The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 25
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 25

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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BIS Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 3, 1968 Bribe Attempt Charges Heard offered him $5,000 to halt the f. f ) 'W'V'-' & Tucker said that on Oct. 23 Clocca was again waiting for him outside his store and the mayor said Clocca had told him he was disappointed with the action. "Mr. Clocca said 11 you knew the right people you could fix things," Tucker said. According to Tucker, Clocca then told him that Johnson had been to see Gilbert and had Gilbert, who said he had no liking tor Clocca, admitted to McDonald he referred to the man as "the cockroach," and said that Informants had told him that Clocca was heard bragging on the Indian Hills golf course that the city attorney could be bribed. He admitted he had been brought before the Bar Association Grievence Committee several years ago on charges by Clocca. He said he had later been exonerated, and denied Cloc-ca's charges at that time. to monitor the next meeting between him and Johnson, and to trace the cashier's check to Clocca. However, according to testimony to Tucker, he heard Clocca say to Johnson over the telephone he had no authority to offer any money and that the whole deal would have to wait until the Lupes came to Fort Pierce in November. It was that night that Tucker and Gilbert took out the warrants for the two men's arrest, Gilbert said. mm (MUSS o proceedings. Clocca said Gilbert accepted, Tucker said. Tucker testified that Clocca later confirmed the story when he arranged for Tucker to listen In on a telephone conversation between Clocca and Johnson. Gilbert said the money had been offered him as a "legal fee" by Johnson for whatever he could do to halt the proceedings. According to Gilbert, Johnson said the money would be paid In a cashier's check he would obtain from Clocca. Gilbert said he had agreed to go along with Johnson but said as soon as the real estate man left his office, he contacted Police Lt. James Britcher and State Atty. Charles Carlton to set up electronic devices HAS 15 UKOH iniioi DICK IKK INIIDI TAIl UOHt INIIDI Willi FORT PIERCE St. Lucie County Judge Jack Rogers reserved ruling Friday after hearing two-and-one-half-hours of testimony Involving charges that Joseph Clocca and D. Lloyd Johnson had attempted to bribe City Atty. Spencer Gilbert to halt proceedings In a land condemnation suit. First testimony heard in the preliminary hearing dealt with the warrant swom out against Clocca by Mayor Milton Tucker. No testimony, however, was heard on the warrant sworn out by Gilbert for Johnson's arrest on charges he had actually offered the bribe. Judge Rogers said no decision would be handed down until after the testimony had been heard concerning Johnson's participation. If any, In the alleged bribery attempt. He set that hearing for Monday at 10 a.m. Mayor Tucker and City Atty. Gilbert both took the stand Friday for Intensive questioning directed by Cioc-ca's attorney, C. L. (Pete) McDonald. In the course of questioning, Tucker said Clocca had met with him on Oct. 9 In the parking lot behind Tucker's women's ready-to-wear store and had asked the mayor to look further Into the property before allowing the condemnation proceedings to begin or until the out-of-state owners could be here. The six-acre tract of land off Oleander Avenue had been designated by the city for part of Its open space parks project. Tucker said he asked Gilbert to bring a map of the property and other papers he might have to the Oct, 14 meeting. He said the commissioners all agreed at that time to proceed to acquire the Oleander Avenue property owned by Wade and Rose Lupe of Schenectady, N.Y. GET ON OUR BANDWAGON! ZIEBARTS great in sixty eight! (in 69, 70, 71, 72, 73 too!) Photo by John Crystal BEAUTY WINNERS - Rigina night in the West Palm Beach Audi-Bryant, 15, daughter of Mrs. Ida M. torium. Deloris Carter, 20, daught-Bryant of 571 First St. W., Riviera er of Mrs. Manita Robinson of 1324 Beach, left, was named Miss Teen W. 37th St., Riviera Beach, was 1969 at a show and dance Friday named Miss 20th Century 1969. Autopsy Asked In Death Of Driver Who Hit House Motel Man Wounded LAKE HARBOR The apparent accidental discharge of a small caliber weapon near here Saturday sent a Hollywood motel operator, Roy Dale Grant, 25, of 325 N. Federal Highway, to Glades General Hospital, Belle Glade, with a gunshot wound In his left foot. Deputy Sheriff Donald Barnes was told by the victim's wife, Mrs. Theresa Grant, that the accident occurred as they were target shooting on the dike south of here. Grant was admitted to the hospital. His condition was listed as good. Joins Embassy WASHINGTON (UPI)-An-gela Novello, personal secretary to the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, said Friday she has taken a Job with the U.S. embassy In Copenhagen, Denmark, because "It's too depressing here now." Miss Novello will serve as secretary to U.S. Ambassador Angler Biddle Duke, a friend of the Kennedy family. GOP District 34 Pd. Pol. Adv. only ZIEBART YEARS PROOF BEHIND IT FORT PIERCE An autopsy has been requested to learn the cause of death of a motorist who ran into a house at 2:24 p.m. Saturday afternoon and was found dead behind the steering wheel of his car, police said. The victim was Identified as Alonzo Hart, 68, of 715 Citrus Avenue, Fort Pierce. Police officer Tom Myer said it was believed that Hart may have suffered a heart attack. The death scene was at the Intersection of Orange Avenue and 18th Street. Hart came out of 18th Street to tum west onto Orange, crossed four lanes of the highway, Jumped the curb, MUM dooi rom iniih toot mniu CMIOMI mouioinoi xMptapaM. ' .VI IJtvi -IV INIIOI then ran through shrubbery and the front yard of a residence, and smashed into the corner of the frame house at 1807 Orange Avenue, police reported. The home, owned by R. M. Blanton, suffered about $100 damage. But the 1966 Cutlass Oldsmoblle sustained at least $500 damage, officers said. The body was taken to Fort Pierce Memorial Hospital. SUM1III PANIU ' IU1.HH rAMIU INIIDI DOO 1101 INIIDI IINDH Wll Engine Explodes. Boat Destroyed JO&bliUmPIIREV STATE SENATOR BE SAAART-ZIEBART stop in at our only WPB location 1030 26th St., W.P.B. call 832-6609 ZIEBART now available in spray cans $2.98 Recall Trucks DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler Corp. reported Friday it was recalling 19 of Its 1969 model, D-200 trucks for Inspection and replacement, where necessary, of wheels that do not meet Chrysler specifications. Chrysler said It Informed the National Highway Safety Bureau this week that the owners of the trucks return them to their dealers for BEST BY QUALIFICATION THELMA WYMER u;vi:k :jo- itt:ii klican SCHOOL BOARD - DISTRICT 3 94. Pol. Adv. by Camp. Traot. iniidi U0HI Willi mm hood COMMIT! I UNOIUIDI it Here's why : BELLE GLADE - Two teenage water skliers escaped uninjured Saturday when the 155-horsepower engine of the boat they were using apparently exploded in the Rim Canal of Lake Okeechobee, about five miles southwest of the Belle Glade Marina. The 16-foot fiber glass inboard-outboard boat valued at $3,300 was a total loss. It Realtors Install Julian J. Jowalsas of Jo-Aces, Inc., was Installed as president of the West Palm Beach Board of Realtors Saturday night at Ramada Inn. H. Lee Watts Jr. was the outgoing president. David Nuss-baum, Jacksonville, president of the Florida Association of Realtors, was the installing officer. More than 125 persons were present. Other officers installed were William C. Hollenbeck, vice president; Jim Graham, secretary, and Richard Gibson, treasurer. The new directors seated were Nathaniel J. Orr, Jean Parker, John Shirk and Rudolph Silk. Ex-officio members are A. Lee Watts, past president, and Ted Brown. The new multiple listing Bureau members are Jean Parker and Mary Lou Baldwin. Southeast Faces Chill WASHINGTON (AP) - The Southeastern third of the nation is liktlj to get some overcoat weather during the nex' 30 days. i The Welather Bureau in its outlook fin the next mont!-said the South Atlantic and the East Gull I stales especlalh will have cooler than usua' temperatures. But acrpsfe the western ha! of the coujntpy the picture wi! be Just thf opposite. Predom nantly abive normal temper;-tures are xpected there. But elsewhere in the natio conditions ii'111 be about not mal for la je fall. Precipitation will excoei normal along the West Coast, the west; and central gulf coast, and pver much of the Northeast; the bureau said, j Today's Activities WEST PALM BEACH Southwest Volunteer Fire Department, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fire Station, 1108 S. Military Trail; annual barbecue; pub-lice invited. LAKE WORTH Gold Coast Chess Club, 2 p.m., 108 North ASt. jazz ballet for teenagers City Judge v City and County Prosecutor -y City Councilman 16 years general practice of law. Admitted to the Supreme Court of the, U.S., Federal Circuit & District y Courts, Florida Supreme Court V Graduated magna cum laude from Univ. of Miami Law School V' Member of Elks, Lions, Jaycees, Ocean Sciences & Engineering Council, Community Services Council Member American Bar Assn., Florida Bar Assn., National District Attorneys Assn., i Police Chiefs Assn. of Palm Beach County was owned by municipal Judge Robert E. Mathews Jr., 800 Fleming Drive. According to Sheriff's Detective George Suttle and Deputy Ray Noland, the boat was being piloted by Mike Cush-man, 17, as Robert E. Mathews III, 16, was preparing to "takeoff." The two youths, students at Florida Central Academy, Sorrento, were visiting with the Mathew sfamily for the weekend. Cushman told Suttle and No-land the boat was idling as young Mathews was putting on his skils. There was an explosion, which blew the cover off the high-powered engine, and flames began licking around the engine well. Young Cushman Jumped overboard as the flames spread through the craft. The two youths were picked up by a pair of Lake Park fishermen, Jim Walkup, of 142 Foresteria Drive, and George Oliver, who failed to list an address, and were taken to Slim's Fish Camp located on Torry Island. Judge Mathews said he was called to the scene and accompanied the deputies to the area where the boat was still burning. Gambling Charged PAHOKEE Six area residents were arrested Saturday when Deputy Sheriff Ray No-land, patrolling the Streamline area outside the city limits, observed an alleged dice game In progress along State Rd. 717. Charged with gambling and released on $100 bond each were Buford Love Jr., 22, of 305 S. Lake Ave.; Jimmy Lee Hart, 19, of 363 S. Lake Ave.; Gus Walker, 26, of 131 Booker Place; Lee Gaston, 32, of Johnson Court; James Washington, 26, of Everglades Project, and Frank Pompey Jr., 25, of the Pompey building. All of the defendants will appear In magistrate's court. Copters Praised By Westmoreland WASHINGTON (AP) -Gen. William C. Westmoreland, Army chief of staff, said Friday that but for the helicopter, the allies would have to station a million more troops in Vietnam. Westmoreland told the Army Aviation Association that helicopters were the first tactical force to support South Vietnam, and without them "we would be In the same boots as the British were In Malaysia and the French in IndoChina," he said. Begins NOV. 12 Mr. Holland 832-5194 ELECT Group 2 Democrat GRACE KAYWELL Coll Tue. i Fri. 5-4 p.m. ENRCLl NOW PD. POL. AOV. BY CANDIDATE n L

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