Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 25, 1974 · Page 7
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NKWSIIKRALl), Panama City, F)a.» f uwday, June % Ittl Hearing Slated Thursday On Beaches Nourishment Area residents will get an opportunity Thursday to voice their opinions On proposals aimed at preserving and protecting Panama City beaches, including one plan which would cost $6.6 million to initiate! A public hearing on beach erosion and hurricane protec- tion regarding the Panama City beaches area is slated for the Beach Civic Center at 7 p.m. The hearing has been called by the U.S. Corps of Engineers concerning alternative plans to halt erosion along a 16-mlle strip from St. Andrews Bay to Phillips Inlet. ATTENDS CONSULTATION - Dr. B.G. Hickem (left), pastor of First Baptist Church in Panama City, was among 70 Baptist pastors and laymen who attended the first Southern Baptist Commission Consultation in Fost Worth, Tex. recently. The event was hosted by Dr.. Paul M. Stevens (right). Tyndall Hosts Noted Visitors Tyndall had two distinguished visitors last week. They were Rufus L. (Davey) Crockett, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Installations, and Maj. Gen. Robert J. Dixon, commander of Tactical Air Command (TAC). Crockett visited the Air Force Civil Engineering Center Thursday and Friday. He was briefed on the center's activities and viewed current research and development efforts. General Dixon visited Tyndall last week to observe a Com: bat Echo mission first hand. Combat Echo is TAC's evaluation program used to qualify F-4 aircraft and aircrews. The general flew in a chase aircraft of a flight of F-4s during a firing mission controlled by the 4756th Drone Squadron's Wetstone Control. The F-4s and aircrews participating in the Combat Echo program are deployed annually History Buffs Plan Session Area residents interested in local history and archeology will get a chance to visit with kindred souls tonight at a special meeting concerning the preservation of those aspects of local heritage. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Social Science Auditorium of the Gulf Coast Community College and will feature the film, "Kaybolt Wrecking Company." Dr. William Thurston, chief , preservation planner for the Florida Department of Archives, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Thurston will explain how both state and federal governments fund specific historical and archeological projects. The program is being sponsored by the Bay County Historical Society whose president, Lyn Whitehurst, has extended an invitation to all persons interested in the areas of discussion to attend. Mrs. Whitehurst said the community must take a solid and responsible look at what has been done and what needs to be done to preserve the significant aspects of the area's heritage. to Eglln AFB for one week. Combat Echo utilizes the Air Defense Weapons center's drone target system, telemetry and scoring facilities. All intercept control is provided by the Tyndall Wetstone Control. UNITS MEET GOAL Two Tyndall units have met their Suggestion Program goal for fiscal year 1974, which ends June 30. The units include Detachment 4, 4603 Management Engineering Squadron (ADMET), and Detachment 9, 12th Weather Squadron. Close behind is Detachment 5, 39th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing, who has turned in 13 suggestions out of a goal of 15. PAINTING BIDS SOUGHT Bids have been requested by the Tyndall Procurement Office for painting interior and exterior family housing. The bids will be opened at 3:30 p.m., July 9, in building 751 at Tyndall AFB. Bid documents, plans and specifications may be obtained by contacting the base Procurement Office at 283-6266. PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT Applications for part-time employment as typing Instructor, pre-klndergarten teachers and general office clerk for the base preklndergarten program are being accepted at the Tyndall Education Services Center. Applications may be obtained in building 1329. For further infor-. mation, call 283-4285. The corps maintains that unless steps are taken soon the beach may eventually disappear exposing bulkheads and beach construction to direct wave attack from the Gulf. Rep. Earl Hutto, speaking before the Panama City Clvitan Club Monday, echoed the corps' conclusion. Hutto told the civic group that unless something is currently done to preserve the beaches, the area may lose them and consequently the tourists attracted by the beaches. In the event of a hurricane, the corps reports that it believes evacuation is the best alternative. However, regarding beach erosion, the Corps is putting forth several alternatives for discussion including the alternative of doing nothing and letting "nature take its course." Obviously, the federal agency is not recommending this plan. The corps is asking, however, that