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- ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. " SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. UL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST tD YEAR enney Denney has been Board of Direc- Three to the sociation of School Three con- Coffee, Coy- Dale, Geneva, and Pike the AASB is compris- sub- units state, which are of the State As- Each District Unit its own officers, its own repre- director to set on of Directors. of Directors con- officers of the As- one Director from nine geographical the State and one esenting the State as well member of the School Board NUMBER ESTABLISHED IN 1900 38 FLORALA,ALABAMA 36442COVINGTOkCOUNTY I I I • I FLORALA COUNCIL I RESULTS I The Florala City Council be at all home games for law met at tis regular meeting this past Monday night, November 27, 1972, at the Florala City School Lunch Room. In a report from the Plann- ing Commission by Kermit George, a list of names were submitted to form a recreation board for the city. The names were referred to Mrs. Venia P. Hutchinson who is Council- woman in charge of Recreation for the City. Also a letter con- cerning BOR-Planning was re- ferred to the Planning Board for their use. In the reading of minutes of the meeting of November 13, 1972, Councilman Wilson Jones made an amendment to the minutes as showing the vote in regard to hiring of street superintendent and City Clerk. Minutes were amended to show • . . DEMMEY the Council vote of Clerk and was recently elected to a full Street Superintendent. six year term. Dr. Denney A motion was made by Court- has been very active in School cilman Jones that all boards is the organiza- Board activities in attendingna- appointed by the council submit by State, law tional, regional, State and Dis- a copy of their minutes to the Lat ,e Agency trict meetings. He was thefirst council as well as the council Public School member of the Covington County submitting a copy of their minu- Board to attend a national and tes to all boards. This will headquarters is regional Associational Conven- bring a closer tie between all University of lions, boards and the city in relation benney was ap- to projects taking place for bene- fit of all. This motion carried. :ovington County BAMA PLANNING A surplus building has been three years ago, the unexpired term COMMISSION CHOSEN available for securing for the city from Eglin Air Force Base Curtis B. Zorn and AS HOST DISTRICT through the payment of a fee and moving of such building. ~lnnonls The Southeast Alabama Re- Efforts to move this building gional Planning and Development must be made by the purchas- Commission has been chosen by er and it was felt at his time ~e the u. s. Department of Corn- that a site was not secured for merce, Economic Development placing this building. Theplaun- / ip r'- Administration, as one of the tag board recommended that no ten (10) Host Districts in the Uni- action be taken on this matter ted States to carry out the Train- at this time. L. Cannons (Shng & ing Exchange Program for Eco- A request was received and heroic Development Districts. granted of police pr, tection for ~ on an all expense The Southeast Alabama Regional home basketball games in Fief- Auburn - Alabama Planning and Development Com- ala this season. A police will 'eekend. The prize mission will host directors ICkets to the game, and staff members from the .=rvations • for two Northeast Texas Economic PAX'ION COUNCIL ine and mealswhile Development District,lnc.,from PROP0 S WATER tin. Texarkana, Texas, November29 SYSTEM EXPANSION was won by draw- and 30, 1972. ;ponsored by the The Texas Delegation, made osure Club with up of their district officers and The Paxton Town Council )ing to their pro- senior staff members arrivedin met in regular session Monday r Underprivilege the Wiregrass Area onthe morn- night, and approved a feasibility e Cynosure Club ing of November 29, 1972 and are survey on an additional proposed same project for touring the entire commission expansion to the Municipal Water raise funds for area to get a first hand look at system according to Mayor lile charity and the various projects which are Woodrow Adams. Le support given underway throughout the Wire- Peaden Engineering Company the County in grass Area. The tour is begin- of Crestview will conduct the successyearning in Eufaula at 9:30 a.m., survey, starting this week. If and is taking in several points of the survey proves feasible, the interest to include the Eufaula officials will seek a loan and Industrial Complex, two (2) grant from. the Farmers Home major recreational areas, and Administration. several historical homes which The area in the proposed CONTINUED TO PAGE $ water expansion, according to the report, would embrace an area down Highway 331 and in- cluding the "Star Valley" area, and at least up the Lakewoed road for 2 miles, with a possibility of "looping" in the entire area through Lakewood to the State Line and back to the Main System in Paxton. The other area coming under the survey will be to continue the system on Highway¢80(Web- ster Lane) from the present loc- ation where it left the high- way in a recent expansion to the Flowersville area, and North on Highway 85 from Harrison curve to the State Line, then APPERSON and the Paxton Glee Club enter= on the South side of Lake Jack- Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club, Wednesday, Novem- son to the main system in Pax- Lake Jackson Clubhouse. Jim Howell, program ton. Also included will be a dirt Mrs. Apperson and the Club members. Mrs. road running from Highway 85 at the piano and thirty.three young people sang near the Clear Springs Baptisf numbers. Church, east to Paxton. is Mrs. Apperson and the Paxton Glee Club. Other