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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 20

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, November 27, 1968
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18-PaIm Beach Posl, Wednesday. Nov.'T. x Cabinet Strategy Slashes Hopes For Broader A bortion Bill Kirk Aims At Meshing 2 Agencies Through Top-Level Appointments O 1 JL AT TALLAHASSEE iUPH -The controversial bill to liberalize state abortion laws is in trouble, the House Health and Welfare Committee was told Tuesday. House Speaker Fred Schultz. D-Jacksonville. an opponent, sent the bill to the general legislation committee instead of Health and Welfare w here it could expect a friendly reception. Health and Welfare chairman Rep. Richard Hodes. D-Tampa. a physician, said he'll try to get Schultz to change his mind and give him the bill which died in the House last session after passing the Senate. A Florida Medical Association spokesman told the Hodes committee that the bill can expect rough sailing in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, headed by Sen. Louis De La Parte. D-fampa, w ho fought it last go-round. The spokesman said the chairman of House general legislation. Rep. Louis Wolf-son, D-Miami. favored the measure but that several others opposed it including Rep. Carev Matthews. D-Miami. Kirk's appointments and remarks were seen Tuesday as one of his first proposals on reorganizing government. State Cabinet officials are preparing their plans, too. The tip-off regarding Kirk came as he announced these steps: - Appointment of Ad Braut-igam. 58. lor 22 months head newsmen he is meshing their activities as much as possible. Only the legislature can enact laws combining two agencies into one. and such a direction is coming from the 1!WJ legislature, which must follow through on a mandate ol the new constitution to reduce the number ol state agencies to 25. Faircloth Hits Kirk Da(e County Probe House Group Mulls Gas Tax Increase w ho carried the ball against it in 1967. Sources close to Schultz said the leadership wanted to keep as many "emotional" issues as possible off the floor next session because of the heavy-schedule of critical matters involving finances and reorganization of the executive branch of government. The Bill would permit abortions in cases where the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest or would endanger the physical or mental health of the mother. Meanwhile, a physician member of the House Health and Welfare Committee proposed that doctors be permitted to let hopelessly ill patients die rather than keep them alive indefinitely by artificial means Otherwise, said Rep Walter Sackett. Miami surgeon, with the strides being made by modern medicine "I foresee a day when there will be more people in institutions just maintaining life than are outside walking around " He pre-filed Tuesday a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee people the right "to die with dignity." He said this would let physicians deal with incurables unless their relatives wanted them kept alive. Sackett said homes, hospitals and institutions are "full of old people who have losi all consciousness or rationality, and children who are no more than vegetables. "It is more inhuman to keep them alive than to let them die." he said. TALLAHASSEE. 'AP' -Gov Claude Kirk stepped into the governmental reortfuniu-tion business Tucscbv bv un-niiuncing two appointments aimed at eventual merger ol the Beverage Department and the Hotel and Kestaurant Commission Legally. Kuk can -fiot consolidate the two Little Cabinet agencies Hut he told New Slaying Trial Given i.ii m wn ...... i... VEHO BEACH - A new In al was granted Monday to 1'alph Craig ol Eellsmere. who was lound guilty ol second degree murder in Circuit Court lor the shooting ol Aughtman Cruce Judge John Heed Jr ol tlu Fourth District Court ol Ap peals reversed the earlier vei did on grounds advanced by Craig s attorneys. I. B Yo celle anil C Wendell Harris ol Vero Beach that Craig was not made aware ol his right to counsel Cruce died as the result of a gunshot wound in the neck in Hided bv an assailant in Iront ol Vales Service Station in Eellsmere. The shooting end ed what investigating officers called a long standing lend between Cruce and Craig A jury returned the verdict of second degree murder April ti. 17. concluding a tria which began April .'I. Crai). was granted an appeal bond o' $10. (K) and remains out ol jail on the bond. NEED NEW FLOORS? coll GRIFFIN COMPANY Southern P.lvd al lake Ave. 832-7561 Free Estimates Okays New SaarPian TALLAHASSEE (LTD - The Cabinet gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a new pay plan for the state's 56.000 employes aimed at eliminating the loss of qualified personnel to private industry-Personnel Director Jay McGlon called the measure a "very positive step toward greatly reducing turnover cost by attracting and retaining qualified personnel to carry on the many activities and services of the state." Funds for the new program must be appropriated by the legislature but McGlon said he was "optimistic" that the lawmakers would approve the measure when they meet next spring. Although no precise cost can be calculated until all budget requests are received. McGlon said, officials have estimated it may run around $35 million in additional funds for the next biennium. "The new pay plan will mean full state pay comparability with industry.' he said. "This will mean that each of the state's employes will be paid a similar amount to what they might be paid in private industry for doing comparable work." McGlon said the new plan would eliminate the state serving as a training ground for employes who later leave for higher paying jobs outside government. He said considering talks he has had with legislators "I believe that full recognition will be given to the fact that the funds needed to implement the proposed plan could well be repaid the state many times through a great reduction in employe turnover, as well as through the attraction of increasing numbers of qualified people to state positions." In other action, the Cabinet accepted the annual report of the teachers retirement sys. tern. The report showed that total assets as of June 30. 