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Stella King ^amtlton Comtfat C A R L L. FRY ESTATE, Propriator, W e lls, N . Y “ A PAPER FOR TH E PEOPLE O F H A M ILTO N C O U N T Y ” A R T H U R A . H G Y T . E d i to r , W e l l e , N . Y . - t . ......................... . ........ . .............................................. . ........... ■ ------- ------------------- WELLS. N. Y.. THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1947 ' VOL. XLIX NO. 19 DWARFING A GIANT . . . Despite its 308-Ioot drop (almost double that of Niagara) the Lower Falls in Yellowstone National park appear small in comparison with the surroundings in Yellowstone canyon. \SEE AMERICA FIRST’ lN[ational Parks Are Major Xure to Vacation Throngs WNU Features. Vacation-hungry Americans are on the move. Tourist trails >once again are jammed as the American public, with its vaca­ tion lanes unshackled of wartime restrictions, attempts to cram a full quota of fun and frolic, rest and relaxation, adventure and .sight-seeing into the short vacation span Of a few weeks. The upsurge in vacation travel is noted in all forms of land, sea and air trarisportation. Trains and buses are crowded; air­ lines are boqked with reservations; ^ ------------------------------------------------ -passenger vessels and even tramp -jsteamers are unable to accommo- 'date all those bent on. sea-faring Jaunts. With transportation, food and. ho- \lel accommodations in Europe still insecure in the war’s aftermath, -most Americans still are content, as -they were last year, to heed the old ^slogan of “See America First.” The nation’s principal attraction -for vacationists is the national park system , em­ b r a c i n g 169 separate area s in all p a r t s of the United States. Last year the park system a t t r a c t e d » a record.-shatte'ring 21,600,000 visitors, half a million more than in any pre- •vious year. On the basis of attendance so far, \Newton B. Drury, director of the Na­ tional Park service, which adminis- -ters the system, predicts that 1947 -will set another new record. “What’s more,” says the park- “Chief, “we hope to be able to take, \better care of our visitors than we \did last year, when our park staffs \had nowhere near recovered from the reductions of wartime.” Concessioners who operate the ho- ■tels, lodges, stores and ti National Parks First In a Series transporta- \tion system in the parks,also ^ •shorthanded last year, Drury points •out, but he adds that “they prob-' -ably will be in. better shape’ this AS HAS BEEN the case for many ■years, one of the most popular travel 'Objectives of the American vaca- -tioner will be Yellowstone National •park in Wyoming, Montana arid Ida- \ho. Yellowstone is the oldest park in the entire system; it is, in fact, •the oldest national park in the world, having celebrated the 75th, anniver- -sary of its founding on March 1 >of this year. Containing approximately 2,213,000. «cres, it is noted for'its geysers and \hot springs, of which it has more than any other area in the world. Old Faithful, spouting its steaming waters high into the air at intervals ■of about an hour, dayay and night, LOur, d •summer and -winter, has become.a I of \5 •national park if there weren’t a gey- ter, virtual symbol of Yellowstone. Yet Yellowstone would be a great or hot spring. While the two !at falls of the Yellowstone and •the Grand Canyon of the Yellow­ stone with its vividly colored walls combine to form its most spectacu­ lar scenic feature, the park abounds in natural beauty. Yellowstone lake, with its hundred miles of shoreline and its eastern border of lofty peaks; scores of towering wa- ■terfalls;^ Obsidian cliff, of black glass; high and sweeping upland val­ leys and vast expanses of little- known wilderness.— these merely ■suggest'the variety of the scenery is possesses. No other national park is as wide­ ly known for its wildlife. Yellowstone played an important part in resto­ ration of the American bison, after it had come close Jo extinction, and there are hundreds of them in the park today. In quiet streams and , the traveler is likely at any m a rsht tim e to com e across m o o se. antelope. bighorn sheep. Elk, grizzly bear, although not always seen by the traveler, are there and in num- Mosi familiar, perhaps, is the black bear, and this animal pro­ vides one of the most vexatious rohiems that confronts the Na- ional Park service. For, de­ spite warnings that they are wild ^ m a l s and dangerous, visitors insist on feeding the hears. Accommodations for visitors in Yellowsto] pr« iio pensive campgrounds which are scattered throughout the park. Hotel and lodge centers are situated at Mam­ moth Hot Springs, location of park headquarters; at Old Faithful, Can­ yon and Lake, while cabins are avail­ able at Camp Roosevelt, near Tow­ er Junction. There are highway en­ trances to the park from north, northeast, east, south and west. Be­ causecause thehe demandemand foror accommoda-commoc ar, t d f ac tions is certain to be hea'vy this yei those who plan visits to the park are advised to obtain reservations as far in advance as possible. IN MARKED CONTRAST