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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 2 Dela And D" hreaten Cro Thomas Wolfe once wrote, "You can't go home again." But I am here to prove him wrong. For those of you who do not know me, I am a 1972 graduate of Florala High School. I had been working in Foley, Alabama on a newspaper there, but have now come back to my hometown. While working in Foley, I began a little column each week called Nosey Newsy Notes. The column was about interest- ing or unusual things I found in other newspapers or funny stories that *people told me. There was only one problem with my column. No one, even members of my family, 'could ever seem to get the name right. People called it every- thing from Nutty Notes to Nosey Nonsence to and (I got this alot) your silly little column. Well, when I came back totbe Florala News to work, I decided to change the name. Maybe, At A Glance will be a little easier to remember and get right. Here is a little something for those of you who have to work for a living and most especially those of you that are nurses and or maybe some of you that thought about becoming nurses. Do you ever complain about your working conditions? Most people do at one time or the other. Well, if you do, take a long look at the conditions that clerical workers and nurses us- ed to have to work under. The following office rules were issued by an old factory in Scotland in 1852. They were reprinted in The General Elec- tric News. The job description of a bedside nurse in an Am- erican hospital is the one used in 1887 by most hospitals. Both lists are authentic and come from good sources. Think about them the next time you want to complain. All employees must abide by the following regulations: I. This firm has reduced the hours of work and the clerical staff will now only have to be present between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. 2. Daily prayers will be held each morning in the main office. The clerical staff will be pre- sent. 3. Clothing must be of sober nature. The clerical staff will not disport themselves in rai- ment of bright colors. 4. A stove is provided for the benefit of the clerical staff. Coal and wood must be kept in the locker. It is recommenOed that each member of the clerical staff bring four pounds of coal each day during cold weather. 5. No member of the cleri- cal staff may leave the room without permission from Mr. Rogers. The calls of nature are permitted and clerical staff may use the garden below the second gate. This area must be kept in good order. 6. No talking is allowed dur- ing business hours. 7. The craving of tobacco, wines and spirits is a human weakness and as such is for- bidden to all members of the clerical staff. 8. Now that the hours of business have been drastically reduced, the partaking of food is allowed between 11:30 a.m. and noon, but work will not on any account cease. The owners recognize the ge- nerosity of the new Labour Laws, but will expect a great rise in output of work in com- pensation for these near Uto- pian conditions. Still think things haven't changed for the better? by Lax Bates The combination of rain and cold weather have produced two major problems for the far- mers in the Florala area. These problems are: delay and dis- ease, according to Jim Mack with Zorn Brothers, Inc., in Florala. May has been the coldest and wettest month in Alabama his- tory, Mack said. And predic- tions are for a cool and wet June. Of the two problems, the first, about your ... delay, has caused farmers to fall behind in planting. "Last year this time, we were 70per- cent complete with soybean crop," he explained. "This year we are only 35 to 40 per- cent complete." And, even if the rain quits today, it will be ten days be- fore the farmers can get back to maximum production in the fields," he added. Most of the peanuts are al- Social Security Knowing what to bring with you when you apply for social security or supplemental ue- curity payments can be a big help in getting faster action on your claim. The person who walks into a social security office wlth all the necessary proofs to apply for payments not only saves time but is spared the incon- venience of making one or more return trips with additional pa- JOB DESCRIPTION OF A BEDSIDE NURSE IN AN AMERICAN HOSPITAL, 1887 1. Daily sweep and mop the floors of your ward, dust the patient's furniture and window pers. sills. What kinds of proofs are 2. Maintain an even tempe- needed? The answer, of course, rature in your ward by bringing depends on the type of benefit in a scuttle of coal for the days you are applying for. For al- business, most all types, you need your 3. Light is important to ob- social security cardor a record serve the patient's condition, of your