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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT• REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED• I, '~' I 0RALA NEWS- THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1973 THE PAXTON Girls Tangle In Basketball Battle 12, in the Paxton gym, the girls of and junior up in a big The players Juniors - ~ Stilt" Kelley, Ka- " Woodall. Patsy Sharon Cuddy, Debra Walden Martha can Tho- "Speedy" Thorn, rrel" Kemp, and e~" Bartley. - Barbara Maria "BigM" "Scrappy" Mil- Smith, Hammond, ok" Paolo, Betty Jordan, Peggy and Cindy score tied at 22 than 30 seconds "Scooter" Ham- the ball and drib- ~ay down the court winning points. Sophomores - 24, were Patsy Griffith with 10 Janie Hammond and with 6 each. STUDENT OF THE WEEK younger persons close to you. GEMINI-May 21 to June 20--When faced with a dubi- ous proposition, resolve it ethically or regrets can be expected later. Study the newer ideas in your field. CANCER--June 21 to July 22--A friend lends a help- ing hand this week. Walk straight and tall. making an effort to avoid criticizing. complaining or condemning. LEO--July 23 to Aug. 22 -Base your decisions on sound judgment. A suspicion without evidence could be most misleading. Be sym- pathetic when som e one younger presents a problem. VIRGO--Aug. 23 to Sept. 22-Brighten your surround- ings with fresh flowers or green p tan t s. Also try brighter colors in the decor of your home or your room. LIBRA-Sept• 23 to Oct. 22--Time to buy or sell. An offer may be made which you would do well to consider. Business transactions are favored• SCORPIO--Oct. 23 to Nov. 22--You've got to have hope. Whatever the outcome of your present situation, it will be for the best. You are learn- ing your lesson in life. SAGITTARIUS-- Nov. 23 to Dec. 21--Your prestige is at an all time high. Enjoy your status and offer a smile to all those with whom you come in contact. CAPRICORN--Dec. 22 to Jan. 19--Put yourself in a working mood by making a list of chores that must be done. Once you start, things work out well. AQUARIUS-- Jan. 20 to Feb. 18-Someone may sug- gest an unethical under- taking. Have no part of it. Rewards come only from honest dealings. PISCES--Feb. 19 to March 20-Stop trying to do every- thing yourself. Direct others and expect major accom- plishments in your field of endeavor. Fillingame this senior. She is 17 She was born 1955. She is mar- illingame. her what she to do after school she said she wants to boa book- - is rlding favorite sports bus- and tennis. Her ale and male sing- Joplin and David favorite color is what she would dollars and she would give it Who are starving. You can tell that Unselfish. a privilege for her to come to QUOTES I am hungry. Ha! Ha! Ha! What time is I •want to be in Did I hit you Yeah, that's This is a You got to Love is ~kahley: Black is : My body hurts. lcClellan: Mr. Really? Tell me the Very Good!!! our school. best of luck. We wish her the Thestudentsandfaculty of ~~~ Paxton were saddened by the death of one of our members, Paul Poston, the seven year old • son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Pos- ton. To Paul's parents and his classmates in the first grade, we express our deepest sym- pathy. .===,=,. "1~xton's staff and students are deeply sorry over the death of the town's mayor, Mr. Wood- row Adams, who passed away last Monday. Ninety per cent of all the clubs in the country could be abolished without serious loss to the nation. TEACHER OF THE WEEK This week's "teacher is Mr. Thomas Hammond. He is 38 years old and his birthday is October 30. Mr• Hammond was born in Stockton, Alabama. His hobbies are hunting, fishing and tennis and his favorite colors are red, white and blue. He graduated at Baldwin County High School. He attended col- lege at Troy State University. He has been teaching at Paxton for 7 years. When asked what he would do with a million dol- lars his reply was that he would give it in charity. BIRTH Men have become fashion conscious during the past several years and the day for sloppiness in looks for the young is passe'. Hair is not as long and it is trim and !: neat. There are pastel colors in shirts and colorful slacks for casual wear. Ties for men are striped, dotted or in plaid designs for four-in-hands but the large bow tie is quite popular. 