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t Palm Beach Post-Times. Saturday, Nov. 9, 19fi8 1 . V -. Author Says PAA Gives School Employes Power t J J. W V meant a loss of independence. The CTA assumed the costs, he reported. "I assume we would make the same offer to pay expenses of the two new committees," Thorp said, "but they also might decide to go their own way." William R. Goode of Riviera Beach High School was named temporary chairman of the instructional advisory committee, and Bradford E. Webb, operational representative from Seacrest High School, of the noninstructional committee. Additional organizational meetings will be scheduled. with the group which is paying your bills," he said. Dr. A. Donaldson Thorp, board chairman, said after the meeting that the board had offered to pay the expenses of the professional rights and responsibilities committee, but the offer had been rejected because acceptance would have '4 " i. V"":.' ' : - ; -' p - I 4 " , I L. . .1-1 Staff Photo Bv Tonv Hps States. From left are William Gerard Ih ringer of 243 NE 21st St., his daughter, Patricia, 4, and son, Richard, 2, and wife Elvira. In the background Ls Circuit Court Judge Robert S. Hewitt who presided at the naturalization ceremonies. SWAYING PALMS FOR MOUNTAIN'S There is a big difference between mountainous Switzerland and palm-tree studded Florida, but Friday this Delray Beach family exchanged environments as they became new citizens of the United Deep Emotions Stirred As 33 Become Citizens Photo by Ray Colter from 1-95. The truck was on an emergency run to the Gramercy Park area where a broken gas main had been reported. Holstein was reported as uninjured. EMERGENCY RUN Turned into a disaster for the Old Dixie Volunteer Fire Department Friday when its newest $25,000 truck flipped on its side as driver Fireman Cawley Holstein exited onto 45th Street Beach; Roy Parchment of Pa-hokee; Donald McKerchar of Lake Park; Brian Harrison of Lantana, and Austin Allevne of Belle Glade, all British; Nellie Raynolds, Margaret and Mark Suttloworth of West Palm Beach and Shirley Rosenberg of Lake Worth, all 3 Political Parties Warned To Remove Campaign Posters Mini-Park Dedicated To Hill The Downtown Development Authority mini-park on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach was dedicated Friday to E.D. Hill, division vice-president of Florida Power & Light Co. At the site, named the "Dick Hill Park," were members of the DDA, Greater West Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Council and those who contributed service, labor or material toward park construction. The park is the former site of a vacated building owned by FPL which leased the land to the DDA for development of the park. A plaque was given by the council and chamber to the DDA in appreciation of the beautification project. Presentation of the award to a civic group for downtown improvement will be an annual event. The mini park, adjacent to the Florida Theater, was the first project the DDA undertook. DDA Executive Director Frank Frazier said the original estimate of $20,000 for the park project was cut to under $10,000 through the contributions of local businessmen. Mentioned in appreciation for their services or supplies given at a discount to the park project were: Lee K. Spencer, C.L. Moore. E.F. Reddy, Mrs. H. Obst, Robert E. Logsdon, Curtis Knight, Robert D. Wise, B.A. Rowland Jr., Scobey Carml-rhael, William Mondell, Llovd Bell Sr.; Ben Walton, Merle W. Merchant, O.W. Twiss, William Kindling, .I.E. Hollenbeck Sr., Henry .1. Burkhardt, Joseph Jones, and city department officials, Arthur C. Rehm, Joseph E. Hughes, R.J. Lozlto, Ronald Schutta and John Van Epp. Resignation From Board Is Accepted FORT PIERCE School Board Member Hazel Jordan's resignation was officially accepted by Gov. Claude Kirk, Thursday, and until the governor fills the vacancy the board will operate on a four-member basis. Mrs. Jordan's resignation was elfective as of last Oct. lfi, the day she announced her intent to leave the board following its appointment of her as director of the county's education improvement program. Mrs. Jordan, who previously was a staff member of the University of Miami's Desegregation Center, will coordinate the use of state EIE funds. She has been on the job for the past two weeks. Democrat W. E. Raikes was elected Tuesday to Mrs. Jordan's seat. By law he would take olficc next January. However, Supt. of Schools lien I.. Bryan said he had been assured last week in Tallahassee by the governor's office, that whoever was elected to the post would be appointed to till Mrs. Jordan's unexpired term. Raikes had not received the appointment by noon Friday. However, a four-member board, as long as it has a quorum of three members, can still transact school business. The newly elected superintendent of schools, J. Walter llebb, the first Republican ever to win the job, is expected to take oil ice in January. .Martin Election Canvass Com pleted STL' ART The official canvass ol Martin County voles in Tuesday's general election was completed late Friday at-tenioon and the winners remained the same. In the onh close county contest, incumbent Democrat Roy Baker picked up 382 absentee votes, making his total 4,873. F o r m e r deputy sheriff James Holt R) got 23.'