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June 22, 1972     The Florala News
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June 22, 1972

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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. Z'r, ........ LAKE JACKSON & GCATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST RD YEAR I UMBER 16 le les v elec- and hop off candidates up for the s SCheduled time only qualified for is quail- is ex- ~r the June past that begin qua- seats for the qualified office last this of= in this 39 years of COmmunity as one of the Slve cities. Florala from then known High Uni- i is a gra- .. • EVAIIS II olce direc- past se- work he line of duty comfort to Which is re- nmented upon here from tried Betty children, wife is a is a mere- at Florala adminis- of F.lorala rob have costs of as other with, With the elec- city council the po- and plans for to the citi- 1'0 PA~E 18 1972-7$ Daniel Rboice Tyner, who has served as postmaster in Florala since February 28, 1954, is re- tiring, effective June 30, 1972. James E. Davis will become officer-In-Charge on July 1st, 1972. Tyner is a veteran of. World War II and went into the post- office in Florala soon after leaving the service. He was ap- pointed acting postmaster February 28, 1954 and was offi- cially appointed postmaster July 13, 1955. Tyner has many friends who wish him well in his retire- ment. When asked by this news- paper what he would be doing in retirement he replied, "No- thing," but then modified it by saying that Mary, his wife, has jobs lined up for him that will take weeks to complete. He said that he would probably do some farming on farm lands he owns in Walton County, Flor- ida where he is already doing gardening. Davis began his postal ca- reer at Florala postoffice Au- gust 22, 1955. He was appoint- ed Assistant to the Postmaster March 22, 1969. He is a vete- ran of the Korean Conflict and went into the postoffice soon after being discharged. Davis has many friends who congra- tulate him on being appointed Officer-ln-Charge of the Flor- ala postoffice. Postmaster for the Florala office will be appointed at some future date. As a rule the Of- ricer-ln-Charge receives the appointment after he has shown that he can manage the office. Davis has been preparing him- self for the office, hence his appointment to the place .as Officer-ln-Charge. Since he was assistant to the postmaster he has attended sessions concern- ing the postal service in this area. The thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts. -H.W. Longfellow. OFFICERS FIDELrrY LODGE N88 -l~mt row from le~: Warden; Marion Causey, Junior Warden; Alphus Hender- L. Stlnson, Secretary. Hugh Hinson, Senior Deacon; Walter James Denney, ESTABLISHED IN 1900 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY FLORALA TO BE ASSIGNED ADDITIONAL HEALTH PERSONNEL Dr. Emil E. Palmquist, Regional Health Director for HEW Region IV, Atlanta, Georgia, has announced that Florala will be assigned health personnel from the National Health Service Corps. Florala is one of 122 communities in the U. S. which have been de- signated as having critical health manpower shortage areas and eligible for health- medical assistance under the Emergency Health Personnel Act of 1970. Donald Scbeer, Region IV director of placement in Na- tional Health •Services Corps, said the assignment of physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health professionals will begin in July. Mr. 8cheer works with individual communities to develop their own resources with the hope of achieving a permanent solution to the maldistribution of health personnel in a partictllar loca- lity. "Manpower assigned to these areas are carefully matched with the community." he said. "They are encouraged to remain after completion of their period of service." The National Health Service Corps is not a free medicine program, Mr. Scbeer empha- sized. Fees which are normal or customary for the area will be charged by health assignees. Assignments of health personnel are made to average American communities and approval for health manpower is made on the basis of health professional scarcity and not on poverty levels. James York, administrator of the Florala Memorial Hos- pital announced that Dr. Thomas L. Ewing of Los Angles, Cali- fornia, will come to Florala with the program. He and his wife visited Florala June 3 and 4 and it is of those who had the privilege of meeting them of being very will im- pressed. Dr. and Mrs. Ewing have a three month old daughter. Dr. Ewing and family will return to Florala July 7 and go into the office at the Florala Medical Clinic building on July 10. MASONIC ROYAL COURT @ SELECTED MAIL MUST BE DEPOSITED EARLY FOR PROMPT DELIVERY Effective June 22, 1972, all out' of town mail must be de- posited at the Florala post- office by 4i40 p.m. to be dis- patched at 4:50 p.m. to Ever- green, Alabama, Sectional Cen- ter, according to James E. Davis, assistant to the post- master at the Florala office. According to Davis, this change is necessary to comply with area mail processing which will soon be implemented at the Florala, Alabama postoffice. When area mail processing is implemented, mail will not re- ceive the Florala postmark but will be postmarked at the Sec- tional Center facility at Ever- gree~, Alabama. Mailers should refrain from addressing mail to "City" since this mail might be dropp- ed in the out-of-town mail and go to the Sectional Center at Evergreen for processing and it would not be known what town was the "city" for which the