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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, November 6, 1968
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Palm Beach Post, Wed., November 6, 196& 19n FAlTs Dade Center Broadens Curricula Deputies' Action Seen Saving Life Of Youth 1 . H have suffocated had he not been removed Immediately. After observing the condition of the mud-covered youth, Trammell radioed for an ambulance and an emergency vehicle from the Wetherington Funeral Home responded. C. R. Wetherington applied a temporary splint to the fractured upper right leg of the youth, who was admitted to Glades General Hospital. He also suffered a cut on the lower back and possible internal Injuries. .... i . . t r , i y Two Rescue Woman From Car In Canal business and public administration, economics, geography, international relations and education are being offered in the evenings for the convenience of those who work full time, as well as a full complement of morning and afternoon classes. All students must have completed successfully two years of college work and be qualified for the majors in which they wish to obtain the bachelor's degree. Prospective students should make application for admission at the Dade Center, 1414 Drexel Ave. Currently enrolled students may pre-regis-ter for the winter quarter from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22. The testing and evaluation program for new students, used for counseling purposes, will be given at the Dade Center Dec. 20 to Dec. 31, a new service for the new students. The winter quarter classes begin Jan. 6 and run through March 20. Residence credit is given to students at Dade Center who may at any time transfer to the main campus at Boca Raton. 7 111 vp....v ., ; . -A FA "7 7 -,' " ' J7 , 3$ " BRUSH TRUCK DELIVERED Lantana Fire Department is now ready to fight brush fires with a four-wheel drive "brush truck" built to department specifications from an old chassis by town mechanic Frank Sohankin. Chief John Kendall (white shirt) and Fireman Robert Kilby inspected the bright-red vehicle, which has a 300-gallon water tank and front mounted hydrant, Tuesday morning. A platform has been built on the front of the truck to allow firemen to advance on burning underbrush, without risking snake-bites. IIF To Receive Second Submerged Land Report TALLAHASSEE (UPI) The Cabinet trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund Is to receive next week the second interagency committee report on submerged land, this one dealing with a proposal for PAHOKEE - Two alert sheriff's deputies were Instrumental In possibly saving the life of a 16-year-old rabbit hunter, Gustava Ruls, of 224 SW Ave. B, Monday when the youth was tossed from the slow-moving auto hood on which he was riding. Detective Thomas Tram-mell and deputy Andrew Johnson, who were patrollng the area south of here on U.S. 441 In separate vehicles, were attracted to the headlights of the auto that was being operated along the East Shore Drainage Canal Road. Johnson said he observed the lights "bouncing" and then go out. The deputy decided to check the south side of the canal and Trammell was working along the north bank when Johnson came upon the auto that was stalled in a mud-hole, with the youth trapped under the right front wheel. Ruls, who dropped his shotgun when he was tossed from the hood of the auto being driven by the Rev. Father Daniel Sanchez, 33, a priest at St. Philip Benlzl Catholic Church, Belle Glade. Trammell said the priest was shaken up by the accident but was able to assist Johnson placing a jack under the stalled vehicle so that they could pull the youth to safety. The youthful hunter had fallen face-down Into the mud-hole, Trammell explained, and his Injuries were such he may Bribery Trial Set FORT PIERCE - St. Lucie County Judge Jack L. Rogers ruled Monday that Fort Pierce real estate agent D. Lloyd Johnson must stand trial in Circuit Court on a charge that he tried to bribe an official of the city in a land condemnation action. Also on Monday, businessman Joseph Ctocca was bound over to the same court, on the same charge, by Judge Rogers. Each man Is charged with offering attorney Gilbert a bribe of $5,000 to halt condemnation action brought on property owned by Wade Lupe and scheduled to become a recreation area under the city's open space program. Martin Citizens Use Tax Break STUART Martin Coun-tlans are taking advantage of this month's four per cent discount by paying their real estate property tax early, according to Alvln Andrews, tax collector. Andrews said 590 persons paid taxes on Monday, but fewer than that number came In his office Tuesday. "Some people may have thought we were closed for election," Andrews said. The four per cent discount continues through this month, and next month the