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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 33

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, November 13, 1968
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Palm Beach Post, Wed., November 13, 1968 33n M artin Board Opposes 1 It . Rotonda Drainage Plan i .r""ii' y.r .. ... r- m ,t 4. v .t r i - Wm. 1 Tin v , c - r.'.-'K-.,:,- f ) vl ' -lift- fHf..:.'., . -J The commission's statement also said that if permission is granted to begin the Rotonda project that safeguards be installed, such as the queiscent basin suggested by the developers. Commission Chairman Timer Powers said that the decision on issuing the permit is in the hands of the corps. 1 14 Bands To Perform In Contest PAHOKEE Fourteen high school bands will participate in the District Eight Marching Contest on Lair Field here Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Robert 0. Lampi, director of the Pahokee High School Blue Devil musicians, will be playing host to the event for the first time in the history of the competition. Competing schools will come from the northern section of the district. They will include high schools representing Vero Beach, Lincoln Park Academy of Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Martin County of Stuart, and Jupiter. Also Riviera Beach, North Shore, Palm Beach, Forest Hill, Belle Glade, Lakeshore of Belle Glade, Gifford, Roosevelt and the host school. Marching Judges will include Jonathan Hill, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; N. P. Baggarly, Brevard Junior College, Cocoa, and Kernaa McFarlin, New Stanton High School, Jacksonville. The inspection Judges are Gus Perry, Miami Dade Junior College, and Joe Courson, Tit usvillc High School. Admission to the two-hour program will be 51) cents each. The bands will have a minimum of five minutes and a maximum of eight minutes to perform, Lampi explained. Sweet Corn Unit Names Member Staff! PMo by Paul Price Second Avenue. Miss Banting, a nurse, had just gotten off work at Bethesda Memorial Hospital and was on her way home at the time of the accident. The youth was taken to the hospital in Boynton Beach by AA Ambulance Service, but was released after it was determined that his injuries apparently were limited to some teeth having been knocked out. YOUTH INJURED - Delray Beach police Patrolman Robert Schiller directs traffic along NE Second Avenue following a Tuesday afternoon accident about 3:30 p.m. at NE 10th Street. Anthony Richard Di Marzio, 15, of 115 NE 12th St., lost some teeth after his motor scooter rammed into an auto driven by Miss Carol Banting, 21, which was attempting to turn left off NE St. Lucie Grand Jury To Study Bribe Charges FORT PIERCE - The St. Lucie County Grand Jury has been called into session by State Atty . Charles Carlton. Obscene literature and an alleged attempt to bribe a City of Fort Pierce official are on the agenda. Carlton said members of the Jury have been notified to appear Thu sday at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Lucie County Courthouse. Appearing before the Grand Jury, at the request of the for Erosion District Okays Fill Plan By CHARLES CATES Martin Bureau Chief STUART The Martin County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday against issuance of a temporary drainage permit for Rotonda Drainage District. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had asked the commission for its position on Roton-da's temporary drainage permit. Rotonda is seeking to drain its surface water into the St. Lucie Canal. "position paper" was read the beginning of the public hearing on the request by County Engineer-Administra tor G. T. Slider. The statement read, in part: ". . .We therefore submit to you (corps) our official objection to the issuance of a temporary permit as requested by Rotonda Drainage District until we have the mechanical assurances providing that such an increase in volume would not be discharged into the St. Lucie River." Citizen's Patrol Proposed FORT PIERCE Thirty to 40 men from the Lincoln Park area are being asked to organize into a unit of Operation Common Sense Citizen's Patrol, according to handbills distributed Tuesday. The Lincoln Park unit is being organized by Joseph B. Branch, president of the Quarterback Club and Samuel L. Carter, a Gifford High coach and active member of the Lincoln Park Voters League. Carter said the work of the unit will be similar to that done by the Quarterback Club. He said the unit will enlist between 30 and 40 carefully chosen men, all over 21, and training will be in cooperation with the police and sheriff's departments. The handbill is addressed "to every citizen of the Negro community of Fort Pierce," and states that the group is concerned with outside agitators. First public meeting will be Dec. 8 at