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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Hawaiian Island Has Own Identification BEACH SCENE, NORTH OF ALICANTE, SPAIN -BEA Photo Gateway To Costa Blanca Alicante, Of Spring' By JUAN MENTJEZ ALICANTE This Spams] city, the "Home of which is served directly out o London twice weekly November through February, four times weekly in March, and more fre- quently still from April through October by British European Airways in co operation with Iberian Airlines, is the gateway to the Costa Blanca, so callec because of the region's white hills. A high hill overlooking the town, Monte Benacantil, was named Akra Leuke (white summit) by the Greeks. The Santa Barbara Castle on the top of the hill was foundec by the Carthaginian, Hamilcar Barca, but you do not require an elephant to climb it today- there is a lift and the view from the summit is worth see- ing. The promenade along the front of the lovely harbor has been patiently tessellated with thousands of small pieces of marble of different colors, si- mulating waves. This is being continued along the Postig u e t Festive Weekend In Heidelberg This year's fourth and last Illumination of famous Heidelr berg Castle will be the climax of a festive weekend. On Sat- urday, October 3, the' main street will be closed to traffic from 11 a.m. Shops, eateries and bars are to set out tables in the street while the Hercules Fountain spouts wine and beer drinkers find a huge barrel and a brass band at University Square. Beat bands are sched- uled to play in front of the Anatomic. Illumination of the castle and fireworks start at 7 p.m., followed by a non-stop party at the Stadthalle. beach on the harbor's north side. Four rows of p a 1 m trees, symbol of hospitality for the Arabs, make excellent sun- shades in summer. A mile and a quarter farther north is the Albufereta beach with its night life and interna- tional atmosphere no good if you prefer solitude. The three- mile long beach of San Juan, of fine golden sand, is mush- roomed with high blocks of apartments, but never congest- even in August. Villajoyosa, 16 miles north of Alicante, is a fishing village with a long beach of small peb- bles. The main fiesta there is "Moros y Christianos" (Moors and Christians) from July 25 to 27. In this village, as well as in Alcoy (40-000 practically everybody partici- pates in the simulated fights which, for some of them, be- come a serious affair, and peo- ple often get hurt in them. The Christians, however, always win! Twenty two miles north of Alicante is bustling Benidorm, the big tourist resort o! the Cos- ta Blanca, with its renowned beaches La Oala, Poniente and Levante (the last not quite so North of this Mecca of sun worshippers you can really fin quiet villages, like picturesqu Altea with its pebbled bead tho home of many retired Bri ish people; or Calpe, perhap the oldest village in the who: of Spain aid certainly a prehis toric settlement. It has a beau iiful little fishing port, tin beaches of golden sand and defiant rock protruding into the sea, called the Penon de Ifach Vforaira with hundreds of vi las perched on the pine coveret lills overlooking the sea, an Javea and Denia both equall South of Alicante you quiet and sometimes even soli- tary beaches Arenales de Sol, pine covered Guardama Tnrrevieja, Dehesa de Campo- amor, Cabo Roig and La Man- ga del Mar Menor. La Manga has a 16 mile long arm ad- vancing into the sea forming a salt water lagoon of some 20 square miles. This is being de. veloped into what one day coulc easily resemble a Walt Disney scene. If you do not suffer from dizziness and you are a good driver, you should try the re- markable beaches of Mazarron and Aguilas in Mureia, which will make your drive along the steep, bending road more re- warding. The Costa Blanca enjoys a high yearly average of hours of sunshine, a yearly tem- perature average 63 degrees F, and 65 per cent of relative humidity. Lack of rain makes me land dry, but this is what makes it such a success with tourists! choose from a long range o FROM CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 70 IN SUNNY SPAIN COSTA DEL SOL Plus MADRID From Colgnry Dec. 19th, Return Jan. 3rd, 1971 Book now for (his fabulous holiday. Write, Phone or Call In for Free Brochure. CANADIAN CANARY ISLANDS, MADRID and CASABLANCA (Morocco) 21 departures commencing October 1st, 1970 through April 29th, 1971 21-DAY HOLIDAY ffCa-7 All INCLUSIVE............................9D9 I WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOURI Book Now for Autumn Departures! GOING TO HAWAII? Check with A.M.A. World Travel first Thot to-called bargain package may leave something to be desired! We want your continued customl All INQUIRIES WELCOME! A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 903 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-1771 