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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 1

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Boynton Beach Police Shoot Murder Suspect By RAFE KLINGER Pott Staff Writer BOYNTON BEACH - A 24-year-old man wanted by Los Angeles police in connection with the murder of a suspected drug dealer Sunday was shot by Boynton Beach police yesterday as he attempted to flee from a home on SE 14th Avenue. , Winston Wilbur Dyer Jr. was listed in fair condition last night at St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach. He was wounded in the buttocks. Police said they arrested Dyer's companion, 24-year-old Gigi Mary Kisak of North Versailles, Pa., 10 minutes before the shooting. She had gone to a nearby 7-Eleven Store to buy a six-pack of beer when police picked her up. Officers said the woman is also being held in connection with the murder. According to Detective Lt. Edward Hillary, police were alerted Monday by Los Angeles authorities that Dyer and Miss Kisak might be headed for the home of an uncle of the woman in Boynton Beach. The two are wanted in connection with the killing of Leland Rockfellow, a suspected drug dealer, in the Watts section of Los Angeles. Rockfellow, 36, was found dead about 1 p.m. Sunday in his apartment, according to Detective Lt. Robert O'Sullivan of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He had two bullet wounds in the head and casings from a .22-caliber rifle were found on the floor. O'Sullivan said Rockfellow was a known drug dealer, who commonly "carried large amounts of cash." Hillary said Boynton Beach police immediately put the SE 14th Avenue- home under surveillance after Los Angeles police notified them the couple might be headed for South Florida. Police began surrounding the area shortly after the couple arrived yesterday. At. 2 p.m., Hillary said, officers began notifying neighbors to leave the area because there might be trouble. Minutes later, Miss Kisak left the house and walked to the 7-Eleven at SW 15th Avenue and Seacrest Boulevard. There, two plainclothes officers arrested her as she was purchasing beer. Meanwhile, Dyer reportedly spotted officers alerting people in a neighboring apartment house and made a dash across the street in an apparent effort to escape. Hillary said two shots were fired by officers. Dyer was struck in the buttocks and fell in the yard beside the house directly across the street from Miss Kisak's uncle's home. Hillary said no weapons were found on Dyer. Police said they later found a sawed-off shotgun and a .22-caliber automatic rifle in the couple's belongings. Also found was a large poster-size picture of the two in a somewhat Bonnie and Clyde pose. Hillary said the operation was conducted by 24 officers of the patrol, detective and SWAT units. Interviewed by telephone at her Pennsylvania home, Joan Kisak, the woman's mother, said she had called her daughter about 1:30 p.m. and told her to go to the airport where a ticket home was waiting. Turn to SHOOTING, A18 Awards WEATHER Fair and cooler through Post sThe Palm Beach Friday. Low in the mid upper 40s. High near 70. Data, A2 Pyle Kennedy Pulilier 142 PAGES-: -PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1976 VOL. LXVIII NO. 218 Carter Faces Debate On Tax Cut Decision ' Tt if ft.l. & rk K J? k IT- AV 14' W4$ 4f , 15 2' . t r m yi f ' It i i - i fci-., . V tjfff f r - v 'J , t" " . t' I ' Cox Newspapers Washington bureau WASHINGTON - President-elect Jimmy Carter returned to Washington yesterday to deal with the tough problem of how to stimulate the economy in the face of strong doubts on Capitol Hill about the advisability of a quick tax cut. A series of meetings with transition staff members, consultants and prospective Cabinet nominees is certain to focus on the nation's growing economic problems, which Carter must grapple with when he assumes office Jan. 20. A likely option is a "shot-in-the-arm" tax cut of about $15 billion. This approach is favored by Bert Lance, Carter's designated budget chief, and by several top economists working with the president-elect. However, any Carter plan must also pass muster on Capitol Hill. That is the key reason why the future president has been reluctant to commit himself to any single economic formula. Opinion in Congress is divided several ways: A group of liberally oriented Democrats wants the new administration to spend its way out of the slump with new federal programs. However, Carter will be told this week that outlays for job programs cannot be effectively raised by more than $5 billiftn before January 1978. That would not be nearly enough to dig the economy out of a feared recession and persistently high unemployment. Conservatives on Capitol Hill also are balking at a tax cut, but for different reasons. They fear the federal deficit will get out of hand. The projected deficit for the current fiscal year is $57.6 billion. The Ford administration firobably will announce a deficit estimate for iscal 1978 of above $50 billion when it issues its budget before leaving office next month. Then there are those who would like Carter to sponsor a selective tax aimed at granting business incentives to increase investment and hire the idle. Rep. Al Ullman (D-Ore.), chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, adheres to this viewpoint. Finally, there are those who fear that broad tax cuts for individuals directed at expanding consumer purchasing power would deprive Carter of the key weapon he will need to overhaul the complex tax code. They argue that if the quick tax cut accomplishes its purpose, Carter and the Demo- en- ..." -tmix -JtMJ J ! .1. S ft. 8 ' I 'fw ruff, r f- v". 