number. If you are up- Therefore each day fill kero- plying for retirement benefits sene lamps, clean chimneys, you will also need proof of your and trim wicks. Wash the win- age, your W-2 form for last daws once a week. year, or if you are self-employ- 4. The nurse's notes are ed, a copy of your latest Fed- important in aiding the physi- oral tax return. You'll need cian's work. Make your pens your children's birth certifica- carefully. You may whittle robs tes if you are applying for bone- to your individual taste, fits for them. If she has a so- 5. Each nurse on day duty cial security number, she will report every day at 7 a.m. should bring her card or a re- and Leave at 8 p.m. except on cord of her number. the Sabbath on which you will Proof of age continues to be be off from 12 noon to 2 p.m. the eligibility factor that causes 6. Graduate nurses in good problems for many people. standing with the Director of Some people who think they are Nurses will be given an even- 65 discover that it may not be • [ng off each week for courting all that easy tO prove. To often purposes, or two evenings a a person's age on his or her week if you go to church re- current record -- license or gularly. 7. Each nurse should lay aside from each pay day a goodly sum of her earnings for her benefits in her declining years, so that she will not be- come a burden. For example, if you earn $30.00 a month you should set aside $15.00.. 8. Any nurse who smokes, uses liquor in any form, gets her hair done at a beauty shop. or frequent dance halls will give the Director of Nurses good reason to suspect her worth, intentions and integrity. 9. The nurse who performs her labors, serves her patients and doctors faithfully and with- out fault for a period of five years will be given an increase by the hospital administration of five cents a day, providing the~e are no hospital debts that are outstanding. Lovely Hand Crafted Gift Items For A II Occasions. Beautiful Macrame-.-Plant Hangings Paintings Operated By Emma Mackumbler Cheryl B. tlarris { A cross from K wik-Check, A ndalusia, A in.) an insurance policy -- may not agree with the social security record when the origi~tl social security card was issued. Social security's policy isto go with the birth certificate or a baptismal certificate made at birth or within 5 years of birth as evidence. If neces- sary, however, old school re- cords, census records, insu- rance policies, and other re- cords can be used together to arrive at a person's correct age. People plan~ning to retire within the next year or so should begin gathering these proofs right now. On the other hand, don't delay an application just because you don't have all the proofs. The social security office can' help to establish a particularly difficult eligibility factor. A call to the office to find out what you should bring with you is the first step you should take in applying for social se- curity or supplemental security income benefits. If you are applying for dis- ability or survivors insurance, the specific proofs you will need will depend on whether you are applying as a worker or a dependent. A worker apply- in.g for disability should have, in addition to most of the same proofs needed for retirement benefits, the names and addres- ses of the doctors and facilit- ies which provided medical treatment. Dependents may need to prove relationship to the worker through a marriage certificate or birth certificate. For survivors benefits, proof of the death of the worker is required. If you are 65 or over and are applying for supplemental security income payments, you'll need evidence showing things you own and recent earn- ings or income. These may in- clude a checkbook, savingsac- count books, stocks and bonds, life insurance policies, auto registration cards, latest real estate tax statement, and last year's income tax return and W-2 forms. If you're applying for SSI • payments because of disability of blindness, you will also ~.eed the names and addressedofdoc- tars, hospitals, or clirdcs that treated you for your disability. (We are interested in taking in hand-rraf ts on ronsignment) i II lnrata SECOND CLASS POgTAGE PAID AT ready in the ground, Mack said, but with all the rain and the cool temperatures, they may be hurt by disease or may not develop properly because of the lack of proper chemicals in the soil. The cool temperatures pro- mote deficiencies in the soil and the rain washes many of the soil nutrients away, said Mack. With the low temperatures and the heavy rains, it is im- possible for the plants to de- velop good root systems, Mack added, explaining yet another problem. Since soil temperature lags behind above ground tempera- ture, the ground may be too cold for crops to germinate pro- perly even when it seems quite warm