! absentee ballots for a final vote total of 1.587. Martin countians returned Democrats to office in all but one race with John F. Saun-derson, Incumbent District 3 county commissioner, losing to Di William Mvers - 383!) to 5011. litical signs be provided for in the city code about eight years ago, said that 1968 topped all years for the number of political signs and the lack of cooperation in removing them. Annual Port Income Rises 10 Per Cent No Races Changed By Absentee Count By JANE ARPE Staff W riter The county school system's employes have tremendous power as a result of the Professional Affairs Agreement (PAA) offered by the Board of Public Instruction, the author of the agreement said Friday. Dr. Robert Kite, director of secondary curriculum who drew up the pact, said the agreement gives teachers, for instance, a large voice in areas ranging from curriculum to condition of floors, from the hiring of consultants to negotiating a salary schedule, and working hours and conditions. He also pointed to two possible sources of operating funds, financing by the board which would tend to destroy the committees' independence, or assessing of dues for members which might be rejected. Kite and Clyde E. Harris, assistant superintendent for administration, spoke at organizational meetings of the instructional and of the nonin-structional advisory committee established by the agreement. "Do not underestimate the power you now have. You must assume you are making decisions which affect the children and you must be' aggressive," Kite declared. The majority of personal complaints will be handled by the system's professional rights and responsibilities committee, which is financed by the Classroom Teachers Association, Kite predicted. It will be up to the elected delegates from each district to determine whether a request for a hearing has been processed through the proper channels, should be referred to the professional rights and responsibilities committee, or should go to t he PAA group. If one of the two committees decides to consider a complaint or proposal, it then will call on outside experts in the field to provide background material, decide what stand to adopt, and name a communications committee to discuss the issue wit h t he board. "This is a two-way street," Kite pointed out. "If the board wants to do something with the teachers, it could be expected to consult with your group." He pointed out that each of the committees will be incurring bills for postage, telephones, secretarial help, consultants' fees (which can be expected to run up to $150 a day), mileage reimbursement and members' personal expenses. Legal services might also be required, It was pointed out. One member of the Instructional committee, noting that the board has an information officer, said a public relations committee might be needed to sell the PAA to the teachers. Less than four per cent of the teachers participated in the election of committee members, although nonln-structional employes responded in heavy voting to select members of their committee. The majority of instructional employes have either signed up with the local Classroom Teachers Association, which was formerly their official spokesman with the board, or have avoided both CTA and PAA participation. It was also noted that the board may have to hire or appoint someone to represent It In negotiations with the instructional and the noninstruc-tional groups. Because of the overwhelming rejection of the agreement by teachers, it might be difficult to find enough instructional personnel willing to pay dues to carry the operation, lt was observed. Kite said that the sooner instructional employes support the PAA financially, the sooner they will be able to deal forcefully with the board. "It is difficult to negotiate Chain Eyes Cartier NEW YORK (API An upstate New York discount department store chain said Friday it has agreed to buy two-thirds of New York City's famed Fifth Avenue jewelry store, Cartier Inc. Family Bargain Centers Inc., operator of 23 stores catering to cost-conscious buyers in small communities, said lt will acquire for an undisclosed amount of cash the interests of unnamed and unnumbered stockholders in the jeweler patronized for half a century by the rich. Cartier also operates a store In Palm Beach, Fla. Announcement of the impending purchase was made by Robert Kenmore, who took over Family Bargain Centers as a chairman last August with an associate, Gardner Dutton, executive vice president. Cartier confirmed the agreement but would not elaborate. Family Bargain Centers