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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 10

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Saturday, November 9, 1968
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PROMINENT (Vde signer Vrattern yogrw-kly HIGH-STYLE COATDRESS LOOK CURVES CLOSER i u , 0:1 H2 if ' K S! m:Mj r" ni (left), Janet Merkel, Sally Van Vleet, Maureen Foley, Patty Donovan and Ann Pickhardt. MARINER SCOUTS - The scouts of Senior Ship No. 1, Lake Worth.are shown learning some of the basic rudiments of sailing. Kathy Agneli- Senior Ship Sails Set For Scouting, Service PRIMED PATTERN .4926 SIZLS 11-16 10 Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, Nov. 9. 1968 : : View From The Kitchen : : By SHEILA TRYK S" Z SloH Writer If is right and fitting that a wife should encourage her husband when he wants to undertake some awesome, adventurous task. With luck, all he'll want to do is teach himself ancient Swahili, swim across Hudson Bay under the ice, or open a sandal shop in Anchorage. It's not even so bad, I guess, if he decides to study for an advanced degree in his spare time provided he doesn't know his wife can type a thesis. But heaven help the wife whose husband ', decides to build a boat in the garage. ; Let's see. I think it was around Labor Day my husband decided he'd build a boat. Just a little 14-foot, "52 hours of work for one man" kind of sailboat. That was Labor Day, 1967. I encouraged him, naturally, with glad cries of "Remember what happened with the toy box and the rungs for the dining room chairs! Remember the budget! Remember the neighbors! Remember your children! " All right, so I'm a killjoy. But wives have a sense about these things, and they KNOW what's ', going to happen. ; ' We Cassandras are a sorry lot. I was voted ;down. After all, there's all that WATER out there, waiting to be sailed on. This was going to -be one of those comradely father-son deals that would SAVE money. Many hands make light work, I was reminded. For a few dollars and a few hours work, we too were going to be boat owners, just like the folks who don't have to worry about paying two universities and a mortgage company. The project got off to an inauspicious start at the friendly local lumberyard. (Forget about ; gold mines and oil wells, folks. Invest your mon-' ey in pine and fir! ) - It seemed that the original estimate in the plans was from 1923, and lumber prices and measurements had undergone some changes since then. While the intrepid boat builders studied charts, read books, and took a Coast Guard course, the lumber was stacked neatly in the garage, where it happly went to work warping. The yachting caps, cushions, and paddles I bought for Christmas presents looked kind of silly stacked beside the sawhorses in the garage, ; but it wasn't MY fault the keel board had to be straightened before construction could proceed. ;( Frankly, I think an S-shaped hull might have been rather interesting. ) By Easter, the ribs were attached, and the "boat" began to look like something a mack- erel skeleton. The builders were elated at their ' progress. And they'd only worked on it 147 hours! Imagine that! I have seen very little of my husband this year. He has disappeared nightly and weekendly into the garage, and all I'd hear from him was the buzz buzz whirr whirr of hand tools. Except when the tools broke down. Or when he was out ; buying new parts, more materials, or extra tools. But that happened only once or twice a week. Occasionally I'd hear someone moan, or 'gasp "Oops!" and if I went into the garage, I'd I find pieces of wood being clamped and glued tback together. And blank, innocent faces that '. would say "Mistakes? What mistakes? There were a lot of "oopses" during the year. Many hands make extra work. . MY records indicate that we've used up three full quarts of plastic wood, too, but the boat builders won't admit anything. I just wish I'd invested in stick-um stock last year. At the moment, the boat is something like half done. At least, there is a recognizable hull. I suspect that if I could find all the hidden records and sales receipts, I'd also find we've spent more I' than the cost of a new boat. I mean, if you think 7 lumber is expensive, dig that plastic paint! (For ; some unfathomable reason, it gets painted on, then sanded off, then painted on, then sanded off, Jimc after time, until the builders get tired of the game, and leave one coat on. ) ; Meanwhile, the once-shiny red car sits in the driveway, oxidizing into dull pink, while The ; Boat is ministered unto in the garage. But I guess I've got used to the idea. Why just the other day, my husband wheezed in the " door, his eyes reddened with smoke. 1 . "Epoxy fumes?" I asked sympathetically, t about to dial for the Inter City Ambulance. - "No the usual smokers on the jet plane! " he managed to gasp. "I've been away all week. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle." Goof grief! I thought he'd been in the garage all along! Adult Classes On Tap By BETTY LINN Staff Writer RIG THAT BOAT! MEND THAT SAIL! . . . MOORING . . . DOCKING . . . TACKING . . . JIBBING! These are just a few of the new words added to the vocabularies of the 18 girls in Senior Ship No. 1, a Mariner Girl Scout Troop sponsored by the Lantana Boatyard and skippered by Mr. and Mrs. David Van Vleet of Lake Worth. They are starting on their third year of scouting. Formed last summer, the Kirls, all 10th 11th and 12th graders have already taken junior and senior lifesaving courses. Also, they have been sailing on the intracoastal In the Van Vleet's hoat and one furnished by Boh Bankert of the Lantana Boatyard. Boh has been training the girls in the art of sailing. The girls have designed and made special uniforms navy blue shorts, white double breasted jackets trimmed in blue with white knee socks and navy blue sneakers. The mariner scouts have recently completed a six week course in Scuba diving, taught and program aide to name only a few. This nut only gives the girls a chance to explore various careers for their futures, but 50 hours of volunteer work helps the community. The ship is planning to assist junior and cadette troops at Mary Prince Camp in boating and canoeing; the Girl Scout Council is planning a boat-house and about ten boats for the camp. In a joint effort with other troops the girls helped to plant 100 trees in the camp. Another venture with other senior scout troops and Explorer Boy Scouts is a Christmas Chorus for December. The Ship meets in a quonset hut in Mary Prince Girl Scout Camp from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. The officers are: commodore, Nancy Mo-nahon, yeoman, (scribe) Kathy Angelini, purser, (treasurer) Joan English. The three watches (patrols) are led by Boatswain Janet Merkel, Crow's Nest; Boatswain, Karen Rasmussen, Port Watch; Boatswain Sally Van Vleet, Starboard Watch. Members of the council-wide senior planning board, which covers five counties are Patti Donovan and Peggy Jurney. by Chuck Singer. They will soon have instruction in basic nautical skills, by C. VV. Wahl, instructor for a local Power Squadron. Another skill they're all learning is water skiing, whenever they can get together with their skippers on Lake Osborne. Last weekend was spent at Camp Weluka, near Jupiter, boating and canoeing tomorrow they're planning a breakfast on the beach. On November 30th, Paul Eykel of North Palm Beach will take the girls on a days cruise in the ocean on his 65-foot sailboat with diesel engine. During Spring vacation a trip to the Bahamas is planned. Since his boat won't hold everyone comfortably, it has been arranged to take half the girls by boat, while the others fly over to the islands. They will change places on the return trip. One of the most important aspects of scouting is its Service Aide Program, according to the Van Vleets. The girls take training in a field of their choice, such as aquatic safety aide, hospital aide, office aide, Cut close, side-buttoned, climaxed by a curved band Printed Pattern A926 is everything a new, 1969 dress should be. It has a dashing coatdress look which is a beautiful illusion because it's seamed below the last button. Its shape is princess which is just about the most flattering a girl can be seen in. Best of all, it's equally adaptable to day or evening fabrics. T;ie Charles Cooper Original is in silk and worsted, but we can see it also in wool jersey, flannel or any firm bodied fabric. Printed Pattern A926 is available in new Misses' Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, Size 12 (bust 34) requires 2 2 yards 54-inch fabric. Send one dollar for Printed Pattern A926 to (The Palm Beach Post-Times), Pattern Department, P.O. Box 59, Old Chelsea Station, New York, N.Y. 10011. (Add 15 cents for each pattern for first class mailing and special handling.) Please print plainly your name, address with zip, style number and size. See the new details, drama, shapes of fashion in our new 1969 couture pattern book! To-designer dresses, costumes, sports clothes create a wardrobe everyone will admire. Plus 50 cents Free Coupon apply to any $1 pattern in Book. Send 50 cents. New instant sewing book helps you to wear tomorrow what you start sewing today. 500 illustrations. Only $1.00. Next Week Watch for a Prominent Designer Pattern by Harmay. Something To Do On The Glamour Scene It's Magnet To Art Collectors Mr. Duncan, who Is head of the department of communications at Palm Beach Junior College, will review the book "Pontius Pilate" by Paul L. Maier in this first of a series of four reviews for the benefit of the Day Care Center. Located at Lakeside Methodist Church here, the Center Is a non-profit organization to provide care for the children of working mothers. Tickets may be purchased for the single review or, at a reduced rate, for the series. They may be obtained at the door or by calling the Lake Osborne Day Care Center. Today the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum membership Is invited to attend a preview reception marking the opening of a room on the second floor of the mansion. Mrs. Flagler Matthews, founder of the museum which once served as the Palm Beach home of Henry M. Flagler will preside at the reception set for 3 p.m. The room to be newly opened is situated in the area of commodious sleeping accommodations for the Flagler family and once served as one of several elaborately furnished guest rooms. Decor and furnishings are patterned after styles suitable for English By ELEANOR LAMBERT To most people, the current mystique of Portugal is tied up with parties, under names like Palino, Schlumberger and Es-toril. To the innermost circle of the rich, however, Portugal stands for art treasures, with the password EspiritoSanto. The great pink palace In old Lisbon which houses the Fun-dacao Espirito Santo Silva is the gravitating point for