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Wednesday, November 20, 1968
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i.Mfiiin.jiu HUUIUH.IUM ni. ).iiim. , is.iiui ij. jiui i UW..HH immim-i a m .; mi imwiin nui.. i . i Area Legislators Cool To Partition Of County 2-Palm Beach Post. Wednesday , Nov. 20. 1968 Aide's Upgrading CAC Meet Issue Continued From Page 1 mental task. It just doesn't seem feasible at this time." he said. He added that efforts to have Miami Beach form another county were pushed more than a decade ago. but the idea "didn't get anywhere." "Everybody who is dissatisfied wants to start his own county." Clark said. "Right now. I can't take the idea seriously." Sen. Elmer O. Friday Jr.. D-Fort Myers, who was re-elected to his District 34 Senate seat, said it would be "presumptuous" on his part to make a definite comment without first studying the reasons behind the proposal. "Admittedly there are glaring differences in the economy, culture and geography of the Glades and the coastal areas." Friday said, "but any judgment or preliminary opinion on my part now would be presumptuous." He added, however: "Any change in county line-up must be based on plainly valid facts and figures to justify such an action. I don't see how anyone could refuse to divide a county if the facts were overwhelmingly in favor of it." Because the support of the district delegation would be necessary if such a proposal were to reach the legislature, Friday said proponents of the idea would have to "show me that anv change would be for the better." Also wishing to study the "merits of such a division " was Ravmond J. Moud-ry. R-Palm Beach, elected to House Dist. 79. "Frankly, I think they're groping in the dark." Moudry commented. "What ways will they have to sustain themselves as a county? Is there sufficient tax revenue to maintain their government?" Moudry said his first impression was that the split is not feasible at this moment. "However. I don't have a closed mind; I want to be fair. The prooosal may have merit and I could change my mind if they could prove it, but 1 see no particular advantage right now." The remaining members of the legislative delegation could not be contacted for comments Tuesday. Sen. L. A. Bafa-lis, R-Lake Park, was on tour of the South American jungles. Sen. Jerry Thomas. D-Tequesta. was on a business trip to Dallas, Tex.. House minority leader Donald Reed. R-Boca Raton, was speaking at an Orlando convention and State Rep. William G. James. R-Delray Beach, was conducting business affairs in the county. Staff Photo by Iz Nachman this car, which was carrying Pinellas County license plates. Highway patrol officers said this sedan crashed into a panel truck occupied by a man and his wife, on a sweeping curve. THREE DIED - The Palm Beach County traffic death toil for the year rose to 97 Tuesday when five occupants of two automobiles were killed in a headon collision on Highway 27 south of South Bay. Three of the victims were in Court Revokes Ban Weaver Says PBC Split Proposed 12 Years Ago On Extremists' Rally said he wanted a study made to see just how much of the tax dollars from this area is being returned to residents of the Glades. "For years we have heard that we put in more tax money than we receive in turn," Connell continued, "and a 1 study will answer this question." South Bay Mayor O'Neal Walker said it was too early to comment on the suggestion. "I cannot pass judgment until I know more about it. It has been considered in past years," Walker said. The South Bay commission editor of the Photo News, and Mis. Louise Buie. local director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, felt that the temporary director should be Mrs. Maude Lee. present fiscal assistant. Miss Williams contended that the personnel committee, of which she had been a member, had originally intended the fiscal assistant to be involved with and take an active part in some of the administrative duties of the director. She and others felt that the original intention of the office was being overlooked and that the position was being "diluted" if Mrs. Lee was not named acting director. Kenneth Strauss, executive director who is resigning effective Nov. 30 to become county community Aid Coordinator, felt that Mrs. Lee's fiscal duties would be diluted if she had the added burden of those of executive director. Strauss accordingly recommended Ted Mann, CAC program coordinator, for theposi-tion. Discussion bantered back and forth for some time until members agreed to take a secret ballot. There was no clear ma jority on the first ballot, but on the second Mrs. Lee received a total of 12 votes to Mann's 7. It was not known whether Mrs. Lee would accept the position of temproarv executive director as she was not present at Tuesday night's meeting. In other business, the CAC approved the 1969 Head Start project budget of $403,711. of which $237,000 will be provided by the federal government through the office of Economic Opportunity. The budget was passed by the county school board Monday night. Strauss in his last report told CAC members that he was to visit with the manager of the Okeechobee Labor Camp Thursday to investigate the possibilty of establishing a neighborhood center. Strauss also reported the office of economic opportunity