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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta High River students probe prejudices A visit to St. Mary's Psychology 20 teacher Marg hour was a most rewarding DESPITE DIFFERENCES, FRIENDSHIP GROWS Student exchange program backed by Coaldale council COALDALE (HNS) Town council here recently decided to support the proposed student exchange program planned at the Kate Andrews High School. A grant of was approved. Twenty local students and two teachers are planning to take part. Ed Ryan, school guidance counsellor, said air and bus travel to and from Montreal would cost Revenue to be obtained In- cludes a grant from the County of Lethbridge, Kata An- drews High School student council grant, ?25; Canadian Western Natural Gas Company, and money to be raised from various fund-raising pro- jects could realize another (200. Ottawa is expected to grant Mr. Ryan stated. Meals and accommodation for all participants will be pro- vided in private homes. Much of the lime will be spent tour- ing, visiting and engaging in cultural activities. Other funds, if available, would be used for a visit to Man and His World, an NHL hockey game, a cruise along the St. Lawrence River and Montreal harbor, war museum. Dow Planetarium, theatres and other attractions. Mr. Ryan reported ap- proaches for grants have been Morse code classes set PINCHER CREEK (Special) Preventive social services here will sponsor theory and Morse code classes for persons wishing to study in preparation for the amateur radio opera- tor's licensing examination. An instructor with the ad- vanced amateur licence will be available to give guidance to a class of five to 10 interested persons. The course is 'open to anyone, male or female, any age (the previous 15-year-old age re- striction has been lifted by the department of communications, Costs for the course will be to cover the textbook. Upon completion of the full course a refund of will be made. Contact preventive social ser- vices 627-3925. NOTICE THE LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL TILE WORKS LTD. are continuing operation! and will offer the luperb crafUmaiuhip and at In the post sixty yean. Our office and ihowroonu located at 325 8th Street South across from the Paramount Theatre MEMBER OF THE MONUMENT BUILDERS OF AMERICA THE MARK OF EXCELLENCf- 15% DISCOUNT ON ALL WINTER ORDERS OUR COURTESY CAR IS AT YOUR DISPOSAL made to the Lethbridge Elks Club, Lethbridge Optimist Club and Lethbridge Green Acres Kiwanis Club. OPEN SATURDAY I AQUARIUS (Jon. 2T.F.b, 19) HOROSCOPE FOR YOUR OWE TAX If you can't boor IB another return, h) H R BLOCK prepara ft for you. fort, eowtnlont, end guaranlMd ChnncM art will HVOI you w much Iroublryour whole future will be Optn door at BLOCK and let tU tun in. OUMAimt I Wo ICCiirtM jnfmUon II m you m Canodn'i Loront Tax With Ovor 4000 Offlwi In North Am.rlc. 815 THIRD AVE. SOUTH 9-9 WMKdayi, 9-5 Saturday 327-3712 AFfWNTMJNt PINCHER CHEEK (Special) The Chinook Health Unit will conduct the following well-baby clinics during February: FORT MACLEOD: Tuesday, Feb. 1, Health Unit Office, to p.m. PINCHER CREEK: Wednes- day, Feb. 2, Health Unit Office, to a.m. and to p.m. LUNDBRECK: Thursday, Feb. 3, Anglican Parish Hall, to p.m. CLARESHOLM: Thursday, Feb. 3, Elementary school, to p.m. COLEMAN; Tuesday, Feb. 8, United Church Hall, to a.m. and to p.m. PINCHER CREEK: Wednes- day, Feb. 9, Health Unit Office, to a.m. and to p.m. BLAIRMORE: Thursday, Feb. 10, Health Unit Office, to a.m. and to p.m. HILLCREST: Friday, Feb. 11, Credit Union Office to a.m. BELLEVUE: Friday, Feb. 11, Town Hall, 10 p.m. STAVELY: Monday, Feb. 14, elementary school, to p.m. FORT MACLEOD: Tuesday, Feb. 15, Health Unit Office, to p.m. PINCHER CREEK: Wednes- day, Feb. 16, Health Unit Of- fice, to a.m. and to p.m. CLARESHOLM: .Thursday, Feb. 17, .elementary school, to p.m. GRANTJM: Friday, Feb. 25, elementary school, to p.m. Fluoride tablets ore available upon request. Crosby and 10 of her students at Senator Rilcy High School, High River, put together their impressions of a visit to St. Mary's School on the Blood In- dian Reserve as follows: HIGH RIVER Our visit to St. Mary's came about aftec several class discussions on minority groups. Our class of 37 students ran Into such rtf.li statements from some of iu> members as "The majority of Indians are lazy, dirty, unmotivated and unre- liable." We decided to prove this con- clusion is based on myth, im- patience and misunderstand- ing. Hence our visit to St. Mary's. Contrary to what many unin- formed people might think, we did not find the Indian students are the same as we. There are differences big differences unavoidable dif- ferences disturbing differ- ences. With