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32n Palm Beach Post, Wed., November 13, 1968 State Permit SougK! ? For Sidewalk On Trail v1 , v y im r vU - KM miiinj : t f ; .V2kt mm turn . mi in . mill n.himr .tit'A-.J. Wit ball game between Lake Worth and John I. Leonard High School, which starts at 8 p.m. at Russ Bullard Field, the queen will be presented to her public. Left to right are Sherry Rehme, Cathy Sparks, Linda Schaerer, Sandy Aronburg and Nancy Heglund. CONTESTANTS One of these young ladies will be named Lake Worth High School Homecoming Queen Friday at a Coronation Pep Rally scheduled for 1:35 p.m. at Russ Bullard Field. The queen and her attendants will then participate in a parade through downtown Lake "Vorth. Between halves of the foot Siati Photo By Paul Price Avenue. The area is the Florida East Coast and in front of several and dental clinics. that construction on probably will be started two weeks. Si i Lai V - After hearing Anderson's legal summation, council was advised by a private citizen, J. William Markeim of Boca Raton, that he (Markeim) was planning to explore the possibility of interesting another compost company to locate an operation here. Markeim, a retired accountant and financial consultant, did not disclose particulars of his proposed meeting with officials of the unnamed compost operators. He said he would fly "up north" on behalf of the plan. and XE Third just west of Railroad tracks medical Brawner said the project within the next NEW TRAFFIC FLOW Lem Brawner, assistant to Delray Beach City Engineer Mark Fleming, was busy Tuesday afternoon staking the new edge of paving which city crews will install as a traffic circle is built on XE Eighth Street at its intersection with Dixie Boulevard Rezoning Request Stirs NPB Council Opposition Boca Told It Can't Void Compost Plant Contract Lack Held Hazard To Children PALM BEACH GARDENS City Manager B. A. Poston said Tuesday that he has written Arnold Ramos of the State Road Department for permission to construct shellrock sidewalks along two major thoroughfares through here, in hopes of reducing the dangers to children walking to and from Grove Park Ellementary School. Poston said he hopes to re-eive permits for construction in the state road rights-of-way ilong portions of Military Trail and North Lake Boulevard within Palm Beach Gar-lens. "We also are hoping to establish a school traffic zone of 20 miles per hour through this same area," Poston said. He said that as soon as word is received on the permits, the city will give a completion date on the sidewalks. "After the Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction discontinued bus service from the Town Hall Homes subdivision to Grove Park Elementary School Friday, a number of concerned parents walked their children to school Tuesday to express their feeling that the safety problem still has not been solved. The bus service had been cut off a week before school was to begin this fall, but parents and the city council, distressed because there were no sidewalks along Military Trail, persuaded the school board to continue busing pupils until the county could construct a sidewalk. The sidewalk, completed last week, extends down the east side of Military Trail to the school. North of North Lake Boulevard, however, there is no sidewalk along the heavily traveled Trail. In other action Monday night, the council: Awarded a $9,500 contract for preparation of a comprehensive master plan for the city to Gerald Dake Associates. A sketch plan is to be prepared as soon as possible, Dake said. Poston reported that records from fiscal 1965 were "missing." Poston said he had been unable to locate that year's records while trying to substantiate an insurance company's claim. Poston said he believes the records were stored at "1001 Park Ave." in Lake Park, referring to the offices of the Bankers Life & Casualty Co. On previous occasions the city has been denied access to pertinent records by the company. In this case, the council tabled the matter until the city's records could be obtained. Pahokee GI Killed In Vietnam Action PAHOKEE Army Spec. 4 Eason J. Maxey of Pahokee was identified Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense as one of 68 U.S. servicemen killed in Vietnam. He was listed killed as a result of hostile action. George Maxey, 53 Washington St., Pahokee, was listed as the father of the slain er, MacArthur's name was not among those of the petitioners. Lewis said, that as far as he was concerned, "there's no rhyme or reason to rczone that land," and that the village had already been through another legal battle in the same area. This occurred in 19ti7, when the property was being rezoned. At that time, the village placed a moratorium on the land until it was rezoned, but the "Mr. Bun" franchise group filed a successful suit to build a drive-in restaurant in Clifford To Quit WASHINGTON (APt Clark M. Clifford all but ruled out Tuesday the possibility he would continue serving as secretary of defense under the new administration of President-elect Richard M. Nixon. The defense chief told a Pentagon news conference he had recommended to Nixon that a new secretary of defense be appointed by mid December. "1 advised M Nixon that I thought he should appoint his new secretary of defense as promptly as possible so that we can start him on a period of orientation as quickly as possible," Clifford said. He said Nixon replied that he was giving "careful consideration" to the choice. The question came up when Clifford was asked whether he had been approached about the possibility of his remaining on the job after Nixon takes office next Jan. 21). Clifford, who was appointed to replace Robert S. McN'ama-ra only last spring, noted that he will have been a Democrat 62 years in December. So, he said, I he likelihood that he would serve under a Republican president "is so remote as not to warrant comment." Fumes Cause Man's Death An autopsy performed on the body of itinerant worker Claude Menefee revealed that the man died as a result of inhaling poisonous fumes, West Palm Beach police said Tuesday. The Berrien Springs, Mich., man's body was discovered beneath an orange tent which was being used by the Armour Exterminating Co. 2-10 Royal Palm Way, to cover the warehouse of the Rhodes Furniture Co., .501 Clematis St., which was undergoing extermination treatment. Amour workers found Mene-fee-'s body when they returned to work about 8:30 p.m. and Defied back the tent, police said. The autopsy was performed by County Medical Kxaminer Dr.-HughDortchJr. Harper Quits Hospital Job ATLANTIS Max Harper confirmed a report Tuesday night that he had resigned his post as director of finance at the John F. Kennedy Hospital. Beyond stating that he had resigned effective Monday, Nov. 11, Harper said he had no further comment. It is known, however, that he was recently given a sizeable increase in salary by the non-profit hospital's board of directors. ' His unexpected resignation follows the surprise removal oi Maurice B. Frank as president of the hospital last week. Harper's resignation was the second following that action. Mrs. Jean Arnold, director of community relations, resigned effective last Friday following the announcement of Frank's ouster. Civil Defense Seminar Held ' Three leaders of Palm Beach County's Civil Defense unit are in Miami today attending an all-day disaster control seminar at the DuPont Plaza Hotel. Representing the local unit are Major A. L. Fullerton, Palm Beach County deputy director: Dr. Vale Stone, chief of hospital services, Palm Beach County Health Medical Service, and Frank Fosket, health mobilization coordinator. Palm Beach County Health Department. The Florida Hospital Association is sponsoring a series of seminars Nov. 11-15 at Miami on the latest in disaster management with special emphasis on package disaster hospitals. The Palm Beach County Civil Defense unit has set up two such package hospitals and is planning a third. The two are located at the Armory, Belle Glade and at the Palm Beach International Airport. The third is expected to be located at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Post Seekers Present iews ijoYN'TON BEACH - Sixty persons Tuesday night attended m forum at which all eight candidates for the three city council seats appeared. '. Earnest G. Simon, an attorney in Delray Beach, served as master of ceremonies to present the candidates for the Nov. 19 primary election here. Six names will appear on the ballot in the Dec. 3 municipal election. Presenting their backgrounds, qualification and platforms were Harold Blan-chette, Vernon Combs, Ronald ."wing. James Mahoney, Michael V. Michael. Leonard Ny-lund, Thomas Summers and Forrest Wallace. Michael, Ny-lund and Summers are Variance Approved For Medical Clinic Delray Taxi Rates End 20-Year Stand By DAVE TATIIAM Bureau Chief BOCA RATON - The city council was advised Tuesday night that the city Is legally bound to respect its 12-month contract with Florida Compost Corp. City Atty. Malcolm Anderson, in his memo on the compost matter, said there is no provision in the March 5 contract which says construction of the plant must be started by any given date. However, he advised, and further suggested, that the city could explore alternate ways of relieving its growing garbage problem as long as the city does not enter into another contract or contracts. Under the contract, Florida Compost, headed by Hoyt Morris of Boca Raton, has until March 5, 1969, to have the proposed compost plant in operation. The firm then is to begin accepting city garbage for $3.50 a ton and chemically transforming it into fertilizer which he proposes to sell. Coupled with Anderson's appraisal of the contract situation was notice that legal ties between the city and International