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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE inHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Juris 1, 1972 Scots concert easy listening By GARRY ALLISON Herald Slatf Wrilcr "Two Draw Dennis Clancy and Arthur Spink, came on like a breath of Scotland before a capacity crowd of 600 at the LDS Stake House last evening. Ably assisted by Lethbridgites, piper John Gilchrist and dancers from the Moline-Ramage Dan- cing School, Clancy and Spink had the audience singing and clapping along through the 2Vi- hour show. Clancy, an easy to listen to baritone, sang songs ranging from the traditional Scots bal- lads and marching songs to his stirring rendition of "My Way." He even did some "rebel" songs as he sang "Danny Boy" and a few other Irish hits, but it was Scots songs like "The Road and the lilies to Dundee" thti pleased Ihe crowd the most. Accordionist Arthur Spink, be- sides supplying superb backup for Clancy's songs, won the ap- proval of the crowd as he play- ed some of the best-like ac- cordion tunes. His fingers roomed the keys at will as he set the gathering clapping along with the "Flying Scotsman" and then he held them spell-bound through the haunlingly beautiful "Dark Is- land." The pair had the emotions of the crowd going from one extreme to Uie olher as they rollicked through "You Canna Throw a Piece Out a 20-Storey Flat" and then brought tears to many a home-sick eye with "The Northern lights of Old Piper John Gilchrist, who also played the accompaniment for the dancers, joined Spink on stage for a moving rendition of the current favorite "Amaz- ing The proceeds from the slww will go to Uie Scots mission of Uie LDS Church in Dundee, of which Clancy is a member. Master of ceremorjes for the evening was Alec Allison. Service station was guilty of Indian discrimination A Magrath service station dealer has been found guilty of discriminating against Indians by the Alberta Human Rights Athletic grants announced Athletic grants from the fed- eral department of health and welfare have been announced for six southern Alberta sports figures. Bud Olson, federal minister of agriculture, made the an- nouncement on behalf of John Munro, minister for the spon- soring department. The grants range In value from to to S600, depending on whether the recip- ient is in university, commun- ity college or high school. The purpose of the grants is to aid better Canadian athletes who wish to continue both their education and competitive ca- reers. They have been given the past two years. Applicable to the 1972-73 aca- demic year, beginning almost Immediately, the grants will be given to the following recipi- ents with their sports endeavor In brackets: Erick J. Fish of Mediclno Hat Greg Senda of Lethbridge Phil Tol, lestrup of Raymond rbasket- John R. Wilkinson of Lethbridge Donald Bruce Graham of Medicine Hat (golf) and Robert Casting of Lethbridge Branch of the department o( labor. Following a board of inquiry, hearing Denny's Shell Service on Highway 5 near Magrath was told any further discrimi- nation would result in prosecu- tion. The racial discrimination charge against service station proprietor Dennis Driscoll of Magrath resulted from his prac- tice of requiring Indians, tran- sients, some truckers and hip- pies to pay for merchandise be- fore receiving it. Because he did.not require all of his customers to pay in ad- vance, Uie practice amounted to discrimination, the board ruled. la the view of the inquiry board, Driscoll contraven- ed Section 3 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, which states no person should be denied ac- commodation, services or facil- ities customarily available. The inquiry was told: "The merchant may choose to demand payment from all customers in advance that is his right and privilege. "To require, however, that certain persons or groups only must pay in advance is such a withholding of services as to be humiliating to the said per- sons, and by virtue thereof, it Ls an injury to the 'dignity and worth' of the individual, and therefore within the contempla- tion of the Alberta Human Rights Act." Lakeview Lions project will light up Camp Impeesa GOING TO THE CIRCUS Patients on wheelchairs at the Lelhbrldge Auxiliary Hospital are being helped into a van to transport them to see the circus. Tha van was provided by a city firm. This week, four firms have donated their services 1o transport persons confined to wheelchairs. However, LAH recreational director Heather Albritton says piece-meal help does not solve the problem, and is hoping lo find per- manent facilities. A major improvement pro- ram for Camp Impsesn, a scout amp iii the Forest eserve, is scheduled (o start lis year with Ihe installation f a power line into the area, The project is being spear- eaded by the Lakeview Lions lub for all southern Alberta, ill Hobson, project chairman, said he wants to involve all Lions Clubs in the area. The Lakeview club has com- miled for the project. Once the power line is iur there will be major develop- ment of traits, building con- struction and. ski facilities. The goal is to make Camp Impeesa "a year around affair Mental health associations may witlulraw from Appeal j The provincial hoard of the le.nadian Mental Health Asso- ion ki Edmonton has voted o withdraw from the United Appeal campaigns in Alberta nless sufficient funds can be btained from this source. The board has adopted a goal f 25-cents-per-capita financial upporl from every citizen of he province. 