Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 9, 1963 · Page 2
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THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS SUNDAY. JUNK 9, Sfitll VKAR Old Slum Blooming Into Island Jew* By CHARU'.S BERNARD | PAGO PAGO, American Samoa ; (UPI) — Anyone who visited run-; i down American Samoa as little as two years ago would find it hard to believe that today this former slum of the South Pacific is being : polished into one of the tourist 1 jewels of Polynesia. The U.S. taxpayer can take pride in the fact his millions being be! latedly spent are providing t h e ! final push in American Samoa. Hut Samoa's 21.000 natives under the sometimes prodding guidance major construction in American I had appropriated $1.2 million nlto- Samoa since before World War ^ gether. The year before I got Ivrr got I Special Tourist Rates to Mexico Are Announced in II. Ho tins built the jet runway, a : hard-surfaced road from one end: of ihr main island of Tutuila In the : olher, added schools and is building a medical center. Ry the lime the hold is in opera- lion, l.e-e is determined to have American Samoa equipped with educational television, and have eradicated by vaccination m n s- Samoa pol $'2 million and when I arrived I had a S."> million appropriation for the year, mainly to firt the community ready to receive the South Pacific Commission Conference which was held in Pago Pago last summer." Lee said "three weeks after I got h'rre I wired for another $,"> million and followed lhal up with a disease of the tropics which swells its victims' arms, limbs and vital of a quiet-spoken but tough-mind- organs to balloon sire, (lone will eel presidentially - appointed governor are developing the "do - il- yourself" program that bodes well line of Pago Pago harbor and in Hard hats and a roofed mine car protect tourists to the Seldom Seen Valley Mine. Visitors Really Dig This Mine They're digging coal —and mining tourist possibilities— at Seldom Seen, Pa. The Seldom Seen Valley Mine runs a tourist mine train during the summer, Wednesday through Sunday, and visitors are treated to 'the sight of a mine in actual operation. Hazardous operations, such as blasting, are performed in off-tourist hours. • As an added treat the hard-halted amateur miners are permitted to chip their own samples of coal, as at left, from the face of the coal seam. Popularity of the tours has sparked a plan for restoration of the ghost town of Seldom Seen, to provide added attractions lor the vacation time miners. for their future. From 1900. when the United States took possession of American Samoa's Tfifi square mile island community, the place was allowed to slowly decay until Governor H. Rex Lee stepped into the picture 18 months ago. L.ee figures the $'22.5 million Congress is expected to have appropriated by the end of 196.1 will be almost enough to give American Samoa the physical, medical and educational face-lifting it has needed for many years. Within the next two years Lee quito-borne filariasis. the dread flying visit to Washington where I told my story to the Senate Deficiency Appropriations Committee." As a result, Lee — a career service Department of Interior executive who knows his way around the nation's capital — got $9.5 in Iflfil and has received $U millir-n for fiscal 1962. He said "this uill MKXK'O CIIY (UPi)-lmm cm now v >l iMe-;u-'i for 15 da on a snrc.nl. Pit-cent imms! rn< I hi- I mm;-.rat ion De-par <m ni announced. The new 15-day card replace the old card, which was goo 5 ('-ivs and cost ill" '-.line. Immigration officials said time limit was extended bec a survey showed a great majority of tourists remain m Mexico week or longer. Tourists formerly bad to buy M card valid for six months n IS ,t in * .,-,,; for the ISC •ily a v n if mrr than five (fays. FLOWER PLANTS (.Sera mums E|& - , fi$« Petunias \r <•-•>• • ' KpRonias Tomatoes M.-inv ntli.'i- Vniillps Of limits Harper's £:: 00!) N. KiissHI MO !)-!r>7:> • i ' he the outhouses which now mar the otherwise beautiful shorc- their places a modern new sewage system. In an interview with UPI, Lee be (he last big budget year" neces looked hack on his arrival as gov- sary. ernor 18 months earlier. He until he. saw Samoa he had not l.ee said thu money spent by the . American taxpayer and the self-! "been aware of the fact the place help efforts on the part of i li e j had been neglected as long as it had been. "We had 300 Samoan school teachers, many of whom had the equivalent of only a first or second grade education. We were turning tlown iwo-lhird.s of our children who wanted to and should have gone to high school. We hadn't ever really touched on the funda- the people. Samoan chiefs and their people s h o w promises of spreading i throughout the South Pacific as! gains for U.S. prestige and help i for approximately one million other native populations living in Samoa's area of influence. i "In 10 years the U.S. Congress '• per second. is confident a development com , ,. , pany. financed by private fund, of menlal nledical Problems of