beach interests look at other proposals including construction of revetments or groins or a program of beach restoration and nourishment. The plan of beach restoration and nourishment would require dredging to provide about three million cubic yards of sand fill to place on the beaches and would cost about $6.6 million initially. Corps' officials assert the plan would provide maximum storm protection as well as recreation. Bonifay Sing Here Again BONIFAY — Come Saturday, this small West Florida community will begin filling with campers, recreational vehicles of all sorts, automobiles, and pickup trucks. By nightfall, Bonifay will resemble a metropolitan traffic jam. The reason for all the activity is what folds around here like to call "the biggest all-night singing in the workd." And they are probably right. At least no one has yet arisen to dispute the claim. Sponsored by the Bonifay Kiwanis Club, the gospel signing even draws tourists and gospel music lovers from throughout the United States. Nationally famous quartets kick off the music at sundown Saturday night and rotate until sunrise when there will still be plenty of the stalwart gospel music fans on the field and in the stands at the football stadium where the sing In held. Among the quartets slated for . action are the Happy Goodman Family, the Statesmen and Hovle Lister, The LeFevres, Sego Brothers and Naomi, Hopper Brothers and Connie, Wendy Bagwell and the Sunllters, and several other groups. Bonifay Kiwanians have secured additonal parking space in nearby fields to help accomodate the huge throngs which usually are part of the all-night singing. NATIONAL GUARDSMEN DRILL - Members of Panama City's National Guard unit, Headquarters Company, Third Battalion, 124th Infantry, qualified on the M-16-A1 rifle and 45-caliber pistol over the weekend at the Tyndall range. One hundred and three qualified with the rifle and 55 with the pistol, Each fired a minimum of 55 rifle shells and 40 pistol. This practice is held each year to keep the guardsmen on target. Left photo shows MSgt Walter Sherman coaching rifleman Pfc Coleman Carr on the M-16. Center are Sp-4 Ken Anderson holding the 45 which he fired at the target while Sp4 Powell Ennis counts the score. Right photo shows the guardsmen on the rifle range. Adams Flings New Charge At Askew St. George Island Deal Legal. Shevin Declares TALLAHASSEE (UPI) Lieutenant governor Tom Adams accused Gov. Reubln Askew Monday on campaigning at public expense. Adams, who decided to run against Askew for the state's top office after the governor fired him as commerce director City Briefs Hearing Tonight A public hearing on the proposed change in water rates for Cedar Grove and the first reading of the new ordinance are scheduled as part of the regular meeting of the Cedar Grove City Connission at 7 p.m. today. Morgan Visits Frank Morgan, Jr., who was stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base 20 years ago and who is now an eminent educator and dean of liberal arts and sciences, Hudson Valley, N.Y., Community College, is visiting Panama City and the beaches, for using state-paid employes in his private farm operation and for domestic chores at his home, said the governor has "held numerous political meetings in recent weeks while traveling at state expense and In state aircraft though forbidden by law." Askew's staff said the governor very carefully has used a private airplane, paid for from the campaign account, and billed the campaign for all expenses, while engaged In vote-seeking. Adams also made much of the fact that the governor always travels, on business or politics, with up to four security guards. "On most occasions some of these gentlemen are posted inside the hall and some on the outside communicating by two-way radio and traveling in unmarked vehicles," Adams said. "How much of your campaign costs are being borne by the taxpayers of Florida?" accompanied by his wife. •• • Morgan went into teachingHOfllillff TAniffhf after leaving the Air Force. He • 1111 & • Vlllgll I has been president of the junior • • On Annexation Tonight's Panama City commission meeting will be featured by a public hearing on annexing and zoning state-owned property located on state road 390 now in use as a correctional center. The session starts at 7 p.m. There will be first reading of an ordinance of off-street parking. Bids will be tabulated for three complete units for sewer lift stations, and for 2,000 feet of two and a half inch and 2,000 feet of one and a half inch 400-pound test fire hose. Water pressure in the city will be discussed, and vacancies on the port authority, planning board and airport-industrial district board will be filled. Barracks 650 Plans Sessi'n Regular monthly meeting of Bay County Barracks 650 and its ladies auxiliary will be held Tuesday, July 2, at Daffin Park clubhouse.. The auxiliary will provide a covered dish lunch at