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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, March IS, 1074 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD f Have healthy holiday CHICAGO (CP) Some- times world travel can be hazardous to your health and the American Medical Associ- ation has prepared a booklet to point out the dangers. The booklet, designed to help doctors in counselling their patients prior to an overseas trip, was prepared by Dr Henry Howe, associate director of the AMA depart- ment of environmental, public and occupational health It says that perhaps the most obvious contributor to stress in the modern travel style is the great speed that lands the air traveller in a different time rhythm from that in which he departed Some call this "jet lag fa- tigue Studies show that physical and mental effects may be temporarily serious for an in- dividual immediately involved in business decisions before becoming adjusted to a time- zone change FUNCTIONS AFFECTED Physiological functions, in- cluding the sleep-wake cycle, digestion, body temperature, pulse rate, kidney function, hormone levels and alertness operate according to the usual day-night cycle. An appre- ciable rest period is required to adjust to a time zone four or more hours removed from his customary one. A simple rule of thumb calls for rest stops of a day after crossing four to six time zones and two days after seven to 10. In pre-travel health con- sultation, the physician is re- minded to counsel patients re- garding changing patterns of taking regular medications, such as insulin for diabetics. Pre-fhght conditioning ex- ercises, such as a graduated program of walking up to three miles a day, are recom- mended In flight, travellers are urged to partake spar- ingly of food and alcoholic drinks, and to get up and walk about the plane occasionally on long trips. Pregnant women in the eighth month or with a his- tory of spontaneous abortion are among medical risk groups that should be advised against long flights. GUARD AGAINST DISEASE Pre-travel health prepara- tions should include immuni- zation against diseases to which the traveller may be exposed in countries along his route Vaccination against eight -diseases should be con- typhoid, diphtheria, tetanus, influenza, polio, infectious hepatitis and measles In addition, certain other immunizations may be in order, depending on areas to be fever, cholera, typhus, plague, tu- berculosis and trypanoso- miasis. an African disease transmitted by die tsetse fly. Precautions against insects in some areas, such as use of insect repellents and mosquito bars for sleeping, should be advised Travellers' diarrhea is a common affliction. The book- let advises strict adherence to well-cooked meat, fish and vegetables and use of only bottled or boiled water or some water disinfectant This means avoiding salads, previously peeled raw fruits and vegetables, ice or drinks, local milk and un- cooked meat or fish. Vi k XV- 7-i, f Mayan pyramid rises from jungle at Uxmal Mexico beefs up production of Yucatan peninsula tours By JUNE GOODWIN Christian Science Monitor YUCATAN, Mexico The only thing wrong with Caribbean vacations is that they can drive a person bananas Swaying palm trees, perpetual sun and unending water all the cliches, and nothing to see Enough people obviously like what the Caribbean symbolizes, however, to make Mexico use the word to describe its own peninsula of Yucatan which juts out into the tropic sea. But it is extending the invitation before Yucatan is quite ready for the hordes. There is some question, too, that the underpopulated and underdeveloped area will ever "be ready for what's going to hit it Plenty of French and Italians have already discovered the Yucatan, moving in enormous buses from ruin to ruin across the flat land. Still, the Yucatan is one excellent solution for vacationers who are driven around the (Caribbean) bend. In Yucatan there are things to see. The awesome pyramids of Chichen Itza and Uxmal (pronounced built 300 to 900 A.D.. rise up from IQNDON jungle growth as mysteriously as they are supposed to. They were pictured that way in National Geographic, that way in films and, really, they are that way in real life. You don't have to imagine very hard to be awed by how the short, round-headed Mayans made these .startling gray stone cities, invented the calendar which the Aztecs took over, and spread all the way to today's Guatemala. The two most indelible Mayan images, aside from the pyramids themselves, are of the god Chac-mool (a man- like figure reclining on his back with a plate on his and the stylized ram god whose nose curls up like a New Year's whistle. Certain tastes you also will inevitably take with you from, the Yucatan. One is of lime, which is used on every food imaginable. Another flavor is of watermelon, sold in slices on the streets. One reason the Yucatan is likely to be inundated soon by tourists is that a new ferry has begun operations from Miami to Puerto Morelos on the Caribbean side of the peninsula. The ferry, run by Commodore Lines, will carry cars and a lot more U.S. license plates may pop up here. A car in fact is the best method for getting to the ruins. Second-best is to fly into Merida and take tours from there. Mexicana also stops at Menda as well as Cozumel. The Mexicans are not totally without foresight in planning for the coming tourists. A huge development called Cancun is being created, under the aegis of the Bank of Mexico, on what once was an uninhabited, mangrove infested island off the mainland. By 1976, a swooping white beach, with absolutely impeccable beach credentials, will sport a string of hotels built by Braniff, Western, Holiday Inn, etc By then, the problem of mosquitoes, flies, and sand flies will be solved if not by the United Nations expert now tackling the job, certainly by the mere presence of so many humans. If you