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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta J6 THE UTH6RIDGE HERALD Sciturctny, Mc.rth 4, 1977 By MARGARET LUCKHURST We in southern Alberta are not gel tin" excited about the HC.MP centennial which will take phKV in 1973-7-1, I'd like to know why we're so indifferent about it. Can't we understand and appreciate that the, biggest thing ever to happen in Western Canada was the ar- rival of the in 187-1? Not (lie fur trade, or the soil ill'.: down of miles of steel or the discovery of oil. The one single event (Jiat made the west safe for expansion was the coming of that small band of not- too-wi'H-trained men. with little to support their cause apart from ideals of law and order. H they hadn't arrived when they did. there is little doubt that the entire area from the bead of the Great Lakes to Ihe Pacific Ocean would have become a sanctuary for plunderers, swindlers and murderers. That this vast expanse millions of square miles of land was not peremptorily grabhed-up by the super-mipht of the United States and lost to the Dom- inion forever is in itself something of a miracle. As it was. it was close, awfully close; and no one in the federal government at that time deserves any credit for pulling the issue out of the fire. But it may come as a shock to Albertans that few Canadians east of the Hat have ever heard of Ihe Whoop-l'p Trail, the whisky posts, and Jerry Potts. I would even suggest that few Canadians coukl give any reasonable historical account of the police' arrival at their eventual destination. 1 believe most assume the barracks were ready and waiting for them, with the townsfolk waving flags on their arrival. Mind you, these same fellow Canadians can talk eloquently about Custer's Last Stand, Davy Crockett am! Jesse James, but how many of them could name two of the original force who came west in 1874? In fact how many of us in Lethbridge can name two of the force who came west in 1874? It's a good question! In a few short years, their subtle methods of re- straint, rather than sheer strength, made the NWMP world-renowned. And they got their initial training on our own plains, literally right in our own back- yards. A lot has happened in the west in the last cen- tury. We should be preparing (o in '73 and '74 so that the rest of Canada will know1 not only where the action was at a hundred years ago, but that there is still action here and now. So let's get the centennial moving! THE ABSENT GUEST Take John The Absent Guest lo dinner tonight. Can Save Says. Spend Ihe money you otherwise would spend on a guest on his plate, and help save the lives of the world's hungry children. Dei en dec driving course set The Lethbridge branch of the Alberta Motor Association sponsor an advanced defensive driving course stalling at 1 p.m. March 14 in Room 4 of the Civic Sports Centre. Ralph Spicor of the 'AMA said the objectives of Ihe course wore to c n courage people to improve Ihoii1 driving, educate drivers in the tcchiuqucs of avoiding accidents, improve general driving skills and make drivers aware of any psycho physical weaknesses may have. Mr. Spicer .said I lie course will consist of four, two-hour sesstons ami an aclual individual driving session with each student. The course is open to the pub- lic, but each student must pro- vide his own car for (he driv- ui g session. U of ore Ihe road session a person must present a current and valid Alberta driver's licence, car registra- tion and pink insurance card. Fees tui the session are for members and for non members. Regis tratj on will be held at the first class meeting. Satisfactory participation in the class can mean the re- moval of two demerit points from a persons driver's lic- ence and a reduction in insur- I ance rates for AMA members 1 using AMA car insurance. GRUENWALD HONORED Dick Gruenwald (right) receives a plaque from AU boric School Trustees' Association president Harald Gunderson in recognition of his service lo Ihe ASIA. Mr. Gruenwald, the Social Credit MtA for Letbbridge West, is a former president of Ihe association. He also served on the Lethbridge separate school board for 21 years. The presenlalion ceremony was held in Edmonton. Poor speech patterns mav lose Indians i v sought for city Kenyon Big Sorrel Horse, 2G, r two months lo run consecutive- lislre'omnn vrtia became a leg. By JOE MA Staff Writer Every day, children in the world die of hunger. To most children in the under- privileged world, Canadians' necessities are thdr luxuries. Take John The Absent Guest lo dinner tonight. Every cent you spend on him buys fivo glasses of milk. Eighteen cents can feed, clolhe, educate, shel- ter and medicare a child for a day. The conscience of humanity against the tragedies in mod- ern time this is lhe story o[ The Canadian Save Tlie Chil- dren Fund It goes back to Eglar.tyne Jchb, nn Kng- of Cardston was sentenced to I ly with the remainder of his lit of ner three months in jail when he month term. Eglantyne was torn in 1876. pleaded guilty in Lethbridge i The three month term is also She traveled to the war-torn magistrate's court to violation j to run consecutively. Balkans in 1913 and became in- U of A band plays at LCI I a, non-catholic society in a cew Encyclical letter. In a committee of the Save The Children Fund was formed in Canada. Throughout the years, Can- j Thc ieoc symphonic save and its volunteers have helped save numerous lives in the world. It was a participat- ing agency in raising funds (or the victims in Biafra and Bang- ladesh, where again in history "mothers killed babies The ensemble Is organized Cansave 13 eight years old in the departmcnt of musie Alcerta. It is Cansaves goal al lhe univcrsitv aIMj Dr. John to increase the number nf com- im 'of lhe wiml in. Wind Ensemble from the Uni- versity of Alberta played before an audience of high school band students hi the Leth- bridge Collegiate Institute Fri- of his day-parole. Court was told Sorrel Horse, who was serving an 18-month sentence at the Lethbridge Cor- rectional Institution for a con- viction on the charge of wound- ing with intent to cause bodily harm, had been granted a day- parole to attend a welding class at the Lethbridge Community College. On Feb. 11, Sorrel Horse fail- ed