Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 26, 1974 · Page 13
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 13

Panama City, Florida
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Wednesday, June 26, 1974
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t »agc2B NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, F)a., Wedno sdi», .lung 26, W4 State Briefs COMMONWEALTH FILES TALLAHASSEE (UPI) Commonwealth Corp., one of the largest mortgage banking firms in the Southeast, filed for reorganization in federal district court Tuesday, saying it I was unable to meet its obligations. District Judge David L, Mld- dlebrooks issued an order prohibiting foreclosures or other actions by Commonwealth's creditors until the matter is settled. SAVING RECOMMENDED TALLAHASSEE (UPI) — A special governor's task force said Tuesday the state can save more than $69 million a year by following 617 recommendations to improve state government efficiency. The task force, comprised of a group of private businessmen who began studying state government last October, said the state can also receive an additional $39 million a year in revenues from the proposed changes. Gov. Reubin Askew, who called for the study, immediately issued an executive order calling for implementation of the recommendations. Askew said he has the power to initiate 80 per cent of the recommended changes with the other 20 per cent under legislative jurisdiction. AID SCHEDULED TALLAHASSEE (UPI) — Department of Commerce Secretary Don Spicer said Tuesday more than $12 million in federal funds will be administered this summer to assist veterans, older workers, minorities, and youths in Florida. Spicer also announced the appointment of Charles Stophel, a consultant in the department of health and rehabilitative services, as a commerce department internal auditor. Rural Statesl Doing Well WASHINGTON (UPI) — New I York and California each | received more than $4 billion in government money in fiscal I 1973, but Alaska got more federal dollars per citizen than any other state, Treasury Department figures show. The annual rankings in the government aid sweepstakes indicate that rural states with small populations continue to get a bigger per capita slice of the federal spending pie than do states with big urban populations. For the year which ended last June 30, New York received $4.79 billion in government aid, or $263 for every man, woman and child in the state, while California got $4.62 billion, or $225 a person. The next biggest recipients were Pennsylvania, with $2.35 billion or $198 per capita; Illinois, $2.15 billion or $192 per capita, and Texas, $2.05 billion ir $174 per capita. Alaska, on the other hand, I earned only $209 million total from federal programs, but this amounted to $634 for each of the state's citizens. Wyoming received the smallest total of government money —$119 million —but was second high on a per capita basis with $326 for every citizen. The nation's capital, in the District of Columbia, received a higher amount —$810 —on a per capita basis than any state but its federal spending total was only $605 million. At the low end of the per capita rankings were Ohio, with $148 per person; Florida, $145, and Indiana, $127. Dominance of the smaller I states stems, in part, from formulas for revenue distribution which still tend to favor rural over urban areas. But the power and aggressiveness of a state's congressional delegation and the skills of state and local officials in the game of "grant- smanship" also can play an important role in determining how the government decides to apportion its domestic budget. In a foreword to its list, the Treasury Department said its figures included money actually spent by federal agencies in direct aid to states, plus grantsln-kind. Examples include highway and hospital construction funds, school lunch programs, aid to education, shared revenues and payments in lieu of taxes. Government contracts to private companies, which can have an important impact on a state's economy, and administrative expenses of the pro- 1 grams were not included. Only the total amounts were published by the Treasury. The per capita figures were reached with the use of Census Bureau population estimates for June SO.1H73. PEPSI . PEPPER T IID 12 OZ. CANS I'vr 10/9 g HAVE A BACKYARD LIMIT 10 WITH $7.50 PURCHASE FRENCH'S SQUEEZE • 8 OZ. MUSTARD DELMONTE • 14 OZ. BOTTLE I CATSUP LAY'S TWIN PACK POTATO 59° OSCAR MAYER LITTLE SM0KEY BATH SIZE DIAL sow A $1 DAYTIME, OVERNIGHT, TODDLER 'ai"P«*'' s PAMPERS 99 e 15 CT. 12 CT. SMOKIE BEAR - 10 LB. BAG — i CHARCOAL 69* ROBIN HOOD CHIPS 5 LB. BLUE PLATE MAY0NNASIE MCCORMICK GROUND • 4 oz. CAN 78 BLACK PEPPER.....63 e _. .1. SEA PACK FROZEN BREADED ROUND SHRIMP SAUSAGE $139 SIRLOIN 149 JENO'S - 1314 OZ. SIZE LB. ARMOUR ~gi VIENNA SAUSAGE tafMMJjBfl ARMOUR VIENNA SAUSAGE 1 IMPERIAL BROIL STEAK 1.29 CHUCK R0AST_.......„._. .79 c SHOULDER ROAST.-. ..1.19 CHUCK R0AST„ .1.19 IB. LB. FROZEN PIZZA PARADE FROZEN WAFFLES 6 LB. LB. LB. ARMOUR -24 OZ. CAN BEEF STEW 79 HEINZ SLICED - 32 OZ. JAR PRODUCE SPECIALS ALABAMA PEACHES 25 e u WHITE SEEDLESS GRAPES 49 e . SUNKIST LEMONS 49 c U.S. NO 1 ROUND WHITE POTATOES 59? PIGGLY WIGGLY FINEST GROUND 3 LB. OR MORE CRACKER JACK-3PK. POPCORN NABISCO SNACK CRACKERS. LYKES FRANKS 69 29' e LB. DILL PICKLES... 