The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 73
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 73

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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F2 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 3, 1968 Pooped Props Are Grind In equipment In a 26-by-60 foot shop, started them Into business. In peak periods the shop has handled from 50 to 60 repair Jobs a week. The men opened their shop In February, 1968. Peak season Is listed as between January and June. "It was a terrible grind day and night for months," said McElhoes. "We tried to keep it to one-day service." At least 70 per cent of the business Is in propeller correction, 20 per cent in shaft straightening, the balance in strut and rudder repairs. "Not all wheels go out of kilter from hitting a rock or sandbar," said McElhoes. "Fast boats with powerful en RIVIERA BEACH The boating-population explosion has given birth to Increased marine services locally. Typical is the exclusive propeller service operated by Clark McElhoes at 106 Port Road. "There are lots of boats in this area and there is plenty of shallow water," explained McElhoes. "This combination adds up to numerous propellers, shafts and rudders being torn apart." After six years of working in a local marine repair shop, McElhoes saw a good service potential and teamed with John Warden to form Atlantic Propeller Service, Inc. Capital investment of $4,000 gines can make a propeller lose Its pitch. We are often called on to return a wheel's blades fo factory specified pitch. We do static balancing." Typical repair job is one costing $12. It required straightening badly mangled blades on a 13-Inch diameter propeller, repitching the blades, balancing and buffing the whole very clean. A new replacement would have cost $40. Another job on hand was the repitching of a pair of 23-inch propellers worth $300 new. Final cost for putting these Into shape, and buffing the blades ft i from a sea-salt encrusted gray Into a shiny brass gleam, was $65. Much of the shop's repair business comes from the fact that there are so many different styles, sizes and pitch-requirements to propellers. It is difficult for a marine-supply shop to carry adequate replacement Inventory. If a boatman can get a repair in one day, he would be reluctant to risk a delay seeking the correct wheel either In local shops or in nearby Fort Lauderdale and Miami supply houses. "There are so many sizes and pitch requirements," said McElhoes, "It can tie-up a half million dollars in Inventory." Pitch varies considerably depending on power and torque of an engine, revolutions per minute of the shaft, and different requirements of the boat. All wheels are marked as to factory specifications. The shop follows these instructions. Blades torn off completely can be replaced, unless these have been "chewed off too close to the hub." Very often a broken wheel means the propeller shaft has also been damaged. The shop can straighten shafts up to 20 feet long and 2-lnch in diameter. "Shafts and propellers don't always come to grief on sandbars or by poor handling," said McElhoes. "I've straightened propellers and rudders which were damaged from hitting fish or turtles. "Most serious boaters carry a spare wheel. They can never tell when prop-trouble will develop." Heart of the correction procedure Is a surface table on which the pitch of the blade Is measured and scribed after preliminary straightening. Propane heat and hammering Is still used as the basic method for getting a blade into shape. The job is a mixture of blacksmithlng, machine work, buffing and grinding. The work Is heavy, tiring and dirty, but McElhoes admits there is some satisfaction In seeing the bright, finished product emerge from the battered, corroded objects that are brought In for repair. Inboard vessels usually have bronze wheels, but most outboards are of aluminum. Both require extra skills for welding or beating Into shape. It comes mainly with experience. Most of the shop's equipment has been built by the owners. After only eight months in business, the shop has found It necessary to order a heavy-duty welder. It Is also ordering equipment to make Its own castings. "The slack season between July and September Is now finished," said McElhoes. "We are now on the verge of more than seasonal business pickup. We are growing enough so that soon we shall need extra help." V;v- m .in.. .i STa mi i ' ,""tf'il i ..W - (- .1--. - k Sp: : - r . -mX. y J Si ail Photos by Put Gordon lows gauges and scribing tools to provide accurate marking to return the propeller to factory pitch PITCH MARKER - Clark McElhoes operates the sweep gauge to scribe propeller blades. The absolutely flat surface of the table al r Bustani's Becomes Brinkley's having its blades ground into the correct pitch, and the 82-inch wheel being reconditioned after a battering on a hidden log. THE BIG AND LITTLE Propeller repairman Clark McElhoes thinks big and thinks small. Two typical Jobs in his shop at same time are the 36-inch "big wheel" B Briefs usmess UL. i C li H i mmirir hi ij m-a a, Jk J m- Jm- ' k. i . iff. mmmJ LANTZ PERLMUTTER Jr., right, is managing and operating the store with his brother, William H. Brlnkley, left, and Mrs. Staley B. Brlnkley Jr. BRINKLEY'S NOW Bustani's Public Market in Palm Beach for 40 years, became Brinkley's Market Place Nov. 1. Retired food marketing executive Staley B. Brlnkley PALM BEACH - Edward L. Lantz Is now auditor of the First National Bank in Palm Beach, according to William K. deVeer, president. Lantz was formerly senior examiner of the First National City Bank of New York for 10 years; and resident auditor with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., New York, for seven years. He came to the First National from the Mercantile National Bank of Miami Beach where he served as auditor for the past five years. PORT SALERNO - Harry C. Douglas, formerly with So-lltron Devices Transistor Division in Riviera Beach, Is now sales manager for the company's Connector Division, General RF Fittings, located here, said William Kearns, executive vice president. Douglas' new responsibilities