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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta UK ItTHMIOGI HEKAID Match 1971 Vew hotel pened in itockholm SheratonStockholm Hotel andinavias biggest hotel th 476 rooms has opened doors to guests from all er the Built in partnership with candinavian the new tel rises 100 floors above wntown just cross the channel from the ty The 476 rooms fully airconditioned and irnished in Scandinavian style provide accommodations for 20 Tte million hotel has iree two cocktail bar and four confer nce rooms with complete fa ities for business the marble lobby are also a an SAS ticket of ce and car rental CRUISING ON GERMANYS SCENIC RIVER RHINE Snowcapped Alps to Baltic beaches Germany land of contrasts Germany is a land of con a land of infinite var as Mark Twain phrased Tourists visiting only one or two places get merely the faint est idea of what lies just over the Scenery varies from the jagged snowcapped Alps in the south to the end less beaches along the Baltic and North Germany is the castlecrowded but also the moody moors of the Lueneburg the glitter of Berlin and the peace of medie val towns like This is the true character of Ger many the swift change from a fairytale past to the vital Visitors may explore Fri sian Islands with their gay beach and then head over to gen tle land of dairies and flower Berlin is an easy ex cursion from and Hannover is just as accessible from Air senice is in The great middle part of West Germany is a rolling re gion of quiet ancient country resorts and Con tinuing south into the tourist can visit walled vil lages and climb their romantic Music fans enjoy festi vals in Wuerzburg and other while art lovers have a field day in cities like Nuernburg and Munich opens up the wonderful world of the Germanys south includes charming Lake an inland sea whose shores are green with vineyards and or dotted with inviting re Streamers provide excel lent connections from point to also to the tropical island of Heading back the tour ist penetrates the fabled Black an area endowed with spas like elegant BadenBaden and countless inns serving deli cious country Moving into the valley of the visitors usually proceed through Heidelberg and Frank first in for many North Americans arriv ing in Germany by The itoried Rhine could be traveled one way by river streamer and its a good idea to do par of it by sampling wmes and villages at leisure The taste for good wines lures many Canadians into the valley of the linei with tiny settlements known al over the world for their fine Trier is a living mon ument to Roman Not to be missed either are cities like Koblenz Duesseldorf and Es Stuttgart and Ulm 01 Bamberg and Re warding regions include th Muensterland as well as th the Swabian Alb and the Upper Palatinate Sine there is frequent transAtlanti jet service from North Amen can cities to all parts of Ger offthebeaten path re gions can easily be Englands picturesque cawds becoming silted and stagnant By JOHN LeBLANC LONDON CP The nav vies and the canals are vanish ing For many generations pick andshovel men in England were known as taking their names from the rough andready crews that did the roankilling job of digging Brit ains miles of navigation canals about 200 years Now nobody hears of a The bulldozer and the steam shovel have taken And the canals themselves are getting silted in and stag and in places are little more than muddy rubbish Summer and autumn of this year brought the final loads of coal from the Midlands to Crox ley and Southall over one of these canals in the last working example of the slim boats built to fit TRANSPORT When the canals were built in the they were the wonder of They coidd transport bulk goods c h e a p 1 y f not an intricate net work of waterways and But a lock width of seven feet doomed them for tins Lawsons A COMPLETE SELECTION OF ESCORTED TOURS of EUROPE We Invite You To Make Your Choice From Any Of The Following Donald Ferguson Cooks American Express Frames Southdown Trafalgar Wallace Arnold Penn CIE 6 Gctewavs Globe Globus Fourways Also Special Swinging Holidays For the Under 30s Brochures and ReservaHons Now Available R LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COASTTO COAST MARQUIS HOTEL Phone 3283000 or 3274094 Continental canal builder were Architects le room for widening and deepen which is still going In Britain the only way to g the canals commercially usefu again would be to spend astro nemical Theres no que tion of that being But the miles of cana left are a To fill them in would be as ex pensive as dredging them nothing is done they will be danger to drainage and The British Waterways Boai is allowed a picayune amoun for dredging arid can do litt more than try to keep pace wil the TOURISTS ONLY USERS The only business on the car als to speak of consists of sigh seers chugging along in narro boats and muscling their wa through the locks by couple of families will pile in a 40footer and cruise throng the Grand Canal for a fe with plenty of watersii pub stops at the The Romans seem to hav started the as they 1 many other enterprises in Br ain They are believed to have up the a great from the River Nene at Pete borougS to the Witham at Li and iti L Fossdyke from Lincoln to the j Trent Certainly the Fossdyke was cleaned out by a Bishop Atvva tcr in the reign of Henry I i and then used for j navigation j But the real canal age appar1 ently opened when the third Duke of big I mine ow nci to build a I tn carry coal from his 1 Lancashire collieries to the Knrr Barges used to come up the Fleet River into the heart of Ixmdon near Fleet Street and discharge coal from the north ern canals into an alley railed Now the Fleet 1 n P r is moio lhan a the Sun Lift1 Assuiniicc of i is creeling a huge office building alongside Soacoal Temples dating back years among attractions of tiny Malta Air Canada sells tickets or Olympics Air Canada has been appoint d as the national sales agen y for sale