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Town Commission Stands Pat On Previous 5-2 Vote For Draw Bridge

A Tipsey Tree ...

A few years ago. B. T . (before TV) most of us used 10 gOlo the movies and endure a double feature . AI some lime duri ng the long eveni ng. someone would say. " ' sn', this where we came in':'''

Dive Gruber of Longboat Photo took this picture recently of a tree about to fall onto the beach. In the background you can see the concrete pilings, row upon row, wh ich were installed a few years ago as the "latest Idea'" t o prevent beach . rosion. Now, exerts claim, they should all be pulled out and dropped into the Gulf a couple of miles out as a haven for fish. Many wonder if the pilings were the cause of the demise of this tree, but while a pretty picture In one way, It shows the relentless power of the sea and the action of the currents along the shore.

Oeja'vu This is exactly how most people fell last Friday afternoon when the Town called a Special Commission Meeting on the New Pass Bridge controversy. Same Arguments There were precious few new arguments set forth that h~dn't been mentioned before. The same people spoke on the same sides of Ihe issue and the much heralded survey by the Concerned Citizens which showed, according to them, that 87tl of the residents wanted a fixed bridge. did not impress the 5 Commissioners who wanted a draw bridge . Town Manager Asked for Recommendations The end fe su ll was that the Mayor asked Town Manager Wayne Allgire to come up with some recommendations regarding obtaining more infonnation , since AUgire was the o nly one to feel that the Town had not been supplied with sufficient infonnation on which to base an opinion. Mayor McCall chaired the meeting and was scrupulously fair in giving time for everyone to speak, so long as they did not attack anyone personally. Thisdid happen later in the two hour meeting. when Sal Chiefari objected to some remarks made by Commissioner Claire Bell's husband. Bill . General Bell said that he had been "pressured" to fill out the Concerned Citizens questionnaire . Chiefari strongly objected to his remarks. and called him by name. Mayor McCall banged his gavel and would not let him finish unti l he alldressed the issue impersonally .

Motion To Rescind Made The Mayor staned OUt by having a motion made and seconded so that di scussion might start on the mOlion . Commissioner Seegel moved and Commissioner Ochs seconded the motions to rescind the March 6 vote of 5-2 in Continued on page 3

Road Contractor on Gulf of Mexico Asks Drivers' Cooperation In a recent letter "being distrib uted to homes and businesses on Longboat Key". the General Asphalt C ompany of Bradenton told about the work they are about to begin on Gulf of Mexico Drive and said they "want to do a first class job in a minimum of time' '. Their letter. in pan. is as follows: ,~"The Florida Department of Transportation has designated various state roads ..... ithin the Sarasota-Manatee area for shou lder repair and resurfacing. State Road 789. Gulf of Mexico Drive. is one of those roads selected for the current program of maintenance. General Asphalt Company of Bradenton has been designated the prime contractor for this resurfacing work. The scope of work is basically light grading on the shoulders. Continued on page 4

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(No.5 and the final. in a series of continuing articles taken from THE LONGBOAT LOOK-OUT. May 28, 1959 issue) Ringling Sale----City Plans An immediate reaction to the SI3 .500,()(X) Ringling land sale last week involved the fu tu re ofSarasota's famed Lido Casino on Lido Beach . The city had been engaged in negotiating a private lease agreement for the operation of the casino and its facilities at the time the land deal was announced . C ity Comm issioner Jack Turner at once declared he thought the city had acted too hastily in its decision to lease the casino in view of the tremendous impact the new land development deal might have on the future prospects of Lido Ke y and the casino. Commissioner Eddie Marable also said he felt the city cou ld negotiate a "much better deal now" that the Ringling transaction had been disclosed. Sal Saprito had submitted what the city regarded as the beSt of four bids from private enterprises seeking to lake over the city-owned faci lity. includi ng its restaurant. bar. shops. bathho use. swimming pool. cabanas, and all else except the public beach and parking areas. which were to continue to be open free to the public . It is considered a vi nual cenainty now thallhe city will reopen the Lido negotiations as a result of the improved created by the Arvida Corp. purchase of the

Commission Balks at Transfer of Density








It was supposed to be a shon linle Commission meeting Wednesday night with only a few items on the agenda, all of a routine nature, but it wasn't shon and was far from routine. The second reading (it had passed the first) and Public Hearing on 79-7 Ame nding the Zoning Ordinance requiring land dedication was how it appeared on the agenda. and it took most of the time. The controversial ponions concern the acquisition of open space and the transfer of density. Earlier in the evening. P & Z Board members Ted Sedwick and Gene Bossen reponed on the recommendations of their Board . It voted unanimously against any provis ion authorizing transfer of density from one parcel of land 10 another. They also said that they were working with the Town Planners and Town staff to prepare a map showing exactly what land might be considered for acquisition by the Town. The Commissioners agreed generally thai acquisition of open space of over 5 acres wou ld be a good idea. they seemed unanimous in opposit io n to the transfer of density. Commissioner Ridyard moved to table the ordinance. Howard Jenkins seconded and the motion carried. h will be "workshopped" at a later dale . In other bu si ness. the Commissioners approved a helicopter o rdinance giving the Mayor and/or the Town Manager pennission to authorize a helicopter to land on Lo ngboat Key . The CBS-TV request to land at the Colony Beach next Wednesday du ring the filming of a TV soap opera, wh ich brought the helicopter ordinance inl the lime light. was granted. subject to some legal phrases designated to protect the Town. During the Publ ic Hearing on the Zoning Ordinance, Town Manager Wayne Allgire stressed that a policy should be adopted by the Commissioners regarding land acquisitions and transfer of density so that it might be included in the Comprehensive Plan for the guidance of fu ture Commissions. Walter Frank. a long time resident of the Key. asked for a definition of "open space" and contended that. if the property next to his is re-zoned from commercial, h is property would be affected by "inverse condemnation." Roben Down and Louis Bernstein asked some pointed questions which were answered by Town counselor the Comissioners. and Attorney Michael Furen brought up some legal questions which Town Counsel also answered. Contrary to last week. when the subject was the New Pass Bridge . there were very few in the audience. and T HE OBSERVER was the only paper represented at the meeting .

