Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, June 28, Dee Brown author spoke Thursday at Lethbridge Our history may be hidden regarding Indian treatment By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer If the settling of the Canadian West was as violent as that in the United States, Canadians "have hidden their history well." Dee Brown, author and historian, said here Thursday. Mr. Brown, author of "Bury My Heart at Wounded said although he has not done much research into Canadian history, the history he has seen does not compare with that of the U.S. His book, billed as an Indian history of the American West, chronicles the white man's swath that was carved through Indian cultures during the 18th and 19th centuries. "I don't know if the Europeans in Canada, were any purer or if settlement "Crock Print" Hand crafted Canadian Pottery. 19th Century Wood- print reproduction. A very popular souvenir item. 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The University of Illinois library science professor said he began his career 25 years ago when he wrote three "trash" westerns to earn enough money to buy a new car. He has written 18 books including 15 on western history and three on the U.S. civil war. While researching those books. Mr. Brown became interested in the Indian speeches he ran across. He found they were as poetic CLIFF SLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAI PHONt ttr-Mtt Now is the Time to be Checking Equipment for Belt A Pulley Replacement Gales Tru-Gtip Cast Iron Sheaves are precision machined 1rom gray iron. Belts Sheaves at OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236-36 St North Phone 327-1571 or contact the 'OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. as any he had read. "From then on I began looking in all material on the North American he said. It took him more than two years to research material for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. He said he is hoping to produce another book and added he wants to read more material on Canadian history. While in Southern Alberta he expects to tour various historical sites. Mr. Brown's trip to Lethbridge was sponsored by the library, the Lethbridge Friendship Centre, the NAPI Friendship Centre, the Blood band and Peigan band. In bringing the plight of the early Indian into a modern perspective Mr. Brown told the predominantly white crowd: "If your language, religion and food '.vere taken away overnight and you were told you were inferior because these things could be taken away, what would you and your children be like in two or three generations think about it." Fishing poor Angling success for the long weekend in the Lethbridge region is expected to be generally below average, the department of lands and forests says. Stream fishermen are having very poor success on streams, as the water's high and muddy. Average success has been reported on Beaver Mines and Lees Lake near Pincher Creek. Average success has been reported at Yellow Lakes and Sherrurne Reservoir near Foremost. Mami Lake near Cardston and Beauvais Lake near Pincher. Other areas including St. Mary's reservoir. Elkwater Lake. Chin and Rjdge Reservoirs and Henderson Lake have reported low success. AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFiTTING for wnlor Prtorw 328-2106 Motorized experiment to continue 1 month The motorized parking meter-man experiment will continue for about another month before any decision is made to keep the commissionaire on wheels. Insp. Bill West, head of the city police traffic- division, said the motorized cart now being used by the commissionaires will remain on loan from the Cushrnan Cart Co. for another month. At that time, he will determine if there has been a sufficient increase in parking vi9lations issued by the wheeled meter-man to justify the cost of purchasing the cart. The experiment is being tried because several parking zones outside the downtown area weren't being properly enforced by commissionaires on foot. Provincial court sets new trial on drug charge A Lethbridge man who police allege was the driver of a car which knocked a teenager down in April was remanded in provincial court Wednesday to July 17 for trial. Richard Van 19. of 1210 3rd Ave. S., was charged April 3 with impaired driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and speeding in a school zone. He pleaded not guilty to the charges April 30. He pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana on that date. He will be sentenced on the drug charge July 17. His trial has been remanded twice already. It was remanded Wedneday because he did not have a lawyer. Crown prosecutor Art Larson, told the court the Crown would like to get the case completed, but it would not object to another remand so the accused could get a lawyer. Mr. Larson said the impaired driving charge involving a drug, was highly technical and the accused should be represented by a lawyer. The new trial of a 19-year- old Lethbridge youth convicted of two counts of trafficking in the drug MDA was committed to be heard at the next sitting in Lethbridge of the Supreme Court of Alberta in Thursday's Provincial Court. Lawrence John McDougall was convicted in provincial court Oct. 4 on the .two trafficking charges and was sentenced to four years in penitentiary. He appealed