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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta All workers must have gas masks Mainland suburb of Venice place of fears and tensions By PAUL HOFMANN PW York Times Service city's population of 120.000 com- designed as ihe world's mute daily to work in the Pono most complete business-meet- Marghera industries or the ser- ing and training centre, vice and business sector oi It lives up to the reputation Mestre. Li every respect. Each of the Friday, January 12, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Complete meeting, training centre MONTREAL Scandinavian i Scaniic-or.'s ultra nodem Airlines has combined the 7-'6- facilities bcitide four instruction day GIT [are with the world's Uixratoriss. ten meet i E g rrvJst advanced meeting and rooms, a yf palm" tree, a banana tree. t> a gommifr tree, the tree ica. a rusced island oi Drimeval craDsud. and a Car.b Indian dugout canw sail. Trie motto is "Anres Bondie c'est la ter." Patois for the French "Apres Le Bon Dieii. c'est h he earth'. Crspnud. a favorite island dish. is a mountain frog islanders call it chicken" which car, weir.h up lo health precautions had beco. imperative because scores oi workers had reoe-rJy suffered Carib Indian cas Misoning and the area's fascLnatine air pollution had reached a dan. marble a young Nea- Efrcus level. politan who works as a cornier- The Eas-rnask order has a.-- man in a Mestre espresso bar sered organized labor, brought asked a patron today. ii protests from industrial aEc-merii. frightened the rcsi- foresis. is :o those seek tranquiiity and the grandeur of nartrre. Mountains almost a mile high catch ihe moisture-laden trade winds and send rainwater Terre" after God. pishinE towards the sea in vcl- mnes iha: can cause and produce hcacacrye? t.'1: road cre-.vs. Carib Indians use to make dug- out canoes. A slice, which can measure up to three 10 four fee: in diameter, make? a beau- lifull} crained and interestingly shaped table-top. To reach tr.is island of is- lands, fly Air Canada to Ar.'.i- raa ari c'-.anr? there LAiT Leeward Is'.tr.d; AL- Trar.s- pcrt'. Further ce'.aiis mn; had from any travel aft-r.t from the DomL-Jcan eaci c-v o' year. is naT.es are Frenc.t. B'Xrd representative _v-..-- you de-'ire A'iso. it is Hanked north aim da at 9fO 'icr.ge Street, ioron- wate- course a? a by the tv-'o larger French to. rAeliiied mars of the island islands. Guadeloupe and show abou; "a hundred rivers. Unique, a-id this proximity has of which a do-en could be call-' helped to perpetuate the French ed major streams, influence. The country people Much of tbe forest land here Sill speak a patois. The hi-h ra-nfai! i- ihe p-ounds. Although the island was r. has led to the th; Fnjnch ior relatively brief per- h; ica possesse? Mi one ior nurag o: f: oer.ua! population here a1 Mestre and caused new in- easL-ess- in proper, the Ei'.Tg that is orJy three away. it is c'e" nn'.v that the deac- iiie for will hs'.e to te extended because very ii any. workers have yet been given gas masks by ir.eir Powerful forces a-? r-t work here Er.d in Kerne tD said to be the -irst rf KL-.d- char.ged or rescinded. But the arjtier.es rerr.air. Venetian ir.e engbeer of a motcr gen- do'.- tp'd his passengers, whc were shivermg in the humid tne muck in our air gets zi marble and bronie 'In the city across the lago-Dn, irnsgirie what it does to our lungs here. I don't work in a factor.-, and my wife doesn't either. But we breatne the air. and we don't get gas masks. VTe'd better clear ou; of here." Many residents of Porto Varghera and chemical completes, the in- habits oi "New as Port Marghera and Mestre are sometimes called. in a drab, wErren cf apartment houses, rnotol1: sur- ermarkets and serdce Venice" long ago out- grew old Ver-ice in the lagoon. Several 'ihotisands of the isiann we'll have a strike, and The unified federation of cberrJcsl workers, comprising cornmunist and non-communist groups, said in a statement: "The labor force is to be trans-- fomed into a military detach- ment i.