The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on September 5, 1971 · 92
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The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii · 92

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IAS VEGAS f 3 ralph pearl 3 I t.-.' Y - : :-1 t HiiWIllil -Sis e swinging v By STAN DELAPLANE ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands It's half-price season in the warm Caribbean. The grand hotels however, never have a half-price season on the rum punch. It goes for $1.50 a smash. Since you can buy a BOTTLE of rum for 80 cents, this is a profitable business. . The Virgins are the favorites of the cruise ship passengers because of duty-free and tax-free imports. From here you can bring back $200 worth of Swiss watches, Japanese radios, German cameras, and French perfumes without ABOUND THE WORLD delaplane paying U.S. duty. (From other duty-free islands, you are only allowed $100 worth.) St. Thomas is the swinging island. I like St. Croix better. Christianst-ed is a pretty tropical town with overhanging balconies affording shade from the sun. It is stone built and pretty much as the Danes left it when they sold the islands to us in 1917 for $25 million. The quiet island is St. John, 45 minutes by boat from St. Thomas. This is where Rockefeller has TV ALOHA 4. A , The Fountain Valley Golf Course is located in the lush valleys of St. Croix, Virgin Islands. the elegant cottage hotel at Caneel Bay. It's expensive, but right now there's a low honeymoon rate. So get married and live. "Can you buy at the Shannon duty-free shop on the way to Europe? Or is it only when you are returning to the U.S.?" You can buy at Shannon as long as you are leaving Ireland, no matter what the next stop is. You can't buy coming INTO Ireland or moving from, say, Shannon by air to Dublin (unless you are only transiting Dublin airport on your way out of Ireland). There was something new at Shannon when I was there a month ago. While you are staying in Ireland, you can get a visitor's pass to shop at the duty-free store. What you buy is held for you. Pick it up when you catch your plane going out. This gives you long, leisurely shopping time at your convenience. "Do you buy Eurail-pass here or in Europe?" Only over here and All f i H m vfi If f f I f MB1?' i a. f j I s I i. r lrgms through any travel agent. It gives you unlimited railroad travel for a limited time and it's a good deal. But I've been hearing about some bad trips, such as people with Eu-railpasses standing in line for reservations and then finding all seats taken by young, aggressive backpackers. They have the pass but simply don't bother to get reservations. Railroad people don't do anything about it except push you into second class. "I heard from friends that London hotels employ so many foreigners you can't make yourself understood." The great British tradition of service has gone smash in London town. Imported waiters and hotel help from Spain, Italy and Greece aren't up to the proper English. (That is a crowded town, mate. Get out. There's a hundred small villages with wonderful pubs and friendly barmaids.) There's people pollution in all the great places. It's not that we act so bad, it's just that there's so many of us. There's a way to beat this. Go where people aren't. Give Paris a quick look and head for the quiet Dordogne country. Give London a fast stop. Then get a boat on the quiet Thames. Stop off at the old pubs. Forget Athens the smog will murder you, Hop a boat for the blue islands. THE SUNDAY STAR-BULLETIN & Danny Thomas was in town on his way back to Beverly Hills following a TV conference in New York. He is still suffering with the hand he caught in a car door seven weeks ago and has had some skin grafted on a couple of fingers. The Las Vegas Hilton's Elvis Presley, one of the rare stars earning $100,000 a week, is peeved because Hilton has signed Jonathan Winters for a one-weeker that'll get the roly poly gent the same amount. Union Plaza Hotel picked up the options on "Fiddler on the Roof," starring Bob Carroll, and it will run the rest of the year at the new hostelry. Sammy Davis Jr. celebrated his 100th anniversary (weeks, not years) at the Sands. There was a joker in the pack when Western and Air West slashed round trip fares between Vegas and Los Angeles. Actually the 25 per cent cutback applies only to those coming here between Sunday night and Wednesday midnight. Others pay an outrageous $54. Hotel and gaming regulars were shocked by the suicide last week of Xorris Goldman, former boss for Recrion (Stardust, Fremont and Allad-in hotels). Love what Jacke E. Leonard said when he heard the cast had come off Don Rickles' leg: "Now they should put it in his mouth." Brown Bomber Joe Louis will be the subject of a TV series being prepared for syndication. Western Airlines Announces THESE SITEEB Ea TEE FEECS GET SAN FRANCISCO AND LOS ANGELES FREE WHEN YOU VISIT LAS VEGAS ON WESTERN'S NEW CIRCLE TRIP! You may stop over in any two cf these cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles cr Sen Diego, at no extra charge. Spend as long as you like at each stop. All ycu pay is your regular rcund-irip, mid-week Coach, fare from Hawaii to Las Vegas: $240.74 including tax. 'Weekdays Mon.-Thurs. Fares subject io change. Call Western at 946-7711, cr see your travel agent for details. ADVERTISER Honolulu, September 5 1971 Las Vegas sliows Most Las Vegas resort hotels have two major entertainment areas the main showroom and the lounge. The main showrooms feature super-star acts, spectacular productions andor Broadway shows. The usual policy is to present a dinner show at 8 p.m. and a late performance at midnight. Occasionally a third show will be scheduled on weekends and holi-'days, usually at 2:15 a.m. RESERVATIONS are always required. To make them, phone the hotel and ask for 'show reservations." Tickets are not issued for shows. Upon making a reservation, your name is recorded by the maitre d' for verification when you enter the showroom. There's always a lineup before any show. You have to be there one hour before a dinner show and at least one-half hour before a late show. A minimum charge is made for late shows. MOST TIMES, unless you have a connection with a pit boss or management, you are given a not-so-good seat. Things are the same everywhere. If you slip the maitre d' a fiver, however, he will automatically s w i t c h TV Western THE ONLY WXf TO FLY from a bad to a good table. Las Vegas shows are exceptionally good and the stars are the most famous. Therefore it's well worth the extra tip to get a good table. Rationalize this way: You'll only drop the same amount of money into the slot machines or at the tables, so why not put it to better use and insure special treatment at a show? A- n I as?sas blaming S Hug 3 !as per pf3cn it-eccc-rsr-cy LuxLjrcus rcc.Ti Prime FTbd'rrer end sfcc.v in Flamingo Shcwrcom CocHas w-th 'curge shew Complimentary tu'fet Go!' priv::eges Free Ke-o game ticket GOOD 7 DAYS A WEEK! sut;ect to avai'abirty See your travel agent Ik.aca t'3:C3't-r cc'o??! t.'crc."t.'e THE -IN" PLACE IN LAS VEGAS Hilton Hotel" Honolulu Reservations: Phone (808) 923-4752 Page S

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