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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 2 • • • MISS PEACOCK Sara Lynn Peacock To Wed Gregory Holley Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Peacock of Stella Route, Florala/ an- nounce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Lynn to Mr. Gre- gory E. Holley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Holley of Clear Springs, Florida. The bride-elect is the grand- daughter of Mr. W. S. O'Neal of River Falls, Alabama, and the late Mrs. W. S. O'Neal, also the late Mr. and Mrs. Bethel Peacock of Wing, Alabama: The groom-to-be is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Per- ry L. Brackins of Clear Springs, Florida, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hildreth of Milton, Florida. The bride-to-be is a gra- duate of Paxton High School, Paxton, Florida. She attended Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana, also MacArthur State Technical Institute in Opp, Ala- bama. The groom-to-be is also a graduate of Paxton High School, and attended MacArthur State Technical Institute in~Opp, Ala- bama: The couple will be united in marriage in the chapel of the First Baptist Church in Anda- lusia at 10:00 a.m. on May 6. No invitations are being sent, but friends and relatives are in- vited to attend. The bride-to-be is employed by the State Health Department, Medicaid Division, in Montgom- ery. The groom-to-be is employed by the State Highway Depart- ment, Bridge Bureau, in Mont- gomery, where the couple will reside. • • • M1$$ BAXLEY Baxley-Simmons Plan June 11 Ceremony Mr. ann Mrs. Howard Jackson Baxley, Sr., of Panama City, Florida, formerly of Paxton, Florida, announce the engage- ment and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Maxine, to Paul Kenneth Simmons, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ken- neth Simmons, St., of Pen- sacola, Florida. The bride-elect is a graduate of Paxton High School, Paxton, Florida. She is presently at- tending Troy State University, where she will receive a B. S. Degree in elementary education in June, 1972. The bridegroom-elect gra- duated from Pensacola Catholic High School. He attended Pen- sacola Junior College and is presently attending Gulf Coast Community College. Mr. Sim- mons is presently stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base in Pa- nama City, Florida. The wedding is planned for Sunday, June II, at 3 p.m. in C~lar Grove Baptist Church, Panama City, Florida. A recep- tion will follow immediately in the church fellowship hall. All friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend the wedding and the reception. MANAGED FORESTS SHOW THAT NATURE IS ALSO CRUEL People who think trees grow better if they are not disturbed by man, may be surprised by what goes on in a managed forest, according to A. C. Hen- derson, Covington County For- est Ranger of the Alabama For- estry Commission. "Mankind often is so con- cerned with his own environ- mental misdemeanors, that he forgets that Nature, too, can be unkind," Ranger Henderson said. Like all living things, trees must struggle for survival. They have many natural enemies. Fire, of course, is one of the most formidable. Then there are insects and disease, animals that devour seedlings and the Covered Dish Supper Of Wood Avenue Flower Club Thursday, March 16, Mrs. Katie V. Kendrick was hostess to the Wood Avenue Flower Club with nineteen members and five visitors present. After prayer led by Grady Brooks, everyone enjoyed a delicious covered dish supper in the dining room. The meeting was called to or- der by the club president, Marcus Cook. After the read- ing of the minutes the roll was called and dues collected. Spe- cial guests were Mr. and Mrs. Durwood Bass of Andalusia. The meeting was adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. Members present were Mrs. Katie Kendrick, Mr. and Mrs. Webb Hendrix, Mr. and Mrs. Royce Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Gra- dy Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Wil- son Kendrick, Mrs. Camilla Scofield, Mr. Roy Ezell and Kenny, Mr. and Mrs. Mar- cus Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Jackson and Ronnie and Mr. and Mrs. James Morrow. Visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Durwood Bass, Mrs. Ella Tru- man and Mrs. Dorothy Holder and Michelle. MERCHANTS EXPRE SS Enjoyed By Members Prote(tio. Program On The Generation Gap Enjoyed By Study Club and Mrs. Dunnam expertly man- ipulated them. MelanieMcDan- iel read the parent's creed en- titled, "Children Learn What They Live." After a short business meet- ing, presided over by the pre- sident, Mrs. Henry Williamson, the meeting adjourned. Guests for the meeting were Miss Sandra Gunter, Melanie McDaniel and Master Benton Hester. - PERSONALS- Mrs. J. F. Holley, Judy Hes- ter and Benton spent the A.E.A. holidays enjoying Florida's east coast including the Lion Safari, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Daytona