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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Miss Dorje still hopes her parents are alive By D'AKCY ItlCKAKD Ilcrnlct Slaff Writer Miss Kcsang Dorjo to soutlicm Alberta from India in September, 1971. Now she is even farther away from her parents. She wonders if she will ever sec them again or even hear from them. "I cried a she says. It would take hours to loll her story. Diminutive Miss Dorje was 15 when she last saw her mother and father. It was 1M9. The scene is her country, Tibet. .On Oct. 21, 19.W, Hie UN gen- eral assembly by 'K voles to nine with 26 abstentions, ap- proved a resolution which de- plored the events in Tibet and called for the Chinese respect of fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people. The Chinese were spitting on these fundamental human rights, "They don't believe in says Miss Dorje. "We cannot live without religion." In earlier days a visitor to a Tibetan city would see prayer flags on the roofs, flags with printed prayers on them. The girl said goodbye to her parents. "My father wore a chupa, a Sumona with sleeves and sash and a while silk blouse under- neath." Then she began the walk to India. By mid-1950 more than refugees hat! fled from Tibet to India for sanctuary. She walked from Lhasa, her home and, she hopes, still the home of her parents. "We walked about three months In the mountains." She was with 38 people at the start but only eight of her party arrived in India. The rest were caughl or died on (lie way. Miss Dorje lived at New Delhi for three years. She was in a camp at Dalhousie for seven years. Speaking boll) lan- guages, she became an inter- preter and often visited camps at Dchra Dun and Dhormsala. "People in the camps arc suffering because of the hot weather. It is a cold climate they are used to in Tibet." Through the early China continued lo consolidate its control of Tibet. Thousands continued to flee lo Itnlia and Nepal. The Dali [Jiama re- mains in exile in India. Miss Dorje is saddened when slie thinks of the loss of the extensive Tibetan literature. It was translated over the cen- turies from Indian works. Chinese soldiers sacked the temples. Miss Uofje says the soldier? sairl "show me where there is God." "They want to sec she says. Now a letter has gone to the new Chinese ambassador here, Yao Kuang, asking thai a lel- tcr be sent lo Miss Dorje's par- enls and sister, "We wanted to come, they wanted to come or.e day she remembers. The Chinese came and put them in jail. I came with my brother. They put the nuns and monks in the temples. They didn't give them food, they said Buddha will feed you." Now she wonders if her par- ents are alive. "The government here is very kind to us but we are con- cerned with the rest of the pco- pie that are suffering in Tibet. That is what I feel." Tibet is her country. To the rest of us, it's just province of China. Trustees discuss spread of electors in division TAKER (UK'S) Dispropor- tional representation of elec- tors in the various subdivisions of Taher School Division No. 6 was a of discussion at the board's recent meeting. No final decisions or recom- mendations were made be- cause of the complexity of problems involved in a more equalized representation, said school superintendent James L. George. The meeting heard a report from S. Simonson of the depart- ment of education, Edmonton, covering a study of area rep- resentation, in which it was shown that the VauxhaU trus- tee represents a far larger area than does the Enchant trustee. Simunson explained any COALDALE (HNS) The ve-year agreement" with the Jethbridge County 26 for fire rotection services was recent- y accepted by town council. Councillor William Martens, esponsible for fire depart- ment, made (he recommenda- .on to council that the agree- .fint be approved. It was pointed out the county oes not wish to participate to- vards the ambulance share of osts. It does not provide this ser- ice. The town has established mileage fee for out-of-town alls. MISS KE5ANG DORJE OF TIBET Fire deaths accidental alteration of subdivision bound- aries must coincide with the boundaries of Hie now obsolete school districts which were es- tablished in the days of the one-room school system. Consideration was given to aligning the school subdivision boundaries with the municipal divisions. These do not coin- cide with