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3 Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, Nov. 16, 1968 rs. Wake man Given Jf Probation In Shooting M Mrs. Wakeman's wealth. "For all we know her house might have been mortgaged to the hilt and she was living in the garage apartment in the rear," he added. At an earlier hearing, Judge Mcintosh ruled that Mrs. Wakeman had been fully advised of her rights and was top worn by the victim should not have been entered In evidence because it had been altered. "The hole was the size of a howitzer shell and not a .22 caliber bullet," he said. Mounts, Farlsh claimed, had also prejudiced the jury by constantly referring to aware of w hat she was doing when she signed the confession. Since the shooting, Mrs. Wakeman has been free on bond. Her husband has been confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down, since the shooting. L7 J :.t i - si ? f3 i9 ' ' Ami; Staff Ptwm by 1 Nachman Thompson, heavy equipment operator. At the front, left to right, are James Hooks, Belle Glade machine shop operaior; A. W. Glisson, manager of the Flying Cow Ranch, and Charles Cusick, supervisor of the Acme Drainage District. WEED CUTTER This complicated machine, combining the appearance of an airboat with that of the mule trains used in Glades harvests, is designed to eliminate a quatic growth from canals. At the back of the machine is Lynn B KEN GREEN Staff Writer Palm Beach socialite Mrs. Nancy W. Wakeman, convicted in September of aggravated assault in the shooting of her husband, was placed on probation for five years Friday by Criminal Court Judge Russell H. Mcintosh. The judge's order of probation, In which he attached three special conditions, came after he denied the daughter of Broadway producer Dwight Deere Wiman a motion for a new trial. Judge Mcintosh, however, withheld an adjudication of guilt, thus allowing Mrs. Wakeman to retain her full civil rights. Mrs. Wakeman, 47, was convicted by a six-man jury after she shot William Wakeman, 44, in the back at their home, 120 E Brillo Way, during a domestic dispute. During her five-year probation period Mrs. Wakeman: Must not visit any establishment that sells alcoholic beverages. Must not have nor attend any cocktail parties. Must give 20 hours of her time per week to some charitable organization such as the Red Cross or Salvation Army. Judge Mcintosh said these conditions will apply in addition to the general conditions of probation. County Solicitor Marvin U. Mounts Jr., who prosecuted at her trial, said he wanted Mrs. Wakeman adjudged guilty, but he thought the probation order was "good and stiff." In requesting a new trial, Mrs. Wakeman's attorney, Joseph D. Parish Jr., said the Palm Beach police had elicited a signed confession from her that was in violation of her constitutional rights. Parish contended oral statements were given to the police by Mrs. Wakeman when she was not under arrest and, additionally, that she had not been advised of her right to an attorney. He claimed that Mrs. Wakeman was intoxicated at the time and. therefore, did not know what she was doing. "They grilled her like someone in the star chamber," Parish said. He also claimed a pajama New Aquatic Weeding Machine Developed For Drainage Canals for the elimination of aquatic Hniwih from drainage canals appears to have been perfected. The apparatus that combines the appearance of an air-boat and a mule train, used in the harvesting of sweet corn ami celery, has been tried ou' here by Charles Cusick, drain (Staff Photo by Johnny Nlcklas) FIVE YEARS PROBATION - Mrs. Nancy W. Wakeman, Palm Beach socialite who was convicted in September of aggravated assault against her husband, William, waits to leave the Courthouse Friday shortly after she was given five years probation. On the right is her attorney, Joseph D.Farish Jr. Linkup Roads, 1-95 Urged Concurrently Flood District Raps Extension Of 1-75 By IZ NACHMAN ;iadis Bureau ( hicf KOYAI. I'AI.M 11KACH Thiounh the roopiT.it ion of of-tirials ol the Arnic l)rain;ii;i' District. ;i lirllc (il.ulc ma-rhinr shop OpiT.itor and thr .nanaiin of thr I'ly in Cow liaiii li. located south of here oil State Koad SO, a machine Johnson: Decisions Still His Continued From Page 1 that i! would be implemented by and respected by the next President." Shortly alter Nixon spoke Thursday, the White House said that "nothing has diluted the President's authority." Johnson underscored that point at his impromptu news conlei nice. The I'tesidenl was asked about American efforts to persuade South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu to lorego his threat to boycott the Pal is negotiations with North Vietnam and its Viet Cong allies. "1 think 1 should say that we are doing all we can to tiling about substantive (lis cussions in Paris that would include the government of Vietnam at as early a date as possible," Johnson said "We are going to continue to do what we can to that end." He refused to be drawn into comment on Defense Secretary Clark M. Clifford's hint that the l.'niled States might "go it alone" in talks with the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong if South Vietnam persisted in boycotting the talks. Johnson also said he had urged Nixon to designate a budget director and his secretaries of state and defense as early as possible. New Star KVANSTON. 