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Volume I. No.2. Docomber isoue. I980. Short News When questioned why the Government would want to build a prison at Gore and Powell in the Downtown Eastaide,Claire Culhane, prison refol"ml!r said: "Because its a 28 million dollar project,with hundrede of contracts to builders. And if they build it,they'll have to fill it". Maybe, we could get a Prison, a Liquoratore,and a Cement Factory all on one block. A stroke of Social Planning,has come up with the idea of a Budget Car and Truck Rental store at Abbott and Pender streets. So, across from the I.otua Hotel rou will soon be able to rent a sleek, black, Cadillac on a Saturday night--and drive around skidroad. Sightseeing. * Having trouble finding an apartment? Try one or better yet reg .. iater at all the following: Y.W.C.A. 68J-25Jl Van. Ind. Centre 7 36-8944 uk for Wanda Red Door Rental Aid Society 873-1925 MASS RALLY AGAINST THE KKK A variety of people spoke at a by-invitation-only meeting to organize,or possibly organize,against the Ku Klux Klan. The following are some of these speakers words: The Chinese Benevolent Association speaker said, "The KKK i1-s taking advantage of our civil liberties •• t hey should not be allowed to express their opinions''•· .another Chinese speaker,Evel yn Lee of Mosaic-- 11We are talking about a veey "We must unite;because,governments do not fight against dangerous group of people to our society. We should no the Klan. The Klan happens in times of economic recession", longer just work ·individually(against them). 11 said Delicia Crump,a COPE candidate in the last election Black N.D.P.MLA,Emery Barnes spoke last and gave a and black spokesperson. honest,direct talk to the collection of speakers representing Someone who identified himself as l-k>hanmad said,"The KKK is various groups: against all workers and unions. The KKK says that half of the "I've been here twenty years and I 1ve never seen a human race--women--are intellectually inferior,and they are situation like this •• it caught me by surprise ••• we want a free also against gays". wa, without challenge. The Klan are challenging our society. A Jewish speaker stated that "the Nazis had a march last They've got us in somewhat of a checkmate situation. This is year in the U.S.and the KKK was marching along with them. an exercise into insight into ourselves and our society. We face a government(provincial)that is racist in outlook. "We 're going to go to the Attorney-General ,he has to be more There will be murder in the s treets,because that is what they indignant. The Human Rights Branch has to produce or resign. (the KKK)are heading for unless we stop them. 0 Next,Philip They're at a job at forty or fifty thousand a year. Were talkin Rankin,a successful COPE schoolboard candidate,mentioned about people,who ~ about people. that "we are the keepers of the school property,we can prevent "I've turned right around in three \\'eeks. You can't yell trespass on school property and prevent the KKK dispensing "Fire 11 in a assembly. Words do hurt . Words can be violent and literature • • after,a lively debate,that will be passed(by the vicious. And everlasting. schoolboard). Freedom of speech does not mean counselling •We've got a lot of work about protecting people ••• 11 muriler, assault ,or arson". 2 Do You Respect Humans .. ? Paul Wynn is the Chairman of Black Solidarity, on December IO,Human Rights Day,he spoke at Carnegie Center about the KKK. He describes himself, as the black person who moved into Kitsilano in June,and. didn't lower the property values. The following are his words: "I worked in a _penetentiary·. Paople werei getting three, f'ive,six years for taking a persons life. And getting ten, fifteen,twenty-five,double fifteen for theft against property •• bank robberies. This kind of attitude allows society degenerates like the Ku nux Klan to come in .. and perpetuate the myth that ilmdgrants are taking jobs. It's important to a capitalistic system to have a 1 unemployment bank;it makes salaries negotiable. And lets hate that guy because he has more than me •• this is a Government attitude. There1a a lot of people who want to believe that the 1 tax evaders I are the cause of trouble. It 1 s the racist system, the bigots system. They deal with race, because, it's easily definable· . The largest class of 'welfare recipients I are the middle class. A very mnall amount or money goes to someone on the 'dole'. Colleges, Universities,cost sharing programs between ~overnments, ---that's welfare. The Governments don't point out where the dollars go. They continue the fallacy ••• ii. For twenty seven years I have been beating my head a.gainst the wall over Human Rights. I find it really frustrating. The KKK is a very shre....d group of people •• they wear three piece suits now,they are very articulate,they try to use the de;oocratic process •• to promote a neo-faocist philosophy. They hope by I990 they will be able to run candidates at federal,provincial,and municipal levels. They've come out of the woodwork,since President Reagan got elected. They were in a Santa Claus parade in fUll regalia,hoods and all. wdre in a conservative swing. Alan William8,the Attorny-General says their literature doee not violate the hate propagation literature act. They don't say its hate literature because it isn't aimed at the Majority in the country. The KKK sends business cards through the U.S.-Canada mails. The Government in B.C. does not take a strong stand on incidents of racism. We have little, or no respect for human rights. There were JO,(X)() card carrying members of the Klan in B.C.in the past. The KKK has the same stance as the Nazi Party in the 20 1s. If you have biond hair,blue eyes,that made you better than anyone else. It 1s bunk. They march together, they stand by each other, they exchange materials. They are neo-nazi. It will take 30 years to get the klan out of B.C. by untangling the legal knots. iii. I go into some of the Northern commmities with a large Native population,and the Natives and East Indians are at each others throats. In Williams Lake there was a g,;.y with a lot of alcohol on his breath. He was asleep in the doorway ,it was very cold outside. And all these people were just walking by. John Lennon sings about Peace •• they always seem to shoot the decent people. It cost you something to get involved. If I abandoned my principles,you would give me more dollars. There's a large segment of groups who aren't prepared to do anything. I believe culture is evolutionary •• it changes. The KKK moved very strongly in the Depress-ion. Particularly in institutions~how are you treated. That's important. They(police, those in power )assume the visible minority is going to be violent. They assume a militant stand,is anned revolution. Paranoia •• We didn't need Human Rights Legislation. but ,people started being rotten and nasty to other people. You can help people butJyou don 1t have to be soft. You don't have to take bullshit. You I re a Big lollipop •• sucker •• and they laugh to where their going •• you got to put some criteria on it when you help people. • •• Do you respect humans •• ? This is an interview of a male, age 27, non-caucausian who attented the anti KKK,Ku Klux Klan rally that started from the cities courthouse,wound up East Hastings,around the Carnegie Center,and on up Ma.in: Q. WHY DID YOU GO TO THIS DEM'.JNSTRATION? A.Because I believe everybody's equal,one to the other. Q, WHAT WERE SOME OF THE SLOGANS AT THE RALLY? A. 11ill for one,and all for one". "Fascist or Racists Groups have no right to organize 11 • "Self Defense is the only way'*. "KKK and U.S.imperialism out of Canada". Q.HOW MANY POL;ICE DID YOU SEE? A. Roughly ten to fifteen. Q. HOW WERE THE POLICE BEHAVING? A. Very good--in a disciplined manner. Q. DO YOU KNOW WHO OIDANIZED THE RALLY? A. The Peoples Front,different organisations,Maoiets in B.C. ,and some U.B.C.students and working class people were there. Q. WHAT WAS THE PEOPLES RESPONSE AS YOU MARCHED UP HASTil'l'.,S? A. It wasn't violent,or upset. It was supportive,some of the people were even honking the horns and that. Q.WHY DIDN'T I SEE ANY BLACK PEOPLE GO BY CARNEGIE? A. There was about ten. Q.WHAT EI.SE HAPPENED? A.They had a burning of a Kl(J( dunmie. And C.T.V. and C.B.C. were there •• Q.WHAT WAS SAID LATER AT THE MEETING IN THE HALL UP MAIN? A. There would be more meetings,demonstrations,more marches. •• The People can talk out if they want to •• we made our point out in the open. Q. WHO DO YOU THINK PAYS ATTENTION TO DEM'.JNSTRATIONS? A.I think the people in the shcips and ..star.es do •. ....,.,., --.:ri·t "'f Q. DO YOU THINK THE ECONOMY HAS TO DO WITH THIS NEW KKK MOVEMENT? A.Yes ••• Q.WHY DID THE DEMONSTRATION SE];}! SO POLITICALLY OIDANIZED? A.One person made all the signs,eighty of them. There was '01.'Je other group that had their own signs, a Gay organiza-tion. They had a very strange sign--"Gays Can Kill the Clan". Nobody paid much attention to the sign in our group. A few people wore masks. Q, DO YOU THINK ANY POLITICAL GROUP SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO GIVE INFORMATION-PROPAIGANDA PAMPHLETS TO SCHOOL KIDS, LIKE THE KKK DID AT AIDYLE SCHOOL? A.NO. They are putting wrong thoughts in peoples minds •• They are trying to intimidate people;terrorize them. Q.WHAT KIND OF VIOLENCE,IF ANY,DO YOU THINK IS JUSTIFIED AGAINST KKK PEOPLE? A. The Government should legally throw them out of the city. O.WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE MAKE NEW RECRUITS FOR THE Kl(J( IN B.C. A.People that hate;and are confused. And desperate on top of that. Q.ARE THERE BETTER WAYS THAN DEM'.JNSTRATIONS TO MAKE THE SAME POINT AS YOUR GROUP? A.You can't talk to KKK people face to face;it 1s too big. Q.SO,THE DEMONSTRATION WAS A KIND OF SHOW OF NUMBERS? A. Yes it was. Q. IT SEEMS THE l(J(K IS PICKING ON EAST INDIAN PEOPLE IN CANADA? A.In the U.S.it 1 s black people;in Canada its east indians, natives,and chinese •• I think violence will increase three ti.mes if the KKK organizes in this city •• there was four or five undercover cops there too. And that was the end of the interview on attending a Demonstration. I noticed,at the end of the rally,and not part of it,a quiet black lady was handing out food to the people on East Hastings. Out of two white buckets she handed at random, buns with egg and onions. But she was doing her own,day after day,non-political •• and perhaps more impressive demonstration. by Don Lar".'··-q St. Jamoa people make IIWl.Y fine goods. Their on Powell Street between Gore and ~evy. ~ Monthly Meditation 11Take care,or soon our ears will strain in vain to hear the creators song11 • -Chier Dan George. 11 A coomuni ty is not an ideal f loating in the air for heroes to grasp, but a living reality, made up of dirtying and washing the dishes". -Jean Vanier. "We must sit together. We must adopt a kind attitude with each others sufferings as well as their needs. We can solve many problems with a basis in human friendship. 11 -Dalai Lama. Facts In the United States, deaths from prescrip-tion drugs now equal those from breast cancer. Portuguese children write their Xmas letters to the Infant Jesus. They believe it is He who comes down the chimney and leaves them their gifts. Romans socially kissed friends, family, and, the butcher, baker and candlestick maker. Tobacco leaves were once used for m:mey by some Native peoples. Jtry.:r.11,ffiO)ffijllc' :1t::.,vi::-;,,s=, = *f§t.:'.-:,t.::c.~5;,i, lirm:;;;:cv>5m:;;;:ull!! J;l;t,l,Y,-:,t.::. iY,~CO)m:,;;:'.11<1~ 1\'j,gU::, a:i)l-:, f.:: 0 t- D :,tl---rfit~;,::f-ftAC:~ 5't'OOl!i/-ll!!liilfi,Y, -:,-C -f:(/)'J J>(7JH;¥0)ffi~'J. Jfl~{Ut.::ll*bl,Y,-:,t.::bl ~ttt.:'.t:IO)Cct·,;;, O)~O)~ta:~.~~,~ 4-c'l~./:C Kfi-:,-C't,ii* :t>;lf.tlt'J::. :J t~tJ: "?fC. 0 TSAWA Native Jewellry on Sale At Carnegie Center,4ol main. Wednesday, Friday ,Saturday. Beaded chokers,ear rings, Necklaces, Bolo ties, Belt buckles etcetera. Beaded repair work done. - White Buffalo Man-Vancouver Temporary Employment Co-op Wishes you a happier holiday season by providing the help you need. Phone: 689-1449 6 a .m. -6 p.m. -St. James Store In Japantowns I Powell street on the same block as the New World Hotel,resides the St James Achievement Center. Here volunteers and paid staff work fixing and making a variety of things. They first started making quilts in I9?J,using the designs of a Native woman,Louise Jack. Today, they are still making the quilts using her original designs. They begin by buying the sheeps wool from the Fraser Valley, than do their own washing of the wool;they cut it;string it;and finally weave it. Out of this they get quilts, Salish rugs,woolen mi.ts and other accessories. Bead work,leather work,hooked rugs,wall hangings,hand made sweaters,hats are all made in this store. They buy all the materials; and the people get paid for making the articles. The money they get goes back to more materials and overhead for the building. The people that are working there have the use of the cafeteria; for a mid-day hot meal for which they pay 3 fifty cents. Coffee and tea and goodies are on the house during breaks. They also do furni tu.re and t. v. repair. Most of the t.v. 's are given a.way on vouchers. The t.v. 1s than are delivered by their own vans. Repairing .furniture, involves uphol.stering,and,Bmal.l contracts . The people working their can increase their income which .sometimes are small and can find perhaps,an involvement in the coDIIllni.ty. For some,it leads to full time employment. In January,four workers will be hired. They try to use their own volunteers for paid vacancies, as··.that ia their system. One \rl#Onders where the place will be for these small stores when the Big Japanese Tourist Government Scheme is introduced to this area •• ? ARTIST Donald Evano io • cab drivor, ..nti he also has a Mastera degree. He also is an artist . The following is a talk with him at his show at the Helen Pitt Gallery on Pender street: 11What 1s it like to be an artist in this society? It's hard. Every artist is different. But,for me the alternatives are worse. I'm an artist because I've been in it long enough, I couldn't be anything else. Something like that has no logic. It 1 s a ne"ed. You have to do it. If you •re not doing art you 're not livi ng What does everyone else do to express that same need? That is a big social question.. If we call ourself a Free Society we have freedom of choice. I drive a cab. I have a Masters degree,but I'm still an artist though it's hard. Hopefully there is some purpose. I hope thereS a social purpose to what I'm doing .• what I 1m doing is not accessible •• People get joy out of the work(paintings,photographs). That's a valid purpose in itself. I have a purpose in painting to reveal the world. To help people understand the world. You look at a painting,and you have a new experience. That's also an Education •• any work of ar t has a teaching function. These works here on the wall, they' re Free;it conmmicates that you too can be free. They' re people walking by the Gallery who walk straight ahead,some glance furtively into the windows,some,come in •• These people encounter things t hat alter their experience •• There's also a very simple purpose or idea of bringing Beauty into the world •• when we have so much ugliness around us. Paintings are an object to contemplate? Well,if I can express Life or livingness that's a valid coamunication, where there~ so much death all around • .But t here~ a lot of superficiality i n our age of art. There are a lot of lifeless images. Art has been de-humanized in our technological society. You fight it by bringing Lift= •• shouting out !'LIFE". Paintings,photographs can raise the meaning of life. Any kind of expression,helps a person cope with living." 