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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, September 21, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD -3 Major grouse of visitors to France -The Herald- High cost of holiday ,.1111 PARIS (Reuter) What most displeases the visitor to France seeing his wallet -empty faster than expected, getting a cold reception from the natives, or battling for on the hair-raising of France? What most delights visitors food fit for a king, coastlines dotted with beaches or a chance to see living memorials to centuries of history? Tbe French state radio has had a stab at answering these questions with a bevy of reporters dotted across northern France to record the impressions of tourists return- The major grouse 'was the unexpectedly high cost of their vacations in France. Six- ty seven per cent said they found restaurant and hotel prices often climbed to astronomical levels. France, once bottom of the European inflation table, has suffered a 10-per-cent rise in prices over the last year. A small minority of five per cent named traffic conditions as their number one grumble. Nearly people died in road accidents in France last year, prompting the govern- ment to lower the speed limit and launch a major safety 'campaign. Two per cent among the impressions 01 i euuu- mu :r ine home after the summer in- travellers complained that the 6. ..rnrct fhino ahnnt France is its vasion. From their vantage points at the Calais hoverport, the Boulogne car ferry, the Paris- Amsterdam rail express and two motorway stopovers, they managed to capture the wide- ly varying reactions of 250 British, Belgian and Dutch travellers. VI d V CI1C1. O worst thing about France is its telephone system a senti- ment warmly applauded by most Frenchmen who consid- er its inefficiency a national joke. A total of 200 people inter- viewed said that they were totally satisfied with their visit while only three, for reasons undisclosed, had thoroughly miserable time. HAPPY ABOUT FOOD For a quarter of the visitors their prime consideration was their they were not disappointed. France's reputation as the food and drink capital of the world remained for them un- tarnished. Next on the list came 22 per cent who found the big attrac- tion this summer was the ex- ceptionally fine weather. In view of the kindly climate, the majority chose the Cote d'Azur's packed beaches as the most favored spot. Next came Brittany, Normandy and the Alps, while three per cent never left the area between Calais and Boulogne. For the Frenchman, who considers four weeks off in August to be his natural right and heritage, one reply came as a surprise the average visitor stayed between one and two weeks. Tra vel Bizarre rules irk visitors to Romania BUCHAREST (AP) On the road from this Romanian capital to the industrial city of Piteste, 75 miles north, a hungry driver stopped one morning at the Matasaru Restaurant. A waiter told him breakfast was not being served. The driver asked why. "Because Guam construction boom to handle growing tourism _ eral hours through AGANA, Guam (Reuter) "Five years ago Tumon beach on Guam's west coast had lit- tle but sand and rocks. Then someone had the bright idea of offering a 20- year tax holiday to any entre- preneur willing to build a ho- tel on this American island in the western Pacific. The result has been a hotel construction boom that shows no signs of diminishing. Tu- mon beach, just a few miles Stamp readied CALGARY (CPl The 'first postage stamps com- memorating the 1976 'Montreal Olympics were released here Thursday by -Postmaster-General Andre Oirllet "Anticipated revenue from the sale of all Olympic stamps a potential million will be used to help finance the he told the 25th anniversary meeting of the British North America Philatelic Society. The first Olympic stamps now are available at post of- fices in eight-cent and 15-cent denominations. They have silver and gold backgrounds, respectively, with superim- posed multi-colored rings. GENERAL FARM Presents The. WJ Weather SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET FORECAST: Lethbridge Today and Saturday: Mainly sunny this afternoon and Saturday. Highs both days near 60. Lows tonight 40 to 45. -Calgary, Medicine Hat .'regions Today and Satur- day: Mainly cloudy with after- noon showers in a few Highs both days 55 to 60; lows tonight 35 to 40. Columbia, Kootenay To- day and Saturday: Cloudy with a few periods of rain. Fog patches at night and in the early morning. Overnight lows mid-40s. Highs both days '55 to 60. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today and Saturday except widely scattered showers southwest mountains. Gusty southwest winds along the east slopes of rockies today decreasing Saturday. Highs both days 60s. Lows tonight 35 to 45. West of Continental Divide Cloudy with scattered showers today and Saturday. Continued mild. Highs both days 55 to 65. Lows tonight 35 to 45. H Lethbridge...... 