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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, October 1, 1972 REMOVING WINTER'S KILL Robert Kempenaor, left, and Heimer Michaelis willi Jim Romancliuk in tlie background, are removing the hundreds of feer of flowers which grew in a semi-circle at the enlrance to the Lelhbridge Research Stolion labora- tory area. The dead flower plants will be removed to compost, to be allowed to rot and form a type of fertilizer. Japanese harpists to perform Thursday The Minium Harp Ensemble from Japan will provide an irom japan wm p.uvme uii evening of classical and ethnic music Thursday in the Yatcs Memorial Centre, beginning at 8 p.m. The group is featured as the first cf the season by the Allied Arts Council. Conducted by Tsutomu Mi- mura, the ensemble consists of girls aged 10 to 25, mainly teenagers. The number in Ihe group varies between 10 and 25 for its performances. Each member has studied under a private teacher for more than four years before playing with the group. It was formed in 1950, and is the only harp ensemble of yoimg girls in Japan. The girls have loured Japan extensively and given perform ances in the Netherlands England, Ireland, Belgium, ant the United States, playing repertoire of music from clas- sical to ethnic. All tickets are reserved and may be purchased at Leister's I Music Ltd. If ifs write it publisher tells workshop By BEKNICE 1IEKLI3 ilcrolil Stall Only what is worthwhile ihould be put down in words, Cleo Mowers, publisher of the iibrirlgo Herald nml featur- ed speaker for Hie first South- and Writers Workshop banquiet Saturday, told Ihe 80 dinner ;uests. Mr. Mowers said ''communi- cation between individuals is he genesis of society." But he said writing preserves words, and those people who are con- sidering writing or who are writing should realize that when they put something down it is going to clutter up the fu- ture. "Those who are compelled to write should write and take their chancse on their work sur- viving. What is worthwile will survive and what is not will fortunately Mr. Mow- ers said. He said because of the busi- ness he was in he was not in- terested in people becoming unlers they had some- thing to say "something of value or interest lo busy people whether it's recipes, a bridge colunm or humor." Mr. Mowers said many peo- ple feel that newspapers have obligations to publish whatever they put down as poetry. He said he detests long, wordy poems and has always searched for poems with a few words but meaning, when he has picked out any type of card to give to someone. Mr. Mowers referred to Thomas Gray's poem, Ofa to a Country Churchyard, lo de- scribe many writres who never acliicve fame. He quoted, ''Many a flower is born to blurh unseen." Mr. Mowers said writers should not feel offended if their works go unread. He said the prairie rose hlooms and no one knows it. The meadow lark sings all day and no one hears it. "Don't feel offended If you are another mute, imgloriotis he said. He said il was still worthwhile to write just for pleasure. Mr. Mowers gave the guests an idea of where the print in- dustry Elands at the present: "Newspapers. maga7ines, and periodicals of every kind have been dropping, and becoming fewer and fewer ail the lime." Mr. Mowers said he knows people heiieve advertising is 6i trading from the reading merit of the paper. But lie said silver tising is essential because it, "pays three-quarters of the cost of publishing and printing a paper." He said readers arc not will- ing to pay a large cost for the paper, so advertising is neces- sary. It readers could be persua-'.- ed lo pay a larger cost for the paper the advertising could Le cut down, Mr. Mowers said. He told the banquet guest-i, "If you want to do the writirj, be prepared to pay for it." Novel writing on increase o LARGE CMHC PROJECTS amounts available from to in excess of for Home Owner approved loans up to Other Loans from for new or existing residences apartments hotels motels commercial and industrial acreages Second Mortgages from 3500.00 The day of the novel has dawned in Alberta. Dr. W, G. Hardy, author of six novels, six histories and countless short stories, gave participants in the first South- land Writers Workshop, three reasons, Saturday, why he thought novel writing in south- ern Alberta was on Its way. He mentioned the current contest for the best Alberta novel. The deadline for novels Is Feb. 28, 1973 with an award of going to tiie winner. Dr. Hardy felt the