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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION DISSEMINATION STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. P AGE 2 N Wood Avenue Flower Club Holds Meeting Thursday The Wood Avenue Flower Club met Thursday, September 21 in the home of Mrs. Camilla Scho- field with eight members and one guest present. Following prayer by Marcus Cook every- one assembled in the dining room for a covered dish sup- per The meeting was called to or- der by the presideg{, Marcus Cook. After rqll c~ll the club The meeting was called to or- der by the president, Marcus Cook. After roll call and the club collect, a short business session was held and a nominat- ing committee was appointed to select prospective members to serve as officers for the coming year. Officers will be elected at the next meeting. After the business session the Club was dismissed with the Lord's Prayer. The next meeting of the Club w~ll be October 19 at 6:30 inthe evening. All Club members are urged to be present RUgMAGE SALE TO BE HELD AT FLORALA FIRST ASSEMBLY A rummage sale will be held at the First Assembly of GOd Church Saturday, October 7 from 9 a. m. until 5 p.m.. Everyone is invited to attend the sale and select from the large selection which will be on display CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST TO HAVE HOMECOMING The Clear Springs Baptist Church is having its home- coming Sunday, October 8. Everyone is invited to join in fellowship. Raymond Williams will be the guest speaker. Brother Harris and the church membership in- vites everyone to attend and take a covered dish for the dinner hour. - PERSONALS - E. T. Short, Sr., of Pen- sacola, accompained by W. A. Stokes, visited friends in Florala. Short is a native of Florala, leaving here in 1918 but has continued to keep in touch with his hometown during the years. Mrs. Leon Brandon and son of Citronell spent Sunday with her father, Walter W. Hedge and Mrs. Hedge. SP-4 Ross Wright, Jr., Donnie and Dale Franklin and SP-5 Harris LeMaire have re- turned to Germany after spend- ing their 30-day leave from duties in the United States Army with family and friends. Miss Mary Jane York of Dothan spent Monday night with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. York. - PERSONALS - Mr. and Mrs. Herman Snggs and Mr. and Mrs. George Dunn and Kathy had a most enjoya- ble weekend with their children, Ricky and Glenda who flew over from Pinevilla, La., and landed on Florala's Memorial Air Strip. Ricky has just received his private license and took off for a ride over Florala, Opp, Laurel Hill and Crestview. In- terested persons are hoping that the Florala Airport can be im- proved so that airplanes can be kept there overnight. At the present pilots have to take their plane back to Crestview for sto- -age and fueling. Mrs: Alma Johnson visited her husband, Grover, in the Veteran's Hospital in Tuskegee for the week-end. Friends and relatives will be happy to know that he is improving. The Truth Shall Make You Free GOD DiED LAST NIGHT It is very possible that some morning you will pick up the local newspaper, and the headlines will read, "God was officially declared dead at 11:40 P. M. last night." Casting the paper aside and counting the headlines as only a joke, you turn on the television for your morning program; but instead of your program, there is a news special. The announcer is saying, "At 11:40 P. M. last night word was received here in the newsroom that God has been declared dead." You turn the channels and find that all programs have been canceled and that news of the death of God is on all networks. You sit down and listen as the newscasters describe the events that brought about the death of GOd as follows: Gathered in a neutral country, all the religious leaders of all faiths had come together to debate this important issue. Was God dead or alive? ThiS questi0nhad been upon the minds of many for a number of years, but no one until now had really examined the evidence. Now, after many long weeks of debate and presentation of evidence, it was voted unanimously that God is dead. Some of the evidence which was presented was that God had said that he was going to return and rapture the church, also stating that He would cause fire and brimstone to be rained out of Heaven to destroy what remained upon the earth. This was presented as Exhibit "A" and receivedby unanimous vote on the grounds that God had not been able to keep His word. The lack of fear in men's lives of God's returning some day was offered as Exhibit "B". Seeing that the fear of God in men's lives is a natural tendency and that men no longer have any fear of God, it is reasonable to assume that God no longer exists. This Exhibit "B" was received by unanimous vote also. The third statement of evidence labeled as Exhibit "C" stated that God has said that He was love. Everyone was in agreement that love no longer exited in he world and voted unanimously for Exhibit "C". Then, there #ere many who testified to unanswered prayers and the lack of the Spirit. After all the evidence was submitted and de. bated for several days, there was no one there who could offer any reasonable explanation as to where God was or what he was doing. In order to once and for all settle the question that had gone unanswered for centuries, God was officially declared dead. Many of the religious bodies seemed to be relieved that the meeting was over, and they could return to their homes. As one was leaving, we were able to ask this question, "What will the religious world do now thatGod is dead7" Incidentally, this delegate was from one of the large churches of the U. S. A. He said that he didn't feel that God's being dead would change things any because most of the churches had been operating without Him for several years now, and His dying would not be noticed. In fact, another delegate from one of our northern churches said that he was glad the decision was reached because it would give the church much more freedom to do as they pleased. When one of the leading members of the delegation was asked about the burial of God's body, he replied, "Since we are unable to come up with His body, we have suggested that each church conduct its own funeral for God without His body, and it was suggested that near each church a tomb. stone be placed with the lettering 'God Died 1970' upon it." This would always serve as a reminder that God no longer exists. Now, I stated that this might happen some day. For all practical purposes some churches and religious heads have already cast their vote that God is dead. My sinner friends, if man should tell you that God is dead, don't you believe them. No matter what evidence they may offer you, don't you believe it. Man is a liar from the'beginnlng. God is very much alive; God is NOT dead, If some of you think that you might escape judgment ff God would die, that's foolish thinking for it is impossible for GOd to die. If you don't believe that God is alive, Just wait around a little while; and you are going to stand before Him and see that He is very much still alive. MR. AND MRS. WALTER HODGE HOS T TRIO BIRTHDAY DINNER N@w arrivals Mr. and Mrs. Ewell N. Mauldin of Panama City, Flo- rida, announce the arrival of a baby girl, Faith Alleen, who came September 26, 1972. She weighed six pounds and four- teen ounces. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John A. McCollough of Clear Springs, Florida and Mr. and Mrs. Mauldin of Panama City. THIS 'N TH/ T By Vera Whiddon You may be the world's richest talker, but do not hope to be remembered as a talker unless you talk about every- thing, and always in the posi- tive, with no doubt, no hesi- tation, and not waiting for some- one offering a suggestiontodraw you out; for then you will be a millionaire of good talk whom everyone listens to with interest and not one that all are glad when the talk ends. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hedge were hosts Sunday, October 1 at a trio birthday dinner. Sun- day, October 1st was Walter Hedges' birthday. His sister, Mrs W. B. Stewart's birthday was Saturday, September 30th and Mrs. Hedges'sister's birthday, Mrs. Lee Morgan, who's birthday was Monday, October 2nd. Three birthdays in three consecutive days. They all celebrated together, enjoying pictures being made of the families and looking at old pictures of past years. A delicious dinner was pre- pared for the group and served buffet style, consisting of baked turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce, chicken and dumplings, roast beef, candied yams, string beans, casserole, creamed corn, rutabagas, pear salad, potatoe salad, pickles, rolls, cake, pies, tea and coffee. Twenty-six persons were present for this grand occasion. - PERSONALS - Mr. and Mrs. Hurley Hugh Bedsole and Kenneth of Hunts- ville, Alabama were guests of his aunt, Mrs. Easter Ward for the week-end and attended the funeral services for a long time family friends, Mrs Vassie McNeill. Additional Taxes Discussed By Paxton Town Council To the American people, re- gardless of their status, any form of taxation is a