to the appellate division of the Supreme Court of Alberta and was granted an new trial on both charges. McDougall will remain in custody until the trial. The next sitting of the Supreme Court of Alberta in Lethbridge is in September. Lethbridge hostel is a place to crash By MIKE ROGERS Herald Staff Writer Youths travelling to Lethbridge may stem from different backgrounds, travel by different modes and may have differing political beliefs. But they have the common right to lodging at the Lethbridge Youth Hostel, the only one in southern Alberta. The hostel located at the Young Women's Christian Association, 604 8th St. South, opened June 26 and will remain in operation until Sept 3. The doors open at 7 p.m. and close at 9 a.m. the cost, 50 cents a night, is easily handled by most guests. Accommodations are available for 24 men and 12 women. YWCA residents will provide sleeping bag accommodations only for women during May and June and September when the hostel is closed. Rich Bailey, a member of the Lethbridge hostel board, said meal tickets are available only for needy travellers. Last year when the hostel was first opened it wasn't used to capacity, so this year it was opened about two weeks later. The Lethbridge hostel will be listed with the national hostel association and this year there will be more publicity on the hostel and it's location, he said. "There will be signs for people coming into town which indicate the hostel's said Mr. Bailey. Youths planning on a trip to Waterton will have to find their own accommodations, according to a spokesman for the Lethbridge travel and convention association. Lobster, beef up 10 per cent A shortage of beef and an American trade deal with Cuba are responsible for a 10 per cent surcharge on beef items and lobster, a Lethbridge restaurant manager told The Herald Monday. John Brink, restaurant manager of the El Rancho Motor Hotel, said the price of lobster has gone to a pound from Wholesalers blamed American trade with Cuba, said Americans were willing to pay higher prices, he said. Beef prices are higher because supplies are going to stores before restaurants even though small independent packers are working full blast during the lockout at the three major packing houses. Al Hober. the hotel's manager, said the price of beef has risen 17 cents a pound, to from in one day. "They're taking advantage of the situation." he said. Restauranteurs are middlemen, he said, and just want to avoid losing money. Fred Maslro, manager of Hy's Steak House, said all food "prices were going up. Even the supply of chocolate after-dinner mints given away to customers, cost operators another 55 cents a pound these davs. he said Bloods unhappy over administrative funding The announcement of a million-a-year program to pay the administrative costs of Indian band council operation was greeted with disfavor by the manager of the Blood band. Maximum financing under the program, announced this week by Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien, is for bands of people or more. maximum is "extremely unfair" to the Blood Reserve which has a population of about Ed Fox said Thursday in a telephone interview from Standoff. There is a need for funds to help pay council salaries and other costs relating to council operations, Mr. Fox said, but the amount offered by the Indian affairs department is insufficient for a reserve as large as the Blood's. About a year is taken from band funds to pay for council operation and administration, Mr. Fox said. The program, which will start July 1 at a cost of million for the remainder of this fiscal year, was provided to help band councils as they assume greater authority over Indian programs. In a prepared statement, Mr. Chretien said: "Since the department is currently assisting councils to assume greater responsibility and management of government programs and services in their communities, it is obvious that they need this financial assistance to set up and maintain council offices." Mr. Fox said the Blood band has "just about taken over" all programs and services and is moving to take control of education on the reserve, the last major program still Four die, five hurt in accidents A Lethbridge resident and two B.C. residents were killed at a.m. today when the car in which they were riding left Highway 3 one mile east of Bellevue. They were the sole occupants of the 1968 vehicle which was demolished. It was eastbound, failed to negotiate a left hand curve, entered a ditch and overturned. RCMP are withholding the names of the victims pending- notification of next-of-kin. A 70 year old Granum district man was killed Thursday when the tractor on which he was working backed up. pinning him between the tractor and a shed. Eiolf Johan Jorgenson was working on the braking system of his tractor. It was running and in reverse. Five people were taken to hospital following a two car head on collision about eight miles south of Lethbridge on Highway 4. about 1 a.m. today. Pamala Jones. 17, of Wrentham, the driver of the southbound vehicle, is in serious condition in Municipal Hospital. The two passengers. Laura Jones. 