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• ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. E SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMEN ISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABLISHED IN ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON & GATEIVA¥ TO THE GULF COAST - LOCATION OF 99 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRKTION5 YEAR - NUMBER7 FLORALA, ALABAMA, COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1970 SUBSCRIPTIONS - $3.68 LOCAL, $4.73 ELSEWHERE - 10¢ PER SINGLE COPY Jus' |embliW - BY - LUCILE K. Imolm McRAE cam- Its true I had of times none of stooped to now It has poorest Could see real thing dlf- Patched up make an op- the voters. Charles for all put to- said the day the Negro football. to find elected by ' to get the Solicit the the table" case In s race four has come not vote to be table.,, We Wallace, talks real Negroes but tn is being George they are Candidate,,, the Negro voters It Just We have and we daylight and Sorry to see cam- now this has been as un- concerned. Free's Charles appeal says of the gu- - (he hat kind of says last time Ina Alabama kind of state is Progress In the races. h/gh road has tobe elacflon, or loses." bethe a rtm-off race and I su ,,est second third. time and be Some Tues- would people i, anyone In Albert He has, more for goner- announced new He has after of promls- Kinston paved. about 30- it done, park and of do1- Funds* assured of ambu- Resque be- pro- but and did Governor Albert Brewer told a Florala crowd Wednesday evening that his administration is a '~lo something administra- tion," and that he is offering "4 more years of full time effort." . . . GOVERNOR BREWER B r e w e r then announced a $16,000 grant to Covington County for base and paving operations at the new Florala Airport and added that money had also been made available for paving a county road from Klnston to Highway 331, north of Florala. He spoke at a rally and fish fry at the Florala High School Stadium aSter spending most of the day working in his office at the State Capitol. 'q am pleased to announce that the State Aeronautics Board Tuesday approved a $16,500 grant which will enable your county to build a 3,500 foot run-way, apron and taxi-way at the Florala Airport," the Gov- ernor said. He noted that his admlnlstra- Uon had earlier given a$15,000 grant for grading and site pre- imratlon of the new Florala Air- port. '~Ve plan continued sup- port of this developing air faci- lity," he said, '%ecanse we think It can mean a boost to the economy of your whole area." The airport is located three- miles North of Flora'ann High.. way 331. Bank Sponsors Booklets On Safe Driving For FHS Students In an effort to make our young people wiser and safer behind the wheel, an informative book- let about the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving Is being distributed to students at Flo- rala I~h School. Prepared In eonsulation with Dr. Frank Seixas, a world- acknowledged authority, this booklet points out that 50% of all car accident deaths are can- sed by drinking drivers, who are 25 times more likely to have an accident that sober drivers. Add to this the increased haz- ard when drugs are involved, Amphetamines, for example, can cause the driver to take chances that would petrify him u n d e r n o r m a 1 conditions; whereas barbiturates can cloud his Judgement and make him drowsy. This booklet Is being pro- vided as a service to the com- munity by The Bank of FlO- rRta. Che Y ene 'q'm also happy to tell you that the State Highway Depart- ment has this week committed money for paving of the road from Kinston to Highway 331," he said, "and as you know the bridge and culverts are already completed on that road but the paving will make It a much safer and more accessible route." The Governor said the Brewer administration "has done more for the people of Alabama in 23 months than most administrations do in four years." Brewer said he was proud of what his administration had been able to accomplish for Covington County and Florala and sighted gaines in the county's highway system, re- creational opportunities and economic levels as examples. "State forces are now com- pleting the widening of Highway 331 near Florala," he said, "and the re-location of the high- way north of here is already completed. The work on High- way 331 is just part of 12 different highway construction projects completed in Covington County during the Brewer ad- ministration. He added that preliminary plans for four-laning Highway 331 from Florala to Mont- gomery was underway. "State engineers are now at work on this fine recreational facility we are going to build at Beautiful Lake Jackson," the Governor said. '¢You can look forward to having one of the finest recreational areas In &he \ - "7 HERE'S A QUARTET OF CENTENNIAL BELLE LOVELIES who will not hear to being turned over to "Ye Female Keystone Kops and Ye Awful Judges of Ye Kangaroo Court" as is punish- ment for ladies who do not