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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD Monday, July 30, 1973 Indian cultural program RICK ERVIN photo South crops A definite hay shortage caused by drought condi- tions similar to 1931, according to many older farmers, has brought out the forage harvester because it can put up six to seven tons per hour, equal to a day's work under traditional methods. More farmers are installing an elec- tric fence around grain fields, allowing them to put their cattle in to graze crops too short to harvest properly, saving on livestock feed costs. Motel operator angry about dust An angry motel operator has asked the city to reim- burse her for revenue she lost because of sand blasting at a new hotel next door. Mrs. Marion Nelson who operates the Chinook Motel on Mayor Magrath Drive asks city council in a letter, "Would any of you gentle- men rent a room 40 fee.t away from a sand She says she has saved a bag of dust gathered from the motel's window sills, "which you are welcome to inspect, and judge from that what the inside looked like." The blasting took place for four days between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Heidelburg House, Mrs. Nelson says. She says the motel lost a TmnhnnTn of In her letter she only asks "how and where" she can be reimbursed but she told The Herald Friday she believed it was the city's responsibi- lity because it granted the necessary permits. School building freeze creates no problems here The freeze on school con- struction in Alberta is not creating any great hardships in Lethbridge, says M. V. Crumley, secretary treasur- er of Lethbridge School Dis- trict No. 51. Mr. Crumley was com- on rtriiiprfcs TTMTO? 211 Calgary Friday by Education Minister Lou Hyndman, who said that local school boards would have to find the solu- tions to problems created by the construction cut Widespread busing need not resul, Mr. Hyndman bad said. Although about stu- dents in Lethbridge are bused to school, Mr. Crum- ley said, there would be no justification for building schools in one area when va- cancies exist in schools in other areas. Tin Lethbridge district has a capacity of 8.300, and only students will be enrolled jthis faU. Tourist bureau traffic increases by 40 per cent Lethbridge tourist bureaus have served 40 per cent more persons this year than in 1972, figures through July 15 show. The two bureaus, at Hen- derson Lake and the main booth at the west entrance to Lethbridge, had registered 10.743 people through the middle of July, an increase over last year of more than registrations. To this date last year tourists were registered. An increase has also been New Horizons grants given Two senior citizens' groups in Southern Alberta have been awarded grants under the federal government's New Horizons program. The Blairmore Senior Citi- zens CKib was awarded 953 for a senior citizens' cen- tre. A grant of was fivo to the Belle-Crest Sen- ior Citizens of BeQevue. seen in the number of vehi- cles stopping at the bureaus. So far, 3.701 have been regis- tered, compared with 2.460 by the same date in 1972. Included in this total were 422 more out of province ve- hicles, 2.361 this year com- pared with 1139 last year. Missing girl may be out of province A 17-year-oW Wilmington, Delaware, girl missing from her grandfather's trailer at Henderson Lake campground since July 23 may be in Brit- ish Columbia. Police suspect that Sandra Greer may have hitchhiked into that province. She is de- scribed as having long brown hair, brown eyes, and a s3ender buDd. She vas tot seen blue jeans with a heavy leather belt, and a short sleeve, bare-midriff sweater. Landlord-tenant board set to go by mid-August The Landlord Tenant Ad- visory Bcsrd is expected to be in operation in the city by mid-August The board bas had an orga- nizational meeting and will probably call a public meet- ing in August to enable peo- pte to meet its five members and to explain its purposes O 7i c e sot up it will deal with complaints from both landlords and tenants and give advice on bow to deal with problems that arise in rental Sieve Wild, who has been named chairman of the board, said today 90 per cent of complaints received by landlord tenant bodies Calgary and Edrronton arc simply misunderstandings re- 5uJHns from of 'knowl- edge of landlord tenant law set oat in the Landlord Ten- ants Act. Tbe Calgary board gets about 900 calls a mOTth, he said, and these can be broken down irto five categories. The biggest area of com- plaints relate to damage de- posits, a close second is the grsir.ij of notice followed by breaking a lease, landlord failure to make repairs and miscellaneous. "Our biggest job will be ed- said Mr. Wild. Based on tne experience in other cities, we rrocct to get about