Rothschilds, Wrightsmans, liuc-cleuchs, and, in (act, every art collector of international standing, In the huge rooms where young boys and old men work with exquisite care engraving, polishing and gilding bronze candlesticks bend tenderly over intricate inlays of wood or patiently press gold leaf into a minute design tooled in leather, you may run into Gerald van der Kemp, curator of the Palace of Versailles, or Jackie Kennedy Onassis, a longtime Espirito Santo client. You are likely to pore over Josefina Garcia's album of hi-stroic bookbinding designs shoulder to shoulder with a Vatican representative, there to decide on the cover for a Papal scroll. The Vatican chose a Napoleonic design. My message pads, tooled personally by the foundation's Josefina Alonso Garcia, bear the shell-and-arrow border which originally decorated the books in Mme. du Barry's library at Versailles. The foundation spreads dustily through all the rooms and paved courtyard of a 15th century mansion belonging to the Espirito Santo banking family which established it in 1933. The adjoining palace is a museum, preserving the marvelous Portugese furniture, China Trade porcelain and rugs of a rich family of the 15th to 18th century. The workrooms, where hundreds of talented youngsters and skilled older craftsmen are employed as cabinet makers, bronze workers and tapestry weavers, represent the only place in the world today where great collectors can have their priceless antique furniture, tapestries, rugs and bibelots restored. Through the years, they have developed the techniques WIN 139.88 Konmorc IXIXTKIG DKVIK - "More fun for adults" may te had by joining three now t'lasses offered through the West Palm Beach Recreation Department. The first ( lass, group guitar lesspns, will begin Monday, Nov. IK, at II) a.m., and at night on Tuesday, at 7:30, in the llow.v1 Park Arts & of making perfect copies. And I can tell you it is the most fascinating place to spend a day. I've done it twice and I can't wait to go back. I met Senorita Garcia, the world's most celebrated artist in tooled leather. She is a slender but sturdy woman who came to the Foundation as a very young girl from a remote village to learn "to make something beautiful with my hands." She was put into the bookbinding room on the first day. At the end of seven hours, she was entrusted with making a book cover for a very exacting client. Now, as head of the department, she directs the binding of entire rare libraries, and for designing the elaborate tooled covers for state documents and presentation scrolls for a number of governments. She is not married ("Too dedicated to my work") and her recreation consists of adding to her well known collection of early Portugese provincial furniture and going on religious pilgrimages. When I was In Lisbon in September, she was in Lourdes. "She is unique, and becoming a world celebrity," smiled Count Moser. "I don't want to make things badly," shrugged Josefina Garcia. There you have; the spirit of Espirito Santo. (rafts tenter, Lake Avenue and Okeechobee Koad. A class In creative ceramics will begin Tuesday, at 9 a.m., and on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:.'i0 p.m., in the Howard Park Center. Artificial flowers brighten up any home. To make your own join the Monday, Nov. 18, class in artificial flower making at Howard Park. To register for any of these (lasses call 833-6633, ext. 278. manor houses of the nineteenth century. Painted panels of graceful figures relieve the severity of furniture of silver maple. Walls are covered In striped material alternating rose satin and ruby red velour. The room conforms in every detail with the original decor. Above the mantel of a fireplace a painted panel of courtly figures was part of the original decorative scheme and covering the floor is an antique velvet rug with wine-red center surrounded by a border in delicate flower motif. Preview Rook Review LAKE WORTH - A book review by Watson B. Duncan will be sponsored by the Women's Division of the Osborne Day Care Center, Inc., on Monday at 8 p.m. in Pritchard Chapel", Calvary United Methodist Church on South 1st Street in Lake Worth. is Ji; Fifty Years Of Marriage Celebrated Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hod-gin will celebrate their Golden Anniversary today. They were married in 1918 In Washington, U.C., and have lived in northern Palm Beach County since .m. They will hold open house in their home, 412 Cypress Drive, Lake Park, on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. for their friends. GET i js ' -. 0' j SMART ... i & :" .WIG BOUTIQUE LIMITED : TIME ONLY FALLS-WIGLETS-WIGS NOW AT PRE SEASON PRICES. AND . . . LET US RECONDITION ; THOSE TIRED ONES! :-; 832-7579 T 1 37 BRADIEV PI. .Nothing to buy, you do not Ijave to be present to win. A drawing held on Saturday .Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. Act now. Register At SearMown WINN DIXIE AND SEA KS JjETY0UJs 1x1 Sound lili arithmetic to you? It's l"a 'w"T j F i X 7 Sz :00 PM f not! This it nwtpopr talk (or a 1 column by 1 inch ad. Think ill too tmall to bt no-ticod? You r reading it . . . . . aron't you? Pott-Timot Ad-vortitincj pays! ARTIST AT WORK Josefina Alonso-Garcla, noted expert In bookbinding and leather tooling, works on an Espirito Santo desk pad edged with the decorative border Louis XVI chose for his books in the 18th century. TONIGHT

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