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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE tETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 13, 1970 RUSSIAN SHIP VISITS INLAND GERMANY The Flagship of the Russians Danube River fleet, is the first Soviet vessel to enter west Germany over inland water- ways. The photo shows Ihe passenger ship during its recent, historical visit to Passau, a famous, old German town on the Danube near the Austrian border. Sterling next May 25, the "Dnjepr" will be making regular runs between Passau and its home base Yalta. ft's' even possible the "Dnjepr' and other Soviet ships will be cruising up the Rhine by 1981 when the Rhine-Moin-Danube "Europe Canal" becomes navigable. Presently, locks and dredging are in progress in a 400 million dollar project, which will enable ships to cruise miles from the Black Sea to Rotterdam at the North Sea via the three rivers and linking canals. Toiirisls can see liow India floes il iant roun The government of Mysore State in southern India has an- nounced that the rarely sched- uled Khedcla operations will be held in the Kharapur forests, 40 miles from Mysroe city, January 9 and 12, 1971. "Ope'fation Khedda" refers to the rounding tip, herding and taming of wild elephants. The last such round-up took place January, 1868, and is only scheduled a couple of times per decade. During Khedda, trained ele- phants called "kumkis" and their mahouts herd wild ele- phants with a variety of noise- Get Set for the Time of Your Life WINTER CRUISING ON EITHER OF THESE TWO CARIBBEAN CRUISES Choice Space Is Available Right Nowl Caribbean Carousel Cruise Deporting Jan, 7, 1971 from Vanocuver Returning February 3rd. Visit: Curacao, Barbados, Martinque, St. Thomas, Puorto Vollarta and Acspulcoj Balboa and Cristobal. Fare.............. from (U.S. Funds) Caribbean Carnival Cruise Departing Feb. 5, 1971 from Vancouver Returning March 4th Visit: la Guaira, Caracal, St. Thomas, Acapulco, Barbados, Curacao, Panama and Puerto Vallarla, Fare (U.S. Funds) REMEMBER IT COSTS NO MORE TO SEE LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST MARQUIS HOTEL BLDO. Phone 328-3000 or 327-4094 making devices, through the jungles to a river, across the river and into a camouflaged stockade. The wild pachyderms are then roped and an arduous training program begun to make them ready for service at logging carnps harvesting teak and rosewood, for zoos around the world, and Tor car- rying deities during India's many religious festivals. Each day about 2500 seats will be available so that 5000 tourists will be able to see the world-famous Khedda. Admis- sion on both days is by ticket, which can be purchased ia ad- v a n c e. Accommodation is available at Mysore, and at nearby forest lodges and tour- ist bungalows. Sabena opens Jumbo service toN.Y.onFeb.l A big innovation In the Sa- bena winter timetable for the 1970-71 season will be the entry into service of the Boeing 747 aircraft on the Brussels New York route February 1, 1971, at a frequency of one flight per day. A second daily service will continue in Boeing 707 air- craft. Another Innovation in the new schedule is the addition of Manila, in the Philippines, to the Sabena network. This will be on one of the two southern route services between Bel- gium and Japan and this ser- vice has already commenced- effective with the introduction of the winter schedule Novem- ber 1. Norway offers Ski tours MONTREAL "Ski Happen- ings in Norway in 1971 is iho title of a new attractive folder contains a compete pio- gram for three package tours to Norwegian ski centres this season. The really attractive part of this package, is the price of tho land arrangements: in U.S. funds buys 13 nights accom- modation in a first class hotel a twin-bedded room with private bath or shower; all meals from dinner on the sec- ond day of this package to breakfast on the 15th day; all Service charges and (axes; sec- ond class rail and bus transpor- tation in Norway; transfers; sightseeing tours; a charming evening in Geilo and many other equally attractive fea- tures. What is not included in this land package are ski lifts, for- warding of skis on trains snd other items of