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Tuesday, November 19, 1968
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12-Palra Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1968 2nd Leisureville Area UnofficiallyApproved A r- li - - - . ,, '.,- - I SI 'S. . -W-J a,. Delray Primary Is Today DELRAY BEACH - With a campaign devoid of major issues, city voters today will cast their ballots in a primary election among eight candidates seeking two seats on the city council. Kour will be eliminated from competition today. Only four names will be before the voters in the Dec. 3 general election. One possible issue was removed from the campaign last week when the City Council voted to hold a public auction on Dec. 5 for the city's "south'' beach. The city purchased the 400-foot beach property in January. 1966. for approximately $400,000. The city has received an offer from a real estate firm of $450,000 for the property, necessitating some action. The auction is a result. Competing for the four slots on the Dec. 3 ballot today are floor covering merchant and incumbent Councilman James H. Jurney. Florida Atlantic University Prof. James Mc-Guire, retired engineer Daniel Neff. rental car operator Jack Pitts, cycle shop operator Robert Ricliwagen, retired Ford Motor Company executive James Scheifley, Gulf Stream Town Clerk Richard Ward and free-lance photographer Charles Wick. The city's only polling place is at the Civic Center, adjacent to City Hall on NW 1st Avenue. No alcoholic beverage sales will be allowed in the city between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. V I'.Ovti r I r r- - U J- (m ' ! "'iv' - inmmniiiJ . mmassmm JAimut itmm-mi . J, .J.- T-iiWifiim Staff Photo by Paul Prlc ton Beach erecting the tinsel-look to utility poles along U.S. 1. Boynton Beach officials expect to have the Christmas decorating completed by the end of the week. EARLY SEASON - With the temperature in the 80s, Monday was a perfect day for decorating for Christmas. John Reynolds, public works department employe, was member of a crew in Boyn- MISS FAU - Relaxing with a book is the new Miss Florida Atlantic University, Elizabeth Jevnaas of Miami. An art history major, the shapely auburn-haired beauty won the title in competition with 10 other coeds. Competition was held in bathing suit, evening gown and talent categories. Miss Jevnaas, born in Oslo, Norway, is a professional model and has appeared in several films. Her ambition is to teach art history at a college. LW And Palm Springs Sewer Tie-In Nears Jupiter Water Company Asks Increase In Rates Council Approves Cli mic By PAUL PRICE Staff Writer BOYNTON BEACH - As the City Council met upstairs in regular session Monday night, the Planning and Zoning Board met downstairs and gave unofficial approval to a second section for Leisureville. The proposal for the single-family condominium complex envisions 220 homes in the second section, south across Ocean Avenue from the first section. The first section of Leisureville is now under construction, but sales have been "above expectations," according to the developers. The first section of Leisureville on the city's northwest side consists of approximately 225 units and two recreational buildings. Leisureville is south of NW 2nd Avenue and east of Congress Avenue. At the regular council meeting upstairs, the councilmen amended an ordinance on underground trashcans and granted conditional use for the construction of a medical clinic near Bethesda Memorial Hospital. Dr. Robert Wadlund will be permitted to erect a radiological clinic on the west side of S. Seacrest Boulevard at SW 26th Avenue. The councilmen voted approval for City Manager Grady Courtney to proceed with an agreement with Hollywood developers Hazen and Sawyer. Under provisions of the agreement to be negotiated, the developer will install sewer transmission lines and pumping facilities in the Golfview Harbor subdivision area, and Ihe city will construct a force main from the southwest section of the city. John Klinck of Russell and Axon Consulting Engineers, Inc., said that the city might save up to $150,000 by working on an agreement with the developer. The city councilmen agreed to meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday to officially canvass today's primary election. Mayor Michael V. Michael, who Monday afternoon was one of the first arrivals at an accident scene, sought council approval to "get something done" about the dangerous intersection of Congress Avenue and State Road 804. Michael said that he would attempt to contact State Sen. Jerry Thomas in an attempt to influence the State Road Department to install full sig-nalization of the intersection. State Road 804 traffic now proceeds through the intersection on a flashing yellow light. Congress Avenue traffic is supposed to stop at a stop sign. Civic Club Members To Form Committee LANTANA - Members of all local civic groups will have representatives at La Coquille Club at 6 p.m. today lor an organizational meeting of Community Civic Committee, The committee, being steered by the Rotary club, will attempt to perform civic improvements in the community with the aid of all organizations. Niel Ericsson. Rotary representative, said the purpose of the