The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida on June 6, 1970 · 6
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The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida · 6

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Saturday, June 6, 1970
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J $14 Million Expansion Plans Revealed For Busch Gardens I f If . f . A i ' viv' 1 f GOV. CLAUDE KIRK, AUGUST BUSCH JR. . . . Heading for luncheon and announcement Kunstler Gets Jax Auditorium With Injunction JACKSONVILLE tP)-Under force of a federal court order the City of Jacksonville rented space in its rianbo tttihel F0.OIR.DGD! Saturday, June 6, 1970 6 A Water Transfer To Rejuvenate 2 Lakes Okayed A $400,000 project to rejuvenate two county lakes was approved Friday by the Orange County Water Advisory Board. The plan would take water from the Wekiwa River to replenish Crooked Lake and Horseshoe Lake. The connected lakes began going dry in 1968. The lakes now have water in them but the fish population was lost with the drought. COMMISSION Chairman Charles Hawthorne recommended that the Florida Fresh Water Game and Fish Commission be asked to restock the lakes. Vice C h airman Bill Locke wholeheartedly backed the project as "one of the most important conservation works we could possibly do." He said, "We are now losing Wekiwa fresh water, to salt water. This project will save fresh water and at the same time create recreation areas." A two-mile underground pipeline will be constructed to send the water from Lake Wekiwa to Crooked Lake. The plan will go to the county commission for final approval Tuesday. Florida Firm Faces Discrimination Suit Sentinel Tallahassee Bureau WASHINGTON The Justice Department filed its first housing discrimination suit in Florida Friday, charging a Miami apartment complex with discriminating against Negroes, Atty. Gen. John Mitchell announced. Mitchell said the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Miami, accuses the Nineteen Corp., owners of Westview Terrace Apartments and Westview Manor Apartments, of refusing to make apartments available to Negroes. Kirk Names Dr. Barksdale Sentinel Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE Dr. Malcolm T. Barksdale, Winter Park, was named to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine by Gov. Claude Kirk Friday. He succeeds Dr. William F. Casley. (AP) Civic Auditorium Friday for a speech by Chicago Seven attorney William Kunstler Monday night. U.S. Dist. Court Judge William A. McRae issued a temporary injunction requiring the city to rent the exhibition hall to sponsors of the Kunstler talk despite fears expressed by Mayor Hans Tanzler and Undersheriff D. K. Brown of violence. McRAE SAID they "failed to prove that Mr. Kunstler constitutes a clear danger of inciting a public disturbance which the city of Jacksonville will be incapable of controlling." William Maness, attorney for the sponsoring Legal Service Committee, said the usual four off-duty policemen will be part of the $418 contract with the city and no more are needed. Kunstler is also scheduled to speak Monday afternoon at the University of Florida. THE STUDENT Mobilization Committee has reserved the university auditorium for the speech for 3:30 p.m. Under university policy adopted three years ago,, any recognized campus organization can invite public figures to speak on campus. The SMC was officially recognized last year before the first nationwide Vietnam Moratorium Day. The Young Americans for Freedom, another campus organization has issued a statement saying they will picket the Kunstler speech because of his stand on national issues. Seminoles Appear Divided Over $12.3 Million Award WASHINGTON M The Seminole Indians of Florida appeared divided today over the question of whether to appeal a $12.3 million federal award for land talcen by the government early last century. A nine-member Indian delegation sought advice from Sen. Spessard L. Holland, Rep. James A. Haley and Florida Democrats. Haley is chairman of the House Indian affairs subcommittee. THE INDIAN Claims Commission last month awarded the Seminoles $12.3 million for some 23 million Florida acres taken from the Indians after an 1823 treaty. The Indians, in claims filed with the commission 20 years ago, had argued the land was worth more than $40 million at the time of the taking in Florida. Holland told reporters after the li-hour meeting that he and Haley had explained that the Indians would have to make their own decision about an appeal because the congressmen felt they could not advise the Indians in that respect. HOLLAND SAID Joe Dan Osceola, president of the Seminole Indians of Florida, Inc., was outspokenly in favor of appealing the decision. But, the senator said, Betty Mae Jumper, chairman of the Seminole Tribal Council, was just as strongly in favor of accepting the award. Approximately 1,500 Seminoles now live in Florida and about 3,500 live in Oklahoma. The award would be divided on a per capita basis among the Indians. THE OKLAHOMA Seminoles meet in Oklahoma Saturday to consider TAMPA (UPI) Anheuser-Busch Inc. will enter into the outdoor entertainment business with a $14 million expansion of Busch Gardens here, chairman August A. Busch Jr. announced Friday. Busch made the announcement during a preview of "Boma" a new $1 million small animal attraction which will open at the Tampa Gardens about mid-July. HE SAID an immediate $2.6 million expansion of the Tampa Gardens will be undertaken in addition to the Boma project, with the facility here to be the prototype for future operations of Busch Gardens in Los Angeles and Houston and at a 4,000 acre facility planned at Williamsburg, Va. . MILTON: Eight inches of rain in 24 hours boils Blackwater River on banks Flood Nears; Milligan Evacuates MILLIGAN LB Residents of this small Florida Panhandle town began evacuating homes near the banks of the Yfcllow River Friday as the swollen stream built up to flood crest expected to hit 20 feet during the night. This was the same level the river reached in 1929 when the main street of Milligan, then the county seat of Okaloosa County, was washed away. GILMORE'S GROCERY Store, which sits close to the Yellow River whether they should accept the award. The Florida Seminoles decided today to send Betty Mae Jumper and Fred Smith to the Oklahoma meeting. Joe Dan Osceola told reporters the Florida Seminoles will make no decision in reference to an appeal until after a tribal meeting in Florida. That meeting will be held after the Oklahoma meeting. HALEY SAID