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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 3JECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ~'" ~ " T, ~", Ci.l~!.h:.~ ~( Z 02;', :;O'.:E:iY, ALA ~/~EA 3610B On 5eautiful Lake Jackson And Gateway To The Gulf Coast Location Of 105 Consecutive Annual Masonic Celebrations Seventy-Seventh Year F:lorala, Alabama 36442 Covington County ESTABLISHED IN 1900 Number 1 I Thursday, March 1 !, 1976 10 Pages - 15c Per Single Copy , # SURGEON DALE ZORN from West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, slipped away busy schedule to join his brothers, Jack, Lynn and Glenn Zorn for the Fifth Annual Agri-Rama in Florala last Wednesday. with brother, Jack and daughters Flora and Suzanne, during the noon break tn Pictured, from left, Flora, Dale, Suzanne and Jack Zorn, President of Zorn Brothers, Fifth Annual held at the Flo- Guard Armory March 3, proved success. SINGER BAR- delighted Agri- With a wide va- jazz; also a she had corn- She was a cre- Women who are rm rl= There were approximately 300 persons in attendance, with much knowledge gained by those farmers joining the training sessions. The theme of the Agri-Rama, "Maximum Yields at Minimum Costs is 1976" as it turned every ounce of management ab- Ility he can muster to survive. Ralph Johnson with Ring- Around Products made an ex- cellent presentation of the Max- l-Mal program for soybean pro- duction. The session was well attended. Also, Mr. Raymond Taylor presented a tremendous program rOn Forage Production which incorporates the use of summer grazing which adds pounds to beef cattle and in- presented by Mack Tucker of Ring-Around Products. After a round of classroom sessions, which began at 9:00 a.m., ending at 11:40, those in attendance were treated to a southern barbeque dinner of barbequed chicken with all the f i out was uppermost in the minds trimmings. After dinner, the of farmers as they face crop crowd was royally entertained , PENNSYLVANIA HERE WE COME! The Bicentennial Wagon Train Pilgrimage production this year. The far- by a most talented young wo- originating in Poke City, Florida, crossed the Alabama State Line Saturday morning mer has truly been caught in a man, Miss Barbara Hodge of entering into Florala for a program ofpagentry, music and dancing held on Beauti- cost-price squeeze and needs Nashville, Tennessee and of ful Lake Jackson soon after 8:00 a.m. the Grand Ole Opry fame and creased milk production in dairy cattle. This product is Milky 99. Zorn Brothers was happy to have Jerry Stoller Chemical Company present a program on control of leafspot in peanuts and leaf blight in soybeans. Tom Cleveland with Elanco present- ed a program on pre-emerge, ncy controll of weeds and gradses in soybeans. Peanut production was presented by Dallas Hart- zog, Extension Peanut Specia- list, Auburn University. Soy- bean production was presented by John Henderson, Extension Soybean Specialist, Auburn Uni- versity. Corn Production was Rogers Throws In Political Ring is announcing for member of Commission, and reared in the son of I. (Jim) ROd- the former of Georgi- three child, ly attends Lurleen Junior College; at Red Le- and Melissa grade at Red graduate of School and at- Univerity. He Morgan Rod- r~e cattle and in the Buck - L&M Fa- n member of the Cattlemen's President of Association of the Rural De- family are Buck Creek Where he set- Lloyd Rogers If elected, Rodgers promises to serve all the people of Cov- ington County to the very best of his ability. ROTARY CLUB was honored to Mr. Joe Mayfleld at its March 2 regularly a project forester with International Paper above Idth Berryman McNeill, program week. Mr. Mayfield emphasized a relatively instituted to help the individual land owners to tree growing potential of his land. her band, who brought a full hour of good gospel and coun- try music. Miss Hodge also shared her testimony for Christ during her performance, which was most admirable. Zorn Brothers was pleased with the attendance expresses appreciation for the interest shown by their friends enjoying the program and to those dis- playing exhibits. Through these displays and exhibits, fa/'mers were able to view new products on the market and machines first hand. They look forward to seeing you again next year. Nick Zorn Represents Weston Weston Homes, Inc., a leading manufacturer of affordable high quality homes, has announced the appointment of Nick Zorn, of Zorn Industries in Florala, Alabama, as a Weston Homes dealer. Weston Homes offers a complete line of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes priced from under $10,060.00 to $25,000.