Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on July 23, 1967 · Page 13
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 13

Panama City, Florida
Issue Date:
Sunday, July 23, 1967
Page 13
Start Free Trial

FAJfAMA CITY TfEWS-HEItALP, Panama City, Florida, Sunday, July 23, 1967 1951 GRADUATES Fage 13 LEADING CLASS "THEN" . . . Class Officers in 1951 are Gwen Anderson, treasurer; Billy Hamm, president (now deceased); Kathryn Harris, secretary; and Marion Joyner, vice-president. Insert is 1951 student body president, Bobby Pitts. Myers-Hutto Marriage Exchange Pledges Miss Nancy Ann Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey A. ?Iyers of Oviedo, became the bride of Earl Devvitt Hutto of Panama City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lemmie D. Hutto, Ozark, Ala., Saturday, July 8. The Rev. Flournoy Jernlgan officiated at the 4:00 p.m.. cere- piony, held in the First Baptist Church, Oviedo. Mrs. Robert Williams of Panama City, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Miriam Wheeler and Miss Anne, Martin, both of Oviedo. Missj WAY OF THE SNOB Girl Marries Court Justice, Social Register Drops Both Cindy Goodman of Albany, Ga., served as flower girl. Rex Hutto of Ozark, brother of the bridegroom, and Homer Singletary of Pensacola, were ushers. The bride wore a formal gown of Chantilly lace over bridal taf- leta. It was designed with a basque waist and featured a bouffant, tiered skirt terminating in a Chapel length train. Her three tiered, silk illusion veil was held" by matched lace etals stemmed with iridescent heads. She carried a white Bible Covered with phalaenopsis or- chidspd tuberoses. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the fellowship hall of the Church. After a wedding trip to the WASHINGTON (AP) -- The girl married the Supreme Court justice. In short order, he was dropped from the Social Register, a congressman demanded an investigation, fellow justices heaved private moans, and wags had a field day. That was one year ago. On July 15, blue-eyed, blonde Cathleen Curran Heffernan, 24, and Supreme Court Justice William Orville Douglas, 6S, cele- i brate their first wedding anniversary. It has been a year of trips, I speeches, pressure, social ostra- j cism, unexpected kinndness, exhaustion and a new heartbreak and happiness--a year quite like most first years of marriage, yet totally different. She was a bouncy tomboy working her way through collage, the darling of three brothers, a typical Oregon youngster. Then she met Douglas. Douglas is a loner, a nonconformist; he was one of the youngest men ever appointed to the Supreme Court. He is "' years older than Cathy three times divorced. , Bill Douglas is used to the i public spotlight, and in fact, enjoys it. To his bride--from th3 evening newsmen crashed the bridal reception--it's been all new, both pleasure and anguish. The young Mrs. Douglas has had experiences to make any wife wince--narrowly missing one of her husband's former wives at a party, being stared at in the family pew at the Supreme Court, a much publicized reported harassing by actress Joan Crawford at a White House dinner, anonymous phone calls and ugly letters. After a year, Cathy Douglas is the most recognized young woman around town, next to the President's daughters. 44 and hands limply and seems shy at first meeting. Privately, she sparkles. She has a ready wit--curtailed some now that she's seen herself in print--a quick smile, and a natural affection for children and other persons. Cathy is 5 feet 2, weighs about 120 pounds, and has the relaxed, easy gait of an outdoors woman. She has given up smoking--her wedding gift from her husband was an ashtray--enrolled in a correspondence course at the University of Michigan, and taken a stab at learning French. She and her husband have entertained friends at the kind of party they both enjoy most. an infrmal backyard barbeque. One such gathering was held for Cathy's 24th birthday, April 30. Guests included three Supreme Court justices, an ambassador and their wives. Cathy says she scolds her husband occasionally. She tells friends she has a temper. The age difference doesn't bother her, she says, but the justice's former marriages sometimes do. She figures that's normal. Can this winter-spring union last? Before the Douglases left for their summer home in Goose Prairie, Wash., Cathy went by her husband's office, and those who saw her said she was "very, very, very happy. And in love." To paraphrase a Washington society matron, "Solomon had 14,000 wives, and he was the wisest judge we ever had." Walks Sport Easy Colors By PATRICIA McCOKMACK en think she's biave. "She has something," says a law clerk at the Supreme Court. "She's someone you want to protect, to make happy. I've pretty. Worn- NEW YORK (UPI)-F^ cUy -New York-is toying with the mountains of North Carlina, the! talked to her several times, and newlyweds are living in Pana- I'm still entranced. I don't quite ma City, where the groom is employed by WJHG-TV and Mrs. Hutto will teach in the Cove Elementary School. know why.' When she's in a large crowd, Cathy stays close to her husband. He keeps his left arm around her shoulder. She shakes ··* \ Mrs. Earl Hutto Miss Nancy Myers idea ' of rolling out new sidewalks featuring stimulating and tension-relieving colors. Consider: Broadway sidewalks in a confetti motif; Wall Street bordered with gold and yelJow walks; green (for grass) sidewalks in treeless apartment districts. Howard Ketcham, color-psychologist and designer in charge of offering the city such ideas, said in an interview that the c.