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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, 20, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Non-Indians evicted Leader of the militant Warrior Society, Paul Delaronde helps evict non-Indian families from the Caughnawaga Iroquois reserve near Montreal. The group disagrees with the band council on the pro- cedure for eviction of whites from the reserve, ap- proved by Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien last week. Olympic coins ready shortly MONTREAL (CP) The first sets of commemorative sterling silver coins to help fi- nance the 1976 Olympics in Montreal will be in distribu- tion by the beginning of December, Postmaster- General Andre Ouellet an- nounced Wednesday The four-coin set of two pieces and two pieces is the first of a planned seven sets to be minted between now and the summer of 1976. The first coins depict a map of the world and the Mon- treal skyline while the coins show the skyline of Kingston, Ont., where Olympic sailing competitions are to be held, and a map of North America The reverse of each coin bears a head and shoulders profile of the Queen It is hoped that the sale of the coins will bring the Montreal organising com-, mittee million in revenue Lougheed's figures questioned CALGARY (CP) Alberta Social Credit house leader Bob Clark yesterday questioned Premier Peter Lougheed's calculation that the planned Syncrude Canada Ltd. plant at the Athabasca oil sands will benefit Albertans to the tune of billion in 25 years "I would want to check that billion figure very carefully before I have billion worth of he told a news conference Mr Clark said Great Cana- dian Oil Sands Ltd., which has been operating the first plant at the Athabasca oil sands, has lost million from its operations so far. He also expressed disap- pointment that Mr. Lougheed did not take a firmer stand on the federal government's proposed export tax on crude oil in his televised speech Tuesday night. to finance the Games and Mr. Ouellet expressed optimism that enough coins could be sold to meet the target Before legislation authoriz- ing minting coins to finance the Games was passed, the federal government estimated the sale of commemorative coins would bring in only million MINISTER OPTIMISTIC But Mr Ouellet told a news conference he has been doing his own research and his own studies and "I'm very op- timistic "We have a job to do, there is a target there and we'll do our utmost to get to that target." The Montreal organizers of the Games also hope to raise million from the sale of commemorative stamps Mr Ouellet is to unveil the first two such stamps at a philatelists convention in Calgary today The postmaster general said the first messages in an inter- national advertising campaign will begin appearing in Canada, the U S Europe and Japan in November The first target in the mar- keting program will be coin collectors throughout the world, Mr. Ouellet said, but the advertising campaigns also will be aimed at anyone who wants to support the Games STUDIED GOLD COINS He said his department had studied the possibility of issu- ing gold coins "but it represents too large a risk and too many problems in ex- porting them to many countries The silver in the coins will be worth approximately 40 per cent of the face value of the coins The piece will be slightly larger than the old sil- ver dollar, with a diameter of 38 milimeters. while the piece will have a diameter of 45. CAREERS FOUNDRY WORKERS REQUIRED WANTED IMMEDIATELY Foundry workers and labourers' Good starting pay and fringe benefits. Per- manent employment. Contact LETHBRIDGE IRON WORKS CO. LTD. 120 1st Avenue South, Lethbridge _ "-JL Indian sides in power struggle MONTREAL (CP) The move to evict non-Indian families from the Caughnawaga Indian reserve here has resulted in a struggle between rival Indian factions for control over the reserve. The elected band council, led by Chief Ronald Kirby, is preparing a plan to stop the militant Warrior Society from evicting the approximately 700 nonlndians from the reserve. The reserve was still peaceful as about 200 Warrior Society followers visjted reserve homes Wednesday forcing non-Indians to sign papers saying they will leave. The 40-member society, backed by the traditional Longhouse, began eviction proceedings Tuesday. The Longhouse and Warrior Socie- ty are united in an "Indians only" policy on the reserve The elected band council is recognized by the federal gov- ernment as the reserve's offi- cial governing body, but the Warrior Society and the Long- house reject the idea of any Ottawa-controlled govern- ment on the reserve COUNCIL HAS CONTROL The band council, by legisla- tion, has the right to make and enforce bylaws on the reserve and to control reserve funds. Last week Jean Chretien, minister of Indian affairs, ap- proved a bylaw permitting the band council to evict non- Indian families from the reserve A Warrior spokesman criti- cized the law because "it gives the band council the right to pick and choose about who should go and who should stay." In theory, band council regulations are enforced by a seven-man Indian police force established in 1968 and trained by the local RCMP detachment. In fact, when the Warrior Society began making the rounds Tuesday, the Indian police force resigned en masse, forcing Chief Kirby to arm members of the band council as a temporary militia MET WITH POLICE Chief Kirby met Wednesday with an RCMP inspector and Quebec Provincial Police offi- cials to discuss possible action against the Warriors Quebec Provincial Police were on call should violence break out, and RCMP officers were on the scene as "observ- ers." The Longhouse, with several hundred members, is made up of middle aged and elderly traditionalists It is governed by nine hereditary chiefs. Frustrated Indians Speeding excuse clincher RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) Nobody can come up with a new excuse for speeding, police often say. But a Kennewick, Wash, woman serving a work- release jail sentence may have found a clincher She's in jail from 11 p m. to 8 a.m. five nights a week. A Richland, Wash officer stopped her yesterday and told her she was going 20 miles an hour over the limit. "I was late for she said ATTENTION FARMERS Don't put that machine away this fall... GIVE US A CALL SOUTHERN STEAM Cleaning Done At Your Farm 345-3205 PHONE 345-4521 Tonight! Tomorrow 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.I Satur- day 9 a.m. to ft p.m.I You are invited to drop fn and join us as we proudly present our spectacular line-up of 1974 models, Be one of the first to drive and own a superb 19741 Special low prices on all 74 show models EDMONTON (CP) The frustration of native citizens is mounting to the point that they may take up arms unless white society becomes more responsive to native needs. Chief John Snow of the Wesley Band said Wednesday. Chief Snow, an ordained United Church minister who lives at the Stony Reserve 50 miles west of Calgary, told the 37th annual convention of the American Association for State and Local History that Indians have no homeland to return to. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH CwtHtod Dentil Mechanic BMg. PHONE: 32I-76S4 FEEDLOT CONTROL BY-LAW The Council of the City of Lethbridge has given first reading to By-Law No 3167, being a By-Law to restrict the business of feedlots in the City. The pro- posed By-Law designates the major portion of the City a district in which feedlots are declared undesirable or unsuitable and grants the City Council the right to order its improvement or removal Prior to consider- ation of the second and third readings of the By-Law, City Council is inviting comments from interested persons. A copy of the proposed By-Law may be in- spected at the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall during the normal office hours Any person who wishes to make representation concerning the By- Law should first file a written submission with the City Clerk not later than two o'clock Wednesday, the 3rd day of October, 1973 JOHN GERLA City Clerk You're invited to our showrooms tonight and all this week to see the brand fr- new 1974s. They are stunning! Fun for all Mayor Magrath Drive and 16th Ave. 8. Phone 328-8861 n up LO'P FORD) Sates Hours: Wide Open Dally 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;