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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 13

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Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1968-13 Martin Acquires Building For Courthouse Annex is coming in from payment of taxes; Set Jan. 16 as the date for public hearings on several items, including a change in the contractor's examination fee: a dredge permit for William R. Dean on Hutchinson ens and Dr. William Myers! are to take office; Voted to close the courthouse for a half dav on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 The courthouse will be closed Thursday, but will be open for business Friday. ih 1 r. Y . -v '.,.J ' 1 ill --f Urn ' iil' i (Ti fkY nt rN AY : iJAJX v j. if I ' I ' . : ,4 I 1 r - . A I -. -.'. ' 1 1 - n . t 4 Sliiff I'tifilu In 1 Niichm;ni represent the Belle Glade-South Bay area Saturday in the Junior Orange Bowl Queen contest to be held Saturday in Coral Gables. IN QUEEN CONTEST - Esther Ruth Collier and Patricia Miller, both 13, and both Belle Glade Junior High School eighth graders were selected recently to Island, and a request of Snug Harbor Corp. for abandonment of a 40-foot strip of land : -Voted to cancel the Dec. 24 meeting and have the commission's organizational meeting on Jan. 7. when Commissioners-elect William E. Ow Monev totaling $66,000 for a restudy has been approved by the House of Representatives, according to Wacha. Reed said in his letter to Wacha that he hopes legislation will be passed in the next session of the legislature which will allow the State of Florida to guarantee the local interest cost of modification of all inlet projects. "Florida's inlets and beaches are can no longer be considered local issues." Reed wrote. "They are among the most important assets of the State of Florida . " test held River Memorial recent years. twice been Bowl. Study Ordered In Glades Of Dangerous Buildings Saturday night at the Indian Park Amphitheater. In Fort Pierce girls have chosen as Miss Junior Orange PRETTY PRINCESSES - Fort Pierce's representatives in the Junior Orange Bowl Queen contest to be held in Coral Gables Nov. 30th will be Linda Howe, left, and Bonnie LaFlesh. Both girls are 12-years-old and were chosen at a con By IZ NACHMAN Glades Bureau Chief BKLLK GLADE - An attempt to rid the municipality of "dangerous buildings" is By CHARLES CATES Martin Bureau Chief STUART - The purchase of a building for a Martin County courthouse annex in Indian-town was approved by the county commission Tuesday. Commissioners voted unanimously to enter into a lease-purchase agreement with G. C. Troup for buying office and industrial buildings on a three-acre tract for $70,000. "The commission has worked very hard on acquiring this property." Commission Chairman Timer Powers said. "We are elated that we could get this property." Powers said various agencies would begin using the office building just as soon as the deed is cleared. Located on SR-710 near the Hales Dairy Road, the office spaces contain 2.400 square feet and 7.800 square feet in other buildings. The appraised price of the building was $88,900. according to Powers. Powers said that at present representatives of the health department, soil conservation service and agricultural department are working out of their cars and trucks while in the Indiantown area. With the purchase of the building, these agencies, the sheriff's department and other county departments, will be able to function from the office spaces. Powers said future plans will include facilities for vehicle inspection and also provide places to hold prisoners before transporting them to the county jail at Stuart. Sheriff Roy Baker, who asked the commission for additional space at the courthouse, said he was glad to get a substation, but also said he needed more space in the courthouse. Baker said he had been -pr 0 mi s e if "a ' new "fa i 1 . and added, "I don't ever expect to get a jail." He said he has not had enough room in the courthouse in years. Powers said the commission would restudy the sheriff's needs for additional office space. In other action, the commission: -Voted to invest $100,000 in treasury bills. Commissioner Frank Wacha said that money Stockholders OK Merger FORT PIERCE -The management of Scott-Matson Farms. Inc. announced Tuesday that stockholders have voted approval of a merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf & Western Industries. Inc. Majority interest in Scott-Mattson Farms said to be the largest producer, packer and shipper of fresh vegetables in the central East Coast of Florida was acquired a year ago by the giant New York holding firm, formerly! Gull & Western Industries. According to the statement issued by the Fort Pierce-based Scott-Mattson firm, Scott-Mattson will "continue its operations under the same management and under the same name, the only change being that Gulf & Western