Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on July 2, 1974 · Page 9
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 9

Panama City, Florida
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Tuesday, July 2, 1974
Page 9
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NEWS-HERALD, PftiiftinA City, Fla., TtietMla^, July 2, 1114 Pige m|'^ GOSPEL MUSIC FANS ~ The "World's Biggest All-Night Sing" in Bonifay attracts spectators from all across the United States and Canada. This year's sing held this weekend was no exception as an estimated 20,000 persons moved in and out of the gates at Bonifay's Memorial Stadium to listen to some of America's best gospel song groups. Many families came early in the week and pitched their tents (left photo) or parked their campers in preparation for the sing which began at sundown Saturday and ended with sunrise Sunday morning. Early arrivals Saturday afternoon stretch out comfortably on lawn chairs (center photo) and quieten the baby with a handy bottle while awaiting the advent of such groups as the Happy Goodman Family, The Statesmen and Hovie Lister and the LeFevres and many others. Crowds begin to jam the stadium (right photo) several hours ahead of the opening number of the type music which is rapidly gaining in popularity throughout the United States. Bids Are Opened For 1-10 Jobs Bids totalling $44,837,182.10 on 22 road and bridge construction projects were opened by the Florida Department of Transportation in Tallahassee, closing the 1973-74 fiscal year with a record high annual total of $435,944,023.10 in bid lettings. Two Interstate-lO construction projects in North Florida received bids with the Hammet Company, Inc. Paducah. Ky., submitting the apparent low bid of $3,367,859.67 to construct an overpass on MO over state road 276 southwest of Marianna in Jackson County. The job calls for 1.6 miles of construction from a point west of state road 276 to a point east of that highway. Ballenger Corporation of Greenville, South Carolina, was apparent low bidder at $19,596,950.49 to construct the I-IO Apalachicola River Bridge. The four-lane bridge will extend the highway 1.161 miles from the east to the west banlts of the Apalachicola River in Gadsden County. The projects and apparent low bidders include: Gadsden — 1.161 miles of four-lanlng a divided facility, extra heavy grading, bridge construction, shoulder pavement, treated structural timber fender system, small drainage structures and roadway signs on Interstate-10, from a point west to a point east of the Apalachicola River. $19,596,950.49 - Ballenger Corp. of Greenville, S.C. Jackson — 1.642 miles of four-lane divided facility, extra heavy grading, dual bridge construction, shoulder pavement, concrete box culverts and small drainage structures, reflective pavement markers and roadway signs on Interstate-10, from a point west of SR 276 to a point east of SR 276, southwest of Marianna. $3,367,8.59.67 — The Hammet Co., Inc. of Paducah, Kentucky. Leon — .267 mile of light grading, base widening strips, traffic signals, small drainage structures and leveling and surfacing selected Intersections in Tallahassee. $236,017.05 Southeastern Asphalt Co., Inc. of Tallahassee, Fla. Millionaire Is Selected To Run With Tom Adams STUDY SOLAR ENERGY — Two high school students from Panama City get first hand information on a portable solar energy water heater from Dr. Erich Farber, internationally known researcher at the University of Florida. The students are on the Gainesville campus through August 2, in the summer research participation program. Left to right are Donald Harrison, Dr. Farber and Laurier McGravy. Governor Seeks Aid For Flooded Areas TALLAHASSEE (UPI) — urged the president Monday to an estimated more than $15 Saying the damage frpm heavy declare Central Florida a major million In federal assistance rains and flooding in late June disaster area to qualify it for will be required to supplement apparently will exceed the federal aid. state and local aid to clean up havoc of 1972's Hurricane Askew, who flew over the the mess. Agnes, Gov. Reubln Askew flooded area by helicopter, said ATSPM FLORIDA GOES ON SALE. After 5 PM on weekdays you can talk for 3 minutes to anyone else in Florida for 75C or less plus tax. And rates are even lower on weekends, until 5 PM on Sunday Just remember to dial direct without an operator's assistance. Any day of the week. Share a smile with someone you love. Dial long distance tonight. Archer Baldwin Belle Glade Big Pine Boca Raton Boynton Beach Bronson Brooksville Bunnell Cantonment Cedar Keys Century Chiefland Chipley Cocoa Cocoa Beach Cross City Daytona Beach DeBary Deerf ield Beach DeLand DeLeon Springs Delray Beach Dunnellon East Orange Eau