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I U ˘ ALLTOWNPAPERS.,NC. ALL CONTENT COPYR,GHTED. ALL R,GHTS RESERVED. " "' THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY APRIL CT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT• REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED• ' "• ,i :" ' , NEW BETA CLUB MEMBERS are shown. Seatbd are, left, to right, Sharon Thompson, Cheryl Cox, Wanda Mitchell, and Debbie Mitchell. Standir~ are Hamp Tew, Beratta Gomtllion, Robin Townsend, Larry Hamilton, Darlene Brooks, Jorrie Jackson, Heonna Todd, and Lyn~a Cassady. The Beta Club has begun its search for new members. Cer- tain Beta members and their sponsor have been averaging semester grades for the 71-72 school sessions. Those eligible for invitation include Sophmores, Juniors, and Seniors who maintain an overall academic average of 80 or above. Each eligible student's name is then submitted to every teacher on the faculty for a chara.cter analysis. All stu- dents passing the critical eyes of the faculty are invited to become members of the Beta Club. This invitation can, of course, be accepted or rejected by the student. A private induction service will be held to welcome all those accepting the invitation. # B-r-r-ring!!! (Oh! thatdarn- ed alarm clock!) What's wrong with this contraption clock?! I better take a glance at the ca- lendar. Heh, just as I thought; it's April 7th, a glorious Satur- day morning, but 5:30 in the morning![ I thought something was wrong with the clock. I better go back to bed and get my beauty sleep! Hey,wait a minute, what's the fine print under the 7 on the calendar, S-t-a-t-el!! State, wonder why with a pipe, but isn't he nice?" Finally at the bus and no one smiling. "You made straight 2's in concert and sight-read- ing." "Are you hungry?" "O'Kay on to Bonanza!" "I want a #2, -- uh --#1, -- uh #5." "Um -delicious!!![ I don't have any room for my steak after eating my desert!" "Hey, let's go to the mall." "Alright, the bus will pick up FHS ASSEMBLY On Tuesday, April 10, an as- sembly was held during third period. Our entertainer was Paul Helms who has had ex- perience on radio and televi- sion. He sang folk songs and told jokes, but his biggest hits were some "Bear" stories that brought a big response from all Auburn and Alabama fans. He also did some fantastic imper- sonations of Walter Brennan and Dennis Weaver as Chester of Gunsmoke. We enjoyed the whole program and wish him good luck. I put that there? I know that Alabama is the state that I live in. Oh my gosh] Today is the day the band goes to Tusca- loose for our State Ratings! I better hurry, let's see I've got to pack, roll my hair, brush my teeth, and ..... un-first- things-first; I better settle my nerves down and wake up! WHEW -- 6:30, I'm finished and not a minute too soon be- cause there's my ride. "Hi! How is everybody this morning, huh-hope you don't mind, but could someone bring my foot locker of clothes from the house. On second thought it might take three to carry it." Finally at the band hall. -- Mr. A. hollers "Is everybody here? O.K. now, let me go over a few things with you first. EVERYONE check your uni- groups twice, once at 7:30 and ........ them at 9:30; and anybody that misses the 9:30 run Pewv'' ..... " ..... • i At the mall. "Let's go to loyland." (That was Thalonand Tim) "Urn -- 1 love their ice- cream." 9:30 at the hotel everybody ready to play games or pre- paring a surprise birthday party for Kathy. By lh00 P.M. everyone bush- ed and ready for bed (That is except a few) 7:00 AM. Sunday morning. "Get up, dress, eat break- fast, pack, and then load." While enroute to Morrison's in Montgomery: "Hey, Wilbur what's on the tape?" "Shut-up Wandal Robert Rol- lins, Gary Bradley, Mike form, second -- What is it Hughes, and Gary Corbitt re- Dennis? -- No, I don't have an corded me while talking in my extra bow tie -- now where did sleep." I get on my list -- Yes, Terry? "Can I hear it?" -- No, I don't have an extra "No it's terrible! Every bit left white sock!!! Will some- of it is about Romona!" body please help theseguysout? "Wilbur! shameonyoul(That FIELD DAY On April 27, FHS, will have its second annual field day. Group games, such as volley- ball and softball will be played :i by grade levels. E[tch level ! is trying to win enough points to make their grade level the overall winner. Sophomores were the winners last year, so this year the Juniors are out to ~et it again. After lunch, individual evefits, such as bicycling, track, table tennis, and horseshoes will be played. We wish everyone the best of luck!!!! SECOND ANNUAL PASSION PLAY TO BE PRESENTED Andalusia's second annual Passion Play, a pageant depict- ing the last days of Christ on I guess you've all heardabout Earth, is scheduled for Good the mock elections being held Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. on here at good old