The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 1, 1968 · Page 14
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 14

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, November 1, 1968
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It-Palm Beach Post, Friday, November 1, 1968 NEED NEW F100RS? GRIFFINS Soutfcom IM. at Lok Avo. 832-7561 Truck Plunges Into Canal; Vietnam Amputee Is Rescued Gurney Predicts Victory Byl25,000-VoteEdge Wayne Thomas and Sheriff John W. Collier saw his pickup truck leave State Road 78, about 4.5 miles south of here, and overturn into a roadside canal. Thomas, according to Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Wayne Bennett, was able to reach Pearce, who was trapped in the overturned truck cab In about four feet of water and pull him to safety. Collier said he and Thomas were patrolling on SR-78 when they saw the pickup truck coming toward them after rounding a curve. The sheriff told Thomas "that car is not going to make It" and about that time the OKEECHOBEE - A Vietnam War amputee, Roy Erwln Pearee, 22, of Wolf Road, was saved from drowning Thursday when Deputy Sheriff REID Pi TAX ASSESSOR vehicle slid off on the west shoulder for about 150 feet. Pearce was able to drive the vehicle onto the highway and It careened across the two-lane artery, down an embankment where It struck a utility tole and then plunged into the water. As the sheriff operated a light, Thomas Jumped Into the waters that lead into Eagle Bay, forced the door of the truck open and pulled Pearce to safety. Bennett said the war veteran, who lost his left leg In combat, suffered only minor injuries. He was not hospitalized. The trooper said the 1968-model pickup was a total loss. Pearce was issued a citation for failure to have his vehicle under control. Bennett said the motorist would have been trapped inside the cab had not Collier and Thomas witnessed the crash and reached Pearce Immediately. The accident occurred about 1 a.m., Bennett reported. ty, to become the GOP senatorial candidate. Gurney explained that some of his polls were random ones, aimed at getting a state-wide sampling rather than a positive picture In all counties. This is why, Gurney continued, "I don't have any percentages for Dade of Hillsborough counties. Collins, Gurney declared, "is worried whether he will even carry his own county of Hillsborough." Gurney said "The rock-bottom, or the least I can get In Dade, Is 38 per cent of the vote there." That is the percentage that Barry Goldwater, GOP presidential candidate In 1964, got In Dade County, Gu-ney continued. Ills loss In Dade County, Gurney said, "Will be offset by the votes I get In Pinellas and Hillsborough counties." Gurney said he Is expecting large majorities in Orange, Brevard, Palm Beach and Broward counties. He predicted he would win in Duval (Jacksonville), the Florida Panhandle and In all of the state's less populous counties. Of the state's 67 counties, he conceded only Dade outright to Collins. The reason for his optimism, Gurney Insisted, "is that the voters have a real choice (on Nov. 5). "Collins represents the Johnson-Humphrey administration and I'm against this administration." His opponent, Gurney charged, "hasn't once discussed the Issue of inflation. "He (Collins) doesn't talk about rising crime and what to do about It. He tells some poppycock about establishing regional training centers for law-enforcement officers. I'm for federal aid with no strings attached to improve local law enforcement. "This could mean higher salaries for local police officers, more police officers, or both. "Collins is soft on the law-and-order issue and the people know It." Gurney campaigned Thursday In Hillsborough County by visiting industrial plants, his headquarters here, the county court house, the federal building and a bank. He plans to visit Pensacola, Tallahassee and Leesburg today. SLIGHTLY HURT . . . Modern Library Classics best of the world's Great Literature REG. 3.95 NOW AT YOUR SERVICE! Sound lik orilh-mik to you? It's iratl Thn h nowtpopor talk lor 1 column by I inch od. Think il't too unoH to be no-tkod? You'ro rooding it . . . . . aren't you? Pott-Timot Ad-Vftitinf poytt l L.CLv i-JHiBitllfli in I! 1x1 m t4'V FOR EFFECTIVE . . . EFFICIENT . . . DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT ... AS YOUR NEW TAX COLLECTOR . . . To Ask Council Drop Pay Boost BOYNTON BEACH - City Councilman G. H. Collins said Thursday that he will ask his fellow councilmen to drop a pay raise request for themselves. "I'm going to make my request at next Monday night's regular council meeting," Collins said, "and ask that the question of councllmen's pay not be put to a referendum vote in the Dec. 3 municipal election." Councilman J. V. Gallo originally proposed two weeks ago a $50 a month increase for council members. Councilmen now are paid $150 a month, plus $35 a month forexpenses. LIMITED QUANTITIES WALDEN BOOK STORE (! . itauVi rirmi inoir rum"'"'" 1 ' ' rVA.U"KB PALM BEACH MALL Ph. 683-2807 Indian River Ups Construction Total VERO BEACH - The growth pattern In Indian River County during the past year is pushing the combined city-county estimated construction costs over the $9 million mark. According to the Vero Beach-Indian River County Building Department, this year's building permits up to and including October In the city totaled $6,305,271 in estimated construction costs. In the county, this year's building permits Issued up to and Including October totaled $2,641,822 In construction costs. 