Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 28, 1974 · Page 14
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 14

Panama City, Florida
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Friday, June 28, 1974
Page 14
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NEWS-HERALD, Panama city, Fl», t Friday, Jute ft; WU PikHC Introduced BEACH ROTARY OFFICERS—Harry Murphy; right, outgoing president of the Rotary Club of Panama City Beach presents the gavel to incoming president Bob Forbus at installation ceremonies Thursday. The other new officers are, left to right, W.A. Hill, treasurer; Norman Hair, secretary; and Milton Buckley, vice president. Addition Cut Sought i The Board of Trustees Bay Memorial Hospital has advised architects Charles H. McAuley and Associates to put out an agenda of plans and specifications to be considered by the builders In an effort to lower the cost of the new addition, according to E.L. King, hospital administrator. "The cost will be lowered without affecting the quality of the building, and this action will be taken subject to the approval of all boards and commissions concerned with the hospital project." According to Clinton Ingram, chairman of the hospital Board of Trustees, it is hoped that all necessary Information will be available in a few days, so that a recomen- dation may be made to the County Commission on awarding of contracts for the new addition. lixfra JuUo Hoarlng Slatod LAKELAND, (UPI) The Florida citrus commission will conduct a public hearing here July 19 on a proposed marketing order to create a reserve pool of frozen concen­ trated Orange Juice. The reserve pool would provide a supply of concentrated orange juice for secondary markets during years of short crops. The emergency room at Bay Memorial Hospital was visited by ah unusual ambulance Thursday morning. Instead of the roar of an automobile engine and the screech of tires, this ambulance arrived with the 'thud.of rotors hitting the air, and came in for a landing in an improvised field near the hospital. The hew arrival was an Army helicopter ambulance from Fort Rucker, Ala., here to announce the beginning of the MAST program. MAST stands for Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic Program, and was created after a study by the Department of Defense, Department of Transportation and the Department of Health,. Education and Welfare. The purpose of the program is to provide civilian aeromedlcal evacuation, utilizing military helicopter ambulances. The visit by the helicopter to Bay Memorial was to acquaint hospital personnel and local law enforcement officers with the program. The program is not designed to compete with ambulance service and routine forms of land transportation. The MAST program is mostly designed for use in emergency, life-saving Gates Lower Dead Lakes Fleming Appointed College Trustee Sam Fleming, president of Panama Machinery and Supply Co., was notified Thursday by Dr. Ralph M. Tanner, president of Birmingham .-Southern College, Birmingham, Ala., that he has been appointed on Sam Fleming the college's board of trustees. Fleming graduated from Birmingham-Southern in'1936. The Panama City business executive graduated from Murphy High School, Mobile, Ala., In 1933 as valedictorian and president of his class. He has been a trustee of Huntington. College, Alabama, for five years and a charter member of the Foundation Board of the University of West Florida. Dr. Tanner's letter stated : "I speak for the entire board of trustees and their administration of the college as I express my real pleasure In your election to our board of trustees. "Your presence on this board will bring new strengthy and distinction to what in my opinion is an already highly distinguished and dedicated group serving a fine college. "I look forward to many years of long and successful association with you as we move this college toward new heights of accomplishments. WEWAHITCHKA - Folks around here will be asking the reverse of the refrain In the ballad made famous by country singer Johnny Cash about "How high's the water, Momma?" West Florida fishing fa n s will be wanting to know "How low's the water, Wewa?" after July 5 when a lever will be tripped opening flood gates on the Dead Lakes allowing a drawdown on the world-famous fisherman's paradise. Local.and state agencies have combined to construct the flood gates at the Dead Lakes Dam with the purpose of improving, the fishing in the lakes created by the damming of the Chipola River. Fish biologists call for the Lakes to be drained down by up to nine feet by July 24. Their theory is that the summer sun will kill oft most of the submerged vegetation that has choked the 18-mile long fishing hole. On July 5 the Lakes will lower . not more than six inches. The lowering schedule calls for the drawdown to continue each day after that for 19 days. Fish biologists have estimated that between 50 and 60 per cent of the bottom will be exposed to the sun's rays and TWO AND THREE BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES AND 3NGLE STORY ONE BEDROOM VILLAS FROM 5% DOWN UNTIL CLOSING '21.114 FINANCING AVAILABLE PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE Come out to HORIZON SOUTH and see the beautiful furnished models and the new