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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta DISTRICT rhreshing bee planned for Nanton area Sept. 2 An old-fashioned threshing bee will highlight Labor Day Weekend activities in the Nan- ton district. Norm a farmer and antique bulf in the says about 20 workers will man the steam cook grain tanks and stook wagons. Horses will be used for hauling stooks of grain to the threshing ma- chine and for transporting the threshed grain to the granar- ies. Mr. Edey says the day-long which kicks off Sept. 2 at l p.m. one mile north and one-half mile west of is open to all visitors. Visitors will be able to try their hand at threshing activities that once were common scenes through- out Western Canada. Taber Central School repairs may be completed by new term TABER Com- pletion of repairs to the Taber Central Elementary School may come before the fall school term begins Aug. 27. The school was swept by fire of undetermined origin during the spring. Repairs required replacement of the roof and in- terior structure in the north- west comer of the building. In the school board has directed that some perma- nent partitions be installed in the formerly teaching school. School superintendent James L. George told trustees with the exception of one half- time teacher for the Chamber- lain School at Grassy the Taber division's teaching staff is now complete. Most recent appointments are half-time teachers Mrs. Marilyn Visser for the L. T. Westlake Elementary School at Taber and Mrs. Sally Pyne for the Barnwell school. Mr. George also confirmed that all schools in the division will reopen Monday. Aug. on which day teachers only will be present for staff meet- Lags and other preparatory work. Students will attend Aug. 28 for registration and introduc- tory instruction. They will bs dismissed in the afternoon. Swedish student questions Bloods Claresholm history studied REGISTRATION DATES SET Schools ready in 'Pass CLARESHOLM A history of Claresholm and district is being compiled. The committee assembling material for the proposed book comprises Mrs. Otto Mrs. J. E. and s member from each of the 18 original rural school districts in the area. The committee is looking for anecdotes and pic- tures of Claresholm and district residents who have lived in the area 10 vears or more. BLAIRMORE Paul K. superinten- dent of has announced pre-registration will be ac- cepted in all schools in the Crowsnest Pass school division. Registrations will be accept- ed at the M. D. McEaehern Schaol. Bellevue and Central Primary Coleman. Aug. mU9 Zell 30 and 31 between 10 a.m. and noon. Registration is scheduled at the Horace Allen Cole- msn and the Isabelle Sellon School. Blairmore Aug. 27. 28. 30 and 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. Registrations at the Crows- nest Consolidated High School will be from. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 and 31. Children who will not be six years old by the opening day of school. Sept. but who will be six years old by Feb. and whose parents wish to enroll them for the orientation readiness should pre- register. Some were registered last June. Birth certificates should be available New students in the school division should also try to pre- register during the days and times mentioned above. At the Crowsnest Consoli- dated High this will also apply to enrolled students who have not been registered. New students are urged to bring their report cards and transfer forms from their last school. Schools will reopen Sept. 4 BRADFORD TELEVISION SPECIAL -Color or Black and White to Screen Sizes -10 DAY FREE TRIAL Color TV Only Merchandise on Sole Friday and August 23-24-25 Personal Shopping Only Limited Quantities Carmangay Brownies camp under leader Pocahontas CARMANGAY The 1st Carmangay Brownie Pack held a successful camp recent- iy. Ttae Indian theme was used and girls were busy making crafts. They each made an In- dian vases and pen- ants. They made brooches and In- dian head plaques and painted them. The girls took two nature hikes and collected many trea- sures. Home-made ice cream was each girl had a hand in making it. The girls had a campfire each evening and staged sang songs and read stories. Camp Oamp Lepora Baldwin camp Kay camp Cathy Auch camp Cindee Hazel Lyck- man Brownie sixes were Running Bear and Clear Water. Area Commissioner Hufoka visited the camp. Her name was Rackshaw. Zeller's County Fair located in Zeller's Shopping Centre on Mayor Magrath Drive. Open Daily 9 a.m to 6 Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Telephone 321-8171 Prairie harvest no mother lode By FRED CHAFE Canadian Press Staff Writer Swathers and combines are beginning to move across Prairie grain fields to bring in a crap golden in more ways than one. But it won't be the kind of mother lode that could have brought Canada unheard-of riches in export sales at a time when world demand for cereals and protein rich oilseeds has pushed prices out of sight. The vagaries of and acreage lower than expected because of farmers' problems in switching from a bust-to- boom mean a total crop no bigger than average and