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2 Palm Beach Post, Friday, Nov. 8, 1968 Civitans Asked By Mayor To Support Marina Plan head line at the marina from where it is set now at the shoreline to the east end of the piers so that two areas can be filled as proposed by the developers. The city has a right to establish its own bulkhead line but filling, dredging and bulkhead-ing are still subject to approval by the State Internal Improvement Fund trustees. Brady displayed an aerial of the present marina use and retain at least 45 per cent of the lake view from Flagler Drive, he said. Terms of the contract include a $52,000 annual rental to the city, taxes or payment in lieu of taxes, on the property and future developments, and a legal commitment by the developers of S10 million in completed construction within 10 vears. photograph of the proposed tills and said the city would extend the south fill "to avoid a pocket" and make the small area into a park. High rise apartment buildings, condominiums and possibly, a hotel are planned for the fills. A marina services complex is proposed lor the present marina site. The developers would be obligated to maintain SOpor cent If ' Citizens' Group Demands Loiver Electric Rates By PATRICIA PRESTON' Staff Writer In what was the first public, promotional talk on the proposed leasing of the West Palm Beach Marina, Mjyor David H. Brady Thursday asked the Downtown Civitan Club to back the project which would be "a boon to the downtown." Brady said the 99-year lease is expected to be signed before the end of the year by the city and the developers, headed by Edward Durrell Stone Sr., a New York architect and his son. Edward Durrcll Stone Jr., a Fort Lauderdale landscape architect. Although the Stone group, he said, would be ready to begin construction immediately after the contract signing, the project might be delayed up to six months because of court action. The city is to enter a suit to determine the legality of leasing public property to a private concern for development. The Stone group, tentatively named "The West Palm Beach Marina, Inc." plans a S15 million to S20million residential and commercial development for the site, from the Flagler Memorial Bridge south to 1st Street. The mayor termed Stone Sr. "the world's leading architect." "This will be an incentive to merchants to better their buildings and merchandise so they can offer more to those w ho will become a captive audience," Brady said. When asked if he expected double with bulkhead lines, Brady said "no," that his interpretation of the latest state edict is that projects deemed to be in the public interest would be approved. The citv must move its bulk- heart transplant team should perhaps be assembled to operate from a county hospital. The suggestion is to be presented at a January meeting of the county association executive board. BOCA HEART CHAIRMAN - Malcolm Anderson, city attorney of Boca Raton and general chairman of the Heart Association there, is suggesting that in view of the high rate of area heart attack deaths, a By JACK OWEN Bureau Chief LAKE WORTH A group of protesting citizens, demanding electrical rate reduction, were told any revision would have to satisfy fiscal agents. A special conference was held Thursday night to answer a series of questions centering around expansion of the power Heart Transplant Team Needed, Says Official Board To Shuffle School Priorities Kirk Faces Veto Loss In Senate TALLAHASSEE (AP) -Gov. Claude Kirk's veto power in the State Senate apparently was erased Thursday night as final counting of absentee ballots in Central Florida's 15th District gave a key pivotal race to a Democrat. Former Rep. Welborn Daniel took the district's Senate seat by only 237 votes, defeating young Republican Sen. Dennis O'Grady of Inverness. The deciding vole came in Volusia County, where O'Gra-dy requested and was granted a recount that was scheduled for this morning. O'Grady's defeat would give the Democrats 32 Senate seats to only 16 for the Republicans, who needed 17 to back up a Kirk veto. The governor's veto strength remains safe in the House, where the split is 77 -41 in favor of the Democrats. Absentee returns from Sumter and Volusia counties gave Daniel an over-all lead in the five-county district with 43,313 votes lo 43,074 for O'Grady. Sumter County's absentee voters gave Daniel 1,723 ballots to only 65 for O'Grady. In Volusia, it was 1,1X7 for Daniel and 1,447 for O'Grady. Militants Set Fires At College SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Militants exploded a bomb and set several fires Thursday as violence flared for the second straight day at strife-torn San Francisco State College. The blazes, which broke out in restrooms and faculty offices, were quickly contained. Damage from the bomb, planted in the education building, was