Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan on May 5, 1968 · Page 23
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Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan · Page 23

Battle Creek, Michigan
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Sunday, May 5, 1968
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TRAVEL s Largest Park Yellowstone The Battle Creek Enquirer and News Sunday, May 5, 1968 Sec. Two U.S YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming -The 1968 travel season promises to be a banner season for America's first and largest national park . . . Yellowstone. , In spite of the huge success of Expo '67 in Montreal, Canada last year, Yellowstone's visitation hit an all time record of 2,168,035. An even larger number is expected by the Superintendent of the National Park Service in Yellowstone for this year. Thousands of letters of inquiry about Yellowstone's scenic wonders and accommodations have been arriving in Mammoth Hot Springs, which is the headquarters of both the National Park Service in Yellowstone, and also, the Park's largest concessioner, the Yellowstone Park Company. . "Our pre-paid auto reservations, bus tour bookings, and general inquiries are spectacularly ahead of those at this time a year ago," reported Art Bazata president and general manager of the company. "Our accommodations start opening on May 3 in the Old Faithful Geyser area, and additional hotels, lodges and inns resume summertime operations on staggered dates from that time on. The bus tours, horseback rides, and boat rides begin the first week in June." The National Park Service expects to open the entrance stations at the south, west, and east entrances on May 1. The northeast entrance to Yellowstone, over 11,000 foot hich Beartooth Pass, will nnnn June 1. The north entrance at Gardiner. Montana, is open the year around, with F or Economy Try By JOHN ABNEY Tho um- ; By JOHN ABNEY MEXICO CITY - Getting back to the unanswered mail department we have a letter from this couple in Ta-coma. Wash., asking about Zihuate-nejo. They are contemplating an economy trip to Mexico and want some definite information on prices and details of the place. All right. Zihuatenejo is a fishing town about 150 miles up the coast from Acapulco. A nice drive along a beautiful coastal route, or you can catch a plane from Mexico City, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdavs, round trip for about $24, U.S. Sears IKeiminm(nie S5Sas - , SHOP AT SEARS AND SATO Satisfaction. Guaranteed or Your Money Back Sears SEARS, ROEBUCK Mammoth Motor Inn offering food and lodging to travelers on a 12 month basis. Yellowstone, where nature ran wild and turned this part of the world into a strange wonderland, offers her foremost attractions to both early and late visitors. There are Old Faithful Geyser's hourly, silvery skyward cascades of steam and unusual antics of 10,000 other thermal phenomena. Mud valcanos, hot springs and pools, colorful paint pots hiss to the everlasting facination of visitors from the world over. There are also such year 'round lures as the cathedraled gorges of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, for canyon connoisseurs to compare with the Grand Canyon of the southwest. Spring is the best time for sightseeing of Yellowstone's varied wildlife, ranging from the roadside black bear to the bashful mountain sheep on the sides of 10,243 foot high Mt. Washburn. Nine-tenths of Yellowstone National Park is primeval, and that is a lot of wilderness . . . since three states the size of Rhode Island could be placed within it's 2li million acres. In May, the elk, moose and buffalo have not yet ascended to high interior plateaus. They browse along water courses not far from the road. Antelope are abundent on flats near the north entrance. Big Horn Sheep frequent the rocky heights bordering the Gardiner River Canyon. Mule deer are common throughout Yellowstone. Bears are emerging from their wintertime hibernation slumbering. 7, .n-mwwwmw.v The little town is an economy man's paradise. There are several small hotels fronting the beach that will put you up starting at $4 u.s. a day for a double room and bath. Also, you have two plush hotels, the Catalina and Safari, that run $10 or $12 a day per person with meals. In the real economy division, the pensiones (boarding houses) will take you in for around $3 per day room and meals. It is a question of looking several places over and deciding which one you like. This isn't hard. Zihautanejo is a small place. R emem i m m Sew Zig-Zag and straight stitches Sew on buttons, makes buttonholes Lightweight carrying case on Sears Easy Payment Plan 235 Capital, S.W. j ST0RE HOURS: 962-6581 . I Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9 to 9 rree Parking Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9 to 5:30 AND CO, More than 200 species of birds soar through the skies over Yellowstone. In streams and lakes are found Trumpeter Swans, Canadian Geese, ducks, gulls and . pelicans. Aloft are eagles, osprey, hawks and owls. Even inexperienced anglers catch several species of trout in the chill