Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on September 16, 1973 · Page 6
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 6

Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, September 16, 1973
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Vniit' (i.V NKW-S-IIKKAIJ), I'aniiiiiii (11 v. I •hi., Suiidav Scph'mhcr 1(1,1!»7;{ Shields Wants 'Teeth' In Anti-Oil Spill Law Tlic st;it(' (if Florida's lunv anti-oil s[)iil law is a hold, hard-lino act. hut needs to l)e made even tou{,'her, a state official told a H'Ul'ci'infj; "f water resources and waterways officials Friday. Marnion Shields of Panama City , director of marine resources of the Florida Depart ment of Natural • Ftesonrces, said in Tam|)a at the joint meetin.y of the National Waterwav's Conference Inc., and the Florida Ports and Water Resources Association that the law tieeds to he a m e n d e d to y i v e li i s department arrest powers. "It mav he a tou''h law hut LibertyGets $153,970 BRISTOL - Forest Supervisor Frank Finison announced Friday Liherty Countv has been mailed a check of .$lh;j,!)70 for its share of recci]Ms on the National Forest in the state during the past fiscal year. Nine Florida counties will receive a total of S7'25,161, including $r2,6'16 for Franklin County, $96,529 for Wakulla County and ,$,59,986 for Leon County, said Finison. National forest receipts within the state totaled S562,731 last year. The amount going to each county i.s' hased on the number of acres of national forest land within the county. Federal law calls for 25 per cent of the receipts to go back to the counties for use on schools and roads. Timber har\x'sting by pri\-ate operators accounts for the largest single amount in the receipts, and during the past year timber ojierations in Florida brought in S2,;iS5,i;^7. Other national forest resoiu'ces are water, reci'cation, wildlife, and forage. Finison said that the Forest Service system of land management makes certain there always will be a supply of timber for the nation. It also provides for protection of wildlife, recreation and aesthetic \'alues of the forests, he added. The money recei\'ed by counties in Florida is part of more than S7 million being returned to counties in the 13-state southern region of the U. S. Forest Service. it's not strong-enough in some respects," h(>.said. Shields .said the law makes it a felony not to report an oil spill and requii"es proof of financial responsibility for the vessels with the shippers failed with unlimited financial liability. But h(> said the law provides no arrest powers for his department, which enforces the law, giving it only civil powers which he said take toolong. He also said the industry now pays only one-third of the cost of administering the law and should pay the full .share. Shields said the major oil companies and the Florida Petroleum Council are cooperating in trying to make the law work and said theyalready have pooled oil spill containment equipment at five Florida locations — Key West, Port Everglades, Tampa, Jacksonville and Panama City. "The major oil companies are doing everything they can to improve their image," he said. Shields said that as of Thursday, 1,087 vessels had met the strict financial responsibility requirements set by the state, as have 500 terminal facilities. School Textbook ShortageResolved Bay County School Suoerintendent Curtis E. Jackson aniiouncefl Satiu'day that the critical shortage of te.xtbooks for Mosley High School students has been resolved Almost .300 more Mosley students than projected enrolled in the .school, said Jack.son, who mentioned all purchasing of sii|)plies and eqiiipm-nt for the .school was (lone on a prediction of 1,269 students. When school began, 1,522 students were enrolled, thus creating a shortage of supplies and some overcrowded cla.ssrooms, .lackson said. Cutter Is Home, Leaves Hurricane, Fire Behind The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable, commanded by Cmdr. R.D. Thompson, returned this past week from a 12-day patrol. The Dependable departed Panama City Labor Day morning and steamed toward the middle Gulf. She maneuvered to a position approximately 200 miles behind' hurricane Delia and followed it to the Northwest, standing by for possible distress and search and rescue work that Delia might leave in its wake. All vessels the Dependable passed reported no troubles, however, and Dependable was relieved by another ship of