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SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. )L~Q~iplIJ,~I~A~ONL~Ct~AGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. Of ASC Committee Election Com- year will 3. Bal- ~ [nailed to voters before elec- ballots must in per- December 3. in the A . (Beats l, 6, (Beats 4, 5, - (Beats 3, 8, (Beats 2, 7, sent a bal- in which inter- at least six for may A black for this pur- mailed to each and more copies ~ed at the County e. Each petition be: to one nominee. at least three in the commu- .a certification that Is Willing to serve 4) Received at the County ASCS Office not later than October 29, 1973. If six or more eligible can- didates are nominated by pro- per petition, no further nomina- tions will be made. Iflessthan six are nominated by petition, the present Community Com- mittee will add the number of nominees needed to complete the slate of six. If a person who is nominated by petition is found ineligible, he will be so notified and given 15 days in which to appeal. Persons nominated should be currently engaged in the opera- tion of a farm or ranch and be well qualified for committee work. In general, a farmer is eligible to be a Community Committeeman if he lives in the community in which he is eligible to vote. The duties of Community Committeemen in- clude: informing farmers of the purpose and provisions of the ASCS programs, keeping the County Committee informed of local conditions, recommend- ing needed changes in farm programs, participating in community meetings as neces- sary and performing other duties as assigned by the Coun- ty Committee. ASCS Committee elections are open to all eligible vot- ers without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or na- tional origin. ER TO BREAK ITI ~-I.f-lO WOODY ALLEN'S e.~ Umllll Arnsls FOOTBAL L CONTINUED FROM FRONT Baker has a 4th and 11 on the Wildcat 35 and decides to punt. The ball goes through the end- zone and is brought out to the g0 where Florala begins with a 1st and 10. Matthews goes around end for 19 yards to the 39 yardline. Floralais stopped though and is forced to punt. Caraway punts to Baker's 22 but the 'Cats are penalized 15 yards for failure to be pro- perly equipped. A chin strap was left unbuttoned. So Be again punts and the ball is down- ed on the Baker 31. On Baker's first play from scrim- mage, J. A. Matthews along with other 'Cats cause the se- cond Gator fumble and Mat- thews recovers on the Baker 33. On 2nd down, Caraway again bootlegs down to the 17 and a Wildcat first down. On the next two plays Melvin Mat- thews makes the 17 yards and the touchdown comes on an 8 yard sweep. Joe Ed hits the E.P. again and the score sees Florala ahead 14-0. After Florala kicks off to Baker, both defenses stiffen and the teams exchange punts as the first half ends. The score standing Florala 14 - Baker 0. Halftime was made enjoyable by the Florala Wildcats March- ing Band who once again put Fridt, y, October day, October 6 JAMES HAMILTON 9 1 4 N. Sixth Street Ylorala New PIFTH STREET - FLORALA, ALABAMA 36M2 WOODHAM ...... PUBLISHER - EDITOR AM . . ....... 'ASSOCIATE EDITOR - SUBSCRIPTION RATEs - Alabama ............. $4.2( Alabam a "- $5.25 " ............................ $6.00 t: ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY .. I'd like to introduce myself. I'm a representative of a very special society. We offer the best insurance available at low rates with outstanding fraternal and $oclal benefits at no additional OSL You've heard our name before. Now find out what it riVE ',ALABAMA OF THE WORLD really means! III I I I I Financial Aid Needed By Tri-City Squad The Tri-City Rescue Squad made five runs from Sunday, September Z3 to Sunday, September 30; one from Pensacola to Andalusia; one from Lockhart to rala Memorial Hospital, and one from Montgomery to Lockhart for a total of 534 miles. Members of the squad express sincere regret to the Charlie Kemp family for not being able to answer their caT[ for help on Saturday morning. The Ford Van'was out on an emergency run, whentbe call came, and the Pontiac was out of commission. As a result, the patient had to be transferred by car to the Opp hospital. In some instances, this could have been a life or death situation. It could have been yours. The Pontiac rescue unit has 85,000 miles