The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on March 2, 1962 · 3
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I1 - From Head to Heel pip '0 Land for 'Connecting Link' Road In Manatee Valued at $289,055 By NORMA JEAN HILL Tribune Staff Writer BRADENTON C o u r t-ap- pointed appraisers have come up with a whopping $289,055 price tag for rights-of-way acquisition north of the Manatee River for the proposed "connecting link" superhighway, and county commissioners are doubtful they can raise the money. Majority of the overall total is supplied by the parcel owned by the county school board for which the county originally offered the school system $21,-000, the school board asked $129,000 and appraisers valued at $185,000. One county official yesterday, in an "off the cuff" estimate, surmised Manatee County has only approximately $390,000 in- total secondary road funds for rights-of-way for the entire coming year. The commissioners reminded many com mitments for the budget yeap 1962-63 already have been made from that amount, making the total needed to post with the clerk of circuit court "too close for comfort." . Does Not Accede Commissioners made it plain that just because appraisers had set the huge sum as their estimated valuations, the county board need not, and does not, accede to the appraisals. However, if the county intends to take the matter to court (and commissioners say they do) the stipulated amount will have to be put up before the case can be heard. Deadline for order of taking proceedings has been set as Tuesday, and hearing has been set for that date. The money has yet to be ascertained, though. The highly valued school property is a strip through the campus of Lincoln Memorial Negro High School. The school plant itself lies to one side of the proposed right-of-way with approximately 17 acres of land on the other side. The 17-acre tract was purchased by the school board after the original tract was bought and the school built. Purchase price of the 17 acres was approximately $39,000, county officials said yesterday. Top Priority Project The connecting link highway has been Manatee County's number one priority road project for sometime. Commissioners expressed fears yesterday that because of the high appraisal, done by court appointed appraisers Chester Chaires and J. S. Higgins, the possibility the road might not be built looms. The north-south artery would commence at an interchange Manatee Voters Reminded Uf Upcoming Elections BRADENTON (By Staff Writer) Supervisor of Registration Mabel Davis yesterday remind ed county voters ., and potential po litical candidates of some important election dates coming up. The first pri-m a r y election will be held May 8, second p r i-mary (if needed), May 29 and general election Nov. 6. Candidates for Mrs. Davis state offices must qualify by soon, March 6. County office qualification dates are noon March 6 through noon. March 20. March 24 has been designated as first date applications for absentee ballots may be received; on April 7 the books close for the primaries and April 17 is the last date to advise the secretary of state the total number of registered clec- oJ? it just north of the present U.S. 41-19 interchange, veer southward to join U.S. 301 through the county via DeSoto Memorial Bridge, down First Street through the city of Bradenton and swing back to join U.S 41 just south of Bradenton. The rights-of-way in question stretch from the bridge ap proach northward to the pro posed new interchange, and in clude 18 parcels. Owners and amounts of appraisals for other parcels in clude: Mae Walters Schwarz- woelder and husband, Harry J. Schwarzwoelder, $30; J. E. Moore Jr.. and Pauline E. Moore, $50,000; F. On ell Rogells; J. D. Rogells; Jack Rogells and Vera Rogells and Walter F. Rogells, The da Rogells, $5,000; Fred Y. Patton and Mary C. Patton, $4,000; Manatee River National Bank, $950; Michael Twerdochlib and Anna Twerdochlib, $3,300; Roman H. Fredericks and Bar bara Fredericks, $9,700. Sarasota County Building Pace Still Ahead of 1961 SARASOTA (By Staff Writer) Although records showed a drop in the month of February, Sarasota County construction continued to top the 1961 pace, Construction Activity Up ANNA MARIA ISLAND (Special) Construction activities increased at Anna Maria City and Holmes Beach but were "almost non-existent" at Bra' denton Beach during February, officials of the three island communities reported yester day. Anna Maria City showed the greatest percentage of increase with permits for $58,000 in new construction and $1,428 in repairs, additions and alterations issued. In February 1961, on!y $20,000 in permits were issued in both categories. A slight improvement was noted at Holmes Beach, where $44,500 worth of new con struction got under way, plus $2,200 for an addition and a swimming pool. During February 1961, permits were issued for $42,195 in construction. There was no new construction at Bradenton Beach, and only $550 worth of additions and repairs were started. All categories totaled $3,300 in February 1961. tors of each political party. Last date for appointing and advertising names of inspectors and clerks is April 27, as well as the last date for the county commission to appoint election inspection boards for each precinct. Absentee ballot applications may not be received after May 3, and May 7 has been named deadline for return of absentee ballots for the first primary. May 15 is the last date for the secretary of state to receive county canvassing board returns and May 22 is final date for publishing the sample ballot form for the second primary. May 24 is final date that applications for absentee ballots for the second primary may be received, and May 28 is the deadline for return of absentee ballots for the second primary. On June 4 the books open for registrations after the primaries and June 5 is the last day for the secretary of state to receive county canvassing board returns for the second primary. 