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_TOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. BJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. - ESTABLISHED IN 1900- ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 100 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS yEAR NUMBER 29 FLORALA, ALABAMA, COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1970 SUBSCRIPTIONS - $4.00 IN COUNTY, $5.00 ELSEWHERE, PLUS STATE SALES TAX ! Wildcats Lose To Geneva 38-0 GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION at MacArthur State Technical Institute, Opp, elected officers for the coming year In a campus-wide election. Elected right) Diane Brown, treasurer, Opp; Ellen Cassady, reporter, Andalusia; John Lockhart; Delatha Christian, president, Brantley; and Susan Russell, Each department also elected one person to represent them in student affairs. These people lead the student body in its activities throughout the year assembly program each month, often using student talent. Comp Annual have been corn- eighth annual Coy- Fair, sponsored Club of An- WIN be under way Grounds near the on U.S. West, from Sep- October 3. With outstanding special events, plus an enlarged complement of commercial, livestock, arts and crafts, and school and club exhibits, Ki- wanians are predicting the "biggest and best" Fair ever. Exhibits and displays will be housed in two modernbuildings, . TAYLOR FAMILY Association Plans Service For New Pastor Ministerial As- a special for the new rat Assembly of Ray- evening, o'clock. Taylor, his former Lawana son, Charles, and ll-year- moved Carrabelle, he was pastor in Taylor has istry for 8 years at the early All churches whose pastor is a member of the MInisterial Association will not hold regn. lax services Sunday evening in order that their congregation may attend the special services at First Assembly and meet and welcome the Taylor family to Florala. These combIned services have proved to be most suc- cessful and heartwarming. Yon have a cordial invitation to attend. Presbyterians RAY SERVICES Y Ray, age 94, for over away in a Opp Monday night, 1970. She was First Pres.. of Floraia. 2 ~lsters, Miss and Mrs. of Florala. were held 2 p.m. from the Home Chapel Fred White of- with Home directing. To Have Guest Speakers Mr. John W. Moon, Secre- tart of the Retirem~mt Depart- ment, Alabama State Baptist Convention, Montgomery, win preach at the morning wor- ship service at the First Pros- byterian Church on September 27. Rev. Thomas Kay, Executive Secretary of the East Alabama Presbytery, Montgomery, wlll preach at the morning service on October 4, at which time a Communion Service will be conducted by him. Moon will ];~mch again at'the morning service on OCtober 18. containing some 15,000 square feet of floor space, with live- stock exhibits located In the near-by Coliseum building. The gala mid-way will feature the enlarged Lamkin Shows, with'a large complement of ex- citing rides. The annual "Miss CovingtOn County Fair" contest will be held Tuesday evening, SUP- tember 29, with young la- dies from Covington Countybe- tween the ages of 17 and 22 competing for a $200.00 scho- larship award, and the right to compete for the "gdiss Alabama Fairs" title next January. The runner-up will receive a $100.00 scholarship. A ',Search For Talent" con- test wllrbe conducted each eve- ning except Tuesday, with each winner receiving a$20.00prize. The week-day winners willthen compote on Saturday evening for the grand prize of $75.00. "School Day*' will be ob- served on Tuesday, September 29, when students will be ad- mitted free to the Fair Grounds between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Special prices will be In effect for rides during the same hours. On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, gates will be open from 5:00 tol0:00p.m., and on the final day, Saturday, the gates will open at 2:00 p.m. Proceeds realized from the Fair will be utilized by An- dalusia Kiwanians to fund their scholarship program to assist deserving students in attending the Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College in Andalusia, as well as carrying out other chari- table projects. REGISTRAR S IN FLORALA SATURDAY TO REIDENIFY VOTERS The Covington County Board of Registrars will be in ses- sion in Florala at City Hall on Saturdays, September 12, 19 and 26, 8 until 12 o'clock, to reldentify local electors as qualified voters in Covington County. The registrars are in the process of purging the voters list of registered electors and that all names of deceased or non-residents of the connty,or who have otherwise become dis-, qualified from voting shall be removed from such lists. This law was passed in reg- ular session of the Alabama Legislature in 1959. It was introduced by Representative Jo Fletcher Jones. This law requires the reidentification of voters again in 1970 and each 10 years thereafter. WESTSIDE BAPTIST PLAN MONTHLY SING The Westzide Baptist Church will hold the regular monthly sing, Friday night, September 25, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Lovers of goodgospel singing are invited to attend. BY TERRY PEOPLES - FHS SPORTS REPORTER - A sputtering Florala offense and a highly spirited Gen- eva team accounted for a Flo- rala defeat Friday night. This is their third loss