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Tuesday, November 26, 1968
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2-Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1968 City To Ask For Bids For Center Roof Coating Saigon Expected At Talks vored a product similar to the A conference of four local roofing contractors was called Friday by the city. Recommendations were solicited from the roofers on what would be most suitable for waterproofing the roof. Goodloe reported at that time that most contractors fa It is expected that court action will result from investigation by the consulting legal firm of Cone. Wagner. Nugent. Johnson. McKeown & Dell, although the potential defendants have not been named and a suit has not been filed to date. sample of which was installed on the roof early in the year. Commissioner Eugene Potter suggests that bid specifications be "real tight so we can weed out every little Tom. Dick and Harry who wants to sell some roofing material." v.fy - J New Lighting Ordered For Cove Flagler Curve left, presented 50-year pins to Cecil Johnson, center, and A. C. King. Also participating were Kenneth Moye, of Lake Worth, president of the state Council of Carpenters, and Warren Conary of Stuart, state organizer. LONG SERVICE - Carpenters Local 1308, Lake Worth, honored two members, each of whom has belonged to the union for 50 years. At a dinner at the Famous Restaurant, John E. Sheppard of Miami, international representative, feasibility of installing a flashing warning light before the curve. The curve was the scene of an automobile accident Saturday. Two weeks ago it was the scene of two fatalities when a car plunged into the lake, and prior to that another automobile swerved into a streetlight. Commissioner Eugene Potter was at least temporarily overruled when he suggested the curve be straightened. He immediate installation of reflector lights along a curve in the Cove area of Flagler Drive which was the scene of three accidents within a month, was authorized Monday by the West Palm Beach City Commission. City Traffic Engineer Ronald Schutta was directed to install the reflectors along the east curve of the northbound lane just south of 1st Street. He also is to investigate the o i in ? m r dctiooi noara i o unnose FEA Negotiations Plans Bv PATRICIA PRESTON Staff Writer The first concrete step toward a permanent watertight roof on the West Palm Beach Auditorium was taken Monday when the city commision authorized advertising for bids on a product to replace the present waterproofing additive. The product and its installation is estimated to cost from $100,000 to $125,000 Financing of the project is expected to be from either the city's general contingency fund or a short-term loan. City Manager William H. Tyre, who recommended bid action, said. "We have a big season coming up. We have a leaky roof and a lot of equipment which has been damaged or might be damaged by heavy rain." Tyre said he was assured by the city's consulting attorneys, who are investigating legal action for damages in auditorium construction, that permanent correction of the roof would not interfere with or jeopardize the city's legal position. Commissioner Fred O. Easley Jr. asked: "What assurance can we get that this roof we're talking about will be watertight or leak-proof?" City Engineering Director William Goodloe replied that the city would not ask for an ordinary, standard roofing bond but would require a guarantee of 20-year performance on product and labor with responsibility for all repairs within that time. Commissioner C. Harold Earnest recommended the short-term loan in lieu of using the contingency fund. "I'm worried about using the contingency fund which is set up for emergencies. If we borrow, of course. I know we have to pay it back but we can cut back and economize." Tyre, although reluctant to consider a short-term loan, said such action would be feasible if the money were paid back from the contingency fund before the end of the fiscal year I in October.' Tyre said $205,550 is available in the contingency and $75,000 in the emergency reserve fund. Mayor David H. Brady asked: "Are we going to assume the responsibility ior selecting the material or does our architect (Bertrand Goldberg from Chicago' still work for us'.'" Tyre replied. "We would not bring the architect into this." Bid advertisements are expected to go out within two weeks. Tyre said the question of financing would again be brought betore the Proposals Given On City Appearance report on their effectiveness has been issued. Board Vice Chairman Robert R. Johnson of West Palm Beach reported that he was "very, very nervous" when negotiations are discussed. "I will oppose i negotiations) in every form." he said, and "I believe the present legislative delegation will also." The other two board members. Mrs. Sadie Grable and Robert M. Hooker, nodded approval. Other recommendations approved included suggestions that: The board be permitted to hold official meetings outside of West Palm Beach, the county seat, but within the boundaries of the county ; The superintendent's office also be established outside the city limits, if desired . but still within the county : Millage elections be