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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1972 SENATOR SPARKMAN ANSWERS QUESTIONS FROM READERS Dear Senator Sparkman: Please tell me how one can find out what Committees of Con- gress are in session on any given day. D. N., Prichard SPARKMAN: Most commit- tee meetings, with the exception of executive sessions, are pub- lic. A check of the "Washing- ton Post" each morning you are in Washington will give you a rundown of House and Senate Committee activities, time and whether it is an open or closed meeting. Dear Senator Sparkman: What is the status of the proposed constitutional amendment pro- posed by Senator Harry Byrd, Jr. to limit the terms of Fed- eral judges? L.T., Anniston SPARKMAN: This amend- ment and several others would change the current tenure of Federal judges. Some of the proposed amendments would limit each judge to a single specified term and others pro- vide for the reconfirmation of Federal judges at different per- fads. All of these amendments are now pending before the Con- stitutional Amendments Sub- comittees of the Judiciary Com- mittees of the two Houses of Congress. Dear Senator Sparkman: I am greatly concerned about the high costs of property trans- fers. Frankly, I feel that I have been "had." Can you do some- thing to bring about som~chan- ges with regard to high set- tlement costs? M.C., Mont- gomery. SPARKMAN: Your caseis not unlike those that were uncovered in a study made by the Com- mittee on settlement costs over HAS COME TO TOWN Southland Amusements On The Midway Presents A IIIII IIII ren 12 and under Rides - Concession - Fun for all! Everyone Invited ! Through Saturday, June 24th the past two years. As a re- sult of the study, my Commit- tee took action and approved le- gislation which would requil:e the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Develop- ment to establish ceilings on the costs of real estate transac- tions. The purpose of this would be to eliminate any inordinate and unfair fees that you refer to in purchasing property. 'Pitch In' Campaign For Litter Clean.up Pitch In Week is an anti- litter campaign sponsored by the United States Brewers Association. The pilot cam- paign was recently conducted in the Greater St. Louis area, where more than 200 area businesses and organizations took part. Henry B. King president of the USBA said that the St. Louis campaign "will serve as the model for similar cam- paigns that will be extended to all areas of the nation. "The strength of the cam- paign is based on convincing people that the answer to eliminating litter is within each individual. Litter be- longs in the proper receptacle and not on the ground. Every- one should realize that litter is a slap in America's face and theirs and to do some- thing about it. Now is the time to Pitch In." The Department of Health, Education and Welfare has proposed a $23,000 study to determine why youngsters fall off their tricycles. O # you town your convenience, in MILDRED R. YEAMAN, MANAGER We enjoy having you visit with us FLOI LADY PHARMACIST - There's a new attraction at Clemon's Drug Company in COp. Pretty Mrs. Kay Evans of Florala is doing her intern work in pharmacy at the drug company. She is the wife of Jerry Evans of Florala and a graduate of Florala Higl~ School where she was a cheerleader, a member of the Beta Club, and a member of the Student Council. 2~nts past semes- ter, Mrs. Evans made the Dean's List at Samford University where she is a senior. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ro- land DeFranco of Florala. Doctor in the Kitchen by Laurence M. Hursh, M.D. Consultant, National Dairy Council FOOD FROM VENDING MACHINES One of today's phenomena is the vending machine. It's estimat- ed that nationwide there are over 5 million such machines in use. They are "silent salesmen" ready day or night to sell their products to you. How popular are vending ma- chines? It's said that people all over this nation drop nearly 200 million coins into vending ma- chines every 24 hours. That's about 139,000 coins a minute, or 2,300 every second. Machines Influence How We Eat It's obvious to us all that vend- ing machines have become in- creasingly involved in what the nation eats -- and how it eats. What this means is the vendor has a responsibility to offer a balance of foods. And the con- sumer as always owes it to him- self to choose wisely what he eats. There's no question that both the consumer and the ven- dor have a long way to go. But improvement is constant. You can, for example, meet the re- quirements of balanced four-food- group eating quite easily. Take lunch at work: If you choose, say, a meat or cheese sandwich; plus hot vegetable soup and milk, you've done it. You've chosen from the meat or so-called protein group, the milk group, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals. Incidentally, did you know that vending ma- chines indicate milk's popularity? Annual statistics say that more than 84,000 vending machines are in operation just dispensing milk. And on the average these machines each sell 230 haft-pints of milk per week, or a total of almost I billion haft-pints per year. But vending machines, I have discovered, are not all that new. As early as 215 B.C., worshipers in temples could get holy water by dropping in five drachmas (a drachma today is worth about 74 cents). In 1615, coin-operated tobacco boxes appeared in Eng- lish pubs. After a coin was in- serted, the lid opened and the patron helped himself to a pipe- ful of tobacco. The real beginning of vending machines in this coun- try was in 1888 when Thomas Adams installed tutti-frutti gum machines on the platforms of New York City's elevated trains. This prompted the vending of candy, nuts, and other items. Moody Drug Franklin OTHER LIVESTOCK PEST~. Perhaps You're Is,' Big Hurry To Get That New Car Summer Vacation Then financing may be the least of because we have the money waiting a~1 be pleasantly surprised at how little it '| [ Stop in. MEMBER OF FDIC TO THE BROTHREN OF FIDELITY LODGE # 685 WHO THE SUPREME GRAND MASTER HAS CALLED FROM EARTHLY t