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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED ALL RIGHTS RESERVED SE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABLISHED IN 1900 LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST YEAR NUMBER 33 FLORALA, i i i ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY LOCATION OF 102 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS i i i | i ram_ THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1972 10 PER SINGLE COPY ; i~:/~III~ for his program at the Rotary Club at the meeting October 18, introduced Joe Hedrick, of the Department of Civil Defense, State of speaking for C. J. Sullivan, State Director gave a very informative talk on Civil Defense. county and local organizations for Civil out the need for more Civil Defense workers. very important when disaster strikes. Civil in the 9th grade Social Studies in all high left: Rex Whitcomb, Sam Maples, Dave Eiland, Britton. Gibson and his l~rforming dogs and cap- group of ele- assembled in of Paxton High riday, October 19. 'Performing dogs, his audience he demonstrated magic routines, movements of came the "Dog highly trained with in- acrobatics and a newcomer to his debut in [e delighted his clowning tac- Other members of "Chare", "Centy", were They turned outstanding per- is a long time 'lorala. He is a orce veteran and trainer. Since he had devoted time to training shows. His be- organizations in the area. made several on the WTVY Ragan show. Mrs. Gwen- a member of At conclusion of the program Mr. Gibson thanked his audien- ce for their kind attention. He expressed a desire to return at a later date and present a more complete show with new routines. He also indicated that he enjoys children. Judging from the reception that he re- ceived last Friday afternoon it seems that the children enjoy him and his fine "Magic and Dog Act." JUNIOR FOOTBALL GAME SCHEDULED THURSDAY NIGHT A Jr. football game will be played tonight, Thursday, Octo- ber 26, at Mathews Stadium. Game time is 7 o'clock. The _Jr. Wildcats will host the Opp Baby Bobcats for a return game. The 'Cats will be going for victory No. 7. They won No. 6 with Red Level last week 28-14 with the subs seeing a lot of action. This game is expected to be'a scraper. Go out and sup- port the Jr. Wildcats. FLORALA CITY COU NCIL MEETING RESULTS The public hearing in con- nection with the ordinance re- gulating growth and zoning and building code for the city of Florala will be held Thursday night, November 2, 1972 at 7 p.m. at the Florala CitySchool Lunch Room. All citizens who will like to voice their approval or disap- proval of Ordinance which are printed elsewhere in this paper are asked to meet with the Council. Under requirements set forth for ordinances of this nature a public hearing must be held by the planning commission which has been held already and a hearing by the City Council which this will be. The city will appoint a build- ing inspector at a later date to work with the building code. IN CARNIVAL AT HALL Carnival will Armory Build- Street Satnr- Carnival is spon- High School ~ill get under- Saturday night. attractions, not have been , old andyoung, attend the carni- the many "fun" be presented. i i;! i/i MOODY,JANICE $CHOFIELD AND JERRY WALLACE tANDING STUDENTS [LATIONsMEETING of Florala, Ja- and Jerry Wal- ' attended the Meeting ~a Textile Manu- in Mont- is a 1972 gra- tin High School Valedictorian of was elected VICA" in it was in this She was invited She was seated and was in- the festivities BY ROBBIE HARRISON The Florala Wildcats suf- fered a heart-breaking 14-6 loss to the Samson Tigers Friday night. The 'Cats were plagued by "fumble-iris" as they lost the ball 3 times on fumbles and had 3 passes picked off by the Samson squad. Samson had a monopoly on the ball, running 71 plays to Florala's 41. Samson ate up the clock as they stayed on the ground most of the night rol- ling up 15 first downs and 228 total yards. Florala received the opening kick off and on the first play from scrimmage the handoff was dropped and Samson re- covered. The Tigers immedi- ately drove the ball down the 'Cats throats and scored on a 1 yard run. They led at the end of the first quarter 7-0. Neither team scored in the second quarter as Florala either fumbled or thew an in- terception and Samson gobbled up ground yardage. The third quarter was no different with most of the time spent by a Samson ground game which quickly ran off precious minutes. Early in the final quarter Samson got on the board again on a 7 yard TD pass. The kick after was good and Sam- son led 14-0. The Wildcats did not look sharp, but on a play from their own 17 yard line a handoff to Alfred Whitaker turned into an 83 touchdown burst and Florala was back in the game. The