abolished, up to 10 mills taxation. Two recommendations proposed by the Government Study Commission i CISC i and also suggested by administrators, were tabled until a full public meeting of the legislators, board and administrators can be scheduled next month. They are for a seven-man school board, and that the superintendent be appointed by the board, rather than elected by the voters. The administration also asked for a nonpartisan board, rather than the partisan board recommended by the GSC. Most other recommendations concerned business affairs. Continued From Page 1 agreements are a necessity, but added that he objected toa "statute." Use of the word statute suggests the National Labor Relations Board, and labor-law head knocking in a defiant atmosphere. Thorp said. Turning to the emergency certification law. which was adopted to keep schools open during the spring teacher walkout. Orr said that teachers regard it as an "insult to our profession." Even in the worst epidemic, biology teachers would not be qualified to treat sick people. Orr said, declaring that it was just as immoral to inflict immeasurable damage on students by exposing them to unprepared instructors. "We never felt the need for issuing emergency certificates to students with only 30 hours of college credit during natural disasters such as hurricanes." he said. Supt. Lloyd Early told Orr he objected to his statement thata negotiation agreement is necessary to keep communications open between the board and its teachers. "We are keeping the line of communications open." Early said, reporting he made efforts to communicate with two board members. "When the relationship between the board and the teachers improve, the morale will improve," Orr told Early. The superintendent has held three area mass meetings with teachers in an attempt to improve morale, but no official recommended the median strip be "slimmed down" so the cars could negotiate the turn more easily. "It comes back to us: Do we have to protect the people who will not protect themselves'" Potter estimated that thinning the median would cost $4,000. Mrs. T. N'orley. a member of the city's traffic committee, urged the commission to act on a "very strong" resolution passed by the committee that "something dramatic" be installed at thecurve. "I recognize your concern for beauty in the area but I think flashing lights are preferable to bodies being pulled out of the lake," Mrs. N'orley said Although Commissioner Fred O. Easley Jr. at first was strongly in favor of "leaving it like it is," he finally agreed to the recommendation of installing reflectors at the curve. "I would rather not have any more contamination (signaling and signing) down there than there already is. Thirty miles per hour is safe and I urgently recommend we leave it alone and those who want to try it over the speed limit, let them suffer the consequences," Easley said. But Potter said his concern was for the pedestrian and the motorist who were victims of careless and drunken drivers. Among the recommendations which were temporarily set aside were the installation of a guard rail as suggested by City Engineering Director William Goodloe and the installation of a "Dangerous Curve" sign as suggested by Commissioner Reid Moore Jr. Brick Hurled Toward Judge BERLIN (APi - A brick was hurled Monday through an apartment window of a judge who sentenced West Berlin's fiery Beate Klarsleld to a year in jail for slapping Chancellor Kurt George Kies-inger. The brick was intended for West Berlin City Judge Eber-hard Drygalla. police said. Mrs. Klarsleld. 29. swatted Kiesinger in the eye Nov. 7 at a convention of his Christian Democratic partv. She said she intended to provoke a trial to publicize Kiesinger s Nazi past Kiesinger. 64. was a Nazi partv member from 1933 to the end ol the World War II. Earlier this year, the red-haired woman was dragged from the public gallery of the West German parliament, in Bonn after screaming "Nazi Kiesinger " as millions ol television viewers watched. For slapping Kiesinger. Mrs. Klarsleld was sentenced to a year in jail but was released pending an appeal. PARIS (AP) - While Hanoi is berating the United States for not proceeding now with the new-round peace talks. Western diplomats believe North Vietnam, too, wants a Saigon delegation at the expanded conference. And thre is widespread expectation here that South Vietnam after a delay running on toward a month soon will announce its intention to send a mission to Pans. The U.S administration expects the Saigon government to announce soon it is now ready to join the peace talks in Paris. Whether this will happen in hours or in days nobody ventures to say. But the best guess seems to be that the Saigon announcement will come this week. High State Department sources, in reporting this, cautioned that, as one of them put it, "not everything has been worked out." One stressed that, "Nothing is firmly fixed as yet ." The official advised "utmost caution" because of the disappointment on Oct. 31. At that time, he recalled, Washington had every reason to believe President Nguyen Van Thieu had agreed to the "package" of halting the bombing of North Vietnam and transforming the bilateral Pans talks into a four-party