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Friday, November 15, 1968
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South Beach Site Trade For Hotel Land Proposed 2-Palm Beach Post, Friday, Nov. 15, 1968 Romania Asks Peking In U.N. of $670,000. granted by First Federal Savings & Loan Co. of Miami. The councilmen also announced during the session that, as usual, alcoholic beverage sales will not be allowed during the time that polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during next Tuesday's primary nance must be enacted to guarantee connections and payment for connection. Under the provisions of the proposed ordinance, connection charges will range from $150 for a four-inch line to 1150 for 12-inch and larger. Gatchel said that the ordinance is needed to assure payment on an interest-free loan crosr h&ify&&& iron i , '-rzs .,.- . . - -. - - j ' ', L r- - r 'man t"n .,)- i will carry on Into next week because of the large number of speakers who have placed their names on the agenda. Officials predicted the question would reach a vote late Monday or sometime Tuesday unless more delegations asked to speak. The proponents of seating Red China again appeared to lack a majority. They have been beaten every year. Zambia and Nepal also supported recognition of the Peking regime as holder of the China seal. Madagascar and the Central African Republic challenged Communist China's fitness for membership and led the opposition to evicting the Nationalist Cinese. Ma. Gen. Padma Bahadur Khatri, Nepalese ambassador, praised Communist China for its good nelghborliness and peaceful intentions. He argued the Chinese people themselves long since rejected the Nationalist government on Taiwan. aian moto By Bill Powers Places With Books." It is apparent in this photograph that Carl Audi-tore, 8, and Delaine Buchek, 7, both pupils at St. Ann's Parochial School, have found books of interest to them. "GO PLACES WITH BOOKS" Special exhibits of new and notable books for young people have been set at the West Palm Beach Public Library for the celebration of National Children's Book Week Nov. 18-23. This year's slogan is "Go Warren Retirement Letter Ready For Nixon make way for a younger man. That feeling Is known not to have changed. The vacancy will give Nixon an immediate opportunity for one of the most important appointments a president can make. During the recent presidential campaign Nixon gave so much emphasis to law and order, and was so critical of Supreme Court decisions extending protections for criminal defendants, that his choice for chief justice might be expected to reflect these feelings. One possible choice who has bee mentioned is Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, covering New York, Connecticut and Vermont, who has an outstanding scholarly reputation. Friendly, who is 65 years old, has sometimes been critical of the trend of Supreme Court decisions in the criminal law field. UNITED NATIONS (UPH Communist Romania, uncommitted in the Sino-Soviet split, passionately defended Red China's claim to United Nations membership Thursday. Ambassador Gheorghe Dla-conescu praised Communist China for transforming the mainland from semifeudalism to a modem agricultural and industrialized state. His speech supported the annual attempt to seat Red China in the world body and ex-pell Nationalist China. The debate had been scheduled lo end before the weekend but KENNETH R.STRAUSS Commission Names Aid Coordinator The F'alm Beach County Commission has named Ken-nclh R. Strauss of Jupiter as Community Aid Coordinator effective Dec. 1. Strauss, 50, has been serving as director of the Community Action Council (CAC) since March of 1967. In his new position, one similar to those established by approximately 300 counties in the United States to keep abreast of state and federal aid programs, Strauss will work with state and federal agencies and maintain a cooperative relationship with municipalities and semi-public and private agencies which also participate in government assistance programs. A resilient of this area since 1964, Strauss was formerly a realtor. He served in World War II as a member of the U.S. Air Corps and is a graduate of Indiana University. Strauss and his wife live in the Jupiter area. They have one daughter at home, and a son who resides in California. Travel Story Planned On County By Paper A feature story on Palm Beach County is being prepared bv John Griffith, travel editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin. Griffith was here Tuesday gathering material for the article. He met with Charles Hays, executive vice president of the Greater West Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce; Mrs. Katherine