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[©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PLORALA NEWS - 1T! URSDAY, MAY 6, 1976 b , l/ L: "f : #I - seated, Mrs. Leonard Smith, Mrs. Melton Miss Helen White, Miss Lenore McFall; standing, from ~'•. •• ii•iii~t~,¸ : ;~,.~ -"roll HOWELL CIRCLE - seated, from left, Mrs. A. Mrs. Bill Brown, Mrs. Joe Bates, Mrs. Jack Me- standing, from left, Mrs. Barbara Stovall, Mrs• Charles Ernestine WATSON ....... Mrs. Nadine A. Watson, age 49, a resident of Gaskin, Flo- w~.~m~; ,~i.~ ::~ H//rtBruce,~eC//ngSdining out with his wife, rids, passed away Monday, May 3, 1976 in a Geneva hospital. about the size of the check. In a of the Pentecostal Church of ; : ~ She was a native of Walton ~ / began arguing with the waiter County, Florida and a member ~!~f huff the waiter snapped: Gaskin. ie "We've had people try this sort Survivors are her husband, of thing before." Alton D. Watson of Gaskin; three ~i Bruce was so offended that he sons, Kenneth Watson of Nap- filed suit against the restaurant for the damage done to his feelings. Florala Lions Club Holds Meeting left, Mrs. Aubrey Sellars, Mrs. Harry Woodham, Mrs. John Baldwin, Mrs. Earl Bush and Mrs. Jess Willette. "Their waiter," he complained in court, "deliberately embar. rassed me in public." But the court said hurt feelings were not an adequate basis for a lawsuit. The reason : this would be "getting into the realm of the trivial." This is the usual attitude of the courts toward the lesser slings and arrows of everyday life. "A certain toughening of the mental hide.'" observed one ex- pert, "is a better protection than the law could ever be." Nevertheless, most courts will recognize such a claim if the as- sault on the person's feelings is truly outrageous. A television re- possessor, knowing that an I l- year-old girl was home alone, de- manded angrily that she unlock the door. Otherwise, he warned, he would have her thrown into jail. The child was badly shaken by the incident, and in due course a court said damages were appro- priate. The court said: "The fright (with its conse- quences) was brought about by a malicious intention to injure the plaintiff." One famous case arose when a practical joker convinced a sickly old woman that a pot of stones she had dug up was actually a pot of gold. He arranged that she would discover the hoax under conditions of maximum public humitiation. Again a court found grounds for damages, saying that the joker had gone beyond the boundaries of common decency. 'i'he mental suffering," said Mlxson, Mrs. Inez Henderson, Mrs. Lular Goodwin of Enter- the judge, "must have been quite prise, and Mrs• Thelma Anderson. unbearable." A public service feature of the Circl" And " American Bar Association and q~ ~ the Alabama State Bar Assoeia. tlon. by Jack Davis The Florala Lions Club, in bi-monthly meeting Tuesday night, accepted the slate of new club officers as submitted by the nominating committee with no opposition and no no- minations from the floor. Elected were MarionCausey, president; Walter Stinson, first vice-president; Harold "Shot" Geoghagan, second vice-presi- dent; Ewin Moody, third vice- president; Joe Cox, secretary- treasurer; Jerry Birge, tail twister, and Jack Birge, lion tamer. The new slate will be instal- led at the July meeting. PAXTON FIRE REPORT by Jack Barge, Fire Chief I'm happy to report that the Paxton Fire Depart~nent re- ceived no fire alarms during the month of April. Even though we didn't have any fires to fight, we still had things to do to keep us from getting stale• A lot of people don't realize it, but every time Florala or Lockhart res- ponds to a fire, we are on alert to respond, if needed. As you may recall, the City of Florala had a water pro- blem this month and Paxton Fire members, Max Marsh and Dr. Sherman Johnson, put in 20 man hours assisting in pumping water to the City of Florala. During the month, 9.0 man hours were expended - 3 hours on the equipment and 10 miles driven on the truck. United Method Howell Circle #I of the United joined forces evening in the church Hall to celebrate bicentennial year delightful dinner. the invocation' by Anderson, every- himself to a beauti- buffet