that if the award is accepted his subcommittee could approve a bill this year to authorize appropriation of the funds. Haley quoted the Indians as saying their lawyers also are divided on the appeal question. Lack Of Dough Southern Bread ST. PETERSBURG (AP) The radio and television ad used to say "I'd even go north for Southern bread." After today, that's just exactly what you'll have to do. The bread-making company was the state's oldest before news Friday that as of Saturday Southern Bakeries Co. is no more in Florida. Busch said the firm "Is thinking In terms of spending another $10 million" over the next eight years at the gardens here. Richard J. Bender, vice-president of corporated affairs, said the expansion here will include new rides and attractions. The gardens already has a monorail safari, wild animal kingdom, trained bird shows and vast botanical gardens. Bender said the firm plans to ultimately Install new train rides, modeled after locomotives and coaches used in Africa, construction of a 1,000 -seat amphitheater, and a new waterway system, incorporting a flume ride with hydraulically-operated boats. BUSCH GARDENS have been v Kvf f & ( bridge, offered all its goods at a 15 per cent discount. "We're arranging to evacuate," explained Mrs. Gerald Garrett, sister of the store's proprietor, Bill Gilmore. "A 20-foot flood would cover most of the town." After the '29 flood, the business district was moved farther away from the river bank, but homes still remain in the area which was inundated at that time. "PEOPLE IN the area that was flooded before are moving out," PIXies byWoW J seen; The action affects an estimated 500 employes in Florida. The baking company Is pulling out of the state because the bread business, in Florida at least, has become unprofitable, according to a Pinellas County supervisor for the company. Retail outlets around the state, from large supermarket chains to independent grocers, I I I I I I I I I I IHHHI I IWiMWIIWMWBWMM HI III II M III I IHIIIIWWWi HHIl operated largely as free attractions and have ranked second only to the Disney organization In attendance at outdoor attractions, Bender said. But he said the new plan calls for a general admission charge which will go into effect next month and which eventually will be-followed at the other facilities. At the same time the parking fee now collected will be eliminated and the current price of the monorail ride will be slashed. The Boma compound previewed today consists of a lush, planted forest and includes a nocturnal exhibit where nighttime animals are led to believe it is nighttime so they can be viewed in their natural habitat, a small-animal contact 1 V Mrs. Garrett said. "We'll be right behind them." 4 Milligan is the only populated arear in the path of the flood. South of here, the Yellow River flows through open country toward Escambia Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. But the high water could block traffic on U.S. 90, the main east-west artery across the Panhandle, which runs through Milligan. THE ONLY other major stream still in flood following days of torrential rains, the Escambia Riv Right Of People To Sue State To Expire July 1 TALLAHASSEE (UPI)-The short-lived right of the people to sue the sovereign state of Florida for damages caused by negligence of its employes or faulty equipment will expire July 1. A few hours before the 1970 session ended Friday, a bill to continue the one-year experiment with waiver of state immunity from being sued was shoved into committee. THE SENATE passed the bill Thursday, despite charges it was a "relief" measure for lawyers and insurance companies,, and a warning that much of the new money voted school boards' this year would have to be diverted to insurance to protect against law suits. The House defeated it by adding a Forces North are getting the word of Southern's pullout by various means. Southern, an Atlanta-based firm, has for years provided Florida grocery shelves with Southern Bread, Buttermilk and Wholewheat brands, and Hollywood diet bread. Most Southern employes were notified Thursday that there would be no jobs for them on Saturday. nesting area, and seal and ottefl pools. BENDER SAID the addition oj Boma brings the Anheuser-Busch; investment here to $38 million Gov. Claude Kirk, here for the preview, praised the project and said he was "delighted" with the confW dence Busch has shown In Florida "We should have the confidence 11 Florida that everyone outside Florl da has," Kirk said. "GUSSIE'S FAITH In Florida !i $100 million worth and that's a lot of faith," Kirk said. Anheuser -Busch also has a brewery in Jacksonville. S.I er, reached a 13 -foot level at Brewton, Ala., near the Florida line and was expected to crest at 21 feet, four feet above flood stage, -early Saturday. No damage was expected In Florida because the Escambia spreads out through swamp areas after crossing the state line. The Blackwater River, which chased 25 families from their homas in Santa Rosa County, stabilized at 11 feet and was starting to subside slowly. crippling amendment that required it to go to the appropriations committee, with no further meetings scheduled by the committee. The bill, setting limits of liability of $300,000 per occurence, was amended by. a 56-49 vote to provide for setting up a $2 million state self-insurance program to absorb the costs incurred by counties and school boards insuring themselves against damage suits. REP. DONALD Tucker, D-Tal-lahassee, chairman of the House Claims Committee, angrily announced after the vote that he would refuse to handle claims bills in future session because "justice is not served when the people are deprived of their rights." Another proponent of the bill, Rep. Terrell Sessums, D-Tampa, suggested that a vote against the bill could be considered by the next house speaker as an application to serve on the claims committee. Rep. Eugene Shaw, D-Starke, sponsored the amendment requiring the self-insurance fund, saying insurance costs to counties had totaled more than $300,000 since the 1969 legislature waived sovereign Immunity on a one-year experimental basis, while claims approved by the legislature in 1969 totaled only $148,000. "IF THAT makes fiscal sense, I can't see it," Shaw said. Minority leader Don Reedr R-Boca Raton, said the liability limits in the bill were no greater than he had on his own automobile. "It just doesn't make sense to me that the state can do no wrong," Reed said. "The Injury is Just as bad, the damage is just as severe."

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