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i !©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• ON. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ; - THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1973 ¥ I I.,/.l ,i,,,,I' I l,,l'Sl I Postal Examination To Be Given The Florala Post Office has announced that applications are now being accepted, and exa- mination will be given to es- tablish a register of eligibles from which future clerk and carries vacancies in the local months. Post Office will be filled. No experience is required. Bids were opened and pur- All applicants will be required chase was awarded in the pur- to take a written examination chase of spraying equipment at Dotban, Alabama, designed needed by City in control of to test aptitude for learning mosquitos and flys in City. and performing duties of the Zep Manufacturing Company's position, bid of $2,297.00 for three drums Application Form 2497-AB of spray and sprayer was low may be obtained at the local due to fact of ratio of mixture Post Office. of spray. 1 part to 39 parts to mixture was Zep's formular YOUTH REVIVAL while next bid of 1 part to 14 to all the friends of the Church to join them during this special "Week-end of Celebration" at the Samson Methodist Church on May 18-20, 1973. CITY COUNCIL CONTINUED FROM FRONT suet. operations. Mayor Evans stated to the group that the City would proceed with such land- fish holes in low places are being pulled up and used for gas pipes." The August 10, 1911 issue carried a long article about the fine schools in Florala and also a lengthy article about the prevention of typhoid fever which was apparently frighten- ing in those days. fill plan. The Milton Gazette says an The Council also authorized exchange, in speaking of a de- the adding of a man to the Street ceased citizen, said: "We know Department due to extra load him as old ten per cent - the of garbage and Street Depart- more he had the less he spent - ment work during summerthe more he got the less he lend he's dead - we don't know where he went - but if his soul to heaven is sent - he'll own the harp and charge 'era rent." .... by Del Chemical was next at ........ ..... TO BE HELD AT $1,500.00. The amount of - left to right are Brenda Wrieht. Brett Currention, Sandra Knotts, Kay Gomillion, Linda Birge, Ann McLaney, MT. GILEAD CHU RCH spray mixture with Zep Chemi- .Milton Parker, Larry Jordan, and Landon Fink. A Youth Revival at Mt. Gilead cals made Zep low bid in terms Baptist Church will be held be- wanted. The Council autho- ginning Thursday night, May 17, rized Mayor Evans to contact and running through Sunday bidders in order to assure de- morning, May 20, 1973. Rev. livery date before Mayor award- AI Jackson, formerly of Flor- ed final purchase. May 8, 1973, VICA annual of train- VICA OFFICERS - left to right, Brenda Wright," Milton Parker, Sandra Knotts,.Edward Bass, Linda Birge, Landon Fink, Lynn Brown. given by : ; Dresident, Welcomed the ENTERTAINERS, "THE SPIRITS" - left to right Kathy Cook, Tim Willis, Beth Harrison, Gwen Kelley, James Parker,- Bill Rodwell. Seated at the piano is Connie Adams. enjoyable dinner The tables were ! roses, iris and Miniature U.S. ala and now a student in Ft. Worth, Texas, will be the visit- ing evangelist for each of these services. Night services will begin at 7:30 P.M. and the Sunday morn- • ing Services will include Sunday School at 10:00 A.M. and Brother Jackson will bring the message at the ll:00 o'clock worship service. "We invite and encourage all adults and youth to be with us in this revival effort., If you are unable to attend, please pray for the meeting," the young people of Mr. Gilead say. There will be special singing each night. ENON CHURCH TO SPONSOR SING SUNDAY, MAY 20 The Enon Church cordially invites all friends and local singers to Maloy Memorial Sing, Sunday, May 20 beginning at 9:00. Everyone's asked to bring a lunch. COUNTY LOAN AND PURCHASE PRICES A drummer by the name of Dean had his foot so badly wrenched while attempting to board the Florala train in Opp Wednesday morning, that am- putation became necessary and local physicians performed the operation. We understand the unfortunate man is getting along alright. W. M. Shepherd is doing his part in keeping the people cool during this hot, sultry weather by placing on the market, here and elsewhere, large quantities of ice cold drinks. The Planning Board present- ed to the Council at Mayor's request a list of material for (I had never heard of a Dr. wiring of tables at State Park Pendry being here but accord- for lights. Material in the ing to the following personal total amount of $198.00 was news item there was. I don't authorized by the Council for know what kind