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- SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ~ISEAGREEMENT. REPRODJJDTIQI~,.DI$SEMINATION STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. HURSDAY, MAY 16, 1974 Auxiliary Holds for their morning, They left up the students -at 5:30 SChools all the bus. them a They around at the Ft. swim- .,l,n the pool ~ent back to the ShopPing. They went to meetings in the after- noon where state candidates presented their platform. They had a dance that night where Mr. Thomas was asked to sing; after several hours of dancing everyone went to bed. Saturday morning they voted. Then they had dinner at the Fabulous Kapok Tree Restau- rant, which some say is the most beautiful restaurant in the world. That night they had another dance. They gave Mr. Thomas a birthday party with the usual things such as cake and drinks. He got one present which was a "Keep On Streak- ing" shirt and a party hat. Since it was their last night Beta made the most of it. The next morning, Sunday, after a delicious breakfast at McDonalds they drove back stopping at Perry for lunch. They arrived in DeFuniak about 6:00 p.m., tired and happy. The Walton students gave Mr. Tho- mas a serenade with the song written by them entitled "Mr. Thomas Drove A Bus", sung to the tune of Old MacDonald. ADVENTURE team pitcher, Kathy Hogans. In big on Friday, rallies, Paxton scored 10 runs many of the in two innings, leading 11-4 in to Beta the end of the fifth. Every Bob- cat had key ,hits and scored girls, runs in the uprisings, a real was stillfine team effort. Pat Washing- with ton and Joan Paul hit long balls forced toto drive in several runs, and Stephens Janie Hammond, Mary AnnNo- replace hies and Joan Beard were cre- o was at a dited with doubles. Cathy Ro- berts, Belinda Reeves, and to a 4-1Linda Rogers contributed de-- but fensively in holding the slugging the Braves to only two more runs, Maria both on a long homer by Ann Wilkerson Adams. The final of 11-6 was [r defense the first victory of the year Bobcats over Walton for Coach Stephens s best team, avenging two previous losses. Band To Play At Graduation boys that to state. one mile, :ot second 100 yard dash. second Burlison m the 440 lay ast week. .int Wash- reoghagan, .nd David placed Track Hu- Gary roggins. put and pro- to go to Proud of them the Paxton's band will play the graduation march for the Se- niors on Senior Day, at Bac- calaureate and Graduation. TRIUMPH The Paxton girls played the Laurel Hill girls, May 1, 1974, at the Paxton softball field, at one o'clock. Laurel Hill lead the game un- til the fourth inning, till Pat- ricia Washington hit a home- run with the bases loaded which brought the score 7 to 6, Pax- ton favor, Then Paxton manager ton favor. Then Paxton man- aged to make three runs in the last inning, leaving the final score 10 to 6, Paxton's favor. We are very proud of Miss Stephens and her girl's softball team. Their record presently is 3-2 with 1 regular game left against Freeport on May 17, 1974. The tournament will be held on May 25 at Walton High. For the second straight year seven members of Mr. Wootens earth science class floated down the Shoal River from the state road 285 bridge to the Crow- der Cemetery bridge, about six miles. Embarking on two boats and four inner tubes, about 9:30 Saturday morning, the tired but happy navigators climbed out about 1:30 p.m. After the trip, the class stopped off at Wolf Creek for fossils. Qualifying Date Announced Mr. Hammond announced that Friday, May 17, 1974 will be the last day to qualify for the student election. The candi- dates will speak before the stu- dent body on May 20, and the election will be held on Friday, May 23, 1974. Anyone with a "C" average, who is interested in running for office, should see Mr. Hammond before Friday. Paxton Clinic Report BY BETTY O'SHIELDS There are times when we gray ladies feel un-needed and in the way and so we are doubly appreciative when we find our efforts are worthwhile as was stated by Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Drake, Mr. Kyle and others last Thursday night at our school PTA meeting. The average cases treated for the week were 19; treat- ment administered by the fol- lowing: Monday Dorothy Daughtry; Tuesday - Betty O'- Shields; Wednesday - Mary Agnes Talbot and Yvonne War- ren; Thursday - Regina Cash- well and Winnie McNair, and Friday - Janice Worley. There are several gray lad- ies who need to mark the ca- lend'ar for the month of May. Please do so first chance you get. In fact there are so few days left until summer vaca- tion, why not fill it all the way to June 5. Installation The Woman's Auxiliary to the Covington County Medical So- ciety met in Opp, May 8 at the home of Mrs. James G. Dunn, Jr. Twelve members and one visitor, Mrs. Winifred Rather of Union Springs, were present. Mrs. Cumbie gave a most informal interesting, and in- formative book review "I'm O.K. - You're O.K." by Dr. Harris. It seemed from the. response to the review that many members were sti- mulated to read the book. The following officers: Mrs. John Holl'ey - President; Mrs. A. B. Lee - Vice President; Mrs. Charles Tomberlin - Se- cretary; Mrs. L . L. Parker- Treasurer, were installed by Mrs. Richard Spurlin. At the conclusion of the installation, Mrs. Holley gave an inspiring acceptance speech. The next meeting will be held in Andalusia, September 11. Birth Rate Slows As Affluence Grows The more dcvelopcd the country, thc more likcly it is to have low population growth rates, according to the World Population Conference. Most of the world's highly