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3E ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABLISHED IN 1900 LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 101 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS YE AR NUMBER 4 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1972 10¢ PER SINGLE COPY I Lockhart are two that have been sr I deadline to of adequate Lent plants. The Commie- and gave Year after that completion of the to be given deadline to start adequate sewage are Brantley, 'ayette, Pell Samson @ FIELD CORN VS. HYBRID Days DR. JAMES DENNEY [ms made his formal announcement in this newspaper that he is a candidate for the Board of Education Place No. 5, Florala- Lockhart District. Dr. Denney has practiced op- tometry in Florala for twenty years. He and his wife con- OLD OPEI~,POLLINATED FIELD CORN Just wlll no( yield tinue to operate the Florala Jew- like good F1 hybrid varieties. (3. W. Maddox of Route 3, Red elry Store, which has been in Level, proved that point during 1971. Maddox, on left, pictured the family for forty-seven above, produced 79 bushels per acre with FI Coker compared to years.He has been active in only 62 bushels with an open-pollinated corn or 22 percent more schoolactivities for many with the hybrid. Claude Pike, Extension Farm Agent, right, said years.He served as presi- Registrars will Mr. Maddox knew the old field corn would not produce like the dent of the Florala High School the purposehybrid but was short on F1 seed last spring. So, heplanted P.T.A. during the1970-71school in the 4.3 acres, two rows of F1 and two of open-pollinated in that or- term. He has been a regis- . Aprilder across the entire field. Since all production practices were tered football official for twenty 10, 15, and 17. the same, Maddox increased his net profit a minimum of $18.70 years, and was elected presi- tn session from per acre by using the F1 hybrid variety. (See article inside) dent of the Florala, Quarter- 4 o'clock on from 8 to 12 S-identified in for the do not have 1980. recently be- years of age are eligible Vote during the and can then back Club three times. Denney has been active in NETTLES RUNNING ON REPUBLICAN community and church activities since childhood. He served TICKET FOR U. S. SENATOR four years as Councilman in Bert Nettles, candidate for Nettles was accompanied to the City of Florala andreceive{l United States Senate, was avis- Florala by HaroldAlbritton, one the 20-year perfect attendance itor to Florala Tuesday after- of Alabama's most prominent pin in the Florala-LockhartRo- noon. He is running as a Re- young attorneys. He lives in tary Club, having served as pre- publican for the primary of May Andalusia and is connected with sident of the club and was eel- 2 and 30. Nettles surprised the Albrltton law firm. ected by the club for the 1964 May 2 pri Alabama political observers in Nettles has received the en- "Man-of-the-Year Award." He ._ '- 1969 by winning a Republican dorsement of several Alabama is a memberofthe..F.,~oralaFirst l't nO one ~ -- • " vlc-f6i'~/-/E"~h~ma's seeoii~f"hewspapers as their-choice for Baptist Ckaech :~'~ se~ed as eli.gible, to ell for the recently boys and girls Participate in general elec- dates and the courthouse register, if you SO. largest county, the first Repub- the United States Senate. There Sunday School Superintendent lican win for a state legislative is no question but that he has post in Mobile County after 100 all the qualifications for the U. S. years of one-party Democrat Senate. He is young, vigorous, monopoly, intelligent and honest and as Nettles, a 35-year-old Mo- those who have already openly bile attorney, continues to dra- endorsed him say, "Deserves matically capture press atten- your vote on May and." tion with elections success and reform oriented fights on Mont- gomery's Capitol Hill. His1970 re-election victory came against strong Democrat op- position, and in the middle of the Wallace landslide in Mobile County. Nettles was the first state to executive director oftheBay Minette Housing Authority. legislator to publicly urge re- duction of Alabama's voting age. Zorn previously was assistant This was the beginning of executive director. ZORN PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Nick Zorn has been promoted for four years. He is serving as president of the Southeas- tern Alabama Optometric Asso- ciation, a position he has held for two years. He is a direc- tor of the Southeast Alabama Mental Health Board. Dr. Denney is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Den- ney. He was born in LaGrange, Georgia, moving to Florala in 1926. He graduated from Covington County High School in 1943 and served three years in the United States Navy dur- ing World War II as a radio- man. ANDY County Shrine the Hoxie a change in law that put the vote will be to more than 325,000 citizens grounds in who otherwise would have wait- tion as Executive DirectoraRer where he received his Doctor Sday, April 6. ed longer. He has been a key Steve McMillan announced his Degree in Optometry in 1950. kg factor in making the Alabama resignation from that pest effec- He was a college honor student in the nation. Legislature