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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 30

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30-Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1968 Michael Tops 8-Man Race;1 . 2. . lt! Scheifley Leads In Del ray f - 1 V I , ' i ' v Bovnton K7 poi-ic ' . "..f v - 1 wrrr ' V;.l ' ... i . j'. .. .'-; "-Ci Ci n i,4l iv7, I olt'-Mf r amining the wreckage is Detective Mel-Yin Low man of the Glades detachment of the Sheriff's Department. Damage to the plane was estimated at $20,000. SiaifPhoioBy Paul Price Second and Third Avenues, is expected to be completed in seven months. William Hayes, president of Hayes and Robinson Construction Co., said clearing of the ground would start Thursday. UPENDED - The pilot was slightly injured, but three passengers escaped unhurt when this private plane flipped while attempting a landing at the Belle Glade crop duster airstrip Tuesday, Ex START Ground was broken Tuesday for the $500,000 law enforcement complex in Delray Beach. Turning the earth were Police Chief R. C. Croft, left, and Mayor Jack Saunders. The complex, located on SW First Street between SW McGuire, Jurney, Hitts Win DELRAY BEACH - Thirty-four percent of the city's registered voters exercised their constitutional privilege Tuesday in a primary election for two city council seats. Four names to appear on the Dec. 3 general election ballot will be James Scheifley. James Jurney. James Mc-Guire and Jack Hitts. They were the top four vote-getters among the eight candidates. Scheifley received the largest number of votes as 12 absentee ballots and 1.771 votes were cast. He received 842 votes. Incumbent Councilman James Jurney had 761 votes. James McGuire tallied 453. followed bv Jack Hitts with 452. The other four candidates were Daniel Neff. 336 votes; Robert Richwagon and Charles Wick, each 106. Richard Ward placed fifth in Tuesday's race with 357 votes. The vote Tuesday was substantially lower than the primary election held last year. Twelve months ago. 2.119 voters went to the polls. The voter registration rolls were purged prior to the election, resulting in a total registration of 5.190 in this city of approximately 20.000. After the unofficial results were announced Tuesday night. Scheifley said. "I am very grateful to the many people who voted for me in this first step toward the city council." Jurney. completing two terms on the council, commented. "1 am very happy over this vote of confidence bestowed on me." Officials canvass of Tuesday's election results in scheduled by the city council for 11 a.m. today. Scheifley. 56. is a retired Ford Motor Co. executive. Jurney. 49. is an Atlantic Avenue floor covering merchant. McGuire. 34. is an associate professor of physics at Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton. Pitts. 49. operates a rental car agency. Pilot, 3 Passengers Safe In Small Plane Wreck Boca Street Connection Creates Cost Question After the plane flipped, all passengers were able to extricate themselves from the craft without assistance, witnesses reported. Federal Aviation Administration authorities were en route here to investigate the crash. Noland said a sheriff's deputy would remain at the crash site until those officials arrived. chius. 34. of 516 North State Road 7. Hollywood. The nose wheel and landing gear were torn loose from the plane and the fuselage, wings and tail section ere aged. Noland reported. He estimated the loss at S20.000. The son of the pilot said the party had flown over the everglades in search of a new place to go hunting. but also requires the approval oi the planning director. In voting tor the amendment. Councilman Bernard Turner remarked that "ten is no magic figure." in comparing the minimum acreage requirement ot the existing ordinance with what was recommended. He defended he cluster concept, saying it possibly helped Jupiter To Consider Hike In Water Rate 2 Officers Testify In Fatal Shooting Turnout ! Is Light ; BOYNTON BEACH - May- ; or Michael V. Michael led a race of eight candidates to top this city's primary municipal i election Tuesday with a total ! of 1.179 votes. Councilman ' Thomas Summers ran second i with 1.091. Councilman Leonard E. Ny-lund ran third with 794 votes. , In fourth place was former i building inspector Harold , Blanchette with 689 votes. ; Former Mayor James J Ma-,' honey was fifth with 668. and Vernon E. Combs placed sixth with 361. Eliminated from the final race for the three council seats being contested were Ronald L. Ewing. who ran seventh with 350 votes, and Forrest L. Wallace whose 275 . votes put him in eighth place , The top six candidates will . compete in the runoff election Tuesday. Dec. 3. At stake are council seats currently held by Nvlund. Summers and Mavor Michael. Votinz took place in two precincts. Voters living north ol old Bovnton Road 2nd Avenue1 voted at