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2-Pa!m Beach Post, Friday, Nov. 22. 1903 Action Delayed On Sewer Tie-In Deaths And Funerals Computer Error Blamed In Hospital Overcharge tients also have a private hospitalization insurance policy. It is not only possible, but likely, he said that the patient will receive a refund from the hospital after all bills are paid by both Medicare and the private insurance company. said that day-to-day operations of the 220-bed tax-supported hospital are paid for out of patient revenues. More than half of Bethesda's patients come in under Medicare, Kline said. He noted that many Medicare pa company has denied responsibility for the work, and has asked for approximately $4,600 outstanding on its contract, to be paid. City Commissioners voted to have the repair work done, and the cost deducted from the $4,600. Gorham charged ' the commission was "acting as judge and jury ". Approved a contribution of $2,500 to the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center. The money was included in the current budget. Groundbreaking on the complex starts Dec. 7. Rape Case Brings Death Sentence BRIAN EDWARD MARTIN Brian Edward Martin. 27, of 3215 Vincent Rd.. West Palm Beach, died Nov. 10. Survivors' include his wife. Pauline of Maidstone. England; his mother. Mrs. B. E. Martin Sr.. also of Maidstone. England; and one brother. Raymond L. of Harlow. England. Private funeral services will be held today at the Kemper-Vogel Funeral Home. MRS. ANNA J. LUNDEEN LAKE WORTH - Mrs. Anna J. Lundeen. 72 of 1123 South E.St., died Thursdav. Survivors include her husband. William F., and one sister. Mrs. Hilma Aili of Portland, Ore. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Lakeside Chapel, Lake Worth. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at thechapel. JAMES L. THORNTON LAKE WORTH - James L. Thornton, 68. of 319 South M St.. died Wednesday. There are no known survivors. Funeral services and interment will be in Philadelphia. Pa., from the Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home. E, Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. MRS. GLADYS NUGENT CHILD LAKE WORTH - Mrs. Gladys Nugent Child. 72, of 1610 15th Ave. N., died Thursday. Survivors include her husband, Andrew M,. and one sister Mrs. Beatrice Lochmeyer of N.Y..N.Y. E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home will announce arrangements. EDWIN W. DORCH VERO BEACH - Edwin W. Dorch, 77, of 1740 45th Ave., died Thursday. Survivors include his wife. Ruth E., and one son, James of Union, N.J. Funeral services will be held in Nu'tTey, N.J. Cox-Fif-ford-Baldwin Funeral Home was in charge of local JOHN WILLIAM W ARREN SOUTH BAY - John William Warren. 67. of SW Fifth St.. died Wednesday. Survivors include his wife. Bernice. three sons. Carroll of Fort Lauderdale. Kenneth of South Bay and Willis of Apop-ka: one daughter. Mrs. Huth Miners of Pahokee; one brother. Lonnie of Belle Glade; and 13 grandchildren. Services will be held today at 1 p.m at South Bay Baptist Church. Friends may call at the church from 11 a m. until service time. Wetherington Funeral Home of Pahokee is in charge of arrangements. LUCAS HAVALDA LAKF. WORTH - Lucas Havalda. 76. of 317 N rth C. St .died Thursday. Survivors include his wife. Sadie: four sons. Joseph of Flushing. Mich., and William. Cara. and Anthony, all of Ow-osso. Mich., and one daughter. Mrs. Marion Korienek of Ow-osso.Mich. Funeral services will be held in Owosso. Mich. E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Funeral .Notices BERNHARDT l BIER WE ILER Funeral services lor Bernhardt L. Bier-weiler, 76, of 2776 Melaleuca Dr , West Palm Beach, who died Wednesday, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wagg Memorial United Methodist Chuch, West Palm Beach. Graveside services will be held at 11 a m. Saturday at Lauderdale Memorial Park, Fort Lauderdale. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p m today at Mizell-Faville-Zern SouthdaleChapei. MRS. GERDA W. MARK STROM NORTH PALM BEACH - Funeral services for Mrs. Gerda W. Markstrom, 74, of 131 Ooolen Ct., who died Wednesday, wilt be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, bake Park. Friends may call at Howard Funeral Home, 2730 Broadway, Riviera Beach, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Mrs. Gwendolyn Piatt Hilliard Funeral service lor Mrs. Gwendolyn Piatt Hilliard, 39, of Otter Spring Camp Ground, Trenton, Fla , who died Tuesday in Gainesville, will be at 4 p.m Friday at Muell-Faville-Zern Southdale Chapel, JIISKI'll I- t.KIKKIS Ml. nlUII I'M.M UK VII II.Mn -it-. lur .In.riih , (inllin M I? uj HIL l.ikcMuV lir ulm itni W ilni..l.n ill h. ..