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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Births, Deaths, In Memoriams Cards Of Thanks Friday, 27, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 29 Folklore only survivor of French ingredient DEATHS NELSON Passed away suddenly in Calgary, December 24, 1974, Mr. Thomas Edward Nelson age 64 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Hazel (Valentine) Lethbridge. Services at SPEERS FUNERL CHAPEL, Regina Saturday, December 28. Interment will follow in Regina. 8141 SIEMENS Passed away in the city on Tuesday, December 24, 1974, following a lengthy illness, Mr. John Jacob Siemens, at the age of 74 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Siemens of Coaldale. Born and raised in Russia, the late Mr. Siemens came to Canada in 1926, settl- ing in the Munson district, where he farmed until 1951 when he moved to Coaldale, where he resided until his passing. Besides his loving wife Mary, he is also survived by six sons, Mr. John Siemens of Drumheller, Mr. Jake Siemens of Red Deer, Mr. Abe Siemens of Calgary, Mr. Ernest Siemens of Lethbridge, Mr. Ben Siemens of Winnipeg, Man., Mr. Albert Siemens of North Vancouver, B.C.; twenty-two grand- children; eight great-great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Margaret in 1930. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 1974, in Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church, with Rev. Rudy Heidebrecht officiating. Interment will follow in Coaldale Cemetery. Those who wish may pay their respects at the church from 1 p.m. until prior to the time of service. MARTIN BROS. LTD., Directors of the Funeral Service. Phone 328- 2361. C5382 LEIGH Passed away-in Victoria, B.C. on Wednesday, December Mr. Lewis Leigh at th'e age of 92 years of Victoria, beloved hus- band of the late Mrs. Sarah Leigh. Born and raised in Macclesfield Cheshire, England, the late Mr. Leigh came to Canada in 1906 to Lethbridge. In 1948, he moved to Victoria, where he had resided until his passing. He served with the 39th Battery from 1915 to 1919 during the First World War; was a member of the AF and AM Lakeshore Lodge, Mtl.; was a charter member of Unit 34 Army and Navy Veterans Club; was president of that club for fourteen years from 1927 to 1940 and was made a life member in 1928. He is sur- vived by four sons, Mr. Lewis Leigh of Grimsby, Ontario, Mr. Bert Leigh of Drumheller, Mr. Dick Leigh of Sidney, B.C., Mr. Eric Leigh of Thorsby; one daughter, Mrs. C. G. (Ida) Smith of Lethbridge; five grandchildren; two great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Sarah in 1948. The funeral service will be held at p.m. on Monday, December 30, 1974, in Martin Bros. TRADITIONAL CHAPEL, 812 3rd Ave. S., with Rev. J. C. Daisley officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot, Mountain View Cemetery. MARTIN BROS. LTD., Direc- tors of Funeral Service. Phone 328-2361. C5383 DEATHS GREEN Passed away in the city on Friday, December Mr. Kasper Green at the age of 87 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Agnes Green of No. 9th Ave. A. S. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. MARTIN BROS. LTD., Direc- tors of Funeral Service. C5384 LEE Passed away in the city on Tuesday, December 24, 1974, following a brief ill- ness, Mrs. Soon Yet Duck Lee, at the age of 76 years, of 405 12th St. B. N., beloved wife of the late Mr. Duck Lee. Born in China, the late Mrs. Lee had resided in Lethbridge most of her life having come here with her husband in 1919. She is survived by three sons, Mr. Jim Lee, Mr. Harvey Lee, Mr. Jack Lee all of Lethbridge; three daughters, Mrs. T. (Jean) Mah of Calgary, Mrs. S. (Margaret) Mah of Red Deer, Mrs. P. (Betty) Sanders of Toronto, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband in 1971. The Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Satur- day, December in the Chinese National League Hall, with Rev. Ken Jordan of- ficiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may pay their respects at Martir Bros. TRADITIONAL CHAPEL, 812 3rd Ave. South. MARTIN BROS. LTD., Directors of the Funeral Service. Phone 328- 2361. C5381 IN MEMORIAMS MALMBERG In loving memory of our dear husband, father and grandfather, Ted, who passed away December 26, 1973. A heart of gold stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove he only takes the best, The leaves and flowers may wither, the golden sun may set, But the hearts that loved him dearly are the ones who won't forget Ever missed and remembered by his loving wife Fern, Edward, Jessey, Raymond and Barbara, Claud, Pat and grandchildren. 