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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 3JECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1972 0 eet THE FHS Homecoming court for 1972. They are from left to right: Mary Kathryn Williams, Linda Birge - Queen, Charlotte Gilmore and Patricia Carroll. e ecomlng homecoming is Willie F. Williams, of Florala, greatest yet! Alabama. Her escort will be court was se- Horace Armstrong. Y, with all girls Football sponsor is Miss ball be-Charlotte Gilmore, a senior, class and her guardians are Mr. and. le entire student her guardians are Mr. and sponsor wa~Mrs.C. T. Woodham, of football team. own es- the student body in Florala Florala, Alabama. Her escort will be David Corbitt. Junior Attendant is Miss Mary Kathryn Mitchell, a junior, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dow Mitchell, of Florala, Alabama. She will be escorted by Bill Sellars. "s queen is Miss a senior, and the and Mrs. E. R. Alabama. Will be Randy is Miss a senior, and of Mr. and Mrs. of Florala, Will be escorted Up is Miss a junior, and Mr. and Mrs. t lE SPIRIT OF birit of success is in the Freshman SHOWN IS THE Hneman of the week, Willie Ray Hueluwaa and Jerome Woodham, this weeks' back of the weekl Woodham, Huckabaa The people of Florala and the student body of F. H. S. are privileged to have Mr. Paul Godwin as football coach this year. Coach Godwin graduated from Andalusia High School and con- tinued his education at Living- ston University. His wife, Linda, is from Opp, Alabama. The God- wins have one son, John Da- vid, who is two years old. The Godwins came to Flo- rain from Geneva. While as- sistant coach in Geneva, his football record for five years in- cluded twenty-nine wins and five EDITORIAL ELECTION 72' A BIG ISSUE In November of this year, American citizens will be faced with the task of choosing a po- litical leader or head of state for our country. He must be clear headed, completely con- fident, and he must appeal to us, the voting majority. As happens every four years, we discover that our favorite television programs are in- terrupted by this familiar line: "The regularly scheduled pro- gram will not be seen tonight in order that we may bring you the following paid political pre- sentation." Now, just think a minute. How many of us reach to turn our sets to another channel to avoid the :. political hs:ssel and cOr-" ruption? Sure, most of us do. We could care less about hear- ing one candidate "sling mud" at another. They all begin like fairy tales, with one slight alter- ation. Instead of beginning with "once upon a time".., they be- gin with "if I'm elected.." We fail to realize the fact that these programs are de- signed to get us more aquainted and Juniors arev . . -. w u*s*an'l;n" the halls victory walls. striving for the can get matter now so a't object. officers to start es near and far night. my friend, look Winning for our studying for Improve, I'm year is out all we want in without a doubt. The Florala Wildcats were the guests of the Baker Gators at Gator Stadium Friday night. The Wildcats came out fight- ing early in the first quarter as Caraway threw a touchdown pass to Jerome Woodham. The next score came when Caraway went around end on a keeper that stunned the Gator defense. The Wildcat defense was really on the ball throughout the entire game. Leading the defense was Willie Ray Hucka- ban with 9 individual tackles and 4 assists. Following close behind were defensive tackles Romanual Gundrum and Clyde Chambers. Romanuel raked in 7 individuals with 3 assists. Clyde Chambers had 6 indivi- duals and 2 assists. The offensive team was mov- ing along as strong as the de- fense. The Wildcats were cre- dited with 127 yards rushing over the Gators 83 yards, 56 yards passing and the Gators only had 27. The total yard- age for Florala was 183 yards, the Gators II0. Florala re- ceived I0 first downs and 4 fumbles. Baker had 5 first downs and 3 fumbles. At the end of the game the Wildcats were victorous 14-0. The '72 Wildcat team has al- ready made football history in Florala with a record of 3-I. With the help of the Wildcat i i coaching staff and the support of all our fans the Wildcats will win more and more. "See you at homecoming." DROP OUTS by Ben Martih Life is queer with its twists and turns, A~ everyone of us some- times learns, And many students turn about, When they might have won had they stuck it out. And they learned too late when the night came down, How close they were to the cap and gown. THE first year Agriculture boys were ini- dressed in the garb ~at was required. ArsnJt they cute? PFA Club. S~own are some of the new members- PAGE 9 losses. Mrs. Godwin has taught school for five years and is presently teaching kindergarten at Paxton High School. As everyone knows the Flo- rain Wildcats are on the win- ning track this year. CoachGod- win seems to have instilled in the minds of the players that they can and will win when they run onto the field. He says that the team