111. (API -Discovery of a strange new "ticking star" was reported Kriday by an astronomer who said it virtually proves the ex isience of mysterious objet Is believed to sweep space like cosmic scan hiights. Dr. Flank Drake of Cornell L'niversity told a group ol science writers the new star, catalogued as NPIia.'I'J, pulsates every thousandths of a Bishops Leave Choice Continued Prom Page 1 abstaining from sex relations at times under the rhythm method. But they moved in the direction of Canadian bishops who have aid Catholic couples could disagree "in good conscience." Leaders of 40 priests punished by Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle of Washington for backing a choice of conscience said the bishops' statement had vindicated them. The priests called upon the cardinal to lift the penalties in :ight of the pastoral letter. Two priests, John Dillon and 'harles Ebbecke, told a news inference they were withdrawing from the ministry im-nediately in protest of the church's system of justice that would let a cardinal impose the penalties without any impartial healing. Th bishops steadfastly refused during the five-day con ference to intervene despite appeals from the priests and a singing sit-in demonstration. The bishops' statement recognized legitimate dissent to 'he Vatican ban, but said it was acceptable only when voiced with prudence and pro priety, and "is such as not to , give scandal." The Catholic churcmen said there can be no compromise with the rightfulness of the birth control ban as the Ideal to be heeded in the teaching of the church. But they recognized, "Married couples faced with conflicting duties are otlen caught in agonizing crises on conscience." They said the Pope's pronouncement showed awareness of the problems at times in harmonizing the sexual expression of love with its lite giving power. The key portion ot the statement said: "We feel bound to remind Catholic married couples, when they are subjected to the piessuies which prompt the Holy Father's concern, that however circumstances may reduce moral guilt, no one following the teaching of th Church can deny the objective evil of artificial contraception itself. "With pastoral solicitude we urge those who have resorted to artilitial contraception to continue to take full advantage of the strength which comes from the Sacrament of Penance and the grace, heal ing. and peace in the Kucha list (communion . "May we all tie mindful of the invitation of Jesus: 'The man who comes to me I will never turn awav." Film Depiels OH'ieer s File LAKE WORTH "A routine day" in the life of a policeman was shown, via a film Friday noon, by Inspector Joseph M.icy ol the West Palm Beach Police Department, to members and guests of the Ki-wanis Club ol Lake Worth at the Famous restaurant. Inspector Mac leaches law enforcement al Palm Beach Junioi 'College. Urging his audience to take a greater interest in the problems and operation of their .local law enforcement agencies, the inspector said understanding and backing the policeman's role in today's society must be given by the private citizen if law and order in the community is maintained. Inspector Macy also pointed out that a police officer puts his life on the line constantly, and that more policemen are injured or killed answering calls to private hotnes than in any othei duty. 2 Detention Home Escapees Caught The two Juveniles who escaped Thursday from the Palm Beach County Juvenile Detention Home on Australian Avenue were back in custody-late Friday night. The two boys, 14 and 15 years old, broke out a window In the gym at the home and fled the area on foot. The 15-year-old youth was picked up by sheriff's deputies from the Delray Beach substation about 2 p.m. Friday In a camper on the school grounds of Seacrest High School, Del-ray Beach, according to Lt. Carl Bretz of the sheriff's dept. The 14-year-old youth was picked up in the Pahokee area Friday morning by sheriff's road patrol units, Bretz said. Club Names 1st Officers The Royal Palm Bon Vi-vants elected officers al its Inaugural meeting Thursday night and followed up with a dinner dance at the Palm Beach Towers. The new club was organized to better promote tourism in Palm Beach County through the cooperative efforts of agencies and businesses involved in this major industry. It is composed ot representatives of airlines, steamship and railroads, travel agencies, newspapers and television stations, hotels and restaui ants, rent-a-car agencies and other allied interests. Curt Blake, of Avis Rent-a-Car was elected president; Ray Nau, Kaslern Airlines, 1st vice president. James Ponce, Holiday inns, 2nd vice president; Rosemary Freda, Marina Inn, secretary and Arlene Dugan, Dugan Travel Agency, Boca Raton, treasurer. The officers are to be installed at a meeting at the Marina Inn Jan. 9. 