Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 15, 1969 · Page 129
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 129

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, June 15, 1969
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All K THE AMZQNA, REPUBLIC Interstate highway system growth aids long distance drivers 1S-D Phoenix, Sunday, Jane IS, 1969 WlH^^ Around the world with Delaplane By STAN DELAPLANE GUATEMELA HIGHLANDS — On a cool mountain road in the Guatemala highlands, I saw a Maya Indian chasing his wife with a three - foot cane knife. (It was Sunday, and he was drunk as a fiddler of course. They make a cane sugar alcohol called "guaro" that would blow a safe.) We didn't stop. She seemed an active dodger. And who wants to get involved in a family fight? This is the only action I've seen that you'd call violent. This in answer to several letters: "Is it safe to go to Guatemala?" It's spring in Guatemala. Lacy jacaranda trees in smoke - blue blossom. The volcano cones "Fire" and "Water" float in a Chinese blue sky. Best town is the old Spanish capital, Antigua. (I don't care much for Guatemala City.) Drive down through Mexico, and you Delaplane have good roads and interesting coun- j try all the way. Turn to the highlands when you pass the j border. The coast road is shorter, but it's hot. Go up to ! Quezaltenago at 7,700 cool feet. A pleasant colonial town ! with a good hotel in colonial style. Good market. This is a country like Mexico used to be. No Acapulcos or Puerto Vallartas, but a nice, slow - paced sunny life. Food is good — the thin broiled steak in hot sauce with mashed black beans is better than Mexico's carne asada. There's internal trouble all right. But I don't think It hits the tourist. (As "Bugsy" Siegel said: "Don't worry. We only kill each other.") "How do you get information on the Pan American Highway through Central America?" Best by writing Pan American Union, Washington, D.C. I must say I didn't get with the countries below Guatemala. Found the capitals infernally dull. The sea ports hot and sticky. But no question these countries are going to take off i some day and be as popular as Mexico. Maybe you should i see it now. j Most likely place is the port of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. This is a sleeper for fishermen who are so cagey about it, 1 they only tell their best friends. "We would like to send my parents to some vacation place. They are elderly. It should be comfortable and very, very nice " If I were doing this, I'd look for sun and sand and a place to get off it when they feel tired of it. The place is Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island, in Hawaii. A Rockefeller resort and absolutely luxurious — but in an unobtrusive way. It's a big breezy hotel — everything is open to the trade wind. A sea so blue you could dip a brush in it and paint. White sand beach. The best buffet lunch in the islands. I •pent a week here and wept when they made me put shoes on again and leave. ' Give them two days — the last two — in Honolulu. Make that at the Hikai. Get a high up room. About floor 22. The view is the greatest. Room service is excellent. Good restaurants — three of them, (Brudda! Day come home, geev youbeegkees.) "I've heard I can buy good toy soldiers for my grandson in England " Never bought any myself, but I saw a shop in Shepherds Market in London. I have an idea these are collection pieces — very, very good. Shepherds Market is a little stage set district behind bustling Piccadilly. Start from the London Hilton. Walk along Curzon Street a 1 few hundred yards. Turn into Shepherds Market. In the 1 tiny street you'll run into a pub called Shepherds. (Very " good restaurant upstairs. Good pub downstairs.) The shop " is 10 steps across the street on the corner. "Is it true you don't have to be 21 to drink in England?" At age 16 you can shout yourself a pint of bitter. "Where does the young swinging crowd hang out in Greece?" To meet young people? About 10 a.m. at the sidewalk cafes near American Express. They're waiting for the mail to come in with money from home. (Same holds for all countries. Hang around Big Mama and you'll meet all your friends.) (Chronicle Publishing Co.) By JOSEPH C. 1NGRAHAM New York Times Service NEW YORK - The long- distance motorist who drives across the steadily growing interstate highway system this summer is in for ft pleasant surprise and something of a shock. Every year since 1956, when the sprawling network of roads that will link every urban center in the United States and most state capitals was started, swift and easy access to all regions has become more possible through the world's greatest public works program. WITH ALL Its built-in and peripheral trials, man's greatest road-building project is more than 67 per cent completed. About 28,000 miles are open to cars, trucks and buses, and another 5,216 miles are under construction. About 9,000 more miles must be built to bring the network to the 42,500 miles authorized by Congress. The web of roads was to have been completed by 1972. But the target date has been extended to 1974, and may be reached considerably later. Delays have resulted from rising costs; the addition to the network last winter of 1,500 miles, for which funds have not been authorized; and freezes on spending to help slow inflation. What is completed of the network connects the great cities of the East and the Subway will connect Paris to new airport PARIS (UPI) - The $190 million Paris-Nord Airport, scheduled to open in 1973, will have an