and the coaches need the continued support of all Wildcat fans. The people of Florala would like to extend a warm welcome to a fine family and super coach. with the views of the candidate. As a result, we cast our vote in almost complete ignorance and then we complain because of the results or because the elected official fails to meet his requirements. Then whose fault is it? Sometimes I wonder. This election, being a presi- dential election, has more importance and impact on us than ever before. The results will affect everyone regardless of color, sex, or political par- ty. Therefore, we need to be well informed. Voting requires good judgment and common sense (a gift not granted to some of us!). There will, or should, be a few F. H. S students voting in this election. Soplease, use your heads. Don't be influenced by ,.som~ne else. Stand up for what ~b~ou believe, Vote for the can- ~lidate of your choice (and we hope it's a good one!). It's our privilege. Use it wisely. Editor. DISIDERATA PLACIDLY AMID THE NOISE AND HASTE AND REMEMBER WHAT PEACE THERE MAY BE IN SILENCE AS FAR AS POS- SIBLE WITHOUT SURRENDER be on good terms with all per- sons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and agressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others; you may become vain and bit- ter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achieve- ments as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it is real possession in the chang- ing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your own business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affec- tion. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridi- ty and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sud- den misfortune. But do not dis- tress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gen- tle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, what- ever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy con- fusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. The origin of this poem is not known but it was found in Old Saint Paul's Church, Bal- timore, dated 1692. With life's ups and downs, I believe it establishes an ideal philosophy of life. I think we should ALL read it with open minds and abide by it. Cindy Woodham THE PERFECT HOMECOMING The Wildcat Homecoming Game is coming up on the 13th of this month and I'd like to print an idea of the perfect Homecoming, especially for all the loyal fans and supporters who are cheering "their" Wild- cat Team on to Victory. One of the most important things a team can have to back them up in support is plenty of school spirit. Our team has shown what they can do when they really put it all together, so let's show them what we can do when it comes to real school spirit! I know the cheer- leaders and Coach Godwin will appreciate it, not to mention the football boys. Of course, with all this spirit and enthusiasm, one has to think "positive." When Florala's football team does its thing and secures a Homecoming Victory, everyone who's able to will be ready to throw a real victory celebra- tion. Certainly, such a great school as ours can show its foot- ball boys some real apprecia- tion. Let's show them that: Whatever our opinion of Homecoming may be, whatever it may seem; There'll be enthusiasm and spirit, cos we'll support our team! TRUE WILDCAT SPIRIT Whatever happened to tl:e "good ole days" when every- one was running over with that good ole Wildcat spirit? When everyone ran around yelling that "world reknown" cheer: Rooty toot toot, Rooty toot toot, Brother Charlies' Insti- tute. We don't smoke, Dip, nor chew, But, OH, that football we can do! Now I'll agree that there wasn't much to yell about last year. But this year we're play- ing and winning! Dig that! But if we don't start yelling now we may not have anything to yell for later. Our Wild- cat team needs your mouth! So let's yell. Let's show every- one that we, the students of F. H. S., can and do have TRUE WILDCAT SPIRIT!!! TEACHERS by Ben Martin When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When cares are pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Success is failure turned in- side out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, Don't give up though the pace seems slow, You may succeed with another blow, So stick to the rule when you're hardest hit, It's when things seem the worst that you mustn't quit. nnounce$ THE OPENING OF HER OFFICE OF PEDIATRICS FOR INFANTS, CHILDEREN AND ADOLESCENTS LOCATED IN THE FLORALA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT CLINIC Office Hours Are 9-1 2 And 1-5 MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MORNING THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOONS. With Doxol you don't have to let the expense of buying a tank stop you from enjoying safe, clean LP gas in your home today. WE'LL MAKE YOU A BETTER DEAL. save on Let us tell you how much time and money you can save by switching to Doxol now during our pre-winter special. L i