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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 6 0 0 • BETA CLUB SPONSORS TALENT SHOW The Florala High School Beta Club will sponsor a school- wide talent show to be held on March 28 during a school as- sembly. Auditions will be held on an earlier date that will soon be announced. The talent show will have four categories: dance, vocal, in- Strumental, and dramatic. Au- ditions will be held separately for each category. Those in- terested in performing in a cer- tain category should check pos- ters placed in the halls or con- tact members of the Beta Club for the specific time and place of the audition. The entire student body of Florala High is invited to par- ticlpate in this talent show and is encouraged to help make it a big success. With everyone's help, we know this will cer- tainly be a highlight of this school year. GIVE... so more will live HEART FUND IF YOU FOUND AN EUSTA- CHIAN TUBE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? SAXON WAGNER "I'd try to find the person who lost it. They might need it!! ALFRED RUTHERFORD- "I'd throw it away. I don't need a spare." VIRGINIA PETRITSIS - "Make sure it was empty!!" BO CARAWAY - "Put it in my room with my collection." MARY KATHRYN MITCHELL- "Give it to Mr. Wallace. He's always wanting things to ex-, pertinent with. PAUL MADDOX - "Put it in my aquarium. PHILLIP JOHNSON "Clean it out." GWEN KELLEY - "If I found an Eustachian tube I'd pro- bably faint." BOBBY SMITH - "I would pro- bably use it to hold up my pant s." RONNIE GAMBLE - "Put it in Jerry Coones' locker." CLAYTON SMITH - "Run from it." GREGORY ROBINSON - "Any- body's guess." JACQUELINE SMITH "Put it in the want ads." PEGGY HART - "l would first of all, find out what an Eus- tachian tube is." NEAL STRICKLAND - "I'd put it in one of my ears so that I could have super hear- ing and hear everything." KATHY JACKSON "I'd try to find the poor deaf person it belongs to." I A TEACHER IS DOWN I ! ON YOU WHEN... By Joyce Harrison One of the most remarkable differences found in the change from elementary and junior high schools to high school was the at- titude of the teachers. I remember the good ol' read- ing, writing and arithmetic days. There was always some teacher constantly keeping us on the right track. They would always tell us how unprepared we would be for high school, if we didn't study more. In looking back, I can see how they demanded our interest in their subjects. It really bugged them to have an insolent, un- responsive student. It was easy to find out if a teacher didn't like your attitude. You could tell a teacher was really down on you when: (1) she always singled you as the cause of disturbances in a class, when you were rows away from the commo- tion; (3) the only words spoken to you by her were sarcastic re- marks or threats. There were more agonizing tortures, but only these examp- les were given because of the lack of space. l was sufficiently prepared scholastically for high school, but I was totally unprepared mentally. After eight years of having someone to tell me how to study, when to play, and where THE FLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, MARCH to go - I now had no one but myself. High school teachers expected me to work and, there- fore, felt no need to get down on me. After all, it was their job to teach mine to learn. Having had a great deal of experience in high school life, I feel I can safely say that the two things high school has given me are the ability to think individually and to make my own decisions. THE FLU EPIDEMIC By Carrie Savage Have you had that "Thing" That they call the flu? I'm sure you have And I have, too! Your poor head aches And your temperature soars Your throat gets dry And your poor ears roar. You crawl into bed, Too sick to die You start those pills And the hours drag by. You try to eat, But soup fails the test Your mother says "drink" And Coke tastes the best. Your eyes can't take TV, And you surely can't read So you just lie and think Of the assignments you need. After nearly a week Your temperature gives And, who knows, You may even live! DO TEACHERS TO HEAVEN?? FLETCHER GIBSON .I they go to heck. STEVE STRAUGHN - eyes of Milton, the Paradise of NEAL STRICKLAND fuse to answer on that I may be failed. KENNETH VAUGHN" on what they teach. ARTHUR TEW - No,'. seen one there yet. LINDA POPPELL - can't hack it. JERRY TAYLOR - the lounge. GARY WOODHAM ° Strickland (Paradi TERRY BROOKS - to the big lounge SHIRLEY SAVAGE - heaven and take WILLIE BASS - I Thomas does. JEROME WOODHAM they teach English JIMMY THOMPSON on what you call PAM BULLARD - grow on pine trees? JANIE HAMMOND - li dad will but I about the rest MR. ODOM - Only ter the great beyond and we the pearlie gate to the keeper "Tell me dear gate, have any chefs passed this and only then will know! THESE FHS CHEERLEADERS deserve compliments on the fine Job they did in decorating the gym for the area tournament last week, FHS Wildcat Band Recommended For State Saturday, February 19, was the date of the District VIII band contest in Andalusia, Ala- bama. This is an annual event for all bands in this district that wish to participate. The Floz:ala High School band was one of 16 bands that was in- volved this year. The purpose of the district contest is to determine which bands will participate in the State Contest. ]'he ludges eval- uate each band and give either a yes or no. Two yesses are required before a band can at- tend the state contest. Of the 16 participating bands, only 6 received the required 2 yesses, only 3 of these bands received the recommendation of all three judges. The Florala High School Band was one of these. Three distinguished musi- cians served as judges. They were Lacey Powell, Director of Bands, University of South Alabama; Dr. Bill Walls, Direc- tor of Bands, Auburn University; and Dr. John Kendrick, Band Director at Columbus High School, Georgia. The music that the FHS band performed was: Marche Lor- raine, by Louis Ganne; Fantasy for Band, by Frank Erickson; and Die Meistersinger, by Ri- chard Wagner. Many favorable comments were made about the band by the judges. The per- formance Saturday is truly something to be proud of. The Alabama State Band Fes- tival will be held in Tuscaloosa in April. Mr. Maddox is plann- ing to take the band to per- form its music for ratings. The band is working hard under the able direction of Mr. Tom Maddox to insure a Superior performance. Sweetheart Ball Big Success The annual FFA and FHA Sweetheart Bali was held