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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 THE FLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, C Scribbles By Merle Woodham MEET YOUR POLICEMEN. Seated is Police Chief Randal Stewart formerly of Laurel Hill, now a resident of Florala. Ste- wart began work with the Flo- rala Police Department as Cap- rain in 1955. He worked one year as Captain, was promoted to Chief and has since held that position. He and his wife, Rochell, have four children- Evelyn, age 13, Michael, ll, Billie Joyce, 9, and a married daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Cook. Pictured at far right is Night Captain James Watts. Wattshas been working in law enforce- ment for 8 years, 3 of which were spent in Kentucky and the past five in Crestview where he, his wife and two children make their home• His son, James, Jr., is seven years old and his daughter, Cindy, is 5. Watts' working hours are from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. He was licensed in Florida to operate the Text- meter ( a machine used for testing law violaters for intox- ication) but Alabama will not accept his qualifications. Plans are for Watts to enter Ala- bama's school at his earliest convience. Other regulars standing from left are Policemen Gene Smith, Clyde Bess, and Bud Jackson. Smith operated Smith's Gro- cery prior to accepting a posi- tion with Florala's police de- partment. He has been wtththe force about 6 months. He moved to Florala from Brewton and is married to the former Joyce Harrison of Florala. Theyhave two children. Smith's working hours are from 12a.m.te8p.m. Bess, a Florala High School graduate, has completed two Law E~forcement Training courses offered by the Florala High School Vocational Indus- trial Education Department under the direction of Mrs. Mary Williamson. He is mar- ried to the former Delores Ren- free of Laurel Hill. They are expectant parents-to-be. His working hours are from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. Jackson began work with the department only last week but has worked with the Flo- rain force about 6 months pre- viously. He and his wife, Mo- nette, have one son, Ronnie, eighth grader at FCS and a member of the rapidly progres- sing Junior Wildcats. Jack- son has also completed the courses offered by FHS VIE department on law enforcement. The City go~,erning body voted recently to cut the working hours of Florala policemen from 72 hours to 48 with no change in salary. This in actuality is a raisefor theforce when you consider their working hours were cut 24. The police chief, Randal Stewart, continues to work from 7 a.m.unttlSp.m. and is on call all hours. AuxiHiary Policeman are La- mar Mitchell, captain, Eu- gene Roberts who stands by the radio at City Hall from S p.m. til 5 a.m., Billy Don Brooks, and Paul Mitchell. Auxilliary Policemen are on doll at any time. JAMA Stinson is a popular lit- tle lady with all the fellas. She is in the running for the Halloween Little Miss in neon- test sponsored by the Florala Quarterback Club and she and her handsome escort, Steve Byrd, were making the rounds last week drummingupsupport. This is serious business with Steve. I was told that he wouldn't let Jama even take a breather before he had her on the move again. There will be three queens selected in the Quarterback Club sponsored contest - a Lit- tle Miss, Princess, and Hal- loween Queen. The Little Miss contestants were selected from grades 1 through S; the Prin- cess from grades S through 8, and the Halloween Queen from grades 9 through 12. The pro- ceeds will go for a worthwhile cause so be sure to vote for your favorite contestant. The big event is scheduled for Saturday night, October 31. R is the only Halloween Carni- val scheduled in our area to my knowledge so be sure to take the children. Numerous events are being planned• NACE HARRISON OF FLO- RALA may be 85 years old but he is surely not too old to "cut the mustard" neither BYRON ZIGLAR, a native ofis he too old to grow turnip Dale County, the son of Mr. and greens. The picture of Mr. Mrs. Dawson Zlglar of Ariton, Harrison gathering this news- Alabama, is one of two State paper lady a mess of the lus- Troopers assignedto the cious greens speaks for i,'.self. Florala area by Governor Al- bert Brewer. Ziglar has four sisters which might account for the fact that he is single. He makes his home on Wood Avenue. He is a cou- sin to Florala City School Superlnte.