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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED ALL RIGHTS RESERVED USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE I0 m m 1975 FLORALA HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR TEAM -- The Jr. Wildcats traveled to Opp to play the Baby Bobcats and tasted defeat in their first outing 22-0. Coach Lancaster reported to The News that penalities and fumbles killed the important drives to give Opp the victory. Lancaster reported that Joe Goldsmith and Jeff Stone showed' promise in the running game. Pictured left to right, 1st row: Malt Hanson, Hayward Waiters, Jimmy Byrant, Ralph Adams, Danny Elmore, Tyron Collins, Wydell Milton, Wesley Laid, Wayne Nunnelly, Tim Brooks. Second row, Chuck Stevenson, Mickey Melton, Mike Goolsbv, Allison Stephens, Larry Manning, Tim Bedsole, Terry Moseley, Fourth row, Coach Lancaster, Coach Barge, John G Brent Maddox, Brent Zessin, Joseph Barnes. Third row, Eddie Milton Owens, Walter Inabinette, Jeff Stone, Tommy Pelham, Garyon Caldwell, David Reynolds, Charlie Chavis, Jeff Willie Vickers, Joe Goldsmith, Cleve Reese, Jimmy Williams, Greg Caldwell, Charles Nolan, Mark Franklin, Pat Coach Taylor. Willis. One way to change tires.., use a tree for a jack! ores ama Over 2.5 million acres of Alabama forestland was se- verely affected and nearly three-fourths billion board feet of timber was damaged during hurricane Eloise's blast through the State. C. W. Moody, State Fores- ter with the Alabama Forestry Commission, said severe da- mage to timber is scattered MARTli THEATRE Tti#~.OC~ 2 r#~,, ~(.R. oct, ~' , ""7 BIG .i~Ai~r'" Z 7 D /3 A/f Y FE*IIT[41 E " At$'o M~r't'/AOEE ~ W4LT DISNEY e, oeuctmns' across ~.,514,000 acres of fo- restland. The major damage lies I0 to 15 miles either side of a line from Geneva to La- nell. This line passes through Enterprise, Brundidge and south of Union Springs, Moody said. The destructive force of loise was felt heavily well out- side the 20 to 30 mile storm- path which the Forestry Com- mission covered in its aerial survey. Moody said most of the damage is along streams and thinned pine plantations. "In these areas the soR, wet soil around tree roots, and the lack of protection from other trees, made the hurricane winds more destructive," he noted. More titan 748 million board feet will be lost unless salvage operations begin immediately, the State Forester explained. The damage varies from down trees, to broken tops, to hea- vily bent trees. Forestry Commission per- sonnel are coordinating the sal- vage efforts under the esta- blished procedure of its alia- aster plan. Salvage' control centers have been set up in Ozark and Union Springs to as- sist in clean-up operations. Anyone needing salvage can contact the control center near- est them, or their local County Forestry Commission Ranger, for information on available crews. Landowners' may expect pay- ment for downed and damaged timber which is salvaged but prices will be reduced depend- ing on the degree of damage an ins on the degree of damage and available markets. The Alabama Forestry As- sociation, representing the sociation, representing the State's forest industries, is State's forest industries, is assisting by requesting their members to list available crews with the Commission's control centers. This work will follow the same general pattern of cooperative disaster aid em- ployed during last year's vio- lent tornados. Disaster plan- ning by the Commission includ- es cooperation with Civil De- fense, the U.S. Forest Service, and all lo~al emergency agen- cies. WALT DISNEY'S "'.BIIRORIM M/GIft "" [E#F I~ID.#JG g ,7" T/~#~ "/~f.W,qT/N 7"/4$,qI'N~; FRL- #f SU ,3-9"-5 Dogs Didn't Need Electric Street Lights CHARLIE WEBB Most pioneers seemed to en- joy the twilight during the even- ings and the darkness during the night. And there could h~ve al- ways been some kind of beauty in the shapes and fantastic im- ages that pass silently by during the quietness and softness of darkness. This remarkable beauty seen only at twilight and darkness could refresh the invisible and silent permissible part of man that perhaps shuns the glamor and brightness of noonday. One day a man suggested tlmt we needed street lights on Main Street.- His opponent pointed out in rebuttal that the only use of the street at night was by anoc- casional bunch of dogs. The dolls weaving in and out, snap- ping and yelping at each otlmr in a kind of drifting circular mo- tion while flowing down the street toward the depot, would remind one of a dry-land tidal wave - if there was ever such a wave. The street light oppo- nent also said tlmt the dogs knew what they were doing and did not need street lights. Lady Eloise Damage Scenes City Council News Minutes of a regular meeting of the Florala City Council, Florala City Hall, September 22, 1975. Present: Joe R. Evans, Ma- yor; Councilmembers: Jack Zorn, Sybil Mickler, Victor An- , derson, Venia Hutchinson, Wil- son Jones; City Clerk: Martha / Byrd; Visitors:Rudolph Shows, James York, Merle Woodbam, Hosie Jackson, John Hayes Vaughan, Charles Ho- well, Johnny Smith. The meeting was called to or- der by Mayor Evans. Council- man Hutchinson led the group in prayer. Mayor Evans asked the Council to suspend the reading of the minutes of the Septembe of the minutes of the Septem- ber 8, 1975 regular meeting as these minutes had been pub- lashed in The Florala News and each Councilmember had received a copy. All in favor. Mayor Evans brought to the attentidn of Council the Public Hearing in connection with the Recreation Park behind Carver Snhool and Water Board to be held September ~5, 1975 at City' Hall. Mr. Rudolph Shows brought to the attention of Council the need of street repairand clean- tug of ditches on North 7th Street. Mayor Evans asked Councilman Anderson to check into this problem. Mr. Hosie Jackson requested permission to buy 18 feet of old chain link fence which the City had stored. Councilman An- derson was asked