1ALI ? IB By ELVIS LAN E Staff Writer TAMPA (AFN) U.S. Rep. Edward J. Gurney predicted Thursday he will defeat LeRoy Collins, his Democratic opponent for the U.S. Senate, by a majority of 125,000 votes. Gurney, of Winter Park, said this forecast was based on recent polls his organization has taken throughout Florida. The polls Indicated that 1,850,000 Florldlans will vote In the Senatorial contest next Tuesday, Gurney said, and "55 per cent will be for me and 45 percent for Collins." Meanwhile, according to the polls Gurney was quoting, about 2,100,000 will vote for one of the three presidential candidates, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey or George Wallace. Jim Martin, Gurney's administrative assistant, offered this explanation as to why approximately 250,000 more persons will vote for the presidential candidates than for the senatorial or other candidates: "It's always like this during a presidential election. "A certain percentage, unless they can pull down the lever for a straight party ticket vote, won't take the time to mark their choices among the other candidates. They'll vote their selection for president and then walk out of the voting booth." This year, with addition of Wallace as a strong third party candidate for president, some 250,000 Florldlans will not vote the rest of the ballot, Martin estimated. Martin said this conclusion was reached after studying the results of the polls taken for the Gurney organization by Nolan Market Research, Inc., Orlando. Gurney conceded that he will lose in populous Dade County (Miami) but that he will win in Pinellas County (St. Petersburg). Hillsborough County (Tampa), and Collins' home, "is a tossup," Gurney said. About three weeks ago the St. Petersburg Times, which supports Collins, announced that a poll It had conducted showed the Democratic standard bearer almost a 2-1 favorite over Gurney. "Our polls showed that 60 per cent in Pinellas County will vote for me and 31 per cent for Collins," Gurney said. "That leaves nine per cent undecided." Gurney reminded newsmen during a press conference here that a poll by the St. Petersburg Times predicted that Herman Goldner would beat Gurney in Pinellas County during the Republican primary last May. Gurney won almost 8-1 In the primary, even carrying Pinellas, Goldner's home coun m 1 U ul II -a I u ft. FRI.-SAT.-SUN. DSUVE'INS HOW OPEN 8 A.RI. TO 6 P.M. AND TRUST COMPANY Of IIVIUA HACK MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION LARGEST DISCOUNT CHAIN IN THE PALM BEACHES DELIVERY SERVICE 965-3300 - FREE ICE - PARTY SERVICE - GLASSES & PORTABLE BARS QUART QUART SMIRNOFF VODKA 80" KESSLER'S BLEND 4 4 BBSS SALE QUART 1' " CALVERT QUART POPOV QUART EARLY TIMES BOURBON 29 GIN VODKA 89 COLO QUART In I if ) C ( , ' j "WHY IS JESS YARBOROUGH AFRAID TO FACE THE PEOPLE SfAGRAM'S FALSTAFF 6 PACK 1 2 OZ. CANS I ExtraPq GIN 44 1' OF FLORIDA?" - v J I A ' ft s a 1 I IMPORTED TI m n 8 in mi n I NECTAROSE PASSPORT SCOTCH 86 still ran from the opportunity to face the voters of Florida. Is Jess Yarborough afraid to attempt to defend the work of the Democratic members of the Public Service Commission over the past years? Is he afraid to admit that the Public Service Commission is merely a rubber stamp for the big utilities? Is Jess Yarborough to be another Jerry Carter on the Public Service Commission? Don't let this important post of vast influence continue tc drift aimlessly down the stream of higher and higher utility rates. Vote to put a breath of fresh air into the Public Service Commission. Elect Ray C. Osborne your Public Service Commissioner. The candidates fcr the Florida Public Service Commission were offered the opportunity to appear on a statewide television network to debate the issues of the Public Service Commission campaign contest. Time was to be provided by the educational television stations of Florida through an act of the Florida Legislature designed to better inform Florida voters about the issues and the candidates. Ray C. Osborne accepted the challenge to face the voters of Florida, but Jess Yarborough refused, citing "conflicts in schedule." Ray Osborne said that he would make any changes in his schedule necessary to accommodate Mr. Yarborough and would appear with him at a time and place of his choosing. Mr. Yarborough 1 T199 ii fifth 49! 99 fth REPUBLICAN-Paid forbytheOsborneCmpaignCommittee.R.C.Johnston.Treas.

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