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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Let Call do It All Airline and Steamship Rciervations Hotel Reservations U Drives, Ground Tours For All Travel Requirements Call ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE 328-8184 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberla, Tuesday, June 6, 1872 PAGES 13 TO NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. S. LETHBR1DGE, AlBERrA Summer ii coming. Be wilh a pair of Prescription Sunglasses. How do today's young people view traditional religions? By MARLENE COOKSHAW Herald Stall Writer "I don't be- lieve there ever was a God or ever will said Annette, an Orthodox J c vv. "The purpose of re- ligion is for a fulfillment of self, an enjoy- ment, a satisfaction." She seemed to be the most postive of the four high school students in this group, per- haps hecause she was the youngest and hadn't yet passed into the stage of inde- cision and uncertainty that the others spoke of going through. Tmdy was a former United Church member who quit attending services about a year ago when she decided that she really didn't believe much of what she had been accepting as true for several years. "Religion is the most im- portant thing in an individu- al's she said, "and I respect and admire some- one who can follow a religion, but I haven't found one yet that I can believe in and follow. Some religious beliefs are against my concent rt God even by their existence." She mentioned a church which "practises racial pre- judice." Faith was quietly assured about how she felt. "Religion is something worth living and dying she said. "People can have their expectations fulfilled through a relationship with Christ." She admitted to having been uncertain about some things, bul said that she found answers by praying and reading the Bible. "God shows me things I need and want to know." "Even if you follow a reli- gion, you have to make your own said Linnaca. "Religion is a self-fullment, a personal tiling. Too many religions dwell in their past cultures. They should be using what they have learned from the past to improve the fu- ture." Annette disagreed. She said she found it easy to associate with the past. "We owe some- thing to the people who fought for our she said. "We can fight back too by getting into our reli- gion. "Jealousy caused the hat- red of Jews, but Judaism is a useless war now. I don't like to see anyone hurt or killed." Annette is leaving for Is- rael after the completion of her high school spring sem- ester to live in a kibbutz, a communal farming area. "Israel is a young country for young she ex- plained. The simplicity of kibbutz life appealed to Linnaea. "The closer to nature you are, the more creative you she said. "I think God is that creativity within you. You can relate to the supreme being by just get- ting high on your senses. Many young people are re- turning to a natural life and participating in a growing spiritual movement. "Living close to nature re- moves many of the inhibili- tions that urban life piles on you children are closer to God than older people be- cause they arc less inhibited. "Nature Is all beauty; everything has its usefulness. Frustration is caused by too much expectation, and in na- ture you can find fulfillment in everything." Trudy disbelieved strongly in. the tack some rleigions take of "using a triple-decker world of heaven, hell and earth to coerce people into believing. "Churches and religions are losing their power to terrify now. I think it takes an indivi- dual a lot of good, hard work in his search for knowledge. I believe in myself, and by studying one thing, you be- come more aware of every- thing." Annette agreed, adding that church rules should be broken if necessary. She said that she didn't particu- larly agree with all the laws of her religion, and believed that if breaking the laws was necessary for survival in today's society, they should be broken. "Survival is what I have to do to stay alive, it's an indivi- dual she said. "You've got to do things yourself. Isn't it passing the buck to expect God to meet your Faith was dubious about how many people were able to meet their own needs, but spid. "Christ is not a crutch. He shows you a new way o( life, but you are responsible for your own action. It is up to you to accept or reject his offer. "If you accept, It requires diligence and perseverance to follow it. God gave us the Bible and the Holy Spirit to help us. "I think it's harder to have faith in evolution than in God. When you see all the trouble and sorrow that so many people go through for Christ, you realize that it must Be something more than just a story." Linnaea brought up the "fad" type of religion. "I think that most 'Jesus Peo- ple' are serious about what they are doing, but there are some who are there just be- cause it's a fad. There are so many religi- ous labels that break down the chances o f relating t o others the whole world is built uo on labels." "It makes you added Faith. "You look at people in the church and think: Do Ihey really bclievo in God? Do they really know what they believe All agreed that there are some people who see church membership as a social stat- us and religion "a race to the top." While Faith attested to a "concrete afterlife" as de- scribed in the Bible, she still believed in "living for now, not for after you die." Linnaea believed that ever- lasting life was achieved through a spirit unbonded by time or space, through mem- ory and through the recrea- tion of life through your chil- dren. "Heaven or hell takes place here on