The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 124
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 124

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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110 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 Be A Wake Skimmer! 51 ate a ski school In John Prince Park on Lake Osborne, give ski rides to those without boats (offering all equipment needed but you and your bathing suit), and host many ski shows each year. Robbie also teaches skiing to students at Palm Beach Junior College during the school year. Henry Holmes, at 317 Central Grace Drive, takes parties from hotels and other groups skiing by appointment. He also teaches skiing four days a week at Graham-Eckes School, a private Institution In Palm Beach. Both Shirley and Holmes are members of the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches. The Ski Club has been termed by a member as "one of the more active clubs in the nation." When it was formed in 1954, the club consisted mostly of tournament skiers. Now, the membership seems to have branched out to include many skiers of all abilities, while still retaining an impressive number of professional skiers in its ranks. There are three to four water skiing tournaments each year on Lake Osborne. The Ski Club tournaments, lasting from one to three days, Include jumping, tricks and slalom, with entries from all over the United States. So, have fun, good water skiing in the area is unlimited! Everybody loves to ski! And what better place for water skiing than Palm Beach County, with its numerous lakes and inland waterways. On Lake Osborne, you can take off from one of the many boat-launching ramps, skim over quiet waters, through slalom courses and over ski-jumps. And when you are through skiing, you can change into dry clothes in one of the dressing rooms in John Prince Memorial Park (on the lake), and have a picnic at one of the picnic areas, or just sun bathe on the white sand. Or you can ski north on the inland waterway from North Palm Beach over many miles of nice water. Some skiing is done on Lake Worth, but most skiers find the water there a little rough. And the city of Riviera Beach frowns on skiing at the Lake Worth Inlet there because of heavy boat traffic. For those in the southern part of the county, Lake Ida is an ideal place for skiing. A ski jump and a slalom course have been installed for the enjoyment of the better water skiers, and there are two boat ramps. If you can't ski, you can be taught and if you don't have a boat, that's no problem. Two men in the county have done well in their businesses of helping skiers. Robbie Shirley and his wife, Florence, oper CAREFUL START Eight-year-old Suzanne Karcher makes sure to place her ball dead IT'S OFF! Suzanne gives a mighty shove, sending the twirling ball toward the pins at Garden Lanes. Bowlers Flock To Local Lanes ' , .'.,, ' , , ; " - ' 51 -.Jr -,. Bowling is ranked with fishing and-or boating, and golf at the top of the participant sports activities In Palm Beach County. It is growing in popularity annually as evidenced by the increasing number of bowlers and the projected expansion of facilities. There are eight bowling houses In the county with a total of 194 lanes, 190 of them already In use with four more under construction as an addition to the University Bowl Lanes In Boca Raton. Rolling on them are 426 leagues with between 15,000 and 20,000 bowlers enrolled In them. No accurate figure on the number of bowlers is possible because some of the ke-glers bowl In more than one league and in more than one house. The size of the houses range from 36 lanes at the Major League in Lake Worth to the 10 lanes in Jupiter. Among the leagues are 90 reserved exclusively for women and 41 for juniors. There are numerous mixed leagues. Many of the women bowlers roll during the morning. The lanes usually provide a nursery or baby-sitting service. All of the houses have restaurant or snack bar facilities. 4 I During the last season, two major tournaments were rolled In the county. The Florida State Men's championships were contested over five successive two-day week ends In April and May. There were 800 five-man teams rolling in the team championships at the Garden Lanes In Palm Beach Gardens. At the same time, 1,700 bowlers were rolling in the singles and doubles at the Major League Lanes in Lake Worth. In August, the Florida State Women's "600" club bowlers were at Verdes Troplcana In West Palm Beach for a three-day tournament. There were 700 bowlers competing In this one. The Palm Beach County bowling houses, number of lanes and their locations are: DELRAY BEACH (20) 325 S.E. First Ave. GARDEN (32) - 3169 North Lake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. JUPITER (10) 23 Yacht Club Road, off A1A, Jupiter. LANTANA (16) 200 North-Third St., Lantana. MAJOR LEAGUE (36) 2425 North Dixie, Lake Worth. RIVIERA (24) 1715 Broadway, Riviera Beach. UNIVERSITY BOWL (24) 100 Northeast 20th St. Boca Raton. VERDES TROPICANA(32) 1801 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach. " . ' - , v . 4fc-fc. " . ' . .1 r ..... ?v - , I'--Ci . .MrW iiiMil - -.j Til ii I in I II if Tim .V. ;i ,' ,J A Skier Knifes Through The Water, Leaving An Arch Of Spray & Competition Swimming Here 1 Staff Photo hy trtttla Hermann! JUBILANT MISS Our little bowler's glee is not for a strike but because this time it didn't go in the gutter! Suzanne is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Karcher, 883 Country Club Drive, North Palm Beach. Stockers Or Dragsters, There's Plenty Of Action HEADQUARTERS FOR BRAND NAME GIFTS FOR HIM There's a splash and a swimmer streaks across the pool at the North Palm Beach Country Club. As she reaches the edge of the pool, her coach, L. A. "Buddy" Baarcke says, "That was the best you've done, Jackie." He is speaking to Jacquelyn White, 15-year-old swimmer who qualified in July for the Olympic trials. Miss White is one of many area swimmers who are members of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) teams which number five in Palm Beach County. They are: St. Andrews Swim Team, Boca Raton; Lake Worth Swimming Association; West Palm Beach Recreation Association; the Knights of Columbus Swim Club; and the North Palm Beach Country Club team. Levels of swimmers range from the novice, 8 years and under, to the Senior level, 12 1 years and over. In order to qualify for membership on an AAU swimming team, a youngster must pos sess "reasonable swimming ability," according to Baarcke. Training for Baarcke's senior team can be tough, at times almost grueling. Team members train practically all year round. "We lay off for one month," Miss White said. Miss White began swimming when she was three or four years old. Her mother brought her to the country club several years ago to try out for the team. She has been training for about three years. When asked If she ever thought she would make the Olympic trials she replied, "Yes, but I didn't think I'd make it this soon." Miss White holds several pool records and one AAU record at the present time. Miss White is the daughter of Mrs. Helen K. White, 3756 Bahama Road, Lake Park. Baarcke stated that the swimming outlook is changing. "We used to get all the kids that couldn't cut it on the basketball court or on (he football field," he said, "but now many good athletes are coming out for swimming." the course's 13 turns as if he designed and built them. Kolb, usually among the Sports Car Club of America point leaders, has won so consistently at PBIR he generally Is listed as the man to beat In any race he enters there. Drag racing lures spectators and participants alike to the track. Competition In numerous classes gives machines of every size, shape and vintage the opportunity to battle it out for prize money. Some of the most famous names In drag racing, Including record-holder Don (Big Daddy) Garllts himself, have competed at PBIR. Also providing thrills and spills to area racing fans is Treasure Coast Raceway In Fort Pierce, featuring many of the same drivers who are crowd favorites at Palm Beach Fairgrounds Speedway. by yX tffi MENS SHOP 801 SOI TIN K 1101 1 1 Y l(l V ,IN SOUTH DALE SHOPPING CENTER Vw WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA OPEN EVERY NIGHT TIL 9 P.M. SPILDN of MUSIC presents "In The Palm llvaches" magnificent EVlcagji v ; ' m .tM i 4 tlPZ7f) DARCY HALL MEM If you're an auto racing fan, you've got plenty of company in the Palm Beaches. Whether you prefer sports cars, stockers, dragsters or special events like demolition derbies, chances are you'll find what you're looking for at Palm Beach Fairgrounds Speedway or Palm Beach International Raceway. The speedway, located eight miles west of West Palm Beach on State Road 80, was for years a regular stop for the leading drivers on the NASCAR (National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing) circuit. Among the drivers who have competed on the half-mile oval are Donnle and Bobby Allison, Bobby Johns, Buddy Baker, Tiny Lund, Red Farmer, 1967 state champion Bobby Brack and the lateAl Keller. In addition to stocker and modified races, the speedway occasionally offers events such as daredevil thrill shows and crunch-'em-up demolition derbies. Meanwhile, 28 miles northwest of West Palm Beach opposite the Pratt & Whitney plant on the Bee Line Highway, lies Palm Beach International Raceway, featuring a quarter-mile drag strip enclosed by a 2'4-mlle road course. Events at PBIR have drawn some of the top drivers In the nation, Including Miami's Charlie Kolb, who negotiates Ocean River The Gulf Stream, an ocean river that flows through the straits of Florida, along the east coast of the state and on northward as far as Iceland where It becomes the North Atlantic Drift, has the volume of 1.000 Mississippi Rivers In flood. Its volume Is 75 times that of all the rivers in the world combined. Pressure Point If a diver could descend to the bottom of the Marianas Trench In the Pacific Ocean the deepest known hole In the bottom of the sea his body would have to sustain a total pressure In excess of 16,000 tons. The trench Is 36,000 feet deep. 2 'a-s "...,. The Chairside model 3402 in Mediterranean styling. vw. 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