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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wedn.sdoy, April 11, 1973 Local officials welcome new education aid New financing for school boards offering non credit evening courses has been wel- comed by Lethbridge offi- cials, although spokesmen for both local boards say the new incentives may have little ap- plication here. Advanced Education Mini- ster Jim Foster says the new regulations will assist a wide variety cf adult education ac- tivities in general interest subjects, community action and self-improvement pro- grams. Separate school superinten- dent Ralph Himsl said the provincial aid per instruc- tional hour) might be applied to adult education in religious studies. "Our school district might have a special interest in ex- amining the applicability of such funds to a very special need, adult education in Ca- techetics. "Our schools strive to pre- sent these ideas to our chil- dren and if the parents have the same understandings, the children Mr. Himsl said. The government will pro- vice per instructional hour for such courses as English. or French as a second work- ing language, basic adult lit- eracy and a ccurse on drug abuse. Public board curriculum director. Dr. George Bevan, said self-improvement pro- grams are not directed by the public division at Lethbridge. "The agencies now respon- sible for these courses (Leth- bridge Community College, University of Lethbridge, City of Lethbridge community re- creation branch; are doing an adequate job. "In the recent educational goals study carried out by the public board, there was no in- dication that the public desired 60 apply for Games manager job A general manager to co- ordinate efforts for the 1975 Canada Winter Games dur- 'iag the next two years is ex- pected to be named before the end of April. More than 60 applications have been received for the position by the Lethbridge- Southern Alberta 1975 Canada Winter Games Society. The society opened a new office this week at 469 Holi- day Village and has hired a secretary, Mrs. Sandra Hofer. Alan Hunt of Hunt, Jacob- son and Co. will be the so- ciety's treasurer. The society has started a series of weekly meetings at which major organization and planning of the K sporting events for the Games will be done. additional services in this Dr. Bevan said. He said public trustees have always been willing to co-op- erate with the other agencies in carrying on programs des- cribed by Mr. Foster. "The board is not aware of any demand on the part of the public for additional non- credit evening courses al- though it is certainly interest- ed in the concept of the com- munity Dr. Bevan said. He said a 1971 study of a possible joint venture in de- velopment of a summer school was abandoned becauses of lack of finances. This month's government announcement could re-open that concept, Dr. Bevan said. "This provides a future pos- sibility for involving the pub- lic school system in a joint venture with other institutes in utilitizing school facilities for non-credit adult evening cour- ses. "We heartily approve of the subsidization of adult educa- tion programs for any inter- ested person, regardless of financial Dr. Bevan said. The old government regula- tions provided maxim u m grants of per instruction- al hour, per instructional hour for second languages and it limited the types of courses which could qualify. New finances provide a sum equal to 15 per cent of total instructional grants to be paid to school jurisdictions to coy- er administrative, leadership and advertising costs. A further sum will be paid if school boards co-ordinate their non-credit program with those of other community agencies. Officials of Lethbridge Community College have ask- ed the provincial government if their campus is eligible for a share of new grants toward non-credit courses. Dr. K. V. Robin, LCC con- tinuing education director, has asked the government if the local college will qualify for the new grants now offer- ed local school boards and community agencies. Enclosing a clipping from The Lethbridge Herald, out- lining Mr. Foster's proposal, Dr. Robin asks if LCC will be subject to different regu- lations than those originally announced. "In view of the fact that this information is news to us, will community colleges be subject to different regula- tions than those referred to in the article? precise regulations concerning these non-crecSt programs be available to colleges Dr. Robin writes. Answers to Dr. Robin's questions ais expected from Dr. Brian Staples, co-ordin- ator of continuing education at Edmonton. More should be aware of human rights-Newkirk By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer An Alberta Human Rights Commission officer claims this province needs more courageous leaders to make people conscious of discrim- ination. Reginald Newkirk. in Leth- bridge this week to lecture college students, said the fear of reprisal is often greater than an