Organlcs Corp. were annulled since the Nassau. Bahamas, firm had failed to produce evidence of its corporate connection with Florida Compost and its financial stability by the Nov. 1 deadline. City officials are pessimistic that the $l-million compost plant can be in operation by the contract deadline, and Tuesday night, councilmen restated a previous recommendation that City Manager Alan Alford explore alternate ways of disposing of city garbage. The dump on South Dixie Highway, where city garbage is now deposited, Is nearly filled to capacity. BOYNTON BEACH - A conditioned use variance for the construction of an $85,000 medical clinic near Bethesda Memorial Hospital received approval Tuesday night from the city's Planning and Zoning Board. Dr. Robert R. Wadlund, a radiologist, requested the R-2 conditional use in the area of single-family homes to put up the medical clinic at 103 SVV 26th Ave. In granting the conditional use, the Planning and Zoning Board note that the facility will have 18 off-street parking places and will provide the only cobalt treatment between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. In other action, the board granted a change from single family to multi-family zoning for four apartments which have been in non-conforming status at 208 SW 1st Ave. The board also considered a request for zoning to allow construction of a Toppers Steak House restaurant at 710 X ; J 0 mm tv By ROBERT K. OGLESBY Staff Writer NORTH PALM BEACH A request by several owners of undeveloped property located on U. S. 1 north of the Earmun River Bridge to rczone from C-A (exclusive commercial) to C-l-A (all-inclusive commercial! was unfavorably received by the village council Tuesday night. The request came by letter and petitions from Joseph Finch, local realtor, who termed the current and new zoning of C-A as "confiscatory" and "discouraging" to development. However, the council had its own opinion of the C-A zone, w hich is basically a very limited commercial designation. Mayor Tom Lewis said, "the owners there now are only partial owners of this village and I don't care how much pressure they put on the council or the planning and zoning board to change the classification to C-l-A." In reference to Finch's charge of "confiscatory and discouraging," Lewis pointed out that two lots in the area have been sold at a higher price under the C-A designation than under the C-l-A designation. He said, "we spent at least 200 hours In determining that C-A is the best possible zoning for this property, and I honestly have no intention of changing my mind." Councilmen Herbert Watt and Allan Kverard agreed with Lewis. Watt said, "In 1 ittiT Mr. Finch referred to the then current C-l-A classification as a 'monster' and now he wants it rezoned back to that. I just can't go along with this." Finch said in his letter to Frederick Speaker, chairman of the planning and zoning board, that the major property owner along the disputed strip Is John C. MacArthur. Howev Parly Leaders To Meet Daily TALLAHASSEE (UPD -Democratic and Republican House leaders will meet every morning during the regular session beginning next April to keep the lines of communication open, Speaker Fred Schultz, D-Jacksonville, told the House Tuesday. "We'll have good communications up and down the line and between the parties," he said. Schultz said he and Speaker Pro Tern Terrell Sessums, D-Tampa, will meet at 8 a.m. each day with Minority Leader Don Reed of Boca Raton, Minority Leader Pro Tern John Savage of North Reding-ton Beach and Republican Whip George Caldwell of Fort Lauderdale. The speaker, who said he planned to use Sessums as "my strong right arm" during his tenure, also announced the reappointment of Rep. Carey Matthews, D-Miaml, as the Democratic floor leader. He told councilmen that he had contacted company officials by telephone and that they seemed interested. His interest in the proposal, Markeim said, was strictly on behalf of the city and that he had no personal gain in mind. He disclosed that he had earlier served as a consultant to Morris in his proposed plan here. Markeim's interest in the possibility of securing a new compost contract was received warmly bv the council. pany facility in the middle of the block.: The council also passed a resolution providing for abandonment of an alley right-of-way between SW Second and Third Avenues through the the site of the city's new law enforcement complex. Murder Charge Set PAHOKEE Henry Leon Richardson, 25, has been returned to Fort Pierce to face a murder charge, following his Interrogation Tuesday by Clifford Powell, a polygraph operator for the Florida Bureau of Law Enforcement. Richardson was arrested here by Deputy Sheriff Andrew Johnson and sheriff's detective George Suttle for questioning about the slaying of Wilfred Hill, 31, who was found In the St. Lucie County railroad yards