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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, April 6, >v 3 Good As far as science can psti- mate, the universe contains about 100.000 million billion stars about as many as grains of sand on all the world's beaches. Plan to visit Czechoslovakia? Sonic things you should know beforehand AIR by BOAT by BUS Ask the largest Canadian Travel Agency to help you book your vacation trip. R LAWSON TRAVEL LARGEST CANADIAN TRAVEL AGENCY OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST MARQUIS HOTEL Phone 328-3000 BLDG. 327-4094 TORONTO Apart from the fact that you need a visa, visit- ing Czechoslovakia is no more difficult than going to any west- ern European country. Czech and Slovak, closely re- lated, are difficult languages, but English and French are wir'ely understood and spoken. Visas may be obtained from the Czechoslovak 'Consulate General at 1305 Pine Avenue i West, Montreal. A tourist or business visa costs and a transit visa (good for 24 hours' Visa application forms are obtainable from travel agents, from the Consulate General, or from Czechoslovak Airlines in Toronto or Montreal. Applica- tions n-.iist be accompanied by a valid passport and two pass- port type photos. If applying direct, it is a good idea to send the package by registered mail and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return. Your travel agent will do it all for a small fee. You can make your own hotel reservations, but in the peak season especially (from mid- May through Sept. 301. your best bet may be to reset ve ac- commodation through a Cana- dian travel agent accredited to CKDOK. the Czechoslovak Tra- vel Bureau. Visitors are required to ex- change the equivalent of U.S. a day minimum for each day's intended stav (as indicated on the visa i. This is done on en- tering the country (at Prague airport for those travelling by air'. The ruling has no mean- ing for the average visitor be- cause even in Czechoslovakia, hotel room, meals, etc., will cost you more than a day. Any unspent Czech currency (over and above the U.S. a day minimum) can be exchang- ed back into the original cur- rency before leaving the coun- try (for most Canadians, at the bank at Pi-ague Credit cards. Including Char- gex. American Express, Din- ers' Club and Carte Blanche. are accepted by many hotels and restaurants in Czechoslo- vakia. Clearly defined seasons pre- vail in the country, the xvif'f's as a rule being mild and the summers warm. Average ter temperature is 30. rising to 70 in summer. Good shopping buys are Bo- hemiara hand cut lead crystal and garnet jewelry, porcelain, books, records and handicrafts. A total of 23 airlines service Prague. From Canada, direct flights are operated out of Mon- treal by both Air Canada and Czechoslovak Airlines. Trains and buses from various Euro- pean countries can also be used. PassportPhotos ._' V Candid Picture Phqto Supplies CROSSitUDIO 326-0111 710 3rd S. 328-0222 New appointment for Banff manager TORONTO Ivor Petrak general manager of Banff Springs Hotel since 1971. has been appointed vice-president, mountain and pacific region for CP Hotels. Mr. Petrak will re- main general manager of Banff Springs and will make his head- quarters at Banff. In his new position, which took effect March 23. he will be responsible for the opera- tion and management of Banff Springs Hotel. Chateau Lake Louise and the Empress Hotel in Victoria. B.C. New Dodge Electronic Ignition System. It makes your life a little simpler. The first question you're going to ask is, what is it? The second. How is it going to simplify my life? O.K., to answer the first part. In any con- ventional ignition system the mechanical breaker points may be the cause of some problems. Knowing this, Chrysler engineers developed a solid-state electronic system (all 6 engines) that eliminates the need for breaker points and condenser, and their resulting maintenance headaches, That essentially, is what the new svstem is. Now for what it can do for your car and your wallet For starters your car is going to start better at mileage levels when mechanical systems normally start to deteriorate. And because engine misfiring at high- way speeds is virtually eliminated exhaust emissions are greatly reduced. What will it mean to your pocketbook? Because there are no points to wear out, no condenser to replace, the cost of tune-ups drops considerably. The new electronic ignition system is just one of the many standard features built into Dodge. New front disc brakes, (except Dart with 6 cylinder unibody construction, torsion-bar suspension (except Colt) and new emission control systems are among the impressive list Innovative engineering plus extra care in every detail, make us believe your new Dodge is the best Dodge we've ever built Dodge Extra Care in it makes thedifienenra. Monaco Folara Challenger Sports comnact-2 models Dart Compact ears-6 models Dodge Trucks Dodge Okinaivq's Gate