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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta JO -THE IETHDRIDGE HERALD Tucsticiv, August 24 ,1971 Prison guar strike pending I'.y HKNNT.TT (take DMT in thc event ol a Slaff U'rikM- withdrawal of services by piib .ird Ingoldsby, president of on personnel. lucal Civil Service Associa- j "A strike would lose its eftcc- .-aid today that Alberta i live-ness it the government is r.-rinicr Harry Sirnm would ready (o move in armed forces bi' welcome nl Ihe pro-strike. as soon as it occurred, Mi iMivting lo be held this evening Donahue said. in ihe Civic Centre. An official directive Friday Strom is lo bold a cam- J from the attorney general's (k meeting in Ihe Civic Ccn-; parlment said all enrplojecs u-c'ihis evening. [failing to report to work after .Mr. togoldsby. a correctional i Aug. 25 would have their ..fiivc'- :n the Lethbridge Cor-1 cheques withheld for adjust- Institiition. said all of; mem and (hose employees Jiv ing in government housing would receive immediate or strike plans have been iii.nl" and the meeting has. liL'en called to infnnn the local I ders to vacate. Correctional officers of the [i-' The vacate order would ef- Ecct two families and ccrrec- correctional o f fie n rs tional officers living at Ihe inJl negotiate 2-1-hours-a-day lo Lethbridge Correctional InsliU hp.id off the proposed strike.! lion. He said as far as he knew! R. C. Smith, the association's l.'ji1 government had refused lo i president, said he believed Ihe talk with Uic correctional ofii- 18.1X11) member association i-crs would respond promptly to any "A meeting recently strike fund request, held in Edmonton, he "T h e membership realizes "and candidates from the Pro- that what is at stake here is enssiu' Conservative Party. 1 also very important to them be- Ihc New Democratic Party and j cause the outcome o[ this dis the Scfial Credit Party wore pute could greatly affect our united lo attend. relationship with the govern- "Candidates from the NDP ment en behalf of all its cm- tlic Conservatives Smith said. i-re-sent. but no Sricrals at-1 He said Ihe association '.Tided, lie said. would likely Vave to pay Ihe Boh Donahue, a spokesman' prison personnel from the fur the Civil Service Associa- slrike fund tor the month ot tion. said Monday in Edmon- Augu.sl because Ihe govern- lon, "Aiherta prison employees. ment said il would withhold strike at any lime alter j paycheques for Uie month if Wednesday if the government the strike occurred, has nut rc-oper.ed negotiations The prison employees are Ae- on salaries and ditior.s. He said the strike dale would working con- manding pay increases, in- creased bush camp allowances, voice in Iheir job classifica- be kept secret since QIC gov- lion and a separate agreement eminent has threatened to have RCJIP and armed forces i with the government permit- ing collective bargaining. wins agam Indians must have control of own education system By ItOII I As a boost to the develop- Staff Writer ment of rapport between t h c FORT MACLKOD s clioo I and Uic coir.'inumty, headed reaiisls arc needed lo Prof. Holm endorsed the idea usher in a new concept of school communily relations in reserve schooling, an authority on American Indian education said here Monday. Wayne Holm, who has spent a number of yours leaching some of the uo'ooo N'avajo In- dians of the southwestern Unit- ed Slales, was addressing Ihe opening session of an oricnla- tion conference for teachers of southern Alberla Indians. Throughout his address. Prof. Holm emphasized the role that Indians themselves, both par- enlr and community leaders, must take in Ihe education of (heir children il it is to he ef- fective. "The only truly adequate In- dian education can coir.e from schools with substantial com- munily responsiveness a n d j he said, "If lhal communily is a While ami-Indian communily, then there should be While-and- Indian control. IF that commun- ily is an Indian communily, there should be Indian control. Prof. Holm challenged t h e teachers at Ihe conference to qiu't thinking in terms ot "How do we impart while education to Indian children" and begin pat- terning their Droughts on the lines of "whal can I do to as- sist in the evolution of a truly Indian He told them, "It you cannot condone the indefinite control o[ Indian community schools by non Indians, you are almost obligated lo begin lo do whal you can lo see it docs not con- tin u e indefinitely. Otherwise, tbe situation persist and probably worsen Prof. Holm endorsed thc of hiring non-qualified Indian personnel to teach. "Jndinn schools often look only to academically qualified teachers, but their ability to communicate things to nalive children ;.s often overesti- mated." "We must investigate the psr, sibility of bringing communily people into professional leach- ing roles, thus going one more slep towards translating educa- tion lo the kids." be made permanent. So far, none of thc southern Alberla school boards which