The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on January 21, 1966 · 19
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CENTRAL FLORIDA The Tampa Tribune CENTRAL FLORIDA EDITION SECTION B LOCAL NEWS Florida' Prestige Newspaper TAMPA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1966 Hernando Eyes Hospital Wing BROOKSVILLE (By Staff Writer) The Hernando County Hospital is considering a 30-bed addition for extended care patients in . connection with the medicare program, the Hernando County Commission has been told. ;, Hospital Administrator Charles Allen said an archi tect has been contacted and preliminary plans are under discussion by the hospital board. The Florida Development Commission has been advised of the hospital's interest in expanding under the Hill-Burton program whereby 40 per cent of the construction cost would come from federal funds, the administrator said. Allen added that the hospital board hopes to get the remaining 60 per cent from race track funds "so that the taxpayer in the long run will not bear the brunt of building this addition." Allen appeared before the commission with board chairman Clarence Eppley to report on the hospital's operation. The administrator said the hospital definitely needs additional surgical and orthopedic equipment "but we don't have the money" to purchase it. hospital board under the federal program could be a profitable operation if the 30 beds remain "reasonably full," Allen 6aid. Each bed is expected to earn $17 per extended care patient and the cost would be $12, according to figures compiled by him. "If we could collect all the money which we earned we would have a profit that's the sad part of it," Eppley told the board earlier. During the last three months of 1965, the hospital earned $126,000 but collected only $98,-000 of that amount, Eppley added. ' Eppley said a new collection agency is being considered and that the accounts receivable figures continue to go up. - In reply to a question from Coraraissioner Murray Grubbs Eppley said the hospital is currently $54,000 "in the red" and that the hospital .can't continue to do that add pay its bills. 'i i:i y;. Commission Chairman A. S. Snow noted that most county hospitals unlike private hospitals that can select their patientshave similar difficulties because of welfare and , indigent patients and persons slow in paying their bills. Commissioner Benny Riven-bark agreed with Grubbs that the county commission may have to look into the possibility of levying a tax for the operation of the hospital. The addition proposed by the Annexations In Eustis Challenged EUSTIS (Special) Annexa tion procedure was questioned at this week's meeting of city commissioners by L. R. Huff- stetler, a newly elected commissioner who took office Jan. 4. Huffstetler said the present form of annexation was a "haphazard method" as the city takes in parcels at a time by request. Huffstetler claims this creates rising costs for the police de partment. Commissioner Roy Walker and Mayor Verdual Hamlin pointed out that eventually the gaps will be closed by persons willing to build on property with all city facilities. The city discontinued fire protection outside the city lim its Jan. 1. Since then numerous requests for annexation have been received. In other action commissioners agreed to pay $400 for prelim' inary planning for a trailer park convention site on the north end of Eustis Industrial Park. v Two Arrested At Gainesville GAINESVILLE (UPD A white woman member of the Mayor's Bi-Racial Committee and a negro man active in the civil rights movement were jailed yesterday on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Alachula County sheriff's office said it made the arrest on a warrant signed bby Chief Juvenile Officer Jack Gamble apd did not have details of the alleged offense. Held under $500 bond were Mrs. Carol Thomas, 32, and Linell Mincy, 41. rrmw , M hJueeebj " ' ' lu ' "" J " "J f' I I 1 I I , .q.r"-- 1 ) . - ft m-Ktew M iss Pasco AP Wirephoto Bus Plunges from Expressway The driver of this bus, Coley Williams, received only slight injuries after the vehicle broke through a guard rail on the Miami Expressway and plunged 35 feet to the ground. Williams, alone in the bus, escaped serious injuries when two sections of the guard rail were impaled through the front of the bus. He is being treated in the lower right of the picture. Chairman Named EUSTIS (Special) Joe Creamons has been named Golden Triangle area chairman of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida to be con ducted Feb. 5-6. Alachua's Junior College Receives Its Formal Name By GLENN LANEY Tribune Staff Writer GAINESVILLE (Special) Alachua County's new junior college, scheduled to open in September of this year, was officially named Santa Fe Junior College yesterday by the Alachua County School Board. However, the new name was not without its opponents. Mrs. Grace Knight came before the board yesterday asking it to consider changing the name .to. Santa Fe Community College, ' . "The role of a junior college has changed today from what it was before World War II," Mrs. Knight said. "It no longer serves as just the first two years of college which prepares its students for a larger four year university. Junior