- a war against toxic gases: Why doesn't the govern- ment instead force manage- ment to r-.ake the investments that are to control poisonous spokesmen are also obiecttrg. Some of the large and medium-sized com- panies that operate in Porto Yarghera's ir.custria! park con- tend that they have already in- stalled equipment to curb poi- eifuerts into the air and They ask why they shotiid fcuT expensive gas for their workers to pro- tect them frotr. gas seeping in from other plants that lack Europe, Britain and Ireland liiluuiutm b uchurti trom SEE YOUR TRAVEL AGENT NOW IS THE TIME TO BOOK YOUR EUROPEAN FLIGHTS AND TOURS FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER TRAVEL MONTH; We are your travel nacres fcr ell ;he tLTcp tour companies including SOUTHDOWN GtOSit FRAMES NATIONAL TOURS For information, reservations and CC R LAWS ON TRAVEL MARQUIS HOTEL BLOC. Phone 328-3000 or 327-4394 Is still in its original state, and there are claims, quite be- lievable when you go about es- pl-oring the island, that sections of it have yet to feel the foot of man. This is an island, that sections of ii have yet to feel the foot of man. This is an is- land for the naturalist, the bo- tanist, the birdlover for any- one. In fact, who wants to get back to the simple life. Ferns grow to heights of ?0 or 30 feet and more. aM jungle growth is so heavy in places that you re- quire a macbete io hack your way through it. Vet there sre r.o poisonous snakes or insects or plants, and jungle exploring car. be a delicht. with, a g-.iide. though River swimmL-.E is otic o: the of Dominica, and for me. a: least, it great fun trying to swim agaiist the cur- ren and laily f.eaung river again. Generally speak- ing, river swimming is not to be re-commended in the Carib- bean because cf the dariger of bilharziasis. a disease trans- As wild and primitive as Dominica may be physically and topographically, its people are gentle and courteous among the friendliest Tve en- countered in the Caribbean. They are also among the most musical. Among the pleasant memories I retain of Lbe Carib- bean are tbe crooning voice of a small boy weeding a flower bed below my Dominican hotel window arid of a girl singing while sweeping the library side- walk neirt door. And perhaps loveliest of all. the chorusing of convent girls while weaving rugs and mats of khus khus grass. Dominica Handicrafts, where the girls workj is both an ii- dustry and a tourist attraction. Years ago one of the sisters be- gan teaching the skill cf weav- ing to island girls and today Dominican grass rugs up to full living-room size are famous throuehout ihe Caribbean. The Ottawa ski zone more attractive By TONY OTTAWA Tse mountains within a M mile radius of Can- ada's capital get an annual average of ISO inches of snow. It stans falling b late Novem- ber aad lasts to early April. Many Ottawa mctorisis rreai the annual winter's blanket remarkable reserve but it turns tbe ski-crarv resi- dents right on. There are nearly a dozen lift serviced ski rang- ing from a rnodosl V20 vertical feet right in the city to multi- iiit major developments well in excess of 1.000 fee; vertical all within an hour and 15 rnin- place mats. Shops on the islar.d PLANNING to TRAVEL? Let A.M.A. World Travel Look After All The Details At No Service Charge To You! We Bock All Airline Flights In North America and Overseas! STEAMSHIP (Atlantic and Pacific) 4} Tours Cruises Car Rental European Rail "A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEl i) appointed Agent for all MAJOR AIRLINES and STEAMSHIPS. 'Fcr the Bal In Travel ALL-WAYS" Call or Visit A.M.A. World Travel Service 60S 5lh Ave.S. Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 All enquiries welcome Office open Monday thru Saturday 9 a m 3 pilfl f.ir.w.is llolr.ior.kollen ski jumrir.g on IS. ationdod by croicds of l.V.iW spiV.ators. iiu'linling the i Norvvep.-iti Royal Family. his style old style ORIENTAL CULTURAL SOCIETY Hawaii and Mexico Tour Meeting PARK PLAIA, SUNDAY JAN. 14th, 1 P.M. A Ffw Spacci Open a-vi rrfrri-nc'-'s nNclsb'p, Filrrs en Hawaii and 1O bo For further information contact: MRS. J. JOHNSON 327-0251, Iclhbiidat TUCKER HIRONAKA 752-3589. Raymond H. WATSON 735-4S87, Pldurs EVERYBODY WELCOME It was steam and cinders all the way on those big eight-wheelers, Gave a man a ihirst 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 ;