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Vol. II No . I~.,. ")982 DOUBLE THE VOTE in82 FIFTY-TWO IN EIGHTY-TWO IS IIHAT WE'RE AIMING FOR" SANG Carnegie band menber Mary Norma Smith on March 21st as bal 1 oons and ticker-tape cascaded onto the Centre, s front porch and about JOO onlookers cheered. On the first day of spring, Smith's original compos-ition highlighted the Double the Vote Conmittee's kick-off rally for a 10-month voter education campaign. The ColllTlittee'~ slogan--52 in 82--declared their goal: a 52 percent local voter turnout in the Novenber 1982 civic election . The Comnittee represents a short-tenn coalition between Carnegie Centre, the Downtown Eastside Residents Association and the First United Church. To double the voters in five nearby polling districts, executive rrent>er Jim McDowell from Carnegie said the Co1m1ittee "will be banging on people 1 s doors to make sure they get enurrernted, and urging them to use their vote as a defensive weapon against rapid changes in the community 11 • He stresser1 that the public education effort was non-partisan. "We ' re not telling them who to •:ote for 0 , said Jim Green, exec1..tive member from D.E.R.A., but we 1 re going to educate the electorate around four issues: housing, traffic, 8 . C. Place's impact and the ward system". Leslie Black. executive rrerrber from First United Church, outlined the evnts that the Conmittee will be holding in ·the coming months. These included public meetings, ral1ys and demonstrations. Led by Carnegie volunteer, John Lachapelle, the band banged out the Conmi ttee 's theme song--Fi f11--Two or More--and two other adaptions of familiar tunes. Octagenarian Norman Wiles stressed the importance for local people to 11 risk their vote to rock the boat", Later, a large cashew cake, baked by Carnegie volunteer Robert Goudreau was enjoyed by all those who promised to vote in Novenber. The frostinn. illustrating an enumeration form. gave residents another reminder to get their narre on the voter 1 s li s t. IN THIS ISSUE: PROSTITUTION: What does BC Place mean for the world 1 s oldest profession? Page THE BAF LE OF THE GRIZZLIES: from a novel-in-progress, a struggle to the death! Page 4 WHO ~.~K~S? A story' in pictures MY f) ~ST POTLATCH: _One woman's story Page 6 Page 8 THC <OARING TWENTIES: Norman Wiles looks back to his career in crime! Page 9 OP!tHON: Al cohol and Cults POETRY WHAT'S ON Page JO Page 11 Page 12 2 HARDBALL ... EVACUATION OF THE! R HOMES BY the inhabitants of the Down-town Eastsi de may reach refu-gee proportions if no so lut-ion for shelter in the corrm-uni ty i s found prior to the opening of BC Place. Already, many hotels have changed from monthly to more expensive daily rates in preparation for. the expected influx of tourists attracted to BC Pl ace events. In the meantirie, regular patrons are being turfed out. Other tenant occupied buildings are s'tated for demolition. Many Canadians face the prospect of living on the streets, a situation similar to that in Third. World countries. The compi Ii ng of a human 1mpact study on a project of such magnitude i s taken for granted in a mod-ern society. Yet Dave Podmore, Director of Planning and Design for BC Place, is not required to ;nclude this along with all other feas-ibility studies. Mr Podmore advises that they "don•t feel responsible for adjacent areas" . Nonsense! Any engineer or sociologist worth his/her sa It must know that such a study has become c;tandard procedure a long with HOUSE, OFFICE CLEANING $6 per hour l>,,/ong Chi nh Truong 224 - 7490 transit . communi cation and others. An example of thi s is "mini-hydro" where a small power unit is being installed for the use of a hundred or more vi1 lagers in stt lements in underdeveloped countries. Studies conducted to deter-mine acceptance by the vi 11-agers may take precedence over a 11 other factors. Without guidelines, concern or direction, a "wide-open 10 vacuum exi sts for criminal exp loitation by semi-legitimate busine~ses, part-icularly in adjacent areas In the meantime, it's been l eft to the Downtown Eastside Residents' Assoc-iation to qet a qrant to do the i mpact st udy itself. A conmunity organization like DERA , with 1 imited resour-ces, should not have to undertake this costly and time-consuming report whi ch s hould be included in the expense account for BC Pl ace. Thi s "gulping-up" of an entire community due to an inba 1 ance in wea 1th, offers impetus for any "business enterprise" to oust citizens in other communities and restructure their neighbour-hoods to corporate des ign. ATHENA LAKES 4 and SOFTBALL THE DOWNTOWN EASTS IDE SLOW- including and entry called pitch Softba ll Leaoue will "On ly the Rabble", which be throwing its first pitch corrbines Jim Green and others on Saturday . May 1st at one from DERA and Firs t United pm at Oppenheimer Park on Church. Their name comes from Powell Street. Vancouver Sun columnist Linda The game features Earl Hossie's rilirence to OERA Scott of Cordova House's and the Save t he Downtown "New Derelix". against Fred Eas tside Comnittee's persis-Arrances 's "Spa rtans". Game tant picket s ign demonstrating. two has "red Hawks" versus There will be a Native "Serenity", and Game three entry from the Broadway at five pm plays "Blue Oemons"street area, and the youth against the green and white teams from Davie Street, one uniformed "Shamrocks" . from Gordon House. Carnegie Two umpires for the wi 11 provide one youth team Dowtown Easts ide League are under the coachin~ of Jim s till needed. A desire to Bob, Carnegie's youth worker. show up to the games and Games are Saturday after-sobriety are two assets. If noons, 1pm - 7:30; Wednesday you are interested, phone night 6pm - 9pm and Friday Carnegie Centre: 665 2220. 6pm - 9pm . Fan support from There are many new teams the Downtown Eastside co111Ttun-in the League this season, ity is welcome and appreciated. The Carnegie Crescent is published· by the Carnegie Centre with fundi ng from the Carnegie Advi sory Board and additional assistance from the Career and Community Education Services of the Vancouver School Board and the -Koerner Foundation . ~ - t I Don Larson This issue was produced by t he following people : Linda Grant, Athena Lakes, Mary Nonna Smith, Wi 11 Offley, Don Larson, Carol Itter, Stoney Lingaard, Tora, Fred Fuchs, Jimrey Stewart, Al Todd, George Farrell, Hel en '1ichel1 , Geral d Goranson, 11yriam Evesleigh. Thanks to DERA for use of equipment. LASAGNA-great stuff!! goodbye Lise *** ******** ** ***** SEE YOURSELF IN PRINT! *** ******** ** ***** The Crescent needs more writers, photographers, artists . desiqners and typists! -Come to the pl anning meeting for the next issue Thursday May 13th at 2 : 30 Cl ass room #2 * COOKING lflTH VICTOR * Learn to cook 1 ike Victor Cote, Carnegie ' s resident gourmet chef! This i ss ue ' s reci pe----LASAGNE INGREDIENTS 2 jars or cans of ready- made meat sauce 2 tablespoons of sal ad oil 1 one-;,ound box of l asagne l pound of sliced mozzarell a cheese l eight-ounce ctlit1 of tomato puree · grated pannesan ' cheese METHOD 1. In a large pot, brinc;i to the boil four quarts of water 2. When it comes to a rolling boi 1 add the oi 1 and t he lasagne . To make sure the layers of pasta do not stick together while cooking, stir occasionally and sep-arate pasta layers. 