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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Dccembor 11, 1970 THE LETHBRIDOf 23 Portugal offers history, charm By RALPH NOVAK LISBON (NEA) Don't come here lo drink Coca-Cola or gamble in casinos along the Sun Coast or see X-rated movies or escape air pollution. Do come here to look at his- toric castles and palaces, to visit one of the fishing villages that dot Portugal's 500 miles of Atlantic coast. Portugal is a country spend- ing nearly half its national budget fighting wars against black nationalists in its Afri- can colonies. There are indica- tions of liberalization in the na- tion's policies since Marcelo azar as premier dictator of this country of 9.5 million peo- ple two years ago. Whatever else he has done, Caetano has his countrymen casting longing and avaricious glances at the American tour- ist trade. There is even a chance Coca-Cola will be sold here soon, after all. Right now, you can't get Coke in Portugal. The Portuguese say it's because (heir doctors believe American colas are harmful; Americans say it's because the Portuguese want to protect their own wine in- dustry. Tourists say the water tastes lousy and they're thirsty. The Poruguese have allowed the establishment of gambling casinos, for foreigners only. The Portuguese aren't missing anything, if one can judge by the Casino Estoril, which is decorated in a nouveau Las Vegas style and features slot machines, a game room, a cavernous banquet hall and a Friendly Bermuda No. 1 lure What do today's vacationers desire most on their vacations? B e r m u d a's steadily rising numbers of visitors (from 260 in 1950 to an estimated 000 in 1970) indicate that this 21-square-m i 1 e British colony must be giving visitors what Ihey want and what they Want appears to be peace and quiet: An in-depth airport sur- vey of home-bound travellers' opinions has convinced Ber- muda's tourism officials that an island needn't swing in or- der to sway visitors. The survey shows that peo- ple are lured to Bermuda by five factors which promise re- spite from tension and turmoil first, the friendliness and courtesy of the people; second, the climate; third, the scenery and beauty of the island; fourth, the peaceful atmo- sphere; fifth, Bermuda's clean- liness. floor show that is a combina- tion of low-grade Ed Sullivan material and refugee acts from a company picnic. The Salazar regime put an "adults only" rating on the movie version of "Sound of but Lisbon is showing signs 'of moving gingerly into the Now Generation, far enough, at least, so that any- one who comes here to boo- galo can find a discotheque or two It is also making strides toward the Pollution Age, hav- ing already accumulated a re- spectable smog for a city its size about Th? city harbors so many statues, monuments, museums and memorial parks that you can hardly walk a block with- out running into one. Alfama, the old section of the city, has a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys, tunnels and buildings which give strong architectural evidence of North Africa's influence on Portugal. In the Thieves' Market, a street bazaar, you can pick up a bar- gain if you care to defy the odds. Elsew here, monuments to Magellan, Prince Henry the Navigator and Vasco da Gama are conscpicuous, but they re- flect glories far off in the past and in some ways add a touch of pathos to the scene. For, with Brazil long since indepen- dent and even Goa ripped from its control, Portugal today has only its African colonies be- tween it and has been status as a world power, which at least partly explains why 000 Portuguese soldiers are fighting nationalists in Mozam- bique, Angola and Portuguese Guinea. Lisbon does not, however, give any surface indications of being a country at war and the Portuguese who will discuss the situation contend they are wag- ing anti-Communist crusades. Then, if they're talking to an American, they'll add, "It is just like your war in Vietnam, isn't A tourist is unlikely to en- counter any of the repressive by-products of the authoritari- an system that has prevailed since Salazar in 1928 master- minded the creation of a dic- tatorship that throttled floun- dering attempt to create a democracy. But the Portuguese, with the bonds loosened a little under Cateano, are beginning to stir, through legal organizations, such as the newly formed Asso- ciation for Social and Economic Development, and extra legal ones such as Armed Revolu- tionary Action. Those indifferent to Portu- guese politics can try to find a cafe or restaurant to listen to fado the traditional Por- uguese music that is a com- bination of flamenco, torch- singing and blues outside the jaws of the tourist traps, where photographers hustle the cus- tomers for pictures and people hawk everyhing but their kitch- en's refrigerator. HOLIDAYS TO THE CARIBBEAN THREE DEPARTURES: LEAVING CALGARY FRANCONIA January 20th, 1971 QUEEN ELIZABETH 2.....February 10th, 1971 CARMANIA............ Fsbruary 24th, 1971 FROM S1057 INCLUDES: Return economy fair by Air Canada lo Miami or New York Two nights hotel occomodation in Fort tauderdale or New York 9 Transfers, airport to hotels, hotels to shipside, ship-side to airpuri Porterage in and out of hotels, airports and docks. AH port taxes where applicable. Caribbean voyage aboard Cunard Liner All meals during voyage Services of tour escorts CONTACT A.m.A. WORLD TRAVci. rCR YCljR FREE COPY OF ILLUSTRATED AND DETAILED BROCHURE ENJOY A WINTER INTERLUDE AMONG THE "ISLANDS OF THE SUN" Book Now with A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL 903 3rd AVENUE SOUTH, IETHBRIDGE Telephone 328-7921 or 328-1771 FREE PARKING AT REAR OF BUILDING FAR FROM THE ARCTIC SNOWS A crowd of Jamaican youngsters gather around Eskimo artists Henry Evaluardjuk and Oopakah in Montego Bay to look at a polar bear skin. The Eskimo artists are the first to visit the West Indies and toured the islands with a display of native crafts. (CP Photo) West Indians learn about Arctic Eskimos in Trinidad! By HAZEL LOWE MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (CP) From Montego Bay to Port of Spain, Trinidad, the children of the Caribbean are dreaming of a white Christ- mas, polar bear style. More than youngsters throughout the hibiscus-blos- som islands can base their daydreams of iceberg country on a face-to-face meeting with two Eskimo craftsmen and hunters from the Frobisher Bay district. Henry Evaluard- juk and Oopakah, the first Es- kimo artists to visit the West Indies, toured four of the is- lands in November with an exhibit of native arts and crafts, Arctic clothing and ar- tefacts. Evaluardjuk, well known to Canadians as one of the fore- most Eskimo sculptors and painters, and fellow-artist Oopakah were flown south with Tom. Webster of the de- partment of northern develop- ment and Fred Jarvis, public relations manager for Air Canada's southern region, as part of an educational project to bring the islands of the south a bit closer to the is- lands of the north. According to the children, the project was a smash success. Five thousand budding an- thropologists turned out to the exhibit on Antigua, causing such a crush Jarvis was forced to close the display by early afternoon and resort to television coverage. OUTDID PIED PIPER "We had kids coming out of our he m a r v e 11 e d. "They arrived from every lit- tle village on the island, on trucks, bicycles, by bus and on foot. The pied piper never drew so many children." The two composed and un- assuming northern artists seemed a far cry from the glamorous pied piper. Neither speaks much English. Each answered questions through Webster. The 80 degree-plus temperatures forced them to dispense with colorful Arctic costumes, but despite these drawbacks there was no lack of communication with young members of the packed audi- ences. Saucer-eyed, the children approached the huge polar bear skin featured in the ex- hibit, poked tentative fingers into the sabre-toothed jaw. They were equally fascinated with the fur-lined parkas and sealskin mukluks. "Why aren't you dressed up like was the inevi- table question. Evaluardjuk answered that one by bundling Ins questioner into a cosy parka and mittens, watching with quiet amuse- ment while the youngster steamed briefly in Arctic at- tire. "Must be cold up there, for was the usual conclu- sion. Watching the two artists at TOrk was a source of delight to both children and adults. In some cases, the Eskimo art- ists were joined by local wood carvers in a joint artistic en- deavor. BOND OF FRIENDSHIP In Kingston, Jamaica, where school geography pro- jects this term featured the Canadian Arctic, chil- dren gathered to watch Kappo, a celebrated Jamai- can carver, share the spot- light with the visiting artists. Kappo loved the Eskimo carv- ings, the grey-green figures of hunters, animals and folklore heroes so familiar to Cana- dian collectors. The three craftsmen founded a mutual admiration society almost immediately and, unable to overcome the language barrier, exchanged carvings to seal an unspoken bond of friendship and re- spect. The island-hopping handi- craft show opened in Montego Bay, where local youngsters were eager to meet their ex- otic guests. Before the formal opening, the small fry gath- ered at the hotel where the northern party was regis- tered, anxious for a prveiew glimpse of the Eskimo artists. "Are they living in the re- the children asked hopefully. There were days when both 47-year-old Evaluardjuk and his older companion felt a re- frigerator might be a homey Aibertans called to visit Carnival at Greenwood In February of each year, CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia takes on an atmosphere of "Joie de Vivre" as Canadian Armed Forces personnel and their wives celebrate Green- wood's OOKFIK Winter Car- nival week. The Carnival proper is a composite of sports, both in- door and outdoor, Variety show, moustache competi- tion, parade, social events and of course the Carnival Queen. The personnel split into ten groups, each group repre- senting their native province. Each event in the Carnival is competitive and teams are drawn from the provincial groups vicing for points in the competition to make their province tops. Alberta is well represented in OOKPIK and Aibertans arc prominently dressed in Stetsons and cowboy outfits. The Alberta "Whoop and Holler" is heard con- stantly during the week as the cowboys and cowgirls cheer their team on to vic- tory. Encouragement lo the Al- bertan cause from back home has been given gen- erously as public figures, companies, personalties as well as private citizens have lent their support. Although the Aibertans of Greenwood, N.S. are more than miles away from home, a small part of Alber- ta is situated in the heart of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Val- ley during OOKPIK time. If the folks in Alberta would like to boost the cowboy con- tingent, they are invited to