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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta WALTER KERBER photo Galoshless sloshing The Chinook will probably last another says the Kenyon will end when temperatures drop. Only moderate cooling is expect- Field weather but skating on the water at Lethbridge's with temperatures ranging from 20 to 35 degrees. There outdoor such as this one at 9 Avenue and 11 Street may be some as well. The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION December 1973 Pages 17 to 32 Cattle-killing disease early in South areas NIGHT B US SER VICE TO RESUME TO LCC Sleeper a dis- ease killing hundreds of cattle in Southern Alberta must be detected and treated early to minimize ac- cording to a provincial veterinarian. Gordon a veterinarian at the provincial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in said Monday the disease has oc- curred in the south for the past four or five years but that this year it started about one month earlier than normal. County mulls weed control By D'ARCY RICKARD WARNER The next agriculture service board meeting of the Warner County 5 will rewrite a proposed bylaw that will require farmers to control weeds to the centre of right-of-ways. Coun. Don Christensen said ratepayers are complaining to him They think the county is going to get out of the weed control business. had to explain this measure is just for problem areas where we cannot get said Christensen at Monday's county meeting. Deputy-reeve James B. Blackmer suggested the proposed bylaw be rewritten at the agriculture service board meeting. The bylaw must somehow show the farmer is responsible where the county can't Carol festival is scheduled The Lethbridge Rotary Club's 27th Annual Carol Festival will be held Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. in Southminster United Church. The 11 church rhoirs par- ticipating in this year's festival St. Augustine First LDS Third St. Andrews McKillop Christian Reform St. Basil's Lakeview St. Patrick's First Bap- tist and Southminster United Church. An addition to this year's festival will be a selection on hand bells given by Scott Memorial Bell Choir. While the choirs are chang- ing positions in the loft the audience will join in singing well-known carols under the direction of A. K. Rutland and Allyn and nianict Mvrna flropn possibly by the right-of-way adjoining his property where there are shelter belts or specialty crops. Coun. Elda C Mueller said the county can't spray both sides of the road if the wind isn't blowing in the right direction. are not going to get it said Coun. Blackmer. Coun. Christensen said farmers will be sprayed my neighbor's road- why can't I collect chemical to do Coun. Blackmer said. would still like to see the lan- downer feel he still has a little responsibility controlling these weeds. A lot of ratepayers enjoyed roadside spraying of weeds by the coun- v ty but it still can be improved Reeve J. H. Otto said there is concern over the bylaw and it should be tabled for a month. Coun. Blackmer said the farmer would be responsible to spray it was not effectively we do then it is effec- tively he trying to clarify the intention of the bylaw. Reeve Otto said. the face of it I can see why people might be a bit Action taken by the coun- cillors definitely shows the county is not going put of the weed control business. It ordered barrels and barrels of 24D after getting 'favorable quotations from the Alberta Wheat Pool. Councillors put an order in 'equal to last year's re- They will leave Ihe chemical in the Wheat Pool warehouse until spring. Quo- tations were as 24D Low Volatile. 45 gallon a five gallon pail. a AV80 five gallon pail. quotations lor what is in stock now. it is good business lo gel hold of as much chemical as we said Blackmer the disease strikes iate'-m November to January. Caused by a bacterial the disease is par- tially attracted to the respiratory system of young cattle where it causes primary including pneumonia and pleurisy. An important characteristic of this organism is its ability to invade the animal's blood said Dr. causing infections in various areas of the including many joints and the brain. Several herd outbreaks have occurred this fall. Losses have as high as 10 per cent of the herd and as low as only one death. Dr. Chalmers said symp- toms of the disease have varied from herd to herd but the most consistent clinical findings are lameness in upper and lower pleurisy and ner- vous signs including convulsions and death. Only occasional animals show all the signs of the dis- he and infections have occurred in herds which are kept together and herds which have had new animals added. Dr. Chalmers said no vac- cine has been discovered to prevent the disease although research is being conducted in the United States. The disease is difficult to prevent and livestock owners who observe the combinations of symptoms in their.herds should immediately contact their veterinarian for he said. Diagnosis by a veterinarian is he said. There are many other conditions which have similar symptoms. If the disease is individual animals can be in- jected with one of many an- tibiotics. Or the entire herd can be treated with antibiotics through the water supply. Dr. Chalmers said this is very important because a deficiency of Vitamins A and Bl and magnesium and bleeding scours can cause symptoms similar to Sleeping Syndrome. Ob- scure nervous conditions for which there is no readily ap- parent cause can lead to similar symptoms also. Dr. Chalmers said the provincial laboratory is es- pecially interested in locating herds of feedlol cattle which are suffering from bleeding scours and the obscure ner- vous conditions in order to find out more about them. He said owners with several animals affected should cor.L tact their veterinarian to make arrangements for the laboratory's involvement. By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge Community College will subsidize an even- ing bus service to its its board of