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Venice Gondolier (Newspaper) - May 20, 1963, Venice, FloridaVenice Inlet tides High Low 20 9 37 am 10 37 pm 3 41 am 4 51 pm 21 10 04 am 11 49 pm 4 16 am 5 42 pm to fed May 22 10 33 am 4 45 am 6 31 pm thu May 23 1 02 am 5 08 am 11 05am 7 21pm right of the quit or a fico contents Page 2 a vital statistics Page 3 a sports Page 4 a editorial Page 5 a society Page 6 a Gene a news Page 7 a classified vol 19, no. 40 a 8 pages serving the fastest growing area on Florida a West coast a Osprey Laurel nol Romis Venice South Venice Venice gardens. Venice East Englewood Noh Porf Char a published every monday and thursday from 118-24 e. Miami Avenue monday May 20, 1963 a Venice Florida entered As second class matter at Post office at Venice. Florida Price a 10 cents Youngberg explains Why water treatment Plant was redesigned the fourth Span goes into place in the new Albee i for Scott construction co. Said they will not be Able to lift the Hoad Bridge which connects Casey key with the Mainland at Bascule for about six to eight weeks. He said each steel Section the South end of the Beach. The clearance at High tide is a weighs 18 tons each. Four sections form the Bascule. Proximately 13 feet. De Miller in charge of the local project a gondolier photo by head baccalaureate commencement is set for 103 graduating from Venice High one Hundred and three Venice High school students will be graduated during the 34th annual baccalaureate service and commencement exercises scheduled for june 2 and 6. The baccalaureate service processional will be held in the High school gymnasium with Elgar so pomp and circumstances As the background music. The Rev. Addison Hardee of the Englewood methodist Church will give the invocation and the reverend or. E. Robert Chable of the Venice United Church of Christ will read the scripture. Following the Reading of the scripture the Venice High school glee club directed by Law Mallard will present Brahms a How Lovely is thy dwelling place and Gretch an Inoff so the cherubic prayer will be offered by the Rev. William l. Everhart of the Community presbyterian Church of Englewood. The baccalaureate message will be delivered by the Rev. J. Arthur Swinson from the st. David s episcopal Church of Englewood followed by the Benediction by the Rev. Richard r. Lloyd of the first Baptist Church of Venice. Mendelssohn s a a priests March will form the background music for the recessional. Elgar s a pomp and circumstances will again be used for the background music in the processional beginning the commencement exercises june 6 at the High school stadium. The invocation will be Given by the Rev. Charles i. Rowe minister of the Emmanuel lutheran Church of Venice. Jack Dawson president of the student Council will present the Welcome address which will be followed by a Innsbruck i now must leave thee by Isaac and Barnby so now the Day is performed by the Venice High school glee club. Sherman Stratton will deliver the valedictory address preceded by the Salut Atory delivered by Elizabeth Liebach. John e. Davis principal will present the seniors and or. Russell w. Wiley superintendent of Public instruction will present them with their diplomas. The Benediction will be Given by the Rev. Peter a. Olson minister of the Englewood evangelical free Church. The High school band will play George w. Warrens a god of our fathers during the recessional. This years senior class sponsors Are mrs. E. Robert Chable mrs. Charles Hodges. Roy Grams and Edmund Kulakowski. Kiwan ians hear plans of Hospital the building plans of the Venice Hospital were outlined to members of the Venice kiwanis club wednesday noon by president Christopher Magee. A we were overcrowded during most of the Winter season with Beds in the solarium and in All the corridors a he said in part a and that is not a satisfactory Way to operate a pointing out that Hospital patients have increased by about 20 per cent every year in the past Magee said a perhaps 15 More Beds with some slight increase in the ancillary facilities would do the Job for a year or maybe even two years. Without too much expense we could put up an addition to hold 15 Beds with perhaps a Little increase in the size of surgery or Laboratory space. A but by the end of two years we would face the same situation All Over again and again two years later and so on a he declared a until we came to the end of possible building because we had used up All available space. A we would end up with a sort of Patchwork Hospital a he added a with the various facilities scattered Here and there without any continuity of services. That certainly does not serve the Best interests of either the patient who uses them or the staff that operates the Best plan in the opinion of the directors. Magee explained was to decide How big a Hospital Venice must eventually have and plan now for the size building the Hospital will eventually need. A your architects Tell us we have land enough to support a Hospital of 200 Beds. This takes into consideration. The size of the