Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Snlurdoy, Juno 20, 1970 V'ou i Ask Me By Christine Puhl rPHE SPIRIT OF community togcllicrncss is nearly extinct even in small cities such as Lel'hbridge. Step and think, how many families on cither side of your house do you step and talk with cr even know I heir names? Not very many I suspect. Block parties once flourished among the neighborhoods of many communities. A past resident of Montreal said while she was there 10 years ago, one lot was set aside in every block specifically for this purpose. All the families in houses facing the street would get together, sometimes as often as once a week for sing- songs, games, childrens' plays, progressive suppers or weiner roasts. Neighbors- across the alley who were not allowed to come would hang over the back fences and visit from a dis- tance as well. Winnipeg also was the scene of many small community gatherings. A highlight was street dancing which was only for the families in the actual blocks roped off. Although the fast pace of city living has almost put an end to these activities, they still occasionally thrive in Leth- bridge. In one area the children from the block put on plays. Mothers sew the costumes while fathers build a stage. On the day of the performance, families from the entire block gather in a back yard to view the "extravaganza." Families in a certain crescent located in Lethbridge have numerous get-togethers. On the occasion of anyone moving in or cut cf the crescent, the other families will throw a party. Tables and chairs are set up in the meridian with a piano for accompaniment. Sing-songs games and eating begin early so the chil- dren can be put to bed while the parents continue the social, well into the summer night. The outstanding point of these parties is that everyone in the neighborhood is involved. This also eliminates any complaints about noise or disturbances. Alcohol is also non-existent at these gatherings. They are just as stated, family parties. If you ask me Lethbridge could stand a lot more activities such as these. Summer is here, time of sunshine and long warm nights. Community spirit could prove to be just the life- brigbtener you need. Next time you go for a walk down the block try saying bello to everyone you pass. Those first hellos probably will be greeted with a friendly smile and neighborly chit-chat. Give it a go, it's fun. I guarantee it. Ben Rpyg's Accounting Service ACCOUNTING INCOME TAX AUDIT CANFARM DATA SYSTEM Phone 627-4300 PINCHER CREEK TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely tha monu- ment to honor your loved ones. We will be pleased to assist you. LETHBRSDGE MONUMENTAL AND TiLE WORKS "We Have Been Satisfying Customers For Over 60 Years" 325 8th St. S., lethbridgn Phono 337-3920 Alberta Indians End 26th Annual Meeting Education Stressed In Conference Resolutions STANDOFF (Staff) A res- olution from the Saddle Lake- Athabasca District demanding the immediate release of E. H. Daniels, Indian affairs regional superintendent of education for Alberta, was referred back to the area as a local matter, at the 26th annual convention of the Indian Association of Alber- ta. Mr. Daniels said the conflicts arose over the jurisdiction of the school district at Fort Chip- ewayan, a problem which is completely out of the hands of Indian affairs. The school is administered by the Northland School Divi- sion, a provincial school dis- trict running several isolated schools in the area, and the people want the administration More MPs Sought Indians STANDOFF A resolution .hat Indians have more repre- sentatives in the Commons and ths Senate was passed Friday by the Indian Association of Al- berta. The idea was backed by Senator James Gladstone (PC who suggested each province should have an Indian senator. Senator Gladstone, a Blood Indian from southwestern Al- berta and the only Indian in the Senate, said Indians should also have two elected repre- sentatives from the west and two from the cast. A common request among the other 81 resolutions passed by the association's meeting was for more control by Indians of their financial and educational dealings. Another resolution asked that Indian children who are taken into the state's protection be placed in Indian homes on oth- er reserves rather than white foster homes. Co-Op Grocery Meeting Set Allan Gibson, well known in co-operative circles across West- ern Canada, will be the fea- :ured speaker at the Leth- bridge Co-op Grocery annual meeting June 22. The meeting will be held at the Park Plaza Motor Hotel at p.m. DIETETIC ASSISTANTS j Three students