3. Drain pasta . 4. Mix meat' sa uce, tomato sauce. 5 . Arrange one t hi rd of the lasagne i n t he bottom of a we l l - greased flat baki ng dish . . Arrange one thi rd of the meat and tomato mixture on top . Put cheese sl i ces on top of this. Conti nue to make layers with the rem-aining ingredients, fi nishing with cheese. 6. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese 7. Bake in 400F oven for 30 minutes. Serves 6 WE WERE ALL SORRY TO SEE Lise Somjen l eave here on April 21st. Lise started worki ng at Carnegie in ., j July 1981 and brought a fresh outlook and abundant energy to the job . One of the outs tan ding programs during her stay here was the series of foruum discuss i ans on controvers-ial issues such as compul-sary detox and the Ku Kl ux Klan . Lise has gone on to work at the MHR office on Powel 1 Street where her serious committrrent to the people of the Downtown Eastside will be s ure to bring her many new friends We wishe her well in her new job and hope to see her here from time t o time . . '· ·-~ :, ' ' ; BEWARE OF CULTS! THEY ARE SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE ALL AROUN[ us. They can lure you out of your sanity and promise you the moon and stars and everything e lse in life which up to now you thought wasn't possible. What are cults? They are religious or superstitious systems which cause one to become enslaved. Currently pop-ular ones are Hare Krishna, EST, the Way and the Jesus people. Each has differing potential for the destruction of the individual. The Church of Scientology and the. Unification Church, otherwise known as the Mooni es, have the most pOv1erful and lasting effects and their adherents are the most difficult to "deprogramme". fhe (hurch of Scientology, located right here in the Downtown Eastside, is considered to be one of the most powerful of the cults. For the initiate, Scientology can be an attractive and inexpensive hobby. But converts claim that once you are hooked, you can be lured into an expensive and mind-destroying nightmare. One can easily spend thousands of dollars on the way to becoming a good Scientology menber. So it's not a cult for poor people or for t_hose who like to hold on to what they have. What kind of people get involved with cults? Young people, people in search of an identity, the. lost, the weak, the Tiisinformed and the thrill-seeker--a-11 of these are espec-ially prone to the cultist movement. Members can be recruited through many kinds of methods. 0 Atcohol-v..m--,n the Down.town EMt.6-ilie many po,n:u 06 v,ew o.bou.nd. In th.w .w~ue we publ.wh the opbuoM 06 the Downtown EMU-ide. '-0 Ji.u.i.de.n:t ca11..toon-<A.t, T 01ta.. ' ALCOHOLISM IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED A MEDICAL ILLNESS SINCE it is widely believed that the chemistry of some people 1 s bodies makes them highl y susceptible to the destructive influences of alcohol. This may or may not be true, since it is also possible that a high sensitivity to the effects of a lcoho 1 may inspire a person to drink sparingly or not at all. The deciding factor here would seem to be the psychological attitude of the individual to his or her own body--and the conviction that life.is , or is not worth living. Life is difficult for ever-yone today--rich and poor alike. And with the incredible overburden of today's technological society--its comnercial corruption and dangerous industrial and psychological poisons--it's s upri sing that there are as few down-and-out alcoholics as there are . · The really broken-down derelict that you sometimes see on street-corners is ,a direct manifestation of the inhumane systems ' that have been dumped on us all by those who worhsip and must have "progress"at all costs. In a fast-paced commertial environment such as the street-front is today, sensitive human beings must find ways of desensitizing themselves or perish. Unfortunately, it is often our methods of toughening ourselves up so that we can . "take it" that finishes us off. It's a case of damned-if-you do, damned-if-you dont. And it is clearly observable that this society makes a tremendous amount of money off ·the sale of alcohol so it' s not unrealistic to accuse the system itself of creating alcoholism as a by-product of greed and over-consumption. So how do we "cure 11 alcoholism? To legislate a cure will never work--even in the most totalitarian regime on earth peopl e would continue to obliterate their senses with destructive drinking and probab 1y more i ntenSely than if they were just left to go their own ways. The only way to help is to get down there in the gutter on a one-to-one basis with the people and pay attention to their condition. Listen to what they say, watch what they do, see in them the brother or sister who is the victim of this tragedy we call 11 civi l ization" Realize that these peopl e are not destroying themselves for no reason. Usually there is a completely logic9,l pattern to their progressions from shattered, disillusioned 11citizen 11 o crazy, self-destructive drunk. If the details of this progress ion become known, there is at once a recognition and bonding together over the suffering of the human condition . ·In this situation it is easy to succumb to the same depths of despair that have invaded the lives of these people. Self-control is a result of having face d such things 5ci ento1 ogy recruits through offering f ree "persona Ii ty tests " to passers-by outside its offices. The new convert wi 11 probab 1y go to a meeting where he or she will see people all around who seem glowing with Ii fe and happiness. And the moment that the cult has his or her trust t he new convert is hooked. After graduating from mass therapy, a s tate of euphoria may be achieved. Problems seem to be solved . The convert is content to be with loving and supportive people--not realizing that these same new-found friends are actually strangling hi mpsychol ogi ca lly and emotionally. How do converts get out of these cults? Often with a great deal of difficulty. Oeprogramning must be done in a tactful way if it is done at all. If it is unsuccessful it can result in further alienation from the convert 's fa111i l y and friends. The main thing is