1968 were $317.5 million, an increase of $49.8 million over the total the previous year. ACE Ph. 833-4073 MARKING DEVICES, Inc. of the Hotel and Restaurant Commission, as the new director of the State Beverage Department Brautigam replaces Don Meiklejohn. who became executive of the Florida Development Commission. Appointment of Asst. State Beverage Director Joe Brow n. 36. as the acting director of the Hotel and Kestaurant Commission, filling in for Brautigam. - And Brautigam announced appointment of "Joe Ridel. Brautigam's executive, as deputy director of the Beverage Department, succeeding Brown. "We will begin a program of meshing or integrating the Beverage Department and the Hotel and Restaurant Commission." Kirk told a news conference. Kirk said he felt activities of the two agencies "can be meshed and do a greater service to the tourist industry, which they are calculated to serve." Kirk said one of the agencies is not effective without the other. He said they have cooperated and coordinated activities to a greater extent than has been done in any previous administration. The Republican governor said. "We can say that tourism as such has got to be treated, in my opinion, as a unit." He said he leels financial savings would result from a closer meshing ol the two agencies. Later in response to a question. Kirk said he realizes Florida statutes limit how far he can go. In an interview afterwards. Brautigam said his inspectors have worked very closely with Beverage Department investigators for the past 22 months, and in the last vear. have a virtual crackdown aimed at upgrading the industry. If a restaurant loses its operating license, it also loses its liquor license automatically. Brautigam said. "When a restuarant applies for a liquor license. Don turns it over to us. We check the restaurant out thoroughly, approve or disapprove. Then the Beverage Department checks them out." Brautigam said. He said that not only could inspections be meshed and have been but the agencies' many held olfices throughout the state could conceivably be consolidated. said, the legislature should require that the comptroller tor the department be a certified public accountant. He said his committee also will study the desirability of pooling" all state airplanes and automobiles to insure t heir use strictly for state business, and look into cabinet release of $100,000 to the new Department of Transportation to which the 1967 legislature appropriated no money. He said to prevent the Cabinet from circumventing legislative intent in this way in the future, laws should be passed to prohibit transter of funds between agencies. The gasoline tax increase, lesigned to raise $500 million tor primary roads in the next seven years, was proposed bv Rep. Clifford McNulty. R-Mei-bourne. He said it would meet a backlog of road needs without the high costs of a major bond issue as proposed by Gov. Claude Kirk and others. He said 25 per cent of the added tax would be paid by visitors and the cost to the average Florida motorist would be onlv $12-$13 more annually. TALLAHASSEE (CPU -Atty. Gen. Earl Faircloth Tuesday charged that Gov. Claude Kirk was trying to "set up another state attorney's office'' by sending a team of special investigators into Dade County. On Faircloth's request, the Cabinet postponed for a week consideration of the release ol SI 1(1 .MO to pay expenses for state attorneys on special assignments outside their judicial district on orders trom the governor. Faircloth. a Democrat, said he wanted to check into the request in more detail. The Republican governor said he intended to have the investigators continue the probe despite the fact the Budget Commission had postponed the release of the funds. "1 don't think it will hamper the investigation." Kirk said. "It will hamper it in that the state will not pay the bills until this thing is cleared up." Faircloth shot back. "The scanty information I have is that this is an attempt to try to set up another state attorney's olfice in Dade County." the attorney general charged. Kirk's legal adviser, Gerald Mager. told the Cabinet the I funds were needed for "specific assignments" which grew out of bribery accusations against Democrat State Atty. Hichard Gerstein of Miami The governor last week ordered State Attys. Russell Clarke of Fort Lauderdale and Paul Antinori of Tampa to join State Atty. Dominic Salfi of Sanford in a full-scale investigation into organized crime and corruption in Dade County Salfi had been conducting an investigation for several weeks into the bribery charges against (ierstein by Miami attorney Shelby Highsmith. Gerstein s unsuccessful Republican opponent in the general election earlier this month. Mager said the expanded investigation would take about three months and that some $80,000 of the funds requested were for anticipated expenses in connection with the probe. Faircloth asked Kirk to supply him with information stating under what statute the investigation was being carried out and whether the special investigators would assume any duties now carried out by (Jerstein. Faircloth said the request called for nine investigators and four secretaries as w ell as expense money for the state attorneys and he wanted to consider it carefully before approving it. TALLAHASSEE il'Pl -Proposals for a two-cents per gallon gasoline tax increase and an elected state commissioner of transportation were put belore the House Transportation Committee Tuesday. But Rep. Lynwood Arnold. D-Jacksonville. committee chairman, said all legislation suggesting additional road-building funds will be carefully scrutinized in view of the fact the road department has no trouble finding money to provide airplanes, personnel and other services unrelated to highways to the Governor "It is not my intent to undertake a witch hunt or a detailed investigation into operations of the road department." Arnold said at his organization meeting. "We know we cannot legislate morals "We can. however, determine if the state is receiving the most for the dollars spent." He said he thought it was a mistake to prescribe that the state road commissioner be an engineer when "it is more important that he be a proven administrator." He said this was no reflection on present .commissioner Jay. Brown, a career engineer, "for he has proven to be both." In view of strong criticisms of accounting records by the legislative auditor. 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