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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Grenada, 'Isle Of Spice' Attracts More Tourists Climbs Coconut Trees For Peanuts St. George's Harbor, Grenada, showing Yacht Lagoon -Dukane Press Photo 'Yukon Much Like Other Places Who Says The North Is Cold? WHITEHORSE, Yukon -Living in the Yukon can be frustrating sometimes, particularly; when you are planning your'annual dog team races in Berchtesgaden Popular Spot In Bavarian Alps Berchtesgaden, popular resort in the Bavarian Alps, offers an attractive program for autumn visitors. The resort features walking tours to dairies and to distilleries specializing in the pungent Enzian liquor. . . Golfers will enioy the beautiful - course at Obersalzberg. There are a number of tennis courts, good swimming in indoor pools. ' The' riding school at Oberau offers lessons and mounts for one to three-hour outings. You can hire gentle pony-size Haf-linger horses, particularly suitable for those who have not done much riding. February and the weather has been so mild the Yukon River refuses to freeze up. That's what happened in 1970; the same year a dozen cano-ists raced down the free - flowing Yukon. River for a full mile on New Year's Day, just for the fun of it. It was 40 above. More than" 2,000 Yukoners turned out in the bright, warm sunshine to watch the fun. It reminded you of a spring festival. Granted, it doesn't happen that way every year. Sometimes  Yukoners get several weeks of downright cold weather; like the time it was 81 degrees below at Snag back in 1947. That was pretty unusual, though. And when you have to worry about washing out a dog team race at the end of Feb- Entertainment Bargain "Nights in Stuttgart" is the name of-a new tour for visitors to German y's southwestern metropolis. For 45 marks, or about $13.50, it buys a trip through six nightspots, starting with a cocktail at the city's famous TV tower and ending with two striptease shows. See The A.M.A. For All Your TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS # AIR  TRAIN # STEAMSHIP. # TOURS ' ..Our. Efficient, Courteous Staff Welcomes All Inquiries Open Mon. through Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ALL INQUIRIES WELCOME! / . A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 903 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-1771 ruary it goes to show that the Yukon isn't a land of perpetual ice and snow and sub - zero temperatures - even in the winter time. . On' the other hand, Yukoners get pretty high temperatures too. Like the summer of 1969 when Mayo set another allrtime high record of 97 degrees above and Whitehorse roasted at 94.2 degrees. Mayoites take a certain pride in their weather." In '69 they broke their own record of 96 degrees above set back in 1951. That's comparable with anything you'll find in the more southern climates of Canada or the United States. Better than some. Most Yukoners enjoy their weather, whether it's summer or winter, fall or spring. It's primarily because of their weather that' most Yukoners are, by their very nature, outdoor people who take advan-' tage of every season. They ski, skate, curl, and motor toboggan in the winter. They camp, hike, fish and hunt in the other three seasons. It certainly makes for an interesting and varied life. Yuk'on is much like a lot of other places you might have been to, or read about, but with a few added benefits: such as uncluttered lakes; a light year-round precipitation of about 10 inches, so you can enjoy the almost 24 - hour sunshine in the summer months - and get an unclouded view o('Yukon's magnificent wilder n e s s scenery. Yukoner's don't worry too much about the extremely high and extremely low temperatures they sometimes get-because it happens so seldom. It's all those beautiful temperatures in between that they enjoy. Ag a matter of fact many. Yukoners would like to seethe winter temperature drop a shade lower in future years to ensure that they can watch the dogs run again at the annual Sourdough Rendezvous in February. No winter is complete without that. By DON LcBLANC , ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (CP) -Stanley. Hall climbs coconut trees for a living. He says it's "for peanuts." With bare hands and feet, he shinnies up and down trees as high as 60 feet, knocking coconuts to the ground before they fall on their own, perhaps on the head of an unsuspecting tourist. "Not many people get hit," he says with a grin. "It's a good thing. It would cost the hotel a lot of money." Stanley jHall is 40, unmarried and works the trees shading the grounds of one of this island's resort hotels for $2.50 U.S. a day. "Not many" people want to climb," he says. "It's*too dangerous." Every so often he cuts a palm.branch from a tree and offers to weave the long, narrow leaves into a jungle-style sun hat for a tourist. He charges $2. Seated on a table top on the white coral sand of Grand Anse beach, he puts the finishing touches to one of his creations. POVERTY EVIDENT It takes him 20 minutes, about as long as it takes for a visitor to reach an out-of-the-way luxury hotel away from the poverty evident in the 20-mile taxi ride across the island, from Pearls airport to the resort near the picture-book town of St. George's. Small, shabby houses and stores dot the sides of the narrow asphalt