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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, January 26, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HEXMD 29 Many new hotels rise in Canada TORONTO The huge Four Seasons Sheraton in downtavn i Toronto has had its official op- ening. Near the airport, the Bristol Place Hotel is befog fin- ished, and this hansome 223- rcom convention hotel will be opened early in 1973. Western International Hotels has start- ed a 600-room hoiel on Univer- sity Avenue. In London, Ontario, National Traveler Hotels, a new chain, opened its first hotel recently. In Quebec City the Quebec Hilton with 577 rooms will open in the summer of 1973. With its convention center and meeting rooms, it will be an important part of Place Quebec, the big new business and commercial center. Construction has started j 03 a Quality Inn in Quebec. In the Montreal area, Holiday Inr-Ixmgeuil WES opened this fall The fJ-slorey building has 214 bedrooms. Work is also pro- ceeding on a 22-floor Holiday Inn at Place Dupuis in town Montreal i In Halifax, CP Hotel's Cha- teau Halifax is scheduled for [opening next spring (2'il i rooms I, and a !12-room addi- tion to the Lord Nelson Hotel has started. i In the west. CP Hotels has opened the 100-room Bed Oak j Inn at Brandon, Holiday Inn j opened a new note! In Leth- j bridge, Quality Inns Inter- national will build a hotel in Edmonton, Delta Hotels plans a 144-room hotel near the Cal- gary airport. A 100-room hotel I Bill open near the Vancouver i airport nest spring. Mormon Church first religions j Expo '74 AGAIN ON INCREASE Mountain zebra, once almas) extinct, are again on the Increase In South Africa. Once only six in world, mountain zebra increase SPOKANE Espo '74 rec- orded r-s first religious exhibi- tor with the Mormon Church's end-of-ihe-year announcement of plans to participate. Recognizing the Exposition's prominence in America's Bi. centennial Era. spokesmen of the three million member Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- ter-Day Saints said their par- ticipation might recall the ear- ly history of the Western A new tour folder describing j Hemisphere. u t i I i z ine recent Czechoslovak to'jrs in 1973 is archeoiog i c a 1 discoveries in NEW FOLDER FROM CEDOK AVAILABLE available from the North Araer- icaa office of Cedok, the Czech- oslovak Travel Bureau. OutiiiEs range from half-day sightseeing trips to multi-day motorcoach tours and all have guaranteed departures with some beginning this January. For a copy write Cedok. 10 East 40th Street, New York City 10016 and ask for "Touring Czechoslovakia 3973." The bureau also has a re- Mexico and Central America. "FJORD BLOSSOM TIME" In this season is tops in Europe. Ths besl period is from May 20 to June 10, when rnillic-ns of fruit trees are in full blossom in ths Fjord Country. To visit Europe without seeing Norway's wo'Jd be like going to Niagara without sfreing the Falls! Above is the view from the famous Hcrdanger fjord. Photo Norwegian Nat. T wrist Office Fjords and midnight sun Norwegian attractions MONTREAL ideal, first starting in Bergen or into the Fjord Country and ia- way of seeing Scandinavia is to j Stavanger both of which tjmviEh tie rest" of Scao- Norway's Fjord Country I ofier a great variation of routes j. Fascinating places to visit Britain's little islands Mention the British Isles, and ftiC'St people CAPE TOWN The moun- j the dry regions of northern tain zebra (equus zebra or Cape Kenya.'Ethiopia and an animal that almost the original "quagga" (so- became extinci. is now on the increase and is the star attrac- tion of one of the So'-ith African called by the Bushmen because of the sound it made) is ex- tinct. It was dun-colored presmises have been converted brochure on Czechoslovakia fill-1 _ ;-i. irito a youth lodge with accom- ed with background information modation for up to IK. and color illustrations. Parks Board's nine game re-j only a few stripes on the fcre- eenes. quarters, and was found by the The number of these animals Cape colonists in great nuro- had dwindled to sis whec the bers on the plains of the Karoo Parks Board stepped in to save and die Orange Free State. the species from extinction, j The last of its type lequus Now abcrjt 130 roam freely in quagga) died in the Berlin Zoo the sanctuary of Mount Zebra in 1SS3. National Park in Cape Prov- i The striped zebra (equus face. burchelli) is found throughout The 25 square