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Friday, November 1, 1968
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: fc-Palm Beach Post, Friday, November 1, 1968 Superintendent Addresses 1,000 'Captive' Teachers Research shows that teachers often do no better with a class of 20 pupils than they do with 40, Peterson said. That report drew the second loudest response, a loud "Oh, no!" Scores of teachers were heard to complain following the meeting that their questions had not been considered, slow learners by spending more money for smaller-sized classes and less for instructional television?" Dr. Donald Peterson, who was handed that question to answer, said that educators must continue to use all possible learning approaches across a broad front, or fall hopelessly behind. I LT f H Photo by Bob Davidoff Church, West Palm Beach. Attending the couple were Capt. T. M. Brown of Palm Beach and Garner E. Newton Jr., of Lexington, Ky., and Palm Beach. They will live at 202 Angler Ave., Palm Beach, after Nov. 16. Mrs. Borbe is a member of the Sperry family and a past president of the International Women's Fishing Association. Early Seen Slated For U.S. Post If County School Supt. Lloyd F. Early faces no opposition for his job in the election Tuesday, but the outcome of the balloting for President may have a great effect on his future. Informed sources say that Early is front runner among national Republican leaders for the federal job of director of the National Park Service in the Department of the Interior, if Richard Nixon wins the Presidency. Questioned about the report Thursday, Early said that he had not been asked if he would accept the job. "It is all purely speculative at this time," he said. But, he added, he believed that the parks post would be "pleasant." The superintendent, a close friend of Colorado Gov. John Love, said that he had spoken during the Republican convention with Love's personal relations aide. The aide indicated that Love will be Nixon's choice as secretary of the Interior, Early reported. The parks service is administered by the Interior Department. apparently because they were distasteful. Early himself mentioned, but did not quote, one which he said indicated that "this meeting Is not appreciated." The meeting was, he commented, one way to open communications in the school system. Thomas Hits Back In Libel Suit RIVIERA BEACH Incumbent Dist. 35 State Sen. Jerry Thomas, D-Rivlera Beach, filed a motion Thursday for a summary judgment in Circuit Court in connection with a libel suit filed by Riviera Beach City Council Chairman Louise Kimmist Monday. Mrs. Kimmist, in response to an article that appeared in The Reporter, a north county weekly newspaper, Is asking for $1 million In alleged damages ;r what she contends to be libel. A column by Reporter staffer and the WQXT news director Jack Zeman was the target of Mrs. Klmmist's suit. Co-defendants with Zeman are Reporter editor James Smollon and Thomas, listed In the suit as the owner of the paper. Thomas' motion for a summary judgment, filed on his behalf by attorney Charles Nugent Jr., includes to affidavits asserting that: 1) Sen. Thomas does not now have nor ever did have any interest or stock in The Reporter; 2) Thomas' corporation, Bancstock Corporation of America, Inc., does not now have nor ever did have any interest in the newspaper; 3) James Smollon, editor of The Reporter, is the principal stockholder In the newspaper. Mrs. Kimmist's suit names Thomas as a co-defendant on the basis that Thomas allegedly did or does have some interest In the newspaper. COUPLE WED Mrs. Adeline Keile of South Yarmouth, Mass., and Palm Beach, has announced the marriage of her daughter, Mrs. Richard S. Beinecke of South Yarmouth, Mass., and Palm Beach, to Fred J. Borbe of East Dennis, Mass., and Palm Beach. The 1:30 p.m. private ceremony was held Thursday at the parsonage of Dr. Jess C. Moody, First Baptist Elevated 1-95 Proposed For LW Parking A rea Received a preliminary report from a board of appraisers appointed a week ago, on a potential police-courthouse complex site. The area, between Lucerne Avenue and 2nd Avenue N, and Students Not Yet Sure Of Electricity Record Florida : Vote Seen TALLAHASSEE (AP) A state election official said Thursday the largest voter turnout in Florida's history is expected Tuesday, primarily because of interest in the third party presidential bid of George Wallace. Mrs. Dot Glisson, head of the secretary of stale's election division, said she estimated 2,198.0(10 or 79.5 per cent of Florida's 2,765,316 registered voters will go to the polls. "The dominating factor in voter interest is the third-party candidacy of George Wallace," she said. "Reports indicate that he will draw many people to the polls who rarely, if ever. vote. "The presence of the third-party candidate also is stimulating a more Intense get-out-the vote effort on the part of both the Democratic and republican parties." The 278,000 increase in registered voters between the primary and general elections is another indication of a heavy turnout, Mrs. Glisson said. "Nearly all of these new voters can be expected to go to the polls," she said. "It is virtually certain that we'll go over the 2 million mark in voting for the first time in Florida history," she said. "Reports from supervisors of elections