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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Soplcmbor 4, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 x s AVENUE DES CHAMPS ELYSEES FALLS VICTIM TO COMMERCIALISM Famed Champs Elysees Now Dying Avenue By LOUIS MARCEHOU 'PARIS (Reuters) The Champs Elysees, claimed by Parisians to be the most beau- tiful avenue in the world, is dying. Once it was an elegant walk lined with luxury stores along which Frenchmen and foreign tourists loved to stroll lei- surely and admire' store win- dows. But it is rapidly becom- ing an urban highway flanked by some of the most expen- sive offices in the world. Now a warning has been' sounded by a group of urban planners, led by Paris Prefect Marcel Diebolt, who wants to .halt this trend. In a study published here, they suggest a 20-year plan to maintain at least part of the avenue as the window of French luxury goods and art. The 75-yird-wide Avenue des Champs Elysees, once the favorite haunt of the elegant society, has fallen victim to the gradual drift of commer- cial activities from cramped central Paris toward more spacious sites in tha west of (be French capital. MANSIONS GONE The last fashionable man- sions were replaced by large office buildings soon after the First World War. Since then, competition for space has pushed luxury stores out of the avenue. Nowadays only banks, air- lines and automobile firms can afford to build or rent space. Fifty per cent of the Champs Elysees shops disap- peared between 1952 and 1970, pushed out by large firms able to pay up to francs (about for every square yard of office floor and francs (about for a square yard in a ground-floor store. Sunday crowds rush straight into huge movie thea- tres, and office workers dur- ing the week crowd into large snack bars and drug stores. Pedestrians, finding little to attract them along the ave- nue, tend to desert it. They are also scared away by the daily torrent of cars roaring" along the avenue which becomes more and more difficult and dangerous to cross. The city planners proposed to remedy this by regrouping the large offices and car showrooms at the two ends of the avenue. LOST LEMON LABOR DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL CAMPING S2.50 PER DAY, PER FAMILY Includes oil facilities ft the park including heated swimming pool FIRST COME FIRST SERVED LOST LEMON TENTING PARK BLAIRMORE, ALBERTA The middle of the avenue would be reserved for luxury stores, art galleries and cafes. Arcades lined with smaller stores woidd link the avenue with parallel streets on both sides, setting up a wide centre of activity. Two underground passages, also lined with stores, would cross beneath the Champs Elysees. The authors of the plan esti- mate that it will take at least 20 years and a lot of goodwill and co-ordination between city fathers and businessmen to implement it and save the character of the avenue. This conservative estimate is based1 on the fact that it took 170 years from 1667 to carve out the Champs Elys- ees' perspective and another 100 years to complete the buildings on either side. Olympic Games Under Plexiglas The landmark of the 197 Summer Olympics in Munich the ft. tent roof in tended to cover the sport arena in the Oberwiesenfeld, is to be made of plexiglass. Th vast construction with its mam moth roof of iridescent brown will rise up from the rolling green scenery of the im mediate area. Tbs brownish grey material resembles sur glasses and is sufficiently transparent to guarantee con trast-free TV pictures. At thi same time, it offers ennugl protection from the glare of th< sun. P. LAWSON TRAVEL LTD. Is Celebrating Tlieir 13th Anniversary In tethbridge Help us celebrate during September Take your choice of many Christmas and Winter Vacations And Book Now. ROYAL WINTER AGRICULTURAL FAIR TORONTO, NOVEMBER 10TH 20TH. All inclusive tour leaving Calgary Nov. 10th. from S301. HAWAII FIT ONE WAY SHIP THE OTHER Steamship space now available First and tourist class VANCOUVER TO HONOtlHU Arcadia Feb.. Arcadia July HONOLULU TO VANCOUVER Oriano Doc. Arcadia Feb. HAWAII Two-week all inclusive vocations from Calgary as low as DEPARTURES Dec. 19th, 26fh; Jan 2nd, 9lh, 16th, 23rd, 30th; Feb. 6thr 13th, 20th, 27th; March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th. April 3. INCLUDING Round trip air fare, transfers, lei greetings, 14 night accommodations in air conditioned hotels with swimming pool, overnight