Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Embittered only by the cover-up Kent victim relives May 4 Herald' Youth By MURRAY OLDERMAN Ohio Dean Kahler will always have to live with the memory of the early after- noon of May 4. At noon on that epic day in 1970. just after the inva- sion of when the Kent State University cam- pus erupted in turmoil and the National Guard was called in. Dean wandered up to the vicinity of Park- ing Lot R-5B. It was his last walk. Dean Kahler will be in a wheel chair the rest of his hie Hundreds ot nulling students taunted uniform- ed who backed warily up a knoll next to Tax lor the architec- ture building. Dean wanted to see what was going on He was on his way to a 1 o'clock class. Dean was then a 20-year- old Ireshman He had been on campus exactly five weeks But he was passionately committed to the antiwar movement. A year he had registered for the draft as a conscientious objector. He got caught up in the emotional fervor of the unruly crowd of students He remembers throwing a couple of rocks himself in the direction of the guardsmen wish I he says in reflec- tive embarrassment but he was so far away that all he hit was a couple of students. Dean was on the fringe of the crowd when he heard the first burst of rifle fire. He immediately hit the ground. It was a natural he recalls. grew up around guns and did a lot of Then he felt this strange clap in the upper left side of his back and a numbness spread through him. Personal remembrance Dean Kahler's personal memento of is the slug from an M-1 rifle still in his body. was like instant he says. That was also the last time he felt or would ever again feel sensation in the lower part of his body. To the kids who hovered over him. he said. can't feel anything. I probably have damage to my spinal Dean had been deep into a zoology class studying anatomy The bullet from the M-1 rifle is still in his a slug ot steel that's his per- sonal plaque of remembrance for as it is known simply on his rolling univer- sity campus with its stark modern concrete buildings. He is still a student at Kent where they're trying almost self-consciously to forget that four unarmed young students were struck down fatally by rifle fire and this is less well known that nine others were also hit by bullets. the most seriously is the only one lelt on campus at a time when the Department of Justice has just decided. after three to reopen the investigation of the shootings. He is a junior in the School of Education and has done a remarkable job of or reconciling himself to a life as a paraplegic. He was once an athletic 6-3 and 180 pounds and wanted even- tually to play on the foot- ball team. He wanted most ol all an education at Kent State After graduation from high school in East Canton. just south of here. Dean had tired furnaces as a third helper and gunner at Republic Steel. Working double he had saved in nine months to finance his schooling. The money is almost all gone. He is away from being broke down to he grins through the thick red beard he has grown the last two years. He is bright and alert and optimistic. At first he wasn't worried about walking again. He was worried about staying alive The doctors gave him only a 40 per cent chance. The bullet fractured the 10th and llth thoracic vertebrae and caused the removal of a lobe of his left lung. He had to take speech therapy because his diaphragm was also affected. He spent tive-and-a-half months in a rehabilitation center in Cleveland before returning to school in January 1971. His own insurance took care of the hospital bills. The Kent Legal Defense Fund paid for a wheel chair He collects disabili- ty and the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilita- tion pays for his schooling. He drives a special 1967 lives on cam- pus in Tn-Towers and gets along very well by himself. happy I'm The Utltbridge Herald think PART IV PICTURE QUIZ 5 POINTS a founding father of modern Israel and its first Prime died at the age of 87. HOW DO YOU 71 to 80 points Good. 91 lo 100 pointt TOP 61 to 70 Ftir. 81 to 90 6C FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION What do you think- of the energy-saving measures announced by Energy Minister Donald YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. 1 Canada's largest foreign oil recently announced new oil export price in- creases. a-Iraq b-Venezuela c-Nigeria 2 At their summit meeting in Arab leaders voted to lift the oil embargo against the Netherlands. True or 3 An million sale of ONEi to Japan by Denlson Mines of Toronto prompted the Ontario New Deomcratic Party to call for public ownership of this resource to ensure an adequate future supply for Canada. 4 Opposition critics in the House of Commons recently renewed their demands for a com- plete review of the UIC. What do the letters U-I-C stand 5 Prime Minister Trudeau's office announced January 14th as the date will be in- stalled as Canada's new Governor-General. PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 points for each word that you can match with its correct meaning. 1.....retaliate a-clear remove 2.....evacuate 3.....vacillate 4.....negotiate 5.. ...implicate b-strike back c-suggest someone had a part In something d-be Indecisive e-bargaln for a settle- ment PART III NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 points for names that you can correctly match with the clues. 1.....W. L. Hlggltt 2.....Yaslr Arafat 3.....Phaedon Gizikis 4.....Gerard Pelletler 5.....Leon Jaworskl 1210-73 a-Palestinlan guerrilla leader b-Watergate special prosecutor c-federal Communica- tions Minister d-retiiing RCMP Com- missioner e-new Greek President Inc. he says earnestly. bitter only at the inef- ficiency of government in covering the whole thing up. sort of indifferent to those who did the shooting. In a I feel sorry for They have to live with it. and their nightmares. Mainly. I want people to know what happened because of the distortion of the news. They even ask me. 