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

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Palm Beach Post, Thurs., November 14, 1968 A7 JOIN OUR Legislators Start Off Aides Ferguson, Warner Reported With Raise Snnn Tnl pnvpf.nv Kii-L-'c Stoff v v w MA V V V T I 1.1.11 IV O ICll 1 mm By REX NEWMAN Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE (AFN) -Gov. Claude Kirk Is destined to part company with chief assistant Tom Ferguson. Bill Murfin, chairman of the Florida Reoublican Executive Committee, will be the party spokesman Ferguson, according to sources in Palm Beach County, will return to the Perini Corp.. West Palm Beach, from New Unit Valuesforone and all in FALL footwear! Stock-up now Since Murfin, a moving force in holding Florida's delegation in line for Richard Nixon during the Miami Beach convention, emerged the strong man in the party, Kirk is apparently eating party advice like never before. Murfin told Kirk in pointed language that if he (Kirk) wanted to run again for governor now that the new constitution is passed, he best clean out office of department head apointees whohavebeen a constant source of controversy. It has become apparent Murfin is calling a lot of shots for the governor now. It is significant, that Murfin, a Hobe Sound pharmacist, was appointed by Kirk to the Florida Board of Pharmacy. It is also significant that Kirk, now that elections are whence he came to the governor's office at the start of the Kirk administration. Di k Warner, Ferugson's right hand man, also is destined to leave the governor's office. Warner Is trying desperately to convince Florida Development Commission members he is the man to replace Jim Wilson, acting director. Warner huddled with development commission chairman Milton Weir at a private club here recently where the subject of Warner's qualifications for the job were discussed. Kirk, who took a humiliating defeat at tlje hands of Murfin forces last summer and again at the national Republican convention in Miami Beach, has been given some strong advice frolmfrom the Republican committee. over, is planning to move new forces into his office. Press aide Jim Wolf, brought In by Ferguson from New York Republicanism, already has announced his resignation. Wolf, Ferguson and Warner were called "the young Turks" by Wilson last week when he announced he was resigning because he was being "forced out" of the development commission. Kirk had been told by his closest advisers in the legislature that he needed to do something about his staff advisers. Already Ferguson's powers in Kirk's office are very limited as compared to the days whend Kirk was running for the vice presidential nomination and for title as head of the Florida Republican party. with these UNBEATABLE BUYS for all the family! To Inform On Issues WOMEN'S n TEENS' BOUNCY SUEDE FABRIC CASUALS! with rubber soles. Choose from several styles and colors. Sizes 5 to 10. Slade Says State Faces Large Deficit By 1 971 TALLAHASSEE (AP) -Florida's new House of Representatives started their two-year terms Wednesday with a pay raise that boosted expense checks from $300 to $600 monthly. House Speaker Fred Schultz said the raise was necessary because representatives must work harder. The Jacksonville Democrat, installed as the 1969 speaker here Tuesday, said he feels he had no choice because of added chores he's putting on his colleagues. Schultz called the salary hikes temporary, stating they would hold until consulting firm's anticipated pay hike recommendations for legislators were submitted and implemented. "With the work program I outlined and the amount of time it's going to require that they take away from their business, they're going to have to incur additional help and I just don't think I can possibly ask these men to take on an increased work load without an increased pay boost," Schultz said. Schultz said, "I just felt that it was absolutely unreasonable without compensating them." The Senate did not anticipate similar action. Senators are authorized to have an administrative aide, something that representatives do not have and which cuts down on a senator 's traveling expenses. The House expense increase was authorized first by the House administration committee, and then approved by Schultz. Meanwhile, many legislators who gathered here Tuesday for a one-day organizational session following the general elections stayed in town. About 70 lawmakers gathered in the House chamber for a seminar on budget problems and procedures, conducted by staff members of the Planning and Budget Commission. In the Senate, new Senate President John E. Mathews Jr., D-Jacksonville, worked on selections to the 11 standing commicommlttees and 17 standing subcommittees which have not been filled. Membership of the 12th committee, Rules and Calendar, was na med Tuesday. tion was "intended to show where we're going if nothing else is done." A new estimate of the deficit will be drawn up when the budget commission has a chance to take a look at the budgets of all state agencies in a few months and should be ready about the first of the year, he said. "There