discount is three per cent and drops to two per cent In January. About 30,000 tax bills were mailed by Andrews' office on the last day In October. Boca's HUD Fund Request 'In Order' LAKE WORTH A young local woman was saved from drowning by two passersby after she apparently lost consciousness at the wheel of her car and It plunged Into a canal off Congress Avenue Tuesday. Carolin Long, 24, of 2902 Glullno Ave. told Palm Beach county sheriff's deputies investigating the mishap that she had left work early because she was sick and last remembered stopping for a red light at the intersection of Congress and 10th Avenues. Deputies Charles Fortunato Taxi Needs Study Requested FORT PIERCE - City Commissioners have asked for a study of local taxi cab operations and needs after a number of local drivers complained Monday night of the high fees they must pay under the present "franchise" system. Complaints over the present method of operations under two local cab companies came to light during a public hearing on a request from Henry J. Haywood for a license to operate an independent taxi cab. Haywood, a disabled veteran, said he wanted the license In order to operate a cab during the late night hours when the other cab companies were not In operation except on an emergency call basis. He also presented a petition from a number of Lincoln Park residents asking that additional cab service be provided. The move was opposed by Jake Reddlck, president of Grey Taxi Inc. and Samuel Gaines, president of Lincoln Cab Co. 1st Workshop Session Set STUART - The first of a series of workshop sessions to be held In different communities by the Martin County School Board will be at Hobe iSound Elementary School 'Thursday night. School Supt. James Navlt-sky said Tuesday that four Items on the agenda would be discussed at the 7:30 p.m. workshop meeting. . Board members will discuss possible expansion to the Hobe Sound School; a priority list for construction projects; a school bond Issue and race track funds to finance possible construction; and the transportation system. - -SUM i la 3 r. " CI- - and Ray Jordan of the sheriff's department accident squad said Miss Long's car traveled 646 feet from the intersection to the canal bank, going off the west side and submerging in about six feet of water. Miss Hill was taken to John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released. No exact knowledge of the woman's sickness was Indicated by the sheriff's department and a hospital spokesman refused to say what caused her to black out. Credited with saving Miss Hill's life are David Dunnll, 18, of 7100 Thompson Road, Lake Worth, and Carl Combs, about 30, of 724 Orchard Drive, Royal Palm Beach. Both were passing the scene at the time of the accident, sheriff's deputies said. There were no charges made and the car was reported to be mostly water damaged. No estimate was given. Commission Delays Meet BELLE GLADE - As the regular meeting date of the city commission falls on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, the board will hold Its next regular session at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, It was announced by city clerk Vera C. Jones. Due to the holidays this month and in December, two changes have been necessitated for the monthly meetings of the board of adjustments, the clerk explained. The regular meeting scheduled for Nov. 28, Thanksgiving, has been moved forward to Nov. 21. The December meeting scheduled for Dec. 26 will be held on Dec. 19. City hall offices will remain closed on Nov. 11, a national holiday, Mrs. Jones announced. PBG Sets Date For Pension Pact PALM BEACH GARDENS Bids for this city's new pension plan will not be awarded until Nov. 25, City Manager B. A. Poston announced Tuesday. The city Is considering two types of pension plans, according to Poston. "All bids have been received on the deferred annuity pension plan," he said, "but we have decided to take alternate bids on another plan known as the deposit administration pension plan." All bids on both plans will be open on No . 18, Poston noted, prior to the awarding of a contract on Nov. 25. t jiv.'