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(Meet e very Tuesday at 2 pm for work session, and the first Wednesday night of each month at 8 pm) Dis!. 1 Claire C. Bell Dis!. 2 Samuel E. Seegel Di s!. 3 Sidney A. Ochs Oi s!. 4 J. Kennedy McCall, Mayor Di s!. 5 Howard A. Rid yard. V. Mayor .At Lg. Hen ry G. Riter Harold O. Jenkins

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School Funding The school fund ing situalion continues to be a major problem in Sarasota and several other counties. Public schools get their money from a combination of state funds a nd local property tu e s. Each time propert y is reappraised for tax purposes, the net effect on counties doing the job conscientiously, is that they receive fe wer state dollars and must put more local money into their schools. State law requires that property be assessed for tax purposes at as close to 100% of real value as possible. The present school fund ing formula tends to reward counties that do not comply with this law and penalize those that do. Some slight hope for relief may be in the offing. Several of the tax-relief plans being considered would shift more of the school fund ing burde n from the local property tax to the general revenue of the state. Any effort in this direction would have to help .. Representative To m Danson, former State Representative Bob Johnson, and I recently made a presentation before the House Education Committee, asking for relief. As a result, an ad hoc commi uee will be appointed to look into the possibility of revising the school funding fonnu la, which really is the cause of all the problems and funding inequities. This is a very d iffic ult problem to deal with. Hopefully one of these alternatives will provide some relief. •


The Key Problem


The discussion on the New Pass Bridge last week before the Longboat Commissioners left unsaid what is in the minds of most residents: How about a bridge to the mainland? In the heat of controversy over a fixed vs a draw bridge, the sides have been draw n and the disagreements have become ever sharper and more ascerb . What has been overlooked is the area where everyone might agree. Wouldn 't a bridge to the mainland make any d iscussion over New Pass rhetorical? Why can 't both sides tum their collective auention to the main land or bay bridge and have 'a unanimous vote: "We hereby ag ree that a bridge from l -ongboat Key to the mainland be built as quickly as possible." If such a mot io n were adopted by the Longboat Comm issione rs, the Sarasota City and County Commissioners, SMATS, the Lido Shores Property Owners Association, the Concerned Citizens, the Federation of Longboat Key Condominiums. the Longboat League, the S1. Annands Merchants Association, the St. Annands Property Owners Association and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. the collective clout of these bodies could not be ignored . The Dept. of Transportation would have to take heed. sp urred on by our State legislators, and the Federa l Government , who pays the greatest portion of the bill anyway, would also have 10 listen to the voices of the local populace . O nce the principle is agreed to. and THE OBSERVER feels there would be very few dissenting votes, then the New Pass Bridge replacement takes the back seat it deserves, since it leads not to Sarasota but to St. Armands, which has its own problems. We suggest that LBK Commissioners Sam Seegel and Sid Ochs would even agree 10 the proposal if they were shown one concrete piece of evidence that the mainland bridge were more than a "paper" bridge . The way toconven such a bridge from a " paper" bridge to a reality is with the combined influence of thousands of the citizenry. THE OBSERVER feels that it can be done and should be done as q uickly as possible. One thing we don't need is another publ ic hearing or exp lanat ion of the advantages and disadvantages of a draw bridge vs a fixed bridge over New Pass. G ive n a population boost of 10-20,000 people on Longboat Key, the same number of cars, hundreds of sai l boalS and a bad storm, arg uments over the bridge at New Pass will be like discussing the arrangement of deck chairs on the Titan ic. •

Kahncerns by Jack Kahn, Sr, Exports T here are a few unrelated subjects which concern me but which, in themselves, are not of sufficient importance to fill a column . It might be titled, " The Left Hand Knoweth Not W hat The Right Hand Doeth.·· The government, for the past coup le of years, has been trying to stimulate exports of all fo rms, grains, manufactured items, and entertainment . But. the government also d iscourages every honest atlempt to do so with constant and unceasing investigations of companies which have resorted to bribes to obtain business , particularly in the fie ld of aviation (Lockheed, Boeing, and even the C hairman of the Federal Reserve Miller's helicopter company.) Now, doesn't everyone know by this time that this is a way of life in doi ng business with foreigners, and it is not so remote in conducting business at home. Local purchasers can sometimes be won over by a two-martini lunch. I wonder Contin'ued on page 8 ·

The Money Market by W, Robert Seltz, Senior Vice President Freedom Federal Savings and Loan Association The wave of optimism that had pervaded the market for nearly a month has turned now to uncen ainty. Whereas a week ago everyone was operating under the impression that the recession was at hand, they now are~"'<lering. The economic statistics for May that t.... ..t "been released this week indicate clearly that the economrnas slowed and is hardly in an overheated state, but they show j ust as clearly that we are not as yet on a negative course . Housing starts at an annual rate of 1. 8 million units, up 5% from Apl'$ industrial production up 1.3% regained its March level; capacity utilization of 85 .6% is up fro m 84 .7% in April; these are q uite comfortable numbers. Add itionally, there are strong signals indicating that the Federal Reserve is hardly in a position to loosen the credit reins in the foreseeable fu ture. The nation's money supply increased at ·a record pace in the most recent announcement last T hursday. Then yesterday the dollar came under severe selling pressure in Europe for the very reason this column pointed out two weeks ago, that o il expon ing countries must rid themselves of their accum ulations of dollars if for no other reason than to diversify their financial assets. Should either or both of these pressures continue, there will be speculation of the Fed tightening rather than loosening credit. (As a mailer of fact, such talk has begun.) These second thoughts have been reflected in the market by interest rates increasing somewhat. A two year Treasury no te, fo r example, yields 9 .22% tooay as opposed to only 9.04% a week ago. Meanwhile, the lowering of commercial bank prime rates to 11 .5% from 11.75% which began a week ago has beco~ pervasive. The lower rate is now in effect in a clear majority of the major banks throughout the countty. Some analysts fee l that this move will be a temporary pheno menon, however, and that press ures will build to force the rate up once. again . Of utmost importance, and of great uncertainty, is the petroleum situation. How severe the impact of shon ages and higher prices will be remains to be seen. Surely the effects will be noticeable, but whether in the fonn of a dull ache, a cripp ling spasm, or something in between in the question . •