mail was iatuded. SPECIAL MEETING OF FIDELI TY LODGE FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1972 Lodge opens at 6:30 p.m. Work in M,M. Degree. Coronation of King and Queen. Masonz supper by Order Eastern Star #441. Visiting Brethern welcome. SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1972 Lodge opens at 8:30 a.m. for the purpose of 102nd Public Installation of officers by Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden. l0 a.m. - 11 a.m. o Dedication of Fidelity Lodge #685 by Grand Lodge Officers of Grand Lodge of Alabama. Public invited. I 27 Pints Of Blood Collected Florala fell far short of the required 150 pints of blood for the regularly scheduled visit of the Red Cross Blood Mobile Monday. Only 27 pints of blood were collected. Workers blamed the poor showing on Hurricane Agnes. With coastal residents rush- ing for higher ground, a number of Florala's good citizens were kept busy most of Sunday night providing shelter for many of those leaving the coastal areu. I~my were placed ", the Baptist Camp while others spent the night in the old National Guard Armory.. Others parked their campersin and around the Lake Jackson Park. Among those assisting the displaced persons were the Floe rata Police Department; James York, administrator of Florala Memorial Hospital; Sgt. Hubert Byrd of the Florala National Guard; J. E. Mitchell with the Tri-City Rescue Squad, and Ewin Moody. Stewardl Charles Sweatt. Junior Deacon: Harold Geo~hann, Marshall. Not pictured are Lamar Mitchell, Worshipful Master; Fred M. Martin, Treasurer; Fulton Prescott, Tiler, and Lester Hayes, Junior Steward. LOCATION OF I01 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1972 10¢ PER SINGLE COPY f The Masonic King and Queen will reign over the 102rid an- nual Masonic Celebration Sat- urday. The Royal Court is se- lected by the Masons of Fidelity Lodge #685 and must be the son and daughter of a Mason. Being selected King and Queen of the Celebration by the Masons is an honor and appreciated by the young men and women se- lected as the King and Queen and members of the Court. Selected this year is Queen Peggy Jean Lindsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. German Lind- sey, and King Gary Benjamin Woodham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Woodham. Both are gra- duates of Florala High School of the 1972 class. Miss Lindsey is a member of the First Baptist Church of Florala and has been pianist for the Young Life Singers the past four years. She was select- ed "Miss Florala" in 1970-71. She had been selected as first runner-up in the Junior Miss contest in 1969-70 and selected as "Most Talented" in Who's Who in the Senior Class. She is a member of the Beta Club at Florala High School the past three years, member of the Math Club for two years, mem- ber of Pep Club four years and of FHA for one year. She is enrolled at Huntingdon Col- lege and will enter the fall semester. Gary participated in sports during his high school years. Prior to that he was a member of the Wildcat Marching Band. During his senior year he was captain of the Wildcat football team for several games and received the coveted Most Valu- able Linesman trophy for his year's work. He enjoys tennis, boating and fishing. During the Summer months he is working at The Florala News and will attend Auburn University this fall. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church CONTINUED TO PAGE 3 • . . KING GARY iOODNAM AND ~JEEN PEGGY JEAN L INDSEY COUNTY AGEN'I~ ELECT - Named as officers of the Alabama Association of County Agricul- tural Agents at the organization's annual meeting in Huntsville were from left, front row, Grady W.~kefield, Wedowee, director; W. H. ',Be" Kinard, Andalusia, president; and B. B. Wil- liamson, Livingston, vi~e president; back row, from left, Cecil Miller, Linden, director; Walter Stone, Union Springs, director; and t]oward Hall, Centre, director. Not shown is Bobby Futral, Clanton, secretary=treasurer. Mrs. Olene Shealy was brought, to Florala Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, June 5, about 7:15 by the Florala Tri-City Rescue Squad. Mrs. Shealy suffered 3rd degree burns over 75% of her body as a result of a grease fire caused when a pot in which she was frying, fish at Tedders Place over turned on a gas stove and exploded. Dr. C. N. Matthews admin- istered emergency treatment. Realizing the seriousness ot Mrs. Shealy's condition, and the dire need for special attention, Dr. Matthews and Hospital Administrator James York called on the Army Hospital in Fort Rucker, Alabama for a Medevac helicopter to assist them in a mercy flight to Mo- bile General Hospital which is equipped with one of the best burn units and facilities any- where. When Florala Memorial auth- orities notified the Mobile hos- pital in advance of the mercy flight, Miss Lynn Savage, RN from Florala, who works the 3 until 11 shift on the 6th floor, was summoned to the emer- gency roem, thinking perhaps that she might be acquainted with Mrs. Shealy. Lynn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom- my Savage of RFD, Florala. Mrs. Shealy was suffering [rom shock when she arrived at Mobile and was listed in cri- tical condition but last reports were that she is much improved. The emergency flight was made in performance of a Mil- itary Assistance to SafetyTraf- tic (MAST) mission. The heli- copter was piloted by John Dienlin, CW2, and aircraft corn - mander, Gene Knapp, CW~.. Flight surgeon was Major Ro- bert J. Kreutzmann and Medic SP4 Michael Lopez asssisted in the mission.