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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wednesday, Juno 3, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 2S Hardy Herd Has Existed For 25 Years Buffalo Struggling For Existence By ARNIE HAKALA Canadian Press Staff Writer About 18 buffalo are strug- gling for existence in the wilds near ths mouth of tte French River, about SO miles south of Sudbury, Ont. This hardy little herd has managed to exist for more than 25 years with little help from man and from a diet which would be foreign to its forefathers which roamed the grasslands of the Canadian prairies. The herd's ability to adapt to a new environment is the reason it other animals have failed to adapt and have perished. Peter LcPage, who lives in Pcnctanguishcne. Ont., and who has a cottage near the river, said in a recent inter- view: "I don't know how long they'll last. They could be gone now for all I know. I counted 18 last year but I'm sure they are being poached." The terd is the remnants of a boxcar load of about 55 which Ontario received in the early 1930s as a trade for black bass with Alberta. It ap- pears that Ontario's half of the bargain has fared better, as there are no reports of black bass in Alberta. The buffalo were let out at the Eunvash industrial farm about 60 miles cast of their prcscnt habitat, and escaped about 1045. "They're living on blue- berry bushes and some kind of said Mr. LePage. "And they're really healthy. There's a big bull that goes over pounds and I saw a calf born in 20-below-zero weather." A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press shows other Canadian animals fight- ing desperately to survive. Some have already become extinct in certain provinces. Extinct or near extinction are: Claims Canadians Sneaky About Discrimination VICTORIA (CP) As far as Bill Wibon is concerned Canadians have no reason to Historical Officers Elected CRANBROOK (Special) East Kootenay Historical As- sociation has a new president, Henry Maybsny of Cranbrook, succeeding Stanley Moffatt of Cranbrook with Fred Fodor and Mrs. John Noble of Kim- berley vice-presidents. Dave Kay, Cranbrook is secretary and Mrs. Moffatt treasurer, with o'ireclors named from the various areas. Honorary officers are Arthur Nicol, Fort Steele, Mrs. Alice Parnell, daughter of the origin- al Kootenay factor, Michael Phillipps, Colin Sinclair, Grand- son of James Sinclair and Mr. Phillipps, Chief Frank White- bead of St. Mary's Indian Band, and Chief Ambrose Gravelle of Tobacco Plains. British Columbia Historical Association president Mrs. Ben Jordon attended the annual din- ner meeting and with A. W. Hunter of Cranbrook will rep- resent the area at the provin- cial annual meeting. East Kootenay field director Dan MacDonald of Moyie out- lined ttfe four field programs planned for 1970, a gold pan- ning expedition via the authen- tic terminal mile of the Dewd- ney Trail from Fort Steele which he and three other mem- bers personally restored some years ago, hosting of the inter- national picnic of Kootenay River valley associations, a Stem Wheeler Kootenay River boat expedition on the Koote- nay, and a new historic site marker for Moyie. be smug about their altitudes toward discrimination. "The Canadian discrimina- tion is subtle, very he said recently in an interview. "I have run into plenty of it. The same old things like being served last in a crowded restaurant and not being allowed to date the' belles of the local communi'iy r.o matter what the girls think." Mr. Wilson, 25, is an Indian and a member cf -the 'Kwak- iutl tribe. He is a fourth-year EJudent o; political science at the University of Victoria End plans to enter law school next fall. He has a non-Indian wife and, recently, a daughter. Mr, Wilson said his wife's parents were opposed to their daughter marrying an Mian. "It was one of those cases where they applied all the old stereotypes. I was an Indian, Indians are pretty bad types, they get drunk, I was an In- dian and so I was all those things. In the end they had to get down to facing the fact that we are all human beings and we had to treat each other at face value." Mr. Wilson, recently elected president of Canada's newly- formed Native Students Asso- ciation, emphasized the eco- nomic facets of prejudice at length. CITES DISCRIMINATION "There is the reserve and all the identification that goes with living on one. I didn't grow up on a reserve. P'ortun- ately or unfortunately my par- ents chose to live off the re- serve. "I suppose were were rela- tively well off. My dad was a fisherman and later a fish packer. He had his own boat and we did well. "But the white man looks at the reserves, say some of those around Victoria, and he sees that they are not well de- veloped and he sees that some of the houses are run down. Right away the Indian is cate- gorized because of Lie appear- ance of those homes. "This economic situation makes a vast difference. Rel- ative wealth makes an even greater difference. Appear- ances make all the differ- ence." He said he has been turned nut cf restaurants in Vancou- ver after the manager got a leek at his straight hair, high cheek bones and "permanent tan." The Indian student leader is concerned by the approach he and other young Indians are taking to the reserves and is