plans to become a holding company, proposal to change its name to Kenton Corp. and revise its capital structure will be submitted to stockholders Nov. 13. When asked how the city would go about removing the signs and billing the offenders, Hughes replied, "I don't know, we've never had to do it before." Currie came out with a final lead of 998 votes over his Republican opponent, William R. Staab, former assistant county solicitor. Currie had led in the precinct count by 1,935 votes, but his margin was cut by nearly 1,000 votes by the absentee ballots. Members of the canvassing board, which Includes County Commissioner George V. Warren, County Judge Paul T. Douglas and Supervisor of Elections Horace Beasley said the counting of absentee ballots was completed about 5:30 p.m. Friday. After tallying the counts In the close races, they recessed without adding the absentee count to the precinct count in those races which had been definitely decided Tuesday. The board is expected to meet this morning and certify the results. The vote count will then be forwarded to the office of Secretary of State Tom Adams in Tallahassee. Tucker To Seek 2nd Term Michael Dravigny of Boca Raton, French; Ingrid Nord-quist of Boca Raton, Norwegian; Juanita Engel of Palm Beach, Chilean; Adibe Abufa-ris of West Palm Beach, Bra-zllean; Pierre and Madeleine Devos of West Palm Beach, Belgian, and Hector Escamil-la of Delray Beach, Mexican. year, said that the number of vessels using the port had risen from 187 to 236, despite the fact that the port is handling less oil than ever before. Commissioner Markhn Langham said: "Despite the drop in oil shipment revenues, our total revenues increased markedly, showing that we are not strictly an oil shipping port, by any measure." Commissioner Billy B. Burns, recently elected to serve his fifth consecutive four-year term as a member of the commission, said: "The recent deepening of the channel has contributed to the drop in dockage income, due to the fact that larger ships can now use the port facilities." He added that the fewer number of ships, particularly tankers, lessens the chance of oil spills and reduces crowding at the port facilities. Jaudon lauded the businesses located at the port, saying, "We are very proud of our tenants, since a great deal of our success Is directly related to theirs." Sweet Sentenced To Life BARTOW (UPIl John J. Sweet, a stocky, balding ex-bookie, was found guilty Friday of first degree murder in the death of citrus millionaire Charles von Maxcy and was immediately sentenced to life in prison. A recommendation of mercy from the six-man, six-woman jury automatically saved Sweet from the death penalty. Sweet took the verdict and sentence impassively and did not say a word. A few minutes later as Sweet was being led from the courthouse Sweet was asked his reaction to the sentence. "They're convicting an innocent man In this state, that's it," he replied. The defense was given 14 days in which to file a motion for a new trial and defense attorney James M. "Red" McEwen indicated he will make a full appeal of the case which hinged largely on circumstantial evidence and the testimony of the victim's widow who, having been granted immunity, testified she helped arrange her husband's death. A request that Sweet be allowed free on bond pending the appeal, was taken under consideration. The jury was out two hours and five minutes, before finding Sweet guilty as charged. Sweet, wearing a brown suit instead of the blue which he had worn throughout the trial, sat with folded arms and stared straight ahead as the jury filed back into the courtroom. After the verdict was read, and before Sweet was fingerprinted and sentenced, the jurors were allowed to leave the courtroom. By KEN GREEN Staff Writer Naturalization ceremonies, to the independent observer, are often routine, but Friday the voices of the Palm Beach High School Choir and the tears of a four-year-old girl ?ave them a depth of feeling not soon forgotten. The ceremonies at the Palm Beach County Courthouse before Circuit Court Judge Robert S. Hewitt had additional meaning for the 33 new citizens, coming three days after the national election. The next time they can vote. Moments after the new citizens had taken their oath of allegiance to the United States, the choir gave memorable performances of "This Land Is Your Land" and "This Is My Country" to the applause of all present. Their dress, the girls in white blouses and green skirts and the boys in blue blazers and white trousers, added to the performance. Earlier, one of the young ladies sang the national anthem. But at one point it was not a moment of happiness for a blonde-haired little girl who, left alone at the rear of the courtroom, sobbed while her parents took their oath. As Mr. and Mrs. William Ihringer of 245 21st St., Delray Beach walked to the front of the room with their son, Richard, 2, daughter Patricia sat alone. Sobbing