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Hearing Set On Amount To Be Paid To Seminoles Thomas, Horne Fight For Reins Prayer For Today The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build. Nehemiah 2:20 PRAYER: O God, the creator of all that is good, Thou hast called us to work with Thee. Enable us to overcome our discouragements. May our eyes be lifted in hope to see a better future, and under the inspiration of that vision, may we live gladly and c reatively in the present. We pray in the spirit of the Christ. Amen. WASHINGTON REPORT Aiiiii, fiiiiTTniji) Thomas a year ago before he decided to try for it himself. Horne said he is writing a formal letter of withdrawal of his pledge. South Florida hasn't had a senate president in 30 years, the Palm Beach County senator added, and he'd be surprised if Horne did not support the position it was entitled to one. Horne, who served 20 years in the house before his election to the senate in Pthti, was speaker in 13. Thomas has had a combined service of eight years in the house and senate. Victor Riesel Labor Waits For Nixon To Open War, Or Peace duce an amendment to the Universal Military Training and Service Act, which he pushed unsuccessfully in the just-completed !Klth Congress. His simple amendment is a bombshell of sorts: president. Labor leaders couldn't get through to him. They couldn't get through to anvone in the White House. TALLAHASSEE (UPD Sens. Jerry Thomas of Lake Park and Mallory Horne of Tallahassee both laid claim Friday to the presidency of the 1H71 senate. Horne, 4.1-year-old attorney, said he has promises of support from at least 17 of the 32 Democratic senators. Thomas claims to have pledges in writing from "more than 21" Democratic senators, including Horne. Seventeen is the minimum required to get the designation of the Democratic caucus. Thomas has been gathering pledges since the session, while Horne stepped in recently, replacing Sen. Dempsey Barron, D Panama City, who withdrew as a candidate and threw his support to the Talla hassean. Thomas, 3!i, a banker, said he's ready to hold a Democratic caucus to designate ihe next president at any "appropriate" time. He said he has unconditional pledges promising lo vote foi him tor president 'in l;71 or following Jack Mathews." whichever occurs first. The new constitution provides for annual rather ihan the usual biennial sessions but the senate elected Mathews to be presiding ofticer until W71. "No senator has asked that his pledge be withdrawn," Thomas said in an interview before flying to Nome, Alaska, on business. He said he discussed the presidency with Horne but the Tallahassee senator has not askeil to withdraw the pledge he gave to support Action Expected On Mental Center WASHINGTON My friend, my personal While House Platonic discourser who had cleared all wires for me, lo, these many mercurial Johnsonian Jays, asked if I had called just lo see Ihe feathers fly off a lame duck. I told him I called 'to talk about Richard Nixon. So my friend on the inside looking out. a vantage point soon to No reversed, summed up what I believe lo be Ihe Oval Room analysis of the Presidentelect'. "Brains he's (jot," murmured my old mentor, "instincts, he's got. He uses the first, not the second. That's good for a computer, but not a political leader." The point he made was that Dick Nixon thinks things out too much. That's logic. Hut not always a virtue at KilHI Pennsylvania Ave. It would be logical, for example, for Dick Nixon to believe that Ihe powerful labor movement 2(1 million strong, not counting their families is his enemy. There are those who would like him to believe this. The evidence is there. Few political leaders have been abused with such name-calling by so many for so long. And lew have been in "the opposition" lor so long. Labor always tallies to the President because it needs him at the end of a phone, it needs an open front door, side door, back door at the White House. It was so with Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, even (Jen. Eisenhower .and, of course, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson but only up to a point during LBJ's last year. Then Ihe "President begun buckshooting us in the rear end," said one AFL-CIO vice sive union. He is not thinking of pushing for tough new anti-strike laws, or tightening up the old labor regulating laws, or resorting to the new-styled confrontation with the men who have mocked him for years and needled him with charges of anti labor sentiment. His instincts are for constant dialogues, no price or wa';e control, no rushing to an unfriendly Congress for ad hot-laws to end big-time strikes. His instincts tell him to get the private industrial front off his back and let labor and management work out their own peace and salvation. These very same instincts, however, do move this political scientist to mop up one source of public irritation, the public service strikes: the garbage strike, the police and fire fighters' action, the shutdown of