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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 - 'HI LETHMIDOI HERALD - Wednesday, January 13, 1971 Accusations of 'legal genocide* Poor Peoples' meet disappointing ANNE MURRAY By BEVERLY-ANN CARLSON Herald Staff Writer The national Poor Peoples Conference held recently in Toronto, was not quite what it was expected to be, according to Mrs. Rose Yellow Feet, di-rector of the Lethbridge Friendship Centre. In attending the conference she said she had hoped to gain something which would help her in her work here in Lethbridge, and surrounding area. One main criticism which she had was that the native delegates were grouped together with all the other delegates and had no chance to discuss their own problems specifically, and do it separately from the other discussions. "I'm dealing with the poor all the time, they are the majority of people which come into the Centre. Mostly, problems arise out of a lack of understanding of rights," she says. "You can give people all the money you want, but if they don't know how to deal with it, it isn't going to help them." There was an initial outbreak of hostility towards the press, but after the problems were resolved, and the press vacated Mrs. Yellow Feet stated that some ground was gained. Once the delegates had participated in one or two workshops, and then returned to the main conference there was a notable change in their attitudes which she attributed to the fact that they had learned something more about their 1 problem, and about problems in other areas. One of the most important questions asked in the confer- ence's general statement, according to Mrs. Yellow Feet was, "Why does one of the richest countries in the world practise 'legal' genocide on its native people?" Other questions presented were, "why ROSE YELLOW FEET does one of the richest countries in the world have % million unemployed, have six million poor people, have inadequate welfare services, have 85 per cent of its people living in deplorable housing, according to modern day standards, and why does' this country inadequately care for its old people? Mrs. Yellow Feet attended three workshops at the Poor Peoples Conference. They were the women's workshop, the prison workshop, and the native peoples workshop. Out of the native peoples workshop grew the desire to organize their own conference, nation-wide, and to deal only with the problems' confronting the native people. A native delegate from Manitoba has been commissioned by the other native delegates, to travel to Ottawa, meet with John Munro, federal health minister, and discuss the possibilities of receiving federal backing for a native conference. 5~year~olds attend university classes SASKATOON (CP) - Twenty five-year-olds are taking classes at the University of Saskatchewan this year. They're attending a unique kindergarten that offers a wide vareity of activities rarely found in ordinary kindergartens, said Millicent Marshall, director of the university's Institute of Child Guidance, which runs the new program. Its aim is to help the child reach his full potential, both physical and mental, and at the same time to examine teaching methods to find the right atmosphere to stimulate learning in this age group. The 20 were selected to represent an ethnic and occupational cross-section of the community, Prof. Marshall said. The children get instruction in art, crafts, music, drama, language, literature, mathematics, social studies, swimming and gymnastics. In the classroom the children are taught to analyse, compare and reason about their experiences; to classify and organize informaiton and develop .concepts; to satisfy Far cry from gym classes their curiosity; to see relationships and social implications; to listen and to discriminate. SCOPE FOR EXERCISE. Research during the last decade has shown the importance of the quality and extent of a child's experiences in the early years, Prof. Marshall said. These contribute markedly to his later personality and intellectual development. An activities room, complete with trampoline, is available and the children use Ihe university's physical education centre gymnasium three mornings a week and the pool once a week. This gives the child an opportunity to develop physical skills, satisfy his fundamental desire for movement and teach him to deal effectively with his environment, Prof. Marshall said. In the spring term, a group of three- and four-year-olds also will be admitted to the centre. Those aged three will come two days a week and those aged four will come three days. Two instructors assist Prof. Marshall in the teaching and university students from home economics, medicine, psychology, physical education, speech training and other faculties are allowed to observe. Canada's fSnow Bird!1 international success By SHARON McLEOD TORONTO (CP) - She says she's "basically a very lazy person," but Anne Murray is on a busy rise to the top of the music business in North America. The Canadian singer who studied at the University of New Brunswick to be a physical education teacher has, in BINGO - MOOSE HALL 1334 3rd AVENUE NORTH - WEDNESDAY at 8:00 P.M. Jackpot $125 in 57 Numb�rt-$25 In 7 Numbers 4th  8th -12 Game* Doubled In 7 Humbert - 5 Cards $1.00 2 FREE GAMES - FREE CARDS - DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE IOYAI ORDER OP MOOSB tlie last two months, appeared on the Glen Campbell Good-time Hour, sold a million copies of the song Snowbird and received a gold record for it on the Merv Griffin Show, introduced a new record on the Johnny Cash Show and done her own CBC special. She was also voted woman of the year in entertainment in the annual Canadian Press year-end poll. It's a far cry from a gym class on Prince Edward Island where she last taught. h GREEN'S JANUARY SHOE SALE! CONTINUES WITH TERRIFIC SAVINGS ON FINE SHOES HEEL HUGGER 16 TEENERS' SHOES Mu*t Be Cleared! Shindigs - Savage- Resita, etc. Rea. re 15.00 pair OUT THEY 00 AT Reg. to 27.00 Pair. NOW ONLY ...... GOLD CROSS - DEL GRANDE CONTOUR SHOES PAVEL IMPORTS Reg. to 25.00. JANUARY CLEARANCE 14 COBBIES and SELBY EASY GOERS Reg. to 20.00. NOW ONLY .. |2" SILVER and GOLD SHOES Short and discontinued lines. Reg. to 16.00 Pair. A'^ NOW ONLY .......... "1 SHORT and DISCONTINUED LINES LADIES' DRESS SHOES and SANDALS Reg. to 16.00 pair NOW ONLY BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S SHOES Short and discontinued lines Savage - Buster Brown - Classmates Reg. to 12.00 Pair. NOW ONLY A SPECIAL SELECTION OF HANDBAGS Regular to 12.00. ALL MUST CLEAR FOR ONLY............ SLIPPERS Reg. to 5.00 Pair. NOW ONLY ..... 99* MEN'S AND WOMEN'S WINTER BOOTS SPECIAL SELECTION Reg. Values to 25.00 Pair. NOW ONLY .... 11 BALANCE OF STOCK AT MEN'S SHOES Reg. Values to 28.00 Pair. NOW ONLY............ 14-99 HUSH PUPPY OXFORDS Reg. to 14.00 Pair. NOW ONLY ...... 20% OFF > GREEN'S SHOES on SIXTH STREET SOUTH The pretty blonde ' from Spririghill, N.S., started her climb through show business three years ago on CBC-TV's Singalong Jubilee and now is committed to the CBC and U.S. network programs like the Campbell show. In addition, she is hostess and featured artist on CBC radio's program Afternoon once week. Add to that winter recording dates with Capitol Records for another album- her third-and, "Yeah, I guess I am kind of busy these days." WAITERS LIKED HER At 26, Anne.is being touted as Canada's first bona fide international singing star, but "I really don't know what a star is.. . ." During a recent 10-day run at the Royal York Hotel here, even waiters would stand near the stage with tape recorders running "and I guess that's part of the star thing." In an interview, she said "the trend today is toward' the more natural-like Glen Campbell, for instance." "You can't fool people any more with that aura business. People want to get close to you, even slap you on the back and tell you you're doing fine. And that's great by me." Her approachability is perhaps part of the reason for her success so far, and she'd like to keep it that way. "I prefer very much working with a live audience. There are vibes . . . reactions, and the whole feeling is wonderful. "You don't get any vibes from a machine." Anne's naturalness with an audience has accorded her nods from a variety of show-business critics. WORE NO SHOES During her appearance at the annual Grey Cup football banquet she appeared in a full-length evening gown, sans shoes, explaining "well, I didn't have anything that matched the dress-what are you gonna do?" Bursting suddenly into the limelight in both the U.S. and Canadian show business hasn't taken away her ability to be a private person, "and I don't really think it ever has to-there's still a big part of me that I keep for myself." Her private person spends a lot of time these days dreaming about a house she wants to build on a plot of land she recently bought in Nova Scotia. "I want a retreat of sorts . . . somewhere I can go to sink back into the slow pace. "All I can think about lately when I slow down is that bouse." UNUSED TO STAR ROLE And in her music, she's looking for adherence to a personal standard, rather than an imposed standard. During her club date here, she received rave notices from the critics, but criticized her own opening night as "mediocre." "It was the first appearance in a big club and I was a bit nervous." Anne says she has no basic goals in show business, except "to be as good a singer as I can." She's still getting used to having things done for her. During the interview, she suddenly remembered some clothes that had been sent out for dry cleaning and began to worry about pick-up time. "Don't worry," somebody told her. "The hotel will have someone bring them up." "Oh. Oh yeah, that's right, I guess," she grinned, leaning back. "I'm a star now, aren't I?" ADULT FILM MANILA (AP) - City offi cials ordered the investigation of a theatre showing an adult-rated movie, but not because of the film- It was the advertising, A spokesman said the theatre hired the film's female star to dance nude in the lobby to attract customers. GOLDEN WEDDING - A golden wedding anniversary was recently celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Atkinson who were married in Whitley Bay, Northumber* land, England, Jan. 1, 1921. Emigrating to Canada in 1929 they farmed in northern Alberta for several years. Mr. Atkinson served in the RCAF during the Second World War after which they made their home in Lethbridge and have resided there since. An open house was held in their honor at the home of their daughter when their many friends joined them in the happy occasion. - de Jourdan's Photo PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE LADIES7 KEEP FIT CLASSES The continuation of the Fall 1970 program and the commencement of the Winter 1971 program will be held at the following schools: 1. GILBERT PATERSON SCHOOL (12�h Ave. and 21st St. S.) Monday evenings-8:00-10:00 p.m. January 11th to March 29th, 1971 2. GALBRAITH SCHOOL (8th Ave. and 18th St. N.) Thursday evenings-8:00-10:00 p.m. January 14th to April 11th, 1971 All ladias lnt�r�tt�d in taking this program may register at the school en optning nights. REGISTRATION FEE-$2.25 for 12 sessions For further information contact: MR. T. HUDSON at 328-2341, Local 236 ~/4 calendar oj � ^ PRIMROSE SHOP "Fashion With A Flair" 313 6TH ST. S. PHONE 327-2244 Open Thursday Until 9 p.m. JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE Clearance Of All Our Fall And Winter Stock! Savings Of Up To ocal happening* Christian Science testimony meeting will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the church auditorium, 1203 4th Ave. S. Everyone welcome to attend.  * � Regular monthly meeting of the Dr. F. H. Mewburn OBE Chapter, IODE, scheduled for Thursday, has been cancelled. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barne* "The florist closed these out for $1.50.... I thought If you were willing to go two bucks for them, I'd make myself a fasf fifty-cent profit." The weather is COLD! The Savings are RED HOT at LaKay's Ladies' Wear 712 4th Ave. S. and 312 13th St. N. Due to the extreme weather we are continuing our Sale-Save AND MORE 51*. 15* On Quality Brand Name Merchandise at LAKAY'S LADIES' WEAR LTD. OPEN THURSDAY TILL 9 P.M. ;