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rSENTINEL SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 1966 Aquarian Society Is Located 'Far Out 'OT TTliT Section B i mM mnmmmft mm By VIRGINIA SNYDER - ' (Staff Writer) WEST PALM BEACH -There is nothing strange and unusual about the founder and members of the Aquarian Research Society of West Palm Beach. r, Mrs. Harriet Boswell, executive director and founder SEMINAR ONUFO'S ( WEST PALM BEACH-' Unidentified flying objects (UFOs), will highlight the seminar which the Aquarian Research Society has scheduled at the George Washington Hotel in West Palm Beach Nov. 18, 19 and 20. Among the speakers will be a flier who was court-martialed when he claimed he was kidnapped .. by space people and kept, , with his plane, in a UFO for four hours before being released; Mel Noel, ' Project Blue Book flier who was written up by Drew Pearson in a recent ' column; and Prof. Marsico Genovese, whose brother worked with Marconi in developing the wireless. , Also scheduled are Rob ert Beggs, who will speak on the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Robert Plimpton, one I the founders of the American Dowsing Society. Schools Schedule i.i "... Workshops WEST PALM BEACH-Work-ihops for elementary school principals have been scheduled in the north, south and Glades areas of the county, it was announced by County Superintendent Robert W. Fulton. The main item on the agenda will be discussions on a proposal to extend the Mathematics Project, currently in progress in the secondary schools, into the fifth and sixth grades of the elementary schools during the 1967-68 school year. Dr. Jack Foley and Leroy Smith, both of the Department of Instruction, of the Palm Beach County school system, will assist in the discussion. ' Workshops are scheduled: Glades area, Nov. 8, 10:00 a.m., P a h o k e e Elementary School; North County area, Nov. 9, 10:00 a.m., administrative annex, conference room; South County area, Nov. 15, 10:00 a.m., administrative annex, conference room. Religious Week Set On Campus LAKE WORTH - Observance of Religious Emphasis Week at Palm Beach Junior College gets under way Monday at 11 a.m. with a talk by the pastor of the Good Shepherd Methodist Church, Rev. William Caldwell. Rev. Caldwell's topic for the talk, in the Student Activity Center, will be "Campus Gods on Trial." A question period will follow. Four other speakers from four different denominations are scheduled during the week: Tuesday: Rev. Edward J. Watson, Rector of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Lake Worth. . Wednesday: Rev. Matthew Graham of St. Edwards Catholic Church, Palm Beach. Thursday: Ken Johnson, Baptist layman from West Palm Beach. Friday: Charles B. Mays. Christian Science Practitioner from Miami. ' WATER CONVENTION PALM SPRINGS - Village Clerk Ed Young and Bob Pratt of the water plant will attend the Joint convention of the Florida section, American Water Works Assn., and Pollution Control Assn., Sunday through Wednesday at the Diplomat, Haywood. of the society, said the group is interested in studying all aspects of extrasensory perception (ESP), unidentified flying objects (UFOs), and other related phenomena. Mrs. Boswell, who moved to Florida in 1924, said she has always been interested in the things that are considered "far out" by most people. She has found that all Governor Poll Due AtFAU BOCA RATON-Youth may show the way Tuesday and Wednesday, when a poll on the gubernatorial election will be taken at Florida Atlantic University. Purpose of the poll, which is to be conducted by the University's Political Union, is threefold. It will determine the student preference, pinpoint any change in voter attitude between the primary and election dates, and find out if there is a difference between the preferences of student voters and non-voters. Students will be asked three questions: their preference in the governor's race, which candidate they supported in the primary, and whether or not they are registered voters. No politicking will be permitted within twenty feet of the area of the poll which will be conducted on the walkway In the central patio area. Results will be tabulated Tuesday evening and released the following morning. Officiating at the ballot counting will be Robert L. Breitenstein, dean of men, Dr. Robert J. Huckshorn, professor of political science, and Dr. Douglas S. Gatlin, professor of political science. A similar poll was conducted by the Union during the summer on the Democratic primary. The Political Union is associated with the Florida Center for Education in Politics, an organization of faculty and students concerned with promoting interest in bipartisan politics. 10,000 Sec Ceremony Palm Beach Airport Dedicates Terminal By LYNN KLEIN (Staff Writer) WEST PALM BEACH -An estimated 10,000 spectators turned out Saturday to attend the dedication of Palm Beach International Airport's brand new $4.3 million terminal complex. The ultra-modern complex, which includes a two-level passenger terminal, a freight station, a Customs house and miles of additional runway, has been under construction for the past year. GUEST SPEAKER The hour-long dedication began at noon in front of the eggshell white passenger terminal. Featured speaker of the day was James G. Rogers, southern regional director of the federal aviation agency, who told an audience packed with county VIPs that the new facility is a concrete example of the area's growth. Listening were Airport Director Frank Sakser, County Commission chairman George V. Warren, County Commissioners Lake Lvtal, E. F. Van Kessel, Edward W. Bandlow and E. W. (Bud) Weaver, Judge Robert S. Hewitt, George B. Preston of the Greater West Pa'm Beach Chamber of Commerce, and scores of representatives from the major airlines, surrounding communities, local industries and nearby airports. During the ceremony, Mrs. Darrel Miller, immediate past present of the Zonta Club, of these things are so simple, she said "the simplicity defeats everybody." She said, "In -all the