The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on December 21, 1967 · 18
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The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida · 18

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Thursday, December 21, 1967
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Urban Study Organization Given Name WINTER HAVEN 'By Staff Writer) The group of in-terested businessmen studying ways to revitalize the downtown area were officially named yesterday. Henceforth the "Urban Re-development Committee' will be responsible for finding f ways to shake up the downtown. The first area the group will be concerned with will be between First and Sixth Streets, with Avenue C on the . south and Avenue D on the north. City Commissioner Glenn Woten, chairman of the recently - appointed committee, told the commission of the first two meetings of the committee. He said after the first of the year Tax Assessor James Roden had agreed to come to the city and reassess downtown property. The chairman called a meeting of the committee yesterday where he heard reports from Jack Pines and . Carlton Dorr who consulted with Woten on the revaluation matter, ( Woten said by the next meeting a "definite plan will be announced" for the city to follow toward redeveloping the downtown area. He also reported that Howard Sands, another member of the committee, was acquiring information on a tax district if the city elects to follow that route toward financing, and heard another report from Larry Rollins on what other cities have done to revamp their downtown areas. After Woten made his report on that committee, he noted that the airport committee had met and named Fred Lenfeasty chairman, and the city's application for federal assistance to improve the lights and runways at Gilbert ' Field had been forwarded to proper authorities. He also noted that steps had been taken to curb indiscriminate auto traffic on runways and htat Brown Aviation had moved to a new office. Woten said steps were being taken to perhaps relocate portions of the Winter Haven Skeet Club from such a close proximity to the air strip for safety purposes. He said the committee would work with the Skeet Club in solving this problem. During his reports to the commission, he commented on the need for a beautification committee. He called attention to large ' oak trees removed from Seventh Street this week and the number of complaints he has received. City Manager Clctus Allen said he wasn't out to destroy trees, but after consulting with the engineers it was decided the two large trees would have to be removed to make way . for a 48-inch storm drainage line. New oak trees will be planted behind the sidewalks, Allen said. He told the commission when First Street is four-laned at least 500 large trees will have to be removed. He also called attention to other areas, such as South Lake Howard Drive and East Lake Elbert where trees will have to come down when the streets are improved, since the city doesn't have sufficient right-of-way. Mayor Bruce Farkcr said after the first of the year a committee to guide the city on a beautification program will be named. Parker also asked that all copies of ordinance be made available for commission study prior to the meetings. 'Last night, the commission was given a seven-page ordinance for passage. Parker noted this wasn't always the case, however. "The ordinance pertained to planned unit development, and Commissioner Hughes Steele asked that it be deferred until the January meeting. In other matters, the commission approved the rezoning of a section of Havendale Boulevard to allow an auto agency in an area formerly zoned residential. Box Office Open BRADENTON (Special) -The Manatee Players box office will be open Tuesday for reservations for a comedy "Everybody Loves Opal", opening Jan. 8, and running through Jan. 14. LAKELAND'S COLOR TV HEADQUARTERS CALL 486-2174 FOR RADIO DISPATCHED SERVICE 1330 New Aubumtfftl Mwy. (Cut U.S. 92, LAKELAND) v ' ' 2-B THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, Thursday, December 21, lWVIUUL I L.rUL. p.. ; ; - 4 iV?V tS" rS '," ' 1 : Photo by Happy Strom Products of Unusual Hobby . . Jesse Mercer and Christmas tree ornaments Hobbyist Creates Tree Ornaments Out of Eggs AVON PARK (Special Creating Christmas tree ornaments from duck, hen and goose eggs is the unusual hobby of Jesse Mercer, headmaster at the Highlands School for Girls. An oval opening is carefully clipped in the egg shells with a scissors and they are washed and dried. The inside is then coated with melted wax and sprinkled with glitter. The outside is covered with velveteen in various colors, blending with figurines that Hall of Fame Nominations Being Taken WINTER HAVEN (Special) ' Nominations for the 7th annual Citrus Hall of Fame are being received by the Florida Citrus Showcase which will hold its annual exposition here Feb. 16 through 24. Willard E. Roe, former Showcase president, is chairman of the general committee which will select nominees for consideration at a meeting scheduled for late January. The names selected will be added to the 37 others that have been designated for Hall of Fame membership since 1962. The names are listed on a large plaque in the Showcase building. Forms for making nomination have already been mailed but others are available at the Showcase office, 100 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven. The completed forms must be returned not later than Jan. 10 for consideration by the subcommittee. General Manager J. Eastman said the names selected for inclusion in the Hall of Fame will be announced at the Governors Day luncheon of the showcase on Feb. 23. Mulberry Lists $29,385 For Construction MULBERRY (Special) Sixteen building permits were issued at city hall during November, and total valuations amounted to $29,385. More than half the total was for installation of electrical service in the new addition at Mulberry Junior-Senior High School. Cost of this work was estimated at $17,000. The permit for construction of the two-story building, located near the south end of the campus, was issued October 2, and listed a cost of $217,768. The plumbing permit issued in October lifted an additional $20,000. Another project in Mulberry was begun last month after the permit was issued for remodeling the old post office building. The Phosphate Federal Workers Credit Union has purchased this building, and the $4,000 face-lifting" Job now under way will convert it to a modern office. A $300 permit covered electrical work. Other November permits were for repairs and remodeling. nn n rca mj rw U plVANIA J u U J ADMIRAL MUIURULA OPEN NITELY TIL 9 SiJ -'It SERVICE n ay Radio Station To Link With LAKELAND (By Staff Writer) Local radio station WVFM will become affiliated with a new FM (frequency modulation) radio network when it goes on the air Jan. 1, Frank M. Kurtz, station manager, said yesterday. He said the American FM Radio Network will be a "first" for FM radio, linking some 200 U.S. FM stations in a national program web. Broadcast plans for the new network, he said, include 12 daily newscasts and such features as record reviews, discussions of new motion pictures, religious programs and public-service presentations. The new network is an offshoot of the American Broadcasting Co,, operating independently of ABC's other broadcast links. Lakeland has one other network station, WLAK, which is on the National Broadcasting Co. chain. WVFM, silent for several months, resumed broadcasts last September when Kurtz 8 ft 1A on all ks,,mm RCA VICTOR 1(1 'a: CARTRIDGES ft OFFER H GOOD ONLY )$ WITH THIS 1 coupon 1ft IsLmAA S3 I CmCLI H tTtwofJmwcTon MAKCIKI A iTtMftQlOnCTpl Th Rh) f0 IXIHURFJEDUI B0ST0NP0PS ma L LCH005E FROM FLORIDA'S LARGEST SELECTION MUSIC CENTER 338 W. CENTRAL AVENUE WINTER HAVEN, FLA. SHOP BY PHONE 293-3980 " VALLEY are glued In place inside the egg shell on a wax base. Gold cording, beading and jewels are used for edgings and jewelry findings are employed as hangers. Since starting his hobby more than a year ago, Mercer now has a collection of more than 350 ornaments which he will use on his tree this year. in Lakeland FM Network and Arnold and S. Davis Sil-vert of Winter Haven acquired control of the station from Lakeland FM Broadcasting Inc. It broadcasts on a frequency of 94.1 megacycles with an effective radiated power of 27,100 watts. One-Man Art Show on View WINTER HAVEN (Special) A one-man show of oils .by Winter Haven artist Caroline Ives went on exhibition at the Public Library this week and will remain through Jan. 24. : The display of 17 paintings