The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on January 17, 1963 · 45
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The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida · 45

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Thursday, January 17, 1963
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inn i "'Wilt ' '' 1 " 'J" ? "i u. p im iiihiujii i iiumi iimiiw mi .. i i i . j9 W . . ir- i nv : . . - '"""'.ti iff u ysterm Get New Certificate; Hearing Held On License Suspension THE TAMPA TRIBUNE SECTION D GENERAL NEWS TAMPA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 1963 1 old. en I5 1&1-L Wl f LP ' " LOADING AN ATOMIC GENERATOR Clear- field, Pa. Two technicians, using remotely-controlled manipulators, drop 14 capsules of strontium 90 into a generator which will provide the power for a fog- horn and a blinking light at an unnamed lighthouse in Floridians Plan To Build Ocean Isle With Casino TITUSVILLE VP) Two ' Central Florida men planned yesterday to create an ocean , island that will be independent of any country, .. The island-to-be: Atlantis, .t named for the civilization " which in legend thrived and j than sank without a trace during some ancient upheaval of the Atlantic Ocean's floor. Its probable livelihood: resort v business, including gambling. William T. Anderson of . Titusville and Roger C. Chap-. . pell of Fern Park, near Or-" lando, are promoters of the island-building project on reefs, now submerged, more than three miles east of Elliott Key, not far from Miami. Anderson, a U.S. Corps of Engineers employe, said he has worked several years on his idea for building up F T i s. v. " Peninsula State Bank Cites Growth An increase of $2,150,000 in deposits during 1962 as well as increased activity in all depart- Singleton LeVarge ments of Peninsula State Bank was noted yesterday by Lem P. Woods, bank president, at the Institution's annual meeting of Etockholders. In keeping with the growth of the financial institution, its directors increased surplus from $500,000 to $575,000 by passing $75,000 from undivided profits to surplus. Capital and surplus now stand at $1,075,000 as contrasted to $130,000 when the tank opened in 1951. Although the bank has had three major additions to its original building, a $100,000 two-story addition, is schedule'! for completion April 1. In other action, two promotions were announced. Paul G. Singleton Jr., former cashier, was elected vice president and cashier. Frederick R. LeVarge Jr., was promoted from assistant vice president to vice president. Directors Reelected All directors were reelected. They are: John M. Allison, W. J. Barritt Jr., Russell S. Bogue, Eliot C. Fletcher, Richard E. Knight, Richard S. McKay, W. J. Pingston, J. A. Smith, Hewett Walker, Victor B. Yeats and Woods. All officers were reelected to their present positions. They are: Richard E. Knight, vice president; John M. Allison, vice president; J. A. Smith, vice president; T. C. Farrington Jr., assistant cashier; J. Walton Romero, assistant cashier; Mrs. Lilo Silverwood, assistant cashier; F. R. ''Rick" LeVarge, assistant cashier; Harold R. Hjort Jr., assistant cashier; Lem P. Woods Jr., assistant cashier; John C. Harring, auditor, and Woods, president. New Constitution DAKAR, Senegal W A new presidential - type constitution will be submitted to voters in March, President Leopold benghor has announced. and developing currently-designated Ajax and Long reefs as "Atlantis, Isle of Gold." "The idea of a casino a place where gambling would be allowed as it is in Nevada so close to the Florida 'Gold Coast' has been a dream of a lot of people," Anderson said. Parimutuels, on racing and jai-alai, are the only legal ' forms of gambling in Florida. "Investigation of the Bahamas and Marquesas also revealed laws that would prevent the operation of a casino. I began to sort out the other islands and reefs around Florida. In 1955 I discovered the possibilities of 'Atlantis,' and began to establish claims. The reefs, VA to seven feet "below surface, are in inter. Five Boy Scout Leaders Five Boy Scout leaders in the Gulf Ridge Council were presented with the Silver Beaver Award, highest honor that a council may bestow on a scouter for outstanding service to boyhood, during the annual recognition dinner Tues day night at tne I ii new Civic Center I h in Lakeland. The five are Glenn M. Youna. F. L. (Bud) Brock Young and Lewis Hill III, all of Tam pa; Earl M. Hatton, Bartow, and John R. Wright, Lakeland. The dinner was attended by 600 persons, who heard Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, director of Selective Service, give an after-dinner talk. Among accomplishments of the men for which they were honored were Young's organiza- ' um FROSTY COWPOKES Highmore, S.D. lieatty Frei, 12, daughter of Highmore, S.D., area rancher Bethel Frei, affectionately pats her horse which is covered with frost during a cattle drive. She is helping her father and grandfather and other cowpokes drive 550 Black Angus cattle to market some 56 miles from her ranch. (AP Wirephoto) the upper Chesapeake Bay. The generator was fueled yesterday by Gene Shield (left) and Francis Harsati of the Martin Co., which built the power plant. AP Wirephoto) national waters, Anderson said. He said he already has obtained what amount to quitclaims from the federal government and the state of Florida. The U.S. State Department, he said, confirmed that the site is in international waters rather than in U.S. territory, and the trustees of the Florida Internal Improvement Fund said Florida had no claim on the site. "This we know we have our claim established," Anderson said. . "The idea is just as feasible as many other similar fill projects even though outside the jurisdiction of the United States. We are going ahead." Chappell operates a nursery and landscape business. He put on record in Orange Cited Hill Brock tion of 39 units within the Gulf Ridge Council; Brock's work to improve Camp Owen Broreirt; Hill's record of more new units organized than ever before in the council while he has been council organization and exten-tion chairman; Hatton's program, aids to unit leaders through roundtables and direct service to units in recruiting a strong neighborhood commissioner staff, and Wright's outstanding sustaining enrollment program. k.i - County Circuit Court notice that he holds a contract for an option to buy the island. Anderson said p'ans are to create a 2,600-acre island which would be seven feet above high tide. The first building, he said, may go up when as little as five acres is completed. "We envision a completed island with a hotel at each end, a big international house in the center, a golf course, bot-tels and marinas and a landing strip for planes," Anderson said. "A lot of this will come about slowly but there has been a tremendous amount of interest. We have a lot of problems, but raising money isn't expected to be one of them." Federal Promotes Gould Donald W. Gould, who has been acting manager of the Temple Terrace branch of Tampa .Federal Savings and Loan Association, was promoted to branch manager at the saving institution's annual meeting. All officers and the directors were reelected. H. A. McNeely, executive vice president and secretary, report ed assets of Tampa Federal Savings and Loan increased by $4,018,039 last year to bring the total to $35,196,085.67. 12.9 Per Cent Gain This represents a 12.9 per cent gain since the end of 1961 McNeely also reported a net increase in savings of 13.2 per cent; a 14.4 per cent increase in savings account holders; a 17.9 per cent jump in dividends, and a 10.7 per cent increase in home mortgages. The firms mort gage portfolio stood at $30,154, 205 at the end of the year, Directors reelected were Herbert Gray, J. B. Hamner Miller, T. M. Shackelford Jr, and James W. Warren. Other officers are: T. M, Shackleford Jr., chairman of the board; Carlton C. Cone president; Herbert Gray, vice president and treasurer; Julian H. Lifsey Jr., vice president Miller, vice president; John C, Mills, vice president; Dr. Harold G. Nix, vice president; Emilio Pons, vice president; Warren vice president; H. R. Kennedy vice president; Warren B. Jar vis, vice president; James W Wilson, vice president; Anna M Knight, assistant secretary Marguerite L. McRae, assistant secretary; E 1 i s e Richardson loan officer, and William M Hendry, III,, branch manager, Interbay branch. To Attend Inauguration Three members of the Uni versity of Tampa staff and fac ulty will be official representa' tives at the inauguration of Dr. William H. Kadel as president of Florida Presbyterian College, St. Petersburg, Friday. They are Dr. Charles R. Walker Jr., dean of administration, who will represent the university in the absence of Dr. David M. Delo, university president; Dr. Eustasio Fernandez, chairman of the modern languages department, who will represent the Modern Language Association, and Dr. Clarence M. Pruitt, professor of geography, who will represent the American Association for the Advancement of Science. All commercial oyster gatherers in Hillsborough County were told to obtain new State Health Department certificates yesterday in an action that stemmed from arrest of two fishermen last month. The regulatory move may later be more strictly enforced among oyster fishermen throughout the state, State Health Department spokesman Bjarne B. Anderson Jr., said following an administrative hearing yesterday. The hearing was held to determine if probable cause existed for the permanent suspension of an operating permit of Nathan Hill, operator of Bayou Seafood Co. Inc. Followed Arrest Hill's permit was suspended last month after two relatives, Paul Hill and Roland Hill, were arrested by health department agents. The fishermen were charged with taking some 15 bushels of oysters from an area not prescribed by the health department as safe. Health agents contended the fishermen harvested oysters from a polluted area five miles south of the mouth of the Alafia River. Both brothers insisted they had gathered the oysters from an acceptable area near Wee-don Island on the Pinellas side of the Bay but the oysters were transported for unloading purposes across the bay. Say They Were