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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LEIHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 5, 1971------------------------------------------------- International hotelman new Banff Springs manager BANFF. AiU'rla The fu-j tun- of liv world-famed Banff Springs ll.itel is being; chartered :i man whose aim is to make it the r.ucleus of an intenKitional-st.iiurc winter re- Mtit area Ivor IVlrak, -I'.', "ho took! over the iiiue IY-ITI hotel's I general nunagcr.-hiri I h i s month, ciniu-s t" (T Hotels j v.ith 17 years inanailt-ment ex- j pericnce in some ni' the top re-1 sort holds of Kirnpi1 and North America. The Banff Sprint, a sum- mer-only resort until late 1P69, us now approaching its third year as an operation and this year will increase its winter capacity fnun rooms to seme XJV "Our fu- ture in winter h> as a ski re- sort hotel." declares Mr. Pet- rak. who cites the winter sports experience of Kuropc where "the truly ski re- sorts are. without exception, those a large first-class hotel around which the area has grown. "We have all (he ir.arcdients: skiing thai compare' with the world's tx'M. including a sea- son thai is under v. ay in the high country by mid-November and a hoiti mat is unique in the world An avid himself Prague-born Ivor Tetrak has been genenil manager of sev- eral major international hotels including two winter resorts rated among the best in the world. From in 1'J'U, he was general manager of The at Smuggler's .Notch ill Stowe. Vennoni." DiirinR liis decade there. The IxxlRe established a irritation as one of the true gourmet havens in Uie United States. In he joined Hotel Cor- IVOR I'ETRAK poration of America mow So- nesta International In his seven-year career he was an IICA vice-president and managed a number of the group's hotels. Three of those years were as general man- ager of the Hotel Mont d'Ar- bois at Mcgeve, France, the famous ski and summer resort owned by the Huron Kdmonri de Rothschild and at that time managed hy Ilutul Corporation of America. It is in this ski resort experi- ence that Mr. Petrak plans to draw heavily in creating the sort of appeal in Banff that has long drawn North Ameri- can winter sporls enthusiasts to Europe. Plans are being made for continuing program of im- provements and additions, all aimed primarily at the skier, "but you don't have In ski to appreciate the atmosphere of a ski resort." he adds. A devotee of good food and v 'i si he is a member in good M Hiding of dozens of fraterni- ties such as the Chevaliers de la Chair.c des Rotisseurs and the Chevaliers du the new general manager can be expected to take a gour- met's interest in cuisine an intuist resulting from his training in the hotel schools ol Si to which he moved from his native Czechoslovakia in 19-17. nearly four years Switzerland he worked his way j up through the hotel business in Europe and North America before taking his first mana- gerial position at Smuggler's Notch. Of his newest command, Mr. Petrak says simply: "Fantas- tic. The skiiing, the hotel, the scenery it's got even-thing." strange-sounding names Aboriginal culture dying The world has 3 new Wimble- i don champion in engaging young Australian Evonne Gool- agong. Her name is the melodious sound of Aus- tralian aboriginal. Little is heard of the abori- gines until someone emerges like Evonne. of their language which no white man has mas- tered or their ciunne. slowly dying as a result of the white invasion of 1773. In fact many Australian place-names are called in the native aboriginal. Sydney's famous beach Boncli "water breaking over Wooloomooloo "a young kanga- Wangi Wangi "water" and Mullumbimby "a small round lull" are some examples.: What remains of aboriginal culture is vividly exemplified in their cave-paintings, done with the simplest bones, stones and feathers dip- ped in ochres and clay. Excellent engravings may be seen at the Hawkesbury River near Sydney. Typical designs depicting native birds and ani- mals: wallabies, dingoes and kookaburras. j The western Kirnberly region boasts the strangest designs in Australia; mythological crea- tures reminiscent of the deities of ancient Egypt. Tourists interested to see MIAMI BEACH NOT WORRIED This view along the Atlantic shore at Miami Beach hotels and apartment buildings in the background, one of the nine public beach parks in the foreground. Rival attractions fail to dishearten Miami officials and they point to heavier