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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABLISHED IN 1900 LAKE JACKSON & GATEWA'I TO THE GULF COAST YEAR NUMBER 30 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON ii i i i COUNTY LOCATION OF 102 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS .| _ THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1972 10 PER SINGLE COPY i i III :e I. is having at the Nadia P. her official this issue of Is to her office for infants, Dr. opened his :tieing ofgen- the Medical , the Floralp on July 17, wa~. "born and Italy. She in the I~ffa- school and entered the University of Southern California as a pre- medical student in September of that year. She received her MD degree in June 1971 and she and Thomas Ewing were married two days later. They served a year's internship at Los Angeles County University Southern California Medical Center, he being retating in- ternship and she in pediatrics. Dr. Thomas and Nadia Ewing are Catholic. They are both avid swimmers, enjoy reading and she cooks as one of her hobbies The Doctors Ewing's have a six months old son, Mark. They Lye on the McPhail Farm road. TO THREE Auburn won, rolled 14-0. week- and the just right. he opening Whitaker s around left ame. more pro- were forced sailed a dead at line. After Gators were up the Clyde on the lose 24 yard line. Caraway to put the board. He open or a 24 yard PAT a fake as the pass first quar- defense stif- In the last 3 games, Florala has scored 54 points and has limited the opposition to 7 points. The 'Cats suffered a set-back in Friday night's game as they lost Melvin Matthews with a broken wrist. It is not known whether or not he will be able to return this season. He will certainly be missed. However, the Wildcats have pride and to- getherness and they will hus- tle to make up for this loss. Next Friday the 'Cats go to Cottonwood for what will defi- nitely be the toughest game yet. A great crowd was in Baker last Friday night and I know the team plays harder when the fans are there, so make the trip to Cottonwood and support the Wildcats as they go for their fourth straight win. !i got the offense it over for the a 16 yard Matthews .... conversion some points they would the Gators. ~yRay Huc- in the Ba- could get center. Huc- tackler as he was 9 of them Gundrum also played games. Gators Yards and 27 and Larry leaders in a rolled up lZq ~ad 74 yards a 6.2 yard compiled 44 averaging 5 of 56 yards, on the re- 0f them for 16 end Jerome 2 passes for 3 in a row. . STEPHENSON ROBERT STEPHENSON REGISTERS AT A JACKSON SEMINARY Robert Lane Stephenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Newt Stephenson, of 2007 W. Wood- land Dr., Dothan, Alabama, has registered as a junior student for the fall semester at the Reformed Theological Semi- nary, Jackson, Mississippi. A 1968 graduate of Florala High School, he received his B. A. degree this summer from Belhaven College, Jackson. At Belhaven he was mentioned on LOCKHART GOVERNING BODY- Seated is who was elected Mayor of the Town of Lock- It Municipal Elections. Councilmen, who will next four years are from loft: Hobson Vann, G. Reynolds, Eugene Blrge and Glen and Ward were re-elected from the old Coun- served as Town Clerk the p~tst six years. ~d Council took the oath of office Monday night Judge Clyde Love administering the oath. and Mayor met with the new group and out- eson gave a financial report as to the con- . . HARRISON ROBERT HARRISON ATTENDS NALU CON V ENTI ON Robert L. Harrison, agent for Liberty National Life In- surance Company in FI0ra/a, took part last week in the 1972 annual convention of The Na- tional Association of Life Un- derwriters, (NALU), at the Hy- att Regency Atlanta and Mar- riott Hotels in Atlanta, Georg- ia. Mr. Harrison is National Committeeman for the An- dalusia Association of Life Un- derwriters. The NALU Na- tional Council is the delivera- tire body ofth ll0,000-member trade organization, largest and oldest group of its kind in the world. In addition to participating in National Council convention meetings, Mr. Harrison was in- volved in other important dis- cussions on life insurance pro- duct development and merchan- dising and life underwriter as- sociation activities of interest and benefit to the nation's 140 million policyholders and underwriters alike. Headquartered in Wash- ington, D. C., NALU is the professional orga.nization of life insurance agents, general a- gents and managers, largest and oldest group of its kind in the world. It has over 900 local affiliates in all states, the District of Columbia, and overseas. The NALtJ annual convention attracted over 2,500 delegates from across the United States and several foreign countries. The week-long program (Sep- tember 24-28) featured pro- minent speakers from govern- ment, industry and the life in- surance business. -- l NEW CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD MEETING MONDAY NIGHT The first regular meeting of the new city council will be held, this Monday night at 6 o'clock at the Florala City School Lunch Room. All meetings of the City Council are open to the public and you are encouraged to at/end. Business to t~ considered at this meeting will be the ap- plications for police for the City of Florala. Applications are still being given and all ap- plicants are asked that their application be in by