Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, May 26, 1972 THE IFTHBRIDGE HERAlO South Africa9s resort spas are rising in popularity TORONTO The abundance of mineral springs scattered throughout South Africa's four >rovinces has brought about he development of a network of inland resort spas which are steadily growing in popularity with visitors and South Afri- cans alike. Attractive to those who prc- 'er a relaxing vacation retreat, the spas are set in picturesque rural countryside, yet offer all the modern holiday amenities. Some are seasonal, others are open year-round, and rates are generally moderate. FOR CAMERA ENTHUSIASTS A native of the Yaguar Indian tribe in the jungles of Uticia, Colombia explains a blow gun to camera enthusiasts during a recent tour of South America. Scenes such as this will bs commonplace for members of four camera safaris planned by CP Air this year. Air Photo) South American safaris for camera enthusiasts Attention avid, amateur pho- tographers: Four uniquely dif- ferent camera safaris to cap- ture on film many of the strange and not-so strange sights of South America have just been announced by CP Air. Jets, limousines, hydrofoils, air-conditioned buses, ocean- going cruisers, canoes and river boats will serve as magic carpets for groups of not more than 25 camera enthusiasts who will travel with one of North America's leading color photo- graphers and even a profession- al model. The accompanying director of photography will be Bill Gib- bons of Vancouver who has roamed the world for his cli- ents, specializing in color pic- lures. The young lady model will dress in local or national costumes in most areas of each safari and will assist with pos- ing techniques. Each of the four safaris Is, In effect, a travelling camera j school. Bill Gibbons' sole func- I tion will be to give advice and assistance in the area of expos- ure, composition and selection of subject matter. Back up equipmet will be carried should anyone run Into trouble with his or her own camera gear. The safaris have been design- ed and scheduled by Wrightway Tours, specialists in Latin American travel. They are aimed at satisfying the demand- ing needs of amateur and semi- p r o f e ssional photographers. They will be shown how to take difficult interiors, sunsets, and night shots, plus the rights and wrongs of good composi- tion, demonstrated individually and collectively. The safaris will start on July 2, September 22 (both 29 days October 22 (22 days NIGHTMARISH ORDEAl. Two years 090, British diplomat James Cross was kidnapped and held hostage by the FLO. In Weekend Magazine ihis Saturday, for the very firs) time. Cross's daughter and her husband describe the family's trying ordeal during the kidnapping which shocked millions. Don't miss the first instalment of this Iwo-par) story. IN YOUR IETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE and November 24 f23 days) Each will cover a different re gion. Areas and locations have been selected for their photo- graphic significance. Comfort able, spacious transportat i o r will facilitate the unhurriec travel so necessary for the ser ious photographer. Everything is included: The best hotels special meals and entertain ment and all tips, taxis and al surface and air transportation The safaris are not for the casual tourist with passing in lerest in photography. They are top-rated, carefully planned tours for those with a genuine interest in camera work. Tota cost per person on a room shar ing basis range from for the 22-day third safari to for the 29-day second tour. Single accommodation is avail- able al an additional charge. Soiilh Africa has more than 80 mineral and hot springs which, among offer near- ly all the different kinds of medicinal waters known to Eur- ope and North America. Mod- erately saline, salt, sulphate, triple, siliceous and chalybeat- ic classifications are included. In Canada, more detailed in- formation on these spas, includ- ing rates, may be obtained from the South African Tourist Cor- poration, 2 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. HAMILTON, Bermuda (CP) Ships that allow gambling on the high seas may no longer make regular calls at Bermuda. Although technically the Ber- muda government cannot con- .rol the actions of ships outside its territorial limits, it has a powerful weapon. This is a per- mit to come to Bermuda. All liners wanting to call here have to get this permit before they can anchor or dock in the col- ony's waters. There are three liners this summer making weekly calls from the cast coast of the United States. Two have gam- bling facilities ami the tlu'rd was Try trekking tours of Indian Himalayas DAH.IEELING. India For