-ijorful suggestions could help to brighten drab parts of any c.ty or town. If what he says works, we have now one new way to keep America beautiful. Just follow t! r cement-mixing trucks arornd and splash a dash of something colorful m the mixer. What he says probably can be courted on. Ketcham, president of his own color-design firm , offices in New York, ?u:ich and Munich, has been using color to influence behavior for more than three decades. v.'iien a bus company asked him how new design and color could influence riders to step to the rear of the vehicles, he recommended making the rear i sect;on like a plane's cocktail \ lounse--open and brightly co-1 ioitd. His suggestion proved workable. ' To get people to move 1o the' rear of an elevator, h e , proscribes painting the back j ·vvaJl a contrasting and inviting j coicr. I Around schools he thinks it is, a good idea to put goldoi rod j yellow pigment in concrete for new sidewalks. 'That's the best cerebral stimulant in color," he said. Ketcham favors confetti patterned sidewalks for Broadway for two reasons--to brighten end to help convey the mood of merriment. Fe'd put the, gold and yellow- in *he Wall Street district to remind financiers even on gloomy days of sunshine--and gold. In busy downtown areas, Kelrham says blue and blue- jrecn sidewalks would help to , n 'ax pedestrians. i | He nixed red sidewalks--even i ! in sections of town whore people ' po when they feel like painting t i i p town reel. "Rod," ho said, "is too siimulatina- and hot." , Bay High. Class Stages Reunion By JOYCE BETCHEK ROBERTS Bay High Class of '51 Come and take a walk with me, Let's reminisce awhile About the days that used to be, I'm sure they'll bring a smile -The Bay High class of 1951 met for their 16th year class reunion last weekend in the Hurricane Room of the 4 Winds Restaurant. Theme for the event, according to Reunion Chairman Bobby Pitts was ''1951, Then and Now, 1967". The theme was carried out in the yearbook and in the -decorations. Bay High colors of red and white were__ used exclusively. The stairway to the Hurricane Room featured ban- nisters entwined with ivy. Large letters proclaimed, Welcome Classmates." The landing windows were banked with greenery and centered with a large arrangement of cut flowers. Class members were greeted on arrival and presented yearbooks and name cards with graduate silhouettes by Elgin Taylor Kirkland and Julia Vickars Hagler. The yearbooks contained 218 listings with a resume on all those answering the reunion questionnaire. The upstairs foyer contained a giant collage composed of high school souvenirs, including prom programs, ball invitations, football programs, 1951 editions of the Tornado Whirl and school pictures. Centering the display was a framed picture of the gradauting class in their caps and gowns. The large banquet room followed the general theme and was further enhanced by a white fountain in the center of the room. Red and white carnations floated in the water of the fountain. Silhouettes depicting various occupations of the class were placed on columns of the Hurricane Room. The head table, where all special guests and committee chairmen were seated, was decorated with the theme spelled out in white letters on the red drop cloth. It was centered with a floral arrangement i n red and white, presented to the class, in memory of the deceased class president Billy Hamm, by his family. Red and white tapers, entwined with ivy, com' pleted the setting. A buffet dinner, from' a banquet table centered with an ice sculpture of a diploma and cap, was served to more than 120 graduates and guests. Two of the class officers came from out-of-town for the e---ent: Gwen Anderson Leo, class treasurer, from Mobile, Ala. ;s and, Kathryn Harris Rigney, secretary, only recently arrived from Germany. Many of those chosen for the 1951 senior poll were present. They included: the "Most Beautiful," Gwen Leo; "Most athletic," Dalton Holmes; the cutest girl, Sarah Dean Buffington, and her husband Bobby from Decatur, Ala.; Cutest couple from the poll, Bobby Pitts, and his bride of 15 years ago, Vera Stockman. Bobby served as our master of ceremonies with Vera seated beside him; Best dancers from the poll were Betty Chancey and Tommy Doss, also Mr. and Mrs. for the last 16 years. They danced again, 'closing the gap between the years of then and now. Many classmates traveled for hundreds of miles to be present. Fred Polhemus and his wife, Jo Ann, from Dayton, O.; Virginia Johnstone Fish and her husband, Richard, from Oklahoma City, Okla.; Chief Master Sergeant and Mrs. John Hawkins from McGuire AFB, N.J.; Mary Ellen Sellars Clemens, From New York; Clifford Ingram from