just a little tolerance though, these difierences are not ignored or overlooked, but -accepted for what they are, apologies or excuses. Differences are recognized and a two-way attempt is made to understand them. Yes, the cultures clash at times but what tolerance and a desire to understand havn accomplished is unbelievable. St Mary's school is the only school on a reserve in Canada which goes to Grade 12. Contact was made with Father Du- haime, the administrator of St. Mary's Blood Student Resi- dence. He immediately showed his Interest .by putting us in touch with Steve Shaw, the progres- sive principal and the young social studies teacher, Doug Watts, both of whom felt the project really had merit. Finally, the arrangements were completed for 10 girls to spend a week in residence at St. Mary's and attend classes at the school, followed by a a week's visit with nine St. Mary's girls and one braVe boy at High River where they would be billeted in private homes and attend classes at Senator Riley High. St. Mary's Is made up of a day and a residential school, covering all grades from pre- school to Grade 12, some 450 pupils in all. As we drove Into the grounds of the residence that first Mon- day evening, we were nervous and extremely apprehensive abut the thing and ac- tually wished we were back home. By the end of the week we were wishing we could stay much longer. That is how completely we were accepted. It is impossible to measure how much we gained or the value of the new friends we made but we came to a deeper understanding of many things. One thine which greatly im- pressed us was the relationship between the older students and the younger pupils. At St. Mary's we ate, slept, studied, rested and played with others ranging in age from five to 19 and found it to be a very natural and pleasant way of life. The little ones were extreme- ly warm and affectionate. At first, they would simply smile shyly as they peeked at us from behind doors or other friends. Soon, however, they -were in- viting us to visit them at meals, join them In their games and even sneak Into their rooms for a special good- night after the Sisters had put them to bed. The older students never seemed to exclude the younger and they, in turn, loved to in- clude the older. There seemed tobe a o! understanding, everyone seem- ed to make up a big family, where each accepted, respected and had genuine affection for the other. The congeniality of meal COUNTRY NEWS These Are The LetHbtldge Herald Correspondents in Your Area BLACKIE MRS. MARGARET MONTGOMERY P.O. Box 141 ENCHANT MRS. MARGARET DOKCHAK P.O. Box 1131 BARONS MRS. JUNi COWH..................P.O. Box 211 CROWSNEST PASS VIRN DECOUX.................. Control Contact thill poopto tar Dlltrlel w ClaMlfiod part of our experience. Meals were served cafeteria-style. Dinner might consist of soup and crackers, slew and a sim- ple dessert like bananas, topped off with milk that was really delicious or coffee for those who wanted it. On the last day of the visit, two of our students were taken on a tour of the modern kitchen by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gar- wood, the chef and his wife. Potatoes are peeled by ma- chine and boiled on an enor- mous stove shaped like a ket- tle. Bread, buns, pastries and cakes are baked in huge ovens able to hold 24 loaves of bread at one time. Frozen stuffs, Including meat, arc stored in large walk-in freezers. After a meal is served and students have cleaned and stacked their own plates, glasses, silverware, dishes and trays are all placed on a mov- ing belt, which runs into a huge dishwashing machine for hy- genie washing and scalding. The entire staff is made up of women from the reserve, and meal time was happy and fill- ing! It did appear that the boys and girls at St. Mary's do talk together in large groups as friends, much more than we do at our high school, where we tend to pair off and go steady. Most nigh schools today com- plain of lack of school spirit but this quality at St. Mary's is fan- tastic, partly due to the fact that it is a residential school and participation in sports is close to 100 per cent. Athletics begin in the fall with football and continue until spring when the high school rodeo is held. Everyone makes It to practises and the whole school is behind every sports event. The boys have a top-notch football team. These boys are really not built for the sport they are tall No school COALDALE (HNS) There will be no school for children attending Coaldale Schools Monday, Jan. 31. This day is being used for "teacher planning." and light, yet they are consis- tent winners. We did feel the girls on the reserve take a back scat in sport they don't seem to be given as much encouragement as the boys