those people with a sense of adventure, trekking tours of the Indian Himalays are available this summer. The tours will be led by Com- mander M. S. Kohli, conqueror of Annapooma and the men who successfully led the Indian Everest expedition in 1965. According to Commander Kohli, treks should take three weeks, although shorter but equally interesting tours can be completed in one wreck. Treks are available in the Darjeeiing, Kulu-Manali and Kashmir areas. Visitors can combine trekking trips w i t h I tours to several other areas in 1 India. planning to Introduce the fea- ture. The new Cunard liner Cunard Adventurer actually has a ca- ino on board and as a result of the government decree this is to b e closed at all times while the ship is making weekly calls here from Norfolk, Va. The irony in the ban is that widespread gambling is carried on openly in Bermuda, despite the colony's law which makes it illegal. Tile dice game of crown and anchor is played openly at cricket mr-tches on various grounds. Special areas are set aside at the ground for the game. A local lawyer has said the game is illegal, but authori- ties here have not commented. When the first big cricket match of the summer comes up shortly a lot of Bermudians are going to be watching closely to see if any action is taken by the authorities. Disposing those film scraps Warning to camera users THE ALBERTA MOTORIST Travellers and recreationists using cameras with self-devel- oping film are especially cau- tioned by the Alberta Motor Association to take extra care in disposing of the inevitable film scraps from the handy camera. Besides being harmful to clothes, the developing emul- sion on the scraps has proven to be a killer of fish and wildlife. According to wildlife authori- ties, the scraps are a mount- ing threat to the environment as they poison the immediate areas of streams and Inkcs they are tossed or blown into. And, for some unknown reason, moose, elk, and d'-'cr like to eat the highly toxic scraps. Many hoofed animals died in parks and recreational areas last year as a result of eating the film uc.rciue. Littering of film scraps is second only to that of discarded ans, bottles, and cups and ven granite monument mark- rs in parks are suffering from contamination. People use the walls of the markers as a prop for applyinc the special solution necessary to protect and preserve some prink. They smear some of the solution onto the granite with a resulting rusty stain that can- not be removed. To liclp curb tire pnjblem, photographer' urtsig (he ?df- dr'veloping film should carry .1 litter Imf with them for The ideal bag for such purpore would be made of ;i Main and proaf rnr.tcrinl such i as plastic. Veteran Viscount being retired Cambrian Airways, a sub- sidiary of British European Airways, has retired the old- est Viscount aircraft in exis- "Whisky Foxtrot" which made her first flight in 1953. The aircraft which has flown seven million miles and carried passen- gers, will become the first civil airplane to go on per- manent display. Mama-papa teams selling out PARIS (AP) The little Paris hotels, with the toilet down one flight and the cham- bermaid who delivered Henry Miller-type fantasies with your morning croissant, are dying. NEW SUMMER FARES starting June 1. Plan ahead for an easy-going summer holiday this year. Greyhound's new summer fares across Canada keep the going easy and a lot of fun. Enjoy your ride to and through scenic places in air- conditioned, restroom-equipped Scenicruisers all the way. Tell us your holiday destination we'll tell you an affordable fare. SAVE AS YOU GO from LETHBRIDGE: VANCOUVER (via_Crowsnest) CALGARY________ EDMONTON WINNIPEG TORONTO 4 trips daily 5_ 2_trips_daily 4.45 6 trips_daily J511.20__6 trips daily daily 1 trip daily HANGE mruourNoricc GO GREYHOUND and leave the driving to us. For summer travel facts, charier service and package express Information, rail Iho Greyhound Bus Depol, 411 5lh Street S., tel. 327-1551, or call your local Greyhound agent or favorite travel agent. The mama-papa teams who owned and ran them, charming or exasperating tourists with their kindness or crabbiness, are selling out, some to real estate developers, others to businesses or firms who have __.insformed the hotels into of- fices or apartment blocks. Since 1950, 178 small hotels have closed in the city, figures from the national tourist office indicate. No one is building any- thing of limited size to replace them. It doesn't pay. The dying process would be a long and quiet one, but the situ- ation is underscored by the opening of three new hotels, all large, brimming with plastic and expensive. Paris' growing lack of interest in the traveller with a