personal nature. Two tours include a stay at Voss or Geilo, and the "Giant Snow Ball Tour" combines both resorts. Voss ami Geilo are the loading ski resorts in 'Norway, two famous mountain villages on the Bergen Oslo railroad, which provides the most scenic railroad trip in Europe. These two mountain villages offer ample snow, sev- eral ski lifts, expert ski schools and good hotels with a varied program of after-ski activities. During the winter season, Scandinavian Airlines m at n- lains service 6 days a week from Montreal to Copenhagen convenient connections to different areas in Norway. New seaside hotels Two 185 foot high hotel buildings with 280 units have opened at the German seaside resort of Burg on the south coast of the island of Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea. A third hotel is to be completed by 1971, FEW HURRICANES Hurricanes are virtually non- existent m the South Atlantic Ocean, meteorologists say. NORWAY Where skiing was born Marrakech surpasses rivals against mountain backdrop lj 'I proud product of Canadian Schcnlcy Distilleries Lid, LONDON British European Airways has begun the opera- lion of a weekly service be- tween London and its new southern most destination, Marrakech, in west central Morocco. The service operates both ways every Saturday via Gi- braltar, with travel time from London, including the Gibraltar stop, running 4 hours and 20 minutes. Marrakech is an inland city lying roughly half-way between Tangier and the southern bord- er ot Morocco, and is about 150 air miles south of Casa- blanca, the coastal Moroccan city of cinema fame. A feature of the region, one one of the nearest sub- tropical areas to Europe, is toe climate. Winter daytime tem- peratures average 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the sun shines about seven hours a day. The city possesses all of th.e attractions of larger North African communities, including a traditional quarter with mar- kets and narrow alleys and the tree-lined avenues of a modern quarter. In one aspect it sur- passes all of its rivals, how- ever its setting against the magnificent backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. There are about 20 good hotels in Marrakech, six of them in the five-star category ranging from the famous Ma- mounia, the haunt of Sir Win- ston Churchill, to a brand new Holiday Inn. Klondike cover girl is named A beautiful auburn-haired 21 year old Edmonton girl has been named Edmonton's Klon- dike Days Exposition Cover Girl for 1971. She's Mrs. Phyl- lis Wilson, a tall, green- eyed secretary. As Cover Girl for 1971 her pcilurc will be featured on the over half a million brochures, posters, and various other pub- licity materials published and distributed by Ihe Edmonton Exhibition Association promot- ing Edmonton's Klondike Dayu Exposition next July 22 to 31. Skiing guide in France ready A new, to the mimiic. 1971 edition of Air I'Yancc's pop- ular guide to the world ol' French skiing has just conic off Ihe press. A frnr copy is nvailjiblc from all Air franco offices or by writing Air France, Place Vilie Marie, Montreal 113. AH of the hotels have swim- ming pools and most of them fine, shady gardens. Restaurants of the French bistro type offer a change of pace from hotel menus and at prices comparable to those in the French provinces. Drinks, however, are on a par with what you might pay in any of the-larger cities of the West. There is plenty to see and do in and'around Marraksch, in- cluding shopping in the labyr- inthine Souks and watching the wool dyers at work. Sunset is the time to make for the vast square of. Djemaa-El Fra, which in the daytime is a mar- ket place and in the evening an open-air circus. Storytellers attract large local audiences as do tha acro- bats and snake charmers. Tour- ists can watch it all from ths roof of the nearby Care du Glacier. There are several excursions which can be made fhom Marr- akech. A 30-minute drive takes you to the winding Ourika val- ley at the foot of the Atlas. The road follows a sparkling river and above the valley Is the sH station of Oukairneden which is easily accessible from Marra keeh. A longer trip, about 125 miles, will take you to Ouarza- zate. It is reached by a pass through the Atlas and leads to oases of the Dra Valley and ths Sahara. Essaouira, former- ly Mogador, lies closer to Mar- rakech, and both places have at least one good hotel. Agadir, south on the coast, is also easily reached from Marrakech and is developing fast as a coastal resort. FUNSEEKERS TO HA WAI I, 13 NIGHTS From........ (CAIOART) Weekly Sunday Departures Commencing December 20th! Non-Slop Direct Jef Service Guaranteed Accommodation in Hawaii Aloha Welcome Baggage Barbecue Beach Party 9 Fun Seekers Hawaii Hosts and much, much m o re! BOOK NOW Phone 328-7921 or 328-177! All INQUIRIES WELCOME! A.M.A. World Travel Service Office open Monday Ihrough Saturday 9 a.m. lo 5 p.m. 903 3rd Ave. S. LETHBRIDGE FREE PARKING AT REAR OF BUILDING Tenerif e isle bird paradise Tcnerife, which owes its exis- tence In a volcanic upheaval beneath the floor of tlio Allan- lie ocean, is the largest island of the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. Also in the archipelago are Gran Can- aria, La Palma, Lanzarotc, Fuertevenlura, H i e r v t> and Comera. Pico do Teide Volcano oc- cupies two-thirds the 795 square mite island, tlie main ptovinco of which is Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Highest point of the mountainous island is El Piton, feet above sea level. Snov, lingers on lire caps for four months of every year. Although there are two craters, there is no record of any eruption. In 1798 lava spewed out of the craters for three months, filling small bays and grottoes. Santa Cruz is the capital of Tcnerife and of the Canary Is- lands. The other major city is Orolana, whore a stream o f water runs through every street. In 1854 Tenerife was de- clared a free port bringing in- dustry to the island. Diet of the islanders is fish, potatoes and gofio. Gofio is made of Indian corn or wheat that is roasted, ground and kneaded with water or milk. The levante, a hot southeast wind from Africa, sweeps the island. The climate is mild, dry and healUiy. Roman Catholic- ism is the official religion and Spanish the main language. Tenerife has a pleasant cli- mate in the high regions the temperature is low but most of the island is equable and warm. The mean temperature is 71 degrees. It is a paradise for birds. It is the home of the canary, African vulture, falcon, buzzard, sparrow hawk and kite. Two species of owl, three of sea mew, stockdove, quail, raven, magpie, chaffinch, gold- fin c h, blackcap, titmouse, blackbird and house swallow are indigenous to the island. Most visitors will stay in the lower, wanner areas of the island, whose subtropical cli- mate produces coffee, dates, sugar, banana and oranges. The main resort anea is cen- tred at Puerto de la Cruz. What used to be a quiet village has become a modern, smart resort with a shopping centre (duty free shoppers delight) and three excellent hotels, all o[ which are featured in an all- inclusive BOAC holiday pack- age from as little as in- eluding ail" fare, for sixteen days. Wen? travel man for Edmonton A native Albertan, who has had extensive training with the Canadian Government Travel Bureau, is Edmonton's new Travel Development Offi- cer. Leo LeClerc, industrial co- ordinator, has announced that Peter Walls, 28, has joined the department from his post as assistant manager of the CGTB's Cinncinati office. IBs appointment fills the vacancy created by the resgination this summer of Dale Partridge. Mr. Walls, whose family re- sides in Banff, is a graduate of the University of Alberta in Business Administration and Commerce and, when he joined the Canadian Government Travel Bureau, had a back- ground of ten years association with the Brewster Transport Co. in Banff. Sno-Prince "...the sleek new line that dominates the horizon' 21 models to choose from. Including the all new JUNIOR. Sno-Prince for snowmobilers who expect reliable follow-up service. See your Sno-Prince dealer to-day.. HONCl. Manufactured by LIONEL ENTERPRISES INC, Head office: Princeville, Que. Branch ollioes: Winnipeg, Man. Markham, Onf. Monclon, N.B. Associated with: EiFFG DUDLIY CUSTOM SHOP IETHBRIDGE NOBLE BLADE SALES TABER HI WAY 36 ESSO SERVICE VAUXHAU NOBLE BLADE SALES NORIEFORD ;