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USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUC=FION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. 5 t J, PAGE 2 Little Miss 24th Of June Little Miss 24th of June for 1976 is Miss Beth Merrifield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Merrifield. Beth was picked at the contest on the 24th of June at Florala City School. First Little Miss gets a hug from 1975 winner. f runner-up was Miss Amy Stafford and second runner-up was Miss Sonya Pickron. (Amy is on the left). Miss Congeniality Miss Patricia Carter was selected Miss Congeniality at the 19'/6 Junior Miss 24th of June Beauty Contest. Patricia was se- lected by the other girls as the friendliest and most helpful of the girls. Miss Congeniality is one of the most coveted of all awards and was given to a most deserving young lady. She is a student at Florala High School. .THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, JULY Junlor Miss 24th of June Miss Gay Chambers was crowned Junior Miss 24th of June First runner-up was Miss Dawn Burns, right, on Thursday night. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen runner-up was Nina Lotion. Chambers of Florala. Chambers, Merrifield June 24th was the date of the Junior Miss and Little Miss -4th of June Beauty Contests held at Florala City School. Miss Gay Chambers and Miss Beth Merrifield captured the crowns in their respective fields. There were l I girls compet- i~ for Little Miss 24th of June. They were: Cynthia Tread- away, Taelinn Gibson, Tammy Birge, Mancy Cassady, Beth Merrifield, Kerry Robertson, ~kDnya Pickron, Maudy Merrill, Lori Cassidy, Susan Johnson, and Amy Stafford. Hughe ture Crowns Competing in the Junior Miss contest were 13 girls . They were: Gay Chambers, Tracey Worley, Melissa Helms, Dawn Burns, Nina Lotion, Susan Beard, Karen Brown, Barbara Reed, Dorothy Skirven, Wanita Dawson, Sandra Caraway, Cyn- thia Frazier, and Patricia Car- ter. Judges for the contest were: Ms. Mary Sue Cain, home ser- vice advisor for Alabama Po- wer Company from Enterprise; Mrs. Betty Gorum, ownerofthe New Image Shop for ladies in Opp, Alabama and Gerald Go- Parker Attend Work shop Miss Juliette Hughes and Mrs. Barbara Parker attended a Library Workshop in Opp on Thursday. The workshop featured a Like Gulliver In Lilliput puppet show presented by the Eulervrise Library and a talk Phillips ~ Tiny City In Holland On our by Liz Bates dral of Frankfort. This cathe- The Berchtesgaden Royal Mr. and Mrs. Wade Phillips lips said, "yon could have eaten dral was built in about 870A.D. Castle and Town'Tour took them of Florala recently returned off it." from a trip to Germany and They spent two nights in the Then it was reconstructed in to a Royal Castle withpriceless Holland, where they visited with private home of one of the own- early Gothic style in the 13th Bavarian art, furniture, wen- their daughter, Wanda and her ers of the cheese factory, century and completed in the puns, china and pottery. They husband and children. On May 21, they left Volin- 14th century, also saw a Cuckoo Clock Fac- One of the highlights of the dam and went to Madurodam, In 1867, fire damaged part of tory. trip was the graduation of their near the Hague. Madurodam the building, however, it was Altho_ug, h. they did not visit grandson, Brent, from high is a miniature city. The book- restored. It was bombed re- it, Hitler s Eagle s nest is lo- school. Their other grandson, let that describes it says it peatedly during 1943-44, but cated above Berchtesgaden. It was comprehensively restored is considered one of the most Kenneth, also was a 1976 gra- will make you feel like Gulli- during the 1950'S. outstanding feats of construc- dilate, ver in Lilliput. tion and engineering in Europe. It winds up in numerous cur- ves, through five tunnels to a parking lot, where a tunnel cut out of granite leads to a vast round marble hall. The former hide-oul for the German leader is now a restaurant. The Phillips also visited It is a historically correct reproduction of an average Dutch City and its surround- ings, everything to a scale of 1:25. "Everything in the miniature city works," Mrs. Phillips said. "The water runs and the lights life up and it looks real," she The Phillips were inGermany for a month and while there, made many side trips into Hol- land and Austria. They stayed in the home of their daughter, Wanda and her husband, First Sergeant Furman Harrison, also a Florala native. The Har- risons have four children: Roger, 20; Kenneth, 18; Brent, 17; and Holly, 13. They live on an army base near Frankfort, Germany. One of the things that impres- sed the Phillips most was the flowers. "They were every- where," Mrs. Phillips said. Mrs. Phillips added that the roads were completely free of litter. "Everything was so clean," Mrs. Phillips said. They arrived in Frankfort on May 17. On May 19, they went to Volindam, Holland, through Amsterdam and had dinner on the North Sea. On May 20, they made a trip to the home of Corrie Tim Boom, subject of the book, "The Hiding Place." They also visited a cheese factory and shop, where