Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, 9, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD City Scene Eclipse only partly visible Sky watchers in the Lethbridge area will see about 30 per cent of the sun covered during Friday's partial solar eclipse, the Calgary Planetarium reported today. A technician at the planetarium said in a telephone inter- view this part of the world will miss maximum coverage of the sun, which occurs about 15 minutes before sunrise here. Maximum coverage for other parts of the world will reach 83 per cent. The eclipse will be "well in progress" by the time the sun rises here at about a.m. It will end about a.m. Building damage resolved Richardson Securities of Canada will soon have the face on its 4th Avenue S. building restored. "It's all been completely resolved I'm busy getting a contractor going on said Jim Dunstan, local manager of the firm Friday. He complained to city council last week after waiting in vain for four months for the marble tile front to be replaced. It was damaged and then removed when Calgary Concrete crews, under contract to the city, were working on a sidewalk replacement project in front of the building last August. Grant film set Thursday Photographer Ed Cesar of Granum will show two motion pictures beginning at p.m. Thursday at the Golden Mile Senior Citizens Centre at Lethbridge. One of the films is Songs and Stories of Yesteryear, depicting a number of southern Alberta oldtimers relating their experiences and memories. It was filmed with financial aid by a Canada Council grant. C.D. Stewart is chairman Lethbridge Community College president C D. Stewart is chairman of the water advisory committee of the Alberta In- stitute of Agrologists and not president as mentioned in a Dec. 4 article. A E Punger of the Alberta department of agriculture holds the presidency of the organization. Jazz concert set Wednesday The "Jazz a group of local musicians, will be featured Wednesday at a free concert in the theatre-gallery of the Lethbridge public library. The group, which will perform works of contemporary com- posers, Bach fugues and some original works, begins its perfor- mance at 8 p.m. Skiing workshop at U of L A cross-country skiing workshop will be sponsored by the University of Lethbridge Dec. 27 to 29. The workshop, which will cost will begin at the univer- sity Dec. 27 in Room 233 of the Physical Education Building with an orientation lecture. The following two days will feature skiing classes at Castle Junction, five miles east of Westcastle. Equipment and tran- sportation must be supplied by participants. Skiers may register at the first class or with the university registrar. through your Canada Manpower Centre Agriculture is one of Western Canada's high technology industries. To be successful, a farmer must have modern management skills and a well-Dlanned course can help develop them on January 6th, 1975 Pre-register by December 20th. Limit 20 students Topics- accounting, marketing, credit, farm law, machine economics, etc. Application forms available at Oittrict Agricultural office Provincial Bldg. or Phone 321-4471 YOUR JOB IS OUR JOB Canada Manpower Centre Manpower ind Immigration Robert Andras, Minister Centre de Main-dtoeuvre du Canada Main-d'ceuvre ct Immigration Robert Andrat, Minutra 419 7th SUM! South, Truant officer quits, job may not be filled The days of the hard-nosed truant officer who was charged with the responsibility of keeping students in school until the age of 16 may come to an end in the Lethbridge public schools Tuesday. The resignation of the current truant, or attendance officer as he is now known, and a recommendation from the public school administration that the position be eliminated is to be brought before the public school board Tuesday. Attendance officer G. S. Lakie, in his letter of resignation, said he began questioning the "relative effectiveness of this position in relationship to other ways of handling attendance problems" some months ago The former principal of Fleetwood-Bawden School said he is resigning after one year in the position because he believes there are more effective ways of handling school attendance problems. Superintendent Bob Plaxton said today the schools will deal with their own students attendance problems if the boards decides to eliminate the position of atten- dance officer. Mr Lakie's resignation takes effect December 31. Biological science chairman i welcomes U of L greenhouse Lonely shift Time is running out for Lethbridge's old Fire Hal! No. 1, on 2nd Avenue S. On Nov. 8 the crew at the old station packed up and moved to their new home at 6th Avenue and 4th Street South. Now the old station is used only as the emergency receiving centre. It's a lonely job for the man on shift at the emergency centre and Albert Cheesman is only one of a number of firemen who take a turn receiving emergency calls. The emergency receiving centre will remain at the old No. 1 station until new equipment is set up at No. 2 station in North Lethbridge. City Manager Allister Find- lay said the old building "is in extremely poor con- dition" and will probably be torn down when the emergency centre is moved, in four or five months. By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer University of Lethbridge biological sciences chairman Job Kuijt may stop throwing stones now that he has a glass house in which to work. The little greenhouse across from the north entrance of the U of L academic building is a hope come true for the plant specialist who has thrown ver- bal stones at almost everyone within distance in an attempt to get the facility for his students. The provincial government has received the brunt of his wrath during the past few years and was the recipient of one last heavy but well- directed verbal stone this month as Dr. Kuijt recalled the problems of operating a biological sciences program without a greenhouse. The government "expected us to teach" a four-year biology program without a greenhouse for experimental work and plant studies, he review NEW GLASS HOUSE OVERLOOKS COULEES said in an interview prior to describing such action as "outrageous." The establishment of a greenhouse at the U of L ends a "very primitive stage" in the development of the biology program. The 20-by-60-foot glass building will provide students and professors with a facility for research and study pur- poses Singing Tree splendid wf ff RICK ERVIN photo Ogopogo's brother surfaces University of Lethbridge biologists are scratch- ing their heads and sharpening their ballpoint pens over the sudden appearance in the university reservoir of this strange, three-headed pond dweller identified as Fontanus Obscurantis, a member of the water- dwelling family which also includes the Loch Ness monster and Lake Okanagan's Ogopogo. The strange creature made its appearance shortly after the fountain in the reservoir was shut off for the winter. By PAT ORCHARD The Anne Campbell Singers and the Teen Clefs gave their annual presentation of The Singing Tree to an audience of about 450 people at the Yates Memorial Centre Sunday. The program began with the usual signature tune It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas, followed by the amusing Christmas Squeeze. Deputy Mayor Vera Ferguson interjected the program with a few introduc- tory remarks, after which the Anne Campbell Singers gave an accomplished performance of Anderson's The Christmas Blessing, Leontovich's Carol of the Bells and Adam's Holy City. Their unanimity of pitch was remarkable, their tone attractive, and their diction excellent The Holy City is particularly hard for a female choir to perform effectively, but the contralto section gave excellent support to the melody, with the result that the harmonic balance was perfectly suited to the music. Particia O'Connell, a flutist from Lethbridge, ably accom- panied by Muriel Barrow, interspersed the program by treating us to a performance of Roussel's Andante and Scherzo and Monte's Csardas. Her rendering of the Andante and Scherzo was hauntingly beautiful, but her fingering occasionally faltered during the faster passages of the Csardas. Miss O'Connell showed a good deal of interpretive insight and should be encouraged to per- form again. The concert group went on to render Elgar's The Snow and a vocal arrangement of Brahms' Love Song Waltzes with breathtaking pathos. The former was charmingly ac- companied by Valerie Hor- vath and Alisa Laturnus on the violin, and the latter by Shelagh Stefan and Elaine Gazler on the piano. The other five songs, representing English, Canadian, Spanish, Mexican and Rumanian carols, were brilliantly ex- ecuted by the Teen Clefs. They were varied in style, and the way in which the girls ex- ploited their essential character could scarcely have been bettered. The rest of the concert group included a duet by Marg Marcus and Carol Virtue, and a solo by Rae Johnston, who showed par- ticular promise. The intermission was followed by the sequence In a Monastery Garden during which the visual effect of the singers, arranged in the for- mation of a lighted Christmas tree, was quite striking. The monastery garden represented one of the places the girls visited on their re- cent continental tour. The conductor's role in this part of Games tickets travelling Canada Winter Games lottery tickets, offering the chance of winning or a trip to Hawaii, will be sold at Coleman, Blairmore, Pic- ture Butte and Lethbridge this week. Students and people involv- ed in recreation and minor hockey are conducting the ticket sales. the program had to be, to some extent, a passive one, but Anne Campbell certainly used a good deal of im- agmaiion. The songs 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, What is Christmas? and Carol Vir- tue's solo The Csndle, were sung as freshly and prayerful- ly as the prevailing mood of the monastery suggested. The following three numbers were also of a consistently high quality. The special request trom the Danish organist at Rebe, 0 Little Town of Bethlehem, was truly ethereal. The Anne Campbell Singers sounded as angelic as the boys of any English cathedral, and the organist could hardly have hoped for better advocates of his talents. The evening conclud- ed with the beautiful Echo Canon by Lejeune. Mrs Campbell is to be congratulated for her efforts Sunday's performance was probably the best to date. In the past the formalized first half has been followed by a rather amorphous and anodyne second half; whereas this the two parts of the program were different, but of a even quality. The conductor showed great restraint in passages which might otherwise have been schmaltzy, and the overall effect was extremely pleasant. One begins to feel that no Lethbridge Christmas can be complete without the Singing Tree. Prior to its construction, several varieties of plants were purchased from retail outlets or were grown in the little greenhouse at Dr. Kui- jt's residence at his own ex- pense. For the "first time in the history of this university" students will be able to carry on independent studies and faculty members will be able to perform more advanced research work when the greenhouse goes into opera- tion in January. The facility is divid- ed into three units with the laboratory dividing the plant research and study areas. The research area, Dr. Kui- jt suggests, will encourage plant specialists to apply for a position in the department of botany, should the university expand that department. "It is essential that students can study" a variety of plants and experiment with them, he stresses. The study area will be used to grow a variety of plants that can be studied for their structural features Tropical and sub-tropical plants will also be grown once the building is in operation. The greenhouse will even- tually grow some of the more extreme forms of plants such as coffee plants, an orange tree and even a dwarf banana tree, he said. While the greenhouse will make a more effective biological sciences program, Dr. Kuijt doesn't expect it will cause more students to "clamour for the course." "It is not an area that will attract a large number of he explained. The department has been hobbling along without a facility because a large greenhouse was included in the proposed wing that was to be added to the main academic building. However, due to financial restrictions placed on the un- iversity by the provincial government, construction of the wing doesn't appear likely m the near future. "In no way is this facility a replacement of what we are to get It is a temporary Dr. Kuijt insists. The greenhouse is still a long way from the type of facility the university needs to operate its biological sciences program. Co-ordinator of the physical plant operations and develop- ment Bob Comstock says the greenhouse, will be moved to the new wing if and when the wing is constructed. University planners had a difficult task before them when they decided to add the small greenhouse to the cam- pus. "It was difficult to find a place that would not spoil" the architectural appearance of the university campus, Mr. Comstock says They finally built the thermostatically controlled facility just below a hill about 200 feet from the academic building. The location is close enough to the academic building that it is easily accessible to students changing from one class to another but still is hidden so it doesn't mar the landscape. WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 DAY ONLY THURSDAY, DEC. 12th 516 3rd Avenue South Next Door to Bank of Montreal The Lethbridge Herald CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT Invites applications from Boys and Girls (12 years of age and older) as Paper Carriers in the following Rural Areas: VAUXHALL PINCHER CREEK CROWSNEST PASS JAFFREY, B.C. FERNIE, B.C. This is a great opportunity to earn your own money. Don't hesitate, apply today! 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