NKW.S-MKKALI), I'anaiim Cily, Fla., Tuesday, ScptcmlM-r 18. I 'm Vn^v lit I'liiisinu'lioii structiiros in Oil Structures In Gulf Termed Hazardous lu'iirianciit cnln.-ly dopomlont on Gulf cilcs th(.' officlalH fiH liavinL' hoacinuartcMS lovtH and ;it NCSL^^profossors chaiL 'f' Uu- InU'ritir Proof of the stalotiicnt 's bias, listed no real assurance of a fotlli, IIIL' of lu'iirianent the C;ulf of Mexico, HU <'ti as oil rif^s, could result in "untenahle hazards" to l)oth local military interests and potential developers, accordini^ to a report releas(!d Monday by the House Conunittee on Appropriations. Rep. Robert L.F. "Bob" Sikcs (D-Fla.), chairman of the Appropriations Military Construction Subcommittee, said the report was compiled by Survey and Investigations staff members and was declassified because of "the importance of this matter to the Gulf coast area." Both Tyndall Air Force Ba.se (TAFB) and the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory (NCSL) were reviewed in the 63-page report, which discusses the co-ordination efforts of the Departments of Defense and Interior. The report says Department of Defense officials are unanimous in stating area military facilities are either cniiii-ly dependent on Gulf aif'iis for testing missions or arc so dependent that "there would be a degr'adalion that would affect all facilities and all operations if oil exploitation and development occurred in the warning area." For this rea.son, runs the report, military officials furnished estimated replacement costs of their would-be affected installations. The replacement value of TAFB was listed as $288 million, and the NCSL was valued at $53 million. The report states TAFB officials advised that enfringement by the oil industry in certain Gulf warning areas "would be absolutely incompatible with Tyndall's testing and training activities." Limited use of warning areas "would result in critical delays or incompletion of all weapon testing, verification and improvements," the report cites the officials as having .stated. The report also lists NCSL officials as having opined that uncontrolled marine mining or dredging "could permanently alter" existing seabed conditions favorable to research being done in the Gulf. But the report adds: "NSCL, according to Navy officials, interposes no objection to seismic exploration if prior co-ordination between the operator and NCSL is accomplished." ' ' But intermittent, unco-ordinated subsurface explosions could damage sensitive in.strumentation on the seabed and shut down NSCL for long and costly periods of time," the report summarized. The report also contains opinions of Navy officials who have said the Gulf location here, environment and other factors are essential to NSCL's program. "It is the consensus of opinion of both Navy officials at headqufirters k.'vel and at NCSL that there is no feasible exi.sting alternativf? for the various activities whi(;h are performed at NCSL," the report runs. "It was .stated that (!Ven if similar' conditions of gfjography (• 0 u 1 d b e 1 0 c a t (((I, t h e re[)la(;ement cost of real property and facilities ($53 million) would be prohibitive," the report .says of tht; NCSL. Sikes said the lo.ss of the test areas to oil exploration would "largely negate" the usefulness of the air bases and would "adversely affect" Navy operations at Pen.sacol;i and the NCSL. The Interior Department has c 0 m p 1 e t e d a d raft environmental impact .statement and apparently aims to issue exploration leases in December. In a report prepared for the Natural Resources Committee of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce, released Monday, two Florida State University PANEL VISITS — Shown leaving the Ocean Simulation Facility at the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory are members of the U. S. — Japan Panel on Marine Facilities. Left to right are Dr. Shojo Sato; Captain William M. Nicholson (USN retired), chairman; Dr. George Sullivan; Dr. Yasafumi Yamanouchi, co-chairman; Captain Richards T. Miller (USN retired), former commanding officer of the laboratory; Ikuo Mutoh; Minoru Ishida; Captain George F. Bond (rear), of NCSL.: Tamio Ashino; Tsunao Ishihara; Koji Teranishi; and Dr. Neil Monney. U.S.