Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
District The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, October 1, 1973 Pages 11-20. Local news What am I bid? Millions of dollars change hands in cattle auctions such as this in Alberta every week and the price of beef on store shelves is directly influenced by how the bidding goes. On this particular day at Perlich Brothers Auction Mart in Lethbridge, auctioneer Bob Balog is in fine form even though response from potential buyers Bobby Dogtroem, signalling, and Ed Pommen and Lome Larson doesn't appear to be over-enthusiastic. WALTER KERBER photos Weekend fatality roundup Magrath man killed in crash near t A 63-year-old Magrath man was one of 18 people who died in accidents across The Prairies during the weekend. Walter Bradley Fitzgerald was killed early Saturday when the car he was driving left Highway 5 one mile east of Raymond. Eight people died in Alberta in traffic accidents. There were seven traffic fataiiiies in Saskatchewan, including three who were kill- ed in a head-on collision Fri- day near Wilkie. And three people died in Manitoba, ac- cording to a survey taken bv the. Press from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sun- day night local times. The three men killed near Wilkie. 95 miles west of Saskatoon, were identified as William Suter, 22. of Landis, Sask.. and two Unity men, Robert Keifer, 18, and Joseph Kcifer 22. A Gull Lake, Sask. couple, Thomas Bartole and his 19- year-old wife, Audrey, were killed Saturday night when their car left the road about 30 miles northwest of Swift Current. Elizabeth Hagstron, 26, of Shellbrook, Sask. died in hospital Saturday night after being injured earlier in the 'day when her car overturned near Krydor. 50 miles northwest of Saskatoon. And 20-year-old Brian J. Kurtis of Calgary was killed near Kindersley. Sask.. Sun- day when the car he was driv- ing went into a ditch and caught on fire. A head-on collision Saturday near Rycroft. in Northwestern Alberta, took the lives of Kenneth Peter Stanich, 21, Leon Alfred Roy, 19. and Lawrence James Por- narowski, 28. Two men were killed Friday night in a two-vehicle accident in Edmonton. They were Peter Jack of Cloverdale, H.C.. and Robert Reid. 43. of Edmonton. A man believed to be in his early 20s. Jos Leonard Stamp, was killed Friday night when he was hit by a car while walk- ing along a highway about seven miles west of Edmon- ton. And Leonard B. Andruk z. 20. of Ban-head. Alta. died early Saturday when the car he was driving overturned near Fort Assinibdine, about 70 miles northwest of Edmonton. 1 n M a n i t o b a. K v e I v n Raymond Dorothy Tanner. 49. died in hospital yesterday after she was in collision with a taxi in North Winnipeg. A 21-year-old Snow Lake, Manitoba, man. whose name was withheld, was killed Saturday night when the car he was driving rolled into a ditch near his home town in Northern Manitoba. Byron Thomas Abercrom- bio. 22. of Grandvievv, Man. died Saturday when the front- end loader he was driving went into a ditch and rolled near Powervicw, about 80 miles northeast of Winnipeg. "Indians and Metis can't co-operate' I By WARREN CARAGATA i Herald Staff Writer .CALGARY The federal government is forcing Indians and Metis to work together, against the best interests of Treaty Indians, a meeting of the southern branch of the Voice of Alberta Native Women was told Saturday. Helen Gladue, a represen- tative of Treaty Voice, an organization of Treaty Indian women, said that because In- dians and Metis have different legal status, they cannot work towards the same ends. But funding from the federal secretary of state department is not provided unless both groups are involv- ed in an organization. She said her organization was started, with financial assistance from band councils in the province, to protect the legal status of the Indian peo- ple under the federal Indian Act. and to oppose the tur- nover of jurisdiction over In- dians to the provinces. Mrs. Gladue said when In- dians and Metis are involved in any organization, arguments occur which retard the efforts of both groups. She said it is unjust for the federal government to force Indians and Metis to co- operate. "They should know we can't work together." Mrs. Gladue said. Commenting on the Lavall case, in which the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that In- dian women who marry white men lose their treaty status, Mrs. Gladue said after the meeting that women's libera- tion is trying to force their ideas on Indian women. It is an established part of Indian culture, she said, that women follow their husbands. If a woman is willing to marry a white man. she should be willing to lose her treaty rights, Mrs. Gladue said. A section the Indian Act states that when an Indian woman marries a white, she loses treaty status, even though an Indian rr.2.-. in a mixed marriage doesn't lose status. "White women's libbers are trying to shove their ideas down our Mrs. Gladue said. "Our culture is to follow our man, accepting what he gives us." she said. Indian workshop Oct. 25 CALGARY Foster care for Indian children and native alcoholism will be the two main topics discussed by In- dian women at a three-day workshop in Lethbridge. At a meeting here Saturday, the Voice of Alberta Native Women decided to hold three workshops in Southern and Central Alberta, with the Lethbridge conference scheduled for Oct. 25. 26. and 27. Using funds provided by the federal department of secretary of state, the organization hopes to train native women to tackle some of the problems faced by In- dians. Other conferences will be held in Calgary and Rocky Mountain House. At the meeting, several women expressed concern that Indian children in white foster homes were being separated from their culture. Part of the Lethbridge workshop will be devoted to a bus tour of homes where In- dian children have been placed. Alberta writers' prospects bright There is an ever growing op- portunity for creative writers in Alberta, the supervisor of creative writing for the provincial government said Saturday. John Gillese said because of many new managazines and book publishing houses there are some Alberta authors making to a year, "an unheard of thing in many parts of Canada." Mr. Gillese was in Lethbridge to oversee the se- Scientists begin meet at Banff Twelve Lethbridge en- tomologists are participating in the five-day Entomological Society of Canada annual meeting in Banff this week. The annual meeting of the Alberta society will be held in conjunction with the national meeting. Special interest groups, arranged by Bill Charnetski. research scientist at the Lethbridge Research Station, include Bertha armyworm control, insecticide control, plants in the soil and biting flies, a problem especially critical in Northern Alberta.' cond annual Southland Writers Workshop. The workshop, presented by the creative writing division of the department of culture, youth and recreation in co- operation with the Alberta division of the Canadian Authors Association, attracted about 100 Lethbridge and area writers. The creative writing branch's objective is to give both established and beginn- ing writers the tools they can work with to make their first sale, Mr. GiHese said. "By conducting workshops in areas away from the main centres we can give the rural people a chance to have their work he explained. The workshops have been conducted twice in Grande Prairie and on.ce in Lethbridge. Another is plann- ed for Red Deer on Oct. 19 and 20 and more than 100 people are expected to attend. The Lethbridge workshop covered various areas of writing, including short story, novel and television and film writing. Resource people presenting the sessions included Alex Mair. CBC commentator, in Edmonton, Margaret John- son, workshop guidance super- visor and Dr. W. G. Hardy, head of the department of classics University of Alberta. Moisture level decision farm management problem Growing a crop annually on the same land requires different management decisions and farming techni- ques, according to the Alberta Department of Agriculture. J. A. Carson, soil specialist ;j; Alberta Soil and Feed Testing Laboratory in Edmon- ton, claims determining an adequate soil moisture level in the land is the biggest management problem. Mr. Carson says tests should be taken' of soil moisture levels during the fall and the following spring before seeding. Two feet of moisture is the minimum guide for normally dry areas such as southeastern Alberta, he says. II din from a post hole digger at the two-foot level can'f formed into a ball, there isn't enough moisture to seed a crop in last year's stubble.