quietly, the four-year-old soon regained her composure, -however, as her father returned and took her in his arms. Perhaps she didn't understand It all, but near her daddy once again, the tears were brushed aside for a smile. Patricia, later, even had a smile and a handshake for Judge Hewitt. So did her brother, Richard. They automatically became citizens when their parents took the oath. Following is a list of the new citizens: William and Elvira Ihringer of Delray Beach and Alois Verena Amstead of Riviera Beach, all Swiss; Manuel and Angelina Fernandez of Boca Raton; Margarita Esposito of North Palm Beach; Antolin Quintero of West Palm Beach; Dulce Grimes of Riviera Beach; Hortensia Fernandez of Palm Beach; Blanca Ug-alde, Hubert Powery and Francisco Saladrigas of West Palm Beach and Julio and Mirta Baez of Boca Raton, all Cuban. Katherine and Ellen Murphy of Boca Raton, both Irish; Lawrence Miller of Riviera Johnson would take his seal Jan.l. If as has been suggested by some authorities, the revised constitution becomes effective Jan. 7 Johnson would then have to give up one or the other of his positions. Mayor Johnson said late Thursday night; "I am not going to get into any position where there is a conflict of Interest. I may have to resign as mayor, but I will conduct myself in the best interests of the city and county." The section dealing with the local situation ls contained In Article Two, Section Five, Public Officers: ". . . No person shall hold at A warning was sent out Friday by West Palm Beach Zoning Director Joseph Hughes to headquarters of the three parties that all temporary political signs must be removed or the privilege of future installation might be revoked. "Abuse of this privilege might force me to recommend it be deleted from the code. I believe strongly that they should have an opportunity to campaign but I'm going to recommend it beiescinded if I don't get cooperation," Hughes said. Previous notices, sent to the Republican County Executive Committee, Democratic Party Headquarters and Wallace For President Headquarters, only received response from the Wallace campaign. Hughes said he did not get any .answer from the Republican or Democratic headquarters. The warning letter requested the removal of the signs immediately, reminded the violators that the signs were required to be removed within 24 hours after elections and advised that failure to comply would mean city removal of the signs at the expense of the owner or lessee. Hughes, who recommended the privilege of temporary po- Post-Times' 'Cindy' Dies At 58 "Cindy" won't be there with her hearty laugh and her jokes delivered with a broad German accent to serve Palm Beach Post-Times employes in their cafeteria. Mrs. Centa Cusworth, 58, of 2802 Westgate Ave., suburban West Palm Beach, died Friday night after suffering a stroke earlier in the day. "Cindy" was an Institution in the Post-Times cafeteria. Born in Rosenheim, Germany, Mrs. Cusworth came to this area about 30 years ago. For many years she owned and operated "The Three Sisters," a combined grocery store and bar on Westgate Avenue. Later she worked at the old Palm Beach Air Force Base. Survivors Include four daughters, Mrs. Carmen Wal-lis of Houston, Tex., Mrs. Maria Elena Longworthy of Fort Walton; Mrs. Elizabeth Eagen of Lake Worth and Miss Ros-ina Cusworth of West Palm Beach; eight brothers and sisters, including Mrs. Alois Reimcl of Philadelphia, Pa., and seven grandchildren. Mizell-Faville-Zem Hibiscus Chapel will announce arrangements. Lrgion Post Sets Grave Markings JUPITER Members of Jupiter Lighthouse Post 5973 of theVFW will be at the Jupiter Cemetery at 10 a.m. Sunday to mark graves of veterans. Both flags and markers will be used. The post has announced It Is willing to mark the graves of foreign war veterans for any families requesting the service. The post also is conducting its annual "Buddy" poppy sale today. RIVIERA BEACH - Port of Palm Beach Manager J. E. Jaudon announced Friday to the Port Commission that the port's income over the 12-month period ending October 31, 19(i8, was the highest in its history. The earned income of $402,-767.38 topped last year's by 10 per cent and serves as "an accurate indicator of the new business being generated at the port," Jaudon said. Major increases over last year's income of $365,089.17 were attributed primarily to new rental facilities, heavier railroad switching schedules and increased wharfage income. Jaudon, comparing a typical two-month period during last year to the same period this Woman Held In Baby's Death A Lake Worth woman was in Palm Beach County Jail late Friday night in lieu of $12,000 bond after being arrested earlier that day by Sheriff's Detective Jose Perez on charges of manslaughter, torture and unlawful punishment, and child neglect. Mrs. Irma H. Hernandez of 4446 Lake Worth Rd., was arrested after an autopsy had been performed on her 13-month-old son. Dr. Hugh