4 the area, the Center joined forces with the Downto'wn Eastside Cock'"'OBCh Consc,·ousness Residents Aooociation earlier this year to sponsor the First I I Annual Cnuuny Cockroach Crawl--a COlllilWlity walkathon. Carnegies Advisory Board has vowed to hold the controver-Shopping in a new suburban supennarket recently, I was sial event next year,and political shifts at City Hall may surprised to find cockroaches parading through the vegetable re~uce bureaucratic hysteria. Although no one expects to bins. After reporting m,y discovery to the manager, I eliminate the offeo<ling in.sect,they do hope to improve learned that a continuous army of these troublesome critters the neighbourhood., iv. marches from as far south as Mexico to sneak into the homes Just as bedbug.s were vanquished by cockroaches this and apartments of unwitting Canadians. apparently indestructible pest may also meet a to~gher When frightened, these insects hide in produce, especially six-legged-foe. Some think the new pestilence will come lettuce. Loaded aboard refrigerated transport trailers, they from Pacific Rim countries,via container Bhips sailing are nearly i.nJoobilized during their journey north. But the the high seas. pests liven up again on the supermarket shelves, from whence Will the new victor be the leaser of two evils? the unwary shopper carries them home. by Prank Doman There are more than a thousand species of these unpleasant insects. North America's Bunbelt is the cockroache"s natural habitat. Many species live in California and Mexico; one NUTRITION grows al.roost as large as a huamingbird and emits a growl when alarmed. Cockroaches can outrun most other insects because of their strong leg.s. ii. by Karen Moxham Archeologists claim that the cockroach was part of the ecology long before the dinosaurs arrived; these tenacious Most of us have been told to eat right enough times thc:t creatures will undoubtedly outlast mankind. They eat food, we just aren 1 t listening anymore. It may seem like a lot of garbage, clothing, furniture, bookbindings, (and other trouble and expense and besides who has the time, right? insects, such as bedbugs). Wrong . Once again, somehow,the mother who urged you to To survive the temperate zone's more severe climates, eat vegetables was right. But vegetables are Just a small roaches mu!!lt seek shelter in our heated buildings, where they part of it all. And eating the right food need not be a lot were preceeded by the Ignoble Bedbug. of fuss or a lat of money. Before World War II, it was the bedbug that alanned metic- If you 1 ve been worried about your weight gain or about ulous housekeepers. In the age of ice boxes, root cellars, the amount of vitamins you are getting try following this dill pickle and sauerkraut, bedbugs were the arch-enemy of simple guide and you 1 l1 cover all the angles. Everyday, try common folk. Cockroaches were restricted to more affluent to eat: 2-3 servings milk or milk products circles,--becaul!le only the wealthy coul~ afford the steady 2 servings meat or alternate(eggs peanut butter supply of fresh fruit and vegetables shipped from southern fish ,beans, cheese.) California during the winter. The well-to-do probably gave 3-6 servings bread or cereals(includes rice,pasta) roaches their fir8t foothold here and helped to hide the 4-5 servings fruit & vegetables determined intruder by calling them 11locusts". It's not di fficult to do,here 1 s a sample menu ; iii, Breakfast: porridge & milk; fruit or fruit juice But bedbugs and cockroaches can 1t seem to live together Lunch: peanutbutter & banana sandwich ;milk :!~:r~~: ~8:~~~~;t~r:~:c~h:~:~tc::e~!t!~Victims Snack: apple or other fruit of the bedbugB bite consider roaches to be the lesser of Supper: lettuce & dressing ("Easy Salad" ):: .... - · ...... the two evils. :~}~;~ ric.e ; green vegetable ; Later in Vancouver I s history "vegetable row11 was set . up on the north side of Water Street between Cambie and Making salad can be quick & easy--just wash & tear up Abbott Streets--now Gastown. The whole block often turned l ~tt~ce leaves, a~d a touch_ of dressing. ( less if you are into a seething mass of shouting merchants. Car:r:ying baskets, dieting or budgetrng)Salad lS necessary for 11 roughage. 11 wheeling hand trucks and push carts,and driving Model-T- Choose bread,rice,and muffins of whole grains.rather Ford trucks,fruit and vegetable dealers jostled each other than those that have been bleached white and empty. A baker to be first to load up and get away. An unknowing wagoner or usually sells cheaper whole wheat bread than a grocery store. motorist could lose almost an hour attempting to get through It may no~ appear so, but you get more for your money with the mad jumble of criss-crossed,double-parked vehicles. ~ol~ grams and that sort of food seems to "stick to your A string of refrigerated box cars was usually pulled up ribs more · on the railroad siding behind the vegetable warehouses. Choose peanut butter and fruit juice wihout the sugar Gangs of \ltOrkers in white smocks scurried to unload the added. Anr fruit juice properly made needs no sugar. You crates of Southern California produce. end up paying for the suaar, and more than once, firstfrom The pressures of competition,lax inspection regulations, your ~ocket, and then through carrying around the extra and the 1'leed to deal quickly with perishable food led to calories_ tha~ gave _you no nutrients and burned up a lot of the rapid _distribution of cockroaches throughout the City-- your B Vitamins being processed. especially in the warehouse area. Find a cockroach in Mo~t vegetab les can be eaten ra\.'t . This is the quickest Vancouver today.and it probably had an ancestor who was and easie~t w,ay to eat them as well. processed on "vegetable row". · . 2% Milk nas as much goodness as whole milk but le:-s fat wh1t.:h you ~robc1bly don'.t need. And, it's cheaper ! Now most of the bedbugs have been wiped out and t he centre of "cockroach consciousness11 has shifted to the hotel!!! and rooming houses around the Carnegie Center. To bring attention to the need to improve livin.'{ conditions in Learning to eat right can be fun and interesting . If you have any q~estions, address them to NUTRITION, Caraeg~e Crese1,t,ma1l to 312 Main, or drop them off at the es . IY:S Yoo "'"''hY, VouR woR-JGi,.__,& My S 1Dli' oF -r'Hc s-rR£6T, A>->D J;'M !3icGER, TI-UHv You 1/ 1 = AP~ to ' Reno Nites Six times in the last year, I1ve visited Reno. •tSG,, 11• you ask,--"What has Reno got, to entice you to visit it? 11 Well, it's a certain atmosphere, a hail-fellow-well met attitude, on the part of the peopl?e, who will benefit from the touriatss Tisi ts, especially if you 1re well heeled. So, I bought a return ticket to Reno, dubbed as--,"The biggest little city in the world." Eighteen of us loaded into the mini-bus, which took us to the Vancouver airport. It must be about ten miles from the centre of the city, to where the big jets land, and take off. I remember telling a friend of mine as we stood and watched an airborne jet, ''Me ride in one of those things t N'b way. 11 IBilt alas for human weakness. I'm in the waiting-room •••• • • • expecting the arrival of the plane. There's a coIIJDOtion by the exit door, and we know the jet has landed. We file out in more or less, order, and climb up the ramp to enter the plane. Well, you have a seat number; find it, and sit-down-and~rela.x. !hilt into the back of the seat in front of you is a pouch-like pocket stuffed with reading material. You 're reading a short article when a voice speaks to us via the intercom. "Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat-belts, we are about to Take Off. 11 We comply, are ready to leave terra firma when the querul-ous roar of the engines tells of the enonnous power built into them. The big jet, rolling faster and faster is airborn, nose pointed at the clouds above it, penetrates them, and climbs to thirty-one thousand feet and levels off. How 1 s your asthma. Find it hard to breathe? You 're not used to ·] Books this height. Don't 1nCrry, you will be given a nose mask New Books for the New Year: which may supply you, from a container of oxygen. Canadian: 5 ii. "And no birds sang", by Farley Mowat. "Life before man 11 ·, We hear another voice a man's, telling us,-- 11 Ladies and by Margaret Atwood. "The wild frontier~· by Pierre Berton. Gentlemen, this is your Captain Speaking., .Our altitude is Indian: thirty-one thousand feet with very little turbulance in the "The Indian history of B.C. 11 atmosphere, a happy trip to you all thank you. 11 Now sit "Tlingit design and carving manual" back and relax. A stewardess comes around with drinks, and 11 '.Cndians of the Plains" they are'complimentary'as is the meal served later. When it B.C. comes I just peck at it ••• I'm not hungry ••• Trays cleared "Landmarks and legends of the North Island11 away we glance through the windows. No, I see no lights yet. "East Kootenay Chronicle 11 The jet roars on. I think to myself "'It's the only way to "Along the No. 20 Line" travel especially if the time factor is the main consid!er- 11Doukhobor daze"' ation. "' You can go by bus but you 111 be on the road almost Ron, Doug, Fred, Robert, Jerry, Pat and Dorothy wish you a two days--you can have it. I take a glance through the fine Christmas season, and prosperity, good friends and peace window on my right •• I see a light far below. Now, I see in 1981 clusters of them: The Outskirts of Reno? In the plane there is a subdued air of anticipation. The jet, downward in a ~Vl'NCGNER CO-(P PADIO lCQ.7 FM • slowed dive, seeks the runway of terra firma. The wheels V CGNER FOLK ~US[C FESTIVAL SOCJEJY ~ are down and with a gentle bump we land. It's been a good trip, which lasted one and a half hours. 