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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Jg THE LETNBSIDOE HERALD Solurday, 30, 1972 TFrtters' Ideas everywhere for articles By MAHLENE COOKSIIAW Herald Staff Writer The ideas for good, saleable written articles arc every- where, was the premise put forth Friday by Mary Dawe during a session of (lie first Southland Writers' Workshop. Mrs, Dawe is editor of The Canadian Author and Book- man, a teacher of adult educa- tion classes in creative writing, and recently served as editorial consultant for the Worth Royal Commission Report on Educa- tion in Alberta. She urged workshop partici- pants to develop a curiosity and a fresh outlook on every- day adivities, and above all to "read, read, read." In the actual writing simple language was to be used, she said, with the article begin- ning "on a high note" to catch the reader's attention. Mrs. Dawe humor and manner Simple secret to poetry INITIAL BEET HARVEST Encouraged by the return to more favorable wealher, the beet harvest work on acres resumed Friday with a few deliveries to Ihe Tober factory of Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd. from lighter soil area farms. Company officials indicated they were hopeful that the present prevailing west winds and sunshine would dry fields sufficiently to permit de- liveries in the Picture Bulle-Coaldale-Raymond districts this afternocn. Due to the limited quantity of harvested beels available, bolh at Picture Butle and Taber faclories, slicing and processing operations are al reduced rates in the hope that complete plant shutdowns can be avoid- ed. All receiving stations now have been readied to take beels and growers are being urged to make deliveries just as soon as possible. Provisions will be made for de- liveries Sunday lo facilitate a build-up of beet supply and to accommodate growers willing to harvest that day. Native non-native youth club formed Bv KUDY HAIJGENEDER Herald Staff Writer Nalive youths attending Leth- hridge's two post secondary ed- ucation institutions and three high schools have formed a rec- reation organization. Known as the Lethbridge_Na- tive Youth Club, the tion is a native-non-nalive body which adheres to the principles of developing better friendship and understanding between the two groups through athletics and social activities. The group has developed from last year's Lethbridge Friendship Centre Teen Organ- ization, and the Native Friend- ship Society of Southern Alber- ta has donated to it. The 30-member youth club organized by Friendsiup Centre volunteer sports director Wes Scott, elected its executive carl ter this week. The long-range objectives o ie group are to expand its lembership to about 80 and ollect another for oper- ting capital. No age restrictions have been imposed on the co-educational MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information Phone 327-7990 iilood clinic at II of L If you have any extra blood ying around in your veins, here's someone who will take t from you. The University of Lethbridge Health Services department and the local Red Cross are sponsoring a blood donors din :c at the U of L Oct. 5 from 2 :o 4 p.m. The clinic will be in the read ng room on the sixth level and is open to everyone. Old -AMA building still for sale The old Alberta Motor Asso elation building at 903 3rd Ave S. has not been sold yet, AMA manager John Rhodes said to day. The tender was to close las Monday but It has been extent ed, he said. The new AMA building is o 5lh Ave. S., next to The Lell bridge Herald. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necettqry) Bride Books Thank You Cards Kapkini Matches We provide complimentary penonalized head table place cards wilh each orderl FREE CUSTOMER PARKING ab, which plans to form bas- tball teams immediately. The women will play in an hibition role while the men 11 join tho Lethbridge Com- ereial Basketball League. There will be other levels of ens' and boys' learns also. In addition to basketball, Ihe ub will also participate in am sports such as vol- yball and is planning others eluding curling. Regular dances at the Friend- hip Centre are planned on a lonthly or twice-monthly bas- Also in the list of activities re raffles, car washes and tngos to raise money. A fresh idea and a simple meaner are of major import- ance in good poetry, said au- thor and poet Dr. John W. Chalmers in his address Fri- day at the Southland Writers' Workshop. "Often, as in conversation, i vocabularly can get in the he said. "The tendency to use obsolete or uncommon language is likely to turn people off. Dr. Chalmers emphasized the necessity of being "in a poem, every syllable I must be used." The practice of being concise In writing poetry pays off when writing prose Any surplus money the group well, he said, has when it disbands at the end! Every poem must have a of the school year will be turn- mood