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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 8 THE FLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, AUGUST THIS 'N THAT ~~ By: Vera Whiddon Three things that help: ,,-" If you would soften a sorrow: ~ Tell it to a friend, i ~:' " If you would increase joy: Share it with others. ~': :~ If you would solve a worry: All is in readiness for thebig Rt. I, for District V, and Messrs. Do something about it. .......... "-:.~-~" 1972 annual membership meet- Charlie C. Stephenson and J. Practicing these three things ing of Covington Electric Coop- Houston Aplin, both of Samson, , will help you to arrive at a erative, which will be held at the for District VI. solution to life and make the Municipal Stadium in Andalusia Allen and Stephenson are ROTARY CLUB VISITOR - Wendel McKoy, pictured right, for his program at the July 26 meeting of the Rotary Club, presented Miss Lene Anderson, center, of VieJle, Denmark. Miss Ander- son is an elementary school teacher in Denmark and is visiting the United States under the Teacher Exchange Program. Miss Anderson gave a very interesting and informative talk on Denmark. Pictured at left is Mrs. Wendel McKoy. MCKO YS HOST TO OPEN HO USE FOR DENMARK GUEST Colonel and Mrs. Wendell G. McKoy were hosts in their home on South Fifth Street Sun- day afternoon, July 23, 1972, to an open house for Miss Lene Anderson from Denmark. Miss Anderson is visiting wlth the McKoys for a week under terest in and around Montgo- mery. During the week she is in Florala it is planned that she see as much of our area as time will permit so that she can return to Denmark feeling that she has seen "a little bit of the South". Prior to coming to Florala she spent a week in Indian- apolis with another host family and will go on from here to Leesburg, Florida where she will spend two weeks before returning to Denmark. PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST SING The regular monthly sing will be held at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Saturday, Au- gust 5, at 7:30 P.M. The church is located on highway 55 at Yellow River. Everyone is invited. the auspices of the American Host program. She is a tea- cher in the public school sys- tem in Denmark and teaches English, Danish, and Gym- nastics. Mrs. McKoy stated that she was anxious for Lene to meet as many of the lovely people of Florala as possible; that she knew of no better way for Miss Anderson to take back excellent impressions of the U. S. A., Alabama, and Florala than to meet our fine people. Upon her arrival in Mont- gomery the McKoys took heron a tour of the beautiful State Capital and other points of in- Priced just right- between the Cub Cadet~" lawn and garden tractors and the riding mowers, this little tractor cuts. any lawn down to size fast. Other IH lawn and garden tractors from 8 to 15 hp. It starts right after you finish cuffing the grass. It grows again. And no maffer how beautiful your lawn, taking pare of it moons just plain hard work. The new International* Cadet 76 lawn tractor con help with those chores. Ul o| tire Inlienlll~nll HIII~IIII Co~lllnt U ue Any way you cut it. best of it, never allowing you to be a victim of will to fail, which is a common persona- !!;~> lity problem that will hand,. cap. SACRED HARP SING SCHEDULED AT RED OAK A Sacred Harp sing will be held at Red Oak Sunday, August 6th. The church is located mid-way between Florala and Andalusia. Everyone is cordially invited and participate in the singing of the good old-time Sacred Harp songs. UNUSUAL FIG? Mrs. Roy Adams of Route ~., Florala, while picking figs at her home, saw quite a strange fig. Or, at least that is the way it looked. You have probably seen a big fish swallowing a smaller fish and found that it was too much for him - That is the way it looked with the fig, but just as real in appearance of a fig swallowing another one as of the fish swallowing a smaller one but failed to get him down. PERSONALS - Mrs. T. M. Gresham of Opp and Mrs. C. M. Chance spent last Monday and Tuesday in Fort Benning, Georgia as guests of Capt. and Mrs. David Chance. Capt. Chance is a grandson of Mrs. Chance. International~ Cadet 76 lawn and garden tractor. Big 36" rotary mower comes as standard equipment. Variety of optional attachments available. Seven h,p. engine. Three speeds forward, one reverse. l NELSON AVENUE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA THE SCHOOL SYSTEM is the largest single business in Walton County. The an- nual school budget is in excess of 4 1/2 millio~ dollars and the system employes over 400 persons and represents more than 16,000 citizens in the county. THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS is primarily responsible for the efficient expenditure of all school funds, the recommending of qualified personnel to the board and assuring that the voice of the public is heard on all educational matters. SHOULDN'T YOUR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS BE EXPERIENCED IN SCHOOL FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION? win "He has twelve years on-the-job training." ROBERT MILLER of Stella Route, Florala, is pictured with one of the big watermelons he grew in his garden. Mr. Miller's melon weighed 60- pounds. He grew corn, beans and tomatoes this season and grew some very large tomatoes, one weighing one pound and one ounc'e. Miller is a retired barber and will celebrate his 