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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUB~GI~ LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED.THE FL 0 RALA NEW S - T HU RSDAY, Wildlife Service Revise Regulations Horse Meat? The swift rise in meat The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has revised its re.~ gulations relating to the hunt- ing of doves and other migra- tory birds, except waterfowl. The new regulations are in- tended to reduce the confusion concerning dove hunting that has existed in recent years, Charles D. Kelley, Director of the Game and Fish Division in the Department of Conserva- tion and Natural Resources, said Friday. Kelley said the revised re- gulations would permit the shooting of doves when grain has been grown in a field and not removed. "In other words," Kelley said, "it will be perfectly legal to shoot doves over grain fields that havebeen 'bush hogged' or otherwise cut to the ground and as long as the grain is not gathered and re- distributed." Kelley pointed out that change WILL NOT allow for the shoot- ing of doves over fields where foreign grain has been spread unless this grain was spread as the result of a bona fide agri- cultural practice or procedure. prices-which the Secretary of Agriculture took in stride, telling Americans to eat something else, oddly enough -has produced a turn to horse meat. Horse meat retailers have begun to sell out early in the day in a number of cities and horse meat burgers are the new, or in, thing in some places. Many say horse meat, properly prepared, is as good as other meats. EVERY make electric carpet shampooer does a better job with famous Blue Lustre. GREAT DAY, INC. • r Why not? The horse is a beautiful and admired animal. Since hamburger patties are not necessarily beef burgers (cereal and other additives are allowed to be mixed in), why not horseburgers? Think about it. Promises are easier to make than to fulfill but peo- ple continue to make them carelessly. Diggin' Into The Past LEGAL NOTICE PROBATE COURT ESTATE OF E. D. MANNING, SR. DECEASED Letters of Administration of said deceased having been granted to the undersigned on the 19 day of September, 1973, by the Hen. Leland Enzor Judge of the Probate Court of Coving- ton County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within time allowed by law or the same will be barred. /s/Clarence G. Manning 9-27-3tc / By Lucile MeRae On May 15, 1913 an across the page streamer proclaimed "June 24 - Florala's Gala Day - June 24." That particular ar- ticle carried four different heads - the scare head, the se- cond head of smaller type, a third head with another reduc- tion in type size and then a fourth of still a smaller size type but still as large as other heads on the page. The second head read: "Grand Prepara- tions For Greatest Feast Day in Florala's History,' followed with "Every Citizen Expects To Help," and last "Masons To Have The Greatest Day In History." The article called for a mass meeting to "For- mulate plans to celebrate the 24th of June on a grander scale than ever attempted be- fore." One statement I no- ticed was, "It is true that the day is looked upon as belong- ing to the Masons at which time they hold their annual services, but some how Florala has man- aged to establish a claim with the Masons on the day and on the coming 24th of June, with the co-operation of the Masons, Florala can have a day long to be remembered by all who will come here. We will have a balloon ascension and para- chute leap and a brass band and some open air singing. Flowers will be in bloom, why not have a battle or roses, a la San Antonio. Many other things could be suggested that would greatly amuse our friends and visitors." The last statement of the article was: "Who will take the lead in getting a suitable program for the 24th of June 19137" In the May 15, 1913 isstie was an annual report by Mrs. Nannie Bowers of the Civic League which had been or- ganized May 1912. Mrs. Bow- ers was the first president of the Civic League and she was happy on the report of the or- ganization's first progress. She gave the following report of the work