Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 THE LETHMIDGE HERALD Wtdneiday, May 30, 1973 ivma Treaty Indian appointed as first woman magistrate NORWAY HOUSE, Man. (CPi The chief of the Indian band in this remote community 285 miles north of Winnipeg is a bit of a trailbreaker. For one thing, the chief is a woman. Elected chief of the member Norway House Indian band 20 months ago, Jean Fol- ster takes up an additional chal- lenge June 4. Thats when she'll hear her first case as Manitoba's only fe- male treaty Indian to be ap- pointed a magistrate. Mrs. Folster, a 50-year-old widow with eight children, said in an interview here she feels her appointment is an im- portant one for the Indian people. She will be able to take guilty j pleas in summary conviction cases, with the consent of the Crown attorney concerned, and assess penalties. In addition to hearing of- fences against laws governing highways, liquor, wildlife and snowmobiles, Mrs. Folster is qualified to take pleas of delin- quency in family court. Her predecessor as magis- trate, Max Paupenkis, a treaty Indian who lives at Norway House, has been named a court who helps Indians to understand court procedures. The northern circuit court to which Mrs. Folster has been named was inaugurated early last year to reduce the caseload of local magistrates. As chief. Mrs. Folster has taken a tough line on liquor problems, blaming drinking for Brochure compiled for high schools V.'ASHIXGTOX (AP) United States women in the 1970s are earning more, learning more. divorcing more and becoming pregnant less often than their prede- cessors, says a new govern- ment brochure on women. It also says divorced wo- men wait a shorter time be- fore remarrrying and that more women, both young and old. live alone or with non-relatives. The brochure. We the American "'omen, was pre- pared by the census bureau for use in liigh schools. It is described as an attempt to present 1970 census statistics in a form "readily absorbed" bv students. Tts style is talkative and of- ten in first person: "In Amer- ica, from earliest times until the mid-20th century, we fe- males were outnumbered by males It says women began to outnumber men during the 1940s and that there are now about 100 women for every 95 men. It notes that young women are far more likely to be col- lege students than their moth- ers; that income of working women has increased along with educational levels, and that only about five per cent of women age 44 had never married in 1970. compared with 11 per cent in 1920. some of the troubles on the Nor- way House reserve and urging parents to set a better example, "Children with good parents have respect for themselves and others when they grow up. They are our future leaders and chiefs." Born in Norway House, a set- tlement in rugged swamp and rock country just north of Lake Winnipeg, Mrs. Folster has been active for years in her community. She had to give up posts as band councillor and welfare ad- ministrator in Norway House when she was elected chief in a contest with three men candi- dates. A TOUGH JOB The position of chief, once largely ceremonial, has proven to be' hard particularly the responsibility for welfare payments that go to 80 or 90 per cent of band members. The lack of fur-bearing ani- mals and poor markets have cut into the trapping and fishing that once helped bolster the never-prosperous local econ- omy. Mrs. Folster has been work- ing for better recreation facil- ities for the reserve, to give youngsters something to do at night. Norway House has no TV. As magistrate, a part-time post, Mrs. Folsters territory embraces God's Lake, Oxford House, Island Lake and Poplar River, in addition to Norway House. She said she expects the prob- lems she will face as inagis-1 trate will be different from the ones she's had to handle in her other duties to date. The job of chief is a tough one, says Mrs. Folster, also vice-president of the Manitoba Indian Women's Association. "The pressure is so great. There are phone calls night and day." Ragtop ivaders HARRY NEUFELD phdo family life by MAUREEN JAMIESON It looks like fun, biM it takes a lot of courage to climb up onto the roof of big brother's convertible while he's away and splash through the rain puddles. Young Duane and Lisa Heather of 141 14 St. N., decided to take up the challenge and hope their brother Steven had a good sense of humor (if he happened to catch The benefits of a high-rise wading pool are obvious ihs neighbors don't all join in at once, and the view is terrific. MORE SPRING BONANZA SPECIALS 2nd ANNUAL POLAROID TRADE-IN SALE and we'll give you for any old camera For a iimited time, we're offering 7.50 off the price of any Polaroid color camera, when you trade in your old camera, no matter how old. whatever the condition. 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Other features include, electric eye, electronic shutter, and a cou- pled image rangefindertogiveyou beautifully sharp, clear pictures in color and black and white. 62 NO TRADE ACCEPTED ON ZIP SPECIAL BONUS Every Polaroid Type 108 Film You Buy Will Get You Free LIGHT' "Special pack of 8 M3 bulbs TERRY BLAND PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. 