ed- ucate Indians from tbe Blood and Peigan Reserve, have any representation of local fndian-s. The adminislralion of on-re- serve education is still virtually controlled u.. the Indian af- fairs department although there is an education eornmillce on Ihe Blued Heserve, composed of band The five-day orientation con- ference is being joinly span- sored by the Willow Creek, Pinchcr Creek, Cardston and Lethbridgc separate .school dis- Prof. Holm is returning next I tricls. Ihe University of week to Rock Point, Arizona, a bridge continuing education di- communily on the Navajo Re- serve, where an experimental Indian school board will func- tion for the next year on a trial basis. If it is deemed success- ful, the arrangement will b'kcly vision and the Lethbridge Indi- an affairs branch. Sessions are scheduled in the F.1' P- Walshc High School morning and afternoon, until Friday. Whai does the Indian really wanf FORT MACLEOD "What School on Ihe Blood Indian Re- does the Indian really serve, look this risk here Mon- This is the inevitable qucslion j day lo give her impression ot lhat a white person asks, nl- Ihe "Good Life" for Indians, to most in bewilderment, after he delegates at an educational has been dealing or working conference with Canada's nalive population i "An Indian wauls to have a for awhile. education so he can make It is also the question that an Indian can scarcely give an answer to without the fear of being contradicted by any num- ber of his own people. Helen Manyfingers, a kinder- garten teacher at the Levern in Calgary show CJ J SNOW CONES OR SCHOOL The opening of Ihe 1971-72 school year has disrupted business for Bill Beresnak, left and his bralhsr Aaron but Rickey Gabriel, righl, makes sure of ending his summer vacation on 1h? right note with one of ihe Beresnak three cent specials. Business proved to be good considering the location witli a lolal of nine cones sold for 27 cents. Herald Photographer Waller Kerber was the proud purchaser of lucky number nine. Lelhbridge's Charlie Bauer. one of Canada's premier rcse growers, has copped six troph- ies and a bronze medal at Ihe grand aggregate championship Calgary Horticultural Society Show. Hose Bowl for grand aggregate championship in the rose sec- i lion, the Dowling Tray for for Rose Society merr.lxirs and the Calgary Rose Society Cry- Competition ends tonicht with stal Rose Bowl award for grand the presentation cf awards. i ausregate florihunda champion- service review In sweeping to his best per- formance a', the show, Mr. In anotlier competition with three roses ir, one container, Mr. Bauer received the Cana- dian Scucly Bronze .Medal. Distance a factor FORT MACLEOD ('students who are probably just I which have a relatively small i as culturally deprived, who number of Indian students have want the same privileges a particularly hard lime cstab-1 "If, on (he other hand, we are lishing relations wilh Hie re- serve community according to Albert Ferenz. a teacher al 1 Catholic Ccnlral High School in Lclhbridgc. This is especially true when 'Ihe school is some distance lillle contact with Ihe students1 Irom the reserve so must slu- parents. Because of this, the denls must either hoarded students know they can ge( in the cily or bused every dav' a- -v with things.'1 A recommendation by city trict residents lo review ambli-J discussions begin at an early mar.ager Tom Nulling that city lance service in the area was dale in advance of 1972 pcr- from (he reserve lo ;hc school and back. Mr. Fcrcnz. a panelist at an conference In 1970, Mr Bnner won four council consider appointment approved by cily council Men--: sor.r-.'l considerations for the'. educational trophies and one brrwe medal, i of a commillee ol local and dis- dav night. lire department. enunciated thc paradoxical -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------With the recommendation He said if a new ambulance problem which faces the teach- v.'ent R suggestion that discus- service could be established ing slaft of Ca'hclic Central, sons be undertaken with thc before thai time, il could mini- question continues in city local hospitals and nursing i mizc a requirement for new homes as well as the County staff on Ihe fire department. of Loihbridge and other south-1 I n his recommendation lo em Alberta municipalities to council, Mr, Nutting said the I determine Lhe potential of im-: present ambulance facilities 'proving ambulance service i for Ion g-dislance Iransfer of throughout southern Alberta. patients arc in many cases in- Trie committee would deter- adequate. mine the deficiencies and He suggested, as a possible needs of emergency vehicle; long range goal of the study, "If we allow our Indian stu- some Parenl-leachcr dents concessions, we. get into hot water from our other stu- dents, especially lower class Jii.s reserve a better place lo live on and so he will feel a desire lo .stay on U. Almost all Blood Indians v, ho go away cvenlL-ally come back lo make a home." ''Of course tJiis