Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Acapulco site Action aplenty in Bahamas Mtfey, M-wwy 11, 1M UHMMi jet-set tennis ACAPULCO, Mexico Pan chi Gonzalez, the world's beg known tennis pro has been lected to head the board of d rectors of Acapulco's plush new El Matador Racquet CIu Ke will conduct clinics, pla exhibition matches and partic pate in cclebrity-p r o-membe tournaments in this beautif resort which is fast becomin the jet set tennis capital of th world. Serving with Pancho or. th board of directors of Mata dor Racquet Club will be Roi ert Gulp, who has probab: done more to stimulate into: est in tennis than any othe screen star. Millions of Amen cans will remember lim as tennis pro-turned-secret agen No one can say how many net tennis buffs were created b his image, with tennis racque in hand, flashing across the screen at the beginning of eac "I Spy" TV episode. A larg part of that series was filme in Mexico and Mr. Gulp, who is a good tennis player in rea life, became interested Mexico and especially in Aca pulco, which he says offers th best year-round tennis climate Mr. is planning to partici pate in several celebrity tennis tournaments at Matador. Pancho Gonzalez, who is c Mexican descent, has wanted to become associate! with a deluxe tennis facility in Mexico, the homeland of his forefathers, but his b u s j schedule has prevented this un til now. "I'm still as busy a, ever, but the thought of spend ing part of my time in beauti ful Acapulco is something cannot resist." Also sorving'on the board of directors will Pancho will be Joaquin Loyo Beaton's fashions on display Visitors to London have an added incentive to call at tlie Victoria and Albert Museum. A unique exhibition, "Fashion: an anthology by Cecil Beaton" has opened in the museum's main entrance hall. Sot only is it the most im- portant collection of 20th cen- tury fashions to be staged in London but it makes a new departure in national museum presentation. Cecil Beaton, photographer, designer and artist, has collected a startling group of clothes which includes some of the finest original by leading interne- "tional designers such as Dior, Balenciaga, Courreges, Given- chy, HartneU and Yves St. Laurent, all displayed by Mi- chael Haynes in lively "shop window" settings within a shin- ing white perspex pavilion. Not in Biarritz MONTREAL Max Cham- son, director of the French Government Tourist Office, has announced with regret that the ASTA-CANADA Conference of 1972 in Biarritz, France, will not take place. No official ex- planation for the change o f mind was given. Mayo, Mexico's number one player, and lop seeded interna- 11 o n a 11 y known independent professional. The El Matador Racquet Club will be Acapulco's finest multiple court facility. Not only will there be eight pro- fessional clay courts, but also several squash courts, saunas, steam baths, clubhouse, pro shop and locker rooms. Deluxe hotel facilities include 200 rooms, all with kitchenette- bars, 23 suites witt) private swimming pools in the master bedrooms, large swimming pool with swim-up cocktai! bar, 24 hour restaurant and luxury supper dub. All rooms have purified water, twin speaker stereo mueic and individually controlled refrigerated air con- ditioning. jfoe deep sea fisherman r H A vi] I NASSAU, Bahamas If you're looking for variety in deep sea fishing, you'll find it in the Bahamas. There are more than 25 dif- ferent kinds of fish awaiting the visiting fisherman's lure in the square miles of fish- ing waters surrounding the is- lands. No matter if you're the kind of fisherman who goes out strictly for the catch, or just for the sport of it, you'll find the kind of action and the prize catches' somewhere off these islands. You don't have to buy a fishing license for trolling or angling in the .Bahamas. All yot1 need is a boat and fishing gear to take advantage of these 365 days a year of good weather and exciting fishing. If your tackle box includes I fly, plug and spinning gear, then you are well-equipped list for small amberjack, bar racuda, bonefish, small do ptiin, mackerel, and sever kinds of snapper. If you can bring your own gear, you ca rent tackle and lures. You ca also bring yuur own 12, 20 or pound tackle or rent it here a very reasonable cost. If trolling is more to yo lilting, there are seasons f amberjack, barracuda, bonit dolphin, jack, Jdngfish, mac erel, marlin sailfish, tuna an wahoo. The barracuda can be take in any season. Miles of sliallo sandbars flanked by dee channels provide ideal huntin grounds for the angler wh wants to catch 'cudas from skiff. Perhaps the best spot FAMILIAR SIGHT The donkey laxi fs a familiar sight in the Spanish village of Mijas near fhe dry of Torremolfnos. Why not try Spain? Quiet, peaceful and warm By MARIAN VIRTUE jNOWD RIFTS, blizzards gales, blocked highway: nd icy streets! Why not heac or Spain? I am sitting on tire terrace of snow-white villa called "Ca- i Blanca" The tiny Spanish illage is Mijas in the Prov- ce da Malaga, just seven liles up a hilly, winding road rom Torremolinos. As I scan K horizon, I can see, dimly, e blue ocean beyond the roll- g hills. It is early morning ut already the sun stands in brilliantly blue sky. No ireeze disturbs the soft leaves the olive trees. A church bell lls1 out the hour. (Later I und the church situated on a ovely hill-top right beside the ullring. Church in the mor- ig, a bull fight in the after- Several burros, munching on e hill to my right, are slowly working their way downward be ready when the herds- en come to saddle them for day's work. On the road low, men, with picks and laskels flung over their backs, PLANNING to TRAVEL? 