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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. r:'-~ ? , - . , , + :', /,L- . A ESTABLISHED IN 19OO LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST ii i i ~ n n mn YEAR NUMBER 32 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY LOCATION OF 102 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS i i i i m_ 'THURSDAY, OCTOBER19, 1972 10 PER SINGLE COPY S J n,ost unusual and attractive objects to be pre= Florala News office was a lightwood knot found while stumping recently. Geohngan with the very attractive "knot." is in it's natural state but Mrs. Geohagan making it into a lamp. has four "Witches Knots" on it which it seems WOodsmen it is very unusual to find a light- many "witches knots." see this unusual lightwood knot to realize just is and at the same time how strange. Now on News. ~ ~i~ ~ / ill Mayor Joe R. Evans has signed a Proclamation for Pop- py Day which falls on Memo- rial Day Week, Veterans Day, a proper time for citizens to evidence their support of the Poppy Day activities of the American Legion Auxiliary by aiding the purchase and sale of the Veteran-made Poppies for memory's sake and so that a little touch of appreciation may reach the hands of hos- pitalized veterans. Mayor Evans calls upon all citizens of this area to cooperate and to extend a helping hand to the members of the Ameri- can Legion Auxiliary of Flora- la in this their most laudable activity - Poppy Day. There is a sacred symbo- fish in the fact that the paper poppies annually offered by the American Legion Auxiliary are in very reality made by the wounded hands of America's heroic veterans who must spend much or all of their remain- ing lives in special hospitals for disabled veterans. The toilsome manufacture of these poppies serves the dou- ble purpose of providing work through the long dull days of hospitalization, and of earning a few additional pennies of spending money, often badly needed; but also that of remind- ing those who are untouched by war of the sacrifices made by these veterans, and those like them, so that they will never be forgotten. People of this area treasures the memory of those who have defended the country in all of America's wars and desire to keep alive the spirit of patrio- tism, loyalty and love of God QUARTERBACK CLUB TO HOLD MEETING MONDAY NI GilT The Florala High School Quarterback Club will meet for a regular meeting Monday night, October 23, at 7 o'clock in the lunchroom. Last minute details of the Halloween Carnival will be decided. The Carnival will be featured Saturday night, Oc- AND FRANK HOLLOWAY tuber 28 at the old Armory building on South Fifth Street. Of "Frank" Living For the Monday night meet- ing Dicky Benjinger, a 3-year means a makes deceit These nlost frank men get to know. lot of Frank- remarka- the same ~. Only twelve century lived have or ailments. -~r at people age when seventies. of it is that )he another for each is still his work :s daily. is a very in- who creates use- metal. The making huge as any fac- letterman, will be the guest Springs. One of his birthday speaker. He plays defensive end presents last week was a rifle for Troy State University. Re with a telescope sight, will show films of the Troy- Mr. Brewer knows all about Jacksonville State game of1971. horse shoes and mule shoes, _ log chains, giant log wheels and ' .... wagon wheels. All of these he has .... made with his very capable hands. He continues to build ........ wheels of hand-hewn spokes fellows, rims, etc. He made the .... huge log wheels many people ~, have seen at the Paper Co. between Florala and Opp. He was born in the Clear Creek ............. area between Lockhart and An- dalusia. His home is now near Florala, Alabama. He works six days a week--diligently "at it" from early morning until late afternoon. He welds, drills, forges and grinds--operations needed to shape all types of metal into whatever his many customers are hLs friends who come to him, not only because of his ingenius ability to "fix anything," but also for the warmth of spirit and inspiration he always radiates as a che- rished bonus. Hehas no enemies CONTINUED TO PAGE 4 e I I, and Country by timely and ap- propriate observance of Poppy Day throughout the Nation. Mayor Evans stated in the Proclamation that this is a pro- per time for citizens to evi- dence their support of Poppy Day activities of the American Legion Auxiliary by aiding in the purchase and sale of the Veteran-made Poppies forme- mory's sake and so that a lit- tle touch of appreciation may reach the hands of hospitalized veterans. e (in France Lr One) is an with a gun. year he at Blue Congressman William L. "BIll" Dickinson of Alabama's Second Congressional District announced October 12 that the State of Alabama will receive $36 million dollars more under the Revenue Sharing Bill which passed in the House of Repre- sentatives than it would have under the formular of the Re- venue Sharing Bill whichpassed the House June 22 of this year. The Bill was approved by a vote of Z65 to 110. The bill which passed was a House and Senate compro- mise bill. "My principal reservation on supporting revenue sharing in the first place," said Dickin- flJ HOMECOMING QUEEN AND ATTENDANTS - Llnda Birge, center, was selected homecoming queen for theFlorala I-Ugh