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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. E SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABLISHED IN 1900 LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 101 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS -THIRD YEAR NUMBER 11 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 i i n COVINGTONCOUNTY THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1972 10 PER SINGLE COPY e JUS' RAMBLIN Lucile K. Woodh am McRae they're getting .gain mostly in come on up ~i!: also. The ques- !?E asked "Won't the love bugs." ;won't anything eat love bugs, tiny fly in tandem, central Florida and an insect their vast num- birds and don't find them the voracious omnivorous dra- the love bugs, an Withthe University Institute of Food Sciences in BAND MEMBERS who raceived ~e awards are, seated, left Cook. to right, Gwen Kelley, Ginger Ward, Cindy Woodham, and Kathy e At the annual band awards get their names banquet Saturday evening, May mated pairs, 13, 1972 Mr. Seymour Giten- numbers along stein presented special awards about four weeks to the following members of and fall. Theythe band: Evelyn Jackson - Windshields and B Flat Clarinet; Cathy Cook - obiles. I'llnever. B Flat Clarinet; Gwen Kelley - when we got a Percussion; GingerWard - is about every ten to Pensacola and We never did get Sign off that car. that he has the adults and dragon flies drop them and be something about the IS reported that used to worm flies ~n love bugs be- worm female while the love sarecover- you can ex- Your automobile. l.they haveintheir Is spattered when of them on drive will never that the top atic candidates for primaries at go far above is said to be a estimate based and other doesn't include for various candi- of state and .~es. Top spenders ~', McGovern and hree leading De- remain- for ~Spirants. by De- Year compares spent by three Robert amphrey. That and Kennedy $3 million Trumpet; Joe Ed Rasberry - Trumpet; Sheila Woodham - Percussion; Robert Rollins - Alto-Saxophone; Cindy Wood- ham - Flute The awards cover a scholar- ship for a two week encamp- ment at the University of Sou- thern Mississippi where these deserving members ot' the Flo- rala Wildcat Band are given in- tensive training not only intheir instrument but in all phases of outstanding band practice. The awards were made in lov- ing memory of Mrs. Pauline Zorn Henderson, Miss Betty Weeks, Mrs. Essie Ree Har- rison, Mrs. Ethel Nolan, andall former employees of the Frank- lin Ferguson Company. In ad- dition two of the awards were made in loving memory of Mrs. Rose Bralower Gitenstein, the mother of Mr. Seymour Giten- stein. In making these annual awards Mr. Gitenstein commented upon the value of music in enriching the lives of our people, and that he and Mrs. Gitenstein were pleased "to have a part in this excellent program for high school students. HAYES NAMED PRESIDENT OF GENEVA BANK H. G. Hayes, pharmacist and owner of Center Drugs in Gen- eva, has been named as pre- sident of the American Bank. He replaces Comer B. Corbitt, who died recently. Hayes was named to the position by the Board of Dir- ectors, and will work full time at the bank. Other officers of the bank include Ed Gates and Foy Deal, vice presidents; Jo Ann Huggins and Ann Ward, assis- tant cashiers. Hayes, who is a native of Florala, came to Geneva in 1956 to open Center Drug. In 1960 he built the Medical Center and a new drug store in the Center in Geneva. He has since opened drug stores in Ozark, En- terprise, and Cairo, Georgia. He plans to begin construction this year on a million dollar shopping center in Geneva. Hayes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hayes, Sr., of Florala. He was born and reared in Florala and received his early education through high school at Florala schools. was mostly 7 when the new ~vent into effect. COMMUNITY - communi- editor of a Sl~aper writing to a "Now any obser- are towns where folks get the casual visitor at so-and-so is and not a son- ~re people seem to each other. The any inquirer how the trapper the ones e or talk do so on such a com- is not always are always ~ho run the errant their tongues and most are tolerant ' survive with can make it more than pay- boosters to make It takes a in the ranks of a desire to be king meanness. flies, it takes ztriving to be a have the op- enemies will MATH CLASS VISITS BANK