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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, December 27, 1974 Theft races The beauty, landscape, history, and character of Russia so fascinated American photographer Kenneth Murray, of Kingsport, Tennessee, during his visit there that the coal district denizen found time for little else. The morning mist lifting as fisher- men make their way upstream to a favorite site in the Caucasus Mountains (top left) charmed Murray, as did a peasant woman carting water into town from a mountain brooklet (top Sheep wind their way through the grassy meadows of the mountains (top right) in a scene familiar throughout Europe. In a small collective of Russia farm at the foot of the mountains, an old woman transports grain in the oldest method known to man (lower Despite the Soviet government's repression of religion, many older peasants continue to worship, as evidenced by a simple funeral at an Orthodox church in the village of Pratching (lower Further evidence of Russia's religious history is personified in the colorful "onion" domes of the Orthodox cathedrals (lower right) dotted throughout the metropolis of Kiev, capital of the Ukraine. ADVANCE BOOKING CHARTERS Register now for 1975 departures! London Amsterdam Frankfurt No Deposit Required! For full details contact A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY 608-5th Ave. South Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 Office open Monday thru Friday 8-30 a m. to 5 p.m Saturday to 1 p.m. Wild flowers abound in S. Africa CAPE TOWN (CP) As the last of the autumn colors fade in Canada, winter has ended south of the equator and wild flowers are blooming in pink, mauve, red, orange, white or blue While most of southern Af- rica is noted for its abundant floral variety, the Cape Pen- insula alone, much smaller than Prince Edward Island, boasts varieties. South Africa, smaller than the province of Quebec, has species of floral plants, compared with for all Canada. Of the 200 natural or- ders of plants, 140 can be found there. Many of the flowers are fa- miliar to Canadians. Our ge- raniums are derived from South Africa's wild pelargo- niums and gladioli are in- digenous there Daisies bloom in shades of yellow, mauve, orange and apricot as well as white and iris and poppies prosper Farmers use blue, white or yellow lupins as a fertilizer crop and stately white arum lilies bloom in damp spots along railway tracks and roads. Gerberas, montbretias, freesias and orchids, avail- able only from florists in Can- ada, are there for the pluck- ing and house plants like amarylhs and succulents grow freely. The strelitzia, also called the bird of paradise flower or crane flower, looks like the neck of a bird with a crest of long, red-orange, feathery HEAD FOR THE HILLS IN A DATSUN SPORTSTRUCK COME IN AND SEE THE 1975 LONG OR SHORT WHEELRASE TRUCK New 2000cc engine 110" or 100" wheel base BUY BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR AND SAVE! Have we got a truck for you! FOREIGN CAR (LETH.) LTD. DATSUN 1102-3rdAva. S. Phone 328-9651 petals and an open beak of greyish blue. Early explorers and bot- anists made native African flowers known in Europe a century ago The protea is unknown to most first-time visitors and one variety, the sugarbush, is the country's national flower. The botanist Linnaeus nam- ed it after Proteus, the Greek god who could assume any shape, for they come in many varieties. They may be dwarf plants with buried stems and leaves and heads above ground or may be as big as trees. Flow- ers come in all colors, flat or trumpet-shaped, tiny or as big as 12-inch soup plates. As in other countries, wild flowers were endangered through burning, farming, grazing and overenthusiastic picking. Large tracts of land have been set aside as nature reserves and it is against the law to pick flowers within 300 feet of the centre of any road, resulting in brilliant displays along the highways. The reserves can be visited by sightseeing bus but a rental car gives more freedom for stopping to take pictures and to enjoy the clean air, the calm and quiet, sometimes broken by scampering, chattering monkeys. A 10-day trip through the wild flower country north of Cape Town can be varied with fishing villages, mountains, valleys and rivers. Paarl and Stellenbosch are pretty wine towns and in Tul- bagh there is a street of re- stored Cape Dutch homes. Fransch Hoek, settled by French Huguenots, has a handsome Huguenot museum and a first-rate French res- taurant. At Stellenbosch a former home, garages and distillery have been converted into a three-star hotel filled with an- tique furniture, oil paintings, oriental rugs, bowls of fresh flowers and surrounded by flower beds. If time is short, it isn't nec- essary to leave Cape Town to see the wild flowers. Most varieties, which are labelled, can be seen in the National Botanical Gardens in the sub- urb of Kirstenbosch. The ter- rain is varied with a stream forming a pool and the gar- dens climb up the back of Table Mountain. As everywhere else, sniffing the fragrance can bring sur- prises. You may disturb a hummingbird or some suck- ing bee or the little frogs that live deep in the arum lilies- all the better to trap insects. If you are too late for the spring color, summer comes before Christmas bringing other apricots, peaches, nectarines, figs, lit- chis, melons, plums, pears and melons. Singapore develops lush resort island SINGAPORE (Reuter) "Welcome to our happy island, we wish you joy on says the pretty Chinese girl accompanying you on the rickety old boat going to Sen- tosa. For her the lush island of Sentosa, off Singapore's southern