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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 3JECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1972 Alabama Second In Nation In Preserving Historical Plots THE FAMILY LAWYER JL COMPLETE ~NG COURSE - These practical nursing students at MacArthar Institute recently completed the scholastic requirements for graduation. Tne course consists of approximately four months of actual classroom studies under of a qualified instructor and eight months of practical procedures and duties The practical experience for each area of training is received in conjunction practical nursing offers a broad opportunity for service on a private basis as nursing homes, and clinics. A bright future is in store for persons who of work. are started three times each year - January, April, and September; however, ap- for admission will be accepted at any time during the year. the course are: (front left) Cassle Walker, Dorcas Morris, Drucilla Ship- Nettye Elliott, Marie Johnson, (back left)Sallie Kirk-patrick, Lois Davis, Debra Branum, Loretta I.~sk, Shirley Carnley, and Minnie Jones. Alabama stan~ second in the nation in preserving its historic landmarks according to match- ing Federal grants awarded by the U. S. Department of In- terior and revealed today for the State Historical Commission. I n t e r i o r officials awarded $323,978 in matching Federal grants to Alabama, an amount larger than the combined In- terior grants made to Geor- gia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Alabama's allot- ment for preserving its phy- sical evidences of the past was up more than 50 per cent over last year. Only South Carolina, with a $375,000 allotment, ex- ceeds Alabama for this fiscal year. Mile E. Howard, Jr., chair- man of the Historical Commis- sion said that the pre- requisites for obtaining interior grants include adequate local and state matching funds andthe amount of historic preservation activity underway in the state. The proposed projects for re- storation must also be listed on the National Register of His- toric Places The Commission's executive director, W. Warner Floyd, ex- plained that the recipients of the grant money will be selected by the agency's policy-makers in the near future. "Criteria for selection will include the historic, architectural, or SALE ENDS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH BY BEACON PILLOWS FILLED WITH "SUPER-SOFT" FOAM. ALLERGY-FREEI DUST AND PROOF! WILL NOT MILDEW! 72" X 90" CHOOSE FROM 5 COLORS 1ST QUALITY TO. $2. O0 50% ACRYLIC 50% :R I?'x ~' ROLLS It's Pyrex Brand Savings Time ! Your special fall savings set includes 1-qt., 1V2-qt., and 2V2-qt. covered casseroles. Bake, serve, and save in six popular patterns: Ideal for Thanksgiving Day and the gift-giving season. 3-piece casserole set EVER EADY "D" SIZE FO R FOR $7.95 VALUE LIMIT 10 PER CUSTOMER POWDER *LEMON FRESH * 14 OZ. CAN * BLEACH ES STAINS AWAY! C&NS LARGE SIZE DOT 3 SPECS. DUTy E AN C AN S CANS 45 OZ. $1.39 SIZE QUAKER STATE $1.4951ZE OR 20W ANP 30W ICON OR HI DETERGENT QTS. 12 PER CUSTOMER 98 SIZE . DeFUNIAK SPRINGS . CRESTVIEW archaeological significance of the landmark, threat of demo- lition, public twnership, andthe amount of local support shown," Floyd said. He said until the statewide survey of historic, ar - chitectural, and archaeological landmarks is completed a size- able portion of the award must be used for inventory and the preparation of a State plan of historic preservation. The grants to 47 states and two territories totaled $5.4 mil- lion. $1.3 million went to the National Trust for Historic Pre- servation. Three states and three territories will receive no Federal financial assistance from Interior for Federal Fis- cal 1973 which began July 1. New York with $290,000 ranks third behind Alabama, and Cali- fornia stands seventh with $167,000. Other states among the top ten in current Interior grants are: 4. North Caro- lina ($236,000); 5. Virginia ($1 9 4,0 0 0); 6. Florida ($1 8 2,0 0 0); 8. Maryland ($142,000); 9. Delaware ($141,000); and 10. Pennsylvan- ia, with $133,000 for historic preservation matching funds Last year Alabama received $193,567 in matching Federal money, the larger part going toward survey and planning. Fendall Hall in Eufaula, one of the South's finest Italianate homes, was acquired with matching Federal funds and is being restored. Fort Toulouse, located in Elmore County, received matching money for archaeological research and de- velopment. Survey and planning grants were allotted last year to the following governmental and edu- cational groups: the City of Demopolis, the Talladega Coun- ty Commissioner's Court, the City of Mobile, the City of Flo- rence, Tuskegee Institute, the University of Alabama in Bir- mingham, the University of Ala- bama at Tuscaloosa, the Ala- b a m a-Tombigbee Regional Planning and Development Com- mission, the Central Alabama Planning and Development Com- mission, Florence State Univer- sity, and the Birmingham Re- gional Planning and Develop- ment Commission. In three fiscal years from 1969 through 1971, Alabama was awarded $97,769.08 from the In- terior Department. $30,000 of this allotment was used to match grants for acquiring St. Stephens in Washington County, Alabama's territorial capitol, and the restoration of Her- ton Mill Covered Bridge in Blot,~t County and the J. C. Francis Doctor's Office and Apothecary Shop (1850's) in Cal- houn County. INTEREST Automobile purchases are a special problem for many peo- ple. A car and the paperwork which usually