1 H. C. Menzer and Christine Menzer, $4,000; Earl Jones, Hettie Jones, Lamar and Daisy Jones, $35; Horace Brinson Sr., Louise Brinson and Horace Brinson Jr., $390; Insured Mortgage and Title Corp. $2,-500; Ada Presha Hunter and others, $500; Robert Smith and Geneva Smith, $11,000; Ada Presha Hunter, Roy Presha and others, $500; Omar Pond and Caroline Pond, $500 by Higgins and $300 by Chaires on parcel "A," and $10,500 by Higgins and $10,000 by Chaires on parcel "B"; T. L. Groover, Jewell Groover and Vinie Dix $500; Dan Collins and Maria Collins and Vinie Dix, $650; O. W. Hill and Dorothy Hill and others, $500. Commissioners kept the phone lines busy between Bradenton and the State Road Department in Tallahassee all day trying to solve the dilemma, but so far have received no satisfaction from road department officials, they said. while the city's building records again lagged behind that of a year ago. Construction estimates based on building permits issued by the county during February totaled $1,301,987, bringing the total for the first two months of the new year to $3,362,445. That total was well ahead of the $3,080,384 pace of 1961, while February of that year resulted in a total of $1,669,473. The two-month total is short of reaching the top set during the same two months of 1960, but tops, however, the two-month total of 1959, in which the county set a construction record. Of last month's total, $1,119,-524 was for new homes. Of this, $919,874 represented houses valued at more than $10,000. In the city, February brought permits for $613,082 in construction, compared to $826,707 during the same month a year ago. The 1961 total for the first two, months of the year was $1,548,041, and has reached only $1,237,900 during 1962. Last month, permits were issued for 21 new homes at $331,500. tt y i BAG THAT PERFORMS 'MIRACLE' Scoutmaster Oscar Brewer and Scout Adgcr Keith of Bradenton hold one of the Goodwill Industries clothing bags that "performs the miracle of giving jobs to handicapped people" when filled with re- Eairable discards. Thousands of these bags have been distributed to Manatee omes. Scouts will call for the donations March 10. Brewer has been scoutmaster of Troop 12 sponsored by the First Baptist Church for 21 years. THE TAMPA TRIBUNE NEWS TAMPA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1962 4 SECTION B , ; p'"1" - .. $1.1. Million Donated To Saraota9 New College Palmer, Lindsay Gifts Swell Funds By PAUL HOGAN Tribune Staff Writer SARASOTA Gifts to New College totaling $1.1 million from two sources were announced last night at a college dinner at the Holiday Inn. Dr. George F. Baughman, president, revealed that Mr. and Mrs. Hoaore Palmer contributed $1 million to the development fund, and that David B. Lindsay, his son and grandchildren me two gins sweii me jiocai portion of the development fund campaign to more than $2 million. The goal for the Sarasota- Manatee area is to provide $4 to $6 million of the total $15 million development fund. Joint Announcement Benton W. Powell of Sarasota and Herman E. Turner of Bradenton, co-chairmen of the campaign, joined in announcing the gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, for years residents of Chicago, are members of one of the nation's most famous families. In a statement read at the dinner last night, the Palmers said, "educational opportunity has been one of America's greatest strengths from the days of its founding. "We believe that the goals set forth by New College express the emergence of an institution in Florida which will carry on the great educational traditions of the best of our fine private colleges and universities," they added. Expresses Gratitude Dr. Baughman said, ail oi us dedicated to the founding of this college are grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Honore Palmer for this bountiful gift and expres sion of confidence by members of a family in the forefront of American life for so long. The Palmer gift culminates a history of philanthropsy prac ticed by Honore Palmer and his brother, Potter Palmer, since the 1920s. They contributed generously to construction of a hospital here, and also donated the land for Myakka State Park, largest of Florida's state-managed parks. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer live on the same land, a waterfront ranch tract, where they built a home in 1911. Mrs. Palmer is the former Grace Greenway Brown of Baltimore, a relative of the Field family of Chicago. Honore Palmer is chairman of the board of the area's largest bank, and has extensive ranch and real estate holdings. Lindsay, founder of the Lindsay Newspaper Inc., said participating in the gift with him were his son, David B. Lindsay Jr., president and publisher of the Lindsay newspapers, and his grandchildren, David, Robert and Ann. The Lindsay gift was revealed in a letter presented at the dinner by his son. The younger Lindsay is chairman of the college trustee's site and architectural committee. The college is slated to go on a 100-acre campus in both Sarasota and Manatee counties, ad jacent to the famous Ringling Museum of Art. Dinner Scheduled NOKOMIS (By Staff Writer) The Venice - Nokomis Out board Boat Club will sponsor a barbecued chicken dinner at the club site in Mobile City Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The club's regular business meeting will be held Monday at 8:30 p.m. at the Venice Chef Restaurant. 'Wf zn'ti'i cos w x : w a? vi u rn iir BY 9 A.M. NEXT SAU,? : I .- THANK 1 .: .. 'yXM f r?'n1Hl 1 J, flu-- -rAMUUt for School Tampa Bay Briefs Florida's Sen.' Spessard L. Holland said the White House, State Department and Treasury Department have divergent views on effectiveness of the Cuban embargo. "It seems to me a clear case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing," he said. He criticized what he said were different opinions in the agencies on whether products manufactured in other nations from Cuban products could still be imported. Clearwater officials have applied for an Army engineers' permit to extend the city pier 600 feet at the end of Memorial Causeway. The addition would make the pier 1,100 feet, longest on the Gulf Coast. The pier is scheduled to be open for fishing by July 4. Clearwater city officials have disclosed they may submit proposals for a one-way street system to a referendum. Clearwater previously had a one-way system, but it was abandoned in the late 1950's. Dunedin has erected stop signs at all railroad crossings. Clearwater may follow suit, officials indicated. Possible opposition to the proposed Pinellas Boys' Town loomed yesterday. School Supt. Floyd T. Christian, a member of the Juvenile Welfare Board, questioned the aims and financial aspects of the program. He said he feared the Welfare Board might have to step In and take over the project if financial support faltered. The Northside Optimist Club of St. Petersburg is sponsoring the project. Hearing On Paving Set ANNA MARIA CITY (Spe cial) A public hearing will be held at the close of the reg ular monthly meeting of tne Anna Maria City Commission ers Monday to consider complaints concerning the paving of Poinsetta Road, Holly Road, Iris Street, Jacaranda Road and Cypress Avenue. The regular meeting of tiie city commission is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Community Hall and is open to the public. if. I ' l"f - . r ' ' ' Mwa si " ? f T -S -I 9 i I v t' , i J - ly y . 1 L .. N:-5' yJy - I A BOATFUL OF BEAUTY Seven of the contestants in the MisslSarasota contest, which will be held March 13 at municipal auditorium in connection with the Sarasota Pageant, take a boat ride in the above picture. Reading clockwise, and starting with the young lady sitting on the boat's motor, they are Susan Meyers, Monty Ottman, Louise Menna, Donna Hurst, Karen Lee Lynch, Barbara Stephens and Vicki Cramer. Sarasota Pageant Will Open March 11, Close With Parade SARASOTA (By Staff Writer) The feature-a-day Sarasota County Pageant will open March 11, and will be climaxed by the annual giant parade on St. Patrick's Day. The festivities will begin with a minstrel variety show at Warm Mineral Springs in south county, and will officially close a week later with a water ski show on the bayfront. Manatee, Sarasota Discuss Indigent Patient Problems BRADENTON (By Staff Writ er) Manatee and Sarasota county officials met "infor mally" yesterday for a "discussion period" on a mutual plan for taking care of indi gent hospital patients in the two county hospitals. Attending the session were Dr. Frederick Allen, county health director, Victor Sledge, Manatee County Memorial Hospital administrator, Mrs. Eva Miller, county welfare direc tor, County Commissioner Tom Slaughter and Charles Owens, all of Manatee County. Sarasota representatives in cluded Don Laurant, county hospital administrative director, Dallas Dart, County Attorney William Harrison and Gen J. Arnold Funk, all of Sarasota. Although no firm decisions were reached by the joint group, it was tentatively de Jurist To Seek Term BRADENTON (By Staff Writer) Circuit Judge Robert E. Willis, appointed to his post in December, 1960 by the gov ernor, announced yesterday plans to run for circuit judge for a full term in the May Democratic primary. Former Manatee County school board chairman and member of the board for 12 years, Willis, 52, is a native of Manatee County. He was appointed to the bench by Gov. LeRoy Collins in the newly created fifth judgeship post in this circuit. In making his officials announcement, Willis said, "I am running on the basis of my record during the time I have been in office and on the basis of my record of previous experience and