( U p II t'HllV ill H.l ' MM! ;iml P' Kf r''inT;il llnmi- nrli I ihi Hmi li i,.i.t., ,.. ...II ... ! .;: " ., ,i ililnl.r. ,il S r,ir,.. ( ;,i,ic I'linnh V.rt lil'iliiiHv.iell , Mi-niN -n i i .il' In, l.. I ,i"d 7 tn 'I ji ii lui; i .it ' hf lii'tn.il 'nunc By KEN GREEN Staff Writer A 24-year-old West Palm Beach man was sentenced to death Thursday by Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Russell O. Morrow for the rape of a 25-year-old married woman. Charles Pinkney of 812la PBJC Gets $60,592 In Grants The Palm Beach Junior College district board of trustees accepted Thursday night five separate grants totalling $60,592 50. Two of the grants were from Allied Health Services, the largest $27,356 to be used in the dental health services budget. The second was $20,000 for food services instruction. A third grant was from Chastain Foundation in the amount of $6,000. with $3,092 to match federal funds in the work study program; $2,000 to be used for scholarships, and the balance to underwrite of-tice equipment. The Southern Regional Education Board iSRED' presented a grant of $4,844 to finance a research project to further greater use of colleges bv lower economic groups. The last grant of $2,392.50 was from the Kellogg Foundation lor use in the dental health services. The trustees approved a list of prequalified bidders for a construction project, adopted from an identical list used by the Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction. Two construction projects are contemplated by the college in the coming year. One is an addition to the Science Building for food services education, the other, a new administration buildings. Final plans are expected shortly for these projects. Dr. Harold C. Manor, president of PBJC and executive secretary of the board, said at Thursday night's meeting. A special board meeting will be called, he said, as soon as the final plans are received to approve the plans and authorize bids for construction. An attempt will be made to award bids before anticipated construction costs rise at the first of the year. Manor said. Gifts Forbidden TALLAHASSEE i L PI) -Anv employe of the Florida Industrial Commission who accepts a gilt from anyone with whom the employe conducts stale business is subject to "immediate dismissal." Commission Chairman Thomas Johnston said Thursday. Johnston said in a letter to suppliers he hoped "that the costs of gilts and gratuities will be reflected in a saving to this agency." New Riviera Beach Hearing On RCUP Applies Citywide MRS. ELIZA B. LEWIS Mrs. Eliza B. Lewis. 80. of 1 108 18th St.. West Palm Beach, died Thursday. Survivors include three daughters. Mrs. Mary Jackson of Damascus. Ga.. Mrs. Annie Perry of Riviera Beach and Mrs. Emma Hightower of West Palm Beach; three sons. Floyd Wimbs of Fort Lauderdale. Brister Wimbs of New York City and Joseph Wimbs of West Palm Beach; one sister. Mrs. Hattie P. Green of West Palm Beach; one brother. Emanuel K. Green of West Palm Beach; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-children. Service arrangements will be announced by Stevens Brothers Funeral Home. MISS ANNA MAYME BL'CH-MAN BOYNTON' BEACH - Miss Anna Mavme Buchman. 69, of 2503 NE 4th Ct., died Thursday. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Clara Campbell of Lake Worth. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home. Lake Worth. Funeral mass will be said 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Catholic Church. Bovnton Beach. Interment will be in Memoir Gardens Cemeterv, Lake Worth. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. MISS ELEANOR K. 1IARTIG Miss Eleanor K. Hartig. 78, of 428 Roseland Dr.. West Palm Beach, died Thursday. Survivors include four nieces Mrs. Beatrice Zimmerman and Mrs. Kathryn Proudfit, both of Osceola, Ind., Mrs. Genevieve Toth of Mishawa-ka, Ind, and Mrs. Winifred O'Toole of Chicago, 111., and a nephew Donald Hartig of Osceola, Ind. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at llillcrest Memorial Park. Friends may call from I to 9 p.m. today at Quattlebaum-Holleman- Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Dev development of Sugar Sands on Singer Island. "The council's authorization for me to advertise the public hearing concerned only the re-establishment of the RCUP classification," Mrs. Gerardi said. She said that if the city council does establish again condition in St. Mary's Hospital. West Palm Beach: continued Thursday by Sheriff's Det. Melvin Lowman. Mrs. Moore was taken to the Hendry General Hospital, where she was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound in the middle of the forehead. She was taken to the east coast institution for emergency surgery. The shooting culminated a Jomcstic argument that began earlier in the evening, two daughters of the couple told Lowman and Deputy Harry Driggers. Moore was found dead in a pool ol blood in a room adjacent to that in which the 12 and 13 year old girls were preparing for bed at the time of the incident. Lowman