dinner, con- Spirit of '76 Salad, enry Peas, Paul Re- s, hombaked bread, ad and iced tea." Not the meal eye,appeal- Was delicious to eat. A. G. Williams intro- guests, Mrs. Ge- of Opp, speaker; Eddins of Anda- husband is District Mrs. Everett Andalusia whose hus- xecutive Director of West Florida Confe- Lular Goodwin of who is working at Center in Florala; Fricks, Jr., whose the GMAC represen- this area and Mrs. of The Flo- Mrs. Williams then Pledge of Allegiance to get the meeting Bates, Sr., gave the which she preceded from the De- of Independence. The entitled - "What Be?" - a composi- Betty Gorum of evening speaker. It mind a number of cannot be - a moun- into the blue, a its perfume and :enius - there are but there are so many ' can be - happy, en- ! Ourselves and to oth- in ourselves. Be- we can do anything do, as long as it is God and his devine relating to this Phillipians, Chap- can do all things ist, who strengthen- can be radiantly develop priceless enable us to reach business, our social lives. We should a habit. Relat- the book of Proverbs that is of a merry a continual feast•" of scripture heir us make a practice of thinking happiness is "This is the day the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it." Determine in your heart that with God's help, you will make a good day for yourself and others• Mrs. Bates introduced the speaker, Mrs. Gorum, who, to- gether with her husband and fa- mily, has spent a number of years in London, England. She made a comparison of religion in England and America. Ac- tually, there was none. None to speak of, anyway. Mrs. Go- rum said that the Londoner's morals were very loose and down right shocking. They have beautiful places of worship but few people or none wor- ship. She said the British be- lieved in God, but they had be- come lukewarm christians and were very indifferent to Christ's teachings. The first church they attended had thrown all the children to- gether for Sunday School. When they questioned the children afterwards, they found that they didn't even bare a teacher, no Christian literature and none could be found over there. She and her husband and other Am- erican families who were there got together and ordered Chris- tian literature from America KENNETH KIMBRIL PROMOTED TO SERGEANT omen and began their own Sunday School and encouraged Lon- doners to join them. She said that this was one of the most difficult tasks she had ever undertaken. The children would not pay attention• They made fun of their teachings, giggled, etc. They finally found that Londoners were great lovers of books and were able to reach the children through books. They organized their own pri- vate library and got the child- run interested in coming to Sunday School through the books and being able to check the books out. If they misbehaved in Sunday School, their library privileges were taken away. This is how they coped with the children, but she said the adults were impossible. She said that if Americans are not careful, we can fall into the same state of indifference as was seen in London and that would be most unfortunate. She encouraged those present to study God's word and live by it. Many of the UMW members brought old family heirlooms, antiques and items of interest which were " displayed for everyone's enjoyment. A re- production of a painting done by local artist, Art Forrester, entitled "Alabama Has It All" was of special interest. In- terested persons can purchase these reproductions at The Bank of Florala. es \ © 1976 American Bar Association i The U. S. Air Force has promoted Kenneth D. Kim- brat, son of Mr. and Mrs. Har- vey Kimbril of Lockhart, Ala- bama to the rank of sergeant. ~ Sergeant Kimbril is serving at King Salmon Airport, Alaska ., as a vehicle operator/dis- patcher. He graduated in 1973 from Florala~ (Ala.) High School. His wife, Vicki, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn H. Mar- ~ tin of Lockhart. FOR SALE: One #B722-23 Sofa and chair. Nanghahyde cover• $99.95. SULLIVAN FURNITURE. 5-6-1tc I UMW SPECIAL GUESTS - from left, Mrs. Gerald Gorum of Opp, Mrs. Henry Eddins and Mrs. Everett Barnes of Andalusia. / FOR RENT: building on West $th Avenue, next to and West of Florala Auto Parts. Phone 4-5298 or 8-6516. 