The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 123
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 123

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968-19 Cycle Racing Is Popular Judo And Karate Concentration, Callouses Count The sun was not yet up. Daylight was Just beginning to break. The Ramada Inn parking lot was filled with bike riders some putting their equipment together, others riding around to warm up for the 115-mlle ride they were about to start on in this first day of the third annual Cross-Florida Tour. but no drives have been started. The West Palm Beach Club has carried on a varied program of racing and touring since its organization five years ago. In addition to the Cross-Florida Tour, the club annually sponsors the mid-winter South Florida Fair Championships, in conjunction with the recreation department, the Firecracker Special on July 4, and the Turkey Run, which this year will be on Dec. 1. Time trials have been a popular form of racing for the local club, using Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach for that purpose. This has been the training road for the current state road champion, Story Redfield of Palm Beach. The club has had state champions each of the last two years. In 1967 Jim Husky of Lake Worth won the 4,000-meter time trial. This year, club members placed 1-2 In the 100-mile road championship as Al Vreeland of Lantana followed Redfield across the finish line. Two of the members specialize in touring, but also have a strong Interest in racing. Henry Agnese, one of the main cogs in the success of the Cross-Florida Tour, made an 800-mile tour of England with the International Bicycle Touring Society last Spring. And Norman Ford late this past summer took a 2,400-mile ride around France. Little more than a year ago Ford blked most of the way from Turkey to England, and during the summer he took In the Tour of the Scioto River Valley in Ohio. Ford, a travel writer, was a contestant In the Cross-Florida. On Nov. 16-17, the club has scheduled a bike tour of St. Augustine. Bikes will be transported by auto to St. Augustine, where rides are scheduled both Saturday and Sunday around the historic city. Cyclists go where there is activity or facilities. Some cities and states are featuring their blkeways to attract vacationers; others attract competitors with their bike tracks or major road races. According to Bob Husky, president of the local club and state representative of the Amateur Bicycle League of America, cycling Is on an increase In Florida. There are more than 80 registered ABL riders in the state and seven clubs affiliated with the national organization, which picks the teams to represent the U.S. In Olympic, Pan-American and World the sponsoring West Palm Beach Recreation Bicycle Club at Palm Beach International Raceway several years ago. There were people who came from as far away as Cape Kennedy and Miami to see the start of the race, and the Mlamlans were so Impressed that they joined other spectators from Puerto Rico, Detroit, Columbus, Ohio and Bethlehem, Pa., in following the bikers across the state from West Palm Beach to Fort Myers and back the following day. So high was the caliber of riders that 18 of the 56 starters qualified this year for the National Championships, and one of them plus another, made Olympic teams. Winner Edwin Torres, then one of the six members of the U.S. Army cycling team, represented Puerto Rico In the Olympiad at Mexico City last month, and John Allls, who placed third here, was a member of the U.S. squad. Cross-Florida contestants later in the summer won 13 state championships in Ohio, Massachusetts, Michigan and Florida. Lt. Allls, who led Princeton to several intercollegiate cycling championships, termed the Cross-Florida Tour one of the finest races he had ever been in. "There are only a few races like lt in the entire country. We need more of them," said Allls. The Easter race, run In four stages over two days and a total distance of 235 miles, has gained a lot of attention among cyclists across the nation. Al Toefleld, president of the Amateur Bicycle League of America and a lieutenant on the New York City police force, has said that it looks like the Cross-Florida Tour will soon become equal to any bicycle race in the nation. Ray Matthews, an investigator for the Federal Aviation Agency who originated the National Capitol Open In Washington and has served as referee for the Cross-Florida Tour the last two years, expects a number of Central and South American cyclists to compete in the next Tour April 5-6. Toefleld and Matthews are both interested in seeing Florida represented in a Caribbean circuit of bicycle racing. For this, however, there will be the need for a track. Bike tracks have been broached by people In several cities in South Florida: Homestead, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, By ED GOGGINS "The meek shall overcome the earth." You'd better believe It, for Judo and karate are becoming two of the most practised sports, or ways of life, around. "Meek?", you ask? Yes meek, for that is the basic attitude underlying these often fearfully regarded means of self defense. This connotation of weak, meek, or gentle, lies more with jujltsu than karate. Judo, or jujitsu, is a means of self defense begun ages ago In Japan. Its purpose was to fulfill the needs of those taking part in nonviolent philosophies. That Is, with judo you can be as nonviolent as is practical. Judo is a sport that knows no aggression. All of Its moves, all of its ideas, are separated from the attack what it does is make an aggressor the victim of his own size and strength. By applying and concentrating on the principles of movement, balance, and leverage of your body you can transform the energy used by your attacker against him. For instance, If he throws a blow at you with all his might, a simple step Into a well balanced position can make the blow glance off and send your attacker sprawling. You remain in one piece without being unnecessarily violent. According to Don Keller, Judo expert at the Young Men's Christian Association, 512 N. Olive Avenue, the knowledge of judo is meant to afford you confidence both mentally and physically. In other words lt makes your mind and body mutually coordinated. Karate is a bit different, not only in technique, but In the amount of violence used by the sportsman. The idea, so karate experts claim, is similar to judo that It Is, "purely self defense without weapons." However, your opponent is much more