February 8, 1967
SCOUTS IN SAMOA CELEBRATE BOY SCOUT WEEK
Boy Scout Week is being celebrated in American Samoa through next Monday. The territory’s 200 Boy Scouts and their adult leaders are promoting the name and purposes of their organization, which was founded in England in 1910.
Samoan Boy Scouts are wearing their uniforms to school this week, and they will march to their respective churches this Sunday. Also this week, radio station WVUV is broadcasting recorded Boy Scout messages from Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson.
Western Samoa Boy Scouts, affiliated with the New Zealand Boy Scout movement, are also celebrating Boy Scout week.
American Samoan Boy Scouts have been instrumental in the overall effort to make juvenile decency -- instead of juvenile delinquency -- prevail. They have assisted in numerous ceremonies, including the welcoming of President and Mrs. Johnson last October 18 and the opening of the Pago Pago Intercontinental Hotel in December 1965.
When not busy assisting in these activities -- and others, such as Veterans Day and Constitution Week -- - American Samoa’s Boy Scouts are at work developing themselves, learning the basics of first aid, camping and citizenship, among many other things.
The district chairman of Boy Scouting in American Samoa is Judge Virgil Roel. Owen S. Aspinall is an advisor to the district committee, and district commissioners are Tui Chanel and Jim Lee.
“THE ADVENTURES OF HARLEQUIN” PREMIERES FRIDAY NIGHT
The Island Community Theater announces two performances of “The Adventures of Harlequin”, this Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. in Lee Auditorium.
The play, a comedy with a light and fanciful plot, was written for performance to children as well as to adults.
Tickets, available at the door, cost $1.00 for adults and $.50 for students. Season ticket holders should receive their tickets in the mail today or tomorrow.
NEW ZEALAND NAVY SHIP DUE TOMORROW
The Royal New Zealand Navy ship Taranaki, commanded by P.R.H. Silk, is scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. Friday for a brief call.
The Taranaki, an anti-submarine frigate, is 370 feel long and carries 240 men, including 13 officers. It is believed to be coming here direct from New Zealand. It is scheduled to depart late Friday or early Saturday for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where it will undergo training for any future repairs that may be needed after it assumes a patrol position in the Far East in May.
TV FOR TONIGHT CHANNEL 2: (7:00) Friendly Giant (7:15) News (Samoan) (7:30) Hennesey (5:00) Olaga Manuia “Banana Nutrition” (8:30) McHale’s Navy “Instant Democracy” (9:00) Rosemary Clooney “Elena Verdugo”
CHANNEL 4: (7:00) News (English) (7:15) Friendly Giant (7:30) Expedition “Saga of the Triton” (8:00) What's New (8:30) Wide World of Sports (9:45) N.E.T. (10:15) News (English).
GOVERNOR LEE NOT EXPECTED TO RETURN UNTIL AFTER FEBRUARY 24
Governor H. Rex Lee talked to Acting Governor Owen S. Aspinall by telephone from Washington yesterday and said he doesn’t expect to be back in the territory until after February 24.
The Governor said he had hoped there would be a possibility of returning this weekend, but the scheduling of budget hearings will most likely postpone his return until after the hearings ate finished February 24.
DR. HAROLD LEAVES TO PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS’ CONFERENCE
Dr. John Harold, director of education, left American Samoa early this morning to participate as a program chairman in the annual convention of the American Association of School Administrators. The convention will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 11 - 17.
Dr. Harold was requested by Dr. Harold Spears, president of the A.A.S.A., to serve as chairman of a panel discussing “Intercultural Education -- Some Exciting Case Studies.”
Dr. Harold will return to Samoa February 21.
YF-340 WILL LEAVE FOR SWAINS SUNDAY
The YF-340 will depart for Swains Island, 207 miles north of Pago Pago, Sunday at noon. Passengers must be cleared by Mundy Johnson, the Governor’s special assistant in charge of Swains Island affairs.
The YF-340 will be making a six-day trip to Swains and back primarily to bring back copra that has been processed on the island.
“All persons employed in 1966 should now have received their Forms 371 showing wages earned and income tax withheld. Any person who has not yet received his 1966 Forms 371 for all jobs held during the year should contact his or her employer or the Income Tax Office as soon as possible.”
WESTERN SAMOA OFFICIAL PREDICTS 61 PER CENT INCREASE IN TOURISTS
APIA, Western Samoa -- Western Samoa’s Director of Economic Development, A. Gerakas, predicts a 61 per cent increase in the number of tourists visiting Apia this year, according to the Western Samoa newspaper Samoana.
He said indications are that at least 12,500 visitors will spend almost £200,000 ($556,000) during the next twelve months.
Last year, according to studies by the Economic Development Department, 7,940 people visited Western Samoa spending some £142,000. ($383,160). This represented a 47 per cent increase on the previous year.
Gerakas said that with other territories such Fiji and Hawaii experiencing about a 13 per cent increase, Western Samoa’s figures were very significant.
“It must be remembered,” he said, “that we are just beginning our visitor development efforts and we can expect large relative increases from year to year,” Samoana quoted him as saying.
He said that one of the major problems facing the tourist industry will be inadequate air transportation. This will become sore acute when the older of Polynesians Airline’s DC3s has to be sent to New Zealand for inspection later this year.