to check into this for Mr. Jackson. Mr. Charles Howell, James York and John H. Vaughan were present to answer questions for Council on the Florala Airport. Questions being the yearly lease agreement with Dewayne Eason of Eason Flying Service and fees for tie down of planes. The board members exp|ain- ed the system of a fixed base operator to council and these questions can be answered af- ter negotiations have been com- pleted with Clifford Trentman. Mayor Evans presented to Council a letter from Sgt. Later on progress won out, JOE Rboades of Montgomeryre- and we enjoyed the beauty of questing that Council designate electric lights in the streets a Chaplin for the Police Depart- and homes. To enjoy the con- ment. ARer discussion of Rev. venience of light by just the flick Joe Bates and Edward McDa- of a switch gave one a wonder- niel stating both volunteering ful feeling of achievement. But their services, Councilman perhaps tbls fine feeling did not Zorn made a motion that Rev. replace the grand old feeling of Joe Bates serve as Chaplin with carrying home from the com- Edward McDaniel as assistant. missary store a gallon can of Seconded by Anderson and kerosene with a good sized carried with all in favor. Rev. Irish potato stuck over tbe pour- Bates and Mr. McDaniel will ins spout of the can to keep the be notified by letter. kerosene from sloshing out on Mayor Evans asked for a po- the legs. The fun of trimming lice report from Councilwoman the lamp wick, exhaling through Mlckler, Committee Chairman. the glass lamp globe, and pe- Councilwoman Mickler submit- lashing the globe with a pieceof ted a budget proposal for the old newspaper was lots of fun. department which will be voted How bright the lamp seemed on at tim next council meeting. to shine, even through a drawn Councilwoman Mickler report- window shade when the young people would return home late ed that the gas schedule for the at night from a social event, department was being followed. The lamp was kept burning by the wonderful and untiring love o[ .mothers who wanted to know and see that their precious ~ildren were back home and safe one more time through the sometimes unfriendly, but beautiful darkness of night. Mr. Johnny Smith reported to Council on the Recreational Park for the City of Florala and the Town of Lockhart. Coun- cil was itfformed of a meeting to be held September 23, at Florala City School with the Florala Planning Commission. Mrs. Merle Woodham call- ed to the attention of Council the needed street repairon East 8th Avenue. Council advised that they would contact County Commissioners for assistance. Next on the agenda Mayor Evans asked for a street de- partment report. Councilman Anderson, Committee Chair- man gave a budget proposal $68,210.00. Councilman An- derson asked Council to con- sider the idea of buying a now garbage truck and dump truck. Bids on these trucks will be opened at the October 13, 19/$ meeting. Councilman Anderson re- ported to Council that he ~ ~ :,. ~ ~::" 'i. been approached on the sail of the old bushhog frame. O!, . a motion by Anderson and se- conded by Jones, the bushhog frame will be sold to Mr. Frank- lin. All in favor. Mayor Evans presented to Council a letter from the Se- cond District Municipal Asso- ciation to attend a meeting to be held in Dothan at the Civic Cen- ter on October 23, 1975 at 6 p.m. Mayor Evans suggested that Council " consider this meeting. Mayor Evans introduced the following Resolution: RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the State of Ala- bama, under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (P.L. 90-351 as Amended) through the Alabama Law En- forcement Planning Agency, is offering financial aid to combat rising crime aid in crime pre- vention, investigation and de- tection; and WHEREAS, the City of Flo- rala is of the opinion it would be to advantage to make appli- cation for said aid in the amount of $5,567 for Police Depart- ment. The above amount re- presents 95% of the program for which the application is made. WHEREAS, the City of Flo- rala has agreed to contribute $293 as matching for the pro- ject anticipated. NOW, THEREFORE, be it re- solved by the City of Florala that Joe Evans, Mayor in his official capacity be authorized to make application to the Ala- bama Enforcement Planning Agency for said grant. Adopted this the ~.~. day of September, 1975. FLORALA STATE PARKS WORKER Colon Treadway sits amidst rubbish caused by she ripped off this beautiful old tree, which severly damaged the chain link fence, and tl~ tore shingles off the old bath house. The park grounds look like a disaster area with all lea debrl. But, already the flood waters have receeded to a large degree. MRS. CHICK HUTCHINSON was tim victim when this giant tree toppled cutting the front entrance to her home. Electricity was restored Tuesday. She was forced to her home due to the naughty lady, hurricane Eloise. Streets along South Fifth were bloC and time again. I, Martha J. Byrd, City Clerk, in and for the City of Florala, do hereby certify the above is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by the City of Florala at their regular meeting of September 2~, 1976 and the same appears in the minutes of said meeting. I do hereby certify that $~.93 inmat- ching funds is available for 5% of the project applied for. Witness my hand and official seal of the City of Florala this the 23 day of September, 19/5. Motion-made by Mickler and seconded by Anderson to adopt this Resolution. Carried with all in favor. There being no further bus- iness to come before Council, a motion was made by Jones and seconded by Hutchinson to adjourn. Carried with all in favor. The next meetingwillbe at 7 p.m., October 13, 1975 at Florala City Hall. MRS. J. W..ANDREWS, 80 years lm~ag, and living alone, is pleased un punch over Etolse only did minor damage to her home, while ripping up a big pecan and tossing her barn. Numerous other pecans and, cedars were leaning heavily on the home, but severely damaged.