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- ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. WELLES ...... ........... cu .',7 A;:¥ }iI~+,1 , .. '4 0N BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON YEAR ESTABLISHED IN 1900 & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 103 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CEI,EBRATIONS n i .| i i i NUMBER 8 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY 'THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1974 IOc PER SINGLE COPY Students To POses with her horse, Sonny Sorrell, after winning the 1st Place trophy in ure at Green Horn Saddle Club Horse Show in Kinston, Alabama Saturday, riders are age 13 and under. So you see Jan was in compt#dtion with than she. Entrees are judgt~l on horsemanship, ability to control the trot, and canter at judges command. of Jack and Judy McDaniel, is in the third grade at Paxton and has place trophies in Dixie Saddle Club rodeos. She had been riding a horse enough to sit up in the saddle. seem to be in competition to see which one can raise ~he most beautiful Orala News photographer would hate to have to be the judge - those McDaniel beautiful. Attend Boys State The American Legion spon- sored Boys State will be held June 9 - 14 in Troy, Alabama. To be selected to attend Boys State is one of the highest ho- nors conferred on a high school student. Educators and lead- ing citizens endorse the citi- zenship - training' program sponsored by the American Le- gion. The purpose of Boys State is to educate our youth in the duties and privileges of American citizenship. It is a program of training in the practical aspects of govern- ment. It is functional in that applications of the principles of democratic government are made in every possible way. The Constitution of the State of Alabama and its statutes are the patters from which the fundamental lawsof Boys State is developed. Citizens of Boys State will not only review their knowledge of the political machinery of a republic but will find them- selves doing exactly the same chores as are done by real office-holders in the everyday world. They choose their own officials in accordance with re- gular electoral procedure. They learn the duties of the various city, county, and state officials. They introduce and argue their own bills in their Boys State Legislature. Boys selected to attend from Florala are Hamp Tew, Mike Welch and Victor Burns. They are sponsored by Andrew Jack- son Post #77, The American Legion, Florala, Alabama. The Rotary Club and Franklin Fer- guson Co., Inc., have supple- mented the Legions expense of sending two of these boys riO/ Boys State. "He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows." - T. FULLER No Supper At Senior Night Still Lurks In The Background There was an error made awards will be made at this concerning Senior Night at time. The seniors invite pa- Ja ks CI d Florala High School. Word rentsandothersverynearthem c on care had gotten out and it had been only. The seniors will sit with tnming and Skiin By Merle Woodham Lake Jackson State Park Ranger, of the Florala Waterworks Board; head of Alabama State Parks; Mayor Joe Chairman of the Coy. Co. Board of Com- Crum Foshee, and Representative Frank a notice from the Covington County Health that laboratory results from recent water Lake Jackson, Florala, Alabama meet the for the lake to be used for swimming, boat- published that there would be a covered dish or buffet supper that night. This is an error. There will be no supper that night. This was not an error on the newspaper's part or any- one else. It was a simplemis- understanding. Senior night is new for Flo- rain High School. It will be Monday, May ZT, 1974, this year. All scholarships and their parents and the program will be informal. The seniors are enthused over this pro- gram. Many schools have a program of this nature. This gives the seniors an opportu' nity to be with their parents and classmates since many will be going in separate directions very soon. This also makes the baccalaureate and graduation services shorter. ......... be on duty full time as soon as school is out lrday, Sunday, and after school. Swimming pe r m itt ed. news. But the fact remains that the source of the pollution, the very disabled sewer on Lake Jackson State Park is still to handle the job and the rainy season (three :: l), we will be faced with the same situation to prevent such a reoccurance. : ~, Only two members on the Water Board, the But, there is no reason why Ed Lord ember, Homer Johnson, can't contact various a new pump to be installed just as soon as advice from a reputable engineer to see if rCOUld be altered. But ~ny guess is that they themselves to spend some money - and this t~ything less than the best. meets next Monday night, 6:00 o'clock, Cafeteria. The vacancies on the Water at this meeting. I plan to find out when the of the Water Board will be held follow- and I hope many of you will join me for this assoonas I find out. I hope the incum- Board will have made some definite plans advise us of them. Because I promise you to be like a thorn in their side until I am there will be absolutely no further poilu- feature and natural resource - Beau- not a fighter. But I at the drop of a hat of this once beautiful and pollution as far as I am concerned, the hat has been war. that we keep hearing - "Well I don't know has always been that way" are certainly no the more reason for us to do something oil Florala when He placed Lake Jackson at not stand by and see if further abused not Florala and