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litGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Ul SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. J,0RALA NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1972 • 0 0 The Junior Varsity Wildcats Have Successful 71-72 Season ,F 4L 4C 4L 4 The junior varsity of Flor- ala High School closed out their season with a three game win streak to assure a winning sea- son. These victories over Kin- ston, Pleasant Home, and Red Level raised their season re- cord to 13 wins against 9 losses. After defeating Samson in the season opener, the Cats lost two close ones to Straughn and Luverne, both because of sur- rendering first half leads. The team showed improvement in an overtime victory in Elba only to get demolished by 13 points ........ at the hands of Red Level. At the end of the Christmas break, the Wildcats won three out of the next four. The only loss was to Andalusia in the finals of the "B" Team Invi- tational held in Florala. In first round action, Florala defeated Opp by 34-32. Then the Wild- cats obliterated Elba by 17 points to gain a berth in the tourney finals against Anda- lusia. Florala gave them an early lead and never was able to come back. Behind by nine points at *he intermission, the Wildcats matched baskets and closed within three points at one time. But time had run out for the Cats and the final score was 51-46 in favor of Andalusia. On the All-Tournament team, Florala placed Ricky Sight- ler and Lane Cravey. Sightler was constantly driving on the opponents while Cravey con- trolled the boards. It was a tough loss, but it was later to be avenged. EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL V.I.E. class with the help of Mrs. Mary H. Williamson, Co- Following the tournament the structed a display to tell about Industrial Education in Alabama. Other sub- Cats had some big victories, have used were "Safety", "VICA Promotion", or "Local Club Activities". but they also lost some that Tim Kyser, kneeling, Ann McLaney and Jimmy Thompson, standing. Right, they should have easily won. kneeling; Betty King and Janice Hudson standing. i shown holding awards are Llnda Barnes holding certificate for 3rd place Ann Moody, First Place Miss VICA; Sue Hughes Dukes, second place Parker representing the whole class which won first place in the display Educa- from 14 high Alabama VICA Lea- on March :h School in 200 stu- schools in, students competitive tncluded weld- health occupa- ring, brick- and the Florala en- mpson in auto Barnes in, Landon Fink Sandra Eliza- lob interview, in the study Ann Mooday Although Birge showing in VICA re- Who did not get Still winners," Williamson, am sure they edge and OR THE DAY" When in Romans do; to Rome, but Jackson. This made, 'lad in it. is Wed- Day". the hump. - Hobo - Stop ~st. Make - It's better and be thought SPeak and re- L. What a lovely - Spring; Love thy good to those experience from studying and from competing against other schools. I am grateful to other teachers and to the trainers for allowing the students to make the trip." Miss VICA (or Mr. VICA) is the student judged to be the best-in-everything student. She (or he) is rated on scholarship, leadership, citizefiship, voca- tional standing, and good human SENIOR S This week the senior spot- light shines on Diana Robbins. Diana is a very popular and friendly senior around FHS and is known for her expertise at the typewriter. : She is a member of the Beta Club, FYCA, FHA, co-captain of the varsity cheerleaders, and co-editor of the WILDCA'P GROWL. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, bicycling, and swimming. Diana was also cho- sen "Most Dignified Senior Girl" by her fellow classmates in this year's Who's Who. After graduation, Diana plans to attend Auburn University and major in Home Economics. WAR EAGLE! Lots of luck to Diana, a most deserving senior! FHA NEWS HOBO DAYS About 80 girls over a period of three days worked at various jobs around the town of Florala. The jobs consist of application of what they learned in Home Ec. The money that the girls earned is used to buy decora- tions for the "Sweetheart Ball", Beauty Contest, and any other facilities for the Home Ec. de- partment. The club would like to thank the businessmen and residents for their cooperation during Holm'days. BAKE SALE .,.: The FHA Club is sponsoring a bake sale on April 1, 1972. relations. Ann Moody earned first place MISS VICA for South- east Alabama. She will repre- sent not only Florala but also the southeast district of Ala- bama in the State VICA Lea- dership Conference on April 14 and 15. The letters VICA represent Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. VICA is pronounced like the 'vic' in