Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 30, 1974 · Page 27
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 27

Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, June 30, 1974
Page 27
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Importance of Courtesy Is Stressed By Chamber NEWSHKR/VLt),l^ftmftCUy ) Flft. ) Sunrta j 3 I PARKWAY LIONS — The Parkway Lions Club held its installation dinner of new club officers for 1974-75 at the Village Inn. First row, left to right, are Jessie Merchant: president, Wayne Carter first vice-president, Paul Mick secretary-treasurer, Roy Mercer deputy district governor and James Brown out-going club president Second row are W.J. Adams tail twister, Charles Allen lion tamer, and members of the board: Dave Whitfield, Sherman Walker and Dale Colemiere. Merchant Heads Lions Club Jessie Merchant was Installed Friday night as the new president of the Parkway Lions Club, Deputy District Lions Governor Roy Mercer conducted the installation of new officers for the 1974-75 club year. Mercer told the incoming officers that some of the best people of the community are Lions Club members and that chapters of the club are found all over the free world. A highlight of each Lions Club meetings is antics put on by the club tail twister. One of the favorite gags the tail twister likes to "pull" is auctioning ties worn by the club members at each meeting. , X., Proceeds from the gags go to DR. FRANK GOODWIN Dr. Goodwin Will Speak The National Management Association's Bay County Chapter will host Dr. Frank Goodwin as guest speaker at their July 9 dinner meeting at 7 p.m. at the Harbour House Restaurant. Goodwin, a well known humorist and professor emeritus from the University of Florida has chosen to speak on ''The Egocentric Predicament." Since coming to Florida in 1947 he has talked to audiences of over one and a half million people in 47 states, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas. The National Management Association, the world's largest organization of professional managers, invites interested persons to attend. Reservations may be made with William M. Collier at home (763-2528) or business (7854311, Ext. 222). worthy causes such as the Lions Eye Bank program. James Brown is the out going Lions Club president. New officers along with Merchant are: Wayne Carter first vice-president, Charles Avery second vice-president, Adolph Mallory third Vice-president and Paul Mick secretary-treasurer. Other officers are: Charles Carl Anderson Goes To Iowa Carl Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Anderson of Lynn Haven, is a Mosley High School student who has been selected to attend the secondary student training program for high ability students at the University of Iowa for a period of six weeks. He has been-assigned to do research in the field of molecular biology and will study the effect of radiation on bacteria. One of the requirements upon completion of the course is that the student write a paper to be published and. placed in libraries. Transferable university credit will be awarded to Anderson for this paper. The main purpose of the program is to demonstrate the nature of scientific research by providing first-hand experience In laboratories under the guidance of research scientists and staff. Other events in the program include a field trip to Chicago to visit science institutions and other various social activities. Hill Relates Architect Data Mike Hill, architect represen- tlng Hansen Lewis, the architect hired to study renovations at Bay High, read a letter to the school board from engineers Henry Wright and associates of Dothan, Ala. The letter said the original Bay High building structure only needs minor work to be put in good order. However, an addition to the original school building in 1940 needs extensive work and it is suggested that the school board may consider demolishing this section. Allen lion tamer, W.J. Adams tail twister and Charles Avery chaplin. New board members are: Dave Whitfield, John Boisky, Sherman Walker, Dail Colemiere and W.J. Adams. James Brown was master of ceremonies for the evening's event at the Village Inn. Brown also introduced special guest at the dinner. The Bay County Chamber of Commerce is assisting local businesses in conducting a program to stress the Importance of courtesy. Operation Courtesy is geared to promote courtesy in light of the present tremendous growth in Bay County, and underlining benefits to employes' morale, self-esteem and even personal Income. Thanks to a good Phase One headed by Fred Lindholm, Operation Courtesy was launched with a burst of enthusiasm, and Phase Two is going strong, with employe presentations being held weekly, chamber officials stated. Some 20 Chamber volunteers have been trained by Bill Eger to give the 22-minute presentation. Four companies already have received programs. They Include Velma's, Inc., First Federal Savings and Loan, Boyd Brothers, and the Bay County Chamber staff. Eger said the presentation tries to create a positive state of mind, more thanjnerely to tell Firemen Meet Monday Night Cedar. Grove Fire Department will hold a meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Fire Chief Richard McDoogle urges all volunteer firemen and other interested persons to attend. the employe "how to be courteous," although helpful hints are provided. The main objective, he continued, is to get the message across quicker by having an outsider tell the story. The employes are Informed that their company is in the running for "Most Courteous Business of the Month," and that "Mr. and Mrs. Courtesy" of Bay County will be selected in December. Business people who are Interested in having an employe presentation at their firm may contact Gary Ashcraft at the Chamber, 785-5206. Phase Three, headed up by Milton Fulton, will consist of a mass media compaign designed to let all of Bay County know about Operation Courtesy. Ceremonies will be scheduled 'DAVY' CROCKETT SCOUTS CEC - Rufus L. (Davy) Crockett, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force (right), visited the Air Force Civil Engineering Center at Tyndall AFB recently. He received briefings on the center's activities from Col. William E. Rains, center commander, and viewed current research and development efforts. Boaters Are Urged To Use Caution The Coast Guard Auxiliary urges all local boaters to be especially safe during this Fourth of July holiday, the peak of the boating season, and asks everyone to take advantage of the free boating safety courses offered by the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadrons, American Red Cross and various state agencies. New Gun Zaps Speedsters Years ago Flash Gordon zapped the Queen of Venus' troops with his fictional super ray gun as the zipped across the silver screen. Beginning July 1, Tyndall's Security Police will begin zeroing in on speeders in reality with a similar contraption—the speed gun. The speed gun is a portable, hand-held radar unit which can be used inside a vehicle or outside a car by a security policemanjm foot. The major SHADES OF FLASH GORDON component is a dopier radar i system which has an effective ' range in excess of 100 yards. The base has acquired two of the latest models from the manufacturer, CMI Incorporated, located in Chanute, £an. According to Capt. David S. Bowles, Security Police operations officer, the main advantages of the $872 Instrument are its mobility and flexibility. "It means increased selective law enforcement measures," said the captain. "And it is simple to operate. Anyone who can point a gun can run the machine. All we need to do is check it with a simple tuning fork to see if it is operating properly." Speed guns have been in use over five years and have been proved legally effective in all states. Both military and civilian agencies use the speed gun extensively. "Our main goal is to save lives and to make our streets safer," Captain Bowles stressed. . The speed gun used by Security Police will not paralyze one's body like Flash's did, but an accumulation of points due to traffic violations will paralyze one's driving privileges on base. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be out in full force giving Courtesy Motorboat Examinations (CME) to boaters that request it. ' The CME's offer the boating enthusiast a great opportunity to have their boats checked for the required equipment. The examinations are free and are carried out throughout the summer at various boat launching sites along the Florida coast and certain state lakes. More information concerning Safe Boating Courses or Courtesy Motorboat Examinations may be obtained from any of the following Coast Guard' Auxiliarlsts: Riley D. Akers, P.O. Drawer N, Carrabelle, 32322, 697-3647; Ivary A. Adams, 305 Robinwood Drive, Tallahassee, 32301, 877-3923; Charles J. Alverson, Live Oak Island, R. 2, Box 434, Crawfordville, 32327, 926-7812; Earl S. Suters Jr., Star Route Box 586, Destin, 32541,837-2639; C.W. Lowry, 818 Pine Ave., Chattahoochee, 32324, 663-4691; James C. Robinson, 2100 W. Beach Drive, Apt. X101, Panama City, 32401,769-3966. Dr. J. Richard Warren Warren Heads Arts League Dr. J. Richard Warren, associate dean of instruction and chair of fine and performing arts at Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, Niceville, was installed a president-elect of the Florida League of the Arts at the Fla. board meeting held in Orlando. Dr. Warren was choral music director at Chipley High School in the early 1950s and later in the Bay County school system, where glee clubs directed by him made outstanding showings in local and state competition. According to Warren, the Florida League of the Arts is a statewide organization of institutions and organizations dedicated to the promotion of the arts in Florida. While encouraging individual memberships, the FLA has been active primarily through deligate memberships from the major artsrelated organizations and institutions in the state. These groups include statewide arts associations, local arts councils, college and school fine arts departments, professional associations relating to the arts, musuems, symphonies, dance groups, opera guilds, architectural associations, theatre groups, historical associations, state cultural and historical sites, and related institutions or organizations. Kiwanians Back From Session Mr. and Mrs. James D. Sterrett, 2801 W. 12th St., Panama City, attended the 59th annual convention of Kiwanis International in Denver, Colo. Sterrett is president-elect of St. Andrew Club. Delegates to the convention participated in the election of Kiwanis International' officers and trustees. They also passed resolutions upon which the organization's 1974-75 community service programs will be built and amended the Kiwanis International Constitution. They represented some 276,000 Kiwanians in 6,315 Kiwanis clubs in 45 countries. Some 20,000 people attended the convention. Convention activities included an address by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Kiwanis International President William M. Eagles, M.D., and American humorist Sam Levenson. to select a Most Courteous Business, with the Chamber's Ambassadors present for the official nomination. Banners will be placed on the firm's building. The Chamber leadership brought, two consumer experts to Panama City for a management seminar to kick off Phase One. That program pointed up Bay County's position as a growth center, with residents, tourists and new businesses coming here in increasing numbers. Lindholm stressed that owners, managers and decision-makers who want to just maintain their share in this growing market — let along Increase it — must do more than they're doing now. "Courtesy is the name of the program but the program is about business—your business! "he reminded. Buyer Is King In Condo Mart A local group began construction of Delwood Estates, a 128-unit "primary residence'" condominium development la c year. At that time long te m interest rates which in re .ent history had been as low as S/\ to 6^ per cent, were at an e X