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r. =- SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ;UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT, REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED, NEWS - THURSDAY, AUGUST 19,19'76 A Glance Wow! by Liz Bates What A Party Did the Florala News DeFuniak Herald- have a wonderful afternoon at a Lake Jack- Mrs. Larry Wood- their talents for preparing a meal We had fried fried amberjack, potato salad, and some of Mrs. famous cole slaw sauce, plus a bowl was topped off by cake to It read, To Our Big- ." Mrs. Wood- her ???????? on Saturday. followed an after- and swimming It was the first been on skies in years. It sure I only fell once -- pretty good "considering. My date learned something too. He let Mrs. Woodham take his plate back to get him some more cole slaw. Well, she came back with his plate piled full of food! All he want- ed was some more of the cole slaw -- but I noticed he did clean his plate. Staff members and guests in- cluded Ann and Dwan Reeves, Daniel "Tom" and Elizabeth Thompson and their daughter Tammy, Liz Bates and Lowell Mook, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. McRae, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Woodham, Gary Woodham, Cindy Woodham, Sonya Wood- ham, Sherry Woedham and George Barnes, and David Scroggins. From the Herald-Breeze staff was Wanda Sadler and her daughter Venessa and sis- ter Hope, Janie Adams and Steve Burton. Just Remembering visiting at Booth's the main street of their borne- on Friday, making town? visiting the mer- So we decided to catch it taking time for Well, as some of you veterans ole ice cream," of chicken catching may know, a group of kids saying you are going to catch a table eating a chicken is a lot easier than laughing, actually pulling the act off that take me back I mean, after all, a chicken It seems like a thou- can fly. Well, it was hot and ago, even though it we chas~l that chicken up one many years at all, side of the sidewalk and down age and didn't the other. Finally, we cor- in theworld, ex-herod it inside the Fashion SchOOl was jnst around Shop. Well, you can imagine what that did for the Fashion know how many af- Shop. Well, wewere soon out tl sat around atof the way, chicken in hand, ! wasn't air condi- much to the relief of the Fash- but I don't seem ion Shop personvel. News Of Interest by Merle Woodham If 'Snuff' Town Can Do It .. We Can Too ! Year in and year out, the city of Samson, Alabama was just like a knot on a log with little or nothing happening from a growth and development standpoint. Now, in a little over three months, they have received an $87,700 grant from Farmers Home Administration to facilitate the construction of a 19-acre industrial park and over the past two or three years, the John Deere place has been completely rebuilt into a very modern establishment and next door, JoAnn and Fred Benton have built a swanky gift shop, the big old build- ing on the corner as you turn to go to the high school is being completely renovated into a building materials center, there is talk of not one, but two funeral homes being built and a second bank. I understand that this is in the future plans for Samson's growing spurt. The Samson Banking Company just last year moved into a beautiful new building. Their old building was turned into City Hall. Unfortunately, this seems not to have been the trend in Flo- rala as far as business establishments are concerned. They come and they go. Except, for lately, there seems to be more going than coming. But, we must keep the faith. I have always been taught that when there is a will, there is a way. We still have a goodly number of business people who seem to be willing to work to- gether for a better and more progressive Florala. So, let's not throw in the towel just yet. Following the recent groundbreaking at the proposed indus- trial site, Samson's Mayor Houston Donaldson, gave this ac- count of recent developments. He said that approximately three months ago, the City of Samson was approached by a lo- cal industrialist who was interested in locating in or around the City of Samson. Donaldson was informed that if the city would provide this industrialist with a fully developed industrial site and would form an industrial development board to assist in ob- taining financing from appropriate agencies, that a firm com- mitment would be made with regard to locating there. All the pro-application and formal applications were filed and approved with the help of William Catbell, Executive Di- rector of the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Develop- ment Commission in Dothan, in conjunction with Don Hoskins, Extension Engineer from Auburn University. Upon completion, the City of Samson will have a fully developed 19-acre industrial park, complete with water, rail spur, and