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iE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. I ESTABLISHED IN 1900 LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 101 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS YEAR NUMBER 2 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1972 10 PER SINGLE COPY COMMISSION CANDIDATES andidate of the Board Cov- Commission, Subject to the De- of May 2 36 years of age, l, owner and oper- Grocery ation, two miles He lives on er. former Mar- have four Deborah, Cyn- asking that voters for a member of Commission and Your vote and in- be sincerely appre- ! I APTIST PLAN SUNDAY is "Bus Dedi- Day" at Church Sunaay School a Bus Dedica- A picture will bus and every- Following the be a dinner Conner in- T. H. "TOT" MAYNARD is a candidate for Member Board of Commission Covington County District 4 (Red Level & Gantt) and has entered his official an- nouncement in this newspa- per asking voters to give him consideration when going to the polls May 2. Maynard resides on RFD 2, Dozier, Alabama. Maynard states that he had done road work throughout Dis- trict 4 for twenty-one years, most of the time as a heavy equipment operator and as fore- man. He lives in the Rawls Community and is a member of the Rawls Baptist Church and serves as Chairman of the Board of Deacons. His wife is the former Era Chavers of Red Level and they have two daughters, Mrs. Bil- ly (Sue) Rawls and Mrs. Bird (Eloise) Holloway. Maynard states that he would appreciate your vote and sin- cerely wants to serve as a mew- DeWITT SIMS, who was elec- ted to the Agriculture Stabili- zation and Conservation Com- mittee by his fellow farmers and served three terms, has qualified as a candidate for the Covington County Commission, District 4 (Red Level and Gantt), subject to the Democratic Pri- maries of May 2 and 30, 1972. Sims is a graduate of Dozier High School and has conducted extensive farming operations on RFD 2, Dozier for the past twenty-five years. He hadato- tal of twelve years of service on the ASC Committee. Federal regulations limit the tenure of any ASC Committeementothree four-year terms. He is a mem- ber of the Covington County Cattleman's Association and a former director and member of the Hog Producers Associa- tion. He is a member and for- mer director of the Covington County Farm Bureau. Sims is married to the for- ber of the BoardofC0mmission raer Dorothy Benbow, the dan- and. pledges.4hat ~e-will-h~c~--~-g-h~~'~d, .M. . aldtMr~t. F . B. the interest of the entire coun- Benbow, who also resides on ty in mind. RFD 2, Dozier. The Sims have one daughter, Tallulah, who is a rites everyone to be in Sunday junior high student at Straughn. School at Paxton Baptist Church Sims, a veteran of WorldWar this Sunday, March 19, at 9:45 If is the son of the late Mr. a.m. and Mrs. J. D. Sims. His mother was Daisy Hogg, member of a pioneer Covington family. He is a brother to Comer Sims, who was president of the Alabama Cattleman's Association and is now serving on the Board from Alabama of the National Beef Producers Of interest to this area is that he is a brother to Mrs. Lexie Adams (Mrs. Ewell "Buddy" Adams), who teaches at the Lockhart school. t n+ +jac, a ueer toUna in India, barks when excited ! PROGRAM - Wendel McKoy had the program Rotary Club for their first regular in March, and has as his guest, C. R. Trous- Department of Industrial Relations who gave informative talk on the services available to Persons seeking employment in Alabama. new for Florala is in the fact that Jack Floyd, the department as the Rural Manpower Repre- making weekly trips to Florala, being here every 9 until 12 noon to offer assistance to employers to make application for employment. This more convenient avenue for employers to take services without it being necessary to make or to contact the Andalusia office. From left, C. R. Trousdale, Jack members, Randall Warren and Terry Hughes, Squirrels are fond of let- tuce. WARREN W. HUTCHESON, Red Level Rt. l, was a first day qualifier for election as Covington County Commission- er representing District IV (Red Level). For the past 12 years, Hu- tcheson has been engaged in hog production on his farm in the Loango Community. For some five years prior- to this, he was engaged in work as a heavy equipment operator, and on con- struction projects. Active