Goodell, secretary of the Merchants Division of the chamber; Grant Bedford, past executive director of the Flagler Museum, and My White, staff writer for The Palm Beach Post-Times. New Hank Director DKLRAY BEACH - Fred B. Devitt Jr., a partner in the law firm of Byrd, Whitley, Bryd and Devitt, has been named to the board of dir cc-tors of the First National Bank of Delray Beach, according in an announcement by Fred .; Teschke, bank president. Prior to Joining the local lav firm in January 16, Devil served as trust officer of th" bank for five and a half vears. By PAUL PRICE Staff Writer DELRAY BEACH - City Councilman LeRoy Merritt proposed at a workshop session Thursday night that the city trade its -100-foot "south" beach for the Sea-crest Hotel property at East Atlantic Avenue and State Road A1A. Merritt said that he had been assured by the hotel owner that the "trade" could be negotiated. The hotel has been offered for sale in the past for $625,000. Merritt proposed that utilization of the property might include construction of an Olympic-size swimming pool, locker rooms, shuffleboard courts and other recreational facilities. He said that the approximate 84,000-square-foot site also might provide a place for the construction of a new fire station. Councilman James Wilson countered Merritt's proposal by saying that he believed a larger parcel of land on the ocean could be purchased for less money. Wilson said that it was his "understanding" that the property bounded by Ingra-ham Avenue, Gleason Street and Ocean Terrace on the ocean could be purchased for about $350,000. Merritt and Wilson spoke concerning oceanfront property after T. L. Poole Jr., a member of the City Planning and Zoning Board, had presented some Ideas for council consideration on the "south" beach. The council announced earlier this week that the highly controversial "south" beach will be offered for sale at public auction Dec. 5. A $450,000 offer already has been made for the property. Poole proposed that either a six-foot easement for a pathway or a ten-foot deed restriction be placed on the property to assure public access to the beach. In other business, City Manager David Gatchel gained council approval in placing a proposed sewer connection fee ordinance on the agenda for the next regular meeting. Gatchel said that the proposed ordinance "had been" the principal reason for the workshop session. He said that the southeast Interceptor sewer and force main in Ihe Tropic Isles area Is nearing completion and a new ordi- Doctors Honored DETROIT (AP) - Three prominent physicians two Americans and a Guatemalan were honored Thursday night for outstanding achievement in bettering the health and prolonging the lives ol millions. The three were awarded $5,000 each as winners of the 1968 Bonfman Prizes, the nation's highest public health awards. The American Public Health Association presented the prizes to Dr. James Goddard, former U.S. Commissioner of Foods and Drugs; Dr. Abraham Lilienfeld of the Johns Hopkins University School ol Hygiene and Public Health, and Dr. Moises Behar, director of the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama InGuatamelaCity. Historical Society BOYNTON BEACH James Warlike, president of the Peninsular Archeological Society, has been scheduled as the speaker for the 8 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the Boyn-ton Beach Historical Society. The society will hold its meeting at the First Bank of Boynton Beach. Visitors are welcome to all society meetings. Society officers and directors have scheduled a Monday luncheon meeting at the Cypress Creek Country Club, according to Mrs. II. K. Harding. Martin Board Hires Track Bond Agent Complex hedule time extension," Goodloe said. The complex, located at Charlotte Avenue and Frederick Street, was considered an urgent item because ;wo city departments are due to be ransferred to that site as soon is toe first building is c.'in- lete. The purchasing departmeni . nd garage are to be relocated rom the present Newark Street site in Howard Park to the new complex. The transfer is urgent because the present Newark Street buildings are due to be demolished to make way for extending Parker Avenue trom Park Street to Okeechobee Road. Transfer was hopul to be underway by Oct. 1. Goodloe said that much ol the delay was due to rain when "the entire excavation site was filled with water." City Manager William H. Tyre said that "serious consideration will be given to assessing liquidated damages" but that no determination will be made until the entire project is complete in January. Other departments due for transfer to the com ilex are traffic engineering, parks