said. John 1. Thornton, superintendent of the camp, said he was called to the company-owned residence, alter the shooting. Moore was shot in the neck. The .22 caliber weapon was said to have been under his legs when the lust area residents reached his body. Mrs. Moore fell several feet Iron) her husband. She was partially under a bed, the detective said. There were three shots fired from the revolver. One of the slugs was lound imbedded in the wall of the room where the shooting took place. Low-man said. Thornton said Moore had been employed by the Sugar Company lor about six years. He described the gunshot victim as "quiet and a good worker " An autopsy was to be performed on Moore at the Glades General Hospital, Belle Glade. RIVIERA BEACH - City-Clerk Mrs. Rose Gerardi said Thursday that the city council's action Wednesday evening to schedule another public hearing on the establishment of the Residential Community Unit Plan zone 1 RCUP i. does not directly concern the Continental Con- LAKE WORTH - Negotiations between the city and the Village of Palm Springs for a sanitary sewer tie-in will continue into next week, it was learned at a special city commission meeting Thursday night. Commissioners read over a proposed contract between the two municipalities, but were cautious about committal on several points. The contested areas will be discussed between City Atty. John Waddell and Palm Springs representatives informally. Mayor Robert C. Johnson said he would call the commission into special meeting Monday, if required, and possibly again next Wednesday. The commission has already booked Tuesday for a workshop session, instead of Thursday. Thanksgiving Day. Areas still open for discussion include method of payment for any changes in prepared plans, after construction starts, and the provision to increase rates by up to 20 per cent every three years, if warranted after review. Palm Springs officials have offered to forfeit a sanitary sewage franchise area south of 10th Avenue North and east of Congress Avenue. The area may be extended to include an area east of the Keller Canal. In other business the com-Tiission: Voted to instruct consulting engineers Mock, Roos & Searcy to complete repair work to areas affected by recent sewer installations by the Gorham Construction Co. The Demo Aide Finds Love WASHINGTON (UPIi -Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey may have lost the presidential race, but all was not lost for his private secretary. Marsha Ann Sheppard of Spindale. N.C. In her cross-country travels with Humphrey. Miss Sheppard met a UPI Washington newsman. William W. Greenwood, who was covering the campaign Thursdav Miss Sheppard and Greenwood announced their engagement. "We'll be getting married alter the first ol the v ear." Greenwood said. Gseen.vood. 26. who covers the S'ate Department and White House for the UPI audio network. aid he met his future wile aboard Humphrey's let aircratt on a campaign (light to California. Miss Sheppard. 24. has been Humphrey's private secretary tor three and a hall years. Greenwood was a news broadcaster in Washington and Jacksonville, before joining the UPI Washington staff a vearago. Mart Extends Shutdown Plan NEW YORK (AP) - The New York and American Stock Exchanges Thursday extended their one-day-a-week closings through December. They announced that, barring unforeseen developments, five-day-a-week operations would be resumed in January with daily trading periods shortened by 90 minutes. The exchanges have closed one day a week, mostly on Wednesday, since June, 12 to give brokers additional time in which to handle paperwork that has overwhelmed them because of record trading volume. Earlier in the year the exchanges temporarily curtailed their daily operations by 90 minutes for the same reason. Richard rlodder did not at- tend the meeting. In other business the council: Deferred action on a request from the City of Lake Worth for payment of $2,704.34 for sewage disposal charges. Lake Worth claims the money represents a retroactive one-cent increase on the sanitary sewer rate due since Oct. 6, 1967. Council members instructed attorney Gilbert Bro-phy to investigate the contract between the two communities, and report back at a workshop meeting in December. The council had earlier agreed to pav the increase 'starting Nov. 1,1968. , - Sidestepped further discussion on a request from the Town of Ocean Ridge for a radio hookup of the police departments. Ocean Ridge is currently being billed by the City of Bovnton Beach at the rate of $2,300 a year for providing the service to Ocean Ridge. Until the issue of payment has been settled. Mayor Brown suggested council hold off further negotiations. By PAUL PRICE Staff Writer BOYNTON BEACH - A human or mechanical error in programming a computer used by Bethesda Memorial Hospital resulted in overcharges for all "special care" patients for a time this summer. The overcharging and resulting refunds by the hospital came to light after rumors of flagrant overcharging had racked the local area. Floyd M. Kline, assistant administrator for fiscal affairs at Bethesda, acknowledged Thursdav that Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) patients at the hospital in July and August were overcharged. "This sounds like passing the buck to the computer" Kline said Thursday. "However, the facts are that we went on the computer for all patient billings as of July 1. There was a programming mistake that was with us for some time, but has now been clarified, I believe, in all instances." Kline cited a "for instance." A patient was in the ICU for which the daily charge was $75 per day I the rate was and is the same for special care in the CCU). When moved to a private room with bath, a "change order" was placed into the computer to lower the daily rate to the published $46.50. The computer would make the change for that day. The new $46.50 daily rate should have stayed. However, due to the programming error the computer would, except for the one day on which the "change order" was received, go back to the $75 daily rate. Overcharging resulted, obviously. "We regretted it," Kline said, "but it was one of those things that plagued us as we went to something new." The assistant administrator said that Bethesda has the lowest prices for care of any Palm Beach County hospital. And he emphasized that charges are the same for everybody. He said that Blue Cross has approved all room charges. Of Bethesda's total revenue, only 11 per cent comes from taxes, according to Kline. He Fire Victim Is Improved BELLE GLADE - The condition of Charles Haney, 58. who was burned when a fire swept through a two-room frame residence at 1708 NW Ave. F Place Wednesday, was reported improved Thursday at Glades General Hospital here. The victim is partially blind and suffers from cardiac condition, according to an attending physician. Mrs. Doris Spooner. who heads the Palm Beach County Welfare Office here, said her agency and the Red Cross are cooperating to obtain clothing and a place to live for Mrs. Sara Haney, 44, wife of the hospital patient. Mrs. Haney was visiting with friends when the blaze was discovered bv Deputy Police Chief D. Bill Mathis and Det. Lt. EdChisholm. At present Mrs. Haney is staying with neighbors. Woman Hurt In Taxi Mishap PAHOKEE - Mrs. Inez Jones, 56, of 1305 Belle Glade Road, is in Everglades Memorial Hospital here, after being struck by a southbound taxi on Highway 441 Wednesday. Florida Highway Patrol trooper Kenneth Buckner said the pedestrian was hit as she walked on the highway by a vehicle being operated by Ernest Miller. 42. of Johnson's Court, The Streamline. A northbound tractor-trailer driver, Thomas James Black-well, of Margate, told Buckner he was driving in the area at the time of the accident. The taxi driver had slowed due to the headlights of the oncoming truck. Buckner was told. There were no charges made against Miller. Buckner said the accident occurred about a mile south of the city limits. He said he was charging Mrs. Jones with being intoxicated in public. Delray Man Held DELRAY BEACH - A local man was in county jail late Thursday night in lieu of $1,000 bond, charged with shooting at his boss Thursday afternoon during a wage dispute at the Cooper Farms, suburban Bovnton Beach. Willie J. Woods. 24. of 142 S.W. 11th St.. turned himself over to Detective Sgt. Emilio Diamantis of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department after Gordon F. Cooper, owner of the Cooper Farms, was shot at Lt.Carl Bretzsaid. Woods was charged with aggravated assault, Bretzsaid. Teen Use Of Drugs Pointed Out DELRAY BEACH - Two pounds of LSD would render everyone in Los Angeles insane, according to Dr. Frank Kucera. one of the speakers at Seacrest High School said in a "Project Alert" meeting attended by 350 Thursday night. Dr. Kucera's estimate that 10 to 15 percent "of local high school students have at least experimented" with either marijuana, barbiturates or amphetamines was countered by Palm Beach County Sheriff William Heidtman. in his talk. Heidtman asserted the rate was closer to 50 per cent . Heidtman said that "closer to Dr. Kucera's figure is the rate we are finding it in junior high schools." The sheriff warned parents that every person present when marijuana is found would be charged with possession of the drug. He said that convictions are being handed down by the courts in the county on such illegal possession charges. Vessel Held At Caracas CARACAS. Venezuela AP) The Cuban vessel Alccrin and its 38-man crew remained under guard at the Port of Ca-rupano Thursday while authorities investigated whether she was trying to land guerrillas. The