road that climbs 2,000 feet to a mountain ridge which forms the backbone of the island. People wait in doorways and along the road for a rickety old, bus that .will take them to their jobs or shopping in St. George's. - .The driver of the eight-year-old cab rarely'gets it out of second gear as the road twists and turns through the cool highlands past Grand Etang, a lake nestling in a crater of an extinct volcano. "No," he says as his car brushes three youngsters )On their way to school. "Surprisingly, not many kids are struck by cars in Grenada. That's probably why they're so carefree. They know it never happens." PEDESTRIANS IMMUNE The few sidewalks on the island are in the small towns and pedestrians make little effort to step out of the way of approaching traffic. They seem immune to a car as it Tips For Avoiding Passport Delays EMPLOYEE RELATIONS OFFICER CIVIL SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA (EDMONTON) THE JOB To service the members of the various branches of the Association and to promote the Association's aims and objectives. Related duties ' include handling employee grievances and assisting in job classifi- cation appeals. THE SALARY $630 - $805 per month is the present salary range and there are excellent opportunities for advancement for the right' person. THE PERSON This individual should have considerable experience in the employee relations field and be familiar with personnel management techniques. A thorough knowledge of the Association and its activities is desirable. Knowledge of Alberta Government personnel regulations will be an asset. APPLY BY LETTER TO: Executive Secretary Civil Service Association of Alberta 10975 - 124 Street Edmonton, Alberta (Mark your envelope "Application") Hotel Capacity In Scandinavia Gets Big Boost MONTREAL - Hotel capacity in Scandinavia will be boosted during this and next year by over 4,000 beds to accommodate the increasing flow of tourists, mainly from North America, according to'Hans J. Dedekam, Canadian Manager for1 Scandinavian Airlines here. "It is a sure 'sign that Scandinavia is gaining in popularity," says Dedekam. During the peak season of traffic, between May and September, tourists have sometimes had some difficulties in getting hotel space and SAS has always recommended hotel reservations in advance to avoid disappointment. With requests for passports at their peak at this time of year and demand running at an all-time high, the Passport office has issued a list of "do's" and "don'ts" to help Canadians avoid delays in obtaining passports. While most passports are being issued within a few days of receipt of passport applications, some 35 per cent of "applicants make errors which can cause lengthy de'avs. The Passport Office suggests ' that applicants checK carefully the following:  Do obtain evidence of citizenship (either a birth certificate - if born in Canada, or a citizenship certificate - if born abroad) as soon as possible. Such evidence must be provided and could involve considerable time to obtain.  Do check your application form (available from post offices, airline and steamship companies and travel agencies) for errors and omissions.  Don't forget to sign the application form.  Don't forget to enclose: evidence of citizenship; two photographs of the right size and kind, both with your' signature on the front and one signed on ths back by your guarantor; a certified cheque or money order for $10.  Do allow at least erne month, plus mailing time, for processing your completed application. The-Passport Office points out that, while correct applications are processed in a few days, incorrect applications can take much longer. The Passport Office also points out-that for those who need a passport in an emergency or who are having difficulty with their passport applications, Regional Passport Offices are now open in the major gateway cities of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. However, all mailed applications should be directed, to the Passport Office, Ottawa, in the addressed envelope provided. Spain's Costa Del Sol Sweden At Home Plan Expanded The Sweden' at Home program has been include 1,000 families whp will two. A registration form is available from Swedish National Travel Office, 505 Fifth Ave., New.York 10017. A list of coming events is available, from the same adress. . 14 Cruises Announced German Atlantic Line, which is represented by Holland-America Line Agencies, Inc. as general agents, has anm-ounced it will operate 14 European cruises Jhis year from its home port of Ciixhaven or from Genoa which will, enable travelers to Europe to extend their vacations to cities not usually included in a tour of the Continent. The cruises, will vary in length from 11 �to 37 days and will be aboard either the line's new flagship, the T.S. Ham-brug, or the T.S. Hanseatic. If the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain, it's no wonder the magnificent Costa del Sol - the Sun Coast - is the fairest lady among seaside playgrounds. In the days when "Mediterranean" still meant "middle of the earth," the Phoenicians and Greeks and Romans used to camp out at a sunspot called Malaga. And the town still gets more than its share of sophisticates who arrive by boat and plane to absorb the mystique of the ages along with the sun in all the townlets nearby. As the belle