bag 'ticket wallet. MARQUIS NOTE" MEXICO 2 week all inclusive vacations fo sunny Mozatlan from Calgary as low ai 5339. DEPARTURES Dec. 19; Jan, 2, 16r 30; Feb. 13, 27; Mar. 13, 27; Apr. 10. INCLUDING round trip air fare, transfers, 14 nights accommodation in air con- ditioned hotel with swimming pool, break- fast daily, cocktail party, overnight bag, ticket wallet, and 80 page booklet on Moiatlan. SPAIN 2-week all inclusive vacations to Costa Del Sol from Calgary as low as DEPARTURES Dec. 19; Jan. 23; Feb. 6, 20; Mar. 6, 20; Apr. 3, 17; May 1. INCLUDING: Round trip air fare on Boeing 747 jumbo jet, transfers, 15 nights hotel accommodation, breakfast and lunch or dinner, hotel tips and taxes, services 'of resident representative, shopping or sight- seeing in Paris on iast night. Free Cfairol Make-Up Kit for all the ladies. Inquire about sightseeing in Granada, Tangier, Ronda, Cave of Nerja. Yacht cruise and night club tours. GOLF Also available golf on o specially design- ed package providing luxury accommo- dation and free golf a 3 superb I8-hole courses. for (rivci 3iiki and literate rw.v at R LAWSON TRAVEL LTD. "Canada's trarcl owiVe" 328-3000 Traffic Problems Beset Moscow By ANDREW WALLER MOSCOW (Reuters) Mos- cow is becoming a city of the automobile most noticea- ble change in the Soviet capital for a foreigner who has been absent for three years. Though cars are still scarce is be- ginning to have the traffic prob- lems which plague Western cit- ies, despite its broad avenues. Life for the average Muscov- ite has improved over the three years. There is more food, and a better variety, but there are still of meat and trav- ellers say these are much worse outside the capital. Living space is still small by Western standards. But where three years ago there were fields and woods around the city, today there arc whole dis- tricts of apartment buildings. New subway lines have stretched into the countryside to ferry commuters into town. But on the roads a journey that once took 10 minutes now can take up to 20 in the rush hour, as the world's best-disciplined drivers to take to their cars to go to work. One long-time foreign resident commented, with mock indigna- tion; "You even have to park your car 100 yards from where you are going." Soviet auto production Is steadily rising although annual output of passenger has not yet topped the million mark. The total number of vehi- cles in the whole country is esti- mated at a little over 6 million Sail Into Spring On Pacific Tour London's Holiest Mystery Tour 'Find Jack The Ripper' By DONALD FORBES LONDON (AP) London's hottest mystery tour is through an o r d i n a r y working-class Ex-Warden At Waterton Appointed P and 0 Lines' ton iuperliner Canberra will sai from autumn into spring 'down under' on a six-week Captain Cook South Pacific Holiday which departs from Vancouver September 28. The escorted all first class holiday features a choice of a five-day tour of Sydney or a ten-day tour of New Zealand stopping in Honolulu both ways, and Suva and Pago Pago on the return trip. The homeward leg will be aboard the liner Oronsay. Both ships are full) air conditioned, and offer spa- cious passenger decks open to the sun for sports and swim- ming, cocktail lounges, public rooms, restaurants, ballrooms, beauty salons, barber shops, and duty-free shopping. The Sydney tour includes the surfing beaches, famed Went- worth House, the Anzac Pa- rade, Hyde Park, Commodore Heights, Bobbin Head and a Koala Bear sanctuary. Two op- tional tours are also available; one is to Australia's Out back country, and the other to a bush barbecue. Passengers choosing the New Zealand tour mil disembark in Auckland, with a coach tour to Waitomo for lunch and an af- ternoon at the famed Glow Worm Grotto. The tour also features exploration of the thermal regions, an evening in Rotorua, Maori culture, and air transportation to Wellington, Christchurch, Te Anua, and Queenstown. There will be Statendam Scheduled For New Tour Holland America Line has scheduled the s. s. Statendam for a "Golden West Sailing" which will depart from Rotter- dam Sept. 16 and from South- ampton the next day for Los Angeles with calls enroute in Florida, the West Indies, Cen- tral and South America and Mexico. After departing from Europe, the Statendam arrives in Port Everglades on Sept. 26 where passengers for only the trans- atlantic portion of the voyage will terminate their trip or pro- ceed to Los Angeles. At Port Everglades passengers from Florida and the southeastern area of the U.S. may board Hie vessel for the remainder of the voyage a 14-day cruise to the Bahamas; Port-au- Prince, Haiti; Cartagena, Co- lombia; Cristobal-Balboa, Ca- nal Zone; and Acapulco, Mexi-i co. The vessel arrives in Los Angeles oh Oct. 10 P and 0 Joins Partnership To Build Resort P and 0, which operates the vorld's largest passenger fleet, las entered a partnership to build a resort in the South Pa- cific, according to George If. Purncr, president of P and 0 Lines (North Inc. Through Southern Pacific "roperties, Ltd., P and 0 and hree other major shareholders vill develop a resort complex 511 the south coast if Viti Ixmi, he main island of the Fijis. Deluded will be a luxury ho- el, JS-hole golf course, water kiing and swimming fadilities. Adjoining lots will be sold to ndividuals. Phase 1 o( construction will ake approximately 18 months complete and represent an ivcstmcnt of The development is lo be ailed Pacific Harbor. more time hi Auckland before boarding the Oronsay. Round trip fare with the Syd- ney torn- starts at Round trip fare with the New Zealand tour starts at 52351. Reservations can be made now through travel agents or at any P and 0 office. quarter In the cast end. It's called "Find Jack the Ripper." Britons and tourists from abroad are queuing up for guided visits to Whitechapel, where the notorious Ripper lurked in 1888 and stabbed to death at least five and perhaps 10 ladies of dubious repute. A lot of the scene of the crime in B r i t a i r. 's longest-running who-done-it was razed by the blitz of the Second World War. To hear the guides tell the un- captured Ripper's story of mur- der and mayhem still evokes memories of those few months when he prowled under the gas- lamps and carved his London lore. The idea behind the stroll round the Rippers' stamping ground is to pin a name on him. As the giu'des tell it, there's no lack of suspects: a brilliant surgeon who caught a noxious disease from a prostitute and killed for vengeance, an east end character called "Leather Apron" and a dozen others.' DETAIL DEED fill in with the gruesome details of his deeds. They tell horrified visitors of the girl found with "her head nearly cut off and 35 stab wounds." They add: "It was the Ripper's habit after the frenzy of stabbing to carve out his vic- tim's intestines." Some listener? blanch. The Ripper kept up a ma- cabre running correspondence red police be- tween murders, the guides re- late as they leacl the group on to the spot where the next victim had her throat cut. Some of the missives were semi-literate, with erratic spell- ing and lopsided syntax. Others obviously were the work of an educated man. At the end of It all, amateur detectives a r e n 't much the wiser. "But, they're always in- trigued by the fina' twist to the enigma. One researcher opined Jack was a tha the time." Israel had 114 strike! to 19fis, What the guides don't 13 per cent over 1968, about the Ripper's identity they government reported. Sightsee, Swim. Whoever wants to take a dip i after sightseeing in Germany's I medieval picture-book town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber onj the Romantic Road will find a heated open-air pool waiting in a beautiful woodland setting. The water is kept at 73 degrees F. FBANK EDWARD CAMP UCLUELET Frank Ed- ward Camp, 44, has been ap- pointed Operations Manager, Long Beach National Park on Vancouver Island, B.C. The ap- pointment is effective im- mediately. Mr. Camp joined the National j and Historic Parks Branch in I 1943 and served in the Royal! Canadian Navy Volunteer Re- j serve for a two-year stint start-I ing in 1944. He returned to the National! Parks Service in 1946 as a war- den and served in various parks until 1957 when he be- came Chief Park Warden in Waterton Lakes National Park. See The A.M.A. For All Your TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS AIR TRAIN I STEAMSHIP TOURS j'l Our Efficient, Courteous Staff Welcomes All Inquirist Open Mon. through Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. I: AIL INQUIRIES WEtcoMEi I A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 903 3rd Ave. S. Phon. 328-1771 S! YEAR-END I Limited Number of Brand New MSDEl 12.1 TRAVEL TRAILERS 4 ONLY SKflAKi: T8AVEI TRAILERS ONLY TO CiiARf TRADES WANTED WEEKEND SPECIAL! SPECIALLY PRICED AT _ _ _ TRADES WANTED MOPE! 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