Page 1 2 rt (HI.) Journal-Standard Thursday. July 1 o. 1975 American Vacationers Dwindle In Europe Because Of Prices By ROBERT B. SEMPLE JR. (c.) 1975 N.Y. Times Service LONDON - The dwindling number of American vacationers in Britain and most other parts of Western Europe are finding higher prices than ever before. Interviews with tourist bureaus, hotel managers and travelers iin six countries showed increases of up to 20 per cent for food, lodging and travel, with the $3 dry martini and the $50 hotel room not at all unusual. Accordingly there has been a sharp decline in American tourist business, which began in 1974 and has not been reversed. And Europe, according to officials, is increasingly being left to the wealthy "inflation-proof" traveler or the package tour. "The profile of the tourist seems to be changing," said an official of the American Express in Paris. "The middle-clasjs American who wants to go it alone with his family is brightened, and properly so. Vacationing in Europe requires either money or sound advice, and usually both." The trend can be illustrated with various random findings: - The Rome Hilton, where a double room costs ?72 a day, is only half full so far this year. Nervous Italian officials are offering various incentives - including a 30 per cent reduction in the price of gasoline (now ?1,85 a gallon) for cars with non-Italian plates. / - For the first time, West German tourists spent more money last year nearly $400 million - in the United States than the $300 million Americans spent in West Germany. And the trend is continuing. - The bar at the Esso Motel on the outskirts of the lovely Norwegian fishing village of Stavanger did only a modest business until American companies arrived to seek out oil in the North Sea. Now the bar is a discotheque, sustained by the only people in town - thirsty Texans from the tankers and offshore rigs - willing to pay the standard Norwegian price of $2 for a bottle of beer. - Those Americans who are coming . to Europe tend to be staying for shorter periods, living in cheaper hotels and watching other expenses more carefully. One couple spending a month in Italy, for example, arranged to buy a used car and sell it at the end of the month because the total expense came to less than renting. Similarly, a piz- zeri,a' near the Trevi .Fountain is jammed with Americans seeking a meal at half the price of what an ordinary restaurant would cost. Over-all figures showing the decline in the number of American tourists as opposed to strictly commercial travelers - to Europe are not yet available, but the figures for individual countries are illuminating. The number of American tourists in West Germany, for example, dropped 14 per cent in 1974 from the 1973 level, and may be down as much as another 9 per cent in 1975. The year 1973 is taken as the healthy norm in most countries because that was the last .year before the energy crisis and other inflationary • forces pushed prices dramatically upward and frightened tourists of all nationalities back into their own backyards. Spain seems to be holding its own, but American businesses off at least one-fifth in Britain, Scandanavia and Italy. Britain showed a sharp - and still continuing - drop from 1.5 million Americans in 1973 to 1.28 million in 1974. The trend is no better for the first four months of this year. "Our offices in the states report that Americans are looking to Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the West Indies," said a spokesman for the British Travel Authority. "It is due mainly to increased travel fares and inflation." The worth of one currency against another has had much to do with the flow of travel. The influx of German tourists to the United States, for example, has been caused partly by the relative strength of the mark against the dollar. At the same time, currency values have produced curiosities, not least of all in Britain. The annual British exodus to the continent has slowed from 8.25 million in 1973 to 6.75 million last year. , Although Spain is no longer the holiday bargain it once was, prices still seem relatively modest - $400, for example, for a 15-day golf holiday at a good but not "luxury hotel on Spain's Costa del Sol. The number of American visitors to Spain has decreased - in 1974, a drop of 12 per cent from the year before but the Costa del Sol has become in- DOMINO LIQUORS J & B SCOTCH.... .KGal. 14" CLAN MC GREGOR SCOTCH..... rjt. 4 W CANADIAN MIST.. % Gal. 9 49 BARTON CANADIAN Fifth S 69 EARLY TIMES........ ...........Qt. 4 W KESSLER'S ,. 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A Missouri lawyer on a 378-day European tour: "Bring lots of snacks so you won't starve to death." A young couple at the Tuileries Gardens in Paris: "It is depressing to think that the Arabs are the only ones who will be able to afford to buy anything'." Oddly, few countries in Europe seem to be taking major measures to counteract the decline in American tourists. The Germans arrange package tours, the Italians cut highway tolls and the price of gasoline and the Spaniards peg hotel prices at government-approved levels. But salesmanship on a large scale seems nonexistent, much to the dismay of some individual entrepreneurs. "The tragedy in all this is that Americans can still get good value if they receive the proper help and take time to study the situation," says Frederick E. Pearson, a 38-year-old Englishman who founded and still runs a London-based organization called Take-A-Guide, which arranges personal tours for visitors. His message is that an American couple can still spend a night in England's traditional countryside for $28 a night if they will plan rigorously and give up, as many of them are, their $100-a-night vacations in converted castles and the most expensive hotels. Experienced travelers and even tourist offices also offer other advice: Read menus carefully, travel by train on a Eurailpass, try sojourns in the country away from more expensive areas, avoid renting a car, making telephone calls from the hotel and changing money at any place other than a bank. Above all, imbibe the local stuff: a martini or scotch-and-soda in England may be $2, but a good beer - ale or bitter - is 40 cents. The same principle applies to Germany and Spain. The big exception is Norway, where a combination of severe taxes on all luxury items and a teetotaling tradition makes every drink a moment to remember. Sargent Shriver May Run For Presidency, Says Vermont Paper BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (UPI) - Sargent Shriver, an unsuccessful vice presidential candidate in 1972, is giving up on that office. He's running for president, the Bratfleboro Reformer says.' The Reformer reported Wednesday Shriver, the Democrat's second 1972 vice presidential candidate, will seek 'the 1976 Democratic nomination for president. ACROSS 1 Ybung cow 5 Kind of tide 9 "Penrod ; and- " : 12 On^he shel- , tered side 13 Importune 14 Hebrew Bridge By ALFRED SHEINWOLD It's a good idea to refuse the first trick in the enemy's long suit, but it's not necessarily wise to do so when some secondary suit is. led. It-takes judgment to know whether, the suit is important or unimportant. South dealer North-South vulnerable NORTH ,* KJ105 V 874 0 742 * A74 WEST EAST * 8 4 3 4 A 9 7 2 ' ' V Q9653 <y J102 O,QJ6 0 983 + 82 + KS3 SOUTH - •'" * Q6 <9 AK / 0 A K10 5 '4 QJ1096 South West North East 1 * Pass 1 4 Pass 2 NT Pass 3 NT All Pass Opening lead — ty 5 West opened the five of hearts, and South won with the king. Declarer saw that he would have no trouble if he could win five clubs. If the clubs were not solid, he would need one spade trick. South made his best play by leading the queen of-spades at the second trick. Experienced defenders tend to refuse such a trick. That's the way it worked in this case. East didn;t take the first spade. No Second Chance East didn't get a second ehance. South, satisfied with one spade trick, switched immediately to clubs. The club finesse lost to the king, and back came the jack of hearts. Now South was in position to take nine tricks: two hearts, one spade, two diamonds and four clubs. He took his tricks and cheerfully gave up the rest. If East takes the first spade trick and returns a heart, South is beaten. He has three spades, two hearts, two diamonds and only one club. As soon as South tries for a second club, the de- .fenders can run the hearts, defeating 1 the contract. DAILY QUESTION Partner opens with one heart, arid the next player passes. You hold: S- 8 4 3; H- Q 9 6 5 3; D- Q J 6; C- 8 2. What do you say? ANSWER: Bid two hearts. You have barely enough for this weak bid despife your length in trumps. This would be a poor time to jump to four hearts. . Ui AiRtlei Times 15 Tarkington rstory 17 Dance step .18 Banishes 19 Approaches 21 And (L.)>•' 22 Lobby 24 Play the lead 27 Not many . 28 Huron, for one . 