Industries, Inc. will own 100 per cent of the company instead of 97 per cent as before the merger." South Bay Social Club Eyes Permit SOUTH BAY - An application lor a licence bv a non-prolit social group known as the Esquire Club" was presented citv commissioners here Mondav City clerk Kayo M Tillman said three members, whom she did not know bv name, requested they be issued the lee-exempt permit, as their work would be tu assist fn'ugrading the community. City Commissioners approved the request unanimously, it was learned, on the stipulation that a charter issued bv the secretary of state be exhibited prior to the issuance ol thehcense At the meeting, a spokesman said a Uelle (J lade attorney had ticen approached to draw the charter and make the necessary application in Tallahassee Tuesday, a check with the secretary ol state's office in Tallahassee reported no application had been forthcoming from the Ksquire Club group either here or in Belle Glade. The Commision was told the group planned to have its headquarters in the Vernita Cox Building on N'W 11th Ave. One of the projects of the club, the spokesman states, is to continue the sponsorship of a scholarship at Palm Beach Junior College. . The Commission was told that one new fire hydrant had been installed on NW Second Ave., as ordered at a recent meeting, the clerk stated. Injured In Stuart Accident STUART - A Jensen Beach woman was treated and released at Martin Memorial Hospital after being in an automobile accident, the Martin -&OT?V-lwRf f js-.Ooiot... .rmri. ed. The woman Olive Reinheim-er, 74. Ocean Breeze Park, was riding in a car which collided with a panel truck Monday night on I'.S. 1 and State Road 707-A. police said. Albert N. Reinheimer. 84. P. 0. Box 433. Jensen Beach, turned into the, path of the truck driven by Alton Richard Ghorthorwanger, 42. of Vera Beach, police reported. Reinheimer was driving south on I'.S. 1 and attempted a left turn, striking the truck which was going north on U.S. 1. Sheriff's Deputy C. R. Heisley said. Estimated damage to the car was $1,500. The truck is considered a total loss. Heisley said Reinheimer was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way. Bank Plans Doll Contest For Charity NORTH PALM BKACH -Dolls from an "imaginative doll-dressing" contest to be held bv the First American Bank of North Palm Bead will go to a charity to bt named later before Christ-mas. William Kendrick. executive vice president of the bank, who announced plans for the contest, said dolls will be placed under a Christmas tree in the bank lobby Dec. 9. Dolls of all shapes, sizes and descriptions may be entered between Dec 9 and ti:3() p m Dec 20 Judges will select w inning dolls Dec. 23. There will be three age groups, with the first place winner receiving a $50 savings bond and the second place winner a $25 savings bond. Age divisions are: t and under. 7 through 9. and 10 and older Kendrick said dolls will be judged for originality and may be trom home or purchased and clothing may be either made at home or purchased. StT-Lucie-Inlet-VroMemr Seen Closer To Solution Home Qcc Receive Regulation the "condemned housing" problem was brought before the group by Commissioner Dr. John L. Grady. Commissioner Bill J. Bailey joined Grady in a motion that Acting City Manager Frank ..iata.lD.jnty Mty-John E.-Baker and Thomas Parham. building inspector, to recommend a procedure for the enforcement of the existing building ordinances. The three officials are to work out a plan for a block-to-block study of substandard dwellings and other structures. Grady said there was no particular area in the city, nor any particular property owners, that would be singled out for action. Each of the elective officers indicated that there are violations in each of the three voting precincts. City Clerk Vera C. Jones explained the block-to-block study would permit an evaluation of each section independently . "There are sufficient ordinances on the books to permit the commission to do the job." Baker said, "without any new ones being drawn." Not only is the three-man team to suggest the method of approaching the dangerous house problem, it also will recommend the legal manner in which the condemnations would be handled. A number of old buildings that have been condemned already have been razed, the commissioners said. The elimination of the eyesores will also have a decided affect on the health of the community. Grady emphasized. It was decided not to discuss the problem at the next meeting. Dec. 9. as the commission did not think Anderson, Baker and Parham would have sufficient time to report on such short notice. St. Lucie Considers 2nd Traffic Solution STUART-A solution to the St. Lucie Inlet is "much closer than it has been." Nathaniel Reed said in a letter to Martin County Commissioner Frank Wacha. Wacha read Reed's letter at the Tuesday commission meeting, and agreed with the Jupiter Island resident