Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 11, 1973 · Page 23
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>i UK. Controlling Vacationing Hordes Is Main Challenge at Yosemite Golesburg Register-MglLGglesburg, 111. Monday, June 1 h 1 97T", II "... as If into this one mountain mansion Nature has gathered her choicest treasures . . ."—John Muir, natu* rallst, describing Yosemite Valley, California. By MURRAY OLDBRMAN YOSISMITE VILLAGE, Calif. (NEA )-Jifc is still breathtaking on a gentle warm weekend, the sylvan and meadowed valley "floor of Yosemite pacific under the glacial-carved cathedrals of granite, an arc of seven silvery falls spilling from the top down the stone sides. But it is also man-iimde tumult, exhaling the vapors of pollution in a procession of automobiles, pouring people into all its crannies. IT IS BOTH a glory and a thrombosis of a national park, meant to be a preserved haven in the High Sierra, but rent with the problems created by the people it serves. Yosemite Park is in itself vast —1,200 square miles of sub-Alpine meadow and mountain. But) Yosemite Valley is small — a narrow seven-mile ribbon carved millions of years ago and now accommor dating the winding, dancing Merced River through its heart—# beautiful attraction, the sweetest spot on the honeycomb. And here is where they all come. This year, two-and-a-quar- ter-imillion people will squirm through the gorges which approach Yosemite Valley from the west, on tortuous two-lane roads accessible only to gaso- Yosemite National Park line-powered vehicles of the 20th century. IT BECOMES a little city as, on a busy day, 25,000 people are disgorged in its campgrounds, its limited hotels, its roadsides and on the banks of its stream. To serv­ ice them, the Curry Company, the park concessioner, hires 1,400 people. So what started happening five years ago was almost an inevitable consequence. Urban ills hit (he valley. The dual roads on the north and south sides rivaled the Long Island Expressway as the world's largest parking lot. The young discovered it. They brought in hash and marijuana and worse. One night in the early summer ofi '70 they were raising hell on the open meadow near Stoneman Bridge adjacent to a big campgrounds populated by families trying to sleep. The park rangers were called. The kids disregarded them. The park rangers came back with their horses, were joined by cowboys who work the valley, and stirrup-to-stirrup they tromped across the meadow and rousted the kids. NEXT NIGHT, rfflie kids were back and raising hell again. Back came the rangers and cowhoys. But this time the young ones were prepared. They had hidden rocks in the high grass. Clubs were swung and stones flung and it was a mess. Yosemite had discovered the youth rebellion. Since then, the administration of the park has come into the 20th century. "People control is the most challenging part of our work," says John Good, the assistant superintendent of the park. "We iget a tremendous num­ ber of kids and California kida are further out than most. "What we've had to do is reeducate our rangers—itherc are 40 altogether — to treat people as individuals, not to classify them on the basis of hair length." (Good's hair hangs long, too.) "Our attitudes have changed with young people. Rangers aren't /hassling them any longer. There were claims our men were losing control of the park and they were. But the big confrontation syndrome doesn't exist' any more." ONE REASON is a very neat little separation of classes which has taken place among park visitors. In Yosemite Valley, the hippies and student dropouts and other freaks now congregate at Yellow Pines campgrounds on the western end, near the entrance, where they can flop in primitive pasture for two bits a night, seldom collected. Serious mountain climbers, who also have long hair but resent being grouped with the "beats," cluster in Camp IV near the base of imposing El Capitan, the largest exposed granite cliff in the world, at the center of the valley. The "straights" and their Winnebagos go to the orderly campgrounds to itihe eastern end of the valley, where a See 'Controlling'- (Continued on Page 25) vaeanoN special^ MOUNTED FREE Winner of the 2 Tires On the Anniversary Drawing Was MR. VIRTUS ANDERSON Gafva; Illinois Price Good Thru 6/16 Wide Wide XT RENEGADE* 60 mm Raised White Letters Reg. Price SALE PRICE Ex. Tax C60xl3 30.45 24.50 2.45 F60xl4 35.95 30.95 2.90 G60xl4 39.95 31.95 3.11 G60xl5 39.95 31.95 3.18 *L60xl5 51.95 41.95 3.47 2x2 POLYESTER/FIBER GLASS '4 Ply Plus 2 Belts 3.16 G60xl4 41.95 2900 RAMROD 4 PLY POLYESTER Save More On Four! $7.50 to $15.50 per tire! NEW! 4-plies ol tougli, smooth-riding polyestei: cord. NEW! Deep, wide, road- holding iroad. NEW! Square-shouldered design. NEW! Smart, wider whitewalls AIR FLOAT DELUXE Plus F.E. Tax 'of$1.45-$1.74 a tire, Will be regularly priced $22,45 to $23.95! SIZES: A78-13, 5,60-13,6.50-13, 5.60-15 SAVEMORE$Jjg ON 4 FOR plus F.E.T. Plus F.E. Tax of$1.92-$2.4Z. a tire. 