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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta J.8 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Fritlny, Orlobei 197] ell inch cad Highway ,oiig-lime.dream realized My HASSKU, i cccding -100 feet uf vc'rnde i-lc- vation; in contrast, there are IIOKI-: than 'J5 years n such sectjons on No. 1 hand of living in communities .sirimg clear from Portage Ui valion. It has been ubservud I'raine tu Prince Huport fonmtl the CNR main line, which Ihe Vellowlu.-aci Highway Associ- follows roughly Ihe same and commenced ;i oiiuounters "Us steepest gi-iidc to motivate the govern-; jusl outside of Vancouver in mrnts of the western provinces: hiirnaby1 Similarly, curves are to build a first class through jess frequent and much broader along what they call-i along the Yeliowhead. Eastern Canadians planninj: a motor trip fo western should use the Yeliowhead at least one u road is al! 1 open, and much of it is rum1 constructed or reconstructed (lie town of Russell, where you should watch for remnants" of the Pelly Trail, used by eaih all more than -lot) feet, ranging, .settlers with ox-carts. Floral up to ''000 feet of verticle elc tans will love Dr. Skinnci s ......famed should virtually up to Trr.ns-Oanada standards. When you reach Portage La Prairie, pause at the eastern entrance lo tiw citv to view tHo Fort LaReinc Museum, and ed ''The most scenic, most economical, the most easily tra- velled route firims western Canada." Now, it is done. The Yellow- head snakes norih and from the Trans-Canada at Portage La Prairie, through Yorkton, Saskatoon, Thc Baule- fords, Edmonton and Jasper, fn British Columbia, the long- est fork of the Yelluwhead (No. liP flows clear across Ihe cen- tre of the province through Prince George to Prince Rupert, while Yeliowhead No. 5 branches south at Tete Jaime Cache to Kamloops, for a re- union v.ith No. 1. ST STATISTICS A recent mile-hy-mile survey shows some startling statistics: a 1971 Pontiac Grand Safari, with 400 cubic inch motor and carburetor, pulling a Hi-foot travel trailer ami earn- family of seven, just this tllc .cornucopia is the: civic en': history buff: the Northwest Re- bellion monument, in the centre of town. Virtually all of the Yellow- head highway isi Manitoba is a first class road. Shortly after you enter Sas- katchewan, through Langcn- btirg, Bredcnbury. and Salt Coats, the road is varied; some very of it too bid Some miles inside the Sas- katchewan border is Yorkton. ore of the ihree. largest cities along the Yeliowhead route, r-nd the first of three sites of the fascinating Western De- velopment miss ii. ''Good Spirit Lake" proun maybe a picnic lur.c'h on cial park nearby is a dillj Park in Crescent Lake, adja- Good road out of Yorkton, 'hut cent to downtown Portag Camping? Try Xorquay Beach to the- north. At Gladstone. 40 miles west, watch for the cairn which commemorates iho arri- val of the first settlers from Onlrrio in Golf, camping facilities, filtered' swimming claims the longest continuous pool, stock-car racing. Just 26 I stretch of white sand beach in miles further on is Neepawa- Saskatchewan! Thirty-two mi'es Crce for "Land of Plenty." and further on, watch for Winyard s somewhat patchy around Foam Lake, 00 miles lo the west. Then, suddenly, you're back on brand new w i t h paved shoulders anrl good mark-ings. Detour 12 miles north to Fishing travelled across Appropriately, Canada from Kamloops to Winnipeg over Trans-Canada No. 1, and returned to Kam- loops over ihe Yeliowhead: too. the county is named tiful Plains.1' Don't miss River- bend Park, one of the best com- nuinitv facilities on (he route- unbelievable architectural gem. At it cost nearly S700 for every family in Ihe community! Un- less you're returning via U.S. 80 and Utah, stop and taste Dublin is host to big art show DUBLIN Hose 71, which, of the past with the art of the promises to be the most impor- present and this will be made tnnl inlornalional art cxhihition possible this year by (lie exhi- HI71. opens this month in I bilion of Viking art a'l the Koyal Dublin, on Oct. 24, and contin-! Dublin Steely Hall in conjunc- ues until Dec. 29. II will be: (ion with 'the international housed in the enormous Viclor- i painting exhibition. This dis- ian Hall of the Royal Dublin play incorporates some of the Society with its murals of Horse national treasures of Norway. Shows' of years gone by. The! Denmark. Sweden and Iceland hall has been transformed by j dating back to the Illh and 9th the Irish artist, Patrick Scoli, j centuries. The similarity in do- ink: .'in art gallery of specta- j sign between Hie Viking trca- scale and simplicity. sures and C'ellic ones of the lloff. an old Irish word mean-' same date is striking. ing "poetry of was fiist staged in I9G7. its purpose: ollee n being lo introduce to Ireland the work of artists which the