adhere to Centennial Belle doctrine issued in a proclamation published in last week's edition of the News by Mayor Carious Buffalow of the City of Florala. The southern belies from left are Mrs. Lucilie Cox, chair- man, Womens Participation Division of the June 24th 100th Masonic Celebration; Mrs. Katherine Cannon, chairman, Dresses State in the near future. This and Bennett Committee; Mrs. Mildred Kendrlck, chairman, Promenade and Caravan Committee. is not only to assist your economy, but to bring you many hours of enjoyable leisure time as well." Brewer noted that the State had a record growth in new jobs last year .. some 28,000 and added that 512 of these new jobs came to Covington County. Wallace Crews Threaten, Curse Local Brewer Crew It has always been customary and the perils become ex- plosive. A low alcohol level in the blood Is greatly Intensified by even a small dose of a drug. The author describes drugs in illicR use and discusses their Individual influences on driv- ing ability. He shOWS how some of them can be beneficial when prescribed by a doctor, but points out that drug abuse can prove lethal to the driver and his passengers. Plans have been announced for the American Cancer SO- ciety*s 1970 "Cancer Coffee Day', in Florala with Phil Jones as chairman. The appointment was an- nounced by Jerry Evans, county them for us. I Just can't see anyone in Floraia being against Albert Brewer. Being re- cognlzed is worth a lot and until now F1orala has never been noticed by a governor except at election time when votes were being solicited. When It came to being remembered ',after the election" it was some other city, some other part of the state, that was remembered. Certainly I can't see anyone living on the road between Kins- ton and Florala not voting for Albert Brewer. That roadwould never be black-topped except that Albert Brewer recngulzed the need that something be done. He did not refuse to allow that road to be paved because people living on it did not give enough to a particular cam- pal fund. Those people living on that road and the people of this area owe Albert Brewer a lot of consideration and I certainly believe that he will be remem- bered on election day May 5th. I DON'T THINK PH ever threaten to retire again. Every time I do the work piles up. Every Spring I'm always going to retire and enjoy work- lng In the yard which to me is the biggest and best past-time I have. I thoroughly enjoy it and I think I could keep at it without ever going anywhere. Someday Fm going to find out if I would continne to en- Joy it that much. --~ He added that bids would be opened soon for construction ~:~r/F of a new National Guard Arm- • '.'::" ory building in Florala and ,, Andalusia, with construction to be completed by the late summer. /~.f/An excited and enthusiastic '"' ' crowd enjoyed the rally, the en- "Golf is no longer a richtertainment, thebands, theGov- man's game. There are rail- eruor's speech, and the well- lions of poor p!ayers." catered fish fry by Bailey's of Mobile. Sr. Citizens crusade chairman, who saldthat "Cancer Coffee Day" would be held on April 25, 1970, Saturday. On that day, many restaurants and lunch counters will provide free coffee for patrons and ac- cept contributions to the 1970 Crusade. Funds contributed will be used to help reach Coving- ton County's 1970 Crusade goal and will help support ACS re.. search, education and service programs. "Coffee Day" is being spon- sored by Llnda Taylor In sup- port of the cancer Crusade, with Jones directing the organiza- tional plans for this special event. Thanks to many restaurant and lunch counter owners, many coffee drinkers Saturday will receive their Java without charge, but - don't forget to leave a contribution to help in the fight against cancer. The coffee itself will be given by the restaurant and lunch eoenter owners. If you receive your coffee free, you will be asked to make a contribution to help raise Covingion County's quota In the 1970 Crusade of the American Cancer Society. These funds will be used to support the ACS three-point program of education, research and ser- vice. In Flora]a, the "Coffee Day" event Is being stagedby IAnda's Dinette in support of the Cancer Crusade. To Display Paintings Members of the Paxton Sen- ior Citizens Art Class instruct- ed by Mrs. Mary Vinson will display paintings In a combined show of the classes in China painting, oils and ceramics at the Fairgrounds in DeFunlak Springs. Hours for the show are as follows: Thursday, April 23, 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 Lm. to 5 p.m. During the show there will be demonstrations of China painting by Sara Young, oil paintings by Mary Vtnson, cera- mics by Carrie Casey, and a special in water colors by Mrs. Hilda Bullard of Lockhart, at 1 p.m. Friday. FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR FRANK HICKS Frank Hicks, age 82, a re- sident of Rt. I, Flora/a, passed away Monday night, April 20, 1970, following a lingering ill- ness. During his active years he was ablacksmith and farmer. He was a native and life long resident of this area. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Della Duma HIcks of Rt. 1, Flora'a; a brother, Wiley Hicks of Rt 1, Flora'a; a stster,Mrs. George D. Kent of Milton, Flor- Ida; ten neices and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morn- Lug from the Pleasant Hill BUP- fist Church with burial in the North Creek Cemetery, Evans Funeral Home directing. The Reverends Fred Hunt and R~ Mcl~ officiated. In connection with this year's Masonic Centennial Celebra- tion, the (~ticial Program Book Is being planned to go to press on May 1. The Florala News again will be in charge of the printing of the biggest and best book the celebration has had. Wide in scope of Florala his. tory and pictures of the area past, it will also contain family history and events of the past business, social and religious life of this area. Advertisements in the pro- gram book are being sold to help defray the cost of such a book. An effort is being made to contact each business in our trade area so their name can be listed. Much history is re- corded when old directories are found showing businesses in existence many years past. The historical commltteehas asked that all persons whohave pictures that would make this book Interesting to others to please let them make a copy of them. A special box hasbeen set up at The Florala News that will be locked so that pictures w~ll be safe while copies are being made of them. Families In Florala are asked to submit family histories in condensed form to be Included in this program. These also are asked to be left at The Florala News. An advertisement appears in this week's issue for first edi- tion copies of the program book. A limited number will be print- ed this year and these copies will become valuable u the years go by. Al/programs will be sold this year to help pay for the celebraUon. for a crew to go into a town with bumper sltckers and literature before a candidate went into a town to make a speech. Prior to the appear- ance of George Wallace in Flor- ala several weeks ago this was done and they were respected as having that right. Wednesday morning the Brewer bumper sticker men set up in town as has always been the custom. Early in the afternoon a Wallace crew pulled into town and threatened the local Brewer crew and with foul language ordered them out of town. When it appeared that a scene wonld develop and after a crowd was beginning to form with a number of people who had not been involved in the political situation offering to assist the Brewer campaign workers. Wayland Harrison, who has worked with the Brewer cam.. palgn in Florala and Covington County, in order to keep down a knock-down and drag-out af- fair, asked the Brewerworkers to leave the scene. When Harrison, in an effort to calm down the Wallace crowd suggested that he call the Cov- Ington County Wallace campaign chairman in Andalusia for in- structions - they said using foul language that they took their orders from stale headquarters and that they would not have any interference from a county chairman. In order to prevent trouble, and hard feelings the Brewer workers after it was suggested that they all work, each taking a different position, and the Wallace workers refused to do so, left the scene. The Wallace sticker crew remained and were attempting to do business for George Wallace. Daylight Saving Time To Begin 12:01 A.M., Sunday Ran your clocks up one hour at midnight Saturday night. At 12:01 Lm.Deylight Saving Time goes into effect and will con- tinue untilthe last Sunday morn- ing in October. Daylight Saving Time is Just what It says - workers have oue more hour of daylight to work, play or Just do nothing. Actually. by the sun. workers will be ca the clock if you fail to run the clock it will be the same time. They get off from work, according to the set-up clocks at the same time but will have one more of dayltght to enjoy, after leaving the Job. Don't forget you have to be the Job an hour earlier but by the clock ff you fail to rum them up at 12 o'clock mid- night Saturday night. Just to be sure to be on time run your clocks up one hour before golng to bed Saturday night. Then your clock will be on the correct (Daylight Saving Time) when you get up Sunday morning. Anyone Interested in participating in the fabulous activities planned for the Centennial Celebration, contact one of the above mentioned ladies for all the details. Below photos show the centennial belies as they visited Mrs. Alice Powell at FHS library with an unidentified student trying to decide if he likes what he sees or could be, what he doesn't see . . . Next you see the Belles posing with FHS P.E. Instructor, Mrs. Rob Smith. Which do you supose Is more important? Comfort or beauty. Mrs. Smith would say, "Corn- fret, by all means." . . . Another photo shows the ladies as they challenge FHS students in a game of sifthall. It Is this writer's opinion that "Yes, you have come a long way Babyl" ;!il¸