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Family establishes scholarship fund

Norman Crews Sr. worked his way through the University of Georgia.

He graduated in 1916, and during World War I he was a combat medic in France, receiving the Army's Silver Star for "gallantry in action."

After the war, he married and raised four children, "instilling in us his values of education and service," said his son, Norman Crews Jr.

"In view of recent federal cutbacks to education, we decided to perpetuate his helping nature . . . with the establishment of a scholarship for girls at East Lake High School.

"We have decided to limit it to girls to balance off, to a small degree, the many athletic scholarships given to boys," Crews said. "Our first gift to be awarded this spring will be $400. Our goal is to increase the endowment until it provides tuition for one semester at one of the Florida land grant universities (currently $700) on an annual basis."

All senior girls attending East Lake High School, who plan careers in pharmacy, teaching or nursing and agree to attend their first year at a Florida land grant university, St. Petersburg Junior College or Florida Southern College, are eligible to apply for the award.

Dr. Donald Pemberton of the Pinellas County Education Foundation and Bruce Baptist, principal of East Lake High School, assisted with setting up the scholarship named the Sergeant Norman Crews Sr. Silver Star Award.

For information or contributions, call Pemberton at 585-2250.

Couples celebrate

50th anniversaries

Albert Joseph Graham and Dorothy Marie Edwards met while ice skating at Brooklyn Lake in Cedar Brook, N.J.

They were married Feb. 13, 1942, at the Ewan Methodist Church in Ewan, N.J., and lived in Cedar Brook until coming to Clearwater in 1957.

Before retiring, he worked for the Pinellas County Pollution Control Department and she worked for Zayre's department store.

The Grahams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday at a reception given by their daughter and son-in-law.

They have two grandsons.

Thomas and Dorothy O'Neal of Clearwater are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary while touring Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The O'Neals were married Feb. 6, 1942, at her home in Pittsburgh.

"It was wartime and Tom was soon to leave his bride for duty with the Army Air Corps at Clark Field in the Philippines," said his nephew, Bob O'Neal. "He served in the Marianas, the Marshall Islands and on the South Pacific Island of Ie Shima."

O'Neal was discharged as a captain and he and Mrs. O'Neal lived near Rochester, N.Y., where he worked in the steel industry from 1946 to 1963.

In 1963, they came to Clearwater and operated the Sky Crest Car Wash until 1980 when he was elected president of the International Car Wash Association.

Since then, they have traveled to more than 100 countries and visited nearly every continent.

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