Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, 1, 1972 THE inHBRIDGE IS Aegean island holds reunion Directory annually for native sons SPECTACULAR SCENERY Mount Stephen looms in the background in the Kick- ir.a en the Trar.j.Canada Highway. Such scer.es follow ane another in suc- to tht surr.rriit ct Refers Pass wrere of to-jri'ls psu'e- to admire end over ir.e spec-aculor scc-nic via AS. -3.C. Govt photograph Rogers Pass Highway has impact on eye, purse CALGARY The a'Kg tr.e Refers Pail Hishway r.ates the Lr.ieres cr! most travellers takLng the route west through the Roches. But in the 10 years the route was its impact has on r.ore thsn eye. Tne hisr.'.vay has lowered rs.'.fc5 to the western Prairies hcor.od business in psrts of the British Colum- bia intirior. Besides the oi-.-.-io-is advan- tages o: a shorter trucWng rou'e arxi tr-3 eastern side- the a t in the Ar.d frcrr: Ksml the L'r.i'ed the sourh Walij '.Vith the opening of the highway the follcraing year' sales rose to J8.5 million arjj in 1971 the-.' exceeded; KTi cul- lion. property became so popular the provincial gov- ernment halted sale of Crov.Ti-ovrr.ed beach Tr.e highway opened the srea of the psss to hijndreds Calgary families who take a KO-mile round trip several a year to reach their favorite recreational re- Eeio.-e the Rogers Pass Highway, the southern part of received most of the attention with tlje main route east from Vancou- ver pissing through the Aior.2 the o'd route a trip LO rniies while the Rogers Pass cuts the dis- tance to miles. Tr.e Yel- lov.head Highway, opened in liTO. covers miles to Ed- rr.or.tori ;.-o-i Var.souver. Tr.e YellowheEd carried toss of freight in By KAYE ROWE CHIOS- Greece (CPj We came to Chios, an Ac-gean is- land with the coast of Turkey a thin on the eastern horizon, Ui escape exhaust fumes arid the loud voices of tourists. The travel agencies called it "Kty-Oss" and warn: "There is nothing particularly to do or see there." Trie Greeks call it "Hee-Os" arxl have a relative who came from ttere. escaped the noise and air pollution at Kardamy'e, the tov.n of the shipping mag- nates and the sailors who man their ships. From this town of 2.500 built on terraced hills, with white, pink and blue houses marching down to the sea. came some of the major names of the contemporary shipping wwld. George Livanos, the owner j at one time of craft in the categories of tankers, bulk carriers "and freighters, carr.e from Kardamyle. He is trie original father-in-law of Aris- totle OnassLs and the local high school bears his name. Kcsta M. Lemos. currently the king of the seaways, ceme from a small island nearby. to-A-n holds a reunion fete each summer with wide- armed welcome to its native sons. This summer for the fete the harbor filled with lux- ury yachts and the streets echoed with the noise of cars. ALL FOR Anyone willing to pay the headv sum of K a head was free "to shake hands that rule empires of the sea or to lose hi-, head in a royal swash of Metaxis brandv, ouzo and resined wine that tastes like the sap beais on Canadian pine. The all-night re-iion "bill craned with the warmth of repeated peetlngs in acco- lade kiss on both cheeks and the hearty shoul- der slaps, a constant parade of food, the traditional Greek dances to Greek music. Who were we related to WES trie question in every pair of eyes as we took our first walk through the 20-foot wide street leading to the town square. It was unthinkable that anyone unrelated by blood or mar- riage should come to Karda- myle, especially close to fete time. Tne Professor talked with us. Tne villagers called him Genius" in awe of the multiplicity of his languages and his broad knowledge. He teaches English, history' and Latin in the Marine Academy at Athens. Every summer he comes to Chios as the ideal vacationing area. Each day we walked the mile to a beach. The way led through the town where we purchased luncheon ingredi- ents: Danish canned meat, crackers, a bottle of the light while wine of Greece and feta cheese made from goat's milk. Dessert consisted of fresh peaches and oranges four inches in diameter, globes of sweet juices. DINE OUTDOORS We dined along with the cross-secUra o! the villagers and their summer visiting rel- atives out of doors on the cob- ble-stoned quay. The menu was a small mullet or one of the assorted interpretations of "biftek." With wine and fresh fruit, the bill was under All four