Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, October 22, 1971 Tourists wauled in Cook Islands KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) The Cook Islands in the Pacific want don't go yet. "Come to the Cook Islands and see all their beauties in two years' says the islands' economy minister, A. P. Short. If beaches elsewhere arc white, he says, the Cook Is- lands' are whiter. Their lagoons are filled with multi-colored fish that you can either admire or eat. But the islands, about miles off Northern Chile and 700 miles southeast of Tahiti, aren't ready for you yet. For one thing, the interna- tional airport which was due to open this year won't be com- pleted until 1973. "If the people of the Cook Is- lands want to work, they Short said. "If not they sleep." When you do get to the Cook Islands, you'll be greeted by kisses on both cheeks by flower girls, Short went on. "You'll have someone to sing for you there, but our girls are not for sale." The Cook Islands, self-govern- ing but under the wing of New Zealand in defence and foreign affairs, have a population of about predominantly Po- lynesian. The islands were named for Capt. James Cook, British navi- gator who went there in 1773. Visitors relive medieval times LONDON To journey back a thousand years to England as it was in medieval that's what will soon be pos- sible for visitors to Chilham village near the lu'storic cathe- dral city of Canterbury in Kent, according to a EOAC Travel expert. On top of the Mil where the village stands is Chilham Keep, one of the best-preserved Nor- man buildings in Britain. To- day, it is owned by the 13th Viscount Massereene and Fer- rard, whose own ancestry goes back to Norman times. Inside the Keep, visitors will sit down to a banquet of the sort enjoyed by the Medieval landowners who used to live there. S p i t-roasted venison from deer roaming in the surround- ing forests will be served with a special sauce prepared from Kentish crab apples. Salmon from his Lordship's river is another choice, served with cresses from nearby freshwater springs. Serving wenches in velvet gowns will present the feast while musicians play lutes and sing. Diners will drink from pewter goblets which are exact copies of those used by Gyles de Badlesmere who was given the castle by King Edward III in the thirteenth century. Before their feast, visitors will be able to see a part of England preserved as it would have been a thousand years ago. including animals of that time roaming in the beautiful grounds of the estate. Apart from deer, there are wapiti and sika as well as Jacob's sheep oldest breed in the world. Lord Massereene said: "We have the oldest and largest known heronry in the world. For 700 y e a r s, countless gen- erations of herons have return- ed to nest in one small wood. Legend has it that if the herons do not return by Valentine's Day February 14 each year some terrible misfortune will befall the Lord of the Man- I'm always very pleased to see them back." The Norman Keep is all that remains of the ancient castle which used to stand there. Much of it was demolished in the fourteenth century. In the candlelit warmth of the two banqueting halls of the Keep, the shadowy past will become the historic back- ground against which a hun- dred visitors will enjoy the magnificent medieval fare of ancient England. The banquet, costing about will be an ideal evening sequel to an ternoon visit to nearby Canter- bury giving visitors a chance not only to see the buildings of bygone centuries but also ac- tually to sample what life w; like. FOR TOURISTS Rock- ets glare recalls warlike past of Ehrenbrcitstein Castle, an- cient fortress along Ger- many's Rhine River. But now the idea is to entertain tourists, not repel invaders, as an 11-mile stretch of the storied river is illuminated for a special "Rhine in Flames" festival. JAMAICA 5 Departures Commencing 20th Dec. 1971 Non-Stop Flight by Air Canada Calgary to Montego Bay HAWAII FroT' 359.00 14 Departures LAS VEGAS 6 Departures 174.00 SPAIN CANARY ISLANDS Guaranteed Weekly Departures LtL A A 3 Weeks From..................... OoO.UU FARMERS AND RANCHERS TOUR TO AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 3 Departures 1625.00 CHECK YOUR TRAVEL DESTINATION THEN CALL THE FRIENDLY EFFICIENT STAFF AT A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 903 3rd Ave. S., Lelhbridgo Phone 328-7921 or 328-1771 Offlw Open Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking ut Rear of Building MINIATURE TOWN One of Denmark's more popular tourist attractions is a mini- ature-sized town built over a area on the outskirts of Billund about 150 miles northwest of Copenhagen. Young children can tour the site on a small train or ride in small electric-powered automobiles. Every structure, animal and exhibits, on the site, were built of plastic toy bricks. Spectacular vistas along Yellowstone lakes EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the conclusion of a personal story telling of the Yellow- head route from Portage La Prairie to Prince Rupert, B.C. By ALAN D. HASSELL YELLOWHEAD PASS, 19 spectacular miles past the town of Jasper, enter British Columbia with the worlds largest collection of mountains. Watch for the headwaters of the Fraser River, near Moose Lake. Pause at Mt. Robson to gaze almost straight up anoth cr feet! Pause too, to chat with Tom Carr, who has lived there since it was a goat trail, and has worked and wheedled for the Yellowhead highway. This part of the road is so new a few bridges are still awaiting decks (but you won't have to swim there are short, easy paved detours across temporary but safe log