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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Avguil 13, 1971 THE IETH6RIDOE HERALD 17 NAPOLEON SLEPT HERE Memorabilia from Napoleon's last days on the island of St. Helena, where he died 150 years ago, have been assembled in this small chafeau at Malmaison, France. The allractive grey stone chateau, 10 miles from Paris, was oc- cupied by Napoleon and Josephine in the e arly years of their marriage. She retired here after their divorce and is buried in Malrnaison. Death of Napoleon observed It was 150 years ago By MARGARET NESS MALMAISON, France (CP) This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Napoleon and here at this small chateau beloved by Em- press Josephine have been as- sembled memornbilia from Napoleon's last days on St. Helena. First, one visits the chateau itself, just 10 miles from Paris. Here Napoleon and Jo- sephine spent happy times in the early years of their mar- riage. Here Josephine retired after their divorce. Here she died and is buried. The pleasant grey stone chateau contains original or Restoration furniture, includ- ing the bedroom completed for Josephine in red wall dra- p e ri e s, a sky-and-clouds painted oval ceiling. The can- opied bed is Josephine's own. There are many paintings and drawings of Napoleon and of Josephine in the various rooms. The library is impor- tant, for here Napoleon said his good-byes before leaving for St. Helena where he died May 5, 1821. On the top floor is the St. Helena exhibition. Assembled in small rooms are the camp bed he used on the island and the pillow from his death bed, a leather box holding a des- sert plate, his death mask and a bead necklace belonging lo his young son which Napoleon look with him into exile. BURIAL PLACE OF SOX In Paris Napoleon's tomb is Les Invalides, the edifice built by Louis XIV as a hospital for disabled soldiers. Here from now until November is a son et lumiere (sound and light) spectacle. Napoleon's young son, called the Eaglet, was buried here after his death in exile in Austria. The visitor lo Paris' mous art gallery, the Louvre, will see the paintings of Napo- leon and his era by David, his favorite artist. One is the well-known huge canvas of Napoleon crowning Josephine as Empress in Notre Dame. The Arc de Triomphe, the personification of Paris itself, is another link with Napoleon. He had it built, and also the imposing Madeleine Church up from the Place de la Con' corde. as tributes to the glo- ries of the French Army. Josephine shouldn't be for- gotten in this concentration on Napoleon. Those who visit the French Caribbean island of Martinique will see where she was born. As a girl she mar- ried a French nobleman and came to live in Paris. He was guillotined during the French Revolution and she later mar- ried Napoleon. Neiv type of lour for Cycle around Amsterdam AMSTERDAM (AP) This Netherlands city is offering a new type of tour this bicycle. For ?5 a tourist can join a group of no more than 15, under the leadership of an allractive guide in a yellow costume. The price includes insurance, use of a bright yellow bicycle, lots of food, drinks and souve- nirs. The tour begins at mid-morn- ing at De Drie Fleschjes tavern near the royal palace on the Dam. Participants get a brandy while being fitted lo their bikes. Everyone receives a yellow bike bag to be slung over a shoulder. This "survival kit" is CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII ENJOY RELAXING ON THE WHITE SANDS OF HAWAII SPECIAL 2-WEEK HOLIDAY SPECIAL ONLY s 395 AND UP (BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) BOOK EARLY AND AVOID DISAPPONTMENT Sunshine, Palm Trees and girls in grass skirts SOUND GOOD? For your Hawaiian Holiday mako your bookings now with ART WILLIAMS WONDERFUL WORLD OF TRAVEL Centre Village Mall (West End) one of the souvenirs. It contains maps, tourist material including the paperback book, Surprising Amsterdam, a miniature of gin or a liqueur, moist paper tow els, sugar cubes 'or cnery, plus pipe tobacco tor men and mints for women. GIN FOR TRAFFIC JAMS From a small cart attached lo their bikes Ihe leaders provide yellow slickers and hals in case the weather turns bad. The cart also holds a big bottle of gin and glasses which may be used to while away the lime during any traffic jams. The cart serves as a repository for jack- its, handbags and cameras. The first stop is the Tobacco Museum where visitors learn a lot about the history of smoking and each gets an old-fashioned clay pipe. Riding along canal streets lined with 16th century houses, Ihe next slop is for a wine, cheese and pale lunch just off the Leidseplein. Later, (he 17th century almshouse, the Be- gijiiliof, has a peacefid court- yard offering repose. It is a popular place for the Dutch on their lunch hour. Proteslant and Roman Catholic churches are open for visitors. The