Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on September 12, 1973 · Page 12
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Panama City, Florida
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Wednesday, September 12, 1973
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MAKES HISTORY-*-Alphoretta K. Holbrook (second from left) made history by being elected on the Parker city council in Tuesday's election, the first of her sex to gain such an honor. Left is Ralph, her husband, and right are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elson Kendrick. GCCC Adds Program Gulf Coast Community College has announced the addition of a new community service program designed specifically for those wishing to earn a college degree while holding full-time employment. Dubbed the "Cross-Calendar Term;" this program calls for the scheduling of classes on weekdays from 4:30-6:15 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday classes will meet 12 times beginning Sept. 22. Weekday classes will be divided Jackson Gets New Business MARIANNA — Officials of the Jackson County Chamber of • Commerce have announced a manufacturer of hydraulic components is expected to locate at Marianna's Airport-Industrial Park. According to the chamber's report, an already existing 6,500-square foot building at the site will be renovated completely and leased to the new industry for two years, after which a new 10,000-square foot building will be constructed. The company is scheduled to begin production within two months with- eight skilled workers and a secretary-bookkeeper. Within two years, the company is expected to hire 25 skillsed employes from the Jackson County area. Another new business for Marianna was announced by chamber officials — a data processing center, which initially will employ 10 to 15 key punch operators plus supervisory and support personnel. An appropriate office site has not been selected yet, according to the chamber's report, but at least 700 square feet is required for initial quarters as well are parking facilities foi- at least 10 cars. Chamber officials also reported the coming to Cottondale of an industry which will fabricate steel and aluminum con-ugated drainage pipe and roof trusses. The company's new facility initially will consist of 9,150 square feet of locally constructed buildings, plus a railroad "turn-out" and 100 feet of private siding for incoming rail shipments or raw steel and aluminum. Production will start with 13 locaHy-hired employes — mostly skilled welders, riveters and fork lift operators — and is expected to grow to I 'equire 30 employes, according to the chamber's report. The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce itself has moved into the old Chipola Hotel, where it is using appi'oximateiy 900 square feet of renovated office space. into two sessions meeting either Monday-Wednesday beginning Sept. 24, or Tuesday-Thursday beginning Sept. 25. Registration will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 from 4:30-5 p.m. Fees will be $10 per credit hour for both new students and those already enrolled at Gulf Coast on a full-time basis who are using the cross-calendar term to accelerate their college program. The schedule of courses to be offered is as follows: MONDAY - WEDNESDAY BAN 110 Principles of Accounting I BEN 101 Beginning Typewriting BY 101 General Zoology EH 110 Advanced Reading Techniques EH 206 American Literature MU Y 201 Music Appreciation PE102 Beginning Golf 4:30-5:45 PSY 110 Psychology Human Relations SY 203 Marriage-Family Living TUESDAY - THURSDAY AIB 201 Money-Banking Thursdays Only (6:30-9:15) BAN 125 College Business Math BEN 105 Beginning Shorthand BY 100 General Biology — Port St. Joe MS 103 Modern Mathematics PE 101 Beginning Tennis 4:30-5:45 PE 112 Weight Training 4:30-5:45 PLS 201 Intro to Government PSL 173.Basic Chemistry SCH 101 Fundamentals of Speech SATURDAY BAN 213 Tax Accounting EH 110 Advanced Reading Techniques EH 206 American Literature PE 101 Beginning Tennis PE 114 Beginning Badminton PSY 201 General Psychology For further information call 769-1551. Officials Due Two University of West Florida representatives will he on the campus of Gulf Coast Community College Thursday to provide interested students with information on the upper-level campus and to meet with college officials. Meeting with the students will be Miss Diane Culver, admissions counselor for community college relations, and Dr. Stuart Towns, assistant professor, communication arts. They will be located in the Student Center from 8 a.m. to 7:30p,m. The University of West Florida, located in Pensacola, is part of the State University System and offers programs exclusively to juniors, seniors and graduate students. The university's programs are particularly designed to serve graduates ot l<"lorida's extensive community college' system who wish to work toward a baccalauieate degree or master's degree, a university spokesman .said. Stamp Program Offered Locally Postmaster Ray Henry Schmidt announced that a new "stamps by mail" service will be offered in the Panama City area, later this month. According to Schmidt, this new service will permit customers to purchase stamps and stamped envelopes through the mail using a personal check or money order. The postmaster noted that "this service will be of great benefit to all our customers and especially shut-ins, the elderly and working wives. It will enable them to satisfy their postal needs simply, rapidly and inexpensively from