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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 7

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Newly Strengthened Legislature pe Holds Organizing Session Today By Israeli Premier SAVE $3.00 GAL NO DRIP - LATEX NO MESS - WASHABLE - ONE COAT COVERS TALLAHASStt (AP Democratic leaders, firmly in control of a more powerful legislature, prepared Monday to organize the new lawmaking body which is expected to make historic changes in Florida government. Gov. Claude Kirk announced Monday that he will not expand the organizational meet ing Into a special session and scuttle elaborate plans for preparation leading up to the April regular session. "President John Matthews and Speaker Fred Schultz have advised me that such a session is unwise at this time," Kirk said, noting that he had discussed calling a special session for revision of the auto Inspection law. On the eve of the formalities of the one-day organizational session Tuesday, the Democratic leaders consulted with key legislators, went over plans for a simpler but more active organization and took another look at important committee assignments. Veteran Sen. Elmer Friday REG. 6.95 ODORLESS WHITE He expressed hope the current talks in Washington on the sale of 50 U.S. Phantom jet fighters to Israel "will bear fruit In the near future." Eshkol also congratulated President-elect Richard M. Nixon on election victory and said "I believe we can count on his sincere desire to work for the peace and security of our region and the world at large." Both Israeli and Jordanian spokesmen accused the other side of triggering clashes across the Jordan River SALE PRICE O) GAL. yT0 JERUSALEM (UPI) Premier Levi Eshkol praised U.S. peace efforts in the Middle East Monday while denouncing the Soviet Union for "rehabilitating the shattered Arab armies." The Israeli premier also reminded the Arab states they are vulnerable to reprisal raids and warned "only if there is quiet on this side of the border or any border-will there be quiel on the other side as well." Eshkol spoke to the Knesset (Parliament) amid reports the Arab states had written off U.N. peace envoy Gunnar Jar-ring's mission as a failure and a series of clashes along the Israeli-Jordanian cease-fire line. Eshkol said President Johnson had "showed an awareness and comprehension of the need to maintain a balance of forces in the Mideast which was expressed In our joint statement" following the premier's visit to Johnson's Texas ranch. 10 PASTEL COLORS Legislator Urges Slash Of State Agencies To 15 ECONOMY SPECIAL SAVE $2.00 GAL. SPARKLE - BRITE P.V.A. CHINCH BUGS? SOD WORMS? phone T0MASELL0 585-2551 TALLAHASSEE (AP) Amid already growing debate about who will control powerful new agencies, a legislative leader in the important job of executive reorganization Monday suggests a maximum of 15 state departments with more individual control. "We don't need 25 departments. Thai's way too many," INT. - EXTERIOR WASHABLE GOOD COVERAGE WHITE & COLORS Richard Pettigrew D-Miami, said. He will head the House Governmental Reorganization Committee. The new Florida Constitution requires that the present 125 agencies be reduced to no more than 25. As lawmakers flocked into the capital for Tuesday's organizational session, the impending task of .structuring Florida's government for years to come shaped up as a classic confrontation between GOP Gov. Claude Kirk and Democratic Cabinet members. But an unusual partnership 1REG. 4.951 95 BUY NOW SALE PRICE 2 HAL5EY& GHlff ITU OFFICE EQUIPMENT BUILDING 33? EVERNIA ST. WEST PALM BEACH 832-3883 AND SAVE! GAL. 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This, plus the fact that the legislature will be In session annually and will hold hearings at other times during the year, could go a long way toward undercutting Florida's Cabinet system of government. Cabinet aides, meanwhile, are reportedly working on another proposal that would put almost all departments, including the governor's "little cabinet" agencies, under control of the seven-man board of state executives. Pettigrew said he feels that Florida would "move away from the multitude of board administered functions" under the reorganization so that each Cabinet member, Including the governor, would have specific administrative responsibilities. But some functions, such as management of state land, probably are so sensitive that they will require decisions by the entire Cabinet, he said. Two Area Junior Colleges Get Funds Two area junior ollcges are among 27 in the slate which received a total appropriation of $4,54:1.872 for use during November, according to Fred 0. (Bud) Dickinson Jr., state comptroller. Over $4 million of the junior colleges allotment came from the Minimum Foundation Program, while $29.1,6(16 came from state sales tax. Palm Beach Junior College in Lake Worth has been allocated $222,166 and Indian River Junior College in SI. Lucie County will receive $68,824. With The Purchase of Any New SMITH-CORONA TYPEWRITER SOAP & WATER CLEAN UP INT. - EXT. FOR WOOD-METAL CONCRETE OR PLASTERED WALLS of Fort Myers and former speaker E. C. Rowell of Wild-wood were reported to be the choices of the leaders to head the powerful Senate and House rules committees. Schultz, the House speaker-designate, completed a list of committee assignments for all House members, but Mathews, Senate president-designate, said he had been "shuffling names since last Tuesday" and did not have the membership selected for any committee except Rules. Schultz and Mathews are both Jacksonville Democrats. The legislature, first ever to be authorized to hold annual sessions, also faces the problems of completely reorganizing the executive department and implementing other provisions of the recently adopted constitutional revision. Rep. Richard Pettigrew, D-Miami, who favors a maximum of 15 state agencies, Is scheduled to head reorganization efforts in the House and there were reports Mathews would select a Dade Democrat for the job in the Senate. With regular committee sessions scheduled before the general session and a wide variety of tasks ahead, the legislature could be the first to abandon the pretense of a part-time body. Schultz said members would have to be given a raise in the $300 a-month expense allowance because of the tremendous work load which will require numerous trips to the capital during the busy four months of preparation. Plans to raise the $100-a-month salary to an annual total of $10,000-$15,000 also were being discussed by individual legislators, but Schultz said any salary raise probably would await recommendations from a study. The new constitution also gives the legislature the power to slay In session indefinitely, upon approval of 60 per cent of the members. This would allow the lawmakers to recess subject to the call of the president and the speaker. Mathews said the indefinite adjournment has been considered but he contended it was too early to make a decision on how the subject would be handled. Schultz also noted that the constitution lets the legislature deckle how it can call itself into a special session. "It is possible that the legislature may want to pass a bill allowing the speaker and pres-ident to call a special session," he said. Either way, the power for the leaders would make It much easier for the legislature to meet without a call from the governor. 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