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MAGE S . APERS NC ALL CONTENT COPYR GHTED ALL R GHTS RESERVED I=~f.Lhi'~ J USE SUBJEC'PT'~)tL'qCI~NSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, Miss Patti Parrish To Join W avettes Majorette Corp Miss Patti Parrish of Crest- view, Florida will join the Wavettes Majorette Corp of Troy State University's Sound of the South Band this fall, according to an announcement made today by John M. Long, director. Miss Parrish has ample ex- perience in twirling, having won sixteen trophies and twenty- four metals performing in NBTA Sanctioned twirling con- tests. Patti plans to major in ele- mentary education at Troy State University and return to her hometown to teach. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Parrish. PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lawrence of Florala aanonnce the birth of a baby gill, Amy Rebecca, weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce, born September 2, at the Mi- zell Memorial Hospital in Opp. The grandparents are Mr. and, Mrs. L. E. Clements, Jr. of St. I.xmts, Me. and Mr. and Mrs. ARmrt Lawrence of Florala. . MtSS PAJt~4~ DENNY ELECTED PREXY OF QUARTERBACK CLUB The Florala Quarterback Club met at Florala High School Tuesday night, September I, 1970. New officers were elected for the 1970-71 year: president - Dr. James Denney; vice-presi- dent - Phil Jones; sec-treas. - Charles Stevenson. The club will meet each Tuesday nights at 7:30 at Florala High School. Coach Baggett gave a brief run down on the football team for this season. The Wildcats opened Friday night at home against Hartford at 7:30. All fathers and interested men are encouraged to Join and attend the Quarterback Club meetings. EDMONDSON MEMBER OF ERROR FREE SQUADRON Sergeant Gary L. Edmondson, aOn of M~. and Mrs. Marvin Edmondson of Rt. I, Florala, Ala., is a member of a unit nem~ as the U.'S. Air Force's *~rror=free', squadron of the Sa]:awant,Edmondson is a sup. !Jtly ~eciellst with the 4SJlst t~.~lu~tron at HomNtud ,kFB, Fla. 'me unit is a part the T~tical Air Command (TAC)e which provides combat units for air support of U. S. ground forces. /~is squadron received both the TAC and USAF "Zero De. fe~te Program Achievement" awards for 1969. Zero Defects the Air-Force program which recognizes efficient and error- free work. The unit was cited for its supply effectiveness, inventory accuracy and on-bese delivery time of priority items by meet- ing or exceeding all established goals. Sergeant Edmondson, a 1966 graduate of Florala High School, ...... attended Jefferson Davis J~nior College, Brewton, Ala. His wife, Betty, is the daughter of Mrs. Treva Peoples of Florala. LT. GOVERNOR ELECT JERE BEASLEY was guest speaker at the recent quarterly meeting of the South Alabama Power Distributors Association at Brundiclge. Charles Lowman, Man- ager of Alabama Electric Cooperative, Andalusia, Alabama at- tended the meeting. John Hill, Manager of Covington Electric Cooperative, Andalusia, Alabama was elected vice-president of the SAPDA. Tommy Strother assumes Presidency of the South Ala- bama Power Distributors As- sociation (SAPDA). At the quar- terly meeting of the SAPDA, Tommy Strother, Director of Peoples Electric, Brundidge was named as President to suc- ceed Willie Layton, Manager of Pioneer Electric Cooper- ative, Greenville, Alabama. SGT. SUGGS REENLISTS IN U.S. AIR FORCE Sergeant Richard' L. Suggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Snggs of 711 N. Ninth St., Flo- rala, Ala., has re-enlisted in the U. S. Air Force a/ter being A$$U rues seated for to the Alabama legislature. If elected Lt. GovernorlnNovem- ber, it is Beasley's intention to organize the leglslature to serve the consumers - all the people of Alabama- better. Made up of consumer-owned rural electrics and municipal electric systems, the SAPDA now has as a major project the pooling of resources during Sergeant Suggs, an air traf- fic controller, was approved for re-enlistment by a board w~ich considered his character and job performance. He is as- signed to a unlt of the Air Force Communications Service which provides global com- munications and air traffic con- trol for the USAF. The sergeant is a 1967 graduate of Florala High School. His wife, Glenda, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dunn of 1510 W. Ninth Ave., Florala. . WINFIELD Layton is leaving to work with the Rural Electric Administra- tion in Georgia. After the welcome by Mayer Robert Barr to Brundtdge and the,~ndldge