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USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. RAMBLIN' CONTINUED FROM FRONT iS the fact t~at it is absolutely impossible to get a doctor to even attempt to get to them when the weather has been rainy and the only way a sick person can get out is by b~ trucks- a car cannot make it out during the kind of weather we have been having this winter and spring. I am not talking through my hat about this road. I have traveled this road back and forth for years. I traveled it before it was "gradedup" more than throe years ago making ready for black-topping and I have traveled it since it was "graded-up" and I know what those people are having to con- tend with. It has gotten to the place that something must be dor.v and it must be done im- mediately~ There is plenty rea- son for complaint. I would like to suggest that those who even sorta doubt what I am telling yon to travel through by that route and see for yourself. It is one of the most disgraceful things that people have even had to con- tend with in Covington County. Van Woodham, a hardwood artist whogained All-Sonth Ala- bama Conference rank as a senior, has signed a grant-in- aid to continue his basketball career with the Lurleen Wallace College in Andalusia. ARMORIES CONTINUED FROM FRONT wRh completion by late sum- mer. "The people of Andalusia have been waiting a long time for this new armory," Brewer said. 'q'm highly pleased to be able to announce today that it will soon be a reality. The Andalusia National Guard unit has a fine record of service, and they nertainly deserve this modern, adequate facility in which to train." FULL TIME CONTINUED FROM FRONT surfacing on Alabama J5 between Andalusia and Florela. Also included are Alabama 134 between Opp and the CoSec County line; Alabama 52in Opp; and U. S. 29 from the Escambia county line to Andalusia. Brewer also announced that he has ordered the Highway Department to start plans on construction of a bridge at Point A between River Falls and Gantt, a vital llnk in Covington County's highway system. And, he said work is ahead of sche- dule on the improvements on Alabama 55 from River Falls north to the Butler County line. He said the Highway Depart- ment will begin acquiring right- of-way this summer. The Governor also said he'll continue working to bring new jobs and new payrolls to Cov- ington County. 'qVe had 28,000 new jobs in Alabama last year, a new record," he said. '~512 of those new Jobs were right here in Covington County. And we're going to keep working at it." LAW , CONTINUED F~M F~NT toxication of drinking drivers charged with Driving While In- toxicated in Alabama. Testing starts immediately with the test results admissable in a court of law to support the drinking charge. Twenty - five breath - testing instruments and related sup- plies have been purchased for use in training operators at the Police Academy. The National Highway Safety Bureau is pro- riding an instrument for each sheriff's department and muni- cipality cooperating in the pro.. gram. Colonel Floyd H. Mann, Dl. rector of Public Safety, reveal- ed that Department figures in- dicate that fifty-two percent of all fatal accidents in Alabama involve drinking drivers. Ex- pressing satisfaction upon the successful imple~nentation of the law, the Director comment- ed that this is Alabama's ',Mo- ment of Truth" since reliable tests have proved conclusively that driver's blood alcohol le- vels have been shown to be directly associated with high- way deaths. 't is our aim to continue a program of training in cooperation with the Depart= ments of Health and Tcc~lcology until testing devices and opera- tors are available to every of- ricer in Alabama", concluded the Director. Other members of the Im- plied C~sent Committee are Richard O. Payson, Governor's Coordinator, Highway and Traf- fic Safety Committee and Doc- tor C. J. Rehling, State Toxt- cologtst The signing of Woodham to play with the Saints for the next two years was annonnced by Dr. William McWhorter, the college president, and Coach Bryant Steele, the Bloe and White c~mch. Woodham signed his athletic scholarship in the presence of his father, Donald Woodham, and his high school coach, Clay- ton Bryant, who was named the All-Conference mentor be- cause of the 1969-70 success of the Andy Bulldogs. Van was a 6-5 member of Andalusia's 1970 area champ Bulldogs. During the 1970 sea- son, he averaged 10 rebounds and 13.6 per game. His ability as a basketball player was recognized in his being selected as a member of the All-Area Team, the All- South Alabama Conference Team, and his being voted to all-star teams in tournaments staged in Enterprise and Anda- lusia. Coach Bryant Steele said Woodham will add needed heigh~ rebounding and scoring for the I.