to humans, Mack said. May temperatures are normally in the high 80's and 90's with soil temperatures reaching into the 70's. But, already well into June, the temperatures are just now beginning to warm up. Because of delays getting into the fields, some farmers plant- ed sorghum instead of corn. However, the low soiltempera- tures may cause a 30 to 40 percent crop failure with the sorghum crop. Many of the plants which are up now have been showing some signs of disease problems. Pea- nuts are showing with more leaf spots, and there is a high- ing to have to do all they can to save this year's crops. That ..... is unless, someone can figure ...... out some way to control the weather. But as someone once said, er population of white mole and more leaf blight is seen in corn, Mack said. The rain has washed away many of the nutrients from the soil SO crops are experiences soil, SO crops are experienc- ing deficiences in sulfur, mag- anesem, iron, copper, calcium, potassium and nitrogen, Mack said. While nothing can be done about the weather, we are working to save the crops with a program called "Chelated" minor elements. "Chelated" is a German work for claw, Mack explained. Aerial fo- liar applications of calcium, sulfur, nitrogen and other che- micals are made directly to the plant. The chemicals are absorded directly through the leaf surface and don't have to go all the way through the plant's system of roots and etc. This allows the chemicals to go to work on the problem immediately, Mack said. Mack also encouraged far- mers to take "tissue test" of their crops to determine what chemicals are missing from the plant. These tests and soil tests allow the farmer to"zero in on the problem and correct it," Mack said. Problems with plants need to be corrected as quickly as poss- ible because a plant that is under stress, that is suffering from a chemical deficiences and/or from disease, can not develop properly, Mack said. With more cool and wet wea- ther predicted, farmers are go- "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does Are you a former member of the Flo- anything about it." rala Wildcat Band? If so, get that horn out of the case and startpractic ! As part of the 24th of June celebra~ tion, FHS Band Director, Andy Alsup, is Correction plan to have a Wildcat Band reunion, Anyone who is a former member of the band from the 1976 graduates back m the John Chalker days is invited to par- ficipate. : A. picnic On Beautiful Lake Jackson is planned for Friday, June 28, fotlowed by a short practice, a practice Sa rday morning and then the parade, Alsup says,"It doesn't matter how much you've forgotten, we want you to be a part of the Alumni Wildcat Band," Contact Mr. Alsup at 8-8611 at the h~ school band room for further de~, Correction: In last week's edition of The Florala News, the name of James "Jake" Griffin was incorrectly given as James "Jake"Smith. Griffin was the victim in a murder case. Charlotte Richburg and her mother, June Smith have been charged with Ist degree murder in the case. FLORALA POLICE SOUTH FIFTH STREET FLORALA, ALABAMA ${~a MR AMDMRS. LARRY K. WOODHAM, EDITOP~ AND PUBLISHERS SUBSCRIPTION RATES Covington County, Alslmma ..................... $$.1B Elsewhere in A~I ........................ $6.N Other States ............................... N.~ ESTABLISilED IN 1900 PUBLUIHED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY I I_ ' .,_L FHS Graduate Now SGA Officer Walter G. Johnson, on left, has been chosen vice president a of the Evening Student Government Association for 1976-77 at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, South Carolina. John- son is a Business Administration major. He graduated from Florata High School in 1968. Pictured with Johnson are other ora,a, auama ofricers, A Faith Timms, secretary-treasurer and James D. Ravencraft, president. Walter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pony I I II /IL Johnson, formerly of Florala and now residents of Paxton. REPORT The Florala Police Depart- merit reports for the week of June 1 - 7, a total of 20 ar- rests were made. They are: No drivers license - 2, highway intoxication - 1, assault ,rid battery - 1, destruction of private property - 1, vile and profane language - 1, driving while intoxicated - 3, carrying concealed weapon - 1, driving while revoked - 3, aggravated reckless driving - 1, failure to yield to blue light and si- ten - 1, disobeying a police officer - 1, reckless driving- Z, bench warrant - 1 and im- proper tag - I. RESCUE REPORT During the past week, the rescue squad made 15 runs, using a total of 61 man hours and, putting 1,038 miles on the ambulances. THE FLORALA NEWS - JUNE Calendar Feature Events Beginning in next week's Flo- rata News there will be a Com- munity Calendar which will fea- ture meetings, revivals and other notices of upcoming events. This calendar will be a handy list for persons planning their weeks activities. All events listed intbe calen- dar must be open to the public and free or charge. To list your upcoming events, call the News Office at 8-0425 or send a card or letter to the Florala News, attention, Liz Bates. The calendar will list events taking place over a two week period. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR June I, 1976 Mr. & Mrs. Larry K. Woodham Editors & Publishers The Florala News Florala, Alabama 36442 Dear Mr. & Mrs. Woodham, I would like to commend you on the excellent way in which you have covered the events over at the high school this year. The school is a center of activity and you have been there to report, commend and encourage the students who take part in the various activities. I want to especially thank you for your support of the Wild- cat Band. I've been proud of the students' accomplishments this year and it adds so very much when they are recogniz- ed so very well in The Florala News. Your contribution to the school and the community is immeasurable. Thank you, thank thank you!!: Sincerely, /s/Andy Alsup Band Director NAMING OF FLORALA ARMORY The Florala New Florala, Alabama 3644Z The Alabama National Guard Armory at Florala, Alabama, is hereby named and designa- ted FORT JOSEPH L. BYRD, SR., in honor of CWO Joseph L. Byrd, Sr., who rendered out- standing service to the Alabama National Guard unit in Florala for some 41 years. Mr. Byrd's dedication, lo- yalty and hard work contributed in large measure to the success of the Alabama National Guard in Florala and thrpnghout the State of Alabama. His civic and social contributions to the Florala community made him an outstanding community lea- der and he was highly respect- ed in both civilian and military circles. It is, therefore, fitting and proper to honor this fine of- ricer who gave of his time, ta- lent and service to his coun- try, the State of Alabama, his community and the Alabama National Guard, by naming the Florala National Guard Armory "FORT JOSEPH L. BYRD, SR." Charles A. Rollo Major General The Adjutant General An Editorial ovin The Grand Jury has made some teresting recommendations to the County Commissioners about the jail. First, they recommend that the missioners take some positive action present jail situation. In other words Jury wants the county to build a This is, of course, not a new tion. But the Grand Jury is backing commendation with some force. What they recommend is that the sioners, pending a decision by the General, either levy a new tax to new jail or use tax money already the county for the building. Since 1970, Covington County has approximately $150,000 per year from cial two and one-half mill tax passed Courthouse renovations. However, $50,000 per year is used to retire standing warrants on this debt. Approximately $I00.,000 per year is from this tax. The Grand Jury not say where this money is being s surely some of it can be used to a new jail. The Attorney General may well the county has the right to levy a build a new jail, but in our opinion, ty Commissioners should plan to use ney already on hand for such a project. Citizens already have enough without adding more. And while we congratulate the on their recommendation that the a new jail, we wonder why they first new tax instead of the use of the venue. We feel, whatever the decision General, that the county should seal available tax money to build the new jail issuing a new tax. Oh, yes, the force we spoke of Grand Jury's recommendations that the 1976, Grand Jury proceed by way of or impeachment. Last on the list of the director of the Department of and Institutions of the State of Alabama the Covington County Jail to see if all of it should be condemned'as a. place finement. • " ' i ": • " Maybe, the Grand Jury can force the Commissioners to take action on a new whatever the County Commission hope it is not another tax for the Covington County. Meanwhile, what is happening to the received by the county in excess of needed to repay the loan for the the Courthouse.'? IOOTH DRUG COMPANY Henry E. Wilson Phone 8-3271 Fiorala, Ala. BUSINESS... may be refilled. A BIG How can I eve'r thank all of you who vote voted for and hel me in the run-off Democratic Primary? To say that I deeply preciate your support is not enough. The best way I know how to express my thanks is by being best Democratic nominee possible. And, then, after the election, by making you the most faithful, loyal, and Representative in Congress the Second District has had since tht days of the late Cong. George Andrews and the late Cong. Steagall. You have my word for it: ril never let you down. (Pd. poL adv. by Carole Keahey, Box X, Ozark, A labama)