earth, what- ever you make Life become for she said. They openly admitted they were not representative of the average high school student. "Most kids don't even think about God, at least not until they are faced with a tragedy or au important Linnaea said. However, it seemed many students find religion an in- teresting and controversial topic of conversation. While only 10 students are register- ed in the Religious Studies 20 course offered at Wlnsbli Churchill High School, there are al w a y s students and teachers who drop in on tha discussion classes. The students described tha class as "one of the best. Everyone's opinion is accept- ed. It doesn't stifle you like some classes it helps you to unders t a n d yourself bet- ter." Trudy perhaps summed up the general feeling of tha students in a search for un- derstanding, when she asked, "Even it I don't believe In Him, does God still love me? just in case." River levels dropping Rivers In southern Alberta experienced a general drop in water levels Monday, giving some relief to the threat of flood conditions in the area. Bob Welts, manager of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration in Lethbridge said the Oldman, St. Mary, Bow and Walerton rivers all showed a slight decrease in water levels. He said there was no prob- lem anywhere with the river systems handling the water and added that the irrigation systems were all operating nor- mally. He said there will be no problem with the normal mell in the mountains due to sun shine, but added that if heavy rains fall in the mountains, the water flowing to the east would increase. "Even with the rainfalls, i would cause a concent, not ne cessarily a he said. "I foresee no danger but this could change overnight." Circus June 17 The Kinsmen Club will spon the appearance of the DJ Wayne Bros. Circus at F o r Whoop-Up June 17. The circus is one of the few remaining tented circuses ii North America and feature: acts in three rings. Acts in elude clowns, jugglers, aerial istSj trained animals, acrobats and trampoline and teeter board artists. Performances are at 2 and p.m. Council considers new grants policy By RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer A recommendation to estab- lish a policy regarding civic grants for local community service organizations and for establishment of a grants fund was approved in principle by city council Monday. The proposal submitted by the community services advi- sory committee, calls for the city lo set procedures for "ac- cepting, evaluating, and ap- halV meet had many subjects ALL IN A NIGHT'S WORK-Catherine Blezord started work Saturday at a job that was previously a male-dofni- nated position. She is a postal clerk on the midnight shift, which means carrying and loading sacks of mail up to 65 Ibs. Colherine was one of 15 students interviewed for the summer job, which she got through the student manpower office, 328-8164. Working with Catherine are Bill Wintonyk and MEtz Shimozawa. director for Friendship Centre NEW YORK FURS' 604A 3rd S. Phone 327-3276 By RUDY JIAUGENEDEK Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge Friendship Centre has a new director. William Head, a Blood In- dian currently living and work- ing in Vancouver will tako over duties of managing and setting up programs at the cen- tre on July l. Now a member of the Van- couver Indian Friendship Cen- board of directors, Mr. Head, who has also been work- ing wilh various native organi- zations in that west coast city, will be in Lethbridge by June appointment was con- CtlFF BLACK, Certified Denial-Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABj Lower Level MEDICAL DENIAL BLDG. PHONE 357-2822 For The Bird Watchers! And For The Girl Watchers! BINOCULARS BUSHNELL (Banner, Sportiview, Cuilom) ZEISS 20 Power Pocket Bushncll Expo 8x30 Binocular! Reg. 29.75 Special J'Wheru Are Sacked By Service McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3555 Alio operating WATIRTOM PHARMACY LTD. in Waterloo National Paik 15.50 21.95 firmed at a Native Friendship Society of Southern Alberta meeting which saw only four board members attend one less than a quorum. Other members were attend- ing meetings and workshops elsewhere, or were on holidays. Although one member short of a quorum, the attending board members held a business meeting. Del egations were appointed to attend Blood and Peigan re- serve council meetings to re- quest for operating grants of 5800 and respectively. Directors also discussed oth- er possible sources of operating revenue which will be elab- orated upon at another meet- ".ng next Wednesday. The centre's new summer daytime operating hours were announced. They will be be- .ween 1 p.m. and p.m daily, six days a week, during the summer months. One director was asked to contact the warden of the Leth- bridge Correctional Institute to see if inmates could be recruit- Stop the simmer! Ml may tat Plus Installation Includes: Buifl densing unit, 20 foot liny. mporatoFcoilt Enjoy it nowl CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-3388 Certified ItHKKtakt Chamber "meet set A general meeting of the Lethbridge Chamber of Com- merce will be held at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. All chamber members are in- vited to express their ideas, suggestions and complaints. Chamber directors feel that loo often the chamber is dis- cussed on coffee row, and that these discussions never reach the right ears. Good ideas, sug- gestions and justifiable com- plaints ari? lost. Chamber members will be In- vited to speak on anything they please regarding the chamber's role in this community. There will