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12S Palm Fearh Post, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1968 Building Height Limit Elimination Proposed Piano Duo Back Again At Boca In Return For Path To Beach i I c r w Association; Mrs. Kenneth Parmelee of Boca Raton, and Mrs. Charles Pooler of Boca Raton, chairman of the event. Besides the book fair, class room visits, a student production of "The Fantastics" and a concert by the Flying Scotsmen chorus are featured weekend events. BOOK FAIR READIED - A "book fair" is one of several activities planned for Parents' Weekend Saturday and Sunday at St. Andrews' School for Boys in Boca Raton. Making decorating preparations here are, from left, Mrs. Robert Ra-born, of Delray Beach, president of The Mothers FERRANTE AND TEICHER Lantana Policeman Quits In Dispute With Chief Severe Injuries Result From Outboard Accident past 18 months. Prior to Jones being appointed, the town had a series of police chiefs, and resignations, during a six-month period. an outline of it has been forwarded to the council. The resignation breaks a period of relative calm the police department has held for the BELLE GLADE An attempt to launch a 14-foot outboard boat at Slim's fish camp on Torry Island, Saturday, almost proved fatal to a former Large Voter Turnout Expected In Glades 20 Road, Bridge Projects Completed BOCA RATON - A give and take proposition intended to provide beach access "paths" at no cost to the city in exchange for unlimited building heights along the ocean front is to be discussed before the City Council. Builders under the plan would be allowed to build higher than the present 150-foot ceiling if they would deed over to the city a minimum of a 10-foot strip of land from SR A1A to the beach. This would give bathers access to the ocean and use of the strip of public property between the high and low water mark. The exact width of these access strips would be governed by the height above 150 feet a developer wished to build. Several pros and cons to the Idea already have been expressed. On the positive side of the ledger, is the position that such a move would break up the creation of a "concrete wall" separating bathers from the beach, except at presently determined points. Arguments against the proposed plan Include the question of parking as parking areas would have to be developed, and the problem of trespassing. Under the present law, bathers would not be able to use the beach north or south of an access strip when the water Is at high tide. The plan comes from the Planning and Zoning Board and follows a recent related action taken by the council. At the Oct. 15 meeting, the council directed City Manager Alan Alford to study the feasibility of Including funds for beach access roads at NE 6th and 15th Streets in next year's Capital Improvement Program. No costs were mentioned. Alford has made a note on the matter for consideration when CIP action is due next spring. He spoke unofficially in support of the idea Monday, asking, "What difference does it make if an ocean front high rise Is 150 feet or higher?" Howard Burr, president of International Organlcs, Inc., las told the city manager he would appear before the coun-:il tonight to report on the status of his proposed compost plant. Tonight is the deadline for Burr to show evidence of the company's corporate structure, Its financial capability, and to report on a possible plant site. City officials are pessimistic now of a compost plant in operation here. The city has a contract to pay compost contractors $3.50 a ton to take and treat city garbage beginning March 5, 1969. In a related matter, council will be advised of a proposed land exchange with a private developer who wants to obtain the now-filled south dump in return for another dumping area. Mason Realty Corp., which Is making the proposition, has not disclosed the "several" sites It wishes to trade. Fred Mason said he has plans for building apartments and homes at the south Dixie Highway dump area. In a issue deferred from last week because of the absence of Alford who was away on business, the council is to look at the matter of retaining street corner fire call boxes. They have reportedly been given little use for the "high" upkeep costs. The council is also to consider the purchase of six new police cars, and eight new trucks for various divisions of the Department of Public Works. Plans Set For Parents At School BOCA RATON The "Book Fair", a student presentation of the "Fantastics", and a concert by the Flying Scots chorus are entertainment scheduled for the annual Parents' Weekend, Saturday, and Sunday, at