The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 111
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 111

West Palm Beach, Florida
Issue Date:
Sunday, November 10, 1968
Page 111
Start Free Trial

Page 111 article text (OCR)

m w - - v Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 H9 Give Our 'Y's A Whirl 1 i. ' -f I f 3 how to be a camp counselor. The girls are shown how to work with youngsters and must pass written and oral sually. There will also be courses In harmonica playing. For young women Interested in leadership and helping others, the organization teaches if fir' ? 1 -ei grams continue all year round and they are for all ages. For the women and girls, there is the Y.W.C.A. Mrs. Jessie Lowery, director, said the main emphasis is on "swim, swim, swim." Other than that, however, there are exercise programs, trips throughout all of Florida, and a few Into other states, both at low rates. For the young girls there are day trips on which they may participate in swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and picnicking. Then too, there is music appreciation. This year the "Y.W." will have a new guitar course in which the woman teacher will show the method of playing the guitar audio-vl- frKlK. - "ill J-r.lARK FISH CAMP TORREY ISLAND: BELLE GLADE, FLA. EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS TACKLE LIVE BAIT WORMS LIFE PRESERVERS FISHING I HUNTING LICENSES BOATS & MOTORS FREE BOAT RAMP TEL 996-5357-fiuides By Appointment Are you worn out, bored, too thin, overweight, lonely, looking for something Interesting to do? Try the local branches of the Young Men's (and Women's) Christian Association for an antidote to your malady. At the Y.M.C.A. you can relax In a yoga course, stimulate your mind with arts and crafts, exercise for better health or participate In some zany new games Invented by members of the "Y" staff. Two such games are "Y-lal," and "underwater hockey." Sound wild? They are. The first is a combination of hockey, tennis, handball, and basketball If you can imagine. It's played with a tennis ball and paddle ball rackets. Members of opposing teams stand opposite each other, on either side of a white line, and attempt to hit the ball down to the other team's goal. The latter game is Just what it sounds like underwater hockey. Only a ball is used Instead of a puck. Ever try getting up some momentum on a hockey stick In the drink? Other features at the "Y" are the pool, basketball, handball, ping pong, ladles' and mens' exercises, and courses in yoga, karate and judo. Pro v of MUSIC presents magnificent tVUcagj The Champs Wait For The Starting Gun In A State Tournament Held Here mMKxmmxwmxm'mMmmzmmmmmFrom Tennis To A rt MmzwxMMmzmwmwmtMmMMmmsmm Recreation Programs Offer Wide Variety SUPERB 15" COLOR PORTABLE diagonal measure screen Model 6000 three miles of pedestrian walks, plenty of picnic areas and a golf-driving range. Lake Ida Park, naturally, is on the fresh water lake it is named for, and is approximately half as large as the Prince Memorial Park. It is reached by going west from Delray on NW 11 Street. Activities include all watersports, ski shows by the famous Ski Club of the Palm Beaches and picnicking. Another picnickers' haven is Paul Rardln Park located halfway between Pahokee and Belle Glade on SR 715. And the Town of Canal Point houses a community building where several social events, meetings, games and cookouts occur throughout the year. : By EDGOGGLN'S J Do you like to read In the shade, gaze tranquilly on beautiful scenery, take part in sports or put your artistic tal-; ents to work? The City of West Palm Beach has built numer-Jous parks, playgrounds and recreation centers to satisfy iany of these leisure hour whims. Tu West Palm facilities include 'Six major parks, comprising 254 acres, five playgrounds, I three recreation centers, two ball parks and two pools. You can just sit In the shade and Jread or, if you're more energetic, you can participate In I swimming, basketball, volley- ball, baseball, tennis, soccer, I football, billiards, ping pong, badminton, and a host of other ', sports. ' If you prefer arts and crafts, these are also found at municipal parks, playgrounds and recreation centers. Howard Park, near the city's center and the most developed of all the parks, Is the headquarters for arts and crafts, as it Is for shuffleboard and lawn bowling. Dreher Park has less emphasis on sports and more on the animal kingdom. It houses a zoo and a large picnic area. Clubhouses for rainy weather fun are found at Currie, Howard and Phlpps parks. Gaines Park, the last of the big six, sports an athletic field, tennis courts and a playground as do most of the others. West Palm Beach Recreation Supervisor Gordon Spra-gue reports that, through the parks' capital improvement program, facilities are ex- of MUSJC HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER panding more and more every year. So if you live or are staying in the West Palm Beach area, you are never more than a few minutes away from fun, competition, excitement, industrious leisure or Just plain relaxation. Enjoy it it's yours! If you live out of the city, you're by no means out of luck. The county has ten recreational areas open to the public. Jupiter Beach Park, which