noon, which will be followed by a separate business meeting of the barracks and the auxiliary. Veterans of World War One in the Bay County area are invited to attend. TALLAHASSEE (UPI) Attorney General Robert Shevin said Monday there is no legal impediment to proceeding with the purchase of a second parcel of beachfront property on St. George Island, despite questions raised by treasurer Tom O'Malley. Shevin said everything is in order for the state to plunk down the $1.2 million payment on Tuesday — but he said everyone, including the sellers, have agreed to postpone the closing until July 5. This will give the governor and cabinet a chance to review the matter at its July 2 meeting, he added. O'Malley said he was suspicious of the whole deal by which the state agreed a year ago to pay $6.5 million over a four-year period for the seven miles of land for a public park fronting on the Gulf of Mexico off Carrabelle. He said he'd ask the cabinet to rescind it and demand the sellers refund the $1.4 million down payment already made. He also threw up a couple of matters he said he felt provided legal excuses for calling it off. Shevin disagreed. One question concerned whether the state had a legal and binding contract since the St. George Island Corp., which originally owned a majority of the land, was dissolved before the down payment was made. It was later reinstated and Shevin said Florida law provides that "all acts of a corporation are ratified and confirmed when it Is reinstated." O'Malley also challenged the fact that D. Gene Brown, Tallahassee attorney for the sellers and a part-owner of the property, filed to comply with the requirement that an insurance policy to guarantee a clear title to the property be filed. Shevin said he finds no intention on Brown's part to mislead, and noted that as soon as it was called to his attention, he filed a policy, retroactive i January. .™ "I fail to see how the state, suffered any real w therefrom," the attc general said. But he said it does shi need for the state departmil natural resources, which! died the deal for the statj tighten up its procedureslfor insuring compliance withlall terms of land purchase agreements. 35* to # Williams, leff,i college council for Middle Atlantic States and also the council in New England. His wife teaches at Hudson Valley. While here Morgan visited old friends, including Maggie and Hugh Balrd and his old boss in public relations, W.C. MacDill. Callaway to Meet Callaway city commission will have a four-item agenda for its regular meeting today at 7 p.m. at city hall. Visit Frisco Mr. and Mrs. Tom P. Haney, Mr. and Mrs. A. Crawford Mosley, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDaniel have just returned from San Francisco. The trip was an award from Praetorian Mutual Life Insurance Company, following the annual sales conference held in Dallas, Texas. Delegates Back Two members of Liberty National Life Insurance office in Panama City have just returned from Madrid, Spain, where they attended an annual meeting of the company. They are Paul Cadenhead and Sammy L. Day. They were accompanied by their wives. Rotary to Install Beach Rotary Club will install new officers at Thursday's meeting at noon at Kona Kai Restaurant. VFW Wins State Honor Officers of Wainwright Post No. 2185, Veterans of Foreign Wars, attended the state convention at Cocoa Beach, where they were presented with a first place award for receiving the most media coverage of their activities. Sarasota's post was second and Jensen Beach third. Attending the session were Jack Weiss,- post commander, Jerry Scoggins, commander elect, Jim Russell, senior vice commander, Fred McCarty, quarter-master, and Joe Renaldo, junior vice commander, and their wives. Death Takes Garrett Boevink Garrett Boevink, 77, Adams, Neb., died in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lincoln, Neb., June 22. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Norma DeVrles, Firth Neb., Mrs. Galdys Revis, Spencer, la., and Mrs. Arnold Buhr, Filley Neb., a son, Ray G. Boevink, Panama City, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. OPTIMIST SPEAKER - Dave program chairman for the Optimist Club of Panama) City, is shown with the club's guests Monday, Dr< : John Brown, center, administrator of the state dog fly control program, and Charles Pate, district state entomologist. j Mosquito Control Spraying Started State division of health, in cooperation with the county mosquito control districts, has initiated an aerial spraying program for control of dogflies on gulf beaches and shores in the local area. Airplanes being used in this program will be flown parallel to and a short distance behind the beaches. All aircraft are properly licensed and operated in compliance with rules and regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration. There is no danger to persons or property by the spray being