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Tuesday, November 12, 1968
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2 Palm Beach Post Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1968 Seating t- 1, -4 f ' - . Grove Park PTA Asks Extension Of Sidewalli ':"V IteX; ft .. 4VM''. avv. kind of enforcement for a few days. City Manager B. A. Poston said that he did not know of anything the city could do to slow down traffic along Military Trail, adding, "We don't even have the jurisdiction to place signs on the road cautioning motorists". Councilman Norman Brown suggested that the city at least make an effort to slow down motorists to 20 miles per hour through the area, even though it might be unenforceable. Although no decision was for the North Lake Boulevard-Earman River portion of the sidewalk. Smith said 305 children, for whom bus service will be discontinued this morning, will be walking along Military Trail and asked what the city was going to do about it. Mayor George Bonner replied that the city could do nothing in the way of traffic control, since Military Trail is a state thoroughfare. He added the only thing the city could do might be to "bluff" Its way through some reached on the matter, the city has estimated that it would cost $9,000 to construct a shellrock sidewalk along Military Trail from the Ear-man River to North Lake Boulevard. The matter is expected to be taken up at the next workshop session, but in the meantime, a plea has been issued by the city and Grove Park officials asking motorists to exercise extreme caution on that portion of Military Trail affected by the county's two-mile limitations on bussing. ft 3 1 H h i "v Bafalis May Be Named 1st Lieutenant Governor (UNTeleplioto) sonable storm hit the deep south city. Marilyn Atkins and her children clean the windshield on the car before making a short journey. SNOW IN GEORGIA - Many people came out to their cars in Decatur, Ga., Monday to find them covered with snow when an unsea- 1 F Snow, Rain, Frosty Air Chill Much Of South The snow was mixed with the rain In many areas. Most of the snow, other than in the mountains, failed to accumulate because of temperatures that hovered above the freezing mark. But snow fell steadily for 45 minutes at Newnan, Ga. some 40 miles LA. BAFALIS Woman Appointed Stuart City Clerk Veterans Day Spirit Alive, Johnson Says By ROBERT K. OGLESBY Staff Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS Bruce Smith, president of the Grove Park Elementary School PTA, appeared before the city council Monday night to request that the city build a sidewalk from the Earman River south along Military Trail to North Lake Boulevard. The county recently finished an asphalt sidewalk from North Lake Boulevard south to the school, located on Military Trail, but the majority of young students who will be walking to school today will have no sidewalk on Military Trail north of North Lake Boulevard, Smith said. Councilman Henry Jewett said that when the city had discussed the problem with county authorities, the county agreed to build a sidewalk from the school north to the Earman River, not just to North Lake Boulevard. Smith said, however, that he understands that Palm Beach Gardens would be responsible MacArthur TV Firm To Expand NEW YORK - Culminating a year of activity, MacArthur Productions Monday announced a series of projects intended to establish the Palm Beach County company as one of the major TV producers In the country, according to Sherman Adler, president. Under development and scheduled for the next few months are: a weekly prime time variety show, created by Art Stark; a daytime daily dramatic series to be taped in Palm Beach locations, already optioned by a network; "Under the Little Big Top," a junior version of the circus, performed by and for youngsters. Also, "The Palm Beach Ball," a TV special hosted by major male and female stars, highlighting the selection of ten of the most beautiful women in the world, scheduled for March on a national network. Arrangements have been completed for the Mike Douglas Show to originate from the Colonnades Beach Hotel, Palm Beach Shores, and other Florida locations. Utilizing area facilities, MacArthur Productions also plans to enter the motion picture field with a high major budget film based on Seminole life. GOPs Again Elect Reed TALLAHASSEE (UPI) Republican legislators re-elecjed Sen. C. W. Young and Rep. Don Reed Monday as their minority leaders in the legislature. Reed of Boca Raton has served as a member of the house since 1963. He will be aided by Rep. John Savage of North Reding-ton Beach as minority leader pro tern and Rep. George Caldwell of Fort Lauderdale as