Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on July 3, 1974 · Page 2
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Panama City, Florida
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Wednesday, July 3, 1974
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Nl ]iliWHfiRAI.I>, PiMtiinia Ctty, Fla., Wednesday, ,H\y 8, 1974 Illtn ^inu0cl From Poge One family Petersburg arrived and took the 'smaller child, Edward "Tex" Jr., aboard where a corpsman applied mouth-to-mouth .resuscitation and oxygen. But the three-year-old also died before the chopper could reach the hospital. Unofficial reports Tuesday Indicate the smallest child may have died from exposure and trauma. The first victim was Identified as Billy Home, age 10. Members of the family surviving Included Home, 43, a Houston real estate executive; Dlanne, 34, his wife; Diana Jo, 14; Gerald Paul, 11; and Melissa, 4. Their address was given as 314 Belen Manor Drive, 'Houston. The co-pllot of the plane that brought Billy to Tyndall after being transferred from the helicopter at Apalachlcola said his "arm was tom up pretty bad and the shoulder was torn from the socket, apparently from a shark bite, or several of them. One of our crewmen gave l\lm mouth-to-mouth resuscitation but the helicopter crew said they think he expired about halfway between the boat and land." When the surviving members of the family arrived at Tyndall around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Horne was able to walk to an ambulance, but he appeared dazed and In shock. The two girls and their mother appeared In good condition as they walked to a watting Air Force ambulance to take them to the base hospital. Base officials told them of the deaths of the two boys. Tyndall Base officials reported plans were being made to house the family in quarters there. Cdr. Arney and his co-pilot LCdr. Tom Frischmann of the Albatross, the plane which sighted the Horne family, estimated tlieir location when' found at about 25 miles south of Alligator Point. The family reportedly left Panama City June 30 bound for a vacation in the Bahamas. It is known they stopped in Carrabelle Monday. The surviving Homes remained in the AFB hospital Tuesday night for obsei-vation and treatment for shock. They related to Air Force officials there they had checked with the U.S. Weather Service before leaving Carrabelle Monday night and were told the weather was fair. They said that about two hours out into the gulf a fierce storm struck, lashing the boat with 35 mile per hour winds and 16-foot waves and that the boat began to break up. The Homes said they donned life jackets and Issued a Mayday call on their radio before the boat went down in about 15 minutes. County Democrat llouds Telethon De Delaney, chairman of the Bay County Democratic executive committee, said Tuesday the national telethon staged by the national Democratic Committee was a real success. "And Florida ranked third among the states in. contributions," Delaney said. Shipwrecked Father Tells Of Sharks The family of seven who were shipwrecked In the gulf and who clutched a life preserver for nearly 13 hours lost two of their children—one to monster shark. according to a United Press International Interview with the father of the family. (See related story on Page 1.) Edward M. Horne, a Houston, Pfli/ice Colfeetjon Explained Solicitations for the Northwest Florida Policeman's Deaths And Funerals MRS. ANNISE E. RLuEN- SBURO Mrs. Annisc E. Rcgcnsburg, 76 of 211 New York Ave., Lynn Haven, died Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. In a local hospital. She had been a resident here (or seven years, moving here from Rahway, N.J. She retired from the Qulnn-Bbden Book Binding Co. and was a member of the Ladles Oriental Shrine, Order of the Aniaranth, The Eagles, Order of Eastern Star and the VFW Auxiliary and the First Presbyterian Church of Rahway. She Is survived by her husband, Frank Regensburg of Lynn Haven, a son, Leon Ramberg of Bodentown, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Snyder of Lynn Haven and Mrs. Lucille Crawford of Avenci, N.J.; a step-son, Paul Regensburg of Dothan, Ala.