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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 POSTMASTER ED DAVIS ATTENDS CONFERENCE IN BIRMINGHAM Postmaster Ed Davis has just returned from a three-day "Im- proved Postal Service" Con- ference held in Birmingham on April 10, 11, and 12, and di- rected by District Manager/ Postmaster Paul W. Barrett, his staff, and attended by 100 top postal officials of the State. The conference was kicked off by District Manager/Post- master Barrett on Wednesday, April 11, who issued instruc- tions on the structure and ob- jectives of the conference. The 100 postmasters were divided into 7 groups and following re- ceipt of the instructions each group gathered at separate meeting locations anddiscussed ways to improve service within their own post offices. The postmasters were instructed to bring these matters to light and to air their views in a straight- forward manner by "telling it like it is", and to recommend ways in which these problems could be corrected promptly. Group leaders then reported these problem areas and pro- posed corrective action to the sectional center manager/post- masters who in turn reported them to the District Manager and his staff. The ponsmasters then assem- bled with their sectional center manager/postmaster to develop action plans for service im- provement within theirown sec- tional centers. Postmaster Ed Davis said these "shirtsleeve" group ses- sions produced in his opinion invaluable constructive sugges- tions on ways to improve the postal service to the people of Alabama. He said he found the entire conference well or- ganized and stimulating. He said such conferences, the first of which was held in Washing- ton in February, by top pos- tal officials throughout the coun- try were designed to reach every postal official and all postmas- ters throughout the nation with the view toward improving mail service from recommendations developed at these conferences. Amateur Radio Operators Prove Valuable Service The Covington Amateur Ra- dio Club held their regular meeting Monday night, April 9. The Club meets on the se- cond and fourth Monday nights in the Civil Defense offices in the courthouse building. Plans were made for parti- cipating in the annual A. R. R. L. field day exercises to be held June 23 - 24. On these dates radio clubs set up short wave radio stations under emergency conditions in an open area and operate continuously for 24 hours on a simulated emergency basis. Amateur Radio opera- tors perform valuable service to the community by providing emergency communications during times of disasters when regular lines of communications are disabled. The value of this service has been demonstrated in recent months in various areas of the United States dur- ing flood disasters. Only re- cently, during the earthquake in South America, the first dis- tress call to the outside was made and received by Amateur Radio operators. National and international communications were provided for several days by "Hams" operating their radios around the clock. Several were present at the last meeting expressing an in- terest in amateur radio. Plans were discussed and made for beginning a class of instruc- tion in Morse code and basic rules and fundamentals re- quired in obtaining FCC licenses. This class will be- gin at the next meeting, which will be Monday night, April 23, at 7:30. Golden Gleams A pleasant face is a silent recommendation. -Publilius S~TUS. God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. -Shakespeare. The face is often only a smooth imposter. -Pierre Corneille. THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, APRIL WeightBY ALBERTAWatcherSGAMBLL C rnerI ner"Landscaping"Thewashme~e~ setti=Mrs" vawhenSkin-theTOpic At Blue Bell Garden Club Blue Bell Garden Club met THE ROBERTS AND PURVIS My[ What a class Monday night, with 5 new members, and 52 regular members, mak- ing a total of 57 present. The regular members lost 72 3/4pounds, making the grand total of 1,782 pounds toward our goal of 2,000 pounds by the let Monday, May 7 - three weeks to go. Don't you think that's worth celebrating? But watch Easter Sunday. Stay le- gal and let's make it. We had lots of fun with this week our quiz program, and it helped us to know our good food program better and we are expecting good results from it. We got off to a good start with our new 7:00 o'clock weigh-in time, and we think it will be be~er. Oh! we enjoyed a visitor from Virginia who is a weight watcher in her 4th week of maintance as co-hostess Mon- day night, and she shared with us some