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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE UTHBRIDGS HERAID August 1773 Library move preparations in full swing By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Statf Writer With more than one-third of the new library the staff at the old location is busily preparing to move. George city says planning and preparing has been going on for more than a year. Books are being reclassi- fied and a new cataloguing system is being prepared. All other necessary changes for the move will be made dur- ing reclassification so when the move is no further changes will be neces- sary in the new he explains. Tlie new to be fin- ished in January will provide ample room for services cur- rently confined to crowded storage areas and side rooms. Mr. Dew hopes that with the expanded facilities he can increase the library's collec- tion of phonograph records from to A city the size of Leth- bridge should have a collec- tion of at least in order to adequately cover the wide range of music he says. Audio-visual aides and equipment will be an inte- gral part of the new library equipment and available in plain view of patrons. The equipment is now stacked along shelves in a hallway and two back rooms away from the main floor area. says Mr. is a problem because people are sometimes unaware that such facilities exist. The stock of books is not expected to increase with the change in buildings. have well over the Ca- nadian standard in book stock and well over the average in quality Lethbridge has the best book stock in Canada of cities under Mr. Dew says. He says the fine supply has been accumulated be- cause money for the library haE primarily been spent in books. Other be- cause of lack of have not been given as much at- tention as they normally would. Optimum size for a library in a city like Lethbridge is about two books per capita with some spent on books per Mr. Dew adds. The Lethbridge library does not spend that much on books now because of the size of its collection. The library will not cut back on book spending to expand its facilities in other areas. Lethbridge library has a fine reputation and we expect to keep he says. With an expected increase in library use of more tlfan 15 per it follows that a slight increase in staff may be necessary and a chanae in the hours oi operation is under Mr. Dew The effect the new main library will have on the two branches is unknown. library board has not made its mind up about the Mr. Dew explains. The new library's relations schools in Lethbridge will be dealt with through a library liaison committee set up by the board. between the school libraries and public libraries will bring the best possible service to all chil- Mr. Dew says. One service being planned by the new library is films for children and other related activities which can be car- ried out in tlte new structure's theatre and all-purpose room. Meat prices increase 10 to 30 cents a pound Up the tube its not a spare for her bicycle. Heidi 2232 Mayor Magrath Dr.. is hsaded for some water fun and cooler limes as she wheels down the Coutts High- way. No postal service Monday There uill be no postal de- wickel service or pcs- tal service provided the post office or at any of the Lethbridge sub-post on the civic holiday Aug. 6. The lock box ic-hby will re- main opsn on the 24-hour basis and special rfail will be delivered and collections from letter boxes -will be made on the Sunday Sfl.edule. Postage stamps will be available frcm the vending machine on the west side of the building. Consumer beei prices have jumped as much'as 20 cents a pound and pork as much as 30 cents in Lethbridge during the past two weeks. The increases reflect rec- ord prices being paid for cat- tle and hogs at stockyards in Calgary and Toronto. flogs selling for a year ago were selling for a hundredweight in July- In Toronto cattle were a hundredweight. Assault trial adjourned An assault was ad- journed Wednesday to Aug. 8 to allow the defendant to ob- tain defense counsel. Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson and Crown Prosecu- tor Vaughan Hartigan both agreed that there was a pos- sible defense of temporary insanity which would be too technical to handle without a lawyer. Melvin Eugene 24. 1309 9th Ave. N. is charg- ed that on May 14 he assault- Jack yan 1401 9th Ave. in jurying Mr. Van Breda's lip. The day after the alleged Middleton was sent to Alberta Hospital in Ponoka for psychiatric examination. He was declared fit to stand trial. At Wednesday's Van Breda told the court that future appearances Mould cost him lost wages and he would not be return- ing next week to give his evi- dence. Provincial Judge Hudson sharply reprimanded saying that lie lives accord- ing to the country's but when the time comes to de- fend those Mr. Van Breda seems to be more in- terested in his wages. Mr. Van Breda was told that if he failed to a warrant would be issued for his arrest. New houses sprouting Hardieville gets vitality By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer HARDIEVrLLE Water is gradually bringing a new vi- tality to this hamlet of 500 on the outskirts of Lath- bridge. The shacks and derelict cars remain in abundance. But now there are new or re- built houses sprouting on the scene. Their front yards ara filled with potato plants and will soon be covered with grass. A new subdivision is being opened up and the county will be imposing eith- er a minimum value or square footage on homes to bs built there. Homeowners with a faith in the future have built their residences in the midst