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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 APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE IN AT LBWJC Don't wait until the last min- ute..,get your application in now". These were the words voiced this week by the Admis- siGn's Office at Lurleen B. Wal- lace State Junior College. Applications for admission for the Fall quarter are being processed daily and, under the "open door policy", will con- tinue to be accepted through registration. However, the of- rice of admissions urges pro- spective students to submit their application as soon as possible. The early application will save valuable time during the registration. Freshmen Orentation will open the Fall quarter for stu- dents at LBW on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8. Registration for all students is scheduled for Monday and Tues- day, September" 11 and 12, with classes set to begin on Wed- nesday, September 13. LBW will begin this fourth year with two new buildings, an enlarged staff, additional equipment and a number of new programs. With all of these new additions, the cost will re- main the same with no increase in fees. The tuition for a full-time student remains at $60 per quarter plus an activity fee of $7.50. Free transporta- tion will also continue for all students in the LBW attendance area. To obtain an application for admission or for additional in- formation contact Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College, Andalusia, Alabama. Phone 222-4475. NURSING HOME OFFICIALS CONVICTED IN MEDICARE FRAUD Mary E. Shelnut and Flo- rence S. Waddell, administra- tors of Rest Haven Medicare Center, Spartanburg, South Carolina, were convicted yes- terday, August 8, 1972, in fed- eral court of conspiring to de- fraud the Medicare program. Federal Court Judge Hemphill sentenced the two nursing home operators to suspended sen- tences of 4 years each (subject to probation) and a fine of $5,000 each. The parent cor- poration, Southern Retirement Association, Inc., was fined $10,000. In Atlanta, Geot-gia, James W. Murray, Regional Commissioner for the Social Security Administration, stated that this is the first conviction of this nature in the nation under the Medicare program. EXAMINATION FOR SEWAGE & WATER OPERATORS AUG. 29 Examinations for certifica- tion of operators of water and sewage treatment facilities will be given August 29. Testing is required by a state law passed in 1971 and applies to all ope- rators employed since Septem- ber 28, 1971. Joe Downey of the Alabama Department of Public Health said examinations for operator certification will be given in conjunction with the 27th annual Water and Pollution Control Course School and Conference to be held at Auburn Univer- sity August 28-30. The conference is sponsored by the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Alabama Wa- ter and Pollution Control As- sociation, the Alabama Water Improvement Commission, Au- burn University, and the Univer- sity of Alabama. STATE OF ALABAMA LOOKING FOR FAST MULE The State of Alabama has put out a call for a mule. But the State doesn't want just any mule. It's got to be young, energetic and fleet of foot. That's because the mule will be entered in the 23rd annual Governors' Mule Race Septem- ber the 23rd in Benson, North Carolina. The Director of the State In- formation Bureau-Doug Benton- says that if the State can find a mule to borrow, it may be ridden by Governor George Wal- lace's press secretary, Billy Joe Camp. The Governor, of course, is confined to a wheelchair and cannot ride. If you have such a mule or know where one can be obtain- ed, you are asked to contact the Bureau of Publicity and Information in Montgomery. GOOD NEWS IN STORE FOR LIBRARY SERVICE Good news may be in store for library service and educa- tion if a bill passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate is not vetoed by the President. This bill pro- vides • funds for library activi- ties such as carried on by Cross Trails. All Alabama con- gressmen voted in favor of the bill except William L. Dickin- son and Jack Edwards. Libra- rians and educators hope that our president will allow this needed support to become law and they can get on with the business at hand of educating our fine people. Circulation of books for the past fiscal year ending Septem- her 30 was the best in the his- tory of the region. Enterprise led all libraries with 90,614. Andalusia was second with 79,377. Opp had 50,1174, Ever- green, 39,061 and Geneva 25,563. Coffee-Geneva Book- mobile reported a circulationof 779,198 and the Conecuh- Covington-Crenshaw Bookmo- bile reported 1,131,330. New borrowers added during the year were as follows: An- dalusia, 744; Brantley, 26; Co- necuh County, 250; Dozier, 62; Elba, 203; Enterprise, 1,452; Florala, 160; Geneva, 520; Hart- ford, 107; Luverne, ll0, Opp, 684 and Samson, 483. People are encouraged to re- gister for a library card at local libraries. There is no charge for a library card. Pollution of any kind appears to offer man only sorrow. Noise pollutiol{ is no exception, and from all indications we can ex- pect more in the future. Ac- cording to one study, the maxi- mum noise energy affecting some areas in which people in the United States live has in- creased as much as 64 times in a 13-year period. Dr. Alex- ander Cohen, chief of the Na- tional Noise Study Bureau of Occupational Safety and Health, Everyone is w i 11 i n g to help the other fellow pro- vided he has the money to pay for it. Level states that such environmental noise levels and exposure can affect man in various ways. Some of the most notable effects are: (1) temporary and per- manent hearing loss, (2) physi- cal and mental disturbances, (3) interference with voice com- munication, (4) disruption in ioL performance, (5) disruption of rest, relaxation, and sleep. Hearing loss is perhaps the most serious threat from ex- cessive noise. As we grow ol- der we can expect to experience some hearing loss, and if we expose ourselves to prolonged excessive noise, no matter what the source, we may experience a gradual hearing loss also. Increase John Perkins, Division of Ac- cident Prevention, Alabama De- partment of Public Health, also warns that an extremely loud noise can cause an immediate loss of hearing. He cites a per- sonal experience: "About 10 years ago I was target shooting with a new 22-caliber revol- ver. On the very first shot my ears started ringing. Mostpeo- ple experience ringing in their ears for a short time after firing a rifle or pistol. However, in my case and perhaps many others, the ringing has never stopped. I was informed by phy- sicians that I had damaged the nerves in my ears and this was causing the ringing and THE FLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, AUGUST Trem, ast hearing loss." Also somewhat related to the above incident, Dr. Richard E. Marcus, ear specialist of Sko- kie, Illinois, says the child's cap gun is the most common cause of permanent hearing loss among youngsters aged 5 to 10. To help protect their hearing, children should not be allowed to fire a cap gun in the house, warns the otologist. Of course everyone who fires a pistol or shoots a cap gun is not going to damage his ears. People differ in their suscep- tibility to noise. Many things are being done today to tame down some of the noise that progress that has brought. One of the most re- cent things was the enactment of federal legislation which in- cluded noise-exposure regula- tions to cover all employers. Some states have also placed limits on noises emitted by ve- hicles on state roads, and at least one airport has placed a noise ceiling limit on air- craft takeoffs. Also many cities have citizens groups who have conducted campaigns for quiet- er cities aimed mainly at the un- necessary horn blower. You as an individual can also contribute to "Silence Conser- vation" by making noise pollu- tion control a personal matter and project on your part. Sire- pls things like not stereo too car or cycle mower muffler can contribute contr01 as well living with If you know you be expose~ to loudV such as a rock rifle firingl etc., s tection by using i ear plugs. Some ear plugs permit to hear nc filters out high noises. Noise really boils courtesy and sense. Do your :i 1 1 1 HANG TEN, PEACHES N CREAM, ml WORTH OF BA~ TO S~OOL CLOTHES JUST COME BY AND REGISTER- N0 PURCHASE NECESSARY OUR LAY-A-WAYMASTER. 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