her class on Sept. 5. Once released from the hurricane watch. Dependable ran up the Mississippi River to New Orleans, La., where she was to conduct two days of recruiting cruises. During the two days, Dependable made four half-day cruises along the New Orleans waterfront -between the greater New Orleans bridee and the Coast Guard Base, transiting the Industrial Canal locks enroute. Guests and \'isitors included local law enforcement officials. Navy League members, business men, scouting groups, prospective Coast Guard Academy cadets, school counsels, and others interested the Coast Gurard's roles. By George 1 f By GEORGE PROTHRO Managing Editor We hear that some members of the Bay County delegation which recently traveled to Canada to promote Florida's warm and sunny winters are still suffering from the record-breaking heat wave which greeted them in Toronto. While the Bay County envoys sizzled in the 97-degree scorcher, the Canadians explained to them: "This is very unusual." Those words hit home vyith at least one of our representatives who remarked upon returning to Panama City: "Yeah, that's the same thing we tell them when we get a cold spell at the beach." like you win golf — the m-j" with the lowest score on top. At least, that's LUC way it might have appeared in last Wednesday's News-Herald. We reported incumbent Mayor Earl Gilbert winnin,.; re-election by getting 360 votes to 444 for his opponent. Well, Gilbert did win re-election, but the figures were lranspo.sed. Thought we'd clear that one up for the error department. Some Bay County schools apparently are still having proolems with motorists who have not yet realized school is back in session. Officials have asked motorists to please slow down and use caution when passing through school zones. And, parents, it also wouldn't huit to gi'.'e the youngsters another briefing on .safety. In Parker, you win elections Don Oakley with Newspaper Enterprise A.ssociation tells us the current Mo.scow telephone directory— the first to be published, incidentally, since 1958 — is priced at 12 rubles ($16). The directories arc being sold on a first-come, first-.served basis and there are only 50,000 of them to go around to the city.s The new directories give instructions for direct long-distance dialing, which is just being introduced in the Soviet Union. But it rcciuires dialing a finger-taxing, 18-digit number, compared to 11 digits for most places in the b'nited States. Hmnmnn, maybe Ma Bell's not .so bad. Accompanying the Dependable was a 31-foot patrol boat. This smaller vessel is utilized by Coast Guard Reservests in-.'olved in Captain of the Port duties which include port security and law enforcement. These boats patrol busy harbors and waterways inspecting both ships and pierside facilities for pollution and unsafe loading and stowing practices. These vessels also have two and one-half-inch fire fighting nozzles mounted forward and can be utilized in fighting fires. Each unit has a capability of pumping 250 gallons of water a minute. Coast Guard rescue helicopters also were at hand to provide demonstrations of the modern machine's capabilities as a rescue aid. These helicopters are powered by twin turbine engines and capable of searching at 130 knots. The HH3F, as it is called, is a true amphibian. During the cruises, the helicopter demonstrated its various capabilities as a rescue unit by conducting water landings and cable hoist methods of retrieving personnel fromthe water and small crafts. On Sept. 8 Dependable was relieved of her recruiting duties and was directed to proceed to Poverty Point, 59 miles above Head of Passes on the Mississippi River. There she relieved the Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet as "on scene commander" of the Merchant Ves.sel Key Largo fire. The Key Largo caught afire on Sept. 2 and as the fire burned out of control, two commercial tugs pushed it into shallow, water where it was grounded. The Acu.shnet fought the fire for five days and pumped 1 million gallons of water' on the stricken vessel. Coast Guard helicopte;s dropped over 10 tons of purple-K, a fine i)urple dust which snuffs out most chemical fires. All efforts were and the ves.sel continut.'d to burn it.self out. DIHASTKU PI{KPAI{|<:DNI<:SS — Mcnibf-ns of the Council of Community Affjiifs, \i\('(-\u \u, lien- rf,'C('nt,ly at a public hoarin):^ on national di.sastpr prcparcfJncs.s in West Floi'ida, wore from left t(j