mile park, South Africa. South Al- which was established 35 years rica. Mozambique, Rhodesia.: conducted by Zubin Mehta, and tival of Entertainment major island, ana o; Northern Ireland across the Irish Sea. But scattered arourjd the shores are a vast number of smaller islands, some with flourishing and sophisticated holiday resorts, others remote and uninhabited. These little island? are fas- cinating places, full of interest for the visitor. While basically British, they each have their own atmosphere and history. SPOKANE Performances the Roger Wagner Cnorale differing in many respects from by the world-famed Los An- i head the list of entertainment what we may term the "msin- geles philharmonic orchestra, j being offered the Expo '74 Fes- land." southerly are the Chaa- Entertainment galore at Expo '74 popularkn. In these wild and beautiful islands you will find evidence oi the Vikings. Shet- land was a Norse earicom until tho 15th century and at Lsrsick on the last Tuesday in January Victor Eugo from io 1370. are Inhabited. In the far north While to add to the diversify o: are the Sheilands and Orkney's, these islands. Aldemey. al- more than iTC1 isizncs. o: which though nearest the French less than 50 hrre a is as British as can French has not bean spokea by its people for many years. Another island which has Its own parliament and laws is the of Man. roushlv equidis- tart from England.' Scotland nc0d "l? Aa: and Northern "Ireland. The spectacular Norse ere ?qanx people proudly cherish their independence, declaring that while ihey are of the Bri- tish Isles they are not of the Vnited Kingdom. Each July their parliament, the Court of Tynwald. holds a special meet- i2E a; which the main speeches making the end of the winter solstice. Li both groups of is- iir.ds. the archaeologist.or his- torian will find fascinating re- mincers o; the Viking days. Bergen Is the famous "City Amid Seven with a great wealth of cultural and historical attractions from the medieval Haakon's Hall to Edvard Grieg's house, which la now s museum. Stavanger Is the new '-Oil City." where huge reserves of nartira! gss and oil dlsr-overe-d under the sea- bed off S'.avanrer. The new trend among Cana- dian visitors 10 Scandinavia is to take in the fascinating sights of North Norway the Land of the Midnight Sun. It will bs eve- easier to do this in 1973, OT.i-.g to increased hotel ac- commodation, particularly in the key cities of Bodo and Tromso. bo.'., of which are sit- uated beyond the Arctic Circle. Scandinavian Airlines operate 'Midnight Sun Excursions' from Oslo and Berzen to Bodo and ago and is located some loO j Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya, miles north of Port Elizabeth, is j Characteristic are the "shad- marked by mountain ranges ow" or light brown stripes oc- and ravines. Around it the curring between the black eparse flats of the Great Karoo: st-ipes on the rump. Tne s'.om- stretch out to smaller moun-' tains on the borizoa. Once through Lhe ach is striped but the stripes on its lep do not usually extend ns far as the hoofs. This zebra wooden entj? gate, the visitor becomes has a black muzzle, immediately aware of more The two branches of Lhe hnruriant plant life. In the sum-; mountain zebra species are Lhe mer months, the gorges and Cape mountain zebra and Hart- hollows in the valleys about man's mountain zebra, the lat- 3.0M feet above sea level are ter in South. West Africa and filled with grass, sometimes to southern Angola. The mountain shoulder level The greenery of; zebra (standing about four feet bushes and trees such as the highP is much smaller than the karee. white stinkweod. acacia striped zebra. On its rump, the and wild olive soon dispel black and white stripes form a memories of the Karoo. Higher grill pattern but there are no on the vast plateaus the abun-.' shadow stripes, and no stripes dance of plant life makes way on the stomach. It has a dew- for grasslands. There in win- lap. legs striped to the hoofs, ter snow blanker all signs of arid a muzzle the color of chest- growih on the rugged ridges.! In addition to the herd in Possiblv Lhe rarest animal, the Mountain Zebra National Park New guide to winter vacations the'E. Michael D. Kobluk. manager nel Islands, geographically of special presentations for the j nerjer France than Britain, and 1974 World's Fair, said he has i with their own parliaments and received a letter from Los An-; laws. Once part of the Duchy geles Mayor