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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 5, 19 A Picture From The Past Bruce Cato,, is slaown wiring in the new toll circuits. John Hayes Vaughan's face shows the happiness a telephone man feels when the new system works. With him, in 1952, are his parents, Margaret and the late Lloyd Vaughan, then presi- dent of Florala Telephone Company. They are activating the Dial System which was de-activated on Saturday night, making way for new equipment to better serve this area, and, when conversion is completed, offer the best in Direct Dialing Service. f ( Dwan Reeves, Charles Whitaker and Donnle Kimbro prepare to turn off old switch board. New Judge James Sawyer, chair- man of the Coffee County Commission, has informed Cross Trails Regional Lib- rary personnel that Mrs. Elmer Taylor of Elba, has been ap- pointed to the regional library board. Mrs. Taylor will fill out the Only Son Survives Florala A Florala native, Willie McCart and his wife and two daughters, were J~illed when fire destroyed their trailer home in Porterl Indiana on July Z7, 1976. McCart was the son of Mrs. Fanny She|ton of Florala, Ala- bama. Only one member of the fa- mily, the seven-year-old son, Greg, managed to escape the fire, which started from a gas line leak under the hot water heater. State fire investigator "Lefty" Foster said that gas from the leak apparently was ignited by the water heater pi- lot light. The bodies of McCart, 29, and his wife, Gloria Jean, 27, Benefit Sing To A id Varnum Family by Jasper Davis The Reverend Lowell Tho- mas, pastor of the Svea As- sembly of God Church, announ- ces a benefit gospel sing for Danny and Susie Varnum at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night, August 6. On the program will be the Calvary Singers, Windward Sounds, the Gos- pelette and several other lo- cal groups. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the inspirational sing- ing, fellowship and a part in a very worthwhile effort toassist the Varnums in their time of financial needs. As everyone knows, Danny suffered injuries a few weeks back while swimming at Natural Bridge with family and friends. A Pensacola organization was first to start a fund due to the high hospital cost, and recently the Laurel Hill Ruritan Club joined in the effort" by placing collection points at Steele'sand Ludlam Stores in Laurel Hill. The trust funds are being handled by the First National Bank in Crestview. Member Appointed unexpired term of Mrs. Fran- ces Hutto, recently deceased. At the last meeting of the Cross Trails Board, mem- bers instructed theadministra- tot to write up a resolution of appreciation for the many years of faithful service to the board by MI'S. Hutto and mail copies to the Coffee County Commis- sion and Mrs. Hutto's son, Neal Hutto, Jr., of Elba. Mrs. Taylor brings a wealth of knowledge to the board, hav- ing worked with the Elba School system, clubs and the Elba Public Library for many years. Anthony Miele, state director of the Alabama Public Library Service, is conducting a one day workshop for persons in- Li -terested in Alabama on Friday, August 6, at I0 a.m. The meeting will be the new building for cated at 6030 Monticello Montgomery. All school rarians, public board members and citizens are urged to Mr. Miele will outline for library services ple of Alabama. and one daughter, Connie, 5, were found in the parent's bed- room in the double wide trailer. The body of the younger daugh- ter, Denise, 4, was found in th~ bedroom she shared with Con- nie. The four died of second and third degree burns and smoke inhalation. The son, Greg, said that he remembered waking up and smelling smoke. He knew his room was on fire. He ran to the front door and tried to break it open. A chain lock kept it shut until a neighbor from a nearby trailor went to the front door with his friend, Steve Mil- carek and they burst the door open to save the boy. Greg was taken to live with his ma- ternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Potts of East Gary, Indiana. McCart had been a steel- maker for the past seven years at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company in Gary, Indiana, and was a crane operator at the time of his death. The couple would have cele- brated their eighth wedding an- niversary on the day after the fire. They had only lived in the trailor two months before the fire. The trailer was totally destroyed. McCart's mother, Mrs. Ro- bert (Fanny) Shelton, said that her son had wanted to return to Floraia, but had such agoodjob in Porter that he remained there. McCart is survived by his mother, his father, Willie Mc- Cart of Tennessee; four sis- ters, Mary Ellen Louise, Pat- ricia and Maria; one brother, Buddy. Funeral services for Mc- Cart, his wife, and two daugh- ters were held from the Ren- dana Funeral Home there. Come To See |!s For The Finest in ~l-~ Accessories Holmes Gulf Service 300 East 5th Avenue I=lorala. Alabama 36442 4 - Way Stop USE YOUR GULF TRAVEL CARD Florala, Alabama Dr. C.K. Howard OPTOMETRIST Announces His Association With Dr. J.M. McNeill For The Practice Of Optometry. Dr. Howard's Hours Will Be 9:00-5:00 Oil Wednesday and Friday. Dr. McNeill's HourS Will Be 9:00-5:00 On Monday and Tuesday 1424 EAST 5th Ave. Fiorala WE ~--Work Together For The Best For All The People. Dwan Reeves and Bruce Caton are shown changing subscribers to new switch board. Paul Townsend issues all pay telephones with their new tele- phone numbers. The Troy State University System will award its 2,407th diploma this year during the summer quarter commence- ment ceremonies here August 6. There are 723 candidates for graduation this quarter. Gary Branch, Dean of theOf- rice of Records, listed the fol- lowing candidates for degrees from Covington County: Bache- lors Degrees: Ramona Barrow, Lucille Baird Cooper, Lance Kemberly Dyess,Sally Chan- nell Grimes, Ann Dowling Hart, Danny Allen Hart, Snan Jones, Margaret Moore, Erline Daniel Murphree, Teresa Williams Patterson, Kenneth WesleyRa- mer and Sarah Kilpatrick Rus- sell. Masters Degrees: Pebley Hnggins Booth, Lucy Peterman Hartwell, Joe Wayne Holmes, Elaine P. Johnson, William Hubert Law, Vickie Fendley Phillips, Ann Fleming Walker, Larry Gorman Walker and Peg- I~ A~ta Wallace. WE MUST-- Make Every Effort To Get Any Federal Money Available To Small Cities. WE MUST-- Work Together With County And State Government. WE MUST--Have Harmony With All Agencies Of The Cit] WE MUST--Work For New Industry And Work Closely With Our Present Industries. WE MUST-- Work For OUR No. 1 Priority--Streets And Sidewalk~ #3 I=LORALA CITY Dwan Reeves is shown cutting on the new Paxton office. I Derry Braswell and Dewayne Brooks are making a major II = cable splice on highway 85. This was to change from the Old Florala office to the new Paxton office. Pd. Pol. Adv. BY Homer Johnson Florala, Alabama