accompanies its sale are both complicated for most people to understand com- pletely. This complexity makes it possible for some car dealers to take advantage of consumers. Here are some ways you can avoid problems with your auto- mobiles: Check the reputauon ol tu~ agencies, car lots or repair shops you are considering doing business with before you begin to shop. Make the salesman or re- pairman talk in terms of total price, not dollars per month. Be sure his stated total price corresponds with the price on the contract you sign. If a salesman in an agency of lot begins to apply "Un- comfortable" sales pressure, bow out quickly. If you have to borrow money to make a down payment or "pick-up" payment, you pro- bably can't afford the car. Re- member, if you have to let the car go back, (be re- possessed), you'll still have to pay off that down payment loan. Written warrenties and gua- rantees are important. Make sure that you understand exactly what they way, because some elaborate guarantees may not provide as much protection as they apperr to. Remember, oral guarantees are un- reliable. Get the dealer's pro- mises in writing. U n I e s s yo u r warrenty specifies whether parts and/or labor are covered, you do not, in effect, have a warrenty. Before you buy a used car, it is wise to have your mechanic check it over. He can check the braises, compression, trans- mission, shocks and general engine and body condition in a matter of minutes. There are also very complete automotive diagnostic centers available in some areas. It is money well spent for protection and peace of mind. If you need repairs to your car, get three or more esti- mates from reputable fran- chised firms, and make sure he estimate you select will be ainding. Remember, if your trans- mission falls out a block down the street after you sign the contract and you don't have a warrenty in writing, you've just bqt:,'ht yourself a hugh repair bill! PAGEZ I EVENT OF SATURDAY AND SUNDAY I | About twenty thousand people festival will be a national sling- Ever spread a little sorghu~ will make their annual pilgram- shot shooting contest, ghost hot from the copper pan directl~ age into yesterday to participate tales by the author of "Thir- on a hot buttered Baptist bis~ in the 10th Annual Folk Festival teen Ghosts Stories" and a cuR? at Horse Pens at Steele, Ala- bama, October 7 and 8. Georgia Folk Games will have a featured role during the Festival. The games are based onthose brought from Georgia to North Alabama by Aaron Cantrell in 1896. Some date back to the English Kings of the 15th Cen- tury. Others even have re- ferences to the pagan world be- fore the time of Chirst. Starting with a few of the games this year, the Georgia Folk Games will soon become the center around which the en- tire festival is based. Other new events at this old "Dating" a Disease If you need an operation but have no hospital insurance, you might get the following bright idea: take out insurance first, then have the operation. Obviously, the insurance com- panies would not like this sort of thing. To prevent it, health insurance policies often say you are not covered for a "pre-exist- ing" illness--that is, an illness you already had when you bought the insurance. But when does a disease really begin? Fixing a specific date is not always easy. In one sense, in terms of latent susceptibility, a disease may be traced all the way back to birth. As a poetic judge once put it: "The seeds of death are sown when the first breath of life is drawn." bluegrass festival. They'll come mainly because they are lovers of folk drama, thrown pets, quilts, bluegrass music, Baptist biscuits and one of the most bedacious hunks of geography. It's easy to explain how this festival has struck up a lasting love affair with the thousands. It's a banjo talking on top of Big Biscuit Rock, the wham of Aunt Pluma's stove door as she pulls out the Baptist Bis- cuits, the zing and plunk of Boy Lovejoy's slingshot down Ever tasted peanust plucke$ from the patch this morning an~l dipped from a boiling, blact pot a moment ago? h cool slice of Chandler Mountain'S famous tomatoes on a crispy~ hot hunk oi chicken toasted over Hickory sassafras? The Arts and Crafts will be on display from 9 a.m. till sundown both days. The blue- grass festival will be all day both days. The play, "Everyman", will be presented at 2 p.m. both days, Georgia Folk Games at by the sweetgum thicket .... 2:30 both days, "Nothing But. the lilting high notes of Ulus Gourds" at 3:15 both days~ Johnson from Hog Mountain The sorghum mill will b~ with his old family holler, running all day beth days. " It's the loud silence afterFirst eliminations for thd' Gabriel blows his horn from hollering contest will be at Cloud Nine opening "Every- a.m., Saturday with finals at, man" (Chandler Mountain Style) 4 p.m. on Sunday. ~ . . the low bubbling of sor- The National Sling Shot Shoot=~ ghum in Willie Smith's copper off will be at 11 a.m. and 4 pan as the play begins. It's the whomp of a grape- vine striking the ground to the jump rope rhyme brought all the way from England, and down t h r o u g h North Carolina, Georgia and then to Alabama. It's all these sounds mingled to bring the sweetest noise that ever quivered your ears. It's seeing and feeling the tex- tures of homespun quilts old as silk and smooth-fired pets. It's sweetgums turning to their coats of many colors, blackgums going red . . . the waxy orange of the sour- wood trees. But wup! The taste. That's what'll drive you mad. p.m. on Saturday only. Quilts will be on