78th birthday August 10. MRS. SUGGS Mrs. Suggs Appointed Nurse Director Mrs. Carolyn Stewart Suggs, R. N., has been appointed Nu~:- sing Director of the West O- range Memorial Hospital in Winder Garden, Florida, ac- cording to Robert Barber, ad- ministrator. Mrs. Suggs served as acting director from Feb- ruary l, 1972. Mrs. Suggs is the daughter of Mrs. Roy Stewart and the late Mr. Stewart of Lakewood. She left here about fifteen years ago for Winter Garden. She Worked with the late Dr. A. G. Williams three years and th~n with his son, Dr. A. G. Williams Jr., who was then practicing in Valpariso but now has offices in the building at Paxton where his father worked. Barber said he appointed Mrs. Suggs nursing director be- cause of the outstanding job she did while acting director. He went on to say he feels she will make a meaningful contribution to the hospital be- cause she brings to the posi- tion over 15 years of varied management, nursing exper- ience. Mrs. Suggs went to work at the West Orange Memorial Hos- pital in 1957 and during this time she has served in position of 3 p. m. to ll p.m. Sup- ervisor; head nurse and in- service education director. She received her nursing training from Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans, La., where she graduated in 1951. Mrs. Suggs is enrolled at Valencia Community College where she is taking manage- ment courses on a part time basis. un tonight (Thursday). Registration will open at 5:30 p.m., with free entertainment by the Thrasher Brothers Quartet, of Birmingham, starting at 6:30 p.m. The business session will get underway at 7:15 p.m. Featured will be an address by Fred D. Donaldson, of En- terprise, one of the South's top sales executives, and a noted humorist; brief reports on Cov- ington Electric operations, and election of two members to the Board of Trustees. Nominees named by the Nom- inating Committee to be voted upon for possible election to the Board of Trustees are: Messrs. Ira Allen and Marvin Carroll, both of New Brockton LBWJC TO HAVE READING PROGRAM THIS FALL A reading program will be implemented this fall at Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College for students who need to improve their reading skills and for better readers to increase their speed. According to Charles Viver- ette, dean of instruction, the course will be taught on an in- dividual basis so that students may work at various levels. The college received a $10 thousand matching funds grant from the federal government with $14 thousand designated for use in the reading program. Sherie K. DeRamus, a native of North Carolina, has been signed by the college to direct the new reading program. Mrs. DeRamus received her Associate of Arts degree from Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina and her Bachelor's degree from Pfeiffer College in Misenheimer, North Caro- lina. She recently earned her Master's degree in reading at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolona. Mrs. DeRamus taught for three years at North Stanley High School in New London, North Carolina. A catholic, she plans to move to Andalusia in August. incumbent Trustees for Dis- tricts V and VI, respectively. Following the business ses- sion, a 23" color television set, electric range, vacuum cleaner, and some 30 other electrical appliances will be awarded as attendance prizes. Each Co-op member re- gistering will receive a free light bulb. Concession stands will be op- erated by the Covington County Shrine Club. Covington Electric furnishes electric service to over 12,600 consumers in Covington(Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale and Geneva Counties. Birth Announcement Maj. Joseph L. Byrd, Jr., USA, and Mrs. Ellen J. Byrd, 519 Fair Lane, Lansing Kansas, announce the arrival of Chris- topher Thomas Byrd, weighing nine pounds, seven and one- fourth ounces, born at Munson Army Hospital, Fort Leaven- worth, Kansas, July 20, 1972. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Leila Byrd, 705 East 5th Avenue, Florala. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas, 809 Thornton Street, Leavenworth, Kansas. PAXTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET AUGUST 15 The regular monthly meeting of Paxton Area Community Council will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 1972, at 7:00 P.M. in the Paxton Town Hall, Paxton, Florida. Election of officers will be held. Why not take an active part in the community and become involved with its affairs. ***~, It's a smart child who understands her parents. The Truth Shah Make You Free REV. JACK E. ROOPER 136 Martin Drive Barboursville, W. Va. 25504 MONKEY BUSINESS No doubt, it has been several years since many of you have been a student in one of the local schools or universities. Let's try to imagine how it might be if we were to visit a classroom of today. Let me inform you that the teacher of this science class we are visiting is a professed Christian, especially on Sundays; but when it comes to teaching a science class, she hangs her religion on a nail. "Good morning, dear children, I do hope you had a nice Lord's Day yesterday. How many of you dear, sweet children went to Sunday School7 Good, only three or four. Well, let's get down to business. Today we are going to be studying about where we came from. "Now before I go any further, I want to inform this class that it is strictly against the law and the policies of this school to mention