to get the person I s mind working and out into the world again. To belong to a cult is, in IT\Y esti mation, to comnit oneself to. a life in jail. Cultism tends to mask one's individual identity and self esteem. It's members are not free to control their own lives, to make choices and effect changes. False prophets wi 11 continue to try to create spiritual ra1 nbows for a 11 of us, but we can evade t hem by accepting life the way it is--and not the way we imagine it. MARY NORMA SMITH 0 before--in one form or another--that 1 s why the best vol un-teers are those with no papers or titles, the ones who have experienced similar things to those they wish to help. The drastic personality changes that alcoholics often experience can make them impossible to relate to. Those that are completely 11 rour.d-the-bend" are only accessible during their clearer moments--and then the wight of guilt, depression and self-pity overwhelms them. Simply having some real communication with another i ndi vi dual who neither condemns nor play. games with them is helpful. To show someone that the hardest, most horrible facts can be faced without despair and paralysing depression, is one of the most creative actions involved in t)e self-he l p process . Once recognized, this can provide an opening for further corrmun i cat i on . Ultimately, however, the full weight of decision for or against seif-Uestrudiun 1 ies witn the ·intiiv1 dual involved, and· he or she must face the fact that help provi ded by the social system can only be temporary, ana in most cases, superri c1 al. Detox and vitamin therapy are fine. nut unless the psycho 1091 ca, knots and cii stortions or the i ndi v1 dual are unti,ea ana straightenea out, there can be no complete cure. Psychiatry is a long, expensive. cietached process that seldom helps. It is onl y thos_e persons ,n the conmunity who know something or the deeper pits or despair w1th1n tneir own souls, who are abie to link up these experienCes and the insights they provide to tne needs of the person tney are witn. Carl Jung--one of the recognized initiators of-psych-iatry--himself said that all its insights would be useless unless they were taken out of the consulting room and text-books and applied directly by the ordinary people in their own community. He al so recognized that" the truths psychiatry had rev-ealed could be learned by ordinary people through their owh experiences in self-exploration. If more of the anonymous persons who exist in the community and have learned such lessons in their own ways could be encour:aged to surface and lend a hand, the possibil-ity 'for positive change might be increased enonnously . Unfortunately. our offi ci a 1 categories, hierarchies and systems seldo_m allow those who are self-taught in this way to have any influence . Alcohol abuse is only one among many problems that make life difficult or even impossible today. In the Downtown Eastside, it is one of the more highly visible conditions that exist--but we must not forget that many of those who have lived in this neighbourhood for a long time drink sparingly or not at all. There are undoubtedly just as many alcoholics of a different kind in other neigfibourhoods, who are better at hiding their condi ti ans. 4 In th.<A Wue, the. C1tuce.nt i.-6 p,'1.0u.d t:.o pu.bfuh aii exbtac.t 61tom a book be..ing Wl[-i.tte.n Jr.ight hvre. ,i.n OM Ce.ntlle. The. book .u, caUed StonebeaA, /.le.t.w og :the NM.th o.nd j.t,, au.:thM i6 pa.,t,ion Ali.en L-<.ngaa1td, be..ttvr. nown. a/2 Stone.!J. The book concvr,v., :the h.wtMy 06 Stoney' /2 6amdy dUA-i.ng :the eaAty yeaA 06 the centUAy o.nd du CA.ibu {he.ilt bto.vrn :thAough SMko.tche=n o.nd "the 6•ozen vo./2.tneMu 06 the No11..th wut TVUtdo1t-lu". 1 n th.w ep.u,ode we w.itnu/2 o. 6.ight between two g.io.nu 06 the wood/2--g•.izzt.iu. SPEAKING OF PRcOAfORS. GRIZZLY BEARS, WOLVERINES ETC . , I once watched two grizzlies "battle" it out for a challenged area. Now a cnallenge area, so-called, i s one which a grizzly, has had for a number of years. 1 t' s an area whl ch the bear has staked-out, where he fishes and hunts and forages natural foods such as berrie~ and grubs from dead, rotted trees on the ground. You get the ; dea? In the centre of the area there i s a challenge tree--either an old, large cedar or pine. A chaJ lenge bear should he be desirous of the area, will make a point to search out and tind this tree. When located. the challenger will urinate around around it and will stretch up on his haunches as far as ne can and with his claws mark the tree. Should the challenger be younger, bigger--well, a contest there will be. Once the challenger has marked the tree, he will move off a little ways and wait, hunched down out of sight, until the resident grizzly comes to inspect the cnallenge tree area. This may take as much as two or three days. As I sa i d, I saw such a battle and my, I'll tell you, wouldn't want to watch another. The one I watched occured much as described above, bot when the two met--whooee, the small hairs on the nape of my neck stood up ! 1 sweated--a cold sweat of fear--and the palms of my hands got damp and felt cla11111y. I quickly squatted down so as not to be seen but to be in a position to see al1 that 'llas about to happen. I nad left my horse down the steep south s lope by a creek and hobbled him so he could forage the new grass. I had got to my oosition by looking tor the track I'd been following for two or three days from where my older brothers, Sam and Joe and myself were camped. Cha 11 enger and defender a 1 i ke s toad up on thei r haunches facino one another. their forelegs stretched wide, their claws flexing spasmodica lly in anticipation. Their dual movements - -flexing the claws and the sinew muscles of their forelegs-and shoulders from hump to claw and their circling of one another--seemed to me like some sort of dance. Perhaps . I thought at that moment. a Dance of Death. It was something Man seldom ever sees, but hears abo'ut, passed down by word of mouth so's Man can know tnat even Grub's up for Stoney BATTLE OF Stoney at work on his book in Peace River, Alberta though he be classed as the smarter animal of this Earth there is _an animal _who, like Man, will challenge and/or ' defend his ~ome, h1s mate and his inalienable right to defend or fight for what he claims is his. _ Ma n s~ldom sees these battles, but they occur daily 1n the Spring and Surrrner, not only in the animal world but the world of birds too . Have you ever seen robins who have staked out a certain area and protect that area from incur-sion of anotner male robin? . But as I was saying, these two powerful beautiful, ursine creatures s toad, facing one another measuring each other as_ boxers in Man's world would. The ~lder grizzly looked, 