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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, November 27, 1968
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f 12-Palm Beach Post. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1968 Fraternities, Sports Seen Way Of Raising FA U Rolls "An upper division university is an experimental thing, and we are constantly being reinforced in our growing belief that it is fundamentally different from the upper divisions at four year schools." he said. "I don't think we fully realize what enormous difference it is." Reacting to a remark that FAU is not recruiting adequately at area junior colleges. Wimberly emphasized that. "FAU is one of the few the area aware of this university and all that it offers, anymore than it is possible at the University of Florida to make the lower division students aware of what is available in the upper division." Wimberly said recruiting efforts are being continued at all the junior colleges in Dade. Broward and Palm Beach counties. To further introduce FAU to students of Palm Beach Junior College, the university held an open house and barbecue last week. An esti- mated 500 PBJC students made the visit. FAU had projected 5.000 students for the fall term. A total of 4.333 enrolled. Of those, 17 per cent are graduate students working toward master's degrees in about 12 fields of study, according to Wimberly. He said he has reported to Williams periodically on the findings of his enrollment study, but does not expect to present a final report for public distribution. state universities which has a full time person who does nothing except liaison work with the junior colleges." speaking of Jack C. Guist-white, director of interinstitu-tion relations. "We have in our judgement made a tremendous effort since we turned up with fewer students this fall, and have redoubled our recruitment efforts," he said. "But I don't think it is going to be possible to make all students at the junior colleges in In J" h ' N xcl Y ifflE TOO CAR CRASH Y l BrnRyi - . h C " 'vf-' ""c-;'1- P 0. ACCIDENTS '"" f J H P . . .: 1 H .. - -. )-'t nr ii.i-m . .n iiM..niif r.. inn wiiJl E;f "1 If v L L.EACH iL'i' . . fef I ? ft C A ;(!.,:: Obstruction " , ' 1 - will m'i'm ' A I hrr (Staff Photo by Paul Price) 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday class meetings will be at the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Henry decided Tuesday morning while having breakfast to take the course. Six students are from Lake Worth, with the remainder of the group from the south-county area of Delray Beach, Boynton Beach or Boca Raton. DEFENSIVE DRIVING - Mrs. Jeanne Henry of West Palm Beach was one of 37 volunteer students Tuesday as a "Defensive Driving Course" began in Del-ray Beach under the co-sponsorship of the Delray Beach Woman's Club and the police department. Sgt. C. E. Dalton is instructing the eight-hour course. Although Tuesday's session was at the Woman's Club building, the next three " J JkMr i , ! .. i " , I t). i i i North County Council Notes Lake Park To Discuss Staff Photo Bv Charles Gates and that was the only necessary. Crews of the city at the intersection. REMINDER - A sign placed at "confusion corner" in downtown Stuart Tuesday reminded motorists that it was election day in Stuart. "Vote" was all that Purchase Of Property Change In Gas Tax Split Costs Martin $1 Million men searching for new ways to control the sales of alcoholic beverages within the city. A recently passed ordinance limits the hours for sue sales in industrial and research zones from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. However, despite the somewhat strict hour limits, the city does not have an ordinance regulating the distances between bars and restaurants serving such beverages. As it By DAVE TATHAM Bureau Chief BOCA RATON - A move to establish national fraternities, sororities and an intercollegiate sports program at Florida Atlantic University is viewed by the university vice president for academic affairs as a significant step forward attracting a larger school enrollment. Although these proposed programs would bring FAU more closely in line with the attractions of a four-year institution, S. E. Wimberly said he still sees a "tremendous difference" between the university here and other schools. Winberly, who has been engaged in a one-man study of why the university enrollment for the fall quarter fell approximately 600 students short of the projected total, also disagreed with a recent student observation that FAU has not promoted itself adequately on area junior college campuses from where most students here migrate. "It would appear that the sparsity. or almost nonexistence, of a fun side of university lifehere has been a considerable factor in enrollment," Wimberly said. "We do not have national fraternities, sororities, intercollegiate athletics, a swimming pool, a golf course or a Gator Growl," a homecoming pep rally held each year at the University of Florida, with which Wimberly was formerly associated. "These are all things which exist at most other universities." he said, adding that he feels however that FAU is moving in those directions. He based his last remark on an action by the university . semte..whtoa.4astefc"fee ommended to President Kenneth Williams that national fraternities and sororities be established at FAU. Several academic fraternities presently exist. Pressure, primarily from students, for the establishment of social fraternities and sororities has been gaining greater impetus, especially this year. One student enquired into