OF FLORALA The Bank of Florala had as their guests April 25 the Eighth Grade math class of W. S. Har- fan School, assisted by their teacher, Mrs. Allen Cook. After a discussion of the prin- ciples of banking by Mr. Johnny Smith, Loan Officer, and Mr. Rex Whitcomb, president of the bank, the students were led ona tour of the various departments o! the bank. or TALBOT DECORA TED Standing, left to rtsht, Shella Woo~mm, E'velyn Jackson, Mr. Seymour Gitenstein, Joe Ed Rasberry and Robert Rollins. U. S: Air Force Captain Fer- rell L. Talbot, son of Mrs. AI- ene Talbot, Florala, Alabama has received five awards of the Air Medal at Lowry AFB, Colo- rado. Captain Talbot, an intel- ligence officer, was decorated for his meritorious achievement while assigned at Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand. He was cited for his outstanding air- manship and courage on suc- cessful and important missions completed under hazardous con- ditions. He is now assigned at Lowry with the Armed Forces Air In- telligence Training Center, a part of the Air Training Com- mand. ATC provides flying, technical and basic military training for USAF personnel. The captain, a 1961 graduate of Paxton High School, received a B. A. Degree in history in 1965 from Florida State Univer- sity, where he was.commission- nd through the Air Force Re- serve Officers Training Corps program. CREEK INDIANS TO POW-WOW MAY 26 and 27 From left: John Chalker, first Band Director, Dr. James Dermey, Joe Hooten, Nina Gooleby, Sergeant Dell Wheeler, and Director Tom Maddox. Nina Goolsby, Joe Hooten Receiw Special Awards At Annual Spring Concert Joe Hooten and Nina Goolsby were winners of special awards at the annual Spring Concert Friday, May 5. Both are sen- iors at Florala High School. Joe Hooten was given the Arion Foundation Award, pre- sented each year to an outstand- ing senior band member. The award was presented by Dr. James Denney on behalf of the Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club. Joe is an All-State trumpet player and has rated Superior at State Solo and Ensemble Contests the past two years. Nina Goolsby received the Nina is the daughter of Mr. award given by the United and Mrs. P. W. Goolsby. Joe States Marines Youth Founda- is the son of Mr. and Mrs. tion in conjunction with the Na- Royce Hooten. Both students tional Band Association. This will be attending Troy State award is the Distinguished Mu- University and will be a part sician's Certificate and was of the Sound of the South Band. presented to Miss Goolsby by Sergeant Dell Wheeler of the Marine Corps. She has been solo clarinet the past four years and in the Alabama All-State Band for the past four years. Nina is the first recipient of this award in the nation. LIONS PLAN BROOM, MOP LIGHT BULB SALE The afternoon of June 24th a glittering crown will descent on the pretty head of some lovely girl. With the crown will go the In an effort to raise neces- sary funds to finance the Lions Club Eye Sight program, the Florala Lions Club, in regular session Tuesday night, voted to hold a door-to-door broom, mop and light bulb sale Tues- day, May 23 and Thursday, May 25. The sale on Tuesday night will replace the regular meeting of the club. Sales will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and all members are urged to be at the The Creek Indians will be gathering back to Florala, Ala- bama, on Lake Jackson, the Cap- ital Town for the Muskogee or "Creek Indians", of the United Southeastern Tribes East of the Mississippi for the fourth annual Pew-Wow to beheld Fri- day and Saturday May 26 and 27. There is expected to be a large turnout of Creeks over the Southeast taking part and also many from the Western states. The Creek Indians tribes are now under a State Charter, and also organized and reorgan- ized by the state of Alabama, and proclaimed as a Creek In- dian Tribe by the ~ "abama State Legislation Bill #H.J.R. 130, Covington County and Geneva County, Alabama, Okaloosa County and Walton County, Flo- rida are proclaimed by the Creek Council as "Creek Indian Territory". Chief Arthur Tur- ner says there will be Indian entertainment mixed withGos- pel singing by some members from the Grand Ole Opra. A Gospel sing Friday night will be at the new National Guard Armory on Samson Highway. Chief Arthur Turner states for everybody to bring a well filled picnic basket lunch for Friday and to help make this the best one yet. Proceeds are to go to the Creek Council for the use on a new council building. honor of being"Miss June Z4th" for the one hundred and second consecutive Masonic celebra- tion in Florala, Alabama. The beauty pageant will be one of the most important and gla- morous features of this year's Masonic celebration. Qualified judges will select a winner on the basis of beauty, poise and personality. Participants must be between the ages of 16 and 21 years, never married and of excellent character. All interested young ladies who would like to enter, please contact Dorothy Holder, Beauty Pageant Chairman, Box 1649 Wood Avenue, Florala, Alabama for entry blanks. No fee or sponsor will be re- quired. WALTON COUNTY ANNOUNCES SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Superintendent of Schools, John E. Baldwin, announces that the school board is taking bids on June 13 for five new con- struction projects. The pro- jects are: Kindergarten and special education additions to the Freeport High School; Kin- dergarten and special education additions to the Paxton High School; One classroom addition at West DeFuniak Elementary School; Alteration and addi- tions to Walton Middle School; Driver Education Range at Wal- ton Senior High School. Superintendent Baldwin indi- cated that these facilities will be available for use by the be- ginning of the fall term of school. Other projects already ap- proved by the board and are in the process of being implement- ed include a $60,000 special edu- . BALDWIN warehouse at that time. cation suite at Freeport High Over the years, the Florala School to accommodate junior Funds for these projects, says Lions Club has bought many ind senior high students; a new Superintendent Baldwin, will pairs of glasses and donated Maude Saunders Elementary come from local, state, Federal them to individuals who could School in DeFuniak Springs, and and race track receipts, how- gymnasium and dressing room ever; he stressed that no ad facilities at Freeport High valorem taxes will be levied to School. finance any of the projects, since Projects proposed by the Su- he feels that local taxes are al- perintendent being studied by the ready too high for most taxpay- board include additional class- ers. rooms at Paxton and Freeport, renovations at the above schools and at the Walton Vocational and Technical Center, as well as Glendale, Darlington and Bay elementary schools. Studies also include the pos- sibility of additions to West DeFuniak Elementary at a later date, according to the Superin- tendent. BE SURE TO VOTE IN DEMOcRATIC PRIMARY MAY 30th not afford to buy them, or could not qualify under the various government programs. The club voted to purchase a riding lawn mower as their an- nual give away prize during the 102rid Masonic day celebration June 24. Lion Walter Stinson was named to buy the mower for the club. Incoming club president, Joe Cox, was named to represent the club in Huntsville, Alabama June 2, 3 and 4 when the Lions Clubs of Birmingham, Mobile and Montgomery will be honored on their 50th anniversaries. . . TALBOT YOUNG FARMERS TO SPONSOR ED. PROGRAMS The Young Farmers of Cov- ington County are sponsoring Educational/Inventive Pro- grams during 1972 in the fol- lowing commodity areas: cot- ton, soybeans, peanuts and hogs. The objective of these pro- grams is to increase the yield of field crops and to upgrade the quality of livestock grown in Covington County. This will mean money for the agri- businesses from whom the far- mer does his purchasing. The Young Farmers of Cov- ington County is a part of the Farm Bureau. The young farmers com- mittee are encouraging all coun- ty farmers and other interested persons to participate in at least one of the programs. Anyone may enter including FFA and 4-H Club members in the row crop program. June 5 is the deadline for entering the con- test. June 5 is also the deadline for entering the hog contest. Awards will be presented at a banquet held during a monthly meeting of the Young Farmers Organization. For further in- formation contact the Coving- ton County Farm Bureau Of- rice in Andalusia or a member of the organization of the area. Members in this area include Lavaughn Whatley, Roger Sight- ler, Harold Elmore, Tom Pew- ell, Albert Cravey, Lamar Laird, Nolan Laird, Johnny Cra- vey and Dewayne Eason. Travel When driving long distances, limit yourself to 300 miles