LABOR: Retirement Haven

While a band played and an American Legion color guard clicked to attention, a flag was sent proudly aloft last week in a newly paved Florida plaza named for Betsy Ross, U.S. seamstress and upholsterer.* The ceremony marked the official opening of "Salhaven," a multimillion-dollar retirement community for Betsy Ross's latter-day followers, the Upholsterers International Union.

Located some 14 miles north of West Palm Beach, Salhaven was named after U.I.U. President Sal B. Hoffmann, who has spent $2,500,000 of his union's welfare-fund profits to build a 634-acre community that will eventually cost $5,000,000, house 500 union members and their families in...

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