Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
1HE UTHBRIDGE HERAID Thursday, September 14, 1972 White society has some impact on natives., UofL study shows Indians are beginning to accept education as tool for change By IIUDY HAUGENEDEK Herald Staff addition about one-quarter of the Bloods higher level of income and other ranging from working the sugar beet lields to c they would like to see thci medical Last of become farmers recreation are the have not car A good education which allows young Indians to Less than 15 per cent of the Pcigans wairfofi their children to cn'.cr the reserve Indians visit urban areas. Some of the Indians out into spec jobs due to lack of special! lion and training." their own destiny is high left the reserves to vast majority of Indu the Indian priority list, a than half the two-thirds or more, versity of Letlibridge continuing study shows. The acceptance of education as a tool through which changes can be made on the Blood and Peigan reserves suggests white has mado a large impact on native society, the economies department report youth to get educated and, choose their own destiny compared with three-quarters of the Feigans. Of the two rcswves, the Bloods have n greater degree of contact and mobility with outside markets, "duo to the availability of of jobs on the reserve seems to be one of the most compelling forces causing natives to seek short-term employment elsewhere, though they do not cut their relationships with their the report states. The types of jobs Indians sought are usually general Blood and Peigan reser are unemployed, band of fie told The Herald. As a result, there is notf for them to do, or almost t leisure time. However, Indian lesiure "enforced "A situation whereby a level of equilibrium was es low lished between nature and the .ime-hallowed native life which made them more vulnerable to a vicious circle of poverty." Respondents to the study "in- dicated their willingness to work in outside jobs it only they had a reasonable way of getting them. "Contrary to popularly-held misconceptions native idleness is not due to laziness." And in the absence of work opportunities, natives simply did not know what to do with their leisure hours and spent their time chatting, drinking "or in total hibernation." Study figures show only 3.4 per cent in the Blood reserve and two per cent in the Pei- reserve Indicated they ex- plored job opportunities out- side the immediate southern Alberta area. Almost a quarter of the in- habitants of both reserves did nothing during their spare time. The study warns that Indian values are different "and to see them in one's own (white) cultural image and value struc- ture would be, to say the least, a disservice to any scholarly research." Under exising reserve condi- tions there seems to be little moving force to put extra work into their spare time. "Their persistent absenteeism from jobs and their latent abilities could hardly aspire them to the idea of economic gain." Indians do not recognize the cost of the time they lose doing nothing. With single labor efforts at the appropriate times during the agricultural cyles and sea- son unreparied homes, unkept roads, and rundown cars could be repaired. "The seemingly puzzling ex- perience was that some of the relatively younger respondents who seem more leisure-bound were tdso expressing their de- sire to get jobs in the factories; the two things could hardly be reconciled." The study concluded that it seems evident that a policy that would ensure the arrange- ment of leisure time more ef- fectively will require a broad- er range of measures educa- tion, vocational training, en- couragement of raising more and better livestock, poultry, mixed farming, craftsmanship. All these might revive hope, stimulate new effort "and make the choice of work for leisure more attractive and. of a permenant nature." Combat the fall doldrums with Allied Arts programs DANGEROUS WALK These four children. Including with a bicycle (extreme left) are seen playing on the eatwalk ol the base of the High Level Bridge. The bridgo It CPR property and children are not only breaking law by trespassing: orr private property but are also risking the danger of Injuries, even death. A man recent- ly fell to tils death frorn the same spot. Police Inspector Max Coupland says policemen patrol in the orea and will warn the children. Kerber Photo By MARLENE COOKSHAW Herald Staff Writer Because of the success of the Community Summer Program, which involved approximately 550 children and adults, the Allied Arts Council is provid- ing a sequel to several of the programs in the fall. Courses will begin this month in sculpture, photography, sil- versmithlng, wintercrafts and Japanese flower making. All run Iff: 12 weeks in the Bow- man Arts Centre. Registration fee is S18. STARTS PROGRAM