within Canada of II admission tickets and ac ommodation for the 1972 lympic Summer Games to be ield in Munich and Kiel from tagust 26 to September The ctual sale of tickets and ac ommodation will not com mence until April Air Canada offices through ut the country will accept and twld all requests for informa tickets and accommoda Interested parties are in rited to contact their nearest Air Canada office or their tra rel agent as soon as1 possible nformation regarding ti c k e rices and the program o events is available from the German National Tourist Of 47 Place Bonaven Montreal By GERALD WILLIAMS VALLETTA 93 square smaller than Antigua not much more than half the size of is one cf the worlds most inter esting islands for Hannibal is said to been born in Malta and Paul was shipwrecked here in 60 A on the way to his trial in He toreduced Chris tianity during his threemonth converting Hie Reman governor of the who later became ths first Bishop of Malta has been a habitat of man for at least years and has been occupied by the Knights of John of Jeru the French and the In 1964 it became an ndependent member of the British The island can easily be reached put of Canada daily lying Air Canada to London and switching there to British European The direct LondonValletta flight by Tri dent takes 2 50 Anyone who likes to try his hand at aerial photography should get a window seat on the right side of his plane when boarding in The island is noted for its smogfree air and the descent into Luqa airport is just right for some perfect shots of the island capi tal of Valletta and the magnifi cent Grand widely re garded as Europes finest nat ural Although Malta is ody one of five Maltese Islands ui total they cover 122 square half the size of Metropolitan it is the main one and by far the The others are 26 square almost one square and two umn 180 from more than miles east of Gibraltar and almos as many west of the chief attraction with was built by the Knights of John now usual ly known as the Knights of and to the Maltese sim ply as the after thehad repulsed the Turks in a bitter siege of the island in It was named after the Knights Grand Master of that Jean Parisot de La The Knights ruled Malta and contributed materially to its wealth and culture untilr when they were ousted by Na This put an end to their rule but the pres ently headquartered in is represented on the island to day by an The British came in when the Maltese appealed to Ad miral Nelson for help in get ting rid of Napoleons Valletta is built on a mile long promontory rising out of deep water and is flanked by Grand Harbor on one side and by Marsamuscetto or Mars amxett Harbor on the This is a wellplanned possessing some interesting shops and a number of build ings that are very much worth including the CoCathe dral of the most im portant edifice on the islarnd the National and the restored Manoel Thsatre which was originally built as a court theatre by the Knights in 1731 Tcday it is one of the oldest theatres in Operas ballets and concerts are staged there from October through to But Valletta is by no mean all of Malta and there is mud to of the habited Cominotto and The islands lie almost in the dead centre of the Mediterra 140 miles from mainland Europe less than 60 from Si boost for travel A new era in rail tourism has been ushered in by popular de This is the opinion of such well known German tra vel organizations as Hummel and Tigges who have learned with in the last half year that char ter trains are in the charter trains are the perfect means to generate new business as it seems that increasing numbers of tourists leave their automobiles at Working within the frame work of the International Tour ist the German travel organizat ions had chartered Germanrails Inter city trains Among the other at tractions are the archaeologi cal sights which include an un derground temple three sto reys deep that is believed to have been built around and the remains of megalithic temples dating back to the third millennium Animal remains have been found showing that the island was once the home of dwarf elephants the size of Shetland giant land and birds that have been ex tinct for Other interesting sights in clude the old island capital of Mdina that was first built in 700 Pauls Cathedra in the grotto where St Paul lived during his brief stay the fishing fleet at Mars the Blue Grotto which many visitors consider to be superior to the one in and the famous Church of ilosta with its dome that is arger than that of Pauls in A German bomb icrced the dome during tire f5t war but miraculously fail ed to Malta is a sunny av eraging five hours of sunshine day in December and Jan uary and a day in Average daily high tempera Sure runs from 63 in January a 92 in and monthly rain all from virtually nil in July to a modest inches in De Yearly precipitation is about the same as that of Win Most of the larger hotels are equipped with swimming pools and the 160room Corinthia Palace next door to the gover norgenerals residence at has a diving pool sep arate from the swimming Mvch of the sea around Malta is fine for swimming from May through The island is wellequipped with hotels and guest the tourist board list showing about a hundred on the main 10 on Gozo and one on In size they range from four bedrooms to the 214 room Mellieha Bay and include a 204room Hilton and a 200 room Rates run from to per person per day European Plan on a twctoaroom and from to per day with all meals About half the hotels add 10 per cent service charge to bills in lieu of The currency here is and English and Ital ian are widely spoken on the Toppling Bahamas black threatened Trouble in Paradise for their Winter Vaeationby CharterTrain Even before the season the travel organizations were faced with unexpectedly heavy book To their and to the satisfaction of their cli they found not only that Germanrail let them charter additional trains from this group heretofore used exclu sively in its