Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 29, 1974 · Page 2
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 2

Panama City, Florida
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Saturday, June 29, 1974
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Page 2A NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla., Saturday, June 29,1914 Continued From Page One Board ber of students enrolled. He stressed that most schools in the system are operating at capacity and will be during the next school year. He also advised the group individual principals have the right to decide what classes will be of benefit to the most students. He noted that some classes are dropped from schedules because not enough students show interest in taking these courses. The system cannot afford to pay teachers to teach courses with two or three students, he said. Jackson said the only recommendation he could give the board at this time would be to maintain the existing zone areas for one year until maintenance work could be completed at Bay High and then adopt a new zone which would balance the student load between the three schools. Smoking industry organization, said in a statement commenting on the latest conclusions: '.'For the first time in these annual reports HEW seems to have shifted at least slightly from its usual one-sided presentation of scientific evidence about smoking and health. "The current document contains repeated references to 'studies either partially or wholly inconsistent' with the 'scientific judgment' expressed a decade ago by an advisory committee whose report on smoking and health has been until now accepted by HEW without qualification. "This certainly will be encouraging to the scientists, members of Congress and other who have recognized the Inadequacies of previous reports." The report said cigarette smoking Is the major cause of lung cancer, a disease that in 1973 killed 72,000 Americans. "Data from prospective and retrospective studies reveal an increased risk of development of lung cancer In pipe and cigar smokers compared to nons- mokers,"lt said. HEW said heavy pipe smoking is associated with Increased risk of lung cancer, while moderate 1 cigar smoking carries a low risk of developing the disease. Cigarette smoking also is the primary cause of such other lung diseases as chronic bronchitis and emphysema which kill about 25,000 persons a year, the report said. "Most prospective and retrospective studies suggest that pipe and cigar smokers exhibit a slightly higher risk of development of coronary heart disease than nonsmokers (but a significantly lower risk than cigarette smokers), while some studies demonstrate no such relationship," the report added. REUNITED — Five-year-old Karen Joyce Huber flashes a big smile as her mother sobs joyfully after the child was returned this week after her disapperan- ce seven months ago from her home near Los Angeles. William Knapp, the suspected kidnapper, is being held in the case and is also believed to have kidnapped a four-year-old girl last year. (By UPI) • Deaths And Funerals Mill Opening Draws Chiles U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles of Florida will head the list of dignitaries expected today at formal opening ceremonies of a multi-million dollar lumber and chipping mill at West Bay. Chiles will be the dedicatory Sen. Lawton Chiles speaker at the opening expected to also be attended by Congressman Bob Sikes. The H.C. Hodges Lumber Company of West Bay is hosting a fish fry prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. The mill — owned by H.C.(Jerry) Hodges of DeFuniak Springs and Charles Whitehead of Panama City — is said to be one of the' most modern in the South. Much of the mill's operation is computerized. The West Bay 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 in return will furnish a 100 per cent chip return, based on weight, to the St. Joe plant. The $4 million plant will employ between 100 and 110 persons on the mill site. A host of area dignitaries and officials is expected to be on hand in addition to Sen. Chiles and Sikes. MRS. NETTIE VIOLA BRYANT Funeral services for Mrs. Nettle Viola Bryant, 86, of 4543 Cedar St. will be held 10 a.m. Saturday morning in the First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Harvery D. Ferrell, and the Rev. James W. Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Millville Cemetery. Southerland Funeral Home 1123 Harrison Ave. 785-8532 MR. SEABORN MCDONALD HUNT (LT. COL. USAF RET.) Funeral Services for Mr. Seaborn McDonald Hunt Sr. 58 of Box 85 Compass Lake, Fla. who died Tuesday night in a local hospital will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Frank Chunn officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with full military rites at the graveside. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Bobby Hunt, Jimmy Hunt, Monroe Hunt, Hamilton E. Hunt, Toby Long and Charles Hunt. Wilson Funeral Home 214 Airport Road 785-5272 JOY FABRICS 1 Large Table off Fabrics values up to $3 .98 per yd. Marked Down to $1.29 * d< Open Mon. - Sat. 10:00 A .M. - 5:30 P .M. Cloud Sundays Transmitter Rd.. and Hwy. 231. MR. JOHN AUSTIN HATCHER Mr. John Austin Hatcher, 70, of 1229 E. 27TH. St. died Thursday night in a local hospital. He was a native of Georgia, coming here from Enterprise, Ala. in 1943. He was a member of the Dirego Park Assembly of God Church, and a retired landscapes Mr. Hatcher is survived by his wife Mrs. Jewell Hatcher, Dirego Park; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Munoi Paterson, N.J., Mrs. Barbara Kershner, Dirego Park; one son, Mr. Robert P. Hatcher, West Palm Beach; one sister, Mrs. Tom Whigham, Orlando; five grandchildren; three brothers, Mr. Frank Hatcher, Mr. Roscoe Hatcher, both of Enterprise, Ala., and Mr. Mack Hatcher, Whigham, Ga. Funeral services for Mr. Hat- nith Color Special! Save now during our TglilTH /CuAApi f WHILE THEY LAST! MODEL CLOSE OUT ALL STEREOS AND TV'S MUST GO AT GREAT SAVINGS TO YOU! $nmikl TV SHOP 1101 OHIO AVE - LYNN HAVEN (BY THE WATER TANK) 1 FINANCING AVAILABLE 265-2771 X cher will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dirego Park Assembly of God Church with the Rev. F. Nolan Ball officiating. Pallbearers will be Louis C. Walker, Al Cobb, Fred Freeman, James Durden, U.V. Durden and Howard Barnes. Honorary Pallbearers will be the men's bible class of the Dirego Park Assembly of God Church. Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Southerland Funeral Homell23 Harrison Ave. 7854532 MR. CECIL AUBIN (C.A.) GEORGE Mr. Cecil Aubin George, 83 of 229 Allen Ave. died Thursday at 11:45 p.m. in a local nursing home. He had been a resident here since 1925 moving here from Holmes County. He was a retired grocery store owner and a member of the Moose Lodge and the Immanuel Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Lou George of Panama City; seven sons: Aubrey E. George and Lee O. George both of Panama City, Ray George, Ralph George and Roger George all of Los Angeles, Calif. Ted George of Jacksonville and W.B. (Buck) George of Panama City; two daughters, Mrs. Voncille Byrd and Mrs. Laveme Maddox both of Panama City; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Adolph Bedsole and Rev. Bill George officiating. Burial will follow in Millville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are his grandsons, Wayne George, Jerry George, Charles Byrd, Buford George, Bob George, Billy Joe George. The family will be at 1S»1 Frankford Ave. Wilson Funeral Home 214 Airport Road 7854272 Pakistani Leader Derided SAVAR, Bangladesh (UPI) — Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar All Bhutto placed a wreath Friday on a memorial dedicated to Bangladesh's dead from the 1971 war while crowds chanted, "Killer Bhutto Go Back" and "We Condemn Genocide." The crowd estimated at 2,000 persons, most of them students from nearby universities, was in sharp contrast with the 5,000 who cheered Bhutto's arrival Thursday with chants of "Long Live Bhutto" and other pro- Pakistani slogans. Bhutto came to Dacca to discuss establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and the country that, as East Pakistan, broke away in the war of 1971 to establish itself as Bangladesh. His aides surveyed possible security problems at the memorial before permitting the white Bangladesh Air Force helicopter with Bhutto aboard to take off. He was one hour late arriving, and was met by the placard-wielding demonstrators. Bhutto placed an orange flowered wreath at the foundation stone of the uncompleted 84-acre memorial dedicated to the estimated hundreds of thousands who died fighting in the war. The ceremony was scheduled to last half an hour. It was com- i pleted in seven minutes. Bhutto feW back to Dacca for formal talks with the Bangladesh prime minister, Sheikh , MujIburRahmam MRS. ANNE. LOUISE KELLEHER Funeral services for Mrs. Anne Louise KeUetter, «2, of 916 Arkansas Ave., Lynn Haven, who died Thursday, will be held Monday, 11 a.m. In the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Havlicek officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Active pallbearers will be Robert Tharpe, Cecil Tharpe, Bobby Davis, Elmer Cheuvront, Greg Jenkins and Richard Post. SMITH FUNERAL HOME 595N.MacArthurAve. 785-4&M Dickenson Blamed For Mistake TALLAHASSEE (UPI) State Comptroller hopeful Gerald Lewis said Friday that the state failed to take advantage of an opportunity to thoroughly review the records of the financially troubled Commonwealth Corp. Commonwealth filed for reorganization in Federal Court this week. "With a sense of moral outrage and indignation, I must say that the $6.7 million overdraft by the Commonwealth Corporation is just another example of the present comptroller's blatant disregard of the public's right to know," said Lewis, a former Democratic State Senator from Miami. "A mortgage and banking company the size of Commonwealth just does not go under overnight." Commonwealth's difficulties, surfaced this week when Federal District Judge David L. Middlebrooks appointed two special receivers to temporarily manage the company and examine its financial status. Lewis told a news conference that Dickinson and his staff had a chance to thoroughly review Commonwealth's books earlier In the year when the company filed for approval of $3 million in investment certificates and $2.1 million in stocks. "Mr. Dickinson and his staff accepted at face value that the company was in good shape," said Lewis, an unsuccessful candidate for the Public Service Commission in 1972. "They had a chance to thoroughly review the company's status." Drag Possession Charges Jeffrey Lee Sosby, 19, Cornelia, Ga. was arraigned In County Court Friday on charges of illegal possession of controlled drugs and possession of more than five grams of cannabis. His ball was set at $2,000. Sosby was arrested Thursday when he was allegedly