Beach, Marineland, St. Augustine, Jacksonville and then home. The Study Club met March 22 at the Lake Jackson Clubhouse with Mrs. Judy Hester as hos- tess. Dogwood and azaleas decorated the entrance hall and club room. Members and guests were greeted at the door by Melanie McDaniel, dressed as a guitar-carrying hippie who put a lei of macaroni around each person's neck. Mrs. Hester, assisted by son, Benton Hester and mother, Mrs. J. F. Holley, served de- licious dessert, frozen in small clay pots with a sprig of wild honeysuckle appearing to grow from each pot. Coffee and nuts were also served. Mrs. Al Dunnam and Mrs. Judy Hester, program leaders for the meeting, presented a most entertaining program entitled "Bridging the Gener- ation Gap." They composed the script and presented a pup- pet show which cleverly CONC ERN OVE R explained the generation gap and wisely showed concerned par- BUI LDINGS APP EARANCE ents of teen-agers how this gap might be bridged. Mrs. Hes- ter made the puppets and she Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brewton of Monroeville, Alabama, vis- ited with his aunt, Mrs. B. E. Whiddon and cousin, Vera Whid- don, last Thursday. The Tri-City Merchant's As- sociation, in regular session Monday afternoon, expressed concern of the appearance of the vacant buildings, especially on Fifth Avenue and other locations in the city and appealed to the owners to join with the Associa- tion in placing them in a more appreciable appearance. The cost of the work, whether a new store sign or other improvements, wouldn't cost in the long run, but would pay in dividends, improving the ap- pearance to both the local cus- tomers and visitors to the city and to those passing through the city. The Association's action is in line with the City Council's vote at their last meeting to repaint parking lines throughout the city and also to repaint the "No Parking" zone in front of the fire department and in co- operation with the Florala Garden Club's project of beau- tifying the city and in their "litter-bng" campaign now in progress. In other action, the Associa- tion announced the selection of a 14 foot fiber glass boat, a 15- horse power motor and boat trailer for their 24th of June promotional prize. HarlanNob- lin and Jerry Evans were named to raise the necessary funds for this project. I I threat of strangulation imposed • .by overcrowding in an undis- ciplined wilderness. "Trees can get sick and die from disease or old age," Hen- derson explained. Dead, dying and stricken trees congest the forest, increase the fire and insect hazards, deprive young trees of food and growing space." :roper forest management combats these conditions. Just as advances in medical science have improved human health and prolonged life, so has forest management lessened some of the undesirable natural forces that slow t~:ee growth and cause health problems. A tree absorbs minerals and moisture from the earth, car- ben dioxide and gases from the air, then cooks them with the rays of the sun to make the food essential to its growth. It has great capacity for self-regener- ation when allowed to flourish in the protected, healthy envi- ronment which a managed for- est provides. Throughout Alabama, there is refreshing evidence aI the pos- itive impact of the managed forest. Once bleak, cutover lands have been beautifully re- stored under a bright cover of tree farms. A tree farm is a managed forest, and there are more than 70 million acres of them in the South. "While most of our best man- aged forests are owned and op- erated by forest industry," Hen- derson said, "an increasingly large number of Alabama tree farmers are non-industrialpri- vate'~owners, such as bankers, businessmen, lawyers, labor- ers, conservationists, farmers and retired people." With con- siderable help from the For- estry Commission, soil and wa- ter conservation people, forest industries and others, thousands of Alabamians have started for- est management programs. From the scenic standpoint, forest management has per- formed wonders for the rural landscape. It has also sti- mulated the growth of wildlife as well as trees. Thinnings of the forest create browse ma- terial for animals and birds. Also, the abundance of sunlight that filters through well-spaced trees helps cultivate a lush car- pet of vegetation on the forest floor to nourish wildlife. This and protection from fire and other natural disasters has been responsible for a great increase in Alabama's deer, turkey and small game population. With wise management, a tree farmer can maintain the rate of growth at a level several times the rate of harvest. ] THEFLORALANEWS-THURSDAY,MARCHJI • . :,rLOR,I Of Presidenh.I C.nd.d.tes Costi|. The job of protecting five pre- sidential candidates is costing the United States government about $1 million a month. A force estimated at between 35 and 50 Secret Service agents began guarding Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace around-the- clock at midnight