necessary parking space necessary for doctors staff and and that is what the directors decided to do a plan for a 200-bed Hospital and Stop there he continued. A we think it would not be Wise to get too big a Magee confided to the Kiwan ians. A your Hospital is a personal and Friendly one. Our patients Are people our own friends and neighbors a not just numbers a he pointed out a and that is the Way we want to keep it. A Tutor and proteges a John e. Davis principal congratulates his two outstanding students from the 1962-63 Venice senior High school graduating class. Sherman Stratton son of or. And mrs. Robert Stratton Laurel rd., has been selected valedictorian. W. J he has a four year Point average of 3.95. Miss Elizabeth Lieback daughter of or. And mrs. Eric Lieback Portia and Ade Atic is salutatorian with a Point average of 3.86. Young Sherman has been awarded a scholarship to Duke University. Gondolier photo by head prients of Library planners deny fend drive v Oil steers Golden bes will meet wednesday Pring concert set Omorrow night at vhf the instruments students of since Junior and senior ill present their annual Spring Cert in the High school Gyrn ilium tuesday at 8 p a oxi mately 150 students w participate in this year s Thi Art concert. Tickets for the concert will e 50 cents for adults and a a my for students. The Rev. Miles Depagter special gifts committee chairmen for the Venice area friends of the Library announced today that a general meeting of volunteers participating Quot in this important fund raising Campaign will be held wednesday morning at 10 30 . In the Community room of the Sarasota Federal savings and loan Assn. According to the Rev. Depagter this meeting is planned not Only for the presentation of a Progress report but to discuss any problems and situations encountered by the volunteers and to provide information again which was Given at the groups original orientation meeting. Plans now Call for these meetings to be held every other week. Since the initiation of plans for the areas Public Library the friends Board of directors and various committee chair men have been meeting every week to accomplish the tremendous a behind the scenes work necessary in an Endeavor of this Type. The special gifts committee is composed of four major divisions with the following chairmen business and Industry Joe Farley funds and foundations t. Lamar Huzen or. Clubs and organizations or. E. Robert Chable and personal gifts the Rev. Depagter. Bonds total $700 following Accident a Bonita Springs woman has been placed under a total of $700 Bonds following a hit and run Accident last week on u. S. 41 at the intersection with e. Venice Avenue. Grace n. Hanson was arrested by peace officer Don Knuckles on the Venice by Way nine blocks from the scene of the Accident. He charged her with failure to yield the right of Way $50 Bond failure to have her vehicle under control $50 band failure to report an Accident $50 band leaving the scene of an Accident $100 Bond driving while intoxicated. $150 Bond and resisting arrest $300 Bond. Knuckles who was a witness to the Accident said she failed to yield the right of Way and ran into a vehicle driven by Robert Edward Lee Nokomis during a turn from the southbound traffic Lane onto e. Venice Avenue. He said that after striking Leeds automobile she backed away and proceeded Down e. Venice Avenue. Re Zeiting petition the Sarasota county planning commission has recommended denial of Anthony spa Darous petition to rezone several lots in Golden Beach Subj division just outside the Ven ice City limits from a single family residential category to i an apartment zone. The lots in question Are seven eight nine and East half of lot 10 and lots 18, 19, 20 and East half of lot 17. These lots lie half Way Between the Gulf Beach and South Harbor drive. There was no discussion at thursday nights meeting of the planning Board but since the joint Venice county planning committee had recommended refusal of the request such action was taken. Finn w. Caspersen a member of the joint committee explained that a few weeks ago the Board of county commissioners had rezoned All except the Gulf front lots from duplex to single family residence. To rezone these lots of Spadaro a situated in the head t of the subdivision would be a spot zoning which All zoning authorities frown upon. Spadaro is in new York and could not be reached for a statement. City directory out the new 1963 Venice Engle Wood Venice area City directory was delivered to subscribers this week by its publisher r. L. Polk amp co., of Richmond a. It contains 11,742 personal and business names and includes residents Over 18 years of age of Casey key Citrus Highlands East Gate Englewood Beach Laurel Manasota key Nokomis Osprey South Venice Grove City Venice East and Venice gardens in addition to Venice and Englewood. Special features of the new Issue includes the designations of owner occupied and rented Homes marital status Heads of households and wives names a numerical Telephone directory and Telephone number listings by streets