minority whip. Young of Seminole who has been in the Senate since I960, was chosen without opposition in a GOP caucus. Sen. Tom Slade of Jacksonville was re-elected minority whip and Sen. Warren Henderson of Venice was chosen to replace Sen. L. A. Bafalis of North Palm Beach as floor leader. V Mi. west of Atlanta, and at Rus-sellville and Mountain Brook In Alabama. In North Carolina, six inches were reported at Beech Mountain, four and a half inches at Seven Devils, and one inch at Winston Salem and at Greensboro. Gen. J. P. McConnell, who represented Johnson at Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, said "the number of veterns whom we honor will continue to mount" in Vietnam, where he predicted "more hand fighting." A chilled crowd watched the Arlington ceremony, in which a presidential wreath was placed at the Tomb of the Unknowns," which contains the remains of unknown soldiers from World War I, World War II and the Korean War. The President's message noted that the peace that followed World War I was broken, but he said "the freedom that triumphed lives on. "And so it is that on the Deltas of Vietnam the same thunderous voice of freedom continues to be heard," Johnson said. "The place and time are different. But the objective Is still the same. "...It is the objective of all free men. It Is the will to live in liberty and peace. It is the battle of centuries a battle for the preservation of man's dignity and his right to be free from tyranny and fear." After the presidential wreath was placed, representatives of Belgium, Britain, France, Israel, Italy and Mexico presented "freedom torches" as part of the "People to People" program to promote international understanding. The ceremony was boycotted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars as a protest against the Defense Department's order restricting burials at Arlington to career military officers and other high government officials because of limited space for grave sites. Of Peking Introduced UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) The U.N. General Assembly opened Us annual China debate Monday with all signs pointing to another rejection of bids to expel the Chinese Nationalists and seat the Peking regime In the world organization. The vote is expected Friday. Nationalist China's Foreign Minister Wei Tao-ming told the 125-nation assembly that Red China was unfit for U.N. membership and that its seating would "bring in its train a multitude of new problems which may well undermine the very existence of the United Nations." Cambodian Ambassador Huot Sambath had led off the debate with an appeal for the seating of Peking as "the law-tul representative" of China. He blamed the United States and other "imperialists" for keeping Red China out of the United Nations. Although the Cambodian delegation and the Communist bloc walked out of the blue and tjold chamber as a gesture of scorn during Wei's speech, it appeared Peking would be given its worst defeat in four years. Nationalist China's supporters, who have usually made accurate forecasts, predicted the vote would be 60 against seating Peking and 44 in favor. A vear ago the vote was 58-45. Wei called the Peking government a bogus regime which he said had "committed untold crimes agains t the Chinese people ... and flouted, and continues to flout, the basic principles and purposes of the United Nations." "A regime that promotes war and insurgency," he said, "that preaches force and violence, that claims the right to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, that makes use of Its diplomatic missions to subvert the host countries, has obviously no place In an organization dedicated to the maintenance of international peace and security." Sambath urged the assembly to end "the Injustice perpetrated by the U.S. government against the Chinese people." He further demanded that Formosa be handed over by the United States to the Chinese Communists. He rejected a "two Chinas" policy under which both the Chinese Nationalists and the Peking regime would have U.N. seats. There as been no formal proposal in the assembly for such a solution, but Italian Ambassador Plero Vinci Introduced once more a plan calling for creation of a special U.N. committee to study the China question and report back next fall "with recommendations for an equitable and practical solution." This could include a "two Chinas" arrangement. The study proposal, however, was rejected last year and is not given much chance for approval. Death Cause Of Michigan Man Is Due A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Dept. spokesman said Monday that the results of an autopsy performed by County Coroner Dr. Hugh