31 School dance ' 32 Swedish coin 33 Metal 34. Makes / mistakes 36 Spanish national hero 37 Furnish 38 Region of Asia Minor 4ft Three-toed :': sloth' 41Judicial' •opinions 43 Agreement 47 Commotion 48 Scoring . -term in 'golf' 51 Asian festival 52 Emerald - Isle 53 Afabia« . chieftain 54 Letter ^Identical 56 Type of relief DOWN 1 Instance ,2 Masculine name < 3 Son of Jacob 4 Sensory organ 5 Dry fruits 6 Before 7 Mature 8 A denarius 9 Divide lOWinglike 11 Fail to hit Avg. solution time: 22min. IB 41 51 54 21 26 38- n 19 20 22 25 28 40" 45 44 Answer to yesterday's puzzle. \ 16;Seine •: 20 Lamprey 22 Spanish fiesta 23 Was in debt 24 Haggard novel 25 High hill 26 Fruits 27 Central points 29'. Relatives '": 30 Conclusion 35 Habitual drunkard 37 Spoke • imperfectly 39 Titles 40 Tree 41 Tropical fruit 42 Caesar's fatal date 43 Skin disease 44 Sailor's saint 45 Brad XYWYJYUXSCG.WVXV 46 Lebanese Yesterday's Cryptoquip — CUTE CHILD PLAYED seaport VIVACIOUSLY AT HOPSCOTCH. 49 Constella ; tioh (©1975 King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 50 Tiny — Today's Cryptoquip clue: U equals C 48 55 49 53 14 10 DCEG 0 CRYPTOQUIP JEO SJJYOVJJD 7-io YJSITS- Ann Landers Answers Your Questions Dear Ann Landers: I'm sure my husband is an alcoholic but he denies it. The man can drink half a fifth every night after supper. According to him it's better than sleeping pills. (He has had insomnia for several years and the doctor suggested a glass of wine or whisky at bedtime.) I say anyone who drinks that much booze every night of his'life is an alcoholic. After two drinks he gets mean, starts fights and makes long distance telephone calls to- people all over the country. When the bills come in he wants to know who made the calls. He doesn't even remember speaking to these people, much less what he said. Please, Ann, give me a definition of an alcoholic. I need to know whether I'm right or wrong. , -TOUGH SLEDDING Dear Tough: One of the best definitions of an alcoholic was written by Dr. Will M^enninger many years ago. Here it is: "Alcoholism Is a character disorder marked by repeated excessive drinking to such a degree that the individual's own efficiency or happiness is TV Highlights Complete area television listings are carried in the "tv talk" supplement of the Saturday Sunrise edition of The Freeport Jour, Hal-Standard. Today's Highlights 7 p.m.-Channels 6, 7,15, and 17-Gladys Knight and the Pips. The guests for the first of this summer's shows are Sammy Davis Jr., Gabriel Kaplan and songwriter Paul Williams. 8 p.m.-Channels 2, 3, and. 4-CBS Thursday Night Movies. "David Cop- perfleld" stars Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Dame Edith Evans and Sir Laurence Olivier in the Dickens' classic. severely impaired and the "relationships in his family, in his business and with his friends are jeopardized." Here's an added statement by Ann Landers: ' I know of no single element in our society that has wrecked more careers, ruined more marriages and destroyed more healthy bodies'than booze. * * * Dear Ann Landers: Since your column has so many grim and heartrending letters I thought you might enjoy something on the light side for a change. This was prompted by the letter from the woman who wrote and suggested a better name than "just a housewife." She came up with "domestic engineer." When I visited England I was surprised to discover' they actually call racetrack bookies "Turf Accountants"; garbage collectors were "Swill Solicitors"! . These are almost as funny as our local school system which labels the school library "The Instructional Materials Center." Maybe they should call you a "problem analyst for the emotionally distraught" instead of "dispenser of advice to the lovelorn." What say you, Annie? " . -KEN C. OF WEST VA. Dear Ken: I say deliver me from "Advice to the Lovelorn." I'll settle for "Human Relations Columnist." I don't need to be an "analyst." Thanks anyway. ' * * * Dear Ann Landers: The income tax deadline has long since passed but I'm still mad enough about those cockeyed forms to write to Ann Landers. I wish the government would get something straight. T.he "housewives" in this country are not "unemployed." We are pretty damned busy. According to the Random House Col- lege Dictionary, to be "unemployed" is "to be unoccupied, or jobless.'"