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I Unofficial Returns 'Meet The Superintendent' Show f A2 Palm Beach Post, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1968 i Zoning Changed In Controversy Plays Last Stand At Boca High To the teacher who asked the reason why students who fail the last two marking periods are failed for the year, while those who fail the first two marking periods may pass, Early replied "It's a strong finish that counts." Dr. Donald Peterson, director of secondary education, explained that the policy had been in effect from some time primarily to prevent students from loafing the last two marking periods. Early said he had been' asked why the south county meeting had not been scheduled at Seacrest High School in Delray Beach which would have been more central. Reports indicate that Boca Raton will need 22 new schools in the next 10 years, he answered. Mrs, Winona Jordan, as sistant superintendent for instruction, was applauded as she asked teachers to remember that "it is not 'they' who operate the school system. It is 'we'." She said that at statewide meetings she had heard educators praise the work done by Dr. John Demming, head of the local pupil personnel department, Mrs. Marjorie Crick, head of the exceptional child department, and Mrs. Jane Lansing, head of the school lunch service. The meeting concluded with a dialogue between Early and William Whitten, assistant superintendent for business affairs, in which Whitten reported that Palm Beach County last year spent 20 per cent more per pupil for salaries and supplies than any other large counties. the point of the question, turned red as he declared that the transfers were the result of directions from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. "We did just half as much (transferring) as we were directed," he said. Ralph Powell, director of school integration for the system, quickly stepped forth to remind teachers that as professionals they should make every effort to accept transfers which might not be the best from many points of view. But, the teacher insisted, what can a concerned teacher do to protect children from teachers who will not accept a transfer? The only answer seemed to be to call Early or Powell. These are the unoffoclal re turns from 114 of 114 precincts In Palm Beach County. President Nixon R Humphrey D Wallace AIP 57,440 31.579 20,148 VS. Senate Gurney R 60,013 Collins D 41,118 VS. Rep. Rogers D 62,823 Rust R 40,783 Supreme Court Justice Leavengood R 47,199 Boyd D 40.507 McCain R 48,484 Adkins D 37,882' Hopping R 46.287 Carlton D 38,820 Pub. Service Comm. Osborne R 49,599 Yarborough D 39,183 State Attorney Davis Jr. R 50,512 Johnson D 41,127 Public Defender Colbath Jr. R 53,627 Witt D 34,218 State Senator Humphrey R 45,068 Friday J r. D 45,450 DeYoung R 41,794 Thomas - D 52,753 State Rep. Poorbaugh R 49,465 Lytal D 42,574 Moudry R 55,406 Cunningham D 36,494 Jordan R 48,460 Hicks - D 35,783 Clark - R 48,548 Miner J r. D 35,607 County Judge Group 1: Brophy R 38,484 Douglas - D 51,157 Group 2: Stewart Jr. R 55,039 Everard D 30,853 Judge, Criminal Court of Record White - R 43,519 Mcintosh D 48,646 Judge Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations Kapner R 49,148 Born D 38,441 Judge, S mall Claims Magistrate Court Staab - R 42,306 Currie D 44,241 Harrison Jr. R 48,218 Parker D 34,764 Public Invited To Discuss School Building Projections Attorney Norman Kapner, who represents the landowners, threatened to sue the city at a public hearing a month ago if the property was rezoned. Council Chairman Louise Kimmist said that she was in favor of rezoning the property to the R-l designation because she was "tired of seeing apartments built in the area." She noted however tha she heard the property had just been sold by the group. Jones countered by saying. "I've heard thai rumor too, but I suspect it may be a conspiracy to prevent any action being taken on the property. The simple fact Is that we are not sure but that we're getting the run-around from the city council." Councilman Kenneth Acker-man told Jones that the council was far from giving the group the run-around, "we just don't want to lay ourselves open lo a lawsuit," he said. The primary contention of west side homeowners throughout the controversy has been that home values are lowered with the construction of apartments, due to the general lack of care given to the dwellings by owners or tenants. Kapner could not be reached for