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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Bull Pen Sees Land Of His People Blackf oot Finds Father Bj MRS. ED LUN.V Special Correspondent PINCHER CREEK At a "welcome home" party hKted by the Napi Friendship Asso- ciation recently, John Fletcher of Los Angeles, Calif., son ol 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 Canadian gov> eminent inquiring as to the whereabouts of her son. It was through this letter that he de- cided to return to the land of his birth, to find out more about his family. A telephone call to Vera Potts at the Peigan Health Cen- tre, 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 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 Wyo- ming, in his sophomore year he was elected co-captain of the football team, the only Indian to have this honor. A free sport scholarship fol- lowed, and he concentrated on baseball, track and football. When he received a draft no- tice from the U.S. government he chose to join the paratroop- ers, and it was here that he was nampj the outstanding trainee ri the cycle (class of After his release from the paratroopers, he played semi- professional football for three Napi Meets Oct. 14 PINCHER CREEK (Special) The Napi Friendship asso- ciation's second annual meet- ing 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 finan- cial report by the treasurer, Dorothy Yellowhorn, and a re- port on the year's activities by director Peter Cresswell. An election for directors will be held. Any members interested hi running for board member should give their name to Joan Turcott, Donat Stump, Ed Yel- lowhorn or Sandy Geer, the nominations committee. All Napi members are asked to attend. Visitors are welcome. Re- freshments will be served. A NEW WAY OF UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF According to "TA" (Transac- tional everyone has three typical behavior patterns 'that of Parent, Adult and At any given time one of them predominates. Sur- prisingly, two of theso patterns are actual recordings from your past When Parent is in tho driver's seat, what you do, say, feel and think is an actual re- cording of what your parents 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 them work for you for a new understand- ing of yourself and achieve happy, more fruitful relation- ships with others. One of 35 features and articles in October Reader's Digest get your copy today. years and his next move was i job in Cleveland, Ohio, and then on to Seattle, where he was employed by Boeing Air- craft. He returned to Cleveland where he was active in an In- dian cultural movement, which eventually opened an Indian >ntrc. The centre experiment- ed with the opening of an In- dian Village at a fair in Bur- den, Ohio, and found it a great uccess. He is returning, along with lis fiancee, to Los Angeles. He is now-working for "New ,Ca- eers for Indian Youth" spon- by the Economic Youth of Los Angeles. Like many oth- er leaders in Indian communi- ty work, he looks to the young people to make the major sreakthrough. He said he wants them to get a good ed- ucation, 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 Yellowhorn 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 years to come. In replying he said: "Now I have a place to come to grass roots back here in Canada. I've found my father. He has a beautiful family, and I'm 50 very proud to be what I am, a Blackfoot from Al- berta." Elk Valley Zoning Shelved By RDEK By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent 'CRANBUOOK Persistence of objections of the 69 private property-owners the 42. miles length of the Elk River north from Sparwood had led to pro- vincial 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 forestall- ing as long as possible unat- tractive concommitants of civ- ilization in of legend- ary natural beauty. The bylaw had limited urban development, to two areas, Bot- van Creek at the northern end, and Fording River at its junc- tion with the Elk where the tremendous industrial coal de- velopment is underway. Otherwise regulations allow- ed maximum 80-acre residen- tial' developments of five-acre parcels, which property-owners considered too restrictive. Planner Miller reports he has on file at present 80 applica- tions for scattered single-acre residential purposes. Bylaw ob- jective was to prevent this scattering and preserve farm land as far as possible. RDEK board, its administra- tors 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 meel an inevitable population influx in this period of coal mining boom, and at the same time preserve to a maximum the aesthetic and recreation quali- ties the valley has. OFFICIALS VISIT PASS Stan Grocutt, secretory treas- urer District 18 United Mine Workers of America, Calgary, William president of Coleman Local No. 2633 UMWA, John Delaney, president, of district 18 Colgary; William Skura, president of the local, met with Coleman Collieries officials last week to discuss union