Fri- day night, Feburary 18th, in the Florala High School cafeteria. Chaperones for the ball were Mr. and Mrs. Marion Mickel- son, Mrs. Inez Moulton, Mr. Charles Stevenson, Mrs. Mil- dred Kendrick, and Mr. W. F. Rasberry. The lunchroom was beautifully decorated in red and white hearts, cupids, and streamers. Servers for the Sweetheart Ball were Charlette Moulton, Wanda Hamilton, and Belinda Stevens. Records and the mixer were conducted by Terry Bul- ger, a member of FFA. Kathy Anderson and Glenn Taylor, the Sweethearts, were presented gifts by Larry Hamilton and Charlotte Gilmore. Kathy re- ceived a gold locket from the FFA boys and Glen received a set of gold cuff links from the FHA girls We would like to give spe- cial thanks to all FFA members, for their help in decorating. Also we would like to thank Kathy Anderson, Charlotte Gil- more, and all other members for their help toward making the Sweetheart Ball a big suc- tess. DRESS CODE NEWS Recently, Mr. Charles Stevenson appointed a student dress code committee. These students were to represent their classmates and make several recommendations to him for a new dress code. The commit- tee met several days during the third period last week. The suggestions made are not final but will be considered by a group of parents and tea- chers. After completion of the dress code, the revised dress code will then be brought be- fore the Covington County Board of Education. The Board will consider all the suggested dress codes of the schools in the county system and then will make a final draft which will be enforced in the schools next school term. THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: MILTON'S MASSACRE I "Hey, Percy! You look like you just crawled out from un- der the covers, and here it is already fourth period. Have you been watching all those new late movies or something?'" "Naw, I just got through with economics." "Oh, yeah, I know what you mean. Class gets sort of slack when those big basketball tour- naments roll around." "Coach had half the class working on the preparations, so I caught a few winks." "I used my time to study "Paradise Lost". I need all the help I can get with that thing." "You ain't just whistling Dix- ie! That stufrs so deep you need a life jacket just to keep your head up." "I'll say this much, that Mil- ton was one smart dude. Do you realize that he got up and started studying and reading ev- ery morning and worked way into the night?" "That's nothing. I have to do that just to pass English." "But he went blind!" So what? Half my teachers are, too. But that doesn't mean they read and study." "Well anyway he still had a head on his shoulders. The way he wrote seems like code or something." "Fellow, companion of mine, massive hulk in yond passage- way beholdth you not? Abolish- ment of strenous labor tasks does this Titan, so of Mop, of use make; now even bent upon the endeavor, of free choice, he rakes the filth and muck to its hidden craddle; from our sight to keep." "How's that?" "I said that Robert Harrelson is sweeping the dirt under the mats in the hall again." "Gee, I guess there's a little Milton in all of us." "~orry, I just 'can't see' it that way." MRS. SMITH AND A P.E. CLASS is shown about to begin the hike each of her classes took o~e day last week. Different routes to downtown and to the lake were taken by each class. e IS a I There's really no way to avoid the emotional strain it causes. But there is a way to avoid the financial strain death causes. You can buy funeral insurance. That's what thousands of Alabamians are doing. In fact, about two out of every three people who die in Alabama each year are covered by funeral insurance. And the Brown- Service Funeral Policy issued by Liberty National Life Insurance Company is the most popular policy of this type sold in Alabama. Here are three facts you might want to know about the Brown-Service Funeral Policies. Reasonable Premiums The premium to the policyholder is based on the actual cost of providing a funeral. A subsidk ry company of Liberty National has invested more than a million dollars in a casket factory which uses tile latest, and most efficient methods and machines in order to reduce the cost of caskets to the minimum consistent with high quality. Caskets used in Brown-Service funerals are manufactured in this factory and furnished by the company at cost so that the policyholder gets the benefit of a wholesale price. The Funeral Director who services Brown- Service Funeral Policies is able to furnish his services at a reduced price because of the steady volume of prepaid business which his ' contract assures him. Lers take an average situation to illustrate what a policy costs. If you are 27 years old, your wife is 25, and you have two small children, ages 5 and 2, you can buy four policies, paid up in I0 years for only 52.13 a week. Each policy will provide a 5600 funeral. The most you can pay is Sl,108. And the total retail value of the four funerals to be provided is $2,400. That's more than twice as much as the most you can pay. You're actually purchasing benefits at a wholesale price. If death should occur before the policy is paid up, no further premiums are paid. And you get all the benefits of the policy. Benefits if death occurs in Alabama The policyholder will get a complete funeral consisting of: Transportation to the funeral home up to 35 miles, embalming, preparation for burial, casket, burial suit or dress, the services of an experienced Funeral Director, a place for holding the memorial service, and transportation to the place of interment up to 35 miles. In the event a move expensive funeral is desired, the authorized Funeral Director will give credit for the full retail value of the policy on the cost of the funeral selected. Nearly 200 le:lding Funeral Directors in Alabama are authorized to service the • Brown-Service Funeral Policy. Your Liberty National agent will be happy to supply you a list of them. Benefits if death occurs outside of Alabama The policy will pay a cash benefit as specified in the policy. On older policies the cash benefit is half the retail value and on currently issued policies it is two-thirds of the retail value. If you don't have a Brown-Service Funeral Policy, see your Liberty National agent. He'll explain how easily you can have this most basic of all insurance. It's the easiest way for you to help your family do the hardest thing they'll ever have to do. LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY HOME OFFICE: BIRM INGHAM, ALABAMA See Your Local Representatives