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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Auguit 1973 City police join search for girls City police and RCMP of- ficers in the Lethbridge sub- division have joined a wide- spread search for two Mon- tana girls who may have been kidnapped last week. Karen and Jessi- ca Westphal have been mis- sing from their homes since July 31. Marion is about 25 miles southwest of Kalispell. The Flathead County Sher- iff's department has issued an all-points bulletin through the eight-state and four-prov- ince area bordering Montana. Police forces in Alberta have received the bulletin and are on the look- out for the two girls and a suspected abductor. The girls were last seen talking to a young man in a older pick up a short distance the Marion store where their bicycles were found. Flathead County Curt said the truck is believed to be either a Chev or GMC in rela- tively good condition. Karen Tyler is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes and wears glasses. She was last seen wearing green and purple striped slacks and tennis shoes. Jessica Westphal has brown hair and hazel eyes and was last seen wearing faded pink- striped slacks. The driver of the truck has been described as being in his early about five 10 inches and weighing about 135 pounds. He wears light brown possibly tied in a and was wearing a white blue and a bandana. Sheriff Snyder said he be- lieves the girls may have been kidnapped because dis- appeared without a have followed up doz- ens of leads and everything has come up he said. The day after the girls were reported a number of bloodhound search dogs were brought to the Marion area by FBI investigating ttw disappearance. The dogs reportedly follow- ed a trail of scent for a short distance from the but the trail ended at a nearby road where the girls had been seen talking to the truck driv- er. Anyone having any infor- mation about the two girls are asked to contact Leth- bridge city police or tlw RCMP. Could groiv to junior high M ___ V ____ ouia groiv to junior nign Go on Paterson school project By JIM GRANT tober so the call for tenders it had the project rede- a junior high school when in- The corridor connectin By JIM GRANT Herald Writer Architects were given the go-ahead Friday by the Leth- bridge public school trustees to prepare filial working plans and specifications for the renovation and expansion of the Gilbert Paterson School. construction- is not likely to begin this year. Local architects Lurie and Neufeld told the trustees final plans won't likely be available until the end of Oc- tober so the call for tenders won't be issued at least until that time. The project was delayed in June because the Lethbridge Public School Board faced a deficit of an amount over and above the depart- ment of education's contribu- tion to the project. The deficit was just a little under half the cost of the project. Because the board felt it couldn't afford to meet the deficit at the present tax it had the project rede- signed to meet a reduced def- icit of and forward- ed the revised project plans for the approval of the school building board in Edmonton. The school budding board approved the revised project in a July 31 letter to the trustees and in addition of- fered maximum support of per square foot within provisions of the school building regulations provided the local board voted in favor of using the school as Trustees approve 1-year preschool experiment a junior high school when in- creased enrolment warrants it. The trustees passed the motion Friday after board secretary treasurer M. V. Crumley informed them en- rolment patterns project that the Gilbert Paterson School will likely be a junior high school in two years. The difference between the present school building board offer of SJ.6.25 per square foot over its previous offer of a square foot will reduce the deficit by or depending on the final the archi- tects informed the meeting. The trustees also approved the necessary steps required in redesigning the original proposal into the revised project plan. The library will now be on the ground floor rather than on the second floor level. RICK ERVIN photo Stealing the spotlight Nine-year-old Susan Draffin of 2703 21st Ave. S. might have been They just have to get into my The leprechauns stealing the clock- wise from Brock and Todd both of 1505 13th Ave. Rick of 1503 10A Ave. and Charles of 1409 IDA Ave. S. more fat in the The Lethbridge Public School Board approved a preschool services project Friday to be operated on an experimental basis for one year. The project is designed to enrich family life of all chil- dren but puts particular em- phasis on children coping with physical or mental handicaps. It will commence this fall if government ap- proval is obtained. The provincial govern- ments' early childhood ser- vices proposal review com- mittee assessed the locsl board's application in July The corridor connecting the wings on the second floor will not be built. Board su- perintendent Dr. 0. P. Lar- son suggested a corridor could be built at a later time if it should be found neces- sary to join the wings. It was also proposed that the stage in the new gym- nasium Ire omitted and the industrial arts area added by new construction rather than by renovation in the present gymnasium. The proposal was delayed until the board had a chance to meet with city council for approval of the changes. The city has entered Mo an agreement with the board to make the nexv addition to the Gilbert Paterson School a fa- cility and will participate in meeting the costs of the ex- cess space in the new gym- nasium complex Gov't wasn't bluffing after all By JEVI GRANT Herald Staff Writer Alberta universit'es assum- ed the provincial government just making a political statement when it claimed the universities would never get a budget increase as great as the 9.4 per cent in- crease allotted for the 1973-74 says the president the University of Lethbridge. The increase for 1974-75 is about 7.4 per cent and for 1975-76 about 5.3 per cent. Dr. W. E. Beckel suggests was not our job to beEeve that statement... it was our job to re-assess the financial needs of the and present a budget that would still allow the universities to do the we feel they should be He was reacting Friday to a statement made by Ad- vanced Education Minis t e r Jim Foster who said in an interview he warned the uni- versities when he became minister of advanced educa- tion that increases would dim- inish. the universities didn't believe the rate of. increase going said Mr. Foster. of the chan- cellors were incredulous when they heard for Both the universities of Al- berta and Calgary have pro- tested the budget hand e d down saying Province agrees to pay for removing old cars The province will pay for the removal of all automo- biles off the Marshall Auto Wreckers Ltd. the city has been informed. The coulee top Marshall yard full of rusted derelict old cars and at 208 2nd St. is to be developed into a parking lot and a new park in conjunction with the downtown redevelop scheme. Lethbridge economic devel- op officer D. S. says the government help was announced in a com- munication from the depart- ment of the environment and an official verification of the government's move is expect- ed from Environment Minis- ter Bill Yurko. The move could save the city up to in the rede- velopment of the Marshall Mr. O'Connell says. Whoop-Up society historians to visit Writing On Stone The annual summer tour of the Whoop Up Country Chapter of the Historical So- ciety of Alberta will be held Aug. 19 in Writing On Stone Provincial Park. The trip will take the form of a chartered bus tour through the park. A bus will leave the Civic Centre parking lot at 10 a.m. returning to Lethbridge abtirt p.m. Persons interested in taking the trip are advised to phono 328-6455 and leave their name and phone number. A full busload or busloads of per- sons will be needed to make 'the charter worthwhile. Cost of the charter Is per person and those making the tour are advised to bring along a bag lunch. programs and services would be cut. The University of L e t fa- bridge's reaction was more subdued than its counterparts to the north. It called the budget adequate under pres- ent conditions but does not allow any opportunity for development. Dr. Beckel says the gov- ernment must understand if the budgets are cut then the level of services must decrease and if it is willing to reduce services then value of the university in the community is not as high as The universities have al- ready gone through three years of austerity and really is no more fat in He he said. Considering all the things the major universities do is almost nothing tiey spend money on that isn't to the community and the he adds. The government may take a look at some of the pro- grams and admit that they're but it may question whether they're really a part of the univer- sity's role in society. University research institu- tions will be the first to suf- fer if the universities discover they can't operate within the budget allotted by the gov- he speculates. don't agree with what the government is but I do understand why it's doing Dr. Beckel con- cludes. Mr. Foster says Alberta universities have themselves to blame if they cannot cope with a reduction. A slowdown in grant in- creases is necessary to bring services more in line with stu- dent he explain- ed. There has been a slight in- crease in student enrolment over the last five years and during the same period grants have increased 50 per cent to million from mil- lion. Mr. Foster said the new budget is designed to give the department and the universities time to work out a formula on which long- term budgets can be based. hope for a formula that will be operative in 1975- 76. Maybe in 1975-76 we can provide a four-year plan or an even longer AfiSxjugh the budget sn- nounced this week is fixed over a three-year it was likely an increase in en- rolment could result in a re- he said. Establishment of new pro- such as the law school at the University of also could prompt a buii- get review at the university involved. and withheld financial back- ing until certain concerns in the proposal were met. In a board committee meeting Friday the trustees approved a letter to be sent to the provincial committee answering some of the ques- tions it asked about the local board's project. In the latter to the com- mittee F. G. di- rector of pupil personnel ser- vices for the local board.in- formed the ECS committee that the local advisory com- mittee of the preschool ser- vices project will name four parents to the committee after the first meeting. Com- munity organizations will also be represented on the advisory committee. A school health nurse will be assigned to provide physi- cal examinations of each treatment for preven- tive healtjh home liaison between teach- er and parent and referrals to medical it was stated in the letter. The letter also suggests the projected program will have as one of its goals parental involvement which includes parent discussion and participation in the classroom and visits to the home by the teacher. The total budget for the program is which in- cludes the hiring of a teach- er and a teacher the cost of consultant supplies and equipment and renovations to the building. On the basis of 20 children in the the ECS grants would total approxi- mately If the pro- gram attracts more than the estimated 20 children the budget will be increased by S695 a says board su- perintendent Dr. 0. P. Lar- son. The trustees proposed to reduce the cost by obtaining help of speech speech reading diag- nosticians and homebound already working in the public to per- form the professional con- sulting. Cosl.s could also be re- duced by limiting supplies and equipment and renova- the trustees suggested. The board will then be faced with meeting the dsfi- cit over and above the grants and expressed intentions to do if the grants are ap- proved. The board became involved in the preschool services project in May when the parents association of the project for learning and lan- guage problems asked it to take over a pre-school pro- gram for handicapped chil- dren. The association suggested that the school board had the back-up such as staff psychologists and thera- which could make the program more successful. The when making the claimed that up to 15 per cent of pre-school children h a ve emotional or learning dis- orders. The program operated out of a classroom at General Stewart School during the last school term. Convicted car thief jailed on drug charge An IS year old former Lethbridge man now serving a two-year jail term for car theft was sentenced Friday to two less one on a charje of possession cf MDA. for the purposes of traf- ficking. The sentence will run con- current with the previous sen- tence handed down in provin- cial court May 31. Court was told that Gary Stephen Grant was arrested April 26 when ROMP found he was carrying 95 capsules of MDA. Outstanding charges of es- caping lawful custody and po- ssession of a narcotic the purposes of trafficking were withdrawn Friday. A 26 year old Richard Young was fined on a charge cf driving with a blood-alcohol level in excess of .08 after the court was told he collided with an AGT several guard forced several cars off the gave police a fabe name after he was and did nat hold a valid driv- er's licence. The incident occurred Aug. 4 near on Highway 5. At one a civilian wit- ness clocked Deaflad at speeds in excess of 90 mph. Provincial Judge A. H. El- ford refused Daaflad's request for time to pay and prohibit- ed him from driving for six months. In default of pay- the sentence carries a 45-day jail term. Sask. is about 135 miles east of Saskatoon. 2 injured Two Lethbridge were treated for undetermined in- juries and released from St. Michael's Hospital early this morning following a two- vehicle collision in the city at a.m. The Robert War- 1919 8th Ave. and Charles 219 7th Ave. were passengers in the vehicle driven by Ed- ward P. of Taber. The Henley vehicle collided With a vehicle driven by David A. of Ray- at the intersection of' lOlh Avenue ar.d 9th Street S. Vehicle damage is esti- mated at Making way for feedlot iwaybacked farm remnants of a time whan farming was a way of life and not necessarily a will bt torn down to make way for a feedlot. The belonging to Herb U located two miles southeast of Uthbridge. ;