governors decided Monday after considerable debate The city transit system will provide the service and the LCC board of governors will absorb any losses if there are too tew people riding the to return the operating costs. The city has estimated operating costs of for two trips to the college. Dean director of projected the max- imum cost to the college for the spring semester at for two trips each evening Mon- day through Thursday. The fare paid by people using the bus service would directly reduce the estimated that the college would have to pay it nobody used the bus service. Governor J. R Gunn in- sisted that the college needed the bus service and it should pay for the evening busing. stand to with increased enrolments in our continuing she said Keith dean of said it was dif- ficult to estimate how many people would use the service because the only surveys seek- ing such information have in- volved people who already were taking courses at the college. have already arrang- ed for he said. Dr. Robin suggested there may be many people in the community who may have taken advantage of the even- ing courses available at the college had there been a bus service. Students enrolled in courses during the day. may also want to use the bus service in the evening to come back to the campus to study in the he suggested to the board. Dick in- sisted that the city should be providing the bus service to the college at no cost to the in- stitute. The city provided the even- ing bus service on an ex- perimental basis in other years but discontinued the service patronage fell below one passenger per bus J. W. transit superintendent for the states in a letter to the LCC board of governors. The bus service will be provided during the spring semester that commences in January. Alternate pipeline route asked United Way campaign nears goal The Lethbridge United Way has raised and hopes to wrap up the campaign by the end of- says publicity chairman Ron Sakamoto The organization is taking measures to bring in what Mr. Sakamoto estimates at between and still to come in a follow up of the business canvass still Con- tinuing. United Way hopes to collect more .than was raised one year ago. Funds go to 14 agencies and the Canadian Red Cross. The which entered Us 12th week kicked off Sept. 24 An alternate route for a natural gas pipeline east of Lethbridge .is being con- sidered as an answer to farmers' objections over the route now proposed. Hertz Industries of Alberta received an adjournment of an Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board hearing in Lethbridge Monday to reconsider its application for the pipeline. Farmers along the proposed six miles of pipe running to within one mile of the city limits have protested that the line is incompatible with future expansion of the city. Steve a lawyer representing 17 said outside the hearing his clients would be unable to develop their holdings if the line were built. Mr. Denecky said there could be no residential development within 150 feet of either side of the pipeline. H. M. representing Hertz said that ap- parently there were no objec- tions from landowners to an alternate route that would not approach the city limits. He said they would be surveyed to find out their opinion. The line is being proposed to connect two gas Rothwell Coaldale and Hertz to the Canadian Western Natural Gas pipeline. Mr. Kay said one considera- tion in changing the route would be where Canadian Western requires the gas be fed into its line. He also said the alternate running straight north to meet the line instead of west to meet it near the would be considerably longer and have to cross Highway 3. The hearing will probably be reconvened in January or February. UofL presidency at the crossroads Qualified leaders scarce in Canada I Uv JIMUtVM I Wi of llirrc Persons with the qualifications to be president of a university are scarce in the chairman of the University of Lethbridge board of governors says. The president of a university must be ambitious and an be able to communicate with people of different ages and academic standing and possess high academic qualifications and experience. In other the person should be in a Dr. Neil Holmes said in an interview. If Dr Bill Beckel decides not to accept another term as president or if the univer- sity's board of governors decides not to renew his contract when it expires in 1975. the U of L may have a difficult time obtaining a quality leader for its chief ex- ecutive position. There are nine universities in Canada now searching for presidents What type of president are they looking tor'.' universities would be looking for ideally the same Dr. Holmes suggested. Qualifications stiff Academically the president must possess a doctorate degree and have quite a tew years experience in his par- ticular he The president must worked through the to the top and should be capable of working and dealing with faculty and students. This can be difficult because the presi- dent makes the final decisions on faculty tiring and hiring Other faculty members and students may disagree with the decision. of the toughest jobs is to make a hard decision and have it accepted as fair by Dr. Holmes says. Students don't have much to do with the but they are a source of friction in the he says. To keep the university operating the president must keep student friction at a minimum. And to do this effectively the president must be accepted and respected by the students. Dr Holmes says some students. react negatively to the-president because the position represents authority. To some students that's reason enough to resent whoever holds that position. 50-hour week The president must also satisfy the board of members of the com- munity who have the power to hire or fire the the only officer at the un- 5 iversity for which this is the case 8 The president must also be capable of meeting and communicating with the provincial government and the public. The person holding the presidency must B be capable and willing to work a 50-hour or 8 more work week. Dr. Holmes says. The control and disposition of money to the faculties and the various areas of the jft university's physical plant is another responsibility of the president. 