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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Demand for kindergartens greater than facilities By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Some children are being denied a kindergarten educa- tion because of a lack of fa- cilities in this city. The eight k i n dergarten schools in the city are either filled or nearly filled to ca- pacity with some possessing long waiting lists of young- sters hoping to attend. The north side of the city appears to be suffering the most with only two kin- dergarten both filled. Kathie's Petite 716 23rd St. has register- ed its maximum of 40 stu- dents and has a waiting list of 13 children which is ex- pected to double by the end of the month. Bee-Jay 1821 12th Ave. has registered its maximum of 40 students and haii a waiting list of 16. The kindergartens Operate under the license and regula- tions of the department of education and are provided with a maximum enrolment figure based on the square footage of the facility. is a real cry on the north side for another kinder- says Kathie Frie- operator of Kathie's Pe- tite Academy. keep asking me if I am sure their child can't be fitted The lack of kindergarten facilities is not as great a problem in South Lethbridge as it appears to be on the north but by Sept. 4 or the opening date for most Farmers warned to honor rapeseed spring contracts Local improvements RICK ERVIN photo Adding o little color to city local artist Valdi- mir Fiala works on a mural above the building's en- trance foyer. Mr. who left his native Czechoslovakia with his brother when the Russians invaded in has studied art at the University of Lethbridge and has had showings of hs work at the Arts Centre. Local ceramics firm to expand An observation that de- mand for Canadian-made pro- ducts is on the rise has been parlayed into a major expan- sion by a local ceramics man- ufacturer. The Sunburst Ceram- has nearly .completed in- stallation of German made automatic equipment that will boost production capacity from to four million pieces per year. noticed in the last couple of years people are looking for more Canadian- made says Sun- burst manager Vic Jackson. been particularly notice- able in the last coupled with an anti- cipated increase in the cost of imported goods from Jap- an and Europe as a result of dollar led to the decision to Mr. Jack- son said. The firm now expects to look at the United States market as well as supplying- customers across Canada. The expansion of the 11- year old company included square feet more of plant space and will mean in- creasing staff to 45 to 50 peo- ple from the present 20 em- after the new equip- ment becomes fully operation- al by late September or early October. All sorts of ceramic table- ware and housewares are made at the from mix- ing bowls and bean to cups and plates and ash trays. The firm.has a design de- partment headed by Danish- born Niels Gravsen and pro- duces original -works as well as designing products to cus- tomer specifications. From the drawing what will eventually be a plaster. The process moves on to working dies and moulds and then to the forming equipment which consists of different machines for coni- cal and cylindrical flatware and small pieces such as cups and coffee mugs. These machines are the heart of new automatic equip- ment the company has install- ed. Odd shaped pieces that won't go on the machines will continue to be made on ram presses. From the forming equip- the product is fired once and is then known as a bisque product. Sunburst has a large new kiln and is re- building its old kiln. Glaze is applied to the bis- que product which is then de- corated and fired again to produce the finished ware. The Sunburst plant is at 1014 3rd Ave. N. Company president is local business- man Ralph Thrall Jr. Farmers could face legal action if they don't live up to previously signed contracts calling for lower prices for oilseed and other farm prod- ucts than the prevailing rec- ord high prices this fall. Residential hamlet proposed By WAREEN CARAGATA t Herald Staff Writer A Lethbridge businessman has tentatively proposed a 640-acre planned residential community east of the city. J. A. through Under- wood McLellan and Associates engineering sub- mitted the proposal Friday to the monthly meeting of the County of Lethbridge. the which Underwood McLellan engineer Wes Pillo stressed was only would re- quire changes to the county zoning bylaw. And while tab- ling discussion on the matter until the nest monthly meet- council passed a motion saying they had no plans to change the zoning in the area. The plan envisions sub- dividing a block of land east of the city on both sides of the road to the Lethbridge Correctional Institute into 113 parcels of one and three acres. According to the submis- the theme for the sub- division revolves around horses and the idea that each acreage owner could have his own Hugh president of Western Canadian Seed Pro- cessors in Lethbridge. the largest rapeseed crusJiing plant in said Fri- day. would take the required legal action to en- sure that the other party lived up to the contract. the action would be just as they would expect of John Channon. chairman of the Alberta Grain Commis- has urged all farmers to ilwnca' signad contracts for the good of bcth the industry and themselves. He says he hesitates to think what would happen to the economy if a large percentage farmers decided not to honor their contracts. seriousness of such ac- tion for the future of the in- which ultimately means the farmers them- can't be Under a new plan this Western Canadian Seed offer- ed farmers the chance to con- tract up to 10 bushels per acre of their rapeseed crop at prices which were prevail- ing during the spring. At that the price was ranging from per bushel to per bushel. Wednes- the rapeseed market dosed in Winnipeg at per bushel. This under the terms of the new farmers would be obligated to haul some of their crop to the Lethbridge plant for about S3 per bushel. But the rest of the depending on the availability of could be sold for the prevail- ing higher prices. Mr. Channon said fanners should remember also that failure to honor contracts this year could result in their not being able to se- cure contract from the industry. they too will likely have long waiting lists. The Christopher o b i n 1011 19th St. is filled to capacity with 56 youngsters registered and about another 20 on its wait- ing list. The Dick and Jane Kinder- in the Assumption Church at 2405 12th Ave. has 40 students registered which is 10 short of its maxi- mum. The Gingerbread House Co- operative Nursery School is three students short of its maximum enrolment of 90. The Happyland Kindergar- in the McKillop United Church at 2329 15th Ave. has enrolled its maximum of 30 students and has two stu- dents on its waiting list. The Tinkerbell Kindergar- 1814 12th S.. has 30 students enrolled and room for two more. The Lakeview Kindergar- 1509 29th St. is two students short of its maxi- mum enrolment of 75. Most of the kindergartens are in need of more parent involvement in the classroom. The operators claim parent involvement is now requested by department of education but some parents are reluctant to help in the classroom even -though they appear willing to offer their services in other areas such as driving the children to a field trip location. feel kids should be exposed to somebody else besides mother in the class- says Yvonne co ordinator of the Lake- view Kindergarten. Mrs. Friesen claims many parents will offer to help in the but most of them will help out- side the classroom. All they have to do is volunteer to tell the children in t e r e s ting Both north side kindergar- tens are in dire need of more volunteers. The department of educa- tion sets out a curriculum for the kindergartens to but the operators are allow- ed to add to the curriculum. The basic education in- cludes instruction in num- the poems and children's stories and music In some kinder- gartens offer basic action sing ing. basic group muscle co-ordi- nation discussion puppet drama and educational field trips in- to the community. Jennie operator of the Bea Jay says she stresses the total de- velopment of the child. Dorothy operator of the Christopher Robin feels must make the child so happy with his kindergarten education that the urge to learn carries on right through his remain- ing school Mrs. Kerber says her staff tries to encourage the stu- dents to think for themselves not merely attempt to mem- orize the Grade 1 curriculum. Some of the kindergartens operate a class in the morn- ing and afternoon while oth- HARRY NEUFELD Bridge The less you know about the you conjure up thoughts of bridge tournament com- petitors being nose-in-the-air mobs. Ac- the game is played and enjoyed by all ages. These three unidentified players are compet- ing in the summer section tournament being held this weekend at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. ers just operate a morning or an afternoon class. All kindergartens told The Herald they had qualified teachers on staff. The tuition ranged from to per month per child. UofA awards given Seventeen Lethbridge and district students were recipi- ents of the 1973 undergradu- ate awards announced this week by R. B. ad- ministrator of student awards at the University of Alberta. Ross McKenzie of Leth- bridge and David Mikalson of Taber shared the Western Co-Operative Fertilizers Ltd. scholarship. The Board of Governors prizes in Arts were awarded to five students in- cluding Ross Hainsworth of Foremost. Kenneth New pay- was awarde vthe Priscil- la Hammond Memorial Prize in English 200 and David took the Eva Shaw Memorial Prize in Music. The Minister of Spain's Book Prize in Spanish was awarded to Robert MaOTath. The Board of Governors Prize in Dental Hygiene was won by Iris Van Orman of Lethbridge and the Inland Cement Industries scholar- ship went to Donald Lethbridge. David was awarded the Underwood McLellan Scholar- ship. Coutts student Richard Gil- born shared with an Edmon- ton student the Insurance Company of North America C. Mills Memorial Award and Joan Back of Champion received the New York Life Medical Scholarship. The Kenneth William Mood- ie Bursary went to Oliver Schneider of Raymond and the University Hospital Med- ical Staff Prize to Marilyn Blakie of Coaldale. Gail Kam- received one of the Board of Gover- nors Prizes in Rehabilitation Medicine. Joan Bach of Champion and Robert Leish- awarded two of the Board of Gover- nors Prizes in Science. Ross Hainsworth of Foremost was awarded an Alberta Geo- graphy Prize. U of A Undergraduate Bur- saries went to Robert Leish- Ross Hainsworth and William Norrie of Lethbridge. Oliver Schneider was award- ed a U of A Alberta War Memorial Bursary. Manager with a difference Ron Brown is a bowling alley manager with a differ- ence. But tha thanks to doesn't seem to bother him. Mr. will operate the Holiday which reopens today. He owned ar.d man- aged a bowling alley in Pin- Cher Creek for 11 years be- fore taking his new position. Standing beside his braille telephone which is about seven inches Mr. Brown said he has some problems being blind and run- ning a but he doesn't let the problems bother him. enjoy meeting the public you have to to be in this kind of business. do all my books in he and have been doing so for five Mr. Brown does all his books in braille including books in which he keeps track of bowlers and leagues. His work will entail much organizational Mr. Brown says. His Bob Miller and Art are from Calgary. An alley on the site closed after a wall collapsed during the early stages of excavation for the Holiday July ;