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December 9, 1976

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--- SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ~UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. 2,1 ~ L'~j ..... b'Li_,,. ,'.L," L.e, i, " ESTABLISHED IN 1900 Location Of 106 Consecutive Annual Masonic Celebrations On Beautiful Lake Jackson And Gateway To The Gulf Coast ,-Seventh Year I=lorala, Alabama 36442 Covington County Number 39 Thursday, December 9, 1976 15c Per Single Copy ard r I To. I Mrs Paul Mitchell is running ow on dolls and other anq t aturd ht Everyone has always been so coopcratwe m gaihering up their children's, out-grown tovs.. So, dt n't let Michelle down now. Florala Quarter- ~ She does such a beautiful job in repairing tattered Club Awards ~ and torn toys, gives the dolls new hair dos. and makes { t honoring the [ such darling clothes for them. it would be a shame for Varsity and Junior ~ toys to just lav idle when dozens of our underprivileged i ty Florala Wild- |~ children could bc enjoying them at Christmas. i II Team. Cheer- and their guests was If ,you cannot deliver },our toys. to her home at 1522 IJ i West 10th Avenue, please phone her at 858-3493 and : itUrday night. DeCevmI [ Mrs. Mitchell will arrange to have them picked up. i'OUngsters have nee ! Your cooperation again this year in this effort will ~Iinners) keensoOntheattendingciub did t certainly be appreciated a little different this b-...-..~..~-...-.-....~.~...~ ...... ,so.,,.,.,,.,..,,.,,.,,.,,..,,. it seemed to please of awards something akin to Awards, the nor the person he presentation was who the winner was was opened Seemed to add a little excitement and sus- Quarterback Club Robert Moseley, and special Charles Stevenson special thanks to ,ack Club, the and Lockhart Sheriffs Department, Superintendents mtless number people who helped Rany ways during the season. He paid tribute to the the students and staff, saying they greatest bunch of to work with he had and he was for having had to work with said that the spirit shared by and the members is a situation be found just and one to be to with a great deal of He expressed deep to the Quarter- and to a number of establishments who the 20 trophies to a truly hard : .group of young men. m the season, Coach erry stated that the would be lucky to 15-5 season and they the season with a 7-3 to 3-A Opp who to Georgiana on to be runner-up State 2A Champion- to Luverne - well not tan be said about the loss, except that played exceptionally VOTED MOST VALUABLE CHUCK STEVENSON winner Stevenson. called on Harlin Noblin who on behalf of Sullivan Furniture Company. presented Jeffery Thrash with the Most Willis served as of Ceremonies for the of awards and Continued To Page 8 r WANTED Letters To Santa The Flerala News has received its annual bulletin North Pole requesting that this office act as for letters for Santa Claus this year. Area youngsters are invited to write their letters to Claus. preferable with a pen or a dark pencil, mail them to "Santa. The Florala News, P. O. Box Florala, Alabama 36442". The letters will be tnted in this newspaper and forwarded on to Santa stets are urged to rush and make their list, Santa and his elves have been busy all year they need to hear from each little boy and girl, so have their gift all ready for Santa's long trip the evening of December 24. C .,ondemnatton Explained By Mayor Joe R. Evans -- John Anthony accepts trophy from Coach Paul Terry. Mayor Joe Evans stated "International Paper Com- today that in order to expedite pany has always been permits and construction on cooperative in community ,the new sewer lines it is matters and local company necessary to file condemnation officials are to be commended proceedings against lnterna- for their help in making the tional Paper Company. How- new sewer system a reality." ever, Mayor Evans explained the Mayor further stated. He this was not due to lack of again emphasized that the cooperation by International condemnation suit was mu- Paper Company, but simply tually agreed upon as the was being done by mutual quickest way to comply with agregment with the company government requirements and in order to have all necessary fully expects the suit to be formsin Atlanta by thesettled out of court shortly. December, dr 8 deadline. Christmas Of Care of the Scholastic Award. Presentation made by his father. Charles PETERSON NEW CHIEF AT LOCKHART - Robert Peterson has been assigned the duties as Chief of Police in the Town of Lockhart. Peterson has been with the Florala Police Department for the past 6 months and acting Chief Paul Mitchell says he will be hard put to replace him. He feels Lockhart is fortunate in getting a man of his caliber as chief. Peterson was employed with the Andalusia Police Department 10 years; Samson l year; Geneva 1 year, and previously served with Florala Police Department for 1 year, after retiring from the U.S. Army in 1968. He retired from the Army after 24 years. 8 years of which was spent with the Military Police Force. He attended Chaplain School for 4 years and holds the rank of Colonel in the National Chaplain's Association. Peterson and his wife, Maxine, formerly of Brewton, moved to Lockhart last Wednesday. Their children are all married and living away from home. What better gift could youCross Blood Center will give at Christmas time than a coordmate direct shipments of gift of blood to someone in blood to hospitals and blood need? banks for use by Red Cross The American Red Cross covered patients. The amounts Blood Mobile will be in Fiorala of blood shipped will be based next Tuesday, December 14 at on the average usage of Red the Franklin-Ferguson build- Cross eligibles in the previous ing on East Fifth Avenue. The year. As for paperwork in- time set up for making your valved, it is expected that a donations is from 10:00 a.m. notification to the facility is all until 4:00 p.m. that will be needed. Co-chairman of the volun- The statement that if a teers for the drive next week person is a participant in the are Mrs. Anna Gitenstein and Red Cross Blood Program his Mrs. Sadie Moon. A pint of blood needs will be taken care blood is so little to give when of anywhere in the United someone's life is at stake. Be States is no longer valid Many thankful if you have never had AABB blood banks will not to experience the panic of participate in this "Plan". In needing blood and couldn't get the future, you will need to it. Continued To Page 7 Those making donations will be covered, along with their families for a 6 months period. Donors giving as much as a gallon of blood, of course, are RECYCLERS CLAIM covered for life. Because of a number of problems encountered with '163.80 FROM the American Association of Blood Banks Clearinghouse, BEVERAGE CANS the Administrator of the Mobile Regional Red Cross Aluminum recyclers here Blood Center, has advised have $163.80 jingling in their Blood Program, Chairmen its jeans for Christmas shopping agreement with this associa- after the November visits of tion was terminated as of the Reynolds Aluminum Re- October 19. cycling mobile unit. As a substitute' for the. That was for 1,092 pounds Clearinghouse. Red Cross (and was up from October Blood Centers have imple- collections of 674 pounds). mented the BloodSupply"November collections were the Assistance Plan. which will equivalent of some 25,000 involve the shipment of blood all-aluminum beverage cans. directly to transfusion facilities The mobile unit will be back and non-commercial blood here December 15 and 29 from banks on the basis of actual 12:30 to 2 p.m. across the blood usage by patients from railroad tracks from the Old Red Cross blood program Armory. participating communities. The unit manager pays 15 The fees involved will be cents per pound for all- consistent with the processing aluminum cans and some fees of the shipping centers, other clean household alum- andthere will be no transfer to inure such as pie plates; credits. By dealing directly aluminum foil; frozen food and with the hospital, a time dinner trays; dip, pudding and consuming middle step will be meat containers. Some other eliminated and patient blood aluminum items, including needs in most cases will be siding, gutters, storm door met faster and more effec- and window frames, and lawn tively, furniture tubing are also worth The "Plan" will involve the 15 cents per pound if free of all assigning of each of the 58 Red foreign materials, cut to Crbss Blood Centers a specific lengths not over three feet and geographic area in the United not mixed with aluminum States. Within this area a Red cans. C. J. Sullivan C. J. Sullivan ng Considered As Notional CD Head Wouldn't it be nice to ha~e a home-town boy helping to guide our country's defense on a National level. Well. this could become a reality, if C. J. Sullivan is successful in his bid for Director of the National Civil Defense Agency (NADA) with the Jimmy Carter Administration. Larry and 1 woukl like to join the dozens of other Alabamians who are supporting Alabama Civil Defense Director C. J. Sullivan for the job. Letters have been forwarded to the Carter Headquarters in Plains, Georgia from Governor George Wallace. the'Regional Civil Defense Headquarters, and a variety of other state and regional offices familiar with Sullivan's work as State Civil Defense Director. a position he has held for the past six years. Also, added to this list of Sullivan supporters is the Board of Covington Count), Commissioners, who passed a resolution at their Tuesday meeting of' last week, backing the Florala and Andalusia businessman for the job, As Alabama's CD Director. Sullivan has organized professional civil defense programs in every county in the state. Alabama is the only state in the nation with such a program. Additionally, he has helped organize and develop 181 rescue squads which are associated with civil defense, one or more squads in each county. Sullivan has been instrumental in getting civil defense courses taught on the high school level and the Alabama State School Board has made it mandatory for this course to be taught in every eighth grade class in the state. During a three-and-one-half year period since 1973, Alabama received eight (8) major disaster declarations -. more than during the previous entire history of civil defense. Under Sullivan's leadership. Alabama Civil Defense has coordinated more than 55 million dollars in Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance for Alabama citizens and government entities, Sullivan concepts on civil defense preparedness include a dual purpose program dealing with both nuclear and natural disasters, combining some of the disaster preparedness programs we now have and he believes our nation can deter a nuclear war by developing underground civil defense protection, utilizing unemployment and welfare citizens. In Governor Wallace's letter to Carter recommending Sullivan for the national post, he stated: "As a member of my cabinet for the past six years, C. J. has taken a passive State Agency and transformed it into a dynamic Department of Civil Defense. "C J. has continually used his experience and ingenuity as a successful businessman to provide superlative government services, never ceasing to acknowledge his superior, in my opinion, his attitude indicates that he will be equally valuable to you. He holds high regard for your ideals and a deep-rooted faith in your potential. Given the opportunity to serve, he will return to you the honor of success "C. J has been one of'my best appointments and I am certain that if you can find a place to utilize his talents and energies, he will be equally fruitful in your administration." Sullivan, a native of Munson, Florida, is married to the former lla C, Lewis. They have two children and four grandchildren. Their daughter, Rebecca (Mrs. Charles) Perry, lives in Savannah, Georgia Their son, Jim, a graduate of the University of Alabama Law School, admitted to the Alabama Bar in July of 1973, resides in Florala with his wife, Susan, and daughter, Leigh Ann, where he manages the family business. Andalusia claims C. J.. but since be is a Fiorala High School graduate of 1934, former president of the Florala Chamber of Commerce and City Councilman in neighboring Lockhart, where the family lived for a number of years, we feel that we can lay claim to him equally as well; We are all certainly proud of Sullivan's aet, omplishments on a local and state level and wish him ever), succeeas in his bid far national prominence. Carter would do himself proud to have a man with Sullivan's capabilities on his staff. Sullivan would very much appreciate letters of support from his friends at home, which should be significant in securing the post for one of our native sons. l ,i Y /i