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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Tuesday, November 12, 1968
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I2s Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1968 $6.5-Million Expansion Of Bethesda Proposed and bequests that might be sizeable." Although Briggs declined to assign priorities to any of his "capsule" recommendations in the report Monday, he declared that a new clinical laboratory should be a priority item for the commissioners to consider immediately. In response to a question, Briggs said that acquiring additional land for the hospital is "of course," desirable. erendum to raise hospital indebtedness or legislation to allow the issuance of revenue bonds. Two other possible sources of money, he said, are federal grants, and, of great importance, a hospital foundation. "I would like to urge your consideration," Briggs said, "of the organization of a Bethesda Memorial Hospital foundation which could provide a receptacle for donations care, pediatric and adolescent care, and inpatient rehabilitation. "Those factors must be considered seriously if this facility is to assume its community responsibility to provide a comprehensive, full-line hospital." Briggs proposed a capital financing plan of major proportions to meet the care requirements. He said that financing might come from either a ref ; A. Slaff Photo By Dave Tatham in Boca Raton was joined in by local American Legion Post 277, Veterans of WW I Barracks 2853, BPOE Lodge 2166 and the Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis Clubs. In the foreground, Sea Scouts stand ith their rifles at rest in silent tribute in which civilians joined as Old Glory flutters in the breeze. CANINE COMMEMORATION In the background, in an unusual observance of Veterans Day, Gretel von Silk, a dachshund and an unexpected visitor, stands at attention at 11 a.m. Monday in Boca Katon Cemetery. Gretel obeys the command of Mrs. Stevia Reagan, whose daughter is the dog's owner. The ceremony held Legal Opinion Due On Proposal To Cancel Compost Plant Pact BOYNTON BEACH - Projected care requirements will necessitate enlargement of Bethesda Memorial Hospital by hundreds of beds within the next 10 years, according to a master development plan presented by a Chicago hospital consultant Monday. Frank Briggs, of the consulting firm of Herman Smith Associates said, in addressing the regular monthly meeting of commissioners of the Southeast Palm Beach County Hospital District, thai such expansion and enlargement will cost "on the order of $6.5 million." Commenting that Bethesda has always had a master -plan, Briggs said that his eight-month study was a "major reexamination" to reassess and update the plan. Stating that his estimates are "realistic but conservative projections," Briggs told the hospital commissioners thai population of the Boynton Beach-Delray Beach area could be expected to double within the next 10 years. "Because Boca Raton really is within your service area," Briggs commented, "you must figure the impact of Boca Raton Community Hospital on your requirements. If Boca Raton Is unable to meet Its gross requirements, it will mean that Bethesda's needs will be higher." Briggs said acute bed-needs of Bethesda by 1978 could be expected to range from 518 to 654. But, he remarked, based on statistics from this year, the higher figure seems "quite conservative." The hospital now has 224 beds. The Chicago consultant went on to state that bed requirements of the two hospitals (Bethesda and Boca Raton) could "reasonably be projected" to be from 1,200 to 1,400 by 1978. The two hospitals now have a combined total of 331 beds. Briggs also saw an increased need for hospital services as more doctors use the full facilities of the hospital, "Your additional needs are In at least four broad areas," Briggs explained. "As I see it, those would be extended nona-cute bed care, psychiatric National Grange Meeting Opens PEORIA, 111. (AP) - The 102nd annual convention of the National Grange opened Monday with secret, fraternal ceremonies. Business sessions will be held later in the convention running through Nov. 19. Some 3,000 to 5,000 delegates and members of the farm organization are expected to hear the resignation of Her-shel D. Newsom, Washington, DC, national master since 1950. Newsom is reportedly stepping down from the post to accept a six-year appointment to the U.S. Tariff Commission. Three men were mentioned by delegates as a likely successor to serve the one year remaining of Newsom's two-year term. They include John W. Scott of Harrisburg, Pa., the national secretary; A. Lars Nelson of Seattle, the national overseer vice president and Ermil Jerome of Kuna, Idaho, a member of the natlona executive committee. Deadline Fixed For Queen