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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Miss Dorje still hopes her parents are alive By D'AUCY 1IICKAHD Ilcrnlcl Slarr Writer Miss Kcsang Dorjc came lo 'southern Alhcrla from India in September, 1S1V1. Now slie is even farther away from her parents. She wonders if she will ever sec again or even hear from them. "I cried a she says. It would take liours to loll her story. Diminutive Miss Dorje was 15 when slie last saw her mntlior and lather. It was 1950. The scene is her country, Tibet. .On Oct. 21, Hie UN gen- eral assembly '15 votes to nine 26 abstentions, ap proved a resolution which do plorccl llic events in Tibet and seven years. Speaking boll) lan- guages, she became an inter- preter and often visited camps at Dchra Dun and Dharmsala. "People in the camps arc suffering because of (lie hot weather. It is a cold climate [hey are used to in Tibet." Through the early 1960s China continued lo consolidate its control of Tibet. Thousands continued to flee lo India and Nepal. The Dali Uiama re- mains in exile in India. Miss Dorje is saddened when she thinks of the loss of Ihn extensive Tibetan literature. K was translated over tlie cen- turies from Indian works. Chinese soldiers sacked the temples. Miss Uorje says the soldiers sairl "show me where there is God." called for the Chinese respect of fundamental human rights j says of the Tibetan people. The Chinese were spitting on those fundamental human rights, "They don't believe in says Miss Dorje. "We cannot live without religion." In earlier clays a visitor to a Tibetan city would see prayer flags on tlie roofs, flags with printed prayers on Ihom. The girl said goodbye lo her parents. "My father wore a chupa, a Jumona with sleeves and sash and a while silk blouse under- neath." Then she began the walk to India. By more llian refugees had fled from Tibet to India lor sanctuary. She walked from Lhasa, her home and, she hopes, still the home of her parents. "We walked about three monlhs In the mountains." She was will) 3D people at tlie start but only eight of her party arrived in India. The rest were caught or died on tlie way. Miss Dorje lived at New Delhi for three years. She was in a camp at Dalhousie for 'They want lo see she Now a letter lias gone lo llic new Chinese ambassador here, asking tliat a let- ter he serl lo Miss Dorje's par- ents and sislcr. "We wanted to come, they wanted to come ot.e day slio remembers. The Chinese came and put them in jail. I came with my lirolher. 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 lo us hul we are con cerncd with the rest of the peo- ple that are suffering in Tihel. Thai is whal I feel." Tibet is her counlry. To the rest o[ us, it's just a province of China. Trustees discuss spread of electors in division TADKH UINS) unpropor- tional representation of elec- tors in Ihc various subdivisions of Tabcr School Division No, 6 Wiis a mailer of discussion at Ihc board's recent meeting. No final decisions or recom- mendations were made be- cause of the complexity of problems involved in a more equalized reprcscnlalion, said school superintendent James L. George. The meeting heard a report from S. Simonson of tlie depart- ment of education, Edmonton, covering a study of area rep- resentation, in which it was shown that the Vauxhall trus- tee represents a far larger area than does Hie Enchant trustee. Simunson explained any alteration of subdivision bound- aries must coincide the boundaries of the 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 Ihe old school dis- tricts. Seven trustees comprise five rural and two (Taber) repre- sentatives, while the MD has seven divisions. An alignment of school and municipal repre- sentation areas would mean the scrapping of Ihe old school district boundaries nnrl creasing the school board (o nine. It will be studied again. Coaldale okays fire COALDALE UINS) The five-year agreement with Lhc Lethbridge County 2G for lire protection services was recent- ly accepted by town council. Councillor William Martens, responsible for fire depart- ment, made (he recommenda- tion lo council lhat the agree- ment be approved. It was pointed out the county does nol wish lo participate to- wards the ambulance share of costs. It does not provide tins ser- vice. The town has established a mileage fee for out-of-town calls. Tlie Coaldale volunteer fire department will provide the fire protection. For this the county will pay S2.500 each year from Lo I97G, It will submit another ?000 annually lor the fire chief. George King is fire chief. The county agreed to turn over to Ihe care, control and custody of the town'the coun- ty's lire equipment and ma- chinery. The equipment shall be stored, maintained and kept in good repair by tlie town lor a fee. JolurJay, April 13, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD _ 3 the Cartoon Bug Rocky Mountain Hovie, Alberta Illf tl.lririk- ran at 111! Kirluoni.l. I il in A .1 .iM.'l, A, il nilli liulil Send your lo The Lethbndge Herald, c< Mrs. Helen Kcvaci, Bci !70, Lelhbriftge, POT-LUCK By D'ARCY RICKARD Pythians name officers MISS KESANG DORJE OF TIBET Fire deaths accidental COALDALK (HNS) Mrs. Les Nolan has been appointed dcpuly grand cbief