Lincoln Park High School gymatorium. Stuart Chamber Drive Soars STUART The Stuart Chamber of Commerce three-day drive to raise $15,000 topped the $8,000 mark early in its first day, the chamber office reported Tuesday. By mid-afternoon on the first day of the campaign, a total of $8,270 in cash and pledges had been reported by the two team captains, Kenneth L, Ferguson and James R. Harper. Ferguson's team of volunteers took the early lead In signing up chamber members. The winning team will eat steaks and the losers beans at the 7 p.m. Thursday victory dinner at the Elks Club. The annual dinner is sponsored by O.C. (Jerry) Smith. Ileiser Quits Hospital Board VERO BEACH Indian River Memorial Hospital Trustee George Helser submitted his resignation to the board, according to reports received Monday. Ileiser was appointed to the position more than a vear ago by Gov. Claude Kirk to fill a vacancy left by John Corsa, who died in June 1967. Ileiser, who recently expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of communication between the board of trustees and the staff doctors, did not seek re-election. Helser, a former bank executive in New York, retired here and has been selling real estate. '. - -r t r Inclusion of the quiescent basin, or settling basin, In the overall engineering plan was pointed out by Clair Anderson, president of the drainage district. "We see no siltation problem," Anderson said. Anderson also suggested that the corps of engineers consider drainage problems of other areas in the county. He on the board from a member within the same organization. Although fall rains had caused some crop damage, Wayne Hawkins, executive secretary and general manager, said the quality of the product has improved within the past few weeks. There were no figures available at this time on the yield per acre. A forecast of possible frost In the Glades area today may result In some damage, it was feared, depending on how cold It Is and the duration of the frost. Jupiter Inlet May Stay With COG JUPITER INLET COLONY The town commission probably will retain its representation In the Council of Governments (COG), a source said Tuesday. The decision to stay with COG was made last month during a workshop session, and the commission still has taken no official action to withdraw, it was pointed out. Last month, Commissioner Fred Baldt resigned from the chairmanship of the utilities sub-committee of COG after a dispute with Dr. George Shearer, mayor. Mayor Shearer said Baldt had been given no authority to speak for the Colony on matters pertaining to the spending of money for a feasibility study of creating a water and sewage district, and he would ask the commission to withdraw from COG. Commissioners disagreed with the mayor, the source said, and Baldt probably will remain as a representative to COG. The sub-committee he had headed now is chaired by W. D. Jenkins. COG's committee chairmen were slated to meet last night at the office of Dr. Robert Gro-gan, finance chairman, but the session was not open to the press. A spokesman said In advance that the meeting probably would include a "pep talk" because COG recently has been experiencing inlernal difficulties. Mayor Shearer and Baldt both were reported out of the area Tuesday, and the mayor isn't expected back until after Thanksgiving Day. St. Lucie Tax Revenue Rises FORT PIERCE St. Lucie County's sales tax collection '$267,946 reported In October was 81.66 per cent over the same month in W67, according to Ed Straughn, director of the Florida Revenue Commission. While a portion of the increase is due to the Increased tax, St. Lucie County's percentage increase is ahead of the 74 per cent statewide increase. In gas tax collections, the $133,405 collected In St. Lucie County is $14,000 over the same month in 17. However, it was $41,000 before the September collection, a traditional September to October decrease which Is reflected statewide. Manslaughter Suspect Guilty OKEECHOBEE - Dernlece Phelps Roker Bodur, 32, who entered a plea of guilty to a manslaughter charge before Circuit Court Judge C. Pfleffer Trowbridge, Monday, was sentenced to serve 10 years in the state penitentiary. Mrs. Bodur was arrested following the fatal shooting, Sept. 26, of Sam Johnson, 77, of Cypress Quarters, when the defendant reportedly fired at Willie Roker. 