Contest Girls between 12 and 14 who wish to enter the Junior Orange Bowl Queen Contest must turn in their entries before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The two winners, to receive trophies and prizes, will represent West Palm Beach in the final judging in Coral Gables. A tea for the contestants will be held Thursday at Stouffers Restaurant. suggestions coming from the Planning and Zoning Board. Several items of correspondence from the city manager are to be read. They concern appointments to the city's building board of adjustments, bids for meter boxes, traffic covers and valve boxes, and proposed improvements in the Independence Acres subdivision. In addition, there is a letter before the council concerning a new plant in the County Club Village subdivision area. been expressed because, according to one councilman, the city is interested in developing access ways to the beach only al certain locations. The city, therefore, would want to be selective as to which development sites get the over-150-foot advantage, and this, he adds, in his opinion is not legal. Another proposed height-limitation ordinance, to regulate single family and duplex family iR-1 and R-2) zones is up for ratification tonight with DANCE PLANNERS Mrs. Cort mittee, go over details of the third-C. Gravengood of Lighthouse Point, annual dinner-dance affair set for seated, chairman of the Debbie- Nov. 22 at the Crystal Lake Country Hand Memorial Service League fall Club in Deerfield Beach. Proceeds dinner dance, and Mrs. Eugene from the occasion are to go to the Field of Boca Katon, chairman of Boca Katon Community Hospital, the league's ways and means com- Glades Sugar Cooperative Starts Seventh Crop Year Survey Examines Youth Club Need ... Improved varieties of cane, have resulted In more production and less acreage," De Armas said. During the present crop, there will be 750 off-shore cane cutters involved in the operation, plus an additional ISO workers in the mill, refinery, warehouse and shipping operation. The sugar factory will add more than $2,000,000 to the economy of the area In payroll alone. The 53 growers, who control the operation of the plant, grow cane on 18,000 acres to supply the daily 4,000 tons of cane needed to keep the opera Thwarted Settle For LAKE WORTH - Frustrated safe breakers scooped up assorted jewelry and watches and snatched half a dozen wigs and a portable radio, before making a clean getaway aver the weekend. The attempted safe break ing was at Hills Jewelry Store, at the Town and Country shopping center on Lake Worth Road. The other store involved was Paul's Coiffeur's, next door. According to investigating officers from the Lake Worth police detective bureau, entry was forced through the rear door of the beauty store sometime between noon Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday. Once inside the building, a iole was cut or smashed through a wallboard and insulation partition separating the jewelry store from the beauty store. After clambering through the hole, roughly 36 inches by 20 inches, an attempt was made to bum open a safe in the jewelry store. According to police Chief Thomas Nagle, the outer safe was opened but safe breakers apparently ran out of lime or acetylene to burn Into the Inner safe. Empty jewelry boxes were found scattered in the store. Total value of the stolen items had not been determined. An alert via teletype was Palm Springs PTA To Convene Tonight PALM SPRINGS Palm Springs Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association (FI'A) will meet tonight at 8 In the school cafetorlum, according to Mrs. James Adair, PTA secretary. John I. Leonard High School "Folksters," under the direction of Mrs. Patricia Johnson,-wlll present a musical y. nf It i MOORE HAVEN - When the Glades County Sugar Growers Cooperative mill and refinery started grinding and processing operations here the factory was geared to produce 500,000 Ions of the raw product in 125 days, according to Luis de Armas, general manager. The mill, located just south of the city limits on Highway 27, has started its seventh crop year and Is the only combination mill and refinery of granulated sugar in Florida. De Armas is a product of the Cuban industry that began to flourish here when Fidel Castro look over the operations of that small country. At present, the cooperative has 53 growers producing the commodity in Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades Counties. The only other refinery In the state is the Everglades Sugar Refinery, Inc., which Is located southwest of Clewiston on State Road 832. Florida Sugar Corp., located east of Belle Glade on State Road 8(1, refines liquid sugar, It was explained. All of the other raw sugar Is shipped to out-of-state refineries for final processing. De Armas said the output of the