on it and is fast wearing out. The Tri-City Rescue Squad is trying desperately to acquire the necessary match- ing funds to buy ,a new ambulance. Your support in this effort will be ~reatlv apvreciated. The Ford Van nly transports two people, whereas the Pontiac carries four, and the Van is not nearly as well eqmpped. A new unit is an absolute necessity. Members of Ibe squad have been overheard saying, "The people of this community have been good to us. We have never asked anything of them when we really needed Jt that we didn't.get." This was in answer to a question to one of the members on how they ob- tained the necessary funds to operate this valuable service. Squad members wish to express their greatful appre- ciation to Foy Pett~rson, squad member, and George Welch who worked for two days making repairs on the aPsoDtiac and getting it back in operation. They were sisted by Charles Manning and Norman Hildabi'and. The time and talents of these fine men were donated at no charge to the squad. Tbeyare to be commended for their dedicated service. Donations to the Tri-City Rescue Squad are income tax deductible. Make your checks to Tri-City Rescue Squad, P.O. Bog Z76, Florala, Alabama. [ I I Ill I RC~IANUII. GUNINUll I~KIS O~LOF HiS 17 TACKLIEg on a great halflime snow and helped the cheerleaders, who always do a great job, back the Wildcats with much enthu- siasm and keep the spirit high. As the third quarter begins, Florala kicks off to Baker who brings the ball out to their own 43 and a 1st and 10. Baker again is stopped by the fierce Wildcat defense and punts to Florala. The 'Cats start with a first down on their own 30. On the first play, Melvin Mat- thews goes around end for 30 yards - all the way down to Baker's 40. Alford Whittaker then follows with a 13 yard scamper to the Gator 27. Mat- thews hits the middle again and gains 7 to the 20. Caraway takes it in on the next play as he outruns everybody from the 20. Rasberry hits the E.P. again and Florala is leading comfortably 21-0; there is much more to come. On Bak- er's next possession, they fum- ble for the third time and Ro- bert James pounces on the loose ball at Baker's 16. It takes exactly one play for the smooth 'Cat offense to pick up seven more points as Bo hits Robo with a 16 yard touch- down pass. Joe Ed drills the extra point and Florala is out in front 28-0 as the thirdquar- ter ends. The final quarter begins with the 'Cats kicking off to Baker once again. The Gators are forced to punt when they have a 4th and 1 situation on their own 46. The punt is downed on the Florala 2 yardline. On the first play, the 'Cats give the Gators a golden opportu- nity as they fumble and Baker recovers on the 7, but it is just not meant to be as the super eleven stop Baker cold and take over on downs. A 95 yard drive is coming up as the 'Cats begin from their own 5. It starts with Melvin picking up Zl yards in two carries to the 26. Caraway completes an 8 yarder to James and then Mat- thews picks up another first on the 41 with an 11 yard run. After two incomplete passes, Caraway and James strike again as they connect for a 59 yard scoring play. Robe, making a great move to keep his feet and avoiding a would be tackier, goes the last 25 yards untouched. Joe Ed kicks his fifth straight E.P. and the score now stands Florala 35 - Baker 0. Florala kicks off to Baker again and it doesn't take long for the Gators to give the'Cats the ball back as Tim Cawthon intercepts a pass on the Flo- rala 40and returns it to the Gator 44. Caraway on first down runs to the 2g. Jef- frey Owens follows with another 1st on the 10. Florala is then penalized 5 yards for offsides, but the 'Cats are not to be denied as Melvin takes a pitch- out from Jeffrey who has come in at quarterback and goes 15 yards for the last Florala score. Joe Ed comes in and breaks the school record for extra points in one game as he hits his sixth. The score is now a whopping 42-0. The game is about over, but the 'Cats add another turnover as James intercepts a Baker pass as the game ends. The Baker game saw three standouts from all the team effort. On offense, Melvin 'The Bear' Matthews gained 1"/6 yards rushing in ~.4 car- ries for three touchdowns. Joe Ed Rasberry kicked six for six in the extra point department. On defense, Romanuel Gundrum made 17 individual