staggering along State Road 30. Officers said drivers had to swerve to avoid hitting him. Tires Stolen Jeff Golly, 1506 Molitor Avenue, reported to Panama City Police that tires had been stolen from a shed behind 1506 Molitor Avenue. The tires were valued at $90. Money Taken Between $150 and $200 was stolen from the Ethridge Boat Works, E. Third Court, Panama City police reports showed. The money was in small change In glass jars In the office, which was reportedly entered by prying open a window. Pockets Picked Francis Michael Carder, of Tiki fishing boat number 10, reported to Panama City police that his pockets had been picked while he was at a local bar. Carder said he had paid for a drink and after he left he found his check book, $140 In bills, a Louisiana drivers' license and personal papers were missing. Police are Investigating the case. Burglary The sheriff's department reported three more arrests In a (burglary case late Friday and said a portion of the stolen merchandise was recovered. Listed on jail records as being charged are Terti L. Schoonmaker, 17, of 4809 W. 98; Kaisy M. Head, 17, Illinois, and James Heuser Jr., 17 of Michigan. Deputies said the Investigation Is continuing and it Is possible more arrests may come about. (See Photo, page 9A)> County Demo Notes Telethon De Delaney, Bay County Democratic executive committee chairman, issued a reminder Friday that a national Democratic rjarty telethon will be carried on CBS television stations from 6 p.m. today to 6 p.m. Sunday. Delaney said the purpose Is to raise funds for the national party's campaigns. He urged everyone to listen and to contribute If they feel so inclined. There is no CBS station in Panama City, but CBS outlets are located in Dothan, Ala. (Channel 4) and Tallahassee (Channel 6). Prlc© Increase Subscription price for the News-Herald is being increased 50 cents a month to $3.25, the circulation department has announced. The increase was made necessary because of the rising cost of newsprint and other materials, it was stated. Sikes Thinks Nixon's Future Leaking Better TALLAHASSEE (UPI) Rep. Robert L.F. Sikes, D-Fla, said Friday that "The tide is turning the other way" after running in favor of impeaching President Nixon in the Watergate scandal and cover-up. Sikes said the president's accomplishments abroad have brought a new measure of public confidence In the White .House. ' 'There is no proof the President was involved, so now the tide of opinion is running in his (Nixon's) favor." The Florida Democrat predicted that the House Judiciary Committee "very probably" will vote in favor of impeachment, presumably by August. The vote in the full House will be "very close," he said. "The outcome will depend on what new disclosures are made between now and then." "What really hurt the President was the release of the Watergate tapes, and the language of the tapes, the feeling that nothing else was going on in the White House." Sikes said the brightening situation in the Mid-East and the President's determination to better elations with Russia has wiped out that impression. He said he favored the presidential trips, though he conceded there is "some politics" involved. He also said he hopes protests over the. wheat give-away will lead the President to strike a little harder bargain with the Communists in future negotiations. Sikes spoke to Tiger Bay Political Club, and then answered questions for 30 minutes. One question, from the audience, jammed with state officials and employes and university people, concerned "gross underpayment" of income taxes is a criminal or reaches the floor? impeachable offense. "Since I will be a juror, I "I .would not be inclined to would rather not say until all consider It so unless fraud was'the facts are In," the proved," Sikes replied. "The congressman said. President took the advice of tax advisors, and now he has paid In full. That points away from fraud or criminal liability." ; Did he believe It was possible for the Watergate mess to go on under president Nixon's nose and for him not be aware of it until March, 1973?, asked another questioner. "It's hard to believe," he retorted. Wouldn't tax cuts be a weapon against inflation? "It would only fuel the flames of inflation;" Sikes said. "Congress can help by budget balancing rather than budget-busting." —How will he vote if an impeachment resalution Rep. Robert Sikes SALE BETTER SPORTSWEAR WHAT IS A SALE?!? The clearance of regular seasonable itock ... No special purchase of merchandise to make it seem more enticing than it really is ... You select from Smiths'famous labels, all with their original price tags on and the marked down price ... you see what you save! ONE BIG DOUILE RACK Riders Win Honors Two riders from the Tyndall Saddle Club won honors in the recent Chipley Watermelon Festival Horse Show. Doreen Godfrey took two first places and five seconds and Andy Zentgraf won a first, two thirds and a fifth. SUNDAY SPECIAL FABULOUS ORANGE SHAKE ALSO ...VANILLA ...CHOCOLATE ...STRAWBERRY ONLY YOUR KIND OF PLACE. REGULAR 35' VALUE 25 In Panama City Only Two LOCATIONS. W. HOT. 98 i MICHIGAN AVI St. ANDRIwS and 71? HARRISON AVE. OFF • HALTERS • SLACKS • SHORTS •SKIRTS • JACKETS • BLOUSES • SHELLS * ALL FAMOUS NAMES! New groups have been added to this rack-in beautiful summer plaids and solids (very famous labels, of course!) m vw WW' GRACE* &TH 'Where taste costs no more" OPEN 9t3Q.6iW

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