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INC. ALL CONTENT COT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. RE T STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. i ESTABLISH ED IN. 1900 ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON 5. GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST - LOCATION OF 99 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CFLEBR,gTIONF, YEAR NUMBER4 FLORALA, ALABAMA, COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1970 SUBSCRIPTIONS - $3.68 LOCAL, $4.73 ELSEWHERE - 10 PER SINGLE COPY Ju$' |amblin' - BY - LUCILE K. WOODHAM McRAE IE this pussy- road between comes to that about this surfac - was promised are concerned 12 years made that again 8 years le again made Years ago and now making I can't be- Would be so him this to remember elec- PRACTICAL NURSES GRADUATE AT M~eARTIIUR TECIL TItaN twelw students completed their one-year Practical Nursing course at MacArthur State Technical Institute, Opp, Alabama on March 16, 1970. They are: (left to right)Minnie Lee Pritchett, Andalusia, Beverly Jones, Enterprise, Genna Tucker, Andalusia, Chrystel Baggett, Goshen, Frances Henderson, Andalusia, Brenda Donald, Andalusia, Linda Boswell, Rutledge, Erin Scofield, Florala, Ruth Briggs, Anda- lusia, Margaret Mazelka, ChanceLlor, Shelby Ammons, Andalusia, and Wynonia Brooks, Andy. The school starts two clases per year - one In March and one in September. The next class begins Monday, March 23, 1970. Even though this class is already filled, the school is now taking applications for the September class. that the high- was a scandal to end during and road surfacing Why? etc, etc. together commls- given this 'around. Roads in Coving- :ertainly of no have been Or at any roads. the Opp. to the Flor- by the ;toner of this his property. s road should but I am paved strange road was of that Governor he as he can started. But you this a county possibility with- of weeks. its part ago. Coy- to drag DR. IRA L. MYERS, seaied, S~te Health Officer, signs the state's first permit certifying an Intoximeter operator under Alabama's Implied Consent Law. Looking on, left to right, are Colonel Floyd H. Mann, Director, Department of Public Safety; Dr. C. J. Rehling, State Toxi- cologist, and Corporal Ted K. Payne, Department of Public Safety, who was issued the first permit. of one thing. Brewer ever his work it Brewer promises. is Ira- make big reasons day after be he or promises else . by no intentions place. are people give credit a poll- Lets results on. that that the Opp ser- during bad is just that concern on that road Et) TO PAGE 8 Time , an up our Club assisted by Study Club, Wood Yellow CRy off i- of that would please Implementation of Alabama's Implied Consent Law was for- malty launched during cere- monies March 20 at Public Safety Headquarters in Mont- gomery during the monthly meeting of the State's Implied Consent Committee. Doctor Ira L. Myers, Stele Health Officer and Chairman of the Commit- tee, signed permits authorizing breath testing bypollce officers who have completed training in the operation of the Intoximet- er Breath Testing Device. The first class of officers to be trained as Intextmeter Ope- rators completed training LOCAL U.S. ARMY RECRUITER SETS ~ EXAMPLE. Ser- now to clean geant First Class Johnnie M. Blalock, local Army recruiter F before you sets the example for young men and women in his community so. Having by "buying what he is selling." At ceremonies conducted in Which to live Montgomery on 6 March 1970, SFC Blalock reenllsted for a aim of every period of 3-years. SFC Blalock has 17-years of service with the U.S.Army above and has served in Germany, Korea and the southeast United ~ratlon and States. He feels that the Army offers many opportunities to young this task. men and women who are qualified for enlistment. He states cleanest that even though this enlistment will put him in a position to retire with a good income (over $315 a month), he will PrO- bably reenllst again in 1973. City sFc Blalock is a native of Black, Alabama, a small corn- Hall munity in the Geneva, Alabama area, Hellveson Floralahighway in Andalusia with his wife and two sons. Fairchild To Hold Open House Fairchild Hiller personnel will conduct an open house of Its facilities in Crest'view, Sunday, April 12, It is announced by Thomas J. Vincent, general manager of the Aircraft Service Division In Florida. "Our complete facility here at the Bob Slkes Airport will be open to our friends and neigh- bors and the families of our em- ployees on Sunday afternoon, ,April 12, from one to five o'clock", Vincent said. Continuing tours will be con- ducted throughout the afternoon and visitors will get a chance to see some of the Aircraft Service Division's current work. Groundbreaking for the Fair- child Hiller facility was in 1963. By 1967, payrolls funneled an estimated $2 million annually into the economy of the general area, and the figure reached approximately $5 million in 1969. .Most of the recent work at the Crestview facility resulted from the awarding of an Air Force contract in 1968 involv- ing inspection and repair of F 102 aircraft and an additional contract in July, 1969 in the same type work. These con- tracts brought about an expan- sion of facilities costing an estimated $1.2 million. Rotary Club Supports State Park Idea The Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club met at noon, Wednesday, March 25, at the Lake Jackson Clubhouse. George McBryan was in charge of the program. McBryan turned the period over to the Club for general discussion of the proposed Lake Jackson State Park. Following the lengthy dis- cussion of the proposal, the Club favorable voted to go on record as supporting a transfer of the clubhouse property to the State of Alabama together with the other real estate which lsbeing transferred to the State of Ala- bama to Incorporate into a State Park. Interact Club To ,t March 13 at the Alabama Police Academy in a continuing pro- gram to qualify trained opera- tors throughout the State. These officers are now qualified and empowered by State law to de- termine, with the use of breath testing devices, degrees of in- CONTINUED TO PAGE 8 "Auction Off" Slaves The Florala Interact Club will hold a slave auction at 10 a,m., Saturday, April 4, downtown on Fifth Street next to the Fashion Shop. The Club will auction off their members up to five hours each to the highest bidder. There are 30 members in the club ranging from the tenth Censusua y"n-'erwa- grade to the twelfth. The pro- eeeds will go towards the scho- larship fund given by the In- In Covington April 1 was Census Day for the United States of America. From Aroostook County, Maine, to Niihau, the westernmost Is-. land of Hawaii; from Point Bar- row, Alaska, on the Arctic Ocean to Key West, Florida, it was the day for all Ameri- cans to be counted. Clarence P. Dumas, manager of the temporary census office In Montgomery, reports that 388 census takers, after being sworn in April 1, started visiting households throughout the following counties: Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, Cren- shaw, Escambla, Lowndes, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Washington and Wilcox counties in south Alabama. Census questionnaires were distributed to households in these places by the Post Of- rice a few days ago. They are to be filled out and held for the census taker to pick up. The District Manager says it will probably take from three to five weeks for the census takers to get around to all the households. It is possible that some households did not receive a questionnaire, hut the District Manager says they need not fear they will be missed be.. cause a census taker will find them and have a questionnaire for them. teract Club to help a senior on their college work. The Interact Club Is the youth division of the Rotary Club. The officers of the club for the next year are, president, Ross Wright; vice-president, Donnie Franklin; secretary, Terry Peoples; treasurer, Charles Smith. The Rotarian sponsor for the club Is Phll Jones. Damascus Plans Box Supper The Damascus Rural Deve- lopment Club announces an old fashioned box supper at the Damascus Club House, Tuesday night, April 7, 1970, at 7o'clock. The public is invited. All candidates are also invited. Come girls bring yourboxes. Come gentlemen prepared to buy your lady friend's box. B-B-Q Supper At Stanley The Stanley Community As. soclatlon will sponsor a bar- becue supper at the Stanley Center, Saturday night, April 4. Barbecued pork and chicken will be the main feature along with home baked cakes and other good food. GOVERNOR LISTS EVIDENCE OF FULL TIME SERVICE Governor Albert Brewer told Covington Countians Monday night that he's going to con- tinue giving them full time ser- vice during the next four years because, as he put it, "that's what you have a right to expect from your Governor." Brewer ended a day of stump- ing through Southeast Alabama with a 7 p.m. rally on the courthouse steps in Andalusia before an estimated crowd of 3,000 persons by an Andalusia official, listening to the Gover- nor in a steady drizzle of rain. On March 19, the fourth day of his campaigning, he spoke in Opp. Later he plans a return to Covington County again, this time to Florala. The Governor said Covington Countians can look all around them and find evidence of what a full time Governor can do. "Ask the people over at Opp how long they waited to get something done about widening Highway 331. Well now, we're finally getting the work done. The same thing is true about buildings at the Junior College in Andalusia, improvements at Lake Jackson in Florala, a new armory in Andalusia, new jobs and better paychecks for the whole county, a new ambulance in F1orala - the list goes on and on." But, Brewer said, he's not through yet. "I'm going to give you the same kind of service during the next four years. And you're going to