ac- cess roadway. The proposed park is located approximately three miles east of Samson on Alabama Highway'.52. It was just this sort of cooperative effort on the part of Con- gressman Bill Dickinson, the Florala PJanning Commission, the Citizens Advisory Board and Mayor Joe Evans and the City Council that got the $200,000 Community Development grant which was announced last week. We already have the Industrial Development Board which was instrumental in getting Zorn Brothers, Inc., off the ground. And now that everything is working out so beautifully for those boys, it is time to find another industry or hope, like Samson, they will find us and get us on the road to building and developing an industrial park. This idea seems to be the modern trend for drawing industry. One thing for certain, our business people need to come to realize the importance of a regular advertising program. There was a time when you could just sit by and take what comes and Katherine was noticeably worn down, while Barry seemed to be "fit as a fiddle". Well, Katherine, I have got news for you. Brother Barry is not quite as fit as it appeared in those late afternoon matches you all had been playing. I think it was Thursday afternoon of last week I walked 9ut on the porch to check on the tennis play- ers and the old parson was sitting on that black satchel he car- ries his tennis paraphernalia around in. From all accounts, he had met his match in Terry Holley, Bill Sellars and Mike Las- siter. Poor Mike was haviug totakeon Holley and SeUars by himself, while Barry took a breather. He is a sport though, he didn't take but very little time out before he was right hack on the court giving it his best. It sure is refreshing to have a minister in town who mixes equally as Well with the younger set as with us olders. I thought Katherine would appreciate that since Barry had given her such a hard time. If I tell Barry what my neighbor thought the other day, I am not sure if this small town will hold him. We have a young, good looking coach at Florala City School by the name of Johnny Taylor. The Reverend Cox had driven in on the side street next to the Charles Stevensons as so many of our tennis players do, walked across the Stevenson's back yard and was talking with some of the younger set on the court. Oh, yes, and he was carrying the black satchel and wearing a sweat band around his "blonde" tresses. At least looking from a dis- tance, this is what my neighbor, Diane thought. She was describ- ing him to Larry and I Sunday afternoon and wanted to know who the young fellow was. I said, "How old did he look, Diane?" She said, "Oh, 22, 23, maybe a little older, with hair as blonde as Johnny Taylors." About that time, Mike Lassiter and his wife walked up, leaving the court, and Diane asked him who the young man with the satchel was talking to him earlier in the week. Guess who? None other than Barry Cox, the Presbyterian minister. I will be the first to admit that he certainly is physically fit for his age. But he looks more fortish than twentish at a little closer range. And those blonde tresses Diane imagined seeing were "silver threads among the gold." If the Reverend Cox needed a lift this week, just thought may- be Diane's mistaking him for a 22-year-old blonde would do the trick. Franklin Boles Home For A Visit My but it was good to see Franklin Boles, who graduated with me and played on the mighty undefeated Wildcat team of 1950. Franklin played right half-hack alongside my husband, Larry, who played right tackle. Boles was a fine young man then and still is He retired from the Navy in 1971, after 20 years and is now employed with REA in Homoseassa, Florida. He and his wife, the former Eunice Lee are here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Boles of Route Two, Florala and with her mother in Enterprise. Franklin gave me a run-down on his four children -- Frank Jr., 22, is married as is his oldest daughter, Cynthia, 83, who makes her home in Washington. His son, Dennis, is 18 and won All-Conference recognition in wrestling - 136 pound class. This year he plans to try his hand at football and went out to FHS to condition with our boys so that he wouldn't be too far behind with his training when he returns home. However, Franklin says that the real athlete in his family is his youngest daughter, Linda, a 9th grader this year, who won the title of "Athlete of the Year" last year, excelling in track, tennis, basketball and tennis. Frank- your way and make a living. Today, things are different. People lin beamed, with pride over this, and who could blame him? today are busier than in times past and they simply do not have There is nothing that thrills us parents more than seeing our the time to get out and run all over town to look for merchan- children happy and making good in their endeavors. dise they need. We are a more