From now on, we can look forward to a chronic oi l shonage, increased oil prices, and dependence on oil frem un re liable and unstable foreig n suppliers since we now import over half of the oil we use. Not only are we personally affected by this at the gas station, but it also plays a role in limiti ng our government's independency in foreign policy. The problems we've all experienced are panly in response to the recent overthrow of the Iranian government and are examples of what we can look forward to in the fu ture unless we do something about it now! The best approach , in the long run, is to increase the production of our domestic supply of energy. We can do this by increasing substantially the production of synthetic fue ls from shale, coal and farm products. In 1972. the oil companies themselves estimated that the price of synthetic oi l from shale and coal would be less than S8.30 a barrel. At that time, imponed crude oil cost $3.50 a barrel. You would think that as OPEC increased the price of their oil , the production of synthetic oil would become more attractive. Instead. the oil companies' estimates of the COSt of production of synthetic oil have miraculously increased from 250% to 400%. This compares to a cost-of-livi ng increase;;r 80%. T hey now say that synthetic oil would cost $20 to $35 per barrel to produce compared to the OPEC price of S 16 to S18. Since the oil companies are apparently uninterested in producing sy nthetic oil on a massive scale, thereby decreasing our dependence on OPEC; several proposals have been suggested to authorize the federal government to fund increased production of synthetic fuel. O ne proposal would set up a federal corporation simi lar to the one that financed the establishment of the synthetic ru bber industry during World War II. The goal would be to produce up to five million barrels a day of synthetic fuel s. T his is about half of our present oi l imports. The corporation would be able to do this by bui lding plants and leasing them to private industry. Or, the corporation could guarantee loans by private industry to construct plants and guarantee a reasonable price fo r the fuel to encourage them to increase production. The one-time investment cost of this pro~ project is esti mated to range between SIOO billion...' ..:200 billion over a fi ve to ten year period. This is a lot ~oney, but "': already pay 525 bill ion a year for imponed oil and this wi ll continue to rise. Furthermore, if we increase our supply of energy and decrease our dependence on OPEC, we could discourage O PEC from making further arbitrary increases . We would also be less vulnerable to supply demands on the conduct of our fo reign policy. It 's ridicu lous that we contin ue to sit on our energy reso urces, while foreign supp liers are charging exorbitant prices for o il. . I th ink these proposals should be given se rio us consideration. I hope you' ll take a moment to let me know our evafu'ation of them. •


June 22, 1979

Town Commission Stands Pat Continued from page I favo r of the draw bridge. and to vote instead for a fixed bridge. Later in the meeting. the first motion was the only one considered. and it was voted down by the same margin. 5-2. Commissioner Jenkins remarked that. in his latest conversation with James Kennedy of DOT, the upcoming public hearing wou ld discuss only the 0 plan for a drawbridge ~~ould not include discussion of the other ...........: plans. The Mayor- then asked each Com missioner to make whatever comments he or she wished and the talk-a-thon was on. :... Seegel Quotes Henry Clay Commissioner Sam Seegel reitereated that the vote by the Longboat residents (87% in favor of the fixed bridge) was indeed a mandate and that. as Henry Clay said. " The wishes of the people should be recognized and followed." " To do otherwise." Seegel said . "is a fonn of dictatorship where a minority of people say they don't care what others want. they ' II do what they want . " Commissione r Bell po inted out that the Town Commissioners of Longboat Key favored a draw bridge as did the Sarasota City and County Commissioners and that she was one of close to 10.000 people who did not fill out the questionnaire. Riter Feels He Represents The People Too CommissionerTac Riter pointed out that. although he is a new Commissioner who d id nOt vote on March 6th .. he felt the vote accurately reflected the feelings of the majority of persons on Longboat Ke y. He co ncluded with the statement." I' m listening to the people too ." He said also that he did not have any faith in either the Town 's survey made in conjunction with the Comprehensive Plan nor the oore recent Concerned Citizens survey. both of which showed the respondents favori ng a fixed bridge . Ridyard Calls Both Survey's Unreliable Commissioner Howard Ridyard said he lacked faith in the surveys as well, the first of which people did not understand, according to him. and the second sampled only 6% of the population. He added that to build a high fixed span bridge would result in a sl um underneath and next to the bridge and its approaches. Ochs Reviews Past Correspondence Commissioner Sid Dehs reviewed the events leading up to the prese nt. and rebuffed accusations that he had been responsible for causing the delay in building a replacement bridge . He als'J claimed that he belie\'es a higher (35 ft ) draw bridge on the site of the B plan fixed bridge would make more sense. but that DOT claims this is impossible . Commissioner Harold Jenkins pointed to the budget figures which show the costs increasing by SIO.OOO every year. according to his figures .