likely to get his feathers ruffled when he gets struck with a karate chop. Two basic elements are needed to acquire this skill. They are callouses and concentration. The callouses are gained by constantly striking your hands and feet (which become physical, senseless weapons) against sand. Once you have built up the extra layers of toughened skin , -'" "",,. . f Andrew Lichtblau. The purpose of karate is self defense without use of weapons. GOOD FORM Andrew Timan, assistant coach for the Y.M.C.A. karate class, observes and instructs students Craig Lichtblau, left, and this writing, there should be a great many popping up, for class attendance for both judo and karate at the Y.M.C.A. has doubled In six months time. Surprisingly enough, both are becoming family participation sports. How many STATE CHAMf Story Redfield, Palm Beach investments counselor, comes in to victory after 100 miles in the.. 1968 State Championships at Miami Dade Junior College South. IN LANTANA -EDWARDS FURNITURE you start chopping boards, bricks, ct cetera, in half with your feet, hands, or If you prefer, with your head. There Is more to it than this however, according to Y.M.C.A. Instructor Joseph Klrby. You must concentrate. If you wish to break a board In two, you gaze past the board to where your hand or foot will be after it has passed through the object. Staring Intently at that spot, you then convince yourself that there Is nothing between your hand or foot and the spot, You then proceed to place your hand or foot at Its goal swiftly, thus breaking desired object. Obviously, someone who fools with a karate expert may get hurt, but again, that is not the purpose of the sport. The purpose, according to Klrby, Is nothing more than physical fitness. Although there are only a few clubs for either sport as of sports are there that the whole family can participate in together that are both fun and practical? If you think your self defense could use some sprucing up, why don't you head down to the 'Y' and become "Nonviolent." Also featuring TRADITIONAL FURNITURE CARPETS BEDDING EDWARDS FURNITURE "Where Federal Hwy. Meets Dixie" IN LANTANA bouth rlonda s Largest Display of RATTAN CASUAL FURNITURE RESTAURANT Bicycle riders had come from as far away as California, and men from Canada and Puerto Rico gave an international flavor to a race which promoters had little idea would ever gain such stature when it was originated as a memorial to Steve Opanowitz, a Fort Lauderdale man who was fatally Injured In a race of (Robert uidCtrol Female Photo) PHONE 7iR m 746-5122 . . SINCE 1936 HEMTOE2 NOW OWNED and OPERATED BY Mr. & Mrs. "Skeeter" Kimmel BflHHHDHHHHHaHBia Winter Best Time To Ride The Waves I t ii Your Hostess Mrs. Kimmel We Welcome You To Enjoy "Dining at its Best In Florida" SERVING DAILY (EXCEPT MONDAY) 5 P.M. 'TIL MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 5 P.M. TIL 10 P.M. There you stand, high above the water, desperately trying to keep your balance as the board slices swiftly toward shore. Surfing Is a growing sport in Palm Beach County just about any young person you talk to spends a lot of time at it. How it started here no one really knows, but lt has grown greatly through the efforts of BUI Holmsey, proprietor of Holmsey Surfboard manufacturers, and David Aaron, of Aaron and Douglas Pool Service. These two ocean enthusiasts began the Palm Beach County Surfing Association a conglomeration of a number of small clubs from the east coast of the county. One of the main purposes of the club, according to Holmsey, is the "betterment of our (surfers') image. He said that association members often get together to clean up a littered beach to show people that surfers are not such a bad lot. Other than this, the 200 member club, which charges a i wr a Jim Thompson says the beautiful, new DODGE LINE dm U.S. H'WAY 1 JUPITER TEQUESTA FLORIDA AT YOUR SERVICE . JIM THOMPSON Vice Pres. & Gen. Mgr. Olj minimal fee to enter, holds outings and contests for members. The best day for a meet is one when there is a cold front off shore, said Holmsey. This extra ingredient to sun and warm weather tends to make high, long-lasting waves that are good for surfing fun or contests. Holmsey, formerly of California waters, came to Florida four years ago because he saw a good business opportunity in his line. The sport had not really caught on here yet, and he knew all about making the fiberglass covered foam boards. So he started his own company which he says now grosses about $100,000 annually. Injuries are very scarce according to the manufacturer, especially when a beach Is split into two sections one for the wave catchers, and one for swimmers. When are the waves best? During the winter months, says Holmsey-, when there are more cold fronts passing along the ocean. During that period, he says, the waves are just as good as those in California and they are supposed to be some of the best in the world. But let's not forget the summer either. "We usually get about three good days a week during the summer," he said, and the other days are fair." Something Bill is really pleased about is the number of middle-aged people, and some even in their 50's and 60's, who want to try the younger set's sport out. "We get a lot of older people coming In here (his shop, located on U.S. 1 In Juno Beach) renting boards," he said. So if you're young in spirit, forget your cares for a while and hop on a board it's a new world. Rambler Home Henry Flagler's private railroad car, the Rambler, is a marvel of restoration. Now on display at the Flagler Museum, it was a ramshackle tenant farmer's cabin when discovered In Virginia by Flagler Museum researchers. The Rambler had been "lost" for almost 50 years after Flagler's death in 1913; for 25 years before that Flagler called It home. Rambler was the first passenger railroad car Into Key West. Is the most Elegant cars of today! MASWIU fJl. PARKS You to ' isit our spacious shovtom any week day and see these beautiful cars on display. 1 ' . - - 0 mm bm WE INVITE LISTINGS TEL 832-7118 Complete Coverage Palm Beach Area BRANCH OFFICE - 2004 BROADWAY, RIVIERA BEACH 844-3535 HOMES BUSINESS INVESTMENTS RENTALS MORTGAGE LOANS INSURANCE ACREAGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BUSINESS LEASES M.mb.r, FARM BROKERS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADFW CtUB 200 DATURA ST. P.O. BOX 1908 ZIP 33402 WEST PALM BEACH 2101 OPEN OKEECHOBEE ROAD WEST PALM BEACH WEEKDAY NITES 'TIL 9 PM PHONE 683-151 1

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