'This means that we must lave raised in Leth- )ridge, which has a population of said Molly Mitchell, IMHA southern Alberta exec- utive officer. In those areas where the Jnited Appeal Funds cannot meet the requested level of sup- )ort, consideration (will) be to withdrawing from the the CMHA provincial board said in o press release. "The final decision to with- draw from the Lethbridge Uni- ted Appeal will be the decision of the local Mit- chell said. "We are sending a letter now to the United Appea! informing them of our stand." Last year, the CMHA'asked from the Lethbridge Uni- ted Appeal, was told it could only get but was finally given The CMHA policy is a virtua ultimatum. What it boils down to is that unless the United Ap- peal gives it from the next campaign, it will with draw from it and raise funds on its own. The CMIIA is facing "finan cia! as CMHA fi nance chairman Terry BLAND Souvenirs are booming business in southern in Japan UNIVERSITY There are currently close to 350 persons employed by the University of Lethbridge during its regular session. BUS ROUTE CHANGES Effective June Sfh, 1972, the following changes should be noted: ROUTE No. TA Serving Southeast Uthbridge now icheduled ot A.M. commence service at A.M. daily, Monday through Sarurcfay. ROUTE No. 2 The Route No. 2 bus will commence its summer schedule trie same date as follows: Present roule to oth Avenue and Mayor Magralh Drive, South on Mayor Magrath Drive to Porkside Drive, Eos I on ParVside Drive to 28th Street Soufh, North on 28th Street lo 6th Avenue, and along id present route. Thus provide c more direct service to the iwimming pool, Japanese Garden and Henderson Park. Thli operate tlfl September 4tH, Labour Day. ROUTE No. 4 Serving North lelhbridgo wiil be changed as follows: Perient routs to 9th Avenuo end 6m Street Norlh, Norlh on 6lh Street lo Stafford Avenue, East on Stafford Avenua and St. Fdward Boulevacd to 18m Avenue Norlh, Eoit on Avenue 1o 13lh Street North, Soulh on 13th Street along Its present route, ROUTE No. 4A Serving Norlh lethbrfcTge will be changed as Present route to 13m Slreel and 13th Avenue North, on 13th Avenue to Stafford Drive, then along present route. ft shoufd bt> noted that lervice 10 the Devon Home and Golden Acres lodgo will be provided by the Route No. 4 Bus. Route maps moy be obtained from Bus Operators, Information Desk at City Half or will be mailed on request. Call the Transit Office a! 327-2588. By BERNICR 1IEI1LE Herald Staff Writer The souve- nir world is right in the middle of a split. On one side holding on for all they are worth, and bor- ing everyone with their con- stant presence are the "local" souvenirs with "Made in Japan" on the bottom. On the other side are the new, young, struggling, unsure, Canadian made souvenirs. Summer is coming. The tourists are coming and so are the souvenir hunters. People are obsessed with the fear that they must take some little token back from the place they have visited or their friends won't believe they were really there. "I was there, I really was at Lethbridge, Alberta, Look I've got a Mountie to prove says the returned tourist. But the sad part of that story begins when you look at the bottom of the little plastic Mountie and it says "Made in Japan." Souvenirs are used by all people who buy them as an aid to help remember a per- son, place or event. The word souvenir Ls French. In French the first part, sou, means "to come." The souvenir market var- ies. It consists of little re- membrances like pillow cov- ers, pen holders, monkeys, maple leafs, plates, back scratchers, Indian and Eski- mo pictures, ashtrays and notebooks and many other little trinkets. The prices these keepsakes sell for are usually between 79 cents and The store owners carrying souve- nirs say they sell best at this rate. The paper weight, pen holder or other more expen- sive item sells more slowly. In the store owner's opinion souvenir buyers look for something cheap, light, and came-tagged. Most Canadian stores stock souvenirs made in Japan, Hong Kong and Canada, and most of them are making an effort to handle more Cana- dian items. A number of local Leth- bridge people have ventured into the souvenir business on a small-scale basis. Terry Bland, a local photo- grapher who was involved in the recent production of a large scale souvenir photo of the Japanese garden said he believes it is difficult for the Canadian businessman to be- NOTICE The Public is invitee! lo meet with the Cily Council to discuss matters pertaining to Civic Affairs. Any person interested in making statements to or asking questions of Council may appear at a Public Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber on Mon- day, June 5, at p.m. JOHN GERLA CITY CLERK come involved to a large de- gree. "Souvenirs cannot be made locally because you cannot sell the quantity to cover your initial priduction he said. Mr. Bland, Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce presi- dent, said it was "a straight ease of economics." He referred to the fact that Japanese labor is cheaper, so it is easier for Japan to manu- facture inexpensive souvenirs on a larger scale. "It matters a great deal to me whether or not a souvenir is made in the country !hat I am buying it to Mr. Bland said. The local souvenir trade is a shaky business, he said, be- cause a businessman has only a speculative idea of the number of sales he will have. There is no guarantee that the public will like the type of souvenir a company is put- ting out. "If we could be sure every- one wanted a plastic Mounlie with "Canada" on it, we'd be off to a good start, but everyone doesn't want that, do he said. Mary Buckville, a visiting tourist, said "It doesn't really matter to people where sou- venirs are made as long as they have the name of the place you went on