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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 'I ivould rather live in Canada' Hong Kong life is hectic By Bm.DRKI) 1IARKER Herald Nows Service MAGRA'ra "I would still rather live in Canada than Hong declared Lila Sam while reviewing her recent trip home after an absence of 20 years. "It was hot (here, just like being in an oven, and it didn't cool off at night. The crowds were terrible, so many people in Hong Kong you could hardly walk IL has changed so much since left." Mrs. Sam had a hard time finding her way in Hong Kong. "So many of the old buildings have been torn down and mod- ern apartment buildings built. There are not many junks left- even the ocean has been filled and apartments made there. So many cars now, too not a third as many before. We could walk freely when I grew up there but it is so crowded now." Prices are up but still cheap- er than here for clothes and material. "I have to bargain if the price is too Mrs Sam confided. "That is the custom over there. They expect it. "Our money is five limes their's. In the street market Chinese vegetables that were five cents in 1930 are now a pound. Bean sprouts are 80 cents. Beef is expensive, just for (lie wealthy, as she found four steaks cost in Cana- MRS. LII.A SAM SEES NEW HONG KONG 800 pounds of clothing shipped Lo needy people WARNER (HNS1 The No- vember meeting of the Warner Women's Institute was held re- cently at the home of Mrs. Ella Hepplcr with Mrs. Evelyn Gray as co-hosLcss. Mrs. Pearl reported a good lime the evening that the Wf entertained the Lclhbridge WI. Mrs. Liebell, as convener of the firsl Lions club supper, re- ported il was well received for M Lions. Supplies are on hand for the rest of the suppers which will be served during Ihe win- ter season. Mrs. Pat I-Iulchinson reported three carloads of members and their husbands entertained wilh music, song and dancing at the Ridgeview Lodge al Raymond. Mrs. Bea Slromsmoe reported BOO pounds of good used cloth- ing and six laycllcs have been slu'ppcd lo Unitarian Service, Salvation Army, Alberta Hospi- tal and the Siflon R e c e i v ing Hnme. Another packing day will be Nov. H. An evening in November will be set aside to take (lie While Gifts and some entertainment to Ihe Alberta Hospital al Ray- mond. The December meeting; will be at Ihc home of Mrs. Liebell. with a pot-luck lunch. The annual family Christmas party will be held Dec. Com- mittees wore chosen. Mr.s. Pat HutchinstHi read a very interesting biography of each member of our pen pal WI in Upper Slewiackc. N.S. They also sent a Twecdsmuir Village History. Carol Gray introduced Val- erie Biggers who gave Ihe Jolly Janes Girls Club repor) for Oc- dian money or in Jlong Kong currency. "Chicken and eggs were cheap before but now a chick, en is and eggs are 80 cents a dozen, to M Hong Kong. Fresh fruit is a lux- ury at a dozen for Sunkist oranges from California. Ba- nanas are 3 pound so it was a real treat to take fruit to my relatives." Wages have improved since Lila Sam worked in Hong Kong. Her niece is foreman in a knitting factory and earns J500 a month. The average wage is with English edu- cation. Everyone had a job. Those who were unemployed for some reason get a month from the government and one room they share with four or five. The new apartments are bet- ter but you still have to walk up as there is only an elevator after the 13th floor. The biggest change, Mrs. Sam noted, with sadness, "There is no Chinese costume any more. Everyone was in mini-skirts so short they em- barrassed me." She missed the national dress in Hong Kong and thinks they should keep the custom. While she was in Singapore for seven days, she saw more Chinese mandarin jackets and pants and was pleased to note the absence of hippies. Even tourists must cut their hair or leave. II is a clean city whereas Hong Kong is not but there was a campaign on to clean it up. A highlight of her trip was National Day with ils parade in a riot of colors. Every school had different colors and uni- forms. "When I went to school they taught Chinese and Mandarin and had a special price for Eng- lish. Now they teach Eng- lish, Chinese, Mandarin and Cantonese in public schools." Mrs. Sam's greatest disap- pointment was in not being able to see her four brothers in Canton, Communist China, where she was born and lived for seven years. Before leaving Canada she was told she could