Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
38 THE UTHBRIDOE HERALD Wednesday, June 27, 1973 El Alamein to become tourist village B> BAHGAT BADIE CAIRO (Router.) El Ala- mem, scene of bitter fighting between German y 's Afriku Korps and the British 8th Army in the Second World War. will become the site of the first tour- ist village in Egypt built with the help of foreign capital. It was here on Oct. 23. 1942, that Gen. Bernard Montgomery launched an Allied offensive against Axis forces in Egypt and by Nov. 4, Gen. Envin Rommel's forces were in full re- treat. The victory at El Alamein was the beginning of the Ger- man collapse in North Africa. Egyptian Tourism Minister Ismail Fahmy says the tourist village, about 75 miles from Alexandra on the Mediterran- ean coast, will be set up on an area of 12 acres. It will have 300 cottages, each fitted with two beds. The cost is estimated at about million. The minister has just complet- ed a tour of the northern coast surveying suitable areas for the establishment of tourist and summer resorts extending from Alexandria to Mersa Matruh, near the Libyan border. A care- ful study revealed the existence of 23 suitable locations. SEEKS DEVELOPERS The ministry is shortly to offer the sites for development .by foreign companies. Preliminary approval has been given to an offer by a Swiss firm, Cassos, to establish a second tourist village, three miles from Al Agamy beach, close to Alexandria, on sr, area of 36 acres. The first stage of the project will cost about million and will take 18 months to complete. It will comprise a first-class 140-room hotel, 30 chalets, play- ing fields, swimming pools and an auditorium. Other tourist villages will be built in the area and foreign of- fers have already been re- ceived, the tourism ministry said. 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Mr. Frizzle, who has just published Ms first book, The Rape of Mozart, says it's easy to be prolific when you're on welfare. "The best thing about it is that it enabled me to concen- trate on writing. There's not much chance to indulge in dis- tractions on or a month. "On the other hand, if I'd known hew damaging it was to my psyche I wouldn't have stayed on." he said. "It wasn't until I got off that I realized how much I'd devel- oped a welfare personality. It took me a long time to read- just socially." When Mr. Frizzle got off welfare he found a temporary job and during the last IVz years he has earned a month on the Vancouver Op- portunities Program. He man- aged to scrape together the printing costs for The Rape of Mozart by living for a year on boiled potatoes, whipped cream and vitamin pills. TOOK OWN LIFE Bruce Amber, the main character in The Rape of Mozart, is modelled after a friend of Mr. Frizzle's who later committed suicide. He killed himself after the book was completed, having read only one page. "He spent a lot of time here while I was writing it because he wanted it to be Mr. Frizzle said. "But then he never read it was too much for him." He says the central theme This fellow no mere elbow-bender HUDDERSFIELD, England (CP) Where other men col- lect stamps, corns or rare books, Gilbert Lawton collects pub names and, naturally, a drop of the local brew. His tally, boosted by an Easter ex cursion to Shropshire and Wales, has readied in 17 years of throat-easing research. He calculates he has drank at least a half-pint of beer in each of the But Law- ton, a Yorkshire newspaper man, is no mere elbow-bender. He has worked out all kinds of precise statistics on his hobby and says his busiest year was 1964 when he gathered pub names in 113 days, an average of 13.477 pubs on each collect- ing day. Memorable names in his col- lection include the Gravedig- gers' Arms and the Jolly Tax- payer at Portsmouth, the naval town; the Bombay Crab in Lon- don't East End; the Doctor Syn- tax in Oldham, Lancashire, and the Help Through at Bury. In Nottingham he encounter- ed two pubs facing each other across a street one called The Old Dog and Partridge and the other The Original Dog and Partridge. The commonest pub name, he says, is the New Inn, followed by the Crown, the Rose and Crown and the Royal Oak. When Britain still had capi- tal punishment, hangman Al- bert Pierrepoint used to run a pub in Oldham called Help The Poor Smuggler. of the novel is that insanity, no matter how latent, fosters insanity. "A person who is either in- sane or bordering on insanity attracts eccentric people. He attracts other misfits. "A perverse nature is inher- ent in all of us if the right breeding grounds are there. Bruce is a natural breeding ground.' The real Brace was one of Mr. Frizzle's few friends dur- ing his stretch