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Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 18 13 X Martin Board To Act On Rotonda Drainage Jrt JsstmA V'tf ' "LKST VK FORGET" Veterans of St. Lucie vices along the wind-swept Indian River to hear County were honored at Veterans Day ceremo- the guest speaker Major Gilhert V. Jeffries Jr., nies held in Fort Pierce's Amphitheater, Monday commander of the Marine Corps Reserve Train-morning. More than 230 people attended the ser- ing Center in West Palm Beach. Fort Pierce J- fa Woman Files ? For Mayor education Week Plans vV ! 4 f ''!,' ' s 1 I .1 " i - 1 4 4 .. . " i . i . . ,i , ". i i I l . ' "4 v 'j , i . ; ' ' . -. V v f . f f Staff Photo K Hot 'K teacher; Beachland Elementary, Shirley Hanawalt, teacher; Sixth grade Fellsmere Elementary, Myrtle Frisby, teacher; Rosewood Elementary, Sheila Walker, teacher. Since the time schedule for reading activities in each school is different, parents were advised to contact the principal of the school they would like to visit for its schedule. weekend were two of State Sen. Jerry Thomas' campaign workers. Woody Van Voorhees and Walter Travers, pictured here dumping some of the signs in a bin located in Riviera Beach. CLEAN-IT TIME - Now that the campaign is over, it's time to take down the rain-washed and sun-faded political advertisements displayed throughout Palm Beach County. Doing just this over the County's Position Requested STUART A temporary drainage ditch permit request by Rotonda Drainage District is expected to be voted on by the Martin County Commission at today's meeting. A letter stating the commission's position on Rotonda's permit request to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been tabled for the past two meetings. The commission delayed action at the Oct. 28 meeting at the request of Fred Bell, engineer for Rotonda Drainage District. Bell asked for the delay until the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District (FCDI had time to state its position on drainage of surface water into the Loxahatchee River, which conservation groups have proposed. FCD, noting opposition by various state and federal agencies, wrote its objections to drainage into the Loxahatchee River. The Rotonda Drainage District is seeking a one-year temporary permit for the corps to drain surface water into the St. Lucie Canal east of Indiantown at Spillway "H." Conservation groups in the county have opposed any more drainage into the St. Lucie Canal. The corps has asked the commission to state its position on the Rotonda request. A letler has been prepared which points out that the commission does not have any objections providing that Rotonda Drainage District complies with all federal and state regulations, including those of FCD,' and the Game and Fresh Water t'ish Commission. Bell has pointed out that the drainage plan for Rotonda Is about the sam as the corps' drainage plan fir the county, except that the Rotonda plan includes antisiltation measures that are not included in the corps' plan. Armistice Day Feted In Jensen JENSEN BEACH Former state legislator William E. Owens told a crowd of about 200 of the importance of self-government in a review of America's past at the Armistice Day program Monday at St. Joseph College. County commissioner-elect Owens reminded the audience of the hardships of their forefathers at the 50th anniversary ceremony in which Martin County veterans organizations participated. Ninety-four-yea r-olcl Francis Adams, veteran of the Spanish-American War, told the audience that nine million Americans had died to make Armistice Day possible. He denounced the idea of doing away with established holidays Armistice Day, Thanksgiving, etc. and having four holidays a year for the sake of tourism. The program was sponsored by Martin County Barracks No. 854, Veterans of World War I. "1 - 1 Charged, In Holdup STUART One man has been charged with murder in connection with the September killing of a service station attendant in Stuart and two other men are being held, one in Indian River Preserve Action Due FORT PIERCE Action on a suggestion that the Indian River between the Vero Beach city limits and the Banty Saunders Bridge, excluding the west side of the river from the North Saint Lucie County limit, to the bridge, he declared an aquatic preserve is scheduled for today . Set for today in Tallahassee, the decision has been put off for two weeks, according to Dr. Kenneth Woodburn, slate marine biologist. The Governor's Interagency Advisory Committee on Submerged Land Management was to have made the recommendation to the Stale Cabinet, seated as the trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, today. Woodburn indicated the committee had not completed its report and this was the reason for the delay. Conservationists of the area have gone on record in urging that the entire river be declared an aquatic preserve but those interested in industrial