and public works. McLaren Construed' n Co. is the contractor tor tr.o more than $ 100,01 K)-project. Three Boys Escape, One Caught Two juveniles were at large and one was in the custody ot the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department after two separate escape Incidents Thursday, according to Li. Carl Bretz of the Sheriff's Department. Bretz said that a ll-year-okl boy who was undergoing a psychiatric examination at the county detention center's medical office at Palm Beach International Airport escaped about 6 p.m. Thursday from a bathroom window at the airport. After running through ihe airport building, he ran across the airport to Jack's Lounge and Package Store, 2209 Belvedere Rd., and drove away in a 11166 Lincoln belonging to John Tscherigi of N. Riverside Drive, Jupiter, Bretz said. The boy was apprehended a' Ihe intersection of Pelican and Shore Drive, North Palm Beach, by Patrolman Ruber' Waton and Lt. Richard Will' ol the North Palm Beach Police Dept. Area law enforcement oft: cers were still looking lah Thursday night for two boys. 14 and 15 years old, who raped at 6:25 p.m. Thursday Irom the Palm Beach Counu Juvenile Detention Home toi boys on Australian Avenue. West Palm Beach. The pair, according to l.i. Bretz, broke out a window in the gym and fled the area on loot. ' Pope Warns On Revolution VATICAN CITY (UPIt Pope Paul VI warned the underdeveloped nations Thursday against using revolution to obtain a better way of life. Speaking after the new Brazilian ambassador had presented his credentials lo the Vatican, the pontiff said the church cannot support "revolutionary expression (since It) would amount to betraying the spirit of Christ." He urged Catholic leaders around the world lo press for improvements In Ihe "common welfare of peoples" because such reforms represent "the good causes of human progress." But he said Ihe church "does not encourage violent solutions" to human dilemmas. Rather, the church's "entire artion is aimed at streng'h-ening Ihe moral forces of individuals and groups, at promoting their education.the elevation of their human and Christian values" through peaceful change. The Palm Beach Post 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Fla. 33402 Published rvrry mornlnn nrppt Salurdsy Mid Sunday by Vmy Pub-llrltlnm, Inc . al 27M S. l.l HlRh-jy, Wesl Palm Beach. Fla. EnlPrwl as irrand class mall al Writ Palm learn Published every Saturday and Sunday In combination with The Palm Reach Timet, a The Palm Beach Pol Times. Subscription rates and additional InformaMoii on Editorial Pane. Municipal Behind Sc The West Palm Beach municipal services complex now underway Is already six weeks behind schedule and completion of its first construction phase is not expected until mid-December, City Engineering Director William Goodloesaid. "It is behind. A lot is probably bevond the allowable Narcotics Arrests Made Five narcotics arrests, including that of a 14-year-old girl, were reported in West Palm Beach Thursday. The young girl, who allegedly had a large quantity of amphetamine pills in her possession was arrested at a local school Thursday afternoon by Sheriff's Department deputies. She was charged with violation of the Florida Drug Abuse Law and turned over to juvenile authorities. Thursday night three men and a woman were arrested through the cooperation of West Palm Beach and Town of Palm Beach vice squad officers on charges of possession of marijuana. The arrests were made in the vicinity of Datura and Narcissus Streets, downtown West Palm Beach. The four were booked as Eugene Duane Carlson, 25, of Towson, Md.; his wile, Susan Kay Carlson, 21, who gave her address as 628 Cherry Road, West Palm Beach; Peter Leonard Williams, 19, of Brisbane, Australia, and George Paul Scheublein, 24, of Long Island City, N.Y. They were being held in county jail in lieu of $2.l)on bond each. Same Name, Wrong Man The Post erroneously reported Thursday that the driver of a car which struck a motorcycle Wednesday was George Robert Montgomery of 218 Mediterranean Ave., Palm Beach. According lo West Palm Beach police reports, the driver, who was charged with causing the accident by failing to yield right of way after a required stop, was George Robert Montgomery, 42, whose address Is listed as 1152 Old Okeechobee Road. George Robert Montgomery, of the Palm Beach address, who says he is 51, was not in any way Involved in the accident, according to police. The accident occurred al 54th Street and Spruce Avenue about noon Wednesday. The motorcyclist, John Arthur Sampson, 23. of 4.11 37th St. was trealed for leg bruises at St. Mary's Hospital and later released. Gromyko V isits BUDAPEST (UPI) - Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gro-mvko arrived Thursday for an official visit with his Hungarian counterpart, Janos Peter, the official MTI news agency reported. the village council when the plant changed ownership. Some members of Lake Worth City Commission are concerned that a tie in with the village could mean the city would be obligated to service Ihe franchise area. The city's maximum vo-lura flow through its pumping station would be unable to service the entire area. Commissioner George In-gersoll suggested at a special conference meeting Wednesday night that Ihe city would piovide service only within the corporate limits of Palm Springs, and added the village should relinquish its franchise. It was pointed out that if the franchise area becomes developed, the village treatment plant could not cope with the demand. Lake Worth commissioners Indicated that they would like to obtain part of the franchise area, south of 10th Avenue N. and east of Congress Avenue. It Is possible annexation of that area would be In long-range development plans for the city. Sewer Rate Increase Retroactive I AKV WORTH niv m. LAKE WORTH City com mlssionersat the next regular meeting Monday, will insist that the Town of Lantana pay sewer adjustment rates retroactive to Oct. 6, 1967. Commissioners discussed the Lantana sanitary sewer rate adjustment at a workshop meeting Thursday night. They were informed by letter the Town of Lantana accepted a rate increase from 5 cents per thousand gallon flow to six cents per thousand gallons. However, Lantana accepted the rate effective as of Nov. 1, 1968. Financial Director Al Kunk-el told commissioners there was a backlog of $2,364.3:1 owed which had accumulated since Oct. 6, 17. Consulting Engineer Howard Searcy, of Mock, Roos & Searcy, said Lantana officials had been contacted at the time a rate reassessment should have been made. Searcy said Lantana did not have a consulting engineer at the time a rate contract review was due. John Waddell, city attorney, said the rate Increase should be retroactive, and advised the commission lo request the balance due. In olher business Searcy told the commission the State Road Department was prepared to pay $112,000 to relocate utility lines in the route of proposed Interstate 95. He added that plans to service areas west of 1-95 should be accelerated so any lines which need to be laid across the route can be completed before construction of the highway starts. Sewer Lines Are Sought PALM SPRINGS Councilman August J. Grader an nounced to the council workshop Thursday night that he will seek recommendation from village engineers for replacement of sewer lines a l the corner of Granada and Henthorne Drives with further discussion to take place ui next week's council meeting. Councilman Shirley Kohl suggested that the Planning and Zoning Board investigate making curbing mandatory in future development. The organization of a pro posed athletic association was announced by Councilnia -James Barton. At the suggestion of Gerhai Seizor of Ihe Planning Board. Vice-Mayor James Hodges will compile a list of persons or firms for hire to haul trash too large for village maintenance trucks to handle. ty has backed up far enough." Van Kessel elaborating on Jones' comment lhat "this (large-scaled development) is not Ihe type of thing to submit for bidding," explained that builders and developers with whom he had talked told him that "it's Impossible to draw up any kind of specifications for bidding whatsoever." At one time, Butler Aviation officials suggested that open bidding be employed. PBIA consultant Harold Wilde of Miami threw his support to the Palm Beach Industries plan: "I've never seen such an advantageous proposal as this," Wilde said and then explained that the ground rentals alone would amount to more than $8.5 million. County revenue also would increase as proposed buildings are constructed and placed on the county tax roll. Culpepper asked if PBIA had enough business to warrant a fourth fixed-base operator selling fuel. Wilde replied that FAA regulations provide that airport management can not stop a fixed-base operation from coming Iq unless there is a Action Judge Stanley H. Fuld of New York's highest court, the court of appeals, who might be a possibility, is also 65. One course the new president could take would be promotion from within the Supreme Court. In that event, the choice could be Associate Justice PotterStewart. Stewart is 53 years old, has served on the court for 10 years and has an impeccable Ohio Republican background. He has been a middle-of-the-road member of the court, taking a notably liberal-minded position In some areas, such as freedom of