victory. POTLIGHT A three-game week came up next with the Wildcats taking all, Their first conquest was over T. R. Miller on the home court. Then traveling to Strau- ghn, they took a ten point vic- tory. The climax of the week was a big one with Andalusia. Everyone was up for this game and this was one of the few times the Cats really put it all together and played up to their capabilities. Fletcher Gab- All-State On March 13, 1972, eight members of the Florala Wildcat Band journeyed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to participate in the Alabama All-State Festival held in Tuscaloosa (Bear Country) each year. This year's group consisted of 5 seasoned veterans of past All-State Festivals. They were: Joe Hooten, Dennis Gibbs, and Nina Goolsby in the Red Band; and Terry Hamilton and Paul Maddox in the White Band. Wan- da Sasser and Gwen Kelley went along as observers. The Festival lasted from March 13th to March 15th and included the state's finest musi- cians. Each band had four sche- duled practices with Tuesday night free. This year the group attended the University of Ala- bama Band concert along with a percussion ensemble and Lab Jazz Band concert. Following the concerts, everyone convened at the friend- ly neighborhood bowling alley for an hour or two of fun, tiring relaxation. FHS BASKETBALL BANQUET SET FOR APRIL 8 The Florala High School cafe- teria is the setting for the 1972 Basketball Banquet on April 8. Attending will be the basketball players, cheerlead- ers, both of whom may invite dates, the coaches and their wives, recent former FHS coaches, faculty and selected guests. The decorations for all sports banquets are prepared by the FHS cheerleaders. Several honors will be award- ed at the banquet, among which are Most Valuable Player and the Scholastic award. The main purpose of the ban- quet is to honor the basket- ball players on their wonderful season this year and to pro- claim a hearty Congratulations! I Eoonomio lltlldllmtlon son totalled 19, while Ricky Sightler and BoCaraway, a new- What price controls are in comer to the team, added II effect on so-called "points" and 10 respectively. Freshman paid by residential purchasers? Gregory Burke cleaned the The "point" system is a me- boards constantly and added 6 thod of adjusting interest rates to his own credit. The Wildcats and, therefore, of compensating were behind by a point at the the mortgage dealer. Since, half. They outscored the Bull- however, the variation of points dogs by a point in each of the is principally a function of in- last two quarters to win the terest rate changes, and since decision 46-45. RickySightler's interest rates thus far have not free throw with seven seconds been subject to Price Commas- left is what iced the victory, sion regulation, neither have - Disci- of character, disci- gated by points. When do the prenotification and certification requirements relating to retroactive pay ad- Justments become effective? On January 27, 1972, the date the regulations relating to re- troactive pay adjustments were published in the "Federal Re- gister. The next week was a dismal one. Not playing up to par, the Cats lost two to Troy 'in the same week while managing to squeak by Opp. A long trip to Brewton produced another loss at the hands of T.R. Mil- ler. This was a team they had previously beaten with ease. At the time, there was three games left and the Cats had a 10-9 record. In Kinston, the Wild- cats got good performances out of substitutes Melvin Mathews and Sylvester Owens to defeat the Bulldogs in a close one. The next night came a record six-overtime victory over Plea- sant Home. The Wildcats had many opportunities to win the game but never could. The score was tied at halftime and the two teams played even until the sixth overtime when Florala went on I employ less than 5,000 em- ployees in my factory and I want to make a retroactive pay adjustment of less than 7 percent for my employees because the increases were called for in an employment contract negotiated before Aug. 15, 1971 but werenot paid because of the freeze. Can I begin making retroactive pay- ments immediately? Yes. If the pay adjustment a scoring spree to win 63-57. will be seven percent or less, Red Level was the last game of payment may be made framed- the 71-72 campaign and Florala iately. However, you mustcer- got revenge from an earlier loss to defeat the Tigers 38- 34. Through the season, the Cats never really played good ball. The high points of the year had to be the victories over Plea- sant Home and Andalusia. Members of the team wereas follows: Juniors - Ricky Sigh- tler, Tim Willis, Tex Cassidy; Sophomores - Fletcher Gibson, Lane Cravey, Melvin Mathews, Bill Sellars ~d Be Caraway; Freshman - (,regory