The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 15, 1968 · Page 30
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 30

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, November 15, 1968
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30-PaIm Beach Post, Triday, N ov. 13, 1968 Group Said Planning To Buy South Beach Bridge Inspections Slated Following Blast At Span ml j , FEDDE ..... PMf(i fcN- JlOITIONER ft m u r- im i An attempt was to have been made Thursday evening to lower the span, which has been in the upright position since the explosion, and open the normally heavily travelled right-of-way to traffic. SRD workers have been on the scene since the blast replacing much of the wiring and damaged engine gear. Replacement of a steel sidewalk-support column and repairs to the blackened interior of the lender station have not been completed. The explosion was blamed on gasoline fumes which apparently were ignited by a spark from an auxiliary engine used to operate the bridge in case of a power failure. The bridge normally operates from electric power. Boyd Isler, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, an SRD employe, was temporarily deafened in his right ear by the blast. He and i" n By DAVETATHAM Bureau Chief BOCA RATON - An inspection of all lift bridges operated by the State Road Department has been ordered in the wake of last week's explosion at the bridge over the Intraeoastal Waterway in Deerfield Beach, a department official revealed Thursday. A check is to be made to determine if bridge tender stations and other bridge control areas are properly ventilated against a possible buildup of gasoline fumes, H.C. Chandler, district engineer, reported. Chandler disclosed the in-sepction plan while making a return inspection visit to the bridge on Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Bridge where an explosion last Friday caused an undetermined amount of damage and put the bridge out of commission. another SRD worker, who department officials could not name Thursday, were doing some maintenance work inside the control house of the bridge at the time. Bridge tender Joseph Koch of Deerfield Beach, who has operated the lift span for two years, was also in the tender station at the time of the explosion but, like the un named SRD man, was not hurt. It originally was erroneously reported that Isler was the bridge tender. According to Chandler, renovations at the bridge include the venting of the gasoline generator to a point outside the downstairs portion of the control station instead of where it now vents inside, where the explosion occurred. In addition, louvered-type doors are to be installed to replace the solid doors to provide greater ventilation. Chandler said the explosion at the 11-year-old structure was the first such occurrence at any bridge in the state operated by the road department. Dividends Declared By I nited Press Internuliomtl PrrM Ami Hay Rwont INCHKASKU the luxury pricrlag offceomfort DELRAY BEACH - Condominium dwellers along the oc-eanfront were reported Thursday to be contributing to a "war chest that will be sizable" to bid for purchase of the city's 400 foot "south" beach. The city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to auction the 400 by 410 foot undeveloped beach property to the highest bidder at 1 p.m. Dec. 5. Although the report was unconfirmed, it was reported that "thev" were contributing amounts ranging from $1,000 each upward. One report, which was denied, stated that residents at the Banyan House Stuart Deadline Set To Register STUART Deadline for registration to be eligible to vote in the City of Stuart primary is Nov. 20 at 5 p.m., the City Hall announced Thursday. Registration books close at 5 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall. The primary, with voting at the Stuart Youth Center on Flagler Avenue, will be held Nov. 26 to select candidates in the two City Commission races. The general election will be Dec. 10, and the lineup for the two seats are: Group 1 Incumbent Dan McClure, Walter Robinson, Kenneth Stimmell, Charles Foster and George Huss. Group 2 Incumbent Ray Cooke, John N. Mann and Harold Whalen Sr. condominium, adjoining the property on the north, were being solicited to purchase the property as a "clear zone" for residents at the new 65-unit condominium. According to City Clerk Robert Worthing, the city currently has an offer from a real estate firm to purchase the "south" beach property for $450,000. Worthing said that he did not know who the offering buyers are. However, the offer was submitted by Studstill & Hollenbeck Inc., Palm Beach real estate company. The city purchased the property in 17 for Just over $400,-000 from a private owner. The property is zoned for multiple family dwellings and has water and sewer facilities available at the property line. Announcement of the scheduled auction of the land was a bombshell at a Wednesday night forum for the eight candidates in Tuesday's primary election here. Conducted by the League of Women Voters of South Palm Beach County, the forum was electrified when candidate James Jir-ney, an incumbent, announced that the issue under discussion was already settled. The beach will be auctioned. Everett P. Palmatier, a board member of the Beach Property Owners Assn., said Thursday that he hadn't been contacted for a "war chest" contribution but thought it was "a good idea." Palmatier, a consulting engineer with addresses at 1011 Seagate Drive here and at Skaneateles, N. Y., said, "Why cannot the city, if it needs the money so desperately, sell most of the 400 feet of beachfront but retain a right-of-way for public access to the beach? From Casuarina Road south to Boca Raton's NE 32nd Street there are five miles of beach which is inaccessible to the people of south Palm Beach County. It is my contention that the people should employ every possible means to establish public access to the beach at reasonable Four To Attend Flotilla Meet Why the price of whole-house air-conditioning and heating is way down to $1.25 per yLowdown Square foot. payment yf Bank financing sf Title F.H.A. (Qualified) Four members of Flotilla 53, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will represent the local flotilla organization at an interdistrict C(J conference at the New London, Conn., Coast Guard Academy Saturday through Monday. Flotilla 53 members, who will leave today from Orlando In a CG plane, are Division 5 (,'apt. Leon Jensen, Past Division Capt. Paul R. St. Laurent, Mrs. Doris M. St. Laurent and Past Rear Cmdr. Clyde K. Du-laney. 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