Sunday. Eight of the agents were reported as at the Capitol Monday as the gov- ernor spent the day at his desk. It is reported that the agents will work in 8-hour shifts and that they will be on duty around the clock. That would mean at least 24 men a day, if the eight observed at the Capitol Mon- day is a typical shift. The agents will accompany Wallace on all campaign trips, using auxiliary aircraft when necessary. They will keep up their surveillance "for the dur- ation of his campaign", accor- ding to Jack Warner, public af- fairs director of the Secret Service Bureau, which is an arm of the Treasury Department. They will keep up their surveil- lance "for the duration of his campaign," Warner added, and that means "until he is no longer a candidate." The detail assigned to guard Wallace is one of five which were put into service Monday for presidential candidates. Also drawing protective agents were Senators Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, George McGovern of South Dakota, Edmund Muskie, of Maine and Henry M. Jackson of Washington State. IS a There's really no way to avoid the emotional strain it causes. But there is a way to ease the financial strain death causes. You can buy funeral insurance. Thars what thousands of Alabamians have done in purchasing a Liberty National-Brown Service Funeral Policy. Irs an easy, convenient, inexpensive way to prepay the cost of death. Why has the funeral policy achieved such widespread popularity? At the time of death the first purpose for which life insurance proceeds are used is to pay funeral expenses. Only what remains is available for other needs. The Brown-Service Funeral Policy was designed to meet this need. Unlike most life insurance which provides dollars of uncertain value, the Brown-Service Policy provides, not dollars, but a complete prepaid funeral thus eliminating the uncertainty as to funeral expense. is the cost reasonable? Yes, for the premiums are based on the actual cost of providing the funeral. Because of the large number of funerals provided under this plan each year the cost under each plan is less than the retail value of the funeral without the plan. This saving is passed on to the policyowner. What other ways is this saving made? Although Rep. JohnAshbrook of Ohio, an announced Repub- lican candidate, is eligible for protection, the Treasury De- partment decided against pro- tecting him, leaving open the possibility that protection may be given later. Ashbrook said through a spokesman that he wouldn't accept the protec- tion anyway. Treasury Secretary John B. Connally ordered thJ~'~ details assigned on-~lI a 1968 law and .ll established by an a~l mittee on congr~l ders. Under those'~i~l VOTE RANDEL MIKEL, JR. candidates favored 5 per cent of in either the polls, are eligible protection. FOR CHAIRMAN COVINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION MIKEL SAYS: Let's pay back the debts we already and set the County back on a Go Basis. IF ELECTED, I WILL KEEP THE VOTERS INFORMED (Pd. Pol. Adv. by Randel Mikel, Jr., Caskets used in Brown-Service Funerals are provided by the company at cost so that the policyowner gets the benefit of a wholesale price. In the event a more expensive funeral is desired, the authorized Funeral Director will give credit for the full retail value of the policy on the cost of the funeral selected. What benefits are provided if death occurs in Alabama? The policyowner will get a complete funeral consisting of: Transportation to the funeral home up to 35 miles, embalming, preparation for burial, casket, burial suit or dress, the services of an experienced Funeral Director, a place for holding the memorial service and transportation to the place of interment up to 35 miles. What benefits are provided if death occurs outside of Alabama? The policy will pay a cash benefit of the amount stated in the policy. On older policies the cash benefit is half the retail value and on currently issued policies it is two-thirds the retail value. Most of the uncertainties as to the cost caused by death are eliminated for the Brown-Service policyowners. In the calmness of life a man may make his plans, confident that his plans will be carried out. Service of the highest quality is available through some 200 capable and courteous Funeral Directors in Alabama. These funeral LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY HOME OFFICE: BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA A subsidiary company of Liberty , homes are conveniently located throughout National has invested more than a million the State. No detail is overlooked in the dollars in a casket factory which uses the performance of the final ceremony. latest and the most efficient methods and ' If you do not have a Brown-Service machines in order to reduce the cost of d:]l" Funeral Policy, see your Liberty National agent. He'll explain how easily you can own caskets to the minimum consistent with this most basic of all insurance. high quality. -Ilk