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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 40 LETHBRIDGE HERALD WcdnMdiy, Octobtr 24, 1973 Old-boy influence powerful in Japan TOKYO (CP) The Japanese learn at an early age that rewards come to those who work within the system. A European resident of Tokyo tells the story of being awakened at 5 a m by a telephone call from a Japanese friend who said he had to tell his good news to someone. The news was that his three- year-old daughter had been accepted at a particular kindergarten. That enhanced her chances of being accepted at a particular primary school which would lead to a particular sefnndary school and so on Having made the right moves from school to, school, the daughter would be in a good position to be hired by the firm for which the father worked The old-boy network is a powerful factor in Japanese business and more than half the top civil servants are graduates of two of the 100 un- iversities in Japan. COLLEGE LIFE EASY Getting into the right school is important but being a un- iversity student in Japan is considered a carefree period before a man is joined to a company Japanese high school students work hard because the competition is stiff and each spring many parents rent hotel rooms so students preparing for university entrance examinations will have a quiet place to study. Last year only one in six pass- ed entrance examinations given by the 75 state univer- sities Large corporations have their own training programs and only in such fields as engineering are minimum standards important. Com- panies frequently send new employees abroad for advanc- ed study at first-rate foreign universities. But complaints are beginn- ing to come from business about says Shigeo Miyamoto, deputy director of the international cultural relations division of the education ministry Only a few who enter un- iversity fail to graduate and a university student, when ask- ed what happens to the dropouts, simply shrugged and said there are none. "There are a few hippies, but they aren't very smart." Famous heart specialist ill BOSTON (AP) Dr Paul Dudley White, the noted heart specialist, has suffered another stroke, it was disclos- ed Wednesday. A spokesman at Massachusetts Hospital said Dr White was to seriously ill." The spokesman said Dr. White, 87, was admitted Mon- day after suffering a stroke which affected his speech and the right side of his body The world-famous lead'er of the fight against heart and blood vessel disease suffered what was described as a "mild stroke" on May 29, and was treated in hospital until June 19. Indian school has come a long way Receive merit awards Connie Leacock Rielby (left) and Roger St. Vincent receive the Imm- igration department's highest award in Ottawa. The Minister of Immigration, Robert Andras, presented the awards to the pair in recognition of their help to refugees coming to Canada. Sears Save Snuggle upto the down-home comfort of these beautiful 'Country Look' electric blankets.Save nowand enjoy their warmth all winter long. 99 Twin size single control Reg. Imagine a cozy electric blanket bordered with the Iresh. good-morning look ol gingham With controls that are hidden away in a decorative box-style case It s new And it looks great Solid colour blankets are made ot polyester 35% rayon and 20% cotton Bindings are perky gingham checks on white Comes in a re usable zippered plastic storage bag 2 yr guarantee Pink Lilac Green or Blue Double size, single control. Reg. Now Double size, dual control. Reg. Now Save 25% this is best value 31 99 Queen Size Dual Control Reg 98 Available from coast to coast in Canada through all Simpsons-Sears stores and selected catalogue sales offices this very special otter is the sincerest effort Simpsons-Sears can make to bring you merchandise that combines fine quality with the lowest possible price Charge it today take it home today with your Sears All-Pur- pose Account Bidding and Linen 2 year guarantee full replacement "Shop by phone. Teleshop 328-6611 Free delivery." Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee or iponty and free delivery STORE HOURS: Open Daily from a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mad, Telephone 328-9231 MORLEY, Alta. (CP) In 1969, Stoney Indians on the Morley Reserve boycotted their grade school because they were fed up with having no voice in the education of their children. As a result, when school started this September, the Stoneys not only had a new kindergarten centre but their children began learning Sto- ney language, history, philos- ophy and social studies. They are being taught how to survive in the wilderness and how to survive culturally in the white man's world. The school has come a long way since James Kaquitts, 33, director of graphic arts for the Stoney Cultural Education Program was a stu- dent on the reserve 40 miles west of Calgry He remembers that if any of the Indian children were caught speaking Stoney in school their white teachers Knnld PJVP them a cuff on the t miead with a .book "We wanfour children to grow up proud because they are they won't feel discouraged and ashamed when they confront white said Mr. Kaquitts. "As it stands now, when children leave the reserve they don't have enough back- ground in their own culture to be really Indian and they don't have enough knowledge of white society to be consid- ered they are stuck in the middle with the nega- tive aspects of both races "When many Indians leave the reserve they actually start to believe that Indians are only bums and drunks be- cause that's all they've ever heard said about them SCEP is the most advanced Indian education program in Canada, although similar pro- grams have been started on various reserves across the country, Ojibway