Dortch Jr. on the body of a Michigan man who died on the roof of a vacant furniture warehouse Sunday night might be known today. Claude R. Menefee, 54, of Berrien Springs, Mich., an odd Job worker, died on the warehouse roof which was covered with an orange tent by exterminators. Menefee was seen about 10 p.m. Sunday near the Rhodes Furniture Co. Building, 501 Clematis St., by a guard for the Armour Exterminating Co. Inc. of 240 Royal Palm Way. The guard, William Thomas Day of 5710 Plnewood Ave., told Patrolman R. H. Anderson of the West Palm Beach Police Dept. that he saw Men-fee on the sidewalk near the building and warned him that the building was being fumigated and was filled with poisonous gas. Day said he last saw Menefee staggering westward on Clematis Street, apparently Intoxicated. The body was found about 8:30 a.m. Monday as Armour workers peeled back the tent, Menefee was lying face down beneath the tent on the roof. Detective Sgt. Charles Lawson said the nan apparently climbed a ladder at the rear of the building and crawled between an opening in the tent. Police said the company had erected signs on all four sides of the building warning of the dangers and advising the public to stay away. 2 Gangsters Killed SINGAPORE (UPI) - Two Singapore gangsters were killed and four police officers were wounded Sunday during a four-hour gun battle. WASHINGTON (UPI) -President Johnson said Monday the United States observes this Veterans Day the 50th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I "in a spirit of renwed hope for a just and honorable peace" in Vietnam. "Recent developments have made possible a bombing halt in Vietnam," Johnson said in a statement. "Men of good will everywhere long more than ever for the day when all the guns of battle will be stilled." $1,100 Taken In Equipment West Palm Beach police were looking for an unknown thief late Monday night in connection with a Monday morning burglary which netted office machinery valued at $1,100. Police received a telephone call from E. R. Anderson, owner of E. R. Anderson & Co., a tile and terrazzo firm, reporting that two calculating machines and a typewriter were missing from the 825 1st St. office of the business. Listed as missing were a Hermes calculating machine, valued at $200; an L. C. Smith typewriter, valued at $100; and a Marchand calculating machine valued at $800. Patrolman Richard Knowl-es, the Investigating officer, reported that entry was apparently gained through an office window, in which a panel had been broken. TALLAHASSEE, (UPI -State Sen. L.A. Bafalis of North Palm Beach said Monday he would be "interested" in being named as Florida's first lieutenant governor if the office is offered to him. Bafalis, a Republican, said he has discussed the matter with Gov. Claude Kirk but not In relation to who might get the job. He said he presumed that Kirk would seek a legal ruling on his power to fill the office before the new state Constitution creating it becomes effective Jan.". Bafalis is the Republican Senate floor leader and a candidate for Senate president had the GOP won control. He is the most logical person If the governor can select a lieutenant governor, sources tion the name of George Grimm, a former Martin County employe. Sims said he thought the position should be filled by a man. Acting City Manager Edwin Glasscock also had been serving as city clerk, holding both positions since the death of Joe N. Crowder last July. Glasscock served as city clerk for about three years. Glasscock said Mrs. Clark would begin her duties as soon as possible. The position pavs $6,500. In other action, the commission: Officially set Nov. 26 as the date for the municipal primary. Agreed to spend $150 for an ad in the program for the ninth annual U.S. Invitational golf tournament at the St. Lucie Country Club Dec. 12-14. Referred to the Planning Board a zoning change at Hart Mobile Homes on U.S. 1 north of Roosevelt Bridge. The change would permit construction of a marina. Voted to advertise for a public hearing a zoning change from B-2 business to R-3 residential which would permit construction of an apartment complex west of U.S. 1 and between State Road 76 and State Road 714. Pope Warns Liberals Of Church VATICAN CITY (UPI) Pope Paul VI Monday Issued a strong new warning to Roman Catholic liberals against trying to change "Indispensable structures" of the church to suit their own ideals. "We are demanding of you total and generous faithfulness to the church not, certainly, to an Imaginary church which each would conceive and organize according to his own ideas, but to the Catholic Church as it Is," the Pope said during an audience for 400 monks and friars. The