alpine waters. Fishing opens on May 28, and extends through the end of October. The fishing is free, no license is required. However, Park Rangers advise anglers to acquaint themselves with the fishing regulations before wetting a line. Today's miracles of fast travel take tourists, in minutes, from the neoned roadside places of metropolitan U.S.A., to trade pressures of the big city living in the nuclear age for one of the world's greatest sanctuaries. Yellowstone travelers enjoy the clean, pine-scented mountain air by car or excursions by foot or horseback. Young and old ride stagecoaches and "tally-ho's," rescued from oblivion, photographing the "whip-cracker" who handles the reins. A fleet of scenicruiser boats cruise along Yellowstone Lake's lllttiile scenic shoreline. This lake nestles beneath the Continental Divide, and is famous for its fighting cutthroat trout. .Yellowstone Lake is the largest alpine lake, at this high an altitude, in America. Boating ' extends from mid-June to Labor Day. Although most visitors to Yellowstone see it in the spring, summer and fall, this famous national park is now a four-sea- Fishing A lot of the people speak Enclish and will buzz around helping you find a place you want. You also can rent houses, cabins and apartments for as little as $30 a month in case you plan on staying for a while. The city water supply is good and there is a new hospital which is modern, compact and ready to take on all comers. In the education department, you have two schools, one of which teaches English. There are two drug stores, several ttLo ve MOTHERS DAY SUNDAY MAY 12th Kenmore Portable with Case Deluxe Portable with Case Automatic blind stitching Convenient built-in light Design your own Zig-Zag stitches AO MONEY DOWi I .. ill MT-IIIMI - l i l WflllWlllTTIll Yellowstone National Park is as famous for its roadside black bears as it is for the unusual geysers and hot springs. Here one nonchalant bear seems to be waiting for an invitation to lunch or dinner. iZJl Z Jo 0ver-,he-snow ve" lSssraJer tTpevfPelrand,henClf 6d strange Seriand nf HUgh 3 strange wonderland of sunlight and snow- Village Zihuatenjo, Mexico V grocery markets, a hardware store, clothing store and a variety of bars. Zihuatanejo spreads lazily around the bay facing a cliff-sided portal on the Pacific. There are three fine beaches, clean and fringed with coconut palms. They are seldom crowded. A breeze sweeps the town and goes up the green mountains rising to the north. Consequently, you have no insect problem like you find in the hot, still tropical villages. There are boats for rent: canoes, liLj'i i.v3?L AGED U,S'D'A' "choice" I I S Chuckwagon I I mm) j "P STEAKS 59.! I tJK'''!3V - '. 011 Fashioned Southern Style With I I SiV$7 S That Deep Hickory &Applewood Smoke! I I Ipp S-ggyg- 75 Lean-Sliced I T52p Shoulder qa, I 1 &S BRENNER'S BUDGET STRETCHER! FARM FRESH 3E3Pkl 1 te'm MEATY FIRST CUT Grade A & (t mm P0RK SMALL j? I lp 3 HOPS E3GDGS I I Wilson's Thrifty Lean jjSS'' Ends & I I Sliced n(c fSm Sliced Bacon I I Bacon Vlb r 4sb'115 I I Cubed to Be Extra Tender Now Is the Tlme to FlIl Your Freezer with T I I -S Tender, Juicy STEAKS for Summertime 1L I j GUtTp"ilIin5fore Steak ;Prkc 1 I I AGED FULL . llr?! I I Boneless Cubed CTJ v BEEF C O 4 I SWISS 7(UC LOINS Iff 1 t),b I if I STEAK U n lil. I j You Get; Porterhouse, T-Bones, Sirloin Small Steaks I I MBS Fj li i -,T Passengers bounce and sway on an oldtime Concord Stagecoach as it speeds over sagebrush meadows near Roosevelt Lodge in Yellowstone National Park. Experienced drivers rein a team of four horses to these stages, remnants of a once proud yellow fleet that toured all of Yellowstone at the turn of the century. They operate daily through the summer season. For general information on visiting y.elIowstone' ,he reader y ite ?JreCtly t ,he Na,ional Park Service at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. 83020; or, if informa- launches and cabin cruisers with crews. Fishing is excellent. For game fishing, you can go after sailfish or marlin. Smaller species like red snapper, white sea bass, mackerel and pom-pano are plentiful. ' The big commercial trawlers do not work along this section of the coast and Zihuatanejo's fleet consists of about 25 primitive boats with the fishermen using handlines or a few hand nets. For communications you have telegraph, short-wave telephone and air mail to the outside world. Three bus tion is requested about food, lodging and activities within Yellowstone, inquiries may te directly to: General Traffic Manager, Yellowstone Park Company Yellowstone National Park, Wwo. 83020. lines make regular daily runs to Acapulco so you'll always be in touch. Fortunately, the big wave of tourists have not discovered Zihuatanejo yet and it qualifies as an off-beat spot. But you generally will see a few Americans the ones who like things peaceful on the beach or wandering around town. ' For pure living, you can lie on the beach picking up a sun tan and whistle for a tray of lobsters, oysters or clams. And if that doesn't do it, I don't know what it takes. 1

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