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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta '10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, June 19, 1970 Prince George NEW NATIONAL PARK Swimmers frolic in the surf est national park located between Tofini and Ucluelet. at Long Beach on the west coast of Vancouver The area has become in recent years a favorite summer part of a long stretch of coastline that is Canada's new- haunt of hippies, surfers and nude sunbathers. Plenty Of Time For Massage Or Song By RAM SUN'DAR Canadian Press Correspondent BOMBAY (CP) This must be the only city in the world where one can get a massage while waiting in line for a rail- way ticket. It may be the only city where it is necessary, for getting a ticket on Die inadequate Indian railways can take up to four days. This is holiday time. The number of persons leaving the city daily amounts to between and to the population of a middle-sized Ca- nadian city. For every person who leaves there are at least two more who cannot because no tickets are available. One columnist asked recently if Bombay has become a prison. "It takes much stamina, money and influence to get out of this place he wi'ote in a somewhat contradictory fash- ion. More than two dozen special trains leave the city daily carrying holiday-makers to places as much as miles away. The government-owned railways attempt to halt black- marketing of tickets, with little success. Waiting for a ticket often is a question of logistics. Fathers, if you plan to build call "We Specialize in Custom Built Homes" 727 8th Slrsel 5. Phone 327-7663, 327-5905 ALEX PUSTASERI WHEN YOU BUY FOR A LIFETIME-INSIST ON THE BEST-A PUSTASERI HOME sons and nephews take turns sweating it out in the queue at Victoria Terminal. At any one time there may be 1.000 men and women lined up at a ticket counter. Life is made a bit more bear- able by ice cream and peanut vendors. Boys hawk race track tips and gMs sell rose and jas- mine garlands. Wandering musicians will re- g a 1 e prospective passengers with the latest hits on the films for about two cents a song. Burly youths will give a mas- sage or an astrologer will tell a fortune for about five cents. There even have been some "miracles." A man found a hus band for his blind daughter while waiting for a ticket. Many unemployed youths have negoti ated attractive job contracts. Pi'atap Sharma, a cattle mer chant from distant Bihar prov incc, composed a poem while waiting 38 hours to buy a ticket. He said later: ''I had been planning to write the epic for many years but found no time Thanks to the railway, the dream now has ccme true." No More Near Banff CALGARY' A traditional tourist stop in the national parks has been eliminated in the in- terests of safety and sanitation. No more open garbage dumps exist near Banff and Jasper townsites to attract bears, Ron Malis, acting director, We.st- ern Region, National and His- toric Parks Branch announced. 421-5 ST. SOUTH, UTHBRIDGE Nylon Foam Seat Covers ALSO IN STOCK TERRY CLOTH LEATHERETTE FUR PILE THE LARGEST SELECTION IN TOWN! FLOOR MATS. Regular 6.95. NOW ONIY -BLACK .88 UTTER BASKETS SNACK TRAYS LISTEN TO aoc FOR MANY MORE SPECIALS KOOL SEATS TURTLE WAX WASH BRUSHES BUG SCREENS NOW ONIY NO. 2041 BABY MOONS 7.E SPORT GRIP WHEEL COVER Rog. 5.75. ONtY WINDOW Reg. 2.19. 7 O{ NOW ONLY TRAILER TOW MIRRORS 10.66 SAU PRICE jV TACHOMETERS TOUCH-UP PAINT TRUCK MIRRORS IDEAl FOR CAMPE3S SHOP EARLY SAVE CUSTOM AIR CLEANER 12 VOLT HAND SPQUAMP ONtY 7.99 Townsile and cam-ping area garbage is being trucked to landfill sites and covered with earth, the director said. The sites are surrounded by heavy gauge, bear proof fences lo further discourage bears and other wildlife from foraging in the garbage area. For many years, visitors to Banff and Jasper could almost be assured of seeing bears at the tov.'nsite garbage dumps, but park officers feel the risk of humans being mauled has been reduced considerably with the land-fill program. Mr. Malis also said the new garbage procedure cleans up one of the more unsavory as- pects of visitor interest in the national parks. The Bermuda Government has declared hair curlers "un- acceptable" in public. The two largest cities in the British Columbia interior will vie for honors in a colorful tug of war event at Tele .Icunc Cache, west of Yellow head Pass, on June 27. Members of cily councils and chambers of commerce in the twin centres are digging out track shoes and sweat shirts from their high school days, in q u i c t prepare lion for a titanic struggle. The decision that will be at Tele Jeune this Jimc is a do cision as old its the history of British Columbia for T e t c Jeune Cache is the natural fork in the Yellowhead route, which runs tlirough Saskatoon, Ed- monton, Jasper and Yellowhead into British Columbia. At Tete Jeune, the route splits in two one arm runs north and west alona the Fraser to Prince George and north central Brit- ish Columbia; and the other heads south and west down Thompson Valley to Kamloops and the southern part of the province. A century ago the overland- ers, pouring in through the Yel- lowhead, faced this decision a'. Tete Jeune Cache; which was the best way to the goldfields at Barkerville? Some went along the Fraser, some went down the Thompson. They were among the first settlers of in- terior British Columbia. When the railroads followed, shortly after the turn of the cen- tury, they had a similar quan- dary. Eventually, they took both routes; the Canadian Nor- thern laying its steel down the valley of the North Thompson River to