8135 CHUEN In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Bow Sim Chuen, who passed away December 25, 1973. Just a prayer from we who loved you, Just a memory fond and true, In our hearts you will live forever Because we thought the world of you. Loving and thoughtful in all her ways, Sincere and kind to the end of her days, What a cherished memory she left behind. The tears in our eyes we can wipe away, But the ache in our hearts will forever stay. remembered and sadly missed by her daughter Hazel, John and grandchildren Jim, David, Shari and Christopher Fong. 8085-27 MEMORIAMS CHUEN In loving memory of a dear mother, Bow Sim, who passed away December 25, 1973. We hold back the tears when we speak your name But the ache in our hearts remains the same. No one knows the sorrow we share When our family meets, and you're not there. We lost a loved one with a heart of gold Worth more to us than wealth untold Beautiful thoughts of you so dear Treasured forever with love sincere Deep in our hearts your memory is kept We love you too deeply to ever forget. remembered and sadly missed by her sons George, Harry, Norman, and daughters Helen and Mary. 8081-27 CHUEN In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Bow Sim Chuen, who passed away December and also a dear father and grandfather, Sun Chuen, who predeceased her May 23, 1972. To your place of rest we travel And tend your resting place with care No one knows the sadness As we turn and leave you there. We have learned with patient effort To hide the tears that start But we cannot help remembering how painful it was to part. Some things in life you can- not buy Gifts that are rare and true Such as the gift of loved ones Like the ones we had in you If we were asked our dearest wish Then without hesitation we would say To have you both here with us And everything would'be the same old way. remembered and very deeply missed by their daughter Violet, son- in-law Lome Fong and family. 8082-27 THE FAMILY CIRCUS 4 "There'l be nothing else bought around here until CHUEN In loving memory of our dear grand- mother, Bow Sim Chuen, who passed away December 25, 1973, and also our dear grand- father, Sun Chuen who predeceased her May Wonderful grandparents who were patient, true and kind. More devoted persons im- possible to find. No one knows our longings- as we write these simple lines, Our grandparents love, wisdom, guidance, we'll cherish for all time. You shared our hopes, our joys, our fears. God bless you Grandma and Grandpa for those precious years. remembered by your grandchildren, Larry, Gary, .Donald. Daryl, Randy, Rodney, and Valerie Fong. 8083-27 CARD OF THANKS OVANS A special thank you to all my relatives and friends who have been so thoughtful while I was in the hospital. Thanks also to my doctors and nurses. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. Martha Ovans 8128 DUCK LAKE, Sask. (CP) A healthy local economy has not prevented this community of 600 from becoming another crumbling outpost of the French langauge in Sas- katchewan. Two-thirds of the 225 names in the telephone directory are French, but the almost-uni- versal language for business and social dealings now is English. The majority of residents still are bilingual, town off: cials report, but their small children are growing up with- out French. "None of my grandchildren speaks says Mayor Alex Baribeau. "All of my children do." The older generation, he says, has not made enough ef- fort to ensure that the lan- guage is passed on to new generations. "It's guys like ourselves who are mainly to blame be- cause we don't tie any impor- tance to it." Town Administrator L.C. Perret agrees: "My mom'and dad always speak French to my little daughter and that's the rea- son she understands it, I think. I never speak French to her." FRENCH DISCOURAGED The fact that all forms of communication, from tele- vision to business correspond- ence, are in English tends to discourage use of French, the officials say. Provincial laws require council minutes to be kept in English and council proceed- ings are conducted in that language. Mr. Baribeau, an automo- bile dealer, says that "every bit of correspondence that comes through my office, be it in the Chrysler line or the in- surance line or the gasoline line, it's all English." That situation influences Mr. Perret when he considers the question of whether he would like his children to go to a school that provided half of its courses in French. "I'd like to see my daugh- ter learn French to speak it and write it but to take all these other subjects in she comes