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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 'JOIN THE FUN' AT THE C.N.E. in Toronto. Special departure from Calgary Aug. 16lh. Limited space. AIR FADE ONLY RETURN ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 32B-3201 The Lethbndge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberta, Friday, July 21, 1972 PAGES 11 TO 22 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4lh AVE. S. PHONE 328-71J1 "Do you have a spare pair of glasses for holiday INDIAN ENCAMPMENT Just over half the teepees that were set up Thursday during Ihe first day of Kainai Indian Days at Standoff were up af the time Herald photographer Bill Groenen took this picture. About 60 teepees housing some 500 Indians were up at sunset. Indian Days, open to the public, continues through Sunday. No, it's not an Indian uprising Dy IIUDY IIAUGENEDER Ilcrald Staff Writer STANDOFF, It looks lik 1072 instead of 1972. From the top of nearby hills the scene below looked like th war chiefs of all the Plains Indians were on hand for giant pow-wow. In reality, it was Thursday the year was 1972, and the firs day of the fifth annual Kaina Indian Days on the Blood re- serve was under way. Throughout the day, Indians from all over North America' west arrived to set up at leas 60 teepees and a similar num ber of more conventional tents And more teepees will en circle the ceremonial centre o the encampment in the nex three days. At least 500 Indians were camped here by lat Thursday. Although the majority of tee pees housed natives from the Blackfoot Nation- centred in southern Alberta and Montana incoming vehicles bore New York, New Mexico, Arizona Washington and Oregon licence plates. Low hanging clouds and constant drizzle that broke into steady rainfall by everjnf hampered activities. Traditional Indian dances which were to begin in the late afternoon were postponed to the Kainai Sports Centre today. The Indian dancers fearec the downpour would ruin o r damage their intricately-beaded and dyed costumes. The tree-sheltered encamp- ment's central dance area wasn't used except by dozens of children scampering around to the tune of tape-recorded tom-toms. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 PHARMACY FACTS FROM O. C. STUBBS With all of the talk about em- physema, it mr.y be a good idea to talk for R moment about chronic bronchitis, which is often the forerunner of crippling d i s ease. A "bron- tfchus" is an air 1 tube leading t down into the Plungs, "bronchi" ij being the plural J of this word. ____JAnd when the Greek suffix "itis" is added, the word "bronchilis" means an inflam- ation of these air lubes. Chron- ic bronchitis creates excess mucus, continual cough- ing brings up as and breathing becomes more difficult. If this condition is, or has been present for three months or more, please con- sult your doctor and discuss the situation with him. He may hnve suggestions lo help you stop smoking if he finds Lhat you need to do so. Merc at your friendly phar- macy (Slubbs, of course) we're always glfid to give you free prescription delivery. Just cull us at 320-S512, nnd we'll be glnd lo go inlo notion for you immcdinlely! Open daily a.m. lo p.m. Kumhiys nnd Holidays 12 noon lo p.m. The same fate befell the Blood administration and coun- cil planned benefit rodeo earlier in the afternoon. Long or braided hair, head- bands, jeans and cowboy boots were the attire for the day. But rain or no rain, today's activities will come off, said Richard Mills, an Indian Days organizer. Activities began this morn- ing with the handing out food rations to all camper both Indian and white. All f cilities and activities are beta provided free of charge. The professional all-Indl New legislation expected for the mentally retarded By JOE MA Herald Slaff Writer The provincial government may introduce new legislation this fall to recognize the rights of the mentally retarded to op- portunities for education, treat- Tien t and work, says Aubrey Teal, executive director of the Alberta Association for the Mentally Retarded. The existing acl, The Men- tally incapacitated Persons Act, does not provide enough pro- tection for the menially re- arded, Mr. Teal said in an nterview. He said the Lougheed gov- ernment is "one of the most irogressive governments" in >roviding care fer the mentally retarded. "This year, we will double IUT accommodation for mental y retarded with government he said. "The existing eight community residences in he province, which provide ac- ommendation to slightly under 00 mentally retarded people, vill be increased to 19 by the nd of this year, providing ac- ommodalion to more than 00." The association's adult train- ng facilities are also expand- ing with government support, e said. There are now two adult cenlres in the prov- ncc Sunrise Ranch in Coal- ale and Advance Industries in :algary. We are developing three more adult training ilr. Teal said. "Two of them re already under construction, 1 Lloydminister and Grande 'rairie, and will be opened hortly. The plan to build an- ther in Medicine Hat has been pproved, and work is expcct- i to commence shortly after e New Year." Mr. Teal said the assoc'n- on's position is lhat mentally etarded people "have equa ghts as other residents of the rovince." "This year has been one of the best years for our associa- he said. "But there are still many mentally retarded people who are not receiving any help at all because there are net enough schools, train- ing centres and community residences." There are 16 schools for the mentally retarded in the prov- ince operated by the associa- tion, another four operated by regular school boards, provid- ing education up to