colleges now offer a wide range of Liberal Arts Or ' l 1 Fordyce Davis courses for their students. Junior colleges of today have become a more intimate part of the community and serve the community better as a result. Therefore I would like to see the 'Junior left out of the name and call it either Santa Fe Community College or Santa Fe College," Mrs. Knight said. President of the new col- Eyes Bee-uty Crown ;i;f;::::::;;ii::i::: lllllliip?:lil , GAINESVILLE (Special) Miss Betty Jo Padron, Florida's 1966 Honey Queen, will leave the University of Florida campus this weekend to compete for the crown of the National Honey Queen. The contest will be part of the American Beekeeping Federation meeting in Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 24-29. As Florida's 17th honey queen, Miss Padron has been attending honey shows at district fairs, giving demonstrations on the use of honey in foods, and appearing on tele-" vision programs over the state. Dairymen in 41 Counties Say Price Wars Hurting JACKSONVILLE Wl Dairy spokesmen from central and northeast Florida, claiming price wars are costing them money, askixl as much speed as possible in establishing a federal milk marketing area for 41 Florida counties as a hearing on the proposal continued yesterday. "Competitive price wars have been a source of instability between producers and handlers," said Roy Benson of Jacksonville, manager of the Northeast Florida Milk Producers Association. "Retail price wars without regulation of producer prices invariably end up with the producers bearing the cost of the war," Benson said. Donald S. Piatt of Orlando, secretary of Dairy Farmers Mutual, also asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to move as rapidly as possible in establishing the new marketing area extending westward to Bay County and southward to Osceola County. The operation would be similar to those existing in southeast Florida and the Tampa Bay area, controlling prices which distributors pay producers and seeking to stabilize milk supplies by pooling them. Northeast and1 central Florida areas left the Florida Milk Commission supervision last June. Only the 16-county Tallahassee area remains under the state body and it plans to leave Jan. 27. Tallahassee area dairymen have asked to be included in the North-Cen tral Florida Marketing Area. .The acting director of the state commission, George T. Goodridge, testified the commission staff is reduced to two people himself and a secretary. Explaining why central Florida dairymen decided they wanted federal control, Piatt testified in recent years under state regulation they experienced "varying and changing conditions." . A possible controversy, only hinted at so far, hinges on how far the federal marketing order will cover producer-distributors that is, dairies which have their own herds and sell their own milk. - Florida U. Sets Ballet Sunday GAINESVILLE (Special) The National Ballet, resident company of Washington, D.C., will perform in the University of Florida Auditorium at 4 p.m. Sunday. Under the direction of . Frederic Fr a n k 1 i n, the . widely-acclaimed company will perform three numbers, "Homage au Ballet," "Four Temperaments" and "Con Amore." The company is headed by Sonia Arova, Stafan Grebel, Andrea Vodehnal, Michel Bruel and Noni Mahler. Tickets may be purchased by the public at the Record Bar or at the public functions office in the Florida Union on campus. The price for adults is $2, while tickets for children and high school students are $1 each. Attorney Sends Bill CRYSTAL RIVER (Special) A bill for $2,793.84, received by the Crystal River Town Council for attorney's fees in a case which has never been com pleted, brought new cries of anguish from the council. The bill, for work done on a I damage suit against the town by Johnson Savary, represents only part of the fee Savary asks. In terim fees for this suit (Hurst vs. Town of Crystal River) were paid to Savary when he resigned last June. The new bill repre sents work he has done since that time. Savary also presented the council with a bill in excess of $2,300 for his work . on the town's revenue certificate vali-l dation suit. The validation was denied by Judge Carroll Fus- sell, in December. Savary has threatened suit to collect the fees for validation proceedings. Westminster Choir EUSTIS (Special) West minster College's Concert Choir of New Wilmington, Pa., will present a concert next Tues day at 8 p.m. in the First Pres byterian Church of Eustis. Will Be Awarded At Fair Tonight By NELL WOODCOCK Tribune Staff Writer DADE CITY Rain put a damper on fair activities at the Pasco County Fairgrounds yesterday, but the weather should not hamper tonight's beauty pageant when Miss Pasco County of 1966 will be selected from a field of 27 contestants. The annual beauty pageant will be held in the modern new Dan Cannon Auditorium which has a seating capacity of Zephyrhill Demos Elect New Officers lege, Dr. Joseph Fordyce, ob jected to the suggestion. While he admitted that Mrs. Knight "stated the purpose of a jun ior college beautifully," he still expressed a wish for the proposed name. The school board, which expected no such opposition to the name, ig- n o r e d another citizen who raised his hand to be recog nized and