32. Sheriff John W. Collier said the victim was an innocent bystander. Originally, a coroner's Jury had recommended the assailant be held on a charge of second degree murder. Mrs. Bodur was arrested the day after the shooting in Cypress Quarters tavern. She had been held In the Okeechobee county Jail since her also said that the drainage district, as set up by statute, "had an obligation to drain the 'land. We are only trying to perform our obllga t ion ." Conservation groups have opposed the drainage into the St. Lucie Canal and the commission's action Tuesday was generally greeted favorably by conservationists. ' " Martin OKs Pacts For $13,000 STUART Contracts totaling more than $13,000 for equipment were approved by the Martin County Commission at Tuesday's meeting. A contract of $5,225.25 for a truck and chassis will go to the Jensen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, and the county will be reimbursed by the Fire Department In the amount of the contract. Frank Wacha, District 1 commission for the Jensen Beach area, said the truck will be used for fire fighting equipment. The only bidder was Mlnton Equipment Co. of Fort Pierce. Lowndes Engineering C6., Inc., of Valdosta, Ga., was the successful bidder for providing a fogging machine with a bid of $1,940. And Peninsula Body Corp., of St. Petersburg', received a $6,000 contract for providing a mobile libr'ary trailer. Only one bid was received for each of the two pieces 'of equipment. In other action, the commis-' sion: Stated that it had no ob-' jections to Dickerson, Inc., of Stuart, building a barge' slip ' near the Arundel Shop Bridge on the St. Lucie Canal which will be about 100 feet by 710. " The U.S. Army Cotps of Engineers had requested comments from the commission on the construction of the barge slip; Voted to purchase an ad In the program for the Ninth Annual Pro-Am Invitational Golf Championship at the St. Lucie Country Club Dec. 1214, to cost $150; Voted to spend $50 for an ad In the Southern Waterways magazine; Authorized County Engineer-Administrator G. T. Slider to plan a dinner to be attended by all the county advisory boards; Agreed to check with the State Board of Conservation about construction of restroom facilities on public beaches on JupiterTsland. Water Rale Hike Delayed JUNO BEACH Comments from concerned residents Monday night prompted the town commission to table action on an increase in water rise until further study can be completed. ; The proposed increase ln'lhe municipal water company's . rates will be reviewed by the commission and the town engineers, Brockway, Owen & Anderson. The porposed ordinance1 would increase the present $1.50 a month minimum to $3.50 a month, plus 35 cents per 1,000 gallons for any extra gallonage over 3,00(1. For example, a residential customer now pays $1.50 for 5,000 gallons, but the new rate would be 4.20 for the same amount. Dynamite Caps Found In Glades BELLE GLADE The discovery of two dynamite blasting caps on the lawn in front of the Lakeshore High School about 11 p.m., Monday, has resulted In city police requesting the sheriff's office to ascertain if any thefts of the ex plosive have been reported In this area. Detective Lt. Ed Chisholm said the blasting caps, which appeared to be new, were given to Patrolmen Marvin Nettles and Paul Simmons by a pedestrian. Although there have been no Indications of any trouble at the school, a report of the find was made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Electric Shock Kills Workman JACKSONVILLE (UPI) -A construction worker was killed Instantly Tuesday when a crane which he was helping move struck an overhead power line. The victim was Identified as Jimmy Carter, 33, who moved here several weeks ago. Police said he was employed by Ball-es and Fey Construction Co. Police said the victim died when a crane which he was helping remove from a big truck struck a line containing 27,000 volts of electricity. BELLE GLADE The Florida Sweet Corn Exchange will continue its normal operations, It was agreed at a special meeting held at the Glades Office Building here Tuesday. At the same time, Robert Apelgren, Pahokee, Chairman, announced the appointment of James M. Herring, an official of Lakeshore Growers Cooperative, to replace Sam N. Knight Sr., on the board of directors. A four-man committee to collect, assimilate and disseminate sweet corn planting and harvesting information also was named by Apelgran. That group will include Gen. J. C. Hutchison, an official of Chase & Co., Sanford; James Harry Wilkinson Jr., Pahokee; Roy Segree, South Bay Growers, South Bay, and Herring. Apelgren said the members decided to maintain the local office, which is located In the Everglades Farm Bureau building, Hooker Highway and U.S. 441. Pending a State Supreme Court ruling on the validity of the Sweet Corn Advisory Committee, which is expected within the next six weeks, the exchange is handling the promotional affairs of the Industry in the Lake Okeechobee and southern Florida area. Knight, who heads the Lake-shore cooperative, tendered his resignation, Apelgren said. It was decided to fill his post Cane Growers Meeting Set BELLE GLADE Sugar cane growers will meet at the Civic Center here at 8 p.m., Nov. 20, to hear a discussion on new varieties and weed control, It was reported by associate county agent John