their own homes." Leaflets spelling out the details of the service will be distributed to area households and small businesses during the next few week. "This new service has been tested in selected cities nationwide with very positive results" said Schmidt. He added a 40-cent fee will be charged on each order to defray the cost of two way postage, internal processing of checks and other costs associated with this new service. BULLETIN Bay Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Tuesday night voted to issue a purcha-se order today for a linear accelerator to be used in the treatment of cancer patients. CONGRATULATIONS-Earl Gilbert (left) is congratulated by his opponent Wayne A. Brown after Gilbert won re-election as Parker's naayor in Tuesday's balloting. Gilbert Elected; Woman Wins, Too Earl Gilbert won re-election as Parker's mayor and Alphoretta K. Holbrook became the first woman to be named to the city council of that suburb in Tuesday's election,^ one of the closest in the* Parker's turbulent history. Gilbert, an official of International Paper Company, was elected as Parker's chief executive for the fourth consecutive two-year term, getting 360 votes to 444 for Brown. John N. Boisky and Mrs. Deputies Recover Stolen Property Officers of the Bay County Sheriff's Department recovered several items of stolen property Tuesday night as a joint investigation by the Sheriff's Department, the FBI and the Panama City Police Department continued. Details of the investigation were scanty Tuesday night as the FBI's portion of the investigation reportedly reached into Ohio. The Sheriff's Department investigators went to a motel on Panama City Beach, where they recovered several items of furniture, a rug, and several throw pillows. A detailed news release was scheduled for release late today from the investigators. PORK CHOP REVIEW- Mr. Heavy aijd his Pork Chop Review is one of the many unusual animal acts with the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus coming to Panama City on Thursday on the 15th Street showgrounds, east of Panama Plaza. The circus is sponsored by the Panama City Shrine Club. Performances will be at 4 and 8 p.m. Holbrook won seats on the council, Boisky polling401 votes and Mrs. Holbrook .393 to .391 for incumbent council Jessie L. Merchant and 380 for James H. Moore The voting was so close that a count of the 28 ab.sentee ballots after the voting machine count was needed to decide the issue. Merchant got 17 of the absentee votes to 11 for-Mrs. Holbrook, climbing to v/ithin two votes of a tie. Mrs. Holbrook, 42, is a teacher in Everitt junior high and also a student at the University of West Florida Center here. . There are 1,096 qualified voters in Parker and 779 went to the polls, a much higher voting average than usual. Holdover councilmen are Frank Piccolo and Lee Miller. The newly elected officials will be sworn in at next Tuesday night's council meeting. Charter Boat Misty Burns A fire of undetermined origin raked the 32-foot charter fishing boat Misty shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday in Grand Lagoon. Two crew members of the five-year-old boat, owned by Ted Tate, jumped overboard and were picked up by Captain Buster Niquet's Nick Nack and brought ashore. Captain Max Anderson of Anderson Marina noticed the blaze and went to the rescue in his sightseeing boat C. S. Anderson II. Anderson, with the help of the Coast Guard and Jimmy Robbins in an outboard, extinguished the fire. Most of the superstructure of the Misty was burned but the boat, still afoat, was towed to the Grand Lagoon Marina. No estimate of the damage was available. Auto Accident Injures Woman MEXICO BEACH - A one-vehicle accident east of Tyndall Air Force Base .(TAFB) sent Miss Debbie Gail Sartin to the TAFB Hospital Tuesday morning, according to police reports. Kennedy Ryan, Mexico Beach policeman, and Tom Burlington of the Gulf County Sheriff's Department investigated the accident. Their reports show Sartin's 1966 sedan plunged off U.S. Highway 98 into a thicket of trees when a tire blew out on the hot pavement. No damage estimate of the vehicle was reported, but it is believed Miss Sartin suffered from a head injury. She is the daughter of M. Sgt, and Mi's. Joseph L. Sartin of TAFB. Scouting-What's It AH About? Ij Y S A L I. Y SCIIMACHTENIUOIM; Staff Writer Although .scouting has been an integral -part of the American scene for many years, the concept and goals of scouting remain vague foi' many people. Scouting asually is associated with adorable young girls selling cookies door to door, and eager young boys mastering the art of fire building. Although these are ail important aspects of tu.'outing, it is what happens to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts (luring the activity that Is vitally important, according lo a .scout repi'e.senlativo, Scouting is not simply a Ijrogrnm, It i» a way of life. The iiln) of this value-rooted, people-centered movement is bettei- people not i)etter knot-tiers, not better fire buildei's, not better artists, hut better people. The Scout's "raison d'etre" is not fire building, l )Ut character format ion. Their goals are ai.'compllshed through informal educational progi-ams centei'ecl around the interests and abilities of Individual boys and girls. Through the program of the Hoy Scouts and Girl .Scouts, the childi'on are transported along the journey towards becoming self-actualized, mature individuals, Scouts learn lo n)ake (k'cisions and lo abide by the decisions of others through their Tro()|) *Managemenl Program. Because of the citi/enshii) and international aspects of .scouting, young people beconie acquainted and go! involved with people around tluMU and throughout the world. Respect for the pr(.'