Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 27, 1974 · Page 20
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Panama City, Florida
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Thursday, June 27, 1974
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NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla„ Thursday, .tunc i$7,1974 Pagp 1G Reply Decision Praised, Deplored PREPARING FOR WORK - A group of Jvtosley High School students were recently involved in a vocational group exploration experience. The young people discussed the need to clarify values and establish personal guidelines for deriving satisfaction from work. Shown are Lynita Powell, Teresa McDaniel, Davie Nelson, Paula Namynanlk, Susie Williams, Mrs. Hattie Burch and G.E. (Woody) Whittington. Mrs. Burch is a guidance counselor and! Whittington is an occupational specialist. Both are employed at Bay High School. Career Education Program res For 'Work World' Prepai The Bay County School System is concerned about the numbers of young students who graduate from high school only to find themselves unable to qualify for job positions. Unfortunately, even many college graduates are unprepared for the "world of work". Last year was the beginning of the county-wide Career Education Program here in Bay County. Its purpose is to begin preparing students for the necessary concepts, attitudes and facts to enable them to be self-supportive at whatever age their education becomes terminated. One of the special tasks that high school guidance counselors must now face is making each student award of various occupations and the personality traits that best fit the various career possibilities. This summer each of the three county high schools, four junior high schools and sixteen of the twenty elementary Receivers Charged To Commonwealth TALLAHASSEE, (UPI) Two court-appointed receivers were put in charge of the financially -troubled Commonwealth Corporation Wednesday to try to get it back on its feet. The receivers are Lee Everhart, Tallahassee building contractor and developer and former mayor, and Charles G. Haynsworth, executive vice president of the Maryland National Corp., Baltimore, an affiliate of the Maryland National Bank, one of Commonwealth's largest customers. Federal District Judge David L. Middlebrooks appointed the receivers and ordered all Commonwealth customers to continue doing business with the firm. The receivers were told to make reports in 30 to 60 days on the status of the company, one of the southeast's largest mortgage banking corporations and the fifth largest in Florida. The judge said he may appoint additional personnel to assist the managers. He set another hearing for 2 p.m. Friday on the firm's petition for reorganization under Federal Bankruptcy laws. Paper Company Appoints State Public Affairs Head The appointment of James T. Mann as administrator of public affairs for Florida for International Paper Company's Southern Kraft Division was announced today by Joel R. Baker, manager of the company's local mill. According to Baker, Mann will be responsible for coordinating the company's government and public relations in Florida, in addition to his responsibilities at IP's Panama City mill where he has been serving as administrator of public relations. Mann began his career with International Paper, in 1967 at the company's Southern Kraft Division headquarters in Mobile, Ala. A year later, he was named administrator of public relations for IP's Mobile mill, before moving to the Panama City mill in the same capacity in 1971. A native of Alexander City, Ala., Mann attended, public schools there and was graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. degree in journalism. Among his activities, Mann has served as a member of the Public Relations Committee of the Florida Forestry Association, international Association of Business Communicators, and Florida Public Relations Association; member of the board of directors and publicity chairman of the Bzy County Chapter, American Cancer Society; member of the board of directors of the Mental Health Society, member of the Panama City Kiwanis Club and public relations chairman for the National Air Pollution Control Association Convention. JAMES MANN schools are holding summer workshops to evaluate possible materials; for Career Education use. A number of students work with the instructors and counselors so that all materials can be tested for, "student appeal". One of the most important aspects of discussing possible career choices with high school students is the need for good self-concept and career satisfaction. Most surveys taken of adult employees show a greater need for self-image, possibility of career advancement, and personal satisfaction. James Gautier, coordinator of the Bay County Career Education Program, is in the process of setting up a career education "awareness, exploration, and discovery" program for grades kindergarten through twelve in all Bay County schools. The program received State Department of Education funds for next year in the amount of $117,000. This is the second of the three-year program to set up career awareness programs all over the state. New Pollution Head Named Gov. Reubin Askew announced Wednesday he has appointed W.D. Frederick of Orlando as chairman of the state pollution board and has named Y.E. Hall, Jacksonville business executive, as a new member. John Robert Middlemas, Panama City