things about her class in Virginia. She is visiting with a new member from Crest- view. I thought by now I would have received Myrtle Boudan)s Shrimp Creole Gumbo recipe. She served it at the Seminar in Pensacola. It was delicious! Of course she will have to make it to fit our family and not 180people she served there. Look for it soon. Myrtle Boudan is the weight watcher Chef of South Alabama who gave up 150 pounds in this program. The amazing thing about it, she shows no wrinkles, aDd feels good. Can you believe it? Don't forget, 7:00 o'clock at the City School Library, Mon- day night and we hope to see 1-e-s-s of you. If' it was the fashion to go naked, the face would be hardly observed. -Mary Wortlet Montagu. ~ou Feel Livelier Word to the wise: Cross streets carefully to avoid that rundown feeling. -News, Dallas. Tuesday night. Mrs. Skinner called the meet- ing to order and the members read the Garden Club Creed in unison. The treasurer's report was given by Mrs. Mamie Cla- ry and the secretary report by Mrs. Howard Causey. Each member answered to roll call with the naming of a tree. Plans were discussed on the Flower Show to be held May 12. Committees were appointed to serve with other Garden Clubs for the show. Various committee chairmen gave reports after which Mrs. Letha Lindsey, program chair- man for the evening, introduced Mrs. Marion Mlckleson, guest speaker. A most interesting program on ',Landscaping" was beautifully given by Mrs. Mick- leson. The hostess, assisted by Mrs. Inez McCollugh, served delic- ious refreshments to the follow- ing: Mrs. Charles Stevenson, Mrs. Letha Lindsey, Mrs. Helen Robbins, Mrs. Joanne Geohagan, Mrs. Howard Cau- sey, Mrs. Mamie Clary, and Mrs. Nettle Hayes. MEET AT BLACKWATER PARK The Roberts and Purvis fa- milies met at Blackwater Park, Baker, Florida, Sunday, April 15. The family get-together served a dual purpose as Mr. Henry Roberts, age 62, cele- brated his birthday. Everyone brought a covered dish and especially~ Roberts' birthday milies represented Fort Gordon dale, Alabama, rida, Jay, Everyone lowship, and $1zrala SOUTh FIFTH STREET - FLORALA, AL LARRY K. WOODHAM ......PUBLIS~IER MERLE WOODH AM ......... SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT FLORALA, - SUBSCRIPTION RATES- Covington County, Alabama .......... Elsewhere in Alabama ................. Other States ........................ ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY Capt. and Mrs. James N. York attended the Alabama Na- tional Guard Convention held in Montgomery, Alabama this week-end. Mrs. York attended the Ladies Luncheon held at the of- ficers Club at MaxwelIA.F.B. on Saturday and later departed for the Governors Mansion for tea where they were greeted by Cornelia Wallace, the First Lady. The ladies were enter- tained by. the Lee High CaroL- lees, Governor and Mrs. Wallace were among the distinguished guests at the Banquet held on Saturday night in the Alabama Room of the Governors House Motel. BUY NOW AND ENJOY BOUNTIFUL BEDDING, SAVINGS TO DREAM ON, ON FAMOUS NAME SLEEP SETS. HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BUY FAMOUS NAME BEDDING NOW AND ENJOY SAVINGS TO DREAM ON. SGT. JOHN W. PETTY RECEIVES SECOND AIR MEDAL AWARD U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant John W. Petty Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Petty, 345 Pelham St., Anda- lusia, Ala., has received his second award of the Air Medal for participation in aerial flight in Southeast Asia. Sergeant Petty, a flight en- gineer, was cited for his out- standing airmanship and cour- age on missions completed under extremely hazardous con- ditions. He returned from the combat zone in October 1972 and was honored at McGuire AFB, N.J., where he now serves with a unit of the Military Airlift Command which provides global airlift for U. S. military forces. The sergeant is a 1959 gra- duate of Straughn High School. His wife, Hazel, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brand, Rt. 2, Wadley, Ala. BRONZE STAR MEDAL PRE SENT E D TO CECIL K. MEEKS U. S. Air Force Senior Mas- ter Sergeant Cecil K. Meeks, son of Mrs. Alzie Meeks, 202 Walker St., Opp, Ale., has re- ceived the Bronze Star Medal at Castle rAFB, Calif. Sergeant Meeks, an inventory management superintendent, was cited for his meritorious service during military opera- tions while on duty at Da Nang AB, Vietnam, from 1 December 1971 to 12 November 1972. He now serves at Castle with a unit of the Strategic Air Com- mand, America's nuclear deter- rent force of long range bom- bers and intercontinental bal- listic