The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 12, 1968 · Page 8
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 8

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Tuesday, November 12, 1968
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$ MANNEQUIN READY FOR MOUNT - Tally ho! Members of the Palm Beach Junior College Sales and Marketing Club are ready for Saturday's fashion show as they add the finishing touches to this mannequin's riding habit. Involved in the 8 p.m. event are Donald Mitchell, Carolyn Stewart (below left), and Maureen Murphy. It will be held in the Student Activities Center at the College. Photo By Tony Ives Junior College Fashion Show Set Saturday A fashion shew followed by a reception and dance promises a full evening for members and guests of the Sales and Marketing Club of Palm Beach Junior College this Saturday. This second annual show will begin at 8 p.m. in the Student Activities Lounge at the college. Members of the Sales and Marketing Club are students in the retailing program of the department of business administration. Their program of study includes actual on-the-job experience in retail stores throughout the area as well as classroom study. The course explores varied phases of retail merchandising and management. Participating in the fashion show will be 14 stores. They will present fashions suitable for school, career and leisure time activities. Following the fashion show a reception will be held after which guests are invited to an informal dance. The show is open to the public without charge. The Sales and Marketing Club is sponsored by the Sales and Marketing Executives Club of the Palm Beaches and is affiliated with the Florida Association of Managerial Education. Club officers are: Rudy Carol Jr., president; Malcolm Chapman, vice-president; Janet Partlow, secretary; Krene Kanov-nik, treasurer. Club advisors are Mrs. Ruthanna Widdows and Mrs. Eleanor Mulli-kin, retailing coordinators, and Robert Holzman, business department chairman. l t M v 7 : '. i : 4 f ft V&n vrV,"-W I FOB OMEN 8 Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 18 Dr. Brothers Says : Elections Over; It's Time To Accept Results By DR. JOYCE BROTHERS NEW YORK (NANA) - Now that the elec main feeling seemed to be one of relief that the battle of who to vote for and who should win was behind them. Not that differences have been completely forgotten by any means; rather some of the tension of the last nine months has been released. Research into previous elections supports these observations although it must be remembered that the political situation of one year does not necessarily reveal a pattern for future years. There are too many factors and variables changing from year to year. However, there is some evidence that there is a general mellowing of feeling toward both the winning and losing candidates following a presidential election. candidate Y's views on the world situation without getting red in the face with anger. And their neighbors insisted that any man who wore suits and ties like candidate Z did was certainly not fit for public office. To the pessimistic observer it might seem that nothing could possibly affect the increasingly vehement polarization towards different political candidates, that after the election chaos would reign. Surely the losers would find life under the winning candidate and his party a fate worse than death. But strangely enough, the next day feelings become miraculously subdued. The winners gloated a little, the losers pouted a little but the tion is all over, will Aunt Ruth begin speaking to Cousin Charlie again? Will Mother and Dad stop snarling at each other during the six o'clock news? Will friends who found their formerly happy companionship shattered with political arguing be able to re-establish that old rapport? As the election came down to the wire, friends and relatives alike seemed gripped with an earnest desire that the whole business be over and done with. Father couldn't stand the sight of candidate X, leaping out of his easy chair to switch off the T.V. when ever the despised visage appeared on his screen. Mother couldn't listen to Dr. Bertram Raven and Dr. Phillip Gallo, studying the election of 1960, found the greatest change in attitude on the part of the members of the losing party towards the winning candidate. The change was towards a more positive acceptance of the candidate than they had shown prior to the election. Dr. Raven and Dr. Gallo refer to the theory of "fait accompli" (accomplished fact) as a possible explanation in this move toward acceptance of the winning candidate by members of the losing party. The theory is based on the assumption that the individual, when faced with the reality of a situation, is inclined to be more accepting of previously disliked or rejected factors. The voter knows that he is faced with at least four years of the new president. In order to make this reality easier to swallow, he softens his previously harsh or critical evaluation of the winning candidate. An analogy may be drawn Mirrors Of Washington The Happy Warrior Carried Home On His Shield with another study that found that children will increase their liking for a distasteful vegetable provided they believe they will have to eat quite a bit of it in the future. Of course, it is not likely that it will become their most favorite food. Does this shift in attitude make people hypocrites? Not at all, says psychologist Charles Kiesler, of Yale University. Dr. Kiesler has pioneered studies on the attitudes and behavior of individuals in groups. He has found that both differ, depending on the nature of .the group and the person's committment to it. If a member is only temporarily affiliated he may leave the group when he finds himself in disagreement with the other members. Or he may remain as part of a vocal dissenting minority. In Dr. Kiesler's studies some subjects were told that they could not leave the groups to which By ISVBELLESH ELTON Watching a beloved institution disintegrate is always t sad, tearful occasion. That was how it was when Hubert Humphrey's presidential bubble collapsed lasi Wednesday morning, in tin ballroom of Minneapolis' Leamington Hote. To call it an institution in the first place is stretching things. Humphrey's campaign organization was at best a fragile some-time thing, held together with love and prayer and sealing wax. But the people involved in it many of them volunteers cared deeply for their candidate and what they felt he stood for. This was little realized in the aftermath of the Chicago convention horrors. Hum- the fashion of a candidate, to thank them for their labors or his behalf. But the plans were hastily changed when it was per ceived that many In the audi ence were cracking up. Hum phrey, more given to emotion al tearfulness than most, had managed his statement of con cession with only a few moments of choking up. Mrs. Humphrey remained dry-eyed throughout. But the crowd at large didn't. "He didn't cry, but I did," said one burly advance man, unashamedly wiping flowing tears from his eyes. One man's handkerchief made the rounds of six of his neighbors. Surveying the lacrymose scene, the Humphreys hastiiy reversed course and headed for a back corridor out of the ballroom. "He's the nicest, kindest, most decent man I ever knew and somehow that all got lost in a lot of shouting and screaming," said one sobbing woman. Mercifully soon, the public scene was over. The Humphreys prepared to return to their home In Wa-verly, Minn., looking sad but not as stricken as their supporters. Humphrey, who said he planned to cut the grass he had been neglecting, was practically cheerful by the time he left the hotel for home. Struggling Into a black raincoat, he said: "I'm going' out and buy me a Jacket, and live a normal life." phrey was so busy lighting off the hatreds that swirled around him hatred of Lyndon Johnson, hatred of the Chicago excesses, hatred of the candidate himself hy Sen. Eugene McCarthy's sometimes far out bitter-enders that even Humphrey practically forgot that in the campaign of four years ago he was the "Happy Warrior." Of all the candidates thai year, his was the campaign caravan reporters liked to be on. His sunny, warm personal lty permeated the whole entourage. The hours were long and the work hard, as on any cross-country election foray. But Humphrey made it all seem like fun. This year, even Humphrey didn't think it was fun. He started on a high note, talking about the "politics of joy." But that happy exhuberance was quickly shot down, and nothing looked very joyful in the Vice Presidential entourage from then on. That didn't mean, however, that many of those who worked with and for Hubert Humphrey's campaign hid didn't have the warmest personal feelings for their candidate. This sentiment was much in evidence when Humphrey, his wife and some of their children appeared at midday Wednesday to acknowledgi the ballgame was over, and Nixon the winner. It had been the candidate's intention, after a brief, graceful, suprisingly non-blttei speech, to circulate among his supporters, shaking hands in they were assigned. These people reacted quite differently when they found themselves at odds with the other group members. Though they had not chosen to be bound to the group, they were. And so they were committed to it. Its harmonious continuance became important to them. More important than the maintenance of their 7 own attitudes, opinions and behavior. They proved this when they couldn't change; i lie uj;ituun3 ui iiic uiuci j v in 11 iniac uwainu iiMtli thrtif SMirn T'Vi - w thrtir lnf Vi r ri nrr nr n nrrn vviiii i in it uw ii. i urn inrv ii iiti unit i.i i iianer ! A 4'V i v. I 4.' -". -- E ' i - . - Local Tree Is Protected By Council By SHEILA TRYK Staff Writer Connecticut may have its Charter Oak, California its Big Trees, and Arizona its Hanging Trees, but Lake Park has its Rummage Tree. The tree on the corner of 10th Street and Park Avenue may not look very prepossessing, but its local fame outshines that of larger, older, or handsomer trees. After all, how many trees can say they've had a Town Commission write a resolution just for them? Nobody seems to remember when the first rummage sale was held under the tree. Perhaps an early group of residents held a Water Damage Sale after the 1928 hurricane. Possibly the Seminole Ladies Aid Society conducted tribal patchwork sales on the spot, though it's unlikely this particular tree was big enough back then. At any rate, the spot became popular over the years. So popular, in fact, that by 1960, local residents were getting annoyed when groups from other areas and distant towns began setting up shop and commercially exploiting THEIR tree. Finally, on AdHI 15. 1963. according to Town Clerk Mrs Si A. their convictions. That this conversion wasn't superficial or hypocritical was shown after the group dissolved. The individuals who had changed attitudes and behavior to conform withi the group did not change back again once the." need to conform was over. ; The same sort of thing happens to dedicated members of political parties who support losing candidates for election. They are committed to their country even though it did reject their candidate. And because of this committment they will be able to sincerely change their own opinions about the candidate the majority has-selected. And support him with honest conviction. The shift toward amenable acceptance is not ; necessarily true for everyone. Persons who deep-, ly identified with their candidate, who invested; great emotion in his campaign may be less in--clined to "rally round the flag." The followers of Senator Eugene McCarthy, after his defeat at the Democratic National Convention, seemed reluc- tant to remove bumperstickers and' buttons declaring their allegiance to their candidate. Some authorities suggest that behavior like . 1 I 1 - - - . -0 -' i Vivian O'Rourke, the Town Commission set up the rules limiting the use of the Rummage Tree. The "tree" may be used by Lake Park churches, of course, and also by charitable and non profit organizations whose membership consists of at least 60 per cent Lake Park residents. Local organizations wishing to use the tree's leafy shade on a Saturday must book their date in the Town Manager's office anywhere from 4 to ( months In advance. And no organization may book more than once in 2 months. Of one thing there's little doubt the weekly gatherings around the Lake Park Rummage Tree indicate that it's one of the most popular trees In the country. Park Town Commission even made a resolution limiting it's use for local non-profit organizations. Other trees may be more majestic, but none have such local distinction! UNDER THE TREE - The spreading branches of the Lake Park tree has sheltered many a rummage sale of local organizations. To prevent their tree from being exploited by commercial groups, the Lake diminish the pain of failure by continuing to express the conviction of the favorability of the candidate. But eventually the facts must be faced and the new president acknowledged as the leader of the nation, regardless of reservations.

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