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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THt KTHiMOCI HBUUD Afrit Sever Realized She Had Any Rights Calend ar 'Southminster circle square dance club will hold its regular dance Saturday at p.m. in Southminster ball. Al square dancers welcome. Women are please asked to brbg a pie. Members and friends of Laurel Chapter No. OES, an reminded of the pot-luck supper to be held on Friday at p.m. in the Pemmican dub Rooms, 9 St. South. Mem- bers are asked to please bring own dishes and cutlery. Faith Rebekahs win meej Monday at t p.m. in the Odd- fellows Hall Att visiting Rebe- kahs are welcome. Loval Order of Moose will bold a social and dance, Satur day at p.m. at the Moose Home, 12M 3 Ave. N. Muck by the Longacres Orchestra For members and invited guests. e e Scuthniaater Junior Girls Choir will practise Saturday _ the upper hall from 4-6; senior choir at Friendship Centre Director: A Self-Made Woman _. i__j_j t_- vicitc. PuulH Rate aut her owa lit- oDeoed ia June, Iv CHKK11NE PVHL HenUaafl Wrtkr 'While my ehildrea wore Ihr- _j with another faaily they saw me waiting dnask by Gait Gardens and were too ashamed to have people know I was their mother." recalled Rose YeUow Feet, director of the Lethbridge Friendship Centre which is opening toon in the old Trianon bad room. Now they always teU me tow proud they are of me." Her childhood was lonely aod filled .with rules which made her very bitter. After being pass- ed from family to family during holidays from a rowdy residen- tial scbooV-sbe ran away at of to stay with an "I tad ahnyo taaad it bard U tak to peepla aod kaew Both- ing aberf society bariag mj em "AJifcough I doe't kaow what are lie OB the res- ctve now, girii thai were not speetod oaten majried or Uv- mg'eommoa law. So I followed the crowd and lived common law as wac expected of me. "There want too much law aa the reserve them and even if a girl wac raped she had to keep omet while the boys brag- ged. Mea had it easy. "My husband used to drink and beat me. I started drinking because it took away my shy- nice. I thought this was life to get druak before him so I wouldn't feet it when he beat it." Rose said at this time she knew alcoholism as a vSna gave the first party the furnishings were real ate had ever had rutoet "That was the last party her whale Sfc. "Rose stand I ever had, because I fen so rights." BOM said bad to see my things wrecked." op row she has ne never iargoUen already braaded for Bring eoav, Kue nogam to eajoy the visits. -_-- monUwsad Zptm. mi forward to H fe she lever tried far Itehnhene. a eelebra- iob but kept hauce far a This didn't work out wet next thisg ahe knew she had spent two and i half years be- tweem'Letfabridte ".kid and prison. "While jai art talk about what .we to stop drinking. We maybe we would jea a M pa- nel or Mnrilr'H We never kww about mous of aayow to heh> vc." Church women came h> the jail and Rose agreed U see mt despite feelings of sad bitterness. The womaa offered to do what she could and Rote replied she wanted her ehudrtn back. The woman 1-J-J that Then Ehubeth, her second itilrmont became it wac the ejfejt child came to v i i t her first time aflef two ears of pUnatag ROM could lack of general e women had and wac Jnter- ested in helping them. A eeav mittoe women hrwed to a conference for native women with Rose as ea-ehair. Upon release tnos the bospi- the pfld- ____ of Ptt Thompson who took her to hV'Friearichnt Cen- ire M Edmaatoi .cd his am home for the Bight Whik ROM was trying to1 using him as'a crutch drinking prob- 'If my husband was out at mgH, my children and 1 would know be was drinking and we would sleep with our coals cm. The minute we heard him come m the gate, we would 'run and hide in me bushes." During her 13 years of this sometimes she would leave and go to her fath- er but he would send her back saying it was her life and go live where she belonged "My father and step-mother died about the same time and my husband received a jail sen- tence. I let everything go. "1 started coming to Leth- bridge for week-end drunks, next thing it was weeks on skid row In LetHbridge where girl riends would show me how to get drinks even if you had DO noney. Rose finally ended up in Fort Saskatchewan prison and when she came back, found her hus- band had sent the children to other homes aad she had been declared an unfit mother. When trying-to "get her cmld- ren back, she was just loH to go out and find a job. She had never worked and so knew noth- ing about finding a job and even thought native women were not hired