dirty word. Yet, on the other hand to provide an increasing de- mand for public services by the same people, any governing bo- dy, taxes is necessary evil, and Paxton's Town government is no exception. The need of additional funds were discussed at length by council by regular session Mon- day night, but instead of con- sidering imposing a 5% utili- ty tax, just for the sake of raising additional funds, were not the reason~ but as the coun- cil put it "for two specific reasons." It would provide needed funds to add a swim- ruing pool to the Paxton recrea- tion complex, which inthe coun- cil's opinions, along with the planned tennis courts, and soft- ball fields, would vastly increase operational revenues, and also the Council needs some sort of income to quali- fy for sharing in the Revenue Sharing Plan. The Revenue Sharing Plan is being enjoyed by most municipalities who have a 3 mill Ad Valorum tax, or the equivalent in other reve- nue. The Council made no fi- nal decision on the matter, but all agreed that if the informa- Ps B,,g tion were diseminated to the re- sidents with full understanding for the need, most would re- spend favorably. In other action the Council voted to advertise for bids on a new truck to be used by the city. Specifications can be picked up at the City Clerks office. Also the Council plans to provide additional street lights on completion of street improvements that are under- way. Along with other areas and sidewalks, providing the necessary funds are available. The latter, the council said, would be, in part, their plans of using the proposed utility tax. RURAL PEOPLE HELPED BY FHA LOANS More than three million rural people benefited from the super- vised loan programs of the U. S. Department of Agriculture's. Farmers Home Administration in fiscal year 1977.. They all shared in the record $2.8 bil- lion advanced by USDA's rural credit service during that period by acquiring better homes, strengthening farm operations, and improving their communi- ties. Housing loans, riding the crest of a three-year high re- cord, again set the pace with more than $1.6 billion advanced to families with incomes in the low-to-moderate range living in open country or rural towns up to 10,000 population. Farm families strengthened their hold on the land as they participated in a record $816 million advanced for operating and farm ownership loans. In- cluded in this amount was as- sistance advanced during na- tural disasters. Residents of small towns benefited from improved water and waste disposal facilities, financed with loans and grants of over $340 million, a new record in this category of as- sistance. National Administrator James V. Smith explained that more than 85 percent of the total amount loaned was pro- Vided by private lenders. Notes signed by borrowers are backed by the full faith and credit of the government when Ch k sold to investors. The inves- uc wagon "')rss money replenishes a re- POT ROAST volving fund so more loans Can 1 be made. "We believe there is an increasing awareness 3 to 4-pound bee[ blade or ~ among commercial lenders of pot-roast ? tablespoons flour the part they can play'in re- tablespoon salt V2~ teaspoon pepper vitalizing our rural areas," Mr. tablespoons cooking fat Smith added. "They are con- bay leaves I cup wateT tinuing to channel investment V~cup chopped onion funds into rural America at medium*sized potatoes, quartered record amounts to underwrite medium-sized carrots, sliced I package (10 ounces) ~-ozen the programs needed for bet- Brussels sprouts , ter housing and improved small- Flour for gravy Combine 3 tablespoons flour, town sewer systems." salt and pepper. Dredge pot-roast "Combined with the funds in seasoned flour. Brown in cook- made available through FHA ing fat. Pour off drippings. Add and those advanced by prt- ba~, leaves, water and onion. Cover rate lenders~" Administrator tightly and cook slowly 2 hours. Smith explained, "the total a- Add potatoes and carrots and con- variable credit to our borrowers tinue cooking 30 minutes. Add this year has exceeded a bil- Brussels sprouts and continue lion dollars for the first cooking until meat is tender and time. We have made a special vegetables are done, about 25 to effort to help young farmers, 30 minutes. Thicken cooking liquid for gravy, if desired. 