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Not Enough Information T own Manager AUgire then made his remarks that the Town did not really have enough infonnation to decide on a fixed or bascule bridge si nce the real problem is whether the replacement bridge will be able to carry the traffic adequately unti l the Bay Bridge is built . Mayor McCall made his own remarks stressing that any high fi xed bridge would be too disruptive of the environment of Lido Shores in tennsof noise. high speed travel and visual asthetics . Robert Dowd Defends Survey Roben Dowd. ActingChairman of theConcemed Citizens group . defended his surVey as accurate. representative and indeed a "mandate" of the people . He quoted a representative of A. C . Nielsen as having told him that the size of his sample is "very respectable". Dowd quoted some popu lation figures as proving that the sample and results were reliable ind ices of the feelings of the people. He said that the returns (about 18(0) of the survey were very close to the votes for Commissioner in the last election. in which the winner received 1656 votes. He also said that while the Town population figures are 9307. the University of Florida figures are 7729, the survey figures of 20% of the Town estimate and 24% of the University of R orida estimate . and that these figure s are a far cry from the 6% figures mentioned by Commissioner Ridyard. The Mayor then opened the discussion to the noor and first to speak. was Hamet Price, who questioned the population figure s and read from some newspaper editorials supporting the draw bridge concept . 28 Condominiums Favor Fixed Bridge Louis Bernstein read a prepared speeeh supporting the survey and the fixed bridge . Howard Rumpf. President of the LBK Condominiums. said that his group. representing 28 condominiums and 3000 unit~. unanimously supported the fi xed bridge. and said that the average height of a sail boat mast is 31 feet. Gene Slatlerersaid that he drivesoverthe bridge about 500 times a year and that he is stopped mote by the Ringling bridge than the New Pass. Barney Sagman felt that the Commission should decide what is an "appropriate height". and Bob Allen. also of Longboat Harbor. thought that the Commissioners should confine their thoughts to what the people of Longboat Ke y wanted. not what others wanted. Proposed Draw Bridge To Be Higher Than Ringling Gene Bossert said that the Ringling Bridge is presently 22 feet high when closed. that the 0 plan is for a 25 ft bridge. that the polls were not valid and that the mainland bridge was not being pushed by anyone. Chamber Favors Fixed Bridge Steff Stampler. President of the longboat Chamber of Commerce and speaking for his group. said that he feit the survey was valid. that DOT should be asked to explore all possibilities at the public hearing. that the future o f longboat Ke y be considered. and that the Commission reconsider their

previous vote . He also asked if the proposed 65 ft fixed span idea was . 'cast in stone" or if a lower fixed bridge might not be possible. Doc Lieberman of Privateer North quoted some population projections which showed the fu ture population of Longboat would be around 25,000 people . John Forbes said that al[ people should be considered . not just the citizens of longboat Key . Charles Lacey felt that since only 25% of the people in the US vOle in elections. that the Concerned Citizens survey was most valid . He then challenged the vote of Tac Riter at a Longboat league meeting during which lacey claimed Riter had voted for a fixed bridge . Riter disputed the claim in a humorous exchange. Citizens Pressured To Vote? General William Bel l then claimed theConcemed Citizens had made a house to house survey and put "plenty of pressure" on people to vote. Ginny Pier then quietly asked if anyone was really certain . was there really enough infonnation. was a compromise completely out of the question? No Pressure Says Chiefari Sal Chiefari then sprang to hi s feet and. talking while he approached the Commissioners, said he. "deeply resented the remarks of General Bell " . That was when the Mayor pounded his gavel in finnness rather than in anger. Forrest Johnson. who said he had been on the Key 34 years, felt that all that concrete for a fixed bridge would be a waste of money. Final Comments There being no more comments from the floor. Mayor McCall then called on The Commissione rs for final comments before a vote on the motion to rescind. Sam Seegel was most brief. advocating a favorable vote on the motion . a vote in favor of a fixed bridge and a call for further stud y on the whole question. Commissioners Bell and Riter had no comments. Commissioner Rid yard blamed Commissioner Ochs for the 2 year delay and. in his tum. Commissioner Dchs stressed that the pre vious public hearing was rather an information meeting and a presentat ion . He also asked fo r more information. fel t a compromise was possible and stressed the 28 to 31 ft clearance needed by most sai lboats. Commissioner Jenkins had no funhe r comments and the Mayor fel t the Town should keep studying the alternatives. Seegel added that if the Town did not rescind. DOT would feel it was in fa vor of a 25 foot drawbridge . Final Vote The vote to rescind was then taken. The vote was 5-2 against. with the only two in favor being Commissioners Seegel and Dehs, both of whom favor a fixed bridge and suppon the Concerned Citizen survey . The next chapte r will be the DOT Public Hearing tentatively scheduled for late July. •


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Road Contractor on Gulf of Mexico ... Continued from page 1 to rebuild with new material those sections eroded and below acceptable grade. resurfacing the existing pavement with Type II asphaltic level ing course. and then paving with the new FC· 4 asphalt sk id resistant pavement. Other minor incidental work will be done such as small drainage structures. pavement markings. etc. Owners of property adjacen! to the Oepartmen! of Transportation right·of·way who may have sprinkler systems or lighting extending into the right·of.way should contact the Department of Transportation as they will be i~ the w~y of construction and may be damaged. (D.O.T. Project Engmeer

355·5148) Work on this project will commence on or about July 25th. 1979 and must be completed not later than November 1st. 1979. We full y intend to have the work completed well before that date. We ask your cooperation in observ ing the traffic control signs and the flagmen who will be responsible for the movement of traffic through the areas being resurfaced . General Asphalt Company of Bradenton cannot accept any liability fo r vehicles which pick up fresh asphalt or people who may track it into buildings. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated by General Asphalt Company. the Fl orida Department of Transportation, and your friends and neighbors. We want to do a fi rs t class job in a minimum of time-we need your help to make it a reality. "

The Marketplace ... Gregory Bustle has been appointed Chainnan of the Manatee Economic Deve lopment 's Aviation Committee, and James Mitchell named Chainnan of the Convention and Touri sm Committee. The an nouncement was made by Wi lliam H . Sedgeman, Vice President of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and Executive Chainnan of the Chamber's Economic Development Division.


