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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LITHBRlDtjE HERALD Thundnv, Autjult 3, 1972 near ipse By HAl'GEXEDKU llcraltl Writer WINNIPEG Tlio Canadian friendship centre movement is on Hie brink of collapse, Itogor Obonsau'in. prcsklcill of Itic 'National Ass'icintion of Friend- ship Centres said today. "Fcxloral delays m imple- menting tho jiovumment's new million program to liclp friendship ;ire forcing iis into lie said during a news conference. Tlio five-year program to re- inforce a collapsing network of 39 friendship centres, recently announced by Secretary of Stat'i Gerard Pelietier, still has to be approved by the fedora! treasury board and an inter- departmental affairs commit- tee. A. H. (Dutch) Smithoram, Ot- tawa assistant chairman of tlie secretary of state's native cit- izen development group, told friendship centre delegates from five provinces aixl two territories attending n five-day annual conference here. tlKt the money be available Sept. 30, but more probably in a federal elec- tion nolwitivstar.ding. 'In tlie meantime." Mr. Oh- onsuwin snid, "many (if the centres, already heavily iti debt, pcnnnntly close. "Uccausc of Mr. rclleticr's failure to respond to onr ap- peals launched iiere (Ills a delegation from our national body will fio to Ottawa Tues- day to negotiate the immedi- nto release of funds, or park themselves in front of Mr. I'd- It-tier's office until we (M some money." Provincial knowledge of the government's plans ;o set up a new friendship centre (inane- liifj scheme, culminating in tlie S25 million deal, has also been hurting friendship centres, he said. "Armed with the information that the federal government was planning a new deal for us, (ho provinces iiavo been withholding additional sup- lie told newsmen, "this has multiplied our problems." Manitoba I1 r e n) i e r Kd Sclireycr told delegates r.t the meeting Tuesday the new gov- ernment plan was "long over- due" and surmized the. money was "forthcoming in n matter of weeks if not days." ALBERTA LEADING TRAVEL TRAILER MANUFACTURER HAS, DUE TO MAJOR EXPANSION PLANS IN CALGARY AND EASTERN CANADA, THE FOLLOWING OPENINGS- Production Manager General Foreman Sales Representative 9 Production Workers WE REQUIRE QUALIFIED PERSONNEL FOR THESE OP- PORTUNITIES. SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS ABOVE AVERAGE. Send Resume In Complete Confidence To: MR. K. ANDERSON South Park Industries Ltd. SUS Crowchlld Trail S.W. CALGARY, Albcrlu Phone 246-2296 Obonsawin snlcl, "one- tliircl of the ccumtry's ono tnil- Hun persons of IrxHau ancestry live in cities and to was. Ihe yoverninont's imii ad- mission, they require; pei'suiial counselling service's mx) tutor- million about social somce ajjencks, jrbs, atul cultural atiil rix'reationnl activities which ri'o provided by friendship cen- Hr it "clearly (he re- sponslbltly of the federal gov- ernment, as expressed by ttic cabinet's approval of Ihe tnilllou program, Llmt llio con- tinued operation of friendship centres is ensured.1' Premier Scluuyer s a i "fricnlstiip centres provide services to those who need liclp. "The for friendship cen- t r c s trnnscends provincial boundaries." Alberta centres will join protest shutdown WINNIPEG Alberta's sev- en friendship centres will join others throughout tho country in a 2-l-hour protest shutdown next Wednesday over federal dc'lnys in issuing operating grants. Keg Newkirk, president of llio Albert a Native Friendship As- sociation in Pincher Creek said today, "The Alberta association fully supports the slant! adopted by the national association. "We feel that unless the mon- ey is released immediately, Al- berta's two largest centres in Calgary and Edmonton will fold within (he next month or so Kdmontou's centre certainly within Hie next week." William Head, executive di- rector of the Lethbridge Friend- ship Centre also joined others in demanding immediate action from the government and an- nounced his centre would follow the same course. Mr. Newuirk also criticized the Alberta government for its of support of provincial centres and the provincial ns- I socialion. "Of the modest mini- mum and maximum budget we submitted lo Ihe government, we received only exactly the same as last year except that Alberta I vis one more centre and the cost of living has ho said. "No provision was made for a growth factor, therefore all the centres are operating with smaller budgets than last year for Lcthhridgc, which received an over-all six per cent increase to a total of li> per cent of the provincial pic." T h c provincial association, w h i c h co-ordinates tlie aclivi- ties of Albertii friendship cen- tres, has also had its request for a operating grant snublxxJ by the provincial gov- ernment, he said. "We have written and person- ally called in to Northern Af- fairs Minister Allan Adair's of- fice but received no response. "Unless Hie provincial asso- ciation gets the money it will not he able lo carry out Els said Mr. Newkirk. DR, C. M. STEWART FAMILY PHYSICIAN wishes to announce the relocation of his practice to tha Family Medical Dental Centre 2931 20th Ave. South (North of Woolco) Ph. 328-2326 Lefhbrrdge 24-HOUR ANSWERING SERVICE This is the place to _., K FOR SUPER DEALS ON WHEELS 2 ONLY 1972 TOYOTA 1200 2 DR. SEDANS Economy, comfort, peai-once, safely, all in eluded in tht> No. 1 im port. Keg. SPECIAL THIS BRAND NEW "AQUARIUS VAN CONVERSION 350 C.LD. G.M. engine, power sleer- ruj, brakes, 125" baie, 16 f N overall tcnath. 