Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, October 4, 1974 Former Lethbridge resident wins novelist competition A former Lethbridge resi- dent has been named first place winner of the second an- nual "search for a new Alberta the depart- ment of culture, youth and recreation announced today. Betty Wilson 49, wins a government of Alberta cash award plus a standard publishing contract guaranteeing in advance royalties from the Macmillan Company of Canada for her novel, "Where's My Judges describe the book as an uncommon creation "illustrating the problems of a Metis boy rising above his drab Now an Edmonton resident, the author taught school for many years before a creative writing course encouraged her to attempt a writing career. Born in Lethbridge, Ms. Wilson attended school at Grassy Lake and Taber. She is the mother of two sons and says her husband, a high school English and creative writing teacher, has en- couraged her work. She has written three previous un- published novels, and is well known in Edmonton for her columns. Some of her poetry has been published in an anthology of Canadian women poets and one of her short stones, "Casper's Antelope" will appear in a high school text this fall. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Cvrtifiwl Dental Mechanic 303-Sth StrMt So. Metcalf Building PHONE 328-7684 BETTY WILSON BOB TABLECK BELIEVES IN: Exercising fiscal responsibility by establishing strict budgetary priorities. Insuring that tax dollars are spent in the best interests of the citizens of Lethbridge. For Alderman elect BOBTARLECK X CONCERNED FOR THE 70's Comipittoe to elect Bob Tarleck Ms. Wilson has also won a scholarship to the Banff School of Fine Arts and produced a play about the Blackfoot Indians for the Ed- monton Children's Theatre. Winning second-place in the contest was 26-year-old Ran- dal Harker of Calgary for his novel, He also received a publishing contract from the Macmillan Com- pany. Born in Calgary, Mr. Harker baa lived at Van- couver, Santa Barbara, Calif, and Mexico. A student at the University of Calgary, he ex- pects to graduate with a bachelor of arts degrees in English next spring. He is the son of Southern Alberta author Herbert Harker, whose novel Goldenrod is set in the Pincher Creek, Twin Butte district. His grandfather, M. M. Merrill, lives at Hill Spring. Third prize went to Calgary author Marie Jakober for a science fiction novel, "When Leopards Are Distinguished honorable mention went to Neil Crichton of Edmonton; honorable men- tion went to Monica Hughes and Pat Stevenson of Ed- monton as well as Marjorie Holland and Nathan Kositsky of Calgary. John Patrick Gillese, provincial director of literary arts, says the quality of the 40 entries received this year half of last year's total sub- missions "was superior uniformly higher than a year The successful novelists were to be presented with their prizes at an awards ban- quet in Edmonton tonight. Elected president Mrs. Georgina Poulsen of Lethbridge has been elected president of the Canadian Society of Rad- iological Technicians, Al- berta division. For the past 12 years a member of CSRT's six-person Al- berta governing council, Mrs. Poulsen will serve a one-year term as pre- sident, overseeing train- ing standards, examina- tions and licensing of the province's 900 radiolo- gical technicians. A gra- duate of the old Gait Hospital in 1953, Mrs Poulsen was elected at the CSRT's 33rd annual conference, held in Leth- bridge at the end of September. Quebecois Africa-bound Eskimos urged to go back to land for food MONTREAL (CP) One hundred and five French- speaking teachers and their families will leave for Africa later this year. They are part of an international co- operation program aimed at sending francophone educationists to French- speaking African countries. By DOUG SMALL OTTAWA (CP) The Con- sumers' Association of Canada says Eskimos can cut grocery bills by returning to meals of caribou heads, animal stomachs, berries and northern plants such as moss. It has asked for a grant from the Northwest Territories government to finance radio programs urg- ing Eskimos "to go back to the land for food." Vivian Williams, public relations director for the association, said Eskimos don't know they are missing important vitamins and other nutritional necessities when they eat processed food, candy bars and potato chips. One of nine radio programs translated into Eskimo tells listeners that "in the old days, much meat, fish, berries and plants were eaten." "People did not need milk, fruit, vegetables and juice be- cause all the important good- ness was in the food that they ate. "A lot of old foods are not available now because people live in settlements and do not get food from the land. "Now people are eating a lot of sugar, pop and candy and not as much of