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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Scottish clans to gather in, Toronto for festival If you're Seals or wi.sti you were then, Toronto is the place to bo August 17-20. Over pipers, drum- mers, and dancers, as well as .scores of Gaelic cultural societies from around I h e world, will mass in the On- tario capital for what's billed a.5 North America's larficst- ever Scottish World Festival. The international note will be sounded by the Innes Tartan Band of Auckland, New Zealand; the Thistle Pipe Band from Vastcrlcd, Sweden; and An Ere Breton Pipe Band of Saint Bricuc, Eritanny, France. Four evening shows will be presented in the scal Grandstand on the Ca- nadian National Exhibition grounds. They'll feature a Tatoo, Massed Hands, Scot- tish Dancing, and several other events. Highland Chiefs be flown from Scotland for the festival. They include the Duke of Argyll; General Sir Gordon MacMJJIan; Don- ald MacPhcrson of Cluny; the Hight Honourable Macdonald; and General Sir Henry Leask. Some pipers and drummers will stage the tra- ditional Great March through downtown Toronto on the ening morning. For further details and res- eryatlons, contact Pipe Major Howie, Music Depart- ment, Canadian National Ex- hibition Park, Toronto 2R. S.A. resort cily on J nd i a a Ocean opens new hole! DUflliAN A new Southern Sun hotel, the Malibu, has been opened in this South African resort cily on, the India n Ocean. The hotel on Durban's Mar- ine Parade has air-condi- tioned rooms plus shops, saun- as, pool de-jk, children's mess deck, hairdrcssing salon, cof- fee bar, restaurants, cocktail bars and night club. It is anticipated the hotel will receive a four-star rating. The Malibu is one of two Southern Sun hotels being op- en ed by the Southern S u n chain this year. The other is the Beacon Island at Pletten- berg Bay belween Cape Town and Port Elizabeth which !s expected to receive the top five-star rating. Friday, August II, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 More Canadians visit South Africa Colin van Kyi, manager In Canada for the South African Tourist Corporation, reports lhat the big increase in Cana- dian tourism lc> Soulh Africa in January continued to an even greater degree in February. Final figures show the total for February was 732, a gain of more than 51 per cent over Ihe Canadians who visited (he Republic in February, 1971. The February figures brought total Canadian visitors (or Ihe first two months of this year to a rise of better than 43 per cent over the total for the corresponding per- iod of la.st year. Mr. van Zyl noted that the January February total this year was almost equal to the aggregate number of Canadians who visited South Africa during the whole of 1966. Cape Town gets Jumbo service JOHANNESBURG Daily jumbo jet flights are to be in- cluded in South African Air- ways' domestic operations this year. In addition, the airline ex- pects to begin jumbo flights to London on alternate days from Capo Town and Durban. FOR RUSSIAN VACATIONERS A new restaurant has opened on o Ukrainian busy molar way connecting Lvov and Uzhgorod. The restaurant building and its in- leriar have been designed and decoraled in the Guzul style. In its shape it resembles o shepherd's collage. Local nalional dishes ara served here. Tourism and excursions now zooming in Russia By GENNADY SEMAR The rest and recreation of the working people in Die Soviet Union is the conr-ern of the State and the trade unions which allocate large funds for its organization, consider it Ilic most rewarding form of health improvement. "Itie Iraric unions maintain over sanatoria, Scandinavia is a 'must' for motoring enthusiasts There arc few belter ways to enjoy the "essence" of a foreign country thrm by travel- Ing through it hy car. Touring the countryside gives the re- ceptive visitor an understand- ing of the people (heir fiis- toin.s, (radiiirnis, culture and way of life. Combine this vnth n diversity of scenic grandeur and Scandinavia becomes a "must" for the rrmtonng en- thusiast. Within a vast panorama of changing' terrain Scandina- via sweeps from Hie pustoral rolling lowlands of IKimnark to Ihn dramatic rock formations of Cape the of western Norway to the Gulf of Finland In thu easL And the motorist, can delight in the endless com- parisons enchant itij.: coun- try-side, modern C'llie.s, pictur- esque old towns and villages, sparkling lake.s and rivers, crystal clear fjords, majcsLie mountains nnd snow capped peaks, and not least of nil the magic of the; Midnight Sun. Add to this a friendly hospit- nljtc people (Knglisli is the ond 1 a jjooiI fCHH! (op entertainment, world famous shopping and Ore visitor is treated In a splendid variety of travel