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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 13

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Tuesday, November 19, 1968
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Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1968-13 2 Charged With Inciting Friday Football Riot to confer with Charles M. McCurdy, principal, and members of the school coaching staff. The deputy chief said he had not heard from the transportation office of the Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction listing the amount of damage suffered by a bus transporting the visiting football team. well as deputy sheriff's autos. The chief said the charges of inciting to riot all came after he announced to the crowd at 12:58 a.m. that a "riotous condition" had been declared. Municipal Judge Robert E. Mathews Jr.. who heard three cases Monday that allegedly grew out of the disturbance, said he would not rule on any of the charges until tonight. nil v Vr?2C- J - jf Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., Fort Lauderdale, and science teacher Ben Orlins. The students are Turner Robinson, Anthony Frazier, Viola Sheely, Charles Todd and Jennifer Little. HOW IT WORKS - The mysteries of the telephone were explained recently "to sixth grade students at Gladeview Elementary School in Belle Glade. Conducting the demonstration were Robert Martin and Miss Marcella Kebler of the public relations department of 10 Seized In Glades Raid Fined On Gaming Counts y 111 1 frml ' f I i h ? ! 1 : ; jr. yt bsJm ) I b fl i rti-"-' ' "1 " A'l 'I I 1 1 ;- : I I f ' ,i B ' 5 1 ! 1 1 L VSj$ I fi ": - i rr it i l l ' J. ' i L,:'J j. - J i; '. II - - -V I .1 t Bw. ' JLSi.Vt . ii L .nt..,!. 1 BELLE GLADE - Ten of 20 persons arrested by sheriff's deputies in a raid on Bill's Pool Room, "The Ditch," Raderville, Oct. 21, entered not guilty pleas to charges of frequenting a gambling establishment Monday, and their trials were set for More than 20 plate glass windows were smashed in 15 southwest section business places during the riot, Goodlett said. He gave an estimate of $4,000 damaged during the disturbance. Three police cars were damaged including the one belonging to the chief. Three highway patrol cruisers were also the target of the rioters, as people have toward Negroes." Melear commented about the state school system w hich is free, including school meals and textbooks, starting at age seven years. "It seemed to me something was missing, the kids all go to school and go right through the system whether tlK'v make passing ment for hospital, and 's opening the staff there and 89 use. Dredging Scheduled For St. Lucie Inlet overall accreditation of the was started with Bethesda in 1959. Mrs. Warner joined Feb. 1, 1967. She said on Monday are 716 books, 733 bound journals periodicals for medical personnel ACCREDITED - Librarian Mrs. Helen Warner replaces a volume in Bethesda Memorial Hospital's medical library. The Boynton Beach hospital library has recently been accredited and accepted as a member of the Medical Library Assn. The medical library is a require Lantana Man Discusses Rotary Trip In Sweden By IZ NACHMAN Glades Bureau Chief BELLE GLADE - As the aftermath of scattered violence following the Lake Shore-Roosevelt High School football game here Friday, two persons were charged Monday with inciting to riot during the uprising in which more than 300 youths and a scattered group of adults participated. One of those charged, David Burton Jr., 28. of Fort Lauderdale, was in the city jail awaiting a hearing in Municipal Court on charges preferred by Patrolman Danny Stanley. Chief Charles D. Goodlett said the name of the second man charged in an information being drawn by Asst. County Solicitor David Bludworth, will not be released until he is in custody. John Isaac McKilven. 