in all phases of church, civic and community life, Hut- cheson serves as Deacon and treasurer of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He is a charter member of the Covington County Hog Pro- dueers Association, and has served as a Director and vice president of the Association. A member of the Covington County Farm Bureau, he has been a member of the Livestock Subcommittee of the Covington County Extension Council for the past four years. ~. In 1967, Hutcheson was elec- ted to the Board of Trustees of Covington Electric Coopera- tive, and was re-elected in 1970. Included in his work on behalf of Covington ElectI:ic has been contacting national and state legislators in support of legis- lation in the interest or rural electric subscribers. Hutcheson is married to the former Ruby Cooper, of Red Level, and the father of two children. Debby, the oldest, is a senior at Red Level High School, and Randy is a seventh grader at Red Level. Mrs. Hutcheson has been associated with Alatex in An- dalusia for some 15 years. Hutcheson's father, "Babe" Hutcheson, was a long-term employee of Taylor Parts in Andalusia, until his retirement a few years ago. NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION INTRODUCED IN U.S. SENATE A proposed constitutional amendment to set up a national presidential primary election was introduced in the Senate Monday. One sponsor, Sen. George D. Aiken, R-Vt., said the publicity of 23 separate primaries this year may spread candidates' weaknesses before the public FLCRALA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - Pictured is one of the tulip beds now in Florala Memorial Hospital. No flower of our gardens presents a more sor- er a greater variation in form and color than the tulip. of.. varieties, the single and double tulips and the taller and still love- that vie with the rainbow in the bravery of their coloring. lawn at the hospital the large glowing blossoms, rising above the long outward- look llke a stately array of brllliant-hued floral urns. Very striking are flowers of---whl~- yellow, orange, bright red and dusky purple and some whose contrasting shades. a native of Asia and was brought into Europe by way of Constantiople about three and became the flower of fashion for over a hundred years, As early as 1600 then ~flowet, ffilovfl~ country, became the center of its production, and now mll- iare cultivated there each year for export. In 1634 began the "tolip mania", an speculation in tulip bulbs, which were sold by weight like diamonds, some- Of dollars being paid for a single bulb, Admiration for the flower and interest ~Ver.e secondary matters in this wild gambling, which lasted for many years. 2b- ~IX~la~ ty of the tulip is largely due to the fact that its masses of dazzling color Its :and gardens while most of the other vegetation is yet in the bud, beyond what they deserve. "The public may well come to the conclusion that no one is fit to be president," Aiken said in a Senate speech. It's gotten to the point, he said, "that some candidates start to campaign for the pre- sidency at about the time they finish high school," Aiken and Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Mon- tana introduced the proposed amendment providing for the selection of candidates for the major parties in a national pri- mary in August. Formation of policies and platforms would be left to the traditional political conventions. A candidate could get on the national primary ballot withpe- titions signed by qualified vo- ters equal to at least l per cent of the vote cast in the last election in a given number of states. Special provisions would be made for minor-party candi- dates. A runnoff would be held only when no candidate received more than 40 per cent of the vote. Mansfield said the current Florida primary campaign "gives one cause to suggest that the winter headquarters of Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey have failed to close on schedule this year." '.'As in the past, no two of this year's primary tests offer the voter or the hopeful candi- dates any resemblance" of a meaningful choice or a mean- ingful result, Mansfield said. It is estimated that Humph- ery, Jackson, Wallace andMus- kie spent more than two mil- lion dollars each in the Flor- ida primary alone. Other can- didates together probably spent as much as