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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 6 DEMOCRAT County FROM THE BOTTOM OF A GRATEFUL HEART ! want to thank each of you for the wonderful vote you gave me on October 3. I need your help again on November 7. I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION to Mr. M. M. (Junior) Adkinson for the manner in which he conducted himself in both campaigns, and to again thank the candidates who lost out in the first primary for the honest, clean, campaign they ran. This speaks well for Walton County by looking at the mud sling- ing and trouble this election year created in some of the surround- ing counties. I would appreciate each of ya'lls personal help and support on November 7. ! WANT TO BE YOUR NEXT SHERIFF and if honored with this most important office, I will use my experience and qualifica- tions to try and solve the murder case in the Darlington area, which is unsolved and also to investigate each death?f any person which is questionable, to the fullest extent. I will try and stop the stealing and breaking and entering we are having in our county. If you call the sheriff's office, someone will come to your aid immediately, not wait several hours or not come at all. I WILL HIRE DEPUTIES who are old enough and settled enough in life to know what a struggle life is, deputies who have good common sense and if you have violated the law, will make an arrest for what you have done, not to just hear your name broad- cast over the radio the next day. ! AM OPPOSED TO PRINTING OR BROADCASTING anyones name that has been arrested before their conviction. By the law we all live under, any person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 1 WILL STRIVE TO HALT ALL DOPE TRAFFIC in our county, not to just break a few limbs from the tree, but to find the roots of the dope problem and cut them so these awful drugs will be swept from our county. I will assist and help our young people of the county who have drug problems and will strive to get them started on the right road in life. THERE ARE ENOUGH TAX DOLLARS appropriated to operate the sheriff's department on a good sound basis. I will train an investigator from our own county, or will do it myself, and as the present sheriff is doing, will not have to wait for someone to come from some other city to investigate a crime. I WILL STRIVE HARD TO CLEAN UP the county jail and to keep it clean. It is suprising what a little ,soap and water and a good coat of paint will do. I WILL GIVE THE BONDING BUSINESS back to the people of the county, so a person can be released from jail without the help of a professional bondsman. I WANT AND NEED YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT. I need you talking for me now. o GO TO THE POLLS ON NOVEMBER 7 and vote for the man who you think will make you the best sheriff for the next four years. Carry a friend or neighbor with you. THANK YOU Joel DEATH CLAIMS THOMAS MORRISON FRIDAY NIGHT Mr. Thomas J. Morris?n, age 79, passed away Friday night, October 20, 1972, in a Florala Hospital. He was a resident of Route 1, Laurel Hill, Florida, for the past 47 years and was engaged in Cat- tie Farming. He was a super- visor of the Soil Conservation since 1937 and was a Charter member of the Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Hope- well United Methodist Church and served as a member of the Board of Stewards of his church. He was a member of the Cattle- men Association and was a Director of the Bank of Florala. Survivors are, wife, Mrs. Esther Steele Morrison of Route 1, Laurel Hill; three sisters, Mrs. E. W. Belcher of Route 1, Laurel Hill, Mrs. Chester Nobles of Stella Route, Mrs. L.B. Steele of Crest?Jew; one brother, H. D. Morrison of Pa- nama City, Florida, numerous neices and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Evans Funeral Home with Reverend Archie Smith and Re?. Harry Kemper officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. II I One Minile Sgods O.iz 1. Who won the Tokyo Pepsi tennis tourney? 2. Who won the Welkins Glen Grand Prix? 3. Who won the Paris Lan- come golf tourney? 4. What was the score of the USC-Stanford game? 5. Who won the Dolphins- Jets game ? 1he Answers 1. Ken Rosewall. 2. Jackie Stewart. 3. Tommy Aaron. 4. USC 30, Stanford 21. 5. Miami, 27-17. THE FLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, Field & Stream formular that would York State $38 per Alabama $~.6 per other words, bill, the states that got more. Fortunat formular was House and Senate Report on the bill and bama will be additional $36 million. Revenue Sharing - cept to alleviate financial problems and localities and power to the people. Revenue sharing is nearing reality. Last Thursday the House approved the House and Senate Conferees Revenue Shar- ing Bill by a vote of ~.65 to 110. I look for Senate ac- tion on the measure soon, and I am sure President Nixon will sign the bill when it is passed in the Senate. I've been asked a number of questions about revenue shar- ing. I'd like to answer them. What is revenue sharing? Re- venue sharing is designed to shift the balance of power away from the Federal government in Washington to the people through their elected state and local officials. Another impor- tant purpose of revenue sharing is purely economic. During the past several years, governors andmayors from all parts of the country have been unable to meet the financial pres- sures imposed on them. State and local revenues, which are based primarily on regressive sales and property taxes, do not keep pace with national economic growth. At the same time, costs for education, health and welfare; itemsof great con- cern to states and localities, tend to exceed economic growth. Thus, many local and state governments are in dire need of financial assistance. How does revenue sharing work? The Federal government will take Federal tax dollars and return them to the local and state governments without a lot of bureaucratic red tape. Instead of the Federal govern- ment trying to tell the states how to spend the money, it will be returned with "no strings attached." However, local governments must spend funds on public safety, environmental programs and public trans- portation. What's In revenue sharing for us? Alabama will receive $116.1 million, while the Second District will receive over $14 million under the program. A further breakdown shows that Barbour County will receive over $735,9~.7; Bullock County, over $445,444; Butler County, over $686.684; Coffee County, over $705,108; Conecuh County, o v e r $354,574; Covington County, over $8q4,6~-5, Cren- shaw County, over $429,909: Dale County, $388,970; Geneva, over $446, 310; Henry County, over $340,766; Houston County, over $1, 019325; Montgomery County., over $7,398, 139 and Pike County, over $7~.5,317. I must point out these figures are underestimates and the amount that the Second Dis- trict recives will probably be increased. While I favor the revenue sharing concept I was initially opposed to the Revenue Sharing Bill that passed the House in June because of the unfair CITY COUNCIL CONTINUED FROM Chick Hutchinson; man,. Sybil Mickler, Chairman , Victor Pay for fireman at $4.00 per fire and drill, h motion increase this per fire and three drill. Councilman ask that the plications for partment. All sons can pick up the City Hall. A made for the use armory by the boys" on Saturday was mentioned that would be sponsored hy cue Squad. Motion that this be taken Rescue Squad as permission ot old armory. Much discussion to the business the council and luther be made by citizens minutes of meeting open to the public. TAX AID FOR President Nixon closed that the relief for homeowners he had promised confined initially to' persdns. Mr. NixOn indicate precisely would reduce the bU property taxes for erly. OFFICE $UPPL Y STORE i