described as minor. Despite the chaos and confusion, classes which were cancelled Wednesday afternoon-resumed under the watchful eye of campus policemen and plainclothes officers from the San Francisco Police Department. Police arrested a suspect in the bombing. He was Paul Ok-pokam, 28, a bearded drama student from Nigeria, who was apprehended while carrying a package tightly wrapped in masking tape with a fuse attached. At each entrance to the campus and classroom buildings, circulars were distributed urging students to join a boycott called by the Black Students Union to protest, among other things, the firing of an instructor who is a Black Panther. "The strike will continue until our demands are met," read a mimeographed sheet distributed by Students for a Democratic Society. SDS is supporting the demands of the Black Student Union. All classes were cancelled Wednesday afternoon and the campus put under heavy police guard when an estimated 151) Negro students and off-campus sympathizers Invaded classrooms, ordered teaching to halt immediately and physically threatened and ejected anyone who protested. ByDAVETATIIAM Bureau Chief liOCA RATON Creation of a medical team to perform heart transplant operations in the county is being proposed by the new "go-getter" Boca Raton general chairman of the county Heart Association. City attorney Malcolm Anderson, appointed general chairman In September, hopes to get reaction to the idea at a meeting of the county association executive board in January. Because of the number of retirees and "out-of-shape" professional people living in Johnson To Hold City, County Posts experts," Anderson said Thursday. He suggests such a medical team could work out of one of the hospitals in the county such as Boca Raton Community Hospital, where coronary and intensive care units are located. Frank Dawson, head administrator at the local hospital, said establishment of a heart transplant team would require a lot of specialized personnel. "I doubt that we could undertake such a thing right now unless we expanded operations here," Dawson said. Anderson has a special interest in heart care, and In his own case, staying in top physical shape to lower the chances of having a heart attack himself. Both his mother and father died of heart attacks. His brother, James L., a 50-year-old neuro-psychiatrist In Miami, has had an attack. With heart attack histories on both sides of his family, Anderson's preventive program is jogging four miles every working day. He and a half-dozen other professional men begin jogging about 6 a.m. through the streets of Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club subdivision. They've never taken more than 40 minutes to cover the distance. As general chairman of the local heart drive, Anderson is presently lining up chairmen to head the lour drive divisions. The leaders of the divisions, professional, financial, industrial and commercial, with Anderson will take on the task of raising the local goal of $15,000 during heart month in February, 1969. A co-chairman in charge of the professional division in last year's drive, Anderson accepted this year's general chairmanship even though he puts in many 12-hour days with his legal duties with the city. Anderson has been city attorney since December 1967 when he succeeded Timothy Poulton, who joined a private law firm. Anderson joined the city from a company law practice here. Before coming to Boca Raton two years ago, he served as an assistant to the attorney general in the civil litigation division. He and his wife, Margot, have two sons, James, five, and Malcolm Jr., eight. Integration Hearing An administrative hearing into Palm Beach County's school desegregation program has been scheduled for Dec. 12 in Atlanla, Ga. by the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Heaiing Examiner Abraham Gold is to preside. County School Supt. Lloyd F. Early, who reported the Atlanta hearing, also announced that he had been advised that two other cases Involving the school board are to be heard in Miami, both Nov. 18, and both before U.S. District Judge Emmet Choale. One is on a motion by HEW to dismiss the complaint filed by the county school board against the department. The board maintains that HEW has been unreasonable and capricious in demanding greater school desegregation. The second motion, filed by the county school board, asks the court to dismiss the suit brought by the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association. The CTA alleges that the board violated provisions of the U. S. Constitution when It withdrew its recognition of the association as the spokesman of its instructional employes. Fete Boycotted LONDON (UPI)-A Soviet reception Thursday on the occasion of Russia's 51st anniversary of Its revolution was boycotted by British leaders. Government