The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida on November 16, 1965 · Page 1
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5-Day Forecast Temperatures through next Saturday are expected to average near or slightly above the seasonal normal. Normal high 70 to 75 north and near 80 south portion. Normal low 50s north and 60s south. Rainfall is expected to be light with amounts mainly less than one quarter inch. Vo. 81 o. 187 36 Tapes entmel Cause Of Power Failure Learned . . . Pg. 3.A Tis a Privilege to Live in Central Florida Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, November 16, 1963 IENTINPL TELETHONS 10 Cls. Facility To Employ 4,000 May Be Ready In 3 Years Disney Tells Of $100 Million Project Exact Nature Of Attractions To Be Decided By ELVIS LANE StntiMl Stiff Walt Disney, an artist with the greatest of imaginations, Monday left a lot to the imagination. But these facts did emerge during his visit to Orlando: The Disney entertainment project in Orange and Osceola Counties will be bigger and better than California's Disneyland. IT WILL COST more than $100 million to prepare it and it will employ 4,000 persons. Also, there are to be two incorporated communities in the Disney project one to be named, "Tomor row," and the other, "Yesterday." The Disney entertainment center will be "fresh and unique" but it will not be called Disneyland. GOV. HAYDON Burns said, "There is only one Disneyland and that is in California." Disney, seated beside Burns, nodded in agreement. Disney added that at present he has no idea what his new entertainment attraction will be called. But it will be much bigger than. Disneyland was when it started, he agreed. "IT HAS TO be," he explained. The public will expect that from Disney Productions, he added. Disneyland in California originally represented a $17 million investment. It was built on 200 acres which formerly was an orange grove. Gov. Burns estimated that the Disney attraction along with Cape Kennedy will increase tourism in Florida from 50 to 100 per cent. ABOUT IS million tourists now visit Florida yearly and they spend an estimated $3 billion here. Burns also said that from this amount which goes to sales, gasoline and other taxes comes 17 per cent of tax income received by the state. Disney said that he did not know whether his entertainment center or centers will be located in Orange or Osceola County. BEFORE M EETING with government, business and civic leaders, Disney disclosed that at one time he considered locating his second entertainment project in the St. Louis area. "That didn't work out," he said. At the first meeting which jam-packed the Cherry Plaza's Egyptian Room Disney told that he had considered many other sites before deciding on Florida. HE REPEATED this again at the press conference, "the largest ever in Florida," according to Gov. Burns. At neither of these meetings did he mention that St. Louis at one time had been under serious consideration. Gov. Burns, when he referred to "the 30,000 acres purchased in Orange and Osceola Counties," was corrected by Disney. "IT'S 27,000 acres," Disney said. Disney explained that he had learned a lesson from Disneyland and that was simply to purchase enough land to control the environment around the entertainment he plans to build in Florida. Disneyland, he frankly admit- RESERVE NOW THANKSGIVING BUFFET SKYLINE BUFFET Order Your Extra Copies of the Orlando Sentinel ennuol PICTORIAL EDITION Hundreds of pictures, mony in color, telling the up-to-the-minute Central Florida Story. You will find hondy mailing coupons on page 12-A of today! paper. f 4T J ' ft - I ' i It I i A ted, is surrounded by many honky-tonks and gaudiness over which he has no control, "but we get blamed for it." j THAT WON'T happen in Florida, Disney pointed out. "Here, we have plenty of land." The audience at the first meeting estimated from 400 to 500 persons kept waiting for Disney to be specific about what he planned to build. And newsmen at the press conference tried to pin him down. He still spoke in generalities. HE FINALLY admitted that whatever he planned for Central Florida "might be completed" within three years from now. Disney stressed how much planning must be done, how many creative people are involved and "all this takes time." At one time he described how V ' i '-V; : . t fa"- i : i r ' - - - '- : d n riM.-.,.. no linn - ! I (Sntinf Photo Jim Mvnc'er) DISNEY EMPHASIZES POINT DURING CONFERENCE ... Gov. Burns listens as producer telli of plans f I U t v. il hi f7 11. 'IkUift. ... . I I . ' t'1! Walt Disney, Gov. animated human and animal figures can now be built so they appear lifelike. It's due to electronics, he explained, and it's "animating the inanimate." BUT, NO, HE didn't know for certain if these will be used in his Florida attraction. But then, on the other hand, they might be. Disney talked glowingly of the future but evaded whether his project or projects would be a "City of Tomorrow." True, he later said that one of his communities will be named "Tomorrow." But, he explained, such a city might be outdated before construction is finished. DISNEY HAS thought for sometime about a model city, he admitted. And in such a model city there would not be much automobile traffic, Disney added. Nor will jet planes fly overhead. W .t i 4 ft ; 11 , 1 ! t ; ' 5 I'll i ; i I ! 