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E ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• ;UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT• REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED• NEWS- THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1975 r¸, STATE OF ALABAMA COVINGTON COUNTY We, the undersigned members of the Appointing Board for the Special Constitutional Amendments Election to be held on June 10, 1975, do hereby certify that the attached list of Managers, Clerks, and Returning Officers for paper ballot boxes and Inspectors and clerks for Voting Centers were duly appointed to conduct said elections. Witness our hands this 23rd., day of May, 1975. ELIE HARRELL, SHERIFF RAY BOZEMAN, CIRCUIT CLERK LELAND ENZOR, PROBATE JUDGE 1: Inspector: Modie Cannon Inspector: Thomas Carroll Jean Blalock Marjorle Brunson Bass A. H. Burnett Jack Stinson Jay Vivian Carroll :: Mary J. Ryals Mack Sawyer Bob Floyd Dora Floyd :: Broughton Tisdale Herman Hair J. C. Merrill Catherine C. Powell Roger A. Powell Lorraine Carter Sharon Saulmon C. H. O'Neal Jessie Carr Mike Maddox Catherine Avant Ara Hatton Abbie Henderson Miss Lucille Straughn 1, BOX 21: W. R. Eubanks Inspector: James H. McGlaun J. D, Brooks Susie Hicks 2, BOX 1 Andrew Ward James Knowles J. A. Hart James Alto Beck E. D. Knowles Officer: Jack Hart 2, BOX 2 Deward Dubose P. Ray Gardner Barney Kelley Earnest C. Little Henry Elton Stokes Officer: Cecil Little 3 Inspector: Jake J. Benton Inspector: Luther Edward Jeffcoat Madell Jeffcoat rk: Maurine Ellis :: Marguerite Gunnels Lalah Foreman Helen J. Dee Lillian N. Presley Bill Smith, Scofleld Mary Annie Benton Fletcher Franklin Jones Frank A. Oslin ~: Henry Leland Cummins Winston Jones Powe, Sr. Eloise D. Breedlove Annie D. Collier Warren Ellis Comer Peek Frances Price Senn ? 4, BOX 1 Inspector: Chester Grant Inspector: John Frank Jones Eunice E. Bryan; Dorothy Franklin kT 4, BaX 2 Grady B. Adams Hazel Smith James O. Owens ¢: Albert Baisden Mrs. W. E. Beckworth rning Officer: Corbitt Colvin 5, BOX 1 Aubrey H. Smith Athan Hammett Nina M. Bozeman Farm R. Bozeman Ruth C. Finkley Officer: Lester R. Smith B, BOX 1 ml~ctor: Curtis Bennett W. Warren Hutcheson Jean K. Hartln Evelyn Orene Bennett BOX I Frank Hart Inspector: Hiram Cheshire Fred Hunt Eloise Pound 7, BOX 2 Earley W. Belcher : James Vernon Gomlllioa James Goolsby :: Ella Jane Phillips :: Jewel McLsod Weed Officer: Glen Chambers P 8, BOX I David Boles Carlor M. BeutweLl Nonle Short Ruby Dillard Earl Boles Officer: Wade H. Short 8, BOX 2 Jeff B. Carter Inspector: D. Elmer Henderson Faye C. Henderson Mamie C, Croft Manager: Delia Hart Manager: Vivian Wells Lassiter Clerk: Wallace Brooks Bush Clerk: Owen Prestwood Returning Officer: Vance J. Catoe BEAT 11, BOX 1 Chief Inspector: Nathan Nall Ass't. Inspector: James Ingrain Clerk: Feagin Sweatt Clerk: Elvin Dewrell + BEAT 11, BOX 2 Chief Inspector: M. N. Lloyd Ass't. Inspector: Comer Gorum Clerk: Casey Lee Clerk: Estelle Bush BE kT 12 Chief Inspector: Lloyd Rodgers Ass't. Inspector: Johnny Castleberry Clerk: Ennis Caton Clerk: Sara D. Mason BEAT 13, BOX 1 Chief Inspector: Hollis C. Harper Ass't. Inspector: Leagon T. Harper Clerk: Sylvester Edgar Clerk: Clenis Bailey BEAT 14, BOX 1 Chief Inspector: Elbert Edward Perdue Ass't. Inspector: Daniel Dallas Eaton Clerk: Nadine Berry Clerk: Calvin Ray Brannen BEAT 14, BOX 2 M~nager: Larry Cauley Manager: Bobby Ray Owens Manager: Bazll D. Clark Clerk: Mary I.