per day--tops Don't try to break your own endurance record or you might break something even more valuable. I f you're a poor plane traveler, get as much sleep during the trip as possibl=, Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol, which tends to dry out the body, and you'lt arrive in finer fettle. PVT. REEVES COMPLETES 8-WK. ARMY COURSE Army Private Michael D. Reeves, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lorez Reeves, Route 2, Laurel Hill, Florida has completed an eight-week administrative and personnel management course at Fort Polk, La. He was trained in the pre- paration of military records and forms. Instruction also was gi- ven in the fundamentals of the Army filing system, typing and operation of office machines. His wife, Patricia, lives in Florala, Alabama. S Food stamps are to be made available to poverty citizens of Covington on or about August 1. This was the announcement today by Jess Merrill, Chairman of the Covington County Com- mission, and by Hiram T. Pitts. who has won the designation as Merrill's successor in January. Details of this project, under consideration by the county governing body for more than 18 months, were announced through Medic Cannon, the county trea- surer. A total of $38,000 in lo- cal funds will be made avail- able on an annual basis for the food stamps, with city and town governments sharing with the county in some of the costs. Estimates are that this will bring more than a million pet" year in Federal funds to assist lower income famtlies. The Covington County Com- mission voted unanimously to approve food stamps more than a year and a half ago. The 18- months delay has been due to the fact that Federal funds were not available for Alabama counties who did not accept food stamps in ',he first years of this welfare program. Cannon said "the green light" has now been given to food stamps by Federal agencies at the state, regional and na- tional levels. It will take the Covington Pensions and Security Depart- ment from two to three months to implement the project. Can- non said that seven employees will be added to the pay roll of the Covington Pensions and Security payroll. These will be individuals who must quali- fy for their jobs via state merit system examinations. Cannon said the Pensions and Security Department should have this program well enough organized to being taking food stamp applications by June I. It is expected that a Pensions and Security branch office will be established in the old An- dalusia Grocer Co. building, ac- ross from Anderson Peanut Co., to receive the applications. Some two months will be re- quired for the registrations and certification of the food stamp applicants. The surplus food program will be continued until the date when the food stamp project is initiated. "No one will go hun- gry in the change(over" one county commissioner said. The food stamp sign-ups will be in the office where the sur- plus commodity program was launched more than three years ago on South Cotton Street. This office arrangement will betem- porary only. When Tom Carroll retires as Covington County Superinten- dent in July, the county school offices will be shiRed to the old Bethune School on the North Truck By-Pass. The county will take about a month to renovate the old Bar- aca Hall, where the county school offices are now operated, for the new and permanent lo- cation of the food stamp bead- quarters. A spokesman said this will place the food stamp office workers in an area adjoining the offices of the Covington Pen- sions and Security Department, situated on Crescent Street in the Court House Annex. REA Approves Loan To Phone Company Congressman William L. "Bill" Dickinson of Alabama's second district announced May 12 that the Florala Tele- phone Company of Florala, Ala- bama, is receiving a one-mil- lion, 690-thousand dollar loan from the rural electrification administration. Dickinson said the loan would be used to upgrade service within the one to four-party arrangements in the existing Florala and Laurel Hill exchan- ges, and in the proposed Paxton and Wing exchanges. Dicksinson said it would also finance facilities to serve 430 new subscribers, construct 76 miles of new line, construct dial central office buildings in the Paxton and Wing exchanges, and install new toll facilities. Approximately 509-thousand dollars will be spent in Coving- ton and Geneva County alone.