The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 6, 1976 · Page 22
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 22

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C2 Palm Beach Post, Monday, December 6, 1976 Man Killed, Another 'Fair' After Wreck Robert Charles Pollard, 31, of 7201 Clarke Road was in the intensive care unit at Community Hospital of the Palm Beaches with severe head and internal injuries after he lost control of his motorcycle. The Florida Highway Patrol said Pollard was southbound on the entrance ramp when his motorcycle overturned and threw him off. The motorcycle travelled 165 feet before it stopped. CirPs Whereabouts 15 Ink emain nown A Maitland man was killed and another injured when two cars collided head on early yesterday on Military Trail, about two blocks north of Okeechobee Boulevard Authorities said a northbound Volkswagen driven by Clinton Bo-stick, 46, crossed the median and hit a station wagon driven by William J. Helton, 35. Wayne Hollis Brownell, 56, a passenger in the Volkswagen, died in the 12:17 a.m. crash. Helton, of 9336 Sunrise Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, was in fair condition last night at Community Hospital of the Palm Beaches. Bostick, of 4790 Andros Drive, Gramercy Park, West Palm Beach, was not hospitalized. An investigation of the accident is continuing. Man Found Shol to Death Police have ruled the death of a 56-year-old West Palm Beach mar, yesterday suicide. Jordan Frank, was found dead at home early yesterdav morning, with a gunshot wound on the left side 'f his head. Jordan lived at 510 55th St. IManiHT Collins BOCA RATON - Parents of De-nise lluseman, 16, reported missing ince Monday, last night reported a possible clue" to her whereabouts. We think we know where she is," her mother, Mrs. Walter White, said. "We're not sure, but we're holding on." Miss Huseman, a student at Boca Raton High School, is thought to have left her home at 22202 SW 58th Ave Sunday night to walk her dog at i re attending a party held by the drugstore where she worked. Her parents said she didn't take extra clothes, her wallet or her car. "For some reason unknown to us, it would appear that Denny was upset," Mrs. White said. "Her stepfather and I have sat down so many times and talked about what would happen to her in her lifetime. I don't believe she ran away from Walt and me, there was some little problem that was big to her.' Mrs. White said. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's OH ice is conducting the search for Mis-; Huseman as a runaway, but her parents are afraid that isn't the Alter Wreck ; . x ' i, f A r I ' , m i- ';- F") j ,1 I ' , , - MS ' ' , ' . , , I , r- U 1 f.yJk- , Cheek-Up Time Toor' Vrrested Three On II eroin Charge; j If I '' J f Air ) 'J 7 ,' ,-v -"" f RIVIERA BEACH - Palm Beach County's director of long-range planning, William G. Collins was listed in poor condition yesterday at St Mary's Hospital after suffering severe neck injuries in an automobile accident on 1-95. Collins, 28. of 1500 N. Congress Ave., was driving a 1976 Datsmi sports car south from the 1-95 entrance ramp at R'uie Heron Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol said the car left the road. i;ent out of control and flipped twice before stopping in the northbound lane of I 95 Two passengers in the Coll ins car, Ronald T. Hamilton, 25, and William C. Anthony, 28, suffered scalp injuries. Charges are pending completion of the accident investigation Cyclist "Critical" After l-)3 MMup A West Palm Beach mat- w:- in critical condition last night tollt.wing a motorcycle accident yestei Jay at the 1-95 entrance ramp from Belvedere Road Residents of the Convalescent Center of the Palm Beaches were examined yesterday by members of the naval medical reserve unit based in the Port of Palm Beach. The visit to the nursing home in West Palm Beach was a training mission for the unit. Members of the unit plan additional training missions to other sites in upcoming weekends. Lt. Cmdr. Dr. John Scruggs (left), an optometrist, checks the eyes of a resident. Staff Photoi by Ron Llndity Tv.o Riviera Beach women and a man were arrested Friday night and charged with possession and intent to sell heroin. Booked into Palm Beach County Jail were Gloria Murphy, 23, of 1805 W Blue Heron Blvd., Vicky Franklin. 26 of 764 Fourth St., and Gar-tield Wright. 