an independent body tire March 31. and was elected to Sigma Alpha as the constitution prescribes. Nick is the son of Mr. and Sigma, Optometric Honor So- After his military service he attended the University of Ala- Zorn was appointed by the bama, later transfering to the Board of Directors to the post- Southern College of Optometry, ODOR CROWNED"MI LAUREL HILL" Beautiful Miss Jeanmarie Odor was crowned "Miss Lau- rel Hill" in the finals of the annual event held Saturday night to select the most beautiful glrl of the city. Runnerups were Kathy Stephens, first place and Gwentte McLeod, second. In the other finals Julie KiN patrick won the "Junior Miss Laurel Hill" title, with Cathy Reeves, first runner-up and Tammy Reeves, second. The title of "Little Miss Lau- rel Hill" went to Leach Gomil- lion with Jerri Gaskin, first run- ner-up and Patricia Mechtly, second. The contestants selected Eve- lyn Stewart as "Miss Congen- iality." Judges were Mrs. Rosa Hil- ton, Mrs. AI Maki, Captain AI Maki and Reggie Sturrup. The outgoing queens are: Ka- ren Lundy, "Little Miss," Lynn Smith, "Little Jr. Miss," Deb- bie Reeves, "Junior Miss," and Charlene Locke, "Miss Laurel Hill." The 1972 pageant was spon- sored by the Future Home- makers of the Laurel Hill School. Frank Moore, a graduate of Carolina School and Pleasant Home High is a candidate for Tax Assessor of Covington County, subject to the Demo- cratic Primaries of May 2 and May 30. Moore, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Moore, recently closed a successful automobile sales agency in Andalusia to make the race for Tax Asses- sor. He had been in the vehi- cle business for the past ten years. Moore's father has operated his own plumbing business in Andalusia for thepast 37-years. The parents reside on RFD One, where Frank Moore was • • • COLLINS • • • BURDI!SNAW FIRST BAPTIST PLANS REVIVAL SERVICES WEEK OF APRIL 3-9 The annual Easter Sunrise Service, sponsored by the Flo- rain Ministerial Association will be held on the shores of Beautiful Lake Jackson, near the Recreational Building on Sunday, April 2. The hour is 5:35, which is at sunrise. The call to worship will be the blowing of trumpets. The welcome address will be by the Reverend Raymond Wicker- sham, pastor of the First Pres- byterian Church. The Reverend Joe Bates, pastor of the First United Methodist Church will be director of the hymn, "He Lives." Prayer will be given by the Reverend Ben Martin, pastor of the Westside Baptist Church, followed by the hymn, "Christ, The Lord Is Risen To~ day." Scripture will be read by the Reverend Fred White, pas- tor of the First Baptist Church. Tom Maddox will lead special music with members of the Flo- rain High School Band participa- ting. The Easter Message will be Revival services will be con- Leading the music for made by the Reverend Raymond ducted at the Florala First Bap- this revival will be Ray Burde- Taylor, pastor of the First As- tist Church during the week of shaw, Minister of Music of sembly of God Church, followed April 3 through 9. These ser- First Baptist Church, Andalu- by the singing of "Living For vices begin Monday night, April sia. Burdeshaw was formerly Jesus." 3 at 7:00 p.m. and will continue Minister of Music of Forest The Reverend Hobson Vann, through Sunday morning, April Park Baptist Church, Montgom- pastor of the Lakewood Baptist Night services will be at ery; First Baptist Church, Pri- Church will give the benedic- i00 p.m. Monday through Fri- chard, Alabama; and St. An- tion. day and morning services will be at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. The Sunday morning revival service will be at lh00 a.m. There will be no service on Saturday, April 8. The evangelist for the re- vival services at First Baptist Church will be the Reverend T. Marshall Collins, pastor of the Calyary BaPtist.C~ucch, Do- than. Reverend Collins is the son of Reverend Thomas M. Collins, who has held two suc- cessful revivals in Florala. He is a graduate of Samford Uni- versity, Birmingham and holds the Master of Divinity and Mas- ter of Religious Education de- grees from Southwestern Bap- tist Theological Seminary of Fort Worth, Texas. Married to the former Saralyn Monroe, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Monroe, pastor of First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Collins have one son, Thomas Mark, born Octo- ber 7, 1971. PAXTON CHURCH PLANS REVIVAL SERVICES Revival services will begin at the Paxton Assembly of God Church Monday night, April 3. drews Baptist Church, Panama City. He is a graduate of Wil- liam Carey College, Hatties- burg, Mississippi. An excellent soloist, Burdeshaw has wide ex- perience in revival music, hav- ing held revivals in Puerto Ri- co, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Florida, Alabama, and Missis- sippi. Married to Thelma Jane Satterwhite of BaySprings, Mis- sissippi, daughter of Reverend D. D. Satterwhite, the Burde- shaws have two children, a son, David, age 4 years, and a daugh- ter,.James Elizabeth, age 5 months. The public is cordially invited to attend these revival services at Florala First Baptist Church, April 3-9. Evening services will be at 7:00 p.m. (except