applied. Dogflies become concentrated on beaches in this area only when north winds bring them from breeding sites in agricultural areas to the north and from piles of seaweeds along bayshores. The flies are known to fly at least 70 miles. They leave the beaches promptly when the wind blows from the gulf. Therefore, to be effec­ tive the spray must be applied quickly while the flies are concentrated on the beaches. This is a safe program that offers effective control of this important pest for the first time in this area, it was stated. Hayes Accepts Pastor Post Robert S. Hayes, Panama City, has graduated from the Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, M>lss., and accepted a position as pastor of the Carrollton, Miss., Presbyterian Church. A graduate of Bay High School, Hayes received an A.A. degree from Gulf Coast College, and a B.A. degree from University of West Florida. He is married to the former Elizabeth Hildreth, of Panama City, and is a former member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. FBK TENNIS CLINICS Karen Reddick Melon Queen . CHIPLEY - Karen Reddick of DeFuniak Springs was chosen Miss Panhandle Watermelon Queen in competition culminating weekend activities at the Panhandle -Watermelon . Festival. Cathy Moore of Marianna was first runner-up followed.by Deputy Beaten ORLANDO, (UPI) - Orange County deputy sheriff Ronald Dellsle was beaten and had his service revolver taken early Monday when he was jumped by several men as he attempted to break up a fight at a local bar. Delisle had responded to a call to break up a fight between six to eight men. When he arrived the men turned on him and during the fighting someone took his gun and fired four shots. No one was hit. Barbara Sharp of Blountstown and Gall Godfrey of Chipley, in that order. Janice Schweikert of Mexico Beach captured the Miss Teenage Queen contest. Runners-up were Lisa Golden of Bonifay, Vicki Smith of Bethlehem, and Nan Parker of Mexico Beach. Karen Miner of Chipley. was winner of the Little Miss Watermelon Queen contest. Kimberly Kolmetz of Chipley was first runner-up in the contest, followed by Ronda Davis of Graceville and Sherry Sneli of Chipley. MuntzinginKace TALLAHASSEE (UPI) William Muhtzlng, one-time aide to former Gov. Claude Kirk, said Monday he will officially enter the race for comprroller Tuesday. In Who's Who Luciano V. Corea, 510 Lantana Street, Panama City Beach, has been selected to appear in the 1974 edition of Who's Who in Florida. Corea was selected for his activity in business, government and civic awareness. Watford Accepted David D. Watford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Watford, 526 MacArthur, has been accepted for admission to St. Bernard College, Cullman, Ala., upon his graduation from Bay High School. The Rev. Roger Lott, O.S.B., director of admission and financial aid at St. Bernard College, said: "I'm delighted that David applied to St. Bernard for admission following his careful consideration of all.the colleges available to attend. After reviewing David's application I feel certain that he will be a definite asset to the college as a student." Duke Planes Fly Training Routes Horizongouti Air crews from the 919th Tactical Airlift Group at Duke Field are flying four low-altitude formation training routes over Northwest Florida and Southern Alabama. Approximately 40 of these flights are made each month by two to four C-130 Hercules transport aircraft traveling at heights between 500 and 1000 feet and at speeds of 250 miles per hour. All training flights originate at Duke Field, seven miles south of Crestview. The first low-altitude formation route, which will be used during the week, extends east of Duke Field to Blountstown, Fla. The three other routes are flown both during the week and weekends and extend northwest of Duke Field into Southern Alabama. Aircraft taking the first route proceed from Duke Field to a lake northwest of DeFuniak Springs where they turn southeast to North Bay near Lynn Haven. They then travel to a point just west of Blountstown. Their return trip carries them between Marianna and Cottondale where they turn west to Laurel Hill, then to a drop zone off of Highway 285 and back to Duke Field. The 919th Tactical Airlift Group, activated three years ago is the only Air Force Reserve unit located in Northwest Florida. Employing nearly 500 Reservists, It trains air crew members to airlift troops; supplies and equipment into both prepared and unprepared landing areas. HAS A NEW TENNIS PRO John Lucas You're invited to free clinics - advise, tips, pointers - each Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • on the brand new tennis courts at Horizon South. Sharpen up your game and visit the new residental - resort community on the gulf at Panama City Beach - U.S. 98, half mile west of 79, or back beach road (30-A) I t"

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