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[©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPI~ODUQTION, DISSEMINATION{, STOI~AGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. IgAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST ESTABLISHED IN 1900 YEAR NUMBER 27 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY LOCATION OF 103 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1973 IOc PERS SINGLE COPY ii TOM WlNDI'IAM APPOINTED TO COUNCIL SEAT ~r~ In action Monday night, Flo- rala City Council filled the va- cancy on the City Council with the appointment of Tom Wind- ham, filling the unexpired term of Harold Young• Windham is owner of Wind- ham Watch Repair in Florala. In other action, the situation involving pool rooms in Florala, was brought before the council's attention. Darwin Tucker, owner of the Florala Recreation Parlor sta- ted that he no longer sold alco- holic beverages and would like for minors to be able topatro- nize his establishment. The council agreed to this, providing written permission from parent or guardian was filed at the Florala Police De- partment and in such billard rooms in Florala. Minors must be accompanied by parents or guardian when application for permission is granted at the po- lice station. Mayor Evans gave the Re- corder Court report for the month of August with $3,306.85 received in fines. Fire Depart- ment report showed two drills and one fire for the month of August, making a total expense of $95.00. Monthly bills in the amount of $6,043.39 were presented and approved for payment by council. This amount includes payment of $I000.00 on Crawler , ,used in land fill operation. Lou Pelham was appointed to the Recreation Board to fill the unexpired term of Mrs. Nell Yarborough. In other action, Mayor Evans presented problems involving the police department, and council's relation to the pro- blem. Chief Todd gave the po- lice report and presented a re- quest for investigation by a member of the council. In his report, Todd pointed out problems facing police in law enforcement. Mayor Evans polled council and informed Chief Todd and other members of the police department that council wanted any and all citi- zens treated the same. Mayor Evans appointed Coun- cilwomen Mickler and Hutchin- son to investigate the possible use of the old armory hall for recreational purposes with someone employed by the city to oversee such a program. Councilwoman Mickler pre- sented to council a request for Christmas cards for city which was approved. Also discussed was printing of License Sche- dule in The Florala News and cost of printing. The next regular meeting of City Council will be held Sep- tember 24, 1973 at the Educa- tional Building of the Florala City School. Company's winning salesman, Horace Kelley, takes first place in Chevrolet "DRIVE A WINNER" campaign. numerous other salesmen in dealerships across the county, Kelle~, surpassed them May, June and July. elley will soon depart for an all expense paid vacation to the Bahamas. Winning hevrolet is nothing new at McDaniel Motor Company, but this is Kelley's first Campaign of such magnitude. and Bonnie Kelley to a fun filled holiday vacation to Freeport, Grand Bahama ,TOwn Council met t Tuesday night of certifying the General in motion the taunt- session, sche- Monday following the general election in order to combine the two meetings. The day's balloting for the election of a Mayor and two councilmen drew as many write-ins for the positions as candidates qualifing for the posts. Long-time Councilman L. R. Staggers outpoled four write- ii¸ i i i/¸ f i :!ii of Mr. Vanghan as he pointed with pride equipment at Wing Exchange. ghan passed even- Years his acti- limited some- heart disor- his sudden the son of the han was a life long He loved in town's pro- ~e 'ears. 'He p ca- school, and all the the Florala ins to win the Mayor's post with 37 votes. Write-ins were Councilman F. W. "Buddy" Ad- ams, 6 votes; Gladys Adams, I; Sherman Johnson, l, and Jack Bilge, I vote. In council bal- loting for the three vacant seats were Incumbent Fletcher W. "Buddy" Adams, 40 votes, for- mer councilman, Frank Mc- Intosh, 35 votes andnew-comer Jimmy Hartzog, 18 votes. Write-ins, all receiving one vote each were Jack Birge, Ralph Adams and Janie Hatta- way. Fifty Three (53) of the 144 registered voters went to the polls. The Mayor's term is for one year and councilmen, 2 years. Council reported tentative approval by The Farmers Home Administration of a feasability survey conducted by The Peaden Engineering firm of Crestview of a proposed 12 mile expan- sion of the municipal water sys- tem. When finalized, this will add approximately 150 water customers to the billing. Councilman-Water Commis- sioner Ed Davis said the first step would be for those resid- ing in the proposed areas to sign a "water users agreement", as required by the FHA. These forms are available at the Clerk's office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. til 5 p.m. Davis pointed out that the FHA required a $20 deposit at the time of sign-up, returnable if the project isn't approved, also a $10 water