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E ~SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT• REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED• X REAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST ESTABLISHED IN 1900 LOCATION OF 102 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS RD YEAR NUMBER 21 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY ne Enters Mayors Moore Council Jr., has announcement this week as of the re•he has all to serve as interest and affairs and area. born in Troy, roy High in the Army during taught Math schools in r, Flo- eorgia. He on in Civil epartment of n Air Force Jo Ann Mar- they have four Wife is a pop- V. S. Har- Plans to see as before has lived in Years and dur- r much of the I. V. Moore has announced his candidacy for re-election for the Council, Place No. 3, City of Florala, subject to the Municipal Election, August 8th, 1972. Moore has lived in Florala for many years, first coming here in 1.q28 to work with Mor- gan Lumber Company of Lock- hart. He was an associate with the J. T. Hughes Estate for ap- proximately 35 years. A Baptist deacon, Moore mar- ried the former Irene Mclntosh of Graceville, Florida and they have four children.. He served as a member of the Florala Greenwood Cemetery Board for several years. He was elected to the Council four years ago over strong opposition. Moore states that since he is retired he will continue to have the time required for the duties of city affairs. He states that it is his vital concern about our area that he is willing to con- tinue to serve on the Council. He is asking for your vote and support in a formal announce- ment in the Political Announce- ments in ~his newspaper. 4 ENROLLMENT Alabama en- show that enrolled term at 1,991 enrollment ;es show in the and Sciences; merce SUMMER and Business Administration; 2,099 in the College of Edu- cation; 325 in the College of Engineering; 266 in the School of Home Economics; 148 in the School of Law; 63 in the School of •Library Service~ 43 in the New College; and ~128 in the School of Social Work. The total enrollment includes 2,685 women and 3,372 men. DEMONSTRATION CLUB MEETS WITH MRS• G• Y. GAMBLE The Chapel Hill Home Demon- stration Club met at the home of Mrs. G. V. Gamble, Thurs- day, July 20with seven members and one visitor present. The president called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Mrs. Delmus Seay led the club song, "Onward Soldiers", after which the devotional was given on the Lord's Prayer by Mrs. G. V. Gamble. After roll call and business session, the program was given on "Handicraft" by Mrs. Del- mus Se~.y. A demonstration was made on making beautiful Rain Bonnets and "Terry Cloth Boot- ies". Other beautiful handwork was on display such as cross- stitch, luncheon cloth, sun- bonnets, net-sponges and a hand bag crocheted out of bread wrap papers. Delicious refreshments were served to Mrs. J. J. Geobagan, Mrs. Delmus Seay, Mrs. W. W. Adams, Mrs. Attis Seay, Mrs. Wade Phillips, Mrs. Charles Mixon, Mrs. G. V. Gamble, and Mrs. Allie Daughin who was a visitor. • . . OMA U• DYESS OMA U. DYESS RECEIVES $200 FOR OUT STAN DI NG -WOR K OMA U. DYESS of Florala was one of 30 civilian employees at Fort Rucker, Alabama, to be recognized under the Incentive Awards Program recently. She was recognized as one of seven employees with Outstanding Ratings with Sustained Superior Performance Awards. She was given $200 for her achievement in the Finance and Accounting Office. ROBERT L. (BOB)HARRI- SON of 309 East 4th Avenue -Was recently honored by his associates and the management of the Andalusia District when they selected him the excep- tional life insurance man of the quarter. He was presented a personally engraved plaque ac- knowledging the merits of his achievement. The selection was based on his general attitude towards the life insurance business and his sales for the period. Mr. Harrison has been as- sociated with Liberty National since 1958 and is a member of the Andalusia Life Under- writers Association. SPECIAL SERVICES TO BE HELD AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST Special services will be held in the First United Methodist Church of Florala this Sunday, July 30. The Reverend Joe E. Bates, local pastor, has an- nounced that the Reverend Larry Smith of Wetumpka, Ala- bama will deliver the sermon at the lh00 A.M. service. The Reverend Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Smith, Jr., of Paxton. The Reverend Philip Howell of Greenville, Alabama will preach at the 7:30 P.M. service. The Rev- erend Howell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howell of Florala. A covered dish sup- per will be held in the church fellowship hall at 6:00 P.M. "At one of these services checks will be presented to each of these fine young men. They are to be used for ed- ucational expenses as they study for the ministry. These funds "were made possible through a Scholarshiv Fund established by Mrs. H. D. Garner in memory of her husband, Mr. H. D. Gar- ner, the Reverend Bates said. "We urge all church members and friends to make plans to attend both services and the supper on this "Big Day", the pastor added. Government of the people seems to be for the people represented by pressure groups. $ TUD Y UNDER WA Y TO DE TERM INE NA TURE AND IMPORTANCE OF AGRIBUSINESS A study to determine the na- ture and importance oftheagri- business economy in Covington County, and in the State of Ala- bama, will be conducted in the next few weeks, according to W. H. "no" Kinard, County Extension Chairman. This study is also designed to determine growth possibilities for agri- business firms, and to determine manpower and capital needs for expected growth. The agribusiness survey will be conducted with business firms that manufacture anddis- tribute