KOA Annual In Chicago BILLINGS, Montana KOA has announced that George B. Hartzog, Jr., director of the U.S. national park service, wffi deliver the keynote address at the seventh annual convention of Kampgrounds of America Owners Association, to be held October 1 3 at the Arlington Park Towers in suburban Chi- cago. Mr. Hartzog will speak to 600 delegates on the growth of camping and its impact on the national parks. Yukon House Opens Office In Vancouver WHITEHORSE, Yukon The Yukon Government's first outside information office open- ed Sept. 1 on the 25th floor of the Board of Trade Tower in Vancouver. Yukon House will represent all phases of Yukon activity with main emphasis on provid- hg a travel and industrial in- formation service to residents of British Columbia and the U.S. west coast. The operation will have a staff of three head- ed by Karl L. Crosby, who was ippointed to the post July 1. Ur. Crosby was formerly a ourist promotion officer with TravelArrtic, Northwest Terri- ories, located in Yellowknife. Swiss Cruise Firm Observes 100th Birthday LUCERNE The Lake of jucerne Steam Ship Co. is cel- brating its 100th anniversary his year. More than 12 million ourists annually take cruises n Lake Lucerne and other ndss waterways. The popular- y of the lake journeys has rought the Swiss steam and icscl fleet up to 110 ships ffhich leave from major cities nd resorts. Cruises range from one to ve hours, depending on loca- on. Many of the vessels pass he shorelines of neighboring countries. HONOLULU Whenever the occasion arises that each of the Hawaiian Islands is represenl- ea hi ceremony or parade, the viewer bee o m e s aware that each island has a special in- signia something native to he island as part of the costume or display. Westernmost of the Hawaiian chain i? Kauai, whose insignia is mokihana, a berry that ;rows on a low bush hi the iokee uplands of the Garden Island. Said to be found no- where else in the world, the jreen berry has a distinctive anis scented fragrance. Moki- lana berries are twined with the maile vine to make leis. The small, privately owned sland adjacent to Kauai is Iiii- rau, which is represented by a my seashell, pupu, that is com- mon to the island. This is a spiny rock sheE, the most com- mon color being purple. These are strung into leis in the same manner as flowers. The popular niihau shell leis sold on the oth- er islands are strands of white pupu. Oahu, the capital island, is represented by the yellow ilima blossom which comes from a low growing plant (not more than four feet high) that is found from sea level to about feet. The small, delicate- textured blossom ranges from yellow to rich orange and cop- pery red. Hundreds of the blos- soms are required for one lei, so fresh ilima leis are not often seen. Orange crepe paper leis have been used in lieu of the fresh ilima for years. The official state tree of Ha- waii provides the insignia for the island of Molokai a small whitish flower which resembles lilac. The tree is the kukui, or candlenut, common to all the islands in woods of the lower mountains. Old Hawaiians once used the white, oily kernels of the kukui for burning as can- dles. Today the nuts are polish- ed and made into highly prized leis. Lokelani, a pink rose of any species but especially the Chiha rose or cottage rose, once jloomed profusely in the higher regions of Maui. Hence, it be- came the Valley lie's official [lower. Today, lokelani is still found, but visitors see more jingers, carnations, and golden day lilies on the lower slopes of Mount Haleakala where the rose at one time flourished. The pineapple Island of La- nai is represented, by the kaun- apa, or dodder. Though it be- gins life with a root in the ground, it soon attaches itself to another plant and becomes a parasite. While the plant has slender yellow stems, the blos- soms are white and pink, and there are no leaves. In the old literature of Hawaii this plant was often called the motherless plant, because it was a para- site. It is found on other islands as well. The barren island of Kahoo- lawe is identified by huiahina, especially attractive because of its unusual silky texture and pleasing fragrance of the deli- cate blue flowers. In habitat and general appearance it re- sembles its near relative, wild heliotrope. The ohia lehua is a favorite native tree and is the most com- mon kind in the forests of Ha- waii, the Big Island, growing between sea level and feet. Near the sea it is dwarfed and gnarly; high up it reaches a height of 100 feet, particularly on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, both of which are more than feet. Around Kilauea volcano, the ohia lehua of the myrtle fam- ily is associated with giant tree ferns. Together they are the first plant life to sprout through laval. The ohia lehua is attrac- tive