perhaps below it. No one will hazard a flat fore- cast of this year's total Prairie although the figure of 580 million bushels of wheat has been mentioned as reason- able. Canada's wheat crop last the bulk of it produced in the three Prairie was 533.3 million bushels against a 10 year average of 600 million. There were 518.4 million bushels of 300.2 million of 13.5 million of rye. 19 million of flax and 57.3 million of rapeseed. NO BIG ACREAGE JUMP Wheat acreage is up this year to 24.2 million from 21.3 million last almost en- tirely through increased plant- ings in the traditional bread- basket province of Saskatche- wan. Oats and flax also are up barley and rapeseed Given these any substantial increase in the to- tal harvest can come only from high per-acre yields. And phrases like to good ear- ly-harvested and age to dot the reports of agriculture depart- ments and wheat pools. The federal in spring seeding guidelines to recommended 28 mil- lion acres of It proposed 14 million acres of barley but got only 11.7 down two par cent 1972. As a wheat coming off the Prairies this fall will not add appreciably to Canada's lowest stockpile since 1952. After exports of 553 million bushels and domestic con- sumption of 100 million bushels in the crop year which ended July Canada's total wheat carryover was estimated at 366.1 million bushels compared with a 10-year average of 630.1 million. It contrasts sharply with the billion-bushel surplus of when the federal government's Lower Inventory for Tomorrow paid farmers to talte land out of grain production. TROPHY WINNERS TYRELL'S LAKE Mrs. Donna Brantner won third place and a trophy in the south- ern rodeo circuit barrel racing events. Her daughter Debbie won a second place trophy in the same event. The circuit wound up at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park. '3 generations Douglas Long Time his son Con- rad Long Time and George Long Time stand to- gether in the coulees be- side their home on the Blood Indian Reserve south of Lethbridge. The grand- father doesn't speak a word of English. His son labored halfway through school. But a pupil of Mary's School in the city is bused home every may win a bet- ter break in life. By SHffiLEEN HUNTER Special Correcfiondent CARDSTON A Swedish anthropology student has written and asked me the fol- lowing questions in regards to the Native people. you feel tee Blood youth is trying to re- vive old customs and tradi- tions that were The customs and traditions of the Blood Indians were not so much lost as replac- ed by the customs and tradi- tions of other people that have come to this continent. The Blood youth are reviv- ing the old customs and tra- ditions with programs offer- ed at Natosapi Continuous Learning St. Paul's School on the Blood Indian Reserve. They are learning Plains Indian Black- foot Songs and the Blackfoot language. Natosapi Continuous Learn- ing Centre in this providing a means of preserv- ing the culture for future gen- erations. Many of the Blood youth are taking advantage of this opportunity. you feel your people have self-determination or are they to a large extent administered by foreign offi- On the or as we say our people are definately self-determined. We run the Band with out own elected officials from our trible. Our system of government is set up like the nco-Native system in his country and after careful consideration of all the facts in a given mat- ter decisions are made with- out outside help. saw a Canadian travel- ling brochure abrat the Blood Sun Dance at Standoff. It seemed strange to me. Is this sacred ceremony really open for any tourist that has no knowledge whatsoever of its significance and only views it as a colorful The sacred part of the Sun Dance that pertains to the so- ciety or in charge of the is not open to the public. Upon comple- tion of the pDrtion pertaining to them they leave the Sun Dance Lodge end offer prayers to the Great Spirit on behalf of the people in the stopping as they do so to the South and West to these points being considered four corners of the earth. The society performing the Sun Dance desires all who wish to to be there so that they might be prayed for at that much the same as other religious pag e a n t where the pilgrims come to receive the blessings of pray- ers offered by the ones in authority performing that particular religious cere- mony. there still a conflict be- tween the Catholic and the traditional No. On the Blood reserve we have the Catholic and the Anglican churches. Both get along with the traditional religion. This last Easier iras one example when the Indian regardless of reli- pined together and car- ried wooden crosses for 20 from three directiofis. and to the Catholic church on the reserve. It was the most central location. Spokesmen from each reli- gion took part in the ser- vices. Gigantic BICYCLE SPECIAL -Girls' or Boys' Hi Rise Bicycles -Assorted 3-Speed Bicycles Merchandise on Sale Friday and August 23-24-25 Personal Shopping Only Limited Quantities located in Zftller's Shopping Centre on Mayer Magrath Drive. Open Daily a.m. to Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Telephone 326-8171 ;