Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
-loHlriay, July 11, 1970 THi LETHBRIDGE HERALD IS Castles And Wild Scenery Greet Visitors To Wales FAMED HARLECH CASTLE IN WALES More Canadians Taking Trips A Nation Of Travellers OTTAWA is be- coming n nation of travellers says Hie government's fourth annual vacation travel survey. Last year Canadians took vacation trips spending a total of nights away from home. The survey showed the typical Canadian traveller will start his trip in July or August and will be away from home for 11.7 nights. He will travel by car 70 per cent of the time and take his wife and 1.1 children with him. The typical traveller will visit friends or relatives 47 per cent of the time and he won't go far. Chances are he will stay in Hie same province, especially if he comes from Ontario or Quebec. But the French-Canadian has become more travel-conscious as well and in 1969, 47 per cent of Quebecers took a trip, up from 38 per cent in 1968 and 40 per cent in 1967 and 1966. Ttie majority were within the province of Quebec itself and the next highest percentage, 27 per cent, in the United States. Residents of British Columbia look the most vacation trips last year, followed by Ontario, the Prairies, Quebec and the Atlan- tic provinces. Traditionally, the city-dweller has been the traveller on vaca- tions but last 3'ear a higher pro- .portion of people from rural areas, especially farm people, went on holiday per cent as compared to 35 per cent in 1906. Wales is a country within a country. Although it is a part of Britain it still keeps its 'Own identity. It is a land with its cwn language and tradit ions, which are the same now as they were many centuries ago. It is only to the 'outsider' that the Principality of Wales is tamwn by that came, derived from the Anglo Saxon Weal- acs, meaning foreigners. TD the Welsh themselves their country is Cymru (pronounced Kuhniry) the land of 'Comrades' cr 'friends.1 Note, too. the similar- between this name and Uie anglicized1 form of 'Cambria.' Repeated conf 1 i c t s between the S a x o n s and the W e 1 s h throughout die sixth and sev- enth centuries resulted in the Welsh being driven westwards into the mountains where they were eventually confined by Of- fa's Dyke, built about the year 800, by Offa, King of the Mer- cians, connecting the River Severn in the south with the Dee in the mrtli. Even today, many hundreds of years since England and Wales become part the same kingdom, the Welsh have retained their own individ- uality and their own ancient Celtic language, whose litera- ture goes back years. Reminders of the stirring his- tory of Wales are all around you as you travel though the coun- try. Wales probably has mare castles to the square mile than any country in Europe. Not pal- aces posing as castles, but real blood and thunder fonrcfses like Harlech, Conway, Caerphil- ly, Caern a r v o n and Raglan. still guard tlie' green valleys. Their crumbling towers still glower at jou from craggy Wil- tons; and in Cardiff, the Welsh the castle with its im- pressive Norman keep and 400 acres of parks and gardens stand right next door to Lhc modern civic centre. What else is there in Wales besides castles? For a start, wonderful wild scenery as grand as any in Britain with lakes and peaks and rushing rivers. Wales is.full of rivers. Born among the lonely hills and mountains they flow through deep valleys to the sea. Through ancient towns they steal, past abbey ruins and peaceful vil- lages. Their names FWsper like Wyt, cr Blunder like Severn. Fishermen know them well, for they abound with fine salmon and trout. Wales boasts three National Parks covering between them one-fifth of the land surface of the Principality the Brecon Beacons, the Pembrckes hire Coast and the Snowdonia Na- tional Parks. Each is a land- scape region of priceless beau- ty whose natural features have been largely left unharmed by urban development. Although these three National Parks have much in common, each has its own distinctive features. Mid Wales is now a man- made lakeland, for new engi- neering projects have wrought immense changes 'in the land- scape. Tlie Elan Valley Lakes (visit them by way of the read fr-3m Rhayader to Devil's the newly opened ij, a 1 v u 11 cum ft i 1 u 5 WJc ncniji Their battle scarred walls! Nant-y-Moch- and Rheidal sys- Frontier Fun In Saskatchewan Offers Something For Everyone TF you'd like to get a tasi of real frontier spirit, dro in to Hegina between July and August 8 this summei That's the time this mid-wes ern city will be having it's ai nual 'Buffalo Days' eelebra tions and it's the wildes wooliest salute to the Old Wes you've ever seen! For an entire two weeks th tity's residents, will be whooping it up with barbecue and stage shows, parades an midways, as they relive th days when the West was young Old fashioned costumes ar the order of the day for every one from sales clerks to bus! ness