1/.w, ~ li41L ~lrRP.: iii. The buses are waiting and we climb aboard. I will be stay-ing at the Pioneer hotel for the next few days. The bus pulls up outside it, the hotel hostess comes aboard. She greets us with a welcoming smile. lfis every body happy?" and she gets a ready answer. "I've got some goodies for ya," she tells us. She's holding a book of tickets in her hand. "You'll all get a book as you get off the bus. Now these books of tickets entitle you to two dollars worth of nidkels, two regular dollars, and four tokens for the slot machines. We also have champagne for all of you. So come in and leave: your dull cares outside and good luck to you all." (She reels off the same spiel to all Canadian Tourists.) Well, let it be so. She has to earn a living too. Others and myself enter the Casino, where we're surrounded with Slot Machines. Everywhere you turn, these mechanical monste~s with insatiable appetites are waiting to be fed a diet or· dollars. I'll walk around, and take it all in. Here is a row o~lack-jaek tables. Let's dip into this game which was probably invented by one of the devils. The dealer, who.se blt1od seems to be diluted with ice water, deals a card to each player and one to herself. She deals herself another card, which is face up. You do not know what she has in the 11 hole 11 ·• It may be an ace. We'll say her card, which can be a King, Queen, Jack or a ten-spot, is seen by all the players. Y-ou must try to get as near to twenty-one points. Some players may stay on ten,twelve,or fifteen poi11ts •• "RENO NITES" BY JOSEPH FREELANDER,IS SERIALIZED AND WILL CONTINUE IN NEXT MONTHS EDITION. 1 Trip for two to LA PAZ MEXICO: ?nights accomodation 2 Trip for two to SAN DIEGO: 7 nights accomodation 3 $300 .00 Gift Certificate from Black Swan Records 4 Pentax Auto 110 Camera and Flash Kit 5 Kneissl Touring 55 Cross Country Skis with Boots, Bindings, Poles and an Introductory Lesson TICKETS: 1 for $4, 00 or 3 for $10. 00 Co-op Radio - 337 Carrall St. 684-8494 Folk Music Festival - 3271 Main St. 879-2931 DRAW: January 10th at the Commodore Ballroom ~~~~~ III Carrall Street IN GAS TOWN. 669-0533 Want something different-something special to give at Xmas. Try our Community ~pecial. Have a 4X5 picture taken and get vour second copv free. Come in to BLOOD ALLEl' Portraits I-5 p. m. 6 Senior Rooms QUESTION:TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT THE CARNF,GIE CENTER. "I put t"WO posters up in the lobby of my hotel. .it produced zilch." QUESTION:ABOUT WHAT? "A.pout this place." QUESTION:WHAT OOES THAT SAY ABOUT Ha>'I WERE TRYING TO REACH PEOPLE? "Most of our efforts are in vain. Word of mouth is the best advertising in the world. I spread the word to two people. . • I can remember when I was ten years coming down here to see my favorite moose .. the big stuffed moose and the mountain goat. D.E.R.A. fought tooth and nail for this e.stablishment. Do you remember when they put this plywood around the place,and all the time Bruce Erickson,Ll.bby Davies,and Jean Swanson were fighting for this place." WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE AT CARNEGIE CENTER FOR SENIORS? ~-= IAl.4G Li SJ.-~ 11.C • QUESTION: AND THE MAIN AND HASTINGS LIQUOR STORE? "Men won't go in and spend six bits for a sandwich as long as they can go Wy a bottle of wine. I buy a bottle of bino everyday; and,! consume my bino •• but never in this establishment, because I won't desecrate it. 11 QUESTION: AND THE PETITION TO CLOSE THE LIQUOR STORE? 11! got two pages of names. I had the audacity to leave it in the Cop-Shop •• to get the clerical people to sign it. They got the four thousand names anyway. It 1ll be a big wedge in the ointment,I'll tell y,ou'i5A.ng .J.J~.all -. for it,even though I got to walk a block out of the way for my daily dosage 11 • by Norman Wiles Lotomania "Whist drive. And its open to the public, and, theres no Tom Shandel spent t""'° years putting together a ~ntrance fee--and that '11 please these tight old film that hits some of the dangers in buying those bastards. I know so many people who don't smoke or drink, lottery tickets. He called his film "LCYI'OMANIA11 • and who eat sparingly and,what are they saving their nx.mel The following is a talk given by Tom Shandel: for wtless they've found a new loophole. Footnote. If this building lived up to its promise it would be the "I was happy to bring this film here. I felt a responsibility finest thing to happen to the Eastend since I've lived to do it. here." QUESTION:WHAT 00 YOU THINK AIDUT THE NEW The poorer people tend to be a big part of the film. Poor COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER? "It should be able to catch a people are to lotteries the main market. Lotteries are designed readers interest for ten or fifteen minutes. It should to attract the poorest people. talk about general subjects;that covers a JWltitude of How? By television. By having the dra~ on the screen,.t .v. sins,! know." theatricizes the Dream. It makes "the Dream" seem real. The GIVE US SOME STREET NEWS? "The usual •• Muggings.. Dream of everybody is to be non-pooruto be instantly relieved That goes on indefinately. I have been IIDJ.gged seven and of the pressures. a half times. The last one,I didn't get a beating,and -T-.V-.-d-.-1-,v-e_r_s_t_h_e_v-,-,0-t-im~t-o_t_h_e~hu_c_k_s~te-r-. they got no stinking mone7. The first seven times they ..1. • got five hundred dollars,all told. 11 QUESTION: ARE YOU FOR OR AGAINST MUGGINGS? "I'm vehemently against them •• up my left ann it was black and blue.- It makes it hard to lift beer! I 1m right handed anyway,it didn't matter too JWch. I can stagger into any bar dO\on"l here and get immediate service. Bruce Erickson said the beer parlors are not living up to their obligations. They '11 load up anything the table will bear --they serve people already under the influence •• That was a tragedy in the Palace Hotel wasn't it? There's more talent wasted on this goddamn skidroad than in the rest of Vancouver. When they hit the booze,they're dead! 11 .QUESTION:WHAT AEOUT POLITICS? "I prefer Carter. Reagan is AN-UNPROVED-ENTITY. And I think he's too much of a hawk. 11 QUESTION: AND YOUR IDEAS ON PARKS IN THIS AREA? "We got lot.s of hedges. That will take care of the greenery won't it?" In this case,the Government;because the people who watch t.v. the most--shut-ins ,handicapped, pensioners, unemployed(are finally ripped off b;r the Government). The odds are better to be striked by lightning twice, than win. There hasn't been enough big winners of lotteries to fill a beer parlor. The lotteries are for Governments and politicians. ;w. It I s a lousy gamble. I did some of the film three blocks from Main and Hastings at the Lottery Center. People are desperate enough. I'm trying to get them angry •• I'm not sure I want to even do that. The film "Lotomania" is designed for the middle class,to lay off the poor. 'If you don't buy a -ticket,you don't win 1 --that's the catch. The tickets look like money. They make it look like run--it's stroking and seducing your need for fantasy. Governments keep the people hopeful but passive •• not,active. You could count on one hand the number of people making alarms(about lotteries)in Canada. It took the film board one year to agree to do the film. II 7 What's Happening at Carnegie Centre? KITCHEN NATIVE COOKING CLASS Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Learn about traditional Native Indian foods and methods of preparation. Cost Sl .00. {Must be over 16 year of age). SOUP MAKING Saturday 10 a.ro.-1 p.m. BAKING FOR THE CENTRE Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers are invited to participate WON-TON SOUP Decentier 19, 2-4 p.111. Jeannie Chow shows how to make this simple, economic and nutritious soup. HOT PLATE COOKING Wednesday, 3-6 p.m. Students learn . new, economical and nutritious things to make on a hot plate . Sl.00/class. BAKING CLASS Saturday, 11-2 p.m. Take home what you bake . Cost Sl. BORSCHT OR BEANS WITH JHf1Y Thursday, 11-2 p.m. Secrets of great cooking'. NATURAL FOODS COOKING Tuesday, 3-6 p.m. Rita teaches vegetarian and natural foods cooking. SUNDAY DINNER PREPARATION Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Learn to make exciting new dishes. People involed pay Ii; price for dinner. Regular price for dinner is $1.50. ~\~\ .. )s·~ii, ~\ ( ~~a SUNDAY BREAKFAST FOR SENIORS Sunday \) ~ ~ t:5 Cost Sl.00. Barbara pres~~;;o p.m. ~ ..I. ..cide-11cioUSl..fnenus fl-om -blueberry-pancakes to cheese Cllll:?lets. Buy tickets in advance at fnfonnation desk. ~ FILM SERI ES CROSSROADS OF CHANGE Monday• 5-6 p.m. Free. Films with focus on vari ous aspects of and neams of social change . QUEBEC FILMS l es mardis 7h ....,,~ I des films sur su,1ets varies dans la langue francaise NATIVE FILMS Thursdays, noon 71:' Fflms and videos on topics ranging Of ;i!