The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 17, 1968 · Page 71
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 71

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 17, 1968
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! 'BUS" GARDENS SECTION F HOBBIES PALM BEACH POST-TIMES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17. 1968 14 PAGES Salvation Army Plans New Citadel gJNilDSIII giJLi. i 11 ViJ k 1L Jill Jl BOOK REVIEWS Activities To Increase -jrvr"' --:.. " -- . I i - .... ... -iuM....t - J By PETE GORDON Business Editor Construction will start in January on a $450,-$00 Salvation Army Citadel and Community Center on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, just southwest of 1-95, according to Brig. Lonnie Knight. "This 25,000 square foot complex will increase the scope of our community activities," said Brig. Knight. "If we meet a schedule of accepting construction bids in December, allowing a definite start in January, it should be ready within six months." Administration offices will be moved to the new Citadel from the present offices at S. Dixie and Gardenia Street. Some older portions of the old headquarters will be torn down, and the balance used entirely for welfare activity. The new complex will be known as the Lan-Franchi Citadel to honor late Mrs. Anne W. LanFranchi, donor of a major portion of the funds needed for construction. The project has been in the planning stages for four years, according to Brig. Knight. The new facility should be able to handle between 350 and 500 in the Sunday school classes. It will permit the Army to expand into an entirely new program for 125 senior citizens. Design of the classrooms make it possible to handle 15 to 18 classes at different grade levels. During the weekdays these classrooms will be given over to crafts and other activities, such as for senior citizens. Another expansion will take place in nursery attention for children of those attending Citadel 1 HlMiiiWBillil'tMii'iiitb iiinfcrtPiiilHMEii i i niliiM 1 View From The Courtyard Of Proposed Salvation Army Citadel gained by the use of plastic glazing. Windows are deeply recessed, a part of the structural framework. "The courtyard is In effect an outdoor room extension to the chapel if needed," said Dailey. "It is paved, landscaped and lighted." Next to the chapel, the 5,700 square foot building's main feature is a large hall for social and other meetings. In this building will be an office for youth activities, separate locker rooms for boys and girls, and a kitchen. Opposite the chapel is the 3,000 square foot Con. On F 2, Col. 1 ters joining the units, and the mechanical service area. The designers arranged it so that outside courtyard and some areas under cover could be used as outdoor meeting areas. The courtyard, for example, is serviced with a sound system. The chapel, unlike most religious designs, has an extensive platform area, about 15 to 26 feet, to accommodate a band. Bands and choirs are Integral parts of the Salvation Army services. The chapel also has a 7 by 30 foot speaker's platform, theater-type seating, and seating is increased by the use of a balcony. A stained glass window effect has been activities, which may broaden into a day nursery operation if needed. "The complex is basically four units built around a courtyard," said Edson Dailey, designer with Powell-Edge Partnership, the architects. "These include a chapel building of 5,000 square feet, an activities building of 5,700 square feet, a classroom-nursery of 3,000 square feet (which includes an apartment for the caretaker), and an administrative-classroom structure of 5,000 square feet, which would Include a library." Much of the space under cover will be taken with the extensive covered walkways and clois IJSPW" ' s, "-"""u"" a 1 Meyers Beats Problems Of Trucking Perishables M n . - V 5 7S IB f I - : U I i - 1 ' . .'.1 k J. ' 11 Yf' it r . A A : j The high mortality rate for truckers of perishable produce does not apply to Alfred Meyers Trucking, Inc., which hac been doing business from West Palm Beach since 1940. Meyers' giant refrigerated trailer rigs travel the eastern seaboard following the crops, getting the food to market on time and in good condition. He operates In a field which, according to a recent report, shows a 75 per cent repossession rate of newcomers' trucks throughout the United States. "A produce trucker learns quickly or he gets off the road," said Alfred Meyers, ..president and founder of the company. "After you've paid for a few loads which have died on your hands, you learn. You learn how to select the right cargo for the rig, how to keep It fresh in transit, pre-, vent it from damaging your equipment, deliveV it on time and still make a profit." Watermelons can ruin a truck body If Improperly stowed. Too many grapefruit and oranges can overload truck springs. Hauling strawberries can be "dynamite" from the standpoint of rapid spoilage. Tomatoes, If not selected and packed carefully, can become juice without benefit of either Mr. Campbell or Mr. Heinz. Meyers stopped paying for spoiled loads early in the game. During the past few years he has hauled about 400 loads annually In either his own i l(;s, or rigs he arranges to use as a truck broker. iiMi ini ' ' j IT 1 ' Lmm i , .11 r - HASCO'S $135,000 ADDITION - Hotel & Apart- executives, from left: Thomas W. Whittlngton, ment Supply Corp., now renamed Hasco, has executive assistant to the president; Robert revealed plans to expand its West Palm Beach Shaw, director of design; President A. E. Fine-headquarters. Rendering of the building with Its gold; Charles Noble, chief purchaser; and Wilkie proposed