comment Wednesday night so the questions of whether he will file suit and if the property has, in fact, been sold remain unanswered. In his opinion before the four members at the meeting (Councilman George Bowe was absent due to business), Meitin said, "This rezoning involves the very simple concept of taking away a man's right without due process of law. I can only warn you that Mr. Kapner threatened, or rather promised, that he would sue the city if the property is re-zoned." On a motion by Ackerman, the council voted 4-0 to rezone the property to R-l. Jones said: "We are very pleased with the action taken by the city council and I'm sure we will sleep well after this long and agonizing battle." Jones said that residents of the area will support the council action in the face of any legal action brought by Kapner. "We simply feel that our local government should have the residents' interest as its primary concern," Jones The public has been invited to sit in with the Palm Beach County School Board when it hears the latest projections on school construction needs in the north county area during a public forum-workshop meeting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Palm Beach Gardens High School. Frank Discharged As Hospital Head By JANE ARPE Staff Writer BOCA RATON "Meet the Superintendent," the 90-mlnute mass morale building show staged for west and north county teachers earlier, played its last stand Wednesday afternoon at Boca Raton High School before an audience of about 1,000 south county teachers relieved of their class work to attend. Students were dismissed early to allow area school employes to attend. County Supt. LLoyd F. Early, who produced the show, said that in the future he is considering smaller meetings, perhaps with a high school faculty and the faculties of the junior high and elementary schools which "feed" children into the senior high school. He does plan another mass meeting, however, he told the teachers. When the relay station which serves the school system's instructional television network is completed at Loxahatchee, permitting full hookup, a mass open house may be scheduled. As conceived by the superintendent, he and his staff and school board members would assemble at the ITV station in Boynton Beach prepared to answer questions phoned in by parents and by teachers stationed in the 76 schools equipped to pick up the telecast. January is a likely date for the open-mike, open-house show, teachers heard. Between 40,000 and 50,000 people will be reached, Early estimated. The Wednesday show had been altered somewhat from the one put on at Riviera Beach High School last month. Omitted was the inspiration-type recording, "How to Lead the Field" by Earl Nightingale. Also missing was the traffic jam which occurred at Riviera Beach when instructional personnel left as nonlnstructional personnel were arriving for their session. There was sufficient parking space at Boca Raton High and city police kept traffic flowing smoothly, a condition personally checked by the superintendent. Added Wednesday were three microphones to allow teachers to ask questions of the superintendent orally, rather than submitting written queries as they had done at the earlier meetings. Early, noting that he had been severly criticized for not accepting questions from the floor at the two previous meetings, asked teachers to talk things over with him. The request came after he called on several of the 22 members of his top staff who were assembled on the stage to respond to written Inquiries which he had received. "These mikes won't bite," he Informed teachers after which other staffers stepped up to r-spond to other written questions. First teacher question came from a man who wanted to know why teachers are hired to teach special courses and then not provided with the supplies and equipment needed to teach those courses. The result is, he said, that the teacher is nothing but a baby sitter and that might be the reason so many first-year teachers leave the system. Early said such situations were news to him. Apparently they were not to other teachers who responded to some of the questioner's comments with applause. The superintendent said he would investigate If he had additional facts on the particular class. Another teacher, this one a woman, asked what faculties could do If they are aware that teachers who had been transferred to their building resented the transfers and were taking out their resentment on the children. Early, apparently missing Martin Sheriff Wins Race On Absentees Clerk Circuit Court FurtadoJr.