artistic expression. In the criminal law field, Stewart has dissented from some of the most controversial recent decisions. One, for example, was the Miranda case of 1966, giving criminal suspects the right to counsel before being questioned by the police. The Jensen Beach site was purchased last year. In other action on school construction, the board voted to send to the State Department of Education a revised building priority list with top priority given to additions to Martin County High School. Tentative plans for an addition to Hobe Sound Elementary also will go to the State Department of Education. School Contracts Approved STUART Contracts for three separate items were approved by the Martin County School Board Thursday. E. R. Moore Co., of Niles, 111., received a $1,278.90 contract to provide choir robes for Martin County High School Choir. School Supt. James Navitsky said the payment for the robes would be made from the high school's fund. The board also accepted the bid of $2,081.95 submitted by-Standard School Co. of Birmingham for blackout drapes; and Bartlett Bros., of Stuart, got a $1,560 for supplying 16 tape recorders. In other board business, Board Chairman Joseph Greenlees read a letter from Charles Hendricks who protested suspension of his son, Thomas, from Martin County High School from Oct. 25 to Nov. 12. In a prepared statement concerning discipline, Navitsky said that "as stated in the School Board policy, discipline is the Joint responsibility of the teacher and principal." Navitsky said the student had a choice of taking punishment or being suspended. "We have done everything that could be done," he added. Greenlees also pointed out that it was the board's policy to set up policies, and he said the action by the school administration was covered under the suspension of pupils policies. Obedience Club Trial Planned In Riviera RIVIERA BEACH - The Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County will hold Its 30th obedience trial on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riviera Beach Recreation Center, 2409 Ave. H. The public is invited to see the 120 entrants In the trials. (C) New Vork Times Newsservice WASHINGTON - Chief Justice Earl Warren's intention to retire has not been affected by the election. His letter stating that Intention will remain on the table, ready for action by Richard M. Nixon when he becomes president. The chief Justice has steadfastly declined to comment on the whole question of his seat on the Supreme Court since the nomination of Associate Justice Abe Fortas to succeed him was withdrawn. But his friends and colleagues understand his position to be unchanged on the matter of retirement. Those close to Warren say also that he deprecates talk of any ill feeling between him and Nixon. He expects, if asked, to swear the new president in on Jan. 20. The chief justice is known to think that a Justice should time his retirement for the end of a term, in June. If he leaves in the middle of a term, he cannot take part in cases that have been argued but not yet decided. Warren wrote a brief letter to President Johnson last June 13 Invoking the provision of law under which federal judges may retire. The letter said: "My dearMr. President: "Pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C., Section 371 (B), I hereby advise you of my intention to retire as chief justice of the United States effective at your pleasure." Evidently, the chief justice Included that last phrase as a matter of courtesy to Johnson, and to give him time to consider a replacement before announcing that Warren was retiring. Johnson accepted the retirement in an unusual, conditional way. He replied on June 26 that he would make the Warren retirement "effective at such time as a successor is qualified." This conditional date of retirement was resented by some senators as form of pressure on them. It became a factor in the controversy over the President's nomination of Fortas to succeed Warren. With all the bitterness directed at the Supreme Court during the confirmation fight, some critics seemed to associate the chief Justice with the conditional retirement date idea. But it is now clear that he did not Intend anything but a definite retirement. An accompanying personal letter to Johnson last June 13 gave the reason his feeling that at the-age of 77 he should lack of space, or if the firm does not meet qualifications. Wilde said he thought then-was enough business for all four companies. Meanwhile, Jones said, lease negotiations with Palm Beach Aviation Inc. mot at filiated with Palm Beach Industries) are "at a standstill." He says the firm has "reneged" on its agreement to relocate its facilities