tackles and assisted on 5 others. The game was a great vic- tory and paves the way for the showdown with undefeated Cot- tonwood. Both teams are rank- el high in the state and it should be a great game. It will be played in Cottonwood and kick- off is slated for '/:30. It is the big game for Florala and we will all need to give our support to the 'Cats in their quest for vic- tory number five. Make the trip to Cottonwood and back the 'Cats! GULF SHORES HOSTS ANNUAL SHRIMP FESTIVAL Alabama's third Annual Shrimp Festival gets under way at Gulf Shores October 5, ac- cording to an announcement by Don Fabiani, director of the Gulf Shores Tourist Association which sponsors the event. "While last year's festivities were enjoyed by about 18,000 people, we expect this year's festival to be even bigger and better than ever, with activities planned for every age group," Fabiani said. Beginning at noon on Fri- day, October 5, with the open- ing of the Midway, the Festi- val continues through Sunday, October 6. Saturday's events open at 9 a.m. with a parade on Gulf Shores Parkway, followed by a beauty contest and the crowning of "Miss Sunny." At 11:30 the judging of seafood contests begin followed by art exhibit competitions. A sky diving show is pre- sented on the public beach at 1 p.m., and the evening's en- tertainment will feature "The Apocalypse" singing group un- der the direction of Hal Stewart. Special guest will be Fredye Marshall. A gala street dance and a fireworks display w.ill con- clude Saturday's festivities. On Sunday, Gulf Shores Golf Club hosts the Media Golf Tour- nament. The Festival climaxes at Z:30 p.m. with the Shrimp Boat Pa- rade and the ritual Blessing of the Fleet followed by the award of trophies to the winners. NEWS OF INTEREST CONTINUED FROM FRON T BY MERLE WOODHAM sympathy for those poor boys who are down. But, not Larry, he says - "We need one more score." And when we get one more score, he is still ,not quite satisfied. The test for the Wildcats will come this Friday night when they travel to Cottonwood. Both teams have 4-0 records for this season. Both are in the top 10 2-A schools, statewide, Cotton- wood is 7, Florala 8. Cottonwood beat Samson 13-'/; Slocomb 16-10; Columbia 23-8, and Headland 50-30 in their first four games. Florala's wins have been 34-0 over Hartford; 19-2 over Opp; 41-0 over Flomaton, and 42-0 over Baker, Florida. Those boys at Cottonwood will be laying for the Wildcats this year. The 'Cats beat them last year in the closing minute of the game 14-13. If you don't believe the Wildcats have an impressive record, take a look at the following statistics for the four games played thus far in the season: In the scoring department Florala has scored 136 points for an average of 34.0 per game; the defense has not been scored on, and the offense has only given up 2 points in a safety to Opp. The individual statistics are fantastic: MELVIN MATTHEWS, leading rusher in SAC, has gained 423 yards in 66 carries for 5 TDs for a game average of 104.7 yards, 6.4 per carry; AL- FRED WHITTAKER has 318 yards in 32 carries for 5 TDs for a game average of '/9.5 yards, 9.9 per carry; BO CARAWAY has 248 yards to his credit in 16 carries for 3 TDs for a game average of 62.0, 15.5 yards per carry; CARAWAY has I0 com- pletions in 20 attempts passing for 331 yards and 4 TDs for an average per throw of 33.1 yards. CARAWAY'S tandem offense is 248 yards running, 331 passing, for a total of 579 yards in 26 plays - average gain per play is 22.3 yards. In passing receiving, Robert James has caught 8 passes for 291 yards and 4 TDs for an average per catch 9f 36.3 yards and is leading the SAC in pass receiving. Defensively, the Florala Wildcats have caused 17 turnovers in 4 games. Melvin Matthews and Romanuel Gundrum are tied in their individual tackles, 67 each. Joe Ed Rasberry is 12-8 in extra point conversions, setting a school record in last week's game against Baker6 of 6. Now, do you believe we have something to brag about I do. Isn't it nice? l You Save Free Money When You Trade With Us Compare These Prices $1.50 Value Bed Pillows .........75c $3.00 Value Tennis Shoes ....... $1.95 I,adies 50c Panties.. Now 4 pair $1.00 A Good House Broom.. Now $1.00 Trash Bags .....6 for 49c Poster Board ........ 15c L. M. 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