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LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST ESTABLISHED IN 1900 LOCATION OF 101 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS YEAR NUMBER 14 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 i ii City School ces 71-72 Honor Roll Erskine L. the list of of the Florala the 1971-72 are those who an overall or better for the Year. These pu- COmmended and gence Lisa Ann Mc- Charles Mc- as class co- David Maddox 4cDaniel share co-saluta- is the daughter rs. William H. John is the son rs. Wendell G. 's are McDaniel rents are Mr. Maddox. Oth- honor students Anderson, Paul Byrd, Angelic Moseley and JOHN McKOY alliere Carson, Ray, Cathy chael McDan- Wanda Ru- - Parker, Crys- Mitchell and )at Willis, Jean Steve Zig- Jill Evans, Jan Robert Spi- Terry es Stephen- Gall Bed- rrison. David Moody, Scott Crousby, Grant Cassi- Rickey Peter- Ricky Mit- . . . DAVID MADDOX chell, Kathy Dirga, Tracey .. MEI..ANIE MDANIEL Vaughan, Julie Odom. s Honor Phil Jones a delicious din- ..... for his service : : his involve- Interact Club. : .... rty was held : School cafe- the Vaughan. lerfect atten- by the retary, Hubert ecretary in dll was pre- years; Wal- r 20 years; )r 26 years and for 27 years .e. Gamble was being the only "ember of the Hubert Evans. York, pro- introduced Montgomery, PERFECT ATTENDANCE - C. B. McNelll, James Donney, Haynes Huggins, Vester Gamble. ROTARY PRESIDENT John Hayes Vaughan; Sheran Ellbash of Montgomery, guest speaker; James York, program !eader. Church of the Rev. Fred tinily with a after- four to as held in the Church, decorated flowers and Rex Whitecomb ts and pre- eiving line Mrs. Neva Joyce t Honors White Family Mrs. Vester Gamt,le presided at the guest registry. The tea table was covered with a pale green linen cloth, overlaid with a beautiful imported linen and lace cloth, and centered with a lovely arrangement of Shasta Daisies and fern. A three-branch silver candelbrum holding white tapers flanked one end of the table. Highlighted at the other end of the table @as a hand- some silver punch bowl filled with lime sherbet pdnch. Dainty finger-tip sandwiches, cheese straws, mixed nuts, embossed party squares, and handmade mints in green and white, were served from silver trays. Mrs. C.H. Willis, Mrs. Harold Geo- hagan, and Mrs. J. F. Holley assisted in serving at the tea table. Hundreds of member, frmnds and out of town guests attended the reception to extend best wishes to the White's as they leave for their new field of service in Wise County, Vir- ginia, where Mr. White will serve as special missionary to the mining people. . THE WHITE FAMILY COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1972 10 PER SINGLE COPY FHS STUDENTS RECEIVE GITENSTEIN AWARDS - Seated from left are Joyce Harrison, Diana Robblns, Sylvia Jackson, Gall Weeks, Mary Roberts, Peggy Llndsey, Ann Moody, Llnda Barnes, Nina Goolsby, Elizabeth Bates; back row, standing from left, Kenneth Vaughn, Joe Hooten, Steve Windham, Steve Straughn, Joe Brooks, Gary Woodham, Mike Plckron. Florala High School Students Receive Gitenstein Awards The Gitenstein Foundation presented its annual awards dur- ing the commencement ex- ercises at the Florala High School, Friday evening, June 2 at 8 p.m. Mr. Gitenstein, representing the Gitenstein foundation, announced the fol- lowing recipients: Those receiving special awards together with the in- stitution to be attended were as follows: Gary B. Woodham - Auburn University, Athletics; Michael Joe Pickron - Troy State University, Athletics; Sic- yen Straughn - Troy State Uni- versity, Science; Mary Etta Ro- berts - Mac Arthur State Te- chnical Institute, Citizenship; Patricia Joyce Harrison -Au- BETA CLUB - INTERACT CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS - Pictured from left: Bill Rodwell pre- senting the Beta Club Scholarship to Joyce Harrison at graduation exercises last Friday night at Florala High School. At right is Tim Willis presenting the Interact Club Scholarship to Mike Plekron. YELLOW ROSE CLUB AWARI - Scholarships were 'awarded by IAllle Mac Thompson, presi- dent of the Yellow Rose Club at Friday night's graduation exercises at Florala High School. Each student received $50.00 scholarships to the school of their choice. Ten scholarships were given. Scholarships were also given by the club to Andalusia High School graduates and the graduates of Paxton. Pictured from left, seated: Vlvian Thompson, Debra Matthews, Sharon Kay Griffin. Stand- ing from left: Willie Cobb, Dana Larkin, Lillle Mac Thompson, president of the Yellow Rose Club, Linda Barnes, Connie Loretta Brooks. The Yellow Rose Club gives the scholarships awards annually. Shriners Schedule Charity Sale Local Shriners have sche- duled a charity' sale of the Alcazar Temple newspaper for Friday afternoon, June 9, 1972. Behind the pageantry and display of Shrinedom on parade is a de- sire to serve mankind in a worthwhile manner. Watch for local Shriners in action and buy a paper from them. Since the first Shrine hospital opened its doors in 1922, institutes have operated without city, county, state or federal funds. But benefit foot- ball games, fish fries, wills and bequests, circuses and public contributions have aim ed maimed children's return to as normal a life as possible. Burns, termed