'What about the guardsmen who got They also think only the four dead students were After the shooting on that tateful Monday. Dean was unconscious until Thur- sday. When he woke the first man he saw was an FBI agent in the corner of his hospital waiting to question him. He throws his hands up reliving the memory. A few hundred yards from where Dean sits in his wheel chair in the Univer- sity a black squirrel is foraging under an oak on the knoll where harassed National Guardsmen once opened fire on students. Just below it on an island in the parking lot under a braced young a simple metal tablet lies on the surrounded by the crabgrass and weeds. The inscription Living Memory of Alison Jeffrey Sandra William May Dean who didn't know any of them per- drives past it almost every day. With lit- tle although he fell too. just a spot in he says don't get hung up on things like UNICEF takes large donations The Lethbridge UNICEF committee has collected near- ly from Lethbridge and district donations during their UNICEF Hallowe'en cam- paign. Nearly was collected Irom Lethbridge schools. Assumption donated St. Basil's. St. St. St. Agnes Davidson. Allan 78. Fleetwood General Gilbert Senator West- minster. Winston and Beta Omega Phi Sorority donated Gingerbread House Christopher Robin Kindergarten. St. Andrews Young Kate and Buddhist Sunday School. the Winston Churchill girls will be donating 60 per cent of all proceeds of their fashion show later this month. STUDENTS Save This Pract'ce Valnahlo Oaforonr-o Material fnr Pvamc ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAGE OFY booklet 'confusing9 REGINA The Saskatchewan Home Economic Association has blasted a booklet on nutri- tion published last summer with a opportunities lor youth grant. The association recently sent a letter to OFY of- ficials complaining about the which the association says just adds to confusion about nutrition. In an provin- cial nutritionist Alice Jenner said the booklet shows a glaring lack ol knowledge of the subjects discussed and poor research reflected in inability to interpret infor- poor organization of careless editing and Merry Barbara 211-10 St. is aware of some of the hard work involved in preparation for Christmas as she lugs that heavy old tree home soon to be glittering with decorations for the festive season. 'Kids News9featured on Utah TV station Utah Five. one you're on the whispers floor director Bruce Jor- gensen. Anchorwoman Lynn Lam- bert looks up as a music in- troduction fades. She leans over a microphone and begins reading the evening news to her television audience. Lynn is 12. a sixth-grader at Edgemont Elementary School. So are the floor tech- programmers and as- sistant announcers and cam- eramen. It's a regular weekly feature of Brigham Young University's TV station KBYU. Lynn led off her broadcast with an item on _rising meat prices in local supermarkets. Reporter Cathryn West spiced up the story with an interview with the owner of Petersen's Family Market. Another news item dealt with children's reaction to Watergate. that a mess made in a hotel back said a youngster during a kid-ori-the- playground interview. hate Watergate because it takes over the morning car- snapped another. Robert M. Wilson is the pro- duction supervisor for Kids' News and executive producer Deliquency needs new f approach ot KBYU giving sixth-grade kids a chance to assemble and produce we feel we are providing them a great op- portunity to learn the whole held of broadcast journal- said Wilson. bring them right here into the stu- dio so they can learn by something they could never achieve in the classroom or through a simple Lynn and her associates fin- ished their which includes items on a lost fly tying and a bicycle race. Cathy Lambert instructs the youngsters was afraid the kids wouldn't remember what they were supposed to say but I didn't have to did a great she said after the telecast. The idea originated at a Friends of Public Television convention earlier this year. Claudia KBYU's pro- motion attended the convention and learned of live-minute spots of kids' news aired during the morn- ing hours by WBGU in Bowl- ing Green. Ohio. She sug- gested the expanded version the children of Utah Coun- ty. Wilson writes to superinten- dents of the school districts asking for appropriate classes to co-operate in producing the show. After the the children were asked what they had learned and what they might do differently next time. was a lot of and very said Chris Oldroyd. didn't know you could learn so have fun and be on television all at the same I'd like to have a softer said Val who was stationed in the control booth. Mrs. relation to the her class spent 40 hours per stu- dent getting ready for the show. KBYU's production crew visited the school nine teaching the children to take still read broad- cast write read scripts and pro- duce a half-hour news show. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner OTTAWA Co- operation among federal departments is needed to deal effectively with juvenile about 75 delegates to a conference on youth and crime said recently. A permanent secretariat within the solicitor general's department is needed to foster this they said. The secretariat would be composed of persons from departments related to jus- health and education and unemployment. Among its objectives would be to eliminate duplication and gaps in services directed at preventing and correcting juvenile delinquency and to serve as a for ideas and information on such programs. Opportunities for the Local Initiatives Program and federal travel and exchange projects were cited as ex- amples of programs that offer a preventive approach. encourage the govern- ment to further improve and increase these opportunities for learning and services as it is felt that such programs are essential to prevent delin- delegates said in a By CAROLYN STERENBERG Winston Churchill Many Grade 12 students have reached that time in their school life that everyone since Grade 1 regarded from the op- timistic point of The Great Goal of School and from the pessimistic Grindstone Week. Maybe the latter is the realistic but the work involved is all the same. It's the time when all seniors should be studying and really trying to get good grades at the end of this first semester of the final school term. The Grad 74 Mardi Gras was a great success. The variety show as the highlight of the evening with great stars appearing as the fantastic comedy team of Derek and Barry. The WCHS Barbershop Quartet Plus Four per- formed beautifully as well as the Suprests and the zippy stylings of Bil- ly and a trio of teachers. Things just wouldn't have been the same without the wonderful har- monizing of the Teachers' Pot complete with Santa Clews. Winston Churchill hosted a table tennis tournament last open to all in the Lethbridge area. There were nearly SO registrants for the one-day affair. Winners were from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and Lethbridge Community College. The tournament was the first of its kind in Lethbridge. In the midst of gift- buying and I hope everyone will take a mo- ment to consider the words of the angel on the first peace and goodwill towards A joyous Christmas to all and good luck in the New Year. nKuRDS Make the perfect gin Choose from a large selection from Classical to Pops. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. 71S 4th 8.