one million dol- lars in Florida. ! CHARLES APLIN, son of the late Bruce Aplin of Florala and Mrs. Rue Nell Aplin of Crest- view, and grandson of Mrs. Mary Aplin of Florala, has been elected to the position of vice- president of the Troy State Uni- versity Student Government Association. This is not the first honor Charles has received since be- coming a student at Troy Uni- versity. He is "now president of the Alpha Phi Omego Ser- vice Fraternity, a member of the Argonaute, a member of the Alumni Hall House Council, a member of the Troy State Band, a member of The Collegiate Sin- gers and a Proctor in Alumni Halt. Charles is working toward a major in history and a minor in music. HILTON LASITER has offi- cially announced his candidacy as a candidate for Member Cov- ington County Commission, District 2 (Andalusia), subject to the Democratic Primaries of May 2 and 30, 1972. Lasiter is a salesman on leave from Radcliff Chevrolet Co. Lasiter, a native of Coving- ton County, is a veteran of World War II, and fought with the Armored Corps in North Africa and in Italy where he was a tank commander. Hewas born at RFD One, Red Level, but has lived most of his life in the Salem Community, where he has farming interests. He resides on the old home place where his father, the late Joe L. Lasiter, was an agricul- turist for many years. His mo- ther, Mrs. Noble L. Turner, still resides on the family farm that is now owned by Hilton Las- iter. Lasiter received his school- ing at Carolina and Pleasant Home, completing his high school diploma at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was overseas for thirty-seven months during World War If. After the war he returned to Andalusia and was associated with the Brawner Auto Shop, located at the T-P Flower and Gift Shop. He then joined Count Darling Company as a salesman and continued with Radcliff after the company name was changed. Lasiter is married to the for- mer Lucille Blocker. Children are Mrs. Hilda Ray Carver, whose husband is Sgt. Donnie Carver and serving in the Army Communications overseas; Mrs. Marie Pate, whose hus- band is Kenneth Pate working as a logger south of Andalu- sia; Sgt. Farrell Lassiter who is in Army Intelligence in Thai- land; Harold Lasiter who has just returned from Vietnam and operates theGeneva Woodyards for Container Corporation, and Mrs. Cynthia Bozeman, the wife of Darrell Bozeman, an Anda- lusia barber. A~OTNE[;~ F~E'l~$otJ'5 EMOTIO%~ WITN JU.~T THE "r'o~ OF "/OUR VOICE. ~)o WHeN TEN~E SITUATtOM$ pEVELDP~ AIOO IT t.oOK.~ X~ IF" AN A~ZGUMI~aJI" 1 9 COk~I~G, D~'LI~'E2ATLY ~OWEI~ '~OU2 VOICE AUIY 'TALK ~o:TLY. YOU'LL ~S At~A7~C7 A'~ TH~ RE~UL'~S. MRS. GERVICE E. McLEOD (Ruth) was presented the De- partment of the Army's highest civilian performance award in ceremonies at Fort Amador, Canal Zone, by Colonel Paul M. Ireland, Chief of the Office of Military Assistance, prior to her departure from the Canal Zone in February. Mrs. McLeod was presented the Outstanding Performance Accomodation Cer- tificate for performing her duties as personal assistant and se- cretary to the Chief, Latin American Logistics Division, of- lice of Military Assistance, United States Southern Command, Fort Amador, Canal Zone, in an outstanding manner. Additionally, Mrs. McLeod was presented a Letter of Appre- ciation and a gift at a luncheon given in her honor at the American Legion Club by the office staff and employees. M/Sg-t. C, ervice E. McLeod has been reassigned to Eglin AFB, Florida, where they are residing with their daughters, Becky and Sonya after visling with her mother, Mrs. H. l-I. Har- rison of F1orala and sister, Mrs. Jewel1 Harris of Opp and other relatives and friends. Mrs. McLeod has accepted a posltion as secretary with special services at Hurlbert Field, Florida. TERRY 'q~CF' CADENHEAD of Laurel Hill is shown center, along with members of the Belhaven lYniversity, of Jackson, Mississippi basketball team accepting trophy after defeating Livingston University 82 to 67 in the finals of the NAIA District 27 tournament. The win clinched a first-ever spot in the NAIA National title fight in Kansas City March 13..18 for Bethaven. Two years ago Jackson State edged the Clansmen in the tour- ney's first round and last season the same Llvlngston crew knocked Belhaven out of competition. Tne Clansmen closed the season with a 21-5 record and Living- ston had a 15-8 record. "Be" is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. 