Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 25, 1974 · Page 2
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 2

Panama City, Florida
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Tuesday, June 25, 1974
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PtgcU NEWS.MERALI>,P»iinllmClly,Fli >„TW !4il»y,lunftli,ir>< I Continued From Page One I Nuclear COURT solution is to forbid states to wholly suppress sexually oriented materials except for distribution to juveniles or obtrusive exposure to unconsenting adults. Justice William 0. Douglas has always held that any ban on obscenity Is a violation of the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech, In the Los Angeles case, the court upheld six convictions on charges of mailing and conspiring to mall a brochure advertising the report of the President's Commission on Obscenity. The brochure carried Illustrations of the sexual material dealt with in the report. PLANS Willard Byrd said transportation and drainage programs for the county must get underway as soon as possible. He said rights of way would be more expensive in coming years, especially when more land is built on. He suggested that an existing land use plan be made and that a future plan also be created. Willard Byrd suggested that county officials contact Congressman Bob Sikes and see if some of the 18 miles of beach shore at Tyndall AFB can be used by the permanent citizens of Bay County. He said this had been done at other military installations with ocean frontage. In the future, Willard Byrd said, he felt that International Paper Company will be selling some of its Bay County land when the prices got "just right". He said this had been done at Myrtle Beach, S.C., where IPC had owned large acreage. He also said the large land holding of IPC and St. Joe Paper Company, to name a few owners, should be zoned and planned now. "Then, when and if it Is ever sold you will have a proposed land use plan for the property," he said. John Railey of the planning board said that in meeting with citizens of the county the board had found that transportation was one of their biggest concerns. Willard Byrd said that the basic ideas and needs of the county must now be placed on paper and should not be just suggestions. Johnny Patronis asked what the ideal program for the county would be and Willard Byrd said "writing a program to follow.", County Commissioner Bill Peeke said he felt the main problem was getting the county citizens interested in the program. Commissioner John Mullins said that he was in favor of seeing a planning office started for the county. Willard Byrd said It would take a full time planner with three assistants. Willard Byrd noted that because Atlanta, Ga., has had a land use plan Georgia Power Company has given land bordering the Chattahoochee River for a regional park. He added that If Bay County had a land use plan in effect other large land holders may become interested in giving land to the county for parks. Willard Byrd said he was not interested in a job as a planner for the county, as he is busy with private planning projects, but he agreed to help the county write up its basic needs. NIXON die East tour June 10. Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren quoted Nixon's personal physician, Dr. Walter Tkach, as saying, "The President is in good health and Is looking forward to Brussels and the Soviet Union." "That, Warren added, "is all he is prepared to say," and other aides contacted also declined to explain why the White House had withheld disclosure of the ailment, when it began and ended, or any other medical detail. CBS-TV newsman Dan Rather broke the story on the evening newscast and said Nixon "is suffering from phlebitis" now, but the White House spokesmen all insisted that is not the case —the President, they said, is now hale, hearty, rested after five days of retreat at Camp David, and raring to get off on his next round of travel to Brussels, first, and then Moscow. "He looks great," said one aide who preferred not to be quoted by name. "He's cool and calm as ever." Nixon, one of the healthiest of modern presidents, looked in good trim Monday as he posed for reporters before a White House conference with his economic advisers, and he laughed about the rigors of the impending tour like a man who thrives on such things. Test Disclosed LONDON (UPI) - Prime Minister Harold Wilson said Monday Britain carried out an underground nuclear test explosion In the Nevada desert a few weeks ago to "maintain the effectiveness of Great Britain's nuclear deterrent." But, in a statement to parliament, he said no further tests are planned "in the near future." He did not explain whether this means Britain actually does plan more tests at a later date or simply is leaving the possibility open. British press reports, which Wilson did not confirm, said the test was for a warhead for a new Polaris type missile. "A nuclear test to maintain the effectiveness of Great Britain's nuclear deterrent took place in Nevada a few weeks ago," Wilson said. Police Beat Nurses Strike Mediator Orders News Blackout Fingerprints reportedly found on a magazine left by the alleged robber of Gardner's Drug Store, 2900 E. Fifth St., on Oct. 24, 1973 have led to the arrest of Ronald Lee Scott, 29. Scott was arraigned In county court Monday and charged with the drug store robbery of morphine and also with the robbery of a man at knife point of $1,663 on Aug. 27,1973 at the Old Dutch Motel, Panama City Beach. County Judge Larry Bodiford ordered Scott to be held on both robbery charges without bond. CAR STOLEN An auto parked by an employe of Tommy Thomas Chevrolet beside the company's auto body shop has been reported stolen to the Panama City police. The auto belongs to Robert Llghtsey, 2927 Clearview Avenue. It was described as a 1968 dark blue station wagon. STATION ENTERED Chapman's Texaco Station, 3601 West U.S. 98, was broken Into, Panama City police reports showed Monday. Employes of the station told police the station was locked up at 5 p.m. Sunday and when the station was opened at 8 a.m. Monday it was discovered that the place had been entered. Entry had been made into the building by breaking out a window on the building's East side. Nothing has been reported missing. RINGS STOLEN Fifteen diamond rings valued at $4,000 were reported taken by shoplifters from Armstrong's Jewelry Store, 433 Harrison Avenue, after 11 a.m. Monday, Panama City police reports showed. The diamond rings were in a showcase which had a broken piece of glass on top. Panama City police are currently Investigating the case. SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) On orders from the nation's top labor