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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, April 18, 1970. 1 // You Ask PA e.. .. . by RIC SWIHART ,TTHE Alberta demerit point system, irttroduced to the motoring : public by the department of highways April l is a modern, up-to-date took at one of society biggest ills - the unsafe motorist. The government set up a series of offences and then set varying points to be levied for violation, with a total of 15 needed for suspension of a driving licence. I fully support the system but feel there is not enough power in it to truly safeguard the citizens. Failing to remain at the scene of an accident is the most severe offence handled by the system with seven demerit points, while improper turning or failing to signal mean a penalty of only twopoints. Living in Fort Macleod means about 70 miles driving each work day, both day and night. One learns to appreciate good driving habits, for example most truckers. ? ? ? For my money, the government slipped up when assessing points for some of the offenses listed under the act. When I see a beat-up, smoking, "six-banger," loaded with children attempt to pass on a solid line, it is not long before I'm in chills and cold sweat appears. For this offence, three points. Impeding a passing vehicle is not only bothersome, but dangerous. For this, three points. Failure to stop for a school bus takes the mentality of a cabbage but it happens. Imagine a child leaving a school bus for his home and then having his headprint on the hood .of a car. For this, four points. In the past few years, several buses have been hit by trains at level crossings. Luckily, the school population' has not been bit bard, with only "a few" killed. For this failure to stop before crossing the tracks, five points. Tailgating, or following a car too closely, is the cause of chain - reaction accidents. Even if only one car is involved with the tailgater, it's too much. Imagine a Lawrence Welk accordian, auto style. For this sight, four points. Stunting with cars should be left to the dare-devils. Power turns on ice can get out  of control with the same, ease as a jack-knife start from a school Intersection. Again, showing off prevails over mentality - a child stepping off a comer, run over by one attempting to "beat tin gun off the line." For this sight, three points. One could go on and on but I think the weakness in the point evaluation is clear. Some people drive as though they think nothing will happen to them. The adage "let them go, if they kill themselves so what" is not the best. Instead, take them off the roads. Too often they don't kill themselves but some innocent person. When did It stop being a privilege to drive on roads in the best country in the world? , Fish And Game Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association will be held Monday. The meeting will be in the ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 clubrooms on 9th Ave. S., and starts at 8 p.m. . There wil be a report on last weekend's spring banquet and dance. Among awards made at the banquet were certificates of merit to Bill Nummi, Frank Dean and Brian Allen. ADMISSIONS During the first quarter of ,1970 there were 1,709 people admitted into the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL AT HOME IN SPARE TIME If you are 17 or over and have dropped out of tehool, write for FREE LESSONS and FREE booklet - tells howl THE FASTEST AND MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO GET A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. Prepare to write Dept. of Education or College Entrance Examination!. For free book "How to finish High School at Home" NAME........................______.............. ADDRESS......................................... NATIONAL COLLEGE (ALTA.) 424 6th Ave. S.E., CALGARY PHONE 262-4867 A CANADIAN SCHOOL, Make Driving a Pleasure Again! <0^t Replace Your Worn Shock Absorbers With DELCO PLEASURIZERS THEY RESTORE THE SMOOTH GOING, IMPROVE HANDLING AND CONTROL. YOU NEED THE PLEASUR1ZER HD IF YOU . . .  Travel unusually bumpy or rutted roads.  