time I've been teaching people to see auras, for example, only two people have failed to see them. "A high sensitivity to psychic things is just as great a gift as having a talent for art or music. "The society is trying to V- (Staff photo by Larry Thompson) CHAPEL CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSES . . . St. Andrews gets $50,000 grant $50,000 Aids Chapel Work BOCA RATON Eugene J. Curtis, Jr., headmaster of Saint Andrews School has announced a grant of $50,000 from the Episcopal Diocese of South Florida towards the completion of the school's chapel. The chapel is being built as a memorial to Alexander D. Henderson, a founder and trustee of Saint Andrews School. He served as mayor of Hillsboro Beach and administrator of Hillsboro Country Day School prior to his death in 1964. The raising of the three-ton steeple to the chapel roof Friday marked progress on the $157,000 structure, which will be completed early in 1967. The chapel will also house the theology and music departments of the school. Since Saint Andrews School opened in September of 1962, a chickee chapel, built by the Seminole Indians, has served for the school's church services. Consecration of the chapel is tentatively set for Ash Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1967. unveiled a plaque dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Grace Morrison, the Palm Beach County aviatrix after whom the airport was originally named. Events highlighting the day included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by members of the U. S. Marine Corps, a musical program presented by the Palm Beach High Pinter Supplied File On Varon By MAUREEN COLLINS (Staff Writer) Former Broward sheriff's deputy and grand jury special investigator Frank Pinter said Saturday he was responsible for digging up 1958 court records which were used by the Broward County Crime Commission in a statement Friday alleging Democratic Congressional candidate Joseph A. Varon was engaged in business with a national crime figure. Pinter said he gave copies of the court records to the crime commission because he is a supporter of Varon's opponent. Republican J. Herbert Burke. Crime Commission president Harold B. Hayes release three-page statement clear up and force out the fradudulent practices by endorsing only genuine psychics," she explained. There are close to 100 members in West Palm Beach and about 9 in the Ft. Lauderdale chapter, which was formed last year. Mrs. Boswell said she has had inquiries about starting other chapters from all over the state, Grant School Band and a parachute jumping exhibition sponsored by the West Palm Beach Ki-wanis Club in conjunction with the club's annual kid day. The massive new complex, to replace the airport's old terminal which is more than a decade old, was financed under the terms of a multi-million dollar revenue bond issue. from the commission which said Varn had acknowledged he had been in business with Meyer Lansky, whom the statement identified as "a known member of a national crime syndicate." (For a full text of the statement, see page 2B.) Pinter said he received an anonymous phone call informing him of the 1958 court case, a tax lien suit filed by the federal government against Varon, Lansky, deported racketeer Michael Spinella and 10 others. ' While en route to New York on personal business, I stopped in Atlanta and looked up the federal records on this suit," Pinter said. "I had copies made and I brought them back here and gave them to the crime commission' and from as far away as Iowa and Washington, D.C. "We started out with a small discussion group in my home," she laughed. "Now we' are a tax-exempt, educational organization with an acre of ground and plans for a building that will house a laboratory, library, classrooms, and office. And I have a more than, full-time job Boca's CIP Plan .Draws Criticism Ex-City Officials Concerned By LARRY THOMPSON (Staff Writer) BOCA RATON Former city auditor Byrd F. Marshall is critical of several aspects of the city's proposed $3.5 million capi tal improvements program (CIP) coming up for referendum Nov. 8. Marshall declared the city plans to use property tax money to pay for water and sewer line installations. He said Saturday they should be financed by water and sewer revenues. In the CIP offering, City Manager Alan Alford and the council have included some $539,500 worth of water and sewer lines in two phases of the program. "Why should property taxes be used to support the water and sewer system?" Marshall asked. Council recently okayed reve nue certificate validation proceedings for a $2.4 million out fall system. They also approved a $500,000 sewer project in the near north end of the city. Mar shall said these projects will place a considerable burden on the taxpayer.. According to the accountant, Boca will face a raise in taxes in two or three years if the city council continues its present fiscal policy. "Taking water and sewer funds to help pay costs in the general fund and then taking general funds to help subsidize the water and sewer operation is not practical," Marshall declared. AGAINST BORROWING He is against borrowing money at this time at today's interest rates for projects that will not be initiated for another two to three years. He also questioned the reason for bor rowing money for a fire station when funds have been allocated for such a facility in a previous (1964-65) budget. A major fallacy of the program is the fact that no estimated annual maintenance cost of the items sought is in the cost plan offered, Marshall stated. The charter requires any capital improvement project proposed to have annual costs of operation and maintenance spelled out. He noted that maintenance costs could alter the overall cost of the program considerably. He also expressed strong reservations about the Garden Apartments acquisition issue. By excluding the aforementioned items, the entire pro gram could be cut to $1,395,000, he said. Remembering other borrowing done recently (beach bonds) plus anticipated