Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
6 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, April 27, 1973-------- Historic engines to run again Th; Deutsche Gcsellschaft fuer Eisenbahngesciiidite is again organizing a number of trips with historic bteam engine trains this summer. In the Black Forest, the loco- motive constructed in 1900, will haul five historic coaches with platforms from Ottenhoefen to Achern on ten Sundays during the months of May to September. The Jagsttal Railway with the steam locomotive dating from 1919, will make seven trips from Moeckmuehl to Schcental and four trips from Moeckmuehl to Doerz- bach. A third historic steam train runs from Tcgcrnsee to Schaft- ]ach on nine Sundays between Hay 27 and September 1G. Samoa opens doors to tourists of facilities criticized By JACK MCDONALD APIA, Western Samoa (Reuter) For years West- ern Samoa was one of the bsst-kcpt secrets cf the South Pacific. Then, about a decade ago, it became the first Po- lynesian island group to ob- tain independence and de- cided to share its beautiful beaches, lagoons and water- falls with the world. Though the door to tourism has been unlocked, you cannot walk throughout easily. The is- land state needs more hotels and its most distinctive tourist attraction, the home and grave of Robert Louis Steven- son, is a disappointment. The author of Treasure Is- land, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Kidnapped came here in 1C90 in ill health. He built a RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL Blind Bsy. BC, Halfway between Calgary ond Vancouver en Trans-Canada Please moil o fret brochure. Name............................. Addrtu............................ home, Valima, four miles from Apia, the capital city. His health improved and he continued to write. The Wrecker, Ebb Tide, Ca- triona and other stories flowed from his pen until he died four years later, 10.000 irHes from his native Scot- lard. Towering over his beloved Valima is his simple grave at the crest of Mount Vaea. A path, more like a jungle trail, leads to the simple site. It is steep and often muddy from 240 inches cf rain a year. A guide is needed to get there. After a two-hour climb you emerge from a jungle under- growth in a small clearing where bright coleus flowers grow. Visitors' criticism over the inaccessibi'ity of the grave is so strong the government is taking bids on a cable car line running up the mountain to it. The drive to Valima, along the Road of Loving Hearts, is delightful. Trees are heavily laden with huge, pale green breadfruit. This road leads to the grounds, bordered by stately teck and a garden ablaze with bougainvi'lea, oleander and hibiscus. The Sa- moan-style home, two storeys, is beautiful. But the visitor is frustrated to discover that it is the resi- dence of the new head of state and admission is restricted to a few hours a week, and then only by special permit. A move is afoot to buiild another house for the head of state and restore Valima to its orig- inal condition, with Steven- son's furniture and books. Apia has residents and the total population of all the islands of Western Samoa is about The rate of population increase is one of the fastest in the world with only a soap factory for industry, tourism is regarded as an economic necessity. The government gives each farm owner along Samoa's 511 nfles of road small poinci- ana trees and flowering Candid Framing Photo Supplin A. E. CROSS STUDIO 710 3rd 5. 328-022a shrubs to plant and beautify the landscape. It is also ap- propriating funds for access roads leading to archeological sites inland, one of which has terraced tombs more than years old. There is no pollution and Apia harbor is full of fish. Apia is a charming one street town with probably the greatest number of churches per capita in the world. The one be walked from one end to the other in 20 min- utes. It follows a curve in the shoreline and Its two chief landmarks are Aggie Grey's Hotel (she is still active at 72) and the clock tower. Below the clock are inscribed the names of Samoans killed in action when the island sent a regiment overseas in the Sec- ond World War. Samoa is virtually crime- less except for minor offences violations and mak- ing home brew. The natives brew their own called out of potato peel- ings, malt and sugar. The penalty, if caught, is 20 days in jail. The speed limit in Apio is 25 miles an hour and 35 in the country. A second conviction for speeding and your license is revoked for one year. Engineered and built in Japan. Sold and serviced by Plymouth and Dodge dealers across Canada. Crii Col Cricket and Colt give you two big things to consider, who builds them...and who you buy them from. BolhWc built in Japan. So you know you're getting an economy car from the people who really know economy cars. And you buy them from Plymouth and Dodge dealers. So wherever you go in Canada, there's qualified service "assistance nearby. In short, you get the best of both worlds. Japanese small car know-how and Chrysler service availability. And there's more. Standard equipment for both Plymouth Cricket and Dodsc Colt include such luxury and comfort features as an adjustable steering column, high-back bucket seats (backs recline in all models except the a wood-grained instrument panel, and a flow-thru ventila-. tion system. Choose from four different models, plus a new GT available in Colt only. Plymouth Cricket and Dodge Colt. The imported car features and quality you want from the dealers you know. England's Pub of the Year-1973 Spring daffodils 'blooming outside Iris timbered George Inn, England's pub of year. Dating from the 13th century, it is one of oldest and numbers many famous names among guests of bygone centuries. The George Inn dates back to 1223 Britain's three top pubs Miss Jean Cook, who breeds Dachshunds when she is not busy looking after her 300-year- old