The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 116
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 116

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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12 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 Fans, Teams Converge Under The Big Roof ByCMXKOTTERSOX ous foe and, to the accompaniment of ecstatic cheers from the spectators, sends his opponent sailing across the ring with a series of forearm chops. to a teammate, who sinks a layup as the buzzer sounds. A stocky young man wearing nothing but a pair of black trunks snaps back from a brutal mauling by his villain lunging goalie. A tall young man in a colorful green and white uniform soars high above the rim to haul down a rebound, turns and slings the ball down court emerges from a near-pileup in the center of the ice, skates rapidly toward the goal at the west end of the arena and sends the puck flying into the net. just out of the reach of the Demons. Sputnik Monroe and The Great Malenko. Miami Beach promoter Chris Dundee plans to bring regular boxing cards to the auditorium, although recent attempts to revive boxing In the West Palm Beach area have been unsuccessful. buffs are still hopeful a pro team can be relocated here. Wrestling packs huge crowds into the auditorium week after week, with favorites like Wahoo McDaniel, Eddie Graham and El Gran Jose Lethario trying to get the best of such villains as the Blue A husky young man in a colorful red and blue unilorm 4 -St If 5 : ?4 I 'tAX1' it "- t 1 4 i "4 ... Madison Square Garden? Nope, it's the West Palm Beach Auditorium. Xo matter what your taste in indoor sports, West Palm Beach's modern, teepee-domed structure offers a variety of entertainment designed to satisfy the most discriminating fan. Perhaps your sport is basketball. If so, you'll be pleased to learn the Miami Floridians (formerly known as the Minnesota Muskies) are scheduled to play four American Basketball Association contests in the auditorium during the 1968-69 season. If you prefer a little clowning with your basketball, the Harlem Globetrotters featuring "the clown prince of basketball," Meadowlark Lemon will be back for the second straight year. The 'Trotters packed the house in their first auditorium appearance. A promotional group attempted to stage a series of high school basketball double-headers in the auditorium during the 1967-68 campaign, but the plan fell through because of a Florida High School Activities Association rule prohibiting a private promoter from receiving any of the proceeds from a high school athletic event. Auditorium Manager Ralph Boyes and area athletic directors hope to schedule similar doubleheaders this season, with no promoter Involved. Local residents who had never seen a hockey match got their chance last winter when a number of professional hockey exhibition games were offered in the auditorium. The city's bid for an Eastern Hockey League franchise was turned down, but area hockey y,n' i V , had never seen first-hand. In addition to professional games, the ice affords everyone in the area the opportunity to enjoy ice skating the year 'round. FAST ACTION Professional hockey exhibition games draw large crowds who find this rapid-action sport on ice exciting and, for many local residents, it was a chance to view a sport they mm H Divers Find Coastal Waters Here Ideal LAUGH-GETTERS Clowning goes hand in hand with basketball when the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are on the courts. The"-; 'Trotters, who packed the house in their firsts auditorium appearance, will be back again for a'' second year. On The Cover From left, Maggie Smith, Norma Gerlt, Calvin Landau and Gene McCauliff enjoy a day of golf at the PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens. The big month of golf at the PGA is in the January Winter Activities program. The schedule includes the match and stroke play championship, the Quarter Century championship, the Senior-Junior pro-pro and the Seniors championship. Palm Beach County, with almost 50 clubs, Is definitely the place for golfers. For a golfing roundup and course listings, see Page 7, this collectors all have their favorite places, and on weekends it is not uncommon to see dozens of boats flying the red and white "diver down" flag. Most diving is done near the coast on three bands ot reef. Near the beach, even starting from it, are the shallow-reefs. They are covered with four to 12 feet of water and What do the coastal waters of Palm Beach County have to offer skin and sc uba divers? Clear warm water, coral