four complaints a day, he added. The board plans to distrib- ute a package containing sug- gested standard lease and carnage forms, a complaint form, and copies of the Land- lord Tenant Act and Public KsalUi Act to landlords in the ci'y This material can then be passed on to tenants when a rental agreement is msdc. Tbe board vriB have a phone number listed under Landlord Tenant Advisory Board and will have an office as well as a secretary to do the leg work. The board is made of volunteers appoinled by city council. Menrjers an- Mr. Wild, manager of Credit Ser- vices m Lethbridge, Mrs. E. I. Hazard, a retired bank employee, Herbert Marquard- son, a semi-retired city busi- nessman, Mrs. Betrv Waldern, a city businesswoman and Joe Mould, a teacher at the Letbbridge Collegiate Insti- tute. Mr. Wild said the board will likely meet once or iwicc a month to hear complaints. and deal with them He said the board bas not yet decid- ed whether or not these meet- ings wQi be ptibfic. Natosapi centre adds more courses By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer The Natosapi Continous Learning Centre on the Blood Reserve is projecting a fall calendar of 23 different cours- es including additional Indian cultural programs. Another feature of the fall calendar is the provision for students to take more than one course each semester. Leo Fox, counsellor co- ordinator for Natosapi, says limited classrooms and in- structors during 1972 prevent- ed the centre from design- ing a schedule that would al- low a student to take more than one course. But this year, students will be able to take up to three courses per semester. During 1973, the centre reg- istered 259 adult students in the age range of 25 to 55 years old in classes emphas- izing education upgrading. Although the centre will be offering a greater variety of courses this fall, Mr. Fox says he "would be satisfied if the same number of students" registered this year as at- tended classes in the pre- vious year. INTEREST HIGH "Interest was good and the centre could be described as being quite successful during the past Mr. Fox claims. Adult education upgrading courses ranged from basic English to Mathematics and were designed to improve the standard of education of peo- ple who had never taken or had failed subjects, in the junior high school and high school curriculum. Some were able to study in credit cours- es to obtain a high school diploma. The basic English program was one of the most popular courses among older people on the reserve, but -it may soon be dropped from the curriculum because "we're running out of illiterate peo- ple." says Mr. Fox. The course during the spring semester this year had an enrolment of 12 stu- dents, mostly between the ages of 60 and 65 years old. It was quite an experience for them to learn to write out their signature instead of just marking an X, be re- calls. CULTURAL COURSE The first Indian cultural course was added to the Natosapi curriculum last February under the course Area native centres get grants The native friendship cen- tres of Pincher Creek and Lethbridge have both receiv- ed operating grants from the federal government, Secretary of State Hugh Faulkner has announced. The grants are part of 47 awarded across the country totalling The operating funds are re- ceived under the Migrating Native People's Program the Citizenship Branch of the Secretary of State De- partment and the federal commitment permits centres to undertake long range planning with a measure of fi- nancial security, Mr. Faulk- ner said. Friendship centres bold so- cial and cultural activities, provide newcomers with) personal counselling on ad- justing to city life and inform UK non-native community of the special needs of migrating native people, be added. 5 firemen promoted Fix-e members of the Leth- bridge Fire Department have been promoted. The firemen promoted arc Lient. Edward Kurtz to the fire prevention bureau as fire inspector, Capt. James Mc- Keima to the position of train- ing officer, Lieut. Clarence to the rank of cap- tain. Willatts to the rank of lieutenant, and fire lighter, tost ciass John Ster- enbcrg promoted to Ibe raak of lieutenant heading "Blackfoot language and History." The centre didn't expect the response toward the course to be as overwhelming as it was during the first term, however, because of its suc- cess it will be offered again this fall along with an ad- vanced Blackfoot language course. The course was especially popular among non-Indians with 23 of the 28 students being non-Indian. All courses taught at the Natosam centre are open to non-Indians and many house- wives, business people, and teachers took advantage of the opportunity to better un- derstand the Indian culture. In addition to the Blackfoot language courses, Natosapi