of doctor he purchase of wiring material, was). The State will wire shelters Miss Martha Lou Pendry of with City of Florala purchasing Andalusia, has been visiting at these supplies, the home of her brother, Dr. April bills in the amount of j.W. Pendry. $5,294.00 were received and ap- proved by the Council. It was Engineer Phillips, who runs noted that in these bills were the local freight between Flor- purchase of poles for Little ala and Georgiana, was called League Baseball field, fire to some summer resort in equipment and lighting equip- Tennessee by a telegram from ment for baseball field. These his wife saying that their little items were approved at a prior child was dangerously ill and Council meeting and were bud- not expected to live. Mr. get requests. Phillips has deepest sympathy. Vacancies on the Recreation Board were noted and the Coun- Rapidly spreading in Florala- cil requested names to fillthese the baseball fever. at the next regular meeting. Ed Harrison was suggested to A fan is used for a double to organize a singing contest among leading singers and singing societies in south Ala- bama and west Florida. The contest will take place at the auditorium on the 15th and 16th of September. Homesome silk banners will be awarded as prizes. With Prof. Straughn's pres- tige as a singer and the as- sembling together of so many leading vocalists, the occasion promises to be of a most in- teresting character. EDITORIALS The good roads boud issue of $70,000 was carried in Wal- ton County, Florida. This is a progessive step and shows that the people of that county are becoming thoroughly im- bued with the good roads spirit. Two blood hounds recently bought by the sheriff of Henry County at a cost of about $125, were poisoned. The animals may pull through and live. The dastardly deed was committed, doubtless, by some violator of the law, whodreaded the dogs and wanted them out of the way. August 17, 1911 That issue carried a long article written by W. R. Bick- erstaff opposing what he called "the damnable bar room." A vote was to be made on the 21st day of July for or against the open bar. He said in the article: "Now I know there are a great many people who feel and say that conditions can be no worse than they now are in Florala." At that time, Florala had bar rooms which were ap- parently "illegal" and the vote was to legalize the open bar rooms. Mr. Bickerstaff was very much opposed to the le- galizing of the open bar rooms and made some mightly strong statements in reference to them including "Remember that the recording of God will hoverover Florala on that eventful day, tak- ing note of every man's vote. You must meet God with this record, some of you perhaps before 1911 is gone. What will your record be." the Council by a Recreation purpose just now- to keep cool Board member, J. T. Fuller. and to keep off the gnats. Any other person wishing to '~ An article was reprinted in the serve on such Board s~ould A gentleman who has paid August 17, 1911 issue of The present his or her name tb any some attention to the matter, Florala News from the Mont- Another quite long article was of an obstruction of a river. CONTINUED FROM FRONT cided whether the mill will be located on the north end of the timber or at Glendale, in the center of the timber, or on the L & N railroad at or near De- Funiak Springs. Inducements are expected from several lo- cations, either of which are practicable and economically situated." AUGUST I0, 1911 N. B. P0well, ex-mayor of Opp, and Mrs. Mac Ledlow of same place, were married a few clays ago. SOMEWHAT DROUGHTY is the title of an article carried in that issue taken from a news- paper in Kansas. It reads: "It is so dry here that wa- gons are going with their ton- gues out. Ice has to be soaked in water all night before it is wet enough to make lemonade. The catfish kick up such a dust in the bed of the river that the river has to be sprinkled be- fore you can go fishing. A spark from an engine set fire to a pond and burned up a lot of bull frogs before the fire could be extinguished, and the ground is so dry and hard that craw- Hill, were unifed in marriage Wednesday, August 9th. We wish best wishes to the happy young couple. The Opp Messenger was shown three leaves of tobacco Which was grown three miles south of that place, the largest which measured 23 inches across and 33 inches in length. There is no good reason why the cultivation of tobacco should not be made a leading industry in this section. HAY RIDE A delightful hay ride was given last Thursday night in honor of Miss Annie Bennett of Georgiana, who is visiting Misses Vivan and Kate Parker. The party, fourteen in number, was driven out to the old Cock- roft plum orchard where lunch was spread and a most de- lightful time enjoyed. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Penton were the chaperones. PASTER STEWART RESIGNS Rev. E. M. Stewart pre- sented his resignation as pas- tor of the Baptist Church last Sunday night. This step is generally regretted, not only by members of the Baptist Church, but the public generally. During the short stay in our midst of Brother Stewart and family, they have won many warm friends who will deeply regret their going away. (You remember this column had a report of Mr. Stewart accepting as pastor of the Flor- ala church during the first of the "Diggin' Into the Past" columns.) DIED After a lingering illness of about two months, Miss Mar- garite George, the fifteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. George, died last Wed- nesday morning at 7 o'clock. The death of this young lady has cast a gloom over the en- tire community, as with her aimable disposition and cheer- ful manner she made friends of all who knew her. She will be greatly missed, especially by the large number of young friends, with whom she was a general favorite. We extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved parents and re- maining members of the family. The interment will take place today. Rev. E. M. Stewart conducting the burial service. SINGING CONTEST The inter-state chautauqua company, always on the look- out for some way in which to build up and render more popular the institution in which is felt to much pride and in- terest by our people, has in- ducted Prof. N . O. Straughn ting section 13 of an act of congress, known as "An act making appropriations for the construction, repairs and pre- servation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes." The affiant alleges that Hicks on or about April 1, in Covington County "discharged and de- posited from and out of a barge and other floating craft, refuse matter, consisting of slabs from a floating saw mill into the Conecuh river, a navigable river." Moore was said to have in operation at the time, a num- ber of rafts on the Conecuh river, and he complained that the refuse dumped into the stream by Hicks obstructed the river so as to make it im- passable. Hicks was given bail pending a preliminary hearing. The article closed with the fol- lowing paragraph: "Particular interest has been manifested in the case owing to its oddity. Federal officials declared that a smiliar proceed- ing in Alabama has never been known as far back as they can remember." PERSONALS Miss Pearl Adams will attend school at Montevallo. T. F. West of Milton, Fla. paid THE NEWS a pleasant call Friday. Mr. West is the newly elected president of the Bank of Florala. Grady McDaniel who has been sick for several days, is able to be on duty. Curry and Carl Cawthon left at the O.K. drug store Friday two stalks of cane of the rib- ben and green cane variety, each of which had 7 or 8 fully matured joints. Fine sample of what this section can do in the way of growing cane. The following have been ap- pointed managers for the elec- tion which comes off August 21st: F. A. Adams, T. R. Ro- berts, B. S. Clayton, managers; 1'. J. Williams and Larkin Ad- ams, clerks; J. H. Owens, re- turning officer; J. E. Hughes, J. T. Manning and J. L. Johns- ton, managers; H. H. McDouglad and Walter Brown, clerks; R. E. L. Stewart, returning of- ricer, for Florala, Beat 9. ORDINATION SERVICE T. A. Goodwin, recently elect- ed to the office of deacon in the Florala Baptist church, was or- dained last night at the Baptist church. TEN DOLLAR REWARD For proof to convict the per- son, or persons, who caused water to go into "Go Easy" and sink her. Capt. Paul Heun. DED ICATION CONTINUED FROM FRONT son "Week-end of Celebration" will include preaching services on Friday and Saturday nights 'at '/:30. The returning minister will be the Rev. Leo Brannon, who is now the minister of The Ashland Place United Metho- dist Church in Mobile. The De- dication Service will be a pa'rt of the Sunday Morning Worship Service. The Rev. Mr. Bran- non will preach the Dedication Sermon and the Andalusia Dis- -trict Superintendent, the Rev. Ralph Hendricks, will lead the congregation in the Dedication Service. Following the 11:00 Dedication Worship Service there will be a dinner-on-the- grounds and open house for the new Church School Building. The minister of the Church, the Reverend Donald R. Brill, extends a very warm welcome Florala or Lockhart who is in- terested in doing for others, what others can not their own- selves, you will enjoy this meet- ing. Foradditional information, contact Ed Harrison, Johnny Smith or Dewayne Kimbro. and contests a group re- and They were Fink, and Milton gave the Students, earned for In prepared