Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 20, 1974 · Page 31
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 31

Panama City, Florida
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Thursday, June 20, 1974
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Pftge 4D NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Flu., Thursday, June 20,1974 Beach Delegation Seeking Sensible Setback Decision A delegation of Panama City Beach officials and other Interested citizens attended a hearing with state officials in Tallahassee this week to discuss a beach setback line that will best serve the Interests of everyone now and in the future. Charles Hilton, Jr., with fellow attorney Julian Bennett made the presentation on behalf of the city. The state was asked to consider the city of Panama City Beach's recommended line that basically connects existing seawalls. The hearing was conducted by examiner Jack Pierce and recommendations will be made later. Hilton said he feels the state will agree to a compromise position on a beach setback line that will provide reasonable restriction on future building. The delegation learned, Hilton said, that there Is actually no comprehensive topographical study available and that the engineering study Civil Air Patrol Conference Registration Scheduled Today At least 500 persons are expected to begin arriving today for the annual conference of the Southeast Region Civil Air Patrol, which will continue through Sunday at the Sheraton Motor Inn on Thomas Drive. Glover Loening, an aviation pioneer, who was present at Kitty Hawk when the Wright brothers made their historic flight, will head the conference encompassing units from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Historical Society Discusses Heritage A special meeting to discuss ways to preserve the historical, social and archeological heritage of the area is being sponsored Tuesday by the Bay County Historical Society. The meeting will be held In the Social Science Auditorium of Gulf Coast Community College beginning at 7:30 p.m. - Lyn Whltehurst, president of the Bay County Historical Society, said Dr. William Thurston, chief preservation planner of the state Department of Archives, will lead the discussion and will explain how both the state and federal governments are funding specific projects. Mrs. Whltehurst said persons interested in area history, sociology or archeology are invited to attend the session which will also feature a viewing of the movie entitled "Kaybolt Wrecking Company" — a film which raises questions regarding preservation of aspects of our cultural heritage. She said the county historical society realizes that not all things can or should be preserved for posterity. "However, our community must at this time take a solid and responsible look at what has been done and what still needs to be done in this area," she said. Persons or groups desiring to display pertinent materials are asked to do so, she said. Noted West Florida historian E.W. Carswell of Chipley has been invited to display several manuscripts on area history which he has written. Jim Halsten of Panama City, an amateur archeologist, has also been invited to display artifacts he has uncovered in Bay County and which professional archeologlsts believe may represent cultures existing in the area several thousands of years ago. Tennessee, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico. Commander Tom Cook of the Coast Guard Flotilla 16, Col. Charles Messerll, chief of staff at the National Headquarters at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala., and Brig. Gen. William M. Paterson, national chairman of the CAP, will speak at the general assembly Friday. Registration will begin today with the general assembly scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. Lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m., with seminars beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Seminars will center on operation, safety, communications, logistics, information, cadet advisory sessions and aerospace education. Civil Air Patrol Is the volunteer civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force with a three fold mission which includes aerospace education, leadership training for its cadets (teenage members) and a wide-spread program of emergency services of which air search and rescue is one phase. SSI Recipients Recipients To Get July Food Stamps TALLAHASSEE (UPI) Recipients of Supplemental Security Income are not to be denied food stamps in July, the Division of Family Services was told Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the notice to. the state. Present federal regulations would have cut off all SSI recipients June 30. Supplemental Security Income is a collective program for the aged, blind and disabled who were formerly receiving welfare checks through a state-federal program. In January, responsibility for issuing the checks was transferred to the Social Security Administration and eligibility for the purchase of food stamps by the adult categories was to continue only to June 30. QUANTITY RIGHT* RESERVED CONVENIENTLY LOCATED 1126 TRANSMITTER ROAD PRICES GOOD THURSDAY - FRIDAY - SATURDAY SIRLOIN TIP ROAST $|49 LB. LB. GUT AMD WRAPPED BEEF PATTIES ALL MEAT 10 LB. BOX *8 90 « RUMP ROAST BONELESS $^49 LB. BEEF PATTIES 10 LB. BOX $090 BOX SIRLOIN STEAK $159 LB. We also sell milk-bread-eggs-frozen pies and vegetables. STEAK $|29 LB. WHOLE FRYERS is. is less than comprehensive. Hilton feels strongly that it is legally and morally wrong for any setback line to be devised that would take people's property without paying for It or to absorb so much property that the owner would be unable to make use of the rest of it. He feels a building code Is