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3E ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS- THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1974 PAGE SENIOR OF THE WEEK Kathryn Mitchell Week is Mary petite, main in- reading, fun with rank high ~rite items. ce~ Mary he medical ans of be- nurse or a o" handi- her in- cry. March, it *roar of the glid- -~ of a New- old say- midst of all ld any- Students cnowledge, r. Natu- ~idays are, memorable of year. teachers of on, even but go Mean- have away at city ale' work, another When har- .'ions darl- hands -- With a philosophy of life, "We're free to go where we wish and to be what we are" and a goal to be a better Chris- tian person, it is no doubt that Mary Kathryn will go far in life. Partly out of curiosity and partly out of interest concern- ingthe literary tastes of the students at F.H.S., "Wildcat Growl" took a poll to uncover' students favorites. Here are the top contenders in six cate- gories:, Movies: "Shaft," "Walk- ing Tall," "Coffy", "Billy Jack," "The Godfather," "The Ten Commandments," "Love Story," "American Graffetti". Novel: "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," "Gone With the Wind," "Showdown," "Romeo and Juliet," "The Robe," "Ad- ventures of Tom Sawyer," "The Exorcist". Short Story: "Tell Tale Heart", "The Open Window", "The Lottery", "The Cask of Asmitillado." Author: Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Richard Bach, H. D. Thoreau, Issac Asimov, Jesse Stuart, Lane Grey, Do- rothy Eden. Type: Modern, Midieval, Westerns, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Romance. Philosopher: Socrates, Pla- to, Confucim:s, Thoreau, Bach. It might also be interesting to note that "Shaft", "Jona- than Livingston Seagull", "Tell Tale Heart," Edgar Allen Poe, Romance, and Socrates won handsdown in their respective categories. -- and ran saints Patience to antics -- and ir- AEA the three and Well-known and Rithme- time for a OCcasion, a be said in ~Selves, be ALLEN NAMED of the seeks to rag. The nation de- lct, all that is what to thing, for As e, remem- give to get. 1973 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Semtor Jim Allen has been named 1973 "Citizen of the Year" by the Alabama Cable Television Association. Alabama's Junior Senator will be guest of honor at the Annual business meeting of the Association on March 9 in Bir- mingham and will be the main speaker at the awards banquet that night. Mr. Otto Miller of Tusca- loosa, Executive Secretary for ACTA said Senator Allen was chosen for the honor be- cause of "his integrity of pur- pose, his sincerity to ideals, his responsibility to constituen- cies, his dedication to goals, and his determination for suc- cess of the principles in which he ieves." THE VERY BEST IN ED MEALS TRY S CAFETERIA JUNIORS ORDER ,ing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners a Week - 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. af Meats, Vegetables, Salads and Desert Them Often -You'll Be G~ud you Did. prepared as well as tasty ew Service For Florala. RINGS On February 29th the Junior Class ordered their senior rings. These rings were order- ed from the Herff Jones Com- pany. The base price on the boy's rings was $57.00 and on the girl's rings $55.00. A new ring was introduced for the girls called the "granny" ring. Another type was also intro- duced called the dome, it was $6.00 off the base price. Ex- tras cost $5.00 for each one such as white gold, vistaview, sunburst, etc ...... J.._ Young Men Must Still Register For Draft DEBBIE G. BIRGE, (R) of Florala, enjoys a visit with Barbara Linder, instructor at LBW c~:~te Junior College, during homecoming activities at the Andalusia college. A graduate of LBW, Mrs. Birge will be completing her requirements for a Bachelor's degree in the near future. la Welco "Young men still must re- gister for the draft", Mr. Fe- lix R. Petrey, state director of selective service announced today. They have a 60 day period, beginning 30 days be- fore their 18th birthday and ending 30 clays following their 18th birthday in which to ful- fill this reouirement, Mr'. Petrey announced that volunteer registrars have been appointed at the following loca- tions for the convenience of young men required to re- glste": Charles G. Stevenson, Jr., I-lo/aia High School, Florala, Alabama. 8:00 - 3:00:CW4 Robert D. Barton, National Guard Armory, Andalusia. Ala- bama. 8:30 - 4:00; LTC Frank F. Horton, National Guard Ar- mory, Andalusia. Alabama, 8:30 - 4:00; SSG Marcus T. Gunter, National Guard Ar- mory. Andalusia, Alabama, 8:30 - 4:00; SFC Bw'am l,. Lambert, National Guard Ar- mory. Andalusia, Alab,,una. 8:30 - 4:00. Snob Rule A democracy is a country in which everyone has an equal right to feel superior to the other fellow. -Tribune. Chicago. I I I +Ire Ytorala News SOUTH FIFTH STREET - FLORALA, ALABAMA 36M2 LARRY K. WOODHAM ...... PUBLISHER - EDITOR licemen To Force MERLE WOODHAM ......... 'ASSOCiATE EDITOR! - SUBSCRIPTION RATES - Florala would like to wel- come two new policemen that have come to work with the Florala Police Department - Paul R. McClellan and George F. Szpek. Drug Education Mr. McClellan, who is Sergeant with the Florala Poa lice Department, has had se- New Study At City School The Florala City School has expanded its curriculum to include Drug Education. Plans are to show films to the entire student body with follow-ups of question and answer periods provided by each home room teacher. The context of the film will determine if the first two grades will see all of the films. The two films already shown are "Speedscene", "Ampheta- mines and their Abuse," which concentrated on the risks and side effects of drugs. Also, the films showed how easy it is for youngsters to get "hooked on .... pep" pills, another name for Amphetamines, which in turn leads to shooting "hard drugs" like herion. Thisis the narcotic which most addicts use and eventually it leads to self destruction. It will no doubt take some time to develop pilot work, such as showing films and ob- tain some local person who has a respect and knowledgeable information on drug abuse, in securing permanent program on drug abuse, within the cur- riculum, which will ultimately meet the needs of our schools, at the elementary, junior high, and senior high levels. But, in the meantime, it is felt that social studies, health and phy- sical education, science, home