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Fort Lauderdale News from Fort Lauderdale, Florida · 7

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Wednesday, March 25, 1964
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Strip Joints Do A Fade Down, 1 Left Easter Events Set 16A FORT LAUDERDALE NEWS, Wed., March 25, 1964 QUTI BRQWABB HEW! - ' iramsiF OKs .Zonin M For Patient Shifts Studied t County commissioners have instructed Welfare Director ' Arnold H. Hanson to study the proposal for the transfer of non- . psychotic senile patients from - the mental hospitals in West Hollywood to private nursing homes. l Initially, the program would cost $75,000 to $100,000 a year in addition to what the county now budgets for nursirig home care to the indigent. 't, The mental Health Assotia-'t, lion of Broward County made the proposal and secured the support of numerous civic . groups and chambers of com- merce for it. - Commissioners brushed aside "the suggestion of Commissioner J. Herbert Burke that the prob-1-lem be approached from a legal ' rather than financial viewpoint. In asking that Hanson be giv- - en the job of studying the Men-'tal Health Association's proposal for upcoming budget talks, ; Commission Chairman F. R. r Humphries said, "This is a mat-" ter of money." Burke said the problem was : broader. f "The county should look for-ward some day to building a brand new home of its own," h Burke said, adding that the le-, gal limits of the county's authority should be defined. , I APPRAISAL ASKED Burke said a "fair appraisal .of the law" which spells out .'what the county may or may -not do in caring for the mental -patients should be made. . He questioned whether the ; county could remove mental ; patients from South Florida State Hospitals once they have been adjudicated incompetent. Mrs. Power Sharretts, executive director of the Mental Health Association, said that the , county judge and examing psy- chiatrists have in some in- stances "leaned over back-j awards" in committing border line senile because there was no other facilities for them. , j I She said that according to a 'recent survey about 40 of 119 " senile patients from Broward : County at S. Florida State were V considered non-psychotic. These people, she said, do not belong in a mental hospital. - Burke agreed but said that "because of the increasing num- - ber of elderly residents more . thought should be given on how '. to care for them. ; F. R. West who made the pres- entation for the Mental Health Association said there are now -83,341 Broward residents who are over 65 years old compared Ito 56,731 in 1960 and 9,709 in . 1950. T-Men Nab Two In Bookie Raid (Continued from Page One) I two men under surveillance for . more than two months. : Evidence gathered at the ; scene by the agents included flash sheets which are instant-. ly flammable and leave no ash-v es when burned. The telephones were equipped with foam rub- BEACH TAR I TARGET I OF GROUP V HOLLYWOOD Another v: volley of protests over "tar" f washing onto the beaches will be fired off by hotel and apart-.- ment operators here. - The Apartment and Hotel Assn. of Hollywood authorized - Chester Shagets, chairman of . the beach improvement com- mittee, today to write the Florida congressional delega- tion, Gov. Farris Bryant and t the United States Maritime f Commission asking relief from the tar. T The black, gummy deposits I wash ashore from miles at i sea where ships mostly tankers pump out waste oiL r Attempts over the past sever- - al years to prohibit the prac-'" tice have been stymied at the three-mile limit. 300 Apartments vtv ft r - jL 5 ACTIVATED AT LAST Finishing touches to the long-waited five-light railroad crossing signal at N Federal Hwy. and NW 10th St. in Dania is being made by the Florida East Coast Railway today. The railroad is completing its one-third share of the $10,000 warning signal. The city and county finished their share of the contract last July. The new light will flash five red lights to east and west bound traffic when a train approaches the intersection known as "Dead Man's Crossing." (Statf phofo by Bud Jenkins) County $1.7 Millions Set For Roads By GRETCHEN GETTEMY (Staff Writer) A $1.7 million 1964-65 budget for secondary roads, including $634,000 allotted to roads surrounding the South Florida Education . Center, was approved yesterday by Broward County Commission. It was submitted to the State Road Department Monday, for consideration in the state's 1964-65 budget. The funds to be spent to serve the Davie education complex includes four roads, promised in this year's budget, but never started. One, and the main road to the center, is University Drive (Annapu Rd.) from Broward Blvd., south to the Junior College , area. A new road estimated to cost $212,000 will consist of two lanes and will link with a bridge to be constructed this year. Others in the area to re- ber pads to muffle their ringing. Neighbors, attracted by the excitement, remarked they had seen the two men arrive at the house every day around noon and leave at 5 p.m. knew nothing about them heard their phone "ring a lot." Agents said the two men ap parently were combining two separate operations from the house "because it was cheaper." A monthly rent of $100 divided would only cost each man about $1.67 per day "pretty cheap overhead," one of the agents said. A rough estimate was that the two men must have seen about $400,000 change hands during their three-month operation at the Driftwood headquarters. The agents said as far as they knew, this was the first book- making operation in this area. Blackburn and DeCesare are scheduled to appear before U.S Commissioner Davis in Miami for a preliminary hearing March 31. CCIA TO MEET HOLLYWOOD The Central Council of Improvement Assns will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomor row in the music room of Holly wood Central Elementary l . mt:m Approves lieve ' the school congestion will be the two-laning of Pembroke Rd. from Flamingo Rd. Extension, estimated at $135,-000; the two-laning of Stirling Rd. from Flamingo Rd. to the turnpike at $156,000, and the four-laning of Davie Rd. from Sterling Rd. to the north border of Forman Field on which the schools are located, $131,-000. Projects scheduled to be under way soon but to be paid for out of the $1.7 million expected in gasoline taxes next year are: A CROSSING at the NW 50th St. Seaboard Airline Railroad tracks, estimated at $20,-000. . PURCHASE, of remaining rights-of-way for Oakland Park Blvd. four-laning from U.S. Hwy. 1 west to Power-line Rd., $100,000. BRIDGE and approaches at NW Sixth St. between NW 27th and 24th Aves., $108,000. , TWO-LANING improvement of Old Dixie Hwy. at Five Points in Wilton Manors, $37,-000. PURCHASE of right-of-way for two-laning of Sample Rd. from State Rd. 7 to Power-line Rd., $50,000. TWO-LANING of N Andrews Ave. Ext. from Cypress Creek Rd. to Pompano Beach, $100,000. TWO RAILROAD crossings at Cypress Creek Rd., $40,000, and one at 21st St., Pompano Beach, $50,000. TWO-LANE improvement of the Hillsboro Canal Rd.,' leading into the Loxahatchee Recreation area, $25,000. The remaining projects, planned this year, but never started, have been labeled 1964-65 projects and include: FOUR-LANING of Broward Blvd. from 70th Ave. to Bryan Rd., $179,000. FOUR-LANING of Hallan-dale Blvd. from Dixie Hwy. to State Rd. 7, $80,000. FOUR-LANING of Old Dixie Hwy. in Dania from the Florida East Coast Railroad crossing to U.S. Hwy. 1, $35,-000. TWO-LANING of Powerline Rd. from State Rd. 810 (Deer-field West Road) to the Hillsboro Canal, $45,000. TWO-LANING of Commercial Blvd. (NW 50th St.) from State Rd. 7 to Prospect Airport, $150,000. ' RESURFACING of Davie Rd. Ext., from the South Florida State Hospital to the Dade County line, $25,000. Any money remaining will be used for the purchase of right-of-way for roads under the county's bond program. Vote Split On DC A By JIM WIIITESIIIELD (Staff Writer) MIRAMAR Zoning to per-i mit construction of the first big! apartment project in Broward County's fourth largest city was approved -last night by a 3-2 vote of the city council sitting; as a zoning board. j Councilmen John Marini and Joseph Campbell voted against the measure, questioning the good faith of the applicant, De-' velopment Corp. of America, in promising a double row of single family homes as a buffer between existing single family j residential area and the pro-i posed 300 unit apartment proj-l ect. ! "What's to stop you from coming back later and asking to have that buffer rezoned for apartments?" Campbell asked Alvin Sherman, president of DCA. ' "I don't know whether we should Jet you go ahead