The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 22, 1968 · Page 50
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 50

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, November 22, 1968
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Page 2 Agriculture Chief Stresses Farm 'Success Story' FORT PIERCE - Kicking off St. Lucie County's first Farm city Week at a barbe-que Monday which featured the mainstays of local agricultural production, Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture Doule Conner described the "success story" of the American farmer as "unparalleled compared to industry or any other group." Commending St. Lucie County for its "prominent agricul ture", Conner said the cross section of agriculture leaders working with business and industry here "spells nothing but success." Conner said that St. Lucie ranked fourth in the state during the 1967 68 season in the production of citrus, trailing third ranking Orange County by only 72.000 boxes of citrus. With the past profitable citrus season putting St. Lucie "in the black" for the second year, he predicted the county would soon move to third place. Turning to a discussion of agriculture's successes and failures during the past 25 years, Conner said Florida's gross farm income had increased from $352.5 million to more than $1 billion during that period, with the average farm income increasing from $5,686 to $28,708 this past year. On the other side of the ledger, he said, the number q( farms in the itefe has de-' clined from 62,000 to 37,000. But at the same time, Conner added, the size of the average farm has increased from 215 to 438 acres. And, Conner pointed out, these 37,000 farmers "maybe 20,000 in years to come" were responsible for supplying the agricultural and food needs of Florida. "It's true many farmers are leaving the land, but those who are remaining with the soil are improving their land, increasing its size and improving their technological know-how," he said. Conner said the American farmer today produces food for himself and 40 others, whereas in 1960, the farmer was feeding himself and 26 others. Following Conner's speech. Downtown Kiwanis Club President Dave Calvert presented him a special Farm-City award on behalf of the Ki-wanians and the Chamber of Commerce's agribusiness committee, co-sponsors of the week-long schedule Of agriculturally-oriented events. Also recognized was John Scott, recipient of the Young Cattleman of the Year award, presented by Conner on behalf of the St. Lucie Cattlemen's Association, another Farm City Week sponsor. Other sponsoring organizations are the St. Lucie County Farm Bureau, the St. Lucie County Cowbelles and the Dan McCarty High Chapter of the Future Farmers of America. "We pay less for food than any other country, he said, pointing out that about 18 per cent of the American wage earner's take-home pay was spent for food, compared with about 50 per cent spent in Russia and 75 per cent or more in other countries. rn7 INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE 25 OFF ON ALL . . . DRESSES SHIFTS SPORTSWEAR SLACKS AND BLOUSES SHORTS, ETC. THIS IS OUR ANNUAL STOREWIDE CLEARANCE IMAGINE t RACK OF DRESSES Vi PRICE. Peggy HEADY TO WEAR 400.1 BROADWAY Vd . P. II. NEXT TO EDWARDS PIPE AND TOHACCO ...j A'sthineJ I fruit imiirJl I I 0A11T QUOTA .... ibhib A.v7 CS THERAGRAN-M f MULTIVITAMINS 1 fJJ V '"S" 7 Vol.. I M V.Im yJT!, 1 yu3LJ f VITAMIN j f TABLETS f EFFEROENT j f C0NTAC j V L- i Ul X XlUVIuTV XjJOun mODELS- IOOCounl K0TEI tr piavtex W wmR f CAL M00ESS 1 I disposable If U'OMS If If 1 V wv. J BOTTLES 11 ""v,lw ) m A T SSUE 6oz. f"M0N "r pIlliwXf1'4 Vo," I VICKS 44 1 f hnson $ CASE ( "IMT I I J I PLEIBE I Z I 1 are Paul Driscoll, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee, and John Brooker, right, Manager of the State Farmers Market at Fort Pierce. FARM-CITY AWARD - David Calvert, left, president of the Downtown Fort Pierce Kiwanis Club, presents a special Farm-City Award to Florida Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner. Looking on Cornille Installed Cancer Chief At Fort Pierce PRE-HOLIDAY CLEARANCE SALE S500 AND$1000 Values to $50!!! COUPON - V PHONE 848.1 0.O.h m l VALUABLE I FREE DELIVERY couroN SSAH Wl tfsitvi thi iioht CA ACE DEPT. COOP 1 1 J I Thro ON ANY $3.00 PUtCHASI FROM OUI COSMETIC DEPT. GOOD 1 121 Thru 1 124 Committee chairman appointments included the Rev. Mr. Long, public education; Mrs. Gortner. service; and Mrs. Sneed. publicity. r J Dress and Sportswear Sizes 3 thru 15 and Jr. Petites FORT PIERCE - Dr. Alfred J. Cornille was installed president of the St. Lucie County Unit of the American Cancer Society at a dinner at the Holiday Inn. The installing officer was County Commission Chairman John B. Park, who also introduced City Commissioner Lee Nelson, vice president; Mrs. Gale DeCordre, recording secretary; Mrs. Peggy Barry, treasurer; Mrs. Jack Tierney, corresponding secretary; and Dr. George Theodorou, medical adviser. Last year the. local, of the Cancer Society and the Red Cross combined forces to ALL APARTMENTS ON THE INTRAC0ASTAL Hours: Mon.