insurance executive, is a member of the board. Hall, a member of the Jacksonville port authority, succeeds David H. Levin, Pensacola, who resigned to work in the Askew campaign for reelection. Levin, a former Pensacola law partner of Askew, has been chairman of the board since 1971. Death Takes Dwight Funk Dwight M. Funk, 74, of 3923 Auburndale Road, Orlando, died Tuesday. Funk resided at Panama City Beach from 1950 to 1962. He is survived by his wife, Aldonna Funk of Orlando; a son, Charles D. Funk, Panama City Beach; a daughter, Barbara Chosewood of Lenexa, Kansas; a grandson, Charles D. Funk, Jr., of Panama City Beach; and four other grandchildren. ' Graveside services will be held today at 2 PM at Vero Beach, Fla. . MIAMI (UPI)-tflorida news paper executives and political figures praised and the plaintiff deplored Tuesday the.U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the state's 61-year-old right to reply law. In Its unanimous decision, the ' high court found unconstitutional the 1913 law requiring newspapers to print replies from per- • (Whs they criticized in their editorial columns. The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court by the Miami Herald after the law. had been upheld by the Florida Supreme Court. The state high court made its decision July 18,1973, in a suit brought by Pat Tornlllo, an official of the Dade County (Miami) Classroom Teachers Association, a teachers union. The Herald had refused to print Tornillo's replies to its criticism of his' candidacy for the Florida Legislature in 1972. Lee Hills, chairman of Knight Newspapers inc., publisher of the Herald, said in a statement after the decision was announced, "The court placed the r e s t r a 1 n t s on newspapers squarely where they belong, in the hands of the people. The reader has the final say and without his consent a newspaper can't exist." Don Shoemaker, editor of the Herald, said, "We are gratified, not for ourselves, but for our Library Plans Disney Film The Disney film, "Tattooed Police Horse", will be presented by the Bay County Public Library on Friday, June 28, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. This is the story of a race horse who was unsuccessful as a trotter and had to be given to the police department. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is free. readers, who are the court of last resort.'' However, Tornlllo said In Miami, "I believe they (the justices) are incorrect and I believe a majority of the public believes that individuals and public officials have a right to newspaper editorials that at- NAACP Post Offices TALLAHASSEE, (UPI)' The State National Association for The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP) Wednesday charged that North Florida post office officials have discriminated against Black job seekers. State NAACP Field Director Rev. R.N- Gooden said only two Blacks work In post offices in Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Gadsden and Jefferson counties. In Leon county, said Gooden, no Blacks, work as administrators or supervisors in the north Florida Sectional post office. Mrs. Evelyn Gowdy, personnel director for the sectional office in Tallahassee, denied Gooden's charges and said postal officials will meet with the NAACP to listen to specific complaints. "I don't know where Rev. Gooden is getting his information," said Mrs. Gowdy. "As a federal office, we are under strict orders to follow laws concerning equal opportunity employment. We don't think Rev. Gooden's statistics are an accurate reflection of both sides of the issue." Gooden said he filed a complaint with the Florida Commission of Human Relations. He also said he may file suit in a federal court. tackthem." Florida Publishing Co., publishers of the Florida Times- Union and the Jacksonville Journal, which had filed a "friend of the court" brief in the case, said in a Times-Union editorial, "it is a victory for freedom of speech and expression...." James Clendinent, editor of the Tampa Tribune, said, "This decision is of national signifi­ cance in reaffirming the long of how the public Is to get all the established principle that a free information it should' have, press must remain free of gov- Smith had supported the law. ernmental compulsion. It is of State Sen. Lori Wilson, I-Mer- state significance in that It ritt Island, who had attempted questions the competence of six to get the legislature to repeal justices of the Florida Supreme Court... However, Chesterfield Smith, Lakeland, Fla., president of the American Bar Association, said in Washington that the decision leaves unresolved the question the law, said she was "ecstatic" over the decision. Attorney General Robert Shevln said, "I'm absolutely delighted. I have always opposed this state Supreme Court judgment." NEW MILL — Charles Whitehead, left, co-owner of the new H.C. Hodges Lum- j ber Co. of West Bay, Inc. inspects some freshly dried lumber with general mill manager Tom McCall. Dedication of the mill is scheduled for Saturday. (Staff ] Photo.) ' Mill Dedication Slated Tyndall Celebrates Recreation Week Arm.ed Forces Recreation Week is being celebrated this week at Tyndall with several special events scheduled. The Tyndall-Marina, in conjunction with .the special activities, will offer the Tyn-' dallite catching the greatest number of fish while using a marina boat this week one day's free use of the boat, of his choice, including equipment and fuel. The Base