development objected saying it would hamper the development of industrially zoned areas. Coastal Players Casting For 'Rain' JUPITER With last weekend's performance of "My Three Angels" to their credit, the Coastal Players are now casting for Somerset Maugham's "Rain," to be presented Jan. 24, 25 and 26. The Coastal Players, a group of local citizens interested in theater work, invite everyone to try out for a part in "Rain" at the Jupiter Ranch Motel at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 2 r. V.a - 2 Held Murder Pensacola and another in Kentucky, according to Martin County Sheriff Roy Baker. Baker said Oscar Griffin Gartley, 20, of Azalea Street, Stuart, who was arrested last week while at work in Stuart, was charged with murder on a warrant issued by County Judge Mallory Johnson. Being held in Pensacola in connection with the killing is Robert E. Dow Sr., 31, no address given, according to the sheriff. Baker said he did not know the identity of the man arrested in Kentucky. Baker said more information would be available today when an agent of the Florida Law Enforcement Bureau would be in Stuart. Killed in an early morning robbery of the Kayo Service Station on U.S. 1 at the south Stuart City limits was Vet Losey, 66, of Stuart. The victim's body was found by a passing motorist who had stopped for gasoline. According to Baker, Losey had been shot with a .32 caliber pistol in the chest. Less than $-10 in cash was taken from the victim. Recreation Program Set PALM BEACH GARDENS Two new recreation activities are underway here now and the recreation and parks department is urging residents to take advantage of the activities offered. For the younger set, a "small fry basketball program" Is being organized for boys age 8 through 13, to be conducted on the Plant Drive Park courts. The nine-week program will begin Dec. 2, with three weeks devoted to skill development and the remaining six weeks devoted to games. Parents who wish to register their sons may do so by calling the recreation and parks department at the city hall. It has also been announced that the city's newly-lighted shuffleboard courts are ready for evening use. Equipment is always stored at the courts at the corner of Burns Road and Military Trail and keys to It may be gained by contacting the police department. r 1 ..,... : ' Movie To Mountain VERO BEACH - A color movie, "Americans on Everest" will be shown at the community center at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The film was obtained through the efforts of Walter Bingham, who is a life member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. "Most famous explorers of world renown in the past 50 years have belonged to this club," said Bingham. The film will show the 1963 National Geographic-sponsored American expedition to scale Mt. Everest by two three-men teams headed by expedition leader Norman Dyhrenfurth. Mountaineering may be a young man's game, but when 45 -year-old Dyhrenfurth reached 28,200 feet, he won the senior championship. The film shows how six men reached the summit after unbelievable hardship, suffering 90-mile winds at 40 degrees below zero. The film is narrated by Orson Welles. Bingham said that the expedition was afforded every courtesy by the Indian and Nepale.se Governments. Chamber Holds Member Drive STUART - The three-day Stuart Chamber of Commerce membership drive gets underway at a 9 a.m. coffee briefing session today at the Elks Club In Stuart, the chamber office announced Monday. The drive to raise $15,000 will conclude at a 7 p.m. Thursday steak and beans dinner sponsored by O. C. (Jerry) Smith at the ElksClub. Robert M. Johnson is general chairman of the drive and captains of the competing teams are Kenneth L. Ferguson and James R. Harper. The winning team will eat steaks and the losers beans. 'r f 1 : u VERO BEACH - The Indian River School of Public Instruction announced the following schedule for this week in observance of American Education Week. Secondary art teachers are to display posters and exhibits in various business establishments. Elementary teachers are to display students' posters on American Education Week. From Vero Beach Senior High School, the home economics department, the art department, and the reading department, are to have representatives on Open House at Radio Station WTTB, Wednesday and Thursday. The schedule for each department is to be determined. The reading demonstration teachers invited parents to visit any ol the reading demonstration classes Wednesday and Thursday. Demonstration classes are: First grade Rosewood Elementary, Ruth Covault, teacher; Vero Beach Elementary. Gaynor Goodwin, teacher; Second grade Osceola Elementary, Stella Salva, teacher; Sebastian Elementary, Dorothy Thomas, teacher; Third grade Vero Beach Elementary, Bess Merritt, teacher; Citrus Elementary, (iloria O'Neill, teacher; Fourth grade Clemans Elementary, Gladys Wesley, teacher; Sebastian