out of there and she wants to go to university or something what's she going to do? "Or if she wants to take a- job, what's she going to do? A person has to think of this." If she wanted to work in French, "the only place she could go to work is Quebec." Mr. Baribeau is also con- IN MEMORIAM CLAMPITT In loving memory of a dear son and brother. Lyle Craig Clampitt, who passed away December 23, 1973. Christmas cornes with sadness, For loss of you, Lyle, was very shocking. Good memories of you, are treasures no one can steal. But the heartache of your death no one can ever heal. We miss you and think of you each day of the year, But visiting you at your graveside takes more than a tear Ever loved and remembered, by Mom and Dad, brothers and sister. 8055 CARD OF THANKS TO RED CROSS WORKERS A sincere Thank You to all the ladies who have given so freely of their time and efforts through the year in sewing, knitting, and quilting for the Red Cross Overseas Relief. These ar- ticles are most certainly need- ed and appreciated in our less fortunate countries. We look forward to having your help in the coming year. Hargreaves, Women's Work Convenor. 8127 CHRISTMAS CARDS PITTMAN Season's Greetings to all our friends and customers. George and Paula Pittman, Warner. Best wishes for the New Year, 7671-28 KOLLEGE COIN LAUNDRY Season's Greetings from Kollege'Koin Laundry. 1974 has been a year of growth in our expanded premises. We thank our many friends and customers and wish you a happy and prosperous 1975. 8129 cerned about the effect French instruction might have on education; "If you were to conduct classes to try and teach an equal amount in French and English, I think it would slow down the pace considerably." They say the decline of French has also been in- fluenced by the fact that half the town's population is of Metis origin and some people have made fun of their ac- cented French, making Metis persons self-conscious about using it. The officials say there are a Interpreting the news Opponents fear Caramanlis will get dictator's power By ROD CURRIE The Canadian Press The Greek government has proposed a draft constitution which seems certain to make Premier Constantine Caramanlis the next president and give him sweeping powers that have already been condemned by opponents as near-dictatorial. Although the draft con- stitution, approved by the cabinet, still must be debated by a special parliamentary committee, it seems certain that Caramanlis's lop-sided majority in the house will en- sure its final approval without substantive change. In effect, the constitution would make future presidents the arbiters of Greek political life. The president would have broad powers not unlike those enjoyed by Greek kings in the past to appoint and dismiss the premier and dis- solve parliament. The presi- dent would be the supreme commander of the armed forces and have powers to declare war and conclude agreements with other nations, including peace treaties and alliances. The president could veto parliament approved legisla- tion and parliament could only override the veto by an incredible three-fifths majori- ty of the total house seats. Although government sup- porters insist that the con- stitution would give Greece a measure of stability it has not known for years, critics say it opens the door to some future totalitarian system, leaving parliament impotent. Even some observers sym- pathetic to the elderly premier express fears that while Caramanlis's patriotism is above question, the vast powers of the presidential office may in future fall into the hands of one who might use them despotically. The constitution would replace that of 1952, suspend- ed after the army seized power in April, 1967, and rein- stated earlier this year when the military dictatorship collapsed. It is no secret that Caramanlis, 67, wants the presidency for himself, replacing the current .interim figure-head president, and the fact his New Democratic par- ty commands 219 of the 300 house seats makes this a foregone conclusion. The president would be elected in .a house vote, not a country- wide election. Opposition parties were quick to condemn the propos- ed constitution with centre parties joining left wingers in branding it "a contempt for the democratic feelings of the Greek people." Only a few weeks ago the Greeks voted in a referendum to abolish the monarchy, leav- ing young King Constantine in Britain where he took refuge following the military coup. But unlike the late King Paul, who boasted he could appoint his gardener premier if he wished, the new presi- dent would be restricted to