of the Costa de Sol, Malaga swings along with just about everyone who takes time to tell her how great she looks. And she does. From the yacht harbor and the flower-strewn park to the castle on the cliff, everything fits like the latest of fashions. Villas, clubs, horsedrawn carriages to examine the tree - lined byways Orange groves on a hill. A gloriously ornamented cathedral. And grand hotels left from an age which worshipped leisure. Good food, fishing, bullfights. And sun. But Malaga isn't the whole show. All the way from Almeria to the straits of Gibraltar are the sunniest, -showiest, laziest, livingest towns and resorts on the whole European shore. Sure you've heard of Algecir ras, Marbella, and Torremoli-nos. But you probably haven't heard of a score of other settlements along the sun-soaked coast-and you can take a hotel or villa or pension anywhere you please and still be in the thick of things. Mobility is- the watch-word of the sun - lotion set. And wherever the action goes, they go after it. Some by private car and some by shuttle train and some by public bus, which will take you as far as you care to ride in one day for less than one dollar. barrels down the road from behind. Grenada-pronounced Gren-ayda-is a 133-square-mile island, southernmost of the group known as the Windward Islands. The only spice-pr'oducing area in the West Indies, it was formed eons ago by volcanic eruptions which have left beaches of slate-black sand around Point Saline on the southwest tip. Agriculture-c o c 0 a, nutmegs and bananas are the main exports-is the major industry for the island's 101,000 people. Tourism ranks second. The "Isle of Spice," where much of the movie Island in the Sun was filmed, attracted 68,745 visitors in 1969, including 3,419 Canadians. In 1960, only 367 Canadians visited here. The increasing tourist trade partly reflects the work of the Association of Tourist Boards of the Eastern Caribbean, formed in 1967 when several Eastern Caribbean islands decided to promote tourism on a united front. They come by plane and boat, to do the things tourists do on a small Caribbean island-fish for marlin, dolphin, barracuda or tuna, swim in the blue-green waters of the sea or charter a yacht for 'a cruise through the islands of the Grenadines. And, of course, to watch Stanley Hall climb coconut trees. Special Food For SAS Pilot MONTREAL - Pretty undemocratic, isn't it? And of all people, the Scandinavians! Yes an SAS captain eats different food than his co-pilot!: However, it is a fact, based on extensive studies regarding verisimi 1 i t u d e calculations. The object: the possibility of acute food poisoning. The Oslo daily, Aftenposten. reports that situations like this can happen - and have happened - even outside Arthur Hailey's book, "Runway 08." An extension of this extra caution is that the commanding officer of the aircraft and his co-pilot also eat at different times. So when the captain is stuffing him self with filet m i g n o n and all the trimmings, his co-pilot drools and does the flying, comforted by the fact, that most likely he will get homard thermidor, salmon or Arctic char - fish in any case - half an hour later. The new rule regarding ta-bleside manners in the SAS cockpit, became effective la^v*, fall. There is virtue in prudence. Bird Travellers Nighthawks and barn swallows nest as far north as Alaska and winter as far south as Argentina, a distance of 7,000 miles. SEE CANADA FIRST CANADA CITY PACKAGE TOURS Hotel and sightseeing packages available in:- CALGARY - EDMONTON VANCOUVER - VICTORIA WINNIPEG - TORONTO OTTAWA - MONTREAL QUEBEC CITY - HALIFAX For Brochure and Reservation* contact.: R LAWSON TRAVEL 25 offices specializing in holidays. MARQUIS HOTEL, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. (Telephone 327-4094 or 328-3000.)" Datsun 1600 has everything you need to get Datsun 1600 is designed to get you where you're going as quickly, comfortably and economically as possible. There's a powerful 96 h.p. overhead cam engine under the hood. It's a rally-winner. Freeway eater. You get all the acceleration you need for passing, all the handling ability you need for parking, and more gas mileage than you ever thought possible. And that's not all. The Datsun 1600 is big where it counts. The inches are on the inside, not on the outside. It comes loaded with extras that others call options. And it costs around half what you can pay for a big car. Which is the whole point. If you're looking for a car that gives you a little luxury, a lot of performance and a great deal of economy, buy a Datsun 1600 and invest all the money you save. It will help you to get ahead.Of the game. FROMi 0$2185 +1%A*n/>�* ,, suggested retail price. TORT OF entky, VANCOUVER, MONTREAL NAtfFAX lllC IIHJlc 1UI yVHIl lUUUCy Car plus tax.licence, iocal freight, if any. There's a Datsun lor you: 1000 2-Door and 4-Door Deluxe Sedans. 1600 2-Door and 4-Door Deluxe Sedans and Wagon. 240-Z Spoils, 1600 and 2000 Sports. 1600 Pickup. Over 800 Dalsun dealers in North America. Nissan Automobile Co. (Canada) Ltd. factory zone offices and parts depots at: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halilax. There are. over 230 Datsun dealers coast-to-coast. Test drive your Datsun at: MECHANIC SALES LTD. 307 11th STREET, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Tel: 327-3933 ;