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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 • 0 0 The scene is in Mr. Rebel's Typing I class where we find Sadie practicing her so-called typi.g. All of a sudden we can her~ her scream. "Ouch!!!" "What in the world?" ques- tions Mr. Rebel running to the back of the classroom and look- ing down at her. Seeing that she has gotten her right in- dex finger stuck between the "H" and "G" he sort-of chuckles to himself. After Mr. Rebel recovered from the incident (for the benefit of the class) and continued his lesson. Setting hfS timer for a three-minute timing be in- formed the class that they were fixing to take a timing for a grade. After the three minutes, the timer went off and Sadie, thinking it was the bell to change classes, jumped up and ran to the office. Later Mr. Rebel went to the office to see just what was going on when he heard Sadie, "Oh, Oh, I'm still in pain. It's too much to bear! Help!" Mr. Rebel confusingly looked at Mrs. Bird and said, "I didn't realize the pain from such a little scratch could be so bad." Mrs. Bird politely informed Mr. Rebel, "It's not the pain from the wound. It wasn't an ouchless bandaid." Can You Dig THE NIGHT I WAS A CHEERLEADER By Cheryl Mills This Kind Remember when meant big in the hip, and a trip involved travel in car, plane, or ship? Pot was a vessel for cook- It all started when I got this ,dib. lie U~ bright idea, I guess it was curiosity, but for just one night l wanted to be a cheerleader. Finally, l got my chance, though it wasn't easy doing so. On that fateful Friday night I hippie donned a uniform, socks and shoes, and looked just like a real cheerleader. When l joined my fellow (?) cheerleaders, I got the shock of THE FLOR LA NEWS - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER sky. As the meadows and wood- lands appeared to awaken, a desolate, Gothic-style castle standing alone upon a distant knoll seemed, in some strange way, to melt into the surround- ings rather than eagerly grasp the daylight. As the sun sped across the new day's sky, as if the chariot of Apollo himself was being hurriedly pulled to an unknown destination, the inhabitants of a small village in an adjacent few months. However, many Seniors look toward that final It takes 50,000 THE PERILS OF day of their high school train- en~rineering ing with a sad feeling deep 't jet airliner Everyone at one time or to get in on their conversation! down in their hearts.. " ' another has watched a soap Poor sly Sarah; what a mess AN INITIATE It seems like only yester- i.=--~ opera! Oh, I know, they're she's in. Flirty has done it day when the Class of '73 were I A •= dumb, stupid and senseless but again. This is sure to cause the bewildered Freshmen of [ U | | am we still watch them. Every- another break-up! Oh, how I thoucht that once I be- for their first day of "higher [ ~ I"O( day, even at school, we live terrible! 1969. Upon entering the school I came a sophomore I wouldn t education" many felt lost and I in soap opera after soap opera! Music: Breaking Up Is Hard have to worry about those ever- inferior to the abundant supply / ,., , (Note: This article is just for To Do so-dreaded initiations. Boywas of upperclassmen. Now how- ] Dy james ot fun) Here is a typical, busy, changesThe sceneto Roomimmediatelvl where Sly I wrong! l don't think a per- ever, the class of 1973 is ful- [ interesting day at a typical Sarah, who is unaware of the son can get through high school filling the role of the mean [ .~_.__..., school! "b ..... without going through at least and big upperclassmen to the [ Our story begins at ap- us happening, is getting one and believe me I've al- frightened and unsure class of ] proximately 7:25, as Gall Gos- readyto hand in her typing ready had my share. 1976. The Seniors spare no [ ~~ sip is getting on the bus. She paper.She waits, waits, and Some of the things we do effort in treating these victims [ ~,~'~. ~'M~ spies her best friends' (Sly .waits! What for? Until just to qualify for the initiation in the same way as they were | I~j'~A~£ Sarah) beau sitting with none Darling Dave is ready to turn are unbelieveable. Like getting other than Flirty Flora. Her his paper in, too. By the time up at 4:00 in the morning just treated foOr short years ago. 1 ~~--- eyes have now popped Out to he gets to Mr. Rebel's desk For many of the Seniors /----(.,~~, her paper has slipped from her to start putting all the garb graduation means leaving their [~J~ird{~ on. You say why get up so friends and family and goingout ] ...r~~," their fullest extent and as she delicate fingers (which, for the early? Well, have you ever tried into that great big world trying /~ " edges, as calmly as possible to record has a huge, Senior ring putting on tons of make-up, to achieve success that will [ her seat. her ears are itching getting°n it, thatin doesn'tthe waySeemwitht°herbe braiding your hair 23 times, fulfill their ambitions. Gra- [ Ir~l~ And exploitation), or starching yourcrocker-sack duation, though, is not the end / ..... t, mini-skirt before going to of their learning--only the be- | The bo$$ ms~s., Of course, Darling Dave picks school. And getting all the up the paper and being the make-up off---it's impossible, ginning. Whether on•continues [ every windshield. The Count darling that he is, he humbly It really looks stupid going