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THEATRE SAMSON, ALLA FIRST MOVIE 7:30 Wed., Thurs., Fri., and SoL rime People Love for weeks! ~PPt. 27-28-29 Sun., Mnn., Tues. PRIS|NT~ BROADWAY'S SMASH MUSICAL NOW THE MOST EXCITING MOVIE IN YEARS! r An intensive rubella (German measles) immunization pro- gram will get under way In Cov- ington County on September 28 according to an announcement by Dr. C. Do McLeod, County Health Officer. Personnel from the state health department will as- sist Covington County public health workers In holding spe- cial school and health depart- ment clinics. The group for the Immunization program is children aged one through eleven years, and In Coving- ton County this group numbers about 5,000. Dr. McLeod cautioned par- ents about contusing the ru- bella Immunization with Im- munizations given for red mea- sles. He emphasized that ru- bella and red measles are two different diseases. The vac- cine for rubella has been available only since June 9 of last year. The county health officer urged parents to take advan- tage of the free immunizations offered children aged one through eleven. Children "- this age group should receive the rubella vaccine even if par- ents believe they have had the disease. Symptoms of rubelLa are similar to several other childhood diseases. Usually a mild disease among children, rubella causes death and crippling defects to unborn babies when the disease is con- tracted by pregnant women. The vaccine should not be adminis- tared to pregnant women, but they may be protected Indirect,. ly by eliminating the disease among children. Children in school will receive the vaccine during school hours with thelrparents' consent. Parents should bring preschool children to a nearby school or health center during clinic hours. The vaccine will be given Tuesday, September 29, at W. S. Harlan School, Lockhart, Ala. from 9:00 to 9.45 a.m. and at F1orala City School, Florala, from I0:00 to 11:00 a.m. "Wives have been manag- i ing the news for years---they never tell you about dented fenders until after you have eaten." FAIR WEEKLY NEWSPAPER REPORT BY SEPTEMBER CONGR ES~ WM. L. DICKINSON Pornography Problem Child Of Citizens Television, Broadway, Holly- wood -- bookstores, newstands and mailboxes are being sub- jected to a flood of filth as never before in the history of our country. Pornography in Am- erica is now a billion-dollar- a-year industry with low over- head and profit margins of up to 10,000 percentl All it takes is a camera and some film, some paper and ink, and adlrty mlnd -- and you're on the road to riches. And the smut ex- plosion isn't just confined to dingy llttle newstalls on the wrong side of town, or sleazy movie houses along skid row. It has overflown into regular movie theatres and the so- called 'qegltimate" stage. Right now, in New York City, one of the most successfulplays running Is a sex-and-nudify spree that unabashedly calls itself "The Dirtiest Show in Town" - and, In New York City, that's quite a claim to make. However, according to news= papers, this show does live up to Its name, running the whole gamut of routine and abnormal acts, In an hours-long orgy on stage. As one shabby, dis- reputable old bum said to another in a recent newspaper cartoon, 'qt sure Is a great time for a dirty old man to be alive." It Is an even greater time for the purveyors of filth who are making a mint dishing out this immoral garbage to the American public --whether It wants It or not. Over two centuries ago, Ben- jamln Franklin asked, *,What can the law do without morals?*' Looking around us today, we see the cornerstones of Amer- ican morality being hacked at and chipped away by the forces of moral and political anarchy. The smut explosion Is a part of these forces -- a dlsfaste- ful subject but one that must be faced. OCTOBER Fairgrounds Hear Coliseum, West, In Andalusia U. Highway Hundreds of Outstanding Exhibits--Commercial, Arts and Crafts, Club and School, and Community Groups - - Housed In Two Modern Fair Buildings. Fine Livestock Exhibits In Coliseum Building. I SPECIAL EVENTS , SEARCH FOR TALENT CONTEST, Each evening (except Tuesday), 7:30 p.m. $20.00 prize to winner each evening. Winners compete in grand final~ Saturday evening for $7~.00 first prize. MISS CQVINGTON COUNTY FAIR CONTEST, Tuesday evening, September 29, 7:30 p.m. $200.00 scholarship award to winner, $I00.00 to runner-up. SCHOOL DAY, Tuesday, September 29. School children admitted FREE, 8:30 a.m., to 8:00 p.m. Reduced prices in effect for rides during these hours. MERCHANTS DAY, Thursday, October I. Reduced prices on rides with Merchants Tickets. I I1 II !; THE ENLARGED LAMKIN SHOWS, WITH AND MODERN RIDES, FEATURED ON THE GIANT MIDWAY Gates Open 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 5:00 p.m. All Other Days IT'S BIGGER . . . IT'S BETTER . IT'S MORE FUN THAN EVER. COME VISIT AND ENJOY YOUR BIG 1970 COVINGTON COUNTY FAIR, SPONSORED BY THE I have introduced strong leg- islation, and I support all leg- islation that Is