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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ..... I,,, 1,,~ CO .... A;,? X ~O;/2";OY.Ei~Y, ALA~At~:A ~ tU~ Asso- Jerry Evans of away another '.hristmas Eve. Motor bid and a has been purchased by the association, tax paid. Rules and regulations have been adopted and are post- ed in the stores of the parti- cipating merchants. Evans stated that owners and managers and their husbands and wives are not eligible and may not register anywhere. VICKI JAMES reigned as Homecoming Queen in pregame ceremonies Friday night when Level, 26 - 12 in a fourth quarter extra effort. Thomas To Kidney Surgery )mas, son of Thomas of will undergo in Gaines- ~ithin the next 1, was stricken disease, nep- past summer lira with only kidney func- his family to Pensacola on the rery two or the last been hospita- Hospital in Ed, is a lab Memorial much time Sson's serious Needless to say, the family funds are exhausted with allthe added expense, plus loss of work. There has been a Perry Thomas Kidney Fund set up at Florala Memorial Hospital and friends of Ed and Carol are sure they will appreciate anydona- lion you can give. Without your help, this young man might not be able to receive this much needed operation. Both his parents are willing to give one of their kidneys, but they will have to go to Gaines- ville and undergo all sorts of tests to see if their kidneys will be acceptable. All this takes money and plenty Of it. Mail your donations to The Perry Thomas Kidney Fund, Florala Memorial Hospital, Florala, Alabama. "MEXICO HOLIDAY" WINNER - Jim Walker, McDaniel Motor Company wins all expense paid Mexico. Some three thousand Chevrolet Sales In competition for the "SUMMER SELLING which resulted in 500 salesmen and their Holiday in Mexico outing. boarded their charter Jet in Birmingham, Alabama Salesmen and wives Friday and will after five days of living the carefree life in at the plush Hyatt Regency Plaza Inter- enjoying the many planned activities and uni- Acapulco. Employees may register any- where except where they are employed. Each ticket must be stamped with a store name on the back. If the ticket drawn is not stamped with a store name on the back, persons name will not be called and ticket will be void. You must be present to win, however, a husband may claim the car for his wife and a wife for her husband. Registration will end at 6:00 P.M. Christmas Eve at which time all tickets will be com- bined for the drawing which will be held promptly at 6:30 in front of the old Carp's building on the square. Tickets will be drawn by a child, who cannot read and will be carried by a uniformed po- lice officer to be announced ov- er the public address system. Person, (or husband or wife) will have three minutes to come and claim the keys to the new Pinto. The person winning must be at least sixteen years of age. Persons younger thanthis should register in theirparents name. The purpose of the drawing, Evans said, was to promote trade in the Tri-City area. A listing of participating mer- chants appears in this paper and persons may register at any of these listed stores. Many merchants are offering specials during the holiday sea- son and are urging customers to TRY FLORALA FIRST. Many times local merchants have the same items at a comparrable cost and saves not only a trip out of town for the consumer, but makes for a healthy eco- nomy right here at home. Evans, speaking for the asso- ciation, stated that giving away the new car is our way of say- ing THANKS for trading at home. Remember, shop the Tri-City area first and register for the new car! MILNER PERRY Milner Perry Joins Zorn Brothers, Inc. Milner McGee Perry has re- cently joined Zorn Brothers, Inc. as Grain Division Man- ager. He is the son of Mrs. Katherine Perry of Lockhart. Perry was educated in the Lockhart and Florala High School system. He attended Auburn University and earned his degree in Agricultural En- gineering in 1959. After gra- duation, he served two years in the U. S. Army. Upon completing his tour of duty with the Army, he joined Mlis Chalmers Corp., as Dis- trict Manager of the Tractor Division, working in this capa- city from 1962 through 1969. In the later part of '69, he joined Alabama Power Com- pany as a representative of their airconditioning, heating and rural division until join- lng Zorn Brothers. Milner is a member of the American Society of Agricul- tural Engineers, member of the First Baptist Church, and is a director in the Sunday School Department. He is also an ac- tive member of the Gideon or- CONT TO PAGE 9 Time Change To Take Place Sunday Well, it's that time of the year again, when everyone gets an extra hour of sleep every morning. This is the last few days of Daylight Savings Time with the time change being Sunday mor- ning, October 27th, at 1 a.m. Before you go to bed Satur- day night, set your clock back one hour and you will have the right time on Sunday morning. LOCATION OF 104 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL SONIC CELEBRATIONS SEVENTY-FIFTH