Lockhart join one other south- 'n in not having installed some kind of sewage e still cart our raw sewage off down a ditch most precious possessions, a nearby creek. in the dark ages, a fact that I am not too We get a letter from the Alabama Historical to see if any historical sites or buildings areas where the pipelines and treatment I don't know how you all feel about it, but behind as we are with sewage disposal - I not preserving it. So, for goodness sake historical survey is just so much bunk ~ONTINUED TO PAGE 4 RECIPIENTS OF THE ENCAMPMENT AWARDS PRESENTED BY MR. SEYMOUR GITENSTEIN - Standing left to right, band di- rector, Mr. Charles Crum, James Parker, Mike Hester, Sharon S Thompson, Ramona Lord, and Mr. Seymour Gitenstein. Seated, left to right, Ginger Ward, Pare Bullard, Carrie Savage, and Angelia Bradley. t Pl AWARD WINNERS - Back row, left to right, Mr. Charles Crum, band director, James Parker, Most Outstanding Musician; Beratta Gomillion - For Outstanding Leadership; Anne Mills, Most Improved Band Member. Front row, left to right, Sheila Parker, Most Helpful; Paula Bradley of Lockhart, Most Outstanding Beginner; Robert Spicer, Most Outstanding Beginner from Florala City School. I Band students, parents, and special guests enjoyed the an- nual Band Banquet Saturday night, May 11 at the Florala High School cafeteria. The theme for this year's banquet was "Music Makes The World Go Round" and was carried out very effectively throughout the cafeteria. Miss Ginger Ward present- ed the invocation, followed by the dinner. Following the meal, President Wilbur West began the program by welcoming guests. Band Director Charles Crum recognized special guests at the banquet and wel- comed them. Afterwards, Mr. Crum presented Senior Awards. Senior Awards are given to those seniors in the band who have stayed "with it" no mat- ter how rough it got. Many thanks to those seniors who have helped out so much this year. to make the band as good as it was, says Mr. Crum. The Honorary Band Member Award, which is given each year to the person, not di- rectly connected with the band, but who has contributed to its growth, was given toMr. Terry Brooks. Decorations were made by band students with the decora- tion committee in charge. Due to postponement of the May 13 City Council meeting, it will be held on Monday night, May 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Florala City School Lunch- room. The second monthly meet- ing will be held May 27, 1974. S FLORALA INTERACT CLUB MEMBERS AND TBI~,IR SPON- Recreation Board Chairman J. C. "Buddy" Strickland is SOR, JERRY EVANS, are busy painting and making vast improve- asking that everyone who puts in any time or spends any money ments an upstairs room at the old National Guard Armory for on this restoration please keep up with every hour and every cent their regular meeting place, spent. He is working on a plan to get matching funds on all Members of the Florala Recreation Board and interested labor and money spent in this effort. Thls cpuld really boost citizens are still working Thursday evenings in their efforts the program should it become a reality. ReQp your fingers to make this a recreation center for which Florala can be crossed. justly proud. At the Band Banquet for 1974 at the Florala High School last Saturday, May 11, 1974, the fol- lowing Wildcat Band members were presented awards by Mr. Seymour Gitenstein: Two week encampment tothe University of Southern Miss- issippi in honor of the late Mr. Cheighton Allen, a noted native son of Mississippi and a well known composer of this century: Randy Bulger - Tuba; Pare Bullard - Baritone; Angelia Bradley - French Horn; Mike Rester - Percussion; Carlton Killingsworth - Trumpet., Ra- mona Lord - Clarinet; Beverly Miller - Clarinet; Carrie Sa- vage :Flute, and Sharon Thompson - Clarinet. In addition to the band en- campment awards, Mr. Giten- stein presented two outstand- ing senior members of the Wildcat Band special awards also in honor and memory of the late Mr. Creighton Allen: James Parker - Trumpet - University of Alabama and Ginger Ward - Trumpet - Doug- las MacArthur Technical Ins- titute. In making the awards from the Gitenstein Foundation, Mr. Seymour Gitensteinmen- tioned to the Wildcat Band members that he and Mr. Ers- kine Ziglar had visited the University of Southern Mis- sissippi last summer and had seen first hand what a marve- lous program they have for members of high school bands who go there for a two week encampment, Helicopter Lands A t W.S. Harlan Friday, May 10, was an ex- citing day at Lockhart's W.S. Harlan School. A helicopter from Fort Rucker landed for a school visit. It was viewed and inspected closely by all students and all school per- sonnel. The visit was in res- ponse to an invitation by the W. S. Harlan Science Club. Slides were shown and ques- tions answered by 1st Lt. Wal- ter Miller and Chief Warrant Officer J. C. Watson. Lt. Miller gave a most in- teresting exploration relative to why helicopters fly so low in this area. He pointed out that skill in low flying is vital to the helicopter pilot in case of necessary flights in armed conflict between the U.S. and an enemy. Anti-aircraft mis- siles are deadly on high fly- ing helicopters; therefore, low flight training is required now in the helicopter flight train- ing program. Helicopters and the pilots who fly them have saved many lives in recent years and are now a most important and vital part of ~ur country's military program. TREES lower air temper- atures by enlisting the sun's energy to evaporate water in the leaves. i