Grade 6 level few mentally re- tarded people can leam beyond Grade Mr. Teal said) to children. think we need twice the number of schools if all men- tally retarded children in the province can have an oppor- tunity to he said. Despite the fact that accom modation for mentally retardec people will be doubled by tl end of this year, "we think a other 400 rooms (at communii residences) are h said. Mr. Teal said the govemme is aware of the need to do mor for the mentally retarded, hope they will introduce ne< legislation this he sai "They didn't do it at the la legislature." "In addition to recognizin the rights of the mentally r tarded, the association fee new legislation should also pr vide protection against the vi timization of the mentally he said. New community residence being developed include four i Calgary, one in Medicine Ha and one in Drumheller. Constable brave police official say A Brocket ECMP special con stable was cited for bravery Thursday after he single- landedly persuaded a Brocke man who went on a shooting rampage with a .303 rifle to surrender. A Pincher Creek ECMP ofti cial said Special Constable Jim Swag displayed great courage when he convinced a man who iilled a dog and fired severa imes into an occupied home ,o give himself up. RELIEVES GAS PAINS 1970 TOYOTA Clean Unit 1970 MAVERICK Automatic, Radio 3 VW CAMPERS Models Priced From RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. 3rd Ave. and 14th St. 5. Sold 376-4539 Car Lot 329-4356 Oxfam organizing here (Mam-Canada, an interna- tional development agency, hopes lo organize a volunteer action committee in Lethbridge lo raise funds and to inform people of Ihe needs and prob- lems of developing nations. Daly dc Gagne, (Mam's Al- bcrla representative, is to be in Lcllibridge in early August to make initial contracts in the community. EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR MIKE HANZEL 317 7th STREET SOUTH LEROY'S PLUMBING t GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 321-1403 HCMP reported the mai fired into the house owned b Minnie No Chief because h believed his 17-year-old siste was being held inside agains her will. His sister later denie< that to be the case. "Following the shooting spree the man ran into a field where he threatened to shoot aryom who came near and pointed the rifle at his own head. "Special Constable Swag knew the man well and was able to approach him, calm him down and convince him to hand over the said the RCMP official. Dwight Provost, 21, of Broc ket was arrested and with criminal negligence and dangerous use of a firearm and was' scheduled lo appear in court later today. Theft investigated City police are investigating the theft of cash and a chain saw valued at about from the Alb's Chalmers super sales and service facility, 214 31st St. N. The Wednesday night entry vas gained through an open rear door and the money was akcn from an unlocked safe, :ity police offical said. INDIA SELF-SUFFICIENT The Indian government hns topped all concessional food rain imports from Ihe United llnlcs from Jan. 1. India pro- luccd n record of almost 108 nlllion tons of food groin in 370-71, making that, country elf sufficient for the first me. Indln expects lo produce bout 113 million Ions tills year. rodeo began at 1 p.m. at the rodeo grounds beside the camp. By late Thursday the rodeo grounds were oozing wilh liquid muck. At 4 p.m. a celebration meal will be provided all visitors. The traditional dancing chicken dance, whoop dance and others done by both adults and young people will be held in the Kainai Sports Centre. Although not tradition- al, the indoor seats of the arena should provide consider- ably more comfort than the soggy ground. Similar activities are planned on Saturday and wraps-up Sunday noon. Sunday's highlight is a par- ade with various tribes all par- ticipating. The Indian Days celebrations will be followed within the next week or two by the Sun Dance, considered one of the most im portar.t Blackfoot religicus cer emonies. County council baiks at secrecy By GllEG McINTYBE ilcrald Slaff Writer County of Lelhbridge council has decided for the time being against selling a policy on what kinds of business should be dis- cussed confidenlially. Council turned down a pro- posal from councillor Henry Nummi thai the news media and the public be excluded I Irom discussion of all "person- al business." Instead, council will abide by th e Municipal Government .A.rt which says by passing a resolu- tion council can go into com- millee at any time to deal with such sensitive issues as behav- ior o[ staff. Bob Grant, assistant cecret- ary-lreasurer for the county, County supports school complaints Counly of Lelhbridge coun is willing to get behind c izcns with complaints again county schools, says Hee Dick Papworth. "The very few incompete teachers we have in our schoo and the complaints from pa cnts regarding these teachers the reeve said in his month report to council, "is somethin lhat bothers me greatly." Councillors said it is difficu to fire teachers for incompe en.ce because of tenure sions which the Alberta Teac ers' Association had successfi ly lobbied for inclusion in t Alberta School Act. "With the surplus of leache now, we should be staffing o Accident victim critical Four persons were injured, one critically, and dam- age resulted, in two overnight car accidents. Lance Plummer, of Ana- leim, Calif., remained in criti- cal condition this morning at St. Michael's General Hospital with head injuries he received during a two-car collision at .he intersection of 5th Ave. and 2Ist St. shortly after 1 a.m. :oday. A passenger in Hie Plummer car, Jessie Cena of Whitier, Calif., was reported in satisfac- .ory condilion at