done by the league for the year 1912 - 1913. "There has been some im- provements towards keeping the streets clean and the lea- gue purchased 12 garbage cans and 12 barrels to place through town to keep waste matter off streets, we have also built 3,800 feet of sidewalks, as- sisted the Florala Fair Asso- ciation last fall in their work, assisted the Industrical Lea- gue in the 'Get Together'meet- ing, decorated and had audi- torium cleaned for last ses- sion of Chautauqua, also paid some on the Chautauqua debts of last year, have donated for charity as well, and there was a beautiful floral tribute given by Civic League in the death Mr. J. R. Shepherd and of our appreciation of the interest he manifested in our work." A report was given of a meeting of the Industrial Lea- gue and committees for the current year announced. At this meeting it was decided to provide suitable entertain- ments for, and to properly ad- vertise the 24th of June. One of the actions of the Industrial League which was announced at this meeting was "the question of petitioning the postofficede- partment to establish a rural delivery route between Flo- rata and Stella (postoffice) and referred to the ways and means committee with authority to act." Announcement of a change of hours: "Sunday hours at Florala post office will be ob- served as follows: I0 to 10:30 a.m. and from 3 to 3:30 p.m." I don't remember the post- offices being open on Sundays but according to that announce- ment they were open 30- minutes each Sunday morning and thirty-minutes each Sun- day afternoon. PERSoNALS - MAY 15, 1913 The speech or our distin- guished citizen. J. E. Hughes, president of the First National Bank before the Bankers Con- vention at Dothan last week, was unanimously voted thebest booster's speech for the occa- sion. Whenever we can induce Mr. Hughes to attend any con- vent/on, we can rest assured that Florala will get her share of publicity. B. L. Dunson brought E. L. More. Marvin Mashburn and Joe Burton through from An- dalusia in his car Wednesday morning in order to make con- nection with the Pensacola train leaving this place at 6:45. They made the distance in one hour and forty minutes. Dunson says the roads are fine, but theboys say he didn't lose much time for inspection. Opp is going to have a brass band. Florala ought to have one. Of interest to me and to the publisher of The Florala News, Larry Woodham, is the follow- ieg report in the May 22, 1913 issue of the newspaper: "The annual Woodham re- union was held at Hickory Grove school house, near Opp, Satur- day. It is estimated that there were about one thousand people of this name present, including relatives. The Woodhams are among the most prominent families in Covington County, and it is a custom for them to hold these reunions every year, hundreds of people from all parts of the county attending. Among the enjoyable features of the re- union was a basket dinner at noon." The Hickory Grove school house, which was located about three miles west of Opp on the Opp-Andalnsia highway, went with all rural school houses. The Woodham annual reunion is now held the first Sunday in September at the Dannely Park, Just west off the Florala-Opp Highway. EDITORIALS MAY |l, 1915 They have discovered the lntellectic! A new type, itgoes that he can do anything but make his own living. Mayor Lanz puts bumb that that on "the streets." It costs more to live now than it did in 1896 of course, andwe cannot see why some intelli- gent writers will keep on harp- ing about it. We know it costs more and its worth it. The buildings are higher and more magnificent, we wear better clothes, we travel in regal style, roads are being built for our automobiles and poli- ticians have become richer. Yes, we repeat it: it costs more to live now than it did a few years back and its fully worth it. PERSONALS MAY It, 1913 Mrs. C. C. McRae enter- tained the graduating class at an informal breakfast Tuesday. Miss Birdie Hughes gave a theatre party to have class- mates Wednesday night at the Iris. Prof. J. P. Dealer's break- fast at the Colonial Wednesday morning complimentary to the teachers and graduating class, was