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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, February 22, 1974 THE LE7HBRIDGE HERALD 11 Bargain campus vacations described in new guide Few people know about the vacation and travel opportunities available at college and university campuses and in their surrounding areas. Mort's Guide to Low-Cost Vacations Lodgings on College Campuses describes the facilities of 145 colleges in the United States and Canada which, in the past, have been enjoyed mostly by students, but are now open to travelers. Representative of America's finest architecture, natural beauty, culture, arts and athletics, university campuses offer economic vacation opportunities both to American and foreign travelers. College facilities are available at modest cost a fraction of commercial food and lodging prices during No more driving ban and no gas shortage Contrary to former plans for alternate weekend driving, the government of the Federal Republic of Germany has decided that there will be no driving ban as of now and in the near future. The actual situation of fuel supply is satisfactory and tourists to the Federal Republic of Germany need not fear being stranded due to lack of gasoline. There is a sufficient supply of gasoline at all German stations. However, to avoid hoarding and fire hazards, gasoline will not be sold by the container. Australia's Expo exhibit includes zoo, garden SPOKANE "The Natural Order" will be depicted in a three-part exhibit by Australia, with a single sculpture of man, woman and child the pavilion's unifying element. The exhibit, said Australian architect James C. Maccormick, will "demonstrate the balance of nature and the interdependency of life, man's impact on nature, and the Cycle of a Nation.' The exhibitry will include a zoology section, with stuffed representatives of Australian wildlife (from a kangaroo to a living garden area, and a special chamber for a descent to the Great Barrier Reef (the Fairgoer will make the descent, via a special 360- degree color Another area will contrast OLDEST INDUSTRY Agriculture is known as the oldest industry in the world. "industrial slums, city decay, telegraph posts, mutilated trees all the things we don't like with the things they do like of modern civilization: The way children grow up at school, go to universities, and the "marvelous civic experiment of the city of Canberra." The pavilion will have a square-foot mezzanine, for a total exhibit area. popular vacation and holiday periods, and in many instances, the year round. By staying at a nearby college, here are some typical trips you can plan: Explore New York City One week. For two. Includes lodgings and breakfast. 7 Days in San For two. Complete with room and board Florida Disney World One week's lodgings. Four people. Family week in Washing- ton, D.C. Four people lodgings only. Ski week in Colorado For two. Includes lodgings, breakfast and dinner. Sightseeing in Montreal, Canada One week. Four people. Includes lodgings and breakfast. plus 139 other exciting, inexpensive trips. Popular recreational activities swimming, tennis, golf, hiking, fishing and boating are available at most campuses. Often under uncrowded conditions. The rates are incredibly low usually only to a night for lodgings. Meals at the University coffee shop or cafeteria are quite reasonably priced. is average for breakfast for lunch for dinner. Do you seek the unusual? White water canoeing, trekking, scuba diving, soaring? Perhaps your interest is mountain climbing, curling or spelunking? You'll find them in the Guide, often with rental equipment available. Pursue your hobby or avocation. Rock collecting, birdwatching, photography, native arts and crafts. These and other activities are listed. For sightseeing, campus vacations offer the unparalleled variety of all of America and Canada: city to wilderness, rodeo to Expo, historic restorations, flyways and waterways, mountains and canyons, amusement parks and national parks, caves and mines, painted desert to primal forest. If you seek cultural attractions, you can "go by the playhouses and festivals, ballet and bands, horticulture and history, lectures and classes, observatories and conservatories. With the new Guide, it's easy and economical to plan trips and vacations at beautiful colleges and universities in 41 states and 5 Canadian provinces. There's no tipping or parking fees and an abundance of baby sitters. No other publication presents the information contained in Mort's New and Original Guide to Low-Cost Vacations Lodgings on College Campuses. Write: Mort's Guide, CMG Publications, Inc., Box 630, Princeton, N.J. 06540. Herald Travel U.K. camping for young boys The "rfo does it again! Promoting the beauty of Alberta is a favorite sport with R. W. Dowling, (centre) Alberta Minister of Consumer Affairs, responsible for Tourism. That's also the job of Don Hayes, Executive Director of Travel Alberta proudly holding the award for "Ski Alberta" a special 30-minute film produced for the Alberta Government and winner of the "Best Sports Film of 1973" at the Canadian Film Awards. C. N. "Chuck" Ross, Executive Producer of the film, holds one of 300 prints being distributed world-wide in four different languages. Conservationists vs. developers Lake Tahoe endangered By BRENDAN RILEY STATELINE, Nev. (AP) Edged by winter snow, Lake Tahoe is a royal blue crystal coveted by conservationists for its clarity and quiet and by developers for its com- mercial value in casinos and cabins. The serene, icy beauty of the lake belies the intense le- gal wrangling that continues year-round for control of what Mark Twain once called "the rarest picture the whole earth can afford." Massive anti-pollution ef- forts already are under way to preserve the lake, which is nestled feet high in the Sierra Nevada. An 982 million sewage export system is 90 per cent complete and appar- ently has solved the problem of sewage seepage into wa- ters. But tourists continue to throng the resort area straddling the California-Ne- vada border. Scientists say that means there is still a threat of .increased algae growth that already has cast a green tint to once-blue shoreline waters. Attention now is focused on siltation and drainage from construction activity, oily streets and parking