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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ivould rather live in Canada' Hong Kong life is hectic By MILDRED IIARKEK Herald News Service MAGRATH "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 there, 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. It 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 it the price is too Mrs. Sam confided. "That is the custom over there. They expect it. "Our money is five times Iheir's. the street market Chinese vegetables that were five cents in 1950 are now a pound. Bean sprouts are 80 cents. Beef is expensive, just for Uie wealthy, as she found four steaks cost in Car.a- MRS. LILA SAM SEES NEW HONG KONG 800 pounds of clothing shipped to needy people WARNER (HNS) 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-hostess. Mrs. Pearl reported a good time the evening that the WI entertained the Lclhbridge WI. Mrs. Liebelt, as convener of the first Lions club supper, re- ported it was well received for 34 Lions. Supplies are on hand for the rest of the suppers which will be served during the win- ter season. Mrs. Pat Hutchinson reported three carloads of members and their husbands entertained with music, song and dancing at the Ridgeview Lodge at Raymond. Mrs. Bea Stromsmoe reported 800 pounds of good used cloth- ing anrf six layettes have been shipped to Unitarian Service, Salvation Army, Alberta Hospi- tal and the Siflon I! e c e i v ing Home. dian money or in Hong Kong currency. "Chicken and eggs were cheap before but now a chick- en is and eggs are 80 cents a dozen, to Hong Kong. Fresh fruit is a lux- ury at a dozen for Sunkist oranges from California. Ba- nanas are a 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 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. It 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 its 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 but 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 teased me because I prefer Canadian food now. Their diet is more like ours now with a variety from 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 a year to 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 t h e 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 Lethbridge for one year and moved to 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 to 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 Piltman of Warner, has won Ihe Meisser Centen- nial Scholarship. It is valued at S501I. It is awarded annual- ly to the student obtaining his entire high school education at Warner High School and receiving the highest matricu- lation results in Grade 12 de- partmental exam inations. Miss Pittman will study phj sical therapy. TURKEY DINNER MILK RIVER (HNS) A turkey dinner was served re- cently in the basement of the church by the Catholic Wom- en's League, beginning at 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. ._, Roundup of District News R f vsTFK ..rtiJS _ Another packing day will be Nov. 14. An evening in November will be set aside to take the White Gifts and some entertainment to the Alberta Hospital at Ray- mond. The December meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Licbclt, with a pot-luck lunch. The annual family Christmas party will be held Dec. 9. Com- mittees wore chosen. Mrs. Pat Hutchinson read a very interesting biography o[ I each member of our pen pal WI' in Upper Stewiacke. N.S. They also sent a Tweedsmuir Village History. Carol Gray introduced Val- erie Biggers who gave the Jolly Janes Girls Club report for Oc- tober. There are now 40 mem- bers. They are going carolling Dec. 15. They have invited Ihcir mothers and WI members to their Christmas party Dec. 13. 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 decorations, batik and candle- craft. These classes will meet ev- second Thursday beginning Thursday, Nov. 16 from io a.m. to 12 noon. Mrs. Cathy Evins will in- struct. The fee for the 16 hours of instruction is Registration deadline is Wed- nesday, Nov. 15, at the north county regional recreation of- fice, Picture Butte. To win degree COALDALE (HNS) James P. Batycky, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. (Mike) Batycky of Coaldale. will be receiving his doctorate in chemical engine- ering from the University of Calgary in convocation cere- monies to be held Friday, Nov. 10. His parents will be attending the convocation. Bridal shower GRANUM (HNS) Mrs. L. Sherman was hostess for the committee meeting to plan a ollier church groups in regards Museum closes bridal shower for Mrs. Bobby Brown, nee Joy Duce. It will be held Satu-day, Nov. 18, at in the United Church i Hall. Shower Friday COALDALE (HNS) A com- munity shower in honor of bride-elect Miss Norma Schcib- ner will be held at 8 p.m. Fri- The Christmas Party will be day, Nov. 10. in the Coaldale I held at the home of Mrs. Maggie United Church Hall. I Oliver Wednesday, Dec. 6. Pot-luck lunch will be served, i AU women arc welcome to atlend. 80 words 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. FORT MACLEOD (Special) The Fort Macleod Histori- cal Association's Museum has closed its doors for the sea- son. Attendance since 1981 is rec- orded at guests. Wednesday, November 1972 THC lETHBRIDGE HERALD 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 Koolenay Hospital Region approving ref- erendum projected expenditure on this and improvements and acVJilions to other region hospi- tals at million. The referendum amount puts the equipped new Fernie hospi- tal at million and other ma- jor work from the referendum has been seven beds addition to Lake Windermere 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 Sparwood 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. Beth Benson. BROOKS Fifteen year old Jim Link of Rainer, hi a Typing 10 class at the Brooks Composite High School, shows much promise on the key-board. His flying fingers can rattle at an average of 80 words per minute. Mrs. B. Gill is instructress of the typing class. Brownies NATAL (HNS) Brownies of the Third Spar-wood Pack held their Halloween party re- cently. The total attendance figure in 1961 was 45.287. An increase was recorded each year, ex- cept 1970. when road construc- tion diverted traffic from the vicinity of the museum. The to- lal attendance for 1972 was an 'all-imc high of 71.160. CARMANGAY About Members are planning furth- Enjoy party 1 r er expansion of facilities and an- constantly adding artifacts to the authentic display. Auction set IRON SPRINGS (HNS) A community auction sale will be held Saturday. Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. in Iron Springs for the fol- OLD NATAL SKATING ARENA Built In 1948, mostly through volunteer labor and contributions, the old Natal stealing arena has been demolished. It had an exciting life. Many great sporting events took place here. But it wasn't exactly "eld reliable." It would depend on the weather to keep its natural ice hard. With a seating capacity of more than disappointments were many when the ice turned to slush. Chala Photo BRITISH NANNIES Ol Ilia riojon surviving nanny (mining centres in Britain, ono slonds lioarl find shoulders ohow its competitors the Norland Nursery Training School at Hungorford, 70 miles west of London. Micliaol Copo tells you oil about Norland, and about Sally Mclcod, fint CannHion to train tlir-ro IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Ten succeeds GRANUM (HNS) The hedge podge ,-ind smorgasbord Ion, sponsored recently by the Presbyterian L n (I i e s' Aid, proved to be a very successful event. The display of antiques was especially enjoyed with special comments on the exhibit of old .school readers. The hake and white elephant tables were well patronized. .'ID members of the Little Bow Community Club recently en- joyed a Halloween party in the recreation room. Prizes for the best costumes were awarded to Mrs. Eva Delaney of Barons and Mrs. Francis Burns of Carmangay. Lunch of sandwiches and a cake made and decorated with a pumpkin design by Mrs. El-: organizations- CGIT nora Anderson and coffee were Cubs. Ventu-ers. Cadets and EC1 ved' Calvanettes, Little League, Home and School, and Eusv Kinettes help Bees Girls Club. Any member will accepl do- MILK RFVER (HNS) Milk j nations up to the time of the River Kinettes recently held a I sale. Each Brownie marie a witch i Re'-ac1uainted party in the Last year the auction netted from candv suckers ilwsemenl of the Roman Cath-, SSO for each organization. olic Church. events enable new-corn- Talent nioht my Grocutt, Bina Wood, Loret- i T's lo tllc and dlstnct lo 'S i, become acquainted with local MARKS BIRTHDAY Mrs. Cecilia Leulla Stone, honor- ary president of the Fort Macleod United Church Women, was honored by 100 people at a tea at the home of Mrs. Dora Story. It was her 80th birthday. She is well-remem- bered as a Cub leader and Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Lillian McLean hosted a coffee parly during the morning. Mrs. Stone is also a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star. Swihart Photo Mrs. Lola Wall explains work of Canadian Menial Health group FORT MACLEOD (Special) Mountain View Rebekah Lodge recently sponsored a tea to introduce the work of the Ca- nadian Mental Health Associa- tion to the Fort Macleod dis- trict. There were 50 in attendance during the afternoon. Executive director Mrs. Lola Wall of Lethbridge explained I the purpose and objectives of the association. Donald Wall showed films. ta Offerson and Peggy Szing. Each of (he 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 how lo make interesting craft articles out of fin. It will lie held in the Coaldale j Sportsplex. Members arc asked to bring various sizes of tin cans lo use for material. people. in the RCMP at Rcgina. He has been posted for dut- ies with the force at Surrey B.C. Golden Wedding OVEN Married in the West Ukraine. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lupuliak of Oven will be celebrating their 50t.h Golden Wedding Anniversary Nov. 11. Church service will be held in iheir honor at St. Peter and GRANUM (HNS) Rav t'krainian Greek Orthodox line's' of Dawsoii Creek. B.C. I nycn, at p.m. president of the Provincial Elks 1lollsc be hcld at Mountie posted CLARESHOLM Larry At- kinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Atkinson, has successfully I This year's preview prom- completed his recruit training j ises a bigger and better pro- FORT MACLEOD The Fort Macleod Lions Club is staging its fourth annual Tal- ent Night Nov. In past years, the variety' evening has featured high cali- bre local entertainment. i Elks gather As'-ou.ition. made an official visit to the Graniim Elks dgc recently. R. Collins of Cn I email, DDGER. also made his official visit, to the lodge at the same time. Among the 60 in attendance were guests from Coleman. Rlairmnrc. Pinchcr Crock. Forl Macleod. Slavely and Barons. After the regular meeting, a roast beef dinner and refresh- ments were served. Supper Nov. 24 IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Iron Springs United Church Wo men met recently at (be home of Mrs. Kva Mciilen. Mrs. Beth Benson conduct- ed the worship service. Special guests were Mrs. Bob Thompson and her molher. Mr. j and Mrs. Thompson arc on fur-1 lough .lapan and Mrs. Thompson spoke nt hrr lite there. i The UCVV plans lo contflct Ilicir home at 208 4th Avc., Oven, from 2 to 5 p.m. No gifts, please. gram. Master of ceremonies will be John Milne. Nimsick to speak NATAL i of Mines and Petroleum Re- sources Leo Nimsick will spcak at a meeting of Fernie and Dis- trict Board of Trade today the Fernie Motor Inn. The minister, meeting BoT for the first time his re-election as MLA for Koo- lenay riding and since came a minister, is exacted to talk about his department's pol- icies on mining and exploration as well as on the controversial Koo'enay and Elk Railroad. Gordon visits FORT MACLEOD (Special) The Fort Macleod Lions Club recently was honored by a visit from district governor Mstt Gordon and Mrs. Gordon. Ladies' Night was held. A. A. Ncddow was presented with a life membership in Lions International. He is one of liOO Lions in the world lo be so honored. Others receiving a'.vards from the local club were Basil March. Jim Tyson, Bill Orr and Joe Jordan. FOR COMPUTE BOOK PUBLISHING CONTACT The Lrthkidgc 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. Andy Noumann Fevre Sales Ltd. In Receivership Yohk, B.C. 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