Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, Auguii 31, 1771 BUSING CONTROVERSY Nineteen junior and senior high school students wait Tor a County of Lethbridge ichool bus to take them from HardieviJle )o Lelhbridge city schools. Y-'hen ihe bus arrives, ihere is room for 19 studenfs but only 11 are allowed on the bus because of a Lethbridge County Schools commiltee policy established last year. Hardieville parents and students protest county s I3US By RICHARD BLRKE Staff Writer "No bus, no school" of Lethbridge schools commit- tee policy restricting busing of children into Lethbridge Some residents of HardieviHe are up in arms over a County comrrjtice's policy was estab- lished. John Howard tea site changed Warden L. J. Fisher of Ihe Letlibrid gc Correctional In- stitution has informed the John Howard Society that the So- ciety's tea which was to have been held this Wednesday can not be hosted at the Institute due to unforeseen circum- stances. Holders of tickets [or the so- ciety's House and Garden tour have been notified the tea is _..._. ____ _____ ____ ___ now planned for Ericksen's j have been turned down each day since. It appears they were not accounted for when the C. E. Btrrge, assistant super- _, I intendent of schools for the They say jf (heir children are I not allowed on the bus, which j Count5'' nad no statement oth- alrcady takes some students to er than that the comrniltee's Lethbridge. Iheir children will I policy is being followed. simply slay home. The policy which created the conflict was established last year by the county schools committee when the students chose Lethbridge city schools over n. I. Baker School in Coal- dale, a county school The committee provided what amounts to a courtesy bus from Hardieville lo Lcthbridge for those students involved at that time, and this agreement is to end in June, 1372. When school started last week, a number of students who last yen- were either in Grade 6 and attending elemen- tary school in Hardieville, or The residents don't argue with this but disagree that the bus should leave for Leth- bridge wilh only half its seats filled, while oilier students are left standing at the bus stop. Monday morning, they tried to do something about it. Nine- teen students stood at the bus stop. When the bus arrived at 8 o'clock, 19 students filed in ignoring the driver's pretests. At c-20. the hus sat with the engine shut off and 19 students, six parents, the bus driver and a county counsellor at a stale- mate. One parent succumbed, pull- were in another school district, cd five of the students off the tried to get on the bus. They were turned down and Family p.m. Restaurant from 1-4 Healing Substance... Shrinks Piles, Checks Itch Exclusive healing substance proven to shrink hemorrhoids...and repair damaged tissue. 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Jlls[ ask fnf And moU Preparation II SiippnsilariK or improvement maintained in Preparation 11 Ointment (with a ciues where clinical observation! special were continued over a period of c r rnany rurtLrnore. rnoney these tests and observations were made on patients with a wide varicly of hemorrhoid.il condi- tions. All this was accomplishe I Preparation Rl bus and drove them into Leth- bridge. Another car took three more. At Ihe bus left car- rying 11 students, the nuinlwr allowed by the county's policy. A spokesman for the resi- dents said tlie students want to go to Lethbridge city schools because they were "discrimin- ated against and got into fights wilh Coaldalc kids" at R. I. Baker sclwo] The students also complain- ed Ihcy were unable to lake part in extracurricular activ- ities there, the spokesman said, due to time problems. The principal of 3. I. Baker School said he "knows the stu-1 situation. dents have not been ill treat- ed" at that school. Dr. R. E. Rees, provincial deputy minister of education, told The Herald the matter is strictly of county concern un- less the School Act is not being adhered to. He referrw' to Sections 133 and 142 of the School Act, which are both being adhered to in this case. Section 135 states that a pu- pil whose parents live in a school district shall attend the school he is directed to attend by the board of that district, subject to Section 142. Section 142 allows for a pu- pil to apply to attend school in a district other than the one in which he resides and for him to be admitted subject to payment of tuition fees. Lethbridge public school su- perintendent, Dr. 0. P. Larson, said the city schools cnn ac- commodate the Hardieville stu- dents and that they would be welcomed here. Transportation to the schools would be their own responsibil- ity, however, and it would be "Completely out of the ques- tion" for the city school Iraard to provide a bus for the stu- dents. Facing what tb2 residents say is "an impossible prospect" of having to drive their chil- dren into Ihe city all winter, a delegation will petition the county schools committee at its meeting Sept. 21 to resolve the Credit claimed too easy to get city Sheriff Alex Gilchrist By KL'DV II.VUGfi.YEUER Slaft Wrili-r A growing number o[ bad j debt lawsuits may soon out-j strip Lclhbridge's population growth ratio says small claims magistrate and district sheriff Alexander Gilchrist. He linked the growing num- ber of bad dcbl court cases to methods used by businessmen when issuing credit cards. Mr. Gilchrist feels city mar- chants are not thorough enough when checking a person's abil- ity to make payments. Blaming bad debts on "the credit society in which we he said the businessman is in a position where he must issue credit (term payments) or lose business. And when credit-holders re- fuse 01- are unable to pay