individual's desire to protect his or her rights. The Human Rights Com- mission encourages people to become familiar with their rights and forward enough to report any discriminatory in- fringement on their freedom. Women abuse their rights more than any other group of people simply by not re- porting unfair treatment in wages and job promotion. Their fear of joining the ranks of unemployment has caused women and their em- ployers a financial loss. Female employees lose fi- nancially by not advancing to higher paying positions and the lack of incentive usually means a loss of productivity for the employer.. Mr. Newkirk says female workers shouldn't worry about their jobs when report- ing discrimination for two reasons. First, The Individual's Rights Protection Act protects a person who has filed a com- plaint with the commission, from loss of job or other acts of reprisal. Secondly, most business firms in Alberta prevfous- ly accused of discriminatory action are now staunch sup- porters of human rights. When the violator's actions are pointed out by the Human Rights Commission, amends to the complainant are usu- ally made in a diplomatic manner. The majority of cases re- ported to the commission con- cerning discrimination are handled at an informal level. The commission does its utmost to conciliate a solu- tion rather than use court action. Discrimination has always been going on in Southern Alberta, said Mr. Newkirk. "The public will become more aware of discrimina- tion in the future because people are just beginning to learn where and how to com- plain when their rights are infringed upon. The Human Rights Com- mission has had 40 cases of discrimination reported since mid-January of this year. Many Of the complaints in- volved racial discrimination pertaining to employment and accommodation. The discrimination was directed mainly at native and ethnic peoples. Only 15 to 20 per cent of complaints received at the Calgary Human Rights Office are substantiated. If the co-operation of the person or firm against whom the discrimination charge was levied is not obtained arbit- rarily, the commission has "tremendous teeth to support the Mr. Newkirk said. Even though the first prior- ity of the Human Rights Commission is to investigate complaints of discrimination, it also attempts to inform people of their rights. Mr. Newkirk says the com- mission is planning a ince-wide publicity campaign to make people more familiar with the protection provided by the Human Rights Com- mission. "People must be informed about the many areas of discrimination in this prov- he said. As a result of legislation passed during the fall session cf the Alberta legislature, the commission came into exist- ence on Jan. 1, 3973. Since January the com- mission has forced several changes, including a modifi- cation in the listing of help- ads. Under the new regulations, in advertisements for jobs, employers are not allowed to specify sex, race, age. or any other uncontrollable factor as a requirement for the job. Terms such as waitress and waiter will also be questioned because of their sexual con- otation. Some areas considered for provincial parks Laying down the line City worker Willie Golia marks a downtown cross- walk as part of a point lest program being undertaken by the city streets department. Crosswalks in a number of random locations are being marked with a variety of paints in different thicknesses to determine the longest lasting combination. The regular street line painting pro- gram will get under way in four to five weeks. No new provincial parks are planned for Southern Al- berta this year. But a numbsc of areas are being considered with the view to establishing addition- al provincial parks, says J. U. Erickson, regional parks supervisor in Lethbridge. At this point, they're at the talking stage only, he said. Mr. Erickson said with the rapid increase in numbers of campers, trailers, tent trail- ers and the like on the road, there is a great deal of pres- sure on provincial parks. Accommodation in most parks is becoming limited they're very overcrowded in the summer, he said. Earlier, Lands and Forests Minister Allan Warrack said improvements will be made to Cypress Hills. Kinbrook Is- land, Little Bov.-. Park Lake, and Writing-On-Stone provin- cial parks. Alberta cattle shipment to leave here for Europe The second of seven ship- ments of Southern Alberta livestock will leave Leth- bridge Thursday for Europe as part of a million con- tract held by Julien Deshor- ties of Pincher Creek. The initial shipment of slaughter animals left Leth- bridge Feb. 16. Dr. Robert Lancaster of the health of animals branch of the Canada Department of Agriculture will inspect 40 bulls. 224 uncastrated bull calves. 