1 CONTINUED FROM FRONT DIGGIN* IN THE PAST gaming; to prohibit the keeping of gambling tables or gambling houses; one to prohibit the sale of whiskey, beer, or any other spirituous, vinous or malt ll- quors. That same issue carried an ordinance to Repeal Articles 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 18, 20; and also 2, 4, 17, 19, 21, 22t 23, 24, .and 25. Won- der what those ordinances were for, or against! There was no mention as to what those or- dinances that were going re- pealed were but I am suppos- ing that the 20 new ordinances published that week were changes of those ordinances. The 20 ordinances lmblished that week were of different numbers. I did not see but a few items in that 1904 issue of-The Gazette who I had ever heard of or about with the exception of Bill Mapoles, the editor; C. 'C. McRae, the clerk and J. N. McLean, Intendant. I never knew any of those people but had heard a lot about them. I remember when Bill Mapoles PRACTICAL NURSES COMPLETE TRAINING. Eleven practical nurses will complete their one year course at MacArthur Sate Technical Institute on April 23. (Front row, left to right) Betty Joyce Knlghten, Brantley; Bernadette Franklin, Florala; Patrlcia Hendley, Enterprise; Doris Grantham, Daleville; Kathy Hollinghead, Opp; (Back row, left to right) Alma Michat=, Andalusia; Bessie Jacobs, Elba; Ruby Tucker, Andalusia; Patty Sasser, Elba; Barbara Ward, Chancellor; Terri Harbuck, Lockhari (not shown). Upon completion ot their course, these nurses will be eligible to take the State Nursing Board examination for licenses. MacArthur Tech offers three nursing classes each year. One begins in January, one in April, and one in September. The next class is scheduled to begin on April 30. .... l - -- Ill - ~ • I I cal Association, POLITICAL ANNOUNCE- MENTS Several political announce- monte appeared in that issue. Those listed were John P. Hub- bard and Henry A. Pearce,both candidates for Judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit; J. M. Robinson, Jr, told Henry J. Law can~lidates for Judge of Probate for Covington County; W. H. Jones and Joel T. Har- dage, candidates for Clerk Cir- cuit Court; W. F. Simmons for County Treasurer; Win. W. Taylor and R. H. Stallings for Tax Collector; N. B. Poweli and A. I. Adklnson for Tax Assessor and S. T. Dfllard for County Superintendent. Now back to where we left off last week - April 2%' 1911. At that time Florala had a population of 2439, or rather that is what the 1910 census report was but according to the editor at that time it was believed that Florala had more people in 1911. The 1910 con= sus for Andalusia was 2480; 863; Elba 10791 Entbr- prise 2322; Geneva 969; Dothan 7016. A population figure was not given for Florala and Opp prior to 1910 but did for some of the other cities mentioned. During this period of The Florala News it was owned and published by W. C. Mc- Lanchlln and W. L. (Love) Ho- well was managing editor and apparently did most ofthewrit- trig and make-up of the paper. "Love" Howell was owner and publisher of The Florala News when my father came here in 1922 so he was with the news~ paper for a number of years with the time he worked with Mc Laughlln. . APRIL 27, 1911 The writer (Howell), while passing along the street, wit- nessed= his first game of base- bah last Friday afternoon. A large crowd of interested spec- tators were present. It was all greek to us = the most an- cient and complicated Greek, for the reason that we didn't understand the game. It was only by seeing the enthusiastic handclapptng and hearing the excited yelling that we guessed when anything unusually good was taking place. We are going to get one of the boys to tell us about it, so that we can take an intelligent part in the fuss-making and get our share of the fun. THE GERONIMO SOLD - (Old timers very well remember the Geronomi Hotel which was ANNOUNCEMENT published a newspaper in Crest- located where the Prescription view way back yonder before Shoo and Dr. Denney's office PI )M NEWS Coach Geohagan is the proud father of a little baby girl tipp- I~t~. HAMMOND it was uubllshed by "Cooler" is located. R was a large two- Douglas.That