~- from Native rights to Native Art. iJ.i~~ 71",}\'i,:/; "'im<I\ iD;~ c:'llifi . :;.c~ V\ "' ('1 FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES Friday, 7 p.m. Free to merrbers - ST to non-merrbers. Upcoming films include •coal Miners Daughter" with Sissy Spacek, and on Saturday, Decerrber 27 three rock films - ''Tornny", "Zackariah" and "The Rolling Stones". ORGANHING FOR CHANGE Monday or Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Thought-provoking discussions on such issues as Welfare Rights, Rape Laws and Prisons. Coming up in January "Juvenile Delinquents and the Law". THURSDAY BACKGROUNDER in the Lounge Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. An infomative series of presentations by authorities on films, history, cooking, media. January 8 - Barry Ewacha, Judy Lee on Tarot January 15- James Barber on gourmet hot plate cooking '(_QUNG PEOPLE SINGLE MOTHERS BALL Thursdays, 6-10 p.fl'I, Classroom 12. A chance for mothers to bring their babies together to talk, for films and fun. Drop in and see Sherri for more details. GAMES NIGHT Sunday, 7-9:45 p.m. -ping-pong, shuffleboard, air hockey, darts, crokinole and more. SPORTS YOGA Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Instructor Martti Ahonen KARATE Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor Keisuke Mori. Fee $10. 00/l'IOnth. KAREN'S EXERCISE CLASS Tuesday, Thursday 12-1 or 1-2 p.m. An active keep-fit class designed for working people in their lunch break. Cost $33.00 for 23 lessons. January 13 - March 31. VOLLEYBALL BA[)<IINTON BASEKETBALL Wednesday & Sunday 6:30-9:45 p.m. Friday, 5-8 p.m. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 1: 30-5 p.m. WEIGHTLIFTING Thursday, 4-6 p.m. Learn the fundamentals about the correct way to 1 Ht. Thursday, January 22, B.C. Weightlifting Association offers an introductory course on weight training. Free film and demonstration. Workshop - $5.00. WOMEN ONLY EXERCISE TIME Monday, 1-3 p.m. Women are invited to learn more about the unive·rsal gym and fitness. PING- PONG PRACTICE Mondays, 6-8 p.m. In the Theatre. Develop new skills which can be used t n tournaments. BOXING Tue:.days, Thursdays, Sundays exercise room 7:30-9:30 p.l"I. Instructor l.Jaorell Smith - S5.00 mentiership -good until August 31. SENIORS WHIST Monday, 2-4 p.m. 25¢ entry fee becomes cash prf·ze MUSIC IN ACTION Tuesday, 2-3 p.m. Jeremie and Steven bring instri..rnents and invite everyone to play along. BRIDGE Wednesday & Saturday Education Office 1-4 p.m. Meet other players and join fn infonnal tournament VAN TRIP Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Gill fs your host on exciting trips to spots of interest in Vancouver. SENIORS GYM Friday, 1-1:30 p,m, Learn easy ways to keep in shape. SENIORS MEETINGS most Sundays,- 2 p.m. (Check notice in Seniors lounge) . Discussion and planning for specia l events such as Forty Plus Dances. SOCIAL EVEt!TS CABARET NIGHT Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. Oscar hosts the show with feature artists and invites anyone to play or sing during open mike time. food and Coffee available. In the Theatre. BINGO Wednesday, 7-10 p.m. Early Bird - ST .OD. l card for 15 games - Sl .00. Throwaways - 50¢. Extracards50¢. Inthet_heatre. SING-A-LONGS Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Under the Stairs. Old favourites, country & westem. Join Ji111ny and sing along. SINGING & PERFORMING Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Classroom 12. Stage presence and vocal techniques. Instructor Bob Jones, CARNEGIE WORKSHOP Classroom I, on the third floor has facilities for several art and craft activities. Instruction ts offered 1n· several media. When classes are not scheduled, Carnegie mel!Ders may sign out equipment to work on their projects independently. In all cases users pay for consi.mable materials. LEATHERWORK Tuesdays, 6: 30-9: 30 p.m. Learn to make simple useful projects. Stamping, stitching and dying is taught. SILKSCREEN Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. This course teaches t-shirt and paper printing. Paper and film cut as well as photo stencil techniques. NATIVE INDIAN DRAWING AND CARVING Monday & Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Traditional designs and techniques are taught. $10 fee covers cost of materials for beg_fnners . CERAMICS Saturday, 11-1 & l :30-3:30 Monday, 6:30-8:30 Hand building techniques are taught Cost - price of materials you use or for one month. NATIVE INDIAN DANCE OUTFITS - TBA Learn to sew by making yourself a plainstyle traditional dance outfit This course will begin in January if interest is shown. Cost Sl for session and cost of material is approximately S12. Register at the information desk. PRINTMAKING Thursday p.m. Potato cuts, wood cuts, lino cuts, calligraphy. Make cards, prints, posters. S3 covers cost of materials forBsessions. QUILTING Sundays 1-5 p.m. Came9ies first quilt is on display in the theatre. STAINED GLASS, DRAWING, WOODWORK, CANDLEMAKING - Workshops will be scheduled in January. tt-/S'. I ~ .. ~ SPECIAL EVENTS "'•~ CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY 8-10 p.m. ~\ \ -~~ Evan Ke~ and the Trailriders perform. Eggnog and Christmas baking served. CHRISTMAS DAY A quiet Christmas Day with carol \ \ throughout the day. singing and piano perfonnances ~ BOXING DAY MOVIE MARATHON 10 a.m.-5 p.m. '~-- -o BOXING OAY DINNER served at 6 p.m. Tickets $2. Dinner followed by • J\ : entertafMJent. DECEMBER 29 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Specia! showing of film "\lizards" -an animated movie of peace and magic. NEW YEAR'S EVE - Wednesday, December 31 B:00 p.m. - Mr. Pot, Musical Genius 8:45 p.m. - Woody the Wizard 9:30 p.m. - Amateur Variety Show -enter at information desk -prizes ~ 11 p.m.- 1 a.m. - Dance with the Carnegie Three NEW YEAR'S DAY Thursday, January l Baked Ham Dinner - $2. 4 p.m. in the theatre. TYPING T .8.A. If you are interested, sign up at the infonnation desk. .. 8 The Sting of The Street "I guess you give a damn with what I s around you or you don I t. In the 1960 1 s Canada was making 600 million dollars a year in shipping parts and armaments to the U.S.in Vietnam. I came back from The sting of the street is going somewhere else. Al.moat imperceptibly one can sense it. The Eaatside is cleaning , , Vietnam and found my own people in cages •• up its own act, cleaning its , own twisted, tainted, cock-roach ridden body. The mood of the 8treet is moving frcn, sting to swing; the swing of Nonnalcy? Perhaps. Sure, the drunks are still there out in public view, panhandling, with torn out eyebroW3, broken noses and eyes cast ever downward; more a pest than a criminal. There are the same type of people in the Vancouver Hotel or The Bay.shore. Except there, the clientel are less scared, somewhat cleaner, and dressed a little better. Consequently, they try to hide behind that see-through veil of respectability. Amazes me how far down their noses they can look at their fellow humans with-a-lily -white- d~sdain The "skids" ,whereupon meeting a. friend with a mouse under his eye or a forehead rubbed raw by concrete, the usual question is: 11Did you get punched out or take a header?" That's one perspective of Skidroad. There are however, quite different scenes that seem to go almost unnoticed. Older clapboard houses whereupon the porches and upper balconies are draped and decorated by plants, live ones, that depend upon the care and love of the people who tend them---Skid-roaders. Kids, cran:ming themselves and friends into a small con:munity park where there isn't enough room to really play and/or not enough equipment to play with. ,.What about the quiet mornings in the Eastend interrupted only by the city's natural alarm clock; the aeagull. Did you ever notice how most Skidroads are located close to police stations? They are, generally speaking, also centered around such place., a3 lunch or soup lines, free medical clinics, delousing units and detox centres. The cheap bars are plentiful, and so are the