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! ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• ~ DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABI,ISHEI) IN 190{) LAKE JACKSON AND GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST YEAR NUMBER 7 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY TOWER and part of Monkey Bridge built by The Florala Boy Scout Troop I attended the Spring Campor- ee at Camp Ala-Flo on May 3 and 4. There was a total of about 120 scouts on the Camp, all participating in Compass Course, Signaling: Nature, Ca- noing, Physical fitness and pioneering. The Florala Boys brought home two ribbons. They were runner up in having Cleaniest Camp site and also runner up in total events. The Troop is now going into a training session for the Weeks Summer Camp to be held the last of June, and a 3 to 4 day Canoe Trip the last of August. Things they will be working on now is Life Saving, Swimming, First Aid and Nature. The Troop wants to thank Mr. Erskine Ziglar for assist- ing with transportation to and from Camp Ala-Flo. Symphony ,4 nthony Brown Death Result Of Aerosol Deodorant Inhalation The Florala Police Depart- ment received a call about 10:16 Wednesday morning, April 30, for emergency am- bulance service to 520 East Fifth Avenue. Upon arrival, the Tri-City Rescue Squad found Anthony R. Brown, age 14 of 1710 West Third Avenue, Florala, in cri- tical condition. According to reports from other youths in the house at the time, Anthony Brown had in- haled fumes from an aerosol can of deodorant. He was rushed to Florala Memorial Hospital where efforts to re- vive him were useless. The Alabama Department of Toxicology conducted an in- vestigation of the death and will release a report to the Florala Police Department in the next few weeks. Offers Rare FLORALA'S TROOP I that participated in the near Enterprise, Alabama, are left to right, mar Adams, kneeling, Scoutmaster Kim George, Lowery, Mark Watson, Oscar Golden and Civic Club is a visit by the tuled to be in Baptist ~y, May 15, ; were more Wing the last to Florala, their quota. mportant as to lose coy- tie Regional would to here. as rallied to ~ey most al- of the to rise )od giving. will be a and conven- your blood. Be sure to mark Thur- sday, May 15, as a day to rem- ember. If anyone needs trans- portation service phone the First Baptist Church 8-6334 and someone will pick those up. Seventeen year old donors are now being allowed to give. They must have consent (writ- ten) of parent, or guardian, un- less married, self-supporting, or in the Armed Forces. Also, persons who have had malaria can now give if three years have passed their recovery from the illness. Blood is something money cannot buy thus it is a noble and vital activity to be a blood donor. There is no better way to demonstrate compassion and generosity. Being a blood donor is like having additional insurance - GIVE!! rs urse !hool will oiler Itle I summer who In the '75-76' stem. will the lines of a to give pre- for to which attain. This . YOungsters of age on of the tration day igible first ly 9, 1975, Y. Prospec- must be in ~naPanied by an on pre- with the forms, immuni- 8:00 - 9:00 " 12:00 pre- Will continue dthout pa- ay be corn- coming for registraticn will need to bring ten cents (I0¢)for re- cess. Students in the rooms of Mrs. Greene and Mrs. GOb- den will not attend school on this day. Readiness testing, birth cer- tificates, and health certifica- tes are requirements for en- rollment. The Compulsory Im- munization School Entrance Law requires that children en- tering kindergarten or the first grade must be immunized against polio, diphtheria, te- tanus, pertussis, measles, and rubella. The summer term for pre- schoolers will be June 2 1975, through June 27, 1975 with daily classes from 8:00 - 12:00. EXPENSIVE KISS STUTTGART, GERMANY --A 39-year-old mechanic had his drivers license re- voked and was fined $3"/3 for negligence. While kiss- ing his girl friend, his car collided with another be- cause he forgot to fasten the hand brake. Opportunity The LBW Community Arts Council will close out a second, successful season at Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College by offering area residents the op- portunity to hear the world's :groatest music performed by one of this country's greatest orchestras. The New Orleans'Sym.phonT~ now in its 39th season, will perform in the Andalusia High • School auditorium on Thursday, May 15. Concert time will be 8:15 p.m. Tickets for this spe- cial performa;~ce may be pur- chased in advance by contacting the junior college at 222-6591. The tickets are $5.00 for ad- ults and $2.50 for students. For the convenience of those in the Florala area, tickets are available at the Bank of Flo- rala. Known for its youthful vital- ity and popularity with young music fans, the New Orleans Symphony's programs appeal to the widest of musical interests. The eighty virtuoso musicians, only five of whom were born in New Orleans, are natives of nine foreign countries and twen- ty-eight of our fifty states. Werner Torkanowsky, Music Director and Conductor, was born and educated in Israel. He made his conducting debut as winner of the coveted Nauru- bert Award with the New York Philharmonic in 1961, and since has emerged as one of the major conductors in the United States. Maestro Torkanowsky has been with the New Orleans Orches- tra for the past 12 years. Following an appearance in the "Windy City", the Chicago Tribune wrote, "Torkanowsky is loaded with talent., this tall slender, dark young man is a born