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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1974 PAGE 5 Heart, I think. date, we were [ l got was looks "Are you to We- sane ng to Male situa- of the "War Between pay, PAY! Heart, a few kind ' t give me help" get- ,l~e, for in- I forgot SO -- tries room for Ist sent out be- ~aterials,,. licks in ~mbered my st his mouth. This mysterious creature has been titled, "The Gas Phantom." Is there an actual "gas phan- tom" or is he merely a sales gimmick made up by some juniors? Either way, why not support the Junior Class and buy a "Gas Guard" guaranted to stop gas theft? If interested in purchasing one, contact any member of the Junior Class, Beware of the Gas Phantom! FHS Grapevine Many sophomores are dreading their initiation to the Science Club, while hopefully awaiting an invitation to the Beta Club. Just two weeks until A.E.A.! What's the funny smell around school? Paint! The school's getting the whole works. Who was Miss White's pretty visitor Monday? Lots of guys would like to know! Let's keep backing the bas- ketball team. Wouldn't we like to go to State in basketball too? MIX 'N MA TCH How To Make The Most Of Your Life The way to make the most of your life is simple. There are two little key words to leading a happy existence-- KNOW YOURSELF. Know what you are by nature intended to . do, your work, your rightful place in the world? If you're not happy with what you're doing, change it! Never do anything that you'll regret. Know yourself, and trust yourself! Be true to your own principles, believe in your own thoughts, be confident, self- reliant. Emerson once wrote, "My life is for itself and not for a spectacle... What I should do is all that concerns me, not what the people think." This is what is so important! The way the world is t.oday it's so easy to lose your identity among those that surround you. It takes real courage to stand up for the things you believe in, but if you do your reward will be so great! Don't be afraid!! It's so important! Believe in what you think! Don't be afraid that people will think you're some sort of maniac or some- thing! Whatever happens, hold fast to your convictions. BE YOURSELF! DON'T RUN WITH THE CROWD!!! a pick- Pepper I it outside ted by two proceeded a pick-u relieved of knock- It up gee- and just or a freshman been able to days get years. Could be went to a School? Mr. Rasberry -- county agent (Green Acres) LaJuan York -- Barbara Streisand Sara Foster -- Cher Bone Mr. Revell -- Husky Ha- waiian Detective Hawaii Five-O Craig Harrison and Melanie McDaniel -- Bonnie & Clyde Fletcher Gibson -- Sheriff Andy Taylor Bill Sollars -- Deputy Bar- ney Fife Marsba Randolph -- Florida _ (Maude) Ben Robbins -- Dennis the Menace Shelia Henderson -- Lilly Lomplin Melvin Matthews -- Redd Fox Matt Bradley -- Matt Dillon Carol Ray -- Miss Kitty James Parker -- Archie Bunker Miss White -- Mary Tyler Moore Jamie McPbail -- Lucy Charlie Brown) H I llm mml [ HIRE A FFA HOBO FOR ANY ODD JOBS The Florala FFA will have their "Hobo Days" Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 4, 5, and 6. Agri- business I will work Monday, Agribusiness 2 will work Tues- day, and Agribusiness 3 and 4 " will work Wednesday. These young farmers can do many odd jobs around the home and farm that need to be done. A reasonable charge will be made, which will be used to finance the parent-son banquet April 26. Checks should be made to the Florala FFA orthe Florala High School. For further information call W.F. Rasberry after 6:00 p.m. I Can't Be An Alcoholic the latest rumored while some- Many people belive that the gas out only person who is an alcoholic lots. is one who drinks great quan- this titles every day, or is drunk never all the time. But many alco- y holics can go a long time with- medium- out taking a single drink. acts as if Some alcoholics can stay dry (it's for weeks, even months or and walks years. hose in So it is not when or how of- I Drink Only On Weekends Forget Your Uncle Sam 15th because he's not going to forget that's why it's so important to keep record of expense so you can take ions to which you are entitled. ing account gives you a permanent all financial transactions that will save "=Y at tax time. Open one! ten one drinks that determines whether he has a drinking pro- blem. Rather it is whether he is able to control his drink- ing when he drinks. A man may drink only on weekends, but if he often gets drunk on weekends, he certain- ly has a drinking problem. Or, if his drinking causes him con- tinuing difficulty in any area of his life -- job, family, health, or