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Shively of Greenfield, Ind., and Mrs. June Massa of Woodbridge, N.J.; Three brothers, Louis Ramsin and Harold Ram- SALE OFF l)\< issis I'AMS SI IIS LOX, DKISSIS (OOHDIN MIS ALL SPORTSWEAR OFF THE CLOTHES C LOSET GAYLORD'S SHOPPING CENTER ALL SWIM WEAR 20% OFF GRAB TABLE $^00 (HI MANY OTHER ITEMS OFF SALE!SALE!SALE! 3 DAYS ONLY MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY CLOSED JULY 4th ALL SUITS $5500 VALUES TO $110.00 SPORT COATS ALL SPORTCOATS $3goo VALUES TO $75.00 SUITS WITH CONTRASTING SLACKS WITH EXTRA CONTRASTING SLACKS DUOS TRIOS mi ALTilATMNS YOU WAIT HONomii Him FACTORY OUTLET sin both of Titusvillc, N.J., and Thomas Ramsin of Trenton, N.J.; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Barrett of Chambersburg, Pa., Mrs. Lucy WrenskI of TItusvllle, N.J., and Mrs. Josephine Huffman of Lambert- vllle N.J.; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. In the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Heam offlcating. The, body will be sent to Woodbridge, N.J. for additional services and burial in the Cloverlead Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home 214 Airport Road 785-5272 MRS. LETHA TEDFORD DALE Graveside services for Mrs. Letha Tedford Dale of 628 S.E. Ist Ave. Gainesville, who died Sunday In the Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, wl!l be held Thursday at 3 p.m. In the Oakland Cemetery, Panama. City, with the Rev. Lamar Brown offlcating. Asked to serve as pallbearers are Crawford Moseley, Billy Harrison, Wayne Marshall, Dr. D.M. Adams, Dr. Powell Adams, Roy Laird, Earl Boone, Earl Van Horn. The family will be at the home of Miss Velma Sutherland, 798 Wood Ave. Wilson Funeral Home 214 Airport Road 785-5272 Waste Plant Causes Mill Problems International Paper Company, working against the clock to meet the deadline imposed by the state's pollution control board for putting its waste treatment plant into operation, encountered a problem with its wet well Tuesday, mill manager Joel Baker said. The problem involved Instruments that control the pumps, Baker said. "We really don't know yet how seri6us it is." he added. Filling of the big pond at Military Point, across St. Andrew's Bay, is now in progress. The state pollution tward had rejected an International request for extension of the deadline beyond July 1 but it was stated unofficially that the board would take into consideration any unexpected problems met in putting the project into operation. Benevolent Protective Association Circus are currently being carried on in Panama City with some confusion arising, as to how funds will be expended. Although the Gty of Panama City and the City Police Department are not Involved in the project, some i)0 per cent of the local police patrolmen are members of the association. City Manager Frank Mize, when questioned Tuesday night, said he has received several calls from businessmen who apparently believe the monies from the drive will go into the police pension fund as once did- funds from the annual policemen's ball. Mize said the only city connection the PEA has is that it had to buy a city license to solicit. Charles Roberts, a lieutenant on the police force and member of the local PBA, said 25 per cent of the funds collected will remain with the local association as well as 28 per cent of the concessions from the circus. The solicitation firm retains 75 per cent of the funds. He said the funds will be used for sponsoring worthy causes as well as legal aid for policemen and other police benevolent functions. Tex. motel broker, told UPI reporters his soif Billy, age 10, was hit by the shark just as the rescue helicopter arrived on the scene. Mrs. Horne said that Billy was a few feet away from the rest of the group clutching the life ring and that she saw what she thought was a porpoise behind him. The shark then struck Just as BlUy was about to swim to the ring. "Everybody beware of the water," Home said from his hospital bed at Tyndall AFB. "You do not know the sharks are there." The pilot of the Coast Guard plane that located the Home's reported "sharks apparently feeding." He told UPI that sharks were around the wreckage and the people. Several were 12 feet In length, the pilot said. . "We didn't see the sharks until the very last," Horne said. "The shark hit my boy right as soon as the plane spotted us. Why the shark just hit him is something I will,never be able to figure out as loiig as t live." Over The Counter Quotation* from the NASD are rcpreaentatlve Interdealer'l prices at o( approiUmately 3:30 p.m. yetterday. Interdealer marketi change throughout the day. Prlcei do not Include retail mark upt, niark downs or commission. Associated Coca-Cola 7Vi Bamett Banks ot Florida 7H Charter Banks Share* of Florida 32 Devcon International Falcon Products 3% Florida National Banks 13 Hav-a-Tampa 7y, Martfarms Commons IH Marifarms Warrants National Life of norida 3 Pro Golf \% Plizalnns 4H Sunshine Junior Store* IVt Toyota Motors UH