when it blossoms with bright scarlet pompons dotting the branches. Homecoming Director Is Appointed Effective September I, 1970, J. W. Gardiner was appointed director in charge of the Sask- atchewan Homecoming '71 cele- brations. Mr. Gardiner has taken leave of absence from his post as Deputy Minister of Co-opcrativcs. Another major spoiling event has been added to the Home- coming '71 Calendar of Events, The Canadian Professional Golf Association championship for the Labalt Cup will be held in Saskatoon in August of 1971. Host for the event is the Sask- atoon Golf and .Country Club. It is the third major event slated for Saskatoon during Homecoming year. The enter- prising city will also host the 1971 Canada Winter Games in February and Index '71, a ma- jor industrial show, in May. Bonder Museum After the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshaien, a second mu- seum dedicated to aviation has been opened on Lake Con- stance, the Dornier Museum in Meersburg. The collection at the New Palace comprises pho- tographs, sketches, documents and especially models of all outstanding types of Dornier aircraft from the first amphi- bian constructed in 1914 to the Dornier Wai which attained fame on the occasion of Amund- sen's flight to the North Pole, the 12-engine DO X, largest air- plane of the Thirties, and Dor- nier's recent first vertical take- off jet. The museum is open daily from to 12 and from to 6 p.m. Friday, Sontombor 35, 1970 THE LETHURIDGC HERALD 15 Tours Arranged In Central Asia Spain's Forests Menaced By Too Many Tourists ROME (AP) A Spanish government official, complain- ing that Spain is attracting "too many says they are menacing the country's forests through carelessness with fires. "Spain, which has a popula- tion of 33 million, received 23 million tourists this R. De Hada, assistant director of Spain's department of forestry, told a Food and Agriculture Or- ganization meeting here. "This is becoming more than we can he told forestry experts from 17 countries. "These tourists, spreading over ie country, create problems which are getting out of hand." De Rada said that last year "more than hectares of our national forests were lost through and he said most of these were caused by careless tourists and campers. A hectare is 2.471 acres. J. A. Spencer, conservation expert of the British forestry commission, disagreed that there was greater danger from greater numbers. he said, "are less a danger when there are more visitors. People keep a sort of mutual control over one an- other. It's the lone visitor who An exploration of sprawling Russia from its European cities to Central Asia to Siberia and of nomad-inhabited Mongolia is being arranged for next year by Lindblad Travel. The month-long torn' will leave New York on Japan Air Lines twice, on June 3 and July 3, returning from Tokyo. An escort will accompany both groups throughout. First stop is Leningrad, via London, followed by Moscow. After a week in this more fam- iliar part of the Soviet Union, the group flies to Tashkent for views of its Asian cultural and artistic achievements- Then on to Samarkand, ancient junction for caravan trade on the Silk Road to China. Siberia provides a n o t h-e r week of surprises, like Irkutsk, a city of and Lake Bai- kal, where plants and an- imals are observed from a hy- drofoil. Ulan Bator is the next destination. From that capital city of Mongolia, the group departs for the Gobi Desert, landing on the hard desert floor where no airfields exist, to visit the en- campments of nomads. By Trans-Siberian Railway the tour proceeds to the Sea of Japan and finally by steamer to Yokohama, Japan. Land arrangements for the tour cost which covers deluxe accommodations, all meals, sightseeing, and surface travel. Air transportation from New York to New York is priced at S1.2U.50 economy class, first class. P. LAWSON TRAVEL ITD. 13th ANNIVERSARY In Lelhbridge Help us celebrate during Sepfember Take your pick of the many Christmas and winter Vacations available and Book Nowl Let Us Help Plan Your Dream Vacation Jus! put your whim or itinerary In the hands oF our experts we'll moke reservations, arranga transportation, keep you posted on conditions, rates no extra charge! You can depend on our experienced personnel! R LAWSON TRAVEL 25 offices specializing in holidays. OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST MARQUIS HOTEL PHONE 328-3000 THE CURTAIN'S on the fabulous all-new 1971 MODELS nn-au You're Invited See GM's answer to TRUE ECONOMY NEW FOR 1971 CHEVROLET -85 CUTLASS CHEVY TRUCKS OPEN 1971 Vega On Display- Saturday, September 26th Available in Standard dan, Panel Express, Hatch- back Wagon and Hatch- back Coupe. MOTORS INSURANCE CORPORATION (CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE [Main Garage and Showroom Phone 327-3147 Putting You FIRST Keeps Us FIRST ;