6' 1" height. Unfinished inter for. 3 ONLY NEW 1972 TOYOTA HilUX PICKUPS 2 lilra 110 H.P. o'head cam engine, P. brake, 4 Bpd., jynchromesn tram- mission, bl. hlr., "fresh van lion syslem, and oil Ihe exlrot thai have made Toyota famous. Regular SPECIAl THIS WEEK OUR USED CAR IOT IS EMPTY WE NE50 TRADES 1965 CHEV DEI AIR SEDAN Auf.. rodfo. 1967 FORD 2 DR. 6 cvl.. radio Pramium Trade Allow- ancai on Toyotas, Dot- luni, Mazdas, and VWi. PLUS A COMPLETE LINC OF ALBERTA'S FINEST TRUCK CAMPERS, TRAVEL TRAILERS AND MOTOR HOMES AT HUGE SAVINGS. TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE COUTTS HIGHWAY LETHBWDGE Phone 327-3165 Province guarantees south loans Tha provincial cabinet has approved money to guarantee by two soutlit-rn Al- bert n The Alberta government will guarantee the borrowing of by the LcUjhrldfio Northern Inigation JJJstrict. The money Is part of a (ivc- ycar program lo upgrade irrl- gnllon The Lcllibriugc Nor them hciulworks are located at a dam on the Old man River, about eight miles northwest of Foil Maclcod. Water Is -sent through canals over an area reaching far east, as Turin. Estimated co.st for 1972 im- provements i.s The provincial government will gitavcn'.cc a loan by tho filood Reserve School Bus Co op to buy eight new school bases. Sophie Tailfealhers, prc.si- dent of the school hus coop said the new buses are replace- ments for older buses in tha 29 bus fleet that have fjouo more than miles trans- porting reserve slntlcnLs to schools in the Ktardoff-Cards- area. Fost closed ay THE OLD AND THE NEW Jerry Wilberrj (left) and Earl Crawford both officers at tho Lcthbridge Correctional Institute compare old and new uniforms. Mr. is tho las! lelhbridgo correctional officer lo slill woar the olcf-sfyle military uniform and is shown expect- antly fingering the new garb worn by Mr. Crawford. Tho uniforms are being bsued to all members of joil correctional staff 3n tho province In a move to crcato a more relaxed afmosphcro between Inmates and staff. On the Civic- Holiday Mon- day, the post office will operate on the following schedule. There will bo no delivery by letter carrie--, and no Ixith- bridgc .suburban Kerne e, Tne lock box lobby will remain open on a 2-1 hour basis. Tlio wicket lobby will not be open and no wicket service will bo Riven. Special delivery mail will delivered and collection.1? from the .street letter boxes will bo on the Sunday schedule. Flower trophy to honor Brig. Dr. J, S. Stewart Plants were n major part of tho busy life; of the late Briga- dier Dr. ,1. S. .Stewart. In fact, gardening was one cE his fa- vorite hobbies. In his honor, the Ixithhrldgc Herald is donating a new tro- phy for the annual fxithbridfjc 1 fort [cultural Society compe- tition, tho Dr. J. S. Stewart Me- morial Trophy, It will bo presented for the best flower arrangement in the sliow, which runs Aug. 19 and 20 this year. Imaginative design of the flower arrangement will count in judging for the trophy. The container is part o[ the arrangement, and will be Judg- ed on how it and the plant fit vlnclal and federal govern- ments. Dr. Stewart, who served elhbddfic in many ways, is re- membered through DIG General Stewart Branch of the Koyal Canadian Legion ;ind the fien- eral Stewart School, named af- ter him. Don Kirkham Insurance Agencies ltd. pleased to annaunco that Mr. Douglai J. Boyer folncd the firm as Sales Manager. Ho Invitei his many friends to call on him for all Insur- ance needs. Just coll 328- 1228 or 328-7322 (resf- denco 328-1610} or drop in al 308 9th Street S., Leth- bridge. DOUGLAS 3. BOYER telephone directories now They're hot off Ihe press 1973 books, with new Informalion, new listings ond new Yellow Pages. New Directories ore now goinq lo households and businesses in your area. If you're missing a please call us at: J. S. STEWART tojrediCT moving tlie [jfrml i the (.jardoner a decorfilivo olijecl In which both parts arc: important. I) r. S( e rl a f ,el h bridge plcmecr, had onr; nf llio earliest ami hc.sl in the city, and continued his gardening hobby for most of bis life. I Jr. horn in Brnmplon, Mav 18, 1B77