trying to discover how he and his fellows can put some of their advanced training at the disposal cf the bands who still live on the reserves. "Even when an Indian gets a good education he is at best just used as an example. But what arc we doing for Indian people ss a whole? Perhaos we are just becoming sober peaceful copies of the white man. "Perhaps there is too much emphasis on educating Indi- ans and then getting them off the reserve. They may decide to opt for a high-rise lite or the security of suburbia and there is no association back to the reserve. "Sure, there are tremen- dous failings in the reserve system but it is still our last bastion. It's a place you can go and really call home. There is something about an Indian community that's really worth preserving." OLD, OLD STORY The first "apple polisher" in recorded history was a Sume- rian schoolboy who, some years before the Christian era began, buttered up his teacher with a home-cooked meal. Tab- lets dug up in Iraq related the story of the youngster. -Sea otter on the British Columbia coast and the Ker- modi bear on the north coast; caribou in the Queen Char- lotte Islands. kit fox, prairie dog and black-footed ferret in Al- berta and Saskatchewan. wolverine throughout Canada. elk and cougar in On- tario and provinces eastward. wolf in Newfoundland and some species of seals in northern Quebec. Canada, in many ways, has learned from its mistakes. The beaver and buffalo once teetered on the brink of ex- tinction because of trapping and hunting, but wise man- agement brought them back. However, new threats of pollution and industrial and agricultural expansion are hurting other species. Caribou and sea otter once thrived in British Columbia, but ths sea otter pelt sold for more than lucrative catch for a cari- bou meat was easy to get with a high-powered rifle. The eventual result was obvious. Geoff Warden, president of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, said the sea otters became ex- tinct in the province about 1900. He said 35 otters, taken from Amchitka Island in the of under- ground atomic introduced last summer into Nootka Sound on the west coast cf Vancouver Island but since there have been no sightings since then, it is im- possible to say whether they have successfully re-estab- lished themselves. He says the Queen Charlotte Islands caribou are extinct. W. D. Wishart, wildlife re- search biologist for the Al- berta lands and forests de- partment, says the kit fox, a nuisance to farmers, was killed off by poisoning and shooting. In addition, he said only small numbers of prairie dogs and their predator, the black- footed ferret, remain. He says both animals were the victims o f agricultural settlement which pushed them out. Although hunting got a bad name after buffalo kills in the mid-18005, Mr. Wishart said hunting now is controlled. Other factors cause havoc. He said that one year re- cently there were ante- lope in Alberta and hunters were allowed to shoot A hard winter soon after dropped the population to Dr. N. S. Novakowski, spe- cialist in mammology for the Canadian, wildlife service of the department of Indian af- fairs and northern develop- ment, says the buffalo wolf, found in the Prairie prov- inces, was wiped out by 1920 and the Newfoundland wolf disappeared in the 1930s. SYMBOLIC NERVE GAS 'DIE-IN'-About 100 members of PANG (People Against Nerve Gas) staged a symbolic "die-in" on a downlown Seattle street. The demonstration was to dramatize the kind of disaster PAN G says might hit Seattle if an accident loosed nerve gas to be shipped through this area from Okinawa to northeast Oregon for stor- age. The protesters sprawled on sidewalks, the street and in their cars while police rerouted traffic. Trees Planted On Reserve PINCIIER CREEK (Special) As part ci the Brocket Health ConKr.dtlec's new clean- up program for the Pcigan Re- serve, more Uian trees have been planted on the pzvp- erlics of 17 families. Most of the areas planted were for wir.d breaks, and as community improvement. This is the first phase of a coirtir.uing program by the health committee. Anyone wishing to arrange [or to be planted on their property, should contact mem- bers of Uw committee. Starts Campaign TORONTO (CP) The On- tario department of tourism and information has decided to start a publicity campaign to counter the threat to the prov- ince's tourist industry posed by mercury poisoning of some pro- vincial waters. The campaign to bo conducted through news- papers, radio and television, was ordered by the cabinet after an emergency meeting a tourist department spokesman said here. Black-White Marriages: Prejudices Seen On Both Sides NEW YORK CAP) Once they've weathered the initial shock, the question most par- ents ask when their daughter announces she's going to marry a black man is: "But what about the It's a hesitant question, of course, veiled in fear. It reflects both the a n g u i s h e d self-ap- praisal of "Where did we go and the concern, "What will the neighbors The elders argue that mar- riage has enough hurdles. Why risk one more? 'Because our similarities cut- weigted cur Robert Murray, black geneti- cist, Washington. 