Government booze outlets, not so cheap. They usually have low rents for low-income people, usually an out-moded rundown hotel where one gets a bed, sometimes a sink, a cracked mirror, and a staine peeling ceiling; something always overflows in a flop-joint. Most people chalk it off to like attracting like. I don't. The so called jetsam and flotsam of society ARE NOT jetsom and flotsam. For the most part they are workers from alJ. walks of life. Bushmen, miners, construction workers, ex-lawyers, ex-doctor.s, husbands, wives even ex-cops each per-forming his or her special role in this exiatence,we call life. A life that was here when we arrived and undoubtedly will be here when we are gone. In some sections of the city you won't find the broken bottle streets or the ill-concealed anger and frustration, or that special kind of love the poor have for the poor. You may never find these things in the middle or upper class-pretentious care, that care is too f&r removed from the And a cage is a cage. And in 1975 I was asked to organize a womans coarse in Oakalla. I found as soon as you say "ex-con"--that 1 s it--finished . But nobody has a right to judge anybody else. I fight groupism. You treat people one by one. I fight groupism more than racism or sexism. You must sit down and listen to their(the prisoners)story of whats happened . to them, from day one. Well• 95% of the people in prisons are poor, that I s whats wrong. You don't need psychiatry to tell you that. There spending $20 million in Ontario for a new psy-chriatic hospital. Psychiatry means "mind control". But you can't get five cents for vitamins. We are living in a society that would remove a cornea and make a person blind and than put it back if they behaved. That . was suggested by a professor of Sociology in California. Its been suggested to implant electrodes in your head so you can be controlled from the office. Prisoners Rights Those walls are there to keep us out, as much as to keep them in. Canada now has 400 people doing 25 years before pa.role. One in every thousand Canadians are doing time--23 ,CX>O Canadians. We incarcerate twice as many as Egypt. They're going to have to build four or five prisons in the next few ,-ears,but that's no problem,they have money for prisons. This year,we have no money for Youth Workers in Burnaby;where there's presently a high youth crime rate. You can't refonn something that is rotten. Youv'e got - a two and a half billion dollar industry there--teachers, social workers,guards etcetera. Well,40 to 9("Jfg don 1 t nesd to be in jail--they are not dangerous or violent. How many are sitting their innocent because their lawyers made a deal? Suggestion Box: actual dirt; sort of like sweeping care under a dollar donat- Be h . d lai t bo t . ion rug. However we in the Kastend try to clean under the cause we ave receive so many comp n, s a u music be t w · t I t f th t t and singing in the lobby interrupting people s concentration, rugs as s we can. e are, i s rue or. e '"?8 par ' we will ask nru.sicians to play in the side door lobby, the ::;:ihe~!c~~ ~~!_!~;:~~~ ~!ni:!;1~~tit;~c:~~f;:t:oor theatre, or upstairs for a few months. Since tht1 library polit · al :.mbfti on h al be it d d th r will be expanding into the ches3 room soon, chess will then child~~n ;f those un~~~s h::!s alw:.s~e~ ie~ on ~h~~ringesmove upstairs, where it will be more quiet. to more or less fend for themselves. Still this is one of Q. Why isn't there an A.A. meeting at Carm,gie? the moat free countries in the world , (at least on paper) for A. Several members of the Centre have organized a meeting whites, native people and all ethnic groups. Vancouverites, and rented a room upstairs Wednesday evenings-, 6:00 to we live in one of the most scenic and potentially progressive 7:00, to start with. Why- can't we start a program for the physically handi• capped? cities in North America, isn 1t it about time that we as in-dividuals begin to implement some of these "paper promises" Q. and turn them into tangible and observable action? Join us,cq:ntribute your ideas. The time for intercity dialogue A. Since 1982 is "the Year of the Handicapped", .there might be extra :funds for a well planned program. Want to help? is here Get involved. Change will only occur when open, hone~~ei!a~rre ar~~sbe class distinction simply because of economic differences •• there need,not however,have to be cla:,s separation. We are all here to learn, then to teach, then to relearn or unlearn however the case may be. Choose your position. Tht!'"lpciint most often raised,if obliquely,by our elected city representives,runs something along these lines: Let-the slum dwellers and winos stay there. Don't disturb them in the eastend and they consequently ,won't infiltrate and /or contaminate the rest of the city. Blatant,biased, Bigotry-! The fact is that most of the people living in the eastend are not from here;many come from various parts of the city and indeed,the entire country,where t'bey- too were taught to say 'Please and Thank you! 1 •• What happened •• Come down and see some new faces. Come to Carnegie Center. The facilities are here. Help change the street sting to the street swing of nonnalcy. by Jim Shelley Cooment: We need more women around. Response: Each one bring one. Several helprul suggestions for improving the recreation pro-grams and the library have been forwarded to appropriate staff •(questions by patr ons , answers , Carnegie director) (blockie the corrputer. J '[PL~STil h~lly, , f AKE: 5A1JTP.S , MlJZ.AK jiN({Lc_5 T~fl-- ,,,,~lfl 40-6<:!I:, are native persons,in jail. You really have only a small amount of people who are 1 around the bend 1 • Well, some have hypoglycemia. You can deal with one to one. There's big talk about it taking $4,CXX) to keep a guy in jail. That 1s from the big ~o larie.s It's a billion dollar bueiness; and 8,5j of the peop:J,e go back in. The prisoners will win when we all win. The ""°rst thing that is happening is that the guys inside don 1t trust each other. Millhaven has had three stabbings in three weeks •• Change takes place txrom the bottom. There is also power at the bottom. All you need is to get it together. Canada,is the sixth in the world in selling arms,and nuclear reactors. The only way to keep your individual sanity is to find a corner to fight back from. You don •t need ·a lot of money,it doesn't coat anything to talk. I'm out front because I talk a lot,yet I'm not the only one. You find some way,whether its Native Brotherhood,stu?ents •• In a hostage taking, the guards came in and shot the other guards. In Dorchester prison •• in New Brunswick. So, it's power. And it's control. And it's business. Why don't they burn the south wing of Oakalla down? They could put those 7.5 women in five half-way houses. Every survey says the longer a person is in_ prison the more likely he '11 come back to prison. A newspaper headline said that sixty percent of Canadians favored the return of hanging •• I couldn't find them in my book tour across Canada last year. Their cutting back on .visiting now. But thereS one thing an ordinary person can do--you can write to,or try to visit someone in prison. This one guy sat six years,never had a visit or a letter. He was from Newfoundland. He was just like an aru.ma.l. Someone went to visit him--he shaved. Got clean. Now,he is taking university courses. You ask me about work? They do work. For 40 cents per day •• What were talking about is being civilized •• why do we have the KKK walking around? So we can spend time fighting each other instead of the buggers at the top. Tl'.t&-.... Sol.'iCit~Geniral in Ottawa,Kaplan,saye every priisoner is guilty. Every one. So keep going. Keep _ ma.king that circle bigger and bigger. CHARACTER SKETCH: CHARLIE BARTLETT 9 Charlie Bartlett was born in Vancouver,in a corner house at Clarke and Bonnet(now the corner of Clarke and Union), His father was a British imnigrant who met Char lies I mother in Woodstock,New Brunswick. She was a second generation Cana-dian whose father had helped build the fir8t fort in Woodstock. They \rri'ere soon married and moved west to Vancouver,where Charles Jr. was born in I90J. The family later moved to San Francisco just after the devastating earthquake in that area. They .soon returned to Vancouver. Charlie attended the one room school,the Hastings boarding school,and his father huistled up a good living as a horse veternarian. His father later teamed up with a pound owner,where they would take