Royal Palm Village Recreation Center Those , living south of old Bovnton ' Road voted in the Civic Center. Michael ran stronger in the south district where he received 775 votes. In the north -he received 404. Summers ran stronger in the north with 512 votes, and he ran second in the south district to Michael w ith 579. After the final voting on Dec. 3. present Vice Mayor J. Vincent Gallo will automatically become mayor for the next year. The candidate who receives the highest number of votes on Dec. 3 w ill become vice mavor. Only 1.949 of the 6.940 voters eligible to vote in Tuesday's election turned out for a percentage of 23.76. Michael, said the vote was "very gratifying. I hope it can be interpreted as a vote of confidence by the people of Bovnton Beach." Shipyard Aim Of Firm Is Debated JUPITER - Royal American Industries may be plani ning to develop a shipyard or! the Intracoastal Waterway"' here, it was charged Tuesday night. Bill Lund, the area's leading .' conservationist, made the ac-1 cusation as the Town Commission gave first reading to legislation to establish a C-2 zon-' ing classification for 57 acres of property just south of Sal-haven Foundation. A Royal American spokesman. C. Anderson, was present, but he said he didn't know to what use the company would put the property after the rezoning is accomplished. Town officials volunteered no information about Royal Americans plans, but Lund said a company spokesman indicated months ago a shipyard would be built if the'town re-zoned a nearby area of waterway property for the West India Co. The Royal American property currently is classified as A-l. agricultural. The C-2 classification would allow anything from tire retreading and meat cutting to light manufacturing. Lund said that if Royal American does put in a shipyard, it would be incompatible in the area. rick and Planner Abbott to work out the details for a formal presentation of a site plan. George McWicker. supervising engineer for Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co.. appeared before the board to announce that the utility's building at SE 4th Ave. and SE 2nd St. is to be expanded to almost twice its present size in January. McWicker and Henry Hanson, local telephone manager, sought board advice on proposed parking spaces to go, w ith the building addition. f Although Southern Bell now has only eight off-street parking spaces, it was proposed that parking be increased for employes to posssibly 90. Haircut Deadline Set By Junior College BELLE GLADE - The Pilot of a single-engine Cessna 205 suffered minor injuries and three passengers apparently escaped uninjured when the small plane crashed and flipped on landing at the Belle Glade crop dusters airstrip just northeast of the city limits Tuesday. Deputy Sheriff Ray Noland identified the pilot as Dr. Robert Auer Kromer. 47. of 5021 Taylor St.. Hollywood. He suffered a cut on his forehead and another laceration at the back of his head. Robert A. Kromer Jr.. 21. a student in an Alchua County Junior College, was one ol the passengers. The son of the pilot was riding in the from seat of the demolished plane with his father. Other passengers included Walter Edward Foster. 34. of 216 SW 38th Terrace. Fort Lauderdale, and Ralph Bros- with a Student Affairs Committee request that his hair be cut. Arcuri was not available for comment Tuesday and neither Dr. Herman Heise. president, or Charles Sample, dean of students would comment on the suspension. Last week Acruri and other interested students gathered 250 names on a petition asking for a change in the college dress code. The code stipulates that hair and beards must be neatly trimmed. It does not state what length the hair must be. leaving this up to the discretion of the administration. The Student Government, according to reports, is supposed to present Arcuri's case for a revised dress code to the College Council on Thursday. Arcuri said earlier he thought he would wait until the outcome of Thursday's meeting before he would make a decision concerning the length of his hair. to eliminate the rush of high-rise construction. Brodhead voiced dissatisfaction with the entire cluster idea, saving it would raise density. Maull expressed reluctance to the amendment, asking what it wasthat prompted it sine since, he said, no under-10-acre proposals had been received by the citv. He testified that earlier he knocked Gonzalez on the head with it but without results. Goode testified some of the people kept yelling that Gonzalez had a knife but that he didn't see any. He said, however, that he saw another man fall to the ground earlier who had been cut. Blount also testified that he did not see any weapons, but said Pauly told him he fired at th victim thinking he was aob-ut to stab Goode. No weapons were introduced in evidence. Blount testified that he saw-Gonzalez hit Goode as Goode and Pauly were holding Gonzalez