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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• ~UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1972 PAGE 3 - Mayor Joe R. Evans and Jack Vaughan stand in recently purchased bvAlabama Power Company area, with Frank Leddon standing in the bucket at is manager of the Florala Alabama Power Cam- and Leddon works with the Florala office. shows the truck as it elevates the bucket and Mr. a height for working on tops of poles when necessary. Power Proceeding Construction In Area Mayor Joe R. Evans that Alabama Power advised him that ling on schedule with program costing in the Florala, and surrounding area. noted the com- as saying the of the program, already been cam- tded the construction - volt trans- He said this makes [o supply power into two directions, interruptions due to other unfavorable and thereby subs- rnProving reliability .~Pany also has in- 'lees to insure that .1 be maintained at level, Mayor Evans site for the substation has been acquired and the facility is ex- pected to be completed in early 1974. A 44,000 volt line will be built from the new substa- tion to Florala, providing a third source of power to the area. At the present time the com- pany is in the process of pur- chasing a site in Florala for an additional substation on which they plan to begin construction during the first half of 1973, the Mayor asserted. The substation the company plans to build in Florala has been made necessary by the con- tinuing growth in this locality, he said. Mr Evans said that the company has stated that the new Florala substation will provide service at 12,000-volts as compared with the 4,000- volt system presently in use. In addition to the extensive construction program, the com- pany is making available to the Florala area a modern aerial- lift truck for service personnel working out of the Florala office. The truck, one of the most mo- dern in the company's fleet, will elevate the lineman to a working position at a pole or line in minimum time and enable him to make repairs much more quickly than by climbing a pole in the conventional manner. xt stop in the con- now under- building a 9.30, line from ~,labama, to the Ala- state line. Pass- of Fiorala, this completed in i973. Florala area to from the 230, the company will a new substation be- and Geneva• The ty The Florala City Council in its meeting Monday night, January 18, 1972, at the Flor- ale City School lunchroom, appointed by Resolution, Allen Cook, Attorney-At-Law, to be City Recorder for the City of Florala. Also appointed were Victor Anderson and Wilson Jones as deputy recorders for the City. The Mayor no longer will serve as City Recorder or Judge and will not be able to issue warrants in behalf of the city. These changes were made as a result of recent Supreme Court Ruling which state that Mayors could no longer serve in this capacity because of con- flict of interest where the city receives revenue from fines through the Mayors Court. Al- len Cook, at present, is also serving as City Recorder for the City of Andalusia and is a former District Attorney for Covington County. Court will still meet on January 6, 1973 at the City Court Room at City Hall. Other business brought be- fore this meeting which was held one week earlier because of re- gular meeting date falling on Christmas day, was a .report from Planning Commission by Lewis Eiland, requesting a Building Inspector be appointed. On a motion by Councilman Jones, W.H. Strickland was ap- pointed Building Inspector for the City of Florala. Also in the planning board's report was to ammend the qualifications as to building code inspector to experience in the field of con- tracting rather than Enginners and Architects as set out in Code which are not available. Wayde Wilkersou, who is en- gineer connedted with Monsanto, was appointed Industrial En- gineer for the City of Florala. His duties will be of Industrial Growth for the City and Land fill operations. The situation of misuse of the Old Armory Building was discussed after a report given by Scout Master Kim George involving the breaking and en- tering of the scout room at this building. A new lock is to be placed on the front door with authorization of entering this building from Mayor Joe Evans, Councilwoman Chick Hutchinson, Kim George and George Lancaster. Those per- sons using the Armory must check with the Police Depart- ment before entering and after leaving the building so as to the care and up keep during admission. Mr. Pete Lowe of Cotton Tractor Company gave a re- port as to equipment offered by Ford in the way of front end loaders which the City is in- terested in purchasing. Bids will go out to dealers asking for bids on such items. In other action the Mayor presented the bill for Christ- mas gifts which were approved by the Council. The purchase of a light on police cars which was property of former police- man was discussed and pur- chase was authorized if original bill of sale could be produced as to transfer of own- ership from person to City. Raises were approved for the City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk as well as custodian of City Hall. City clerk was raised to $95.00 per week, as- sistant city clerk of $74.00 per week and Custodian of $37.00 per week. Permission was given for the purchase of a pistol for policeman to be reimbursed back to the city at $10 per week until pistol is paid for. Councilwoman Mickler gave the police report as to the number of arrests by her de- partment. Also reported was the need for radio for new Police Car which was approved through LEPA Monday. The City will take delivery of this car in a few days. Charles Howell of the Air- port