hospitals and mental institutions, the crippling of subway, bus and commuter transportation, the civil service stoppages and Ihe sieges of the city halls of America. But even on this site of battle he does not think tough. He plans to call a national conference of all public sector labor and civic officials not long after the inauguration. He wants them to work out laws to end such strikes, but also to develop an "Economic Bill of Rights for Public Employes." His instincts are not to push unless he gets pushed. His instincts tell him that, with one war on his hands, it would be politically amateur to open a second front right around the corner. What will happen when he thinks things out is another matter. We'll know when he appoints a Secretary of Labor. He'll be the tip-off on war or peace. By DALE Pl'LIJiN Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - The Seminole Indians of Florida and Oklahoma still are awaiting a decision that will determine what the U.S. taxpayer must pay them. The Indians hope the Indian Claims Commission, at a hearing now scheduled for June 2,'i, will determine the value of Seminole lands in Florida at a minimum of $40 million. The commission, following a June, 17, Court of Claims decision, planned to make the value determination before the end of 18. But the June 23 date has been set to allow the federal government to bring in evidence of improvements made on Seminole land which can be subtracted from the value of the land. The Seminole case stems from the Treaty of Moultrie in 1S23, when Andrew Jackson, acting for the United States, forced the Seminoles to give up all claim to Florida lands in return for $152, !l)0 and a protected reservation, which maybe a better land deal than the Dutch managed when they bought Manhattan Island for beads and trinkets. The successors to the signers of the treaty took their claim of inadequate consideration to the Indian Commission which in 14 decided in their favor. The federal government appealed and lost when the Court of Claims in June 196" affirmed the commission decision and returned the case to the commission to determine at hearings the exact amount and value of land owned by the Indians at the time of the 1X23 Treaty. Assuming the hearings are concluded before the summer is over, the Seminoles still have more waiting ahead. Congress must approve payment of the sum determined by the commission. A chartered plane from New-York, paid for by the Florida Development Commission, during the past week has been carrying some b(J free-loading travel writers for national magazines and newspapers to nine Florida cities. Gov. Claude Kirk has the presidential suite at the Sheraton-Park Hotel reserved for the presidential Inauguration. Thirty double rooms also are being reserved here for friends of Kirk and presidentelect Nixon. The concept of community junior colleges generally Is designed to provide college training at lower costs to local students, but a survey recently completed Indicates many students still are shut out because of too-high costs. The Education Commission of States surveyed 34 states. Acid-tongued Wayne Morse, who lost his re election bid for the U.S. Senate, generally has a national reputation only for his opposition to the U.S. policy in Vietnam. Overlooked is his chairmanship of the Senate subcommittee on education, a position he used to guide the surge In federal aid to education in recent years. Re-elected Henry Gonzalez, U.S. representative from Texas, is expected to again intro- Lessons For Little People Enhances Musical Education nil ' i -I'V i A F- l Ytw "No person inducted for training and service in the armed forces . . . shall be required without his express consent, to serve In any area of armed conflict unless Congress has declared a state of war to exist in that area." final realization of a mental health center in Palm Beach County." A federal matching grant of $025, 000 has been received by the center board and more ihan $330,000 has been raised in the past three years towards matching the grant. Fund raising efforts continue on a week-to-week basis, he said. The center will offer in-patient and out-patient services, partial hospitalization, emergency services, education, consultation and rehabilitation services to Palm Beach County residents regardless of their ability to pay for services, the board chairman said. Mary Alice Loses Time Libel Suit Circuit Court Judge Culver Smith ruled Friday that Mary Alice Firestone of Palm Beach was "not libeled" by an article in Time Magazine that appeared one week alter her divorce. Mrs. Firestone, the former wife of Russell A. Firestone Jr., heir to a tire and rubber fortune, had filed for $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages. She claimed the article, which appeared under the heading of "Milestones", was "defamatory in nature" and the magazine editors "acted with malice." Judge Smith, granting her "nothing", ruled the editors did not know the words were "untrue" and the article was neither "malicious nor reck less." Mrs. Firestone is currently receiving $3,750 monthly in all mony, but has also filed for a contempt of court order against her former husband, charging he failed to make his last payment. Firestone was granted the divorce on grounds of extreme cruelty last December after a two-year legal battle. Air Houte Requested WASHINGTON ( AP) Seagreen Air Transport, Ltd., St. John's, Antigua, West Indies, a supplemental airline owned by Canadians, asked the Civil Aeronautics Board Friday for authority to operate nonscheduled air service to and from the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida. The application said the flights would start and end in the British Associated States island: Antigua, St. Kitts, Montserrat, St. Lucia and St. Vincent. The company since 14 has been providing nonscheduled service with Twin Beech and Piper Aztec aircraft between the British, French, Dutch and U.S. islands of the eastern Caribbean, Guyana and Venezuela. It said it is acquiring its first larger plane, a twin-engine DC3, and next year plans to use a four-engine DC" in cargo service. B R I D Paul Harvey Citizen Surveillance Plan Cuts Crime In Sioux City TINY TOTS IT NK I P A music course for four and five year-olds? Might, according to teacher Cheryl llen-necy, (his is the age to begin teaching children music. The Yamaha Music Course ocan in Japan and has been very successful, she said. Krum left, Cheryl Hen-necy, Cameron (.rani, Jennifer Davis, and Jeffery Jones. Favorite Ways PARIS (API - Two French physicians, Drs. J Vedrinne and J. M. Ruette of Lyon, studied 125 suicide cases and found that firearms in this country of gun controls are fall down the list of preferred means for self-destruction. They listed the favorite ways in order as: hanging, gas, drowning, dry dives from high places, guns, poison. CHINCH BUGS? SOD WORMS? phone TOi.iASELLO 585-2551 stance when they are learning middle C, I ilr-iw a line on the blackboard and call it a whisker then draw a circle and ask them what it is. Thev always get this one, cat for C. For some chords they stand up, for others they sit down. T hev also write notes in a book anrl play cadences on the keyboard." The children never forget to come and won't let their parents forget the lesson, she remarked. "They're here for fun but they have pride in it. I hey carry brief cases and have a class pin. It is probably one of the first constructive things thev have done. One little girl wants to play music-school whenever she gets the chance," Mrs. Hennery smiled. The children don't have to practice at home. "It would discourage them if thev had to practice. The exposure id one hour a week is sullirient." They show definite progress, she said. They also increase their vocabulary hv having se ( ret passw urds w hich help them learn the musical terms. "If they want to play an in stroment later thev already know what it is supposed to sound like. All they do is per feet the teihmipie. "They have had fabulous success with it in Japan. A top professor hus said there's nothing to compare with it," she observes. For informal mn a hoot I he course contact the Sukler Music Company, .'il!) Clematis St., x:i:l :(','() I. i c and Loan, 500 Federal Word is expected early next week from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) on final approval of plans for the proposed Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center of Palm Beach County. Final work drawings were sent to the comptroller general's office of HEW in Washington, D.C., this week; as well as to Tallahassee and Atlanta where they are being reviewed bv mental health officials for HEW. Dr. Edward Eissey, chairman of the board, said it is hoped construction can begin a the center's site at 4."ith Street in West Palm Beach before the end of December. Construction bids for the center will be requested as soon as full approval is received by the board of directors, he said. The plans, on which architect R. Carroll Peacock of West Palm Beach has been working for IS months, are expected to be approved by HEW without any changes, Eissey indicated. "Meeting the qualifications and specifications of the federal government is no easy tusk," he commented. "We are quite confident, however, that our drawings will be fully approved so that we can begin lo take definite steps toward New Liner Runs Aground STOCKHOLM (AP) - The brand-new Swedish liner Boheme ran aground just outside Stockholm Thursday-night an hour out to sea on her maiden voyage. There were no casualties among the crew or the 120 tourists who were bound for a cruise to Miami and the Bahamas. The passengers were taken off early today and brought back to chilly Stockholm. The only casualties were some drinks spilled. The damage was assessed as minor, a few bottom plates pushed in. The Boheme will be brought Into Stockholm Saturday for the beginning of repairs, expected to take two weeks. The Boheme was built at a cost of $10 million in Finland and designed as Sweden's most modern