borrowing (outfall) the lower capital financing would seem more reasonable, Marshall asserted. DANE COMMENTS Another former city official. Hal C. Dane, also attacked the program's fiscal soundness. Dane said the pool and park sites, if the voters want them, should be paid off in taxes on a one-year basis rather than over1. a thirty year span with interest added. He also favored assessment! of street repairs and payment' through water and sewer funds for such service lines. He; charged the submission of a $75,000 issue for a fire substa-i tion was a "silly" request. He; asserted the city council could. find funds in present income for such a purpose. as executive director and editor of the newsletter." Very often extracurricular things come up that are time-consuming but which can prove interesting and rewarding. Last year, for instance, she said there was a case of a missing person in the West Palm Beach area and one of the ARS members through i I M In k few?: . frST -JM&- A - V' (Staff photo by Larry Thomotw) 'WE ARE A FAMILY SCHOOL,' SAYS HEADMASTER KOEHLER . , he observes students, from left, Greg Watson, Laurie Wood and Craig Shapllo Little Red Schoolhouse Was Never Like This By LARRY THOMPSON (Staff Writer) BOCA RATON Those who remember the almost extinct "Little Red School-house" may be surprised to learn there is one operating in Boca Raton. A return to the old style of teaching has been accomplished by Holly Brook Academy. Classes of seven to ten pupils are the rule at this conservative school. While the classes are small the curriculum is diverse enough to allow students to learn subjects ranging from languages to oceanography. Headmaster Alfred A. Koehler characterizes Holly Brook by saying, "We are a family school. It is hoped Holly Brook will be a home away from home for our students." And it is. The academy is a day school operation as far as curriculum is concerned. By programming cultural and educational weekend activities, Holly Brook has cornered the students "off-duty" time as well. Koehler reported that most students come back on weekends and stay the day just doing things around the school. Field trips to places the likes of the Norton Gallery in West Palm Beach and the Ft. Lauderdale Symphony Orchestra are on the weekend agendas. Other on-cam-pus activities have arrested the normal "no more teacher, no more books" weekend attitude of the students. Even for so new a school (opened Sept. 14, 1966) Holly Brook is going great. Fifty students thus far with room for up to 150. By staying small the school can offer individual teacher attention providing more opportunity for creative expression. Th school operates a the use of psychic ability, determined that the person was dqad and described where the body would be found. The report was verified when police found the body 24' hours later, she said. The society meets on Friday night. Two programs a month are open to the public, with guest lecturers. u r i - - i s ft e : A Ill , nursery for children three to five, a kindergarten and presently has nine teachers handling grades one through nine. Expansion through the 12th grade will be accomplished by September, 1967. The nine teachers at Holly Brook are all certified instructors, . Koehler said. While Holly Brook is not yet an accredited school, by the time it is ready to graduate its first high school class it will have the required accreditation for college entrance requirements, Koehler stated. "We do not force our students to do anything," Koehler said. "There is no need for a programmed text. Each teacher has time to see each student each day," said the headmaster. He does not believe in text book education. Koehler was headmaster at the former A. D. Hender PBJC Cast Presents 'The Adding Machine9 . The expressionistic play, "The Adding Machine," will open Thursday, 8:15 p.m., at Palm Beach Junior College for a four- night run. Written in 1923 by Pulitzer Prize playwright Elmer Rice, "The Adding Machine" not only pioneered in the use of expressionistic techniques, but probed deeply into the problems of automation forty-three years ago. The effect of mechanization ar.d job displacement on the drab spirit of middle-class America came alive with Rice's skillful handling in a play which occupies a unique niche in the history of the American Theater. A casof thirty-six will be This weekend, Oct. 29-30, a group of ARS members are visiting a state archaeological site on the West Coast on a dowsing expedition. Dowsing is an ancient art, used for locating underground water, buried treasure, or lost objects. Tney hope to find some artifacts by using a dowsing rod. - v. son's Hillsboro Country Day School now an elementary school laboratory for Florida Atlantic University. Administrator of Holly Brooks is Mrs. Barbara Shapllo, founder. Mrs. Shapllo formerly lived in Millville, N. J. before coming to Boca last year. The school occupies the former home of Nelson Howe on Camino Real adjacent to the inlet bridge. Future plans for the small campus include construction of an Olympic size swimming pool. Koehler, a scuba diver himself, will handle the oceanographic classes. The Little Red School House was never like this one but the old time methods of teaching are still evident. Small classes,' individual attention, with the school a center of family activity, all attest to the success of Holly Brook. headed by Burt Merriara and Alice Sommers as "Mr. and Mrs. Zero," and Gene Coggin as "Daisv." ! The eolleee drama rlpnart. ment has pioneered in the use of a new techniqoe for scenery in planning "The Adding Machine." By using audio-visual techniques, a large screen, lit from the back by six overhead projectors, will furnish a rich and varied changing of "scenery" throughout the play. A special performance for high school students will be held Wednesday evening, with the regular run scheduled Thursday through Sunday nights. Information and reservations may be made by telephoning the bos office at the college, 965-8300.

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