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FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 1973 March 21 to April 20 (Aries) -Some unexpected situations could throw you off the track cause confusion or misunder standing: Be alert. Also, avoid impulsiveness in word or speech April 21 to May 21 (Taurus) —A friendly Venus indicates that you could now strive for a higher goal. You. may have to take a different route to achieve it,' but the new road could be a better one. May 22 to June 21 (Gemini) —Recipe for dealing with the competition you'll now encounter: Deftly meet punch with punch, talent with talent. June 22 to July 23 (Cancer)— Here is a splendid day for nan dling both routine matters and extraordinary projects. New ad varices indicated in certain ven tures which have recently been stymied. July 24 to Aug. 23 (Leo)-Sin gle-handedly you can institute improvements in many areas, tie up loose ends and plan new undertakings, but minor mat ters may tend to disturb: Don't let them. Aug. 24 to Sept. 23 (Virgo) Some persons may act in a manner not fully anticipated Do not let this .throw you off balance or ruin your innately serene disposition. Sept. 24 to Oct. 23 (Libra) If any of your plans have been blocked lately, THIS is the time to try again. Study new trends as you will soon play an active role in an unexpected situation. Oct. 24 to Nov. 22 (Scorpio) Some tricky circumstances to handle: Don't leave anything to chance. Look for some unexpected—and pleasant—news in a personal matter. Nov. 23 to Dec. 21 (Sagittari us)—Tight spots need not disturb you. If you flare up, you may lose composure, set yourself back quite a bit. Discretion! Dec. 22 to Jan. 20 (Capricorn) —Don't rest on past laurels now. So much good and so much .progress is in store that it would be foo'ihardy to let down in effort. Jan. 21 to Feb. 19 (Aquarius) —Remain your inborn optimistic self as you wade through weighty matters, complicated issues or just plain tasks. Time is very much on your side now. Feb. 20 to March 20 (Pisces) —A distant goal now seems to be within reach. Press on, and don't let others discourage you. YOU BORN TODAY are one of Gemini's deepest thinkers, are philosophical by nature and far more patient than most of those born under your Sign. Unlike these, once you have started a project, you are content to wait things out, not dropping everything impulsively just to try something different. Like most Geminians, however, you have been endowed with the gift of words and would make an outstanding writer, journalist, linguist, advertising and promotional expert, educator or publisher. You are imaginative and inventive; may finish in a blaze of glory projects others have given up as unproductive. If attracted to the business world, you would make a successful merchant, financier, consultant in a large organization. Birthdate of: Sir Anthony Eden, British statesman. Heirs to Estate Sought in Area A search is being conducted in Western Illinois and the St. Louis, Mo., area for heirs to the $50,000 estate of June Whitelaw. Gordon L. Cox, a probate genealogist, said records indicate a brother of the decedent, Floyd Robert Mann, was born at Alton April 1, 1891. He married Jayne F. Jarrell, a musician, at the Webster Groves Baptist Church, St. Louis, on Oct. 26, 1920. Cox said evidence points to the fact that Mann served with Company A of the Fifth Missouri Regiment during World War I. Cox, 302 W. Elm St., Tucson, Ariz., said he is searching for relatives of Mrs. Whitelaw or persons who have known members of the Whitelaw or Mann families. llihlt* Scli»ul hiiris ELLISVILLE -Vacation Church School at Ellisville Church of the Nazarene ended June 8. Theme for this year's session was "Let's Go Fishing."£ KISLER BROS HI-LO GROCERY Ml S. SKMINAKV (.Al ESBllUi Open Doily Saturday Sunday IIIIITF. n - SOUTH \niViDo\ 8 AM -10 PM 8 AM - 9 PM 9-1 PM & 4-9 PM BEEF plus T.V.P. T.V. P.-Textu red- Vegetable-Protein Used in School Lunch Programs. More Protein-Less Fat U.S. CHOICE BEEF Rib Steaks BORDENS HALF Pint AND r fn HALF Country Delight White Bread 2—49' SATHERS MARDI GRAS TOWELS Jumbo Roll Raggedy Ann Fruit Cocktail ~ Tin DAISY FRESH DAISY % Instant Starch •mm "Ml STARCH & 22 oz. Can Royal Crown Cola 8 - : 63 c SiM CUP & SAVE INSTANT MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE mtM CUP & SAVE 3B &s BUTTER-NUT COFFEE T M.39 With Thi$ Coupon (C) Expire* 6-13-73 HI-LO _i a

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