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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 7IIE ItlHHKIUOE MHIAILI Friday. Mny Water Ion Park ready or new tourist season lu .mi-; lin-iild Wrili-r U LAKKS TK'XM, I'AKK I-'nr Mglil- raiMH-.'i hiilifkiVLTS and full M-ckc-rs it's tiff In .soulh'.u-sleni Mixrla's majestic mount ;iin phi) ground fur liny It's I he official opening for ilic yenr and the long nfekfiid of I he holiday season. Barn UK' some unseasoned bad uL'allicr sonic "o.WO pco- poople arc expected lo check Ihrouph the park pile's before ihr Day weekend is HUT and sonir uno.niwi by I ho Liibor Ray weekend. Mi'iintcr.nncc crew? the park in Irini shape to accom- modate the one-day traveller or the weekend holidaycr. "While there v-cre still some buge now drifts around ihe lounsite nt mid-week, n major jwrtion of the area is free of ice and MKHV. There's v.oll groomed green grass in around the desig- nated trailer camps and tent- ing ground. The shoreline around the main lakes and other water impoundments at I he elevations have a good m and of native crass ard many of t.he sub alpine flow- ers and forms of vegeta- tion arc in bloom. All business eslablisliments been making opening pre- parations for more, than a week jmd indications are that some will be ready for full business, while others will be in partial operation only. Only the Wat- enon sentinel, ihe Prince of "Wales, will not bo. open. Its bookings slsrl June I. chilly breezes drifting clown Frnni snow caps drifl. an1 ailvj.scd (o be fortified wiih medium t'lolhing Ihe eool next lo stocked smaller imponndmenla e .Miou and heaver dams have been fnr- 7 en out and winter killed. 3 PANCK MCUTS Three nights of dancing highlight activities of Iho POOL t'UtSKD younger set. There'll be ilanc- The swimming w i 1 11 ing at the hall Friday and noi he. oixwcd until I !i c Saturday evening and a mid- early part, of .June. The aprk's night frolic Sunday, herd' of 15 buffalo are still on j The Thief Mountain Cus- Minter range and feed and arcjtoms will be open from 9 a.m. nut expected lo be out in the lo G p.m. daily Lo May 31 and open. from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily Hiking is being discouraged I atU'r June as much as possible. This is avalanche time on Hie steeper slopes nii'l Ihe rampaging lor- The main information centre the way into 'the lownsito will open with the sale of nts, of snow, rocks and trees i angling licence and full infor- shool down Ihe mountain malioii lo all visitors. sides with no prior warning. For I be anglers, the main lake is high but clear and, per- haps, one of the belter spots [or ho'h. shore fishermen and boaters. Marquis Hole, the Dardanelles, Middle Lake and Maskmongc Lake were all starling (o liu'ii muddy at mid- week. The Waterton River is rising and roiled. Bulk of the Park wardens, Royal Cana- dian Mountain Police and pri- vate police will be on patrol throughtout the weekend. There has been an abundance of deer and Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep around Ihe lownsite all spring. Weather is forecast as sub- alpine and j u t right. Shopping aloft newest service VANCOUVER ShoppinR nl ns.OOfi foot without, hriving lo cart home Llie parcels is Ilic latest in-flight service being of- j fci'cd CP Air passengers. Passengers will be Immlral a "jet mail order cata- logue, first such service lo be offered by a scheduler1 Cana- dian airline. "Tbc service will be avail- able on all cross Canada exec- utive jet flights, on B.G'.-Yukon- Alterta domestic routes and most international route said 0. E. Manning, CP Air's vice-president, customer s e r- vice. Tic said passengers could per- use the mail order catalogue at their leisure in flight and se- lect gifts and quality merchan- dise for friends and relatives in Canada, using a pre-stamped order form. All purchases will be mailed directly to the Cana- dian address specified. The catalogue lists a wide range of articles, including ra- dios, typewriters, stereo units, I Ex Ira c.ourlcsies important Welcome-a-Visitor Week Many are obese Obesity affecls about one- .fiflb of Ihe adult population of Ihe Uniled States, occurs more frequently between ages 30 lo .so and is more common in men than women. OTTAWA Canada's second annual Week will be observed June 19-25, it was announced by Jean Luc Pcpin, minister of industry, trade and commerce and re- sponsible for tourism. This program is designed to encourage Canadians lo home town hospitality In vis- itors from other parls o( Can- ada, and abroad. Special events and .special services are being planned in many communities across the country. The courtesy week was an- nounced in the minister's Ot- tawa office in a meeting with F. G. Brander of Toronto, pres- ident of the Travel Industry As- sociation of Canada Jean La Boissiere of Montreal, chairman, Canadian chapter, Sociely of Amcricn Travel Writers (SATvVi: Claude Du- haniel of Montreal, chairman nl the TIAC Hospitably Council and Mrs. Kila McKay, chair- man nf the W-A-V program for Canada. In proclaiming Welcome -a- Visitor Week, Mr. Pepiu said that tourism is making a big contribution in helping Cana- dians to get to know their own country and their fellow Cana- dians belter. He also noled the impacl of the tourist industry on the Canadian economy. It is forecast that 1.45 billion dollars will be received from foreign visitors alone iu 1972. For Ihe travel Industry to grow, more llian adequate ac commodation, cxcellenl food, easy transportation, and excit ing attractions and events are required, Mr. Pcpin said- "A most important travel motivat- or in tliis computer age is a friendly welcome the extra courlc.Mcs and hospitality which Ihe R-Visitor Week program urges Canadians lo extend." :'-lr Pcpin expressed the hope thai the proclamalion of the W-A-V Week would be. national in scope and thai every province and municipality would official- ly take part in the program. alive with cteep-down satisfaction OPEN FOR NEW SEASON Wafer-Ion Lakes National Park opens this holiday weekend for another banner season. Visitors will find the snow hasn't yet disappeared from ihe downtown area (top) bul wildlife is also making ils appearances along wilh the visitors >s are 111 r Brewed from the heart of Alberta's world famous Conquest barley malt. Come on over lo Calgary Export, It's browed from ihe world finest malt Conquest barley ripened lo golden perfection undcrthe western prairiesurxHere'sbeerthe way beer should taste bursting with flavour, alive with deep-down satisfaction from the very first glass. Earned a man-sized thirst? Reach for Calgary Export. Come on over to Calgary Export, It's big, bold and beautiful! Visitors to Waterton Lakes N'alional Park tliis holiday vcekcnd will find the majority f facilities in operation. Golf- ers and campers aro advised o liave warm clothing avail- ble as there are still patches if snow which cool off the air. Golfing While there still may be a few mounds of snow in Ihe melting process at the golf course at Waterton Lakes Na- tional Park for the opening of the 1972 season starting today, the fairways are good. Because of the melting con- ditions, there may be a few extra water hazards on the course. Rates are per day; ?20 for a week and for the season for individuals. For juniors ihe cost is S25 for the season and S115 for tho year for man and nife. Boating drinking TV filer facililics have nol been turned on. Parks per- sonnel advise campers to cither bring their v.'atcr, or boil water for personal use. Touring The roadways lo both Ked Hock Canyon and Cameron Lake arc expected to be clear for the opening of the season at Wa tcrlon Lakes National Park tliis weekend. Tlic road lo Red Rod; was opened earlier tliis week, hut crews were clearing a rock slide on the Akimina Koad to Cameron Lake. While the Canyon road Is said to be good, tbo general area around the Canyon lias some snow drifts and some of tlie paths arc in a generally slippery condition. At Cameron, there are sev- eral huge snow drifts around the facilities at the Lake and [he body of water is stilt cov- cred with ice and snow. for There's something new boa Ling enthusiasts at Water- j (on Lakes National Park for! 1372. j The Chief Mountain port of In previous years the moor- 'entry, connecting Water ton ing of boats was pretty much l Lakes National Park Gla- a first-come, first serve, grab what you can basis. This year Ihe national park service has awarded the lake louring and boat concession lo Slan Kretz. cicr National Park in Montana is oper from 'J a.m. In fi p.m. daily through lo May ,tl. Summer hours will start June I, through until ficplem- jcr. Customs nnd Thirty dock spaces have I offices at the border poinl dnr- bccn leased this year on a sea- ing the summer will be trom sonal basis. There was a draw 7 a.m. lo 10 p.m. daily, made for Ihe 30 spaces. j Thn bonier crossing highway For shorter periods of lime the rental is per day or per season. There aiv moor- ing spots available in tola] at Ihcsc rales. Once a hoatrr rents (lockage, the space is Ms as long as he lias his boat in the water. Cam i ping The Crnndcll Lake Camp- ground in Waterton Lakes Na- tional P.irk will bo open for Ihn opening weekend starting loday. While the camping facilities mnislurc mca.Miring devices cannot be local cd by parks arc. in complete readiness, Ihe lake, it.sclf is si ill frozen over and covered wilh fnnw. i arc iskcd In 1 rarefnt uilli food and carlince j Inc Hip upborn porMnn nf prjrk boars are nmv .sl.irl- rrfofi r.irk uilb K.IS inc. In appear at the power flc j tmn of Hie hraviesl snowfall in Ihe region during the free of snov; in holh parks. Moloii.ils arc aKked lo he on I'oiislant aicrl for vild animals. Equipment Thr federal department, of Iransport is inf-lallinp f worth of weal her recording equipment in Waterton Lakes National Park this summer. This equipment will be under the control of the national parks branch. nf