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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I-THE LETHBRIDOt HERALD May 1974 Expo '74 begins 184-day show Saturday Top of United States pavilion looms from Havermale island at Expo 74 THE FINEST RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY Blind Bay. B 50 miles east of Kamloops on Trans Canada. Please mail me a free brochure. NAME ADDRESS PHONE LH Wash. The world and its environmental concerns is the focus for Expo the United States' only world's fair of the decade. Highway travellers to the exposition opening May 4 have been assured that if nothing gasoline will be available. Expo's theme is tomorrow's fresh new and fur 184 days 11 four two Canadian provinces and 35 domestic exhibitors will tell their environmental story. Included is the Soviet which has erected the fair's largest pavilion for its first American exhibit since 1939. Situated on two Spokane River islands in what formerly was the city's skid Expo's 100-acre.site will be packed with free-of-charge facilities. Admission to the site will be for for teen-agers and for with a 13-per-cent discount provided for persons who live more than 150 miles from Spokane. Hundreds of entertainment groups like high school bands and vocal ensembles will give free performances. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the site will display a myriad of colors ranging from those of wall murals to nightly fireworks displays. For the fair will operate a child care centre manned by the Lutheran Church. Slightly older youngsters have other exhibits aimed at their interests Canada Island's recycled playground a Czechoslovakia puppet show in the Iranian a mock trip through the great barrier reef in Australia's the last of Union Pacific's steam locomotives and the folk life festival with northwest Indian longhouses and canoes. Expo also will include Whitworth College's a children's theatre where admission is and an amusement park with 22 rides made in West Germany. At the Republic of China's an sound system will pour out With will sing and dance at the energy technological developments will be displayed by Ford and General Motors. The Soviet in. its square plans a Passport Photos Candid Picture Framing Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 7103rdAve. S. Phone 328-0222 showcase of environmental problems and solutions. That nation promises to show we have the same pollution problems as every developed country we are not going to boast only of our said Boris V. the U.S.S.R.'s deputy commissioner. The world of eating will be varied. Restaurant fare on the site includes foods from nearly every exhibiting nation. Pierre l-arker of who produces his exclusive French onion soup only for world's has set up shop. A sitdown meal can be purchased for and the American standard hamburger and french fries can be had at American standard prices. Professional entertainment will be available throughout the including entertainers like Jack Marcel John The Bill Isaac Stern and Van Cliburn. Prices for those events vary but are in line with concert rates elsewhere. Though up to five million people are expected for the officials say the most anticipated on the site during any day is Overnight accommodations for some nights are difficult to find. Bookings for the first few months of the fair are all handled by Expo hospitality services. Hotel rooms for the four-member family run from to a Satisfaction. FILTER PLAIN MENTHOL The Department of National Health and Welfare advises that danger to health increases with amount smoked. day. Forty-five-minutes from at Coeur rooms for four can be obtained for Motels charge in the range. Campsites around 76 lakes and hundreds of parks in the area are in plentiful supply. Camping in national parks or Riverside State Park runs nightly. Recreational vehicle hookups average a night. Gasoline supplies will not be a the regional federal energy office says. The federal government plans to guarantee that service stations in Spokane and along heavily traveled routes to the fair have plentiful amounts of gasoline. -Tlie Herald Travel Tourists flocking to Soviet Union MpSCOW Foreign tourists are flocking to the So- viet Union in such record even during the that there's not enough hotel space for a leading Soviet tourist official said. still have a lack of ho- mainly in the main tourist said Viktor K.. head of the government agency in charge of all foreigners' travel and ac- commodations in Russia. Boichenko told a news conference that more than 40 hotels are being built in 35 cities to accommodate the tourist crush. White cliffs of England A mile-long stretch of the cliffs has been purchased by the National Trust. White cliffs of Dover join British national treasures LONDON The white cliffs of symbolic bas- tions of now belong officially to the nation. A cen- tral stretch of the famous chalk outcrops is to be pro- tected in perpetuity by the National a voluntary organization which cares for places of natural beauty and historic interest. The 79-year-old fi- nanced entirely by private now ranks as Britain's biggest private land- among its onenquarter of the famed Lake the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland and 3Vz miles of Hadrian's the Roman outpost in northern England. The mile-long stretch of the white cliffs of Dover which it acquired along with a 270- acre clifftop farm is the most spectacular acquisition of its Enterprise Neptune launched in 1965 to save 900 miles of unspoiled British coastline. So 346 miles of coast are under its protection from real-estate development. The lying between St. Margaret's Bay and King- are the eastern edge of the chalky North Downs of rising 250 feet from the English Channel. Bockhill predominantly corn- will be let to a neighboring farmer and the public allowed greater access to the cliffs themselves. INCLUDES MEMORIAL Nearby stands the Dover Patrol a tall granite obelisk to the men who kept the Straits of Dover clear of enemy submarines in the First World War. Chalk cliffs are a common feature along England's south from Kent to but the stretch around Dover harbor has been famed through the centuries as the gateway to a sym- bol of exile and homecoming. Under these towering Julius Caesar and his Roman legions sailed to their beachhead in 55 BC. The cliffs supposedly inspired him to dub the new colony from the Latin meaning white. In later the area was the supposed landing- place of Hengist and brother chieftains who brought the Saxons to Britain to help King Vortigern beat back the marauding Picts from the north. St. first arch- bishop of landed King Richard I set off for the Third Crusade and Charles II returned from exile to reclaim his kingdom from Oliver Cromwell's republican rule. The area figures strongly in Shakespeare's historical plays and the most prominent head- land is called Shakespeare of the first Chan- nel Tunnel experiments in 1883. The test running a half-mile under the still exists. In the Second World the cliffs became a worldwide symbol of the beleaguered but defiant island facing Hitler's invasion force poised for the kill only 20 miles away in France. Singer Vera Lynn en- shrined them in wartime nos- talgia with her 1941 hit The White Cliffs of by two Americans. Another American who wrote the Dover cliffs into popular sentiment was Alice Duer whose 1940 best- selling poem The White Cliffs ended with the lines. a world where England is fin- ished and I do not care to That when the Battle of Britain raged over the southeast tip of the cliffs gained their war- time nickname of Hell Fire Corner. BBC commentator Charles Gardner went into ra- dio history with his exuberant sports-style reporting of the dog-fights over the I've never seen anything so good as this. The RAF fighters have really got these boys Recent years have seen the towns of St Margaret's and Kingsdown reaching out for more and more of the open country on top of the and National Trust officials feel they have moved in just in time. The proposed new site for the Channel 12 miles away near will bring a rash of development. hadn't got a penny bean to buy it cheer- fully admitted David one of the trust officials who in 1964 personally tramped round much of the British coastline mapping out the bits worth saving. THE PASSPORT FACTORY 5 min Service on Citizenship. I.D. and PHOTOS Upstairs Suite E 303-5th So. 328-9344 ALASKA'S MIDNIGHT sun A WAITS you... S S 22-DAY MOTORCOACH TOUR to ALASKA Departs Edmonton the 13th of 1974 TOUR INCLUDES Motorcoach and Escort Accommodation and Sightseeing as per Itinerary in First Class Hotels Baggage handling of one suitcase per person Travel Bag Final Dinner at Jasper Admission Charges and Sightseeing Alaska State Ferry a Cruise Dopoilt ol 1100 ol booking For further Information and reservations contact A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE OOSSthAvt. S. 328-7921 Ampta Irto parking it roar ol building S n.v. a. 3ZB-7921 gV K AmptofrM parking ol building ;