the old school dis- tricts. Seven trustees comprise five rural and I wo (Taber) repre- sentatives, while (he MD has seven divisions. An alignment of school and municipal repre- sentation areas would mean the scrapping of (he old school district boundaries and creasing the school board to nine. It will he studied again. Coaldale okays fire pad The Coaldale volunteer fire department will provide the fire protection. For this the county will pay each year from 1972 to 197G. II vdl submit another anmialK for the fire chief. George King is fire chief. The county agreed to lu over (o the care, control and custody of the the coun- ty's fire equipment and ma- chinery. The equipment shall be stored, maintained and kept good repair by the town for fee. Pythians name officers 26. Mrs. Benneth Doram s the representative for the empfe. COALDALE (HNS) Mrs. es Nolan has been appointed deputy grand chief and Mrs. Margaret Larko was named ;rand guard at lire recent 3ylhian Sisters grand temple lonvention. Both are members of the Coaldale Pythian Sisters. The grand temple convention or 1973 will be held at Cal- gary April 7, 8 and 9. The district convention of the Pythian Sisters will take place it Coaldale .June 21, 1972. should attend the annual Coal- It was requested member s dale Community Hall board meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Joturday, April 13, 1972 THE IETHBR1DGE HERALD 3 the Cartoon Bug ABoll Rocky Mountain Movie, Alberta HIP nK t 1 Ol el a At il "Iiplilboi" ..a a lijjhl tvr Send your lo The LEthbndge Herald, o< Mrs. Helen Kcvacs, (70, Albert. POT-LUCK By D'ARCY RICKARD Indian art to be shown April 20-22 I see by the paper a young B r i g h a m Young University District doings Golfers meet PINCHER CREEK (Special) A general meeting of the Why? Because 1 think churches and temples are for .student has been charged with everyone, not just a chosen hijacking a jet. Something about bailing out over Utah and so on. Well never mind, there's a black sheep in every flock. 1 suppose every reporter has a secret yearning to pull off something big. Since confession Is good for CRANBROOK ujuesls (or the lale patients, Irs. Violet Caldwell, 81, and Irs. Amelia Balcom, 53, both F Kimberley, who died in in the lounge of Cranfarook District Hospital March 14, returned a verdict o[ accidental deaths with no blame attached to anyone. The jury close arid constant staff supervision of smoking in he lounge, This 50 bed, single-storey sing attached by a gallery to ie three-storey acute care hos-ii a unit is always occupied a capacity by the disabled re-quring some professional nurs-ng care, though many are mo-n e. There were about E2 in the ounge in the early evening. Inspector Thomas Hardman of the provincial fire Marshall's office investigated. It showed smoking materia ignited a blanket around th of the older woman whic! in kirn ignited a cloth on th table at which she and Mrs Balcom were playing cards. A third patient was able t summon staff help as flames flared and an automatic alarm sounded at the fire hall. Both trucks, staff firemen and most of the volunteer firemen by coincidence attending a meeting at the fire hall came within minutes. M rs Ca Id well h ad d led i m-mcdialely, Mrs. Balcolm was transferred to acule care where she died the following day, and a third patient who was at the card (able, also ransfcrrcd lo acute care, is recovering from burns. Dr. Laird Wylie is the use for pool at Cranbrook CRANBROOK Cranbrook Projects Society indoor 80-degree swimming pool, regulation 25 meters, is now in vigorous operation by the city, under supervision of Peter Fanning, city parks and recreation director. The pool is in tlw outdoor-indoor-s h a r e d dressing room complex in Balment Pnrk, developed so far to the extent of by the Projects Society which continues title for reasons of financing amount still outstanding. City-school board agreement lo share their separate recreation facilities lias enabled immediate launching of swimming without charge as part of the school curriculum physical education schedule. Mount Baker Secondary has the first use, and junior secondary and elementary schools will have facility use during school hours in consecutive blocks of time to June 10. Pool staff headed by James Bain numbers three full-time employees anti part-time as required. Qualified instruction will he given. By June 10 approximately