Jacksonville; Betty Carol Smith Gilbert and Hiram from Montgomery, Ala.; Dr. and Mrs. Carver Byrd from Atlanta, Ga.; Gwendolyn Davis Self, recently returned with her family to Panama City from Ft. Lee, Va., while her Air Force husband serves a year's remote tour; Marian Foreman Moore and Brooks, from Huntsville, Ala.; Charles and Margie Goodman, J. P. and Lucille McCroan. Wilton and Ethel Duncan, Billy and Dorothy Campbell all from Tallahassee. Mary Lou Hall Maggard and Charlie from Richmond, Va.; Laura Peel and husband James Kimbrough, also Frances Powell Martin and Roland, Jimmy Lou Kirkland Cayton and Jimmy, all from Eau Gallie; Joyce Thomas and husband Tiller Phillips from Stuart; Carolyn Williams Atkins and Jimmy from Mobile, Ala.; Judy Scharik Crutchfield and Jimmy from Titusville: Billy Mills and Eloise, Ranzal Cox from Atlanta, Ga.; and, Gladys Perrit Brown and Bill, Hulon and Arm Mitchell from Port St. Joe. "The excitement came as we recognized that our classmates had become beautiful women and successful men. Our girls, without exception, appear to be far lovelier in maturity, and in most instances motherhood, than ever before," one class member said. ''Our young men," she continued, ''have become, skilled technicians, medical people, business executives miitary career personnel, government employes and, we might add that we boast a doctor, lawyer and Indian Chief among our ranks. The majority of our girls are included in that most important of all group, homemakers. Others, in addition, are in medicine, secretarial, teaching, or banking posts." The class revealed that they, like most Americans, dislike paperwork, as many did not reply to the questionnaires. Entries were forthcoming from many who could not attend. They included: Bruce Greene in Vietnam: Mary Lou Fet'tinger Hess in Wahiawa, Hawaii: Margaret Eddins Northcutt in Joplin, Mo.: and Jean Chapman Holtz in Tacoma, Wash. "One of the most moving letters" says the publicity chairman, vas from Sylvia Aldrich Snippy of Gratiot, Wis. She has been confined to a wheelchair following paralytic polio, yet she retains her dynamic personality." Many classmates have traveled all over the U.S., and others of us have remained most, or all of the 16 years since graduation, in Panama City. Many will have children in Bay High this fall The class numbered more than 333 children among them. Special guests were two of the senior class' sponsors. Miss Sarah Jay and Miss Marjoric Fay. John Moseley was guest speaker. Marion Joyner was reunion co-chairman. Other committee chairmen were reservations Vera S. Pitts, finance and booklet. Barbara Cotton Kochevar and Cornelia McCall Downs; program and arrangements, Elgin T. Kirkland; and, decorations Betty Speegle Smith. The event was the preliminary to a 20th reunion scheduled for 1971. After all is said and done, bout the today and yesterday, it's true, Our Senior year, was lots of fun, But, I wouldn't swap "Then" for "Now", Would You? -- Excerpts from an original poem w ritten especially for the classbook by Jerry Caron Maddox, Bay High '52. cmem LEADING OWN "NOW" . . . Class officers in 1951, today lead their own lives in their otwt professions and businesses. Recreating a 1951 pose are Gwen Anderson Leo, treasurer; Bobby Pitts, student body president and revnion chairman; Kathryn Harris Rigney, secretary; and Marion Joyner, vice-president and reunion co-chairman. FASHIONABLE TODAY Teeth Braces, Glasses Status Symbo By VIVAJf BKOWST AP New sf eatures Writer It is fashionable today to .vear teeth braces and eyeglasses, and in some areas it is a status symbol to be able to sxhibit a mouth appliances. There was a time though, ivhen young people would rather risk going through life with bulging mouths and getting hit with an automobile than wear braces or eyeglasses. Now appointments with orthodontists are listed on the calendar along with dancing school. Judo or painting classes, dental appointment get top priortiy young people can't wait to see their new profiles "But I w a s n 't concerned about looks," one 15-year-old ghi admits, "my biggest problem was that I couldn't eat as well as other kids. People would take my plate away before I had finished and I was embarrassed to tell them I had to chew my food slowly." The problem frustrated her. She hated to go to parties, join young people on picnics or even to be at gatherings of the family clan. "The family was even more inconsiderate. They w e r e always commenting on how long it took me to eat, even when we had company." Another girl looks back on her grade school days as a night mare - kids called her Bugs Bunny or Buck Tooth. "I stopped going to parties because when they played Postoffice nobody would pick me." One girl decided to have or- j thodontics done when she over-' heard a boy tell her brother that he would bet she would look just like her mother's teeth she grew up. Her mother's teeth protruded quite a bit. Irregular teeth can be inherited or acquired, says the American Dental Association. Such 'actors as the size of jaw and size of teeth are handed down from parents to their offspring, but, harmful habits or early loss of teeth t h r o u g