Alccrin was taken in what the government said was territorial waters Tuesday night by two gunboats, the Al-mirante Brion and the Cala-mar. The defense ministry said the Alccrin did not heed signals to stop or warning shots across the bow, and so fire was directed at the ship, causing some damage. A special commission from the defense ministry is inspecting the ship to see if she was equipped to land guerrillas, or was fishing, as a strong protest from Havana said she was. Car Hits Pole; Driver Charged LAKE WORTH - A 23-year-old local man was treated for bruises and minor injuries and later released from John F. Kenendy Memorial Hospital late Thursday night after crashing his car into a city light pole on S, Dixie Highway near its intersection with Uth Avenue South, about 8:30p.m. police said. Boston G. Bntton of 1241 South C St. was charged with failure to have his car under control and drag racing." according to Sgt. Harvey Bertram. Britton was allegedly drag-racing with a 16-year-old male juvenile when his car left the roadway after failing to negotiate at turn at the curve near the intersection of S. Dixie and 11th Ave. Sgt. Bertram said the car, which was estimated to be traveling between 60 and 70 miles per hour, severed the light pole, then spun around and headed in a northerly direction on S. Dixie. The juvenile also was charged with drag racing, Bertramsaid. Britton's 1958 car was reported to be a total loss. Dress Taboos BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) -Both Jordan and Syria came out Thursday against miniskirts in schools. Jordan's Amman University announced slacks, makeup and miniskirts were taboo on campus, while girl students were warned against wearing miniskirts in schools at Damascus, Syria. The Palm Beach Post 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Fla. 33402 Published every morning Mcept Saturday and Sunday by Perry Pub. "cailonj, Inc., at J7S1 ni.TJli?' y. We,. Palm 2ru'ixS& Second ! W. Pata Probe Continues In Fatal Shooting 12th St. showed no emotion as the judge pronounced sentence in the early afternoon, but a girl friend at the rear of the courtroom burst into tears. He was convicted by a 12-member jury of 10 men and two women last week after a two-day trial. The jury made no recommendation for mercy. Pinkney. flanked by two sheriff's detectives, was remanded to the county jail to await transfer to the state prison and death row at Raif-ord. Execution is by the electric chair. Four other men from Palm Beach County are already under sentence of death at the prison. They are included in a total of 56 men awaiting the penalty. Rape in Florida carries an automatic death penalty, but also an automatic appeal to the State Supreme Court. Pinkney will be represented in his appeal by attorney Walter N. Colbath Jr.. the man who defended him during his trial. According to testimony Pinkney had raped the woman at her grandmother's residence in West Palm Beach July 14 while she was visiting from North Carolina. Pinkney, testifying in his own behalf, said the woman "submitted willingly to sexual intercourse." She testified, however, that he forced her at knife-point and she put up no resistance lor "fear of losing her life." No death penalties have been carried out in the state since 1964. Executions have been staved since August, 1967. when U.S. District Judge William A. McRae Jr. of Jacksonville signed such an order. The stay resulted from a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People INAACP) that is presently before the courts. They claim the death penalty i " violation of constitutional rights. Council Names Contract Voices PALM SPRINGS -By a 5-0 vote, councilmen Thursday night authorized Edwin Emerson and Village Clerk Mary Lou Seaman to discass a proposed sanitary sewer tie-in contract with Lake Worth officials. The proposed contract was read at the regular council meeting. In other action the council voted to advertise for bids for replacement of sewer lines in the area of Henthorne and Granada Drives and appointed Mrs. Mary Jane Hauser to the recreation board. Faith Healer Dies AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (APi Miss Greet Hofmans, the faith healer whose activities provoked a royal crisis in the Netherlands 12 years go, was buried Thursday. She died Saturday, aged 73. the stores would be of "high class'' caliber. The 10 acres of reclaimed swamp ground was part of a land purchase made by the town in 1951 at a total cost of $63,000. according to Councilman Irving Ashauer. The entire purchase included the public beach and parking area. "Before the land is sold or leased for development, I would prefer to see a referendum vote on it," Ashauer said. He indicated interest in the proposal, Mayor Charles Brown and Councilman Charles Potter both expressed the opinion that a referendum would be