selecting a premier from the ranks of the main party. In theory, the president may not dismiss a premier or dissolve parliament without first con- sulting a "council of the but even then the council's opinion would not be binding on the president. All in all, it is'a remarkable thrust for near-absolute power by a man whose party received only 54 per cent of the vote in the recent "elec- tions. Although the opposition par- ties and the recently-freed Greek press are outspokenly critical of Caramanlis's manoeuvre, it seems to many observers that he is unlikely to back down unless there is some sudden upsurge of critical public opinion. few persons in the town try- ing to keep French alive, through such activities as bili- ngual bingos, but they are not getting wide support. Yet, says Mr. Baribeau, the future of the language in Sas- katchewan depends to a large extent on such Francophone groups, "how much effort they put behind this and how much they can convince gov- ernments." "It's a costly thing to teach biculturalism. If governments come across with more money to teach French, it may not die away." The problem facing the French language in Duck Lake is general across the province, says Andre Lalonde of the University of Regina cultural centre. He recently told a con- vention of French cultural groups that the survival of French culture in the prov- ince is in jeopardy as never before. "Culture to me is a way of life. If you take away the lan- guage, which is your day-to- day means of communication then what are you left with9 Just the shell, the folklore." For Duck Lake, says Mr. Perret, it may already be too late to prevent the dis- appearance of French: "This is possibly something that may happen, maybe, maybe not, the next gener- ation or the generation after. "And at the time the people of our generation will be gone and it probably won't make any difference then. "It might just fade out." Chamber recommends higher oil prices Long sentence demanded for Soviet Jew doctor MOSCOW (Reuter) The prosecutor in the case against Dr. Mikhail Shtern, being tried in the Ukrainian town of Vinnitsa, demanded today that the Jewish physician be sentenced to nine years in a strict regime labor camp, Jewish sources said. Dr. Shtern, 56, is charged with bribery and swindling. In a telephone call from Vinnitsa, Alexander Goldfarb told reporters that the prosecutor had told the court, which has been sitting since Dec. 11, that the case against Dr. Shtern was nothing out of the ordinary. However, it had aroused the interest of those who wished to raise slander and "unhealthy agitation" against the Soviet Union, he was quoted as saying. Jewish activists have main- tained that the case against Dr. Shtern, who has been in prison since May awaiting trial, was connected with the application of his two sons to emigrate to Israel. Goldfarb, who together with two Moscow activists travell- ed to Vinnitsa to observe the Ethiopian stranglings increase ADDIS ABABA (AP) Eighteen students were found strangled with piano wire Thursday night in Asmara, bringing to 45 the total of such deaths in the last four days in that northernmost Ethiopian city, reliable reports said. The reports said Asmara, capital of Eritrea province where a liberation movement has been fighting authorities for years, was in the grip of a terror wave following the series of killings, mostly of itudents. On the previous night 20 students had been similarly trangled and two nights earlier seven had died. In all cases the bodies were found in alleys and doorways around the city. The dead were believed connected with the Eritrean Liberation Front. The reports said those opposed to Eritrean liberation had probably carried out the killings in an effort to eliminate potential eaders and prevent outbreak of guerrilla warfare. trial, said the prosecutor in his speech essentially repeated the points contained in the initial charge. These included allegations that Dr. Shtern accepted bribes to pronounce one young man too ill to serve in the ar- my, and that he demanded inflated prices for medicines unavailable in the government-owned drug stores. Until his arrest, Dr. Shtern, a former member of the Com- munist party, was the head of the clinical section of the Vin- nitsa Endocrinological. Hospital. Hamilton man committed to trial in Calgary CALGARY (CP) Edward Francis Kuchciak, 21, of Hamilton, has been com- mitted to stand trial in Alberta Supreme Court on a murder charge in connection with the death of a three year old girl. He was remanded in custody to the next arrangements of the higher court in January at the