h decay are tages of having letli straight- mainly a result of individual be- ; ened, there are healthful ones. havior, the assoication points out. It is too late to dwell on the fact that you shouldn't have sucked your thumb; but it isn't to late to find out what can be done about teeth that protrude. When you see young people wearing teeth braces you are likely to think of the discomfort. After the first few days, you forget about it. And. best of all, your friends forget about it. One girl 17 and a model, says that the proof of the fact that people forget about braces is that her best friend had failed to notice that hers were removed. She commented about it only after it was called to her attention. Besides the beautiful advan- Malocclusion (the dental work for abnormal t o o t h arrangement) can lead to tooth decay and gum diseases because of the crowding of teeth and the difficulties of cleaning them. Dental deformity can lead to deformities of jaws and face, that's why so many young people are wearing braces. The Dental Association estimates that approximately 50 per cent of children of any given age group need some form of orthodontic supervision. If it is any comfort to those who fear the dental chair, a New York orthodontist, former president of the American Board of Orthodontics said recently that "the avoidance of pain is a primary consideration in modern dental practice. Plants Can Pose Problem During Family Vacation Vacation time for house plants can be a problem. If your neighbor is available to plant- sit, simply leave watering instructions. But, without "sitter service" there are techniques to avoid returning to a houseful of bedraggled or dying plants. Clay-potted plants can be set in larger pots or trays that have been filled with thoroughly moistened peat or sphagnum moss. Because of the porosity of the clay, needed moisture will be absorbed t h r o u g h container walls from the wet moss to prevent soil from drying out. Trays or containers can be fashinoned from heavy-duty aluminum foil, old wash tubs, or even larger wicker or straw baskets, if they are first lined with foil or plastic transparent wrap. Small house plants can be completely contained in plastic bags. First, give plants a thor- ough watering, and then seal them into the plastic. Tie the bag at the top with a rubber band or a bit of masking tape. They'll last for a least a week or.two if they are enclosed completely, since moisture will not pass through the palstic but air will, but however, find a shaded spot for them before you go since direct sun might scald them. Francis Johnson Slates Wedding Miss F r a n c i s Bearaldine Johnson, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Jesse E. Johnson, will wed John Otis Syfrett, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Syrrett of Chipley in the Springfield Baptist Church, Aug. 4, 5:30 p.m. All friends and relatives of the famil yare invited to attend. Miss Glenda Kaye Cotton Weds Frank A. Oliverio Miss Glenda Kaye Cotton, Marie Houteff of West Allis, daughter of T-Sgt. and Mrs. wis.; Carol Jaszczak of Lancas- Leon E. Cotton of Panama City, ter, N.Y.: Eileen Murphy of W. became the bride of Frank An- Orange, N.J.: and Marianne thony Oliverio, June 2, 7:30 Tennessin of Wisconsin, p.m., in the Trinity Baptist Church, Baumholder, Gcrmnny. For her wedding trip to Spain, The groom is the son of Mrs. the bride chose a pink dress Rose Mane Oliverio, and the late Joe Anthony Oliverio of West Va. Miss Karen Stav of Oxnard, Calif, soloist, was accompanied by Mrs. Betty Nelson of Baumholder. organist. Rev. Wilbub Stambaugh officiated. The church was decorated with bouquets of white carnations and white mums. Two candelabras stood behind the kneel- i ing pew. White ribbons on the pews completed the setting. The bride, given in marriage by Gerald Garman of Brockton, ' Mass., wore a white gown of i peau de soie. The floor-length ! sheath \\as adorned with Chan- I tilly lace on the front. Her train of v.hite peau de soie accented her white Mantilla veil. She earned white orchids, w i t h baby orchid streamers, on an oli\e \\ood Bible from Jerusalem. Miss Maiy Ellen Brown of Graham, X.C., served as maid ' of honor. She was attired in , a baby pink, Swiss, floor-length i gown with matching pink flowers in her hair. She carried a nosegay of pink roses. j Miss Maureen Gorman, flower girl, wore a pink dress and carried a basket of rose petals. Mark Bloom served as ring bearer. Douglas Hartzell was best man. with a matching pink and white twccd coat. The orchid, taten from her bridal bouquet, completed her outfit. The bride's parents were unable to attend the wedding as they are presently stationed in Puerto Rico. Ushers for the wedding were Jerry Bloom and Sig Mierziva. The bride's third grade class of 38 s t u d e n t s were special guests at the wedding. Following the wedding, a reception was held in the Rose Room of the Baumholder Offic t r ' s Club. Spr\ing wore Share.i Frick of Minneapolis, Minn.: Mrs. Frank Oliverio Miss Glenda Kay Cotton

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 18,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free