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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, June 14, 1974 THE LEiHBRIDGE HERALD 1 Spokane's Expo '74 is well worth 400-mile trip SPOKANE Kxpo '74 within an easy day s drive ol the Lethbridge area is definitely worth the trip A common complaint Jrom some especially those who might have attended world s fairs in Montreal Seattle or New York is that the Spokane fair is too small Compared with previous fairs Expo 74 is small but there is still enough here to fill a weekend Even better Expo 74 makes an interesting stop in a one or two week vacation that tould conceivably include Southern British Columbia Yellowstone Park or the Pacific Coast all within a few hours driving time fiom Spokane Two of the more noticeable negative aspects of Expo are common to any fair or exhibition tired feet and crowds Even this early in the season and early in the week Expo was busy Attendance up to Monday was 867 000 some 400 000 ahead of estimates Officials had estimated that about 4 8 million people will visit the fair but most now agree that that figure is conservative Dailv attendance averages about 23 000 now but it will top 50 000 some davs later in the summer a spokesman said We re geared for this attendance he said 'We can handle it Expo 74 can handle 50 000 visitors a day Story, pictures By David Bly, Herald Staff Writer but I would hate to be one of them It was crowded enough at 23 000 One piece of advice gleaned from our visit go early or late and avoid the mid season crush The spokesman did admit that accommodations in the Spokane area would be scarce in July and August 'But if people are willing to stay within an hour or two of Spokane there'll be plenty of room he said We camped in a state campground north of Coeur d'Alene Idaho, about 60 miles from Spokane There are many similar sites as well as commercial campgrounds in this area all offering reasonable prices so even in the mid summer it shouldn t be difficult to find a place to stay U.S. pavillion 'the earth belongs to man' Passport Photos Framing Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO 321-0111 710 3rd S. Phont 328-0222 HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (Costa Del Sol) Via C.P. Air 11 Departures thru 21 nights stay in deluxe or first class suites PRICE INCLUDES: Return jet air fare Calgary to Malaga. Return transfers to Hotel from airport Half day Nerja Tour Welcome Sangria Party 21 Nights accommodation in one bedroom apartments with kitchenette. LIMITED space on each departure BOOK confirms your holiday. "For the In Travel CM or A.M.A, World Travel Service Open Monday Thru Friday 8 30 a m to S'OO p m Saturdays 8-30 m to 12.30 pm Ample Free Parking Rear ol Bunding Motels and hotels aie part of another story, probably There are reports of travel agents who book blocks of reservations then charge as much as twice what they paid for the accommodations Parking at the several entrances to the Expo site seemed to be more than adequate, and we were able to park a camper and trailer for a day in an area set aside fo- oversize vehicles After the initial paid for admission, frugal Expo visitors need not spend another cent except for snacks There are enough pavilions and exhibits that are free to keep a person busy for two days The midway costs of course, but a quick glance seems to indicate that the noes and concessions are no more expensive than the nausea generators that come around to Whoop Up Days each year And the midway is clean and uncrowded One of the first exhibits we visited was also the most impressive The USSR pavilion is a lavish display of Soviet technology, science and arts One should plan to spend at least two hours in the Soviet pavilion A quick half hour tour through the building could result in a severe case of mental confusion because of the complexity and size of the display Costing over million the Soviet pavilion represents the first time since 1939 that the USSR has participated in a world s fair in the United States Costing over million the U S pavilion dominates the fair site ft emphasizes the environmental theme of Expo 74 perhaps even to the point of beating it to death Included with the American display is an impressive 20 minute film shown on what is reputed to be the world's largest movie screen A pleasant interlude in a crowded day could be a stop at park like Canada Island The children s playground features odd animal shaped slides and see saws where kids could be left while the parents stepped over to the Alberta