More Data Is Sought On Dumping In Gulf Off FloHdft's Department of Pollution Control, of which Panama City's John Robert Mlddleiflas is a member, has aBked the national Environmental Protection Agency for specific Information about dumping of wastes off the Florida coast. The agency has scheduled a hearing at the Escambia County Health Department building In Pensacola July 22 at 9 a.m. on an application filed by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company for a permit to dump waste water from Its Belle, W. Va„ < plant at a location about 230 miles south of Panama City In the Gulf of Mexico. EPA said it was convening the hearing because of public Interest and concern in the area. Peter Baljet, pollution control director, said tie will take fur* ther legal action against the $30,000 DIME — One of the rarest coins In the world Is featured at the Silver Sands sponsored coin show this weekend at the municipal auditorium. The 1860 "0" U.S. dime is one of three coins available today. Larry Lee, president of the Silver Sands coin club, and Russ Montgomery, secretary-treasurer of the club, admire the valuable coin. Silver dollars, half dollars and rare gold pieces are displayed in the background. The show ends Sunday at 6 p.m. Apdlachicola Channel Pushed A dependable 9-foot channel to the gulf would put communities on the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint rivers in a position to choose among the most desirable firms interested in building plants along the waterway, Daniel L. Smith, project manager with the Georgia Ports Authority, recently stated. Smith said more than 100 firms last year considered sites on the Chattahoochee and Flint in Georgia alone. All except two decided against the sites. The reason: Distrust of channel depth. Smith explained that the size load a tug can push on each trip determines transportation cost per ton. Shallow water means lighter loads and higher cost per ton. Safe Boating Week Is Set The week of June 30 through July 6 has been proclaimed National Safe Boating Week, 1974. The Fourth of July, marking the peak of the boating season, offers boatmen of Bay County and elsewhere a great opportunity to have their boats checked to make sure they have' the required safety equipment aboard. The best way to assure safety is to have a courtesy motorboat examination by the Coast Guard auxiliary. These examinations are free and are carried out throughout the summer at Various boat launching sites. The Coast Guard urges all boaters to take advantage of the numerous boating safety courses offered by the Coast Guard, Coast Guard auxiliary, the United States power squadrons, the American Red Cross and various state agencies. "Some industries can pay the rates dictated by a 7 or 8 foot channel," Smith said. "But for others a few dollars more or less per ton makes the crucial difference In profits." "The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint is commercially navigable," Smith said, "But for some types of cargo, it United Way Goal Is Set The 1974 Bay County United Way campaign goal of $258,000 was announced. this week by Bay County President Jimmy Lewis. Also announced was the changing of the organization's name to United Way of Bay County, Incorporated. Lewis explained that the name chanw was made In keeping with the philosophy of the organization as a voluntary federation of non-profit agencies, and to benefit more frorr national publicity. Lewis said tnat campaign co-chairmen Creed Greer and Dick Costello will kick-off the Bay County United Way campaign in early September. is not economically navigable." Channel depth in 1973 was the best for any year in the past ten, with nine feet available nearly 90 percent of the time. However, rainfall also was greater. In average years, the nine foot channel exists only about 70 percent of the time. The U.S. Corps of Engineers has proposed building a low-level dam near Blountstown, to help maintain depth in the Apalachicola River, where most slack water problems occur. The proposal has been opposed by the Florida Cabinet but is being championed by the Tri-Rlvers Waterway Development Association and by state and local officials in Alabama and Georgia. EPA If the feceral agency does not provide the Information. DuPont agreed to postpone Us dumping plans until after the Pensacola hearing. Baljet said he had learned of other areaB off Florida's coasts which are being used for dumping of wastes. Bay County and other Panhandle Interests are concerned 'because of the possible environmental dangers attendant to the dumping of the chemical wastes. The material to be dumped, about 120,000 tons a year from the chemical plant, had been approved on an Interim basis on June 6 by EPA as being compatible with environmental criteria established under EPA's ocean dumping regulations. Pending the outcome, EPA said, DuPont will store Its waste waters. The firm is expected to complete within a year a land-based treatment facility to take care Of 60 per cent of the waste now proposed for ocean dumping. Road