FHS. Yes, Sixth Avenue, beside the First well, I'm here to solicite your Methodist Church. It is one of vote for me, your local poll- the few Passion Plays presented tician, Sadie Student. My cam- in Alabama. paign headquarters is located Dr. Dan C. Whitsett, pastor at the coke machines in the of F. U. M. C., and Mrs. Betty main hall, and any time I'm Baldwin are coordinators of the there, during my politicing Easter-season event• hours - 10:00 to 10:15, I'll be Director of the pageant this happy to give out autographs, year is Dick Jones, instructor If elected, 1 promiseto short- of drama at Lurleen B. Wallace en the school day to four hours, State Junior College. Director lengthen recess by 3 1/2 hours, of the music is Mrs. Julie Mit- abolish the lunchroom, install chell, instructor in music at a MacDonalds across the street, Lurleen. give out free Boonesfarm on all The pageant will be narrated holidays, put a door on the by Seth Hammett, announcer teachers' lounge that locks from at WAAO radio station and exe- the outside, and boycott the cutive secretary of the An- grading system. Other changes around school will include: the teachers, a new drivers' ed. car (1973 Corvett), and re- furnished classrooms with re- clining desks. For my competition: Run- ning on the foreign ticket is the Jap, Death Harrison, who I'm not really woried about; she lost all of her votes when she sang over the intercom. Running as the donkey on the Democratic party is Slim Wil- lis. He knows all the answers, since he only allows his staff to ask him questions. Dill (Rock) Rodwell is running for the Republican party. He gets his nickname "Rock" because he's made up of inorganic mat- ter. To prove this point, what other kid do you see running around the school with an Au- burn sweatshirt on yellin~ "I'm on the 'elephants' party"? To those interested in run- ning for President in the fu- ture (You too, George Wallace), this is just my beginning. First FHS, then USA! O.K. load your luggage and in- struments o n t h e b u s QUIETLY!" Just a few hours later down the road outside of Montgomery: "Hey, Ginger what's wrong?" "Move out of the way I've got to get to the little room on the right side!" Finally in Tuscatoosa: "Is that our hotel?" "I always liked Holiday Inns." "1 wonder IF the girls are in seeing distance from our rooms; I always liked KEEPING AN EYE ON THEM." "I hope our rooms face the pool so we can watch the good- looking guys." "1 hope you're not talking about our boys' because if you are, we can see them anytime in Floralal" "All right everyone get your uniform on, we just have a few minutes till it's time to be in the warm-up room. While in the warm-up room to the auditorium. "Play yourBb, Ab, and Db concert scales, tune as you PICTURED are Salutorian Terry Hamilton and Valedictorian Bill Rodwell of the 1973 FHS graduating class pon:lerlng what to say Juno I. i i NEWS NOTES Beautiful girl of Florala High School competed for the titles of Miss Florala and Jr. Miss Florala last Saturday night. The Miss Florala contestants pre- sented a broad selection of ta- was Romona!. lents ranging from singing to "Hey, there's Morrison's!" "Urn -- this is delicious!" dancing to playing the piano. "How much did you tip the The stage was beautifully de- waiters?" corated by FHA members. "I'm finished, let's go to-the bus." Three of Mr. Odom's classes "Wanda, could you, Evelyn, participated in a "Mock Elec- Sharon, and Robert exchange tion" last week. Each "party" with the seventh graders, sothey presented candidates for Pre- can ride on the bus." sident, Governor, and Mayor. Mr. A• let's take the inter- Debates were held, free re- state home, so we can beat the freshments were served, and bus home•" posters and banners were cir- "Mrs. A. don't you think that Mr. A. would look good in purple?" "Hey, where have you been Mr. A., the bus has been here 20 minutes?" "WHEW, I have saddle sores from riding!" "Uh -- I forgot my phone number•" - "Hey, morn l'm at the band culated through the halls of FHS. The election was held Monday. All participants did a very good job. dured this grueling, constant hard work in both varsity sports were : Larry Hamilton, Ro- bert James, Be Caraway, and Melvin Matthews. Joining Be and Robe in both for the up- coming seasons' will be Syl- rester and Jeffery Owens,. Car- nell James, Mike Welch, John Albert Matthews, and Gregory Burke. With these players get- ting only a week break between their exchange of athletic func- FHS SPORTS SCENE By Bill Rodwell hall, please hurry and i)ick me Can you believe it? Bas- up. Yes, it was a nice trip, ketball is back on the scene well I don't know.., at FHS! Where football spring tions, is it any wonder that we don't ~lave a baseball team? "Get off the phone!" training left off, basketball "1 can't wait till next year!" spring training has begun. Af- "Me either!'