v\\!,h\., Gordon M. Savage, Jr., chairman of the Council of Community Affains; Dave S. Walker, .Jr.; K. R. Uafner, executive .secretary of th(r Slate A.s.sociation of County Commissioner.s; ]{i)\)fv\ il. Milburn, vice-chairrtian of the council; and speakers Dr. Robert Simpson, director of the National Hurricane Center, and J. Iv J-Juchanan, South Fl(;rida Area Coordinator of the Division of Kmergency C^overimient. POST LEADE:R — Commander Jack, VVain\vi-i<,dit Post" of the V.F.VV., conducted ceremonies at the Gold Star Mothers charter nieetin<^ Saturday at the Panama City Garden Center. Follouing keynote addresses by local dignitaries and introductions of special guests, a buffet dinner was served the guests present for the ceremonies. College Registration Set For Special Term Tyndall Roundup Registration will be held Thiu'sday from 4:30 to 5 p.m. for the "cross-calendar term" at Gulf Coast_Community College. The '"cross-calendar" program is designed specifically for those persons wishing to earn a degree while holding full-time employment, according to Gulf Coast officials. The 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 into two sessions meeting either Monday-Wednesday beginning Sept. 24, or Tuesday-Thursday beginning Sept. 25. Registration 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 c-'- • program. The schedule of coursi s lO be offered is as follows: Hungry Hunter Kills Pet Doe? MARIANNA - Dr. Richard Schulz expressed disappointment this past week when he found that someone had shot his six-year-old pet doe. "I hope that by now they have realized that she had a fawn," he said. The doe was kept at his farm near Marianna. He said upon investigation he found "a pool of blood where they had shot her, then you could see where she was dragged over the fence." Dr. Schulz said he felt that the doe was probably killed for food. 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 MUY 201 Music Appreciation PE 102 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 M S 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 SAT URDAY BAN 21 •^T, , 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. Disease Lecture John L. Fishel, M.D., will present a lecture on coronary artery disease at a meeting of the Panama City Scientific Society ; at 8 p.m. Thursday af the Harbor House restaurant. A social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner' at 7 p.m. will procede the' lecture. Reservations are being taken by Richard Herlinger at 785-1957 and must be made by Tuesday. I'" HERAL CAMPAIGN The kickoff for the 1974 Bay County Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is scheduled Oct. 3, Lt. Col. James E. Coughlin, Tyndall AFB's campaign project officer, announces. The canipaign, which will run through Nov, 16, solicits the participation of all federal agencies in Bay County. It is being conducted in accordance with the Civil Service Commission Federal Fund Raising Manual, officials said. The CFC combines the campaigns of the United Fund, the National Health Agencies and the International Services Agencies into a single drive. This offers federal personnel an opportunity to help voluntary health and welfare organizations by one gift, once a year. Col. Norwood Potter, special assistant to the weapons center commander, has been named campaign chairman for all Bay County. Heine, USAF Hospital commander; Capt. Ronald R. Mucha, Weapons Center and MSgt. Jerry D. Rove, 475(ith Supply Squadron. SCO[ TSRE(U{(JANIZE Plans are underway to reorganize the Girl ScotU Troops of Tyndall. A meeting for interested parents of girls from six to 17 years of age will be held Monday at 9:,'i0a.m. in the Scout Hut, building 710. All interested ()arenls ha\'e IKH-II asked to attend this meeting. ,I()C PICNK The Tyndall Junior Officers' Council recently hosted a picnic and field day for approximately 30 children from Harrison Cottage of the Sunland Training Center near Marianna. The children enjoyed plenty of food and soft drinks, fishing, swimming and softball at the Tyndall Park. MEDALS PRESENTED Two officers and one enlisted man assigned to Tyndall were presented the Meritorious Service Medal by Brig. Gen. Carl D. Peterson, Air Defense Weapons Center commander, in recent cerenionies at the NCO Club. They were Col. Earle R. GROUP WINS Air Base Group started the 1973 intramural football season in familiar fashion with a pair of shutout vicitries over Supply and Technical