Authority gave a report as to the Airport plans and asked the city to help with the in- stallation of a pump for water supply at the airport. The Council asked that a meeting with the Airport Authority at the next Zouncil Meeting on January 8, i973 to discuss ways and means of getting this. Councilman Victor Anderson reported that the cost of signs needed to replace old wooden stop signs and other traffic signs amounted to $900 for signs, $187.50 for post and $7 80 for bolts. Approval was given by the Council for the purchase of these items through the Gas Tax Funds which can be used for this purchase. Councilman Harold Young gave the Fire Department report and a discussion of gifts for the fireman from the City which was approved. Councilman Wilson Jones gave the financial report as to the City's operation for thepast two months. Also approved was the purchase of the Police Car received through LEPA Funds and accepted on bids. Councilwoman Chick Hutch- inson gave the recreation report and asked that the Council approve fruit baskets for this Christmas for different families living in Florala. Also report- ed was that the budget for the recreation department would be ready at the next meeting as well as terms of recreation board members. There being no further busi- ness the meeting was adjourned. PROMOTED - Florala Troop One, Boy Scouts of promoted to Star and First Class rank at a Court December IL' top photo from left, Bobby Gflley, Jo Jo Brown, Joe Carpenter, Wilson Jordan, all promoted to Second photo from left: Ewin Moody, Scout Represen~ttve for Lions Club; Klm George, Scoutmaster; Paul Carpenter, Donald Burleson, First Class rank; Oscar Golden, Ricky Phil- lips: all promoted to First Class rank; and Kenny Cawthon, As° slstant Scoutmaster. LEPA FUNDS APPROVED FOR FLORALA - Mr. John Wright of the Law Enforcement Planning Agency of Enterprise came to Flo- rala, Monday to present the grant to Florala for Police Car ,'rod Patrolman salary. This grant of over $9,000.00 will be a 25~ matching by the City and 75% by LEPA. The much needed car and policeman will give the Florala Po- lice Department added help in the area of Law Enforcement. Fur- ther grant applications are planned by the City Council for the com- ing year as to radio operators and other needed equipment which is available through the LEPA. Pictured Irom left left is Councihnan Wilson Jones, John Wright, Councilwoman Sybil Mickler and Chief of Police Ra~tclal Stewart. Florala Police Care In Driving The Florala Police Depart- ment personnel are asking dri- vers to drive with extreme care during the holidays. Holidays means a vacation for school children who are apt to be care- less and may become so ex- cited they forget the rules of good pedestrian safety. Darkness, distracted shop- pers, holiday travelers and darlmess contribute to the Christmas confusion for drivers and pedestrians alike. Drivers are especially urged to control speed and reminded that speed and drinking drivers are involved in a high percent- age of holiday accidents. All drivers are urged to re- frain from drinking. McKOY'S ATTEND CONCERT GIVEN IN BIRMINGHAM Sunday afternoon, December 10, 1972, the Birmingham Sym- phony Orchestra, under the di- rection of hmerigo Marina, the music director and conductor. The concert was given at the Shades Valley High School Au- ditorium, in Birmingham as a part of their second seasonpro- gram. Excerpts from "The Nutcracker Ballet", Opus 71, by Tschaikowsky were featured. During the second part of the program the 92 voice boys glee club from Indian Springs School joined the Birmingham Sym- phony Orchestra and under the direction of Mr. Marion, per- formed several Christmas num- bers. Col. and Mrs. Wendell G. McKoy were the week end guests of their daughter, Dr. Charlotte McKoy and attended .the con- cert. Their son, John, is a member of the Indian Springs Glee Club. Urges Extra II TROY UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES WINTER REGISTRATION DATES Troy State University at Fort Rucker announces admission and registration dates for the Winter Quarter, 1973, will con- tinue through January 4. Troy State University at Fort Rucker's Admissions and Re- gistration Offices are located in Building 5003 on Sixteenth Street between Andrews Avenue and Third Avenue at Fort Rack- er. Both the Admissions Officer and Registrar can be reached for additional information at 255-3233 or 255-4935. New applicants to Troy State University at Fort Racker, both undergraduate and graduate level, will continue to be pro- cess during the month of De- cember and the first Week in January. Those interested in the Master's in Business Ad- ministration program should contact Mrs. Gay Peacock of the Registrar's Office as soon as possible. The Admissions and Regist- ration Offices will be open front 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Fri- days. These offices will be closed December 21 through De- cember 27 and on January l, 1973. Classes will begin Janu- ary 3 and end March 16 for the Winter Quarter. Ninty courses in the various undergraduate and graduate programs are offered. All requirements for degrees may be completed at this Branch Campus of TSU, including the new Master's of Business Ad- ministration• ROTARY CLUB MEETS- Jim Walker, program leader, intro- duced Major Riley Taylor, U. S. Air Force Reserve officer. Major Taylor gave information on the U. S. Air Force Academy of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He stated that the purpose o~ the Air Force Academy is to train officers for the U. S. Air Force. , ,: A gift was presented showing the very rigorous physical train- :. ~. ing a person ,must accomplish at the Air Force Academy. Pictured from left: Jim Walker, Riley Taylor, Arthur Tew " and Willie Ray Huckabaa. Tewand Huckabaa were guests from the ",~'.