path then leads through the oldest part of town to the 15th century Weeping Tower where Henry Hudson set sail for the New World. The building is being reconstructed into a tav- ern, cafe and diamond museum. It's called I lie Weeping Tower since Uie wives of Dutch sailors arc supposed to have -waved goodbye there as the oH mer- chant traders sailed for Ihe East Indies. The route then passes Eu- rope's most modern post office and Amsterdam's central sta- ton. Next stop is a herring stand. Here the towels are useful. The last slop about is at Ihe Hols Taverne on (he Dozen- graclil. At this poml, bicycles are exchanged for cocktails and a fintll souvenir. Thai is a pass- port for good sportsmanship containing an inslnnt piclure of the participant together with the lour leader. Check those bottles MONTREAL At this lime of the year people can di- vided roughly speaking into two categories: those who are boating and (hose who wish they could be boating. Every- body who has a boat can be found on the during weekends and holidays and ev- erybody who has a friend who owns a boat can be found lurk- Ing nearby. This, therefore, is a warning to all those who spend a lol of their free time on hoard a boat molorboating, water- skiing, fishing or what-have- you: don't pass that floating bottle in the water before you take another look at it. It may contain a treasure. According to Scandinavian Airmv--, the city of Gothen- burg is celebrating this year i t s 350th anniversary and to honor thJs occasion, the city fathers decided to put some very interesting invitations and other gift certificates in an un- disclosed number of unbreak- able bottles which were strewn all over the world's oceans earlier this year from 171 ships registered in Gothenburg. Since a lot of Swedish vessels also sail the Great Lakes, hollies may be floating right now in the ver" waters you were wa- terskiing on last weekend. Keep looking. And if you find one with a message, contact the Public Relations Depart- ment of Scandinavian Airlines at 800 Dorchester Blvd. West, Montreal, P.Q. Giod luck! Quilts instead of sheets, without chimneys that's By DEVERLEY BKAHIC niJYKJAVJK, Iceland (CP) The coldest tiling about Ice- land, Icelanders are quick to say, is the name. Ar.d, they add, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. The climate is milder than one might expect, partly be- cause o[ the moderating influ- ence or the Gulf Stream. During most of the winter, snow on the coastal plains is rare. The mountains of the uninhabited and, in winter, virtually inaccessible interior form a snow- and ice-covered backdrop. To visit the town of Hvera- gertii. a short journey east of Reykjavik, one crosses a snow-covered plateau seeing the occasional skier and irini- ature but fully effective vol- cano. Super flea market Spinster antique veterans and hippie be-L'.-maker's set up booths side by side each Sat- urday and Sunday at the Com- munity Flea Market under the watermelon shed at the back ol the French Market near the old U.S. Mint in New Orleans. The flea market, open from noon to dusk, has room for up to 500 booths and is one of the principal crafts and bargain antique centres in the entire Gulf South. The non-profit Abba Foundation sponsors the weekend event and rents booths at a nominal fee to in- dividual crafstmen, non-profit groups and self-employed en- trepreneurs. Calgary-Frisco excursion fare A new low individual eco- nomy excursion fare of 5152 re- turn is planned by CP Air be- tween Calgary and San Fran Cisco. More liberal than excursion fares, it is good ev ery da" of the week apd ner mils a stay of up to 30 days Only condition is that the traveller cannot go and retur on the same calendar week, re quiring staying at least one Saturday night. The new fare will be effec- tive Aug. 20, subject to govern- ment approval. Regular eco- nomy round trip fare between Calgary and San Francisco is CP Air's transcontinental Ex- ecutive Jet service from Cal- gary at a.m. daily pro- vides a direct connection to a 2 p.m. departure from Vancou- rer, arriving San Francisco at :10 p.m. On the return flight, departure from San Francisco s at a.m., arriving at Cal- jary at p.m.. with a brief 35-minute connection at Van- couver. CP Air operates three daily flights between Vancouver and San Francisco. Houses in the area have no chimneys because, like many placer in Iceland, they are healed by natural hot water from some of the country's approximately 800 hot springs and word geyser originated in Iceland. Reykjavik, with a popula- tion cf total popu- lation of Iceland is about a city of red, white and green houses On one side is a lake, home to hundreds of gulls, aucks and swans, and on the other side, a harbor, base for ships of the Icelandic fishing Reel- There are attractive shops selling imported goods and local wcol handicrafts. It has as many bookstores as a city