The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on July 26, 1966 · 14
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The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida · 14

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Tuesday, July 26, 1966
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RIDGE - PEACE VALLEY THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, Tuesday, July 26. 1966 Conservation Leader Raps Man-Made Floods Last Glades Deer Herd Faces Starvation la fvM II ANDYT0W3T (1 A gigantic man-made flood is destroying the last herd of Everglades deer in the open wilderness, and a conservationist warned yesterday that the flood gates might be forcibly closed. "If they don't shut down those gates in a week," said Freddie Fisikelli of the Dade County Halftrack Conservation Club, "they're going to be shut anyway." "We've got about 50 men ready to go," he said, "and we don't care what they do to us." Torrents of water are pouring out of the reservoirs of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District and from farmlands to the north of the 900-square-mile wildlife management area. The entire fawn crop for this year has already been wiped out by the flood, conservation- Deer Can't Escape Everglades Flooding . . Remains of drowned b uck near Andytown shown Grand Jury Indicts " (Continned from Pise 1) He was reported to be working on another book, "Welcome to the Coronary Club" on the basis of four coronaries which he had suffered. On Oct. 7, 1965 Dr. Coppo-lino married Mrs. Mary Poel-nitz Gibson. Officials involved in the Cop-polino case, which got under way some eight months ago, have declined to discuss any possible motive in the alleged murders. The Coppolinos and Farbers were neighbors in New Jersey where Dr. Carl at one time was an anesthetist at River-riew Hospital in Red Bank. 31rs. Coppolino was also a licensed physician in that Btate, but was not practicing at the time she signed Col. Farber's death certificate. Avon Park Considers Fish Pier - AVON PARK (By Staff Writer i The City Council last night accepted a suggestion by Councilman George Border to explore the possibility of building a fishing pier in Lake Verona. The Lake Verona Beach lias been doubled in length by pumping sand from the bottorr. The beach is located ppposiie City Hall and only two blocks from the business 'area. It is also adjacent to the tourist club, but presently does not have pier fishing facilities. " Councilman Border suggested the pier be eight-feet .wide and about 75-feet long. He was given permission to explore costs of a pier. Lake Alfred Tax Board Meets Without Protests LAKE ALFRED (By Staff Writer) No property owner here protested his tax assessment last night at the city commission's tax equalization board meeting. Several freeholders attended the meeting and asked general questions about city tax assessments, such as how assessments are obtained and how property valuations are made. One member of the audience, touching on a recent controversy, asked if the city's proposed sewer system, when installed, will affect tax assessments. The commissioners said it would not. And Mayor - Commissioner James Telford promised taxes next year would be "equal to or less than" this year's. Lake Alfred is the only Polk County municipality which dors not use the county assessments. Hunnicutt and Associates, a professional appraisal firm, provides the assessments. The city has for some time officially taxed on a 100 per cent evaluation contrary to the usual 80 per cent of value. But the city's property evaluation usually runs less than the county at the 80 per cent basis. The total assessments for this year will be presented later to the commission for acceptance and the commission will then set the millage for next year. The city this year is operating on a 10-mill tax rate. In other action last night, after adjourning as the equalization board, the commission adopted three resolutions carrying out sewer system financing which the commission agreed to several months ago. All Fabric Reduced Vi and Mere! COTTON PRINTS 25' Yd. DISCOUNT FABRICS 104 E. Main Lakeland Polk Ambulance Service mi Oxygen equipped 24 Hours Asdle dlspatehed Lakeland 683-5974 W. H. 293-3173 - LAKELAND 3SS AW t IT LfsJ DIXIELANDS REXALL DRUG STORE FREE Prescription Delivery Florida Pharmacy irei s. Florida Ave. K SUMMER THEATRE TONITE ' FLETCHER THEATRE IN-THE-ROUND u Florida Southern . College Campus AL ADULTS 1.25 s -'CM 1 ; JSsfi UNDER IZ, 50c y Res. 488-3555 ' Wf IV Curtain Time: 8 P.M. WuRlilZER 110th ANNIVERSARY SALE . . . "Che Official TDusic ofj)Uiijtani WALT ftltNCY MO, ; 0 Organs Pianos Sheet Music ? HOLIDflY-KUSICg Open until Mon.-Fri.i tat 'til ; HARRY & MARGE HIXSON SIAMTOWN ON TNI MALL LAKELAND PHONI MJM7 13 Please . . . a customer asks Polly Please . . . Many of my white wash 'n wear cottons from last year look so yellow. Is there anything I can do? Some wash 'n wear items do turn yellow or tiff or even start to fall apart after home laundering. This is because some of the resin - treated fabrics ab sorb some of the chlorine found in many household ileaches. I would suggest you use a powdered color remover sold with packaged dyes. Follow the instructions on the package. Send your wash 'n wears to Tolly Prim's occasional- y for professional care. The results? New life new looks! Turn Launderert and Cleaner! LAKELAND WINTER HAVEN 482-2177 293-4412 ists say, and now full-grown bucks and does are starving and dying of disease in neck-deep water. The authority for stopping the water is buried deep in overlapping state and federal agencies. We've got a problem down there," said State Conservation Director Randolph Hodges, head of a special committee set up to coordinate the protection of wildlife and the needs of farmlands. "As you know this area was designed to be a water reservoir, this was long before I was in office," Hodges said, "and you can't raise deer in a water reservoir." Fisikelli and others who roam the Everglades north of the National Park blame the huge flood control district. They want it to shut down four big gates along U.S. 27 and to cut down on pumping from the farms to the north. The Flood Control District says pumping off the farms cannot be stopped because a heavy rain might flood the fields. Besides the water levels are so high the decision to close the gates now rests with the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The Corps says the gates cannot be shut because water would back up in other reservoirs so high that the levees would be threatened. "We're doing everything we can," said Ed Dail, head of the Flood Control District. "But you have to understand that these ag areas come first." The State Game and Fish . Commission, charged with managing the area, tried to feed the deer corn. But the animals were used to eating grasses and most would not touch the corn. Wild hogs, vying with the deer for the few remaining patches of dry ground, stand against the specially built feeders and eat the corn when they can reach it. Game Commission agents also tried to capture the deer and move them to high ground. But most of them died in the process, the agents said. The deer, estimated between 4.000 and 6,000, are dying. A Game Commission booklet published six years ago by Charles Loveless and regarded as definitive said that full grown does can survive no more than six weeks in water two feet deep. Bucks, he said, can survive water only 30 inches deep. "Three years ago, before they flooded out conservation area two, biologists said there were so many deer in there they couldn't be wiped out," said Paul Ledbetter, a Halftrack Club member who has been fighting for months to get water levels lowered. "Last year, only one buck was killed in there the whole hunting season," he said. "Now they're going to kill all the deer in here and there won't be anything left to show our children." Wife Charged In Man's Death BARTOW (By Staff Writer) First degree murder charges were filed yesterday against Carolyn Curry, 23, in the rifle slaying of her husband last Saturday night at their home near Conners-ville. Tolk County Judge Richard Bronson filed the warrant in the death of Clayton Curry, 41, a phosphate company maintenance worker. Sheriff's officers reported Sunday that Curry was shot with a .22 caliber rifle during a domestic quarrel. The bullet entered his left arm and lodged in his chest, they reported. Mrs. Curry is being held In Bartow County Jail without bond. She will be tried in circuit court. AP Wirephotos Rising Water Ruining Deer Food . . . Grass eaters ignore corn so boar feasts Okeechobee Radio Station on Air OKEECHOBEE (Special) WLMC-FM has recently started operations here and is affiliated with WOKC-AM. 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