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The reason lage, they will know climate, living costs am j where "the Canadian" is to domestic help as wel no income tax and an excel Leather and antelope health plan. I abundant and cheap in are other reasons, too so in the living room of where else, except in villa the dark Spanish do you find people so 3 carved furniture is to gay fiestas, ferias s in real white leather. In dancing, bull fights dining room, we enjoy religious processions comfort in chairs with singing and all guitar or- seats and backs made of And where else can same soft leather while find so many plazas, side- '_ ing in Spanish omelettes cafes and squares where other local including the tourist The gardener is paid in the sun, has a snack or i pesetas a day and he cares invited to join the locals for several gardens on this and regards them the Spaniard has as one, bringing plants great poverty, he has a one to the other as the disdain for money and arises. Later he will amid a never carries a stone wall, actually a teg. There is no service puzzle of rocks without any in Spain but one must tip employee who fills your gas Yesterday, when I walked cleans windshield or the village I was struck by a parcel, but you'd of- general atmosphere if you offered a tip to the smiled a kindly welcome as for the same work. approached the square where hours are bewilder- SPW this sign, "English tea served Waiters with white shirts, black slacks, at first. Shops close from :30 to open again until dinner at and you'll cummerbunds, topped by black sombreros moved quietly lucky if you get through by 1 p.m.! the tables in the square. Donkeys, gay with bright bridles and blanketi, waited patiently while their owners enjoyed- a snack or a glass of wine in the SUD with their pals. On the pavement beyond, I see are served as a separate course. But these are lappy people and these cus-oms and daily mingling with ocals add a vast amount of color and interest to one's ravels. bright flame. A woman Spanish dress is piling into a heater. She is those delicious churros (like our doughnuts) so cottages with coffee. As 1 stroll along the naiTow streets, how a week usual to find the outside each shop decorated with heated thatched cot- pottery, ponchos, s o m may be rented in Ire- etc., enticing one to enter counties (if Clare, Lim- see the natives at their and Tipperary for Archways to restaurants week, off season rates un- attractively decorated March 31. The cottages, hand made pottery h i c h accommodate five or The Guardia Civil and persons, are fully equip- ly all Spanish people arc WEEKEND VISITS THE FIQ EXILES-Whol ore Ihc FLO doing now? Gerard Vallieres reports this Solurdoy in end Magazine, following a visit to Cuba. There ho met the kidnapper! of James Cross, learned how they live what they think of past even s and what they plan the future. Bo sure to read his IN YOUR IETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND the eastern point of North mini and Walker's Cay. Bonefish are also plentiful in the Bahamas all year round. A skiff, spinning tackle and live shrimp or artificial lures should be included in your equipment for good bonefish- ing. It's aiso a good idea to hire a guide to do the poling from the skiff. Three world record bonefish weighing 15 pounds each were caught in the Ba- hamas two at Bimini and one at Middle Bight, Andros. The amberjack is a heavy muscled and determined scrap- per, found around reefs and old wrecks between November and May. Guides recommend that anglers use live bait and heavy tackle when fishing for amber- jack. The blue, green and bronze dolphin, most colorful c[ the gemefish, is caught winter and spring in deep waters. An ac- tive, voracious fish with an in- satiable appetite, it has excel- lent eyesight enabling it to spot its prey at. great distances. The best months to fish for the wahoo are January and February, but they can be caught in all deep water areas from November to April. During the summer months, many fishermen visiting the is- lands go out for big gamcfish such as the various species of tuna. The best months for the Yellowfin Tuna are June, July and August in all deep water areas. From May to Septem- ber the Oceanic Bonito .an be caught in the waters off Nassau. Giant Blucfin Tuna are often reeled in off Cat Bay, Bimini, West End and Grand Bahama. Lean, mean and him- these fish frequent the Western Banks of the Baha- mas during May and June. Whether you prefer, light angling or deep sea trolling, few fishing grounds in the world can match the Bahamas lor variety in gamefish. 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