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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta %0 lElHnxlOC.' MERAID Friday, Novc.ulisr 12, 1971 Foreigner may hny historic spot Swiss tempers flare up i ten-1 time riui-'o through the Wind ,n Ii .til 1 "Is md P'H-. i dl HI u mi ih 'IKltd ill lit i I I i, u sin lui (.11 t nl 1 i I uiii i 1 u j u 1 11 1 n M u Ih HI (s 111 l 1 Ul II Hi 111 1 UllUo d 11 Wlik 11111 ll 1 m 111 ill fioiu mum' (i I mil i M n i f i ilifuim i oils m 1 I u1 I u 'I u n s mi M i ilu 1 i mi i i n d 11 n m n to Til u 10 dicn id i 1 i, l d i x 1 ho m i s md 1 t Hid 11 b Liu in i Mich i in tin-, (i u n i jti 11 i i ui-, ill -H Ih is n i di n 1 nils ut OunK.li Mil t nit i v is n m he n u ipcn dul llui is i ii i u i 11 i ii ipulio o i he In me iii i i n i i 1 ,i rlii ioi tin P A ian i i i it t not m u i N i 11 t M i f no t -i fr i Ion i iib'iian f i, i a 11 c in c, begin at AIROLO (AP) Word that a foreigner may buy the "heart of Switzerland" has sent tempers flying in this Alpine country, 'lip for sale is about on acre, "eluding the KlO-year-old hos- pice cr lodging on the St. Got- thard pass. That is the most fa- mous Alpine crossing, and a legendary symbol of Swiss his- tory. In two World Wars St. Gotthard was chosen as the centre of a huge alpine reduit or fortified holdout from which the Swis army planned to put up all-out resistance against GK- man invasion. Now a dozen Germans as well as a armed with made plans to move peacefully into t h e area Owner Emmanuele who is IX and wants to retire, savs an advertisement in a Ger- ty man journal drew 13 bids as high as A Zurich newspaper ran a reader's letter warning that the "heart of our fatherland" may soon be in foreign hands. The newspaper launched a "save the hospice" campaign. Regional authorities observed that the "cradle ofIhe confeder- ation stood at the Gotthard and just because of the Gotthard Swiss freedom was born centu- ries ago." UKKKHS SWISS Lombard! says he would pre- fer a Swiss buyer. He has failed to arouse much interest among his countrymen, but there is a clamor for the government to purchase the place. This spotlights Swiss resent- ment over an increase in sales of real estate to moneyed ior- eigners. from German middle- Toronto the Good p _ Ton, m i m] r Lti i h i in P mi ci n v i m 1 1 th" c s (oium m T1l'l. a restaurant, shops, pool and saunn Ih 'J< the lureati u'c i up v hi Ll t Dunz i tr 1 sic l'" einp i nn m to buna OOi Snrj-t s It i-, e tim IK' v il ,1 d nio e II d'i M nnlhoi n T bli ill Tunei I ii n ilc I l all M c' l dl till i crm panv. brines n broad marketing 1 background to his new Job and -peaks of the city in terms of "the product" and "the age." i -My joli i.- 10 sell Toronto to i the rest of North America, and that's not hard to do consider- i ing the great place- that it is." Toronto, he noted, can offer j tip to 15.000 hotel rooms fcr a I i big convention, lots of hanqui't i facilities. Maple I.-eaf Gardens nnil the Canadian National Kx- hibition stadium. What the city i he says is a convention centre. "We are really hurting fur a ccnvcntion centre." he .-aid. no'.- ing that the lack of one eo.-i To- ft'v'e big copA'entiotis in "When the centre is f.onl- tially built it will provide cxhihi- lion" space ihnt badly needed along with meeting rooms." Mr. Palmer said Toronto has come "a lens; way in a short, while.'' and "we are just j ning to tap the tourist market." j -t 'X class businessmen buying vaca- tion rclreals in sunny Ticino to Arab oil sheiks ordering con- struction of elaborate palaces fronting on Geneva. A rush for land in southern Switzerland prompted federal legislation 10 years ago that makes all real estate buying hy foreigners subject to cantonal