Projects Are Extensive State Department of Transportation will begin road construction in five area counties which will open prospective jobs for workers. Construction work to be done in Jackson county includes an Intersection improvement on State Roads 95 and 231 which will cost $100,000., construction of a four-lane highway on State Road Eight, east of State Road 276 which will cost $4,339,000., and new construction of a four-lane on State Road Eight west of State Road 276 which will cost $1,725,000. Work in Gadsden county includes construction of a four-lane highway beginning at State Road Eight to the Apalachicola River bridge to east of State Road 270 A. . Estimated cost for construction Is $14,749,000. Other work includes a $1,000,000. project in Escambia county of resurfacing areas on State Road 95. Leon County will also resurface roads In Tallahassee costing $350,000. Drainage work which will cost $300,000 will be done in Okaloosa county. NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla„ Saturday, June 22,1OT4 Page 7A Warning Given Boat Owners A check with a number of tax collectors the state revealed only a few pleasure boat owners have re-registered their boats to date, Harmon Shields, executive director of the Department of Natural Resources, stated. Since June 30 is the deadline to have boat registrations renewed and falls on a Sunday, Shields reminded boaters that Friday, June 28, will be the last day for renewals. The director, a Panama Citian, urged boaters to avoid a last minute rush by stopping by their county tax collector's office now to re-register their boats. Credit Union In New Home Tyndall's Federal Credit Union will open for business in its new home Monday in the Tyndall shopping complex. The new $350,000 building will house facilities for administration offices, six teller windows and five loan officers. The modem concrete and glass structure was built by the Bank Building Corporation of St. Louis. Frank Leslie, Credit Union manager, said a formal open house will be held July 27. Construction will begin in August on a Panama City Branch of the Tyndall Federal Credit Union.' The new structure will be located on the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. The project is under contract to the Bank Building Corporation of St. Louis and is expected to be completed next February. Top Jogger Henry Lackey has become Chaplain (Capt.) Edward Galloway from Tyndall has returned from a seven day religious retreat at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Atlanta, and to Florida Southern College, Lakeland. SSgt. Jon May is currently attending at Jacksonville where the first Tyndallite to run 250 he is also attending'a religious miles in the base gym's running retreat, program. The program began a year ago and thus far approximately 30 persons have run 100 miles or more, according to gym officials. Attend Retreat BUS SCHEDULE Lynn Haven - Panama City EFFECTIVE MONDAY JULY 1,1974 LEAVE: jLynn Haven: 9th & Ohio 8:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. LEAVE Panama City: Panama Plaza 15th and Lisenby 8:45 10:45 3:45 5:45 BUS STOPS Lynn Havens 9th A Ohio - City Hall 9th ft IHInoli Ave. . 5th ft Wlnoii Avt. 5th ft Ohio Avt. 5th ft TMMMM Avt. 9th .'ft TtniMim Avt. 12th ft Ttnntsstt Avt. 12th ft IINIOII Avt. 14th ft Dtkwtrt Avt. 14th ft Illinois AVt. 14th ft Ohid (Hwy 77) Chaw's Fomlturt Stort (Hwy. Panama City. Covt Blvd. • 7th St. 6th St. • Harrison Avtnut 11th St. • Gibson's Shopping Ctnttr 15th St. - Listnby (Panama Plaza) 15th St. (Goylord'j Shopping Cantor) NOTE: PLEASE SAVE THIS SCHEDULE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. BUS FARE: Rogular 50< oath way. Special 25' oach way (for parsons ovar 65 or undtr 12) (RATES EFFECTIVI JUNE 19th). 77 • next Honey Vocational School) New Badge Wearers Two Mlssleman Badges have been awarded at Tyndall. They were awarded to A1C Thomas Messer and A1C Ernest Nixon. Both men are with the 4756th Munitions Maintenance Squadron. Saving Ideas Officials of the Tyndall Suggestion Awards Program are encouraging Tyndallites to submit suggestions on ways to conserve energy. The suggestions should be forwarded on Air Force Form 1000 to squadron monitors or to the Civilian Personnel office. Some things to look for include elimination of unnecessary or undetected drains on energy resources, identification of wasted fuel such as overflow, leaks, spillage; and substitution of equipment which uses less energy than currently being used. Boaters Warned Two-hundred U.S. Army National Guard members will conduct their annual weapons firing qualifications at the Tyndall AFB range this weekend. Firing will begin Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. both days. Guard members are from the 3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry, of Panama City and Apalachicola. Boaters are asked to stay clear of the impact area in the bay. Red flags will be flying and the marine patrol will patrol the bay and shore area. 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