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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 32

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Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1968 3i X Con-Dev Problems Seen Topping Riviera Session 1 be mandatory under the agreement. Meitin said that he feels any payment made to current leaseholder Gine would be offset by a net profit on the property in the first year. "We expect to net $50,000 per year on the property," he said, "and it will be of great benefit to the city to have this additional income." City Councilman Alan C. Bennett opposes the Con-Dev ; ::MV If U Campground Zone Change Is Approved FORT PIERCE - A change in zoning to permit construction of a campground on Hutchinson Island at the Martin County line was approved Tuesday by the St. Lucie County Commission. Stuart real estate agent Ransom Tilton, representing property owner Philip Weiner, trustee, showed the commission a drawing of the proposed development, calling for several hundred camp sites, a picnic area, at least two boat basins, a golf putting green and other facilities. The property fronts on A1A for 1,440 feet and runs between the road and the Indian River. It is located south of the Holiday Out development, next to the Martin County line. Tilton told the board that only campgrounds for camp trailers will be in this section and that another section of property will be developed later for condominium. According to information made public when the St. Lucie County Planning and Zoning Commission held its hearing on the application, the property will be developed by Windmill Village of America. The name shown on the plan displayed today by Tilton was Holiday Travelers Resort. He promised that the development would be of a high class type. Zoning of the property was a combination of R-4 (multiple residential) and R-1A (single family residential). It was changed to A-l (agricultural). Cats Given Good Advice 1 i Staff Photo by Chtrln Catm along with other students, school, city and county officials were entertained at a tea given by the Soroptimist Gub of Stuart Tuesday afternoon at the Woman's Gub building. Her attendants are Barbara Kanarek, Alaine Gomez and Lynn Nami. KEYS FOR QUEEN - Stuart Mayor Jack M. Hartman Tuesday presented the keys to the city to Beth Lott who was named Martin County homecoming queen. Miss Lott will reign over the Martin County-Belle Glade football game Friday. She and her attendants Martin County Landfill 'Agreement ' Collapses RIVIERA BEACH - A long session in the city council chambers is expected tonight, as council men gather to discuss one, and possibly two, situations involving the Continental Con-Dev Corp. Although not listed on the agenda, there will almost certainly will be talk about the recently signed 50-year lease between Con-Dev and the city, allowing Con-Dev to develop the city's oceanfront property adjoining the municipal beach on Ocean Avenue. Controversy this time will center about the still uncertain fate of Hubert Cline's "Beach Comber" night club at the south end of Ocean Avenue. Gine's lease on the property runs until Dec. 31, 1980, and the city does not have a cancellation clause written into the agreement, which was consummated in January, 1961. Gine reportedly is asking $65,000 to terminate the lease on the property, which he rents for $150 per month. However, one city councilman who is opposed to the Con-Dev lease going into effect and preferred to remain anonymous, said that figures as high as $120,000 have been brought up in "executive sessions" of the council during recent weeks with Cline. The lease with Con-Dev, although signed two months ago, is conditional upon the city's ability to settle any outstanding leases already in effect on the property. According to the agreement with Con-Dev, Riviera Beach will be responsible for "paying off" any leaseholders to move out and let Con-Dev in. However, City Atty. Ama-deo Meitin said this week that he believes the city cannot help but gain if the lease with Con-Dev is settled. He said that the city currently receives only $7,000 in rent per year on the property and that it costs $20,000 to maintain it. Thus, he said, the city loses $13,000 each year it continues under present agreements with small business owners. The lease with Con-Dev is for a payment in cash of $50,000 per year, in addition to taxes and other fees that may 2 Injured In Tractor, Car Wreck CLEWISTON - The operator of a 1958-model sedan and a tractor driver were hospitalized Monday following a rear end collision on State Road S-832, about four miles south of here. Transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital with head and possible internal injuries was O'Neal Holtzclaw, 42, of Harlem, the operator of the sedan that struck the rear of the tractor owned by South Bay Growers, Inc., according to Florida Highway Patrol trooper Bill Shirley. Admitted to Hendry General Hospital was Mark Edwards, 52, of South Bay, who was thrown from the slow-moving tractor following the collision in which both vehicles traveled 75 feet after the original impact. Shirley said Edwards barely escaped death as his head fell against one of the tires on the tractor as it skidded to a stop. The hat Edwards was wearing was smashed by the wheel, according to the trooper. The accident occurred near the Evercane sugar refinery. Both vehicles were traveling in a northerly direction at the time of the accident. Heads Fire Chiefs BOYNTON BEACH - City Fire Chief C. E. Wright has been installed as president of the Palm Beach County Fire Chiefs Association. YULE TROPHY - Mrs. Larry Ankrom, chairman of the Christmas Parade which ii sponsored by the Junior Woman's Club of Stuart, holds the rotating trophy which is sponsored by the First National Bank of Stuart. The trophy has been presented to the float winner since 1981, and is on display at the bank. The parade will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 30. Club Acknowledges Repair Time Debt lease due to its 50-year length. He said that he feels the lease should be for a much shorter period of time. The lease is scheduled to go into effect in April and includes provisions that Con-Dev construct recreational facilities, a restaurant and take over operation of the city's new parking lot. The second discussion about Con-Dev, this one listed on tonight's agenda, concerns the taurant are enjoying increased patronage. Commissioners Davis R. Kicklighter and Bill J. Bailey brought the motion before the board. Anderson told the commission that something should be done to provide permanent sidings for the pavilion at the city marina on Torry Island. When the facility was constructed, there were no provisions for closing the structure during cold weather. Since the pavilion is rented . to various organizations and individuals throughout the year, the acting City Manager said a windbreak is in order. At present, plastic sidings are being used but they take too much time to install and remove, Anderson said. It was also explained that vandals often cut and damage the plastic, making it imperative that the damaged panels be replaced. Commissioners tabled action on a suggestion that permanent wood sidings could be constructed and installed with provision for immediate use or removal. Commissioner George L. Connell said the suggestion should be studied. It was recommended that an estimated cost of the improvement be brought before the commission at a later date. While the board was discussing municipal facilities, Anderson also suggested a study be made of the rental rates being charged for the use of both the Civic Center and the Lakeshore Recreation Hall, which has recently, been remodeled. Action on the proposed rate change may be forthcoming at the next regular meeting, Nov. 25. vid, 13, was taken to Glades General Hospital for an emergency operation early Tuesday. At least one additional arrest is to be made for inciting a riot, the deputy chief said, following a conference with Asst. County Solicitor David Bludworth. Other charges are said to be pending until proper identification is made. Many of the business places in the southwest section of the city that had plate glass windows smashed by the rioters have not replaced the windows, pending the completion of football season, it was learned. scheduling of a public hearing again on the rezoning of the Johnson Tract from RlAA (exclusive single-family residential) to RCUP (residential community unit plan). Last week's Circuit Court decision in favor of several members of the Singer Island Civic Association brought a halt to Con-Dev's construction of Singer Sands, a condominium-type community on the island. Drainage Lines Set For Study FORT PIERCE - Boundaries of the proposed White City drainage district have been established, at least for study purposes, by the St. Lucie County Commission. Commissioners also agreed Monday that the study will be undertaken at county expense ind that a $3,500 loan offered dv the federal government will be turned down. As the proposed district now stands, it covers an area bounded roughly by Edwards Road on the north, the St. Lucie River and 25th Street on the west, the city savanna and a line one-half mile east of U.S. 1 on the east, and south of Seagar Avenue on the south. Excluded from the first proposed area are groves owned by Charles