expressed. This is bes lonored ed over to a charity such as the Crippled Children's Fund or the Canadian Mental Health As- sociation. The youth group will meet at St. Patrick's School 8th St. and 10th Ave. S. on Mondays and Wednesdays between and p.m. Everyone is invited native and non-native. The executive will meet at open meetings at the Leth- bridge Friendship Centre on the second Thursday of each month. Members in the organization come from throughout Western Canada. The treasurer of the group, Louis Stevenson, hails from Dallas, Manitoba, vice-presi- dent Laura Morn comes from the Enoch band near Edmonton and the president and secret- William Fedotin, head gar- ener for the Nikka Yuko Cen- ennial Garden since its Incep- ion seven years ago, was hon- wed by civic and garden so- iety officials Friday afternoon on the occasion of his retire- ment. A. W. Shackleford, society president, in making a presen- ation at the garden, remarked in Mr. Fedolin's exceptional in- :erest in his work, indicating a unique affection for the gar- den. This was admitted by Mr. Fedotin. ary, Wanda First Rider and Rosella Many Bears, are both from tho Blood reserve. developed through a fresh ap- proach and the avoidance o cliches and romanticized con cepls, he said. "A dictionary Is the keyston of a poet's library." He described poetry as a idea simply expressed in rhy thm, which appeals to th senses, feelings and imagina tion of the reader. Poetry could take the form traditional or free Averse. r felt that poetry resembled a in the sense that a writer coul write better in abstract one he had mastered the techniqui of the traditional fonn. "Most poets are not profes sional In the sense that the support themselves solely o their said Dr. Chal mers. "recognition and fun a as much a part of it as profit He said that competition ranked highest in the mark for poetry, also suggesting tt berta Poetry Yearbook and e Nova Scotia Book of Verse, ost magazines have a sub- antial amount of poetry, he id. opens coffee shop A new coffee shop officially pens on 3rd Ave. S. Monday. Located in the back of the Family Fun and Games Ar- cade at 018 3rd Ave. S., the coffee shop will serve light unches from 9 a.m. to .m. It replaces Frank's coffee shop which closed Thursday. The new shop has space for IS customers in a table-and- chair set up. self help articles among the most saleable typo of writing. "Reader identification is the key to its she said. "The light touch in a humor article is not to be confused with slapstick." The self help articles were successful items because of a universal interest in improve- ment and because of their en- during quality, she said. Sug- gested topics were ways of cop- ing with illness, widowhood and emotional problems. "The instructional or how-to article does not require a spe- cialist's knowledge, only a clear, concise and interesting portrayal of something which has proven valuable to you." An article in the news line was not an attempt at competi- tion with the news media, she said. She described it as rjn in teresting angle of whateve topic was current, for example drugs, sex education, ecology. A personal approach to bio graphical historical writing L saleable, she said, as well as a character sketch or profile the human interest line. Personal experiences and re membrances often prove enter taining features, "with a littl 'They're humorous at ime, but often we don't think f writing them down." If a person is short of Ideas, businesses, especially small Dnes, often have of iow to save lime and money, or make money, for other men in their field." These articles are valuable o trade magazines, those pub- ishing for a particular business or industry. Anyone with "authority" In a particular field has the basis for a number of features. Someone with adequate knowl- edge of sports, nursing or rock music does not have to be a skilled writer to have bis writ- ing valued, she said. PHOTOS The plioto feature is an arti- cle in which the photography could be c'ljne by the writer, or by "someone in the neighbor- hood." Sketches or photos need- ed to illustrate a trade story can often be found in the indus- trial files, she said. "Fillers or anecdotes are ex- tremely valuable learning de- vices for the beginning said Mrs. Dawe. "They are good practice in learning to write in a short, concise and said Mrs. 