will Include coordination of all sales activities for the firm's line of coaxial connectors and microwave components. Douglas had been with Sill-conlx, Inc., as a district sales manager and In sales with Texas Instrument Co. A four-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he attended the University of Alabama. He lives with his wife and three children at 444 Prosperity Farms Road. Jay M. Perlmutter has become associated with the West Palm Beach office of Francis I. DuPont & Co., Investment firm, and as an account execu- gracious living ing food seller In the country and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Brlnkley was also executive vice president for Lowden Hills Farms, a division of the $40 million yearly Garden State Farms operation in Pennsylvania; was general manager and executive vice president of Lawson Milk Co., . division of Consolidated Foods in Chicago, 111., where he was in charge of a 6,000-employe, 800-store, $70 million volume. Now he will operate a small fleet of trucks, 25 employes, not gigantic but one of the largest Independently-owned supermarkets In the area. Not yet 50, Brlnkley came to Palm Beach to retire. He could not resist the temptation to become active again with the opportunity to purchase Bustani's. Brinkley's has the usual groceries and meats, but prides Itself on an extensive line of gourmet foods. It also reaches Into the prepared food business with take-out hot foods and lunches, delicatessen foods, fresh flowers and shipping of fancy fruit. Brlnkley has also served as president of the National Association of Retail Ice Cream Manufacturers, several community service projects, and served with the U.S. Navy In World War II. Associated with him in the new venture are his brother, William H. Brlnkley, as store manager; and his wife, who will serve as store receptionist. Victims Alone More than one-third of the children killed In home fires In the United States annually are alone In the house when the fire starts. All W 1 Bedroom lVi Baths from $16,000 2 Bedroom 2 Baths from $24,000 AppluncM By WfHtutfhouM FURNITURE REFINISHING & REPAIRING USED FURNITURE PALM BEACH - Bustani's Public Market, 354 S. County Road, a business landmark here for 40 years, Is getting a new name Brinkley's Market Place. Staley B. Brlnkley Jr., formerly a corporate officer with large food firms, purchased the firm from Joseph Bustanl. He operated the store on the quiet for the past year. On Nov. 1, the firm officially changed names. Brlnkley started his career with Colonial Food Stores, based In Georgia and Virginia, and became Its top man. It claims to be the seventh rank- Odd Cent Price Idea Is Illusion Does a 98 cent price tag sell more goods than one marked a dollar? A Florida Atlantic University marketing professor says it doesn't. David M. Georgoff, assistant professor In the College of Business and Public Administration, has attempted to answer the old question about the Impact of odd-even retail pricing. After studying the results of a leading south Florida department store group over a four-week period, Prof. Georgoff has concluded that the effect of any odd-even retail pricing Is weak. Furthermore, he says, a retailer would probably maximize profits In the short run by charging even prices. His findings are Included In a paper entitled "Price Illusion and the Effect of Odd-Even Retail Pricing," which he will present at a meeting of the Southern Marketing Association in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 7. Pressure Treated Southern pine provides nearly 85 per cent of the nation's pressure-treated wood poles utilized extensively for pole-frame farm buildings, beach homes and telephone jCommu-ntcatlons. This Is a preferred species where pressure treatment Is required because of the depth and uniformity of penetration with chemical preservatives which assure Immunity to Insect attack and the elements. Pep Up Design To pep up the design of a basic, horizontal board fence, stain posts darker than fence boards. . . R. H. BARTO CO. ATLAS AIR CONDITUNINO CORF. MM"" It. Witt hi IrkIi, Ri. Til.phon.: 113-1454 k by OLESEN BROS. I 6316 GEORGIA AVE., W.P.B. PH. 585-1928 Textural Fence A high courtyard wall that must be absolutely solid needs strong textural relief and shadow lines. A good pattern calls for alternating lx6-lnch cedar boards with 1x4s set edge-out. . J- five, Gordon D. Gaster, manager, has announced Perlmutter recently completed DuPont's six-month training course for account executives In New York. He has passed the qualifying examinations given by the New York Stock Exchange, National Association of Securities Dealers, and the Chicago Board of Trade. He has a bachelor's degree In finance and economics from the City College of New York. He served In the U.S. Air Force as a captain. Paul L. Dodds, 1850 Bay-thome Road, qualified to attend a 10-day workshop in October with fellow Insurance agents by selling over $700,000 worth of insurance during the year. He was one of 20 agents with John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. at the workshop In Boston, Mass. Dodds is with the Paul H. Kreuzer agency. LAKE PARK - Donald F. Powell, local certified public accountant, has been elected in Palm Beach SPACIOUS LOSSY SULR STORAGE AREAS PRIVATE RACES EOYER SlTtRANCES ' FlfCTMC roumuNi THOROUGH VENTILATION 1 EXHAUST PANS TUSS 5 REFRIGERATORS DISHWASHERS formica iack splashes , Absolutely So Ground Fetor Facility Least DOUGLAS to membership In the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, according to Francis J. McMahon, president of the local chapter. CHICAGO, 111. Charles Coates, A to Z Rental Center operator at 2916 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, will participate In the firm's fifth annual seminar and suppliers' exposition Nov. 4-7 at the Pick-Congress Hotel. Picard Chemical Co., 1670 S. Congress Ave., is now distrt-nutpor for M&T Chemicals, Inc., dispenser system for killing fungi, mildew and mold. The system uses a fog dispersal method to kill these bacteria in a 20-mlnute period. Shopgrown Timber "Shopgrown" timber Is fast outgrowing the shop. 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