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JB'JECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT• REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED• ; t PRESENTED MEMBERS OF HOUSE - Awards were presented to four members of Representatives at the annual meeting of the Alabama Press Association in a last Friday night at a banquet as selected by members of the Capitol Press Corps. Peps. Phil Smith, of Talladega, hardest working; Howard McElhaney of Montgomery, Drexel Cook of Elba and Coffee Coumty,.most effective, and Fred Ray Lybrand Cook announced Monday that he will not be a candidate for re-election. He his reason for not seeking re-election - to be with his family more and also at his as Chevrolet dealer in Elba more than he can when serving as Representative. served ably and well in the House of Representative for the past twelve years. to this newspaper ',While I am no longer a candidate for office, I want the people to I will maintain a deep interest in local and state affairs and will go whenever and do is necessary for the continued growth of this county." taking an active interest in the candidacy of Governor Albert Brewer in his cam- term as governor in his own rights. He and Governor Brewer are close personal and have been for many years. Rev.Maraman 83Years Young The Reverend Van D. Mara- man celebrated his birthday Sunday, February 15. He was 83 years old on February 13. Those who came to enjoy the day with him included Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Geohagan, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Goohagan of Lakeland, Florida; Mr. and Mrs. Grady Maraman, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maraman, Pam and David of Opp; Mr. and Mrs. Ar- thur Maraman, Danny, Lorraine and Buddy Gunter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Maraman of Samson; Mr. and Mrs. Van W. Mara- man, Patsy, Tammy, Gena Faye, Mrs. Lonie Cotton and Sharon of Florala; Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts, Ray, Klm and Lorisa Beck of Mossy Head; Mr. and Mrs. R, E. Mayo, Anita and Jack of Tampa; P.J. Maraman of Graceville; Ken- al Maraman of Andalusia; Mrs. Evelyn Moody of Geneva; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Lindsey, Allen and Karen of Enterprise; Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Lowery and Rebecca of Hacoda; Mr. and Mrs. Garland Early of Kinston, Mr. Herman Davis, and Mr. Rice Eason of Florala, and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hyatt and Klm of Lakeland. - PERSONALS - R. E. Moge and family spent Saturday night with the Quinton Lowerys. They came up from Tampa to be with Mrs. Moge's father the Reverend V.D. Mara- man, on his birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Geoha- gan spent the week-end with the Grady Maramans. - PERSONALS- Friends are sorry to hear that H, O. McDaniel has been admitted to Florala Memorial Hospital. My Neighbors "Lather him up and we'll yank him down again!" "The only time the world beats a path to your door is right after you decide to take a Sunday afternoon nap." 1 LEDGER • ::.."..:.-'.'.: : TYPEWRITER RIBBONS A very fine ribbon particularly recom- mended for legal, commercial, and general correspondence work. LEDGER SHEET FORMS ADDING MACHINE RIBBI COLUMNAR RULED PADS FOR INDEX CARDS RULED EFFICIENCY RECEIPT BOOKS FINGERTIP - MOISTENER Speeds every step of gathering, money counting, check sorting etc. Stainless, odorless and qreaseless. Plastic container with hinged, snap-shut lid. Office pply Department WISE CONTINUED FROM FRONT Jackson Lumber Company. He owns and operates farm land in Covington and Geneva count- ies. A deacon in the Bethel Bap- tlst Church, he serves as clerk of the Sardis Association. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Klnston schools. He is president of the Farmers Co-op Market at Opp, Alabama, worked with the Cov- ington County ASCS office for sixteen years and served with the U. S. Maritime Service during World War H. llis areas of service include the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Red Sea, Ara- bian Sea, South China Sea, Pa- cific Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Wise is married to the form- er Ida Ruth Halley of Florala. They have three children, Larry, a senior at Kinston High School, Patrlcia, who is mar- ried to Don Carnley, a senior at Troy University, Marie Denese, 12 months, and one grand- daughter, Tracy Carnley, 15 months. Wise Is asking the question "Did you know?" that when the state was divided for Rep- resentatives, according to the number of voters in Covington County they had more than one representative but