61 Pincher Creek 62 Medicine Hat 60 Grande Prairie 61 Edmonton 52 Banff........... 57 Calgary......... 57 Victoria 61 Penticton....... 66 Prince Rupert 61 Prince George 57 Kamloops....... 70 Vancouver...... 60 Saskatoon....... 47 Regina 45 Winnipeg 55 Toronto......... 57 Ottawa......... 59 Montreal 59 Halifax......... 61 Charlottetown 64 Fredericton..... 66 Chicago 62 New York...... 74 Miami.......... 88 Phoenix ........101 Rome 79 Paris........... 63 London......... 64 Berlin.......... 63 Amsterdam..... 63 Moscow 54 Stockholm 57 Tokyo.......... 77 Mexico City..... 77 Los Angeles..... 75 from the island's capital, Agana, now is an uninter- rupted complex of hotels, al- most all Japanese. Tourism has become a prime factor in Guam's bid for a viable economy that will qualify it for statehood. It now is an unincorporated ter- ritory, denied many of the basic rights of American states. The only other major in- dustry which Guam can boast is catering for U.S. mil- itary men based on the island, a force which is likely to ex- pand in the future. Local officials see no end to the tourist boom, although there is a desire to attract something more than droves of predominantly Japanese honeymoon couples. Last year there were visitors and an increase of around 30 per cent is ex- pected this year. Seventy-five per cent of those visitors were from Ja- pan. Tokyo is less than three hours away by jet. To cater for the rush, new hotels are constantly sprout- ing up along Guam's shel- tered western lagoons. Dr. Kim Shin-kyung, Ko- rean-born chief government economist here, says: "There now are hotel rooms, double the number only a year ago, and there is no sign that the expansion is slowing down. "We estimate that on any given day we have vis- itors on the island. The only limiting factor now is the bot- tlenecks in providing ade- quate sewerage, water, elec- tricity, telephones, etc. There is a great need for the social overheads to be expanded for the domestic population as well as the tourist." ENTERTAINMENT LAGS Also lagging behind is the entertainment industry. As one unaccompa- nied visitor complained: "It's great if you're a honey- mooner. Otherwise, nothing." In the planning stage is de- velopment of the jungle cave where Second World War Japanese army straggler Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi lived until he was discovered by islanders in January last year. A visitor now has to hire a native guide for a trek of sev- eral hours through heavy un- dergrowth to the cave in the underdeveloped southern part of the island. Scuba diving and surfing are popular around the coast. Otherwise Guam is still light on recreational facilities, al- though a few nightclubs and tiny hostess bars are begin- ning to appear. Guam does boast the only legal cockfighting arena in the United States-although a few years ago there were several such picturesque arenas on the island. New resort type hotel facilities BUFFALO, N.Y. Two new resort type hotel facilities have been opened recently in the area known as "Greater Niagara Vacationland" U.S.A. Each is a franchise of a major hotel chain. One features a year-round domed pool in a setting of real tropical plantings. The dome can be opened in good weather, closed in bad, to provide a tropical climate year-round. Other features of this hotel, located at one of the Buffalo exits of the New York State Thruway are a billiard room, saunas, two level suites with spiral stair- cases, two restaurants and a tavern with a nostaslgia theme. The other new resort type hotel, located on Grand Island, faces the Niagara River (just a few miles above the Falls) on one side and a championship 18 hole golf course on the other. A marina basin is also planned. There are two large pools at this facility, one outdoors and one indoors, featuring a heated whirlpool as well. Another un- usual feature is a coffee shop in a garden-like setting. Both feature the usual shops, boutiques, meeting and banquet facilities for up to 000 people. Thrifty Ritchie Waterers Electric heated waterers for cattle, hogs and sheep. Many sizes available at General Farm Supplies Courts Highway-Box 1202-Phone 328-1141 Highway 1 reported bare Fort Macleod is in and dry. AH remaining highways are Widening of one mile sec- ,n good driving condition, tion of Highway No. 3 east of OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a mo 5 pm.fcarway6a.rn. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 am to 10 p m Coutts 24 hours; Del Bon.ta 8 a.m. to9 pift., Kfogsga e 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; VMd KB a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Open June 1. Kooscville 8 a.m. to midnight. LATE SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE A Selection Of HOUDAiRE TRAILERS TRIPLE E-E-E HONEY FIRERGLAS TRAILERS with Fridge and Furnace The famous trailer for any car. including all compacts TRAVE-L-MATE Campers for every imported truck! FOREIGN CAR (Lethbridge) Ltd. 11023rd Ave.S. Phone 328-9651 Puerta Plata new port call Puerto Plata, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, will be added to the regular itinerary of Norwegian Caribbean Lines M-S Southward when the vessel resumes its 14-day schedule from the New Port of Miami Nov. 10. Puerta Plata is the Dominican Republic's second largest city with a population of we don't want the waiter said. The traveller nevertheless asked for a menu. "It's locked in the safe, said the waiter. So the driver ordered a dish all Romanian restaurants seem to have at all times, grilled mititei, spicy, elongated meatballs. When served he complained that there was less than the quarter pound he ordered. The cook admitted the mititei were too small but said this was compensated for "because they taste better than usual." Restaurants in Romania are inspected under a system of public and state control teams. But a current cam- paign in the official press, reporting dozens of dining-out disasters, indicate the inspec- tions aren't enough. Soon to be opened is a tour- ist complex on the southern coast where visitors will be encouraged to go native. Turtle Beach, says manager Ted Oxburrow, "is what we call adventure tourism. We want visitors to catch and cook their own fish, pick their own papaya, open their own coconuts and learn native arts." Performers representing the six island groups in Mi- cronesia will present songs and dances on the beach to open an afternoon's entertain- ment. After that, visitors will be able to swim, fish, sail, hike or learn the ancient arts of coconut-palm weaving, shell carving and the carving of "story boards" traditional to the area. A beach barbecue of char- coal-grilled fish will be fol- lowed in the evening with more songs and dances by torchlight. Scinteia, the Communist party organ, complained recently that food is often served "according to the bi- zarre rules of the restaurant and not the wishes of the cus- tomer." Poor service and monotonous meals are the chief complaints. In a survey of nine moder- ately-priced restaurants the government newspaper Ro- mania Libra found it took an hour or more to have a simple two-course meal. The survey was borne out at the popular downtown garden restaurant, Trocadero. The waiter appeared after 15 min- utes. No menu. Grilled sausage and French fries came in 13 minutes. After 15 minutes of eating it took 45 minutes to get coffee and pay the bill. Total: 88 minutes for one course and coffee. At a nearby table a Roma- nian train conductor solved the problem his own way. He took a table with his wife and son and ordered a beer. They shared it in three glasses while munching a picnic of bread, salami and grapes from an airline bag. PREFER SERVING BEER "I was a waiter for a headlined a recent expose. The reporter found that at the Salt Road restaurant out- side Bucharest, waiters fought for jobs as servers of beer rather than food. They made as much as 100 lei, or extra, equalling their salaries, because of bigger turnover, therefore more 'tips, overcharging and a racket of refilling beer bottles with the dregs left by departed customers and reselling them. Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 7103rdAve. S. Phone 328-0225 THE FINEST RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY (lint) B.C., Holfwoy C.ljory Trani.Conodo mail mi a SATURDAY SUPER SAVERS Merchandise on sale tonight (Friday) to p.m. and Saturday a.m. to p.m. Quantities Limited Personal Shopping Only DOOR BUSTER SPECIAL 9A.M. TO 11 A.M. PAMTY 25 DOUBLE KNITS PERMA PRESS BROADCLOTH wide fall colours. Yd. .22 wide dry 98 0 Big Big Buy YARN -Assorted Colors -100% Acrylic -A oz............ DISCONTINUED Timex Watches watches only 20% OFF REMNANTS fabrics, colors and sizes. MEN'S PANTS -Dress and casual -Size 26-44 Reduced up to 66% off 26 PC. Melmine DINNER WARE LADIES' CLEARANCE RACK SUMMER DRESSES and SKIRTS 7-PC. ALUMINUM COOKWARE SET 3 Assorted Patterns Reg. 17.97 -1 and 2 qt. covered saucepan -5 qt. Dutch oven -10" skillet ____________14 SHOTGUN SHELLS -Size 4, 5, 6, -12 gauge -Made in Czechoslovakia Limited quantity EARTHENWARE CANISTER SET OF 2 PATTERNS 5.96 LOUISVILLE SLUGGER Hockey Sticks .76 Blade.... 2 CIGARETTES Reg. and King Size Limit of two cartons per customer. Carton 4.50 MOSSBERG SHOTGUN REMINGTON SHOTGUN -Model 500A -12 gauge pump action -Model 870AD fill ftj -12 gauge pump action 94 Zellers County Fair Located in Zellers Shopping Centre on Mayor Magrath Drive Open daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday 9-00 a.m. to p.m. Telephone 328-8171 ;