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IMAGI]~::~LT~WNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. II I will strive to uphold this confidence which you have shown in me, and always remember that you, the voters, gave me the opportunity to serve you. Again, let me convey my heartfelt Thanks, For your Vote and Confidence shown me in the November Election. (Pd. PoL Adt; By Wallace Miller) MONDAY & TUESDAY NIGHTS Ul Sears Authorized CATALOG SALES MERCHANT. FREE GIFT- by Jean Shearer What is alcoholism? The American Medical Associa- tion in 1956 went on record saying that it is a disease. Alcoholics Anonymous, the most successful program for helping alcoholics today, says that it is a disease. The Na- tional Council on Alcoholism, the National Institute on Al- coholic Abuse and Alcoholism say that it is a disease. Yet, many people still do not recognize alcoholism as a disease; or if they do, they fail to act in accordance with their knowledge. A story I heard recently illustrates this. A woman I know who is di- rector of a halfway house for alcoholic women in Birming- ham told me several weeks ago that she had recently been paid a visit by a friend of a pro- minent politician. The pur- pose of his visit was to see if the halfway house would admit this politician's wife for treatment for alcoholism on a strictly confidential ba- sis. "Everything," he said, '.'Will have to be hush, hush." No one, not even the staff could know who this woman f toward the disease of alcoho- lism with attitudes toward other diseases. If the politi- cian's wife had cancer, would she have to be admitted to treatment anonymously? Would he fear that he would be some- how blamed for her cancer or that he'd be ruined if someone found out about it? Would he hesitate to get for her the best treatment which he could af- ford? Yet this woman, this politi- cian's wife, at the time contact was made with the halfway house, was being kept locked in her bedroom twenty-four hours a day with a sitter who made sure she got her daily supply of alcohol and did not get out. She may die of her illness without ever receiving treatment. Would this happen to her if she had cancer? Before this woman and many others like her can come for- ward and receive the treat- ment that is available, the stig- ma which is attached to the alcoholic will have to be re- moved. Alcoholism will have to be recognized for what the American Medical Association was. Even her name as it says it is--a disease, and it would appear on records at the will have to be treated as such. halfway house would have to be an assumed name. The reason, of course, that all treatment having to do with the politician's wife had to be kept so "hush, hush," was that the man felt that if the voters ever found out that his wife was alcoholic, he would be ruined. And the terrible truth is that he might be ruined be- cause of people's mistaken ideas about alcoholism. Now, compare this attitude Letter To Editor November 3 Mrs. Larry Woodham The Florala News Florala, Alabama 36442 Dear Mrs. Woodham, Enclosed is my check for the renewal of my subscrip- tion to The Florala News. Every week I look forward to reading about the people from my home town. Though I haven't been back in 4 1/2 years and my parents live elsewhere, there never fails to be a familiar face or name in the paper. It is my way of keeping in touch with my roots. Continue )~.Qur good work. Sincerely, /s/Sally White Glaze One goal of the Women's Task Force on Alcoholism, spearheaded in this area by the Regional Alcoholism Coun- cil, is to remove the stigma attached to the alcoholic by get- tins the facts about alcoholism to the public. Get the facts about alcoho- lism. They are free. If you have questions or want confi- dential assistance, write or call the South Central Regional Council on Alcoholism, P. O. Box 1053, Andalusia, Alabama 36420. Phone 222-4955 in An- dalusia, or 858-3311 in Flo- rala. for any order placed of $30.00 or more during this two-day event. (You may call in your order if you cannot visit the store.) FREE FAVORS- for the children who come to visit with Santa. SPECIAL PRICES- on appliances, Home improvement and automotive items during this event. I I lilJIIII I IIII I Jim & Louise Caldwell 51 g North 5th Street 858-3274 IF, 1 Sears I Aulhorized [CATALOG SALES ~ MERCHANT Representative To Be Elected To Board Okaloosa Community Action Program (CAP) Board confir- med the Laurel Hill commu- nity, including Compton, as one of the target areas from which a representative will be elect- ed to represent them on the CAP Board. Information has ben distributed and contacts within the community made by Ms. Joyce Patterson of Laurel Hill, who works in the Food Stamp Office, Crestview. Plans for the election of six (6) re- presentatives from target areas (the poor) throughout the county were approved at the