restaurants on the quay boasted juke boxes. They poured out a steady stream rA Greek tunes, the volume in each machine tuned competitively high. We asked the Pro'essor why the music i; always national and why Greek expatriates always re- turn to their native land for vacations rather than explore other areas of the globe. National tolidarity- whether in music, language or cus- toms, has meant rjrvival in 400 years of Turkish rule, he replied. Toe solidarity was partly religious, too. No mat- ter the punishments or blan- dishments, nothing could turn the from C'nristianity to f-lamism. revolution o! won Greek freedom for most of mainland and the Is- lands. Chios, hov.ever, so close lo TurIrish shores, had Ui wait until 1912 before its people threw off the chains. Kaye Rowe is a feature writer for Brandon Sun. ailing tourists OTTAWA (CP) Your You may tell Mro-ln pocket Spanish phrase hook will i til "i j n -a i should know vox medics! help you order paella in Palma j de Majorca. But U that rich seafood dish disagrees with Peart, president, says direc- your gall bladder, how do you tory WOUM be especiallv uwful say, "I'm nauseated, I've a J fot: the traveler who has a tion has coine up with some- j te kafx -ff. couy flryj a doctor thing it hopes v.iil help travel-: vifjm was explain lers cope with medical emer- the probiem easilv. ger.ries in foreign lands. It's the association's Intcroa- ti'jrjal Medical a pockc'.-siztd guide to English- speaiung doctors in more tharj 7'j couTitrics arourid the world. So if you should come dovrn v.ith a virus in Venice or mea- sles in Madagascar, a quiet look in the will give you the name, address and tele- phone number of a local doctor. e directory actually Is new edition, updating L'if'j.-.T.a- lion and adding also contains list o: societies through which :lfl names of may rx; tairxd by '.vriung in advance Two unusual cruises in Caribbean NEW YORK Tne th-ee weet cruise is aii'-e and veil and sailing in the Caribiea.i with wo unusual itineraries bo- offered this winter by Sun 1 Line. They are unique because they combine traditionally popular alls with some of the ascirjating, unspoiled and urj- crowded ports in the Caribbean, South and Centra! Art erica vhere the people and cultures Ere as varied as the calls the ships mate. WISHING BRITAIN? Tf js, mtj wt RENTAL VEHICLE frtm tr.lT S45 Mf Stdin. OF THE SEA Kardamyle, horns of Greek shipping mogr.cies and ths sailors who man their ships, is a typical Aegean island town. The town holdi a re- fnion fete each summer with a wioe-ormsd welcome lo its native sons. Freelance UadiCa Hire Ud. 1571 and the Rosens Pass tons. The total tonnage is 50 per cent hiaher than the amount carried M years ear- lier and rate have dropped ar. average of 30 per cent in the same time. The lovrer rates have been introduced a 147-psr- cent incTease in cost of Isfcor and maierials. sairl Leonard Huyser. preside: of Canadian Fre-ghtways Ltd. Factors the de- crease have been shorter mUesee. faster time, bttter 7-1 highways, more ryrt'erful j jf QJJlltA uniu and an increase in gross i vehicle wtiaht to p-j-jnds irorn 59 W5 po'jrxis. MAINTAINED BETTER Although tr.e Yellow-head Hignveay hss mere freight tonnage, the Rogers PEES is better route to the coast, JL-. Huyser said. grades are steeper rear che summit but the high- way ts he tier in winter, be'.ter cun'ed. has bet- ter shoulders and rr.ore pais- O than the Yeliow- fcc-ad. 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"Tr.e Yel'.ov.-head doesn't have the sarr.e adverse sr.-ow conditions fcut it is not as well patrolled or r.-.aLr.-.eined as the Rosers Pass." In 1J71, v.v.en mounUira hsd one of tr.s heaviest snow- falls on record, the Rosers Pass-Frastr C a n y o n route was open or.ly 10 days in Jan- uar.'. "There was more delay in trie Eraser Canyon than in the Rogers Pass. the Rog- ers" is tied up, the crews set in and open it up. With a Eraser Elide, it a'mirture o: mud arid snow it is days rxrfore that section is reojxrned." But sr.ow dots not present as many problems to the truckers as do sumrntr driv- ers trying to haul trailers up mountain grades aiid In tr.e first full year of Kogers Pass operation, 4Vj.lK vehicles carried 1 4 milliori over the route. Last year' ttf.fffi vehicles carried passengers. folk. I New Years et. the Banff j Springs is also very popular j for people of all ages. 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