wasa longstory building and a very popu- rs have finally de- ing the scale at 7 pounds, 2 time ago. lar place in those days. The theme for this 3/4 ounces. Her name is Jami building was torn down and the Senior Prom. Allison and she was born in the '~tt The Gazette for Saturday, present buildings erected in its or- County Hospital in DeFuniak = and mate- Springs at 2:30 p.m. Little B.J. Cr0wley's February 27, 1904 announced: place.) ',We are informed that Mr. will beheld Jami is not the only addition to ~HOROSC0PE Gordon Wllliamson and Miss THEARTICLE Armory Hall the Geohagan family. She has Annis Manning were united in We are informed by J. E. The Juniors say an older brother named Jeffery, marriage last Thursday night Hughes that he has sold the will be who is two. at the home of the ladle's pa- Geronlmo hotel to J. W. Prest- The corn- Week of April 22 rents, Mr. and Mrs, Thomas wood of Andalusia, who will are as ARIES--The Arian has Manning." (They were the take charge of this well known COMMITTEE: ONE MINUTE SPORTS QUiZ tremendous drive. He is el- parents of Davis Wflliamson hostelry next June. Mr. Prest- Henderson, of Florala). wood and family have had con- David Crews,1. What team won the NIT? most always successful, lie siderable experience in cater- Savell Nors-2. What team won the NCAA? is often an over-achiever. PERSONALS trig to the ne~ds of the travel- McGongile; 3. Who won theGreater New Seldom is be a quiet per- There have been a great many ing public and that the Gero- Karen Orleans Open Golf Tour- son, talking so much he has strangers in the city thls week, nimo, under the new manage- Griffith, Dennis nament? few secrets. He likes poe- most ofthembeingprospectors, ment, will fully sustain Its Hulion, Way-4. Phil Esposito and Bobby ple and wants them to like reputation for first-class ser- Camp- err play for what hockey him. Best color is red. lucky Hen. W. C. Monroe made a vice we have no doubt. Scroggins; team? numbers are 2 and 4 and flying visit to Opp Wednesday Morris, Gary5. What year did Citation lucky day is Sunday. night, returning Thursday AFTER THE FINNEY TRIBE- and Patsy win the Triple Crown? morning. The two large cars of J. T. Hughes and J. T. Brltton, left Mr. A. P. Powell, ex-edttor the city Tuesday morning for AIswor$ l0 Sports OuizARIES--March 21 to April of the Elba Clipper, was a Free Port. Fla. Both machines *,,, 1. Virginia Tech. 20--You may have to force pleasant caller at this office carried a number of gentle- 2. UCLA. yourself to work this week. last Wednesday. (He said he men, T. S. Lanz, R. A. French, isn't hope- 3. Jack Nicklaus. but once you get started you rode into Elba on a bicycle Claude and Tim Williamson. loses his de- 4. The Boston Bruins.will do fine. Spring fever and several years later rode Mr. Mills of Lakewood, anc~ 5. In 1948. makes you wanderlust. "out" of Elba on the same Mr. Hoover being among the * * ; TAURUS--April 21 to May bicycle. Apparently "still number. The parties went on can be * • * * 20--Concentrate on self- broke"), a fishing expedition and were scheduled to return Wednesday as the people Not many people believeimprovement in almost every The Doctors from Andalusia 'night. what you say about hardway. Develop your unique and Opp met with our Doctors The gentlemen comprising * * * work. qualities and inspire the last Thursday night in a Medi- the party are all well known disciples of Isaak Walton and will doubtless give a good ac- count of themselves when the returns come in. W. S. HARLAN A resolution has been in- troduced in the Florida legis- lature asking for the pardon of W. S. Harlan and others, who were convicted of the charge of peonage and who are no# in the Federal prison at Atlanta. (The Alabama legislature passed such a resolution ear- lier, you remember). The trial and conviction of these parties attracted widespread attention, while expressions of sympathy were heard of every hand. It is sincerely hoped by the scores of friends of Mr. Harlan that President Taft may yet be in- duced to grant a pardon. It is generally thought that the parties have been sufficiently punished in the way of heavy fines and attorney's fees, to say nothing of loss of time from extensive business inter- ests and the humiliationofpri- son