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-TOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED ALL RIGHTS RESERVED "--CT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABLISHED IN 1900 BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 104 CONSECLTIVE ANNUAl, MASONIC CEI,EBR vrl(J . i I H YEAR NUMBER 19 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1974 lee PER INGI,E I;(IPY ...... llm FTERNOON, a GFA freight a Florala reported that on Highway LY MORNING Police a call to Curb re Was re- e Confer- Sponsored by "tment of irecto~ of .Was held July 'lOrence State conference "VIM" In Em- to Values, "a~l Motiva- Profes- State speaker sessions. School Powell, Mrs. Di- Mrs. Nan aflies also Grotto and REPORT 85, just South of the Florala Package Store that had hit a tree and one person was re- ported to be lying on the should- er of the road. The Florala Police Depart- ment called the Walton County Sheriff's Department and then proceeded to the scene of the accident. Upon arriving they" ARSON SUSPECTED ported. UPOn arrival thebuild- sortment of rags, and one ing was reportod to be in blazes, plastic jug said to have con- with flames coming from the~ rained gasoline. It was reported room and sides of the building, to this newspaper that the build- An alarm was given for the Fire ing was checked 15 minutes Department and they brought the, prior to the fire. The fire is blaze under control. Upon in- presently under investigation, vestigalion by the Police De- with possible arsonists being partment, they found an as-. sought. MRS. KAY JONES, Counselor with Covington County Family Guidance Center, Andalusia, Alabama was guest speaker at Flo- rala-Lockhart Rotary Club, Tuesday, July 23, 1974. Mrs. Jones is a graduate of University of Tennessee School of Social Work with a Master's degree in Social Work. She gave a very informative talk on the types of counseling she does for the Center. Pictured from left to right is Rex Whitcomb, President of the Club, Mrs. Kay Jones and the Reverend J. R. Ballesteros, pas- tor of The First Presbyterian Church, Andalusia, Alabama who is serving on the Board of Directors of the Center. The Rev- erend Ballesteros introduced Mrs. Jones. found Jimmy D. Wise, white male, age 30 from Mossy'Head, Florida shot in the left side with a 22 calibre bullet. According to Deputy Frank Burroughs of Paxton, the in- cident occurred after an argu- ment developed between the Wise brothers and 3 black csub- jects at Big Al's place inthe Flowersview Community. The black boys followed the Wise brothers and ran into the Wise car, forcing it offtheroad and into a tree. The blackboys then backed up and a fight de- veloped. During the fight, a gun was drawn by one of the black boys. He then shot Jimmy Don Wise in the side, and also fired at Jimmy's brother, Phil- lip, apparently missing. The bullet pierced the lower intestines of Jimmy, and he is currently listed in critical con- dition at the Pensacola Baptist Hospital. The suspects fled after the shooting. The case is currently being investigated by the Walton County Sheriff's Department with Deputy Burroughs of Pax- ton, heading the investigation. 1954 CLASS REUNION TO BE EVENT OF AUGUST 10 The following 1954 class members, (their mates) and some previous room mothers met in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Merton Reeves, Sunday, 3 p.m., July 28 for the plan- ning of their 20 year class re- union to be held August I0. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rhoades, Jr., of Enterprise, Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Watson (Bar- bara Sightler) of Florala; Mr. and Mr~g;~".