School homecoming footha11 game last Friday night at Matthews Stadium when the Wildcats defeated the Red Leval Tigers by a score of 35 to 0. Pictured from left: Mary Frances Williams, Junior runner- up; Mary Katherine Mitchell, Junior Attendant; Llnda Birge, Homecoming Queen; Charlotte Gilmore, Football Sponsor; Pa- tricia Carroll, Senior Attendant. See other pictures in the School News. Other pictures to be used next week. VICTORY STREAK GOES TO $ son, "was the unfair formu- HUNTING PERMITS far that would give New York AVAILABLE FROM State $38 per person and Ala- bama $Z6 per person. In other INTERNATIONAL words, the states that had more, The International PaDer Corn- got more. The formular was pany has an advertisement in changed in a conference between this issue of The Florala News C om House and Senate conferees, which will be of interest to and now Alabama will receive sportsmen of the area.By Robbi Horrison the Florala front four-denied $116.1 million instead of $80 Hunting permits are now The Florala Wiidcats cele- them, and Floralatnokovor oei million. Covington County will receive available for International Pa- brated Homecoming by thrash- downs. per Company lands in Coving- in_g the Red Level Tigers, 35-0 Red Level never managed to $454,678 under the Revenue ton County. More than 40,000 before a large crowd of eager get back in the ballgame again, Sharing Bill. Florala will re- ceive $320,000; AndalUsia acres of prime hunting land in fans. as Florala's powerful offense Covington County is open~o per- Florala struck early in the went to work. Bo Caraway found $89,947 and Opp $10,000. mit holders; more food plots contest as ace Quarterback Bo Robert James again for a 24 VETER AN'b DAY have been established and the Caraway threw a 17 yard scor- yard TD pass in the second deer and turkey outlook is good. ing strike to his split-end Ro- quarter. Larry Hamitton split OCTOBER 23 A new sportsmen's map of the bert James. Larry Hamilton the uprights on the conversion Veterans Day will be observed area will be issued with each booted the extra point to make to make it Florala 14, Red Le- on October Z3 in most states permit, it Florala 7, Red Level 0. eel 0. Later in the second quar- across the U. S. All veterans For the amount of permit The Red Level crew immedi- ier, the Wildcats had a first of the Armed Forces have been fees read their advertisement, ately shifted into a shotgun for- down on their own II. Cara- honored on this day since 1954 Personnel of the International mation and proceeded torunand way handed off to Alfred Whi- when Armistice Day, commem- Paper Company say: Let'swork pass their way down to the Flu- taker and the speedy fullback orating the end of World War I, together, enjoy our experiences rala one yaN line where it was charged 89 yards to paydirt. was changed to the broader as good conservationists andwe first and goal. Red Level tried Hamilton's kick was good and observance of Veterans Day. can look forward to coming four straight times to run it the score at halftime was Flu- back to better hunting in the over from the one, but each time rala 21, Red Level 0. -- future. For good, safe hunting company provisions are neces- sary and must- be observed." All the provisions are set out JAMES YORK, canter, gave the program at the Rotary Club Wednesday, October 11. He is a member of the Florala Plan. nfv~ Commission and stated that members of this Commis. stun had worked on plans for more than a year and that Zon- ing Plans are ready for a public hearing. Pictured with York is Neal Strickland, left and Bill Sellars, right, both from the Interact Club. An out-of-town guest wan Run HeLms ~ Birmingham. .... ..... in the booklet that will be given ......... with each permit. The booklet ..... includes a Sportsman's Map showing company lands in Co- vington County. JR. WILDCATS WIN FIFTH GAME THURSDAY i The Jr. Wildcats won their fifth game in a row last Thurs- day night when they played Samson winning ~8 - 0. A fum- ble was picked up in the third quarter for the first touchdown which set fire under the 'Cats. There was no holding them af- Early in the thin quarter: 13o Caraway: faded back to pass and hit sophomore end Jerome Woodham with a 29 yard pass for a touchdown. Hamilton again was called on for the extra point and nailed it right through, putting Florala ahead 28 - 0. In the fourth quarter, Bo Ca- raway shot a 45 yard pass to Robert James that carried to the Red Level 4 yard~ line. On the following play, Caraway took the flow left and peeled back on a quarterback reverse that fooled everybody and jogged in- to the endzone, but no touch- down. As I said, he fooled every- one including the officials who thought the ball was in the mid- dle and blew the play dead, however, this was a small mat- ter for Alfred Whitaker took a hand Off on the next play and charged in for the touchdown Larry Hamilton came in once again and kicked his fifth straight PAT making it Flo- rala 35, Red Level O, and wrapped up the scor- ing for the night. Offensively, Florala rolled for 407 total yards, making 221 on the ground and 186 by air. are in full swing at the Florala branch of Lurlonn B, Wallaco State Junior Stevenson (L~ of Florala, is instructing a clans in American Htetory for LBW. with several class members. They are (L to R) Doris Maramon, Ernestine