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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Way 25, 1972 _ 29 A slice of Elizabethan England in its heyday "Merrie England" is alive and By CHARLES OI.EY London Observer Service "MerriG England" Is alive and well in southern California. 11 has been harasses by po- lice, invadc-cl by pol-smoking hippies and persecuted by loc- al bigwigs waving court or- ders in iLs 10-year life. But this spring the Renaissance Plea- sure Faire has come home to resounding financial success. And Lhat, in these United States, wins respect. The Faire is a starllingly au- thentic and charming re-cre- ation of a slice of Elizalrethan England in its heyday, and for tens of thousands nl Califor- mans it has become one of the big "Happenings" of the year. There is a hunger for the past in California, a stale filled with rootless immigrants from ev- ery part of the globe, crowded inlo densely populated metro- politan areas, and this "Spring- tymc Festival lo dszzle myndc .ind tills the gap. Only in southern California could an event like this be con- ceived, and then draw some people daily from all over the southwest. It is held in still unspoilt mountains that climb ahove the Pacific at Malibu, far from the madding, smog-choked crowns of Los An- geles, and the 10-lane super- i highways. From a distance, nestling among spreading oaks, yon see the waving banners i and fops of many-colored tenl- pavilions; the smells of cooked meals, herbs and fresh bread are carried on the breeze. Fantastically dressed miini- mers and jugglers with painted faces meet you at the draw- bridge over the stream; min- strels wilh flutes and guitars sing madrigals by Orlando Gib- bons, a stream of peasants and genlry walk through a meadow; young hawkers sit on bales of hay selling flowers. And when someone asks a girl what she does in real life the reply is: "My lady, tliis is real life." Some 200 booths and stalls, each with its own emblem on a banner (these were intended to tell the unlettered peasant what was on are crammed with "jewelrie and lustres, wood-c a r v i n g and pottery. Advantages of first-class restaurant Freighter crews well fed o MONTREAL (CP) De- spite their somewhat deceiv- ing exteriors, freighters that tie up in Montreal harbor offer many advantages en- joyed by any first-class res- an added inter- national flavor. In a city noted for its spe- cialty cuisine, few establish- ments can offer a daily menu of the scope available to the crew of a freighter, chosen from a cornucopia of foods purchased ic the ports they visit on round-the-world routes. A sample fare can include Norwegian smoked salmon, fruit and vegetables from Las Palmas and West Africa, Ger- Charity fund's reserves low TORONTO (CP) The chair- man of Toronto's United Appeal board says the charity fund's reserves are low and contribu- tions below target. "One more year like last year and we will have no reserves said Lou Rector. He added that "1972 is absolutely crucial to us Last year's campaign fell short of its target of he said. Reserve funds have been used to main- tain the budgets of the 78 partic- ipating health, welfare and rec- reation services. "Our reserves now are down by to only Mr. Rector said. "In addition we are receiving a lower interest rale on some of our in- vestments and many collections that should have been received have still to arrive.'' This year's campaign will run from Sept. 26 to Nov. 3. man cheese, freshly baked bread and rolls, Ghanian fufu with peanut mutton soup and the German er c h m a r r e n with apricot sauce. "It's very hard to lose weight on this says Karl Muller, chief officer aboard the German freighter Saarland, a vessel offering potato pancakes, dumplings, red cabbage, breads, smoked and pickled fishes and assorted European cheeses. When passengers are aboard, assorted hors d'oeuvres are added. SALMON' EXPENSIVE Paradoxically, seafood can be in short supply, says Capt. Alfred Kuptz. "Smoked salmon costs nearly five times in Germany what it does he says. "The fish is purchased here, frozen, carried back to Ham- burg and may be taken tlirough German customs as part of the person allowance." On special days at sea, Capt. Kuptz says the crew can enjoy venison. Tlie meat is marinated for 36 hours in buttermilk and spices and larded with bacon. It's then baked with water and more spices to which is added a pan gravy of sour cream and red wine and served wilh potato croquettes, red cabbage, wild chanterel muslirooms, tiny tart cranber- ries and a red burgundy. Also attesting to the new gourmet world aboard freight- ers is the 51-man crew of the Sakumo Lagoon of the Gham'an-ovrned Black Star Line, one of the first ocean- going vessels to visit the Port of Montreal this spring. Kofi Badu, the chief stew- ard responsible for planning the menu, says basic provi- sions and Ghanian food are put aboard in Tema, the ship's home port. Fresh fruit and vegetables were purchased in Las Pal- mas. Wine and Dutcli beer, a crew favorite, were added in Rotterdam. "Ghanians don't go in for luxuiy says Captain John Jones, downplaying the ship's vast meal selection, which offered potage Windsor, oxtail jardiniere, mutton curry, navarin of lamb, fried herring with mustard sauce and fruit flan. The galley is staffed by a chief cook with Ghanian hotel experience, assisted by a sec- ond cook responsible for bak- ing bread and a galley boy. While in port, steaming ket- tles held pea soup and fufu, an African vegetable from the yam family, while mutton simmered on the range. Steaks sizzled on a counter- lop Hibachi giving the galley an