.s (M -vation . of human life Is learned through the Health and Safety Program. Through the medium of the Service Action Program, Hoy and Girl Scouts have the opi)ortunily to reach onl lo others and Invest tlienuselves in Ihe enlei'|) of mankind. Regardless of the age level or degree of difficulty of the a(.'tivity, .scouting programs aic devices for tlu? "Process of" Becoming." According lo Stan HIeiiIck, Hoy Seoul executive for Lake Sands, over 2,000 iioys in Bay and Gulf counties benefit from .scouting programs. Se|)tember through DeccMiiber are the months foi' the Hoys Scouts' Annual F;ill Roundup, and Thur.sday is School Night for Cub Scouting. Recruiting will lake place at all Bay County elementary schools by current Hoy Scouts and their leadei's. Blue Springs in noi'thern Hay County will be the site of Ihe Boy Scouts' Anmial Fidl Caniporee on Oct. 26, 27, and 28. Over 300 hoys are expected to participate in the coinpetllions between the ti-oops in .such .skills isfi first aid and fire building. The Cilii Scouts of Apalachee Bciul currently are involved in their Annual Fall' Roundu)) lasting through Ihe month of September. Lynette Heverge, Girl Scout executive for Bay County, says School Night for Gii'l .Scouts will h(> held this month and advises all who ai'e interested to contact local Girl Scout leaders for schedules. The Camping Experience for Gii'l Scouts in this area will be hold at the West FI o r i d a Baptist A.s.sociation (ifounds on Nov. 2, 3, and 4, One of the main objectives of Scouts is "to leave a place better than they find it. Scout leaders maintain that through active conuiiunity support of Boy and Girl Scouts, the Scouting Pi'ogi'am will continue lo be a positive facloi' in our community development. NKWS-IIKIIAM), I'aniinia City, I 'Ui., Wcihicsdny. Sepleniber Vi, 1973 Page IB SOS, Progress Groups Have Day UyllM.IOIINSON Staff Writer Members of the Save (Jur Shores (SOS) and the Bay County P r' 0 g r e s s a n d Development as.sociations had their rlay at the Bay County Commi.ssion meeting Tuesday, Becausf! of the crowd of more than 100 persons, the commission meeting was moved to the court house from the annex. Don Crisp, speaking for the Progress and Development group, .said his organization felt the emergency ordinance on beach con.struction past two weeks ni'o was unfair. "When only one side of a story is heard things move too fast," .said Crisp. The emergency ordinance number 73-2 reads in .summary: "An ordinance forbidding the beginning of new construction or disturbing of sand dunes at the Gulf beaches from the land side of the primary dune line seaward until the plans have been submitted to and approved by the Florida Department of Natural Re.sources; providing that enforcement of said ordinance will be vested in the Department of Legal Affairs of the State of Florida; and providing an effective date." Crisp also said local broadcasters and newspapers had made some "mis-statements" about the ordinance. He said some newspapers had implied that the ordinance had halted all construction and that those still constructing were in violation. "The SOS through a callous disregard for the truth had used pressure on the county commission to pass the ordinance," Crisp charged. Crisp said State Rep. Earl Hutto had said some developers disregarded everything in order to make money. Crisp added that those construction projects in question had proper permits fr6m the Department of Natural Resources. Jimmy Culpepper, developer of the Pepper Tree development, said h^ had not violated any laws at his construction site. "While work has gone on we have followed all permit instructions," said Culpepper. Culpepper had Rick Fisherman read an affidavit which stated how Culpepper Emergency Landing A Dadeville, Ala., man made an emergency landing at Tyndall Air Force Base Monday night, according to Tyndall officials. Billy G. Brown was reportedly flying a Cessna-310 light aircraft when he lost radio contact with the Panama City Airport during a heavy thunderstorm. According to reports, Brown escaped without injury. The plane was reported only slightly damaged. Beach Commission Schedules Meet Panama City Beach City Commission will meet today at 2 p.m. to discu-ss extending water and sewage lines into Thomas Drive area. Also to be discussed will be the present set back lines for beach construction. GCCC Schedules Short Courses Short-courses soon to begin at Gulf Coast Community College range from slinmastics to landscaping and decoupage to bjinjo lessons, according to a recent announcement by Dean of Continuing Education Bob McSi)adden. Slinmastics for women will meet Monday -in tlie Billy Ilarri.son Health Building at 6 p.m. The fee will be $13. A course in beginning teimis will hold its first meeting at 6:30 ]).ni. the same evening on the GCCC teimis courts. A ,$10 fee will cover enrollment in this class. H 0 r t i c u 1 t«u r e a n d Landscaping will begin Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., again for a $10 fee. This will meet in the Math-Science Building, I 'oom 111. Lessons on decoupage and banjo-playing are slated lo begin at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 20. Decoupage sludenis will be chai'ged $15 for this class, wliich will meet in FA 121. The banjo lessons