they saw cheese being made. "The floor was so clean," Mrs. phil- Another church visited by the Phillips was The Church of St. Bavo Haarlem. This cathedral dales back to the 14th and 15th century. Mozart played there when he was I0 years old and Handel and Schwitzer played there too. After attending graduation said. It has a castle and a services in Frankfort for Brent, it wasmoresightseeingforthe Smith Ma church and a town hall that da- Phillips. They visited the tes back to 1697. It is a tiny Berchtesgaden, which was the city surrounded by walls, with official home of Hitler and the a walergate and other gates, site of many pre-World War II Mr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Smith, Jr., and Miss Sandra Smith returned last Sunday from a vacation trip to Broken Ar- row, Oklahoma. It also has a stock exchange, a scene showing how ~noderu roads are built and a training school for seeing-eye dogs. The tiny city has just about everything one can imagine, in- cluding waterports and airports and railway stations. There is even a section showing facto- ries and refineries. It is on a t~@4} square me- ter site near the Wittebrug Ho- tel and it took two full years to complete. It was started by Mrs. B. Boon-Van der Strape in 1950 and opened two years later. On May 30, the family" at- tended the Baccalaureate Ser- vice in Frankfort at the Cathe- historic conferences. The Phillips stayed in the General Walker Hotel in Ber- chtesgsden. While there, they toured the salt mines. Dres- sed in miners clothing over their own, they rode a small electric train through tunnels and chambers hundreds of feet into the mountain. They then slide down the miners' chute. This was quite an experience Mrs. Phillips reported. They also crossed the un- dergronnd Salt Lake. Salt mining is one of Ber- chtegaden's important indus- tries and has been for 450 years. rum, vice-president and man- ager of Sher-Gorum Chevrolet in (}pp. The new Junior Miss is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Chambers. She is in the 8th grade and is 13-years-old. The first runner-up to Junior Miss was Miss Dawn Burns, daugh- ter of Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Hol- ley, Jr. The second runner- up was Miss Nina Lofton, the daughter of Mrs. Elaine Lof- ton. The Little Miss beauty was Beth Merrifield, daughter of Sally and John Merrifield. She has blonde hair and blue eyes Baldwin and likes to dance. years of age. Fi was +Miss Amy 5, daughter of Coy Stafford. she hair and brown second runner-UP Sonya Pickron, daughter of Mr. mes T. Pickron. hair and blue eyeS. The trophies Sullivan Randall Bradley piano. Special was provided and Donna gela Bradley and Visit While in Broken Arrow, they .were guests of Mr. Smith's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Smith and father, L. F. Smith, Sr. The Smiths traveled first to Columbia, Tennessee and then to Nashville, Tennessee, where they toured The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jack- son. In Columbia, they visited the home of former president Ja- mes K. Polk. In Oklahoma, they toured Oral Roberts Uni- by Bill Crowley of'the Alabama Public Library Service. While at the workshop the Florala representatives col- lected some Z00 books, which are now available at the Flo- rala Library. These books include children's books, wes- terns, romances, novels, aud non-fiction books. Salzburg, Austria, known as the "Sound of Music" city. It is the birthplace of Mozart and ..~. the scene of the world famous Salzburg Music Festival. While there, they visited the cata- combs and rode on electric cable cars to the old fortess. They also had a tour of the East and West German border and visited a candle factory, where they purchased some wax plaques. They also went to the Wiesbaden crystal factory. They did many more things , and had a wonderful trip and a visit with their daughter and "=:" pecial Truly, an experience to re- member. Iorida, Attend Education Mr. and Mrs. John E. Bald- win visited last week in Orlan- do, Florida where Mr. Baldwin, Superintendent of Schools in Walton County, attended a State Meeting of the school superin- tendents which was held at the Carlton House. While there, they enjoyed a visit to Cypress Gardens, Dis- ney World and other points of interest. ke Tour versity and returned via Vicks- burg, Mississippi, where they saw the famed Civil War Bat- tlegrouud. They reported that the wen- tier was good and the people were friendly. They said that it was good to be back in Pax- ton again and home. Cemetery Working There will be a Cemetery Working at New Hope Baptist Church on Saturday, July 3. Please come and bring the necessary tools to work with. While at Disney World, they were privileged to see the Am- erican Bicentennial Parade, which was culminated in a spe- ctular display of fireworks. ntennial One Entire Rack of Pants Suits And Dresses 1/2 Price Fashion On the Baldwins Ben Baldwin, at Florida State Tallahassee, BIG JULY 3RD C] TION IN NEW The Celebration of County, will be turday at the Community Center Contest - 10 tc mellon eating, sack racing and at 11:30 to 1 p: singing groups to 1:30.