-Sai. 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. OPEN FKI. EVE TILL 9 P.M. NEW... JL- WATERWAY ... WITH LAKE VIEW. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES SHOP IHf STORE THAT SAVES YOU MORE.... rrrvf ma I --fis ,0 9:00 weekiyV iSSr 8:00 ,0 6:00 SUNDAYk jjrUcean Blvd., Jupiter itffiJIG DOLLAflB 512701 Old Dixie HwyV gjviera Beachr LC ADJACENT TO NORTH PALM BEACH MARINA AND NEABY NORTH PALM BEACH COUNTRY CLUB . . . 2 BEDROOMS 2 BATHS "MDDIATi USDA GRADE A WAYNE FARMS provide cancer dressings for patients. Mrs. George Gort-ner, service chairman, reported that 25 women had donated their services to sew these dressings. The Beautiful Waters Homemaking Club was commended for its assistance a total of 6,500 hours making dressings to be given to cancer patients. Women of the Community Methodist Church donated 200 hours, and special praise was given to Mrs. Edith Adams for her efforts in this cause, and to Mrs. Charles Mann of the American Red Cross for coordinating the work. Other reports were made by the Rev. George Long, public . education chairman, who said he brought films and talks on cancer detection and prevention into several schools, civic clubs and PTA organizations. Members of the board of directors, two-year terms, are Dr. S. Phillips Rowe. the retiring president, who was commended for his work ; Dr. Martin G. Gould, Dr. Theodorou; Dr. C. C . Benton, William P. Hegerty, Mrs. Paul MacMahon and the Rev. Long. Members of the board filling one-year terms are William T. Burney Mrs. Ben L. Bryan Jr., Dr. M. F. Watkins, Mrs. Martin Gould, Mrs. George Gortner. Mrs. Robert Mason, Mrs. Claire Pottorff, Mrs. Ethel Kicliter, Mrs. Dan McCarty, Mfs. Frances Bost, Mrs. Floyd LaMont. Mrs. J. W. Sneed Jr., and Mrs. Francis J. Carbonara. Carnival, Dance Set Saturday PALM BEACH GARDENS-The Booster Club of Palm Beach Gardens High School will sponsor a carnival and teenage dance Saturday. The Gator Gathering will begin at 1:30 p.m., with a parade through the city of Palm Beach Gardens, ending at the high school. The parade will be followed by a concert by the high school band. Carnival time will be 2 p.m., and it will continue until 11 p.m. There will be booths and games for all ages. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and coffee will be available on the school grounds. The day will be climaxed by a teen-age dance at the school gym, featuring two bands, the Monopoly and the Blue Wedge. Martin Schools To Aid Needy STUART - With the holiday season near, Martin County schools will participate in a clothing and food programs to aid needy children and families. School Supt. James Na-vitsky said. Children are being asked to take clothing for boys and girls to the schools, and the maintenance department personnel will collect clothing. Navitsky also pointed out that the schools will participate in the Christmas food program with the Salvation Army. 35b.1 l24 AVG. 1016 AVG. rat TOM TURKEYS roiixc HEN TURKEYS MARTWIGS GRADE A U.S. DA. BAKING HENS Individual Central Air Conditioning and Heating Sound proof ... G.E. Kitchen Nylon CARPETING AND PRE-WIRED T.V. CABLE FOR COLOR T.V. . . . PRE-WIRING for telephone SELF cleaning oven Dishwasher Frost-free Refrigerator o Disposal Custom Cabinets 2 Huge walk in closets Elevator Docking facilities A-A-A Construction AND MUCH, MUCH MORE INCLUDING A LAVISH 2 STORY CLUB HOUSE WITH SAUNA BATHS AND A HEATED POOL 1,400 SQ. FT. - LIVING ROOM ld4X too D KITCHEN U 8.0X12.0 I I DINING f I I I l O X 12.0 BEDROOM CL 130 X 13.0 CL-J I La FOYER I L H . J I BATH I BEDROOM 13.0 X 16.0 O 1 faiX US CHOICE WESTERN BEEF STEAK SIRLOIN-T BONES PORTER HOUSE $09 0 c $ PRICED FROM 26,900 If DIET MAYONNAISE or MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE lUlfin MIRACLE WHIP JUST 29qt Limit one . . . with $10 or LOCATION IS IMPORTANT . . . ADJACENT TO THE NORTH PALM BEACH MARINA N.P.B. 28-YACHT CLUB DRIVE JUST 29.V Limit one . . . with $10. Order or More (Excluding Cigarettes) more (Excluding Cigarettes) FANCY GEORGIA FURNISHED APARTMENT OPEN TILL 5:30 P.M. OCEAN SPRAY CRANBERRIES SWEET POTATOES LB. 9 LB. J CARTON 3 FOR developed by ATLANTIC LAND CO. Phone 842-6191 ALL PRICES GOOD THRU WED. 1 1 -27-68 WE WILL BE OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY FROM 8 AM - 1 PM FOR YOUR SHOPPING CONVENIENCE ROBERT O. FULOHAM PRESIDENT THOMAS P. BEEOlf EXEC. VICI PRES. SALES JAMES W. CARR V. PRIS. CONSTRUCTION RESERVATIONS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR MARCH OCCUPANCY IN SECOND BUILDING ' FURNISHINGS BYt GRANT FURNITURE CO.

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