Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 23, 1974 · Page 5
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 5

Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, June 23, 1974
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NEWS-HEKALI), Panama ttty, rift., SttftAy /iftte^ffl Calhoun Commission Weighs Housing, Medical Problems BLOUNTSTOWN - Wilton Duncan, director of the North Florida Housing Development Corporation, appeared before the board of Calhoun County Commissioners to recommend the securing of, a housing director for the county. Explaining that Calhoun County was eligible for aid because of the economic condition and the unemployment rate, he suggested that a fulltlme director would enable the area to receive special benefits. Royce Trylor, local director Human Affairs Meet Planned At FSU TALLAHASSEE - Peter E. Holmes, director of the Office for Civil Rights and assistant to the secretary for civil rights, will be keynote speaker for the National Human Affairs Con* ference on Affirmative Action Program Development and Implementation Within Higher Education Institutions Jun 24-26 at Florida State University. Titled "Affirmative Action Produces A Richer Society," the conference will: (1) identify, review and clarify Affirmative Action guidelines; (2) help participants develop and implement programs; (3) provide an opportunity for meaningful dialogue; (4) identify appropriate resource per. sons; and (5) provide exposure to the new standards handbook for Affirmative Action programs. Florida State has been designated a pilot institution for Equal Employment Opportunity through Affirmative Action for the State University System of Florida. Its program has been accepted by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Civil Rights. As HEW's chief civil rights officer, Holmes has responsibility for civil rights policy and programs which have an Impact on the lives of most citizens. Since May, 1969, the 34-year-old Holmes has served as special assistant for policy coordination and director of public affairs in the Office for Civil Rights. He graduated as a political science major from Northwestern University In 1961 and did graduate work In international relations at the American University in Washington, D.C. Additional information may be had by writing the National Human Affairs Conference, Florida State University, Division of Continuing Education, 118 N. Woodward Street, Tallahassee, FL32306. of Civil Defense presented the county a check from the Federal government for $12,510 as a reimbursement for modification for the emergency operation center. Vivian Leonard, administrator for Calhoun County Hospital reported progress in securing a physician for the hospital. One doctor had been Interviewed and two others were to be interviewed within the next ten days. Joe Tucker, chairman of the county planning council requested the commission to fill some vacancies on the council. W.C. Garrett was requested to make shots on sites for a hew nursing home as soon as possible. The board agreed to up grade the lighting on the airport runway. A request from Blountstown High School principal, Tomlinson was presented to board requesting fill dirt for an extention of the football field. The board voted to provide the necessary soils. Different land owners adjacent to borrow pits requested the commission to make surveys to determine the area of borrow pits. .The board agreed to secure a surveyor as soon as possible for this pur­ pose. A report was presented on the joint meeting with the Liberty County Commission concerning funds to secure a physician for Calhoun Cbunty Hospital work. Discussion brought out that the Liberty Commission had taken the proposal under study. A number of requests asking permission to construct roads at 40 feet widths were rejected by the commission on the grounds that the county had a policy of requiring a 60 foot width roads. A lengthy discussion among the different members about the sale of lots in the different parts of the county without any plan and that developers had presented no plans for approval caused the commission to ask the attorney to research any legislation which might enable them to control developments which were damaging the county. The board agreed to seek a county financial manager with CETA funds. Sheriff W. C. Reeder presented an addition to his budget for $17,800 to secure an extra deputy for work on the drug abuse program. Chairman Bailey discussed with the board progress made in securing a new pa rk for the county. Appraisals were to be secured from Julian Parrish, Joe Durham on the land at Cayson Mound. The reports are to be mailed to Billy Joe Rish for submission to the state officials. The commission approved a parking area for the driver examination trailer unit. The unit is to be located at the former supervisor registration building. The commission assigned the chairman to contact Department of Transportation officials in Chipley in order to expedite the construe- * 2' Voters Elect Fellow Voters BEVERLY BEACH, Fla. (UPI) — All 18 of the registered voters of Beverly Beach appear on the municipal election ballots. Mrs. Marcella Leatherwood, 57, the town clerk, says they've been holding elections this way since the town was incorporated in 1955. "It's a small town, only about a mile and a quarter," said Mrs. Leatherwood, whose husband, Granville, 58, is the mayor. "We have 31 taxpayers In the town and everybody who registers to vote just goes on the election slip. It's real cozy." Whoever gets the most votes automatically becomes mayor, with the five town commissioners filled by the other voteget- ters. What happens if someone registers to votes and gets elected but doesn't want to serve as a town official? Earns Master's A Tyndall Air Force Base officer was recently awarded the Master's Degree in Management from Golden Gate University in San Franslsco, California. Captain Thomas Edward Quinn, a Protocol Officer at Tyndall, also holds a Bachelor's Degree from Loyola University. Realtors To Meet The Panama City Bay County Board of Realtors will hold a meeting Monday, June 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Harbour House Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Mr. Thomas Jenkins of Jenkins Surveyors. "Well, then we don't force them to do anything they don't want to do," said Mrs. Leatherwood. "But most folks abide by it because it's the democratic way." Mrs. Dorothy Glisson, head of the Florida Division of Elections in Tallahassee, says municipalities set their own election procedures when they adopt their charters, and need not abide by the Florida Elections Code governing statewide polls. "It's kind of a unique way to run elections, but I see nothing wrong with it," said Mrs. Glisson. "There may be other municipalities which have the same procedure, but I am not aware of any that are doing it this way." The clerk's job, like all the elected officials, is unsalaried. Mrs. Leatherwood says there's not much sentiment to change that to offer salaries for the officials because of the red tape involved with the state offices in Tallahassee. Bay Graduate Wins Scholarship Meredith Anne McCullen of Panama City and a graduate of Bay County High School has been awarded a scholarship to Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Miss. Miss McCullen, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.R. McCullen of 160 Concord Circle, was awarded a $600 Regional Out-of-State Scholarship and a $300 Academic Achievement Scholarship. She will enter the university in the fall as a freshman. POWELL & COMPANY. Mm's Wear JCPenney TUffS MOMMY * ANNUAL SUMMER EVENT! 20% off all bras, girdles. Sale 00 tolO 00 Re$. 2.50-12.50 Come in and save now on bur entire stock of bras and girdles. Training bras, too. 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