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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta for New customs insi By A1.I-AN IIAHTI.KV OTTAWA (CI'J Ctaticr fllghl arrivals at Torunlo In- tcruKiional Airport tliis sum- mer can prove llicir honcsiy when it comes time to moke customs declarations. A "red-door, jjrccn-tlooi'" system of customs inspection has hcen introducer! for a thrce-monlli trial period at Toronto's No. 2 Terminal. Officials say if it helps speed tlir Increasing number of charter ami jumbo jet ires- serrgors through it will be Installed ;il oilier air- ports handling travellers from iibroarL A passenger decides if he or she hn.s lo f'ir ackliliona! duly payment. If so, the p n s s e n c r gees through a reel door find pays it. If not, there's n HITCH door where the p a s sense r is checked and sent on bis way. Passenger congestion reached a critical point in To- ronto r o c K n 11 y when two charter flights and a jumbo jet all arrived within a lew minutes. "We bad slmost peo- ple around immigration." re- calls Kerry Kor.clle, head of the international airports sec- tion of Canadian Customs. "We had to call (be KCMl' twice for control.1' Itr.AHY Klllt BOOM .lack Kawcett, chief of port operalions for customs and excise, said customs has been preparing since IMD for the lioorn in charter and jmnbo jet passengers. T h c red-door, green-door could e-isr1 the situa- tion Toronto and Montreal, i r p o r ts riorrbsl bit charter fligiiL-s. The new sys- tem reduces the amount of time needed to clear a passen- ger through customs. Despite the customs' appeal T> IJ.L. Green free to' tourists Planning a trip through Urit- ish Columbia? Two essentials are a camera and a copy of the famous "Green best- seller on tile government's list of free publications. You need a camera to re- cord some of Ihe most specta- cular scenery in Western North America. And you need a Green liook to tell you where to go, how to get there, and where lo sfay- Tho 1872 Green liook, official lourisl directory for the prov- ince, lists some 2.000 places lo May, ranging from houseboats end campsites to apartment hotels and dude ranches. Facil- ities, rates and type (if accom- modations are included in each listing. It's all compiled by the government's tourist accommo- dation department, which in- spects and registers all types of louri.st facilities. Listings in tbe Green Hook are arranged geographically according to the provincial highway on which the accom- modation is situated. Strip maps accompany the listings for easy locating. Tourist in- formation, such as location of museums, boat launching sites, golf courses, and retail outlet closing days are given for ench area, of the province. Tiu.ro is a wealth of o'Jicr ia- forrnalion in the Green Hook. A complete list of provincial campgrounds, wayside rest areas and marine parks is in- cluded. So is information on border crossing points, admis- sion of vehicles, firearms, boals, aircraft and along v.'ith ports of enlry. There is information on trans- portation avail able, including ail, ship, coaehline, rail and ferry services. Hunting and fishing information, license and trophy fees, export permits and game management areas are listed. There's even a list of licensed guides in the province. Copies of Ihe directory may lie obtained from offices and information centres of the De- partment of Travel Industry, or offices of the Canadian Govern ment Travel Bureau. it may be obtained at most Chamber of Commerce or tour ist information offices. for honesty, Mr. llosette says customs officers have learned never lo lake a passenger's until they see the lug- gage. "The concept we apply is that you cbn'l make a total, complete assessment of a pas- senger until you see a passen- ger and bis luggage to- lie said in an inter- view. The customs and excise di- vision inspects passengers for Ihe immigration, health anil agriculture as as cusU__- ASKS AU. All passengers are ques- tioned by an officer......called a point what is known as (he primary line, lie asks ail the immipralion. health, agriculture and customs ques- tions. If more information is needed, a passenger is sent to a special area. "The initial meeting be- Uvc'jn customs officer and passenger is v.'hat an officer liases his decision whether to let him pass or says Mr. Rosette. "The point man 1ms to he a judge of human character ant movements." Point men are rotated on t regular basis because of the strain of making constanl judgments. They are (be mosl experienced of the 501) cus loms men working in Can- ada's international airports said Mr. Rosette. HAS IMPORTANT DUTY III terms of dollars, Ihe ag ticuiture inspection is judgei Ihe mosl important duty of all. Officers must check pas- sengers for animals, plroils, iaseels and meals that mighl cany contagious diseases inlo (he country. Customs officers confiscate heather and shamrock plants and salamis on a