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U.S. Agent Says Firearms Registration Reaction Good Celery Crop Harvesting Begins Today In Glades A10 Palm Beach Post, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1968 Wallace Triumphs In Hendry County persons found to be in possession of such weapons, not registered according to law, could result in a criminal prosecution punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and imprisonment up to 10 years. By IZ NACHMAN Glades Bureau Chief BELLE GLADE The annual celery harvest, delayed by extremely wet weather, will get underway today with South Bay Growers, Inc., and the Sam N. Knight and Sons Farms slated to ship the first of the produce from the Lake Okeechobee area. There were reports of the celery being harvested by the A. Duda and Sons Cooperative Association in the Zellwood area Wednesday. None of the produce would be handled by the local operation. The South Bay operation will be located on the Billy Rogers farm, which is located about five miles from Lake Harbor, Just south of the Hendry County line. Knight will begin operations on his farm located south of State Road 80 and east of here about 17 miles. During the 1967-68 season, celery was the number one product grown in the Glades LABELLE - Gforge Wallace soared to 1,538 votes, making him Hendry County's high man In the presidential contest over Richard M. Nixon's 900 and the 71 votes cast for Hubert H. Hu niphrey. The official canvass of the Tuesday votes was completed early. Wednesday. Tho tally Included 121 absentee ballots, according to Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Bette) Foote, supervisor of elections. The count confirmed unofficial results announced earlier. In other listings, Edu-ard J. Now lam j curious! he knew of one anti-tank weapon to be registered and some firearms had been registered prior to the new Gun Control Act. Although there is no charge for registration of the pieces, Adair said a previous transfer tax of $200 will still apply. This Is mainly to prevent the transfer of a destructive weapon Into the hands of criminals, he continued. Adair said although the new control act was merely an extension of the 1934 National Firearms Act, originating from the Al Capone days, it would give citizens and war veterans a chance to register weapons that have not been reported. He added, "The registration will be strictly amnesty. There will be no Investigation of such guns; just flat registering with no fee charged." Citizens have until Dec. 1 to register their "destructive" weapons with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division at Room 420, Pan American Building, P.O. Box 2281, West Palm Beach. Adair said after the expiration of the reglsteration period Public reaction to the registration of war trophy and racketeer type firearms was reported Wednesday by J. R. Adair, special investigator for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the VS. Treasury Department, as "better than expected." Adair said the response was good but a great deal of confusion exists as to what constitutes a sawed-off shotgun or sawed-off rifle under the Gun Control Act of 1968. In issuing his statement, Adair said a sawed-off shotgun has a barrel length of less than 18 inches and sawed-off rifle has a barrel length of less than 16 inches. Since Saturday 43 weapons have been registered with Adair. However, he said that since the police and sheriff departments also have registration forms some weapons may have been listed with them. Although the act Includes such destructive devices as bazookas, sawed-off rifles, silencers, rockets, mortars, bombs, mines and grenades, items reported to Adair have only been machine guns, submachine guns and sawed-off shotguns. Of the items Adair said 35 were in the machine gun category and eight were sawed-off shotguns. However, he added mm Miami Locks Man Hurt Again In Glades Crash Gurney defeated veteran Democrat LeRoy Collins for the U.S. Senate with 1,788 votes to 1,173. U.S. Rep. Paul G. Rogers retained the 9th Congressional District seat with 1,945 to opponent Robert W. Rust's 939. Also retaining a seat was Jerry Thomas with a 1,672 vote to 635 for Robert C. DeYoung in competing for the 35th Senatorial district seat. The 34th Senatorial District incumbent, Elmer O. Friday Jr. was high man with 1,966 votes to 646 for Republican Joseph W. Humphrey. 113th House District incumbent James Lorenzi Walker got 1,674 votes to 656 for R. Ramon (Ray) Houser. Democratic candidates were successful for the three state supreme court seats. Group 1, Joe Boyd, 1,568 votes to 782 for C. Richard Leavengood; Group 2, James C. Adkins Jr. 1,377 to David L. McCain's 793; and in Group 3, Vassar B. Carlton's 1,462 votes took the 758 for Wade Hopping. Frank Schaub's votes of 1,525 won- the bid for 12th Judicial Circuit State Atty. over the 618 for Republican Sidney G. Beaver. For Group B, Second Appelate District Judge, Carl C. Durrance received 1,440 votes to the 795 cast for Joseph P. McNulty. About IEF1TS OMTIKS lUIIIflUT area. Associate County Agent John H. Causey said there were 9,048 carloads shipped from the Glades area. Income to the 10 area celery growers during the past season added $17,661,687 to the economy of Palm Beach County. Last season, the Sam Senter Farm, located just west of Hatton Highway, northeast of the city, was the first to harvest celery during the last week In October. Causey explained earlier that the heavy rains resulted In damage to not only the growing crop but also to some seed beds that were being readied for transplanting. Wedgworth Farms and Vandegrlft-Wllllams Farms, Pahokee, slated to have the first celery of the season, have been delayed due to the inclement weather. The early sweet corn crop, which gave Indications of being one of the best fall crops to be produced In the lake area, has also been affected by the heavy rains. For the first 10 months of the year, rainfall In the area Is 17.63 Inches above the 42-year average, according to Theron Casselman, assistant agriculture engineer at the Everglades Experiment Station. Five of the excess inches of rainfall were recorded during October when the precipitation at the station measured 10.51 Inches, as compared to the average of 5.24 Inches. Through April, the area reported a below-average for rainfall for the first four months of the year. Since that time, the increase has been steady, Casselman reported. Nancy Cotton you should be! UJraclt plastic DENTU1UTE reEtj loose dentures in 6e olio-uies. This "Cushion of Cofflio rt" eases sore gums. You eat anything. Laugh, talk, even sneeze will tout mhMitmnr Mrt mnrm ( rA the northbound lane of the four-lune highway. Cummings, who is employed the the U.S. Sugar Corp., was taken to Hendry General Hospital in a Pattison Funeral Home emergency vehicle from Clewiston. In July, McLain explained, the motorist struck a tree on "Corkscrew Boulevard," Old Highway 27, and suffered head and internal injuries. Investigating into the accident is continuing, the trooper stated. V particles under plates. I DENTUR1TE lasts for months. ' t- i - i-i t i . i UU9 uajiy oouicr 01 powu er, paste or cushions, just remcve when reS( is needed. Tasteless. Odorless. Money back guarantee. At all drug counters. LAKE HARBOR - For the second time since July 26, a Miami Locks resident, Canute Osmond Cummings, 32, has been injured in an auto accident In the immediate vicinity. On both occasions Florida Highway Patrol trooper G. L. McLain has been the investigating officer. 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