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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Cardinal Blames Educational Sysiem Few Indians Finish High School By MRS. ED LUNN Special Correspondent .PIN'CHER CREEK Harold Cardinal, author of The Unjust Society and president of the Indian Association of Alberta was literally on the Hot Seat when he was a guest speaker at the Napi Friendship Associa- tion's recent program. Bob Johnson of CJLH TV was also present as a guest and the moderator of the question and answer period. In his opening address Mr. Cardinal explained the structure of the Indian Association of Al- berta. The president, secretary and treasurer are elected bv the native people of the reserves. At the annual meeting, to be held in June, it is hoped delegates from all reserves in Alberta will attend. The first annual meeting saw about 25 delegates. The organization is truly rep- resentative of all the native peo- ple on the says. One purpose of the associat- tion is to begin assessing the needs of the Indian people. Mines Minister Richter Invited To Kaiser Opening NATAL (HNS) B.C. Mines Minister Frank Richter wil pull the lever hare June 16 to activate the coal-loading facil- ities at Uie official opening ol Kaiser Resources new coal raining operations. Mr. Hichter will head a list of provincial officials, executives of Kaiser Resources and its as- sociated companies, Japanese steel mill representatives (for whom most of the coal is being produced) and local dignitaries. Kaiser Resources Ltd. i s pleased to invite its friends in the Crowsnest Pass area to be guests June 13 and June 14 for a tour of the new facilities, the Harmer Ridge Surface Min. Barmvell Gets Water Next Month TABER (HNS) Installation of water and sewer services for .the hamlet of Barmvell should get under way early in June, ac- coring to present plans of the Barnwell Civic Improvement Board. Some objection was raised at a general meeting of residents last week. However the orig- inal program will proceed, said re elected president James B. Johnson. Mr. Johnson said that oppon- ents to the project have peti- tioned the Minister of Munici- pal Affairs, Hon. Fred C. Col- borne, to hold up installation procedures. He said that objec- tion should have been raised during the advertising of the financing by-law by the Taber M.D. The project is being under- taken as a local improvement to be charged against the users. Total cost is estimated at 000. Gymkhanas Set TURIN (HNS) Gymkhanas will again be held at the Gold- ridge Kanch, northwest of Turin. Bill Stronski is the host. The dates for the gymkhanas are May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12, and July 26. The events start at 2 p.m. Events include barrel rac- ing, pole-bending, stake-race, key-hole race, flag picking, musical chairs, rope the sack and ride and lead. Young and old are invited to attend. ing Operation and the Elkview Plant in Elk Valley. Bus transporation will be pro- vided from the Fernie Arena area and the Greenhill Hotel area in Blairmore. The pickup area for Spanvcod- Natal residents will be at the junction of Highway 3 and the Elk Valley Road. Persons wishing to join this tour are asked to clip and re- turn the request that is being made available to Terry Gar- vey, traffic manager, Kaiser Resources Ltd., P.O. Box 490, Fernie, B.C., by May 29, stat ing number of tickets requim with names and addresses, also the preference date for the tour as June 13 or June 14. PM TO ATTEND The opening here will follow a similar ceremony at Kaiser's Westshore Terminals L t d. where Prime Minister Trudeau heads the guest list and where he will officially open the ship loading facilities at the Roberts Bank Sliperport. Premier W. A. C. Bennett also will play part in the ceremonies. Federal and pro- vincial cabinet ministers also are expected. Visitors from the federal gov- ernment, from Japan and from the United States are expectec to arrive in Vancouver June 14. The ceremony here will be- gin with a barbecue for al guests at noon on June 16, to be followed by the dedication ol the plaat and a tour of the ship- mining project. Up to peo- ile are expected to participate i the official opening cere- mony and tour of Kaiser Re- sources new coal mining oper- ations. Stockholders of