~ Interact Club. .~ ose To List musical director of Radio City Music Hall. The young musi- cians are in California as guests of the McDonald's resta~trant chain, which sponsors the annual search for the nahon's top 101 high school musicians. McDonald's All-American Band also will be one of the featured highlights of "Sounds Watch for Dennis Gibbs, who attends Florala High School on the telecast of the big Tourna- ment of Roses Parade at 11:30 a.m., E. S. 'r., New Year's Day, over NBC-TV. Dennis will be marching and playing in the colorful parade as a member of the 1970 Mc- Donald's All-American lligh MANPOWER AREA PLANNING MEETING The Southeast Alabama Area ccmposed of Barbour, Henry, Houston, Dale, Geneva, Coffee, and Covington County held its initial meeting of the Coopera- tive Area Manpower Planning System at McLin's Restaurant in Daleville, Alabama Wednes- day night, December 6, 1972. The purpose of this area committee will be to conform to State and Federa! legislation so that a blueprint may be de- veloped for the area that will link Federal and State manpower programs with local efforts. The committee is made up of four representatives each from the seven counties in the District and they come from four distinctive groups which are Agency Sponsor Representa- tives, Client Sector Representa- tives, Business/Labor Sector Representatives, and Public Sector Representation. This group working together and pooling their resources will de- sign a comprehensive annual manpower plan that will identify people needing services, em- ployers needing employable workers, and a design for the provision of services that will insure a high level of success in moving the people fnto jobs in the shortest possible time and in the most efficient manner. Such plans must encompass all manpower and manpower- related programs regardless of fund source. Representatives from Cov- ington County on this Area Coun- cil are: Mr. E. C. Nevin, Director, MacArthur State Technical Institute, Opp, Ala- bama; Mrs. Joe Evans, Mayor, Florala, Alabama; Dr. W. H. McWhorter, President, Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College Anda- lusia, Alabama; Mr. Hiram Pitts, Chairman, The Covington County Commission, Red Level, Alabama. Mr. C. R. Trousdale, Man- ager of the Alabama State Em- ployment Service in Andalusia, was a guest at the meeting along with other Employment Service managers in Southeast Alabama. leves ristmas Thieves who ply their trade in shopping center parking lots find the holiday season much to their liking, reports the In- surance Information Institute With acres of parked cars many stuffed with valuable mer- chandise, the parking lot burglar has little trouble finding one left unlocked by some shopper distracted by the rush and hustle of Christmas buying. There are no statistics on the amount of property stolen from unlocked ears or from locked cars in which articles are left in plain view, but it runs into the millions of dollars. The only way to foil thieves is to place your bundles in the trunk of your car and lock it. Make sure all doors and win- dows of the car are locked. A large proportion of the 941,600 cars stolen last year were easy thefts, because the owner either left his keys in the car or left it unlocked. Don't play Santa to Car- Burglars. School Band, conduct¢M by famed of '73" - - Tournament of Roses maestro Paul Lavalle, who is pre-parade show on NBC-Tv. From left: Joe Traylor State President; L. T. Hitler, Sup,. ervisor, COp; W. F. Patterson District Conservationist, And ",~sta. Water Supervisors Soil And Hold Meeting The 30th Annual meeting ol the Alabama Association of Son and Water Supervisors was held December 10-11, 1972 at the Jefferson Davis Hotel, Montgo- mery. Alabama. Dr. Paul A. Dully, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, Alabama was the speaker at the Sunday night Vesper Services. Dr. Max Rafferty, Dean of the School of Education at Troy State University was the speaker at the luncheon on Monday Those attemling the annual banquet was prlviledged to hear one of the Midwest's best known bankers as well as a great en- tertainer, Robert Godherry, Vice President, Eourth National Bank and Trust Company, Wichita, Kansas. Also appearing on the pro- gram was David G Unger, As- sistant Executive Secretary of the Natmnal Association of Soil Conservation Districts Attending the meeting from Covington County were District Supervisor L. T Harper, Opp; and District Conservationist W. F Patterson, Andalusia. LBWJC HOLIDAYS TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 21 JUDY LOUISE WHITE NAMED TO DEAN'S LIST AT U OF SM Those students at the Uni- versity of Southern Mississippi making the Fall quarter Dean's List have been announced by Dr. Gilbert Landson, registrar. Inclusion on tins academic honor roll requires a grade point average of at least 3.25 ( 4.0 is all A's )on a mini- mum load of l0 semester hours. Among those on the Dean's List tram F'lorala, Alabama, Judy Louise White. )$~r,~tilt~"*"''~'-.~""'~d'tm~~ The Christmas holidays for students at Lurleen B. Wallace SANTA SAYS: State Junior College will begin rll BE on Thursday-, December gl. Wednesday marked the last day DROPPING of classes at the Andalusia , BY SOON college before beginning theex- tended vacation. Classes are scheduled to re- sume on Monday, January 8. Administrative offices will remain open during the vaca- tion period for individuals wish- ing to contact the college. Staff members and administrators will close their offices on Mon- day and Tuesday, December 25 and 9.6, and on Monday and Tues- day, January I and 9..