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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THI UTHBRIDGE HUALD Thunday, 4, Flashes of light checked Native social worker raps attitudes of treaty Indians by American spacemen HOUSTON The Apol'.o 14 astronauts are seeing mysterious flashes of light in their spacecraft, as other space- men have in previous moon flights. Scientist's think the flashes CNR accepts proposal to lease land EDMONTON (CP) Cana- dian National Railways an- nounced today acceptance of a proposal from the development firm of Payne and Associates Ltd. to lease .line acres of rail- way property for a residential- commercial development. J. H. Spicer, vice-president of CN's mountain region, said the first section of a two-phase pro- gram calls for square feet of commercial space in a central two-storey mall with three 12-storey apartment buildings, at an estimated cost of million. The second phase will construction of additional com- mercial outlets and three more apartment towers at an esti- mated cost of million. The development would be located a half-mile west of the CN tower near the downtown Edmonton area. Fishermen to discuss loss markets HAIJFAX (CP) Fishermen who have lost their markets be- cause of high mercury levels found in swordfish will mee with Nova Scotia governmenl officials here next Monday. Fisheries Minister Ber.oit Co- meau said the meeting will dis cuss alternatives for the 350 men and 60 vessels engaged in swordfishing, an industry val ued at million annually. The federal fisheries depart ment says the recent swordfia landed in the province had a mercury contamination leve higher than the .5 parts per mil lion acceptable on Canadian anarting additional energy to the atom. Then the atom returns to its normal energy stage, emit- ting the additional energy as light. Other scientists have sug gested that cosmic rays strike the vitreous humor, a transpar ent jelly behind the eyeball They theorize the ray travelling through the humor creates a shock wave perceived by the brain as light. Some of the cosmic rays are believed to come in bursts from the sun. If the astronauts begin seeing flashes during a phase of their lunar orbit when the moon is shielding the sun, it will give some indication where else thr rays come from. The flashes emphasize tha astronauts in deep space ar constantly bombarded with r< diation. Scientists are certain the radiation levels are no large enough to impair healt during present flights, whic last less than two weeks. Western Canada party to meet EDMONTON (CP) Abou 25 delegates from British Co] umbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are expected t attend the first annual meetin of the Western Canada Part. in Edmonton Feb. 13-14, Gary Beck, party spokesman, s a i c here. The meeting brings together the four provincial vice-presi dents, the general executive, re gional directors and brand delegates and is closed to thi public, Mr. Beck said. Mr. Beck announced the for mation of the party early January. He said it had grown through private organization during 1970 because of com plaints about a lack of a west ern voice in the federal gov emment. "It's time Western Canada had a voice in Parliament in stead of just paying the he said at that time. The party intends to run its own candidates in the next fed- LONDON (AP) Britain's ewest peer is a 55-year-old indu mystic in Oylon. He u ames Herwald Ramsbotham, the 2nd Viscount Soulbury, father died last weekend. widower with no children, he ot interested in Hindu holy life his father was governor- general of Ceylon from to Strom assures revision of city's charter LLOYD MINSTER, Sask (CP) Revision of this city' charter was promised by Pre- mier Harry Strom after he re- ceived a brief from the city re- questing amendments to strengthening of its 31-year-ol charter. The city situated half i Alberta and half in Saskatch ewan at times faces som real headaches through rec tape, Mayor E. G. Hudson sai{ Premier Strom said he coul see "no problems in getting tt necessary legislation throug both jurisdictions." Mr. Strom, along with mem bers of his cabinet and repr sentatives of the Progressiv Conservative opposition, was Lloydminster to honor A. A a 1 borg, provincial treasure who has announced he will not see re-election in the next pro- vincial general election. Mr. Aalborg has represented Alexandra constituency since he was first elected in 1948, CALGARY (CP) Treaty n d i a n s who claim they re discriminated against dis- ay similar attitudes- toward on-treaty Indians, says native Newest peer 954. social worker Russell Smith, i "Treaty Indians don't want to I have anything to do with na- tives who aren't registered with the federal said Mr. Smith, assistant ex- ecutive director at the Calgary Indian Friendship Centre. The differential between the two is "totally artificial" and encouraged by treaty Indians. Mr. Smith, an unregistered Ojibway, said the Indian As- sociation of Alberta frequently demands that natives be regis- tered by the association. "This is discrimination of the worst kind. I don't see how they can holler about discrimination from whites when they're do- ing this themselves." At the time of treaty signing, the federal government reg- istered all Indians and has kept track of the descendants. Those Indians who were not registered or who were not members of tribes signing treaties were given no special status by the government and are not eligible for privileges National Atlas now on sale OTTAWA (CP) The energy, mines and resources depart- ment is publishing its new edi- tion of the National Atlas of Canada in instalments, the de- partment announced Wednes- day. The first of four folios, con- taining 33 sheets and a price tag, is on sale now at the de- partment's map distribution off- ice and at all Information Can- ada bookshops. This edition, described in a news release as "the most com- prehensible and usable edition ever is the first since 1957. The second instalment is to he published in June and the last two at intervals of six to eight months. A dark blue leatherette box for the atlas with embossed bold lettering is available for such as free education. Mr. Smith said the reglster- The treaty Indians, "play tHs game" with the federal govern- ed status follows the father oJ! meet because they want their a family with the result there were are some treaty Indians with more white blood than In- dian. "On the reserves, there are a lot of blue-eyed, blonde people walking around calling them- selves Indians while lots of us non-registered Indians get nothing. "The government has brain- washed these people into think- ing they are the 'pure' Indbus or the only 'real1 Indians. "I'm just as Indian as they are but because I'm not stamp- ed and certified with a num- ber, they pretend I'm not." privileges continued. Few birds survive SAN FRANCISCO