students will have instruction at required level, and within the first year total will be readied. Gym 01 j fly CATIIKUINK HULL Hrrnlrf Service CARDSTON Widespread pposition is being by citizens of the Cardston sc sooi Division No. 2 to the o a r d s decision to build v lal ratepayers consider to n "entirely inadequate gym-lasitim." The Cardston High School addition should have a bigger 5ym, they say. Thier opposition s now taking the form of a petition, originating in the Mountain View district and supported at Hillspring, Glen-vood, Cardston and Mag-rath. It gives tangible .support to ho expressed opposition by .Villard Brooks, trustee for the Cardston subdivision the Cardston junior and piigh school staffs and town council. It is felt that the proposed gymnasium, only 70 feet wide with the stage removed anrl little or no storage apace, is inadequate to serve the neerls of a high school with 700 students, IL serves not only the town but in surrounding districts ol the Cardslon MD and the Blood Indian Reserve. Tenders on the revised plans came in al below the board's original budget for the building, any citizens fee this money is sufficient to widen the gymnasium to a least 74 feet with a permanent slHge and provide much-needed storage space and seating CONSIDER CORN A Ready Cash Crop Unlimited Market Opportunities Investigations by the Pioneer Grain Company, limilecf have uncovered rewarding market opportunities for higli qualily grain corn. Grain corn is needed to satisfy industrial demands and as a versatile, high energy feed source suited lor direct Feeding or in mixed feed preparations. Producers have red jced production risks and have boosted returns by highly adapted hybrid varieties and improved management practices which include adequate fertilization, higher plant- populations and recommended for controlling weeds. Groin Corn May Have A Place on Your Form-Contact the Pioneer Grain Elevator Manager ot TABER, AtBERTA. For Hybrid Corn Seed Supplies For More Complete Information. PIONEER GRAIN COMPANY Monday PINCHER CREEK (Special) Matthew Hallon High School will hold a parent-teacher meeting Monday, April 17, from 6: "JO to Are The letKbtidge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area CLARESHOLM HAUL ANDERSEN P 0- Box MRS. PETER TYMBURSKI ENCHANT MRS MARGARET DORC BARONS MRS JUNE 1005 P O Box 185J P.O. 931 PASS VERN DECOUX General Ihese neapm for your District Newi or Classified be held Sunday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in thp, town hall. Plans and discussion of the summer program will take place. Fight cancer VINCHER CREEK fSpecial) Members of the Alexandra Rebeknh Lodge will canvass the town and country areas for donations to the cancer fund. Anyone who is missed may leave the donation al the office of Ames' Insurance. Honor roll LOGAN, Utah Three soulli Algerians at Utah State Uni- versity achieved (he honor roll for the fall quarter, 1972. Grade point averages of ,15 or better, (-5.0 is straight were achieved by Cardston na- tives Benjamin Dee Card, sci- ence; and Robert Michael Gibb, humanities, arts and .so- cial sciences; Magrath student John Ezra Austin, business; and Taber student Dean R, Valgardson, agriculture. To show slides FORT MACLEOD (Special) Col. and Mrs. Burton Pedlar will show slides at, Citadel here Sunday April 23. at 7 p.m. and (he pubfic is the soul, or is supposed to be, I must tel! you something. I have this insane idea. Let's not go on. You can go read something else, Ann Landers, or the doctor column, or even the sports page. I'll go on alone, with per- haps only one or two readers, and bare my soul. You see, my great grand- father was a Mormon bishop, I'm very proud of him. He had several wives, not spaced apart, but, as they say in mag- istrate's court, concurrent. Bishop David Evans and descendants 1 Now, alas! I have strayed far from the paths of righ- teousness. I was a right-mind- ed young man but one day, while cleaning out the barn, 1 me across a distinguished looking bottle. T took a sip, then another Let's get back to the news: this hijacking. Frankly. I want to hijack something. Something big. Something like the Mor- mon temple. Hold on, rton'l gel in a Hap! I might not even do it! But thinking about it, M-ell. some- how, that's wrong, even to think, isn't it? Anyway, this is how It may be done. I'll hire these house- movers, see, anci