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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Auflust 11. 1973 Alberta Indian princess competes in national pagent By JUDE TURIC Herald Staff Writer The possibility of becoming Canadian Indian Princess both pleases and frightens jouthlul Geivevieve Fox The preth 19-yeai-old who won the Alwerta title on June 2 is competing in the finals which are being he'd m Ed- monton this weekend who bom raised and educated en the Blood Re- sen e at Stare off explained the idea to run for provincial prin- cess came as a suggestion from the Indian media at Cardston I aske-i to repre- sent the Bloods I said ves. and really thought it would bs a lot QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD 8-lbs PRE-SPOTTED AFTER-SPOTTED By Our Attendant PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN Open Daily tit 8 a.m. 2654 South Parkside Drive Phone 327-0811 of said Miss Fox entered the contest to sat- isfy my own curiosity to see if I really could win I also found out that it was a frightening experience Miss Fox saying the idea of delivering a speech and participating in a native dancing contest were things she had not considered as part of the competition. once I got started on my speech added M'ss didn't seem so bad In the provincia' competi- she said each girl was expected to be in tiaaiaoral j present a dance a I speech and v.as also judged en poise and psrsonali v vore a pietty old costume vhich once belonged to m y and several exp'auvad Miss Fox I talk was on being a proud I Indian not bsmg proud to be I an Indian Thei e is a distinct and important deference She added that she strongly disapproves of and the pigeon holing cf individuals in spscmc ethnic categories As Alberta Indian Princess. i Miss Fox is expected to be pre- sent at important functions as a representative of the provin- cial reserves I often say a few words of welcome at gatherings such as Indian or RCMP cere- I said Miss Fox. I have found that it's an interest- ing as well as difficult duty I get awfully nervous in front of so many people She continued saying h e pressure of being princess is always there was told nght from the that I would be expected to act not be seen in public doing 'foolish' and always keep in mind if_I vas out of bne the title would be given to the She that when she won the she be- lieve it for a week other I receiv- ed a scholarship to further my said Miss Fox. and I plan on using it fall when I attend the University of Leth- bndge I was also given an In- dian name which translates into Little Feather At the she has enrol'ed in education com and hopes to return to a re- sen e to teach There is a possibihtv that I'll come back to this but I'm not sure as sae explained. ''My mother has al- ways liked to keep her children close to and she'd be pleased if I stayed here Miss who has seven brothers and one in- cludes horseback nding and basketball among her other in- terests. She was a'so involved in barrel but admits that she that good at The Canadian title winner mil be chosen this from among nine girls repre- senting reserves across the countrv Lit tie Feather and friend Nineteen-year-old Jenny will rep-esent Alberta in the national Canadian Indian Princess- being held i n Edmonton this weekend Miss Fox was born raised and educated on the Blood Reserve at 20 miles south of Fort and was named princess at the provncial earnest on June 2 Little Feather is her Ird an given when she was ramed princess Summerfun Community siitnmer program The community summer pro- gram came to an end this week with a special arts festival held on Friday at the Yates Centre Both the Henderson Lake Day Camp and all of the city play- grounds participated in the fes- tival. On display was a collection cf arts and crafts gathered the city playgrounds Ri- deau Court p1 ay ground contri- buted a three dimensional cas- complete with a live-in mon- ster which was very impres- and Norbridge Park con- structed a fort with buildings an Indian village nearby and flowing stream In addition to these laiger projects. there were soap carv- macaroni mo- I pictures made with yam and many other examples of projects undertaken by play- grounds during the summer Several of the playgrounds contributed plays to the festi- val Lions Rideau Court and Lakeview all enter- tained participants at tie event. There were musical interludes as well the staff of the Henderson Lake Day Camp and the staff of the playgrounds presented plays of their own. Many thanks are extended from all those who worked m the community summer pro- gram to the main people who helped this summer In we would like to thank the City of Letbfondge and its many departments which were involvel in the im- plementation of the program in cne way or the many businesses and or- ganisations which allowed us to bring groups of children to learn about their and a special thank you to the par- ents of the children who parti- cipated