similarly de- signed to ban smut and por- nographic materials from the mails. A particularly vicious aspect of this racket is that it preys upon inexperienced young people at the very time of their character formation. R Is recognized that pornographic and obscene materials can lead to antl-social behavior among our young people, and contribute to Juvenile de- llnquency. By invading the home, pornography attacks the family bond, subverting the principles of morality that de- cent parents are trying to in- still in their children. R threatens to leave impres- sionable youngsters scarred with a distorted system of values. A Gallup poll shows that 85 percent of the people favor tougher law dealing with obscene matter sent through the malls. This indicates to me that the American people do not and will not acceptthedegraded standards of a corrupt fringe element In this society. The great majority of Americans will indeed feel proud when our sense of decency Is restored to our community life. ALABAMA READY FOR TRAVEL COUNCIL FALL TOUR Alabamians have the red car- pet ready for the arrival next Thursday (Sept. 24)of the guests on the Alabama Travel Coun- ciPs annual Fall Tour, A. J. "Tony" Rane, Eufaula, Pres- Ident, has said. Fall Tour guests from 17 states and the District of Co- lumbia will arrive in Huntsville for a whlrl-wind trip through Alabama that will end along the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, Oct. 4. Most of the State's major travel attractions will be seen by these travel writers and tra- vel counselors during their visit to the Heart of Dixie. In addition to Huntsville, overnight stops are planned in Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Cull= man, Birmingham, Eufaula, Montgomery, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island, and the final night at the Grand Hotel at Point Clear, just across the Bay from Mobile. Alabama Travel Council guests will represent automo- bile clubs, several major oll company travel bureaus, and a limited number of travel writers and travel editors will also be included on the guest list, J. William Graham, Ex- ecutive Director, pointed out. Traveling In a chartered Cap- ital Trallways bus, the group will be accompanied by a spe- cial traffic escort of State Troopers from the Department of Public Safety. Fall Tour guests will be en- tertained by Mrs. Albert Brewer at the Governor's Man- sion while they are in Mont- gomery, and will meet civic leaders in each Alabama area visited. The Fall Tour route will also provide guests with a first-hand look at Alabama's great highway system, excel- lent restaurants, varied travel attractions, as well as an op= portunlty to stay at some of the many finehotels and motels. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. W. IL Peters are cordially invited to attend an open house to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday~ September 27, from 3 until S p.m., at their home on the DeFu- niak Springs highway. Mr. and Mrs. Peters were born and raised in the Florala area. They were married on September 28, 1920 at Chapel Hill. After living In Florida and Mississippi for several years, they returned to Flo- rala in 1936 to make their home. Mr. Peters Is a re- tired rural mail carrier, having served the patrons of Florala Route I for many years. Mrs. Peters is a retired florist. PVT. CHARLES JOWERS UNDERGOES BASIC TRAINING Army Private Charles W. Jowers, Jr. is assigned to Com- pany C, 19th Battalion, Sth Bri- gade, Ft. Knox, Ky. in the Train- ing Center, Armor (USATCA). Pvt. Jowers will spend the next two months learning the fundamental skills of the soldier in todays modern action army- firing live ammunition under simulated combat situations, learnlng protective measures and first-aid for chemical bio- logical and radloglcal attacks, as well as being schooled In the use of modern arms. Interspaced with the constant emphasis on proper physical conditioning, diet. rest and health habits, will be ample opportunity to utilize USATCA's many and varied recreational and religious facilities. Following the completion of Basic Training, Pvt. Jowers, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Jowers, Sr. of RFD 2, Florala, will receive at least an additional eight weeks of either advanced instruction or on-the-Job training to quality him in a specialized military skill. PVT. ANITA WARD COMPLETES CLERICAL COURSE Private Anita E. Ward, daughter of Technical Sergeant (USAF, Rat.) and Mrs. Calvin Ward, Route I, Laurel Hill, completed the clerical proce- dures and typing course Au- gust 20 at the Women's Army Corps School at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. The course Included instruc- tion In routine orders, typing, English grammar, and corres- pondence. Pvt. Ward entered the Wo- men's Army Corps in May, 1970 and completed bastc train- Ing at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. COMMENDATION MEDAL GOES TO TERRY CLARY Private First Class Terry L. Clary, 20, son of Mrs. Bet- ty Clary, Westlawn