-Japan Panel Visits Navy A ten-man United States-Japan panel on marine facilities concluded a two-day visit to Panama City Monday, highlighted by a tour of the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory. On a whirlwind tour of the U.S. .members of the panel are visiting various installations of interest, with the visit to NCSL the only stop in Florida on the schedule. Their visit to the Navy Laboratory was primarily to discuss the diving and man-to-sea program and to see the ocean simulation facility. The group, which arrived Sunday afternoon, spent some time af the beaches and Panama City environs and was feted at a dinner by the Military Affairs Committee of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce Sunday evening at Captain Anderson's restaurant. The members were also hosted at a luncheon at the Navy Laboratory. Upon their arrival at NCSL, the visitor's were briefed on the mission of the Laboratory, its expanding diving program, and pertinent research and development programs. A major portion of the tour was concentrated at the Ocean Simulation Facility which is now undergoing final testing of operating systems. The facility will provide the capability of testing man and machine in a .simulated ocean environment to a depth of 2,000 feet. The panel comprises four Americansand six Japanese and is headed by William M. Nicholson, a retired U.S. Navy captain, who is associate director of the Office of Marine Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Captain Richards T. Miller (USN retired) of Westinghouse Corp., and former comn:ianding officer of the Naval Labor'ator\y here; Dr. George Sullivan, Consultant Scientist for Gener'al Electric; and Dr. Neil Monney, of the American Society for Engineering Education. Japanese members include Dr. Yasufumi Yamanouchi, Director General of the Ship Research Institute, Ministry of Transport, co-chair-man of the panel;Mr. Tamio Ashino, of Tyndall Chapel Team Honored The Tyndall AFB chapel team has been nominated for the Charles I. Carpenter Awar-d for its ministry to young adults. The base chapel team was one of four selected by the Aerospace Defense Command for U.S. Air Force chapel team awai'ds. A chapel team is a working group involving chaplains, chapel management pei'sonnel and lay per-sons. ether bases named and their programs include Calumet AFS, Mich., Robert P. Taylor Award for fostering lay development; Hancock Field, N.Y., Terr-ence P. Finnegan Award for religious education; and Thuel AB, Greenland, Edwin R. Chess Awarxi for' pastoral concer'n for' the human needs of childr-en of Greenland. The awar'ds ai'e named in honor of four r'etired Air- For'cc chiefs of chaplains. The Air Force awards will be preserrted during the anniral USAF Chaplain Conference at Lowry AFB, Colo., in October. AUeiids Aeiulciiiy S M S g t. C h a r' 1 o s E . McMur'r'ay will repr'esent Tyndall AFB at the USAF Senior NCO Academy, Class Dope Smuggling BALTIMORE, Md. (Ul'l) The trial of a ;(2 -ycar '-ol(l Mi;irni man char'ged wiili smuggling (HI pouirds of cocairrc irrto Baltimor'e got urrderway in U. S, Dlstr'lct Coiir't her'c Monday with selectiortof a jur 'y. Fedci'al Drug l-lnfor 'ccrrrerrt Adminlstr'atioii agents have ch .'U 'gcd Harold Wright with alterrr|)ting tosirriiggle tliedrttg Into a pori of Haltirrroi 'c Pier' July .'I, Officials .said t he cocaiiic Is wor 'lli trrorc lliair .$10 rriilljott orr the .street, Kedcr'.'il agcnls, acliiig on a tip, .seized the drug in the false hodoiriK of .scvei 'al civilcs which had bceir ii.iceil with unripe bananas. The trial is e .vjH 'iii'd lo las! at least llirccdnyK. 73-E, which will be conducted from Oct. 23 to Dec. 20 at Gunter AFB, Ala. Sergeant McMurray will be one of 17 members of the Aerospace Defense Command selected to attend the Academy. The USAF Senior NCO Academy is the highest level of professional riiilitary education for noncommissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force. Safety Awards The 4751st Air Defense Squadron, a unit of the Air Defense Weapons Center at Hurlburt Field, r -ecently earned two safety awards for outstanding safety achievements during calendar- year 1972.. Brig. Gen. Carl D. Peter'son, comrrrander of the Air Defense Weapons Center- presented the awar'ds to Col. John F. Fowler, Missile Squadr'on commander. The USAF