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Thursday, June 1, 1972
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6 Counties Involved In Health Plan 1 By JOANN SCHUTE SenllMl IteN A six-county effort to establish a clearinghouse for regional health matters was proposed Wednesday by the Orange County Pollution Control Board. Under the plan submitted by County Commissioner Ralph Poo, the counties would contribute half of the estimated JliO.OOO needed to establish a regional health planning board. PARTICIPATING COUNTIES Include Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia and Lake. Officials indicated Orange County's share of the contribution would be $12,000. "Central Florida is the only area In the state without such a group In existence," Poe said. "This would give us a lot more say on what we would like to do in environmental health area and other areas; It would also be a help In getting federal and state money for local projects." "DR. HOMER Stallings, Orange County Pollution Control Board chairman said he would contact proper State Comprehensive Health Planning Board officials. , Pollution board members said the regional health planning council is coming. "It W Just a matter of whether we do it or It Is done for us," said Poe. In other matters, the board Indicated that any of Orange County's 100 private waste water treatment plants that will not meet tough new Orange County regulations will have to apply for a variance by August or September. PLANTS PROCESSING under one million gallons daily will be able to use the perculatlon method. That method Involves letting water filter Into the ground from a pond. ' Larger plants will have to use landspreading of effluent or chemical treatment. "Our regulations on this don't g Into effect until January, but anyone not complying can be fined up ;o $5,000 dally," said Poe. THE BOARD also agreed to supply Information to Orange County municipalities on county drainage requirements. Filters are being required to eliminate garbage such as paper plates and beer cans from Orange County's lakes, streams and rivers. ! Poe said filtration systems are being required of all new subdivisions In the county. "Our new-subdivision code isn't in black and white yet, but it will prohibit dumping anything worse into a stream than Is already there." , '- We're Of To See Windy weather does not daunt this pair of frolicking teens, as they parade along on an Indian River sandspit. Stormy days have invaded the coast, but are expected to leave us shortly in the wake of warmer weather. (Sentinel Photo by Eric Roseland) Tapes Of Narcotics Buy Heard At Barnhill Trial By JACK HOLMES Sentinel Staff A tape recording of a conversation between a 19-year-old Orlando youth and an undercover narcotics agent setting up a drug buy was played Wednesday during the trial of John Barnhill. Barnhill is charged with attempted murder, attempted robbery and conspiracy to rob during the alleged pre-arranged drug buy set up by two undercover agents. Winter Park policeman Gus Beck-sturm . played the tapes of two telephone conversations he said were between him and Barnhill. Barnhill's lawyer asked Criminal Court Judge W. Rogers Turner to declare a mistrial, contending the Developers Win Land Assessment Fight By DON REID Sentinel Correspondent GAINESVILLE The Alachua County commission lost another battle to keep developers from gaining the low tax assessment under agricultural exemptions. The state court of appeals ruled against the county in denying 160 acres of land at the northwest corner of NW 39 Avenue and 34th Street the low assessment. Real estate developer M. M. Parrish holds the land as trustee to an estate and claimed the property within 500 feet of the Gainesville city limits is used for slash .pine production. The area in the midst of thei quickly developing residential section south of Northwood is in pine trees. Attempts are made yearly to to serve the new Sante Fe Junior College site and apartments to the west. THE LAND is now zoned G-l, allowing agriculture use but not the mobile homes allowed in regular agricultural areas. In 1971, the county commission, acting as the board of tax equalization denied the AG exemption for the property. This meant the county 17 -Year-Old Vanessa Bryant Chosen By DONNA ROGERO Sentinel Correspondent Seventeien-year-old Vanessa , De-nese Bryant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bryant, East Palatka, is the 1972 "Miss Rhomania." Sponsor of the contest entitled "Rhomania in Wonderland" was Gamma Xi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. Miss Bryant was awarded a $50 cash prize. MRS. LEE B RAN AN, Ocala, spoke to members of the Palatka branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at a dinneir in the Town House Restaurant, Palatka. Bringing members up to date on Florida Division executive board matters, Mrs. Branan reminded recordings were used to "inflame and prejudice the jury." Barnhill's trial will continue today, and may run into the weekend, because Assistant Solicitor Ed Nagel said the state alone- will call 15 witnesses. Charges against Barnhill were filed after he was injured in a shootout with Becksturm, deputized as a special Orange County Sheriff's agent, and an agent of the Federal Bureau of Dangerous Drugs and Narcotics. Also arrested after the shootout at 748 29th St., Orlando, on April 20, were Steve Adkins facing charges identical to those against Barnhill and B a r n h i 11 s wife Patricia,' charged with conspiracy to rob. could evaluate the land at only $170 an acre rather than nearer the $4,000 an acre other property in the area was selling for at that time. The county appealed since the property was prime speculation real estate at the major intersection. COUNTY ATTORNEY Wayne Carlisle lost the case before circuit judge John A. H. Murphree and now Cocoa Residents Reminded Of Ban On 'Open' Burning COCOA Cocoa Fire Chief Dave Salisbury Wednesday warned residents not to do any burning within city limits. Salisbury said burning is only allowed in certain areas for "land drainage or construction" and then only after a permit has been issued. "We make them discontinue burning if it becomes a problem to the public," the chief added. He also said permits aren't issued if the department believes the burning will become a problem. The permits are issued through the fire department. them of the Southeast Regional Conference to be held at Jacksonville University June 8-10. DANNY DAY, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Day, Palatka is winner of Hudson's Junior College Scholarship according to an announcement made by the selection committee of Hudson Pulp & Paper Corp. here. MRS. AXXIE J. LANE celebrated her 98th birthday with a party in Lakeshore Nursing Home, Crescent City, given by friends who recalled her 60 years' residing in Palatka. MRS. ARTHUR RIDEOUT was installed as president of the Palatka Charges JIn Commission By DON WILSON Sentinel Stall OCALA County prosecutor Steve Ryder said Wednesday he has dropped his investigation into claimed violations of the Sunshine Law in Belleview, adding he found "no probable cause" for the charge. Ryder said his investigation turned up no proof to support claims the Belleview city commission held a secret work session, in violation of the state's open-meetings law. "I'VE CONCLUDED there is no probable cause to have anybody arrested for this alleged violation," Ryder said. "The findings have assured me this was a meeting open to the public." The announcement ended several weeks of speculation covering the supposed happenings at the March 9 commission work session. The investigation was opened two Santa Fe College To Switch Sentinel Correspondent . GAINESVILLE Santa Fe Junior College is no more today. Instead it is Santa Fe Community College. before the appeals court in Lakeland. "The court held the fact that land may have been purchased for and was being held as a speculative investment is of no consequence, as long as actual use is for one of the agricultural purposes . set .forth by the legislature," he said. He argued before the court there was really no control put into the hands of the equalization board. The courts ruled that all land if resembling an agriculture use could not be taxed at its real worth. THE NEW greenbelt law according to Carlisle does nothing to the old law except take the problems of determining exemptions away from a board and placing them entirely in the hands of the tax assessor. Alachua County and its strict interpretation of the law has resulted in a series of lawsuits, all of which were defeated. Carlisle said the county will not appeal, because the appeals court based its decision on another opinion written by the present state supreme court. News From Putnam County Woman's Club by Mrs. Maynard Helms, District 4 director of Woman's Clubs from Jacksonville. Mrs. Rideout, wife of the First Presbyterian Church pastor, succeeds Mrs. Don Petersen. Other officers installed are Mrs. John Seaney, first vice president; Mrs. William Sandell, second vice presWent; Mrs. Howard M. Day, third vice president; Mrs. Dennie Floyd, recording secretary; Mrs. Don Douglas, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Fairfax Montague, treasurer and Mrs. Fordyce Thompson, auditor. Unfounded' weeks ago by Ryder, acting on a complaint from an unidentified informant. RYDER'S DECISION to drop the investigation was received calmly by Belleview officials. To Belleview Mayor Roy Abshier, the decision was definitely not a "surprise." "He conducted a very thorough investigation," said Abshier, "and there was just no other conclusion he could have reached. There never was any question in my mind the commission had not acted within the law." "NOW THAT the stigma has been removed, the city commission can continue enthusiastically to serve' the needs of the community," he added. Abshier, who earlier labelled the investigation the work of ."some Becomes; Latest The name change makes the five-year-old school number 13 of 27 in the state to adopt the new term, according to president Alan Robertson. HE RECOMMENDED the change in line with the responsibility the school has to the community. Trustee Milton Brownlee agreed the name should be changed since many of the students are not planning on attending a four-year school. Salary increases were also approved for 200 academic employes, ranging from $500 to $1,200 for the new fiscal year beginning now in September. ROBERTSON SAID the $500 given to everyone was a cost of living increase and fell within the presidential pay board guidelines. All teachers and academic staff who were on the payroll for a full year receive a pay plan merit raise of three levels, while another two pay levels were added to 34 voted by fellow staff members as outstanding. Each pay level is worth $100 per year over the base pay and will continue as part of the regular salary. THE PRESIDENT defended the raises as within federal guidelines. "We were about the middle level of the scale last year and this should bring us up to the higher levels, since we are the sixth largest community college in the state," the president explained. CRESCENT