in our for responding most graciouslv to all of our requests for help. tight economy wave i cuts birth control program 9 Senior Citizens and Its For You Efective August 1973 Enrollment Weekly Fee Thereafter Please Bring Acceptable Prof Of Age Shoplifting triples TORONTO High- priced food has become an in- creasingly-popular target for says an executive of Loblaw Groceterias Co. Ltd. Joseph vice-president in charge of said the trend is partly responsible ior the formation of a special squad posing as shoppers who tour the chain's 62 stores in the Metropolitan Toronto area the group finds that non-food merchandise re- mains the chief objective of shopping thieves Some other Loblaw find- ings. Shoplifting has tripled since 1966 and about one m 30 su- permarket shoppers indulges. Each steals between and in goods and one in 10 gets caught. Women outnumber men by two to and four out of five are in the 18-45 age group. Women in the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy are notorious shoplifters. Thefts usually increase when there's a full moon. October is the peak month for thievery and most occurs between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. By BERNARD WEINTRALB New York Times Service NEW DELHI wbc3e population is steadily increas- ing by 13 million a is re- ducing bath control programs The government decision part of a stringent economy means that construction plans have bsen set aside for family planning and mother care centres in r u i a 1 areas At the same time the govern- ment is sharply reducing mass vasectomy effort as well as birth control publicity in cit- ies as well as villages The budget s'ash ws made known when provisions for 1973- 1974 were recently approved The minister of health and fam- ily planning had demanded considera b 1 y lower than the previous year's budget of for fam- ily planning Nevertheless the gcvenvneit cut ins allocation even ta million tor the new budret year Even more discouraging to fanny planning vorkeis aie reports that the in deep financial is sat to cut back birth control pro grams even futhei Senior health ministry offi- I cia's are reluctant and some- at emoarrassed to discuss the slash in the family plan- ning budget. This is partly be- cause the decision was made at tre highest levels of the Indian i government Experts i ho A ever that the economy clnve will blunt efforts to sus- tain birth ccntiol prsgrams will obviously hurt the said one family planning specialist this budget cm accurately reflects is the cunent level of political thinking about fanuly p'an- Government officials have stated Dubhcly tnat stringent ecorc ny measures ei s nec- essary in the ''wslfa'e niiii- istues and departments dealing with such noiiisscntials as family planning nutii- tiOn and education Key rea- sons for the cutback are planned for drought wage increases among government employees i as well as inflation. Terming the reduction in the family planning budget dan- gerous The a respected daily said recently the cur- rent inflation and resources crisis warrant cuts in unproduc- tive family pru- ning should have bsen left sev- erely alone It is patently ab- sured to regard it as nonessen- tial at a time when politicians and experts agree that the fruits of development are being neu- tralizpd bv a fast-growing pop- ulation India's soaring birth rate has been unchecked by family planning duves in recent years. There are Indian babies i born daily 21 million a year. i With 8 million the an- nual increase works out to 13 million India's population of 570 million is expected to reach i cne billion by the end of the contui y I OiigmaPy the government's target vvas to reduce the birth- rate frcm 41 pei thousand pop- ulation in 1SC8 to 25 per thou- sand by 1976 The government has now extended tne deadline to 1978 At ths birh rate is about 37 per thousand Prison suicides under scrutiny calendar Iff of- local PRES'CE ALBERT An internal mcuiry has found no common denominator'' in the suicide deaths of six pn- soners dm ing the last six months at the federal peniten- an official said recently. Penitentiary elector T J Ellis said in an interview a visit to the institution by cluef of medical services for the Canadian Penitentiary Ser- vice also produced no answers Statistics Canada says the maximum security institution has the highest suicide rate among Canadian penitentiar- ies. A total of eight suicides have been reported this year at penitentiaries across the coun- six on them from Prince Albert Prison officials here have noted that the of the six prisoners who committeed sui- cide varied from youths to mid- dle-aged persons Same were but not all A committee of two prison- ers and two staff members was formed after the sixth death in June to determine if there was any common factor in the sui- cides. another prison- er who attempted to hang him- self two weeks ago is being transferred ta Victoria for psy- chiatric Mr Ellis said. The rooe he had used