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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta AUTUMN IN THE ORIENT Special "Expo 70" Wind-up Tour (described by many as greatest exhibition ever See for yourself at low charter prices. All inclusive 22 days. BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE U The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, July 25, 1970 PAGES 13 TO 24 J erry Jjlana 's A. E. CROSS 'photography WE TAKE GRAIN IN TRADE SEE THE. NEW SELECTION OF DURST ENLARGERS AND DARKROOM EQUIPMENT. i if You Ask Me By Jim Wilson 500 At Indian Days Celebrations J WIS H I had a membership in the Alberta Motor Association so I could cancel burn it. It must take some kind of a fiddle-brain to come up with the infantile suggestion that motorists shouldn't pick up hitchhikers just because a fuddy-duddy lost somewhere in the depths of an AMA office sub-base- ment thinks everyone on the road is a "drug addict" if his hair is long and he has the guts not to wear a suit. (By which, incidentally, I also infer anyone who equates use of innocuous drugs like marijuana and hashish with hard narcotics like heroin which is really addictive is pitifully I quite assure you only a fool travels as a hitch- hiker with grass or hash on him it's too dangerous and most drug users aren't fools. And most hitch- hikers, by the way, are NOT drug users. Unfortunately it is true that some over-zealous, non-thinking policemen would arrest first and ask questions much, much later if they stopped a car and found a bit of stuff in it. It's the Kent State Massacre (the FBI agrees it was a massacre) with a mouth instead of a gun. It's also the reason our police forces and the terrible reputation they do among most young people. But it would give the innocent motorist a first- hand look at the cop mentality (and not all policemen are cops, fortunately) that defines anything different as "un-American" (even in Canada) and believes har- assing hippies is next to godliness. And this does raise a question: why don't all policemen attempt to use some iota of common sense when dealing with drug situations? Too many of them are crusading for what their narrow and self-righteous minds have been ordered to believe. Unfortunately you're too often guilty until proven innocent if a cop says you are, particularly if you wear your hair longer than the force will'let him wear his. Indian Youth Indifferent To Traditional Camp Life By RIC SWIHART Staff Writer STANDOFF Indian camp life just isn't what it used to be. Ruth Little Bear, one of about 500 Indian people from Western Canada and north west United states camped at Standoff for the 4th Annual Kauiai Indian Days said "most Indians today live like most non Indians; whether they are at home or camping in their tents.. Mrs. Little Bear, who lives in a comfortable three bed- roomed home six miles south of Standoff enjoys the camp- ing life providing it is peaceful. "Now, as in the days when camp life was the only way of life for the Indian, camping is made comfortable for all mem- bers of the family, which is one of the main reasons many still carry on the traditions with teepees and tents. "The biggest change in camp life is the attitude of the young generations toward the tradi- tional beliefs of the Indian re- garding behavior in a camp. "The youngsters of today don't know half of how to be- have in a teepee." She said the arrangement of articles the most a lodge used to be important part of camp life, centering on re- ligious items which were hung from a pole directly opposite the entrance. "Items like the Medicine Pipe, the Horn Society Head Dress and Beaver Bundles are supposed to be hung from the pole, with the ceremonial -and cooking campfire formed with a circle of stones in the centre of the teepee. "Nobody is supposed to cross the imaginary line between the campfire and the pole with the religious items. The abysmal ignorance that assumes people with long hair are unpleasant, smelly, criminal, uneducated drug users and communists to boot is the same form of intolerant and inexcusable bigotry that causes race riots in the United States. And it's starting to cause campus riots today. Short-haired people would have looked like vain and puerile fools a few hundred years they look a bit abnormal today to those who like their hair long. But the long-haired individuals tolerate people with short hair, and don't stare at them, and don't call them names or assume they are dirty or ignorant, be- cause the long-haired people know they'd be bigoted, presumptuous, childish and rude if they did. Yes, it is b i g o t r y. And unfortunately there are many bigots of this kind in the ranks of businessmen, schools, labor forces, the military, parents and in our police forces and our courts. I wish I had a dollar for every time some bigoted cop arrested a kid just because he had long hair and looked or dressed differently from the cop's es- tablishment-ordered norms. I wish I had another dollar for every time a bigot- ed magistrate or judge has been snide about how someone wore his hair in court, or was much harsher than was intelligent in his treatment of someone with long hair. If I had all those dollars I'd make them a multi- million dollar fund to find a definition of what a "hip- pie" is, why everyone with longer than average hair is thought to be a hippie and just what is so horren- dous about being a hippie anyhow. If peace and love and not going to war are wrong (and I think these are the ideals most people called hippies TRY to follow) then there's something awful- ly wrong with this world. Pick up a hitchhiker and find out how pleasant he or she is, and don't let a bunch of ignorant bogey-man stories spread by bigoted 17th-hand sources get the better of your common sense. Indian Co-Ops Board Members To Be Selected STANDOFF (Staff) Thi second annual meeting of the Federation of Southern Alberta Indian Co-operatives wrapped up Friday with a new twist for election of the board of