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ION S TO G I IBUTION ?, PAGE • • • • • • Monday, November 16, 1970, began the same as any the school day ended quite abruptly and most for members of the Wildcat Football team. The that the football season was over, even though it known, was still hard to accept. Since the team exactly look forward to those gruelling hours of hard called football practice, one would thing that the WOuld be jubilant that the season was over, especially its outcome. However, this was not to be. final bell rang Men- the team wasn't on the field. no upcominggame to to, to think about. was only a void - a ' feeling that nothing can rolled around, this even more apparent. just no football game gone. the Cats failed to win season, there was al- unparaUeled antici- each game °~ld not be compared other feeling. Yet of this is gone -until which seems a long ...MRS. KENDRICK A BUSY TEACHER A busy home economics tea- chef, F.H.A. sponsor, Cov- ington County High graduate plus a Master's Degree from Auburn is a brief profile of Mrs. Mildred P. Kendrick, tea- cher at Florala High School. Many C.C.HZ. graduates can remember when Mrs. Kendrick was the very versatilebusiness teacher conducting a shorthand of the loss of eight hard-working sen- win be lost through next year can hardly Even with a 0-10 the season, itwas still Invaluable exper- gained by the re- players, who will wiser, and thus next year. Cats can only improve. next year is a long spring trining 5 in the future, and the months away. In football there may be trying to fill its football can never and typing class at the very be replaced; its excite- same timel Even now, all stu= hard work, disappoint- dents are familiar with her ~, anxieties, and spiritwill brisk, determined walk, her to live at F.H.S. both threat to pinch their heads off tTEST .LENGE and in the future. SASSER- '¢Pre- ray greatest challenge is Band Festival' on November 7, 1970. rated on my perfor- as drum majorette for the festival." ADAMS . "My greatest was when I went to and entered a hair contest. We had 45 to comb out our model. four models there had long hair. We ill afraid until the end. came out all right third place." DUNN - 'q guess my year the Alabama Music Festival at the of Alabama. I was because I didn't anyone in my band. I inferior because it that everyone there their instrumentbet- I. I feel better about and I plan on going year." YOU KNOW THAT was on Fri- end we played Black Cats7 Beggett is supersti- Maddox is very punny? Beauty Pageant was a while yet being very concerned about them, and her success- ful beauty contest sponsored annually by the F.H.A. In talking with Mrs. Kendrick, this interviewer askedher about changes in education: "There has been little change in the students' attitudes of today but they are lazier than students of yesterday. Perhaps this can be blamed on the principle of the easy life most of us enjoy today. Too, some students today for- get to be courteous unless they are reprimanded. Yesterday, it was a way of life.,' "In my old school days, we did more socializing. The reason this is not so today is that it's so easy to go out of town to other entertainments. When asked to express her opinion on how teachers had changed over the years, Mrs. Kendrlck broke into a smile. ',Well, I have always been a strict disciplinarian and I al- ways will be. However, as a whole, teachers of today are not as strict as theyonce were." Mrs. Kendrick is an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma, various teachers' organiza- tions, and the First Baptist Church. These and the teaching of young people are Mrs. Ken. drick's matn enjoyments of life. Of course, her ultimate enjoy- ment circulates around her seven active grandsonsl Everyone at F.H.S. enjoys Mrs. Kendrick and hopes she never retires. December Birthdays Gary Keith Maurey ......... I JoAnn Ansley .............. 2 Willie Larry Cooper ......... 2 Janice Hudson .............. 3 Ferrin Seay ................ 3 Kenneth Vanghn.. ........... 3 Henrietta Garret ........... 4 Willie Gilbert .............. 4 Emmit Brooks, Jr ........... 5 Pamela Windham ...... 5 Jimmy Thompson ........... 6 Sherry Woodham ............ 6 Gwendolyn Thompson ........ 6 Danny Franklin ............. 7 Debra Ann Baker ........... 8 Donald Durkee .............. 8 Shirley Ann Jowers ......... 8 Jerry Hunter .............. 10 Harris Le Malre ........... 