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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, December 5, 1974 8801 Author W. O. Mitchell kindles literary fires in minds of students WINNIPEG (CP) "A writer has to be a liar and a magician. He takes the actual truth and then he starts to lie." This "confession" from Ca- nadian author W. 0. Mitchell produces a few gasps and a lot of giggles from the 225 children sitting on the floor around him in the hall of Lord Nelson school. Lying and writing, he con- tinues, is simply taking a true story you remember and ask- ing "what if Herald Youth 4-H beef award winners Lethbridge area 4-H members were honored recently at a luncheon by the Lethbridge Kiwanis Club. In attendance to receive awards were: back, left to right, Willie Balog of the Milk River beef club, John Kearns of Raymond and Bruce Hillmer of Del Bonita. In front, from left to right, are Holly Doenz of Warner, Naomi Sugimoto of McNally and Debbie Hillmer of Magrath. Also receiving an award was Allan Charlesworth of Barons who was unable to attend. Hamilton students raise funds for packing trip High school girls old-fashioned WINNIPEG (CP) A Manitoba labor department survey reveals the women's liberation movement has met with very limited success at the high school level. Julie Bubnick, a research officer with the department's women's bureau, said this week a survey of 503 high school girls in Grades 9 to 12 showed the majority held old fashioned views about female roles. The majority of the girls said their vocational choices were traditionally female oc- cupations such as nursing or secretarial work and they saw marriage and motherhood as their only lot in life. Nearly half the girls said until they would only work they have children. The research officer said high school students seem old fashioned because they isolate themselves from current events; don't bother to read newspapers, watch documentary or educational television programs and are not confronted with issues. Outdoor education students at Hamilton Junior High School raised funds for an overnight pack trip to West- castle by staging a talent con- test which was attended by 500 students and parents- Students Teresa Viser and Wanda Dudley co ordinated the program; Carolyn Cun- ningham directed the Grade 7 chorus. Teachers Allan Young and Gary Scovill will accom- pany the 30 students on their December camp out Hamilton's team took all firsts (except for Grade 9) in the Inter-School Volletyball tournament Larry Baker coaches the boys' team and Linda MacKenzie, the girls. A massed school choir of 150 voices will present a concert of Christmas music on Dec. 18 at the Yates Bob Brunelle will direct the school band Woman completes air-assault course FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) The law prohibits women from drawing combat assignments in the United States armed forces, but if the law is changed, Penny Hartley will be ready. This week Miss Hartley, an army private, became the first woman to complete the 101st Airborne Division's rug- ged air-assault course. Maj. James Daily, com- mandant of the assault school, said she "made it on her own, without any special treatment except to be allowed to use the Women's Army Corps) latrine." "I'm glad I did said the petite brunette from Jackson County, W.Va. "It was some- thing to do, and I would do it again." Justin 20" Portable 19 Portable Color TV Features state chassis with direct read channel indicators The polystyrene cabinet with walnut gram includes a telescoping antenna CB1900 Includes 80% solid state chassis and solid state UHF tuner also direct read channel indicators The polystyrene cabinet is in a wal- nut gram finish OA2651 1 00% solid state chassis black matrix picture tube, advanced One Touch color tuning with customatic tint range lock and castors Smart mediterranean console in pecan finish with decorative hardware Soundesign STEREO SYSTEM with 8 TRACK QA2050 20" (185 sq. In Spectra Bnte I Picture Tube 100% Solid State Chassis and Tuners Advanced "One Touch' Color Tuning Color and Tint Range Lock Automatic Fine Tuning Control (AFC) Automatic Chroma Control (ACC) Polystyrene Cabinet m walnut Gram Stereo receiver with built-in 8 track stereo tape deck volume bal- ance bass and treble slide controls 4 speed auto- matic record changer wide range speakers stereo headphones and walnut veneer finish mobile stand with shepherd type castors USE OUR CREDIT PLAN OR We make it easy at CORNER 3rd ST. S. Stores PHONE 327-8548 A SIMULATED TUGBOAT DESIGNED BY SEA SCOUTS 6MV Neptune' plows new Sea Scout waves A simulated tugboat, the 'MV Neptune' registered in the port of Lethbridge, plowed fresh waves for the crew of 8th Lethbridge Sea Scouts here last weekend. A crew of 27 from 144th Calgary and three represen- tatives of 14th Red Deer Scout group joined the Lethbridge tars for a weekend of friendship, swim- ming, banquet, church parade and games. Lethbndge Salvation Army Citadel and the Stan Siwik Swimming Pool were venues for the three day program which began Friday evening and concluded Sunday afternoon. The Hudson's Bay Co. vessel, Nonsuch was highlighted Friday in a film presentation. The opening program also included inspection "aboard ship" by Major Fred Halliwell, Alberta Salvation Army divisional youth secretary and Dr. Scott Angus, assis- tant Southern Alberta Region Boy Scout com- missioner Saturday afternoon, Lethbridge Sea Scouts swam to a 46-36 point victory in a 14-event contest. An evening banquet shared the past 12-month's activities of 8th Lethbridge with guests in the premiere screening of the troop motion picture production, The Sea Walkers. Songs and prayers of the sea provided an introduc- tion to a message on the life of St. Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, at Sunday worship. Members of 8th Lethbridge led the morning worship service, saluting Nov 30, St Andrew's Day. Leaders of participating troops shared program ideas and procedures and tentative discussion was given to further contact between the groups. The Lake Bonavista sailors may join 8th Lethbridge for a shared camping or canoe experience next spring. Meanwhile, the coalbanks crew are preparing for a winter campout in igloos at West Castle, Jan. 18-19. :j: To illustrate his point, he conjures up a few home-spun examples and exaggerates them to the obvious delight of his young audience. "Every single thing that's ever happened to you since you were born is still in he says. "You'll find things inside yourself, and that's what you make stories and plays out of." Who better to talk to young- sters about writing than the author of Jake and The Kid and Who Has Seen the Wind? The white-haired writer, his lined face shifting expressions every other second, his hands moving constantly, seems to identify with children almost immediately. QUESTIONS PERSONAL The students crowd in closer and ask him about his age, about two novels that never made it into print and about the royalties he re- ceives as a professional writer. No question is too per- sonal. The session ends, and Mr. Mitchell heads for the staff- room for some hot tea for his hoarse throat. Other sessions aimed at kindling literary fires in the minds of students will be held later. The 60-year-old author is writer-in-residence in the Winnipeg school division this fall, a position believed to be the first of its kind in any Canadian public school system. His stay here was arranged as part of the city's centennial celebrations. In addition to urging stu- dents to look within for in- spiration for creative writing, Mr. Mitchell is promoting a system he describes as Mit- chell's Messy ting the ideas that come into your head on paper and wor- rying about grammar, punc- tuation, spelling and form later. A real writer's notebook, he says, is "something that would have driven Miss Cold- tart in Grade 6 composition class right up the wall." HAS CONVERTS Early indications are that Winnipeg teachers are not so easily perturbed. From the response to his appearances at local schools and to the seminars for teachers he con- ducts at night, it is obvious that Mr. Mitchell has won a few converts to his ideas about writing. "It's not possible for teach- ers to listen to him for an en- tire seminar without going home and thinking about what they're doing in said John G. Patterson, head of the English department at Churchill high school. The writer's impact on 640 Churchill students was "sen- he said. "I've never seen anyone who could get their attention and hold it and entertain them that way." J. R. R. Graydon, vice-prin- cipal of Lord Roberts school, agreed that Mr. Mitchell has been an inspiration in his techniques of handling and stimulating children. "We were horrified when he said he wanted to talk to groups of 200 to 400. We wanted to give him 60 stu- dents, and now we're sorry we didn't include more." LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By EMILY BURKE Catholic Central High School Catholic Central High School had the great pleasure of a visit from the "Theatre Calgary This young and enterprising group injected culture by their presentation of Shakespeare's "Richard The players consisted of three men and one woman who proved very versatile throughout the drama. Their message was simple and direct. It centered on their wish to prove that "Shakespeare is not They went on to prove this with great effectiveness. The costumes, involving perhaps a hat or slight robe change, were elementary but eloquent for each different character. The construction of the set provided a good backing for the imagination for travel through past history Getting down to the actual players themselves, it was ob- vious that here were first class actors. As students are not ex- actly drama critics in a knowledgeable sense, this conclusion is derived from the enjoyment received from the drama. The total experience was good for all involved. Here, a book written in a "different came to life to our own understanding I hope that this is an indication that more of this direct education is to be employed in CCHS. Coming from the past into the present we meet what is on everyone's mind. Christmas is drawing ever closer and the hec- tic rush accompanying it is being felt by all. The element of snow has yet to blanket the area so concrete realization is being kept at bay. Ski worshippers are praying for snow and the school seems caught in a frenzy of plans of this nature. On Sunday, there is a tri school ski bus to Fernie scheduled. As many beginners may go, it may be interesting and rewarding to bring a camera! Buses are in demand with the start of the basketball season as tournaments out of town are in order. Both the boys' and girls' senior teams have yet to get into stride but seem quite promising. Nearing the end of the first semester we can look back at our accomplishments and pronounce it generally a success better wait till exams are over! Next semester we will all start with renewed energy. This will be after a relaxed Christmas holiday which I'm sure everyone heartily wishes would start right now! OVATION GUITARS "in stock" Visit us for a complete selection of Guitars and Accessories LEISTERS MUSIC LTD. Paramount Theatre BM0. -Phone 715-4th Avenue S. 327-2272 ;