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Saturday, November 23, 1968
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2-Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, Nov. 23, 1968 P Star Chamber Session On Leaky Center Held iW i.-in O.-WU When asked why these local roofers were not used exclusively in the auditorium business, since there was so much confidence in their work. Tyre would only reply: "Next question." Local roofing representatives attending Friday's closed session were Carpenters Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.: Boy's Roofing & Sheet Metal Works Inc.: Hawthorne Roofing. Heating i- Air Conditioning Co. and Graham & Durrancelnc. Hawthorne '..'as the roofing subcontractor to Butler & Oenbrink Inc.. primary contractors to the auditorium. After an hour, themeeang was adjourned to the i dditori-um. where the men were to inspect the roof. in June and were an "asphalt-type'" After the session Tyre said he placed "more confidence in local contractors than various manufacturers and distributors throughout the country. I think our people know more the type of roof we need than someone in Pennsylvania or New Jersey." i stalled termed roof. J III W; t: :i ; : I ) ! ' I, .... 3 J j .,. I K- JL 1 (Vv l LJ r 'Mi V Staff Photo By Robert K. Odcsby Samples, Shelly Banister and Susan Wil-lits. In the foreground from left are Nancy Morris, Betsy Fuller and Bonni Gardner. TITLE ASPIRANTS - Vying for the Homecoming Queen title at Riviera Beach High School on Thanksgiving Day will be the following coeds; from left in the rear are Penny Meissner, Donna 4 X lir-? JfH V If Co. Interested Marina Proposal first eight acres are now filled. In making his marina proposal. Maull pointed out that Boca Raton, a boating community, does not have one place other than in Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, in the southern section, where an owner can have his boat A tight-lipped West Palm Beach City Manager William H. Tyre stalled off the press and public Friday and called a closed meeting with four local roofers to discuss possible solutions to the city auditorium's leaky roof. Acting as a buffer to the press. City Engineering Director William Goodloe delivered Tyre's official statement as to why the meeting was to be secret. "It's strictly an engineering, technical meeting." Goodloe explained. "They may kick around a lot of ideas which we don't want the public to know now." When pressed for further details. Goodloe would only comment that "there's too muchcont roversy." Tyre mentioned the possibility of calling such a conference about a month ago. but since then has denied there have been any new developments. Tyre announced Tuesday that a previous secret session had been called Tuesday night between the city's consulting attorneys. Cone. Wagner. Nugent, Johnson, MeKeown & Dell, and the auditorium advisory board where the attorneys explained the legal ramifications in determining which party is liable for the damages in the auditorium construction. The advisory board had earlier requested that such a meeting be called for Wednesday, but Tyre said he would refuse the board's request and consistently insisted that no such meeting would be called at all. The advisory board, incensed by reports that the latest check revealed about 112 leaks in the auditorium roof, had requested the meeting with the attorneys to lea in just what was being done about the damages. Contacted Friday after the session with the local roofers. Tyre said: "Sometime in the very near future, after we have evaluated this conference. I will make a recommendation to the City Commission that we immediatley proceed to go out for bids for a permanent, watertight roof." Goodloe reported that the roofers in general had recommended a roofing system "independent of the roof deck." such as Barrett's Chem-Ply. a sample of which was installed on the roof 11 months ago. The engineering director added that roofers recommended against an asphalt-type roof. Two large panels of Tropiglas, purported to be a permanent, watertight correction for the roof, were in- Bond Is Reduced In Game Riot Case BELLE GLADE - The bond for Guadalupe Esparza, 46, of G-5 Osecola Center, charged with inciting to riot by city police, was reduced from $15,000 to $1,500 here Friday by Magistrate Court Judge James L.Tyson Jr. Esparza appeared before the court for the reading of his rights and requested the bond reduction, which was granted. Monday, a West Palm Beach attorney appeared before Judge Tyson and requested a similar reduction on the same charge made against John Isaac McKilven, 33, of 552 SW 8th St. It was granted. The two men were arrested as the result of a riot that followed the Lakeshore-Roosevelt High School football game here Nov. 15. Staff Photo by Ursula S'-i-mann transpired was available afterwards. Shown leaving the session are Ralph Carpenter of Carpenter's Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc.; Tobe Durrance of Graham and Durrance Inc., and Victor Kinsey of Boy's Roofing and Sheet Metal Works Inc. AFTER SECRET SESSION - Several roofing specialists of the area met with West Palm Beach City Manager William H. Tyre and other city officials Friday to discuss the leaky roof of the West Palm Beach Auditorium. The meeting was called