- 00, erected on the homebuyer's foundation in just one day. These attractively styled homes come complete with all plumbing, heating and electrical work in- stalled. Zorn stated that he had been eager to represent the Weston line because it was one of the few quality homes lines priced within the reach of people's pocketbooks. "Weston Homes are of the highest quality con- struction, using superior ma- terials and manufactured under strict regulation to building codes," said Zorn, "and Wes- ton Homes, Inc., is one of the top companies in the industry as far as delivery~ product re- liability and consumer accep- tance is concerned." Weston Homes, Inc., is bas- ed in Rothschild, Wisconsin with a second manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia. Over 250 dealers serve the 28 slate mar- keting area. Along with U. S. distribution, Weston Homes has also shipped homes to South America and Africa. Goolsby Named Director Whlt Goolsby has been nam- ed director of commodity pro- ~?ms and activities forthe orida Farm Bureau Federa- tion. Goolsby, of Florala, Ala- bama, has worked five years with the Alabama Far Bureau Federation as field represen- tative and peanut division di- rector. He was previously chemical and fertilizer sales- man for Monsanto Chemical Company. What is the son of Mr. ~tnd Mrs. C. W. Goolsby of Flo- rain. One of five Bicentennial wa- Women of Florala, dressed in gon trains exited Florida and bicentennial costume, Mrs. entered Alabama ear!ySaturday Betty Hooten, Miss Vera Whirl- morning, March 6, enroute to don, Myra Nell Mickelson, Mrs. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the Irene Moore, Mrs. J. H. Cara- birthplace of our nation, for a way and Mrs. Cravey; members gigantic celebration on its bir- -. of the Floraia City Council. thday, July 4. l'-~,s. Sybil Mickler and Mrs. As the wagon trail rolled into Florala early Saturday, an air of pagentry prevailed as the Florala Wildcat Marching Band played a number of patriotic tunes, Creek Indian dancers performed to the rhythm of drums, and Arthur Turner, Principal Chief of the Creek Indian Nation East of the Mis- sissippi River, smoked the peace pipe with wagon masters of the trains, exchanged gifts, and assured them a safe trip as they traveled through Creek Indian territory. Mayor Joe R. Evans of Flo- rala, welcomed members of the wagon trainto Alabama and pre- sented pledged of rededication from citizens of the Tri-Cities area to Alabama Wagon Master Steve Stabler to be carried to Valley Forge and placed in a time capsule. First United Methodist minister, the Rev- erend Joe Bates, asked God's blessings on the wagon train as it continued on its historic jour- ney. Special guests at the Florala bicentennial reception included the Covington County Commis- sioner, with Chairman of the Board Hiram Parts, Commis- sioners Tot Maynard of Red Level, Jerry Adams of Opp~ Wend Hicks of Andalusia, and Trent Lewis of Florala; Club Chick Hutchinson; City Judge and Attorney Allen Cook of Andalusia; Mayor Tommy Mat- his of Paxton, Florida; Jim Shaw, of Montgomery, builder of the miniature Wagon Train display inside the Activities Building; Gus Baldwin, State Bicentennial Co-ordinator; Miss Debra Hocutt of Elba, Assistant Wagon Master, State of Alabama; Steve Stabler, Wa- gon Master, State of Alabama; guest of honor, Mr. Ed Mil- ler, who together with his father owned and operated the last stage coach line in the United States in Big Hole, Moo- tuna --the last to fold prior to the arrival of the "iron horse" and the automobile; and Jamie "Red" Etberidge, Ala- bama Horse Chairman, who is also Mayor of the City of Greenville. Etheridge spoke briefly to the crowd, apologizing for the hour delay of the wagon train entrance into Alabama, explain- ing that they had trouble angel- tang the teams hooked and wa- gons rolling. One of the crew- men dislocated a finger and it was necessary for FJorala's W, D. Potter to make the ne- cessary adjustments. Ethe- ridge praised the Town