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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Bull Pen Sees Land Of His People Friday, October 2, 1970 - THE lETHBRIDOB HERALD - 3 Blackfoot Finds Father By MRS. ED LUNN Special Correspondent PINCHER CREEK - At a "welcome home" party heated by the Napi Friendship Association recently, John Fletcher of Los Angeles, Calif., son of Tom Bull Pen, was welcomed by both Peigan and white men and women. Mr. Fletcher left the Peigan Reserve with his mother at the age of four years and returned 29 years later. His mother, a registered nurse and head nurse for paraplegic victims of the Vietnam war, received a letter from the Camadian government inquiring as to the whereabouts of her son. It was through this letter that he decided to retiuTi to the land of his birth, to find out more about his family. A telephone call to Vera Potts at the Peigan Health Centre, told him his father was alive. He spent more than two weeks on the reserve visiting with his people. Mr. Fletcher received a good education. In Sault St. Marie, Mich., he was the only Indian among 1,000 students, and it was there that he made the All State Team in football. EXCELLED His great love was track at .which he excelled. At the University of Wyoming, in Ws sophomore year he was elected co-captain of the football team, the only Indian to have this honor. A free sport scholarship followed, and he concentrated on baseball, track and football. When he received a draft notice from the U.S. govermnent he chose to join the paratroopers, and it was here that he was named the outstanding trainee of the cycle (class of '44). After his release from Uie paratroopers, he played semi-professional football for three Napi Meets Oct. 14 PINCHER CREEK (Special) - The Napi Friendship association's second annual meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Pin-cher Creek Municipal Building. Last year the meeting was held In Brocket. Business will include a financial report by the treasurer, Dorothy Yellowhom, and a report on the year's activities by director Peter Cresswell. An election foa- directors will be held. Any members interested In running for board member should give their name to Joan Turcott, Donat Stump, Ed Yel-lowhoni or Sandy Geer, the nominations committee. All Napi members are asked to attend. Visitors are welcome. Refreshments wiU be served. years and his next move was a job in Cleveland, Ohio, and then on to Seattle, where he was employed by Boeing Aircraft. He returned to (Cleveland where he was active in an Indian cultural movement, which eventually opened an Indian (Centre. The centre experimented with the opemng of an Indian Village at a fair in Burden, Ohio, and found it a great success. He is returning, along with his fiancee, to Los Angeles. He is now working for "New Ca-eers for Indian Youth" sponsored by the Economic Youth of Los Angeles. Like many other leaders in Indian community work, he looks to the young people to make the major breakthrough. He said he wants them to get a good education, because to get into the white man's society, they have to compete with them. He also told them that they need education to get into the mainstream of society. Another thing he stressed was that they must not forget their culture: he wanted them to remember who they were and be proud of it. He said to remember that they are Indians first and the first citizens of this country. Concluding the party John Yellowhom said an Indian prayer and gave Mr. Fletcher the name of Bull Pen, so that he would forever be part of the Peigan Reserve in the yeaa-s to come. In replying he said: "Now I have a place to come to -� grass roots bade here in Canada. I've found my father. He has a beautiful family, and I'm so very proud to be what I am, a Blackfoot from Alberta." Elk Valley Zoning Shelved By RDEK By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK - Persistence of objections of the 69 private property-owners the 42 miles length of the Elk River north from Sparwood had led to provincial government suspension for the present of enactment of the controversial East Koote-nay Regional District zoning bylaw there. The bylaw was prepared by RDEK planner Alfred Miller with the intention of forestalling as long as possible unattractive concommitants of civilization in an area of legendary