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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 - THI inHBRIOOI HIRAID - Wedeniday, December 9, 1970 Collision victims improved Four persons injured in a two-car head-on collision Dec. 5 on an icy stretch of Higiiway 3. one mile west of Monarch, all reported to be in ln> proved condition. Herbert Sivjcr of Letlibridge, the sole occupant of one car, is listed as being in satisfactory condition. His condition was first reported to be serious. He received a broken leg, bruises and CTits. He is in St. Michael's General Hospital. Also In St. Michael's hospital arc the driver of the second car, Calvin Richardson of Fort Macleod, and his wife Peggy. Ihcy are reported to be in good condition. Tlicy were first listed as fair. Mr. Richardson has a broken ankle and knee. Mrs. Richardson has a broken hip ami arm. The couple's son, Billy, 13, remains in hospital in Fort Macleod in good condition. He suffered head injuries. A fifth accident victim, Peggy Ann, II, the Richardson's daughter, was treated and released from hospital the same day as the accident. G)mpetitioii to aid needy The Hamilton Junior High School newspaper The Aquarius has started a contest pitting studcTits against teachers with the real winners the needy people of Lcthbridge. Contest organizers Gorald Waldrcn, David Thomhill and Gail McCrcady designated the period Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 as the time limit and the simple ground rule stipulates each person from the teams must bring items for a grocery hamper. Each room in Hamilton Junior High School will compete against the teachers and the items collected will be presented to Captain Keith Sayers. officer in charge of the Salvation Army \yelfare Centre. Cadet news Tlie Navy League Cadet Corps No. .W will parade at 7 o'clock tonight with the presentation of the training syllabus at 7wry. Cla.sses will close at 8:45 with liberty boats at 8:55. The No. 11 Squadron, air cadets will parade tonight at the regular time at the 20th Independent Battery quarters at Kenj-on Field. There will be no band prac-ice following tonight's parade. Seal drive The Lethbridge and District TB Christmas seal fund reached 73.7 per cent of its $26,000 objective at the 23rd opening ot returns. For the period $19,183 had been donated by city and district residents. This compares with $19,523 for the comparable period last year, $18,123 in 1968 and $22,488 in 1967. Education Hhink-tank' session has interesting observations BUSSARD CREATIVITY AWARD WINNER - Maureen McCall, a Grade 6 student at Gilbert Paferson Elementary-Junior High School was presented with the 1970 L H. Bussard Creafivify Award and medal at Tuesday's lethbridge public school board meeting. The award was first made three years ago, in honor of the late and longtime superintendent of schools. Creativity is judged on the basis of written and visual arts projects. Bill Brown, board chairman, in presenting the award soid if showed city schools do not wont to stifle creativity in their students. Shown in the picture arc Mr. Brown, left, Maureen, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill McCall. Rules of proper mailing prevent seasonal problems Each Dec c m b e r the Lethbridge post office winds up with about 2,000 undelivered Christmas letters and canls and numerous parcels broken open because of improper wrapping. To help parcels, cards and letters get to their destination, and in one piece, the following advice is offered. The full name of the addressee should always ixj used, street name and number, apartment numbers, bo.\ numbers, rural route numbei-s, full name Tlie return address is Important. Place correct, complete return address on all outgoing Cliristmas cards, parcels and other Christmas mail. The 2,000 letters which pile up in the Lethbridge post office as imdo-liverai)le are because of incorrect addressing or no return addresses. The proper preparation of parcels for mailing can be the difference between arrival and non - arrival. Pack it right, Your NEW Aulhorixed Dealer jeep" trucks AND STATION WAGONS UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd Ave., 3rd St. S. Phone 327-1418 of city cf delivery (do not ab- j wrap it right, tie it right, ad-breviate), zone n u m b e r and dress it right, the post office ad-province, vises. Five on no-smoking plan There are five participants in the Seventh Day Adventist Church - sponsored Five - Day Plan to quit smoking held in the recreation hall of the St. Michael's School of Nursing. The participants received a personal control booklet the first session with activities out-luied for the daily routine. Pastor Carl Wessman, director of the program, said the individuals can without doubt free themselves from the tobacco habit. Similar to the program followed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the participants are assigned buddies to help them over the rough spots. Special instruction was given on the proper use of will power and some of the traps that might lure the refrainer back into smoking were pointed out. Dr. Ray Bainborough, pathologist at Lethbridge Municipal NOTICE The Public is invited to meet with tfie City Council to discuss matters pertaining to Civic Affairs. Any person interested in making statements to or asking questions of Council may appear at a Public Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber on Monday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. JOHN GERLA, City Clerk Hospital, showed slides of lung, lip and throat cancer. Ho told the group that of the 127 lethbridge patients who passed through the local cancer clinic since 1954 only 11 arc still alive. "Nearly all of these people were smokers." Pack each item separately with good cushioning material -newspapers, sawdust, excelsior or any other similar material Use a strong corrugated cardboard box and heavy kraft wrapping paper. Never use Christmas paper for out s i d c wrapping. Do not use shoeboxes as they are not strong enough to withstand the pressure of the mail. Use good stout cord and knot it securely. Write the complete address