who is an aide to Gov. Claude Kirk. Pointing out that the inlet has only been a federal project since liltiti. Wacha said. "We are closer to a solution to the inlet than ever." Wacha has cited the need for more public lands south of the inlet on Jupiter Island so the ratio of federal participation in the project would be increased. Reed pointed out in his letter that "creation of a major state park south of the inlet has been a dream for many years." "A dedication of the bluff line east, to the mean high tide line on the Reed Wilderness and Hobe Sound Company lands, needs to be fully explored." Reed wrote. The need for an inlet modification plan was cited by Reed, who said he is ready to discuss wtih the commission and directors of the Florida Audubon Society feasible plans of action which would reduce the county's share of the inlet modification costs. A study of the inlet set permanent improvement cost at $3 million with local participation at about $2 million. scheduled, after a report is made to city commissioners at a meeting here Dec. 23. The action came about at a regular meeting of the live-member board. Monday, when of traffic created by the occupation; and the home occupation must not create any noise, odors or electrical interference. Glades Annexes Section BELLE GLADE - A one-block area west of State Road 715 - N'W 16th Street - was annexed into the city Monday. The area includes a street that runs west of January's grocery and northwest of the Hillsboro Canal. Until the action of the city commission, the street was half in the city and the other half in the county. Within recent weeks, a petition filed by 51 per cent of thi property owners in the Indian Mound section, which lies west of State Road 715. indicated a desire to enter the corporate limits, according to Mayor-Commissioner Aubrey Farmer. If the additonal area is voted into the city, it will make it possible to furnish both water and sewer facilities to the homes there. There was no opposition to the annexation of the street. More than a year ago, the commission voted to take in Highway 80 from the intersection of State Road S-827 to the intersection of State Road 715 and that section of highway north to N'W Ave. L. Political Spy TAIPEI 1UPI1 - A Nationalist Chinese secret agent was able to get elected chairman of a farmers association in Red China before being discovered, claimed a Communist radio broadcast monitored here Monday. town organization here free of charge. That organization is responsible for all damage to the building and fixtures while it is intheircharge. Banquets, weddings and other social events will carry a $25 charge while the commissioners voted a $:15 fee for dances other than the teen town affairs. On the recommendation of Dr. John L. Grady, central borough commissioner, it was agreed that church groups would enjoy the same rental fee as civic organizations. It was specified that the two city-owned centers would not be used for church services Meanwhile, dredging ol the inlet continues, anil a representative ol the Prosperity Dredging Co. met with Port Salerno fishermen Tuesday to discuss use of the inlet while the dredging goes on Fishermen said thev were having problems getting in and out of the inlet while the dredge is working Glen Milling, job superintendent, said the problem would be bellied some when the dredge move.-, to the east, and also a radio between the dredge and the boats would be established on the same frequency. John D Ellis. :m Means Court, a member ol the Mayor's Committee when the recommendation was made, said it was brought about by a desire to relieve the congestion on Avenue D and that wnuc E was picked bwau.se it was the simplest and easiest uav to do the job Rev. Frank Morgan. aKo of-the Mavor s Committee, said his group was now recommending that the county siudv the opening 0! Avenue I and abandon the Uenue E proposal. The commission ordered a study ol the cost ol bridging two canals and opening Avenue M between Angle Road and the city limits It is now open from U S 1 to 2!h Street. Rev. Morgan said. and the right-ol-wa to continue it to Angle Road is already public ownership Escapee Captured ATLANTA. Ga i.M'i A lugitive from the Florida state penitentiary .it Railord. 34-year-old Lerov Poss. was captured Tuesday just outside Atlanta in DeKalb County, the FBI reported. Special agent Fr.uik V. Ilitt said DeKalb County detecliws assisted in the arrest . Ilitt said Puss ottered no resistance when he and a 1 mn-panion were surrounded by law enforcement ollieers The Fill said two loaded :)8-c.ili-, her pistols were lound m the l3 Cadillac the men were using. Poss escaped Iroin Railord last Sept. 6. He was serving u lite sentence lor robber, and breaking and entering The 1' III said it had several earlier reports that Poss had been seen in the Atlanta area Ilitt said Poss is being held in the Fulton County jail under $15,000 bond while awaiting extradition to FORT PIKRCE-Home occupations carried on in the unincorporated areas of St. Lucie County, formerly not regulated, are now subject to licensing by the St. Lucie Coun-tv Board of Adjustments. Action to provide this was taken by the St. Lucie County Commission at Tuesday's meeting of the board. County Zoning Director Al Thomas explained that home occupations, that is. businesses carried on in and from private residences, have not been regulated and that many are likely in existence throughout the county. The resolution offered by Thomas' department removed the category of home occupations from uses permitted in certain areas and classed them as special exceptions, allowable with approval from the Board of Ad justments. In answer to a question from Commissioner Cody L. Bailey. Thomas said his department felt the permitting of home occupations might better be handled through a board, which could hold public hearings and give neighbors a chance to be heard. Home occupations sometimes start as a hobby. Thomas told the commission. Then, when they find they are making money and try to buy materials wholesale they find out they need a license. This, in many cases, is when the county first learns ol the business. The resolution passed by a unanimous vote ol the commission. It calls for the following: The occupation to be carried on only by members of the family living in the home: its use must be incidental to the use ol the building as a residence: not more than 25 per cent can be used lor the home occupation: there must be no change in the outside appearance of the home expect one small sign on a wall; it cannot be carried on in an accessory building outside the home; there can be no excess lees lor the rental of the civic and lakeshore centers be drafted by acting City Manager Frank C. Anderson. Flat rental for both facilities during the morning, afternoon and early evening hours, without kitchen pnveleges was set at $7.50 for a maximum of three hours. The charge for the buildings with kitchen privileges was set at $10. Anderson said the charges were upped slightly in order to take care of the increase in the cost of the upkeep and cleaning of the buildings. It was agreed that the facility would be used bv the teen FORT PIERCE - The opening of Avenue E from the Fort Pierce city limits to Metzgar Road, recommended by the Mayors Committee as a means of relieving the traffic congestion on Avenue D. was shelved Tuesday by the St. Lucie County Commission alter Avenue M was offered as an alternalternate. The city and county tentatively agreed to share the approximate $4,800 cost of opening Avenue E across a drainage diteh. but opposition to the project was voiced Tuesday. Speaking against the opening, and representing a number of properly owners in the area, was Carroll ('.Dodge. 3514 Melgar Road. Troops Kill Tribesmen LAGOS. Nigeria 'AP' -Riot police and troops tired into 4.000 Yoruba tribesmen in Ibadan Tuesday, killing 10 people and seriously wounding 12 others, reports reaching Lagos said. Lagos sources said thousands ol demonstrators converged on the capital ol Nigeria's Western state to protest recent tax measures, and threatened to burn down the public hall. Police and troops were called out and warning shots were reportedly fired into the air. Hut the crowd refused to move and reports said the police fired into it Unofficial reports said it was the second day of rioting in the city. Rioting also was reported Monday in Ishara. 35 miles northeast of Lagos, and unofficial sources said the demonstrators burned down the palace of the local tribal chieftain and shot al him. Peace eventually was restored when Obafemi Owo-lowo. seltproelaimed chiel of the Vorubas. appealed for ( i CP . -' ! ) " ' ' M - v: 1, .-1. A I W;4 f 1' - . - . : ' ' ? Glades Water Request Depends On Agreement BELLE GLADE - City commissioners Monday voted to turmsh water to the new Watson Ford Co. buildings that are being constructed on NW Ave. L. if that concern agrees to the annexation of their property by the city. The request was made at the regular commission meeting and the motion to grant the request contingent ol the annexation was made by commissioner Davis R. Kicklight-er Jr. Commissioner George L. Connell joined in the motion, w hich passed w ithout dissent At the same session, it was agreed that a new schedule of dent; Mrs. Dorothy Butler, recording secretary; Mrs. Etta DeStefano, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Jean Mo-ran, treasurer, are the new officers of the club. Installation of officers will be held in January with the date and time to be announced. DISCUSS PLANS - Mrs. Velma Hig-bee, left, and Mrs. Lillian Dassori, first vice president; discuss plans for the installation banquet of the Martin County Democratic Women's Club. Mrs. Hig-bec and Mrs. Dassori along with Mrs. Joann Bowie Crews, second vice presi

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