missiles. The sergeant, a veteran of 2~ years service, has also com- pleted a tour of duty in the Re- public of Korea. He graduated in 1946 from Samson (ALL.) High School. Sergeant Meeks' wife Carrie, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Shelton, 3841 Eigh- th Ave., Fort Worth. Tex. HARRY YOUNG ATTENDED ADC IN CALIFORNIA Air Force Master Sergeant Harry Young, whose wife, Sarah, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Kennedy of Route 2, Bak- er, was among key enlisted personnel who attended the Aerospace Defense Command (ADC) "First Sergeants Semi- nar" at Hamilton AFB, Calif., recently. Sergeant Young serves on the staff of the Air Force Clinic at Peterson Field, Colo. He and other first sergeants from ADC units throughout the Unit- ed States -- all of them gra- duates of the ADC Non-Com- missioned Officers Academy -- attended briefings and received specialized instructions de- signed to enhance their parti- cipation in organizational man- agement. The five-day program high- lighted such matters as social actions, Air Force information programs, counselling, cross- training and special services provided for Air Force per- sonnel. The sergeant is a graduate of Florala High School., ALICE R. DUNN NAMED TO LBWJC DEAN'S LIST Dr. Charles Viverette, Dean of Instruction at Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College, has announced that 41 students have been named to the Dean's List for the Winter quarter at the Andalusia college. In order to be selected for the Dean's List a student must have a "B" average on a mini- mum of 12 graded hours for the quarter. LBW students being recog- nized for their scholastic actli- evement during the Winter term include Alice R Dunn of Flor- ale. MEMEWA DISTRICT SCOUTS TO ATTEND CAMPOREE IN OPP Opp, Alabama is the destina- tion for Scouts of the Menewa District which includes all Troops in Coffee, Covington, and Geneva counties, to attend the Spring Camporee on Fri- day Itnd Saturday, May 4 and 5. There will be Scout Craft skill events for competition on the patrol basis which includes: log sawing, compass reading, flap-jack cooking contest, first- aid problems, knot tying relay, and fire by flint and steel. All scouts attending will re- ceive an attractive camporee patch. Individual patrols will receive ribbons based on points acquired in the scout craft skill events, plus the best over- all troop will receive special recognition. Philip Stanley, district camp- ing and activities chairman, states that Danny Donaldson of Opp is Camporee Chairman this year, and great fun is in store for scouts in participating in the camporee. Stanley has given an open invitation to all parents of scout an cub packs to visit the camporee on Saturday mor- ning for the scout craft events beginning at 9:00 A.M. MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERS .RY The Medical Association of the State of Alabama celebra- ted its 50th Anniversary at convention in Mobile, April II, 12, and 13. The State Auxil- iary was organized in Mobile in the Spring of 1923. The Past Presidents were honored at the luncheon on Thursday, April 12, at the Grand Hotel at Point Clear. Besides the favors of Pampons and No- -rell perfume, they were each presented a potted African Vio- let. Mrs. John Chanault of De- catur, Alabama, wore for the luncheon, the suit and hat she wore when inaugurated pre- sident in 1954- 1955. When introduced she stood, pulling at her skirt and said, "Girls I'm having a little difficulty at the waist. Mrs. J. F. Holley was one of the Past Presidents attend- ing. Her year of service was 1956 - 1957. She was a lady of incisive features bound in a stale parchment. SIMMONS 3 PC. KING-! SLUMBER SET WITH 5 PC. PACKAGE & Here's Everything You Need Stretch Out Comfort SIMMONS] Includes spacious innerspring mattress and 2 twin box springs, King-sized No-Iron Cotton Top Sheet, 'L;:Z-%'J22.g~;l.L::'" Bottom Sheet, 2 Pillow Cases, King-Sized Decorater Spread and Steel Bed Frame on Casters. After o few r ..,,,~.y-,.,%:., ~ sleep on a King Sized Set, you'll wonder how you slept on a too narrow bed. Treat yourself to 50% ' -0 u.~ i,.e~,. ~ .......... room! your friends will recognize your good judge ........... . ....... buying Simmons. They'll be amazed when they linens and frame were included in the low sale pricn. IT'S A KING-SIZED BARGAIN! 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Bixcmt tufted sofa Converts quickly into a full-sized comfortable bed for two to mok( your living room Into a guest CONVENIENT CREDIT FREE DELIVER Y I FURNITURE AND APPLIANCES FLORALA A PHONE 8- i