33, of 552 SW 8th St., who was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper W.C. Town-send during the time the rock and bottle throwing was in progress, appeared before Magistrate Court Judge James L. Tyson Jr., Monday, to answer a charge of inciting to riot. Judge Tyson reduced the $15,000 bond on McKilven to $1,500 on the request of his attorney. He explained his constitutional rights to the defendant and instructed the county solicitor to file charges by Wednesday, or show cause why the count should not be dismissed. Bludworth said Burton was also charged with resisting arrest wtih violence. His bonds totalled $16,000. The possibility of other charges being filed against alleged participants in the riot is being investigated by Deputy Chief D. Bill Mathis and Detective Lt. Ed Chisholm. Goodlett said a planned conference with Lake Shore High School officials for Monday was not held. He said he hoped Police Get Thanks Of Parents BELLE GLADE - Proof that the police image has improved here was confirmed when 37 members of the pledge class of Theta Kappa Gamma fraternity were stranded Nov. 11 as part of an initiation ceremony, according to Chief Charles D. Goodlett. A thank-you note from the parents of one of the youths, plus a donation to the department "coffee fund'' came from Mr. and Mrs. Ed French, Fort Lauderdale, whose son was one of those taken to headquarters and given coffee and a place to clean up. Goodlett. who celebrated his 51st birthday Monday, said the letter from the parents of the Broward Junior College students was the best gift he could have received. The note, in part, stated: "Our son was one of those miserable looking kids you rescued and treated so well. These 'trips' are necessary and the boys take it as part of the ritual, but to have such a welcome is rare. "When he came home, we had to hear all the details of the trip. What impressed us most was how your policemen helped them. "I am sure you have changed a lot of minds about police departments and I know you have won the admiration of the pledges of Theta Kappa Gamma." Goodlett said a check for $5 for the police Benevolent Association was enclosed. Officer Vote Set STUART - Members of the Martin County Orchid Society will vote on new officers which will be presented by the nominating committee at their 7:30 p.m. Thursday meeting at the County Agriculture Center. enue appropriations for this fiscal year. Combining to raise the cost of education were an over-all enrollment increase of 31 per cent and an average increase of almost 27 per cent in the amount the state spent on each student from kindergarten through the'universi-ties. , In public schools, the amount the state spent on each pupil jumped from $194 six years ago to $434 this year while enrollments more than doubled 1:30 p.m., Nov. 25, by Magistrate Court Judge James L. Tyson Jr. Eight others arrested by a sheriff's vice squad headed by Detective Sgt. Fank Fogleman entered guilty pleas and paid $15 fines each. One of the occupants of the ing the channel, began this past weekend, and the Corps warned boaters using the inlet to use extreme caution. In a notice to navigation interests, the corps said the pipeline will be marked with two-foot sections of fluorescent yellow pipe attached to the submerged line at 500-foot intervals. "It will take two or three days for the contractor to lay submerged pipeline from the dredge to the south shoreline in order to start removing sand from the clogged St. Lucie Inlet," Col. John F. McEl-henny, corps district engineer, said. The corps awarded a $148,-520 contract to Prosperity Dredging Co. to dredge the inlet. Sand from the inlet will be pumped to the south shore to nourish the eroding beach. Although the contractor has 30 days to complete the job, Col. McElhenny said that work should be completed in a shorter period. However, he cautioned that adverse weather will be the controlling factor. Boat Blast Injures 4 FORT PIERCE - A boat explosion Sunday morning at Pelican Yacht Club sent four persons to Fort Pierce Memorial Hospital for treatment of burns. One. Walter Carlton. P.O. Box 471. owner of the boat, was admitted. His condition Monday was listed as lair. Others on the boat, a 36-foot Chris Craft named Pau Paw III. were Richard Kelly. Route 3. Box 337; John Black. Route 4. Box 69B; and Jimmy Cardin. Route 4. Box 69A. Ail were released after treatment Pelican Dockmaster Jerry Ergle said that the boat had docked at the yacht club, its usual berthing spot, and was being refueled. Carlton turned the engine on and the gas fumes in the bilge exploded, burning all on board the boat. Ergle put out the fire with an extinguisher and the lour men were taken to the hospital. pool room, owned bv Lucius Carter, 43, of 725 SW Ave. B Place. Eddie B. Brown, of South Bay. won a