approval. But most cantons use a gener- ous interpretation of the law. German contractors even or- ganized bus, plane and train tours to the Ticino for potential buyers. One agency boasts of selling about a. million dollars worth of Swiss property per lour. Prices are stiff. A three-bed- room condominium apartment overlooking the lake in Lugano may cost more than A villa on Hie sbore would never draw less than S250.000. Land prices, soaring anyway, jump to breathtaking heights wherever foreign buyers turn up. SALT LAKE CITY An eastern Utah gully once filled with empty whisky bottles is becoming a year-round resort area owned and operated by the We Indians. Situated at Fort Duohesne, 22 miles west of Vernal on U.S. Highway 40, the Utah Bottle Hollow Resort gets its name from a custom of the U.S. Army Cavalry' unit stationed there from 1330-1912. Whisky was not allowed on the Ute reser- vation at that Lime, so the soldiers drained their bottles just before entering Ute country, left the empties in a gully just outside the reserve. The Ut.es remarked that the empty bottles were hol- low. They named the gully Bottle Hollow, not because the gully was a hollow filled with bottles, but because the bottles were hollow. The resort opened in July with 42 motel units of mod- ernistic design. Bottle Hollow has swim- ming, boating and dining fa- cilities. Eventually, it will have an art centre and gift shop to exhibit and sell In- dian paintings and jewelry. The Ulcs of Bottle Hollow have six reservoirs and 10 streams stocked with trout. They hunt buffalo, desert big- horn sheep, deer, elk, bear and cougar, as well as pheas- ant, chukar, grouse, geese and wild tin-key. MANY IMMIGRANTS Nearly Americans and Canadians have immigrated to Israel since the 1967 Middlo East war. SNEZKA, BOHtMIA'S HIGHtST MOUNTAIN, A FAVORIIL WITH SKIERS O 9 J! Q ft H _1I P fine Bohemia acieai s ML J___....sl_ t. .A. I Tinted glass reduces glare and there's a heated rear window for better visibility. winter sports enthusiast seeking new worlds to explore, might consider Bo- h'.-mia. Hi; western "province" oi Czechoslovakia, a region al- r.io-t encircled by mountains and one which has long been popular with both skiers and 2 We From 5 Departures Commenc Non-Slop Flight by Calgary to Mo 7 nights from ZnVtUU Chrislnias departures December 26th Reduced rates for children Guaranteed Weekly Departures 3 Weeks From 636.00 NEW ZEALAND rtures 1625.01 3 Depa CHECK YOUR TRAVEL DESTINATION THEN CALL THE FRIENDLY EFFICIENT STAFF AT A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 903 3rd Ave. S., lethbridgo Phono 328-7921 or 328-1771 Office Opon Monday tllru Salurflay 9 a.m. to 5 p.m froo Parking at Rear of Building P cific a jcdac-nlar 35-day tour which ciclcs the Pacific, lias bec-n mr.ounced by World Travel Consiltants fur ]fl72. Air travel fji the tour is provided hy Ja- p n Air Lines in co-operation il'i American Airlines. 1 ill is the first stop on the itincrarv, where tour members lake a three-day cruise among the legendary islands. Auck- land nnd majestic Mt. Cook in Nov.- Xealand are visited next. Then it's on tn Australia for tours of Melbourne, Canberra and bustling Sydney. Cosmo- politan Singapore, scenic, topical Pcnang, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand's temple- filled capital, are next. Three days are spent in Ilmig Kong, considered by many lo he Asia's iiioil exciting city. Two d.ivs are in Taiwan. And filially, the lour arrives in Ja- pan for visits to the old impe- rial capital at Kyoto, Ihe sea- side and mountain resorts of Atami and Hakone, anil Tokyo, world's largest metropolis Toiirs iirices arc from Ixis Angeles. from Chicago and from j New York, including air (are, I which is hascd on