-R 41.298 Dunkle D 48,255 Sheriff Heldtman-R 63,558 Taylor D 32.571 Tax Assessor Reid R 53,993 Maxwell D 39,690 Tax Collector McGehee R 42,904 Beasley D 45,899 County Commissioners Van Kessel - R 44,332 Culpepper D 47,287 Johnson R 50,207 Jewell D 35,479 Bailey R 43,730 Weaver D 44,945 Member Board of Public Instruction Wymer R 44,821 Kimmell, M.D. - D 44,523 Member, Board of Public Instruction McKay R 48,319 Jones J r. D 36,723 Port Commissioners Sub-District 2 Group 1: French R 12,950 Spender D 18,811 Group 2: Ganaway R 12,518 Burns D 19,822 Unopposed Republican Candidates Judge, District Court Of Appeal Reed Jr. R 48,021 State Senator Bafalis R 48,249 Republican State House Of Representatives Reed Jr. R 47,881 James R 46,121 Judge, Small Claims Magistrate Court Kohl R 46,819 Superintendent of Public Instruction Early R 47,247 Port Commissioner Sub-District 1 Cassidy R 3,034 Unopposed Democrat County Solicitor Mounts Jr. D 30,462 Proposed Constitution Rev. No. 1: For 39,318; against 16,973 Rev. No. 2: For 37,291; against 16,428 Rev. No. 3: For 37,438; against 17,020 one of their offices in the courthouse, according to the unofficial tally, and the absentee voting apparently will not make any difference. Only Frank Wacha, county commissioner from District 1, needed additional absentee votes to be assured of a third term. Wacha received 4,294 votes to Republican Byron Wacha picked up 117 absent ballots in the early tally Wednesday which assured him of victory. Incumbent Democrat John F, Saunderson lost his bid for a third term on the county commission. Dr. William G. Myers beat Saunderson for the District 3 seat, polling 4,339 unofficial tallies to Saunder-son's 3,541. Former State Rep. William E. Owens won a two-year term on the county commission, defeating Mrs. George Saunders 4,339 to 3,614. Owens will fill out two years of the four-year term of District 2 which was held by James H. Bruner until Sept. 30. Mrs. Saunders was appointed by Gov. Claude Kirk to fill out the term until January. In other county races, Democrat incumbent tax collector Alvln N. Andrews led the ticket with an unofficial 5,4.13 votes. Andrews beat Howard J. Bayley for another term Bayleygot 2,382 votes. Supervisor of elections, Mrs. Isabel Evans Smith, almost matched Andrews vote, getting 5,029 tallies, defeating Elizabeth R. Carey (III, who got 2,921. In other county races, Ellsworth F. Schnurbusch (D) edged George H. Jones (R) 4,095 to 3,423 in the ax assessor's race. A. C. Courson, long-time tax assessor did not seek re-election. Dorothy Pierce (D) won re election as circuit court clerk, defeating Dorothy Thompson 5,272 to 2,879. School Board Incumbents Joseph Greenlees and Frank DeStefano, both Democrats, won re-election defeating Russell L. Cooper (R) and Stanley I'. Huffman, respectively. Greenlees received 4,077 votes to Cooper's 3,462; DeStefano out-polled Huffman, 4,266 to .1,523. Unopposed candidates Include County Court Judge Mallory L. Johnson, 5,836; W. A. Oughterson, prosecuting attorney, 5,131; School Supt. James Navitsky, 5,267; Timer Powers, district 1 commissioner, 5,257; and constable Morgan Sprott, 4,395. State Sen. Beth Johnson got 4.806 votes to George King's 2,722 tallies, but incumbent State Sen. Cliff Reuter fell behind Democrat James H. Prultt, 3,641 to 3,663. State Atty. Charles Carlton (R) for the 19th Judicial Circuit polled 4,572 votes to 2,898 for Philip Nourse(D). Martin Countians followed the trend In most state races, voting for revision of the constitution; giving Richard Nixon 4,687 votes to Hubert Humphrey's 2,357 and George Wallace's 2,307. Edward J. Gurney also got a big vote in the U. S. Senate race 5,248 to LeRoy Collins' 3,385. Paul G. Rogers got the backing of Martin fountains 5.026 to Republican Robert Rust's 3,625. By ROBKKT K. OGLESBY Staff Writer RIVIERA BEACH - In the fiice of an almost certain legal battle, the city council Wednesday night took up the cause of west side residents and rezoned a parcel of private property from R-2 (multi-family I to R-l (single-family), thus preventing the construction of any apartments on the land. City Atty. Amadeo Mcitin told the council that a lawsuit might be filed by the owners of the property, located on Avenue S between 20th and 22nd streets. Spokesman for the predominantly district in the past several months has been James lones of 2000 Avenue S. Present