Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 6, 1977 · Page 9
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, October 6, 1977
Page 9
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t~TtePti«ro»-Tribune. Loganspori, Ind. Thursday, October 6, i«7? City Is Still The Hub Of Economic Activity PITTSBURGH <UtM> Larger cities once knew their sizi 1 alone would aliract new business and industry, but recent promotional campaigns for suburban areas have forced the cities to think about selling themselves. Pittsburgh City Development Director Ed do l.uca has foe™ charged with convincing company heads th;il cities remain the lies! location for development, despite their wellpublicized problems. "Years ago. because a business located in New Vork City it could attract anyone. Today thai is seen as de""'Luca THIS BUS IS ALWAYS STOPPED, A San Francisco restaurant located at a cornrr bus stop is appropriately painted to look like a bus. So far the proprietor has been lucky — he hasn't been ticketed for being too close to the hydrant. Soviet Actresses BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (LJPI) - Soviet actresses Svetlana Tonia and Klena Prokfova made a series of appearances here in connection with Soviet Film Week, the counterpart of Argentina Film Week in Moscow. is Pro Confides Pet Peeves WAILKA-MAUI, Hawaii (UP! i — Tennis professionals have their own pet peeves. Their students can learn from the peeves as well as the instruction, says one resort tennis pro. It is hard enough leaching in a resort where hotel guests come in for ;i lesson or two and Ihon move on to another island. Bui when they fail to practice what they've been taught, it upsets Steve Lee. "1 think that's the worst," Lee said after conducting a "Strokeol the Day" clinic here. "I don't care who the instructor is or what method he leaches, the mosl upsetting thing to him will b<> if you don't practice. "If you learn something," said the bronzed Hawaiian, "the idea is to reinforce il with practice, "Sure, we professionals make our living out of this. But we also like to [eel we have achieved some kind of success, "And you don't do that with what we call the professional lesson taker. Some of them come here just so they'll have something to talk about. "You know, they want to tell people what their pro told them today — to brag about the wonderful new pro they are taking lessons from. "We're just a nice conversation piece for them. "1 know practicing is hard sometimes — to squeeze in the lime for it — but what it really boils down lo, if you don't practice, you're wasting a lot of money." What else bugs Lee, 27, of Honolulu, tennis pro at the Wailea club on Maui? "The spectators that start giving the lesson themselves. "It's happened once or twice. One time, there was this father. It was the first time I had taught his son. So I '.vanled to let him take some swings before 1 started giving instruct ions — give him a chance to relax, to loosen up. And I needed lo find out how good he was and what he needed to work on. "But the father, he starts right in giving instructions. 1 ask him. 'Pardon me. sir. but if it's all right with you. I'm giving the lesson. I'll tell him what to do.' "He says. 'Well, tell him something then.' "That kind of tennis parent, they are the worst. "A lot of these parents. they're Irving to relive their lives through their kids. We see them at the tourneys, too. What they tried and couldn't doi they're going to have their kid do.' ' "And a lot of kids I've known have quit because of that. They can just take so much of that kind of pressure." Steve has one piece of advice for anyone serious about developing a good game. "Try to find an instructor that you are compatible with. As far as the ratio of success goes, a pro wants to — has to — have the great majority of students succeed with him. "But every pro knows there is a certain percentage of people that he won't get along with. No matter how hard you try, it just won't work. These people need to go to someone else." Lee, who has laughl five years here and in Honolulu, conducts Ihe "Stroke of (he Day Clinic" for tennis buffs needing a brush up and who lack lime while here lo take a full course. But he prefers more concentrated private lessons for. more advanced players. Although beginners are sometimes self- conscious and .need private lessons,,he says the clinic -helps a great many others gain confidence from being in a group. Either way, the former University of Hawaii player APPLE ... DUMPLINGS "I EVERY FRIDAY // Ben Hur WHEN YOU'VE GOT 747 DREAMS, BUT YOUR BUDGET'S COME ON IN. If you've spent a whole year waiting for ' your vacation, but your money's already spent, just let us know. With our HFC Troveloon, we may be able- to lend you enough money so you can really go traveling. So, if you can't seem to gef jour dreams airborne, come on in to HFC. People^use ^ our money to get the most out of life LOANS ABOVE J130C MAretSeCUWD ' / BY HEAL AND PERSONAL HJOPEeTY HOUSEHOLD FINANCE LOGANSPORT Logantport Mail Shopping Center U.S. Hwy. 24 E. (Market Street) PHONE: 753-6334 said. "I try to gel tncm so involved with the game, they (orget about beitiR embarrassed." Me has some interest inp instruction methods. "The. important thing." he will say slowly and carefully, "is to hit the ball... over the net. "That's'not one thing. It is two. You have to hit the ball. Then you have to get it over the net."' This introduction leads to' an entire dissertation on meeting the ball with the racket properly; then another on'thy swing that will get it over thfc net. Despite the pet peeves and the fact his lather opposed his choice of profession on the old fashioned view tennis was "a, sissy game." lie loves being a pro. He occasionally gets ,to play with celeWlies such .as Charllon Heston and Robert Slack who come hcre-t'or tennis vacations. "They're pretty fine people," he said. "I'veenjoyed getting to know them," detrimental,' plained: "But the city is still the place where the action is, the hub of economic activity." ; lie sees the tendency of businesses to move to suburban locations as understandable in some cases, but fears too many- are overlooking the other side of the question. He cites the obvious disadvantages stemming from out of the way locations, but also oTfers a convincing theory: "In I lie suburbs, executives lose touch with older executives, they become inbred." Do Luc;) was recruited to Pittsburgh a little over six- months ago from a similar job in Baltimore and is filling a position "he said has been "needed for a long time." In attracting business and industry, which means, attracting more jobs and tax revenue, do l.uca fights the image cities have developed as centers of crime, congestion, and pollution. . . In addition, he also battles "executive whimsy" — the tendency of some industry heads to locate in a certain suburb • because it's close to tlieir homes, or their country clubs, - ' ,To sell urban expansion, he reminds executives of features like large labor pools, good routeways i highways and railroads i. and in the case of Pittsburgh, .a friendly ci.ty .administration. His job is aided by Pittsburgh's distinction of having . the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies. "Industry attracts industry, • business attracts business," he pointed out. lie aims for companies with jobs that the city's work force can be trained for easily. "Cities are depositories of the unskilled, the lower educated and minorities." he said. As "enticements." over and above normal urban ad-i vantages, he and others in his field offer financial incentives in the form of tax breaks. training program subsidies or land discounts. His job includes keeping an eye on (he stale and city lawmakers, promoting incentives for industry and business and lobbying against laws thai scare (hem away. "The big question is whether locating here in Pittsburgh will hejp to increase bottom line profits." he said. "Pennsylvania has a bad name for squeezing the businessman." He is convinced that for many firms, cities remain the mos't profitable location; but not only industry comes out ahead. "People have to remember t hat if the citics die.!he suburbs die. too," he said. "So the cities have to remain strong." REPUBLICAN FUN NIGHT MONDAY, October 10th 7:00 P.M. National Guard Armory Jack Gray, Roastmaster HONORABLE EARL BUTZ, Speaker Entertainment—7 to 8:00 P.M. CIRCUS CITY SIX Program 8:00 P.M. EARL BUTZ For Tickets Phone:753-0296 $5.00 Per Couple Door Prizes Tickets available at door or From your Precinct Commtttotmon Proceeds will go toward the payment of th« N«w Republican Headquarters at 103 E. Market St. 600 E. MAIN ST. 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