Samoan villages, will have a 100- rooni hotel in operation to attract the "carriage trade" type of visitor. In anticipation of this Pan American World Airways already has made American Samoa's new jet r l| nway a weekly 707 jet stop on its South Pacific route between the United States and Australia. Panam's landing fees, alone, s hould run to excess of $50,000 income to the Samoan government annually. l.ee in the past IS months has caused a host of new public building to be erected, the firM Speed of sound in air increases with the temperature, but at room temperature it is about 3-14 miles DR. FRANK M. HATCHER FOOT SPECIALIST ANNOUNCES The Removal of His Office to 1033 TERRY ROAD PH. MO 4-2781 By Appointment Only ^^ -'• Whittington's Sensational Warehouse Clearance Sale! Prices Of Entire Stock Reduced! Save! Save! Visitors to the Seldom Seen chip their own sample coal. French "Chateaux' Now Magnificent Travel Bait •^ By CHARLES W. RIDLEY 'laurants and museums. Part of SO francs (Ifi dollars) a day. PARIS (UP!) — France is push- the idea is to provide top-class ac- (.'bateau de Prey at Amboise. ing plans for a new tourist at- commodations in regions of the 120 miles southwest of Paris. A traction by which visitors will be country seldom probed by tourists. 13th century castle on the banks Tourisis from abroad will be of the Loire River with magnifi- able 10 explore hundreds of In- cient flower garden, about 60 tie-known historic segments and francs (12 dollars). ihe son of gourmet country inns Domaine de la Noe at Bonne- tor which France's bvwav.s are ville. 60 miles west of Paris. Big Whirtingrons Fabulous "Big 666" FACTORY HOME PAC*! No Money Down First Payment ['•> Days'Alter Delivery Pay Only S.">. 15 Per \\eek able to tour the country staying in the history-steeped "chateau" homes of the past. Gaullist cultural minister Andre Malraux, well launched on a campaign to restore and preserve ihe relics of France's pasi grandeur, is reported to be backing the scheme personally. Scores of "stately homes" doi- ted throughout the countryside are to he converted inio hotels, res- famous. The idea "chateaux" c«lh.-d ihe of turning France's into tourist bait re- conviTMim of castles and abbeys in Spam and Portugal which was the basis of rounsi traffic in those two countries. It is not a new idea Fur main years the costles of the Loire River Valley have been a setting for tourist excursions. Many minor stalely homes already are ope- tatmg as hotels. Among moie than fl score already available, prices ranged from reasonable lo pyn^ns \p ac cording lo th" facilities provide Bui all give Hie IOUIIM tlie feeling of h\mg for a few dm s in the splendor of i!'»' I'i'ench country squire of yesteivear. park bordering on a trout stream. Pi ice about -15 francs (nine dollar) per day. (bateau de Creissels. at Creissels, 360 miles southwest of Paris. A restored medieval castle built on a pinnacle of rock. Price 35 francs (seven dollars.) PARIS (UPI) portanl thing if — The you're im- visiting France is not to forget to J bring your money in traveller's i checks. It's safer and its cheap- \ er. Here are some of the "c h a- leau\" now available as hotels, and |>ru es for one person per dav, with all nif-als included' —Chateau de ( omiree at H o n- nal ra.i - scie/ m ihe S.i . o\ Alpv !',."itl miles soutliea-,1 of Pal i- 1 oui - iri-n room-, Pi i . i-ue be u li a n d \\irbt h.'ii bor on 1 al.e. I eiuan Pi'u e about TU Iraiu s i I -1 dollar-,) per da\. Most shops in Paris give a J I | d'scount, generally about 20 per | J cent, for many goods bought \ s and paid for in this way. But j \ many of them will refuse to } | give the same discount on pay* ment with dollar bills. \ Household goods do not figure \ except for some items like ta- j j blecloths and glassware. But! | the range of goods does in- \ \ elude perfumes, clothes, shoes, j \ jewelry, watches, and a wide | | range of souvenirs. \ The best way to buy liquor • ut une of the big P a r i s t | stores with a duly-free arrange- \ ) ment under which it is deliv- ) * \ . \ is \ Grand Old Opry Starring In Person J,eKoy Van D\Uc I .••Hoy Van D\Ue m : ;u mile : . ill' s. i 01.i ipiCil HI if-: uf pool. lie la M'.imleleme HI de near Mai -edles -i.'iii miles : l\i' ..-, Has .m anc em i! v.i \ l''ilj.',e I me old pa.nl big pill, anil lelin. -. Pi .1 e (I ti viu s I 10 dollai -.). i i, lit- i ' 11 i': i ' • • i a 1 !' o n . i *. -, -..ii.in ol Pa- i- I ighiei-n i i.i 1 on an uid K.'i'.an '. .!l.i tv, Punims Pild'e I'oiiv paik «nd a .swimming ered to your home address. I £ Lillccdll \ Jack KuljunKs ! v"t 111! 1 i •• ^ Billy Kainslunl DANCE 8 to 12 WED. JUNE 12 Oasis Club I.e Prieure at «non, 4IIII miles (iuunncl lu.'ul :ir bors ot an Villeneu\eles-A\i- s south of P a r i s. under ihe flowering nlil priori. Ahum PLAN NO PROTEST \\'.\S1IIN(,ION' U.'PI) — The I inii-d Suiifs dot's not plan In piiiir-i lo Hie \'ene/uela govein- mi-ni i lie i aid mi the I .S mill laiy mission, office in Caracas b\ pi o-( a^i ri) lei 101 isi s Lincoln \\'hite. 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