48, of 250 Stoney Brook Lane. Riviera Beach vice agents confiscated 13 bags of heroin and paraphernalia Miss Murphy and Wright were released, on bond, and Miss Franklin remained in jail pending $6,500 bond. Man-of-War Stings Boy, 9, at Boca curcio's sting was one of a half-dozen for the day, which began with the Boca Raton lifeguards flying man-of-war flags. BOCA RATON - Stings from a Portuguese man-of-war caused a local boy to be taken by ambulance to a hospital yesterday. Mark Colacurcio, 9, of 700 Malaga Drive, was stung at 11 a.m. while surfing off Spanish River Park near 40th Street. when he ran into the rnan-of-vvai,v said Colacurcio's older brother Steven. "He was on the beach screaming with the lifeguards standing all around him when I came in. The whole side of his body was red." The boy was taken to Boca Raton Hospital but was released to his mother before he was treated. Lifeguard Lt. Pat McGowan said Cola men-of-war were thick for a McC.owan said. "The Southeast the winter, the rough conditions sum ms offshore caused them to The while," wind in am! the oim;' in 'He lost his board and was swimming in Former Official Dies TEQl'ESTA - Former Palm Beach County Commissioner and School Board member Cecil (Zeke) Cornelius. 74, died Saturday night in his sleep at his home on 184 River Drive. Cornelius, commissioner from 1936 to 1942 and School Board member in 1936 also was mayor and councilman of Tequesta. He founded Cornelius, Johnson and Clark Inc., a West Palm Beach insurance company, in 1925 during the real estate boom. He worked at the firm until his retirement in 1972. Cornelius also was a founder of Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan Association of West Palm Beach. County Commissioner Lake Lytal, who defeated Cornelius for a County Commission seat in 1942, said, "He was a very fine county commissioner, a very fine man and good citizen." William C. Clark, now president of Cornelius, Johnson and Clark, said, "He did everything that a good, decent man ought to do. He shared with everybody. He gave me my first job." Cornelius is survived by his wife, two daughters, Nancy C. Jewitt of Palm Beach Gardens and Ann C. Pierce of Deland, seven grandchildren and a sister. Funeral arrangements at the Village Funeral Home, Tequesta, are incomplete. if? ' M It A i ' , "f ft S. i JP r dffl v ft mmmmJI 1" Cecil Cornelius . . . was civic leader laxes From CI- ! ' wmJ Staff Photo by John Kotlr Garrison Says He'll 'Just Do the Best' He Can When Ban s Enforced Hardships of Scavenger Ban Extra Cash Soon Must Come From Other Means area. Revenues collected should offset services required for no major net change in taxes, he said. "We still think it will not come out decreasing the taxes in the incorporated areas or increasing the taxes in the unincorporated areas," Sansbury said. One county department included in cost transfer to the new taxing district is the county Planning, Building and Zoning Department headed by Ray Liberti. Currently, Li-berti's budget is $1.2 million, of which he gets $700,000 from building fees. that leaves $500,000 funded by the county this year from the general fund, about 70 per cent of which comes from taxes paid by municipal residents who do not benefit from the department's building and zoning services. Sansbury said one way to offset a tax increase in the unincorporated area next year to fund Liberti's deficit is to increase the cost of building permits and other fees. "We're looking for a 60 per cent increase in building permit fees," Sansbury said, adding that the builders would get additional services in exchange for the increase full permit operations at the County Courthouse complexes in the north county, south county and in the Glades. He said questions will continue about what services should be included in the taxing unit, with possible battlegrounds being over whether to include county planning, traffic signals, parks and street paving in unincorporated area subdivisions. Planning, he said, is "probably the biggest border case you've got. All persons benefit from planning." But Frost and Cruickshank argue that cities pay for their own planning and parks without county money, so why should they help pay for county planning and parks. Such is the nature of the battle which lies ahead, and the results of the battle finally will decide whether the new district will affect taxes. . ' But he said the cities