The proposed expansion will Lamar Cox of Tampa, Florida and Dr. Tom Ewing. approximately 10 miles and will the Interact Club were Hamp Tew and Fletcher add another 150 water custo- mers. and order. Amotion was made by Coun- cilman Anderson that the Mayor contact the Waterworks Board in reference to garbage fee be- ing put on the monthly billing of the water and sewerage bills in Florala. Motion carried and Mayor Evans is to contact Water Board in regards to this. In regards to reports from the Police Department, Council- woman Mickler gave a cost of uniforms which was approved. Other matters related to the number of arrests for the past. period. Approval was given to the application of a gospel singing under the direction of Reverend Albert Kimbro on January 6, 1973 at the Old Armory Hall in Florala. Insurance coverage was dis- cussed and other companies in Florala were to be contacted in regards to insurance coverage for Florala. P4 L(LOCATION OF 102 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS Councilman Anderson gave a THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1972 10¢ PER SINGLE COPY INDESTRUcTABLE "JUNK" LEFT ON MOON SU R FAC E Man's most lasting monu- ment to his conquest of the moon may well be six heaps of almost indestructible junk left at the Apollo lunar land- ing sites. On the moon, where a foot- print may last for a million years, each of the Apollo land- ing crews discarded more than $1 million worth of used equipment, creating the most expensiverubble heaps in history. The equipment litters the site of each landing, and ex- perts expect it to remain there virtually forever. There is no ozygen-rich atmosphere to cause the equipment to decay, no thieves to carry it off and no violent weathering that will rust it away. In their first week of bask~ball season, the Saints of Lurloon B, Wallace State Junior College are looking to a good year. Team members include (Front row L to R) McKinley Johnson, of Red Level; Mike Pickron, of Florala; Dennis Tillman and Lee Bell, of Andalusia; Bobby Manctlt of Pleasant Home; John Stroud, of Luverne; and Rickey Jacobs, of Pleasant Home. (Standing L to R) Ray Johnson, of Red Level; Robbi Harrison, of Florala; Kenny Curry and Malon Wilson, o,~ Andalusia; Reginald Head, of Enterprise; Tim Donaldson, of Kinston; Jeff Tillman, of Andalusia; and Coach Jim Garner. Not pictured Billy Jones, of I.averne. e e egm Within the next week, the team will travel again on Satur- Saints of Lurleen B. Wallace ' day, December 2, to go against State Junior College will hit the Alabama Christina College in road for basketball games in Montgomery. Auburn and Montgomery before The LBW squad will return returning to Andalusia for their home on Tuesday, December 5, second homegameoftheseason, for a rematch with Alabama On Friday, December 1, LBW Christian. The home game will will travel to Auburn for an be played at 7:30 p.m. in the afternoon game with the Auburn Saints gymnasium. Freshmen. This will be the According to LBW Coach first time for the Saints to meet Jim Garner, this will be a tough the freshmen Plainsmen and will beginning for the Saints. Gar- definitely be a challenge. The ner stated that Alabama Chris- tian is probably the best junior college ball club in the state. LBW is beginning the sea- son without the help of Billy Jones, a 6-2 forward from Luverne. Coach Garner had been counting on the freshman as a starter, but a recent tonsillec- tomy will have him sidelined for a few weeks. When he re* turns, Jones is expected to see a lot of action. CONTINUED TO PAGE S Co Walla¢~ and M, Jo Zakrzowskt (zl~ht) admire the i~lnUnl[ by David It, Forsl~er is to be reproduced on the First Fa~nlly~s Christmas Card. Alabama is the center of a thriving stolen-car racket, the result of a state code that re- quires no proof that a person owns an automobile. With the lack of a car-title law, a person can get a li- cense tag just by asking for it. One doesn't have to show a thing on paper. Some counties even will mail tags to out-of- state addresses. And because there's no sal- vage law, either, a person can buy a junked car, take off the identification plate, steal a car like the wrecked one, put the ID plate on it and get a lag for it in a title-law state. "In Alabama we have some of the best car thieves any- where," said Capt. Tom Posey, who heads the state's Auto Theft Division. "The bad part is the innocent purchaser has to pay for it." John O'Rourke of the Bir- mingham office of the FBI said Alabama's lack of title and salvage laws "makes it extremely easy to arrange for a fictitious title and registra- tion and so on." Each year thousands of cars are either stolen in Ala- bama or stolen elsewhere and brought into the state. Ala- hama's failure to tighten its regulations has drawn corn- ALABAMA CENTER FOR STOLEN CAR RACKET Being no further business the council was adjourned. Fires 33. Planes 11. Other 60. Total 629. California alone had 58 traf- fic fatalities. Ohio had 27, Texas 26, Wisconsin 25, Geor- gia 23, Pennsylvania and Vir- ginia 22, New York 19, Michi- gan 17, Alabama 17, and Mis- souri 16. At least seven persons were killed and five were injured Sat- urday in the head-on collision of a car and a station wagon near Chiefland, Fla. Seven persons died Friday when a speeding car collided with a pickup truck on a rural roadsouth of Seven Springs, N.C. report and needs of the Street Department for the coming year. Motion was made and passed that a bush hog be purchased for the street department. Also pointed out that a large tractor with loader would be needed in con- nection with Land Fill and neces- ~ DOROTHY RAINER SELLARS of Florala (far left, second Brown, freshman at Lurloen B. Wallace Junior College, anct sary work on the ditches and raw) accompanied