'Dawe. i witty mauner." Riding program proves successful An experiment in the physical education program at Fleet- wood-Bawden School appears to New disaster fund for farm damages Effective Immediately, Alber- ta farmers who experience loss or c'amage of buildings and livestock from natural disaster financial assist can receive ance. Dr. Hugh Horner, Alberta ag- riculture minister, said the pur- pose of the disaster loan policy is to make available assistance lo Alberta farmers who are not normally covered by insurance ATA chief here Tuesday The new president of the Al- berta Teachers' Association, Murray Jampokky, will be In Lethbridge next week for the annual president's tour. He will meet local ATA executives and teachers during the visit Oct. 3. Mr. Jampolsky was elected to the presidency during the association's annual meeting, succeeding Walter Hughes. [MEMORIALS By MASTER CRAFTSMEN Featuring IMPERIAL BLACK GRANITE Also BALMORAL RED AND OXFORD GREY GRANITE Largest Stock of Memorials in Southern Alberta In BLAIRMORE COLEMAN Contact MR. ERNEST FANTIN FANTIN'S CHAPELS LTD. Or Our Head Office LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL TILE WORKS LIMITED when such disasters as floods and tornadoes strike. The loans, up to a maximum of are made through the Alberta Agricultural Devel- opment Corporation and will be interest-free for the first three years. The loans may be used to re- pair or replace buildings and other permanent improve- ments, to replace livestock or for any other purpose consider- ed by the corporation directly related to loss resulting from natural disasters. Applications lor the loans will be made through the district agriculturists offices. Marvin Gaits, regional econ- omist for the Alberta depart- ment of agriculture in Leth- bridge, said the establishment of the fund is a good thing for Alberta farmers. "In some particular instanc- es, It will allow farmers to re- instate their he said. "The government has recog- nized'that to re-establish a bus- iness usually costs more than the amount of coverage through an insurance program. "When a farmer has to bor- row ac'dilinal capital lo get on his feel, he will be able to do it through the fund. The fund will act as a buffer between making a go of the operation and not." Mr. Gaits said Ihe fund will also allow credit to people who don't have access to normal credit channels. He warned, however, that by providing interest-free money the door could be opened to op- portunists who would take nd- vantage of the program. have met with success. Grade 6 at Ihe school took part in an equestrian program this year to replace the swimming class. All but two of the 90 Grade 6 students at Fleetwood-Baw- den look part hi the program, said Ed Henderson, physical ed- ucation co-ordinator for public schools, in a report to the school board. Mr. Henderson said initially, there was some negative public reaction to the program but, afler it was completed, 43 of 47 parents who responded to ques- tionnaire said they would like to see it offered again. "The opposition seemed to be based on a potential tax bur- den rather than on shortcom- ings of the said Mr. Henderson. The students took riding classes regularly for one month at the LethbricJse Community College. During the first lesson, said the report, students had no idea how to control a horse. But, at the end of the month, they were capable to going on a trail ride bareback. POPULAR "Judging from the children's willingness to participate, suc- cess mth the specific objec- tives and the popularity of the program, it seems likely that Ihe activity is for this age Mr. Henderson said. However, he suggests that It is still too early to recommend the program be expanded to all elementary schools. It might be belter to experiment with one school for another year before a final decision is made. one-month by the school and the school dis- trict. The cost of the program was POWER OUTAGE West Lethbridge was hit with a power outage this morning. Reports attribute the outage to a power pole being destroyed by fire. STOMACH IN, CHEST OUT Col. f. King, chairman of the south zone army cadet league, inspects 1he ranks of 2296-20 Independent Battery Royal Canadian Army Coder Corps during retreat ceremonies held Friday in front of cily hall. The retreat is of the oldest military ceremonies on record, wllh some historians having traced it as far back as the Crusades. The Family Medical Centre Announces DR. N. E. WOLFF formerly of Bow Island HAS MOVED HIS PRACTICE TO THE FAMILY MEDICAL CENTRE 2931.20ln AVENUE SOUTH, IETHBRIDGE (JUST ACROSS FROM VVOOICO) 325 8fh ST. S., LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-3920 LETHBRIDGE INDEPENDENT ORDER of FORESTERS has o new Deputy. To become a new member, or lo have your present'policy updated, or any complaints, or small please phone 328-8776 Campaign completed The United Appeal campaign by the Lethbridgo Real Estate Board was completed Friday. Community chest assistant executive director Allan Purvis said Uie firms contributed 53, 380. esmctn I One of Western Canada's largest full line dealer- ships urgently requires dynamic individuals, sales ex- perience helpful but not essential. This application will interest the soles person who is not satisfied with his present position. We are a 400 to 500 new cor operation in excellent facilities and will train you on 1he [ob. average earning potential ond full Co. benefili. Apply Box 89 Lelhbridge Herald ;