Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 24, 1957 · Page 88
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 88

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 24, 1957
Page 88
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iOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRAKr A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS-TRIBUNE A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE Latin Countries Make Bid For U. S. Tourist Dollars MIAMI—Caribbean and South American promoters, are engaged in a huge publicity campaign to get more of those "Yankee dol- lahs" into their areas, and apparently 'it is paying off at the tourist level. Last year American trippers and South America spend an average of $22 per day on their vacations, according to the U. S. De- heavals to keep the Americans away. The recent events in Cuba have not affected tourism there, it is claimed. ' "The biggest danger in Cuba for the tourist is stepping off a curb on one of our busy boulevards," said one promoter. partment of Commerce. However,! Tin y Nassau in: the Bahamas is spent $117,000,000 in the Caribbean alone and millions more in South America. The promoters expect those records to be eclipsed jr; the winter months just ahead. Latin American countries are do- Ing everything possible to make it easier for the U.S. tourist to get "south of the border." South American countries have relaxed their immigration standards so that the red tape that once made going from Miami to Rio de Janiero an involved matter is now practically nil. In the island-studded Caribbean, many multi-million-dollar luxury hotels and night clubs are being built to meet the demand of the ever-increasing winter traffic from the United States. Nine large new hotels will be opened in Puerto Rico this winter, two in Ciudad Trujillo, one in the tiny Dutch island of Curaco, three in the plush Varadero section of Havana, to lisl a few. "Package" Tours Even the tiny island of Tobago, famed as the setting of Robinson Crusoe's adventure, is going into the tourist business. It offers winter vacations in a "tropical paradise" for $15 to $21 a day. Promoters are boosting the Caribbean by noting thab it offers •warm weather and tropical surroundings plus the "charm" of the Old World. Most of the islands stil retain the various atmospheres of early colonial days—Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Danish. "Pakage" island-hopping tours out of Miami's tourist-laden area have helped boost the Latin countries' tourist business. Dozens of tourist agencies, steamship lines and airlines offer the inclusive trips at flat rates starting at $440 for an 18-day tqur. Americans touring the Caribbean many spend as high as $35 and $40 a day for accommodations, plus hundreds of dollars more in night clubs, restaurants and for shopping. Land Boom Some Americans become so fascinated by the Caribbean area that :hey buy land there as sites for winter homes. The land boom an example of the travel boom. It was visited by 155,003 Americans in 1956. So far this year that figure is up -21.7 per. cent, with the Eight States Vote Joint Local Planning CHICAGO — Eight state legislatures this year have authorized local government units in metropolitan areas to plan together for future growth, according to the American Society of Planning Officials. In Minnesota a regional planning commission authorized in the Minneapolis-St'. Paul area has been set 195S total surpassed in the first!up covering five counties with a nine months of 1957. TRAVELING PIKE ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota fisheries biologists studying the caused by the'American dollar is'movement of walleye pike report being felt especially on the hilly!they checked out one pike that island of Trinidad. A small plot (^travelled 86 miles down the Mis- gjss , pp River. Another travelled 76 miles. They had been tagged, along with 387 others, at Guttenberg, Iowa. They were caught by anglers at La Crosse, Wis., and', Savanna, 111. j ground with a -sea view in 1954 cost $500. Today the figure is 10 times that or more. Promoters say the Latin political situations which arise from time to time do not hurt tourism. They say it takes more than, political up- popuiation of over a million people and including more than 200 local government unUs. Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana and Washing- authority to plan for the entire area of its jurisdiction, whether all municipalities in the region vote for it or not. VARIETY TREE RED WING, Minn. — Alfred! Swanson can pick any one of 25 varieties from a single apple tree in his backyard. Swanson's tree was planted in 1911, and over the years he grafted cuttings from branches of other trees to provide the varieties. Swanson's apples have won many prizes at the Minnesota state fair. ton have allowed neighboring cities and counties to set up joi'nt planning organizations. Glaze Bacon For Waffles CHICAGO—For a new idea when; serving waffles, try broiled bacon glazed with molasses. Over bacon lined in a pan, pour a mixture of unsulphured molasses and prepared mustard. Then bake in a moderate oven for about five minutes until the molasses bubbles. The bacon will glaze as it cools. WHERE IT WENT SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake I City police, running down leads on Uhe theft of 135 fish, 10 chickens Illinois made permanent the j and four packages of deer, meat Northeastern Planning Commis-ifrom a deep freeze refrigerator, sion for planning in the Chicago apprehended and obtained a con- metropolitan area. Ifession from two teenagers who Connecticut amended an earlier| had been among a group holding law to allow a regional planning i a canyon fish fry. SHE WANTED OUT SALEM, III—When' a grocery here was closed for the day, no one noticed five-year-old Gloria Henson was still inside. Gloria used a pop bottle to break the glass in the front door and went home. Add a pinch of cloves to tomato soup or ginger to black bean soup before healing. For a snack, stuff whole pilled prunes with cream cheese or bacon cheese spread. End the big meal with a tantalizing topping on your pumpkin pie: silvers of cryslalized ginger sprinkled on a circle of whipped cream. If there are not enough hot dish- holders for a large buffet dinner, wrap magazines in aluminum foil. season to tac!) ana eberp one. WARREN C. OTTERMAN • "YOUR INSURANCE COUNSELLOR" 2023 East Broadway MYER'S GREENHOUSE 922 Helm Dial 3996 Hay erery holiday joy come yow way! T *•* STREU'S GROCERY Top College Hill Dial 50731 VVe'd like to help brighten your holidays with our sincere thanks for the privilege of serving you and our warmest •wishes for every happiness. MARY'S GRILL 206 E. Market Phone 2987 very fpecial time o* year is here ' i... »o, to all our iricnus ana everything your'nenrtfl aoir«. SCAGNOLI GRAVEL AND STONE COMPANY Basil and Raymond Scagnoli 900 West Linden Avenue Phone 3311 -'•• *'*?% •>',,• :X.,-:P^««***s3- >• Iff.. -A-; j/^s&v^ fis^Steirl* </#&A$lrJ £&Steisb lay tift true meaning of Cfptetma* fcaton ontt again anb bring its tickings to tljc toorliu THE MIZAN PRODUCTS CO. THE RELIABLE EXTERMINATORS 323 Pearl St. Warren Lybrook Dorothy Lybrook Jim Pierce C. 0. Partlow Chas. Partlow Harry Moor* Jack Naugle ^Reasons warm /^ ^^ JLlie holidays tring Lappy nouxs^. I ^^F and may tney trin^ many to you. TLe holidays abound in love and good fellowship...may you have a plentiful share. The holidays hring old friends tog ether... may this pleasure he joyously yours. The holidays are always happier for the glad th of greetings given and received,..we extend ours to you, most sincerely. MUEHLHAUSEN SPRING DIVISION OF ROCKWELL SPRING AND AXLE COMPANY AND ALL EMPLOYEES LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBKAKi

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