iMldllll Irish public would not other- wise have an opportunity to see. ;-r i rt r 7 Works created during the last liOlW Ol I'll ICC four years by 50 of the world's most celebrated painters have TRALER A 22-year-old girl been selected by an interna- from Miami. Florida, Lind'ay lional jury and will be on ex- McCravy is Ireland's new Rosf hihit along wilh masterpieces Tralee. She won the title el of Viking art. this year's Feslival of Kerry. There will also be 12 asso-! Twenty-six girls from all over also be 12 asso- ciated exhibitions in Dublin and tiie world contested the final- other centres throughout Ire-: They lind already won through land. These will feature Irish silver, glass, pottery, and the applied arts as wel'l as paint- their local area elimination finals and Linda got to the fina] by being selected from 150 en- by Alan D. Ha: el HALIBUT CAPITAL OF WOIUD That sthe claim Prince Rupert, B.C. makes. Its the western end of the Yellowhead Highway which runs from Portage La Prairie, Man, through to Saskalcon, Sask. and Edmonton, Alberta westward. _ Private galleries and an- trants in the Florida section, tique showrooms will mount l Miss McCravy, who is five feel special exhibitions. nine, is '.he tallest "Rose" since An interesting facet of Rose' the contest was launched V: is the deliberate intention to j years ago as the feature event compare and contrast the art i of the annual Festival of Kerry. pr The Yeliowhead route swimming, c 1 c a n j tnc in Bjg Lakei tne >ved slightly bullcllnSs. trailer hookups et al. I largest salt water lake in Can- including side BEAUTY SPOTS ada. You can view it for miles of mile trips bolh ways. The Yellow-: It's 18 miles to rival Jlinne- 1 along the Yeliowhead west head Association calculates dosa. which vies with Xeepawa i Winysrd. mileages at 1.273 via Yellow- for Manitoba's most beautiful each having won the pro- vincial award four times. Alin- nedosa has a man-made lake, uitli clean sandy a pic- nie urea and trailer-tamp- M joins Highway No. 6 north. llle nl downtown. Ssska head; MM via Trans-Canada N'o. difference of 109 miles. Cruising at highway speed of close to 50 miles an h o u r consistently, except in the Rog- ers Pass and Kicking Bcnff areas, where the big Pontiac protested at the steep- er grades, and was throttled i DESERT COl'XTRY The road thereafter is first watch for an abrupt stop sign where Yeliowhead Xo. open pit are tun- nels running as deep as 3.000 feet underground. Tourists csn view the site, bill only rarely are they permitted below ground. From there, tiie road is first class al! the way lo Saskatoon, ami you enter that vibrant j booming city on a virtual free- wav that sweeps you right into Western Turke luring- tourists Bv O> ROBIN .MKIIRHVEI.L ground, a golf course1, an in-: Forty-three miles west of triguing pioneer home yard is Ihe town of Lanigan, and "the only colored water- with community park, swim- falls in western Canada." One' ming pool, camping facilities back to unit consumed, of Canada's most popular ua- and even mineral waters at five gallons of fuel less ovorjtional parks. Rifling Mr.nitou Beach to the south- Yellowhead than it did over the' lies 30 miles north. It's 44 more west. The fine new highway to j easy miles to the town of Shoal' the west passes through some Lake, with golf, camping, beat-] rare desert country, with gen- ing and swimming. You'll tick uine sand-dunes on both sides of off an even 50 more miles to the route. Then near Viscount, toon's architecture is who visit Turkey's Aegean coast for the Didyma and last associated with Thales. one of the earliest Greek scientists the old fashioned grandeur" of first time usually wonder why i f10 .evolved an atomic theory the CXIt's Besshorough Hotel j that part of the 'Mediterranean ,lack of rapmmon- somehow blends with the mod-1 was ignored for so long bv holi- jtal "1Klns of rescai'cn' davers. Trans-Canada! Only four uphill-downhill sec- tions on Ihe Yeliowhead could be considered ex- era towers that surround .it. Take an hour and detour 25 miles south to see Blackstrap Mountain, homemade for the Canada Games and testimony to Saskatoon's determination to have everything. It towers over Lake. For those to whom a studv of Thc onswl. ,_, Ulat while Tm. the past adds an important di- ,ion 1 mcnt, i the, road s awhile, but 'ne famous Gardner Dam. See paired. Watch for the first po Western Development Museum. tash mine about 30 miles east JAMAICA 439.00 1 WEEKS FROM 5 DEPARTURES Commencing 20th Dec. 1971 NON-STOP FUGHT BY AIR CANADA CALGARY TO MONTEGO BAY WEEKS ONLY (DOUBIE OCCUPANCY) 2 WEEKS FROM 037.00 DEPARTURES WEEKS ONLY (3 ISLANDS EASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) For further information and reservations contact LAS VEGAS 174.00 6 DEPARTURES ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL SPAIN CANARY ISLANDS 3 WEEKS FROM 636.00 