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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August Business booming at historic Ottawa jail Site of last public hanging becomes permanent youth hostel By ARLENE GREEK OTTAWA (CP) Bright sunlight streams through the narrow windows of the old Carleton County Jail as young people line up for their morning grub and sit down to eat at brightly painted wooden tables About 45 minutes later the "prisoners" begin to drift down to the front desk and a white heap of laundry snowballs as they drop off rented sheet bleeping bags A bearded Scot, clad in a red sweatshirt and cut-off blue jeans, assigns chores to all who approach the desk Good morning Would you do me a favor9 Go down through the door marked 'laundry' to the fourth cell, grab one of the mops and wipe up the floor Thanks You're a gentleman By 10 a m everyone is gone Some will return at 5 p m others have gone for good The building is not an enlightened home for wayward youth It is Ottawa's only year-round youth hostel and business is booming The old jail also is one of the city's historic bites Built in 1862, it housed as many as 150 prisoners at a time until 1972, when it was condemned and closed It also was the site of the country's last public hanging when Patrick Whelan was put to death for the 1868 assassination of Thomas D'Arcj McGee member of the Commons and one of the Fathers of Confederation After the last prisoner was removed, several groups made bids to use the building But ultimately the only people who came up with a viable project were the youth hostel people said Alan Ludlow, a 27-year-old native of Scotland He and his old wife, Linda, both former child-care workers, act as the hostel's full-time house-parents With an LIP grant and a loan from Hciitage Canada, the non-profit organization renovated the jail to meet fire and health i egulations An old bell and chain fire alarm that was used until 1972 was replaced by an automatic system In August, 1973, the hostel was officially opened by Prince Philip Now the jail's occupants eat in a long, narrow dining room that once was the prison chapel and sleep in bunks lined up outside the cells Hostel guests aren't allowed to sleep in the cells because ventilation does not meet city health regulations Eventually extraction fans may be installed in the larger cells so hostelling couples can sleep in them and other areas may be converted into family rooms Future renovations will depend on what Ot- tawa Carleton regional government decides to do when a three-year moratorium on the building ends "There's absolutely no. sense in making major capital expenditures to find at the end of three years that regional government has decided to make other use of the said Mr Ludlow And the land the building stands on is becoming more and more valuable Bill Law, a regional government councillor, is chairman of a three-man committee working to decide the future of the jail "I'm impressed with the success they've had so he said "They've really improved the place "I'm opposed to protecting a building just because it's more than 100 years old But if good use can be found for it, that's great -The Herald- Youth Special students complete course FREDERICTON (CP) A group of 30 Canadian high school students have com pleted a four-week program intended to excite their interest in science and develop positive and critical approaches to scientific problems The program at the Umver- siU of New Brunswick was under the direction of Dr Michael Burtt chairman of the biologv department The students were chosen for special aptitude in science and mathematics with emphasis on self-motivation and interest in ex- tracurricular activities Dr Burtt said the object was to create an interaction between the students and to give an insight into how science-related decisions are made The program demonstrated how science can be used to im- prove the relationship between man and his environ- ment and made students aware of the social economic and political factors involved in science, he said Cow honored GODFREY 111 (Reuten More than 300 admit ert, of bo vine beautv and abihU show ed up todav for the 17th birth dav ot Dora Mega an acknowledged princess of Lhis Midwest dairvland region Dora ib a holstein cow bought for ab a edit b, Mr md Mis Jim Bea'ic Since then -.he has pioduceu WO 000 pounas of milk i40 000 13 calves She has alreadv cstablisned a tecord of producing more than 22 000 Ibs of milk for 10 consecutive The hoi stem average yield is 15 000 pounds a Conservation camp f01 4-H a first-hand look at nature, under the operation, the camp is sponsored by Alberta direction of 4-H co-ordmator Laurie Svemson Power and Calgary Power Ltd at a site north of (tlvrd from left) are, left to right Chris Sugimoto, Sundre Youngsters from throughout Alberta are Lethbridge, David Boulten, Lethbridge; Miss selected by 4-H officials to take part m the Svemson, George Bohner, Coaldale; and Barry week-long program Onody, Bow Island Now in its ninth year of The Lethbridge Herald think PART IV PICTURE QUIZ He's been in the news. Who is he? 5 POINTS HOW DO YOU RATE? 71 to 80 points Good. 91 to 100 prints TOP SCORE! 61 to 70 Fair 81 to 90 points EictflMt M or H'mml FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION Do you think our immigration laws should be changed in any way? If so, how? YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. 1 Richard M. Nixon is the only president in United States history to resign his post. True or False? 2 of Jordan met with Prime MimsterTrudeau tc di_casb Mideast Peace efforts. a.-E.mpvr_-_ Selassie b-Huaxm-c.1 Qaddafi c-Khig Hussein 3 Hundreds were killed m when monsoon rains resulted in heavy flooding and an outbreak of cholera. a-the Philippines b- Bangladesh c-Malaysia 4 Tnc index. (CHOOSJc- ONJL- eight- of pc. 2 during 01 Jul> 5 As part of the federal cabinet shuffle, and traded Privy Council and external affairs portfolios. a-C.M. Drury, Mitchell Sharp b-Mitchell Sharp, Allan MacEachen c-Marc Lalonde, Allan MacEachen iSyvSSx IT'S THE BIGGEST DRAW IN THE WEST! There wii! be 1906 lucky ticket holders! FiRST PRIZE SECOND PRIZE THIRD PRIZE 5 FOURTH PRIZES CONSOLATION PRIZES SELLER'S PRIZES TOTAL PRIZES each 1900 at each iti e' Octobei 9 1974 Octoba 23 197 PART ti WORDS IN WE NEWS Take 4 points for each thai you can match its correct meaning 1.....mettle 2.....meliorate 3.....meddle 4.....enigma 5.....unsavoury a-make better b-courage, spirit c-puzzle, mystery d-morally offensive e-inteiiere PART ill NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 points for names that you can correctly match with the clues. 