Gallic Femandina Beach Flagler Beach Ft: George Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Pierce Gainesville Geneva Graceville Green Cove Springs Gulf Breeze Havana Hawthorne Hobe Sound HoUey-Navarre Hollywood Homestead Islamorada Jacksonville Jacksonville Beach Jay Jupiter Key Largo Keystone Heights Key West Lake City Lake Park Lake Worth Lynn Haven Mandarin Marathon Matecumbe Maxville Mayport Melbourne Miami Miami Beach Micanopy Middleburg Milton Munson Newberry New Smyrna Beach North Miami Beach Oak Hill Old Town Orange Park Orlando Oviedo Pace SHARE ASMILE. UAL LONG DISTANCE TONIGHT. Pahokee Palatka Panama City Penney Farms Pensacola Perrine Pierson Pomona Park Pompano Beach Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Sanford Sebastian Stuart Sugarloaf Key Titusville Trenton Vernon Vero Beach Weekiwachee Springs Welaka West Palm Beach Yankeetown Youngstown Fountain Yulee Southern Bell TALLAHASSEE (UPI) — vlron Development Corp. Burl McCormlck, 33, He also filed his 1973 Income millionaire part-time mayor of tax return, showing he paid a small town near Miami, was taxes of $7,511 on an adjusted picked by Tom Adams Monday gross Income of $69,619. He as his running-mate In cam- deducted Interest of $6,265 and palgn to unseat Gov. Reubln Askew. contributions of $25,335, Including $20,885 worth of real Adams called McCormlck a estate donated to the Atlantic "political comer" who will Christian School in Miami on bring "a new look, a different whose board he serves, and perspective Into state govern- where one of his daughters ment.'' attended classes. "We will speak with one He told newsmen that the tongue," said Adams, who private school is racially claims that he, as (Governor Integrated with 10 per cent or Askew's lieutenant governor, less of Its pupils Black. His has been shunted into the other child, also a girl, attends a background and given no voice' public school, he said, in administration policy. Because of his experience as McCormlck, president of a mayor of Hlaleah Gardens, with family-owned investment and 3,000-3,500 people and an annual development firm that did a $25 budget of $500,000, Adams said million business last year, filed McCormlck would serve as his statements with the secretary local government expert should of state showing his personal the Adams-McCormlck team be net worth to be $1,054,176. The elected this year, majority of his wealth comes But he hastened to say that from stork ownership In McCor- McCormlck would be his part- mlck Enterprises and Inter- ner In setting all government City Bri €fS Mccormick said he opposed BICENTENNIAL THEME Governor Askew's corporate Florida's Bicentennial will be P™?^^ task which Adams sup- the program for the First ^^^^ the beginning. But program Friday Club meeting at Seven Seas at 8 a.m. Friday. Beach State Bank is sponsor. Dial-it-yourself rates do not apply to coin, cfedit-card.person-to-person. collect, hotel-guest calls or calls charged to a third number, because an operator must assist on such calls. SB-8204 (5 col. X 10 3/4"--53 3/4") B/W, Florida Newspapers, 1974.' Tucker Wayne & Company. Adams said he'll seek modifications if elected because the people, not the businesses, are paying it. Adams said he did not, however, want outright repeal of the tax, which was the State Senate Gets New Head BOARD TO MEET Bay County commissioners will hold their weekly session at , ^ ,. , , . , a.m. today at the courthouse keystone of Askew s tex reform jyji^gjj platform on which the KIWANIAN BACK Askew-Adams team was over- Gene Toombs, 326 West 15th Street, attended the Klwanls nternatlonal meeting at Denver, Colo., representing North 'anama City Klwanls club. He was accompanied by his wife. GETSDEGREE Steven J. Tubbs, 2903 W. 21st St., Panama City, received the SB degree In physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) In commencement exercises at Cambridge, Mass. PATIENT IMPROVING Akl Kawaguchl, 42, who was admitted to Bay Memorial Hospital Saturday following a traffic accident on the Back Beach Road, has been released rom intensive care and is improving, according to hospital reports. COUNCIL TO MEET Lights, streets, police equlp- whelmlngly elected In 1970. Adams noted that McCormlck has been successful in the market place whereas Adains has spent his adult life In public office, from the state Senate to Secretary of State to lieutenant governor. A newsman asked McCor­ mlck what he thought about Adams being censured by the House, after Impeachment fell 17 votes shy, for using public employes in his private business. "After a long, extensive examination," McCormlck replied, "It Is my pleasure and honor to be Tom Adams' running-mate." McCormlck was bom on a Walton County farm In Northwest Florida