Heights, Florala, received the Army Commendation Medal August 17 while serving with the 251h Infantry Division near Cu Chl, Vietnam. Pfc. Clary earned the award for meritorious service as a cannoneer In Battery B, 2rid Battalion of the division's 77th Artillery. He entered the Army in July, 1969, completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ca., and was last stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla. BIRTHDAY PARTY HONORS COUPLE Henry McCrainey, age 71, and Mrs. Bessie Henderson, age 81, celebrated their birthdays when Mr. McCrainey's wife, Eva Mac, entertained at theirhome, Sunday, September 20. A delicious birthday dinner was served to the following ~ests: Arlle Henderson, Mar- tha Tucker,. James Tucker, Re. nee 'Packer, Lisa Tucker, Mitchell and Barbara Parker, Jo Ann Reeves, Connie Reeves, Gerald Reeves, Johnnie Per- kins, Alva and Nellie Skinner. Okaloosa County has Just en- joyed a record year of home- building and home improvement through credit services of the Farmers Home Administration, the agency's County Supervisor, Jack Drasko. said today. Mr. Drasko reported that $780,2S0.00 was channeled into Okaloosa County through hous- ing loans for better town and country housing during the fis- cal year ended June 30. Loans the previous year totaled thirty- two for $326,840. Farmers Home, a De- partment of Agriculture agency, supplements all other housing credit available in towns of up to 5,500 population and the rural countryside. Rs services in housing loans the past year included sixty-flve loans total- Ing $780,250.00 for purchase or Improvement of individual fam- Ily homes. The loans provided better housing for an estimated 32~ people in the county. "The record for fiscal 1970 means that our housing service was I03 percent greater the past year," Mr. Drasko said. "This uptrend was directly op- posite to the general national downtrend in housing activity." Mr. Drasko added that the year begun July I appears cer- tain to topple the record set in fiscal 1970. The agency Is geared to virtually double Its housing services again this year, with $1.4 bllllon In au- thority nationally to Insure home loans for families of low and moderate Income. "Key to the program's rapid growth is a new position of equality for rural America in the nation's housing goal," Mr. Brasko said. "Rural areas have half of the nation's bad housing, and they now have half of the nation's housing goal for the 1970's. "We expect the sharpuptrend in rural housing to continue. In the Farmers Home Administra- tion, we fully expect to do our part in bringing rural hous- ing up to modern standards for every family." Mr. Drasko said progress in rural housing has been speeded up through new author- izations put into effect by Farmers Home earlier this year. "We now make loans to rural homesite development organizations, and we work with rural builders to assure that homes they build on a mul- tiple basis will meet quality standards for Farmers Home loan insurance." The county supervisor as- serted that the rural housing program is "one of the main channels pouring private capi- tal into rural community pro- gress.', Farmers Home Ad- ministration insured loans serve families or organizations unable to securehome financing through other sources. Eligibility covers people of low and moderate income, in- cluding senior citizens, in rural towns of not more than 5,$00 people, plus farm and nonfarm residents of the countryside. If a loan cannot be covered by a local lending institution, Far- mers Home advances the loan from a revolving fund, then finds an Investor elsewhere to take over the government-insured loan note. Loans are made in Okaloosa County through the Farmers Home Administration office located In the basement of the Okaloosa County Courthouse. I 'Tve saved the important records." CHOOSIE YOUR DRUGGIST" AS YOU WOULD YOUR DOCTOR 8-2955 ] MONDAY thou SATURDAY - Closed Sundays - Hour~ II.'~) AM Ti1700 PM Emergency Dml 8-4475 C~rnee Sth Ave. & Sth St. FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA I, COY BURGESS, would like to take this oppor- tunity to thank you, the voters of WaRon County, for the support you gave me in the September 8 primary. Your vote gave me a lead of 478 votes over my opponent and a lead in District 4. LET ME TAKE THIS MEANS to encourage you to vote In the September 29 primary. A vote in my behalf will be greatly appreciated. I, Coy Burgess, Pledge to Continue a honest, impartial and con- servative administration of Walton County affiars. , Coy Bur! PD. PaL. ADV. BY WALTON COUNTY FRIENDS OF COY BURGESS Reg. S14.95 Value BEAUTIFUL BUST-FULL NATURAL COLOR PORTRAIT I FOR ALL AGESF Babies, Children. Adults $1.50 extra. Groups photographed at an additional small charge. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED I AMAZING OFFER I$ LIMITED! One per Subject, one per Family. PHOTOGRAPHER'S HOURS - 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FLO-RALA SEPTEMBER 25 AND 26 (FREE!! Miniature Protmit To All P~sons Over Sixty) i a I