second floor is being examined by Hasco C. Nash, designer. Hotel Supply Concern Expands, Changes Name SliffPhotobvPMe Gordon secretary-treasurer. Founded In 1940 with an open-body 10-wheel truck, the firm now uses weather-controlled semi-trailer rigs worth about $40,000 each and hauling up to 20 tons. PIONEER PERISHABLES TRUCKERS Moving perishable produce throughout the eastern seaboard is the lucrative but tricky business of Alfred Meyers, left, president of Alfred Meyers Trucking, Inc., and Mrs. Alice C Skaggs, Truck brokers in Florida require a $500 license to operate. Truck brokerage demands wide experience In knowing the right time r.nd the right contacts among the growers, otherwise he couldn't arrange for outside trucks to move the crops from the fields to the this field. A changing trend has been noted in project owners' furnishing desires." The bulk of the firm's busl-Cont.OnFI.Col. 1 1954. "Recently completed larger projects In New York and Miami have gained the firm a reputation as specialists In ' i marketplace profitably. Brokers are bonded to assure delivery as promised. Meyers keeps his own five tractor-trailer rigs literally hopping across the growing fields of southeastern United States. Meyers said he Is only a "small operator" with his five tractors and seven semitrailers. Each semi-trailer carries from 15 to 20 tons, depending on the cargo. A rig today costs close to $40,000 for truck tractor, semi-trailer, and automatically temperature controlled refrigeration. Ice-and-blower rigs of 20 years ago were only a $12,000 Investment. But today's standards are higher. From October to spring Meyers and other produce haulers are busy transporting produce from the fields of Palm Beach County to the farmers' market In Pompano Beach, or directly Into New York and northern markets. When the cargo Is loaded on the refrigerated truck here, the refrigeration Is set, for example, at 40 degrees Fahrenheit. It Is warm here and the truck Is cooled. But as the truck travels north It encounters gradually colder weather. In winter this Is considerably lower than 40 degrees F In New York, often to zero on the thermometer. The truck's cooling unit then automatically becomes a heating unit, keeping the cargo at the required 40 degrees until delivered. The only fear is that road conditions may delay the vehicle and cause late delivery. The trucker Is then penalized. Much of the cargo from Palm Beach area Is frozen and must be kept frozen. Such county crops as beans, squash, peppers, tomotoes, limes, and avocados require straight refrigeration at specified temperatures. Chicory, corn, lettuce and other leaf greens require Icing and refrigeration during transit. The Ice keeps the rriblsture content at a correct level. In early spring, about May 20, Meyers' operations move to Perry, Ga., to help handle the peach crop. It foUlows the peach crop ripening north. By July 4 the trucks operate from Spartanburg, S.C. and Johnson, S C. About Aug. 1 sees a switch to apples and tomatoes grown In the Henderson vllle, N.C.area. In October, the circuit starts over again with the truckers working out of Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties. Usually mid-October is the Cort.Or!,Cl. t ... '1 J Iff Hw Hotel & Apartment Supply Corp. has taken a new name, Hasco, an abbreviation ot Its old title, coincident with an expansion of services, branch activities and personnel, said A. E. Finegold, founder and president of the firm located at 4805 S. Dixie Hwy. By mid-November Hasco expects to have Its first satellite office in operation at 9071 Bls-cayne Blvd., Miami. The office will specialize In a total Interior design package and will serve south Florida. Kenneth Hull will head the new office, assisted by Paul Swartz in sales and Bill Kramer In design and planning. Hull and Kramer are both registered Interior decorators. Thomas W. Whittlngton Is now executive assistant to the president ar.J has been placed in charge of the expansion program. Whittlngton has 15 years of contract sales and administrative experience. He has held similar positions with Sears Contract Division, Baltimore, Md.; Revere-Kogud Dubb, Washington, D.C.; and Kroehler Contract Division, New York. N.Y. Wllkle C. Nash, formerly with Revere-Kogud Dubb also Joins the firm's design staff. He is a graduate designer from Indiana University and the National Art Academy, Washington, D.C. Charles Noble, formerly with Marshall Field's, Chicago, 111., heads the new purchasing division of the company. In line with the firm's expansion plans, there will be a $135,000 second floor added to Its existing building on S. Dixie Hwy. Hasco hopes to start construction !n time to open next spring. The firm has recently taken over 20,000 square feet of warehouse space on Bunker Road, bringing Its total square footage to 45,000 In overall use locally. "The current boom In hotel, motel and apartment house construction locally and throughout the country has made us take these steps to keep pace with the growing market," said Finegold. "The firm has been supplying linens, carpets and furnishings to mostly local facilities since 4 JJ!'iiiiiiiimiii" .Mini -I . p5S V-jpffJ - m i r L to be erected In time for spring classes. The 7,000 square foot building will be used for University of Florida graduate engineering students who have been using temporary quarters In the Bazaar Plaza since 1964. GROUND READY - Official groundbreaking ceremonies will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, for the Palm Beach Graduate Engineering Center at I-93 and 45th Street. Ground preparation is now complete for the $150,000 building,

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