on welfare. "I had very few friends be- cause I couldn't do the things other people could go to a movie or invite anybody for dinner." In the bock, A m b e r !s friends are a collection of misfits. There's Morris "with a mouth like a rash" who ends up in prison, the trans- sexual Luther (Candice) Hobbs who prefers to be known as the Countess de la Casa and Orson who spends all his time in a bug-infested hotel room. After creating Bruce Amber, Mr. Frizzle found it almost impossible to get rid of him. "It was jquite traumatic. The character was superim- posed on me and I was talk- ing a lot like this. I was left with what seemed as indelible image." Born in Middleton, N.S., in 1946, Mr. Frizzle wrote his first novel at 14 and had a by- line in a Halifax newspaper when he was in high school. Interspersed with a writing and film-making career, he worked as a library assistant at McGill University, sold pro- grams at Expo 67 and worked as an elevator operator in To- ronto. In Montreal he got a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant which he claims was really a Mafia headquarters. Mr. Frizzle came to Van- couver in 1969 and got a job working as a busboy at Van- couver General Hospital. "That lasted two days. I've never seen such oppression in my life." So he went on welfare and wrote. COLUMNIST'S NOTEBOOK By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Despite its use in spreading terror in horror films, the ta- rantula is not a particularly dangerous insect. Its bite is not as fearsome as its visage. Unless you have a particular allergy the bites of some ants, bees and wasps can be more harmful. The common cold is still the chief enemy of the factory foreman and the office straw boss. From 40 to 50 per cent of all absenteeism is blamed on colds, and the average worker loses four or five days a week because of them. Sixty per cent of the people have from two to three colds a year, and only six per cent go through a year without one. Vanilla is still the favorite ice cream flavor in America. It was first popularized in this country by Thomas Jefferson who returned from the court of French Kng Louis XVI with several hundred vanilla called them "ba- a recipe for ice cream They were quickly gone and he had to write a friend in France to send more. Quotable notables: "We live but once; we owe nothing to posterity; and a man's own happiness counts before that of anything Douglas. Dutch problem: One of the woes of traffic cops in Am- sterdam is that about 50 driv- ers a year manage to drive their vehicles into canals. The special police who have the task of fishing the cars out are called grachtenvissers, or canal fishermen. Puff Puff: Man probably smoked before he learned to read or write. Indians were smoking in South America 000 or more years ago, and in Wyoming pipes were used 000 years ago. But since tobac- co is a New World plant, smoking was probably un- known in the ancient civiliza- tions of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Sacred: Where is it against the law to eat eggs: Accord- ing to the National Geo- graphic Society, the sacred city of Hard war on the Ganges River in India prohi- bits the eating of eggs, as well as fish or meat, lest its repu- tation for sanctity be sullied by the killing of a living crea- i ture. I Wo r t h rememlxring: "A man can go through married life without an angry word or fight, if he'll just shut up when he's wrong and keep still when he's right." Nature lore: The mocking bird can imitate the songs of at least 32 other kinds of birds. Snakes have no eyelids, but they are able to burrow because their eyes are cov- ered by hard, transparent plastic-like caps that protect them from injury. When born, a baby giraffe is as tall as the average adult human being. It was Voltaire who ob- served, "Doctors pour drugs of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, into human beings of whom they know nothing." NEW YORK (AP) You may not be ready for the scrap heap, but your years are showing if You will retire sometime to the 20th not in the 2lst cen- tury. You can remember watch- Ing a barber give three crew cuts in a row. In case a lady faints In public, you still know what to do to revive her. You have seen a runaway horse. As a boy, your ambition was to be a fireman or a po- liceman. When you played cowboy and Indians, nobody wanted to play an Indian. A rich uncle was one who gave you a whole dime in- stead of a nickel on Sunday, The girls in your grammar school wore bloomers in gym class. You never wore a pair of long pants before your 16th birthday. In your youth most of the older men you admired chewed tobacco or smoked pipes or cigars rather than cigarettes.