11 YESTERYEAR vs. 1970 To keep the peace, each mae- istrate had learned to shoot from the hip. To keep the votes, each can- didate has learned to shoot from the lip. are 109 Freshmen, 88 Juniors, and FHS7 Rlchburg is a great hasbe- our first game is Dec. floors at FHS are very Right? Last week Coach Odom was interviewed about the basket- bali outlook for this year. He said that at the present timewe can't determine the team until we '~ut it all together". He also said, "Attitude and dedi- cation are the keys to success in anything. By the time we play there will be no doubt about theteem being physically prepared to play. Skill and conditioning aren't going to as- ******** • . • FHS REPORTER JOYCE HARRISON TALKS WITH COACH ODOM sure great success, though. To be more than mediocre, we have to have the drive and deter- ruination to do great things. To do great things you have to have extraordinary effort from ordinary people. Not onlydowe need great desire and drive from the players to win, but from the student body aswell." Coach Odom believes that the people who will win are the people who want to win the most. • • • JEALINE POUND STUDENT OF THE WEEK Winners Jelaine Pound is one of our new freshman faces here at FHS. She seems to be one of the ninth grade's intellec- tuals, and says that she looks forward to the day she's not a freshman anymore. Jelaine's hobbies include cooking and sewing, ridinghor- sea and watching tennis. She dreams of the day she will go to Jacksonville State Univer- sity or to the University of Alabama and major in science. She would like to become a math teacher, biochemist, or a model. Even though freshmen ac- tivities are limited, Jelaine keeps busy writing newspaper articles, staying on the A honor roll, and participating in all FHA activities. Her motto definitely fits her, as it reads, ',Do the best you can and make the best better." Beauty Contest The new Miss Florala, Miss Peggy Jean Lindsey, had this to say about the contest: "R was very exciting backstage be- cause nobody had any idea who had won. Everybody felt close because we were all competing for the same title. I wasex- tremely nervous because I felt all the people in the audience could see my mistakes. My only regret is that I wish every- body could have gotten something." Miss Debra Ann Baker, the winner of the Junior Miss ti- tle, had these comments about the contest: "The contest brcught everyone closer to- gether. The suspense of waiting to see who the semifinalists were was nerveracking. I was so nervous when they called my name that my knees started shaking and I couldn't move-- I Just couldn't believe itll]l" A special award is given to the girl who is the friendliest and most liked by the girls them- selves. This award, Miss Con- geniality, was given to Miss Barbara Gayle Weeks. Her feelings about the pageant were, 'q feel it was a great honor to be selected as Miss Con- geniality because the girls chose me. The talent com- petition made me the most ner- vous. Backstage we were in such a rush, that we really didn't have time to get ner- vous until we were in line to go on stage." Our congratulatious go out to these girls. We know Flo- rale will be wen represented. WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE 1"O BE? When a group of high school, st0dents were asked the question, 'qf you could be any- where in the world except Flo- rala where would you like to be and why?" there was a variety of answers. PATRICIA HUGHES - "Cali- fornla, because it's a great place to be In the summerfor swimming and boating. Plenty of fruit, too." DAWN WHEELER - "Hawaii, because I love the sports there and" those good looking boys." GREG THAMES - '`Florida, because I llke the water, the beautiful girls, and the sun.', PEGGY HART - "Italy, be- cause I have never been there." SYLVIA JACKSON- "France, I don't know why, but I've always wanted to go there." VIRGINIA PETRITSIS - "Ha- wall, because I adore warm weather and Hawaii has it all year long." JELEDIA CREECH = "Japan, because I enjoy water and mountains and there is plenty of each there." GLENICE JACKSON- "Anda- lusia Highway, because that's where Cecil Scofleld lives." JUDY THOMPSON - "Florida, Boysl" PATRICIA CARROLL- "Opp, because ~he' lives there." ERNESTINE SKANES - "New Orleans, because there are more interesting things to do there." GARY MOWREY - "Rapid City, South Dakota, because it is prettier there and more in- teresting." WAYNE PERDUE -" ,'The Mid- west because of the better hunting there. CATHY COOK - "Hollywond! One block away from Screen Gems Studio because I want to be an actress." • • . BARBARA GAYLE WEEKS cfYou have to have the desire WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF to win not only on Tuesday and SOMEONE GAVE YOU A Friday night, but every night. QUETZAL? You've got to be willing to make BARBARA REYNOLDS - ,vplay sacrifices to win all the time." it." When ordinarypeople, having TERRY HOLLEY - "Bounce ordinary ability, do extra- it." ordinary things,, and play LANE CRAVEY- "Give it with extraordinary desire, we'll back." have "put it all together". JELAINE POUND "Put it When this happens, Mr. Odom in the trash can." has no doubt about the players' SAXON WAGNER - "Look at ability to win. He says that it and look." if we lose--it will be due to poor PATRICIA CARROLL - "Eat coaching, it." In closing, here'satinalquote MR, ODOM - 'q'd eat it it it from the coach. "Great school didn't rub of or wasn't spirit makes a great team. Very hairy." few teams win