Pope spoke against the background of increasing ferment in both the Catholic clergy and laity. In Washington Sunday Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn., a prominent Catholic layman, led more than 4,000 singing, cheering Catholics in a demonstration of support for 40 Catholic priests who had been disciplined for objecting to the Pope's ban on artificial birth control. Last week, the Roman Catholic Church of France eased the birth control ban and said the use of artificial contraceptives was "not always guilty." The Pope's speech Monday coincided with a meeting of more than 200 U.S. cardinals, archbishops and bishops in Washington. The conference was called to try to restore pastoral authority in the church. The Pope said Catholics must be loyal to the church "as Christ wanted and established It, with its aims, its laws, Its means of salvation, Its indispensable structures." However, the Pope made It clear he was not opposing necessary reforms in religious in Kirk's office said. Senate president-designate John E. Mathews Jr., D Jacksonville, one of the authors of the new document and an authority on the constitution, said he was convinced that the office cannot ever be filled except by election of the people. "If I were Senator Bafalis. I would not resign from the Senate just yet," Mathews said. But Bafalis said many "non-political" attorneys had advised the governor that he can appoint the official. Bafalis pointed to a section of the Constitution providing that a "vacancy in office shall occur upon creation of the office" and another section providing for the governor to till vacancies in elective office when not otherwise provided by the Constitution, and when the vacancy occurs less than 2S months before an election. Mathews said he feels the office remains unfilled until a new governor is elected in 1970. The Constitution provides for a lieutenant governor to run in tandem with the candidate for governor and be elected on the same ballot. Kirk reportedly will ask the State Supreme Court for an advisory ruling on his powers to fill the office. Military Contracts Criticized WASHINGTON (APi The Defense Department does not obtain full Information on profits realized by contractors receiving more than $22 billion a year in military orders, Comptroller General Elmer B. Staats said Monday. He told a Senate subcommittee on government economy: "We know of no complete and comprehensive study that has ever been made on profits actually realized by defense contractors." Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., chairman of the subcommittee as well as its parent Joint Economic Committee, commented: "In other words, we just don't know what the real prof-Its of defense contractors are." Proxmire proposed that the General Accounting Office, the congressional watchdog arm headed by Staats, undertake a sweeping study to determine profit levels on military contracts. Staats balked, suggesting the assignment might better go to an agency outside of the government. Staats was the leadoff witness as the Proxmire subcommittee resumed hearings on military procurement, with attention to profit levels and competitive bidding. Staats said "The Department of Defense does not obtain complete Information as to profits under firm, fixed-price contracts." In the last fiscal year, he added, that type of contract represented 53 per cent of the $13 million spent in military procurement. The comptroller general also reported that the percentage of military contracts awarded through open competitive bidding dropped from 17.6 per cent In 15 to 1.5 percent in 1968. Patriotism Is Aliw And Well In KivM-ra At the height of the heavy downpour late Monday afternoon, the American flag at Ying Lew's Restaurant, 105 Broadway, Riviera Beach, was torn from its staff and blown Into the street. Several motorists saw a well dressed young man slop his car and retrieve the flag. An employe ol the restaurant said the young man, soaking wet, returned the flag but his name was not obtained. The Palm Beach Post 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Fla. 33402 Publlihrt rvfry morning except Saturday and Sunday by Perry Publications. Inc . at 27S1 S. Dixie With-way. West Palm Beach, Fla. Entered a aecond class mall al West Palm Beach. Published every Saturday and Sunday In combination with The Palm Beach Times, as The Palm Beach Post Tlmej. Subscription rates and additional Information on Editorial Pan. By Post Wire Servian ATLANTA An early season cold wave pushed through Dixie Monday, bringing cold, drizzly rain, sliding temperatures, threats of tornadoes and snow that measured as much as eight inches in the mountains. The cold snap, one of