II. Causey. Edwin Rice, who is a member of the stuff at the U.S. sugar crops field station, Canal Point, will duscuss the new varieties of cane that have been released and others that will be ready for commercial use in the near future. Weed control will be the topic of Dr. Joseph R. Orsenigo horticulturist at the Everglades experiment station here. Causey said the informal meeting will include a ques-tion-and-answer session. Youth 'Fair' After Collision VERO BEACH - A local youth is in fair condition in the local hospital after being struck by an automobile Monday night as he was riding his bicycle. Michael Edwards, 14 of 1171 Old Dixie was taken to Indian River Memorial Hospital by the Vero Beach Volunteer Ambulance Squad. The accident occurred when the boy allegedly swung his bicycle Into the path of a car driven by Charles Reed Homer, 49, 1136 7th Court, Vero Beach. According to Vero Beach Police reports, the car and the bicycle were traveling south on East Indian River Drive when the Incident occurred. Investigating Police Officer John Chumley reported no charges have been filed. I .. f ft'-". mer Jury, will be the foreman of that group with its report on obscene literature. The former jury made its report on that subject and recommended the new Jury continue the investigation. Also scheduled for discussion are charges of an attempt by Joseph Ciocca and D. Lloyd Johnson to bribe City Atty. Spencer Gilbert into nonperformance of his duty in connection with condemnation of a parcel of property. director of the division of beaches and shores, State Internal Improvement Fund trustees, for his presentation of the erosion plan before the trustees last week. Carlton wrote that Bailey and the county staff had put in many hours of hard work to combat what at first appeared to be insurmountable odds against successful completion of the project. Ho suggested that the corps of engineers be contacted as soon as possible "to move the project along." The project will cost an sti-mated $650,000. Of this, the federal government is expected to pay approximately $310,-200 when the project is completed. The state is to pay $144,900 of the cost, with the county to bear the remaining $194,900. Martin OKs 3 Rezonings STUART Approval of re-zoning three areas was granted by the Martin County Commission at its meeting Tuesday. The Planning Board had approved the changes at its last meeting. An area north of SR-76 and west of Roebuck Creek was rezoned R-2 (residential) from interim zoning, and area east of the creek was zoned from interim to RT, trailer subdivision. An area consisting of about 10 acres north of Stuart and east of the highway went to TP, trailer park, from residential and business, B-l and R-2. And Vista Salerno Subdivision west of U.S. 1 in the Port Salerno area got an R-2A classification, residential, from A-1, agriculture. Both Ciocca and Johnson have been bound over to Circuit Court on charges of bribery but the cases have not yet been set for trail. A third matter, charges by Paul Kingrey, unsuccessful Republican candidate for sheriff, that Sheriff J.R. Nor-vell used "gestapo and Iron Curtain country" tactics at a public meeting, may be heard. But, Carlton said, it depends on Kingrey. Carlton invited Kingrey to provide the Jury with a list of witnesses who could be questioned on the matter, and Norvell was also invited to have witnesses on hisbehlaf. As of this morning, Carlton said, he had heard nothing from either Kingrey or Norvell on the matter and that It would be up to them to sustain the investigation and provide material for the Grand Jury Investigation requested by Kingrey. Marching Band Enters Contest VERO BEACH - The Vero Beach High School "Marching Band" will perform Saturday night at Lair Field In Pahokee in the Florida Bandmaster's Association District Eight marching contest. The contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Vero Beach band is scheduled to perform at 9:40 p.m. The district marching contest is one of three categories which a band must enter in order to qualify for the state band contest in May. The bank will be Judged on an' inspection of instruments, uniforms and personnel as well as playing and marching. There are 14 bands entered in the contest. Charles R. Lunceford directs the Vero Beach band. Uoca School Sets Spaghetti Dinner BOCA RATON - A spaghetti dinner, prior to a football game, Is scheduled for 4:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Boca Raton High School cafeteria. Proceeds will be used to help send the local band to the Orange Bowl Parade in Miami. Tickets will be on sale at the door, and the public Is invited. The football game pitting Boca Raton High School against John I. Leonard will begin at 8 p.m. 