Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 18, 1973 · Page 11
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, May 18, 1973
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Golcsburg Register-Moil, (kilesburg. Friday, May 18, 1973 11 Lure for Tourists, Settlers The pastoral bliss of the New Zealand countryside is one of the country's main lures for potential immigrants. And it's attract­ ing a growing number of tourists, many of them from North America. NEA Kiwis Discover Happiness Without Freeways, Smog By DICK KLEINER AUCKLAND, New Zealand (NEA) — If you're thinking of going to New Zealand, there are two words you better learn in a hurry. One is "haeremai." The other Is "double." Last In a Series The first is the old Maori word for "welcome," and nobody says it, but it's printed everywhere. The other is the old English word for an extra large shot of whiskey and you'd be well advised to order a double on all occasions, because the ordinary single shot is measured out by a teaspoon. Or so it seems. Other than that, New Zealand is a hospitable country. II has a lot to offer and American tourists are discovering that in increasing numbers. At the moment, nearly half of New Zealand's tourist visitors — somewhere around 180,000 last'year — come from Australia. They pop over mostly because it's convenient and inexpensive. OF THE. OTHER half, more than 50 per cent how come from, North America, and that percentage is increasing with a rush. What U.S. and Canadian visitors apparently like is that New Zealand is still relatively unspoiled — but there is no language barrier. This is a country where people move slowly but steadily. Even the cities seem unhurried. And there are still millions of acres of beautiful countryside where not a human soul lives. Pioneering exists today in New Zealand. Even old settlers are pioneers. Outside of Queenstown, on the South Island, you can tour a working sheep ranch — Cecil Peak Station — that has 34,000 acres and 8,000 sheep. The guide is a pleasant, joke-cracking old man, and he turns out to be Frederick J. (Popeye) Lucas, who owns the place. He serves tea and cakes and shows you how a sheep ranch runs. SHEEP ARE big in New Zealand. Drive anywhere and you see them grazing on the hillsides. Go to Rotorua, on the North, Island, and you can visit the Agrodome, where they have performing sheep. They don't actually perform, but they do march on stage end stand there while a man gives a demonstration in sheep-shearing. When they brag about performing, sheep, they're just pulling, the wool over your eyes. But, as it is with oranges in California, it's hard to find good roast lamb on New Zealand menus. Most lamb and mutton is frozen and shipped to Great Britain. The ' Kiwis, as they call themselves, eat well, however. Food prices are low, compared to today's U.S. prices. They complain about low salaries, and that's probably true, but theirs is a semi- socialist state and they get many services free from the government. They are, like most people, proud of their homeland. The big joke here is that Australia is "the outislartd." And there ie tremendous, light-hearted competition between the two islands, North and South, which make up New Zealand. "YOU KNOW how South island got its name," a South Islander says. "It's an acro- nymn, and the letters stand for Superb Outstanding Unique Tourist Haven." There's some truth to the boast, too. South Island is incredibly beautiful. On the southwest coast, there are a series of fiords which rival Norway's, notably a 12-mile gash called Milford Sound, lined with mountains and waterfalls. Then there's 12,349-foot tall Mount Cook, a majestic peak, and you can take a small sightseeing plane and land on a nearby glacier. • Mostly, though, what appeals to North Americans about New Zealand is the uncluttered, unrushed atmosphere. There are no freeways—they don't need them yet. But they worry that eventually they'll catch up to the rest of the world. "NEW ZEALAND," says an American now living here, "is five to seven years behind the United States. By 1980, we'll catch up and then we'll have your problems — drugs, crime and traffic." At the moment, though, things are beautiful: There isn't even any smog. fit Argentina Tradition Scant For Inauguration By ROBERT E. SULLIVAN BUENOS AIRES (UPI) About the time the first baseball is thrown out in the United States, the temperature starts to drop here, south of the Equator. The leaves are turning now but the falling foliage Jacks the color of America's Northeast. Instead of waiting for possibly the coldest days of the year for the presidential Inauguration, as in the United States, the Argentines have selected what can be expected to be a crisp fall day, May 25. President-elect Hector J. Campora can easily go hatless, and most probably will. He already has sent word to the ruling generals that the affair will be neither white nor black tie. There are so few presidential inaugurations here that it is not easy to determine a tradition. Security prevents the third- floor presidential office from having a view but Campora has only to stroll to a window to see the pockmarked buildings across the street, hit by machine-gun fire June 16, 1955, when navy planes bombed and sfcraied the plaza and the "Pink House" for almost five hours In an .attempt to kill then- President Peron. Since then, Campora has been in jail, in exile or quietly preparing for the return of his leader, Juan Peron. That day is coming. Campora is a self-effacing person who prefers the image of an obedient servant to Peron, whom he calls "the Boss." "The Boss" already has started giving orders, dictating the dismissal of a particularly abrasive party leader, ordering a halt to a planned party reorganization and summoning Campora to two governmental policy meetings in Madrid. The youth element in the Peronist Justicialist Liberation Front considers Peron the vanguard of people's Socialism. "Peron and Evita (Peron's now-dead first wife) for a Socialist Argentina" is.J.heir banner. Campora has dedicated in advance the new government to "solidarity with all the peoples of the world fighting imperialism." The Justicialist platform, if it Is not ignored, will mean reform but not revolution. American banks, the most visible violators of the Justicial­ ist dictum that Argentine money only can be used for Argentine industry, operated freely and profitably • under Peron. Diplomatic missions here believe Peron, while solidifying power, will move slowly in reforms so as not to alarm the military, but once firmly in command, will swing the country to a Socialist Left. Miss Cynthia Herbert School Selects Student of Year Miss Cynthia Herbert has been named Valley High School Student of the Year. A senior, she has baen president of the French Club, Student Council secretary, GAA treasurer, DAR president, an Illinois State Scholar and Student of the Month. 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