to his education or simply trieste' l apologizes for causing her to the ballgame that night and bay- find h~mself in the modern l .. drop her paper and she shyly but flirtingly thanks him~ ing 'I'm a dumb dumb' written world there is much to be [ We please all Music: We ve Only Just Be- on your face with dark red learned. One's education con- ]tomers. Of Trog gun, Being made a fool at scbool Most of the Seniors would | P, ever lipstick, tinues eternally. / m=, -- _., (Editors note: This is the It s recess and while all of doesn't bother me so much but probably recommend to all J A •n a~l, first part of a story written the students are socializing, when it comes to portraying underclassmen to learn all that | ~J||mm~! by our resident Wildcatnovelist Studious Stan and Intelligent everyone's (sometimes even they can while in high school | for they will need anything and I .... d Stanwick Benedict Pulitzer III. Imagene are engrossed in freshmen) servant, that gets everything they can get if they ] fast, uepen Continuations of the story will Algebra II. Yes, there's a to me. They really give ridi- plan to reach their goals in | Auto Service appear (?) in following issues test today and neither,culus commands like char- of the Wildcat Growl.) supposedly are adequately pre- acterizing cheerleaders at the life. I HIGHWAY 331 PART ONE pared. They're always to- pep rally or sitting in a gar- [ PHOHE The morning dawned brightly gether between classes, sitting bage can during recess. But that day inthesixty-secondyear together studying. But as al- one thing's for sure, an initi- of the fifteenth century. The ways, the girl realizes that she ate will be remembered for ~i,===m=mm~==.=,=== =m,m=m. European hills of central Re- likes him and they still continue weeks after the initiation mania seemed to reach out from to meet. BUT just as friends, (especially if they were re- C~RPENTERS ~nd the dissolving shroud of fog to no more. , quired to wear onion or gar- the newly born sun in the eastern Music: Theme from 'Love lic around their necks-- Story" phew)! Then sixth period in English it finally happens. The end of to~v.'s show is coming to a ch, se. While sharpening their pe. oils Nosey Nora and Match- less Marge realize that they must let Innocent Irene know that her fellow, Steady Steve is meeting Naive Nita inthe lunch- room everyday! (To be con- tinued. .) SOME SENIORS AFTER THOUGHTS It is hard to imagine a Senior as being anything but pleasant and happy considering that he will be graduating in a BRIDGE PROJECT AT DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA GOODWlN & MURPHREE, IN(;' TROY, ALABAMA PHONE 566-1690 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY quickly examining the situa- tion, he exclaimed angrily, "Your margins are set wrong!" "But Mr. Rebel, I'm in ter- rible pain. 1 can't get my finger out," Sadie cried. "Well, what were you doing off of the home row?" heasked. "I should not even help you." As Mr. Rebel calmly re- moves Sadie's lodged finger from the keyboard she is im- patiently watching and - -Oh, no! her finger is scratched and it's bleeding. When Sadie sees the first drop of bh '~d she begins to yell. ".Do I need a transfusion? I don't know my blood type, but I"rfl'a donar! Oh, thepain." About this time Mrs. Ice- burg comes running into the room and in a whisper type of voice says, "What has happened? Can I help?" "It's not very serious. If you'll just bring her a band- aid - - I think it will be ok," replied Mr. Rebel. Mrs. Iceberg quickly re- turned with the bandaid and put it on Sadie's wound. She also quietly assured Sadie that al- though it hurt now the pain would not last long and she would be able to resume her typing in a few days. "Come by the office when the ben rings, Sadie, and we'll see if you need to go home or anything," Mrs. lceburg said tiv-toeing out of the room. hip ' hore" Pattern Play- The Always Right White-on-White / .... ing things in, and hook was what grandmother's rug may have been. And fix was a very mean- ing mend or repair, and "be- in" meant existing somc- where. Neat meant well organized, tidy and clean, and grass was a gound cover, usually green. Lights and not people were .turned on and off, and a pill may have been what you took for a cough. Groovy meant furrowed with channels and hollows, and birds were wi.nged creatures like ro- bins and swallows. Fuzz was a substance flatly like lint and bread came from bakeries, but not from the mint. Roll was a bun and rock meant a stone, and hang-up was something you did with the phone. Chicken was poultry and bag meant a sack, and junk trashy cast-offs and old bric-a-brac. Cat was a feline, a kitten grown up, and tea was a liquid you drank from a cup. Way-out meant distant and far far away, and times seemed so simple, untroubled and gay. Words once so sensible, sober and serious are making the freak scene like psycho- delirious. It's groovy man, groovy, but English it's not; me thinks that the language has gone straight to pot. my life. I was informed that valley rose to meet the tasksof we were to run the players onto' another daily routine. How- the field, llookedattheplayers' ever, on this day, a diversifi- shoes. Great day, CLEATS!!! What if, as we were running ahead of the, I tripped? They had to be joking. Run the boys onto the field? Not me, sister. But before 1 could escape, I was hustled along