~ ter a few weeks of daily after- dalusia Chamber of Commerce. The cast includes Drew Cook, Andalusia student, as Jesus: J. R. Ballesteros, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Andalusia, as the voice of Je- sus; Mrs. J. R. Ballesteros as, Mary, the mother of Jesus; Cliff Brabham, principal of Church Street Elementary School, as Caiaphas; Julian Studstill, ac- countant, as Pilate; Mrs. Bob Dupree as Pilate's wife; Merrily Taylor, college student, as Mary Magdalene; Mrs. Taylor Wil- liams, the former Jan Young, as Martha; Mrs. Sydney Fuller, as Mary, the sister of Martha; Mark Gibson, supervisor at Mc- Williams Power Plant, as St. Peter; Dr. John Estep, local M. D., as Matthew; Leroy Pip- kin, history professor at Lur- leen, as Simon the Zealot; Bob Morris, WCTA radio announcer, as Thomas; James Pogue, An- dalusia student, as Jude; W. G. Patterson, Alabama conserva- tionist, as Bartholomew; Ervin Dailey, Methodist minister, as James; Richard Crossett, fo- rester, as John; Ward Fisher, executive at Alatex, as Phillip; David Nix, student at the high school, as James the Less; Way- !on Peevy, engineer at Alatex, as Andrew; and Jay Scherf, exe- cutive at Alatex, as Judas. The soldiers will be played by Andalusia students Johnny Curable, Tim McWhorter, and Randy Pebworth. The two thieves on the crosses will be played by stu- dents Ralph Matthews and Tommy Thompson. Lesa and Richard Crossett of the Andalusia Middle School will play the pages. Dozens of others will parti- cipate in the crowd scene and the Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist Church will serve as the pageant choir, singing music from DeBois' "Seven Last Words of Christ". The pageant will include the following scenes: the trium- phal entry on Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemene, the trial of Jesus, and the crucifixion. The pageant will last appro- ximately one hour and the pub- lic is invited Plans were begun for this year's pageant in February. Last year Wesley Bostick, minister of music at F. U. M. C., orl'ginated the pageant. DID YOU KNOW? EUFAULA'S PRINCESS VISITS DICKINSON IN WASHINGTON Alabama's Cherry Blossom Princess, 21-year-old Vickie Pappas of Eufaula was in Wash- ington last week for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. She was escorted to several functions by Alabama's Second .... That it's the time of year District Congressman William for playing softball?' L. "Bill" Dickinson. Dickinson .... That after June 1 F. H.S. represents the district Vickie will no longerhaveanyis from. Seniors?' Congressman Dickinson said, .... That two is a couple and "It was a real pleasure to have three is a crowd? (Right Ann Vickie in Washington. She did Jones?) an outstanding job of represent- .... That what goes up has got ing Alabama. I understand that to come down? she liked Washington so much .... That Kung Fu is his game that she plans to return to work and Caine is his name? in Washington after graduation. .... That F. H. S. has a tea- Vickie is the daughter of Mr. chef who actually thinks he and Mrs. ChristiePappasofEu- knows Kung Fu? (namely) faula. She is the oldest of .... That everything is every- five children and is a senior thing and nothing is.nothing?' at Auburn University and is .... That there is nothing wrong majoring in music. with being in love? .... That F. H. S. had an out- play. Don't get scared! There's Finally it all fades out. The noon practices, Coach Odom standing Basketball Season? i,~::~ nothing to be frightened about, FHS Band would like to express will have his highly acclaimed .... That Coke is the real ~':':~:;~!mu know the music well. O.K. their appreciation for yoursup- 73-74 cagers working off and thine? )~ let's go!" "Boy, Mr. A must be scared, : he keeps hollering so we can't hear:his knees knocking." i :/'WHEW! I'm glad that's over! I messed up my solo, my sound was shaky." "Everyone, follow me to the ~ •sight-reading room!" 6~ • ...Hey, look 'at our judge. He port that made this trip pos- on until football practice re- sible. We would like to see sumes in mid-July. As the everyone at our annual spring 73 grid year closes out, the concert on May llth. See you roundball season picks up, with there! the Cats opening in a Tip-Off Tournament in Samson. Short- ly after basketball ends, the annlil cycle begins again, as football spring training returns. Among those versatile athletes who, during the past year, en- .... That there's one person at F. H. S. who know all there is to know about sunflower seeds? (Right, Larry Hamilton) .... That the truth lies behind every lie? .... That the reality of a dream happens when it comes true? That there are a lot of things that you actually don't know? "Being a music major," Vickie .said, "the thing I en- joyed most about the trip was the U. S Army's annual mili- tary ratio, "Spirit of America." The "Spirit of America" is a two-hour pageant held at Fort Myer, home