the earliest onslaughts of winter weather In Dixie, reached as far south as LaGrange, Ga., with its snowfall, dumping nearly three Inches on the middle Georgia city In big heavy flakes. While snow fell over a wide band of North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, much of the remainder of the south had only cold weather, rain and dreary gray skies. The Weather Bureau warned that dismal weather may be around for several days. The immediate forecast called for freezing temperatures, rain and more snow over a wide area Monday night. The heaviest snowfall was reported in the Great Smoky Mountains that divide Tennessee and North Carolina. The fall was measured at eight inches at the top of the Smokies. Newfound Gap, a break in the mountains on the road from Cherokee, N.C., to Gatl-ingburg, Tenn., reported four to five inches of snow. Four to five inches of snow was also reported at Boone, N.C., and the area braced for another round of snow. Hazardous driving conditions were reported in the western sections of North Carolina. Travelers warnings were being issued in many areas, and a tornado watch continued into the evening Monday over southeast Georgia and much of Florida. The Miami Weather Bureau issued a severe weather statement, saying the strong squall line across south Florida might produce severe thunderstorms and damaging winds. In Florida, a tomado, possibly two, dipped down on Van-derbilt Beach, north of Naples, destroying four homes and slightly injurying a man and his wife. The snow hit the Smokies so early some bear had hardly had time to hole up for hibernation. Many of the trees still bore their autumn reds, browns and yellows and the mantle of snow created a picture book sight. A low pressure system Just off the southeast coast of Alabama apparently was responsible for the tornado watch. But the snowfall was part of a three-pronged weather system across the nation that had dumped two feet of snow In New England. The snowstorms and sudden turn to winter In the South followed an earthquake In the Midwest Saturday that was felt all the way into Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. The Weather Bureau said that rain was general Monday from the Gulf over Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia and into Tennessee and the west-em Carolinas. Belle Glade Man Held In Break-In A Belle Glade man was being held In West Palm Beach Jail late Monday night on charges of breaking and entering and attempted breaking and entering. Charles Gibbs, 37, of 740 S.W. Ave B Place, was arrested early Monday In connection with break-ins at Hadley Tire Service, 1900 N. Dixie, and Thrifty Paint and Body Shop, 1905 N. Dixie, and an attempted break-In at Sims Pharmacy, 1830 N. Dixie. Patrolman F. R. Smith arrested Glbbs as he was allegedly fleeing the area. Gibbs was also charged with vagrancy by night prowling, police said. STUAKT The Stuart city commission Monday night appointed Mrs. Janice Rollins Clark of 807 Weir St. as its new city clerk. The vote was four to one in favor of employing Mrs. Clark with Commissioner Arthur Sims opposing. Sims had placed in nomina- 2nd Twister Hits Hendry Continued From Page 1 champion bulls were winners at shows in Dallas, Tex., In 1964 and 1967. The vice-president said it was lucky the storm struck when It did, as there would have been at least 50 additional workmen in the area within another hour. The barn area is the assembly point for the ranch employes. Some of the metal roofing and siding had been blown more than a quarter of a mile southeast of the stricken area, Swindle said. Sheriff Earl S. Dyess reported continued donations of food, clothing and bedding for the families that were routed from the S and M Farms camp, located about 30 miles south of here, that was struck by the first storm Saturday. Armando Herrera Sr., 25, who was critically Injured In the storm that took the life of his wife, Velma, 20, and a son, Paul, 2, remains in the Intensive care section at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach. Crochet said it would be several days before an estimate could be made of the damage here Monday from the storm that struck about 3: 15 p.m. (IPITrtrpkoW) till - SvA ;VtTS T At . ' I , 41. V v . . . Gen. John P. McConnell, Air Force chief of staff, left facing camera, represented President Johnson. Beside him is Maj. Gen. Charles S. O'Malley Jr., commander, Military District of ANNIVERSARY MARKED The 50th anniversary of the end of World War I was observed at Arlington National Cemetery Monday with the placing of the presidential wreath and other ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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