with the oldest of the national parks is the newest. Big Bend in West Texas, located in a big bend' of Rio Grande river. The.,State of Texas made a present of this 700,000-acre' park to the people of the United States in 1944—-so short a time ago that there has been little opportunity to provide it with the developments found in most of the older pailts. While much of the park is semi- desqrt, v(ihere the desert vegetation is staging a steady recovery Of itS nat­ ural condition\ a fter m a n y years Of heavy grazing, its heart is the for­ ested mass of the Chisos mountains, rising to elevations, of more than lOO feet. Along -the Rio Grande long the Rio Grande eer - walled canyons, riscal, Boquillasioquillas and the Grand three sheer - walled Canyon of Santa Hele] mn of Santa Helena, the deepest most imposing of the thre'e. i improved road southward to j townn off Marathonarath( istruction,struction, and ulti- An impro’ the park fro]m is now under • the tow o M con a m a tely it w ill be reached by a first- class road. Accommodations in the the area an interesting perience, in spite of, or perhaps be- of, the lack of development. STUDY IN CONTRASTS . . . Big Bend National park offers a com­ bination of rugged mountainous terrain and semi-desert vegeta- tioA> as indicated by this view through the “window\ in Chisos mountains. IN THESE UNITED STATES Memorial Service Will Note First Landing in New World W NV Features. JAMESTOWN, VA.—Tribute to that intrepid, band of colonists who debarked on Jamestown beach May 13, 1607, to mark the first landing of permanent English settlers in the New World will be paid at annual commemorative ceremonies here Sunday, May 11. In the hallowed little Jamestown Memorial church religious services will be conducted as the main, feature of the observance. Jamestown Day, as May 13 is designated, has been observed under sponsorship of the Association for Preservation of Virginia Anti­ quities annually for half a century. The tower of the original J a m e s - — town church;, long the only visible relic of Old Jamestown, dates back to 1639, perhaps longer. Of par­ ticular interest are the loopholes in the tower through which colonists fired at Indian man and unresto] structed of mortar, laid in English bond. Built! as Memorial. In 1907, the tri-centennial of the founding of Anglo-Saxon civilization in the 'Westem Hemisphere, the memorial dhtirch was erected over the massive three-foot foundations, buttresses and tiled chancel of the church of 1639. The old church was burned during Bacon’s rebellion in 1676, rebuilt not long after, but at some xinknown period in the 18th century was abandoned and gradual­ ly fell into ^ ruins. There was a still earlier log \ church with cobblestone founda­ tions, fragments of which may be seen in the graveyard. It was in this church, probably built in 1617,, that the first legis- lative assembly in the New World, was convened July 30, 1619 with Sir George Yeardley, the royal governor, presiding. This historic event took place more than a year before the Mayflower set sail from Flym- Back of the chancel railing among the remains of the 1639 church may be seen the “Knight’s Tomb,” for­ merly inlaid with brass, which was HISTORIC c h u r c h . . . This view shows the interior of historic Jamestown Meiuorial church, dec­ orated for services commemorat­ ing the arrival of the first English colonists. As the sign indicates, ■markers in the floor are unknown stolen at an unknown time. It is the only tomb of itsi kind in America and is supposed to be that of the same Sir George Yeardley, whO died at Jamestown in 1627. Countless dead are buried in the ancient graveyard, which has been restored by the National Society of Colonial D a m e s of America. Al­ though the actual number of graves and the names of most of their oc­ cupants-have been lost in the shad­ ows of time, a number of interesting old tombstones still remain. Grave of President. An ancient tombstone marks the final resting place of Benjamin Har­ rison I, ancestor of Benjamin Har­ rison, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Buried nearby is anothefr Benjamin. Harrison, ninth president of the United States. The epitaph on the tombstone of William Sherwood proclaims —for all the modern world to see —that he was “a great sinner.” The inscription, legend insists, was made in accordance with a provision of his will. An intruding sycamore tree, now more than 130 years old, has dis­ turbed the eternal sleep of the Rev. Jam e s Blair, founder of the College of. WiUiam and M ary, and of his wife, Sarah Harrison Blair. They began their long sleep side by side, but Jhe tombstones -have been iiich now has fragment; the stones embedded in its trunk, Program Announced. Officiating at the pommemorative religious service will be the Rt. Rev. William A. Brown,, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of southern Vir- The historical address will be giv­ en by Paul Green, author of the his­ torical drama. “The Lost Colony.” pushed far apart by the misdirect­ ed tree, which now has fragments of A viation notes AIRPORT CHATTER Airplane dusting of farm crops