executives. Mini-skirts For Summer Vacation Fun Take a Look at This 1968 WINNEBAGO MOTORHOME I 19' Ford cticmil S ipeed automatic I Marine toilet and holding tank I Heater with thermostat i Wall to wall carpeting Compressor I Double stainless steel sinks Waler pressure system 1 Refrigerator gas-electric Radio and rear speaker 3.00 cu. in. engine Stove and -oven with power heod Heater with thermostat Battery chargtr Hot wafer ihower Sliding windowi with screens Large chrome side mirrors Two bunks Spare fire and wheel Sleepi six Only 7000 Miles on This Unit VACATION SPECIAL '8500 Trades Accepted Finance Arranged! SEE THIS UNIT ON DISPLAY NOW AT TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE LOCATED AT GENERAL FAFIM SUPPIIES Phone 327-3165 "YOUR SKYLARK TRAILED AND TOYOTA CAD CfNTRi" Maxis? Not during Buffalo Days it's bustles and beards, sunbonnets, waist-coats and high-button shoes. For weeks in advance, the sales of calico and lace soar as residents start planning their costumes. Pattern books are distributed throughout the city and vintage costumes appear in store windows. And when Buffalo Days roll around, they're all out on display. AUG. 3 DIG DAY Judging of the costumes takes place on Pile O'Bones Day, the high point of the'cele- bration slated for August 3. The big day, which last year attracted over people to the Wascana parkland site, also free entertain- ment on a series of stages, equestrian events, and a giant outdoor barbecue. A novel event is the judging of a beard jrowing contest started months Before. Throughout the celebration, big-name entertainers and lo- cal talent perform at stage shows in the downtown area and at outlying stopping malls. Old-time fiddler's contests and square dancing are just a few of the special attractions. Pan- cake breakfasts and barbecues provide mouth-watering fare each day. The second week of the festi- val, the crowds flock to UK Exhibition Grounds for the giant provincial exhibition. Here you can get in on all tlie traditional hoopla of a giant midway and grandstand show and see elaborate industrial, school and handicraft exhibits. And 'Buffalo Days' is just one of the high-spirited pioneer celebrations held in Saskatche- wan each summer. At Saskatoon, 160 miles nortl of Regina, millions of of pioneer equipment will move into motion July 13 for a week long gala called 'Saskachimo. NEW VERSION An exciting new version o the city's traditional 'Pion-Era celebrations and exhibition 'Saskachimo' will feature everything from parades am chuckwagon races to midway attractions and old-time thresh ing demonstrations. Focus of the event will be the displays and demonstrations o antique machinery, cars anc lousehold equipment collectet >y the Western Development Museum. If you've never seen Canada Pavilion Among Top Five OTTAWA Canada, the Uni- ed Stales, tlie Soviet Union, the Japanese government and Mit- subishi were selected as the five outstanding pavilions at the Os- aka World'Exposition in the re- sults of an extensive survey by he Japanese newspaper Yomi- uri Shimbun just released on he "foreigners' image of Ja- pan mid (lie Japanese." Tlie newspaper, which is one jf the world's largest with a [ally circulation of some five million, polled foreign men and women from 73 'different countries who were visitir.g or in Japan during April, May and June. This was the first time people of so many different countries have beeu covered in a single survey on the foreigner's impressions of Japan and the results were giv- en banner front page head- lines in the Yomiuri and great attention in rival papers as well. Earlier surveys conducted by other newspapers among gen- eral visitors to the Expo 70 site, who are about 98 per cent Ja- panese, had shown these same five pavilions were the most popular with the Japanese them- selves and Hu's latest Yomiuri survey confirms that foreign Expogaers are equally impres- ed. Diners dub Withdraws Prom Queen Mary Project LOS ANGELES (Reuters) )iners Club Inc., worldwide res- aurant. credit organization, is vilhdrawing from a project to develop a 403-room hotel and eslaurant and shopping lacili- ies aboard the-retired British iner Queen Mary. The Queen Mary, sold to the ity of Long Beach for in J9fi7, is scheduled to open as a tourist, attraction in Decem- ber. A joint announcement by Din- ers Club and UK city of Long Beach this week said the Wra'her Corp., operators of Dis- neyland hotels, probably will take over from Diners Club. Diners Club was to have paid Beach i year rent, rising to for he top seven decks of the Queen Mary: It planned to spend ncarly to convert these decks into a hotel convention centre, restaurants and stores. Long Beach originally planned to spend on conversion of the ship, but later trouble and additional refitting caused the cost to soar to a Holsman Horseless Carriage, a player piano or a Rumley steamer, this is the place to go. In the demonstration- circles, you can watch