sources said Invited ministers had stayed away to express displeasure with the invasion of Czechoslovakia. '' ' plant, and rate reductions. Commissioner George Inger-soll said a review of the rate structure would be made by consultant electrical engineers prior to the city attempting to float a $6.5 million revenue bond issue. Mayor Robert C. Johnson said he would be content to lower the rate if a eompara- Navitsky also said that plans should begin for selling bonds to be paid by the county's racetrack funds with the money from this fund to build new schools in the Warfield and Jensen Beach areas. The board looked over plans for an addition to Hobe Sound School which would include four classrooms, two kindergarten classrooms, administrative offices, library and an addition to the cafeteria. Navitsky said this addition was needed for the 1969-70 school vear. Shooting Of Boy, 12, Is Prohed LOXAHATCHEE - A 12-year-old resident of a Loxa-hatchee ranch was listed In critical condition late Thursday evening at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital alter suffering a gun shot wound. Undergoing surgery late Thursday night after being shot in the neck was Samuel Craig of IheM&M Ranch. Hospital officials reported that young Craig was paralyzed as a result of the bullet which went into his neck, down through his chest and lodged in his spine. It was understood that two versions of the shooting were reported to investigators: According to one the boy was accidentally shot; according to another he was the victim of a sniper. The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Department was sliil investigating the Incident shortly before midnight Thursday. Civilians Slain UMUAHIA, Biafra (AP) -A total of 2,089 civilians have been killed in three months In raids by Nigerian war planes on the breakaway state, a Bia-fran statement said Thursday. - It added that the Nigerians carried out 99 raids in which more than 3,0(X) people were seriously wounded. The report described damage to houses and crops as "Incalcuable." 1 '-AT t I ''' 1), U' HOBE SOUND - Martin County School Board discussed reshuffling ils building priorities at a workshop session Thursday night at the Hobe Sound Elementary School. Board members agreed that some additions would have to be delayed in order to remedy some critical situations at other schools. School Supt. James Navit-sky said additions were needed at Martin County High School in order to avoid double sessions. "We don't want double sessions," board member Homer Wall said. The board is faced with additions needed at several of the schools in the county but there isn't enough in the building fund to cover the total building needed. "We're just going to have to shuffle some funds," said board chairman Joseph ( irecnlees. Six classrooms are needed at the high school, according toNavitsky. Faces Auto Theft Count PAHOKEE - As the result of a driver's license check on Highway 441, about two miles south of here Thursday, a Fort Lauderdale motorist was arrested and charged with being in possession of a stolen auto by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Herman E. Whaley. Being held in the local lockup in lieu of $1,100 bond Is Isaiah Hilton, .14, of 715 NW lllth Terrace, who was also charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license. Whaley said the motorist had in his possession a dozen assorted keys that would fit ignitions of different makes of automobiles. The vehicle was reportedly taken from a used car lot In the Broward County city, Whaley stated. One of the keys on the ring belonging to Hilton is reported to have unlocked the ignition on the 1961 model auto. Hilton's bonds totaled $1,100. Whaley was being assisted in the driver's license check by trooper G. L. McLain. if ; k . . ,-,V- v: 7 1 4 , the study of other power suppliers showed the city was out of line. The rate has remained the same since 1959. Ingersoll commented that many improvements to the city had been made because of revenues obtained from the citv -owned power plant. He said the city had saved interest costs by not having to obtain loans. Mayor Johnson suggested rates changed by the city utilities, whiched include the water treatment plant and power plant, could stand comparison with those charged by other utilities. He said a comparison would reveal whether the power plant "profit" is reasonable, or "... a hid len form of taxa'ion." Both the mayor and Commissioner Bob Thomas voted against expansion of the power plant earlier this week. Both advocated increased efforts to obtain an interconnection with Florida Power & Light Co. Thomas stressed Thursday night that he did not favor selling the power plant, but he did not favor expansion. Ingersoll, Commissioner Kenneth Miller and Robert Small favored engineers' recommendation to expand. The citizens group was