Training. Group took the game withTEch Training by a score of 16-0 and against Supply with 6-0. ? Wednesday niglil, mciiihers of the county .scliool ho;inl inel and were told additional lexibooks were in critical demand, for Enj,Mish and Matli. At the time, it already had been determined that the inuch-neoded hooks were being gathered from siu'plus slocks at Bay ahd Riillierforfl High Schools and Jinks and Mowat Junior High Schools. The Slate Department of Education coiUrihuted a subslanlial lunuher -of textbooks from surplus supplies in other county school .systems, il was stated, hut additional textbooks were determined necessary. Jack.son said he issued a $5,000 order for books Friday morning and expects to receive the shipment within Iwo weeks. "The teacher does not rely heavily on textbooks to provide instruction to .students," .said Jackson. "However, it is our desire that each student have in his possession enough hooks to cover e,ich re(|iiire(l coui'.se. This is being done as quickly as possible,'' said the sii|)erintend('nl. Several parents present at Wednesday's meeting asked why some of the surplus books l)eing ti.sed are nOl on the st.'Ue-adopled book list. C 1 a r e n c e P i 1 c her, cj) - 0 r (I i n a t 0 r of staff development, explains that several current state-adopted books will l3e off the next year. If these hooks were ordered now, it would be nece.s.sary to replace them after only two semesters of student use, even though the books would be brand-new, he said. Pitcher said Iwoks not on the state list still are excellent teaching aids, but will be replaced as .soon as a newer list is published. CANDID COMMENT m Is HospifalAdequafe? Church Topic R K D E M PTi ON LUTHER AN CHURCH Redemption Lutheran Church, 1700 East 11th Street will hold regular Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. Se[)tember 16th with the celebration of the Lord's Supper. The Sunday .School has been re-organized in the hope of improving our Christian education program. The Sunday School hour is9:45 a.m. On the last Sunday in September the .Sunday Scluol will begin pre-registration for Winter Weekday Bible School. These cla.sses, held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., will begin in October. They will follow the same format as Vacation Bible Sciiool and will be held each Wednesday night for eight weeks. All childn.-n grades 1-8 ar-e in\'ited to register-. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES - EAST(()N(;RE(iATION Sunday at 1 :,'J0 p.m., Mr, 1). Gose will give the .sermon r)n "The Flood of Noah's Day has Mc.-aning I'"or Us." Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Watchtower Study will discuss "Appreciating the .Salvatiot) of OiU'God". Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. the Congregation book study will be held at 2113 EasI 3rd, C Robinson will conduct the meeting. Thursday at 7:30 Ihe ministry school will highlight th(' tiieme "Rewards of Indus!", At 8:.'i0 p.m. in the .service meeting T. Ward will talk on dislribuling llie tracts on the subject "Is Time Running Out For Mankind'.'" Over 20,000 tracts will he (li.slributed in Ihe Panama City ari.'ji .iloiie. GOOD S H E P H E R D LUTHERAN CHURCH "The Journey of The Christian," based on Matthew 7:13f., will be Pastor Waterman's sermon topical the 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. worship services at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of P a r k e r - C a 11 a w a y. 1 i o 1 y Comnmnion will be celebrated in the 8 a.m. service. At 9 a.m. Sunday .School and Bible foi' all ages meet. On this Sunday Good Shepher'd begins several new Bible Classes for both teenagers and adults. The Rev. Gordon L. Waterman will teach the Adult Membership Class to prepare for member'ship in the Lulher'an Chur'ch. The Rev. Henry F. Meyer, assistant pastor, will teach a course entilh'd "Evangelism Training For' Christians," Mr. Lloyd M. Knudson, Good Shephei'd's pr'incipal, v.ill teacli a new course entitled "Home Life in Bibel Times." Ml'. Hollon llai'ders will (jffer a cour'se on the Book of Acts enlitled "The Book of Missions." Mr. Larry Sarisbury, Sunday Scliool sup<.'riiileiident, will offer' a Sunday School Teacher's Training Coui'.se entitled "You, Too, Can Teach Sunday School!" All of the above course's will begin with an opening devotion in the church at 9 a.m. All ar'e invited lo enroll. On Wedne.sdi'iy* evening at 5 p.m. Good Shepherd's Midweek