St. Michael's. Further information concern- ng the men's injuries was not available. City police report Ronald Kerner, 21, of Taber, the driver and sole occupant of the other car involved in the accident escaped without injury. A total of damage and wo slight injuries resulted whsn cars driven by Dol M. Lee, 1100 llth St. N. and Reed 1018 15th St. N. col- ided at the intersection of 12th it. C N. and 10th Ave. A police official reported both njuries were slight, and im- mediate medical treatment was ot required. schools with nothing but t] Mr. Papworth said his report. "If you have complaints th you feel are justified and not receive a safisfacotry a swer from your school prini pal or superintended, do n hesitate to contact any memb of your school committee. Councillor Jim Nicol is chai man ot the council school com mitlee. "They are elected to see your schools function proper Councillors support conservation Concern for conservation h'a stayed, at least temporarily road on the west side of th the destruction of trees along Sunnyside elementary schoo located northeast of Lelhbridge County council has balked a recommendation from its con struction foreman that th trees should be removed. The foreman's suggestion, re- layed to council through assis tant secretary-treasurer Bo Grant, was that (he tree should be eliminated becaus ihey altracl bothersome snow drifts in winter and obstruc drainage ditches in summer. Reeve Dick Papworth an councillor Jim Nicol, both self wofessed "tree calle whoah. They said Hie mailer de- serves more sludy. New street lamp A street lamp will be erectei on the block south of the Coal Hirst elementary school ant lalf a block from a water tower Councillor Jim Nicol put the case for the slreet light before he County of Lelhbridge coun cil. DINING EVERY SUNDAY! EXCELLENT FOOD if GRACIOUS SERVICE SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MENU DINNER MUSIC 6 to 8 p.m. DINE and DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT "The Charades" 8 TO 12 P.M. NO COVER CHARGE H TM cui TiuomoN or WRTOIN i and we will certainly endeavor lo see that the problem is solv- ed lo Ihe satisfaction of all con- Mr- Papworlh wrole. Council discussed a number of past silualions that involved disputes over the behavior of counly leachers. said in light of the municipal acl, it seemed senseless for council to set policy. The debate followed unfavor- able reaction from councillors Nummi anl Oilo Wobick lo a slory in The Herald last month reporting council consideration of overtime pay for public works staff. Mr. Kummi felt Ihe slory em- barrassed Ihe slaff involved by making public their salaries. Mr. Wobick objected to his vole on the issue being publi- cized. "They could discriminate agsinsl us if they had it in for us." lie said of Ihe employees whose pay council was discuss- ing. Councillors John Murray and Jim Nicol, however, felt there was nothing in the newspaper report that should have been kept from the public. Heeve Dick Papworth said there is a "fine line" between what should and shouldn't be discussed confidentially and the line is difficult to draw. Back to the farm with council okay County of Lethhridge council has overturned a decision by its development officer and al- lowed a city resident to put two dwellings on a 4S-acre property within a mile east of Lethbridge. The development officer had ruled that the property was a "small holding" and therefore not entitled to contain more than one dwelling for ICO acres or less. Council, arguments by owner Thomas however, acccpled lawyer for Crighton lhat the land was agricultural and therefore not restricted to only one dwelling. The land is in a relatively expensive zone just outside city limits called (R-l) rural- future industrial. The counly development offi- cer rejected a n application from Mr. Crighlon to move a second house onto the roperty. Lawyer Vaughn Hembroff appealed the refusal. Mr. Hembroff argued lhat Mr. Crighton and his son desired to get out of their truck business in Lethbridge and start a small farm. While the 4G-acre property was too small to supply farm livelihood for the father and son, it was nevertheless a farm, Mr. Hcmbroff said. The father and so hoped to [earn enough aboul agriculture from the small operation to someday buy more land and get into farming entirely, he said. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL. BLDG. PHONE 337-2822 Mr. Hembroff conceded that since the two families would not derive their livelihood from Ihe land, they did not expect to qualify for tax exemptions as a farm. Mr. Crighton senior had al- ready moved his house out to the property before he realized there might be difficulties mov- ing his son's house loo, said the lawyer. "A real hardship has been posed by this refusal." Mr. Hembroff said "it's un- usual today for people to go from the city back to the farm. You people, many of you com- ing from rural backgrounds, realize the desirability of pro- tecting the family farm." WESTBEND 36 CUP PARTY PERK Ideal for offices, shops, elc. Colors: Poppy, Avocado, Harvest Gold. Regular 22-95 WHOOP-UP SPECIAL IS'95 Call Housewdres 327-5767 DOWNTOWN CAMM'S WEEKEND SANDAL SPECIALS! CORK SANDALS Tan, While, and THE TEEN RAGE 4 and 5 EYELET By Miss Oomptici, and Eorthlings. In Brown Suede, Wallaby Suede, wilh the new lug sole. Just Arrived! New Shipment of CHILDREN'S SAVAGE SHOES Sizes 5-8, 814 to 12, ond 1214 to 4. A now 1 tono suede and wot look. Tics in navy (collier, brown leather, mutli color suede. Bonnie Stuart Toddlon Just Arrived! A New Shipment of Ladles' SAVAGE WHITE DUTY OXFORDS In siies 6 lo 10, AAA, AA, and B wirhhs, wilh chrome leather soles. OPEN FRI. NITE TIL 9 P.M. CAMM'S 403 5lh Slreol S. SHOES ;