Kaiser will ako hold a meeting in the warehouse at the edge of the strip-mme as part of the cere- mony. Auto Racers Aid School FORT MACLEOD (HNS) Wacleod Auto Racers recently had their first race of the sea- son. There was a silver collection and all the proceeds go to the Dorothy Gooder School in Leth- >ridge, which will benefit to ihe amount of Winners were Wayne Shory, Jake Braun, and last year's women's champion driver, Pat Kellington of Fort Macleod. Next race will be Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. Economic development and hu- man resources will be studied. Another purpose is finding out what is wrong with the edu- cational system that at the f-f- sent time sees only six per cent of native people completing high school. An incentive must be found so a greater percent- age will acquire further educa- tion. The association also wants to see a two-way integration take place, not the one-way that is now taking place but non-In- dian coming to meet Indians half-way, not the Indians al- ways coming to the white man's ways. "Why do the native people wish to stay on the reserves? Why don't they go to the field of learning so they may return to compete and contribute to Hie local economy or go on to other positions in other urban Mr. Cardinal replied if there was some economic develop- ment on the reserves, natives would be encouraged to go on to higher learning in preparation for jobs in this development. Mr.. Cardinal said The Unust Society was written largely for the white people. The native people don't have to be told the facts, they know them. It was written to give the Can- adian public an- understanding of the many factors contribut- ing to Indian problems. The poor cousins of Canadian society, Mr. Cardinal said, want to deal as equals financially, culturally and educationally. They want to work out a system of development of their own. If they are left alone to find their own direction then they can unite with non-Indian. Mr. Cardinal was asked why the Indians were presenting the government with a red paper in answer to the white paper. He went through the white paper point-by-point, explain- ing his ideas. People were in attendance from .Edmonton, Cards-ton, Leth- bridge, and eastern Canada. Mil. CARDINAL Canada's Changing North Shown To Band Supporters FORT MACLEOD The Fort Macleod Band intro- duced Keith1 McColl, outdoors- man, and his film Canada's Changing North to the Fort Macleod residents recently. He told the audience in the G. R. Davis School auditorium it took six trips and two years to complete the film. His commentary was about the land and its people. Yellowknife, depicted in the [ilm, has been the seat of the Northwest Territories, govern- ment since 1967. It is a growing city of The economic future of Can- NOTICE READ THIS AD On Select Units 2232 1965 PLYMOUTH 6 cyl., automatic, 2-door. Reg. Low Price Lesi 30% 412 NOW ONLY 2323A 1967 PONTIAC V8, 4-door, auto., radio, power steering Reg. Low Price Leis 25% 594 NOW ONLY ON THE SPOT APPRAISALS AND IAC FINANCING FLEMING MOTORS NEW CAR DISPIAY Cor. lit and 7th St. S. USED CAR DISPLAYS Cor. 20th St. ond 3rd Ave. S. Cor. 10th St. and 3rd Ave. S. PHONE 327-1591 Livingstone Graduation O Scrolls Presented To 21 LUNDBRECK (HNS) Liv- ingstone High School held its graduation exercises recently with a record 21 graduates hon- ored by the school their par- ents and their friends. The graduating class chose its theme song "Bridge Over Troubled Water" with each graduate's name displayed with a bridge motif. Master of cermnnies Donald Timmermans welcomed every- one to Livingstone's 16th grad- uation night. Miss Jackie Porter was the accompanist. Mrs. E. Reimer was conduc- tor of the girls' choir. Miss Sheila Rucka of Cole- man sang the theme song ac- companied by Mrs. R. Burg- man. The Grade 9 quartet, compos- ed of Patsy Tompkins, Lys Des- jardin, Mildred Ondrik and Jan- ice Day, followed with two choice selections, Both Sides Now and Wanderlove. Fclksinger Ge'ordie Johnson joined with Marcel Desjardin in a guitar accompanied rendi- tion of Friends of Mine. The Livingstone Junior High School Band conducted by Mr. H. Burgman, played two num- bers, Castles in Spain and Holi- day. The High School Girls' Choir, conducted by Mrs. E. Reimer, sang the traditional igraduat- tion