experienced as dietetic assistants are avail- able for summer jobs through .he Canada Manpower Centre student placement division in jetbbridge. turned over to Indian affairs. "Due to an agreement sign ed by Northland School Dis trict and Indian affairs, it will take two years before any change-over can take he said. "Tlie people feel they haven't got any satisfaction from In- dian affairs but the problem is out of our control." SAME PROBLEM A member of the Blood In- dian reserve said the education committee- was having the same types of difficulties with Indian affairs but "by sitting down with Mr. Daniels we were able to settle our differences and now everything dealing with education is running smoothly. Education is4 definite- ly a local matter when this type of conflict arises." Another resolution dealing with education called for minimum of several Indians for work on the 27th floor of the CNR Towers in Edmonton. Mr. Daniels said four posi- tions opened up for trainees and presently interviews are taking place which will place four Indians in positions work- ing with superintendents em- ployed by Indian affairs. LIQUOR LAWS A resolution calling for rescinding of liquor privileges for treaty Indians, requested locally or in general for In- dian protection, was approved in principle and a resolution calling for education and treat- ment centres to be created on reserves to deal with the prob- lems of liquor was referred to (lie board of directors of the IAA. Leroy Little Bear, a mem ber of tiie resolution committee said it is more realistic lo have corrective programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous thai can deal with the problems o! liquor. A resolution from the Blood reserve at Cardston called for co-operation cf Indian af- fairs to further and develop the education of UK young peo- ple and the preservation of the Indian culture. In order to do this, the Blood resolution indicated that a high school, available to both In- dian aad non-Indian students be established on the Blood In dian reserve. The resolution said tribal representatives should be given a voice in the employment of teachers and staff and in the determination of curriculum. TRANSFER CONTROL It suggests the control and supervision of the high school should be gradually transfer- red to an education committee which would become respon- sible for the supervisory duties of the school. The school would also pro- vide a social and adult educa- jonal course, making possible up-g r a d i n g of educational evels of the people and Con- ribute to the development and reservation of the cultural leritage of the -Indian people. M-artin O'Connell, special jarliamentary assistant to Jean ilarchand, federal minister of egional economic expansion, said he was interested in tie resolutions dealing with educa- tion. "The resolutions express a new will of the Indian people to play larger parts and roles in the choosing of subject mat- ter and staff at the schools which are educating their lie said. "We turned another impor- tant corner in Indian affairs with the presentation and ac- ceptance of the Red Paper and now the government will tako another approach to common problems to get results we can all support." LAW SOCIETY OF ALBERTA MEMBERS Chief Justice J. V. H. Milvain, left, talks with Benjamin Gregor Carleton, centre, and John Terrance Huzil, right, newly admitted members of the society. They were admitted to the society at special ceremonies in the provincial court house Friday. Mr. Carleton is with the law firm of Ives and Offet and Mr. Huzil is with the firm Paterson and Jacobson. Summer Recreation Ready The Lethbridge community summer program for youth ac- tivities, jointly sponsored by the YMCA, YWCA, city of Leth- bridge and the Lethbridge Com- munity College, starts Monday. Some of the activities includ- ed are: a swimming program, fun clubs, day camps, creative dancing and a charm school for girls, basketball league, hen party, novelty swim races, Sunday afternoon concerts and the Lethbridge regional elimi- nations for the Southern Al- berta summer games. The swimming prog ram started June 15 for children's morning lessons and will run until June 30. There are about youngsters register e d. Any children wishing to partici- pate will have to wait until ses- sion two which will run July 2- 17. There will be four sessions, the others being July 20-Aug. 5, and Aug. 6-21. Children can register at the pool of their choice, Fritz Sick, Lions, Henderson or the YMCA pool. Fees for children's morning lessons are: per child for beginners, juniors and the sur- HEiNITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Announcement! (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Books Napkins Matches Thank You Cards We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Place Cords with each Orderl FREE CUSTOMER PARKING Martin Bros. Funeral Homes Ltd. (2nd GENERATION) Presents THE TEEN CLEFS vival swim classes and per child for the intermediate and senior classes. Other swimming programs include adult and teen-age learn to swim, mother and pre-school children lessons and Royal Life Saving Society lifesaving instruction. Fun clubs and day camps start Monday. Fun clubs are for children six and seven years of age and the locations are Rideau Court, McKillop, Norbridge, Stafford- ville, Lions Centennial, Kins- men Park, Gyro Park, Lake- view and General Stewart. The program will be held 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. There are no fees or advanced registration required for this program. Day camps are for children eight to 14 years of age. At Henderson Lake there will be six, one week camps com- mencing June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 27 and Aug. 4 for children eight to 12 years old. At Park Lake Provincial Park there will be'three two- week camps commencing June 22, July 6 and 27. Hours are 9 a.m. p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. The day camps will feature creative theatre and music, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, swimming, games and group living experience. Fees for the day camps are: per child for one week at jfenderson Lake and per child for a two week session at Park Lake. Bus transportation will be supplied to and from the Civi Centre to Park Lake. Campers will bring their pw lunch and unbreakable drink ing utensils. Approximately 450 are regis tered for Ihe day camps bu there is room for more. There are still opening foi the girls creative dance pro- gram which gets under wa Monday night at the YMC. and the girls charm schoo which will start Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Yates centre. Registration is for each program. Date for the Lethbridge re- gional eliminations for the Southern Alberta sum m e r games are: July 8, archery; July 11, equestrian and track and field; July 25, swim meet; July 22, trap shoot and July 18 and 25, slow pitch soft 'ball tournaments. The Lethbridge Kiw a n I s Band will start the Sunday afternoon concerts this week end at 2 p.m. at Henderson Lake, across from the camp- grounds. Plans are being made for canoe instruction, the novelty swim, race and a water safety show. The program, committee is also looking at a family hay ride, square dancing and a bar- becue and a motorc3'cle rally and competition. Registration and further In- formation for the summer pro- grams can be made by contact- ing the committee offices in the Yates centre. RECEIVE DEGREES MRS. LYDIA GROPP, daugh- r of Mr. and Mrs. F. Orthalek of Coal dale, received the de- jree of Bachelor of Education with distinction from ihe Uni- versity of Alberta, Edmonton at the Fall Convocation, 1969. MISS ROSEMARIE ORTHAL- EK, youngset daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Orthalek of Coal- dale received Ihe Bachelor of Science degree in Household Economics from ihe U of A, Ed- monton, at Spring Convocation, She Is now interning at tho Victoria Jubilee Hospital In Victoria, B.C. towards her diploma Jn Receives Bachelor of Law Degree 'THE TEEN CLEFS IN THE ORIENT" o preview of the Teen Clefs oppearonce at Osaka, Japan Monday, June 22nd, to 800 p.m. CJLH-TV Channel 7. :The Teen Clefs directed by MRS. ANNE CAMPBELL, accompanist MR. JEFFERY CALMAN THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL 812 3rd Avenue South THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 703 13th Street North 2nd GENERATION FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND ADMINISTRATIVE COUNSELLORS FOR PRE-ARRANGEMENTS (Authorized by tho Alberta Government Security Commission) BYRON I. CHENGER Has received his II.B ot !ho University of Alberta Con- vocation in Edmonton on May 29th, and will article in Calgary; Ho is the son of Mrs. E. Chenger of Lethbridqo arid Mr. Los Chen- ger of Calgary. LETHBRIDGE CO-OP GROCERY LTD. FIRST ANNUAL MEETING MONDAY, JUNE 22 p.m. PURPOSE to elect a permanent board of Directors to hear progress reports of membership sales GUEST SPEAKER: ALLAN GIBSON Director Calgary Co-operative Association EVERYONE For further information Phone 327-0421 Lefhbridge Co-Op Grocery Ltd, 417 Shoppers' World Mall Lethbridge, Alberta "CO-OPS ARE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS FOR THEMSELVES"