Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 29, 1974 · Page 8
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

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Thursday, August 29, 1974
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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thurt., Aug. 29, 1974 FAVETTEVILLE. ARKANSAS Americans Most Numerous Westminister Draws Crowds LONDON (AP) - The tourists are flowing cnce again through Westminster Abbey. More than six million people are expected to go there this year, easily double the number at the Tower of London, the other most popular sight-seeing attraction in the capital. Eighty ' per cent of the Abbey's visitors are fro nioverseas and Americans are the most numerous ; among them. Why does everyone go to the ·' Abbey? '! "It's free, unlike tho Tower, ' and it's near to the center of things -- Buckingham Palace, said Mark Kemmis of the British Travel Authority. "St. Paul's Cathedral is free, and bigger, but it hasn't got the historical connections. Mbnarchs have been crowned in the Abbey since William the Conqueror in 1066. And there are the royal weddings. The royal family is a big draw." Princess Anne's wedding in the Abbey last November had a worldwide television audience of 550 million people. There are no turnstiles at the Abbey. The attendance figure is based on a survey three years ago by a firm of management consultants. The vergers take counts from time to time. The Abbey has just gotten a new dean, the Venerable Edward Carp»eter, 63. He knows it well as he became a Canon of Westminster in 1951, treasurer of the Abbey In 1959 anc Archdeacon of Westminster in 1963. CRITICS COMPLAIN There are critics who com plain that the Abbey, with its royal tombs, Coronation Chair and Poets' Corner, devotes loo much energy to tourism. Dr. Carpenter said, "perhaps we do sometimes go too far in this direction, hut it is a faul on the right side. Many ,'hurches have difficulty in get- iiig enough people. Our prob- em is that we get so many. "But we don't regard tourists as necessary nuisances. We re- ;ard them all as an ppportun- iy. We have silent minutes of meditation throughout the day md it is surprising the hush hat deccends on the Abbey hen. And there are clergy al- vays on duly to whom many of hese visitors expound Iheir H'oblems." , Somehow the Abbey manages o absorb the strain of all those ramping feel. The human hrong starts coming at 8 a.m. and stops at 6 p.m. with an extra two hours on Wednesdays. There are free leaflets titled 'A Souvenir of Your Visit" in eight languages (Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish) and notices in English, French and German remind visitors hat they are in a church. The Abbey holds the tombs of 12 kings and 16 queens and is the burial place of some 3,000 other people, some famous, most forgotten. There arc 40( monuments. WEARING OUT Like all historic buildings the Abbey has been wearing ou since it was built. An appea for eight million pounds -- $19.2 million -- for cleaning and res toration was being considered but was put oft earlier thi: year because of the country'; economic climate. The Abbey is the No. build ing on visitors' lists. The No. 1 place is Trafalgar Square. Ac tually, the Abbey has alway been popular. Edward the Con fessor founded it in 1065 anc after he was sanctified hi tomb became a shrine. When Edward's church was pullec down and the present Abbey built In the 13th century, pil grims came to the shrine from High School Dropout Now Finds More Benefits From Education NORWICH, Conn. (AP' -"You can get so much more by waiting rather than entering college right after high school graduation," says Mrs. Juanita Tylenda of Norwich, who waited 17 years after dropping out of high school to graduate from college. Mrs. Tylenda hated high school. In fact, she joked, "I was ready to quit when I finished kindergarten. " S o m e youngsters dislike school, she thinks, because "it's go, go, go from kindergarten on, with too much pressure." But after 10 years out of school, "I felt I needed more education and signed up for an introduction to psychology evening extension course at Eastern Connecticut State College. "T had forgotten how to study. It's hard to discipline your mind again after being out of school so long." The next semester she took two courses, sociology and fundamental mathematics. She flunked the second half, of math. At 27, she said, she felt "very old" and "ready for the grave" sitting with youths just out ol high school. But she was pleasantly surprised that many students were even older and that they were all treated like people -- "not like o 1 d women and men." At times, she