Country Club, Tommy'Strother introduced ~e guest speaker, Lt. Governor- Elect ~re Beasley. Jere Beesley said he appre- elated the opportunity to speak to a group like the SAPDA who work together on common problems with the basic objec- tive of serving their containers better. Boasley compared the SAPDA disasters. In event of a natu- ral disaster, such as acyclone, there will be a free exchange of labor and materials to re.. store electricity to Um dlsastw area, DEWAYNE CH AtlBLEE HONORED Mrs. Chester Hattaway was hostess at a surprise birth= day party honoring Dewayne Chamblee of LockharL A host of friends and relative8 enjoyed birthday cake~ colasp and various other refreshments at the party. - PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. Grady Hamil- ton of Flora~a, RFD 1, have returm~ home after taking a JACK WINFIELD BERINS CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS SEAT Jack Winfield, Democratic Nominee for Congress from the Second Congressional Dis- trict, today announced that he is taking a voluntary leave of absence without pay from his duties as Executive Secretary of the State Sovereignty CommiSsion in order to cam- paign for election to Confess. In annonneing his leave of absence, Winfield, who de- scribes himself as a conser- vative Alabama Democrat, said 'q will conduct an agresstye camlralgn in response to the is- sues sad the problems faced daily by Second Districtvoters. And I take this leave-without= pay because my conscience will not let me campaign while draw- ing a salary at the expense of the state's taxpayers," *~Vly campaign will be based on Bill Dickinson's record of absenteeism, world-wide Jet. set travel and complete indif- ference to our peoples' pro- blems,,, Winfield said. 'q will raise issues during the next few weeks to show that Bill Dick- inson has represented the vested interest of the Re- publican Party rather than the overwhelming majority of onr people", he added. Winfield continued, 'q am deeply concerned over the many serious problems facing our State and Nation. Problems created by inflation, high taxes, the disruption of our schools and the war in Vietnam demand that our Congressman be in Washington rather than jetting at taxpayers expense to Paris, Hong Kong, Tahiti, and other tourist attractions around the world." "Bill Dickinson has been strangely silent concerning the massive disruption of public education taking place right now, and brought about by the Republlcation administration", Winfield continued, adding, 'q will always place the tnterest of my people first, and tl-,~ in- terest of my political party last." "The people must come first. You don't have to travel far in this district to learn, for example, how concerned people are over inflation", Winfield said. He added, "Prices are rising faster than wages, and the wage earner or senior cit- izen on a fixed income is tak- ing a real beating. This is a major concern to me. Congress must act to stop inflation, or the ~ savtng8 of our citizens will be worthless. From now till election, I will be traveling through~t the district disons- sight seeing trip in Tennessee, , sing with as many as possible North Carollmb fl~'e~gh the these and other critical issues Great Smoky Mountains, via- and problems." Ring the Cherokee Indian Vii- Wlnfleld has lived in Mout= lnge, and other places of lnte- gomery since 19~1. He is mar- rest. Going on into South Car- riod to the former Eloise Pea.. olina they visited their son and cock, who was employed in the his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Office of the Governor during D. Hamilton, who are stationed the adminlstrations of Gov- at Myrtle Beach. ernors George Wallace and jsears[ This TOUC Blender in Whit b Unsafe -III II Only Model 663.82235 in white, sold d~lce last Decemb~, 1969, is attted. Chet~ Mo~d Numb~ imprinted on i~bel under blender. In order to prevent fn~uw to any user we are request. in~ the return of all blenders with this model number. This blender was sold primarily through the Sears 1970 Sprin~-Summer ~talo~. It also was sold through mine Sears n~tail stores. THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH ANY OTHER COLOR OR MODEL SEARS BLENDER. We are not certain that any of tho~m sold am unsafe. But an hmpection of factory inventory found a small number of these blenders ~ ,hopmp,, erly assembled, cresting a potentially dan~el~ti8 shock hazard under certain conditlo~s. If you have this model blender, ple~m return it immediately to the nearest Seam store or ~talog facility for ~e or l~flmd. [ Sea s { FLORALA, ALABAMA Sears, Roebuck and Co. Larleen Wallace. Prior to his appointment as Execu- tive Secretary of the State Sov- ereiguty Commissio~ in March, 1969, Winfield was empteyed as a communications consultant with an electronic equipment contractor. Winfleld attended the pablic schools of Anniston, Alabama and the University of Alabama where he majored in Public Administration. In 1956 he was elected to membership on the State Dem- ocratic Executive Committee and at that time was the young- est member ever to be elected to the Committee. Last spring, Winfield re- ceived the Democratic nomina- tion for Congress without pri- mary opposition after his oppo- nent withdrew from the race. Winfield was not required to take a leave of absence as his is an appointed position rather than a merit system job. The Sovereignty Commission was created by the legtsla~re during the administration of Governor George Wallace. The Executive Secretary is ap- pointed by the Commission members. KYSERS VACATION IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA Mr; and Mrs, David V. Ky- ser (Mary Frances Smith)are vacationing in Columbus, Geor- gia. TheY were married Sep- tember 5 in Andalusia. The couple plan to make their home in Paxton. / BROOKS HOST TO WOOD AVENUE FLOWER CLUB MEETING The Wood Avenue Flower Club met Thursday, August 2C at 6:30 p.m. at Mr. and Mrs. Grady Brooks fish pond for the regular monthly meeting. Roy Ezell, president, pre- sided. After a short business session, the meeting adjournec followed by a dellciousfish din. ner with all the trimmings served at the pond. Members attending included Mr. and Mrs. ROyce Cox, Mrs. Neal Cox, Mr. and Mrs. ROy Ezell, Mrs. Katie V. Kendrick, Mrs. Rosa Hendrix, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Cook, Mrs. Mary Whitehurst, Mrs. Bud Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. Grady Brooks. Guests were Kenneth Ezell, Ronnie Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodham, Sue Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Plant and Mr. Wilber McNeill. Following dinner, the group celebrated Royce Cox's birth- day with a cake walk around the pond. Ice cream and cake was enjoyed by all. The next meeting will be in the home of Mrs. Neat Cox on September 17, 6:30 p..m. Sep- tember being the month for the election of new officers, all members are urged to attend. COOK GUEST SPEAKER AT VARIOUS CLUBS Covington County District At- torney Allen Edward Cook has been busy as a guest speaker for several clubs and organiza- tions in Covington County. In Andalusia on August 25 Cook addressed the meeting of the Business and Professional Women of Andalusia on the sub- ject of crime and law enforce- ment giving a report on progress made in Covington County in this area in recent years. In F1orala on August 26 he addressed the weekly meeting of the Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club on the same subject dis- trlbuting the results of a ten- year critical study of court cases, convictions, imprison- ments, paroles and probations which his office has compiled in a comparative study which took more than a year to com- plete. The purpose of thls study is to see ff Covington County is doing all that can be done in the field. In Opp on September 8 he addressed the Opp Jaycettes and their husbands discussing the problem of drug abuse and giving information on what drugs are actually involved in drug abuse. He also talked generally on crime and law en- forcement to that group. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEET IN ENTERPRISE A meeting of Southeast Alabama law enforcement per- sonnel was held at Bayley's Restaurant in Enterprise on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 19~0. In attendance from Covington County were Mayor Pro-Tern Roy Jeffcoat of Opp, Chief of Police Jerry Johnson of Opp, Chief of Police Farrel Newby of Andalusia and District Attorney Allen Edward Cook of Andalusia. The meeting was hosted by the Enterprise Junior College and was for the purpose of in- troducing area law enforcement personel to the new police science curriculum at that col- lege. Also on hand for the meet- lng was Mr. John Lill, formerly of the F. B. I, who will head up this curriculum at the col- I~ and who has also been employed by District VII of the Alabama Law Enforcement As- sistance Administration, the ageacy of the State of Alabama which disburses Federal crime-fighting funds. District VII covers most of Southeast Alabama