needed that will make construction compatible with nature. "If we move with dispatch to study and enact such a code I believe the Department of Natural Resources will look with more favor on recommendations of local government", Hittonsald. Hilton said "within the next few years we are in for the greatest growth we have ever seen and If we are to preserve the beauty and splendor of our beaches we must plan for the onslaught of such growth. And we at home can certainly do this better than it can be done elsewhere." Hilton commended the county's adoption of the Southern Building Code as a step in the right direction. Pointing to the problem of erosion, Hilton said millions of yards of sand have been dredged out to the detriment of the beaches, and said he is gratified that the Department of Natural Resources is putting a renourishment program Into effect that will help restore the beaches. "Nobody should want to harm our beaches," Hilton said, adding: "When you do that, you cripple our principle Industry." Resources Head Diet TALLAHASSEE, (UPI) Dr. Robert O. Vernon, 62, Director of Interior Resources for the state Department of Natural Resources, died at his home Wednesday after a heart attack. Vernon, one of the state's out* standing geologists, was stricken while doing some house and yard work while on vacation. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. A native of Spring Creek, Ala., and a graduate of Birmingham Southern, he was a visiting professor at Florida State, and state geologist from 1955 until 1970 when he became Director of Interior Resources. AT STONE BREAKFAST — Pictured at the break- Sam Fleming, Stone, Paul Nix, Tommy Cooley, Bay fast meeting for Secretary of State Dick Stone in county coordinator, Mrs. Harry Smith and Charles behalf of his U.S. Senate candidacy are, left to right, Gramllng. Lauren Merriam, who was master of ceremonies, America Taking Second Place, Stone Tells Breakfast Meet By FRANK PERICOLA Managing Editor "Let's put America first for a change," Dick Stone, Florida secretary of state and candidate for the United States Senate, told a well-attended breakfast session of campaign workers Wednesday morning at the Seven Seas Restaurant. Stone lashed out at administration policies of deficit spending and generous handouts of American cash and know-how to other nations, particularly Soviet Russia. "The administration seems Intent on putting obstacles In the way of production and If you send me to Washington I'll do my best to turn the trend around," Stone declared. The Cabinet member recalled that President Nixon has. Just offered a billion dollars in aid to the Mideast and said: "But that's peanuts compared to what it is proposed to give to Russia." Declaring his opposition to further give-aways, Including the Panama Canal, Stone said: "You can't buy friendship with Social Services, Education Share Appropriations Pot TALLAHASSEE (UPI) The 1974 legislature authorized the state to hire more than 3,063 new employes in the next fiscal year, more than half of who will be involved with the state's prisons, health, welfare and mental programs. Although Social Services got a big chunk of the Additional staff, an even 60 per cent of all general state tax and federal revenue- sharing funds allocated were earmarked for education. The fiscal analysis of legislation passed by the last legislature was done by the senate committee on ways and means, although the governor has not yet signed the general spending bill and could veto some items. The total appropriations voted by the legislature from all sources and for all purposes Hilond Park Volunteers Busy fire on East avenue, at 3:40 Hlland Park's volunteer fire department has had a busy 24 hours. Fire Chief Tommy Dlllard reported that at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday firemen answered a call to a woods fire on Douglas Road, at 6:15 p.m. they responded to another call to a woods a.m. Wednesday they fought a mobile home fire at 2918 East Avon that resulted in a $9,000 loss, at 10:45 a.m. there was another woods fire, this one at Orlando Road and Canal, and finally at 1 p.m. the firemen' fought a fire back of the Bay Line shops off U.S. 231. Tyndall Officers Urged To Entertain Cadets came to $4,819 billion. This included the $4,492 billion general appropriations act, claims bills amounting to $1.6 million, and special acts as well as higher education captial outlay. Of the total $2,599 billion was general revenue and federal revenue-sharing directly to the state. Education got $1,599 billion of this, or 60 per cent of the total, while Health and Rehabilitative Services got 17.7 per cent, Judiciary 2.5 per cent, Legislature 1.2 per cent, Special Programs 4.2 per cent, fixed captital outlay 4.8 per cent and all other agencies 9.6 per cent. Among the contingency items was $13.6 million for the Green Swamp purchase, $10 million for coastal protection and $64 million as a loan for completion of the interstate highway program. It is to be repaid mostly from federal funds. loans or grants". Giving away money or making six per cent loans to foreign nations while citizens of this country have to pay 12 per cent doesn't make sense, he declared. "I am against all such deals and particularly against limitation of our nuclear weapons," Stone said. If he Is elected, he said,- he will strive for a policy of getting revenue bills out first and. then appropriating what is available. Instead of increasing the national debt, Washington should do its best to reduce it, Stone said. Declaring that inflation has hit everyone, particularly the elderly and others on limited incomes, Stone said "We must get the nonsense out of Washington". Stone, who was introduced by Lauren Merriam, said Tommy Cooley will be his campaign