The Board of Directors o f the Sarasota Yacht Club have announced the appointme nt of Wilf Ferris as General Manager effective June 1/79. Mr. Ferris has been in the Hospitality industry for 3 1 years-the last 16 years in the Sarasota area. He is well · known among local residents as fonner Gen . Mgr. of the Colo ny Beach Club from '65 to '70 and then as an investor and operator of the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre through 1975. For the past two years. he has operated the Hugo's and Peppercorns Restaurant for the Sarasota Hyatt HOIel. •

What's Happening .. . The SportS Car Club of Sarasota is planning a fun rally on Sat.. June 30th staning at thl! International AulO Pans parking 101 (comer of 3~1 & Ringling Blvd. ) at 7 pm. Entry fee is $5 per car. limited to the first 48 cars. For further infonnation call 349·2455.

Establishment of Episcopal Mission on Longboat Key Being Studied A committee of inten::sted citizens on Longboat Key has been investigating the poss ibility of establishing an Episcopal Mission, over the past year. Recognizi ng that Longboat probably will approach a pennanent popu lation of,at the next ~ ve years . it seemed appropnate to start consldenng the creation of this future church. The gasoline crisis, of course . has added impetus 10 this study. Negotiations are in progress with officials of Arvida Corporation and it now appears likely that a site of at least 4 acres can be acquired in the Bay Isles Civic and Commercial Center, now underdevelopment . The proposed site would be located on Bay Isles Road, about 250 yards di rectly east of the Longboat Key Library. Father Hoyt B. Massey . Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida has called for a meeting of all persons interested in establishing a Mission of the Episcopal Church o n Longboat Key , The meeting will be held at II am on Sal. , June 23 at Coast Federal Savings and Loan Assn .• 5 10 Bay Isles Rd .• across from the Longboat Key Town Hall . Assisting in developing this project are Father Jack Iker. Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota. Father David Johnson , Rector ofSt. Boniface Church on Siesta Key and Dean of the Sarasota Deanery of Episcopal Churches. and the Rev . Dr. Benton Wood, Rector of the Church of the Annunciation on Anna Maria Island. The committee of interested laymen ex ploring the possibility o f an Episcopal Mission are George E. Paules. Chainnan. Caleb Batten, Mrs. Franklyn C. Rogers. and Bailey Scrivener. Mr, Paules stated that if sufficient numbers of people show an interest in gelling this project underway regular Sunday services wou ld be scheduled in the very near future al a temporary site yet to be se lected . •

West. Any o lde r Manateean wanting an appointment should cal l 748· 2550 and ask fo r Wanda. No appointments are necessary for the outreach sites. Cients need to be at the outr<!ach sites during the time indicated for that ouueach site. No C riminal. Workma n 's Compensation o r fee· generating cases are covered. However. Bay Area Legal Services will help low· income persons with Administrative prob lems concerning Social Secu rity, 551 , Medicare. Medicaid. Food Stamps and Public Housing and other legal problems such as C onsumer Rip-Off~aking Wills, Contracts and Leases . Among the vol unteers who are j:l'roviding office management sk ill s, investigative work, o r paralegal expertise to {his project are: Retired Anorney Charles C. Lockwood and Longboat Ke y residents, Retired Allorn£, Mabel L. Richardson , Maizie Abuza. Margaret and Sal Chiefari . We hope more Attorneys will volunteer their time • and talents.


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Q. I understand you do not need an operator's license to pilot a pleasure boat in Florida. Is this correct? A Yes . You must. however. register your vesse l and the registration certificate must be aboard at all times the vessel is in operation. Applications for pleasuf(: boat registration certificates and titles are to be fil ed by the boat owner with his county tax collector. The fee ranges from S2.50 for boats less than 12 feet to $31.50 for 26' to less than 40'. You have ten days in which to apply for registration and title and during this per6d you should have aboard proof of date of purchase . The registration number issued to a boat is pemanent and remains with the boat as long as it is domiciled in the state where originally registered, even though ownership changes. Florida recognizes valid registration certificates and numbers issued to visiting boaters fo r a period of 90 days. (military personnel on active duty are exempt until expiration date, after wh ich the boat must be registered in Florida). When you receive a registration number for a new boat, the number is to be painted or attached to both sides of the bow (forward halO of the boat and must be in block letters and numerals at least three inches high. The number must read from left 10 righl. must contrast in color to the background and be maintained in legible condition. Prefix and suffix must be separated from the numerals by a space equal to the width o f the digits . i.e . FL 0001 A. A decal signifying the year during which the registration certificate is valid will be furnished with each certificate issued. The decal must be displayed on the port (left) side of the boat befofl!~r after the registration number. All registration certificates are valid for one year, beginning July 1. •

Free Legal Service Available To Low Income Senior Citizens Citizens over sixty residing in Manatee County have the opportunity to obtain free legal counseling at many outreach sites. The Bay Area Legal Services have been handling the problems of indigent clients for mon:: than twelve years in Hillsborough County . During the last two and one half years. they have expanded their services to help many indigent clients in Pasco County. Starting May I. 1979. the Senior Advocacy Unit of Bay Area Legal Services is sending a legal team to nine outreach sites in Manatee County to help meet the needs of persons sixtv vears ofal!e or older. The program is funded in part by a Title ill Older ·Americans Act Grant. Staff anomey Mildmi M . Higgins meets clients by appoint· ment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Manatee Opportunity Council Complex at 2526 Manatee Avenue

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A Loaf of Bread, A Jug of Wine, and the Chamber of Commerce. wi ne tasting affair, courtesy of the Foodway al Seaview Shopping Center for the cheeses, Bay South Liquor Distributors Co" in Sarasota for the wine. and the Golr and

The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce had its monthly meeting last week at the LBK Golf and Tennis Club, It was a

Tennis Club and Arvida ror the use of the Clubhouse , Dave Gruber of Longboat Camera took the caJ)dids,

I COft(y White of BHlboIIrds In the Sky ~ next to Police ChW W8)'M McGammon who Is protecting Colony Beach Executtv.

