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Arlington Daily News (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Arlington, Texas
For the Arlington daily news phone 277-5511 a a a a a a owned by texans published for Arlington volume 27 a number in a Arlington Texas a monday july la 1977 a a a a a a Price daily i sunday 15 Street rebuild due review v bundles of Joy a these two baby tigers were recent arrivals at the Dallas zoo. Although they Are members of an endangered species they Are also part of a unique baby Boom that is further threatening Many vanishing species. Because of International treaties and Federal regulations zoos and wildlife Parks cannot transport endangered species daily neyts photo by Les Blaser across state lines or sell them without a Federal permit. All the resultant Quot red tape Quot according to area zookeepers is threatening the lives of Many babies and forcing drastic birth control measures to keep some species from Breeding. See Story on Page 3. Non swimmers take the plunge by Karen Tate daily news staff fifty mostly oversized adults in so mostly undersized swimsuits exposing too nervously crossed arms and an equal number of fidgeting feet. The scene at Hugh Smith Pool is comic in its thin disguise of assumed nonchalance for the mailers and no floaters about to Start their first Arlington adult swimming lesson Are anything but at ease. A cocky fully clothed 5-year-old dangles teasingly near the Waters surface gliding up and Down a Pool railing. He mocks his Wall hugging superiors. The booming voice of the program supervisor signals the Start of the lesson and the closet hydrophobic and unsteady swimmers who be paid $6 or $9 for four weeks of instruction Are giggly with the irreversibility of the situation. The class will Divide into three groups the supervisor says. A non Heaters and people afraid to put their faces in the water stand Over there a she directs and 14 so self confessed slide Over to one Wall. A Semi swimmers stand Here a she says a and those who have passed the beginners test come with most seem to have been attracted by the innocuous a Semi swimmers designation and Are the first to Brave the Waters moot Depths instructed to Bob up and Down some 20 times while hairdos collapse. The non floaters have been further subdivided into Bubble blow ers and otherwise by a compassionate teacher. Her advanced Bubble blowers take partners for the Bobbing routine coughing and rubbing their water wary eyes. Miraculously her most elementary students Are now in neck deep cupping water and dipping unflinching faces in it the advanced swimmers Are flapping wildly across the opposite Side of the Pool. A did you pass your beginners just lately a queries the instructor. Strokes Arentt sleek and courses Arentt straight but on Grope to the elementary backstroke nonetheless. Even More improvised strokes Are now critiqued by the Semi swim Mersy instructor some cannot Semi swim after All. A slow Down a she screams to the frantic splashes a a there a no need to panic a a woman gets her Cue from the instructor and takes off for the pools Side. Her hailing arms remain submerged and after a dozen frustrated kicks and strokes she stops two feet from where she started. One hour later the same woman and her fellow Semi swimmers Are perfecting the breathing stroke. A i can Tell if you re blowing out a admonishes the teacher. A i want to see the bubbles a Hie former non floaters Are gliding directionless on their bellies and backs and blowing bubbles to Boot. A that does not feel Safe a says one woman Floater As her partner takes away her supporting grip. They re exhilarated with their Progress. Survivors of whole face and head submersion the elementary class is mastering the a Turtle float a but prematurely. take it up again next week. Not everyone will return on monday for the next session of the red Cross instruction says Pat Bassett program supervisor. A a they la realize that swimming just Isnit for them a she says. But most of the More than 50 enrollees will Complete their beginner training. A if they fall in a Pool a she says a a they la be Able to swim to the adult non swimmers should be credited with taking the first step toward aquatic activity is. Bassett says. The popularity of water sports is drawing More lifetime landlubbers poolside and when non swimming parents Send their children to lessons they often give the water a belated try themselves. Those already proficient in beginning swimming techniques use the twice weekly lessons As exercise sessions. For the Tenderfoot and the terrified is. Bassett recommends taking lessons with an equally inexperienced Friend. A that Way a she says a you can laugh at yourselves. A because if you cry a she says a a it Sall Over daily news photo dunked water Bobbing and dunking Kic ked off the first lesson of the july session of Arlington recreation department s adult red Cross swimming classes. Rehabilitation on Way out parole officer predicts daily news photo buddy Bobbing less advanced learners grab onto partners for the first shaky dives into the water s Depths. Most no floaters were in command on their bellies and backs after the hour Long lesson. A rising concern for victims of crime will create sweeping changes in inmate correctional programs according to Federal parole commissioner Bill Amos. Amos spoke thursday about trends in corrections at the two Day Uta sponsored corrections internship conference at Quality inn Cibola. The commissioner predicted a movement toward simple punishment and deterrence in criminal Justice and an abandonment of the so called a medical Model of diagnosis and rehabilitation of criminals. The popular Model called for treatment to remove the offenders handicaps to socially acceptable behaviour. Such treatment often included education and Job training. A Hie Only thing wrong with it a he said a was that it did no to criminals usually have much More Complex deficiencies than diplomas or Job skills can cure Amos