~na Cauley Clerk: John M. Cauley Returning Clerk: James T. Cauley BEAT 15, BOX 1 Chief Inspector: Donald R. Cook Ass't. Inspector: H. E. Dillard Clerk: Mary Solomon Clerk: Imogene Harris BEAT 15, BOX 2 Chief Inspector: Horace Nichols Asset. Inspector: Reubin Tillm:m Clerk: John L. Veal Clerk: Evelyn Tomlin BE~.T 16, BOX 1 Chief Inspector: Raymond W. Tlnsley Ass't. Inspector: Ted Dye Clerk: Annie Lee Gantt Clerk: Miss Izola Williams BEAT 16, BOX 2 Chief Inspector: ~M~s~ Sara Gantt Ass't. Inspector: John Allen Gantt Clerk: Walter H. Griffin, Jr. Clerk: Rebecca Barton BEAT 17, BOX 1 Manager: Brooks Williams Manager: Wilson Graham Manager: Daniel Smith Clerk: Bessie Mae Landlord Clerk: Lucille Graham Returning Officer : Randy Kelley BEAT 18. Chief Inspector: Anford Hlxon Ass't, Inspector: E. S. Garrason Clerk: Mrs. WtUie Mae Thomasson Clerk: Mrs. Beulah Wilson BEAT 19, BOX 1 Manager: A. Dewey Barnes Manager: Gbie Norris Manager: Foy Ella Woodham Clerk: Thelma H. Boyett Clerk: Tom Powell Returding Officer: Samuel Wallace BEAT 19, BOX 2 Chief Inspector: Leo Maddox Ass't. Inspector: David Slghtler Clerk: Cliff Maddox Clerk: LuciHe Elmore Sightler BEAT 20, BOX 1 Chief Inspector: James Forrest Powell Ass't. Inspector: Jewel P. T. Thomason Clerk: Glennie M. Kennedy Clerk: Trammel Wiggins BEAT 20, BOX 2 Manager: Ralph B, Hoaston Manager: Woodrow Wilson Fowler Manager: Luther Ashton Blocker Clerk: Gladys Butler Clerk: Florence Mac Aktns Returning Officer: Manuel Sis Messick BEAT 20, BOX 3 Manager: J. D. Cassady Manager: Earl Carter Manager: Hubert Carson Wiggins Clerk: Catherine Bailey Clerk: Betty Barefoot Returning Officer: Wend [li, !,~ BE,~T 21 Chief Inspector: William T~ Henderson Ass't. Inspector: Marlin Walker Clerk" Thelma M. Glisson Clerk: Jane Riley Wiggins BEAT 22, BOX 1 Chief Inspector: Ewell B. Adams Ass't. Inspector: W. H. HaL1 Clerk: Harold Lloyd Geohagan Clerk: Isiah Boles Homer Johnson William Marion Causey Jessie Willette J. C. ST- J. C. Stricldand Joyce P. 1~rdue Cynthia Joyce Earley Bertha Hattaway BOX 1 Ralph A~ Lewis Barnette Smith Mavis Barton Flora M. Cason 10, BOX 2 Bill Godwin BEAT 23 Chief Inspector: Charlie Elmore Ass't. Inspector: J. C. Carnley Clerk: James B. Johns Clerk: Dewey McKay BEAT 24 Chief Inspector: Andrew J, Hutcheson Ass't. Inspector: Bliss G. Thomasson Clerk: Robbie Lee Myerson Clerk: Vlvian D. Richtmrg ABSENTEE Manager: Earnestlne McLeod Manager: Janlce Hart Manager: Jessie V. Sasser Wilson Clerk: Nlna West Taylor Clerk: Edith McElreath Returning Ctficer: Nell E. Merrill 2+ ' . Frank McGill Reports On Theft Ring rea District Attorney Frank Mc- Gill notified the news media to- day that an investigation of an organized mobile equipment theft ring operating in South Alabama and Northwest Florida has been under investigation by the Sheriff's Department in Covington County, Alabama, for more than a year with an oc- casional arrest and charge he- ing made. On Monday, May 26, 1975, a major break through in the in- vestigation was begun, Frank McGill, District Attorney, and Brad Mack, Investigator, joined the Sheriff's Department and the Florala Police Department in Florala, Alabama, where num- erous witnesses were inter- viewed and statements taken. This investigation continued on into the night and the following day, and as a result, 9 persons were charged with some 32 fe- lonies and additional arrests and charges are contemplated in the near future. Bonds on the pending charges total some $88,500.00. Stolen equipment that is di- rectly related to Covington County and upon which charges are now pending are as follows: I. Approximately 5 late mo- del pickup trucks. 2. I Ford, 5,000, tractor. 3. 2 Volkswagens. 4. 1, two-horse, horsetrai- let. 5. 1 Evinrnde out-board motor. 6. 1 late model, 325 Buick automobile. 7. 1 John Deere tractor. 8. 1 Air-Stream, air condi- tioned travel trailer. This office offers its congra- tulations to the Florala Police Department and the Covington County Sheriff's Department for a most thorough and intensive investigation. These cases together with any other cases arising out of the continuing investigation will be presented to the July term of the Covington County Grand Jury. All citizens are urged to report immediately any infor- mation they may have concern- ing law violations to the appro- priate Police Department, Sheriff's Department, or this office. Clear Springs Church News By Gracie Adkison Last Sunday, the Rev. W. C. Williams from the Dorcas Co- mmunity was our trial preacher for both morning and evening services. We found him to be the dynamic speaker we heard he was. Members who were ab- sent will have the opportunity to hear him next Sunday. Don't miss it, he is well