conclu- sion of the preliminary hear- ing in provincial court on Christmas Eve. Kuchciak was arrested after the body of Lorissa Nicole Seyeright was found in a garbage can near her home Oct. 10. Beaten boy re-united with parents NAPLES, Fla. (AP) A badly beaten 10-year-old boy was reunited with his parents today, a week after he appar- ently was abducted near his suburban Miami home, police said. Christopher Carrier of Coral Gables was found in a swamp by a hunter Thursday night, officials said. His parents joined him at a hospital, where a spokesman said Chris had a number of in- juries, including a head wound. The Alberta Chamber of Commerce says Canadian oil prices must be increased to world prifp levels. The Chamber said in a prepared statement this week the move would make oil sands development feasible, and "realistic pricing policies" would reduce waste of oil and natural gas resources. An immediate increase, and a gradual move to world levels, will also stimulate exploration and development, it said. The chamber also recommended federal and provincial governments agree on a long term revenue sharing policy. The chamber praised Alber- ta's recent measures to assist the petroleum industry, but said it is still concerned about the over all effect of govern- ment policies The industry suffers from lack of confidence and uncer- tainty about the future, it said, and must be guaranteed an adequate cash flow. Police report quiet holiday City police report a quiet Christmas holiday with no serious incidents on Christ- mas Day or Boxing Day. But police patrols were kept busy during the holiday with several minor accidents and a number of cars abandoned on streets, all attributed to snow and ice conditions. Christmas Eve, Chinook winds blew snow left from last week's storm onto several city streets. On Christmas Day most of Scenic Drive was closed because of snow drifts. A number of side streets in the city were blocked as well. On Christmas Eve, city police were called to about 19 minor accidents around the city. Twelve miner accidents were reported Christmas Day and five were reported Boxing Day. There were 14 reports of abandoned cars during the two day holiday. RCMP also report a quiet holiday, though they received more than 100 telephone calls concerning road conditions. Lethbridge RCMP say all roads are open but conditions are icy and drivers should use caution. Some gain, lose freedom NEW YORK (AP) Freedom House said Thurs- day in its annual survey that 192 million persons around the world gained additional per- sonal freedom this year and 85 million persons lost freedom. The society, which seeks to strengthen free societies, said that those who lost freedom live in Argentina, Cyprus, Malaysia, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Guyana and Peru. The countries Freedom House said offered more freedom were Egypt, Ghana, Detroit homocides total 791 DETROIT (AP) The slay- ing of a Detroii man Thursday night pushed 'he city's 1974 nomicide toiai to 791, com- pared with 735 for the same period last year. Police said the body of Theodore Booker, 35, was found on the kitchen floor of his house. He had been shot once in the chest. Booker's girl-friend, Lula Bell, 22, was found wounded and was reported in serious condition in hospital today. Police quoted Miss Bell as saying the shootings occurred when a man came to the house to rob it. They said narcotics are believed to have been sold from the house. No arrests were made. Liberia, Portugal, South Viet- nam, Spain and Thailand. Freedom House rates the world's countries on an ascending-scale from the most represensive those which have "governments establish- ed to achieve the personal goals of the leaders without regard to the will of the ma- jority. This year's survey will appear in the organization's Freedom at Issue publication Jan. 4. The organization said 925 million persons nearly a quarter of the world's popula- tion "suffers the most severe restrictions of political and civil liberty, and 424 million persons live in the 17 freest nations." 10 killed in B.C. By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 10 persons were killed in accidents in British Columbia during the Christ- mas holiday period starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The body of Zyril Cliff, 60, of Maple Ridge, was found Thursday by a fire crew after a trailer fire. A Victoria man. Ralph Ivan Burgess, 20, died in hospital after a two-car accident today in Esquimau An unidentified Coquitlam woman was killed when hit by a train Thursday while she was walking along the CP Rail track in Coquitlam. ;