dismissal of a vagrancy count. Brown had been released in custody of former South Bay police chief Barry Banks, who is now a member of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department. Carter was charged with operating a gambling house and conspiracy to commit a felony. He is free on $3,000 bond awaiting trial in Criminal Court, West Palm Beach. The operator of the Club 29 and a pool room at 29 Canal St., Raderville, Willie James Tillman, 53, of 1217 SW Ave. B, was one of those entering a plea of not guilty. Tillman was arrested Friday by sheriff's detectives and charged with operating a gambling house. He posted $2,000 bond on that charge. Other occupants of the pool room at the time of the arrest were not charged. In addition to Tillman, those entering pleas of innocent included Freddie Dunmore, 40, of Fort Lauderdale; J. D. Laws, 37, of 25 Canal St., Raderville; Lionell Greene, 35, of 741 SW Ave. E. Also J. L. Foster, 30, of 352 Canal St., Raderville; Alford Ellick, 39. of the same address; Johnnie B. Rangier, 58, of SW 6th St.; Elmor Chat-man, 38, of 408 SW Ave. C; Stella Ranee, 40, of 526 SW Ave. C, and Aubrey Peterkins, 25, of the Sandcut Project, who was also charged with possession of a lottery ticket. Bond on all except Peterkin was $100. His bonds totaled $350. West Palm Beach attorney John R. Hiatt is defending the group. Paying the $15 fines were Mary Lee Kelley, 27, and Junior Kelley, 36, both of 800 McClure Road, Pahokee; Add Atkins, 57, of 257 W. 4th St., Pahokee; Robert Devine, 62, of 169 Carver Place, Pahokee; Edward Brown, 58, of Lake Worth; Willie Neely Jr., 51, of Rardin Ave., Pahokee. William Wesley Mullins, 27, of 173 Daniels Place, Pahokee; and Andrew Junior Roberts, 37, of 536 SW 7th St. Two of six charged with participating in a dice game in front of the Streamline Bar, State Road 717, outside the city limits of Pahokee, Nov. 2, entered guilty pleas. Judge Tyson fined Frank Pompey Jr., 25, $25 and Jimmy Lee Hart, 19, of 363 S. Lake Ave., $20 on the charges made by Deputy Sheriff Ray Noland. Entering pleas of innocent to gambling charges growing out of the same arrest were Lee Gaston, 32, of Johnson Court, the Streamline; Buford Love Jr., 22, of 305 S. Lake Ave., Gus Walker, 26, of 131 Booker Place, and James Washington, 26. Everglades Project, all of Pahokee. They are free on bonds of $100 each. Commission To Consider Land Buy STUART - Purchase of a 100-acre tract of land to be used as a sanitary landfill will be considered at a committee meeting today of Martin County commissioners, Commission Chairman Timer Powers said Monday. Powers said he has been negotiating with Henry Grien, of Port Salerno, for the land which is on SR-714 northwest of Stuart. A committee, headed by commissioner John W. Hus-sey, has been working on the garbage collection and dump problem forspypra months At an August meeting, the committee indicated it favored county-operated dumps and franchised garbage and trash collection. At present, the county operates a landfill in the Hobe Sound area, south of SR-708, and operates a dump in the Indiantown area in agreement with the Indiantown company. Commissioner John F. Saun-derson has been working with Hussey on the garbage dump problem. 118 M.P.II. Results In Fine BELLE GLADE - A Sarasota motorist. Richard Allen Evans. 34. of 329 No. Osprey Ave., was fined $150 on a charge of reckless driving by MagistrateCourtJudge James L. Tyson Jr.. Monday. Evans had been charged by Florida Highway Patrol trooper Don Horsley with driving in excess of 118 miles per hour on Highway 27. south of South Bay Sept. 21. At the trial before Judge Tyson, the trooper said he started chasing Evans about 10 miles south of South Bay and was unable to stop the southbound motorist until he was slowed by heavy traffic across the Broward County line. Evans was driving a late-model sports car that reportedly travels in excess of 150 miles per hour. A charge of fleeing, or attempting to elude a police officer, was dismissed by the court, alter Evans admitted to exceeding the speed limit. Along with the fine, the judge ordered six points be assessed against the driving record of Evans, who had posted $750 bonds on the two traffic charges. Traffic Devices Set For Jupiter Junction JUPITER - Electronic trallic control devices, to be installed at the junction of