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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 8, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALp 11 Moslem key symbol of struggle OLD SALEM RESTORATION DEPICTS MORAVIAN LIFE OLD SALEM, N.C. (CP) The single S men lived together in one house from the age of 14, when they were apprenticed to a :ji trade. Single women lived in another J house until they married and returned if widowed. 5 All women wore bonnets with ribbons, the color of which revealed their status. Little girls aged under 14 wore cherry red; ages 14-21 dark red; single "sisters" blue and widows white. The sexes were divided in death, buried in separate parts of the cemetery. This was the life-style of a group of devout Moravians who came from Ger- many in 1766 to Salem, not to be confused with the witch-hunting Salem in Massachusetts. Old Salem, part of present-day Winston-Salem, is one of the few places in North America where one can see how communities lived in the ear- ly days. Several original buildings, the latest dating to 1820, have been reconstructed and are staffed by guides taught to work the early trades. Others have been restored as private homes. TRADES DEMONSTRATED The Single Brothers' House, a half- timbered four-storey structure, is a museum. The dining room has a long table, each place set with a pewter plate, a big spoon and fork-and knife with bone handles. The brothers did their own cooking. Several rooms are devoted to the early trades. Outside one hangs an elongated coffee pot, a sign once attached to the tin- smith's shop. Now it is the symbol of Old Salem and a large silver replica stands on a street corner. In the tinsmith's room, a worker may be making sausage staffers, candle moulds or cookie-cutters shaped like a violin, hand, horse or mousetrap. Most worker- guides are elderly men and women, often retired. One room displays the dyer's craft. Here are skeins of wool dyed from natural dyes used by the settlers. Indigo was popular. However it had to be fermented 10 to 15 days and the odor was'dreadful. Wives didn't want the stuff in their homes, so one house was built for the dyeing for the whole community." INGREDIENTS VARIED The deep red dye from the cochineal beetles was a favorite color with the women. Some of the dyes included red cabbage, onion skins and black oak bark. The latter plus copper sulphate produced a lovely green. Rose madder roots are a very old dye. King Henry VIII used them for hunting coats, now our hunting pink shade. In ear- ly days a prized gift to a bride was a bed or rose madder roots, a good start on the three years to maturity. Here, too, are spinning wheels. Men did .the early standup spinning but when a wheel was invented so the worker could sit- at the side of the birdcage frame or dis- taff, women began spinning. Hence the term distaff side for the woman of the house. Also a spinster was a girl who spent more time spinning than courting. The shoemaker's shop shows a pair of cheaper shoes with wooden pegged soles. At first shoes were made only by length and width. There were no left and right un- til 1785. Nearby is what is believed to be the oldest standing tobacco shop in the United States. Across the street'is the early bakery where loaves are still baked daily for sale in the old oven, nine feet deep by seven feet wide. The church, the boys' school (now a museum) and the tavern are also open to the public. The church built and ran the tavern as lodgings for non-Moravian trav- ellers and traders. George Washington stayed here for two nights in 1791. Beside it is the annex, now a restaurant with excellent food served in six small din- ing rooms, seating 86, by costumed waiters. Reservations are definitely necessary. JEUX CANADA WINTER GAMES BREAKFAST MENU Western Pancake HOSTS Mayor and City Council All citizens of Southern Alberta are invited in the LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16th a.m. to 12 noon Tickets FREE Available only at the door GAMES ATHLETES WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ENTERTAINMENT Western Nova Scotia youth jazz Band Indoor Rodeo EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 11th to FEBRUARY 22nd INCLUSIVE THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE WILL PROVIDE FREE BUS SERVICE ALL BUS ROUTES WILL OPERATE TILL MIDNIGHT FOR THE DURATION OF THE WINTER GAMES, AS FOLLOWS: 1 1A ROUTE-20 MINUTE SERVICE p.m. 2 3 ROUTE-30 MINUTE SERVICE p.m. 4 ROUTE-30 MINUTE SERVICE p.m. 4A ROUTE-30 MINUTE SERVICE p.m. 5 SA ROUTE-20 MINUTE SERVICE p.m. West Lethbridge-15 MINUTE SERVICE p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Extra buies will be provided where needed, and but may be required to ride school bum operating on regular routes. Bus patrons will also be picked up by the venue buses at the venue sites and athletes' village. These buses will operate every 15 minutes from the Athletes' Village, Sportsplex, Siwik Pool and West Lethbridge. Special buses will also operate Irom the downtown terminal to the Sportsplex. t 'For Further Information Contact The Transit Office at 327-2388 or Ask Your Driver For Assistance JERUSALEM (AP) A key to one of the gates of the key after they captured the third holiest have no right to rule "The officials of Al Aqsa re- "But that is not the point. It me-" fuse to have anything