1! seemed to me, at the young challenger, wonderino wheth~r his mant years of experience would be an advantage for him over th1s young interloper . Or maybe he wondered =~~t~~;/he young chall enger's youth and brute force would THE GRIZZLIES 5 Wel I now, the two I witnessed began their "death dance" on their haunches. Then the younger bear feinted a right swing . At the same instant he came down on all fours and swung his left claws extended for the under-belly of the elder. Sensing the ITK)ve, he pivotted to the left and, circ-ling quickly on the spot, raked.his right paw down the jowl of the left side of the massive head of the young challen-ger! Hurt and furious, the young grizzly turned back to his left and with his right paw raked the left shoulder of the old, batt1e-scarred bear who was hard-put to defend his home. The older bear made a half-leap and encircled the chall-enger's fore-quarters, biting down hard on the nape in front of the hump. The bigger, younger challenger stood up and flung the older grizzly away from him, attacking with fangs bared the under-belly of the old bear. Drawing second blood, he then followed through quickly by releasing his bite-hold, With both paws he struck-left, right and then feinting the right paw, followed with his left foreleg. This caused the old bear to back up several steps quickly and, after a mome-ntary look at the wound, he made a frontal attack on the youngster who dared to challenge him. This was an attack that was like nothing I'd ever seen nor would ever see again. The attack was frontal, and the veteran of many such attacks utilized both paws in such a frenzy of left and right strikes that the young bear was forced back, trying vainly to ward off the rapid strikes that were ripping his head, ears and shoulders. He was feeling searing pain, which both angered and frustrated him because of the flurry and the rapidity of the strikes which he could not parry or stop. But then, the older bear stopped his onslaught and backed up, swinging his massive head from side to side, favouring now his left fore-leg that the young challenger had ripped open a few short moments before he attacked. The young grizzly saw this through his angry haze and sensing perhaps the weakness in the old defender, he now began to copy him by making hi s own frontal attack. Being younger and bigger, with largely ininjured forelegs and paws, his assault told on the old bear. In a duplicate of rapid strikes, he really ripped the al ready bad wound of of the left foreleg of the old grizzly. So much so that the old battler fell forward on his jowls, causing the young grizzly to press his attack with claw and fang along the flanks and haunches of the old bear. The old battler got up slowly but suredly and swung round and pressed an attack on his young challP.nger. Hut , t was an attack w, tnout tne torce behind it that was evident in his frontal attack moments before. This caused the big young challenger to retreat very little and he seemed to know he could now parry the strikes made by a bleeding and much weakened adversary . The young grizzly pressed forward and with a series of left and right strikes he caused the old battler to give ground. Back, back the bleeding, weakened oldster went, giving ground and in vain trying to parry the blows and strikes being made na,,,r with devestating effect over his forequart-ers and up and down his flanks. Then, in an instant of decision, the old bear conceded his loss. Bleeding and weak, the old, battle-scarred grizzly made his way out of the area he'd defended and lost to the young upstart. I guess he knew that if ne survived his wounds he would never again be able to do battl e and win. His left foreleg would be crippled and of no use in a battle of challenge ever again. And me? Well neighbour, 1 felt weak myself and drained of strength for I felt the blows and the hard loss that that old bear must have been feelin\:J as he rooved his battle-scarred self out of the area he nad fought so valiantly to retain. Probably he realized that now, being maimed as he was, he could never again challenge or defend a section of the vast mountainous country that was his home. And I made my way from the b l oody scene of ursine com-bat and in the creek not too far away from there I first stripped off my buckskin pants and washed them as clean as I could. Then I put on a clean pair of buckskins. I do not need, I believe, to tell you the reason, except to say that the washing was necessary to alleviate the odorous scent I found myse 1 f in! What I have just described, the battle of challenge, issomething that occurs quite a nuntier of times each year in different locales and has been occuring many times in centuries past. 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PINX CARI> J., M/1/IL.EO 1r IN. ,,.71/EN 71/EY H/10 II BIG MEE1711/G /(I/TN 1/J.i. 71,'E Cl/NP/PATES-& ASKE/> 71/EM IF 7HEY (tl(){4D HEZ.P KEl=P HOUSING 7HAT ORJ:>INARt;' PEOl"L.E cou~ AFA:7,l?P /,¥ 'THE NE/GIIB(J(lll)IOOD ... &, {11171/ 71/Rr /M"i7~77tJN 77/pY /,/ENT" 7rJ T1IE AJJ.J.S tW ElECndlV PAV, AltJVEMBEI? 20711-{ll/'TH/li,J. 7}/0SE WJ77=S 7D6671t'EN, 11/EY fWl"711E ,PE(JPLE aF7NE'l,IU'M:,le£ ---------------------------------1/VTD Ft:ltrVER/ 8 MY FIRST EXPERIENCE AT A POTLATCH f/AS ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1981. We had a great time going to Bella Cool a. There were four of us, Gay, Jill, Marly and myself. We all met at the bus depot I had never met Jill before. I had met Gay briefly at the Carnegie Centre and had met Marly at Trosly, France at La Grande ~ource; we stayed at the same house there. We left the bus depot at 8:15 pm on Wednesday night. We did notsee much on our journey as it was dark at the time we left. We arrived at Williams Lake at 6am and waited at the restaurant for quite some time before we boarded the bus to Bella Coola. The ride to Bella Coola was great. The scenery was so beautiful. As we rode throu9h the gentle rolling hills into the steep mountainous area around Bella Ceola, I began to feel the kind of peace I rarely feel in the city. ~le arrived at Bella Ceola at 7 pm, Thursday, the first ni qht of the potlatch. ~Je were greeted by a young man who waS picking up people to bring them to the festivities. ~/e were welcomed with open arms. The love that I felt that first niqht was a love I had not really felt in many years. Many people there recognized me, but I couldn't remember many of them. There was 3 number of different tribes represented. Before the dances one person stood before the assembled company and told stories and these were fascinating. The songs brouqht tears to my eyes. At a potlatch no alco_holic beverages are allowed as it is the most sacred time. There were many young people invol-ved