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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta %B - THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD - Friday, M*rch 2, 1973 JAL to increase Canada flights Japan Air Lines will increase Its services between Vancouver and Tokyo to four flights a week this summer, the airline's head office in Tokyo announced. The additional flight during the summer peak season was revealed as part of the airline's plans for its 1973 fiscal year. (In Vancouver, JAL's Regional Manager, Mike Inui, commented: "The additional DC-8 flight on Sundays has been edded to cope with the antici- pated heavy bookings this summer. Advance reservations indicate Japanese vacationers and students will be coming to Canada in even larger numbers in 1973, and the recent revaluation of the Yen makes a holiday here more attractive than ever.") Inauguration of new flights between Japan and China will be planned if such traffic rights are obtained from the governments concerned. Have You Booked or Registered for your HOLIDAY FLIGHT TO EUROPE? Book now and avoid disappointment! A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE is your agent for the following tour Operators in Europe . . .  Global Carnival spirit prevails Shrovetide in Bohemia Cooks Trafalgar Frames American Express rourways Horizon Southdown We will handle all your travel arrangements remember ... "A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL is appointed Agent for all MAJOR AIRLINES and STEAMSHIPS "For the Best in Travel . . . ALL-WAYS" Call or Visit . . . A.M.A. World Travel Service 608 5th Ave. S. - Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 - All enquiries welcome Office open Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to S p.m. Ample free parking at rear of building SHROVETIDE CELEBRANTS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA Celebrate mid-March break TORONTO - The Canadian spring school vacation will be celebrated as far as 1,000 miles away from any classroom in the country. The United States Travel Service (USTS) announced that three communities in the southern U.S. have planned special festivities to welcome Canadian families vacationing during the mid-March break. The oldest celebration is Canadian-American Days at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, scheduled March 17-25. For the 12th consecutive year' an extensive series of activities is planned including a folk music festival, garden tours, golf contest, children's day at the amusement park, an antique show and sale, band concerts and beach games. There will be a reception for French Canadians at Coastal Carolina Regional Campus. To keep pace with the influx of Canadians and northern U.S. residents at all times ot the year, Myrtle Beach has been involved in a multi-million dollar expansion program creating a wider choice of all types of accommocations, recreation facilities and other services. Located in the vicinity of the 50 miles of white sand beaches are more than 30,000 hotel rooms, 8,000 campsites and twelve 18-hole golf 'courses with ten more on the way. Farther south, Jekyll Island situated off the southern Georgia coast has set aside March 21 as the date of the annual Canadian Appreciation Day. Activities planned include a golf tournament, reception, dinner and dance. The town of Surfside in Florida S sponsoring their 11th annual SalVe to Canada Week March 17-24. For families vacationing from Ontario and Quebec, Surfside has arranged a special program of events: the Canadian Turf Handicap and Surfside Purse, an aqua show, shuffleboard contest, tennis tournaments and card party. Evening entertainment features ballet, a movie night, a St. Patrick's Day Canadian Club Dance, a symphony performance and the Miss Surfside - Canada Beauty Pageant. PRAGUE - The snow is deep in the Giant Mountains of Bohemia and it will be awhile before the first thaw comes to the foothills. Children throw snowballs, but when they sleep they dream of painted eggs while their elders plan for "carnival" - or Shrovetide as it's known in Czechoslovakia. If the winter has been