troubleshooter, striking nurses and hospital administrators' Monday observed a complete news blackout on talks aimed at ending the 18-day-otd strike by 4,400 nurses, \y. J. Usery Jr., director of the Federal Mediation Service, met for a third day with representatives of the California Nurses Associa11 on (CNA) and 41 hospitals from San Jose to Sacramento. .. A spokesman for the Mediation Service described negotiations as "just in limbo stages." "They've been negotiating for six months so it's not that easy," he said. Usery fleW to the Bay Area from Washington Friday at the request of the CNA and representatives, of three hospital groups. He said he intervened earlier than he had plan- Child Injured | County Plans Meet Deaths And Funerals Murphy Maiden, 8, received cuts and bruises when he was struck by an auto Monday night in front of the Old Dutch Motel, Panama City Beach. He was carried to a local hospital by ABC ambulance service. Architectural plans for the proposed new county judicial complex are expected to be discussed at the Bay County Commission today. The commission will meet at the courthouse annex at 9 a.m. Youth Is Convicted In House Breaking A circuit court jury returned a verdict of guilty Monday for Lewis Andrews, Jr., 19,1503 E. Ninth Court, charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. Lewis was found guilty of entering without breaking into a house at 348 Bonita Avenue, Jan. 31 and taking a woman's purse from a chair beside the front door. The-court ordered a pre-sentencing investigation. Kenneth Ray Turner, 18, 205 W. Ninth Street, entered a plea of guilty as charged to breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor . The court ordered a pre-sentencing investigation. Turner pleaded guilty to the March 4 break-in of Gator Distributing Company, 1111% Hub Drive. In two separate escape charges Ronald Norman Baker and Howard Hodge both pleaded guilty. Baker was sentenced to the time he has already served. Hodge was sentenced to one year to run consecutively with any other time he is now serving. He is to be given credit for any time served in jail in this case. Hodge pleaded guilty to failing to return to the Panama City Community Corrections Center while on furlough on Aug. 18,1973 and Baker pleaded guilty to failure to return to the center from furlough on Feb. 18, 1973. John F. Van Gemert pleaded guilty to withholding support from minor children. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered by the court. The case of James David Finch began Monday and will be continued today. He is charged with aggravated assault and breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony. MRS. LINDA DIANE MASSEY Mrs. Linda Diane Massey, 24, of 805 A West 11th St., died Monday afternoon In a local hospital following a long illness. She was born in Albany, Ga., but had lived in Panama City all her life. She is survived by her husband, David Hubert Massey Jr., Auburndale, Fla. parents, Mr. &. Mrs. Hubert Ingrain, Panama City, two sisters, Mrs. Sharon Lynn Benson, Mountain Home, Ark. and Miss Teresa Lee Ingram, Panama City and two brothers, James Hubert Ingram, Jr. Panama City and John Wayman Ingram, Pensacola. Mrs. Massey was a member of the Miracle Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Southerland Funeral Home 1123 Harrison Ave. 785-8532 MR. GEORGE STANLEY FREED, JR. Mr. George Stanley Freed, Jr., 59, of Callaway, died Monday in a local hospital. He had lived in Bay Co. since 1963 coming here from Madison, Wis. He was a retired Lt. Col. from the U.S. Air Force. He served in WW II and in the Korean conflict. He was of the Protestant faith and a member of the Panama City Elk's Lodge No. 1598 and served as Secretary for 2 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. George (Stan) Freed, Jr., Callaway,; one son, Mr. Dennis Earl Freed, Thulc, Greenland; mother, Mrs. Martha. Bell Freed, Callaway; one sister, Mrs. Merle Juanita Davis, Frccport, Tex.; one brother, Mr. Donald Gasden Freed, Galveston, Tex. Southerland Funeral Home 1128 Harrison Ave. 785-8532 MR. JULIAN MARION "J.M." COLEMAN Funeral services for Mr. Julian Marion "J.M." Coleman, 64, of 2409 Island View Drive, who died Sunday, will be held Tuesday in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel, 2 p.m. with: the Rev. Si Mathison and the Rev. Carlisle Miller officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Masonic Rites by Acme Lodge No. 222 F.&A.M. at graveside. All Master Masons are requested to meet at the lodge at 1 p.m. Active pallbearers will be John Hentz, Ellis Fowhand, Howard Allbritton, Alton Boyd, Durwood Forehand, and D.R. Baymiller. Honorary pallbearers, will be Kent Hall, Alvin Cook, Lauren Merriam, Walter Merrlam, James Via, Sam Guy, George Gore, Dr. Reeves Wells, Issac Byrd, Dr. Powell Adams and Alonzo Hudgins. The family request that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Florida Sheriffs' Boys Ranch, Live Oak, Fla. Smith Funeral Home 505N.MacArthurAve. 7854646 ned at the urging of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Caspar Weinberger, He instructed both sides to stop issuing statements to the media. Negotiations broke off June 15, with the main stumbling block to agreement reportedly a demand by nurses to have more of a say In staffing. The nurses said they should help decide how many nurses are assigned to various wards since they are closest to the patient. But hospital administrators countered that they had ultimate legal responsibility for the patient and could not abrogate staffing authority. Last week the nurses pulled out of intensive care and emergency units, saying hospital officials were using doctors and supervisory personnel to care for non-critical patients. Hospitals have denied that charge and assailed the nurses for violating an earlier agreement to remain on duty. In critical areas. A CNA spokesman said that even though the nurses walked out of Intensive care units, CNA Would staff situations which they, and not just the hospitals, considered critical. ' No Extension For Paper International Paper Company has confirmed that it has received a letter from the Department of Pollution Control rejecting the paper company's request for an extension of Its temporary waste water operating permit, which expires July 1st. Joel Baker, Panama City mill manager, said: "The Panama City mill will make every effort to have the waste water system completed and In operation by July 1. We are on schedule at this time. Other alternatives are being considered, but no decision as to possible alternatives can be made at this time." . . ? fE'RE NOT WE'RE GE GETTING OLDER. [TING BETTER!!! I'limini tils'. 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