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~©SMALLTOWNPAPERS;-INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, A.PRIL 2~ 1976 in Florida are breed- rabbits, was the report of the increase of al- ~. Senator W. D. Child- of Pensacola, -='re up to our necks and certainly and Queenie Reeves Rae O'Neal can vouch fact. Alligators make visits to their beaches Jackson and the number have increased many the past few years. several large ga- caotured by came and transported to areas they were getting Such nuisances around Lake Jackson. Proposals to permit the co, m- mercial trappings of Florida alligators for the first time in I0 years are gaining momentum in the Florida Legislature bas- ed on evidence that the reptiles are becoming more of a danger than endangered. Mr. and Mrs. Reeves and Mrs. O'Neal at- tended a hearing of this bill be- ing presented to the Florida Legislature recently in Talla- hassee, Florida. Legislation now before the Florida House and Senate is to allow limited trapping with strict controls of the state Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. The proposed legislation and game commission policy are based on evidence that alligators not only are no longer an endang- ered species in Florida, but are multiplying like rabbits in many areas. Game officials estimate that the current alligator population in Florida has mushroomed to more than 500,000 represent- ing an annual gross rate of 30 per cent a year -~ince the rep- tile was protected in the mid 1960's. And the frequency of with the support of influential .complaints about alligatorsalso members and the endorsement has grown at an almost identi- FOR & ELECT issione DISTRICT 4 I would like ro Thank the People of the Florala District for the fine vote you gave me 3 years ago and would like to solicit your vote in this election. I pledge to you, the people of FIorala, I will work with your commissioner and The People of Your District. (Pd. Pol. Adv. By Billy T. Hughes, Red Level, Ala.) TO COVINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION OF OPP DISTRICT ONE d Woodrow Harper will be a voice for you on your board with ?ztan~ic leadership. I am asking my friends and neighbors and all the citizens of Coy- County to judge me, ask their friends about me---and if I meet approval, to give me the honor of serving Covington County's g body as their commissioner--a most important job. ~ The Covington County Commissicn budgets and spends all county da which is your tax dollar. It buys all materials and supplies for departments of the county. It builds all county roads and bridges. 7~ The handling of your tax dollar is important. It requires sound ecisions_.Woodrow Harper will apply his best knowledge and ability h" elp preserve your tax dollar. We do not need any more taxes. We qted more careful consideration i:n the spending of our tax dollars. I am concerned abcut road paving and improvements that are 1Idly needed in some areas of our county. As your commissioner I ,,t.. strive hard 'to improve these road conditions. Through conserva. "re handling of your tax dollar. ,. I will let the public know how their tax dollar is being spent. .WhY is our county budget in trouble? Covington County should be IIII ~"r ~'e~" ," Osperous as any county in our state. W:th" the amount of taxes Pay. let's have representation with our taxation. I realize the tremendous amount of power vested in the County ~mi • i. ssmn and as a member I pledge to exercise this public trust ql f ' airness to all. So Let All of us in Covington County Polls 4th and Vote • @ For County Commissioner, Opp District One (Pd. pol. adv. by W. W. (Woodrow) Harper, RFD 2, Opp, Ala.) cal pace, officials say, to near- ly I0,000 a year. The rate of alligator attacks on humans also has increased dramatically. Public complaints exceeded I0,000 last year, according to Commission Director, Dr. O. E. Frye and that the public hearing on a proposed new po- licy to permit limited trappings was called because of the com- plaints. Frye stated that the fact can't be challenged as to having too many alligators, but "what is in dispute is how to handle it." He stated that the state agency can no longer af- ford the cost of relocating nui- sance gators. The principal thrust of the alligator harvest is not to es- tablish an alligator hide indus- try, but to allow the control of those alligators in those areas where there are serious con- flicts between alligators and people. It is the Commission's belief that in some areas, al- ligators, particularly large ones that have lost their fear of man because of feeding or some other xeason, must be controlled. The goals of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Com- mission in regard to alligators is to diminish or eliminate un- due public concern and fears about large alligators while permitting the population to continue at healthy levels not detrimental to the species or man, and to manage the popu- lation as a renewable resource. The Florida Game and Fish Commission report that the timing of their action is criti- cal. As alligators become more abundant and there are more instances of attacks by alliga- tors upon people, pets, etc., they face an ever increasing danger of turning the public against the alligator to the de- gree that either they cannot ob- tain convictions for killing them or that people take alligator control into their own hands. They suggest the legal har- vest which offers a good means of achieving continued protec- tion of the alligator, providing for a partial solution to the alligatoi'-people problem and wise utilization of a valuable renewable resource. Florida is now believed to be the lead- ing alligator state instead of the State of Louisiana. PAXTON ASSEMBLY TO OBSERVE HOMECOMING Paxton Assembly of God will be having their Homecoming, Sunday, April 25. All day services are plan- ned, with special singing in the evening, with "The Representa- tives". Also all local groups will be featured. Services will begin at 9:45 Sunday morning until. ELLISOR'S PROUD PARENTS OF BABY BOY Mr. and Mrs. Bennie L. Ellisor (nee Kathy Anderson), are proud to announce the birth of a big bouncing baby bey. Upon arrival, he weighed eight pounds and twelve ounces. He arrived on April 15, 1976 at 5:09 in the Singing River Hos- pital in Pascongla, Mississippi. He was given the name Travis Laban. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Victor Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Laban Ellisor, both families of Florala. Covington County Education Program Listen to Covington County Educational Crusade Program on WAMI Saturday, April 24th between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 noon. This-is a part of the Cancer Drive now on in Coving- ton County. If you don't know cancer's warning signals, how do you know you haven't got one? This is the question being put before people of all ages. The Amer- ican Legion and American Le- gion Auxiliary have joined the American Cancer Society in a major cooperative effort to "wipe out cancer in our 'life- time." In keeping with thehis- torical concern of the Legion and its Auxiliary not only for the welfare of its own membership, but for all Americans, this fund appeal came to life. Cancer is one of the most curable of all major diseases.. if you catch it in time. Be alert by going to your doctor If you have a warning signal. If it's a false alarm, he'll tell you. If it isn't, you've reached him in time for help. Call any of the following num- bers to make your contribution to this very important program: Lockhart - 8-5943; Fashion Shop 8-3395; Methodist Church - 8-4874; Bank of Flo- rain - 8-3165. This is also an excellent opportunity for a memorial gift and at the same time lend your efforts to "wipe out cancer in our lifetime." Evident A t e e Miss Libby Kimbro was hostess for a family gathering of the Kimbro clan Easter Sun- day on beautiful Lake LeEtta. Seven of the eight children of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Kimbro and most of their child- ren and grandchildren were in attendance -- about 47 in all, including guests of Gary Wood- ham frma Auburn University, Ninn Goolsby, guest of Pam MISS LIBBY LeETTA KIMBRO, owner of Lake LeEtta and hostess for the annual Easter family get-to-getber each year, ispictured as shepresentsprizes to winners of golden egg, the most eggs, aM the two who tied for the least eggs found on,the hunt. From left, David Maddox, Leigh Morris, Vera Salter, Jeffery McCune and Miss Libby Klmbro. McGee of Troy State Umver- sity and Joan and Eddie Ste- vens, special guests of Miss Kimbro, both of Kinston. Miss Kimbro has taken 12 acres and turned it into abeau- tiful park with a fish pond, na- ture trails, and hundreds of blooming shrubs and ornamen- tals. Not just family members, but clubs and organizations, too, enjoy the beauty of Lake Le- Etta and the picnic facilities afforded by Miss Kimbro. The dinner, when everyone spreads his picnic lunch, con- sisting of his or her favorite recipes, is always the high- light of the days events of the adults, but the youngsters look forward to the gigantic Easter egg hunt and the prizes award- ed for the golden egg, the most eggs found and the least. David Maddox found the golden egg, Leigh Morris won the prize for the most eggs (51); and there was a tie for the least (22) by Jeffery McCune and Vera Salter. They were given a little metal duck which winds up and swims in the bath tub, and big colorful balloons. Among those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. A. T. McRae, Mr. and Mrs. James P. Mc- Gee, Tim and Pam of Florala and a guest of Pain's .from Troy University; Mrs. Nester Morgan of Andalusia; Miss Libby Kimbro of Kinston; Mrs. Jutilda Salter of Montgomery; Mr. and Mrs. Obed Monk of Brewton; Mr. and Mrs. Larry K. Woodham, Gary, Sherry, Cindy and Sonya of Florala, and two of Gary's friends of Auburn University; Mrs. Ben McCune (Linetta Cox), Jef- fery and Nancy of Tallahassee, Florida; Mr. and Mrs. John Ferrin Cox, Michelle, Chris and John Eric of Elba; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Salter, John and Vera of Pensacola; Mr. and Mrs. Micky Salter, Bernie and Sy of Madison, Tennessee; Miss Joan Stepbens and Eddie Ste- phens of Kinston; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Maddox, David and Teena, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dunaway of Brewton; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Kimbro and Teena of Birmingham. Pictured just before going on big Easter egg hunt, staged at the annual picnic. From left to right, Bernie Salter, Mickie Mor- ris, David Maddox, Vera Salter, John Salter, Leigh Morris, Jef- fery McCune and Chris Cox. JEFFERY McCUNE, I "find" one -- young son of Dr. Ben and Linetta Cox McCune. | ~ ! I ! BERNIE SALTER finding Easter eggs in pine tree. LOOK WHAT THE EASTER BUNNY BROUGHT to the Klmbro Easter Picnic -- three Easter babies, from left, John Eric, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ferrin Cox of Elba, Nancy Nieole McCune daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ben McCune of Tallahassee, Florida, and Sy Salter son of Mr. and Mrs. Mickie Salter of Madison, Ten- nessee. iiii!i!i! :L L~';O~ [I Grarlular HerbiCide LASSO ~ a reg~tereo traOemark of Monsanto ComparTy Always read and fOllOW i