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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, September 20, 1974 Sarcee woman one of first to display village at Stampede CALGARY (CP) In 1912 a small band of eight Sarcee Indian families displayed a copy of an Alberta Indian village for the first time at the Calgary industrial forerunner of the now world-famous Calgary Stampede. Among the families was a 22-year-old woman, Daisy Otter. She worked, as had her mother and grandmother, erecting the hide- covered teepee on the grounds of the fledgling Calgary fair. When several hundred Alberta Indians struck camp at the 1974 Calgary Stampede, Daisy Otter, now 84, was among ing still with the bulky hide-covered tent. Daisy Otter, her face worn with age and the elements, is one of two people still alive who were in that camp 62 years ago. Mrs. Otter said she clearly remembers her first visit from her home on the Sarcee reserve to Calgary, a few miles to the northeast. "It was a town of cows and she said in broken English. "I was 10 years when my family came first, I remember, to Calgary. "We travel on a travois behind my father's horse. Sometimes we rode. Sometimes we walk. It took one day to get to Calgary. "My father traded for supplies at the Hudson Bay Company store. I remember there were Red Coats (Northwest Mounted Police) everywhere." It's hard to compute the time it takes now to get from the Sarcee Reserve to reserve gate is on the southwestern edge of the city and within a stone's throw of a new residential neighborhood. Mrs. Otter attended the reserve school from age seven until her mid-teens. "The principal said we Indians could not speak our language, Sarcee, inside the school she recalled. "We would speak our language on the playground. "Sometimes we got caught. The principal, Archbishop John Timms, was very strict and he punished us if he heard us." A year later she married Oscar Otter and until his death in 1949 they lived on a small farm on the reserve. She bore him two daughters and helped draw water, haul wood and hay and during harvest seasons she shook the grain to dry it. After Oscar died, Mrs. Otter and her daughters maintained the farm. The daughters are married now but still live on the reserve. Mrs. Otter and her daughters still go to the Stampede and enter the tepee, which was made by Mrs. Otter's grandmother Pretty Old Woman, in the judging. "My grandmother saw bulrushes in a dream and saw the design for her says Mrs. Otter. "Pretty Old Woman was a powerful spirit. I have put new dye in her design but I will not change it." The design won the over-all award at the 1972 Stampede. Although her eyesight and hearing are failing, Mrs. Otter still sews quilts for her 36 grandchildren and one great grand child. She lives in a small house on her farm, which now is run by her son-in-law George Runner. During the winter. Mrs. Otter makes bead- ed moccasins and other leathercraft which she sells to augment her meagre in- come. Food prices blamed for index increase OTTAWA (CP) Con- sumers in Halifax got the best deals in August among cities surveyed by Statistics Canada for price movements. Thunder Bay, Ont., and Van- couver had the largest ad- vances in price indexes. Halifax was one of only two urban units where the August index level was less than 10 KirfVioF- fftO of August, 1973. The other was Saskatoon and Regina where a combined survey of prices is done. There were increases in all urban units in August over July and the figures were: St. John's, five-tenths of one per cent; Halifax, two-tenths of one per cent; Saint John, one per cent; Quebec, 1.2 per cent: Montreal, eight-tenths of one per cent; Ottawa, eight- tenths of one per cent; Toron- to, one per cent; Thunder Bay, 1.3 per cent; Winnipeg, seven- tenths of one per cent; Saskatoon-Regina, one per cent; Edmonton-Calgary, eight-tenths of one per cent; and Vancouver. 1.3 per cent. The August all-Canada sur- vey of prices placed the con- sumer price index one per cent higher than July and 10.8 per cent above last August. The 12-month increases in the city index were: St. John's, 12.4 per cent; Halifax, -The Herald Family 9.6 per cent; Saint John, 10.2 per cent; Quebec, 11.5 per cent; Montreal, per cent; Ottawa, 10.4 per cent; Toron- to. 10.7 per cent; Thunder Bay, 10.4 per cent; Winnipeg, 10.8 per cent; Saskatoon- Regina, 9.5 per cent; Ed- monton-Calgary, 10.5 per cent; and Vancouver, 12.5 per cent. Food price increases were the major factors pushing up all-item indexes in all cities. In Halifax, a six-tenths of one per cent gain in the food index was partly offset by declines in clothing and tran- sportation costs. Gasoline prices were among those go- ing lower. The 1.5-per-cent drop in the clothing index in Halifax was the best price performance among the 12 urban units while a jump of 3.2 per cent in Quebec was the worst. Halifax also had the best performance on the transpor- tation seven- tenths of one per the highest increase was 2.4 per cent in Edmonton- Calgary. The reasons Thunder Bay and Vancouver had the highest over-all increases in index levels were because they led the cities in gains in the two component indexes accounting for about three- fifths of family spending. Thunder Bay had the largest gain in the food index with a rise of 2.4 per cent and Van- couver's increase of 2.1 per cent in the housing index was the greatest among the 12 un- its. The smallest rise in a food index was three-tenths of one per cent in Edmonton- Calgary. The smallest rise in the housing index was five- tenths of one per cent in Halifax, Saint John and Montreal. MORE THAN TOTAL PRIZES IT'S THE BIGGEST DRAW IN THE WEST! There will be 1908 lucky ticket holders! FIRST PRIZE SECOND PRIZE THIRD PRIZE 5 FOURTH PRIZES CONSOLATION PRIZES SELLER'S PRIZES TOTAL PRIZES CASH TAX-FREE each 1900 at each Entries Close October 9, 1974 Preliminary Draw October 23. 