FOFO SUNIA TESTIFIES AT PACIFIC ROUTE CASE HEARING IN HONOLULU
HONOLULU (UPI) — Better commercial airline service is imperative if American Samoa is to achieve its aspirations in tourism development, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) was told today.
The statement was made by High Talking Chief Fofo I.F. Sunia, director of tourism in American Samoa, at the fourth day of the CAB’s hearing on applications by 18 airlines for new trans-pacific routes.
“We might as well be honest, American Samoa has to be sold as part of a tour package,” Sunia told the CAB. He said American Samoa will be left out of the tours completely unless flights in and out of the area are more frequent.
Sunia said American Samoa needs both an increase in the number of airlines which serve the area and “a proper increase in schedules.” He also noted that figures for tourists in January of this year were more than double those for January of 1966 and “we expect to have 15,000 tourists a year by 1970.” He also pointed out that the U.S. government had poured an average of 510 million a year into American Samoa.
“With the development of tourism, the prosperity that will be coming into the territory will, in turn, help to diminish the dollar support from the government,” he said.
Tomorrow --the birthday of America’s first President, George Washington -- will be a holiday in American Samoa. All government offices will be closed except those providing essential services.
The Daily Bulletin will not publish tomorrow, but the news may be heard over KVZK-TV on Tala ‘Ese ‘Ese (Today’s News).
GRADUATES OF UTULEI HIGH SCHOOL WILL MEET TOMORROW
Any graduate of Utulei High School who would like to assist in the Matsinger Project is invited to attend the last general meeting of the project tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the high school.
The program for the Matsingers’ arrival and stay has been proposed and will be presented to interested graduates at that time, according to Tenari Fuimaono.
ART SHOW TO BE HELD AT HOTEL JUNE 26-JULY 2
An island-wide art show is scheduled to be held at the Pago Pago Intercontinental Hotel from June 26 through July 2, it was announced today by Mrs. Alfred J. Gergely.
This will be the third such showing of its kind in American Samoa, and is timed to coincide with a large influx of tourists expected to arrive here the latter part of June.
Categories of art work will include oil paintings, water colors, sketches, pastels, charcoal drawings, sculpture and ceramics, Mrs. Gergely said.
Initial plans for the show, which is to be sponsored by the hotel, were made at a recent luncheon meeting.
Artists desiring to enter their work in the show are advised to contact one of the committee members, Mrs. Gergely said. Serving on the art show committee, in addition to Mrs. Gergely, are Mrs. John Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harp, Miss Lorraine McWhirter, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Moon, and Miss Betty Spencer.
This year’s island-wide art show will be the third to be held in Pago Pago. The first was held in 1964 under sponsorship of the Goat Island Club; the second, in 1965, was sponsored by the hotel in connection with the hotel’s grand opening.
PERSONNEL OFFICE LISTS JOB OPENINGS
Applicants for farm labor and the position of home demonstration agent are being accepted at the Government of American Samoa Personnel Office, Personnel Director Oscar D. Wright Jr. said today.
Farm laborers are needed to work on a private plantation at Pava’ia’i, and those persons chosen should live close to that village.
Farm workers are also needed by a private plantation employer at Vaitogi. The employer requests that applicants live in or near Vaitogi.
A female home demonstration agent is needed. She must be able to conduct programs in better home living and teach girls how to be better homemakers.
Wright said the home demonstration agent must also be able to translate bulletins and news release of her programs, into Samoan.
LEONE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER-PARENT CLUB TO MEET FRIDAY
Three items of business are to come before Friday afternoon’s meeting of the
Leone High School teachers’ and parents’ club. The meeting is scheduled to start at
5 o’clock, according to High Chief Asuemu Fuimaono, president of the Sosaiete Matua Faia’oga of FAIMA.
The meeting will concern itself with approval of the by-laws, a report from the school dedication committee, and membership cards for society members,
The musical part of the program will be provided by the Leone High School band, under the direction of Motu Ve’ave’a.
Fuimaono extended a special invitation to parents and friends of Leone High School students. A special newsletter to parents explaining bus transportation arrangements and membership fees will be sent home with students on Thursday.
“SAN ANTONIO VILLAGE” IN TRUST TERRITORY
SAIPAN, Mariana Islands, Trust Territory —- Fourteen Micronesian and American Community Development staff members, representing all districts of the Territory and six Peace Corps volunteers, will participate in the construction on Saipan of a demonstration solar still for converting sea or brackish water into drinking water.
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