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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 8 THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, MILLER Continued From Front the people of this area," Mil- ler said, "when I am elected senator I know the functions of state and federal government and l feel strongly that I have the ability, fai~, integrity and motivation to make all the peo- ple a good state senator." On issues of statewide con- cern, Miller said his number one priority was for education. Miller said that he felt very against the "unearmarking" of funds for education and that he was also against any diversion of monies from the education trust funds. The candidate voiced his sup- port for a statewide kindergar- ten system as soon as the money is available. "I feelit is a nec- essary function of state govern- ment to see that we do have a statewide kindergarten," Mil- ler said. Miller said that he would like to see the amount of money given to teachers in elementary and secondary schools equali- zed and that he felt that art, music and physical education should be incorporated into the Presently, according to Msl- ler, elementary teachers re- ceive $250 per year for in- structional materials and equipment while high school teachers receive $300 per year. Miller said he felt the issue of the diversion of funds from the special education trust fund would not surface in the next legislative session. "I would certainly use all my in- fluence to see that diversion remained a mute--M-U-T-E issue," Miller said. Presently, be said, we have schools that lack sufficient plumbing and the teacher-pu- pil ratio is entirely too high. "Accreditation of our years if the state legislature allowed the unearing of funds and deferred education funds to other state programs," Mil- ler said. "Another issue that I am very concerned about, es- pecially for the district is the advalorem tax structure," Mil- ler said. "I believe in the 1972 legislative session the mechanics were set up to hire independent firms to go out and re-access property and to help equalize taxes in an expertise fashion. "Presently," Miller contin- ued, "I feel there are great inequities in the appraisal of properties in the manner that tract with a particular com- pany. "Properties should be ac- cessed on its use and not on its potential use," Miller said emphatically. "I know far- mers who have land accessed at $1,200 "per acre and I don't think that is right," Miller continued. "However, I am sure that in the past many advalorem tax inequities have existed in the state and in the 25th Dis- trict which I will be serving if -- no when *- I am elect- ed," Miller said. "So this is a matter which I am very con- cerned about." Miller expressed his opposi- ~ t~ thA hr~ellnt "lAd lJIW" which cleared the Alabama House of Representatives dur- ing the last session but failed in the Senate. The Lid Law would prohibit the county from increasing and advalorem taxes over a certain percentage when the property is re-appraised. Miller said that he did not believe the present Lid Law would assure a fair and equit- able appraisal of property. In conclusion on the advalo- rein tax issue, Miller said again that he thought land should be appraised for its use and not its potential use. Miller said that as a sena- tor he would never seek any- thin9 for himself and that would work to help his fellowman. "I have spent my life, so for, helping and working with peo- ple," Miller said. "I am visiting Florala and Covington County to assure the people of this area that I will be responsive in working with them and to help them solve their problems and meet their needs, Miller concluded. The 25th District includes Covington, Geneva, Coffee and Houston County. Miller is married to the former Ann Watkins of Elba and they have two children, Michelle who is a student at Enterprise Junior College and A1, a junior at Enterprise High School. The election for the vacant seat will be held on November g at the same time as the pre- sidential election. "If she gave up and put the money Mission Sunday she wouldn't have to1 / V OCTOBER has been proclaimed REEF MONTII in Alabama and thc mort" than 20.000 ~mrmbers of the Alabama ('attlemcn's Association and :~,labama Cow. BELLES inrite all Alabamians to join with them in sa. luting one of the state's oldest and most important indus. tries. BEEF CATTI.E is a billion dollar ind,.~r!t in .~la- bama and our state has more than :L(X)O,O00 head of cattle and has ~rotcn to be a cer!! important beeJ cattle pro- ducin~ state. More lhan 5,000,000 acres of land are used in bee[ production in Alabama and the Alabama Cattlemen's Association has the largest Cattlemen's Association in the nat ion. Alabamians will eat approximatel!l 180 pounds o~ meat per person this year--122 pounds o[ this will be BEEFY ALABAMA CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION by Jean Shearer (Editor's Note: This is the first in a seines of Alcoholism. They are being sponsored by the Women' Force, a volunteer group associated with the South Alabama Regional Council on Alcoholism. These be of help to everyone who reads them, since cancer, touches the lives of almost every person. any of them.) What is alcoholism? The American Medical in 1955 went on record saying that it is a disease. Anonymous, the most successful program for Coholics today, says that it is a disease. The ell on Alcoholism, the National Institute on Alcoholic and Alcoholism say that it is a disease. Yet many people still do not recognize alcoholism as ease, or if they do, they fail to act in accordance knowledge. A story I heard recently illustrates this. i A woman I know who is director of a halfway house' s eoholic women in Birmingham told me several weeks she had recently been paid a visit by a friend of a politician. The purpose of his visit was to see if house would admit the politician's wife for treatment eoholism on a strictly confidential basic. "Ev, said, "will have to be hush, hush." No one, not even could know who this woman was. Even her name as it appear on records at the halfway house would have to assumed name. The reason, of course, that all treatment having to the politician's wife had to be kept so "hush, hush," the man felt that if the voters ever found out that his alcoholic, he would be ruined. And the terrible truth is might be ruined because of people's mistaken ideas eohoUsm. Now, compare this attitude toward the disease with attitudes toward other diseases. If the had cancer, would she have to be admitted to mously? Would he fear that he would be somehow for her cancer or that he'd be ruined if someone Mmut it? Would he hesitate to get for her the best which he could afford? Yet this woman, this politician's wife, at the time made with the halfway house, was being kept locked in room ~.4 hours a day with a sitter who made sure she daily supply of alcohol and did not get out. She may di~ illness without ever receiving treatment. Would this to her if she had cancer? Before this woman and many others like her can ward and receive the treatment that is available, the~ which is attached to the alcoholic will have to be Alcoholism will have to be recognized for what the Medical Association, says it is- adisease, and it will have treated as such. One goal of the Women's Task Force on Alcoholism, beaded in this area by the Regional Alcoholism remove the stigma attached to the alcoholic be getting tl~e about alcoholism to the public. Get the facts about alcoholism. They are free. questions or want confidential assistance, writeor callthe Central Regional Council on Alcoholism, P. O. Box A~dalusia, Alabama 36420. Phone ~.22-4955. In Florala, call Mrs. John H, Vaughan at 856-3311 ~formatioa. I e tor This Ad Is Sponsored By The Following Merchants thers ora a on pany / Staggers IGA odliner Y • --FHS Majorettes Rated Superior At Festival SHRIMP MARINARA 1 can (4~,~ ounces) shrimp 1 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup olive oil 1 cup chopped celery 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 cans (16 ounces each) tomatoes 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon sweet basil 1 teaspoon oregano 1 bay leaf 1 can (2 ounces) anchovy fillets, chopped Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese Drain shrimp, reserving liquid. Add water to make 1 cup. 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