winter bookings as proof. Beach News Bureau Photo More Canadian visitors songhl Calgary-Hawaii direct service CALGARY Direct, same flight DC-fi service Iwtwccn Calgary and Honolulu is in- cluded in the new CP Air win- ter schedule effective Dec. 17. A flight will leave Calgary each Friday at a.m., make a brief stop in Vancou- ver, then fly direct to Honolu- lu, arriving at p.m. The return flight, Honolulu to Rivals cause no worry Waltzing Matilda holiday Wlien it's winter in North America, it's summer on tile other side of the world in New Zealand and Australia, destina. lion of P and 0 Lines' Waltz- ing Matilda Circle Pacific Holi- day. Ths 28.000-ton ship Oronsay will leave Vancouver Jan. 4, 1972 heading for Uie South Pa- cific. Ports of call include: Hono- lulu, Fiji, Samoa, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Escorted shore excursions at most ports are a special fea- ture of this all-inclusive seago- ing holiday. So is a land lour of Japan to Kobe, Nara, Yoko- hama and including transporta- tion from Kyoto to Tokyo on the famous "Bullet Train." Optional tours also are available. Calgary, leaves Honolulu at p.m. each Thursday, ar- riving in Calgary Friday at a.m. In addition to this weekly direct service, daily connec- tions to Hawaii arc provided via Executive Jet flight 71 leav- ing Calgary for Vancouver each day at p.m. Under the now schedule CP Air's non- slop Calgary-Mexico City flight will leave each Wednesday at p.m., with (he return flight arriving from Mexico City each Saturday at a.m. Sendee to Acapulco and Gua- dalajara out of Vancouver, will begin with the new schedule mill departures to Acapulco each Friday and to Guadala- jara each Sunday. Connections from Calgary can be made via flight 71 which departs daily at p.m. The new schedule will have the Polar route service to Am- sterdam departing Calgary each Thursday at p.m. and Saturdays at p.m. Flights from Amsterdam will arrive each Wednesday, Fri- day and Sunday at p.m. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Miss Universe has packed her finery and moved to Puerto Rico. Jackie Gleason's televi- sion show with its inviting shots of this tropical playground just a fabled memory. guests so they can visit Dis- ney World for a day. SEES BENEFIT "Most people won't want to slay longer than a day at Dis- Air-rail discount plan joint effort MONTREAL Young trav-; standby economy travel via Air ellers now have the choice of j Canada anywhere in North what is being done for abori- gines should visit the Ammon- guna Settlement near Alice Springs. Ansett operate air-coach tours to the "Centre." These in- clude a visit to Ayrcs Rock, at five miles round Ita largest monolith in the world. "Dreamtime'1 paintings oc- cur on many parts of "ul-lu-ru" as the aborigines call the giant j reck. i Their hark paintings, boom- I erangs and musical didgeridoos make unique souvenirs of Aus- tralia. They are sold at the "Aboriginal" Handicraft Centre" in Kent Street Sydney, five min- 1 utes walk from the BOAC of- fice. Aborigines have many beau- tiful legends in their folklore. The legend of fire from the j Woneapiteha tribe, of the gang- gang cockatoo and of Din-e-Wan the emu (with the kangaroo it forms the It seems that the emu was a verv Ia7v old bird. One day during a storm he was Iving and rail transportation at already holding the through a single discount plan "being introduced jointly by Ca-: existing CN youth I TV cards nadian and Air Can- j issued by CN may obtain the new combined air-rail card j Up to now, each companv has 1 for additional SIM. The j v existing Air Canada Swir.g-Air issued and honored its own in- dividual youth card which pro- vides the holder with substan- tial savings on regular trans- portation rates. The new dual-purpose I.D. card, priced at is avail- able to anyone between 12 and 21 years of and will be honored by both Air Canada and Canadian National. Club I.D. card will continue to be valid and will not require reissuance. The new CN Youth Plan-Air Canada Swing-Air Club I.D. card will be honored by most; of the airlines for travel within North America and will also be good for discounts as high j as 50 per cent in CN Hotels j lo go out and fetch fuel. Fim they became fed up with his commands and kicked the burn- ing wood over him. Din-e-Wan's wings caught fire and he harl to rush into the rain to put it out. According to aborigines that is whv all emus have short wings and must run instead of fly like other birds... ney said Sussman. "I think Disney World will benefit But Miami Beach officials re- jiiamj Beach because it will 3 disheartened by the j ]0ts of people to Florida who have never visited the before. Before they leave v.ill want to see our city." Officials are also hoping to Nor are they by P'e rival attractions o( v.'