off the reserve. When Rose did apply for a position in a school hiring natives she was _______at Rose in surprise and said, "What kind of a mother an JOB to be in "That was like a slap m the Rose explained., "Theje dc-gooders come arooad and do more barm than ever to people who 'really need help. .Rose left Lethbridge and went to Edmonton thinking, "This B where 1 win die." She didn't know anybody and really suf; fered She woke up in an kinds of places and got sick frtmr alcohol and not wearing proper clothiagfcr the weather. After having yellow jumbo a few times she was warned about drinking but bad never been told where to go. She thought U was useless to think about life. returning to a normal Rose finally ended up in the hospital in Edmonton with DTs (delirium tremejg) and was locked in a-room to fight off hallucinations. But she had re- signed her will to live thought all was finished. While in the hospital'she first met persons from AA.- After re- fusing to talk to a native man, a white woman named Vickk came to see her. "She was an dressed up and so beautiful, 1 bated her right away. I had never met woman and them." "We did get along because she did all the talking aad brought me cigarettes." After about three months of visiting, to marry her, she f ett she to stand on her own two feet. When she was seven months pregnant and out of a job she .finally went to the Edmonton. Family Service. "I know how it happened but I----- op pouriBg out aB my prob terns something I hid n e Y done before." The family ae vice referred her to w a r sad helped her to take her first step towari rebaoffitatHB. She has not ted another driak since Feb. 1964. Soon calls began commg The conference held in Hank. ttt expected 135 women aad ctual attendance was Mt. From this conference me Voice of Alberta Native Womea's Soc- iety was formed under the pro- vincial Societies Act. Rose was elected vice-president Last year she wac the preai- and there has beea nodi activity for the society among women m the northen half of ie province. This year Rose win be vice- president of the society's south- ern division. Whik in Leth- bridge she hopes to initiate much activity among the aat- ive women ia Gkicben, Brock- through AA references for her to help other peopk. "I happv to help someone eke I Her home hi Edmonton served as the first half-way house for I girls who needed aid._- Hffl Top House, a government- sponsored home for wayward opened' m Edmonton and a friendly white had no toe for Eskimo Toongak Doll Japanese-Favorite At Expo PONCHO CAPE Two version of the poncho cope, the newest look in fun, shown at a fashion show in Toronto .this week. Trie pastel and white poncho (left) it bordered in white, the all while poncho tin in front. Church RAHU WINNERS let TV MBS M. MATSUMOTO 2nd Ave. N. Prhw-Slack and White TV M. MUCH 43 MAN. OHWJI Tick oft Iko iilirtiai M. YovH receive yew rocoreb lor only f i .w Pleoee Adel 1S Whe 1 SOMETHINGS aunNMc- Kenny (ofjen one! lei UHta 3 4. INSTANT KAMU-MM One l spwrr IN TM SKY Hirmon....... 7. LOVI OHOWS-The Uteen t. MKTBt I 0. HOUSE Of THE RKMO SUN-MiM Pink E 10. Umi Onw Mm COMING EVENTS MAY "WHITE HEATHa CONCBir Capitol on Mk at MAY Yotn rdNT OF WTfUiST Sponsored by AiwcMtn Mmtally JUNE 7th- p.m. IIC IAND CONCUR Sponsored by Auxiliary St. MMml't RCA LP. SPECIAL Reovlor ?2.77 tertker Chooie from recordt luch Sevrxf Mnk Chortle PrMe Hair LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD, PARAMOUNT THEATRE UDO., UTHMIDGt NAME OSAKA (CP) Japanese fair-goers are crowding into In- ternaUonal Bazaar to buy Tooo- gak, an Eskimo doQ suppceed to bring luck, and to eat pancakes at the British Columbia Crepry. The International Bazaar, with 30 shops and restaurants from all over the world, is one of the busiest spots at Expo '70 because fair-goers are inveter- ate souvenir hunters and stack- ers. Toongak is a Canadian, produced, three eyed three4egged doll Kited as the "interpretation of a timeless Es- Ikimo spirit that Witt-brag sue cess to its owner." At TS'cents apiece, Japanese are snapping them up at a Montreal-operate! mous for apples and salmon, Thompson stopped her and took the time to make her breakfast and wait in the snow for. the bus with her. It was His act of con- sideration that changed Rose's mind from going downtown to get drunk. Rose had an Interview for a babysitting job. When she got there an extra plate for dinner was set and Rose was offered a home there until the baby- sitting was finished. This was the fast home she had had since leaving her husband. Soon Vickie phoned and in- vited her: to an AA meeting, was