at the meeting Wednesday night, Jones suc-cesslully pleaded the homeowners' case. "We've appeared before the ?ouncil several times," Jones said, "And as residents, we can no longer tolerate the building of apartment house slums by outside profiteers." The property was purchased several months ago by a group who said its intention was to construct "garden-type" apartmenis on the property, believed to have been purchased for approximately 818.000. Escaped Convict Captured SARASOTA A fugitive who had pleaded guilty to a West Palm Beach armed robbery last December was cap-ured in downtown Sarasota at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday after he lverpowered a sheriff's dopu-y and stole his car. Seal) Allen Johnson, 33, for-.nerly of Vero Beach, engl-cored his second escape with-i eight months when he over-..nwered a Pinellas county sheriff's deputy while being transported from Raiford State Prison to Orange County Jail in Orlando. According to information relayed to local law enforcement agencies, Johnson overpowered the deputy, took his pistol and shotgun, handcuffed the deputy lo a tree and took off in the deputy's car. An all-points bulletin was issued for Johnson, who had acquired a reputation for being dangerous and who at one time was sought on numerous counts of armed robbery by six Florida counties. At 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, two Sarasota city police officers, making a routine squad car check of downtown business establishments, noted an out-of-county parked car bearing a tag 7WW-2S59. When they checked out the car, they discovered Johnson in it sound asleep and still wearing the prison garb in which he had escaped. He put up no resistance. The two policemen found a ,38-calibcr Colt special on his person, presumably the one he had taken from the overpowered deputy. No other weapon was found by the police officers. Johnson is being held in the Sarasota city jail for questioning by the state attorney's office. According to the Sarasota police, he Is prime suspected in a number of armed robberies staged in the Sarasota area. Johnson first gained statewide notoriety in March of this year when, with seven other prisoners, he escaped from the t ort Pierce county jail. The jailer had entered the felony cell block to aid a sick prisoner when the others jumped him and held a hacksaw blade to his throat to effect their escape. At that time, Johnson was being detained in Fort Pierce on a "hold" charge for return to Palm Beach County on suspicion of armed robbery, to which he subsequently pleaded guilty. Palm Beach County Criminal Court Judge Russell Macintosh Sept. 27 sentenced Johnson to 60 years in state prison for the armed robbery of Family Finance Service Inc., 6813S. Dixie Highway. Three days after he had escaped from the Fort Pierce jail. Johnson was found by deputies hiding in a wooded area in Fort Pierce. In his various encounters i with the law, bond for the man has been set as high as S32.000. fcUF Days' Scheduled To Acquaint Public "University of Florida Days" will be conducted in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. On Tuesday. Nov. 19, Dr. Frank Goodwin, professor emeritus of marketing, will speak at noon at the Downtown Kiwanis Club of Wes Palm Beach. On Thursday, Nov. 21, Dr. Bert L. Sharp, dean of the College of Education, will be the speaker at 7:30 a.m. at the Boca Raton Sunrise Kiwanis Club in Boca Raton. fast-growing north county area is being prepared for presentation, according to administrative sources. The public will be Invited to participate in the discussion following the reports, Thorp said. Plans are to Install three microphones In the auditorium and to allow residents to line up behind them to submit their inquiries. Involved Is the area which includes the zones for Grove Park, Allamanda, and North Palm Beach elementary schools, and the areas served by Howell L. Wat kins High School and Palm Beach Gardens High, and also the area where the new elementary school"L" will be built. According to figures released by the county superintendent's office, Allamanda Elementary, with 460 existing permanent pupil stations, was expected to have a peak membership of 625 this year, but had a membership of 700 for the first and lowest-membership month. Six portable classrooms have been Installed at the site and two classes are meeting in the cafeteria. At Grove Park Elementary, where there are 510 existing permanent pupil stations and an