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- SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ;UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABLISHED IN 1900 L LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 102 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS |TH YEAR NUMBER 4 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1973 10c PER SINGLE COPY Past begun rolling pardons for :raen of Lockhart senten- prison. They ~1 by the first find more late in the 2, 1911 issue had article the calf- from the Boni- entitled Boys." Then, we older folk l's going to are will. Johnny Smith Named Cancer Society Chairman Johnny Smith, named Chair- man of the Covington County ~Qe unit of the American Cancer Society's 1973 educational and fund-raising Crusade which be- gan April 1, says to mark Sa- turday night, April 14, as "Ta- ken". Smith has scheduled an all- night gospel sing to be held at the new Florala National Guard Armory, located on the Samson highway for April 14. Make plans now to attend because some mighty fine groups are be- ing contacted to appear at this benefit sing. $1.00 donations will be accepted with all pro- ceeds going to the all impor- tant Cancer Fund. The 1973 Crusade, nationally, is under the chairmanship of Lawrence Welk, with Cousin Minnie Pearl serving as co- chairman, each of them highly , successful entertainers. it was According to Smith, the Can- so you will find cer Crusade theme for this way in these year is "We Want To Wipe Out THE NEWS Cancer In Your Lifetime", dozens of those which grows out of the great been invented advances science has made in And the le- recent years in combating can- cost the state cer with new drugs, more ad- , time and the vanced surgery, and radiation 'Pretty expert- treatment. Apparently the "Every dollar that is givento consibered a the American Cancer Society when my :have a car with sindows." If We "would be cut my mother nude body of a had been found the L&N depot helps support vital programs of public education, research and patient services," declares Mr. Smith. Your donations at the all- night gospel sing will help to meet these needs. COVINGTON CH APTER #441 TO ,EET THURSDAY NIGHT Covington Chapter #441 will hold its regular monthly meet- ing Thursday night, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend. AJA ER I C.A.N LEGION AUXILIARY #304 TO MEET American Legion Auxiliary #304 will hold a meeting Thurs- day night, 7:00 o'clock, at the Carver Community Center. As this is a most important meeting, members are urged to attend. PINKARD CHAPTER SCHEDULES W,E ETING SATURDAY NIGHT Pinkard Chapel OES will hold a meeting on Saturday, April 7 at Z:00 o'clock. Allmembers are asked to be present. "ripple of ex- telephone ex- 1rig a metalic to Samson. who we moving from Fla., had re- of "fine clan had L-day sing and Miss Lena Bay had been in the post Hill. printing de- Printed a tele- Manager the direc- that week. in Florala a car of Flor- as growing in the estaslishing a and doll rack. of another who was age. a report of of visitors to sixty-five and one-half Flournoy has the fact that finally de- ,noes and his co- 1ruder the usual ZOod behaving, about the Mr. Harlen BOYS from the Bon- should be officials and I 16 years on the streets except for a If Bonifay Parents could ;Parents never ! to say, some to care. oforp- that the law in as much don't seem to in their wel- reason under Should be al- streets until learning all ," has invented ting flies. eadly wea- IEWS opening at to be aus- TO PAGE 6 ... SMITH i .... The old Elec Early place, now owned by Martell Johnson, burned to the ground Sunday night, about 10:00 o'clock. It was not occupied at the time, but was one of the old, old home places of this area. It has been determined that the fire was an arson case. It is under investigation by the Walton County Sheriff's Depart- ment. Farmers in the area who were up looking after'pigs that were being born saw a car leave the scene, traveling toward Lock- hart without light for about I/4 to '* "" mil~. MRS. EYAMS LIONS BENEFICIAL TO SCOUTING IN FLORALA AREA Forty per cent of the Lions Clubs in the United States spon- sor a Boy Scout troop, Bill Sawyer told the Florala Lions Club Tuesday night with 100% of their membership present. Sawyer, Executive Director of the Alabama-Florida Boy Scout Council of Oothan, also an 18-year veteran of profes- sional scouting, outlined, in general, the great community service provided to the young KAY EVANS LISTED AMONG COLLEGE'S WHO'S WHO Kay Evans, senior at Samford University in Birmingham was selected to be listed in WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICAN STU- DENT LEADERS. This publi- cation recognizes, on a national level studentswho have achieved