in an attempt saving his life Since the the prsoner remained depressed and was accompanied night and day by alternating members of the pri- son's con-aid form- ed earlier this year after the third suicide. The committee consists en- tirely of prisoners and is de- signed to help others in the pri- son who may have suicidal ten- dencies. a The Lethbndge Christian Women's Club will hold a reg ular meeting Mondy at p m. at Sven Encksen's Family Res- taurant. Mrs Pat Brown will present a feature on garden ar- rangements. Mrs. H. Strauss will provide a violin solo and the speaker will be Jo a national representative. All women welcome. For reserva- tions call 327-9033 or 327-3251. The Sir Alexander Gait Chap- ter of the IODE will hold a coffee garden party and pantry table Wednesday at 10 a m. at the home of Mrs. G. B. Bar- 825 13th St. S. READ LABELS Heat pre-cooked frozen like TV meat pies and stuffed for the time and temperature recommended on the labels. family life by MAUREEN JAMIESON ought to be a law against this universal mania for getting up in the morning. I've been waging a bitter battle against it for but each my fight takes on added impetus Nothing is more nauseating than to drag the bed off my back day after day when everyone else in the house is still pounding the pillow. When the alarm clock shat- ters the morning my husband opens an then gives a friendly little bellow and a hearty shove to help me on mv way With a self- satisfied smuk on his he rolls over and sinks back into oblivi- ous to my eaily morning suffering of di- vorce frequently cross my min-d at thus time of In our house in the early you can cut the si- lence with a knife. To keep it that I stealthily sneak of the bedroom door vhere the cat is pretending to but is actually lyint in v.ait for me I tiptoe past him and figure I have it made Then he leaos up and f ssaults my ears with his loud demands for break- fast My schedule has been trimmed to the bare bone and doesn't allow time for finding cat can opener and so before I even get my brain in gear I'm right behind the eight ball To I speed up a mista'-2. I trip over a coffee table and np my nightie For a minute or two I hope my leg is broken I can take it back to bed. When I can finally walk. I head for the bathroom. Reaching for the I gaze at the flattened tute and dimly lemember Oldest Daughter shampooing her hair with it tne night before I and tell myself to eat an apple bo- fore I leave for work On my way bnck to our I give a quick glance into the girls' room Everything shoes and dolls decorate everything but the and one daughter is curled up fast asleep on the as usual At our getting a child and a bed together at night for some unknovn difficult. Sleeping hags are but the floor is bast. The only use for beds is when he or she is playing kung fu and needs a mattress or two to break with his or her bart hands After checking the I look in on the younger boys. Strange how those two life- less lumps can sleep so soundly and so late when I must be up with tht chickens. On my day they leap Up at the first crack of turn on the the stereo and a radio or and have at least one fight at the top of tbsir lungs. I have reached the point v.here I ccf sleep through the but after a all that boyish enthusiasm causes the house to and I wake up in wait- ing for the earthquake to strike Come to think of they can be a pretty rotten bunch tco No sooner do I take to my bed and start to doze than the little darlings don their football boots and clatter in and out of the bath- turning on taps and flushing toilets witn gay abandon. To add to the one son another talks in his sleep and one daughter grinds her teeth. Strange how none of these signs of life is ever evident when I crawl out of bed on a working morning. WLiIe I am doing all this it suddenly oc- curs to me v.hat a lovable person I am. Every day I'm up I go tip- toeing around the tak- ing the greatest care not to disturb anybody. Yet when I get the opportunity to sleep in. I'm attacked on every side by flying bodies wanting m-z to make settle a answer the fix a broken or just plain wake up and be company It's a nice but then cold reason takes over and I realize I'm actually moti- vated by unadulter- ated selfishness. This may be the only peace and quiet I get all even if it is at a time when I could do without it' But why should it have to be me who has to get up early' Sometimes I think there ain't no jus- tice Other I'm darned sure there THE BETTER HALF By Barnes wants to slow down my pace ond to up my E ATO N'S HEARING AID CENTRE MONTHLY CLINIC August 16th a.m. to p.m. IN THE STEREO ROOM 2nd FLOOR advantage of opportunity to your hear- ing evaluated by Eaton's qualified consultant. feature tho finest hearing at lowtr cost. Service on all makes and models. MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT EARLY DIAL 327-8551 WEMBEft ALBERTA HEARING AID DEALERS ASSOCIATION THANKS TO YOU-ITS WORKING LETHBRIDGE UNITED WAY ;