Trans Europe Express but that they were also able to cut the sur charge for these trains by al most fifty per The price cut in charter train travel was achieved in the face of an overall increase in train By KAY BARTLETT The Bahamas AP For the this beautiful archipelago of islands is a para dise playground of goombay and conch chowder and straw crystal clear waters burst ing with beautiful reefs and teeming with tropical gam bling casinos and a chance to P O Lines offer summer safaris to South Africa Modern safaris its an and Fre bic word meaning go mantle plus employ every means of Durban and Cape portation available from This land tour takes in ships to to helicopters only South but both sa f aris end with flights from Jo lannesburg to Rio de Janeiro md back to All the shooting on these toro to buses and jeeps and two P and 0 Lines South African Sa faris will depart from Van couver in July and The July aboard the liner sails from Vancouver for Pago Colombo and Durban where those on sa fari leave the ship and fly first to Cape then to Johan deep in South Africas gold country There are visists to Kruger National Vic toria and to native vil lages and bush country in South Africa and For the August P and Os Orsova is the Ports of call include four Australian cities SoKUCIUT r I O A colorful souvenir licence welcoming visitors to Saskatchewan Homecoming will soon be available to Saskatchewan The plates were unveiled in Rcgina when a formal presen tation of the first commemora tive plate was made to Home coming Gardi ner Retail price for the plate is 1 They may be attached to existing plates on both front and rear of any adventures will be dons by The trophies Photos and films of dozens of differ ent animals native to the Afri can continent ze lions and hordes of elephants that Diishwise guides tempt to the water holes and clearings with icir favorite the Reservations for a P and 0 African Safari may be made through a travel agent or any P and 0 Lines buy dutyfree rum and per Four years The Bahamas looked like it might become a paradise for the when a black in a ountry 80 per cent took power for the first time in a 300year Many who danced in the streets that January night four years ago are better off today with better better housing a chance for more educa tion for their A employed are now out of instrumental in the victory of the black the progressive Liberal would like to see the countrys first black Prime Minis ter Lynden The Bahamians came to power with dreams of finding the better life for their They also came with little expe rience in the business of run ning a government and a coun They quickly replaced the men who had kept the mecha nism running the effi cient English civil tho kind who probably would stand in line in the rain to pay his A Bahamian businessman of mixed racial ancestry assessed the change this way THE ISLANDS Theyve ruined the 1 have a small business two The executives are on the second the workmen on the first How do you think this business wuld run if I suddenly put the workmen up here in charge and the execu tives downstairs Thats exactly what has happened in The Ba The inefficiency found hi The Bahamas amused many a tour ist and frustrated many a high powered foreign businessman long before the Pindling govern ment took But some say its gotten How much of this is responsi ble for the downturn in tourism is impossible to for the first time in the history of this winter vacationland for the rich and summer playground for the middle tourism was down in slightly less than two per The bad turnout in 1970 seemed even more serious since 1969 showed the highest tourism climb in the history of the is The vital tourist industry accounts for 70 per cent of the gross national 60 per cent of government revenue and twothirds of the jobs in a coun try of about There now is also unemploy ment in a country of traditional full The govern ment figure is per but critics claim it is Foreign investment has dropped slowing down con struction sharply in Freeport and to a lesser extent in Nas the capital and home of 60 this chain of 700 islands that fan out from Florida over square miles in the The 1970 budget fell 12 per cent lower than Bahamas Airways Other airlines servicing the is lands have cut their Apartments and condomi niums in the miracle boomtown of Freeport are sitting Money is Savings and loan associations say withdraw als have exceeded deposits for the last 18 Critics put the bulk of the blame for these problems on the Pindling They charge he has lost investor His supporters charge the sagging economy is simply a result of recession in the United His opponents predict they will topple Pindling in the next rumored by some to be called in Pindling is confident of vic and he will be hard to particularly among the overthehill poor and largely He is their first black a man who emerges with the combined best qualities of Abra ham Lincoln and perhaps Mar per cent of the population of tin Luther King Get in and GO ALLTERRAIN VEHICLES Just name the conditions rocky lake country and COOT will get you inroughi Great for hunt or just spoils Industrial advantages Action fourwheel drive and ar J ticulating sturdy steel twist action Just get in and go CONTACT CANADAS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR A Division of Ace Explosives HOME OFFICE 6026 5th STREET CALGARY PHONE 2528156 AREA CODE 403 Ploasft Indicate In reply Dealer1 or Tarsonal For Those Travelling On Group and Charter Flights to Britain and Europe in 1971 World Travel are Agents for the following tour companies Car hire in Eurail Pass British Rail Wallace Arnold Europabus For Further Information Contact Us Book Now Phone 3287921 or 3281771 Southdown and Glenton Cooks Frames Trafalgar Tour 9 Pleasant Scandinavia Alt INQUIRIES WCLCOMEI WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE Office open Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5 903 3rd IETHBRIDGE FREE PARKING AT REAR OF BUILDING ;