local mill will possibly match that of the past season, although the U.S. Department of Agriculture has ordered a five per cent reduction in acreage for the present year. "Better methods of operation, plus ideal weather and has organized the survey and enlisted the assistance of other Jaycoe chapters for the Palm Beach County survey. During the next six weeks, 15-to-29-year-old persons including students at the high schools, Palm Beach Junior College, Florida Atlantic University and youth clubs will be contacted. Fach person will be asked to fill in a questionnaire designed to reflect specific and general areas of interest. "Once we have the questionnaires back we can tabulate the desires, see where our potential club members are, and get down to the business of establishing the clubs," said Cox. Parents and existing clerks are being asked to co-opeiate and help sponsor the survey. Some of the questions Include statements of interest in the college age bracket, boat caravans, hayrides, horseback riding, home parties and picnics, cookouls, community projects, outdoor sports, swimming parties, and ice and roller skating. There are questions concerning interest in forming a Junior Jaycoe group, Youth Freedom speakers, a Little Theater group, glee club and youth newspaper. Tabulation of the questionnaires should be completed by the new year. LAKK WORTH Area Jay-cees are conducting a youth survey to determine demand for new organizations for unfulfilled activity interests. Marvin Cox, member of West Palm Beach Jaycees, New Fish Problem LANTANA Careless exotic fish collectors may have to take the blame for upsetting the structure of Florida's wildlife by introducing walking catfish to area waters. Officer Vernon Ogilvie, of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, told members of Rotary at a luncheon Monday to report any strange animals or fish. He exhibited several walking catfish, natives of Thailand, which have prospered in Florida's backwaters. He said the fish seek out isolated areas to breed, and have entered the state's conservation areas. Ogillvie illustrated with slides the methods members of the Florida game commission have adopted to capture and study the new breed of fish. He also illustrated other fish and animals foreign to North America, but let loose by owners, and adapted to sub-tropical conditions. taken on a proposal from the planning and zoning board to allow builders to go higher than Tib feet on apartments along the ocean in exchange for their deeding to the city a minimum of 10 loot wide access "path" from SR A1A to the ocean. The matter has been deferred from last week's meeting so that Councilman Bernard Turner, who was absent last, week, could vote on the issue. Criticism to the plan has Project Aim To Be Drug Misuse Data DKI.RAY BEACH Drugs and their, misuse will be the subject of an initial program on Project Alert to be held at Soacrcst High School here at 8 p.m. Nov. 21. Project Alert's purpose is to educate people to the facts about drug use by children and adults in the county. Project Alert is a joint effort of the Palm Beach County Medical Assn., law enforcement agencies, pharmacists and local schools. To be featured in the first Project Alert meeting will be Dr. Frank Kuccra, Delray Beach surgeon; Palm Beach County Sheriff William Ileidt-man, and William Plum Jr., administrator of Project Alert. They will identify drugs currently being used and abused, describe the symptoms of drug use and discuss mental and physical damage caused by drug use. Sheriff Ileidtman also will discuss possible penalties for misuse of drugs and for illegal sale of drugs. The general public is invited to the forum. Clad es Police Aid Pledges BKI.I.F: ;LAI)K Thirty-seven fraternity pledges from Broward Junior College, Fort Lauderdale, learned about police hospitality here Monday. The students, all attempting to prove their ability to cope with the initiation problems for the Theta Kappa Gamma Fraternity, were found wandering the streets by Patrolmen Danny Stanley and Or-ville Meyer. Most of the students were covered with grease, assorted colors of paint, molasses and were attired in various costumes. Left stranded about 70 miles from home, the pledges were taken to police headquarters where they were given hot coffee and assisted In finding their wav back home. Chamber Schedules Film On Florida BOYNTON BEACH A movie depicting "Florida Attractions" and how they contribute to the local economy will be featured aJ the regular monthly meeting of the Accommodations Committee of the Creator Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce at noon Wednesday. John Sheppard is chairman of the committee and in charge of arrangements for showing the film. By DAV E TATHAM Korean Chief BOCA RATON City Ally. Malcolm Anderson is to deliver a legal response