including Covington County. Both College president B. A. Forrester and Mr. Lilt pledged full-time efforts toward devel- oping a training program for all law enforcement officers at minimum expense to the offi- cer or the department heworks for. District Attorney Cook stated that he felt that this program of training for law officers was long overdue and was going to be a major break-through tn the fight against crime presently going on in America. The meeting was attended by about fifty persons. PERSONALS - . Miss Diana Robbins, daughter of Sgt. Major and Mrs. Wins- ton Robbins, recently returned to Florala after a two year stay in Tokyo, Japan. Sgt. Ma- jor and Mrs. Robins will con- tinue to reside in Japan until , next spring. While in Japan, Miss Robblns visited Expo '70, Kyoto, Osaka, and many other places of interest. A junior at Flol~ala High, Miss Robbins will spend the school year with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Robbins. So, if cations, recruiting 213 Dunson Our phone nun~ And, don't your tools you with CAMEL Thought I column by Army experin Back in of War 75 camels to idea being the SFC JOHNNIE M. BLALOCK - U.S. ARM' RECRUITEE the humped _, men and EISENHOWER HONORED. If you're going to be in the Wash- ington area in the near future, you might want to include on your agenda a trip to the Pen- tagon and a visit to the build- ing's newly-dedicated Eisen- hewer Corridor. It is located on the third floor, near the of- fice of Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird. Visitors will find an excellent oil painting of the late President and General of the Army, excerpts from two of his speeches and artwork sketching the era of his service to the country. THIS WEEK'S QUESTION. Young men often ask us this one: I had high school ROTC. Do I receive any special consider- alien when I Join the Army? Our answer is yes. If you have had high school ROTC, or two years of college ROTC, you will go into the Army as a Private-2. You'll be mak- ing more money than the other men in basic, and, since you'll outrank them and have more military experience, you'll be in a good position for more rapid promotions. gram are given eight weeks of training in their specialty. Then, on the recommendation of their commanding officer, the: can be promoted to pay-gra& E4, giving them $231.60 pe~ month. deserts to UnfortunatelY, ment came to a it was the camel's a herd of peding panic. WOMEN OF NEED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS. Calling all con- struction and building trades workers[ The Army needsyou. We have an urgent need for men who are already trained in both fields, and we're willing to pay premium wages. To qualify, a young man should be earning or have earned his livelihood in con- strnction or the building trades within the past two years. Following the mandatory eight weeks basic training, those volunteering for thispro- We call it Vega. We also caU it "the little car that does everything we]]." Because it does. Everything? Everything. Vega moves well, stops well, steers well, rides well, handles well, responds well, passes well, travels well, parks well, wears well, and is priced well under what you'd expect to pay for such a talented little car. In our highway tests, Vega has been getting gas mileage in the neighborhood of the little imports, which isn't a bad neighborhood. Yet unlike your average little car, ours steps right out when you step on the gas. The engine is a specially designed overhead cam four with a lightweight aluminum alloy block. It turns slowly and quietly at turnpike speeds, with power to spare. Disc brakes are standard in the front. So ale bucket seats, except on the truck. How we doing so far? N mbe The wheelbase is 97 inches. Total length is just under 170 inches, or nearly four feet shorter than a full-size Chevrolet. Height of the coupe /~ inches, nine inches lower leading import. Width: a nice stable Weight: 2, 190 Ibs. for Engine displacement: inches. Fuel economy: the standard engine and in our highway tests. _a Horsepower: 90. You.Ca,~ 110. (80 and g3 hp, SAN N,J;~. Seating capacity: 4aa~-. O What it all adds up to is little car. Wtme ears and a truck- Vega turned out so couldn't turn out just one. So we're turning sporty little hatchback open and closed in the below; the sedan, on Kammback wagon, on little panel truck, in the Oh, and a special the coupe and wagon w show you later on. All 6,300 handling Vega, so you to go very far to see Chevy's new little business. Look into it.