Company business. union officials are studying the agreement between the collieries and the union. Mr. Delaney, Glace Bay, N.5. is the new district 18 presi- dent who was appointed in August. Mr. Grocutt, formerly of Natal, B.C., was, 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. World-Wide Communion October 4 BLAIRMOHE (CNP Bureau) The celebration of world- wide communion will be held n tha Crowsnest pass United Churches Sunday Oct. 4. The service is open to all who wish to participate and will be ield in Coleman St. Pauls at a.m., Blairemore United at a.m. and Bellevue at a.m. Sewage Lagoon Contract Awarded CRANBROOK (Special) Contract at has been awarded by the city to Sealand Sales Ltd. for the sewage la- goon aeration equipment im- movement. Tenders are expected to be called soon for the installation of these surface oxydizers at the lagoons required for renew- al of the city's sewage disposal '.icence. Entire project is estimated at and scheduled for spring completion. The plus water sys- :em improvement is about the lalfway mark toward cornple- ion, with indications it will be completed by contractor Johan- son Construction Ltd. A.M. SERVICES NOBLEFORD fHNS) lobleford United Church ser- vices will be held at a.m. :or the winter months. Sunday School begins at a.m. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bids. 323-4095 Steering Committee Named For Taber Centre Opening TABER Nancy Platt, recreation board mem- ber, 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 committee in- clude Earl H. Ellingson, N. Mil- ton Iverson, Roy Blais, Donald H. Fisher, Mrs. Patty Parker and others to be called to the committee's nejt meeting se for p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Mrs. Platt says that those people interested in working on the opening programs, or with ideas for this special ev ent, are welcome at the meet ing. The dates ,oT Wednesday Dec. 30 through Sunday, Jan. were tentatively set, arount which the programs will be de- veloped. Senior Gtizens' Qiib Praised By MLA Drain By TERN DECOUX Crowsnest Pass Bureau BELLEVUE Belle-Crest Senior Citizens Club, a program of the Preventive Social Ser- vice, at its meeting this week received encouraging news from Charles Drain, MLA. Mr. Drain referred to a let- ter 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 him on this matter by F. C. Colburn, minister of municipal affairs, stating "the Alberta Housing Corporation will commence a program im- mediately to provide small loans for the purpose." The letter also indicated Ray Speaker, minister of social de- velopment, had agreed to co- operate in this program insofar as recipients of social assis- tance were concerned. Auxiliary Meets Oct. 5 COALDALE (HNS) The Community Hospital Women's Auxiliary will meet at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in ,he hospital boardroom. John F. Dyck, hospital board chairman, will speak. ANNOUNCING Peonies JL CREDlTjjEWELLERS WILL BE CLOSED AT THEIR DOWNTOWN LOCATION AS OF MONDAY, OCTOBER 5th WATCH FOR OUR GRAND RE-OPENING !N THE NEW CENTRE VILLAGE MALL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8th Someone from tie Alberta Housing Corporation woulc soon be in contact with the Se- nior Citizens Club. Mr. Drain commended the Club for its initiative ant slated he felt the club was ful- filling a dual purpose. First he said it provided a social outlet and secondly it provided a fo- rum for the discussion of prob- lems that are specific to age group with a view to tak- ing some particular action. Where there is unity, there is strength, he said. Auxiliary Aids Hospital COALDALE (HNS) A pro- ject to raise funds for the Coal- dale Community Hospital Wo- men's Auxiliary is being hand- led by Mrs. Ed Boeiir. It is the donation and sale of any flowering bulbs or roots such as dahlia roots, gladioli bulbs, cana lily bulbs or any others which are stored for win- ter. Mrs. Boehr slated it was nec- essary to. dig these now before winter- Most gardeners only lake up what they need for the following spring. The rest re- main in the ground and are de- stroyed. Persons having extra bulbs or roots are asked to contribute them. Also those wishing to buy some are requested to contact Mrs. Ed Boehr at 345-3211. These and other seeds and plants will also be available at the auxiliary's fall tea and bazaar, Wednesday, Nov. 18. U.MWA Welfare COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Steve Penny, president of the Pensioners Association of the Coleman Local No. 2633, United Mine Workers of Amer- ica, accompanied Peter Mero- niuk, secretary-treasurer, to Calgary recently where the men attended a meeting to dis- cuss matters pertaining to Ihc jUMWA welfare and retirement I fund. 