4 structed over Palmetto Park Road and ('amino Real, and (.lades ltd. being elevated over the interstate. Itoads already exist at these junctures. Kslimated costs tor the city to complete the two artery links is about S2r,ooo for N. alst Street and about $7"),'KH) forSW ISth Street. Construction of 1 9fi through Boca Raton is scheduled to start around September, 1909, according to a State Road Department source. Councilmen 4 Charged ( tintiniied Prom Page I from Mis. Kimmist to pay his bills lor radio ads. "When I paid the ad bill I had to put it down as a dona lion under the election laws. There is no reason to crucify Mrs. Kimmist. It's my mis-lake," Bowe added. He charged: "The Democrats didn't want me to run for the poit commission and that is where some of the trouble started." Bowe said he was "inexperienced and without help in understanding the election Trespassing Charge Made FORTPIFHCK Two West Palm Beach hunters were arrested Thursday on charges of trespassing on a St. Lucie County ranch, the second such arrest since the start of the current hunting season, according to the sheriff's department. John Francis Gamble, 18, and Coia Day Chandler, 47, both of West Palm 'leach, were arrested by Sgt. Harold Holerger shortly before dark on the Bar 29 Ranch, located off of Okeechobee Road, (iambic had a gun and a dog in a station wagon parked nearby, according to Holerger. liolh were released after posting $25 bond. Howiton Man Named To Parks Position BOYNTON BEACH City Manager Grady Courtney announced Fridav that Herbert R. Zobel of 135 SW Eighth Ave., and Edward M. McCown of Mb nii successfully completed a Civil Service exam here this week for a supervisory post with the Parks Department Courtney said that Zobel, a private lawn care operator here with excellent recommendations and qualifications, will be awarded the $6,800 a year post. He added that Zobel "probably" will start as a city employee on Dec. 1. Six persons sought the job to maintain parks and city grounds. banks, w here they die within a matter of hours. "We are not concerned with the appearance of the canal banks," Glisson said, "as they are not located along state roads or highways where the dead vegetation would pose an eyesore." Cusick, who operates the amphibious contraption, said it will move at two miles per hour, unless it runs into a heavy growth under t lie surface of the water. Modifications ww made to a machine that was constructed in Waukesha, Wis., and was originally used in Citrus County. It is expected to enable the drainage district to clean about lour miles of canal each day at an estimated cost of $.")0 daily. lf a dragline were to be used for the same work, it would only accomplish one-fourth the work done by the weed cleaner, which has yet to be given an official name, Glisson said. The rental of a three quarter yard dragline costs $100 daily, according to Cusick. Hooks said the amphibian is powered by tw o motors. One is a four-cylinder motor that develops 20 horsepower. The second is a one cylinder engine that will develop 9 horsepower. Nine hydraulic motors operate the cutting blade, conveyor belts and the steering apparatus, the spokesman reported. So as to use the machine without too much delay on the 1K.000 acie ranch that is now being used for the growing of sugar cane, sweet corn, peppers, oianges, limes and sod, a number of ramps have been built so the cutter may enter the canals and leave by the same access. At present, lia miles of canals are located in the drainage district area, Glisson said and use ot the faster moving machine will result in a tremendous saving in operating costs. It took almost two years to perfect the machine, Cusick said, belore it was officially launched this week for a trial run. Glisson said the aquatic weed cleaner will not eliminate the growth jf various types of weeds in Hie" TTtTtdihw. but the speed with which it may lie returned to specific area is expected to keep the canals unclogged. Port Tonnage Dips Locally While the Port of Fort Pierce registered an increase in freight tonnage during 19(i7 the Port of Palm Beach recorded a decrease, according to figures for the last year released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, the local port official figures showed an increase here. Palm Beach dropped from g.Ht'.,M tons in 1906 to 7H4.H96 tons In 1967; Fort Pierce registered 85.K23 tons in lii and 212,020 tons in 19(17, the Army Corps reported. When the Port of Palm Beach officials were asked to check their figures the reported that in LWi there were N9X.