doesn't apply lo Indian who mam- a while husband, but even some of them bring their husbands back and Lrv to make a go of it." "We want (o see a high school on tlic Blood Reserve some day so white kids can nljio conic onto (he reserve and learn." Mrs. Mynyfmgcrs said inte- grated Indian education, where- by most Inrlifm children are educated in while schools off the reserve, is not helping (hem at- tain that Cood Life. ''When they leave', they often come frck fcclinR very high and miflh'y, superior to their oldm. Tiit1 kids also learn a lot of tricks like glue-sniff ing and al] Ihings we didn't know about wlicn we were kids on the reserve." .Airs. Mam-fingers has been a kindcrp: rlcn teacher for two yrnrs, nflcr raising a number of children. Two of her daugh- ters arc currently attending uni- vcrsity. She herself attained a at least partial school-coinmun- 1 Grade 9 standing at St. Mary's ity relations. I Residential School. i hard on our Indian students, we I get feedback lo the effect lhal i we arc 'hard' on them and Uiey arc 'unable lo compete.' problem is aggravated the fact, lhat we have so Professor Wayn' Holm of the Univ -sity of New Mexico sug- gested thai Ihe school period- hcre.: jcally pive their students a day off and bus the parents in lo school instead. This would allow and foster the development of CHARLIE BAUER Bauer had his American Heritage Rose judged the queen o[ thc show ajid he won the Mrs. McAfee Cup [or the best rose in the srmv. For the best while rose, he received thc White Rose Trophy and for the best floribunda display he look Lhe H, M Eddie and Sons Trophy. For total competition points, he won (he Copper RICHARD BURKE Slaff Writer A resolution concerning upgrading of the north side of South Pai'kside Drive was referred to Ihe city manager by city council Monday night to determine the responsibilities of maintenance of the area. A motion by Deputy Mayor Rex Little to allocate from contingencies for the removal of a hedge bordering Henderson Lake Golf course on South Parkside Drive was simply tabled. A letter from concerned residents along the drive was opinions were heard from delegations from thc drive. Cal Brandley, representing 28 home owners on the drive, lold council he wished lo sec thc hedge remaining with proper trimming and mainlcnance. He said also lhal he thought the hedges would be difficult to remove and e v e n if [hey wert cut down, they could come back up. Another resident on the drive, John Williams, suggcs--ted a 300- foot experimental area be set aside with Uic hedge removed to see what effect hedge removal have on the esthetics and safety of the area. He referred to the tact that most residents the drive cannot see Henderson Lake from their homes and lhat the lake offers more visual consider alternatives to improve the present facilities and develop a system lo equalize costs for the service. Mr. Nulling suggested future ambular.ce service including aircraft pick-up and Iransfer of patients might be considered, among other schemes pc for river Somewhat reluctantly, city council Monday decided to put some power poles in thc river valley. Aldermen gave approval lo the route for a new Calgary Power Ltd. high-voltage valley the culer pcrimitor. Once cast of Uie river, the line will be lie-low Uie skyline and will fairly well hidden by trees. Alderman Jim Anderson sr.id h.i i. while he route seemed Ihe ixst solution lo Ihe partim- City council City council Monday voted lo stick to tlic rules and nol ac- cept a hid by Mrs. Julia Fischer on a residence thc city is selling lo recover the taxes. The as u camo out all1? madc' ralncr thc fair' coun.-ii, lhat the cily had, ness of the entire system called for lenders.on the prop-1 nc noted that the "system" erty and these had closed in was set up to function for those May. people who read Ihe legal no- Mrs. Fischer had enquired ticcs in thc newspaper, not about the pruperly after ten- j the average citizen. sure than Ihe hedge and weeds which are now visible. "Duffers oil (he golf course should be exposed to the road to be aware of the hazard of hitting balls onto it, he paid. Mr. Lillle said he made the motion, before thc Aug. conn- to this cil meeting, with ajl (he rcsi- the whole question nf in mind, icthcr the bid the general public would derive more pleasure from the drive pcclcJ [o be given al Ihe Scpt 7 meeting. Council Monday went ;i draft of tbe new by- law jintl lock oif some of thc rough edpos, although suggest- ed changes wore of a .minor nrlr.re. Tlic bylaw sets out rules for conduct i n p council's business, tir.cl some nf the sections, more stringent than ihe old bylaw, mcl uilli rcaclion.s. C. Chichcslor san! ihe rules limiting dclinlii m.'iy oi.'ike raim-il members mure nwnrp ol' Ihe need lo into the city from the wcsl (o, lar problemT be was afraid that1 come fully prepared lo spr.