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-TOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. JBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. T T .. ) ESTABLISHED 114 1900 [ ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSONGATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST - LOCATION OF 99 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATION YEAR NUMBER 52 FLORALA, ALABAMA, COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, MARCH S, 1970 SUBSCRIPTIONS - $3.68 LOCAL, $4.73 ELSEWHERE - 10¢ PER SINGLE COPY C - Public on services are 7 in Paxton. will be in. Matron, and Glen Par- as Worthy invited to the The Church and Youth choirs of the Florala First Baptist Church participated in the Dis- trict Baptist Church Music Festival held at First Baptist Church, Andalusia, Monday night, March 2. Each choir sang two numbers and both the choirs were rated "Superior" by the judges. Sixteen choirs from nine churches throughout the district participated in the Festival. They were from churches in Elba, Monroeville, Brewton, Opp, Andalusia and Florala. The choirs were rated indivi- dually and not in competition with each other. Ratings are Superior, Excellent, Good, and Fair, and are made bythe judges on the basis of selection of songs, appearance, diction of words, accuracy in singing the music, tone quality, intonation, and interpretation. The six judges were ministers of music from churches in South Ala- BOZEMAN SEEKS RE-ELECTION AS CIRCUIT COURT CLERK $ who had papers as a Democratic May 5 and June of District At- County, has by the State McDonald State Demo- Robert Vance to this news- said he as an elec- He had asked Party to !rein the ruling of his as a Democra- Teh Attorney was based, Ray Bozeman has qualified for re-election as Clerk forthe 22rid Judicial Circuit• A native of Covington County, Bozeman is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bozeman. His fa- ther was a widely known farm- er of RFD 2, Dozier. Bozeman is married to the former Grace Stowers, a native of Greenwood, Mississippi. The Bozemans have two children, Candy, 19, a pre-law student at Auburn University, and Craig, 17, a junior at Andalu- sin High School. Bozeman has been vice-pre- sident of the Covington Develop- ment Council, was president of the Pawls Rural Development Club in 1964, is a member of the Covington Cattlemen's Association, past Commander of American Legion Post #80, and secretary of the Covington Democratic Committee. •.. BOZEMAN LOCAL YOUTHS on the case A 1943 graduate of Auburn, PLACE IN ART ? Who had never Bozeman was active in campus to practice law politics. He waspresidentofhis CATAGORIES has practic-class during his senior year The scholarship contest for since 1953 at Auburn. He was selected for senior high school students, District At- membership in Blue Key, col- promoted by Hallmark Cards years, 1959 lege leadership fret, and and sponsored locally by the Gamma Sigma Delta honorary General Federation of Women's Gantt that hescholastic fraternity.Clubs, was held in Ozark this the Attorney A veteran of World War TT, past weekend. Several local Bozeman was discharged with girls entered art in several candidate, a disability because of frozen categories and received disqualifi- feet, a fractured knee and ankle, awards. up to the as a lieutenant. He served in Miss Sara Matthews received cmirt, the Korean war conflict• an honorable mention award on Bozeman serves nowasvice- her painting of "Out of the president of the Alabama Asso- Mist" and Miss Barbara Bal- clation of Circuit Clerks and lard won two honorable men- Registers and will become lions on pastels- ',Faithful president in June of 1970. Friend" and *,Fawn and Doe',• ELIE HARRELL TO SEEK DEMO i, • • • RUSHING Enters Race a 37-year old County, has she- 5 and June 2 but be- in commercial Ithood in 1963 and the of fresh air. son of Mrs. and the late Mr. born in the is married to Effle Clark, ~mployee of the for the past reside at their Street in Anda- no children. War broke along the front shortly At due to family f his drop out of high school self- holds a high In addition, a variety Self-improvement NOMINA TION AS Elie Harrell, runner-up in the '66 race for sheriff in Cov- ington County, h~ts announced his candidacy for the Democra- tic nomination for sheriff intbe May 5 and June 2 primaries. Harrell received 48.1% of the votes cast ,in the '66 run-off election against the incumbent sheriff, P. R. (Pap) Gantt, who is also seeking re-election. Harrell, a native of Coving- ton County, grew up in the Enon Church community the son of Mrs. G. W. Harrell of Opp and the late Mr. Harrell. He at- tended school at Stanley and farmed until 1950. He was employed by the City of Opp as a law enforcement officer, and worked with the Commis- sion of Forestry 1~ years. Harrell married the former Vera Buiger and the couple are the parents of 7 children, all grown with the exception of their baby, Charlotte Ann, age 13, an eighth grade student at Andalusia High