get a visa in Hong Kong hut found there she could not be- cause she is a Canadian citi- zen. So she spent her time with two sisters, one very sick, and got to know their families. "They leased me because I prefer Canadian food now. Their diet is more like uurs now with a variety froru corn flakes to soups and juices. Veg- etables are fresh, not frozen. Their ice cream is not as good." With all the changes, respect in families has also been in- fluenced. "It depends on train- ing in the Mrs. Sam ob- served. "All work as soon as old enough, about 14. They can leaVe school any time because it is expensive to stay. Young people here should be grateful to stay in school. My 17-year- old nephew pays i'lGO a year lo go to high school in Hong Kong." The Commonwealth has im- proved living conditions but few own their own homes they can't afford to. Ordinary people now have bathrooms, washers and driers and refrigerators. "They can even buy a room in a store for to for a business but it is so crowded. We have so much room here and she said. "It is still nice to shop for men's suits for you can give the measurement in the morning and have it finished that night." Her marriage was arranged by an older sister in 1953 to Harry Sam who brought her to Canada in May. They lived in Lethhridge for one year and moved lo Magrath where they onened a confectionary. Since Mr. Sam's death last year she has managed the business and raising their son and two daughters. "My family is happy in China. They cried when I left. I was happy lo come wouldn't trade anything in the world for Canada. The people here are friendly and help you. I still like Canada if we do only get two weeks of hot weather. Young people should go see the over-crowding in the cities then they'd appreciate room and freedom here." Mrs. Sam added, "Don't go in July or August. Wait until Oc- tober when it is cooler." WINS SCHOLARSHIP Marie Francis Pitlman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pillman of Warner, lias won the Meisscr Centen- nial Scholarship. It is valued al S50II. It is awarded annual- ly to the student obtaining his entire high school education al Warner High School and receiving the highest matricu- lation rcsuHs in Grade 12 de- partmental exam inations. Miss PHlnian will study phy- sical therapy. TURKEY DINNER MILK RIVER (IKS) A turkey dinner was served re- cently in the basement of the church by the Catholic Wom- en's League, beginning 1 p.m. and continuing through until 5 p.m. This event was en- joyed by a large number of lo- cal and district people. n Roundup of District News Fifffi" -srtv lober. There are now 40 mem- bers. Bridal shower They are going carolling Dec. 15. They have imilod their mothers and WI members lo Sherman was hnslcss their Christmas parly Dec. 13.1 committee meeting to Handicrafts PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) At Sundial at the Community Hall the recreation department is sponsoring a handicraft class for anyone interested. The class will feature instruc- tion in macrame, Christmas lecorations, batik and candle- craft. These classes will meet ev- ery second Thursday beginning Thursday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. lo 12 noon. Mrs. Cathy Evins will in slnict. The fee for the 16 hours of instruction is ?0.50 Registration deadline is Wed- nesday, Nov. 15, at the north county regional recreation of- lice, Picture Bulte. To win degree COALDALE (HNS) James P. Bafyclty, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. M'. (Mike) Batycky of Coaldale. will be receiving his doctoralc in chemical engine- ering from the University of Calgary in convocation cere- monies lo ]x held Friday, Nov. 10. His parents will be attending Ihe convocation. GRAMJM (HNS) Mrs. L. for the plan bridal shower for Mrs. Bobby Brown, nee Joy Ducc. II will Iw held Satu-day. Nov. 18, at in the United Church I Hall. Shower Friday COALDALE (HNS) _ A com- munity shower in honor ol bride-elect Miss Norma Schcib- ner will be held at 8 p.m. Fri- olher church groups in regards to the World Day of Prayer service March 2. Plans are being made for a turkey supper Friday Nov. 24 at p.m. Officers: president Mrs. May Noble: vice-president Mrs. Hel- en Oliver; secretary Mrs. Flos- sie Erno: and treasurer Mrs. Beth Benson. The Christmas Party will be day, Nov. 10. in the Coaldale I hold at Ihe home of Mrs. Maggie BROOKS Fifteen year old Jim Link of Rainer, in a Typing 10 class