r i i i , *nii , n i PtÂ«VTeieÂ«rÂ»m,wwiÂ»wÂ«v,JÂ«n.n P-6 I-1, P-8 Z-3 long Beach IndeHMiawl, ThonlÂ«y, JÂ«n. U, IW n. tt, 1975 New development told for Squaw Valley skiing By RODNEY ANGOVE ; SQUAW VALLEY (AP) -- The Squaw Valley ski resort, site of (he 1960 Winter Olympics, seems des; lined to remain controversial in business circles -- but it still draws 10,000 skiers on a sunny Saturday. : 'Â· The latest news is a 20-year, $500 million-dcvelop- - ment plan by the Australia-based owners of the valley : floor facilities, Mainline Properties of America. ' Â· Financially troubled Mainline, which bought the state's property at Squaw Valley for $2,555,000 a year Â· ago, revealed the plan this week. Earlier expansion plans had been criticized by environmentalists. After a year of consolidations and trades, Mainline recently put its Squaw Valley holdings up for sale for S17.S million. Its managing director, Dick Baker, told a hews conference Saturday that if the parent company hadn't gone into receivership. Mainline would have carried out (he plan. As it is. the plan should help make the sale, he said. Asked about the $17.5 million price. Baker said that will be the hook cost by June 30. including plans and environmental impact reports. He said it has been appraised for "a far greater amount." BUT THE BUYER would get neither the slopes nor the lifts which make Squaw Valley one of the country's biggest ski areas. They remain with Alexander C. Cushing's Squaw Valley Ski Corp. Gushing, interviewed Saturday, declined to comment on Mainline's financial troubles. "All I know about Mainline is what I read in the papers," he said. "I wish them only the best. But whatever happens to Mainline isn't going'to affect the ski operation one iota." . Gushing has had troubles too,. A lift accident last March in which six skiers were injured led to $17,830 in fines -- reduced to $6,700 -- on four unsafe lift citations. Gushing said about $2 million was spent last summer renovating lifts and building new ones, adding to slope grooming equipment and enlarging Gold Coast restaurant on the mountain. He said a "very badly needed" restaurant atop the upper terminal of the aerial tramway would follow. He said about 10,000 skiers showed up Saturday. All-day lift tickets are $10. Baker said Mainline's aim is to change Squaw Valley from a largely day-skier area to a full service destination resort like Aspen, Vail and Sun Valley. This means conversion from "a parking lot" into lodging for 14,700 persons, compared to about 2,000 beds at present. THE DO!\1INATING features of the plan, by architects I.M. Pei and Partners, are a long S-shaped condominium and hotel structure which winds around a European-style village, and a 400-unit tower. The environmental impact report, recently submitted to Placer County officials, says the cumulative value of the whole project would be $476,005,450. , Baker said the S-shaped building, called the Serpentine, would range from six to 14 stories high, including two floors of parking. He said lodging rates should be competitive. - By Cushing's reckoning, about 90 per cent of Squaw Valley's skiers drive in from lodging elsewhere. One practice of college students is the group rental of summer houses. Squaw Valley lodging now ranges from $35 a day for a duplex room to a $12.50 per-person "share-the- bath," which means one bathroom per floor but in- GG Strawberry Fete plans grow Planning G a r d e n Grove's traditional S t r a w berry Fetival takes time and talent, and President Bill Barker of the Festival Association said Wednesday that he has volunteers for both. ' The event, scheduled for four days the. Memorial Day weekend, will be the 17th annual presentation to promote the city, raise funds for participating organizations doing public philanthropies and focus on the community as a strawberry-raising center. BARKER SAID it is the largest community event in the 13 Western states, "and before it's finished this year will enlist the volunteer help of 5,000 or more people. Key committeemen were named: George Honold and Paul Cady will be in charge of the main exhibit tent; Lee Walters, civic booths; Mrs. Fred Dunn and Cady. donations; Lawrence Casey, donations; Ray Beaudoin, food booths; Jack Wallin, grounds: L a r r y Benoit. grounds safety; Jerry Ferreri.parade; La Verne Reafsnyer, rides; Dave Stewart, security and parking; Mrs Terry McGillivray and Bill Gingras. special events; and Casey legal adviser. Zonta Club grants $1,500 greetings Christmas came a little l a t e t h i s week to four '. Long Beach organizations doing various kinds of social work in the communi- Â· ty as the Zonta Club distributed nearly $1.500 in . grants. M r s . K a t h a r i n e Oben o u r . c l u b p r e s i d e n t . Â· announced Wednesday the .' Long Beach c l u b gave $450 to the Beachcomber Center for the Handicap- Â· ped at 1208 M a h a n n a ' Ave.. $450 to Travelers Â·Aid Society, $550 to the Child Development Center a t Long B e a c h S t a t e Universitv and $70 to the Film would have'killed' ' J O H A N N E S B U R G . Â· Smith Africa * - The film The Exorcist was not submitted to Snulh A f r i can censors because they "would have (lied on the .' spot," the Johannesburg Regional Court was fold in a case about other matters, r Rescue Mission's L y d i a Lodge for families. Zonta is an international service organization of executive women in business and the professions. Its major service project is the Amelia Earhart Awards, annual grants to women for graduate study in a e r o s p a c e sciences. The famed woman flier was a member of Zonta. Current projects of the L o n g Beach club, Mrs. O b e n o u r s a i d , include g r a n t s f o r a e r o s p a c e study under the Amelia Earhart program, contributions to the city's par a m e d i c s a n d c a m p e r s h i p s to the Salvation Army. Mrs. Obenour said the local club also is cooperating with Zonta Interna- t i o n a l in its p r o j e c t , adopted in 1972, of with U N I C E F in support of pediatric medical clinics in rural areas of developing countries. The first, she said, was established in Ghana. eludes breakfast and dinner. Baker said the latter is by far the most in demand. ON PROSPECTIVE buyers, Baker said there have been several inquiries, including two serious ones by American interests. He said he didn't know if foreign interests were supplying money to the others. 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