in as many games. F1orala's offense after clicking well against a tough Opp defense was all but dead. The Cats* offense tallied only 114 total yards and six first first downs. A Florala drive never entered Geneva's thirty- five yard line. After Geneva missed a field goal from Florala's twenty the Wildcats put on their best show of the night. Running by An- derson and Huckabaa picked up two quick first downs. But, at the Floraia 49 Genevaplcked up Gary Anderson's fumble and took charge of the game. It took Geneva signal-railer, Don Crutchfield, three plays to put six on the board. The last 34 yards came easy as he tossed a beautiful spiral over the head of Mike Lassiter who had slipped down on the play. The converslonfalled and Geneva led 6-0. Greg Ross added two more touchdowns for Geneva be- fore the half. The first was a fine twenty-two yard run through the Florala line andthe last was a long 66 yard scamper with a punt Both extra points failed and it was 18-0. The last two quarters were no better for Florala, but the Pan- thers added thirteen more points to the scoreboard. Charles Flemings was respon- sible for twelve of those when he scored two touchdowns from one and three yards out. Ricky Beck added an extra point and the fInal score was Geneva 31 - Florala 0. Flora/a did have one shiny point and that was a defensive end, Dale Franklin. He seemed to be everywhere as he wa~ in on fourteen tackles. Frank- ILl took the position during the second half of the Opp ball- game and has been tough at this position ever since. Willie Ray Huckaban and Jim- my Brooks tied for second place honors with beth being in on eight tackles. Huckabaa was also the top ground gainer with 46 yards in fourteen attempts. The Wildcats next ballgame will be Friday, October 2, with Baker at Baker. HENRY C. HOLLAND Henry C. Holland, age 69, passed away Sunday, September 20, 1970 in a Fort Rucker Army hospital at Fort Rocker, Ala- bama, following a lingering ill-" ness. He was a resident of Lockhart for the past 20 years and had retired from mil- itary service in 1946. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Alma Holland of Lockhart; a son, David Holland of Lock- hart; a daughter, Mrs. Her- wanna Jaster of Houston, Texas; 2 brothers, Luke Holland of Blonnstown, Florida, and Jeff Holland of Lockhart; 4 sisters, Mrs. Willie Peters of Newton, Alabama, Mrs. Beatrice Dar- bIn of Daleville, Alabama, Mrs. Mary Burkett of Samson, and Mrs. Kate Miller of Mobile; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning from Evans Funeral Home Cha- pel with a Chaplan of Fort Rucker officiating. Burial was in the Florala Greenwood Me- morial Cemetery~ with full mil- itarT graveside services. Evans Funeral Home directed. MRS. NANCY ALFORD Mrs. Nancy Alford, age 80, a resident of Route 2, Laurel HILl, Florida, passed away In a Panama City nursing home, Monday, September 21, 1970. She was a member of the Lime- stone Baptist Church and a native of Walton County, Flor- ida. Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Josephine King of Route 2, Laurel HiLl, and Mrs. Thel- ma Cornel/us of Ithaca, New York; 6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will beheld Thursday at l0 a.m. from the Limestone Baptist Church with Reverend ILL. MeDaniel of- flciaUng. Burial will be in the Limestone Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. Concerned friends for the family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Tucker whose 12-year-old daughter, Sandra, is suffering from encephalitis, have set up a fund at The Bank of Florala - The Sandra Tucker Fund. San- dra has been in the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola one month today (Wednesday). She has been unconscious or semi- conscious during most of this time. She opens her eyes occasionally ~but does not re.. spend nor is She able to speak. Encephalitis is an Inflama- tlon of thebrain espociallywhen caused by infectious agents or their toxins. A virus invades the brain causing lnflamatory and degenerative lesions com- monly accompanied by apathy, muscular weekness, and abnor- mal drowsiness passing in- to more or less profound som- nolence (Inclination to sleep). The disease is more commonly known as Sleeping Sickness and is prevalent In much of trop- ical Africa. Those who would like to give monetary offerings to the fam- ily in Paxton may leave it with L. R. Staggers at Staggers Gro- cery or in Florata make your checks payable to the Sandra Tucker Fund % The Bank of Florela. Sandra would have been a 7th grade student at Paxton this year. She has two sisters, Patsy, a student at Pensacola Junior College, and Debra, a 10th grade student at Paxton. . . "1 WANTA PLAY FOOTBALL" COOK TELLS LIONS OF ENFORCEMENT IN DISTRICT Covington County District At- torney ALlen Edward Cook ad- dressed the Lions Club of Flo- rala on Tuesday, September 22~ 1970. The topic of Cook*s talk was "Law Enforcement in Cov- ington County." Cook gave details of a report compiled by his office covering criminal prosecutions, convic- tions, probations, paroles, etc., for the 1960-1970 period. He pointed out significant In- creases in numbers of prose- cutions and convictions and sig- nificant decreases in crime rates for CovIngton County for the past four years--- rever- sing the trend of the first six years of the decade. He