trained in the ministry. The pulpit commit- tee is trying hard at their task of selecting a Pastor as our leader. Pray for them! Pray for the churcht After a pastor is chosen, he cannot make a great church at Clear Springs unless you come and help make it so. We are proud of the attendance last Sunday. There was a number, well above average, in Sunday School and Training Union. However, many of our members seem to have closed their minds and hearts to God and his work. They no longer come to worship. Hag your faith become sterile? Our hope is that you'll weigh your reasons for being an ab- sentee. Try to get the whole picture of the truth. Don't ac- cept the confusion and uncer- lainUes of a life without Christ. The price is "too high. You must try earnestly to keep your minds open to truth wherever it may lie, and to overcome personal prejudices that blind your de- sire, to work for God. We need you!~ We welcome you! Sure, we're not perfect, either, which is all the more reason for you to come help us get things sort- ed out correctly. How would you feel if we all quit supporting the church with our attendance, our tithes and offerings, as you have done? No longer would there be ser- vices in the building. No sing- ing to ring out over the com- munity. No preaching. No Sun- day School. No lights burning to beckon you on Sunday and Wednesday nights. No place in the community to have a fun- eral. Surely you couldn't be proud of that. Think about it! Personally, I thank God for the few dedicated members who are diligently working to keep the church doors open and carrying on God's work. We have some dates you should mark on your calendar of activities. Vacation Bible School will begin July 14, to run one week. Bring your child to register July lZ, and perhaps you willbe able to help with the many jobs that a Vacation Bible School has to offer. For all young people who de- sire to participate in the fun trip to the beach, you must at- tend Sunday School six out of the eight Sundays, beginning June 1 through July Z0. Be sure to be in Sunday School next Sunday and get in on this picnic, which our youth committee has plan- ned. Homecomn,g will be one of the highlights of the year. The date and tentative plans will be announced soon. The night session of the Gra- ves Associational Meeting will be held at our church, Tuesday night, October Zl, 1975. We will depend on all members to show special interest in this meeting and help us to be the gracious host that we ought to be. Sunday, June 15, is Father's Day. Therefore, with deeper meaning, we say "Welcome, Dad". Bring your family to church. What greater honor can you have than that? Of all the forces that makes for a better world, none is so lndespensable, none so power- ful as hope. Hope we see you in church next Sunday, and don't forget our Sunday night service. Sun- day is the Lord's Day all day long. Q. I'm just a plain meat and potatoes man who likes his pleasures simple and his talk the same way. Do you think it would be possible, in less than a thousand words, to tell me exactly what my homeowner's policy covers. A. In a word, yes! Within the limits set in the policy, it insures you against losing money because of the following: • Fire damage to your home. • Fire damage to such near- by structures as a garage, tool shed and children's playhouse. Energy Saving Tips To cope with power short- ages during summer brown- outs, brush up on the tried- and-true rules for conserving power in the home 1. Cut down on use of ap- pliances during peak periods of power consumption. 2. Turn off lights in un- occupied rooms. 3. Turn off the air con- ditioner, whenever there's no- body home. 4. During a brownout,:turn off the air conditioner. 