al the Brooks Composite High School, shows much promise on the key-board. Enjoy party United Church Hall. j Oliver Wednesday, Dec. 6. Pot-luck lunch will he served, i All women arc welcome lo attend. CARMANGAY 00 words .'in members of the Little Bo< Community Club recently en- joyed a Halloween party in the His flying fingers can rattle at an average of 80 words per minute. Mrs. B. Gill is of the typing class. recreation room. Prizes for Ihe best costumes awarded lo Mrs. Eva Delaney of Barons and Mrs. Brownies NATAL (HNS) Brownies of (lie Third Sparwood Pack leld their Halloween parly re- Francis Burns of Carmangay. Lunch of sandwiches and a cake made and decorated with instructress a pumpkin dcsigl1 by E, nora Anderson and coffee were served. Museum closes FORT MACLEOD (Special) The Fort ilacleod Histon cal Association's Museum has closed its doors for the sea- son. Attendance since IMl is rec- orded at guesls. The tolal attendance figure in 1961 was 45.287. An increase was recorded each year. cepf 1970. when road" construc- tion diverted t-affic from the vicinity of the museum The to- lal attendance for was an all-imc high of 7J.1TO. Members are planning furth- er expansion of facilities and constantly adding artifacts to the authentic display. Auction set Wedneidoy, November 8, 197J THC lETHBRIDGB HERAID 3 Steel rises for hospital By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK The new 66- bed hospital for Fernie is well into the structural steel erection in the 50-week contract under- taken by F. Slanzl Construction Ltd. of Vancouver at mil- lion. Sod was turned and footings poured early in September, and objective is enclosure so work can continue over winter. Location is between the high- way and the Elk River in Fer- nie's north end. The June, 1970 East Kootenay Hospital Region approving ref- erendum projected expenditure on this and improvements and acVJilions to other region hospi- tals at S3.87 million. The referendum amount puts the equipped new Fernie hospi- tal at 52.7 million and other ma- jor work from the referendum has been seven beds addition to Lake Windcrmere Hospital to 31 beds, expansion of Cranbrook Extended Care wing to 50 and improvements at Kimber- ley Hospital and interim im- provements and maintenance at Natal-Michel Hospital. HOME STRETCH This general program is now on the home stretch of referen- dum expenditure and it is pas- sible a 1973 referendum for fur- ther region hospital facilities may be fielded. There appears to be general approval in principle by au- thorities for a new hospital for Spanvood to compensate for phasing out Michel Natal, and a treatment centre for Elkford village north of Sparwood, with possible reduction by six beds of Fernie accommodation be- cause of unforeseen Crowsnest Pass population swings. cert ly. IRON SPRINGS UINS) A community auction sale will be hold Saturday. 18, al 1 p.m. iu Iron Springs for Iho fol- lowing organizations: C G I T, Cubs. Ventu-ers, Cadets and Calvanetles, Little League, Home and School, and Busy Bees Girls Club. Any mcmlwr will accept do- nations up to the lime of the sale. Lasl year Ihc- auclion nptled basemenl of the Roman Cath-, 530 for each organization. Kinettes help MILK RIVER (HNS) Milk River Kinetics recently held a a I lhe OLD NATAL SKATING ARENA Buill In 1948, mostly through volunteer labor and contributions, Ihe old Nalol stealing arena has been demolished. It had an exciling life. Many greal sporting events look place here. Bui il wasn't exaclly "eld reliable." II would depend on the weather to keep ils natural ice hard. With a seating capacity of more than disappointments were many when Ihe ice lurned to slush. Paul Chala Pholo BRITISH NANNIES Ol llin rfoien surviving nanny (mining ccnlros in Briloin, one lioorl and shoulders obovr ils tompolilors _ lite Norland Nursery Training School al Hungorford, 70 miles weit of london. Micliool Copn lolls you oil ahou) Norland, and abou! Sally Mclcod, (lie tint Coiindion lo train Ilir-ro IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Ten succeeds CflANUM (HNS) The hedge ;ind smorgaslxird Ira, .sponsored recenlly by Ihc Presbyterian L a d i c s' Aid, proved lo IK n very successful cvrnl. The display of anllque.s wns especially enjoyed wilh special onmmonls nn lire oxhihil of old school readers. The hake and while elephant Inblcs wore well patronized. Each Emmie marie Tom candv suckers. Birthdays were noted for I Brownies "Kelly DcPaoli, Tarn-! lhesc events enable newcom- ny Grocult, Bina Wood Lord- i lo "lc and a Offersnn and Peggy Szing. with local Each of the birthday Brownies received a birthday cupcake with a candle. Use tin cans COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale Arls and Crafts Club will present a demonstration at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, on tin work. Mrs. Erna will show htw lo make inleresliug nvifl articles out of tin. It will be hold in Ihc Coaldale j Sporl.splex. Members arc asked lo bring rarious sizes of tin cans lo use Tor material. Elks gather GRAN1IM (HNS) Ray of Dawson Crec-k. B.C., of Ihe Provincial Klks Association, mado an official isil In Iho Graniim Elks Ixidgc recently. R] Collins "of Colo man. DDGER. also made his official isit lo Ihe lodge ,il Ihe same lime. Among Ihe (io in attendance ivcrc guests from Colcman, Rlairinorc, Pinchor Crook. Forl Maclood. Slnvely and Barons. After the regular meeting, a ronst dinner and refresh- ments wore served. I Supper Nov. 24 IRON SITI1NGS (IINS) Iron Springs llniled Church Wo- men inol reconlly ,-it Iho home of Mrs. Kva Mchlen. Mrs. llolh Benson conducl- j ed Ihc worship service. Special pncsls were Mr.s. Bob Thompson nnd her mother. Mr. i and Mrs. Thompson nre on fur- ih f-oin Japan and Mrs. Thompson (.poke nl hor life here, i Tho UCW plans In conlncl Ta'enf night FORT MACLEOD The Forl Macleod Lions Club is slagiug ils fourth annual Tal- ent Night Nov. 24 MARKS BIRTHDAY Mrs. Cecilia Leulla Slone, honor- ary president of Ihe Fort Macleod United Church Women, was honored by 100 people at a tea at the home of Mrs. Dora Story. Il was her 80th birthday. She is well-remem- bered as a Cub leader and Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Lillian Mctean basted a coffee party during the morning. Mrs. Slone is also a past matron of Ihe Order of Eastern Star. Swihart Pholo Lola Wall explains work of Canadian Menial Health group FORT MACLEOD (Special) the purpose and objectives of Mountain View Rebekah the association. Lodge recently sponsored a tea Donald Wall showed films, lo introduce the work of the Ca- nadian Mental Health Associa- tion lo the Fort Macleod dis- trict. There were 50 in attendance during the afternoon. Executive director Mrs. Lola Wsll of Lethbridge explained Mountie posted CLARESHOLM Larry At- kinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Atkinson, has successfully _ completed his recruit training, ises a bigger and better pro- m Ihe RCMP at Rcgina. He has Iwen posted for dut- ies with the force at Surrey, Gordon visits FORT MACLEOD (Special) The Forl Macleod Lions Golden Wedding OY1CN Married- in Ihc West Ukraine. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Liipuliak of Oven will be celebrating their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary Nov. 11. Church service will be held in their hcnor at SI. Peter nnd Paul Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, Oven, al p.m. Open house will be held al llicir home at 208 4th Avc., Oven, from 2 lo 5 p.m. No gifts, please. In past years, the variety Club recently was honored by a evening has featured high cali-; visit from dislrict governor Gordon and Mrs. Gordon. Ladies' Night was held. A. A. Kodriow was presented wilh a life membership iu j Lions International. He is one j nf liOO Lions in the world lo be I FII honored. Olhcrs receiving frrun the local club :wcre Basil March, Jim Tyson, Bill Orr and Joe Jordan. bre local entertainmenl This year's preview prom- gram. Master of v.'ill John Milne. Nimsick to speak NATAL of Mine? and Petroleum Re-! sources Leo Nimsick will spcak al a meeting of Fernie and Dis- trict Board of Trade today at Ihe Fernie Motor Inn. The minister, meeting wilh Uie BoT for the first time since his re-election as MLA for Kno-. lenay riding and since he be- came a minister, is to lalk about his department's pol- icies on mining and exploralion as well as on the controversial Konlonay and Elk Railroad. FOR I COMPLETE BOOK PUBLISHING J CONTACT Die Lrthfnidge Herald, PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHY DIVISION PHONE 327-3203 or 328-4411 ATTENTION FARMERS and RANCHERS FOR SALE AVAILABLE IN ALL SIZES -TREATED AND UNTREATED FENCE POSTS, POINTED OR ROUND -TREATED AND UNTREATED POLES. -TREATED AND UNTREATED SQUARES. -ROUGH LUMBER Contact: Mr. Neumann Salet Ltd. In Receivership Ynhk, B.C. 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