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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta IS THE LtTHMIDOI HIRALO Augutt 1973 I-J Steady employment fflVJ within walking distance -of their homes may production garment replace Peigans' job _0 J O I J. uncertainty and boredom HOPS TO By JIM production phase of Croweagle says the Herald Staff operation. Production plans for worker with the Peigan is very are doing than expected. operation call for about the garment expected them to be The Peigan Reserve of 22 Peigan 10 pair a day at the dians are determined to of their training period the concept of tha production manager they're already making v rural town is not one male department of a While many small and 20 is attempting to women are making nity business centres are the major airline now but will even- ing a slow financial cutting mechanic in Canada to tually be making the wheels of industrial for cutting passenger seat work and traditional duction are just beginning according to the Peigan factory apparel. turn at and repairing all look FPPFR PRF.XS Instead of waking machines and to Mr. rctfii f ncjoiy morning under a cloud of the bid for the Peigan band has ob- uncertainty and possible production each airline seat covers is a clipper press for the several Peigan the seamsters will be the factory will handicraft assem- dians may find steady for sewing a them line to cut the animal ployment within walking of the overall into the various handi- tance of their one worker seat cover job patterns on a mass pro- Providing the new source the leg-seams on a help beca-use it scale. financial life for the slacks while another the factory the press and the skill- is a garmert designed to produce everything from airline seat covers the pockets. The Peigan workers are being trained by one of we attempt to sell major garment marketing companies on buying our the wholesale cost to the prospective retail outlets in Alberta and B.C. all types of clothing find an Indian handicraft most knowledgeable garment factory he said. Mr. Fredericks says be very competitive and retailers make a pretty sembly line for the mass production of traditional Indian decorative who recently resigned from his position with the Arrow Shirt Company after on the large passenger jets last about three months because of mark he said. A sales team will leave the reserve this month to locate Programs to train factory 3jxl 3SS6niibly line of and extensive dry-cleaning so the garment outlets interested in selling the Peigan handi- STG now in. operation snd would be guaranteed mid-September the factory's initial production is formerly of and now amount of production throughout the year. Prospects for sales of band hopes the Industrial handicraft assembly line and the y 1 in a mobile trailer line's Indian factory are the first says he is products are not several industrial develop- THREE be working in Western to locate on the Peigan ReserVe. The garment factory is open to anybody ing developed in decided to throw it industrial is willing to talk about and go west because 16-week any type of in- Six workers are involved tired of the rat concludes in the on the he phase a 10-week of September and period designed to turn says it is are in a prime location skilled labor into skilled is a distinct sales are obtained the railway and a ma- sters of every type of the pace of everyday time. If retail outlets highway servicing the ing apparel and Western Canada that production and a river running he to be he Phase two will offer Fredericks first 16 women training and water will also Same training to 15 Western Canada last program are learning put in by next summer workers with the a holiday trip to Indian handicraft if the admin- trained phase-one workers tvro sons in B.C. and an assembly line and shopping com- sisting the instructor impressed he decided individually making is built the town will be the his job and sell as they have done attractive to prospective The third stage is the in be adds. Musical production tickets Those tickets to the Allied Arts Council musical West Side Story are selling at a pace according to Leister's Music. West Side Story begins a five-day run at the Yates Cen- tre August 21. may be purchased at Leister's or at the Yates box.office after p.m. on the night of each perform- ance. RICK ERVIN pboro Salvage from demolition won't be sold by city The city has decided to stop selling salvage material from the buildinp to be demolish- ed in the downtown redevel- opment area. No more salvage will be done other than for the city's own requirements because tha demolition work is due to bagbi aborUy. as it is probable that final demolition will be done on a commercial it is likely that the public will be able to negotiate with the contractor for any salvage materials that are then avail- a city hall news re- Out of service It ii not uncommon for telephone users to wont to take their frustrations out on the phone but it's doubtful revenge was on Paul Kostiuk's mind Tuesday night. Mr. of was driving north on 13th Street and while trying to iturn onto 6th Avt. glanced off the left front fender of a car stopped at skidded 35 feet onto smashed the phone booth and flipped over. The car to reit on the lawn in front of St. Basil's Church. No injuries wtre Pepi's Fury birth of a colt brings joy to most young folk as it did Tuesday to 9-year-old Murray 1706 18th Ave. S. aboard the colt's is a stu- dent in the Lethbridge Community College summer riding class. students end holidays Mothers relieved school's starting By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Legions of mothers will likely breathe a sigh of relief when about students willingly or reluctantly head back to the city's public and separate schools next week. Some mothers and ethers are anx- for the school doors to swing open and involve their children in weekday study and activities so their homes can return to regular a Hera'd telephone survey showed TussdEy. will be nice to have a regular day again where everybody gets up at the same says June Cam- 1110 15th St. mother of three students. Doris 2410 22ncl Ave. says time they went back so that I can got on with my The Bide household. 