economics, and driver educa- tion should bear part of the responsibility for teaching cer- tain phases of drug education. The pilot schools which we have begun, will help develop scope and sequence on the drug scene. Drug abuse is very definitely a social problem, as well as a health problem. This curri- culum, once developed, will be a practical approach to the teaching of this vital subject. The films are good in that they emphasize human rela- tionships as well as drug in- formation because they used small discussion groups made- up of a cross section of par- ticipants from low-income groups to middle and high level income. The results of drug abuse always being the same. Grades one and two will be excluded from the films from time to time. The films thus far shown have been mild com- pared to the real look at drug abuse. Education, on drug abuse, must start early. The films being used at Florala City School are a start at starting an understanding of drugs and misuse of such. Special Services Held At Chapel Hill Ferry Service Provided Transportation by land and sea is being provided by the Florida Department of Trans- portation to aid Walton County residents temporarily stranded when the Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge was damaged severely on February 21. Approximately 300 daily commuters have been affecteC by closing of the bridge, in- cluding 9~. school students who must commute from their beacl~ area homes to the northerr county area. These students now must catch a school bus one-half hour earlier than usual, travel a 50-mile detour via State Roads 79 and 20, arrive at school one hour late, leave one hour before olosing, and arrive" "~ their homes one-half hour la- ter than before. Also seriously affected by lack of the bridge are ~.10 wor- kers, primarily from north Walton County, who are working on construction of condomi- niums and apartments in the beach area, A charter deep sea. fisl~ing boat, owned by George W. Da- vis & Sons, Incorporated, of Panama City, began passen- ger ferry service for home- ward-bound students at ~. p.m. Monday, with regular commu- ter service beginning Tuesday at 6 a.m. Maintenance crews from DOT's Chipley district office worked overtime Saturday and Sunday, preparing a dock and mooring area for the improm- tu ferry. School officials have arranged two pairs of buses, twototruns- port students from their homes to the south end of the bridge and two to meet them on the north shore of the bay and transport them to school, re- storing a more normal bus schedule. Florida DOT officials cur- rently are negotiating for lease or rental of commercial bus or buses which can transport the workers from the south end of the bridge to their job sites. Preliminary salvage and re- moval operations at the bridge were started Saturday byMise- ner Marine of St. Petersburg Water traffic in the Intracoas- tal Waterway should be re- stored sometime this week. However, DOT officials have not announced a date for com- pletion of repairs to thebridge, which suffered the collapse ot nine spans and one-half the bas- cule when struck by a barge February 21. Bridgetender W. C. McCarter was killed in the collision. His body was re- covered February 28, one week after the accident occured. Special services will be held at Chapel Hill Baptist Church Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10 as a prerequisite to the revival beginning Monday, March 11 through 15 at 7:00, with the Ray. Norman Sim- mons as guest speaker. The guest speaker Saturday evening, March '9, at 7:00. will be Evangelist Bob Eizen- burg. All services Sunday will! be conducted by young peopm of the church. Special sing- ing will be furnished by the Sunshine Singers of Florala. Everyone is invited each night to hear Norman Simmons, March II through 15. Come expecting a blessing, and you will receive one. The church is located on Samson Highway, about 6 miles out of Florala, Attend Funeral Mrs. Faye Eunice attended the" funeral of W. C. McCarter last Saturday at New Home Bap- tist Church, Titws, Alabama. Mrs. McCarter is a sister to the late Alton Eunice. Mrs. Faye Eunice spent se- veral nights with Mrs. Dollie McCarter during the long search for her husbands body. Youth and family air fares to be ,phased out. veral years experience in po- lice work. He served 23 years in the United States Army, with a tour of duty in Korea and Germany and two tours in Viet Nam. While in Germany he served ten years with the U.S. Army In!elligence and Drug Program. Sgt. McClellan has attended two Civil Defense Schools, one Chemical, Biological and Radiological and Mass Casualty school which consisted of treat- ment and evacuation. Sgt. McClellan served two years with the Police Depart- ment in Ozark, Alabama. Dur- ing this time, he attended George Wallace Junior College for one year where he was working toward his Police Science degree. He intends to complete his schooling in order to obtain his Associate Degree in Law Enforcement. Sgt. and Mrs. McClellan are living at 602 East 5th Avenue and have been attending the First Baptist Church. Mr. Szpek has had fiveyears experience in police work. He formerly worked with the Ozark Police Department for four years where he was a Cor- poral for one year. He serv- ed for six years with the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy heat- tended ammunition, demolition and communication schools. He has also attended FBI classes and seminars. These classes covered vice, drugs, communication and intelli- gence, bank robbery, riot con- trol, extortion, forgery and worthless checks. He also has attended numerous class- es in traffic and criminal in- vestigation, ambulance and first aid classes. He has been attending Enterprise Junior College for two years. In June, he will graduate with an As- sociation Degree in Police Science. He holds a 20 hour law certificate and a certifi- cate in accident investigation. Mr. and Mrs. Szpek reside at 719 East 5th Avenue and plan to attend the First Metho- dist Church. CANNEL L CITED FOR ACCIDENT-FREE FLIGHT HOURS Marine Major Carey B. Con- nell, whose wife Jean ts the daughter of Mrs. Pearl Spicer of 1516 W. Eighth Avenue, Flo- rala, Alabama, was cited for completing 1,000 accident-free flight hours in Marine Corps aircraft. He serves with Ma- rine Aircraft Grohp 29 at the Marine Corps Air Station here. 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