harsh, the carnival spirit of Shrovetide will erase bitter memories, for this is the time for the young in heart, when everyone comes running to hear the bailiff's joyous proclamation: "All people are herewith given notice that ort pain of death from 2 p.m. today until midnight, everybody must laugh and be merry!" Shrovetide has been celebrated in Bohemia since time long forgotten and this year will he marked on March 6. Czechs imported it from countries where it was "born". To date scholars are unsure as to its origin, whether pagan or Christian. Czechs, however, were quick to make their own adaptation. The show begins with Shrovetide himself decked out in white shirt and broad white trousers, stuffed with feather comforters, a white night cap set smartly atop his head. His left, hand holds four aces, his right a pitcher to be filled with beer. Behind trails a priest to give lu'm the last rights before his departure from this world. A curious retinue follows: two ministrants, four gravediggers, Shrovetide's wife with a baby, two adult sons, his daughter Margaret and her lover, a judge, and finally, another star of the show, Lent, who will take over for the next forty days. The stage is set, the action unfolds. Shrovetide presents himself to the judge who will summarily pass sentence on him for, his evildolng: having fathered countless illegitimate offspring and had more than his share of the grain and the grape, By midnight the bell will toll and Shrovetide's days of wine and roses will be over. Lent takes over on the morrow! Symbolically the ceremony continues. Shrovetide resists, but he is overwhelmed. He is tied to a stretcher, given absolution by the priest and four gravediggers take him to a trench lined with snow where he will be drowned. The merriment gathers momentum. The music plays and all dance wildly in the streets, stopping occasionally to quaff their beer. The innkeeper, beer mug in herd, greets the merry-makers and welcomes them to the gaily decorated hall. Inside everything is ready, green brushwood, bright paper lanterns and a full barrel of Czech beer. The solemn welcoming cf the contrabass begins. The inn-keeiiv1 tows before the contrabass, and the musician who plays it receives a full pewter of beer which he must bot- toms-up on behalf of the contrabass. The playing, drinking and dancing feverishly accelerates. Foods* are served and ribald stories told. Then a bear, led by a keeper, joins in the fun, toppling everyone in his wake, and stealing food from the tables. As the hands in the clock tower approach midnight, a silent and poetic procession enters. Young men and women appear carrying a large vase of flowers. The last dance begins. The lights go out, the fettered Shrovetide is led away to be drowned, the bear is dealt with, and the contrabass put in a corner, not to be played again. And with the tolling of midnight bells, it's over for another year. Accept credit cards SOFIA - A total of 70 first class restaurants and 42 first class hotels now accept Western credit cards in Bulgaria. The card accepted by these establishments are American Express, Diners Club, Bank-Americard (Chargex in Canada), Eurocard-Interbank, and Carte Blanche. Passport Photos Candid Wedding* - Pic-ore Framing - Photo Supplin A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 710 3rd Ave S. Phone 328-0222 EASTER in HAWAII Departure from VANCOUVER TOUR No. 1 Depart Vancouver April 19th 10 nights Return April 29th TOUR No. 2 Depart Vancouver April 20th 8 nights Return April 28th Priced from $297 double occupancy. Children's reductions available! limited numbers of seats. book nowi Call Delores at 328-7921 for reservations. A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL 608 - 5th ave. south phone 328-7921 EATON'S Use Your Eaton Budget Charge. \ No Down Payment, Pay Monthly. J SATURDAY IS YOUR FINAL DAY TO SHARE IN OUR BIG ANNIVERSARY SALE. RECHECK YOUR FLIER... GREAT BUYS FOR YOU, YOUR HOME AND FAMILY Men's "Cortei" Sport Shirts Smart looking sport shirts made of polyester and cotton knit. Long sleeve style. Plain and fancy patterns. Sizes: small, medium, large and ^ QQ extra large. EACH Q*. Men's Wear, Main Floor Men's "Jac" Shirts Fashioned with double back, button front and two breast pockets. Assorted block checks in red, blue and green. Wool blend. Sizes; small, medium, Qi99 large and extra large. EACH Men's Wear, Main Floor Boys' Turtle Neck Knit Pullovers Permanent press. 