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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 6 John Tillman, an 18-year-old FFA member from Straughn High School, has been select- ed state winner in the FFA Forestry Award program. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ttllman of Andalusia. For his accomplishments, he received a cash award of $250 from the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company, sponsor of the contest, during the Thurs- day morning session of the41st Annual Alabama FFA Con- vention at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. In addition, John will receive $175 to pay for his expenses at the National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, next October. Some of John's outstanding projects in the area of Fores- try include: planting 70,000pine seedlings, thinning 23 acres of timber, constructing eight miles of fire break, selectively cutting 13 acres, controlling hardwood on five acres, and prescribed burning of five acres. According to his vocational agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, Mr. Marvin C. Brand, Jr., John has harvested 120 cords of pulpwood, 55 fence posts, 70 cords of firewood, and one ton of stumps from his forestry program. In addition to his interest in forestry work, John has been very active not only in his local FFA chapter but also in other school, church and com- munity activities. Other state winners in this contest were: 2nd place -Van Smith, Billingsley; 3rd place- Lewis Elmore, Gordo "B"; and 4th place - Dalton Eason, Jr., Fayette. McKENZIE NAMED 1970 FFA STAR FARMER OF ALABAMA The highest honor the Ala- bama FFA Association can be- stow upon a member has gone t0 Jeff McKenzle, 19, of Sec- tion, Alabama. McKenzie, a recent graduate of Section High School, was named 1970 FFAStar Farmerof Alabama during the organiza- tion's 41st annual convention in Montgomery, June 4. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. McKenzie. This youth was one of six District Star Farmers from Alabama honored by more than 2,000 FFA members at the convention. Other district star farmers were= James C-ottler, Foley FFA, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Gottler of El.. berta; Tim Presley, Opp FFA~ son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Vo Presley; Richard Galloway, Fayette FFA, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Galloway; Johnny Goolsby, Wetumpka FFA, sorter Mr. and Mrs. "j. i~ @oolsby; and Sammy Hinkle, FFA~ son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam A. Hlnkle of Cullman. On his route to receiving the top FFA award McKenzle posted an array of achievements that included serving as both sentinel and reporter of his local FF/~, chapter. During the convention, this enterprising Future Farmer received two awards for out- standing achievement in agri- cultural proficiency - first place in Natural Resource De- velopment and second place in Orop Farming. He will repre- sent Alabama in national competition for the Natural Re- source Development award. McKenzle also received the highly coveted State Farmer Degree this year. According to T. L. Faulkner, state FFA advisor, McKenzie is a Star Farmer in every respect. "He is a devoted farm- er, one who gets with it early and stays with it late," noted Faulkner. His farming program features swine production- 20 sows for breeding and 1800 market animals - and embraces row crops as well as a small herd of beef cattle. His net earnings from three years of completed projects total over $22,000. "This iS a good in- dication of his success in farm- lag," Faulkner added. one reason for his succesg stems from his belief of con- serving and improving his fa- cilities. McKenzfe is constantly looking for ways to make his farm better. This includes everything from improving his shop, orchard, and farm pond to planting seedlings, treating his buildings ~for termites, and vaccinating his pigs. In 1967, he was cited by Governor Brewer for his exceptional con- servation work. McKenzte knows full well the importance of breeding high- quality stock. He knows how to select tl~ best animals for his breeding program and his pro.. fictency in this area has made him a champion livestock Judge. The result is that he breeds and grows picture-perfect feeder pigs - and markets 1800 top hogs per year. The awards program durtng the last session of the two-day convention was addressed by Past National FFA Officer Jerry Barfs of Athens, FFA FORESTRY WINNER - (L-R) Mr. Alan Fowler of the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company, sponsor of the contest; 1st place winner - John Tillman, Straughn FFA; and Mr. Marvin Brand, Jr., FFA advisor at Straughn High School. FFA FORESTRY WINNERS--(Front Row) 1st place - John Ttllman, Straughn FFA; 2nd place - Van Smith, Billingsley FFA; (Back Row) Mr. Alan Fowler of the Seaboard Coast Line Rail- road Company, sponsor of the contest; 3rd place- Lewis Elmore, Gordo "B" FFA; 4th place - Dalton Eason, Jr., Fayette FFA and Mr. Marvin Brand, Jr., FFA advisor at Strauglm High School. FFA DISTRICT STAR FARMER of Southeast Alabama-.. TIM PRESLEY, Opp FFA. WEEKLY NEWSPAPEE REPORT BY CDNGR ES~AN WM. L. DICKINSON Foreign Imports Threaten Jobs, Economy The domestic textile and foot- wear industries in Alabama and throughout the country are in great peril due to excessive, unrestricted foreign imports. What once was a mere trickle of foreign imports has become a raging flood whlch threatens American workers and Amer- ican stockholders alike. Re- cently six members of the Se- nate and the House of Repre- sentatives and myself met for 90 minutes with the