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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, November 8, iHE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 HORNBILL ONE OF MANY SPECIES FOUND IN KRUGER PARK Africa ideal or bird enthusiasts APE TOWN So much Africa and to the tremendous ;ntion is paid by visitors to variety of floral plants to be wild animals in South found here species Passport Photos mdid Weddings Picture Framing Photo A. E. CROSS STUDIO one 328-0111 710 3rd S. Phone 328-0222 (from Calgary) Sunfhght Great holidays great value Hawaii Trom llntgMS i4 fijghls ffOT> S-39 V a Warder 7d 7 Mazatlan from 7 niahts "4 mghis from S349 via WpfdS'f Puerto Vallarta from u dnnor ;aD.VA San Diego from S279 5 niahisSan Diego 7 PTQHS Anaheim ua California fromS319 7 rvah's mciudes car and hg'eis Canada's Number One Contact anyone of these accredited Travel Agencies P. LAWSON TRAVEL Marquis Hotel Bldg. Phone 328-3000 ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 AMA TRAVEL AGENCY 605-5th Ave. S. Phone 328-7921 compared to in Canada) that the country's great range of birdlife is often overlooked "a prodigy of biological abundance that can scarcely be is one descrip- tion of it. In addition to the great numbers that are indigenous to the country there is a vast range of migrants, among them those from other parts of Africa and Madagascar (most of the cuckoos, for ex- birds from the southern Atlantic and Antarc- tic (albatrosses, petrels and and those from the northern hemisphere that fly here to escape the northern winters from as widely separated countries as Ireland and Outer Mongolia. In early summer (early winter north of the equator) South Africa becomes the target of millions of birds ranging in size from great storks and eagles to minute warblers that weigh a tiny fraction of an ounce. Two examples from the Cape area hint at the variety of specialties in this area alone. One is the two species of sugarbirds which are found nowhere else in the world (they are in no way related to the sugar birds of the West In- dies) and which go hand in glove with the national flower of South Africa, the protea. Proteas provide the sugar- bird with food in the form of nectar and with food for its nestlings in the form of insects. In addition, the bird uses the inflorescence on the flower heads to line its nest and the protea bush as a nest site Moreover, it pollinates the proteas as it moves from one flower to another gather- ing nectar.' 17 DAYS ON FERRIS Honolulu disc jockey Pogo Pogo rode a ferris wheel for more than 17 days in 1966 THOMAS DISCOVER THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES Tours covering Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island FLY AIR CANADA FROM CALGARY Tours commence from '347 Leave practically any day you want Any flight requirements for travel in Canada see the people who know Canada the best THOMAS 309 5th St. South 329-3336 'Land of head hunters9 visit glorious By MARIAN VIRTUE Special to The Herald These thoughts belong to Papua Guinea at dawn as seen from the deck of the Norwegian S.S. "Royal Viking as we slowly creep into Port Moresby. It's as though an artist had prepared the scene. Lovely snowy cumulus clouds float about fusing with the deep tur- quoise blue of the placid Coral Sea. Vivid colors, as though brushed from a paint box, streak the emerging brightness of the tropical sky. Across the horizon come numerous oriental junks, their double sails puffed out by the gentle trade wind. Their sailors, curious at the sight of a foreign ship, draw in closer. Binoculars, in the hands of eager passengers, search the shoreline, and it seems as though, almost at once, a glorious seascape of green lush hills and jungle- clothed mountains appears. We crowd the ship's rails. For many, like myself, this is the first visit to this "land of Head But what a welcome! Instead of skulls hanging about the dock, there is music exciting music by a 50 piece uniformed military band, reminiscent of Suva, Fiji. These people, too, are Melanesians, who came from Asia thousands of years ago but missing are the admired high hair-dos of the Fijian men. We weave our way through the motley crowd to air- conditioned busses and taxis waiting for us. The air, though hot, seems relatively dry, but as we approach the low-lying area with its dense vegetation of tree ferns, wild orchids and flowering flames, the humidity hits us. Leaving the tarred road for dirt, we drive farther into the countryside How impressive and neat roadsides and well kept dwellings! But now, the hills, aglow with glistening Pampas blooms, rise sharply to steep precipitous peaks and we cross fast running streams, alive with crocodiles; drop into deep valleys; stop to marvel at magnificent waterfalls and glorious vistas. This is the lovely mountain area of Papua. Sadly, the once money producing rubber plantations, dwindling now as employment for indigenous labour, are gradually being turned into farmland. Because of syn- thetics, rubber sales are declining. Until recently islanders had no electricity and used rain water in their houses. But now with a three- station hydro-electric plant completed, their situation is improved. Schools scattered through the area provide food and lodging and are unusually attractive because of their legendary mural facades done by the students. Most amazing to find 12 miles from Port Moresby is the fine University of Papua, a United Nations Project, established in 1966 and set in a beautifully land- scaped site. It contains one of the world's largest orchid collec- tions as well as a lush rain forest. Buildings are modern and