Center Street. Old Dixie Highway and State Road A1A. have arrived. Police Chief Glynn Mavo said Monday. Awaiting installation by the county, the devices will probably be operative Irom 6 a.m. unlil 9 p.m. and are expected to end trallic congestion at the intersection. Mavo reported. The duel said permission lor the installation has been given bv Honda East Coast Railwav. Ocean Boulevard Changes Names JUPITER - Ocean Boulevard will be called Indiantow n Road once again, eflective Jan. 1. town officials have ruled. Complying w ith the requests ot residents, the road, which was renamed some months ago. will revert back to its original name Commissioners also ruled last month that Railroad Avenue would hence forth be called Cypress Street. Boca Due To Vote On Linkup Roads STUART - Dredging of the St. Lucie Inlet by the Prosperity Dredging Co., of Lake Park, is expected to begin Thursday, according to an announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Preliminary work, laying a submerged pipeline and mark- Record Set In Court At Glades BELLE GLADE - An all-time high for cases in Magistrate Court here was set Monday when 201 defendants were scheduled for appearance before Judge James L. Tyson Jr. The first court session began at 9:30 a.m.. when traffic charges and persons being held in area jails on misdemeanor and felony charges were heard. Judge Tyson apparently handled many of the cases at plea proceedings, including those who sent letters and made personal telephone calls to save appearances in person, before court was called into session. At 5 p.m., deputy court clerk Barbara Milligan was attempting to reconcile the records, after several late nonguilty pleas were aired both with, and without counsel. Judge Tyson said the bond estreatures and fines may set a new high for the court that has been in operation here for more than six years. Trucker Is Innocent BELLE GLADE - The operator ot a sod truck charged with failure to yeild the right-of-way in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 27. Sept. 20 was found not guilty ol the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Court Judge James L. Tyson Jr. MondaV. Clarence Coleman. 39. of 3023 NW 65th St.. Miami, was operating the tractor-trailer that had entered Highway 27. about 21 miles south of South Bay. and was struck bv a northbound vehicle being operated by William Wesley Thompson. 45. ol 496 NW' :15th Ave.. Miami, who died en route to Glades General Hospital. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Charles W. Lowell investigated the accident. He said the rear of the loaded rig was across the center line at the tune ol impact. Attorney John E. Baker defended Coleman, who was driving for the E. L. Parker Sod Co. of Miami and Perrine. Assistant county solicitor David Bludworth prosecuted the case. A spokesman for the sod company said the insurance company representing the family of the trallic victim had won an out-of-court settlement for $63,000. grade or not. '' He added: It also seemed that there was more emphasis on position at work, than salary. Maybe that's because taxes range Irom 45 per cent to 85 per cent ol earnings. They work a 45-hour week and have a month mandatory vacation." Streets with I 95 when the interstate comes through Boca Raton. The city would have approximately one-and-one-half years to keep its end of the estimated $75,000 road deal Construction of the interstate is expected to begin here late next tall. A question on the legality ol the city's action two years ago in eliminating the position ol assistant fire chief is expected to be sent to City Attorney Malcolm Anderson for his recommendation. The question, along with some other observations was raised by a local attorney. A public hearing is scheduled for tonight which concerns an amendment to the recently adopted cluster development ordinance. Victims Fair After Shooting VERO BEACH - Two Gilford women victims ol a double shooting Saturday morning were in "lair condition" at Indian River Memorial Hospital Monday morning. The supervisor of nursing at the hospital said the conditions ol Miss Liza P. Nothen. 25. 4310 31st Avenue, and Miss Norma Lee Davis. 24. 26th Av-ewnue. both of Gilford, were unchanged. Miss Davis was shot three times, twice in the abdomen and once in the left arm She was operated on at the hospital Saturday morning Miss Nothen. shot in the left knee and lei t shoulder, is being treated without surgery for bullet wounds which she sustained. Being held for the shooting on two charges of assault with intent to commit murder is 40-year-old Bobby Lee Leonard, also of Gilford. LANTANA - Raymond Me-lear. representing the local Rotary Club during an eight-week tour of Sweden with Rotary International, told members Mondav: "The main difference was the lack of laughter." Melear was chosen with other young men in Palm Beach County to represent Rotary on a goodwill tour, to strengthen the ties between the two countries. He confessed to being exhausted alter the first three weeks of lulltime table tours, starting at 8 a.m. and concluding with a formal dinner every night. "The clubs we visited held very formal meetings, and people we met in the street were reluctant to talk, although many of them know English." said Melear. "It was an experience I would not want to miss, but after three weeks, the tour began to be too repetitive.'' He joked: "I guess we did some good. While we were there the Communists lost five of the seven members ot Parliament during the elections. The people voted against the Russian maneuvers in Czechoslovakia, and only two Communists are in Parliament now." He sa4d he was most frequently asked how many Negroes were members of Rotary Clubs in the United States, and how many in Florida. "They had the impression that Negroes were being mistreated here," said Melear. "But they have a similar attitude toward Gypsies in Sweden, a minority group, that some Cresses figures show that to pay lor the increases the state has more than doubled the amount of tax money it gets from every man. woman and child. The state figure went from $71.14 to $146 90 per capita during the six-year period. Per capita income jumped from $2,098 to $3,186. The state is spending almost three times as much in the mental retardation division because of a significant increase in the number of children being cared for. BOCA RATON A relatively light agenda of business faces the City Council tonight with a resolution pledging the city to an east-west road linkup pact in conjunction with proposed Interstate 95 considered as the most significant item. Council is expected to approve the resolution under which the citv would agree to linkup NW 51st and SW 18th Six To Attend Library Meet BELLE GLADE - Six local residents will attend the school lor library board members that will be held at the stale library. Fort Lauderdale, today beginning at 10 a.m. Heading the delegation will he Mrs Homer Hand, chairman ot the municipal board She will be accompanied bv Mrs Lois Pavne Edwards, librarian. Mrs. Liska Hooker. Mrs. Theron ('asselman. Mrs. Peggy Shoemaker and Mrs. James Ball. The keynote speaker will be Mrs. Minnie Lou Lynch, of Oakdale. La Others on the program include Dr. Harold Goldstein, dean of the Klorida State University Law School. Tallahassee; K. William Summers, state librarian, and Judge Ray H. Pearson, chairman of the Miami Public Library. The sessions will be held on Pier 66 and will be open to all interested citizens Included on the program will be the film. "The Hottest Spot in Town." Fort Lauderdale city commissioner Fred Walker will conclude the session with a talk on the library program in his city. State Budget Officers Concerned Over Higher Costs Of Education tion over the next 10 years or so." said Assistant Budget Director Joe Cresse. "We know it isn't going to go that way. Something is going to give, but what?" he asked. Over-all. the state is spending money 2 ! a times as fast this year as it did six years ago. making the total $1,020.-900.000 compared with $413.-200.000 in 1962-63. The big reason for the increase is the rise in the cost of education, which represented 76 per rent of the general rev TALLAHASSEE (APi -Would you believe that by 1974 Florida could be spending $2.3 billion a year just for education? That's more than twice as much as the total general fund budget for this year. But that's what the figures show when the percentage of increase over the past six years is projected from current expenditures of $760,595,-564 for the 1968-69 year. "That's the reason some people are concerned about the projected cost of educa

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