The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 21, 1968 · Page 31
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 31

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Thursday, November 21, 1968
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32-Palm Beach Post, Thursday, Nov. 21, 1968 Two Or More Precincts Planned In Delray Beach 26 States, Including Florida Sued To Force Surplus Food Use Jurney received 761. Also qualifying for spots on the ballot for the Dec. 3 election for two seats coming vacant on the council were James Mc-Guire, with 453 votes, and Jack Pitts, with 452. Eliminated from the Dec. 3 race were Daniel Neff. Robert Richwagen. Richard Ward and Charles Wick. Votes received Tuesday were 336 for Neff. 106 for Richwagen. 357 for Ward and 106 for Wick. coastal Waterway would be in one "East" precinct. The other two precincts might be divided by some east-west line into "Northwest" and "Southwest" areas. The council confirmed that Tuesday totals were correct. Of the 5,190 voters registered in the city, only 1,771 went to the polls Tuesday. There were 12 absentee ballots. Top man in the vote was James H. Scheifley with 842. Boynton Beach Canvass Confirms Primary Count He also said this will be the most massive single legal campaign ever brought in America. According to center attorney Gabe Kaimowitz. additional class suits will be filed later to correct alleged shortcomings in the USDA's free lunch program, and also to force the USDA to give free food stamps to persons unable to pay even the lowest amount. The center also is pressing the U.S. Department of Health. Education and Welfare to enact new regulations for welfare programs which would guarantee the right of a person to a hearing before a cut-off in welfare payments; access by a person to his case records, and assurance that no mother will be forced to go to work unless adequate child care facilities are available. Kaimowitz said that Wednesday's HEW decision to eliminate detailed investigations of welfare recipients, and take their word for Drug Abuse Program Set Tonight DELRAY BEACH - Indications were reported "excellent" Wednesday for a heavy turnout of parents for tonight's 8 o'clock "Project Alert" program on drug abuse. To be held in the Seacrest High School gymnasium, the program is designed to call attention of parents and other adults to the increase in misuse of drugs in Palm Beach County. "Project Alert" tonight is sponsored jointly by the Palm Beach County Medical Assn.. Seacrest High School, the Del-ray Beach Junior High Parent-Teachers Assn. and the Plumosa Elementary School P.T.A. Speakers tonight are scheduled to be Dr. Frank Kucera. Delray Beach surgeon: Palm Beach County Sheriff William Heidtman and William Plum Jr.. administrator. The speakers will identify drugs currently being abused by youngsters, describe symptoms of drug abuse and discuss mental and physical damage caused by drugs. Heidtman also is scheduled to detail penalties for persons convicted of drug abuse and for the illegal sale of drugs. Hotels Warned BLANTYRE. Malawi (AP) The chairman of the liquor licensing board. Maj. G. Acton, indicated in a warning to hotels and restaurants that they would lose their licenses if they persist in catering to miniskirted women. President Hastings K. Banda's Congress party ruled last March that women must not expose any thigh in public. By DALE Pl'LLEN Washington Bureau - WASHINGTON - Antipo-verty lawyers have filed suit in 26 states, including Florida, to force counties to utilize either the federal food stamp or food surplus programs to feed poor Americans. Twenty Florida counties have no food program, according to a spokesman for the Columbia University Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law. operating on a grant from the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. The Florida class suit was filed Tuesday in Orlando by attorneys Jerome J. Bornstein and William D. Rowland in behalf of Orange County residents Bunn Dixon. Betty Jean Thomas and Bertha Bently and "others similarly situated" in Florida. The joint 26-state effort coordinated by the Columbia center, according to a spokesman, seeks to establish the legal doctrine that "hunger in the United States is illegal." Hearing Set VERO BEACH - Vero Beach city council played to a packed audience that filled the 95 seats and overflowed into the aisles at Tuesday ngiht's meeting. Most of the people had come to hear a heated controversy on the zoning proposal relative to Beachland Boulevard and A1A. The City Parks. Planning and Zoning Commission had approved a variance to the