Saint Andrew's School. The Mothers' Association is sponsoring the Book Fair during the two days for the benefit of the school library. Mrs. Charles Pooler, chairman of the fair, announced that many books needed by the school will be on display in the library and they can be purchased for the school. There will be tables of gift books for Christmas shopping or family gifts. Registration Is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Fuller Lounge. A parents' meeting will be at 11 a.m. In the school chapel, followed by the Flying Scots concert. The Mothers' Association meeting, conducted by Mrs. Robert Raborn, president, is at 12:30 p.m. with luncheon at 1 p.m. A varsity football game between Saint Andrew's and Berkely Preparatory School is at 2 p.m. and the Fantastics will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday. IJoca ("enter To Hold Dance BOCA RATON The Community Center is holding the first adult dance of the season from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday, sponsored by the Boca Raton Recreational Department. .James McDowell, ballroom dance instructor, will be the host for the dance. Also scheduled by the Recreation Department is the first graduation of the season of the Dog Obedience Training Class, to be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Trainer Ray Nadeau will award his trophy for the best dog In the class and a trophy from the Recreation Department for the best trainer. A new Dog Obedience Class will begin Nov. 12 for another six-week series, meeting twice weekly at 1(1 a.m. The newly organized camera club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Center. Special guest speaker for the evening will be John Opal, editor of the Boca Raton News. A new series of organ lessons for adults will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday at 8 p.m. with instructor James Rutan at the Community Center. BOCA RATON - The piano team of Ferrante and Telcher, famous for movie scores, are scheduled for a return concert engagement here Nov. 10 under sponsorship of Florida Atlantic University. Tickets for the performance to be held In the Great Hall at the Boca Raton Hotel and Club are available to the public. They go on sale Thursday at the FAU student lounge, Keit-zer's Men's Shop, Vincent's Music Store or at the "hall" the night of the 8:30 p.m. performance. Arrangements for free parking at this second in the school's concert scries have been made, according to the office of Nan S. Hutchison, dean of women and chairman of the Student Series Committee. It will be the piano duoists second FAU concert. They performed a packed house of 2,000 last vears. from cuts received when he fell from the fiberglass craft and he was struck at least twice by the propellor on the 18-horsepower engine. John R. Nutt, 53, of 637 SE Second St., who had gone to the fish camp with Litchfield to launch the boat, said the retired Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction employe was thrown from the boat when he started the motor Inside the slip area. The small boat began traveling in circles and Litchfield was knocked below surface of the water twice, suffering severe cuts of the head and right arm. Nutt said he was about 15 feet from the walkway at the boat shed when the accident happened. He observed Litchfield swim toward the dock as Sollle Corbln, one of the owners of the fish camp, and his son, Gordon Corbin, came to the injured man's assistance. Although bleeding from head and arm injuries, Litchfield managed to swlnto the dock where Nutt and young Corbin were able to pull him onto the narrow dock walkway. The fish camp owner had taken another boat and rammed the Litchfield craft to keep lt from making an additional circle toward the bleeding accident victim. Nutt said that Litchfield, who spends the summer In North Carolina, had requested his assistance in taking the small boat to the marina boat dock now that the tropical storm season appears to have passed. There was no estimate of the damage to the Litchfield boa. Delray Approves Law Complex Pact DELRAY BEACH - A special city council meeting Monday afternoon was the stage setting for a contract signing for Dleray Beach's long-sought law enforcement pact. City representatives, the architect and representatives of Hays & Robinson Construction Co., Boynton Beach, were present for the signing of the $409,790.53 construction contract. An additional $41,700 is to be spent on jail equipment for the structure to be located between SW Second and Third Avenues on SW First Street. Hays & Robinson representatives anticipate that preliminary work for construction can be begun within two weeks. The new law complex is to be completed In about 10 months. Leonard High Sets 'Sing-In' Tonight LAKE WORTH - A "Sit In, Sing-In" Hootnanny will be given by The Folksters of John I. Leonard High School chorus tonight at 7:30 In the school gymnasium, according to Mrs. Edward Anderson, president of the Choral Patrons' Association. The program, part of the school's week-long homecoming activities, will benefit the chorus' fund for music and robes, said Mrs. Anderson. She also announced that the chorus will perform for Palm Springs PTA November 12 and plans various fund-raising projects In the near future. Wreaths Offered BUDAPEST (UPI) Hungarian officials laid wreaths Monday at the graves of "martyrs" of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, the official MTI news agency said. The Russians suppressed the uprising 12 years ago. LANTANA Michael Stro-mick, patrolman here for the past two years, resigned Monday after a clash of opinion with Police Chief Kenneth Jones. The chief has recommended that the town council accept the resignation, he confirmed late Monday afternoon. Stromick was formerly chief of police at Boynton Beach for almost a year. He resigned from that position for "personal reasons", and shortly after joined the Lantana force as a patrolman. He had been with Boynton Beach for nine years, and worked his way through the ranks. He said from hs home Monday afternoon; "I resigned on the spot, effective 11 a.m. today. There were certain conditions which existed, and I could not work there any more. I have nothing else In mind at this time." Stromick declined to enlarge on the"conditions". JOnes also remained silent oi specifics. The chief said he has already made his recommendations to the mayor and council to accept the resignation. Stor-mlck's written resignation states he took the action at the request of the chief. "I told him to give resignation some consideration, "Jones said. "He did not measure up to the standards required of members of the department. I would rather not go into specifics." It Is understood that the two men clashed over the handling of an incident in town during the past weekend. No report of the incident was available, but FAU Drama Unit In Need Of Props BOCA RATON Do you have an old lion suit lying around? Have a sewing machine not being used? How about an old sword, or furniture and clothes? The drama department at Florida Atlantic University is In need of such Items In addition to "about anuthing" else, according to Instructor Hal La Temple. The department can use such costumes and props for Its Children's Theater which goes on tour this month. It will present "The Wizard of Oz" at area schools which have large numbers of cultural disadvantaged children. Contributions to the theater costume chest so far include three hair pieces, a full-length dinner coat, a sofa and a washer. Prospective donors may contact La Temple at FAU. Boys State governor Wilson, a senior at Hollywood Hills High School, said that "taking pride" is part of being an American. Commenting that war is uglyjt he aid that some of the uglier things In the U.S. today are'not caring about the "other guy" and "not caring, period." Wilson asked, "Can you honestly say you're proud to be an American If you are more Interested In yourself than your country?" The young Boys State chief executive urged students at Seacrest to "get Involved." He said that urging their parents to vote today would be one way of being Involved. The assembly Monday was highlighted by music by the Seacrest High School band and chorus. assistant principal of Belle Glade High School. Roy Lltchfield,72, of 108 NW Ave. E, is reported Improved In Glades General Hospital, miles of construction of a street In Okeechobee. Work began July 10, 1967, and was completed Sept. 27, 1968, by Gorham Construction of Fort Pierce, at a cost of $358,810. Okeechobee 2.463 miles widening and resurfacing U.S. 441 from SR 78 to the existing four-lanlng in Okeechobee. Work began Oct. 10, 1968, and the contractor, Dickerson Inc., is allowed 40 working days. The cost of the project Is $36,586. St. Lucie County - 7.971 miles of resurfacing on U.S. 1 northbound lanes from the Martin County line northward 5.6 miles and sections from the end of the divided lane to SR 605 In Fort Pierce; and SR 707 In Fort Pierce from the Indian River Drive to U.S. 1. Work began June 20, 1968, and was completed Oct. 1, 1968, by Dlckerson Inc. at a cost of $186,009. Aspirants Due At Open Forum BOYNTON BEACH - All eight city council candidates in Boynton Beach's Nov. 19 primary election are scheduled to be featured at an