write: ALBERTA Care of OOKPIK Carnival CFB Greenwod Nova Scotia TREMENDOUS SPEED The harpy eagle has stubby wings and a broad tail, giving it tremendous speed and man- oeuvrability. refuge from the heat. "I had to keep taking them into air- conditioned rooms at regular intervals to cool them Jarvis said. Terra Nova national park moulded by age of glaciers TERRA NOVA PARK, Nfld. (CP) The geographical va- riety within the 152 squjre miles that make up this prov- ince's only national park is "fairly representative" of Newfoundland itself. But the fact that about 95 per cent of its visitors never see the real natural state of the land is a disappointment to park superintendent D. E. Schuler. In a compact area contain- ing some 140 ponds, 75 miles of rugged Atlantic coastline and untouched forest veined with nature trails, Mr. Schu- ler feels that most visitors primarily for picnics, swimming, camping and the "more social aspects" of park life. This, says the native of La- combe, Alta., is just making superficial use of land which the age of glaciers moulded agonizingly and carefully, if not with intent, into a park area. Relatively few people use the nature-1 rails-or show in- terest in the park's naturalist program. NO PLACE FOR GOLF This Mr. Schuler finds dis- concerting, but not so much as the cries from provincial tourist officials and organized groups for such facilities as golf courses and swimming pools that some other national parks have. The American-educated su- perintendent is a strong be- liever in the policy that the purpose of a national park is to "preserve for all time" the natural state of areas which are the national heritage of Canadians. Golf courses and swimming pools have no place in a na- tional park, says Mr. Schuler. He backs policymakers who say "urban-type recreational facilities" are not part of the basic purpose of a national park. The understanding of na- ture, man's place in it and his reliance on it "is a pretty im- portant the superin- tendent says. Many people live in an atmosphere "so far removed from natural envi- ronment, perhaps they don't realize they are reliant upon this natural environment." A national park, he says, is a riauiini iiiirii Lu uc cujuycu in the natural state" sp.d this is the main consideration of a master plan being worked out for the park. TRAILS OPEN UP Plans call for extending ac- cess to remote areas now reachable only by boat or a walk across country, and ex- pansion and improvement of nature and hiking trails. The trails, which cost about for each mile con- structed, start in the main camp areas and wind through the forest, around bogs and alongside rivers and ponds. The wildlife inhabitants are here in abundance, the most common being the moose, black bear and snow hare. These are often seen by those driving along the Trans-Can- ada Highway on the park's boundaries. The more elusive species- beaver, muskrat, fox and lynx usually seen only while walking the trails. Marine life includes the pilot whale and harbor seal, while numerous Inlets and coves offer an opportunity to see and study both plant and marine life. Fishing is permit- ted in open seasons. Some 250 species of birds are known to inhabit the park including the black-poll war- bler, yellow-bellied flycatcher, fox sparrow and winter wren. Among sea bird species, the gull and puffin are common sights. The park has two bird sanctuaries. Hunting is pro- hibited. COST IS OBSTACLE Park officials have ex- pressed interest in someone operating a tour by boat along the coastline, but the cost at doing so in a short tourist sea- son is an obstacle. There are 417 camping and trailer sites in the park, 24 privately operated cabins, su- pervised picnic grounds and swimming areas. While recreational facilities are at a says Mr. Schuler, it is possible to develop to a point where there would be nothing but camp- grounds. "This is not the purpose of a park." Worth visiting Wine lovers are recommend- ed to visit the small wine mu- seum in Luetzelsachsen near Germany's romantic university town of Heidelberg. Mr. Beck, owner of a vineyard, has col- lected historic relics, and the highlight is a 500-year-old pieta found in a vineyard in Gunde- sheim. SIMPSONS-SEARS Gifts of Perfect Delicious Arcadian Boxed Chocolates Simpsons-Sears has a 1 Ib. package of their very own brand of chocolates that will make a great little Assorted Dark and Light Famous Moirs Chocolates h'ave one of ihese Moirs Chocolates in either dark or light coaling over an assortment of centres and you'll QQ know whal's made Moirs famous. 2-lb. size...... I iww Arcadian Boxed Chocolates Treat yourself to pounds of candy 9 QO goodness in dork or milk chocolate. fciVW Arcadian Boxed Cherries Juicy marachino cherries drenched in imooth dark chocolate, 12-oz, box Mrcaaian reppermmr rames A traditional family favorite, refreshing mint coated in dark chocolate, 7-oz. size Fresh Roasted Cnshews Fresh, plump cashews roasfed jo perfection moke an ideal treat 4 QQ for parly time. Pound.............. I tOw Milk Chocolate Hersheyettes Chocolate drops coaled in brightly colored tasty candy. 1 pound................. Mixed Nuts Taste tempting variety of pecans, cashews, and brazils, Lb....... 1.79 Lowney's Bridge Mix Lowney's Bridge mix is the favorite candy treat at adult and children's parties Neilson's Rosebuds No one will refuse to nibble on theso smooth milk chocolate rosebuds.....Ib, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Centre Village ;