without notice, closed to the press and public and no report on what Thomas Libel Suit Ruling Expected Three Persons Injured In Five-Car LW Crash Roy Cohn Charged Of Fraud NEW YORK 1AP1 - Millionaire attorney Roy Cohn. one-time aide to the late Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. R-Wis.. was accused in a federal conspiracy indictment Friday of fraudulent linancial dealings. The criminal prosecution apparently was a followup to a civil action in which Cohn was found guiltv with Victor Muscat and Edward Krock ol conspiring to use the Fifth Avenue Coach Lines Inc. for their own purposes. They were enjoined last July against any further such operations. New York City paid $33 million lor Fifth Avenue Coach in condemnation proceedings and took over its Manhattan hus lines. The Securities and Exchange Commission asserted that about $116 million remained alter debts and that Cohn and his associates diverted about $5 million to their ow n interests. Cohn was a director of Filth Avenue and Krock its treasurer The criminal indictment charged fraud in payments by Fifth Avenue and other firms to Cohn and his law firm, ostensibly lor an illegal payoff to a "state court official" to obtain favorable action in stockholders suits against Filth Avenue. ' Cohn. 41. was accused in a 10-count indictment of conspiring to violate federal securities laws and making false statements in official corporate reports. The maximum penaltv upon conviction is 38 years in prison and $55.(100 in ' lines. Krock. 56. of North Brook-field Mass.. was indicted with Cohn on charges of being responsible for the filing of false linancial statements. The three-count indictment carries a - niarii-rnum six years and $30,000 in fines. Market Robbed Of $200 DKLRAY BEACH - Area law enforcement officers were on the lookout late Friday night lor a robber who took more than $200 liom the Food Fair Supermarket located at 1500 N. Federal Highway about 2:30 p.m. Friday. A Palm Beach County Sheriffs Dept. spokesman said that a man described by witnesses as a white male, about 28 to 30 years old. with a bushy mustache and lull suU' burns, weighing about 140 pounds, about five leet eight inches in height, and wearing a plaid coat jacket over a dark gray sweater, walked to the check cashing counter of the lood store and handed the store manager a note saying "this is a hold-up" and handed him a brown paper bag to put the money in. The manager. Phil Linden-berger. told investigation ol lice rs that the man appeared to have an automatic pistol in his right hand which was underneath his shirt. After Lindenberger handed him the bag filled with the money, the robber fled to the rear ol the building and left the scene at a high rate ol speed in a light blue car. the sheriffs spokesman said Two store employes attempted to pursue the robber in their cars, the spokesman said, but lost sight of his vehicle. 99th Traffic Death Posted LAKE WORTH The death of Mrs. Ciladvs Nugent Child. 72. of 1610 15th Ave. N.. was listed Friday bv the Florida Highway Patroi as the 99th traffic fatality in Palm Beach County this year. Mrs. Child died Thursday in John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital as the result of injuries suffered in a traffic am dent in Lake Worth Nov. 13. Her husband. Andrew M Child. 73. injured in the same accident, was listed in "fair condition Friday by hospital officials. The sheriffs department said a car driven by Mrs. Child struck the auto driven by Albert Adams of 1512 South K. St.. Lake Worth, on 10th Avenue North. Adams reportedly was signaling for a left turn when the accident occurred. Adams and two passengers were uninjured. Candidate Decides To Withdraw Name FORT PIERCE - Sam Carter has withdrawn from the Dec. 3 municipal election. He had been a candidate for city commissioner from the northside. . Carter had challenged incumbent commissioner Jackie Cay Mm. The Siekkinen vehicle veered north on Dixie after being hit and struck a car operated bv Benjamin Paulson. 73. of 2681 NE 48th St.. Pompano Beach. Neither Paulson or his wife. Amy. 62. was reported injured. serviced with gas. other than inland. City Manager Alan Alford said Friday the details of the possible awarding of a contract have not been worked out. It was his opinion that the city could enter into private arrangement without going through the bid process. Nugent, attorney for Thomas, denied the senator owned or had any interest in The Reporter, a north county weekly newspaper. Thomas had asked for a summary judgment removing him from the lawsuit lor those reasons. The suit was filed earlier by Riviera Beach Councilman Louise Kimmist who charged that two articles appearing in October issues of the paper were "false, malicious" and "held her up to public ridicule and contempt." Nugent said supporting affidavits by Thomas and the editor of the Reporter. James Smollon. denied any interests in the paper by the senator. He charged affidavits by Riviera Beach Councilman George Bowe. his wile Polly Bowe and a friend of theirs. Roy R. Burnsed. were nothing but "hearsay." They claimed Carl Belles, an employe of the paper, told them at a social gathering that Thomas was buying The Reporter. Belles has denied he made such a statement. Also named as defendants in the suit are Smollon and contributing writer Jack Zeman. 