deposit would be required when the project gets underway. Proposed water expansion includes areas south on Highway 331 to the home of H. C. Rus- sell; North on the Lakewood road to the McDaniel property; West on Highway 180 from the Flowersville road to Highway 85 at Harrison's curve; north on Highway 85 through the Clear Springs community to the State line, and also on dirt road in the Mark Jones' home area, and south side of Lake Jackson. Another area under consider- ation, according to Davis, in- cludes south on highway 85 from Harrison's curve to the Oka- loosa-Walton county line. An additional well, to serve the increased service, is also included in the plans. Davis said the cost for the proposed project couldn't be determined until the total number of "water user agree- ments" had been secured. Council will then submit an ap- plication for the funds through the FHA. Council set a meeting next Monday night, September 17th, 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall for the benefit of all those residing in the proposed areas to have their questions answered in connection with the ~roposed water services. in 1903. was a charter st In- Associa- that his older |, now holds. industry is ~s, John who the Florala and Donald now with In- ternational Telephone and Tele- graph in Corinth, Mississippi. Funeral services for Mr. Vaughan were held on Sunday afternoon in the Florala Presbyterian Church were he has served as an Elder. Reverend Luther Eyer Kra- mer III, of Huntsville conducted the service. Mrs. Lewis El- land, organist, played softly be- loved hymns of praise. Interment followed in Green- wood Cemetery. The plant em- ployes of the Florala Telephone Company were active pall- bearers. Honorary pallbear- ers were officers of the church and men of the Telphone In- dustry. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Vaughan of Flo- rala; one daughter, Mrs. Lu- ther Kramer, of Huntsville, Alabama; two sons, John Hayes Vaughan of Florala and Donald Lloyd Vaughan of Corinth, Mis- sissippi; four grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Nora L. Law- rence; sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Shiver and Mrs. Wallace Kin- saul. On hand for that meeting will be Max Baker of the DeFuniak Springs F~mers Home Ad- ministration office and a repre- sentative of the Peaden Engin- eering Company of Crestview. RECORD NOW STANDS AT 2 VICTORIES, NO LOSSES BY: CRAIG HARRISON Florala again Friday night showed they are not a team to be taken lightly as they humbled the Opp Bobcats for the second straight year and gained their second victory against no de- feats this season. The defense, which has not been scored on now for 16 straight quarters going back to the win over Wicksburg last year, proved to be the big dif- ference as it continually rose up to make the big plays against Opp. This group of young players is really catching people's eyes, and every one of them deserves the praise they are beginning to receive. They are establishing Florala a step on the top of the ladder in Alabama High School foot- ball; a vantage point wehave not enjoyed for a long time. The enthusiasm and spirit is the difference between this year's and last year's squads and the years' before. This year's team really be- lieves in itself and for what it lacks in size it makes up for in spirit. They are really something to see so we'd like to urge all Wildcat fans to come see these 'Cats play in their future games this year. The game started out Friday night at 7:30 with Captains Jerome Woodham and Alford Whittaker winning the toss and electing to receive. Florala Peceiv~ kickoff and ha~ a first and ten on their own 30. They pick up one first down and then are forced to punt to Opp as two passes fall incomplete. Bo Caraway sails a 45 yard punt to Opp who puts the ball in play on its own 24. After Opp makes one Ist down on the ground, they decide to go to the air which turned out to be a mistake as Tim Cawthon, playing at Linebacker, picks off a Bobcat pass at the Opp 44. But, as luck would have it, Florala fumbles right back to Opp the next play. Both teams then exchange punts and Opp has.a first down on Florala's 45. The last play of the first quarter sees Opp picking up another first on the 'Cat 28 yardline. THE FLORALA-LOCKHART ROTARY CLUB at their regular dinner meeting on Wednesday welcomed Interact Club members back for the coming school year- Enjoying the meeting were Interact members Buck Moore, left, and Mike Welch. Club President Jerry Evans discussed plans for the upcoming visit of the District Governor. James O. Yeaman Named Executive Vice President • . . YEAMAN Yeaman is married to the former Carole Couniff of Bir- mingham and they have two children. James O. Yeaman has been named executive vice presi- dent of the Automotive Whole- salers Association of Alabama, according to an announcement by Ed Marblestone, AWAA Pre- sident, Dothan. Yeaman began his duties on September 1. He succeeds the late John W. Rooney, who served as AWAA executive vice president from 1956 until his death in July of this year. Yeaman is a native of Flo- rala and attended the