The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 75
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 75

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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F4 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 5, 1968 f:V'giiiLUl-: IU1J - ''jjpjy (. Hospital Computer Use Shown PALM BEACH Computer Center, Inc., Royal Palm Way, Introduced a computer system specializing In hospital data processing at a seminar for area hospital personnel last week. The system could be made available to Florida users In November through Computer Center of Atlanta, Inc., said H. Jefferson Mills Jr., president of the Palm Beach firm. "Use of a computer system keeps hospital bookkeeping so up-to-date It Improves cash flow about 15 to 20 per cent," said L.H. Woodruff, president, Hospital Financial Management Association. "Computer use Improves receivables about 15 percent." Woodruff Is chairman of the Shares Computer Users of Arizona. He said the only way hospitals can continue in the, future and hold costs within reason Is to go on a shared basis with many things, including computers. Member hospitals throughout the southeast states could be linked Into a processing network to assist hospital administration. A new Honeywell third generation computer will be Installed In mid-November In CCA's Atlanta office. Connecting terminals via telephone lines will give direct access to member hospitals into the computer. Instructions fed into the terminal connection will result In Immediate feedback to necessary calculations and cause the terminal to print out reports, Invoices, checks or similar material. Richard Adams, medical services manager for Honeywell, explained the operation with slides. Live demonstrations were made with a terminal connected directly to the Minnesota Hospital Computer Sharing System. Actual reports were produced in Palm Beach by a computer 1,700 miles away. ACC Building To Stand Tall On Raised Grade with Extended Roftliine General Contractor Chapter Plans COMPUTERS DEMONSTRATED H. Jefferson Mills Jr., president, Computer Center, Inc., Palm Beach, left, demonstrated a shared computer system for hospitals to district hospital administrators last week. Floyd Kline, center, assistant administrator, Bethesda Memorial Hospital, and L. H. Woodruff, right, president, Hospital Financial Management Association, watch Mrs. G. David Murphy of Computer Center take reports from an actual operation 1,700 miles away. uarters On Australian Ave. Experiments May In Petrochemical Headqi First permanent home for the 19-year-old East Coast Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America will be located on Australian Avenue facing 25th Street. Completion is expected in February, according to Executive Manager Barkley S. Henderson. The AGC had an Impromptu competition among about 10 architects, seeking a design for the 1,600-square-foot building. Architects Schwab and Twitty of Palm Beach had their design selected. Although a small building, worthy maybe $55,000, the assignment' has status within the building industry. The AGC represents 31 of the larger general contractors in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. These do about 90 per cent of the heavy construction work, highway building and commercial buildings or larger homes, according to Henderson. The organization also has 70 associate members. The structure had to be designed as not only meeting and office quarters for the AGC," said Henderson. "We also wanted It to be a service facility for the entire Industry. For example, It could be used by architects for bid-openings when large numbers of contractors and sub-contractors cannot be accomnwdated In their own offices." The building will be located on a 100 by 180 foot lot with Lake Mangonia at its rear. The entire building will be elevated on a grading nearly three feet above the roadwav. Ing, such as air conditioning units, located on the roof. The plan provides an executive manager's office, private conference room and general meeting room in close relationship to the waiting area. General office space Is accessible from the back door, close to the 25-car parking lot, or the formal entrance. The walled-ln terrace adjoining the meeting rooms provides outdoor entertainment space. Folding doors can separate the meeting areas into two sections. Each has its own access to the terrace. A special room off the manager's office can be used as a conversation niche. This also has a small kitchen-bar facility. It has direct access to the larger conference room. Put Us Houses houses, both because of improved materials and because various plastic Items already used in homes, such as pipe, have proven workable. Another factor In favor of plastics Is that they can be bent or molded and twisted In ways that would be either quite difficult and costly or Impossible if wood or stone were used. Over 250 U.S. firms manufacture petrochemicals and about four of every 100 barr :'s of oil end up as petrochemicals. Some 30 per cent of all petrochemicals are plastics or plastlclzers. Construction already accounts for 25 per cent of the total plastic consumption In the United States and that figure Is rising. Spokesmen for the oil Industry estimate that by 1970 the nation will be using 10 billion pounds of plastic per year, which Is over twice as much as the current figure. A chemical firm built the styrofoam dome, but the University of Michigan has developed another method It feels will provide cheap but sturdy buildings. The process Involves winding a thread of fiberglass and polyester resin around a basic rectangular steel frame to form a building. The university has recommended the process to the