-" BOCA RATON In a move designed to accommodate a greater number of Dade County residents, Florida Atlantic University has broadened its offerings for the winter quarter at its Dade Center on Miami Beach and is accepting both full-time and part-time enrollments. Eighteen sections of courses in history, English, biology, Pay Raise Referendum Plan Killed BOYNTON BEACH - City councilmen in a 3-2 vote Monday night turned down a proposed Dec. 3 referendum on giving themselves a $50-a-month raise. Councilman G. H. Collins, who Is not up for re-election in the Dec. 3 vote, proposed that the move to raise council members pay from $150 to $2(X) not go up for a vote. Collins was supported by Mayor Michael V. Michael and Councilman T. A. Summers, both of whom are among the eight candidates for the three council seats coming vacant this year. Vice-mayor V. J. Gallo, who Is not up for re-election, and Councilman Leonard Nylund, who Is, voted to keep the pay raise as a referendum Item. Gallo originally proposed the pay Increase. In other business Monday, the council earlier turned thumbs down on a city wide requirement for paper bag collection of garbage in residential areas. After cost analyses by City Manager Grady Courtney, the council could find "no way" to support the more expensive system. The council authorized drainage construction work to be undertaken with city labor In the Chapel Hill Boulevard area of the city's southwest side. Johnson Due FAU Honor BOCA RATON - President Lyndon Johnson, who was awarded the first honorary degree at Florida Atlantic University the day the school was dedicated in 1964, is to be made an honorary alumnus at a Florida Atlantic University Appreciation Day Nov. 16. Plaques are to be awarded to other notable school sponsors also at the occasion tentatively scheduled to be annual affair at the university. The "day" is sponsored by the FAU Alumni Association and the chambers of commerce from the five neighboring cities. Mayors, chamber presidents and chamber managers are to attend a planning luncheon this Friday. The luncheon Is to be held at noon In the university student lounge. Man Improves After Collision BOCA RATON A 28-year-old Boca Raton man, David Bruce Orton of 300 NW 20th St., was listed In satisfactory condition at Boca Raton Community Hospital Tuesday after the motorcycle he was driving hit a road barricade on south Dixie Highway and threw the rider to the road. The accident occurred at the Intersection of Royal Palm Way at midnight Tuesday when Orton apparently failed to see the road block which directs traffic away from a closed bridge at the Hillsboro Canal, one-half mile ahead. An estimated $150 damage was done to his 1964 Honda motorcycle and $25 to the barricade. The hospital reported Orton was being treated for scalp cuts and bruises and cuts on both arms. Beginners' Bridge Offered In Boynlon BOYNTON BEACH Ever wanted to learn how to play bridge? The city's Department of Recreation Is offering a course for beginning bridge players. First meeting Is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Civic Center on Ocean Avenue at Seacrest Boulevard. Instructors for the course will be Mr. and Mrs. William Derbyshire. A registration fee will be charged to defray expenses of the course, according to the Recreation Department. Village Reports Construction Up NORTH PALM BEACH -Construction here during October took a leap over the September figures, according to Building Official W. G. Carver this week. Total values for construction started in October came to $981,801, compared to $383,639 during September. The village population ump ed by over 100 persons, from a September count of 10,280 residents to 10,387 in October. There are currently 62 projects under way In the village at an estimated total cost of $6,915,827, Carverr added. 12: tee and added he assumed that the Cabinet would want to set a public hearing on the proposals at a later date. He said he planned to present the report and answer questions from the Trustees next week. The Cabinet set the starting time of the meeting back one-half hour to 9:30 a.m. in anticipation of the report. The first report of the committee dealing with bulkheads touched off a controversy which is still raging. The Cabinet refused to go along with the language recommended by the committee and Immediately got strong opposition from conservation Interests in the state. A legislative committee headed by Sen. Richard Stone, D-Mlami, is looking into the entire area of submerged lands as a result of the public interest In the matter. Stone's group Is to meet In Tallahassee Saturday. The trustee's Tuesday authorized the St. Lucie County Erosion Control District t make application for a construction easement In the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River for beach nourishment near Highway A-l-A. The action was opposed by fishermen from the area but the Cabinet voted to approve the project after Hodges said the public benefit from the project would outweigh any damage to marine life in the area. Computer Tallies Vote NEW YORK (AP) More than 130,000 persons and a highly sophisticated computer system were used Tuesday night to count the votes In 540 contests of national Interest In the 1968 general election. The vote tabulation for president, as well as each race for governor, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, was coordinated by the News Election Service NES. NES made the results available simultaneously to its five members the two news services and the