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Times Journal (Newspaper) - December 19, 1976, Pulaski, Virginia Inside This Morning Poor Housing According to local building sub standard housing in the New River Valley is thriving despite statelaws outlining minimum requirements for living However the codes are hard to enforce and poor conditions See story on page Bad Checks What happens to merchants when bad checks are passed Any of the alternatives are un In the PulasfeiMontgomery County area the problem varies from locality to What effect do the two area colleges have on the bad checfe problem Details on page INSIDE Virginia Tech and Radford College both saw action Saturday night and the NFL playoffs have been Complete sports on pages 297 A New River Valley Newspaper Serving The Valley Area DECEMBER WEATHER Mild in he afternoon with highs in the Not so cold wttli a chance of rain Lows in the of early rain I hen breezy and 15 Cents 25 Cents Sunday Andrusjoins Carter Staff Gar UPDIdaho Cecil accepting Jimmy Carters nomination Saturday to become the next interior promptly went on record as favoring federal strip mining stressed the need to protect the environment while at the same time allowing room for economic He and Carter praised each other for their stands on conservation Our next president of the United States is a man who himself has been involved in protection of the heritage of said after Carter announced his nomina tion at a news We can all look forward to his personal involvement in passing on the legacy to our children of clean clean water and uncluttered land but yet at the same time a healthy business climate where we can all make a but after we make a living we have a living thats The former chairman of the National Governors Conference said he was not yet prepared to endorse the exact strip mining legislation President Ford twice But he In my there has to be legislation to give protection to the earth and to those lands that are being considered for coal strip My concern personally would be with the protection and reclamation of those said a Demo I thinlrwe will see legislation passed very soon in the next Carter noted Andrus is liked environmentalists and also has been a successful advocate in his state of government reorganization a topic the presjdentelect made a cam paign Valley Tourism Needs A Boost By DAVID RIDDLE Staff Writer The New River Valley has seen much growth over the past 100 years in the development of both educational and manufacturing if efforts are sufficient and a tourism industry might be developed in the There is little question that the New River Valley has the potential to develop a strong tourism The valley is dotted with and cultural There geographical locations cover nearly every section of the But local tourist related businesses say there is not a healthy tourism base to this areas The primary reason seems to be insufficient promotion of available From Smithfield Plantation outside of Blacksburg to the JeffersonNational tourist managers say their attractions could handle more They say what is needed is an organized promotion of some type to attract more In the New River Valley pulled in approximately in tourist money which amounted to about eight percent of the total retail sales in the A report recently released by the New River Valley Planning District says the economic benefits could be much higher for this The report listed nine existing tourist attractions in the valley and seven more sites where a potential tourist attraction Most are fairly well known to local residents such as Mabrys Mill in Floyd County and The Long Way Home in The facilities map also shows several outdoor recreational corridors such as the Appalachian Trail and Great Valley Bicycle The study also showed two major needs for further development of As stated in the the area needs community organization and leadership and public and private capital needs which are for tourism the region is viewed as a single establishing effective leadership and an organization for that community will open up new sources of capital only if through combinations of separate financial the report The report is not to say that tourism in the area is lacking nor that no promotion takes place of local During the Mabrys Mill along the Blue Ridge Parkway is continually crowded and Chester curator at Smithfield Plantation says they have given over 700 tours last Roberts said he has had pamphlets printed and distributed to the local hotels and He says the pamphlets have brought results with most of his tourist being visitors to the We give very few local people Roberts Most of the people who visit Smithfield are from out of The people find out about it through the AAA guidebook and through the Becky manager of Days Inn in notes that other attractions such as The Long Way Home See Page Pulaski High School School Prayer Still Wishing Ptota bf OMM Excitedly eyeing toys in a Pulaski variety Terry age envisions the dreams Christmas may Terry is the son of and Charles Crigger of By VICKIFUTRELL Staff Writer And now for your morning were the words coming over the schools public address Words traducing a scripture reading and organized prayer ruled illegal by the United States Supreme Court in numerous But despite the Pulaski County High School continues the practice of organized with no complaints from its student According to PCHS principal Dewey the devotional period is allowed because we have hadit is the general feeling among the Last he ex a group of students talked to him about stopping the daily prayer as one student said offensive to her The