'Drug Alert' Emphasized By Kiwanis By ROSS GIBB Herald Service Taber Kiwanis Club will placs particular em- phasis on its program of "drug alert" this year, president Eon Hunt said after the recent in- stallation ceremony. Mr. Hunt said he is "looking forward to proceeding with community work, bearing in mind the Kiwanis theme 'Im- prove the Quality of Life.' He was speaking to fellow Kiwanians and their wives. On community work, Mr. Hunt said "members just can't sit back and hope another man will do it the challenge is there and I know the mem- bers of this club will meet the challenge." NEW OFFICERS The new executive includes Gordon first vice-pres- ident; Lawrence Earany, im- mediate past-president; Vince Mereski, secretary and treas- urer; and directors Edward H. Fong, Jock Kinniburgh, Dr. N. Stuart Boyle and Colin Od- die. Visiting Kiwanians from Jled icine Hat and Lethbridge in- cluded retiring district lieuten- ant governor Charles Parry of Lethbridge and his successor Jack Steplianson of Medicine Hat who performed the installa- tion ceremony. Past-president Barany pres- ented a gift to Mr. Parry on behalf of the Taber club in appreciation of his services, and expressed his thanks to the members, particularly to com- mittee chairmen, before pass- ing the gavel to Mr. Hunt. A bit of the slapstick took place when Mrs. Roger Moore, in reply to his toast to the ladies, made a surprize presen- tation to Ed Fong on behalf ot his wife. 'What shall I do with asked Mrs. Moore of the blind- folded Mr. Fong. "Just let me have he re- plied. And she did a cream pie in the "kisser." Following the meeting, town councillor Ken McDonald took the out-of-town guests and some locals on a tour of the new rec- reation centre. Friday, 5, If70 THI LITHMIDOI HHALD 3 Probe Drug Menace By DELIA B. WOOLF Herald News Service RAYMOND An officer from the Lethbridge city police force, Det. Frank Bathgi told a large audience at re- cent evening meeting here that "far too many housewives, stu- dents and businessmen are using drugs to relieve tension." He told of the use of drugs administered for the relief ot 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 in- dividual becomes an addict. He spoke of the local and na- tional problem created by drugs. Mr, Bathgate snowed slides taken by Lethbridge po- lice of the type of drugs being used by people and he told the audience how to identify drugs and what signs for parents to watch for. He spoke of the way some drugs affect one individual without the same effect upon another. The speaker told of the pat- tern which follows the youth 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." The meeting was sponsored by the Catholic Women's league of Raymond. Large numbers of parents and school students attended the meeting called for lh.3 pur- pose of giving information re- garding drugs and the harm ;hey are doing both to the na- tion and a local level. Drugs can be obtained by anyone looking for them, both speakers told their audience. Due to equipment diSafltl Mr. Mackinnon could not show the colored film to illustrate his lecture. Following the two talks a question period was held. The audience showed its In- terest and concern by the num- ber of questions asked. Blitz Aids Arthritis Society COALDALE (HNS) A total of 5483 was contributed to the Canadian Arthritis and Hheu- matism Society during the. one- day blitz here. Mrs. John Rempel and Mrs. Jake Andres were co-c hair- nen. They report the public was most generous. Firm Buys Acre CRANBROOK (Special) City council has approved in principle application by an Dkanagan firm for purchase of one acre in its rapidly-filling irst phase area of the indus- rial park. It will bring to 30 the firms now operating there. Applicant is Peerless Pipe and Equipment Ltd. of Kelow- a. Approval is contingent on its outline of plan for structure and layout of its business. Almost the only remaining unsold acreage is of an odd- shape on trackside location. It s being reserved unsubivided 'or a certain period for possible special use. FRIENDS AGAIN' Bolivia and Czechoslovakia recently announced they are re- s u m i n g diplomatic relations ch broken in IfSfi-! h" Bolivia. ENFORCE BYLAW TABER (HNS) Dogs in .he Taber MD will be subject :o the bylaw which provides [or prevention of dogs running at large. Running at large refers to any dog not under the im- mediate and effective control of its owner whether on the premises of its owner or other- wise. Council has authorized Rob- ert A. Edwards tji enforce the bylaw. The crackdown is due to re- ports of damage to Asms; animals by dogs. PUBLIC MEETING TABER LEGION HAIL FRIDAY, Oct. 2nd p.m. Purpose of meeting an open discussion on tho 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 19 Canada Grade 'A' Frying, 3-4 Ib. average Ib. CARNATION Evap. Milk 5 JUBILEE Lunch Meat 12-ai. tini NABOB REGULAR COFFEE 8c off 2-lb. bog SCOTT VIVA Paper Towels PERKY Dog Food 15-oz. tin; PUREX ASST. COtORS Tissue CIANT SIZE Tide Ceiergent42.0, 1-05 1-00 Q s for 4 roll pack FRASER VALE POT PIES BEEF, CHICKEN or TURKEY 8-oz. Peas or Corn 5 Beans and Pork c OQx Top Valu 14-oz. tins Q for Q CANADA NO. 1 CALIFORNIA TOMATOES 3-lb basket Oranges WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO S.IMIT QUANTITIES ;