to do is our mosque. They do holiest Moslem shrine in Jerusalem has become a symbol of the Palestinian fight for self-rule. "They the key. TI.e Israelis took it by force, against our says Shir Sa Dedin Alami, mufti, or and all East Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war. "We realize thjs is a very sensitive issue and we try to be fair about said a spokesman for the police, who have custody of the key. Alami conceded that winter 200 worshippers "ilh said Shlomo Nawi of ask Permission to dig and they stormed out of the mosque mlnlstry of rel'- do not ask permission to after Friday prayers waving enter. We have protested and Palestinian flags and chanting e rest of Israe1' we continue Protest "Palestine! Palestine'" Is- But the Moslems of East Je- trespasses, raeli troops fired over their refuse to deal with "But there is nothing we heads to disperse them and us' can dp. They have the judge, of East Jerusalem control the other 30 demonstrators. Another source of Moslem spiritual mentor of Al to the mosque and demonstration was not indignation is an Israeli have no trouble first Palestine violence at eological excavation on The key opens a gate to the mosque to mosque. below tne mosque. A ing from the courtyard of the seventh gate has 1951 Palestinian nation- Arabs that Aqsa to the Western a token of Jewish iwu, raiebiinian nauon excavation threatened to Wall of the of Jerusalem's Abdullah on the stens of Aqsa. Moslem To prevent clashes live in a A AW 11 now concede there is Jewish and Moslem "My family has lived Atxiuiian s young physical danger to the I pers, the Israelis took for 800 years. at his side. nistorical cnaracter of the Once a Moslem lives in a ON Episcopal 'spare governed by Moslems, it is forbidden for him ever to Hassan Tamaboub, head of live under non-Moslem gov- East Jerusalem's said Alami in an Moslem Council, said the NOMINAL COST relaxes in implying a Moslem raelis are not capricious or duty to oppose Jewish rule in repressive. "They have Further Jerusalem. helpful with the SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. (CP) Most Rev. W. supervision of the giant Algoma years ago, some Pale- wnen tnev were asked and stinian leaders called for a they did not use the key to Wright describes himself as a kind of episcopal spare tire as he relaxes in retirement some acres of Northern Ontario. Reminiscing about his war against the Israelis gate to lnclt us out of the mos-after a Christian Australian, he said-afpr Hocnrihari QC ncu_ of Community Social Service 30 years as Anglican archbishop of chopathic" and' believing him-Wnght talked of the harmful seif king of Jerusalem set The jovial, round-faced, pipe-smoking prelate retired in the fall of 1974 on his 70th birthday, but among his plans for the future is the of white culture on In- mosque on flre dam. dians suggesting segregation aging half of it_ Only a show of would give them a better basis strength bv Israeli t to combat social evils prevented another riot, developed from contact with _ HANDICAPPED of writing his ot the 2nd Avenue N., recollections of more is going on and has three decades in Northern feature of his term as nearly so tario. "There's a was his success at "The Israelis offered to help fund-raising, an ability which jth the restoration but Show ribbons and amount of history I onlyjiave in my mind that the diocese self- said Ibrohim sufficient in 1956. Daqaq, chief Monographed picture otherwise be he 161 Algoma Wedding car Archbishop Wright has been a figure in the Anglican church for years, most recently as cochairman of held special services marking his departure on the day of his retirement and at each church a foot DENTURE CLINIC IDOYDIITRICH Certified Denial Wedding presents cushions and trays Personal name General Commission on Church Union. He also cross bearing his name and his years of service 5th Street South MUtcalf New letters typed and ed other duties in addition and Canada Fencing Figure Skating Table Tennis Wrestling Boxing Badminton Curling Judo Exciting, top calibre competition in 16 different sports events by Canada's best young athletes, the culmination of a full year's training and preparation.These young competitors are disciplined.athletes that can make your favorite sport more exciting than ever before. Basketball Skiing Weight-lifting Volleyball Gymnastics Synchronized Swimming Speed Skating Hockey The most important aim of the Canada Games is to stimulate enthusiasm for amateur sports throughout Canada and to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship among athletes from different areas of the country. It's a worthwhile goal, but one which depends on the support of all Canadians to succeed. Give young Canada YOUR support. Lethbridge and Southern Alberta have the facilities, the qualified people, the experience and the united enthusiasm to make this year's the greatest Canada Winter Games ever. There will also be a special "Western Hospitality" event in each center for visitors and competitors alike, a special "welcome" from Alberta. Do it! Attend Canada Winter Games, February 11 to 22, In Uthbridge and Southern Alberta. And join Travel Alberta in supporting our greatest national resource the strength of our youth. For Information on accommodation and events, contact Canada Winter Games Society P.O. Bo> 1975 lelnbridge, Alberta ;