without student SANDRA HiLSON- "Shoot it." SUppC'-'t." MRS. LANCASTER- 'q'ddrive Hunting Last Saturday and Sunday, Mrs. Dorothy Sellars took stu- dents from Florala, Opp, Laurel Hill, and DeFuniak to Hunting- don College in Montgomery. Mrs. Sellars, a graduate of Huntingdon, chartered a bus and arranged for the students to stay overnight at the Dip- lomat Inn in Montgomery. lege around 5:45 Sunday evening. Several questions were raised. Among them was what fields were to be majors for the students. Most students chose sore0 form of science or math while others chose lan- guage, home economics, and Journalism. Each student learned many Students from Florala, six facts about college. Examples seniors and approximately eight Juniors, met at Mrs. Sellars' house at six o'clock. From there, the students went to the First Methodist Church in Qpp, where more students were picked up. The students then traveled to Montgomery. The students arrived at Huntingdon around 9:00. After registering and picking up name tags at the Delchamp's Student Center, the President of the col- lege spoke to the students and introduced other members of the faculty. He then introduced the chairman of the student body. The student government has almost complete control over affairs in the coDege, even to the extent of having a court to try cases. The seniors taking the com- petitive exams were then dis- missed to the exam room. Usually, only the 20 top scor- ers are inter¢iewed for scholarships. However, since the scores were unusualiyhlgh, twenty-nine students were cho- sen. Of the five seniors from Florala who took the test, three were chosen for interviews. They were Jimmy Brooks, Peb- ble Geohagau and Lana HarreU. Tours of ,the campus were then conducted for the students. l.tmch was served cafeteria style in the college lunchroom. Special tours, for students interested in special fields for their ma~ors, were given. Af- ter these, a special meeting was held in the gymnasium to con- gratulate the winners of the competitive tests. The meeting was then ad- Journed, and the students were then entertaLned by the college, dramatic club in the pre- sentation of ',Caberet." The students then checked in at the Diplomat Inn, where they ate dinner and spent the night. After church the next. morning, the students again had lunch at ItmUngdou. 'l~e stay in Montgomery was then used for sight-seein~. The students arrived home of such facts were: Hunting- don is a more liberal school than other colleges, the ratio of the faculty to the students is 1 to 14 and the class average is only 20 students. Perhaps the most outstanding point of Huntingdon was the helpfulness of the teachers. Each teacher took a very per- soual view of each student by helping them while they were away from college, as well as when they were attending col- lege. it.'' PEGGY LINDSEY - "Put it on my dresser and look at it." JOYCE HARRISON- "Qweet it." DEBBIE DAVIS - "Put it in a drawer." MAVIS WILKINS - "Put it on my desk." PAM McGEE - "Put it in a cage." PATSY LAIRD - "Free it." SHERRY HARRISON - "Give it to Gay." WHAT HAVE YOU BOUGHT RECENTLY THAT YOU DON'T NEED? Mary Kathryu Mitchell - Candy Jamle McPhall - Rollers Debbie Madden - Flngernallpo- lish Gloria Chancy - A sweater Loraine Moody - recess and a lunch ticket Gary Keith Mowrey - maga- zines y Bryant - socks and candy ~,eith Lewis Comic books Bill Sellars - A chance on a cake Jelaine Pound - A swim cap Beth Harrison - Sweet tarts Sylvia Jackson - Perfume Peggy Hart - Rollers Kathy White - Food Verlne Snow - A ring Terry Hughes - A false mus- tache Cheryl Mills - Hair ribbons Wanda Hamilton - Tooth- brush Craig Harrison - A new pair of shoes Victor Anderson - Windbreaker (jacket) Karen Duke - A magazine Larry Carroll - Boot socks Andy Seay - Pacifier for Deb- bte QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK: WHAT IF something that couldn't be stopped hit some- thing that couldn't be moved? WHAT WOULD living in the world be llke if every- one was perfect? IF someone called "Help" what would you do? WHAT STYLE will the girls wear this week? IS IT TRUE blondes have more fun? CAN Mr. Revell keep a straight face one full 5th period? WILLIAM WHO, wrote Julius what? WHAT WILL seniors do after graduation? WHAT are Fords and Chevys made of? WILL ALL Seniors of '71 gra- duate? HOW MANY bricks are in the Florala High School building? HAS ANYONE started doing his theme for Family Living? WHAT WILL the basketball team be like this year? HOPE-THE EVER POTENTIAL What can a student believe7 In himself? Yes, it his wit is dulled. No, if his brain has explored the magic of learning. What, then, can he believe? In words, somber incan- tations repeated over and over that still remain words lost in the wind? In numbers and geometric patterns that create tombs or towers? Neither are enough for belief. Words are the tools of phi.. losophers seeking truth in phrases and further questions. Numbers and patterns are the tools of