voted on the name. The decision was unanimous. In other action the board heard a request by County Commission Chairman G. M. Davis that fallout shelters be constructed in all new school buildings. Davis is also chair man of the fallout shelter com mittee for the commission. "I know this board is in terested in finding out wheth er it would be economically possible to include fallout shelters in future school build ings," Davis said. "I would like to see a committee rep resenting each of our boards get together to hash this thing out. It may prove to be a great safety factor to many of our citizens." School Board Chairman H. Dale Smith replied: "This is such a complex and difficult problem that I think it is a good idea that committees from each body get together and go over it for as long a time as needed. However, you must realize that we must build school units to serve a specific function. If we find that we cannot build them to serve this function and pro vide a fallout shelter also, then we cannot include them in our future plans." By ALICE HALL Tribune Correspondent ZEPHYRHILLS (Special) Herbert Sapp is the new presi dent of Zephyrhills Democrat ic Club. He succeeds J. W. Kerr who, after serving in the presidency for a year, has been seated on the board of directors. Other officers elected at the annual meeting of the club this week include Mrs. Don Pattie, vice president; Mrs. Drew Croft, secretary; and George A. Neukom Jr., treasurer. Sam S u r r a 1 1 and Elisha Green join Kerr on the direc tor roster. State Senator D. D. Covington Jr., Dade City, charter member of the club and prin cipal speaker at the meeting, clarified the effect on Pasco County of the reapportionment voted at the 1965 . session of the Florida Legislature. - t - The county will continue to elect a representative each two years as heretofore, Coving ton told the group. But Pasco will be joined with Hernando, Citrus and Sumter counties in the Ninth Senatorial District instead of with Sumter alone in the 38th Senatorial District which Cov ington served. Covington went on to say that a senator will be elected from the newly formed Ninth District this year for a two- year term and after the two years for a four-year term. ' - ' 'i f HERBERT SAPP Democrats or Republicans are eligible to run for the senate seat in the new district which has an , estimated population of 85,000. Using "Opportunities in Cit izenship" as his topic, Sen. Covington reviewed the his tory of the Democratic party and of the local club. Reminding that there is no room for bobsledders who don't work in the set-up, he said, "Any party with too many 'free riders' will go downhill at a tremendous rate of speed just as a bobsled is designed to do." Admonishing fellow Democrats to be good citizens in their own homes and communities, Covington reminded, "President Andrew Jackson gave our party to the people and only the people can give it to the Republicans." 1,200 persons. In the past, 'this highlight of the fair was held, in a partially enclosed! building. There will be an admission charge this year. ' - Vying for the crown-currently held by Joann Roberts of Dade City are girls from nearly every area of the county. From the West Coast there will be Lynda Elder, - Cathi Myce and Jani Webb, sponsored by the New Port Richey -Jaycees. , Bethel Clements of LancT O'Lakes is sponsored by the" Land O'Lakes Civic Associa-" tion. Mary Cannon of San Antonio is sponsored by San An- tonio Knights of Columbus and Libby Boyd of Trilby is sponsored by Wallace Eggs. ," As in the past, Dade City drew the laregst number of contestants, including Linda Jean Allen, sponsored by the Junior Women's Club; Charlotte Blessing, Morey's Standard Service Station; Anne May Harris, Dade City Jaycees; Patricia Yvonne Kin-sey, Guy's Insurance; Joan McNair, Citrus Bowl Lanes, and Marian Owens, Order of Rainbow Girls. Also from Dade City are Faye Henri Parker, Micken High School Alumni; Anita In grid Roache, sponsored by the Future Homemakers of America; and Romaine Speed, sponsored by the F u t u r e Farmers ef America. These girls are the first Negro contestants ever to enter the annual pageant. . - Laura Piersol, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Dade City; Betsy Petway, Bank of Pasco County; Phyllis Ramsey, American Legion Auxiliary; Elizabeth Mary Scharb-er, Pasco County Farm Bu-. reau; Frances Shafchuk, Pas co County 4-H Clubs; Diane Sparkman, Ruth's Beauty Sa lon; Diane Tscarios, Pasco Poultry Inc., and Margaret Mary Wallauer, Dade City Lions Club. , v y, CROSSING STREETS ; ..V ' MAY BE HAZARDOUS ; j S.. TO YOUR HEALTH! :u ' jskm ;" .' ' 3 "':'pv.'';;-.:":i .r.l llr-- I rl 11 pi r . 5 I . J V ,...; :: ....... T .- Be Hazardous to Your Health ,1 Staff Photo by Ross Parsons First Things First! Bob Orrutt. a ITnivprsitv nf Smith Florida student, thinks the emnhasis is sometimes placed in the wrong 1 J . w . . piaces in moaern living, lie is snown here hansin? a si?n to illustrate his point. The message paraphrases that now required on cigarette packages (see insert). Orcutt's point is that "the corelation between crossing streets, and dying is far greater than the corelation betwee nsmoking cigarettes and dying."-

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