three major television networks. Thus, at any given time Tuesday night, Identical pote totals for each race appeared on the display boards of the television networks and on news wires in the offices of newspapers and broadcasters all over the country. NES was formed in the presidential year of 1964, was expanded to cover the 1966 general election, and refined Its computer system In tabulating seven presidential primary races this year. Its members are American Broadcasting Co., The Associated Press, Columbia Broadcasting System, National Broadcasting Co. and United Press International. Each member was responsible for organizing coverage In several states. Reporters were placed In about 125,000 of the 175,000 voting precincts in the nation, another 4,800 reporters were stationed at the county level, and some 4,000 phone clerks, keypunch operators, computer and card transmitter operators were used to process the reports. Building In Stuart Hits October Slump STUART The building Industry In Stuart hit a slump during October with only nine permits Issued by the city building inspector's office. Total value of the permit. Issued was $9,750 cumpared to $105,400 and 15 permits Issued In October of 1967. In September of this year the building Inspector's office Issued 19 permits for a total value of $87,185. Construction Restriction Proposed OCEAN RIDGE A proposed ordinance to limit construction during the "season" is scheduled to come ud for discussion at tonight's regular monthly town commission meeting. At a workshop Monday night, commissioners were unsure just who asked to have the ordinance drawn up. Vice Mayor Pelrce Brawner and Commissioners Arthur Har-nisch and Walter Seymour said they did not know who requested the new ordinance. Mayor Edward Innet and Commissioner J. W. Rossig were absent from the workshop session. The commissioners learned Monday night that the proposed Nov. 18 public hearing on the City of Boynton Beach's zoning variance request must be delayed until December. Legal advertising of the proposed Nov. 18 public hearing was done In violation of ordinances of the town, so the public hearing must be readver-tised. The public hearing was advertised 28 days in advance of the hearing, rather than the ordinance-required 30 days. According to legal counsel to the town's board of adjustment, It would not be possible to readjust the date without readvertlslng. Boynton Beach's public ocean beach Is within the town limits of Ocean Ridge. Boynton Beach seeks to have a snack bar erected on the beachfront property, but must get variance approval for a commercial building to be put up In the Ocean Ridge residential area. Civitans Set Fruit Cake Sale BELLE GLADE Members of the Civltan Club unloaded 3,000 pounds of fruit cakes here Monday, as the civic organization prepared for its annual holiday sale. Joe Clayton, president, said the chairman of the committee In charge of the annual event Is Myron Ludlow, veteran employe of the Southern Bell Telephone Co. here. Proceeds from the cake sale, which will continue until Christmas, will be used for community projects sponsored by the club. Annual financial assistance is given the program for exceptional children, the Municipal Library and Boy Scouting. The cakes sell for $1.25 per pound and may be purchased from any club member. To Get Course Certificates BELLE GLADE Thirty four employes of the A. Dudat and Sons Cooperative Association, who will compete a labor management training course at 8 tonight, will be awarded certificates by county commissioner E. W. Weaver. All of the class members are employed in production or harvesting by the produce firm, which is one of the largest in the nation. Associate county agent John H. Causey said the program was arranged through the University of Florida Agriculture Extension Service. James McCall, a rural area development specialist, has taught the 12-hour class that met twice weekly for the past three weeks. Suspect Convicted STUART - A Hobe Sound youth was found guilty of breaking and entering with Intent to commit rape by a Martin County Circuit Court Jury Tuesday. Circuit Court Judge C.Pfelf-fer Trowbridge ordered a presentence Investigation for Joe Edward McFadden 19. establishing some 20 aquatic preserves in the state. Conservation Director Randolph Hodges told the Cabinet Tuesday he expected "some opposition" to some of the recommendations of the commit- matching funds was delivered to the department's Atlanta, Ga., office recently by Alford and city Planning Director Walter Young. Word that the application Is in order by no means guaran-, tees funds for future beach acquisitions, Alford emphasized. For a $1.5-million bond Issue approved In 1966, the city received a $776,000 matching grant. Boa Found, Killed In Glades BELLE GLADE George Whidden, of 537 SE Second St., thought he