Library's Smokey Bear Reading Club will host a special children's story hour Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. The Base Gymnasium is holding a tennis tournament ending Saturday, June 29. The Tyndall Tigers Fast Pitch Softball team will play Craig AFB here Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. The Tyndall Youth Center has scheduled several special events: Today the center will hold a junior and senior girls table tennis tournament with trophies for first and second place winners. Friday, the Youth Center will hold a horseshoe tossing tournament at 3 p.m. for all members, singles and doubles. On Saturday the center will sponsor a physical fitness day at the track by the base gymnasium at 1:30 p.m. Events will include a girls' and boys' accuracy and distance frisbee throw, a softball throw for all age groups and a tug-a-war contest. Anyone interested in any of the Youth Center events should be at the Youth Center one half hour before starting time. Swimming events are only open to students in the swim classes. WINS CONTRACT City Iron Works of Panama City has received a government contract in the amount of $16,849.11, according to Tyndall procurement officials. The contract is for replacing cast iron valves at the Lynn Haven POL facility. The contract resulted from an advertised procurement in which four bids were received. Award was made to the lowest bidder. EXCHANGE FACILITIES CLOSE Inventories will be conducted today at Tyndall's base exchange retail facilities. The Main Store, Annex, Four Seasons, Shoe Box and Hospital Annex, facilities will be closed all day today. The Tyndall Marina and Beverage Store activities will be closed all day today. The Tyndall Park Store will close all day today. CLOTHING SALES STORE CLOSED Tyndall's Clothing Sales Store closed Monday and will remain closed until Monday, July 1. The facility is undergoing the annual year-end inventory and conversion to Base Supply's computer system. The store will open Monday with fiscal year '75 prices In effect. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, including all lunch hours. MEETINGS SLATED Four meetings are scheduled at the Air Defense Weapons Center this week. The Base Security Council will meet Friday at 3 p.m. "in the Weapons Center conference room. All members of the Security Council should attend or have a representative present. The First Sergeants' Meeting will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Weapons Center conference room. The Newcomers Orientation Briefing will be held at 1 p.m. today in the base theater. All newly assigned members and their dependents are invited to attend this informative briefing. A new lumber and chipping mill said to be the "most modern in the Souh," by one of its co-owners will be formally dedicated with a fish fry and ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday. The H.C. Hodges Lumber Company of West Bay, Inc., will produce board lumber, as well as, chips, for use in paper manufacturing. Very little wood waste is expected at the mill. "The bark will be used to fire the boiler to drive the kiln which will dry the lumber and anything not fit for making into lumber will be ground into chips for paper," said Charles Whitehead, co-owner of the mill. Whitehead along with H.C. (Jerry) Hodges, co-owner, began negotiations on the mill 2^ years ago. Actual construction of the mill was not started until seventeen weeks ago and production started three weeks ago. "We are working at about 60 per cent capacity now," said Motion Made ByMcMullen City Commissioner John McMullen made the motion at Tuesday night's Panama City city commission meeting to keep the Millville fire station open and fully staffed, equipped and operational pending a survey ordered by the commission to determine the overall fire protection situation in the city. Wednesday morning's news story concerning the meeting incorrectly stated that the motion was made by Commissioner Ralph Burgess. Commissioner Gordon Hill seconded McMullen's motion. Firemen Plan Benefit Fry Bayou George volunteer fire department will sponsor a fish fry Saturday at Oakland Terrace park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $1.25 and may be obtained from any fireman, member of the women's auxiliary or at the park. Proceeds will go to the building fund. "But we probably go over that," he Whitehead, won't ever added. The Hodges Mill has entered into contract with the St. Joe Paper Company whereby the mill will receive an average of 300 cords of wood per day from St. Joe and will return furnish a 100 per cent chip return, based on weight, to the St. Joe plant. The $4 million plant mill will employ between 100 and and 110 persons on the mill site. The mill will supply between 100,000 and 130,000 board feet of lumber per day as well as 20 tractor trailer loads of chips per day. The kiln at the Hodges mill is said to work on 26 hour cycles and is capable of drying 130,000 board feed of lumber in each cycle. The mill is located on Steel Field Road in West Bay. Hodges of De Funiak Springs, is president of the company. Vice President - Treasuer is Whitehead, Secretary George R. Miller, De Funiak Springs attorney. Also on the board of directors are Herbert Barr. an Enterprise, Ala., certified Public Accountant (CPA) and W.J. 