~rleen 13. Wallace State Junior College Saints. HOOTEN CONTINUED FROM FRONT for flying duty with the 84th Military Airlift Squadron, a unit of the l~tary Airlift Command which provides global airlift for U. S. military forces. He was commissioned in 1969 upon graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, "rex. A 1961 graduate of Covinglzm County High School, he earned a ]3. S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from Aubtwn (Ala.) University. The Phi Gam- ma Delta member has also studied at the University of Alabama. His wife, Emily, is the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Hager Jr., 1807 Seneca Road, Birmingham, Ala. EBB THOMAS, son of Sgt. and Mrs. Shelton H. Thomas of Fort Rucker, was recentlypro- meted to E-4 in Viet Nam as a combat medic with the let Cav. Div. Thomas took his basic train.. ing at Fort Benning, Georgia and medical training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is a 1968 graduate of Paxton High School. IN VIETNAM Army Private First Class Sam Bredberry Jr., 20, whose parents ~tve at 1909 W. Eighth Ave,, Floraia, was assigned as a combat engineer with the 1st Cavalry Division (Alrmobtle)ln Vietnam, February 23. - PERSONALS - Hewell Cuthrlell and son, Ronald, of Cldaboma City, Qkla. were called last week due to the death of his mint, Abbie Yates. NOW THAT FLORALA has the opportunity, actually has it, there is the bickering and bel- lowing. I have heard "State Park" for Lake Jackson the past 30 years and until now tt has never been actually within sight. Now we can have it, but will we ? There is the club house at the lake that needs all kinds of repairs but since it is for ~private clubs, Only'~ public funds WIU not be allowed even if the City of F1orala could afford it. There is a big question about the club house lethe ftrstplace. It was built with public ftmds years ago and if there ever comes a challenge that could be some big problems and what to some wonld be unhappy re- suits. Because it was built with public funds it is actually not the property of a few private clubs but is public property. I'm hoping Florala will be spared that tyPe conflict. Florela needs the community center that would come with the state park which conld be used by thOse clubs and also for the recreation of our young People which is so desperately needed in Floraia. we hear some of our citi- zens talk loud and long about Opp getting this wonderful set- up of a state park and we hear some say "but Florala never gets anything." Governow Brewer has prom- ised Florala this entire set-up and it will not cost the City of Floraia one cent. Will our mayor and council let this slip through our fingers for politi- cal reasons? WiN a few of us old women shout and bellow about a crippled clubhouse that young people are not allowed to even enter. And will we attempt to keep Florala from having something that all ages can enjoy when it does not cost us anything - when we do not have to have fish suppers and such to get enough money for it7 This money is set-up for state-parks and ff Florala does not now take advantage of this that money will go to some other town, for some other state park. Just what are we going to do? Are we going to allow some other town to get the money we have been offered here in Florala for selfish rea- sons? of a few past-middle- age individuals. No w o n d C r there Is such a ',generat/on gap.', Are we going to keep dragging our feet? I have traveled enough to know Just how wonderful a state park can be to a town. They are well cared for with con- stant caretakers on the Jot) all year round, and to Florala it conld mean a real asset. It could result that ProPetT in Floraia would become more valuable Just as it has done in many Florida areas. Lake Jackson is Floraia's redeeming feature and certainly we shonld take advantage of every opportunity that will ad~ interest to it. young people have a rea- son for calling us a 'qmnch of old biddies." Fm grateful they d~'t call us a "bunch of old cats." The way I see it US old folk ain't gonua be here many more years but these young folk are apt to be here a long time yet. Let us ngee