-I am none of those things and neither are millions of other women who cpok, clean, wash, iron, chase kids, sew on buttons, can, freeze and hunt bargains. Anyone who has the nutty idea that the woman who. stays .home .is "unemployed" ought to follow me around from 7 a.m. until 11 p:m. They'd get an eyeful. -D.L.K. Dear D.L.K.: Thanks for an earful. I'm for revising the 'language on those LR.S. forms. How about it, Washington? . ! * * * Dear Ann Landers: Why is'it that a person can be as nutty as a fruitcake but if he hasn't been to a psychiatrist and there is no record of his having received professional help, he is hired for a job? On the other hand, the minute a prospective employer sees information on a person's application stating that he has sought help for an emotional illness, he is considered a nut (or an ex- nut) and is not hired. This happened to my sister three times. The fourth time she lied on her application and was hired. Why must people be forced to cover up the fact they've received help? Are we still living in the Middle Ages? .••••'.- -BURNED • ' . . I.:'" ' ' '• ;;• : •::.-. a Dear B.: There is a great deal less stigma attached to mental illness than there once was - but we still have a long way to go. Some applications no longer ask that question and I fervently hope the day is not far off when it will be stricken from all applications. I recommend hiring employes who have had professional help. They are more compassionate and have keener insight than those who have not had counseling. WANT ADS LEGAL'S Legal Notices CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN that LETTERS OF OFFICE were issued on June 23, 1975 in the estate of WILLIAM H. SCHMICH, deceased, No. 75-P-114. CLAIMS may be filed within SIX (6) MONTHS from said date. Any Claim not file'd within that period is barred as to the estate invento-' ried within that period. John G. Whiton, Attorney, Freeport, Illinois. Claribel Schmich, Executor, 1026 S. Benson Blvd., Freeport, Illinois. ETHA CHAMPLIN, Circuit Clerk 6-26-7-3-10 NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the County Board of Stephenson County, Illinois a,t 10 A.M. (DST) on July 22, 1975 at the office of the Co. Supt. of Highways, South and Walnut Sts., Freeport, 111. for the following: Sec. 75-0006500-SC (DL) 52,000 gals. Emulsified Asphalt; Sec. 75-0006500-SC-939 Tons Bit. Mix Sand Seal Coat. Specifications and proposal forms may be obtained at the above office and all bids are to be accompanied by check in accord with Art. 102.09 of the D.O.T. Specifications. Tfie Public Works Committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. By Order of County Board of Stephenson County, Illinois. 7-10-17 PUBLICATION NOTICE In the Circuit Court of Stephenson County, Illinois Dale Schaar, Plaintiff, vs. Tonl L. Schaar, Defendant In Chancery No.: 75-D-106 Toni L. Schaar is hereby notified that there is pending, in the above-named Court, a Divorce action against her, captioned as above, and that unless she files an Answer on .or before the 28th day of July, A.D., 1975, judgment jy default will be entered against her. ETHA CHAMPLIN Circuit Court Clerk William L. Jeffrey Attorney 6-26-7-3-10 Legal Notices CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN that LETTERS OF OFFICE were issued on July 8, 1975 in the estate of MABEL D. BARDEL'L, deceased, NO. 75-P-U9. CLAIMS may be filed within SIX (6) MONTHS from said date. Any Claim not. filed within that period is barred as to the estate inventoried within that period.' _. Robert P. Smith, Attorney; 626 22nd Ave., Monroe, Wisconsin. Clara B. Smith, Administrator, 530 E. Iroquois St., Freepo'rt, III ETHA CHAMPLIN, Circuit Clerk Pro tern 7-10-17-24 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE IN TELEPHONE RATES FOR SERVICE CONNECTION CHARGES To the Patrons of Continental Telephone Company of Illinois:' Continental' Telephone Company of Illinois, hereby gives notice to the public that it has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission a proposed change in its rates for service connection charges in all of its exchanges in Illinois and said changes involve an increase in the rates for service connection charges. An em- ploye of the Company will assist any person to determine the effect of the proposed increase. A copy of. the- proposed rates may be inspected by any interested party at the business office of the Company. All parties interested in this matter may obtain information with respect thereto either directly from this Company or by addressing the Secretary of the Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol, Springfield, Illinois. CONTINENTAL TELEPHONE COMPANY OF