Religious .Scliool for (irades 3 llu'ough 6 will meet. The Stieplicrd Singers will afso rehear,se at 5 p.m. followed by llic Ju ;iior Choir al 6:30 p.m. Tlie Senior Clioir meets at 8 p.m. also on Wednesday evening, By JOE ALLEN The trustees of Bay Memorial Hospital recently discussed the proposed construction of a 350-bed hospital for Bay County. The new facility would house more modern equipment, and might attract more doctors to the Miracle Strip area. The lack of space is one of the biggest problems that is reportedly being encountered at Bay Memorial, especially during the summer influx of tourists. The News-Herald Candid Comment reporter asked Bay Countians, "Do you think the Bay County hospital facilities are adequate? Also, do you think we need a new hospital?" "My son was accidently shot in his shoulder year, and we took him to Bay Memorial where he i-eceived excellent care. The nurses were great and the doctors were wonderful. We were perfectly satisfied with the medical attention my son received. I cannot judge the hospital facilities overall, but from this experience I was satisfied. The Bay County area is growing and I think we need expanded facilities." Mrs. .Shirley Duncan housewife Panama City to go to outlying ai-eas for treatment." Charles Smith senior vice-president of local bank TAYLOR SMITH "I think they need to remodel the county hospital. I feel that it has been a long time since it was remodeled. There should be a new wing put on to it. There are so many patients being placed out in tlie hallway for lack of rooms." Mrs. Cathy Taylor housewife St. Andrew "During the winter they are adequate. However during the summer tourist season there is not enough I 'oom in them. The emergency facilities are not as good as they should be. I know of one emergency case at a local hospital where a nurse almost demanded some sort of payment before a 14-month-old t)oy was lo be treated there. We either need a new hospital, or a large addition to the old county one." Joel Canepa customer service clerk Panama City perfeons ought to the money and build one. It is too bad that something like the recent electrical fire in the hospital had to happen. There was a mass confusion there that night. However I don't believe it was the fault of the hospital personnel. The local citizens should support the hospitals more." Thomas Jones restaurant manager Panama City Beach DUNCAN LAN FORI) "I don't think they are ade(|uale. There is just not e n 0 ugh h o s |) i t ; accommodations in BayCounty for our population. If we had a disaster III-H ' we could not c;*i'e for all the per.sons wlio might need medical attention. We definilely iKfcd another liospil.'il. L.W. La/iford civil service clerk Lynn ilavc'ii "1 don't think they are .sufficient, I am 100 pr-r ceni foi' getting a new lioH|)ital. i''a('ilily, you add I would holli benefit, 'i'lie prime thing In Bay County is Ijie lack of facilities. So a lot of the local citizciis have JONES KKII'V "I'm not sure whether the facilities 'are adequate. But, I think we need a new hospital. The county hospital is crowded with patients everytime I visit there. But, I think the jiatients are treated well there." Mrs. Beatrice Kelly church, maid Panama City "I was once a patient in the county maternity ward. I felt that the cai'e given to me was adecjuate. When I fiist moved to Panama City I did not think the e m erg e ii c y s e r v i c e w a s sufficient. However since I've learned there is a full-time doctor on-duty there, 1 feel a major step has bi;en taken in emergency care. I think a new hospital will be nece.s.s.'iry in coming years." Mr.s. Roland Hockett housewife Panama City (ANEPA SNEAD "I don't really think the facilities are ade(|uale ttiey need lo lie liigger, for the people you .see coining into tiie city. The ho.spilals are not large enougli to hold tliein all. Ilow ('V (.'i', I've never heard complaints at)out the(|uallly of the medical care in the liosjiilals," Randy Snoa'd clot li'iiig .salesman i'aiiama City "I don't think they are to our standards. I think we need a new hospital here. I lliink HOCKETT CULVERHOUHE "1 never had \m\ ha|)peniiigK with Ihe local hos|)ilal. Anytime the cliiklrcn iuid 1 iiWHk'd lo use it we were well jileased. However, with Ihe growing population, W(.' need a new li ()S |)ital JuHl as W(.' need new sdiools." Mrs, J.S. Culvei 'hdii.He liousewlfe Panama City ^

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