and went to high school In Escambia County, moving to Miami at age 17. He Is in business with two brothers. Hilton Denies He's Candidate Panama Qty businessman, L. Charles Hilton, Jr., Monday refuted widespread reports that he Is an announced candldatie for the Florida Legislature. Several news sources have carried stories recently stating that Hilton intends to seek the District 8 House of Representatives seat now held by Rep. Earl Hutto. "Although I am dissatisfied with the job the incumbent is doing in representing the people of District 8 in the House of Representatives, I have told no one at any time, either privately or publicly, that I Intend to run against him/' Hilton declared. However, Hilton did admit; that he has given some; "serious" consideration to running for the House seat "as the result of strong urging from numerous persons throughout TALLAHASSEE, (UPI) President pro tempore Louis dl la Parte, calling It the highest honor he could receive even though temporarily, was sworn in Monday as acting Senate president, succeeding Mallory Home, who resigned to run for Districts." the U.S. Senate. "But," Hilton concluded, "at De la Parte, who Is ending 12 this point my nUnd Is com- years In the legislature to Pletely open on the subject and I return to private business this definitely have made no fall, became the first acting decision to seek public office. Senate president In recent To run would mean a strong Florida history. personal sacrifice for both me De la Parte, D-Tampa, was and my family." sworn In by Florida Supreme "Although I'm very much Court Justice Richard Ervln. disenchanted with what's going When Ervln was attorney on In state and federal govem- general, he appointed de la Par- ment, particularly the wanton _ ^ ^ ^ te an assistant attorney waste of taxpayers'money and ment and the fire department general, de la Parte's first the worst Inflation in history, are Items which will head the government job. I'm just not prepared to say at Parker city council agenda De la Parte will serve until this time whether I'm in a Tuesday evening. The council President Designate Dempsey position to seek public office." will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Barron, D-Panama City, takes "I would like very much to Parker city hall. over following the fall elections, serve in the Legislature and De la Parte, Home and make whatever effort possible REUNION SLATED Barron posed together for to stop the vlcloiis state and The annual Buchanan reunion photographs and Barron quip- federal governmental trend win be held July 4 at West Bay ped, "There's the good, the bad that Is destroying our country, Advent Church. There will be a and what else?" Referring to but my family's feelings towar- basket lunch at noon. All friends the western movie. "The Good, ds my total involvement In a and relatives are Invited. The Bad and the Ugly." political race must come first." Daytime College Classes Are Planned For Tyndall Gulf Coast Community College has agreed to provide daytime college classes on Tyndall AFB provided enough military personnel and their dependents show an Interest, according to Tom Johnson, chief, education services center. Persons interested in the daytime on-base classes should call education services at extension 4285 or stop by building 1329 to express their desires about the proposed courses and to register their name and course preference. Courses being considered are In the areas of management, law enforcement, English, psychology and aviation. Johnson said the call or inter­ view could determine what courses can be offered by the college. The proposed daytime courses are designed to accommodate shift workers and other persons who cannot attend evening classes. Classes would start in August of this year, but education officials stressed that plans for their enactment must be made well in advance. RECEIVES AWARD Thomas 0. Garrett, who works at the 4756th Field Maintenance Squadron at Tyndall, has received a 30-year service award. The award was presented by Brig. Gen. Carl D. Peterson, commander of the Air Defense Weapons Center, during ceremonies last week. Garrett is currently an industrial radiographer with Tyndall's Field Maintenance Squadron. He is a native of DeFunlak Springs. INSURANCE INCREASED Tyndall personnel officials have announced that effective May 24 the servicemen's group life Insurance was Increased to $20,000. Full coverage and payrqll deductions for costs are automatic unless the member declines participation or elects a reduced amount in writing. Persons not desiring full coverage are encouraged to contact the base personal affairs office, building 763, at the earliest possible date,

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