Satur- day) and morning services at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday through Fri- day, April 4-7. The Sunday Ser- vice, April 9, will be at lh00 a.m. Nursery will be provided for all night and Sunday ser- vices. Laurel Hill Host In the event of rain, the service will be at the First Presbyterian Church at 1207 East Fifth Avenue. The Minis- terial Association extends a warm welcome to the public to begin the day on Easter by at- tending and enjoying this time of worship at sunrise. An appreciation is extended to the City of Florala, through the employees, for transporta- tion of the chairs and to the Florala High School for the use of their chairs. Mrs. Fred White will be the pianist. the afternoon circus from firms in Flo- ~rged to get the Lne Club will Percentage of Pharmacy, Fashion Thrift for pre- Will be held at and other according below. It child in the one of these a birth cer- should be 8:00 a.m. April Springs II, 6:00 Friday, Carolina Health De- Y, Stranghn 21, 8:00 School; 8:00 a.m., in Lock- ~the place available home al- L Deficien- corrected school To enter children age by Oc- His impressive legislature and Mrs. Comer C. Zorn of FIo- ciety, for having attained su- born and reared. Services will begin at 7 public service record is rain. He is a graduate of Flo- perior scholastic standing. He Moore attended Troy State af- o'clock each night. Everyoneis ToSo ,,,'e'" matched by his service to the ra|a High School. also was elected to Beta Sigma ter graduating from Pleasant invited to attend. C Republican Party. Kapa, an international scholas- Home. He is married to the The ReverendGradyDriggers Responsible leadership in tic honor society, former AnnEasley, the daughter of Samson willbetheevangelist. The Laurel Hill Community WEAD HICKS is a candi- both state and party affairs have WESTSIDE SETS been kept in proper blend by Net- REVIVAL SERVICES ties. He has been described by some as among the lineup APRIL 2-7 of "New South" political leaders Revival services will begin at who are popping up in the win- the Westside Baptist Church ners' circlesofstatesaUacross Sunday, April 2 and continue Dixie. through April 7. Services will begin each night at 7 o'clock. Brot'.er Odom, GOSPEL MEETINGS who will be the speaker, has served in pastorate in An- SCHEDULEDAT CHURCH OF CHRIST The period Monday, April 3, through Sunday April 9, has been chosen for the series of Gospel meetings to be held at the Flo- rala Church of Christ, located on South Third Street, which is Alabama Highway 5, facing beautiful Lake Jackson. All night services will begin at 7:30 p.m. Evangelist Alton (Pete) Mc- Kee, who preaches for the East Hill Church of Christ, in Pen- sacola, Florida, will be the speaker in this meeting. He is no stranger in Florala, hav- ing conducted a meeting here within the past two years. The congregation is being very ably served by Evangelist Frank Timmerman, who began his ser- vice with the Florala Church in 1962, coming here from An- dalusia. The church extends a very cordial invitation to all the peo- ple of the city and surrounding area to attend the meeting, and enjoy the good congregational singing and the excellent and very timely Bible lessons by this very able preacher. Bible questions are invited, and will be given courteous con- sideration in the light of Bible truth. No collections will be taken. dalusia and at present is serving in the Headland area. The Reverend Martin, pastor, extends everyone a cordial invi- tation to attend the services with them. AUXILIARY TO PRESENT DOCTORS WITH CARNATION The Woman's Auxiliary of the Southern Medical Association instituted Doctor's Day in 1935. The official day, March 30, was selected to commerate the first use of ether anaethesia by Dr. Crawford Long. The traditional flower is the red carnation. On March 30 the Woman's Auxiliary of the Covington Coun- ty Medical Society will present physicians with a red car- nation, and place flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. "Honor a physician with the honor that is due him, for the uses which ye may have of him, for the Lord hath created him. For the mosthigh, cometh healing and he shall receive hon- our of the king. The skill of the physician shall lift up his head; and in the sight of great men he shall be in admiration." Opocrtpha: Ecclesiaticus XXX-VII, 1-3. He is married to the former Betty Adams and they have two children, Jimmy, a senior at Florala High School and Lynne, a freshman at Florala High School. Dr. Denney has served as School Board Member for the Florala-Lockhart District for the past three years, serving out the unexpired term of the late Curtis Zorn. He would like to continue serving this District as School Board Member and feels that this is the most im- portant office in the election. He stated, "What is more im- portant than the welfare and edu- cation of our children." Fees Due For Cemetery Lot Property owners in the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery are hereby notified that fees are due for fiscal year 1972- 73. According to the Cemetery Board, owners of lots in the lo- cal cemetery can continue to have each lot mowed for the amount of $6 per year. Owners using