around the state indicate more intense voter interest In this election than In any other election in memory." The elections official said that, in comparison to this year's expected turnout, 1.8 million or 74.1 per cent of the registered voters cast their ballot in the 1964 presidential election. Nearly 77 per cent of the voters took advantage of their rights in 1960, she said, and 70 per cent voted in 1956. Mrs. Glisson said she expected the turnout to be as high as 95 per cent in many smaller counlies, but turnouts are expected to vary from 70 per rint in Dade to 90 per cent In Volusia'. Girl Held In Fatal Shooting A West Palm Beach girl remained in county Jail late Thursday night in lieu of $5,000 bond after being arrested in connection wilh a fatal shooting which occurred Just before midnight Wednesday near Rosemary Avenue. Dead is Raymond A. Smith, 38, of 1316 Division Ave., who was shot about 11:40 p.m. at 535 2nd St. Charged with second degree murder was Linda Faye Smith, 17, of 625 9th St., not-related to the victim. Livingston Thurston, a witness and the owner of the 2nd Street property, said the two parties argued over money before the shooting, according to police report. Road Stretch Called 'Shame' BOVNTON BEACH Chamber of Commerce executive vice-president Cecil Fur rar told Rotary International Club members at a noon luncheon meeting Thursday that a 1.6-mile stretch of U.S. 1 south from the Boynton Beach city limits is a "shame." Calling for Joint local effort to solve the problem he sees, Farrar remarked that the 1.6-milc section Is the only non-lighted stretch of U.S. i from Miami to Juno Beach. "We must end this 'blackout' here," Farrar said. The Chamber of Commerce executive said that lack of mercury vapor lights, or some other high-Intensity lighting, Invites actsof vandalism. U.S. 1 is not lighted south from the south limits of Boynton Beach to near NE Eighth Street In Delray Beach. About a half-mile of the un-lightod stretch is outside th city limits of Delray Beach. Clewiston Man Wins Carnegie Hero Honor SyJANEARPE Staff Writer The traveling "Meet-the-Su-perintendent" show, fresh from Its stand In Pahokee, played Riviera Beach High School Thursday afternoon to a captive audlente of about 1,000 teachers. Scheduled by Supt. Lloyd F. Early as an "In-service, morale building effort to improve communications," the show was In two parts, the first 90 minutes given for Instructional personnel, the second 90 minutes for nonlnstructional personnel. Most visible result was a massive traffic jam as the first session broke up and the second began. Blocked cars spun wheels, and at least three autos needed towing out of the sand in the fields surrounding the auditorium. Classes were dismissed ear-'y In the coastal schools north of Lake Worth and teachers were ordered to attend from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Similar early dismissals were In effect when the Pahokee meeting was held recently, as they will be In the south county area when the third meeting is held at Boca Raton High School shortly. Conservative estimates of salaries represented by only instructional personnel at the three meetings set the cost at more than $31,000. The point of the meeting, Early told the teachers, "is to let you know as clearly, as forcefully, and as completely as we know how that we are aware of the many problems you are facing in this year of HEW." (The reference was to the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare which has called for greater faculty integration in Palm Beach County schools) "We care and are concerned with your welfare. We exist to serve you," the superintendent continued. He said that he Is aware of the "chasm which exists between us and our Board of Public Instruction." "I do not mean to suggest that our Board of Public Instruction needs' defending, but there has been much loose talk and criticism," Early went on, urging teachers to be governed by existing board policies until they are changed. His staff has developed new guidelines for teachers anxious to become administrators, Early said, and his number one challenge Is to find the ' right person for the right spot. His chief goal, Early said later, is to make the county school system the best In the 11 southeastern states. "We are very fortunate here. We have not arrived, but we are well on our way to Utopia," he continued. The superintendent Introduced Mrs. Mary Hubbard, geography Instructor at Con-niston Junior High School and one-time winner of the Florida Teacher of the Year award who, Early said, attributed much of her success to listening to the record series "How to Lead the Field" which is narrated by radio personality Earl Nightingale. Teachers then heard one of the 15-mlnute records in the series, a record In which Nightingale declares anyone can be a success If he sets a worthwhile goal for himself. (The superintendent is making wide use of the series himself, particularly the first one on which Nightingale says the attitude Is all-Important in determining success. That first record is played almost daily for members of the superintendent's top staff.) The system is losing one-third of its first-year teachers each year. Early said. He asked new teachers to stand and the others to applaud them. He then called on teachers with five to ten years