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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. i , ESTABLISHED IN 1900 L LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF )02 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS IRD YEAR NUMBER 23 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 orWINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1972 10 PER SINGLE COPY . Ill I II lUl i | I Director ApPerson has band dir- Year. He ree in Music University -qPPi and has at Southern a member *pi" hsymphonic estra, jazz en- a member of onory band Mu Alpha Music Ls principal Meridian ra. He was )r the Meridian Production of tuuht and L Jr. eridian, Miss- two years. tSden, Ala- from West High School. the former of Jackson, Apperson . . APPER$ON will teach Music at Paxton High School for this school year. Mr. and Mrs. Apperson live in Florala at 1003 Hughes Street. Florala and the surrounding communities welcome Mr. and Mrs. Apperson. es La City School Institute 29, and 30. Re- students will Ugust 30 from a.m. Students to the come be- first day Friday. Sep- at 8:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon. Sep- Day and a will report 5, for the SChool. The begin serving The first be dis- noon the first 'mg the first Certi- l Record corn- registration. be picked up office. Y Will be: 1st B. Tim- merman, Mrs. Mabel Pittman. 2nd Grade: Mrs. Bertrice Manning, Mrs. Barbara Dun- num. 3rd, 4th and 5thGrades: Mrs. Pat Cox, Mrs. Louise R. Dean, Mrs. Betty Evans, Mrs. Irene Garner, Mrs. Nell Yarbrough, Mrs. Christine Wilson, Mrs. Addle Mac Miller. 6th, 7th and 8th Grades: Mr. S. M Harris, Mr. George Lan- caster, Mrs. Eula M. Davis, Mrs. Charlotte McKoy, Mrs. Betty McDaniel, Mrs. Jewel Powell. WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM ABOLISHES FEES girls from -'ipate in the Bureau ~Ugust 25. The held at the School au- that Fri- The Walton County School Board in regular session voted to abolish student fees in all grades beginning this fall term of school. This includes the $5.00 first grade fees as well as the other grade level fees, and including typing fees, ath- letic fees and all others. In discussing the fee question, Superintendent Baldwin in- formed the board that by wise investment of idle school funds and efficient management of the expenditures over past years, enough funds have been saved to replace the approximately $11,000 annually that had been collected through fees. These funds had been going into the purchase of instructional ma- terials for the classroom ac- cording to Superintendent Bald- who will win. atest to se- Baldwin informed the board then take that over $101,100.00 had been Pageant are: allocated to the 4,000 students {athy Dunn,for instructional materials Birge, during lhe coming year or an Son, all beau- average of $27.06 per student. I will giveStudents will still be allowed It job whento purchase supplementary Lon either of reading matter, other special Other partsproject materials, but only on Participatea voluntary basis, quotes the Superintendent WELCOMED - James Parker' (Jim) Wai- ns a new member of the Florala Lockhart August 9 regular weekly luncheon meeting. president, called the mooting to order and C, amble who introduced the new member. leader for the program and introduced Phi- of Circuit Court of Walton County, Florida, tnlak Springs, Florida, as his visiting spea- a former coach of Paxton High School. He ~ting talk on the duties of the Clerk of Ctr- Clerk he is County Treasurer, Auditor, Finance Officer and Secretary Accoun- Commissioners. He signs all checks; ap- a~d answers for every penny of the County's tl'l'a left: Syrll Faine, Phlllip Anderson and Jim MENTAL HEALTH NOW HAS DR. MCDONALD FULL TIME The South Central Alabama Mental Health Center has an- nounced that they now have the services of Dr. Juanita B. Mc- Donald full time. This is another big step in attaining a well-rounded staff to assist the people of Crenshaw, Bulter, Covington, and Coffee Counties. Due to recent staff expansion the Center will move to a new location: 601 South Three-Notch Street. This will be accom- plished on August 14. Although the office will be in Andalusia, the staff is going out to the Public Health Depart- ment in each county to enable patients to be seen without having to travel so far. Psychological clinics are held on a regularly scheduled basis. For Covington County, Group Therapy is held the first Wed- nesday in each month in An- dalusia during the morning. Clinics are held in Florala on the first Wednesday of each month. Opp Clinics are held on the first Thursday. For Coffee County, Clinics are held on the third and fourth Tuesday in Enterprise and in Elba on the second Tuesday. For Bulter County beginning next month, Greenville Clinics will be held on the first and third Fridays. Clinics will be held in Geor- giana on