tell them to get on with it. Then I'll find this other fel- low, see, about my same height and build, and we'll go down to Cardslon and arrange it. Like, I mean, when two guys march around the street in a pair, well, they cannot be denied. No question about It, a neat little caper. No. T wouldn't give it back to Cartlston, not ever, not even if they said please, And I'd let everyone go through it, just like Disneyland. few. and I think their doors should always be open, to any- one, Which brings us to the paint- ings Uncle Ed Evans did. Yes, lie did. No, he's not really my Uncle Ed Evans, he's my mother's great Uncle Ed Evans and my great, great Uncle Ed Evans, or something. He painted these wonder M pictures. Yes, lie was a won- derful artJsl. He painted beau- .iful inurals. He covered the walls of (he Mormon temple al Cardston. And 1 think everyone should get a chance to see hem. Animals, trees, moun- tains beautifull But really, the thing that really spurs all this, is my loyalty to Magrath. Magrath is my adopted home-town, n ot Cardston. And I've always thought Magrath should have got the temple. Yes, there was quite a too- doo about it, back in 1913. Thai's when il happened, Fri- day, Feb. 21, 1913. "Cardston gets the temple to be erected in Alberta, for Canadian mem- bers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There had been keen rivalry between Cardston, Magrath and Raymond for the big build- ing but (he pioneer settlement of Mormons won out. And the other towns all fell loyally in line. All except me, that is. It cost to build. Card- ston's had it long enough. Now it's the Garden City's turn. We've got to build Magrath back up somehow, eh Duke? PIXCHER CREEK (Special) The Napi Friendship Asso- ciation's All-Indian Art Exhibit will he presented in the Pinch- er Creek MD Building for three days commencing Thursday, April 20. It is a showcase of native art rorn the local Indian reserves. The exhibit will include jainli n g s, drawings, cartoons, lead-work, leather work, wood- work, photographs I on an In- dian theme) Indian costumes, and this year for the first time weaving will be included. It will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and on Friday, April 2i, H will be open until 8 p.m. All entries should be sent to the Napi Friendship Associa- tion, Box 657, Pincher Creek. More district 011 Page 9 HIGH PAYING OPPORTUNITIES Train to be a LIVESTOCK LEARN TO BUY CATTLE, HOGS AND SHEEP We prefer to train HIM with livestock experience. For focal fntervlew, write phone, addresi and back- ground to: NATIONAL MEAT PACKERS TRAINING Box 715 Bcnver, Colorado 80201 When you prepare your own tax rolorn Jha prei- jura on you is tremendous. You never know if doing things right, let H R BLOCK prepare il for you. Receive BLOCK'S famous guarantee of oc- curacy. Why riik a coilfy mistake. See BLOCK, Wo gusranIM Kcurirte preparation ol every tax riHum. j rf we maxe any errors thai cost you any penalty or in- leresl, vre will pay only thai penalty or irrteretl. tuati'i iJtjei! Tan Service Wiih Over 6000 Offkes In Until imerkU 815 THIRD AVE. SOUTH 9-9 Weekdays, 9-5 Saturday Phone 327-371? .NO APPOINTMJNT NECESSARY. SPECIAL FURNITURE AUCTION, SALE Monday, April 17th-7 p.m. AT HURLBURT AUCTION WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. TERMS CASH NO RSSfRVE MOST OF THE ITEMS IN THIS SALE ARE FROM AN ESTATE. THERE IS A LOT OF FINE OLD FURNITURE. Lovely mahogany Bedroom Suite with of drawers, vanily dresser ond lomplete bed, chest dresser and chair. Good Ennii Upright Piono; nice old Vanity Dresser; beautiful let Knik-KnaI< Shelves; old oak Dresser; HigivBoy Chest of Drawers with Mirror; 2 old Treadle Sewing Ma- chines; good 2-Dcor AMC fridge; (ancy ofd Coal and Wood Range; 2 old Wash Stands; Step ladder; 3 irn. old Tables; ?1" Console T.V.; 2 Brass Table lamps; End Table; old Picture Frames; Cups and Saucers; old wood Rocker; odd Chairs; Vanity Stool; End Table; Chesterfield and Cbair; lounge Chair; Trunk; old Table lamps; Mirrors; Pols and Pans; Dishes; Books; Ornaments; Walnut extension toble end 2 choirs. Many, many more small ilemi too numerous to menlion. ITEMS MAY BE VIEWED SUNDAY, APRIL 16lh-2-4 p.m. ALL DAY MONDAY, APRIL !7th SAIE CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1950 2nd Ave. S. IETHBRIDCE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWSY KEITH ERDMANN lit. 41 lie. 458 ;