2 Miners Killed SAPPORO, Japan il'PI -Two miners were killed Friday in a coal mine cave-in on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. 2 Dogs, 8 Children Cause Court Action Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Rogert S. Hewitt said Friday he will issue an order next week deciding whether State Sen. Jerry Thomas will remain as co-de-lendant in a $1 million libel suit. His statement followed a brief hearing in which Charles Whisky Case Involves Two RIVIERA BEACH - One of the two area men arrested late Thursday by Riviera Beach police in connection with the Nov. 19 theft of two cases of whisky from the Inlet Bar. 366 E. Blue Heron Blvd. was free Fridav after posting $2,000 bond. Neil Crocker. 21. of 404 S. Military Trail, was charged with grand larceny, according to Riviera Beach Detective Sgt. Al Kuschel. Remaining in jail late Friday night in lieu of $2,000 bond was Robert F. Gable. 25. of 2104 Wellington Road. He was arrested at the bar Thursday night after a search of his vehicle, which was parked outside the bar, revealed the two cases of whisky, a quantity of barbiturates and marijuana, police said. Gable was charged with grand larceny, possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana and possession of barbiturates. Gulf Oil In Boca By DAVE TATHAM Bureau Chief BOCA RATON - Next step in the possible development of an eight-acre parcel of land owned by the city behind the Filth Ave. Shopping Center as a privately operated marina under a proposed lease arrangement is to be taken by the interested marina con-terns. Several companies, which have interests in marina developments, including Gulf Oil Co.. have shown an interest in the proposed project suggested Monday but formally proposed at the Tuesday night council meeting bv Mayor Harold Maull. The mayor has proposed that a marina be located at the site on Lake Wyman. A marina he and another local man proposed to build and operate there fell by the wayside belore Maull became a councilman in 1964. At that time, when he was a member of the Planning and Zoning Board. Maull and his associate proposed a $250,000 marina-restaurant-boat sale complex be built under a land lease arrangement. Maull. who said he has no sell interest in his recently proposed marina plan, met with representatives of the Gull Oil Co. Thursday and made an on-the-spot inspection of the site. They reportedly viewed the proposal with interest. The location is in an area east of the Boca Raton Theater, and has a road access to it. It is abutted by approximately 58 acres owned by the Florida Inland Navigation District i FIND which the city eventually hopes to attain. Release of the first eight acres is completed except tor transfer ol the deed. I'nder the mayor's proposed plan, which he suggested to his fellow councilman at their regular Monday morning coffee session, a marina concern would construct and operate the complex at its own expense and pay the city for leasing the land. The city in turn would use the lease funds to obtain the 50 acres which FIND has unofficially olfered the city, if the city will dredge the abutting Intracoastal Waterway from its estimated depth of 12 feet to 16 feet The city would use its dredge, which it hopes to buy this winter primarily to dredge out the Boca Raton Inlet, to deepen the waterway. Dredge material taken from the waterway would be dumped on the 50 acres, which the navigational district has designated as "spoil" land because of its low areas. The Queen Contest Slated In Glades BELLE GLADE - For the first time, the annual Junior Orange Bowl Queen contest w ill be held in Jamison Hall at the Community Methodist Church here beginning at 8 o'clock tonight. Mrs. Pat Anderson De Vos will be in charge of the annual program, in which two girls from here w ill qualify to take part in the Miss Junior Orange Bowl contest in Coral Gables. Nov. 30. Girls over 12 years of age. who will not reach their 14th birthday prior to Jan. 1. are eligible to take part in the contest. Mrs. De Vos said a trophy will also be given to Junior Miss Belle Glade, who may be one of the two winners selected for the Orange Bowl Damage to the Stansell and Siekkinen cars was estimated at $1,000 each, according to Sgt. Bertram. $400 to the Medicino auto, and $2011 each for the Morris and Paulson cars. - The accident is under investigation. what appears to be essentially a problem involving Mrs. Dreher's children. 'nH"' s no authority n this court over juveniles. " Mrs. Dreher had earlier been sentenced to pay a fine of $100 or spend 20 days in jail on the dog nuisance charge, with the fine suspended to $50 on the condition that Mrs. Dreher get rid of her two dogs within two weeks. Neighbor Robert Anderson of 2720 NE 4th St. had brought the dog nuisance action. The charge to which Mrs. Dreher pleaded guilty was that the dogs created "boisterous, loud and disturbing" noises and created "a filthy and unsanitary condition." The disorderly conduct charges stemmed from a Nov. 7 incident in which it was alleged that abusive language was used and the peace of the neighborhood was disturbed. In consultation at the bench. Mrs. McKenna had told Durkin that the Juvenile Court would "look into the Dreher matter." Mrs. Dreher pleaded guilty to the disorderly conduct counts without the case being heard. Durkin sentenced Mrs. Dreher to pay $50 fine of spend 10 days in jail on the first disorderly count. But the judge suspended $25 of the line ol the condition that Mrs. Dreher "vacate" the neighborhood and change her lite and conduct pattern. On the second disorderly count, Durking suspended the $.')0 or live days sentence on the condition of probation lor one year. "You must move from your present neighborhood, and additionally you control yourself and restrain your children." , The Palm Beach Post-Times 2751 S. Dinn Highway Wttl Palm Smelt, Flo. 33402 Publishtd tvvry Saturday ond Sunday morning by Perry Publications, ln at 2751 S. Dial Highway, Wcit Palm Beach, Flo., in combination with The Palm Beach Poit ond The Palm Beach Timet 01 The Palm Beach Post Times. Entered as second class mail ot West Palm Beoch. Subscription rotes ond additional information on Editorial Page. LAKE WORTH - Three persons were admitted to John F. Kennedy Hospital Friday night following a five-car pile up at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Lucerne Avenue at 7: 14 p.m. Admitted to the hospital were Vivian 11. Stansell. 41. of 3117 Meadow Road. West Palm Beach, who was reported in fair condition with bruises: Emit Siekkinen. 74, of 620 Ridge St.. Lake Worth, reported in fair condition with broken ribs; his wile. Lempi. 75. also reported in fair condition with a broken collarbone and ribs and stomach pains. Eight other persons in the accident were reportedly not injured. According to witnesses, the auto driven by Mrs. Stansell was travelling north on Dixie and collided with the car operated b Siekkinen. who was headed west on Lucerne Avenue. The Stansell vehicle caromed from the impact hitting two other cars at the intersection. One was driven by Robert V.. Morris. 43. of 27i Plum Tree Drive. Lantana. and the other bv Clement J. Medicino, 41. of 6M24 High Ridge Road. Lake Worth. Neither Morris, his passenger or Medicino and three members of his family, who were in his car, suffered injuries, according to the investigating officer. Traffic Sgt. Harvey Bertram. City Woman Is Charged LAKE WORTH - Mrs. Elaine B. Jones. 38, of 925 Macy St.. West Palm Beach, was charged Friday night with causing an accident by failing to yield the right of way and driving while intoxicated after a three-carcrash here. Mrs. Jones, at 7:30 p.m., allegedly failed to yield the right of way at a red light at the intersection of 5th Avenue South and South II St., Lake Worth, and in so doing stuck the cir of Carl R. Brigham, 23. of 1501 Avenue H West.. Riviera Beach, pashing and forcing it into a head-on collision with a car driven bv Eli J. Beaumont. 64. of 6700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. Investigating officer Patrolman R. T. Baker of the Lake Worth Police Department reported Brigham suffered a dislodged tooth. He and his wife, Patricia, 23, received lacerations and bruises. Approximately $800 damage was done to their car which has been estimated as a total loss. With them was their three-year-old son, Keith, who was uninjured. BOYNTON BEACH - Mrs. Elaine Dreher may have enough trouble with eight children and two dogs But Mrs. Dreher's troubles were compounded here Friday in an appearance in Municipal Court. She has to get rid of the dogs. She has to move from 3721 NE 4th St. She was fined. And she is on probation for one year. Accompanied by Fred Daily, an attorney, Mrs. Dreher pleaded guilty to a dog nuisance charge, and two counts of disorderly conduct. Judge Martin Durkin heard the disorderly conduct cases after Mrs. Dreher and Daily had met with twi complainants. Mrs. Bruce Reed ol 2730 NE 4th St. and Mrs Robert Anderson of 2720 NE 4th St.. neighborhood witnesses, and Mrs. Patricia McKenna. counselor with the Palm Beach County Juvenile Court, in a room adjoining the court room. Durkin had instructed the members to meet to "try to work out some sort of a compromise.'' In directing the meeting the judge said, "I'm reluctant to assume the responsibility for Tax Case To Court Good Samaritan Hospital filed a plea for an injunction in Circuit Court Friday to block Palm Beach County from collecting what hospital officials described as an illegal tax. The officials contended the $13,426 tax. computed from a $750,000 property assessment is "unconstitutional ' and the county's claim should be declared void. The officials said state law exempts tax on a charitable organization and so described the hospital. The injunction also seeks to block subsequent taxation by the county. 105 Injured YOKKAICHI, Japan UPI - Police reported 105 persons were injured Friday in a head-on collision of two sightseeing buses in this western prefec ture capital suff Photo By FiullTIc fle-like corcrete revetment pieces are put back into place. A major portion of the revetment work has been completed by the West Palm Beach contractor. However, heavy seas in past weeks have thrown the repair job behind schedule. SLOW AND BACK-BREAKING - Moving stones by hand is a slow and tedious job, albeit necessary, as workmen from Murphy Construction Co. bring "to grade" repairs on Delray Beach's oc-eanfront revetment. The stones are placed to absolute grade before the waf-

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