said, she dicln'l think she would make it "bul I'd tell myself I just can't give up. It would all be in vain." The stimulating atmosphere of college aficcEtd her. "Al home I didn't read that many books. I'm lulled too easily into just watching television and sitting on the porch." She and her husband, Elton lave lived In an old home they hope to restore. They burner vood during the winter ani after a course on the environ ment, began growing their owr ·egetables in a hothouse. They also bought goats anc iegan using the milk to mak cottage cheese and yogurt. With a degree ui hand, and :areer in teaching or socia .York ahead, Mrs. Tylenda cred ts-her-husband with helping he: each'her initial goal. ( "It's easy to do things whe you have someone to back yo ip," she said. "He encourage me and helps me with every hihg I do. "I found you really can d vhat you want if you plan an sacrifice and do it the righ vay," Mrs. Tylenda said. "Ou ittle acre seems like a hut dred. We can do so much wit t." With a glance around her hi! op home, she said, happily 'Now I can start working I ward my master's." ' into everything? put him into $9.98 His reach Is greater than his grasp, the world Is full of wonderful things! Time for Red' support those wobbly steps, for protection, flexibility, fine fit free GOLDEN EGO *s Ken oa TV, given with each pair cf k RED GOOSE SHOES SHOE TREE Evelyn Hillt I Lincoln Returned WASHINGTON . (AP) -brooding portrait of Abraha Lincoln has been returned to it setting over the mantel in th State Dining Room at the Whit House on orders from Presiden Ford. The portrait by George P.; Healy, which shows Linco resting his chin on his ham was removed to a less prom nent location in the East Room during the Nixon admini :ration. FAMILY WKKIY- Sept. 8 "Smart Cooking": A Summer Supper From Germany "Keep as cod as they do at the Tlotd Frankfurter Hof in Frankfurt, Germany, with a supper plfilc" Food Editor Marilyn Hansen takes you to Germany this week for an economical, tasty dinner that does nol require any cooking. And to round out the main dish -- Wurstsalad -- she suggests breads, a dessert and bev erages. In Your Copy Of The Arkansas Sfmw I over Europe. Nowadays thesides money from the chape visits and to the exhibition of famous because of bbey is evislon. 'We get 110 coaches a day," id George Dodson-Wells, one three assistants of the Abbey ceiver - general. "Sixty per nt of the visitors come either st before 10 a.m. -- w h i c h aves them time to gel to the anging of the guard at Buck- jham Palace at 11:30 -- or tor lunch." Although the Abbey is free, sitors are charged 20 pence -cents -- to see the royal apels where the ueens are buried. kings and That charge is our lifeline," id Reginald Pullen, the iver-general, whose job ther like that of a managing irector. EXPENSES HEAVY The Abbey costs 300,000 :unds -- $720,000 -- a year to un and income from visitors ccounls for 63 to 65 per cent of at," Pullen explained. "Be- Abbey treasures in the clois :ers, we get freewill offerings and the profits from our book shop. There are seven or eight collecting boxes, which don'! produce as much as we woul( expect from six million visitors a year. Nor do the collections at services produce as much as one would think." Pullen said that the Abbey "just about breaks even on finance." It has some income from property, some from in terest on money raised in pas appeals, some from donations. The Abbey employs 12 people, from the dean to th night-watchman, and teacher for the school of 36 boys aged to 14 who form the boys' sec lion of the choir. As well as requiring money constantly, pealed to gives half its income from th collections to charity. the Abbey is a) constantly, and DENNIS THE MENACE By Ketch am ^ANOTHER GCOD THING ABOUT PEANUT 'BUTTCR...THE JAR Judy Petty Sees Turning Point LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Con- ircssional candidate Judy Pety of Little Reck said Wednesday her Republican campaign lad reached a turning point. Mrs. Pety will oppose Rep. Vilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., in November. She said a survey which showed that public confidence in Mills had dropped f r o m 70 per cent to 34 per cent in five nonths means people are ready "or a change. The survey was conducted by pollster Jim Ran- chino ot Arkadelphia. Mrs. Petty said voters no longer would tolerate government by special interests and were more interested in integrity than power. She said a GOP poll conducted on her campaign was extremely interesting and favorable. But, she said she did not know exact details oE the poll because her staff would not tell her. 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