expected high membership of 630, 694 pupils are now enrolled, with three portables on the lot and two classes meeting in the multi-purpose room. Membership at Palm Beach Gardens, where 969 pupils were counted the first month, Is expected to reach 1050 by the height of the season. The 800 pupil stations there are being augmented by five portables, with three more promised for November. North Palm Beach Elementary, with a capacity of 720 and a first-month membership of 834, had expected a top seasonal membership of 845. Five portables are stationed at the school and one additional portable Is anticipated. Membership the first month at Howell Watkins Junior High School, where a peak membership of 990 had been expected, was 1,201. The school has 1,505 existing pupil stations. At the new Palm Beach Gardens High School, which has 1,680 pupil stations and an anticipated peak membership of 1,575, first-month membership was 1,284. The State Department of Education In Its five-year survey Issued in 1963, said that two new elementary' schools would be needed In the area before 1968. They were named Elementary "X" and Elementary "Y." Elementary "X" became Allamanda Elementary which was built and opened In 1964, but the state department vey Indicated that population was Insufficient In the area to merit Immediate construction of Elementary "Y." A spot survey by the department in 1966 led to the report that population was still insufficient to Justify "X", which by that time had been renamed Elementary "L." A fast growing population Increase during the past 12 to 18 monlhs has altered the situation, according to a school spokesman, and led the administration to plan construction of "L." The thinking of the administration is that "L", for which the site has been acquired, will be built in two phases, the first to accommodate 500 pupils, the second 415 more. The components being used for the new Palm Springs area elementary school will be used for'." The new "L", even when completed, will not answer all overcrowding problems in the north county area, it was reported, and the public is being Invited to the forum to help the board chart its way In future construction. The Palm Beach Post 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Fla. 33402 Published every morning except Saturday and Sunday by Perry Publications. Inc., al 27M S. Dulf Highway, Wesl Palm Beach, Fla. Entered as second class mall al Writ Palrn Beach. Published awry Saturday and Sunday In combination villi The Palm Beard Times, as Tha Palm Beach Post-Times. - - Subscription ram and additional Information on Editorial Page. Dr. A. Donaldson Thorp, board chairman, said the meeting will be held at the Gardens High School so that residents of the area affected will be able to attend. Up-to-date Information concerning present and projected student attendance, construction plans, and financing in the board member for about $7,000 for hospital and medical services. He also charged in the suit 'hat a special audit revealed unexplained cash shortages In the hospital's cafeteria and snack bar and that "he had information leading him to think that hospital funds had been improperly expended." Formal answers to these charges were handed out after the meeting. They were contained in a letter addressed to the board from George G. Graham of George G. Graham, Certified Public Accountants, Miami. He reported that the cash shortages in the hospital cafeteria and snack bar occurred Oct. 19, 24 and 31 in the total amount of $1,30. "These shortages were reported by the hospital food service manager and, In turn, were reported to the hospital's Insurance company and to the Palm Beach County sheriff's office. Prior to this time, no cash shortages have ever been revealed or discovered in the course of our examination of the records of the cafeteria and snack bar." In regard to the unpaid bill of $7,000 Incurred by a director's wife at the hospital, Graham said that examination revealed that this "director and his wife have contributed In excess of $100,000 In cash or securities to the John F. Kennedy hospital." On the third complaint, Graham said "in the course of our examination of the hospital records we have not discovered, nor has It been called to our attention, that there have been any fiscal irregularities in the expenditures of hospital funds by the administrator." Frank said in the suit that he had been president of the nonprofit hospital since 1963 and that he had been "primarily