the mowing ser- vice are reminded that the year- ly fee is applicable to each lot. For example, if a person wishes to have the service for twolots, the yearly fee is $12. Property owners who do not subscribe to this low-cost mow- ing service are expected to per- sonally care for their lots. To use the mowing service, please provide payments to either Mrs. Betty Hooten at the City Hall, or to Miss Juliette Hughes, P. O. Box 155, Florala, Ala. 36442. of the late County Commissioner and Mrs. Forest Easley. They have one daughter, Melissa, who is a second grader at East Three Notch School. Moore, who launched a whirl- wind campaign after qualifying for Tax Assessor, was handi- capped for more than a week. He was a victim of the "flu" and was confined in bed at his home on Easley Road where he and his family reside. Mr. and Mrs. Moore and Me- lissa attend the Cedar Grove Church of Christ. Frank Moore is now back on the campaign trail and is making an effort to see all the voters but realizes that it will be im- possible to see them all. He is not stopping on street corn- ers but is "beating the bushes" in all the rural areas as well as calling on homes in the towns and on the farms. He is accom- panied by his wife on many of his trips. One phase Frank Moore has in his campaign is that since there is three candidates in the race for Tax Assessor, that vo- ters vote for "All Three - Frank, the Man, the wife, Ann, and daughter, Melissa." QB CLUB PLANS FOR BANQUET There will be an important Quarterback Club meeting Thursday night, March 30, 1972 at Florala High School. All members and other interested people are urged to attend. Pre- parations for the basketball ban- quet will be made at this meet- ing. Also final arrangements for work on the football stadium wilt be done at this meeting. The Reverend Bill Edwards, pastor, extends an invitation to everyone to attend any or all the services. SULLIN VISITS FLORALA IN DEMO SENATOR RACE Charles Sullin of Huntsville, Alabama and Democratic can- didate for the U. S. Senate, was a visitor to Florala Mon- day, March 27. He is an at- torney of Huntsville and is lic- ensed to practice law in all of the State and Federal Courts in Alabama, the 5th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Sullin called on voters in the area, introducing himself and telling them of his plans if elected to the Senate, a seat now held by Senator John Spark- man. was host last Sunday totheOka- date for Member Board of Com- loosa-Walton Historical Socie- mission, Covington County, Dis- ty, with Dan Merrill as chair- trict 2 (Andalusia). Hicks lives man. on Route 8, Andalusia. Merrill reported good atten- Hicks is married to the for- dance to this, the first meet- mer Nettle Duke and they have ing in the area of the society, two children, ages ten months The future meetings of the so- and 19 years. ciety in the area would show an Hicks, who is 42 years of age, increase both in attendance and has been employed by Covington participating, according to Mer- County for the past ten years. rill. During that time he has served The meeting was a "showand as a laborer, machine operator tell", affair and many were on and as a foreman for five years. hand and showed and told of many He stated that he felt like his items of historical value that past ten years of working with included bottles, pictures, the County more than qualifies newspapers, and maps, some him for the job and that if elec- dating back for more than one ted he would strive to serve the hundred years. The oldest people of District Two, and newspaper on hand was a copy Covington County as a whole, of the "Laurel Hill Gazatte, to the best of his ability. dated Saturday, November 22, 1902." The society awarded cash awards to Karen Smith of Lau- GRACE BAPTIST rel Hill and Angela Vanessa Neal of DeFuniak Springs as PLANS EASTER winners in an essay sponsored EGG HUNT by the society, a few months back. Karen, a Laurel Hill senior, won in the category for gra- duating seniors with an essay entitled "Andrew Jackson" as President, and Angela, a fresh- man at Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, won in the college di- vision with an essay "A Brief Analysis of Andrew Jackson's Presidential Term". Both es- says were forwarded to Wash- ington, D. C. for entries in the national contest that carries a $1,000 scholarship to the win- ners. Refreshments were served at the conclusion of the program. The society's April meeting will be the Euchee Valley area of Walton County, and everyone is invited to attend. Grace Baptist Church has planned a special Easter Egg hunt for the boys and girls of the church. It will be held on the new church property located on North 6th Street at 3 o'clock Easter Sunday afternoon. All children who have atten- ded, who presently attend, or will enroll in the Grace Baptist Sunday School are invited to the Easter Egg Hunt, This activity will be Bible centered and Scriptural prizes will be awarded to all children who attend. In addition, special prizes will be awarded to the winnerg. The person who finds the John 3:16 egg will be given a first prize. Two second pri- zes will be awarded to the boy and girl who finds the most eggs.