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USE SUl~J/l~l~) I~ENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. THE FLORALA NEWS into *********'* NARCOT ICS UNDERCOVER AGENT SPEAKS TO PTA MR. STEVENSON MR. STEVENSON, A BUSY MAN AT FLORALA HIGH The word principal means as an adjective most important, as a noun chief or head. The ad- jective and noun fits Mr. Charles Stevenson, seen in the front office at Florala High School from early morning to late afternoon. In the event, front office might be mis- leading, let's say, seen allover school! "A principal's job is never done" seems an appli- cable quotation. Seeing to the needs of the school and more significantly the needs of the student body involves perpetual motion, much responsibility, and oh, what guidance. An only child, Mr. Stevenson was born in Clayton, Alabama, where he was graduated from high school as a very active athlete in both basketball and football Troy State Universi- ty granted Mr. Stevenson his Bachelor of Science degree and he is currently doing graduate work during the summer at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama F1orala has been home to Mr. Stevenson since 1962 when he came to Florala as football coach. In 1966, hebecameprin- cipal. His faith in young people and his belief that there are few really bad teenagers make him enjoy his work. During his rare free mom- ents, Mr. Stevenson with his wife Diane and two children, Chuck and Sue Ann, spends time on their new house now being constructed on East 5th Avezqal$o Have you ever seen a real narcotics undercov.-r agent7 Most likely not, unless you were one of the lucky students who attended the PTA meeting Tues.. day night, February 24, 1970. Mr. George McKee, from the State of Alabama's Department of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, was the guest speaker for the meeting with a most in- formative and interesting talk entRled "Drug Problems Fac- Ing our Youth Today". Mr. McKee related inter- eating and amusing incidents from his work. Most of his job involves being a hippy, con- vict, or any other identity that will enable him to gather in- formation on drugs which is classified as aproblem of today. Each group of drugs, scien- tific and slang named, were dis- cussed to give the audience an idea of the form, use, and effect of each In relating the danger of drugs, Mr. McKee said "to- day's youth should be prepared to not only avoid againstusuage but help combat this problem that confronts them." . GARY SALUTE TO A SENIOR This is a true story. The names have not been changedto protect the innocent. It all started a few years ago with the arrival of one Gary Jones Jones crossed the At- lantic from his birth place of Munich, Germany to the U. S. with his American parents, Major and Mrs. Wilson Jonesof Florala. Evenatthisearly stage you could tell by the gleam and intensity of his eyes what he would be. During his first yearshere in the states, he lived in such places as Colorado, Georgia, and South Carolina. Finally his family took roots in their old home town of Florala. Jones be= THOSE WERE THE DAYS came notoriously known as ',the Favorite food- onion rings; guy with the cars." He was favorite subject - P. E.; fay- known to have run thronghquite .rite color - blue; religion - a few of them, but never ceas- Baptist, and favorite sport - ing to come up with another basketball, in its place. Last week: Judy Johnson Jones now Is a senior at Friday turdal SAXONY HALL i LEVIS DACRON POLYESTER AND COTTON 1 LEVIS 0RT COA1 s19- I LEVIS i LONG SLEEVE CURLEE / SPORT SLEEVE SPORT COATS / / ST QUALITY FOR / SHIRTS REG. $5.00 STUDENT OF THE WEEK . . KATHY AND DENNIS - THURSDAY, FLORAL~ FRI.& SAT. MAR, AN EMBASSY PICTURES RELE~I ALSO SUN.& MON., MRS. DALE ODOM INVALUABLE ASSISTANT AT FHS Obviously, the teachers around F.H.S. would be introu- ble without Mrs. Dale Odom. She is "old relaible" the ',stand- by" and to be perfectly frank- invaluable. Less romantic sounding, but true, she is a substitute teacher. With so much sickness in the air this year, Mrs. Odom has found herself in many versatile spots--from librarian to P. E. teacher, and most recently, "Bunenas dies", even Spanish teacher. When not substituting, Mrs Odom is busy making a home for her husband, Dale, and her daughters, Wendy and Julie. In addition to this busy schedule, she is a college junior work- ing toward a degree in English and Mathematics "Substituting was probably the final shove I needed to get me enrolled in college", says Mrs. Odom, when she was asked about her teaching. "I too, enjoy being around young people," she con- cluded. And the young people around FHS. enjoy being a- round Mrs. Odom FHS, but that doesn't stop him from his old ways. He is al- ways found in the presence of cars. His job is as a service station attend, hi (carsl);his favorite with cars doesn't keep him from his other activities such as girls, Panama City, and fun. Around high school Gary is renowned for his sense of hu- mor and fiendish powers ol cheerfulness and helpfulness. His sense of humor shows through with his mottoes ot ',If at first you don't succeed, quit," and "Neverdotodaywhat you can put off till tomorrow." That's the story of Gary The honor Student of the Week could be changed to "Student of the Year" when talking about Jo i Ellen Geoghagan. She is a senior i with a real talent for helping i others in