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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 6 A list of the names of all known eligible persons to re- ceive ballots in the upcoming annual ASC committmen elec- tion is available in the county ASCS Office, reports R. R. Donaldson, County Executive Director. ASCS, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is responsible for farm program administration. On the local level, ASCS operates under a farmer-elected committee sys- tem. This year's election will be by mail ballot between Nov- ember 21 and December 1. Anyone who meets the follow- ing requirements is eligible to vote in these farmer commit- tee elections: any individual of legal voting age with an in- terest in a farm as owner, te- nant, or sharecropper who is eligible to participate in any ASCS program. Persons not of legal voting age who supervise and conduct farming operations on an entire farm are also eligible to vote in ASC elections. No person can be denied the right to vote because of race, sex, color, Letter To Editor Route 2 Opp, Alabama 36467 Dear Editor: House Bill 1477, now pending in the ALABAMa Legislature would raise the price of hunt- ing licenses from $5.00to$7.00 for a state license and from $2.50 to $3.00 for a county li- cense. No hunter really wants to see an increase in the cost of a license, but perhaps we should agree to it if the Le- gislature will do something for us in return. Representative Frank Jackson and Senator E. C. Foshee could utilize their seniority on behalf of their constituents to make the pas- sage of H. B. 147V contingent on the abolition of managed hunts on the Covington Man- agement Area. I'm sure that the Department of Conservation, like everyone else, is feeling the effects of inflation. Certainly we are all concerned with the preserva- tion of our wildlife resources and should provide the neces- sary revenue to finance this preservation, even if it means paying more for a hunting li- cense. The Conservation Depart- ment, though, is guilty ,of ac- tions that are non-preservation oriented as well, namely, the imposition of managed hunts on the recently expanded Cov- ington Management Area. Pre- sent plans call for only eight dog deer hunts during the 1975- 76 season. Of these eight hunts, only three are on week~ ends. Managed hunts have thus abolished our traditional deer hunting with dogs. This is es- pecially true for hunters who work during the week, and that includes most of them. Cantbe Department of Conservation be so naive as to think that people can afford to feed hounds 357 days of the year in order to hunt only eight? I think not. The abolition of deer hunt- ing with dogs, in fact, will have a detrimental effect on the com- munity as a whole. First of all, fewer deer will be killed. This increase in kill will mean more crop damage for local farmers, who may be forced to use an alternate means of con- trol, such as poisoning. Second, our local merchants will sell much less ammuni- tion, guns and other hunting equipment including fewer C.B. radios and trucks. Most important, perhaps, is the philosophical question of how much power the government should have. If the govern- ment can monopolize all avail- able hunting areas and can even tell a hunter what tree he must sit by, then what can't the government do? It would ap- pear that all the pointy-headed bureaucrats aren't in Washing- ton. The inevitable conclusion is that managed hunts should not be conducted on the Covington Management Area and that hunting with hounds should be allowed all season long. House Bill 1477 provides a means by which to accomplish these ob- jectives. Representative Jack- son and Senator Fosbee should make it clear to their fellow legislators that this bill will not be passed without the as- surance of the abolition of man- aged hunts. This would seem to be a unique opportunity for the area's citizens todetermine the quality of representation we have in Montgomery. ittnmndy, Imqiam~ IL Ol~OMt RED CROSS CONTINUED FROM FI~ONT the citizens of Florala. Pictured, second from left, Bill McLain and his assistant, to his right; fourth from left, Commissioner Weed Hicks, fol- lowed by Commissioner Trent Lewis. Tot Maynard stands at far right, second row. Jerry Adams of Opp was not able to come, but sent workmen and equipment, The other gentlemen represent every district in the county, religion, or national origin. Several general provisions relate to ASC voter eligibility. A wife who operates a farm with her husband can vote if her name is on the deed of conveyance. Any person under 18 years of age can vote if he runs a farm, and a legal guardian who runs a farm for a child can vote for the child. Cleanup operations are the bigger concern of most area re- sidents with the exceptionoftbe generator crews who are still servicing freezer units. They will continue to do so until all current is restored. I wish to thank each person who helped their neighbor this past week. I know of 39 by name and I'm sure 1 couldn't have all your names. An estimated 1200 man hours of labor was given, one with 135 hours to his credit, several in the 80-96 hour brac- ket and many more who worked. I'm writing hours as man hours, even though there were many women hours put in also. These hours can't be figured in dollars or Paxton's debt would be out of sight. Our debt of gratitude can never be repaid. A few of our neighbors we would like to thank personally, Captain lowery of the Atmore unit of the National Guard, S~. Byrd and Major Yorkoftbe Flo- rata unit sent us men, generator and the advice on how to help us help ourselves. About 4:30 Wednesday, the Town Council President got through to the Honorable Bob Sikes and made our problems known to him. Honorable Sikes called Col. Greenwood of Tlmdall Air Force Base, Florida, who sent BY: Jasper Davis The Laurel Hill City Council, meeting in special session Thursday night, called for the purpose of accepting bids on building material, and if deem- ed advisable to accept the low bid; voted to accept the low bid on cinder blocks as submitted by The Andalusia Concrete Pro- ducts, and withheld action on accepting the low bid on mortar mix, steel rods and Visqueen as submitted by Pensacola Build- ing Supply. The bid price on the cinder blocks as submitted by