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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Senator wants to know why so many Indians in jails By .10IIN KIOSSEI, iiramptmi Tiraps BRAMALEA, Onl. (CT) When things quiet clown on Par- liament Hill, a Bramalea family usually receives a telephone call to get out to l.he airport and pick up Canada's second Indian senator, who's coming to stay for the weekend. The Williams, a native of liritish Columbia. Tho family-Charlie Morris, his wife and 15-year-old daughter Cheryl. There was just such a week- end for the Morrises in April when the senator called to say he was coming, but this time witli friends. Chief Jimmy Sewid and his wife were coming along for a meal on Saturday before return- ing to their B.C. village on the north end of Vancouver Island. Chief Sewid had just been in- vested with the Order of Canada for his hook Guests Never Leave Hungry and for his con- tributions to the B.C. fishing in- dustry. Chief Sewid lias part owner- Jim Dilamarlcr key man in pits Canadian chief mechanic for Jiy CAROLE McLAUGHUN INDIANAPOLIS (CP) Jim Dilamarter is one of the best at Ins job-programming, low-slung cars to carry their drivers as safely as possible at speeds ap- proaching 200 miles an hour. And despite the fact that he sets up these cars always to turn left, Iliis expensive and lomperamental machinery has carried him from the quiet streets of Welland, Out., to Gas- oline Alley and The Speedway for Ihe Mtmorial Day Jim Dilamarter is chief me- chanic for AI Unser, defending champion of Ihe Indianapolis 500 and the man trying for an unprecedented third consecutive victory. He and his wife. Sally, and their daughter, Jamie Lynn, live here during the summer and spend their winters in California. But he's still a Canadian citi- zen and retains his Ontario driv- er's licence: His widowed mother still lives in Welland. His father (lied two years ago in a car As a child, Dilamarter was interested in everything me- chanical and tinkered with any- thing that needed fixing. lie de- veloped an early love for cars, but unlike most youngsters, it was the suspension rather than the engine that intrigued him. After high school and a suc- cession of jobs that didn't inter- est him, Dilamarter moved to California in years ago. He and a friend built a car and entered it in California Racing Associa- tion spruits. ENJOY LEARNING "We got it going pretty good, learning something new every time we want he says today. "Thai's what I enjoy most about racing. It doesn't stand still. Its always changing end improving." Late In 1904, George Bignotti, one of the most respected me- chanics in the U.S., noticed Di- lamarler's ability and took him to Indianapolis in 1965 as a cas- ual extra. He joined the team permanently in 1880. Dilamarter's first love is tho Indianapolis 500 and the cham- pionship cars which run on tho United States Auto Club circuit. At Indianapolis, Dilamarter lias worked for John Surtees and Jackie Stewart and has been the mechanic on three In- dianapolis-winning cars. In 1966, his first, year at Indy, Dila- marter helped prepare the American Red Ball Special which carried Graham Hill to victory. In 1970 and 197., he won with Unser in the Johnny Lightning Special of Parnelli Jones. ENTER THREE The Vels-Parnelli Jones rac- ing team, which Dilamarter and Bignotti joined in 1969, have en- tered three cars in the May 27 spectacular, with Andretti and Joe Leonard in the cockpits of the other two. Dilamarter is chief mechanic for the Unser car exclusively. These three revolutionary ve- hicles, called Farncllis around the track, are the brain-child of British aerospace designer Maurice Phillippc and his asso- ciate John Baldwin. Both re- cently worked for Colin Chap- man of the Lotus team and had much to do with the design of the Lotus 72. The Parnelli is a complex ma- chine. One of its main features are the wings designed to sit on either side of the chassis almost in line with the driver's head. They resemble aircraft wings and were designed to house the oil-cooling system and increase the downthrust which holds the machine tight to the track. The wings work like airplane wings, except hey force the car down] instead of up. However, early qualification runs at Indianapolis saw all three Parnellis run without this feature and with the coolers re- located directly atop the air cooling ducts. Another unique feature of the Parnelli is its progressive-rate suspension, providing for much greater variance in the height of nose cone. This suspension has a travel of four inches up seen in Formula I or Can-Am cars, and four down, more like that "This progressive-rate sus- pension is my chief Dilamarter says. "Most people think it's simple to set a car to turn continuously in one direc this isn't the case. "When a machine turns botl eft and right, you simply set he suspension for the most-a- greeable mean. On a onc-dircc- Jon circuit like Indy, you must set for maximum stability in that direction. The closer you come to the optimum varies di- rectly with the lap times your car can obtain. "We've had a lot of trouble setting up, but I feel we have achieved the best possible ratio. More than anything, our taam wants AI Unser to be the first man to make it three in a row. We are not worried that brother Bobby captured the pole or that both the McLarens and the Eagle are faster. "We do care about being around at the end of the 500 miles. We have an exceptionally talented group of men and are working to that end." ship In five vessels fishing the Pacific coast. The guests were treated roy- ally hut Senator Williams was treated as one of the family. He Is Ion. Ten years ago he was made Cheryl Morris' honorary (randpa when she asked: "Can call him grandpa Her father was working in Burnaby B.C., at the time. Today she laughs about the whole situation, but Senator Wil- liams is still her grandpa and always be called by that name. Ho was appointed to the Se- nate