Monday Noon, October 9, 1972. Other business will be the finance condition and a budget hearing in connection with this coming year. All agencies that participate in the cities revenue are asked to attend this meeting as to let known their needs for the coming year. Also the citizens are re- minded that for as- sistance or complains as to the cities operation must be in writing so as to give a clear picture and for item of record. PLANN ING COMAIISSION TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING OCTOBER 12 A public hearing~ as required by Alabama law, will be con- ducted by the Planning Com- mission at the Florala City School Cafeteria at 7:00 p.m., on October 12, 1972. The pub- lic hearing is for the purpose of discussing the provisions of the land control ordinances with all interested citizens. The establishment of land development controls has be- come more prevalent with the evolutionary change of our land- scape from its rural to more urban characteristics. Land development laws have a closer relationship to the population than any other laws or regula- tions which have been adopted to make urban living more en- joyable and meaningful. The Florala community leaders want to prevent uncontrolled development to protect property rights, and to stabilize real estate prices and property taxes. To attain land develop- ment controls, a community must enact laws in accordance with applicable state statutes. All powers of the municipalities of Alabama are granted by the State Legislature and thepower to zone and regulate land sub- division is granted pursuant to the Authority of Title "37, Chapter 16, Code of Alabama, 1940 (as amended, 1958). The passage of land develop- the Dean's List, was a member ment laws will not cure mis- er the Christian Association Ca- takes "that have already binet, president of the Sopho- .happened since such laws can- more Class, and basketballma- not I~ made retroactive. When ringer. He is a member ofTrini- these laws are passed, they re- ty Presbyterian Church, Dothan. cognize the existing general Last summer, Stephensonpatterns of the city as it is worked for Delta Airlines, and at the time of passage of these for the two previous summers laws. was employed at Camp West- The Florala Planning Corn- minister, Atlanta, Georgia. mission is proposing to the Reformed Theological Semi- Florala City Government the nary is an independent acade- adoption of land control or- mic institution established dinances which contain: seven years ago in Jackson Definitions of terms used in with 17 students. Current en- the ordinances. rollment is 130 students drawn Establishment of districts for from 20 states and three re- residential, commercial, in- reign countries, dustrial, and public uses. The Seminary serves allGeneral provisions for branches of evangelical Chris- classification of streets, off- tianity, but especially churches street parking and loading, vi- of the Presbyterian and Re- sion clearance, non-conforming formed faith. CONTINUED TO PAGe 4 dition c~ tim town and turn~ over tim adminis~-ative duties to the new Mayor. He gave his farewell address and gave the new Mayor "some words of advise*' and pledged his cooperation support in an advisory capacity whenever needed. Mayor Tlmmerman expressed his appreciation to the ont.. going administration for the outstanding Job ~ey had accom plished during the past four years. The new administration held an organizational session. Coun. cilman Edward Ward was elected Mayor ProTern and Fire Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department. L.E. Clements was appointed by the Council as Town Clerk, the place held by Mayor Tlmmer- man the past six years. FLORALA'S NEW ADMINISTRATION took over their duties of office Monday night in impressive ceremonies Monday night when Probate Judge Leland Enzor administered the oath of of- fice, The meeting was held at the Florala City School Lunch- room and was attended by several hundred persons. A social Period was enjoyed following the meeting. For the first time in the history of the City of Florala two we- men have been elected to serve on the city's governing body. Both were elected with a very complimentary vote indicating the confidence the people have in their ability. Pictured from left: Councilman Victor Anderson, Council- man Wilson Jones, Councilwoman Chick Hutchinson, Mayor Joe R. Evans, Mayor Joe R. Evans, Councilwoman Sybil Mickler, and Councilman Harold Wise. . ]~.r In a well attended meeting Tuesday night at the Florala City School Lunch Room, Judge Leland Enzor gave the oath of office to Mayor Joe R. Evans and council members, J. Wil- son Jones, Victor Anderson, Harold Young, Venia "Chick" Hutchinson and Sybil Mickler. Presentation of plaques were given to outgoing Mayor C. E. Buffalow and past mayors A. H. Lurie, Sam Jackson and David Garner. Unable to at- tend were past mayor Way- land Mills and A. B. Lowery. Prior to this meeting a plaque was presented to City Re- corder Philmore Carter for outstanding service of over 10 years as City of Florala Re- corder. In a short business meeting the council was organized into the following committees. J. Wilson Jones, Finance Chair- man with members, Sybil Mick- ler and Venia "Chick" Hutch- inson; Victor Anderson, Streets and Sanitation Chairman with Wilson Jones and Venia "Chic[" Hutchinson; Harold Young, Fire Department Chair- man