will be held in FA 112 for a fee of $12. Further details concerning iuiy of these courses may be obtained by calling the Office of Continuing Education at Gulf Coast, 769-1551. had violated no laws, provided jobs for' local peofjic, and bought most of his supplies locally. Culpepper said his project had been [jhotograijhed and shown on television showing .sand being removed. "No'ver once did anyone interview me asking what we were doing," said Culpepper. Culpepper said the sand had been movfid across Ihe road from the con.struction site for storage and would ()e moved back at a later date. Al Cape, building inspector for' the City of Panama City Beach, explained the city harl had a setback line since 1970. "On the Culpepper project, it is well beyond the 50-foot setback line," said Capo. Joe Rogers, a longtime beach resident, said, "We need construction and preservation of the beach But we don't need opposition, we need help." Attorney, Charles Hilton, said that many things Hutto had said were misleading. Hilton then called for a conservation district be set up at the beach. "We need to come together and reason, we need a unified Bay County," .said Hilton. Hilton .said both sides should be heard to determine the best action for Bay County. County Commission Chairman Isaac Byrd said that at the time of passage of the emergency ordinance he felt it was fair. "We saw that it did do one thing, said Byrd, it brought attention to everyone that there was a problem." Byrd added that he was interested in the beach because 30 per cent of his business came from the beach. In private business,Byrd distributes soft drinks. John Johnson of the SOS association said his group had not wanted to stop construction. "We just wanted a halt until the state setback line was established," said Johnson. Commissioner Bill Peeke told tthe assembled groups that pulling against each other would not solve the problem. Peek said he felt construction started when a man bought a piece of property. But a man could not build anything on his property that would damage his neighbor's pro[)erty, Peeke concluded. Byrd asked all groups to come back next week and "bring some constructive suggestions." The commi.ssion also voted to ask attorney Bob Staats to re-draft the proposed sand dune ordinance which will be considered next week. Les Burke, county attorney, has disqualified himself from representing the commission on the sand dune or'dinance. Burke had said he felt some people would feel he had a conflict of interest, therefore, the commission had selected Staats to draft the new ordinance. Staats told the commissioners he wasn't sur-e the commission could compel the State Department of Legal Affairs to enforce the ordinance. Staats was asked by the commissioners to keep researching the legality of the proposed ordinance. Next week, the commission will conduct a hearirig on a new sand dune proposed to replace the emergency ordinance passed two weeks ago. In other action Tuesday, the commission chose Bayne Collins as its first choice for architect of the new judicial building. The commission will negotiate with Collins for a suitable price. If none is reached, the commission will then negotiate with the second choice, officials said. If that produces no results, the commission will then negotiate with its third choice. School Board Meet Slated The Bay County School Board will meet at 6 p.m. today to tackle a 15-item agenda. Among the items scheduled for discussion are a food service agreement, the Bay County Athletic Handbook, the Bay County District Comprehensive Plan and the board's policy on purchasing. Flynn Receives Legion Of Merit Capt. Richard E. Flynn, of 2805 V/est 21st Coui't, received the Legion Of Merit during ceremonies held recently at the Mine Force Headquarters in Charleston, S.C. He wascited for "....exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service while serving as Commander of Task Group 7814 during Operation End Sweep from Januai-y 28 to July 25,1973." The citation went on to read, in part, "Operating under unique and complex circumstances in a field wher-e there was little pi'evious knowledge, Capt. Flynn exhibited the imagination to conceive new equipments and methods and the industr'y to initiate and pui-sue each cncept t h r' 0 u g h develop m e n t, procurement and deliver-y." "Capt. Flynn was a key member of the U.. S. Mine Countermeasur'es Negotiation which entered the Democr'atic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) on Feb. 5,1973." "As head of the Inland Waterway Sub-committee, he successfully completed negotiations for the training of DRV personnel, provision of mine countermeasures equipment and planning for the mine clearance of inland waterways. He then set up and supervised - the first training school for the North Vietnamese." Capt Flynn was further cited for his "initiative, industry and dedicated devotion to duty." Admiral B. A. Clarey, Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet signed the citation accompanying the medal presented to Capt. Flynn for the Pr-esident. Capt. Flynn is currently assigned to the Mine Warfare Foi-ce in Charleston, S.C. as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations but refers to Panama City as his home. ,t-^ LEGION OF MERIT-Capt. Richard E. Flynn, of 2805 West 2,1st. Cotii'l, rec (MV (?s the Legion of Merit from Real' Ddni. Bfiati McCaiiley at cer'ernonies held at tlie Mine Force lleadtiuiirlers al Chatioston, S.C. I

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