is a bright spot in the new tax laws, though," he said. "The collections started out rather slowly but we are now getting better enforcement and collection procedures." He said collections are still below the $50 million a month Revenue Director J. Ed Straughn has indicated would be needed to meet the state's needs "but we're gaining consistently." Henderson said collections of sales taxes were estimated at $15.2 million in July and they brought in $44.9 million. The cumulative estimate for July through October was $175.6 million, compared with actual collections of $172.7 million, some $2.8 million below the estimate. He said estimates will increase early next year and should bring the average up to about $50 million a month. The problem of providing adequate state funding will be increased, he said, by a number of new and expanded programs which legislators have Indicated they plan to authorize. He added, however, that the new state department of planning was going to try to "look at all programs In a composite and try to eliminate duplication of functions." MIAMI (UPI) Former Gov. Farris Bryant announced the formation Wednesday of a statewide organization to examine governmental opera-lions and keep citizens informed on public issues. Bryant Is acting president of the organization, to be known as the Florida Institute of Public Affairs. Pointing out that membership is open to anyone interested in the organization's goals, Bryant said the group is a nonprofit organization of both Democratic and Republican business leaders from throughout the state and is committed to non-partisan policies. Bryant said the objectives are "to confront two basic problems which have become critically important in recent years. "While government in terms of employes, annual expenditures and capital investment has become the largest business in our country," the former governor said, "It has not always embraced policies and procedures developed by modern business science for maximizing economy and efficiency of operation." He said this has led to a needless burden on the taxpayers. "FIPA will focus studies on the areas of Inelliccnt and uneconomic governmental operations, Bryant added, "applying in many cases standards proven through successful use byprivateenterprl.se. "We believe that these activities will lead government to function more efficiently and to employ sould policies in financing its operations." REG. I 239 TALLAHASSEE (UPI) State Sen. Tom Slade, calling Florida's current financial situation an "impossible economic circumstance," predicted Wednesday that the state's deficit could be as high as $.'130 million by 1971. Slade, commenting on Budget Director Wallace Henderson's projection of a $219 million deficit which was made in March, said a reassessment of the situation at this time shows that the deficit will grow to $,'100-330 million over the next bicnnlum. "Is there any way that you can see to avoid this?" Asked Slade, a Jacksonville Republican. "I'm sure there is a way but I don't know that way right now," Henderson replied. "I think we're still looking at another two per cent sales tax," added Slade. Henderson, speaking at an all-day seminar on budgeting for new legislators, pointed out that the projected deficit does not include any allowance for capital outlay for education. "This is a real tough problem you're going to have to face in this session of the legislature," he said. Henderson said the projec SPECIAL VALUE ON WOMEN'S UTILITY SHOES! Soft pliable uppers, cushion insoles, long wearing rubber soles. Tan or white. Sizes 5 to 10' . Seized Liquor Helps Georgia ment stopped pouring It out about four years ago. The sale was the second of three to be held this year. Revenue Commissioner Payton Hawes and Maddox claim the amount of confiscated liquor this year will represent a 700 per cent increase over that seized in 1966. ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - The State of Georgia enriched Its coffers by $20,000 Wednesday by selling 363 cases of confiscated liquor as Gov. Lester Maddox, who is a teetotaler, stood by. 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"With over 10,000 graduates and former students, FAU is now at a point of growth where our Alumni Association can be expected to take a vigorous part in the life of the University," said Eugene Robinson, special assistant to the FAU president and director of alumni affairs. All members of the sponsoring chambers from the five communities, Boynton Beach, Delrav Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach, are invited to make reservations for the banquet hrough their respective hamber offices. Firestone Case Back In Court A hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 22 before Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge James R. Knott to show cause by Russell A. Firestone Jr., heir to a tire and rubber fortune, should not be held in contempt. The notice of hearing wa fi 1 Wednesday by attormn Joseph D. Farlsh Jr., counse. for Mary Alice Firestone ot Palm Beach, Firestone's former wife. 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