of Courtesy Visitors to Expo '75, Okinawa, Japan will be impressed by the Shurei-no-Mon which represents the old Okinawan architecture. The original llth century gate stood at the entrance to Shuri castle, Shurei-no-Mon means Gate of Courtesy are noted for their charming politeness and consideration in a land where traditional courtesy is a way of life. Okinawa provides setting Expo '75 dedicated to sea TORONTO: In 1975. from March 2nd to August 3lst. Japan will host the world's first exposition dedicated to the sea. Located in Okinawa on and around the Motobu Peninsula, it will also be one of the most beautiful settings for such an important event. Okinawa, the largest and most important of the Ryukyu Islands, lies in the far western Pacific about half way between Taiwan and the main islands of Japan. The idea originated from the Okinawa government and was i presented to the Bureau of In- j ternational Expositions by the. Japanese government in the I fall of 1971. i The BIE set up the Associa-1 tion for the International Ocean' Exposition to administer the event, based en the rules and regulations suggested by Japan. Estimated attendance for EXPO '75 is (one million seven hundred thousand) which will include at least 150.000 for- eign visitors. Okinawa is only New Orient tours offered by CP Air VANCOUVER Is the Orient spoiled? Is it losing its beauty, charm and fascina- tion? Yes and no say CP Air and UTL HoDday Tours of Vancou- ver in unveiling a major new tour program for the Orient. Unquestionably the larger cities are becoming more west- ernized. Yet each has preserv- ed its own fascinating and sometimes boisterous night Me, its quaint shopping areas and breathtaking historical Ex'en within the larger cities, and especially in the smaller ones, and in special tour sites sought out by the experts, there are sections where life goes on today pretty much as it has for centuries. Pointing to childhood impres- sions of the Orient which capti- vated the young reader with the polite and ceremonial life- style of the people and the world of pagodas, chopsticks, kimonos, sampans and rick- shaws. CP Air and UTL Holi- day Tours have assembled three tour packages called "Gems of the Orient." They can make the lifelong dream of a trip to the Orient a mind-boggling reality and at realistic prices. The Gems of the Orient tours are iailorcd to suit both the travelers who like to see as many new places as possible 4 and those who prefer to see fewer cities, bat stay longer in each. There is an attractive bro- chure giving fuD details, day by day. of each of three tours, in- cluding ground costs and air fares. It is available from tra- vel agents or CP Air offices. There's Hie 16-day "Discover the Orient" lour, giving three full days 5n giant, dazding Tokyo, another three in visiting the ancient capital of Kyolo and the bulling metropolis of Osaka. This is followed by a (light to Taipei on the beauti- ful island of Taiwan for two days and then, five full days of bargain hunting, sigblsee- mg and exciting dining in Hoag much more of beautiful Japan j for 11 days followed by six days in Hong Kong. For those seeking to see Southeast Asia as well, the C? Air UTL experts offer the "Grand Tour of the Orient." This is a magnificent 24-day circle through Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Sngapore and the Phillipines. returning via friendly Hawaii. hours from Tokyo by air. Special air and sea transpor- tation will be provided for Expo As an environment, the seas are in danger. Misuses and abuses are rapidly killing off the life-giving benefits mankind has for centuries enjoyed. Man has to awaken to the crisis. He must examine the harm he has brought upon himself and sum- mon his genius to rectify and restore the purity of this prc cious gift from nature. The Okinawa EXPO '75, is fc dicated to finding ways or re- versing the destructive tre- and establishing a new ordei of oceanic culture. EXPO '75 will also be a pec pies' place. Okinawa is a beau tiful resort area with everj thing anyone would need for perfect holiday first clase western style hotels. Japantt- Ryokan. traditional and inter national cuisine. Colorful landscape, majestic hills, clear water and two hun- dred miles of sandy beacbet with picturesque bays and deep- ly indented harbors are all par! of this Pacific island. A gent'" and courteous welcome is _ store for each visitor who not only relax but also tear about his environment. Take a SUNFUGHT VACATION to of these Holiday Destinations HAWAII SPAIN MOROCCO MAZATLAND PORTUGAL CANARY ISLANDS 1973 Spring and Summer Departures now available Phone or Coll AMA WORlO THAVft for your FREE, FULL COLOR BROCHURE! "for the Best 1" Travel All-WAYS" Call or Visit A.M.A. World Travel Service 608 5th Avc.S. Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 AH enquiries welcome open Monday thro SoJwiday 9 a.m. to 5 pm Ample free porting et rear of building the a 17- day tour lets fre traveller Ml ;