The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1976 · Page 24
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 24

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 5, 1976
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B2 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 5, 1976 Canal Opponents To Fight Corps J NORTH COUNTY ANNEX s 1 M'-mI JUNO BEACH JUPITER JUPITER INLET NORTH PALM BEACH PALM BEACH GARDENS TEQUESTA RIVIERA BEACH BRANCH LAKE PARK MANGONIA PARK PALM BEACH SHORES RIVIERA BEACH WEST PALM BEACH BRANCH CLOUD LAKE GLENRIDGE Q GOLFVIEW O HAVERHILL LAKE CLARKE SHORES PALM BEACH ROYAL PALM BEACH WEST PALM BEACH CLARK I JUDGES ROTATE I. " r . v. present information justifying revival of the project. "The evidence is so overwhelming that it seems to us there isn't any way they can come out saying the project isn't an economic loser. The facts are so overwhelming. They can't find enough stuff (barges) to go through the canal," Mrs. Carr said. Her group has been organizing the other conservation groups in opposing the project, one-quarter finished. "We want to show that this area, even though damaged in small areas, can be restored and be a very valuable and productive area for all Floridians," she said of the already constructed portion. Mrs. Carr said the only people to publicly support finishing the barge canal have been some Jacksonville businessmen who would benefit from it. "Economically, there will be more jobs in restoration than there would be in construction of the canal," she said. "Also, there will be more long-term economic gains from recreation in the water (as it is now) than there would have been from a canal." Mrs. Carr said she first became interested in the canal project when she learned it would destroy 38 miles of the Oklawaha River basin. By GAYLE PALLESEN Pot Stiff Writer Tallahassee is expected to be flooded this month not by the Cross-Florida Barge Canal, but the people who oppose it. "We want to kill this thing once and for all," said Johnny Jones, executive director of the Florida Wildlife Federation. "We want to get as many people as we can to go up there." Jones was referring to the Dec. 16-17 state Cabinet meeting where the Army Corps of Engineers will present the final environmental impact statement and economic study on the partially completed North Florida canal. Representatives of conservation groups from all over the state are expected to attend the two-day meeting to fight any resurrection of the controversial project that was halted five years ago by then-President Nixon. "We will emphasize that the Florida public is very concerned about the wasteful and destructive project," said Marjorie Carr, president of Florida Defenders of the Environment. Mrs. Carr has been a leader in fighting the barge canal since 1963. She says she doubts the corps can m w i 11 SHALLOWAY S TV ADAMS , DELRAY ANNEX 5BOYNTON BEACH BRINY BREEZES DELRAY BEACH VILLAGE OF GOLF GULFSTREAM . HYPOLUXO OCEAN RIDGE BOCA RATON BRANCH 6 BOCA RATON HIGHLAND BEACH If HURLEY Mitchell From Bl- LAKE WORTH BRANCH a ATLANTIS GREENACRES LAKE WORTH LANTANA MANALAPAN PALM SPRINGS SOUTH PALM BEACH GLADES ANNEX BELLE GLADE 7 PAHOKEE 1 SOUTH BAY VJ V Staff Artwork by Jim Johiuton Courts -From Bl" Lee, who issued the following general order to his magnificent Army of Northern Virginia on the march to Gettysburg: "The commanding general considers that no greater disgrace could befall the army, and through it our whole people, than the perpetration of the barbarous outrages upon the unarmed and the defenseless, and the wanton destruction of private property that have marked the course of the enemy in our own country . . . "It must be remembered that we make war only upon armed men, and that we cannot take vengeance for the wrongs our people have suffered without offending against Him to whom vengeance belongeth, without whose favor and support our efforts must all prove in vain." "So we made a thoroughfare for freedom and her train, 60 miles in latitude, 300 to the main, treason fled before us for resistance was in vain, while we were marching through Georgia." Resistance was in vain, all right. Armed men don't meet much resistance from women and children not even when their homes are being burned down before their eyes. Sherman and his troopers met about as much resistance from the women and children of Georgia as Lt. Cal-ley and his men encountered at My Lai. Whelton has every right to admire Sherman if he chooses. We all have our heroes. I prefer Gen. Robert E. and see. We've done our best in estimating, and now we'll just have to adjust as we go along. "The Supreme Court said it would probably take four or five years to smooth it out. When I first came into office, they eliminated justices of the peace. They said that couldn't be worked out. In 1973, Article 5 established the two-tier state court system and that's worked out, too." the same as in the past. A person is not going to be able to have an hour's trial over a barking dog, but everybody will be able to have his day in court. "Some of the municipal courts were strictly there to provide revenue to the cities; the cities will still get money, but the system will be uniform and fair. "We'll just have to go into this 4M- mm JIM'1 IT1.I.MAN Free Deluxe 5-Piece Luggage Set West Palm Beach City Hall. Cases there will be heard weekdays from Cloud Lake, Glenridge, Golfview, Haverhill, Lake Clarke Shores, Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. The place least affected will be the Glades, where County Court Judge Don Adams has been holding court in the Glades office building for more than four years. The only new activity there will be the filing of cases formerly handled by Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay municipal courts. Some municipalities, fearful of losing revenue from municipal court fines, expressed an intent to circumvent the constitutional amendment mandate to merge courts by establishing infraction hearing officers to noncriminal traffic cases. West Palm Beach's proposal was ruled unconstitutional in an informal opinion by Circuit Court Judge William Williams. However, Palm Beach Town Manager George Frost expects that municipality to proceed with its plans for a hearing officer, despite additional opinions by the state Supreme Court to the contrary. Other problems may not be detected until the new system actually is implemented. Clerk of the Circuit Court John Dunkle is confident the change will work, but he admits to some doubts. "Basically, I think it can be done," he said, "overall, more economically and uniformly. But I'm afraid the citizen will lose a little personal attention, because when you have such volume you have to move faster. "We may not be able to settle the argument over the neighbor's hedge According to Court Administrator Robert Horey, a person living in Tequesta who is ticketed in Highland Beach can pay his fine at any of the annexes. "However, if you challenge the ticket," Horey said, "you must go to the area where you got the ticket. We have a responsibility to the citizens and to the police, but the first responsibility is to the police who must take time out of their jobs to serve as witnesses." The operational procedures of each annex and its accompanying branches will depend largely on case load and the plans of the judge assigned to the annex. In addition to Shalloway's assignment, the other judges and their jurisdiction will be: Judge Daniel Hurley, who has been on the bench at the main courthouse, is moving to Delray Beach and plans to institute once-weekly night court sessions. Cases there will come from Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Delray Beach, Village of Golf, Gulfstream, Hypoluxo and Ocean Ridge. In addition, Hurley will travel each Friday to Boca Raton to hear cases from Boca Raton and Highland Beach. Newly elected Judge David Clark has been assigned to the North County Annex and will hear cases from Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Tequesta. Each Thursday, Clark will take the bench in Riviera Beach to hear that city's cases as well as those from Lake Park, Mangonia Park and Palm Beach Shores. Several judges will be assigned on a rotating basis to the branch at Great Gift Idea Make the holidays five times brighter by giving this This luggage set is crafted of soft, imported simu-beautiful deluxe international luggage set. It's yours lated calfskin, has double strength zippers, security FREE for investing in a $10,000 four-year Certificate locks, reinforcing straps and features wheels on the rf Jumbo Pullman. 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Tuesday, from 3-6 p.m. at Tavares Cove Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 6100 Purdy Lane. West Palm Beach. Wednesday, from 2-6 p.m. at the Lantana Recreation Center, Iris Ave. and Dixie Highway, Lantana. Thursday, from 2-6 p.m. at the Lake Worjh Shuffleboard Courts, 1121 Lucerne Ave. Friday, from 2-6 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, S. Congress Ave., Atlantis. Health Department offices will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until Dec. 23 for the free immunizations. Offices are at 826 Evernia St., West Palm Beach; 345 S. Congress Ave., Delray Beach; 1500 W. Eighth St., Riviera Beach; 6405 Indiantown Road, Jupiter and 1024 NW Ave. D Belle Glade. A mobile unit will stop at a number of sites along the Rangeline this week to inoculate farm workers. Fire Stations Plan Blood Pressure Checks Neighborhood fire stations around Palm Beach County will become blood pressure checkup sites once a month beginning Tuesday. Paramedics at the various stations will take a free blood pressure reading to detect high blood pressure. The program, a cooperative effort between the county fire chiefs and the county High Blood Pressure Council, will be repeated from 9 a m. to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at most fire stations. "A majority of fire departments now have paramedics or emergency medical technicians who are highly qualified to take blood pressures," FREE when you often a nevf checking account. The large tote bag is 15" x 20", the smaller one is 11 " x 16". Over 60? FREE Checking. Checks imprinted FREE for Senior Citizens. Offers extended for a limited time only. V said Chief B. T. Kennedy of the West Palm Beach Fire Department. Persons seeking information on the screenings have been asked to call 655-8155, or 278-7222 in the south county area. Libraries To Cet Books About Blacks The Florida Bicentennial Commission presented a $630 grant to the Urban League of Palm Beach County last week to pay most of the cost of 23 reference books on accomplishments by blacks to be placed in the county's libraries. Another 336 was supplied by the United Way of Palm Beach County to help pay the $42 cost of each book, a special edition of "The Negro Almanac." About 20 of the 3la-inch thick, 206-page volumes were provided in September by the national Urban League, and these were distributed to the libraries of high schools in the county. The additional 23 will go to municipal, parochial high school, and college libraries which hadn't received them, local Urban League director Percy Lee said. "Our aim is to complete all of the schools," supplying the junior high school libraries and then the elementary school libraries with copies which hopefully will become available later, he said. 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