School. Of the 7 Harrell children, 3 are boys. Dan is superinten- dent of Kyser Aluminum in Jamaica. He married Joyce Ir- vin of Bay Minette and they are the parents of 3 boys. John, a State Trooper in Greensboro, is married to Toni White of Atmore. They have one boy and one girl. He is a former Trooper in Covington County. Robert, age 28, is sin- gle, has been employed with the Andalusia Police Department and was assigned with the State Troopers March 3. One of the 4 girls, Frances, married Freddie McGee of Lockhart and they are now sta- tioned in London, England with the U. S. Navy. Gynell (Mrs. Albert Hardage) has 4 boys and a girl. Her husband is employ- ed with the Commlsslonof For- estry in Red Level. Wanda Faye (Mrs. Lloyd Jeffers)lives in Bay Minette and is the mother of 2 children, a boy and a glrl. SHERIFF • . . HARRELL The Florala Garden Club Is sponsoring a 10-hour course in parliamentary procedure. In- structor will be Mrs. Barbara Corely of Crestvlew. The classes will be held at F1orala City School for 4 nights - March 19 and 20, and April 7 and 9. "This is a wonderful oppor- tunity to be better informed on how to preside and to know the Roberts rule of order," state club women and other in- terested persons in F1orala. If interested contact Mrs. G.V. Gamble, Mrs. Grady Williams, or Mrs. Lewis Eiland. Fee for the classes is only SZ.00. bama. Both the Church Choir and the Youth Choir were given the highest rating of Superior. These choirs are under the leadership and direction of Phil Jones, Minister of Music, of the First Baptist Church. Church Choir members who sang at the festival are Mrs. Hershel Causey, Mrs. Ben Hutcheson, Mrs. Claude Pea- cock, Mrs. Hewit Kimbril, Mrs. Henry Williamson, Mrs. Jim Walker, Mrs. James Denney, Mrs. Fred White, Mrs. Phil Jones, Carol Kimbril, Peggy Lindsey, Neva Joyce White, Da- vid Willis, Jim Walker, Henry William son, Rex Whitcomb, Marion Causey, and Andy White. Kathy White was the accom- panist. Youth Choir members parti- cipating in the festival were Sara Matthews, Joyce Harrison, Beth Harrison, Sandra Moody, Susan Moody, Kathy Gautney, Lynne Denney, Robin Townsend, Sondra Clark, Sherrie Danley, Sherril Maddox, Ruby Day, Pam Bullard, Sue Jennings, Jimmy Denney, Steve Straughn, Gary Woodham, David Willis, Tim Willis, Kenneth Vaughan, Andy White, Kathy White, Neva Joyce White. Peggy Lindsey was ac- companist for the Youth Choir, Steve Straughn accompanied with the electric guitar on one number and Jimmy Denneywith the drums. Wilson ...WIL~N Announces Candidacy Harvey Wilson, a one-time chief deputy sheriff under the late Sheriff M. C. (Cliff) Mere- dith, has qualified as a candi- date for Circuit Court Clerk, 22nd Judicial Circuit, Covington County. Wilson is a native of Coving- ton County and attended Red Level High School. He earned a certificate in Law Enforce- ment Management from the Uni- versity of Alabama. Wilson is married to the for- mer Ruth Bowen of Red Level, and they have 3 sons. Klmmy, age 23, is married to the former Sue Bass of Andalusia, Larry, age 20, attends the University of Alabama specializing in ac- counting, and Malone is a junior at Andalusia High School. Wil- son's parents are the late Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Wilson of Cov- ington County. Wilson spent 12 years in the Sheriff's office in Covington County, and more recently 4 years in the Attorney GeneralPs office as an investigator. GRAVESIDE SERVICES HELD FOR GREER INFANTS ON The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Greet of Florala passed away in a Fort WaRon:~ hospital, Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. from graveside in the Damascus Cemetery with the Reverends Charles Lltzell and Huey Mitchell officiating. Bu- rial was in the Damascus Come- tery with Evans Funeral Home directing. Survivors include the father aKd mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Greer of Florala; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Nelson of Florala; grandmother, Mrs. Cleo Greet of Florala, and great grandmother, Mrs. Mittle Dawrell of Florala. Prestwood Enters Race For • DA In Covington County Roger Prestwood, Andalusia Attorney, is a candidate for Medical experts have issued District Attorney of the Cov- e warning advising persons of lngton County circuit. Prest- the dangers of looking directly wood is a native of Covington at the sun during the eclipse County, and attended the public that will be visible in the south- schools of Andalusia. He later eastern United States the attended Emery University, The morning of March 7. University of Alabama, and At- Dr. Thomas N. Pirkle, Merit- lanta Law School where he was cal Director of Gulf Life In- an honor graduate with degrees surance Company, explained of Bachelor of Laws and Me,- that looking directly into the ter of Laws. sun can cause permanent Prestwood served in World damage to a person's eyesight - War H as Commander in the and possibly even cause blind- Navy; he is a member of the hess. V.F.W. and the