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S : : Supermarkets Play Games Stores Lure Customers With Giveaway Contests If S GO TO mm haven't decided whether to extend them past the end of the year. The rewards can be high if winners don't throw their lucky cards out with the shopping bag. Grand Union's "Let's Go To The Races" game has a pot of $240,500 in 49 stores from Martin to Dade counties. Even if the odds are one in 156,667 of riding the winning $l,000-prize horse, nine Palm Beach County residents have done exactly that, while lesser winners ranging to $2 are more numerous. Pantry Pride's Cash Card Showdown, in which customers try to make poker hands from cardboard tabs given away in the store, has similar odds and the same $1,000 top bonanza. Abe and Roslyn Spivak are confirmed contest players since Abe picked up the right card Oct. 9. They watched the eighth horse come in in the fifth race in the Related Story, A12 By JOHN PETERSON Poit StaH Writtr Abe Spivak of Century Village stopped off to buy a melon and won $1,000. Eleanor Provo of West Palm Beach heard about the game and thought she'd try it. She won $100. Spivak and Provo are winners in a revival of supermarket giveaway contests which flourished in the late 1960s before customer requests for discount prices led the stores to cut them out. Billed now as customer-luring promotions, Grand Union and Pantry Pride grocery chains have had contests in full swing since early fall. While both companies say the contests are stimulating business, they televised Grand Union game and pocketed a grand, which they split among their children and put toward a new station wagon. "That program (with the races) must have a high Nielsen rating because everybody's watching it," Spivak said. "You'd be surprised how many people are going down there now because of this," Roslyn Spivak said. "I like horse racing. Even if I don't win, I enjoy watching the races." The Spivaks were regular customers at Grand Union and didn't give a thought to the contest before they won. Eleanor Provo was different. She stepped into the Belvedere Road store precisely because of the contest. She is due to receive $100 this week. Turn to CONTESTS, A12 AP Wirephoto Poker Hands and Horse Races Win Cash Awards WEATHER Variable through Saturday 5s The Palm Beach Post is if around 70. mid-70s. Data, A2 Pyle Kennedy Pulitzer 94 PAGES-: -PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS VOL. LXVIII NO. 219 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1976 Plan Carter, Aides To Overhaul FBI -J HIS I ; Hi, . Lewis Column, A20 By ANDREW J. GLASS Cox Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - President-elect Carter plans to initiate a major overhaul of the FBI which will shift the bureau's basic mission to investigating and combating organized crime. Plans for a fundamental reform of the FBI were reviewed by Carter and his transition aides yesterday. They are aimed at bolstering the bureau's tarnished reputation. The reforms call for a basic change in hiring practices. "They are still taking in too many Commie hunters over there," one architect of the new FBI blueprint said. "The legacy of Hoover is still all over the place." Under legislation that becomes fully effective Jan. 1, 1978, FBI agents will be required to retire by age 55. That will allow a reform-minded FBI director to bring in as many as 650 new agents nearly one out of 12 of the present force. Many of the new positions will be at senior levels. Carter sends his second note to Brezhnev and takes a long look at the economy during a day-long series of meetings with a variety of people offering advice. Story, A8 Until now, most of the planning work has focused on the need to redefine the bureau's mission rather than at naming a new FBI director. The present FBI chief, Clarence Kelley, has said that he does not intend to leave. But it is a foregone conclusion in the upper echelons of the Carter camp that Kelley wilf have to go although he might be allowed to serve for some months at the start of the new administration, while the search for a replacement goes forward. - One source said the next FBI director should not be a law enforcement official. He said the Carter group would seek out a "toughminded lawyer'' who would be respected by FBI veterans and civil libertarians alike. Turn to FBI, All Santa Scenes ) rr' 11 F . ( Drunk Drivers Liable The aside TALLAHASSEE (UPI) -Florida Supreme Court set w Jf i L -ii UPi Tdiphoto his gun before he takes to New York City's streets where he'll be part of an anti-crime force that's battling crime with a Christmas spirit. That's no plastic pistol Santa's packin' and, though the getup would fool anyone, that's not your run-of-the-mill Santa, either. Adam D'Amico is taking one last look at A police officer (left) holds open the door of his police car waiting to take two female Santas down to the station. The pair, who belong to the Hare Krishna religious sect, was arrested after shoppers and merchants in downtown Sacramento complained they were too aggressive in demanding donations for their group. They were charged with soliciting without a permit and impeding foot traffic along the shopping mall. Related Story, E12 AP Wirtphoto Santas have to be pretty versatile and this St. Paul St. Nick looks as if he's trying hard (above) as he