1974 GOOD FOR YOU AND ALBERTA, TOO! Proceeds 1'om the sale ol a" m Alberta will be used in Alberta lo support sports and cuilurai events such as SoorJ The Alberta Art Foundation Foundation and tne Commonwealth Games The Lottery is sponsored by the Calaary Stampede anrj JheCotnmonweaHh Games Founflalion and the Association under ire auspices o' 'ne Alberta Government GIVES YOU A CHANCE ON BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Available from your lavonte service, church, sports or charitable organization OR Send m the coupon and get your tickets by mad WESTERN CANADA LOTTERY 9oi From darning to industry Florence Spicer arranges leathercraft purses of her own design in her Regina shop, Boutique Michelle. Mrs. Spicer started in the business when she dis- covered the embroidering capacity of her sewing machine while darning socks. She now has 20 women working for her on a "cottage industry" concept. Course set for parents Several community resource people will highlight a course sponsored by the YWCA for the parents of pre- school children. The Pre-school Parent Workshops will consist of 10 sessions dealing with such Executive elected The Lethbridge V s Menettes have re-elected Lou McNab as president for the 1974-75 term. Serving on the executive with Mrs. McNab are Barbara Montgomery, vice-president: Marilyn Hembroff. secretary: and Marie Nicas. treasurer. areas as normal physical development; the child's preceptual image: emergen- cies and accidents: art and literature: television viewing; nutrition; discipline: childhood diseases: and readiness for school. Speakers will include Dr. Douglas McPherson, pediatrician: Dr. Bob Arms, psychologist: Donna Thacker, home economist: Dr. Charles Schott, educator; Fred Turrell. recreation director: Dr. Enid Wright, psychiatrist: Barbara Huston, children's librarian: and Joan Water- field, broadcaster. Registration fee for the workshops which begin Mon- day at 8 p.m. is For further information, contact the YWCA program office. 327-2284. FUN MACHINE by BALDWIN TURNS LISTENERS INTO PLAYERS cny MAnuiyr 4 IT'LL BOGGLE YOUR EARS J A Come see our complete line of pianos and A T organs. Rentals Sales and Service. T 2 OPEN HOUSE T Every Sunday 1-5 p.m. for the month of September. A Free Coffee and Donuts BERTI SCHOOL OF MUSIC f 2646 S. Parkside Drive Sex-biased text brings gasps from women's council TORONTO (CP) A text- book for a course for legal sec- retaries brought gasps from members of the Ontario Status of Women Council. "Read it and your blood pressure will go to chairman Laura Sabia said. The text advises aspiring young secretaries to pamper the "ego needs" of young law- yers. "If she attempts to dominate him, she will destroy it instructs. The Lawyer's Pri- vate used in a course offered by the Law So- ciet of Upper Canada. It was revised in April, 1973. It offers advice on how secretaries should dress and the ideal relationship between a young lawyer and his secretary. "He is still, believe it or not, socially insecure with women and often does not know quite how to handle the master-and- servant relationship which presents the book states. The council agreed to bring the text to the attention of the governing body of the law society. The council was told last week that textbooks con- WeeWhimsv sidered biased are included in the list of new texts approved for Ontario classrooms. Sherrill Cheda, head of the Seneca College library, is pre- paring a booklet dealing with stereotypes in textbooks for teachers from kindergarten to Grade 6. She said 80 per cent of the texts up to Grade 12 are sex- biased. History books omit women, and they are never referred to in examples in mathematics and spelling books. She said the 20 per cent that do refer to women have them in aprons and passively look- ing out the window watching their brothers. I is swa'Wiim1 oujr 7 Gary Donoso will be sent the original an for his Quote. Send youf child's quotation to ihts paper. Club corner 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 corn roast at 2 p.m. Sunday at Henderson Lake Park. This is a family outing so please bring salad or dessert for your own crowd. The club will provide corn, wieners, buns, butter, coffee and pop. Bethlen Presbyterian Church Sunday School and Young People's Organization will hold a rummage sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at their church hall. I PUBLIC BINGO 6 GAMES BLACKOUT (Played Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (UptUirt) EVERY CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL Cor. 13 St. 6 Ave. North Friday, September 20 8 o'clock 4th and 8th Games in 7 Numbers 12th Game 5 CARDS FOR OR 25e EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT IN 55 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY DRAW WORTH 3 FREE GAMES DOOR PRIZE UmMr 16 YMTI Not Altowad by ST. 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