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2-Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1968 Grand Jury Investigation Of Obscenity Requested ;'; ... 1 : ; i i A "7 Circuit Judge Morrow Announces Retirement By KEN GREEN Staff Writer Palm Beach County senior Circuit Court Judge Russell 0. Morrow Monday announced his retirement after 14 years on the bench. Judge Morrow, who is retiring lor "personal reasons", said it will become effective Dec. 31. His retirement has come at that upsets me is the perversion and the concentration on the deviate." Mayor David H. Brady said he agreed the city should take action on the alleged violations. Other commissioners did not comment at the time. In other workshop action, the commission reviewed for consideration Mondav: "don't just read this stuff, they study it." He suggested that law and order should begin with preventive measures rather than action after crimes have been committed. Rev. Leo Joseph Gorman, of Our Lady of Florida monastery in North Palm Beach, said, "It's not the nude form that's disturbing us. The thing A resolution authorizing a one-year agreement between the city and Andy Frain. Inc. for the operation of a car valet parking service at the city auditorium; Second and final reading of the so-called bus ordinance aimed at "bringing the bus company under the police powers of the city." Culpepper's Father Is Fired By County Cove Death Curve Correction Urged for office again until 1972. Judge Morrow was first elected to the State Legislature in 1936. serving four years in the House of Representatives before interrupting his tenure to serve four years active military duty. He resumed his legislative career after the war, and became a state senator in 1950 on a write-in vote to fill the unexpired term of the late Sen John R. Beacham. In the election he defeated E.B. Donnell. Democratic party nominee. His appointment to the bench was the result of a newly created 15th Judicial Circuit embracing Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Judge Morrow, announcing his retirement, said the write-in vote for senator, "was the finest tribute paid to him during his years of public service. He was active in the Naval Reserve for 25 years and was the first commanding officer in the unit established here just after the war. He presently holds a captain's commission. Judge Morrow has been a elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Worth for over 30 years. The judge said he will remain active in his retirement, engaging in different pursuits. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, he has been a resident of Florida for 51 years. Judge Morrow received his secondary education in Lake Worth and his law degree from Washington and Lee University. He resides with his wife at 1314 N. Lakeside Drive, Lake Worth. I Daley Sued By Student CHICAGO (AP) - A seminary student injured in disorders during the Democratic National Convention sued Chicago's Mayor Richard J. Daley and the police department Monday lor $1,250,000 in damages. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court by the American Civil Liberties Union in behalf of Roy Lewis Ries Jr., of Levittown, Pa., a student at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. The suit alleges that on Aug. 26 Ries and some clergymen decided to wear their clerical collars and armbands bearing a cross and to go to Lincoln Park, where a crowd of antiwar demonstrators had gathered. The clergymen, it said, also encouraged demonstrators to leave the park and remained between police and the demonstrators to prevent a confrontation. The suit said police began a charge, Ries waved the crowd back and was struck with rifles. Ries. the suit said, was in a hospital for 12 days for treatment of lacerations of the forehead and skull. By PATRICIA PRESTON Staff Writer A Grand Jury investigation into the sale of allegedly pornographic literature was sought Monday by the Citizens' Literature Council in an appeal before the West Palm Beach City Commission at its workshop session. Rev. Peter F. Watterson, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit and a council member, asked the commission act on a resolution passed by the committee: "The Citizens' Literature Council, having found magazines, papers and books on display in violation of city ordinance, request the city act through the city attorney to call an investigation by the Grand Jury." The commission is expected to respond to the request Monday at its formal meeting. Spokesmen for the council gave the commission a boxful of literature alleged to be obscene. The literature was on display Monday for public viewing durine a council meeting. "We "believe this literature does not in any way contribute a blessed thing and tears down the moral fiber of our children. We'd like to get this to the Grand Jury," Rev. Watterson said. He added that the literature was not sold "under the counter" but was on public display and that some of the issues in the collection were