attractive and cater to a long list of faculties and courses with professors sent from all over the world. A village market called a "bung" run by the natives is a Expo sets record SPOKANE, Wash. (AP> Expo "74 estimates that it has set a record in providing free entertainment By the time the fair ends. 1.500 performing groups involving 50.000 members wili have played in Spokane, most of them brought Expo by the assis- tant to the performing arts dirrr-tor. Robert E. Magnusson Maemisson said he has been told that Expo is providing twice as much entertainment as thr Montreal World's Fair, even though the Canadian event was twice as large as Spokane's A flood of letters designed to interest mainly high scboo] and college musical, dance and dramatic groups was sent Each is provided free access to thr grounds while they play "By last October, we had about 600 groups lined up and thought we were a great vjcresv" Magnusson said must. Earthy in character, this strange setting is full of surprises. Sitting in groups or standing at low tables, these colorful people sell mostly fresh fish, fruit and vegetables. Here are not the shrill voices and noise of a Greek market. Conversation and laughter are in a low key. Children, dogs and cats amble about unrestrained. Sitting on the hard dirt floor, a cigarette smoking mother nurses her child, tall men and strong fac- ed women wander about with tatooed stripes or circles on legs, arms and faces; red betel juice drips from the cor- ner of a man's mouth; another has a shaved head covered with red clay his face smeared with white sago starch. Attractive are the huge earings made of woven leaves and long pig-bone pieces worn by the men. As I wander slowly about, I feel not too remote from the an- cient rituals of these people, some of whom still live in wildly primitive conditions of years ago. Market folk, il near the ocean or a river live in stilted houses. Each is covered with thick thatch as protection against tropical cloudbursts. Because of mosquitoes, they sleep in net bags called "bilums" and which the women drape around their heads to carry their wares to market. Amazingly these Papuans are less than a generation removed from legal head hun- ting. Just 10 years ago the sale of human skulls to tourists was forbidden skulls decorated with paint, cowrie shells and human hair. It is startling to enter a craft shop today with skulls staring at one from among the wood car- vings, but these are now made of a large tortoise shell, same decor except bird of paradise feathers instead of human hair. Encouragingly, the The Herald Tra vel shopkeeper says, "To buy is to bring good Missionaries and the government have tried desperately to stamp out head hunting but I was told it still goes on in the hidden villages tucked away in the pockets and valleys of the high moun- tains. In this bloody ritual, the head of the victim is baked, then a hole cut in the temple and the brains eaten. Jaws are used as ornaments. Somare, the Chief Mjnister said, "The Australians have built roads, schools, brought in medical and modern facilities, but there is an un- dercurrent of worry that with independence in December, things may fall to pieces and fighting and head hunting may return to this country." Here it is! THE PERFECT SKI HOLIDAY 'Ihkl V-i -W with fantastic night life. 2 FABULOUS WEEKS ONLY 670 to..'. KITZBUEL, AUSTRIA Includes: Air fare, ground transportation, accommo- dation, and more. Departure Date: January Return: January 20, 1975 For further information and booking contact: GOTSCHNA SKI HAUS LTD. 1287 3rd Ave. South Phone 328-2828 PINCHER CREEKTRAVEL CENTRE PINCHER CREEK, Alberta Phone 627-4575 THIS WINTER TAKE A BREAK Select your winter holiday then phone 328-7921 for details. HAWAII: One, two or four itland packages (with Funseekers Trade Wind Tours) MEXICO: Puerto Vallarta or Mazatlan packages, or cruise from Los Angelet with P 0 to Mexico. SPAIN and the CANARIES: 3 week Holidays. AUSTRALIA and the SOUTH PACIFIC: (Farmers and Ranchers Tour) DISNEYLAND and SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: (Christmas Tour) LAS VEGAS SAN DIEGO TOURS ESCORTED COACH TOURS FOR 1975: Recommend Bahamas and Florida (Cruise) Departure: 18th January, 1975 14 DAY CARRIBEAN CRUISES from FLORIDA For full details contact A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY 608-Sth Ave. South Phone 328-7921 or 326-1181 Office open Monday thru Friday a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to 12.30 p.m EASY PARKING FACILITIES DOWNTOWN) When the first snow comes, he on it! Make sure you get all the fun of winter, this year. Bring your sled in now for a Pre-Snow Check- up. Our expert snowmobile mechanics have the time this fall to get your machine ready to face this winter. All of it. Let us check these important points: Transmission: Drive Driven Pulleys Drive Belt Chain case Gear Box Fuel System: Carburetor Filter Gas Lines Gas Tank Suspension: Track Tension Alignment Bogies Slides Rear Axle 2 Spark Plugs in a Shock-Proof, Dust-Proof Plastic Case7 Engine: Tightness of. Cylinder Head Bolts Muffler Nuts Engine Mounts Electrical System: Leads Wires All light bulbs Cables Ignition System: Timing Plugs Points Condenser Steering: Ska Alignment Throttle Linkage Brake Cabie Adjustment skidoo As long as there's winter. Marta of Bombardier Limiled. Get a Pre-Snow Check-Up now! KEN'S SPORTS MILK RIVER, ALBERTA Phone 647-3866 GARY'S MOTOR SPORTS Box 1075, TABER, ALBERTA. Phone MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Avenue South, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA FOREMOST SHELL SERVICE FOREMOST, ALBERTA Phone 867-3522 ;