The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 109
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 109

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Simday, Nov. 10, 1968 H7 - 1 Leave That Snow Behind, Our Weather Is Fine! ii YT'- i Thanksgiving, 1967. Boston, 45 with snow flurries; New York, 47 and snow; Cleveland, 45 and cloudy; Chicago, 37. West Palm Beach, 81 and sunny. How about that, you freezing northerners? Instead of enjoying a frostbitten turkey, why don't you Join us in Palm Beach County for a romp on sun-splashed beaches amid lazy palms whose fronds flicker in warm, gentle breezes? The Palm Beaches' equable climate results from the northerly flow of the Gulf Stream just three miles away, the closest approach It makes to the Florida coastline. Any flow of cold air is modified by the Gulf Stream's presence, as evidenced by the rarity here of freezing temperatures, which on the average appear about once every three years, according to the U. S. Weather Bureau at Palm Beach International Airport. According to records, the warmest winter was in 1948-49, closely followed by the balmy winter of 1965. However, the lowest temperature ever recorded In the Palm Beaches was bone-chilling 30 degrees in December, 1962. Clothing heavier than a light sweater is needed only during December, January and February, according to weather statistics. During these three months, the average low is about 58.7 degrees, compared with about 33.6 in cities such as Boston and Cleveland. Visitors and residents in the Palm Beaches bask in an average yearly temperature of 75.3, while the average yearly low temperature is a mild 67 degrees. Temperatures of 89 degrees or higher have occurred in all months, but the highest ever recorded was 101 in July, 1942, the weather bureau reported. August is the warmest month, with an average daily maximum temperature of 91. Occurrence of 90-degree temperatures In August is so common that such highs can be expected on more than two-thirds of Its days. However, the mercury rarely climbs above the 96 degree mark. The warm, sunny atmosphere of the Palm Beaches provides a haven for haters of the common cold and the winter doldrums. According to local doctors, the absence of air polluted with Industrial fumes provides a healthful climate for persons suffering with respiratory ailments. Warm, even temperatures reduce the frequency of colds. The relaxed living tempo is more conducive to rest than a brisk, hurried northern climate, doctors say. The average persons's blood pressure Is lower In the Palm Beaches' moderate climate than In a colder one. The abundant sunshine here benefits the whole body, stimulating blood and glands and sending vacationers home with that golden glow of good health. The clean air In the county also results in the almost complete absence of fog. Heavy fog, according to the weather bureau, occurs on the average only one morning a month during winter and spring and almost never in the summer and fall. Average monthly temperatures are: January, 66.9; February, 67.6; March, 69.9; April, 73.9; May, 77.6; June, 81; July, 82.6; August, 83; September, 82.1; October, 78.2; November, 72.5; December, 68.2. September Is usually the rainiest month, sporting an average dousing of 9.66 Inches. The hurricane season, lasting from June to November, frequently brings additional rain, but the frequency of hurricanes In the Palm Beach County area Is only about once every 12 years. V 11 ii ;:, (SUIT rtotM by Unala Srfmn j BABY AND BEAST Above, Carlos Curada-Gloria, chief game warden and professional game hunter for Lion Country Safari, tosses a hunk of raw meat to a hungry lion. To the two tykes visiting the pets corner, left, happiness is a baby llama. Now A Safari For Big Game Watchers y , , ' -. vj,, . . ' y serve keep all windows rolled up. According to MacMahon there has been no trouble with the animals, "It's just the people." Lion Country has added several new attractions In its first year. There Is a new restaurant and a curio shop featuring Imports from Africa. An alligator pond has been built and an African snake exhibit has been set up. There is a pet's corner, with baby Hons, llama, an elephant, ocelot and assorted birds. A new feature Is a petting area. There are domesticated animals for visitors to pet and feed goats, lambs, ducks and other birds and a large large tortoise. Lion Country is patterned after a game preserve In England, the Lions of Longleath. The venture has proved so successful that similar preserves are being opened In California, Holland and Australia. Lion Country Is 640 acres in size with 435 acres fenced and having animals running loose. The lions are organized in prides, or families of about ten animals. They are allowed to run free and act as they would In their native habitat. As a matter of fact, the Royal Palm location was chosen because of its similarity to the African veldt. According to Dan Brennan, zoological manager, the area is "just like the veldt. I just got back from Africa (in July) and I can assure you, It's just like what I saw in Kenya." Lions are not the. only animals allowed to run free In Lion Country. There are elephants, zebra, chimpanzees, several species of African antelope, birds, giraffes and a three and one half ton white- mouthed rhinoceros named Gus. The Hons are separated from the other animals by canals and fences. The animals are fed at various times during the day. Each Hon receives 15 pounds of meat a day, totalling about 6 tons a week for all the Hons. Visitors driving through the preserve get the chance to see the lions and other animals up close. Lions have been known to block traffic along the jungle trail. There are eight miles of paved trail for visitors to drive on. Entrance to the game compound is through a system of locks which Insure that the animals won't get out. The