THE OBSERVER EdItor Mel PUblI,,* "-Iph B, Hun1Ir Mel hili wtfe Claire WIth Town CounMIl. W, Whitesell, Jr,

'-tot the crowd umpllng the wine, commluJoner SkI Ocha on the,., lett, Clin anyone help with the others?

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Georgia Northlne, Marilyn Gaines and Arlene Provencher of the LBK Gott and Tennis Club look aurprlMd and happy In that order,

...... NMI'. Kmhy Sfmonda la on the left next to Town tYll'. Personnel Director Marge Martineau with Pat Watson of the SE Bank of St, Armands in the rear, The Christensens of Continental Kitchen are on the right.


Bob Arnold of White SandS glancing away from Betty Jo Wray of CEW Publications,

The Big Vacation by Arvida. Not just another pretty beach Our twelve-mile soft white sand' beach sloping into crystal clear waters is a sight to behold, You won't find a prettier one a nywhere, But you']) find a lot more than just a pretty beach for your Big Vacation at Arvida's Longboat Key Resort in Sarasota, Florida, The Big Vacation is all the fun you'd expect. like a country club with championship golf. tennis on all路weather courts, a beach club, boating and sailing and deepsea fishing, And a lot more you wouldn't expect. Like smart Filth Avenue shops on S1. Armand's Circle. The symphony and ballet at the Van Wezel Hall for the Performing Arts. Shakespeare at the Asolo Theatre. And Mic helangelo. Rubens and Rembrandt at the Ringiing Museum. All just a causeway away, If you think you might like to take your Big Vacation on this tropical island, or perhaps even retire here, come see this one-ol路 a-kind place. Then select a wooded waterway lot for your new home in Bay Isles, or a seaside apartment at

the ocean's edge at Beachplace on the Gulf. But do hurry. Time is short. and this kind of South Florida property is becoming harder and harder to fi nd. Besides. it's better. to reserve your place now. than to be sorry you didn't later , 30 I Gulf of Mexico Drive Post Office Box 6166 C'_~~ ~~ . _

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'Stag at Bay' To Open at Asolo

Next at Golden Apple Non Smokers Night -

July 11

"The Music Man. which opened June 19 was Meredith Willson's first Broadway show (followed by "The Unsinkable Molty Brown") though he had for years been an important music man in other branches of the entertainment world, His first job was as a fluti st in the famous band of John Philip Sousa. Then he played flute in the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Toscanini , and then he went into broadcasting as a musical director. Willson had also become a figure in the long hair concert fie ld by writing a couple of well regarded symphonies. He wrote' ' The Music Man" out of childhood memories of his home town of Mason City, Iowa . His recollection of the thump and razzle·dazzle of brass bands, from his home town and from his days with the great Sousa band , were poured into " The Music Man" , which tells the tale of a swindler who comes to fleece the populace ofa small town in Iowa, which Willson calls RiverCity, by promising to start a brass band for them as a hedge against temptations of pool halls to their youth, and then plans to skip town with the money they give him for instruments and uniforms. The show's songs and story tell how his plan misfires because he fa lls in love with the town's librarian, Marian, a prim and proper girl who is the o nly person in town who knows he is a swindler, The production is under the direction of Robert Turoff with musical direction by Janet Aycock and sets and lights by Charles G . Stockton . "The Music Man" will play at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre from June 19 through July 29 . For reservations call 366-5454. •

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The fi rst ful ly mounted, professional production of "Stag at Bay," the " los!"' comedy by Charles MacArthur and Nunnally Johnson, will open in the Asoto State Theater's rotating repertory at the Ringling Museums ' court playhouse Friday night. June 29th. According to playwright Johnson, the idea for "Stag at Bay" came to MacArthur after he and his good friend. John Barrymore remembered he had a daughter. Diana , whom he hadn't seen for twelve years. He immediately called his ex· wife. Michael Strange, to ask about the girl , and discovered she was in a boarding school outside of Balt imore . MacArthur in tow, he left to visit the school. The headmistress, upon seeing Barrymore, remembered only his g reat Shakespearean roles: she had not read of his philandering. He was her idol. Barrymore loved the adu lalion so much that he decided to stay. Meanwhile. his daughter would have nothing to do with him. . MacAnhur and Johnson thought the idea of trying to get Barrymore away from that girls' school would make a good play, and they began writing " Stag at Bay" in 1939. By 1942, they were preparing for a New York opening which was to include Fredric March as Bart Starling, the Barrymore prototype. Josua Logan was to direct. Then came. the news that the great John Barrymore had died in Hollywood. The authors withdrew the play from production, and revised it again and again until 1951 . MacArthur kept losing his copies of the script , and Johnson lost his remaining one on a trip to London in 1954. It wasn't until 1972 that a doctoral candidate at the Florida Stale University found a copy of " Stag al Bay" among MacArthur's papers, which had been donated to the University of Wisconsin Center for Theatre Research. The play premiered at FSU's School of Theatre in 1974. Since then. two staged readings of the play have been produced , fi rst at the Hartman Theatre in Connecticut, then at the Paramoun.t Ans Center in Illinois, both under the direction of Asolo 's guest director for' 'Stag at Bay," Stephen Rothman . "Stag at Bay" will be g iven 21 performances in Asolo's "I""to;y through September I. For reservations, phone

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Conducted Tours at Ringling Museums

