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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS - THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1972 THE CELEBRATION and best wishes ~e People Of Florala And Mosons On Their ]02nd CELEBRATION 'i,~ ::i~i )i!i~ RURAL HOUSING CHANGESMADE Many additional families in Alabama are now eligible for rural housing loans from the Farmers Home Administration, FHA State Director, John A. Garrett, announced today. "In families where both hus- band and wife are employed," Mr. Garrett explained, "the new policy permits half of the wife's gross income to be ex- cluded in determining whether the total family income is with- in the maximum limit for loan eligibility." For example, the husband is the princinal source of income STOp AND SAVE WITH SUPERTANE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN - Sixty-five-year old grandfather, John D. Lowery of Elba, left, receives congratulations from Enterprise State Junior College President B. A. Forrester. Low- began his second year at ESJC last week. MRS. D. G. WILLIAMSON CONgMYULAYIO/$! AND Thirty-six years after he graduated from high school, John D. Lowery, of Elba, former Floralian, enrolled as a fresh- man at Enterprise State Junior College summer quarter 1971, with"reservations and appre- hensions." Last week he began his second year, having earned 51 quarter hours credit toward his two- year Associate degree with a grade point average of 2.76 (4.00 is all A's), filled with enthusiasm over prospects for the future. basic college math. "I had my reservations and was a bit apprehensive," Lowery recalls, "when I first enrolled, about attending college with all those young people. To my surprise, I fitted right in and found that there were quite a few adults enrolled in night classes. The math gave me a little trouble. They have changed it quite a bit since I was in high school but I did not have too much trouble ad- justing." Lowery attended night classes Lowery graduated from three quarters and took l0 hours Florala High School in1935,and each quarter. After retiring, retired from Dorsey Trailers he changed over to day classes in Elba on March l, 1972 after and completed 21 quarter hours 26 years as chief accountant and during spring quarter. decision to attend college. John Jr.'s wife, Barbara, is an in- structor at the University Medical Center. Lowery's daughter, Mrs. Janice L. Kalec, lives in Chicago with her hus- band who teaches architecture at Chicago Institute of Art and is a partner in a Chicago archi- tecture firm. She has a de- gree in home economics and is elated over her father's new venture. "I have taken a few home- study correspondence courses in accounting and in art," Lowery stated, "and I hope to obtain some credit on this when I transfer to a senior institution. Art is my second choice and I plan to major in it. The junior college has given me statistician. He plans to earn His wife, Jimmie T. Lowery, an Associate Degree in business a retired elementary school new perspective on life and administration at ESJC, trans-teacher who taught 32 years in opened the door to the life- fer to Troy State University and Elba and Covington County, is long goals that might have been earn a four-year degree, then behind him 100 percent. "l impossible to obtain if we did BULLARD, sit for the Certified Public don't feel that John is the type not have the junior college Accountant's examination, to just sit and twiddle his with its day and evening pro- 0~F,l~ In June 1971, Loweryattended thumbs," she stated,"healways 'grams. I have found the in- the State Lions Convention in wanted to be a CPA and I donot structors at ESJC to be dis- Birmingham where he met Bill think it is too late for him to creet, dedicated and sincere in 8-03i 1 Foreman, Public Relations attain it. He has the deter- their work, and the standards Officer for Enterprise State. He ruination and desire needed and I of the college generally to be asked many questions about will certainly encourage him in high and strict." ESJC with the idea of enrolling every way possible." Lowery has been secretary of PRESCRIPTION SHOP r Health is Our Business" after he retired. Foreman told The sixty-five-year-old him that he did not have to grandfather has two children. wait until after he retired since John Jr., a rehabilitation coun- ESJC offered college level selor for the State Employment courses in the evening, and Service in Birmingham, has a suggested that Lowery begin his bachelor's degree and a college career immediately, master's from the University of The following week he enrolled Alabama. He has a 2 1/2 year- in evening division at ESJC and old daughter, Alicia, and is scheduled U. S. history and pleased with his father's Elba Lions Club for the past 14 years. He has served as president of the club and has TO OUR NEIGHBORING CITY UPON THEIR OBSERVANCE OF THE Mr. and Mrs. Porter Ludlam, Owner Laurel Hill, Florida with $6,060. His wife earns $4,000. His entire income~ plus half of his wife's, or $Z,000, total $6,000. This is within Alabama's moderate in- come level of $8,000 so the family may be eligible for a Farmers Home Administration Loan. James V. Smith, National Ad- ministrator of Farmers Home Administration emphasized that newly-eligible families must demonstrate that they otherwise merit FHA financing, and that credit is not available ,from regular commercial sources. "The new policy will assist families in which the wife's in- come is needed to improve the standard of living. Note, that if the wife is the principal breadwinner, the rule does not apply. This change will in no way affect our expanding service to low-income families," Mr. Smith said. Loans may be made to families that will buy or build homes in open country or towns of up to 10,000 population, and who are not able to secure ere(At from regular commercial sources. Complete information is available from the agency's 58 county offices in Alabama. Instinct is a great matter: 1 was a coward on instinct. Let him make use of instinct who cmmot nmke use of wi sdom. TO FLORALA LODGE 686 F AND THE CITY OF FLORALA ON THIS 102ND ANNUAL CELEBRATION KINSTON, ALABAMA C. CARROLL PIERCE, CHAIRMAN; JAMES F. GRIGG, JR., PRESIDENT; been Zone Chairman and Deputy District Governor. He teaches a Sunday School class at Elba ~,lrsing [tome arid is a Deacon at the Elba First Baptist Church. "Age is relative," Lowery surmises, "and a man can do anything that he sets his heart on. When you quit growing mentally then you are over the hill, he added. Lowery has a brother, A. B. Lowery, who continues to make Florala his home. Hehas many friends in this area who are WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN EXTENDING CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF FLORALA AND IN THEIR COOPERATION IN CONTINUING THIS TRADITIONAL International Transportation Exposition, Washington, D.C., were given a preview of the "people movers" of tomorrow. Some companies exhibited scale models or real size models on static display, but the companies with actual "people movers," received maximum attention. People waited in line several hours to take demonstration rides. Visiting dignitaries from both the United States and abroad as well as the general public showed real interest in the movers which were dis- played by Bendix Corp., Rohr Industries, Ford Motor Co., and Otis Elevator Co. According to Burt F. Raynes, chairman and chief executive, Rohr Industries has modern ground transpor- tation systems which could be operating in cities across the country within a few years, helping to solve one of Amer- ica's most critical urban prob- lems. Rohr exhibited advanced systems at Transpo, each de- signed to serve a different segment of a balanced trans- portation network. Some ve- hicles had steel wheels ; others had rubber wheels or no wheels at all. One floats on air and another hangs in the air. The Ford Motor Co., dem- onstrated a prototype trans- portation system that will speed passengers along an elevated guideway in electric ears, while the Bendix Dash- aveyor personal rapid transit system featured two air-con- tained, electrically-powered vehicles along a 1,200 foot guideway. The Otis Elevator Co., showed a completely auto- mated, electrically powered "Personal Rapid Transit." Truly A Tradition Worthy Of Preservation May Your Visit To Florala On This Occasion Be A Pleasant One And We Hope That You Vill Come Back Again And Again POLES TIMBERS LUMBER interested in his activities and the family's welfare. **o.s,o ~,_,s ]871" i972~ See Demonstration O/'People Movers' ....... - --- -- =:~- ------- ...... Thousands of visitors to Transpo-72, the United States-~