which amazed me, for in my day young people did not attend ceremonies 1 i ke this. After the dances were over, there were a few speeches from the chiefs of the different tribes and after these came the time for gift giving. This was avery touching moment for me. When Karen saw me she came over and draped a blanket over my shoulders. She hugged me and said: "You shouldn't stay away so long." Tears came flowing down my face again; it happened each time I got a gift. I was treated as a guest. It confused me for a while. but then I understood why. I hadn't been home for quite some time. The second night of the potlatch there was a name-giving to the Naxault chief and his family. Before this dinner was served. There were .many different types of foods including deer meatstew which took me nearly an hour to eat! It was this rreal that made me realize that I had bec-ome a city slicker. as my sister-in-law called me. Although my heart was with my people. nevertheless 1 as one who had been away for many years, I was not a part of the festi vit-ies but a guest at them. This hurt a great deal because it was the truth. And the truth always seems to hurt. The dinner must have lasted an hour-and-a-half and during this ti me we a 11 visited with each other as this was the only time you could do so until the potlatch was over. During the name-giving I sat with my brother Simon a! the bleachers. The chief and his family members all received Indian names. After the name-qiving there was an Indian marriage. I had never seen one of these before. The bride's tribe paddled their way to Bella Coola to give the bride to the bride-groom. And the groom gave her $320 as~ dowry. After the ceremony Has performed there was a celebrati~n which included a lot of food. This time I came across Jerky--and was most impressed! After the ceremony there were more dances and the one that I found the most interesting was the How-How Dance. Before the dance the story is told and I will tell it to you the best I can. There were four brothers who went hunting one day for mountain goats. As night neared, they entered a cave where they were instructed to put a pole across their feet before falling asleep. The three youngest brothers did not believe in doing this and so. in the mornin9, the eldest awoke to find them dead. The How-How had got them. The eldest brother returned then, and told his tale. The How-How Dance was invented at this time. It's hard to describe the dance, but I will try the best I can. The dancers jump off the stage and are led by men around the floor. Each dancer hollers 11 How-How" before striking down another. Then he returns to the fallen dancer to help him up. They again shout "How-How". This done a couple of times more until they are led to the stage where they jump back to the place they came from. Of course we have the copy-cats or jokers who follow after each dance. They make it so funny that we all laugh at them. They do the imitations a little differently. or back-wards, whichever pleases them. Again. when the dances are over. there is singing for a while. After the singing there is another gift-giving. The purpose of this is to legalize _the giving of the names. After this. there is more visiting and singing. No-one seems to want to leave . Some people are there unti 1 the wee hours of the morning. I can't take very late nights so I would leave around midnight and then miss the best part of the evening when the young people would involve themselves in the spiritual dance. Everyone is welcome to do this. I stayed late one night when I was invited to join in with the Friendship Dance on the last night of the potlatch. My experience at the potlatch was incredible. It gave me peace, love and understanding of people, our different tribes and peop 1 e- I never knew before. It is announced that the quests are to meet at the Native Band Hall in the morning~ We all meet to say our farewells and sing songs before we enter the van. It seems that no-one wants to leave, but all reluctantly enter the van to travel to our different homes. Once again, the scenery is beautiful. The mountains are so high. As we leave Stuie and reach Anahim Lake the mountains become rolling hil Is. I can't take in the beatlty enough. The most dangerous Part of the trip is when you go through the switchbacks as they are very steep and turn quite sharply. The driver m-st be very careful through this part of the trip. The passengers are very tired so most sleep during the ni ght. The best part of the journey is when we eat at the native restaurant at Chilliwack. After an early breakfast we then all head for home for a good rest. Then it's back to the general duties of our livelihoods. MYRIAM, p_EL~IGH , CRIME N' PUNISHMENT In thi6 lMue. 06 the Ca..-tne.gi..e. CJtuc.e.n.t, we. biting !JOU, M p1<om.il.,ed, the -0econd pa11.t 06 the ~em.u,,wcenc"" 06 CMneg~e pa,tlion a.rt.cl long-time. Down.town EM:Ui..dvr.., Notuna.n Wilu. In the 6~Ht ~nM:o.Ument, Na.man Wked o.bou1: h.il., cMeM M the ownM 06 a. cob 6~m. Th.ii., .il.,J.,ue, he look-0 back to h.il., clu.l'dhood o.nd o.dot,,.,cence--o.nd h.il., CMeM M a. young CJtim.i.na..e! NMma.n ""4 mtMv~W?.d by CMot IttM . £VEN IN THO,E DAYS, THfRE WERE A LOT OF RIP-OFF ARTISTS and it mostly happened in the drug trade. The scene in the 1920s was pretty gri m. There's always been lots of deaths connected with the drug scene because most dopies or junkies or users or addicts as they• re referred to. are pigs. They wanted it so badly that they'd o.d. 'd so often to a point where they couldn't be revived, so naturally they were dead herrings. · Morphine was conmon. You see, from the opium which is the original drug, they get morphine and heroin and uh, what's that cheap god-damn,:d drun, it' 11 come to me anyway. It used to sell for 75¢ a cap and the caps were, well, do you know what a Tuinol looks like, a sma11 one, a grain and a half, well, those stinkin' Tuinols were the deadliest ~rug i-n the world. There's two tough habits to kick, heroin 1s one and the other is that goddamned pro9ram sponsored by the government, methadone. You can't fight fire with fire, can you? There weren 't many addicts 1 n the Twenties as there are now, no way. But, oh yes, they qo back into infinity. I could show you where some of the opium dens were. Addicts were tolerated but they were all "fiends," as far as the general public was concerned; t hey weren 't called addicts or users, they were "dope f i ends" . How they ever figured out the "fiend" part .. ! don't know, ' cause they were the most passive bunch of peopl e in the world. None of them would ~ven try; nk of goi ng1 out with a shank or a knife and holding 1 t against SOIIJebod_y s throat to stea·1 from them. They were boosters mostly . hens. roosters. shoplifters, all