amphitheatre for some of the Alberta and British eolumbia talent that will be entertaining there Even though eating on the Expo site could be expensive the various countries operating restaurants give the patrons an opportunity to try a wide variety of foods The commercial displays are impressive especially Bell Telephone and Kodak the former for its complexity and the latter for its simplicity Kodak offers a 20 minute multi projector slide presentation of "this land around us which includes a panoramic view of the Vulcan grain elevators for the benefit of homesick Albertans Other highlights of Expo are the Australian Chinese and Iranian pavilions Entertainment is plentiful and varied at Expo Some of the upcoming names throughout the summer are Gordon Lightfoot The Roval Shakespeare Theatre with Michael Redgrave Harry Belafonte Liberace The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Jack Benny Charley Pride Jim Nabors the Osmonds Margot Fontevn and the The Herald Vra vel USSR pavillion lavish display of technology, science, arts Expo site on the Spokane River THE PASSPORT FACTORY 5 min Scrvict on Passport, Citizmship. I.D. and Visi PHOTOS Upstairs Suitt E 303-5th So. 321-9344 THE FINEST RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY Blind Bay B C 50 miles east of Kamloops on Trans Canada Please mail me a free brochure NAME ADDRESS PHONE LH London Ballet Helen Reddy the RCMP Musical Ride and Bachman Turner Overdrive A battle plan will make an Expo trip much more enjovable than random wandering Information is available from Expo 74 that will allow a family to plan their weekend at Spokane for maximum enjoyment MOON SHIP LAUNCHED MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union launched Luna 22 Wednesday, an unmanned space station intended to orbit the moon as a scientific satellite Soviet news agency Tass said the station was set on its course toward the moon from a satellite that earned it into earth orbit Even the mighty are light-fingered BOMN. i Reuter) When the communique has been signed and the great .11 en depart it !S the time to start counting the spoons Top people are as light-fin- gered as tourists when it comes to lifting a few- mementoes of their visits around the globe The world ow-es this dis- closure of one of the best-kept diplomatic secrets to Joerg Baron Holzschuher von Har- rlach whose moated grange outride Bonn, Schloss Gvmmch, is used by the West German government to accommodate visiting statesmen and their retinues prime ministers and foreign ministers have stayed there The 37-year-old nobleman, who used to be in advertising and is no stranger to human guile, does not mince words "Things are stolen." he told a reporter Baroque silver, irreplaceable porcelain, antique snuff boxes, candlesticks vases and cutlery have all been missing after the last handshake was exchanged A descendant of medieval crusaders and robber-barons who were equally light- fingered, only on a bigger scale, he views his losses philosophically He has had even-thing that s not screwed down photographed and catalogued as a deterrent to souvenir hunters HISTORY COLORFtL The baron inherited the 50- room Schloss Gymnich as a semi-ruin of mainly 18lh-cen- construction from an aunt Countess Vilma of He spent 5000000 marks about million' refurnishing it and the "Aest German government which lacked a residence for foreign guests, paid almost as much to restore the baroque building Schloss Gvmnich has ex- perienced plenty of plundering and looting since the first fortified castle was erected in the 32th century It was razed in 1390 but later rebuilt During Ihp Thirty Years' War the French Marshal Guebnant burnt it after removing the choicest of its contents "to safety Since 1655 it has been rela- tivelv immune from molestation apart from an odd burglary During the Second World War it was a Luftwaffe combat wing headquarters and after the war Allied troops it LITTLE BOW PROVINCIAL PARK IS OPEN ON A LIMITED BASIS Due to major renovations Little Bow Provincial Park is not recommended for use. The Park can only accommodate 10% of its normal capacity, which means you could be turned away. Upon completion LITTLE BOW will be one of Alberta's finest Parks We're sorry for the inconvenience but it's worth the wait. TRY ONE OF THESE PARKS CHAIN LAKES WILLOW CREEK KIN8ROOK ISLAND ALL FINE PROVINCIAL PARKS IN THE MEANTIME WE SUGGEST: CHAIN LAKES Miles West of Nanton WILLOW CREEK -11 Miles West of Stavely KINBROOK ISLAND -10 Miles South of Brooks LANDS AND FORESTS Thinking about tomorrow today ;