express subway line connecting it to the Paris metro system. Departing and arriving passengers should be able to make the 12.5 mile trip from the center of the city to the airport in less than 20 minutes. Midwest, and the motorist now going from Bangor to San Francisco or Los Angeles can drive on interstate routes more than 80 per cent of the way. In some areas, particularly around cities and In suburbs, the expanded system remains an unfinished jigsaw, with bridges awaiting connecting links and four-lane expressways ending abruptly in open fields. TECHNICALLY, the interstate system is a series of controlled-access freeways. The word freeway in this context Is a misnomer, for toll roads have been incorporated into the network, particularly in the northeast part of the United States. But all the interstate roads are free of traffic lights and cross traffic. According to the American Automobile Association, thera are stretches in North Carolina where construction has not progressed beyond engineering or right-of-way acquisition. And through Eastern South Carolina and Georgia, the motorist will, for the most part, have to contend with old roads. A substantial stretch of good mileage begins with 1-75 in Atlanta. On the West Coast, the major north-south route is in excellent shape. There are long sections of 1-5 and connecting four-lane divided highways all the way from Vancouver, British Columbia, to San Diego and the Mexican border. Cross • continental MO between Los Angeles and Jacksonville, Fla., is the weakest link in the vast national chain of superhighways. Except for the western and eastern ends of this route, and a fairly good stretch on both sides of Houston, little progress is evident. Most of MO is either in preliminary stages or not yet started. There is virtually ao sign of construction in a gaping 600-mile stretch between Lake City, Fla., and Baton Rouge, La. SCHOOLS ARMY and NAVY ACADEMY Founded in 1910—Member of NAIS—WASC A military Academy—On the Pacific Ocean Grades 7-12—Strom Academic Emphasis Honor Ml Unit of ROTC Col. W. C. Atkinson, President-?!* 7J9-JM3 In Phoenixi Mr. ft Mrs. M. H. 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CRUISES PHONE COLLECT 602-265-2982 CRVISES For the CRUISE of a LIFETIME PICKARD TRAVEL Representatives In Phoenix For: MATSON LINES AMERICAN PRESIDENT PRINCESS CRUISES HOLLAND AMERICAN SWEDISH AMERICAN P. & O. LINES UNITED STATES CUNARD LINES ALL STEAMSHIPS ALL FREIGHTERS for information call or come in 3015 E. Thomas 956-2150 Matsonfe Hotel SS Luriine is going places Malsori tamed a horary skip into a most al hotel: the Hotel SS Luriine. Now people can float from island to Island in their hotel A beautiful idea. fa fact, the idea was so beautiful, we're going to some new places in our Hold. Fhces we've Mver explored before. On November 5, the Hotel goes to the isfands of the Caribbean, On January 11, the Hotel goes afl the way around Sooth America, Expo 70 and the Orient $& days, leaving March 27 from Los Angeles, March 29 from San Francisco.) From $1890 to $7110. (Or 35 days if you're roshed for fend Jet to Honolulu and catch the Luriine there on April 4; return to Honolulu and go home by jet) From $1470 to $5530. If s the year for Japan's Expo 70! Literally, a once-in-a-lifetime cruise that combines a fabulous World's Fair with the mystery and excitement of Japan and the Orient...and youH even be there for the Cherry Blossom season. Honolulu, Yokahama-Tokyo, Kobe-Osaka, Keelung-TaipeL Hong Kong, Manila, Guam, Honolulu, The Caribbean Islands (28 days, leaving November 5,1969 from San Francisco, November 6 from Los Angeles and San Diego.) For die first time yon can take a Matson liner through the Panama Canal to the Caribbean. Then float leisurely from island to island. You'll leisure your way through: Curacao, La Guaira* Caracas, Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, St. Thomas, San Juan, Haiti, Kingston. Balboa, Acapnlco. Can you feel the call? From $1180 to $4420. SAFETY INFORMATION: The SS Luriine, registered in the U.&, «"4vrtantially meets International Safety Standards for new ships developed in I960; and meets the 1966 Fire Safety And on March 27, Ac Hotel goes to Expo TO^.with Japan and the Orient as a bonus. The Hotel SS Luriine has everything vou expect in a grand hoteL Smart zooms. Internationally famous restaurant. Continental service. Headline entertainment. Afl first class. Completely air conditioned. There's something doing aU the time. Dancing, movies, parties, sports. On shore: tours, shopping, golf, sight-seeing. (Or if you prefer, there's absolutely nothing to do. With drowsy, sun-splashed hours to do it in.) Another beautiful thing. Yon donft have to worry about catching planes. Or packing and unpacking every few days. Getting tired and tmtired. Or checking in and out of hotels. Go places the easy way. Stay at the Hotel SS Luriine, the hotel that doesn't stay in one place. Grde South America (53 day*, leaving January 11,1970 from San Francisco, January 12 from Los Angeles and San Diego.) Another first for Matson. AH the way around South America and back through the Panama CanaL While winter rages up here, if s the middle of summer down there. Sample the sun m: Mazatlan, Lima, Valparaiso- Santiago, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Santos-Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador-Bahia, Trinidad, Curacao, Balboa, Aeapulco. Fwm $2225 to $8375. CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT. He'll arrange everything foe you. 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