and Mrs. temple. Margaret Larko was named grand guard at the recent Jylhian Sisters grand lemple !onvention. Both are members or 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 i'yLhian Sisters will Lake place it Coaldale June 21, 1972. should attend the annual Coal- It was requested monibets dale Community Hall board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, 2G. Mrs. Beiuielh Doram s the representative for Ihe District doings Golfers meet PINCHER CHEEK (Special) A general CRANBHOOK iquests (or (he laCe patients, Irs. Violet Caltlwell, 81. and Irs. Amelia Balcom. S3, both f Kimberley, died in in the lounge of Cranbrook District Hospital March 14. returned a verdict of accidental deaths with no blame attached to anyone. The jury close and const anl laff supervision o[ smoking in he lounge, This 50 bed, single-storey Nng attached by a gallery lo he (hree-slorey acute care hos-lital unit is always occupied al capacity by Hie disabled some professional nu rang care, though many are mo-bie. There were ahoi.il 12 in the ovmpe in the early evening. Inspector Thomas Hardman or Ihc provincial fire marshall's office investigated. Tt showed smoking maleria gnitcri a blanket, around Lhe of the older woman which in turn ignited a cloth on the :abte at which she and Mrs Da com were playing cards. A third palient was able to sum mon si aff help as f 1 ames flared and an automatic alarm Bounded nl the fire hall. Both trucks, staff firemen and most of Ihe volunteer firemen by coincidence attending a meeling at the fire hall came wilhin minutes. Mrs. Caldwell had died immediately, Mrs. Balcolm was transferred to aculc care w lore she died the following day, and a third palienl who was at Ihe card table, also ransfcrrcd lo acute care, is recovering from burns. Dr. Laird is Ihc use for pool a I Cranbrook CRANBROOK (SpecialV-Cranbrook Projects Society indoor 80-dcgrcc swimming yiool, regulation 25 meters, is now in vigorous operation by Ihe city, under supervision o( Peter Fanning, city parks and recreation director. Tlie pool is in tin? outdoor-indoor-s h a r e d dressing room complex in Balmenl Park, developed so far to tlie extent of by the Projects Society which continues title for reasons ol 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 lime to June 10. Pool staff header! by James Bain numbers three full-time employees and part-time as required. Qualified instruction will he given. By June 10 approximately students will have instruction at required level, and within (lie first year total will be reached. Gym o] fly TATHKHINK HULL llrrnlrf Service CAHDSTON Widespread pposilion is being by citizens of the Cardbton choo] Division No. 2 to the o a r d s decision to huild vhat ratepayers consider lo n "entirely inadequate The Cardston Ilifih School ddition should have a bigger jym, Ihey say. Thier opposition s now l.i k inp 1 he form of a ictiUon, originating in the Mountain View district and upporled at Ilillspring, Olen-vood, Cardston and Mngrnlh. It gives tangible .support to he expressed opposilion by Villard Hrooks, trustee for the Cardston subdivision; the Cardslon junior and school staffs and (own council. It is felt thai the proposed Gymnasium, only 70 feel the stage removed and lillle or no sloragc space, is inadequate to serve the needs of a high school with 700 slu-dents, IL serves nol only Ihc tosvn hut 13 surrounding districts o the Cardslon MD and the Blood Indian Reserve. Tenders on the revised plans came in at below the board's original budget for the building, any citizens fee this money is sufficient lo widen the gymnasium to a leasl 74 feet with a permanent si age and provide much-need ed storage space and sealing CONS9DER GHAEN CORN A Ready Cash Crop Unlimited Market Opportunities Investigations by the Pioneer Grain Company, llmilcrf have uncovered rewarding market opportunities for high qualily grain corn. Grafn corn is needed ro satisfy industrial demands and as a versatile, high energy feed source lulled lor direct Feeding or in mixed feed preparalions. Producers have reduced production risks and have boosted returns by using highly adapted hybrid varieties and improved management practices which include crdcquale fertilization, higher p Ian r- populations and recommended for conl roll ing weeds. Grain Corn May Have A Place on Your Form-Contact fhe Pioneer Grain Elevator Manager o! TABER, ALBERTA. For Hybrid Corn Seed SuppMei For More Comple e nformalion. PIONEER GRAIN COMPANY Monday P1XCIIRR CREEK (Special) Matthew Hallon High School will hold a parent-teacher meeling Monday, April 17, from lo Are The Lctlibtidgc Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area CLARESHOLM HAUL ANDERSEN P O Box i MRS AITCE HACKE General MRS. PETER TYMBURSKI ENCHANT MRS MARGARET DORCh BARONS MRS JUNE 1005 P O Box 1612 p O 991 Ihese pcapm for your District Newi or Classified of the be held Sunday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Ihe town hall. I see by the paper a young B r i g h a m Young University sludenl has been charged, hijacking a jet. Something about baiting out over Ulah 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 the soul, or is supposed to he, 1 must tell you something. I have llus insane idea. Let's nol go