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--- ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ;UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS-THURSDAY, MAKCH 16, 1972 Pupils entering irst grade for fall will be required to show evidence they cough), Tetanus, Rubeola (red have been immunized for polio, .measles) and Rubella (German diphtheria, pertussis (whooping measles). Since it may require All Your Building Needs have the Materials at the Prices That YOU Can Afford PRING SPE C IAL - GLIDDEN INTERIOR LATEX several months to complete the necessary shots, they should be started immediately. These im- munizations can be obtained from the private physician or the Walton County Health De- partment. Immunizations are given at the Walton County Health De- partment: Tuesdays - 8:30 to ll:00; Thursdays 1:30 to 3:30; Fridays - 8:30 to ll:00 and l:00 to 4:00. Immunizations are given at Paxton City Hall the second Wednesday - 2:00 to 3:00. With this many available times and places, no child should have to be refused admittance to school this fall. Covington PER GALLON BEAUTIFUL PRE-FINISHED PANELING PR. SHEET )$$$$#$#$tSt$$$,~$$4t$$$$$$$$$0$t, and Electrical • Aluminum Windows 'a Items ~ng Tile g, all kinds • Celing Tile • Cement and Mortar Mix • Lumber • Also Garbage Carts and Cans NG SUPPLY CENTER ling to Build or Remade[ Your Home Highway - Tony Moore, Owner Telephone 493-7631 OPP ALABAMA County Farms Increased Covington County showed a total of 1,407 farms in the 1969 Census of Agriculture, accord- ing to figures released by the U. S. Department of Com- merce's Bureau of Census. In the last previous Census of Agriculture (1964) the number of farms reported in the county was 1,611. Of the county's total farms in 1969, 693 are reported as sel- ling $2,500 or more of agricul- tural products in the year, as compared with 600 in 1964. The report also shows av- erage farm size in the county was 209.5 acres, and average value of these farms (land and buildings) was $40,208. Other figures from the report was: 1. Values of all farm pro- ducts sold in 1969, $10,537,182; in 1964, $7,465,750. 2. Value of all crops sold in 1969, $3,447,135; in 1964, $3,442,876. 3. Value of all livestock, poultry, and their products sold in 1969, $6,657,084; in 1964, $3,559,8'71. Reported for the first time in an agricultural census is in- formation on the extent to which the corporate structure is being used by operators of farms from which agricultural products to- taling $2,500 and over were sold. Including family farms us- ing this type of business struc- ture, I of the county's $2,500- nd-over farms is incorporated. y And Earnestly Solicited Candidacy For The Job Iton County Commission A. R. WOODHAM For (Pd, pol. adv. byA. R. Woodham, P.O. Box 127, Opp, Alabama) THREE MILLION PEOPLE BENEFIT FROM FHA k record number of rural people, estimated at over 3 million, benefited from the Far- mers Home Administration supervised credit programs during 1971, Administrator James V. Smith has announced. Funds advanced through the U. S. Department of Agriculture's rural credit service totaled over $~..5 billion, breaking all re- cords for supplementary fi- nancial assistance available to rural people in a 12-month period for housing, family farms and community facilities. Housing loans, which first hit the billion dollar level in 1970, again set the pace during the 12 months ending December 31 as more than $1.4 billion were advanced to families with in- comes in the low and moderate • range living in open country or SOIL CONSERVATION Late winter burning of coas- tal, coastal-cross l, and com- mon bermuda can be a good man- agement practice. It must be done right if good results are obtained. Burning can be helpful to: Reduce infestation of spittlebut, control helminthosporium fun- gus disease, remove excessive dead topgrowth that mats down U. S. Representative William L. "Bill" Dickinson of Ala- bama's Second Congressional District announced today the ap- pointment of a Dothan man to his congressional staff in Wash- ington. Dickinson said 25-year-old Ron Buckhalt of Route 5, Dothan has joined his staff as Press Assistant. Buckhalt replaces 26-year-old Kim Johnson of Bay Minette who has been with Con- gressman Dickinson for the past three years. Johnson is leaving to take an Administration po- sition in Congressional Re- lations with the Department of Housing and Urban Develop- ment. In making the announcement Dickinson said, "I have known Ron for several years and I am impressed with his jour- nalistic ability and his high mo- ral character. He is from the Wiregrass Area and I feel he rural towns up to 10,000 pop- Fire Ranger and adjoiningland- ulation. Farm loans increased owners, preparing needed fire- nearly 20 percent over the pre- ~breaks, and obtaining the nec- vious year to $754 million, and essary help, tools and equipment rural community facility loans to keep the fire under control. and grants were up over 70 Burning should be planned for percent to over $376 million, late winter- threetofourweeks Experiencing its second con- before bermuda grass is ex- secutive billion-dollar year for pected to start spring growth. the rural housing program, the Early winter burning can result agency insured individual hous- in erosion and more competition ing loans totaling over $1.4 bil- lion. These funds, representing an increase of 17.6 percent over the previous year, provided new • • . SHOWN LEFT TO RIGHT ARE JOHNSON, DICKINSON AND or improved housing for 111,097 rural families of Iow-to-mod- BUCKHALT crate income. AR The local office of Farmers Dothan Man,,vpointed To Home Administration, whichis located at the corner of North 9th Street and Burdick Avenue Dickinson's Staff In D.C. (Glendale Highway),DeFuniak Springs, Florida, since July l, is very aware of the problems . 