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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGI HEKAID MarcK 1971 Miami the city beautiful now paradise polluted BANGKOK AP This is ie first time I have been io a woman tourist toM Bangkok I can ell you it is the last She nas complaining that udeness and inefficiency at LAND OF TEMPLES AND DANCERS Bali becoming Paradise Lost By ED BLANCHE DEN Bali AP The copperskinned natives really do wear flowers in their The girls really are beauti ful and The sand on the beach really is as fine as talcum The days really are lazy and This is the legendary is east of the Indonesi ans call Pulau the Isle of Or Paradise Jets loaded with tourists are invading this gentle land of tem dancers and flower chil Its only a trickle about a But in the next couple of years this is ex pected to The Indonesian government Is all for the Its trying to get its fledgling tourist indus try going because it has little money to spare on building it the natural place to starl was a readymade resort with the exotic palmswaying al lure for tourists and their dol Once airport Stone Mick Prince As they do with the Balinese greeted them with ex otic elegance and showered hem with fragrant flower pet the new Internationa at Ngurah Rai was opened last major airlines were quick to jump on the band Now two or three jet liners a day roar in over the white Several big hotel are PRICES CLIMB Land pnces have skyrock Scrubcovered tracts along the beaches that two years ago were just so much worthless sand now sell for as much as an Bali already has attracted some big names Prince Ingrid VicePresident Spiro Australian Prime Minister John Rolling TAPISAIE tegular C QC MUSICLAND 13th mat 3rd Here are the original flower all shy charm and in smiles and There are no beggars to embar rass the as there are in Jakarta and The very earth is swept clean in villages and curious fu sion pagan Bud dhism and unique Hinduism tracing back culture are living things For Balis three million is landers in the life is simple and pleasant so far little trou bled by the outside world of tel evision commuters and the hard Food is abundant on this lush isle of coconut banana trees and breezeswept terraces of green rice But times are changing im perceptibly but chang Some Balinese feel their is land paradises days are num The loose caste based originally on the strict Hindu caste system but never ligidly observed by the easygo ing is disintegrating Where once the islands beau ties went they now modestly wear blouses and Only the very young and vary old go The a u t h o r 11 i e s are also cracking down on at tracted by Balis Edenlike But the hippie syndrome is catching on among younger Ba whove turned on with long Japanese motorcycles and wild far removed from the graceful Ga mclan orchestras and centu nesoid dances of their Its said a young Balinese tourist Were discovering new But deep inside weve not abandoned the oid Were still Miami was one great place to recalls Associated Press writer Ben who took his family there 20 years Now The City Beautiful may be torn ing into a Paradise By BEN FUNK MIAMI AP The northern cold nipped at our heels all the way from to the southeast coast of somewhere south of Palm we passed through an in visible climate barrier and into the balmy embrace of the sub The warm air was scented by salty sea breezes and the per fume of orange Blue and turquoise surf splashed up on clean Atlantic Ocean Pelicans soared in for mation along the peer ing down in search of The sky seemed filled with It was Our des tination was that special haven of northerners seeking respites from the cold and the grime back We hoped to remain all of our Coming from where the winter days of 1951 were dark with the smoke of coal fur naces burning in thousands of we were struck by the sight of seaside towns spreat out in pastle colors over white And in Miami we found every thing we The waters were the air free of man the fishing the life jolly and unhur The 10mile drive home from the office was a 15minute breeze over roads and shaded by spreading banyan trees and flowering poincianas Key Biscayne was a wild co conut plantation inhabited bj raccoons and a small colony o humans who had settled on th island to get away from it all Its miles of beaches along th ocean and Biscayne Bay wer lear of manmade 10 nuffion visitorswere elbow We could stroll through hard vood hammocks teeming with swim in any body of walk a lonely beach and watch the moon rise out of the sparkling the waters and filling the eastern sky with i golden N NAME OF PROGRESS In those the tourist season was December to The rest of the most of the hotels closed and the town belonged to the na It was a great place to But the drumbeaters were Resort land pro counties and the state were spending luge sums of money to lure leople to this unique corner of he They were com ing in rapidlygrowing in the loudlytrumpeted name of began the subtle but sure process of de stroying everything we had come here to More and more people meant more more more more more Human wastes poured in an everincreasing flood into the the Miami the bay and the Fumes from automobile exhausts and jet planes fouled the oncepure Hammocks were flattened by the Dredges man gled the Mile after hotels and motels marched up the beaches gaudy monuments to the tour ist the oceans be hind a concrete Urbanization gobbled up thou sands of acres of land each wiping out everything nat ural that steed in its And one day we took a good look Suddenly we knew that we had kissed the good life The offseason for tourists quickly By some ing the natives off the side winter and summer That was 10 times more than descended on us in The pollution and widespreac draining and filling of spawning grounds badly hurt the once great sport of Miami has never permittee industrial smokestacks in the But automobile and je plane exhausts and municipa incinerators do a complete jot of polluting the There are 10 cars for every 22 residents of Dade County anc they double in cumbers every five Still the drums As we increase the prefer