their phrases they may be the "Class of 72" NIHA GOOL~BY, DENN!S GIBBS, TERRY HAMILTON STUDENT OF THE WEEK ...BURMA CRAVLmlr Steve Geohagan Talks Of Dunce "The Sweetheart Ball proved to be great fun for "old folks" as well as FHA and FFA mem- bers. "We found out that Mrs. Woodham, Mrs. Kendrick and even Mr. Stevenson can really cut a rug when properly en- couraged. "But they weren't the only ones enjoying themselves; all twenty-some=edd couples danc- ed nearly every dance, from the Grand March led by FFA Sweet- heart, Marsha Hughes, and FHA Sweetheart Steve C, enhagan, to the very last dance and they still weren't ready to leave. Everyone enjoyed themselves but I believe that Steve Weed- ham and Cecil Sohofleld always seem to enjoy dances like that better than anyone else, be= cause they always steal the show about midway the dance by leaving their dates and dancing together, or maybe I should say clowning together. Taking everything into consideration it was fun and enjoyable for everyone who attended. "On behalf of the FFA and FHA members, I would like to thank everyone for their co= operation, and FHA President Kathy white along with FFA President Rex Hamilton for their thorough planning and hard work. We are also deeply in- debted to our sponsors, Mrs. Kendrick, Mr. Rasberry, and our principal, Mr. Stevenson for giving so much of their val- uable time tar our enjoyment." by Steve Geohagan BIRTHDAYS Debra McNeill ...... 21 Barbara Reynolds .... 23 Larry Donnell Johnson.. 24 Gall Robinson ...... 26 Picky Slghtler ...... 26 Frankie Jordan ...... 27 Wildcats Winning Again The Florala Wildcats have broke a 5 game losing streak by defeating Geneva and T.R. Miller. The Wildcats breezed through an easy victory over Geneva, February S, as they smothered them by a score of 80..45. High scorers for the 'Cats were Raymond Couey with 22 points, Paul Spears with 15 points, Royce Dukes with 12 points and Kenneth Vaughan with 11. Then the Wildcats faced un- .... defeated T. R. Miller, February 10, which proved to be as excit- ing as expected with Florala winning a 68-65 victory with less than a minute with twofr'ee- throws by Steve Woodham. High scorers for Florala were Ray- mond Couey with 25 points, Royce Dukes with 19 points and Steve Woodham, Paul Spears, and Mike Pickron with 6 apiece. Tomorrow night Florala plays T. tL Miller at Brewton and February 23-28 they will be engaged in the Area and Regional Tournament to be played in Klnsten. The vivacious girl you see with Danny Franklin manyhours out of the school day is none other than this week's Student of the Week, Burma Cravey. A sophomore at FHS, Burma is very active m our Wildcat Band, her favorite subject, playing tenor sax. Speaking of music, Burma attended this year's Summer Band Camp at USM, an enjoyable 2 weeks except for the "homesickness reflex" that comes out in girls at certain times. Along with her favorite person, the aforementioned Mr. Franklin, Burma enjoys ham- burgers at all times, but her favorite sport, swimming, only comes 3 months out of the year. Miss Cravey's favorite teacher is Mrs. Greene, and her favorite color is pink. The only disappointing feature of her favorite is, yes, Crimson Tide fans, the Auburn War Eagle. ('Tis a pity, from this report- er's viewpoint). Burma doesn't plan to attend college when she graduates from high school. "Right now I don't know exactly what I'm going to do," was her most recent remark concerning her future, whatever she does, Burma will try her hardest to Im tim be~t. THOSE WERE THE DAYS Grade - freshman; college - Alabama; favorite food- shrimp and French fries; teacher- Mr. adam, and favorite color - green. Last week's picture - MISS RHONE. Dear Gabby... DEAR GABBY: I have a pro.. blem. When I get out of high school my parents want me to pump gas at a filling station during the summer. This is not my idea of a fun in the sun summer, what can I do? PUMPED-OUT DEAR PUMPED: If you have no definite plans of what to do, take the job. After all, it's tar better to be '`pumped-out" at work than "pumped-ln" to trouble. DEAR GABBY: I am a fresh- man at Florala High School and I am secretly in love with a senior girl also at Florala High School. But this girl is going with a sophomore in college. She doesn't know it but he is going with my girl friend in the 7th grade. What shouldldo? - CAUGHT IN A CIRCLE DEAR CAUGHT: Stick to the 7th grader. If a college man sees something in her, you must be blind. DEAR GABBY: I have a serious problem. My parents don't un- derstand me; my brothers and sisters don't understand me; my