is costing more money than he can afford -- he needs help. Some alcohol counselors sug- gest this experiment as a test of a drinkers control. For one month limit yourself to not more than two drinks a day. You must be absolutely honest, and there can be no exceptions- two average drinks on any oc- casion, but no more than two drinks a day. If you can do this for a month, you still have control. If you cannot, you had better start at once todo some- thing about your drinking. Alcoholism is a progressive disease, and as long as a per- son who has reached the stage of compulsive drinking contin- ues to use alcohol at all, his disease will gradually get worse. In other words, it is not when you drink nor how often youdrink, but whether you can control your drinking when you do drink that deter- mines whether you have a drink- ing problem. If you or a member of your family has a problem with drinking and would like some help, contact the South Central Alabama Information and Re- ferral Center, P. O. Box 627, Andalusia, Alabama 36420 or phone 222-2523. Bank Of Florala ,MEMBER OF FDIC Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. -Euripides. Success, as I see it, is a result, not a goal. -Gustave Flaubert. WANTED: A Student Coun- cil President who can play basketball. Must be tall, blonde haired, and lanky. Needs quick hands, quick feet, and a cool head. Will give a bonus if he can ring a lay-up. WANTED: A very energetic, enthusiastic player with an in- tense desire to win. Must be able to make a "bucket" from anywhere on the court. Should be the captain of the team and be known as "Charlie Hustle." Will give double bonus if he can make good "pep talks." ENTERPRISE - Governor George C. Wallace speaking to more than 1,500 at a portrait unveiling and dedication ceremony at Enterprise State Junior College Thursday, February 21, 1974. Wallace Speaks At Portrait Unveiling Ceremony "The most successful pro- gram in the state's history," is the way Governor George C. Wallace described Alabama's junior college system at apor- trait unveiling and dedication ceremony at Enterprise State Junior College Thursday, Feb- ruary 21, 1974. The governor recalled the fight that prevailed in the State Senate in 1962 when his ad- ministration proposed the re- solution for establishing state operated junior colleges. He praised the loyal support of Wiregrass Senators who help- ed to break the filibuster and pass the bill and gave much credit to the junior colleges and trade schools for the growth in industry and the economic well-being of the state experi- enced in recent years. "Credit," he said, "must also go to the citizens who back- ed the move and produced the wealth needed for support." Governor Wallace gave a strong hint to the audience of more than 1,500 that he was going to officially announce his candidacy for an unprecedented third term in Montgomery, Fri- day. Dr. Wallace Miller, Enter- prise veterinarian and chair- man of the State Dairy Com- mission, presided at the meet- ing that featured welcoming messages and introductions by Coffee County Probate Judge James Sawyer, Enterprise Mayor G. C. Donaldson~ and Enterprise State Junior Col- lege President B. A. Forres- ter. Dr. LeRoy Brown, State Su- perintendent of Education, pre- sided over the portrait unveil- ings and dedications. He paid homage to six Alabamians whose portraits were unveiled including Governors Lurleen Wallace and George Wallace, who madedistinct contributions to establishing a junior college at Enterprise. A portrait of the late Lewie H. Sessions was unveiled by his son, H. Moultrie Sessions. The science building was named in his honor. He served on the Enterprise School Board forty years and was active in getting a junior college located in En- terprise. Mrs. O. I. Cunningbam un- veiled a portrait of her late husband who served as execu- tive secretary of the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce and de- voted much time and effort to obtaining a junior college for Enterprise. The peripheral drive circling the rear of the campus was named in his honor. A portrait of the late Sena- tor W. Ray Lolley was un- veiled by his wife. Senator Lolley served in the State Senate at the time the junior college bill was being debated and worked day and night in getting the bill passed. The college gymnasium was named in his honor. A former principal at En- terprise High School made the first cash contribution to- ward a junior college in Enter- prise, William Elbert Snuggs, was honored for his untiring efforts for quality education. His portrait was unveiled by his wife. He and Governor