of delapidated dwellings and junk piles. One man who lias been watching the town for 15 years says the coming of the water and sewer lines last fall has things water made the dif- says milkman Floyd K a They're paint- ing the fences now and seed- ing the yards. I can see a big difference. few didn't have the money before but in general people didn't see any use in fixing a house that didn't have even a lawn in front. Some are old age pensioners too and can't fix their places iTp Now that the water Is the county will also be mov- ing to make sewage facilities universal hi all homes. of the people can't afford it says Lethbridge county manager Bob eventually we'll put the pres- sure The days of the unsightly conglomerations of rusty hulks ire also numbered. The county is working on a litter the lack of which has constituted the pro- in cleaning up the ham- according to the county development officer Don Win- fisld. Already a petition organiz- ed .by housewives Lynette Bowman and Diana Fekete has helped bring in a dog control bylaw. lot of people have started to clean says Mrs. Bowman. She insists that others have enough money to improve thdr pre- mises but and in any bit of paint never Fekete's home is in the midst of a remodelling job being completed by hsr husband. She says trees and flowers are starting to ap- pear in town. will be a lot nicer for the kids when people plant Some form of assistance to improve homes is suggested by Mrs. Ann Sauer. water won't help the people with ths poorest places. They don't have the money to fix their homes but would if there were some kind of as- sistance. Those who try now have to use old is going to join the city sooner of says Wayne it's worth improving your proper- Mr. Dudley says many owners think as be does. He is firing up on old home for renting. water helps you get a higher price for your property and encourages to wouldn't say it was a adds store owner Archie it's coming on. Since the advent of the water and a lot of people have been overlook- ing Hardieville but it's really looking Fresh look New homes are bringing a fresh look to the hamlet of Hardieville. The arrival of water is also encouraging residents to plant shrubs and lawns where barren and dusty yards were once the rule. Ground beef that cost a pound in Lethbridge now costs Round steak that was going at now may cost Some butchers showed lower prices and smaller increases but said prices would be going up very soon. A pound of pork chops that cost could now Hams that were on spe- cial at several butchers last week for 79 cents a pound now cost about S1.29. Charles president of the Alberta Stockyard calls the price rises inevit- able. rising prices all the way from the stockyards to the supermarkets are simply a reflection of the supply and demand In Charles manager of the Canadian Cattleman's says supply and demand are under some special influences. He says the Canadian rail strike is creating an unstable shipping situation. hundred to 300 car- loads of beef are shipped every week from Western Canada to Montreal. The rail- ways have refused to ship any He says refrigerator cars may be used by western but carcasses of beef are shipped at the packers' risk. He says the strike might create an artificial and adds that the situation in the United States also is hav- ing an effect in Canada. The U.S. federal govern- ment has imposed a price freeze on in effect until Sept-12. Mr. Gracey says U.S. cattle producers are holding back three or four per cent of their cattle from and that Canadian prices are affected because move in a North American High as beef prices are and appear to be they are not out of the secretary- manager of the B.C. Cattle- man's Association maintains. And Henry Blazowski sug- gested the anticipated retail price increases will be less than expected. beef prices are high everyone is looking for a new he said. just not and large beef has been used by retail outlets for years almost as a loss leader. never was an ex- orbitant mark-up on beef and there isn't he said. He said if beef producers were to suffer cutbacks in prices for their beef many would be in serious trouble. cost of raising beef to the rancher is up something Adult education on reserve For the first time in the history of the Peigan Re- adults will be able to continue their education on a part-time basis this fall. Tlie adult education pro- gram in the Brocket elemen- tary expected to be- gin in will offer sev- en credit and four non-credit osurses. The credit courses range from Grades 1 to 3 basic literacy to typing and Math 25 Automotive Art sketching and stretch sewing and advanced cooking are the non credit courses to be offered as part of the fall adult education program. Adult education co-ordina- Reg Crowshoe anticipates 13 students per course and has already received 60 ap- plications for the various cred- it and non-credit courses. response toward the adult education program has been he s.'id. people are actually coming out to look me up for application Mr. Crowshoe expected to have problems convincing people to participate in the adult education courses dur- ing its first term of existence. People who have been out of school for a few years are interested in obtaining courses they previously miss- ed. Others are more interest- ed in the bookkeeping especially if they are involved in band administration. Automotive repairs is the most popular of the non- credit OOUTM8. like six per cent in the last few he said. lot costs have gone sky high. The price of soy bean for instance was a ton a year ago- it's Mr. Blazowski said it is highly unlikely