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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Jg THE IETMBRIDGE IIMAID Friday, February 18, l'75 High-speed cars purchased by Lethbridge city police By LARRY Stall Wrilcr Lellibridge traffic offenders will not be able lo easily es- cape three new city police traf- fic patrol cars. force. Alterations included spe- cial seaLs and door panels, for case of movement and prison- er security. The oars were purchased from a local Ford agency aiter they submitted the most The three new Fords are I acceptable bid on a tender ad- SUPER CARS The latest additions lo Ihe city police equipment in letbbridge are three new cuslom-built traffic patrol cars shown above. The cars are driven by nine traffic officers. Three men are assigned to each car. The drivers pictured above are Constable Douglas Harris Const. Keith Moline (centre) and Const. Robert Weir. eoiiippcd will) 429-cubic-ineh police "Interceptor" V-8 which produce nbout 410 horse- pc-wer. Each car is capable of accelerating to 100 m.p.h. in 10 seconds, and can attain a top spaed of more than 150 m.p.li. "Cars of this type are avail- able only to police depart- ment. Tlie engines are spe- cially built in California and the bodies are custom built in said a city police spo- kesman. The new cars are also equip- ped v.-ith. heavy-duty frames which have been weighted and balanced, stabilizer bars for tatter high-speed turns, special .suspensions, radial-type high- performance tire-s, pmver Indian minister has experienced prejudice BY MARGARET LUCKHl'nST Stalf Writer The demands of the Canadian Indian are well-founded accord- ing to the Rev. Gordon Wil- liam.? of 5th Ave. Presbyterian Church in Medicine list. Addressing the annual meet- Ing of the South Alberta Pres- byterial "United Church Women, Itir. Williams, a Cree Indian, deplored the lack of under- standing white Canadians have for the Indian problem. are generally regarded as a drunken lot. unable or un- willing to pull up our socks and make the best of the natural resources on our Mr. Williams said. But as one who grew up on fi reservation, he is aware of the inconsistencies o; this sys- tem which alienates Indians from the rest of society. "Most of the reserves in the north arc in bushland, remote and isolated, and have little to offer the Mian economically cpsrt from hunting and fishing. "The great Indian men cf the past v.'ho made the treaties, thus getting all the west for the? white man. made .wnie very good decisicns for the while man." Mr. Williams said. "The end result was that em- leaders got the "savages" onto reservations where, since that lime, they have suffered from iL'grcgu-ion and Isolation." Mr. Williams pointed cut the inconsistencies of the govern- ment's program for the In- "On the one hand they want the Indian to assimilate, to become integrated, but on Ihe other hand, in the report on Bilingualism and Biculluralism, there is a strong recommenda- tion to allow all ethnic groups to maintain their distinct cus- toms and heritage, for it ad- 1 vances the idea that Canada Ls truly democratic." This doesn't apply to the In- dian. "A conflict arises when the rights of one individual arc taken away to provide benefits to Mr. Williams said. "But you cannot impose justice or legislate a man's mind to lue a certain way." What, Mr. Williams asked, is the future of the Canadian In- dian? "-My people are the accusing! shadows that haunt the legisla- tive buildings of our he said. "The government be- lieves that integration and edu- cation are the answers to our i problem, and I agree, but not I the way the government sug-1 gests." Mr. Williams deplores the custom of taking children from i reserves and forcing them to "integrate" in city schools. "This is where cultur.il shock working knowledge of the Ian- comes he explaind. "These! guage, and proper preparation .....for their job. But this simply doesnt' apply when deal with Indians on reserves." In his job as a Presbyterian minister, Mr. Williams encoun- ters discrimination. He is often refused lodging ot hotels, even if he makes his reservations in children can't cope with the strange schools, the modern fa- cilities, and soon they drop out and go home." Sending educators to reserves hasn't worked cut, Mr. Wil- liams said, because for the most part they arc ill-prepared., "It's a contradiction, but it's advance, true that we send aid to Ghana or Taiwan or other un- der developed countries our gavernment makes certain that the people employed have a "WTien I show up and they sec I'm an Indian they tell me they have no rooms Hog quality must improve if Canada to net markets T A B E n Canadian en- croachment on the Danish pork export market is unlikely until domestic hog quality is sub- stantially increased, according Chamber tickets Oil More than 300 tickets have already been sold for the fflrd annual meeting of the Leth- bridge Chamber of Commerce, says Wilf Bowns. chamber man- ager. An estimated .Wl persons arc expected to hear Premier Peter Lougheed address the meeting Wednesday. A bus-load of Medicine Hat residents is anticipated and rep- resentation from Great Falls, Shelby and Cutbank will attend. The meeting will bs held in the El Rancho convention cen- tre. A no-host reception will bo held from to B-.