display both days with prizes presented at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The "Wizard of Oz" will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday only. Ghost Tales will be on Sun- day only, intermittentty throughout the day. Bring along an old wrap a- gainst the thin mountain air and shoes that fit for rock- trail hiking. Horse Pens 40 may be reached from the Oneonta or Steele exits off 1-59 Between Birmingham and Gadsden. In the event of excessive rain the festival will be held the following week-end. ct i But the law generally dates a disease from the time when "dis- coverable symptoms" first appear. Take the case of a woman who had a gall bladder operation. The insurance company refused to pay her expenses, because she had had occasional stomach pains before taking out the policy. "Those pains," argued the com- pany in a court hearing, "mean she must have already had gall bladder trouble at that time. Therefore, it was 'pre-existing'." But the court disagreed and up- held the woman's claim. The judge said mere pain was not a clear enough signal of what she had. Suppose the disease is already known and simply gets worse. That usually is not covered. One man had cataracts when he bought a disability insurance policy. His sight gradually faded, and he finally became blind. Was this a pre-existing condition, ex- cluded from his insurance cover- age? A court said it was indeed, be- cause the blindness was a natural, foreseeable development of an ailment he already knew he had. But in another case, a woman did collect for surgery on a bun- ion, made suddenly worse when she bumped into a door. The court said the change in her condition was so unexpected and so drastic that it could fairly be called a brand new affliction. A public service feature of the American Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar Associa- tion. Written by Will Bernard. 1972 American Bar Association Drugs have moved into the spotlight in recent years, pri- marily because we've found our children sniffing glue, taking speed, trying other drugs, literally "blowing their minds" -- and even dying. This phenomenon of lasting brain damage or sudden death from mind*altering drugs is a tragedy, to be sure, but it should not take our attention away from these kids' parents -- ourover- tranquilized, ever pill-pepping middle-aged Americans. This huge group of well- meaning people are doing them- selves a grest disservice as a result of their ignorance about their own bodies. With their frequently self-prescribed drugs to calm themselves clown or pep themselves up, they are asking for possible heart da- mage, and in turn, endangering their own lives. When a physician prescribes a drug as medicine, he very carefully weighs the risk of giving it to the patient against the risk of not doing so, be- cause he knows that tech- nically speaking all drugs are "poisons." (This does not apply to vitamins and hormones given in small amounts to re- pair a deficiency.) Drugs are used as medicine because they exert on the body, or on the bacteria attacking it, one kind of poisonous effect which counteracts or reduces the effects of another kind of poisoning that we call disease. But even if a durg has been prescribed by a physician, it still should not be regarded as completely free of more or less harmful side effects. This should point up the danger to people who decide to takedrugs without prescription for what- ever pleasant or socially de- sirable effects they believe will be produced (pain killers, sleeping pills, alcohol, and tobacco are included here). Certain medications pres- cribed by physicians have been shown to cause heart damage i[ large doses are taken over long period of time. Some pep drugs (tricyclic and piperidind antidepressant groups) can cause changes in the heart rhythm. The second of these is also known to aggravate pre-existing coronary artery disease. One cardiologist, presenting a paper at a Heart Associatio~ seminar, reported that enlarge- ment of the heart, or even heart attacks could result from long-term intake of two other groups of drugs (phenotbiazid tranquilizers and imip~piin~ antidepressants). He suggested that if people are to take these drugs over long periods of time their doctors should take electro- cardiograms (to check on heart rhythm) and chest X rays (to check on heart size) every three to six months to detect possible changes. He also had found that heart damage and rhythm changes may last for months or even permanently after the drug intake has stopped. A strange and surprising ef- fect of still another group of antidepressant drugs which physicians prescribe (monoa- mine inhibitors) is that people who take them and also drink red wines or eat certain cheeses may show marked elevations of blood pressure. High blood pressure, if unchecked, can lead to heart attacks, stroke, or kid- ney disease. As for the mind-altering drugs, abused mainly by young people, none damages the heart directly, as far as we know. However, we do know that they have an adverse effect on the circulatory system, chiefly by acting on nerves regulating the heart beat and the function of peripheral blood vessels. The hundreds of deaths that occur every year in young persons taking these drugs result from their stopping breathing -- a result of the drugs' direct ef- fect on the respiratory center. EXPERIENCED SEWING MACHINE GOOD WORKING CONBITION5 REGULAR EMPLOYMENT WILL TRAIN SOME IF NECESSARY APPLY ROBERT WPIITAKER P.O. BOX 321 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 10-5 3tc