-ik Ihc city power pJnjit throrgh decisions might im u jMrliaikir lopir QIC valley, but also asked that rc.sull in ;i liodgc-podRc of ntili-' tics in thc valley. The idea of a utility corridor to handle all utilities was add- Icd Council is changing its procedural rules First reading for a new city; give tbe new procedures a >ear.a vulc outlawing questions Ihat ccunril procedure hylaw is ex--or so of trial and make adjust-! arc "ironical, rhetorical, offcu- ments as various sections proved functional, or unwork- able. Deputy Mayor Litlle ap- plauded a rule banning private conversations among aldermen while one of I hem is speaking. Aid. Cnichesler suggested it might be the hardest one to en- force. There was some doubt alder- men would be able lo live with sivc, or contain cpilliel, innuen- do, satire or ridicule, be trivial, ragtifi or meaningless or con- tain questions and answers." Mayor Andy Anderson noted some provision might be made lo control some of thc "color- ful" language heard in closed sessions of council, to which Aldennan Ilernbroff replied, "Heavenly days. Your Wor- ship." the exception sayjng iha Mrs- Fischer had been proper- j if (he hedge was removed. lie said he believed Ihe Hen- derson Lake Golf Club is re- i the administration concept of a "utility corridor." The route has been under discussion for some months A COIJCCTTI has been to cut down J !hc amount of visual pollution I as much as possible. Coi.'Jidl at j Ode innc considered pulling Iho lino underground, but gave; up the idea when it was point- ed out the city, not Power, would have lo pay thc' extra cost, which was several i million dollars. As approved, the route fol- Dopuiy Mayor Ilex Little Ihe bylaw may turn out to be like (lie shop closing bylaw ''unenforceable." Uie resolution. Such a Al derm a n Vfiuglian Tlpm- Id he designed to, wllo Alf, Jim f'-c ul ihlics andiAmJmmj ,ho ...s much as pos- on (hc (ll.aR uas bn.vfd, said il might wcll to -fmdl? ccrdicl filed Miles iufsucKl jurv dors effect, from re-cjiiasling the cily land .'.ales committee Lo consider bid. ..an Ilcmhroff no harm come I counlerod lhal perhaps it was an overabundance of fairness that had caused Mrs. Fischer lo even apply lo thc land sales The bid was made, but not committee. If the administra- considcred because it was late I lion had not uiRgcstcd this and not accompanied hy a deposit. The sales commillee recommended lhat the prop- erty lie sold Ui another bidder. Alderman Jim Anderson took course nf action but had sim- ply sl'ick lo thc rules UK sit- uation would not have arisen, Itc said. No decision was made on the city's moral obligations in thc matter. truposal concerns the palh the' ine uill take west of Ihe river. A six-man jury Monday Svenne's driving and attached It uill no longer cri across found thai Frank R. Miles. no blame lo him for Mr. Miles' 4 climbers die CliAMONIX', France (Ilciilcr) The Ixxlics of four cliinlxTs, believed lo lie Czechoslovaks, found Monday on the west I city land, but will follow along i of I2lb St. A S. died June 21 of .severe bead injuries si's- lained in an automobile acci- dent. CHINA r.IVF.S AID HONG KONG (Rculer) The The rcddent nmirrrd June ____ Red Cross Society of China has1 nt lllp inlcrscdion of dlh face of Ihe Peliles Jorasses donalcd million in rash (o-1 and Illh SI. S. a car peak near here. Hcsniers said i ward relief of victims of last' rli-iwn hy Daniel Svrrure. 17.10 Ihe L-1'mlicrs probably had i Tuesday's lypboon in nl1' s- slruck l.he Miles fallen nllcrn slipping on ice-cov- Kong, Ihe New China News crcd rocks during the weekend, agency reported Tuesday. death. Mr. Miles' car mil of conlrol following the collision, Ihrowing him out of the ve- hicle dragging his hear) on the pavement for IM feel. He was taken lo .SI. Mi- chael's (leiit'ral Hospital and :ar. Ihcn Iransferrrd later vvilhoul The jury found no fault will] I regaining consciousness. An Open Letter To The Premier Dear Mr. Strom, Well, sir, I've got some reo) bad news for you today. You know, Mr. Premier, when you stnrled oul on Ihis election campaign you sciid you wouldn't be making any promises. But by golly, you sure ate those words in a hurry didn't you How much ore I hey worth now? Last time I heard il was But I must say that one t-boul the home purchase grant is really ci drily. It ninkes the month promise of old Bill Abcrhart back in the good old days of Social Credit look like pretty small potatoes. A (ot of people fell for that one, remember? I thought your party had buried thnt kind of line, but here you've dragged that corpse out of the gravo again. The way ihe people are rcncling lo it in my riding suggests to me that you had belter bury it in u hurry, for it sure has smelled up your campaign. But wail a minute, Mr. Premier, thore may be another way out. You say Ihe home purchase grant may be made retroactive to August 3. Maybe if you made it retroactive way back lo 1936 when Aberhart dreamed up the scheme you'd pay off a lot of political debts. Yours sincerely DICK GRAY Progressive! Conservative Candidate Lefhbridge Wost Inserted hy iho Progrosiivo Conscrvnlivo Pnity of Lolhhridgo Woit ;