affair. This proposal, agreed to by Hanoi, had the United States and South Vietnam on one side of the table, and North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front on the other. The Americans had to postpone the four-party parley, slated under President Johnson's Oct. 31 bomb halt package to open Nov. 6, because of a boycott by South Vietnam's President Nguyen Van Thieu. U.S. diplomats have since been prodding Thieu to send a delegation. With a Viet Cong National Liberation Front delegation here ready and waiting for the broadened parley, the North Vietnamese are blaming the United States. The North Vietnamese delegation's political adviser, Le Due Tho. returned from Hanoi via Moscow over the weekend with a demand that "the U.S. government immediately agree to hold the four-party conference originally set for Nov. 6." Hanoi's chief negotiator, Xuan Thuy, accased Washington of breaking a commitment. But neither the North Vietnamese who originally wanted to start the conference at a date later than Nov. 6 nor the NLF delegations are showing any signs of going home. U.S. sources say the North Vietnamese fully realize that in order to bargain about matters involving South Vietnam they will have to deal with representatives from the South Vietnamese government. Anticipation that Thieu is getting ready to announce South Vietnam's attendance comes from several sources, the most important of which is the mood in Saigon itself South Vietnamese newspapers are reported to be giving favorable plav to Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford's news panel statements Sunday about according Saigon a leading role in some peace conference matters. South Vietnam's premier, Tran Van Huong, is quoted as saying that Saigon could discuss internal political questions with a delegation from the NLF. The issues of NLF status and Saigon's role at the talks have been the main points raised in Thieu's objections. Hong Kong Flu Takes 5 Lives PHILADELPHIA in -An outbreak of a new viral disease known as the Hong Kong flu has hit 263 of the 830 residents of the city's home for the aged, claiming the lives of five of them, Philadelphia's deputy health commissioner reported Monday. Dr. Lewis D. Polk confirmed an outbreak of the disease at the Kiverview Home. He said a laboratory analysis showed the outbreak during mid-November was from the new type virus which has symptoms similar to influenza. Dr. Alfred Bogucki. chief of the City Division of Epidemiology, verified that the flu has struck patients in a children's hospital and two local colleges. He did not identify them. Graduate Hospital reported a heavv incidence of sore throats and fever, typical of the new virus. In New Jersey, Dr. Roscot P. Kandle said that 175 of the 1.300 patients at the New Lisbon. N.J., Colony for Retarded children were stricken. Four Persons Killed In Egyptian Rioting Ex-Nazi Released The Community Appearance Study Committee Monday presented its preliminary recommendations on the setting up of a Community Appearance Board to the West Palm Beach City Commission at its workshop session. Architect. Howard L. Lewis Jr., committee spokesman., described the proposed board as in an advisory and encouraging group, instead of a legal body which would enforce an ordinance. "The first approach is for a design review board which would be advisory. We hope to educate owners and builders to improve their buildings. There will be no new laws on the books, but if this fails, we can drop back to that solution." Lewis said. Commissioner Fred O. Eas-ley Jr., who sponsored establishing of such a board, concurred with the architect's suggestions although he was "championing an outright or-dinanceat first." Excluded from the board's jurisdiction. Lewis said, would be single-family residences. He said that homes are not the "chief offenders." He listed the problems as signs, parking lots and larger, commercial buildings. Although the board would not be authorized to accept or reject a preliminary design, presentation of the preliminary drawings to the board would be required as part of the procedure in obtaining building permits. A time limit of seven to 14 days would be set for board review alter which grades of approval or disapproval would be recommended although the board ruling would not interfere with actual "onstruction. Lewis explained that the board intended to regulate by a merit system which would condemn or commend a project. Four classifications were given: Nomination of the project for a community appearance award; Approval of the project with comment laward certificate); Approval of the project without comment; Disapproval of the project as not being conducive to the overall community appearance. Final recommendations by the committee are expected to be reviewed by the commission within two weeks. Designated as community appearance districts were Flagler Drive. Okeechobee Boulevard, Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. Australian Avenue, approaches to the city. Clear Lake and Lake Mango-nia and the city's water catchment area. All buildings to be constructed within the districts would be subject to board review. Required in the review would be a site plan, exterior elevations, drawings