liner. members with an additional $2a for each additional member (but the firm would have only one votel; restaurants with less than 100 seat capacity would pay dues of $40, but larger restaurants would pay $60. Motels of 20 rooms or less would pay $10 annual dues; up to SO rooms they would pay $50, and larger motels would pay $100 dues. Real estate brokers and developers would pay $50. Public utilities would pay-annual dues of $100. Before the dues explanation, President Henry Thompson had announced that the goal of the Chamber for this year is 150 new memberships. He suggested that each of the 15 directors bring in one new member a month. Thompson also commented on plans for a color movie which will he prepared by a professional firm to "show-off" Boynton Beach. He said the Boynton Beach movie is planned for distribution to northern television stations. "There Is every indication that our film will be seen on 3.5 million television sets," Thompson said. "Boynton Beah will be the first Palm Beach County municipality with such a self-sales tool." (ieorge Meany could. But no one else. They felt betraved. And that's the most charitable word they've been using. Came election time and there was no Democratic party, just some spare parts of an old political machine. Hut the White House could nol be per milted togo by default. So (ieorge Meany called on his legions. It was "(ieorge" for whom they fought and not so much for their old friend Hubert Humphrey. And they rame mighty near win ning for (ieorge and the movement. Now they're awaiting Dick Nixon's next move. They want to know if he'll take them head on or meet them hallway. They want lo know if he meant what he said about keeping the White House door ajar or whether it was campaign chatter. "We can live with him," said that AFL-CTO vice president. Right now, Dick Nixon's instincts tell him to live with them. He contemplates presidential neutrality during any massive showdown between a spiawling industry and a mas lion, has less than five per cent of its crime. Six months ago officials were skeptical. The governor and two citv officials were openly hostile toward "these vigilantes." Today, six months later, the patrol has the enthusiastic endorsement of that same governor and the unanimous support of all Sioux City officials. Sioux City Police Chief William Hanson wholeheartedly applauds this citizen assistance and is urging installation of two-way radio communication for patrol cars. These dedicated civilians remain under official supei vision. Once each month a representative of the .Morningside Surveillance Patrol meets with the sheriff, the police thoroughfares be cluttered with motley bands of unshaven demonstrators. I predict a run on barbering supplies under Nixon and great times ahead for the razor companies. Oh, yes, folks, and riots will be a thing of the past. Who knows but what plate glass windows may become popular again and merchants may actually display goods in them. And the war? WHAT war? President elect Nixon has said he i' willing to go to Vietnam, if that would help end it, and I cannot conceive of any enemy being so obstinate as to fight V- - 1 If you arc over five years old, you are ton old tor this music school. The unique course developed in Japan has-had repercussions for musical education and teacher Cheryl Hennecy calls it a "reading re-diness program lor music." The two year course teaches pitch and harmonic perception to pre-schoolers. "Its main purpose is to Ret across instinctive abilities," she said. "It is not a piano course but does use tiie keyboard instruments as tools because they are the clearest." The Yamaha Music Course was developed alter twelve years of research whic h experimented with different age groups and over 30(1 leaching methods from all over the world. "Doctors, psychologists, educators everybody was in on it," she said. The researchers decided that age foor is the time to start teaching a child music because the auditory nerves are most sensitive then. In this age group MO per cent of the lite time auditory nerves develop, she said. " The course is beneficial to them at age lour whereas at age seven it wouldn't he." According to her, the ones who go on in music have the incentive because they have learned to love it. "I urn teaching them in their own world and they love it." The ear t raining harmony and rhythm drills are like games, she continued. "For in There had been too much crime in Morningslde Heights.. Residents of this upper-Income suburb of Sioux City, Iowa, had been plagued with burglars, molesters and vandals. Early this year the neighborhood men met and organized Citien Surveillance Patrols. These husbands and fathers of the community, unarmed and in unmarked cars, took turns patrolling their streets, testing doors, reporting suspicious persons and so forth. Armed only with a flashlight, a spotlight and a notepad, these men, two men to a car, devoted three hours each per month to improving protection for their own families, their own