5-6- ltp FOR SALE - One #B423 roll- a-way bed and mattress. Extra value $30.00. SULLIVAN FUR- NITURE. 5-6- ltc FOR SALE - One #B676 G.E. Refrigerator. Extra value• $50.00. SULLIVAN FURNI- TURE. 5-6-1tc FOR SALE - One #B503 Kelv. electric range. Extra value $59.95. SULLIVAN FURNI- TURE. 5-6- ltc FOR SALE - One #B595 Apt. gas range. Like new $119.00. SULLIVAN FURNITURE. 5-6-Itc FOR SALE: 1970Datsunpick- up. $1095.00. Phone 8-8506 or 8-3715. 5-6-1tc NOTICE: I &m not responsible for anyone debts other than my own. DONALD GREG EVANS. 4-29-4tpd CAMPER SHOW!! Motorhomes I $8988!! Pickup Campers $898! Travel Trailers $1,688!! Fold- ing Campers, stove, etc., $1388!! Parts galore!!! SQUIR- i REL'S TENTCITY, openevery- day!! U.S• Hwy. 98. 15 miles east of Pensacola. ' 4: l-6tc • . . UNITED METHODIST WOMEN look over bicentennial display of family heirlooms and an- tiques. FOR SALE: 12x60 house trai- ler. In good condiUon. Con- tact George Lancaster at 8-3342. 4-8-tfc FOR SALE: Citrus, pecan, peach, pear and other fruit trees. Also camellias, aza- leas and Var Ornamentals. Telephone 858-2711 nights. Open six days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Dean's Nursery, Samson Highway, Florala. 4-15-tic | I les, Florida, James Watson of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Joel Watson of Gaskin, Florida; one daughter, Rhonda Leddon of Gaskin, Florida; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Adams of Gas- kin, Florida; four brothers, Ferrin Adams of Florala, Wade Adams of Gaskin, Joel Adams of Florala, Glen Adams of Gas- kin; two sisters, Lynette Hol- loway of Gaskin, Linda Poston of Gaskin; four grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Frank Mires, Dalmer Burkett, R. J. Leddon, Jack Thorn, Coy Stafford and J. A. Walker- son. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday from the Pentecostal Church at Gaskin with the Reverends Gordon Ad- ams and Monroe Lee officiating. Burial was in the Pentecostal Church Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. BELl. Mrs• Lela Namoi Bell, age 89, a resident of South Fifth Street in Florala, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 1976 in an Opp hospital. She was a life long resident of this area and a member of the Clear Springs Baptist Church• She was the widow of the late Sam Bell of Florata. Survivors are three daugh- ters, Mrs. Ethela Turner of Florala, Mrs. Oree B. John- son of Route One, Florala, Mrs. Lillie B. Porter of Dundee, Florida; five sisters; nine grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday at 7.:00 p.m. from Evans Funeral Home with the Rev- erend J. L. Harris officiating. Burial was in the Florala Greenwood Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home direct- ing. BRYANT Henry Bryant, age 66, a re- sident of 1708 Railroad Ave- nue in Florala, passed away Sunday, May 2, 1976. He was a resident of Florala for the past 17 years and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Gracie Bryant of Florala; four sons, Joseph H. Bryant and Wil- liam H. Bryant, both of Paxton, David M• Bryant of Dude City, Florida, Jessie Bryant of Flo- rala; nine daughters, Mrs. Ada Ward of Pensacola, Florida, FOR SALE - One #B721 4 piece Redwood lawn set. Extra value at $59.00. SULLIVAN FURNI- TURE. 5-6-1tc FRONT YARD SALE - All types of Avon. You name it - ! have it. Gifts that are suitable for Mother's Day gifts. From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, May 8. 17 Catawba Street in Lockhart, Alabama, directly behind Lockhart Thrifty Mary. Vera Harrison. 5-6-1tp FOR SALE: 1966 Ford window van. &795.00. Phone 8-8506 or 8-3715. 5-6-Itc DO YOU NEED?? Plumbing or electrical work don@? Old or new. No job too large or small. Experienced - Youth- ful. All work guaranteed. Call Stun Caraway at 8-1082. 5-6-tf 5-6-tfc DEAR FRIEND: Your leader will tell you don~t pay us any attention. That's what they want. They will also say we don't believe in fighting. You know what? A peg leg man don't believe in a foot race either. We believe in fighting. Paul did in second Timothy, 4:7. You cannot have salva- tion in Baptist, Methodist name. Acts 4:12. BRO. BROOKS. 