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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Fairytale tour of Amber Palace begins atop taxi elephant By MAFlfiARICT N'KSS .IAIPU1I, India ICI'I Hoop Mala is years old. She's a taxi elephant, stolidly taking lourisls up Lhe steep, winding road lo the 17lh century Amber Palace. Her name means Necklace ol Beauty. She likes music and an escorting musician played a haunting tune on his string in slrumcnt. He makes his living pool. clcphanl, And the ride is. myriads of stars moving in a worth every dollar. You ride inlo the palace courtyard through I h e high arched Ganesh elephant- hcadcd god pole gale and your fairytale lour begins. First is the 'l a r g e marble-pillared au- dience hall. It leads inlo a small inner courtyard of for- mal gardens and a star-shaped from tourists' tips. But Roop Mala and some 30 other elephanls for hire are for their out- ers. It's S3 for the ride and the wait while you lour the palace, whether it's one or four persons, Ihe Then comes what must be the world's most beautiful and unusual hall of mirrors. They are everywhere. Those in Ihe alcoves dramatically multiply your image and when an at- tendant moves a lighted candle of about the effects are fantastic. space on llio flat seat atop the One panel seemingly reflects WAITING FOR CUSTOMERS Taxi elephanls, which lake tourist! from Jaipur up the steep, winding road to Ihe 17lh century Amber Palace wait for customers. There are 30 elephanls for hire and tourists pay 55 for the return ride. Nothing but growth seen for tourism in Canada LONDON (CP) Dan Wal- lace, the man chiefly responsi- ble for selling Canada as a holi- day country, lold Brilish Iravel writers that he pecs "noth- ing but growth" ahead for llic Canadian lourist industry. Wallace, director of the Cana- dian government travel bureau in Ottawa, said he see'; tourism to Canada tripling in Ihe 1070s. (t already is running at SI.3 bil- lion in annua1 income and Trade Minister Jean Luc Pepin has set a target of billion by 1880. Wallace was slopping off in QUALITY Motor Coach Tours OF EUROPE COLOURED BROCHURES AND RESERVATIONS FROM YOUR TRAVEL AGENT London for a few days enroule home from a Pacific Iravcl con- ference in Kuala Lumpur, Ma- laysia. Addressing a small group ot British correspondents in Can- ada House, Wallace said Can- ada now ranks fourth in the world tourist league, after Ihu United Stales, Spain and Italy. The U.S. would always he Canada's "most obvious mar- produced 1C million vis- itors last more than 500.000 non-U.S. travellers vis- ited Canada in 1971, spending S150 million. i From a starling point In 1934 of one man, a secretary and a S100.000 budget, the government i tourist boosting operation] now had a staff of 300, offices around the world and spent ?H million annually on promoting Canada as a holiday land. Wallace told his audience Canada had scenery to rival Switzerland, Scotland, England and ex- cept ancienl that she is building between lion and worth of new holels. George Powell, European gen- eral manager of Ihe. travel bu- reau, said Canada's geography posed special problems of travel promotion and their approach was becoming more regional- ized. In Ihe 10 years since Powell's office set up in London, tourism from Britain lo Canada has quadrupled to in 1971. Britain slill is the leader in European tourism lo Canada, hut Wallace Ihinks Germany j has "great potential" and adds he would like lo see more tour- ism from France. Good advice for tourists All the liesl in Hie Carili- .hean, S7.95: All (he best in. Bermuda, S5.75: All the best in Central Amcrcia, S7.95: Three Sydney Clark Travel books: DoiUI .Mead and Co. Canada) Lid. jlfR- CLARK, or so it seems to me after a brief nerusal of tricse tln'cc books on travel advice, has a somewhat unusu- al approach lo what every tour- ist ought lo know, lie gives Ihe essenlial information regard- ing passports, transporta lion, whal kind of clothing lo lake along, what to buy etc. in a sec- lion of the books he calls Ihe "foreground of the picture." In the "background of the he tells the reader some of the bare historical details of the various countries, the politi- cal developments, somelhing of the industries, and In general, salient facls concerning what they are bound lo see These facts are far too often out in travel advice of this genre Mountain climb to mark Games which too often treat Lhe po- lenlial lourisl as if he spcnl 1 most of his lime in holels and shops and had little interest in anything else. In other words, the Clark books are not just foi sun seekers, those exhausted Americans who want nothing so much as a swim- ming pool, or a sandy beach complete with hot sun, a com- fortable bedroom and good food to restore thems elves. Clark writes for the more cur- ious, vigorous tourist who is not content to vegetate. Although his bits of information are not extensive, they do provoke in- terest in