over-all appearance of a small modern restaurant kitchen. While possessing limited passenger facilities, freighters nonetheless offer good accom- modation to the fortunate few adventurous enough lo travel by freighter. "The trip through the Great Lakes is a real says Edith Kroger, Montreal pas- senger agent for the German Ilapag-Lloyd A. G. Line, "During the summer months the cosy single and double cabins are booked solidly." lealherwork, spices, poman- ders, fine cloth, stained glass. icons and iromvork and an interminable list of other art and -craft- type prod- schoolteacher a dec- ade ago. Mrs. Phyllis Patterson ran a drama workshop for ypung peo- ple and for one of her classes NEW BOARDS LONDON (AP) Lancing College in Sussex has spent to replace classroom blackboards wilh plastic "ray boards" on which teachers write with felt-tipped pens. INING I! In the next few days the "green rti umb" enthusiasts will be out in force. Here's a must for the beginner a revelation for the Gardening in Western w Available at by 1SABELIE R. YOUNG and CHARLES YOUNG 326 Pages Chock Full of Useful Information Featuring: plants to sur vive our winters dates and soil mixtures Indoors and Outdoors and Cold Frames and Landscaping Gardens and Lily Ponds Plants and Gift Plants PLUS MUCH MORE Uthbridge Herald TOR ONLY QC or if you wish a copy sent lo you Send to cover mailing and handling. all, is only a dozen miles SOARING SPIRIT involved; Americans have strange nostalgia for England's Golden Age witness the way ucls, most of them beautifully i hcr students built a made. Fairc-goers are asked to c o m m c d i a dell' Arte cart, a come in costume, anrl hundreds sUlpc oll those used of them do- Hollywood, after mcdieval troupes. Then they created a small showcase around the cart [or local cralts- 11 is all quite preposterous, of men to show their work. It was course- hut Hie soarinR spirit! such a success that Mrs. Pal- of the tiling, the heauliful set- i tfrson and her husband Ron ex- ling and eye-dazzling escapism pandcd the enterprise the fol- lowing year. And the year alter that and (he year afLer (that in which television and cinema] Today, the Faire is co-pro- are jumping on the Tudor bond- duccd by a non-profit educa- wagon with plays and films licnal and cultural corporation about Elizabeth I anrl known as the Renaissance Cen- Queen of Scots. trc, which is dedicated to pre- The Faire is also big busi- j serving and leaching the arts ness. Some people at- of 400 years ago. It is a way of Lend the southern learning by osmosis by ab- event in Kay, and its counter- sorbing rather than lecturing, part in the north each autumn. The Centre makes grants to Will] admission priced at schools producing Elizabethan the "gate" alone is around plays- It supports a Commerlia S700.000. And with profits on'-. troupe that tours parks and Mies this is a million dollar- j educational institutions. It pub- plus annual enterprise. Not bad lishes a magazine called The Roundabout, detailing teachini for something that began as a notion in the mind of a Los projects connected with medie- val and Renaissance Limes in Californian schools. "We bring in lots of schools free lo the Faire" says Mrs, Patterson, a slender, elegant woman of vast energy. "About dcrs that forced them to move children a year." currently planning She is perma- nent Renaissance Centre on COO-acre property in Marin County north of San Francisco. It will include an Elizabethan inn, a centre where students cf the period can live for a week or a month or a year taking i for body-searches even formal approval from U r ing them take off their shoes in faliierr." the hunt for marijuana. The Pattersons survived fu-, c! FJizabe'bau j The Faire has become a rious denunciations, court or- elsewhere a n d days when there seemed to be a police- man for every visitor to the Faire. Tliis spring has brought more acceptance, and though rustic hourc- ar.rl m theatre where s rind certs arc staged, ri'vl 0 Elizabeth" arrives ,'j in royal procession honi-e on her throne, lo addn-.-1 dav ibft feiv gracious vords lo to prove that cven- thing was safe, legal and edu- courses in the arts, j Ron Patterson, even in the cooking of the past. There will be craft shops and specialized study areas For years, California's die- hard conservatives did every- thing they could to stop the Faire's growth. It was seen (by people who never attended it) as some kind of hippie The subversive young were putting on strange cos- tumes and placing flowers in their hair! They were drinking wire, smoking pot! For several seasons the Fnire was harass- ed by squads of police who sur- rounded the area and checked hundreds of cars as they ar- rived, ordering the owners out the police are still there in "It's a plnce v.Vre force they are usually directing together to traffic now. oi "We've come full cycle." "ay cational. Now we've received I feeling." what Iry t'j do Is rf3 nur human and 15 VITAMIN E A LIFESAVER? For twenly-five yenri, Dr. Evan Shule af London, Ontario, has been exlolling (he healing powers of iV'o-nln E. HG PCS even :o for as to izy Ilia I ihc'J sends are tjyinu 'hf-y ij'd.n n-V-? ii. he righl? Or is he, c: ths he: r-.h- feading thousands cf ijeonlr ;'orv on !N YOUR UTHBPIDCE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE SIMPSONS-SEA Glass Boiled Nylon 78' EXTRA WIPE First lira 4! rM1 Second Tire 1M Get both for 40.47 Size: C78-13 Blackwall WIDE GUARD Fibre Glass Belted nylon tires designed to give up to double the mileage, better traction and easier handling than ordinary un- belted tires. 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