The following tour schedu le is now in effect at the ;,. Ringling Museums: Museum of the Circus Ringling Residence Museum of An '" 10:30 a.m . 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m . 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m . 3:00 p.m. "'On Sunday the first tour al the Museum of the Circus is at 11:30 a.m . The Ringling Museum complex is open every day of the year. The galleries of the Museum of Art have been renovated and highlighted by imaginative displays. The collection of ancient art is shown for the first time, and the New Wing continues to offer exhibitions of contemporary art. This foremost cultural complex in the Southeast also offers a wealth of circus memorabilia and the circus magnate's opulent residence. The Asolo Theater on the Museum 's g ro unds is the home of Florida 's State Repertory Company .•

Finnish Constructivism Opens The paintings and sculpture of 15 Finnish artists, all "Constructivists", opens in the New Wing Gal lery at the Ringling Museum of Art on June 8. It is scheduled to remain on v iew through July 29. Representing the latest stage of Constructivism in Finland,the art is abstract and based on two fundamental elements: space and time. Characterized by a wide range of expression, the exhibition comains wide experimentation with geometric form in space, light and motion. Still other,elements. such as line, form and color show up in unusual and daring contrasts. Summer Films Calendar

Films will be shown on Mondays at 2:30, 7:00 and 9:00 pm in the Asolo Theater. Admission is free to members, S 1.00 plus tax to nonmembers . No film s will be shown during June. Ju ly 2 **Lawrence of Arabia Sweet Bird o f Youth July 9 July 16 *Murder on the Orienl Express July 23 Seven Beauties You Can' t Cheat an Honest Man July 30 Aug . 6 The Twelve Chairs Aug. 13 Man in the Wilderness Aug. 20 The Fortune Aug. 27 *"'Voyage of the Damned *Due to the fi lm 's length, showings will be at 2:30. 7:00 and 9:30 pm . " Due to the fi lm's length , there will be two shows only , at 2:30 and 7:00 pm .

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stri ke, sideflash and step vohage . Most common are lighlning ignited fi res, followed by fall ing tree limbs, downed powerlines, and dislodged masonry. The following are recommended thunderstonn havens: I . Buildings with power lighting protection systems are non-conductive noon . 2. Large buildings which are steel framed . 3. Closed metal vehicles (but stay inside and park, or drive slowly). 4 . Large buildings without lightning rods (provided you practice safety ru les). 5. Small unprotected buildings like houses ... provided you practice rules .

Cop's 59 Citations were issued on 144 rraffic StOpS this week. 2 Persons we~sted on OWl charges; one charged also. with speedi~oth were taken 10 Manatee County jail. In a separate incidem one d river was charged with reckless driving and remanded to coun. There were 2 accidents_ both of the minor-damage parking lot type. Officers assisted ';"'al 4 rescues, answered 3 burglar aJanns and I fi re repon. Service cal ls included 4 animal complaims, 3 disabled vehicle assists, 2 repons of burglary. I vandalism. I illegal parking. 2 noise complaims , 2 of domestic disturbance , I emergency message was delivered. I repon of breaking and emering. I lost propeny, I prowler and 4 incidems of suspicious acti vity. •

Most indoor lightning casualties are: ( I) talking on the te lephone: (2] in the kitche n: (3) doing laundry; (4) watching television: (5) at a door or open window . In an unprotected home o r building, stay away from metal objects. stay off the phone except for emergency . and keep to the center of the largest room. Almost a third of lightning's casualties are ··recreational". The following are the most dangerous areas during a lightning storm: Open fields, open boats. lone trees and exposed shelters. Get off the golf course , bike path. tennis coun. open water or any exposed area. During a ligh tning stann seek shelter. If time does not pe rmit. remember you're safer in a ravine. under a small tree in thick timber o r in a ditch than out in the open . If someone near you is struck, take aClion. Call the Rescue Squad. If you can feel the victim 's pulse , give mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration . If you cannot feel a pulse or heanbeat. give C .P.R. Remember, Longboat Key is situated in the heart of the nalion 's lightning belt. These tips and a litt le common sense cou ld save your life . If you would like additional infonnation on lightning pro tection, please contac t the Longboat Ke y Fire Department. We care about your safety.

Fireline Did You Know That The Tampa Bay Area Is The Lightning Capitol of the Nation? "Unde rrated" lightning killed 55 percent more Americans from 1940 through 1973 than tornados, and 41 percent more than hurricanes and noods combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric - Administration . We use the word "underrated" because lightning usually kills o nly one person al a time ... these deaths don 't attract nationwide attention. as do the more spectacu lar hurricanes. tornados and Ooods. Lightning' s likeliest targets are structures prominent by height , g round area, isolation, o r a combination of c harac teristics . Many peop le are reported' 'struc k by lightning" and live to tell the tale. Actually, few victims survive being struck by lightning. for that indicates a direct stroke o r major sideOash, usually to the head . Lightning poses other dangers to life and limb in addition to direct

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tin cooperation with THE OBSERVER and with the many residents and visi tors who ha\"e questions about our marine environment. MOle Marine Laboratory is plea..ed to answer any queslion~ put 10 them wilhin their sphere of upcnise . Address all questions;o THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER. 524 Gulf Bay Road .

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Q, The whole subject of erosion of our shoreline has me confused. Old timers tell me the shoreline is eroding rapidly . Where does the sand go'? A. Erosion of our shore line is a complex issue . Storms may erode sand and they may also pile it up on shore . Dai ly activity of tides, wind and longshore cu rre nts tend to move the sand towards the end of our barrier islands . Passes allow migrating sand to be lost • to the islands by depositing sand in the bays.

treated at scene and transported to Manatee Memorial Hospita l by LBK Rescue Squad. Rescue call to Sands Point at 10:44 am. III patient was treated at scene and transponed to Sarasota Hospital by LBK Rescue Squad .

June 14 Rescue call to CUller Lane at 6:20 pm. III patient was treated at scene and transported to Sarasota Hospital by LBK Rescue Squad .