had notified the CAC that it had been refunded a total of $92,723 lor the operating program year beginning Dec. 1. Police Find Dead Guard PASSAU, Germany (API -The Czechoslovak border guard whose body was found on the West German side of the border Monday may have accidentally shot himself while attempting to delect, the public prosecutor said Tuesday. West German authorities had assumed that the soldier had been shot by his comrades as he fled across the border. The public prosecutor Geo rg Barthel. who is in charge of investigations, said that the soldier had died from a single shot that penetrated from his thigh to the abdomen. He added that it was conceivable that the soldier had tripped and that his submachine gun had gone off. An investigation is under wav. Commissioners See Division Impractical Assertions by Palm Beach County Community Action Council iCACl board members that a person originally hired as an assistant to the executive director should be named temporary executive director emerged as the winning argument after heated discussion Tuesday night. Several board members, led bv Miss M A. Hall Williams. U.S. Stance Supported By Kosygin MOSCOW i API - Premier Alexei N. Kosygin met with two U.S. senators Tuesday and they reported he was favorably impressed by a message sent by President-elect Richard M. Nixon calling for joint U.S.-Soviet steps to guarantee peace. Sens. Albert (lore. D-Tenn., and Claiborne Pell. D-R.L. said Kosygin said it would be hard to relax tensions if either the Soviet Union or the United States tried to negotiate from strength. Nixon advocated a position of strength for the United States during the election campaign. But in the message to President Nikolai V. Pod-gorny last week, to which Ko-svgin referred, he urged cooperation between the superpowers to work for peace. The senators met for an hour and 40 minutes with Kosygin and despite some lively exchanges, the premier remained courteous and seemed personally concerned and bothered by the course of events." Pell told a news conference. Kosygin urged that the United States and the Soviet Union engage in negotiations to limit anti-ballistic missile systems and to push for ratification of the treaty banning the spread of nuclear weapons. Gore replied that it would be difficult to get the U.S. government to act in either field as long as Soviet troops remain in Czechoslovakia. The senator said he expressed the hope that the Soviet Union would avoid "kindred events to Czechoslovakia." Hut. he said. Kosygin made no specific reference to future actions by the Soviet government. Zsa Zsa Detained PALMA DE MALLOKCA, Spain (UPli Spanish authorities Tuesday night gave actress Zsa Zsa Gabor permission to leave Spain after she promised to settle her bill with a local hotel and boutique. Earlier police removed Miss Gabor from a Paris-bound plane and took her before a local judge. The management of the luxurious Son Vida Hotel said Miss Gabor ran up a $1,140 bill during her four-day stay. The judge ordered her to remain in Pal ma and confiscated her U.S. passport until the case was settled. He released her on $720 bail. Some of the hotel bill was an advance to a local boutique whose manager said Miss Gabor had ordered $3,500 worth of clothes in a shopping spree Saturday. Miss Gabor told the judge she had arranged for a London bank to make the necessary payments to the hotel and the boutique. She was given back her passport. During the court appearance she appeared to faint briefly. . Miss Gabor was expected to leave on a plane for London Wednesday morning. Soviets Rebuff U.S. Charges UNITED NATIONS (AP) -The Soviet Union warned the United States Tuesday that "no one will ever be permitted to wrest one link from the Socialist commonwealth." Soviet delegate Y. A. Os-trovsky was replying in the General Assembly's legal committee to the U.S. delegate. Sen. John Sherman Cooper. R-Ky.. who assailed the Soviet invasion and occupation of Czechoslovakia. "We shall protect those Socialist achievements we have reached." Ostrovsky declared. The Russian delegate asserted that the Soviet I'nion in moving troops into Czechoslovakia last August was resisting "those forces which would like to refashion the result of the second World War and reshape the boundaries of Irish Police End Fights; 18 Injured LONDONDERRY. Northern Ireland (AP) Feuding Protestants and Roman Catholics clashed in the streets of Londonderry Tuesday night in the worst outbreak of violence in a month and a half. At least 18 persons were injured. Heavy police patrols were ordered out to keep the peace in this tense city. On Oct. 5 more than 80 persons were injured in a similar clash. The fighting broke out after a meeting of 3,000 demonstrators to consider next moves in their campaign against alleged anti-Catholic discrimination by the Protestant-controlled city council. Alter the meeting, about 200 youngsters marched to a factory where girls were coming off the evening shift. They said the girls, all Roman Catholics, had been stoned by Protestants the previous evening and needed protection. A heavy police cordon, formed outside the factory, charged with batons and shields when bottles and rocks were hurled into the crowd. Later most of the crowd dispersed under orders from stewards of the Citizens Action