Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
10-THE LETHBRIDQE 1974 Forgotten Once the pathway which welcomed guests to a Lethbridge farm home, the gate to Maple Gardens now stands alone leading to nothing else but secret ad- ventures for neighbouring children who dare to open its rusty latch. Women delegates attend church meet PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Played Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. GUELPH, Ont. (CP) Of the 453 commissioners who are to attend the 26th general council of the United Church of Canada here Aug. 18-24, 143 will be women, the largest representation of women ever to attend the biennial meeting of the church's highest court. Eight of the women are or- dained ministers. The church's 11 conferences send 438 delegates, evenly di- vided between clergy and laity, with additional representation from national headquarters in Toronto, the chaplaincy service in the arm- ed forces and from mis- sionaries overseas. The Toronto conference, which extends north and west to the Lakehead and James Bay and overlaps into northwestern Quebec, is sending the largest persons, in- cluding 24 women. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICK-UP SERVICE or LEAVE AT 412 AVE. S. LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE 1234-3rd Ave. North REGULAR WED. MIGHT BINGO 8 P.M. 25 GAMES-DOUBLE MONEY CARDS MANY EXTRAS This Week's Jackpot in 54 Numbers 5 CABDS CARDS PAY DOUBLE DOOR PRIZE Wo one under 16 years allowed to play1 Lethbridge DIMPfl Wednesday Fish Game JUsoc. DIHull iU M. JACKPOT IN 50 NUMBERS 3 4th 8th 10th In 7 GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE FREE CARDS EAGLES HALL, 13th STREET N. FREE GAMES No Children Under 16 Club corner A panel discussion on day care in Lethbridge will be featured at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lethbridge Public Library. Sponsored by Women's Place and the library, the discussion is open to the public, and will include speakers Jeanna Baty, YWCA director: Iris Dumont, co- ordinator, U of L child care centre; Dr. Barbara Lacey, physician and leader for the establishment of subsidized day care in the city; and Darlene Nault, of the northside day care centre. There will be a testimony meeting held at the Christian Science Church at p.m. Wednesday in the church auditorium, 1203 4 Ave. S. Everyone welcome to attend. Herald Family Lessons in politeness for Cuban youth HAVANA (Reuter) Young Cubans have received guidance on rules of eti- quette and politeness from no less an authority than a professor of Marxism- Leninism. An article on these topics by the professor appeared in a mass-circulation weekly, Bohemia. It even listed examples for correct forms of greeting for each time of day, like "good "good afternoon" and "good night." It may seem surprising that a serious weekly circulating even in the most remote corners of this Caribbean island should devote so much space to elemen- tary rules of behavior. But the article, aimed mainly at schoolteachers and parents, is serious and answers a basic necessity. Many Cuban children seem to need some instruction in basic principles of behavior that are taken for granted in many other countries, particularly politeness and re- spect towards adults. Few foreigners can have missed the un- pleasant experience of spending a Sunday on the beach surrounded by a group of children or teen-agers, staring at them or making rude remarks. This is an aspect of Cuba which sur- prises visitors, who are simultaneously won over by the natural warmth and ex- uberance of Cubans. Western observers attribute the lack of politeness in Cuban children to several factors. Cuba has undergone dramatic social changes since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution. Most of its former urban mid- dle class have gone into exile. These were the people who instilled in their children good manners and traditional "bourgeois" values of respect, courtesy and politeness towards adults. The article in Bohemia said it was necessary to instil in children "the daily practice of culturally positive principles, which although they are not new. were formerly cultivated exclusively by the privileged classes." It added that those principles of good behavior and good conduct never reached the majority of the population "as culture was denied to the masses." The revolution greatly increased literacy among Cubans. School attendance among children is estimated at 98 per cent, compared with 1958 when only half of the country's school-age children received elementary education. An important element in their curriculum is the development of "revolutionary consciousness." As the Bohemia article said, "our fundamental educational objective, from a moral point of view, is that our children be taught in a Communist spirit." Cuban children have to be instilled with "love for the socialist homeland, friendship, cameraderie, human feelings, honor, love towards socialist work" and a series of other "high qualities." But thie said Cuban authorities have neglected those rules that are the "daily norms of individual action." Examples of these are how to behave in a public place like a cafeteria, a movie theatre and a bus; the rules of politeness towards one's family, friends and elders in general, forms of greeting and tones of voice in certain circumstances. The article urged parents to instil these basic principles in their children. But many observers feel the lack of politeness is partly due to the fact that many children tend to spend less and less time with their families. Under Cuba's educational system all new schools are built in the countryside, so that urban children combine learning with agricultural work. As a result they can spend only one day a week with their parents. Children from families in rural areas are often granted scholarships to study in Havana. They work and live there and return home once a month. Adult telephone classes offer unique opportunity LOS ANGELES (AP) The ring of a phone has opened new fields of learning for about 500 adults who are tak- ing highschool classes by telephone. They are enrolled in a pilot program started a year ago by the Los Angeles unified school district. Many are han- dicapped or are confined to hospitals and rest homes. Classes are conducted by a teacher sitting at a special telephone console. He phones each student individually but is able to talk to them all at once. The students also can talk with one another through the special phone hookup. "We're very excited about said Leila Michaels, who developed the idea and now runs the program. "If we're successful, we're going to be reaching people we could never reach before, like the elderly and those who can't get out." Classes cover a wide variety of subjects, including history, government, music, literature, mathematics, astronomy, geology and English for Spanish-speaking persons. Text books and other class materials, such as rock samples for the geology course, are mailed to the students or can be picked up at the school. Examinations for students taking a class for credit are mailed or con- ducted over the telephone if the student is blind or otherwise unable to take a written test. Rex Hulett, a 29-year-old blind student working for his high school diploma, said the phone classes are the best in- struction he has received. "It's a lot better, I feel, be- cause I don't have to be under any he said. "There's no one to say. 'Sit still, don't do that.' 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