tagged to show where they were on sale. Commissioner Eugene Potter asked Rev. Watterson if the council "got a good reception" from the proprietor when the council informed him he was supposedly in violation of the city's obscenity ordinance. He replied that some merchants were cooperative but the council "had a long way to go before the situation is corrected." Rev. Watterson said the council's first concern is the minds of youngsters who Go-Cart Races Given Approval "Go-Cart" enthusiasts in - the North Palm Beach , Heights area will be able to resume their activities in the near future. County Attorney Bruce Jones said Monday. Jones told the Palm Beach County Commission during its administrative meeting that the county, in his opinion, does have the legal right to allow "Go-Cart" racing, in the area requested. The request for official action came two weeks ago from William Wallace Jr. who said that he and neighbors had been using Donald Ross Road, on which there are no residences and no traffic, for family outings with children. Investments Talk Slated BOCA RATON - "Tax Considerations Involving Investments" is the subject of an address to be given by David M. Byrne, an investment official, at the first Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce coffee Nov. 20 at 8 a.m. The coffee, sponsored by Byer, Inc., a local investment firm with which Byrne is resident manager, will be held at the Roval Palm Cafeteria. the end of 32 years of public service, 18 years of which he served as clerk of the Circuit Court, state attorney and state legislator. Judge Morrow, 61, was appointed to the judgeship in September. 1955. by the then governor. LeRoy Collins. He successfully ran for reelection in 1956. "i960 and 1966 and was not scheduled to run mer patrolman with the West Palm Beach Police Department. He came out of retirement in 1962 to take charge of the county stockade department and was later transferred first to the road and bridge department and then to his present position. Court Rules For Schools In 2 Suits Insofar as the Palm Beach Countv Board of Public Instruction was concerned. Monday was good news day in the I S District Court in Miami. In the lirst of two rulings. Judge Kmtnet Choate denied a motion hied bv the I'.S. Dept. of Health. Education and Welfare i II E W i to dismiss a suit brought against it by the board. The board had charged HEW with being capricious and unreasonable in its school integration stand. In his second ruling, the board's motion to dismiss the suit brought against it by the local Classroom Teachers Association iCTAi was upheld by Judge Choate. However, the court gave the CTA the right to amend its petition within 20 days. The CTA had brought suit against the board, alleging infringement of constitutional rights by withdrawing recognition ol the organization as spokesman lor the system's teachers. Jon Movie. CTA attorney, said he was heartened by Judge Choate' s ruling that the court would hear an amendment to the complaint containing further factual allegations. HEW officials in Atlanta were not available for comment. In the Miami hearings the board was represented by attorney Michael Jackson. Bribe Hearing To Continue A hearing to consider a new trial for former Palm Beach County Sheriff's Safety Director. James E. McDonald, was continued before the Fourth District Court of Appeals Monday . The judge's granted the continuance on a petition for certiorari by McDonald's attorney despite a strenuous objection by County Solicitor Marvin V. Mounts Jr. Attorney Luther Drew Sr., a member of the Garlon Davis law firm, asked for the continuance as Davis is still sick in the hospital. McDonald has appealed a prior conviction lor conspiracy to obstruct justice in relation to accepting bribe money for gambling protection. McDonald was convicted Aug. 4, 1967, but has been free on $3,000 bond since then pending appeals. An initial appeal to the Circuit Court was dismissed by Judge Russell O. Morrow. Boca Sets Session On Inlet Issue BOCA RATON - A meeting between representatives of the city and the Arvida Corp. to go over details of a proposed inlet improvement agreement is set for Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the city attorney's office. West Palm Beach Mayor David H. Brady said Monday that the city must eventually modify a Cove area curve on Flagler Drive which has been the scene of two automobile accidents in the past month. "This is what's got to happen," the mayor said. "I rec- Hospital To Pay Blue Cross ATLANTIS - The board of directors of the John F. Kennedy Hospital Monday night authorized the payment of $635,000 in overpayments the Florida Blue Cross to as be agents for Medicare. The payments are to spread over a 90-day period with $295,000 to be paid immediately, followed by two other payments of $113,000 at 30-day intervals, with a final payment of $114,000 in another 30 days. As reported previously, the overpayments resulted from the Blue Cross practice of paying 100 per cent of 3 hospital's