2 s 1 00 FRENCH'S 18 OZ. BOTTLE BAR-B-Q SAUCE.3 M° HEUBIEIN • 5% OZ. • BOTTLE AJAX-GT SIZE 12 OZ. PKG. DOZ. SAUE 36° WHEN YOU BUY VLB. CAN of FOLGER'S COFFEE 5 LB. BAG »«AM4U»A. PIGGLY WIGGLY. mlgers SPECIAL PRICE WITH THIS COUPON WITHOUT COUPON 1.25 Coupon c«ih Vilua 1/20 of K _ j9» dA» *t* «£• a&» aft* aft* *0+ *4P* «A» *t* GOOD THRU WED. THRU SAT, A-1 STEAK SAUCE........... 39 c WISHBONE 1000 ISLAND DRESSING ..79 c 4Bl4Bk AJAX-GT SIZE 39° LIQUID 58° PATTIE 0LE0.. 5/'1°° AMMONIA. .....4/»1 t0 KRAFT AMERICAN -12 OZ. BFM11MEI WB*»»» —>•/ • SHJ8JLE,. SLICED CHEESE 89° KLEENEX TOWELS........3/ $ 1 00 RED DRAPE DRI^K............2/79°CQLD CUP 16 CT ......39° FRUIT C0CK ™Lk .„.......i..4/ $ 1 M S7W.u™ g/$joo DELI AND BAKERY COUNTRY STYLE • 8 OZ. PARADE 303 CAN •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I ROLL CAKES WHOLE ARMOUR 3 OZ. CAN POTTED MEAT ••••••••I \,%\oo KLEENEX 200 CT 9/ I 9 INCH 5/$t oo DELUX PLATE 40 CT 39 GIBSON DISCOUNT CENTER 836 W. 11th STREET MILLVILLE AREA 2404 E. 5th STREET LYNN HAVEN 617 OHIO AVE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES NEWS-HERALD. Panama City. Fla.. Wednesday. June 28. 1974 Pago SB Sunlands Are Checked Out TALLAHASSEE (UPI) Health and Rehabilitative Services Department Secretary O.J. Keller has appointed a 10-member committee to Investigate conditions at state mental retardation centers. Keller said he formed the committee after legislators recently criticized state Sunland hospitals for alleged indifference and abuse to retarded clients, Inadequate supervision, faulty communications and questionable administrative procedures. In a related incident, Rep. Jon Thomas, R-Ft. Lauderdale, a member of the House investigating committee, said House speaker Terrell Sessums, D-Tampa, has hindered the committee's work. Thomas said Sessums unjustly described protests by the Ft. Lauderdale representative "as a temper tantrum" after the speaker removed him as committee chairman. "Just as we (the committee) were at a critical point In our work, we suddenly learned that it was aborted by my removal as chairman," Thomas told Sessums In a letter. "If the grave concern I have expressed Is termed as a temper tantrum by you, perhaps the derogatory connotation that has been associated with the term should be removed." Sessums named Rep. Barry Kutun, D-Miaml, as committee chairman following the end of the legislative session. Thomas said he has no criticisms of Kutun and considers him a friend. Thomas said Sessums' charge had political connotations to It. The Sunland committee, Thomas said, should be free of political party bickerings. Keller said Kutun would be one of his committee members. He said the committee will Investigate the legislative charges and will compare policies In the division of retardation to those of other states. The legislative investigation began after a capitol demonstration In May by mothers of retarded children. The parents charged that the division of retardation tried to cover-up an alleged homosexual rape and beating at the Gainesville Sunland center. Lawmakers contend that similar beatings have occurred at other Sunland hospitals. Coution Urged For JulyFourth An estimated 31 persons may not survive the traffic crashes occurring of Florida's streets and highways during the 102-hour Fourth of July holiday period, Florida Highway Patrol officials said here Monday. The official traffic count begins at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 3 and ends at midnight, Sunday, July 7. Col. Eldrige Beach, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, said: "Because our experience shows that intensive traffic law enforcement efforts have a substantial impact on drivers, the patrol will be putting forth every effort to help reduce traf- flc crashes during the holidays." With a saving of almost 50 lives each month In 1974, mostly due to drivers voluntarily obeying the 55 maximum speed limit imposed due to the fuel shortage, the patrol asks for continued cooperation from the driving public. Drinking drivers and drivers with the heavy foot will be a special target for troopers during the holiday period. "Lives can also be saved if motorists will use safety belts at all times and exercise caution by driving defensively to avoid the errors of others," concluded Colonel Beach. Children Eligible For Social Security About four million children receive social security checks every month, according to James C. Robinson, manager of the Panama City Social Security office. These children are eligible for payments because a parent — either mother or father — with work under social security has retired, become disabled, or died, Robinson said. He added: "Eligible children can get benefits until they're 18. And. if they continue in school full-time and are single, they can get monthly checks until they're 22. Today, there are over % million 'student' beneficiaries between 18 and 22." The office for this area. is located at 1316 Harrison Avenue, Panama City. The phone number is 769-4871. The office is open Monday through Friday, except on national holidays. SPECIALS CHOPPED SIRLOIN STEAKS COc EA. MASHED POTATOES 79 c p T DANANA PUDDING -|59 PT. 5 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS BEACH AREA 6700 W. HWY. 98 ST. ANDREW 2901 W. HWY. 98 (THESE STORES OPEN SUNDAY)

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