numbers, Gaudeamus Igi- ruer, Graduation Day and Alma Mater as the 21 graduates took their places on the stage. School principal, Peter Iwa- siuk introduced each graduate. Miss Georgina Pisony and Donald Timmermans read the class biographies. Mr. Iwasiuk introduced the speaker, W. Lencucha, south Al- geria's consultant in mathe- matics and1 science. Mr. Len- Coufirmatiou Classes Held At Watertou FORT MACLEOD (Special) Rather than hold confirma- tion classes in the conventional manner Rev. W. E. Julian took candidates to Canyon Church Camp at Waterton for a week- end. There were four students from Fort Macleod and seven from ranunr. They participated in study, worship and song, Assisting Mr. Julian in lead- ership were Mrs. Marjorie Cul- er of Champion and Mr. Mrs. Ralph Westingtori of Ot- tawa. Acting as cook and house- mother Alf Jorgen- son and Mrs. Andrew Weerstra, >oth of Granum. Busy Bees Meet IRON SPRINGS (HNS) The Lethbridge Northern Busy s Girls' Club met recently at the home of Christine Vanden Fleer. Seven attended. Linda Hudson and Miai Van- den Fleer, spoke as part of the mblic speaking program. The final meeting will be held at the home of the supervisor, Mrs. Kirby. Bulbs mil be judged at the 'une conference. i cuclia spoke on the present needs of society classified students in three categories, giv- ing the contributions of e a c h to that society, and outlining the advantages of the student with .a sound basic education. Don Timmermans, president of the home and school asso- ciation, presented each grad- uate with a small gift and con- gratulated each. "The Students Union presenta- tions were made by Rocky Hud- son, vice-president of the Stu- dents Union. Miss Judy Day was class val- edictorian. She voiced the senti- ments of the Class of '70 .as she expressed gratitude for the sacrifice of parents and teach- ers and the determination of each graduate to cross over the troubled water helped by those who had made their edu- cation possible. As holder of the best class standing Miss Day received the award for that honor present- ed by L. Blackburn. S. Naslund presented her with the special honor award made possible by the Reader's Digest. H, Pharis, Reeve of Pinchcr Creek MD 9, brought the good wishes of MD 9 and presented Peter Timmermans, president of the Students Union, with a cheque towards th; school rec- reational fund as a token of appreciation for the high ath- letic honors won by Livingstone High School this past year. Bryan Warriner, captain of the Sabres, Livingstone's Championship Basketball Team, presented Coach Gary Poulsen with a gift from the team. Graduation scrolls were pre- sented by Mr. Naslund, vice- principal. Livingstone High School's Class of '70 includes Susan Davis, Judith Day, Linda Homans, Grant Jasman, Dale Johnson, Edwin Johnson, Geor- die Johnson, Melvyn Kubasek, Arlene Leskosky, Deanna Mal- off, Garth Michalsky, Sharon Naslund, John Reners, William Robinson, Carol Schatz, Gwen- dolyn Sippola, Dawn Smith, Peter Timmermans, John Greg- ory Tompkins, Bryan Warri- ner and Thomas Weekes. ada's newest capital depends on the development of the nat ural resources, he added. All students wishing. to go beyond high school are given assistance to go to a provin cial university. Yeilowknil'e is a paradise for the sportsminded. Resolute Bay on Cornwallis Island" is unique with three gov. Enimenls represented. Canadian, United States ant Northwest Territories govern ment officials are at the supply base "The future oil capita of the Arctic." Eskimos and whites receive equal pay at the far nortii base The weather station reports temperatures from 65 degrees above to 62 degrees below zero with two inches of rain per year. Arctic poppies were shown blooming in August, despite the face 39 degrees- above was the high temperature. The only known herd of musk ox was shown grazing in us natural environment. Another settlement shown was Holman as primitive as Yellowknife is progressive. Al families have at least one don team. The. village boasts dogs to 200 people. The people still dry caribou meat, fish, and seal meat to preserve it. They are very artis tic in their simple The average age span is 40 to 45. Mr. McColl said he had been invited by two Eskimo men to go to Wellington on a polar bear hunt. Rather than