would like to get there before hordes, you" might try one of the Cancun hotels which opened in December. But don't expect to find any postcards or much else around. Johannesburg gets seat stadium JOHANNESBURG A R5- million million) indoor sports stadium that will seat is to be built in the heart of Johannesburg. Envisaged as the "sports city of South it is scheduled to be completed within 18 months, and will have parking for cars. Jaap de Villiers. a millionaire property magnate who is behind the project, said the stadium would be one of the best in the world and the first of its kind in South Africa. It will include office accommodation for the 47 indoor sports organizations at present scattered round the country. "We plan to house all these organizations under one roof." he said. Via PWA Boranj: 707 Whichever way you look at it. you can't do better than go with us. Model Boy Scout camp set up on Expo grounds For further tnfoimaiioti and i contact... JUU.WOIU TOWEL SERVICE 608 5th South 32S-7S21 Ample (writing of building SPOKANE A suspension bridge over the tumbling Spokane River on the Expo'74 World's Fair site will take visitors to a model Boy Scout campsite. Gaily colored tents erected in three tiers along the riverbank will shelter 24 scoots, two junior and two adult leaders. Visitors can watch scouts prepare their meals in the new, approved method of cooking over butane flame, or perhaps join them as they sing around the campfire at night Each troop of boys will spend one week on the fairgrounds, and will be available to serve as escorts. guides, direction givers, or to help a weary mother tend to her active youngsters. The scouts will rasie and lower the flags that will fly over the 100-acre fairgrounds each day from May 4 to November 3. Mr. George Robery, Service Troop Committee Chairman, said, "This unique summer camp experience is an excellent way for the boys to earn merit badges in Citizenship in the World, in the Nation, and in the Community, and to work on their personal fitness badges, as well as camping and cooking badges Venice hears her death knell as lagoon seeks reclaim city VENICE (AP) Of all the stricken, decaying cities in the world, this incomparable jewel of a city hears its death knell every time the two Moors on the clock tower in St Mark's Square strike the hour. Fifteen hundred years ago, Venice sprang from the sea to become the city of Marco Polo and Tintoretto, of Titian, Casanova and Shy lock; of Lord Byron swimming home from a bacchanalia along the Grand Canal; of Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway astride the stools in Harry's Bar, of Winston Churchill with his paint box before the Doge's Palace, and Truman Capote riding forth to greet the dawn in a black gondola. Now, the lagoon on which Venice sits is rising up to reclaim her, or Venice is sinking back into it scientists haven't quite figured out which, but the wa- ter, green and slimy and pol- luted, is advancing at the rate of one inch every five years. Each November flood waters three feet deep and more engulf the piazzetta, so that tourists literally have to walk the plank to wade their way into the architectural masterpieces in this matchless island city. MONUMENTS ERODED The great petrochemical in- dustries in the mainland sub- urbs of Mestre and Marghera that sustain Venice's population are proving the death of her. Hundreds of artesian wells have lowered the water table of the lagoon and drained its subsoil, causing the city to sink. Dredging 50-foot navigation channels for supertankers has strengthened tidal currents which erode the lagoon. Air and hot water discharges from the mainland plants are eating away at the stone monuments and buildings "on her canal banks. Her 177 canals, all 28 miles of them, have become an open sewer. Venice never had a sewage system, but the action of the tides, six hours in and .six hours out, used to wash the city clean But the tides have altered. Recently a dead dog floated about the city for three days. Before the Second World War, central heating was rare in Venice; now fuel oil fumes mixed with sea air corrode the old palazzos and Renaissance merchant warehouses. The la- goon has been poisoned by in- dustrial wastes and agricultural fertilizers washed down front the mountains by heavy rains. Her great palaces and churches have become wheezy and rheumatic, creaking with dampness and age, pulverized by Adriatic winds, lashed by violent storms, lifted above the rising waters by the addition of a new ground floor every few years, washed by the wake of motorboats, coated with green mold and slowly subsiding into the muddy ooze. CHEMICALS BLAMED "There are so many com- ponents in air, the old stones can't says Dr. Roberto Frasetto of the Na- tional Research Council. "They survived for generations, but they can't abide the chemical and physical actions of the present atmosphere." After years of delay and de- bate, the Italian assembly has passed a omnibus bill to finance a sewerage sys- tem, mobile dikes to protect the lagoon entrances and residential restoration in Venice. A consortium cf international bankers, headed by New York's Lehman Brothers, has agreed to handle the bond issue. After the disastrous flood of 1966, when the water crested at more than six feet in St. Mark's Square, a report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization warned that Venice in the next three decades was in danger of losing works of art paintings, buildings and statues to pollution and decay. Since then, while the city still sinks, dozen of private groups in Europe and America, such as the British Venice in Peril Fund, the Italian Committee for Ve- nice, the American Inter- national Fund for Monuments, have rushed to restore more than paintings and mo- saics and several dozen pal- aces, warehouses and churches. After eight months of parliamentary debate, homes in Venice were supposed to switch