5. At vacation time, unplug all electrical appliances. • Damage to the above caused by floo4, hail or wind storm, or by theft of your personal property. * Personal liability--money you have to pay. if someone sues you for negligence not relating to your business, for the lawyer and to whoever sues you if he wins. • Medical payments--money to pay for medical costs in- curred by a guest who has an accident on your property. • Property damage--money to pay for certain property of guests left in your possession and damaged. THEFT RING Cont. From Front total of $34,000.00 bond set. Betty Spicer - bringing sto- len property into state (boat motor); bringing stolen pro- perty into state, Volkswagen from Gerald Kelly; grand lar- ceny, 225 Buick from J. M. Jackson; grand larceny, Ford pickup, from Andalusia Motor Company, Andalusia, Alabama; grand larceny, Volkswngon, from A & D Volkswugon in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; grand larceny, blue pickup from Cov- ington Motor Company in An- dalusia, Alabama; grand lar- ceny, red and white pickup from Burgess Harrison Motor Com- pany, in Florala; buying, and receiving stolen property, orange Ford, from Ward Motor Company in Geneva, Alabama - making a total of $12,000.00 bend set. Hank William Taylor - grand larceny, John Deere tractor and trailer truck from Wise Trac- tor Company in Andalusia, Ala- hama- making a total of $1,500.00 bond set. PAGE 5 ********************** LEMON FROST FRUIT SCONE 10 to 12 servings 2 cups enriched self-rising 1 egg. beaten flour* 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup fresh blueherries 1/3 cup shortening 1/2 cup clmpped fresh apricots 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 2 tablespoons sugar Here's something to refresh your day. The scone, first cousin to our quick bread coffee cake, is a British favorite with tea. Lemon Frost Fruit Scone is a color+ ful pick.me.up that American families will Jove for their refresh ment break. A scone is very similar to a sweet, rich shortcake. Blueberries, chunks of apricot and lemonade concentrate all add tongue teasing fascination to this recipe. A dusting of sugar glaze lends further tangy.sweet charm. Lemon Frost Fruit Scone, basically an egg and sugar enriched biscuit dough, is so easy to prepare. You will see it in the oven within a few minutes from the time you take out a mixing bowl Self-rising flour saves you measuring and mixing steps. Leaven ing and salt are already preblended in self-rising flour in exact amounts for best results. This scone snack is nutritious, too. In addition to tim fresh fruit, self.rising flour makes a generous contribution of essential nutrients: the B.vitamins, thiamine, niacin and riboflavin, and the minerals, calcium and iron. The Truth Shall Make You Free By: REV. JACK E. ROOPER. 136 Martin Drive Barb0ursville, W. Va. 25504 I DI, RE YOU (An Exposition of I Corinthians 6:'1) No doubt you have heard this statement many times. Even many of you have uttered it yourseff out of desperation. Many mothers make this statement to their children ~hen they ~nt to make it perfectly clear, without any misunderstanding, that they don't want their children to do ~ certain thing. Let's say that a daughter x~anted to go out ou a date with a certain boy. The mother might choose to say, +'No, and that's fi~ml;" but if the daughter per'sisted in her wanting to go on this d:tte and told her mother that she was going anyway, the mother would then say, "l dare you." The mother has put he]" final challenge before her daughter; and if her daughter would do this against her wish, then all the force oi' punishment the mother has will be brought to bear on her. We usually feel that ff a person resorts to making this statemeztt that they are hot and worked up over the issue and are ready to hack their dare by force. Would it surprise you that the Lord made this statement himself? This might be hard for some to believe that the Lord would make a statement, "I dare you;" but he did. That's right, Jesus himself said to the people in the church at Corinth, "I dare you." Let's turn to I CorinthtRns 6:1 and set, just what got the Lord so worked up that he ~ould te:tl a "bunch" of professed Christians, "I dare you." The first verse reads like this, "Dare any of you, having a matter aganst another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?" Although this is Paul's letter to the church at Corinth, Jesus inspired him to