favorable. If the development takes place, revenue from taxes will provide a much' needed increase in town revenue. Lasseter is to present several alternate proposals to the council to coasider at a later date. They will include 'an offer to purchase the land, and alternate methods of leasing over a 99-year period. Council-men Vernon Jannotta and the RCUP classification, it can be used anywhere in the city that it might be approved. This means, she pointed out, that Con-Dev will have to reappear before the council and request that its property on Singer Island be given the RCUP designation, rather than the current Rl AA zoning, which prohibits further development of the condo-mium-type community. The Con-Dev property was rezoned to the RCUP classification in 1967, but the circuit court decided last week that the RCUP classification in itself was invalid, thus returning the Con-Dev property to its original classification of Rl AA and halting construction. In other business Wednesday night, the council approved payment of $3,550 to Ryder Steen to settle his lease of city property at the municipal beach. Steen. who owns Steen's Seafood Restaurant, is leasing property that must be cleared by early spring, in order to satisfy the conditions of a lease signed by the city with Con-Dev for a beachfront development. Vote Machines To Be Cheeked STUART - The three voting machines to be used in Tuesday's City of Stuart primary will be inspected by the candidates at 10 a.m. Saturday, acting city manager Edwin Glasscock said Thursday. Glasscock said he has notified all candidates and city commissioners of the inspection and sealing of machines at the Martin County Courthouse. Voting in the primary will be at the Stuart Youth Center on Flagler Avenue from 7 a in. to 7 p.m. Eight candidates, including incumbents Dan McClure and Ray Cooke, are vying for the two commission seats. Other candidates are Walter Robinson. Kenneth Stmimell. Charles Foster and George, lluss. lor Group 1. John Mann and W'halen. tor Group 2. Five candidates are in the Group 1 race and the others are in the Group 2 race. LAKE HARBOR - Investigation into the fatal shooting at the Ritta Camp of the United States Sugar Corp.. Wednesday, that left Albert Moore. 35. dead and his wile. Marv Moore. 2!). in critical Heavy Hums Fatal To Alan BELLE GLADE - A 63-year-old lann worker who sut-tercd third degree burns over most ol his body Sunday w hen a tractor engine ignited died at Glades General Hospital Thursday morning Robert Picklord of the Grossinger and Sons Farms apparently had been trying to clean the engine with gasoline when the engine ignited and burst into Haines, according In Sheriffs Deputy Ray No-land . The I lames spread quickly in Picklord s clothing alter the gasoline ignild. police reported He then ran to a drainage canal nearby, jumped in and staggered for more than a mile to Brown Farm Boat w here a passerby lound him. Shipments Listed WINTER HAVEN U'PIl -Processors shipped 1.643.292 gallons of frozen concentrated orange juice last week the Florida Canners Association reported Thursday. Retail shipments occounted for 1.284.633 gallons of the total. This pushed retail shipments for the year to 77.905.-145 gallons, and total shipments for the year to 98.267.-389 gallons. New $2-Million Complex Planned AtLantana Site By JACK OWEN Bureau Chief LANTANA - Preliminary talks regarding a proposed $2-million shopping and apartment complex to occupy 10 acres of town dump land on A-1-A and Ocean Avenue, were held at a council workshop meeting Thursday night. William Lasseter Jr., of Lasseter Construction Co., West Palm Beach, made tentative proposals to the council. Lasseter constructed the Sunshine Square and Town and Country Shopping centers at Bovnton Beach and Lake Worth'. Development plans shown to council members included an eight-story circular apartment building containing 140 apartments. The building would be similar to the Presidential Apartments in Palm Beach, Lassetersaid. The apartment complex would be at the western end of the 10 acres, separating Hypo-luxo Island homesites from a proposed commerical area and parking lot. Lasseter said Parochial School May Close withdrawn from teaching at St. Francis of Assisi in June. 1969." "As a result." Lewis continued, "efforts are being made by the school board of the Archdiocese of Miami, including Archbishop Carroll, to obtain the services of another community of sisters to avoid the fate as indicated in the lptter sent t o parents. ' ' Continued From Page 1 what he termed "the facts as I know them" and read in part as follows: "The Mother General and the Sisters of Charity have indicated that because of a shortage of teaching sisters, it is most likelv. in fact very likely, that this particular community of sisters will be

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