with two-story apartments until we find out what's behind the complaints from people who bought some of your single family homes." Campbell was referring to a rash of complaints from a number of purchasers of DCA homes. Joseph Dodds III, a Hollywood architect, was commissioned to investigate the complaints and return a report, but recently was fired from the job over delays to submit the completed report on his study. SHIFTS PLANS Sherman redrew his original plans, which would have started the apartment area along the south side of SW 33rd St., to move the - entire project 250 feet south. The 250 feet he established as a block of single family residential lots and another 50-foot street between 33rd St. and the existing homes. Homeowners had protested that they "don't want the back of apartment houses looking out at us," despite Sherman's assurances that such would not be the case. The vote to recommend approval of the zoning came aft er Sherman promised the city a letter pledging to build a model home "in the middle of the block so the whole block has to be developed in single family homes. The model is to be built within a year after the plat of the area is recorded. Marini forced the letter from Sherman by questioning whether DCA would ever develop the 32 residential lots in the buffer strip. 2 Win State Honors Students Are Tops Two South Broward dis- tributive education students came home from Tampa this week with first prizes and an I1II1B: f 3Slf plillll llllilllllBy ilfell llllllft3llillllj llliliOlKili llilll illllsiBiil vkj llttiHiit w i w l, nr.i r.nrrl M ,l STATE JOB INTERVIEW WINNER ... senior Donese Hardy HOLLYWOOD , Transportation to the Easter Sunrise service at Hollywood beach and to all regular Easter church services will be furnished by Hollywood Lodge 919, Loyal Order of Moose. The Easter Sunday church lift is a request from the supreme lodge civic affairs director and is practiced throughout the United States and Canada. Requests for transportation to the sunrise service must be made by Saturday by calling 927-1311. Calls for church transportation may be made to the Moose Lodge at 922-9131, to secretary Frank Goodness at 983-2110 or to Faie Hardy, lodge governor, at 922-4491. HOLLYWOOD The Ka- loff concert ensemble, 16 ballet dancers from Buffalo, N.Y., will be featured in Easter concert by the Holly-w o o d Philharmonic pops orchestra in Young Circle amphitheater at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Soloist will be soprano Emily Graubard of Hollywood. Jan Wolanek will conduct the orchestra. HALLANDALE The sixth annual Rotary Club of Hal-landale Easter egg hunt will be run at 1 p.m. Saturday at City Park. Bikes will go to the boy finding the gold egg and to the girl unearthing the gold and silver egg. A silver dollar will be the reward for each child finding one of the 20 silver eggs scattered around the park. All participants will receive jelly beans and chocolate eggs. Bungling Says He's (Continued from Page One) snapping up the diamonds and the officer deemed it wise to also retrieve the loot. Mainwold, however, had not given up the chase. The fleeing chef ducked through a downtown 5 and 10 cent store, then fled across Flagler St. and through another variety store. Turning left on SE First St. the panicked thief headed toward Biscayne Blvd. It was there with Mainwold breathing Jockey, Wife Case Reset MIAMI A second continuance was granted yesterday by Miami peace justice Hugh F. DuVal Jr. in the preliminary hearing of a Hollywood jockey and his wife on six counts of receiving and possession of stolen orchids valued at approximately $7,500. The judge set April 2 for the preliminary of Eddy Plesa of 3318 Hays St. and his wife Marian. The two are now free on bond. They were taken into cus tody last January on a com plaint sworn out by Robert Scully of Jones and Scully Orchid Co. of Miami. offer for an all-expense paid trip to Chicago next month, Donese Hardy, president of the South Broward High (Staff photo by Ed Parra) DANIA Only one strip tease palace remains in operation on the Dania strip, where three were operating during the past weekend. The doors of the Banyan Club and the Torch Club failed to open to patrons of the scantily clad terpsicho-reans on N Federal Hwy. last night. Only the club Aloha is continuing with the girlie shows and