a delightful affair. An article in the May 29, 1913 issue of The Florala News was that of a Covington County man who had hired a Negro man to kill his wife. The Negro was then killed by a mob head- ed by the wife's husband. The wife's life was insured for a large sum of money and the hus- band had collected a part of it and was reported to "be blow- ing it in for automobiles and other things." EDITORIAL MAY 29, 1913 A petition has been circu- lated between Florala and Stella postoffice for~ rural route, and the chances are that there will be one established. Why is it so hard to wake the farmers up to the importance of having conveniences, such as rural routes andgoud roads? The route between Florala and Stella could have been in opera- tion some time ego if the people on the route had just pushed the matter. (My note: I did not know there was ever a post- office names Stella so appa- rently that is where Stella route got its name. I still haven't learned if there actually was a Stella postoffice but accord- ing to the newspaper of that time was" a Stella postoffice"). PERSONALS C, C. Beuley and son, John, left Sunday for an ex- tended visit in Tennessee and other points. Miss Beatrice Reid of Union Springs, Ala., is visiting her aunt,-Mrs. C. C. Bnasley. The Boy Scouts of Prof. J. P. Doster are taking a vacation this week at Zorn's Mill. The Florala baseball boys were running away with AI. P. Glbb's team of ladies but the rain stopped them 8 to 14. Bub Greasley, who lives on Route No. 8, has a cat with a hair lips and every time the cat tries to "meow" it whistles. Bud says he will have it here during the fair. A jolly fishing party com- posed of Messrs. Hughes, Lans, Britton, Willlamson, Hutche- son, French, Rodwell, Part- ridge and Salts left for vlci- niUes of Chactawhatchie Bay, Tuesday. They stopped at Pax- ton and dug bait. Boys think of us. Florala Base bah team will go to Enterprise, Dothan, Pan- ama City, Apalachicola, St. Andrews, Lynn Haven, Talla- bassee and other points with- in the next few days. Yulee Mann, Grady McDaniel, James Mozley, Walter Lee Jones, Grady Farmer, Joe Hilson, Eu- gene Carpenter, Bruce Page and John Bailey are the regu- lars and a tight team to tell the truth. Rev. E. D. Curtis of Mobile, graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., will pi~each at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning and evening. He has been called by this church and one at Geneva thus making a slight change in future services, which will be announced later. This gentle- man comes to us highly recom- mended, not only as a pulpit orator and able leaver, but as an interesting citizen to be proud of. LAKE JACKSON GUN CLUB At a meeting held at the Geronimo Hotel May 20th for the purpose of organizing a gun club to promote trap-shooting and good fellowship, the follow- ing officers were elected for the ensueiog year: John Balr - Lockhart, pre- sident; A. E. McLeod- Lock- hart, vice-president; R.A. French - Florala, secretary- treasurer; J. W. Prestwood - Field Captain. Temporary by-laws and con- stitution were adopted until such time the club becomes a member of the Interstate As- sociation when it will be governed by its rules and by- laws. The name adopted for the club is the Lake Jackson Gun Club. J.W. Prestwood is now at work selecting a suitable park for the club. (My husband, A. T. McRae, was a member of the Lake Jack- son Gun Club and apparently the association of the members was excellent. If there are others who were members of the club would they please let me hear from them). It was announced in the June 5, 1913 issue of The Florala News that Thomas G. Hefiln would be the speaker for the June 9-4th celebration. EDITORIALS JUNE 5, 1913 Why will a manwalk 15 miles playing golf and let a nice little patch of ground back of his house grow up in weeds, when by planting a garden and work- fog it a half hour each morn- leg he could get the needed exercise. It has been discovered that Pellagra is positively caused by drinking water. PERSONALS JUNE 5, 1913 M. A. George Jr., presented R. A. French with a cabbage weighed fourteen and three- fourth pounds. Earnest Weatherly was thrown from a motorcycle Wed- nesday morning and received painful injuries. While the ankle is seriously mangled Dr. Young states that it can be correctly placed. Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the discoverer of the North Pole, spent a few hours in Florala last week on his way from Pen- eacola to Andalusia, where he delivered his interesting lec- ture on the Conquest of the Pole. Miss Margureite McRae, youngest danghter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. C. McRae and Mr. Walter Warren, a young drug- gist of our town, slipped away from their friends and were quietly married by Pastor Van- diver last Thursday night. Prof. J. P. Doster, J. T. Hughes, T. T. Britton, Earl Redwell, W. C. McLauchlin, R. G. Hoover and Justice Mil- ler attended the recent ses- sion of Commissioners Court at DeFuniak Springs, relative to placing convicts on the pub- lic roads. The L & N Railroad is going to run an Excursion Train from Georgiana to Florala and aiso a train from Geneva, which will connect with the Georgiana train at Opp. The fare is going to be lower than ever On this occasion, so it can be safely said that 7000 people will be in Florala on 24th of June. IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY Rev. Wiley F. Martin filled the pulpit of the First Bap- t/st Church at Florala last Sunday and preached an able sermon to a large congrega- tion. Immediately after the services he baptized Hon. D. I. B. Adkison, an aged veteran and a life-long friend of the minister. Mr. Adkison is seventy-five years of age, and is of Florala and Covington County. The ceremony was impressive and beautiful. O. DAMMIT! THAT'S ALL (JUNE 12, 1913) Olander Dammit, of Elms- ford, N.C., wishes to change his name and has started pro- ceedings to that end. Dammit says that his name has caused him a great deal of worry. Half the time de doesn't know whether his name is being call- ed or whether some person is merely giving vent to his feel- Anyhow, its awkward and confusing to have some friend call out to him in the street, "Dammit! Come here a second, will you?" "I'm getting sick of it," says Dammit. "Good heavens, it was had enough when I went to school. I played on the foot- ball team and whenever I made a good play the fellows used to give me a long cheer. "It went something likethis" 'Rah, rah, rah boo-ray! Dammit! Dammit! O, Dammit!' " JUNE 12, 1913 PERSONAL Walter L. Warren and his beautiful wife, after a short visit to Mr. Warren's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Warren in Enterprise, have returned to their home in Florala. The bright young couple were mar- ried at Florala last week and seem to be well matched. Wal- ter Lee is a fine young man and bids fair to do well in bus- iness, while his bride comes from one of the very best fa- milies of Florala, and posses- ses many graces of mind and soul, which has made her popular everywhere she goes. J. D. Beverly had his eyes badly burned by ammonia at the ice plant Monday. On June 26th Grady Mc- Daniel will assume manage- ment of the Princess Theatre and he is now making special arrangements to give the pub- lic something that will be ap- preciated. The Central of Georgia Rail- road, for the first time in his- tory of our June 24th celebra- tion, will put on a special rate from Dothan and intermediate points good from 23rd to 25th. Tickets will be sold at one fare plus 25˘ for the round trip. At a meeting of the School Board Tuesday night Miss Leonora Cowan of Opp was elected to teach the 4th and 5th grades and Miss Josie Belle McMillan of Union Springs to teach the high school depart- ment. Mr. Lee Woodham of Fie- rata and Miss West of Opp were married by Rev. D. W. Has- kew at the home of the bride's parents Wednesday evening. Mr. Woodham holds a respon- sible position with the Bee Hive Store and has many friends who join the News in best wishes. TIM WILLIS ,~ND JO ANN ANSLEY, 1973 GRADUATES OF FLORALA to be pleased over what's ahead for them as they begin their freshman year at State Junior College. They are pictured in LBW's new Student Center which has the most popular spot on campus. Willis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Willis and: is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Adams. MIKE SCROGGINS, 0R)~ OF FLORALA, "looks on as his faculty advisor James mistry instructor at LBW State Junior College, makes ~ final check of the A 1973 graduate of Florala High School, $croggins was the first student to sign up Chemical Teclulology program. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Scroggins. FOR SALE - 1968 Chevy V-8 Impala 4-door. A. C., P. S. $800.00 cash. Good condition. Phone 8-1095. FLORENCE M. FOSTER. 10-4-1tc FOR SALE - 12 x 60 Capella Trailer. Small equity and take up payments. Call 8-8506 after 5:30 p.m. or contact MIKE or LINDA TWITCHELL. 10-4-3tpd APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for area sales representatives and warehouse positions. Appli- cants should be neat, honest and like working with people. Apply in person to SULLIVAN FURNITURE COMPANY, W. 5th Ave. Florala. 10-4-ffc. HELP W.4MITEID LAW ENFORCEMENT - No ex- perience required. Good salary and many benefits. Now in- terviewing. Call Army Re- cruiting. I0-4-3tc MECHANIC TRAINEE - No ex- perience needed. Good salary and many benefits. Now in- terviewiog. Call Army Re- cruitiog. 10-4-3tc TRUCK DRIVER - No ex- jperience required. Good salary and benefits. Now interviewing. Call Army Recruiting. I0-4-3tc ELECTRONICS REPAIRMAN- NO experience required. Paid training and benefits. Now In- terviewing. Call Army Re- cruiting, 10-4-3tc III I I I III WANTED - Small Engine Me- chanic. Apply in person at Adams Chain Saw Co., Paxton, Florida. 18 or older. No ex- perience necessary. 9-13-tfc FOR SALE - Baby calves - beef and dairy, bulls and heifers. 7-10 days old. Call area cede 912-226-7977,Tbo- masville, Georgia. 9-20-6tc I I WANT A HOUSE? Let us build you one. Financing available with low pay- ments if you qualify. No problem ff your income is low. Call us at 8-6404. JOHNSON REAL ESTATE AGENCY. fl - II I - -~ STATEMENT FIGHT INFLATION L-151 - SHIP, MANAGE Has inflation effected your in- CIRCULATION come? Field Enterprises, a 23, 1962, leader in educational sales, is 39, United expanding in the Florala area. Complete free training con- ducted in a location near you. Part or full-time positions available. Write Personal Man- ager, Box 7145, Montgomery, AI. I0-4-2tc FOR SALE - used Mobile Home. lZ x 65 3-bedroom with bath and half. Carpet throughout. Only a small transfer fee and assume payments. COURSON MOBILE HOMES, Hwy. 52, Kin- ston, Ala. 36453 10-4-1tc securities - USED MOBILE HOME FOR rala. SALE 8 x 42 2-bedrooms The average air conditioner. Delivered and ies of each set up within 50 miles of Kin- lication sold ston. Only $1750.00. COUP- SON MOBILE HOM'Z.S H',vy. 52, Kinston, Ala. 36453. 10-4-Itc NEW MOBILE HOME FOR SALE 24 x 50. 3-bedrooms, 2 full baths, fully furnished throughout. Delivered and blocked up within 100 miles of Kinston. $8295.00. COUR- SoN MOBILE HOMES/ Hwy. 52, Kinston, Ala. 36453. 10-4- ltc Florala News, at Florala, tober 1, 1973. The names of itor and publisher, Larry Manager Editor, ham, P.O. Box Alabama 36442. Owner: Luci McRae, P.O. rala, Alabama Known gees, and other ders owning or cent or more of bonds, m( through the during the 12 m( the date shown "I certify tk made by me and complete. Larry i~. NEW MOBILE HOME FOR SALE - 12 x 60, 3-bedrooms, hath and one half. Delivered and set up within I00 miles of Kinston. $4895.00. COURSON MOBILE HOMES. Hwy. 52, Kinston, Ala. 36453. 10-4-1tc NOTICE - I am not responsible for any debts except those made by myself. JAMES BUTTS. 9-27-3tpd Color by DeL CABIN FOR SALE at Gantt Lake. Large wooded lot 75' x 235'. 800 sq. ft. Pri- vate road, large fishing pier, beach area.Call 222"4106. Andalusia. 9-27tfc DRAPERY OUTLET - 3,000 pairs Made in Evergreen. Cheaper than most chain stores. Located on West Front Strect downtown, Evergreen, Alabama. 5-10-tfc INEZ BEAUTY SHOP FOR SALE - part or all of build- ing, equipment, and supplies. Phone 6-3395. 8-16-tfc FOR SALE Pianos. I00 pianos from which to select. Rebnilts, trade-ins, and new Spinets. Just say - Charge it. $194.00 and up. HARPER FUR- NITURE CO., Evergreen, Ala. 8-3-ffc PG~ TA