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RIGHTS RESERVED. USE sub '~IBUT~V~H~. Centennial Belle, Scribbl By Merle Woodham I LEFT MAMIE PETREY off in last week's front page write- up concerning the Centennial Belle chairmen. So, I knew that would never do as hard a worker as is Mrs. Mamie Petrey. She is chairman of the Centennial Belle Committee. Sorry about that Mamie. The ladies have really been on the ball planning the women's participation in the Centennial Celebration but I haven't heard anything about what the men are planning. Ibelleve Bob Iiar- rlson is in charge of the mengs participation. Maybe after the election Bob can get in the groove and get the ball rolling for the men. The real activity will begin five weeks prior to the celebra- tion itself. Each Friday night there will be a promenade in downtown Florala with a Kangaroo Court being held with Lawyer Clyde Love as judge. Men and women who are not obeying the rules of the cele- bration will be dealt with pro- perly at that time. Each Saturday five weeks prior to the 24th, a Caravan to our neighboring towns within a 50 mile radius will take place. We're hoping to visit two or three towns each Saturday. Pensacola and Dothan will be included in the Caravans if time permits. These events promise to be a lot of fun. Luclle Cox, chairman of the women's participation, tells me that she is planning a big fash- ion show for Friday, June 18, when everyone with original costumes, hand- made cos- fumes, or costumes you have bought will be able to enter the fashion show. There will yen categories of entry- Authenfc Costumes of the 1870 Era; Autbenic Replicas of 1870 Era; , Most Outstanding Can- tennlal Belle Costume; Most Outstanding Teenage Costume; and My Own Creation. I am sure this event will attract a lot of attention. Thursday, June 25, has been designated as ',Ladies Day". The winners of the fashion show wll! model their costumes at a luncheon in their honor at the Florala High School cafeteria. During the afternoon and even- ing of June 25, an old fashion ',box supper" is planned when the gentlemen will bid for the box of "the apple of their eye", Afterwards the food will be spread and everyone will enjoy "dinner-on-the-ground". A big spectacle of fireworks will take place during the raffling of the box lunches. Beginning at 9:00 o'clock the evening of June 2~., a gigantic Stage Production with a 250 member cast (local talent) will be staged at the FHS sta- dium depleting the history of Florala and surrounding area. Yes indeed, June 25 promises to be just as exciting, If not more so, than does June 24 of this year's 100th Masonic Cele- braLlon. Children will not be allowed to participate in the stage pro- duction, except as a family group. Margo Cawthon, who is in charge of local planning of this fabulous production said 'q wouldn't dare be responslble for anyone's child with that many people involved." WE METHODIST are having our revival beginning this Sun- day evening. I hope all of you will arrange to visit with us sometime during the week. I AM LIKE ONE of the re- porters whose column I read during the week-end. I think this week should be a quiet time for the voters so I am refraining from any comment concerning politics this week with one exception - if you can't see fit to vote for my man, Brewer, for governor - just go ahead and vote for your man, but for goodness sakes, VOTEI Weigh your decisions heavily, pray about them, forget all the ugly things you have read and heard about the dif- ferent candidates and vote tar the man or woman you really and truly think will do the best job for ALL the people of Ala- bama. VOTE- TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1970... County GOP Meeting Planned May A Covington County Repub- lican mass meeting will be held at the Scherf Memorial Betiding in Andalusia, Tuesday after- noon, May 5, at 4 o'clock, for the purpose of electing dele- gates to the Republican State Convention, for the election of members and officers of the Covington County Republican Committee and transaction of other business. All qualified voters of Cov- ington County who believe in the principles of the Republi- can Party are invited andurged to attend this meeting. \ REMEMBER BEAUTY SOUGHT IN CRESTVIEW The Preceptor'. of Beta Sigma junction with Junior Chamber is sponsoring the Spanish Trail to be held on I~Y Crestview High rium, at 7.30 p,~, Candidates title of Miss Old Festival are either 682-5155 at 682-3252, in Applicants 21 and single. Mom always remembers you ... is always there to offer comfort and encouragement. Show you appreciate her devotion with a loving gift on Mother's Day. based on poise, charm. No talent Each candidate in one-piece The following awarded: Winner to check with usual trophy; 1st check, and 2nd check. Mrs. Betty Annelle charge of beauty contest. 