stated that he felt that these trends would continue now that the Criminal Division of the Cir- cuit Court was abreast of its criminal docket and now that a much larger percentage ofpor- sons who commit crimes are caught and brought to justice and convicted. Cook stated that this country was a cross-roads In her his- tory and the courts must now exercise the power vested In them under the Constitutions and laws if law and order are to prevail. BOYS INTERESTED IN SPORTS MRS. GOLDIE MICKLER DIES WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING ILLNESS Mrs. Goldie Mlckler, age 70, passed away early Wednesday morning, September 23, 1970, in a Florala hospital following a lingering illness. She was a resident of Florala for the past 49 years and a member of the First Baptist Church of Fie. raia. She was a teacher In ONE MIGHT WONDER AT A GLANCE - Now what is Henry Evans planning - to feed the fish to the baby or is he planning Sunday School and a member to feed the baby to the fish... of the WMU of the First Bap- Little Jndy is looking In awe at the monster his father, Henry, fist Church. pulled out of the backside of Beautiful Lake Jackson, Tuesday, Survivors are her husband, using a purple worm. The beautiful bass weighed in at 10 lbs. Troy MlckleryofFlorala;ason, The news photographer nearly missed the fish, making sure Clyde Miclder of Dallas, Texas; the baby was In the picture. daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sybll Mickler of Florala; grand daughter, Mrs. Martha Wright OWJC Registration In Paxton of Fredericksburg, Va.; 2 METHODIST YOUTH TO SPONSOR SIDEWALK SALE The Methodist Youth Fellow- ship is sponsoring a sidewalk bake sale this Saturday, Sep- tember 26, in front of Booth Drug Store. Sale begins at 9:00 a.m. See the Methodist for y(mr week-end bakery needs. There will be a special reg- istration session for courses sponsored by Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, Thursday, Sep- tember 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Pexton High School. Non-credit courses being of. feted are adult basic edu- cation, adult high school, basic clothing cons*~mction, and voca- tional typing. Classes will meet each Tues-. day and Thursday night through grandsons, Michael Mickler of Dallas and Lamar Mickler of Florala; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mar- tha Garrett of Pensacola, Mrs. Catherine Screws of Yazoo City, Miss., 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will beheld Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. from the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Fred White officiating. Burial will be In the Florala Greenwood Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. . PEE WEE BOOSTERS About 200 parents, teachers, and their sons, and interested friends gathered at Florala City School Library Tuesday evening for the organizational meeting of a Pee Wee football team In Florala. There were 56 applicants who handed In their registration cards at the meeting. Prin- cipal ErskIne Ziglar presided at the meeting and was over- whelmed with the crowd. A Steering Committee was appoInted and rules and regu- lations set up. Qualifications are as follows: Boys age 7 to 10, weighing 50 to 90 pounds, first group; Boys II to 13 years of age, weighing from 90 to 120 pounds in the second group; during the season a boy may gain 5 pounds; 3 to 4 hours a week practice with the coaches of individual teams deciding practice time; academic work must be maintained - after the first 6 weeks, one F will put a boy on probation, two F's and he will be OUT. The importance of maintain- ing a high academic standing was stressed by Superintendent zighr. Following several practice sessions, the boys will pre- sent themselves to their pre. spective coaches in a football exhibition at Mathews Stadium after which they will then be drafted by the coaches. State Trooper Hubert Ander- son is given credit for getting the Pee Wee football movement off the ground. Dscem4b~" r 16. . . CHERRY ROTARY GOVERNOR TO VISIT FLORALA CLUB, SEPTEMBER 30 Victor P. Cherry, District Governor of Rotary District 688, will make an official visit to the Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club on September 30. The Rotary International of- ficial will address the club at its regular meeting at 12:15 p.m. He will also meet with club of- ricers and committee chair- men in a special club assembly at ll:00 a.m. to review plans and work of the club and will meet with club president Jerry Mc- Daniel and club secretary Wil= liam Holley, Jr. on admInistra- tive matters, Cherry, a cotton merchant in Opelika, has been a mem- ber of the Opellka Rotary Club since 1946 and is a past pres- ident of his home club. He has also been active iv Rotary district affairs, serving as the Governor's group rep- resentative in 1966 and on sev- eral district committees ix, other years. Cherry, along with more than 300 other Rotary District Gov- ernors over the world, attended. a two-weeks seminar at Lake Placid, New York prior to as- suming his official duties in District 688. He and his Ro- tary Ann, Eleanor, have aL. tended four Rotary International Conventions--Toronto, Canada; Nice, France; Mexico CRy, Mexico; and AUanta, District 688 is made up of $9 Rotary clubs in South Alabams with a membership of ore." t, h