service." Motorist Is Charged SARASOTA (By Staff Writer) Beside facing charges of care less driving and driving while his license is revoked, a 27-year-old Pinecraft man lost his car and suffered several broken toes in a collision with a palm tree yesterday morning. James Morris apparently fell asleep and his car struck a palm tree on Fruitville Road, police said. The tree was snapped off near the top, and the 1954 model car was a total loss officers added. On Monday, the Chicago White Sox, who make their spring home here, will open their exhibition schedule facing the New York Mcts at Payne Park at 1:30 p.m. The press and members of the pageant board will be feted at a stag party Monday night, as rehearsals for the Miss Sara sota Pageant are held. The Miss Sarasota Pageant cided the two county attorneys would decide as to what con stitutes residents of either coun ty and an attempt would be made to work out an agreement between the counties in which both counties would care for their own indigent patients when they were admitted to hospitals outside their legal boundaries. This means, they explained, the county in which the patient has legal residence would be responsible for his hospital and doctor bills even though he was admitted to the other county's hospital. Indigent patients have long been a sore spot between Manatee and Sarasota, with both counties objecting to taking on the responsibility of footing medical bills for people from outside the county. Bulb, Broom Sale Slated VENICE (By Staff Writer) The anuual Lions Club light bulb, broom and mop sale will he held here Monday and Tuesday by the local club. Dr. Raymond Duke, chairman of the sale, said a house-to-house eampaign will be conducted each day beginning at 5 p.m. All proceeds will be used In sight conservation work, which includes examinations, glasses, operations, etc. Former New Yorker Eyes Sarasota Commission Post SARASOTA (By Staff Writer) Edward Maas, who retired to Sarasota in 1952 after spending 50 years in the New York City legal department, announced yesterday he will challenge County Commissioner Johnson Warren for Democratic nominatlo n to that board in the May primaries. Maas, a resident of 2465 Peli Maas can Drive, will seek the com mission nomination in Dis trict 2. Warren has said he will seek reelection. He is now the lone Democrat on the board. Maas said the "wide and varied legal experience in civil government affairs prior to moving to Sarasota in 1952 eminently enables him to fill the Important post." u 1 will be staged in afternoon and evening segments 1 uesday. Bathing suit competition will be held on the municipal auditorium stage in the afternoon, beginning at 2, and the talent and evening gown competition will be staged in the evening at 8. Also opening Tuesday will be a lawn bowling tournament Wednesday's highlight will be afternoon and evening concerts by the United States Navy Band at the auditorium at 2 and 8. The White Sox will meet the Milwaukee Braves at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. Boat Show Slated Also on Wednesday, a boat show will open on St. Armand's Key. A 10 a.m. Diaper Derby for youngsters between six months and four years of age will be Thursday's highlight. The White Sox will meet the Detroit Tigers, and rehearsals will be held for Friday's coronation ceremonies. Selection of a king and queen for each of five segments of Sarasota's public image will be staged Friday night at 8 at the auditorium, and will be followed by a coronation ball. The royalty will come from the field of Scottish and Spanish backgrounds, cultural activities, water sports activities, and circus activities. Kiddie Parade Saturday morning will be for youngsters, with a ping pong tournament being scheduled at Lido Casino and a kiddie parade on lower Main Street at 10:30 a.m. The huge pageant parade, with 130 units including 25 bands and 50 floats, will come at 7 p.m., Saturday. The parade this year will return to Main Street, and will conclude at Ihrig Field, where spectators will view a fireworks display until the first unit of the parade arrives. The water ski show will be staged at 2 p.m. Sunday, bring ing a halt to the week s fun and festivities. Also on tap during the entire week are an art show sponsored by downtown merchants in the Lord's Arcade adjacent to the Palmer Bank, and a Seminole Indian exhibit. Maas said he is an Independent Democrat. The candidate said he served five years in the contract division and 30 years in the tort division of the New York City law department. In connection with the routine performance of duties in the contract division, Maas said he was assigned to the task of preparing trial papers in the cases of the sanitation commissioner and the health department commissioner of New York City, after those officials were Indicted in the land fill operations on Staten Island, New York. In Sarasota, he has been affiliated with many of the community and civic affairs, he added. He has been treasurer of the Paver Park Estates Civic Association, member of the National Association of Retired Civil Employes, and has participated in the American Cancer Society and United Appeal drives.

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