the third Thursday. For Crenshaw County, Clinics are held in Luverns on the second Thursday of each month. This may be changed at a later date to add another clinic for this city each month. Anyone who wishes to come to a clinic is asked to contact our office. To obtain an appointment, the person should call 222-7043 or write the South Central Alabama Mental Health Center, P. O. Box 627, Andalusia, Alabama 36420. Letters informing the person of the time and place of his appointment are then sent. Recent trends in psychiatric treatment are toward reducing commiltments and for more short-term treatment. This means that the patient is not re/noved from the community for long periods qf time and that much of the treatment occurs at home. The Mental Health Center is here to assist the family and other community members in caring for the patient, as well as to use what- ever treatment program is necessary to get the patient well again. The services offered are: The Indigent Drug Program, Hospital Services and Outpatient Counseling, Child- ren's Services, Education and Consultation. GIANT AFRICAN SNAIL FOUND IN FLORIDA AREA NEAR MIAMI An additional area in Dade County, Florida, has been placed under federal regulation because of a recent giant Afri- can snail find, the U. S. De- partment of Agriculture (USDA) reports. The affected area includes nearly two square miles of North Miami, Florida, in the Biscayne Gardens section. Officials of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Ser- vice (APHIS) describe the giant African snail as one of the most destructive mollusk pests known to man. The most re- cent snails were found last~ay 23. Since then, APHIS in- spectors have carried out an intensive survey within the area to find out how far the pest has spread. The federal regulations re- strict the interstate movement of many items. Among these are sod, soil, compost, manure, sand, gravel, bricks, stones, pipes and tile; forest, field, and nursery grown plants; plant debris, such as leaves and grass clippings; and forest products unless the items either are treated to destroy the giant African snail or originate in a per+ion of the regulated area in~cted by an APHIS in.specter and found to be free of risk of spreading the snail. "Such material must be accompained by a certificate to that effect. Restricted items may be moved interstate under permit if they are going to certain approved destinations. State officials have taken action to control spread of the pest with- in Florida. Ourown idea is that Wash- ington, Jefferson and Lin- coln would be surprised at some of the things that peo- ple say they said. MISS LYNN SAVAGE, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas Savage of Florala, was commis- sioned by the Air Force for officer's duty as a nurse. Miss Savage repeated the oath of enlist- ment, read by Maj. Andrew Kennedy, as her parents witness the event. She will report for in- doctrination at Sheppard AFB, Texas, prior to assignment to Beale AFB, California. The Mastin School of Nursing graduate worked at Mobile General Hospital prior to enlist- ment. l 'BAMA UNDERTAKES TOURIST VENTURE A new venture designed to bring Canadian tourists into Alabama will be undertaken for the second time by the Wallace Administration. Representatives of the Bu- reau of Publicity and Infor- mation will represent the State of Alabama at the Canadian Na- tional Exhibition, the world's largest annual exhibition, August 16-September 4 in To- ronto, Ontario, Canada Plans for Alabama's sec- ond tourist promotion venture into the Canadian market were coordinated by Doug Benton, Di- rector of the Bureau of Pub- lcicty and Information and Miss Colleen Pippin, Assistant Di- rector. "In 1971," said Miss Pippin, "'nearly 12,000,000 visitors ar- riving in the United States came from Canada." Alabama's representatives will man a 30 foot red, white and blue display booth featuring 20 large color- pictures of out- standing tourist attractions in th~ state. ~3ther states at the Exhibition OFFICERS OF THE FFA met August 14. They discussed activities for the coming year such as: fish fries, deer hunts, hamburger suppers, and trips to the bay. They then, with the help of the Advisor, put the ~ioors, which the officers had al- ready built and painted, on the Drivers Ed. Building. They went to the Advisors house for a most welcome meal of hot dogs. The officers present were: Ronnie Gamble, Pres.; DeWayne Brooks, Vice Pres.; Ted Baber, Secretary; Joe Rasberry, Re- porter; and Arthur Tew, Treasurer. Officer not present was Jerry Coone, Sentinel. Chalmers Bryant Holds Lead For Andalusia Mayor Incumbent Mayor of An- dalusia, Chalmers Bryant, holds the edge in the first round in the Municipal Election of Au- gust 8th, with former Mayor Ho- ward Harem in a run-off election for September 12th. Bryant took 869 and Harem 705 votes