said. Lacking a a National intent or purpose a Many state correctional programs Are outmoded and Ine Fec tuesday night the Arlington City Council will consider a Resolution which would enable the City to begin the bid taking process on the proposed $350,000 Street rebuild program. According to City manager Ross Calhoun the project is aimed at rebuilding streets that Are a too far gone to be repaired by the annual overlay program that is currently in effect. One major Street mentioned by Calhoun As a target for improvements is Randoll Mill Road. The Street has been in fairly bad condition since it was torn up during the construction of a new water line. The Asphalt Patchwork attempted on the Street has proven ineffective thus making it a prime candidate for a Complete Facelift. During a work session that afternoon the Council will hear a presentation by the City a engineering department concerning the possible relocation of Meadowbrook Park Bridge. As residents Well recall the Bridge has suffered frequent damage during periods of heavy rainfall. Last March it was almost completely destroyed by floodwater. There has been considerable discussion among the City a staff about the possibility of moving the Bridge further North along the Creek to a Point that is somewhat wider. Hopefully the added Width would enable heavy Runoff Waters in the future to pass under the Bridge instead of Over it. In the evening session the Council will also review the site plan for the new Arlington National Bank development to be located on Spur 303. The project is considered to be quite a Nice development by the City manager who explained that the building would probably be a four to five stories Alan and Nora Atkin intercontinental Friendship grows with couples visit Tive he said which has invited intervention by Federal courts. Federal judges now exert an undue influence on correctional systems Amos said. A corrections in All 50 states Are limping along Day by Day trying to Dodge decision after decision a he said. The discretion of judges has also resulted in the disparity of sentencing for identical crimes he continued. A conviction for Bank robbery he cited can be met with a sentence ranging from probation to 25 years imprisonment. Amos warned of a a real battled to regulate the inequitable punishments but sentencing guidelines Are being developed and can be enacted by Congress. Indeterminate sentencing is also a on its Way out a Amos said but the parole system currently a topic of professional debate will stay. Parole practices Are the Only method of systemized compassion he said and Are irreplaceable. By fran Anderson daily news staff a shipboard Friendship which was made by a local couple while on a Caribbean cruise two years ago has led to a Bond stretching across two continents. When Charles and Leonore Deahl of 2401 Lakeside drive met the British couple or. And mrs. Alan Atkin they found they had quite a lot in common. As the Friendship developed on the ship or. And mrs. Atkin extended a invitation to the deals to visit England in 1976. And they the american Bicentennial Celebration in Warton. As the guests of Alan and Nora the deals were shown an England that the Ordinary american tourist does no to see. A we were shown the Bac roads a related mrs. Deahl pointing out the charming stops for lunch in the villages and visits to the pubs. Especially noteworthy during the july 4 Celebration in the English Village of Warton was the flying of the american Flag at the local Church. A every year the Church flies the stars and stripes a said mrs. Atkin pointing out that the family Home of George Washington is located in Warton. Or. And mrs. Deahl presented a Flag to the Village which had flown Over the United states Capitol. A when Charles and Leonore came Over last year he was the guest of Honor at the american Bicentennial Celebration a said Atkin. Deahl also presented a Flag which is housed inside Warton Church which also features the Washington coat of arms three mullets and two bars which Are said to have inspired the design of the american Flag. Now or. And mrs. Atkin Are in Arlington to visit the deals who Are planning a whirlwind tour of the Metroplex san Antonio Austin Corpus Christi and Houston. This is the first trip to America for Alan and Nora who saw their first Texas rangers baseball game last week. Mrs atom is in the hotel business. Her 93-year-old Mother is known As a the Queen of the hotels in the North of England. She is credited with building about 120 hotels Over the past years. They just sold their hotel in Warton the Warton Grange hotel but they still have one by the seashore Alan Atkin is an appraiser architect and Surveyor. According to him the building Industry in England has rigid regulation. The planning authority composed of qualified architects and land planners regulates the building Industry. For example said Atkin a person makes plans to use property a certain Way submits the proposal and gets permission from the planning authority to go ahead with plans. The appraiser said they Are very conscious in England of fitting buildings to go along with the Countryside and not distracting the natural Beauty of the villages. Atkin is currently involved with appraisals for caravan Parks the equivalent of Mobile Home Parks in the United state which Are becoming popular in England. He explained that there Are two types of and Mobile Home Sites. At the seasonal caravan Sites people pay a rental fee usually about $200 a year to use the facility which includes All conveniences such As water electricity and stores from april to october. However these caravan Sites Are Only permitted in areas which have been prop Erly screened so it does no to mar the Countryside. Other Sites permit people to live there throughout the year. While or. And mrs. Atkin Are visiting the deals they will be planning another get together Foi next year. It could be in the carib bean England or in Texa
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