sick horses and cows--heal them and sell them a.gain. This operation 111r10rked quite ""911. until his father started to drink,whereupon his parents soon broke up and his father died in Logans alley in 1919. At th8 age of 12 Charlies working career began. He picked tomatoes for his sister Kitty in California. Then,he became employed u a pre8ser in a laundry shop. He lost this job at the start or World War I because all single men at the ti.me were laid off. He treked back to his native city, Van-couver ,where he was promptly hired by the Wallace ship yards. Charlie claims that the Wallace yards were the firist to build a ship for the war in Vancouver. The 8hip was a freighter called the "War Dog". The second ship built was the 'War Power" which he proudly states had the first rivet . driven into the rudder by himself. Here at the Wallace yards he got his first raise. There were four workers; they 'WOrked 8 hours a day for fifteen cents an hour, so they got together and elected a foreman--to speak to old man Wallace about a nickel raise, Mr.Wallace,who wai, fairly drunk at the time,cursed and s\11/0re and raved like a ma.drna,n than said, "they ain't got a union and they want to go on strike for a nickel raise •• well they a.re workers,so hell I'll give them two bits an hour". He worked there until the war ended. He joined a Canadian company carrying sandwich ads until the depress-ion in 1929. Into the Depression he worked for a man named,Harry Ostrich,better known as 'Harry the Hatter'. He sold hats for him and became affectionately known as the 11 Hatter". He recalls a time when a bank manager \rr«JUldn 't cash a cheque for the true Harry the Hatter,because he knew Charlie to be the true hatter. After an hour of haggling and I.D.showing, the manager finally cashed the cheque. f.uring this time Charlie ran a sideline with the Nelsons Laundry. He ""°uld go to people to who he had sold hats,and get them to have him clean their hats,than return the hats to their owners. So ,with these l\rr«J jobs he made a fair living,of two to four dollars per day ,until World War II. In I944,during World War II,Charlie tried to enlist;but did not pass the physical examination because he had suffered a hernia several years previous. So,he went to the Burra.rd ship yards. He was the first one hired to build military ships. He worked there for many years until the O.B.union strike; his brother-in-law and himself, then decided to move to Pender Harbour. They lived on what fish and clams they could catch. Occasionally they worked the lumber camps doing everything from sweeping to hand sawing. After the strike,Cha.rlie returned south to the .:,h:i,pyards and worked until he was forced to retire. iii. He now works part time,and says where he works is not important, He goes to the Carnegie Center at Main and Hastings in Vancouver and spends a fair bit of his time talking with his friends,drinking coffee and talking. Any day he can get there he goes, and if you have any questions about how this City was,I 1m sure he could and \rr«Juld answ1fr them. Charlie,good luck to you in the future;and,may the rest of your days treat you kindly. by ,Richard Skouin, taped by Carol Itter. I980. 10 A Place to Be Vancouver is a place I've never been Tho I 1ve lived there with searching eyes and always looked at where I'm going. For what I'm doing; I exist and where I'm doing; I believe that Vancouver is no place,! 've been But someday I will say;I'm leaving, and know form memoriee that Vancouver,not for me for someone else is the place to be. Don G. McAllister. GREETINGS The Celebration of Man Away from- the concrete, the spires of steel, the noise of industry, and the bustle of i,ociety ,mankind gathers unto music and dance, unto song and laughter, where all life celebrates itself: And in the diversity of our existence,is seen the beauty or one sharing. For tho' languagee estrange, and customs separate, there is the universal oneness w1e share in the expression of love,that we feel for living. And for this sharing of Man we behold the essence of our individuality,and the true identity of all who know them.selve:,,from each other. D,Wall, ALONE I am cold Treee do not give me pleasure Nor the gardens Waiting for change of seasons I am a creature Without skin in a fierce rain My eyes see nothing And my hands move to no purpose Therefore I aek those who are alone Who 'WS&r their lives like a loose gannent What shall I do with my days and nights? What shall I do in the small hours when the world becomes a mirror cannot lbok upon? (by Gerald Goranson 'JJ/07 /80) Soft Winds Blow in Sturmer Ti.me to know someone is to love someone p 0 e t r y and to know someone ..loves you my love is for everyone and I know Poem 2 I.onga Farice I :··came as I was you can too just try a space where love is forever on and on and on Jerry Jones. made to come, I live life as life allows me to live, But with all IIl3" ups and downs I still shall be what I wish to be. Robert Reid,resident of Victory House. 391 Powell st,Vancouver. The Wrong Side Of The Track We heard the eerie high-ball Of the freight-train in the night As we prepared to board her She hove into our sight Around the bend a-hissing Like a banshee with a wail There came a double header With a pusher on her tail As her beam swung on the straight of wa:y And the smoke poured from her stacks We spied a lone young hobo On the wrong side of the track.s In answer to the rumble Of the symphony on steel We limbered up and danced to The hobo I s boarding reel Beside the speeding freight train We raced before we sprung To make a flying grab for A jerking ladders rung Only three of five score made it While a dozen took a fall One was caught beneath the wheels No more to hear the call We had no doubt . what happened When there was no turning back The hobo tried to make it Fram the wrong side of the tracks The moral here is never Hop a freight train pounding track When the ladders on the box cars On your side are to the back For if you lose your hand-hold You '11 be flung between the cars Never more to hear the stories Of the hoboes 'neath the stars William Demchuk. MAIN ST. STORE IOI2 Main St. Store Big Sale on T.V. 1 s, stereos, beds. ( IOI2 Main st, Basement) Phone: 736-1553. Sail With Us Yrom Vancouver Sail with us from Vancouver, Sail with us to the Sou~h Sea isles, Take a trip on the ocean To a place where the sun always smiles. We will cross the F.quator On our way to a suitable clime; We should leave on the morrow, As there's not a more opportune time. By the sun and the water You will live without worry or care, By the beach and the forest You 111 be glad that \lie carried you there. If you want to be waking Ev'ry morn to a beautiful day, Sail with us from Vancouver 'Til you 're thousands of miles away. Percy Maddux. Canada Awake Wake oh youth to your potential glory Arise .rou Seniors and tell your stories Let not governments put you down Arise,arise 8J1d grasp your rightful crown. This country's yours by right of choice So make it known to all by your voice. Tis a land of vibrant passionate beauty So now it is your bounden duty, To show to those in power Poetry If God Went on Strike Its just a good thing God above Has never gone on strike Because he wasn't treated fair, Or things he didn I t like If He had ever once 11at down And said "thats it" --"Im through I've had enough of those on earth, So this is what I '11 do." I'll give my orders to the sun-Cut off your heat supply. 