2",.rf.'V &.f " - ' - - y-. , ' President-elect Carter . . . leaving for Washington crats will have a political')' lough time raising taxes once the economy is booming. The record of such "quickie"' tax cuts becoming permanent tends to support such pessimism. But the reformers contend that the president will have to "sweeten1' any far-reaching proposals to d? away with exemptions and exclusions with a new round oi tax cuts for the middle class. And that "sweetener," they say, will not be available if Carter approves an early tax redaction next year. Amid all these cross currents, Tarter and Lance scheduttd a meeting today with 14 representatives of the business community. At the same time, Carter has developed a Turn to POLITICS, A1S AP Wirtphuto JUST DROPPING IN A cascade of water and the foot of Woodstock home when Ueber's foot fell through the floor, Woodstock, III., fireman Bill Ueber fall through a hole in slightly injuring him. Seven persons in the house escaped the ceiling during a fire Sunday. Ueber and other fire fight- unharmed, according to Fire Chief Phil Parker, ers were putting out a blaze in an attic storage room in a Jury: FOP Owned Slot Machine Palm Beach. But he would not say if it was used for gambling. The indictment was for possession of an illegal machine. No gambling indictments were returned. FOP Lodge President Harold Murphy, a Palm Beach police sergeant, would say only, "The chief is going to handle the whole thing. I have nothing to say because I really don't know what has happened." Possession of a slot machine, with no gambling involved, is a misdemeanor under Florida law with a maximum $500 fine. Gaffney said, "The grand jury has indicated the need for censure and correction. This department accepts the recommendations of the grand jury and will take necessary action." He declined further comment. the slot machine in its control from December 1974 to May 1975 when unnamed policemen disposed of the illegal device in Lake Worth "to avoid embarrassment and possible criminal sanctions." No indictments were returned against the disposers because the grand jury concluded the "circumstances of that disposal do not constitute a crime ..." However, the grand jury did say the action was improper and recommended administrative sanctions be imposed upon the police officers involved. A spokesman in the State Attorney's Office confirmed the slot machine was kept at the FOP Lodge on Okeechobee Boulevard near West Related Stories, A18 By THOM SMITH Post staff Writer A Palm Beach County grand jury yesterday indicted the Palm Beach Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) for possession of a slot machine later ditched in Lake Worth "to avoid embarrassment and possible criminal sanctions." The indictment, naming no individuals, resulted from a State Attorney's Office investigation requested by Town of Palm Beach Police Chief Joseph Gaffney. The chief called a press conference yesterday to read a 45-second statement accepting the grand jury report. The FOP, according to the indictment, had CAMP: Racism Hurts Funding I i .1 5 if 4 1 ' i if Ah - t t. S AP Wirephoto HEAVY Christmas is not just for kids, as any Santa Claus will readily attest. Tom Stephan, a 22-year-old, 245-pound college student who works in a Chicago department store, says the 'big kids' are almost as numerous as the 'little kids.' People Roundup, A13 Inside Today Glomur Two brothers tell of their work for the CIA in the recovery of a Soviet submarine in the Pacific Ocean. Story, A17 scared of how effective CAMP is in organizing and helping the farm worker. We may succeed. That's what scares them," Black said. Terming Paul Mayrand, chief of the DOL's farm workers' program office, responsible, the black administrator said he felt efforts to put CAMP out of business were "racially inspired. We're getting hassled because we're a sophisticated organization that's black administered. That's what it comes down to," he said. Main instruments used to discredit CAMP are two DOL audits which find CAMP guilty of the "questionable" use of $370,000 in public grants during 1975. Auditors claim the agency set up dummy corporations to siphon off funds, submitted bloated travel budgets, purchased unnecessary and unauthorized equipment and squandered hundreds of thousands of dollars for administration. DOL officials acknowledge the audits were decisive when they rejected CAMP's 1977 fund request and awarded the $1.5 million grant Turn to CAMP, A17 By JEFFERY KAHN Post Staff writer The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has conducted a "racially inspired" whisper campaign to financially bludgeon farm worker relief efforts in Florida, says the director of the Community Action Migrant Program (CAMP). Clark Black, head of the 28-county agency which officials have said is the only one capable of delivering statewide migrant aid, said CAMP is the victim of a "conspiracy." He said a year-long back-room effort of innuendos and unproved accusations by the DOL climaxed last month when CAMP learned its 1977 grant request of $1.5 million was to be rejected. Seated in his waterfront Fort Lauderdale office suite, the former farm worker conceded that CAMP's proposed 1977 budget of $3.5 million in government grants is in jeopardy. He displayed documents detailing DOL efforts to persuade other federal and state funding sources to discontinue funding CAMP. "The Republican administration is Index Amusements B15-17 Business D1S Classified C12-21 Comics B18 Crossword Puzzle B18 Editorials A20 GED Lesson D17 Listening Post A21 Letters A20 Mitchell CI Obituaries C7 People A13 Stocks D12-14 TV Column B19 Wiggins Bl Oakland A's owner Charles O. Finley gives a strong speech at the winter baseball meetings criticizing Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and detailing contracts given to the six players his team lost in the recent free-agent draft. Story, Dl AP Wlrepnoto ACCEPTS - Secretary General Kurt Waldheim addresses the U.N. General Assembly after being elected to a second five-year by acclamation. Waldheim pledged new efforts to reach agreement in the Middle East, South Africa and Cyprus in his acceptance speech yesterday. Story, A8

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