open forum at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Woman's Club building here. Sponsored by the Boynton Beach Junior Women's Club, the Woman's Club and the Boynton Beach News-Journal, the forum Is open to the public. Master of ceremonies for the program will be Ernest G. Simon, Delray Beach attorney. Each of the eight candidates In the race for three council seats will be allowed five minutes to present his qualifications and platform. A ques-tion-and-answer session will follow the candidates' talks. Riviera Man Held For FBI In Theft A Riviera Beach man was In West Palm Beach City Jail late Monday night In lieu of $20,000 bond on charges of Interstate transportation of stolen property. To be turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Is James D. Paxton, 43, of 1055 W. 26th Court, Riviera Beach. Police said that Paxton was arrested by an FBI agent and Detective Sgt. Robert Wun-derle of the West Palm Beach Police Dept. The types of the goods stolen were not Immediately specified. Protesters Arrested LONDON (UPI) - Police arrested 11 persons Monday as a group of protesters tried to occupy the offices of an electrical firm whose products supposedly were being used In the Vietnam War. The company, Elliot Automation, has denied the charge. One of the demonstration leaders, John Knightly, 22, met with Elliot officials later but said the meeting was certified to cast ballots In the presidential election. Supervisor of elections Horace Beasley said five of the 10 precincts are located within the city limits here. The others are in Pahokee, two; Canal Point; Lake Harbor, South Bay. Although the party line may not mean anything in the various races, there are 9,026 Democrats; 858 Republicans, and 138 voters who list other affiliations. Two precincts, 51 and 55, will vote In the Pahokee High School Gymnasium, two groups, 97 and 114, will cast ballots In the Belle Glade High School Gymnasium; 37 will ballot at the American Legion home here, and 99 will be at Lake Shore High School and 100 at Lakeshore Recreation Center. South Bay voters will exercise their privilege at the old post office building, south of the city hall off Palm Beach Road. Lake Harbor residents will ballot at the First Methodist Church and Canal Point voters will vote at the community center on U.S. 441. Since the last presidential election, new precincts No. 37 and 100 have been added inside the city limits here. Marriage Annulled NEW YORK (AP) A Judge Monday annulled the marriage of Louis S. Stroock, 46, invalid heir to a woolen fortune, who testified he was drunk for 10 months before he realized he had wed a 52-year-old former telephone operator. After five weeks of trial before a Jury, Helen Thompson Stroock withdrew her objections to the annulment, agreeing to accept $35,000 and to return a diamond ring that had belonged to Stroock's mother. Mrs. Stroock had denied Stroock's story that he married her while drunk In the Grand Bahamas In October, 1964, and stayed drunk until August, 1965. Artist To Paint Nixons' Portrait CLARKSDALE, Miss (AP) Marshall Bouldln III, 44-year-old Clarksdale artist, said Monday he had been commissioned for a portrait of Richard Nixon's daughters. Bouldln, who lives and paints on Miramar Plantation near Clarksdale, said he ad learned of the commission earlier in the day and said "I am very pleased with It." He was selected by Patricia Hitt, chairman of the Nixon-Agnew campaign committee, to do the portrait of Julie and Trlcla Nixon. Mrs. Hltt said the portrait would be presented to the Nixons from the "Women for Nixon" workers throughout the country. BELLE GLADE - Plans are being made to handle a large turnout of voters In the 10 Glades-area precincts today with 10,022 eligible electors GUEST SPEAKER Rev. Charles Gordon Connor will speak at Graham-Eckes School in Palm Beach Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. as guest speaker at their bi-weekly forum. Rev. Connor's subject will be "Let's Take a Real Look At The Teenager." Entry Nets Cash, Liquor BELLE GLADE Burglars, who apparently waited until a post-Halloween party at the local Elks Club, 300 SE Ave. E, was concluded, broke into the new building of the Fraternal Order Sunday and took four cases of liquor and an unknown amount of cash. Detective Horace Mann said the break-In was discovered about 7:30 a.m. by Lee Ve-reen, a club employe, of 601 SW Ave. E. Entrance to the new $100,000 Elks lodge was made by forcing a door on the southeast side of the building. The burglars used a crowbar and tire tool to force the lock on the door and then kicked in doors leading to the liquor closet and office. A