supplies and equipment for agricultural production, re- tail firms providing supplies, equipment and services for agricultural production, firms that assemble, handle, process, and distribute plant and animal products, and farm related units that engage in assembling, grad- ing, packaging, and distributing of farm products to secondary users or consumers. The survey will be conducted by representatives of Soil Con- servation Service, Farmers Home Administration, Agricul- rural Education, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Alabama Forestry Commission and Cooperative Extension Service. All infor- mation from individual firms will be confidential, but the in- formation will be summarized on a statewide basis to show the impact that agribusiness has on the economy of the state. A similar study of agri- business firms, conducted in 1967, showed that there were 3,538 firms in the state, with 95,827 full-time employees, plus 12,498 part-time workers. These firms had investments of $1,279,252 and did an annual volume of business of $1,790,- 897. The 1972 study is expect- ed to show increases in all areas. PRICES & AGRICULTURE The Price Commission concluded that "firm and immediate action" is nec- essary to halt the sharp rise in food prices, but did not announce, at that time, any precise recommendations• • MITCHEM I has announced the office of Flo- announce- which County, the first ntions in De- qualify as employed agency in the area for the the chairman in De- of the rs of the De- Club and County Stands for law He experienced I can and with the requires." • • . CAMPBELL L.S. (SAM) CAMPBELL, Wal- ton County, Florida's first Re- publican sheriff since Civil War days, thinks good, fair law en- forcement is necessary to the existing social culture. Sheriff Campbell is seeking re-elec- tion as Walton County's Sher- iff and has entered his formal announcement in this newspaper which goes into many Walton County, Florida homes. Sheriff Campbell has always been a public minded man who is vitally interested in the wel- fare of his fellow man. Even though he believes those who violate society's laws must pay consequences, he still recogni- zes that every individual is a creature made in God's image, and as such deserves respect, compassion, and assistance. But when asked if he would give an important person preferren- tial treatment he replied, "No, I would arrest my brother as quick as I would anyone else. Everyone zets the same impar- CONTINUED TO PAGE 5 • . • ADAMS CHARLES ADAMS of the Chil- dren's Home Community, Wal- ton County. Florida. has placed his formal announcement in this newspaper of his candidacy for Superintendent of Schools in Walton County, Florida. Adams is a native of Walton County, as well as his wife, the former Essie Lee Alford. They have three children and make their home on Juni- per Road. He is a graduate of Paxton High School and holds a Bachelor's and Master's de- gree from Florida State Uni- versity. He feels that he is qualified and certified in ad- ministration and supervision. He has completed- twelve years in public education, eight years as classroom tea- cher, and four years as an ad- ministrator. Adams chose Walton County as the subject of his Master's Degree Thesis• It contained a study of the economy, govern- ment, and people, and the af- CONTINUED TO PAGE 5 • • • BALDWIN JOHN E. BALDWIN has an- nounced his candidacy for re- election as Superintendent of Schools in Walton County, Florida and has entered his formal announcement in this newspaper which goes into many Walton County, Florida homes. Baldwin has invited all the people of Walton County to "join with him and the board in carry- ing forward a well organized, ef- ficient, and sound educational program for all Walton Count- fans." In making his announcement Baldwin expressed his appre- ciation for the privilege of serving the past twelve years as Superintendent of Walton County Schools and is grateful for the cooperation he has re- ceived from all citizens in work- ing for an improved educational system during that time. Really He: Is that girl's dress torn or am I seeing things. Second He: Both. • • • PARKER GLENN PARKER has entered his formal announcement inthis newspaper announcing his can- didacy for re-election for Mem- ber, School Board of Public In- struction, District No. 4, in Walton County, Florida. This newspaper goes into many northwest Florida homes. Parker has served on the Board for the past two terms, the last four years as Chair- man. During the past eight years much progress has been made in the schools, but he states, "However, I realize there is much. to be accom- plished and if the voters will re-elect me I will continue to work diligently for the school in Walton County." PERSONAL Mr. and Mrs. Michel Le Goyader of Nancy, France, are visiting their daughter and son- In-law, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mitchell. They arrived July 5th and plan to return to France July 30th. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1972 i , I 10¢ PER SINGLE COPY • • • LINDA, DAVID AND PAUL Mr. Paul Godwin will be the new football coach at Florala High School for the 1972-73 school year. Mr. Godwin is married to the former Linda Woodall of Opp, Alabama, and they have one son, David, who will be two years old in August. Coach Godwin originally from Andalusia, Alabama, and graduated from Andalusia High School. He attended East Miss- issippi Junior College where he played football and baseball. Coach Godwin graduated from Livingston State University. He nlaved three years professional baseball with the Giant organization. After graduation from Livingston, Coach Godwin taught physical education at Do- zier High School, Dozier, Ala- bama. For the past three years he has been assistant football coach at Geneva High School, Geneva, Alabama. In those three years the Geneva foot- ball team won 23, lost 5, and tied 2 games. Mrs. Godwin is a University of Alabama graduate. She will teach kindergarten at Paxton High School this year. The Godwins have been ac- tive Baptist Church members and workers as well as other civic and community work in the past. Coach Godwin is already working with the Wildcats and they will move to Florala as soon as his house is available and ready. The entire family is anxious to get to Florala and get settled. Florala and the surrounding communities welcome Linda, Paul and David Godwin. ALL BUT GYMNASIUM DESTROYED aurel Fire destroyed the Laurel Hill School Monday afternoon, apparently starting about 3:30 P.M. It is believed that the fire started by lightning during a period of bad weather and some winds during mid- afternoon. The entire brick high school was destroyed but fire- men saved the gymnasium be- hind the school that was built about two years ago. It was connected to the school by an arcade. The summer afternoon ele- ctrical storm is blamed for the blaze which knocked out tele- phones and other utilities in Laurel Hill. The fire was re- ported as raging by the time help could be called from sur- rounding towns because of the crippled communications. At least one explosion oc- curred when fire apparently reached the school's boiler room. Fire Chief Amon Ad- ams, who was directing his men with hoses on the gymnasium, was cut on the wrist by flying glass when the explosion oc- curred. Several explosions were reported, Adams said the explosion just picked up bricks and sent tl~em in the air and over into the school. The fire apparently started within the brick building and spread to classrooms, text- books and to other equipment immediately. It finally burned through the roof, shooting flames at estimated 500 feet into the air. Firemen stated that the explosions sent bricks hurling through the air like mortar fire. They ducked for cover and then continued to fight the fire. They were al- so plagued with flying glass as windows exploded from the heat and flames. Assistant Okaloosa School Superintendent J. C. Gardner set the loss at more than $750,000 but noted that con- struction of a new school the same size will cost much more. Firemen were virtually help- less for a brief period because of the power shortage after they arrived. Crestview Chief Ad- ams said it was probably I0 to 15 minutes before they could get water from a plug after getting to the scene. At the edge of Laurel Hill and south of Florala some trees had been peeled by lightning and a poultry house of considerable size and most of its metal sides and some boarding knocked off from either lightning or a quick burst of wind. Electrical crews were re- moving a large pine tree from high-voltage wires about one block from the school as fire- men fought the school fire. Lightning reportedly burst the tree's trunk and sent it tum- bling into wires. A sports facility is presently underway in the immediate Flo- rala area. It is planned by the Florala Recreation Club. This newspaper was informed of the project by James Peters who is presently serving as a Director of the Men's Softball League. Peters stated that plans in- clude two Little League Base- ball fields and a softball field for men. It is to be used for teams from the tri-cities area with planned development of a Little League organization with weekly scheduled games for the youth. At present there is no pro- gram for baseball facilities for the young boys in Florala and the Florala Recreation Club feels that this would be a de- finite advantage to Florala as well as the youth who parti- cipate in this project. Already the equipment and time of Avenaugh Hutcheson and Kelly Curenton has been volun- teered to clean-up the proposed site. The field is located at the end of McPhail Farm road and on the highway that runs down beside Phillips Machine Shop. Peters informed the News staff that this land has been leased, with the option to bay, from Mrs. SybiIMickler. Plans to develop this site are to be- gin immediately. The Directors of this project feel this will improve some conditions in Florala, and give the parents and children an op- portunity to participate in an organized ball club. Donations are being accepted and should be contributed tothe MRS. EDWARDS TO SPEAK AT CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST Sunday night, July 30 at 7:30 o'clock the Clear Springs Bap- tist Church will have as guest speaker Mrs. Oma Leilba Ed- wards. Mrs. Edwards will be showing slides of the Holy Land. Mr.. Jimmy Willis will also be present with some special slug- lug. Everyone is cordially invited. Laurel Hill's Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by the fire departments from Florala, Paxton, and Crestview. a Directors of this project, who are: James Peters, J. T. Ful- ler and Herbert Byrd. Mr. Peters stated to this newspaper that present plans will include and election of five Board Di- rectors with five-year terms, with one new member being e- lected each year. This newspaper joins in ask- ing for your help to "help your community and help yourself by donating to this worthwide project." • • • WILLIAMSON WILLIAMSON TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT FIRST BAPTIST Reverend Freeman G. Wil- liamson, Assistant Pastor of Hunter Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, is to be the guest speaker at the First Baptist Church, Florala, Ala- bama, Sunday 11 A.M. July 30. Reverend Williamson is a graduate of Murphy High School, Mobile, Alabama, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, and New Orleans Baptist Semi- nary. He is married and has three daughters. He served two churches in Mississippi before coming to Birmingham as an Assistant Pastor in 1969.