sophisticated society. We read the heat. What.Well, we had caught the more, our news media is wide and varied. People are going ember is the young chicken. But what were we to trade where they know they can get what they want, and at a "Doe" Dunnam. Of going to do with it? fair price. This, I think, is what hurts our trade area most. Ir. AI Dunuam wasn't Let me tell you, there's just Too few people realize the value of newspaper advertising and, he was a pharma- not too much you can do on a too often, the price is not right. Many of those who do realize [ always usually call- warm summer afternoon with the value of newspaper advertising would rather lose the busi- )oc." a chicken in downtown FIG- hess than spend the money on advertising. S~h Dunnam was one of rala. I think we finally gave it It is a proven fact that your best advertising dollar is bext Beware! ool Means ~Y spocial-people I to someone who worked at a spent in the newspaper. You can't beat it no way. One of our ! about growing up barber shop, who lived in the businessmen and advertisers, went so far as to have his own torala. It really hurt country. He undoubtly took survey run in the Florala, Paxton and Lockhart area. He was he died, but l knew the chickee home and gave him amazed at the results. He said there was hardly an adu]t in the Child St td gone on to some- a good home in the country Tri-Vities area who dido't confess to reading The Florala News. ren On reels, Buses hr. where chickens belong, or had In DeFuniak Springs, Florida, the merchants there had a survey , seeing those child- him for Sunday dinner, run and wouldn't even let The Herald-Breeze in on it. When the Y made me feel old. I never did know where that results were tallied, we were told by Chamber of Commerce of- "With the back-to-school keep it that way. With the 5st of them and they chicken came from, nooneelse flcials and by other merchants that the results so favo~'ed The season upon us, Alabama'sdri- cooperation of every person first and second gra- seemed to either. I do re- Herald-Breeze as a preferred advertising media, that it looked vers need to be more alert driving a motor vehicle, the t 1 moved here. But, member that it was after the like we had paid to have the survey made. than ever," said Colonel E. tragedy of a school bus acci- :hlldren do grow up. 24th of June, at least a month, C. Dothard, Department of dent can be avoided. Let s do r, the purpose for so that chicken may have been Public Safety Director. There it by driving safely this fal! started this column wandering around Florala un- will be many children walking and all during the school year.' ) talk about how old noticed ever since the annual ann riding buses on the state's "ything, but to tell chichunchase. Anyway, ldon't Blonde, Mysterious Tennis ,,--,-,.,,,-,,,." one afternoon in guess I'll ever know where that Alabama law requires that Florala, several chicken came from for sure, all traffic stop when school but one thing I do know is that buses stop to board or dis- -~ ~- ~" k , tt was Saturday and those summer days spent under charge passengers. This~_ ~ ~/~ t/~)~ ~dBooth's, andsud-~ my usual thing - uamthe watchfUlwill alsoeyeremainf"Dc"Dun-in ]~ ~" Idea t ;f;ed means that no matter how many ~-~.~ f~/ )r-'--'-7 ~ "-//~ my --.ajer ~l, traffic lanes there are, all '~__Z C_~-IIp~~j~ff~:~ ,~ue said, "There's memory, vehicles traveling in all direc- ~ - l'll probably be telling my tiGriS must make a complete Legend has it the first cock- was a chicken. Just grandchildren one day about Those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting the new stop if there is a school bus tail was erred in 1776 in a the street. It how I helped catch a chicken Presbyterian minister, you really ought to take advantage of the stopped to pick up children or New York bar decorated with doing anything in downtown Florala. opportunity, when a welcome service will be observed on Sun- letting them off the bus. chicken feathers. who wants They will probably think "School buses may be Gunny down l'm Just "pulling their leg." day night, the 29th at First Presbyterian Church. He never meets a stranger and is making himself right at road in the state, so motorists home here in Florala which is exactly what we would like for must be alert to the possibility all our ministers and all newcomers to do. of meeting one," Colonel DOt- He is quite good at playing tennis and has been taking on such hard said. "Alabama has a pros as Katherine Redwell, Rex Whitcomb and others. One af- very good record of school ternoon when I came home from work, I walked out to the court bus safety and we want to It written language in the world is Chinese which years old! Since The Closing Of McNeill Standard Oil An Independent Bank Can Serve You Better! Company -- Service Station Is Handling All Bulk Oil And ransmlsslon And Hydraulic There