The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 23, 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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Saturday, November 23, 1968
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Fanciers Of Orchids Welcome I I i FOR OMEN ! I 8-Palm Beach Poit-Tlma, Saturday, Nov. j CONSERVATION CHAIRMAN - William B. Harris (left) heads the project of the Tropical Orchid Society at Pine Jog Conservation Center. pt3-'! vspix .vri ft-m&s y ) - - Jfipfh l S -v V ; iff jA Vs& 4&uwNL -kWBwM. DELICACY AND GRACE - Jay Jar-rett, (below left), naturalist at Pine Jog, examines the fine tracery of a tropical orchid spray. The garden sport of royalty, cultivating of tropical orchids, has drawn together a group of devotees into one of the newest organizations in Palm Beach County. The Tropical Orchid Society has about 85 members and meets monthly to learn the aspects of orchid growing. Members display for each other's enjoyment and learning their pet plants, and exchange ideas. They have already had an orchid display at the Palm Beach Mall, won third place in the Miami Beach summer show, and had a smaller display at Pal m Beach J unior College. Richard H. Gross is president of the society; Glen A. Marsteller, vice president; Mary Cefalu, secretary, and Jim Anstis. treasurer. The society, even though a yearling, has a conservation project of establishing native species at Pine Jog Conservation Center. "We hope also to grow native orchids from seed to reestablish them in the wilds of South Florida,"' promises Mr. Gross. The meetings are open to all. every fourth Thursday except Thanksgiving, at 8 p.m. at the center on Summit Blvd. Have a super orchid? Come and show it off! A FRAGILE BLOOM - Mrs. Roger Is'dlee, (below right), secretary at Pine Jog center, admires the delicate beauty of a tropical orchid displayed by the Society. The Orchid Is A Regal Lady Blooming 7 if I II S f In A Commoner's Garden 1V-. -'A xf X. AROUND COMMON LOVE - They're not members of Robin Hood's band in Sherwood but Tropical Orchid Society members admiring a variety. Left to right, Jay Jarrett, Pine Jog naturalist; president Richard H. Gross, William B. Harris, and C. Richard Tillis, director of Pine Jog Conservation Center. This sylvan setting is their classroom. if.," i -, w i.'.Ali Photos By Ursula Seemann ANOTHER GIFT - President Richard H. Gross presents another gorgeous tropical orchid species to C. Richarc Tillis , for display at the Pine Jog center. Tillis is the center director. E.fftf . .. - t,, If x w fit" . vvX Add Them All Up And You Have Ethel Kennedy She used to josh that on the campaign trail she was often taken for Bobby's mother. lives in private plane crashes) but occasionally has done so. On take-offs and landings her hand would tensely grip the seats. During the recent Indiana primary, she refused to take a smali private plane hop with Bobby, from Indianapolis to Kokomo, and took a car By PAUL STEINER NEW YORK (W.NS) - Any day now Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedv. will give birth to her 11th child. Here's a thumbnail sketch of a still-young woman whose life has been so full and so tragic. Although born in Chicago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Skakel (estimated wealth: about $300 million i. she grew up in New Jersey and Greenwich, Conn., the sixth of seven children. She first met Bobby Kennedv. her future husband, at a Canadian ski lodge. She was only 17 at the time, so Bobby dated her elder sister Pat for about two years. She was officially introduced to Bobby by her roommate Jean Kennedy. Bobby's sister. After she graduated from Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart (she never attended any other than Catholic schools i in June 1950. she and Bobby were wed. with brother John acting as best man. She has always been terrified of flying (both her parents anda brother lost their starving horse tied up in a chicken coop near her Virginia estate, she led it home, was later accused by the owner of horse theft. She won an acquittal and the horse's owner was convicted of cruelty to animals, after she testified that the horse was "the saddest sight I ever saw," and "just a bag of bones." Although she has a large staff, including a nurse and governess, she would usually change each baby's diapers herself and bathe him. She also always personally bought all the children's clothes. (In contrast, sister-in-law Jackie and in the language of the country he was visiting. She hiked and walked, long before jogging became popular. She s an experienced skier and skied with Bobby all over the world. Wherr she had a three-hour layover in Snowball. N'.M. during RFK's campaign in the west, she executed six difficult ski runs, instead of just relaxing in town. She also swims, plays tennis, ice-skates and rides. In fact, as a teenager she cleared a 6-foot 9-inch hurdle in a jumping competition. card, she dressed her then eight children in nightgowns and photographed the assembly in their barn. Although always fashion-conscious, she is usually uncertain on what to buy for her own wardrobe, or furnishings for her homes. She is used to leaning on the advice and opinion of her friends. She never pretended to be an intellectual, but always kept up with the newspapers and a wide range of books bestsellers as well as current religious works. In 1963. when she noticed a early sent little Caroline to select her own dresses.) She always enjoyed kidding about her large brood. Once, when a reporter arrived at her Hickory Hill home and none of the kids were in sight, he asked: "Where did you hide them, ma'am?" "We only have them to get in the papers," she laughed, "then we farm them out." Fiercely loyal to her husband, she would occasionally telephone a broadcaster she knew personally and, like Harry Truman used to do, chide him about something nasty he said or wrote about Bobby. She always worried about gaining weight (non-pregnancy connected weight i. "I wear size 6 in coats, 8 in dresses and a 16 in slacks," she'd say, putting her hands on her hips. When Bobby, as attorney general, went after racketeering labor leaders, Ethel, referring to her frequent pregnancies, often used the quip: "I know more about labor than my husband does." For their 1964 Christmas When campaigning for her husband, she usually avoided making speeches, just made "appearances. " When her husband toured Europe last year, he sent Ethel a cable every day, always with the same fond message.

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