moderate income was illustrated at Easter, a period when thou- sands of Europeans arrive for a long weekend. All the reasona- bly-priced hotels were full and tourists were dispatched into the countryside for rooms. Man- agers of dc luxe Plaza Athcnee, for example- admitted they were running at only 50-pcr-ccnt capacity. "We'll admit that the little hotel with the girl who brought the croissants to your room is on the way a government Klondike Days brochure onI EDMONTON Two hun- dred thousand brochures are. hot off the press extolling the virtues of Edmonton Klondike Days! and setting the record straight, on the historical signif- icance of the event. Jointly produced by the Business De- velopment Department of Ihc City of Edmonton and the Ed- monlon Exhibition Association, the brochure explains the sig- nificant impact Ihc Klondike Gold Rush had upon Edmon- ton's early development. The new Edmonton Klondike Days' brochure is large and complete. Photographs depict Ihc great variety of events and free entertainment available to visilors, while the copy pro- vides all Ihc important facls about Iransportalion, accommo- dations, climate, etc. Klondike Days Ihis year will be held from July 20-29. tourist official says. "But the fact is there's no more person- nel available. You just can't slay put because something is your idea of charming. Why, a "lot of those little hotels that closed were sordid little places really." The government reports more than hotel beds in Paris, but other sources say only are povernment-approvec and meant for tourists. The gov- cnment also points to a pro- gram to encourage the building of new hotels. It grants loans of up to 50 per cent on construc- tion costs, and next year wil probably assist, in the buying of land. But there is a big catch: the hotel you build in Paris musi have 100 or more rooms. Not many little-hotel owners can come up with enough cash to move into tlu's kind of invest- ment. Big money is behind the three new Meridien, Le P L .M Jacques and L'Hotcl du Club Mediterranee. Their major backers are, re- spectively. Air France a Loew's Hotels, the Rothschild bank, and the Club Mcdilerra nee vacation chain. Le Meridien has rooms The P. L. stands for Par 812, and the Club Mediterranee 342 Their prices for a single roorr run 110-130 francs or A visitor finds them virtuallj indistinguishable from big mod ern hotels elsewhere, with little that's specifically French or Pa risian. New cruise ship lo ho launched The m.s. 1'rinsendam, cruise ship of Holland Americ, Cruises, will he launched o July 7 and christened by Mrs C. W. van dcr Vnrm Schmir mnn, wife of K. van (lor Vorm member of the Executive Boan of Holland America Line. Til Prinsendam is now under con- struction al the shipyard "He Mcnvedc" in The Nether- lands. The keel for the vessel was laid on Sept. 21. Maiden voyafjo of the new ship will be a 42-day cruise from Dotlenlam to Singapore, where sho will bo based. Valid health certific-ale need 011 entry to Greece Tourists entering Greece from Yugoslavia, Syria and areas of the Middle East must have a valid international health certificate proving that they have been vaccinated or re-vaccinated against small- pox, the Greek National Tour- ist Organiz a t i o n has an- nounced. The new require- ment applies until further no- lice and was instituted ing reports of several cases oi smallpox in those coun- tries. Visitors coming to Greece directly from North America or from oilier non- infected nrcas do lint require vaccination Invented cruises P and 0 Um-s. v.hidi invent- ed the C'jnijqjt of crur-iny over one hundred years aiio, has scheduled 90 during !0 Alaska. Mexico, tile Caribbean, the Mi'dii'jrnineaii, the North Sea, the South Pacific, and even to Nowhere. Recommended by The Manufacturers to relieve: j Simple and Compound Thirst; Dryness of The Whistle; and Common Fancy for a Brew. ANNOUNCING! for the First Time in The Proud Province of Alberta A NEW BREW of PREMIUM STRENGTH SKILLFULLY COMPOUNDED BY MASTER CRAFTSMEN TO MOST ANCIENT RECIPE AND SECRET And the First Such Brew in More than Three Decades (being a period in excess of 30 years.) TO BEAR THE PROUD, HONOURED and UNIVERSALLY ESTEEMED NAME "LETHBRIDGE" This fine product of Alberta (now generally available for a slightly higher bat still modest sum in current coin of the realm) bears the name, and device Beware of counterfeit and feeble You are heartily enjoined to partake of its curiously refreshing flavour, appealing to Tradesman and Artisan, Country Folk and City Folk alike; Even to The Professional Man with an Acquired Taste for Better Things. DO NOT ACCEPT SUBSTITUTES. Ask for it by name only! LETHBRIDGE MALT LIQUOR MOLSON BREW'ERY ALBERTA LTD.