Lhree times Uie size, and ex- cellent but expensive restaur- ants. BURIED FISH The restaurants serve both European and Icelandic spe- cialties such as smoked lamb, herring, a variety of fish eaten raw after having been buried several monlhs, and brown bread cooked in a hot spring. The hotels provide feather quilts instead of sheets and blankets, and charge ?8 to for a double room. Most towns in Iceland have at least one hotel where rates are slightly lower than those of Reykjavik hotels. During the June-September summer season cheap accommodation is available in youth hostels, schools and by camping. Food is generally expensive. Outside Reykjavik, travel bv road is often arduous, es- pecially in winter, and at times impossible. A network of roads and bus lines join all inhabited areas but pavement turns abruptly into gravel, tt-1'.d and lava somewhere near the outskirts of the city. Icelanders who live or travel extensively in the country ei- ther fly or drive vehicles es- pecially built for rough ter- rain. The tourist can visit coastal Iceland by bus, by renting a small car or plane, or special- ly-built vehicle. V i s i t i n g the uninhabited centra] highlands is more dif- ficult, bill possible for the ad- venturous who can arrange lo go on one of (he many pony treks organized each summer houses Iceland by Iceland tourist offices. The landscape la rugged and mild, almost devoid of trees and dotted with lakes and swampy grasslands which shelter at least 16 species of duck, five of geese and u'hooper swan, making Ice- land one o[ the major breed- ing haunts of waterfowl in Eu- rope. THIS COMING WINTER FLY TO HAWAII WITH C.P. AIR BOOK NOW WITH A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL FOR YOUR WINTER VACATION TO HAWAII 15 weekly departures from Calgnry commencing December 19th, 1971 through March 26lh, 1972. From (double room deposit secures your reservation to Hawaii. YOUR PLEASURAMA HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY INCLUDES: Direct return DC-3 economy air fare via CP Air Complirrre.-ifary inflight meals while alofi Guaranteed holel oecom- modnlijin available immedi- ately upon arrival Tradilional Hawaiian wel- corre en in Honolulu 9 Round 1np Iransporlalicn between airport and your hotel All baggage transfers 1o and from your hoiel from airport Three complimentary cock- toils on your Jrip to or from Honolulu Contact Welcome breakfast brief- ing with Hawaiian enler- lainmenl hosted at Ilikai Holel Farewell Aloha dinner al the Reef Hotel on 1he even- ing of departure Hawaii 4% hotel stale tax included The assilance of our "Pleo- surama Holidays" or "Trade Wind Tours" hosts for optional sightseeing or shopping aclivjlies Complimentary "Pleasur- ama Holidays" flight bag CP Air Hawaii holiday passport value) World Travel Service 903 3rd Ave. S., Ulhbridge Phone 328-7921 or 32E-1771 Office Open Monday Ihru Saturday 9 a.m. lo S p.m. Free Parking at Rear of Building niG KIU.RR Of nil children who die before flRo five in Sno Paulo, Brazil, ncnrly half succumb lo malnu- trition. Passports' offer free incentives Hotel and car rental dis- junls, complimentary drinks, dmission to tourist attraclions nd free souvenirs worth in to- tal more than are offered y CP Air to travellers to San 'rancisco or Hawaii. It's the newest of the airline's holiday passports" which en- Die passengers to savor sev interesting features o lese American destinations. In Hawaii there is a free ay's car rental on a three- ay hiring; an enticing filet of lahimahi, most popular fish the islands; souvenirs from aradise Park, Ula Mau Ila- aiian village and a sugar ane railroad as well as a com- imentary drink on n Pearl arbor cruise and free floor how in a leading hotel. The San Francisco "pass- irt" also offers complimen- ry drinks and free admis- ons to tourist attractions and r discounts. But its most IH- alive ofler is a 55 per day scounl al the Hillon Hotel. The "passports" are issued by travel agents and CP Air offices when tickets are pur- chased. Model railway show in London M o r 1 railway enthusiasts from many countries will be visiting the annual Model Rail- way Exhibition which lakes plnco at London's Central Hall, Wcslminslcr, from August 2fi lo September 4. There will he nu- merous working ]ayoiil.s nnd demonslrolions, as w-cll as Irndc stands, nnd 30.000 visitors arc exported during Uie nine days of the exhibition. leading International Bew For Black Label we blend and brew only the finest ingredients...with patience...with bring out all their flavour. Then we {jive the brow move time in our cool, quiet cellars so that Black Libel slowly matures to perfection. II you like ,1 beer with flavour, try .1 Black Label ...enjoy the full flavour that is conquering thirsts all over the world. Carling Black Label- sold and enjoyed in over 60 countries around ihc globe. THE CAWING BREWERIES (A18ERTA) LIMITED BL-Ti-m ;