'vtifirufcttiaua Causeway's Bulkhead Criticized FORT PIERCE - Development of the causeway leading to Fort Pierce's South Beach was the topic of two letters read at Tuesday's meeting of the Fort Pierce Port and Airport Authority. One, from the trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, told of receiving a ruling from the State Attorney General on uses to be permitted on the causeway. Uses to be allowed, and already included in proposed plans for development, include retail fish houses, boat sales and service, restaurant and bait and tackle shops. The letter was received and read without comment. Also received, and read without comment, was a copy of a letter sent to the City of Fort Pierce by the State Board of Conservation, relative to setting bulkhead lines along the north side of the causeway. As requested by the city, the bulkhead line would extend 150 feet from the road into the river, from the Coast Guard Station to the Jetty. The Board of Conservation, stating that there Is a large sand bar which runs along the shoreline In this area, pointed out that the bar provides an area for marine growth and fish breeding grounds, and that it provides a natural barrier against river wave action for boats docked along the shore. The board recommended the line be moved to a point 200 feet closer to shore, or 250 feet instead of the 450 feet originally requested. Man, Youth s Plead Guilty PAHOKEE One of two youths arrested here Monday and charged with possession of alcoholic beverages and the third occupant of the auto in which they were riding who was cited for contributing to the delinquency of minors, entered guilty pleas before Magistrate Court Judge James L. Tyson Jr., Tuesday. Ralph McCoy, 24, of 478 Cypress Ave., who was charged with the contributing count and being intoxicated in public, was fined a total of $50. Carles Leo Farley, 17, of 579 E. Main St., entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to serve two days In Jail. John David Brooks, 20, of 2511 SVV 14th St., who was operating the motor vehicle when It was stopped by Deputy Sheriffs Gerald King and Walter Irey, posted $100 bond on the possession charge. He will appear In court at a later date. King stopped the aulo on State Road 715 inside the city limits. He reported finding several beer cans inside the vehicle. Bystander Nabs Knifing; Suspect David Jossey, 37, of 616 Rosemary Ave. was treated for knife wounds Tuesday and a bystander at the time of the stabbing apprehended Roland Brown, no age given, of 615 8th St. Brown was taken to city Jail charged with aggravated assault. Investigating officer Sherman Arnold of the West Palm Beach Police Department said he noticed a crowd in the 300 block of Rosemary Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and on stopping noticed Jossey bleeding from a wound in the back. Cause of stabbing was not determined, according to Arnold. Jossey was treated and released from Good Samaritan Hospital. FORT PIERCE - Bids will be taken about Dec. 15 on the furnishing of hydraulic fill material which will be used to rebuild Fort Pierce's eroded South Beach. Authority to advertise for the bids was given by the St. Lucie County Erosion Control District, Tuesday, as was a formal contract with the engineering firm of Wood, Beard, Bell & Associates for consulting services on the project. Erosion district Chairman Cody L. Bailey announced that a meeting will be held with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers soon on the dredge permit which will be required by the successful bidder. The fill material is to be taken from a 200-foot wide channel, more than a mile long, connecting with a channel that now runs to Faber Cove and extends south to Surfside Park. Bailey was commended at the meeting by W. T. Carlton, UF Drive Nears $91,110 Goal FORT PIERCE The United Fund of St. Lucie County has collected 70 per cent of its $94,440 goal this year, according to Dr. William R. Dan-nahower, UF general campaign chairman who said $66,651.06 has been pledged to date. The first division to exceed its goal has been the homes division, Dannahower said. Chairman Mrs. Philip C. Gates reported pledges totaling $7,830.06, or 111.8 per cent of its quota. According to Dannahower $34,860 has been pledged in the employe division; $23,299, special gifts division; and $662, business division. yy-j "" .' ,Vi t" f Viij1 I -w I.. . J- ,1 ft am -'"" ....... - . w - ..-.,. - "( ; '.--r.. T , r jL . ,2 -. . ' - . . Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean, will be open to visitors from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is scheduled to arrive at the Port at 8 a.m. Saturday. DESTROYER ARRIVES SATURDAY TheOJSS Massey DD-778, a 2,200-ton, 376-foot-long Naval destroyer will be docked at the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach this weekend. The ship, which has just returned from a deployment with the

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