1734 17th Ave. S.. keeps the same schsdule all year says moth- but adds is nice to know where they're at and what they're up to at all times and when they're at school I don't have to worry about She has two youngsters in ele m e ntary grades. Meat mothers interviewed felt the two months off in the summer wrs too long a holi- day and suggested a mare workable solution would be to have four or five weeks off in the summer with an- oiher holiday break part way through the year. Gail Rideau says two months is too long a holiday because the youngsters get bored and it is difficult to keep them ac- tive for that length of time. Joanne 3301 Kehoe mother of sug- gests is too long a time especially for the older ones if they can't get Gloria 2007 16th Ave. S mother of says she hates to see her children go back to school because she likes to have them around the but rea- lizes they start to get bored after a few weeks of holidays. hate to see them go back to classes when it is so though. I liked it the way it was before when school was let out later and then didn't start until Few will aiiiit theyrre anxious to return The mothers believed their children were to get bade to school but claimed most children would never admit it. If the mothers interviewed during the survey are typical of all Lethbridge moihsrs. there will be a frantic last minute rush for tack lo- sehool clothing and supplies. Apparently thsy find it more feasible to pjrchase schaol supplies after ths stu- dents know exactly what they'll need rather than mak- ing supply purchases during early back to school sales on speculation. All city public elementary schools and all Catholic sep- arate schools will hold regis- tration Aug. 22 from. a.m. The Hamilton. Pater son and Wilson high schools' registration will also be held Aug. 22 but from a.m. instead cf a.m. Registration for the first semester at the Lstlibridge Institute will be held Aug. 21 a.m. to 4-00 pm. Students new to ths city may rsccrt at ths office any time bsfore Aug. 21 or on thst day. Registration for Winston Churchill High School stu- dents will be held Aug. 22 from a.m. or any time before that date if the stu- dent new to the city. Total enrolment is project- ed by both school boards to be equal with last year's enrolment with the ex- ception bsing Grade 1. enrolment ex- pected to drop in Grade 1 again this year in the sep- arate system's elementary schools likely as a direct re- sult of tha decreasing birth rate. Ralph superinten- dent of the Lethbridge Sep- srate School expects about 160 youngsters to enrol in the first grade this year. In recent enrolment in Grade 1 has exceeded 200. ftlr. Himsl admits his pro- jection may be slightly off ths if the number of phone calls his office is re- ceiving from parents to enrol their children in Grade l is any indication of the number of students who will actually register. AbouI 76 fewer students exoeeted to enrol have been receiving quite a few mare calls than in past he explained. The separate school system in the city expects 2.286 stu- dents to register this down only three students from 1972. St. Paul's School registra- tion projection is 170 stu- dents 17 from St. Basil's School is expected to be down three to St. Patrick's School enrolment is projected at 121 Assumption School antici- pates an enrolment of 341 students by St. Mary's School projects an en- rolment of 476 by and Catholic Central High School expects 952 students to enroll this year which is an increase of 84 students over the previous year. The projected decrease in enrolmsnt in some separate schools has resulted in a re- duction of three teachers for tha 1973-74 school term. St. Paul's School will have one less teacher and St. Mary's School will be reduced to 20 teachers from 22. Although Catholic Central High School's enrolment is expected to increase substan- tially this teacher num- bers will likely remain con- stant at 42. The Lethbridge p u b 1 ic school system is projecting a teaching staff of 350 and a student enrolment 'of for the 1973-74 school term. That's seven fewer teach- ers and 73 fewer students than the previous school year. Projected student enrol- msnt figures for this school term compared to 1972 indi- cate an increase for five schools and a decrease for nine others. Hamilton Jr. High School expects to increase its. enrol- ment to 721 from Pater- son Jr. High to 795 from Senator Buchanan School to 375 from Watson School to 380 from 368 and Westmin- ster School to 324 from 323. Expecting a decrease in en- rolment Lethbridge Col- legiate Institute to Winston C h u rchill High School to Wilson Jr. High School to Agnes Davidson School to Fleetwood-Baw- den School to Gal- braith School to Lakeview School to McKillop School to Stewart School to Hamilton Junior High School's teaching staff will be increased by four teach- the largest increase in in the public system. Ths greatest reduction in teaching staff is expected at the Lakeview School which is projecting four fewer teach- ers this year. The public school system will also have an additional seven staff membsrs teach- ing in special education class- es and nine at the Dorothy Gooder SODOM. ;