6 to 8 serv- especially returning veterans, ings. to establish themselves on the soil." Farmers Home Administra- Premnted By tion credit programs, supple- Alabama Cattlemen's Assn. menting all other credit nor- Alabama CowBelim mally available in rural areas, B.J. Crowley's HOROSCOPE Week of October 1 LIBRA -- Love, beauty and the fine arts are important to those born under this sign. The Libran is energetic and enthusiastic. His lucky num- bers are 5 and 8. His lucky day is Friday. His best col- ors are gold and orange. LIBRA--Sept. 23 to Oct. 22-Do what you can for friends and neighbors, but don't let your good nature permit them to impose upon you. Stand up for your rights. SCORPIO -- Oct. 23 to Nov. 22--You are wrong to as- sume that you are always II I I I are carried on through more than 1,700 county offices throughout rural United States. For additional information concerning FHA programs, con- tact the local county office lo- cated in the Rhodes Building, corner of North 9th Street and Burdick Avenue (Glendale High- rida. BIBLE VERSE "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." 1. Of what part of the Bible is the above verse a part? 2. By whom was it believed to have been written? 3. Where may it be found? 4. How many Psalms are there in the Old Testa- meat? Answers To Bible Verse I. The Psalms. 2. King David and directed to his Chief Musician to be set to music. 3. Psalm 46:1. 4. 150. Pants, pants and more pants are being shown in smart shops. One pretty pants outfit is of satin and is very good for evening wear. Some of the pants suits are belted with the shirt but- toned up the front. THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY right. You must listen to the wishes and demands of others, givingtbem the same consideration you want for yourself. SAGITTARIUS-- Nov. 23 to Dec. 21 - Become diet conscious! Weight control and balanced diet are the key words for your good health. Planned menus are the answer. CAPRICORN--Dec. 22 to Jan. 19--Change for the bet- ter is indicated. If you are unhappy in your profession, explore the possibilities of getting into something you enjoy. AQUARIUS- Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 -- Be sympathetic with those who need sym- pathy, but don't be "easy" when someone asks for a loan. Start a savings pro- gram for yourself, PISCES-- Feb. 19 to March 20--There is a good chance of mutual recognition that you have a great deal in common with someone you care about! H a p p i n e s s abounds! ARIES-March 21 to April 20 - Buy the things you need for your home. Painting the outside of your home, adding to your kitchen equipment or purchasing new carpet may be examples of those things which need to be done. TAURUS-- April 21 to May 20-A pleasant week may be expected. Someone for whom you care will recipro.. cate with signs of deep af- fection. ::" 20-- "~ess! will be granted. 22-- goals if overtake you. ity behind y0U what you w LEO -- --A Financial able. Friends a VI RGO -" Aug 2 2 -- Someone offers a wet Adopt their set a for you. ~t starts right otter you finish cutting the grass tt grows again. And no matter how beautiful your lawn, taking care of it means just plain-hard work The new International Cadet 76 lawn tractor can help with those chores Priced jus? right- between the Cub Cadet lawn and garden tractors and the riding mowers, this httle tractor cuts any lawn down to s~ze fast Other IH iawn and garden tractors from 8 to 15 hp InternationI' lawn and Big 36 comes equipment v0r optional available. engine forward / Any way you cut it. ,. NELSON AVENUE * .............. DeF UNIAK SPRINGS, , , ...... , , Now is the Time for All Good Landowned To Come to the Aid of Their Country A Third Forest is now taking shape in the South... but it should be planted faster. Why? Studies show the South must provide trees for the majority of the nation's forest products by the year most of this land is not growing as much timber as it could, it must be planted and properly managed to achieve maximum productivity. To emphasize this far-reaching goal, the American Forestry Asso- ciation with the assistance of the .~.t d ed by F.C. Gragg, vice preSJ International Paper ComPany i- an American Forestry Assci@lp ,,0~ Director, who recently said, aim is simple. We want to Pta~t ,;lore trees." It You are invited to attend" 2000. That's more than twice the Southern Forest Resource Council would like more number of trees we are growing today. is sponsoring a National Tree Planting Conference in New Or- important conference Gragg at P.O. Box 2328, The vast majority of forest land in the South - 72% - belongs to non- industrial private owners. Since leans, October 22-26. We think the purpose of the conference has been amply express- Ala. 36601, or contact forester. @ INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY