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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 58

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Riviera Beach Lake Park Hobe Sound Palm Beach Shores Jensen Beach North Palm Beach Jupiter-Tequesta Palm Beach Gardens Stuart Fort Pierce Juno Beach Vero Beach Gifford Salerno COMPLETE AREA COVERAGE THE PALM BEACH POST TIMES FRI.NOV. 15 18 THURS. NOV. 14, 1968 Re $582,000 eased Developers Plan Housing Complex ID Drai jrroject Joint Program Planned FORT PIKHCK A 170-acre city of apartments, mobile home subdivision, hospital and convalescent home located south of Fort Pierce is on the drawing board, accord ing to an announcement made by the developers, M. A. Ramsey of Fori Pierce and I'hilip Zipes of Miami. Lakeside Gardens, Inc., said they have contracted to purchase the former airport site on the east side of U. S. 1, which includes 2.BMI feet of highway frontage and extends 2,800 feet to the east. The developers estimated the cost of the housing units at $r00,000, and will be both the condomi-num and conventional type. Ramsey said the U. S. 1 frontage will be used for commercial development. He and that this would call for a re-evaluation of hospital and convalescent home facilities. He said they plan a .300 bed hospital and a 200-bed convalescent home. Zipes said they would petition the City of Fort Pierce to take the property into the city. Streets will be paved to city specifications and all utilities extended throughout the property, he noted. Zipes also said he was in the process of purchasing the 2"0-acre tract that adjoins the 170-acre tract to the south. He said this will eventually be deeded to Lakeside Gardens for future development. As soon as an engineer's master plan is completed, details of the development will be revealed, Sikes and Ramsey said. added that the apartment area will have its own entrance from the highway. The north 20 acres will probably be developed as a deluxe mobile home subdivision, Ramsey said. According to the developers they expect to start construction shortly after the first of next year. However, Ramsey pointed out that they still face city planning board and zoning approval It is hoped, they said, thai the construction will be completed within three years. Ramsey pointed out that a recent study prepared by Ad-ley Association for the Regional Planning Board emphasized the fact that Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie are rapidly growing toward each other, i'J. I V '. y, 4 r I 1' 11 Vi L AZTEC CHIEF ARRIVES This new freighter (above) is leased by Ocean Industries to haul aragonite from the Bahamas to Fort Pierce's combination tug-barge, the replaces the Inverossa aground on the Boca Raton last May. : " 1 l: h xV ;- th :) Liu'" " '"J iLJIi , New Freighter Arrives At Fort Pierce's Port FORT PIERCE - Work on he Fort Pierce Farms Drain-ici District and St. Lucie Soil ! 'ohm i vation District drainage project is expected to start late this year or early liHiH. according to officials of wth groups. Word has b.vn received that vW.IHiu in federal tunds for he STOO.ouo program has been ('leased. The joint project will pro-ide top-grade water control .' the 2(t00.acre drainage iisirict. The new project will illow improved drainage and '.so water conservatism in the u ea which was initially set up ' .iv to move water off the -nd. Advertising for the first :hase of the work will prob-i')ly start late next week with )itls to be opened in about a month. The first phase includes bolstering the Florida East Coast Railway bridge and the U.S. 1 bridge over Taylor Creek. It will include a small building where the districts' Lateral 21 empties into the Flood Control District Canal C-2'). Work on the project began eighl years ago and received initial approval in 12. The drainage district is raising some SVii.tm through the sale of bonds scheduled to be purchased by the Farmers Home Administration. Validation hearing on the bond sale is scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, before Circuit Court Judge Wallace Sample. The district has secured orders for taking final riffhts-of-way. The actual land condemnation trials are set for Dec. Hi. Philip (iales is chairman of the drainage district, and O. R. Minton heads the Soil Conservation District. building would be attractive, clean, neat and with no garbage or trash outside the building area. The Zoning Board's recommendation will be taken up at the next city council meeting, Tuesday, Nov. lit. Impro c Stain COLUMBIA, S.C. iAPi .I.K. East , director of South Carolina adult education, savs one of everv seven high school diplomas awarded in the state in the first 10 months of 18 went to an adult. He said that despite educational advances, South Carolina still has an estimated 2.10,001) illiterate adults in a population of about 2.5 million. can operate separately. The Aztec Chief is also twice as last according to an Ocean Industries spokesman and, he added, "We hope it won't be on the beach quite as much."-The 300-foot long Aztec Chief, with a capacity of about 250,000 tons, will be used by Ocean Industries during the coming year while the firm's own tugs and barges are being built. Aragonite is a type of heavy sand and is a pure form of calcium carbonate (limestone) found in while granular form by the millions of tons in the waters off the Bahamas Islands. Eichenherger of Howell Watkins School; Jan Burnett, also of Howell Watkins; and Deneane Clifton of Palm Beach Gardens High School. LOVELY LASSES - Three candidates for Junior Orange Bowl Queen pose with Palm Beach Gardens City Manager Barney Poston in his office. Left to right are Sandy FORT PIERCE The municipal port Wednesday welcomed with little fanfare the Meeting Scheduled VERO BEACH The annual meeting of the Indian River County Tax Payers Association, will be held at the Holiday Inn, 12 noon Wednesday, Nov. 20. President William O. Lucas outlined the agenda as follows: nominations and elections of directors for 19, discussion and vote upon proposed by-laws revisions, and consideration of the recommendation of the bridge committee as to the location of a second bridge over the Indian River. ma i1 At first of what Is expected to be many visits from a new freight vessel, the Aztec Chief, under lease by Ocean Industries. The Aztec Chief a combination tug and barge replaces the freighter Inverossa which was previously employed by the firm to transport aragonite from the Bahamas ,to the unloading terminal here on the turning basin. A more modern vessel than the ill-fated Inverossa which ran aground off the beach at Boca Raton last May, the Aztec Chief looks like one vessel, but is actually two units. The Aztec portion of its moniker belongs to the barge unit which contains a special slot for the tug or propulsion unit, the Chief. Fitted together, they look like a single vessel, but the tug Town Commission and several persons In the audience who asked questions about it. Commissioners said thev probably would approve Randall's plat if he would post surety bond to cover the first phase of the work, which would include construction of streets and sewerage facilities and installation of water lines. . The project had been eyed for Jupiter River Estates. Randall's plat still has not been submitted to the commission. where the Crains are, trying to fill it up so they can head out once more to view the world at first-hand. But while old India and houseboats on the Kashmir may be a million phone calls away, the Crains have a lot of memories and momentoes close at hand. There are Punch and Judy, two Jumbo parrots from British Honduras. Jack Is especially keen on a carved ivory statue of Ma-hatma Gandhi, and there's a grotesque ceremonial dancing mask from Java. A set of hand-decorated cups and saucers arrived this week from Sweden and out In the backyard there is an Italian marble sphinx. Have you ever wondered If travel agents get free tickets? Sometimes discounts, said Mary Lee, but no trips. "We don't get any free trips unfortunately. I guess If we did," she grinned, "we would never be home." ge iZsg port. A Aztec Chief which ran beach or Cocktail Planned I STUART - The Martin County Historical Society is substituting a fund-raising cocktail party this year for the previously observed annual dinner, Mrs. Janet Hutchinson, society director, said. Mrs. Hutchinson said members of the society and the public are invited to attend the benefit Nov. 15 at the society's Elliott Museum on Hutchinson Island from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and reservation may be made by calling the museum office. Mrs. William Clarke Shep-ard, vice president of the society and chairman of the executive committee of its board of trustees, is chairman of the benefit. Welcoming members and guests will be Roland Merrell, immediate past president, and Mrs. Merrell, Mrs. John W. Stokes, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Fowler and R. G. Phil-brick, society president. Mrs. Hutchinson also reminded Martin Countians that John Davis Morgan's oil paintings are now being exhibited at the Elliott Museum. The society's director said Morgan's paintings came to her attention when she accepted an invitation to look at an automobile which Morgan wished to present to the museum's collection of vehicles. "The car, a dark green Packard Super-eight, vintage lit.'W, is the 'youngest' in the collection," Mrs. Hutchinson added. SR 60 Hearing Scheduled VERO BEACH - District Engineer. Arnold Ramos, of the Florida State Road De-uartment, announced Friday, that a public hearing will be held in Vero Beach relative to SR Ml. The hearings will be held in the courtroom of the Indian River County Courthouse on Nov. 2b at 7:.'!0p.m. The hearing concerns the location and economic effects of Federal Aid Project, State Job No. 8XO;oi:02. covering the construction of State Road till, from Slate Road 0 (I-Hlii to N. W. 20!h Avenue in Vero Beach. Anv interested parties should attend this hearing, according to countv administrator. Jack Jennings. Travel In Class MILWAUKEE, Wis. AP-County supervisors have agreed to buy a a nine-passenger limousine to transport prisoners to or from the county jail. when they opened their travel agency, Jack and Mary Lee had travelled about as extensively as the average Fort Pierce couple the Bahamas, Canada, here and there in the states. But then they started falling for all those travel folders that had piled up around the office. They've just returned from a month's trip to the Scandinavian countries and last week, sitting In their little living room behind Mary Lee's office, they were already talking about the next trip and how long they would have to wait before they could pamper their wanderlust. The next trip? Jack says the South Pacific, but his blonde, vivacious wife has India on her mind. "I can Just see it now," said Mary Lee conjuring a beautiful vision. "Me, floating around on a houseboat In .Kashmir." Then the phone rang. Someone wanted to flv Judges To Name Area's 'Junior Queen' Finalists Zone Change Okayed The third Palm Beach Gar dens .Junior Orange Bowl Queen preliminary contest will be held Friday, November l"), at 8:00 p.m. in the Palm Beach Gardens High School Auditorium. This is a contest to choose a representative, typical girl in Jupiter Awaiting Plan For Duplex VERO BEACH - The Parks, Planning and Zoning Commission, after hearing a heated controversy on both sides, made its recommendation to change the Ordinance Code to allow food markets, laundry and dry cleaning pickup stations on Beachland Boulevard. The zoning change was re quested by businessman Ralph Sexton who proposes to builu a 3,100 square-foot food market and dry cleaning pickup station on the northwest corner of Beachland Boulevard and A1A. The zoning change was opposed by the Beach Business Bureau, and some property owners. Sexton defended his request by stating that the proposed Beach Gardens at the Junior Orange Bowl contest on November .'10 at the Coral Gables Country Club. The Babb Dance Studio will perform during the breaks In the judging. Tom Reynolds of WIRK will serve as master of ceremonies. The public is cordaliy invited to come and enjoy the con lest and dance performance. Drugs Coded WASHINGTON (UPI) The government has worked out a computerized system to process data about drugs sold in this country. Wilbur Cohen, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare said Tuesday the drug code system would "provide the needed common language In which to communicate rapidly and accurately essential Information about drugs." JUPITER - Town officials are waiting to see if a 22-acre duplex development proposed bv a Miami man has fizzled out. The proposition was voiced last month by Ken Randall, but there was some evidence Tuesday that Randall might have changed his mind. An associate of Randall said the developer was unhappy with what he termed "premature publicity" resulting from his reports tendered to the . - vf f the junior high school age bracket. The judges will be looking tor personality, poise, and general appearance in making their selections. Woodrow Dukes, Director of Recreation and Parks, noted that two finalists will be selected to represent Palm T f l ) --x l-JiU-t-lfij Plans One Trip After Another Couple Believes In Travel , " ' ' . " r - M f v "TH J V It ! . t t 1. .J.-. . ' MORE LOVELIES Three more junior misses in the running for the Junior Orange Bowl Queen title are, left to right. Debbie Bumbulsky, Trudy Dussalut. and Susan McCue, all of Palm Beach Gardens High School. FORT PIERCE - So where do you go after you've gone around the world? In Mary Lee and Jack Crain's case, you come back home to the corner of Orange Avenue and Eighth Street and back to the job of planning trips for everyone else. Mary Lee operates the American Travel Agency while husband Jack operates the Buccaneer Construction Co. Work for them Is really tust a means to the end thp ends of the earth, and all around the middle, too. These people believe In their product traveling. However, 17 years ago It was a different story. Jack Crain was a young man intent on making his fortune, and Mary Lee. his long time next door neighbor, was Intent on making it with him. Jack left St. Louis. Mo., for Fort Pierce, and a year later Mary Lee came South to be his bride. Up until eight years ago to the Virgin Islands. "I guess we'll have to wait awhile for Northern India," she said grabbing a pencil. The Crains have already logged one trip around the world. Now they are going back to look at the places that most intrigued them. "Probably the most fascinating trip," recalled Mary-Lee, "was to Africa." They were there in and though they had been around the world two years before, Jack said the African trip was the longest 28.000 miles. "And the most exciting," chimed In Mary Lee. They did their hunting with a camera and spent six weeks touring the continent from its northern cities on the Mediterranean to Capetown in South Africa. You could fill a page with the places they've been, and they've filled an ouisized wall map with lines zigzagging from trlptotrlD. But home Is where the cash register Is, and so this Is Suburban Bureaus Palm Beach Post-Times Lake Park, 840 Park Avenue 844-9707 Stuart, 727 Colorado Avenue 287-2574 Vero Beach, 2005, 10th Avenue 562-4630 Fort Pierce, 1102 South 4th Street 401-2030 PRIZED BIRDS Mary Lee and Jack Crain show off two prized parrots they got on a trip to Central America. The birds are kept in the Crains' colorful backyard garden, hidden in Mor-ish solitude in the midst of downtown Fort Pierce.

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