1.....Barnett Danson 2.....John Turner 3.., -Otto Lang 4.....Jean Maichaud 5.....Ron Basford a-Finance Minister b-Transport Minister c-Urban Affairs Minister d-Juetice Minister i-rio- Inc. STUDENTS SaYe Practic? Examination! ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAGE Save This Practice Examination! Valuable Reference Material for Exams GOOD FOR YOU AND ALBERTA, TOO! Proceeds from the sale of all tiCKe's in Alberta will be used in Alberta to support sports and cultura events such as Sport Alberta The Alberta Art Foundation Alberta Heritage Foundation and the 1978 Commonwealth Games The Lottery is sponsored by the Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, the Commonwealth Games Foundation and the Edmo.itc Exnibition Association unJc" cucp ccc of 'he Alberta Government GIVES YOU A CHANCE ON BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Available from your favorite service church sports or organization or send in the anti gc' o r FMAIL TO: WESTERN CANADA LOTTERY Box 2900, Calgary, Alta. S? 30 per tirkpt No rf ti-xots Ar--i nt CM.-; roq i -eJ nsoci M )i r NAME ADDRESS PHONE PROVINCE POSTAl CODE Your remittance must accompany coupon Youths attend nature camp SUNDRE A pledge to leave Alberta better than you found it' has been given to former Lieutenant Gover- nor Grant MacEwan by youngsters throughout the province attending the ninth annual 4-H Conservation Camp on the James River north of here Dr MacEwan said he salutes those persons attending the camp, and the camp s sponsors Alberta Power Ltd and Calgary Power Ltd "I have a lot of enthusiasm for something of this kind, gathering in the spirit of nature and the need of giving nature some support 'People have come to realize that we are facing a crisis Conservation is no longer a matter of morals, it's a matter of he said Dr MacEwan said United Nations predictions released this year show 20 million peo- ple will die of starvation in various parts of the world Our population the eaters human or not are growing away at a pretty dangerous rate from the resources on which creatures and humans must depend 'I can't think of anything more urgent than to make an assessment of those things we require for the survival of things of God s making We pay taxes on land, but we don't own it We are leaseholders, caietakers in the house of God The real house of God is not one made by human hands It is made by the Almighty the retired lieutenant governor said He said the imagination of youth, coupled with the challenge of conservation, provides a meaningful pur- pose for those involved with 4- H "This is something big to do, taking care of the things that are really important We only have these things on loan for a time and I can't think of anything better than being able to leave Alberta better than you found Dr MacEwan said "There is more satisfaction to you young people to conserve these things, rather than converting them to spending money We're in just too big a hurry and we're paying the price "I m delighted to think that this conservation camp has survived to its ninth year and that you young people have the zeal to want to be here Dr MacEwan said This year s 4-H Conserva- tion Camp was held August 11 to 17 under the direction of the culture, youth and recrea- tion department with assistance from Calgary Power and Alberta Power Youngsters from across Alberta devote their camp time to the study of soil conservation. range management, forest and water conservation, fish and wildlife management Also involved in the camp with 4-H personnel are the Junior Forest Warden organization the lands and forests department, the Alberta environment depart- ment and the Olds College LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner From Esbjerg, Denmark Anne Campbell Singers The Anne Campbell Singers have been having a great time Afte. landir.g at Gatwick airport with our Canadian flag.- anci singing 0 Canada (we're not sure that Gatwick will be the same again) we hopped on a bus which was tc take us to Tees-side Because of a bus breakdown, we didn't arrive until mid- night, six hours later than expected We were a pretty tired bunch' The following day, rejuvenated by a long and welcomed sleep, we sang at the civic service opening the international festival, and were the only non-British group to do so An even- ing concert of competitors followed All week, we competed, and although we didn't place, we all learned ana experienced manj new things A choir from New Brunsv.'ck did in competition The left Eagleschff bright and early Sunday morn- ing on a bus which was to take us to Harwich Here we boarded the ferry for the overnight trip to Esbjerg We docked there at noon Monday, and were met by our hosts Tuesday we travelled to Rebe and gave a concert in one of the oldest towns in Den- mark Wednesday found us travelling to Sonderburg, and we sang in a beautiful old church The Anne Campbell Singers made history there1 Applause in churches is forbidden, but at the end of our concert, the audience gave us a wonderful round of applause, making it the first time applause has been heard in that church in its long, long history Our schedule was ver> bus> for the rest of our stay in Den- mark, and on Mondaj we were off to Germany, where we were treated like royalty and enjoyed the hospitality of the people Editor's Note- The Anne Campbell Singers return to Lethbridge Friday. THERE ARE SOUND REASONS why you should encourage your youngster to play m a band We are fortunate to have the services of talented and hard working people in our schools and private teaching RESERVE YOUR RENTAL INSTRUMENT NOW Drums, etc LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Paramount ThMtrt Bldg. Phone 327-2272 ;