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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20- LETHBRIDQE HERALD December 1973 Committee warns Parliament Racial unrest in British schools hinted By PETER C. STUART Christian Science Monitor England School racial unrest but with and West Indian accents may be brewing in Britain. So warns a special bipar- tisan committee of Parlia- ment gauging the impact of waves of immigrant school children from former colonies in the Caribbean and Asia. MAY EXPLODE Race it warns could reach a of ex- It accuses authorities of misguided attempts play down the immigrants make up only 3.3 per cent of the 9 million primary and secondary school children in England and Wales. But the committee calls this figure Nonwhite enrolment in some schools has mushroom- ed as much as 40 per cent in the past it reaching as high as 74 per cent at one school in Bristol of- ficially listed at just 6 per cent. And a predicted influx of to immigrant pupils per year will nearly double Britain's nonwhite school-goers in 10 years. One reason the problem has long escaped public notice is the government's narrow definition of an immigrant student excluding tens of thousands whose parents have lived here longer than 10 years. Britain's colonial legacy of schoolchildren come 40 per cent from the West 20 per cent from 10 per cent from and 10 per cent from Africa. The schools of their adopted country appear to be largely unprepared for them. Only 1 of 5 local school systems studied with im- migrant enrolments up to 27 per cent has a reception program for its foreign pupils. And only 42 of 203 first-year teachers in a sample of British primary schools and 24 of 394 in secondary schools are trained to teach the National Foundation for Educational Research has dis- covered in another study. Thus immigrant youths leave the parliamen- tary committee equipped in language and general education to compete with their contemporaries in an advanced EXAMPLE GIVEN In for im- migrants West In- make up fully 25 per cent of the children in educationally subnormal schools. Racial violence in British schools has been rare. the committee pre- tend that these handicaps do 1 Eaton's happy holiday buys on glass and hardware Gather 'round the punch bowl Q99 Sociable 'Starlight' pressed glass bowl with 12 plastic ladle. Wine skin for outdoor types 499 Fun on ski trips. Made in Spain of natural Vinyl trim. 32-oz. capacity. Handy jiggers measure right Stocking staffer for Automatic jiggers with shiny chromium-pl- ated finish. 1 Vz oz. size. Ice bucket is Vinyl-covered 99 Wine pourer Attractive silver-plated wine pourer will be mucn appreciated. No-drip style. 5.99 Travel Bar Pick up and go with this hand-some Vinyl-covered bar. Black. Holds three bottles. Wine Corkscrew efficient way to uncork wine bottles. Silver- color metal. 1.75 each or 2 for 3.29 Wine Rack Holds ten bottles. Collapsible style in warm walnut- 8 What's a bar without an ice buck- This one is Teak woodgrain Vinyl over complimentary handle. finish wood. 3.99 Glass Beer Mugs set of 4 Will make a most practical Christmas gift...or get a set for your own use during the festive holidays. Ice crusher Table model in enamelled heavy duty metal Avocado. Harvest gold or White Can. nut cracker Novelty bowl for holding Christmas confections 16-pce. parfaitset Swiss Wine Racks 398 of you'll want one of these wine racks for your rumpus room. Seafood servers 599 You get eight clear perfait glasses with eight stainless steel spoons. Great buy' Clear glass with glass Insert for Ice and seafood Set of six Chinaware Glassware Second Floor Eaton's Christmas Shows For Children at the Paramount Theatre December 8th and 15th XMAS shop at Eaton's while your youngsters attend the show. Eaton's has arranged with Famous Players for the showing of pre-Christmas shows on Sat.. Dec. 8th and 15th from 10 a.m. to 12 to enable you to Christmas shop at Eaton's while your youngsters attend the show. On December 8th with Lloyd Bridges will be the feature. The feature for December 15th will be Across The with Joey Bishop and Dean Martin. Cartoons will be shown on each programme. Tickets for those 14 and under are available in the Children's Wear Main and in Lower Floor. m each........................................10 Santa is Here The jolly gentleman from the North Pole is on his colorful throne to welcome the youngsters. Santa m his bright red suit will be waiting for you on the lower floor...bring the children to see him he has a candy gift for all the kiddies. HIS VISITING HOURS Monday and to p.m. Wednesday it Day Offi Thursday and to p.m. and to p.m. a.m. to 12 noon and to p.m. Remember...Santa Is located on lower and he has a candy gift for the klddlm...brlng them to see himl Legion Xmas Tree Bring a moment of cheer to a hospitalized vet- eran or to the children of Indigent veterans or shut-ins by putting a gift under the Legion Christmas tree located near the west entrance on the main floor. Members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the General Stewart Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will see that your gift goes to someone in need or to the person of your choice. Let the light shine in on those less fortunate this Christmas. Shop Eaton's Tonight Until 9 and Friday to 9. Buy Line 328-8811. Use Your Eaton Account. .Credit Terms Available. not exist can only serve the cause of those who wish to see race relations reach a state of Some recommended Special English language training for immigrant more than half of whom speak a foreign mother tongue. Updating textbooks and lessons to better reflect Britain's growingly mul- tiracial society. Improving communica- tion between schools and im- migrant parents. Less than 10 per cent of Indian and Pakistani parents visit their children's schools even once a a separate study has found. Phasing out American like busing of nonwhite schoolchildren. Race relations officials now are investigating the current practice of busing pupils from heavily Asian Southall to other schools in West London. News is bad for Scotch drinkers GLASGOW Bad news for scotch whisky shortage of heating oil has forced Scot- tish distillers to cut production. The Scotch Whisky Association said yesterday the situation was severe. Scotch whisky is Britain's biggest dollar- and distillers hope their exports will reach million this year. Handicapped given grant EDMONTON A grant to allow four physically disabled persons to produce a television series has been made by the provin- cial Department of Youth and Recreation to the Handicapped Housing Society of Alberta. Back to court Rose Mary President Nixon's personal walks to U.S. District Court in Washington Wednesday accompanied by her Marge Acker. U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica ordered Miss V'ojds back into court to tell what advice White House lawyers gave ner before testified about the White House tapes related to the Watergate affair. she WHAT A NICE GIFT IDEA Order Your Supply Today FRANK AITKEN Superior Gulf Service 16th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive TWO GLASSES Main Service Centre Corner 3rd and 9th St. S. minimum gaso- line Good Cheer from Gulf 2 lasts. Fill up your Christmas shelves with this elegant stemware priced way down low for the festive season. These fine glasses hold a full 8V2 ounces and look good on any table. They're yours at 2 for with any gas purchase at any station display- ing the Wine Glasses sign. Offer ends December 23rd or when supplies are so hurry on down to your Gulf dealer now. With a gasoline purchase of ;