them." A view in direct contrast with Miss Buckville's state- ment was offered by Dan Seyl, from the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta. "It's a waste of time to sell Japanese souvenirs. They are derogatory to Can- ada. Souvenirs are made to demonstrate to tourists what Canada is like. Therefore a false picture is being created In many cases." There are many local sou- venirs in Lethbridge. They include slides of the city, pot- tery, ornaments and leather work. Most of the leather crafts are done locally by Willimaid of Lethbridge. A store at Brocket run by the Brocket Native Associa- tion stocks all kinds of sou- venirs from hear rugs to fea- thered headdressess. Products made by Amy Artcraft nro mads by Cana- dians with Canadian mater- ials. Gordon Hoselton, manager of the Lethbridge Special Occasion Shoppe said it was not a store policy to have just Canadian made sou venirs, but he fried to ge them whenever possible. He said that since the value of the Japanese yen had gom up, Japanese products hav become more expensive anc it could be cheaper to buy Canadian original products. Sunburst Ceramics make a souvenir ashtray locally with Lethhridge printed on t! It sells for about 52 and ca be bought at Sunburst. Canadian souvenirs are no made of just glass or ticf most of them are mad with materials that describe the country bark, fur and stone. id in a futile ttlompt to seek lancial assistance from the nalgamated hospital board. CMHA executives have made clear that they have no wish curtail their programs to ental patients and ex-pa- ents. I don't think we can get from the United Appeal Mrs. Mitchell said. Wilderness Act said lot enough The provincial government mendment to the Wilderness ct is moving in the right di- eclion, but has stopped short f ideal conditions according to he Alberta Wilderness Associ- tion. The government gave first e a d i n g to the amendment takes off the limila- ions of all wilderness areas, ''he previous government set p the Wilderness Act, but in- luded the size limitation of 12 quare miles for any one area. Dick Pharis, vice president f the wilderness association, aid in a telephone interview hat his group ta very disop- that the government mendment didn't include pro- ision that would lift wilderness areas from the realm of striet- y ecological sanctuaries. "We are very disappointed hat recreational wilderness wilderness in which Alberlan's can fish, hunt and go horseback Iding without being molested >y trail bikes, all terrain vc- u'cles and snowmobiles) stilt remains without statutory pro- ection against industrial devel- opment and oil and mineral ex- he said. "The present act protects what is, in essence, an ecologi- cal reserve, a benchmark which can he used for scientific study. "This is good, but we also need to protect areas for wild- erness recreation." The association has called for the act to be tabled after the second reading until the fal sitting of the assembly, to allow Albertan's to push for both ecological and recreational wil derncss. :o attract more boys to scout- Mr. Hobson said, "We want to change the image of scouting and get kids to know and appreciate the wilderness area." The provincial government lias approved the installation of the line and will supply a minimum security crew from the Lethbridge Correctional In- stitute to clear the for the line. The camp is located 15 miles southwest of Pincher Creek, just west of Beaver Lake. Bob Jenkins, executive direc- tor of Boy Scents of Canada, Local branch, said the power will improve services at the camp with the addition of electric lights, refrigerators and electric pumping system for the water supply. Also, the improvements will allow the camp operators to "get away from just survival" type activities, such as camp- and turn more toward recrea- tion programs. This summer, an archery will be offered for the first time. Boating is also be- coming more of the camp life, with 15 boats available for the scouts' use. There are no programs for the winter, but Uie improve- ments should change that, Mr. enkins said. Ice fishing, skat- ing, tobogganing and skiing are iart of (lie expansion plans. Campers come from as far an Stocks and Medicine Hat, but lie majority of the scouts are rom areas cioser to the camp, Mr. Jenkins said. Camp Impeesa is made avail- ible to community organiza- ions other than scouting. added. This summer, more than ,000 hoys and leaders are ex- >ecled to use the camp during June, July and August. Open house for Wisliart An open house wilt be held Sunday in honor of James Wis- Kart, retiring principal of West- minster Elementary School. Mr. Wishart, whose teaching career has spanned 32 years, has been principal of Westmin- ster since The open house will taki plac? at Uie school from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. IRRIGATION There arc approximately 200 000 acres of irrigable land on the assessment roll of the St. Mary River Irrigation District. The head works and main canal of this district also supply water to an additional acres in Hie Taber, Raymond, and Magrath Irrigation Dis- tricts. Annual operation nnd maintenance expense of the district is approximately 000.00. FUR COAT STORAGE TIME THE LETHBRIDGE FURRIERS PHONE 327-2209 SPECIALS Fancy Cotton T-Shirts and long sleeve Wallace Beery style Boot Cut Lee Jeans acxh Assorted Colored Fortrel Pants Boutique Packaged Belts Jean Jackets.............. PLUS OTHER SPECIALS AS MARKED FREE COFFEE AND DONUTS DRAW FOR ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, JUNE T AND 5 DRAW FOR ON SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd JEAN JUNGLE CENTRE VILLAGE MALL p.oo g.95 ;