High School Students Attend Girls' State NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla„ Saturday, June 22, 1W4 Page tA Two Panama City students were selected from the Junior Classes at Bay and Rutherford High Schools to, attend Girls' State at Florida State University from June 14 to June 21. Patricia Trumbull, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Den Trumbull, 203 South Cove Lane, will represent Bay High; and Susan Kroskey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Kroskey, 905 Airport Road, will represent Rutherford High. The purpose of Girls State is to provide citizenship training for high school age girls; to afford them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens; to inform them about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizens, in order that they may understand and participate in the function of their government; and to help them to grasp.the meaning of some of the responsibilities which they must assume when they become adults. Girls State, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, is a program which involves one week of practical applicatibn of Americanism and good citizenship. The entire program is non-partisan and non-political. Delegates to Girls State are selected for their leadership, character, courage, honesty, scholarship, cooperativeness, and physical fitness. This selection is made by the local Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary from a list furnished by the respective schools. Eligible students are selected first by the faculty, voted on by the Junior Class, then the list is made available to the Auxiliary. These girls are then carefully screened. After interviewing the girls, the members vote on the Girls State delegates and alternates* Over the past years, Panama City has had one Governor, two girls who attended Girls Nation In Washington, D.C., and one girl was awarded the most coveted award, the "Maxtne Bentley Award". Mrs. Ray C. Pllcher, Girls State Chairman, stated it is important to have all eligible wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and granddaughters join the local American Legion Auxiliary as the memmbership determines the number of girls the local Unit may send to Girls State. With the addition of A. Crawford Mosley High School, the membership will have to be increased to allow the Unit to send a delegate from each high school. At the present time, the Unit is only able to send two girls. Contact Mrs. L.E. Merriam, Sr. or Mrs. V.E. Banks about membership. SUMMER PROJECT —Provisional members of the ' _. , • n u aimtan . Junior Service League are shown here as they tour £| re a / e J*™- Jim Mo P^ fT ^S^ v ^St !the new exhibit, "Journey Through Bookland" at the- Mrs. Joe teUer, Mrs. ^f^^'J^t Junior Museum. Shown left to right in the first pic- ^ Mrs - Bob Hu 8 hes - and Mrs - BlU McKeithen. In the second photo, are left to right, Mrs. Ralph. Segrest, Mrs. Franklin Harrison, Mrs. Steve Southerland, and Mrs; Russell Bower. Flotilla 16 Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports Activities At June Meet GIRL STATERS — Patricia Trumbull and Susan Kroskey are shown here as they are set to leave for Tallahassee and Florida State University for Girls' State. Patricia representing Bay High School is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Den Trumbull and from Rutherford Susan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Kroskey. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16 held its June business meeting at St. Andrew Bay Yacht Club recently. Commodore Tom Cook, Eight District CGA, reported on the District meeting held in Montgomery and attended by eight Flotilla 16 members. Other activities reported included the dedication of the new commications building at Shell Point and the first meeting in the new Flotilla Headquarters building recently opened at Pannacea. • Reports oh Courtesy Vessel examinations, boat and aircraft safety patrols, and regatta patrols were given. Commodore Cook stated that both aircraft In operation are now marked "RESCUE" beneath the : Sale Prices Sat. Sun. , ^ • Polyester DOUBLE KNIT REG. $2.99 yd. on Bolts DOUBLE KNIT Flat Folds 2 yds- $ J00 NEW FALL COLORS USE OUR CONVENIENT NO CHARGE LAWAWAY PLAN OPEN SUNDAY 1-5 MON. AND FRI. TIL 8 DAILY TIL 6 549 HARRISON AVE. DOWNTOWN Bay High Senior Receives Grant Miss Laurier McCravy, a Bay High School honor, student who has just completed her junior year, has received a grant from the Florida Heart Association to participate in the 16th Summer Science Research Participation Program for Secondary School Students at the University of Florida, June 12 through August 2. Miss McCravy, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L.McCravy of 5201 N. Lagoon Drive, is one of approximately 50 outstanding science students selected to participate in the research program, according to Mr. L.A. Arnold, director of the Science Research Program. Selection for. the summer honor was based on school nomination, grade point average, successful completion of courses, and test performance. DISCOUNT OFF SUMMER DRESSES & SUMMER PANT SUITS FRIDAY & SATURDAY