Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 27, 1974 · Page 2
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 2

Panama City, Florida
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Thursday, June 27, 1974
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ftaft 2A NEWS-HERALD, Panama City;, Kin,, Thursday, June 27, 1M Continued Prom Page One Tax Road per person from their tax bills instead of taking exemptions. The $2 blllion-a-year oil depletion allowance would have been ended immediately. This much-criticized tax break allows an oil or gas company to deduct 22 per cent of gross Income from wells * up t ma. imum of 50 per cent of gross income. This amendment was greatly scaled down from a more ambitious tax reform amendment after Sen. James B. Allen. D-Ala., and other conservatives and oil-state eenators began the filibuster against it. Even after scaling down the amendment, it was obvious the liberals would lose their battle, but they continued to try. Allen, backed by the administration, said the tax cut would cause more Inflation than it would be worth to the average taxpayer. Address the year. "It we find we want to get rid of something, we can get rid of it this year," the Commissioner said. "If that doesn't bring about some enthusiasm, I don't know what will." Sidestepping a potentially controversial discussion regarding classroom discipline, raised by Vernon Principal Sam Mitchell during a question and comment period, Turlington replied, "Obviously, we must give our schools ability and authority to maintain decorum in the classroom." A question regarding state retirement funds and programs prompted a series of questions and comments on the subject leading one local official to comment in jest, "It appears everybody is interested In retirement. I don't want to retire. I want to know what I'm supposed to do." After his session before the conference, Turlington retired to a small board room to huddle with directors of the area educational cooperative. The PAEC board is composed of the school superintendents of the nine area counties which participate in the cooperative's programs today," Graham said, adding, "You'll find you'll have good government when people attend meetings and find out what city government is doing." A move to hold one night session per month failed when Brown joined Scott and Russell in opposition. Trammel) and Stroud favored holding one night session per month. In other business, the Council voted to hire two additional policemen. A similar move apparently had passed at a recent session but questions over funding arose In Wednesday's session. The current motion Includes the proviso the policemen will be hired as soon as the budget can be amended. Mayor Russell called a budget session for Monday night. Several members of the audience who Identified themselves as beach businessmen declared beach police protection was inadequate. When one person charged that it took 30 minutes to get a city policeman to the scene of an accident, Councilman Scott challenged the charge and asked for and was granted a recess during which he produced police logs and reports which he asserted indicated only a few minutes passed from the time of the alert until a city patrolman was on the scene. The board unanimously voted to ask the courts for an Injunction against encroachments of city property by a pump house and retaining wall. City Attorney Tom Sale reported the structures were owned by Clarence and Teresa Ward and Madelyn Halfacre. Sale said he wrote the owners in January but had not received a reply. Mayor Russell outlined the need for the city to take a position on easement encroachments; Russell said the city should either keep city easements clear of obstructions or allow them to be taken over by builders. Askew In Pinellas ST. PETERSBURG, (UPI)- Touchlng on a favorite campaign subject, Gov. Reubin Askew said Wednesday night Tour Set Here Today Following an hour and a half p, orida needs t0 ^ a on of discussion, the Com- g^th before It gets out of mlssloner assured the group hand," and uged the enactment that the DOE could work in har- 0 f strong legislation at the local mony with the aims and objec- i eve i 8 0 f government, tives - which are primarily Agkew, speaking before the in-service teacher training—of Pinellas Suncoast Chamber of the regional group. Commerce, said recent