relatives don't understand me; my friends don't under- stand, and I really don't under- stand myself. Please help. - MISUNDERSTOOD DEAR MISUNDERSTOOD: Fm very sorry, but I don't under- stand. DEAR GABBY: i has aproblem. my english teacher says that lf'n I don't start studing that i wiLl tale. but i do studle, an 1 can't see why she thingks i'm dum. please help me. - SMARTY DEAR SMARTY: My advice would be to keep your ears alert and your eyes open and above all - learn how to spilll - Problems? Don't let them get you down. See advice. "Dear Gabby" will be glad to solve any problem. The Florala High School Beta Club met in the school library, Tuesday, February 10, 1970. The club had as their guest speaker Mrs. DeWayne Sight- let. Jo Ellen Geohagan, thepre- sident of the Beta Club, intro- duced Mrs. Sightler to the stu- dents. Mrs. Sightler was born m Iran, sometimes called Persia. She described Iran as the first civilized nation and comparable in size to Texas. She lived there until she was in the third grade when she moved to Eng- Some people in Iran still use many of the old customs of Iran today. Many of the working people and older generations still wear the long veils and old costumes (the chador). Manu- facturing is still done by hand. One outstanding example is the Persian rug which is verybeau- tiful and priceless. Pottery and stonecraft is also atrade. How- ever, oil is Iran's main re- source and biggest export. Marriage laws have been changed in Iran. Polygamy is almost unknown today, although land. In talking to the Beta at one time, a man could have members, Mrs. Sightler said even three wivesl that the climate of Iran was Mrs. Sightler closed her dis- generally dry and snowy. The cussion with a question and an- definitely not Anyone found guilty a Communist is and none is country. Iran enjoys ketball, and of recreation. Most Iran are of the although there are hans, Catholic, Sightler stated young people ized along with the that they are from tradition. people still show for the older they do have a own. Many of north is made up of mountains swer session. Questions on lege m England and forests and is usually cold government, sports, religion, lack of colleges in with snow. The south is dry and theyouugergenerationwere with some desertsandthereare asked Mrs. Sightler answered Mrs. Sightler gave also pretty beaches along the by saying that the Iran govern- interesting talk whiCt coast, meat is ruled by a monarch, joyed by It The Iran language is called Farse and the Arabic alphabet is used by the people of Iran. The English language is taught fn all the schools starting with the early grades. The school system is controlled by The Ministry of Education. The children aren't given as many freedoms as in America. The teachers are highly respected by each student. They stand when their teachers enter the room. Freshman's Findings-College Freshman,That Is Sally White, a recent Florala High graduate, is attending Samford University in Birming- ham. She very graciously con- sented to giving us her feel- ings about college life: "As a seasoned college vet- eran of one semester, I think my findings about college life can be quite useful to a future student of the 'hallowed ivy walls.' "College is fun. I can think of no other place where one can have as much fun the first weeks of September as in college. Ask anyone. The first month of school is filled with meeting new friends, adjusting to cafeteria conditions, buying colorful books, and realizing the jolly of being virtually independent. "However, as surely as October follows September, teachers settle down to giving tests that are unbelievable. A freshman's first test score is more than unbelievable; often it is tragic. The result of Sept- ember's 'wining and dining' becomes quite apparent. But, normally, the average student buckles down, adjusts to college life, and begins toproduce from his abilities. College then be- comes much like high school with four times the work. Tea- chers, I have found, at Sam- ford are exceptional. Their lec= tures are most interesting, their tests are sheer monstro- sities, and their willingness to help is unsurpassable. "A freshman realizes that the task of learning to prepare for life is quite a huge one. He also begins to realize the im- portance of this task. Thus, a conscientious college student then begins to work very hard. Long hours of study become a vital part of his schedule. The next test comes back. Sattsfac- tionl Hard work has paid off. Results are beginning to show. Teachers become friends, pre- paring for life is a