time high 8% per cent, '.nterest basically is the r rice of borrowed money and, like many other prices, it fluctuates with supply and demand. Since construction began at Delwood Estates, backers say interest rates have zoomed to as high as 10 per cent. To combat this situation, Delwood Estates, Inc. president G.M. Hobbs has Initiated a program which other condo developers are beginning to use across the state. Hobbs said, "we recognize that we are in a 'buyers market' where the buyer is again king." He added that his firm is in the process of allowing qualified buyers to move into Delwood Estates with small "good faith" down- payments, deferring closing for a period of up to six months. Hobbs said, "By then, we should know something more favorable about Interest rates and the overall disposition of our economy." The Delwood group believes that even though many other areas of the state have serious • problems, Miami, for example, with some 68,000 vacant condos, Panama City is in a unique situation. "We are in the early stages of our boom, here. Interest is high all over but life goes on and so does the communities need for housing. Our plan is designed to combat the interest rate problem." Hobbs continued, "so far, it's working very well." Delwood Estates will be interesting to watch since the development is one.of the first attempts of its kind in Panama City catering to local full-time residents. With interest rates at levels unmatched since the Civil War, the outcome at Delwood Estates could determine what other developers will do with.similar projects in the .near future. OPERATION COURTESY — Planning courtesy strategy are Chamber of Commerce Phase Two- Chairman Bill Eger, left, and Gene Toombs, right, i -;i Nugent Shot Down Thirty Years Ago Saturday retired Maj. (Villiam H. Nugent of Panama City observed the 30th anniversary of the time he was shot down over the North Sea by Germans while flying a B-17 bomber. Nugent stated that it was on his . ninth mission that the incident occurred. He was among more than 1,000 B-17 and B-24 bombers whose mission was to destroy oil refineries in Leitzig, Germany. Three of his engines were lost in the process of hitting the target and it was on his return, to England when the fourth engine was shot out. The plane carrying Nugent, a co-pilot and a ten-man crew was shot down about five miles off the coast of Holland which was occupied by Germany at the time. Nugent recounted the experience as being cold and scary as the crew waited more than three hours to be rescued by a British rescue boat. The American fighter planes which had offered top-cover until the rescue boat arrived were forced to return to England due to lack of fuel. This left the boat without protection. Less than 20 minutes after the boat arrived, German Messerschmitt 410's bombed the rescue boat and destroyed it, killed the radio operator, three English of the crew and injured five of Nugent's crew. Hanging on to half blown up life rafts, Nugent and other survivors floated in the North Sea for several hours until two American P-47 fighters spotted the wreckage and radioed their position back to England. They were rescued again and this time made it back to the coast of England. Nugent was a career serviceman and flew 34 missions before the end of the war. After working in Germany for three years and being a base commander in King Salmon, Alaska, Nugent was assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base. He was active in many community affairs here and decided to make Panama City his home. He has been a resident for 11 years and lives on Cove Lane with his wife and daughter. Group Attends District Meet Five members of the Liberty National Life Insurance district Office in Panama City recently qualified to attend a company business meeting in Palm Beach. Attending this meeting were: C.J. Burnham, Ken Ellis; Martin Plough, Harry Sanders and C.F. Shell. 30 YEARS AGO — Lt. William H. Nugent poses in front of his plane in England shortly before being shot down by Germans in the North Sea. Auxiliary Installs New Officers for the VFW vice president, Evelynl Ladies' Auxiliary, Post 2185, Mclemore; junior vice were installed at the new post president, Jean Marshall; home located on North Sher- secretary, Doris Thomas; man Ave., and21st Plaza. treasurer, Gerri Barkdal; con- Open house was held for the ductress, Pat Halcolm; president elect, Kaye Stover, Patriotic instructor, Alma with the following officers being Waller; chaplain, Alice McCar- installed for the coming year: ty; guard, Ruth Henry. Installing officer Alice Weiss; Alice Weiss was installing President, Kaye Stover; senior, officer. Springfield Junior Police Active The Springfield Junior Police was formed in 1973 by Chief George Kittrell at the suggestion of Mayor Buddy McLemore. The Junior Police League is sponsored by the Springfield Police Department and Officer Phi) Tomlinson is the leader and co-ordinator of activities.: Don Roper serves as his . assistant and all of the Springfield Police Department cooperates in the effort to provide guidance and respect for law for the more than 50 members. Members of the Springfield Junior Police sponsored a bike registration and Saturday held another bike registration and garage sale to raise money for community projects. The boys have assisted in community cleanup and safety campaign and have learned the importance of firearms safety and proper handling of guns, they also had a team in the midget basketball league and have had various campouts and boy guidance programs. To be eligible for the Springfield Junior Police, boys must be between the ages of 8-16 and live in Springfield. YOUTH PROGRAM — Springfield city officials are shown with the new bu& recently purchased for use in the city's junior police program. Officer FhUfi Tomlinson who heads up the youth program is standing in the bus door. The city- officials are (left to right) Commissioner J.B. McLemore, Mayor Buddy McLemore and City Treasurer Jimmy Whaley.

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