Instrumental in raising nearly $1 million in 1963-64 towards the construction of the hospital." He also pointed out that his term as president expires In February. Attorney Joel Daves represented Frank at the hearing before Judge Smith and John Dell appeared for eight members of the hospital's board. was responsible for having Ihe ordinance drawn. "I'm perfectly willing to accept responsibility," Innet said. To that, Seymour fired back: "I thought we agreed on a policy not to have ordinances drawn without consulting other members before doing it." Innet said that "maybe" Seymour and Harnlsch had been absent on vacation "or something" when the matter was discussed Informally. He then remarked that he saw "no cause for dispute" on the matter. The proposal remained on the table without a second reading. In other business, the commissioners authorized Town Manager Mrs. Dorothy Williams lo get preliminary work started on a drainage project In the south end of the town. The commissioners also discussed having Town Atty. James Robinson draft an ordinance requiring police registration of employes of restaurants, lawn service firms and other seasonal "help." Construction At New High In Jupiter JUPITER - October was lie best construction month in story for the Town of Jupi-er. Mayor Robert Nichols re-.."ii ted Wednesday night. During a meeting of the town commission, Nichols said that total value of permits issued was $598,070. The biggest item was a $500,000 permit issued for the foundation of the Solitron Devices plant, which Is slated for completion next spring. It is to employ about 500 persons. In other business, the commission gave final reading to legislation necessary to allow creation of a marine science facility on the Intracoastal Waterway opposite Salhaven Foundation Inc. The ordinance creates a C-3 classification for utilization by the West India Company of Riviera Beach. West India officials Indicated that they would use it to modify ships for oceanograph-ic work. The project also includes plans for office facilities. Salhaven officials said earlier that they would oppose the project on grounds that noise would be excessive. However, no opposition was voiced toward the final reading of the ordinance. Continued From Page 1 Smith less than three hours before the meeting. The judge held the hearing, on the plea by Frank for a temporary injunction, in his chambers Wednesday at 9 a.m. Frank had filed the suit Monday afternoon following the calling of the special meeting by the board Oct. 30. In his suit for the Injunction Frank charged the board and the administrator, James K. Johnson with wrongful acts, adding that "During the past year certain differences of opinion have arisen" between himself and some of the members of the board with respect to administration policies of the hospital. Frank recently bought the George Washington Hotel and is spending a reported $1 million on remodeling It, after naming it theMarinalnn. In the suit to halt the meeting F'rank charged that the hospital administrator "with the apparent approval of some members of the board" had failed to bill the wife of a Kapner Is Victor Although it rarely occurs, a computer at election headquarters malfunctioned temporarily election day. As a result, at 11:25 p.m. a tally of the votes cast for Judge Lewis Kapner and attorney John E. Born for the Judge of Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations contest showed Kapner with 27,153 votes and Born with 30,302. At that point, election officials detected the difficulty, which indicated that approximately 9,000 votes had not been computerized, and Kapner Immediately assumed a decisive lead. When all precincts were accounted for, Kapner, a Republican, had drawn 49,148 unofficial votes as compared with his opponent's 38,441. Kapner thus won his first elected four-year term to office. the unpaid Board of Adjustment, reported lhat the new date for a public hearing on Boynton Beach's request for a zoning variance to allow the snack bar is Dec. 13 at 7:45 p.m. Hearst said that Boynton Beach's request asks that the snack bar be located at the south end of the beach, former site of the snack bar site ap-site of the Boynton Casino. He commented that "all this talk" about moving the snack bar site apparently had originated among Ocean Ridge townspeople. Innet responded to several other questions and comments on the snack bar with the Information that he had "utmost faith" that all residents, "pro and