particularly by the i its roots in The program has i a Bible translation program undertaken by several Stoneys and Warren Harbeck of Wycliffe Bible Translators Stoney was not a written lan- guage and, in the process of transcribing sounds to pho- netic symbols, a Stoney-Eng- lish dictionary was developed Three years ago, the Stoney band council hired Ian Getty to research the tribe's legal ti- tle to land around the Big Horn Dam. Mr. Getty initiated a pro- gram, later funded by the fed- eral government's Local In- itiatives Program, in which 20 Stoneys sought out Indian el- ders and tape-recorded their accounts of Stoney history, philosophy and legends. These tapes, translated and indexed, together with the dic- tionary formed the ground- work for SCEP, which re- ceives about a month from the Alberta Indian Edu- cation Centre About 20 Stoneys and four non-Indians are working for SCEP, developing story lines for readers, drawing maps for history texts and writing lan- guage primers in both Stoney and English. The curriculum in- corporates the new courses with traditional subjects such as science, math, world his- tory and social studies. Although there are no certi- fied Indian teachers at Mor- ley, Stoney teacher aides are available to help with instruc- tion, especially in language studies The attitude which gives re- sponsibility for Indian educa- tion to Indians is a drastic change from government pol- icy 10 years ago which fa- vored closing reserve schools and integrating native chil- dren into white institutions. At that time the Morley school was cut to only the first three grades. Children in higher grades were bused to other communities and educa- tional funds allotted to the re- serve were put into surround- ing white schools Children who wanted to at- tend high school had to board in Calgary during the week and return to their families only on weekends. "Most of the youngsters found it very hard to adjust to living in the city and in the white culture and they just couldn't said Chief John Snow "As a result hard- ly any of our students finished high school The Stoneys hope to see a high school built on the re- serve within the next two years for both Indians and whites. Newsprint supply crisis eased MONTREAL (CP) Four of five Canadian International Paper Co (CIP) mills have resumed full production following contract ratification votes by workers who have been on strike since August The return to work during the weekend of United Paperworkers International Union members further eased a newsprint supply crisis which had forced some U.S. and Canadian newspapers to shorten editions and had threatened others with cur- tailment of publication. Industry spokesmen said the CIP settlements bring Canada's newsprint industry to "within a few percentage points" of full production One local union at a CIP mill in Dalhousie, N.B re- jecte'd the contract proposal, and the strike there continues. A spokesman said tuil production was to resume Monday at the Gatineau, Que., mill which was last to ratify the agreement Saturday. Paper mills at Trois- Rivieres and La Tuque, Que., and Hawkesbury, Ont. resum- ed full production late last week when UPIU members voted to approve three-year contracts. L. H. Lorrain, Canadian di- rector of the union, said the agreement is comparable to those recently negotiated with other paper companies although it provides a smaller basic wage increase. The agreement calls for basic wage hikes of 7.75 per cent in the first two years and eight per cent in the third. Union spokesmen said the pact will raise the basic labor rate to an hour by May 1, 1975, from the present It also provides additional in- crease of two to 86 cents along job classification lines, the spokesman said Recent agreements with other companies have provid- ed 8.5 per cent wage increases in two-year contracts. Union officials said higher pension benefits that weren't negotiated with other com- panies make up for the smaller wage increases. The company has agreed to an across-the-board increase of 25 per cent in private pen- sion benefits for past and future services, union spokesmen said Workers will also receive an additional 13 a month in pension benefits on a clause which makes the new pension plan retroactive to 1966. Company spokesmen declin- ed comment on the contract terms until ratification by workers at Dalhousie. The mill is one of three CIP newsprint producers. The three CIP mills are ca- pable of supplying 1.2 million tons of newsprint per year, about 10 per cent of the in- dustry's national production The continuing strike at Dalhousie leaves idle about 000 of CIP's workers STRIKES CONTINUE But strikes continued with few settlement hopes at three Price Co Ltd. mills in Alma and Kenogami, Que The Price mills manufacture newsprint at the rate of tons a day A company spokesman said union members voted to re- ject a contract offer Saturday. He said the proposal was in line with other industry settlements, but did not release details. Paperworkers affiliated with Confederation of National Trade Unions have been on strike at the Price mills since early August. No date has been set for re- suming negotiations. About 200 workers at an On- tario Paper Co. plant at Thorold continued their strike Monday Negotiations have not resumed in another strike involving machinists at the Ontario-Minnesota Pulp and Paper Co plant at Fort Frances, Ont. GETS NEW YACHT ATHENS (Reuter) A million yacht built for Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos has been shown to the press. The ton vessel, the Atlantis, is the world's second biggest private yacht The British Royal Family's Britannia is larger. Five decks, a helicopter landing pad, a crew of 51 and accommodation for 22 guests are features of the Niarchos vessel. ;