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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE tErHBWDGE HERAtD frilloy, NovoroW 6, 1970 Jumbo Jets, Cruise Ships Season In Bahamas NASSAU. Bahamas The glittering high season in Ilicse 700 sunny vacation islands will m.'irk a now i'ra this year when the Jumbo their New York to Nassau run in Novem- ber. In addition (o the Jumbos, flown by Tan American Air- ways, eight oilier major airlines continue to service (he Baha- mas Air Canada, Air Jamai- ca, British Overseas Airways Corporation, Uahaiuas Airways, Eastern, International Air Ba- hama, Qanias ami Northeast. Added lo the regular fleet of eruiseships Unit shuttle twice- weekly between Miami, Nassau and Frceporl, many of the world's must luxurious liners will be calling tfi the Bahamas on Caribbean area cruises. Island hopping by private aircraft is expected to become increasingly popular as new des- tinations open up in the resort Out Islands. Or, if you are in Florida this fall winter and don't have your own plane (which not iraiiy of us Mackey International Commut- er will fly you direct from Mi- ami and Fort Lauderdale to a Bahama Out Island. By fall, their routes will include [lights to Andros. the Exumas, Ihe Ab- acos and the Berry Islands. The construction of new hotel and guest house facilities on New Providence Island (Nas- Frecporl, on Grand Ba- hama Island and the family of serene Out Islands, has Increas- ed to bring Ihe expected total number of rooms throughout the Bahamas to ap- proximately for IIK com- ing new season. Tlte recently organized Ba- hama Islands Open Golf Tour- nament is scheduled lor Decem- ber 10 to 14 at the 800 room King's Inn at Freeporl. This S130.COO event is the final major tonrnament on Ihe 1970 PGA'tour and is one of the 15 top events on the tour. The world's leading golfers ore ex- pected to compete including Mcklaus, Devlin ami Rodriqucz. should he ample accom- modation for audiences. On December S. prior to Ihe Bahama Islands Open, a Pro- Am Tournament will be held for which entry forms are now available. As ahrays during the fall-ivin- ler spring season, the faces of many of the world's best-known pcrsonalilies will be seen in UK night spots, on yachts, in disco- theques and clubs and restaur- ants throughout the Bahamas. fn Nassau, a new feature at the stirring Sound and Light Spectacle held nightly at histor- ic Fort Charlotte just west of the city, is a series of enter- tainments preceding the main attraction performed by na- tive Bahamians. I Among the many new fea- tures of N a s s a u' s swinging nightlife in addition lo enter- tainment in the major hotels and Ihe attractions of Paradise Island is the Playboy Loiuige st Qakcs Field where continuous music and dancing goes on un- til 3 a.m. Oliier new nightlife attractions opened for the new season include "Kin" at Carllon House, East Street, just off Bay Slrecl: Dirty Dick's on Bay Street; The Conch Shell on South fflue Hill Road; the Back lloora of the Balmoral Beach Hold; Hutch's on Wulff Road, and Fisherman's Wharf on East Bay Street. As usual the fall winter- spring season in the Bahamas brings a host of major calen- dar rvents, many of them with international participation Christmas will be celebrated in the Bahamas in traditional fashion, widi a carol concert featuring straw vendors in Raw- son Square, the Iwart of tire capital and the exciting Junk- auoo parades which are held on both December and January 1. T'ne Junkanoo is the Bahami- an version Hardi (Iras, ft begins at a.m. December 26 with participants marching and dancing down Nassau's famed Bay Street in colorful hand- made costumes to Ihe percus- sive rhythm of drums, horns and cowbells. A number of important inter- national fishing tourneys take place during March and April ami several world records have boon logged in previous events. Rhine City Marks Anniversary Bonn And Beethoven By MARC.AHET NESS BONN rCP) This West German capital has been celt brating the 200th anniversarv of Ludwig von Beethoven' birth all this year with serie of concerts of the famed com- poser's music. The final ser- ies will be presented during the period around his birth date, Dec. 17. Bonn, on the banks of the River Rhine, has a 1 w a y claimed Beethoven as its own even though he did leave at the age of 22 for more-cosmo- politan Vienna. In 1959 the Beethovenhalle was con structed here, where a Bee- thoven festival has since been conducted every hvo years. A statue of Beethoven stands in the post office square and his birthplace, a handsome, four-slorey, late 13th century house, is care- fully preserved and is open to visitors. Hers tourists can obtain an LUimiG von BEETHOVEN English-language leaflet which lists the important items in each room, including the grand piano on which he composed the Moonlight Fnn- ata. Visitors are permitted to browse around at then: own FOR CHRISTMAS! Book Now With The AMA'S Hawaii Experts: ROBERTA HOLMES DELORES FELGER INCLUSIVE TOUR! Leaving Dec. 21, 1970 Refgrn Jqn. 4, 1971 limited Scots Available BOOK NOW! Phone 328-7921 or 328-1771 welcome change from- the usual rushed-and-guided