of the 2,700 ballots marked. Bryant led Harem by 164 votes. Seven can- didates ran for Mayor of An- alusia. In Andalusia, there was only one clear cut election of a city councilman. Eugene Shreve, re- tired seed and feed dealer was MRS. DLUGENSKY NAMED AS LBWJC EVENING DIRECTOR A native of Andalusia, Re- becca Mclnnlsh Dlugensky has been signed by Lurloon B. Wal- lace State Junior College to serve as Director of the Ev- ening Program at the Andalusia college and the extension cen- ters tn Opp and Florala. The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D. L. McInntsh, of Andalusia, Mrs. Dlugensky recently com- pleted her Master's degree in education at Memphis State Uni- versity. A 1964 graduate of Andalusia High School, Mrs. Dlugensky received her Assocla~e of Ar;: degree from Stepheas Coliege In Columbia, Missouri. She later ear-l,t imr'S clogroo f r o m Blrmin~ham-Southern College. Her husband, Edmund L. Dlu- gensky, Jr., is currently ser- ving an internship in optometry with Dr. D. L. Mclnnish in An- dalusia. elected over incumbent, Ju- lian Studstill, and that was the only race in which there were as few as two candidates for Council. OF CONSUMER INTEREST BY ANNIE LAURIE GUNTER "These Bible sales people were at the front of our church taking names and addresses," states an actual complaint from the files in the Office of Con- sumer Protection. The complaint continues: "At that time I thought they were trespassers who were there without authority. Later, armed with my name and address they showed up at my house and tried to sell me a $50.00 Bible. I told them I wasn't interested and that I could not afford to pur- chase a Bible since l only ha(~ $25.00 money left for the month, that I was on Social Security in a disabled status, that I was 69 years old, and was a very sick old man and that the $~.5.00 I had was not enough to buy the medicine l needed until I got my next check and that my total monthly income on So- cial Security was only $117.70. This together with my other pleas of being sick and needing to rest fell upon deaf ears. They persisted until I realized that I had no other way of get- ting these people out of my house. So they took all the money I had and I was not able to buy the medicine that I needed. As a result my health has extreme- ly deteriorated and my pre- CONTINUED TO PAGE !1 along with Alabama will include South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arkansas. According to Miss Pippin, the Canadian National Ex- hibition will last approximate- ly two weeks longer than a re- gular travel show attended by Department personnel to pro- mote Alabama s tourist in- dustry. dustry. Show hours will be from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., seven days each week. "At last year's show a to- tal of 85,000 brochures and pieces of literature were given out to tourists during the Ca- nadian promotion," Miss Pippin reported. She said the average number of.#ieces of literature usually distributed at a tra- vel show range from 12-15,000. Reports from last year show over three million persons at- tended the Canadian National Exhibition last year. The world's largest annual ex- hibition, often compared to the World's Fair, is located on 350 acres of land off Lake Onta- rio. Bureau personnel participa- ting in the Exhibition include Doug Benton, Miss Colleen Pippin, Mrs. Sara Redding, Mrs. Delores Moore, Mrs. Lin- da Batchelor, Miss Chris As- mus and Robert Hardy. DRAKE ANNOUNCES PAXTON SCHOOL STARTING DATE Mr. David E. Drake, principal of Paxton High School, an- nounces that school will begin for students on August 25, 1972, at 8:00 a.m. The faculty is complete for grades K through 12 and consist of the following members: PhyllisApperson, Monetha Baldwin, Gladys H. Campbell, Hubbard S. Campbell, Kay Crawford, James A. Davis, Sarah Ray Ganevl Larry Geo- ghagan,Gwendolyn Gibson, Linda W. Godwin, Janie Goolsby, Thomas Hammond, Juanita Henley, James Howell, Rebecca K. Maddox, llean McDonald, Rita Moseley, Kennith C. Mount, Rachel Peacock, Tom Pittman, Margaret Powell, Josie S. Rasberry, Craig Rey- nolds, Grady Y. Sellers, Ida Lou Smith, Glenn Thomas, Charlie Mac Whartley, and Wayne Wooten. YOUTH RETREAT SCHEDULED AT L.,a E BAPTIST CAMP There will be a Youth Retreat at Lake Jackson Baptist Camp August 21, 2:00 P. M. - August R2, 11:00 A. M. Youth ages 7-14 are invited to participate in the fun and fellowship. Registration will begin Mon- day at ~.:00 at the Camp. Cost of the retreat is 50 per per- son. Everyone will need to bring linens, swimsuit and suitable clothing for play. Don't forget your Bible. We will have fun, fellowship, good Bible Study and Worship. FYCA will meet with us at 7:00 P.M. on Monday. Life is impeded by peo- ple who want the benefits without the accompanying obligations. uslness Florala's newest store opens its doors at 9:00 