con," would be heard during the Dec. 13 public hearing. A tabled bill that would prevent the start of new construction In the town between Dec. 1 and May 1 was discussed. Commissioner Walter Seymour, an admitted opponent to the proposed ordinance, and Commissioner Arthur Har-nlcsh sought to find out who STUART Martin County Sheriff Roy Baker collected a sufficient number of absentee ballots to win another four-year term. An unofficial tabulation of absentee ballots Wednesday gave Baker 370 tallies to 231 for his Republican opponent, James Holt. Baker, who was seeking his fifth term, polled an unofficial 4,491 votes in the 17 precincts. Holt, a former deputy, got 4,358 votes. The canvassing board did not complete its count Wednesday and will resume the counting at 2 p.m. today. However, prior to halting the count for the day, the canvassing board gave an unofficial tally to representatives of the sheriff candidates. There are about 695 absentee ballots to be counted. Another unofficial tally was taken in the District 2 justice of the peace race with Democrat incumbent Harvey Piley the apparent winner. Piley added an unofficial 292 absentee votes to his 3,521 vote, with Republican John Oliver getting 202 absentee votes to go withhlsunofficiai 3,407. Democrats retained all but Hearing To Discuss Sand Plant Extension TALLAHASSEE A hearing has been set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the city commission room In the West Palm Beach City Hall for presentation of testimony concerning extension of the South Lake Worth Inlet sand transfer plant boom 65 feet west. Randolph Hodges, director of the Florida Conservation Commission, who announced the hearing date, has requested that oral testimony, pro or con, be limited to 15 minutes and that any additional testimonies be written for later consideration. discovered two untrimmed ten-dollar bills printed on a single sheet of paper. The cottage owner notified Sgt. Leo Kuschel of the Rlvi-era Beach Police, who in turn called on the Secret Service and the Sheriff's Intelligence Unit. The Investigation indicated that counterfeit money was being printed at the cottage, a sheriff's spokesman said. In its one month of operation from mid-September to mid-October, agents estimated that possibly $1 million to $1.5 million in counterfeit currency may have been printed in Riviera Beach. The money is thought to have been distributed In North and South Carolina. Farrar was taken before U.S. Commissioner Edgar Hamilton Wednesday for arraignment and was bound over to the Federal District Court, Southern District of Florida in Miami, for trial. Ocean Ridge Discusses Boynton Snack Bar Plan Counterfeiting Case Suspect Posts Bond By PAI L PRICE Staff W riter OCEAN RIDGE Although the much talked about "snack bar" proposed for the municipal beach of the City of Boynton Beach here was not on the agenda, considerable conversation was devoted to the subject during Wednesday night's regular monthly town commissioners' meeting. Mayor E. H. Innet, who returned Tuesday evening from two months vacation abroad, presided at the meeting but could not answer some of the questions put to him about the snack bar. Alva Smith, a resident of the new Wellington Arms condominium, sought to find out who was responsible for the Idea of the s snack bar on the beach. The beach Is immediately east across State Road A1A from the condominium. "If Boynton Beach's snack bar Is undesirable at one end of the beach," Smith said, "It Is probably undesirable at the other end. Is it (snack bar) a desirable thing to have at all?" Joseph Hearst, chairman of A New York City man was released from Palm Beach County Jail at 4 p.m. Wednesday under $2,500 bond after being booked late Tuesday night on charges of possession of counterfeit money. Anthony Farrar, 53, was arrested by agents of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department Intelligence Unit and the U.S. Secret Service in the parking lot of the Palm Beach International Airport after he was traced from Mexico City. Farrar surrendered a cardboard box which allegedly contained $30,000 In counter-felt $10 bills. Farrar was also instrumental In having a package containing plates used In counter-felting released from a foot-locker at a New York City hotel to the custody of the Secret Service. Investigation of the bogus money operation began about two weeks ago when the owner of a cottage In Riviera Beach

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