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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 19

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, November 20, 1968
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w Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1968-19 Kirk Okays Meiklejohn, Says Ferguson To Stay U.S. WfAThf BUf AU . SSA man also resigned, but the governor denied the job of director is a "hot seat" and said he expects Meiklejohn to keep so busy, he won't even sit long enough to warm the seat. "His natural ability in reporting and telling stories make this truly his forte." Kirk said, recalling that the principal function of the job is to sell Florida to the world as a place to live, work and play. Kirk said "obviously" he recommended Meiklejohn for the job and was pleased the 14-member commission "saw the logic" of his selection. Meiklejohn may have gotten off on the wrong foot, but the governor didn't indicate he minded. When he first sat down at the news conference, Meiklejohn faced a stack of copies of "The Man and His Words." a $2.50 paperback book dealing with Kirk's administration. "I'll move these out of your way." the governor said. "Yes, I understand they're moving slow," Meiklejohn quipped. "On the contrary, they're going well," Kirk shot back. Meiklejohn said he will not officially leave the beverage director's job until Kirk names his successor the later part of this week. "f sw4f f:guri Show High Tmprcturt Expd for Doytim Wdnidoy Ucloiad Prt f pi (IPliKpkoM) FLURRIES FOR NORTH - Snow flur- the Pacific Northwest to the Northern ries will extend today from parts of the Rockies where some snow flurries are Great Lakes region through the North- possible, east. Rain and showers will spread f rottl Rubin Bids Low On Parker Project Apparent low bid for the widening of Parker Avenue from Nottingham Boulevard to Bunker Road was expected Tuesday to exceed the amount of money budgeted by the cit of West Palm Beach for the project. Rubin Construction Co. bid an apparent low of $254,330. Although $300,000 was earmarked for construction, it is expected that acquisition of easements would leave less than $200,C!0 for the road-work. City Engineering Director William Goodloe said. A determination of the right-of-way cost, Goodloe said, should be made by the end of the week. He added that funds cannot be made available to supplement the project in the event the low bid exceeds the money earmarked for construction Stalt Photo By Ursula Seemann BON VOYAGE! - Pay a visit to a downtown West Palm Beach store during the Downtown Pre-Holiday Event Nov. 21-23, register at any of the participating merchants and you may win a free ticket on Air Bahama to Luxembourg. Jerry Brisco, chairman of the downtown merchants advertising committee, practices presenting a free ticket to Miss Connie Condaras, a Burdine's employe. Apollo 8 Astronauts Stage Mock Launch TALLAHASSEE (UPI) -Gov. Claude Kirk approved the selection of Don Meiklejohn as executive director of the Florida Development Commission Tuesday and hotly denied speculation it was a move to still criticism of "politics" in the big state promotion agency. "There is no politics in the commission and I don't care if the criticism is stilled," Kirk snapped during a news conference at which he endorsed selection of the state beverage director for the $21,250-a-year job that has already had three occupants in less than two years. At the same time, Kirk indicated there is little likelihood that Jim Wilson, who quit as acting director with a public blast at two of the governor's top aides, but offered to stay on as assistant director, will continue with the agency. He also said Dick Warner, who actively sought the job finally given to Meiklejohn, will continue as the governor's No. 2 assistant, and said Tom Ferguson "absolutely" will remain as his chief assistant, despite recurring reports he will be eased out early next year. Kirk blamed controversy surrounding the development commission, including a legislative audit detailing thousands of dollars in commission funds spent for the benefit of the governor's office, on "diehard Democrats" who still haven't accepted his election as the first Republican governor in 82 years. Meiklejohn, 40-year-old former newspaperman and the only Democrat in the governor's "little cabinet", said he has no more apprehension about taking the new assignment than he did when Kirk plucked him out of the Capitol news corps for the beverage job. "I have no preconceived notion of the agency," he said. "But I hope it will