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DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. " ' , . r . - ESTABLISHED IN 1900- ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON g, GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 100 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS yEAR NUMBER 34 FLORALA, ALABAMA, COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1970 SUBSCRIPTIONS - $4.00 IN COUNTY. $5.00 ELS EWHERE, PLUS STATE SALES TAX front row, left to right: Joey Evans (42)' .Mike Hubert Anderson, Jr. (44), Dale Kilpatrick (20)' (29), Jo Jo Brown (14)' A1 McNeil (11); Caraway (34), Mark Welch (31)' Chris Hutcheson (48), Joe Carpenter (37)' Wesley Nolan (46), Victor Lofton (47), A. J. Armstrong"(50~, back row, standing: Coach Hubert Anderson, Randy Larson (41), Ricky Anderson (27), Danny Thames (38), Gavis Grantham (49)' Jeff Owens (24), Dane Cassady (39). PHOTOS BY THE FLORALA NEWS front row, left to right: Ricky Manning (3), Ricky }~nton Hester (22), Larry Manning (11), Robbie Collins (21)' Steve Byrd (5), Terry Mosley (6);, hRickey Phillips (24), Rodger Snow (9), Glenn Har- arrison (2), Ralph Adams (15), David Garner (23), James Snow (16), Mark Franklin (25), Floyd Melton (19~ back row, standing: Coach Joe Melton, Michael McDaniel (7), Mickey Melton (20)' Steve Franklin (12), Phil Cook (8), Johnny James (10)' Coach Richard Westenberger, Coach Hubbard Byrd. "" ' "i ii i i " .... .... ~ " ~.../. [ ...... front row, left to right: Allison Stevens (72), (33), Ben Robbins (30), Ronny Scroggins (15), Jerry Thames (18);, second row: Paul Bedsole (23), Stuart Reynolds (22), Terry Cawthon (61), Rusty Peters (40), David Maddox (12), Keith Stuart (45~ back row, standing: Coach Henry Evans, Terry Franklin (70), Pat Ayer (62), Byron Larson (56), John Grantham (54), Chris Fleming (55), John McKoy (19), Coach Jimmy Hughes. % ont row, left to right, Buddy Gunner (6), Wesley Davis (9), Chris Pelham (4), Newton Peters CI), Eddie Pelham (5), Andy Townsend (31), second row: Willie Sasser (19), Greg Pet- Hattaway (14)' Sonny Bedsole (10)' Brent Zes- I~dsole (16)' Don Frazier (3)' Brent Maddox (25)~ and Charles Nolan (8);, back row, standing: Johnny Rodwell (22), David Reynolds (18)' Tommy Hughes (33), Marvin Jackson (13), Tim Pickron (56), David Strickland (23), Gerald Taylor (30), Danny Elmore (70)' Jimmy Mooney (32), and Danny Pickron (17). Coaches are, back row, from left, Paul Townsend, Jim Zessln, James Peters, and Max Willis. By JOE R. EVANS PEE-WEE SPORTS REPORTER Pee-wee football was the name of the game as a large crowd saw some fine football last Saturday night at Mathews Stadiu m. The Kittens won their first game as they defeated the Tigers by a score of 22 - 0. Tie game showed ~I lot of de- fense in the second half as the Kittens made three touch- downs in the first half. The Tigers came back in the final half to keep the Kittens from crossing their goal line. In the second game a much closer score was in fashion as the Vikings were able to score only one touchdown on the strong Trojans. This came after a fumble recovery on the Trojans three yard line. The players on all teams showed good team effort and no injuries were suffered. The game officials were coaches Vernon Baggett, Barkley Peele and Dale Odom, as well as Dr. James Denney. Special thanks is given to the Florala High School for the use of the sta- dium, and to Bobby Harrison, announcer for the pee-wee foot- ball games. Teams will continue to prac- tice and will be meeting again. EVANS TO SERVE AS PEE-WEE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN In connection with the Pee- Wee Football Program started in this area, a committee has been formed to make and en- mrce ru~cs and regulations in regards to the footballprogram. Persons serving on this com- mittee are Joe Evans, chair- man, James Peters, Harold Mc- Neil, Hubert Anderson, Joe Melton, Hubbard Byrd, Jack Vaughn. Principal Erskine Ztglar is the school represen- tative on this committee. The purpose of this com- mlttee is to make sure that the football program works to the best interest of the boys play- ing, the parents and the school. Any complaints concerning the pee-wee football program should come to this committee and not to the coaches or prin- cipal. In order for anyproblem to be presented it is asked that persons meet the committee at a meeting or if this is impos- sible that it should be in writ- ing. The rules committee has no set meeting time but will be glad to meet when such need comes up. It is hoped that this program will meet with the approval of all concerned. In the next few days plans will be made as to the rest of the football season as well asprac- tice time. Thecommitteeisal- so concerned with the school academic work of each child and will work close with the schools on this. FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR IBRA WARD Ibra Ward, age 57, a resident of Route #1, Laurel Hill, passed away Wednesday morning, Oc- tober 21, 1970. He was a dis- able veteran of World War 1I and a resident of Laurel Hill for the past 5 years. Survivors are 2 sons, Ibra Ward, Jr. of Paltaka, Florida, and Steve Ward of U. S. Air Force, Adelanto, California; 2 daughters, Miss Evelyn Ward of Paltaka, and Mrs. Carolyn Tucker of Daytona Beach, Flor- ida; mother, Mrs. Jo Anna Ward of Laurel Hill; 4 brothers, Mason Ward of Paltaka, R. P. Ward of Paltaka, Uris Ward of Panama City, Florida, and Area Ward of Laurel Hill; 4 sisters, Mrs. Helen Howard of Paltaka, Miss Cloie Ward of Laurel Hill, Mrs. IvIarJorie Jackson of Pan- ama City, and Mrs. Ester Paul of Florala, and 14 grand- children. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m, Friday from the Cool Springs Church near Opp with Elder Ivy Watson officiating. Burial was in the Cool Springs Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. HALLOWEI:N FUN FOR ALL AGES is the order of the day Saturday, Cx'tober 31, i rom 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Halloween Carnival being held at the Florala National Guard Armory. This event is sponsored by the Florala Quarterback Club. Come one, come all - vote for the Queen of your choice, the Little Miss and Princess. Con- testants for this event have been selected from W. S. Harlan in l.,~ckhart, the Florala City School and Florala High School. The lovely little ladies and Misses along with their escorts will be introduced and presented at 8:00 o'clock Saturday night. All money must be in and voting com- pleted by 9:00 p.m. The votes will be tabulated and the }rowning will take place at 9:30. Some of the best city and country cooks will have delicious home baked cakes ready for the cake walk. All kinds of homemade candies and other sweets will be available at the "Sweet Shop". Other features will be an old fashioned Country Store, hay rides for the young and the young at heart, Wheel of Fortune, Fish Pond, House of Horrors, Dart Game, Number Board, Basketball Throw, Catch the Apple, Grab Bag, Candy Drawing and more... Don't miss out on all the fun. Come and bring all the children. Pictured are the lovely Queen contestants from Florala High School. From left standing are Sheila Martin, Lana Harrell, Kaye Mitchell and Joyce ltarrison. Kneeling are Wanda Davis, Wanda Hamilton and Joy EvanS. FRED McLENDON TO SPEAK TO TRI-CITY MERCHANTS Fred T. McLendon or a rep- resentative of his firm, McLen- don Theaters of Montgomery, Alabama will be the guest of honor at the next regular meet- ing of the Tri-City Merchant's Association on the first Monday in November, November 2, 1970 at 5:30 p.m. in the Florala City School Lanchroom. McI.~ndon will discuss the possibilitles of reopening the Florala Martin Theater. Anyone interested in helping the Tri-City area secure our. theater again is urged to attend this meeting. 'CATS LOSE TO SAMSON TIGERS 28-6 ON GRIDIRON By TERRY PEOPLES FHS SPORTS REPORTER The Florala Wildcats, plagued by injury since the beginning of the season, lost its seventh game in as man)" out- ings. Two senior starters, Donnie Franklin and Jimmy Brooks, have tohave operations and are lost for the year. The Cats were the visitors of the Samson Tigers homecom- ing and the Tigers were not about to let Floralabe a spoiler. Samson's game plan was just like the other six teams that were victorious over the Cats, they passed. Mitch Early put the ball in the air 22 times and completed 10. Three of the ten were for touchdowns and Early had a total of 205 yards passing. The Tigers could not run too effectively against Florala's frontfour, but they did have one touchdow'n on the ground. The score doesn't really indicate what kind of game that the Wildcats had. It was really their best game offensively as they had 161 yards on the ground and 87 yards in the air. The Cats also moved the ball for 15 first downs, but could only get the ball across the goal only one time. Gary Anderson ripped through the middle of the Sam- son line for the touchdown. The Wildcats will journey to /.~verne this Friday night to play the Luverne Tigers. Game time will be at 7:30 p.m. 4 Andy Men Charged With LSD Possession Covington County Di st ric t At- torney Allen Edward Cook has reported that formal charges have been made against four An- dalusia area white men for un- lawful possession of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). The fear are John David Parks, Jim- my Peavey, Russell Parks and Gerald Strickland. The four were in a parked automobile about two mile be- yond Prestwood Bridge at ap- proximateh" 2.30 a.m. on the early morning of Saturday, Sep- tember 26, 1970, when ap- proached by City of Andalusia and Covington County officers accompanied by D. A. Cook. A search of their automobile revealed the drug which was later carried to the State Tox- icology Laboratory at Auburn for analysis. State Toxicolo- gist Carlos Rabren identi- fied the drug as I.SDand formal charges were then made. LSD is a psychotomimetic drug and possession of it is prohibited by Title 22, Section 258(21) of the Code of Alabanm. Punishment for possession of LSD is not less than five nor more than twenty years im- prisonment in the penitentiary and in addition the court may impose a fine of not more ttlml $20,000.00. There is no pro- bation nor suspended sentence allowed under the law for this offense. District Attorney Cook sta- ted that the cases against these four will be presented to the next session of the Covington County Grand Jury. Ile sta- ted that this is the first oc- casion of officers finding IXSD in the Covington County area and that he hoped that strict prosecution of these four will be warning enough to stop the importation of the drug into the County. He stated that the arrests in this case was the result of many months of care- ful undercover by State, County and City officers and that he ex- pects more arrests to be made in the near future for drug violations due to the extensive undercover work that has been taking place. In the General Election next Tuesday, November 3 there are nine statewide races that are contested, two District races and one county race. On the ballot in Covington County there are twelve contested races, and 24 non-contested races. SPLIT TICKET It will be necessary to vote a split ticket in order to cast a ballot for Allen Cook, the Republican nominee, or for Joe Breck G,antt, the nominee on the National Democratic Party of Alabama ticket, for District Attorney, 22nd Judi- cial Circuit, and then vote for Democrats for other offices. Those who want to cast a ballot for Democrats for some con- tested offices but want to vote for Bill Dickinson to stay in Washington as Representative in Congress, 2nd Congressional District, must cast a split ticket. Voters learned during past elections that a split ticket can~ be cast without their vote being tossed out as was reporte