5-6-1tp FOR REMODELING AND RE- PAIRING, ROOFING, PAINT- ING, BUILDING, CONCRETE FINISHING, or for general construction work. Call Wins- ton E. Rowe, 1810 West 12th Avenue, Florala, Alabama, General Contractor. Phone 8-4753. 4-22-6tp 1 DO yardwork, tree trim- ming, carpenter and roof- work. Will do painting and have oak wood for sale. PHONE PETE DIRGA at 8-0156. 4-22-tfc CATFISH FINGERLINGS--- Large sizes - delivery avail- able. 376-2866 Triple M Catfish Farm. TRIPLE "M" CATFISH .FARM, Route 3, Georgiana, Alabama 36033. 4-15-tfc WANTED: used Chrysler. Clean, good condition. Call 8-4235. 5-6- Itp PAGE 9 Mrs. Minnle Bence, Mrs. Myr- tle Jackson and Mrs. Mera Jo-. nes, all of Milton, Florida, Mrs. Sara Lee Butts of Sneads. Flo- rida, Mrs. Nancy Davis, Mrs. Frances Jackson, Cathy Mae Bryant, all of Florala, Alabama, Mrs. Margie Dukes of Paxton, Florida; one brother, Marvin Bryant of Andalusia; three sis- ters, Mrs. Mae Scott and Mrs. Lou Scott, beth of Andalusia, Mrs. Minnie Lindsey of Leving- ton, Pennsylvania; 32 grand- children and 7 great grand- children. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Roy ,~ C. Maddox and Julian Luke ~ officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home dil~ectin~. IN MEMORY In loving memory of my dau- ~_- ghter, Miss Darlene Brooks, " who died May 3rd, 1974. Sadly missed along lifes way. Quietly remembered every day. Time and years go swiftly by, but loving memories never die. Tears in my eyes, I can wipe away, but the pain in my heart is here to stay. Sadly missed by her mother, grandmother, sisters, father and stepfather. 5-6-1tp CARl) OF THANKS ,s The Hedge Family would like to express their sincere appre- ciation for the kindness and un- derstanding received from friends and loved ones. A spe- cial thanks to the Staff of the Florala Memorial Hospital and First Baptist Men's Sunday School Class. Please accept our most humble gratitude for the food, flowers, visits and pray- ers at the passing away of our father and husband, Clifford. /,' Hedge. : Ruby Hedge, Buddy, Althea, ,~, Linda and Brenda and families..0 ~., 5-6-1tc ' '~/' ~)~ LEGAL NOTICF ,~,: Estate of V. D. Maraman, Deceased. Letters of Administration, cum testamento annexo of said deceased having been granted to the undersigned on the day of April, 1976, by the Hen. Le- land Enzor, Judge of the Pro- bate Court of Covington County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same withintime allowed by law or the same will be barred. /s/P. J. Maraman 4-~9-3tc FOR SALE: 1975 Monte Carlo. Power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt steering, swivel bucket seats, air-con- ditioning, AM/FM/STEREO TAPE, map light, plush in- terior. Only 7 months old. Beige with sandstone half vinyl roof. Contact Lynn or Rickey Lowery at 834-3825. 5-6-1tp Reduce safe and fast with Go- Bese Tablets and E-Vap"water • pills" at BOOTH'S DRUG. " 5-6-5tp :~.~ ~e.j ,'d! WILL DO BABYSITTING in my ',~,~ home. Day or night. Mrs. Pearl r.~ Worley. 102 West 3rd Avenue. ~ 5-6-1tp ~*~, ALL MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS carefully selected at THE FLO- RALA THRIFT STORE. The right gift for that very special person in your life. Check our selections, we're sure you'll find what you need for this special occasion• All gifts beautifully gift wrapped free. 5-6-1tc GIFTS FOR MOTHER at the FLORALA THRIFT STORE in- clude Dresses, Pant Suits, Sho- es by Charm Step, Hose, Lin- gerie, Purses, Fabrege', and a new shipment of neck scarves. All gifts beautifully gift wrap- ped free. 5-6-Itc FIVE DOLLARS AN HOUR -- Knapp Shoe part-time sales- men earn this much and more because commissions are higher than ever• NO invest- menu Free equipment! Free training program! Free Shoes! Interested? Write H. E. Mng- ner, Knapp Shoes, 425 Knapp Centre, Brockton, Massachu- setts 02401. 3-18-7tp FOR SALE: New, used and recap tires, auto, truck, trac- tor and industrial. WOOD TIRE SERVICE, INC., Opp, Alabama. Phon~, 493- 3800. 4-15-tfc WANTED: Representative for Orkin Exterminator Company. :i Salary, plus commission. No "~; experience necessary. Car fur- ;d nished. All major company ,' benefits provided. For infer- ,~ mutton, call collect in Mort- :,; roeville, 743-3167. 4-15-4tc