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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE UHTMIDGE HIRAID Friday, January II, THRIIL FOR VISITORS Kruger National Park in South Africa is famous the world over for its animals and this year it has been selected as the site for the Sixth Quad- rennial World Hereford Conference. Phono by SATOUR Famed Kruger Park site for world Hereford meet JOHANNESBURG South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park, natural home for lions, hippos, rhinos, ele- phants and hundreds of other kinds of wildlife, has been se- lected as the site this year for the Sixth Quadrennial World Hereford Conference. like the Olympics, the con- ference is staged in a differ- ent country every four years. It all began in Hereford City, where 1952, and since then has been staged in Argentina the U.S. Ireland and Australia This is South Africa's .year and the seventh conference will take place in Canada in 1976. Some 500 delegates are ex- pected to attend this year's gathering 40 to 50 of them from Canada at Hie Skukuza Best Camp in Kruger Park. To help interested Canadian farmers and breeders attend Montreal-Sofia air link by 1974 By JOHN VAN DER FEYST SOFIA Bulgaria hopes to Inaugurate a direct air link be- tween Montreal and Sofia by 1874 and thereby eliminate the need to change planes when travelling between the two countries. This Balkan land has become very popular with European holMaymakers during the last few years and expects to be welcoming five million visitors within its borders by 1975. Figures released by Balkan- tourist, the state-run tourism organization, show that in 1971 some three million foreigners visited the country compared who came in 1970. This has resulted in a building boom and everywhere new hotels are going up, par- ticularly along the Black Sea coast where construction activ- ity is hectic. Many high-rise hotels, mot- els and other types of lodging art adding to the capacity of such already crowded seaside resorts as Zlatny Pyassalsi (Golden Drouzhba (Friendship) and Slunchev Bri- ag (Sunny as well as spas like Hissar, Bankya and Kyustendil. The ski-resorts of Vitosha (near Borovets in the Rila mountains, and Pamporo- vo, situated at an altitude of feet in the Rhodope chain some 50 miles south of Plov- div, are also being heavily pro- moted. Bulgaria is the short period of 10 years has become the 'in1 country for tourism in Eur- Radoslav Radoulov, pub- lic relations director for the Bulgarian Tourism Committee, said recently. "In I960 when we started our campaign, only visitors came to see us. Now we are counting them in the millions and they come from 127 coun- tries all over the world." Radoulov, noting that only about visitors came from Canada last year, said that his ministry has decided to place more emphasis on promotions in Canada and the U.S. He ex- pects that these efforts will get a big assist from foreign in- vestments in the hotel industry in Bulgaria, pointing out that Holiday Inn International plans to build an 800-room hotel in Sofia for opening next year. He hopes that others will follow. Useful vacation guide "Fielding's Guide lo tlie Caribbean plus the Baha- mas" by Jeanne and Harry E. Harman (Fielding, S9.95, distributed by George J. Mc- Leod, wilF be a lot of Ca- nadian sun seekers head- ing towards the Caribbean and Bahama area this winter. They should take this book along with them, and certainly eon- it before they go, in spite of the price. My usual practice with ex- tensive guides such as this one, is to use them when deriding on an itinerary, and for infor- mation on choice of hotels etc. to be booked in advance. This pleasant job accomplished, 1 slice out the relevant pages, staple them together and shove them in my suitcase, thus avoiding extra weight. As all travellers know, excess pound- age mounts astronomically. There's not much sense in add- ing to it by taking along infor- mation you are not going to make use of. 'While I cannot vouch for the information contained in this 1972 edition of the guide, I can say that if it has Fielding's blessings it should be good. The spade work has been done by a couple with an intimate knowledge of the area. It is written in the Fielding breezy style, minutiae of all kinds in- cluded, no punches pulled, no holds barred. I can only say if I were lucky enough to be con- templating a Caribbean holi- day I'd buy it. JANE HUCKVALE. HANDWRITING ANALYSIS Gordon Sinclair is a jaflia and John Ferguson is stubborn, according to Hannah Smith of Vancouver who has spent 30 years as a graphologist. In Weekend Magazine this Saturday, Bill Trent explains how Hannah analyses Ihe Handwriting of a number of well-known people, included James Cross, Anne Murray, Dr. Wilder Penfield and Eagle Keys. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE the 1972 convention and see something of South Africa be- sides, Bonaventure Tours, with the support of the Canadian Hereford Association and in co- operation with Scandinavian Airlines, K. L. M. Royal Dutch Airlines, and the South African Tourist Corporation, have ar- ranged a three-week group tour that leaves Montreal Fri- day night, March 3 and returns on Friday, March 24. There is considerable inter- est in this event, not only among Hereford breeders, but from other people involved in the production of other brcedi as well. This Canadian group will be led by Jake de Boer of Bona- venture Tours, a television and travel personality, who is an expert on South Africa. He re- ports that 27 Canadians have already signed up to go. Miss Mieke Kleinfoog, tour adviser with the South African Tourist Corporation in will also accompany the tour. In addition to the Kruger Park, the conference site, where delegates will assemble for two days of business meet- ings on March 13, the tour will include visits to such places as South Africa's leading cities- including Durban and Cape Town, a tea plantation, the Cullinan Diamond Mine, a farm near Johannesburg where experiments are being conducted in artificial in- semination and barren veld is being reclaimed as good graz ing land, and a Pietersburg ranch with its championship herd of cattle. N< Sample costs of the tour which is being billed as a farm- ers' and ranchers' safari, are from Toronto, from Calgary and from Vancouver. These prices in- clude air fare, luggage han- dling, transfers to and from airports, all entrance fees, ac- commodation in good class ho- tels, and all meals. This is a sensibly priced, unusually low cost tour to South Africa. More details about the tour and the Sixth World Hereford Conference may be secured from Miss Mieke Kleinloog South African Tourist Corpora- tion, 2 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, or from Jake de Boer, Bbnaventure Tours Limited, 1100 Elveden House, Calgary 2, India tourist facilities now back to normal TORONTO AH tourist fa- cilities in India are functioning on a normal besis, nccordinj to K. N. Kudesia, Director ol Hie India Tourist Office, To- ronto. "Hotels, tours and internal transport have not been affect- ed in any way by the recent India-Pakistan stress- ed Mr. Kudesia at a press con- ference in Toronto. "Most international and all domestic flights arc now run- ning on regular schedules, and have been for some he said. Mr. Kudesia is now in the process of planning seminars for the travel trade across Canada, stressing the fact that visitors lo India are welcome, and that travel conditions throughout the country are nor- mal. 1972 Ireland holiday guide now available The illustrated ready-refer-1 sice guide to holidays in land, "Ireland Holidays, published by the Irish Tourist Board, is designed primarily to help the prospective holiday- maker plan his Irish holiday in advance, and serve him when he gets to Ireland as an intro- duction to the many holiday at- tractions available. The contents list the air and sea routes and car ferry ser- vices to Ireland, with prices, and for the motorist there is an extensive gazeteer and ten- day scenic tour of Ireland. Principal angling centres, golf courses, and a year-round se- lection of holiday activities are also included. The publication is available free of charge from the Irish Tourist Board at 7 King Street East, Toronto. Hong Kong site for arts festival MONTREAL International symphony orchestras, pop stars, Asian traditional dancers arid Swedish ballerinas they will be among the main at- tractions at one of the most am- bitious arts festivals to be staged outside Europe. The festival, created by 30AC in Hong Kong, will be held in 1973. But already arrangements are well under way. The four- week festival, from February 26 to March 24, 1673, was plan- ned by BOAC's sales promotion manager, Charles Hardy. He and his colleagues set up a committee of Hcng Kong Businessmen and officials which las already raised gurantees to- filing more than The festival's artistic director s Ian Hunter who held a siml- ar appointment for the Edin- burgh Festival from 1949 to 1955. The program will include a Shakespearean prediction and a modern play by Ihe Bristol Old Vic. Sir Michael Redgrave will make guest appearances. There will be concerts by the Japan Philharmonic under its conductor Seiji Ozawa, former- ly with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and by Yehudi Mcn- uhui with his Festival Orches- tra. Opera will be represented by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and tire ballet by soloists of the Royal Swedish Company. Traditional Asian dancers arc expected from Thialand and the Philippines. Tr.