to methane gas heat by November; but because of rising costs, the law was delayed. Venice industry, which has three years to comply with a new law on pollution, is seeking a post- ponement. Dutch and Japanese hydrographic experts were called in to advise Venice. A research ball crammed with instruments was dropped in the lagoon to study the tide action. Six months later, with Italian television cameras poised, it was opened. Someone had made off with the instruments. Baja road opens MEXICO CITY (Reuter) Mexico has finally ended the. isolation of Baja California, opening up a region of rugged mountains and lonely deserts which has changed little since Spanish explorer Hernando Cortes sailed there in 1533. A long thin finger jutting southward from the state of California across the border, the peninsula now is linked from end to end by a mile highway. The result will be to make its magnificent scenery, rich hunting and fishing and inviting climate accessible to tourists. After the 16th century Spanish explorers came others missionaries, then United States troops during a war with Mexico in 1847 and six years later, mercenaries led by American adventurer William Walker. But most of the peninsula remained a rugged frontier area with unspoiled beaches, isolated fishing camps and old Spanish missions. Now it faces a new invasion by tourists. The trans peninsular highway links the bustling border city of Tijuana with Cape San Lucas of the southern tip of Baja California. Hotels, restaurants and beach resorts are under construction along the highway. The Herald Travel Airlines cutting back food items By ROBERT L1NDSEY New York Times Service NEW YORK Was the steak missing on your last flight to Miami? Did the stewardess neglect to give you a bag of nuts with your martini? The nation's air travellers, who have learned to expect a meal at feet as an inherent right, are discovering these days that the cuisine is not always what it used to be Some airlines have begun to cut back because of soaring food prices and other financial pressures Trans World Airlines no longer serves nuts to transcontinental economy- class passengers. In an experiment to test public reaction, Eastern Airlines last month stopped serving meals on some mealtime flights. Pan American World Airways offers passengers casserole meals as an alternative to high-priced beef on some Boeing 747 flights. Other airlines have taken similar economy steps. For the most part, the changes have been relatively modest; some airlines say they have made no changes in their menus But several are pressing to end free meals altogether on some flights, especially on shorter trips of about three hours or less. The issue has surfaced, at a time when air fares have been rising at the fastest clip in more than a decade. Trans- Atlantic excursion fares, for example, have jumped more than 20 per cent in the last year And domestic airlines raised fares 5 per cent on Dec 1 and plan to end most cut- rate discount fares in June. The move to curtail meals was initiated by financially pressed Eastern Airlines. In a petition to the Civil Aeronautics Board asking approval for airlines to negotiate mutual reductions in meal service, the carrier asserted: "Like overheated homes and large luxury cars which the American public is learning to live without, essential inflight services also may have to yield to just providing reliable air transportation service Eastern's proposal was conditionally supported by American Airlines and National Airlines, whose chairman and president, L. B. Maytag, said recently: "We'd like to see some of these -amenities come to an end. Of course, we would all have to agree to do this. It wouldn't be possible for one carrier to cut it out." Noting that National had spent about last year on food, Mr. Maytag added: "It's an area where substantial savings could be made I'd like to see it come about" Recently, the CAB turned down Eastern's application to hold joint airline talks on reducing meal service. The board held that its request for an exemption to anti-trust barriers to prohibit such talks was too broad. It also said it felt that, for now, airline managements should continue to do as they have in the past determine on an individual basis what kind of service they offer passengers. But the issue is not dead. A spokesman for Eastern said there was the possibility of resubmitting the application on different grounds. Biggest fun palace in the East JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Few promoters in their wildest dreams could have come up with anything like the multi million dollar Garden of Fantasies that is rising on the shores of Jakarta harbor. In size, scope and cost, it will be the biggest, brassiest and bawdiest fun palace in the East. Built on 338 acres along the shores of Tanjong Priok, about four miles from downtown Jakarta. Jaya Ancol, will have everything from hamburgers to jai alai. Planned, built or under construction are. a seat jai alai stadium: a 40 lane bowling centre; an 850 seat drive in moyie theatre; a motor racing circuit; an 18 hole golf course; a swimming pool with man made waves for surf riding; a 26 pool aquarium and a seat oceanarium; a yacht club: assorted massage parlors, steam baths, bars, casinos and all night restaurants; trade fair and children's amusement park. COST SECRET The total cost is a secret between Lt. Gen. Ali Sadikin, governor of Jakarta and one of the main movers, and the money men. The land, once a mangrove swamp, belongs to the Jakarta administration. Passport Photos Candid Weddmgt Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 7103rdAveS Phone 328-022? Home off the range, The next time you're heading for Calgary, call our toll-free reservation number first. Zenith 6-6014. Or ask your travel agent to reserve a room. Then come on home to friends. Downtown Calgary. 9th Ave. 1st St., next to the Calgary Tower. CP O ;