~Ndff~Dozier (Dorothy Kelley) of Andalusia; Mr. and Mrs. Tommy C~ambers of Pen- sacola, Floridl; Mr. Tommy McNeill of Shalimar, Florida; Mrs. Charles Kilpatrick(Fran- Continu ed to Page 7 iE WEEK include: 1 no dri- Ving while reckless Y conduct, 4 ;peeding, highway and bal- l minor ;) t! t Ol)SV I,r at the Medical N.Y., of rod sudden ltlfies, two- Who died known 'rs over 20 Pam McGee, a senior speech and theatre major from Fie- rain, will play Parthy Ann, the self-righteous, nagging and comical wife of .Captain Andy, in the Troy State University production of "Show Boat," scheduled for ,7:30 p.m. Tues- day and Wednesday (July 30-31) in Smith Hall Auditorium onthe TSU campus. In "Show Boat" Captain Andy and his wife own a show boat that travels along the river performing and entertaining people at to.wns where they stop. They have a daughter, Mag- 66 :ion nolia, who falls in love with Gaylord Ravenal, a gambler. When Magnolia and Ravenal want to marry, Parthy Ann's Christian up-bringing will not let her agree to the marriage. She faints and they marry while Parthy Ann is unconscious. Ravenal and Magnolia have a daughter, Kim. A few years later Ravenal leaves them. At the end of the play, Ra- venal returns to Magnolia and Kim. Commenting on the difficulty she had with her party, Pare said, "It is hard to be so mean S to such a sweet man as Dr. Lester Stewart, who plays Cap- tain Andy." Pam, a tall, blonde young wo- man, will play a woman in her 40'S. Pam appeared in the TSU productions, "The Sound of Music," "The King and 1," "Spoon River Anthology" and "Dark of the Moon." She is a member of the Pied Pipers, a group that improvises child- ren's stories and poems and performs primarily for child- refl. Last winter and spring Pam was the co-director in Troy of the Children's Theatre, spon- sored by the Council on Arts and Humanities. Pare is in "The Sound of the South" band; a member of Tau Beta Sigma, the honorary band sorority; a member of Play- makers; vice president of Wo- men's House Counseling this snmmer. "Acting has been a lot of fun, and I have learned a lot, such as maintaining self-discip- line," Pare said. .% % DEMONSTRATION... I..mR To R~bt, Ist Place, I~lth Hocutt. Coa*f~ Reynolds~ Geneva County, anci 31~I place, P=tt Avers, Covington County. "Before I came to TSU, I knew nothing about acting," she said. Pare views acting as being both entertaining and creative. She wants to do a good job for her audience because acting is a creative art, she said. "When working the the thea- tre, you should do your best, but you should remember that acting is educational and there will always be mistakes. Mis- takes do not make a play bad. They make it a learning ex- perience," Pam said. Pare plans to teach speech and treatre on the high school or elementary school level. A music minor, she wants to teach music also. BAPTISTS WELCOME FORMER PASTOR - from left, Deacon Tom Hart, and present pastor;, the Reverend FreemanWilliamsou. Wendel McKoy, the Reverend H. B. Shepherd. former member APPROXIMATELY 350 ATTEND One of the largest Homecom- ing days in the history of the First Baptist Church was held Sunday, July 28, with approxi- mately 350 attending. A won- derful spirit of fellowship with visitors and former members was felt. The Reverend H. B. Shep- herd, the beloved pastor for ten years (1949 - 1959) was the speaker bringing the message of the day -"Unchangeables- in a changing society." He brought to each hearer, very THE REVEREND H. B. SHEPHERD, center, greets Deacon George Hart, while Rex Whitcomb, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, looks on during the First Baptist Homecoming celebration, Sunday. LOCAL MEMBERS ATTEND forcefully, the greatest human need is faithfulness to God. Brother Shepherd will be re- membered as one of the out- standing ministers and beloved pastor of this church. Many were here to hear him who had been baptized under his minis- try, and many had been mar- ried under his ministry, mak- ing a tie of love that is ever lasting. During his ministry, theSun- day School attendance averaged 350, with a high one Sunday of over 400. He was very active in the work of Covington County Bap- tist Association and held most every office in the Association from Moderator on down. It was during his tenure as a member of the Association that the Lake Jackson Camp site was purchased and the first building constructed at a cost of $8,465. He held revivals in most. every church in the Association and returned many times in some churches. During his ministry the 3- story educational building was erected and indebtedness of $,75,000 paid in less than 3 years. It is impossible to numerate his faithful service here in Florala. The great day was made a success by the cooperation of present pastor Freeman Wil- liamson and church members, who wish for Brother Freeman, l0 