is sponsored by the Ridge Art Association. Most of the oils and one ink drawing are recent works of Miss Ives. This is the first time a body of her work has been shown locally, and many award winners are included in the exhibit. rzttt SQU OF MUSIC on TM l i CARTRIDGE TAPE L2J iCKKUUSTIC ON AIHPMNF . Ml IMl HMMMIRllOM 21 rBEiaronTE on ftiit.ft ..' DeSoto By TED BRYAN Tribune Correspondent ARCADIA Plans for the 1968 DeSoto County Fair, to be held Jan. 16-20 at the fairgrounds here, have been completed, according to County Agent Ed Russell, secretary-manager. The schedule for Fair Week opens Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. Main event for-the eve ning, beginning at 7:30 p.m. will be selecting and crowning the Queen of the 1968 DeSoto County Fair. The gates open Wednesday at 2 p.m. and at 4 p.m. will see the annual Grand Parade from downtown Arcadia to the fairgrounds. The pet show will join the parade, and at 5:30 p.m. the judging of the Sarasotan Held In Wife's Death BRADENTON (By Staff Writer) A 37-year-old Sarasota man is being held in the Manatee County jail in connection with the fatal shooting of his estranged wife. ; John David Smith, of 3407 Serena Street, Sarasota, has been charged with murder, but according to Sheriff Lt. Robert Coller, it has not been firmly determined whether it will be first or second degre murder. Smith, who has been living in Sarasota since his separation from his wife, Mrs. Sara Jo Smith, allegedly went to his wife's home at 5805 14th Street, E., Bradenton, late Tuesday night in an attempt to persuade her to return to him. Sheriffs reports say an argument developed, leading to the fatal shooting of Mrs. Smith with a 22 caliber pistol. The 29-year-old woman was pronounced dead on arrival at the Manatee Memorial Hospital at 11:05 p.m. Coller said Smith took his wife to the hospital and was later arrested there. " . i ' 1 v' Det. Charles McKay, Lt. Mike Prieto, Sgt, Ed Hoss, Deputy Oscar Peres and Deputy Merle Dotson are investigating the incident. ... ' According to officers, Mrs. Smith had an unidentified man visiting her home when her estranged husband arrived. The man, officers said, apparently tried to frighten Smith away and fired two shots into the wall of the house. IDS 1 i. I yiTtefjRMWCTOt mm 'i mm mi ma m mm m um 5; tTttlfifltUnCTM ThC UTS tHHorjwTri CAMPUS ' ' pklfultfQCST rri Fair Plans Completed pets will be held. The DeSoto High School Band will entertain on the grounds at 7:30. Thursday will see the judging of the Youth Steer Show at 2 p.m. followed by the judging of the Open Beef Show, at 3:30 and the Smith-Brown Baby Show at 4 p.m. The Smith-Brown Junior High Band will perform in the big tent at 8 p.m. A special midway show will be held Friday at 3 p.m, followed by the Baby Show, at 4 p.m. Saturday will be the last and largest schedule of events, with the gates opening at 10 a.m. for the judging of 4tH and FFA Livestock; At 2 p.m. there will be Horse events and riding contests at the Fenton Arena adjoining the fairgrounds. At 7:30 p.m . and at 9:30 p.m. will be two shows by Jimmy Strickland and his troupe. Prizes and trophies will be awarded at 10:30 p.m. Gates close at midnight. Entries In competitive exhibits are open to men and women 19 years old or over in the First Division and the Youth Exhibits for those under 19 years. Entries must be made Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all entries must be delivered to the Fairgrounds. $ Commercial exhibits, community exhibits, state institutions and tourist exhibits and public school exhibits will GIFT CERTIFICATES Jolin's Around the Corner In The Mall Searstown m for HOLIDAY CLOTHES SOUTHGATE 'TIL . LAKELAND HEATH FUNERAL CHAPE Serving All Faiths T.I. 682-01 1 1 Lakeland McDonald Studio fln Portraits in Color 2929 Avt. G, N.W. WINTER HAVEN 294-1795 f A 1 'mmuacWBWiWWSf SHE'LL LOVE THIS TRAVELING SET iTT i i im & in 17 Ofe rfi. fTinimii'Ji have special awards. Rules and details can be obtained from secretary-manager Russell. . FRANK nvite You to Look Ovtr Tremendous Selection DIAMONDS - WATCHES - GOLD JEWELRY - LUGGAGE Fine Gifts Purchatei Engraved While You Wait! $1 Will Lay It Away for Christmas OPEN EVERY NITE TILL 9 OF LAKELAND 129 S. Kentucky Ave. W. H. Wiles, District Manager Phone. 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