regular basis from immigrants and passengers arriving from abroad. "II v.as a balf-eoten salami sandwich in the pocket of an immigrant to Saskatchewan lhat startcrl Ihe hoof-and- mouth outbreak Ibere a con- pic of years said Mr. I-'awcct. "It was in bis luggage and the customs officer missed it. The man gol a job on a farm and when he unpacked ho found the sandwich. He threw it in a pig trough, Ihe pigs ato il and Ihe outbreak started from there." Friday, Auguil 4, 1972 THE I.ETHBRIDG4 HERAID 17 African hotels graded PRETORIA Another 24 hotels have been graded in Africa lo bring the loial graded in Ihe republic so far lo In Ihe mosl recent grading, Ihe Mounl Neison in Cape Town, a holel surrounded by fine gardens and spacious land- scaped grounds opposite Ihe up- per end of the broad, Irce-lincd walkway, Government Avenue, has hf.-en given a lop live-star rating. The addition of the Mount Nelson brings Ihe of South African hotels lo dale in the five-star category to eight. There arc now also 10 four-star hotels, 02 rated three-star, 231 two-start and one-slar. The additional grading brings lolal beds in graded hotels to STERNWHEELER GRAVEYARD The hulks of three Yukon River sternwhcelers, 1he Julio B, Seattle and ore beached three miles downriver from Dawson Cily, Y.T. The remnants at two other slernwheelers are to be found in Ihe bush nearby. The graveyard is Ibo largest on ihe river for the 250 shallow draft vessels thai sailed i) mere than 50 years ago. (CP Photo) Tour company enlers vacation field in U.S. There's a relative newcomer European tour cnm- ariic-s marketing vacations to Kurope in the U.S. The name Trafalgar Tours. AnrI in this, llicir anniversary year, the 'nilor is offering the wiriest varicly of tours in their his- tory. r.ccording to Japan Air Lines, exclusive carrier for the firm between the U.S. and Eur- ope. Available in 1972 arc 19 dif- ferent itineraries hy motnr- jcl, or ciinrisc .ship, or a combination of those cover- ing as many or as lew places you wish. Based in Ixmdon, the company is staffed by Europe- ans thoroughly knowledgeable of all Europe. Trafalgar is well known among vacationers from British Commonwealth nations who've been using their services since the firm was founded. For Americans it provides a unique new opportunity to travel with Knglisii speaking people from nil over the world. Place-mat news service in Winnipeg restaurants The estimated people who eat breakfast in restaur- ants or cafes in Vt'innjpcg, Manitoba, enjoy an unusual extra in the form of a place- mat news service which, under Hie crumbs and coffee, offers Ihe latest in news and sports items, jokes, advertise- ments, and even a daily crossword puzzle. Since its introduction three years ago, it has proved very popular with the patrons. Covering 95 per cent of the city's eating spots, Place Mot News is owned, managed, written, and published by 54- year-old paraplegic Pal Gar- land. He also produces Ev- ents, the official publication c! the Manitoba Tourist and Convention Association. As Winnipeg hart no morn- ing newspaper, it is felt lhat Place Mat News fills a 'ong- felt need. Old toothbrush is handy tool A stiff-bristled old toothbrush is bandy for use in removing softened paint from cracks or from round or irregular sur- faces. 27 DAYS EAST AFRICA Visiting Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Oplional Extra days in London available. Weekly departures from E01 Calgary. Fares from...... Includinq Air fare, accomodalian, 3 meals A.M.A. World Travel Service 903 3rd Ave. S. LETHBRIDGE ALL. INQUIRIES WElCOV.a Office open Monday Ihru Saturday 9 a.m. lo 5 p.m Free Parking at Kear of Building This is the place to FOR SUPER DEALS ON WHEELS 1 ONLY 1972 TOYOTA 1200 2 DR. SEDANS 3 ONLY NEW 1972 TOYOTA HILUX P5CKUPS comforl, pec-ronce, safely, all eluded in the No. port. Reg. SPECIAL THIS WEEK 2 litre 110 H.P. o'head cnm engine, P. brake, 4 spd., synchromesh trans- mission, bl. lilr., "fresh flow" ventila- tion system, and" all tho extras that have made Toyota famous. Regular SPECIAL THIS WEEK 2 ONLY BRAND NEW "AQUARIUS VAN CONVERSION OUR USED CAR LOT IS BAPTY WE NEED TRADES 1965 CHEV DEL AIR SEDAN C.I.D. G.M. engine, power slocr- power binkcs, 175" hrise. (1. overall U-iHjlli. tVl" interior Unfinished interior. Premium Tmdo Allow- fincot on Toyolat, Dat- suns, Mnidrn, nnrl VWj. PIUS A COMPLETE LINE OF AlBERTA'S FINEST TRUCK CAMPERS TRAVEL TRAILERS AND MOTOR HOMES AT HUGE SAVINGS. TRAVEL CENTRE COUTTS HIGHWAY LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-3165 Remember? Me was all bronze, biceps andten feet tall and no bully kicked sand In your face while he was around. Yesterday's heroes had a style all their own a beer all their own: Lethbridge Old Style Pilsner. And it's still going strong today, still slow-brewed and naturally aged for honest, old-time flavour. Help yourself! TRADITION YOU CAN TASTE f ROM THE HOUSE OF tETHBfilODE ;