Kamloops and on to Vancouver; the Grand Trunk Pacific following the Fraser to Prince George, and thence wes- terly on to Tidewater at Prince Rupert. Both lines are now part of the Canadian National Rail- way system. Two years ago, the British Columbia government all but completed the task of pushing a first class highway from the Trans Canada at Kamloops up the North Thompson to Tete Jeune, and east to the Great Divide at Yellowhead Pass. By last summer, they had another route open to traffic, from Prince Rupert and Prince George up the Fraser to Tete Jeune. Which is the Yellowhead route? Ycllowhoad No. 5, from Telo .Icunc to Kamloops. was onen to traffic first; No. 16, close be- hind, lias the highway designa- tion number in its favour Highway 16 stretches across central Alberta and British Co- lumbia from the Saskatchewan border to the Pacific Ocean- No. 10 all the way. Tlie Yellowhead Route Asso- ciation, based in Edmonton, but comprising representatives of. virtually every community from Portage La'Prairie, Man- itoba, to Prince Rupert, says they both are this group is sold on the Yellowhead as the logical route through the Roc- kies, and potato to the lower elevations (Yellowhead Pass it- self is easier grades, and gentler curves to back up the contention. Trailer trai- lers and truckers, in particular, are enthusiastic about both new Yellowhead highways. While not yet officially opened, and with a few minor detours still exist- ing where new bridges are go- ing in, both roads are paved virtually throughout, and will doubtless draw thousands of summer visitors' through the Yellowhead this summer. While Kamloops and Prince George are traditional when Prince George nudged ahead in the population sweep- stakes, Kamloops promptly am- algamated with North Kara- loops to take the lead (both arc around Their city coun- cils and chambers of commerce agreed that rivalry over the Yellowhead should be kept friendly. The concept is that the cities will struggle to bring vis- itors from prairie and eastern points through the Yellowhead into British Columbia. The ci- ties feel that they can boost each other by urging travel- lers to make a circle tour through the storied Cariboo thus ,eeing both Yellowhead high- ways in a single trip. Neverthe- less, Prince George's Mayor Harold Moffat has accepted a challenge from Peter Wing, Mayor of Kamloops, to stage a tug of war literally at Tete Jeune on June 27. Only mayors, aldermen, and chamber of com- merce executives are eligible to compete; each city will field a six man team, with a six- man reserve team in case of in- jury! Tlie mub'cle men will at- tempt to pull their opponents across the demarcation, line, thus signifying victory. The prize? The loser crowns the winner "King of the Yellow- head" for one year. This seems to set the stage for a return engagement in 1971! Land could once be bought in Bermuda for a sack of fruit. A sea captain paid 100 oranges, ICO lemons and 100 potatoes in 1G34 for a piece of land now valued at over Yellowhead Dedication in August The Yellowhead Intcrprovin- cial Highway Association was advised by Ilia lion. Wes 1 e y Black, minister of highways for the province of British Co- lumbia, that a dedication cere- mony will be held approximate- ly the middle of August, 1970 to commemorate the official open- ing of Yellowhead Highways No. 5 and No. 10 in that prov- ince. It is anticipated that the cere- mony will lake place in Ihe vi- cinity of Hie Mounl Robson Viewpoint and that the entire cabinet of the B.C. legisla- ture will be in attendance. Everyone is welcome to at- tend this historical occasion, a milestone in Ihe economic de- velopment of Western Canada. WE AT AMA WORLD TRAVEL Ars STILL HERE to serve you for Within Canada or Abroad! No need to call long distance just dial 328-7921 or 328-1771 (3 lines) or call in person at 903 3rd Ave. S., Lethbridge for reservations and ticketing. NO EXTRA COST TO YOUI Free customer parking at the rear of our building All Inquiries Welcome! AMA WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 903 3rd AVE. 5. PHONE 328-1771 421 5th ST. S., LETHBRIDGE and INFORMATION (ALL OTHER AIRLINES, TOO) For fast travel facts, charts service and package expreis in formation, call he Greyhound Bus Depot, -ill stli street S, 32M551, your local Greyhound agent or favorite travel agent. R 1AWSON TRAVEL Marquis Hotel Bldg. IETH3RIDGE "SERVING lETHBRIDGE SINCE 1957" Cotist-to-CoasI NOW! 2 DAILY SUPERCRUSSEBS ACROSS CANADA AND TO NEW YORK! service Summertime... and the planning is easy with twice daily thru service across Canada and to New York! Now you can choose so many "ways to go" with fares like Ihese! CALGARY VANCOUVER TORONTO 3 trips daily 3 trips daily Via Nelson 2 trips daily A new experience in travel... the smooth riding, air-cond'.tioned, restroom equipped SUPERCRUISER! This summer try the "Greyhound Comfort Package." LETHBRIDGE to: OTHER SUPERFUN FARES! Medicine Hot 3.80 2 trips daily Winnipeg 1 trlpi daily Edmonton 3 tripi dolly Regina 2 trip: doily Nelson 3 daily Montreal 2 daily EXTRA SUMMER SERVICE EFFECTIVE JUNE 251970 plan a superfun summer with the Greyhound comfort package'! Go the Greyhound way for super summer travel Fun! There's a lol of comfort in fhe Greyhound comfort paekqgel Smooth-rid ing, air-condi- tioned, resrroom-cquipped Scenicruisers and SUPERCRUISERS. Downtown lo downtown service. Greater choice of trips than ever before. Mora miles for your money with bargain fares. Plan your summer travel with Greyhound Ihey've got more "ways to We Supercarel GO GREYHOUND and leave the driving to us. ;