'Because we knew we were in love and that the biggest prob- lems would be ones other people made fcr Jack- son, black policeman, Detroit. "Because, ideally, isn't this the way the world should P a r r i s h, white housewife, Boston. Fifteen couples in four cities York, Washington, De- troit and in recent Associated Press inter- views that in most of the United States thsy find little accept- ance of inter-racial marriage, especially among what they call "the white middle class." NO FAVORS RECEIVED Almost all of them have expe- rienced the anger and frustra- tion of being refused service at restaurants, the bitter helpless- ness of not having a personal cheque accepted or, perhaps most disheartening, the mo- meats when the white woman next door won't let her children play with those who are "part colored." Some of the couples inter- viewed haven't told their em- ployers or business associates about their family arrange- ments for fear cf not being promoted, being fired, or, as one woman said, "just because Most said they live in into-1 ian at the Library of Congress, grated neighborhoods but that said he's from "old New Eng- land Puritan stock" and the reaction cf parents to thoir marriage six years ago was they "think black." This, they said, means they've overcome color to "think white" means to think preju- dice. One black man who is about to become a father for the first time said he wants only sons "because they're easier to there are some things you don't arm." tell, to make life easier." PHySICAL FEAR FELT Still, the couples wrestle with hope for their children's world. They envisage one free of hate, frustration, e n v y, prejudice, neglect, despair. They don't feel the barriers are insurmounta- ble. Along with the vows to love, honor, cherish and obey, they accept the probabilities of hous- ing difficulty, travel limitations, family pressures, and friend- ships which sometimes wane. Many couples, though optimis- tic about their own marriage, sad they feel a growing polari- zation between the races, a divi- sive force which could kindle more violence, perhaps even separatism. Sculptor Dies LONDON (AP) Clare Con- suelo Sheridan, 84, sculptor, writer, traveller and first cou- sin of Sir Winston Churchill, died here. She was a daughter of Moreton Frewen and one of the three Jerome sisters of New York. She turned out portrait busts of Churchill, Gandhi, Mus- solini, Marconi, Lenin, Trotsky and other famous personages. Some of the white wives, mar- ried to young black militant types, said they fear fcr their husbands' lives in any racial strife. Some concede they fear for their own as well. But not, they said, for the lives of their children. They seem to feel the young will lead the United States down the read of racial understanding. They said inter-racially married par- ents are still paying the dues, but one day their children will roam free. A Washington couple, David and Alice say they feel the pressure of what they call "a silent taboo" against in- ter-racial marriage in bath black amd white communities. Alice LitUefield, who is tall and black, said some cf the young blacks with whom she works disapprove of a racially mixed marriage. "It's shocking for whites to realize bkck people are preju- diced, Mrs. LitUefield said as she jostled daughter Melissa on her lap. "The black-pride feelings among the younger blacks account for tins." Her husband, David, a h'brar- "mostly shock." Five Earn FORT MACLEOD (Social) former Fort Macleod man, Lewis Jordan, received his bachelor of arts degree at the University of Calgary convoca- tion. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Jordan of Fort Ma- cleod and plans to teach in the Calgary Separate school sys- tem in September. Other former Fort Macleod students to graduate were Mrs. Betty (Schwindt) Bouras s s., Keith Schwindt, bachelor of scier.ce degree in mechani- cal engineering, Valerie Heus- tis, bachelor of education, and Peter Chivilo, bachelor of phy- sical education. Want Popular Vote WASHINGTON ma- jority report of the Senate judi- ciary committee says direct, popular election of the presi- dent of the United States is tha only system guaranteeing elec- tion of the people's choice and counting every vote equally. THIS IS IT... OUR FINAL MARK DOWNS THE END OF THE LINE! FURNITURE APPLIANCES _ Prices have JIM REAY BEDROOM FURNITURE DROUIN WHITE TRIPLE DRESSER MIRROR Regular 179.00 1 t flfl CLOSE-OUT SALE J'UU STIRLING TRIPLE DRESSER Mirror, Chest and P. BED 416 AQQ ft A Reflular 419.95. ClOSE-OUT SALE X7O.VW SAGUENAY DOUBLE DRESSER, MIRROR CHEST AND PANEL BED 4'6" Regular 179.00. 1 11 flft CLOSE-OUT SALE DROUIN SINGLE DRESSER, MIRROR CHEST AND BOOKCASE BED 4'6" 109.00 been slashed to Rock Bottom to dispose of everything in Stock We will be vacating the premises this weekend so hurry in and save like never goes and we mean everything! SANDY WELSH KROEHLER TRADITIONAL GOLD SOFA AND CHAIR Gold malelasse. Regular 359.00. CLOSE-OUT SALE 219.00 MURRAY RED LOVE SEAT Regular 229.00. ClOSE-OUT SALE 150.00 CENTURY RED LOVE SiAT Regular 209.00. CLOSE-OUT SALE 158.00 60" TEAK OVAL TABLE AND 4 RED AND BLACK SWIVEL CHAIRS Regular 259.00. CLOSE-OUT SALE -WW 60" RECTANGULAR WHITE TABLE AND 4 BLUE FLORAL CHAIRS Regular 179.95. CLOSE-OUT SALE 60" OVAL MARBLE TABLE AND 4 GREEN CHAIRS Regular 159.95. 119 OC II4.TJ HEATH 39" CONT. BED Regular 79.95. CLOSE-OUT SALE CHAIRS ClOSE-OUT SALE WAI. 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