told complaints of unusually high electrical bills for the months of July and August this year, were investigated on an indi vldual basis. Commercial manager James O'Kcefe admitted a recently programmed computer had caused mistakes, but added the months in question had been humid. Asked whether the expansion program would eliminate profits because of the additional Indebtedness, Miller replied that projected growth patterns for the city, and increased utility use, would avert elimination of profits. Attorney John Waddell, commenting on the acceptance of a $6.5 million expansion program without a referendum, said: "The commission is not required to hold a referendum. However, a referendum can be held on an issue of this sort." A question was raised about the $47,(XK) payment to consultant electrical engineers Reynolds Smith and Hills for their study, repo and preparation of specifications for plant expansion. It was pointed out that the payment was based on the total cost of the project, and followed a pay-scale established by the Engineers Society of Florida. Criticism of a power cable being erected above ground, in the location of Sixth Avenue South, proposed site of the I 95 interchange, where it will have to re relocated, was answered. Mayor Johnson said a lack of communication in the past by State Road Department, Palm Beach County Commission and other agencies, ha not prepared the city for established rights of way. Boca Kcc Lists Throe New Classes BOCA RATON - The Boca Raton Recreation Department Thursday announced the opening of registration for three classes. Still Life Composition, taught by Charles Benedict, meets each Tuesday morning at 9:30, and runs for eight weeks. Golf lessons, given by-golf professional Angelo Boa uto, is an eight-week series. The class meets at the Community Center today at 7:30 p.m. Those interested may-bring a five-iron golf club lor the first lesson. There is a registration and Instruction fee. Piano lessons for children, a new six-week course, Is scheduled for Tuesday. Mrs. Marguerite Millar leaches the group instruction each week. Bom I) Hoax PARIS (UPIi The second telephoned bomb scare In 24 hours delayed the departure of an Iberian airliner Thursday. Authorities held up the flight and Its 3H passengers while the plane was searched. No bomb was found. The Palm Beach Post 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Fla. 33402 Published every morning except Saturday and Sunday by Perry Pub-llratlons. inc., at 2751 S. Dixie High way. Wel Palm Rrarh, Fla Entered a xecond class mall al Weil Palm Beach. Published every Saturday and Sunday tn combination with The Palm Beach Tlmea, ai The Palm Beach Post Times. Subscription rates and additional Information on Editorial Pace. the county, particularly in Boca Raton, Anderson feels there should be heart transplant facilities closer than Houston, Texas. He calls the Palm Beach area "coronary country." He has been advised that open heart surgical teams do heart operations almost daily in Miami and in Gainesville, although to date there has never been a heart transplant operation in the state. "Maybe we wouldn't need a vast research center, but we could have a local doctor or doctors trained to do the surgery. The details would have to be worked out by medical He said his attorney Is now in the process of determining the position when the amended State Constitution becomes effective. "I am not going to get Into any position where there Is a conflict of Interest," Johnson said. "It is possible I may have to resign as mayor, but I will conduct myself In the best Interests of the city and county." Area Races Unchanged Continued From Page 1 rie with 44,241 and Staab with 42.36. About 3,200 absentee ballots remain to be counted and It was expected that the task would be completed about noon today. No running tally of the absentee votes is made as they are counted, Beasley explained. Thus he was unable to give definite figures on any of the close races Thursday night. "There does not seem to be any change in any of the races," Beasley said late Thursday night, "The vote seems to be following a pattern. It seems to be going pretty much the same as it did in the precinct voting." The canvassing board counting the absentee ballots is comprised of Beasley, County Judge Paul T. Douglas and County Commissioner George V. Warren. It is expected that the final tabulation of Palm Beach County votes will be completed shortly after noon today. It then will be certified by the canvassing board and forwarded to the office of Secretary of Stale Tom Adams in Tallahassee. Jailing Sirhan Proves Costly LOS ANGELES (AP) -Jailing and prosecuting Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, charged with murdering Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, has cost more than a quarter million dollars so