-15 p.m., Wednesday, with dinner start- ing at 7. Mr. Bowns puaranteeil the meeting would ho ovor by 10 p.m. but suggested tilings would probably be winding up earlier. Tickc's are available at the chamber office or Leister'? to a southern Alberta Irag feed- er. Tom Addy of Tiber said CBH- ada must be able to supply quality park products, that are idar.tificd with Canada, at com- I petitivo prices to 1 ly ertcr ths export market, i Speaking at a farm business Information short course here, Mr. Addy suggested the pres- ent grading system for pork is "phony." He said the system grades the amount cf fat in which the is encased. It is only in- terestcd in the amount or thick- i ness of the fat cover. The haphazard crossbreed- ing techniques followed by some feeders has done more harm I Uian anything else to the Cana- riian hog industry. The person with no breeding controls, the man who breeds I hogs and hopes for a miracle, is holding the gradings en Canadian hogs. The industry ends up with a lot of mongrels- Only about 50 per cent of the hcgs told through auction mar- kets arc pure-bred animals, Mr. Addy said. Alberta can supply millions o( for world he said. If Canada enters a large ex- producers must buyers that production supplies are adequate. The supplies should be ade- to the point of excess, lie Once there Is adequate sup- ply, then buyers and sellers can start to look at prices. He told Fernando Ricafcrt of North American Integrated Food Processors Co. Ltd., that i Alberta producers can supply good quality hogs. Mr. Ricafort has proposed the construction of a mil- lion hog slaughtering and pro- cessing plant for southern Al- berta that will kill hogs per year. "We cnn supply any market to the point of he told I Mr, Ricafcrt. He called for talent and moiy-iy to be expended to es- tablish additional markets for Canadian pork products. That is the role cf the mar- I keting board and the packing I plants. He added that the pro- ducers have some bearing in j the picture because the price must be fair for the producer, packer, processor and the con- sumer. New special class approved j Tlie provincial government I has placed its stamp of appro- val on a new general learning disability class at Fleetwood- Bawden" Elementary School in Lethbridge. This will be the second such class in the public school sys- tem. The need for the new facil- ity became evident when enrol- ment in the present class at George McKillop Elementary i School ballooned to nearly twice j its recommended size. There will be approximately 10 students in each of the spe- cial classes. Tlie new class will i begin operation March 1. j he said. Mr. Williams said that in tlie opinion of most Canadians, In- dians have nothing to offer so- ciety. "If we have nothing to offer, then why do we he ask- ed. "The communal life on the reserve very definitely has something to offer. Our culture i is as important to us and that I of the Pole or the Ukrainian or any other Canadian group. "The only way we'll survive in society is for Canadians to try to understand our problems, and meet us half-way." steering, power brakes automatic transmissions. City Police Inspector West said the four-barrel car- buretors have been tuned to allow peak engine perform- ance on number two grade gasoline. Tlie interiors of the cars were custom built to Ihe spe- cifications of the city police Nomination deadline nears Lethbridge Federal Progres- sive Conservative Association members must turn their membership cards in to secre- tary Fanny Hopkins by Feb. 28 to register to vote at the nomi- nating convention later this month. About Tory members are expected lo vote at the con- vention at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Civic Centre. Mrs. Hopkins said people pur- chasing memberships at the door will also be eligible to vote. vcrtised by the city, said In- spector West. "It would be senseless for a traffic duty officer to try to en- force laws with only six-cylin- der or small V-8 engine equip- ped cars when so many kinds of high-performance cars are available to the In- spector West said. "Our traffic control officers need the ears so they can catch an offender before he gets out on the highway." Tlie city paid for each car for a total invest- ment of A car agency spcl'.esman said the cost for each ocr was "not muui higher than that of probably be higher on the cus- tom car than on a 'regular' car which had been used by the po- lice." Although (he Inlcrceptor- cars are not available new to t h e public, iKsed cars of this nature may be purchased when available and a salesman indicatec there was a good market foi them, particularly with youni men who want a "hot ma chine." and a similarly-equipped V-8 se- dan, and the trade-in value will Bill ORRPC elects officers