Sam Yorry, offer-''. of Normandy, they became Bri- ing the services of the two tish after William the Conquer- prcstigious Southern California or became of England, groups. Even today, mere than" nine Tne letter, Kobluk said. Is but centuries later, they are often TORONTO A new guide to one of many received Ln re- referred to ia France as winter sun-fun vacations has sponse to letters sen', out re- "Isles of Nonnarxiy." just been released by the Vni- cently by the entertainment' ted States T r a v el Service staff'of Expo '74. That response (L'STSi. has so far been excellent, he added, with about 30 Western cities in the L'.S. and Canada expressing interest in being represented. "The cities are being asked to participate in Expo '74 by sending their finest entertain- ment groups to display their The 32-page, full-color book- let provides an ou'llne of holi- day possibilities in the south- em sun of tlie continental I'ni- ted Sattes, Hawaii. Puerto Rico those who take their winter sun style, there is a tion on prominent ski resorts in talents before an international 13 states from Oregon to North audience in a Festival of En- Carolina. tert-ainment." Kobluk said. Information is also included On a day set aside in honor FLAVOR They still retain a strong j French flavor: rnahy of the! place name? are French, arri on the largest island o: Jersey (12 miles long and 6 wide1 street names are often display- j c-d in both languages. On tiny i Sark a mere miles long Of islands 13-5 of them and i'-t miles wide. ana. per-.----------------------------------------. haps the mos: picturesque of the j group an old Norman patois is still spoken by the people are given in English aad the only time the visitor is like'.y to hear the language.. Different again are the Isies of Sciily. "reached by steamer or helicopter from Penzance. 39 rai'es awsy on the Cornish coast. On these islands, winter comes late and leaves early, chief occupations are flowers, fishing, and giving visitors a leisurely holi- day. One should remember that fchen an islander refers to "the inai-iland'' he is referring to Cornwall the rest of Briton is '.o him a remote place, IN SCOTLAND A glance ac e map shows ,2t Scotland has a tremendous Tne O-jte: Hebrides, off Scot- land's west coast, is a 130-mile chain which include; Lewis, with its wild mrors and majes- tic cliffs.1 and Harris, renowned fo" its tweec. Tne romance Isle o; Skye. of the rerjming before breakfast. You lose a night's sieer. but you gain the thrill if a liieune! Illustrated folders of togeiher wiLh a tourist map are available from Scandinarian Airlines sales offices and (roa ail travel agencies. to do mm its sze. It is of rocks sti On Tourist favorite a paradise for the fish- erman and provides formidable challenges for the rock climber. pjr-Jjer sKKi. 15 miles 2-3-oss the Firth of Clyde, from i the Ayrshire coast, is another well wonh_visiung. This With the recent completion (rf is Arran. which has beea ac- a yV-iing circuit ac Leak, cura'.ely described as ''Scotland the resort in the Simmen in niiaiarare.1' and can easily Valley, waiting time has beea i be reached by regular steamer eliminated or is rarely mori services from the mainland. than a rnaner of minutes. Cape mouniain zebra, in these conditions. Like all other equines, the zebra is mainly a grazer and is well to survival on tie plains. There are three exis- tent zebra or quajga speces. Burchell's zebra uhe common- est of the family, thousands of which roam th: Kruger Na- tioral the mouniain zcb- ra. the Grevy's zebra (foucd in 'room. Former sheep Clearing on major sporting events, popu- of ie participating city, or in lar attractions, recreational honor of a nation, state or prov. tiirives there are about 40 ouiside L'le park. These are found in the entertainment ince. the entertainment Kammanassie. Kouga. Gamka.j throuffhout the Exposition's pla- and Ouiemqua mountains. Tke k ras and walkways will be di- The Mountain Zebra National Park offers pleasant accommo- dation to visitors. The restored farmhouses, Berghof. and provide 56 beds and meals are served in tie huge Eersbof French and English and may be ordered only through Cana- dian travel asrents. zas rected toward a display of that community's culture and tradi- tions. among themselves. Sark. is. in fsct, something of an anachronism, an almost feudal domain which among its attractions romantic scraerj' and the cor-iplete ab- sence of the motor car. Guernsey also hss s French flavor, and was. the home of. During Lhe past ten years ttx arr.iial of visitors to West Berlin has doubled. In Berlb hotels arxi pensions reristere-d a million overnights: Jar.uary to Jiiy. the of iTiCrease omoiirited tc fo'jr per cent. rate in 'most civilized Britain has 110 cause for smugness NOW IS THE TIME TO ARRANGE AN ALASKA CRUISE Cruises leave Vancouver April 26 to October 3 For detail] and Information contad P. LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. Phong 328-3000 or 327-4094 dr.y. a nipe every third day. Elsewhere there is a steady i tattoo of race in By inTiH A. MVI.LIGAX about ihe dir.iinishir.g quality o.' LONDON Tourists British life, the "threat from wandering about London after within." the need for law and dark are pror.e to cor._cr.v.ulaie orrier. the effects of movie their British ho.-ts on living in.. and violence on the public mart city in the conscier.ce. world.'7 i On an average day in London, In New York, they invariably j mfrropolitan police figures add. ''Yo-j wouldn't dare go show, there are apt to be into the park alone at right." burglaries. 65 solen cars. SI Bui the British people, in rases of fraud, counterfeiting or creasingly in a rising forgery. assaults, national debate over law and Thfre is a murder every fifth order, aren't so sure anymore about the civilized state of their everyday world. Tne latest Scotland Yard figures are j Liverpool, violence in labor hardly a consolation- crime in Policemen are kicked London rose 7.6 per cent in the and "duffed up" ai protrtst ral- last six months, n few decimal lies. A schoolboy attacks n mas- points ahead of Lhe incroase for tor with a clk-iir. Soccer clubs the United Statss. though of' announce that they are in- course the volume of I'.S. crime stalling steel shackles a! thcir U far greater. stadiums to restrain D.iily rejxirls of nolcnt h.ip- j fans. penings in Lhe British Isles, par-1 All the recent ills of the new Uculnrlj- at soccer matches and world seem to have been Lvla-1 strike picket lines, to say on tlic old. nothing of the continuing do- Robert Mark, tlx' new chief of bacle of Northern Ireland, give Scolhnd Yard, enlarges the di1- local clkiiu-uiisls no c.iuso for pnrimonl's ttiaiplaim Ntnvn in smupness. .1 drive n.a.iinsl any Scarcely n week goes by in Hie Veteran I ovit a comment or speech j detectives resign and drift inlo I by some member oi rarliament I earlj' retirement in exas-1 peratio.i over they term light sentences handed GOMT. by The state-owned British railway says vandalism i> cosr-r.g the public tliousorids of pounds Ln d-imaged uphol- stery, broken windows and tom- up fences. homes and city spanments Ere "ripped off clean" by orjanired gangs the o-rcupants are on va- cation. A who robs a yo'.ith .it knife point in the Londoti un- derground is called ''bnit.il. savage and inhuman" by the sejitencing judge, and there Is a flurry oi letters to the editor whoa he is re'.eased on throe probation. ni-AMK VARIES As the debate- Is Joined, de- mands for a tougher line collide fix1 Hriijsh SOJTSO of fair play. The blame is put on any number al culprits and (Iw "softly, softly attihide of the Home Office." .is one critic jv.it it. and r-ermissive Io like A Tltvk- Or.itijte. d.iily fare of c-rime loleranoe (er Ihe nets of militant minor- ities, nnd the- general brcak- e.' o'.d mores brought abo-j: by Lhe pill, the hydrogen bomb and the war in N'ie-trjani. Only recently in Leicester '..he British Association for the Ad- vancement of Science heard a stem warning about Lhe grow- social malaise in the world. SI'KTIETY THREATENED Industrial seciery. warned W. G. Balchin. professor of ce- pgr.iphy at LV University Col- lege of Swansea, threatened with total collapse by growing i.-.'.xir iimv.5'.. risins: crime and spreading anarchy. "It is para- daxieal.'1 he obsen'ed. "that the more affluent a society be- comes, the more i: is troubled by jui-enile delinquency, rising crime rales, ancivcial and sivial stress." Tliough London has counted nothing like New York City's 13 miners on one rf.iy. wid Brit- ain h.is not wimesseJ Uie mur- der of polieemea in a year as lias Iho Uniled fvtates, ail this lias n familiar ring. KaeeJ wiih its erime In- rre.ise. Uvs realm n'liirti pave tho world Jlagna js worr> nip out about the qualily of its life. Have You Booked or Registered for your HOLIDAY FLIGHT TO EUROPE? Book now and avoid disappolnrmsnl! 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