showing all signs, proposed landscaping and color and textures for the structures. The meetings would be open to the public with notice of the hearings given in advance. The board also would develop a set of guidelines available to architects and contractors and the public. Obscenity Probe Goes To Johnson The Citizens Literature Council was advised Monday by the West Palm Beach City Commission to conler with State Attv. Thomas Johnson for possible Grand Jury investigation into the sale of alleged obscene literature City Manager William H. Tyre said. "The city attorney and 1 have gone over the material i which the council presented to the city and I concur with him that two out of the whole lot might be considered i by the courts' to be obscene." Tyre proposed three alternatives: Suggesting a citizen swear out a warrant against the violator; scheduling a conference with Johnson, or appealing to dealers to reject obscene literature. The council presented the commission last week with a boxtul of allegedly obscene literature taken from the local stores in which it was on sale The council recommended action toward Grand Jury investigation. Tyre said that he or City Ally. John Evans would attend, if asked the conference with Johnson Pilot Dies In Crash TKAUiNSTEIN. West Germany il'PI A man apparently trying to escape Irom Czechoslovakia was killed Monday when he crashlanded a Czechoslovak Air Force MiG 21 jet near a Bavarian village, authorities reported The Soviet-built plane, its wheels down, tried to land in a meadow outside Erlstaett but overshot and crashed into trees. Firemen found the body of the pilot Aviation experts said the crash appeared to be an escape attempt. The skies over Bavaria were clear and the pilot could not have lost his way. they said. Erlstaett is about 85 miles southwest ol Czechoslovakia. A year ago a Soviet Air Force pilot delected in a MiG and landed in a Bavarian meadow. He was spirited away by U.S. military intelligence agents Plaintiff Incorrectly Called Defendant Roland Jenkins of 5940 Elm-hurst Road, West Palm Beach, was named in a Saturday Post-Times story as the defendant in a Circuit Court complaint to remove 14 dogs from a home as a public nuisance. Jenkins should have been named as the plaintiff and Mr. and Mrs. W. Holaday of 5952 Elmhurst Road as the tion, which quickly became a full-scale riot, at least four persons were killed and 43 injured according to official Egyptian government sources. Other sources said the toll was much higher. In Monday's demonstration in Alexandria, students began shouting demands for more lenient regulations. But the demonstration quickly took on a political aspect, too, and workers and other non-students joined in, shouting slogans demanding political liberties, freedom of expression and an end to Egypt's rigid press censorship. Students handed out leaflets assailing officials deemed responsible for the Mansoura incidents and demanding political liberties. They also demanded a voice in decisions affecting the university and school systems a demand for "participation" evidently inspired by the French student riots. LBJ X.Kays Not Planned WASHINGTON (UPIi -The White House said Monday no time has been set for President Johnson to have X-rays taken of his chronic intestinal ailment, called diverticulosis. Apparently there is no rush. They had suggested that a periodic examination at this point might be in order for the ailment which was first disclosed about three months ago. The chronic condition has not caused him any trouble lately. Christian indicated BADEN-BADEN. Germany i APi - Hellmuth Reinhard. former Gestapo chief of Nazi-occupied Norway, has been released from jail pending the outcome of appeals of his conviction for aiding the execution of four Norwegians. The court disclosed Monday Rein-hard was released last Thursday and has gone to stay with his wife in Ludwigshafcn. Reinhard is appealing the verdict of a war crimes court here that last June 30 sentenced him to five years imprisonment on lour counts of aiding murder during World War II. The prosecution, which demanded a life term, also is appealing the verdict. The West German Supreme Court is expected to rule on the appeals some time next year. Oklahoma Man Held For Extradition An Onlahoma man was in West Palm Beach city jail late Monday night awaiting extradition on charges of robbery by force. Lt. Edward Case of the West Palm Beach Police Department said that Joe Blan-chet. 50. will be turned over to the Wood County, Okla. Sheriff's Department in connection with the robbery of assorted credit cards. Blanchet was arrested Sunday by Detectives. Sgt. J. D. Williams and Robert Robbery Checks Recovered The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Dept. recovered checks valued at more than $60,000 Monday after a postman found them in a container in a mailbox on Congress Avenue at Second Avenue North, Lake Worth, according to Lt. Charles Mulford. The checks were not placed in the box as mail. Mulford said. The checks belong to Wells Fargo and were taken in a hold up of a truck Saturday night staged by two white males believed to be about 19 or20years old. The two men, brandishing a sawed-off shotgun, demanded the money bag containing the