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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 55

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, November 8, 1968
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THE PALM BEACH POST TIMES Riviera Beach Lake Park Hobe Sound Palm Beach Shores Jensen Beach North Palm Beach Jupiter-Tequesta Palm Beach Gardens Stuart o Fort Pierce . " o Juno Beach . o Vejo Beach Gifford o Salerno COMPLETE AREA COVERAGE FRI.NOV.8, 1968 TKURS. NOV. 7. 1968 Candidates File Early For Two Stuart Seats Nov. 26 Primary Nears Survey: I 'Children I Hungry' GROWTH MEANS SAVINGS Town Manager James Griesemer stands beside the Lake Park Public Works Department's new 8-stall ga rage, currently under construction. It will provide storage space for town equipment the next seven to ten years. Lake Park Alters Public Works Unit James Griesemer said reccnt-lv. "Because of the services it provides, we cannot afford to let it lag behind the growth of Lake Park." About a year ago, Griese-. mer said, an impasse was reached where it became imperative that the supervisory and administrative capacities of the Public Works Department be reviewed. Griesemer pointed to the variety of projects lhat must be supervised constantly In Lake Park. They include 2.r0,000 garbage pickups a year, the handling of 41,000 cubic yards of trash each year, maintenance of 35 miles of streets and 1,000 street signs, maintenance of 14 public buildings, maintenance of 35 town vehicles and other town equipment, LAKE PARK Growing puins of the north county area are evident in every city, town and village, and the influx of new residents demands better services and modern improvements in the day-to-day lives of these thriving communities. A prime example of the efforts of municipal officials to keep pace with these demands is offered by the Lake I'urk Public Works Department, a coordinated unit which must not only provide the services needed today, but help the town commission plan the services that will be needed ten years hence. "The Public Works Department is the largest unit we have in town, any way you measure it," Town Manager theme was "Our American Heritage." Pictured, left to right, are Mrs. Vemon Rhinesniith, Mrs. Robert Rivers, and Mrs. Fon Childers. Mrs. John King is standing in the rear. BIG 'LITTLE' SHOW - The Little Fiowers Show, an annual event for Fort Pierce's Hibiscus Garden Circle was held Sunday. It was a mini-preview of the Spring Garden Show, held by all the federated garden clubs. This year's flower show FORT PIERCE - Eighteen per cent of St. Lucie County's 10,265 school children arrived at school one day this month without having had breakfast. Another 451 said they had gone to bed the night before with out any supper. These facts were revealed after a one-day survey was conducted last Oct. 15 in the county's 13 elementary and secondary schools for the State Department of Education. Of the 1,941 youngsters who came to school hungry, 274 said they had not eaten because there was nothing in their homes to eat; another 177 children said there was no one at home to prepare their breakfast and another 282 cited "other family reasons," including parental indifference. Over 600 boys and girls said they had not eaten because they didn't want to or they didn't have time. There were 220 students who said they left home on early busses but did not arrive at school in time to avail themselves of breakfast at one of the nine schools which offer a breakfast program. Korty students said they were "dieting" and another six said they didn't eat because the ride on the school bus would make them sick. The other 292 students cited a variety of other reasons for starting the day on an empty stomach. But for the 1,941 students who came to school hungry, there were another 1,149 who arrived hungry but who were fed breakfast at school through the federally financed breakfast program conducted at four secondary and five elementary schools. The price Is ten cents a breakfast and the favorite morning meal according to Jane (.'heaves, school lunch supervisor, ground beef and gravy over grits and fish squares and grits. Factor For Plant park maintenance and the constant supervision of the traffic light installations at the far end of Park Avenue. "Our interim solution to the problem a year ago," Griesemer noted, "was to separate the parks maintenance duties from the public works dfpart-ment. We established a position of parks superintendent and thus took some of the load off Capparelli." He was quick to add, however, that this was at best a stopgap solution. "After a great deal of study, wp recently decided to revamp the management side of the public works department altogether," he said. As