Alabama. ss, represen- I, secretary, Stevenson ~e general If- Presidential and Mrs. also presented Le VICA pledge VIE ~minded city of- adults that without law en- , in- and management Brenda about the and VICA pro- told about while Alabama VICA Linda stressed development the place red, white, used to era- free en- ~t large ban- VICA Citizens". Presented the After the tnce, Verina of Am- Lively, by a group entertained guests. are Beth Har- Bill Rod- Adams, Kathy and James "Doctor Livingstone, I presume!" VESTER GAMBLE was in charge of the program for the May 8 Florala-Lockhart Rotary meeting and spoke with authority on "My Friend the American Farmer". Gamble stated that one American farmer produces enough food for himself and forty- seven of his neighbors. Due to the farmers' efficiency, it is possible to export the crops from one of every four acres har- vested in the United States. Bill Rodwell and Terry Hamilton were Interact Club guests. March 12. ts judged on personal interview, stage ap- leadership, and citizenship. The South ed of 14 counties. daughter of Mr: and Mrs. Joel Gomillion, VICA" at the South East Alabama District i/i~ ii:@¸¸ :¸¸( ii : JAYCEES CONTINUED FROM FRONT "Advertising" covers a lot of bookkeeping sins. The girls in bathing suits look especially good. **** Not everyone who studied Latin knows much about it. ' NOTES,COMMENTS tipnal $2.25 per bushel for 1973 crop soybeans as announced Decem- ber 11, 1972. The premium and discount schedule is unchanged from that used in the 1972 crop program. The national average loan le- vel of $2.25 per bushel - un- changed from last year - is for soybeans containing 12.8 to 13 percent moisture and grading not lower than No. 2 on the factors of test weight, splits and heat damage, and No. 1 on all other factors. Support will be at the rates for the counties where soybeans are stored. Copies of county rates will be sent to State Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service Offices in states where soybeans are produced. Copies also may be obtained from the oilseeds and special crops di- vision, Agricultural Stabiliza- tion and Conservation Service, U. S. Department of Agricul- t u r e, Washington, D. C+, 20250. DIGGIN' IN THE PAST ceived as to amount of checks that would be received by the City of Florala. The City of Florala has asked for a review of Revenue Sharing Data dub to the fact of a cut in the amount of adjusted taxes from $115,- 000 to $66,000. This is not the amount of Revenue Shar- ing the City receives but is the amount that the formular is based on to arrive at the City of Florala's check. The Police Department re- port was given as shown else- where in this week's The Flor- ala News, as well as report from Street Department. A petition to vacate an alley in Block 6, Garrett Addition to the City of Florala, signed by all property owners con- cerned was received and ap- proved by the Council. Pro- perty owners, Mrs. Josie Wil- liams, A. G. Williams, Jr., Helen Williams, C. C. Zorn, Virginia Zorn, E. J. Cotton and Catherine Cotton, property owners concerned, were named and signed on petition. Mrs. D. H. McSwain whose name ap- peared but was not signed bad been in contact with Mayor Evans prior to this meeting and voiced her approval of suCh. Mayor Evans informed the Council of this and Council ap- proved such petition. The meeting adjourned until next regular meeting on May 28, 1973. AN NO UN CE D should be made to any Council recollection of federal officials, County loan and purchase member in the same manner George Wise and Miss Sum- on the peculiar charge of ob- rate schedules for 1973 crop as Recreation Board appoint- mersett of Elba, came to Flor- structing a navigable stream." soybeans are unchanged from merit. those in effect for 1972, it was The Council received a re- alain marriage,last Sundayjustand wereacrossUnitedthe arrestThe originalof Ricksaffidavitwas swornf°r outthe recently announced by the U.S. port from the Mayor concern- state line, by Bracken Miller, in Montgomery before Judge Department of Agriculture ing Revenue Sharing Fund. j.p. John A. Elmore, United States (USDA). The rates for the Evans stated that a contact had commissioner, by E. L. Moore, counties are based on the na- been made with agency and that Eugene W. Grant and Missof Covington County, who ac- awrage loan level of as yet no ruling had been re- Carrie Dale Stewart of Rose cused the defendant of viola- Council member, says that more people get on gomery Journal that: "George Also noted by the Council and off the trains at Florala W. Hicks, a Covington County was a vacancy on School Board. than any place of equal size man, is the first person ever Such requests for appointment in the state, arrested in Alabama, within the