leadership positions on their college campuses. Mrs. Evans was selected for being President of Lambda Kappa Sigma, a professional sorority for women in phar- macy. She was also recently CONTINUED TO PAGE 7 CONTINUED TO PAGE 7 i i MASONIC COMMITTEE MEETING The first meeting of the June 24th Masonic Celebration Com- mittee was held Tuesday night March 27, at the Masonic Lodge Hall with Chairman Vernon Rob- bins presiding. The following appointments were made: Over-all chairman, Vernon Robbins; co-chairman, Lamar Mitchell ; Treasurers, Edgar Kyser and Lamar Mitchell; Beauty Contest Chair- men, Betty Kyser and Charles sweatt; Program Committee, James Peters, and Birdie Ad- ams; Activities Committee, Jess Willette; Publicity, Frances Chance, Mable Kilpat- The Florala Wildcats began the long road to the 1973 Foot- ball State Playoff last Satur- day night in the Luverne Spring Training Jamboree. Falling victim in the contest were the 3A Greenville Tigers, who were utterly destroyed by the fired up 'Cats. The final count of 20-0 was indicative of Flor- ala's domination of the game. in the first match of the rick, Esther Paul, and Chick ~ .... Hutcheson; Exhibits, Marion ~,~ Causey, and Hugh Hinson; car- ~ nival grounds, John D. Adams. The big day has been set for ~ Saturday, June 30, since the ~ Z4th falls on Sunday this year. ,~..,:~" ~,: The Masonic Lodge will not ~ be responsible for any purchase unless the order has been issued ~ !~, The next meeting of the com- mittee will be held 0n Tues- L day night, April 10, 7:30 at the Masonic Lodge, and each Tuesday thereafter. Everyone, young and old, is urged to attend and participate in the planning of this year's celebration. After all, anything worth celebrating for 103.con- secutive, years, is certainly worth your support. Join the masons of Masonic Lodge #685 F&AM, businessmen, and in- terested citizens in making this ~he biggest and best celebration ever. HIEFSS DISTRICT MEETING HELD IN ANDALUSIA The South Central HIEFSS District Meeting was held at Andalusia on March 19, 1973. There were ten members, re- presenting nine different hos- pitals and nursing homes pre- sent. The meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. Grace Walker from the Enter- prise Hospital and Nursing Home. After the roll call, and a short business meeting, the program was turned over to Mrs. Lillian Strickland, from the Florala Memorial Hospital, .who spoke on the Dietary Man- agement of Hyperlipoproti- enema. She discussed the five different types of these diets, their proper usage, and theim- portance of keeping up with the latest developments i~ this field. The meeting adjourned, with plans for the next meeting to be at the Andalusia Hospital in May. COVINGTON COUNTY SPELLING BEE TO BE IN OPP The annual Covington County Spelling Bee Contest will be held at Opp Middle School, April 17, at 9:30 a.m. School winners participating in the contest are from Church Street in Andalusia, East Three Notch in Andalusia, Andalusia Middle School, South Highlands Elementary in Opp, Opp Middle Schobl, Pleasant Home, Red Level, Straoglm, Blue Springs, Fletta, W. S. Harlan in Lock- hart, and Sanford. Parents and other interested persons are invited to attend. GONE ARE THE DAYS OF THE *~IITCHING POST" in the City of Florala, at least, that is what The Florala News photo.. grapher ought until we walked out the back door of the news office to find this scene at Florala Milling Company, John Sorol~ms~ a resident of RFD ~, Laurel KtB, Florida (in Walton County about 4 miles from Florala) for the past 33 years, is still hanging on to his mule and wagon from days of old. '~he comes in pretty handy, too, since I sold my truck", says SA@ ALIFE SUPPORT THE BLOOD MOBILE e rainy evening, Wicksburg scored an amazing upset over Luverne 6-0. Then the Wild- cats, captained by Be Caraway and "Bull" Gundrum, charged onto the field to meet physically bigger Greenville for one half of play. The Tigers took the ball to open the game and were promptly faced with a fourth and one situation. Confront- ed with this early test, the Flo- rain defense rose to the occa- sion to bolt Greenville's back in his tracks. Taking over pos- ession of the football, Florala moved down the field at five and ten yards a crack, as ace ball-carriers Melvin Matthews and Alford Whitaker bulled over and eluded would-be tacklers with dazzling power and quick- ness. Then, crossing up Tiger defenders, Caraway took off on SHOWN HEAD TO HEAD ARE THE TWO NEW GARBAGE PICK-UP TRUCKS to be put to work in Covington County this week, picking up garbage on a county-wide basis for the first time. The trucks, operated by RAS Sanitation, will cover all rural parts of Covington County on a weekly schedule. The pick-up is one ot three alternatives offered