Committee, which is sponsoring the campaign. The committee was formed to press charges that Roman Catholics a majority in Londonderry but a minority in Northern Ireland generally are denied a fair deal in jobs, housing and local elections. The Protestant -dominated provincial government has promised reform, but charges that the civil rights campaign is being used by extremists who want Northern Ireland's six counties united with the mainly Catholic Irish republic to the south. Reckless Man Quits Driving SUN CITY, Ariz. (UPI)-Ar. elderly Sun City man says he is giving up driving. William Worth Murphy, 85, made the vow after he lost control of his car and caused $10,000 damage to nine autos and a building. Officers said Murphy was trying to get his caj out of a parking lot at a rest home Monday. The result: He backed into two cars, pulled one forward into the side of a third car and hit a fourth vehicle head-on. -The fourth car was pushed across a sidewalk into two other autos before backing up into a seventh vehicle. -The seventh car struck the rear of an eighth car, jumped a curb, crossed a lawn, smashed into the wall of the nursing home. An 83-year-old patient tried to get her wheelchair out of the way and overturned. She suffered minor bruises. Murphy was cited for reckless driving. BELLE GLADE - When City Commissioner George L. Connell suggested the formation of a new county west of Twenty Mile Bend, Monday, the suggestion apparently met with favor with a number of area residents. Connell made a motion to contact officials of other Glades-area municipalities, as well as residents of the outlying areas, regarding their views on the proposal. The suggestion met with mixed reactions at the commission meeting and action on the suggestion was tabled until the next regular meeting, Monday. County Commissioner E. W. Weaver, Lake Harbor, who was recently re-elected to his second four-year term over Republican challenger Bill J. Bailey, a member of the local commission, said the "idea is not new." Weaver said the adoption of the new Florida State Constitution at the November general election "would make it easier than ever before." Althoughnot optimistic about the plan at this time, Weaver said: "I don't dissaprove. I do think, however, the suggestion comes a bit late for anything to be done at the next session of the Legislature." The Lake Harbor resident said a similar plan was suggested by residents of Clew-iston about 12 years ago and a study was made at that time. This was done, Weaver continued, before the legislature "cut up" the jurisdiction over Lake Okeechobee, which was at that time all inside the boundary of Palm Beach County. The lake now borders on Martin, Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry counties as well as Palm Beach. Connell, who started the furor, said he had heard a number of local residents who favored the move. The ex-mayor Master Plan Presented The city's master plan, in its three volume, final printed form, was presented Tuesday to the West Palm Beach Planning Board, to make recommendations on the plan in late December. The plan, which was about eight months behind its scheduled completion date, includes a volume on economy, a population and neighborhood analysis, a comprehensive plan on land use, thoroughfares, community facilities and Capital Improvement Programs and a complete study on the Central Business District (CBD) or downtown. The study, prepared by Milo Smith Associates of Tampa, is to be reviewed by the City Commission and the public af- r planning board analysis. rallies by the National States Rights Party. Justice Abe Fortas, speaking for the court, said the white supremacy group was entitled to a hearing first. "There is a danger," he said, "in relying exclusively on the version of events and dangers presented by prosecuting officials because of theirspecial interest." The restriction on one-sided, or ex-parte, injunctions was hailed by Mrs. Eleanor Holmes Norton, assistant legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union who argued the party's case before the court last month. She said the decision should weaken the use of ex-parte injunctions against labor union organizers. The court did not go as far as the ACLU and other civil liberties forces would have liked. That would have been an absolute ban on blocking speeches or rallies in advance. The court sidestepped that "thorny problem" leaving unsettled whether the white supremacists could have been banned from speaking had they had a hearing before the injunction was issued. Fortas' decision appeared to point in two directions at once. In the same paragraph he gave these apparently conflicting views: "We do not here challenge the principle that there are special, limited circumstances in which speech is so interlaced with burgeoning violence that it is not protected by the board guaranty of the First Amendment." "Prior restraint upon speech suppresses the precise freedom which the First Amendment sought to protect against abridgement." The white supremacy party was banned in August 1966 from holding public rallies in Somerset County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The court order followed a rally near the Princess Anne Courthouse in which, Fortas said, six speakers directed "aggressively and militantly