1971, has approved loans for new and familar with the fine people homes and home repairs in of our Second District. lain sure amount of $40~.,870, for Walton he will prove most valuable County. in assisting me in serving the Farmers Home Administra- good people ofourSecondDis- trict and Alabama. Buckhalt received a BA Degree in journalism from Au- burn University in 1969 and also graduated from Wallace Junior College and Wicksburg High School. He has served as News Director of several Alabama radio stations and has just re- cently completed his mili- tary service. While in service, Buckhalt worked as a radio and television journalist with the Army Security Agency. Buckhalt was asked why he decided to work with Congress- man Dickinson. He replied, "I came to the Congressman with an urgent problem in 1970 and he was most helpful in solv- ing it. I also saw Congress- man Dickinson at work while I was in the military. He is a member of the powerful House Armed Services Committee and is on the P-X and Commissary " Subcommittee. The Base where I was stationed was having dif- ficulty in obtaining supplies for its P-X and Commissary. Con- gressman Dickinson cameper- sonally to investigate the prob- lem and consequently service improved almost immediately. So, because I knew from first: hand experience that Congress- man Dickinson is vitally inter- ested in the people of Alabama where ever they may be, I ac- cepted the position in hopes I could help him serve the people of Alabama and of our Se- cond District just that much bet- ter." tion credit supplements other credit normally available in ru- ral areas. It is extended through more than 1,700 offices that serve every rural county in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Loans are made only to applicants unable to obtain credit elsewhere. Consumers Want to Know by MARGARET SPADER Director of Consumer Affairs National Association of Manufacturers I'd like some advice about lo- cating a reliable TV repair service. Is there any way to check them out before en- trusting your set to an un- qualified technician? It's probably too late now, but at time of purchase, ask about franchised or service agencies approved by the manufacture of the set and be sure you understand the terms of the warranty. If your set is an old one, check the yellow pages of the tele- phone book, call a distributor of the brand of TV you own and ask for a recommenda- tion. You might also check the experiences of friends or neighbors ; they may know of someone in your neighbor- hood. Should you be attracted to an ad offering low prices for cheek-ups and repairs, call the Better Business Bu- reau for its file report. Repair persons who trick unwary consumers usually show up in complaint records: It's a good idea to always check the rep- utation of a repair shop and ask for a written estimate. What can consumers do about dishonest advertising ? When you feel that a prod- uct doesn't meet advertising claims, speak to the retailer or drop a postcard to the manufacturer. Most busi- nesses work hard to earn cus- tomer goodwill. If their products are to be successful, your second, third and fourth The W. S. H~rlan: Fifth Grade 4-H meeting was called to order and Charles Skanes led us in "Dixie". The devotional was given by Michael ,Chambers. The pledge was given by Sonny Edmonson. Secretary Robert Baber called the roll. Everyone was present but one. Mr. Sum- merford showed some pictures of some hogs and cows. He showed the best parts of a cow by putting up a chart of one. Be handed out a test sheet to a few people. The test lasted about ten minutes. Then the meeting was closed until next month• Reporter: Mark Franklin 4-I-I Club: W. S. Harlan 5th Grade The Jr. High girls 4-H club was called to order by the pre- sident Jan Ward on March 9, 1972. We then sang a song led by Lois Aughtman and the De- votional led by Loraine Gunter. The vice-president, Brenda Ed- wards, led the Pledge to the American Flag. The secretary, Dorinda Peterson, then called the roll and read the minutes of the last meeting• Diane Mickelson then gave a project report on making cardboard forms to hold up boots. Shirley Kimbril modeled a dress and a pantsuit which she made. Extenspon Home Agent, Barbara Becknell, then made several an- nouncements. The meeting was adjourned until April 13, 1972. Rhonda Phillips, Reporter 4-H Jr. High, W. S. Harlan purchases are important and it would be shortsighted to antagonize consumers on their ficst purchase. I I PAGE 5 and'prevents new growth in the spring, remove unwanted dead top-growth on fields to be har- vested for spring and in some cases, reduce winter weed in- festation. The first prerequisite is to take precautionary measures to keep the fire on the desired area. This includes