less than two and Geneva County didn't have enough for one full repre- sentative, so the two counties were put together fortwo mem- bers of the House of Repre- sentatives. A bill was passed that if a county came out with- out a resident Representative the State would hire an agent to represent the county. The agent would get the same salary as the elected representative, have the privilege of lobbying, but could not vote. Wlse says that to him that is a waste of taxpayers money and promises that ff he is elected he will eliminate the agent's job in that district because he would be a resident of Geneva County and no need for an agent to represent the county. MISS SHEPHERD CONTINUED FROM FRONT years. Survivors are one brother, James R. Shepherd Jr. of Hous- ton, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Ellene S. Logan of Brundidge; 1 neice, Miss Sheila Shepherd of Houston and one nephew, James Robert Shepherd HI of Houston. Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday)at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist Church of Florala with Rev- erend Fred White officiating. Burial was in the Florala Greenwood Memorial Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. PRESTWOOD CONTINUED FROM FRONT years, three months, and five days on the Andalusia police force. He started as a patrol- man in 1946 and filled Mat post for 12 years before being elevated to captain for two years. Prestwood served as the police chief for seven years and nine months, then held the office of lieutenant for six months, before being elevated to his present rank of captain more than a year ago. Prestwood has taken a leave of absence from the Andalusia Police Department to make the race for sheriff. A native of Covington County, Prestwood was born four miles south of Andalusia onthe Brew- ton highway. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Sidney B. Prest- wood. His mother was the for- mer Estelle Catee, who died when he was four years old. His father was drafted into the Army in World War Iand Prest- wood and his twobrothers, Jack and Owen Prestwood, made their home with their grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. JeW. Catoe, in the Pleasant Home Community. Prestwood attended school at Pleasant Home and played foot.. ball as a high school senior at F1orala. He worked two years as a farmer in the Pleasant Home Community when he was married to the former Mary Elizabeth Hall, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Hall. l~- fuN Hall was a Pleasant Home farmer. Prestwood worked in the citrus industry in Orlando, Fla., for four years. He was in the construction work in Orlando and in Mobile before working in the government shipyards in Mobile .during World War IL He came home to Andalusia to joht the Andalusia Police De. partment in 1946. Prestwood has attended 35 schools of law enforcement and graduated from the Alabama Police Academy in 1961. Prestwood has served as a trustee of the Pleasant Home School and served in the Na- tional Guard for sixteen years, eight years as a sergeant. He is a member of Masonic L~lge 434. Prestwood and his wife attend the Pleasant Home Bap- tist C2mrch. Mr. and Mrs. Prestwoodhave four children. They are Donald Prestwood, who is a traveling $ salesman with T.P.S.; Jimmy Prestwood, a teacher and head basketball coach at Red Level; Mrs. Drew (Nancy) McDowell, a Frlden operator and photo technician with The Andalusia Star-News; and Mrs. Richard (Diane) Harper, a housewife who resides on the Brooklyn Highway with her husband who is in the contracting business. CITY HALL CONTINUED FROM FRONT place" according to remarks heard by The Florala News reporter and photographer. You have a special invitation to come by the City Hall and inspect the new additions at this time. HUGHES CONTINUED FROM FRONT 20 years and is now Mayor Pro- Tern.He has also served on the Geneva County Board of Education for thirty years. He is a Methodist and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the First Methodist Church in Hart- ford, and also chairman of the Finance Committee. He is Chairman of the Board of the First National Bank of Hart- ford and is a farmer by trade. He married Levi Dell Chllds of Hartford and they have four sons and three grandchildren. Two of his sons are in the First National Bank of Hartford, J.A. Hughes Jr., serving as presi- dent, and H. Jack Hughes as Assistant Vice-President. An- other son, Bill C. ttughes, operates the First Insurance Agency in Hartford and Gone Hughes is a mechanical Engineer and resides in Mont- gomery. Hughes states that he feels that this place in the Legisla- ture should be of the greatest importance to the people of the 40th District and that voters should give a lot of thought to the position. NEWMAN CONTINUED FROM FRONT May 2nd and June Sth. Newman graduated from An- dalusia High School and in the 1950 class at Auburn Uni- versity. He is married to the former Vonclle Ivey, a native of Conecuh County, Alabama. The couple has four children, Mrs. Charles Thompson, Mike, l lth grade, Patsy, 10th grade, and Janet an 8th grader. During World War H, New- man fought overseas with the Second and Fifth Marine Divi- sions. He was wounded in action while fighting with the First Marine Division in Korea. He retired from the Marines with the rank of Lieutenant. From 1952-63, Newman taught at Red Level High School before being named Veteran's Service Officer, a job he held for sixteen years. He has been active in American Legion, Vet- erans of Foreigns Wars, Mili- tary Order of the Purple Heart, and First Baptist Church of An- dalusia. A B a p t I s t layman and pulplteer, Newman has served as State Chaplain of the Ame- rican Legion for three years. He is a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Andalusia, a Sunday School teacher for boys under fourteen years, and a Training Union leader for the past eighteen years. Newman's formal announce- ment is appearing in this issue of this newspaper requesting the votes and influence of the ,oters of Covington County. GRIMES CONTINUED FROM FRONT After working in the textile industry, Grimes helped with the organization of the General Manufacturing Company of Opp where he served as president and plant manager. Grimes is now a partner and vice-president of the Bryan Oil Company in app. JONES CONTINUED FROM FRONT cratic ballot on the technicality that his qualification papers were not filed with the Probate Judge of Butler County within five days of his formal entry into the race. Undaunted, Jones continued the race as an Inde- pendent, and even though running second to the Demo- cratic nominee in the general election, polled morethan 7,000 votes in the district. Jones, a World War II cam- )at veteran of the Okinawan Campaign, is 43 years of age and is married to the former Jean Bradley. They have three children: Karen, 15; John, 10, and Susan, 9. Mrs. Jones pre- viously taught school at Anda- lusia and Red Level High Schools and W. S. Harlan Junior High in Lockhart. He has practiced law for the past 16 years in Andaluslahav- ing received the Bachelor of Laws Degree and the Juris Doctor Degree from the Uni- versity of Alabama. Jones com- pleted high school and most of his college work under the G.L Bill and was the recipient of financial assistance from the B.B. Comer Scholarship Fund. while serving as Covlngton's Representative, Jones served on many important committees including Judiciary, Business and Labor, Insurance, and the Special Mental Health Commit- tee. Jones is active in civic and church affairs in Andalusia, having held various offices in many charitable endeavors as well as various county and dis- trict offices in the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has been a Deacon in the First Presbyterian Church since 1956. He is a 32 Degree Mason and a Shriner. Jones is a member of the Covl~"mn County, Alabama, and American Bar Associations, Federal Communications Bar, a Fellow in the American College of Pro- bate Counsel, Farrah Law So- ciety, a charter member of the National Society of State Legis- lators, and a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Jones stresses that as Senator, he will do his utmost to use his legislative and legal experience for the full benefit of all the counties in this dis- trict. II 1 II • • • HAROLD B. WISE WHEN THE STATE WAS DIVIDED for Represen- tatives, according to voters Covington County had too many voters for one Representative, but not enough for two. Geneva County didn't have enough for one so the two counties were put together and can elect two. A bill was also passed that if a county came out without a resident Representative the State would hire an agent to represent that county. The agent gets the same salary as a Representative, can lobby if he wants to, but cannot vote. To me that is a waste of tax payers money and better be used for educa- tional purposes. If I am elected that will eliminate the agent's job in this district, because I am a resident of Geneva County. I WILL ALSO BE SATISFIED with the salary that the State pays me and will represent all the people of this District. CANDIDATE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE Place #2, 40th District, Covington&Genevacountiel PD. POL. ADV. BY HAROLD WISE, RT. 2, KINSTON, ALA. .... ~ IIII