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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta City lawyer named chairman of V of L board of governors By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer A Lethbridge lawyer was appointed Wednesday as the new chairman of the University of Lethbridge board of governors, replacing Neil D. Holmes who has served as chairman since the university and its govern- ing board were established in 1966. Blaine A. Thacker will move from vice- chairman to chairman of the board Sept. 1 and Elizabeth B. DeArmond, a Lethbridge real estate saleswoman, will fill the vacancy on the 16-member board. Dr Holmes, an entomologist with the Lethbridge research station, was extensively involved in the founding of the U of L. It is normal procedure for a university board chairman to only serve two terms, but Dr. Holmes agreed to continue for part of a third term as chairman while the U of L board gained a better understanding of the operation of the university. He completed his second term about a year and a half ago. The effort Dr. Holmes put forth in es- tablishing and operating a university in Southern Alberta during the past eight years will "make my job just that much says Mr. Thacker, who holds B.Sc. in agriculture in addition to his law degree. The greatest challenge facing the universi- ty board of governors during the next year is to provide the U of L administration and faculty with the finances they need to main- tain a high standard of education at the un- iversity, Mr. Thacker suggests. He believes the enrolment slump the un- iversity has experienced the past three years is only temporary and enrolment will increase with the passage of time. Dr Holmes said in an interview Wednesday the major task facing the university gover- nors during the next year is that of guarding against any moves by the department of ad- vanced education to erode university autonomy He cites the proposed changes to the Universities Act as one lever the government may use to obtain "excessive control" of un- iversity education The Universities Act is "a model act for Canada" and only needs a few changes to up- date, Dr. Holmes claims. Mr Thacker has also been a member of the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital board since the fall of 1972, while Mrs De Armond served on the education committee of the Alberta real estate board and is on the board of managers of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church. District The Lethbridge Herald Local news Second Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, August 29, 1974 Pages 17-32 John Howard house, garden tour earn A view of the future and a look at the past were highlights of the fourth an- nual house and garden tour and tea sponsored Wednes- day by the John Howard Society of Lethbridge. An estimated 450 attended. At home to their guests were Mr and Mrs. Logan Tait, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Filuk, Mr and Mrs Casey Vandenbrink, Mr. and Mrs Tom Sterenberg, the Berton Chute family, Warden J. S Fisher and Richard Hunt. Guests were treated to Scandinavian versatility, complete functionahsm and beautiful design at the Tait home Done tastefully in blending shades of orange, yellow, brown and black, the modernistic stylings of the corner-lot home show what can be done with a little thought and daring A hidden utility room on the main floor, skylight, double facing staircase, offer a glimpse of ingenuity The Filuk home presented a blending of modern design. Color scheme, prac- ticality, and liveability are highlights of this home, which features a formal dining room and living room separated by a wall of glass and filmy drapes. Featured in the Filuk home is the use of purples, pinks and shades of red in most main-floor rooms, enhancing the family-type atmosphere. The Sterenberg home features open space, bright, lively colors and simple attractiveness. Low, modern-traditional furnishings, and simplicity added to the beauty of this house meant for a and active family. A touch of the Mediterra- nean is highlighted at both Villa Serena and Casa del Monte, built on the edge of the coulees. Villa Serena has beautiful patios, spacious courtyards and gardens and balconies from most upper level rooms At the conclusion of the tour, guests were served tea at the correctional in- stitute John Howard tour chairman, Marie Wylie says the tour netted approximately slight- ly less than last year DINING, LIVING AREAS AT LOGAN TAIT HOME Photos by Walter Kerber PINKS, PURPLES BEDROOM HIGHLIGHT DIVIDER IN FILUK HOME FILUK DEN OPENS ONTO BACKYARD Concrete pads may cover anthrax sites SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN BROOKS (Staff) Crow- foot MP Jack Horner said to- day he will discuss use of concrete pads instead of fenc- ed areas to mark anthrax graves with Jack Wells, chief federal veterinarian In July nine cows died from anthrax on the Roy Hamilton- Tom Wiggs ranch 25 miles south of Youngstown. Another eight Herefords died this month on the Smith- Hay Hereford Ranch, 12 miles west of Nanton. Under present legislation, ranchers must fence the graves of anthrax victims "for all time Mr Wiggs suggested that concrete pads would be safer for cattle on the range and for wildlife By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor See also page 19 Mr Horner said today fences or concrete pads would not be foolproof because gophers or badgers could dig down to the carcasses and br- ing up anthrax spores But fences are expensive to maintain and cattle could rub against the posts and become trapped inside Mr. Horner will discuss the matter with the chief veterinarian Sept 10 at Ot- taw He will also pursue the matter of obtaining federal aid for ranchers faced with anthrax clean-up and grave- marking expenses Cattle killed by anthrax must be buried where they die Cement pads, said Mr Horner, "would be just as effective in the long run Regarding fences, he said: "Really, what you are building there is a 30-foot trap. Any animal is likely to get in and reluctant to get out. They could starve to death in there or die from lack of water." He says it appears the anthrax spores are brought by waterfowl from the Woods Buffalo National Park. It can be spread by coyotes or carrion-eating birds. A car- cass may lie undetected and rot on the prairie. Mr Horner said some ranchers may have buried anthrax victims without knowing or reporting it "I lost four cows last he said "I think that happens periodically on various ranches Trustees turn down raise bid A request from health science workers for a cost of living raise was rejected by the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital board Wednesday Andy Andreachuk, hospital administrator, said the re- quest was turned down because the board is going along with a similar decision made by the employment relations committee of the Alberta Hospital Association They (AHA officials) said no hospital should reopen negotiations with any union or association during the lifetime of an existing Mr Andreachuk said The request, submitted by Irene Scarth. HSAA represen- tative for St Michael's Hospital, illustrated ine- quities between wages of Alberta hospital workers and those in other provinces, par- ticularly British Columbia She said the request was "a tentative approach at the local level Some other public ser- vice unions had received cost- oMiving bonuses, and the technologists' last wage increase had been wiped out by inflation, she said Sister Clarissa, ad- ministrator of St Michael's Hospital, said St Michael's board had not turned down the request because it hasn't held their meeting yet "I can't speak for the board, but it will probably agree with the decision of the Municipal Hospital's board and the AHA." she said Mr Andreachuk agreed the request does have substance but was turned down because of the decision of the AHA He said the present contract expires March 31, 1975, but negotiations will probably begin some time before that date He said the provincial association of the HSAA went to the Alberta Hospital Association and asked them to reopen negotiations but was turned down Mrs Scarth said there will probably be a meeting of the local HSAA membership to see what the reaction is to the rejection of the cost-of-living increase Big game range research grant awarded by Warrack Research into big game range improvement, particularly on the East Slopes of the Rockies, has been ordered by the provincial department of lands and forests Allan Warrack, lands and forests minister, has announced a research grant to the University of Alberta genetics department. Dr. Warrack says the research will assist the fish and wildlife division to establish a seed source for native grasses, adapted to alpine and foothills climates The grasses are important in the rehabilitation and improvement of ranges which have deteriorated naturally or through industrial activities. Several hundred individual plants of various native grass species used by big game will be collected from native ranges and transplanted in growth chambers in which wilderness conditions will be duplicated Seed produced will be used to establish outside plots which will provide the seed source ;