CITY Woman's Club president recently installed is Mrs. William J. Ellis. Newly elected second vice president of the Florida Federation of Woman's Clubs, Mrs. Elmer Norton of Jacksonville was installing officer. Other officers installed were Mrs. Paul Ellis, first vice president; Mrs. William Carrier Jr., second vice president; Mrs. W. D. Griffis, third vice president; Mrs. John Combden, recording secretary; Mrs. C. D. Sackett, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Woodford Goddin, treasurer Probe disgruntled former city employes," said the whole thing revolved around a meeting room door being locked by mistake. "That meeting was publicized two and a half days in advance," he asserted. "If we had intended to hold a secret meeting, it would have been foolish for us to do that." Noting the city commission has been faced with Sunshine Law charges twice in the past, Abshier said, "I think the citizens realize this kind of thing has happened before, and maybe will happen again, and we can't let it bother us. "This commission is not going to do anything illegal," he continued, "and as for those people who might get some satisfaction from being negativists ... we can live with them." Name He did not know what the raises would do on a state level because ,' other schools have not granted theirs yet. , ' ,i f ;.: THE NON-academic staff raises will come before the trustees later this summer. The trustees also rehired Robertson as acting president for another six month term at a salary increase o $1,000 a year. Appointed in November, under state law he must have a doctorate at the end of this six month term or forfeit the office. THE FORMER University of Florida administrator is finding it rough with his job and doing degree work in economics at the university. He admitted he may have to go before the cabinet in six months for a waiver of policy. The trustees also approved the new fiscal budget for next year of $10.9 million. Charts indicate $2.5 million is carry-over construction funds with an expected $2 million from the state. OPERATING BUDGETS will be $6.5 million up from $5.1 over last year. Robertson expects an increase in enrollment to more than 5,000 full-time equivalent students "or about 7,000 bodies with part time people. This is becoming a big school." 'Miss Rhomania - and Mrs. James Lewis, member-at-large. PALATKA BUSINESS & Professional Women's Club installed Mrs. James Kemp president. Mrs. Eliza Hamer representing thei Crescent City Club was officer in charge of ceremonies. Other officers are Mrs. Pat Spena, first vice president; Mrs. Fred Burnett, second vice president; Mrs. William R. Harvey, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Jo Hammond, recording secretary; and Mrs. Inge McDaniel, treasurer. MR. AND MRS. W. P. Brown of Palatka were honored by friends and associates with a farewell party given by Mr. and Mrs. Dan Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. George George In rlanbo &entihel Alachua Laic Citrut 9 Sumttr Putnam Thursday, June 1, 1972 1 B City Elections ForMontverde Slated June 6 1 Sentinel Bureau TAVARES Montverde will hold Its city election June 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the community building. Candidates for the office of mayor are: incumbent Franklin Pearce Jr., Mike Marrone and Una S. Doub. Running unopposed for the office of clerk-collector is Etta J. Smith. Incumbent Myrtle M. Pelkie is not seeking re-election. . UNOPPOSED FOR the treasurer's post is incumbent Mrs. W. O. Mc- Quftig. '; Candidates for three council seats are: for two-year terms, William H," - Stull, William F. Neeley and Keefer , - G. Doub. Two of these candidates will be elected by majority vote. ' .. ,, Sanford Youth - Arrested, Held In Bomb Hoax : A 15-year-old Lakeview Middle School student was arrested , at Sanford Wednesday for making a bomb threat call that caused the school to be evacuated and 1,150 students to be sent home. 1 The youth admitted calling police headquarters from a pay telephone at the school at 11:25 a.m. and telling the desk officer a bomb was . in the school and set to go off within the next hour, said Sanford Police, Sgt. William Lykens. THE CALLER hung up without identifying himself and police and firemen evacuated the school and searched the sprawling campus near U.S. 17-92 for two hours without finding an explosive. Principal Ted Barker said the students were sent home at 12:30 p.m. on buses "because the police wanted the school kept clear until 1:30 p.m. and that would be only 30 minutes before students would begin leaving for the day." Lykens said six persons identified the juvenile suspect from a tape recording of the bomb threat call. Lykens said the youth was arrested at his Sanford home. The boy admitted making the call. The boy was turned over to juvenile court authorities. the Martinez' Round Lake home. Brown who recently resigned his post as assistant vice president of administration at Hudson Pulp & Paper Corp., has accepted a position with , Parke Dohme and Com. in Rahway, N. J. where the Browns are to make their home after leaving here June 1. . Brown was active in numerous committees and groups countywide and his wife was president of the county Republican Woman's Club. VICKI LYNN BEAVER and Joyce Nesbitt, . both juniors at Palatka Central High School are two of four essay winners In this region to be awarded a trip to Washington, D. C. for one week beginning June 11. Clay Electric Cooperative, Keystone Heights, was sponsor of the youth tour. 3 !: Vi

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