why the University of West Florida, which opened this year in Pensacola. and is also an upper division school with no freshmen or sophomore students, has allowed national fraternities and sororities when FAU does not. The dean of academic affairs. Dr. Carl Knox, Tuesday said now that the university administrative senate has approved fraternities and sororities, details for their implementation is up to the Student Personnel and Affairs Committee (SPACl. Final approval rests with the State Board of Regents through President Williams, who holds veto power. A move toward establishing an intercollegiate sports program at FAU is also reportedly making gains. Although several sports-minded faculty members at FAU have quietly campaigned for a varsity program in minor sports such as golf, tennis and basketball, approval is at least several months away, according to Knox. Approval would have to come from the university senate with Williams concurring. Knox predicted action on such a proposal could not come much before one of the senate sessions next year. A student basketball club meantime has been launched, but it, according to Knox, is not subsidized by the university and does not reflect school approval of a intercollegiate university-wide program. While it appears inevitable to most university sources that social organizations and sports will come to FAU, Wimberly without spelling out details, maintained there is a big difference between FAU and other schools, state or otherwise. Weaver Session LAKE HARBOR - County Commissioner E. W. Weaver has agreed to appear at any meeting called by Members of the Belle Glade City Commission, when the proposed formation of a new county west of Twenty Mile Bend is to be discussed. Belle Glade Commissioner George L. Connell. first proposed the discussion of the possible formation of a new county, and later suggested that Weaver "dig up the facts" for a presentation to interested city officials at an informal meeting to be set at a later date. Although the 5th District commissioner did not express himself as favoring the divi Boca To Buy Needed Land To Link Street STUART - Martin County will lose approximately $1 million in secondary road funds over the next five years because of the new gasoline tax formula under the new constitution, county commissioners were told Tuesday by a State Road Department (SRD i official. SRD district engineer Arnold Ramos told commissioners that "it is a sad story," and commissioners agreed. Ramos recommended that the county delay the SR-708 'project, scheduled to cost $239,000, until a full study of the secondary program is made. Ramos also recommended that the commissioners make the Arundel Shop Bridge project, estimated to cost $700,-000, the county's top priority. A study will be made of the bridge on SR-76A over the St. McClure Defeated In Stuart STUART - Incumbent Stuart Commissioner Dan McClure was defeated in his bid for re-election in Tuesday's primary, but the other incumbent commissioner. Ray Cooke, won a place in the Dec. 10 election. Cooke, who is seeking a fourth term, led in the Group 2 three-man race, polling an unofficial 370 votes. He will face Harold Whalen Sr. McClure. who also was seeking a fourth term, ran third in a five-man race for the Group 1 seat. Former Stuart commissioner Kenneth Stimmell and Charles Foster will oppose each other in the general election. Foster received an unofficial 240 votes to StimmeH's 230. The unofficial vote was 873 and acting city manager Edwin Glasscock said there were -three- -absentee- ballots- ts-be--counted when the canvassing board meets today at noon. The unofficial vote in the two races was: Group 1 - Foster. 248: Stimmell. 230: McClure. 181: Walter Robinson. 148; George Huss,37. Group 2 - Cooke. 370: Whalen. 279: John Mann. 203. Foster was a member of the council in Waterville. Ohio, before moving to Stuart. He is vice president of the Pelican Landscaping Nursery of Stuart, and has lived here for six years. Stimmell, a former state representative, operates the Stuart Services. Cooke won his third two-year term in 1966 when he defeated Stimmell. Cooke operates the Cooke Septic Tank Service. An employe of the Martin Countv School Svstem. Whalen was an unsuccessful candidate for the school board in this year's county primary. Religious Service Planned BELLE GLADE - Members of the Belle Glade ministerial association will sponsor a special Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m. Thursday, in the First Baptist Church. 17 NW Ave. B. with the Rev. Stephen Cloud, delivering the welcome. The Rev. J. B. Adams, pastor of St. John s Baptist Church, is president of the association. The scripture lesson will be presented by the Rev. H E. Green, pastor of the Mt. Zion A M E. Church with the Rev. Henry Galloway, pastor of the Community Methodist Church, offering the Thanksgiving prayer. Two vocal numbers are included on the program. Mrs. Louise Brannon. of the Belle Glade Alliance Church, will sing "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," and the Rev. Rod Rudy, who serves both the Lake Harbor and South Bay United Methodist Churches, will offer. "Thanks Be To God." "The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving" will be the topic of the sermon of the Rev. Leland Edmonds, pastor of the Everglades Presbyterian Church. Man Sentenced For Drunkenness PAHOKEE - Clifford Richard Conner. 