knowing more. I have only one bone lo pick with Mr. Clark and that is dial tourisla, or Montezuma's revenge, as it's called in Mex- ico, can be cured wilh a dose of kaopectale. Having been assaulted with this debilitating and disgust- ing affliction more lhan once, I have found that the preven- tive roule is more effective mexiform or entero-viof o r m pills every day can usually pre- vent an onslaught. If you get it anyway consult a local medic. -JANE HUCKVALE WHITEHORSE, Yukon An unclimbed mountain in Can- ada's Yukon Territory will be tackled by a winlcr expedition to commemorate the Arc- lie Winter Games In Whitehorse March G to 11. The five-man expedition will include repre- sentatives of the four northern areas participating in the games; Alaska, the Yukon Ter- ritory, the North west Terri- tories and Arctic Quebec. THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NOW OFFERS DEFENSIVE DRIVING Defensive driving is ihe prcfesEionol skill thai should ond must be practiced by every licensed motorist if v.'c- cire lo reduce Ihe number of traffic accidents that occur each y-ar. For a period of c-igill hours groups of licensed, experienced, privale motorists who wanl to improve Iheir driving skills are exposed lo the techniques of defensive driving. Subjects to be covered include PREVENTABItlTY OF MOTOR VEHICtE ACCIDENTS PRINCIPLES OF DEFENSIVE DRIVING SITUATIONS OF THE TWO-CAR CRASH PREVENTION OF RUN-OFF-ROAD ACCIDENTS, AND OTHERS. Successful parlicipanls wll receive a wollet cerilificcte which will give merit poinls under the Albrrln Driver Ptogoni, and may qualify for reduced premiums in auto insurance. SECTION Tuesdays beginning February 15th SECTION F-4 Wednesdays beginning March 8th SECTION Thursdays beginning April 6lh Each section runs for 8 hours 2 hours per evening p m. FEE: TYPING This course c'fer ecch sludent the opportunity 1o (corn Irie basic techniques necessary for cccurn-r- lyplng as wdl as ihe practice time neccsEdry lo reach a reasonable degrep of prof.c' Some aHen.ion will be given )o selling up business lepers, reporls and other office forms. Students may mgi.ser for as many sections as they wish and proceed at their individual rate. SECTION D-5 Tuesdays and Thursday! beginning February 22nd SECTION E-5 and Thursdays beginning March 28th Each scclion includes 20 hours class lime p.m. FEE: S15.00 HAIRSTYLIK'G COURSE FOR WOMEN Lt-nm how cltraclivcly style and manage your own hair. Designed to train the sludent 01 proper grooming oT ihe hair as well as how lo set and comb out hair lo creale de- sired hair style. Helpful tips on care and handling of wigs will also be diicusscd. SECTION Tuesdays beginning February 29lh SECTION F-5 Thursdays beginning March 2nd Each section includes 10 hours flnss lime p.m. FEE: FLY FISHING A shorl course on Ihe intricacies for ihe novice. The selection of equipment, demonslro- iions ond prnclirr- in the medicines of fly costing, fa 3 ending, roll casting, pfallel cabling and clhnu. logellier with a brief sludy of artificial flies and when to use will be among ihrr topics to ho covered. Students should bring present eqiupmcnt, if any, lo J'lc firr.l class. 6 Tuesdays bcgnnrng March 71li, 1972 p.m. FEE: ON-SHORE SAILING COURSE Instruction Mutable- for nil ages who would find jailing an interesting skill to develop Tlie course will include films, examples of different types of imaller boots, ond basic instruction on: NAUTICAl TERMINOIOGY it TART OF A flOAT, SAI1S AND RIGGING STtrs TO TINGING AND IAUNCIIING A BOAT BASIC MANEUVERS (TACK. COMING ABOUT, DOCKING, ETC.I -k SAIIING CTIOUETTE AND WATER SAFETY TIPS IN BUYING, REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE S Wednosclnyj beginning March 29lh, 1972 p.m. FEE: For Information or Registration Contcat: THE SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA PHONE 327-2141 Heading the expedition will be veteran mountain climber, Monty AUord of Whitehorse. A Whitehorse school teacher, Mar- tin Williams has been named as the Yukon representative and contacts are being made with the other areas for repre- sentation. As yet unnamed, the peak rises over feet. It is part of the Mt. Kennedy group, about 130 air miles west of Whitehqrse in the St. Elias Mountains. On reaching the summit, the party will raise the official Arc- tic Winter Games Flag. KOA opens up office in Calgary BILLINGS, Montana North America's largest system of full service, family camp- grounds has set up regional of- fices in the United States and Canada. Ralph Livingston, Phil Wan- roy and James Sloan have I been appointed l_he first re- Igiona] managers of develop- ment for Kampgrounds of Am- erica. They will assist KOA campground owners in various stages of development, work- ing with them from the plans phase through fo Ihe actual grand opening. Canadian development will be overseen by Sloan, a native of Edmonton, Alberta. He has been employed by KOA in Can- ada for the past three years. Sioan