with Victor Anderson and Sybil Mickler members; Venie "Chick" Hutchinson, Youth and FLORALA CITY COURT DATES ARE SET Mayor Joe R. Evans has been appointed by the City Council to serve as City Recorder and Councilman Victor Anderson to serve as deputy recorder. Victor Anderson will also ap- prove bonds and issue war- rants as will the city clerk and chief of police. The regular meeting of the city court will be held on the First Saturday of each month. The hour is 9 a.m. and will be held in the City Hall Building in the old council room. Offenders meeting court will be tried in a fair manner and his rights made known to him. i No longer will the practice of HAROLD WISE - State Representative is pictured being wel- paying fines by the week or corned to the organizational meeting of the Florala City Council month allowed. Any person Monday night by Mayor Joe R. Evans. Mayor Evans expressed so convicted who must pay a appreciation to Representative Wise for the interest he has shown fine will be required to do so toward the district since hebecame a member of the State Govern- or serve at City Labor at the rate of $7.50 per day. In ing Body. I I I I cases where offender has a family to support, this maybe cab be served on Saturdays until the fine is paid. The City Court shall be run in a fair manner and persons who are summoned before it must not contact or have con- CITY PUTS UP MONEY Sl O0 Reward Offered For Information On Crimes tact made to the City Recorder Mayor Joe Evans, announced for special consideration. THIS at the organizational meeting IS IN VIOLATION OF CITY of the City Council that a $100 AND STATE LAWS IN RE- reward was being offered for GARD TO THE OPERATION the arrest and conviction of OF THIS COURT. person or persons responsible for the breaking and entering DICKINSON TO of homes in Florala. KICK OFF COVINGTON In prior weeks the home of COUNTY CAMPAIGN Mrs. Betty Patterson and this week C. H. Wallis were bro- Congressman Bill Dickinson keR into and personal belong- will kick-off his" Covington ings taken. Cotinty campaign for re- In this paper a form is printed election to Congress in An- dalusia Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at his campaign head- quarters on South 3-Notch across from the Public Library. Refreshments, music and en- tertainment will be featured. Everyone is invited to attend the Open House kick-off cam- paign Saturday morning in An- dalusia and at Red Level at 1:30 p.m. He will go from Red Level to Gantt for open house at 2:30 p.m. and will return to Andalusia. Saturday night Congressman Dickinson will be at the Coving- ton County Fair. Dickinson has that can be used in giving po- lice information as to suspects. Any person having information as to the identity and evidence of stolen goods can fill this form out and mail to the Flo- rala Police Department. A num- ber needs to be placed on the been handicapped as t9 visiting the district because of the con- stant sessions of Congress and has only been able to be in the District during week-ends. Congressman Dickinson will visit Florala on November 1st. Time and place will be an- nounced later this month. Recreation Chairman with Harold Young and Wilson Jones members; Sybil Mickler, Police Chairman with Victor Anderson and Harold Young members. Also adopted at this meeting was a resolution for matching funds under LEPA Grant of $9320,37 of which the City of Florala's part is $2330.09. This will provide for a salary of patrolman and a new police car for the city. The council also appointed Mayor Joe R. Evans and Councilman Wctor Anderson to serve as City Recorder and Deputy Recorder for the City of Florala. Oaths of office were given by Judge Leland Enzor. The city clerk, Chief of Police and Deputy Recorder were authorized to sign war- rants and approve bonds for the city. The council also established the time and place of the re- gular meetings of the council which would be the 2rid and fourth Monday nights at 7 o'clock at the Florala City School Lunch Room. Harold Young was elected Chairman Pro-Tempore of the council to serve in the Mayors absence from the meetings of the council. A motion was made providing all administrative offices not filled by this meeting and em- ployees of the City of Florala shall confine in their respective duties temporarily pending such time as the council shall make permanent appointments. form and the person mailing it in would keep this number to his knowledge so as to use in claiming his reward. Only by the help of citizens can the police break this rash of robbery and breaking in. If any citizen sees activity of suspicious nature around neigh- hers home they should report this at once to the Florala Police Department. PAXTON PTA TO HOLD FIRST MEETING TONIGHT Paxton's PTA will hold its first meeting of the year, Thursday evening, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. "Open House" will be held. Chapter Presi- dent, Mrs. G. H. Kyle, has requested that all parents, teachers, and friends of the Paxton school make plans to attend this important meeting, MA! ~'~ TO: IDENTIFICATION NUMBER Police Department City of Florala Florala, Alabama 26442 INFORMATION AS TO BREAKING AND ENTERING OF HOMES IN FLORALA OR INFORMATION AS TO STOLEN CARS TAKEN FROM CAR DEALERS IN FLORALA. DO YOUR DUTY HELP YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT TO MAKE FLORALA CRIME FREE