public schools in Florala. He holds the B. A. degree from Auburn University, where he was active in the affairs of student gover- nment and his social fraternity. The Automotive Whole- salers' Association of Alabama represents some 160 whole- salers of automotive parts. It was organized in 1937 and is the oldest organization of its type in the United States. As the second quarter be- gins, a Bobcat back burst off tackle for a big gainer, all the way down to Florala's 7. Opp gets no closer though, as that Wildcat defense stiffens. So on fourth down, Opp tries for a field goal which sails wide to the .right, leaving the score 0-0. Florala takes over on its own 20 and quickly, Melvin Matthew's steamroller running picks up two first downs out of Florala's 49. The drive stalls out though and Florala is forced to punt. Opp then is really pushed back by a savage Wildcat surge and on 4tb and Z4 at their own 4 punts back to Jeffrey Owens who makes a fine 14 yard re- turn all the way down to Opp's 19 yardline. It takes only two plays for Florala to put the first points on the board as Quar- terback Caraway breaks three tackles and takes it into the end zone after a fabulous 9 yard run. Joe Ed Rasberry drills the extra point and Florala takes a 7-0 lead into the locker room as the first half ends. The second half begins with Florala kicking off to Opp who returns the kick to their own 43. Neither team is able to move against the other's defense and exchange punts. Opp has a Ist and ten on its own 37 and is penalized 15 yards for clipping, mailing it 1st and 25 at the 22. Opp's quarterback fades back and Melvin Matthews, putting on a strong rush from his line back- er spot, deflects the pass into team mate James Caldwell's arms, who with an escort from about six other Wildcats, runs it in for Florala's second touch- down, making the score Flo- rala 13 - Opp0. The extra point fell short following a five yard penalty. Florala again kicks off to Opp who has the ball 1st and 10 on their own 36. Opp sustains a drive that takes them all the way down to Florala's 6, outwo pass completions and one long run. As before though, the terrific Wildcat defense rose up and stopped the Bobcats for four straight plays, and took over on downs as the third quarter ended. As the fourth quarter begins, Florala cannot make a first down and is forced to go into punt formation. Opp's only points came on the next play as the snap went over Cara- way's head and into the end zone, giving the Bobcats a safety, making the score 13-2. Caraway punts 55 yards to Opp who has a first down on their own 40. They make three first downs which carry them to Florala's 17, but are stopped on fourth down, short of a first. Florala takes over on the 9. Caraway picks up a first down on the 20 and Matthews follows with another first on the 35 yardline. On the very next play, Caraway takes off on and end around and keeps on going all the way down to the Opp Burglary At Standard Oil Company A. M. McNeill notified the Florala Police Department early Monday morning that someone had climbed the fence surround Standard Oil Company property and stolen a num- ber of items. The cables to the battery of one of the trucks had been cut and the battery stolen, gas re- moved from the truck, and a number of 55 gallon drums were taken. The lock and chain se- curing the hood of the truck was cut to gain access to the battery. An investigation is being con- ducted by the Florala Police De- partment. $93,760 GRANT APPROVED FOR COUNTY SCHOOLS J. Murray King, Superinten- dent of Education, Covington County Schools, has announced that a grant of $93,760 has been approved by the State De- partment.of Education for Cov- ington County Schools. This grant was awarded under Title I of Public Law 89-10 for the special educational needs of educationally deprived chil- dren. Activities funded will include remedial reading for grades one through nine at W. S. Har- lan, Florala, Blue Springs, Fleeta, Straughn, Red Level, and Pleasant Home Schools. There will be one class for the educationally handicapped at W. S. Harlan School. Robert Moseley will serve as director of the project and Mrs. Linda Maio will be the activities secretary. mm three! A 62 yard runl On the next play, Whittaker takes it in standing up for the touch down and Florala has its last score which makes it Florala 19 - Opp ~. Florala kicks to Opp who fails to make any headway and the game ended with Florala fans counting off the final seconds. Florala takes victory number two against the Bobcats. Defense was the word in this victory as many individuals turned in big performances, but overall it was a team victory for the 'Cats. Everyone who played contributed all they had and that was the difference. The 'Cats next opponent is the Flomaton Hurricanes, in Flomaton, and we'd like to again urge everyone to go. Kickoff will be at 7:30. Sup- port the 'Cats in everyway. They deserve it. ALFORD WHITTAKER RUNS OPP'S END. WOODHAM BLOCKS OWENS RETURNS OPP PUNT TO SET UP 1ST TOUCHDOWN MELVIN MATTHEW$ MAKES TACKLE IN OPP BACKFIELD BO CARAWAY GOES IIOYARDS TO THE OPP 4YD LINE PICTURES BY PHILLIP HOWELl.