direc tors. Wayne Wells, director FSAIC said the federation was hoping to elect the board a the meeting but decided a bet- ter representation would be achieved if the board of direc- tor for the six existing co-op- eratives in south Alberta woulc select one person for the par- ent board. "When the people from the co-opera lives are selected, sometime before September, they will become the board of directors for he said. The federation is the control- ling body for a bus and cattle co-op on tile Blackfot Reserve at Gleichen, a bus and 'handi- craft co-op at Brocket and a Pus and cattle co-op at Stand- off. Mr. Wells said FSAIC has been notified a co-operatives development officer, retained by the co-operative activities branch of the Alberta depart- ment of hitman resources in Edmonton, has been assigned to Fort Macleod. "The assignment came about through a recommendation by the federation following diffi- culties in the past to get as- sistance when it was he said1. "Before, when a problem arose, because of a eammuni cations problem, assistance was often received too late U do any good for the oops. "Now with the office open in Fort Macleod, the help will bi readily available when it i needed." He said the man will help with books, auditing accouni and setting up oaurees dealing with the operation of co-cpera- Mves, as well as giving advice Victor Jenssen, head of re- search and development of the agriculture department for the Alberta human resources jranch told1 the ;he progress of t h e co-opera- tives in southern Alberta was satisfactory. He reminded them that nany services were available o the member co-ops which were not being used and they may be needed, to assure the smooth operating of the co-op- eratives. Art New, staff member for the Council of Social Affairs, which also contributes money 'o the federation, told the greup lie council is supporting the >ntire reserve through assist- nce to the co-operatives. "Today, the young people come and go within the lodge as they please." She said many of the teepees owned by older people still place the sleeping quarters in the proper position, with the owner of the lodge sleeping to the right of the religious items and the girls of the family next to them. On the other side of the tee- pee, places are cleared for the rest of the family to sleep. "Another reason for no: crossing the imaginary line is the incense board, which is used for praying. "The owner of the lodge clears away some fresh coals from the fire and lights some sweet grass on the board, plac- ed between the fire and the items on the pole." She said with the coming of :he white man, the living liabits of the Indian changed. "Before, the Indian had to hunt 'or his own food, living basical- y on meat. "When the white man first came, the Indian adopted the gun, ammunition, the knife, sugar and tea, with the rest of his innovations coming later. "One of the last things to be picked up was flour." She said with the adoption of the white man's way of eating, the diet of the Indian changed. Now, the Indian eats the same food as the white men but tt j art of cooking in the tradi- tional method is still being handed down by most mothers. "I can prepare an Indian meal but now it is a treat be- cause it is more time consum- ing and therefore prepan less. "Before, with the staple foe source the buffalo, about that was discarded was tt hoof of the animal. "The hides were used make shelters and clothin with most of the meat slicet and dried. "The liver and kidneys mos RESIDENTIAL COOLING SYSTEMS CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1242 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-3388 Whoop-Up Gates Previous Record 1969 1970 Monday (1964) Tuesday (1969) Wednesday (1969) Thursday (1968) Friday (1966) Saturday (1966) This year's total attendance Record six-day attendance (1966) PHONE IM' EAT Tantalizing Chinese Food Lotus Sunshine Fried Chicken Delivered to your door steaming hot. No extra charge for orders over Juit Call 327-0240 or 327-2297 I ATI If I 1 1 I 1 L V I U J from CPR Depot Optn Weekdays 7 a.m. 1 a.m. Sunday! 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Henry Waack At Klondike Days Lethbridge registered musi teacher Henry Waack returned this week to Edmonton's Mac Donald Hotel as one of the MOVING? CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES featured performers during Klondike Days. Mr. Waack, a pianist, wi! appear up to Aug. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. daily He performed at the Mac Donald during the 1969 annua exhibition. Correction Linda Akitt, Barons 4-H club won first place in the Barons club results at the recent re- gional 4-H show and sale, held in Lethbridge. A previous re- port in The Herald had shown Miss Akitt's name as Almett. QUALITY RUG CLEANING AT NO EXTRA COST BENJAMIN'S CLEANERS-TAILORS 317 10th Street S. PHONE 3J7-5771 ly were eaten raw, with som of the blood kept for pourin into the intestines for a late meal of boiled blood sausage. She said another dish pre- pared with the blood of the buffalo is blood soup. This dessert is prepared with a mix of Wood and flour boiled wit meat broth. Sugar was adds later, to taste. When the meat was cut, th small pieces would be driec and roasted. They would be pounded into fibre, mixed wit drippings, berries and suga and kept in a leather pouch 'We call it pemmican, and a] ;hough it is not the best, it was a method of keeping the fooers on a roulette wheel.. B when the crowds are good the rill usually be a small thron milling around in front. The attraction is the pitd man. He prefers to be calle concessionaire, but in essenc je's a pitchman. His job is to use the lure o. ree merchandise and his spei tading spiel to gather a crowd )nce he has them he must con fince them the assortment ilankets, lighters, cameras, cu ery and other items (all sma nough to carry) he is sellin are bargains. A typical performance is ivo-man operation. 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