BANKAMERICARO it I. < /fit fit wing. The Flotilla voted unanimously to participate In "Project 'Jne Million", which is a coordinated Coast Guard Auxiliary offer of boating safety education and know-how to Boy Scouts. The project is spear-headed by Flotilla Commmander Jim Robinson who conferred recently with local and area Boy Scout officials. Since visiting boatmen are coming into the bay and gulf waters increasing number as the summer season advances, the Flotilla outlined continuing plans for intensifying safety patrols and boating safety education with many members agreeing to sacrifice their own weekend activities to assist the Coast Guard in promoting the safety of boating people in the area. Courtesy Vessel Examinations are scheduled for July 6, 9 a.m. to noon, at Capehart Marina and Carl, Gray Park. A spokesman commented: "We'd like to be sure your boat is safe for you and your family, the way you would want it to be. A courtesy vessel examination will determine the safety level of a boat in short order .We hope you will take advantage of this offer of inspection by qualified examiners. "We will tell you, and you ( only, if deficiencies exist, so that you may clear them up. If your boat is in satisfactory condition, you will receive a USCGA decal telling the boating world that you care about safety. "Should you run into trouble anyway, we'll try to have boat or aircraft patrol out there to help you every Saturday and Sunday. "Help the Coast Guard Auxiliary make the Panama City area the safest boating community anywhere-and you'll be helping yourself, your crew, your family, and your friends." Folktales By Dorothy Wheeler llth St. Shopping Center 224 Harmon ALFORD-Toward the end of August when the school bus drivers will again be picking up youngsters, a familiar face will be missing. When the last passenger dismounted from the big yellow school bus June 3, Cary Swails ended his driving career. "Mr. Buddy" as he is fondly called by those who rode his bus throughout the years, drove as a substitute driver for about 20 years before taking the permanent run to the Alford Elementary School 10 years ago. The high school students rode his bus to the Alford school where they transferred to the Cottondale High School bus driven by Ben Daniels, who picks up students from the Compass Lake area. Swails substituted when Cherokee School was in operation. Two of his sons rode his bus to meet the Marianna bus where they attended school. Mr. Buddy never had an accident and had a perfect attendance in driving. The few days recovering from a hernia operation and a siege of the flu were covered by sick leave. . Swails drove for all the special occasions-ball games, picnics, and the like-always at his own expense. When asked if he had mixed emotions about ending his career he said, "Not really, I'm selling my hogs too, so my wife and I will be able to have a little free time together to go places and seethings." The school faculty and staff presented Swails a fishing rod and large tacklebox to help him enjoy some of his favorite pastimes. A sum of money wasalso in the tacklebox. Swails married the former Virgie Lee Simmons of Barber County, Alabama. The couple have three sons; Richard at home, Billy of Cottondale and Lamar of the U.S. Air Force. A daughter, Mrs. Richard (Lucile) Rivers, returned in May with her husband and family from a four-year tour of duty in Holland and is stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota. Granddaughter, Brenda Rivers, arrived in the States May 31 after completing Junior College in Munich, Germany. Swails and his wife live near Round Lake, across from the Pine Ridge Baptist Church where he is a deacon and his wife is church clerk. The church organized in 1936 and Cary has been Sunday School superintendent all but eight years. His wife is the only clerk the church has had. The Rev. Morea Taylor, pastor, is also a school bus driver. Area News Notes BRIDE HONORED — Among the recent prenuptial bridal showers honoring the former Miss Kathie Gutting was a miscellaneous shower hosted by Mrs. Harold Reeves; her fifth grade teacher. Several of the bride's friends and relatives were present including her third grade teacher; Mrs. Alma Darby. Miss Gutting became the bride of Wayne G. Sharpies June 18. perfect ooordinatj BY DOROTHY WHEELER ALFORD-Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilkinson, Cynthia, Roger, Donna, David of Sebring, Fla. are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Melvin and other relatives. Debra and Connie Sims of Marianna are also visiting their grandparents. COMPASS LAKE-Recent visitors with Mrs. Esther Culpepper included her daughter, Mis. E.N. Lawson of Dothan; great granddaughters, Laura Kay Patterson, Donna and Rhonda Killingsworth of Villa Via, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Corbin and Chris of Panama City (granddaughter and great grandson.) Glenda Glaze is visiting her brother Ronnie and his wife in Pensacola. Glenda has joined the Air Force and will report for duty July 8 at Fort Rucker. rtNjjH for 1975 now at THOMPSON'S 6 E. 4TH ST. 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