- London Philharmonic un- der Bernard Haitink and John Pritchard will give 10 concerts of classical and contemporary music and the Menuhin Festi- val Orchestra will give seven concerts in which Menuhin will and conduct. Pop stars and groups will be featured but their schedules will be fixed at a later dnte. More than seats will be available to the public and to enable as many people as possible lo attend perform- ances, admission prices have been kept low. No seats for any event will cost more than and the cheapest will be S3.00. Studded tires' ban hurting winter tourism NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. (CP) The Ontario ban studded tires is hurting ths winter tour- ist business in Niagara Falls. Mayor Franklin Miller and Alderman Wayne Thomson said that they were approached by Niagara Resort and Tourist As- sociation members who say po- tential United States visitors have been discouraged from coming here because of the ban. "It's badly hurting the tourist season Aid. Thomson told council. "Hotels have re- ceived many cancellations be- cause the people couldn't get across the border." Low budget packages available 6Sun-Kissed Holidays' A program to the Bahamas at prices comparable to low budget packages now on the market has been produced joint- ly by The Bahama Islands Tourist Office and Air Canada. This winter spring program, called "Sun-Kissed leaves on a daily departure ba- sis from Canada. Tt was lelt that such a low cost program involving a daily scheduled carrier would be of great advantage to the Cana- dian travel agent and public. A person can now travel to a sun destination, stay in a first class hotel, and travel any day of the week for a price not avail- able before now. These apartment and hotel holidays start at S249.00 per person from Toronto for two weeks, and at for one week. Participating properties and apartments in Nassau include the Hillcrest Towers, Montagu Beach, Holiday Inn and Four Seasons (Balmoral In Freeport, the hotels, include Jansel Court, Silver Sands, Shalimar and the Holiday Inn. Participaling Out Islands hot- els are Treasure Cay in Abaco and the Coral Sands Hotel, Har- bour Island, Price includes return air fare via Air Canada, seven or four- teen nights accommodation at apartment or hotel, round trip transfers between airport and apartment hotel, and meals as specified on either the E.P. or M.A.P. plans. Preferential JAL treatment First-class passengers on Ja- pan Air Lines' 717 Garden Jets are now the first to Bet their baggage at their Under the new system first- class passengers' bags are spe- cially tagged and loaded into a container which is unloaded before oBiers on arrival. Folders on "Sun Kissed Holidays" arc available from the Bahama Islands Tourist Of- fice, Air Canada, or Fairway Tours Limited, wholesaler for Ihe program. Unusual animal babies in zoo's infant nursery Two tiny dingo dogs, a cud- dly wallaby, an ornery Tasman- ian devil and two plavful oran- gutans are the infant room- mates in the glass enclosed nursery located in the chil- dren's section of the San Diego Zoo. Each of these babies has his own wooden crib or playpen complete with mattresses, blan- kets, baby bottles, and plenty of colorful toys. A nursery atten- dant, as substitute mother, feeds them, changes them, and gives them lots of love and af- fection. To a passing observer, the scene reminds one of (he tender care given baby humans with one exception. There are usually bars on the tops of the animal cribs and playpens as well as on the sides. These infants, all less than a year old, were brought to the nursery because they were eith- er ill or orphans. Many nursery babies have been rejected by their mothers. Others were pre- mature, and needed Ihe incu- bator and the special care of a nursery attendant. Many come to the nursery after being maimed by other animals. Some arrive just hours after birth. Others become III or neg- lected and need special atten- tion. A special problem is created when the baby is the first of a species to be hand-raised in the nuraei-y. A suitable baby food must be found or developed. Tho zoo dietary staff usually tries nut several different milk formulas until one works. Many times new milk compositions must be created for an unusual species. New babies usually arrive each week at the nursery. With- in the last year, a cheetah, apes, bears, monkeys, and cats have been hand-raised there. The cheetah, one of few torn in captivity, was successfully hand-raised to maturity pos- sibly the first to have been raised that way. SENATE SUBMISSIONS The Senate of The University of Calgary will hold its regular winter meeting on February 25, 1972. It is the duty of the Senate to enquire into any matter that might lend lo enhance the useful- nesi of the University, Individuals or groups are invited to make written submissions. These will be studied by appropriate Senate committees prior to the meeting. Persons may appear before the Senate in suport of their submissions. Direct oil correspondence not latir than February 11, tgi J. A. Hammond, Chairman, External Relation! Committee Seriait, The Univerilty of Calgary, Glenbow-Alberfa Institute, 902 Eleventh Avenue 5.W., CALGARY 3 SIMPSONS-SEARS SATURDAY SPECIALS Snowmobile Boots Reg. 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