17, and Francis Peta. 18, both of Wrentham are in fair condition. In satisfactory condition in St. Michael's Hospital are William Lloyd Stevenson, 18, of Calgary, the driver of the northbound vehicle and his passenger John Wall. 30. of Calgary. Both vehicles were completely demolished in the collision. INSURANCE HOME BUSINESS FARM We Can Save You Money SECUSSOONl 706 3rd. S. Phone 327-2793 New Partner Sale Admiral-Electrohome, Sylvania Color TV, Stereo, Air Conditioners Bert 6 Mad. TIT 'WHERE SALES AftE SACKED BY SERVICE HWK 327-3232 Gwrp Takeyraw administered by the department. The program has been in preparation for almost a year and one-half, he said, and he had expected that when final details were it would help out a lot." Maurice McDougall, chief of the Peigan band, told The Herald Thursday he can't comment on the program until the band gets some clarification from the department. The program has been called "core funding" by the department, but Chief McDougall said other department programs to help finance general band administration are listed as grants. "We want to know the difference between core funding and he said. The department pays the costs of general administration, which last year in the Blood-Peigan district amounted to about Christian politics to be discussed The "Christian approach to politics" will be the topic of a political meeting with a difference being held in the city tonight. Ken Hurlburt, Progressive Conservative candidate for Lethbridge in the July 8 federal election, will address the meeting. It will be held in the Immanuel Christian School, 802 6 Ave. N., at 8 p.m. "The meeting is open to all interested people who would like to acquaint themselves with a Christian approach to politics and the concern which Christians ought to have about the course of political events in our says organizer Rev. Lambert Mulder. "Mr. Hurlburt will address a group of people who view politics from a Christian Two inquests are ordered Inquests have been ordered into the death of 27-year-old University of Lethbridge man who died in a mining accident Tuesday and into the death of a 10-year-old Millarville girl who was killed in an automobile accident June 17 two miles east of Cowley. Tosh Aizawa, who is from Japan, was killed when he was struck by a runaway shuffle car at Vicary Creek Mine, 12 miles south of Coleman. Diane Renaud was killed when the half-ton truck in which she was a passenger was in collision with a Greyhound bus two miles east of Cowley. No dates have been announced for either inquests. The inquest into the death of Richard Thompson, a 17-year- old Foremost youth who died from injuries received in a collision between a 10-speed bike and an automobile one- quarter mile south of Foremost June 18, will be held July 3 in Lethbridge. Man charged A 28-year-old Fort Macleod man was to appear in provincial court in Fort Macleod today charged with the rape of an 84-year-old Fort Macleod woman who is in serious condition in Fort Macleod Municipal Hospital as a result of the incident. The alleged rape occurred June 23. Charged with rape is Donald Blunden. 28. of Fort Macleod. He appeared in provincial court in Fort Macleod Monday and was remanded in custody until today. NEW 1974 VW C oinpl BI fiif 1 01 rafflw. 1967 VW STATION WAGON 1968Coreml 2Dr. 1969VWKnotrtbick Clean body, mvcrwrrid S895 At RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 3rd Kfft SL S perspective. He has agreed to answer questions put to him by a panel about such far-' ranging matters as abortion, law and order, including the matter of capital punishment, as well as the seemingly unrestricted power of labor Rev. Mulder said in a release. Day care costs up The Lethbridge Community College day care centre will operate for another year, but it will cost student parents a month more next fall. The LCC board of governors has decided to hike the fees student parents pay in order to reduce the cost to the college for the centre. Students will pay a month this fall instead of for each child attending the centre. The increased fee will reduce the college subsidy to a month per child for youngsters of college students. The day care centre will continue to charge per child for each month for the children of college staff members. The average attendance at the centre during its first semester was 13 children, seven short of the maximum enrolment for which the centre is licensed. Hal Gallup, student representative on the board of governors, told the meeting student parents have responded favorably toward the day care centre and would likely support the increased fee this fall. The governors suggested that student parents should be given priority in child placements in the day care centre. The day care centre cost the college for the 1974 winter semester. FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESt. 1922 PHONE 327-4565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRID6E DENTAL UB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOC. PHARMACY FACTS from O. C. STUBBS Are you one of the many people who still feels that an electric toothbrush is. at best, the lazy person's handmaiden or really just a ralher hilarious gimmick Jor "the man who has At first glance this can be the normal reaction, but why not give it a second thought? Here is an in- strument .which, because of its tremendousSy-in- creased number of brush strokes, cleans your teeth much more effectively than ordinary haridbrush- ing possibly could. 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