Crooks. Reginald Childs and Carl Wild, the exclusion at their request. Engineer Alton A. Register, reporting on progress thus far. told the commission that the area can now be studied ana a drainage plan drawn which will best serve the area as it is anticipated to be developed over the next 25 years. Areas now planted in groves may soon be sold for residential development. Register told the commission, indicating that these areas would thus be considered as residential areas rather than groveareasinthestudy. Because the area in question is different than the area originally proposed, and contracted for study, a new contract will be drawn by Register for submission to the board. As proposed, the new drainage district, in time a taxing district for the purpose of water control, includes most but not all of the North St. Lucie River Drainage District. Girl Student Hurt By Car PAHOKEE - Thirteen-year-old Mary Lou Reeves, of 784 Joe Louis Ave.. The Streamline, suffered possible internal injuries Tuesday, when she was struck by a northbound auto as she was en route to a local school. Florida Highway Patrol trooper G. L. McLain said the girl was hit by a northbound auto being operated by Costes Lee Kimes, 26, of 760 Joe Louis Ave. The girl was injured when Kimes reached across to close the door on the passenger side of the 1959 model sedan he was driving. His son, Costes Jr., 4, was riding with him. As the driver reached across to slam the door, the vehicle vee -ed off the road onto the shoulder where the Reeves girl was walking near her home. The girl was taken to Everglades Memorial Hospital by Kimes and the father of the victim. She was struck in the back with the right fender of the auto, McLain said. Kidney Fund RIVIERA BEACH - Interested persons desiring to help raise funds to defray the costs of a kidney transplant late in December for 21-year-old Edmund Woods Jr. are invited to attend a meeting at Veteran s of Foreign Wars Post 4143 at 2404 Broadway today at 8 p.m. $20,000 Is needed for Ed's operation, during which he will receive a kidney from his 18-year old brother Chuck. On Nov. 30, members of Post 4143 and the La die s Auxiliary will again be throughout Riviera Beach, accepting donations from motorists on street comers. Also on this day, the Circle K Club of Palm Beach Junior College will man street comers in West Palm Beach and accept donations from shoppers at the Palm Beach Mall. Several area businesses displaying "Edmund Woods Jr. Trust Fund" containers on counters donated $34.53 this past week, bringing current contributions to almost $2,400. Donations may be sent to the trust fund in care of the First Marine Bank and Trust Company in Riviera Beach. I Grien said, "I didn't agree to anything." Powers repeated the agreement that he said was reached with Grien, saying it provided that the county would provide an access road to the property and fence the land, and that it stated the method of payment, the first payment to be $15,000 in December. Grien met with commissioners who have been working on the garbage collection and disposal problem. Commissioner John W. Hussey has headed the committee to study the problem, and Tuesday's session was called by Hussey to negotiate with Grien on purchase of the land which is north of SR-741 and west of Florida Turnpike. At the beginning of the session, Grien said that the land was under lease and he could not make any deals. He also suggested that the county buy his entire tract of about 300 acres. During the discussion, Grien said that he had a contract with the county for use of part of his land as a landfill "which was the county for use of part o is an as a broken for no good reason." Hussey reminded Grien that the court made the decision to void the contract. Hussey also suggested the possibility of tearing up the access road the county built to get the landfill site originally agreed to with Grien. Commissioners expressed their disappointment in Grien's action, and Powers said the commissioners had "madeasincereoffer." Hussey said other sites would be considered for a landfill operation, and said the committee would meet again next Tuesday. 