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 promised punishment for ladies who do not adhere to Centennial Belle doctrine issued in a proclamation published In the News by Mayor Carlous Buffaiow of the City of Florala. The southern belles from left are Mrs. Lucllle Cox, chairman, Womens Participation Divi- sion of the June 24th 100th Masonic Celebration; Mrs. Katherine Cannon, chairman, Dresses and Bonnett Committee; Mrs. Mildred Kendrick, chairman, Promenade and Caravan Committee, and Mrs. Mamie Petrey, chairman, Centennial Belles Committee. If you are interested in par- ~. ticlpaLing in the Centennial Belle activities of this year's Celebration, contact one of the above ..... : mentioned ladies. .: YOU'LL FIND R&K Originals Helen Whiting Henry Lee Serbin Susan Petites Jonathan Logan Mize Lady Bug Herman Marcus Mr. Jack Henri of Dallas - Shoes Umbrellas MOTHER WANTS AT: - Dresses - Skirts "YOUR STOREs "The Doorway to Fashions" ANDALUSIA, ALA. 222-4244 Styles of Today with a Touch of Tomorrow. - Coats - Play Clothes Spectacular of Ladies' Suits - Girdles Airy and Light--by Risque Town & Country Air Step Rhythm Step Cobblers and other brands. - Hose - Hats - Lingerie - Sweaters - Panties - Gloves - Paiamas DENNEY CONTINUED FROM FRONT cher militancy, desegregatioll shrinking funds, community control, federal aid, and tl~ role of schools in social change. Setting for the exchange is the 30th annual convention of the national School Boards Asso. elation, the largest single gathering of the Nation's lay leaders in public education. Noted population biologist Paul R. Ehrlich of Stanford University was the keynote speaker for the first of the convention's four general ses- sions in San Francisco's Civic Auditorium. Other general ses- sion speakers included Pep. William L. Clay(D-Mo.)~ mem- ber of the House committee on education and labor; Dr. Robert D. Gates of Edlnboro (Pa.)State College; and U. S, Education Commissioner James E, Allen. More than 200 of the nation's leading authorities in education served as speakers or panel members for 52 special interest clinics designed to encourage audience exchange of ideas and information. NSBA council meetings (big city boards, com- munity college boards and school board attorneys), enter- tainment features, and exten- sive exhibits of educational sup= plies, equipment, services and school architecture compll- ment other parts of the NSBA convention program. Theme of the 1970convention is "School Boards in an Era of Unrest." Dr. Denney attended every session of the convention and stated it was the most interest,. ing and informative meeting he has ever attended.. Denney flew from Dothan to Atlanta then non-stop to San Francisco in 4 1/2 hours. CLEAN-UP CONTINUED FROM FRONT the Post Cflce has been mov- ed so as not to obstruct the view of the New Library; the building next door to Moody's Drug Store has a new front and awning; BCR Pharmacal lo- cated next door to Johnson- Rhoades Insurance Agency has been renovated; the 24th of June Headquarters building has con- siderable improvements, and The Bank of Florala has new drapes and wall-to-wall car- peting. In the downtown area there are still several buildings that need painting and face lifting. ALso, in the residental area there are vacant houses and lots that need to be cleaned up. Won't you property owners please take a look at your property to see what you can do to improve the appearance of your property7 The Clean-up Campaign is sponsored by the Florala Gar- den Club. RELATIVES, GUESTS ATTEND WEDDING OF GERALD HOLLEY Florala guests attending the marriage of Miss Rexanna Yates to Gerald Holley, April 19, at the First Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida and the reception following at t he bride's home, E1 Rancho were: Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Halley, Dr. and Mrs. William E. Halley, Jr., Victor and Crystal of the wedding party and Mr. and Mrs. Chmde L. Eiland, Mr. and Mrs. Vester Gamble, Mrs. J. J. Zorn, Mrs. Thurmon Robertson St,., and Mrs. J. F. Halley. - Luggage - Blouses - Bras - Costume Jewelry - Rain Coats Bags The Store for Fashionable Women South Central Alabama's Most Complete Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Shoe and Accessory Storel YOUR Ill'OR g **TNg DOORWAY' TO ~IPAIIMIONII' ANDALUSIA, ALABAMA "Your Store" "'The Doorway To Fashion ' i} ~ Hugh Assured Justice Justice Alva the Alabama who was last year, does i position and will term. Maddox is Florala High Alva Hugh, as here to his the sen of Mr. Maddox of Route He graduated County High Class of 1947 as of Ms class. year with The he entered the Alabama and in Journalism in law degree in ed two years in asaco At the Justice Association of the sldent of the Union. After Maddox served Alabama court Field Examiner ans of the U. S. Montgomery; Lice with John Judge and torney for Circuit; legal ernor George late Governor lace, and Brewer. pointed Justice Court in Justice of the First Montgomery. Attention is vertisement in Albert Brewer dox as ,,working full time" as does Governor Albert CONTINUED FRO' in a scene. No participate their parents also or unless they an organized Cast members talent other for fun and the exert a little will have lines to thing difficult to is welcome to making the spectacle a huge Items needed tacle production and or any equipment; dem bikes, baby buggies; valued antiques en washtubs, and rocking benches, etc. If these are in the pageant, Margot Cawthon