the food that contains the important goodness that is needed." Eskimo children are used to living in settlements and warm houses now, and many have lost the taste for raw food popular with their elders But Mike Mautaritnaag, a 24-year-old Eskimo from Baker Lake, NWT, said he wouldn't mind going back to natural northern food. "It seems unhealthy to me to eat cooked, canned meat in- stead of fresh meat." Wally Firth, New Democrat MP for the Northwest Terri- tories, expressed much the same view. He agreed that younger Es- kimo children have developed tastes similar to those of southern children, adding that chips, soft drinks and candy were "knocking hell out of their health." Club corner The Southern Alberta Writers' Workshop will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of Alberta Close, 1002 12th St. BS. Southminster Circle Square Dance Club will hold the regular dance at p.m. Saturday in Southminster Hall All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to bring a box lunch The Minus One Club will hold a regular meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in Southminster Hall. Visitors welcome. Coffee and lunch will be served The Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens bus will leave the civic centre for Great Falls at a.m. Tuesday. There are two vacant seats left. Laurel Chapter, No. 43, OES, will hold a fall tea from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Southminster Hall. Receiving guests will be Worthy Matron Mrs. J. Look and Associate Matron Mrs. W. B. Anderson. Navy League Cadet Corps Lethbridge parades at a.m. Saturday mornings at the Navy League Building, 10th Avenue and 17th Street S. Lethbridge branch president will speak to the corps on the Navy League of Canada Boys aged 11 and 12 years old are welcome to join the parade. Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: A woman I work with (she is also a friend of mine) took a job with this company several months ago and is now having a red-hot affair with the boss. I am actually a third side to the triangle, but she doesn't know it. I want her husband. He is the kindest, most honorable man I have ever met and he doesn't have a clue that this wife is cheating on him like crazy. The boss has bought this woman some stunning (and very expensive) clothes and is building her a new home not far from his own residence. I am itching to tell Mr. Blind-As-A-Bat what is going on, but if I do he will be terribly hurt, in addition to which he might guess my motives. I'd appreciate some on-target Ann Landers counsel. Want Him Like Mad Dear Mad: M.Y.O.B., Lady. That husband might be blind as a bat, but he's not an idiot and he can count, can't he? Surely he knows whether or not he can afford those stunn- ing new clothes and that beautiful home that's going up. Methinks the bat is in your belfry. Dear Ann Landers: I am writing a letter that could save some lives. I hope you will print it. The lifeless body of a 17- year-old high school senior lies in a casket today. The funeral will be tomorrow. He was a passenger in a car driven by another teenager. The boy who was driving had no legal right to be behind the wheel His license had been revoked the week before. When he had the accident that killed his best friend he was exceeding the speed limit. The boy had been in trouble with the police at least four times because of his recklessness. My question is, why didn't his parents ground him? Isn't that what parents are for? Is it not their responsibility to take control when a child demonstrates such poor judg- ment that he is dangerous to himself and others? Even wild animals cuff their young when they misbehave. I hope every parent whose child drives a car will read this carefully and give serious thought to the driving history of his teenager. The time to crack down is BEFORE there's a funeral. Another Mourner Dear Friend: Thank you for a letter that is sure to shake up some people. I hope teenagers especially will not view it as an attack or an attempt to limit their freedom. It is intended as an effort to keep them from kill- ing themselves or a friend." Dear Ann Landers: Is there any SURE way to stop a deluge of unwanted mail? You once advised a woman who asked this question to write across the envelope "Return To Sender." Well, I tried it and the Post Office returned an enormous catalogue to ME and I had to pay the postage. An insurance company in Pennsylvania sends us six identical, bulky envelopes of advertising at frequent inter- vals A nursery in Iowa sent ten identical seed catalogues within ten days, all un- solicited. Such nonsense is a waste of paper, postage and man-hours. Now that, Ann? Kaysee Mo Dear Kay: Go to the Post Office nearest youf home and ask for the form that stops un- wanted mail. 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