Missile Safety Plaque was presented for outstanding achievement in Missile Safety dur'ing 1!)72. The S(iuadron's exceptional safety r 'ocord is especirilly notewor'thy Two Charged With Larceny Two Colorado men wer 'c ar 'rested irr Ver'uoii, Fla., Sunday night and r 'etur 'ited to Panariia City, where they wer'e charged with grand lar'i'eriy irr conitectiorr with the theft of sever 'al rrews r'acks. The two were identified by Sheriff Tullis Easlerling as Tony Ray Dood, li), of (i(!'l South First S'l., and Cei'ald Le(« Mathis, 51, of Hox2S!), Brighton, Colo. Both wer'e arraigned before Hay County .ludge Larry Bodlfor'd early Monday Miorrting, artd wer'e in the May County Jail late Monday night iir lieu'of $l,(HH)l)aill )()rtdea (ii. since the 4751st is actively engaged in launching missiles for two launch sites on Santa Rosa Island. The National Safety Council Certificate of Commendation for a perfect ground safety recor-d during 1972 was also presented to the unit. The award is presented to units that achieve zer-o accident i-ates. Dive Flight Meets The Tyndall Dive Flight will meet tonight (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. in the Tyndall Yacht Club. Member-s, guests and per-sons interested in the spor-t of SCUBA Diving ar-e cor-dially invited to attend. Car Wash The Tyndall Teen Club will sponsor a car- wash Satur'day and Sunday at the wash racks between the auto a rr d woodworking hobby shops. Hour's of the car' wash will be fi'om8a.m.to5p.m. »»seSlim)t ()fr There will be a l)ase shoot-off with the calibr-e .45 pistol Thur'sday to .select members of the base pLstol team. Irrteiested per-sons may contact TSgt. Coffey, base m;ir-ksmanship center-, exterrsiorr 51()3 or- 5113. Itaskethiill Officials The base gyinrrasirrm is takirrg ap|)licatioiis for' irrryonc inter'csted irr offi(i,i(irrg var'sity arrd irrtratrritr'al basketball orr ba.se. For' rrror'e irrfoirnation contact the base gym, extensioirs 2295 or'(1155. Parker Heads To Be Sworn Par'ker''s newly elected mayor' aitd cotrrntlssioiter's will be sworrr In by city attoiitey Herr Reddirtg at the 7:30 p.m". city comml.ssioit rrreetiitg torrighl at Parker city hall. iOai'l. Gllbeti will be .swoi'it itt as irtayor' arrd Alphoi'etia llolbr'ook aird .lohii N. Ifoiski as coirnrrLsslotrers. (;ilbert's lerirr will lu' for two years and llolbrook and Hoiskl for four yearsea(ir. Japan Ship's Machinery Development Association; Mr. Minoru Ishida, Manager, Ocean Development of the Engineering Department of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, Ltd; Mr. Ikuo Mutoh, Research and Development of the Mitsui Ocean Development and Engineer-ing Co., Ltd; and Mr. Koji Teranishi, Director General of the Reclamation and Dredging Association of Japan. The group departed Monday afternoon for New Orleans. Hearing Today On Dune Law Bay County Commission will hold a hearing today on enacting an ordinance to protect the sand dunes in unincorpor-ated areas in Bay County today. At the last commission meeting County Commissioner Chairman Isaac Byr-d told the Save Our Shor-es and the Bay County Progress and Development associations to return and "bring some constructive suggestions." Attor-ney Bob Staats, who has been working on the legality of the pr'esent emer-gency sand dune ordinance past thr-ee weeks ;igo will pr-esent his findings to the county commission. The county commission is also expected to announce if it has woi'ked out an agr'eement with ar'chitect Bayiie Collins for- the judicial building. Invalid Widow Held In Slaying FT. LAUDERDALE (UPI)~ Autlior'ities char'ged air invalid widow Moirday with themur'dei' of her' hu.sbarrd, a pr'ofessor' at Floi'ida AtlanticUniveisity. Dr'. WilliamC.Seiiiring l"ll,5(), was found dead late Satur'day slunijjcd over' a desk in a bedi'ooiu of Iris lioriu' iir subui'bair Wilton Manor'. He had hcei) shot in the tight eye .irrd a pistol lay on a night stand in the bedr'oom. Chief Hcr'iiai'd Scott of the Wilton Ma nor' Poll ce Depaiimeirt .said Mr's. Pauli Seruiirig, 4(i, had been charged with the slayirtg. She was beirrg held in the p.syciriati'ic war'd of Hruwai'd Couirty Meiiioiial Hospital bec;rus(> of her "disti'auglit meirtal coirditiori," .Scott said. NutrjtionLectureSlated "Nutrition lleallh As I.See It" will be the sitbjecl of a lectiir'e by Dr'. Wllli -'Uii A. Ellis, !).