am. today, Thursday Morning, August 17. The Great Day Discount Store has it's grand opening this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The new store is located across the street from McDaniel Motor Company in the old Piggly Wiggly buihling. The store has been completely re- modeled, repainted and parking spaces marked for the con- venience of customers. Great Day is a chain of stores with their home office in Pen- sacola, Florida. Residents of the area ah'eady know the Great Day Stores in Crestview and DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The store features both soft goods such as domestics, sewing no- tions, shoes and clothing for the whole family, and hard goods such as housewares, paint. automotives, health, and beauty aids, glasswares, statmnery and lamps. Ralph Miller, store super- visor and soft goods merchan- diser, stated that the store clerks and manager would all be local persons. Jim Moncier, vice-president and hard goods Judy White To Teach In Mississippi Judy Louise White of Florala is one of more than 169 edu- cation majors at the University of Southern Mississippi who will be doing their student teaching in various school systems during the Fall quarter. Miss White will be teaching in the Hattiesburg school system. The group comprises those who, prior to graduation, must actually teach, under super- vision of an experienced class- room instructor, By so doing, the neophyte gains insight into the many practical problems which no book can entirely cover---and the knowledge of how to cope with them! MALCOLM SENN ELECTED AS MAYOR OF OPP Malcolm L. Senn, an All-State football player who used to make sausage-meat of allthe teams in Covington County and this area, has been elected the Mayor of Opp. An employee of the Citizens National Bank and a leading Methodist layman, Senn, trimmed four opponents to gain a 13-6 margin over" the field. Senn had 1,332 votes to 523 for his closest opponent. Senn. a city councilman for the past four years, is also a former city clerk in Opp. tie will succeed Ned Moore in October. Moore did not bid for re- election. This is the first time in 16 years ttlat he has not had an active role in Opp poli- tics. In none of the Ave races for Opp City Council did any can- didate win a majority to assure election. Run-offs are for each Council post. merchandiser, stated that Great Day had a merchandising policy of bringing a complete selection of merchandise to Florala at the best prices obtainable. Sam Goldenberg, president, and owner, stated that he is very happy to become a part of the Florala business community and that he hoped they would have a part in helping Florala to continue to grow. The store hours will be from a.m. to 6 p.m.. Monday through Saturday every week. The Florala store is the eighth store in the Great Day chain. See the store's double page spread in this issue of this newspaper' giving grand opening special buys. Royce Hooten Equipment Company has scheduled an open house for all farmers in this area on Saturday, August 19. Mr. Hooten, owner of Royce Hot)ten Equipment Company says he will unvei} Generation Two, the biggest advance in tractors since John Deere in- troduced the New' Generation Tractors twelve years ago. While he cannot discuss specific details unil the August 19 announcement, Mr'. Hooten says it will be to every farmer's advantage, especially from a health and comfort standpoint, to attend the open house and learn all the facts about thenew John De~re Tractors. The open house will begin at q:00 a.m. and will last all day. Door prizes will be awarded after the drawings in the after- noon. The Hooten Equipment Com- pany is located on North Fifth Street. JAMES D. KINNEY NEW PASTOR AT LIBERTY BAPTIST Reverend Jesse D. Kinney of Miami is the nell pastor of the First Baptist Church of 1Aberty, Florida. This is Mr. Kinney's first pastorate. He is a stu(hmt at Baptist Bible Institute ill Graceville, Florida, expecting to graduate in 1974. The church has begun pro- ceedings leading to his ordi- nation there, he said, (late to be announced later. Before moving here to enrol at BBI he worked for an ex- terminating company in Miami. Mrs. Kinney, who was Patricia Driscoll of Long Island. New York, and Miami. is a se- cretary. She works parttime and also attends classes at the school. They have two sons and daughter, ages 6 to 10. The familv will continne to live on the 13B1 campus and will com- mute to the church for servic, es until a new pastorium is completed. Archery classes have been popular among the students at Lurleen B, Wallace State Junior College during the hot summer months. Shown here getting ready to fire a shot is Andrea Covingv ton, of Florala. Miss Covington attended school in Laurel Hill and graduated from high schoal In Germany. Coach Jim Gerner has been instructing the archery classes during the summer.