charges until it had been in service long enough to establish actual patient cost. As explained by James K. Johnson, administrator of the non-profit hospital, the amount was established after an audit by Blue Cross as reported at a meeting last Friday between the hospital directors and Blue Cross olli-cials. The overpayments were made in the period between July 1,19KB and Aug. 31, 1968. SilOOting Suspect I Free On Bond DELRAY BEACH - A local man booked into Palm Beach County Jail Saturday in connection with a shooting incident was free Monday night after posting $1,500 bond. James A. Ceasar, 26, of 230 N.W. 5th Ave., was accused of shooting David Clay in the thigh about 8:15 p.m. Friday during an alleged dispute. Clay, 27, of 221 S.W. 5th Ave. was reportedly shot in an alley about a block north of West Atlantic Avenue in the N.W. 5th Avenue area. Police said Clay fled from the shooting scene to a service station on W. Atlantic Avenue. Clay was treated for a flesh wound at Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach, and released Friday night, police said. John W. Culpepper, father of Palm Beach County Commissioner-elect Robert F. Culpepper, is going to be out of his job as a dispatcher for the county motor pool after this Friday. Culpepper, reached at his home Monday afternoon, said he was notified last Friday afternoon that he was fired. He said no reason was given for his dismissal, but that since that time he understands efforts are being made to relocate him in another county position. Hesitant to comment, Culpepper said "I'd rather wait and see what happens. Right now I don't know anything." Palm Beach County Engineer William Hill said Monday that the dispatcher's position in the motor pool, which falls under the county engineering department, is being "phased out." "I knew this job was being phased out a year ago," Hill said. "It's no reflection on Mr. Culpepper, it's just that the amount of work involved does not require a full-time man." Hill said that County Personnel Director John Turner has been asked to relocate Culpepper in another position. Turner, who said he had not had must chance to do anything yet since he had only been informed about it Monday around 10 a.m., has sent an interdepartment memo to Hill to the effect that Culpepper is either not qualified or overqualified for the county jobs available at present. "We will make every attempt to relocate him." Turner said and added that he has asked Hill to provide more information regarding Culpepper's background. Turner also said he plans to interview Culpepper. Culpepper's son Robert, who defeated County Commissioner E.F. Van Kessel for the District One Commission post in the Nov. 5 general election, said that right now he has no reason to believe his father's dismissal is politically inspired. "I certainly hope it's not anything political, but in any case it is bad timing." Culpep-persaid. Culpepper indicated that he disapproved of the manner in which his father was dismissed and that he was concerned that this might be the usual practice for relieving employes. "The main thing is, if this is the normal procedure, to dismiss someone without prior complaints, then this has to be corrected." Culpepper said and went on to reiterate his pledge for better civil service conditions for all county employes. John Culpepper, 63, is a for- G rou ml breaking Today On Complex DELRVY BEACH - Con-siructioii is to begin ollicuillv al 10 a. in. todav on the city's new hall-million dollar law en-torcement complex. City council members, representatives ol llavs & Robinson Construction Co. and a large turnout ol Delray Beach policemen are expected to at-lond-llu' groundbreaking on SW First Street between SW Second and Third Avenues. Hays & Robinson Construction Co. of Boynton Beach was awarded the construction contract alter negotiations. The firm has 300 days to complete construction. JUDGE MORROW Nixon Takes Fishing Day In Bahamas KEY BISCAYNE (AP) -President-elect Richard M. Nixon flew by helicopter Monday from his vacation hideaway here to an island in the Bahamas for a day of fishing. The trip to Mermaid Beach in the Grand Cay group, 140 miles northeast of Miami, marked the first time he had left the country since his election. Reporters were told of Nixon's departure after he left with his friend C. G. "BeBe" Rebozo via Coast Guard helicopter in a second straight day spent entirely out of public view. Asked what Nixon's plans were for the day, an aide said, "He intends to do some fishing and some reading." The aide also said Nixon planned to remain in Florida until late Wednesday before returning to New York to resume work on utting together the administration that will take over Jan. 20. While a number of Nixon's aides were on Key Biscayne, several said they had no direct contact with their boss. But a spokesman, Ron Zieg-ler, said he and H. R. "Bob" Haldeman, who has been named a top White House assistant, met briefly with Nixon on "private staff conversations." Ziegler also said there had been no contact between Nixon and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, who was spending the day on Miami Beach after returning Sunday from a week-long stay in the Virgin Islands. , Ziegler was also asked about Washington reports that Nixon was considering replacement of GOP National Chairman R. C. Bliss and replied "We will have no comment on a speculative story." Auto Mishap Kills Driver FORT PIERCE - William George Raymond. 