last December. The first Indian senator was the late James Gladstone of Alberta, a good friend of Senator Williams. Senator Williams says lie was probably appointed to Ihe Se- nate because of his deen in- v o 1 v e m e n t with the Native Brethren of B.C., which lie calls .he only self-supporting, "inde- pendent Indian organization in Canada." Senator Williams has been president for 12 years. He now is u member of the Senate's constitutional affairs committee and is studying the parole system of federal pris- ons. The senator says he has dis- covered in the few months of his study that 40 per cent of the people in federal prisons in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Al- jcrta and British Columbia are Indians. He suggested the cause of the ligh percentage of Indians in ihe prisons is the lack of legal assistance other than legal aid. "Tho Indian has very little faith in legal aid. He pleads guilty whether he is or not. He accepts the sentence when pro- nounced. And, unlortunately, he becomes a repeater. In prison there is no longer any responsi- bility required for survival a person is a number instead of an individual." Senator Williams asks: "With less than one per cent of the total population of Canada being Indian, how is it that 40 per cent of the inmates are He says he will lie asking some embarrassing questions and pressing for answers of the department of justice if need be about the Indian prisoners. Hunters train NATAL (HNS) The sec ond hunter training course to Sparwood got under way re cently with 23 participating students. It is under the direction o Frank Mitchel, co-ordinator There are 12 local instructors It will continue for five week with sessions being held at th Sparwood Elementary S c h o c each Tuesday and Thursda evening. Wednesday, May 24, 1972 THE tETHBRIDGE HERAtD 35 1 CANAL WITH NO Native workmen walk along the dried up bed of o massive irrigation canal in the Howrah district of West Bengal which is suffering from drought in the area. Villagers have been digging holes in Ihe bed of the canal to gather drinking water. These men are government engaged in Ihe dig- ging of the canal. SPARWOOD During their recent meeting, councillors of the District of Sparwood, on recommendations made by George Majic, legal counsel for the district and Egon Tcnsfeldt, Western Design Associates Ltd., supervisor for the complex, ap- proved and signed the construc- tion contract between the dis- trict of Sparwood and V a n i r Building Sales Ltd., for the con- struction of the initial phase of the recreation centre now under construction at Pine Ave. and Red Cedar Crescent here. Construction is well under way on the initial phase of the complex. It includes a com- plete community hall, a lower concourse and the arena. The centre building, a two storey section, houses the com- munity hall on the second floor, complete with wash rooms, kitchen, storage facili ties, meeting room and a 42 foot by 72 foot main hall will be completed with the excep- tion of some finishes on the lower floor and some plumbing fixtures. The arena will be without dressing rooms, bleachers and artificial ice under this con- tract, but complete with sur- rounding slabs, boards a n d screens. The Butler Building shell will be complete and insulated. A complete plumbing, heating and cleclrical system will be provided, with all necessary al- lowances to complete the. com- plex, including the curling rink and swimming pool. The centre building will have a complete plumbing and heal- ing system and infrared heat- ers will be provided in the arena. In awarding the con- tract lo Vanir Building Sales Ltd., council stressed the need for nn early completion of the building in order lo obtain max- imum benefit from the local incentives grant approved by the government. Council also reserved the right lo participate in the con- tract through supervising engi- neers Western Design Associ- ates Lid. Council has set aside for site work, including parking facilities and incidental ex- penses such as legal and other fees. Money from the ocal incentives grant and funds collected by the ways and means society, will be used to jrovide the iceplanl and slab 'or the hockey rink, dressing rooms, bleachers and additional linishes required. The extent of this work will largely depend upon money available at the time when the complex is ready for this addi- tional work to be carried out. The council of the District of Spanvood has applied for an ex- tension and increase in the in- centives grant and is enquiring about other funds available from both provincial and fed- eral governments at this time. The pledge drive of the ways and means society will he intansified and it is hoped that funds raised will be sufficient to complete the building. In this regard council wishes to express it's appreciation for material donations made and offered by John Audia and his son, Millar and Brown Ltd. and the B.C. Telephone Company. The stockpile of fill dirt and gravel along Pine Ave. will be made available at no cost for anyone interested. District clerk Miss Lorcita llontemurro, Anthony DcLuca. A. Cimolini and Egon Tensfeldt of Western Design Associates Ltd. will be able to supply fur- ther information. Defied orders, German army colonel dies K1LCOCK, Ireland (API A Second World War German army colonel who defied Hit- ler's orders to destroy Paris bc- foie the liberation was buried here Saturday. Col. Hans Jay died Thursday at age 77. He was credited with helping lo persuade the German mili- lary commander of Ihe greater Paris area, Gen. Dcitricli von Chollilz, not to blow up the French capital as Ihe liberating Allied armies approached in HIM. Jay, who was directly respon- sible lo von Choltitz, com- manded central Paris. Von Chnllitz was under orders from Hitler lo defend Ihe city "lo the last cartridge" but in- slead was persuaded by Jay to surrender to the. Allies. 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