contest should give iniative to many people to begin a novel. He said the contest organizers had already received 400 to ECO in- quiries. Information can be ob- tained from, the Alberta gov- ernment's creative writing di- vision. Secondly he said, all writers should realize" it isn't too late to start a novel." Dr. Hardy said many people have written a novel in less time then 7 our months, The important thing, he said, is for writers to realize that they must find the time. He LAKEVIEW LIONS CLUB said he knew many writers who wrote during their spare time at the office, during their coffee breaks and through their evenings. "I believe that everyone has novel inside them, form- ed through their own ex- periences and Dr. Hardy said ttiis was his Lnird reason for believing writ- ers in Alberta could produce novels. Dr. Hardy, who was presi- dent of the convention of the Canadian Authors Associa- tion, said he believes there are many advantages to writing a novel rather than a short story. He said novels can use more characters, more places and a less rigid structure, then short stories. Dr. Hardy said "be- sides these points, writing a novel is more fun." Dr. Hardy has been president of the Canadian Authors Asso- ciation three times and is cur- rently president of the CAA's Alberta division. How do people go about starting to write a novel? D Hardy said a good way for most to bsgin is to base the novel on a topic with which :hey are familiar. He paid to begin any of the :hree main typos of novels historical, contemporary life, Lakeview Lions Club Members Will Conduct a Please keep your front light en! Proceeds for Other Projects Sponsored by the lakeview Lions Club 9 MAINTENANCE Of ST. JOHN AMBUIANCE O SCHOtARSHIPS-lETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COUEOE 0 TRANSPORTATION FOR THE C.N.I.B. SOUTHERN ALBERTA BATON ASSOCIATION TRANSPORTATION FOR THE CANADIAN MENTAL HEAtTH ASSOCIATION THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE KIND SPONSORSHIP OF THE FOUOWING: NU-MODE HOMES LTD. 165 MAYOR MAGS ATM DRIVE MAC'S TRUCKING UON, BOB JOHNSTON BENY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA FORT WHOOP-UP SERVICE UON, HANK BERGMAN DUNtOP FORD SALES 1510 MAYOR MAGBATH DRIVE G. H. BAXTER ANO SON LTD. (1768) LION, JACK BU7LIM semi autobiographical new novelists should follow a fev basic steps. To start with they shoulc analyze what special knowl edge they have going for them wliich could be helpful as back 'round for their writing. Then should ba read to sei TOW other authors h a vi landled that type of novel. The next basic step is for thi writer to decide if he wants fc write in tlie first or third per son. Dr. Hardy said he prefer 'irst person because by use o 'irst person many points view and many different char acters can be presenled. The other suggestions Dr Hardy gave were to draw up a resume to help decide wha the novel will say; to choos characters carefully and to de- cide on an approach realis tic or romantic. He said one of the last things a writer does before actuall writing the novel is a story line. By use of the story line the information that doesn't fit the general theme is discard- ed. Dr. Hardy said when the novelist lias had a book pub- lished he has completed, "an achievement equivalent to any hi the world." If you ask me... By RON CALDWEUL __ Herald Staff Writer I-., going through what history will prob- ably regard as one of the greatest social up- heavals mankind lias ever experienced the female light for liberation, or equality, or recognition, or whatever you want to call it. But, no matter what name is finally hung on the movement, the fact is lhat sooner or later, there is going to be a dramatic change in our lifestyle and those who can't adjust arc going to be in trouble. The women's "liberation" movement has roots that go back many years. It has simmered for a long time and is now reaching the boiling point. I cannot honestly say I am an ardent supporter of women's lib. There is still enough of the male su- periority attitude ingrained in me to make me feel, deep down, that it is my job, as a man, to run things and take care of the weaker sex. Rationally, 1 know this should not be. Why should any group, either male or female, be conceited enough to think that it alone has the right to lie dominant over the other sex. Women are now shouting from the rooftops that they are finished being dominated, that they want an equal break with men. If they shout loud enough, and long enough, they are goinf