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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBKIDGE HERALD Friday, June 2, 1972 Scots concert easy listening By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer "Two Braw Deimis 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 GUchrist and dancers from the Moline-Ramage Dan- cing School, Clancy and Spink had the audience singing and clapping along through the faour show. Clancy, an easy to listen to baritone, sang songs ranging from the traditional Scots bal- lads and marching songs to bis 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 Miles to Dundee" that pleased the crowd fee 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 roamed the keys at will as he set the gathering clapping along with the "Flying Scotsman" and then he held them spell-bound through the hauntingly beautiful "Dark Is- land." The pair bad the emotions of the crowd going from one extreme to the other 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 tiie current favorite "Amaz- ing The proceeds from the show will go to the Scots mission of the LDS Church in Dundee, of which Clancy is a member. Master of ceremonies for the evening was Alec Allison. Service station w7as guilty of Indian discrimination A Magrath sendee 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 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 Medicine Hat Greg Senda of Lethbridge Phil Tol- lestrup of Raymond (basket- John R. Wilkinson of Lethbridge Donald Bruce Graham of Medicine Hat (golf) and Robert Casting of Lethbridge of Branch of the department labor. Following a board of inquiry, hearing Denny's Shell Service on Highway 5 near Magratb was told any further discrimi- nation would result in prosecu- tion. The racial discrimination charge against service station j 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, the practice amounted to discrimination, the board ruled. In the view of the inquiry board, Mr. 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 is an injury to the 'dignity and worth' of the individual, and therefore within the contempla- tion of the Alberta Human Rights Act." GOING TO THE CIRCUS Patients on wheelchairs at the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital are being helped into a van to (transport them to see the circus. The van was provided by a city firm. This week, four firms have donated their services to transport persons confined to wheelchairs. However, LAH recreational director Heather Albritton says piece-meal help does not solve the problem, and is hoping to find per- manent facilities. Lakeview Lions project will light up Camp Impeesa A major improvement pro-1 said he wants to involve gram for Camp Impeesa, a scout! Lions Clubs in the area. all camp in the Crowsnest Forest Reserve, is scheduled to start this year with the installation of a power line into the area. The project is being spear- headed by the Lakeview Lions Club for ;ill southern Alberta. Bill Hobson, project chairman, The Lakeview club has com- raited for the project. Once the power line is in, there will be major develop- ment of trails, building con- struction and ski facilities. The goal is to make Camp Impeesa "a year around affair Mental health associations withdraw from Appeal may The provincial board of the Canadian Mental Health Asso- tion in Edmonton has voted to vrithdraw from the United Appeal campaigns in Alberta unless sufficient funds can be obtained from this source. The board has adopted a goal of 25-cents-per-capita financial support from every citizen of the province. 'This means that we must have raised in Leth- bridge, which has a population of said Molly Mitchell, CMHA southern Alberta exec- utive officer. "In those areas where the United Appeal Funds cannot meet the requested level of sup- port, consideration (will) be given to withdrawing from the the CMHA provincial board said in a press release. 'The final decision to with- draw from the Lethbridge Uni- ted Appeal will be the decision of toe local Airs. Mit- chell said. "We are sending a letter now to the United Appeal 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 virtual 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 CMHA is facing "finan- cial as CMHA fi- nance chairman Terry BLAND UNIVERSITY There are currently close to 350 persons employed by the University of Lethbridge during j its regular session. BUS ROUTE CHANGES Effective June 5th, 1972, the following should be noted: ROUTE No. TA Serving Southeast Lethbridge now scheduled at A.M. will commence service at A.M. daily, Monday through .Saturday, ROUTE No. 2 The Route No. 2 bus will commence its summer schedule the same date as follows: Present route to 6th Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive, South on Mayor Mograth Drive to Parkside Drive, East on Parkside Drive to 28th Street South, North on 28th Street to 6th Avenue, and along its present route. This will provide a more direct service to the swimming poof, Japanese Garden and Henderson Park. This will operate till September 4fh, labour Day. ROUTE No. 4 Serving North lethbridge will be changed as follows: Persent route to 9th Avenue and 6th Street North, North on 6th Street to Stafford Avenue, East on Stafford Avenue and St. Edward Boulevard to 18th Avenue North, East on TSth Avenue to 13th Street North, South on 13th Street along its present route. ROUTE