the extremely heavy snowfalls in Ilic park during the some of Iho v a I ions and arr usually rxlrn area i hungry after awakening from winter. libernation. The Belly River Campground on Ihe Chief Mountain Highway is open for tlio holiday week- end and ihe opening of the. p.'ji'Ji Mvijon storling llii.s urrk- enrl nrrmisr of (ho, chilly wralh- fiip M 'he Uigur r rlr.valioiij Moisture, from Oct. May fi, was recorded at no.3 inches of walcr or .191 Inches nf snow. Chief Mounlnin point of entry hatl WO inclios of snow and Slony Ktol.s Jwd Indies, but the toller is wind Mvopl. area and officials frel soino nf the hnow was Mown Mic ridges, higgygcv flight hags, ski covers, golf hng covers and other sporling goods. Doth the cata- logue and (he order form aro printed in French and English. The program has been set up between CP Air's customer ser- vice department and W. J. Ben- nett, president of Central Mar- keting Services Lid., a subsidi- ary of Agency Press Limited of Vancouver. Mr. Bennett said his firm would liandJe sales and distribution. The Bakur Rhodes Marketing Corporation Canada lAd., To- ronto, and its manufacturing arm, Sovereign Manufacturing, Corn wall, Ontario, provides Central Marketing Services with the wide variety of articles [o be marketed aloft. In addition to Ine Canadian routes the catalogues will be distributed on CP Air flights serving San Francisco, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Fiji, Sydney, Mexico and the polar route between western Canada and Amsterdam. Highway marks -what they mean signals which indicate the direc- tion of traffic flow as it will be some time yet before these new pavement markings are in gen- eral use throughout North America. More air fares cut by BE A TORONTO British Europe- an Airways is offering mora cut-price fares, this time to THE ALBERTA MOTORIST New pavement marking de- vices will be introduced this year on North American high- ways. Lane marking color will designate the traffic direc- lion. These new line markings should cause little concern to Alberlans as this province in- Lroduced them last year. The usual while lines will sep- arate lanes with traffic moving in the same direction on rnulti- lane highways. The yellow lines will separate Janes where traffic is moving in opposite directions. On two- lane undivided highways the lines separating traffic (centre line) will be yellow. On highways with two or more lanes of traffic travelling in Ihe same direction, (be lane Scandinavia and Finland, lines will Ix? while with the Tne new offer, which follows centre line yellow. cui.prjce "instant" fares On divided highways w Hh for nighls Ironi London lo Par- cenlre medians the lane divid- js Amsterdam announced a month ago, enables passengers lo save up to 45 per cent on the normal tourist fares to destinations in Scandinavia and Finland if they book Iwo months or more in advance. The fares, according to Nor- man Barrett, manager in Can- ada for BEA, are now avail- able for pssengers booking to fly to Sweden, Denmark, Nor- way and Finland on or after July 5. Tlic reductions, still subject to government appro- val, are available on BEA, and Scandinavian Airlines System and Finnair, BEA'S commerci- al partners on the roules. Main points of tbe offer are: Flights must be hooked and paid for at least two months before travel commences. Passengers must slay nl leasl 10 days, and nol mora than two months. No "stopover" breaks In Ihe oulward or return journeys are permitted. Fares will be available on flights throughout the year. Travel to Sweden, Den- mark and Norway can be on any lourisl sen-ice on any day, but only on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday io Finland. ing lines will be while with the left shoulder line marking yel- low Molorisls now wili know whe- ther they are travelling in the proper direction on a highway because of these new lane marking colors. If the yellow lino is on your left, you are travelling In" the proper direc- tion. If it is on the right the motorist will know that he Is travelling against traffic and in thn wrong direction. Motorisls are urged to cier- cise caution and pay particular attention to traffic signs and Festival Opera is 21 years old WEXFORD, Ireland The Wexford Festival Opera fOct. 20 to Nov. 5) celebrates its 21st birthday this year. Since its inception, the popu- lar festival has maintained n successful policy of staging little-known operas and inter- esting fringe evenls. Wcxford is a medieval city of narrow streets on Ihe south- east coast of Ireland about 100 miles from Dublin. Travel now while lower fares are still in effect! Higher summer season fares begin June 1st SAMPLE FARES NOW IN EFFECT 22-45 Days Economy, Return Excursion Fares Calgary to Amsterdam Calgary to London .............S294 Calgary to Madrid A.M.A. World Travel Service 903 3rd S. LETHBRIDGE Phone 328-7921 ALL INQUIRIES WELCOME! opon Monday Hiru Saturday 9 o.m. fo 5 p.m. Frofl Talking at Roar of Building ;