Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 9, 1974 · Page 9
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 9, 1974
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Ev«n With 70 Cent Gas Gas 'Crisis' Not Scaring Summer Travelers By CRAIG AMMERMAN ; AMoeiatai Pmi Writer - Americans planning a vacation trip this summer should be ; prepared U pay more, start ·; planning sooner and keep a ^ careful eye on the gas gauge. ; A nationwide Associated ;Presi survey shows that fami- *ltes are not being scared away * from planning summer vaca- 5 tions by high gasoline prices land the memory of winter : shortages. But tourism officials ;»ay the summer vacationer ; plans to travel a shorter dis- ; tance to find his spot in the sun ;and to stay put longer once he -gets there. 1 The sharp increases in the -price of food and energy will Shit the summer traveler hard. X Some vacation areas report 2 food and beverage prices up 20 ;per cent over last year, and ; federal officials foresee an av- 'erage nationwide price for "gasoline uf 60 cents a gallon :this summer, up from the cur- Irent average of 54 cents for " regular and 58 cents for pre- ;:mium. Some tourist areas pre- ;dict it could go as high as 70 ;cenls. Motel and hotel prices ·are also up in most tourist "areas, but not significantly. * The overall effect means * you'll pay up to 20 per cent r, more for the same vacation yoi Stock last year. ; Many tourist areas suffere ;between a 20 and 40 per cent ^decline in business d u r i n g the ·"winter. But by April most re -ported business nearly norma * again, and some expect a £ record summer. Z RISKY BUSINESS £ The AP survey showed lha £ traveling on Sundays could "mean risking running out "gasoline this summer. There -will be [ewer gasoline stations "open on Sundays tor two rc« sons: (1) many stations do no need that day to sell tlicii monthly allocation, and (2 some owners have gotten usc to having Sundays off anc aren't anxious to work. Th American Automobile Associ ation said Tuesday a surve: showed 39 per cent of the na tion's service stations open Sun days. The AP survey also show that most tourist areas have in creased their advertising budg ets and concentrated their me.s sages much closer to home Cape Cod resorts, for example arc 1 advertising in a 300-mil radius instead of a normal 70 miles. Mxijor tourist areas such Cape Cod. the Poconos, In Smoky Mountains, Souther California and the lake areas o Michigan and Wisconsin running ahead of or even wit 1973 on advance bookings These areas said some person who stayed only three or foi days in the past are now mal ing reservations for two week: The economical traveler ca cuil costs. The AP survey fou that in some areas the s ma lie motels and hotels had bee hardest hit by the energy cris and are less likely to be booke for the summer. And special deals are ava able in most areas to touris eking them. Some of these of- r extra nights in tnotels free ' charge If tourists stay a cer- in length of time. Others in- ude free rooms for children nder 12 and free tickets to lo- al points of interest. Tourists «king these deals should leek with chambers of com- erce, travel agents and totir- t bureaus. The major concern is the 'ailability of gasoline. Most ficials say they're cautiously rtimisiic there will be enough. owever, there is at least a ossibility there won't. BELOW DEMAND The Federal Energy Office ays the outlook for summer is hat gasoline supplies will be 4 6 per cent below emand--the amount potential used ormal times. A recent AP sur- ey showed that citizens are re- urning to their normal driving abits. If that continues the nances of spot gasoline short- ges this summer are strong. The energy office suggests lat travelers seeking informa- on on gasoline check with the merican Automobile Associ- tion or phone ahead to their estination before leaving. Some tourist areas--the Berk- lotllnes to dispense gasoline in- 'ormation. The Berkshires Hills Conference 'is offering to buy dinner on Monday nights for any service station owner who stays open on Sundays. "It's going to cost money, said John Geary, director of ;he group. "But hell, that's better than being out of business." Nearly every state is pushing itself--"See Kentucky First" is repeated the country over. Pre- registration at the IB resort state parks in Kentucky is up 15 per cent this year. Officials expect the percentage of their business from slate residents to increase from 42 to 55 per cent. One attempt to capitalize on an expected decline in the number of Americans going to Europe is being made in Chicago by Sun Line Agencies. It is promoting a series of week-long cruises on the Great Lakes to and from Montreal. The cruises, which begin from Montreal May 11, are more than 40 per cent booked through October. hires in western Massachu- etts and Finger Lakes in New r ork are two--are setting up "We definitely think the energy crisis is working to our advantage." said Robert Ugucioni, a vacation official in Pennsylvania's Poconos. That advantage is the area's proximity to the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. MTTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state Commerce Department (old the stale Public Service Commission Wednesday that it has. no serious objections to a plan to construct a coal-fired generating plant near Gentry. The department's geological commission, however, challenged statements contained in an environmental Impact statement on the proposed facility about the seepage anticipated from a 531-acre cooling lake. Southwestern Electric Power Co. and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. plan to create the lake by building a dam and using the water behind it for cooling. The impact statement said hat the total seepage from the ake would be about one to two cubic feet a second through the dam abutments. The geological commission also suggested .hat the impact statement was naccuratc. "The experience of the state Game and Fish Commission and others involved in mpoundmonts in this region nas been greater," it said. Alioto Grandchildren Said Approached B SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Authorities say a woman linked 