of Pax- ton for their warm hospitality, Leland Enzor See Wagon Train In Paxton & Florala Pages 4 & 5 Judge Leland Enzor has an- nounced his candidacy for re- election as Probate Judge 04 Covington County, subject to the Democratic Primaries of May 4th and May 25th. Judge Enzor is the son of the late Mrs. W. H. Rodgers, who retired from the Alaiex in 1952 after being employed there for ZZ years. His father was the late Horace Ensor, an Anda- lusia barber, who was killed in am automobile accident in 1931. Born and reared in Coving- ton County, he graduated from Andalusia High School in 1941. Enzor won a scholarship to and attended Birmingham-Sou- them College. He entered the Armed For- ces in World War I1 and ser- ved for three years, with 18 months overseas. Enzor entered the University of Alabama Law School upon completion of his military du- ties. There he earned a Juris Doctor Degree. Judge Enzor was the Person- nel Manager of Alatex until 1956. He was elected Mayor of Andalusia in that year. Engor is married tothe for- mer Bonnie Stewart of the Rose The Alabama wagon joined the train at Paxton Friday night and will continue on to Valley Forge for a reunion with four other pilgrimages at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania - the birthplace of our country, on July 4. great food and entertainment, saying that they were late get- ting to bed and late arising. He also thanked Mayor Evans and the City Council for mak- ing the exchange of wagon mas- ters possible upon entering Ala- bama. Also, to Caroline Ca- vanaugh, Executive Secretary, Andalusia Chamber of Com- merce, for her fine co-ordinat- ing efforts. Etheridge introduced Jack Wallace, Jr., who spoke briefly on behalf of his uncle, Gover- nor George Wallace. Jack, Jr., is acting director for the Bi- centennial Commission, State of Alabama. Wallace expressed apprecia- tion to all those who had come out to kick-off Alabama's seg- ment of the Bicentennial Wa- gon Train. He stressed the need for people to get person- ally involved in the wagon train pilgrimage and join in the pa- rade. Next on the agenda was the change in commande of wagon masters. The Nation's only wo- men wagonmasters, Shirley Craycroft of Marianna and Cathy Benoit of Panama City turned the reigns over to Ala- bama Wagon Master Steve Sta- bler and his assistant, Miss Debra Hocutt of Elba, Alabama, while Harry Lee, National Wa- gon Master, looked on. Etheridge praised the tre- mendous effort of Florida's wo- men wagonmasters, saying that they had not only put the Flo- rida train 'together, but in charge of food services (three meals a day), and coordinated the whole effort. Then, when Alabama got a late start, they met with the commission and showed them how it was done and proved to be invaluable help. The girls said the trip through Florida had been most rewarding and they were grate- ful for the opportunity of hav- ing been a part of the bicen- tennial celebration. Chief Turner presented wa- gonmasters with a beaded neck- lace, assured them safepassage through the Creek Indian ter- ritory and all joined in the smoking of the peace pipe. It was announced by Florida wagonmasters that Harry Lee of Pensacola had been promot- ~I from scout with the Florida train to National Wagonmaster. The Florala Wildcat March- ing Band led the wagon train parade through downtown Flo- rala, followed by the Creek In- dian delegation, assuring safe passage and the Covington County Mounted Sheriff's Posse. Other colorful wagons included a conestoga and chuck wagon from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, official spon~ sot of the Bicentennial Wagon Train, the palrt~ schooner from Florida, Alabama's Bicenten- nial wagon, and a Summers Barnsville Surrey,"driven by Andalusia business, Tom Watt Next stop was Libertyville. at the grand estate of Johnny Portemounts, owners of John- ny's United Shows. -El} MILLER was the guest of honor at the Blceatetmlal Celebration on Beautiful Lake Jackson Saturday morning, June 6. Mr. Miller has the distinct honor of having driven the last stage coach line to fold in the U.S. before the arrival of wheels. He and his father owned a stage coach line, which traveled extensively in Montana, with headquarters at Big Hole, where they owned a Com- mercial Company and tremendous herds of cattle and horses.