American Le- *'It is dangerous to look di- glen. He is married to the for- rectly into the sun at any time," mer Catherine Maxwell of Dr. Pirkle explained, ',but, nor- Andalusia. They have a really it is not a problem be- daughter, Mrs. Sam A. Carmack cause people have no reason Jr., and two grandchildren, Alex to do so. However, the at- and Catherine, who live in Mid- traction of an eclipse might dletown, Connecticut• cause some people to stare directly into the sun - and this .. PRESTWOOD Prestwood is a member of Adams the First Baptist Church of is what we are afraid might Andalusia, a past President of happen, the Covington Bar Association, "Even when people shield Recommended and isamemberoftheAmeri- their eyes with dark glasses, can Judicature Society, an or- they are not getting the protec- ganization to promote the effi- tion they need against the ultra To Preach clent Administration of Justice. violet rays which the sun emits. Prestwood is the son of the late And, even during a fulleclipse- for those few moments when the Mr. Charles Adams was re- Judge J. Morgan Prestwood of sun is completely covered - commended for license to the Covington County Circuit the sun is still putting outthose preach in the Methodist Church Court, and is a brother of dangerous rays," Dr. Pirkle at a very impressive service attorney James M. Prestwood. added, on Sunday evening March 1, As a safe alternative, Dr. 1970. He is a native of Paxton, Pirkle suggested taking two Florida and has been active in Merchants sheets of cardboard or stiff the fieldofeducationforseveral paper and punching a small years. He plans to continue his hole in one. Then, the sheet work with young people as Plan Baraain with the hole in it should be youth director within the held towards the sun with the church. ,tl, er about ],2 inches from it. The entire congregation was Days In June The light from the sun will show stirred by the sermon Mr. onto the second sheet and the Adams brought Sunday evening shadow of the eclipse will be on *,The Power of Prayer". He The Tri-Clty Merchants clearly visible on this sheet, will receive his license after Association has planned anum- completion of a study that is bet of activities prior to and given through the Board of during the week of the 100th MRS. EVANS BURIED Education of the Methodist Centennial Masonic Celebra- Church. He plans to assume lion. During this time the mer- MONDAY AT his new responsibility upon chants will have "old fashion NATURAL BRIDGE completion of the required bargain days" like those of old. work. You won't ~/ant to miss out on Mrs. Ruth Dean Evans, age Mr. Adams is the third to be these so ya'll better stay at 76, passed away Saturday after- recommended for license to home to do your shopping. noon, February 28, 1970, at preach this year by the First They have also planned an- her home on 817 North 8th Methodist Church of Floraia. other big merchants give-a-way Street in Florala. She was a Phillip Howell, who is serving on the order of the one held resident of Florala for a great with the Air Force was recom- a week or so before Christmas many years and a member of mended last fall while home on which was termed '*most sun- the Florala Church of Christ. leave. He will enter Hunting- cesstul" by the association pre- Survivors include the hus- don CoUege this fall and will sident, Dolan Clark. The draw- band, James Evans, Florala; serve the conference as a tug for all the free gifts will 3 sons, Murdic Evans and Mur- student pastor while he is in be held on June 24 at 5 p.m. ry Evans of Florala, and Marcus school. Mrs. Earline Mitchell A new name has been added Evans of Taveris, Florida; 7 was recommended in January to the long list of members of daughters, Mrs. MildrenWeeks for license to preach. Sheplans the recently formed Trl-City of Florala, Mrs. Margaret War- to work as an associate pastor organization, that of Franklin ren of Gaskin, Florida, Mrs. in the field of music and youth. Ferguson Co., Inc. Members Marie Austin of Austell, She will assume her new duties include merchants from Flor- Georgia, Mrs. Mavis McKinnon at the annual conference session ala, Leckhart and Paxton. of Alaska, Mrs. Marjorle in May. The association is already Gaines of Birmingham, Mrs. Marlene Llnton of Florala, and Adams is the son of Mr. and planning on ways it can work Mrs. Jean Jones of Coftondale, Mrs. Ralph Adams of Paxton. with the City of Florala tO ira- Florida; 16 grandchildren and HE is principal of a junior prove the Christmas lighting 11 great grandchildren, high school in DeFuniak and general decorations for the Funeral services were held Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Adams City of Florala during the at 2 p.m. Monday from the and their two children, Angela Christmas season. Anyone in- Florala Church of Christ with and Gregory, live in Paxton. terested in becoming a member minister Frank Timmerman Howell is the son of Mr. and of this organization should con- officiating. Burial was in the Mrs. Charles Howell of