cigarette machine and juke box were also looted, according to Mann and Sgt. Wilbur Hugglns, who came upon the scene after Vereen had gone to notify club officials of his discovery. Mann said the cleanup of the club was complete about 3 a.m. and the thieves had about three hours to burglarize the club before the break-In was discovered. FAU's Studio 30 To Present 2 Plays BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University's Studio 30 will offer two one-act plays Thursday and Friday. Irish and American playwrights will be represented when John MUlington Synge's "Riders to the Sea" and Edward Albee's "The American Dream" are presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Building, Room 30. The performances are open to the public without charge. x J.. V By JACK HARPER Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE (AFN) The Florida State Road Department Monday announced the completion of 20 road and bridge projects in the state. The projects Included: Martin County 2.952 miles rebuilding SR 726 from a point one mile east of SR 710 at In-diantown eastward 2.95 miles. Work began Feb. 29, 1968, and was completed Oct. 7, 1968, by Dlckerson Inc., of Stuart at a cost of $206,494. Okeechobee County 1.766 Dope Film Is Shown BELLE GLADE - Approximately 100 school, church civic leaders and Interested parents attended a showing here Monday of a film sponsored by the police department depicting the evils of the ever-growing drug addiction problem. Detective Lt. Ed Chlsholm and patrolman Horace Thorp were in charge of the program that is being sponsored locally to educate parents, educators and church leaders of the problem facing the nation. Three groups Indicated they would request the department to show the film at meetings that will be held in the near future. Included In the groups requesting the showing of the motion picture was one elementary school parent-teachers' organization, a social so-roritv and one church group. Police Chief Charles D. Goodlett said the film on narcotics is one of several planned for showing here in attempt to educate parents and others of the temptations being offered the youth today. down a side alley toward the post office. Dettman suggested the gun may have been accidentally fired Into the air. Dettman said there may be a link between the holdup and another robbery reported to have taken place at 11:30 p.m. at the Danla fishing pier. The robbers in that case were said to have fled In a white 1959 FordThunderblrd. The holdup men were described as appearing about the same in both cases, he said. The gunmen in the Jackson's Mlnlt Market Job were reported to be between 20 and 24 years old. One man was said to weigh about 135 to 140 pounds, 5 foot 6 inches tall with dirty blonde hair. The other man was said to weigh between 160 to 170 pounds, 5 foot 9 Inches tall with straight black hair. One of the men displayed a blue steel revolver believed to be .38 caliber, according to Hale. There have been several other robberies at the market over the past several years. Two Men Rob $50 From Boca Store Boys State Head Urges Americanism BOCA RATON An armed robbery at Jackson's Mlnlt Market at 161 NE 2nd Ave. Sunday night netted two men approximately $50 in bills, Detective Fred Dettman reported Monday. The men, both reported to be well dressed and In their early 20s, removed the money from the cash register after confronting Albert E. Hale of 199 W. Palmetto Park Rd., assistant manager, about 10:10 p.m. One of the men held a gun on the assistant manager-clerk while the other robber vaulted over the counter and removed the bills from the cash register. The gunmen also grabbed a purse from a customer In the general store, Carol Agnott, of 137 Boca Raton Rd., but dropped it without taking anything. The purse was reported to contain only a couple of dollars. - A shot was reported to have been fired as the men fled the market on foot and headed DELRAY BEACH Sea-crest High School students Monday morning were asked if they were Americans. The questioner was Clifford Wilson, 17-year-old Florida governor of the American Legion's Boys State, who made his inquiry during an all-school Americanism assembly. The assembly, arranged by Ronald David" and William McLellan in cooperation with the faculty, was set In honor of Veterans' Day, next week, but on the day before today's general election. Davind and McLellan, local delegates to Boys State, opened the program by explaining that part of the reason for holding the assembly Monday was to arouse student Interest In getting their parents out to votetodav.

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