the heat from police pressure is enough to keep the performeds warm during the coldest winter nights. Easter Week Holiday For Two 'pants' burglaries and arrest of two teenagers on a grand larceny charge were among police business in South Broward. In Dania the first pants burglar of the season for that city swung into action during the night and stole $180 from the pants of Miguel Piedra at the New Katherine Hotel. An , attempt was made by the burglar to enter the room of Mrs. J. Van Horan, desk clerk but failed due to a night latch on the door. Piedra said his door was locked when he went to bed, was open when he woke up and his pants were on the floor. An attempt to break into the Dania Texaco service station, 550 S Federal Hwy., failed when a plate glass win- Thief Guilty down his neck shouting, "Police, help, police," that Capitoli ran smack into the arms of another traffic officer, C. A. Lazzaro. Lazzaro, also unaware of any burglary, booked the chef on a charge that stuck jaywalking OFF TO JAIL Meanwhile, Mainwold was at the scene and told what had oc curred. The chef was hustled off to the bastile, his hands still bleeding from cuts received when he smashed out the win dow. Officer Martin, back at the scene, had meanwhile picked up 32 diamond rings worth $25,590 from the helpful pedestrians Missing and still missing today are 10 additional rings of vary ing values. - Asked at the . time why he dogged the suspect, Mainwold said simply, "My insurance had run out." Approval Won On Heliport The Ft. Lauderdale City Com mission has approved a heliport for SE 17th St. near, the Port Everglades entrance. The request was made by Paul WTood, a helicopter pilot, who said he wants to set up a sight -seeing service at the location. School Distributive Education Club, won top award in the state job interview contest sponsored by the Florida Assn. of Distributive Education Clubs of America. McArthur High - School's club president, Jim DeHayes, won a first place trophy and $125 cash award in the public speaking contest and a third place in the sales demonstration contest. Jim also was presented the Sears Foundation Award for the McArthur Club for its outstanding distributive education program. WORK, STUDY , Both seniors, like their classmates, attend regular school classes every morning and then step into the working world in the afternoons, evenings and weekends. Donese is employed as a secretary for Big Tone Enterprises, a local public relations firm where she has teen offered a full time job after graduation. Jim is youth director of the Hebrew Christian Fellowship in Miami Beach. Donese was given the top award in the job interview contest for her poise and man- The Torch Club is closed indefinitely "due to internal revenue troubles," Al Gordon, part owner told Police Chief Montie Smith yesterday. A sign on the door today proclaims the strip palace is closed for alterations and "gone fishing." Chief Smith and beverage department agents H. H. -Wood and P. A. Kirkland closed the Banyan Club Monday after a four-night stand as a burlesque house featuring Bubbles Darlene and her 12 gorgeous girls. dow withstood the shock of a thrown concrete block without breaking. $415 TAKEN In Hollywood, Arthur R. Cavallini, of Blue Island, 111., who is staying at the Golden Sands Motel, 707 N Broadwalk, told police yesterday $415 in cash was stolen from the pocket of a pair of his trousers which were hanging in the bathroom of his apartment. HOLLYWOOD The county solicitor's office has charged two 17-year-old Miramar boys with grand larceny in connection with a burglary of $124 from a house Sunday. Anthony Joseph Silvia, 2819 SW 68th Ter., has been transferred to the Broward sheriff's office, where he was jailed in lieu of $1,000 bond. James Joseph Marotti, 7619 W Plantation Blvd., was picked up by police in Jacksonville Sunday and will be returned to Broward by a sheriff's deputy. Detective Fred Barbetta said the boys were picked up when their descriptions matched those of two youths who stole a filing cabinet containing $124 from the home of Frederick Armstrong, 1221 N 58th Ave. Barbetta said the cabinet was found abandoned at the Dania Seminole Indian Reservation. HOLLYWOOD Two Negro men knocked down a 62-year-old woman in the dimly- 'Reel' Thief Hits Movie An irate drive-in theater owner, missing three