45, of 480 Waseca Drive. Lantana. was sentenced to pay a $45 fine or serve 20 days in the city jail here on a public drunk charge Monday by city judge Duncan Padgett. Conner was arrested here Sunday by patrolman Herman Langford. While awaiting trial, deputy sheriff Robert Stickney served a warrant on Conner charging him with passing worthless checks. A hold has been placed on the city prisoner for both Okeechobee and Palm Beach Counties. tim i in ii 1. H fEEIZI i -f Lucie Canal to see if it can be repaired, Ramos said. Commissioners said they "knew it was coming," and said they had worked against the new Constitution. Commissioner Timer Powers said, "This is a blow." Commissioner Frank Wacha said that under the old formula the money coming to county was based on the population, land area and roads, but that under the new formula it is 50 per cent of the taxes locally collected plus a share, based on population and land area. Wacha has advocated a service plaza on the Florida Turnpike in Martin County so the county could benefit from gasoline tax collections. Slashes in the secondary funds of the five-year program, listing the original amount first, are: 1969-70, from $387,000 to Under this ordinance persons convicted of a felony during the past 15 years will be denied issuance of police identification card In other business, the council Heard the first reading of an ordinance increasing the charge for holding public hearings from $25 to $100. Announced that beginning in January regular meetings will be held on the second and fourth Thrusdays of each month and workshops will be held the first and third Thursdays. ber election for the county post, opposed the session. Weaver said he had "heard this proposal several times previously" and knew that some groundwork had been done with the idea of forming a new county, but that nothing had materialized. The county official said it possibly would be too late to begin a drive in time for action by the 1969 legislature, but that there would be ample time to delve into the situation with a possibility of taking action in 1971. In the meantime. Weaver concluded, there is much work to be done to keep the Palm Beach County business running smoothly. the sign said, message placed the sign NPB Mayor Given Emergency Power now stands, a whole row of such establishments could pop up along certain portions of Burns Road and councilmen are working hard to come up with a definitive ordinance limiting the number of such establishments. Meetings are also scheduled this week in North Palm Beach and Jupiter on Tuesday evening, but agenda material was not available at press time. agreed in a letter to pay the city and county taxes on the land as well as the new title recording fee. Moving through the light agenda of business at an almost unprecedented clip, council also increased from $500 to $1,000 its supplement for the salary of a director to head a proposed Community School Program at J. C. Mitchell Elementary School in Boca Raton. The action amends an earlier agreement the city had with the County Board of Public Instruction for establishing the pilot program under which a recreation-education project will be conducted after school hours. Council also authorized the execution of a quit-claim deed and accepted a related easement deed with prescribed financial conditions which co-nerned the plat in the Country Club Village subdivision. The deeds are in reference to an access road to the Boca Raton High School. Citrus Unit To Support Orange Tax VERO BEACH (AP) - The INdian River Citrus League Tuesday gave its full support to the proposed marketing order which would allow taxing for promotion of orange juice in the nation's schools The unanimous vote came on a motion by Art Karst of Vero Beach, former chairman of the State House of Representatives' Citrus Committee. The league primarily represents fresh fruit growers. The marketing order would implement the Orange Stabilization Act of 1967 and allow the Citrus Commission to levy a nickel-a-box tax on fruit shipments. The revenue would be used to promote the use of orange juice in the national school lunch program. The marketing order won the endorsement of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation's citrus committee at a meeting in Lakeland Monday. By ROBERT K.OGLESBY Five north county municipalities have scheduled council meetings this coming week and early agendas show the action to be in Lake Park and Riviera Beach. Lake Park Town Manager James Griesemer said this week that next Monday's corn-mission meeting will include discussion of the possible acquisition of the remaining property adjacent to the "Rummage Tree" lot, located on the southwest corner of Park Avenue and 10th Street. The strip of land that several previous commissions have sought belongs to the Florida East Coast Railway and early this week. Griesemer received a letter from the FEC stating they are ready to sell. The price was not disclosed. The land, located on the west side of the city property, was apparently kept for many years by the railroad as a possible site for a switch house or other structure. Mayor Frank Kohl told the Post-Times this week, "We've tried a long time to get that land. We were afraid that something would be built on it. but apparently this won't happen now." Kohl slated that he felt reasonably sure the commission would vote favorably to purchase the property, "if the price is not too high." In Riviera Beach, city coun-cilmen will discuss for the second week on Wednesday night a request by residents of 30th Street East to close the street at its west end, which abuts 29th Court. A petition signed by all home owners on the block-long street, which is directly behind Publix Market, was given to the council at the last regular meeting. Mrs S. II. Neiswander of 154 30th