and they are sadly lacking in uniforms and travel assistance. One thing about St. Mary's, unlike many other federal In- dian schools, is that are relevant to the Indian cul- ture and way of life. In addition to industrial arts and home eco- nomics, bead oraft, Blackfoot 'language) and rodeo are all taught. Students stage their own rodeo in the spring. These St. Mary's students also have a marvellouc sense of humor but they are so kind about it! Where we tend to make jokee at the expense or embarrass- ment of other people, they are very careful to say "jokes" af- ter each crack so that no one would be offended. Learning things like that can be fun and valuable. Probably the most worth- while part of the whole ex- change occurred when the St. Mary's students came to live in our town. Then the effect of the exchange encompassed the whole school population of over 500. It showed its influence strong- ly in Psychology 20 as we sat, In sometimes tense discussion groups, daily, for 80 minutes and truly got to appreciate and understand one another. It spread to 10 homes where St. Mary's students were billet- ed and to the families living there, who suddenly realized that these Stood Indian teen- agers had the same hang-up: as their own kids. It spread to our Active 20-30 club members who invited us to their fort- nightly dinner meeting and were motivated to make plans lor the formation of a similar club on the reserve. The spirit of fellowship really spread on the final night when the girls had a gigantic slum- ber party, let down all the bar- riers and really confided in one another Project St. Mary's was ob- viously a smashing success! JmMry If THI LITHIRIMI HMAID Spur winter jobs with Taber grant TABER (HNS) A local incentives program grant has been awarded to the Town of Taber to provide 320 man- weeks of winter employment. Jobs are for carpenters, la- borers, cement finishers, truck drivers and equipment opera- tors. Toe grant was announced to town from the office of Hon. H. A. (Bud) Olson, MP for the Medicine Hat riding and minister of agriculture. Projects Included in the application cover improve ments at the community cen- tre complex, rodeo grounds, Cenotaph park, tot lot, baseball fields end parks, as well KK sidewalk replacement and crushing and stockpiling grav- el. Estimated cost of the pro- jects is including mate- rials required. Arrangements for complet- ing the indoor work at the com- munity centre will be without delay so the extra bor hired for the job will be available for the outside work when wanner weather arrives. NEED IT COOL Water temperatures above 77 degrees fahrenheit, it pro- longed, are fatal to brook trout. Legion clubhouse is dehl-free CRANBROOK (Special) Branch 24, Cranbrook Royal Canadian Legion, at its annual installation meeting, reported its eight-year-old city centre clubhouse is now free of debt. The licensed club has one of the largest banquet-meeting rooms in the city. Its active membership is at a peak 400-plus. Robert Foole succeeds two. year president George Shaw. Vice-presidents are Ed Raw- son, Hank Mayberry and Ed Loutit. The dub elected directors Joe Downey, George Jewitt, Don Pratt, Leon Cloarec, Rob- ert Crawford, Bud Abbott, Hsr- old Porter, John Langin and Lee Brown. Colin Anderson Is sergeant- at-arms. The ladies' auxiliary, whose efforts have done much toward paying off llie building debt, in- stalled Betty Wiznowich, presi- dent; Jean Kjenslad and Clara Green, vice-presidents; Helen Rawson, secretary; and Helen Neno, treasurer. Directors are Betty Smith, Vera Trower, Josie Elliot, Alict Nicol and Mabel Coburn. Sergeant-at-anns is Dorothy Young. Dr. Berger heads credit union TABER (HNS) Dr. Peter Bergen will head the Taber Sugar Makers Credit Union during im. Named vice-president was Earl N. Gedlaman. Director Allen D. West was appointed credit committee chairman. Other members are Herbert F. Taylor and Harlan G. Wad- dle. Clifford D. West is alter- nate. Five persons were admitted to membership bringing the to- tal to 143. Year-end assets stood just under Dividends paid on members' savings was 6.6 per cent. c SHAUGHNESSY HOTEL Pretenti Live Muiic by 'The Muskrats' p.m. B.E Goodrich SALE Help us reduce our inventory and save yourself plenty of money while your at it. These are genuine sav- ings so don't miss out. BF GOODRICH F70 AND G70 WHITE LETTER SUMMER TREAD BF GOODKICH OR 14 WHITEWAIL SUMMER TRIAD WIDE OVAL 32 Reg. up to 59.85 Now only, mounted BF GOODRICH H7U15 4 PlY WHITEWAIL SUMMER TREAD TRUCK TIRES 32M H. T. POLYESTER V HP GOODBICH OOODRICH POLYESTER FIMEGLASS BELTED WW TRACTION TIRE Ai Low 01 29.95 PURCHASE ON YOUR CHARCEX OR YOUR UNION 76 CREDIT CARD UNION 76 MAGRATH SERVICE Mayor Mag rath Drivt and 4th Ave. S Phone 328-9766 ;