anything about the Bible, God, or any religious stuff in this classroom. In this cDss we deal only in facts. What your Bible says about where we came from is Oo Ko for Sunday School, but here we want the truth ol the matter. The Bible gives only one explanation as to where man came from, but science has several good ideas. Here is the most popular theory. Now I want you children to listen closely as I tell you about man's beginning. "Many, many millions of years ago, down in the Caribbean Sea, close to Cuba, I think, there was this little gob of slimy stuff, something like snot, I think, floating around in the water. Now, how long this little gob of stuff floated around is not sure; but one glorious day this little gob washed up on a rock. There it lay basking in the warm sunshine. After a million years or so this little gob decided it was lonesome and wanted someone to play with. After many years of pulling and tugging, it finally pulled itself in two. One half of the gob said it would be the female, and the other half decided to be the male. Not wanting to live on this rock the rest of their lives, the male and female gobs decided to become fish and to swim around in the water. Soon they got bored with this, so they found land and got out of the water and climbed up in a tree and said, 'Let's be monkeys.' They shed their fins and scales and grew hair and tails. Then, as always, they wanted to progress into something better, so Mr. and Mrs. Monkey came down out of the trees, shed their tails, and became apes. Then, one day as Mr. and Mrs. Ape were strolling through the woods, they found a looking glass. Not liking what they saw, they began to try to fix themselves up a little. Mrs. Ape shaved her legs, and Mr. Ape shaved his face. Mrs. Ape let the hair on her head grow long, and Mr. Ape cut his short. This was done so they could tell each other apart. You see, way back when they were two gobs of snot on a rock, they had agreed that one would be the Mr. and the other the Mrs. One dayMr, and Mrs. Ape found a vegetable garden. After eating their fill of all the delicious vegetables, they found they had become very smart; so they decided to put on some clothes and be a man and a woman. This brings us up to the present, my dear children. Here we are, man and woman, you and I. Isn't it just wonderful how we have been able to go back all those years and to figure out how we evolved from a gob of snot to a man? *'Children, the story of man is not finished yet. Let me continue. As always, Mr. Man and Mrs. Woman were not satisfied for long as they were. Here of late Mr. Man is letting his hair grow back out, and Mrs. Woman has taken her clothes off. Maybe ff you live long enough, it will be back to the trees as Mr. and Mrs. Monkey." In writing this articlei I have tried to show you what a ridiculous, stupid, and ignorant conception man has of his beginning. I believe that because man has insisted he sprang from an ape that God is letting him act like one. Parents, when your children come home from school and tell you a story about man's beginning such as the one I have just told, tell them that their teacher, schnolboard, professor, and textbooks are nothing but a lot of monkey business. Then get down the only true record of man's beginning, the WORD OF GOD. and show them that we areadirect creation of Almighty God ~lmself. Doctor in the Kitchen" by Laurence M. Hursh, M.D. j Consultant, National Dairy Coa~ YOUR NEED FOR CALCIUM Our need for calcium was era. phasized not long ago at a Food Writers' Conference sponsored by National Dairy Council. Speaking before some 44 top food writers from across the country was Car- nell University's Dr. Leo Lutwak, one of the world's leading calcium researchers. Dr. Lutwak believes that both osteoporosis (the bone-thinning disease which afflicts one of every ten Americans over fifty) and periodontal disease (deterioration of tooth-supporting jaw bone structures) are linked to an in- sufficient amount of calcium in the diet. Pilot Studies In discussing periodontal dis- U.S. population, Lutwak, and the sons affected the life span in this tinues to lengthen, "The average U.S provide sufficient recommended Lutwak said, the cessively rich in result is an cium-phosphorus According to imbalance leads to perparathyroidism body starts to take the bones. The affected are the jaY/ hold the teeth in skull bones, long bones are ease, Dr. Lutwak pointed out that that periodontal studies indicate that a widespread first manifestation calcium deficiency is the primary i ner to a more reason why millions of Ameri-'ment of the cans lose their teeth. Pilot studies the long bones. conducted by Dr. Lutwak and Dr. Ann Coulston, also of Cornell Current University, involved a total of 90 patients suffering from periodon- The tal disease. The results of the allowances for studies, which were conducted phorus may well over a three-month time period, says Dr. showed that the bone loss con- the imbalance in nected with periodontal disease phosphorus ratio i~ may be reversible in many sub- be due to declining jects by altering their diets to in- clude more calcium. These findings contradict the popular belief that tooth loss is due to bacterial plaque and cal- culus which are associated with poor oral hygiene. Adults suffering from osteopor- as,s, Dr. Lutwak contends, are those who have a long-standing history of calcium deficiency. 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