and the next thing I knew, I was running and screaming (not for the team, but from sheer fright!) through the goal posts and over to the sidelines where I th n escaped to the nice concrete footing of the stadium. Sweet relief! (I thought). But the fun had ju'st begun. We struck up a rousing G-O-O-O! My hmgs were col- lapsing, I glanced at the other cheerleaders and noted that they weren't flustered at all. What lung power! Finally the ball was kicked and the game had started. I cheered and cheered and jumped and jumped. At halftime we ran over to the visitor., ~ide to get their cheerleaders and treat them to a coke. I really enjoyed that, mostly beca,~se I got a chance to cation from the normal occur- rences suddenly loomed out to catch the attention of the com- moners. Irv Switz, as he was known to the village folk, had completely 'disappeared, as had" his pet wart hog, Snort. Irv Switz was a responsible young man of the village, and it was quite unlike him to leave dur- ing the night without informing anyone. Thus, there was much speculation among'l'be-yillagers as to what had happened to'him. Irv's absence had first been noted by the village chie~'s~ daughter, who was courting this handsome, respectable, youth- ful suitor. Finding ITv gone, she immediately called for her father, the chief. They quickly scanned the village for Irv, but he was nowhere to be found: The chief then organized a search party of hunters, who began to scourge the woodlands in search of the missing one, The crew scanned the entire valley that day, even through the heat of the day when the sun seared down upon them as if the. tops of the very trees sit and talk. What was realD wild was wha~ in the forest in which they were happened when we made a touch- searching were ablaze. How- ever, their efforts proved to down. We a;l watched as the be of no avail as dusk finally player flew over the line. As set in, veiling the woodlands he did, we stomped our feet in darkness, causing the screaming, "We did it, we did searchers to have to return it"! And the next thing I knew to the village. Great despair a cheerleader grabbed me and was evident throughout the vil- we were dancing around hug- ging necks and :;winging each lage, as fry Switz, a fine towns- other all over the place! man and asset to the settlement, As the game progressed, I seemed lost forever. This particularly was felt by the began to notice people sort of chief's daughter, who was in staring at me. Maybe it was love with Irv. What about fry? my wild hair, sweat drenche, Where was be? Was he alive? body, and the fact that one el How about the chief's daughter? my socks had dropped to my Could she make it through this ankle. Oh well! tragedy? And what about Snort, I guess I .really enjoyed it, considering everything that happened. W| at I really en- joyed was the great feeling I had when we won the game. I felt like I'd pushed and pulled every foot of the way with the players, and I had never been so proud in my life to be a part of it all. I tried cheerleading and I liked it. So, until the next game I'll be devising a plan to do it again, and I'll be there yelling my head off for another victory. See you there!!! Words Of Every year it's the same old story, "You are going to have to really study and work hard to make the grade." We've all the wonder-hog. Stay around for the answers to these breath- takingly exciting puzzles as they will perhaps be revealed in another upcoming episode. Hang loose, you Irv fans. JUNIORS - THE GREATEST? By Beth Harrison After looking back over the past eleven years of my school life, I must admit that being in the Junior Class is the best place to be! Juniors are "strad- dling the ~ence" as far as high school goes. Fresl~men and Sophomores are still making their way into the world of high school, and Seniors are gradually fading out of high school life and most of them are preparing for their future education or life's work. But Juniors, we are smoothly heard it so much! I wonder sailing on, having a good time, why? Could it possibly be that and always feeling at ease! J ~ these "words of wisdom" are Your Junior year is filled actually true? 1 hope not! with not only various club Wouldn t it be awful to know meetings and activities but al- that studying is the main thing so your responsible for the ~ we're supposed to do at school, prom. Selling is done by all A shirt so streamlined, so completely man-tuned, [ not zalk or flirt or any of that the juniors and after months it can easily take on a tie...and does. Imagine ]|good stuff? Maybe, since so of raising the money, you be- many people are sold on the gin planning the prom and the fiossibilities. 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton. ] | truth of the above, statement spending all of that hard earned Sizes 30 to 38. The l[ you onght to try it, ifforno_ money on prom material. thing more than the sake of Then we all get so tied up curiosity Horrors! You might in our work that the time passes even like it! - before we know it and we're Fas onS opp, I] -~ Seniors. Yes, being a Junior is a great thing to be so let's Only one American farmenjoy it to the fullest extent! in one thousand is operated I=LORALA, ALABA/iA JE II by a "giant'~ corporation, ac- cording to 1969 data released Industry files one billion b),, the Census Bureaufederal rei)orts each year. OFFICE $UPPL Y STORE