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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 ! peed Cutting ? IT WAS ADIRTY BIRD (a pesky old blue jay) that flew into the bus bar at the Alabama Power Com- pany substation about 6:15 a.m. last Thursday, causing power to be out all over town for 30 minutes and in some places 5 hours. School kids were turned out just prior to the power being restored around II:00 o'clock. Local employees, Jack Vaughn and Tom Earley, summoned for help out of Eulaula. Joe Hicks and Wayne Freeman arrived shortly thereafter. Vaughn said to his knowledge nothing of this nature had ever happened before here. It was just a freak accident. The jay bird was practically undressed by the shock. There wasn't much left but a few feathers. Pictured, from left, are Hicks, Vaughn and Freeman; Tom Earley in the bucket. torical Society To Meet The Historical Society of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Inc., will meet at the First United Methodist Church, Cir- cle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, On April 25, 1976 at 2:30 p.m. Mr. E. W. "Judge" Carswell, Jr., willdiscuss"In- dian Wars of Walton County." E. W. "Judge" Carswell, Jr., is a native of our area and was educatel in local schools. He selected Louisiana Polytech In- stitute for further study and received his A, B. Degree in History and Journalism. For awhile he taught at the Insti- tute, but soon became involved with the editorship of many West" Florida Weekly newspa- pers, including the Milton Ga- zette, 1949- 53; Washington County News, 1953-61; and in 1961 he joined the Pensacola News-Journal as a full-time staff member. Mr. Carswell has held many positions, elec- tive and appointive, including the Mayorship of Chipley from 1963-67 and Chairman of the Board of Parks and Memorials. He is recognized for his out- standing historical knowledge and ability. Among his publi- cations are: Among These Hills, 1969; Holmes Valley, 1969; and Washington County, 1974. "Judge" Carswell has re- cently been selected by the Florida Bicentennial Commis- sion as a Florida Patriot and honored for his efforts in writ- ing. history of early Florida. Mr. Carswell is a dynamic speaker and very knowledgeable of his subject. Bring a pros- pective member and a guest to hear him. Winners Announced Randall Williams of Brant- Icy, Alabama is the big win- her in the speed cutting contest at the annual Woodcutters Con- vention, held at Adams Chain ,~aw Sales and Service Center in Paxton, Florida, last Satur- day, the tenth of April, 1976. Over 150 people were pre- sent to watch the proceedings as contestants pitted their skill "five cubic inches or less", J. D. Bryant was winner. In the "over five cubic inches", Charlie Tyson was first. In the "open" class, Randall Wil- liams was number one. Each of these finalists received as prizes a new chain saw and a case of chain-saver oil. Randall Williams, the over- all winner of the speed cutting and strength with a chain saw contest, was awarded a brand against a stop watch. Some new one-hundred dollar bill in came just to look, to enjoy the addition to the chain saw and free hot dogs and colas, pro- case of chain-saver oil. vtded by the sponsors, or in the Plans have already been made case of many youngsters, to for next years Woodcutters play in the dirt and climb on Convention, and it is expected the rough bark of the pine logs to be even bigger and better, so to be cut by their fathers and all of you pulpwood cutters, ,grandfathers. William Bell, farmers and timber cutters, 78 years old and still actively employed in the timber indus- try, helped demonstrate the use of a cross cut saw used before the advant of the gasoline pow- ered saws of today. Company representatives of both McCulloch and Stilfl Chain saws were present to display their products and pro- vide saws for the contests. Ho- ward Cabe of Pensacola repre- sented McCulloch and Jack Martin represented Stihl Cur- tis McMahan of Lubritac Cor- poration was present and fur- [fished chain-saver bar and chain oil. The highlight of the conven- tion was the speed cutting con- test at one o'clock. Each con- testant was required to make three clean cuts through a pine log approximately 16 inches in diameter with a saw of his choice. Three winners were selected in the preliminary rounds of the coetest, in the class of THE WOMEN OF THE DAFFODIL GARDEN CLUB havetaku as a project the Uldkeep and beaut/- fication of the flower garden of Wood Avenue and South 5tb Street. Someone donated blocks as a protective border and would you believe that people are stealing the blocks and have been caught trying to steal the flowers. Now that is utterly ridiculous. If you happen to see someone fooling around this particular beauty spot, it would be most appreciated ifyouwould phone the police and notify them or a Daffodil Garden Club member. If you can't add to the beauty of our town, please don't take away from it!! RE-ELECT YOUR irman COVINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION THIS IS HIRAM PITTS ..... 1 am grateful for your past support and expressions of confidence --while serving as Chairman Of the Covington County Commission, 1 have made every effort to conduct your business in a manner that 1 felt would be most beneficial for every citizen. I have attempted to make our citizens more aware of our County Governing body, it's functions and it's needs. Looking at some of the accomplishments and areas of improvements, I feel that we should all share a feeling of pride-improved educational facilities, roads and bridges, recreational sites, industrial park developments, a closer working relationship among all communities. Most of us are aware of other needs, and I assure you that constant planning continued on these projects. 1, Hiram Pitts, pledge to continue to work with you on a day to day basis and maintain a close relationship with each community forthe better- ment of Covington County. 