zoning ordinance which would their need, was a center-initiated change. But the center's Tuesday suits are aimed specifically at requiring the USDA to adhere to what the center believes is the intent of laws establishing the food stamp and food surplus programs. That intent. Kaimowitz says, is to "require that every county be given one program or the other." Through the USDA the two separate food programs are offered to the nation's counties. A county cannot benefit from both but may choose either the food stamp or the commodity distribution program, commonly called the food surplus program. There are conflicting views about which program costs a county the most to administer, but generally food stamps tend to cost a county more. No Florida county participates in the food stamp program, making Florida one of only seven states in which there is no participation. Forty-six Florida counties plus a portion of the 47th are listed by the USDA here as participating in the food surplus program. This means that 21 of Florida's 67 counties have no coun-tywide food program, according to the class suit filed Tuesday. However, USDA indicated three of the 21 counties. Okaloosa. Volusia and Hernando, have signed up for food surplus although the program is not now operating in those counties. That leaves Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay. Collier, Flagler. Indian River. Mana tee. Marion. Martin. Nassau. Hendry. Orange. Osceola. Putnam, St. John's. Sarasota and Seminole without programs. The food stamp program allows a poor family to buy stamps at a price based on size of family and income, which the family can use to buy food in local stores. Lowest income families can get as much as $10 worth of food for $2 in stamps. Food stores redeem the stamps at local banks for the full amount of the food price. The banks are repaid by the USDA. Under the separate commodity distribution program, the USDA makes surplus food available to communities at no cost, although the local community generally must provide storage facilities and pay administrative expenses. The surplus food is distributed to persons based on need. Food surplus has been called by critics such as U.S. Rep. Lenore K. Sullivan. D-Mo., who successfully pushed in August for an increase in the food stamp appropriations, "a dumping of surplus peanut butter and corn meal on poor people, but hardly adequate for hungry Americans." A disadvantage of the food program is that green vegetables seldom are included, and if American agriculture produces no surplus, the program flounders. A disadvantage in the food stamp program is that some destitute families cannot afford even the minimum amount for food stamps. BOYNTON BEACH - An official canvass of the vote in Tuesday's primary election for three city council seats confirmed the balloting. Nominated by Tuesday's 24 per cent voter turnout were Harold Blanchette, Vernon Combs, James Mahoney. Michael Michael, Leonard Ny-lund and Thomas Summers. Their names will appear on the ballot in the Dec. 3 municipal general election. Michael is currently mayor. Nylund and Summers are incumbent council men. tonight On Variance allow Ralph Sexton to build a convenience food market on the northwest cornerof Beachland Boulevard and A1A. At the Nov. 7 meeting of the Zoning Board there had been such a loud outcry against the proposed market that most of the objectors sat in city council meeting to see what action the council would take and to again voice their protests over the Zoning Board's decision. The council ordered a public hearing Dec. 18. "mam. wii Minn, f ii DELRAY BEACH - The city is to be divided into two or three precincts before the 1969 municipal elections. This decision was reached by the city council in an 11 a.m. Wednesday special meeting to confirm the results of Tuesday's primary election. Councilman James H. Jur-ney, candidate in Tuesday's race, brought the subject by suggesting that "every effort" be made to provide a voting place east of the IntracoaSta' Waterway for the Dec. 3 mii-nicipal general election. After a report by City Clerk Robert Worthing of some of the difficulties blocking such a proposal, Jurney withdrew his suggestion for this year's balloting. But the council directed Worthing to set a plan in motion to establish another precinct, "or maybe a total of three," before the 1969 city elections. Mayor Jack Saunders remarked that the city is "getting entirely too big for only one polling place." All voting in municipal elections is now at the Civic Center, next to the city hall on NW 1st Avenue. 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