-HI 1 tons while that of 1967 was 991,112 tons, a jump of 92,331 tons. Boca Firemen's Ball Set For Tonight BOCA RATON The ninth-annual Firemen's Ball, sponsored by the Boca Raton Fire Department, will lie held at 9 tonight at the Boca Raton Cabana Club on south SR AIA. The seven-piece combo of Ignatius "Iggy" Biondi of Boca Raton is to entertain. Tickets may be obtained today-through the fire department. Proceeds from the affair go to firemen welfare projects. age district supervisor; James Hooks, of the .1. & It. Hooks Machine Shop and A. VV. (ills-son, ranch manager and drainage district official. Equipped with a cutting blade in the front of the weed cleaner, plus two conveyors, the weeds are cut from the canals and deposited along the ee River from the Edison Bridge at Fort Myers to the Tier Bridge in Lee County. The $109,0i) project is part of the planned improvement of the Okeechobee Waterway. Long Asks To Stay WASHINGTON (L'PIi Sen. Russell B. Long, who recently told political intimates that he was considering slopping down as Democratic whip in 'the Senate, has appealed to his Democratic colleagues for re-election to the post. In a letter dated Thursday, the I.ouisianan said he had been "very proud to be a part of the Democratic leadership and would like to continue in that capacity." Persons close to Long said last week that he would like to give up the post if it could be done without making it appear that he had been forced loquit and if his successor shared his conservative beliefs. Long's associates said he wanted to devote more time to his duties as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Long dismissed news accounts of these conversations as "part of the tireless efforts of the press corps to sit up news and controversy where there is none." Car Inspections Halt For Time FORT PIERCE - St. Lucie County 's motor vehicle inspection station, on Will Fee Road, will be closed for all but re-inspections next week because of additions and alterations to the building. Peter Hall, in charge of the station, said no new inspections will be made from Monday, Nov. IS, through Friday, Nov. 22, because of the addition of a third lane and the construction of a canopy across the entire building. Persons with pink slips, whose vehicles did not pass, may cotne to the station and have their vehicles re-inspected during the week. Hall said. Vehicles with license numbers ending in "2" and ".'!" are now being inspected. Start Digging BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - An American archeological team from the Metropolitan Museum of New York nd the L'niversity of Chicago began excavations in midweekseck- Ing traces of the ancient Su- merian civilization around Babylonian Ur, a cradle of mankind, In what now Is Naslriya province. - The Palm Beach Post-Times 1751 S D... Hiqhwoy WmI Palm Beoch, Ho 33401 Published ewe.y Saturday and Sunday morning by Peiry Publication!. Inc., al 251 S D,e Highway. W-s Palm Beach, Ho , in combination with The Palm Beoch Poll and The Polm Beach Timrj 01 The Palm Beach Povt times Entered ai lecond cloji moil al Weit Palm Beoch. Suburiptton rate and additional information on Editorial Page. Voting Turnout "Smd60P.er.Cent KORT MY KRS (APi The Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District Friday formally went on record condemning a proposed extension ol Interstate 7ri across the Kv-ei glades. The resolution adopted by the district's board ot governors supported a complaint voiced earlier by chairman Robert W. Padrick of Ford fierce. Padrick contends the State Road Department is proposing an extension of I-7T from Naples to Miami that would take it north of the Tamianii Trail, connecting with the new Everglades Jet port near the Collier Dade County line. A road In this area, Padrick said, would interfer with conservation efforts. The governors said a new road should be built parallel to and adjacent to the Tamiami Trail. In other matters, the Corps of Engineers told the board funds are expected in fiscal year l!Hi!l for dredging and widening of the Caloorahatch- l)rii Suspects Free On Hail Three ol the tour persons tiooked into county jail Friday on charges ol possession ol marijuana were released Friday afternoon alter posting S2, tidll bond each. The other subject was still in jail late Friday ever.ingin lieu of IS:!,!! bond. I telcased ti'om custody were Rolierl F. Cable. 25. ol Ullll Wellington Road; Nicholas It. Ko.ykowski, .'li. ol alilti Car den Ave.; and Phyllis W. Sides, 27, ot 2ti.'!!l Saran.ic Ave., suburban West Palm Beach. The lour were arrested Friday morning near the r.!iw block ol Harden Avenue by Patrolman Robert I,. Flesh. Remaining in jail was Lawrence It. Ilamm, 2"). ol .Villi 2 ( iarden Ave. and said this was the only-other sign of major da mage. The report quoted Navy sources as saying thai even though the hull was relatively undamaged there was no hope tor the survival of crew mem tiers. The Navy announced on I let. .'