far, the county says. A memo to a county supervisor from auditor-controller Mark Bloodgood set the figure at $285,949 through Sept. 30. Sirhan, a 24-year-old Jordanian, goes on trial here Dec. 9. Kennedy was shot June 5 moments after he declared victory In California's Democratic presidential primary election. He died the next day. Sirhan was arrested at the scene. Alterations at the Hall of Justice and jail to protect him and a small courtroom prepared especially for the trial accounted for much of the cost. In addition. $82,242 was for overtime paid sheriff's deputies to guard him. Steel Worker Hurt In Freak Mishap BOCA RATON A freak accident involving a stuck truck at a construction site on south SR A1A here Thursday morning sent a 2H- ear old Boca Raton steel worker to Boca Raton Community Hospital with a broken right leg. Daniel W. Harris of 3100 NF. 5lh Ave. also was being treated at the hospital for cuts on his lei l leg. The victim was taken to the hospital about 11:30 a.m. after a steel mat being used to free a pickup truck from the sand at Sable Shore Apartments w as flung about six feet by the rear wheels, striking Harris just above the boots, according to investigating officer Patrolman Don (ioode. Harris was reported cm-p!oed by the Bav Steel Co. of Pompano Beach. LAKE WORTH Mayor Robert C. Johnson will be able to hold two political jobs, he claimed Thursday. The mayor was elected to the Palm Beach County Commission in the elections this week, winning over Democrat Leelan Jewell. "It was brought up as an issue during the campaign that I could not hold two offices at the same time," Johnson said. "I had private counsel check for me, and have been assured under the present State Constitution it Is legal to hold municipal and county office." He quipped: "My opponent said he would be a full time commissioner, and I said I'd be an over-time commissioner." Johnson's term as mayor of Lake Worth expires in March, 1969, date of the municipal elections. He is to be sworn into office as a county commissioner in January, 1969. "There have been precedents set on this before," he said. "Commissioner George Warren was mayor of Delray Beach at the same time Roy Michael Jr., a Lake Worth City Commissioner held both city and county offices, Dan Gaynor, on Golf View council was also on the commission." Absentee Vote Count To End STUART - Counting of absentee ballots in Martin County will be completed today, the' official canvassing board members said Thursday. Counting of the 697 ballots began Wednesday and continued Thursday. The count will be resumed at 9:30a.m. today. Members of the canvassing board are County Judge Mai lory Johnson, County Commissioner John W. Hussey and Mrs. Isabel Evans Smith, supervisor of elections. Earlier Thursday, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Hugh Taylor refused to issue a temporary restraining order against the committee and rejected comvssion arguments that the committee is unconstitutional. He also refused to quash a subpoena Issued by the committee requiring Johnston's appearance at the next committee meeting to be held here Mondav. Judge Taylor, however, did ask that the subpoena be rewritten so that it deals only with matters strictly before the committee. Johnston and Gallon have engaged In a running battle for months. Johnston stated he would not attend the next committee hearing, and Gallen responded by Issuing the w i ' - , L 1 1", ' Board To Petition Against Probers TALLAHASSEE (AP) Florida Industrial Commission officials, rebuffed in Circuit Court, turned Thursday to the State Supreme Court In their battle against a legislative committee. Commission counsel Patrick Mears prepared a petition asking the high court for an emergency hearing on the matter. Mears said he would file the petition this week and would seek an immediate hearing. The FIC contends the legislative investigating committee, headed by Rep. Tom Gal-len, D Bradenton, Is unconstitutional and has no right to Issue subpoenas. Gallen's committee has been investigating leasing practices of the commissiion, headed by Thomas Johnston, appointee of Republican Gov. Claude Kirk. t.jkrW'orlh eollrepi-parlmem Photo leased. Driver Allen Orner, 42, of Hollywood, Fla., together with Selma, 75, Janice, 15, Robert 11, and David Orner, were uninjured. Orner has been charged by Patrolman Ronald Puska, shown here, with failing to yield right of way and causing an accident. SIX SAFE AFTER CRASH Six persons escaped serious injury after two cars collided, one overturning from the impact, at Sixth Avenue North and M Street, Lake Worth, Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Doris Owen Stone, 60, of 1321 North M St., driver of the overturned car, was treated at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital and re-

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