Wont more positive ride control for severe heavy duty service. IF YOU HAUL HEAVY LOADS OR TOW A TRAILER YOU NEED. DELCO PLEASUR-UFTS A . true levelling device that keeps your car on an even keel without sacrificing riding comfort or safety, completely air-adjustable-as easy cs filling a tire. ENJOY THE SUPER CONVENIENCE OF DELCO POWER-PAC Lets You Dial the Pressure You Need From the Driver's Seat. SEE US TODAY BENY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE GM PARTS DISTRIBUTOR 2nd Ave and 8th Street S. Phone 327-3147 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK - Mayor Andy Anderson, seated, signs the proclamation declaring April 19-25 as Chamber of Commerce week in Lethbridge. Looking on Wilf Bowns, left, manager of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, Douglas Clark, centre, chairman in charge of chamber week activities and Jack Lakie, chamber president. Special events for the week include a panel on taxation Sunday, 12 noon on TV Channel 13, a meeting with city council Tuesday and speaking appointments by chamber members at various service clubs in the city. Merry Widow Has First Run Sunday By JOAN BOWMAN * Herald Entertainment Writer Lethbridge audiences and Catholic Central High School's production of The Merry Widow get their first look at each other Sunday at the Yates Memorial Centre. The $3,000 production-every red penny hopefully to come out of box office receipts - opens to a student audience at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Monday is a breathing space. With Tuesday arrives the first of three public performances. Behind the play there's been an underlying long-range plan by producer-director Maureen Melling. The school's first musical, Chonita, in 1968. had a number of Grade 10 students in the cast. Mrs. Melling was assistant director. For Brigadobn, the 1969 show, CCHS was trying a more ambitious work and! using more lavish sets and costumes. The cast numbered! in its midst those former Grade 10 students, now one year older, wiser arid more experienced on stage. Mrs. Melling directed the show. With The Merry Widow, the school has advanced to a light opera, the students have two plays behind them and Mrs. Melling has advanced to her present dual role. Next week's audience will be seeing the results of those years, plus more than six month's work in the present school year. The play was selected in early October by Mrs. Melling, musical director Sister Mary Guthro and CCHS principal Stan Sawicki. Students with the 15 speaking roles began by taking creative drama classes with Mrs. Melling, twice a week, up to the end of January. According to her definition, creative drama "uses stage effects and techniques to release people, in body, voice and mind, into a creative situation." What this may amount to is a pairing off of students, all seated on the floor. One of each pair is given an emotion to portray, largely1 through facial expression. The partner is then expected to .deduce what the emotion is. Colors may constitute the idea to be expressed (sort of an exercise in "thinking blue.") Mrs. Melling said as sessions continue, partners can pick out the right color 90 per cent of the time. Once the students can express main reactions their roles are integrated into the . creative drama classes. Full-scale rehearsals, in the school's gym, started in February with the musical director working with the leads, and choreographer Cathy Whepley, a CCHS secretarial staff member, taking the dancers on their appointed light fantastics. The production was to have used an orchestra of about 13, but young instrumentalists would not show up for practices. Wilfred Woolhouse, South minster Church's organist-choirmaster, who was to conduct, decided to call it off. The pit orchestra now comprises three instruments - organ, and piano, with violin accompanying. The set and costumes, about 100 of them, were designed by Lethbridge artist Caifihy Evins The construction has been bandied by about 17 teacher-supervisors, backstage student-workers and parents. Mrs. Melling refers to them as the "backstage legion." The operetta, an updated form of the Franz Lehar work, is packed with well - known songs, all of them gilded with a romantic flavor: Delia, Merry Widow Waltz, I'm Going to Maxme's. And the plot is equally romantic: a wealthy widow gives up her riches for love. Mrs. Melling, a native of Stirling, Scotland, came to directing in a round-about fashion. Educated in a convent school and trained in speech, she has a bachelor of science, with a major in the decidedly non-stage subject of chemistry. Wife of Dr. Tom Melling, a Lethbridge surgeon, she taught chemistry and mathematics at CCHS for three years until her family - four children -grew too large. The Melling's amrived in Lethbridge in 1966, and Mrs. Melling said she loves the Prairies- so "open, wide and free" - but just as keen is she on the students she directs. Fifty students turned' up for the 15 speaking parts, and the TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely the monument to honor your loved ones. We will be pleased to assist you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS "We Have Been Satisfying Customers For Over 60 Years" 325 8th St. S., Lethbridge Phone 327-3920 35 who didn't get the roles apparently took it in their stride. "I didn't see any evidence of bad feeling," she said. Students' rare moments of temperament during rehearsals can be "turned aside with humor." "Teen-agers respond away