5314 49th AYC., TABER "Carriage House Studio" 1224 3rd Ave. S., LETHBRIDGE of local k a, w A tea will be held by Dom- inion Rebekah Lodge No. 41 at the home of Mrs. Duncan Mc- Nab, 953 15th St. S., Thursday at 8 p.m. Visiting Rebekahs welcome. The Lethbridge Society for Meals on Wheels plans to or- ganiza a membership coffee party June 6. Everyone will be welcome. The Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Ladies Auxil- iary, affiliated with the nation- al and provincial branches, will meet Friday at 2 p.m. at the civic centre. Tickets will be available for the trip to Cut Bank and the banquet. Bingo will be played and lunch serv- ed. Members and friends wel- come. A bake sale for Rosalta House will be held Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Centre Vil- lage Mall. The Ladies of the Old Tim- ers' Pemmican Club will meet Wednesday Jur.e 6, at 1 p.m. for a potluck luncheon. Mem- bers are asked to bring a fav- orite dish and a small bingo prize. This will be the last meeting until fall. ci out an The Progressive Conservative Women will sponsor a wild rose tea Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Family YMCA. Pourers will be Mrs. C. A. Long, Mrs. 0. J. Hurlburt ST., Mrs. D. Gundlock and Mrs. E. Walter. Cashiers for the afternoon are Mrs. J. S. Stewart, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. R. T. Allen, and Mrs. E. G. Hunter. The bake table will be con- vened by Mrs. A. Weatherup, and guests will be received by Mrs. Ken Hurlburt and Mrs. K. DeArmcnd. K St. Michael's Alumnae will hold a banquet for the final graduating class of St. Mich- town ael's School of Nursing, all alumnae, honorary members and guests, Friday at p.m. at Sven Ericksen's Fam- ily Restaurant. Special guest will be Sister M. Beatrice. Saturday, a coffee party will be sponsored by the Calgary branch, beginning at a.m. at the nurses' residence. A wine and cheese party will be held at the residence that afternoon from 2 to 4 for re- union classes alumnae. Following the graduation ex- j ercises which will take place i at the Paramount Theatre Sun-1 day at p.m., there will be j a tea held at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant from 3 to 5 p.m. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "Stanley's a self-made man who should have hired tkilled labor." TlflSSION: Impossible? A mother likes to think she is loved, respected, and with a bit of luck, occasion- ally popped atop a pedestal. She even has a special date in her honor. But she fears that pedestal will start to crumble the day she be- comes a ma-in-law. "Make it easy on yourself." advises Sue Shyman, a moth- er-in-law twice over and therefore something of an authority on this touchy sub- ject. "Sometimes we're over- eager and over zealous, trying to be the perfect in- law. If you're relaxed about it, things will fall into place more easily." Of course there are bound to be problems in the rela- tionship, says Mrs. Shyman. "Even what you call each other can be a delicate sub- ject. A friend of mine told me her daughter-in-law called her for the first seven years. I preferred my daugh- ter-in-law to call me which she now does, but it took a while, and I learned not to be anxious about it." Eight years of on-the-j o b training have also taught her when to speak her mind and when to keep her mouth shut. "If there's something that's going to absolutely make you bust then say she ex- plains. "Rut you have to think is this going to cause a lot of hard feelings? Then you don't need it and it's better left un- said. Mrs. Shyman believes some women fall into the meddle- some mother-in-law syndrome because they've got too much time on their hands. "T h e very best type of mother-in- law is a busy she de- clares. 'If your children are all married or on their own, there is very much you can do but be sure to do it." Taking courses or working for pay or as a volunteer will also keep you from becoming a built-in babysitter and er- rand-runner. "The young couple will put you to work she warns, "after all, the price is right." Mutual respect for one an- other's time and values will make the occasions when you do get together happy ones, predicts Mrs. Shyman. As for how often you visit, "enough to keep the lines of communi- cations is her advice. Canadian Consumer ap- pears to be in the throes of mounting a campaign against junk foods in schools, report- ing that ten high schools in Nova Scotia are served by two caterers who claim prof- its from french fries enable them to keep the price of milk to 10 cents a cup. The Ottawa Board of Edu- cation presents a slightly more progressive picture. In 1969 the board passed a resol- ution that "the sale of can- dies, chocolate drinks, etc., in all school cafeterias be phas- ed out in the spring of 1970." Last November, the board de- clared an investigation would be undertaken on automatic vending machines in city schools, but no further action has been reported so far. If you are worried about the sale of junk foods in our local schools, you are asked to drop a note to the Editor, Junk Foods, CAC, 100 Glou- cester St., Ottawa, Ont., K2P 2E5. Here's a cool cook's secret summer dessert, which can be taken from freezer or re- frigerator at a moment's no- tice and served to admiring family or friends. Triple Treat Dessert i pkg. strawberry flavored whipped des- sert mix 1 cup milk l cup water 42 vanilla wafers 1 (S'i-oz.) pkg. vanilla fla- vored whipped dessert mix 2 tsp grated lemon rind cup cream, whipped 1% cups fresh blueberries Prepare strawberry dessert mix according to directions, using cup milk and cup water. Chill until mixture mounds, about 10 minutes. Spoon half into an oiled 9x5x3- inch loaf pan. Arrange half the wafers over mixture, over- lapping slightly. Spread re- maining strawberry mixture over wafers. Prepare vanilla dessert mix according to directions, using remaining milk and water. Fold in lemon rind. Chill until mixture mounds, about 10 minutes. Place half the van- illa mixture over strawberry mix, then a layer of overlap- paing wafers, then the re- mainder of the vanilla in the pan. Chill three hours or longer. To unmold: run spatula around edges; dip pan just to rim in warm water; invert onto serving platter and shake genily. Garnish with whipped cream and some of the blue- berries; passing the remain- ing blueberries around with the dessert. Makes about 12 slices. WeeWhimsv Staccy the orlffmtpn 'of her Wee Whimtv. to this paper SHOPPER STOPPERS NOW ON Stop! Look! Be ready to cop a bargain from an inventory of millions of dollars!