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 Co. Earlier this year the commissioners voted to terminate the contract with Grien, of Port Salerno, claiming that Grien was "not operating the dump to our satisfaction." The court upheld cancellation of the contract. The county constructed an access road, at a cost of about $20,000 off SR-714 to the dump site. By Bulletin BOCA RATON - Mocking birds like to feed early in the morning and again late in the afternoon. Cats like to feed on mocking birds. Unless they've just eaten, cats don't care when. Problem: How do you keep the cats from eating the birds? Solution: Feed the cats early in the morning and again late in the afternoon. This is the prescription for maintaining peace between the cats and the birds put forth by the Royal Oak Hills Association ( Boca Raton). The association's Nov. 18 bulletin makes the request, "If you cats will kindly take your meals at the same time, indoors, of course, this will help maintain peace in the neighborhood." One other piece of advice: "Don't forget to wear your collar v.ith that tinkley bell attached. It's the hip thing to do among cats these these days" Yule Tree Lighting Set DELRAY BEACH - The city's own "growing" Christmas tree will be lighted at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. The community tree lighting ceremony, sponsored annually by the Zonta Gub of Del ray Beach, will be held in the parking lot of the First National Bank of Del ray Beach on Atlantic Avenue. The tree, planted by the First National Bank, serves as a permanent decoration for the community. Mayor Jack Saunders will officiate in turning on the lights. The Seacrest High School choir will present a Christmas concert. The annual ceremony won a cash award in July for the club at the Zonta International Convention in Minneapolis. The lighting ceremony was judged an "outstanding" public affair. Decoration of the tree by the Zonta Gub is under the direction of co-chairmen Mrs. Nora Rauth and Mrs. Etha Merritt, who will be assisted by theJaycees. Control Of Weeds On Growers Agenda BELLE GLADE - Area sugar cane growers are reminded of a meeting to be held at 8 o'clock tonight in the civic center here, at which time weed control will be discussed. Associate county agent John H. Causey said Edwin Rice, a member of the staff at the U.S. Sugar crops field station. Canal Point, and Dr. Joseph R. Orsenigo, horticulturist at the Everglades Experiment Station here, will head the discussion. Lower Shelf Teen VERO BEACH - The weekly teen dance held at the Lower Shelf Teen Gub is scheduled for Friday beginning at 8 p.m. A local group, "Underground Cable," will provide the music. Dress is casual and admission is payable at the door. committee of commissioners. Commission Chairman Timer Powers reported to the committee that he had negotiated with Grien for the purchase of the land. Powers said he had reached an understanding, a "gentleman's agreement," with Grien for the purchase of the property for $25,700. "That's your opinion," Jupiter Sets Homecoming Activities JUPITER - The Homecoming festivities of the Jupiter High School are slated for the rest of the week. Tonight a powder puff game will be held at 7:30 as the sophomore and senior girls battle for the football. "Mr. Puff" will be crowned at half time. Thursday night at 7:30 the Pow-Wow pep rally for Homecoming will take place in the school gym. The band and cheerleaders will perform for the students and alumni . Friday morning at 7, coffee and donuts will be served in the cafeteria. Friday night at 7:15 a pre-game parade will begin. Then at 8 the Jupiter Warriors will face the Riviera Beach Hornets. At half time the Homecoming Queen will be crowned. Saturday night will feature the Homecoming Dance in the cafeteria. The semi-formal dance will feature the band "Yesterday's Children." Keyette and Key Club members are in charge of the arrangements. Dog Lovers, Take Warning LAKE PARK - Dog and cat owners who let their pets run free may be subject to stiffer penalties, according to the town commission. Ordinance 18, passed Monday night by the commission, provides that an automatic $15 fine will be levied on violators to cover the cost of apprehending the animal in addition to prosecution. In other business, the commission: Heard the first reading of an ordinance regulating the standards of fire extinguishers sold in Lake Park. Agreed to allow the Animal Rescue League and the North County Airpark Association to solicit donations within the town limits. Glades Chamber Unit Meets Today BELLE GLADE - Members of the merchants division of the Chamber of Commerce will meet at the civic group headquarters here at 8 tonight, it was announced by Bernard Lee, chairman. The naming a new chairman for the r ming year will head the ager .a. Slated for discussion is the possibility of downtown stores remaining open a half day on Sundays until Christmas, Lee stated. Other hours for the holiday season will also be By CHARLES CATES Martin Bureau Chief STUART - Negotiations for purchase of 100 acres of land to be used for a sanitary landfill broke down Tuesday when Martin County commissioners and the owner disagreed over a "gentleman's agreement." "There was no gentleman's agreement as