Wallace were the only living persons whose portraits were unveiled. The campus library was named in his honor. Portraits of the late Gover- nor Lurleen Wallace and Gov- ernor Wallace were unveiled by the governor's daughter, Lee. The Administration Building was named forGover- nor Wallace and the Student Center for Governor Lurleen Wallace. Fol Trojan Seniors To Play Fina Game Against Spring Hill Troy State's hopes of a win- ning conference basketball re- cord were destroyed Thursday night and all that remains now is to close out the season on a winning note. Tuesday, the Trojans will wrap up the 1973-74 campaign in Troy's Sartain Hall when Spring Hill College invades the TSU hardwood. 'TiP off time for the non-conference bout is slated for 7:30 p.m. In Thursday's Gulf South Conference battle with Jack- sonville State, the Gamecocks came back from seven points down to put it into an extra period and ended up winning 73- 70. The loss dropped TUS's league record to 6-7 and the overall mark to 8-16. Earlier this season, Spring Hill downed the Trojans 91- 86 in an overtime contest in Mobile. That was 22 games ago, and the Trojans are hop- ing for a reversal of the ear- lier outcome next week. Four seniors will play their final game in Troy State colors against Spring Hill. Guard Charles Cornelius, the team's No 3 scorer, forwards James Cleveland and James Brazzell and guard Steve Close will close out their collegiate careers Tuesday. Cornelius is averaging 12.5 points per game -- the best of the senior quartet. Cleveland is not far behind with I 1.5 scor- ing average and Close and Brazzell are averaging 6.1 and 2.5 points respectively. Leading Troy's scoring ef- fort are freshmen Carl Holkis fort are freshmen Carl Hollis and David Felix. Hollis, a three-way leader in Trojan to- tals, has a 16.9 scoring norm and is averaging 1 I. 1 rebounds per game. In addition to leading the squad in scoring and rebound- ing, Hollis has the team's best free throw percentage at ,827, coming off 43 marks in 52 tries. Felix has a 13.7 scoring average and has the most as- sists of any Trojan with 114. He is also second in field goal percentage shooting with a .457 mark. Cleveland is leading the team in field percentage shooting Jim Allen Reports To The People "Our government must leave no stone unturned in obtaining the return of our missing-in- action, whether they be dead or .alive," Senator Jim Allen de- clared today to a meeting of the Alabama Department, Veterans of Foreign Wars. "Despite the fact that a full year has gone by since sign- ing of the Vietnam peace agree- ment, there are still 1,069 Americans listed as missing- in-action while the Communist forces refuse to allow Ameri- can recovery teams to even approach the isolated graves of some I,I00 other Americans who are known Is have died in the jungles of Southeast Asia," the Alabama Junior Senator said. He pointed out that just last December 15 a clearly marked unarmed U.S. helicopter on a recovery mission was am- bushed by the Viet Cong who killed an American Army cap- tain and a S(~uth Vietnamese pi- lot. "These blatant violations by the North Vietnamese and other Communist forces of the peace agreement which they signed without coercion or force, and which the United States has liv- ed up to in every measure, is outrageous," Senator Allen as- serted. "According to the agree- ment, all parties are obligated to assist in obtaining informa- tion regarding men missing-in- action and in recovering the bo- dies of Americans sotbeycan be returned to the United States for burial with honor," he con- tinned. "The Department of Defense asserts that it will continue its search, but there is littlecom- fort for those families which have waited so long for some word about their loved ones. Parents, wives and children are spending countless an- guished days in silent loneli- ness hoping that over govern- ment will force Hanoi's hand on~ this matter," Senator Allen said. "With our military foz'ces now forbidden to act in South- east Asia, there is no possible way to threaten the use of force to press the issue of our miss- ing in action," he said and he declared that there is no tea- son why the United States Government should not at least bring this matter to the fore- front of world attention and demand that the Communists honor the peace agreement in its entirety. Senator Allen said he has presented to the United States Senate a strong joint resolu- tion of the Alabama Legisla- ture which last year entreated the President and Congress to take immediate action to secure information concern- ing our missing-in-action and