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)E ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. IF, AUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST ESTABLISHED IN 1900 LOCATION OF 102 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS RTH YEAR NUMBER ! 5 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1973 iOc PER SINGLE COP'Y The : Be I, 1912 bears the an- Chas. M. Wig- Assessor. Mr. man of sterling COupled with his assessor to which he head ap- of W. re-election to the rer. Mr. s no recommenda- as his ability for is clearly proven record as an of- of Edu- the announce- Bozeman, who present term . faithfully. Be- with the edu- of the state Mr. Boze- for still in the future. tlemonstrated fact trees can be we see no rea- bugbear of long to come into not be banish- Who refuses to trees because it them to grow Size to yield is for much good hess capacity. If for planting is wisdom in Chautauqua 1912 promis- most successful ~ood ones which The man- given careful at- selection of a year and are that they have arranged pro- the many who Chau- to year. The selected by ittee, and re- think is a of attrac- will be fur- Lycum and will best on their list, in- t class COncert compan- and quite a number Orchestra, and of Mississippi who will of "Health Mr. Lowrey ~owrey family have played part in build- interests of growing com- Is recognized most successful the age. He deal of time bright, is endowed of entertaining his fellows to things. The ua man- they have scoop in se- Mrs. Betty Kyser, chairman of the Little Miss and Junior Miss 24th of June Beauty Pa- geant, reminds everyone to come out and enjoy the show this Saturday, June 23 8:00 o'clock, in the Florala City School auditorium. Twelve lovely ladies have en- tered the competition for the Junior Miss 24th Contest. En- tries will continue to be ac- cepted through Thursday even- ing which has been scheduled as "rehearsal night" for the Junior and Little Misses. Con- testants are asked to be at the Florala City School this Thurs- day evening, June 21, for re- hearsal. Entering the Junior Miss Contest from Florala are Dianne Meadows, Brenda Gaff Edwards, Susie Henderson. Charlette Moulton, Sandra Hen- derson, Virginia Sue Jennings, Debbie Mitchell, Pam Bullard, Vickie James, Joyce Ann No- lan; from Laurel Hill, Betty Jordan, and from Darlington, Carolyn Adkinson. The Little Miss competition has aroused the most interest with 14 contestants thus far. They are, from Florala, Lisa Cawthon, Leslie M. Thorn, Lisa Kimbro, Beth Hamilton, and Marie Bonadio; from Paxton, Rebecca Tolbot; from Lockbart, Reyona Hutcheson, Pamela Harrison; from Laurel Hill, Patricia Yelverton, Mary Va- linda Kirkland, and Angela Dawn Dupre; from Opp, Sandra Burli- son, and Dorothy Norris, and from DeFuniak Springs,Angela Stafford. A Florala News photographer will be on hand to take pic- tures upon request. The Miss 24th of June Con- test will be held on June 30 at 2:00 p.m. on the walkway of the activities building on Beautiful Lake Jackson. En- trants for this contest are still being accepted, according to Mrs. Kyser. There are only 9 at present. They are, from Florala, Lynne Denney, Debbie Baker, Sharon Thomp- son, Dell Mitchell; Lula Marie Adams from DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; Sharlon Adkison, West- vflle, Fla.; Vivian Dawn Kirk, Caryville, Fla.; Debbie Fuen- tes, Enterprise, Ala.; Lee Cal- houn, Columbia, Ala. Tickets Still Available For Show This week is your last chance to buy tickets for the Jerry Clower Show. Jerry Clower, famed humorist from Yazoo City, Mississippi will be ap- pearing in the Florala High School Auditorium this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are being sold at The Bank of Florala, Evan's Store for Men, The Florala Jewelry- Store, Franklin - Ferguson Company, Piggly Wiggly, and the Tastee Freeze. Advanced tickets cost $2.00 and tickets at the door $2.25. Indications are that the per- formance will be a sale out, so it is advised that you buy ad- vanced tickets and come early. There is a limited seating capa- city. THE FLOR-ALA ROCKETTES - from left, Jan Puckett, Louise Belcer, Carrie Savage, Ruth Riley, Karen King, l~aurie Davis, Sandy Wiess, Dugan Wiess, Lisa McDaniel, and Sonya Moseley. l The Flor- Ala Rockettes started the 1973 presentation of "An Evening of Dance" off with a bang as they began the show with BLAST-OFF, a fav- orite from