Elementary, B. Sartain, teacher; Fifth grade Osceola Elementary, Phyllis Entwistle, Sidewalk Open To School PALM BEACH GARDEN'S Bus service to Grove Park Elementary School from the Town Hall Homes area has been discontinued as of today and drivers are urged to exercise extreme caution along Military Trail and North Lake Boulevard due to the great number of children who will be walking along the new sidewalk. Many parents of children attending the school are expected to walk with their children today, carrying umbrellas to emphasize safety through out Palm Beach County. Bruce Smith, president of the Grove Park PTA, said Monday that he hopes the sidewalk will be continued north into Palm Beach Gardens along Military Trail In the near future. The just-completed section was built by the county and extends south along the Trail from North Lake Boulevard to the school for about a mile. Waitress Training Course Scheduled RIVERA BEACH A res-lauran: nostess and waitress training program will be given by the North Technical Education Center in Riviera Beach, starting ai V p.m. Wednesday. The ,'io-hour course will last six weeks with meetings two nights a week. Anyone 16 or over may register Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The course will be taught by Linda Mira, who has been in the restaurant business for over 20 years and has taught three years. Interested persons are asked to register at the school on Blue Heron Boulevard at I 95. Florida As TV Center Is Topic PALM BEACH SHORES The development of Florida as a major network television center will be the topic of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce coffee Wednesday at the Colonnades Beach Hotel. Sherman Adler, president of MacArthur Productions, will be the speaker at the 8 a.m. coffee, sponsored by MacArthur Prod uctions. The public is invited to FORT PIERCE - A last minute rush of candidates qualilying for Dec. .'i Fort Pierce city elections has brought a number of political novices into the race, including the first woman to run for the oltice of mayor. Incumbent Mayor Milton Tucker, who waited until Friday morning to put in his bid lor re-election, is faced by two opponents, both of them new to the local political scene. Tucker is being challenged by F.thel Hermann and Dennis li. Suinnierlin. The soulhside commission race, in which Commissioner Merle Morris and insur-ancerrian Donald Brown s(uarcd oil last month, includes former commissioner Charles Castle and James A. (lately. Incumbent northside Commissioner Jackie Caynon, the first Negro elected to the city commission, will be opposed by his former campaign manager Samuel I,. Carter and James Hatfield, son of Kd llat-tield, who was defeated last week in his own bid for the St. l.ucie County Commission. The only candidate with no opposition in the coming election is Municipal Judge Royco K. Lewis, who is seeking his fourth elective term in office. Fort Pierce Honors Holiday !'( )i;t pierce About rid St. l.ucie County citizens gathered Monday to hear Maj. Gil lici t V. .lellries Jr., command er ol the Marine Corps lie serve Training Center in West I'alm lieach, at 'elerans Day ceremonies in Indian River Memorial Park amphitheatre. Master ol ceremonies was John l.ochri''. Counts Service Ollicer. Onstage dignitaries included members of the Fort Pierce City Commission and die St. l.ucie County Board ol Commissioners, along with representatives of the many service organizations in the counn . Music was furnished by the brass ensemble of Indian River Junior College, led bv l.ouis Masor. One of the speakers was Dr. William 11. Kchulz, making his annual appearance clad in his World War One unilorm. He told the audience that it was the same unilorm in which he had been discharged Irom the servii cover "ill years ago. Aspirants Meet Public Toniglil BOYNTON BKACH City voters will be afforded an opportunity tonight to meet all eight candidates in the primary election for the three city council seals. Sponsored jointly by the Boynton Beach Woman's Club. Junior Woman's Club and the Boynton Beach News-Journal, the eight candidates will appear in a public forum at S tonight at the Woman's Club on S. Federal Highway. Each candidate will be allowed a few minutes to state his platform and his qualifications; then the forum will be open for questions from the public. Scheduled to appear are Harold Blanchette, Vernon Combs. Ronald Kwing. James Mahoney, Michael Michael, Leonard Nylund, Thomas Summers and Forrest Wallace. Michael, Nylund and Summers are incumbents. The primary election is to be held Nov. ID. The municipal election will be Dec. 3. j. Koreans Trapped SF.Ol'L, South Korea (LTD South Korean commanders announced Monday that the remnants of a .'Ill-man North Korean commando team had been surrounded and would be destroyed in a "matter of two or three days." The North Koreans landed Nov. 2. Portray Expedition "In fact," he said, "Vero Beach residents, Mr and Mrs. R. Ramsdell, who