be a no-host re- ception from 7 to 8 p.m. with ed to paint and redecorate tha centre. It was felt that a combina- tion of a nev; director and a change in decor from the cen Ire's existing night club ap- pearance would lead to better acceptance by the native am non-nalive community. Also slated for the next boan meeting is discussion abou changes to the constitulion. Revision of the society's con stitulion has been mentionec but scanned over before. However, the director's las night indicated it must be deal with immediately. A revised constitution and z larger board will underg scrutiny. The inclusion of represenla tion from youth on the boan was urged at Monday's meet ing. the business session from 8 until 10. running ross blood clinic tonight The Red Cross blood donors' clinic will be open today from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 1 of the Civic Centre. The clinic will continue op- eration Wednesday 1 'to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday to 11 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. A variety of subjects, from a r b a g e to boxing, were irought up by members of Ihe ;eneral public al a town hall meeting Monday. A representative of the Lelh- iridge boxing club, for exam- >le, asked city council if the could take over operation f the club as part of the rec- program. Oscar Odney told council the club was formed last year and now provides training facilities or 24 boys between 10 and 18 'ears of age. The program has depended on private donations, Jr. Odney said. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff sug- ;ested the club approach one of the local service clubs for support. Mr. Odney replied that 13 such clubs had been ap- proached but there had been no positive response. Community services director Bob Bartlett said the door is open for the boxing club to come to his department, pos- sibly for the provision of facili- ties. The mailer was referred to Ihe communily services depart ment. The question of broken glass in domestic garbage concerns Mona Thorburn, who askec council if there is any way a bylaw can be introduced to pro- tect garbage collectors. Miss Thorburn suggested i no bylaw is enacted, peopl should be encouraged to pu broken glass in enclosed boxes Another complaint from. Nel Sundquist, brought consider ably more reaction from coun cil members. Mr. Sundquist called "in valid" a decision by the Mu nicipal Planning Commission which refused to allow him tc add two suites to an eight-suite apartment building. The MFC had decided that "the site is no considered appropriate for e> pansion to a ten-suite aparl ment because it is completely urrounded by single family he said. He claimed hat stalement is untrue. Aid. Hembroff said he has no ympathy for Mr. Sundquist be- ause the apartment block was jought with the knowledge not be expanded. Aid. Chick Chichester said he matter should not be be- ore council because it is under he jurisdiction of the provin cial planning act. Mayor Andy Anderson sug [ested Mr. Sundquist re-apply o the MFC one year after the LEROY'S PLUMBING GASF1TTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-8403 PHOTOGRAPHERS PORTRAIT WEDDING COMMERCIAL SAME CONVENIENT LOCATION 710 3rd AVE. S. A. E. CROSS STUDIO 328-0111 PHONES 328-0222 iriginal mitted. application was sub Tennis clubhouse 'approved A clubhouse for Hen derson_ Park tennis lacilitie, was approved by city counc Monday. Also approved was a recom mendation that the city leas the facility to the Lethbridg Tennis Club wilh assurance Mie clubhouse mil be open fo public use. During budget discussion earlier this year, council votei lo drop a expendilui for a clubhouse from the but get. At a subsequent meetin. council referred the mailer to Lhe community services advi- sory committee, which came lip with the new recommenda- tions. roving or rejecting grant ap- locations." A grants committee will ac- ept applications during Scp- imber and will prepare a list priorities for budget consid- ration for the following year. A figure "not to exceed 2r capita" for the fund was ccepted by council. There was ome indication that could be ubject to change when the rant applications d by the budget committee. All community organizations whose programs are benefi- ial to the citizens of Leth- iridge as a whole, but not ser- ices which are regarded as irovincial or federal response lilities" will be considered el- gible for local grants. Organizations which showed a profit in the previous operat- ng year will not be eligible. The new policy is to take ef- 'ect next year. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff, who voted in favor of the recom- mendations with the rest of council, cautioned, however, that the resumption of a grants jolicy could cause some janizations "which have be- :ome viable without city help" to lean back on the city for fi. nancial assistance. He said the relicy should be watched close- ly for the first year. Hunting For Utensils Cottage, Camper, Trailer, SAVE On These COPPERTONE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS (Small size) Set 29 1 (Large size) Sot. SINGLE EGG POACHER OR BABY FOOD WARMER lid 59 e MUFFIN PANS ____ 59 C TART PANS 496 ROAST AND BAKE PANS Rng. fo 9Bc Only 49C Catr Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN BUSINESSMEN'S LUNCHEONS Served Daily from 11 a.m. Westwinds Dining Room "Half-Way House" Lounge WE INVITE AND WELCOME MONTHLY CHARGE ACCOUNTS Lerhbridge's Favorite Place to Eat! IH THC OLD TRADITION OF WESTEHN HOSPITAUTY iawu lestaulatit 1715 MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE, SOUTH PHONE 328-7756 ;