completely equipped club house, tennis and shuffle board courts. All amenities are here for the beautiful life. ©DGQ^®EOffl /A \iJD®H] PiB /a HORIZON SOUTH • P.O. BOX 9480 • PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLA. 32401 • 234-6663 NAME i : : • ADDRESS I AM INTERESTED IN: BUYING RENTING HOHL HORIZON SOUTH - P.p..BOX 9480 PANAMA CITY BEACHj FLORIDA 32401 904/234.6663 ON US 98 • '/i MILE WEST OF 79 • OR ON BACK BEACH RD. 30-A "The unique Residential-Resorr community on the Gulf" those, plants which aren't killed then will take root on the bottom and be drowned when the water is raised back to normal. The procedure has reportedly worked with success in other areas including Lake Talquin, a 66,000-acre impoundment near Tallahassee. Prior to the drawdown, officials of the Florida Department of Natural Resources, the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission and the Dead Lakes Management District and their guests will attend a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Wewahltchka High School. situations where speed is essential in getting the patient to qualified medical care. Inflight medical treatment and surve lance will be given patients enroute to the hospital by paramedical personel. A secondary purpose of the program is to help in the emergency transfer of patients, medical personel, supplies and vital organs from one hospital to another. The helicopters will operate from a 100 nautical mile radius of Fort Rucker, and the operating area includes all of the Panhandle counties. Bay Memorial is within a 75-nautlcal mile radius of Fort Rucker, and it will take a helicopter around 50 minutes to arrive there, depending on weather conditions. One helicopter will be designated the primary helicopter, and will be ready to take off immediately, 24 hours a day. There will also be a backup helicopter, ready to go on 30 minutes notice. Fire fighting equipment will be required to standby at the landing site during loading and unloading of patients for safety reasons. In other than hospital evacuations, law enforcement officers will be required to direct the helicopter by radio to the exact location of the accident scene and to assist in keeping spectators clear of .the landing site. The helicopters are equipped to deal with many types of medical emergencies. Each ambulance has on board such equipment as a resuscitator and oxygen masks. When asked about the new program, E.L. King, Hospital Administrator, stated "This will prove beneficial on numerous occasions for people in this area. For example, burn patients would be able to be transferred from here to major burn centers. During a disaster, the program could conceivably be of great benefit." PROMOTION DAY — These smiling faces tell the story. It was a promotion in rate for each of these men at the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory. Advanced in rate were, left to right, Seaman Bruce D. Miller promoted to Yeoman 3.C., Radioman 3.C. Thomas B. Beatty to Radioman second; Fireman Michael A. McClane to Electrician's Mate third; Seaman Bryan V. Lawrence to Yeoman third; Electrician's mate 2.C. Michael W. Price to Electrician's mate first; Radioman third Paul T. Davis to Radioman second; Seaman Richard V. Wallace to Ocean Systems Technician third; and Boatswain's mate 3.C. Mark K. Whitney to Boatswain's mate second. Tapes Claim Third Victim JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (UPI) — Tape recordings purporting to be from the "Black Liberation Army" were received Thursday claiming a third victim in a bizarre series of attacks on white youngsters out alone at night. Police also arrested three suspected black militants and questioned them about the activities of the BLA, which has claimed responsibility for three slayings. Radio station WPDQ and television station WTLV received two tape recordings in the mall claiming that the body of the third victim had been dumped in water. The tape did not specify where the body was dumped. Local Briefs Police launched an Immediate search in the St. Johns River, the main body of water flowing through the city. The Jacksonville sheriff's office rounded up Ebbins C. Brown, 25, Henry Bracy, 24, and Charles Sutton, 26, on minor charges and held them with bond set at $200,000. Police said the three were suspected black militants who came to Jacksonville about four months ago and had been under "quiet surveillance" ever since. The arrests came in the midst of an intensive manhunt for the killers of Stephen A. Orlando, 18, and Stephen Lamont Roberts, 17. Tape-recorded messages and handwritten notes left with the bodies claimed that the deaths were the work of the BLA. Police have conducted a search In the city's west side since the report of a white youth being abducted while hitchhiking by a group of blacks in a late-model car Tuesday night. Police said the third victim claimed in the latest tapes could be that of the hitchhiker. The tapes said the body would be found with a bullet through the head "in a body of water." Sgt. Mike Gould, sheriff's department information officer, said there was no evidence to connect the three arrested men with the slayings. "But we want to have a chance . to interrogate them about what they might have heard about the murders," Gould said. GOPHER DERBY Lions club officials are checking entries for the annual gopher derby July 4. Anyone desiring to enter a gopher may contact Ellis Duplicating, 602 Magnolia Avenue, phone 769-0303. Cost is $10 and the money goes into the Lions' sight conservation fund. INSTALLATION Parkway Lions club will install officers at a meeting today at 7:30 p.m. at Village Inn in Callaway. District Governor Roy Mercer will be the installing officer. FISH FRY Bayou George voluntary fire department will sponsor a fish fry Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oakland Terrace park. Proceeds will go to the building fund. Democrats Eye National Telethon The Bay County Democratic Party has announced that the third annual Democratic National Telethon will be seen on CBS television stations from 9 p.