fruitful years or more in Florala. PA-XTON 4-H CLUB TO HOLD FLEA MARKET Nan Hutcheson, President Alpha Psi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators and Clara Miller, State Recording Secretary, An- dalusia, attended the Gulf Stat- es Regional Conference of Alpha Delta Kappa held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Geor- gia July 26-29. Vice Presi- dent for the region is Sarah P. Sova, of Callahan, Florida. Also attending and serving as featured speakers are officers of the Grand Chapter: Ruth L. Calhoun, Grand International President; Mildred McCor- mick, President Elect; Jeanne Neal, Executive Treasurer; Louise Bales, Executive Se- cretary; Sue Williams, Grand Chaplain; Bonnie Welch, Grand Historian; Clover Turner, Re- gional Chaplain. Reita Davis, Regional Sergeant - at- arms; Sybil Kelley, Regional Record- ing Secretary; and Laila Ojala, Recorder. Of particular im- portance to the group was the attendance and participation of Agnes Shipman Robertson, Exe- cutive Director and Founder of the women educator's hono- rary sorority which is more than twenty-five years old. Alpha Delta Kappa recognizes outstanding, experienced, and dedicated women teachers and unites them in a group of more than 49,000 doing such altruis- tic work as awarding scholar- ships to worthy individuals, fos- tering educational programs such as the International Tea- cher Exchange, International. Enrichment Program, grants to individuals who propose worthy educational programs ( as Hu- manities studies) and serve their local communities with many hours of service and funds raised in ways too diverse to enumerate. A portion of the groups time is allotted to social enrichment, so that the close fellowship of a sorority emerges, as well as the bene- volent . and professional en- richment given to society, State officers from Alabama, Geor- gia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and Florida are in attendance as well as local chapter officers and the gen- eral membership. Mary Brog- den was the president attend- ing from Birmingham, Ala- bama. Most of the discussions focus on fraternity education around the theme "Leadership: Invol- The Paxton Clover 4-H Club is sponsoring a Flea Market at vement the Gulf Way.". Out- Paxton City Hall grounds on standing among social functions Saturday, August 3, 19'74 from are the formal banquet which 9:00 a.m. to '7:00 p.m. features Dr. Fitzhugh M. Le- gerton, and music furnished by Jeannette C. Williford, Au- drey Pilaf tan cellist from Miama and Grand music chair- man, Mary Ann Henderson, a There will be tables laden with all kinds of good things to sell such as cakes, flowers, antiques, handicrafts, pots, pans, motors and shoes. One of the biggest displays guest. Most of the group en- will be a country store filled tertainment is furnished by with wonderful things donated members and their guests. At by the Florala and Paxton Merchants and businessmen. At 4:30 p.m. there will be.a pet show for children. To en- ter be there by 4:15 p.m. with your pet and fill out a free entry blank Silver dollars will be award- ed for the most unusual, larg- est, smallest and prettiest a reception Friday evening the Grand president, Ruth Calhoun and Executive Director Agnes Robertson, there was get-toge- ther music and a dance by Kathy Pilafian, daughter of a member. The husbands of Alpha Delta Kappa met at another spot in the hotel at the same time their wives were conducting business of a more formal nature. A man who smokes more than a pack a day has nearly twice the risk of heart attack and nearly five times the risk of a stroke of a non- smoker. Cigarets affect fats in the bloodstream, cause con- striction of the blood vessels, make the heart beat faster and harder and tend to in- crease blood pressure. will also be given in all categories. Anyone up to 19 years old can enter the pet show. Mrs. Thomas Hammond of Paxton is in charge of the pet show. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a drawing for the handmade quilt. The quilt was made by Mrs. Johnny Kemp of Paxton. The 4-H Club hopes all their friends and all the people in and around Paxton an~J Florala will come to the Flel Market. The money will beiused for their community DroierJ=__