so' surprised to be want- ed 'on the phone because 1 thought Vickie would drop me like everyone rise did." She-did go to the alcoholics meeting but thought it was some kind of church and left convinced none of the peopk could ever have been real al- coholics.' Rose'did keep going, .uhmigh she often fell back to alcohol during the first year. Rose only, tew broken.Eng- lish and was ashamed to speak as a counsellor. The were some rules with which Rose didn't agree. "I remember how many times I slipped during the first year and didn't think it was fair that a gH would be turned out after getting drunk just a few times." Meanwhile the Edmonton Family Service had gone to great lengths getting her child- ren back. She did not like et and Cardston. The Friendship Centre m bridge will give wives who m- ualiy keep the children ia cafs .Gait Gardens wWe waiting their husbands, a place to and rest as wen as meet- ng other peopk. "It especially pleases mo that the centre is to be inte- grated and opec for said Rose. A hsB-way house for Leth- x-idge is another, of Rcte's upes along with a preventive home for girfe, who COM to Lethbridge to find jobs. Thia would give them a place ta go when they might otherwise get side-tracked. work the 3 to 11 p.m. shift all the time because it interfered so much with family life. After two years of service she re- signed. MeanwmV Rose had dreams of another bouse similar to HiD Top. A planning committee ing Rose, three other rehabili- tated women, provincial govern mem officials, members of com mimity development and person- nel of theE'dm on ton YWC was formed to obtain a intial grant McDougall House An emergency shelter for peo- fc who need a place to stay for he night, is also on Rose's list UJBUH Repairing] ERKKSEN'S JEWtLURY McFAMAND ilBO. l 327-J5JJ bearing the red Maple Leaf insignia. No one ever finked B.C., fa with crepes or pancakes but vis- itors to the Crepry are paying up to 12.25 a portion for them. At a Japanese concession, yon can boy everything from pearls to cloth-bagged bottles of Japa- nese whisky that tastes just Bke Scotch at S cents for about two good Canadian-siird drinks. Russia, is selling vodka and amber and France has per- fumes and parasols. Bong Kong specializes m ban-point pens and wigs. A United Nations booth sells various issues of UN stamps. Britain has real Scotch, up to quart here, and Eng- lish biscuits. Each of the fair's seven pla- zas has souvenir shops too aad at three of them branches of Nippon Kangyo Bank even seO raffle-tickets. it but when they asked her to apeak at the Akobotcs Anony- mous meetings -she -thought she had to as in school' It was through speaking at the AA meetings that Rose started to get over her and learn- ed bow to communicate with peopk without using alcohol as a crutch. At thk point Rose said, "I began to like the good life of getting up in the morning and being abk to hold a cup of cof- fee with a steady hand and be sober all the time." Take Off Fat With Home Recipe Plan yaw. this home recipe euy, no trouble a litUe. Joct co to your .Poor ttai end eek for Neren. Poor pint bottle and add enough mpefrait juice to fill the bottle. and foUow the dey aeeded and Nairn Reducing Plan. If your first piircbaee rloea not Aow yoa etapte eeay wey to bolky tat and help UJMBC f reducible poundi end mean of actm tat don't disappear neck, chin, arms, ebdomeo, hipe, celvee and ankles juat return tae empty bottle for your money FoOow thie eeery ooieed by meay who tried thii plan end help brinf beck ei- id ireeefnl alendernew. Note how qnkkly bloat how mnch belief yon feel. More alive, youthful appearing ART LESSQNS By Don Frache DRAWING PAINTING LANDSCAPE PORTRAIT STItl UFE Telephone 345-4530 L APDRESS J Invites You To Learn "HOW TO SEW STRETCH KNIT FABRICS" With MRS. M. E. M1UER WEEKIY 2-HOUR COURSES STAtTMO TUESDAY, APRIL 28th (1 JO to THRU TUESDAY, MAY 26th Miller o graduate of the Southern Alberta Init'rtvte of Technology in Clothing ond Oeilgn, ond hot hod ever eighteen yeon of teaching experience. In ocWrHon, Miller has token many odvante cavraet In :h; Biihoo Mernod of Clothing Conttrvc- lion, the only Conodion to hold memberahip m the Kthop Council. Mn. Miller .hen returned from Tocoma, Waihlngton where aiifrtonf to the notfonolly known expert In the BiJhoj) Method. REGISTER NOW 5 TWO-HOUR SESSIONS ONLY I---------------- 1 CUP THIS FORM AND COMPtETE... MAR. OR DROP OFF AT BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE LETHBRIDOE MRS. M. I. MUR NAME...............................THIfHONf ADDUSS art L All FEES PAYABLE ON OR 8EFORE FIRST CLASS ;