the federal government would tolerate an increase of 50 cents pound at the retail level if it was caused largely by beef ports to the U.S. When U.S. domestic con- trols started a similar export run of Canadian oil seeds to the Ottawa slapped on export he said. The federal government would likely do the same with beef if exports were behind a re- tail price increase as as 50 cents a he said. RECORD PRICE PAID AT CATTLE AUCTION About 20 head of heavy feeder steers sold for nearly 50 cents a pound at the Leth- bridge Public the highest price ever paid here for Alberta beef. The steers went for S49 80 per hundredweight. In the price of beef on the hoof exceeded 50 cents a pound Tuesday for the first time ever. Prime Alberta steers went for S51.30 per a reflec- tion of the supply and demand according' to a beef industry spokesman there. In 1971. tile high price for choice beef on the hoof was 35 cents a pound. A federal department of agriculture spokesman said the high prices paid here and in Calgary cannot help but increase the price of beef to the consumer. 'Reserves need court system' By .mi GRANT Herald Staff Writer Canadian Indians should es- tablish a court system on the reserves to deal with their own says a prose- cutor from Mont. Vicky an Indian says Indians on the reserves must be governed Indian law. policed by In- dian law pros'Scu- ted and defended by Indian lawyers and sentenced by In- dian judges horrible the way most Indians get treated in she says. Most judges play favorites to Indians by handing down lighter sentences than they would to but in doing so the judges talk down and belittle Indians as if they were an inferior she explains. The court is designed to prevent things from and an Indian court would be better able to fairy out this function with Indian people because t'.ie violator would be more will- ing to explain his problem and the circumstances surrounding the violation to his own peo- ple. LAW DISAPPOINTING Miss Santana is also dis- appointed in the legal sys- tem's misconceived .attitude that whites are the only peo- ple capable of gaining the re- spect of all the only ones who qualify to judge others in a court of law. If white peop'e won't re- spect an Indian judge then why should Indians respect a white she asks. Reservations must also take jurisdiction over crimes committed by non-Indians on the she claims. sign would have to be erected at the entrances of t'ne reservations to warn peo- ple that when they enter the they're govern- ed by tribal she sug- gested. From collaborating in the occupation of Alcalraz Island in San Francisco Bay to prosecuting in tribal court. Miss Santana says she hasn't supported any Indian cause 100 per cent because she hates being nev- she does be'ieve In- dian sovereignty is necessary if Indians are to achieve equality in North America. FEDERAL REGULATIONS Sovereignty would provide Indians with the same juris- diction over their lands as is currently provided to states provinces. In she says the re- serves would have to com- ply with federal regulations as does a province or state. land reserve re- source development and all- types of licensing would an be under the control of the reserve's elected represnta- tives if and when sovereignty were predicts Miss Santana. Sovereignty would also pro- vide with the op- portunity to qualify for fed- eral housing grants and oth- er urban and rural grants that are now available to states and provinces. Reserves must become fi- nancially self-supporting and the Indian people must strive for 'he education necessary to independently operate busi- ness and professional enter- prises on the if sovereignty is to be a real- ity EDUCATION Obtaining a good education and returning to work on the reserve is one way for In- dians to eventually obtain but it is also im- portant for some people to stay on the reserves to faim or work in the factories or other she says. Educated Indians returning to the reserves are being dis- ci iminated against by some of the older people on the reserve who don't understand English and are led to be- lieve the educated Indian has sold out to the white she says. She believes this subtle animosity displayed by the Indian elders will soon dis- appear if the educated In- dians continue to show a sin- cere interest in the welfare of the reserve. The seizure of the vacafed AJcatraz prison and Alcatraz Island by a group of United Stales Indians in 1SB9 proved to the U.S. gov- ernment that the Indians were ssrious about having their treaties she said in explaining her in- volvement there. Miss Santana and other In- dians occupying the island didn't care what happened to it as long as the U.S. govern- ment recognized Indian land rights. DISCRIMINATON She is not as certain that Ihe recent activities at Wounded Knee were neces- sary or even right. am glad I am not the one lo decide whether Wounded Knee was good or On the topic of discrimina- tion against women Miss San- tana says changes in atti- tudes toward the role and rights of women are needed on and off the reserve. As an she said In- dian men who marry white women should lose their treaty rights as do Indian women when they marry white men. Women must also receive better representation on In- dian councils and be given the same opportunities as nen in the administration of the reserves. Male chauvinism is very common in the legal profes- she says. It is difficult for her at times to deal with judges because they seem to feel compelled to treat her as if she was their secretary. all seem to display an attitude of what's a nice little girl like you in a place like ;