Burke, Je- rome Woodham, Sylvester Owens, Mike Welch. Coach of the team was Mr. Jerry Strick- land. Fletcher Gibson Bill Sellars Band, 1972 The Festival came to an end all too soon for everyone and with it the gala concerts of the three bands, All-,State Orches- tra, and All-StateCboir on Wed- nesday night. But this was not the end for our fearsome eight. It was to the I~wli~ alley one more time- except this time everyone was twice as tired and sleepy. Finally, it was time to say "Good-bye" to Bear Country for at least another year. At least some of us have some- thing to look forward to. Right, D.G.?! UNBELIEVABLY TRUE One day this squirrel was walking down the road and he met a possum. He asked the possum if he knew where the ark was. The possum said no, so he thanked him and kept walking. Then after walking for a mile he met a skunk. He asked the skunk if he knew where the ark was. The skunk said no and so he kept walking. Then in about another mile he met a termite. He said, "Hey Mr. Termite, can you tell me where the ark is?" Mr. Termite rubbed his stomach and said, "I CAN'T BELIEVE I ATE THE WHOLE THANG." Author Unknown THE PROM by Darlene Brooks April 29 is the date! With all of its colorful decorations the Florala High SchoolGymnasium will be a daring sight to see. Also with students, teachers, parents and adults dressed for the occasion, cameras will be flashing everywhere. But with tables full of sandwiches, potato chips, punch, etc., stomachs may be very agrivating and in- tolerable. As defined by Webster, a Prom is a formal dance of a David Chambers - Principle only comes once a year that of FHS (spend most of your makes disappointment when the time there now, right David!) band plays the last song andyou Davy Sightler - Shelf duster dance your last dance. But all There will be booms set up at for the Congressional Library you can do is hope to be in- the Carla Plaza Shopping Cen- Debbie Savage - Helping Gary vited next year. ter and Booth Drug Store. There will be cakes, cookies, candy, and pies. They in~te everybody to come by and gain a few pounds. A taxpayer is a person who doesn't have to pass a civil service exam to work for the government.--Lois W. Mat- son, The Kiester (Minn.) Courier. WE LOOK INTO OUR CRYSTAL college or high school class. BALL AND SEE THE SENIORS As also defined by students at OF '7~. ~-0 YEARS FROM NOW Florala High, it is a night that Willie Brown- Bench n, anag- everyone looks forward to for er for the New York Knacks fun and laughter. Linda Barnes- Speech wrRer The Prom is that time of for the President year that keeps all Juniors busy! Keeping those nosey seniors out Debbie Davis - "Womanofthe of doorways and from seeing in Year"- 1992. windows can be a very tiring Steve Windham - Editor of job. Turning down sophomores the "Svea Times" Kenneth Vaughn -Basketball and freshmen who impatiently polisher for Pete Maravich! want to help can sometimes Elaine Stone - "I must go on break your heart. But all and a diet!" Manager of the Weight all the climax is usually a blast! Watchers Club It is the fact that the Prom tify by letter to your Internal Revenue Service district direc- tor within 20 days afterpayment that the requirements of the new Pay Board regulations on retro- activity have been met. In ad- dition, the letter must include: (1) the date on which the in- crease was agreed upon; (2) the number of employees in- volved; (3) the date it was sche- duled to take effect; (4) the rea- son for not paying the increase as attributable to economic sta- bilization controls; and (5)tbe percentage of the increase. Do retailers with annual sales of $100,000. or more but less than $200,000 still have to post a sign announcing the availability of base price information? Yes. These retailers are still required to post at least one sign (minimum 22- by 28") announcing the availability of base price information and must make such information available upon request. Is a security deposit con- sidered rent under the stabili- zatiun regulations7 No. A deposit of money with a landlord by,-a:-,tenant~as a security for the faithful perfor- mance of the terms of the lease and which is refundable upon such performance is excluded from the definition of rent, un- less security deposits are con- sidered rent under local law. Does an increase Or decrease in overtime pay to any employee due to working more or less hours at the existing overtime rate constitute a "pay adjust- merit?" A bona fide increase or de- crease in overtime pay to an em- ployee who is working more or fewer hours at the existing ov- ertime pay is not subject to the 5.5 percent limitation because Semon Knudsen, chairman, White Motor Corp., at a re- cent breakfast meeting of en- gineers said, "Improved