Just more than 40 miles in- side British Columbia, you face he same decision that con- the Overlanders a cen- .ury ago do you split south- west down the North Thomp- son River to Kamloops and the Trans-Canada, or Northwest along the Fraser to Prince George and Prince Rupert? Ask Bert VanEssen at Tete Jaune Cache Lodge to show you vhat is believed to be the ac- tual site of Tete Jaune's ori- ginal Cache Early in the 1880s, an Ir- oquois Indian from eastern Canada, with a hint of white ancestry, journeyed to the Rocky Mountains working for the fur traders. Because of a light tinge to his hair, the French Canadian Voyageurs called him Tete head. He was wont to hide his furs on the banks of the fledg- ling Fraser River at the settle- ment we still call Tele Jaune's Cache. Highway No. 5 affords many excellent views of the beauti- ful North Thompson River almost pastoral compared to the turbulent water throughout most of this mountainous prov- ince. While Yellowhead No. 5 is one of the newest in the prov- ince (half a dozen bridges are just being decked this summer, eliminating the last of the short, easy first class accommodations are now available all along the route. WATERFALL WONDERLAND Plan to pause at Clearwater, (10 miles from Kamloops, for a short detour into Wells Gray Provincial Park Canada's Waterfall Wonderland, with six major waterfalls all within cosy viewing distance. Kamloops itself one of the two largest cities of the Brit- ish Columbia interior, is famed as a fisherman's paradise. Proceeding west and north down the Fraser on Yellowhead 16, the visitor encounters the only piece of old road on the entire route (except for a chunk at the far western end now well under Between Tete Jaune and the village of McBride, there is just under 20 miles of well maintained gravel road, pend ing completion of the new route alongside. In McBride, fine time for a visit to the excel- lent museum at the western end of town. Ask about the trai into the Bowron Lake Provin- cial Park canoeist's para- dise. Accommoda lions are scarce between McBride anc Prince George slightly over a hundred miles. Prince George vies with Kamloops as the metropolis o: the B.C. interior a humming commercial, industrial, and dis- tribution centre, it sits at the intersection of the central in- terior's two major through highways Highway 16 easl and west, and Highway 97 north and south. The prov- ince's biggest lakes lie nearby Lake Williston to the north, behind the W. A. C Bennett Dam in the Peace River, now ranks number one in B.C.; westward are Babine Lake, formerly number one, plus other big lakes such as Takla, Stuart, Francois, and the complex of giant lakes ringing the north end ol Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. All offer record-sized Kam- loops trout for the eager fish- erman. Big game abounds in this same area. Moving west from Prince George on Highway 16, a 40- mile side trip north from Van- derhoof over a paved road to Ft. St. James offers a glimpse of early British Columbia his- tory. The fort, at the south end of Stuart Lake, was an early capital of the province when it was a Hudson's Bay Company fur-trading post more than a century ago. West again, where instant towns like Ft. Fraser, Endako, and Houston have sprung up from a great surge of both mineral and wood- product development in the "most dynamic section of Can- ada's most dynamic province." Mayor H. G. Baker of Bums Lake is an indefatigable boost- er of tourism as potentially the number one industry in the area, though THE LAKES DISTRICT "Burns Lake is the centre of the lakes district. It's the gate- way to Twecdsmuir Park, the largest provincial park in Brit- ish Columbia. It offers easy ac- cess to huge stretches of virgin wilderness. There's miles of fishing lakes on our door- step and a million gov- ernment spawning ground un- der construction, the largest in the world. Whore else can you detour from the main highway, over good roads, idling along past these beautiful waters, and fed free to stop and camp almost anywhere without being ho enthuses. West of Houston, plan a stop at Smithers one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway, with excellent tourisl facilities. Take a look at the glacier on Hudson's Bay Moun tain; see Glacier Gulch, the Moricetown Falls, the fossil beds (believed up to eight mil lion years old) or go hiking in the Silver King Basin it's spectacular! The Indian village of Moricetown lies along gravel road paralleling the highway, and you will find a totem pole in front of almost every house! At new Hazeltown, take i wee detour into "old town" anc plan a couple of hours at 'Ksan Village recreated as closely as possible in the fashion of the villages that existed when the white man first appearec on the scene. 'Ksan is a living history of the people of the upper Skeena. It lies astride the ancient natural trail south from Alaska which the In dians travelled centuries ago If you're a collector, acquire some of the superb India! curios, beadwork, and WMX carving available here. Ask Polly Sargent how to travel the alternate road through the In- dian village of Kitwanga, aneen awarded the "Discover America Award" by Discover America Travel Organizations, Inc. The presentation ras made recently in Atlanta, Many lands represented Jamaica's strange names KINGSTON, Jamaica Cali- fornia is in Manchester, Mary- land in Hanover, Bangor and Boston are in Portland, and Al- bany is five miles from Rich- mond. These are some of the slightly misplaced names in Jamaica. The island, settled by Spanish, occupied by British and the permanent home of many Africans, would be ex- pected to have