experience to stand and asked others to applaud them. Both groups did as requested. He then called on teachers who had not stood earlier to stand and asked others to applaud them. Both groups did as requested. Teachers were asked to submit written questions from which a number were selected for answering by Early and his top aides. Greatest teacher applause of the day came after the question: "Why can't we help and seasonal agricultural workers and the consumer." "The most urgent needs come from the unfulfilled needs of the migrant In the areas of health and education," he said. To Imporve the workers' health will probably entail mass Immunizations and other public health measures, enforcement of sanitation codes and education about the importance of personal hygiene and proper diets, the governor said. "Many of these health objectives are unattainable without adequate housing and plumbing facilities In a state of repair and adequacy," he said. east from G Street, to an alley, has been appraised at $38,000. The commission may ask that the other 10 lots making up the remainder of the block to be appraised, at Monday's meeting. canal bank and both Story and Larsen administered first aid. At the time, Larsen said Mrs. Napier had gone into shock and her Jaws were "locked tight." The trooper and Story were finally able to apply artificial respiration. The couple was taken to Glades General Hospital, Belle Glade, after their rescue. They were both released after examination and treatment for minor Injuries. The Carnegie Hero Award has a cash value of $750, plus the bronze medal, It was announced. Escapee Enters Plea Of Guilty OKEECHOBEE - One of 13 escapees from the Florida State School for Boys, located north of here on Highway 441, entered a guilty plea to a charge of breaking and entering before Circuit Court Judge C. Pfiefer Trowbridge and is being held in the county jail here pending a pre-sentence Investigation. Edward Cunningham, 16, was certified for trial in criminal court by county and juvenile court Judge G. E. Bryant Jr., following a break-In at the Okeechobee Country Club July 5. At a recent conference between Frank A. Zych, school superintendent, and Sheriff John W. Collier It was pointed out repeated runaways were posing school authorities their main problem. Those youths who persist In running away from the school are being turned over to county authorities to face trial In adult court, it was explained. A 16-year-old boy who was with Cunningham was turned over to school authorities for disciplinary measures when the pair was caught a day after their escape. Judge Trowbridge will pass sentence Nov. 12. By JACK OWEN Bureau Chief LAKE WORTH The high school's parking problem may be over, if the proposed Interstate 95 highway is built on stilts from Lake Worth Road to 6th AvenueS. Mayor Robert C. Johnson announced at a commission workshop meeting Thursday night that this is a distinct possibility. He plans to confer with Palm Beach County Board of Instruction officials today and make a formal proposal at Monday's regular city commission meeting. He announced the receipt of a letter from the Palm Beach County Area Planning Board written by Donald O. Morgan, director, consenting to Joint state and local use of land to be occupied by 1-95. "If the city can produce a plan of possible public use for this land," Morgan said, "there Is a strong possibility that the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads will authorize bridge construction, thus opening this valuable strip of land to the public." The area under discussion lies directly west of Lake Worth High School and the city power plant. If 1-95 Is elevated the 300-feet wide strip of land, six blocks long, would be left vacant. The proposition being explored is to use the land under the road for parking. The high school allows students to park cars near school premises, and on College Road which divides the school grounds. Police and safety officials have constantly shuffled parking areas to meet the increasing demand for more space. Commissioners appeared pleased at the possible solution to the problem. Specifics such as access to the parking area still have to be discussed. In other business the commissioners: Decided against use of two recently cleared downtown areas for additional parking. Located at the SW corner of Lake and Lucerne Avenues, they could have provided temporary parking for a total of 27 vehicles. Instead, the commission Is considering beautifying the Dixie Highway side of the land until the highway is widened. Heads Council UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. (AP) Ambassador Otto R. Borch of Denmark will assume the presidency of the U.N. Security, Council today for the month of November. This Is In accord with the alphabetical rotation by country of the office among the 15 Council members. Johnson Indicated, as a way to fruitful talks on peace in Vietn;im. In response to questions, Thant recalled that he had first come out for a cessation of the U.S. bombing of North Vietnam in August 1965, six months after the bombing started, and he had produced his three-point peace plan In January 1966. This plan called for an end to the bombing, a scaling down of the fighting in South Vietnam and discussions Including all those actually involved in the fighjing which