any way she can. And if this isn't enough, Jo Ellen fits the description "beautiful." Very active in school activi- ties, Jo is the president of the Beta Club, a member of FHA, Pep Club, and Office Staff. She also is on the Honor roll and helps type up the news articles. In her spare time, practically nonexistent, she tends to the ever demanding Beta Club busi- ness. Her favorite class is world history and she Ukes all of her teachers. Her hob- bies consist of horse back rid- ing, embroidery work, cooking fancy dishes, playing piano, and trying to play guitar. Glenn Campbell and the Fifth Dimen- sion are her favorite musical performers. She also likes to play tennis and all other sports. Her philosophy is, ',Always do your best, because that's all anyone can do." She warns next year's seniors to study Saturday morning Band DI- Jan, playing the tenor saxo- rector and Mrs. Fowler, along phone, chose ',Valse Melodie" with Dennis Gibbs, Kathy Dunn, by Drigo for her entry. and Jan Mills left for Mont- Both Dennis and Kathy left gomery for the State Ensemble Montgomery feeling superior. Try-outs which began at 3:14. Right so--that is the ratingthey Dennis, accompanied by Jan both received, and there is no Mills at the Piano, playing the higher. Baritone. He chose "Concert Aria" by Mozart for his piece. Kathy, also accompanied by Florala, Alabama MOVIE RATINGS FOR PAREN'II'S YOUNG PEOPLE JO ELLEN ~ , . ~!~,::~ hard and be prepared. Although she's an avid Auburn fan, Jo Ellen will attend Troy starting in June. She plans to major in elementary education, and become a teacher. The OOleChve of the ratings Is tO reform pazents aboul ?fie sudaO~//fy Ot movie COnf@nI lot v~ew~ng 0y Ihe~ Ch~/df@t~ [~ ALLAGESADMIITED General Audiences [~ ALL AGES ADMITTED Parental Guidance Suqqe%te0 RESTRICTED Under 17 reqUl~e~ accompanying Paten{ or AduH GuJrcJ~an NO ONE UNDER 17 ADMITTED (Age limit may vary ,n Certa+n areasl Men who dress distinctively usually stand out In a crowd. Custom holds a man to a cer- tain dress, although in our day and age, almost any type cloth- ing is permissible. Fashions range from topless or see- through blouses to long, hesvy maxi coats and vests In the "older" generations loud shirts, ties, and clothes are frowned upon, but with out "younger" generation, mod flowers, stripes, and plaids-- anything goes. Some men'sfas- hions, however, are not suitable for business dealings or for conservatives. Most business- men should wear plain dress suits, although double-breast- ed coats, slightly bell-bottom- ed pant s, and wide tie s are worn by some respectable men. At F. H, S. there are quite a few good dressers in men's fashions. One requirement for a good dresser is to have the name Al. Albert Cravey and A1 Goolshy are two top dress- ers. Every outfit is coordina- ted from socks to shirts. Mike is another good name to have, at least this conclusion is read- ily reached after seeing Mike loud flowers, but keeps con- servatively mod, . . THIS WEEKS EDITORS MY CANDIDACY FOR Place #2, 40th District COMPOSED OF COVINGTON & Gr=HEVA COUNTIES THROUGH MY EXPERIENCE and desire I solicit your vote and influence. I promise to rep- ALL [] ~ AND [] FILMS RECEIVE THIS OF THE MOTION PfCTURE CODE OF SELF-REGULATION Jones. In a moment the con- Plckron in his bell bottoms resent the entire District with clusion Verdict:guiltyaschar- ~ncl m.tehtna' ~ht'rf~ ged. Sentence: 2more sixweeks -"~a"d'~:~,'~'=;~"~,~,hn.,-d ~th honestand progressive govern- as senior at Florala High ,-----"-: .......... 7 ment. School r THE FLORALA NEWS, established 1900 and. published weekly on Thursdays, Lucile YOUR SELECTION OF A CAN- K. Woodham McRae, Publisher and editor. Entered at the post DIDATE for this place in the office at Florala, Alabama 36442 as second clusmatter. Legislature should be of the CARD OF THANKS - WAY N E We wish to express our thanks R(3BRINS and appreciation to all of you I SERVED ONE TERM (1947-1950) in the State Senate,. two ~ " who showed your love and in- -AT wir'll lDIl= , UP terest in so many wonderful terms as Mayor of Hartford; approximately twenty years .,.~,..v .... "-~ ~.'- . ways during our recent the Town Council of which I am Mayor Pro-Tem at this time; uranes worry me me most. bereavement in the loss of our They always come around ery husb= and b other, John M. also thrity years on the Geneva County School Board of Education six weeks, like now. lworrybe- Bush, cause summer is taking solong The beautiful flowers, the I am a Methodist, chairman of the Board of Trustees and chair* to come this yeart Basketball trays of food and every ex- --. has worried me this year be- pression of sympathy wer* man of the Finance Committee. I am abanker and farmer by trade, cause nobody knew for sure if deeply appreciated. we were ~ing to State or not; I We would like to thank Dr. think we have had a Great team Matthews and ,all the staff of thisyear| the Flor Memorial Ho pt- I AM IN FAVOR of a review of the inequities in the prese"t I have to admit that girls tel. worry me a little but I had May God bless each one of tax structure and if possible a re-distribution of taxes. rather concentrate on the A. you is our prayer. E. ~, holidays, if they ever -The Family of John Bush m, VOTE FOR AND ELECT l A HUGHi:S 0 State Representative, Place #2, 40th District COMPOSED OF COVINGTON & GENEVA COUNTIES PD. POL. ADV. BY J. A. HUGHE5, P. O. BOX HARTFORD, ALA.