local residents in the disposal of gar- bnge and trash. Other alternatives are burying it themselves or hauling it to appropriate dumps in Andalusia or Opp. Would you like to help save a life: This opportunity is yours when you are a donor during the Red Cross Blood- mobile visits in Covington County. During the last fis- cal year 697 units of blood were drawn during the opera- tions in Andalusia, Florala, and Opp. This was only 56% of the assigned quota and more blood was distributed to the four hospitals in Covington County than was collected through the cooperation of the Mobile Regional Red Cross Blood Center. Many people are interested in First Aid Training. During the year ending June 30, 1972, 309 people were awarded Red Cross First Aid Certificates. The last class in First Aid was conducted by Lamar Moore and Mrs. Faye B. Faulk for students in Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College in January and February 1973. Pare Boothe, Rex Butler, Patti Con- ley, Jean Cook, Kenneth Curry, Brenda Danghtry, Brenda Daup- hin, Marilyn Holmes, Rhonda Holmes, Ray Johnson, McKinley Johnson, Larry Larkins, IV, Joan Hallvfield, Sue Patterson, Teresa Patterson, Michael Pickron, L)mette Pierce, John R. Stroud, Ronnie Smith, Johnny Syler, Jeff Tillman, Debbie Wasden, and Eddie White earned Standard First Aid Certificates CONTt NUED TO PAGE Mr. $crogglns. He and "ole Pearl" have posed for photographers from as far as Cklahoma and New York. He had driven in to town Monday to pick up some feed for the farm animals. For 27 years, Mr. Soroggins was employed with Jackson Lumber Company of Lonkhart. With the shortage c~ gasoline, increase in meat prices, etc., we may all be clamoring for a mule 'n wagon and a place "down on the farm." What a life... NEWS OF INTEREST - By Merle 'oodham Resident State Trooper Assigned To Florala GOOD NEWS, FOR A CHANGE. CAPTAIN W. W. JEFFERIES AND SGT. J. T. SMELLEY, Evergreen District, stopped by the office Monday to i~orm me that Florala will be assigned a re- sident State Trooper as of Wednesday, April 4. He is Gerald R. Parsons of Montgomery, Alabama. Capt. Jefferies says that all fhe reports they nave had on this young man have been excellent and that we, in Florala, are fortunate to have such a young man assigned specifically to our area. Captain Jefferies wasn't sure, but he thinks Trooper Parsons is married, and willbe needingpossibly atwo or three bedroom house in the very near future. So, if you know of a good place, call and advise me of such. I promised to help find him a place to live. This is the second visit Captain Jefferies has paid me in the past several weeks. The last time he visited, it was to unrnffle my feathers following a rather strong plea for the public to let the Wallace administration know that we, in thn Flornla-Lockhart area, were as deserving as anyone to have a State Trooper assigned here. The State Department of Public Safety has now honored your request, and we are grateful. The good Captain is an excellent trouble shooter. I felt a lot better ~ter he explained how we, in Covington county, had four State Troopers, not counting Trooper Byron Ziglar and there were some counties with only one. Well, as you know, Ziglar moved to Clark County where they had only one man whose duties R was to cover part of Washington County, also. I was convinced that the folk over in Jackson, Alabama really did need Ziglar worse than we did, and didn't comment further. Of course, the size of the Captain didn't have anything to do with it. He stands about 6' 4~', weighing 250 or more. At the time, Trooper Jefferies explained that State TrooPers K. M. Lassiter and Hubert Anderson of Opp, and Conrad Fowler and Robert Harrell of Andalusia would keep Florala well patrolnd during the time we did not have a regular trooper and that they would assign us another, a family man, just as soon as possible. Well, he was as good as his word, and I know all of you Join me in thanking Captain Jefferles and all those responsible for their consideration. Too, the Captain told me that any time at all we needed help in Florala that he was a close as the telephone. I just hope that ~ery~ runs smooth here and we don't ever have to make that call. l really did appreciate Capt. Jefferies and Sgt. Smelleys visit on Monday and look forward to seeing them again. They will find, If they don't know already, that an informed public is a happier one... As soon as Trooper Parsons is settled, we will introduce him with a picture and a more detailed report. his famous bootleg for twenty yards deep into enemy ter- ritory. Matthews dived over from three yards out moments later to give Florala a 6-0 lead only minutes into the game. Again the Cat defense stymied GreenVille, forcing a punt, and