Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, J-.-ns 19X3 Stretching out 2 p.m. napper common sight in park The park's people other place1 Jce Crcw-sprecd-the-wings, from the Biocci Re- serve, and other Indians say the Gait Gardens is a restful refuge for them. Says Mr. Crow-spread-ihe- wings, "We got no other place other places they tell us to get out. come cbout every other week." To whom do ths Gait Gardens belong? The people, as the cliche, goes. Herald photo- grapher Harry Neufeld spent some time talking 10 them and photo- graphing them. Here they are and this is what they have to say about their park. Not at night Walter Schultz, 515 11th St. S., left, and Frank Thomawlla, 308 1st Ave. S., right, chat- ting. Both men avoid the park at night and Mr. Thomawiia adds, "I wouldn't even sit here alone in the day.' Other comments from park frequenters in- clude a claim from Fred Burton, of Cards- ton, that he was knock- ed down and injured while visiting the park end a local man's in- sistence that he has had no trouble at all in the park in the 40 years he has been visiting it. By Harry Neufeld 'Prejudice both t cays' Dave Scout, from the Blood Reserve, and Jeff Bird, from Saskatchewan, relax on the park's war memorial. Says Dave: "The white are prejudiced against the Indians end the Indians are prejudiced against the white here." 'Enclave1 Terry Braverman, 320 6th Ave. A S., says ths park is a "kind of an enclave of different na- tionalities." Sometimes he is "hassled for money" but "noth- ing compared to simi- lar elements of the big cities." Outside looking in From the outside looking in, the Gait Gardens is an downtown Lethbridge. Whether it Is actually a break, a inviting-looking break from the sun ond sidewalks of refuge, or a hassle is a matter of opinion, it seems. Trustees seek word on buses Public school board offi- cials will be at the city coun- cil meeting Monday to find out whether or not council will approve purchase of three more school buses needed this fall. Council this week rejected the purchase in a 4-3 vote but the city administration is apparently preparing a special report to go to council Mon- day asking that the purchase be reconsidered. Total cost of the three 66- passenger buses is and they have to be ordered almost immediately if they are to be provided for the fall start of school. The need for the buses came about through no fault of the city or the school boards but was a result of provincial government dir- ectives freezing new school construction where surplus classroom space existed and expanding the busing eligibil- ity distance from elementary schools from over IVx miles to three-quarters of a mile. Public school board su- perintendent 0. P. Larson said Friday there is bound to be increased demand from parents who live in the to 1% mile range for bus service for their children. In addition growth in resi- dential areas like Lakeview will mean increased busing of students from crowded schools to schools with surplus classroom space, he said. "We hope the parents whose children live within a mile or so of school won't push us and their children will still walk to scoool, but we want to be in a position to try and provide this In- creased service." Dr. Larson said it is up to city council to decide what it wants to do. "We don't see any particu- lar he said. "Comimsrical carriers would be only too glad to have this type of business or we could as an alternative consider laying on some buses our- selves." Until now the entire school bus operation has been met by the city in what Dr. Lar- son said he believes h is been a mutually satisfactory ar- rangement for both parties. City administrators say the school bus operation is a prof- it maker for the city. Transit system operating costs are not broken down in its annual report to show what the school bus service cost compared to the regular transit service, however, charter operations, the bulk of which are school runs, re- turned to city coffers in 1372 compared to from regular fares. Monday's council meeting is actually a continuation of this "week's meeting which ended abruptly at 11 p.m.. w-hsn aldermen voted not to continue past that hour. They will go into a finance committee meetng after con- sidering the remaining agenda items which include the ap- plication for a inter- est free loan to produce The Sight, The Sound and The Furj' at Indian Battle Park this summer, and considera- tion of several zoning bylaw amendments to change the zoning in different areas of the city. HEAT TO CONTINUE Without a doubt the prov- ince is living up to its name of "Sunny says the Lethbridge weatherman. This weekend is expected to give the area some more sunny days. However, there is a system moving through producing instability and the chance of gusty winds and showers for today and Sun- day. The high today will be be- tween 85 and 90 degrees going down to a low of 50 to 55 degrees tonight. Sunday is expected to be cooler. Highs betweeeen 80 and 85 degrees are forecast for the day and an evening low of 50 degrees. The sunny weather is fore- cast for Calgary, Edmonton, and-Medicine Hat. British Columbia is pres- ently experiencing sunny wea- ther with high pressures and some isolated thunder show- ers. Temperatures are in the mid 80s. Saskatchewan is experienc- ing thunder showers today but sunny weather is predicted for Sunday. Youth to stand trial for barricade charge A 39-year-old Brocket youth was committed to trial after the conclusion Friday of a preliminary hearing into a charge of mischief. Sask. man wins trailer A resident of Onion Lake, Sask., Harry Masson. was the winner of the Lethbridge Ac- tive 20-30 Club 16-foot travel trailer which was drawn for Friday evening at the Exhibi- tion Pavilion. A total of of prizes including the trailer, canoes, tents, and 10-speed bicycles were given away. It is alleged that on June 5. Mark Big Smoke placed a railway-tie barricade across Highway 3 in Brocket and a similar obstruction across the CPR railway tracks near town. Big Smoke will stand trial at the next sitting of the Al- berta Supreme Court in Fort Macleod. A 19-year-old Lethb ridge youth. Barry Thomas Ewing. pleaded not guily Friday to a charge of possession of hash- ish for the purpose of traf- ficking. A preliminary hearing into the charge, laid April 24, was scheduled for Aug. 2 at 2 p m. Medicine Hat woman Order of Canada member A former Medicine Hat city council member will be one of 65 persons invested in the Order of Canada next spring. Governor General Roland Michener Friday named six new companions of the order, 19 officers and 40 members as recommended by an ad- nsory council. Helen Gibson has worked In a volunteer capacity with various national, provincial and local organizations and was first elected to Medicine Hat city council in 1957. In 1967, Dr. Gibson was appointed to the University of Calgary Senate. She has also been awarded a Centennial Medal and was the 10th Unit- ed Nations Fellow for the Ca- nadian Federation of Busi- ness and Professional Wo- men's Club. She is a sister of Lethbridge car dealer C. ,T. F. Beny. Also named to the order Friday is Prairie author W. O. Mitchell, of Calgary cre- ator of Jake and the Kid. Arthur Erickson, Vancouv- er architect who designed the University of Lethbridge was named an officer of the order. Others named include Mon- treal film maker Norman McLaren; world champion fi- gure skater Karen Mag- nussen, North Vancouver: Kathleen Richardson, Winni- peg art patron; and Mavor Moore, Toronto, author, pro- ducer, director and composer. Former city woman receives military award A former woman is the recipient of an award of Canada's Order of Military Merit. Lt. Col. H. E. McCaffrey, 49, received her award for her outstanding and meritorious service in duties of respon- sibility, it has been an- nounced. The Order of Military Merit was established a year ago to provide a means of recog- nizing conspicous merit and exceptional service by regu- lar and reserve members of the forces.