from Ihe east end of "Apron B" to the west end with the provision that no flight school be planned for that area. Initially the county airport committee told Palm Beach Aviation It should move to the southwest portion of PBIA, west of the Tilford fixed-base operation site. But, because Palm Beach Aviation didn't want to move and said it had no plans to build a flight school, the county said it would draw a 20-year lease for the firm to stay on Ihe east side of the field. The Butler agreement, which was to have been completed by Nov. 1, has also hit some snags, but Jones indicated the county and Butler officials are on the road to STUART Martin County School Board went ahead Thursday with solving some of its building problems by employing a fiscal agent to proceed with the sale of race track bonds. The board appointed Hough and Company, of St. Petersburg, as fiscal agent for handling the bond sale. School Supt. James Navit-sky said other bonding companies had been contacted, and that "Hough and Company has shown a great deal of interest in working with the board." Navitsky also pointed out that the company had handled a race track bond sale for St. Lucie County. The bond sale is expected lo be about $1.5 million and be used primarily for funding construction of two schools an Indiantown area "middle school" and an elementary school in Jensen Beach. Purchase of a site for the Indiantown school was approved Thursday with Ihe board authorizing payment of $1,350 an acre for a 20-acre tract on West Farm Road west of Indiantown. James Owens Is owner of the property. Homer Wall, board member from Indiantown, said three tracts of land were considered but that Ihe Owens property was the best site for a school. straightening them out. Butler will remain on its present site, the north-northwest section of PBIA, directly south of the proposed Palm Beach Industries development area. The main matter of disagreement has concerned rehabilitation of "Apron C". Jones said he believes this has been resolved, in that the lease agreement with Butler now provides that Butler may use the 50 per cent of "tie-down" fees which ordinarily goes to the county, as payment on repairs to "Apron C." "Tie-down" fees are those collected by fixed-base operators from aircraft owners who use the hangers for parking their aircraft. The county receives 50 per cent of these fees. Jones said that Dopp indicated this suggestion would be acceptable. The remaining fixed-base operator at PBIA is Tilford, located on the south west side of the airport and presently the only one with a flight school. Tilford has already signed a 20-year lease with the county. Board's Approval Expected Tuesday On Lease For Developing PBIA Meeting Arranged On Sewer Proposal Conl. from I'aiee I day, provided for the acquisition by Butler of all other undeveloped PB1A lands as well as inclusion of the present facilities as part of the lease agreement. A Chicago research man agemeni firm, contracted by Butler Aviation to do comparison of the two proposals, indicated Butler's proposal was better: but Jones has said th.i "it (Butler's proposal) doesn' analyze." Commissioner E. W. Weav er, the lone Democrat on Hit county commission for thi past four years, indicated hi favors signing the lease. He told the group that he has been in contact with people with money, who might be interested in large-scale investments and that they advised that the PBIA development should be handled by a firm that is already "aviation-oriented." Weaver showed his preference with the P.B. Industries plan when he said "It's not in keeping with Palm Beach County to get involved with emotions and personalities.. .we can't maintain the status quo. Palm Beach Coun LAKE WORTH - A committee of three city commissioners will meet Saturday at 3 p.m. with representatives of the Village of Palm Springs, engineers and Benjamin Freeman, to discuss a sanitary sewer tie-in with the city's ocean outfall system. Freeman was the original owner of the water and sewer treatment plant at Palm Springs. The plant was purchased by the village council, with the proviso that any expansion needed until total uf 6,000 customers had been obtained, would be paid for by Freeman. Plans are ready for expansion, but negotiations are still underway with the city of Lake Worth In an attempt to tie-in with the ocean outfall system. Such an arrangement would eliminate the need to expand a sewage treatment system in the center of the residential community. When Freeman originally developed his utility concern In the village he obtained a large franchise area outside the community limits. The franchise was turned over to

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