write tothem and iotell thetn that he personally would dare any one of them preacher, deacon, trustee, teacher, or any member, no nLitIOF \~hO they ~ere, to go to law with a brother. • You see, in the church at Corinth there were, no doubt, many people like we have today who are still living under the Law, being led by the flesh. Jesus said in Romans 8:5, ++For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after theSpirRthe things of the Spirit." Thomas Crawford - grand When people are led by the flesh, they do the things of the ~I ~ Ilarceny' 1975 red and white Law" In Other w°rds' if someOne d°esn't suit them' they drag pickup from Andalusia Motor him down to court and have him punished. Paul himseH ! I ~) Company, in Andalusia, Ala- knew about this kind of people for he had been put in prise% ~~~[ bama-grand larceny, 3 horse beaten with many' stripes, and run OUt of town; but this was trailer from Larry Smith- not enough to stop Paul from preaching and exposing sin. making a total of $5,000.00 The Apostle Paul, at the close of his life, stated, "I have bend set. fought a good fight." He was referring to the battle for the Wayne Jackson - grand lar- Lord that he had fought in God's service, not in a court of ~t ceny, 1975 red and white pick- law before the unjust. Yes, it's easy to spot those who live up from Andalusia, Alabama- a~ter the flesh. + making a total of $4,000.00 Now, ff it's wrong to take a Christian brother to court or bend set. sue him if you think he has wronged you, what can you dote Cecil Williard Taylor (alias get even with him? Well, if you are after the Spirit, then you Ricky Taylor) - grand larceny, will m!nd the Spirit. The Spirit teaches us to do exactly tractor from David Steele; the opposite as to what the Law says. Under the Laws of grand larceny, tractor and Moses, if a man would hit you, you were permitted to hit him trailer truck from Wise Tractor back. Under Grace, if a man would hit you, you are to turn Company in Andalusia, Ala- the other cheek. The Bible says that if someone sues you at bama; grand larceny, tractor the Law and takes your coat, then you are to give him your cloke also. The reason why Jesus was so strong in His state. ment about taking a Christian person before the law is because a Christian is not permitted to fight back. Jesus is saying that the worst thing you can do is to hit someone who is not per. mitted to hit back. In fact, Jesus says, "I dare any of you," no matter what your reason, to strikeout at one of mv children. In the New Testament Jesus gives instructions by using the words "woe," ++ought," t+do not," "command;" but he chose to utter the statement "I dare you," when referring to taking a church matter before the courts; and anyone who would choose to do this is saying that they themselves will challenge the Lord's dare. trailer - making a total of $30,000.00 bond set. A Geneva County Deputy ac- companied Covington County Sheriff Elie Harrell and Deputy Glen Chambers when they ar- rested Taylor in Geneva County Monday night, June 9., in his front yard on the Coffee Springs road. He was jailed in Covington County on a $30,000.00 bond. Be eager, for learning, even if it comes from the snout of a hog. NOTICE : LAUREL HILL EXCHANGE TELEPHONE SUBSCRIBERS. Your new telephone exchange will be cut into operation Sunday morning, June 8, 1975 at 12:01 A.M. You will receive by mail a supplemental directory. Inside the front cover you will find a self sticking card attached with your new number stamped on it. Please peel off the number and paste it on your dial over your old number. We would like to remind you to read the instruction sheet attached to this new directory as well as the instructions given on page 1 of the directory. We would furlher remind you: 1. Direct distance dialing will become available on November 15, 1975. 2. After October 15, 1975 you will be able to dial Wing. 3. The new Laurel Hill Fire Dept. No. is 6S2-4444. 4. We will begin upgrading your service on Monday, June 9. PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS NEW SERVICE. FLORALA, ALA.