passive types of crime. They might roil the oad drunk if they were forced to. I think where all our religion was fostered comes from the dirty Thirties. And now we have welfare, 90% of this province i s a welfare state. It was even rougher then. I'd gone down with school friends to r ight across from Central School on the corner of Pender and Cambie, kitty-corner from the Cenotaph (where the relief office was). Re lief was a horrible thing, a stigma that those people never lived down . And I'd go down there, curious young bastard, I wanted to know what was going on and I'd go in. There 'd be one counter with stacks ands tacks of shelves of canned goods, raw potatoes, raw carrots, raw cabbage , all in bins. They'd look at the order slip which was given by the relief dep-artment wh1~h was right upstairs. This particular di s pensing system was in the basement of the relief office. They'd bun~le all the groceries in their gunny sacks and put it on the, r shoulders and trudge horre. I carried one of the sacks only so far and then as soon as I got close to the populated East End area, I'd give it to one of my friends. I didn' t want anyone to think I was one of the boys on reli ef. lf anyone carried a gunny-sack they were receiving relief. . fhe Hastings and Main corner was quite the same as it 1 s now, only the two banks were not on the corners. The Ford,building was there, and the City Market was at Main and-Pender. In Carnegie was a library and a museum and I was very much attracted I cause I've always been an avid reader. I mean an ~vid ~vid reader; if I start a book and get within ten pages into 1t, I can't lay it down even if it disgusts me, if it's too porno or not porno enough or whatever, I ~otta carry on and finish it. I used to spend one day a week in the Carnegie Li-brary. And I loved the museum. Stuffed animals, polar bears, fully-antlered moose--if you patted them~ the dust would spil"I out something fierce . There was the odd totempole, the odd seal carved Out of soapstone; not too many of t hem. There was a lot of brothels in those days. One house was very fam?us, right across. the street, the Maple Hate-I, now the Washington Court. Joe Celone owned it and he was the biggest prostitution expert in the world, ne had three floors of girls up in that hotel. You could tour through the three '.l oors and you could sel ect any woman you wanted for a $2 b111. Now the price is $35 and going up. Now what the, hell' s the difference then to now, I don't know! It can t be that much better this day t han it was ; n1 my day. , The girl ~ used to work the streets then but they were J!IDSt l y window-tappers. They'd sit on a padded chair in the windows and they'd see a prospective customer coming along _and they'd ta_p and he'd look up and they' d say "Com~ on, mister, come on in". You wouldn't know how successful some of them were. It was $2 a trick. Inflation is a ~~~ri~~: ~~~~~li~~.even screws up your sex life . It's gotta My B .& E career began by breaking into a pool room at 35th and Victoria Ori ve. I was maybe thirteen or fourteen. My fa!her built two of our houses, he was a master craftsman, a cabinet-maker. Anyway. to get to the poo 1 room. I• d been capering around, a few chippy jobs, all on my own all the time. I didn't like the i dea of workino wi th somebody 1 cause if we got busted, the fuzz, they · d go from one t6 the othe~ all the time you're in custody. "Come on, your partner Just copped out, now if you go along with us, we'll get you off easy. 1' Between two bul ls, one's always the hard rock and on~'s the soft con artist, the easy guy . The rouqh one woul d give you a shove sometimes or give you a back-hander across the face and the other would run over and grab ~is arm and say , "Now, Sam or Joe or whatever. l eave the ki d alone, he's a good kid. 11 And automaticall l y a youngster goes for the soft one and he despises the heavy. So they lock you up with the soft one h6;,;0yyou 'll spill your intestines. If you don't, you go ri gnt'"back into the same thing all over again. Even then it was rough . And you didn't have as much recourse to the law then, as a suspect , as you have now, So I worked alone. Until my kid brother came along. He. said, "Where're ya going tonight, Norman?'· I said, "Oh, out for a while." He said, "I'm going with ya. " I said, "No, you're. not. 11 He said, "Oh, you' re gonna go out and rob some damn joint and I wanna come. I want to see how you do it." I was very much against him getting any of that information at all. Finally, I said, "Okay, come on." I took him down to the pool room. I said, 11Now it ' s fifteen minutes from closing time. I want you to go in and stand up on one of the benches along t he wall and loosen the nut on the window-c~o~er." So he goes in and I see him stand up and surrep-t1t1ously undo the nut on the window. I knew then the entry was made! . We buggered off and hid in the woods across Victoria Drive. We waited 'till they all came out and we saw the o~ner brushing dow~ the tables and covering them up. He finally came out, it seemed an intenninabl e length of time , he closed the door , locked it and went home. So I went a r ound and said to my brother, 11 Bi l l 1 get down on your hands and knees so I can get up to the god-damned window . 11 ~o he does. But he hadn 1 t unl oosened the screw enough and it caught part way open! I couldn 't make it like that, i t would then be an attempted B and E and even though I wouldn't be found, it would alert the owner of the joint and the fuzz might keep an eye on that particular joint in the future So I gave the window a mighty tug and the damn thing broke. You should have seen my brother, he jumped out from under-ineath me and started running home and I'm left standing on the window ledge! I'd forgotten how up I was. I looked down to find how far I had to drop and it was only 3 or 4 feet, a mere bagat e lle. Cont. on p. 11 everyone's answer but hers 10 PROSTITUTION PROSTITUTES IN THE OOWNTOlm EASTSJDE MAY SOON. FIND THEMSELVES caught on both s i des--between tighter 1 aws on the one hand and the "protection" of racketeers who will be moving into the neighbourhood, chasing the big bucks of BC Place users. The pressure from the legal system is coming, this time from City Council, which wants the federal government to bring in restrictive laws whcih would mean the prohibition. of the "sale and purchase of sex on the street", This w.ill mean a return to the arresting of prostitutes.on the street. ~1ale police officers will once again be placed in the power-ful position of being able to demandsex from prostitutes in exchange for freedom from arrest. Increased police harrassment could mean the protitutes wil 1 be drawn into the net of racketeers attracted to