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June 5, 1975

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©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABI.ISttED IN 1900 LAKE JACKSON AND GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST I,OCATION ()F" Iq)l C()NSE('ITI%E tNNI %1, (:EI,EIH{ 'I'It)\S YEAR NUMBER 11 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, JINE 5, 1975 15," PER NI%GLE COl') IS. FLORALA POLICE DEPARTMENT FORERUNNER IN INVESTIGA TION E. Harrell, Sheriff COunty. cars, trucks, trac- 11 types of farm been reported ton and other counties in re- the Coving- Depart- of the City Po- within the calls from the theft of sto- The city and coun- officers W.orking for more In a joint effort to ones responsible of these cars, farm equipment. has been made. of confidential has been compiled igencies, which recent arrest and the re- 000.00 to $50,- )roperty, ) trucks, cam- and a ca- the officers that the key had not been The investiga- May 26, 1975, the Department re- that Chief Inn considered to important bit of during the heft investigation. Sheriff Harrell him of the evi- received. Har- Florala and as- investigation. Flo- Officers and Coy- Deputies arrest- during the day with the theft trucks. The Chief interviewed and agreed that obtained could to the key people they believed to car theft ring. F. B. Mc- of the situa- in the inves- arrests were ,y. Bureau of Inves- National Automo- and the Ala- of Investigation, joined the in an investiga- in the re- covery of more cars and trucks, and arrests being made from Baltimore, Marylandto Tampa, Florida. Harrell said that he expects it will take several more weeks to finish the investigation, but he is confident that more equip- ment will be recovered and the ring leaders will be brought to justice. Arrested, thus far, the counts and bond set, are: James Hubert Taylor, Jr.,- grand larceny, tractor and trailer from Durwara Edgar; grand larceny, 1975 pick-up from Ward Motor Company in Geneva, Alabama; buying and receiving stolen property; grand larceny, 5000 tractor from Davis and Steele; buying and receiving stolen property - making a total of $14,000.00 bond set. Larry Whitehead - bringing stolen property into state; bringing stolen property into state; no warrant, VW from Crestview - making a total of $6,000.00 bond set. Cecil Lawrence - buying and receiving stolen property (boat motor); buying and receiving stolen property (Volkswagon) - making a total of $4,000.00bond set. Q. R. Henderson - grand lar- ceny, Ford truck from Anda- lusia Motor Company in Anda- lusia, Alabama; grand larceny, Volkswagon from A & D Volks- wagon in Ft. Walton Beach, Flo- rida, no warrant - making a total of $8,000.00 bond set. Willard Spicer - grand lar- ceny, red and white truck from Andalusia Motor Company in Andalusia, Alabama; grand lar- ceny, boat motor from Walton County; grand larceny, Volks- wagon from Gerald Kelly; grand larceny, Buick 225 from J. M. Jackson; grand larceny, 1975 blue pickup truck from Coving- ton Motor Company in Anda- lusia, Alabama; grand larceny, blue and white 1975 pickup from Andalusia Motor Company in Andalusia, Alabama; grand larceny, Volkswagon from A & D Volkswagon, from Ft. Wal- ton Beach, Florida; grand lar- ceny, red and white truck with camper from Burgess Harri- son Motors in Florala; buying and receiving stolen property, orange Ford from Ward Motor Company in Geneva, Alabama; grand larceny, 2 horse trailors from Larry Smith - making a Continued to page 5 ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON wtmmtng egtn FHS Coach Paul Terry, who will be overseeing recreational activities., on Beautiful Lake Jackson during the summer months, informed the News Tuesday that swimming lessons will begin on Monday, June 9, for children, age 6 and above. Parents are encouraged to come by the pier anytime dur- ing the weekend and sign up for the two-week sessions. There will be a $5.00 dollar fee. r C testa ts Needed Miss Con Terri Harbuck is still ac- cepting entries for the Little Miss, Junior Miss and Senior Miss June 24th Beauty Contest. There have been one or two slight changes. The Little Miss and Junior Miss Contest will be staged Saturday night, June 21, at the Florala City School auditorium, 7:00 p.m. with Little Misses, age 4 to 6, wearing short dresses and Junior Misses, age 13 to 16, long dresses. The Miss June 24th contest will be an event to be held on the walk-way of the Lake Jack- son Activities Building, the day of the celebration, June 24, at 5:30 p.m. Contestants must be single, age 17 to 21, and a resident of Florala, Lockhart, Laurel Hill or Paxton, and will be judged in long dresses, also. No bathing suits will be worn during competition. However, for the picture taking session to be held on Beautiful Lake Jackson tuis Thursday after- noon at 4:30, The Florala News photographer requests that con- testants wear a bathing suit of their choosing. Pictures will be used for publicity purposes. Contestants interested in the Miss June 24th pageant, may contact Mrs. Harbuck after 5:00 p.m. at 8-8503 or register with her the afternoon of the photo- graphy session. .... i~I~ i;'~"~iii~ ' i • • Mrs. Garner, Mrs. Lancaster, Mrs. Watson, and Mr. Emkine Ziglar, Prin cipal ,ent Ceremony Held At FCS retirees from the School were ho- ir co-workers on at the annual faculty-staff School Board, Council and were invited ~ts. A piping hot and "cabbage- along with de- were pre- by the lunch- dinner is an Superinten- Mrs. Jewel Powell, school board member, presided over the retirement ceremony. Her program was directed on behalf of the Florala City School Board, the Florala City School faculty and the school staff and personnel. Mrs. Irene W. Garner, with 16 years service as class room teacher; Mrs. RhonaldaC. Lan- caster, with 23 years as lunch- room supervisor; and Mrs. Gussie B. Watson, with 19 years as lunchroom assistant, were the honored retirees. An orc- hid corsage was presented to each honoree by the School Teachers' Association, as their personal tribute to 3 great and gracious ladies. Mrs. Powell read resolutions from the school board com- mending each for her quality service and interest in the youth of the City of Florala. A copy of the resolutions was present- ed to each honoree. Mrs. Po- well then presented to each, a beautiful silver tray, also on behalf of the school board, the faculty, staff and personnel, ap- propriately engraved with her name and dates of her services. Mrs. Garner received special applause for having never miss- el a single day of school due to personal illness during her total 43 years of service to youths in the Florala area. The loss of these 3 great ladies to the school system will indeed be keenly felt, but since all are residents of the city, it is certain that their "spare" time will now be devoted more wholly to civic and church ac- tivities. r \ \ GITENSTEIN FOUNDATION AWARDS PRESENTED - at the Baccalaureate Services of the Paxton High School Sunday evening, June 1, 1975, Mr. Seymour Gitenstein of Franklin-Ferguson Co., Inc., presented awards to the following graduates: Front row, left to right, Mr. Gitenstein, Susan Lassiter- Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College - In Memory Of Rose Bralower Gitenstein; Betty Cassidy - Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College - In Memory Of Sam Green; Peggy Brown - Alabama Christian Col- lege - In Memory Of Dr. C. N. Matthews.- Second row, left to l:ight, Sandra Smith - University of Montevallo - In Memory Of ', ., i i I i Israel Gitenstein; Carol Sue Wilkerson- Enterprise State Jr. College - In Memory Of Sam Green; Susie Henderson - Mac- Arthur Technical Institute - In Memory Of Captain Alan Brudno; Cindy Paolo - Okaloosa Walton Jr. CGllege - In Memory Of Anna Vaitis. Back row, left to right, Bobby Gilley - Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College - In Memory Of Hobson Vann; Ricky Burkett - Chipola Jr. College - In Memory Of John W. Miles. Mr. Gitenstein, in presenting the awards stated that he and Mrs. Gitenstein considered it a privilege to assist a number of our young people in their plans for higher educalion. i i i i ,#0|il H 44 ventng e se n ted June 12 A nd 13 "An Evening of Dance, 1975", the twenty-second annual pro- duction of the Dorothy Rather Sellars School of Dance, will be presented at the Opp High School Auditorium on Thursday and Friday evenings, June 12 and 13. Curtain time is 8:30..There is no charge for admission. "An Evening of Dance" is FLORALA-LOCKHART ROTARY CLUB TO SPONSOR FISH FRY The Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club will be sponsoring a fish fry this Thursday evening, June 5 from 5:00 - 7:30 on Beauti- ful Lake Jackson Park grounds. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the club for $Z each. Proceeds from this event will go toward the construction of an "Emergency Heliport" at the Florala Memorial Hospital. The menu will consist of a variety of fried fish, slaw, hush puppies, tea or coffee. If you can't come, plates will be de- livered. In case of rain, the fish fry will be held in the Activities :Building on Beautiful Lake Jackson. LAUREL HILL ELECTION RETURNS A total of 307 voters out of • possible 330 turned out Tues- day in Laurel Hill to elect a Mayor and 5 council members.' Incumbent Mayor, Gene Clary was reelected to his seat by a urrow margin over challenger Douglas L. Rogers by a vote Of 157 to 150. Incumbent coun- cilmen A. B. Howell, Jr., with 148 votes and P. Q. Strick- land with 154 votes kept their seats on the council. New members elected included A. P. Day with 173 votes, J. D. Sanders with 152 votes, and Joe Wynn with 168 votes. Other council candidates and their votes went as follows: Robert Adams - 145, Warren S. Beverly - 12, P. P. "Ju- nior" Cadenhead - 113, Austin Clary - 136, Jasper Jack Da- vis - 129, Lavon Davis - 22, and W. A. McGowan, Jr. - 126. Declining to seek reelection was councilman Jimmy John- IlOU. widely hailed as the finest pre- sentation of amateur dance stu- dents in this area. Its director, Mrs. Sellars, has received na- tional recognition for the high quality and professional-like standards maintained in this production. Her most recent honor is election to member- ship to The National Society of Literature and the Arts in re- cognition of her contribution to the arts and to the field of dance in particular. "An Evening of Dance, 1975" is a merry "Dance Fair" and dances choreographed by Mrs. Sellars carry out a festive theme. The one hundred twenty students performing are from Andalusia, Opp, Florala, Elba, Kinston, Alabama; and Crest- view, DeFuniak Springs, Pax- ton, Laurel Hill, Baker, and Westville, Florida. Students from Oppare: Emily Albright, Amy Alford, Tracy Atkins, Leah Belcer, Tonya Boutwell, Juddi Cain, Kelle Chandler, Lesle Chandler, Kay Cowen, Scott Daniels, Terri Dee, Lynn Donaldson, Blake Dorman, Rebecca Dress, Emily Edgar, Melanie Edgar, Jan Gun- nels, Julie Gunnels, Vicki Har- per, Debbie Hicks, Alicia Hug- |bins, Ben Hugghins, Tammy Jackson, Lea Johnson, Lyn Johnston, Beth Miller, Joan Morris, Beth Moulton, Chance McCurley, Kim Norris, Chert Northrop, Renay Rogers, Kim Roquemore, Kristin Sellers, Stacy Sellers, Susan Senn, Julie Sorrells, Missy Sorrells, Susan Sorrells, Jill Spurlin, Kelle Taylor, Stephanie Tis- dale, Lisa Ann Waller, Kim Walters, Tina Weeks, and Su- san White; students from Kins- ton are: Cecilla Patterson, Kathy Patterson, and Joan Step- hens. Students from Andalusia are: ~uddy Bryan, Scarlett Bryan, Becky Lowry, Julie Taylor, Philippa Taylor, and Melissa Weed; from Elba are: Mar- |aret Cox, Michele Cox, Kathy Tucker, and Holly Vaughan; and from Florala are: Melissa Causey, Pam Cook, Karen George, Missy George, Jen- nifer Greene, Remia Laird, Ronda Moseley, Sonya Mose- ley, Lisa McDaniel, Carrie hvage, Sissie Savage, Sonya Spears, and Flora Zorn. Students from Crestvieware: Greg Adams, Jairus Adams, Nola Currie, Cathy Fleming, Melease Jackson, Jennifer Ja- mes, Sara Lee, Kelley Martin, Dustria Merritt, Randy Mer- ritt, Cindy Morgan, and Chmsty Osburn; from Baker are: Va- nessa Brunson, Brenda Court- hey, and Kelly Johnson; and from Laurel Hill are: Etlwynn Caton and Laurie Davis. Students from DeFuniak Springs are: Terre Bishop, Karen Caylor, Sarah Cosson, Sharon Cosson, Tammy De- shazo, Debbie Griffith, Vicki Griffith, Libby Hodges, Victoria Howell, Gay Huggins. Sandra King, Vicki Lindsey, Donna Parish, Maureen Roberts, Lau- rie Spence, Libby Spence, Rita Wamble, Dugan Wiess, Julia Wiess, and Brenda Wilkinson; from Paxton are: Tina Birge, Sharon Johnson, Cheryl Mix- son, Serranda Tedder, Melanie Worley, and Tessa Worley; and from Westville are: Barbara Adams and Leigh Elin Davis. 5 FOOT RATTLESNAKE - Jimmy Hughes and Ricky Lowery were marking timber on the Holley Farms behind Buffalow Lake when they came upon Mr. Rattlesnake taking advantage of the warm sunny weather toget a suntan. From what Jimmy and Rickey told us, this was probably the snake's first attempt at getting a suntan as he appeared not to have been sunburned earlier this year. Anyway, to make the story short, they ended Mr. Rattle- snake's little suntan party and then brought the remains by for a picture. The snake had 7 rattles and a button and was killed last Tuesday afternoon.