()., sciieduled for 7:;i() p.irt. Fr'iday, Sept. 2H, at the Parranra Ciiy M(irri(ipal Airdiloriirm. Tickets will be availirhle at the door or m;iy be obtained in advance from Maiie Radke by jihoiriiig 7H5-15!lli . professors charge the Interior Department's statement is biased. In an analysis of the statement, Dr. Robert ,1. Livingston of FS U's Department of Hiolo(;ical Science and Dr. Philip E. Sorenson of the Economics Department .said, "There is apparently a g o V e r n m e n t - i n d u s t r y partnership in exploiting the r'esources of the (Julf outer continental shelf." They added, "In this situation, it is highly unlikely that the Interior Department will protect the public interest adequately." Chamber President Gerry demons .said the professors' statement "supports our previous position." The scientists said the .statement's bias is shown in its emphasis on short-run "energy-crises" problems as opposed to more fundamental questions relating to the long-run welfare of the nation. Proof of the .statement's bias, they charged, is shown in its final summary, which denies the need for further studies of the potential I o rr g - r u n environmental impact, despite previous admissions in the statf.'ment that: — Sooner or later a major oil spill will result and thousands of minor spills will occur. — Incidental spillage will run between 34,200 and 55,800 barr'els annually. — The possibility of impact on nekton (actively swimming oceanic organisms) is high and could be severe. — Barium in drilling muds presents a .serious threat to aquatic life. — The potential impact of oil operations in the Gulf could be more costly in the long run than the actual worth of the oil resources. The .scientists said their .study showed the .statement contained insufficient data on the ri.sk to platforms, barges and tank farms from hurricanes and listed no real assurance of a rapid clean-up reaction to predicted spills. Sorenson said, "A clo.se analysis of the report shows it to be a collection of almost entirely descriptive materials, many of the .sections (Mth(!r redundant or irrelevant, lacking any analytical framework or sustained .scientific viewpoint." He said the essence of the statement's conclusions is "that a full study of the proposed oil drilling would take too long, and in any ca.se, the President has directed that the oil be produced now." Livingston said, "The short-term gains represented by the oil production from Gulf operations, when compared to the possible long-term effects on an already stressed ecosystem, have not been ju.stified in this statement by the Department of Interior. Until adequate studies are performed and controls .set forth, itic sale of such oil leases shfiuld be dehryed." Sorenson pointed out further that the Federal Trade Commission presently is engaged in an investigation of the structure and corrduct of the U.S. petroleum industry to determine whether preserrt control by large oil firms of all stages of production and m a r' k e t i n g results i rr monopolistic price-setting or other anti-competitive behavior' in restraint of trade. "The importance of this inquiry is such," he .said, "that the Interior Department .should be enjoined from entering into additional outer continental .shelf leasing until these major que.stions concerning the future structure and behavior of the oil industry are resolved." Sorenson aLso .said that if the Interior Department decides to proceed with the sale of leases, special stipulations beyond those proposed in the statement should be written into all leases. State Revenue Heads Reproved TALLAHASSEE (UPI) The chairman of a House- Senate committee on Property Taxes Monday warned the State Revenue Department lo improve its supervision of county tax assessors by next year. Rep. Carl Ogden (D-Jacksonville) said the Revenue Department was more to blame for a critical audit of the Wakulla County tax assessor than the assessor himself. The state agency, which oversees all local assessors, has a responsibility to know more about assessment procedures than the individual assessors, he said. "I'm not as concerned with the Wakulla assessor as I am with the Revenue Department, which helped build the Wakulla tax roll," Ogden