YEAR FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY ESTABLISHED NUMBER 31 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1974 PRESENT FOR GOVERNOR WALLACE'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF $359,000GRAIN ELEVATOR PROJECT - standing, from left, John Fox, Mississippi lawyer; Nick Zorn, Zorn Industries; Jack Harper, Covington County Farmers Home Ad- ministration (FHA) supervisor; Ed Waldrup, FHA chief of community projects; St. Rep. Harold Wise; John Garrett, State FHA director; Tony Warner, Alabama Development Office industrial development representative; Lt. Gov. Jere Beasley; Lynn Zorn, associate in Zorn Brothers, Inc.; Billy McDaniel, vice chairman, Florala Industrial Development Board; J. S. EHis, vice president, Harrison & Ellis, Inc., Cairo, Ga.; C. Jack Zorn, president of Zorn Brothers, Inc.; Glen Zorn, associate in Zorn Brothers, Inc.; Bob Williams, First National Bank of Montgo- mery; Ed P. Rodwell, Jr., chairman, Florala Industrial Development Board, and William Crane, business consultant, Mobile. Governor Wallace Announces $359,000.00 Grain Elevator Project ;~!i;!~ . . Jack Zorn welcomes distinguished guests and visitors to the Florala Mayor Joe R. Evans; James Hurst of Gold-Kist, Inc.; Grand Opening of grain elevator operation. Seated, from left, are Ira Bell, L&N Railroad Division Superintendent; William H. Homer C. Johnson, Kermit H. George, Florala Industrial De- McDaniel, Vice Chairman, Wallace B. Smith, Sec.-Treas., and velopment Board; Edsel Thomasson, Walton County Agent; Tony E. P. Rodwell, Jr., Chairman of the Industrial Development Warner, Alabama Development Office; Mrs. Melba Till Allen, Board, City of Florala. Other Board members not able to Alabama State Auditor; Mark Lyons, III, Alabama Statelndustrial attend are Wayland Harrison, Sam Jackson, and Ralph Hooten. Development Board, and representing Governor George C. Wallace. Governor George C. Wallace announces the completion of a $359,000.00 grain elevator pro- ject for the Industrial Develop- ment Board, City of Florala. This is the first Industrial Development Board project for Florala's newly formed Indus- trial Development Board. The Grain Elevator will be operated by Zorn Brothers, Inc. as an agent for Gold-Kist, Inc. Milner Perry, formerly of Lockhart, Alabama. will man- age Zorn Brothers' newly for- med grain division. The elevator facittty is pre- sently in full operation, unload- ing between 50 and 60 truck- loads of soybeans each day. Friday, October 18, was set aside as the Grand Opening of the new facility. Having the honor of cutting the ribbons, officially opening the facility, was Alabama's State Auditor, Melba Till Allen. The distinguished guests and visitors were given a grand tour by the Zorn Brothers, Jack, Lynn, and Glenn. They viewed several truckloads of soybeans being unloaded by the big hydraulic truck dumper in the full raised position - a sight to see. The whole op- eration is really astounding. Society To Meet With STATE AUDITOR MELBA TILL ALLEN cuts ribbon officially opening Florala's newest lad~- try. Jack Zorn, of Zorn Brothers, looks on. Auto Accident Kills 3 A four vehicle accident, 2 miles West of Samson on High- way 54, resulted in the death of three persons, Friday after- noon around 1:00 P.M., Octo- ber 18, 1974. Passengers, in the car dri- ven by Lewte J. Adams of Sam- son, were his wife, Elizabeth Adams, age 21, his two sons, Lancer Adams age 4, and Donnie Ray Adams age 4 months, who died as a result of the accident. Another passenger in the Adams car was Lewie J. Adams' father, Lewie Adams, Sr., who was hos- pltalized in a Geneva Hospital. Lewie J. Adams was hospitali- zed in a Pensacola hospital with injuries. Witnesses stated that the Ad- ams vehicle ,was following be- hind a combine when a com- mercial truck attempted to pass the Adams car and the com- bine. Seeing an oncomming pickup truck, the driver of the commercial truck tried to swing back into line of traf- fic, hitting the Adams car and combine. Muscogee's The Historical Society of Oka- loosa and Walton Counties, Inc., will meet October 26, 1974 on beautiful Lake Jackson, Flo- rala, Alabama. The Society is meeting on this date in order to share the day with the Creek Indians, who are holding their annual Pew Wow on the shores of Lake Jackson. Chief Arthur Turner advises the following tentative program: a morning parade, and picnic lunch at noon - bring your own. The Club House has been rented for the occasion by the Society. Come and spend the day. During the afternoon, Dr. Jack Gregory, Director of Communi- cations Science at the University of West Florida, will present a troop who will execute many of the Indian Dances. Dr. Gregory was reared on Cherokee Re- servation, Okmulga, Oklahoma. At the present time, he is work- ing on Indian History for the State Historical Society. He has a large collection of arti- facts and plans to display many of them at the Pew Wow. Please come, bring a friend and enjoy Indian Summer with the Indians on the shores of Beautiful Lake Jackson, Flo- rala, Alabama.