beyond the stimulus you give them. They are like all adults should be." Stelco Purchases Coal From Kaiser The steel company of Canada Ltd. (Stelco) in Hamilton, Ontario, will purchase about 200,-000 tons of coal from Kaiser Resources Ltd. mines in B.C. it was announced recently. The coal will come from Kaiser's strip minding operation near Sparwood, B.C. A statement from the steel company said the coal purchase was the first it had made in Western Canada. The coal will be converted to coke and used as fuel in the firm's blast furnace at Hamilton. Tests have shown a satisfactory type of coke can be pro- duced when Western Canadian coal is mixed with regular coal. Gene Clemzner, manager of industrial and public relations for Kaiser Resources Ltd., said Kaiser is looking for affl the Canadian domestic markets it can get. Mr. Clemmer also said most of the coal Stelco has been purchasing has come from the United States. i The price of the coal purchased by Stelco from Kaiser was not released. It will be shipped by rail and ship during 1970. Farmer Resident Promoted Captain Kenneth T. Mayne, formerly of Lethbridge, has been promoted to the rank of major in the Canadian Armed Forces. Major Mayne is currently posted to the CFB North Bay, Ontario, in the 22nd NORAD Region Control Centre training section.  Fellowships To South Students Five southern Albertans were successful candidates in the recent Canada Council's- annual doctoral fellowships competitions. . They are! R. G. Crawford, Burdett; M. E. N. Chatten, Coleman; A. G. Meech and B. M. Young, Lethbridge; and B. K. Averill, Medicine Hat. Worth up to $5,500 each, the grants go to train Canadian scholars for careers in university teaching and research in the social sciences and humanities. Horsemanship Courses This Summer At College Horses and horsemanship have arrived at the Lethbridge Community College, and officials say they're there to stay. Starting April 27 and lasting throughout the summer, the college's school of continuing education will offer special horsemanship courses, with 10 sessions of 2% hours each for every course - 25 hours of total instruction. Topics will include grooming the horse, care of. the horse, posture and; dress, tack and shoeing, ailments of the horse, riding and game skills. About 20 of the 25 hours will be spent riding and grooming. Fees, including horses, will be $17.50 per session - and participants may take part in more than one session at a time if they wish, on payment of additional tuition fees. Program emphasis will be changed to suit the desires of the student: Each section will be limited to 20 persons, and registrations can be made at the college at any time, although early registrants will have the best selection of times open to them. The college plans to buy its own horses-50 or more-and! stable thern near the city. Sections scheduled so far are as follows. . , � Twice-w e e k 1 y: (five weeks duration) Section A, April 27 to June 1, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Section B, April 28 to May 28, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m. , Onee-week 1 y: (10 weeks duration) Section; C, May l to July 3, Fridays, 6.lo 8:30 p.m.; Section D, May 2 to July 4, Saturdays, 10 a.im. to 12:30 p.m., 12:30 to 3 p.m.; Section E, May 2 to July 4, Saturdays 12:30 to 3:00 pjn.; Section F, May 2 to July 4, Saturdays, 3 to 5:30 p.m.; Section G, May. 2 to July 4, Saturdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Daily: Section H, June 1 to, June 12, 2 to 4:30 p.m. each day; Section J, June 15 to June 26, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon; Section K, June 15 to June 26, 2 to 4:30 p.m. . i � .. Special: Section L, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for two weeks, June 15 to June 30, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Prior to his North Bay posting, he served as instructor at the Manual Controller School, CFB Mont Apica, Que. . His parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mayne live in Lethbridge. BUSINESS JOTTINGS Elmer Ferguson, manager of Prebuilt Manufacturing lid. Lethbridge, was elected a director of Canadian Mobile Home and Travel Association at the association's annual meeting held in Winnipeg recently. He was one of six directors chosen from across Canada. Transportation? A good leasing plan releases capM, looks after maintenance and mm-ance, eliminates unexpected bills, provides dependable, late model tnm-portation. For a better leasing pits)- any number of can or trucks-cat our Leasing Manager., CHRYSLER LEASING CARS TRUCKS Tte sign of better teasing FRED KING ,v LEASING LTD. ROY A. MelNTOSH . Lease Manager . "KING'S CORNER'f. 3rd Ave. at 11th St. S. Phone 327-1566 H3CMN'7O||BClT*7OB|B0.r*7O!  IT*OUR f BIRTH- 1 DAY! CELEBRATING M 'SEVENTY seepage 7