pitch a tent at night on the 10-day BX- pedition the natives would con- struct a warm igloo in a mat- ter of 20 minutes. It accom- modated five. Art Dee of Calgary conducted the band. It was formed in the fall of 1966. Tlie present execu- !dve members are: Frank Eden, Len Frayn, Floris Lemire, Mrs. Vera Hitson. The secretary is Mrs. Joyce O'Sullivan. There are 23 members with ages ranging from 10 to 50. There is also a beginner band with budding musicians of nina to 13. Several of the beginners are Indian children. Len Frayn said finances are always'a concern, and money s necessary for a successful sand all proceeds of the film will be used to buy in- struments and music. He added: "We really appre- ciate the support the local people and especially the Jun- ,or Forest sold many tickets." Talent Boutique COALDALE (HNS) The loaldale Kinettes are staging talent boutique and tea at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the Coaldale United Church tall. Home-sewn fashions will be featured. Kinette models will also be wearing wigs. Mrs. Jack Bond and Mrs. Ed Richards are commenta- ;ors. ATTENTION: CROWS NEST RESIDENTS Far the best choice in MOBILE HOMES The Famous Safeway and Brentwood Models Up To Sq. Ft. Fully Furnished. See SKEEZ CHRISTENSEN Manager of UNITED MOBILE HOMES LTD. Frank, Alberto. (Next to the Turtle Mountain Hotel) SPECIAL Wg Savings en used 17-ft. wide mobile homes. Best in termi nnd trades from Canada's largest dealer Wednelday, May 17, 1970 THI UTHMIDGE HEKALO 3 Library Shelved Sparwood Accepts Offer NATAL, B.C. (HNS) Dis- trict of Sparwood council at its last regular meeting decid- ed to accept the offer cf 080 from the Regional District of East Koolenay for the prop- erties owned by the District of Sparwocd in the area under urban renewal. The offer includes Ihe district office at the fire hall at and the waterworks system at There is no consideration in the offer for parks, streets, and sidewalks but consideration was offered for the move of park equipment to a new site and for the movement and re- installaticn of street lighting. The offer was made clear that the District of Sparwood would have the responsiblity of operating the water system, un- til such time as they choose to close it. The offer also pro- vides for the District of Spar- wood to continue to use all these properties until such time as they can be relocated hi the township. Discussion of the offer led to a request to the Regional Dis- trict for written confirmation the skating arena and curling rink can, as promised, be used for the 1870-71 winter season. PO BUILDING Tile possibility of acquiring the post office building and the curling rink at a nominal price for municipal use was also dis- cussed. The municipal clerk WES instructed to obtain firm bids for moving these buildings to new sites hi the township. Mr. Hollinger of MacArthur Construction Co. Ltd. of Fer- nie presented his firm's pro- posal for burning of slash from land clearing and asked for the necessary permission. His proposal is to clear land for the new Dawson Develop- ments Limited housing project and to move the slash to a number of isolated sites for burning. To minimize the hazard of fire spread and objectional smoke, the fires will be relative- ly small and will burn from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Fire patrollcrs, fully-equipped with water and pumps, will pat- rol the fires on a 24-hour a day basis. Mr. Hollinger estimated ths burning process would take approximately two weeks. A letter from the library com- mission of East Kootenay in- formed council the open shelf service by mail from the lib- rary in Cranbrook will not ba available to residents of Spar- wcad District after May 31. This step leaves the district without library services. Coun- cil felt money cannot be made available at this time to esta- blish a local library. School Board Cuts Requisition Tax Bite Eased On Ratepayers By ROSS GIBB Herald News Service TABER Taber School Div- sion No. 6 has reduced its sup- plemental requisition by seven mills, based on equalized as- sessments. The reduction from 24.5 mills in 1969 to 17.5 mills in 1970, was announced by finance com- mittee chairman Ray B. Evan- son. Representatives fro m the .owns of Taber and Vauxhall and the Taber MD were