their d b t s, trie merchants are forced to take legal action against them. Another problem arises when people wilh credit cards go on a careless spending spree Mr. Gilchrist added. Following a spending spree people find they cannot meet payments on thn. income are malting. He said when this occurs some people miss payments j n thn I problem of payments under the carpet until court action is ta- ken." Businessmen are generally and then lend to "sweep the! patient and understanding and will reduce payments when the payment problem is outlined by a debtor. Most people appealing in small claims court, which deals with cases where up to is owing, have not attempted to ALEX GILCHRIST Nursing home rules be amended may The Alberta Hospital Associ- ation and the Alberta Hospital Services Commission are con- sidering amendments to the iViirsing Homes Plan Regula- tions regarding temporary per- iods of absence fram nursing homes. Under existing regulations a patient who leaves a nursing home for social reasrns for more than two days must pay the government's contribution of S3.50 a day lo keep the nurs- inc home bed. A proposed amendment un- der consideration would allow the patient to leave UK nurs- ing home for up to 12 days, twice a year, at no additional cost to the patient. Also under consideration is a proposal to allow nursing home patients to go into an ac- tive treatment hospital tor per- iods up to 10 days without the patient having to pay the gov- ernment's rrte of a day to hold the bed in the nursing home. Tlie first proposal, a nursing home official said, would be especially good for the young- er patient who would be able lo attend a crippled children's camp without the additional burden of having to pay to hold the nursing home bed. Nursing home rates which patients have to pay now are for a ward bed, for a semi-private and S8 a day for a private. The government also contributes the 56.50 per bed. So, a patient in a ward who leaves the nursing home for more than 40 hours, actually has to pay a day to keep the nursing home bed. If the government regula- tions along these lines are to be amended, with the govern- ment paying the difference dur- New men's barber shop is now open inp absences, it will probably not be before the end of the year, according to present indi- cations. Mr. Gilehiisl said debt ac- quired outside the provhce can be dealt with after a company lo which the money is owed files for court action. In a court settlement, a debt- or's salary is often tlie court in or- der to pay off a claim, he said. However the debtor retains a monthly living allowance of 5800 per couple and par arrange a new payment sched- child, tile, he said. I The incidence of debt court Some people attempt to run cases is evenly distributed among all age and income levels, and both sexes. from outstanding debts by moving to another area. Garbage is useful city students say Garbage is useful. So say six Lethbridge uni- versity students who recently concluded a waste re cycling operation in Lethbridge. The students, who collected and sold six tons of glass and 20 Ions of paper products for industrial re use this summer said establishment of a waste re-cycling business in southern Alberta is economically feas- ible. Glass can be melted and made into useable products anc1 paper can be changed into a pulp or semi-pulp state for re-use. The group operated 10 drop- off depots throughout L e t h- bridge this summer, to which residents could take their re- cyclable garbage. Their project, called the En- vironmental Crusade, was fi- nanced by a federal gov- e r n m e n t Opportunities for Youth grant. The students said they thought people would readily separate their garbage into useable and non useable col- lections in view of current pub- lic concern about pollution. They are currently compiling a report on their project which they plai; to present to Leth- bridge city council later this fall. Civic Government Association to meet again on Wednesday Tlie Civic Government Asso- ciation will meet again Wednes- day at noon at UK Marquis Hotel lo plan for the Oct. 13 civic election. The local group has already held several meetings and plans a public nominating meeting for 8 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Fleetwood-Bawdon Elemen- tary School auditorium. Grants issued A homeowner grant shipment was received at city hall Monday from the provin- cial government. Tlie total received to date is There is about still to be processed by the province for Lelhbridge. Charles Virti'e, CGA presi- dent, said that with an esti- mated nine or 10 persons re- tiring from city council and school and hospital boards it was "going to be more diffi- cult" to fill the vacancies than in previous years. The provincial election has diverted attention from the lo- cal scene, he said, resulting in an apparent lack of interest in the October election. He said persons interested in aiding the CGA search for can- didates could contact one of three committee chairman. Al- derman Jim Anderson is head of the committee looking for city council c.vididates; Dr. Bill Beckel head of the school board committee; and Terry Bland the hospital committee. Mr. Virtue said Uie CGA had i some names of people inter- ested in running for civic of- fice, but there was still a need for additional names. Name released COLEMAN Tlie man who died Monday when a transport truck he was driving went off tlie highway and burned has been identified as George Lub- ky, 23. cf Calgary. RCMP said Ihe truck ap- parently failed to make a turn on the highway about six miles west of here. CARPET and UNO (Complete Free Esfimafeif Ma Obligation? 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