on. Yon can go read something else, Ann Landers, or Ihe 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- fat her was a Mormon bishop, I'm very proud of him. He had several wives, nol spaced apart, but, as they say in mag- istrate's court, concurrent. Plans and discussion of the j Bishop Davic! Ev'nng nnd summer place. program take Fight cancer VIXX'IIKK CHEEK fSpPcbil) Members of t h c Alexandra Lodge will eanv.iss Ihc town and counlry areas tor donations to llic cancer fund. Anyone who is missed may leave the donation at Hie office ol Ames' Insurance. Honor roll LOGAN. Ulah Three south Algerians al Ulah Stale Uni- ver.sily achieved llic honor ioll lor the fall quarter, 1972. Grade poinl averages of ,15 or better, (-1.0 is slraifjhl were achieved by Cardston na- tivcii Benjamin Dec Card, sci- ence; and Robert Michael Gihb, humanities, arts and .so- cial sciences; sludenl John Ezra Austin, business; and Tuber student Dean R. Valpardson, agriculture. Now, alas! I have strayed far from the palhs of righ- U'onsness. I was a right-mind- ed young man but one day. while cleaning out Iho barn, 1 i came- across a distinguished looking botllc. T took a sip, then anolhcr Let's get back to Ihc news: this hijacking. Frankly. I want lo hijack something. Something big. Something like the Mor- mon temple. Hold on. rion'l gel in a flap! I might nol even do it! But thinking about il, well, some- how, that's wrong, even lo think, isn't il? Anyway. Ihis Is how 11 may be done. I'll hire these house- movers, see, and tell Ihem to gel 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 Iwo guys march around the streel in a pair, well, (hey cannot be denied. No question nboul It, a neat lillle caper. No. I wouldn't pivc it back to Cardston, not ever, nol even if everyone go Why? Because I think churches and temples are for everyone, not just a chosen i few, and I think their doors should always be open, to any- one. Which brinps us (o (he paint- ings Uncle ?Id livans did. Yes, lie did. No, he's nol really my Uncle Ed Evans, be's my mother's great Uncle Ed Evans and my great, great Uncle Ed Evans, or something. lie painted these wonder M pictures. Yes, he was a won- derful artisl. He painted beau- tiful inurals. He covered the walls of the Mormon temple fll Cardslon. And 1 think everyone should get a chance to see Ihem. Animals, trees, moun- tains beautiful i But really, the thing thai really spurs all this, is my loyalty to Magralh. Magrath is my adopted home-town, nol Cardslon. And I've always thought iMagralh should have got (he temple. Yes, there was quite a too- doo about it, back in 1913. Thai's when il happened, Fri- day, Feb. 21, 1913. "Cardston gels (he lemplc to be erected in Alberta, (or Canadian mem- bers of Ihc Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." There had been keen rivalry between Cardston, Maprath and Raymond for the big build- ing but the pioneer settlement of Mormons won out. And the olhev towns all fell loyally in line. All except me, lhat is. It cost to build. Card- ston's had il long enough. Now it's the Garden City's turn. We've got to build Magralh back up somehow, eh Duke? Indian art to be shown April 20-22 PINCHER CREEK (Special) Tlie Napi Friendship Asso ciiil ion's All-Indian Art Exhibit will be presented in Ihe Pinch- er Creek MD Building for three days commencing Thursday, ApVil 20. It is a showcase of native art Yom the local Indian reserves. The exhibit will include jainti n g s, drawings, cartoons, ead-work, leather work, woon- nik, photographs I'on an In- dian theme 1 Indian costumes, and this year for the first Lime weavinp will be included. It will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and on Friday, April 21, 11 will be open until 8 p.m. All entries should he sent to Ihe Napi Friendship Associa- tion, Box 657, Pincncr Creek. More district 011 Page 9 HIGH PAYING OPPORTUNITIES Train to be a LIVESTOCK BUYER LEARN TO BUY CATTLE, HOGS AND SHEEP We profsr to train men ItfVBilock eiperience. For local rnleivteir, wrtte age, phone, addrMl and btck- ground to: NATIONAL MEAT PACKERS TRAINING Box 715 Denver, Color ATTN: DopL 1080201 AB-M <2 INCOME When you prepare your H R BLOCK prepare il for you. Receive BLOCK'S famous guarantee of ac- curacy. Why riil: a coilly mistake. See BLOCK, 01 Wo Jccurils prepjraliort of every tit return. 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Good Ennij Upright Piano; nice old Vonily Drcjjeo beautiful iRf Knik-Knolc Shelves; old oak Dresser; Higli-Boy Chest of Drawers with Mirror; 2 old Treadle Sewing Ma- chines; good 5-Door AMC fridge; fancy ofd Coal and Wood Range; 2 old Waji Stands; Steo tadder; 3 srn. old Tobfes; Jl" Console T.V.r 2 Brass Table lamps, End Table; old Picture Frames; Cups find Saucers; old Rocker; odd Choirs; Vanity Sloof; End Table; Chesterfield and Cbair; lounge Chair; Trunk; old Table tamps; Mirrors, Pols and Pans; Dishes; Books; Ornaments; Walnut extension table end 2 chairs. Many, many more imaFI ileml loo numerous lo ITEMS MAY BE VIEWED SUNDAY, APRIL 16lh-2-4 p.m. ALL DAY MONDAY, APRIL !7th SAtE CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1950 2nd Ave. S. IETHBRIDCE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWSY KEITH ERDMANN lie. 41 lie 4SB ;