see this county grow and prosper like it never has before." Brewer brought several items of welcome news to the county as he spoke in Andalusia. He said that approval has just been received to build a new armory in Andalusia - the second new armory to be ap- proved for Covington County in the last month, with the one in Florala..He said Florala will soon get a new ambulance through funds obtained by the Governor's Office. And, he said he's released additional money to help the Junior College in An- dalusia get construction started on its building expansion pro- gram. The Governor also announced that the State Highway Depart- ment has begun a special re- CONTINUED TO PAGE 8 Paxton BOY Scout Troop 708 participated In the annual spring Scout Camporee last Friday and Saturday. Camp Euchee, a 1500 acre Boy Scout Reser- vation 5 miles west of DeFuniak Springs, was the sight of the gathering. Three weeks of planning were devoted to the Camporee by the troop. The purpose of the Camporee was to demonstrate Scout crafts and skills. Inclement weather didn't dampen the spirits' of the 25 patrols, members of the Old Spanish Trail District, attend- lng the Camporee. At the closing ceremonies, Order of the Arrow candidates were receiyed and ribbons were i 99 FLORALA TO RECEIVE NEW AMBULANCE FROM STATE FUNDS Governor Albert Brewer an- nounced Monday that Covington County will soon receive a new ambulance as a result of his efforts. Brewer said the new ambulance was secured from funds received by the state under the Highway Safety Act of 1966. It will be based in Florala and will serve the en- tire southern section of the County. The Governor said local of- ficials informed him of the need for a new ambulance to serve the people of the Florala area, and that he instructed the State Office of Highway and Traffic Safety to secure the funds. The grant of 11,900 was approved last week. Said Brewer, ',Good medical care is one of the most press- ing needs we have in our smaller cities and rural areas, and am- bulance service is an essential part of that need. I am delight- ed that we were able to get this new ambulance for Coving- ton County. It will soon be delivered and in operation." The Governor pointed out that this is the second ambulance he has gotten for Covington County. The other is already In use in the Opp area. NEW NATIONAL GUARD ARMORIESIN FLORALA AND ANDY Governor Albert Brewer has announced that a new National Guard armory will soon be built in Andalusia. Governor Brewer said he expects con~ruction to start by the end of this year on the new facility, which will cost an estimated $281.000. The Governor said he has been notified of approval of the new building by the National Guard Bureau in Washington. The single unit masonrybuild- hag will provide a new homefor the Headquarters and Head- quarters Battery, First Batta- lion, llTth Artillery, comm~ ed by Capt. Max S. BowdoIn. Lt. Col Eric (3. Cafes, Jr. is Battalion commander. The armory will be built on a matching basis with 75~ fed- eral funds and 25~ state money. The building will contain 19,433 square feet of floor space and will be built on the same site as the present Andalusia armory. It is the seventh new armory to be built in Alabama i0 the past two years. It is also the second to be approved this year for Covington County. Governor Brewer announced recently that a new facility will be built in Florala this year, CONTINUED TO PAGE 8 .. LT. HOOTEN Hooten Awarded Silver Wings Second Lieutenant Thomas F. Hooten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Royce P. }tooten, South Third Street, Florala, has been awarded Uo S. Air Force silver pilot wings upon graduation at Williams AFB, Ariz. Lieutenant Hooten is bein~ assigned to Travis AFB, Calif., CONTINUED TO PAGE 8 . . PAXTON BOY SCOUTS awarded to the various patrols. Troop 708 was awarded two ribbons for partlclpaiion. Transportation for Camporee activities, was provided by Frank Mclntosh. Troop signs were painted by Mrs. Max Marsh and patrol flags were made by Mrs. John Cuddy. Re. turning Saturday evening, throughly drenched and very tired, the scouts enjoyed the Camporee very much. Future plans for the Troop include a one week summer camp in June. Scoutmaster John Cuddy is attending a seven week course In Scout Adult Leader.. ship Training held at Camp Robbins on Eglln Air Force Base, to aid in the training of *he boys. Troop 708, sponsored by the Faxton Rurltan Club, has two patrols, with eight members each. Those participating in the Camporee were Senior Patrol Leader Frank Sauls and the Pink Pelican Patrol, lead by Jimmy Marsh and Gary Lowery, with members Billy Pridgen, Mike Thomas, John Cuddy, Keith Schofleld, Duane Talbot and John Paul. The Buck Pa- trol is lead by Dennis Har- rison and Harold Talbot, who was unable to attend the Camp,. oree. The members are Dale McKtnney, Wilson Jordon, Brent Schofield, Lloyd and Randy Adams and Bobby Gllley. ,1 i{ 11 r~ !;i ri !i :i ,J i' :/ /'{ :1'1 i