~lent Ersklee Ziglar. Mr. Harrison broke a small plot of ground, added 200pounds of fertilizer and has enough greens to supply hlmselt, his neighbors, and friends. Other than turnips, mustard, radish, and rutabagas are all found growing abundantly in the patch. ii i bL' [.rala SOUTH FIFTH STREET - FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 LARRY K. WOODHAM ...... PUBLISHER- EDITOR MERLE WOODHAM ......... ASSOCIATE EDITOR Second Class Postage Paid at Florala,. Alabama 36442 - SUBSCRIPTION RATES - Covington County, Alabama ................. $4.20 Elsewhere In Alabama .................... $5.25 Other States ......................... Se.00 - ESTABLISHED 1900 - PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY Readers of the state's daily and weekly newspapers are being invited to submit nomi- nations for the Alabama News- paper Hall of Honor. The Hall of Honor was es- tablished by the Alabama Press Association in 1959 as a means of recognizing outstanding for- mer newsmen for their service to the journalism profession and to the state. Thus far, 26 have been chosen for the recognition. Plaques honoring their memory hang in the North Reading Room of the DAVID MOODY is recup- erating at home following emer- gency surgery at about 12:30 a.m. Monday was a week ago. If all goes well he will be able to return to school Monday week missing three weeks of school. The first time or two I stopped by to see David he felt so bad he only answered what ,you asked, nothing more. But Thursday afternoon when I stopped he was feeling much better, playing checkers with Mama Thelma and when he saw he was about to get his picture made he said, ',Mama, you should have ironed my pa- jamas." He was right thrilled at getting his picture made and wanted to have all his flowers and gifts pictured with him. I told him we would just pick one or two of his favorites otherwise we wouldn't be able to see him. His favorites being an arrangement sentby the folks at Moody Drugs and some cute little lady by the name of Jama Stinson. UNLESS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Jess Merrill of An- dalusia can see fit in the im- mediate future to send Com- missioner T. trey Powell some help from the Red Level, An- dalusia, and Opp districts on our prospective airport, I want you the voters of the district to join me in showing them our appreciation come election time '72. In a meeting of interested Florala citizens of which I was a part some months ago, allthe incumbent commissioners said that they would gladly help us with the project. The following week, they aH did sendequlp- Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University, site of the Hall. Roswell Falkenberry, Pub- lisher, The Selma Times-Jour- nal, Chairman of the 1971 HOH selection committee, said his group will receive nominations from the public through Novem- ber 15. The nominations should be addressed to the Alabama Press Association, P. O. Box 1948, University, Alabama 35486. They should include con- siderable background infor- mation about the individual being nominated and a photo- graph, if one is available• Falkenberry said rules of the recognition provide that nom- inees must have been active in the newspaper business in Alabama and that they must have been deceased for at least five years. Two former newsmen will be selected, Falkenberry said. One will be chosen from the nominees who worked prior to 1920 and another will be chosen from nominees who worked af- ter 1920. Serving with Falkenberry on the selection committee are: Graham McTeer, Managing Editor, The Auburn Bulletin; Joe Adams, Publisher, The Southern Star of Ozark; and L. B. Williams of the Au- burn University Department of Public Relations. Previous Hall of Honor hon- orees are: Hunter Howell Col- son, The Wetumpka Herald; Frazier Titus Raiford, The Sel- ma Times-Journal; William Wallace Screws, The Men- igomery Advertiser; James Berney Stanley, The Greenville Advocate. Benjamin McGowan Blood- worth, The Decatur Daily; Isaac Grant, The Clarke County Democrat; Charles Herd Greet, The Sylacauga News; Harry Martin Doster, The Prattville Progress. Johnson Jones Hooper, The East Alabamian; William Lee Gammell, The Clayton Record; Franklin Pofts Glass, The Montgomery Advertiser; Gro- ver C. Hall, The Montgomery Advertiser; Jesse B• Adams, The Southern Star of Ozark. Olln Hampton Stevenson, The Roanoke Leader; Marcy B• Darnell, Sr., The Florence Her- ald; Milton C. Giles, The Frank- lin County Times and The Red Bay News; Oscar M. Dugger, FLORALA SERVING Sr., The Andalusia Star News. Julian O. Hall, The Dothan Eagle; Victor H. Hanson, The Birmingham News; W. E. W. Yerby, The Greensboro Watch- man; Edward S. Cornish, The Demopolis Times; Mrs. Mary H. Raiford, The Selma Times- Journal; Col. Harry M. Ayers, The Anniston Star, Charles Glenn Jones, The Troy Messen- ger; Edmond Cody Hall, The Alexander City Outlook; and R. H. Walker, The Limestone Democrat. CHOOSE MONDAY th,u Closed Hours g.O0 Eme,genc~. Dm, I Come, 5th Ave. ABEL CABLE If sports are what you want to You'll get the best on Call 858-7051 For Installation ment, but unfortunately rain kept them from movingbutvery little of the dirt. Since that time, none of them have sent men and equipment - one or two pieces of equipment was sent from time to time but no operator. Powell has continued to work at the task at hand at every opportune moment, andaccord- ing to Mayor Carious Buffalow has said that he is going