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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta I, 1972 THE imiiHIDOE HHALO 17 Eccentric Bantu millionaire leaves 23 wives. 200 children South Africa's new trains offer baths in suites By R. W. HEPKHS CAPE TOWN South Afri- ca's famous and colorful Bantu millionaire herbalist, Kliotso Sethuntsa, is dead at the age of 92, He is survived by 23 wives and approximately 200 children. Mr. Sethuntsa was bora near Kokstad in the Transkei in 1802, son of the coachman of the late president of the Transvaal, Paul Kruger. The jovial ooly- gamist revered Kruger and his home contains many photo- graphs aiMl reminders _ of the Kruger era in South Africa. On October 10, every year, Khotso held a festival mark South Afri- ca's Kruger Day. The prepara- tions took several weeks and invitations were annually sent to European guests. At the time of his death, Khot- so owned more han 65 farms, a dozen trading stores and em- ployed about workers. Es- timates of his personal fortune range from R7 million to R30 million (roughly to mil- Deep under his gaudy mansion are secret dungeons where most of his money was, or still is, kept. Only a few close mouthed servants have ever seen the r of fere. curiosity. His own people, the hardy Xhosa, feared and re- vered him. For more than half a century he cured their ills with powdered ostrich eggs and snake skins, His potions retail- ed at anything from a few cents to a few hunched rand. He knew the importance of persona] gimmickr and estab- lished a reputation for the flam- boyant, which h e assiduously lived up to. Cars were Ms di- version 8 big, shiny, expensive ones. Legendary fame has it that he paid cash for all his K'nolso could afford to indulge I cars (he owned over 50) with a ia eccentricity. His -money and 1 roll of bank noles as big as his medicine man mystique gave him considerable influ- ence. Whites regarded him with He even said his income tax in cash. CAPE TOWN South Afri- ca's superb new twin Blue Trains scheduled to enter service between Pretoria and Cape Town on September 4 are more than just million worth of edge-to-edge carpet- ing and unparalleled luxury on wheels. Behind the sleek blue exter- ior, the rich wood finishes and the super suites with private baths, lie years of careful planning to make these, the new Blue Trains, not only the best in South Africa but the most advanced in the world. Passengers who take t h e first scheduled trips on Sep- tember 4 will find a great many outstanding technical advances. The 16 cars air-cushioned, totally sound- proofed There is no door be- tween each car and the cor- ridor inns the entire length of the rain broken only by the sleek dining car wd the lavish lounge. Everything possible has been planned to ensure the creature comforts of passen- gers. The sun's rays will not intrude. Design sees to thii the privision of elec- trically operated Venetian blinds, snuggled between large sheets of piatft COLORFUL HERBALIST The late Khot so Selhunsto, a vilh one of his sons and three of his wives.____________ jovial polygamisl, is shown LAS VEGAS TOUR NOVEMBER ISth (Tiampodalion and Accommodations) DECEMBER 56th Palm Springs, lot Vegas, Reno, San Francisco, lake Tohoe, Pasadena Kate Bowl (Transportation end Accommodations) BOOK NOW AS TICKETS ARE SEUING FASTI NORTHERN BUS TOURS PHONE 327-3536 IETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Toun tKorted personally by Steve P. Xolth Best beaches hi Canada Canada's Magdalen Islands In lie Gult of the St. Lawrence Mver contain the most beauti ul beaches in the world, ac cording to traveller, writer, am beach-buff Harry Bruce. Bruce explored every come of the Globe in search of beauti ful beaches, including Souther California, Mexico, Antigua Southern France, the Adriati coast of Italy, and the Balti shores of Denmark. The beach sand on Magdale Islands is so fine and crysta line that the islanders export to foreign glass manufacturer Tlie small arch pelago, with a population of 1 500, is also famous for its flowers. During spring and summer when the hills are ablaze with daisies, buttercups, clover, and other blossoms the fragrance drifts several miles out to sea. MADRID The final figures egarding the tourist industry n Spain for 1971 showed that persons had come to :he country, compared to persons in 1970, which s an increase of H per cent. The number of foreigners in- creased 11.8 per cent, and the number of Spanish residents abroad decreased 7 per cent. According to data from the Spanish Institute of Foreign Money, tourist income for 1971 rose to S2.054.45 millions, com- pared to million 1970; tourist expenses rose to which leaves a profit in the tourism sector of compared to million in 1970. A total o! Canadians visited Spain during 1971 up 11.7 per cent. Despite the spectacular grow- th of tourism over the past years, tourists tend to crowd in lour different respects: They bunch together geo- graphically on the Mediterran- ean coast and on the Balearics, causing, in some cases, over crowding in these areas. They tend to come at s more to A NEW LOCATION A NEW EXPERIENCE ijj sandy TRAVEL! vt take you to the same times or seasons, cans- They tend to come from ing hotels and other lodgings the same areas, and OF THE SUN' to be jammed during the sum- quenlly tend to minimize mer and empty at other times nomic changes in their own of the year. Days Deluxe Motor Coach Tour including trans- They come for similar accornmodalion and Dejxuturti KOA especially in search of sun and beaches, which Vancouver begin Se pi ember 24th open in excess specialization in the tourist PER PERSON BILLINGS, Mont. The general offices for Kampgrounds of Calgary, Alberta to is great similarity in the reasons for travel to Spain. It is true that the Visit San Fran cite a, Santa Barbara, Disneyland and1 Knott'i Berry Farm. Wander through H.M.S. Ontaria, effective July 1st. to Spain to lie on Mary. Taur Ihe zoo in San Diego nis Ricci has been named to Mediterranean beaches, liead the as director 1 that he comes during the Then enjoy 1 5 dayj in "Trailer Village" liluak of Canadian operations. tner, and this tendency in Ihe "Valley of the Mesa, Arizona, In The change was announced be allayed by making a Deluxe Air Stream trailer. by Darrell Booth, President of KOA, Inc. Ricci has been to foreigners. The image of Spain abroad should Returning you can "try your luck Tn Lai North America's largest Spain offers not and Reno. tem of lull-service, family golden-sanded beaches, but campgrounds since facilities for winter 1971. He was director of in the various ground development at the resorts: it provides and Reservations Now Available eh ings, Montana with the chance of At present there are 27 Spanish art and open or under construction throughout Canada. By in the universities, familiarizing himself, with LAWSON TRAVEL time next year, KOA, Inc. and art COAST-TO-COAST cipates a growth to 75 campgrounds in the open and under construction status. Host of the development will take place can find ideal working conditions here for his conventions. Tbere are many MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. Phone 328-3000 or e Eastern Canada. 1 FRIDAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1st and 2nd THESE SPECIALS IN EfttCT ONLY AT CENTRE VILLAGE IGA-LETHBRIDGE MARTENS COALDALE WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL CLOSING SATURDAY, SEPT. 2nd CANADA GRADE 'A' YOUNG TURKEYS !b....... IGA TABLERITE SLICED COLD MEATS 5 VARIETIES 6 oz. pkgs........... 3 lor CASHMERE BATHROOM TISSUE 6 ROLL PACK TOP VALU ASSORTED CANNED POP 10 for TOP VALU NALLEYS 10 fl. oz. tins BEANS with PORK 14 fl. oz. tins (PLUS DEPOSITI POTATO CHIPS 2 for.. oz. pkg. ALBERTA FRESH LOCAL CORN on Ihe COB doz.' GOLDEN RIPE BANANAS 12 IBs. for. FRESH FROM OUR IN-STORE BAKERY COMBINATION LAYER CAKES EACH ;