would mean bringing In the South Vietnamese National Liberation Front. Thant said he had not yet sent any message to Johnson, since he wanted to study the whole matter first. LAKE WORTH - A "good faith" payment of $250, due to be paid at city hall by Palm Beach Junior College Dorms Inc., Thursday had not been received at 5 p.m. closing, according to utilities commercial director J ames O'Keefe. The money was to be the first payment in an arrangement between the city attorney and the PBJC Dorms Inc., attorney to extend credit to the College Inn, home for 70 students, until the outstanding debt of $2,100 for electricid service Is paid off with weekly installments. Thursday evening Mrs. Jan Man In Auto Is Pelted A West Palm Beach Insurance representative reported that he was the victim of a barrage of assorted vegetables, eggs and other missies while driving north on Tamarind Avenue Thursday night about 9 p.m. John W. Stevenson, 43, of 3700 Australian Court, said his car was the last in line of slow-moving vehicles on Tamarind between 12th and 13th Street. Steveson said he noticed groups of Negro adult males on each side of the street. As his auto moved between the groups, Stevenson said he heard a yell, "Get him!" One of the objects hit Stevenson in the head causing bleeding, as his car became a target. Stevenson did not seek medical attention. The Incident Is being investigated by police. Dope Charge Jails Youth Afler Probe A West Palm Beach youth remained in county Jail late Thursday night In lieu of $2,000 bond after being arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana by the Sheriff's Department and West Palm Beach Police vice detectives. The arrest of Otis B. Anderson, 18, of 700 Fifth St., followed several weeks of Investigation by both departments, a spokesman said. Special teachers will probably have to be trained for migrants, he said, and special curricula will be needed for the migrant children because many of them are socially retarded. Kirk said the aim of the educational programs should be to prepare the migrant adult and child to take a Job outside of agriculture. He said grower programs should concentrate on helping the farmer mechanize his operations to a greater extent, some times by helping him get the money needed for equipment, and on bringing other business and Industries into the area. Steele, manager of the apartments, said: "Most of my students have found somewhere to live. If anything happens they have somewhere to go." She was referring to the possibility of utilities being cut off again, as they were for five hours Tuesday, if the bill Is not settled. O'Keefe said he would be forced to cut off the electricity If the past due money is not forthcoming. The College Inn, which has no connection with Palm Beach Junior College, houses out-of-town students. When electricity was cut off Tuesday, the students were without power, or water. Faculty members have responded to an appeal to house the students if they are left without utilities. All student residents or their parents, have paid rentals to the end of December. The PBJC Dorms Inc., Is landlord of the College Inn, according to attorney Ronald Sales. Youth Charged In Car Crash The Florida Highway Patrol Investigated an automobile accident Thursday afternoon which resulted In the total loss of one car and an estimated $1,000 damage to another, according to investigating officer Trooper Gene Register. Richard Capaldo, 18, of 3805 Paseo Andalusia St., West Palm Beach, was, according to reports, northbound on Jog Road and after stopping his vehicle at a stop sign, continued north across Lake Worth Road Into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Joseph Stevens of Pompano Beach. Neither man was injured. Capaldo was charged with failure to yield right of way. Police And Public Turkey Shoot Set LAKE WORTH - Sharpshooters from the police department will be trying their luck, along with members of the public, at a Turkey Shoot Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Worth Police Pistol Range. There will be two chances of winning a turkey prize, either be obtaining highest score with .22 caliber rifles, or striking a "lucky" target, according to Patrolman Paul Len-nertz, organizer. The annual Turkey Shoot Is being sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. Tickets may be obtained from any member, from the police department or at the range. North A Street, Northwest Park, Sunday. Bridge Classes Set LAKE WORTH - Bridge enthusiasts, and beginners, can now register for instructional games being conducted by Mrs, Doris Brockmlller, according to Recreation Director William Rlchter. Richter said Thursday the session will start at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Civic Center basement. He Is attempting to get pre-reglstratlon Indications to arrange seating for the expected crowd. CLEWISTON - Twenty-one year old Henry Clifton Story, who pulled a husband and wife from the North New River Canal about two miles south of South Bay on Highway 27, Dec. 16, 1966, is the winner of the Carnegie Hero Award and Bronze Star, it was announced in Pittsburgh, Pa., Thursday. The member of a surveying crew, along with a companion, David Mincey, 19, were instrumental in saving the lives of Ivan Napier, 32, and his wife, Bonnie Ruth Napier, 30, former local