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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, May 15, THE lETHBRIDCI HWALO IS Canadians are cheap By JOH MA llcraid Staff Writer BANFF Canadians are not doing enough to help the peo- ple of the poor countries, Ken- rice Marshall, national director of the Canadian Save The Chil- dren Fund said Saturday. "Our total Canadian interna- tional development agency bud- get: is something in the order of million, or seven-tenths of one per cent of our Gross National he told tho opening dinner of the CAN- SAVE annual meeting seminar at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Mr. Marshall said the Uni- ted Nations has suggested that the developed nations should spend at least one per cent of their GNP aid lo the develop ing nations. Recalling the work for the year of CANSAVE, which is the Canadian member of the International Union for Child Welfare. Mr. Marshall said in six months CANSAVE helped about lost, abandoned and orphaned children in Ni- geria reunite with their fam- ilies or to live in foster homes. "Now in 1972 we commence the similar undertaking incor- poration with the Bangladesh he said. "It will be a much tougher task and will take longer and will re- quire more money." Mr. Marshall said CANSAVE has a commitment! to the child and to "help the child become an instrument and beneficiary, not a victim, of technological and social change." Mr. Marshall said CAN- SAVE's work is concentrated in the poor countries, and only about eight per cent of the money it raises is spent in Canada. Churchill students win Banff awards Winston Churchill High School left the provincial high Capital budget on council agenda 'White backlash'' possible if Indians aren't cautious school drama festival with two awards and a lot of good com- ments from adjudicator Gill Bunch of Victoria, B.C. A revised capita! budget is on the agenda for cily coun- cil consideration tonight. Several alterations in tho budget have teen suggested to accommodate financing of a new million multi-purpose within the next two years. j A proposal concerning West Lethbridge development will Lily Larter directaUhe play, te wiUl By RUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Staff Writer Unless native people take more interest in costly federal tax supported programs a white backlash could develop, said Wayne Wells a co-opera- tive development officer for the provincial agriculture de- partment. Mr. Wells, a Blackfoot In- dian, severely criticized staff members of the southern Al- berta Indian News Media for not turning out to their own an- nual meeting. Asked by the organization, with a paid membership of about 300, to provide an evalua- tion of the two-day annual meet which began Friday at the University of Lethbridge, he laid it on the line to the less than 30 people present. "If you can't get Indian peo- ple to" attend their own meet- ings without paying them, the organization won't he said. Indian people are in a posi- tion where they have "to prove they run their own affairs" be- fore expecting increased tax supported monetary assistance, i Mr. Wells blasted the Indian i News Media which prints the Kainai News and also operates a radio broadcast program run over many southern Alberta radio stations for the lack of attendance by staff mem- bers. The turnout to the meeting was not "a good reflection" for the five southern Alberta re- serves the group represents. He accused the Indian News Media of not respecting its board of directors and "would like to see an atti- tude change." Although the meeting saw a list of amendments to the group's constitution passed. Mr. Wells said not enough had been done. However, in defense of those people in attendance, he said, Indians tend to close up at meetings. Much of the important infor- mation was passed in hotel rooms where people held in- formal "person to person con- tacts and opened Mr Wells said. Marvin Fox. president of the Indian News Media board of directors outlined the reasons for the lack of attendance. lie said the mealing hod not been publicized well enough due to some difficulties setting a date for the event. The localion of the meeting also hampered participation and the warm weather saw many native people holidaying over the weekend. "This is still a young organi- zation and still he said of the two-year-old group. Our primary objective will be for better organization, Mr. Fox said. Impromptu, by Tad Mosel, and won the award for best visual presentation. Albert Azzara, one of a cast of four, took the best support- ing actor award. Other mem- bers of the cast: were Dennis de Groot, Susan Frier and Lynda Rosenfelt. The production was runner- up for the best play award, with Peace River High School winning top position under tho direction of Jim Robert Shaw. Mr. Bunch referred to tho Churchill e n t r y as "an excel- lent production from all stand- and commended Terry phasis on a ____....... em- financing scheme for that project other than from the capital budget. It has been recommended in capital expenses for bridge and road construction, storm sewers and lake con- struction on the west side be removed from the capital bud- get and financed on a "pay as you go" basis, out of a new subdivision account. Another revision moves the cost estimate for the new li- brary to SI million from With the revisions, Ihe cily Finance director All i s I or Findlay notes in a letter to council the arena consultants did not figure the annual debt charges in with the estimated operating expenses of a new arena. Those charges would be a year on the acceler- ated program (building the arena by December, 1973) and on the normal pro- gram, to have the arena built by June, 1974. Mr. Findlay also points out the financing of the arena might have to come from the of debentures on tho open market. "Considerable Irought" should be given to that approach, he suggests. By selling debentures on the open market, the city would not add to its bonded debt, which is "increasing at an arena. By !97b, the total bond- ed debt will increase to million, per capita, Mr. Findlay estimates. Mayor Andy Anderson plans only budgetary considerations for tonight's meeting, with spe- cific reference to West Le'h- Thom and Garry Shilliday on finance director includes a "an excellent set." Peace River High School re- ceived all other awards pre- sented at the festival, winning out over ten other entires. 2G5.000 budgeted expense in 137-1 for a new arena, instead of the previous alloca- tion. The difference between the uui IJVL-! urn CJJLIM-O. (iinerence Deiween me The festival was held at the amount, and Ihe esti- Banff School of Fine Arts May matet) lolai cost of arena is figured with a possible 000 college capital grant from the province, from the community i c e fund, .o from settlement on the old per cent of the world trade is j arena fire claim and ?60.000 between countries that have i from sale of the old arena chosen the metric system. 1 property. 11 to 13. METRIC The trend to the metric sys- tern is irreversible. Today, 86 alarming rate." In 1967, the bridge and the new arena, total bonded debt was million or per capita. The estimated total bonded debt as of 1972 is million, per capita and based on the normal program for construction of the Council will ask for written submissions from the public concerning the arena for tha May 23rd council meeting, The meeting tonight will be- gin at in council chambers. You can take a WHITE HORSE anywhere Distilled, Blended and Bottled in Scotland by White Horse Distillers Ltd., Scotland Violence won't help Indians Violence will not help Cana- dian Indians accomplish their goals, said a Quebec Indian spokesman in Lethbridge. Alanise O'Bamsawin, a Que- bec Indian spokesman and well-k n o w n entertainer said violence would result in an ant i-lndian backlash by non- nativa society. Indians must organize into unified groups which can peacefully utilize existing com- munication channels and de- velop new ones to realize their goals. In this field. Western Cana- dian Indians are better or- ganized than their eastern counterparts, she said. Citing her own province, Ms. O'Bamsawin said Indian Unity is difficult to achieve due to linguistic problems. Quebec Indians speak either French or English or, in re- mote areas, retain their native languages w h i c h results in a communication problem. Speaking at the Indian News Media annual meeting at the University of Lelhbridge over the weekend, she commended the group for the service they provided native people here. The communication problem among Quebec Indians impairs the development of an effective media there. Although establishing a com- pletely effective Indian news media in Quebec is a difficult undertaking it is necessary to unify Indians, she said. Realizing that native people will undergo continued integra- tion in non-native society, she said Indians must be proud of their heritage and retain parts of their culture. This they can do through dis- tinctly Indian arts such as na- j tive dancing and music. Bye O Birdie starts brother Tuesday watches Two Lethbridge juveniles dis- covered Sunday afternoon the RCMP air patrol plane can be used for more than spotting siwuuiTS. T w o juveniles reportedly stole a half-ton truck from Marshall Auto Wreckers, 2nd St. S., and headed toward Coaldale. On the way they pick- ed up three juvenile hitch- Inkers. Shortly af I er 2 p. m. t hey rolled the stolen truck in a ditch on Iliglnvny 3 west, about 4 miles east of the city, severely injuring two of the hitchhikers who were riding in the truck box. Following the accident Ihe two young thieves attempted to flee on foot, hut were observed by the patrol plane which was circling the accident scene. An RCMP highway patrol CUT arrived on the scene shortly after the accident and the driver apprehended the two ju- venile offenders liy following instructions radioed to him from the aircraft. The two injured hitchhikers, Calvin Wojtowiz, 31J1 St. S.. and Theodore Paterson. O nth St. S., holh 14 years old remained in Lelhbridgo Munic- ipal Hospital this morning in fair condition with multiple in- juries. RCMP investigation of Ihe incident continues and no Ju- venile Court dale has been sH lor the two alleged truck thieves. Tuesday is the Iraginning of fonr-dfty run of the musical- comedy Bye Bye Birdie, the spring production of the Lelli- bridge Collegiate Institute, at the Yatcs Memorial Centre. With a cast and crew of close to students and staff, trc j Mark Lilehi'ield and D.uvn Me- I Other major char- acters are played by David Mann, Mike Day, Arlene Crigh- j ton, and Reinhardt. The story concerns a young tL'k sinyer who has heen draft- cd and his manager who nerdp j a quick way to make money. His secretary plans a televised farewell where Conrad Birdie will sing his latest hit and kiss a fan goodbyc. Problems on the side con com the manager's and secretary's attempt at romance with diffi- culties presented by h i s mother, and the young fan's dilemma at being disloyal to her new boyfriend. Some of the better known I songs include Put on n Happy Fare. The Telephone Hour and j A I.ol of l.ivin' to Do. Maureen Moiling is pnklucer and director with .Jerry Pokur- noy conducting the Ijdhhridpn Collegiate Band who will ac- company the cast. Tw.sday is slwlenis' night, Ihe performance begin- ning at. 7 p.m. and an admis- sion charge of The following shows begin a I p.m. with ;i charge of s; ;il. Tick arc available I rum LCI students. At DUNLOP FORD WE GO A LOT FURTHER THAN A HAND SHAKE Dunlop Ford extend the manufac- turer'! warranty to a full 90 dayl It'i like buying a ear and having e free mechanic at your beck and call DUNLOP FORD A-l USED CARS Carry a 100% Unconditional Guarantee- For 30 Days Think about it no labour costs no port costs we ol Dunlop Ford uncondilionally guarantee the A-l used car of your choice 100% for 30 days listed below are just a few of the thoroughly reconditioned A-l used cars we have for you 1971 METEOR RIDEAU Sedan, V8, auto., P.S., radio, miles, clean. 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