tours of famous homes. The Beethovenhalle is a modern building devoted en- tirely to music. For plays there's the nearby and equal- ly modern State Theatre. FOOD IS EXCELLENT If you can't be in Bonn dur- ing the concert season or the three great carnival festivals, also held in the Beethoven- halle, you can at least eat in ils pleasant restaurant over- tooMng the Rhine and the promenade. It's open to the public. The food is excellent, too. Bonn is an odd mixture of a small old town with a surface gloss due to its present gov- ernmental status. In the old section, vegetable and fruit stalls still cover the market place daily, 'faced by the freshly painted old town hall. In the next square, the Romerplatz, is the open-stall flower market. But even this old section has been modernized. These squares and several adjoining streets are malls, and no motor traf- fic is allowed. There are sev- eral excellent shops here, too. The cathedral is at present partially shrouded in scaffoloV ing, and must be entered by a small side door. Around at the other side is a charming goose-boy statue. The univer- sity is housed in the mustard- colored, elongated, former prince's palace. Prom one end a broad chestnut-tree-lined street stretches down to Pop- pelriorf also part of the the bo- tanical gardens. There's also an excellent modem Rhine- land regional museum with tools, statues, paintings and so forth from the bronze age to modem times. But Bonn also includes sev- eral skyscrapers in the sub- urbs, a promenade along Rhine bank with a fine view across to the seven lulls. Tourist Resort Centre SHANNON Work nil] start early next summer on a million million) tourist re- sort cenlre to be built on a 555- acre site near Kildysart, Co. Clare, eight miles across the River Fersus from Shannon Air- port. Sliannonside Holdings Ltd., ail Irish American property de- j vclopmcnt company, is carry-1 inR out the development. The will, in effect, be a new town with alwul traditional type homes plus numerous apartments, and will hrmso an estimated people the year round. It will also in- clude a 100 bedroom hotel, B village, an equestrian centre, a nine hole golf course, an in- clrinr swimming pool, and an ar- tificial W arm lake complete with marina and slocked with fish. I 700 BAHAMA ISLANDS "Where can 1 buy the magic of the Bahamian seas" Canadian poef Bliss Carman. Here that iridescent ocean fops up on Taino Breach at Freeport, Grand Bahama Island where four v isitors enjoy swimming, sailing and sun. Riviera Option To Paris Trip Air France offers this season a new two week Paris The- atre program with option of a side trip to the Cote d'Azur. The Paris Theatre package includes greeting in Palis and transfer to the city, 14 ru'ghls in a selected hotel centrally lo- cated, in a double room with bath, a half day sightseeing tour a bateau mouclie cruise on the Seine, an evening at the Opera, an evening at. the Com- edie francaise, a variety show, tea at "Au a bot- tle of perfume, a souvenir gift of Paris and a plan of Paris with a list of restaurants and stores, all ior for each of two persons including the trans- atlantic B747 flights. For three persons, travelling together, the price comes down to 5360. The Paris Theatre Cote d'Azur option includes five days in Paris with the same city tour- theatre reservations, a Smca 1000 car delivered to the hotel on the seventh day and stays in Caste! chain hotels with two meals a day (demi pension) throughout the stay. Price of Ihe Paris Theatre- Cote d'Azur option is for each of two persons travelling together including the E747 transatlantic flights. Homecoming Iiiviln lions Go Out Over IW.OOfl invitations to Saskatchewan Homecoming '71 have been mailed lo residents of the province. The aiuimHiccment that UK invitation mailing was under- way was tuaile in Kcgina by Hon. C. B. Estcy, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ihe department in charge of the Homecoming '71 promotion. According lo Mr. Estey, in- vitations arc being sent lo ex-Saskatchewan resi- dents now living in other paris of Canada as well as lo some now resident in the United States and over residents ot 50 foreign coun- tries. Th.e rnvitiitioos nre (lie first of two mailings being made to former residents. Old Wiue Cellar Now Swim Pool The proprietor of (he Hotel Aposlclhof in liaelnirach on Ger- many's romantic Rhine lias put a centuries old wine cellar to new use by converting it into a modern indoor swimming pool mill underwater lighting. The lower part of the cellar houses a sauna. There's a Whole World to Explore (L Ifs time for you 1o take to the skiex and the seas, time to explore the world beyond your doorstep and beyond our boundaries. Make your choice, Paris to Peru to Hawaii ond handle all reservations and travel details of your trip. Consultation without obligation! P LAWSON THAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. Phone 328-3000 er 327-4094 IETHBRIDGE TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE Box 1202 Count Highway Telsphono 327-3165, 327-3711 TABER KENWAY TOYOTA Box 1088 223-3434 CARDSTON WOLFF SON TOYOTA Box 760 Telephone 453-3252 ;