Sculpture starts off the fall program, with classes for nine to IS year olds beginning Sspt. 23 at 10 a.m. The course for those 16 years and over begins Sept. 26 at p.m. Both run on a once-a-week Two-day building materials seminar to be beld at LCC The standardization of dimen- sions of building materials to achieve cheaper construction costs will be the theme of a two-day seminar at the Leth- bridge Community College. Sponsored by the Lethbridge Construction Association, the is open to all inter- ested persons. The seminar hopes to show that construction costs can be lowered by stan- dardization of materials that facilitate the assembly of components on the building INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES ITD. ESTABLISHED 1911 Floor 517 4lh Ay.. S. 337-1541 site with a minimum of altera- tion. A supper meeting at the LCC cafeteria Friday at 6 p.m. will tick off the seminar. Discus- sions will follow until 3 p.m. in he Kate Andrews Building, Saturday, the seminar will re- convene at 9 a.m. and wind up at noon. A registration fee will be charged. Ross Johnstone, an employee of an architectural, engineer- mg and planning consultant firm in Regma, will be the sem- nar leader. FATHER OF CATS? The Kaffir cat, an African wild cat, was probably an ancestor of the domestic cat. B QUALITY DENTURE I CLINIC 1 L. EDDY DIETRICH Certified Mechanic Copilot Furniture PHONE 328-7684 m LOOKING FOR QUALITY USED CARS AND TRUCKS? CHECK HERE! 1967 FORD FA1RLANE STATION WAGON VI, auto., 1967 RAMBLER REBEL VI, outo., 2-dr. Economical transportation! 1968 CHEV BELAIR STATION WAGON family carl 1968 CHEV IMPALA 2-dr. hdl., auto., low 1964 BEAUMONT V8, 3 speed ifandard, beauMful snaps 1967 CMC V4 TON V8, auto., buckets. Great for camperl 1968 CHEVROLET 8-dr. hdt., V8, auto. Good condition! 1972 IEMANS 2-DR. HDT. LAST 72 DEMO SOMMERFELDT CAR SALES 321 13th ST. N. PHONE 328-9444 group for mentally ill tudies experimental project basis. Instructor is Bill Pratt, a By JUDE TUHIC Herald Staff Writer The annual meeting of the Abridge Association for the lentally Retarded was told Vednesday night of the import- nee of the family, a good ather son relationship and theletics and the Lethbridge Community College to the city. The speaker was Ben Brooks, and instructor at LCC, who vas elected to the board of di- ectors of the association. 'I issue a challenge to you mothers and he said, 'to make sure there Is a com- panionship between fathers and sons to see there is lonor and love He added that "teachers and cout masters are no substitute or a and said each person should "seek opporturi- ties to be with his son." In reference to the role of the community college, he said the 'goals reach beyond a diploma to finding a personal fibre n each (student) that distin- juishes the man "This is our highest Mr. Brooks said. Mrs. Betty Anderson, presi dent of the association, was hairman of the meeting and eceived on behalf of the group cheque for from the uctioneers Association of Al- erta. Mrs. Anderson expressed in- erest In a new experimental and demonstration project. The project, if npprovel by he provincial association, vould allow Lethbridge to pro- ide the best of service to the lentally retarded. However, prospective areas U of L cuts reservoir size in half The University of Lethbridg has been forced to cut the siz of a reservoir on the south side of the campus in half becaus the bids- received for the prart of the government tour to i r o m o t e Alberta-produced foods. He expressed satisfac- ion with' the organization of the tour claiming ho was able to see many potential customers who would have not been avail- able had be gone alone. "To see rJl the people I did would have taken a number of he said. Mr. Michael said he had con- tact with several organizations which could use products from the Lethbridge-base rapeseed crushing plant. "I feel, that as a result of the tour, our company will make some sales to Japan in the near he said. "The chances are bright." fourth-year art student at the University of Lelhbridge, and former teacher of the Com- munity Summer Program course. Outline lor the three-month sessions includes a clay project in realistic modelling, an ab- stract project in plaster based on any subject and possibly a plaster cast-of the head. Other projects may be undertaken if time permits. BASIC COURSE Photography instruction is also done by Mr. Pratt, begin- ning Sept. 25 at p.m. The course will involve basic camera operation and handling, film development, enlarging black and white negatives, and an Introduction to techniques of printing. The sessions are designed to increase the students' sensitiv- ity to photography as a form of artistic expression. Equipment needed is either a 35 mm or instamatic cam- era. Silversmithing begins on the same date at the same lime. Instructor