1 earnestly solicit your vote on May 4th for reelection as Chairman of your Covington County Com- missioners and pledge to continue to conduct the affairs of this office in a manner that will be a credit to our county and it's citizens Thank You (Pd. Pol. Adv. By Hiram Pitts, Red Level, Ala.) make your plans to come to Paxton and join the fun. This type of friendly competition has long been a part of our Ameri- can heritage, and can do much to foster a spirit of coopera- tion in our community. Even if you don't make your living with a chain saw, you can join the fun. Wiley H. Parkman, Director, Veterans Administration Re- gional Office, Montgomery, said veterans who served in the armed forces between January 31, 1955, and May 31, 1966, will reach their educational de- limiting date on May 31, 1976. Many veterans will not have used all their educational en- titlement by May 31, 1976, and payments to those affected can- not be paid beyond that date. Veterans who served after May 31, 1966, have ten years from the date of their dis- charge to complete their edu- cation under current GI Bill legislation. He stated the above delimit- ing date did not apply to vete- rans taking flight, on-the-job, and farm cooperative training. Veterans involved in this type training have until May 31, 1977, to complete their educa- tion he added. Parkman said veterans will receive additional information with . educational assistance checks in May and June 19.76. Parkman encouraged vet- erans to seek alternate sources of educational assistance to fi- nish their educational plans.' Programs such as Basic Edu- cational Opportunity Grants, $~z~z~@~v~ Higher Education Act, Insur- ed Loans (Guaranteed Student // - Direct Student Loan, admi[fis- ~--~j~r-/~.~~ ~'~ '~'~ tered by Office of Education, .~, .~ ~ Department of Health, Educa- tion and Welfare may he sour- =... _/y~ ces of assistance. Other pro- grams such as Comprehensive Employment Training Act of the Department of Labor, Vo- grams of the State and various scholarships, grants, and awards from private sources "It's a birthday present should be explored by veterans. for a young executive. Some- Most schools have a financial aid office where information is thing with lots of status in a available on alternate sources quiet and unassuming way of educational assistance Park- for around five dollars." man said. MISS ILA GATLIN'S brilliant red bottle brush shrub has been a thing of beauty and enjoyment to passersby and those enroute to Florala Memorial Cemetery in recent weeks. It reached its peak Friday and Saturday of last week. By Monday, when the photo was snapped, some of the blossoms had begun to fade. The shrub is about 15 or 16 years old. Miss Gatlin bought it for an aunt before she passed away, 14 years ago. It drapes over the chain link fence and is just covered with blossoms resembling the brush used for washing baby bottles. The black and white photo doesn't do the shrub justice. You would have to see it in color to appreciate it. I I II I lurala rms SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT SOUTH FIFTH STREET FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 MR. ANDMRS. LARRY K. WOODHAM, EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS SUBSCRIPTION RATES Covington County, Alabama ' ~ $5.25 Elsewhere in Alabama ........................ $6.30 Other States ............................... $6.00 ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLIsHED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY II III I THE FLORALA NEWS " THURSDAY, APRIL 22, I'/~ i BETH HARRISON, a native of Florala and a member of the Auburn Bicentennial cently helped .organize the Auburn University Student Government Association's Square, at which several thousand people enjoyed a variety of exhibits, crafts, displays and tainment throughout the day. Other members on the committee are pictured, left to right, David Pickens Beth Robbie Steindroff, Kaki Tucker, Gene Lee, Betty Greer, Bill McMillan and Dr. Beth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Harrison of Auburn, Alabama. Andalusia Tennis Club Ann Plans For Tourney The Andalusia Tennis Club duled to play on one of nine plans its Fourth Annual Spring courts in Andalusia located at Tennis Tournament to be held L.B. Wallace Junior College or on the successive weekends of the Andalusia High School April 30 - May 2 and May 7-8. courts.If the draw is ex- Entry forms may be obtained from the Andalusia Area Cham- ber of Commerce office. The deadline for entry is noon on Monday, April 26. The draw will he held in the Chamber office on Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. All club members are invited to attend this draw and .~ general membership meeting. The tournament will be bro- ken down into five divisions with a minimum of eight en- ~[t tries for each category. The divisions are: Men's Divi- sion; Women's Division; Mixed_ Doubles; Boy's Division; Girl s Florala, Division. A new category has been add- ed this year to the Men's Divi- sion for "C" players who are just beginning to play tennis and do not ordinarily enter ten- nis tournaments. The draw committee reserves the right to decide who is eligible for both "B" and "C" categories. The entry fee for this tour- nament includes the cost of tennis balls and trophies. Out- of-town players will be noti- fied by phone of the results of the draw. Please list on the back of the entry form all ten- nis tournament victories to aid in the seeding, Trophies will he presented to winners and runners-up in each category. Players may be sche- ceptionally large, then tional private courts used. Everyone is support the tourney,, so out and play TENNIS! TERMITES SWARMING ? BONDED TERMITE CO. • MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD PEST COI~TROL SERVICE • BONDED & INSURED TERMITE CONTROL FREE INSPECTION Call 403-4239 or 493-3731 CALL COLLEC T CUMMING AV. 0PP ALA. SINCE 1954 Due To Your Past Support, Friendship And Cooperation, I Feel That 1 Am Now in A Position To Do The Most Effective Job That I Have Ever Done For You. And I Pledge That This Will Be My Goal. Y OUR VOTE District One (Opp) Means Continued Progress I have tried to see all the voters, but find that is impossible. If I missed seeing you and asking you for your support, I apologize. Let me ask you through this method for your vote and support. (Pd. Poi. Adv. By Jerry Adams, Opp, Alabama)