a result, the P.W.D. will soon have a director, whose main responsibility will lie in administration and planning. Capparelli, an expert in the day-to-day supervision and practical aspects of public works projects, will serve as P.W.I), superintendent. "in addition to this," Griesemer said, referring to the si ream lined management, "we have underway or have already completed several projects to increase the physical capacity of the public works department." These include the current construction of an eight-stall garage on the P.W.D. grounds at the corner of Old Dixie and Park Avenue, Griesemer said. "With the current rehabilitation of Old Dixie," h e noted, "we are planning to completely beautify our public works grounds and buildings." FP&L Officials Viewed Expansion Of St. Lucie STUAKT With the general election now history, Stuart voters can tum their attention to the Nov. 26 primary to select candidates for two City Commission seats. A City Hall spokesman reminded voters that they must register to be eligible to vote In the primary and Dec. 10 election. Early filings for Group 1 and Group 2 indicate the following lineup: Group 1 Incumbent Dan McClure, Walter Robinson, Kenneth Stimmell, Charles Foster and George Huss. Group 2 Incumbent Ray Cooke and John N. Mann. Both McClure and Cooke are seeking their fourth terms on the commission. In 1966, Cooke defeated Stimmell, a former city Commissioner, and McClure was unopposed for re-election that year. Mann, owner and operator of The Outlet Store In downtown Stuart, was a city commissioner in 1957-58. Foster Is also a former city commissioner, but in another town and state. A vice president of Pelican Landscaping Nursery, Foster served two terms on the Wa-tervlllc, Ohio, commission before coming toStuart. Huss and Robinson filed papers for the race shortly after qualifying opened at City Hall. Huss, an unsuccessful candidate In the race last year against Commissioner William Toot, Is a member of the Stuart Volunteer Fire Department. Huss' race In 1967 was his first political venture. Robinson Is an employe of Pratt & Whitney and has lived in Stuart since 1957. The other three commissioners, Mayor Jack M. Hartman, Arthur Sims, and Todt, won two-year terms In last year's election. Klection Coverage BELGRADE (AIM Communist Yugoslavia's television presented a 40 minute program Tuesday night backgrounding the U.S. presidential election with film shot by a Yugoslav TV team that spent several days touring with the candidates. Crowds gathered long before returns were available at the U.S. Information Agency where an electronic tally was set up to announce results starting after midnight. 5 p.m. Monday to 4 p.m. over 16,000, and 21,000 Is predicted by 1975. Retail sales, now at $96 million annually, are expected to reach $1 16 million by 1975. Auto tourists, estimated at 50,000 In 1960, are anticipated to be 70,001) by 1970 and 100,000 by 1975. Hill said construction on the Fort Pierce plant will begin in late 1969 or early 1970. He said his company has purchased about 1,125 acres In the Ilig Mud Creek area on South Hutchinson Island. He said only about .'!0 or 40 acres will actually be used for the plant. The rest will be maintained in its natural state. The oceanlront will be used for a public park. Asked about the comment that "we hope it will be a nuclear plant,". Hill said there is always a chance for a slip and that the actual permit for the plant has not yet been issued. The tax structure will be improved because of the FP&L investment. Recreation will be Improved. Hill said the FP&J,, in deciding to erect its second nuclear power plant here, took into consideration the "outstanding demand for service from the utility, the increase in population, tourists and more industry." Florida Power and Light Co. is spending $1X1 million this year in improvements, Hill said. This is about $50 million more than last year. Hill said a survey by First Research of Miami produced a number of facts about the county including; St. Lucie County's population in 1950 was 20,000. Now it is estimated at $52,000 and the population is expected to reach 65,000 by 1970. Home ownership has increased from less than 6,000 tu Suburban Bureaus j Palm Beach Post-Times Lake Park, 840 Park Avenue 844-9707 : Stuart, 727 Colorado Avenue 287-2574 : Vero Beach, 2005, 10th Avenue 562-4650 j Fort Pierce, 1102 South 4th Street 401-2050 ! LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY Stuart Club News Auxiliary Plans) j Fashion Show j By EMILY LECHER STUART The Martin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its fund-raising event of the season on Nov. 14 at the St. Lucie Country Club Convention Hall with a luncheon and fashion show. Tickets are $4.50 and must be purchased in advance. Refreshment hour begins at 11:45 a.m., and luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. Mrs. Ira Henderson is chairman of the project. Reservations may be made and tickets obtained from Mrs. Emery Oliver or Mrs. Kenneth Outwater. Nov. 12 is deadline for making reservations. Open House Planned Parker Elementary School PTA will hold open house Nov. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. in observance of National Education Week. The PTA also announced winners in its Halloween carnival: Prettiest: Kerry Kelly and Angie Merritt; Most Unusual: Drew Hudson, Robbie Hurley, Anita Overton, Susan Robbins and Steven Ord-way; Scariest: Leslie Trowbridge, Pricilla Estes and Candy Wright; Funniest: Ann Lynn Randolph and Richie Griffin. Best team were Dana Hudson and Cynthia Robbins and Danny and David Schad. Elks Plan Party The Anna Miller Circle of Stuart-Jensen Elks Lodge (BPOE 1870) will have a luncheon-card party the first Thursday of every month, beginning Nov. 7. Volunteers to help with these luncheons would be appreciated. The Elks Lodge will hold its monthly birthday party for members with November birthdays on Saturday, Nov. 9. All Elks and their guests are invited to attend. Mrs. Ileitz Honored Ten officers and members of the Royal Palm Rebekahs recently attended a smorgasbord dinner and meeting in Okeechobee in honor of Mrs. Loren Heitz, president of the Rebekah Assembly in Florida. Mrs. Heltz was presented with a wall plaque and an entertaining skit was performed in her honor by the Okeechobee lodge. Dr. Parker To Speak Dr. Julian D. Parker will be guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Florida Nurses' Association, District 42, to be held Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. In the Conference room of Martin Memorial Hospital. His subject will be the early days of Martin County. All registered nurses in the area are Invited to attend. NOVEMBER EXHIBITION NATIONALLY KNOWN ARTISTS FORT PIERCE The economy and growth of St. Lucie County was a big factor in Florida Power and Light Co's decision to build a nuclear power plant here, according to FP&L vice president, Richard D. Hill of West Palm Beach. Hill, addressing the Fort Pierce Kiwanis Club, said the development would mean a lo! to Fort Pierce because: The type of personnel used to run the plant will be above-average pcrsons-mostly engineers. Mrs. Sloan Appointed To Council FORT PIERCE The appointment of Mrs. Jeanne Sloan to Governor Kirk's Council on Mental Health was announced this week. She is one of 11 people named to the council whose purpose is to advise and consult with the Division of Mental Health in carrying out a program of training and research in mental Illness. Mrs. Sloan has been active in mental health work since moving to Fort Pierce from Pennsylvania several years ago. She is a graduate nurse with a master degree in psychiatric nursing and is one of those responsible for the preliminary planning and inclusion of a School of Nursing at Indian River Junior College. Mrs. Sloan, who was named for a four-year term, is a director at large and a regional vice president of the Mental Health Association of Florida. She was prominent among those spearheading the drive, three years ago, for a four-county Comprehensive Mental Health Center. These efforts, which were originally hampered by a myriad of legal and financial technicalities, are now on the way to becoming a reality with the recent announcement that land for the center had been donated by the Board of Directors of the Fort Pierce Memorial Hospital. Both in patient and out-patient facilities will be located Just north and west of the hospital on land behind Baird Funeral Home. Mrs. Sloan also serves as a director for the St. Lucie County Mental Health Assn. and for the Indian River Mental Health Clinic. i':rl ; j u - j :j o$ - I, f xy : r Mignon Atchison Anna Snyder S. Grodensky Ronnie Bogaev Charles Hagen Helen Bull oganjsj Eileen Vaughan Simon DeKarsakoss J. A. Mourfield Virginia Elliott Ray White Genio Rickerson John George Harold Barkos Jane Peterson Charles Gruppe Emma Brooks Elizabeth Norfhcutt Mary Jordon (sjag Robef,s Kipp Soldwedel Henry LaCagnina Frederick Tellonder TELEPHONE 746-3101 Gallery hours: Sunday 2 to through Saturday 10 D BATTER IP Mrs. Leonard Taylor, president of the Women's Auxiliary of the Lake Park Youth Athletic Club, presented an automatic batting-practice machine to the club Saturday night (or use by Little League teams. Accepting the gift are Jack Guthrie, left, incoming Youth Athletic Club president, and John Viani, current president. GALLERY SQUARE, TEQUESTA DR., JUPITER P Immediately West of Tequesta Town Hall

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