names such as Oracabcssa or Little London or Wait-a-Bit. Where did the Am- erican names come from? No one knows: perhaps from some visitors from the north in earlier centuries. In any case, playing the geography game is one way to see many of Ja- maica's out-of-the-way places, while trying to guess where the names came from. Some refer to a physical characteristic (Cockpit Coun- try, the rugged interior area) or to a historic event (Hang- man's Cay, where the pirate, Calico Jack Rackham was ortoaproductof the region (Montego Bay, a corruption of manteca, Spanish for lard, which early settlera used to There are some names that are puzzles. The lovely coast town of Ocho Rios: is it Span- ish for Eight Rivers? Wrong. It was originally las Chorer- ras meaning the Spouts (wa- And what about An- chovy, a village in the hills of St. James Parish? Not named Orient tour by Cook Thos. Cook and Son, Inc., is offering a 23-day "Discover the Orient" tour for 1972-73. The itinerary is fully described in Cook's new brochure, available from your travel agent or Ja- pan Air Lines, which provides all air transportation for the program. The tour begins in Tokyo for a look at the world's largest metropolis, then continues to the pilgrimage centre of Nikko, spectacular Fuji-Hakone Na- tional Park and the imperial capital of Kyoto. The traveler then goes to the other impor- tant Asian cities, including Tai- pei, Manila, Singapore. Pe- nang, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Ten departures are scheduled during 1972. for the little fish, but for the anchovy tree. If you start your tour at Montego Bay and head inland from the coast, you will encoun- ter such names as Barbecue Bottom, Cacoon Castle, Bunk- er's Hill, Alps, Big Bottom, Ris- ing Sun, Show Meself, Laugh- lands, Philadelphia, Free Hill and Nonsuch. In the deep in- terior, much of which is moun- tainous, there are nuggets like Me No Sen You No Come, An- gels, Cuffy Gully, Guinea Corn, Quebec, Cum See, Penzanzce and Quick Step. In the south- ern Parishes you will find Wickie Wackic, Wag Water, Heart Ease, Speculation, Alliga- tor Church, Buckup, Jackass Hill and Put Together. It may be interesting to note that you have to cross the Blue Mountains to get froir. Birnam Wood to Dunsi- naine. Paradise, however, is easy to reach, situated as it Is between Hope Bay and New Eden. London visitors can save money Well travelled Air Canada operates Vancou- ver, B.C. Toronto 747 flights every day, and the popularity of the Superjets is evident in the load factors 80 per cent of the seats filled on every flight. scheme that will save money for Canadians when they visit London is to be launched by Countdown Direc- tories Ltd. and BOAC. The airline has linked up with Countdown to provide fa- cilities for obtaining reductions of up to 25 per cent by paying cash at hotels, theatres, a wide range of stores and' beauty salons. One of the many attractais of the "Countdown in London" scheme is a special "Open to View" ticket costing which enables the holder to free admission to most of Brit- ain's famous stately homes and ancient monuments. Once the Countdown pilot scheme is working smoothly in Canada BOAC hopes to intro- duce the idea to other coun- tries on its world-wide network. The scheme is simple to join and easy to operate. Member- ship for a year will cost and each visitor will get a Countdown London cash card and a directory listing all the available reductions and con- cessions. All a visitor in London will have to do when paying cash or travellers cheque is to pre- sent his Countdown card to ob- tain an automatic saving. The directory, which includes a guide to London and maps, provides a wealth of informa- tion on where to shop, the best places to eat, where to stay, what to see and where to ehioy the top shows and night clubs. In the centre of the directory are vouchers, which entitle .holders to many special offers including free souvenirs, cuff links and manicure sets. Countdown Directories, run by three ex-university men, also offers visitors the welcome opportunity to save money on hiring cars, buying antiques and clothing and a variety of items like wigs, jewellery and cameras. Princess cruises new TPPC member SAN Cruises has joined the Trans- Pacific Passenger Conference, it was announced by Ron C. Lord, general manager of TPPC; and by Stanley B. Mc- Donald, president of Princess. Princess thus becomes the seventh "regular" Conference member. Others are American President Lines, Mitsui-OSK Lines, Orient Overseas Line, Pacifc Far East Line, P and 0 Lines, and Royal Viking Line. REQUIRE: SERVICE ADVISOR To fill a vacancy due to expansion we need a young aggressive sales mtnHed person with automotive ex- perience. We offer good salary, employee benefits and working conditions. Apply to: GUY PELOQUIN, Service Manager Cor 6th Ave. and 6th St. S. Phone 327-5763 NEW FALL SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE OCT. 31 SAME CONVENIENCE NEW TIMES! Effective Oct. 3T mWnTgnf, new departure and arrival times will come into effect in some Greyhound schedules. This is due to the change from Daylight Saving to Standard Time in many areas across Canada. your Greyhound agent for details and go easy, go Greyhoundl GREYHOUND EASY CHAIR FARES CALGARY 4 vo: .45 5 .15 daily Faros subject to crinngo without Sit back and see Canada the easy way! Climnlc-conditionod Rostroom-oquippod -Armchaircomfort GO GREYHOUND and leave the driving to us. For fait travel facts, charter icrvico and package express information contact the Greyhound Bus Depot, 411 5th Street S., lei. 327-1551, or your local Greyhound agent or favorite travel agent.