to get what they want. And, when they do, a lot of people aren't going to be able to handle the change. There isn't one man in a hundred today who could work for long at a place where a woman is in charge, just because it would be an affront to his dignity to admit that a woman is more important than he is. But, there are some women, who, if given the chance, could step into such a position and, before long, there will be more. Pretty soon, it will be so commonplace that nobody will think twice about it. In the interim, as the change-over is made, how- ever, there are going to be many problems. Those who can't accept the change are going to suffer. Personally, I have deeply mixed feelings about the whole thing. It is exciting to be in the midst of a period of his- tory which is laying the groundwork for a change in the very fabric of society. I am also very uneasy I don't know whether I can handle that change. STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 Jolrn Gillese, a free lance writer for 30 years and super- visor of the creative writing di- vision for Alberta department of euHue, youth and recrea- tion told participants at the first Southland Writers Workshop held in Lefhbridge Friday and Saturday, that he found he used a basic formula in most of his short stories. The formula he uses is to de- velop "a sympathetic charact- er who struggles against great odds to achieve a worthwhile goal." Mr. Gillese described the short story as the "finest art form." He said the shorter the story, the better and more ef- fective it Is likely to be. He gave a maximum word count of words for any short story. "Most short stories are writ- ten about the average fellow and Mr. Gillese said. He said most of his story ideas came from ob- serving people and incidents around him. He gave the example of his seeing an old woman in a f ed dress wandering in a de- parfmcnt stcre. After ob- j serving the woman for a while Accident injures two An early-morning, head-on crash has sent two southern Al- berta residents to hospital in serious condition. Robert T. Lister of Lcth- bridge and Brady Frank Kidd of Slavoly were the lono occu- pant? of cars which met head- on seven miles smith of Clares- holm on Highway 2 early Sun- day morning. TICMP report both men are listed in serious condition In Foothills Hospital in Calgary. A motorbike accident Sun- day afterrcrron has sent a bridge man to hospital with numerous injuries, Bill Andrew Perm, 620 10 St. N. and his son Robert, 7, were riding a motorbike two miles west of Ihe city when it went out of control and eraslicrl in i 3fMO mnh Mr. Pcnn's son escaped with I only minor Injuries. lie got the idea for his short "Especially Worthy" a story about a boy who Is ashamed of his mother because she has dressed in faded at- Lire for his grsduation. Characters make the short Mr. Gillese said. But he said it is important that the characters of a short story stay in character throughout. They must not change per- sonalities or morals in the mid- dle of tlie story. Mr. Gillese said the charac- ters must be brought to life. Fie said this can be done through dialogue an-i action. "Every short story should sell something of value from the mind and the Mr. Gillese said. The author through his story can provide emotions like understanding, laughter, gladness and love. Around the characters 8 mood and a definite plot must be woven. Mr. Gillese said a definite unity of lime and place are also necessary. Mr. Gillese said there is a good market for short fiction stories. But he said he believes In authors economics "authors should be paid as any other laborer. A writer deserves a reasonable retun (o his ef- fort." NO. IT SQUADRON AIR CADETS PARADE EVERY TUESDAY EVENING AT 7 P.M. Cadeli are picked up by transport at varioui throughout the city between and p.m. Call mending Officer, Captain N. Bullied, Dayi 327-1116, Evenings for further information. MASONIC MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE LES R. CUNNINGHAM Martin Bros. Memorial Chapel 703 13lli St. North Monday, Oct. 2 p.m. Masons will meet at the chapel at 7 p.m. Out of Respect to the late Leslie Roland Deau jCuimiiigliani r I FAY'S APPAREL I Will be Closed All Day Tuesday, Oct. 3rd. THE ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL Presents "THE MIMURA HARP ENSEMBLE" OF JAPAN YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE Thurs., Oct. 5th.. p.m. ADULTS 2.00 STUDENTS 1.00 TICKETS ON SAIE AT LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. ;