against a fence. He said it looked like Pauly had him when Gonzalez turned away. "Then I heard the shot." Blount testified. In testimony Monday, the first day of the trial, two of the apartment residents. Franklin Chavez and Yolande Vargas, testified Goode knocked Gonzalez on the head with a flashlight in order to subdue him and while stumbling away, he was shot by Pauly. Pauly is expected to take the stand today in his own behalf before the case goes to the jury. The trial is being heard before Judge James R. Knott with attorney Joel T. DAves acting for the plaintiff and attorney Robert Montgomery as counsel for the defendant. Two Boca Raton police officers testified in Palm Beach county Circuit Court Tuesday they walked into a scene at an apartment block of pandemonium. The night a fellow officer shot and killed one of the participants. Det. Ernest Blount and Patrolman Donald Goode said approximately 50 to 60 migrant workers were "shouting and scrapping" with each other outside the Garden Apartments. SW. 3rd Avenue. Boca Raton. March 24. Goode testified that during the fight as he and fellow patrolman Donald Pauly attempted to arrest Pedro Gonzalez, one of the participants, he broke and fled before he was shot by Pauly. Pauly and the City of Boca Raton are being sued by Mrs. Dominga Gonzalez, the dead man's widow, for damages in excess of $150,000 in a civil action. The patrolman on a manslaughter charge had failed to indict the Grand Jury. Goode testified that as he was leading Gonzalez and another man to the patrol car. Gonzalez turned and knocked him and Pauly to the ground, striking the latter with a pair of handcuffs. Goode said Gonzalex struck him a second time before he fled and was fired on by Pauly. He said in the process he i Goode' threw his flashlight at the man. , JUPITER - The Town Commission will meet in special session at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 to consider the possibility of hiking water rates. The Commission agreed Tuesday night to hold the meeting after Frank Broedell. president ol Tri-Southern Utilities. Inc.. asked for a decision as soon as possible. A rate hike would permit the company, which holds the local water franchise, to develop a new w ell field, extend service and improve quality of water being provided for the Club Members Plan Meeting LANTANA - A meeting for Dec. 2 for representatives of all civic clubs was arranged Tuesday night after enthusiastic support at an organizational meeting held at La Coquille Club. Out of the town's 17 organizations, representatives from 13 clubs attended the meeting called by Rotary member Niel Erickson. The meeting aimed at combining the forces of all service clubs in the community to work toward achieving a success in a community-wide project. Several projects were suggested ranging from: An updated library, recreation facilities for youth, a pre-school playground, and an outdoor band shell. At the next meeting, representatives will be asked to submit projects on a priority basis, also to nominate a steering committee for the Civic Community Committee, time and place of meeting to be announced later. FORT PIERCE - An Indian River Junior College student has been given seven days to have his collar-lenth hair cut or he will be expelled from college. Tom Arcuri. 18. was suspended at 10 a.m. Monday and given seven days to comply Beagle Brings Owner Trouble Regina Marie Zallen. 31. of 639 38th St.. West Palm Beach, was fined S300 Tuesday in West Palm Beach Municipal Court after she was found guilty of allowing a vicious beagle dog to run at large. Two-thirds of the fine was suspended, however, provided she is not convicted of a similar offense in two years. The beagle had previously bitten Mrs. William Degray of 711 38th St.. it was brought out in testimonv. By DAVE TATHAM Bureau Chief BOCA RATON - City Council pledged Tuesday night to link up NW 51st Street and SW 18th Street concurrently with the construction of 1-95 through Boca Raton, but left unanswered the question as to how tar east 18th Street must be extneded. Mayor Harold Maull raised the question after noting in the road resolution, which won unanimous approval, a stipulation which apparently would require the city to extend SW 18th Street from "the vicinity ot the Seaboard Coastline railroad tracks eastward to U.S. 1." Strict adherence to the resolution would commit the city to extend the road, which is now just several blocks long in the Boca Raton Square subdivision, a total of about one mile. Cost of the two-lane artery would be considerably higher than the estimated $50,000 the city tigured it would cost to link up 18th Street trom its dead end at SW 12th Ave. west to the juncture ot proposed I-95. approximately one-eighth ot a mile away. Councilmen cross-examined the wording ot the resolution relative to the liith Street situation, but decided to notify the county authorities