said, criticizing the Department's general operations in reviewing county tax rolls across the state. "As far as I'm concerned, I'll tell you one thing — boy, by next year, it's got to stop," he said. Maynard Seeks Education Job TALLAHASSEE (UPI) — Pledging a "three R's" approach to restructuring the huge State Department of Education (DOE), veteran Administrator Zollie M. Maynard Monday became the first official candidate for statewide office in the 1974 elections. M a y n a r- d , a DOE administr-ator for 22 year-s, said he would run for the job of retiring Commissioner of Education Floyd T. Christian. Christian is r-etiring after- two terms with the cabinet. In announcing for- the corrrmissioner's job, Maynar-d — who r-etired fr-om the DOE last Aug. 31 — said that if elected, he will emphasize the teaching of fundamentals of education, r-ather than gearing the whole school pr'ocess towar'd pr'oducing college gr-aduates. "Reading, writing and mathematics ar-e essential in any career, whether it be college-orieirted or not," he said. Aside fr-om r-eading, writing and ar-ithematic, Maynar'd said he would emphasize a realignment of the DOE bur'eaucr'acy. He said the depar'tment is ' ' t o ]) h e a v y ' ' w i t h admirristr-ator's and planiier-s, aird needs greater- emphasis orr maintainirrg gr'assr-oots contact with classioorrr teacher's and c 0 u n t y H c h o o I b o a r d administr'ators. "The basic jirstification for the existeirceof the Deparimerrt of Edrrcatioii is to sirp|)ori arrd pr'ovide sei'vices to the local school systems," he said. "Ther-efor -e, we must help and sirjjpor't tcatiiers, principals and (listr'ict leadeishi]), r-ather' lhair add lo their' biu 'den by I 'etpiir'ing additional papei'wor k at every tiM'ii." Mayrrai 'd, 59, atteirded Or'larrdo \nM\v schools, the Uiriversity of Florid;i, Univer'sity of lllirrois, arrd Flor Ida Stale University. He was a teacher' arrd athletics coach in Or'lando arrd Lakeland fni' six year's, arrd wor'ked as an assist arrt pi'ofes.sor at Floiidir foi' five year's. 1 le has held .sever'al jobs iir his 22 year's with DOE, nrairrly wor'kiiig with courrty officials and cla.ssr'ooiti teacher's. City Workshop Set P a n a m a C i t y c i t y coiirmission will have ir "Workshop at city li;ill at 7 |).iii. •today lodi.sciiss its budget, budget. Wakulla County tax assessor was criticized by State Auditor General Ernest Ellison last week for allegedly not assessing property at full value. Harry C o e, assistant executive director of the Revenue Department, told the joint committee that his agency still was in the process of gearing up under a new .state law giving it more power and respon.sibility to oversee local tax rolls. He said the department next year expects to "have a roll based on just value and be able to prove it." 'So far this year the department, he said, has approved the rolls of 46 counties, has 12 others pending, and has not r'eceived rolls fr'om nine counties. Two of those pending are under strong consideration for rejection of the roll, he said, declining to name the two. OUTSTANDING MECHANIC — Lou Allen Sapp (far right) receives a starter tool kit from the Florida Automobile Dealers Association in recognition of his work as a student in the field of auto mechanics. Congratulating him are, left to right: George Kimmel, principal of Tom P. Haney Vocational-Technical School; Ralph Fisher, i^etired automotive instructor and former teacher; Walter Carter, School Industria' Education coordinator; Curtis Jackson, Bay County superintendent of schools; Bill Teets, general manager of Ingram Motors, Sapp's employer, and Lou Allen Sapp , recipient of the award. Seventeen Florida students got the tool kits. Murder-Suicide Verdict Given MARIANNA — The double shooting of Mary N. Twomey and her mother, Sadie R. Twomey, Sunday has been ruled by a cor-oner-s jury here as murder and suicide, accor-ding to John Bylsma, investigating officer for the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. Bylsma said both mother and daughter had been spotted in a car at the Lovewood Cemetery around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Upon hearing two shots, three worker-s investigated and saw Mary R. Twomey slumped against her mother, he said. Bylsma said when a Jackson County