and houses. Junior senior Pat meet entertaining members of Venice Junior and senior High school Parent teacher Assn. Report the May 14 meeting As tops in entertainment. Featured wore the award winning Vvhs glee club directed by Law Mallard and a panel discussion on a communism is. Democracy by four vhf students. Kary Van Linn was panel Moderator. Sherry Ambler discussed the a meaning of communism Pat Deans the a communist party and government Wilson Owen a communist party Usa Quot and Bernie Quinn a russian revolution and provisional during the business meeting Harvey Rohlwing installed the following 1963 64 officers mrs. Daisy Stevenson president mrs. John Meadows first vice president mrs. Clara Horton second vice president mrs. Pauline Eichelberger Secretary and Charles Bruin treasurer. Devotionals were led by Gene Trefethen member of Vvhs student Council. Estimates a we have no finished plans a he explained a and no bids on the work that might be done but the estimates for putting up the first increment. Run to Over a million dollars. This includes a two Story building with a portion of the ancillary facilities completed on the ground floor and 30 of the eventual 60 Beds made ready for use on the second floor a he added. A just How we Are going to raise that kind of Money Here is a question a he said As he explained that this was a private Hospital. A everything we have or bought has been paid for by people in this Community. A we Are not tax supported. We have no endowments. There has to be a limit to what we can borrow. To get our Cost Down to some figure we think we can raise our building committee is now reconsidering our plans a Magee declared. A it May be possible to Cut Down the size of the building without sacrificing its efficiency or it May be possible to build Only the Shell at this time finishing nothing on the ground floor a he continued. A i cannot say at the moment what the final plan May be but whatever it is it is going to Cost a lot of although Many people object to government handouts the speaker said it May be possible that financial help can be secured from the Federal government under the Hill Burton act where As much As 40 per cent of the total Cost is allotted to the various states for use in Hospital building. Poor position a at the present time Sarasota county is in a very poor position to get anything because of the amounts that have already been Given to the Sarasota Hospital a Magee explained. A the fact that we have no connection with the Sarasota Hospital does not at the moment seem to make any difference. But the director of the department in Tallahassee that does the distributing is planning to make us a visit in june and after that we shall know More about our chances than we do now a he added. In conclusion the Hospital Board president said. A this Hospital of ours is a Community affair. It was planned built and equipped to take care of the needs of the Community with Money Given us by the Community. They were not All Large gifts. In fact relatively few were Large a but there were a great Many of them. We could not have had a Hospital if that had not been the Case. A and the situation now is the same As it always has been. The hard fact of the matter is that if this Community wants an adequate Hospital the Community is going to have to pay for by w. Earl Aumann the full Story of Why it is necessary for Russell amp Axon of Daytona Beach to redesign the proposed new water treatment Plant of the Venice water works was made Public thursday by City planning director Paul a. Youngberg. Speaking at the weekly meeting of the Venice Nokomis rotary club at Fisherman a wharf restaurant Youngberg made it Plain at the outset that he was not criticizing the City a consulting engineers. A Russell amp Axon in designing the new treatment Plant simply followed the old reliable methods in use in hundreds of water treatment plants throughout the United states a he said. A but it left much to be desired in the opinion of the then superintendent of the water works Orville l. Ives and myself a he added. Dusty expensive a fall of the chemicals came in bags and had to be unloaded and handled by hand a Youngblood explained. A this is a Dusty Job As Well As an expensive one a he added a and each Day some 3,500 pounds of these chemicals would have to be carried up a ramp and dumped into the treatment vats. A that required extra labor and in addition the bagged chemicals of a necessity had to be weaker than chemicals in liquid form a he continued. Although the engineers at Russell amp Axon stated the Cost of automatic handling of chemicals would be prohibitive for a water treatment Plant the size needed at the Venice waterworks Youngberg said he and Ives Felt there must to some More economical Way of handling the chemicals than by hand. They were Given permission by the Venice water Board to visit other water plants in search of new ideas. A we visited Nany water plants around the state a from the Best of them to the worst ones a he explained a and came Back with Many new ideas. We were convinced