are lots of benefits from doing business with a home-owned, home-operated bank: Your questions are usually answered by those you talk to, not by someone in a distant caw The buck stops here Deposits are not siphoned off by an affiliat- ed bank, but are for the use of people right here at home. Your independent bank is here for the long pull and is just as interested in the prosperiW of the community as you are ds And Different Greases You will feel comfortable in doing business with I( cal, hometown people who know and under- stand your needs. Stop in often. For The Florala Area The Bank Of Florala Member FDIC PAGE3 Weekly Garden Tips by W. H. "Bo" Kinard The season is drawing to a close for some early season crops. If your garden didn't do as well as you'd hoped, now is the time to find out why Then you can do whatever's necessary to eliminate the problem next year. Insects, disease and hot dry weather have about done in most of the spring squash and cu- cumber and now is a good time to pull up those crops and start some new ones. It's an ideal opportunity, too, to check on the nematode situation in your gar- den Squash, cucumber and okra are very susceptible to rootknot nematode injury. This pest causes lmots, galls or en- largements on the roots of in- fested plants. Injured plants usually show drought stress faster than undamaged plants. Fumigate areas infested with rootknot nematodes before they are planted to a second crop. This is a simple job and doesn't take any special equipment. Pull up all the old plants and get them out of the way. Plow or till the soil thoroughly be- fore treating to loosen the soil and to be sure all old plant roots decay. The soil should be moist enough to germinate seed and free of clods. Open a furrow at least 6 inches deep with a hoe, shovel or plow for each row. Then apply the'ne- matlcide and cover with soil immediately. Fumanone, Ne- mugone and DD are recom- mended materials for con- trolling nematodes in home gardens. Nemugone and Fun manone are not cleared for use on potatoes, pepper, onions and eggplant. But, you can use these materials on most other garden crops and growers should check the label for use on specific crops. There is a two week waiting period from treatment until it's safe to plant or set transplants. You can meter liquid nema- ticidos into the fUrrow using a jar with a couple of ten penny nail holes in the lid. You can spread granular materials with a plastic jug. Punch two ten penny nail boles near the edge of an old jar lid and opposite each other. The liquid will flow out of one of these holes - the other will serve as an air vent so the nematicide comes out in an even flow. The rate of chemical for any specific number of feet of row can be adjusted simply by varying the walking speed. It is a good idea to make two or three trial runs using plain water to get the rate of flow down pat. The County Extension Office has a leaflet on the control of nematodes in home gardens and inexperienced gardeners should get one of these for more specific details on ne- matode treatments. Be sure to follow the label directions in the use of any agricultural che- mical. BE SMART-Teach your children the right way to take books to school. . Come To See Us For The Finest in ~ Tlr.a - Batt.rl.a Holmes Gulf Service 300 want 5th Avenue Florala, Alabama 36442 4 - Way Stop USE YOUR GULF TRAVEL CARD DOUGLAS Mo,ARTHU! STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE |$i| Douglas MacArthur State Technical College Opp, Alabama DID YOU KNOW THAT - - - Douglas MacArthur State Teclmtcal College is set up to teach skills in 18 career areas! Douglas MacArthur State Teclmicai Colleg~ has graduated more ~ 1300 students since opehing in INS! About ~ of those who graduated dur~ the last two years are now employed or have employed in the field for which they are trained! Many students who attended MaeArthur Tech less than the required time for graduation are employed in the field in vhich they studind! Douglas MaeArthur State Technical College has graduated nearly 300 Practical Nurses, the great majority of whom, are employed within the school attendance areal Douglas MacArthur State Technical College is fully accredited by the Southern Associa- tion of Colleges and Schools: All progTams, both day and evening, are approved for Veterans Training! Douglas MecArthur State Technical has various federal, state and local student financial aid progrms! Buses leave Geneva, Enterprise, Jack, Luverne, Red Level, Pleasant Home and Florala each day transporting students to MacArthur Tech at no cost to the student! Tuition at i)ouglas MacArtbur State Tecbuicai College is only ~0 per month~ FALL QUARTER BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1976 OFFICE HOURS 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. MONDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS :i i i