11 You 111 never allow them to deflower, The land thats yours to roam This land that you call home. Eagle Thoughts Through A Sunny Day Mountain Top And to the moon-t&lt:Ye no more light, And run those ocean 1 s dry. Come raise your voices high Your heritage ,do not deny, Eagles Climbing gliding Then, just to really make it tough And put the pressure on--Must be kept safe and filed As a gift to your future child Higher To The Clear Blue Breeze Soaring Higher Turn off the air and oxygen Till every breath is gone. For its his or hers by right of birth and 1must be inviolate on this earth. Ascending Further Swooping Down Into Inner FREEOOMS FLIGHT Do you know He I d be justified If fairness was the game We are Canadians born to be free This we mui,t evennore to be Stephen Nemtin. rrl f1aliano island. For no one has been toore abused Or treated with disdain The torch of freedom we must to raise A poignant flame a mighty blaze Given in love for this wonderous sod Nutured by all in sight of God. Geoff Wayman, Within the twilight Zone Lies a lion Hungry and ferocious, Twilight tomorrow, In my dreams Are the Schemes of Mankind. ., ... r-•· No pennies to tinkle, No bright stars to twinkle. a>t I still Have,until have I my time of freedom. Freedom of warriors Twilight, sunset Our hearts met And distinctly and instinctively We grew Than God. And yet he carries on, Supplying you and me With all the favors I of his grace And everything for free. Men say they want a better deal And so on strike they go, But what a deal we've given God To whom everything we owe; We don't care whom we hurt or harm, To gain--the things we like. But what a mess we 1d all be in, If God should go on strike Joe Bouchard. The Rippies Sweep it under the carpet For all you can get • You 111 be known as a bandit--Don't think we '11 forget, Someones trust is your profit; Your faith is forfeit, Won 1t your conscience be in debt By the traps you've set? Fast-talking is your racket , But you' 11 get yours yet . All your words will never let Your mind rest and cease to fret. Eric Gumbel. downtown east. Like hollihocks or ivy, on the vine. Marion Malakich. e.end. Bill Reid "The Raven" First Line There was a time when meadow grove and stream By the rude bridge that arched the flood How sweet I roamed from field to field. Now as I was young and easy under the apple , bough ~ At the mid-night in the middle of the sleep- 1 time Before the phantom of false morning died Out of Me unworthy and unknown Shapes of all sorts and sizes great and 5mall Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness The earth keeps some vibration going Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow. Give all to love give beauty all Her right Gather Ye rose-buds while Ye may Hence vain deluding joy Henced loathed melancholly Oh sweet spontaneous Helen * Thy beauty is to Me ··~ Oh now and forever ·· h The pedigree of Honey. j tk N.Wilton •. Every line is the first line of a 1 ·:-.-different verse written by an English or ~ .. (!:1 American poet. ~ By The Sea Ads in the Carnegie Crescent are $10, $20, and $40. Phone 665-2220. The wind whistling through the crystal sand Surging waves crash into shore Seagulls flying freely above the water Enormous rock and towering cliffs Guard against effervescing spray of the mist Hollowing caves and inlets dominate the coast The sense of freedom is invnense Wandering alortg the beach Feet floating on a foamy cushion of water The sun glitters off the cascade sea The sand radiates a warm blanket of heat Shadows of the birds are seen gliding across the' •$1frf'ace Fish swim silently in the waters depth Creatures of all kind swarm together This is where life began The sea world is a gigantic place Its I clear blue and nrurky green brine Stretch endlessly across the earth It covers the seashore as if it were a hand What a sight and marvel that only It can create when you are By the sea. 12 Chile (CANADIANS FOR DEMOCRA -CY IN CHILE) : ? . ID . BOX 65664 station F vancouver: When your buying produce,don't buy any-thing from Chile. The Chilean people wit h whom we keep in touch , say they would rather have anvthing tha t comes from them boycotted . I n J anuary t o March that's .• grapes ,oni ons, necta r i nes,chilean wine. Canadians have a special interest in Chile as apart from other countries in IO% of Chile,one million of ten million left Chile,and are s cattered around the world • • s ome B, ooo in Cana da . Most are still trying to assist the people still in Chile to resist the milita r y takeover. There is 40% un-employment now,socia l servi ces have been greatly curtailed;so t heres real problems with starva tion. We could be j ust as vulner a ble . Latin Amer ica,most of •• because their form of whom also have rotten government was much l ike conditions and dictator ours . Someday t hey - ships , but the di ffer- mi ght be able t o give ence wi t h Chile i s t hat us help . The mor e it had a democracy f r om count r i es where t hings I 828- I973 •• much like are going well ,the the Canadian democratic better chance there i s gover nment . overnight i t for t hings t o go well was t a ken f r om them by in our count r y . for ce and terr or . Nor anda,Falconridge , I t was well known ( l a r ge Canadian compan-tha t the C. I .A.actively ies) i nves t i n Chile helped to overthrow t he because labor condit ions democratic government are bad t here;and,they becaus e t hey fea r ed the can make more pr ofits·. influence of Chil e on the If they did not have rest of Latin America. Chile to invest in,that South America i s a ver y would keep their monies luc r ative source of in Canada,to the benef it investment for the U. S. of Canadians. All trade unions and (from a talk with civil libert ies and Elspetch Gardner, political organizations who gave a speech including Social Democ- on this matter at rati cs were destroved. carnegie cent er ) The foll owi ng writer s, Karen Moxham, Richard Skoui n, Joseph Frei lander and Jim Shell ey are as ked to drop by the Carnegi e Centre withi n one week of the publi cat ion of this issue , t o di scuss thei r articles with our writing-editors. Thanks to the above and the following for thei r invol vement in the paper: Alan Hustead , Rose Bernard , Dave Woodall, Sue, Billie and Toni . The Prince of Fire 1'We are only grown. up chil dren, and even we will do things wtlre not s upposed to do . ;' Those are the words of G. A.Smith, aged 60,who calls himsel f "The Prince Of Fire". For t he past seven years thi s man has been a fire-breathe r , blowing t unnels of name into the air to the amazement of audiences. In this r are pr ofession ,he is considered to be possi bl;r t he best in the world. Sitting in the Carnegie Center office with a black cowboy hat on his head on a quiet :December sunday night,he spoke these words about his professi on. "The chemical I use, ! don't inform people what it i s , because there was a bad accident a f ew years ago. l ' ve only been ia,t it myself for seven years •• since I came back from Phonenix, Arizona. Why do I eat fire? This was taught me by the international world champion sword swallower-- D. R.La.rsen. He has swallowed twelve twenty three inch BWOrds at one time;we struck up a friendship, well,when I was master of ceremony at The Rubber Man Show • •• the man who puts his a.rma around his back and shakes his own hands and other stunts. The sword-swallowing and fire breathing are the t wo most important. When your there, it's a feell.ng that you are doing something, and you are giving pleasure • • it •a a f eel i ng-not to make your head big-it's for the audience. And,for the t hrill of it;it's kind . of a challenge,it makes you feel a little bit different. It makes you feel good that you could do something a little different. I feel the same feeling when I bring a coffee over to a parpelegic at Shaugnessy hospital. Here's something you can help someone with--i f they don't mind. If you say,'may I' . I have been t old my show is a night cl ub show • • we do it t uxedo style. We 1ve also been out t o Riverview,Sunnybrook hospital , Victori a Vet erans Hospital,Ladner Farm for Under -pri veliged Children, all free shows. I can l ive 365 days wit hout working. I'm retired. But ther e is enjoyment when you go out in f ront of people. You are giving out to t hem something which you ask of t hem. There is a fire. It is not t he f ire itself t hat burns; I u se metal torches and t he heat slowl y goes up the shaft of t he torch. There are ti.mes when t he shaft get s hot - -It !s not a f alse fire . The metal t or ch could burn you as the flame is there. I have been burnt a number of times. On m;r lips. There is a book on fire breathing, 11Annals or A Fire Breather' by Marcel Horn. They called him "El Diable"-t he devil . He was the Worlds Champion, he \lri'Ould blow forty foot funnels or tunnels or f l ame. That was at t he Cave ni ght club here in ~he .50 ' s. You don't eat fire. That would dettroy your esophagus. I 11br eathe" fire . In ! 977 a band l e ader at the PNE t ried f i r e breathing,and he blew his head off • Even l could have an accident. But I do it t he way I've been shown. And you can't do it outside,because t he wind blows the fire back into your face. I light my finger and than, ! light my torch. I might try to or.&_¥Uze a 11Fire Eating Championship" next year." •• and two nights later at cabaret night at Carnegie Center,he would be "breathing" but not "eating" fire. 

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