pro- ductivity~or more output per man hour if you will, is the only way we are going to find a good reply to the pres- ent international challenge that is confronting us in every field." run the press at The Florala News Joe Brooks - Peanut boy at the Auburn ball games Terry Bulger - Elected "Safety Driver of the Year" Gary Woodham - Wholesale Wig Distributor Gaff Weeks - Keeping books for the Hog Producers of Ame- rica Steve Straughn - Guitar tuner for Johnny Cash PAGE -7 Otmtk end l mmm m~mmm the rate of compensation to the employee remains the same. However, should the employer adjust the work day or overtime in an attempt to circumvent the Economic Stabilization Act of 1970, as amended, this adjust- ment would be subject to the 5.5 percent Phase II limitation. people disabled before age 31, work credits are needed for one-half the period between age 21 and the point at which the disabling condition began. Q. When should a personwho is unable to work file for dis- ability benefits? A. Within thirty days after he had to stop work because of his condition he should file for disability benefits. By contac- ting the Social Security office soon after the disability starts, 0enefits can be paid on time. Everyone who is not working because of a physical or mental condition and who has not in- quired about disability benefits is urged to phone the office ~without further delay. The So- cial Security phone number is WX-6300. Just dial operator and ask for the number. It is toll free. Office hours are 8:30 am. to 4:30 p.m. Disability claims are now taken by phone. Q. How old does a person have to be to qualify for dis- ability benefits? A. A person may qualify for disability benefits at any time before age 65. Q. What are the require- ments for this type of benefits? A. There are two reqiure- ments: (1) A person must have a condition which keeps him from working and this condi- tion must be expected to last at least one year. (2) A per- son who becomes disabled at age 31 or older must have five full years of work under Social Security out of the 10 years end- ing when he became disabled. In addition, the individual must have a total of 21 quarters of coverage acquired after 1936 if he is disabled in 1972. For 4-H CLUB NEWS W. S. Harlan 4-H Club met with president, Craig Hut- cheson, calling the meeting to order. After the roll call, new and old business was dis- cussed by the secretary, Mit- chell Bulger. Pledge of Al- legiance to the flag and 4-H pledge was given. Mr. H. O. Summerford, 4-H leader, dis- cussed beef cows and swine. He showed the parts of beef-cow and swine and how to judge good ones. A test was givenon judg- ing beef and swine. The four highest scores will judge in County Livestock Judging Con- test. Pat Ayer, Reporter W. S. Harlan 4-H Club WEAD HICKS FOR COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 10 YEARS OF SERVICE • Wend Hicks has worked for the commissioner of District two (Andalusia District) for ten years. For six years, he has served as foreman. His long re- cord of loyal service has given him the experience to make you a good, hard-working commissioner. FAMILIAR WITH THE JOB & ACQUAINTED WITH THE CITIZENS Along with job knowledge and a desire to serve, Wead Hicks is acquainted with citizens. His best endorsements and recommendations will come from people who know him best. A GENUINE PLEASURE Wend Hicks is deeply grateful for the friendly res- ponse and words of encouragement that he is re- ceiving from every part of Covington County. He is learning that campaigning for office in Covington County is a genuine pleasure. YOUR CONSIDERATION IN BEHALF OF WEAD HICKS WILL BE APPRECIATED WEAD HICKS IS FAMILIAR WITH THE JOB AND ACQUAINTED WITH THE CITIZENS (Pd. Pal. Adv. by Weed Hicks, Andalusia, Ala.) DEAR SOYBEAN PRODUCERS: You will have an opportunity to vote on Tuesday, April 4 1972, on the question of whether you favor a check-off pro- gram an soybeans. The funds collected are to be used to fi- nance a research, market development, and other promotional programs an soybeans. Participation in the program is entirely voluntary. Soybean growers who do nat wish to participate may avoid the de- duction of 1/2 cents per bushel by signing a written form fur- nished by soybean buyers. Therefore, let's vote "yes" so those who want a unified and coordinated promotional effort may have it. All soybean growers who produced a crop in 1971 shall be entitled to vote in the referendum. Polling places for the April 4 vote will be located at COVINGTON TRACTOR CO. Andalusia, Alabama ZORN BROTHERS Florala, Alabama FOSHEE MILLING COMPANY Red Level, Alabama Sincerely, Officers and Directors COVINGTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU AT THE POLLS APRIL 4