Board Meeting, Thursday night at the Commissioners Cham- bers, Shalimar, November 4. These will be carried by the Chairman, Mr. Dee Parkton, representing the Public sector from the County Commission- ers, when he goes with a group from the Board to Atlanta. When the Regional office there has given their approval, dates will be set and published. The CAP Board at their meeting Thursday, November 4, designated the Laurel Hill School as the location where the voting for a poor (target area) representative will take place. The date of the elec- tion will be determined at a later meeting of the CAP Board. CAP workers, on a volunteer basis, are exerting every ef- fort of establish the program on a sound basis to effectively serve the needs of the commu- nities according to the program available and resources secur- ed. CAP urges all possible tar- get area (poor) persons pos- sible to come out and vote. There will be nominations from the floor until the nominations are closed. The person receiv- ing the most votes will be the representative. The consent of the person to serve should be obtained prior to placing the name in nomination. Effort should be made to name the best possib|e representative for this important post. The person must live within the area to be represented, POINT "A" LAKE TO BE LOWERED .FOR CONSTRUCTION Point A Lake near Andalu- sia will be lowered approxi- mately four (4) feet below the normal level beginning on Fri- day, November 12, for a four (4)T;O live (5) week period. measure ~s necessary in order for the construction contractors to complete the shoreline work for the new Point "A" Recreational Park. Residents of Point "A" may wish to take this opportunity to work on their piers and boat houses. The level of Point "A" will begin falling on friday, Nov- ember 12. The level of Gantt Lake will not be affected. j THE FLORALA NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 , 11' / The newly organized "Corn- Crestivew; Mrs. O. M. Proctor, Andalusia; Mrs. mittee of I00" at Huntingdon College in Montgomery met recently and elected officers for the nine districts of the Alabama-West Florida Con- ference. At the organizational meet- ing Dr. Allen Jackson, presi- dent of Huntingdon, spoke on the history and purpose of the college and presented various members of the faculty and staff to speak briefly on their various departments. Dur- ing the lunch honr music was presented by the "Two by Two" singers. Douglas Amos of Montgo- mery was elected general chairman; Jim Bledsoe of Mobile was elected vice-chair- man and Judge Robert McCre- ary of Marianna, Florida, is the secretary. Mr. LuaraGed- die of Port St. Joe, Florida, was elected corresponding se- cretary. Chairmen, seated left to right, are Douglas Amos, gen- eral chairman, Montgomery; Ms. Cathie Land, Eufaula, chairman-Troy District; Mrs. W. A. Sellars, Opp, chairman- Andalusia District; Mrs. Jane Johnson, Dothan, Chairman- Dothan District; standing, left to right, are Alex Crawford, Demopolis, Chairman-Demo- polls District; Judge Robert McCreary, Marianna, Chair- man-Marianna District; Char- lea Holston, Montgomery, Chairman-Montgomery Dis- trict; O. G. Bruner, Ft. Depo- sit, chairman-Selma district; George Roberds, Fairhope, Chairman-Pensacola district; and Harry McDavid, Mobile, Chairman-Mobile District. Vice-chairmen by districts are Mrs. Frank Phillippi, Brewton, Andalusia District; Dr. J. Brunt McFarland, Dot- han, Dothan District; Earl Duncan, Panama City, Florida, Marianna District; Jeff Ses- sions, Mobile, Mobile District; Woodrow Rowell, Loacabpoka, Montgomery District; Mrs. Monette Walker, Spanish Fort, Pensacola District; and Jim Sims, Selma, Selma District. Others from the Andalusia District serving on the "Com- mittee of 100" are K. W. An- derson, Elba; William Barrow, Green, Uriah; Mrs. Liston Lee, Evergreen; W. H. McDaniel, Florida; Mr. and Mrs. George therine D. Roland, Andal Hubert Sullivan, Opp; R. Whatley, Monroeville. l.rata Ne SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT SOUTH FIFTH STREET FLORALA, ALABAMA MR. AND MRS. LARRy K. WOODHAM, EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS SUBSCRIPTION RATES Covington County, Alabama ................... Elsewhere in Alabama ....................... Other States ............................. ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY Singer Sewing Machines and Vaccum Cleaners. Sales and Service. New and Used. For service or information, call or visit Paxton Fabrics, 834-2922, or write P. O. Box !101, Paxton, Florida 32538 The Singer Company ,me to see us for the finest in: Tires- Batteries Accessories Holmes Gulf Service X//~es 300 East 5th Avenue Sty, t~e Florala, Alabama 36442 Pro ~,~sO" 4-Way Stop Use Your Gulf Travel Card CONSIDERED A COLLEGE? QUALITY EDUCATION DOESN'T COST " - IT PAYS ! 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