was studied at a conference of pilots, farmers and scientists at Rutgers university. New Brunswick, N. J., which was believed to be one of.the first meetings of its kind ever held. Discussions centered around new insecticides and fungicides useful in large scale, dusting operations. Weather problems affecting airplane dusting also were discussed.. . . The city of Clarinda, Iowa, was granted title to a 294-acre tract formerly used as a prisoner of war camp. The property was deeded Over by War Assets administration with the stipulation that it be used as an air­ port. Prior approval of a $60,000 airport bond issue and a federal grant o f '$53,000; will provide funds for developing the field. . . . Use of light aircraft has been found effec­ tive by the Ogden, Utah, police de­ partment. The department recently has utilized small planes to search for a m issing deer hunter, folind stranded in the rugged Wasatch mountains, and to locate a sheep herder lost on the desert. Out of consideration for fox whelps at Owatonna, Minn., a flight of America’s mightiest army bombers changed course. Informed by Wayne C. Lidell, manager of a fur farm near Owatonna that the roar of even one plane makes the' female fox extremely* nervous and fearful for her young, army officials re­ vised the scheduled course for a flight of B-29’s making a sim­ ulated attack on Minneapolis. CAA LISTS 4,431 PORTS In connection with the national airport plan under the federal aid airport act, Civil Aeronautics ad­ ministration has listed 4,431 air­ ports which should be constructed or improved during .the next three years. From the list will be selected projects to be included in the fiscal 1948 construction program, depend­ ing on the amount of fun'ds appro­ priated by congress and relative urgency of each project. Included on the list are 417 large airports (those with paved runwa.vs of 4,300 feet or longer), 3,850 smaller airports and 164 seaplane bases. Grand total cost of construc­ tion is estim a ted at $985,600,000, which would be divided between federal funds of $441,600,000 and sponsor’s share of $544,200,000. Of the 4,431 projects, 2,550 would be entirely new airports while 1,881 ■are existing fields requiring im­ provement. A dramatic example of the use of air freight when combined, with a bit of ingenuity spared some 20 families in Alaska the necessity of spending the ■winter or other improidsed The ingenuity caine in igloos housing. from Williamson, Inc., of She­ boygan Falls, Wis., which built 20 prefabricated houses in such small sections that Northwest Airlines was able to fly them to Anchorage, Alaska. FASTEST BOMBER , . . Ar ica’s fastest bomber. Consolidat­ ed Vultee’s jet-propelled XB-46, is completing flight tests at Muroc army airfield. Under secret de­ velopment for two years, the XB- 46 is powered by four J-35 turbo­ jet engines housed in two low- slung nacelles. The needle-shaped fuselage is 106 feet long, only sev­ en feet less than the 113-foot wing- PRINCESS WITHOUT SHOES . . . Perhaps never again in history of the British royal family will a photographer have a chance to snap Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth standing in her stockinged feet. The Queen, left, damaged her own shoes. Princess Elizabeth loaned her shoes to her mother, then so that it wouldn’t spoil her fun, promptly forgot the incident while enjoying the sights of South Africa with her mother- and guest, unidentified. FORGETS CHILDREN . . . Charles Phillips, 102, of San Francisco, children but cannot remember how many sons OF . are all old enough to chew hay. He is pic­ tured in local hospital recovering from a minor ailment.^ says he has six children daughters. He says they i filOTHER-OF-THE-YEAR • . Mrs. Frederick G. Murray, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who has been cho^ sen by the Golden Rule foundation as the “American Mother^f-ihe- Year.” She hais raised five chil­ dren and devotes considerable time to child welfare work. DENMARK’S KING . . . K iur Frederik IX, Denmark, who be­ came head of the ancient throne upon the death of his father, Kingr Christian X, 76-year-old monarch, [who ruledhis country for 35 years. •J WHO IS AFRAID . .^TMsJoa^,JL0 _ feet long, was flown to the Chaser wild' ahiihal farm, Egypt, Mass., from South America. Far from fearing death by constriction, Mrs. Marion Chase wraps the boa around her neck as some gaudy oversized ornamen '•sf WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT . . • Chosen by the Women’s National Press club as “Women of Achievement” are, standing, left tO right: Mrs. JOSepWlie Tighe Williams, who received award posthumously for her daughter, Dixie Tighe; Eva Le Gallienne, Dr. Esther Caukin Brunauer and Beatrice Blackmer Gould. Seated, left to right: Dr. Helen Brook Taussig and Agnes E. Meyer, NEW DODGER MANAGER. . . Burt Shotton, who haS been ap­ pointee! as the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers to succeed the suspended Leo Duroeber. Shotton went to Brooklyn from Pensacola, Fla., and took immediate charge Of the “BumsJ* I l STAINED PAGE

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