notifying the from winter weeds. Burning will kill or severely damage winter annuals overseed or bermuda sods. Weed control benefits are usually limited to a few of the broadleaf winter annuals. "Hot Burns" should be avoided. The best condition is when the dead leaves are dry on top, but, still moist near the ground. This condition will usually occur one or two days after a rain. This will allow the dead tops to be removed and still not get hot enough to damage the live crowns and stalks. Burning should be restricted to pastures, hayland and vegetated struc- tures.Never burn near build- ings. Remember do not burn unless you have a problem- there is always some risk. A new ecology-oriented product can be used as an additive to polystyrene to make it degradable, accord- ing to Bio-Degradable Plas- tics, Inc., Boise, Idaho. Doctor in the Kitchen® by Laurence M. Hursh, M.D. Consultant, National Dairy Council KNOWING AND DOING The foods you eat are more important to your health than the facts you know about nutri- tion. What you know may -- or may not -- influence what ~you eat, but what you eat does in- fluence how you feel and what you can do. I am indebted to the highly respected nutritionist and writer, Dr. Ruth M. Leverton, for the foregoing expression of a thought shaxed by all of us in the health professions. But few 04 us say it as well as does Dr. Leverton. So, tell me. Do you practice what you know when it comes to eating? Cardinal Rules First off, all of us know, I think, that proper diet and ade- quate rest are .cardinal rules for good health. Thus these factors are primary influences on how well we are able to do what we do. But can you say that you are eating proper meals and getting enough sleep? As a physician I can tell you that many people cannot answer that question with a "yes." If you are overweight, you are not getting a proper diet. You may be getting a wide variety of foods and through them the nu- trients you need, But you also are eating too much. Right? And strictly on a calorie basis, how can you tell ff you are get- ting enough calories. Your weight is a good guide. If you weigh about what your doctor (or weight tables) say you should, you are getting enough calories. But even then, your diet may not be adequate in terms 04 nutrients. You could be, for example, short in vitamin A, or iron, or calcium, or whatever. Right? People often wonder, accord- ing to Dr. Leverton, whether fat- ness and thinness are affected by factors other than calories con- sumed and body activity. "A per- son's body build, such as 'square- ness' and 'longness', is inherited," she says. "Moreover, to some ex- tent the amount of energy a per- sort needs for metabolic proces- ses---the work of the heart, lungs, and other organs, and the main- tenance of muscle tone---is also inherited. Unfortunately, many people, both fat and thin, exag- gerate or distort this fact as a means of disclaiming persona] responsibility for healthful weight control." I agree heartily. It's not enough to resign yourself to being over- weight just because your parents were. You may have a more 'square' build, but you need not necessarily be obese. Crash Diets Crash diets usually are nutri- tionally poor. They also do noth- ing to correct the basic habit 04 overeating. And on again.off-again dieting probably leads to a short- er life. This at least was shown in research with a strain 04 dia- betic mice. But maintenance o~ ideal weight increased life span. So these are some 04 the things you and I know. Do you follow the sense of such information when you eat? IIII I I II I I I DISTRIBUTORSHIP $5,000-$15,000--Spare Time $15,000-$30,000--Full Time The person selected for a distributorship will service and manage a route of NATIONALLY-ADVERTISED products for men and women in drug stores, supermarkets, hotels, motels, beauty shops, barber shops, etc. This route will be set up by the Company and can be operated either SPARE TIME OR FULL TIME... NO SELLING ENDORSED BY LOCAL BANKS, BUSINESSMEN, AND THE PUBLIC. This is a bonafide distributorship made for the FIRST TIME IN THIS AREA, by the LEADING NATIONAL MANUFACTURER in its ~eld. Our products are backed by national and local advertising including LIFE Magazine, etc Some of our present accounts include HOLIDAY INN'S, SHERATON HOTELS, HILTON HOTELS, RAMADA INN'S, MAJOR AIRPORTS, etc. NOT VENDING OR RACKS REQUIREMENTS Permanent area resident, You must be a person of good mor^l character, ~inan. cially sound, and able to make an IMMEDIATE CASH PRODUCT ORDER OF $21b0.00. We are more interested in your character and ability than lhe amourH Of money in your bank account. \ . For ~ pe,sonal Interv,ew ,n your area, write a short note about yourself, ;nclude tbr~ferences, name, address, and phone number to~ "~"" AEROSOL CiTY P. O, BOX 551, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS 60303 ALLAPPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE THE COURTESY OFA FULL CORPORATE DISCLOSURE, I III I I • Auto • Fire • Life. • Hospital 0f All • Accident and Sickness • Educational Plan Kinds AUTO.FIR£'IIfE i I New Low Interest Rates On Loans II For Auto, Fire, and Life Insurance For Appointment Call 493-4515, Opp, Alabama Will Be In Florala each Wednesday Alabama Farm Bureau Phone 4934515 Covington Ave. I I I II II II I