'o the Symbionese Liberation irmy may have approached hree young grandchildren of tlayor Joseph L. Alioto while hey were playing. The New York Times report- id Tuesday t h a t Emily Harris vhom authorities have linkcc yith thet SLA had been identi led by Angela Veronese, the mayor's daughter, as the worn Mrs. Veronese saw talking her three young children The story also said Mrs. Vero nese had seen a woman in a car who appeared to be ob- erving her house. "I can just say that the storj as reported by the New Yor] Times Is substantially correct,' Alitn said. He added that th police protection which ha been given the family had bee; withdrawn, but that an invest! gallon still is pending. "It's a pending police mallei nol a historical police matter, can't really say much mor now," the 58-year-old mayo said Tuesday night in Los An gelcs where he was campaign ing for the Democratic nonv nalion for governor. The SLA, a multiracial grou of young persons authorities bt lieve numbers about 35, ha claimed responsibility for th Nov. B assassination of Oaklan School Supt. Marcus Foster an the Feb. 4 kidnaping of new! paper heiress Patricia Hearst. Lt. Paul Lawler, chief of Sa Francisco police intelligence Study To Begin In Tropics WASHINGTON ( A P ) -- A sci-1 --Seek information to im- entific armada is being readied prove hurricane and typhoon North*** ArkanwN TIMtS, Thun., May 9, 1974 MKAHIA* to study one of the weakest links in science's understanding of how global weather and climate is produced. More than 4,000 scientists and other personnel of 600 nations will undertake the study of the vast sun-drenched land, sea and atmospheric areas of the world's tropics this summer. The $53 million venture is led by the United States and the Soviet Union. They will man or get data by radio from a task force of 38 ships, 13 aircraft, six kinds of orecasling. -- Explore bilities for fication of the weather, The venture also is expected to help explain the great drought still prevalent in parts of Africa and to help determine whether, and to what extent, man's pollution of the atmosphere affects global climate. apace satellite* and nearly 1,000 land-based weather observation stations deployed throughout or above a 20 million square mile land and sea area constituting one-third of the earth's tropics. Their objectives are to: --Help find means of fort- SLA Members aid the incidents occurred on April 17 and April 19. Lawler said that on April 17 hree Alioto grandchildren of ircschool ages--Angela Mia, oseph and Adolfo Veronese r.--were playing on the sidewalk in front of Iheir Pacific Heights home when a young man and woman approached. The woman pointing to a nearly Alioto campaign poster, asked Adolfo who it depicted. The hoy replied it was his grandfather, Lawler said. At hat point, Mrs. Veronese left the steps where she had been sitting and approached the Nominated For Chancellor Post PINE BLUFF. Ark. (AP) The names of four persons lave been submitted to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees for possible appointment (o the position of chancellor of the UA-Pine Bluff. The four reportedly are: --Dr. William C. Brown, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville Slate University at Fayeiteville, N.C. --Dr. DeF'icltl Holmes, vice chancellor for continuing edu cation at Fayetteville State University. --Dr. Herman Smith of At- anla, Ga.. director of the Office for the Advancement of Public Negro Colleges of the National Association of State Universities and Land Gran Colleges. --Dr. Johnny B. Johnson, act ng UAPB ch'ancellpr a n d a irofessor of education. Dr. Lawrence Davis recently resigned as UAPB chancellor. casting the weather at any spot on earth a week or more in advance--compared with only few days at best right n o w . theoretical large-scale possi- modi- taken." NO A A Is coordinating and directing U.S. participation. White and other scientists said the task force will study the tropics because the tropics receive half the solar energy striking the whole planet. The atmosphere of this area therefore drives the general circulation of the global atmosphere, ut, the scientists said, tropical 'eathcr-making processes still re inadequately understood. GATE will be carried out rom June 15 to September 23 n an area extending from the eastern Pacific Ocean--across Latin America, the Atlantic Ocean and A f r i c a -- t o ths western Indian Ocean, The project, outmit-a 5t conference Wednesday called by American govern ment and private weather sci enlists, is called GATE. That's short for "Global At mospheric Research Program Atlantic Tropical Experiment.' Dr. Robert M. White, admin istrator of the government's National Oceanic and Atmos pheric Administration (NOAA) told newsmen GATE shapes up as "perhaps the largest anc most complex international sci entific experiment ever under woman. Lawler quoted the mayor's daughter as saying the woman seemed "somewhat pushy" and the man nervous, pacing the sidewalk, turning his back frequently and not. talking Lawler said t h a t on April 19 Mrs. Veronese twice saw what she called a "hippie-attired" girl seated in a car. Mrs. Veronese said that the woman appeared to be "snooping . . . " Mrs. Veronese called police who showed her photographs. Lawler said she identified Km- ily Harris from pictures as the woman on the street, but could not identify the man who had accompanied her or the girl in the car. Lawler said a "low-profile" guard had been placed on the Veronese house for a week hut "nothing happened and it lias been just spot-checked since then." Breakable, mashable, coliideable, crashable- --your car needs the protection of MFA Auto Innsurance. When »h» unexpected happenss, you'll op- vice your MFA Insurance agent can predate the prompt, personal ser- provide. SKI No. College Fayetteville Phone 521-7117 Chain Saw Stolen SPRfNClDALE -- Jim Bryant. 1314 Morlan Ave., reported his chain jaw was stolen from the storage shed in his garage soma time cKiring the past two weeks. Bryant told police his garage door was locked. No signs of forcer) entry were found. The 30 inch blade saw was valued at $75. 17.6 CU. FT. 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