deputy arr-ived at the Voting Today In Springfield Springfield will hold an election today to fill two seats on the cily council. Running urrapposed ai-e J. B. "Deck" McLenroi'e and F^rnest Johnson. Voting for pr-ecinct one will be held at the Fir'e Station, Poll workers at precinct orre are; Allen Pr'enary bailiff, Ar'delia Hr'own, Inez Donn, Rosa Sharp, Mattie L. Croft. Edna Ansley, Elma Ard, Mar'y J. Shores, and Mary Har'den. Voting for precinct two will be held at the Ma.sonic Hall. Poll workers at precinct two are: Gladys McCray , Anne Mahone, Maybelle Herrdcrson, Matlic Palter.son, arrd Ishinan Phar'r-bailiff. The polls will be open fr'om 7 a.m. to7 p.rir. Patrol Gifts Clarified TALLAHASSEE (UPI) The head of the Florida Highway Patrol has told his men thairks for past gifts, birt iro thanks for firtiir'e gratuities. Embai'r'assed by di.sclosirr'es that he had received almost $1,000 in cash, gifts, and spor'tirtg equipment. Col. J. Elilridge Beach has told his U'oopers to forget alrout any future tokens of esteem, unless he r'etiresor gets sick. scene, he found and r'emoved from the daughter's hand a pistol, still aimed at her own right temple. Bylsma also said thr-ee letter-s were found "indicating she couldn't face the world any more and she had to take her mother with her." The daughter was still alive when the ambulance ar-rived, but she expired a short tfrne after being taken to theJackson County Hospital, he said. A coroner's jury ruled the daughter shot her- mother- in the head and then killed herself, said Bylsma. Record Discharges, Vets Told Bay County Cler-k's office advises all veterans to i-ecord their dischar-ges at the clerk's office regardless of when they were in military service. W.B. Mackall, dir-ector of Florida's Division of Veter-ans Affair-s, said most veter-ans who utilize this free -service have Fire Chief's House Damaged Southport Volunteer Fir'e Departmerrt Chief Shelton Pettis's home was damaged by fii'e to the extent of $2,000. Pettis said a truck and member's of the depar'tment answer'ed the call, but before they could r'each his home, two of his rreighl»r's, l<]i'vin Page and Dick Lamber't, had put the fir'e out wilhawatcrho.se. Most of the darrrage was in the kilcheir, wher'e a pourrd of grease had been left on a lighted stove, but smoke penetrated the entii'e home. Poison Located MIAMI (UPI) - A goverrrment official said inspector's have foirnd only one can of rrruslrrooms corrtaiiring poisonous Irotulin toxin sirrce a r'ccall was or'dered of one br-and of rrtushr'oorrrs. But the voluntary recall of no. 10 carrs is contirtuing, said Food and Drug In.spector Rober't Br'adley, The FDA .sai(i that Avorrdale Industries of Avondale, Pa., anrtounced the I 'ecirll after- a food irrspector found the defective can, labeled Superior' Pieces and Stettrs with lire code 37ow, in Dade County, Fla. their discharge placed on record in their county of residence. Mackall advised all persons released or discharged from active duty with the armed forces to have their d i s c h a r' g e r' e c o r'd e d immediately upon their return home. A spokesman in the Bay County Clerk's office said that because the or'iginal di.schaige paper is one of the most impor-tant documerrts a peisorr may receive, ever'y pr'ecautioii should be taken to i)i'otect it. Loss or' destructiorr of the service dischar-ge document could r'esult in difficulti(!s foi' the veteran applying for benefits from the state or fedci'al gover'rrment. The spokesmarr said these drffrcullies could be avoided if veter-ans would record their ser'vice discharge at the courrty cler'k's office. If the (l(>str'Uction of the or'iginal service discharge does occur', a cer'tified copy c;rn be obtained fr'om the county clerk. Death Takes Mrs. Lindsey Mr's. Elaine Tur'nei; Lindsey, ()0, died in Montgonrer-y, Ala., last Satur'day. The former Parrama City resident was the widow of the late iiarnes B, Lindsey, alsoof Pananta City. Mrs. Liird.sey is survived by her' mother, Mrs. Sablria Turner of Moritgorirei'y, Ala., and two sisters-iir-law, Mr's. John Trenror and Mrs, Talllha Lind.sey, bolhof i'anama City, Funer'al services will be held Tuesday at \\:'M) a.itr. at the Foreman Fiineial llorni' In Andalusia, Ala.
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