st. E. explained why the residents want the street dead-ended at 29th Court: "Being right behind the market, many large trucks are constantly using our street to turn around in and the resulting congestion is terrible. "Before the shopping center on U S 1 was built." she continued. "30th St. East continued directly through to U.S. 1 and there was no problem. We're simply tired of putting up with this." When residents of 30th St. East appeared before the council last week, it was suggested that the homeowners on 29th Court, who would also be affected if the street is dead-ended, be asked how they feel about it before any action is taken. The city is doing so this week, according to Personnel Director Barry Holcomb. and a eomprehensive report should be ready for council study Wednesday night. Holcomb added that Riviera Beach had brought in a private engineer to study the possible consequences of closing the street. Monday night's workshop session in Palm Beach Gardens is likely to find council- $190,000; 1970-71. $411,000. $280,000; 1971-72, $476,000, $277,000; 1972-73, $495,000, $288,000, 1973-74, $514,000, $300,000. Ramos said a new five-year program for the county would be developed later. Commissioners also were briefed by Ramos on possible routes of Interstate 95. Ramos said more definite plans would be developed and public meetings on proposed routes would be held possibly in January. The district engineer called the 42 miles of 1-95 in the county "the missing link" and said work on the project would have to get under way in the near future. Three or four routes through the county have been discussed, but Ramos said the route through Jonathan Dickenson State Park was "about out of the question." A route west of the Florida Turnpike has been considered, but he indicated that a route near the turnpike on the east has been talked about the most. Water Rate Talk Set JUPITER - A discussion of a possible increase in water rates is expected to fill the town commission chamber tonight. The commission will meet in special session at 7:30 p.m. to talk of the rate hike, which was requested last week by Tri-Southern Utilities Inc., water franchise holder. Company officials said they need to borrow $100,000 immediately, which would permit them to expand their facilities to serve the new plant being built here by Solitron Devices Inc. Current rates, they said, are so low Tri-Southern is losing money and can't qualify for a loan. Solitron's architecLjJohn Stetson, said work qthe plant probably would be stopped until Solitron has assurance that the water it will need can be provided. No House-Hunting Done By Governor TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Claude Kirk denied that he and his wife are looking for another home in Palm Beach County, press aide Russell Stratton said Tuesday. "There's absolutely no truth in it," Stratton said of the published reports. He said the Kirk's were pleased with their present Palm Beach home, which they rent. NORTH PALM BEACH -Two ordinances were approved on final reading at Tuesday night's council meeting, one of them pertaining to the mayor's power during civil distru-bances. Under that ordinance, the mayor will have the power to declare an emergency should civil disorder or other similar disturbances occur within the village limits. The second ordinance aligns the village's identification card policies with those of the State Beverage Department. BOCA RATON - Acquisition of needed property to join NW 4th and NW 5th Streets at a common intersection bv the 20th Street entrance to Florida Atlantic University was completed Tuesday night when City Council agreed to buy the parcel for approximately $16,000. The funds were directed to be taken from a Capital Improvement Program, land acquisition account. The purchase price was based upon an appraiser's valuation plus 10 percent. Kenneth B. VenderSchuur, trustee for the property, General Phone Rate Boost OKd TALLAHASSEE (AP) -The Florida Public Service Commission Tuesday agreed to let General Telephone Company raise rates enough to bring it an extra $4,269,854 a year. The regulatory body said the company deserved the increase to adjust to the rising cost of doing business including the 10 per cent federal surtax. The commission earlier approved rate adjustments to account for the surtax for Florida Power and Light Co. and Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co.. then rescinded the approval during the full-scale investigation of utility company's rates. A request for a rate hike to account for the surtax by Gulf Power Corp. was turned down. General telephone must submit a proposal for commission approval on how much rates will be raised to bring in the extra revenue. Prices Increased HAMILTON. Bermuda (AP) - The Bermuda Mid-Ocean News is raising its price to 15 cents from 12. The Royal Gazette is going up to 12 from nine. Bermuda Press Ltd., publisher of the two newspapers, said. Would Attend On County Split sion of the county at this time, he said: "If the Belle Glade commissioners, or other interested parties, will give me ample time to dig out the facts as to w hat it will cost to form a new county, and what part of the bonded indebtedness they would have to assume." it would be my pleasure to make such a presentation." Three of the Belle Glade board members. Connell. Dr. John L. Grady and Davis R. Kicklighter Jr., voted to hold an informal meeting to hear the pros and cons of the idea. Mayor-Commissioner Aubrey Farmer and Commissioner Bill J. Bailey, who opposed Weaver in the Novem

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