lived at Katmandu, Nepal at the time, met the men of the expedition and got to know them very well. They will be at the Community Center and will give a short talk before the film, about the mountain Eight Vie For Posts In Stuart STUART The lineup for the Nov. 26 City of Stuart primary has been completed with the passing of the qualifying deadline, and eight candidates are in the race for two commission seats. Last candidate to enter the contest was Harold Whalen Sr., of 716 East Park Way, Stuart. Whalen, an employe of the Martin County school sys tern, filed for the seat present ly held by Ray Cooke. Candidates for the two seats are: Group 1 Incumbent Dan McCTure, Walter Robinson, Kenneth Stimmell, Charles Foster and George Huss. Group 2 Incumbent Cooke, John Mann and Wha len. Safe Driving Course Set DELRAY BEACH - The National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course, required by some insurance companies and basis for premium discounts by some others, is to be taught by Sgt. C. E. Dalton of the Del ray Beach Police Department in four sessions beginning here Nov. 2b. Offered under the sponsorship of the police and the Ralm Beach County Citizens Safety Council, the course will be conducted from 9:'i0 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday starting Nov. 26 through Dec. 17. A fee of $2 is to be charged for materials used in the lecture and movie course. Sgt. Dalton comments that he "understands" the fee Is to be in creased after Jan. 1 to $ 1. Capacity of the defensive driving class will be about 75 students, Sgt. Dalton said. The course will be conducted at the Delray Beac.i Woman's Club on South Federal Highway. Voice Recital Set At FAU Wednesday BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University's "Music at Noon," scheduled for Wednesday at noon in the Uni versity Theater, will feature a voice recital by students of Richard Wright, music instructor at FAU, accompanied by Melvln Arnold and Rafael Heaston. Featured singers will be Joan Bishop, Pamella Crews, and Anne Lemer, sopranos; David Morgan, bass-baritone; and Anthony Serrao, tenor. Students Lift Political Litter JUPITER Thi' north end ol I'alm Beach Count h.is been scoured ol some of the leftovers of last week's genei al election, politic al signs, by a group of youthlul "clean ors." The "cleaners" were athlete:; at Jupiter Junior-Senior High School who took down signs left up by candidates and landowners. The youth said they did the job because of the backing given to their booster club by candidates. In other parts of the county, candidates themselves have been reported taking action to eliminate their signs from vacant lots and other roadside places whole the flotsam of the political year was fast becoming an eyesore. Codes in West I'alm Beach require the removal ol signs within 24 hours after the election, but the law has never been enlorced, according to City Police Chief William Barnes. Landowners or leasees are responsible un der the code lor sign lemov-al, not candidates. State Sen. Jerry Thomas was one candidate who is actively seeking elimination of his blight making and had a crew of workers out as early as last Wednesday tearing down his signs county wide. One area which appears to have been given a good go, rig ovor by sign domolishers is RCA Boulevard at the north-end of 1-95, which was a favorite section for the political advertisers during the campaign. Christmas Workers Offered Course RIVIERA BEACH - Adults who are interested in Christmas employment in retail sales may receive training at the North Technical Education Center in Riviera Beach. Registration is at 7 tonight. The cour se, "Fundamentals of Retail Salesmanship," will Include: cash register opera lion, psychology of buying; personal grooming, and business mathematics, ( lass will meet two nights per week lor lour weeks. Harry C. Pence, merchandiser and store owner, will teach the course. Registration is at the school on Blue Heron Boulevar d at I 95. Ornithologist To Give Talk VERO BEACH - The I'eli can Island Audubon Society will be host to Dr. Glen E. Woollcnden. associate proles sor of zoology. University ol South Florida, Tampa, Thursday, at X p.m. at the Community Center. During the past lew sum mers, Woollehden. an ornithologist, has par ticipated in the tern-banding expeditions in the Dry Tortugas sponsored by the Florida Audubon Society, Florida State Museum, and the Everglades National Park. The title of his talk, illustrated by slides, will be "Bird Research at Dr y Tortugas." these drainage problems to State Road Department (SRD) officials, and plans for relieving the situation in one area are in the commission office in the courthouse. DRAINAGE PROBLEM There are some drainage problems on SR-7"7 in Rio and Jensen Beach after heavy rainfall, but plans are under way to eliminate the problems. Martin County Commissioner Frank Wacha has pointed out

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