lots, nu- trient-rich golf courses and lawns and areas stripped of natural growth. Much of the effort to main- tain the Tahoe Basin's fragile environment is in the hands of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, a bi-state agency that was created in 1970 despite bitter opposition from local interests. The Lake Tahoe agency is using restrictive zoning to control construction. It also is writing defences to more than 1250 million in claims and lawsuits from people who ar- gue that their Tahoe property was unfairly devalued in the zoning process. Developers continue pres- sure to build everything from summer cottages and con- dominiums to 10-storey ca- sinos, reflecting the growing popularity of Tahoe as a rec- reation area. The basin's pop- ulation of about can swell to on summer weekends. The three Nevada and two California counties that ring the lake still hold mixed views about the agency. Pete Hollick, deputy director of the agency, says the counties fear that rulings against the agency in one of the many condemnation lawsuits might leave local governments foot- ing the bill for damages. The leading local govern- ment opponent of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is Douglas County, Nev., where commissioners have said they will allow grading to start next spring on two multi-mil- lion dollar casinos. The TRPA's efforts to de- termine land use capabilities in the Tahoe Basin also have drawn fire from the con- servationist Sierra Club. The group has gone to court claiming that the TRPA has failed to slow development. It backs its claim with data on TRPA approval of a major shopping centre and casino construction or improve- ments. The TRPA hopes the prob- lems of urbanization can be solved through its regional plan which calls for a popu- lation ceiling of about and generally allows a max- imum of 30 per cent land dis- turbance at building sites. Another way of controlling excessive urbanization is through purchase of private land by the federal govern- ment and states. The federal government al- ready owns more than half the basin land. California and Nevada control roughly 10 per cent and the rest remains in private hands. TRPA spokes- man Hollick says the pro- posed goals call for public ownei ship of 85 per cent of the basin. Parents who can't figure out what to do with the lad in the family who's not young enough to be a child nor old enough to be an adult, may be interested in the Young Adventure Holiday organized by British Airways and the British Student Travel Centre. The holidays are designed for 12 to 15-year-olds and combines a month of such activities as sailing, canoeing and riding in England, Wales, Holland and France. Each activity is supervised and each group has its own leader for the month. Groups will leave New York for Britain and the trip to south Wales. The first 11 days include dinghy sailing on Lake Llangorse, riding ponies through the Black Mountains and canoeing in England. Then the boys take the boat to Amsterdam for six days of cruising the canal. There are stops along the way. On the 19th day the boys leave Holland and travel to Ardeche in France for more canoeing and riding; the last Cold cash rides on dog teams Canada's first far-northern sweepstakes are hitched to a national championship dogsled race over frozen Great Slave Lake. The March 28 draw offers lucky ticket holders "in cold split according to finish times of teams and drivers in the 150 mile Canadian championship dog derby. It will be run out of Yellowknife March 29-31. Top money is second third and there are 25 consolation awards of Derby dates coincide with Yellowknife's annual winter celebration, Caribou Carnival. few days are spent in the south of France taking part in water sports. Cost for the month-long venture five departure dates) is land cost, including accommodations and meals, sightseeing, tours and transportation between centres. Airfare is extra. March 17 in Irish cities DUBLIN St. Patrick's Day parades will be among the highlights of St. Patrick's Week (March 10 to 18) in a number of southern Irish cities and towns this year and will headline activities on March 17 itself, Ireland's national feast day. The country's major parade, of course, will be staged in Dublin, but parades will also be held in Waterford, Wexford, Galway, Sligo, Cork, Limerick and Cashel. Killarney in Co. Kerry will stage one a week ahead of the others on March 10. In Dublin, the Arts Festival will run from March 8 to 17, almost concurrently with St Patrick's Week, and other highlights of the week in the capital will include the Irish Kennel Club annual show, hurling and football finals, car racing, horse racing, and varied special dinner dances, cabarets, and other entertainment and social events. Many other communities also plan a variety of special events during the week, among the more enticing of which are the Beagle Hunt on foot in Wexford, greyhound racing in Galway, theater performances in Kilkenny, Irish dancing and opera in Cork, Irish song and dance in Killarney, an international band competition in Limerick, an historical pageant in Cashel, and folk theatre in Tralee. Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo Supplies A. E. 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The ship calls in Detroit on Wednesday, Mackinac Island the next day and Holland. Mich, on Friday. Rates for the seven-day cruise will start from S399 per person, two in a room, on the lower deck and range up to Further information is available from Midwest Cruises, 6101 North Keystone, Indianapolis 46220, or from a travel agent. Orion, which makes its final lakes cruise on Oct. 12, has been cruising in the Mediterranean out of Piraeus. PASSENGERS EXPECTED Bermuda expects to greet more than steamship passengers on cruises in 1974. Lawson's have just the holiday spot! Via PWA Whichever -way you look at it. you can't do better than no with us. For further information and reMnrattora AJUL WORLD TRAKL SERVICE 608 5th Ave. South Phone 328-7921 V99 JWffpTlfH 4H fsWW OT DtHHNflQ COUPON CLIP THIS COUPON TRAVELLING? Welcome to GREAT FALLS, MONTANA AMPLE tASOLINE EVEN ON SUNDAYS THIS AD WORTH I, FOR 2 OR MORE PERSONS an of Grwrt Fans MoUrt Association LOOK FOR MEMBER CARDS CLIP A SAVE P. 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