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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 5

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Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 19685 KEEP OUR COURTS Soviets Hosted 6 Florida Utilities Could Reduce Rates, Accounting Firm Claims officials at a lunch Monday as he concluded a two-week Russian vacation. MOSCOW (UPI) Visiting Finnish Prime Minister Mauno Kolvisto hosted Soviet TROU! Ml mm companies was set for Nov. 25-26 in Miami. Attorneys from all the major utilities crowded the com mission hearing room for the presentation. Parr said total current flow through for both deferred taxes resulting from liberalized depreciation and from investment credits would result in revenue reductions of 7.2 million from Florida Power Corp., $7.4 million from Florida Power and Light Co., $3.5 million from Gulf Power Co., $4.9 million from Tampa Elec- He EXPERIENCE COUNTS . . . Judge Russell Mcintosh practiced la in Palm Beach n cvjttwv n n nrvrD County 11 years prior to 1960. For 8 years H J"S? he has upheld the dignity of your court. tO0 tion Co., $6.6 million from Southern Bell Telephone Co., and $2.6 million from General Telephone Co. The study was part of an investigation ordered by the PSC of the of the rate structures of the utility companies. Painting Donated WARSAW (AP) The Mexican state of Jalisco had donated a mural by Jose Guiller-mo Chaves Vega to a Warsaw school named for Mexican independence hero Benito Juarex 1870-72. The painting paired Juarez symbolically with the Polish-American Revolutionary war hero Tad-eusz Kosclus'zko 1746-1817. RUSSELL Sweet Trial Slowed By State's Testimony mm SENIOR CRIMINAL COURT JUDGE DEMOCRAT (ZSZZ2 TALLAHASSEE (UPI) -The Florida Public Service Commission Monday received a report expected to be hotly contested by major public utilities which said six utilities could cut their revenues as much as $32. 2 million per year through a change in accounting methods. Dr. Josephus Parr, supervisor of the operations research staff of the Ernst and Ernst national accounting firm, said a switch to the "flow-through" method of accounting by the six largest electric and telephone companies could result in rate reductions. But Carl White, chairman of the firm's public utilities services division, testified there was "justification" for allowing the utilities as well as the public to share in the benefits of the switch to flow-through accounting. "It can be said without question that they have planned, managed, and implemented a program for bringing utility service to their respective service areas in Florida in an outstanding manner, in support of the economy of and growth of these service areas and the State of Florida," he said. "This appears to furnish justification for the utilities sharing in such benefits." The testimony came during the presentation of a study carried out by Ernst and Ernst for the PSC. Cross-examination by the utility lawyers was scheduled for Nov. 20-22 in Tallahassee and rebuttal testimony from utility BARTOW (AP) The first degree murder retrial of John J. Sweet slowed Monday as the state began to plod through mounds of records in an apparent attempt to show a money link between Sweet and the victim's widow. Sweet is charged with hiring two Boston underworld figures to kill wealthy Sebring citrus-man Charles Von Maxcy on Oct. 3, 1966. Sweet's first trial on the charges ended with a hung jury a year ago. Called to the witness stand was a friend of Sweet, Rocco REID Christmas Seal Head Is Named Miss Ruth Ranson, R.N., retired Palm Beach County Health Department Director of Nursing, will serve as honorary chairman of the 1968 local Christmas Seal campaign. Announcement of Miss Sanson's acceptance of the post was made Monday by George Boutwell, chairman of the campaign committee of the Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association of Southeast Florida. Miss Ranson will work in cooperation with Frank Blair, television and radio newscaster, who was appointed earlier this year as National Honorary Christmas Seal chairman. the 1968 campaign opens here officially on Nov. 7 and runs through Dec. 31. Crettl of Mlramar, who testified he loaned Sweet $1,000 In 1966. He said the debt was not repaid by Sweet, but by a "mutual friend" who went further unidentified. The state said It would show that Irene Macxy, who has admitted to having an affair with Sweet before and after her husband's death, provided Sweet with the money, including the alleged $36,000 payment for the killing of her husband. A second witness was Charles Demetz of the Manufacturers National Bank of Mansfield, Mass., a short distance from Foxboro, Sweet's hometown. Demetz said Sweet had $442 in the bank at the time of his arrest in 1967. When the bank learned of the arrest, the money was placed against a $1,000 loan Sweet had secured, said Demetz. Man Wounded By Spear Gun A Freeport, Bahamas, man was In "fair" condition Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital after being treated Sunday for a spear gun wound in his abdomen. Hospital officials said Jerry Martin, 26, whose address was listed as Freeport, was flown in from the islands late Sunday afternoon for treatment. According to emergency room reports, Martin had a spear from a spear gun protu-ding from his stomach. The accident apparently occurred during a deep sea fishing trip, a hospital spokesman said. The only Information available was that Martin was in waters far off Freeport when he was wounded. Martin was in the Intensive care unit at Good Samaritan and not In condition to be questioned, the spokesman said. Elizabeth II Touring LONDON (AP) Queen Elizabeth II will travel nearly 18,000 miles In Royal Air Force planes on her current South American tour. She and her husband, Prince Philip, who attended the Olympics in Mexico, will return Nov. 18 from Santiago, Chile. 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