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DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ! !, - ESTABLISHED IN 1900- ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COASTLOCATION OF 100 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS YEAR NUMBER 20 FLORALA, ALABAMA, COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1970 SUBSCRIPTIONS - $3.68 LOCAL, $4.73 ELSEWHERE 10 PER SINGLE COPY IIs Signals II the new head FHS, has is- all boys in- football this With him Men- at the wlll be an meeting where- can meet the Comes to Fie- George C. Wal- In Clayton. football coach The coach solicits the sup- port of the parents, fans, players in rebuilding a good football program in Florala. He says he realizes this can- not be done over night or with- out the cooperation of the players, but added thathewould like to see many boys give football a try under his coach- ing. Baggett is a graduate of Rep- ton High School and Livingston State University where he was very active in a:hletics. He Registrars of is in the pro- the voters list and that or non- County, or who al- shall be re- lists. y shall of one cal- Which to apply A notice of reidenti- dates of meet- atiflcation will county news- of any meet- for that PaSsed in regu- of the Ala- in 1959. It by Represen- Jones. The reldenti- rs again in 1970 thereafter. Covington The Board has not yet sche- duled any session dates for the reidentificafion of voters other than in Andalusia. Voters in Florala, Opp ahd other areas are somewhat concerned about this matter, but a spokesman for the Board has said that the Board will travel to other parts of the county for the pur- pose of reidentification during the year. WESTSIDE SINGING The Westside Baptist Church of Florala will hold a gospel singing at 7 o'clock p.m., Fri- day night, July 24. The church membership in- vites the public to attend. CLEAR SPRINGS SINGING The Clear Springs Baptist Church plans a singing at the church, Sunday, July26, 2 o'clock 'tll 4. The public is invited. at Dorothy Rainer Sellars' Studio of Dancing raidtown New York City from the 33rd-floQr of the New York Life Insurance Company are (clockwise from top right) Susan Moody, Tallahassee; Carrie Savage, Florala; and Karen Anderson, DeFuniak Springs, is the Empire State Building. Nine studio are in New York to study ballet Offrey School (July 8-25). The group visited guests of Fred D. Donaldson, C.L.U., a corn- CONNELL PARTICIPATES IN PRECISION FLIGHT IN VIETNAM Marine Major Carey B. Con- nell, Jr., husband of theformer Miss Jean M. Spicer of Florala, has participated in a 25-plane precision flight with Marine Light Helicopter Squadron-367 in Vietnam. He served as a pilot during the maneuver which was an aviation "first" for his First Marine Aircraft Wing squadron. / Paxton Art Class To Exhibit Works ...BAGGETT At Town Hall graduated from h,gh school in '63 and accepted a football scho- larship to Livingston where he lettered 3 years in varstty foot- ball and received the most val- uable player award during the homecoming game his senior year. Coach and Mrs. Baggett are now living in Florala and are living on North 6th Street. The Baggetts have one child, Lisa, 2 years old, and are expect- Ling their second child tn De- cember. Tourists Flee Thousands of tourists and Floridans are fleeing the beach areas of Panama City, Fort Walton, Pensacola, and resi- dential sections along the coast as Hurricane Becky approaches with now 75-mile an hour winds. Bumper-to-bumper traffic was moving through Florala as early as noon Tuesday. Cars, most pulling trailers or boats, were mostly from north Ala- bama, probably returning home or further inland and cutting their vacation on the Florida and Alabama beaches short be- cause of the hurricane. The Navy and Air Force eva- cuated planes from bases at Pensacola, Milton and Panama Coastal Areas Of Residents and tourists were evacuated from low-lying areas Alabama, Florida wherestormttdesareexpected several feet above normal. Members of the Paxton Art Class will exhibit their work on Friday, July 31, at the Pax- ton Town Hall. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be oil painting demonstrations by Mary Vin. son, instructor of the Paxton Class and China painting dis-.. play and demonstration by Mrs. Sara Young of De Funiak Springs. The public Is cordially In- vited to view the display of paintings and demonstrations. Hurricane warning flags are raised along a 100-mile stretch of shoreline from Fort Walton Beach to Port St. Joe. Many of the tourists left the resert areas, recalling the 1969 killer Hurricane Camille that hit the Mississippi coast. MRS. GRACIE DIXON CELEBRATES75th BIRTHDAY Mrs. Gracle Dixon of the Childrens Home Community celebrated her 76th birthday last Sunday, July 12, at her home. Three of Mrs. Dixon's four children were present for the celebration. They included Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Dixon, Bill, Kendal, Kelth, and John of De- Funiak Springs, Fla.; Mrs. Louise Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Mitchell and son, Mr. and Mrs. Frank WilUamson and daughter, and Tammy iandy of Crestview; Mrs. Juanita Hall and Gwen of Orlando, Fla.; Sisters, Mrs. W. W. Clark of Tuscaloosa, and Mrs. Virginia Wilder Dell of Oklahoma; Mrs. Nell Louis and six children of Tuscaloosa. Mrs. Dixon's daughter, Mrs. Ella Mac Hardy and family of St. Petersburg, Fla. were not able to attend the family get- to-gether. A good old-fashioned dinner= on-the-ground was enjoyed by all those present. . ATTEND RETIREMENT SERVICE FOR WARD l ..... i ..... !. i \i Ward Retires After 20 Years With Franklin Ferguson Co., Inc. Of tMre CaiTn~anWarde' depa%%~nbe~ edleeal~ri% ~hor~eanl~Ulc'oltUm~L~ . GITENSTEIN, WARD, IVAN PARKER THE OLD PLOWBOY HIMSELF - Myron Anderson, with his sister, Sara Jean. Standing at the foot of, the wagon ts their grandmother, Mrs. A. O. Chambers, and mother, ,Mrs. Hu- bert Anderson. Others riding in the wagon are Mrs. Louie Chambers and sons, and Denise Kembro. This group attracted a lot of attention as they paraded in the Centennial Masonic parade, June 24. at the Franklin Ferguson Com- pany for more than 20 years retired last Friday carrying with him the good wishes of all of his fellow employees. At a gathering of a large number of the old timers at Franklin Ferguson Company Friday afternoon, many expres- sions of appreciation for Mr. Ward and his long asso- ciation with the Franklin Fer= guson Company were heard. Mr. Parker, chief of malnt- anenee of the factory, remarked that Mr. Ward was a very talented man when It came to sors connected with the func- tion of this large shirt factory. Mr. Ward and his family carry with them the affection of the hundreds of people with whom he has associated over the years and will enjoy his retirement at hishome in Lock- hart, Alabama. To those who have known him over the years he Is called "Buddy" and from all of the people at the Franklin Fergu- son Company the parting greetingIs, "Well done, Buddy." Virginia Benton Color Pictorials On Exhibit In Lobby Of Bank Of Bank AN EXHIBITION OF LIVING COLOR in pictorials and pic- torial portraits by Virginia Benton of Opp Is featured in the lobby of The Bank of Florala. Mrs. Benton has won awards In State, Regional and Nation- al Salon Exhibitions. In 1964 she was presented the National A~vard by the Professional Photographers of America, Inc. for service to professional photography. She is one of only three photographers in the State of Alabama who have eaz~ed a qualified rating given by Professional Photographers of Amer- Ica. A BOY WITH A HOBBY - PERSONALS - Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Mathis and children, Shari and David, are visiting relatives in Dallas, Texas this week. While in Dallas, Tommy will attend the National Pecan Growers Con- vention. Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew Martin and children of Dallas, Texas spent last week at the Mathis Cottage on Eastern Lake at Seagrove Beach. THE FLORALA WILDCAT MARCHING BAND added a lively note to the 100th Masonic Cel- ebration Parade, June 24. Bottom photo shows the color guard and drummers preceedlng the patriotic American Le- gion, Ladies AuxiUiary entry in the parade. t RAINER SELLARS, her son Bill, and Fletcher View midtown New York City from the 33rd- of the New York Life Insurance Com- :ompanled by nine students from her Studio and : the boys visited New York Life b. Donaldson, C.L.U., a company agent in FROM BOX TURTLE TO BOA . . . From a box turtle in 1965 to the recent addition of a boa constrictor, Robert Sands, Jr., 13, son of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Robert Sands of Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Robert, age 13, along with what is believed to be the largest private collection of reptiles and animals at Ft. Rucker, re- cently provided a major problem for the local transportation office when his father, Lieutenant Colonel Robert S. Sands, St., received orders to the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Robert's junior size zoo began with a box turtle back in 196S, and has since grown to include two guinea pigs, one ham.. ster, seven lizards, two king snakes, two grey rat snakes, two white oak snake% four gopher turtles, two box:turtles,, one elegant slider turtle, two chicken turtles, and oh yes, one boa constrictor.