6 Administration of the academic and S physical plant is even more demanding on g the president of the U of L then at larger universities Because the U of L is S the president must know more of the day to day operation of the un- 'jv iversity. Dr. Holmes says jv In larger universities the 8. might not be familiar with all aspects of' 8 the university operation because there also are vice-presidents responsible for the various operations of the university. Totally informed The U of L has only an academic vice- president. The U of L president must be totally in- formed of every aspect of the operation of the university from security to course con- tent because he is expected to to the various governing bodies of the univer- knowledgeably on any university matter. If the president was not totally informed when reporting to the governing bodies such as the board of governors and the he or she would soon lose the con- lidence of the faculty and student representatives on the governing bodies. The U of L search and selection com- mittee for president would be looking for a person who is now working in a university it it decides not to renew Dr Beckel's contract or if Dr. Beckel decided not to accept another term after it expires July 1975. The presidential candidates would also have to be interested in the objectives of the university as they are or will be if the lack of finances forces a change in the objectives. J uiul restrictions Lack of financial support is certainly a concern of Dr. Beckel. II the provincial government's financial restrictions on the university the president will be a can.'... ker role then 1 couldn't live with Beckel has said. Since the U of L is a liberal arts univer- it is less likely to name a doc- tor or engineer as its head. Dr. Holmes says The size of the U of L also would dis- courage some presidential candidates Bill background The president of the University of Lethbridge is an expert in en- tomology and has authored many technical publications about his study of insects. A 'Canadian. William E. 47. received his bachelor of arts degree- at Queen's University in Kingston and his masters and doc- torate degrees from the State University of Iowa. He was named professor of zoology and dean of science at the University of Toronto in 1964 and in 1965 he became dean of Scarborough College. In 1968 he was appointed vice- president of the University of Lethbridge and was given the presidency in 1972. Dr. Beckel also spent several years in research work with the federal department of agriculture in Eastern Canada and Manitoba. He was head of the entomology section of the defence research northern laboratory in Manitoba and physicological ecologist with the En- tomology Division Canada at Ont. from accepting a nomination to the presidential nomination list. As those with ambitions of es- tablishing a national name for themselves would prefer to head a larger university. Dr. Holmes suggests. He recalls one American candidate arriving in Lethbridge to be interviewed for Uie first U of L presidency at a time whe'n there was two feet of snow on the ground. The not being very fond of quickly changed his mind about the presidency and withdrew his name from the list of candidates More scope On the positive the smallness of the U of L provides a good education leader with lot more scope for Dr. Holmes says. it is still a developing univer- sity it has more flexibility than established i- he suggests This gives the president the ty to establish something that is The U of L president has the chance to more he explains. Dr. Holmes says the university did lot of before the other Alberta un- iversities in respect to programming. j For he says the U of L was first to establish the semester es- tabhsh colloquium which allows students to set their own route to an educa- tion which may or may not contain formal and encourage undergraduate students to take research programs. Most universities don't permit research jj study until the student has completed un- dergraduate studies. f If Dr. Beckel does accept another three- ij year term as U of L it will likely be his last Limited terms Most Canadian universities have adopted a policy of appointing academic administrators for limited terms usually between five and seven the board of governors recent brief to the government says completion of their term they are awarded sabbatical leave to recharge themselves as academics and they then return to the Financial restrictions may even prevent the U of L selection committee from hav- ing the opportunity to chose a president from outside the U of If the incumbent stays as a the university could not afford to him in the faculty and appoint a new person from the the brief states. Dr. in his agreement with the board of is provided with the opportunity of remaining at the university as a professor of zoology or a year's salary as a severance if he does not serve another term as president. That creates another problem. Not surprising The internal replacement for the presidency usually comes from an area in the university that would not be filled by the return to the professoriate of the former the board of governor slate in the brief It is also suggested in the brief that in a university the size of the U of is often difficult to find good administrative leadership from among the existing per- Thai is not surprising When it is dif- ticull to find a qualified chief executive for a university with the whole nation to choose it is certainly going to be dif- ficult locating a person internally that possesses all the qualities for president. There are not many people available in Canada who would meet the type of qual- ifications required of a university's chief executive. Dr Holmes claims. There are of who are qual- ified but are poor ad- ministrators 3 I 1 ;