The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on January 1, 1977 · Page 42
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 42

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Saturday, January 1, 1977
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Saw IRS Files Suit Against Dickinson Seeking $21,714 TALLAHASSEE (UPI) - Unable to obtain an income tax evasion conviction so far, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is trying to collect $21,714 from former Comptroller Fred O. (Bud) Dickinson, it was reported yesterday. The Tampa Tribune said Dickinson faces an IRS claim for $6,716 in Food Stamp Computers Cut Lines S lW 1 n'i' ?Sf BETTER WAGES A 7 ijmNc UlSI J "'WORKING flV-ul IAMOND 59i fa? :n' I cab ' .:, .,J ' IJi taxes for the year 1972 and a civil fraud penalty of $14,998. Dickinson was acquited early this year on criminal charges in connection with his 1972 returns, but a Tallahassee jury deadlocked on charges he evaded $30,101 in taxes in 1970 and 1971. A new trial was scheduled for March but then canceled when Dickinson suffered a heart attack. A team of physicians at Duke University has said he is unable to stand trial, and U.S. District Judge W.B. Hand of Mobile, Ala., will hold a hearing in the next few months and decide whether to drop the case. The IRS filed a civil claim against Dickinson and his wife, Mildred in April in U.S. tax court in Washington. Dickinson filed denials in July and October. The Tribune said he has asked that a trial be held on the claim in Jacksonville. No date or the trial has been set. IRS claims Dickinson, on his 1972 return, failed to report as income $2,740 he took from his campaign fund; $5,210 he received in campaign contributions but used for personal purposes, and a $3,743 automobile purchased for him by several bankers. Dickinson, in his denials to the civil claim, said he reported all taxable income for 1972 $89,674 on which he paid $38,918 in taxes. Dickinson was defeated in the 1974 elections by Gerald Lewis. He was indicted a short time later on charges of extortion and income tax fraud and evasion. He was acquitted of the extortion charges after a Jacksonville trial in 1975, and then acquitted of many of the income tax charges during a January Tallahassee trial. I"--s y- ,rret""' w?v ""u"1 '""" .Ni"i ', - m- "' !" "" in I, r,i UPI Ttltphefo Strikers Try To Prevent a Taxi From Entering a Miami Hotel Strike Fails To Halt Celebrations TALLAHASSEE (UPI) - Use of computers to end long lines for food stamp buyers has been so successful in Jacksonville that it soon will be implemented statewide, the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) said yesterday. HRS estimated it will eliminate more than 6 million pieces of paper, multiple files and save thousands of man hours. The system stores and supplies information on food stamp applicants and recipients. Information is fed into the system through an issuance terminal which looks like an electronic cash register. The information is transmitted to a master file and, in a matter of 20 seconds can be returned to the food stamp cashier. The food stamp client has to see only one person when buying stamps. It eliminates manually prepared forms and extra handling which increases chances of error. Murder Suspect Still in Jail From Post Wlr Services MIAMI - A hotel strike that began Christmas Day ended its first week on New Year's Eve with no settlement in sight. The strike has inconvenienced vacationers at eight major Miami and Miami Beach hotels, but year's end parties were planned anyway. Nonunion help and a decision by unionized musicians and entertainers to cross the lines assured that the parties would be held as usual. Maids, food servers, laundry workers, bellhops and bartenders struck on Christmas Day on Miami Beach and Thursday added Miami's Dupont Plaza ar.d Four Ambassadors to the list. Union officials said additional hotels would be struck as the strike lengthened. Other struck hotels include the Doral Country Club, Doral Beach, Deauville, Eden Roc, Carillon and Shelborna. Union president Herbert (Pinky) Schiffman defended the strike yesterday, saying, "We're not a strike-happy union. Our record speaks for itself." He said several factors contributed to the strike, the first in more than 20 years. Three years ago, three unions joined to form the more powerful 11,000-member Hotel and Restaurant Employes Union and Bartenders International. Until this year, the union contracts provided for arbitration of disputes, which would be binding. When this year's contracts expired, that clause cleared the way for walkouts, Schiffman said. Finally, according to Schiffman, the hotels forced the action. "We tried to negotiate a contract and they were giving us the story that business was bad and they couldn't give an increase of any substance. celebration in the Grand Ballroom featured a dinner show with Neil Se-daka and Sergio Mendes for $75 to $125. At the Doral Beach, another target of the strike, Roberta Sherwood was the featured New Year's Eve attraction. What has kept the holiday celebrations going at the struck hotels has been a refusal by the musicians union and other unions essential to the hotels' day-to-day operations to honor the picket lines of the striking hotel workers. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the striking hotel workers said workers may walk out of other hotels soon and hinted the union may go to court to try to overturn a circuit court injunction that ordered strikers back to work at the Fontainebleau Wednesday. Tourist industry officials said although the walkout has generated bad publicity, it hasn't slowed the tourist flow to the Miami area. Most airlines serving Miami are putting on extra sections, rental cars are difficult to find and the area's streets and expressways are jammed with out-of-state cars. the conviction was overturned by the Florida Supreme Court. Earlier this month, Circuit Court Judge Jack Schoonover authorized Tibbs' release on bond while awaiting a new trial. Tibbs' lawyer, Jerry Paul, Chapel Hill, N.C., expected to have his client bailed out of jail by Christmas, But it proved more complicated than he had anticipated. FORT MYERS (UPI) - Chicago poet Delbert Tibbs, who spent two years on Florida's death row for a murder and rape he said he didn't commit, is spending New Year's in the Lee County jail, but his lawyer hopes to have him free on bond next week. Tibbs was convicted of the murder of Terry Milroy, 27, Key West, but We had no choice but to strike." Industry spokesman say there have been few cancellations because of the strike. Most inquiries deal more with how the situation will be in February. Negotiations were at a standstill yesterday as the New Year's weekend got underway, including the Orange Bowl parade, football game and other festivities. "Until I have a feeling that something possibly can be done, we'll just have to let it sit for a little while," said Leland Dean, one of three federal mediators who held two days of talks without success. Both sides say money issues block agreement a guaranteed tip for maids from prepaid guests and a 10 per cent salary increase for union members over a three-year period. Union officials say maids are paid about $16 a day, bellhops $10 a day, and food servers about $12.75 a day. All also get tips. Management contends the industry can't afford the increases, which would have to be passed on to the guests. Year-round tourism in Miami-Miami Beach has fallen off in recent years, and the cities no longer dominate the convention trade as they did a decade ago. At the Fontainebleau, where pickets were removed earlier this week upon court order, a spokesman said "everything is back to normal." All the rooms are open and their big Secret of Youth -Wine and Women I NEW YEAR I 6 THE ONLY II BEDROOM GAME IN TOWN Nothing like it left on fabulous Singer Island. LUXURY QUARTERS AT EAST P0INTE Over 700 ft. prime beach front. PANORAMIC SEA & LAND VIEW Ideal 11th floor height. GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Center privileges By Owner Days 689-9340 "The judge gave me 60 days or $500, but I'd rather pay the money so I can have some peace," he said. "In here with all these hotheaded young people yelling and going on, it gets nerve wracking." White said there are "only two wordly things I worry about beer and whisky. I haven't been without them for 25 years." White, who has worked at odd jobs, mostly as a cook, said he suffers from cancer and is taking colbalt treatment. He attributed his long life to treating people with respect, and proper eating and sleeping habits; "but most importantly, limit yourself to women and drinking." PENSACOLA (AP) - A 101-year-old man who says a key to long life is "women and drinking" is serving a two-month jail sentence on a liquor law violation. Johnny White, born in Jamaica in March 1875, was sentenced Wednesday on a charge of possessing liquor for sale without a license. The judge was unavailable for comment, but an Escambia County jailer said White was in jail voluntarily, having refused probation. "I dor't know why I'm here because I didn't do anything illegal," White said. "They said I was going to sell the whisky but all of it I get I drink myself." THQUSAM) PINES Country Estates 2 miles west of the Florida Turnpike on Okeechobee Blvd. James K. Siabrtcht, Rultor Palm Qeach, Fla. 655-7034 Saturday, January 1 p Q VI Noon to 5 rN 0 4P?iBDB I All n. rm i SPECIAL HOURS SUNDAY 9TQ7 J (SHE AC3AE(gE S QOIT ?I3SY 5 j FABRIC SALE FOR WOMEN! Buy first yard at regular price, get the Second yard for only EVERY PAIR OF SHOES tv T ,AT $5 NOW ONLY . . . IT ilI V I LOADS OF STYLES) MANY STYLES! ONE-OF-A-KIND e ODD-LOTS, ETC. EXAMPLE: 1st Yard 6.88 2nd Yard .77 2 Yards for 7.65 FOR MEM! EVERY PAIR OF SHOES AT $5 NOW ONLY . . . ! Your unrestricted choice of any fabric in our store . . . dress, blouse, sportswear, party, bridal and home decorator fabrics. Everything Goes! Pay regular price for first yard, get the second yard for only 77(. Fabrics priced from 99 to 9.98 yd. TODAY ONLY! 12 Noon to 5 PM I LOADS OF STYLESI COLORS GALORE! SIZES 7 TO 12 Happy New Q SALE STARTS SUNDAY 9 TO 7 N. PALM BEACH - W. PALM BEACH - 300 U.S. 1, North 2511 Okeechobee Blvd. (Next to Pancake Home) (Shop Westward Center) IMS shoe stores Y TOWN i COUNTRY SHOPPING CENTER A VL 1920 LAKE WORTH ROAD LAKE WORTH, FLA. IS

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