coast is home but for the tourist it is Singapore's latest and greatest tourist attraction, nearly three square miles of woodland, golf course, la- goons, amusements and planned hotels. Authorities view the new and sym- bolic name is the Malay word for a key to Singapore's development as a residential tourist centre. Officials are concerned that while more than one million people came to Singapore last Passport Photos Candid Picture Framing Photo A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 S Phone 328-0222 -The Herald- Tra vel Liner terminal upgraded at New York dock NEW YORK (Reuter) A travel brochure invites you to "live like a king or queen" aboard an ocean liner. But until recently, anyone arriving in New York by pas- senger ship found that the royal treatment stopped at the end of the gangplank. Disembarking travellers had to give up the grand sa- loon for the gloom and dis- comfort of dilapidated sheds with no protection from the weather or even a place to sit down. year, the average length of stay was only three days. The result has been the Sen- tosa Development Corp., charged with transforming the island into a tourist centre rivalling any in the world. The corporation benefits from the long occupation of the British army, which had a garrison on the island when Singapore was still a major British base. Only minor structural modi- fications are needed for the buildings, the long and cool colonnades, immaculate lawns, sea views and common rooms once familiar to British soldiers. Inside, the plumbing, wiring and cooking facilities are be- ing drastically overhauled. At least one of the eight planned hotels is to be in the super- luxury class. And whether you were the Duke of Windsor or a third- class passenger, you faced the same chaos as you tried to collect your luggage, clear customs and find a cab Now, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently opened a passenger ship terminal in the Hudson River, on the western edge of central Manhattan City money paid for the re- building of three run-down, obsolete piers and the long, hangar-like structures that covered them. Resembles airport Each of the piers jutting out into the river now has a ground-floor service area for delivering equipment and ship's stores. The passenger and baggage floor on the sec- ond level is heated and air- conditioned and glass walls give a view of the harbor. The roof above the second floor accommodates cars and also allows people to see trav- ellers off from deck level. The over-all result is com- parable to a modern airport. There are car rental booths, lounges, elevators and tele- scoping gangplanks that can be adjusted for different ships Perhaps most important, the new system keeps the various dockside functions separate from each other in a more rational way than in the old piers, where everything happened on one floor. Work on some parts of the terminal is still being fin- ished, and the development is coming into use at a time when changing economic con- ditions are forcing the passen- ger ship business to adapt or die Many ships gone When the development was finst proposed by former New York mayor John Lindsay in 1966, the Cunard liners Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary were still plying the North At- lantic. So were such ships as the Nieuw Amsterdam and the France Since then, all those ships have been pulled out of serv- ice and the shift to cruises and away from transatlantic crossings has been dramatic About a third of passengers using New York harbor in 1965 were on cruise ships, but now roughly 80 per cent are ac- counted for by the cruise trade. Of the terminal's custom- ers, only Cunard, the Italian Line, Baltic Steamship Line and Polish Ocean Line still run transatlantic sailings. The Italian ships Michela- ngelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Rafaello alternate Atlantic trips with Caribbean cruises Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2 and Baltic's Maxim Gorki also make Caribbean trips Other major users of the Greak Line, Holland America. Home Lines, Norwegian American. Royal Viking, and Swedish devoted en- tirely to the cruise trade The passenger terminal is part of New York's bid to catch up with the Florida ports of Miami and Port Ev- erglades, used by many North Americans as departure points for cruise holidays The port authority is trying to promote New York as an exciting port of call in itself, a job made somewhat difficult by the city's reputation for crime and costliness Chimp Hoo PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Four artistic chimpanzees at the Portland Zoo may have become too successful with their paint brushes. Philip Ogilvie, zoo director told the Portland Zoological Society Monday that at last count the zoo's gift shop has sold 416 paintings by the chimps, with a profit of more than Nevertheless, Bathsheba, Delilah, Jezebel and Charlie soon may be working on clay sculptures. Ogilvie said publicity has resulted in a flood of requests for the chimp paintings De- mand has outstripped supply, and the zoo is getting in- quiries from anthropologists and sociologists wanting paintings to study for psy- chological significance "But, I think we should put an end to this whole busi- he said FLORIDA DISNEY WORLD, WASHINGTON, D.C. TOUR Washington, D.C., Cape Kennedy Space Centre, Cocoa Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Nassau in the Bahamas, Walt Disney World, Pensacola, El Paso, Jurarez Mexico, Phoenix. Las Vegas Jan. 11th, Feb. 50 24th, March 17th. 24 low Winter CMNB San Disneyland, Holiday Tour. Feb 8th 23rd, 16 days Reno. 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