Weco Corporation 29-16 Western Beef % Southland Paper Mills ISM 8 m 23 m 1% % 3% 2 *% 16 2V* IV4 16 VAIN EFFORT ~ Tyndall AFB para-medIc Sgt. Patrick Simon is shown Tuesday after valiantly trying td save the life of three-year-old Ed Home Jr. —known as "Tex" — who died along with a 10-year-old brother in a Gulf boating mishap which occurred when a 42-foot cabin cruiser with the seven-member Edward Horne family from Houston, Tex. broke up Monday night in a fierce storm. Five members of the family survived the ordeal. Riverboat Given Cabinet's Olcay City Permits Reflect Rise Paul Jennings has at last received the green light for his nautical museum at Panama City Beach near Hathaway bridge. The state cabinet, which first voted to give Jennings a permit and later reversed its stand, Tuesday voted 4-2 to give Jennings the permit to construct a dock and marina to moor an old Mississippi River paddleboat that he intends to turn into a museum. Secretary of State Richard Stone and Education Commissioner Ralph Turlington voted against it, while Treasurer Tom O'Malley abstained, although calling it an "eyesore" with no cultural value at the present time. "It has no redeeming feature," said O'Malley, who went to Panama City recently to look at the old boat, unpainted and showing its age. Gov. Reubin Askew, Comptroller Fred Dickinson, Attorney General Robert Shevin and Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner supported the permit — after Jennings repor­ ted he has posted a bond to assure that the boat will be moved should the venture falls through. Jennings brought the boat all the way from New Orleans, and it had been adrift in St. Andrews Bay at Panama City after a storm and later was tied down at another location. The project got the approval of the state pollution control department, which said it would keep watch to make sure the boat did not affect the quality of the water. The permit authorizes Jennings to build a dock 125 feet long by four feet wide, a gangway and install four mooring dolphins covering 13,520 square feet of state owned bottoms in the bay to be occupied by the marina facility. Construction in Panama City during the first half of 1974 is up 20 per cent from the same period last year, according to figures from the office of Panama City building inspector Theodore Perkins. A total of 337 building permits were issued from January through June, representing a value of $7,000,180. From January through June. 1973,318 permits were issued, valued at $5,842,229, an increase of $1,157,951. The first two months of this year showed the largest increases over last year. Permits issued showed a total value of $4,636,546, as compared to $1,581,297 for the first two months of 1973. However, the figures for June, 1974 show a slight drop in construction from June, 1973. There were 49 permits issued last month, representing a value of $398,508, as compared to 57 permits at $607,070 during June 1973. THE WORLD is CLOSER THAN YOU THINK LET us SEND YOU THERE You Can Be Sure With Panama City's Most Experienced Travel Agents 763-2877 NERVIG TRAVEL SERVICE 5692Jarrlior^Avj^^^ojJonj«^J^ •MM 1013 W. 15th Street Holiday Crowds Arriving Daiiy The bulk of Panama City Beache's July 4 holiday visitors are expected to check into motels and hotels of this area today. Many who were able to get early leave are already here, joining the many thousands of regular visitors who spend the entire summer, or most of It, on thebeaches. Panama City, Beach police and the Florida'highway patrol reported no extra problems, other than seeing that the bumper-to-bumper traffic moves smoothly. Extra officers are being put on duty over the holiday period,' which ends Sunday at midnight. Not only are all motels, hotels and trailer parks along the beaches filling up, but hostelrles in Panama City itself are experiencing a holiday rush. St. Andrew State Park has been booked to capacity with trailer owners for some time. Many persons will spend the night on the beach sands. Extra life guards will be put on duty along the beaches. Ed's Service stated. Most motels and lounges have booked extra entertainment for the holiday period. Stock car races will be held at Beaches Speedway FHday night and motorcycle races at Beaches Speedway and stock car races at Lynn Haven's Gulf Coast Speedway Saturday nights. A pro wrestling program will be presented at Rainbow Garden Thursday night, and some of the local theatres plan late shows Saturday. Community fireworks displays are slated here and at Lynn Haven Thursday night. 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