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Sunday. Randall Gray, Bay County Democratic fundraising chairman, noted that a change in the pattern of donations to the Democratic party has occured since the first telethon broadcast its appeal for political support from small contributors. "More people are contributing than ever before on both the state and national level," stated Mrs. Bertram Brooks, Bay County Telethon Chairman. "Modest donations are the norm and many people are contributing to a political cause for the first time," she said. Gray noted that the telethon Is an "especially significant fundraising tool" because more stringent campaign practice laws and recent political scandals have left many donors of large amounts hesitant to contribute to any party. "Efforts to contact new donors and encourage small contributors have, therefore, become all the more important," he added. One third of the money donated from Bay County will be returned for use in local political campaigns," explained Mrs. Brooks. RE-UP AWARD — The 4756th Air Base Group and the 4756th Air Base Group Consolidated Personnel Office won two Aerospace Defense Command First Term Airmen Competitive Reenlistment Awards this week for the period of July 1 through Dec. 31, 1973. Lt. Gen. Royal N. Baker, ADC vice-commander, presented the Category VI plaque for CBPO's having the largest number of reenlistments under the Delayed Reenlistment Program to Lt. Col. Charles J. Rogers, Director of Personnel for the 4756th Air Base Group. Cpl. Louis L. Churchill^base commander, accepted the plaque for Category II. The Group achieved a 44.6 per cent first term airman reenlistment rate. Freeport Seeks Festive Fourth FREEPORT — Members of the Freeport PTO and Lion Clubs are working together to bring back the festive • atmosphere and fun of the old- fashioned Fourth of July celebration. This community's Fourth of July celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at the Freeport High School with a color guard flag-ralsine ceremony. A former Vietnam POW will be introduced as the guest of honor. Area .political figures including Sen. W.D. Childers and Representatives Jerry Melvin of Fort Walton Beach and Earl Hutto of Panama City Will be on hand for the festivities. Following the opening ceremonies, guests of all ages will enjoy a host of activities located at the school and at the athletic field. These activities Include the following: — A chicken and fish dinner from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be plenty of fish and chicken with the "fixuns" at $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for children, Advance tickets may be bought from PTO or Lion's Club members. Tickets n ay be bought the day of the celebration. — Children's activities will include such old time favorites as sack races, bicycle and tricycle races, foot relays and races, and a bicycle and tricycle decorating contest. Special attention is being given to awarding all participants ribbons. —Live entertainment by area artists at intervals during the day. — County Store and Sweet Shop with homemade goodies and handicrafts that will appeal to all. — Ice cream and soft drink concessions located at various locations — A babysitting service at a minimal fee for parents of preschoolers and tottlers. This will be provided so that parents and older family members can enjoy and participate in all the day's activities, Preschool children will be supervised in the fenced in kindergarten playground, while toddlers and babbies will be cared for in the air-conditioned kindergarten suite. Bathroom facilities are provided, and light refreshments will be served to the children. All profits from the day's activities will be used for elementary school playground equipment and equipment for the, junior high-senior high athletic field, HORIZON SOU1H HAS A NEW TENNIS PRO John Lucas You are invited to our FREE tennis clinics to be held each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM til 4 PM. Our tennis pro, John Lucas, will give you pointers that will spruce up your game and add zip to your backhand. WHILE AT THE CLINIC enjoy some refreshments and visit our new clubhouse and information center. Also see the beautifully furnished models priced from $ 21,114 Horizon \South P.O. Box 9480 Panama City Beach Fla. 32401 234-6663 On US 98 Vj Mile West of 79 Or on Back Beach Rd.,30-A 'The Unique Residential-Resort Community on the Gulf"

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