the An- dalusia firm were: standard- 3'/ cents; lintel - 43 cents, and header - 43 cents. Bid prices submitted by the Pen- sacola firm were: standard- 42 cents; lintel - 46 cents; header - 47 cents; mortar mix $2.60 per bag; steel rods $15 hundred, and visqueen $57.45 per roll. Council also voted to add to the Andalusia firm's bid those items if the firm could meet the bid price as submitted by the Pensacola firm. Clerk Hurston was requested to con- tact the firm on the matter, and Hurston said he was advis- nd that the Andalusia firm dealt only on concrete works, and didn't stock other items as called for in the Hurston said city officials de- clined to accept the bid from • the Pensacola firm on the other items as submitted. Council also at the meeting said re-enforcing wire for the floor would be needed now in- stead of the steel rods, in that the pouring of the foundations C. CARROLL PIERCE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF HEALTH BOARD At the regular annual meet- ing of South Central Alabama Mental Health Board held in Greenville, September 10, C. Carroll Pierce was elected pre- sident for the ensuing year. This board eoverns Mental Center activities in Butler, Crenshaw. Coffee, and Coving- ton Counties which provide the following services: consulta- tion to courts (evaluation for commitments and evaluation in criminal cases), individual the- rapy, parental counseling, fa- mily therapy, group therapy, indigent drug program, after care for patients released from Searcy Hospital, public rela- tions and education, referral services, transitional home, detoxification unit and halfway Ilouse, school consultation, Summer camp for children with Ilaotional and or behavioral alorders, counseling of pa- I~tts of mentally retarded dtildren and day care for the Doatally retarded. Pierce is a native of Opp, ~t~nded Opp High School, Ma- M Military Institute and is ~l~vrndnate of Louisiana State ersity School of Banking. Ill Is chairman of the board j president of the First Na- I~I Bank of Opp and is ac- II~ in civic, religions, edu- llUonal and community fonc- tom. A person may cast a ballot in any county in which he is an eligible ASC voter, but beor she cannot vote in more than one community in the county. If an eligible voter has sepa- rate farm interests in more than one community intbe same county, special care will be taken to see that only one bal- lot is issued to that voter. WS Sgts. Williams and Barflelcl and four generators. Col. Greenwood also called Major Allen of Craig Air Force Base in Alabama. Major Allen sent Tag. Bernard and AIC Turner and two generators. These men stayed with us until late Friday night. The Mobile Kitchen Unit from Memphis, Tennessee fed us supper Wednesday night, the first hot meal for some in se- veral days. They served break- fast also. For the doubting - there was no charge. Paxton did make a small donation of the food they had already pup chased to feed the hungry tothe Red Cross. More than 200 freezers were maintained through this week, with the total climbing hourly. No matter how grave the situa- tion is, brighter spots do show -- one volunteer while servicing a lady's freezer was asked if he could do anything else. 'TII try" was his reply and she produced an electric razor, saying that her husband was an invalid and he had an itchy weeks growth of whis- kers. Where upon this staunch volunteer plugged the razor in along side the freezer and shav- ed the gentleman. for both buildings had been completed. The construction of the storage building at the main well site has been dis- cussed by officials over a long period of time, and the build- ing at the Almarante well site at the last regular session, at which time approval was made to advertise for bids on the va- rious items of material which included: approximately 2,100 cinder blocks, that was broken down to 110 .each lintel blocks and floor blocks; 40 bags of mor- tarmix; four yards of masonry sand; approximately 800 feet 1/2 inch re-enforcement steel and one roll 32 feet, 100 feet visqueen. 7:30 p.m., Septem- ber 25, was set as time and date for opening of bids. Council also voted to treat the building floor area for ter- mites. Council President Howell replied no, when asked if the material, sand, blocks and mortarmix placed on the main well building site, with work starting on Thursday morning, were included in the bids. Ho- well added that officials input- chasing the material was try- ing to stay below the $500 limit set by the charter as a must for purchases without advertis- ing for bids. PUBLIC MEErlNG MINUrEs OF SEI'rEMm 25 Minutes of a public hearing held by the Florala City Coun- cil at Florala City Hall, Sep- tember 25, 1975. Present: Joe R. Evans, Ma- yor; Councilmembers: Wilson Jones, Jack Zorn, Sybil Mick- ler, Venia Hutchinson, Victor Anderson; City Clerk: Martba Byrd; Visitors: Mr. Seggs, Mr. Durell. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Evans, who ad- vised that the purpose of this meeting was to have a hearing on the Recreation Complex be- hind Carver School. Mayor Evans advised Coun- ~1 that this Public Hearing was uly published in The Florala News, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Flo- rata. After discussion with no ob- jections, Councilman Zorn made a motion to concur with this project of a Recreation Complex behind Carver School. Seconded by Councilwoman Mickler and carried with all in favor. CARD OF THANKS Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Ander- son of Route One, Box 290, Lau- rel Hill, Florida, wish to ex- press their sincere appre- ciation to National Guardsmen of Florala, Atmore and Mont- gomery, for providing them with generators, wbfeh" 1raved-the-dr generators, which saved the day for them and their chicken farm operation of 26,000. Hubert & Naomi Anderson 10-3-1tpd SEASON RECORD I=lorala 13 Elba 12 Florala 35 Hartford 8 i I=lorala 6 Opp 0 I=lorala 20 I=lorala 26 Georgiana 0 Baker 0 Dinner Bell Farm Supply Zorn Brothers The Florala News Kendrick's Florist mon-Jean tyle Shop THE FLORALA NEWS -THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, .... i:¸ ii:i ii i~:!ii: :: : :~i!i:~ •-. ~: ~ ~i~i~i~i~ ~; ~ ~i ~i~ ~ ~ \ Lockhart Lumber Farmer's Staggers IGA Sullivan Furniture Avenue National Agency Ins,.rance & Mens 9/ 9/1! 10/: 10/I 11/