President and leaders of the national tex- tile industry to discuss the pro- blem of Foreign imports. A few statistics can best ill= ustrate the dimensions of the problem. Four years ago, the United ~tates enjoyed a favora- ble balance of inlernaticml trade of $6.7 billion. That is to say, we sold abroad $6.7 billion more than we bought from abroad. Lm~ year. the figure had fallen to $600 mil- lion. This loss can be trans- lated in terms of Job losses. These include 200,000 textile jobs, 60,000 leather workers jobs, and 40,000 electronic workers Jobs. What has caused this startling shift In the bal- ance of trade? The high wage level in Amer- Ica vs. the very low wage level In other countries Is a major component of production costs. Also, the competitive dlsadvan- tnge is particularly acute with respect to countries which have been ~he recipient of large doses of American foreign aid money. These nations have been able to build the most modern factories utilizing the most sephistica~i production techniques w~lle a lack of capital has forced many American plants to struggle along with older, almost antique equipment. Then, too. tariff schedules constitute part of the problem. To illustrate, Japan charges 17~ tariff on United States cars. We charge only 3~ on Japanese automobiles. Trade is a two-way street. In order to sell abroad, we must buy abroad. We must un- derstand that many jobs in the United States depend upon the transportation and merchandis- ing of foreign imports. How- ever, a Reciprocal Trade Pro- gram should be reciprocal inso- far as tariffs and quotas and other trade restrictions are concerned. And our trade pro- gram should be so structured as to protect the American workers against unfair compe- tition from substandard wages in foreign countries. Thus, I am co-sponsoring a measure to limit excessive im- ports by foreign countries. This measure would apply to a wide variety of textiles, clothing and leather, and vinyl footwear, which are imported in quantity from Japan, other Asiatic areas and several southern and cen- tral European countries. Ala- bama and the South need this legislation and it should be enacted as the law of the land. ALABAMA JULY INDUCTION CALL SET AT 277 MEN An Alabama July induction call for 277 men has been is- sued by State Selective Service Director Hugh J. Caldwell, Jr. Caldwell said it would require 704 registrants to report to the Montgomery Armed Forces En- trance and Examining Station, in order to meet the quota. Nationwide, the July call is for 15,000 men, the same as for May and June, Caldwell said. The July Alabama call will include delinquents, those with relatively low random se- quence numbers, Rnd regis- trants temporarily postponed, whose postponements have ex- pired. The overcall of registrants-- 704 td meet a quota of 277-- is made necessary by the fact that many of those called will fail the final entrance examin- ation, or will have enlisted in a service branch prior to in- duction. Caldwell said some married men will be included in the July call, which will be composed of registrants 19 years of age and older, in Class I-A and I-A-O, examined and acceptable. In Covington County 10 draftees will be called, Butler will furnish 3, Coffee 4, Con- ecuh 8, Crenshaw 2, and Gen- eva 1. DONALD B. HART HONOR STUDENT AT U. OF ALABAMA One thousand and seventy stu- dents enrolled in the Spring se- mester at the University of Ala- bama made records of between 2.5 (B plus) and 3 point (A), Dean of Admissions Hubert E. Mate has announced. Of these, 253 made all A's. In Covington County the honor students are, from Andalusia, Phllltp Gordon Jones, Molly Grant Mahone, Anita Marie Oneal, Margaret Ellen Sikes, Nancy Evers Sikes, Sylviadiane Southwell, Michael Aubrey Wells, and Loye Zeanah; from F1orala, Donald B. Hart, and Jimmy Garron Weeks, from Opp. Troopers To Be Alert On July 4 Holiday Every arresting officer of the Department of Public Safetyhas been assigned to patrol duty for the July 4th weekend ac- cording to an announcement from Col. Floyd H. Mann, State Public Safety Director. Driver's license examiners, plain clothed investigators, and uniformed office personnel will join patrol division troopers in patrolling Alabama highways crowded with peak holiday traf- fic this weekend. All the de- partment's speed timing de- vices will be in operation and troopers willbe especially alert for the drinking driver through- out this July 4th weekend. "The 'drinking and speeding drivers are consistently the graves, highway threats during a holiday period," commented Col. Mann, "and state troopers have ex- plicit instructions to be firm with those who would turn this holiday into tragedy for some innocent family." Public safety personnel will be attempting to improve upon the 1969 record when 16 per- sons perished in traffic ac- cid~mts over the 78-heur J~ly 4th weekend. A shorter S4-honr holiday period this year "wiLl crowd state highways to near capacity as travelers have less time to complete their holiday teavel. As you travel this weekend Department of Public Safety suggests yon take your time, take frequent breaks, and obey A/abama~s traffic laws enforced for your safety. CHARCOAL 60INCH REG. 4.22 16"BANNER 72" x 27" REG. $1.77 PICNIC POOL MENS SHORT SLEEVE COLORPACK II MENS WALKING GIRLS REG. $3.00 ELECTRIC ICE CREAM REG. $12.00 LADLES TENNIS PRICES EFFECTIVE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY REG. $3.00 CHAISE TYPE THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, JUbg' 10 LB. BAG 3 CANS AND JAMACAS FOR REG. 57¢ FOR REG. 67¢ FOR FOR I REG. $3.44 FOR FOR AND FOR FOR REG. $7.00 FOAMICE REG. $1.00 108 POLAROID STYROFOAM PKGS.