life. A BIG DEAL One of the largest business deals to be pulled off in Flo- rala for some time past, was consummated last Tuesday. The parties to the transaction being J. E. Hughes and sons, H.A. and W. F. Hughes of this city, and G. W. Malone of Do- than, the property involved being the Malone interest In the First National Bank of Floral, consisting of a large block of stock and represented in the deal by G. W. Malone., This stock was bought above, the purchase price being $32,400. Florala's two banking ins- titutions are on a solid basis and every dollar's worth of stock in each is as sound as one of Uncle Sam's gold cer- tificates. of the three McDaniei Brothers. C I a u d e -Cawthon, while "casting" in the lake Tuesday, ,landed a seven pound black for Claude, as in addition to the delirious fun of catching the fish, he sold it to ex-slmriff Prestwood for $2. That issue carried a report of a History Club meeting with Mrs. H. G. Whlte of Lockhart as hostess at her pretty home, which "was especially bright and inviting with spring's sweetes~ roses." (NOTE) Either a paper was not pub- ltshed the first week in May or else it was not included in the annual file. The first issue for May was dated "May 11, 1911." MAY ii, 1911 In the May II, 1911 issue a list of letters remaining at the postoffice was advertised, stating that ,,letters remain- ing in the office for thirty days, uncalled for, would be sent to the dead letter of- fice". D. A, Ewing was postmaster at that time. In the May Ii, 1911 issue w ~s an announcement from the History Club of the beginning oi a library for Florala and of a public reception and book shower at the colorful and popu- lar Colonial Hotel. The mem- bers of the History Club had quietly worked several months on a nucleaus for the library and they felt (in May 1911) that the time had come when the public would be ready to assist in this project. P.M; Metcalf of Hartford has been awarded the contract for building the court house at Geneva. His bid $27,475 was $I,100 under the next low- est. (Gore. O~Neal had de- dialed the Geneva County court- house removal question in favor of Geneva - ',The law says no court house shall be moved within 20 years after having been built). An account appeared in that issue of the death of Mrs. Sallie A. McDaniel, April 21st at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Stewart at Paxton. She was the mother of the late H. G. (Grady)McDaniel, fathsr PAGE 9 quite a number of Small child- * ren and babies in that section of Florala, whose health, and even their lives, are constant- ly in danger from the files. I am satisfied, Mr. Editor, that our city officials, want to preserve the life and health of every on.e, and they wiD at once take steps to abate the hog nurse.ace. Voter. In that issue was a report that Ed M. Johnson, had sold the Samson Ledger to P. H. Stokes and O. K. Williams of Geneva• Johnson was retir- ~.~,r ing from Journalism. EDITORIAL: We are gla~ to see that the laJies of the history club have taken in hand the work of establishing a public lib- rary. THE NEWS has long recognized the need of such an institution in our midst and the fact that the ladies are moving in the matter is a gua- rantee that the undertaking will prove a success. Attending the Southern Bap- tist Convene.ion in Jacksonville, Fla., May 17 (1911)were Roy. E. M. Stewart and wife. J. E, Hughes and wife, J. T. Hughes and daughter, I-L A. Hughes and wife, D. C. Hart and wife, T. J. George and wife, J. R. Shepherd and wife. ed, &-,# 3" MAY 18, 1911 In that issue was a report of a national highway plan. A Moultrte, Ca., special dis.. patch said that three routes ha~ been proposed for a na-: tional highway from :ha~. city to Pensacola, as follows: . Moultrie, Pelham: Colquit, Dothan, Geneva, Florala, Mil- :.;~ ton and Pensacola. From Moul- trio to Bainbridge, Marian~a, J-~ Bonifay, DeFunlak Sprin~s, Milton, and Pensacola. From ,. Moultrte to Tr~omawilie, .. : Carlo, Marrlanna, Chipley, DO- , ,,, Funiak Springs and Pensacola. ,. ,,. The Moultrie Chamber of ;: Commerce announced that a Scout car would be sent over these three routes for the pur-..,., pose of determining wl~ich Is ,." the shortest and mo~t practlc-:.. able. : ,: Quoted is a letter J. J. I.a-