the Florala "green machine" began its second drive. Once more the all-star setbacks grinded out gulps of yardage, as Whitaker raced outside with quick pitches and Mathews blasted through the middle on power plays. Again break- ing the pattern, Caraway caught Greenville off guard on a pass to Sylvester Owens. Pass in- terference was called on the de- fender, and the crafty quarter- back took it in himself a few plays later on a one yard sneak. Jo Ed Rasberry added the extra point, booting the ball through tbe uprights for a 13-0 advan- tage. Shortly afterwards, Flo- rala fell on a Greenville fum- ble as the quarter ended, and the mighty Wildcats took a com- fortable lead into the dressing room at the break. The second twelve minutes began with a Florala drive stal- ling on fourth down, after mov- ing across the fifty, but Green- ville was again shut down and punted it back. Thus the Cats began their third touchdown march, as "Frogman" Whit- aker sprinted for twenty yards. Not to be outdone, "Big M" Matthews also raced to a twenty-yard pickup on the fol- lowing play, but the gain was nullified by a penalty. Angered by this restriction to his drive, Caraway reached into his arse- nal of tricks and came up with his favorite weapon, which he unleashed on the very next play. Of course, it was that awesome bomb to Robert James, who hauled it in at the ten for a forty yard advancement. Still not satisfied, Be then cleaned up by hitting Robe on a down and out tn the end zone for the score. Again Rasberry tacked on the PAT to make it 20-0. Green- duce a threat, and Florala'sse- cond unit offense spent most of the remaining few minutes in control of the ball. One of the most fantastic sta- tistics of thn game was the fact that Florala's offensive star- ters scored three of the four times they had the ball. On the night, QB Caraway was two of five in the air for fifty yards with a wet ball. He also ac- counted for two TB's. Running backs Matthews and Whitaker performed incredibly, as each averaged almost ten yards a carry, as this was perhaps their best show in any one half of ac- tion. In what was probably the best news of the night, Whitaker CONTINUED TO PAGE 7 JOHN LENNING, BILLY GRAHAM STAFF HEADS CRUSADE YOU KNOW, JULIETTE HUGHES is a remarkable woman. Pve been knowing her for about 25 years, and I don't ever remember seeing her when she wasn't happy. I love happy people. And, the reason Juliette is happy, is because she is bUsy, trying to get things done. She is usually pretty successful, too. How can you refuse doing little things for someone who does so much. One of her pet projects, other than the Florala Memorial Lib- rary, is the care of the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. The cemetery was a shambles following the heavy snow and who else, besides Juliette, would spend four days~ staying right on the heels of thr~ other workers, seeing that the clean-up Job was done, and done right? I don't know of anyone else who would do that for pay, even, and Miss Juliette gives of her time and talent, freely. She said that she overheard one of the workers saying, "Does that woman stay out here all the time?" The other , I, one remarked, ~e sho does. ~liette has laarned, like the rest of us, that about the only way you can get anything done anymore = ts stay with 'era. CONTINUED TO PAGE 7 On March 19, 20, 21, a ma- jor step in planning for the South Alabama Crusade For Christ, which is to be held on October 14 - 21, took place. John Lenning, of the Billy Graham team, conducted a three day training session for the twelve working committees. Lenning arrived in Andalusia, Sunday evening, March 16, and met with the committee chair- men at a breakfast held at the Gables Hotel Monday morning. A full schedule of committee training took place Monday through Wednesday. The com- mittee chairmen had already been selected. All areas of Covington County are repre- sented in the executive com- mittee. The executive chairman is the Reverend Cushing, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Andalusia; C. L. Kirkpatrick, Kirk's Funeral Home, willhan- dle arrangements; Shelby Searcy, Andalusia City Board of Education, Publicity; Mayor Chalmers Bryant, usher chair- man; Mrs. Mike Maddox, An- dalusia, visitation chairman; the Rev. Reggie Quimby, youth; the Rev. J. R. Ballesteros, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Andalusia, prayer; Fred Rhinebardt, Alatex exe- I, II Tri-Cities Rescue Squad Report E.E. Anthony, Jr., President, Commercial Bank, finance THE ~I~CITY RESCUE SQUAD, during the weekcommittee; the Rev. Jake Phil- 3-27-73 to 4-2-73, answered 8 calls, traveled 535 lips, Associational Missionary, miles, using 54 man hours, follow-up committee; Ray Bur- mm ~ 1 ~ OONTINUED TO PAGE 7