continue to be more than just a ballyhoo agency. We need to bring in industry and payrolls as well as to boom pretty girls and bathing suits." He said this did not mean he would de-emphasize tourist promotion. He said the commission had some "pretty capable" personnel. Asked whether he would keep Wilson as his assistant, Meiklejohn said "I like Jim, but if there is friction between him and the governor's office, it might not work well." Wilson said he resigned because of interference from Ferguson and Warner, claiming they tried to force him out because he would not cooperate with them and questioned expenditures closely. "I don't believe in settling these disagreements in the press," Meiklejohn said. "If I have any problems with Mr. Ferguson, I will do as I have in the past, talk about them to Ferguson and resolve them." The governor, who by law appoints the policy-making members of the commission and has veto power over their choice of a director, said as far as he is concerned, Wilson "resigned from the commission. There was no equivocation on that." Wilson took over from former newsman John Smolko who resigned in the middle of a legislative investigation of the agency. Smolko, who had been Kirk's press secretary, replaced Jay Seipel who stepped down shortly after Kirk took office. Two Kirk-appointed chair- Going to look over the new arrival? I CAPE KENNEDY (UPll -The Apollo 8 astronauts put their moonship through a mwil MICH ADA "O- ORTIONAl TO TMI DISTANCI YOUR UNIT IXTINDI OUT PROM THI WALL CAll IN YOUR MIAIURIMINT, For special introductory trict in Modern Venetian Blind Corp. 41BunkrttW.P.8. phon. 585-2561 (m Kep Your J XgJ NEW I I wLifi CONOITIONf I I ft NEW J With I AiR COVER ) I HODS BEAUTY I PROTECTS UNIT FROM SUN, RAIN, 1 1 SAND, ETC. I I REFLECTS HEAT I WHITE BAKED ENAMEL ALUMINUM 1 BffORI f K' . il--Jf' -- ""'St , 1 43-. Mammm1l(i a i m imiiiij I AFTfR I m Tly United. mock launch Tuesday and then took time out to report to Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey on preparations for next months 's daring moon orbiting mission. The vice president, outgoing chairman of the National Space Council, flew to the Cape from Miami for a briefing on the historic Apollo 8 flight and a look at the towering space machine on its oc-eanside launch pad. Humphrey, accompanied by his wife, planned to return to Washington Tuesday night. He arrived in Miami Sunday after a nine-day rest in the Virgin Islands. Astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders spent four hours in their spacecraft Tuesday, electronically simulating the final hours of their countdown and their launch toward the moon. The real blastoff is scheduled for Dec. 21. The exercise was the key part of a long flight readiness test which served as the last major pre-launch electrical check on the Apollo 8 spacecraft and its 363-foot Saturn 5 rocket. Officials said the make-believe launch went smoothly. fie.'o from Table Oklahoma City 47 26 Omaha 30 23 Philadelphia 45 36 Phoenix 73 45 Pittsburgh 33 27 Portland, Ore 52 45 Raleigh 50 36 Richmond 52 42 St. Louis 35 31 Salt Lake City 53 38 San Fran. 66 54 Seattle 59 48 Spokane 38 33 Washington 50 39 .01 .02 FLORIDA Apalachicola 54 40 Belle Glade 65 54 Clewiston 72 53 Daytona Beach 58 49 DeLand 59 44 Fort Lauderdale 68 44 Gainesville 57 43 Islamorada 70 Jacksonville 57 46 Key West 74 67 Lakeland 57 50 Miami 73 6) Naples 68 63 oca, a 58 48 Orlando 58 49 Pensacola 54 37 Pompano 66 60 St. Petersburg 62 55 Tallahassee 54 34 Tampa 43 48 Vero Beach 66 53 W. Palm Beach 72 55 To Cleveland 9:00 AM 2:55 PM "Ho has Uncle Bill's eyes." Weve got more departures to new arrivals than anyone in the sky. Swedes Attack Commercialism STOCKHOLM (APi - Some Swedes are attacking the traditional big Christmas business with challenging posters. They use a special glue to stick their posters on shop windows. This makes the posters almost impossible to remove and in some cases windows have had to be replaced, irate shop owners complain. One poster shows a hand ripping olf a Santa Claus mask to disclose a death-head with dollar signs in the eye holes and the words "Stop the Christmas tenor" beneath. Demonstrators also are distributing leaflets in their fight against what they term "the businessmen's disgusting commercial least." friendly sides ' if United. Weather Albuquerque 59 ?9 AmariHO 50 31 Asheville 40 33 Atlanta 45 33 Birmingham 47 34 Bismarck 26 14 Boise 44 37 .02 Boston 50 43 20 Buffalo 34 30 . 34 Burlington, Vt 39 30 .30 Charlestn, S.C 53 43 Charlstn, W. 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