try for two points failed as Tim Cawthon's pass flew wide. After that Florala never managed another serious threat, and the game ended Samson 14 to Florala 6. Offensively Alfred Whitaker had a big night as he rushed 7 times for 11"/yards. On defense Jerome Woodham had 14 individual tackles and 6 assists. This week Florala will ira- PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD ON ZONING ORDINANCE The city" council met at the Florala City School Lunch Room at their regular meet- ing last Monday night, Octo- ber 23, 1972. Announcement was made in connection with the applications for police de- partment as Randal Stewart, Chief; Patrolmen, Billy J. Peterson, Wilbert Gene Smith, James Clyde Bass and James P a u I Jackson. Additional patrolman to be hired when LEPA funds to the city are approved to pay an additional patrolman would be Billy Frank Treadaway. Radio operator hired was Jimmy Thompson with additional radio operator when funds are available, Gerald Ray Hutchinson. Gas Board appointments an- nounced for vacanies on Gas Board were W. E. Sims and James R. Caldwell. Planning Board appointments were Wil- son Jones, Harold Young and Mayor Joe R. Evans. New business brought be- fore the council concerns the License Schedule for the city of Florala. It was noted that this schedule was in effect in 1965 and needed to be re- worked. A committee com- posed of merchants to work with Councilman Wilson Jones was formed so as to give a fair share to all concerned. Also brought before the council was the problem of stray dogs in Florala and ways of bringing this under control. Dr. R. A. Johnson, will be in Florala on November 3, 1972 at the old armory hall for the pur- pose of innoculating all do~s. After a two weeks period all dogs not wearing a collar with tag on it will be impounded. Florala will enroll two policeman in the Police School vel to Luverne to try for their at Enterprise for a six week sixth win of the season. It law enforcement course starting will be a tough game, but I am October 30, ~972 Under state sure the 'Cats have the power law police have to have this to bounce back andgive Luverne more than theycanhandle. Make the trip and support the 'Cats as they try and improve their 5-2 season mark. DR. JOHNSON TO ADMI NISTER SHOTS TO DOGS IN AREA In a combined effort to con- trol stray dogs in Florala and Lockhart, Dr. R. A Johnson of Andalusia, will be in Lockhart Friday, November 3, 1972 at the Powell Store in Lockhart near the Art Studio from 3:30 to 4:30. Dr. Johnson will be at the Old Armory Hall in Florala from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Nov- ember 3, 1972 It is very important that each person owning a dog bring him to be given shots. A dog collar and tag will be required for your dog. After this time all dogs not wearing such col- lar and tag will be legally des- troyed. The above is for the pro- tection of all citizens and will be strickly enforced. VICTORY RA LLY SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY training within nine months. A city ordinance on build- ing codes was passed and a public hearing on growth or- dinance and building code will be hel~d at the Florala City School Lunchroom on r~ovem- ber 2. 1972. Three members were ap- pointed to the Southeast Ala- bama Economic Development Board from Covington County, Mrs. Lillie Mac Thompson, Le- wis Eiland and Mrs. Sybil Mick- ler as members of this com- mittee. Mrs. Sybil Mickler, Wilson Jones, " Lewis Eiland and Ed Lord will attend the Southeast Planning Board meeting in Dot- han, October 26, 1972 to re- present Florala. Applications were taken from Mrs. A. J. Vatis, Mrs. Betty Hooten, Mrs. Sue Donaldson and Mrs. Flora Fowler in connec- tion with the position of city clerk. . Due to Mrs. Fowler being in the hospital no action was taken in order to give her an interview. Auxilary police force was authorized with pay to be ~,orked'out with members. Reports were given from the Finance Chairman, Wilson Jones; Fire Chairman, Harold .Young; Recreation Chairman, CONTINUEO TO PAGE 6 The big Victory Rally to be held at Camp Victory, near Hacoda, is scheduled for Sat- urday, October 28. The pro- gram of activities will begin at 2 p.m. with recreation in- cluding boating, swimming, football, softball, volleyball, ping pong and possible horse riding. A lake-side question and answer period will be held at 4:30 and supper will be served at 5:30. The evening service will begin at 6:30 o'clock with Dr. of the day. Ann is presently Hugh Pyle of Central Baptist pursuing a course in Data Pro- cessing at MacArthurTechnical Institute. Miss Schofield and Mr. Wal- lace are both juniors at Opp High School and attend the Tex- tile Technology Program at MacArthur Tech. They spoke on "Why I Chose to Study Tex- tiles in High School". Attending the meeting with the students were: E. C. Ne- Din, School Director Gerald Brown, Vocational Counselor, and Douglas Wilson, Textile In- structor. Church with his youth choir providing-the program. Dave Smith, youth minister of the church,~ will conduct the Lake- side question and answer period. No charge will be made but an offering will be taken. Everyone, regardless of age, is invited to attend this Victory Rally. A bKs from the Grace Bap- tist Church will leave Florala about 2 o'clock Saturday after- noon for the convenience of all those who wish to attend the Rally. i GET OUT AND VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION BEAUTIFUL PAXTON GIRI.