of destination and correct return address on one side only. Use zone numbers. Enclose a slip of paper in the parcel with both addresses and a list of contents if several items are enclosed. Insure all parcels - if it is worth sending, it Is worth Insuring. Each Christmas the post office has parcels whidi cannot be delivered because persons sending them used thin browTi wrapping paper, Christmas wrapping and shoe boxes which have a tendency to break open. EDMONTON - Congress on the Futiure - Education, a two-day conference held here by the Worth Commission on Educational Planning and the Alberta Human Resources Research Council was not a decision-making conference, but a meeting of about 250 leading Albertans of aU ages who were to discms Alberta's future and its educational needs. It became an Informal "think-tank," in which people contributed their ideas in small assessment groups, with no real aim for consensus on my su^i^estion. The following are some of the many thoughts offered in the various sessions, none of them inferring dther a majority view or an official statement; Whether or not anyone likes it, sufficient numbers of today's students are being turned off by education as it exists, so that in a few years there will be many poorly-educated people trying to find .fobs. Human values and how to spend leisure time must be-com� priorities In today's schools, because within 15 years a quarter of the population will be imemploycd because there will not be enough jobs. In the same light, there will also be vastlv increased numbers of healthy and active re tired people, with 20 or 30 or more years ahead of them in which they must occutny themselves - and which today we arc not teaching anyone how to do. KINDRRCARTEN Kindergarten systems or dav-care centres should be required (if any education ,at all is required) when a child three, so that bad home In fluences do not give about half the students a disadvantage compared to other students when they enter Grade 1. Today's education is heart less, irresponsible and entirely xmrealistic, because it refuses to recognize modem needs and ignores the students cries for heb. Conference k.ojTiofe speaker Warren Ziegler: "The violence done by many teachers today to a child's mind is far worse than even murder. Rape is too nice a word to use aliout how we wreck a child's future by refusing to let him receive a common sense education that lie can, instead of what som.e 19th century wonder thinlcs tltc child needs to learn.' And: "We in the present have been colonized by the people from the past. Are we now to colonize the future, to people it with our needs, our limita tions, our failures? Or are we going to formulate a modem education system to free the people of the future to grow?" Many of the teachers who will work In the year 2000 have not yet been bora. You can't fight something that isn't there, because it can't be touched. The education sys tern isn't there - it's a figment of the establishment's imagina tion. Our education system Is out of date because too many of our educationists are out of date and refuse to look at the real today. They teach out-of-date values and systems, because they are not competent to instruct in how to live in today's world, much less in the world of the future. Teachers should be required to return to university for upgrading courses every year, for at least half of their two months of summer holMays. Other professions, without the h 011 d a y s, arc constantly upgrading themselves - or they cease to exist. Family - oriented education programs must be developed which families - parents and children - can take together Instead of IndivMually, particularly In leisure time use. Cotinsellors in schools today are too often too old and al ways too few. TTiey have time for only a tew minutes per week with students "and some Staff room, suspensions discussed by school board Some $4,000 will be spent on renovations to a portion of the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute's basement, to make it into a staff room for the school's teachers. The Lethi)ridge public school board Tuesday passed a motion approving the renovations, without comment. At present teachers are closeted in a small and poorly - lit room unsuitable for meetings or other purposes. The money will be taken from 1970 surplu.scs. In other business, trustees formed a committee structure to consider any student suspen-fAon problems which may arise. Under the new School Act, a rather broad policy concerning .suspension.s is set out and can refiuire sciiool board action. there are at least two weeks between board meetings, the matter might take almost that long to be resolved unless a special meeting or the appointed committee .sy.stcm Is employed. The commidce \nll include Dr. Bill Reckel. repro.scnting the hoard, Bol) Gall, rlirector of .school .semccs, Or. Gerry I'rolje, (lirocior of pcnsonnc! and material r e .s o u r o o s, George Watson, the school dus-trict attendance officer, and the principal of the school in-volvcfi. Deputy supenntcmienl Lornc Blackbourno said suspension problems arise only three or four times a year. Dr. Probe said he expects suspension to be "the absolute last step that would ever be taken" in dealing with student difficulties. He added that Mr. Watson "knows Lethbridge and its people very, very well, and often knows about problems a student is having even before the school knows about them." He said due to this the suspension policy is seldom needed. The board also decided it wx)uld like to preview two films on drug education produced by the Alberta department of education. The film called "Dawn ing" is intended for junior high school sttxlents, and another called simply "Film" is aimed at senior high and adult audiences. Their total cost was about $50,000. "Dawning" will be shown coincidentally on Chan nel 7 television in Lethbridge this Friday morning at 11:30. of t h e m have been retired for the past 20 years but remained on the pay-roll. Education Minister Robert Clark: "I hope education can remain the highest priority In our budgeting, but It will now have to