a delegation of area students to the annual Bill Sellars, a Junior at Florala High School; (row 3, left to streets. This will be given Hqntlngdon College Day program on the college campus in right) Marion Taylor, Junior, Janet Riley, senior, and Eliza- high priority with the revenue Mpntgomery, on Saturday, November 18. Mrs. Sellars is chair= beth Hall, junior all students at Andalusia High School. More sharing fund payment, mjm of the college's Each One Recruit One Program, which than 200 prospective students and parents from throughout Ala- In other action, discussion of utilizes alumni volunteers in the recruitment of students. Stu= bama and neighborieg states attended the program, which was the bill ofZorns Brother Inc., for d~ts attending the program included (row 1, left to right)Ann designed to acquaint high school students with the academic lime at the Florala airport was Pt~Dctor and Susan Scherf, seniors at Andalusia High School, offerings and student life at the liB-year-old, four-year, liberal a~Kay Gomillion, senior at Florala High School; (row 2, left arts college. discussedwhile limeinwaslengthdeliveredSh°wingtothatthe tc~ right) Joy Evans, senior at Florala High School, Elizabeth site and price was in line that ( ARBAGEFEES MAIN TOPIC OF COUNCIL MEETING correct procedure of purchase was not used. The council, in • form of motion, authorized the e s c e s s ar payment of this warrant when funds are available. It was al- so noted that purchases of the At the regular meeting of of garbage fees. .While 85% be imposed for each offense, forcing said ordinance. With city should be made with coun- Florala City Council last of tMe citizens of Florala are This section is enforced through the County going to a garbage cil approval with purchase or- M~day night at the FloralaCity paying their fee there are those the City Court. fee system and other cities tier re=ultieg in et=el~ action. $¢Imoi IJunchRoom, adiscussion, Who are not paying their part. "r'In view of the above in- faced with meeting federal October bills were presented was held concerningthepayment In view of the fact that an formation, the council will dur- regulations concerning land and a motion made to pay these ordinance is in effect concern- ing the month of December pub- fills, Florala will have to have ~=ll ing this and the City needs this lish a series of news articles this revenue to operate such as funds permit were autho- Tha[Ik ~=Yi~'~ revenue to operate, the council relating to this collection ser- fill. rized. Councilman Jones gave tne through a series of articles in vice. A 30 day period of allow- The intent of the Florala flnancialreportshowmgrevenue Traffic this paper will try to inform ing those that are behind in gar- Ctiy Countil is that it is only receivea ann expenses as of the the public of the facts of car- bage fee payment to make some fair to the citizens if all pay. last three months. Need sources bage fee. show of intent in meeting their No one is special in this matter. of income is one of Florala's Death Toll The ordinance in effect in obligation. 85% of the citizens are paying biggest needs in order to se- 1971 is valid and requires all The public, should not mis- their fee and the ordinance will dwellings in Florala to pay a interpret this action as not en- be enforced. cure growth in many areas. The Thanksgiving holiday garbage fee of $1.50per month Councilwoman Hutchinson gave period traffic death toll climb- a report for the recreatlon cle- el toward the predicted range for once a week collection. No LBW WINTER R E GI ST..D partment and would have further of 580 to 680 Sunday as motor- one is exempt from paying tlus. ATION Person who states they have no developments in this field at isis headed home on crowded garbage or that they carry it While students at Lurleen classes on either day beginning a future meeting, highways. Also discussed was the re- The National Safety Council off themselvesorthetrucknevei. B. Wallace State Junior College at 8:30 a.m. comes by my house is no ex- are busy this week with final Classes are scheduled to cent ruling from the Supreme had given that prediction for cuse for non-payment of such examinations, college officials begin on Thursday, DecbmberT. Court concerning the Mayor sup- deaths on the 'nation's road- a fee. are busy with last minute pre- The Christmas holidays at Court concerning the Mayor ways during the 102-hour holt- serving as recorder for the city. day period that extended from The ordinance further states parations to open the Winter LBW will begin after classes are that containers shall be in good quarter, dismissed on Thursday, Decem- A change must be made as out- 6 p.m. local time Wednesday condition and that drums shall Charles Viverette, LBW ber 21. Classes will resume lined in letter from League of through Sunday midnight, be no more than 30 gallon Dean of Instruction, has an- on Monday, January 8. Municipalities. Until a change Traffic officals urged cau- capacity. The penalty section nounced that Winter registra- The Winter quarter will end can be made Victor Anderson, tion, reporting that the final of the above ordinance states lion will be held on Tuesday with final examinationsonMarch Deputy Recorder will hold court hours of the period may pro- that .a fine from $1.00 to and Wednesday, December 5and 6 and 7. which is set for December 2, duce the heaviest traffic. $100.00 plus a jail sentence 6. Students may register for 1972, at City Court Room in A United Press Internation- City Hall. al count at 2 p.m. CST showed An invitation to be guest 525 traffic fatalities during the of Monsanto Company, for De- holiday period. cember 6, 1972 for a tour of their facilities was accepted by A breakdown of accidental deaths: the council. Traffic 525.