homes, their own businesses. And it worked! In the first half year of this citizen surveillance crime has been discouraged in Morn-ingside; criminals have gone elsewhere to where the pick-in 's are easier. Nationwide, crime is increasing nine times faster than our population is increasing. In Morningslde population has Increased, crime has decreased. Now Morningslde, with .'to per cent of the city's popula- Don .Maclean Boynlon Chamber Dues Increase chief and the assistant chief. These officials offer advice based on their greater experience in peace-keeping. During the first six months of surveillance, Hi thefts have been solved from Surveillance Patrol logbooks. Additionally, the patrol has been on the scene promptly to report trash fires, youth gang fights, accidents. The patrol has investigated and reported damaged property, suspicious parked cars, open transoms, open fire hydrants, reckless drivers. Surveillance of such minor infractions might be unworthy of the time and talents of professional policemen yet, ignored, such infractions have the cumulative effect of stage-setting for trouble. Also, when a Morningside family leaves on vacation for a week or a weekend, it is now customary for the family to request "special surveillance" of the vacant premises. When I first focused national attention on the do-it-yourself peace keepers ot Morningside, other communites sought and secured information about how to plan their own surveillance patrols. Several have launched similar efforts, but Morningside is first to prove its effectiveness. on In the face of a Nixon presence. Johnny will come marching home again, any day now, hurrah, hurrah! Poverty. Now that's something else. Nixon never said he would cure poverty. He said he would develop the MEANS to eliminate poverty. But I think he is talking not about more welfare, but about people going to.wyk. Since many persons seem to prefer to be poor' if the only alternate is working poverty may remain with us for the duration of this administration. But elsewhere there should be nothing but roses. While candidate Nixon was never too clear about how he would accomplish these miracles, I'm sure President elect Nixon already had drawn up a complete schedule. Perhaps it goes something like this: Monday: End the war. Tuesday: End Inflation. Wednesday: End crime. Thursday: Create prosperity. Friday: End unemployment. Saturday: Unite a divided America. Sunday: Get plenty of rest. BOYNTON BEACH - Dues are going up for Greater Boynlon Beach Chamber of Commerce members. The proposed increase was detailed Friday morning at an 8 a.m. annual membership meeting at the Scotch'n'Sirloin Restaurant. Sixty members attended. Citing the fact that the area Is "on 'he threshold of fantastic growth," Chamber past-president Robert Effron declared that increased dues are necessary to assure continued health of the business community. He said that the proposed Increases would hike dues pavments to the Chamber Irom about $7.5(KI a year to about $10,000. Regular memberships in the Chamber would be increased to $40 from the current $3.r. Biggest changes in the dues schedule result from proposed reclassifications of memberships. Effron said that financial Institutions domiciled or maintaining a branch in Boynlon Beach would pay $300 in annual dues. A bank In Delray Beach, seeking a local membership, would be billed as a regular $40 member, however. National or chain retail firms would pay $100; patron non-voting members would pay $10; professional firms would pay dues of $"K) for two All Will Soon Be Well; All Candidates Promised Pre-Season G E CLIN Laura Jane and Edward L. Gordy Bridge instructors at The Breakers Lectures on standard plays followed by play of instructional hands Mornings, 10:00-12:00, at First Federal Savings Highway, Lake Park. Please park on side streets. WASHINGTON - So far as the public is concerned, it really doesn't matter who was elected President, just so long as siuebody was. My rea-sonsing is, simply, that all of tho candidates promised to fix everything in a jiffy, and, so, that's that. The three men asking to be President admitted that the country was in an awtul mess now, but they told us they were the fellows who could straighten it out and I, for one, believed them (Although, I must say, I believed Nixon more than I believed the other two. ) What a relief it Is to know-that shortly all of our problems w ill be solved. When President-elect Nixon takes office, we will be able to walk down a city street again without getting robbed or raped. Why, I'll bet you'll be able to leave your billfold on the seat of an open convertible and nobody will bother it. No longer will the public Play of the Hand When to Draw Trumps Planning at Notrump Leads and Signals Advanced Plays Standard Plays When to Cover Honors Finesses Second Hand Play Third Hand Play Nov. 18th 19th 20th 21st Fee: sjfinml (n GETWUlS tl 7:30 PM 0 XI K T0NIGHTlLL,lJ $1 per session. No reservations. Si0

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