reefs, and an abundance of marine lite all of which combine to make the area close to ideal for underwater explorers. Spear fishermen, underwater photographers and shell wear long-sleeved shirts and gloves to protect themselves against poisonous sea animals when Inspecting reefs. These animals are not very dangerous but their sting is painful. There are several diving clubs In Palm Beach County. Most arc affiliated with both the state and national organizations, and provide opportunities for competition events, tournaments and diving excursions. There are also several dive shops situated here, handling diving equipment, service and repair, and, of course, "air." TgMWi i.iusc soi;i" Hearing Aids, s75 up Legendary Landing Juan Ponce de Leon, searching for the "fountain of youth," landed near what Is now the city of St. Augustine on Palm Sunday, 1513. ottwtM Rcpritt AccatMrWi f.t All Makn NANS HEARING AK CINTII and deep reefs Is done from boats. Some diving is also done in or near inlets where the incoming tide brings fresh, clear water. Shell collectors dive near Peanut Island in the Lake Worth inlet as well as In the ocean. James Schuettler, president of the Palm Beach Fin Divers Club, the oldest club In the area, says, "Good diving spots with plenty of reef can be found nearly anywhere." Schuettler and other divers In the area are concerned with safety standards. Schuettler's club has over a hundred members and conducts three or four diving courses a year. Numerous other diving clubs in the area dispense information on classes, equipment and local diving conditions. Several clubs sponsor diving classes and beginners can take lessons through the YMCA in West Palm Beach. Equipment Is another concern to Schuettler and other divers. Schuettler says that safety lights and a safety line should be brought on an outing, and that divers should support plant life, sea urchins and many varieties of small, tropical fish. A reef of intermediate depth lies in 15 to 40 feet of water. This band is situated at just the right distance offshore to receive the sand scoured from beaches by hurricanes or winter storms and, as a result, Is sometimes buried. The deep reef, frequented by serious spear fishermen for Its supply of grouper, rock fish and snapper, is found in 50 to 100 feet of water. This reef is beyond the storm damage zone and yet Is shallow enough to permit divers to descend upon it with conventional scuba gear. Diving on the intermediate Candlepower Jupiter Lighthouse, now as much an historical landmark as beacon to shipping off Florida's Gold Coast, Is a one million candlepower light. The beacon at the HUlsboro Inlet is the second brightest maintained anywhere in the United States, at 5.5 million candle-power. It Is surpassed onlv by theOak Island (N.C.) Light. Creative hair cutting for the modem man is our specialty. Styles personalized to you. 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Job Charts ADDRESS Living Costs J city i Many More Facts i ' 80 Pages j STATE ZIPC0DE ! (CASH, CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER) FS I L j All American skeet and trap teams. Leading off the club's program for the coming season will be the Royal Palm Trap Shoot, Feb. 4 to 9. This event will be followed by the Royal Palm Skeet Shoot, which Is among the 10 top skeet events In the United States. The skeet competition is scheduled for Feb. 22 to 26. The Florida State Trap Shoot is set for April 1 to 5 at the club, and the Southern Zone Trap Shoot will be held the third week In July. The zone competition will include shooters from all the Southern States. There will also be International shoots, registered shoots and club events at the installation. AI Vanderkogel club president, said there will be events at the club every two weeks during the tourist season, beginning about Sept. 15. Vanderkogel said the club is growing and new members are welcome. The Installation has been expanded and now offers eight competitive trap fields, one practice trap field and five regulation skeet fields. One of the projects Vanderkogel is working on for the coming season entails bringing in some of the leading oros in the nation for a trap and skeet clinic that will be open to the public. ! X. For ALL. .. YourHankinm Needs... St. Lucie County Bank WITH TRUST POWERS Easy Travel The 264-mlle Florida's Turnpike stretches from Miami to Wlldwood. At Wlldwood, the toll parkway connects with the route of Interstate 75, a free limited-access highway from Georgia. "UNFAILING SERVICE SINCE 1 908" MEMBER - F.D.I.C. T

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