reels of the 10-reel feature film, "The Cardinal," began checking his insurance policy this morning to see if the unusual loss is covered. "Who would take 6,000 feet of film?" grumbled John Gardner, owner-manager of the Arrow Drive-in at State Rd. 7 and Stirling Rd. The "booty" taken late last night was valued at about $.05 a foot or some $300 for the stolen case of film. JIM DE HAYES . . . double winner ner while being interviewed by actual personnel managers who acted as judges. She was competing with 50 other students from classes all over the state. Jim had an hour to prepare a speech on "Developing Future Leaders for Marking and Distribution" for the semifinals and another hour to prepare a speech on "What Distributive Education Means to Me." Since they are both first place winners, the seniors have been invited to attend the national convention the end of next month in Chicago to compete for national prizes. In addition to her secretarial duties, Donese is also a part-time model. An agreement on the license by long - time owner Harry Martin and three Miami nightclub impresarios was declared illegal and charges would follow if the club continued to operate as a strip joint. Martin agreed to close the show and to revert to the former dance band entertainment which had prevailed for close to 20 years. Chief Smith said a constant police check would be made at the Club Aloha for any violations. Ism 9f Crime lit foyer of the Entrada Motel, 509 N Federal Hwy., late last night and escaped with her purse containing $20. Ester M. Rudicel of WTa-bash, Ind., who is staying at the motel, told police she was walking into the foyer 'which was dimly-lit" at 11:34 p.m. when two Negroes attacked her from the rear. She said one of the men ripped her purse from her arm and threw her to the cement floor. Police said Mrs. Rudicel cut her elbow and twisted her neck when she fell. Two days ago two armed men held up and robbed the Entrada desk clerk of $334. ALERT IS OUT Meanwhile a statewide alert is out for the two long term prisoners who escaped yesterday morning while on a work detail in Pompano Beach. The two Negro escapees were George Conyer, 40, and Willie Gray, 32, both of Miami. Condition Of Airman Critical HOLLYWOOD Airman 2G Lawrence L. Davies 22, of 1129 Tyler St., was reported fighting for his life from 10 broken bones in his neck which he suffered in an auto crash, Charlotte Wilkenfeld, an aunt, said today. He is the son of Mrs. Hattie Davis. "He is dehydrating so fast," Mrs. Wilkenfeld said she was advised by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital officials in Albany, Ga. This morning, the airman was reported still in a state of shock. Five other airmen who were in the car when it overturned after hitting a bump near Albany were injured. Three ara still hospitalized at Turner Air Force Base Hospital with fractures and internal injuries. The accident occurred March 19, the aunt said. Some family members will leave soon to be with the airman. His condition was reported as critical. Mrs. Wilkenfeld said Davis is paralyzed from the neck down. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force upon graduating from South Broward High three years ago. Police Chief Crum Dies (Continued from Page One) fore taking the chief's job in Pembroke Pines. Survivors include his widow, Evelyn, of 6610 SW 24th St., West Hollywood; two sons, Le-roy and William both of Holly wood; three brothers, includirl Charles of Golden Beach; two daughters, Mrs. Jacklin Newtcn of Harvey, 111., and Mrs. James Dunn of Cocoa; five stepchildren, Frank, with the U.S. Navy in Scotland, Gregory, Gary, Timothy and Faith Ann, all of West Hollywood; his mother Lillian Crum, Dayton, Ohio; two sisters and six grandchildren. Arrangements are pending at Boyd's Funeral Home, West Hollywood. Guilty Plea Entered A Waycross, Ga. Negro charged in the murder of another Negro in a Pompano Beach bar last Dec. 20 pled guilty to manslaughter in court of record Tuesday and was sentenced to six years in the state prison. Woodrow Rickerson, 50, was charged by the state with the pistol slaying of Felder Williams alias James Williams in Don's Bar, NW Ninth St., Pompano Beach. Jim Moore, assistant county solicitor, accepted the- lesser count. School, 500 S Federal Hwy. i

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