Dortch, Palm Beach County medical examiner, reported that the Oct. 23 death of infant Johnny Hernandez resulted from a fractured skull Further investigation indicated that the injuries were possibly received from a beating, Lt. Carl Bretzsaid. Mrs. Hernandez denied having struck the child at the time of his death and said the child fell out of his crib. The torture and child neglect charges were filed later. Ban Posts the same time more man one office under the government of the state and the counties and municipalities therein, except that a notary public or military officer may hold another office, any officer may be a member of the Constitution Revision Commission, Constitutional Convention, or Statutory Body having only advisory powers." Attorney Gen. Earl Fair-cloth's office Tallahassee, refrained from comment about the situation. An unidentified assistant said, however, that the revised constitution "extends the prohibition of holding two offices at the same time, to municipalities." Continued From Page 1 Bill J. Bailey of Belle Glade: In the tally of 114 precincts Weaver had led by 1,205 votes, but his margin was cut by about 600 votes in the absentee tabulation. In a statement issued Friday night, Weaver thanked his supporters and pledged to continue his efforts for the four-laning of State Road 80 between West Palm Beach and the West Coast of Florida. Culpepper's early margin was cut even more by the count of absentee ballots, but he still emerged the winner by 2,220 votes. The count in the 114 precincts had Culpepper ahead by 2,955 votes. The final tabulation gave Culpepper 49,449 to 47,229 for incumbent E. F. Van Kessel, county commissioner chairman for the past two years. Perry Como Suit Unsettled After more than a year In Palm Beach County Circuit Court, a $54,000 lawsuit against singer Perry Como still has not been decided. In recent developments in the suit, Judge James R. Knott permitted the plaintiff, the Hank Keene Co., to alter Its name on the suit to Harry C. Newcombe, also known as Hank Keene and doing business as the Hank Keene Co. Newcombe charged In the original suit, filed In June 1967, that the $54,000 was the balance of payment for a $.357,000 house he constructed for Como InTequesta. Newcombe Is asking summary judgment but Judge Knott has not made a final determination In the case. Como, on two previous occasions, has asked for dismissal of the suit, but both have been denied. No Trash Collections On Veterans Day LAKE PARK - Joseph Capo-rale, superintendent of public works, reminds residents that there will not be any trash collection on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Trash collections usually made on that day will be made on Tuesday, he said. He noted that garbage collections will be made on Veterans Day as usual. Fight Pollution TAIPEI (UPI) The city council approved an anti-pollution law Friday that bans the burning of soft coal and similar fuels. Air pollution in the island's capital Is nearly twice as bad as New York's, a recent survey reported. New Constitution To Johnson's Holding 2 FOR t PIERCE Mayor Milton Tucker qualified Friday morning to seek his second term in office, and It appears he will be unopposed in his bid. Tucker, who served a two-year term as southside city commissioner before his election as mayor in 19W, promised to make paved roads "a number one project" for the city If reelected. Tucker Is the only candidate to qualify for the mayor's Job. City elections are December 3rd. Deadline for filing was 5 p.m. Friday. Rumored opponent, Dr. W'l-llam Dannahower, a former mayor, Issued a statement Thursday saying he was not In the race. Former State Sen. and County Commissioner Harry J. Klcllter, another rumored possible candidate, took himself out of the running Thursday when he too said he would not be a candidate In the non partisan election. Tucker, a merchant, is owner of Mr. Tucker's She Shop on North Second Street. The Palm Beach Post-Times 2751 S Dii Highway West Palm Beach, Fla. 3340 Published every Saturday and Sunday morning by Perry Publko-lionj. Inc., at 2751 S. Dixie Highway, West Polm Beach, Flo., in combination with The Polm Beoch Post and The Palm Beach Timet as The Palm Beach Post Times. Entered as second class mail at West Polm Beach. Subscription rotes ond additional information on Editoriol Page. i I LAKE WORTH Mayor Robert C. Johnson's election to the Palm Beach County Commission Tuesday may cause him to have to choose between maintaining his present office or accepting the new position. Under the revised Constitution, apparently approved by voters Tuesday, no person may hold two elective offices at the same time. However, state authorities, including two Justices of the state Supreme Court and men-bers of the attorney general's office, are not certain when the so-called authorized revision will become effective. Under present election laws,

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