GUARANTEED WEEKLY DEPARTURES NEW LOW "APEX" FARES TO EUROPE OR BRITAIN Children Under 12 Half Faro Can Be Financed Recognized Credi'f Cardi Accepted No Club Membership Required Travel via Scheduled Airline Defimle Dale of Departure Ticket Validity 22 to 45 Days Efective 1st February 1972 FARMERS AND RANCHERS TOUR TO AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEA'.AND 1625.00 WE ONLY 00 WANT OUR C.N.R. ROYAL WINTER FAIR TOUR 369.00 FROM INCLUDES SIGHTSEEING and N.H.I. GAME IN TORONTO. iEAVES NOV. lOlh, 1971 CHECK YOUR TRAVEL DESTINATION THEN CALl THE FRIENDtY EFFICIENT STAFF AT INCLUSIVE TOUR FARE: FROM SOMONTON-S369.00 FROM SJK.H A.M.A. World Travel Service 903 3rd Avo. S. lethbridga Phono 328-7921 or 328-1771 Office open Monday Iriru Saturday 9 a.m. I Frno parking at rcrir of building key's west coast seems to have i js plcnly everything that any holidayer i and cvcn could want, it is on.y recently: arj a conslant that other of life exist besides; one's own. There are the old j men smoking their hubb.e hub- i bles in the cafes. Ihe farmers guiding their wooden plows that enough accommodation has ihere to en- courage the attention, not only of the holidayer himself, hut of his travel asent. And from the Canadian point through the dry soil, the white of view, an important factor is i scarred women carrying the that Turkey has become easier tobacco to the sorting shed, the to reach, flying Air Canada or' peasants laying out their long! BOAC to London, connecting j rows of figs and raisins in the i there with British European; sun. Airways flights hound for Is- j But Turkey is a new country tanbul-or right on to Ankara as well as an old one and it is if one prefers. this mixture of old and new i Izmir, one of the leading and the mingling of oriental j Turkish resorts, is probably and European styles that add better known to most people i to its fascination, by its old name of Smyrna, a The resorts that cater to city with a history stretching western holidaymakers are an j back lo Greek times and pop- example of Turkey's progress i ularly associated with dried; towards the future. They are figs. This is, however, a mod- m o d e r n developments with I em city on the Bay of Izmir white hotels, some of them and not only doys it provide i built on bungalow lines, stand- good bathing but it is near j ing by the sea. Discotheques some very exciting ancient: and bars provide places for sites. evening get-togethers at Ephesus. associated with St. i Ihe Holiday Village near Kusu- Paul's journeys and a great I dasi there are shops, restaur- city under the Greeks as well ants and for as the Romans, has extensive, entertainment concerts and remains and so has Pergamon, dancing. a city used to store some of j------------------------------------------ the treasures of Alexander the Great. Then there are Prienc, j HOLIDAY CRUISES 71-72 Your "Holidaymokers" of P. Lawson Travel can now offer you 2 exciting Air-Sea Cruises to West indies. CRUISE PARTY NO. 1 Departs New York Dec. 23rd, 1971 for 1! clays. FARE FROM CALGARY RETURN CRUISE PARTY NO. 2 Departs New York Feb. 10. 1972 for IS'.i days. FARE FROM CALGARY RETURN BOTH TOURS INCLUDE; Transfer on arrival airport New York to Hotel accommodation in New York for one night (based on sharing twin bedded Hotel porterage. Breakfast New York at hotel day of sailina. Transfer from hotel to pier morning of soiling. Aboard "Empress of Canada" West Indies Cruise (11 days Dec. 23 or 15'.j days Feb. including all meals and entertain- ment. Guaranteed two-berth cabins with private toilet facilities on Upper Deck. Transfer from pier to airpirt for homeward journey. R LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST MARQUIS HOTEl BLGD. Phone 328-3000 or 327-4094 Rockies resort complex A SS million complex is plan- i ned for the heart of the Cana- (linn Rockies. 25 miles east of J the Jasper-Banff Highway and j i miles west of Red Deer, j Borderiiu; the While float wild- i erness region of Alberta. .100 acres will he developed with Slid preserved in a natural slate. Called the Odyssey, the new i resort will cater'strictly to tour- j i ists in summer, sponsoring busi- j ness seminars in winter. Thc I complex will consist of: 20.1X10 square fool main lodge. 30 cot-! tage-type buildings "with i rooms. 18 hole golf course, en- j closed pool, tennis courts. Ii will overlook a Ll-mile-long lake lo he created on the North; Saskatchewan River hchinci Hie Bighorn Dam, now under con- i s! rue! ion. i Conslruction of Odyssey will i start next spring with comple-1 lion scheduled for May 197.1. ALBERTA LIKES IT ON THE LIGHT SIDE. Exterior backbone used as protection Only mammal with a hack- hone partly outside its body is the polio, a monkey-like pri- mate of Africa. The verti- cal spines form a ridge of sharp spikes with which the animal slashes its enemies. Your assurance of quality by TILFORD ;