is Dave Dahl, a self- taught practising craftsman. It Is a basic course, beginning with the fundamentals of using necessary tools, and progress- ing to designing various types of jewellery. Copper will be the Initial metal, later designing will be done in silver. Cost of the cop- [per and toots is covered in the registration. Silver for pro- ects can be bought thvough the instructor. Advanced courses will follow il enough interest is shown. The wintercraft program is a repeat of 1971's course, and be- gins Sept. 27 at p.m. lor children 8 to 14 years old, and Sept. 27 at p.m. fa: adults. Instructors are Cathy Evins and Elaine Harrison. Any craft suggested by those attending mil he taught. Those scheduled for the course are batik, macrame, tie-dye, raEia, needlecraft, stitchery, leather- work and origami. The Japanese flower making course begins Sept. 27 at p.m., and is taught by Sachi Izumi, a native of Japan who came to Canada in 1971. Mrs. Izumi is a University of Japan graduate and wit teach those who register (It years and over) the art of creating several hundred types of flowers from paper, and ar- ranging them. The Allied Arts Council is con- tinuing to sponsor a concer series throughout the fall and winter. First In the series Is a per formanee by the Mimura Hart Ensemble of Japan, Oct. 5 a 8 p.m. hi the Yates Memoria Centre. Tickets are available now at Leister's Music Ltd. Other courses and activities are not sponsored by the A.A.C but information on them can be obtained through the Bow man Arts Centre. Instruction in speech arts I ny age, covers voice produc- on improvement, poetry, drama, mime and literature. Lethbridge Youth Theatre, ponsored by the A.A.C., is ipen to members of any age vith an interest in theatre arts. Work is done on a project jasis in producing theatre for children, with meetings Wed- nesdays at 7 p.m. in the Bow- man Arts Centre. LYT also provides an ushcr- ng corps to any non-profit pro- duction held at the Yates Mem- orial Centre. iVEAVING The Lethbridge Weavers given in either private lesson or small classes by Sherry Baunton. Lessons are held in Mrs Baunton's home on a weekl basis, with times varied to su the Individual. The course, fo iandi craft Guild holds classes n beginner's weaving from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in the Bow- man Arts Centre. Instructor is Cynthia Russell. Work is done on a project basis, with any of type of weaving covered that is suggested by members. Anyone interested in learning should attend regular meetings held the tliird Tuesday of every month. Membership fee is annually. The Oldman River Potters Guild is currently holding courses in the 'basics of pot- tery, structural forms, and learning the use of the wheel. Children's lessons began Sat- urday at 10 a.m., and classes for adults began Monday at p.m. Classes are held weekly. Lethbridgc Sketch Club class- es in painting, sketching and drawing begin Sept. 19, 20 and 22. Instruction is given privately or in small groups by Pat Hol- land and Cathy Evins. A twelve-week course Is held before Christmas and a twelve- week course held after Christ- mas. Crawford coming to city Friday Neil Crawford, Alberta mini- ster of health and social devel- opment, will be in Lethbridge Friday to meet a number of local groups. His agenda for tlie one-day visit includes: 10 a.m. tha Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Re- tarded and Society at centre; the Rehabilitation the rehabilitation the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital board at the hospital; 2 p.m. representatives of the Cardston Indian band at the hospital; O 3 p.m. city manager at city hall; Dr. Scott Angus and the mental health planning council; G regional guidance clin- ic, Sifton House. DIRECTIONS TO LETHBRIDGE Complolnts being investigated by Highways Mini- ster Clarence Copithorne on o visit to the Medicine Hot orea this week include the claim Ihat directions are inadequate to the south trans-Canado routs >o Lethbridge. This sign at the west end of Medicine Hot, however, shows that the southern route gets at least equal play with tho northwest route to Col gory. AUCTION SALE Extra Friday Evening Sale SEPTEMBER 15th, 1972 7 P.M. Loaded ogqin Yes we had loo much merchandise at our las' regular Tuesday sale So we have on offer many real good items scuh as: FRIDGES, DRIERS, TAP DIE SETS, SOCKET SETS, ROSE WOOD ITEMS, and a large selection of MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT SOUTHWEST AUCTION SERVICES Phone 327-1222 2508 2nd Ave. N. Auctioneer! BILL HOfE-Llc. 84] REED HAWTHORNE Sales Representative NOW YOU'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION 1224-3rd AVE. SOUTH Yet, we hove ihe new Asahi Pentax ES and the NIKON F2 SLR Cameras in stock. JUST ARRIVED! The new 1973 MEOPTA 35 mm and lV4 Square Enlargers.