ot their road pledge without settling the distance question. Besides SW I85h Street, the city, throuch the resoltuion. Pledged to link up NW 51st Street trom where it now dead-ends at about SW 5th Avenue to the Seaboard tracks This distance is approximately one-halt mile Cost oi the two-lane connection has been estimated at about $20,000. The road eastward presentlv is open to trattic to L'.S.l. The Federal Bureau ot Roads requires that east-west roads be constructed, or at least be under construction concurrently with the construction ot 1-95 in order tor a city to quality tor near 100 per cent tederal funding of interchange and overpass construction costs. An interchange is planned tor the uincture of NW 51st Street with SW 18th Street to over pass the interstate. By a 3-2 vote, with Council-men Sid Brodhead and Maull dissenting. Council amended a newly-created cluster development ordinance to allow developers w ith under ten acres of land to apply for approval oi cluster designs. According to the present ordinance, only developers with ten acres or more may submit cluster plans for approval. Setback requirements are removed in favor of common open areas under the cluster concept. A letter of protest, backed by the comments of a resident atten888g the meeting, was read. It came from a local doctor who feared the proposed amendment would result in property near his own holdings being developed under the cluster design. The new amendment still requires approval of the Planning and Zoning Board before an application is approved. communitv. Broedell and attorney Herbert Gildan told the commission Monday night. The two also reported the County Health Dept. had stopped work on the new plant being built bv Solitron Devices here because ol the shortage of water. Their report was confirmed by a Solitron spokesman. Mayor Robert Nichols said the request lor rate increase had been turned over to town attorney William Wood for studv and recommendation The commission room was filled with citizens interested in the water situation, but none addressed the commission. However. Nichols said his telephone had been ringing all dav in response to newspaper stories arising from Monday night's meeting. During that meeting. Gildan reported the company would need more revenue before it could borrow the money it re-auires to expand services. Tri-Southern has lost nearly $50,000 during the last five ears, he said. Injured Drier Leacs Hospital BOYNTON BEACH - John Hegner. 17.of 909 SW 27th Terrace, injured in a two-car collision Monday, was released from Bethesda Memorial Hospital Tuesday. The youth was driving a sports car which was involved in a collision at Congress Avenue and State Road 804 with a vehicle driven bv Fred B. Scott. 66. of 1123 Miramar Drive. Delray Beach. Scott, who was treated in the hospital's emergency room and released, was charged by police with "careless driving." we should even discuss. I believe this is our of order." Chairman Thomas Wool-bright tended to go along with Scheifley 's recommendation. Scheifley followed with a motion that the meeting, which then had been underway about an hour and half, be adjourned. Prior to the last item of ; business, however, the Planning and Zoning Board had considered a proposal by Deerfield Beach developer John Kilpatrick for a 13-story high-rise on the west side of State Road A1A at 2400 South Ocean Blvd. Kilpatrick said that he sought an exception on the R-3 (multiple family) zoned land to allow construction of a building 125 feet high. The board instructed Kilpat High-Rise Condominium Proposed At Delray Beach A. mthtic - frlrMJ igsmtr i Wy I T ; wf:'-v- A 1 pr J ' ;x - . -1 mtm mill iiift7lwtf :.S6&&v .wsj-'"-. r-rriwminiir i -T n if rni Tin-r '-'"""in Jg'"1 Z- . -A - DELRAY BEACH - A preliminary site plan for a 200-unit high-rise condominium was proposed for the city's south beach at Tuesday's Planning and Zoning Board meeting. The property, purchased bv Delray Beach for $400,000 in early 1966. is scheduled to go on the public auction block Dec. 5. Real estate man Robert Day was present at the meeting, but left just before his site plan was presented to the board by City Planner Robert H . Abbott on Day's behalf. James Scheifley. member of the Planning and Zoning Board and candidate in Tuesday's primary election for a City Council seat, immediately said. "This is not something (SIM Photo by John Cryilil) afternoon hours Tuesday as shoppers and office workers hurried home. Set for a normal traffic pattern, the traffic light could not keep up to the emergency KING-SIZED JAM - With through traffic being de-toured from South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, to allow for the construction of manholes for the widening . project of South Olive, a headache of a traffic jam resulted on South Dixie at Gregory Road in the late

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