natural beauty. The bylaw had limited urban development to two areas, Bot-van Creek at the northern end, and Fording River at its junction with the Elk where the tremendous industrial coal de- velopment is underway. Otherwise regulations allowed maximum 80-acre residential developments of five-acre pai'cels, which property-owners considered too restrictive. Planner Miller reports he has on file at present 80 applications for scattered single-acre residential purposes. Bylaw objective was to prevent this scattering and preserve farm land as far as possible. RDEK board, its administrators and its planner intend over the next few months to visit the area toward hearing owner views on their ideas of bow the valley can plan best to meet an inevitable population influx in this period of coal mining boom, and at the same time pi-esei-ve to a maximum the aesthetic and recreation qualities the valley has. OFFICIALS VISIT PASS - Stan Grocutt, secretary treasurer District 13 United Mine Workers of America, Calgary, William Skuro, president of Coleman Local No. 2633 UMWA, John Delaney, president of district 18 Calgary; William Skura, president of the local, met with Coleman Collieries officials last week to discuss union - Company business. Tho union officials are studying the agreement between the collieries and the union. Mr. Delansy, Glace Bay, N.S. is the new district 18 president who was appointed in August, Mr. Grocutt, formerly of Natal, B.C., wos appointed shortly before. The two men were paying an official visit and becoming acquainted with the officers In the various district locals, - Vern Decoux Photo. A NEW WAY OF UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF According to "TA" (Transactional Analysis), everyone has three typical behavior patterns - .41iat of Parent, Adult and y^ShUd. At any given time one of them predominates. Surprisingly, two of these patterns are actual recordings from your past When Parent is in the driver's seat, what you do, say, feel and think is an actual recording of what your parents used to say in your childhood. When Child takes control, you're being once again the child you were. A revealing article in October's Reader's Digest helps you learn how to identify these patterns and make tliom ivork for you for a new understanding of yourself and achieve happy, more fruitful relationships with others. One of 35 feat-ures and articles in October Reader's Digest - get your copy today. World-Wide Communion October 4 BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - The celebration of worldwide communion will be held in the Crowsnest pass United Churches Sunday Oct. 4. The service is open to all who wish to participate and will be held in Coleman St. Pauls at 9:30 a.m., Blairemore United at 10:30 a.m. and Bellevue at 11:30 a.m. Sewage Lagoon Contract Awai'tled CJRANBROOK (S p e c i a 1)- (Contract at $38,257 has been awarded by the city to Sealand Sales Ltd. for the sewage lagoon aeration equipment improvement. Tenders are expected to be called soon for the installation of these surface oxydizers at the lagoons required for renewal of the city's sewage disposal licence. Entire project is estimated at $62,000 and scheduled for spring completion. The $300,000 - plus water sys-tern improvement is about the halfway mark toward comple-tion, with indications it will be completed by contractor Johan-son Construction Ltd. 11:30 A.M. SERVICES NOBLE FORD (HNS) - Nobleford United Church services will be held at 11:30 a,m. for the TOUter months. Sunday School beguis at 10:15 a.m. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan BIdg. 328-4095 Steering Ck>nmiittee Named For Taber Ceiiti'e Opening TABER (HNS)-Mrs. Nancy Piatt, recreation boai'd member, was named chairman of a steering committee responsible for community centre opening programs, at an open meeting at the town's administration building. Others on tlic conmiittee include Earl H. Ellingson, N. Milton Iverson, Roy Blais, Donald II. Fisher, Mrs, Patty Parker and others to be called to the committee's next meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Mrs. Piatt says that those people interested in working on the opening programs, or with ideas for this special event, are welcome at the meeting. The dates oT Wednesday, Dec. 30 through Sunday, Jan. 3 were tentatively set, around which the programs