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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJ~..C]" T..OJ.ICI~NSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, tract Let @ IX ng elects At a recent special meet- ing of the School Board a con- tract was let for six building projects totaling $7?.6,000.00. The projects were: (1. New gymnasium at Free- port High School - $463,000.00 (2. Special education facility at Freeport - $88,000.00 (3. A two-classroom addi- tion at Freeport High School- $69,400.00 (4. A lobby for Paxton gym- nasium - $29,600.00 (5. A three-room addition at Paxton High School- $59,000.00 (6. A one-classroom addi- tion at West DeFuniak Elemen- tary - $17,000.00 The Total was $726,000.00 Superintendent John E. Bald- win states that these additions will greatly enhance the educa- tiinal v~portunities available at the respective schools. Bald- win also states that funding for these projects will come from a combination of state and local sources, with the greatest amount being derived from sale of revenue certificates to be paid from race track funds ac- truing to the Walton County School Board. At the last regular meeting of the School Board, a resolution was passed authorizing the is- suance of $650,000.00 of reve- nue certificates from racing fund proceeds, most of whch will be applied to help build the new Maude Saunders Elemen- tary School. In other action, the School Board discussed the establish- ing of a county-wide lay advis- ory council to the School Board, to make recommendations con- cerning improvements needed in the school system. Further action by the School Board included the discussion of the school budget, which cannot be officially adopted until the tax roll has been certified to the School Board. Accord- ing to the superintendent, as of this date, the tax roll has not been received by the School Board; therefore, no millage has been levied. The School Board adjourned its regular meeting after sev- eral other items of routine business were handled. What Are Policemen C Alabama's Second District Congressman William "Bill" Dickinson has qualified with J. Richard Bennett, Jr., Chairman of the Alabama State Republican Executive Committee, and with Secretary of State Mabel Amos, as a candidate for reelection to the U.S. House of Repre- sentatives. In announcing his candidacy for reelection, Dickinson said, "As a sixth-term Republican representative, I pledge to con- tinue to effectively represent the views of the people of Ala- bama's Second District as I have in the past and to see that they have a voice that will be heard in Washington in the am- Bill Dickinson portant decision making pro- cess that affects the welfare of all our people." Congressman Dickinson is the sixth ranking Republican member of the House Armed the Special Investigations Sub- committee and was just re- cently appointed to the Special Energy Subcommittee. "The work of the House Arm- ed Services Committee and its fiscally responsible voting re- cord in Congress has earned him the Distinguished Service Award from the Americans for Constitutional Action every year since he has been in Con- ties include: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Cov- ington, Crenshaw, Dale, Gen- eva, Henry, Houston, Montgo- mery and Pike Counties. Dickinson appears to be un- lifies F e-e opposed for ruination an ceive the dorsement [ Services Committee and will move up to third ranking on the minority side in the next Con- gress. He is the ranking Re- publican on the House Ad- ministration Committee and also serves on the Joint Com- mittee on Printing. As a member of the power- ful House Armed Services Committee, Dickinson serves on the Research and Develop- ment Subcommittee, the Mili- tary Personnel Subcommittee, various subcommittees," Dic- kinson stated, "is of vital im- portance to the continuing Army Aviation training and opera- tions at Fort Rucker and to the effective operation of both Max- " well and Gunter Air Force Bases and other military in- stallations in Alabama and the South." The Alabama Republican is the Assistant Minority Whip for the Southeastern United States. Dickinson's conservative and gress. Mr. Dickinson was the first member of Congress to draw attention to the plight of the Pew's and to speak out on the failure of the Communists to abide by treaties regarding the treatment of Prisoners of War. The Montgomery Republican is seeking his sixth two-year term as representative of the 13 counties of the Second Con- gressional District. Located in Southeast Alabama, these coun- Postmaster Announces NeW "Your Federal Income Tax" Postmaster EdDavisannoun- many e: ced today that the new edition trations of "Your Federal Income Tax" tax return is again available to residents said Postm: of the Florala, Alabama area. a ver' Customers are reminded that lication, this year the price will be$1.00 so, Postm each. "Completely revised and up- early while to-date, this guide contains EXPANDING FILES RUBBERMAID WASTEBASKETS ',\\~\\\\\\\\/N% :.~;-__. / ~ ~ ~ Two popular shspes - Round and rectangular. Unbreakable .... and longlusting. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Wun t chip or mar furniture, walls, or flours, Does not conduct heat 6r contribute to the heat intensity of a fire. Made Of? A policeman is a combination of what all men are, a mingling of saint and sinner. Reports wave the fan over the stink- ers, underscore times of dis- honesty and brutality because they are NEWS. What that really means is that they are ex- ceptional, unusual, not lust fil- ling space. Buried under the carpet is the fact that less than one-half of one percent of po- licemen misfit that uniform. That's a better average than you'd find among clergymen. What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is at once the most needed and the most unwanted. He is a strangely, nameless creature who is sir to his face and fuzz to his back. He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won. If he is neat he is conceited. If he is careless he is a bum. If he is pleasant he is a flirt, if he is not he is a grouch. He must make in an instant, de- cisions which would take months for a lawyer. If he hurries he is careless, if he is deliberate he is lazy. Be must be first to an accident and infallible with a cure. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleed- ing, tie splints and above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp, or expect to be sued. The police officer "must know every gun, draw on the run and hit where It doesn't hurt. He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being bru- tal. If you hit him he is a cow- ard, if he hits you, he is a bully. A policeman must know everything and not tell. He must know where all the sins are and not be involved. The policeman must, from a single hair, be able to describe the weapon of the criminal and tell you where he is hiding. If he catches the man he is lucky, if he doesn't he is dumb. The policeman tmust chase false leads to a dead end, stake out ten nights to tag one witness who saw it happen but refuses to remember. He makes re- ports until his eyes ache to build a case against some thief or some outstanding citizen who isn't outstanding. The police- man must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentleman. And of course he will have to be a genius, for he will have to live and feed his family on a policeman's salary. Billy W. Rogers Florala Police Dept. Florala, Alabama. Navy Make Shipboard Life Attractive The Navy hopes to make ship- board life more attractive for its all-volunteer force by in- stalling television program- ming aboard 60-al~-tllis year. John C. Broger, director of the Office of Information for the Armed Forces, said the Army and Air Force in the past have received most of the support for radio and TV programming. He told the House's Defense Appropriations subcommittee that the Navy "simply has not been able to be competitive. Now they want and we arehelp- lug to support their request for audio tape service for their entire fleet of 553 ships." , "In addition to that," he said, "their television programming has been off the end ofthedog's tail. We just gave them the pro- grams left over and in many cases these programs on 16- millimeter film has already been shot." Broger said almost 35%of the television screening overseas has been restricted because of commercial interests in those countries. The Defense Department also plans to seek $150,000 for the production of a film for the na- tion's bicentennila in t976. BASS JOINS CACHE PROGRAM ROGERS TRAINED IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Sgt. Billy Rogers of the Flo- rala Police Department spent a week at the University of Ala- bama the past week taking an advanced course incriminal in- vestigation. Among the things covered in the course included crime scene investi- gation gathering evidence, tag- ging and labeling and preserv- ing that evidence so it will be admissable in court, all types of homicide, finger prints, plas- ter casts. All of the instruc- tors were from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The instructors taught the angles most officers get caught in when a defense lawyer tries'to mess up what he has done in presenting a case. Case pre- paration was also one of the main points of the course. It was very interesting and I learned a great deal in parti- cipating in the class. Besides attending these classes in law enforcement I have been attend- ing classes at Lurleen B. Wal- lace Junior College part time. This quarter I plan to enroll full time and receive a degree in police science as soon as possible. This will enable me to better myself for better pay in the field of law enforcement. By Billy Rogers OF NAVY Edward Gene Bass enlisted in the United States Navy at Mont- gomery on 20 February, 1974. Edward is the son of Mr. Ef- fie Bass of Lockhart, Alabama. Bass enlisted in the Navy's CACHE Program with an active duty date of 16 July, 1974. He is a senior at Florala High School and the CACHE Program will allow him to graduate be- fore going on active duty. After recruit training at Or- lando, Florida, he will be sent to Hospital Corpsman Class "A" Schoo! in accordance with the Navy's School Guarantee Program. Information concerning the Navy and the various programs available to Navy men and women may be obtained from your local Navy Recruiter, Chief Garrett, whose office is located on Court Square in An- dalusia. Phone 222-7385. Cl, emical Companies To Cotttin.e Growth The basic chemical indus- try will continue its capital spending boom in 1974, ac- cording to a recent survey conducted by Chemical & Emtincering News. weekly newsmagazine of the Amer- ican Chemical Society. The survey predicts short- ages of energy and other basic materials will not af- fect the chemical industry until after 1974. OXFORD ISO Icilltll ill • © lind? dll ~lllI Check wit We stock have have in WIRE LETTER TRAYS ACCO Fur bindinq correspondenoe, ol~ell ~ An other clslm~l ol pUlSers. 3"tandard iwu-hole punchtnq. Complete with i:~se and II~Or~ls. 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