pre- sent. Mr. Evanson advised the meeting the year's budget calls 'or expenditures of !an increase of about above last year) against reve- nues of which provide for a surplus of a mere 000. He said a new formula for the provincial government's foundation program, coupled with economy measures includ- ing a teaching staff reduction of five bodies, made the sup- plemental requisition reduction possible. Board chairman Allen Wolf- e'r, responding to some express- ed concern over staff reduc- tions, said the reduction will not sacrifice quality of educa- tion. He said improved pupil-teach- er ratios through transfers of rural children to various ele- mentary schools in Taber was a major factor. Trustee Heber I. Anderson Inspirational Message Delivered By Anderson By ROSS GIBB Herald News Service TABER The miracle of continuous conversion, of change of life and heart, of over- coming death, sin and ignor- ance, was the message of Stake President Kenneth P. Ander- son to the members at- .ending the LDS stake confer- ence here Sunday. He said that salvation is a process of impr'ovment, a pro- cess of experience and repen- ance and growth directing life oward God. Regional Representative Ray i. Evanson spoke on the celes- ial law of the kingdom of God, Burns W. Wood of the Stake 'residency discussed the bless- ags of the Priesthood and Garth M. Harris- also of the residency spoke on the reality of God as the basis of all truth. Othef speakers at the one- ession conference were Miss Cthel Griffin, Indian student lacement program co-ordina- or; Gerald II. Lay ton of the Stake High Council, John W. Gray, Stake MIA superinten- dent, and recent converts Miss Darlene Dee of Medicine Hat and Raymond Pyne of Taber. Special music was provided by a 40-vpice stake male choir, with soloist Reece B. Gibb ot Rosemary and a duet compris- ing Mrs. Jean Jensen and Rell G. Francis of Taber included !n the program. The Sunday conference ses- sion was preceded by a lead- ership meeting Saturday even- ing at which the choosing of a career was emphasized for the young people in attendance. Film On Japan IRON SPRINGS (HNS) A film travelogue on Japan was shown at the recent Battersea Women's Institute .meeting at the home of Mrs. R. Harvie. Nine attended. The group will host the con- stituency conference. Mrs. I. McMamis won the 2 o'clcok prize. Mrs. E. Sor- ?ard won the hostess and en- Lertainment prizes. said both government and municipal bodies had express- ed concern over recent steep increases hi school costs. The government had revised the grants formula, recommend- ing that school administrations cut back supplemental requisi- tions by two mills a year for three years. Total effect of the reduction, considering the t w o-mill in- crease in school foundation re- qusilions from 28 to 30 mills, is that school costs throughout the division will be reduced by five mills. WINS SCHOLARSHIP Glen Marshall, 17 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Marshall of New Dayton, lias been awarded a Mc- Connell Scholarship to McGill University, he was informed last week. The scholarship is renewable annually. He will major in physics or chemis- try. He was at Gilbert Paler- son school in Lethbridge to Grade 5 and all his subse- quent schooling lias been at Raymond. His older brother, Gregory, received the same scholarship six years ago and is now teaching in an Ottawa high school. and now from Herb's Western Wear Setting the South Country's image with selection and quality western clothing Herb Shector suggests That You Attend the 5th Annual WRITING-ON-STONE RODEO SAT. and SUN., JUNE 6th and 7th Visit our store for the largest selection of: "RUGGED" ond "WESTERN" Clothing for all the family MEN'S WESTERN BOOTS By Tony tama, Texoi and Justin 0 WESTERN SHIRTS By Korman and Tem-Tex WESTERN STRAWS By Boiley ond Reslilol LADIES' WESTERN OUTFITS By Miller FANCY SHIRTS MOCCASINS t WESTERN BOOTS CHILDREN'S t WESTERN SHIRTS t WESTERN IOOTS By Texas Brand WESTERN STRAWS WESTERN FELT HATS Plus a full line of Accessories la round off your "WESTERN LOOK" Remember LEE and LEVI'S Jeans for everyone. Please bear with us while our store Is under Major Renovations We're creating a "NEW LOOK" for your shopping convenience and enjoyment. 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