Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 26, 1974 · Page 12
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 12

Panama City, Florida
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Wednesday, June 26, 1974
Page 12
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Local Woman Makes Marines Her Career NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Flu., Wodnrndsy, June% 1974 PHRPIB "Physical fitness makes a person mentally and physically alert and gives her body the endurance It needs to carry her through each day," says Corporal Karen Stalling* of the Marine Corps. The Panamft City woman speaks from experience. Before ,going to Parrls Island, S.C.,. Corporal Stalllngs spent most of her time as a Marine In physical fitness training. She graduated from the physical fitness academy at Quantlco, Va., In March, 1973, after graduating from Rutherford High. At the academy the 21-year-old corporal studied physiology, anatomy of the human body, technique of military instruction, aspects of physical training and systems of the body. While attending the academy, Corporal Stalllngs received several awards. Independent Area Defense Counselor Prevents Local Command Influence Television may have its "Owen Marshall, Attorney at Law" but airmen In trouble at Tyndall will have Capt. Lee C. Schmachtenberg, Tyndall's first Independent area defense counselor. As directed by the^Secretary Capt. Lee Schmactenberg Of the Air Force, effective July 1, every major Air Force installation world-wide will have at least one area defense counselor who is independend of the local command authorities. This new policy is the result of a successful test program implemented January 1 in the 1st Judiciary Circuit covering bases in the northeast section of the United States. According to Capt. Schmachtenberg, the area defense counselor will handle all the defense work for judicial court martial proceedings. This will also include Article 15s, Article 32 investigations, administrative hearings and other UCMJ violations. "Everyone with military justice problems will be referred to me" he said. "The main reason for this change," explained the captain, "is that in the past there has existed a question of the Independence of the defense attorney as he works out of the same office as the convening authority on courts. This new policy will remove the apperan- ce of possible command pressure by removing the defense couselor from the convening authority jurisdiction and putting him under Headquarters, United States Air Force." Under the new set-up, Capt. Schmachtenberg will report to the 2nd Judiciary Circuit Headquarters at Maxwell AFB, Ala. He will eventually have his own separate office and support staff to assist him. "There was never any influence by the staff judge advocate or convening authority but a lot of people, especially lower ranking enlisted men, thought there was an appearance of a problem because the lawyers worked in the same office — this change should remove that element of doubt," said Capt. Schmachtenberg. "As long as I have been in the service, I've never had any pressure," he added. The Buffalo, N.Y. native is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds a B.A. in political science, a Juris Doctorate in law and has been admitted to the bar in the States of New York and Florida. Among them are two plaques for being Marine of the Month and top graduate of her class in academics. She also received a trophy for being first in her class in the physical fitness portion of the program. She also, received a certificate of commendation after being named outstanding overall student at the academy. While attending the school, Stalllngs also set three records. In the five-mile-run she bested the previous woman's time of 35 minutes 25 seconds by recording a 35 minute 10 second clocking. She also did 528 sit-ups, breaking the previous record of 510. The third record she set was in the standard push-ups for men. The object Is to do as many as you can in one minute. Corporal Stalllngs did 20. The previous mark was 12. Before going to Parrls Island, Corporal Stalllngs served two years at Quantlco, Va. While attending Rutherford, she participated in powder puff football, basketball, softball, tennis and field hockey. Corporal Stalllngs also attended Gulf Coast Community College In Panama City for one year. She enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1972 for two years and has extended for another year. She plans on the Marine Corps as a career and plans to reenlist in the near future. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stalllngs of Panama City. NEW S -3 INSTRUCTOR — Corporal Karen Stallings shows marine women recruits from the Sixth Series how to initiate the shuttle run at Parris Island, S.C. . ' Hutto Reaffirms Beach Stand Rep. Earl Hutto, guest speaker at Panama City Civltan Club, reasserted the strong stand he has taken in the past regarding preservation of the area's beaches. "If we don't do something to preserve our beaches, we may start losing them," Hutto said. Hutto discussed the recent Florida legislative session in which he participated. He noted the current session was not a good one regarding evnlronmental legislation. The area representative introduced a beach construction setback bill which got buried in the legislative process. He noted, however, a setback ruling adopted by the Florida Cabinet was similar to the one he proposed in the House. "I was sorry to see Bay County exempted from the Cabinet's Lynn Haven Residents Graduate Two Lynn Haven residents recently received, degrees in pharmacy from the University of Florida during spring quarter graduation exercises. They are John Clifton Harrell and Wayne N. King. Both men received the bachelor of science degree in pharmacy. setback ruling," Hutto declared. Along the same line, Hutto told his fellow Civitans that unless intelligent, comprehensive planning is done "it's going to be chaos." Six thousand new residents flow Into the state each week, the first-term representative said. 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