to appear at the bus to be taken back to the jail for the night. He was apprehended in the downtown area by city police Ihe next day. As he was being taken into custody he assaulted the arresting police officer. He was later convicted on the assault charge and sentenced to Students to study Indians the children. She observed: millees in Alberta to 5fl from 40 by the end of this year. Marilyn Miller, chairman of the Alberta division of Cansave in Calgary was in I.iethbridge talking with a grcup of inter- ested volunteers about re-acti- vating the Letbbridge branch. The meeting was held at the home of Mrs, Hugh Arnold, act- branch. Mrs, Arnold also In setting the sentence Judge volved with the distress among -ma chairman of the LeUibridgo W. Hudson said he did not1" b think one person had the right to jeopardize the day parole program for all those who might wish to use and benefit by it. by taking advantage of the privil- ege and flaunting the law. "Mothers killed babies whom j president of the Victorian Order they could not feed. Parents' sent their children to the hospi- tal when they could no longer give them any bread, but in the denuded hospitals they were simply placed in rows to die. "Old people committed sui- cide so that the younger mem- bcrs of the family might have 1 more to eat, Kven children kill- ed themselves when unable to endure any longer the pangs cf Indian culture, standard of i hunger." living, hopes for the future and their thoughts on Canadian values will be studied on the She returned to England de- termined to spend the rest of her life she was alreadv INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED ]9U Lower Ffoor 517 4th Ave. 5. Phono 327-1541 mended for the first time in his- Blood reserve by six high I iously ill fighting to release school students from cllllflren from privation. B.C. The Save The Children Fund As part of their studies, five! wns founded in 1019. Thc next female and one male student j vcari Benedict XV grant- accompanied by a chaporon !wl an audience to Eglantync will spend two "weeks wilh In- and. after meeting her, recom- dian families on the Blood re- serve beginning Monday. The students, v.lio will arrive j ;n Lethbridge today and spend the weekend here, are paying thoir own expenses. RELIEVE IT! Every year about eight fril- I lion tons of water falls on Can-1 jj ada in the form of rain and I [j I .snow, a lot of it on Lethbridge. of Nurses. 1 Mrs, Arnold invites volun- teers to contact her at 2371 North Parksicle Drive or phone 327-4042 and fake John the Ab- sent Guest to dinner. One cent goes a long way loward feed- ing a hungry child. strument division Us membership is primarily music majors and bachelor of music students who travel in southern Alberta, giving pub- lic; conceits and guest appear- ances, They arc currently on tour in the Jjethbridge Medicine Hat area under the sponsorship of the cultural development branch of Lhe government and the University of Alberta. Indian speech habits are cost- ing natives a lot of jobs. Their speech is frequently short and jerky, rather than smcoth-flowing, said Joan Wa- terfield, a local columnist and j broadcaster. The for the develop- ment of lhe habit could in- clude: many youths speak their native tongue until school age; and native people are shy anci nervo us when they enter a white-dominated society, Choppy speech habits may be one of the reasons few Indians are seen working in retail stores where communication the buying public- is essen- tial, no matter v.hat type of job the individual does, she said. The speech style used by many Indians makes them sound uneducated when they may in fact be welt-educated. She said that special courses in convcTScitional E n g 1 i sh should he taught to Indian youths at both federal reserve schools arid provincial schools. P. L, Van Cicvc, an Indian affairs guidance counsellor re- Iterated tlic need for speech classes, not only for Indians but for all students. Mr. Van Clcve said he did not know of any such coarse being offered at either the federal school on the Btood reserve or in the Albert a school system. Southland A former teacher on Tndain reserves in Montana, Mr. Van Clcve suggested other additions to the curricula of Canadian school systems. Courses in speech, drama and journalism are offered in U.S. schools, bu! not in Canada. AH three play a great role In developing confidence in an individual he said, and should definitely offered in the Ca- nadian curricula, he said. slate Minnie Konim was elected president of the Southland Nursing Home Auxiliary al its organizational meeting Thurs- day in the nursing home. Vice-president is Liliian Par- ry. Olher members of the exe- cutive are Jean Butlin, secre- tary; Gladys McLeod, treasur- er; Hatttc Chester, publicity chairman; Harriet Schuld, can- teen chairman; and Wihna Mulder, canteen treasurer, The group invites new mem- bers to attend Us meeting, held the fovirth Thursday oF every month. N Also required are magazines, crofts, games and pictures. GENERAL DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED APPOINTMENT Saturday Saturday was named by the Anglo-Saxons in recognition of Saturn, the god of time. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th SI. S. 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For Ihe past (en years Mr. Aber- deen has boen involved In educa- tional electronic systems with an Edmcnlon firm. During thai time he set up and directed for tha company, a demonstration show- room and school which Included a complete closed circuit tefevi- sian studio, a full language labora- tory and many olher systems. Prior lo his entry into the field of educational electronics, Mt. Aber- deen was a communications sys- tem designer with the consulting firm of AUsopp Morgan Engineer- ing of Edmonton, Alberta. Martin Bros. Funeral Homes Ltd. (2nd GENERATION) Presents THE SUNDAY HOUR MODERNIZE NOW WITH A CUSTOM BUILT "BREAKFAST NOOK" SAVE VALUABLE SPACE SAVE MovaWo tobln lop Vitthen areo anywhere In Icglesi hois Special deiignt for Can bo lo III any imall kTlcheni Our representative will be in lethbridgo March and 7th "MODERN DESIGNERS PHONE 249-4053 24 Hour Phone Service 2307 Sovereign Cresc. S.W., Calgory 4, Alta. 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