~ - A beauty contest wu featured at the Paxton High School last 'Ilmrsday night to select Miss Paxton and Junior Miss Pax'ton. Pictured are the top five win- ners in the two contests. Top photo is the Mlss Paxton contest. Pictured from left: Judy Pickron, who was selected "Miss Paxton"; Sadie Frazler, first runner-up; Betty Jordan, second runner=up; Barbara Tnorn~ "Get out and vote" is a phrase often read or heard in these few remaining days be- ~- fore the election. Have you be- gun to give serious thought to the implication of these words? November 7 is the day of reckoning-- when no longer will you be able to complain about the state of the nation and then in good conscience stand around and "Let Somebody Else Do Saturday night before going to It" when it comes to improving matters. You should make it a point to learn about the issues that will affect you and yours Stud]~ the problems and ask quesdons when in doubt. Ask hour elected representatives eir opinion of specific legis- Turn your clock back one hour lation, reforms, taxation, in- flation, etc. If we are to make any real progress toward con- trolling the ruinous impact of government on our pocketbooks and freedom of action, we have to first become acquainted with the issues. November 7 is the big day-- get informed and then get out and vote according to your best judgment. confusing to many. Some insist os setting their clocks up one hour which is an hour earlier than Daylight Saving Time. WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF SPEAKS TO CLASS AT PAXTON Walton County sheriff, Mr. bed. Otherwise you may be an Sam Campbell, spoke to Mrs. hour ahead of time for church Ida Lou Smith's civics class at just as your probably was an i Paxton High School last Men- hour late in April. day morning. He was presented The nation went on Daylight by Mr. Coy Yates, student Saving Time the last Saturday night in April and officially goes off the last Saturday night in October when this area goes back to Central Standard Time. Since most people will have gone to bed by the 2 o'clock changing time it isrecom- mended that you change your clocks just before going to bed. That's gives you the correct time Sunday morning when you get up. Time changing is somewhat teacher from the University of West Florida. Sheriff Campbell gave an in- teresting talk in which he ex- plained the duties and responsi- bilities of the sheriff's office. He urged the students to obey the laws and to have respect for law enforcement officers. He also charged them to make early decisions to lead productive lives. He answered questions about his duties and work from class members. \ / third runner-up; and Debbie Perkins, fourth runner-up. Bottom Photo is top five winners in the Junior Miss contest. Pictured from leR are: JoAnn Thorn, who was selected Junior Miss Paxton; C~llia Ann Frazier, first runner-up; Joyce Ann Nolan, second runner-up; Angela York, third runner-up; and Debra Wilkerson, fourth runner-up. See story on the Paxton School page. Halloween Halloween has its origin among the Druids centuries L~- fore the Christian era and from the Roman festival of Po- mona. Later the church adopted the day as a special one, and the name is of Christian origin, referring to the eve of All Hallows Day. Druid customs were so firmly entrenched that although the Romans outlawed their observances in both Britain and Ireland during their occupation many of the observances survive to this day. Halloween is one. To the Druids, October 31st was the end of the year and thus the festival. The Druids also believed this was the time good souls of the dead went into animals, especially the cat. They believed punishment of the wicked could be lightened by gifts and prayers. (The 31st is also Protestant Reformation Day, dating from Martin Luther's rejection in 1517 of the church's teaching that one could buy indul- gences for both the living aJ~d dead.) In the United States the day has come to be associated with young people, who gath~r in goodies in trick or treat calls--a vast improvement o~er the mischief and destruction of former years.