government as an Inexpensive way of making buildings for ' Army camps. In another part of the country, an Indiana firm has plans for using plastic foam walls that are expected to have a higher tensile and compressive strength than concrete once they harden. And there Is an architect on the West Coast talking about apartment houses of prefabricated, lightweight plastic room units suspended from a central tower. The statistics are favorable for the development of plastic Littlefield Realtors At Del Heads ray office with J. Bailey Wolforth In 1964. The Incoming president also heads the Real Estate Listing Bureau, the Delray board's multiple listing operation. II IT) v i fl II ' I o (linn? ton)ii nEnmEp OUR 2 BEDROOM 2 BATHS COMPARE THIS . . TO ANY OTHER . . By BILL MULLINS United Press International The teen-agers of today probably will be able to choose between houses built of conventional materials and ones made of petrochemicals by the time they are able to buy homes. Experimental houses already are being built In many parts of the United States from such things as styro-foam, translucent plastic panels and fiberglass and polyester resin. The American Petroleum Institute has been watching some of these projects and many have proven successful. One Is a 27-foot dome In Midland, Mich., built several years ago as a home for a local architect. The structure was created out of styrofoam strips a special welding machine put together. Large arched openings were cut for doors and windows and the structure was sprayed with liquid cement. H is Bud Williamson, FP&L sales coordinator. The annual cooking school was held in six sessions and was co-sponsored by the power company, Publix Markets, area electric appliance dealers and The Palm Beach Post-Times. VISITS COOKING SCHOOL R.D. (Dick) Hill, left, Florida Power & Light Co. vice president, is pictured as he was introduced on stage at the 1968 Fall Festival of Foods All-Electric Cooking School held recently at the West Palm Beach Auditorium. Making the introduction AT ANY PRICE! I SCREENED TERRACE II A 640 square foot walled terrace adjoining its conference rooms will be available for future expansion. "The challenge was to make it appear larger," said Schwab. "We also decided for some formal note to dignify the AGC status." The designers gave it height by extending the exterior solid wall panels three feet above the roofline. Window and door openings are kept from floor to actual roof height. The extended panels support an overhanging cap to shade walls and openings. However, the open space between cap and window tops allows sky to show through. The cap and extended outside walls also make it possl-' ble to disguise and hide the mechanical needs of the build- When making contributions In cash or through payroll deductions, Research Center employes designate how they want their donations distributed among the participating agencies. More than 94 per cent of the plant's 4,700 employes responded to the plant-wide appeal called the "All-in-One Drive" and the average gift per contributor reached an all-time high of $17.30. The All-In-One Drive was directed by 12 Research Center employes, each representing one of the aerospace plant's major departments. Committee members were Stanley Adams, Edward Baldwin, Joe Barrow, Dewey Fleshman, Lee Green, Robert Harris, Guy Heath, Jerry Lewis, Harold McCammom, Harold Shelley, Warren Stark and Paul Weber. Since the All-In-One Drive was established In 1958, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft employes have contributed almost $750,-000 to local and national health and service organizations. Fire Safety Tip Store fuel and flammable liquids in galvanized metal containers with close-fitting lids. New Blondes Like the newness of honey-pale wood tones? Try them on walls, too. Western hemlock is a rich but subtle champagne tone, as warming and cheerful as summer sun. niiUMO) MJ 6x,S MASTER I f M BEDROOM , I LIVING ROOM I ill liMQ3 P&W Workers Contribute $77,400 To Service Agencies USEE mn.iifM.'.m?ircnni 2L Employes at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft's Florida Research and Development Center contributed more than $77,400 to 28 health and twice agencies during an annual fund-raising drive conducted recently at the Palm Beach County plant. DELRAY BEACH C. Goodrich Littlefield Jr. has been elected president of the Delray Beach Board of Realtors for 1969. He will be Installed at ceremonies In early December and will assume his new duties Jan. 1. Other officers to serve with Littlefield are John Banting, vice president; and Marie B. Hough, secretary-treasurer. Directors will be Albert B. Baner, William H. DaCamara, and Paul Spelcher. Littlefield heads the firm of Littlefield and Wolforth Inc. He came to Delray Beach from Lake Forest and Chicago, 111., In 1962. He opened the Two Shops Are Now Gold Medal Florists Nowlin Flower Shop, 457 Northwood Road, and Mark-ham Florist, 2703 Broadway, Riviera Beach, are now Gold Medal florists, according to the selection committee of the Gold Medal Community Florists of America. Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Nowlin have operated Nowlln's for 13 years; Alvln and Lillian Mark-ham have been florists in Riviera Beach for 14. Garden Hideaway Why not build a "vacation cabin" In your back yard? Just make a gazebo-like affair of Douglas fir posts and beams supporting a trellis-style roof, with a small deck of 2x4s for the floor. Add benches, surround It with thick, tall shrubs, and you'll have a real hideaway. oceanfront condominium apartment $19,300 t. $34,000 NOW HEARING C0MPUTI0N MAYAN TOWERS 125.0CIAN AVI. SINGH BUND PALM BEACH SHORES, HA. 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