far as I'm concerned," Henry Grien told a .40 WILLIAM H. WALKER Parole Aide Is Appointed FORT PIERCE - William H. Walker, a graduate of the University of Miami, has been appointed to the position of probation and parole supervisor working the St. Lucie County area as assistant to District Supervisor Everard S. Bedell. Bedeil announced Walker's appointment Tuesday. He said Walker's duties will consist of supervising a case load of approximately 85 probationers and prison parolees, along with conducting investigations for the Circuit and County Courts. Two Indicted On Bribe Count FORT PIERCE - A St. Lucie County Grand Jury Tuesday indicted Fort Pierce businessman Joseph Ciocca and real estate salesman D. Lloyd Johnson on charges of bribery. They are accused of offering Fort Pierce City Attorney Spencer Gilbert a $5,000 bribe last month to halt condemnation proceedings against a parcel of property sought by the city for a park. Witnesses testifying before the Grand Jury were Michael B. Wright, assistant city manager; Mayor Milton Tucker, Gilbert, and Sheriff's Investigator Herschel O. Thompson. Robber Prison-Bound SEBRING A convicted armed robber, sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison, has been sent to Raiford to begin his sentence. The sheriff s office said the man, identified as Richard Norman Thompson, 29, of Treece, Kan., was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Clifton M. Kelly. Thompson was charged with armed robbery at a grocery store Sept. 13. t 1 BELLE GLADE - Municipal country Club members who renew their dues will be given credit for the four months the local golf course was closed for repairs, the City Commission unanimously decided, Monday. Acting City Manager Frank C. Anderson said the facitlity reopened for play Nov. 2, is showing a steady increase in the number of players and both the dining room and res- St. Lucie Inlet Inspection Set STUART - An inspection of the St. Lucie Inlet will be made Friday by engineers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Martin County Commission office announced Tuesday. District Engineer Col. John F. McElhenny, of Jacksonville, notified the commission office that he would make the inspection along with Major Gen. Thomas J. Hayes, division engineer of the South Atlantic Division of the Corps. Work began this week on dredging of the inlet by workmen of the Prospertity Dredging Co. of Lake Park. The Corps awarded a $148,520 contract to Prosperity to dredge the inlet. Lintvedt Appointed To Zoning Board PALM BEACH SHORES -Ht!rard Lintvedt was appointed Monday night to serve the unexpired planning and zoning board term of Elmer W. Weh-ner, who will be leaving the town shortly. Lintvedt has been serving as an alternate to the board, town clerk Ernest Abel said at the town commission meeting. County Board of Public Instruction Transportation Department, Roger Atkins, estimated damage to three buses used to transport visiting players, coaches, cheerleaders and bandsmen at $220. The bus in which the players were riding was the most seriously damaged, Mathis said. Mathis said be was told that school officials will have all faculty members at the game to make sure the students conduct themselves properly. Just bow many policemen will be sent to the athletic field will not be determined until Chief Charles D. Goodlett returns to his office. Goodlett was unavailable for comment as his son. Da Lakeshore-Dunbar Game To Be Played Friday Bulkhead Lines Hearing Set STUART - A public hearing on Martin County's existing bulkhead lines will be held the first week of December by representatives of the Internal Improvement Fund (IIF), County Commission Chairman Timer Powers said Tuesday. Powers said he had received a letter from Robert C. Parker, IIF director, telling of plans to hold public meetings throughout the state. Parker was requesting use of courthouse facilities for the hearing during the first or second week in December. The director will be informed that the facilities will be available Dec. 5 or 6, according to Powers, or at a later date. BELLE GLADE - Lake-snore High School will play its last football game of the season here Friday against Dunbar High School of Fort Myers, Deputy police Chief D. Bill Mathis was informed by principal Charles M. McCurdy Tuesday. McCurdy said it was decided to play the game, although a student riot followed a 19-18 loss to Roosevelt High School of West Palm Beach Friday. Mathis and Detective Lt Ed Chisholm both spoke with the principal, who said he had called a special assembly Monday to talk over the Incident of last week. Mathis also said a spokesman for the Palm Beach

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