preserve is surrounded by a 14-foot wire fence topped by five strands of barbed wire. There are 20 game wardens patrolling the preserve In zebra-striped jeeps. They are under the supervision of Tex Case, chief game warden, and have charge of caring for the animals. There is only one regulation for driving through the pre By TERRY GINGRAS What would you do If a full-grown, 500-pound lion walked up to your car and stuck his nose against the window? The solution was easy for one middle-aged woman. "She dove for the floorboard," said John MacMahon, field representative for Lion Country Safari, scene of the Incident. "Apparently the Hon was yawning." Lion Country Safari Is the scene for many exciting events. It Is a unique game preserve In Royal Palm Beach where more than 110 lions roam free and visitors are allowed to drive their cars in amongst them, Lion Country has the largest private collection of lions In the world, according to Jerry Kobrin of Hank Meyer & Associates, public relations firm for the preserve. Since Its opening on August 29, 1967, the preserve has had more than 700,000 visitors, four times the number projected, according to Kobrin. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS BOCA PALMS APARTMENTS IN BOCA RATON, FLA. OFFERS ITS MEMBERS . . . "A COUNTRY CLUB IN RETIREMENT" THESE MODERN 3 ROOM APARTMENTS OFFER IDEAL LIVING IN THE SOUTH. MODERATELY PRICED $120.00 PER MONTH (YEARLY BASIS) AFT BOCA PALMS APARTMENTS 167S NORTHWEST 4th. AVE. BOCA RATON, FLA. For Information Call 399-7576 Model Apartment BARRY KEIT, Manager Open Daily 8:30 to 5:30 I NOW WAIT A MINUTE Tina whether she was coming or going at ' Jones, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. this point of her seaside sojourn at Jack Jones, Boston, wasn't sure Lake Worth Beach. . v. "nrn taddft Mobile Home Living Sets A Casual Pace SERVICE ON LONG TERM RENTALS FOR THE SEASON. FREE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY ALSO.... A VISIT ANY W ONE OF OUR AND DOUBLE THREE LOCATIONS Mobile home living in the Palm Beaches is like any other kind of living it covers a wide range of possibilities. There are parks in which big luxurious mobile homes are arranged along curved roads and well-manicured lawns, and there are parks for smaller economy versions known as "trailers." Some are located on or near the waterfront, where palms and blue water set the scene. Others are further west, in unincorporated areas of the county, where small pine trees also begin to make their appearance. Because there are a large number of retired persons in this area, some trailer or mobile home parks consist almost exclusively of retirees, where organized barbecues and shuffleboard contests are part of the regular activities among the residents. Others are "working people" parks, some of which allow children and pets, others which do not. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Brown reside In Paradise Park, west of West Palm Beach, a mobile home park which Includes both working persons and retirees. The Browns are not retired. They came here from St. Louis, Mo., and he is in the concrete and masonry construction business. She works In the drapery department of a large West Palm Beach department store. Their children are grown, and, as Mrs. Brown explains, "We just got tired of the hustle and bustle and rat race and, the cold weather. "We just wanted our working years to be a little more comfortable." Seated on her patio, with red hibiscus blooming near her chair, Mrs. Brown talked about living in a mobile home and about life in Florida. "I have made so many friends here," she said. "People here are from all over the world. To me, Florida has really been exciting." CHECK COLONIAL LEASES FOR THE BEST PRICES IN THE PALM BEACHES! FULL MAINTENANCE AND INSURANCE AVAILABLE FOR THE FINEST itTI vt COLONIAL LEASING, INC. rV 257 SUNRISE AVE. PHONE 833-0886 PALM BEACH if CORN FED way cnn UiOiUiHi We M mmp BEEP Welcome You to I WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE US YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL YOUR MEATS "YOU CAN PAY MORE...BUT YOU CAN'T BUY BETTER" m LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA ii r u$d UJSDrO pKEn lT Where FUN in the SUN is KING On mobile home living, she commented, "It's the best temporary way lo live. If you're undecided or unsure, then there's nothing to sell it you decide to leave. You don't have to move off and leave things. "Economically, you can't beat it. However, I wouldn't advise anybody to jump Into it, without really giving it some good serious thought." According to Mrs. Brown, the biggest adjustment she found necessary for her Initial move from a seven-room house Into a mobile home was "deciding what I wanted to bring and what I wanted to dispose of. "We had a lot of 'things' In a seven-room house," she smiled. "In a mobile home, you can't have a surplus of anything It's Just excess baggage." The mobile home in which the Browns live has two bedrooms and two baths. Like many, it has a patio and Is blocked In around the bottom with decorative concrete blocks. The home, which is 57 feet long and 12 feet wide, is too large for towing by automobile, but it can be transported on the highway by a mobile home towing service, the Browns explained. and Where "PEOPLE COME FIRST" at PEOPLES FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION 1315 NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY P.O. Box 1320, Lake Worth, Fla. m& Kr-r-resw t, . . vfjt vjrzrzz- is r? son ii i:n e 2S47 Forest Hid Blvd. e 717 North Lake Blvd. (North Palm Beach) e 8 27 Southern Blvd. yA MONDAY THRU SAT. I A.M. TIL 6:30 P J. FRIDAY NITES TIL 9 Growing With Palm Beach County Jpz HOME FREEZER SPECIALS r TO ORDER . NO MONEY DOWN UHfiW Mil, I IIMil II 1 1 II III.IIIliiHUIIIIJJll!

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