a former show, which provided the audience with a breathtaking view and the ex- citement of a real rocket blast- off. Well, not quiet, but almost. This was the twentieth annual Evening of Dance presented by the Dorothy Rainer Sellars Studio of Dance, and it seems, without exception, that each year the program is better than Southland Amusements will again come to Florala for the big 24th Celebration bringing rides, fun, and amusement for all the family. Celebrating the 103rd Ma- sonic Celebration, Southland Amusements will be in town June 25-30. Everyone is invited to come out to the grounds and enjoy good, clean fun and amusement. • . . FLETCHER GIBSON MRS. ALTON PALMER NAMED TO WOMEN'S "WHO'S WHO" A Dotbanian, Mrs. Alton Palmer, has been named to the "World Who's Who of Women, 1973," as well as being named for the second consecutive year to "2000 Women of Achieve- ment," for 1973. Other distinguished editions to which she has been named are LISA PADEN, Alabama's Junior Miss, guest dancer on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary "Personalities of the South, of the Dorothy Rainer Sellars Studio of Dance, Thursday and Friday evenings, June Zl and 22. 1969," and 1970; and Inter- national Dictionary of Bio- graphy." JUNE 30 TO BE Mrs. Palmer, the former Edna Earle Turnipseed of Pike BIG DAY OF JUNE 2411d Road, Ala., was valedictorian CELEBRATION of her high school graduating class. She was awarded her A number of people have Master's degree in elementary expressed concern over the 103 edication from Troy State Uni- June 24th Celebration being ob- versity June 8. She attended served on Saturday, June 30. Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Walter L. Stinson, Jr., Se- Tenn., and received her B.S. cretary, Lodge #685 F&AM, degree from TSU. has issued this statement con- She was married to Guy Al- cernin_g their decision to cele- ton Palmer in 1937; be has brate Saturday, June 30. been deceased since1948. They Quoting from the Masonic had three children: Guy AI- Code of Alabama, Edict #198: ton Jr., Mary Ethel (Mrs. Ra- The installation of subordinate Fletcher Gibson Elected As of Mr. Low- hey), Martba Louise (Mrs. lodge officers shall be as soon Platform man- A uditor A t Boy's State Deal). as practicable after their elec- There are A teacher in the Dotban ele- tion or appointment. In no Whom we wish mentary schools since 1955, case shall they be installed them we willFletcher Gibson, son of Mr. eral election by beating his she began her teaching career prior to the 24th,day of June. statement is and Mrs. Tom Gibson of Flo- Federalist opponenL in Lockhart in 1935 and then That day, by Masonic custom Others which rala, has been elected to the On Thursday, Fletcher was taught in Florala 1941-41. She is installation day, and if of- to prepare the office of State Auditor at the administered the oath of of- taught a private kindergarten ricers are not installed on feast of good 1973 session of Alabama Boys rice by Alabama Sul~remecourt from 1949 until 1955. that day, they should be in- uring the month State., Chief Justice, Howell T. Heflin. Mrs. Palmer has been astalled thereafter as soon as member of and held various practicable. Boy s State activities took Until the close of Boys State offices in all education affiliated Since the 24th fell on Sunday, place on Jacksonville State he worked with other elected professional associations and and officers cannot be "in- campus during the week of June officials, as. they tried to pass clubs, local through national stalled prior to the 24th, Ma- Will walk to 3-8. Approximately 550 boys bills in the Senate and House. level. She is a member of Doth- sonic officers of Lodge #685 morning and will be out, 5th to Feb. * Opera House, of Elba, of Opp I Mrs. who has Anna no Ho- !b TO PAGE 6 from all over the state parti- cipated. Everyone arrived on Sunday and they were then divided into sixteen different cities. With- in these groups the boys elect- ed a mayor and councilmen and learned about city government. Party meetings took place on Monday and Tuesday. The Fed- eralists and Nationalists list- ened to candidates of their res- pective parties and nominated someone to represent them in the general election. Fletcher received the Nationalist no- mination for State Auditor and then on Wednesday won the gen- Boys State participants bad an Business and Professional the honor of listening to Lt. Women's