the area by the thousands of BC Place users who will flood 1nto the Downtown Eastside with money to spend, Some of the hordes of pleasure seekers will no doubt be looking for prostitutes and there will be big money to be made. The resulting crack-down on street-walldng will certainly make prostitution a part of organized crime rather than an individual way to make a living. One other possibility is that molders of public opinion will assue us that the only alternative is "legalized" prostitution. Rather than dealing with the social conditions that lead to prostitution, the State absolves itself. In Nevada, where prostitution has been legal for a nunt>er of years; a prostitute may be finger-printed, income-taxed and maintained in a desert villa for "f1y-in 11 sex seekers. Isolated from the rest o.f the conmunity, half her salary is expropriated by the brothel owner. Cleo.rly this is not a solution for the prostitute herself. Why do women become prostitutes in the first place? In the nineteenth century women were driven into prostitution because there was so little work that a woman could do, particularly if she was middle-class. Prostitution for women is part of their cultural heritage, A hundred years ago, unemployment, unbearable home conditions and financial dependancy led many women into prostitution--within marriage and outside of it. A marriaqe in which a woman barters sex for her livelihood under abusive conditions is prostitution, A hundred years ago there was practically no protective legislation for women. The abandoned wife or woman forced out of her home often had little alternative than prostit-ution. Are things any better today? The increased number of prostitutes can by no means be separ-:1.ted from the present economic recession. Males have always had higher incomes than females and sinqle males have always had more job options than single mothers. · The prostitute offers a physical service in exchange for payment. With this payment she can maintain at least some degree of social acceptance in the conmunity, She can pay her rent. Humiliation at the hands of creditors can be painful. The average prostitute is without property or assets and the sale of her body often represents her only source of income. Lengthy application fonns and various physical and mental tests devised by any Tom, Dick or Harry are foisted on women daily. Constant rejection and firings a11 add up to a low self-image. Welfare cutbacks to women with children can force women into prostitution. In the Downtown Eastside, residents have so far demonst-rated a tolerant attitude towards prostitution. We need to ba wary of importing prejudice. The prostitute is easy prey for authoritarian action groups. The nuisance factor of trans-ient loiterers is hardly comparable to theaggravation of unemployment, high prices and rental insecurity that BC Place will bring. Prostitution is a matter relating , to poverty, and harrassing prostitutes can only increase the overall oppression of women. ATHENA LAKES cont. from p. 9 So I dropped down and started to go home, but I thought what the hell, I can't leave that g.d. window like that. I went back and rolled out an old oil drum that was laying behind the building. upended it and I reacned in and undid the nut, pulled the window wide open, scrambled up the side of the wall by hanging onto the top ledge and gained entry. It was an awkward thing to do, a silly thing to do anyway. It wasn't a Be and E. it was a "rush, smash and rob". I got all the tobacco and cigarettes out of the joint, a goodly amount, Maybe $100 worth which was a fortune to me in those days and I took it a 11 horr-e. My dad was bui 1 ding us a new home and the house was partially constructed. I planted the cigarettes, candy bars. everything that was saleable in the unfinished attic. A couple of days later, my brother was snooping around and he found it upstairs. He came down, he slid down an upright stud so fast he got slivers i~ his legs and his hands. And I thought later, good tor you, you little bastard. He said,. 11 1 want half of the stuff." I said, "What makes you think you earned half of that stuff?" "Wen, I went on the job with you in the first place." "Ya", I said,nand you chickened out and ran when the glass broke. 11 I didn't, I was just playing it safe." "Safe! 11 I said, "you left me hanging on the ledge!" So I said, "I'll give you one third" and he finally settled for one third. About this time I had a craze for rap rummy. The secret of that card game is· to have enough intestinal fortitude to rap when nobody else expects it. Then everyone exposes their hands and if your hand's low, you win, if it's high, you pay double. ln any event, I thought I'd get this little turkey, my brother. I said, "I'll play you for your share of the loot against my share." He said, "You'd garrble two thirds against o~e third?" I said, "Even steven!" So in a matter of twenty minutes, 1 had all my loot back. And I didn't hustle him or cheat him either. I outplayed the bastard. He went upstairs and got his third and threw it down all the way from the attic to the floor' and the box just scattered all over the god-damned room. I'm running around, MY INDIAN MOTHER Yesterday she brought me into this world How was she to know what was to become of me? She raised me and took care of me She taught rr-e everything she knew. Yesterday I didn't have a bed to sleep in She made rr-e a bed of wood With straw and hay for blankets She sat by me and watched over me. Yesterday when I was hungry She took to the woods And hunted for my food Then I was hungry no more Yesterday when I understood her She out me on her knee She told rr-e what to expect in life That my 1 i fe was what lmade of it myself. Yesterday she told rr-e to look to the future She said that I would have good tin-es But, most of all, I would have bad tin-es And not to let anything put rr-e down. Yesterday she took rr-e off her knee She told me to walk on my own two feet To this day I walk on my own But I cry, because she is gone. MEMORY Once I held the world Now It is only a drop In the palm of the hand Of a l onely man Helen Michell Who remembers where the rain fell Drowning a 11 hopes and dreams GERALO GORANSON 11 gathering it all up and ne's crying his eyes out. Serves you right, smart ass", I said, "you cut yourself in on my score and I scored it back. Now what the hell's the oeef?" So anyway, I took it all down to Powell Street. Right across from the Europe Hotel, there used to be a big black m'an, name was Ooug. His wife was a white woman, she must have weighed 300 pounds. Huge woman. Tney used to buy not stuff of any nature, anything at all. I sold it all to them for $35 or $40. There must have been a good $JOO or $150 worth, retail. And Bill, he