65% polyester and 35% cotton. Long sleeve style. Colors: green, wine, blue, brown and rust. Sizes: small, medium and a| AfJ large. EACH | ,WW Boys' Wear, Main Floor Girls' Stretch Nylon Slims Fashioned with high waist and with contrast white stitched down the front. Two patch pockets, zipper front and two buttons on the waist. Navy M AG with white stitch only. Sizes 7 to 14. EACH 4bJ Girls' Wear, Main Floor Girls' Pinwale Cord Baggies The latest wide legs and cuffed bottoms. Cotton corduroy pants have a self waist band and zip fly front. Colors: blue, yellow and pink. "Til 9 EACH f '* Girls' Wear, Main Floor Sizes 7 to 14. The Man Tailored Shirt So popular with most women. Finished in tapered style . . . inner and outer. Long sleeves. Choose from assorted geometric prints. 100% cotton. &iS9 Newest spring shades. Sizes 10 to 18. EACH tj| Sportswear, Main Floor Women's Long Sleeve Blouses Fashioned with button front. Long sleeves and French cuffs. "Peier Pan" collar with matching tig bow if desired. 65% polyester and 35% cotlcn. Colors: &k QQ white, yellow and red. Sizes 10 to 16. EACH Q'0'1 Sportswear, Main Floor Junior Miss Clothing Oddments We've taken these right from our regular stock and priced them 'way low .for quick clearance. For the young miss in the 8 to 14x size group. Included are blouses, knit tops, pant dresses and pant suits. Assorted colors. 4 DO 4 AO Sizes 8 to 14x. EACH | to | �JJ Sportswear, Main Floor Keystone 880 Slide Projector Remote control. All Kodak zoom lens can be used on this machine. Color: grey. EACH Cameras, Second Floor 94-95 West Bend Boutique Percolators 9-cup capacity. Gaily printed exterior. Colors: Harvest, White, and Avocado. EACH Small Appliances, Second Floor 8 .99 3.99 Empire Coffee Maker 10-cup capacity. Automatic thermostat keeps coffee hot. Classic design. Fully automatic. Color: Avocado. EACH Small Appliances, Second Floor Westmark Percolator Fully automatic 5 to 9 cup capacity. Attractive butterfly motif. Full flavor assured by correct time, temperature control. Color finish is heat and stain Qr9fl resistant. Colors: Poppy and Harvest. EACH ^) Small Appliances, Second Floor Ronson Hair Dryer 16* Extra large fan for fas't drying. Well balanced with "natural angle" handle for easy comfortable holding. Quiet operation. Hot or cool drying temperatures. White only. EACH Small Appliances, Second Floor Carpet your home with 'So Fair' nylon shag! See the way this lustrous nylon shag adds exeitemenf and warmth to your homel Shag is 1.3" deep, non-allergenic. Comes in colorations of sea spray, corn silk, silver most, heather green, golden summer, spice rum, red velvet. if A �f Q SQ. YD. 12,W 12' wide. Floor Coverings, Second Floor g.S9 Laurentian carpeting--long in wear, in style Sheared sculptured brcadloom in long-wearing Acri-lan keeps its great looks for yearsl In two-tones of sunset red, tangerine, beige, white, golden, morning sun, French green, verdant greeny summer tones. 12' wide. SQ. YD. Floor Coverings, Second Floor Eaton's Majestic 7x50 Binoculars Here's value in an excellent Majestic 7x50 magnification binocular. Field-7.10. Coated optics. Will make an excellent gift or just what you want for OC|i95 your own use. Gunmetal black. EACH �w Cameras, Second Floor 23-95 Another Good Binocular Buy You'll like the value offered on this high quality binocular. Features 7x35 magnification. Has coated optics. Gunmetal black. EACH Cameras, Second Floor Phentex 3-ply Yarn Only because it is classed as "seconds" are we able to offer you this grand Phentex 3-ply yarn at such a saving. It's machine washable, long wearing and just what you want for slippers, rugs, bedspreads, pillows and so many other useful A ball* *f Q7 items. 3.2 ounce weight � for | 1 Wools, Lower Floor BUY LINE 328-8811. SHOP TONIGHT (FRIDAY) UNTIL 9 AND SATURDAY 9 TO 5:30 ;