ence for Florida in the pubh trumpets a recent bulle tin of the Florida department o we can increas our tourist traffic If it is says Dad Counys polluiun conrol off Peer the time wi come when we will have dens smogs lasting for despii the trade winds and the absenc of mountains to trap the polli After a joint federalstate en forcement tl Miami Metropolitan Commi on was ordered to prepare i a s t e r plan for a wati there have bee laster plans The water pollution problem so so complicate o expensive to a r wnal attack on it will take ong time to The Where to rest on your travels Vacationers this coming sea son would do well to obtain a copy of the 1971 Alberta Gov ernment Travel Bureaus Guide to Approved Accom Its now available and is free for the Whether you prefer a hotel or campground or trail er guest fishing lodge or ski theyre all Hotels and motels are classified under the cities in which they are Other accommodation is detailed in individual Even without the the Travel Bureau you in choosing suitable stopping The distinctive Ap proved Accommodation sign outside any operation indicates that the owner has partici pated voluntarily in the prov inces inspection plan and tha his establishment has compilec with four basic requirement of cour tesy and All ac commodation facilities to Al berta are inspected each yea by qualified personnel of th If youd like a write th Alberta Government Trave 1629 Centennial Bulk Can For Those Travelling Group and Charter Flights to Britain and Europe in 1971 World Travel arc Agents for the following tour companies l Southdown and Glenton Car hire in 6 Cooks Eurail Frames British Rail Trafalgar Tour Wallace Arnold Pleasant Scandinavia A Europabus For Further Information Contact Us Book Now Phone 3287921 or 3281771 All INQUIRIES WELCOME WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE Office open Monday thru Saturday 9 a to 5 903 3rd LETHBRIDGE FREE PARKING AT REAR OF BUILDING Canadians urged to apply for passports at early date The Canadian Passport Of fice says that Canadians travelling abroad in the next few months would be wise to apply early for their Passport officials say that all evidence point1 to an increase in international travel this year and that more Cana dians than ever will require1 While there has been 2 mod est upswing hi passport appli cations since the first of the the increased demand has not a c h i e v e d the levels led inefficiency irk tourists Thai reputation slipping Bangkoks international airport I have dropped caused her to miss a This favor of the streamlined effi kind of complaint is being lomecoming 71 jeaiitification program in A decoration program for Saskatchewans Homecoming 71 party will be undertaken as the province prepares itself or the thousands of tourists vho will be visiting during the iummer Gardi execitive director of lomecorring has an nounced a community beautifi cation program for all levels of jvemment in the The program will be on the basis of a contest among the various levels of government md will be divided into six ca tegories Regina and Saska oon incorporated cities other ian Regina and Saskatoon in corporated towns incorporated rural municipalities and local improvement dis tricts and Indian Deadline for pogram sub mission is May more and more as Thailands tourist inidustry continues to There were vis itors last Many Thais feel the countrys reputation as the land of smiles is slipping and that for eign investments as well may There is evidence that poten tial appalled by bu lack of payoffs to officials and time wasting immigration formali dency of Soulsearching has been going some of it in the Thai news red a rising crime frequent and an overzealous policy oJ jailing tourists who overstay their all are cited a damaging the countrys The Bangkok World concluded that a tourist arriving in Thai land could well ask himself the hell am I doing here iatjet will be more than 1 maybe billion if ve wait to get Only the fact that Miami still s than the rest of lotth America keeps the tourist ide Free booklet offered by SAS Scandinavian Airlines is of fering a 1971 calendar of ev ents in Scandinavia bookie free of The handy ten page publica tion is crammed with 194 sep arate events of includ ing festivals recreation fea marketing and sales ses sions and a host of other im portant dates and places o happenings throughout Scan dinavia between March and 8DAY SUMMER CRUISES TO ALASKA CANADIAN PRINCE GEORGE Prince Alert Vancouver CANADIAN PACIFIC PRINCESS PATRICIA Prince Tracy Bartlett Alert Bayr Vancouver P S O LINES ARCADIA Lynn Glacier Vancouver From LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES MARQUIS HOTEL Phone 3283000 or 3274094 Welcome to Heidelber The sparkling new beer from Cool brewed from the choicest hops and mat and pure Rocky Mountain spring that are usual for this time o This indicates that the spring which is always the peak period for passport will be much higher than usual this Passport officials are not dis counting the fact that the low er demand for passports could be a reflection of general eco nomic conditions but feel that it is more likely the not un common practice of travel lers to put off to the last mm uie their application for a pass 1st TIME OFFERED IN ALBERTA 8DAY TOUR APRIL 17th RENO each each Twin 15 DAYS CALIFORNIA DEPARTURE ONLY APRIL 9th ea TWIN Visit las San Los Disneyland incl San For Free Brochure Call or Write ALLFUN TRAVEL 119 12th AVENUE ALBERTA PHONE 2623788 ATo3o447 Welcome to Heidelberg A bright sparkling beer brewed from pure natural Rocky Mountain spring The finest golden barley And the choicest British Columbia and high prime Hallertau Heidelberg Beer is cool for your enjoy by Ihe brewmaster at Carlmg who carries on a tradition of skill and craftsmanship of over 130 years in Canadian Heidelberg Beer is so so lively and so brimful of flavor it brings a fresh new feeling to your drinking Give a welcome to a cold glass of Heidelberg Its a welcome that never wears out because every Heidelberg is as crisp and as satisfying as the The sparkling new beer in the distinctive keg ;