watches Minnesota Institute of the Deaf student Ryan Kinney, 5, explain exactly what he wants for Christmas. hundreds of years of case law yesterday and ruled that juries may assess punitive damages against a drunk driver without other proof of careless driving. The prospect of financial punishment might be a deterrent to persons tempted to mix driving and drinking, the court said in a 5-1 ruling. Dissenting Justice Alan Sundberg accused the court majority of spurning the bedrock concept of liability predicated on fault, lie said it had set up a situation where, in accident cases involving an intoxicated driver, an injured person need only prove the accident, provide evidence of intoxication and the driver will be subject to assessment of punitive iamages. "There can be no question that irunk drivers endanger lives," he said, "but the legislature can and has dealt with this problem through enactment of criminal statutes." The majority opinion, written by Justice Arthur England, said the court was not holding that "intoxication coupled with negligence will always justify an award of punitive damages. "We hold that the voluntary act of driving while intoxicated evinces . . . a sufficiently reckless attitude for a jury to be asked to provide an award of punitive damages if it determines liability exists for compensatory damages." The court said by intoxicated, it means the same degree of drunkenness required in law for automobile manslaughter. The ruling reversed the First District Court of Appeal and ordered Duval Circuit Court to submit the issue of punitive damages to the jury in a suit in which Margaret W. Ingram is asking compensatory and punitive damages from Robert Leslie Pettit Jr., when Pettit's car struck a car driven by Mrs. Pettit at an intersection. There was no indication that Pettit was operating his car in an abnormal manner. But he submitted to a breathalizer test, which showed his blood alcohol content was twice the amount required to presume intoxication. Punitive damages have long been reserved for cases involving intentional recklessness or infliction of harm. "Drinking to the point of intoxication is a voluntary act," the court said. "Driving in an intoxicated condition is an intentional act which creates known risks to the public. "It is improvident," Sundberg said, "to cast aside a body of law which has evolved carefully through generations of legal thought and Inside Today If V fif- - t t f r hhmmimmN If mm mJt m nmtmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnmmmmmm i n FUNDING House Committee votes to spend S6.5 million in its first year to probe the John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King murders. Story, A2 Amusements ...B10 Business Ell Classified D10-21 Comics B12 Datebook B2 Editorials A20 TRADE Bob McAdoo, the high-scoring center of the Buffalo Braves, goes to the New York Knicks in a $3-million NBA deal. Story, El Mitchell Dl Obituaries D8 People A22 Perlmutter E4 Stocks E8-10 TV B13 AP Wirphoto V 'Berserk' Woman Kills Husband, 2 Children From Pott Win Strvicu COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) - "She's shooting everyone!" screamed 9-year-old Todd Bo-lin as he ran from his home. "She's shooting up the place!" Moments later the fourth grader ran back into the house in fashionable suburban Upper Arlington to "see if he could do anything" and was shot to death by his mother, Patricia Bolin, 40. Mrs. Bolin Wednesday night shot and killed her son, her husband Ronald, 43, and daughter Tamela Jean, 12, before killing herself with a .22 caliber pistol she purchased on Thanksgiving Day. cia Ann, 15, but the pistol did not fire. Friends of the Bolins described them as an "ideal family." "They were fantastic people," said Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Young, neighbors of the Bolins. "There was never anything said or done to indicate anything like this could ever happen." Franklin County Coroner William Adrion said Mrs. Bolin "apparently went berserk without reason." Patrolman Thomas French, first officer to arrive at the scene, said Mrs. Bolin apparently shot her husband first, yien killed Tamela Jean when she returned from school. French said Todd was playing outside the house and was called in by his mother. He said the youth ran from the home when he saw what had happened, screaming to a friend, "She's shooting everyone! She's shooting up the place!" French said Todd ran back into the house and was shot by his mother. Alicia Ann returned home from high school and, when she found the front door locked, went to the garage door and saw the body of Tamela in a passageway between the house and the garage. French said the girl then went to the back door. She was met by her mother who point- ed the pistol at her and pulled the trigger three times. But the gun did not fire. Alicia told police her mother then said, "Alicia go to your room." Mrs. Bolin began reloading the gun. Alicia tripped over her brother's body as she fled the house. She ran to a neighbor who called police. French said when he arrived he saw Bolin's body through a window. "I shined my flashlight through the bay window into the living room for a look, and she pointed the gun at me," French said. Turn to SHOOTING, A5 She attempted to kill another daughter, Ali-

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