coordinator in Bay County and Jesse Stone in Gulf. He told his listeners how he stands thus far in various parts of the state, saying he is either first or second in the areas, and particularly complimented his supporters for their work in Bay and Gulf. Stone agreed with Eric Severeld that campaigns nowadays emphasize shoeleather, and said this will be his policy. Stone addressed a civic club meeting at noon Wednesday in Wewahltchka. School Taxes Mrs. Deb Muldoon, chairman of the Tyndall Officers' Wives' Club project, "Operation Hospitality," has issued a request .to officers and their wives of the Air Defense Weapons Center to entertain visiting cadets. "There Is only one encampment this summer and the program to entertain more than 100 cadets will run from June 17 to July 3 only," she stated. Those who would like to support this program should call Mrs. Muldoon as soon as possible at 286-5747. The program is designed to entertain the Air Force ROTC cadets to give them a break from their rigid schedule and an insight into the personal life of an Air Force officer. The cadets may be entertained in any number desired it most any type of social, such as cookouts, picnics, boating excursions, or a quiet home-cooked dinner. "Our goal is to entertain each of the cadets while they are at Tyndall and the full support of our officers and wives is urgently needed," Mrs. Muldoon concluded. CHANGE MEETINGS The Tyndall NCO Advisory Council and Airman Advisory Council have announced changes in meeting times. The NCO Advisory Council meeting scheduled for June 20 has been postponed until June 24. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the conference room of building 757. The Airman Advisory Council meeting also scheduled June 20, has been postponed until June 24. It will be held at 1 p.m. in the Airman's Lounge. PRESIDENT ELECTED The Gulf Coast Midget Football League, Tyndall Division, elected their president for the 1974-75 season Monday night. MSgt. Clyde Harmon of the 4756th Field Maintenance Squadron was voted in by parents and coaches of the league. THUNDERBIRD POSITIONS The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" has positions open for a demonstration pilot, narrator and enlisted support personnel. Persons interested in applying for any of these positions may gain full details on prerequisites at Base Personnel Customer Service Center. The deadline for applications for the pilot and narrator positions is July 31. Lo<;il Briefs PUPPET SHOW SET A puppet show will be held at the Junior Museum at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20. The star of the show, will be Winnie the Pooh. All children are invited to attend the free show. OFFICER OF THE MONTH Sgt. Tony Simmons, was named Law Enforcement Officer of the Month by the Panama City ExchangeClub at this week's luncheon meeting. Exchange President C.C. Cartwright presented a certificate of appreciation to Sgt. Simmons, who is a member of the Panama City police department. BAND MEMBERS NEEDED More sixth grade beginners are needed in the summer band program at Mowat junior high. Those interested may phone 265-2560 or 785-6170. PRINCIPALS ATTEND MEET Luther McDonald, Rutherford principal, and John May, Everitt principal, are attending a meeting of secondary school officials in Miami Beach. May is on the program to discuss collective bargaining. LB. TWELVE RECEIVE INSURANCE CERTIFICATES - Mr. R ; H. Hall, Gulf Coast Community College instructor, recently presented certificates of completion to twelve students, the twelve have successfully completed three intensive insurance courses at Gulf Coast. Pictured left to right are, Mary Huckaby, Wallace Berry, Jane Edwards, Lillian Browning, Gary Baker, Eloise Fuhchess, Connie Ashbrook, R.H. Hall and Flo Southall. Not pictured but receiving certificates were Alyrie Wesson; Aretha Mcintosh arid Becky Kirkland. Rolled Back TALLAHASSEE (UPI) Gov. Reubin Askew signed without ceremony Wednesday a bill that rolls back school taxes 20 per cent. The bill drops the cap on school property taxes from 10 to .eight, a total of $2 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The legislature voted $141 million in additional state funding for schools to replace the lost revenue. "The state, by this action, has done its job and now the battle for tax relief shifts to the local level," Governor Askew said. With that in mind, he signed a "truth in taxation" bill which requires local governments and school boards to give citizens advance notice and a hearing on any proposal to raise taxes. It requires a quarter page advertisement of hearings. ' "The people now must determine for themselves, as they should, whether they want their taxes to go up," Askew said. Gas Will Last TALLAHASSEE (UPI) State Energy Coordinator Homer Hutchinson said Wednesday that Florida is not experiencing major problems getting gasoline this summer. Unlike sections of the east, where long gas station lines have suddenly reappeared.'Hutchinson said he has received few complaints from motorists. Lines of up to 15 cars have occurred in Panama City and Ft. Walton Beach, but Hutchinson attributed the waits to an Increase in north Florida tourism. "Right now, we see no problems for the July 4 holiday," said Hutchinson. "We have received more gasoline this month than we did for June 1973." Hutchinson said most stations along major Florida highways have remained open on Sunday. He said more people are vacationing closer to home than in previous vears, a reason for the availability of gasoline. "Some stations off the main roads have closed, on Sundays, but I think this is because station owners have made increased profits from sales, hot because of a lack of gas," he said.

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