coaching inn, has been cho- sen as Britain's first "Publican of the Year." She runs the pic- turesque Black Bull in the Ber- wickshire village of Lauder, mid-way between the English border and Scotland's capital, Edinburgh. The Black Bull is one of the three British pubs of 1973, se- lected by the Egon Ronay Or- ganization, joint publishers with the British Tourist Authority of a novel touring guide, "Pubs and Tourist Sights in Britain, 1973." The other two are the 750-year-old George Inn at Nor- ton St. Philip in Somerset (Eng- land's pub of the and, representing the hostelries of Wales, the West Arms at Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog in Denbighshire, which began life as a farmhouse three centuries ago. Miss Cook Is delighted at be- ing selected after a lifetime looking after travellers in Scot- land: she has been at the Black Bull for eight years. Previously she was manageress, at a ho- tel in Greenock a job she held for 27 years! It was there, during World War n, that her inn became a meeting place for people of many bers of the Allied Forces based around the Clyde. As well as being a good place for a drinfe, the Black Bull has 20 bedrooms for guests, and Miss Cook prides herself on the quality of food in the res- taurant The Black Bull spe- cializes in traditional fare like roast duck, baked ham and mutton pie. "All good home cooking" is the way she describes her food. GOES FAR BACK Although all three pubs of the year have long histories, the English takes the prize for antiquity. The George Inn at Norton St. Philip, just a few miles south of Bath, dates from 1223, it has always welcomed travellers because it was orig- inally built as a guesthouse by the monks of Hinton Charter- house Priory legend has it that there was a secret pas- sage to the priory. Guests at the George In bygone days included Oliver Cromwell, the diarist Samuel Pepys, and the rebel Duke of Monmouth, who stayed there on the eve of Sedgemopr the last battle on English soil. Like the Black Bull, the George is more than merely a place for a drink: it specializes in traditional food, and pro- vides lunch and dinner seven days a week. The Welsh pub of the year, built of local stone and with a roof of slates from Snowdonia, is the West Arms at a village which is known as Llanarmon is easier for non- Welshmen to pronounce tfcan Llanannon Dyffryn Ceiriog! It is situated amid beautiful scenery a few miles from Llangollen. The West Arms has 15 bed- rooms, and like the Scottish and English inn has two main purposes: providing asocial meeting place for the local in- habitants and giving a warm welcome to travellers. The stone-flagged restaurant serves traditional and mainly local including the justly- famed roast Welsh lamb, pheasant and trout. Ninth edition available The Wheelchair Traveller Plymouth Cricket and Dodge CoH come In coupes, hardtops, sedans and station wagons. The ninth consecutive edition of "The Wheelchair Traveller" is now available to those inter- ested. The 1972-73 edition main- tains the same purpose, the best most reliable specific in- formation needed by tbe handi- capped traveller. It contains over listings from 49 states (none from Can- ada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and much more; information vital to helping handicapped people to more enjoyment of all as- pects of life. "The Wheelchair Traveller" lists hotels, motels, restaurants and sight- seeing attractions that are particularly usable by the handicapped traveller whether he or she be ambula- tory with a bad heart, amputee, i arthritic, or in a wheelchair.' Each listing has tbe name and address (or directions to it) plus any particular available information needed for the travellers comfort, such as door size in inches. if any; and a general rating sys- tem telJing just how usable the toting is. Olhcr information as rates, if a telephone, television, swimming pool and eating fa- cilities are available are in- cluded to the extent thai the in- formation is available and space permits. All listings have a minimum door opening of 26 m. unless otherwise noted. No listing is guaranteed, but are from dependable sources, other handicapped travellers, and organizations. Tbe editor of Wheelchair Traveller" has travelled extensively. He is a paraplegic and has been in a wheelchair for the past twenty years. The book sells for per copy, third class postage paid. It may be obtained by writing. "The Wheelchair Ball Hill Road, SBlford, N. H., 03055. Allow two weeks for de- livery by third class mail. Add 45 cents for first class or 65 cents for airmail. GE sponsors Expo entertainment SPOKANE A different kind of participation in the 1974 World's Fair has been an- nounced by General Electric: Instead of an exhibit in a pa- vilion, GE win sponsor six months of entertainment at Expo 74. GE will bring the young peo- ple's group "Up With People" lo Spokane for daily perfor- mances throughout the period of the World's Fair, May 1 to October 3J. "Up With People personifies our participation and the spirit of Expo in the young peo- ple's ability to communicate contemporary messages to peo- ple of all ages." said H. M. Law-son, western regional vice- president for GE. Included in tbe arrangements with the Tucson. Arizona, based singing group vrill be a pre-fair promotional tour of tbe Pacific Northwest and Canada. Up With People is a touring group of 300 young people in three casts who present a "kaleidoscope of original mu- sic rock, jazz, country and folk choreographed slaping." Young men and wom- en 37 1o 25 years old make up the group, each performing for one year. Since its inception an 1968, young persons have been associated with the group. The world travelling group has performed for the White House, national conventions, Kings and Queens and pres- idents around the world, as well as in concerts in all 50 stales and for national televi- sion specials.