1~. Cadenhead ot Laurel Hill and a graduate of Laurel Hill High School. ISOURCE: LATEST AVAILABLE STATISTICS ASED ON DATA (INWI) FROM NAT~RAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATIST~Sl 318.500 114.800 7~4g0 1,048.000 HEART & BLOODCANCER ACCIoENTS PNEUMONIA & VESSEL DISEASES INFLUENZA HEART AND BLOOD VESSEL DISEASES tower over the next leading causes of death In the United States to make them the number one killer of men, women and children. They account for 54 percent of the annual deaths in thiz country, and afflict 27-million living Americans. The June 24 M~sonic Cele- bration Planning Committee, in session Monday night, adopted the theme of "Then and Now," for the 102nd consecutive world renowned annual event. The theme was finally settled on following a long exchange of ideas by the committee members in search for a suit- able theme for this year's event. One can imagine the diversi- fied fashions for the occasion by the ladies who will be dressed in the latest hoop skirts and shirts of the 1870 era, while the 19~0's fashions will be mini- skirts and "hot" pants. The committee members present quickly announced their choice would be the 1870 fashions. They didn't elaborate other than to note in the by-gone days they worked real hard to increase their weight but now all they have to do is walk through their kitchens. The men will not escape the fun - far from it. Their fas- hions will be the same with the 1870's latest, including beards and moustaches - and the latest in the 1970's. The committee named the Re- verend doe Bates and Joe Evans to head up the "Fashion Show" to be staged Saturday night, June 17th. The affair promises to be an evening of laughter, and loads of fun with the men of the area dressed in the latest "faShions". It apparently will be back to the Lakeside area for the car- nival in that the Reverend Joe Bates, pastor of the First Uni- ted Methodist Church objected to its location on North Fourth Street as discussed in prior meetings. Mr. Bates offered full support in making the an- nual event a huge success but felt that locating the carnival that near the church would be harmful. The committee in prior meetings announced they would work toward having everything in connection with the annual event "uptown" if possible. Also the committee approved a suggestion by Mr. Bates to allow the Boy Scout, Troop to distribute the program~ inor- dePUte assist the Scouts intheir "summer camp" fund raising project. All the merchants of the city will be asked to un- dertake a "window dressing" project for this year's event. Vernon Robbins, an overall chairman, announced the fol- lowing had accepted the various committee places: over-all chairman, Horace Spicer; fi- nance, Lamar Mitchell, Edgar Kyser and Marcus Nobles; pa- rade chairman, Mrs. Betty Den- nay; secure principal speaker, G. V. Gamble and Mrs. Mil- dred Kendrick; activities, Jess Williette and Jim Caldwell; beauty contest, Mrs. Dorothy Holder and Mrs. Lucille Cox; fire works, Lamar Mitchell; possee, Jim Walker; program advertising, Catherine Spicer; display, Victor Anderson; pub- licity, John Smith and Jack Da- vis. The committee will meet Monday night, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. All interested in lending a hand toward the success of the celebration this year should attend this important meeting. TRI-CITY MERQ-IANTS PLAN GIVE-A-WAYS DURING CEL EBRATION The Tri-City Merchants As- sociation voted in regular ses- sion Monday to purchase a boat, motor and trailer to be given away as their 241h of June pro- motional prize. The boat, motor and trailer prize was decided 'upon after exchanging various views on a prize which inclu- ded a $500 savings bonds and others. Harlan Noblin and Jerry Ev- ans were named to chairman a committee to raise the nec- essary funds for the promo- tiional prize. In other action, the Association adopted an all- out membership drive after not- ing only 37 of the 60 odd mer- chants were deliquent in their yearly dues, and set a special meeting at 3 p.m. Monday, March 20 at Linda's Dinettefor the purpose of making a report on the membership drive. The same rules will apply to the June 24th Promotional give- away as was adopted for the Christmas gift of an automobile.