little easier. Although ups and downs fill every day at college, one has to learn to roll with the punches, pick up where he left off, and be satisfied if he has done the best he can. "Education from books is a very real part of college life. However, it is not the only kind of education one receives. Pro- bably the most drastic change a student experiences comes when he realizes he has left the place where he has spent a good part of his life and the friends who knew and liked him. A very vRal type of ed- ucation, which follows this shock, is learning about his fellow students, becoming fam- iliar with their past environ- ment, and discovering some similarities. The need to learn from books and teachers is im- portant, but the need to really learn about life through people and experiences is, I dare say, much more important. "College is not just a big high school. Education, life, people, problems--all of these become very real to a stu- dent. He experiences the satis- faction that comes from hard work and good results. He also knows the Joy of establishing life-long friendships with people from totally different situations. And, most im- portant, a college student ob- tains a complete education; one which truly enables him topre= pare for life.', the shah, and also there is a a learning parliament. Communism is Beta Club memberS. Of S And . THIS WEEK'S EDITOR STEVE WINDHAM JOYCE HARRISON could be worse" SHELIA MARTIN- than never". DONNA PETERS no way". LINDA BARNES - to pay the price.' MISS RHONE- in where angelS tread." MRS. NELSON- disgrace m being unwilling to ANDY WHITE - " Could be better." PATSY LAIRD - Heyl" MRS. ODOM- best." MRS. RICHBURG VIVIAN a bangl" VIE Class Presents Pro Of Occupational Did you know that there are 700 different medically related fields in which to work today? There are job opportunities m every field from the most high- ly specialized doctor to male nurses to medical secretaries. Tuesday morning, February 5, the VIE club was host to three representatives of the Covington Medical Auxiliary. The class invited all other Flor- ala High students who were in- terested in health related oc- cupations. Mrs. C. N. Matthews introduced Mrs. James G. Dunn and Mrs. wheeler A. Gunnels, both of Opp; they presented a special program of interest to students interested m medically related job opportunities. The point most stressed in the pro.. gram was the many, many varied job opportunities that are available today in the fast growing medical field. There are people needed to perform every duty that hospitals of today call for and there aren't enough people to fill these jobs. MOST PERFECT SR. BOY AND GIRL AT FHS HAIR LIKE - Ronnie Kllpa- trick and Carol Harrell. EYES LIKE - Russell Norris and Deborah Dennis COMPLEXION - Al Goolsby and Belinda Hargrove TEETH- Allen Harbuck and Rose Cox SMILE - Cecil Scofleld and Marsha Hughes HEIGHT - Raymond Couey and Deborah Halley FIGURE or PHYSIQUE- Steve Woodham and Patty Parker CLOTHES - Albert Cravey and Jo Ellen Geohagan BRAINS - Richard Cotton and Patty Henderson PERSONALITY- Rex Hamilton and Jan Mills Interesting facts lines were given bY and Mrs. GunnelS formation scholarships and able to students terested m fields was lets containing reers in medical cupatlons were students. Would Yol Change? To seniors: If live your high what change JO ELLEN think I would alas." JAN MILLS joined as DEBORAH have taken the would have field I plan to take EVELYN ROBBINS n't have taken jects, for AL GOOLSBY - habits; well, to live my life t GALE NORRIS- want to relive cause I might mess out of it time around." GARY JONES - "1 taken -"-I ! THE AGONY AN ECTASY OF TH AVERAGE JOYCE HARRISON What Really Worries Me If it isn't boys, it's "neck- 'n-neck" basketball games, easily forgotten cheers that even a six year old could re= member, and the constant effort in keeping the school spirit high at ball games. Sometimes I get frustrated, very frustrated, when I make senseless errors, and Ida mean senseless, in Typing L But what really, really wor- ries me the most is being on time for "school days" and all the other activities that I am involved in. The clock on sits there with a quarter 'til are closed; some with a bang. until dismissal wrong with that hand, it just Only two m Prepare for the systems are go. char seems to rattling on and on terested group of xiously the the grinning cloCk One minutel Books in arm, ciis put away seconds to gel second hand At last, the gins. Five one, instant School's out fun lies ahead. to think that cess begins all well, it all comes ploma. Right