26. ot 710 17th Court. Vero Beach, was killed about 5:05 p.m. Sunday when his car. reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed, struck the median on I S. 1. six miles north of here, and rolled over three times. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Mark A. MacKinley. said Raymond's 19"9 Cadillac careened along the median lor about 340 feet, skidded sideways and left the road again, traveling another 28(1 leet. and flipping over three times. Raymond. St. Lucie County's 27th traffic fatality of the year, was thrown 7H feet from his car. MacKinley said. The Fill" termed the car a total loss. ROYAL betb of Prince GOODBYE -England and Philip, wave vr-. .ii-.t High Court Case Hailed Bv Powell NEW YORK (APi - Congressman-elect Adam Clayton Powell hailed as "monumental" Monday a U.S. Supreme gcourt decision to hear his suit against the House of Representatives' decision to exclude him in 1967. Proclaiming himself "extremely gratified." Powell told a news conference the decision showed "we are now living again in a republic with three branches of government." The flamoozant Democrat, who had 22 years' seniority at the time of his exclusion from Congress, was re-elected by an overwhelming majority the same year and again in the general election last Nov. 5. PowpII suit allege that the House of Representatives act ed unconstitutionally in excluding him. When asked whether he was optimistic about the Supreme Court's decision in the case, he said. "I've always been optimistic." Powell, ch irman of the House Education and LVA-BOR Committee before he was excluded, was asked whether he could work with the administration od President-elect Richard M. Nixon. "I can work with any administration for the good of the republic." he said. "I could have worked for Wallace if he had been elected. ' Georg C. Wallace was the third party candidate. Powell. 59. was asked whether he thought congressmen would resent his taking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. "No." he answered. "I have great faith in our nation. If the Georgia State Legislature would abide by a Supreme Court ruling, I think the Congress of the United States would b just as much disposed." The Georgia Legislature had been ordered bz the Suprme Court to seat Julian Bond, a Negro who opposed the Vietnam war. Sistrunks Plan Voice Recital BOCA RATON - Janet and George Sistrunk, well known in Broward and Palm Beach music circles, will present a voice recital at Florida Atlantic University at noon Wednesday in the University Theater. The appearance of the husband and wife team baritone and soprano will be the sixth of FAU's "Music at Noon" series. The three-part program will begin with five numbers sung by Mrs. Sistrunk. accompanied by Dana Chichester at the piano. She will perform selections by Bach, Mozart, Debussy and Duparc. Sistrunk, accompanied by his wife, will give the second portion of the program, singing numbers by Peri, Handel. Mozart, Gounod and La Forge. The program will be concluded by a duet from Mozart's "Don Giovanni" sung by the Sistrunks. Officer's Auto Fails State Test DELRAY BEACH - Integrity is not dead For instance, Police Sgt. C. E. Dalton's privately-owned personal transportation was due for inspection at the county-operated vehicle inspection station this month. Monday, in full police uniform, he took the vehicle to get its state inspection sticker. "Sorry about that, sergeant," said a Palm Beach County inspector as he flunked Dalton's vehicle. The sergeant, strong on traffic enforcement and in charge of driver training, is having a defective license plate light replaced so that he can get his necessary inspec-tion certificate. The Palm Beach Post 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Fla. 3340 Published every morning eirept Saturday and Sunday by Perry Pub-llcalloni. Inc . at 2751 S DUIe Highway. Weil Palm Beach, Fla. Entered aa aecond clan mall at Weit Palm Beach Published every Saturday and Sunday In . combination lth The Palm Beach Tlmea, ai The Palm Beach Post Tlmei. Subscription rales and additional Information on Edllorlal Page. ommended this before the road was done . . . before, during and after the design." Brady added that he did believe the road to be safe at the speed of 30 miles per hour but his question was, "Where do you draw the line and how much over the speed limit do we have to design for?" The particular curve, in the northbound lanes just south of 1st Street, was the scene of two deaths two weeks ago when a car took the bend at what police said was excessive