residents, who have moved to Homestead. At the time of the accident, Florida Highway Patrol trooper Art Larsen shed part of his uniform and assisted Story and Mincey in taking the couple from the water. It was Story who swam about 60 feet from the west bank of the canal to Mrs. Napier, who had managed to extricate herself from the sinking auto. Napier, who was driving In another vehicle in front of the auto being operated by his wife, observed a wheel come off the vehicle and It plunged into the water. The husband swam toward the submerged auto and was near exhaustion when Story reached the couple and guided them both to safety. Mrs. Napier was unconscious when she reached the Vandals Strike On Halloween West Palm Beach police and sheriff's deputies were on the go almost constantly from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday night checking reports of Halloween "pranks" that had apparently approached outright vandalism. At 11 p.m. West Palm Beach police had received 15 reports of damage to property and additional reports were expect" ed. Among the reports received were incidents involving windshields being broken by thrown rocks, eggs and vegetables being thrown at passing cars and automobile tires being slashed. The incidents were widespread and not confined to any one area of the city, police said. The Sheriff's Department reported similar incidents in the county. Afro-American Lectures Slated The Organization for Afro-American Affairs, a Palm Beach Junior College student group, will present the "first Afro-America Odum" begin ning with lectures at 11 a.m. today In the student activity center. Lecturers for the first session of the "Odum," or festival, will be Samuel McDonald, teacher, and Granville Reed, radio news director. The festival will wrap up ,with a dance at 8 p.m. Saturday In the student center. The dance will be highlighted by displays of African artifacts and African fashions. Hopefuls Air Bomb Halt Views Continued from Page 1 the subject in remarks In Tampa Thursday afternoon. He said that if a bombing halt in Vietnam were announced, he would still be suspicious. "I'd wonder because of the Johnson-Humphrey administration's credibility gap," the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate said. Gurney said that the Communists use peace talks to stall, and there is no better example of this than what happened during the Korean war. "All the time that there were peace talks with North Korea, more Americans than before were being killed and wounded." Gurney, several hours before President Johnson announced the bombing halt In Vietnam, added: "They (The North Vietnamese) would rather do business with Hubert Humphrey than with the other two presidential candidates." Gurney also said, "I hope there is peace in Vietnam." Western Union Has New Rates Western Union has announced the introduction of a new, simplified Interstate rate structure for telegram services. Effective today a single basic Interstate telegram rate Is established for each of two classes of service $2.25 for a telegram and $1.70 for an overnight telegram. Under the simplified rate structure, the new "telegram" service replaces the former full-rate telegram and day letter. The night letter is renamed "overnight telegram." Overnight money order service is discontinued, and all money orders are handled in the same manner as telegrams. The new rates also add a 75-cent charge for messenger delivery when specified by the sender. Set Up Offices TOKYO (UTD Radio Hanoi said Thursday the National Liberation Froni (NLF), political arm of the Viet Cong, has established permanent offices In Syria and Tanzania. The Palm Beach Post 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Fla. 33402 Published every morning except Saturday and Sunday by P--ry Publication!. Inc., al 3751 S Dlxfe Highway, West Palm Beach, Fla. Entered aa second c jss mall at Wept Palm Beach. Published every Saturday and Sunday In combination with The Faun Beach Timet, aa The palm Beach Post Times. Subscription rites and additional Information on Editorial Page. Kirk Creates 30-Man Migrant Affairs Group Thant Gratified By Bombing Halt TALLAHASSEE (AP) Gov. Claude Kirk said Thursday he Is creating a 30-man commission on migrant affairs to help seasonal farm workers and to protect growers. James Bax, director of the governor's Office of Economic Opportunity, said Fred Sikes, vice president of U.S. Sugar Corp. In Clewiston, will be asked to be chairman. Invitations to sit on the panel will be sent to other state officials, growers, packers and migrant organizations Friday, he said. Kirk charged the commission "to meet the ends of the agricultural enterprise and also the needs of the migrant UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Secretary-General U Thant expressed gratification Thursday night at President Johnson's decision to stop all U.S. bombardment of North Vietnam. He said Ambassador J.R. Wiggins. U.S. chief delegate, had informed him of the decision, shortly before Johnson announced it. Thant declined a formal statement, saying, "I have to study this before I comment." But when asked if he was gratified at the President's decision, he replied, "Of course. You know my position." For more than 2', years he has advocated the arrangotwnt

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