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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Odober 12, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Premier Lake Provincial Park tagged class A by minister NATAL (HNS) Rcclassifi- CJition from class C to class A of Premier Lake Provincial Park in the East Koolenay has been announced by Robert Wil- liams, minister of recreation and conservation. Premier Lake Provincial Park contains acres and is located on the southwest shore of Premier Lake, six miles east of Highway 93 near Skookum- chult. The park has been ad- ministered by a local parks board since 19oO. The increasing use of Hie park has prompted the change in classification which will en- able the parks branch to de- velop the area along the lines of similar class A provincial parks elsewhere. The scenic location of Pre- mier Lake Provincial Park, Old masters live again HIGH HIVKR Micholan-1 arc needed, ladies in other, important part of the displays gelo, Goya, Rubens, Cezanne' areas who would be willing, as well as Eskimo prints, and and Delacroix are household once a month, to drive to a it is hoped to have examples of BACK FROM BOLIVIA The James Thomases, a loulhern Alberla family, recently returned from three and a half years in Bolivia. Here they recall fond moments of their stay while looking al pieces of Bolivian pottery. Now living in Utah, left to right are Shauna, Marilyn, James, Douglas and Michael. Alberla family returns from Bolivia Happiness is where YOU it Spcclnl To The Herald Canadian n Ameri- find happi- LOGAN Can citizen working for can seed company ness as a USAID employee in Bolivia? "Our family has 'light said the G 1 e n w o o d na- tive, James Thomas, father of throe children. Dr. Thomas re- turned recently his fam- ily from three and a half years in LaPaz, Bolivia, where he be- as did 12-year-old Douglas, Shauna, 8; and Michael, 4. "1 worked closely with an English speaking Bolivian who wouldn't speak English lo Mr. Thomas confided. Mrs. Thomas had household help whom she conversed in Spanish and quickly became in- volved in church and civic pro- jects where Spanish was spok- Mrs. Thomas, Marilyn Card gan a national seed production j particularly the former of Cardslon, and certification agency. Logan. Utah and Utah State University become "home" for the Thomas family since completion of (heir part in the U.S. Agency for Inter- national Development contract directed by USU. points out (lie head of the household, "another foreipi assignment would he very tempting." Tlie Thomases have proved they can find happiness ever they live. With very Jitlle background in Spanish, Jim and hi.s wife, Marilyn, quickly became fluent in the language, extra time spend on appreciated the she was able to personal Interests once she got used lo household help, quite a change from the American way of doing things. Among the interests she ex- panded were playing the piano, enjoying the children, book clubs and charity programs. Botuecn work and recrea- tion, the Thomases flu- ent in tile language and Mr. Thomas spent part of his work- ing hours teaching short cours- es to Bolivians. After receiving degrees in agronomy at Utah State, Mr.. Thomas completed a Ph.D. in enetics at the University of Alberta, then accepted, a posi- :ion at the Canadian Depart- ment of Agriculture. Before long he had moved his family Lo Ames, Iowa, where he was employed by a seed company. It was from Ames that USU hired Mr. Thomas for the Bol- ivian contract. "We've enjoyed seeing dif- ferent cultures and living among people with ideas dif- ferent from our Mr. Thorn as commented. Douglas and Shauna attended the Am- erican co-op school in LaPas powerful anrl gathers his Friends around him. Any money coming to the first man finds its way in part into hands o! these friends. It may seem cor rupL to us hut it is a way o: life to the agronomis: explained. "Americans, by Tsntf large are more down-to-business ant believe the time element to be important, but in order to ac complish anything in Bolivia y ou mu st work wit bin t hei system. You mustn't expect t accomplish as much here as you would in the same time period word s in the a rl wor Id, and school students in Foothills Di- vision will have the opportunity to become mure familial- with the work of these men in the near future. The old masters, along with contemporary and m od ern painters from all pails of the world will make up a fascin- ating exhibition of painting through the ages when a plan now in the formative stages f ma! ly bee ons es operation al. A group of district ladies omposed of Mrs. Kenneth mith, Mrs. Donald Olson and Mrs. D. K. Kingsford, head- ed by Mrs. Mary Dover, have iccn gathering material for the iroject for some time and are 10w ready to offer their scr- 'ices to schools throughout the division. Over 100 color reproductions of various paintings have been assembled for distribution on a revolving loan basis to schools who are interested. The prints are assembled in kits of folios and will he avail- aba for loan to schools for one month at a time, with volun- teers picking up and delivering each kit from one school to an- other. Teachers of junior and senior high school grades may indi- spedfie school, pick up the Indian rock paintings, folio, and return with it to their The collections are being add- ed lo as rapidly as time will allow, however this can be a lengthy business, as the group, calling themselves Volunteer Art, travel to museums and art galleries across the province lo purchase copies of the prints. own school The collections include not only the great jirlists mention- ed above, but also have rep- resentative items from various artists in o t h e r mediums. Sketches and drawings form an of hosting rally TABER (HNS) The Wally Byam caravan of airstieam irailers is invited to hold its 1973 fall rally over the Labor Day '.veekend at Tabcr. The invitation was extended by the local chamber of com- merce on ganizer for the Alberta-Saskat- which keeps a 40 percent Bol- ivian t GO percent American stir rterl body. Where other USAID person- nel may have become frusirat- wni ed or discouraged, by the Latin American system of getting tilings done, Mr. Thomas used the experience to broaden his comprehension of a d i f f e rent culture. "The system in Latin Ameri- ca is a result of the patronage ideology. Hie Patron becomes in the U.S. they aren't about to move that quickly on any- thing." "If we can raise the national jy just a few bush- els that is a large lie said, pointing out that Bol- ivian now imports S12-14 mil- Lion in wheat. Mrs. Thomas is the sc and Mrs, G rover Tl Glenwood. Mrs. Tlior cuts ace Mr. and Mr Card of Cardston. cate their preferences and may use all or part of each kit for individual classroom use or as a complete display, and as many of the prints are of Ms- Ion cai subj ects, they are in- valuable for social studies pro- jects. The women their ac- tivities a year ago, workmg >vith the Ked Deer Lake and Millarville schools. The program proved so suc- cessful that they are expand- ing into the entire division, and to 1 his end a few of Mr. s of par- Reed chewan unit of the Wally Byara 6Your course opens new series NATAL (HNS) During (he next 10 months the adult edu- cation division of the Fernie school district will offer a se- ries of low-cost, short courses pertaining lo subjects impor- tant to adults. it> years