to do some- thing or else shut up for all times. The Governor is not going to force progress o~ us. We have to want it. I could look at all this quitf different if the City of Floraia could afford to,do something about it. But do you knows if they conld these same "do- gooders" wonld hollow and yell bloody murder about the money they were throwing away. Pictured is little Meloney Sue Thomas as she celebrated her first birthday, March 21. A host of her little friends attended, the party with her. She was presented a large birthday cake by her grand- father, Lewis Leonard. Her fa- ther is Sergeant Marion M. Tho- mas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Thomas. of Paxton. The mother is Sue. Ellen Leonard Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Leonard. Birth Announcement Thomas Monroe Roberts m arrived March 25. The proud parents are Mr. and Mrs. Tho- mas M. Roberts H of Golson, Pa. The new arrival weighed nine pounds and thirteen ounces. Young Roberts is a grand- nephew to Mrs. Alma Johnson fo Florala. MRS. McFALL PROGRAM LEADER AT WSCS MEETING., MARCH 23 Eleven members of Circle I of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the First United Methodist Church met at the home of Mrs. Fleda Jeffcoat on Monday, March 23. Mrs. Annie Sue Cawthon was welcomed as a guest. Mrs. ]~ress McFall waspro- gram leader for this meeting. Her subject was ',Maryof Mag- daia", as taken from Eugenia Price's book "God Speaks tO Women Today", and based ou the biblical account of the life of this woman. Her report was prefaced by scripture and prayer given by Mrs. Ellen Bates. During the business session, the benevolent report for this month and a love offering were taken. Mrs. Bates announced that onr church will hold its revival the first week in May. The Rev. Gene Godell will be the leader. Mrs. Judy McDanlel announced that the WSCS annual conference will be held at Blue Lake on April 2 and 3. Mrs. Irma Grifflth will be our dele- gate and others will attend. Mrs. Jeffcoat served her guests chocolate fluff cake and coffee. She was assisted by her daughter, Mrs. Jerry Willette. MRS. LEE SHOWS LARGE EGGS LAID BY "PLAIN HEN" Mrs. Frankof Route 2, Laurel Hill brought two very large hen eggs to The Florala News last week. She said the eggs were laid every other day by "just a plain llttie old white hen." One of the hen eggs weighed 1/4 pound and then on Wed- nesday laid the champion of them all, an egg weighing seven and one-halfonnces. That day the poor hen couldn't get to her nest because of the heavy weight and layed the egg on the gronnd under the nest. Mrs. Lee said that the eggs always have a double yolk and she was sure this larger egg would have three yolks. Mr. and Mrs. Lee keep a number of hens bUt recently an animal of some kind got into their yard and destroyed several, leaving only te~ hens. Whites On Dean'S List Those students at the Uni- versity of Southern Mississippi for the winter quarter Dean's List have been announced by Gilbert Laugdon, registrar. Inclusion on this academic honor roll requires a grade point average of 3.25 (4.0 is all A's) on a minimum load of 15 quarter hours. Among those on the Dean's List are William Kyle Gautt, from Andalusia, Joan Frances White and Judy Louise White of Florala. - PERSONALS - Mrs. 11. L, Simmons Sam- son, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Sim- mons of Jacksonville, Florida and their son, Bob, of Eglln Air Force Base, visited in the home of Mrs. J. W. Snipes Sunday. Mrs. 1~oice Tyner and Mrs. J. W. Snipes attended the wedd- ing of Miss Frances l~omey to Mr. Edward Jackson Hinely Ill in Pensacola last Friday, March 27. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ptomey. Mrs. Ptomey is the former Norma Curenton, and is Mrs. Snipes' heine. ' Youth week services at Laurel Hill Baptist Church be- gan Wednesday night, March 18, with Charlene Locke who gave an interesting talk at the prayer meeting service. Sunday morn- leg services began with a youth in charge of each class and of- rice. The choir was really an in- splration to everyone. They sang a beautiful number "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands." Charlene Locke was pianist, and Debra Locke song leader. After tithes and offerings Syl- via Genghagan, Dianne Quails, Debra Locke accompanied by Charlene at the piano sang a beautiful number. Wyatle Wynn was in charge of annonncements and was lead deacon assisted by Jenny Car- ter, Terry Cadenhead, and Greg