wUl be developed. Senior Gtizens' Qub Praised By MLA Drain By VERN DECOUX Crowsnest Pass Bureau BELLEVUE - Belle-Crest Senior Citizens Qub, a program of tlie Preventive Social Service, at its meeting this week received encoiu-aging news from Charles Drain, MLA. Mr. Di-ain referred to a letter written recently by the club to the government requesting assistance in upgrading homes and installation of gas, water and sewer services. Mr. Drain produced a letter written to Mm on this matter by F. C. Colbum, minister of municipal affairs, stating "the Alberta Housing Ck)i-poration will commence a program immediately to provide small loans for the purpose." The letter also indicated Ray Speaker, minister of social development, had agreed to cooperate in this program insofar as recipients of social assistance were concerned. Auxiliary Meets Oct. 5 COALDALE (HNS') - The Coaldale (Dommunity Hospital Women's AiLxiliai-y vdll meet at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in the hospital boardi-oora. John F. Dyck, hospital board chau-man, will speak. ANNOUNCING Peoples CRED ITiJEWELLERS WILL BE CLOSED AT THEIR DOWNTOWN LOCATION AS of MONDAY, OCTOBER 5th WATCH FOR OUR GRAND RE-OPENING IN THE NEW CENTRE VILLAGE MALL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8th Someone from the Alberta Housing Corporation would soon he in contact with the Senior (^tiziens C^ub. Mr, Drain commended the Club for its initiative and stated he felt the club was fulfilling a dual purpose. First he said it provided a social outlet and secondly it provided a forum for tlie discussion of problems that are specific to their age group with a view to taking some particular action. Where there is unity, there is strength, he said. Auxiliary Aids Hospital COALDALE (HNS) - A project to raise funds foi- the Coal-dale (Dommimity Hoepital Women's Auxiliary is bemg handled by Mrs. Ed Boelir. It is the donation and sale of any flowering bulbs or roots such as dahlia roots, gladioli bulbs, cana hly bulbs or any oUiers wliich are stored for winter. Mrs. Boehr slated it was necessary to dig these now before winter- Most gardeners only take up ^','hat tliey need for Uie following spi-ing. The rest remain in tlie ground and are destroyed. Persons having extra bulbs or roots are asked to contribute fliem. Also those wishing to buy some are requested to contact Mi-s. Ed Boelir at 345-3211. These and other seeds and plants wiU also be available at the au.xiliai-y's fall tea and bazaaj", Wednesday, Nov. 18. UMWA Welfare COLiiMAN (CNP Bureau) -Steve Penny, president of the Pensioners Association of the Coleman Local No. 2633, United Mine Workers of America, accompanied Peter Mero-niuk, secretary-treasurer, to Calgary recently where tlie men attended a meeting to discuss matters pertaining to the UIMWA wclfai-e and retu"enient fund. 'Drug Alert' Emphasized By Kiwanis By ROSS GIBB Herald News Service TABER-The Taber Kiwams Cluh will place particular emphasis on its program of "drug alert" this year, president Ron Hunt said after tlie recent installation ceremony. Mr. Hunt said he is "looldng forward to proceeding with community work, bearing in mind the Kiwanis theme 'Improve the Quality of Life.' " He was speaking to fellow Kiwanians and tlieir wives. On community work, Mr. Hunt said "membei's just can't sit back and hope another man will do it - the challenge is there and I know the members of this club will meet tlie cliallenge." NEW OFFICERS The new executi'/e includes Gordon Sclmell, first vice-president; LawT.ence Barany, immediate past-president; Vince Mereski, secretary and treasurer; and directors Edward H. Fong, Jock KimibiH-gh, Dr. N. Stuart Bojde and Colin Od-die. Visiting Kiwanians from ]\Ied-icine Hat and Lethbridge included retiring district lieutenant goveiTior Claries Parry of Letlibridge and his successor .Jack Stephanson of Metiicine Hat who performed the installation ceremony. Bai'any presented a gift to Mr. Parry on behalf of the Taber club in appreciation of his services, and expressed his tlianks to the members, particularly to committee chairmen, before passing the gavel to Mr. Hunt. A bit of the slapstick took place wlisn Mrs. Roger Moore, in reply to his toast to the ladies, made a sui-prize presentation to Ed Fong on behalf of his wife, "\Miat sliall T do with it?" asked Mrs, Moore of tlie blindfolded