committee will be to achieve results which a single club might not have the finances or membership support to do. would be enough to permit the company to obtain the money needed for expansion. Gildan said further that the company's franchise permits it to charge rates comparable to those in neighboring communities, and that those communities recently have been allowed increases. Citing the danger of salt water intrusion, Gildan said the Congressman Rogers wrote, on behalf of Roy Hill, 1708 15th Avenue North, asking the commission for assistance in stemming flood conditions. Commissioner agreed to forward all correspondence to the Congressman, and copies to Hill, adding that negotiations with HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development! authorities were started in 1967. Admissions Center Studied By Regents JUPITER - The public water supply here is in critical conditiort . the town commission was told Monday night. Attorney Herbert Gildan, representing Tri-Southern Utilities, Inc., owner of the system, told town officials the company has lost so much money it desperately needs a rate increase. The increase would permit the company to acquire a new well field, drill new wells, expand its services and improve the quality of the water, the lawyer said. Gildan also told commissioners that: One of the two wells used by the company has produced such salty water that it has been abandoned, leaving only one in use. -The County Health Department has stopped work on the new plant of Solitron Devices here until the water situation has been resolved. The company needs $100,-000 for immediate expansion but cannot borrow it at the exis'ing rates. The company has lost nearly $50,000 during the last five years. Gildan, accompanied by Frank Broedell, company president, said the money might be borrowed if the commission would approve of a water rate increase for the franchise holder. The lawyer said the minimum rate now is $3.50 for the first 5,000 gallons and that calculations have shown a rate of $4 for the first 4,000 gallons Bank Alarm Switch Sounded By Error BOYNTON BEACH - A teller's alarm switch at the First Bank ol Bovnton Beach was apparently accidentally tripped twice Monday. Police responded to the alarm, which is sounded at police headquarters, at 10 a.m. and at 1 28 p.m. In both instances, police units were at the bank within a minute ot thealarm's sounding. In Slaying To Priest motel where the Koski family was staying to be with his wife and children. The priest called police. Thursbv would say only that the official cause of Miss Po-zeynot's death, as listed on the death certificate, was strangulation. Police in Muskegon said that Koski. who got a job with a paint company when he moved here, had a long record of arrests including absent without leave from the armed forces and parole violations. The victim had been vacationing here for two days and was staying at the same motel that she stayed at when vacationing at this famed resort beach once before. Thursbv said. Koski. described by Thursbv as "neat and polite." got a preliminary hearing before county Judge Robert Durden at De Land Monday. He told the judge that he did not have an attorney, nor the funds to hire one. Durden ordered Koski jailed without bond on a murder charge until a public defender can be appointed to handle the case. Koski's 23-year-old wife. Patricia, and the couple's two little children were awaiting arrival of her parents from Michigan. Police said she was also from Muskegon. 13 Boynton To Vote Today BOYNTON BEACH -About 30 per cent of the city's 5.900 registered voters are expected at the polls today in a primary election among eight candidates for three city council seats. Today's vote will eliminate two ot the candidates. Six names will be presented on the ballot in the Dec. 3 municipal election. Several voters Monday were asking. When is the election'" Such over-politicking" as a result ol the recent national election cast a pall over today's balloting. Seeking the vote today are restauranteur Harold Blan-chette. restauranteur and former citv police patrolman Vernon Combs, attorney Ronald Ewing. former Mayor James Ma lion ev. nursery company executive Michael V. Michael, rooting contractor Leonard Nylund. electoral contractor T. A. Summers and educator Forrest Wallace. Michael. Nylund and Summers are incumbents on the council. Michael is currently mavor. All alcoholic beverage sales are suspended during the time the polls are open. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Citizens residing north of N. Second Avenue may vote at the Roval Palm Village recreation clubhouse on NW 22nd Avenue. Citizens living south ot N. Second Avenue may vote at the city's Civic Center on Ocean Avenue CAP Promotes Father, Son LANTANA - The Lantana-Lake Worth Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron has announced the promotion of James A. Lawrence. Sr. to the grade ot Lt Colonel, and of his son. James A. Lawrence. Jr to the grade of Captain. Col. Lawrence joined the squadron in 1957. rose to Senior Member, then Commander. Later, he transferred to Group Five, and in 1967 returned to the Lantana-Lake Worth Squadron as Commander. Capt. Lawrence joined the squadion in 1955 and was promoted to the position of Cadet Commander in 1960. He later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for four years During this time he continued h's interest in the Civil Air Patrol. In 1966 he returned to the local squadron, and presently holds the position of Aerospace Education Officer. County Schedules Income Tax Course The Palm Beach County Vocational Education Department will begin a class in income tax problems. The course is designed to help the layman and those employed in the income tax field. Alfred R. Peebles, a local tax consultant, will teach the class. Registration will be held Tuesday. Dec. 3. at 7 p.m. at Palm Beach High School. Gardenia St.. Room 60. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. and will run for nine weeks. Commissioner Robert Small nominated the firm of Now-len. Lynch & Stewart for consideration. Other names can be nominated at the next regular commission meeting. An appointment will be made in January. -Urged U.S. Rep. Paul Rogers to aid in speeding up Federal Highway improvements in order to alleviate street drainage problems. Man Held After Talk DAYTONA BEACH (UPIi A Michigan man who allegedly called a priest to confess murder was charged Monday in the strangulation death of a vacationing young Ohio woman found lying beside a dirt road here. Reno A. Koski Jr.. 25. of Muskegon, Mich., was ordered held without bond in the Volusia County Jail at De Land in the death of Patricia Pozey-not. 25. a Salem. Ohio telephone company employe. Volusia County Sheriff Rodney Thursbv refused to confirm the call to the priest or any details about the slaying of the woman. The victim was found beside a little-used road Saturday about 8 p.m. Thursbv said that Koski. who moved here with his wife and two little children from California two months ago. was already in custody when the body was found. A Catholic priest, who asked not be identified, said that Koski called him late Saturday to say he had killed someone and asked that the priest go to the Traffic Jam At School Seen Eased PALM BEACH GARDENS - A solution to the school traffic tie-ups along Holly Drive may come as a result of an agreement with the school board being considered by the city council. Monday night, in a workshop session, the council placed on next Monday 's agenda an agreement to take over the Palm Beach Gardens High School access easement from Lilac Drive south to the school. City Councilman Henry Je-wett said that if such action is taken, the city will pave the easement with shellrock to provide another driveway onto the school property. This is expected to relieve much of the congestion during the early morning and mid-afternoon hours along Holly Drive. In a special meeting prior to the workshop, the council accepted bids from insurance agencies to provide insurance programs for city employes under the new pension plan. Bids are expected to be awarded at next Monday night's regular session. Gromkyo Ends Trip MOSCOW i APi - Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko returned to Moscow Monday after a five-day visit to company's existing well now is showing some salt content. He warned that the town could be left without potable water if the salt content becomes excessive. Because the commission was meeting in a workshop session, no official action was taken. A regular meeting is scheduled for tonight. be and is controversial." state university vice chancellor Charles Perry conceded Monday. Perry, former aide to Gov. Claude Kirk and once admissions head at Bowling Green University, has been assigned by Chancellor Robert Mautz to check the possibility of a central admissions system. "My instructions from the chancellor are very simple: to look into the situation and to report back as to the feasibility and possibility of implementing a central admission program for the state university system." Perry said. A central admission system would be operated by the State Board of Regents. Perry said. "The student who applies at Florida State University maybe has applied also the University of Florida, or Florida Atlantic . . . then we have this tremendous press for in-creased enrollment." Perry said. "We have students who were turned down at older institutions, yet we have vacancies at other universities." Perry said. A central admissions system would enable the Board of Regents to tell such students where vacancies exist. Perry said. Those operating the central system also could look at applications and student interests and many times tell tell students where they should apply to best follow through on their ambitions, he added. Perry said that such a system, as he envisions it, would in no way interfere with the basic admissions rights of the universities but rather complement them. School Entry Damage Minor DELRAY BEACH - The discharge of one fire extinguisher was the only apparent damage at Seacrest High School resulting from a weekend break-in. school ollieials said Mondav. Principal Clilford E Ripley said there was "no apparent damage to anv typewriter, ol-fice equipment or any home economic equipment'' from the discharge of a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher in a typing room and home economics classroom. Entrance to the building was apparently made through a window, according to the Seacrest principal. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident. By JACK OWEN Bureau Chief LAKE WORTH - Movement toward a tie-in with the Village of Palm Springs sanitary system took another step forward Monday night when city commissioners agreed to prepare a contract. A special commission meeting has been called for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. to discuss details of the contract before presenting it to the village council for consideration. If acceptable, formal action will be taken at the next regular commission meeting. Last week both parties met to discuss the long-sought connection between the village's sewer treatment plant and Lake Worth's ocean outfall system. An existing franchise in an area surrounding the village appeared to block further negotiations. A committee of commission and council members met during the weekend and reached accord about franchise movements. Commissioner George Ingersoll reported to the city commission Monday that Palm Springs will relinquish the franchise area south of 10th Avenue north and east of Congress Avenue. The area is considered to be a logical place for further annexation by the city, which can only expand its boundaries westward. Relinquishing the franchise will not automatically allow the area to be annexed, but Lake Worth will be in a sole position to extend sewer services. In the past the city commission has adhered to a policy of only expanding sewer services to areas within city limits. If the area west of Lake Worth wants sewer service, it will have to agree to annexation. Also on matters of sewer services to communities, the commission ordered finance director Al Kunkle to bill the town of Lantana an additional one cent per 1.000 gallons, retroactive to Oct. 6. 1967. The two communities both agreed on the rate increase, at the recommendation of engineers for both sides, but disagreed on the date to commence billing. In other business, the commission: Took under consideration three bids for 25 electric golf carts for the municipal golf course. The carts will replace older models. Apparent low bidder was Easy-go. a Georgia firm, with a bid of $21,780 for the carts, allowing a trade in for the older models. Local Lake Worth firm of Bullwin-kle it Associates bid $22,075. and a West Palm Beach firm, Cushman Distributors, bid a low of $23,125. Discussed changing the certified public accountant firm of Morgan, Altemus. Barrs. which has served the city since 1953. Mayor Robert C. Johnson, stressing he meant no reflection on the present accountants, suggested others be considered. 2 UFOs Reported MADRID (L'PIi - Two unidentified flying objects were reported over Madrid Sunday afternoon, a Spanish newspaper said Monday. The two I'FOs. shining brilliantly, stood still in the sky for several minutes, it said. TALLAHASSEE, (AP) -Board of Regents officials, faced with increasing enrollments, are studying the possibility of a central admissions policy that might channel students to institutions where vacancies exist. M.Such a system, should it reach the proposal stage, "will 2 Injured In SR-804 Accident BOYNTON' BEACH - Two drivers were taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital following a 3:44 p.m. Monday accident at Congress Avenue and State Road 804. Listed in "serious" condition and charged by police with careless driving was Fred Berry Scott. 66. of 1123 Miramar Drive. Delray Beach, who was driving a southbound car on Congress Avenue. John Hegner. 17. of 909 SW 27th Terrace. Boynton Beach, was listed in "lair" condition by a hospital spokesman. Hegner was reported by police to have been traveling on the east-west State Road 804 in a sports car. According to police, Scott's vehicle proceeded through a trallic control device to collide with Hegner. State Road 804 trallic is cautioned by a flashing yellow light at the intersection, but is not required to stop. One of the first persons on the scene was Mayor Michael V. Michael, who said he did not witness the impact but saw the smoke of burning rubber after impact. Michael contacted the police as other passersby rendered first aid A hospital spokesman said Monday night that the extent of Scott's and Hegner's injuries was still to be determined. In Seience Edition BOCA RATON - Three faculty members of Florida Atlantic University's College of Business and Public Administration are listed in the Hth edition of American Men of Science (The social and behavioral sciences), which is just off the press. They are Dr. John W. Sullivan, professor of administrative sciences; Dr. Joel Ross, professor and chairman of management, marketing and international business; and Dr. Robert G. Murdick. professor of management. Al tut, -j i :. i V. . r'.. K' - r V. vv J?r , s Staff PholobvPiulPricf Road 804. The collision involved the heavy sedan shown in the background. Fred Berry Scott, 66, of Delray Beach, driver of the sedan, was in serious TWO INJURED - John Hegner, 17, of Boynton Beach, driver of this sports car, was listed in "fair" condition Monday night at Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach, after a twoar crash at Congress Avenue and State

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