compete with many other Important areas including the environment, native problems and programs, Quebec and all that means, a better deal for the poor and others." Bryant Strlngham , department of education legislation dhrector and chairman of the committee which rewrote the School Act: "We should divide the concept of 'education,' whatever that is, from 'schooling' so that we know what we're talking about. Ask what things the schooling system- that which uses our school building - can take on In the general education system." Cranberries have been here for many Christmas dinners One of the tasty foods on festive tables across Canada again this year will be cranberries. These bright red berries arc peculiar to North America and their production has over the years, become highly specialized. The history of the cranberry goes back to the arrival of the Pilgrims in the new world. They found the fruit growing profusely In the Cape Cod area. They learned from the Indians that the tai't-tastlng bcr- LCC awards committee established An academic awards co-ordinating committee has been formally established at tba Lcthbridge Community College. Approval has been given terms of reference for the committee, including responsibility for receiving and approving requests from the college's various schools to approach potential donors; To receive inquiries regard ing scholarships, and recommend their treatment; and to review and recommend to the academic awards committee (which actually awards schol arships) any changes needed in scholarships. A tentative number of awards were discussed for each school, which would include two for agriculture students, 13 for business education, 10 for liberal education, two for nursing education, six for teclmical vocational education and eight general scholarships. The numbers are subject to change according to recommendations from the directors of the college schools. Some of the awards are now available, and others will be sought by the co^n-dinating committee from potential donors. The committee's chairman is R. L. Montgomery, administrator of the Haig Clinic. $25 payiiieni Everj' man, woman and child in the Blood Indian trit>e will receive the annual $25 Christmas interest payment Dec. 17. The money comes from the Blood Indian tribal fund in Ot tawa. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capilel Furniture Bidg. M PHONE 328.7684aa ries were the source of a brilliant dye for clothes and also provided the base for an edible sauce. In the late 18806 Massachusetts farmers began to cultivate cranberries and they devised metlMxls of protecting the crops against the adverse New England winters. Later, cranberry culture was moved west to Wisconsin and then on to the Pacific Northwest and north to Nova Scotia Today, they are grown In three areas of Canada, the lower portions of the Fraser Valley In B.C., ui area near Dmmmondvllle, Que., and sev eral parts of Ntova Scotia. The plant itself is a low-growing vine with persistent leaves. Berries develop on the shoots that grow from the main runners. Present day cranberry varieties have been developed by crossing and recrossing selec tions of the large cranberry The plant thrives under cool moist conditions and In acidic soils akNig the edges streams, on seashores and bogs of temperate North America. The fruit is in great demand around Christmas as a sauce to be served with red meats and poultry, or as juice or fruit cocktail. 70 in 30 zone brings fine A Lethbridge man, Kenneth W. Demchuk, had his driver's licence suspended for 30 days and was fined $50 when he pleaded guilty in magistrate's court to speeding. Demchuk was clocked at speeds of 70 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone. The goals of education haven't changed in the ptst 90 years, but the entire rest tt the world has. Education aeemi to refuse to acknowledge the present, and has thus become Irrelevant. The educational horse and buggy are now coUidlng with the modem jti plue-and losing. Perhaps burning down all the schools Is the only solution. If a child receives poor nutrition at home from birth to age three, he Is In serious trouble and only Immediate attention will repair the brain damage; if it continues untn age six, the child Is hopelessly disadvantaged compared to what he could have been with a decent diet. There are more than 22.C00 occupations involved in today's technological world, all of which must be filled if It ii to continue as It Is and alio pi'o-gross. These jobs require that today's education system force students to learn to flit these roles even If they don't want to do so. If you change the technological system, you don't need the 22,000 jobs and the education system can be freed from this rcauiroment. Education atone cannot cope with the future because It Is tied completely to the economic and social system of the country; they must be charged first. A good education aysten would teach values of cooperation, of self-study, of ability to adapt to new situations and only then consider a few of the standard subjects taught in today's schools. MARKS SYSTEM Today's schools process people by giving them marks, much like a farmer processes eggs - Grade A eggs, Grads B eggs and rejected eggi. But people aren't eggs, and evaluation of that sort Is useless because it perpetuates tlw social system which requires everyone to be graded in cverytMni they do. How many people have ever seen what the inside of a triangle or pyramid looks like? Why doesn't a school teach mathematics with walk-In triangles. People constantly ask the wrong questions in educational Changs discussions - the questions, what is tlie curriculum, or how will the system prepare the student for imimsity, are not relevant or answerable if there is no formal curriculum and if the student dwsn't care al)out university - or if the university has no entrance requirements. 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The family will be holding open house at the Wever residence, on Saturday, Dec. 12th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., and all friends are asked to call in for this occasion. ;