speed, broke a street light pole at its base and plunged into the lake. The first accident involved a group of teenagers whose car also smashed into a light pole and plunged into the lake although no serious injuries resulted. Brady said he made his views known but he was told that the curve could not be modified because doing so would mean filling the lake in the area of what was once the dock for the ferry to Palm Beach. He said there is a reverter clause in an agreement with the dock owners, Florida East Coast Co., that if the dock is removed, the land which the company donated to the city, would automatically go back to the original owner. Brady said he did not know whether the fact that the ferry service has ceased to operate of its own accord would change the agreement but that City Atty. John Evans is now investigating. The mayor said he thought modification of the curve from the west side would not be effective and "you have to make a wider curve on the outside (lakeside) if it's going to help. He looked to the signing of a Pr0Pos,ehd year lease be- tween the city and developers who plan to construct a $20- million project at the city ma nna as the natural time to correct the curve. But the mayor added that if an agreement to widen and modify the curve cannot be included in the lease, the city itself would eventually have to do the work. Truck Accident Injures Driver PAHOKEE - An Okeechobee truck driver, Thomas Neal, 47, of 815 N. 15th St., was injured when his truck was forced off the Farmer's Market Road here Monday. Neal was thrown clear as the truck flipped over on its left side along the east shoulder of the roadway. Patrolman Thomas Perry said the vehicle was loaded with wet sand en route to a nearby construction job. The contents were spilled on the highway and along the shoulder. Neal was admitted to Everglades Memorial Hospital with possible internal injuries. Witnesses told Perry a southbound truck forced Neal's truck off the highway and failed to stop. The crash occurred just north of the intersection of State Road 717. The vehicle belonged to the Gold Coast Paving Co., Okeechobee. Boynton Man, 21, Shot Accidentally BOYNTON BEACH - Arthur Trull. 21. of the Seaview Trailer Park here, was wounded in he upper right arm about 8:45 a.m. Monday when he was accidentally shot by a companion, according to police. Trull suffered only minor injuries as the .22 caliber projectile inflicted a flesh wound. He was treated at Bethesda Memorial Hospital and released. According to police, Trull was wounded as Kenneth Jan Wright. 18. of 2350 NW Second Street, was "fooling around with" a revolver. No charges were filed by police, who said that investigation indicated it was "truly an accident." To Air Czech Experiences PALM BEACH - Miss Mary Nemec will speak at the bi-weekly forum at Graham-Eckes School here Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Semmes Chapel on the west campus. Miss Nemec, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Nemec, North Ocean Boulevard, will talk about her recent experiences during the invasion of Czechoslovakia. Dr. Dale Smith, school headmaster, and Mrs. Smith will host a reception and tea for Miss Nemec prior to the forum. A native New Yorker, Miss Nemec attended local schools, Stetson University and was a special student at Notre Dame for religious drama. She has been active on stage, in radio, TV and films professionally for about six years. Her credits include appearances on the Merv Griffin and Skitch Henderson shows as well as a variety of local television work. I iv s .v i W VV r Uh trwnini Controversial Reading Plan Passed By Board meeting in West Palm Beach Dec. 9 and urged that any legislative changes believed necessary by the county board and the administration be ready for presentation at that time. Supt. Lloyd F. Early lias called staff meetings for today to list suggestions and the board is to hold a workshop session Nov. 25 to compile its proposals. The board also heard Mrs. Winona Jordan explain that James Brannigan, $13.000-a-year program specialist who has been with the school system since about Sept. 1, had resigned because "it was the consensus that he could serve the svstem better as an outside Conl. from Puge I fend its desegregation plan at an administrative hearing in Atlanta before a federal examiner Dec. 12. Earlier Monday, a motion by HEW to dismiss the suit brought against it by the board was denied in federal district court in Miami. Board Atty. Michael Jackson, reporting on the motion, said that he had been informed that HEW plans to appeal the ruling. The administrative hearing, granted by HEW, and the motion in the case heard Monday are separate actions, but one could affect the other. Jackson also reported that the new Florida Public School Board will hold a Queen Ltiza-her husband, entering plane that flew them to Recife, Brazil. They are icaeduled to return to England today. goodbye to Chile at Santiago Mondav before

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