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Fire and Rescue Calls for the Week June 13 Rescue call to Seaplace at 12:04 a.m. III person . Patient was treated at scene and transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital by LBK Rescue Squad. Rescue call to Bogey Lane at 7:48 am. III patient was

Rescue call to Longboat Club Dr. at 12:38 am . III patient was treated at scene and transported to Sarasota Hospital by L8K Rescue Squad . Rescue call North Fire Station at 2: 10 pm . Injured patient was treated at scene by LBK Rescue Squad. Manatee Ambulance transported palient to Blake Hospital.

June 16 Rescue call to 3300 block of GMD at 8:45 am. Injured patient was trealed at scene by LBK Rescue Squad. Patient did not require hospitalization.

June 17 Rescue caJi to North Fire Station at 3: JO pm . Inj ured patient was treated at scene by LBK Rescue Squad. Patient did not require hospitalization. Rescue call to Holiday Inn at 3:40 pm . Injured patient was treated at scene by LBK Resc ue Squad. Palient was transported to Blake Hospital by Manatee Ambulante . Fire call to Casa Del Mar at 4:50 pm . Overheated dryer Scene was secured by LBK Fire Depanment . •

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Kah ncerns .. . Continued from page 2 w hether many potent ial exporters are fearful of being exposed for the manner in which they conduct their business and thus conclude that the effort isn't worth the reward .

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Meet the People of Longboat Key by Eileen Goggans Introducing Mr. and Mrs . Myron J. Krawitz. four year residents of The Shore Condominium . They are both authors. educators. and musicians with a wide range of experience. Locally. they art involved in the Florida West Coast Symphony . Ida Krawitz is a Violinist in the orchestra and Myron is Editor of the very handsome newsletter. "The Score." which covers all the activities of the orchestra. Mr. Krawitz is very proud of his wife's accomplishments as a musician and also as the authorofa book entitled. " How to Teach Rhythms and Rhythm Bands . Mr. Krawitz has a long list of books and magazine anicles to hi s credit. all related to education and training programs. He is the author and o riginator of . ' The Lester Hill Corporation" publi shed by Gregg/ McGraw·HilI Book Company . This "office simulation program" is widely used in sc hools throughout the country. Both Sarasota and Ri verview High Schools as well as the Manatee Vocational Trai ning Center use hi s syStem with great success . A complete office situation is set up and the students learn just how a business operates. Mr. Krawitz describes it as " instant experience" for the student . Their son. H. Michael. and daughter-in-law visit when time permits. He was the Playwright in Residence at Florida State Uni versity at one time and now is a Professor at the University of Massachusetts . Their daughter-in-law. Josephine-Abady (professional name) is the Director of the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge. We have Mr. George Wyler to thank for bringing Mr. and Mrs . Krawitz to our atlention. and a tip of THE OBSERVER hat to him . •

Richest Fossil Beds Found Here (taken from "The Story of Sarasota" by Karl Grismer) "Fossi l remains found here indicate that Sarnsota got its first winler visi tors a million years ago or so. This was during the Ice Age. when the g reat g lacie r made its slow , inextricable march southward . changing the face of the eanh as it moved and annih ilating all green and growing things. These visitors of the dim and distant past who fled the foOnh in frenzied haste to escape theCQld were strange. weird creatures unlike anything on earth today. Among them were grotesque. ungainly mammoths. sabretoothed mastadons. amphi bious rhinoceres. and two-ton armadillos. Unconted millions of these queer animals came to F lorida, and thei r species vanished and most of their bodies. disi nteg rated and became part of the soil. B.ut tho usands of them sank in swamps or in the oozi ng muck of river bed and bays. In the course of time their bones hardened. Some of the richest fossi l beds in the entire stale of Florida were fou nd in Sarasota County." •

Years ago: the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) urged the development of nuclear power as opposed to the use of coal for they considered the latter to be the greatest pollutant of all. Now the Depanment of Energy is directing practically its entire attention to the use o f coal as one of the practica lly inexhaustible sou rces of supply . II will be interesting to walch this continuing battle to see whether the right hand or the left hand prevaileth . As for me. I am going to direct a letter to the Chairman of the Academy of Sciences in Stockholm which determines thc recipient of the Nobel Peace Pri ze for Science and suggest to them that those individuals who were responsible for the contai nmen t of the p roblem at Three Mile Isla nd in Harrisburg. Pennsy lvania be awarded that prize for 1979. The reason-they saved nuclear energy fro m being set back 50 years a nd proved conclusively that all nations could go ful l Steam ahead in providing their respective countr)'men with a preponderance of electrical power required. Their genius lay in the fact that they had no standard operating procedure to guide them through their various successful maneuvers particu larly considering the adverse conditions under which they had to perform with the networks and the news media breathing down (heir backs demanding minuteby-minute reports compounded the problems with which they were faced . To me . one of the most exhilerating aspects of the entire history of nuclear power is that no accident of any serious nature has yet occurred. It is claimed by various psychiatrists that the line dividing the wi ll to li ve and the wish 10 die is very fine . The modem-day crusaders. for example. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune. seem to be motivated by spreadi ng scare tactics. With the Tribune. it has become almost paranoid and there seems to be no way to dissuade them from their chosen way. Day after day . week after week. the only articles one reads on nuclear powe art those whic h sustain its view. They give the public no choice to select the good or the bad. With The Tribune. all is bad . I would urge that they enroll a cadre of prOtestors. suppl y them with placards, and have them picket the Gate to Heaven with " Down With God." "Stop Volcanic Eruptio ns." " Halt All T ornadoes." "Stamp Out Hurricanes . " Doesn 't The Tribune realize that nature pollutes the atmosphere. perhaps more so than all of the refineries. steel mills. and e lectrical generating plants combined. The forest fi res out west in Oregon and Washington. not started by man but started by lightning. The fires in Alabama and Georgia. not started by man but Slarted by lightning .

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