Club; Dotban As- GOD. Jere BeasleV and they also toured Fort McClellan in sociation for Retarded Child- ren; dES No. 76 of which she nearby Anniston, Ala. has served in various capa- During graduaUon cere- cities; Alpha Kappa Chapter monies of Boys State, Fletcher of Alpha Delta Kappa having was also present~! with the served as president; vice- Citizenship Award [or his city. president of the Lazy Daisy Boys State is sponsored by the American Leg|on. It was established to serve as a semi- nar in government Ior outstand- ing high school junior boys and has proven to be a tremendous success as this was the 36th year. Garden Club; International Platform Association; National Geographic Society, Inc.; Heart Fund; March of Dimes; teach- es Sunday School class at Lafayette Street United Metho- dist Church; held various Imsts CON TINUED TO PAGE 2 felt that the Saturday follow- ing would be the more prac- tical day. They felt that more people could attend on Satur- day than on, say Monday, or some other week day. Stinson, himself Senior Grand Deacon, has stated that Joseph D. Brackin, Deputy Grand Mas- ter, will be the installing of- ricer for this years celebra- MISS SANDY WIES$, senior member of the Flor-Ala Rockettes tion. Brackin married a Flo- receives special recognition following the final performance of rala girl, Sylvia Henderson, An Evening of Dance in Florala, Friday, June 15. daughter of the late Mr. anc Sandy, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. T. Wiess, and the Mrs. Asa Henderson. Also in attendance this year will'tbe granddaughter of Judge and Mrs. Thomas D. Beasley, has been CONTINUED TO PAGE 2~ exceptional member of the Dorothy Rainer Sellars Studio of Dtmce for the past 11 years. the year before. This year, the program of dances were made up of favorite pieces from form- er shows, all restaged and ar- ranged especially for 1973. One hundred eighteen beauti- fully costumed young people from south Alabama and north- west Florida delighted the au- dience with their exceptional talent. There is no describing the beauty of the set decoration. To this writer, it is like taking a trip to New York and being privileged to view one of their famous presentations. Dorothy brings a little of New York to Florala and for this we should all be greatful. The second portion of the show, "View from the Moon", was particularly beautiful, highlighted by The Junior Tap Dancers performance to "Per- fidia" and "Rosita". The Flor- Ala Rockettes closed out this portion of the show tapping to the tune of "Swamp Fire" and "Black Magic". The Dorothy Rather Sellars dancers must surely have been inspired by the performance of guest dancer, Miss Lisa Paden, Alabama's Junior Miss, who danced to the Girl's Solo from "Don Quixote". Lisa was in Florala most of the week for all the rehearsals and was guest in the home of Miss Kay Gomillion. She was truly a joy and inspiration to all those with whom she came in contact,during her stay here. The final portion of the show, "Splashdown", was especially effective with the ultra-violet lighting, using flourescent ma- terials. The songs and dances of the islanders sent the view- ers on an imaginary trip to the South Pacific. In actuality, the many guests, beth Thursday and Friday even- ings, were taken on an imagin- ary trip around the world as was reflected in the World map, etched in silver sequins on a sheer black curtain, used in the background for many of the dances. Special guest for this year's presentation were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Paden, Lisa's parents, and her dance trainer, Mrs. Ernesto Cook of Birmingham, Mrs. Sellars sisters, Misses Alice and Clarice Rainer, con- cert duo pianist, lust returned from a tour o[ Europe, and many, many others too numer- ous to mention. Mrs. Sellars gave special recognition to Miss Kay Gomil- lion, a former dance student, who for the past 2 1/~. years has been Dorothy's "right hand" as secretary and special assistant; Mrs. Betty Denney, who has been an.invaluable as- sistant during most of her pro- ductions the past twenty years; Ruth Riley of Andalusia and Louisa Belcher of Opp who so graciously assisted in helping the younger students perfect their dance routines, and to Miss Sandy Wiess of DeFuniak Springs, as the senior member of the Flor-Ala Rockettes. A conservative estimate is that 1300 people viewed this years anniversary presenta- tion. J