.ilt DiMicv World, some 200 miles north in the centre of the stale, which sponsors say is expected to at- tract some 10 million visitors during its first year. "We arc very optimistic." said Edwin Dean, executive di- rector of the S'otith Florida Hotel and Motel Association. "Bookings for the Christmas period at virtually all Beach hotels and motels are superior to last year's." Jerry Sussman, executive di- rector of the 620-room Carillon Hotel, also says bookings for the coming season "look very good indeed." Sussman's hotel plans to run free bus trips once a week for lure more and more Europeans to Miami Beach, particularly from Britain and West Ger- many. Alien Robinson, executive di- rector of the city's Tourist De- velopment Authority, says ad- vertising for flic coming season will concentrate on Canada and Europe. "We are going into the inter- national market in a big he said. "We already have an office in London and are mak- ing arrangements with German travel agencies to bring pack- age tours here." Sussman said his hotel had 1.500 visitors from Britain dur- ing tile season, and from Germany. Robinson denied reports that Miami Beach has been losing its appeal to tourists and said collections from a two-per-cent resort tax proved more money was being spent by visitors than ever before. -1 bus slalkms now replace 80 MEXICO CITY Four main bus stations will soon replaeo the 80 terminals which serve Mexico City. The present ter- minals will be converted into housing or office buildings. More people iJy OTTAWA fCP Air passen- gers flying between cities in Canada amounted to in the April-June period this year, an increase of 1.9 per cent from the same time last year, says Statistics Canada. Europe, Britain and Ireland Information Brochures from your Travel Agent JOHN THACKRAY of P. lawson Travel Suggests you otiend the 90-minulo TRAVELTALE FILM "DISCOVERING THE MEDITERRANEAN" in Brilliant Color Featuring SPAIN ITALY RIVIERA Islands of MAUORCA PONZA e CAPRI Narrotrd in penon by 1lie HORST T. STEINHILBER Award Winning Cinematographer at Ihe YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE NOVEMBER 7, 1971 (it p.m. ADM.: Adults Students SI.00 Tickets on sale now at Leister's Music Ltd., lethbridge or a! the door on afternoon of performance. Ask for Travel Advice and Literature Now hR LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. Phone 328-3000 or 327-4094 Card holders will be entitled I and various other hotel chains to a 25 per cent reduction on j in Canada and in the U.S.A., regular coach fares on any Red discounts at major ski areas in and White day under CN's Red, White and Blue fare plan, and North America and also on the purchase of Tims. Cook and Son one-third fare reduction on i travellers' cheques. GO DELUXE GREYHOUND WITH 'HOSTESS CARE' AND COMPLIMENTARY FOOD SERVICE DAILY.NON-STOP SERVICE To: CALGARY............. S 6.50 EDMONTON........... S15.50 Leaving Lethbridge Bus Depot, a.m. New schedule now in effect. DOWNTOWN-TO-DOWNTOWN. HOTEL-TO-HOTEL CONVENIENCE. NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED. 'Christmas at Jasper' Travelers Tours present ''Christmas At Jasper Park Lodge" including round trip ON rni 1 farn Ix-twefn Vancouver and .Jasper with berth and meals; transfers between the station and Lodge: four nights1 accommodation: breakf a s t s. dinners and one lunch at Lodge; sightseeing four of the JaFnpr area, ail gratuities at j and programs of enrol 1 snicinp, dancing, etc, Oopar- 1 fure from Vancouver Decem- i IKT '11, p.m. Iljitos start at, per person, don hie nc- oupaney. For information con- tact Travelers Tours Ltd., 4fiB5 Kingsway, Burnabv 1, British Columbia, ffifM) 435-0727. THE BUS PLUS! i, GO GREYHOUND .and leave the driving to us. i German chef fil Irish food fcxliiTil KK.NMAKE Chef Rudolf of the Atlantic Hotel in Ormany. won first I prize of for his creation "Gourmandaisos Ir- landaises" at the International Exhibition of Seafood Dishes at this years Kenmare "Fruits de Mer" Festival. The winning dish, a pyramid of prawns, pale of fillet sole, stuffed eel, i salmon cutlets end medallions i of lobster, took in hours to pre- Dare. UIHER VOU'RE SRIILIRG CRLL FOR IHBHTT'S BLUE' La bafts ;