tagged along beh·ind me and he said, "I want some money, Norman." I said, "Up your kilt, turkey. You get nothing of this." He said, "I 1 m gonna tell Mom and Dad on you." I said. "You tell on me and I'll squeal on you, how does that grab you? You tall<ed yourself into performing with me, then you ran like mad, left me in the lurch.'' I was hpong it would straighten him out and evidently it did, because he never rapped on me t-0 Mom and Dad. He didn't war~ with me again, I wouldn 1 t let him. No way. We severed comp-any. When casing a joint, you'd just go out and have a look-see and figure out where the joint was most vulnerable and then in you'd go. Never a back alley though, even the town clown on the beat walked up and down the alleys in those days. We avoided that as much as possible 'cause they could bag you then, hOld you long enough til they proved something against you, My idea was getting out of the cop shop as soon as I could, so though couldn't lean too heavy. We'd pick one out worth going into. 1 kicked in every confectionary, every drug store, every grocery store in the West End. Every one! They were all victims of circumstance; I was poor, they had money. I got caught once or twice. Done time three times, actually. I turned my seventeenth birthday in the big house. And that was a heavy. Heavy tri.p. First offence and it was the biggest. I on 1y had eleven cnarges of B and E against me, that's all. What the hell could they do with a rascal like that, but lock him up? ONE EVENING A YOUNG MAN One evening a young man sat on a window ledge, a knife· in his hands. The clouds came down like razor blades and peeled away his eyelids. With second sight he saw on the street below luminous spheres calling to him. He continued to sit, waiting. His wife came into the room and cried out "John, what are you doing?" He made no reply but plunged his knife into her heart. She turned into a sphere but her tongue leapt out and swallowed his head. Now, in his dreams, he floats to far-off cities seeing lost frieflds and forgotten places. When he wakes up he sees stigmata on his hands, and hears his wife saying, "Forgive me, I did not know. Forgive me." Al Todd 12 CARNEGIE EVENTS t5al I room Dancing - Theatre Excercise Room - Women Only Kid' s Ro01"1 - 3rd Floor mothers share takinq care of kids Carnegie lroubadours Dance - Theatre bpen to Everyone Films f-rancophones - Classroon 1 Guitar Lessons - Education Office Women's Vo 11 eyba 11 - Gym TUESUAY 2:00 - 3:30 pm 5:00 6:00 pm 6:00 9:45 pm 7:00 10:00 pm 7:00 9:00 pm 8:00 - 9 :00 pm 8:00 - 10 :00 pm Sewing - 3rd Floor by elevator 10:00 - 2 30 pm bri nn vour clothes to be ~nrted Free · Piano Lessons - Theatre 11:00 am Instructor, Greta Yardley Senior's Birthday Party - Theatre 1:00 pm Last Tuesday of each month Native Indian Films - 2nd floor Lobby 7:00 pm Cabaret Coffee House - Theatre 7:00 - 9:30 pm Free entertainment and open mike ti me Karen's Fitness Class - Gym and/or exercise room A workout designed for people on a lunch break $2 per class 12 :00 - 1 :00 pm rai Chi for Women - Gym 2 :00 - 3:00 pm Law Students Legal Advice Program - Lobby Bring your questions or problems on legal matters 7:00 - 9:00 pm Seniors Hot Oog Sale - Main Floor 2:00 pm Seniors Games - Classroom 2 or Theatre 2:00 - 4:00 pm Join Marie for table games and carpet bowling Object ·Fxpression - Main Floor 3:00 - 5:00 Us i nq rpateri a 1 to form pictures Exercise Room - Women Only 5: 00 - 6: 00 pm Kid's Room - 3rd Floor ti:00 - 9:45 pm Bingo - Theatre 7:00 - 10:00 pm $1 Admission-SO¢ extra cards-50¢ thrm'!nw~ys Drawing from Life - Basement 7:00 - 10:00 pm Instructor: ki cha rd Tetrault uses model s and objects to teach basic drawing techniques. $1.50 perclass (financial assistance if required) Basketba 11 - Gym Roxi ng - Gym Youth Discussion Group -Topics include drugs, 7:00 - 10:00 pm 7:00 - 10:00 pm Classroom I 7:00 pm birth control etc. Karen's Fitness Class - Gym Seniors Van Trips Join Brahm in visiting different in and around Vancouver 12:00 - 1:00 om Leave at l :oo· pm places Thursday Special Dinner - Kitchen 2:00 - 5:00 pm Cook John Lachapelle prepares this seniors fund- raisnq meal Senior's Films - Classroom 2 Tepee Making - Classroom I Jam Session - Classroom 2 or Theatre join in making music 7:00 - 8:00 pm 7: 30 - 8:00 pm 7 :00 pm Native Law Students Legal Advice Program _Lobby 7:00 - 9:00 pm Guitar Lessons - Education Office 8:00 - 9 :00 pm Cantonese Films - Main Lounqe Cooking from around the w_orld Join Carnegie's own master of cuisi ne, Victor, in the kitchen for mouthwatering recipes from around the world Seniors Games - Classroom 2 or Theatre Baxi nq - Exercise Room TV Programming - Seniors Lounge Choose the TV programs to be viewed durina the followinq week Handwriting Improvement - Cl ass room 2 With Greta Yard·1e.v t:xercise Room - Women Only Kids Room - 3rd Floor Feature Film - Classroom 2 or Theatre April 30th Donovan's Reef May 7th Saturday Night Fever 12 :00 noon 2 :00 pm 2:00 - 4:00 pm 7:00 - 9:00 pm I :00 pm 1:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm 6:00 - 9:45 pm 7:00 pm May 21st Cat Ballou May 28th Hitler: The Last Ten ·Days June 4th The One and Only June 11th Close Encounters of the Third Kind J une 18th Game of Oeath June 25th Man Called Sledge J uly 2nd Moonraker Seniors Pottery - Art R.oom, Basement Mothers Group - Classroom 2 Meet for coffee and discussion 11:00 - 1:00 pm 1 :00 - 3:00 pm Aural History Program - Main Floor 1:00 - 5:00 pm Laurel Kimberl ey records life stories of Carneaie seniors. Involvement in the project- is welcome Sports on Film - 2nd Floor Lounge 2:30 pm SUNDAY Sunday Breakfast - 2nd Floor 11:00 am Omelettes, blueberry pancakes and other goo di es . Cost: $2 Seniors Meeting - Classroom 1 2:00 pm All Carnegie patrons over 40 welcome Youth Van Trip Leaves at 2:00 pm Excursions around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Pottery - Art Room, Basement 3:00 - 5:00 pm Learn wheel throwing and hand modelling with Val Kalk Sunday Dinner - 2nd Floor 5:30 pm Cost : $2 Body Building - Exercise Room 7:00 - 9 :00 pm Choir and Voice Lessons - Cl ass room 2 or Theatre 8:00 pm • The Si lver Slipper Card Playing Room and the Seniors Lounge are open every day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm * Pool Room Membership - $5 per year * Special events - speakers, plays. parties. Watch the weekly update and bulletin board .,,, Open for Ideas - a drop in education program includes clases and speakers on topics of general interest. one-to-one tuition. advice on upgrading .. See Linda Grant Tuesday 2:00 - 10 '00, Wednesday - Friday 10 - 5:00 pm * BEST (Basic Employment Skills Training). Eirht week prgram . See Ingrid for more details 

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