are looking for a lot more in the near future changes he expects will bring county taxes down for city residents and drive them up lor county residents. Depending on what service1; are placed in the new district. Frost said, "the millage rate for the peison who lives outside the city limit should go up and they i taxes i should go down for the municipal resident." He said city residents pay about 70 per cent of the county's total property taxes, with most of the money going into a general fund to pay for the county's various services without regard to whether they benefit city or county residents. "Why should we tin the cities i pay for 200 traffic signals that are outside the city limit and then pay for 300 to 400 in the city limits." Frost said "We pay 100 per cent of our own, plus 70 per cent of theirs. Why should we continue to subsidize the county? "The person who lives outside the city limits should not benefit from countywide taxation to an inordinate degree," he said. Municipal League Executive Director Bill Cruickshank of Boca Raton said the cities "have been fighting to get a fair distribution, and frankly nobody can tell you at this point where that's going to end up." Everything depends, he said, on what ser-yices and revenues go into the district. "If all of the decisions were made as the league's committee sees them, there would be a decrease (in taxes) for the incorporated area and an increase in the unincorporated area," he said. "But I really don't believe it's going to be a great bonanza for the cities that some people in the cities think it is. It's not going to be perfect ?t this time, but at least it's a beginning to settle this 10-year-old controversy." County Administrator John Sansbury, one of three county officials who helped draw up the proposed ordinance, does not feel there will be a tax increase!" in ttie unincorporated She said there are lour who visit the uunip regularly. There are 25 licensed scavengers in the Glades and about 100 on the coast. They search the dumps for everything ii Mm old automobile parts to aluminum cans. These people have to live," Mrs. Knox said 1 I just wonder what they'll do." Garrison said he will continue to scavenge at the city park and along the roadside but said he'll miss the companionship of his fellow scavengers "If someone had a problem, we'd talk it over," he said. "But we'd laugh and have fun, too. You could call it amusement for us old folks." As Garrison talked, hundreds of sea gells whirled around the dump in scau'h of food. Sharpe said the gulls appear when the harvest season begins because vegetable scraps are left a the damp. They can't stop the gulls from comma heie," he said. By JOHN KOTLER Pott Staff Wrlttr PAHOKEE - News that county landfills will be closed to scavengers in 90 days met with mixed reactions last week from scavenger Jim Garrison and employes at the landfill here where a scavenger's death led to the ban. Despite reservations by some commissioners, the Palm Beach County Commission decided to close the three county landfills to the licensed scavengers because they thought scavenging violated state regulations and because of the death of 80-year-old Stephan (Pop Daddy) Malfara, who was buried under a pile of garbage on Oct. 12. Garrison, who brings home about $7 a week to supplement Social Security payments by selling aluminum cans to a recycling company, said the new rule may be a hardship on old and handicapped people. But he said he's not worried for himself. "I'll just do the best 1 can,'' he said. "The Lord will tnak a way tor me, I know." Garrison. 71, said the thing that bothers him the most is Maltara s death. "I lived before I came to this liuniji. and I'll make a living alter ;i s closed. But Pop Daddy's death is g-ing to worry me a long time." Gam-son said. Bulldozer operator Willie Sharpe said he feels sorry for the older scavengers. "They II have to sit at home all day instead of being out here get ting exercise and talking with each other," he said "I kind of feel it's all my fault because none of this would have happened if Pop Daddy hattn t got killed." Sharpe, who was driving the bulldozer when Malfara was buried, said he couldn't see Malfara behind the mound of garbage. Gate attendant Marie Knox said she will miss the scavengers when they are barred from the dump in March.

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