Mc Kenzie. The morning messages were given by two speakers, Charles Carroll, who spoke on '~od's World", followed by Steve Geo- hngan whose topic was '~Zouth~ Prove Yourselves Christ's Dis~, ciples". The hymn of decision was "Just As I Am". There were several rededications and two decisions for Christ. Sunday night services in- cluded a brief talk from Charles and Steve with a testimonial service for all. The response was wonderful. "We have wonderful services at Laurel Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Albert Locke as our pastor and we invite you to come worship with us and see how God moves in the hearts of the people in our small community", . said a member of tim church. This column of questions and answers on federal tax matters is provided by the local office of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and is published as a public service to taxpayers. The column answers questions most frequently asked by taxpayers. Q) If IRS has mailed you estimated tax forms, does that mean you are required to file one of these forms? A) You do not have to file an estimated tax declaration for 1970 unless you meet the requirements as explained in' the instructions that came with the estimated forms. Estimated tax forms have been sent to every taxpayer who filed an estimated return for 1969 as well as to those taxpayers who may have been liable for one because they had a balance due of $40 or more when they filed their 1968 return. The forms are identified with the taxpayer's name, address and Social Se- curity number just as they ap- pear in IRS files. Read the instructions care- fully and if you are required to file an estimated tax decla- ration, be sure to use the forms sent you. It will assure that your estimated tax pay- ments are properly credited to your account. Q) I just sent in my tax re- turn. What records should I keep? A) Keep the records you need to substantiate the in- come and deductions reported on your return. Cancelled checks, paid bills, Forms W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement) and 1099 (U.S. Information Return for Calendar Year), bank books and similar rec- ords in addition to a copy of the-return, will be helpful. Q) Will the amount my daughter receives from a col- lege scholarship affect my de- pe,dency claim for her? .A) No, amounts received from a scholarship for study at an educational institution do not have to be included in total support in determining whether the support test for dependents has been met. Q) My wife and I both re- ceived 1040 tax form packages in the mail because we were single in 1968. We want to file a joint return for 1969. Should we put both name labels on the return we file? A) No, use only your label since on joint returns the ac- count is primarily identified by the husband's Social Secur- ity number. You should insert your wife's first name and middle initial on your label and her Social Security num- ber in the space provided on the return. To make sure you are prop- erly credited for all withheld taxes and estimated tax pay- ments, if any, enter the name your wife used when she filed her 1968 return on the line under the address section of the form. Changes ill shduld be given here, Q) I still haven't my W-2. What A) Ask your about your W-2 law, employers are provide to their employees of January. Since is a Saturday, February 2, this Q) Does the is adopted make for dependency A) A legally is considered your plying the Q) Last year I return, and W-2 ured my tax for n~#. still do this with form? A) Yes, IRS the tax just as past if your $5,000 and subject to not more than dends, interest, held wages. This on the back of the you received in the Q) Our in some sessed the property~ the cost. Is this ex pen se ? A) No, fits that tend to value of property erally allowed as You may, amount of your the cost basis of LEDGER INDEXES TYPEWRITER A very fine ribbon particularly ~.~4@ mended lot Jeqal, commercial, and correspondence work. LEDGER SHEET FORMS ADDING MACHINE COLUMNAR RULED PADS GUIDES FOB VERTICAL FILES INDEX CARDS RULED EFFICIENCY RECEIPT FINGERTIP - MOISTENES .~peeds every S~Pp c~t i:~t!leHr]',~, mlSI3ey counti~lq' elc. ~t~inles~ ~., 1, ~ ]n,:i ~re:zsel~ss. PI~stl hinqed, sn~p-shut ]~d kJ DOODLE Dt~K PAD EFFICIENCY DOODLE OXFORD DRI-LABELS I ROL-LABEL$ Put up in a handy dispen-~'~-'--'---~ ] sing box containing 250 labels. Colors: White, Buff, Blue, Salmon, Cherry, Green, Canary, Manila. Office Seplly Depertmeet