by Shriners as the world's greatest unmet challenge, are treated at three Shrine Burns Institutes dedica- ted to saving children's lives and restoring their bodies through intensive care. While each Burns Institute provides only 30 beds, the employee-to-pa- tient ration is high -,200 em- ployees. The administrator of the Burns Institute at Cincin- nati, says: "We have a high ration here because Burns pa- tients need much more care than regular hospital patients. We have a large research area where we are trying to learn just what causes the infections that often set in following severe burns." YOUTH DROWNS AT J LAKE JACKSON TUESDAY Gerald Lavon Manning, age 14, a resident of Rt. 2, Florala, drowned Tuesday afternoon, June 6, 1972. While swimming from the pier to the diving platform Manning began struggling with cramps. Efforts to' revive him were un- successful. Manning was a member of the th grade at W. S. Harlan School in Lockhart and attended Paxton Baptist Church where he was en- rolled in Vactaion Bible School. He was a member of the Oak- hill Baptist Church at Longh- man, Florida. Survivors include the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Manning of Rt. 2, Florala; two brothers, Eugene Manning and Ricky Manning of Florala; one sister, Ann Manning of Florala; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Manning of Florala and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Glass of Blakely, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday from the Pax- ton Baptist Church with the Rev- erends Larry Connor and Ellis Wooten officiating. Burial will be in the Paxton Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. Alabama State Trooper Hu- bert Anderson was on the scene shortly. He removed some clo- thing and swam to the diving board ramp where Frankie How- ard had already found Manning and was attempting to put him on the platform. Anderson administered all Special equipment and facil- artificial respiration methods ities at these burns centers en- known but to no avail. able the staff to provide super- ior care for severely burned patients. They are under vis- ual observation at all times and electronic monitoring devices attached to patients under in- tensive care transmit heart beat, temperature, blood pres- sure and respiration to a cen- tral station. Special beds fa- cilitate handling the patients when necessary. Annual operating cost per unit is approximately $1.Z million. Nearly 6,000 crippled chil- dren are being cured annually at the 19 Shrine Crippled Child- ren's Hospitals while more than 1,800 are on the waiting list. Mr. Gitensteln, burn University, English. Scholarships were presented to: Nina Goolsby - Troy State University; William Joseph Brooks Auburn University; Elizabeth Bates - Judson Col- lege; Linda Sue Barnes - Ala- bama A & M; Steve Windham - Troy State University; Barbara Gall Weeks - MacArthur State Technical Institute; Kenneth Vanghn - Troy State University; Diane Robbins - Auburn Univer- sity; Joe Robert Hooten - Troy State University; Sylvia Ann Jackson - Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College; Peggy Jean Lind- sey - Huntingdon College; Ruby Ann Moody - MacArthur State Technical Institute. '! O0 Prize Awaits Some Man A Fashion Show featuring men dressed in ladies wear modeling styles of yesterday and the current trend in fashions will be presented on Saturday night June 17, 1972. This fashion contest is open to all residents from age 16 to 92. Only men will be eligable to enter and prize in money will be awarded to Miss Yesterday and Miss To- day by audience vote. This is the kick-off to this years 24th Masonic Celebration and should be enjoyable for con- testants and audience alike. Also to be presented at this show will be entered in the "Little Miss June Z4th Contest. Time and place of this event will be announced in next weeks Florala News. Those of this area who Will be presented in this show as of this date are: Comer Zorn, John Chandler, Feb Talbot, Jim,Wal- ker, P.P. Johnson, Vernon Rob- bins, Lamar Mitchell, James Jordan, Cris Scarborough, J. B. Clary, Harold Young, Jim Caldwell, Bud Jackson, Junior Booth, Bobby Phillips, E. B. Pickron, Herman Lowery, Jimmy Denney, Lynn Zorn, Robert Harrison, Hobble Har- grove, Richard Westenberger, and Glenn Chamber. There are many others who have made plans to enter. Local beauty shops have been selected to fashion ltir for the contestants. School Plans Made New families moving into the Florala High School area are urged to come by the high school office right away to reg- ister their children if they have any attending high school for the 1972-73 school year. Florala High School office will be open 8:00 to 4:00 on Monday through Friday throughout the summer. Appointments can be made for other times by contacting Florala High School. There will be vacation times during the summer and an article will be published in the paper con- cerning this. Students need- ing to check on schedules or make a change should come by as soon as possible. There will be a summer s.chool at Florala High School this summer beginning Thur- sday, June 8, 1972. Subjects that will be taught are 9 Social Studies, World History, 11 Am- erican History, and senior Economics and Government. Student interested should call or come by Thursday, June 8,