Officials of the Oldman River Regional Plannkig Commission executive committee were elect- ed at a general meeting of the ORRPC Wednesdiy. Hugh O'Neill from the Coun- ty of Lethbridge was returned as chairman of the committee and George Wolstenhohne from Nanlon will serve as vice-chair- man for this year. Directors of Ihe executive committee are: Alderman Vera Ferguson of Lethbridge, Brad Sawyer of Pincher Creek, Ar- thur Ulrich of the County of Vulcan, Bill Peterson of Warner and John Zoetman from the Municipal District of Willow Creek. The ORRPC attempU to have equal representation for the towns, villages, and rural areas as well as the city of Lethbridge go the executive committee. City has no Brotherhood Week plans i Lethbridge has no plans to celeb rate Brotherhood this ytcr, the week of Feb. 20 to 27. Mayer Andy Anderson said in past years the city has honored flie week with an official pro- clamation, and the same may be done this year. Other than officially recog- nizing the week, however, noth- ing is apparently planned. Jack Stokes, the druggist who for years hss organized activ- ities to honor the annual Ca- nadian Craincil of Christians and Jews ever.-t, said "not any more, I'm all worn out." Tlie Lethuridge Minister i a 1 Association echoed that ailti- Uide, as did other groups who might have tclteii part. Brolta-liood Week, according lo a news release from Toron- to, is intended: "To give people an opportun- ity to vcdedicatc themselves as individuals lo Ihe basic ideals of respect for people and liumen rights "which are essential to our way of life. "And to dramatize the prac- tical things which people can do to promote understanding and realization of these ideals." The honorary chairman tills year is Chief Dan George, a Vancouver Indian who plans appearances at functions ta Tor- onto, London, Hamilton, 9ud- and B.C. communitiei near his home. Protest activities Social studies Fair May 13 Schools from throughout Al- bcrLa arc expected lo parti- cipate in this year's social stu- dies project fair ui May 13 at Junior High School in Lclhbridge. While the competition is open any school in the province, I its expected that most of Ihe j entries will come from the' southern area. A total of 35 trophies will he j I auTirdcd in the three di vinous i Grades 1 to 3, 4 lo 6, and i 7 to 12. Entires must be submitted lo i R. E. Cordukcs by April 13. B'c'.'h individual and fjroup en- tires be .'icccp'otL SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT TOILESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-2702-327-3610 Museum note i A full limp Ciiy of bridge employee, RolKTl. Hall of the histnricrtl rmd cultural opemt.ions sec-Lion is now locat- ed at UK? Sir Alexander Halt Museum working v.-ilh volun- teer founders of the museum: Oeorgo MrKillop, Andy Stays- I ko, Clarence CJciRcr nnd others. USED TRAILER SALE KITCHENS, WASHCARS, DINERS, OFFICES, BUNKHOUSES, WELLSITES Contact Salpj Dcpnrtmonl ATCO (WESTERN) LTD. 5115 CROWCHILD TRAIL CALGARY 242-1101 Canadian Pence Researcher i Norman Alcock said in bridge that non-violent protest j enhances t.ho development of j I global peace. It is one of the few methods members of the general public j have, oilier than the polls, to display their feelings. Citing the protest in the; i United Slates against the Viet- nam war, Mr. Alcock said pub- lic opinion opposing Ihe war was displayed and Ihe I'.S. govern- ment, as a rc-sult, de-c.se-alalrd the war. j Dtirinq tho last major TET offensive in Vietnam, at the end of the 50s, U.S. General William Westmoreland request- ed an additional U.S. soldiers be sent lo the war-torn country lo quash the Viet Cong. However, because- U.S. pub- lic opinion was decidedly agaln.st tho war, no additional troops were sent, said Mr. AI- I cock. That is when Ihe United Stales tegan iLs gradual troop! withdrawal from Vietnam. So, lie said, prote.'ils have proven lo be n definite force in tlw cause of world peace. I SWISS MAPI OET.TW FACTS SlItchM. Now compilliori art SUPPRMATIC can do than our com- pitlfon' 1971 nwdtlt. FAll: MATIC li raltrf Ih. moil vinollU itwlna mochlnf, DONT BUY UNTIL YOU TIY hi dimonnrollin nnlad SEWING CINTM 401 llti firm South Phont 117-1177 or 117-1111 THE OPTIMIST CLUB OF LETHBRIDGE 'HIKES FOR TIKES' -1971 RECEIPTS.................................. 10.371.84 DISBURSEMENTS Southern Alta. Assoc. for Retarded Children SiOOO.OO Garden of Optimism Lethbridge Lacrosse Association i079.35 Lethbridge Girl ,Q60.34 St. Johns Ambulance Brigade.............. 230.00 19th Lethbridge Boy Scouts (Dorothy Gooder School) 1 78.45 Lethbridge Sea Cadets...................... 57.30 Lethbridge Minor Baseball Assoc. Lethbridge Junior Achievement Cup of Milk Fund................ Optimist Oratorial Contest Optimist Respect for Law Program Beggars Banquet "Hike For Tikes" Expenses 50.00 35.00 25.00 95.48 71.75 52.00 BE SURE TO SUPPORT THIS YEAR'S 'HIKES FOR TIKES' TO PICTURE BUTTE! MARCH 31st, 1972 Forms will be distributed March 1st! "WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS" ;