conductor who has worked to know his job." A performance in New York prompted this comment by the New York Herald Tribune, "The orchestra is excellent, the con- ductor is at least that and a great deal more. New Orleans can be proud and New York can be grateful." NEW REGISTERING METHOD SIGNED INTO LAW President Ford signed Pro- clamation 4360 dated March 29, 1975, which changes the met- hod by which young men, both citizens and aliens, fulfill their obligation to register under the provisions of the Military Se- lective Service Act. The ter- mination of existing registra- tion procedures went into ef- fect April 1, 1975, Mr. Felix R. Petrey, State Director of Selective Service, said, "Planning is under way for a new registration proce- dure. The requirement to re- gister is still in full force and CONTINUED TO PAGE 6 t)F 101 ii%E X\\i M S(JNIC CEI.EBRA'Ii{)N THURSDAY, MAY 8, 197 VlPs ATTEND FHS BAND BANQUET - from left, FHS Principal Charles Stevenson, Band Booster President Jim Walker, G. Truman Welch, guest speaker, John Harlow, honorary band member, Director Charles Crum, Harold Blankenship, honorary band member and Mrs. Charles Crum. BAND BANQUET DEDICATED TO SENIOR MEMBERS - from left, Betty Miller, Gary Corbit, Diane Franklin, Robert Roflins, Carrie Savage, Cindy Woodham, Mike Hughes, Sue Jennings, Victor Burns, Beratta Gomillion. Not pictured Carlton Killingsworth and Willie Bass. Members of the Florala Wild- cat Marching Band, their pa- rents, and teachers were honor guests at a banquet Saturday night, May 3. Vice-President Robert Rol- lins welcomed guests, followed by the invocation by Band Boos- ter President, Jim Walker. Guests enjoyed a dinner of baked ham, string beans, can- died yams, slaw, home baked rolls, apple pie topped with cream, coffee, tea. The banquet was dedicated to senior members, Willie Bass, Victor Burns, Gary Cor- bit, Diane Franklin, Beratta Gomillion, Mike Hughes, Sue Jennings, Carlton Killings- worth, Betty Miller, Robert Rollins, Carrie Savage, Sha- ron Thompson and Cindy Wood- ham. They were each recog- nized with a senior awards by Band Director Charles Crum and his assistant, Mr. Harlow. Honorary band awards are e¢ogntzes and Robert Rollins were re- cognized as having been voted into Who's Who Among Music Students in American High Schools, for their outstanding musicianship. The speaker for the evening was Mr. G. Truman Welch, woodwind instructor at Troy State University and Clinician for King Musical Instrument Company. Selected to serve as Band Booster Club officers for the year 1975-76 were Mr. Pete Dawson, President; Mr. Cecil Cook, Vice-President; Mrs. Eulon Mills, Secretary and Mrs. Marion Mickelson Trea- surer. Man is actuated by two motives: the drive to get money and the fight to keep it. given each year to a person or persons not directly connect- ed with the band, but, who have contributed to the growth, the promotion, or smooth workings of the band. This award went to assistant director John Har- low and Harold Blankenship who came down from Troy during marching season last year to assist the young ladies bearing the flags. Other special awards went to Wanita Dawson, most outstand- ing beginner from City School; Pete Corbin, most outstanding beginner from W. S. Harlan in Lockhart; Lee Peters, most im- proved band member; Maria Sauls, most helpful band mem- ber, and Robert Rollins, most outstanding ,musician. Rollins sat 6th chair in Red Band All- State Music Festival and re- ceived a superior rating at Solo and Ensemble Contests. Senior band members, Cindy Woodham. Beratta Gomillion 15c PER NI! GLE COi'Y The new Paxton Exchange Braiding located i, P-xton, , ,~ :da. I/lUeS Construction continues on the *.xpansioa and improvements to .he local telephone system. Pictures accompanying this ~tory detail items of the con- ~truction progress. The Laurel Hill Exchange #ork is approximately 95% :ompleted. The company cur- rently plans to cutover the new Laurel Hill facilities on June i, 1975. The Paxton and Florala Ex- :hange work is on schedule. rhe company plans to cut these :acflities in September and )ctober 1975. The New Cen- ral Office Equipment is being nstalled in Florala now. Strom- ~erg-Carlson Corporation, Ro- :hester, N.Y., the manufactu- "er, has five installers work- ng on the exchange. The Pax- on Exchange Building with ~enterfitt. Contractors, Inc., as :he building is nearing con- ~truction. The central office ,.~quipment for Paxton has ar- rived and is being stored lo- cally until the building is com- pleted. Recent rains have held upthe cable laying operations. How- ever, the contractor is confi- dent that this time can be made up and the project will be com- pleted on time. Approximately 132 miles of cable .have been installed to date. When the project is complet- ed only 1, 2 and 4 party ser- vice will be offered. Long dis- tance facilities will be increas- ed and direct distance dialing will be available• The com- pany invites questions and visits concerning this program. |ill i Additional Telephone L'onstr.rtion i)irt.res I'.ge 7 Ba.d l~ttttqttt, t Pitt u res I' tg,, 6 .,Idditiotml Stout Pirtures l'ttge 6 DANGEROUS RISK! While enjoying a leisurely Sunday after- noon stroll on horseback, Clay Poppell and Saxon Wagner hap- pened upon this ghastly monster. With nothing more with which to kill him, Clay promptly pulled off his belt end began pounding him with the buckle, lie must be quite a strong man, as it took only four pops to knock hint off. The snake measured 5 feet and 6 inches and had recently shed his skin, losing most of his rattles.