No. 4A Serving North Lethbridge will be changed as -follows: Present route to 13fh Street and 13th Avenue North, West on 13th Avenue to Stafford Drive, then along present route. It should be noted that service to the Devon Home and Golden Acres Lodge will be provided by the Route No. 4 Bus. Route maps may be obtained from Bus Operators, Information Desk at City Hall or will be mailed on request. Call the Transit Office at 327-2588. Souvenirs are booming business in southern Alberta-and in Japan By BERNICE HERLE Herald Staff Writer The souve- nir world is right in the middle of a two-way split. On one side holding on for all they are worthy 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 is 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 arid 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 ether more expen- sive item sells more slowly. In the store owner's opinion souvenir buyers look for something cheap, light and name-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 invited to meet with the City 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 tc 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 case 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 that 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 Mountie 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 bear rugs to fea- thered headdressess. Products made by Amy Artcraft are by dians with Canadian mater- 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 tried to get them whenever possible. He said that since the value of the Japanese yen had gone up, Japanese products have become more expensive and it could be cheaper to buy Canadian original products. Sunburst Ceramics makes a souvenir ashtray locally, with Lethbridge printed on it. It sells for about S2 and can be bought at Sunburst. Canadian souvenirs are not made "of just glass or plas- tic, most of them are made with materials that describe the country bark, fur and stone. said in a futile ettempt to seek financial assistance frcan the amalgamated hospital board. CMHA executives have made it clear that they have no wish to curtail their programs to mental patients and ex-pa- tients. "I don't think we can get from the United Appeal Mrs. Mitchell said. Wilderness Act said not enough The provincial government amendment to the Wilderness Act is moving hi the right di- rection, but has stopped short of ideal conditions according to the Alberta Wilderness Associ- ation. The government gave first reading to the amendment which takes off the size limita- tions of all wilderness areas. The previous government set up the Wilderness Act, but in- cluded the size limitation of 12 square miles for any one area. Dick Pharis, vice president of the wilderness association, said hi a telephone interview that his group is very disap- pointed that the government amendment didn't include pro- vision that would lift wilderness areas from the realm of strict- ly ecological sanctuaries. "We are very disappointed that recreational wilderness (wilderness in which Albertan's can fish, hunt and go horseback riding without being molested by trail bikes, all terrain ve- hicles and snowmobiles) still remains without statutory pro- tection 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 be 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 fall sitting of the assembly, to allow Albertan's to push for both ecological and recreational wil- derness. to 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 has approved the installation of the line and will supply a minimum security crew from the Lethbridge Correctional In- stitute to clear the way 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 Scouts of Canada, Local branch, said the power line 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 program 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 the improve- ments should change that, Mr. Jenkins said. Ice fishing, skat- ing, tobogganing aad skiing are part of the expansion plans. Campers come from as far as Brooks and Medicine Hat, but the majority of the scouts are from areas closer to the camp, Mr. Jenkins said. Camp Impeesa is made avail- able to community organiza- tions other than scouting, he added. This summer, more than boys and leaders are ex- pected to Use the camp during June, July and August. Open house for Wishart An open house will be held Sunday in honor of James Wis- hart, retiring principal of West- minster Elementary School. Mr. Wishart, whose teaching career has spanned 32 years, has been principal of Westmin- ster since 1945. The open house will take plac-3 at the school from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. IRRIGATION There are approximately 200- 000 acres of irrigable land on the assessment roll of the St. I Mary River Irrigation District. The beadworks and main canal of this district also supply water to an additional acres hi the Taber. Raymond, and Magrath Irrigation Dis- tricts. Annual operation and! maintenance expense of thej district is approximately j 000.00. FURRIER 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 Assorted Colored Fortrel Pants Boutique Packaged Belts Jean Jackets......, each 9" PLUS OTHER SPECIALS AS MARKED FREE COFFEE AND DONUTS DRAW FOR ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. JUNE 1 AND 2 DRAW FOR ON SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd JEAN JUNGLE CENTRE VILLAGE MALL ;