Poling The men said they were actually "poling" their small boat across a sand bar when health agents spotted what they thought was "two men tonging oysters" (picking oysters from the bay with long tongs). Both oystermen, who claim a total of 68 years of commercial fishing experience, . say there are no oysters in the area near the sand bar. "Somebody's going to get seriously ill if we don't stop (the collecting of oysters from unapproved waters)," County Sanitarian C. E. Phillips declared. "We've seen boats some of them with commercial lettering on their bows loaded to the gunwales with oysters. And the boats were in waters that were highly polluted near sewer outlets," Phillips said. Delays Decision Anderson withheld judgment at the end of the hearing pending study of the entire transcript. He said he would render an opinion "just as soon as possible." Nathan Hill's attorney pleaded for an early judgment in the matter, saying his client is coming to grips with bankruptcy. "He's losing customers," attorney William Taylor said. "If he doesn't make it now, he'll go bankrupt." Prepare For City Election City Election Board Chair man Mary Sullivan Harris was chosen Tuesday to continue in her position as the board met to reorganize. Vice Chairman C. Henry Frey and Secretary Peter Ci-mino were also reelected to the posts they have held for the past year. The board noted the official dates of the coming city elec tions during the meeting. Qualifying dates are from June 12 to Aug. 10. The first primary will be Sept. 10, the runoff Sept. 24. Election Board Secretary Lois Blount is to be furnished office space in City Hall soon and said she will staff the office full-time about June 3. Candidates may now contact Miss Blount at the county supervisor of registration's office on Tuesdays. Hits Train John Gordon Brown, 31, 1704 Maple St., escaped serious in jury last night after the car he was driving skidded against a Seaboard Railroad train on Linebaugh Avenue near 12th Street. Police-charged him with careless driving. He was treated at Tampa General Hospital for minor injuries. SAID NOT ALARMING LY 5. Reports Radioactivity In Tampa Milk Shows Increase WASHINGTON (Tribune Bureau) Levels of radioactive iodine in Tampa milk showed a big increase during November compared with the previous month, a Public Health Service report indicated here. The samplings averaged 80 micromicrocuries of radioactive iodine per liter of milk during November the latest month for which figures have been compiled and only 10 micromicro $7,300 Is Bid On Razing VIP TREATMENT Darwin, Minn. VIP stands for very important pooch, to the students and teachers at district 1126 school near Darwin, Minn. Here, Sparky, the school mascot, enjoys lunch hour with her master, Holly Ann Smith, 10-year-old fifth grader. The Labrador goes to school and enjoys the classroom sessions and romping with the kids at recess. The teacher, Florence Witte, who doesn't mind anyway, had to agree with school board's wish that Sparky can attend as a mascot. (AP Wirephoto) News A Lady Lake mechanic pleaded guilty to reckless driving charges yesterday in Ocala after pursuing officers caught up with him when he stalled on the Atlantic Coast Line tracks. Lawrence S. In-man, 24, was fined $100 and bond of $300 was order on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possessing obscene literature. Inman pleaded not guilty to the latter two charges. Deputies found a 17-year-old boy with Inman, and jailed him for being drunk. Teen-age girls who engaged In a Christmas Eve battle royal that sent one to a hospital, ended up in Sarasota Juvenile Court. One of the girls had spent a week recuperating from knife wounds in the back, stomach and chest. The fracas evidently climaxed a year of bickering between two former friends. On girl was committed to state detention and the others were released to their parents with a minimum of one-year's probation. Two Central Florida men are planning to create an ocean island from submerged reefs not far from Miami but outside any country's jurisdiction Atlantis, Isle of Gold. Its probable livelihood: resort business, including gambling. William T. Anderson of Titusville, a U.S. Corps of Engineers employe and Roger C. Chappell of Fern Park near Orlando are promoters of the project. Donald Dwayne Jones, 25, indicted for first degree murder in the strangulation death of an 18-year-old Zephyrhills girl last November, was judged insane by a Dade City court. The order was based on the report of two psychiatrists and a psychologist. curies during the previous month. A PHS spokesman emphasized that this jump in radioactivity in the Tampa area is nothing to be alarmed about since such an increase is normal this time of the year. Rain and snow throughout the country, he explained, has brought much of the radioactive material in the atmosphere to the earth. The national average for Knox Briefs Winter Haven City Manager O. K. Armstrong Jr. and the city commission exchanged a flurry of heated words over a financial report presented the commission by City Treasurer Elton Landahl. All five members were in rare accord in denouncing Armstrong's behavior. It all grew out of a request of the report by Commissioner Tom T u r n b u 1 1. Armstrong attacked Landahl for turning in the report without first presenting it to him. 