checks as two Wells Fargo men were attempting to put the money into the night depository at the Citizens Bank, 4395 Southern Blvd., Lt. Carl Bretz reported. Mulford said it was believed all the checks taken in the robbery had been recovered. No cash was taken in the holdup. Mulford said. No one had been arrested in connection with the robbery, Lt. Mulford said Monday night Rap Brown Seeks Transfer Of Trial BALTIMORE, Md. (API -A lawyer for H. Rap Brown argued Monday that the state violated the black militant's constitutional rights by having his trial on charges of arson and inciting to riot in Cambridge transferred across the Chesapeake Bay. William M. Kunstler said the 6th Amendment guaranteed a defendant's right to be tried where the alleged crime was committed. Holiday Switches Trash Pick-Ups Palm Beach County residents who live in unincorporated areas will have trash and garbage picked up only once during this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the board of County Commissioners has announced. The same procedure will be in effect for the Christmas and New Year holidays. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -Several persons perished and scores were injured Monday in a renewed outburst of rioting in Alexandria, travelers returning from Egypt reported. Thousands of students and workers threw the Egyptian port city into turmoil as dem-oastrators spilled over the university district into the city's main squares and thoroughfares, the reports said. There was no official count of casualties. The travelers gave this account: Rampaging students in Alexandria attacked streetcars, smashed shop windows and hurledstones at policecars. This followed a violent clash late Saturday on streets leading to the university. One official report said 400 persons, including about 300 students, were injured, some of them seriously , and several police. Students from the engineering school were holding out within the university compound against efforts to dislodge them. Police seeking to disperse the throngs open fire and sprayed the shouting crowds with tear gas grenades in an apparently futile effort to restore order. Witnesses said the clashes between demonstrators and police were the most violent in recent memory. The demonstrations began early in the morning near the university and continued well beyond noon. The university, like all other iastitutions of higher learning of Egypt, was closed by the government Sunday for an indefinite period. But students occupied some of the buildings along the pattern of the student uprisings in France last May. The situation in Cairo, according to the travelers, remained quiet. Student demonstrations began Thursday in the Nile delta town of Mansoura, where students took to the streets demanding repeal of new university regulations. The demonstrations promptly developed political overtones. The new regulations lighted up standards in all of Egypt's universities, making it more difficult to obtain a degree, the students claim. In the Mansoura demonstra Study Labels Speck 'Normal' CHICAGO i APi A study of the chromosomes of Richard Speck, convicted slayer of eight nurses, indicate he is in normal condition. Gerald W. Getty, public defender who represented Speck at his trial in Peoria. III., released the study Monday. A study of the chromosomes was made twice in September 1966 and in July 1968 at V'anderbilt University under the direction of Dr. Eric En-gel. The tests were made, to determine whether Speck's chromosomes were abnormal and. if so. had any influence on bis behavior. The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday upheld Speck's conviction and sentence of death for murdering eight nurses July 14, 1961 in their residence in Chicago. The Palm Beach Post 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Fla. 33402 Published every morning except Saturday and Sunday by Perry Publications, Inc . l 27S1 S Dlsle High-way, West Palm Beach, Fla Entered as second class mall at West Palm Beach Published every Saturday and Sunday In combination with The Palm Beach Times, as The Palm Beach Post Times. Subscription rales and additional Information on Editorial Pare. Ocean Outfall Sewer System Proposed For North County financed through a revenue bond issue. The area to be served by this outfall system, approved earlier this year, is roughly bounded on the north by Okeechobee Road, on the west by Florida's Turnpike, on the east by the city limits of West Palm Beach, and on the south by a line approximating the north limits oi the Village of Palm Springs. Palm Beach International Airport is included in the area as are the municipalities of Cloud Lake. Glen Ridge, Golf view and Haverhill. Continued From Page 1 County Water and Sewer Act. passed by the Florida Legislature made it possible for the county to go into the water and sewer system business, by establishing the Palm Beach County Water and Pollution Control Authority, but is also specifically prohibits employing ocean outfall as a system for disposal of sewage. There is, however, a "general act," (amended Chapter 153, Florida Statutes i which would allow what is estimated to be a $27 million project to be

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