racist" remarks at Negroes, and secondarily, Jews. One of the six, Richard Norton, invited the crowd to return the next night and "raise a little bit of hell for the white race." The five others were Joseph Carroll, J.B. Stoner, Connie Lynch, Robert Lyons and William Braillsford. Town and county officials obtained a 10-day restraining order. The circuit court issued a 10-month injunction at the trail, but the Maryland Court of Appeals scaled the ban back to 10 days. Fortas said the 10-day order was being set aside, because "there is no place within the area of basic freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment for such orders where no showing is made that is impossible to serve or to notify the opposing' parties and to give them an opportunity to participate." er said he had discussed the proposal with the late Luther W. Jones Sr., editor and publisher of the Belle Glade Herald, who reportedly favored the suggestion but thought it impossible due to the added tax burden. Article VIII of the new Constitution, the chapter on local government, states: "Political subdivisions. The state shall be divided by law into political subdivisions called counties. Counties may be created, abolished or changed by law, with provisions for payment of apportionment of the public debt." distribution of federal financing. . "This is just something somebody threw out for discussion. And I think that, as (Belle Glade) Commissioners (Bill J.) Bailey and (Davis R.) Kicklighter suggested, they should study the matter further." Commissioners E.F. Van Kessel and E.D. Gaynor could not be reached for comment. Good Samaritan Knifed To Death NEW YORK (UPI)-Two 15-year-old boys were held Tuesday on homicide charges for allegedly knifing to death a good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman whose purse they had snatched on Harlem's busy 125th Street. The dead man was identified as Charles Bivens, 37. Police said he and his wife Patricia were returning home Monday evening when he heard a woman scream and went to her aid. Bivens tripped one of the youths as tie tried to flee with the woman s .' purse and retrieved it for her. "Why don't you mind your own business," shouted one of the youths at Bivens and his wife, who was holding a nine-month-old child. Then the youths attacked Bivens. drew . knives, and slashed him repeatedly. A passerby, described by police as a material witness, asked the youths why they were attacking Bivens and one of them replied, "He called my mother a dirty name." Then they ran. Four other witnesses gave police a description of the assailants and a detective in a patrol car spotted one of them 45 minutes later. Under questioning he told where his friend could be found. One of the knives was recovered. Police have been unable to locate the woman whose purse was snatched. She disappeared in the excitement that followed the stabbing. The suspects' names were withheld because of their ages. S 192,000 Stolen LONDON (AP) Four men disguised as Electricity Board workers, held up a bank at the Royal Albert docks Tuesday and escaped with J 192 ,000, police said. Two of the raiders were armed. The Palm Beach Post 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Fla. 33402 Published every morning except Saturday and Sunday by Perry Publications, Inc., at 2751 ST Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Fla. Entered as second class mall at West Palm Beach. ( Published every Saturday and Sunday In combination with The Palm Beach Times, aa The Palm Beach Post Times. Subscription rates and additional Information on Editorial Page. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court gave extremist groups a better chance Tuesday of holding public rallies. Authorities can gag them in advance only if the prospective speakers have had a chance before a judge to fight for their right to speak, the court said. The unanimous ruling upset a ban imposed by Maryland courts on public assemblies or Jordanians End Dispute CAIRO (AP) Palestinian commando leaders and the Jordanian government n'.e ended their dispute and soiued most of their problems, the official Mideast News Agency said Tuesday. In a dispatch from Damascus, the agency attributed the report to an unnamed, highly Informed Palestinian source. It said the commandos had agreed they could be interrogated and tried before Jordanian courts, but in the presence of a commando representative, the report said. The agency said the Jordanian government gave up at least one major demand that the commando leadership inform the Jordanian army high command of their operations against Israel in advance. Students Asked To Calm Down SAN FRANCISCO (UPD-President Robert R. Smith Tuesday urged students and faculty to permit reopening of San Francisco State College with police protection Wednesday. Some faculty members responded by refusing to instruct classes. Smith's plea came in a "State of the Campus" address in which he also proposed a 90-day cooling off period for all warring factions on the 18.000 student campus. The school was shut down six days ago after a week of sporadic violence during a Black Student Union sponsored strike. More than 1,000 students and teachers jammed the college auditorium for Smith's speech, which was broadcast by closed-circuit television to four