polls _ _ _ show Floridians believe "over- AA ix Q | Tpri fYl population and the environment ivwn^i ieuni^ e the state . s gravest problems." "Despite the progress we have made in this area," Askew said, "I firmly believe govern. ... . _ . ment at every level has not A medical team from Fort responded as strongly and as Rucker, Ala. will arrive at Bay qu i ckly M FloridaB • resldente Memorial today at 10 a.m. to would like." brief medical personell on the new MAST program. MAST stands for Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic Program, and will involve Army helicopter ambulances being used to provice Immediate air transportation for Injured persons in remote or accident sites and for emergency transfer of patients from one hospital to another. The helicopters will operate from 115 mile radius of Fort Rucker and will in no way compete with ambulance service and routine forms of ground transportation. U.S. Sen, Lawton Chiles, in a long distance phone call from Washington, D.C., told the Panama City News-Herald Wednesday that he had no part in placing a call to Bay County Sheriff Tullls Easterllng asking the sheriff to "go easy" on James Allison Whittlngton Jr., who was arrested here Tuesday on charges of drug possession. In the exclusive News-Herald interview, Chiles said in reference to Whittlngton, "In fact, I never heard of him." Chiles said a person had reportedly called Easterllng stating that he was Chiles and that Whittlngton was a friend who had worked in his campaign. Whittlngton, 42, a former Florida State University professor of anthropology, is charged with possession of ISO pounds of marijuana. Circuit Cases Larry Mitchell, 20, 5117 Douglas Road, originally charged with two counts of robbery, was found guilty by a jury on two counts of petty larcenty in Circuit Court Wednesday. He was sentenced to 60 days on each count, the sentences to run concurrently. Mitchell, along with another man, had been charged with robbing two men of their wallets and clothes at a Bay County beach. The state dropped charges against Jimmy H. Williamson, 21, 1404 W. 12th St., charged with grand larceny. He had originally been charged with leasing a $100 paint gun from a local firm in.December 1973, and not returning it. Sammy Lee Waters, 23, 1216 Hamilton, pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon. The state announced it would drop possession of narcotic paraphernalia charges against Waters. The court withheld adjudication in the case and ordered a pre-sentencing investigation. On Jan. 3, Waters was arrested by law enforcement officials for allegedly having a concealed .22 caliber revolver and narcotic paraphernalia—a Chiles said that he had learned of the Impersonation —' which is a felony offense under federal law — when he was notified by Bay Countian Charles Whitehead. Whitehead had catted Chilei after Easterllng told him of the call, supposedly from the senator. > Chiles said alter Whitehead had phoned him, he immediately called Easterllng to find out what was going on.. Chiles said that the impersonator also told the sheriff that Whittlngton'* auto, which had been Impounded, "should be released as It belonged to an Innocent party.*' Chiles told the News-Herald that someone had actually been to the sheriff's office to pick up the car but that he did not know if the person was successful. Sheriff Easterllng said Wed* nesday night that a man had Court set of syringes, In ; his possession. The charges against Qulon Odell French, 24,3458East U.S. 98, and Wllmer Ray Adldns, 21, 3406 Second St., for possession of a hallucinogenic drug were dropped. A subpoenaed state chemist had a prior subpoena and could not attend. Tresia Kay Lathan, 18. 4636 Lake Dive, charged with uttering a forged instrument, pleaded guilty as charged. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered by the court. The state announced that on other charges it would file a noHnfor- matlon. Miss Lathan had been charged with passing a worthless check at a local Market on April 21. William Charles Hudspeth, 713 Cove Blvd., pleaded guilty to two counts of uttering a forged Instrument in Circuit Court Wednesday. The state announced it would drop two other cases of uttering forged instruments against Hudspeth. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered. Hudspeth pleaded guilty to passing bad checks Feb. 21 at Piggly Wiggly Market, 2901W. 15th St. and at Commercial Bank. come to his office with a vehicle registration .trying to get the auto but he (the Sheriff) did not release the auto. Easterllng said that he was doubtful of the caller being Senator Chiles because he knew the Senator personally. But Easterllng did aehd word to the Senator and then Chiles called htm, clearing up the mysterious phone call. Easterllng said that his department was still investigating the drug case Involving Whittlngton'. Chltea also added that he had filed a complaint with the FBI on the incident since federal statutes prohibit a person impersonating a member of Congress. JACKSONVILLE, (UPI) Police pressed an Investigation Wednesday for a possible link between the reported abduction Of a hitchhiking white youlh and the killings of two white teenagers by several black men calling themselves "The Black Liberation Army." The first of the apparently motiveless and random slaylngs was discovered June 17 AT READY - Workmen at the H.C. Hodges Lumber Co. of W£st Bay, Inc. prepare logs for processing at the lumber mill, at which production was recently begun. Saturday has been scheduled as dedication day at the mill. (Staff Photo) Deaths And Funerals Over The Counter Quotations irom th* NASD are representative interdealer's price* ai of approximately 3:30 p.m. yesterday. Interdesler markets change throughout the day. Prices do not include retail mark ups, mark downs or commissions. Associated Coca-Cola 7% Bamett Banks of Florida 24% Charter Banks Sham at Florid* g% Devcon International DurrfUUuer Falcon Products Florida Nitlons) Bank* Hav-a-Tampa aUrllarms Commons MarUarms Warrants National U(e of Florida Pro Golf MR. JOE WINTER CORNETT Funeral services for Mr. Joe Winter Cornet*, 51, of 821W. 8th St., who died Tuesday, will be held Thursday, S p.m. from the graveside, Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Rev. Richard L. Seogglns will officiate. Smith Funeral Home 503 N.Mac Arthur Ave. 785-4MS. Pizza Inni Sunshine Junior Stores Toyota Motors Weco Corporation Western Beef Southland Paper Mills 4% 4K 4 m i% Hi M 3 1% 4H w JU-16 % u m w. sy, fli 4V4 J4M 3H 2tt H 3K «4 4H m 16H Vk iy. m GEORGE STANLEY FREED, JR. (LT. COL. USAF RET) Full military honors for the funeral of George Stanley Freed Jr., will be conducted by Cant. Ralph Andrews In the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Thursday at 2 p.m. Mr. Freed died Monday In a local hospital. Interment will be in Forest Lawn. Southerland Funeral Home 1125 Harrison Ave. 7854552 Self SIM ay LJO$$ SHOES Hundreds of Good Buys...Greater Price Cuts Than Before! W0MENS AND CHILDREN'S SUMMER SANDALS, CLOGS AND DRESS VALUES TO $10.99 S^^P sVtQ«* VALUES TO $10.99 J^|»7 *2 »7 $397 $4 »7 MR. SEABORN MCDONALD HUNT (LT. COL. USAF RET.) Mr. Seaborn McDonald Hunt, 58, Box 85 Ctmpaas Lake, Fla., died Tuesday at ll:Sfl In a local hospital. He retired as a Lt. Col. In the U.S. Air Force In 1963. He had been a resident here since ISM moving here from Japan. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the First Methodist Ctrnrdi of Marians*, He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lorena Long Hunt of Compass Lake; three sons, Dr. Seaborn M. Hunt Jr. and Walter Lee Hunt both of Vddosta, Go., and Charles Long Hunt of Orlando; one daughter, Miss Lorena E. Hunt of Compass Lake and two grandchildren and by two brothers, Hamilton Hunt of Tampa and Robert Hunt of Cardele, Ga. Wilson Funeral Home 214 Airport Road 785-527? GILES TALMADGE LIVINGSTON (SSgt. USAF ret.) full military honors tor the funeral of Giles Talmadge Livingston will be conducted by Capt. Ralph Andrews at graveside In Oakland Cemetery, Thursday at 4 p.m. Mr. Livingston died Tuesday I morning In a local hospital. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah Livingston; one daughter, Miss Pauline Richardson of the home; one' son, Luther Robert SoUeaberger, Tampa; two sisters, Mrs. Hasel Richardson, Oakman, Ala. and Mrs. Rilla Jones In California; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren;' Mr. .Livingston served with.the. USAF during WW H and waa a veteran of 2D years servkseVHe.1 will be Interred In Oakland Cemetery following the services. Southerland Funeral Home 1123 Harrison Ave. 78S-8U2 MENS SHOES VMUIS TO 16. w PAY-LESS 507 W. 15TH. ST. 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