morning devotion halted the next morning for the the Wilson But come the 197677 session some 250 to 300 students petitioned the principals office to have the prayer Wilson said and now each morning a representative from the Interdenominational Student Christian Association presents a proverb or scripture reading and an original Its very short and they specifically stay away from a reflection on anyones personal the principal ex It seems to be what the students wanted and the parents are more upset if we doht have religion as a part of the school Some want a Bible class taught at the gotmuch more criticism from what weve done last Wilson All I can say is that we did it for years before the con solidation Wilson was principal for four years at Pulaski High School without the first didnt seem to be that much he con A lot of people were upset to think that one student influenced what the other students Wilson said referring to last years cur Student body president Mitch Webb said he feels the prayer is accepted by most but if they dont they dont It doesnt step on anybodys feet here as we dont have diversified I dont see any point in stirring it I see no valid reason for stopping If it is no problem why should I stir them Webb Pulaski Superin tendent of Public Schools Kenneth Dobson said that schools in the county are treated jisjan individual team of its In many schools they have opening meditative opening to start the day Dobson said that he has had no formal complaints from any students or parents concerning the daily Don assistant to Virginias Attorney General See Page Shopping Spree Pholo by Dowid Sherry Lee hangs on to her money as Department to go on the Radford she checks out of the Store after Jaycees and Jaycettes Christmas gift a Jaycees Christmas shopping The 10 years and Sherry was one of 20 children were given total to recommended by the Welfare Hearst Family Receives Threats SAN UPI The Hearst a popular tourist was closed indefinitely Saturday after an anonymous telephone threat to shoot anyone seen with Patricia Hearst unless she is turned over to an undergound Miss Hearst was staying with members of her family at one of the homes on a working ranch about a mile from the baronial estate begun by publisher William Randolph Hearst in The castle in the Santa Lucia a mixture of ancient Spanish and baroque was turned over to the state when Patricias It is operat ed as a state historical A spokesman at the estate said the threat was a direct result of Miss Hearsts com ments during a television taped at the Castle earlier in the Miss free on million said that six members of the Symbionese Liberation Army got exactly what they deserved when they died in a flaming Shootout with Los Angles police in The dispatcher who took the call said the man first See HEARST Page 2 on The Job Are Business Of Store Santa Claus By KAREN COX Staff Writer He stood underneath the tinsel and gleefully waved at the tiny tot who gazed at him with The little girl let out a shriek of joy and waved back as she ran to the man in the red suit with the ong white hair and The life of a store Santa Claus can be a very tough Parents push their screaming children onto his lap as they kick and cry in He is forced to pose with dogs and some of which are not very while a jicture is taken for the proud So why does ic do it It is the selling of a said Jerry who is Santa at the University Mall in young and old still has to Life is getting too complicated and dreams make it more Nemzoff said that the biggest thing about being a Santa Claus at Christmas is to really want to do because if you your negative feelings will be transmitted to the Many of the children have to be worked with because they are a bit he DOWNTOWN SANTA Selling A Dream The best way for a parent to help his child overcpme the fear of Santa is to let the child go at his own Nemzoff told of how one small child came to the mall every day and sat on a bench at a distance to cautiously watch Every day he would leave his red throne and sit with the About the third day the little child I want to hug you so but Santa Thats I know you love On the fourth day the child returned to sit on the She still had not summoned up enough courage to approach Santa in his without the child started running towards jumped in his gave him a big hug and I love you so Thats what makes it all he When they really believe in and love you know you have given them the greatest gift in the world a Nemzoff works six hours a six days a week during the Christmas He makes I most of his money from the pictures that are taken by his son as he poses with the But I cant sit in that throne all day and wait the children to come and have their picture he I like to walk around the mall and talk to the But the young children arent the only ones who come to talk to Many college students sit on Santas lap and tell him what they want for Hall boils down to the same thing to he Parents create the most problems for the store Many will ask Santa to tell their child that he has been bad and wont get anything for but Nemzoff says he just cant do Nemzoff told of how one parent pointed to him and he isnt Go pull on his beard and you will know that Santa Claus doesnt really exist The child lingered as his mother walked He walked up to Santa and I know you arent but would you please bring me some toys Children ask for the darndest said One little boy asked me to bring him a new daddy for Another character which be seen at the mall is Frosty the The children most of the time will warm up more to Frosty to See Page
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