pleasure over a summer season that extends from April to OcttJlK-r. resl homes, tourist bases and mcmnUincfjring camps with accommodations mainly free of charge or at .10 per cent of the cost the balance being paid hy the social insurance funds which are made up of pay- ments hy State enterprises and institutions, and do not come from working people's pay. Tourism and excursions arc winning ever greater popular ily. In 1971 over 12 million people spent their vacations at tourist bases; some 37 million went on excursions or travel- led by special trains; about five, million went hiking Naturally, the traveler can- {throughout Urn country, not cover oil this expanse hy car within a limited period. But the Scandinavian countries try their utmost to make it as easy and pleasant as possible (or the motorist to get around with a minimum of red lane and at reasonable cost. Roads are generally quite good road building and maintenance is always a prime concern with each country. In an area replete with all sorts waterways, you will find (hat ferry and Ixiat connections pro- vide ample space for cars, IJiiving on the right side of the road is now uniform throughout Scandinavia. International and domestic road signs arc easy to follow. All of road maps, guides and dcscrip- t i v e brochures arc readily available. And there nro al- ways official to help one and directions. tourist personnel with information Vlsitiny Kenya, Tanzania and Ugonda. Optional Exlrci days In London available. Weekly departures from Fares from Including Air faro, occomodatlon, 3 mcalt per day and safaris as per your itinery. [Mccils not included In SIMILAR TOURS ALSO AVAILABLE TO SOUTH AFRICA ConlrKt A.MA World Trovel Service 903 3rd Avo. S. LETHBRIDGE ALL INQUIRIES WELCOMEI Ollico open Monday thru Snlurday 9 a.m. !o S p.m. Free Ptnking at Kear of Building Fantastic Savings at Duniop during their figures exclude lotirist trips abroad. The 9th Fiyc-Y car "'Ian (1917-1875) provides for iliout ICO million people going on excursions and over 20 mil- ion vacaliomng at tourist >ascs, camps nntl boarding houses. Tho .slalo budget has channelled over 550 million roubles into (he building of tourist facilities, of which sum BO million will spent on the recrmslruction of the existing .curisl bases. At present 600 lourist bases and camps and .120 tourist agencies arc functioning in the country. Statistics ami numerous ques- tionnaires show that nl in o s t half of the inhabitants in tho USSR go in for (ravelling. In the average inter nrhan distance travelled was km per person as against under IPO km 20 years ago. Tins increase in travelling has been facilitated the con- veniences offered by Tourist" inter urban bus, the TU-liU and Yak-10 air liners and the giant passenger sca- crafl. The i.OOO-pnsscnger "Rec- reation" catamaran vessel was specially built for and "Russian Troika" express II soon running on the Moscow Ixmingrad railw a y covering the distance lx.'twcen these cities km) in slight- ly over two hours. The USSR, which covers one sixth of Ihe globe's land sur- face, is a tourists' paradise. It is n country of great diversity Hitnnlic conditions ranging From the subtropical lo the Arc- tic: the historic and cultural monuments im-hiding the pcrjncl between antiquity and the Mid- dle Ages and the October licv- olulion and the Great Patriotic War. Tile varied archacologi- c.il and ethnographic features and the culture of more than 100 peoples and nationalities of the USSH an; accompanied by (lie wide range of foods cater- ing for all lastcs. Last hut not least is Ihe magnificent scen- ery. Tourisls now visit areas In Hie Knla Peninsula, Karelia, Hie Urals, Siteria and tho Far The mimlicr of tourists from among industrial workers and office personnel has in- creased. New hotels have gone up on tourist routes whose number has increased nnd In- come more varied. It pays l.o wait A common fault in the use of a varnish or paint removtr is giving it sufficient linio to work after applicalion. Head the to determine the amount of wailing time. Soy "hello" to a Dunlop Ford salesman and soy "goodbye" with the best buy you've ever made. Ifs model year end clear- out time when Dunlop bids goodbye to the last of the great 72't. Save one full year's depreciation now I 1972 Mustang Bright red with white vinyl roof, V-8 engine, aulo. P.S., P.3., AM radio, tinted glass and console. Regular retail STOCK NO. 1922 1972 TORINO SQUIRE WAGON V-8, oulo., P.S., P.8., radio, vinyl Interior, W.W. tirei, wheel cavers. SprinQtjmo in color. 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NOW IN STOCK 6 1971 MODELS 2 TOYOTA COROLLA'S 2 VOLKSWAGENS 1 PINTO YOUR CHOICE ONE PRICE BANK RATE FINANCING AVAILABLE! Corner M.M. Drive and 16th Ave. S. Phone 328-8861 ;