Mr, Fong. "Just let me have it," he replied. And she did - a cream pie in the "kisser." Following the meeting, town councillor Ken McDonald took the out-of-toTO guests and some locals on a tour of the new recreation centre. FRIENDS AGAIN Bolivia and Czeclxislovakia recently announced they are re-s u ni i n g diplomatic relations which wci-e broken in in64 by Bolivia. Probe Drug Menace By DELIA B. WOOLF Herald News Service RAYMOND - An officer from the Lethbridge city police force, Det. Frank Bathgate, told a large audience at a recent evening meeting here that "far too many housewives, stn dents and businessmen are using drugs to relieve tension." He told of the use of drugs administered for the relief of sickness or pain, prescribed by doctors, which are sometimes taken after the individual is no longer a patient. This habit may be continued until the individual becomes an addict. He spoke of the local and national problem created by drugs. Mr. Bathgate showed slides taken by Lethbridge police of the type of drugs being used by p-^.-ople and he told the audience how to identify drugs a-nd what signs for parents to watch for. He spoke of the way some di-ugs affect one individual without the same effect upon another. The speaker told of the pattern which follows the youtli who takes the first drugs out of curiosity. Scott Mackinnon from the department of youth, who made the trip to Raymond with Mr. Bathgate, told of his work with young people who need help. He said: "Some come and ask for help others do not until it is too late." Tlie meeting was sponsored by the Catliolic Women's League of RajTnond. Large mmibers of parents and school students attended the meeting called for the purpose of giving information regarding drugs and the harm they are doing both to the nation and a local level. Drugs can be obtained by anyone looking for them, both speakers told their audience. Due to equipment difficulties, Mr. ]\Iackinnon could not show tiie colored fDm to illustrate liis lecture. Following the two talks a question period was held. The audience showed its Interest and concern by the num^ ber of questions asked. Blitz Aids Ai'tliritis Society COALDALE (HNS) - A total of $483 was contributed to the Canadian Arthritis "and Rheumatism Society during the one-day blitz here. Mrs. John Rempel and Mrs. Jake Andres were co-c hair, men. They report the public was most generous. Firm Buys Acre CRANBROOK (S'pecial) -City council has approved in principle apphcation- by an Okanagan firm for purchase of one acre in its rapidly-filling first phase area of the industrial park. It will bring to 20 the firms now operating there. Applicant is Peerless Pipe and Equipment Ltd. of Kelow-na. Approval is contingent on its outline of plan for structure and layout of its business. Almost the only remaming unsold acreage is of an odd-shape on trackside location. It is being resen'ed unsubivided for a certain period for possible special use. ENFORCE BYLAW TABER (HNS) - Dogs in the Taber MD wiU be subject to tlie bylaw which provides for prevention of dogs running at large. Rumiing at large refers to any dog not under the immediate and effective control of its owner whether on the premises of its owner or otherwise. Ctomicil has authorized Robert A. Edwards t/ enforce the bylaw. The ci-ackdowi is due to reports of damage to domestic animals by dogs. PUBLIC MEETING TABER LEGION HALL FRIDAY, Ocf. 2nd - 7:30 p.m. Purpose of meeting - an open discussion on the recent trouble at Clearview Lodge, Tabor. OLD AGE PENSIONERS ORG., BR. NO. 4, TABER Table Rite Beef Round-Up Prices Effective Until Closing, Saturday, October 3rd. TABLE RITE RED BRAND ALBERTA STEER BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK Canada Grade 'A' Frying, 3-4 lb. average ....... lb. CARNATION . . 15-01. tins Evap. Mi JUBILEE Lunch Weat ,,. 37" 5.0 891^ NABOB REGULAR COFFEE 8c off - bag SCOTT VIVA Paper Towels ^s 2p^s.1'^ PERKY Dog Food ^soz .ns9 for 1 .......4 roll pack 59" ..... 15-oz. fin! PUREX ASST. COLORS Tissue GIANT SIZE Tide DptPropn* A.O.n-r ^ Detergent ...............42-or. ERASER VALE POT PIES BEEF, CHICKEN or TURKEY - 8-oz. Peas or Corn Z^'Z 5 for 99^ Beans and Pork qa^ Top Volu ........... 14-01. tins q for CANADA NO. 1 CALIFORNIA TOMATOES 3-lb basket Oranges Sunkisf 5 i^og 79^ WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES ;