Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
30 THl UTHBRIOGF ilCSAlD Antll 19. 1972----------- cf-iintcract dninfft'nrss storied Chileans are excessive drinkers By VAl.KHIi; FKHCVSON London Observer Service President Salvador AllennV? has launched an intensive cam- paign lo count erad (It unkini- ness In Chile, over one million of thu nine million pop- ulation drink "in excess" and nearly arc chronic alco- holics Drunkenness account? for 10 per cent of fr.mic accident. per cent c-i industrial in- juries a qiuuiev of ihe number of suicide.-, .iccording to a report from the Chilean health ministry. This also state? thai 36.-i per cvni o( menial he.'psul and ns per ot tuluMvulosis cases arc caused hy driuk Chile? Uu1 .second highest inciiloiux1 of in I ho world. o.CLvrted only liy France whorp, in (he President Mcndcs [''nines1 tried In tackle tlic snmo problem. Chile, like France, is >i uinc producing CLUinlry. lU'NMNXi IlA'tTLi; Foi' President Allendc. cov- ing with a battle i-.i Conpros.- be-iwcon the opposi- tion majority nrd his ruling 1 L'nidarl popular wing real Uion. unpopular nrn burn to impose. In a bill cur- rent ly hcfore vine- arc exempted from gov- ern mem expropriation nu'as- ures and (hose making t h o i r own wine li i c h ol them do arc to he incorpor- ated into a mixed economy. Landowner? awl unions i have Jin interest in maintaining I Ihe hiph level of production: at (he last cotml 300.000 are em- ployed in the production and distributive side? ol the inclus- try. Taxation would he nnivci'- sally unpopular Even before the Spanish con- Oucle oil exploration (o bo spurred CALGARY 'CP> An incen- tive allowable and an increase1 in ihe minimum production nllouimce ha? been granted by the A Iberia Energy Resources Conservation Ilorml to help spur exploration and development for crucic oil. The board's decision was in partial response 10 an applica- tion by the Independent Petro- leum Association of Canada for (he provision of a discovery al- lowable. IPAC asked that oil pools discovered since May 1, 1969, be granted a discovery allow- able ran pi im horn so barrels 3 day tor wells of less than feet tn iflfi barrels ;i for wells between ll.ii'U and 12.000 ifi-l, The board allowed 2S barrel? a day [or the shallow wells, in- creasing to -M barrel? a clay for the deeper ones. It increased the minimum allowance in its crude oil pror- niion pl.ii] by 50 per cent for shallow v.ells. lie IT easing to cent lor the deepest wells. This means thai wells under ?.000 [m in depth would re- i ceivf.1 a minimum allowance ot l.i barrels; a day instead o( 10 now allotcd. The incentive, allowable and the revised minimum allow- ances become etfecilve June 1. DODGERS' NEW SUPERSTAR Frank Robinson, one of base- ball's biggest ilars, was the key man la it fall in oni: of ihe gnme'i rnoul el cc.1 n tying I'udei. Iri NYeeksnd Mage z Rocky's life as n Koyal Cana- dian Mounted Police dog is al- most, over- Til a few he could be living in comfortable retirement at Ihc uaicrfrotit Immc of liis I m a s t e r, Cpl. Dale Marino, at I Departure Day, B.C. lint if standard 11CMP policy i prevails. Rocky will be jus! like thc viclims he found in his last big case. The policy is that when a lice dog lias lived out his use- fulness, he must he destroyed. Cpl. Marino has askrd Ihe force to spare the nine year- old German Shepherd and al- 1 low him lo keep the clog as a The request is. now being re- viewed by Ihe RCMF's Victoria headquarters and Cpl. Marino's [commanding officer, Supt. Jim Nelson, said tic hopes n deci- sion be reached in thc next weeks 'SOLVES CHHIKS i Rocky lias helped lo solve dozens of crimes, including sev- eral bizarre murders. He has tracked down suspects, dug up evidence, sniffed out d r u g caches, cr.ught escaped con- victs and located missing per- 50'IS. Cpl. Marino said nL least 11 I persons owe I li c i r lives to Rooky. I His lasl job was finding the bodies of four persons who died in an avalanche last week on Whistler Mountain, 70 miles north of Vancouver. SupL Nelson said the policy of 1 destroying police dogs on re- tirement has been standard lor many years. He said that because of its training, it would he difficult to give the dog to anyone other Llian his master. And if the master is training a new dog, as Cpl. Mnrino is. the old dog mifilit detract from Ihe now dog's value. don'l want to appear to be cold about it. anxious to give these dogs the great recognition they deserve, but there are Supl. Nelson said there .ire circumslnnccs in a (log- master mitfht bo allowed In keep his charge as a example, if lie were leaving HIP i clog section for somti other brancli of the force. Cpl. Al a r i n o. however. Is scheduled to start training his new dog May 15 at the IICMP lUig school aL Innisfnil, Alia. Supt. Nelson himself is one of Rocky's strongest admirers. "I can't tell yuu in words how much this dog has lie said. English youngsters are poor Tiy PETER WIJJJY London Observer Service LONDON English Ll-year- olrls RFC worse at reading now lhan they were eight years ago. A survey ot 7.000 children in schools, carried out by Uio Jecls like hlslory and geogra- phy. By equipping children inadequately with Llie (unda-. mental tools of learning, leach- ors who do not "push" children into reading may actually make iL more difficull lo operate dis- INFORM BSAGE ABOUT YOUR ACREAGE, FARM, SUMMER COTTAGE OR COUNTRY il! National Foundation [or Educa-! covcry mclhods. In all ways. Cional Research, shows lluil Hie nii'.y play into tlic linmlf ol traditionsli.sls who wish lo discredit modem education. average ll-ynar-old is four moaths hehinri his 19CI counter- purt. Among 15-year-olds, there has heen no improve- ment since 1961. One in 30 of liut. lo n certain degree, tha poor reading results in the sur- vey simply indicate a change, Ihis group could read no littler rnlljpr than just worsening, lhan the average nine-year-olci of educational aims, in 1930 Ihercby falling iulo I Today's English pr I m a r y the odicial "semi literate" schools cover a much wider classification. range of subjects than they did During (he past decade more -0 years Most 11-5 ear-old money than ever has been pour- ed into English schools; teach- ers have been more higlily- traincd and class sizes have been reduced. Why, then, has a steady improvement in read- ing ability shown helween 1918 now have some understanding of science, many have already started on foreign languages, and some have undertaken de- tailed projects on such jccts as transport in Ihcir local community. This inevitably leaves 1 c s s and IMl not continued? Traditionalists in English cd- Ume lor intensive instruclion in ucalion have seized this oppor- reading and writing as such, lunily to attack "progressive" Bill children may lie better at leaching methods in prim a r y "sillS scientific terms, lor ox- schools. Instead of sitting silent and still in rows of desks. amnle, and the survey tests are unlikely lo measure this new un- watching the teacher writing on derstanding. the blackboard, the children are i .Some experls believe telcvi- j now encouraged to follow tlicir fim has had a major influence. own inclinations. They work in A child js nmv more likely lo i small groups and are allowed a fee his parents watching tote- LAID! Now's the time to call AGT about phone service to your "place in the All new out-of-town phone lines are under- ground cable which must be buried before the winter season. So, we must plan well ahead to give you service this year. Don't delay! Call AGT Now about country telephone service! And tell them when you'll need it. degree of choice about what they do. They are guided, not forced, into learning situations. They arc not (old tilings by the teacher, they discover things for themselves. This means n much more flexible and less 1 authoritarian classroom orgcn- 'zation. It is possible to adopt a simi- Inr approach lo reading. The CALL YOUR LOCAL AGT BUSINESS OFFICE IN LETHBRIDGE AT 328-5551 ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES vision than reading hooks or magazines. His first perceptions of the world ouLside his homo and immediate locality wilt through the screen. The hod- time story is dying out. Chil- dren are, therefore, less in- clined to regard reading as an essential means of learning and discovery. IL is perfectly pos- sible for them lo he aware am! child is noi forcer] lo rcatl when j informed without ever picking lie doesn't want to do so. up n lnnjk. say some modern teachers, uu- Some would argue that leach- til lie wanls lo discover some- ers ought lo spend more Uma thing then lie will want lo on the use of visual media, read and it will he easier lo Others, however, would contend (fiat dominance of telcvi- in the home should lead to (each him, Thi.s ignores the role which ilsc-H UIILJ, an even moiv vij'rjrrjus phy in desire sis jrndjiij: in ilu- sohouls. (or knoulctl.t-e and UK- dan- And would .say, should fjer of thc child not lo not when ehild read until he is loo far bchi nil i learned to In [he lechnit-al to cntch up Inil in our (ekvi.sual I any case, were never j intended lo apply to reading J Discovery methods were orig- inally planned as alternatives to the emphasis on grammar In Lho modern school cmfilit lo l f crusader for literacy (n adulthood. For if children arc; Uiufiht this funrla- skill instead of being left lo ''discover" it. Hie and spelling In English and on j world will he open to Ihcir riis- 1 facts and. rote learning in sub- en very. Fislieriucn earn 'pcanuls1 fCP) The crew of Ihe 60 fonl. halibut i boat Snowfall sailed into port last week weary from a five- j week voyage (o Ihe storm- whipped Bcriiif! Sea. They sold Ihcir calch ol l-i.221 pounds of halihut for (in cents a pound, considered R near-record price by fisher- men. They would have mnde more money jusl by staying home. About worth of the catch went lo pay for tnsl Rear and the Iwal share Sl.fiuO against of lea- ving to be splij, among Ihn six members of Ihe crew, j After all deductions had heen made for food nnol lodging, in- surance and taxes, there was little left for the take-home cheque. Thc largest cVictiun amounted to for the five weeks of hard labor. Thc smallest was for S2l.ro. If the fishermen had stayed at homo, smifj and warm, they have qualified for about fiflfl in unemployment Insur- ance, benefits. Thc voyage was a gambta lhal failed. Had they caught a raparily load of 70.000 pounds of halibut, lhc share per man might have reached S4.000. Skippor Ocorffe Kreslnick reportcxl that the weather was appalling ice leaving only nnrrow fishing ground north nf thc Aleutian Islands. Catchc.s, which liavt fallen off sharply In recent years, wcro reported to he at an all time low.