a vintage J. I. Case steamer climb a 35 de- gree incline without brakes (it doesn't have any) and a 1915 Stanely Jones thresher demon- strate how they harvested in pioneer days. There are dozens of other demonstrations to be seen and S'askachimo patrons can even get in behind the wheel of an old engine them- selves and' take- it through its paces. Throughout the seven-day event, pony chuckwagon and chariot drives will vie for the w p r 1 d 's championship. Top prize money is on the line for the winners. In addition to the grandstand show, there are all sorts of other events taking place on the midway grounds: con- tinuous vaudeville perform- ances at the Blue Cartel- Sa- loon, native Indian ritual dances, Dpukhobor bread- baking, a fun-filled Chicken Bar- becue Contest. Down in the southwest comer of the province, the city of Swift Current already had its innings during action-packed 'Frontier Days' July 1 4. Its rodeo ranks second only to the Calgary Stampede. Then there's Crocus Daze in Weyburn, Territorial Days in North BatUeford, Border Colo- nial Days in Lloydminster a summer-long series of color- ful celebrations that just might make you wonder if the Wild West was tamed after all! terns (a delightful half day's outing from the Tryweryn valley above B a 1 a (Bali Lake ifcelf is nearly miles long and is the largest natural hike in Uie nu clear power station lake a Trawsfynydd, the power gener ating waters of Lake Stwlan a Blaenau Ffestiniog, the lakes o Clywedag and Vyrnwy al these and more have chswei Die face of the glorious Mid Wales countryside. For a seaside holiday Wale, is ideal, with a thousand miles of coastline, ladge resorts, sma] fishing villages, busy holi day camps and peaceful beaches- enough variety to suit every one's taste. The North Wales coast is full of fun and gaiety. The seaside resorts of Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Abergele, Rhyl and Pres tatyn offer the traditional pleas ures cf the seaside holiday promenades, pavilions, pleasure piers, concert parties, peacefu parks for bowls and tennis aiu wonderful displays of flowers. Mucli of Uie coast of Wes Wales belongs to the Pemboke- shire Coast National Park. Col orful Tenbv and the smaller re- sort Saundersfcot, are the main holiday centres on this sunny coast looking across at roinan tic Caldy Island, where Cister cian monks still till. sow. Ksl and distil perfume' West Wales is the coast of the 'gel away from it all' holiday-maker and of the nature lover Staner and Skckholm are bird sane tuaries. The South Wales coast, ta> has its gay seaside resorts Barry, Pcrthcawl arid Aberavon filled with fun and ex- citement, while Cardiff, the can ital city, merits a place on ev- en' itinerary. Everywhere in Wales there are fascinating sights to see, in- triguing places to visit and lots of ways to pass a oteaeant day Be sure to visit Wales. Hosni- tplity is a characteristic of the Welsh. They are kiiri and fricndlv hosts, and if a Welsh- man should say to you 'Crceso i Gymni' (Welcome to Wales) you can be sure he means it. Moose Jaw Plans Big Homecoming If plans now under way are any indication, Moose Jaw will be having one of the most ac- tion packed Homecoming cal- endars in Saskatcliewan in '71. A major air show, Hsmecom- ing '71 band festival, special ex- hibition week, winter carnival asid summer theatre series in Cental Park are just a few of the events under consideration. Plans arc afeo.underway for a reunion of former newsmen who have wcrked in the Moose Jaw area. The reunion, to be held some time during the Homecoming '71 celebrations, could attract some of Canada's top news personalities Earl Cameron, Elwood Glover, Ken Liddell, Eric Wells, Robert Tyre, Vic Mackie and Ron Pul- tcn. Major events already con- firmed tor the 1971 reunion year include the Canadian speed skating championship and an international Citizens Band Jamboree expected to attract over CB operators and their families! Yachting Haven It is estimated that yachts will enter waters of tlie Baliamas from foreign ports during 1970 Phofogroy; glasses They know when fo turn on... and off They darken when it's sunny and bright. Then clear Indoors and Bt night. Smoothly. Comfortably. Automatically. A neutral gray thni never liides your eyes, doesn't disturb natural coloring. Corning created the glass. TVc make the glasses 'to your prescription. Just come in and ask. OPTICL PRESCRIPTION CO. I WHAT'S NEW AT p We have extended our Sale Days! We offer the residents of Lethbridge and District Sale Priced Merchandise 5 Days per Week Tuesday to Saturday We have surveyed this possibility for some time and have decided with the balancing of shopping habits throughout the week it is economically possible to pass on special priced items to our cus- tomers an additional two days each week. IGA invites you to take advantage of an extra two days of special price shopping. Watch for our big ad Monday, July 13th, 1970.