other campus locations. A call for a vote of confidence for Smith was greeted with catcalls and boos from the crowd. Yale To Admit 500 Women NEW HAVEN. Conn. (UPI) Yale University announced Tuesday it will admit 500 women next fall. Formal announcement of the new policy for the all-male Ivy League institution was held up by a dispute over where the women would live. After weekend consultations with students, faculty and administrators, Yale President Kingman Brewster announced 250 freshmen women would be housed in one dormitory on the campus quadrangle and 250 women transferring from other schools would be given the option of living on or off campus in university owned housing. Brewster said the freshmen women would be admitted to two or more of Yale's 12 colleges. He said, however, the number of women attached to any one college would be small enough to maintain male superiority in numbers. Three members of the Palm Beach County Commission Tuesday said they believe little will come of recent discussion by the Belle Glade City Commission in regard to the Glades area becoming a separate county. Commissioner E. W. Weaver, who represents the Glades District, said: "I'm not saying it's not practical (to have another county), but this is not anything you can do overnight. "This would have to have the blessings of the county district legislative delegations and a feasibility study would have to be conducted before any separation could occur." Commissioner Edward Bandlow had this comment: "I've always been proud of the size of Palm Beach County and the diversity of its economy. Economically, if the county should be divided at Twenty-Mile Bend as proposed, I think the eastern portion would not suffer any damage. The western portion of the county is the most expensive to maintain in tax dollars. "However, I'm not in favor of carving up the county, I think it would be detrimental for it to be divided. I would like to see it remain in tact." Commissioner George Warren said: "No, I don't think the county should be dived. There's a great deal involved including Tax Complaint Filed By Mall Palm Beach Mall Inc. filed a complaint for an injunction against the county in Circuit Court Tuesday to restrain it from collecting what Mall owners termed were excessive taxes. The owners said the county had taxed the business on an assessed value of $20 2 million when it should have been assessed at $11 million. They claimed the assessment is 150 per cent of the true cash value as opposed to the average 70 to 80 per cent assessment rate. The owners asked the court to re-assess the property at their figure. The Mall owners have a similar complaint for injunction before the court on over-assessment by the City of West Palm Beach, they claim. Desegregation Suit Filed In Pasadena WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Justice Department Tuesday filed its first school desegregation suit on the West Coast, charging racial discrimination by Pasadena, Calif., school officials. China Denied Seat At U.N. UNITED NATIONS. NY. (AIM - The General Assembly slammed the door on Communist China once more late Tuesday and with the loudest bang in four years. By a vote of 58 against. 44 in favor and 23 abstentions, the 126-nation assembly defeated a resolution to kick out the Chinese Nationalists and admit the Chinese Communists in their place. Indonesia was absent on the vote. Last year the vote on a similar resolution was 58 to 45. with 17 abstentions. The closest voir was the 47-47 tie in 1965. County To Assume Data Processing Operation Man Pleads Guilty To Son's Death A 23-year-old Boynton Beach man pleaded guilty in Palm Beach County Criminal Court Tuesday to manslaughter in connection with the death of his 10-month old stepson. Earl F. Sherrard of 121 NE 3rd Ave., had been accused in connection with the beating death of William Thomas Duehmig at their home on March 29. Sherrard was remanded in custody to the county jail to await a presentence investigation report. Asst. County Solicitor Jay, Reynolds, handling the case, said Sherrard could receive a maximum of 20 years in the state prison. A similar charge against Sherrard's wife, Sharon, 22, is pending. She is free on $3,000 bond. departments to Wright 4 Seaton, Co. of West Palm Beach, the low bidder; Discussed payment of bills to two ambulance companies, one of which has threatened to stop service, and instructed Dean to investigate particulars of each bill; Approved $7,500 for compiling and printing of all laws affecting the county which have been enacted by past state legislatures. The budgeted project, under legal services, will be prepared by Municipal Code Corporation of Tallahassee. Completion of the 100 printed copies is expected within 90 days. Continued From Page 1 tries, had met Monday afternoon and that Butler said the lease could not be signed in its present form since certain performance dates, for various phases of the development, cannot be met as now specified. Jones said that revision of the lease should be completed by Friday and that by next Tuesday it should be ready for formal action by the commission. In other busines the board: Awarded the contract for liability insurance on county-owned and operated moter-vehicles at PBIA and in other

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