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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THJ IET1IBRIDGE HERAVD Friday, Soptcmbor 8, 1972 London too congested Influx of visitors creates many problems 'Winter 5 By CY FOX LONDON (CP) There may be arguments over whether London is too cong- ested with tourists but Labor MP Sir Geoffrey de Freitas apparently has no doubts. have great diffi- culty in crossing the road to this'House because of swarms of tourists, I feel that enough is enough and that this corner of the island is beginning to sink under the weight of vis- ridges may be a lark at 18 but even then not for long. And the plainest rooms 'In 'aris now vary from for a one-star to for a two-star lotel and at these prices the only amenity is a vashbowl with running hot and cold water in the bedroom. You have to pay ail of per per- son per night for a private bath in a modest hotel. In Amsterdam, the city last year took over an abandoned iactory and transformed it into a dormitory. A bed and shower cost In Paris, the only camp- ing site in the Bois de Boulogne costs under per night but can only accommodate campers and it is a question of first come, first served. Again the one and only youth hostel in a Parisian suburb has only room for 300 here it's for a bed and one meal a day. This was booked solid from March to next October. The problem is not insoluble. It is up to the city to build dif- ferent types of hostels. There are plans afoot to double the capacity of the camping site In the Bois de Boulogne for the building of a moderate priced hotel on a lot beloning to the city, another youth hostel of 600 beds, the setting-up of dormi- tory-barges on certain stretches of the Seine. In the meantime, a "guest room1 roster of the homes of Parisians will be es- tablished. This solution has been tried out in Lyons, how- ever, with little success. The French are allergic to strang- ers in their homes and there are added complications such as control of the quality of rooms offered, insurance, prices to be tabulated and that ever- present bogey man, the tax col- lector. There arc many such prob- lems to be overcome before plans can become reality. So, for the time being the underfi- nanced, over-worked tourist of- fice must make do with its present facilities, a stone's throw from the Arc d' Tri- omphe where smiling (s o m e- j limes grimly) hostesses try to solve the endless problems and soothe the sometimes savage tourist. (Newspaper Enterprise Aisn.) By NORMAN GIDNEY SINGAPORE (CP) If you have long hair, get it cut be- fore coming to Singapore which has been cracking down on this fashioi and the life- style that, goes with it. The government here sees it as a threat to peace, order and good government. "It is the lifestyle which matted locks conceal which Singapore Foreign Minister Rajaratnam said re- cently. "Hippieism is not mumps. It is cancer. It is a new version of opium of the people." At a teacher training col- lege, students have followed the government's call to clamp down on long hair with a poster campaign. One shows a young bow-tied student with shoulder-length hair and slates unequivocally: "With hair that long this Is where you belong h e rubbish Another shows a shaggy cartoon figure turned upside down. The caption reads: "Don't be mistaken for a mop." All of which prompted Far East correspondent Richard Hughes, a longtime resident of Singapore, to wonder pub- licly in his regular column in the Far Eastern Economic Review: "Would Sir Stamford Raf- fles himself (founder of Singa- locks oh Ills proud statue appear decadent been admitted HAS CLEANUP DRIVE Singapore is cracking down In other areas as well. Everywhere in the city are seen signs exhorting citizens to Keep Singapore Clean. There are innumerable rub- bish bins throughout the 224- square-mile city, each with an empty beer can welded to the side for cigarette butts. Tossing litter into the street British theatre, romance of Spain MONTREAL The pick of British theatre and the ro- mance of Spain and Tunisia are combined in the current selection of two and three-week tours offered by BOAC this fail and winter. Like so many plays in Lon- don's theatreland, the London Super Show Tour is entering yet another year, further es- tablishing itself as the single most successful whiter tours package on the market. This fall and winter, Canadi- ans taking this tour will have a choice of five hotels, all fea- turing twin rooms with private bath and breakfast. Transatlantic air fare, thir- 1718 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-5763 New Bermuda hotel opened The 300-room Southampton Princess Hotel, Golf and Beach Club, Bermuda, opened official- ly August 17. teen nights' accommodation, six theatre tickets, an Avis car for the first two days, airport transfers and a get-together party are all features of this two-week tour which sells from ex Montreal, ex Tor- onto. This tour leaves cither of these cities on Thursdays from November 2 through March 29. Hotels featured this tour include the Tavistock, the Pres- ident, the Imperial, the Picca- dilly and the Britannia. For those vacationers who want to link some exciting Lon don nightlife with a relaxing stay at a resort, BOAC's Iwi and three-week Beachbrecze tours come into their own. One of four resorts can be combined with a one-week sla: in London: Majorca, Torremo- linos, Canary Isles and Tunisia For a two-week holiday, the resort is for seven nights, wit the remainder spent in London for a three-week holiday, the resort portion is extended additional week. Included in these tours ar two theatre tickets, asrpoi transfers at both locations, ho- tel accomodation in Londo with private bath and break fast, a Red Rover London bu pass, jet flight to the resort an full board at the resort hole with private bath. Prices for thesa two an three-week holidays, which In elude transatlantic air far from Montreal, cost from: Mi lorca and Tunis! two-week holiday onl; Torremolinos two weel only; and Canary Isles an Prices from Toronto cos from: Majorca and Tunisia Torremollnos d the Canary Isles an< 21. The two-week tours leave Ca da on Thursdays from No- mber 9 through March 22 fo total of 12 departures. Twelve departures are set fo e three-week tours, leavin n Sundays between Novembe and March 18. can bring a fine of as much as An in- come tax rebate has been of- fered those who spent money on private gardens. Smoking in certain public places has been banned as is the adver- tising of tobacco products and legislation to provide stiffer penalties for vandalism is planned. Tlie "clean and campaign began three years! ago and seems lo be paying dividends. Each year sees a different campaign on envi- ronmental issues, linked to public health usually, such as clean water and mosquito cradicaton. Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is wholeheartedly behind the anti-pollution campaign, saying that "people feel better when they are surrounded by nice things and breathing clean the Far Eastern Economic Review reported. "It is not surprsing that Singapore has achieved more than any other Asian country in this it said. Another big cleanup is on n g a i n s t crime. "Singapore crime blitz puts hoodlums on the run" was a recent head- line in a newspaper here. The country's po- lice force was reshaped, sev- eral top men transferred and a 10-per-cent pay increase was granted, boosting police morr.le. Operations code- named Cleansweep, Eagle and V'itewash have attacked shing, secret societies and vice among the under- world. P. Lawson Travel "The Oldest and most Experienced Travel Agenh in lethbridge" IS CELEBRATING THEIR 15th ANNIVERSARY in LETHBRIDGE If you're planning on travelling this winter plan to travel with 1he experts ut P. lowson Travel. We will make tour arrange- ments for your trip lo any port of Ihe Worldl Ask about our Winter Tour Program to HAWAII MEXICO BARBADOS or ask about our special 17 Day Deluxe Motor Coach Tour to the "VALLEY OF THE SUN" Choose your holiday destination then Icl tha experienced staff at P. Lawson Travel do the rest Brochures and RewrvaHons Now Available at R LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO.COAST MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. Phone 327-4094 or 328-3000 ;