was seeing things Tuesday, as he stepped out the back door of his residence to throw some trash in a metal container. Stretched out on the ground near the garbage receptacle was a five-foot long boa constrictor, a snake that Is not found In southern Florida. According to Florida fresh water fish and conservation officer J. K. Davis, the reptile is found In central and South America but not in North America. The 45-year-old assistant shop foreman at the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of F'lorida Mill here, who Is an avid fisherman, managed to find a long dip net and he was able to kill the snake without mutilating the skin. Whidden called Davis, as he wanted to confirm the specie of snake. He turned the reptile over to Davis, who said the partially-grown member of the boa family could not survive in temperatures be!ow 40 degrees. The snake, which Is not listed as poisonous, would have possibly grown to 14 feet In length. The larger species of the same family, pithons, are known for their crushing power. Davis pointed out the dead snake had a full set of teeth that could Inflict a painful bite, although not poisonous. World War I Pilots Slate Luncheon STUART The Overseas Pilots of World War I will meet at noon Nov. 12 for luncheon at the Manatee Yacht Club, Salerno, a few miles south of here. Reservations are being made bv contacting K. E. Griffith, P.O. Box 146, Stuart, 33494. Biafrans Gaining UMUAHIA, Biafra (AP) A Biafran war communique said Tuesday Nigerian troops hnd gained five miles "In a massive attack" In the Ah-oada sector, 49 miles southwest of Owerrl. Fierce fighting also Is continuing In the Owerrl sector, where the Nigerians "made a determined push and gained three miles," It said. BOCA RATON - Confirmation that the city is eligible for beach acquisition funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has cleared the way for Boca Raton to obtain additional beach land. City Manager Alan Alford was Informed by letter late Tuesday that the city's application for funds to match a recent $l-mlllion bond issue was in order. The bond sale was approved by the voters in February. This now allows the city to have plans prepared and to purchase more land at Spanish River Park on north SR A1A and at south beach at Palmetto Park Road without jeopardizing possible federal aid. The city presently owns 850 feet of beach at the park and has plans to acquire and develop a total of some 2,000 feet. First phase Improvements, parking lots and clearing, has been accomplished so far in the first section. The city owns 400 feet of beach front at Palmetto Park Road, where a new pavilion was constructed recently. The application for HUD LeMay: I'd Do It Again LOS ANGELES (AP) - "I would do it over again," Curtis E. LeMay said Tuesday as he left to Join third-party running mate George C. Wallace In Montgomery, Ala., and listen to election returns. LeMay, who voted at a polling place In a residence near his home In the plush suburb of Bel-Air, described his campaign as "rugged." But he said in a plane-side Interview he "made the right decision" In joining the Wallace ticket. The retired general Is former Air Force chief of staff. He said his Immediate plans are to sleep for two days no matter who wins the election and then make plans for his future. His candidacy cost him his job with a Los Angeles electronics firm. The price of the company's stock fell when he Joined Wallace. Asked whether It would have been better for him to be a candidate'' earlier In the campaign, Le May declared: "It was my fault I wasn't. I didn't make the decision early enough." Germans Hold Up Hoeket Shipment FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Thirty-two cases of American-made rocket parts destined for Saudi Arabia have been held up by customs at Frankfurt Airport since Saturday, airport officials disclosed Tuesday. The officials said the government has stepped In to determine whether the shipment can be transported through West Germany without a special permit. The shipment was addressed to the Saudi Arabian Defense Ministry from the Northrop Corp's Ventura division, Newbury Park, Calif. ' . .1 fift 1 V, .i . 'ML J i .-in v 7S5 ; -a rl; 7 . ' : . ! in 1 i s ; k y 1 ... 7 . .;;k' A Pholo by RoHfrt K. OglMb Phase of a project by Royal American Industries to develop a boat works and marine commercial venture at the city's southeastern limits. The boat basin being dredged here will be 300 feet by 700 feet, according to City Building Official Robert Keesee. MUCK-RAKER The Prosperity Dredging crew has its work cut out for it in the next few weeks, as it guides the company's huge dredge through a swampy area in Palm Beach Gardens just north of PGA Boulevard west of the Intracoastal Waterway. The work is the first

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