The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 24, 1968 · Page 153
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 153

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 24, 1968
Page 153
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j " ' . : ""P" 7 J HBf for nios OFATUS inisEil Ik by Rosalind Massow Henry Ringling North, the circus magnate, was showing friends in New York plans of a ranch he was building in Kilconnell, Ireland. Why Kilconnell? he was asked. "Simple," said North. "It's near Shannon Airport and convenient to my homes in the U.S. and Rome." Incredible? Not at all. Ten years of jet planes, a growing affluence and the option of choosing the weather you want any time of the year, have spawned a new class of pleasure travelersthe long-distance air commuter. A New Yorker installs his family in Bermuda for the summer and flies down weekends to enjoy the cool breezes. A San Franciscan packs the artichokes, fresh crabs and California wine and boards a plane Friday nights with his family for the 422-mile trip to their home in Palm Springs, Calif. A Chicago insurance man jets to his condominium in Aspen, Colo., for skiing weekends and a New York shoe buyer makes the 12:45 p.m. Pan American flight out of Kennedy Airport for the Virgin Islands every Friday during the winter and arrives in St. Thomas three hours and 25 minutes later. rr .. i.-- rxz, y?"' - . ,. , r J - : . 1 1 ... . - .-a I o,n and Sarah Bohmker take their ease at Palm Springs home. They fly there on weekends horn San Francisco wi with their children. 22 PARADt NOVCMBCR 24,

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