at tonight's meeting of the city council which could decide the fate of the city's controversial compost contract. The council asked Anderson lor his views on the legal ramifications of annulling the contract entered into March 5, at last week's meeting after the-compost promoters again failed to produce results nl any progress. International Organics, Inc., a Nassau, Bahamas lirni, in conjunction with Florida Compost Corp., a Boca Raton enterprise, were to have pio duced evidence of their corporate structure, financial capa-bility and al least an option on a possible plant site. Because past continuances have tailed to produce action and the nearness of the March 5, 1969 date when the garbage treatment plant is to tie in operation, several eouncilmen have suggested having the contract annulled and taking alternate measures. The purchase of additional garbage dumping property or acquiring a garbage compaction device have been suggested by City Manager1 Alan Arnold who lately has been exploring ways of ridding garbage. The dump on south l)i ie Highway is tilled to about capacity. Councilman Sid Broclhead commented Monday that he did not see how the city could legally cancel the compost contract. "We can't prove thc i the compost people u ill mil be in operation by the contract deadline," he said. He predicted they would not though. Action is expected to be Ranch Vel Mov BELLE GLADE Dr. Herbert Lloyd, the head veterinarian at the Big B Ranch, located about 17 miles south of South Bay, has moved to Gainesville where he will enter private practice. Alvaro Sanchez Jr., general manager of the ranch that now has more than 30,000 head of registered Santa Gertrudis cattle, said the veterinarian will continue to serve as chief veterinarian at the Big B. In the absence of Dr. Lloyd, his assistant. Dr. Ricardo Morales, will be in charge of the herd. The chance in residence of Dr. Lloyti necessitated his resigning as a member of the board of directors of the local Ch a mbe r of Com me rce . Charles Leonard, president of the Civic organization, announced Cloyd Fessenden, operator of a crane rental service here, will replace Dr. Lloyd on the board. The veterinarian had been in charge of the Big B cattle since the ranch, a branch of the King ranch of Texas, opened the local operation about three years ago. Kennedy Hospital Official Resigns ATLANTIS - Mrs. Jean C. Arnold has announced her resignation as director of Community Relations of the John F. Kennedy Hospital, effective immediately. Her resignation followed the removal of Maurice B. Frank as president of the Atlantis hospital last Thursday. tion going at full speed. De Armas, whose father owned the Santa Rita Sugar mill In Matanzas Province, Cuba, has been associated with the industry since 1930. The general manager said sugar mill workers at one time were composed of physicians, lawyers, dentists and other professional men who could not follow their chosen line of work when they first fled their homeland. "Today," De Armas explained, "many of these men have left the mills and are back doing the work for which they were originally trained." Thieves Wigs sent to other branches of law enforcement in the county and stale. 18 Killed In Crashes ISTANBUL (AP) - Eighteen persons perished and 12 were gravely injured In two separate passenger bus-truck collisions on Turkish highways Monday. In a crash at Adapazar, 68 miles east of Istanbul, four members of a wedding party were killed when their chartered bus and a truck collided headon. The bride and groom were injured. The other collision, which took the lives of 14, occurred '485 miles southeast of here In Nigoe Province. Unions Plan Strike In Home ROME (AP) A general strike to paralyze Rome and its surrounding province for 24 hours on Dec. 5 was called Monday night by the major unions in the capital. The action by Communist and non-Communist unions added to a wave of labor and student agitation growing in the country. A nationwide 24 hour general strike has been called by the unions for Nov. 14 to emphasize demands for higher pensions. Government employes plan a 24-hour nationwide walkout of their own for Nov. 19 to press for new Job classifications. Rome unions called their strike to dramatize demands to fight unemployment In the capital city. ,, J L4i I i 1 ; J 1 - I J" 'J i - ' - -kA .-- auto inspection station on S. Congress Avenue in Delray Beach. The south county temporary auto inspection station is stili operating on S. Federal Highway in Delray Beach until the new permanent facilities are ready for use. GETTING READY Palm Beach County's south county permanent automobile inspection station will be ready to open soon. Workmen from Hard rives Inc. of Boca Katon were busy Monday preparing to pave the driveways for the

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