industrialized nations, including Western European Cotlntrics, Canada, Japan and the United States have low growth rates. They are expected to maintain an overall downward trend. The USSR, Eastern Euro- pean and Scandinavian coun- tries have government policies encouraging family planning, with resulting lower birth rates. In the U.S., birth rates reached the lowest rate ever in 1972, with an average number of children per couple at 2.03 and population growth rate of .7 per cent per year. Inflation Rated Worse Than Energy Crisis Worldwide inflation in 1974 may present a greater danger in slowing economic growth than the shortage of energy according to the First National City Bank of New York. Throughout the world, in- flation is slowing the growth of real money stocks to the point where businesses and households may respond by reducing expenditures, Citi- bank economists warned in a recent issue of the bank's economic letter. "To prevent inflation from making the slowdown or re- cession even deeper in the United States, the growth of the money stock would have to be accelerated to a sub- stantially higher rate than in 1973," Citibank econo- mists said. This confronts monetary policy makers with a hard decision, not only in the United States, but abroad: accept a full-blown reces- sion or pump up the money supply and boost prices even further, the letter noted. Citibank economists also pointed out that one of the effects of the oil shortfall has been a cutting back in the "dollar overhang"--dol- lar assets held by foreign central banks. I MOTHERS, here is a special little carefully read Prov. 31st chap- Special to young mothers. Dear reader, a point to see that some young mother =m - essage. ou know that in all the world there is :er than that of motherhood? And equally responsibility under God for the proper YOur calling. You have b~ought a little arid which shall continue somehwere for Ong with this precious jewel's eternal train of influence which shall likewise Are you so related to God, and so liv- that you are prepared to be judged by you are training that treasure? And red to face the train of influence which ,~a the child's life? You as no other will influence this child for eternity. consider this matter, then ask your- lad of contribution am I making to the Will the returns be? All the money that in a million years is not so valuable little one. You can afford to live on realm. You cannot afford to Child's highest and eternal interests. ~r your own life to Christ completely, and trainthat jewel inthe way of love, and shield the life from sin. Two hun- there lived in England two great and and Charles Wesley, who, under the history of England. They had a Susanna Wesley, who trained them in They blessed the world, and With her own children, have arisen her blessed. Great is her reward. ,29). lepresenting missionary interests in mesia, and India. Free I year sub- AMBASSADOR for the asking. No CHRIST'S AMBASSADORS, INC., P.O. Box 348, Lakewood, Fla.,32566. SPeaking e-gagements. MISS MAY -- While enjoying an afternoon study break, pretty Livingston University freshman, Sally Bolten, poses on the patio at the home of L. U. President and Mrs. Asa N. Green. Miss Bolten is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Bolten Jr. of Mobile and is Livingston's Lovliest for May. PAGE 9 Bass Tells Of Study Of 4-Lane Mr. Ray Bass, Highway Di- rector for the State of Ala- bama, met with the Highway 331 Group in Opp this past Monday night. Bass told the group that a study was being made in connection with the first phase of four-laning this section of road which covers 9 miles between Brantley and Luverne. Time required to hold hearings that are required by law under environmental protection agencies and other federal agencies would take around two years before work could commence. Bass also explained to the group that the State of Ala- bama puts 14 million dollars a year in State Funds for the Highway Department while states around Alabama support highway programs anywhere from 50 million in Mississippi to 200 million in Florida. Florala was represdnted by James York, Homer Johnson, Lewis Eiland and Joe R. Evans. Also in attendance were Sena- tors Crum Foshee, and Sena- ter Elect Wendell Mitchell, Chairman of Highway 331 Group, Representative Frank Jackson and Representative Harold Wise. Mayor Malcom Senn hosted the meeting in Opp with a large group of citizens from Opp and Luverne in at- tendance. MR. AND MRS. E. B. PICKRON AND SON, Stoney of Florala are shown with a BIG Catch from Juniper Lake last Tuesday morning. The three fished from 6 to 10:30 to get this big string but it proved to be worthwhile. They caught 84 bluegills, averaging 1 1/4 pounds a piece. Balance of Trade Records Big Surplus The U.S. balance of trade ledger moved $1.7 billion into | the black in 1973, compared with a record deficit in 1972. | The swing from deficit to surplus amounted to $8.1 bil- | lion, the largest one year change in history. | U.S. exports grew at a rate | nearly twice that of imports in both agricultural and manu- | factured products. | I II . I i lle Ylorala Trum SOUTH FIFTH STI~EET - FLORALA, ALABAMA 36142 LARRY K. WOODHAM ......PUBLISHER - EDITOR MERLE WOODHAM ......... ASSOCIATE EDITOR r I i I i ill~ illm i i m m i i iI I I I I I Don't let ahot water faucet leak. One drop a second adds up to about 200 gallons a month. Right down the drain. That's just one energy hint from Alabama I Power's free booklet. I I I I I I I I I - SUBSCRIP flON RAt ES - Covington County, Alabama .......... $5.25 Elsewhere }. 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