'Bill' Cook, Jr., of Panama City. Gray Heads \ Fund Raising j Randall Gray has been! named fund raising chairman, for the Bay County Democratic! party executive committee. j Mrs. Bertha Brooks has been! named as local chairman for; the national Democratic! telethon to be presented over the CBS network June 29-30. Gray said envelopes are being distributed to remind per-. sons to watch the show and donate to the campaign fund if possible. Gray said it is hoped the telethon can be funded through donations from individual families rather than big business. His phone number is 785-5453. GCCC Instructor Named Writing Awards Judge Mrs. Doris B. Joh son English instructor at GCCC has been named as a judge in the 1974 Achievement Awards in writing program sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. Achievement Awards in writing are given annually to high school seniors to encourage students in their writing and to recognize publicly some of the best student writers in the nation. Mrs. Johnson explained that "the winners are recommended to colleges and universities as candidates for admission and for financial aid, if needed". Mrs. Linda Harvey national director of the awards program contributed the success of the swards to "the careful work of the judges", adding "Mrs. Johnson will certainly be an asset and we are greatly pleased by her willingness to contribute her time and talent". Dr. Richard Morely, president of GCCC sees the National Awards as "a valuable encouragement to young writers". "We at GC are always proud to have out faculty participate in such a meaningful way", Morley concluded. Mrs. Johnson will serve during her free summer time but will return to her regular teaching duties at Gulf Coast Community College in late August. ' MRS. DORIS JOHNSON RISKS RETURN TO JAIL Super Salesman Tfirows Hat Into U. S. Senate Race GOLDENROD, Fla. (UPI) — In a boathouse press conference at a castle called "Village Of Anything Is Possible," super salesman Glenn Turner announced Wednesday he would run for the U.S. Senate at the risk of going to jail. "I know I'm putting my freedom on the line," said Turner, who faces a second trial for mail fraud and is still under a federal judge's gag rule. "But I just can't sit around and keep my mouth shut any longer." The 38-year-old son of a sharecropper, who built a fortune with pyramid sales schemes, said he would seek the Democratic nomination for the seat now held by Sen. Edward Gurney, a Republican from nearby Winter Park, near Orlando. With his business empire in shambles and weary from more than eight months in a Jacksonville federal courtroom, Turner said he would prefer to run as an independent because both major parties "have done a lousy job." But he says he would not have time to collect signatures of 175,000 voters and get them to the Secretary of State by July 23. Florida law requires a candidate who runs as an independent to. collect signatures of electors equal to five per cent of the number registered for the last general election. Turner said he also could not afford the $17,500 he would be required to pay the Supervisor of Elections for checking the list. "I think that's unfair and unconstitutional," he said. A new trial for Turner and seven of his associates on 26 counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy is scheduled to begin Aug. 5, just a little over a month before the Sept. 10 primary. Their first trial ended in May with a hung jury after eight and a half months. "I'm qualified because I'm the only candidate who was indicted before he ran for office," Turner said. Turner, whose flamboyant enterprises once spanned continents, is under a gag rule imposed by U.S. District Judge Gerald Tjoflat in Jacksonville. "I've been gagged by the federal government for over a year and I think this is unconstitutional," he said. "I think that as soon as this hits the papers, they're going to have a meeting in Washington around some mahogany desk—which we paid for—and decide which federal agency is going to go after me next." Turner, a former sewing machine salesman born in a' charity ward in Columbia, S.C., estimated his fortune at $150 million before he got into trouble with the government, particularly the Internal Revenue Service. He said he plans to campaign around the state in a motor home and would "ask the little people to send me $1 apiece." "A dollar won't hurt anybody if they believe like we do," he said. Turner, who now lives with his wife and three sons in an apartment over a stable near his unfinished $3 million castle, said he would return from Washington every four months arid hold "town meetings" in eight cities around the state. "I want to hear what the people have to say," he said. "I'm just going to be their button-pusher in Washington." While constantly involved in litigation in several states and sometimes on trial, Turner has never been convicted of any crime. "I've been ridiculed and put down and I've made some mistakes," he said. "But I think my intent has been right." While admitting the judge could hold him in contempt of court for calling a news conference, Turner said he doesn't feel he is in violation of the gag rule "as long as I don't talk about the trial." "I wish I could talk about it, because things were going on you just wouldn't believe," he said. " I' m not worried about the trial," he said. "If I go down at least I'll go down fighting." Visitors to the castle Wednesday were greeted by a baby blue sign, alongside a muddy road, which said "Village Of Anything Is Possible."

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