1 I ! I I 1 ! ', i : ' ' ' ' r ' ' 1 4 - I Ti : I I s 5 - S I I v 5 1 :t 1 1 t I ? iti, . ; .t it ; r ill it ! s I t -I 1 it- i S I .2 I v. ,l i I i I t i t 1 t I i ti ! M -''Is! -i ! lip 1 1 V if I i f V v t 1 1 ' J . 1 I ; 4 If! A l 'th ? ' r '" ' ...- 1 Burns, Roy Disney Preside At Conference jiiiHiiiHniiiHHiiimiiiiiiiiiiHiimiimHiHimiiiiiniHiHiiniMiMJS Disney Inside Disney landpureha story reads like Bond thriller , . , Pg. 2 'A Guest lint of those attending Disney presentation . , , Pg. 4-A I Full page of picture ... Pg. 7- A 1 Orange, Osceola commissiorierB pledge support . . . Pg. ll-A I Disney boom compared to f pnf ope by state cabinet ... 1 I Pg. 1C I illlllllllHIIIimilllllMIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIillllllllMIIIIIIIIIHIIli He told The Sentinel that "Florida weather must be studied for temperature and humidity" before decisions can be made as "to how many attractions will be outdoors and how many will be indoors." DISNEY DID not like to describe his planned project as an "entertainment" center. He and Gov. Burns frequently substituted "recreation" for "entertainment." But Disney emphasized that his "entertainment" is for the family. Once, in an aside, he said, "Families should be kept together." At the press conference attended by some 350 persons he said he has no plans to use atomic power at his Florida attraction. GOV. BURNS repeatedly tried to duck answering whether he would call a special session of the legislature for the Disney project. Finally, he said, that if there is need for one, he will call it. Burns emphasized that Disney and his executives have not asked for "preferential" treatment. But there are "peculiarities" in the entertainment world that make it different from other businesses, Burns explained. FOR INSTANCE, it may take five or six efforts before an artistic effort is successful, Burns explained. "And should sales tax exemptions be allowed in these cases?" he asked. Anyway, attorneys for Disney are preparing a list of the legal needs for his project and they will (Continued back page this section) Sentinel Coast Guardsman Testifies Death Ship MIAMI, The cruise ship Yarmouth Castle passed a Coast Guard safety check three weeks before she sailed to a fiery death in the Atlantic, an investigator said Monday. Coast Guard Captain V. G. Niebergall said the finding of a preliminary investigation disputed complaints from survivors that the Yarmouth Castle was poorly equipped to cope with the holocaust that swept the vessel Saturday. BELIEVED to have ridden the ship to the bottom were two crew members and 81 passengers, some thought to have burned to death in their cabins. One passenger died of his burns in a hospital. Many surviving passengers said there was no warning as the fire raged through the ship that the water sprinkler system failed to operate, that fire hoses lay unused on the deck.and that four of 14 lifeboats were lowered. ''Three weeks before the Yarmouth Castle sailed, we held a fire drill aboard the ship in accordance with the International Convention for Safety of Ships at Sea," Niebergall said. "It was in compliance with the international regulations. "INTERNATIONAL convention allows one half hour to get lifeboats into the water," said Niebergall, head of the 7th Coast Guard District's Merchant Marine RFK Backs LBJ SANTIAGO, Chile (UPI) Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N. Y., said Monday he will not seek the nomination as U. S. presidential candidate in 1968 because he supports President Johnson for reelection. Kennedy said he will seek Senate reelection in 1970. Living Color Photo by Harold Kylel Passed Test Safety Division. "This boat got its Doats into me waier in eigni minutes." . . He said he had testimony that the fire hoses were used until the water "petered out" but by that time, he said, "All the water in the world wouldn't have done any good." In fact, Niebergall added, the weight of the water poured on the fire from the hoses may have hastened the sinking of the Yarmouth Castle. AND HE SAID testimony from crewmen indicated that the sprinkler system and other safety devices worked satisfactorily. (Continued back page this section) Bonus Page Classified Comics Editorial Financial 15A Movies 7C Obituaries 4C Radio-TV f A Sports f.B Women 13A 6C 14A IB 2C Cracker Jim Sez: There had oughter be more of them clouds with us today than what there was yestiddy. Iffin them signs are readin rite, an I'm shore thinkin they are, hit'H be a little cooler today. Them breezes are gonna be blowin from outen the northeast and when they're from that direction this time of year they have a nip to em in the mornin an evenings. Today's Weather Partly cloudy with high in the low 80s. Northeast to east winds five to 15 m.p.h. Weather map. data Pg. 3-A. i t

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