The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on February 9, 1968 · 50
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 50

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Friday, February 9, 1968
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-'W- i-C THE MIAMI HERALD c Friday Feb t 1968 Metro Moves to Tighten Billboard Curbs Sears Calls Back 6009 Defective Wall Gas Heaters n A study to tighten restrictions on billboards and determine if public hearings should be held before billboard permits are issued was ordered by Metro commis sioners Thursday Commissioner Alex Gordon said it was time that Metro do something - to curb the installation of unsightly billboards cropping up around the county The study win be handled by Metro Building and Zoning Director Bob Cook Chambers of Commerce from their are v 7 two lakes for 'recreational Surf side Sunny Isles RA1 ' ' In' a zotiing case'the com- and parking Use on pebperty Harbour Bay Harfror- Islands mission overruled ‘the objec- the organizations lease from and Golden Beach Tor Metro 'tioft of resjdents and vbted to the county- u southwest to prohibit the issuance qf'( permit td Kfwanss Club and ' Dade The Lakes must be billboard permits ehtirely hr " the Dade Youth Fair to fill in filled ii within a year He was also instructed to look into the request by the t -r-p- 1 Six thousand gas heaters ‘ sold by Sears Roebuck stores are being recalled by the ‘ company because they are ‘ ‘potentially dangerous 1 According to Sears the i ‘ heaters manufactured under- 1 its Homart brand name were made for installation in wall ‘ baseboards and bear the 1 i following model numbers: 13372561 133725611 13372562 133725621 13372565 133725652 13372566 133725661 ' ' s The numbers are stamped ‘ ‘ on top of the heaters’ burner I boxes Owners of the units i ! ‘ -should turn turn them off and notify local Sears stores ' or catalog sales offices im-‘ mediately the company said US Presents Data Bank Fraud Case Mired in Memos By JIM BUCHANAN Herald Staff Writer "-The government began laying the foundation of its $600000 bank fraud case against 1 1 Miami businessmen Thursday and defense attorneys immediately began chipping away at the bricks -'Assistant US Attorney Michael Osman and Special Assistant Edward Kaufman - presented the first three of a dozen bank officials who put ‘Atlantis’ Was to Be Lush Isle : By MARGARET CARROLL - Hertld Staff Writar " Two disappointed empire-builders Thursday described blow they tried to establish an independent fun-and-sun country off the East Coast of Florida The men both with con-Jlicting claims to two reefs just off the mainland were -testifying at a hearing on a federal lawsuit aimed at undercutting such lavish plans One of the proposed na-tlons — “Atlantis Isle of Gold” — was a $500 million project that would see the new country putting out its own stamps and possibly welcoming well-heeled gamblers I' The competing nation which would have been called Grand Capri Republic cost a Louisiana contractor Louis “Ray and some of his investor Ipals $100000 before Hurricane Betsy bit into their sand o -piles I Ray currently on leave -from an 18-month jail term Ifor loan fraud told Chief 'Federal Judge Charles Fulton Ihe had checked various fed- 'eral departments but found -no roadblocks to his dream Iback in 1965 ' ' The contractor who wantoed to build Triumph and -'Long Reefs into an island -republic said he had notified ithe UN of his intentions He ’-sent a similar message to the World Court at The Hague - He told Fulton he had no 'intentions of any lilegal oper-' ations in the new country and -if he ever sold it he planned 'to pay Uncle Sam taxes on ' ' his new income The new country — which Ray said would have housed a marina and a hotel would also require a defense department The other pioneer is William T Anderson of Miami who claims he had title to the reefs and turned his interests oyer to a Bahamian firm Atlantis Development Corp Ltd Miami Gardens Drive Gets OK for Widening ‘ Thanks to the State Road 1 Department the Miami Gar-1'dens Dr road improvement -project can get under way ' ' without placing a controver-‘ sial salt water control dam in ' the Oleta River ‘ Metro commissioners who doh’t want to put in the dam 1 -' because residents say it will ' -' create a cesspool were told I carrier this week that with- - opt the dam Miami Gardens Dcol n’t be widened ''The reason: digging In the rivgr to construct a new Midge on Miami Gardens Dr Bob Buecker assistant news director at Sears’ main office in Chicago said the defects in the heaters became apparent when a death in Michigan was attributed to one He said some of the heat-e r s produced measurable amounts of carbon monoxide the same gas emitted through automobile exhaust pipes Buecker said Sears employes will go to the homes of people who own the heaters test them and replace defective ones immediately at no charge Most of the 6000 heaters were sold between September 1962 and December 1966 A few were sold last year ' into the record everything from memos to loan applications and cancelled checks The 11 defendants including four officers of the old Five Points National Bank are accused of making and receiving false loans of the bank’s money with the idea of financing a takeover of control Defense attorneys who occupied two large tables in the courtroom of Federal Judge Alexander Holtzoff attacked the records piecemeal and en masse In most cases the attorneys questioned the government’s decision to present only those portions of bank records which it believed pertinent “We believe” the attorneys said “that the full story isn’t available until all the records are available” Judge Holtzoff the senior judge in Washington DC’s Federal Court agreed only to the extent of granting defense counsel the right to look at all records “anytime the court isn’t in session” The judge a stickler for speed and the elimination of trivia has shocked the Mi-ami-oriented attorneys during the four day session by demanding they “get to the point” with their questions and more than once overruling their objections before counsel could explain the complaint Many of the questions Thursday concerned the authenticity of defendants’ signatures upon the bank records The judge chked off that line telling attorneys the bank officials were on hand to present the records and not to vouch for them The government claims the defendants themselves joined with others in obtaining loans from the Five Points Bank through subterfuge and then conspired to lump the effort into a financial underground that would eventually give them control Originally scheduled to last three or four weeks prosecutors Osman and Kaufman said Thursday they believed they would be able to present the first testimony in the case either late today or sometime Monday Facing penalties that could range up to five years imprisonment with $5000 fines are: Martin D Von Zamft pictured by the government as the mastermind of the alleged plan bank officials William Marmorstein Joseph Dixon William L Crandall and Bernard Harrison plus Franklyn Levenson Marve A Dubin William Fanning Vincent De Lalla Milton Gordon and Irvin B Schike-vitz (183rd St) over the Oleta would violate the county’s salt water control ordinance But Metro Public Works Director John McCue reported Thursday that the State Road Department had agreed to a change in excavation which would not permit the further intrusion of salt water in the river That cleared the way for the road project to widen Miami Gardens Dr from two to four lanes between Interstate 95 and US 1 without the dam CALL 377-9211 rioi'j'HAGGhn SLACKS Mj£ TRIM SHAPE-okyyiC WAIST h a g a' im p e riafsijgli he waistline! tailored hi fin'd nockanum dacron-wool Vl 1 12 ) No unsightly roll-over with Haggar’s exclusive shape-o-matic waistline! 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