I~onard, all of Florala. Other evnnin~ classes in sewing and gourmet cooking Florala this quarter. Alfred Whitaker carried 14 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns. He had an amazing average of 12.9 yards per car- ry. Robert James snagged three passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns, as he averaged over ~-8 yards per catch. Bo Cara- way was "on-the-money" hit- Congre~aman Bill Dickinson has pledged to invite the tlng on 8 of I0 passes for 186 ter that. possibility of obtaining a surplus military Imild~ and other yards and 3 TD's. Before the end of the game federal ansi~tance for a youth center in Florala. The com. The defense was very the players who hadn't been in mltmsot was made fo~low~ a lengthy meeting with ~ balanced with Willie Ray Huc- a game had a taste of playing. Earl Aplln, who trav~ll~l to Andalusta on Octotmr ~ to pro- kabaa, Gilbert Shaw, and Ro- The Jr. 'Cats will host Red sent details of the pro~ project to the Congressman. Die.. manuel Gundrum getting in on Level at Matthews Stadium to- kinson was in Andalusia to open his campaign headquarters and most of the tackles. Alfred Whi- National night, Thursday, October 19. stated that he plans to be in, Florala on November 1st. taker intercepted one pass and Mike Welch blocked another. It was certainly a well played Flower Week PAXTON H. LLOWEEN Mrs. Hofstad Selected As game and a good win. Flora- O la's Fifth against only one loss. ctober 22-28 CARNIVAL TO BE No serious injuries were suf- So you're not going to OCTOBER 26 Outstanding Teacher For 1972 fered during the game, however, Mike Welch broke his leg in celebrate National Flower Week? The Paxton Beta Club is spon- Mrs. O. J. Hofstad, the for- cipal, Dr. V. Gilbert Beers, Monday's practice. According to Mildred Ken- soring a Halloween Carnival mer Jean Evans, daughter of director of the Outstanding Ele- Next week we play the Sam- drick of Kendrick's Florist, Oc- October Z6, 19qz, starting at Mrs. Truman-Evans, who is a mentary Teachers of America son Tigers in Samson for their Homecoming and it should be a tuber ZZ-28 is National Flower 7:00 P. M. until 10:00 P. M. third grade teacher in the An- Program, cited them for their real hard-nosed football game. , Week, And although you may The carnival will have many + ++ ~ school in Fort Walton Beach, "The men and women chosen I am sure you will all make .~ \ not think that's much cause activities such as the Horror nette P. Edwins elementary exceptional service. ~ for celebration, maybe it is. House, Dunk the Cheerleader, has been selected as Outstand- for this high honor," Dr. Beers the trip and support the winning ! Flowers are one of the few Cake Walk and many others, ing Elementary Teacher of said, "have explored new Wildcats as they try to zap There will also be a Hal- ~ things left that don't have ca- loween King and Queen Con- America for 1972. paths, developed new insights, their sixth straight foe. lories, cholesterol or sharp Mrs. Hofstad is the daughter and effectively communicated / edges that shatter on contact, test, which is being sponsored of the late Truman Evans of their knowledge to their stu- ,+ .+. They're not fattening. They by the Paxton Annual Staff. Florala. She was selected for dents and colleagues. They are j can't be hijacked. They won't None of the booths will be this national honor on the basis the exceptional teachers." W.S. HARLAN TO cause pollution. (In fact, flu- open during the contest. Every- of her l: _. and civicGuidelines for selection in- HOST ANNUAL wers and plants produce pure one is invited to attend this fes~ achievements, elude a teacher's talents in the HAL LOW EEN CARNI V AL tire occasion. oxygen.) Outstanding Elementary Tea- classroom, civic service and And no flower has ever been AMERICANS TO chers of America is an annual Orofcssional recognition. W.S. Harlan is presenting recalled for a manufacturer's TO HONOR VETERANS program honoring +the men and the annual Halloween Carnival defect, women who have distlnguished Dr Beers, in addition to di- this Saturday night, October 21. So quite apart from theirfra- AsAmericans honor veterans themselves by their serviceand recting the national education Supper will begin at 5:30 after grant beauty, flowers have a of our Armed Forces this Oct- leadership in the field of ele- awards program, is a noted which the contest for king and virtue that's practically non- ober 23, they will be ceaffirm- mentary education. Each year, teacher, writer and editor of queen will be featured, followed existent in 197Z: Innocence. ing their support for the tra- the biographies of tbose honored educational publications. -He by all kinds of entertainments. See their advertisement in tition of sacrifice and dediea- are featured in the awards vo- holds a PI~.D from Northwes- Everyone is invited to at- The Florala News. tion to duty that alone will keep lume, 'Outstanding Elementary tern University and additional tend any or all events begin- They baveeverytldagyouneed alive t~ power and the will Teachers of America. degrees from Wheaton College ning at 5:30. Featured will be of the. $. to,make a better In announcing the awardand Northern Baptist Theelogi- door prizes throughout the eve- to help yOU celebrate National world. Flower Week. winners to the school, the prin, cal Seminary. ning's event.