Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 23, 1974 · Page 11
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 11

Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, August 23, 1974
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PHday, August 23, 19f4 Holiday Innkeeper HOPE (ARK.) STAR Page 38 Noel Parsons Beautif ul re§tauraiit of Hope's Holiday Inn •»«• -i • -i -1- Noel Parsons heads the local Holiday Inn organization as innkeeper. The assistant innkeeper is Hal Branch, son of the owner, Dr. James W. Branch. Mr. Parsons is a native of Washington, Ark., and was reared at Prescott. In some parts of the United States, it's believed that Hints paced in the fire will keep the hawks from the chickens. It works belter if-the flints arc placed in the hawks. new Holiday Innkeeper By CONNIE HENftRIX Star Features Editor The innkeeper of Hope's spacious new Holiday Inn will be Noel Parsons. Parsons, who is a native of Washington, and feared at Prescott, is an ex* perienced hand at runnine luxury inns for the public. With close to 14 years in the hotel business dating from 1960, he knows exactly what his customers will want. Parsons is leaving as assistant night manager of the Dallas Statler Hilton. Noel Parsons began his career in Dallas, Texas in 1960 after having been honorably discharged from the Air Force with the rank of Airman First Class. Parsons started as a room clerk trainee with the Dallas Statler Hilton. He was later promoted to room clerk and then to chief room clerk during his two-year tenure. This was in recognition of his rapid comprehension of the job and general front office practices. Still staying in Dallas, Parsons transferred in 1962 to the Executive Inn Motor Hotel with 300 rooms. He was later promoted to acting night manager where he supervised seven other room clerks, four cashiers, and four PBX operators. He was responsible for all operations during the 311 shift for those two years. In 1964, Parsons became general manager for the Aristocrat Motor Inn in Hot Springs. For his three years there, he was responsible for the entire operation of this resort facility. Dallas called Parsons back in 1967 where he first became restaurant manager of the Hilton Inn with 400 rooms, restaurant, and a lounge. He was responsible for all phases of restaurant management, including room service and banquet catering. In this capacity, he procured not only restaurant supplies, but all supplies used by the hotel. He was later promoted to front office manager because of his ability. Here he acted as reservations manager and the hotel's acting assistant manager. He supervised approximately 100 day-service personel for his two years. Parsons left in 1969 to assume duties as assistant night manager of the Dallas Statler Hilton. This is a convention hotel with. 951 rooms, four restaurants, two cocktail lounges, banquet facilities for 3,000 and almost 700 employes. As assistant night manager, Parsons reported directly to the General Manger. He was responsible for the efficient operation of all hotel facilities on the night shift. His duties required a thorough knowledge of any and all facets of hotel operations, including procurement, sales and promotion, catering customer relations, interviewing, hiring and firing of personnel. He also directly supervised 50 to 75 employes and indirectly supervised around 500 more. He was given this position because of his complete knowledge that night shift operations required. Parsons was born May 19, 1936, and' graduated in 1954 from Prescott High School with an A average. He entered the Air Force as a flight attendant with the Military Air Transport Service. He was later a squadron payroll clerk. He was honorably discharged in 1960 with the rank of Airman First Class and was eligible for promotion to Staff Sargeant if he had chosen to re-enlist. Other education includes 16 semester hours of accounting at the University of Texas at Arlington and seven semester hours of business administration with a B average. In July 1972, he was chosen by the Statler Hilton as one of two employes to attend a special seminar on hotel and restaurant management being held at the University of Houston. Parsons is also a member of the Dallas Motels and Hotels Association of Safety and Security Directors. The Roman Colosseum was dedicated in the year 80 by Emperor Titus with a 100-day Roman holiday featuring gladiators battling each other and wild animals. BARBS By PHIL PASTORET Eating your lunch at your desk won I do anything for the boss, but il will enrage the cleaning women. Our nonfavorilc ball team is waging n winning right for last place. Add to your dictionary of collective nouns: a mooch of borrowers. One of the best ways to stay sober is to patroni/.e a bar we know of where the management spends more for water than it does for booze. AND BEST WISHES TO THE NEW ••••••••*••••••!• Holiday Inn We are proud to have supplied the concrete and some building supplies, to the New Holiday Inn, EVERYTHING TO BUILD ANYTHING MADY MIX CONCUTI IUMIEB • OUSS • MASONRY SUmifS • SASH AND DOOM PLUMBINQ SUPPLIES • HAIDWAU UTTER BUILDING MATERIALS ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES - MOE LIOHTINO FIXTURES ARMSTRONG TILE » LINOLEUM REPAIR & IMPROVEMENT LOANS PITTttUlU? PAINTS 777-2381 ELK ROOF1NO MATERIAL 'M 7—30 and Hwy.4North 300 West Third HOPE, ARKANSAS Phone 777-2311

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