to fin- ish the job if, he has to do it without the help of Corn mission- ers Jerry Adams of Opp, Hiram Pitts of Red Level, and Leon Wiggins of Andalusia. It's a darn shame, too, be- cause evidence shows that Powell has let work go in his district in order to help with the airport project in Florala and has said that anytime he was called on to help with projects in the other districts that he cooperated in any and every way possible. As I have said before, I am not going to forget this - and am not going to let you, the voters, forget it . . . If the Florala vote can put a man in office, it can alsodefeathim. Have you stopped to think that we could have Dr. Celano, an accomplished Fort Walton Beach surgeon, and others, in a matter of minutes if we had a lighted airport whereas it now takes him a couple of hours to get here in an emergency. Last week at midnight, it was young David Moody's life on the line - next week, it may be your child or mine, your life or mine. Have you spoken with Chairman of the Board Merrill of Andalusia concern- ing this problem that is ours? If you haven't, make a special effort to do so, without delay. Dr. Matthews can't han- dle emergency surgery alone. He has to make arrangements for an out-of-town physician to stand by or to operate while he stands by. An airport in Florala would relieve this pro- blem to some degree• YOU REALLY MISSED A TREAT if you missed the Ballet Dance Group who performed in Opp High School auditorium last Wednesday evening. I just made myself go, after putting both The Florala News and "l~e Elba Clipper to bed, I was literally dragging. After viewing the ballet, I felt so refreshed, like one might feel after awakening from a beautiful dream. I{ was truly that kind of an affair. The young but obviously skilled dancers delighted the audience first with their inter- pretation of "Summer Games" choreographed by their direc- tor, Yurt choral, who was him- self a marvelous dancer. The second presentation, called "Metelitza", was adancebased on an old Russian song about a girl walking through a snow storm, beautifully done by Nancy Turpin. Should I have been asked to pick a favo- rite, I think perhaps this would have been it. The moods and scenes were changed by magnificent light- ing andgorgemscostumes. Had I not seen W. A. Sellars, hus- band of our own profes- sional dance teacher, Dorothy Rather SeHars, sitting in the audience, I would have sworn the company had engaged his services for lighting. He does a superb job for Dorothy at her end-of-the-year perfor- mances. After a ten minute intermis- sion the entire dance group in romantic style danced to a med- ley of Brahms Waltzes. There is nothing prettier or more re- laxing than a waltz so I tho- roughly enjoyed this part of the program. With each change of pace, I would think, I know the next the program Nancy Turpin was teamed with Yurl Chatal in a number called "Giselle" and a beautiful team they were. Other numbers in part HI of the pro- gram featured Lynne Short in "Les Sylphides" and Ellen Hu- calo and Yurl Chatal in "En- counter". The final number was +'In Old Vienna" done by the entire company. They danced their hearts out for the audience and looked like they were having a grand time in the process. This was my first time at- tending a live ballet but I pro- mise you, it won't be my last. If you're completely worn out FLORALA CABLE T.V., 8-6 Florala, Ale. The October meeting of the Academy Parent-Teacher League was dedicated to the planning of a giant Halloween Carnival for all the children of this area. The carnival will be at the Academy on South Three Notch Street, Thursday, October 29, from S:00 - 9:00 p.m. A real live witch will be seen and heard from the balcony. Other entertainment for children of all ages wil be: a fish pond, apple bobbing, Hall of Horrors, dart game, pump- kin game, fortune teller, best costume contest, King and PERSONALS J. B. Burkett of Flint, Michi- gan is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Burkett. Captain and Mrs. David Chance of Enterprise spent the weekend with home folk. Queen, Silhouettes, Country Store, cake walk, witchesbrew, and concessions will be served in the yard. The public is cordially invited. II I I it II I THRUSDAY THRU WEDNESDAY OCT. 22-28 7 BIG NITES Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bryant spent Sunday with the C. M. Chance family. Annette and James Burkett of Pensacola spent the week- end with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Burkett. • • • NACE HARRISON STILL "CUTS THE MUSTARD" ACADEMY AWARD WINNER -BEST ACTOR IN HIS NEWEST PICTURE PANAVISION # TECHNICOLOR ,v Oem .Pa c Know . let.Ben, Pme.l -Ted lae REG. ADMISSION $1.25 OPEN AT 6:30 SHOWS AT 7:00 & 9:00 Roger Prestwo District Attorney "When you read ballot+ you will Ro Prestwood as District ney on the Democratic led by Gay.Wallace and Beasley." "Please talk with -friends, and work for a better Cc County', Roger Pd."Pol. Adv. By Rqer Pmstwo~l,