Keep Them in Palm Beach

May 1944
New Republic;5/1/44, Vol. 110 Issue 18, p592
Focuses on the controversy regarding injured soldiers convalescing at Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, owned by Florida East Coast Hotel Corp. Opposition of the U.S. War Department's decision to use the hotel for providing surgery to wounded soldiers despite of Palm Beach being an ideal place for the recovery of the soldiers; Reason cited by the idle rich of Palm Beach for opposing the use of the hotel as hospital; Speculation that the army may close down the hospital; Contradiction in statements and efforts to maintain secrecy by the army officials about the reasons for leaving the place; Advantage of using Palm Beach for providing surgery to soldiers due to its approach from airport; Need for the War Department to clear the doubts regarding the issue.


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