offers beach activities, surf fishing and salt water lagoons, is located a little south of the famous Jupiter Inlet. Its brother, Jupiter Island Park, is just south of Jupiter on U.S. 1. Being on the Intracoastal Waterway it offers boating, picnicking, swimming and fishing. The Jupiter parks add up to 76 acres of enjoyable land. Another park just south of Jupiter on A-l-A Is the Palm Beach County Public Beach. The 98 acre park has much ocean frontage watched over by lifeguards, and located nearby is a concession stand, picnic areas with shelters and parking facilities. The next town south, Juno, has a park located on the Intracoastal Waterway which is about 30 acres of fishing, picnicking, and ball playing. There is even a boatramp for salts. The causeway bridge between Riviera Beach and Singer Island is the site of Phil Foster Memorial Park, small in size, but with plenty of ft-shable shoreline. Being close to the Lake Worth Inlet, fishermen find this a favorite spot to launch their boats. Lake Worth offers the 665-acre John Prince Memorial Park which adjoins fresh water Lake Osborne, giving itself more than ten miles of shoreline. More like a forest than a park, it holds more than ten miles of paved roadways, Mag Main Entrance Palm Beach Mall Open Nightly Except Sunday 801 South Dixie Sales and Service Depart ineid 832-5531 Sunken Gold Part Of Florida History "Aueu tien Hm CH likrn," AND TRICK STORE PH. 832-9444 108 CLEMATIS ST. WEST PALM BEACH 37 YEARS IN THE SAME LOCATION ONE OF THE OLDEST LAND MARKS IN THE PALM BEACHES FOR YOUR PARTY NEEDS . . . The Spanish ships were caught in a swirling hurricane. Some of them cracked against a coral reef and disintegrated In the pounding sea. Capltan-General Don Juan de Ubllla screamed orders until his flagship splintered on the razor-sharp reefs. He was Immediately swallowed by the foaming water. Ten treasure-laden Spanish ships were sunk. Only one galleon survived the hurricane off Sebastian, Fla., In 1715. The lone ship limped back to Europe to tell the story. Florida had been discovered by intrepid conqulstadores, over two centuries before the hurricane of 1715, but the treacherous coastal waters and the fierce Indians discouraged exploration. And, the Spanish asked, why waste time on a gold-barren peninsula when South and Central America are so rich, so full of gold? The hurricane revived lag- WIGS and HATS BALLOONS GREASE PAINTS & MAKE-UP BIG ASSORTMENT OF DECORATIONS FOR ANY OCCASION TRICKS COSTUMES and Costume Accessories MAGIC PARTY FAVORS NOISEMAKERS JOKES and GAGS YOUR 1 STOP STORE FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR DECORATIONS 111 A ; ; mm. NeWaY ot-latcf) ging Spanish Interest In the gold-baren peninsula. Treasure was now resting In the shallow coastal waters off Sebastian and Spain sent an expeditionary-salvage force to get It. It was the beginning of Spain's serious Interest in pre-colonlal Florida a wild, untamed area that would become a part of the United States only after It was passed back and forth by Spain and England. Indian slaves helped in the efforts to retrieve the Spanish treasure. But only a small part was recovered and modern-day divers are still hauling up gold and silver off the shallow coastal waters of Sebastian. When the salvage efforts were finished, the Spanish left and returned Florida to the wilds. Spain lost Florida when she was defeated In the Seven Year's War of the mid 18th Century. She ceded Florida to England and British settlers immediately began colonization. When the British were occupied with the 13 colonies' uprising a few years later, Spain moved on Florida and recaptured her lost land. In a treaty with the new United States of America, Spain held Florida again with vague, ill-defined boundaries. But many American expansionists wanted Florida. Tempestuous politics and a colonial uprising in the first years of the 19th Century gave the United States an excuse to occupy West Florida. Wars in Europe made Spain grateful for the assist, and a potentially dangerous international situation never arose. Just before the war of 1812, an American-instigated rebellion in East Florida forced Spain to cede that region to the United States. Diplomatic relations waxed and waned between the Spanish crown, the Spanish governor in Cuba, and .the United States; but In 1821, Spain withdrew her claims and ceded all of East Florida and West Florida to the United States. On July 7, 1821, the Spanish governor. Col. Jose Copplnger, formally turned Florida over to the United States. It was only fourteen years later that Florida became the 27th state. I taurant CORPORATION W A Y W ; P 2 6 0 1 BROAD A A 1 -CO 4 PEARSON fl rlijL FACTORY SALES & SERVICE The Finest In Wood, Aluminum & Fiberglass YACHT YARD MAINTENANCE SHIP STORES o GIFTS Intracoastal Waterway at 8th St. Bridge Delray Beach, Florida Ph. 278-2681 As new owners, we have appreciated your patronage for the past several months and will continue to serve you the finest foods available in the Palm Beaches. Oldc English Atmosphere, Food A SERVED FROM 8 AM TO 9 PM Tl'ES. THRU SUNDAY CLOSED MONDAY New Ope end Cempltleh ledetefafeel FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 833-9258 CHARLES MEI.VIN. NEW OWNER

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page