The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 151
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 151

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 K7 Live Theater Enjoys Popularity J5' ' If : Li ..4.1 t j t-J w TP ! si! i h 'f rv r i n rTrtnlr-1 j.--ir 3,7!-r- 1 ; 1. tion, and improvisation besides staging productions. The Janus Players are a group of thespians who first appeared at the Norton Gallery, and since have given performances from place to place. The Royal Poinciana Playhouse, a $1.5 million structure built In 1957, is located in Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach. The theater welcomes In a $2 million building, known as the Theater - Art Complex, on the campus of Boca Raton's Florida Atlantic University, the FAU Readers' Theater stage plays that have gained the respect and re-known due an establishment of many more years than the two this group has been In existence. The unique feature of this tremendous complex is that ductions a year vwth workshop plays for training between times. The Lake Worth Plav house stages productions in the Lake Worth Civic Center, downtown Lake Worth, its membership is open to anyone w ho w ishes to read for a part. The Palm Beach Junior College Players are a college campus group. They present shows on campus big-name entertainment from all over the worll, and has brought Broadway to the Palm Beaches. The Delray Beach Playhouse, a community theater group, is in its 21st season of operation. Productions run from October to May of each year. The Coastal Players are a relatively new theatrical group, which stages two pro W m "" M".J "-- " '-"I'Wfin Vm7!rfWW ill iVl ttri i Tr-' .Vu i - APARTMENT LIVING Modern are being built to meet the needs of apartment buildings such as this the arcuNNrgro community. 'Negroes Play Active Role In Community Affairs the stage is capable of four different compositions without major movement. The building is a combination lab of the theater, arts, music and ballet. Other than being in the curriculum itself, Interested students can apply for parts In the presentations of the Readers' Theater. The Lake Park Theatrical Club teaches diction, delivery, dialect, timing, characteriza In 1915, the West Palm Beach canal opened and the swamp between Military Trail and West Palm Beach was drained. Development along and between Military Trail began. Today, the trail stretches north and south through farmland. Part of It, west of West Palm Beach, Is four-laned. The four-laning is relatively recent, started in the early 1950's. Over 134 years after Erastus A. Capion began his eight-mile wagon trail, Military Trail merchants are trying to promote the area and It seems destined for growth. Urban areas are melding Into each A 1 1 ! 1 1 vr- " ''I I IL ILP m iwLi-fe Royal Poinciana Playhouse A Seasonal Attraction mm Military Trail Played A Part In The History Of Florida m 7 JAN BLOSER IMPORTS, inc. SOI S. OLIVE WPI PH 133-MM fa Of the county's cstim.ilrd 344,000 population, 62,000 ;ne of the Negro eommuniiv and many are active in ri'IU:iou and social organizations hrn representing a variety ol religious faiths and social and service activities. Churches In West I'.ilm Beach and Riviera Beaeh in elude: Roanake Baptist; J'.iwir Chapel AME; New lie-del Baptist; Union Baptist; Peaceful Zion Baptist; ('lunch of God; Gray's Temple CMK; St. Paul AME; St. John Hap tist; First Mt. Olive Baptist; Antioch Baptist; St. Paiiwk's Episcopal; Friendship Baptist: New-Bethel Primitive; Ephesus Seventh Day Adveniist; Mt. Gllead Baptist; Trlnilv .Meih odist; Ebenezer Baptist: Church of the Living tied and Ground of Truth; Faith dullness Temple; First Bun Church of the Loving God; St. James Missionan Bap tist: Pentecostal Church In ':r jT -r.-..i.'..iwr other along the coast and west seems the only direction to go. Military Trail a lot of history, a lot of future. I dl '.'hi i si ; Memorial Methodist; Oi ttuidnx Zion Primitive Baptist; Church of God in Christ; Ebeneer Wesleyan Baptist; Mt. Calvary Baptist; Pleasant Heights Baptist; Mt. Olive Baptisl; and Hilltop Baptist. Women's organizations having members throughout Palm Beach County, include: Coalition Club; Gray La-Ins; Queens of Pleasure; Hiis Bee Ideal Social Club; Club; plus numerous neighborhood clubs. Men's clubs are also numerous and varied. To mention a leu: odd Fellows; Knights of lthias; and the Free and Accepted Masons. There are recreation centers ihionghout the Palm Beach area. Some of them have playground facilities, along wlih auditoriums for lectures, con-eei is and other entertainment. The recently dedicated ( ieorge P. Coleman Reerea-tion Center In West Palm Beach includes basketball conns, tennis courts, a clubhouse, and office facilities. The Roosevelt Pool in West Palm Beach draws many youngsters on hot days. The development of housing tor Negroes in the area has been progressing as needs become greater. Pi ogress in housing is being made ijy such companies as laiuitv Corporation in West Pu'm Beach. Since 10, Equity lias built and sold some 500 homes in the Riviera Beach aiea. It has also built seven modern apartment buildings. Equity plans a new subdivision 01 2")0 more houses to be located west of Riviera Beach. Work is scheduled to begin In a few months. Dozens ot organizations here are seeking to improve race il lations in the county, and their efforts appear to be meeting with success. We make all the arrangements. liereer you want to no, Transportation, liotrK sights to see. . . a complete itinerary, uml all within your budget. BOWER'S TIRE CENTER M OF LONDON )M) V. 313 Peruvion Ave it I j Polm Beach IJ -The Mot) Esciting Antique M I Shop in Palm Beach TRAVEL AID EST A hushed NEW ADDRESS 130 NO. DISTRIBUTORS FOR SEIBERLIIMG Performance Rated TIRES Gallo Bldg. LAKE SUPER POLYESTER 150 MfA A NEW WORLD AWAITS YOU 7 7 7. v. ifk IS OUR BUSINESS MIMMI , DIXIE WORTH Ph. 582-5901 West Pl.n Beach 1017 4v 5x For People Who'e,ne Tune up Front end align Brakes Wheel Balancing KMlXlill BVh WrK 585-5536 O A NON-SECTARIAN, NON-PROFIT RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY DEDICATED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF CREATIVE LIVING 'SLAND VIEW HOUSE is a new concept for Soldiers fighting the Semi-noles used the trail. So did early settlers of Southeast Florida. Military Trail today is a 32-mile ribbon of asphalt, used daily by thousands of motorists. Underneath it there's a lot of history; around it there's a lot of future. The history goes back to a young artillery officer named Erastus A. Capron. The year: 18.14. He had been assigned to build a port of entry near Fort Capron. Originally, Capron built an eight-mile trail from the schooner dock on the Indian River where he also constructed Fort Capron south to Ft. Pierce. As the Second Seminole War raged on, and as the Army pushed the Indians south, the trail also grew south. It stretched 160 miles from Fort Capron to Fort Dallas, near the "Mlama" settlement. Over the trail flowed men and military supplies Important for the war effort against the Indians. But more important historically were the wagonloads of colonists who settled along the way at places like Fort Capron, Fort Pierce, Fort Jupiter, Worth Stockade, Fort Lauderdale, and the Fort . Dallas-Miami settlement. The Third Seminole War In the W40's brought an end to the military use of the "Old Wagon Trail" or "Old Military Trail." Settlers, however, still used the trail that traversed ridges through swamps and wound south along the Florida coast. After the Civil War, more settlers came by sea than by land. The Military Trail once so Important saw only a few wagons. Then Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad came and the development of Southeast Florida began. While the coastal areas flourished, safe from the un-vanquished Seminoles hiding in the Everglades, only a few tomato farms spread along the old Military Trail. Swamp separated the military trail area from the coastal areas, making the Journey of only a few miles a torturous one. Only Okeechobee Road connected the West Palm Beach area with the Military Trail. In the south, settlements along the trail died and the trail disappeared. War Notes During the War Between the States, the State of Florida issued treasury notes In denominations of 10 cents, 25 cents. 50 cents, $1. $2, $3, $5, $10. $20, $50, $100 and $.500. The Issues were authorized by the Legislature for various purposes, such as to provide legal tender for the state, for the relief of soldier's families; to pay the state's portion of Confederate war taxes; and for general relief. Civil War Shots Fort Pickens, west of Pensa-cola Beach, Is the scene where Florida's first shots of the Civil War were fired. Scitiiis-IIowAi Hi'toAiicASTi.xc; Company retired individuals in their middle years. This magnilicent 25 story complex is a community within itself, complete with social activities, cul tural and recreational interests Every filth llooi provides a "community room'' lor residents to share similar activities. One of the mam leatures of Island View House is its health center. At no additional cost, residents needing convalescent care will have access to a 65 bed infirmary with registered nurses in charge at all times. Thus, no resident need fear having to leave his Iriends nor bear the expense of going to a nursing home. But more important, Island View House offers participation in the many civic functions ol the Palm Beaches, Apartments range from studio . . . one bedroom . . . two bedroom, two baths ... to penthouses Each is fully carpeted with individually controlled heat and air conditioning and a complete electric kitchen. All overlook the water and have a magnificent view of the Palm Beaches. A Senior Residential Community overlooking lake Worth and the Atlantic Ocean. 1 -j. i i 2r s i m J 2 mm I i 4Z ' I I s ' zi 1 .; 1 . i I ! I':: Lsl : j f . Mil f ' I'i&Aj, KL r Mil' ' u 585-5536 These symbols mean a number of things to television viewers on the Florida Goldcoast. r n To some they mean the outstanding broadcast news department in the area. . .to others they mean active support and involvement in community activities. . . . to others they mean top notch NBC entertainment programs. One thing is certain: they mean something to an awful lot of people. . because WPTV -Channel 5 is the largest daily circulation media in Palm Beach County! 1 . rniMt urt" i in . mi I. -iji dir.c J APARTMENTS PRICED FROM A monthly fee, based on the size of the apartment and number of occupants, covers everything. $1 9,500 $35,000 game marina, and 3,000 1. Weekly cleaning maid service with linen and towels furnished twice i week. 2. 24 hour nursing care in the private health center. 3. Telephone with special alarm system and full utilities. 4. Central TV Antenna. i. Coin laundry. 8. Private bus. For complett information, write or visit our office on prtmisos. Wkdoyi: 10 o.m. 4 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. 4 p.m. Auditorium, library, and hobby rooms. lounges, I. Putting green, heated pool, shuffleboard. 9. Ad valorem taies. 10. Maintenance of structure grounds. II. Comprehensive insurance, on personal effects. service plan al cost Is optional. WEST PALM 8 EACH, FLORIDA 33401 (y A delicious monthly meal 1 891 SOUTH FLAGLER ORIVt Telephone: Area Code 305 833

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