Florala. tact Dolan Clark. Natural Britlge Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. Fielding Night MRS. HARRISON FUNERAL SERVICES Proclaimed HELD THURSDAY There is a Yankee in our town who has definitely become Mrs. Ressye Ann Harrison, a true Southerner by choice, age 74, passed away Tuesday, Jimmy Fielding. February 24, 1970, in a Fie- Jimmy has worked long and rala hospital. She was a res- hard for the American Legion, ident of 1122 North 6th Street American Legion Auxiliary and in Florala for the past 3 years many other organizations. and was a former resident of Tuesday night, March 10, has Opp and Kinston areas. She been declared '*JimmyFielding was a member of the Clear Appreciation Night" by the Springs Baptist Church. Florala Post and District 34 Survivors include a son, Wll- of the American Legion. It will llam L. Creech of Stella Route, be a covered dtsh supper. Florala; 3 daughters, Mrs. Jimmy has served well as Martha Tuberville of RFD 2, Post Commander and is most Opp, Mrs. Sarah Jane Butts deserving of this honor. of Florala, and Mrs. Johnnie All of Jimmy's friends are Evelyn Curly of Nichelson, invited to stop by and visit, Mississippi; 4 brothers, Tarly and enjoy Fielding s Night .... FIELDING Andrew Harrison of Darllngton, Florida, Frank Harrison of Opp, Alabama, Harrison of Holy Land Scenes To Be Shown Meridian, Mississippi, and LE. roy Harrison of RFD I, Kins- Arthur Forrester will show he took numerous pictures ton, and 8 grandchildren, some interesting and beautiful which he will show. Funeral servlceswerebeldat color slides of the Holy Land The pictures include such 2 p.m. Thursday from the Weeks at Symrna Baptist Church, Fri- beautiful scenes as the town Baptist Church near Lowery day, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. of Bethlehem, theWildernessof with the Reverend J. L. Har. Forrester, of Lockhart, made Judea, the Sea of Galilee, the ris officiating. Burial was in a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Mount of Olives, Calvary, the the Weeks Oemetery with Evans Land area and visited nine dff- Garden of the Empty Tomb, Funeral Home directing, ferent countries, while there and the Garden of Gethsemane. Governor Albert Brewer re- ported this week that construc- tion is proceeding ahead of schedule on the new Florala Municipal Airport, despite recent inclement weather. Brewer said he has received a report from the State Depart- ment of Aeronautics and is gratified by the progress being made. A state grant of $15,000 is financing construction of the 3,700 foot landing strip at Florala. The airport is to be located three miles north of downtown Florala adjacent to Highway 331. The engineer in charge of the project has said that all clearing, grubbing, and drainage has been finished, and that work is progressing on engineering and grading. Governor Brewer said that grading will be completed this summer and that work will then proceed on paving and installa- tion of runway lights. "This airport is of great importance to the economy of the Floralaarea," Brewer said. "I look forward to the comple- tion of the entire project in the near future." Wise Enters Race For Representative \ Saxon (Tractor) Wise, a far- mer and farm equipment dealer of Andalusia, has qualified for Place No. 2, Alabama House of Representatives, District 40, composed of Covington and Geneva counties. Wise is seek- ing the office being vacated by Crum Foshee of Red Level He was runner-up for this pest in the 1966 elections. Wise has been active in poli- tical, civic and church affairs for many years. He grew up on a farm in Barbour County, and attended the University of Ala- bama. He has been in business in Covington County 22 years, operating Wlse Tractor Com- pany. He also carries on ex. tensive farming operatlons. Wise is a Methodist, having served his church in Andalusia as Chairman of the Board of Ste, wards, president of Men's Bible Class, Sunday School teacher, president of Methodist Men, Lay Speaker, chairman of Commis- sion on Stewardship and Finance, and member of Board of Trustees. He has servedfive years as a member of the World Service and Finance Committee for the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Metho- dist Church. Saxon (Tractor) Wise and his wife, the former Fairye Car- penter of McKenzie, have two children. Their daughter, Gall, is married to Kenneth carry, who is presently enrolled at Auburn University after a tour of duty with the U. S. Army in Germany. Their son, Mark, lsin the 6th grade at Church Street School in Andalusia. Wise states that as State Rep- resentative he will stay in close contact with all local governing bodies in Covington and Geneva counties and that he will work hard to be the best represen- tative thl s district has ever had. WEEK-END GUESTS Mr. and Mrs. "Webb Hendrix had as week-end guests, Mrs. Coreen Busbee, Dinnie and Kar. en, and Mrs. Geraldine ,lowers and son, Clifton, of Pensacola. Sunday afternoon Constable Ruben Hendrix of Fort Walton was a guest.