will maintain an office in Caleary, Alberta. to mark 500th anniversary York Minster York. Ihe cily which ecle- i bralcd its IMOli: anniversary j last year, is commemorating mother birlhday in 1072 (he 500th anniversary of York Minslcr, England's largest medieval onlliedral, begun in 1220 and completed in 1-172. Highlight of Ihe birlhday celebrations will bo a produc- tion of Son ct Lumicrc (sound anil lights in Ihe Minster from July 2fl In Oclobcr M. with I.Olin seals available for each performance. Oilier evi'nls in- clude choral, orchestral and brass band concerts, youth and flower festivals, an ex- hihilion 'The Gothic in Ihe Chapler House mid, on October 21. a concert, by Iho Vienna Hoys' Choir. York- is miles north of London. i c i r e I c. Especially interesting arc the colored glass pictures ol the god Krishna with a girl devotee and the trellis-like vaulted ceiling wilh gold Upstaire arc more of Uie pri- vate rooms, including another mirror-embellished one. Then on inlo the older section where the women lived. Here is such a labyrinth of small rooms on va- rious floor levels off a central courtyard thai no one has ac- tually counted them. But 12 major apartments were set aside for the important wives. From the back balcony can be seen the impressive ruins oj an even older place. Just outside the palace is one of the most important Hindu temples in India. It's dedicated lo Kali, goddess of war but war against evil, not war in our sense of the word. She has 10 hands, Ihe better to crush out evil, and on her head is a garland of demon heads. WALLED CITY Amber was the former capi- tal of the princely state of Jai- pur. It is about seven miles from Jaipur but there is an- other interesting palace righl in the city, appropriately called the City Palace. Built in 1727, it has a cover- ed audience hall in the centre of the courtyard where the peo- ple could bring their grievances to the ruler. In the private sec- tion Ls a long hall decorated with portraits of the ruling rajahs. On view also is the sil- ver throne with its silver um- brella-like top. Off the fountain room is a room with gold-leaf design and a circle of real rifles, arranged like rays of the sun in imitation of the ruler's emblem. The palace also con. tains a museum ol textiles, cos- tumes and weapons. Jaipur, more than 300 years old and circled by rugged hills, was enclosed in the 18th cen- tury by thick crenellated walls n-ith eight gates, including both a moon and a sun gate. It was Friday, February II, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Curiousily shops in Praque are many, varied PRAGUE Most visitors tn Prague, awed by its Gothic and Baroque splendor, sock out souvenirs reminiscent of this old Bohemian and Czechoslo- vak capital on the Vltava. Some re, irn home with a bit of the lamed Tiohemian crystal which can be purchased at any Tuzex shop, or at Moser's on Na Prikope not far from VVenceslas Square. But even more lhan crystal, the mosl sought after souvenirs seem to be those which tako one of Uie first planned cilies in India. Today it has a pop- ulation of some It's often called the Pink Cily since many of its early build- ings were made of pink sand- stone. Most interesting of them is Uie Hawa Mahal, Ihe house of winds. Whatever the mean- ing, the five-storey palace docs look as a fierce wind had rifled up the facade, cre- ating a series of narrow over- hanging balconies, and had pierced holes in the lalUed one back lo another Prague's old curiosity Lime, shops are many and varied. The big- j ger ones are rather easily lo- windows. A most strange build-! cated while some small ones ing, sloping up lo a curved and j are slill illuminated by gas- dbmed top. I lights in narrow little lanes. WHAT IS A.M.A. World Travel Service? A complete Iravel Agency. The A.M.A. can make all travel arrange menls anywhere in the world. Escorled tours and holiday packages are also offered throughout ihe year. The friendly, qualified staff of the A.M.A. World Travel Service is prepared to advise and assist on all travel plans, as well as provide assistance in, securing passports, visas, and olher documentation. For all travel needs, airline, steamship, rail, cruises, lours, hotels, and car renlals, elc. "For ihe Best in Travel ALL-WAYS" Call or Visit A.M.A.. World Travel Service 903 3rd Ave. S. LETHBRIDGE ALL INQUIRIES WELCOMEI Office open Monday thru Salurday 9 a.m. fa 5 p.m. Free Parking at Rear of Building old style his style It was steam and cinders all ihe way on those big eight-wheelers. Gave a man a as big as the Rockies and as dry as the Drumheller Badlands. So his style was Lethbridge Old Style Pilsner, for thirst-quenching flavour slow-brewed and naturally aged. And that's the way it still tastes today-honest-to-goodness beer brewed with half a century of know-how. Try it at your next wet-your-whistle-stop. TRADITION YOU CAN TASTE FROM THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE ;