The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 10, 1976 · Page 46
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 46

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, December 10, 1976
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ClO-Palm Beach Post, Friday, December 10, 1976 Unique Community Ready To Deal With 'The End ' 1 Children's -X FX 1 'Wv. LITE M I i-J-J&- SALE 1 1 1 -eft If il 0 FRI. NITE - 10-1 AM 1 I Ir.lfOf1 I T r y Super Vahesl $ H From Jirt Candy CanesWj Santa Claus (( 0 XX Color Books g I ZZZSsSj Door P""s J J 1 Gift Wriw WEST PALM BEACH (901 Congress Ave. South) Special Xmas hours beginning Sunday Dec. 12 Mon. thru Sat. 10 A.M. to 11 P.M. Sunday 10: A.M. to 9 P.M. STELLE, 111. (AP) - This community was established to plan for doomsday, expected in the year 2000, but residents are more concerned with surviving the world monetary collapse they see coming next year. "We are trying to get as self sufficient as we can. We are not panicky, just prudent," said Malcolm Car-nahan, who rode out a power struggle to become head of what is known as the Stelle (a German word meaning "place") Group. "All signs point to the collapse of the world monetary system in another year. It was foreseen by our founder in 1963." Carnahan, 39, once a minister in Harrisburg, Pa., and formerly with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Chicago, said the community, sprouting on the prairie 100 miles south of Chicago, has accelerated preparations for the monetary crisis. "We've sold 80 of our 320 acres and are using the money to build greenhouses to grow vegetables and fruit," he said. "Some families are switching to wood-burning stoves. We are stockpiling grain and raising rabbits, poultry and livestock." The Stelle philosophy comes from Richard Kienin-ger, who published his visions in 1963 in "The Ultimate Frontier." He saw it as his special mission in this life to prepare members to build a better world after the Apocalypse earthquakes, erupting volcanoes, tidal waves - wipes out most of the world's population. When the Apocalypse comes in another 24 years, the Stelle Group, which expects to grow to 250,000 from joiners throughout the world, will be airlifted to safety and will return to build the Nation of God, according to Kieninger's plan. Originally, the group planned to construct its own aircraft, which would hover over the holocaust. But Carnahan said little has been done along that line yet and perhaps the equipment eventually will be bought. Kieninger also envisioned a great depression in, or after, the mid-70s and a monetary breakdown leading to it. Surrounded by cornfields, Stelle looks like a modern housing development mistakenly plopped down miles from the proper suburb. There are 24 well-groomed homes on a winding road. The community has its own water-filtration and sewage treatment plants, and all electrical and telephone lines are underground. There are no road signs leading to Stelle. It's just there in the hinterlands and takes some looking and wandering over farm roads to find. The Stelle Group is a nonprofit corporation, and Stelle Industries is the profit-turning business. A factory houses woodworking, plastics, graphics and metal divisions. Carnahan explains that the group, with about 175 adult believers, 70 living in Stelle, is neither a movement nor a religion. Its members, he said, are practical, chosen people, whose lives are based on a system of accountability and responsibility. "Visitors who might expect to find a far-out community are very disappointed," he said. All children must attend school until they are 21, although at 18 they have the option of continuing classes in Stelle or going to college. The children set their own pace in school, and, through a combination of classwork and work at home with their parents, most finish third-grade level work by the time they are 4. There are few time-consuming organized school activities because there are other things for youngsters to do - organized sidewalk cleaning, for instance. Noise is considered an invasion of personal privacy, and children are supposed to be more seen than heard. But they go on family outings and periodic field .trips. A mother said that when they visit Chicago the children are appalled at the noise and bedlam others create, especially in the cafeterias in a museum and on the grounds. There are no laws and no police. Doctors, lawyers, architects and teachers are among residents, and some commute 20 miles to Kankakee or to Chicago. Each family keeps its own finances, but everyone is asked to contribute 10 per cent of his income and time to Stelle. When an individual passes a screening and becomes a resident member, he must will all his possessions with the exception of household furnishings and cars to the group. 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