of the Army's "Old Guard", and traces our Nation's military heritage and develop- ment through music, precision drill and historical tableaus. Vickie's overall impression of her visit -- "It was one glo- rious week. I really loved it." ~! looks like a puppy in the face ttux'C~. SL;uFIe,~.U, oz i~mreua, watts zor tlts mrn at bat for the Saints of Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College, A fine defensive player, Scofleld Is also adding hits to the team record which is bringing state-wide recognition to LBW. In the recent standings released by the Alabama Junior College Baseball Con- ference, LBW ranked No. 1 in the state in team hitting. A graduate of Florala High School, Scofleld is an Air Force veteran. A business administration major at LBW, he is the son of W. A. Scofield, of Florala. LBWJC Moves To No. 1 Hitting Team In State In the latest standings re- leased by the Alabama Junior College Baseball Conference, the hard hitting Saints of Lur- leen B. Wallace State Junior College moved up to the num- ber one spot state-wide in team hitting. This first place stand- ing puts LBW ahead of all the junior colleges in the Alabama conference. The state junior college con- ference is made up of teams for Marion institute, Alabama Christian College and thirteen of the state junior colleges. The conference includes the larger schools such as Jeffer- son State Junior College in Birmingham, Gadsden State Junior College and a number of others, along with most of the smaller state junior colleges. The Saints broke another re- cord in the recent standings with three LBW pitchers listed among the state's top ten pit- chers. No other junior college in Alabama had this many pic- chefs in the top ten. Dwight Dillard was close to the top in third place, while Jeff Tillman ranked seventh and Kenny Curry tenth. LBW's Eddie Drake placed fifth among the top ten hitters in the state-wide conference. In addition, Drake and Tillman tied for sixth place in the top ten for RBI leaders. Each week the conference releases the standings in team hitting, top ten pitchers, hitters, and RBI leaders. LBW was well represented in all four categories. The Saints are coached by Ottis Griggs and student coach Charles Johnson, of Opp. Security. News Starting July 1, people q over who haven't been get Medicare hos before be eligible can apply according to Vernon rick, social security Andalusia• "Previously, to get hospital insurance, 65 or over and either for social security have a certain amount security work credit rick said. "Under mendments to the Security Law, 61 who were not eli now purchase Medicaret insurance protection• this protection, however, must also sign up for the cal insurance part of care." "This new provision signed to extend hos surance coverage to or over who have little work credit under curry and are unable comparable insurance private companies." said. The initial premium pital insurance will be • month puls $6.30 a medical insurance• ,'The tection will begin July for people who sign June I, " Kilpatrick "This year, you up as late as August said. "If you delay 31, though, coverage gin later. If you August 31, you can the first 3 months of Medicare hospital helps pay for hospital many related expenses. The medical insuranc of Medicare helps pay bills and other medical not covered by the hospi surance. It is funded dividual premiums and ral revenues. For people who after June I, who are wise eligible for hos surance, there is month period to apply the hospital and surance parts of "You can apply months before you're month of your 65th or the 3 months But you must apply months before you're coverage beginning month you become rick said. DUMPING OF REFUSE CAUSES HEALTH PROBLEMS Many public health problems are created by the indiscrimi- nate dumping of refuse on the surface of the earth with little or no attempt to cover it. In most instances such action is unlawful. In all instances it is unhealthy and unsightly. Whether such dumping is done on the public highway, in the forest or in your own back- yard the results are the same. Such open dump methods :of disposing of refuse might appear low in cost when mea- sured from the standpoint of dollars and cents. The me- nace to public health, how- ever, far outweighs any sav- ing that might result• Piles of rubbish, ashes, old boxes, lumber, .rags, paper, food cans and even paper car- tons and containers furnish room and board for flies, mos- quitoes and rats - all of which are capableof transmitting cer- tain diseases to humans. In addition to the disease breeding potential, there is also present the danger of fire. In- termittent burning can and does result from fires set by human hands or caused by spontaneous combustion.' To the slogan "Let's Keep America Beautiful" might also be added the slogan "Let's Keep America Healthy". 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