release of the bodies of those who died and are buried in enemy-held territory. "Americans must keep the faith and never forget that some 2,200 of our Fellow Americans are still in Indochina," Sena- tor Allen told the VFW. RA Meet Set For Gadsden March 1 4-I 5 A "March for Missions" will kick off the Alabama Baptist Royal Ambassador (RA) Con- gress set for Twelfth Street Baptist Church, Gadsden, March 14-15. Between 500 and 1,000 boys ages 9-17, members of RAs-- a missionary education and service organization in Bap- tist churches -- are expected to participate in the afternoon parade down Gadsden's Broad Street. In keeping with the con- gress theme, "Share the Word Now," they will distribute copies of the New Testament to passersby. Following the parade, the first nongress session begins Friday night at Twelfth Street Church with messages by Shel- by Smith, Southern Baptist missionary to Antiguq; and Jay Chance, director of the RA Dzvision, Southern Baptist Bro- therhood Commission, Memp- his. Speaking Friday morning will be Wayne Hall of Hunts- ville, lineb~cker of the Uni- sity of Alabama football team. with a .464 effort coming off 103 conversions in 22 tries. He is also the team's second lead- ing rebounder with an 8.8game average. CROSS TR: II,S "Ye Side BooKsnoppe" was a popular place for a day at Cross Trails. "The books were carted off to public libraries within a matter of hours, " stat- ed George Johnson, Library Ad- ministrator. The Book display contained better than 1600 books and was erected for Cross Trails lib- rarians with books purchased for the occasion by Cross Trails. Librarians were able to browse the shelves and make their selections for their pat- rons. Johnson praised board members for allowing him to shop about for best discounts in obtaining the books. Librarians attending the one- day affair were Enterprise, Mrs. Emma Thompson, Mrs. Eileen Lewis, and Mrs. Dorothy Parrish; Geneva, Miss Rebekah Kenan, Mrs. Paula Enfinger, Mrs. Agnes Bottoms and Mrs. Gaff Brewer; Evergreen, Mrs. Clara Trawick; Andalusia, Mrs. Margaret West, Mrs. Lucy Taylor; Dozier, Mrs. Fannie Moore; Hartford, Mrs. Jewel Miller; Florala, Mrs. Muriel Savage, Samson, Mrs. Entice Whigham and Opp, Harry Hickerson, Leon Gore, Mrs Bertha Caston and Mrs. Leon Meadows. Troop 440 of the Opp Brow- nies visited the headquarters library on Tuesday and saw a sound film program on a tour of Alabama's state capitol, the Little Whitehouse of the Con- federacy and the Governor's Mansion. Program was ar- ranged for by Mrs. Shirley Boutwell. Library lessons can't be started too young. Thlrty one eighth grade students from CoL fee Springs visited the Cross Trails Library on Friday to learn how to use the card cata- log and the index to magazines They were accompanied by their sponsors, Mrs. Jean Lo- gan, Coffee Springs, Mrs. Edn3 Miller, Geneva and Mrs. Rhoda Johnson, Chancellor. Earlier in the month, Coffee Springs seniors had visited the library for this purpose. ENTERPRISE FEBRUARY'S SWEETHEART - Diann Howell. Samson, was choosen February calendar girl by the Enterprise State Junior College Student Government Association The freshman beauty is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Howell l New congress officers will be elected at the session. A 1973 player on the Ala- bama team, defensive end John Croyle of Gadsden, will speak Friday afternoon at the state RA basketball tournament at Gadsden High School. Trophies will be presented "to winners and runners-up in three age categories. Billy Underwood of Ardmore, Ala., currently is congress president. Other officers are Mark Dunn, Brewton, vicepre- sident; and Gary Rich, Gads- don, secretary. BABER ASSIGNED TO 8TH INFANTRY Army Private Theodore W. Baber, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Baber, Route One, Florala, Ala., is assigned tothe 8th Infantry Division in Ger- many. Pvt. BoOer is a Redeye Gun- ner in combat support company, 3rd Battalion of the Division's 68th Armor in Mannheim. II II BEAUTIFICATION Cont. From Front there will be no expense or work involved to the donor. They will come and dig the plants and set them out. Call one of the above mentioned la- dies if you have a plant to donate. FIRST ASSEMBLY PLANS SPECIAL REVIVAL SERVICES First Assembly of God Church will be in special re- vival services beginning Wed- nesday night, February 28, through Sunday night, March I0 with Evangelist and Mrs. Har- ley Ulrich. Rev. Ulrich will be teaching prophecy from Daniel and Revelation. Ser- vices begin each night at seven o'clock. Pastor Raymond Taylor in- vites everyone to attend these services.