merchants andbutlders seeking the truths of profit. The question remains: What can a student believe? Or should the question be phrased differently? What can a student hope... And has not hope greater 13o- tential? FRESHMAN REAL PART OF F.H.S. After the first few weeks freshmen of F.H.S. have finally become true members of the school. They elected class officers the second day of school They are: president- Fletcher Gibson, vice-pres- ident- Cheryl Mills, sec- retary - Beth Harrison, and treasurer - Debra Baker. Freshmen have gotten new friends from the two schools and now know each other. The student body of F.H.S. The student body of F.H.S. elected six freshmen girls as Junior Cheerleaders. Mary Kathryn Mitchell is captain and Beth Harrison is co-captain. Other cheerleaders are Debra Baker, Saxon Wagner, Pebble Madden, and Jamie McPhail. The freshman class is proud of their two representatives on the varsity football team. Mel- vin Matthews starts at flanker and Alfred Whitaker seesplenty of playing time at runningback. We congratulate these boys for TAKE TESTS- L.t~IA HARRELL, $1kU~Y BROOKS, DEBEIE GEOHAGAH TO BE . . .KNOW COMPANY In the company of old people, be understanding• In the company of thieves, be wary. In the company of superiors, be attentive. In the company of braggarts, be humble. In the company of good peo- ple, be kind. In the company of enemies, be forgiving. In the company of children, be patient. In the company of the rude and vulgar, be courteous. In the company of sales ar- tists, be broke. In the company of fools, be gone. IS EXPERIENCE the best tea- cher? Some people believe it is the best teacher for fools and that the wise do not need It. How- ever, I believe the fool would be a p~rson who gains nothing from emxerience. WANTEDH The hems of to- day's dresses. Some people have reported seeing them in different places all over the na- tion. Some have been seen in swingin' Kneeville, some on Ankle Boulevard. But most of our calls have been from people who saw them up mingling in the Thighland country. This has caused so much con- fusion that an all alert search is out for these refugees. The main people in charge of this operation are Captain Maxi and Sergeant Mini. Both of these men have been on most of the scenes ~ really know what's going on. If you see any of these hems anywhere, please notify the Seymor (Seemore) Police Dept. Your help will be greatly appreciated. WOULDN'T IT be a wonder= ful world if every human being could contribute Just one worth- while thing to our world? And wouldn't it be a wonderful world it we all practiced kindness and generosity instead of hate and selfishness? Are these thoughts wishful thinking orcouldtheybe a reality? One person's important be- lief: "Some say the Vietnam War is useless. Some say the war is very important. Those peo- ple who think it's useless should talk to a veteran of the war. Are the lives of those who have died to be in vain? That is the fact that is useless. I believe the Vietnam War is not being fought because of grudge or hate for the Viet Cong. I believe it is fought for the prln- ciple of all humans' freedom." ONE PERSON'S opinion - Halrll! Is it aheorshe???That is today's most commonly asked question. The length of hair has caused much confusion among adults as well as younger people. How many boys re- ceive "wolf whistles", hereto- fore reserved for girls. It is literally outrageous for boys to be mistaken for girls. The long hair on boys shows a lack of maturity and also how easily they are swayed by every fad that hits the country. It everyone followed this trend, the country's population would resemble their forefathers who settled this country and itwotdd seem that mankind had not ad- vanced at all. What will boys do next? Will they start wearing dressesor decide to be men? This maybe a question to be faced in the future. playing fine football. Keep it upl JUNIORS MAKE PROGRESS Since the first of the year, Juniors have been busy sel- ling, first magazines, and now candy. The total profits on the magazines was about $597, and the profit on the candy will be about $200. Part of the money the class raised has gone to secure aband for this year's Prom. Theband chosen was Forrest, out of Bir- mingham. Forrest has played at such places as the Univer- sity of Alabama and at Oie Miss. The Junior Class is looking forward to a great prom this year. Several Juniors have been busy taking places of leader- ship in school-wide organiza- tions: Ola Woodham - FHA president, Joe Hooten - editor of annual, president of band council, Steve Windham - vice- president of Beta Club, Sheila Martin - head cheerleader, Eli- zabeth Bates- president of FYCA, and Andy Seay - presi- dent of FFA. !, I I First and foremost in the minds of all seniors is rainier English. Theme writing and tim Elizabethan Age, not to mm~ ........ tion Greek Drama versus Mod- ern Drama ( which Aristotle and Arthu~ Miller) : are on the tip ot mo~t meier tongues.