that buying the chemicals in bulk and storing them was not Only cheaper but better since it assured us of stronger chemicals. No frills a we decided we could eliminate some of the frills in the original design and after we had marshalled All our facts we met with the engineers. They agreed most of our ideas were practical and cooperating wholeheartedly with the water Board they soon came up with new ideas that would automatically handle stronger quicklime and Alum in liquid form a he added. A but the soda Ash gave us a problem a Youngberg said a since soda Ash cannot be stored in bulk As it hardens and becomes useless in a Short time. Through the chemical company who furnishes us with the soda Ash we Learned of a product of theirs liquid caustic soda which is being used in Power plants in Florida and throughout the United states. We knew a he pointed out a that Power plants require a much higher Grade of water for their successful operation than supplied in City water Youngberg then related How both Russell amp Axon and the state Board of health at first gave an emphatic a a not to the use of caustic soda claiming it was too dangerous to handle. Board okays he and Ives persisted however that it was Safe to use caustic soda with the proper Safe guards and after the so of h had made some simple tests a letter was received from them not forbidding the use of caustic soda and not approving it either. A that was All we needed a Youngberg told his fellow rotarians a and with the approval of the water Board and the Venice City Council we employed a nationally known research chemist Clarence r. Henry to make exhaustive tests on the use of caustic soda in 10 Gallons of Venice Youngberg explained Henry has been employed by the Miami waterworks to make periodic tests of its water for the past 15 years. A a Henry a report emphasized caustic soda could be used in the water treatment process in place of the commonly used soda Ash without increasing undesirable elements in the finished water. In fact one chemical could be used As Well As the other he said. A a Henry a report also pointed out that caustic soda will not Only Cost less but will take less Lime in the treatment of the water a further meet with engineers Youngberg then related How water Board chairman Ralph e. Anderson David Hamilton and himself flew to Jacksonville on May 9 where they met with a Russell amp Axon Engineer and the state Board of health. A after Reading the report of Henry whose opinion they or Gard very highly the health department gave its unqualified approval a Youngberg said. A the Florida Industrial commission also approved the safety Angle since the liquid caustic soda will be pumped directly from the delivery tank truck into our storage tank where it will be fed automatically into the treatment tanks the speaker also pointed out that through the cooperation of Russell amp Axon a new Sand filter has been designed that Renews itself automatically. A was a result of the cooperation of the engineers and the state health authorities who listened to us with an open mind Venice will have the most modern completely automatic water treatment Plant in the state if not the whole United states a he concluded. A your schools. With this Issue the gondolier begins publication of a column on the editorial Page by the. Above title authored by Ron Britton member of the Sarasota county Board of Public is for everyone interested in schools. If you have questions concerning the Public schools Britton will be Happy to receive them and will Endeavor to ans. Over you in his column. L serv soft opens office Here Bob Houghton to head local sales department serv soft water conditioning of Sarasota county inc. Opened a new office Here at 101 e. Milan Avenue thursday to serve South Sarasota county. Art Wilson corporation president said the company will provide Complete water conditioning service for Domestic and commercial units in Venice Englewood Osprey Nokomis and North port Charlotte. The company which is locally owned has served Sarasota for the past six years. It is affiliated with a National organization which has Headquarters in Rockford 111. A the Venice office will provide softener tank Exchange and Iron and Sulphur removal services a Wilson said. He added that the Venice expansion will link with the offices serving Charlotte and Lee counties. Staffing the Venice office will be Eugene Olsen sales manager for the Sarasota and Venice offices Bob Houghton charge of sales in the Venice office and mrs. Elinor Seward. Refreshments were served to the visiting Public during its grand opening thursday after noon. A new business in Venice was officially opened thursday with a traditional ribbon cutting. Serv soft water conditioning of Sarasota county inc., located its Venice Branch office at 101 e. Milan Avenue. Present for the opening ceremonies were left to right Gene Olson sales manager Masel Huston county commissioner Boyd Gernhard county commissioner and Art Wilson company president. Gun Dolleh photo by he

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