hopes to offer a Plains Indian Music and Dance course, to be taught by knowledgable people from the Blood res- erve, and Indian arts courses to be taught by Indian art- ists. Mr. Fox is hoping to obtain the services of Indian artists Gerald Tailfeathers and Ev- erett Socp who he says will be able to teach the students how to express more of them- selves in their art rather than just draw or paint pictures. The Natosapi Continuous Learning Centre will still of- fer Junior High School and High School courses for adults this fall with the addition of typing, business management, bookkeeping, shorthand, home maintenance and automotive repair courses, if student in- terest warrants them. The centre administration also hopes to offer university full-credit courses in the near future, says Mr. Fox. Linguistics, psychology and sociology are some of the pos- sible university fields of study he mentioned. The objective of the Nato- sapi Learning Centre is to re- tain and revitalize the Indian culture while upgrading the standard of education among adults on the reserve. To maintain provincial ac- creditation of courses, the centre has maintained a working relationship with the Lsthbridge Community College and the University of Lethbridge. Indian youths to travel east Twenty youths from the Blood and Peigan reserves were to arrive in Gaspe, Que. during the weekend under the banner of the Young Voya- geur Program, a Canadian culture exchange program. The 10 boys and 10 girls, all high school students, will be living in the homes of co- operating Gaspe residents for the next two weeks and will be returning home Aug. 11. The objectives of the Young Voyageur Program are to provide young Cana- dians with an opportunity to meet, know, and develop a closer understanding of Cana- dians living and working in other regions of Canada, to introduce them to the geog- raphy of Canada and to en- able them to see for them- selves the industrial politi- cial, educational, cultured and artistic advancement of an- other province. Early in July, twenty stu- dents from Niagara Falls, Ont. spent two weeks on the Blood and Peigan reserves under the Young Voyageur Program to better understand Indian culture and life on the reserves. The Niagara Falls students attended Indian barbecues and dances, hiking and fish- ing trips and cultural games. They were also shown bow to set up a teepee and were guests at an Indian rodeo. All-risk crop insurance available for fall rye Fall rye crops will be in- surable under "all risk" crop insurance pro- gram in 1974. The Alberta Hail and Crop Insurance Corporation re- ports farmers can insure up to per bushel for the next rye crop. Spring wheat, oats, bariey, rapeseed and flax are al- ready insurable. Farmers intending to seed fall rye this year for harvest next summer must declare intentions not later than Aug. 31 under the program's regulations. Seeding must be completed by Sept. 15 and the total acre- age seed reported to the cor- poration not more than 10 af- ter seeding. In Southern Alberta In 1971, farmers planted 111.298 acres of rye. That was almost half the provincial total of 249.- 446 acres. Farmers have again been reminded to have a corpora- tion inspection of any insured field prior to plowing down or turning cattle into a drought-affected crop. Without a corporation in- spection, no payment can be made under the insurance program. New soft drink bottling plant under construction A new soft drink bottling facility is under construction in Leihbridge and should h> ia full operation by the fall, owner Cornells Wiskerke said Monday. Tbe plant, on 2nd Ave. N. across from Centre Village MaH, will employ five people. Mr. Wiskerke accepted de- velopment incentive offers from the Department of Re- gional Economic Expansion for construction of the bai- ting plant. Minister Don Jamaeson said the offer is based on a rate of 15 per cent of the approved Handgun Club meeting set Handgun enthusiasts are in- vited to a mev'jg at the Letbbridge and District Fish am? Game Association range south of OK city at 7 p.m. Tuesday Final organizational at- rangements wiH be made for toe cxob. capital costs, estimated at plus for each job created. The only other firm in the prairie provinces to accept the government offer was Oxtom Products of Altona Lid. of Winnipeg. Tbe offer of approximately for a new tractor cab manufac- tnring plant is expected to create an estimated 68 jobs. Fababean plot lour planned A tour of farm fababean lest plots in Southern Aiber- ta will be held Tuesday. The fababean. formerly called borsebean. 5s a new crop Jo Wertern Canada which, if grown successfully, will provide an alternate protein supplement to soyabeans and rsneseed meal. The tour will leav; tfce Provincial ion Building at 9th Street aad 3rd Aveooe N. iA ;