100 cows and 150 horses Wednesday at the Des- horties ranch. The animals will be moved to the Lethbridge Public Stockyards for loading on CP Rail cattle cars. They will moved into shipping position in Montreal. Mr. Deshorties said the first boatload of cattle arrived in Dieppe, France, in good con- dition. He said three cows died during the trip but six calves were born. The cattle for export are taken from Mr. Deshor- ties' ranch, Fort Macleod Auc- tion Market and Perlich Bros. Auction Market. Food production policies reviewed The directors of Canada de- partment of agriculture re- search stations will continue to meet in Ottawa this wpek- to plan research projects for the next two years. Dr. J. E. Andrews, director, and Dr. I. L. Stevenson, as- sociate director of the Leth- brdige Research Station, will review research programs and policies concerning food production throughout Can- ada. Phil Blakeley. information officer at the Lethbridge sta- tion, said on going discussion is this area is of increasing importance because of t h e world food crisis. Vimy vets honored Twenty eight veterans of the bloody battle to cap- ture Vimy Ridge during the First World War were honor- ed this week in the Memorial Hall of the Lethbridge Leg- ion. Vimy vets from B.C. and Alberta attending the 56th an- niversary of Vimy Ridge ban- quet ranged in age from 73 to 92. First World-War songs were sung and the vets later ex- changed stories of that day on April 9, 1917. when they and other members of the 1st Canadian Division won honor on the field. They recalled attacking in a line on a front of four miles. He said the widely varying supply and demand for agri- cultural products, the rap- idly increasing costs of pro- duction and the mounting food prices have created problems for producer and consumer alike. He said there is widespread interest in this problem but that it will not be solved by boycotts, strikes and unrea- sonable controls. It will be necessary to con- tinually examine all phases of the food industry and to de- velop new technology to keep production efficiency up and costs down, he said. This will enable the Cana- dian producer to compete on the world market and provide food at a reasonable price. Mr. Blakeley claims an ac- tive and appropriately orient- ed research program has been responsible for the develop- ment of the new technology that has enhanced the effi- ciency of Canadian agricul- ture in the past. "It will be even more im- portant in the he said. Student art to be shown A student art show will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 15 at Agnes Davidson School. The free public display, in the school's gymnasium, will feature work by students from Grades 1 to 6. Paintings, sculpture ard three-dimen- sional works are included IB the project. House buyers do not pay commission The president of the Real Estate Board of Lethbridge explains how real estate agents are paid in the sale of a house. Role of the real estate agent By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer Contrary to some beliefs, house buyers do not pjy com- missions to real estate agenls, says Ian Hamilton, president of the Lethbridge Real Estate Board. The person selling prop- erty pays the real estate agent's commission there is no charge to prospective buyers. The commissions are based on 6 per cent ti the selling price on the first ol value and 3 per cent of the value exceeding for an exclusive listing, An exclusive listing where only cme company has the right to sell the r.ropertv. Under the raultip'.c listing Hirvice the cominis- fim on sales is per on the first ar.d 5 per cent on amount 11 excess of SSD.fliV) sn MLS sale. 41; per rent fX'5; lo the per- mit in the UMtr and 'iLf-ba'f pr cent to the real hoard. The Jx-lhbTjfJr? tate Board has 165 members to work on the sale cf a prop- erty. The only turi2 a buyer pays a commission to an agent is in the case where a company an agent to obtain sonu lai'd or land and build- ings for retting up a business. Mr. Hamilton. While a house buyer does rot pay in agent's commission directly, he does indirectly, in whole cr in part. Say a person wants for hiiise. The rca3 estate agent takes 7.6 per cent of UTS amounting Jo adds that to the S30.QOO and lists tbe house for sale at -TOO If the agent can sell the for the listed price, he would rcCPivo 7 cent or S2.2M in and the house owner would re- ceive for bis Under MLS 1 r'Je. '-Hjfi. 1h? ager.t i receive ,n the agent wno list- ed the hrwsc would receive and the real estate board receive SI 61 50 If a person desires to sell his house through a real es- tate agent, rather than trying to sell it privately, he con- tacts the agent of his choice. He can either give the agent an exclusive listing or request that the listing go on MLS immediately. He can a'y.i give the agent an cxciushr listing for a set period of tiir.a and request that the house go on MLS after that lime if the bouse is not sold. The agent checks the house over, measures the rcoms. appraises its value, erects a For Sale sign, takes for the MLS and reports V irformalion to the board oi- fice. Advertisements are placed in the newspaper and in cases en toleMMtrn ar.rt radio. An MLS often means several different ne-