'Salesmen's Week' Plans Tampa Sales and Marketing Executives announce further plans for Tampa during Nation al Salesmen's Week, Feb. 3-9. Bumper stickers are being used to arouse interest in the week, according to J. A. (Bo) Wood, president of the sales and marketing executives. Ybor City Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Tampa executives, will feature its Feb. 6 program on National Salesmen's Week and Feb. 8 will be Top Management Night for Tampa Sales and Marketing Executives at the Tampa Terrace Hotel. Gov. Farris Bryant has given official recognition to the week with a proclamation. Wood called salesmen's functions "es-ential to our free enterprise system," adding their success now and in the future will help insure its continuation. House Fire The first floor of a small two-story seven-room frame house at 2607 N. Armenia Ave., was destroyed by fire last night as five fire units fought the blaze, district chief E. O. Williams re ported. Neighbors said the house was vacant. radioactive iodine during No vember was 70 micromicrocuries per liter of milk. Levels of strontium 90 dropped slightly during October, compared with the previous month. The samplings averaged nine micromicrocuries per liter of milk during October, and 12 micromicrocuries during Sep' tember. The national average during these months was 16 and 15 micromicrocuries per liter, respectively. Hotel County Acts To Clear Site For Courthouse Annex By HERSCHEL CRIBB Tribune Staff Writer A Tampa firm was low bidder to raze the Knox Hotel and another nearby county-owned building yesterday. P. L. Burkhalter Sr. sum-mitted a bid of $7,300 for the combined job to be completed within 60 days of starting date. Demolition of the hotel is to start "immediately." Tenant of the other building, at Cass and Central, must be given 30 days notice. Two Others Bid Two other firms submitted bids on the demolition job. They were: Cayuga Wrecking Co., $15,203 for both buildings and Interstate Wrecking Co., $11,000 for both. Both are Tampa firms. Removal of the hotel and other building will make way for construction of a new County seeks authority to aid stadium survey. Story on Page 1-C. $1.8 million courthouse annex,! bids on which are to be advertised in early March ao cording to present plans. , - Concur on Air Strip ' In another matter, the com-t mission decided to withdraw objections to a private airport strip north of Gibsonton. , The commission earlier dis- patched a letter to the Flor- ida Development Commission, based on phone protests from property owners in the area. However, Mrs. M. J. Caldwell " whose family owns most of: the land adjacent to the site said yesterday she had no; objection. - -1 Skylark Inc., headed by4 H. I. Nydahl, Tampa, plans the private air strip in connection with a residential development. Other Business In other business, the commission: , Authorized a bill drawn to allow it to fix the salary of Dr. John Neill, county; health director, instead of the ' State Board of Health. The -. commission may already have' authority to supplement Neill's salary, which now is $15,00.0. Earlier, commissioners and Neill discussed removing the employes of the department-from under the state merit system with the county's leg- islative delegation. Told County Attorney W. , C. McLean Sr. to draw a bill prohibiting metes and bounds ' subdivisions. A State Supreme Court decision apparently overruled the present law re-' quiring platted subdivision with streets and utility layouts prescribed. McLean will confer with county attorneys of several; other large counties about joint action at a meeting here next month. Moore Forfeits $50 Bond County Commissioner Elbert Moore failed to appear in Coun ty Traffic Court yesterday to answer charges of being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated. Judge W. Marion Hendry, who dismissed a similar rharep against him last June, estreated Moore s $50 bond and said it was tantamount to a plea of guilty by Moore. The Department of Puhlin Safety in Tallahassee will revoke Moore's license probably for 60 to 90 davs. aecordins ta Judge Hendry. It's Moore's first " sucn conviction. Found Asleep Moore was charged Jan. 2 by State Hichwav Patrolman Wil. mer Knight when he found ftioore asleep at the wheel of his car, the motor still running, about half a mile east of TamDa on State Road 60. The 49-year-old county commissioner was found in apparently the same condition last June, but Judge Hendry dismissed the case when Moore produced a doctor who said he'd given the public official some pills for his nerves earlier that could have made him appear drunk. In other cases yesterday, 79-year-old Charles H. Harrington of Lutz received a sentence of $150 or 30 days for driving while his license was suspended last November. Harrington couldn't pay the fine, so he was jailed. I.

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