about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. ! Powell and Fin Parrlsh, an ' investigator for the St. Lucie -county sheriff's office, Indicat- ed Richardson had admitted having a fight with the dead ; man. The suspect Indicated he ; struck the victim with a piece of Iron pipe In self defense. Richardson was questioned at the sheriff's office In Belle Glade. Brannan Youth Sent To 2nd Hospital A 16-year-old Palm Springs youth, still unconscious almost five months after a three-car collision, was transferred Tuesday to the Sunland Hospital In Orlando. Thomas Brannan of 115 Riley Ave., had been listed in "poor" condition at Good Samaritan Hospital for the last several months, hospital officials said. A second youth, James Shore, 15, of 137 Riley Avf , also was seriously injured in the June 11 crash. He has been released from John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital. Brannan also was a patient at Kennedy Hospital, but was transferred several weeks agojo Good Samaritan. the C-l-A zone, even thought it was later changed to C-A. Finch's group is requesting the village, among other things, to lower the setback requirements of the C-A zone and to allow the operation of any retail business along the 4,700-foot strip on both sides of U.S.I. Speaker said that he feels the owners may want to construct apartments on the property, although Finch did not specifically mention this in his letter. N. Federal Hwy. The board also discussed changing zoning for 34 acres on the east side of Congress Avenue near the south city limits. The area is now zoned residential but zoning is sought to allow the construction of an aluminum products plant. State Fruit Festival Scheduled Tonight PALM BEACH - The first Florida Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Festival will be held here at 6:30 tonight at the Palm Beach Towers with Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner as host. The reception and dinner is being held for fruit and produce buyers who purchase for the major chain stores of the nation, as well as other smaller firms. Conner said the event will be held in the Regency Room of the hotel. 5, tun ; ifti iHi-tiTii rr i mUHtMi DELRAY BEACH - A petition to revise taxicab rate schedules in effect for more than 20 years was referred to the city manager Tuesday night by city council. "Twenty years that's something, isn't it?" mused Mayor Jack Saunders and commented that at least Delray Taxi Company and Acme Taxi Company had held the line on inflation. The two firms operate six taxi cabs on certificates of convenience here under provisions of the city charter. In other business, Councilman James H. Jurney, seeking re-election in the city's Nov. 19 primary, said that he hopes to have a city ordinance enforced that limits train noises at night. Jurney said that there Is unnecessary train-whistle noise in the city between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The city council accepted and will award a contract for sidewalk to R. M. Garner Concrete Contractor of West Palm Beach. Garner's bid for sidewalk on Venetian Drive was Sl,.4.85 and $749.97 for sidewalk on SE Third Street. City Manager David Gatchel said that the bid was $104 less than the city engineer's estimate. An offer to sell three lots with 224 feet of frontage on NW Fourth Avenue for $15,000 was referred to the city's Parking and Traffic Committee. The property Is owned by C. O. Stanley Jr. Councilman O. F. Youngblood commented that the lots might make a good parking lot for 13 businesses in the immediate area. ine city council adopted a resolution providing for the abandonment of an east-west alley onSE Sixth Avenue which was platted in 1913 and never used. A real estate man said that abandonment of the alley will enable a client of his to erect a Midas Muffler Com Fair-Exposition Plans Board Dinner The South Florida Fair and Exposition is having a dinner for the Board of Directors and Committee Chairmen at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. A planning meeting will take place after the dinner. The dinner will be held at the Racquet Club ql the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach Shores. nH JV m rrl irftnif r"ri1rj WT L -."! ' l ' T -"'-. s. - . v.i ...., ... I ; . fic Ls indicated by the stakes. The area Ls often congested as it was Tuesday afternoon. The proposed traffic circle will better control east-west traffic along XE Eighth Street, plus funneling the flow of intersecting traffic from NE Third Avenue and Dixie Boulevard. TRAFFIC CIRCLE PLANNED - Delray Beach Public Works Department crews are scheduled to begin construction within two weeks of a traffic circle on XE Eighth Street, just west of the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. The edge of the pavement of the new eastbound lane of traf 4 njmtt n i pjMi imJr fn"iiS"jj..irJJU' tf t-:i rffi ffLjii.i ifVnl

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