.o that the Mi.ar, the oceano-grapliic research ship, had Incited "objects identilied as portions of the hull of the submarine 1,'SS Scorpion" in mote than 10,000 feet of water, about 400 miles southwest of the Azores. This discovery culminated a five-month search since the Scorpion and its crew of 99 officers and men disappeared enroute from the Mediterranean to Norfolk, Va. A Navy court of inquiry has reconvened al Atlantic Fleet headquarters in Norfolk to study the many photographs taken by the Mizar's cameras. BOCA RATON A resolution was prepared Friday which pledges the city to have the proposed east-west linkup roads ot NW Tilst Street and SW Wth Street constructed concurrently with the construction of Interstate 9Ti through Boca Raton. Council is to vote on the measure Tuesday night. Compliance with the proposed resolution statement would qualify the city for federal funding in the construction of an overpass over N. 51st St. and a SW ttith St. over pass over the interstate. The Bureau of Roads, which is administering the construction of 1 9i, requires that ist-west arteries to the interstate be under construction before the super highway comes through an area in order for an area to qualify for a federal funding advantages. By meeting the schedule, the federal agency would pay almost total costs of under and overpasses construction. Failure to meet the schedule would result in a municipality or county to pay about aO per cent of the over and underpass costs if they had to be build at a lalerdate. The city is presently guaranteed of an overpass being con Press last month indicated 90,1 II. 118 persons were registered in all KJ states and the District of Columbia. Using this unofficial figure, with about 99 per cent of the 1968 vote now tabulated, the totals show slightly less than HO per cent of the registered voters turned out on Flection Day. Because no registration figures were estimated for past presidential election years, there is no way to determine the percentage of registered voters to cast ballots in past years. The low turnout in 1968 presumably indicated much pub-' lie indifference to the three major candidates Republican Nixon, Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey and independent George C. Wallace. The overall total might even have been less than in 1964 except for wide increases in four South-em states. Big gains chalked up in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana totaled, collectively, more than one million votes above the 1964 tumoul. The great surge in the South appears due to two principal factors. Ngro voter registration h'js increased dramatically since 1964, brought about largely by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and elimination of the poll tax in some states. Backlash to the Increased black vote plus the candidacy of Alabama's Wallace may have prompted greater numbers of Southern whites to turn out. Navy: Scorpion's Hull Fragmented WASHINGTON (API - The smallest percentage of voting-age Americans in 12 years cast ballots in the 19tiK presidential election. An analysis of national totals shows the estimated 72 million people who voted Nov. 5 represent only (id per cent of the 120 million Americans of voting age. Not since lifi6. when 60.5 per cent of the voting age population turned out, has the percentage been so small. That was the year Dwight I). Eisenhower was returned to the White House for a second term. F.ven if as many as one million ballots remain to be counted this year a figure that Is by no means certain-turnout would be only 60.8 per cent. By comparison, the 70.6 million ballots cast in 19tl represented 62 per cent, and the SK.H million votes in l'.tt.O the year President-elect Richard M. Nixon lost to John P. Kennedy w as a record 6.18 per cent. The percentages are based on Bureau of the Census figures on the number of people in each state eligible to register to vote. The age requirement is 21 in ail states except Georgia and Kentucky, where It is 18; Alaska, 19, and Hawaii, 20. No over-all comparison between votes cast and actual registration is practical because some states keep no registration totals. A survey conducted bv The Associated WASHINGTON (API - The Saw said Friday the hull of the sunken nuclear powered submarine Scorpion "is in several major pieces" more than two miles down in the Allan tic. It denied a publishid report that the hull had been lound by underw ater photography to be irtually intact. "As has been slated ollicial-ly. the hull of the USS Scorpion is not intact," the Navy said in response to inquiries. "It is in several major pieces, completely flooded and with the obvious damage expected when a submarine exceeds crush depth." The published report said underwater photographs taken by an oceanographic research vessel showed the 252-foot hull also had a dent in its "sail", or conning tower, de-tached.Tho report said the hull also had a dent in its stern.

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