ILLINOIS By: D. M. Redmond, Vice President , 7-10-17 ANNOUNCEMENTS Deaths Card Of Thanks 6 GRIFFIN - We wish to thank our neighbors, friends and relatives for the thoughtfulness and kindness shown us during our recent bereavement. May God bless each and every one of you. The Family of the Late Leroy W. Griffin Sr. LOEWE - We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to our relatives, frjends and neighbors for all their acts of kindness, flowers, memorials, cards, food and sympathy extended to us at the death of our loved one. A special thank you to Vicar Mark Johnson for his prayers and comforting words. None of these things will be forgotten. THE FAMILY OF THE LATE HERMAN H. LOEWE Monuments. Cemetery Lots 9 ENGELS;MONUMENT WORKS Cor. Demeter Dr. & W. Empire PHONE 232-9119 FLACHTEMEIER Established 1874 807 S. Adams Ave. 232-2312 Personals 10 ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN! ARE YOU PREPARED?, INSURE WITH US Western States .Insurance Co. ANOTHER .special for home 1 entertainment:'Chess sets - 40% discount. C. H. Little «TCo., 24 E. Stephenson. A Special Wedding Gift... HOUSE & GARDEN 700 W. South St. 232-3298 FREE Checking, a special service at State Bank for "Senior Citizens. No minimum balance. FULL LINE of HO supplies and accessories. EMMERT DRUG CO., Hobby Dept., 2nd floor. HAROLD WIRTJES - Stump removal; also tree & shrub trimming. Free est. 232-4838. Italian Pewter Candlesticks GARRITY GIFTS Lincoln Mall 233-3512 LOVE IS A Big Banana Split! DAIRY DREEM MINIATURES - for memory boxes & terrariums. Visit Dorothy's Crafts, Davis 865-5187 Pregnant & Distressed? Call 232-4093 Sager Tours July 15th, 1 day, Wisconsin Dells. July 19th, 9 days, Colorado & Cheyenne Rodeo. August 1st or 15th, 3 days, Grand Ole Opera. August 4th, 5 days, Ozark Hills & Silver Dollar City. August 4th, 4 days, Mackinac Is, land & Soo Locks. - ' 232-3128 SHOP FOR DRAPERIES in your own home. Call 233-3191 for personal service, Weise's. TYING THE KNOT? Why not Call H. J. Ware, Photographer for your best pose. 232-5812 YOUR FAVORITE - Gospel recording artist on record or tape. , CHRISTIAN SUPPLY CENTER , 25% OFF - TOWLE Sterling Now until August 9 RINGERS, on the Garage & Yard Sale 13 BASEMENT SALE - 1730 S. West Ave., Friday, 6 to 9. Sat. 8 to NOON. Clothes, games, toys, books & misc. WANT A SNAPPY RETURN - on a small investment?... It's simple ... Try a tow cost Family Want Ad Today... Call 232-2171. Garage & Yard Sale 13 DRIVEWAY SALE - Friday & Sat., July 11 & 12th, 9-6 p.m., at 751 W. American. Boy's and jjirl's clothing; toys; misc. GARAGE SALE - MOVING, Thursday, Friday, July 10-11, 9 to 6 p.m. Robin & Glenview Dr. Northern Hills. Washer, dryer, dinette set, color TV, other furniture, Fisher-Price toys and games, garden cultivator and many misc. items. GARAGE SALE - Thurs., Friday & Sat., 8-7. Clocks; wristwatches; old bottles; bicycle parts; clothes & dishes. 525 W. American. GARAGE SALE - Appliances, dishes, patterns, clothes= 516 Brad Mar Dr., July 11 & 12th, 9 to 9. HUGE_GARAGE SALE - 1^' miles North of Freeport on Rt. 26 (look for sign). Fri. 4 Sat., 95. Family moving, % of barn full of items to be sold. Clothing for everyone; baby equipment; youth bed; toys; records; riding fire engine; books; flower pots; artificial flowers; bottles; . small electrical appliances; jumping & children's skis; golf clubs; storms & screens; portable TV; attic fans; player piano rolls; antique sinks. PORCH SALE - Friday, 9-7- Sat., 9-3 p.m., at 728 E, Empire.. Children, teen-age, girl's & adult clothing; misc. house-' hold; books & collectibles. PORCH SALE - Friday, 2-?, Sat 9-?. 1212 S. Maple. Clothing, sewing machine, washer, misc. 4 FAMILY GARAGE SALE 1260 W. Staver, Friday & Sat., 8-5. Men & women & children's clothing; dishes; trailer hitches; crafts; misc. Strayed, Lost & Found 14 LOST AIREDALE - Black & tan : mala Lena area. Call 369-2894 or 868-22,15. Automobiles For Sale 21 AUTOMOTIVE Body Repair & Repainting PERDUES 55 E, Monterey St. 232-3167 '68 CAMARO Super Sport. 396. New paint, shocks and tires. $1500. 244-9320 after 4 p.m. '68 CHRYSLER - 6 passenger" wagon, power steering & brakes, factory air & new ar Poly glass tires. ?795, ' 6 I4 M . PALA ~ Sl| P er 396, 1973 GREMLIN - 6, automatic ..Excellent condition. S2200 Phone 865-5618 after 6 P.M. ' J&J - Auto Wrecking. Used auto parts. Buying cars & trucks. 449-2469. River Road, I mile N. on Markel Roaij.
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