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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wodrittday, Dectmbtr 11, 1974 Hockey coach certification may boost level of sportsmanship By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer (Second of two parts) By 1978 all minor hockey coaches may have to be certified before they can coach and this could eliminate much of the overemphasis on winning in that sport, the president of the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association says. Leo Harrold, who has been involved in Lethbridge minor hockey since its inception in 1954, says increasing the number of coaches' clinics would change the emphasis of minor sport from "winning to participation." Coaches who attend clinics must write an exam following their instruction thereby show- ing they are competent to coach minor hockey. A coaching clinic was held for city coaches this year for instruction in the basics of hockey. Further clinics in coming years will include the finer points of the game, he says. Mr. Harrold says he feels there is an overemphasis on winning by some coaches. "One of our complaints in the association is a fella (coach) has a good player and the coach keeps him on his team instead of trying to get him to a higher level. "If the coach had the best interests of the youngster at heart he would try to get him on a representative or rep Mr. Harrold says. "But the coach will keep the player on his team so they can win the he adds. "That is wrong, he should be put on a team where his ability is matched." A rep team is a team in each level of hockey which is comprised of the "best" players who participate in minor hockey. The other players form the house league. Coaches and trainers of various junior teams in the area have criticized minor hockey for its overemphasis on winning and its effect on youngsters. Mr. Harrold admits the apparent focus on winning is causing youngsters to drop out of hockey. This is contradictory to the objective of par- ticipation which minor hockey is supposed to promote, he says. Youngsters with lesser ability who are kept on the bench during games because the more proficient players are put on the ice, eventually give up the hockey. "Every coach has a pet player who is seeing more ice time than anyone, from the NHL to minor hockey, and it all goes back to he adds. "They see this in the NHL and follow he says. "The NHL should not be used as a model for minor hockey." More coaches' clinics would help solve this problem because the clinics emphasize the at- titude and character building aspects of hockey as well as technique. Sportsmanship and participation are promoted and this is a step forward for minor hockey, he says. Coaches should also read the Lethbridge association's constitution which would remind them that winning is secondary to character building and sportsmanship. Similarly, even the increasing of a child's hockey ability is down on the list of objectives included in the constitution. The constitution of the city association as well as the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association is available to every coach, Mr. Harrold says. The new emphasis on coaching clinics is a rul- ing by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Associa- tion which says all coaches must eventually be certified to coach a team. The CAHA hopes to have this implemented by 1978. "This is very says Mr. Harrold. If we can get coaches out to clinics it will be a definite improvement to minor hockey." So far the association has had problems getting coaches to clinics because many are only coaching for a few years. "They (coaches) give their free time when their son is in hockey. Once the boy is gone, they're he says. There are about 60 coaches for the some 950 boys playing hockey in the association program. The association attempts to get one coach and one manager for each team. City Scene Pickets remain up at centre Picket lines remained in place at Lethbridge Centre this morning as a strike by the Glaziers and Glassworkers Union entered its second day. About 200 workers are affected by the work stoppage, as other unions have honored picket lines. No comment was available from Canadian Pittsburgh In- dustries Ltd., or union officials. Indian slide show Thursday PINCHER CREEK The Napi Friendship Centre will host a 90-minute slide show on Southern Alberta Indians prepared by Rev. Gerard Fortier. parish priest of the Brocket Church. The slide show, compiled by Father Fortier from rodeos, Indian Days and cultural events, will begin at p.m. Thurs- day in the centre. The Friendship Centre will also conduct bingo and a Christ- mas tree evening for children, says centre director Oliver Soop. Turkey bingo begins at p.m. Friday and the children's tree evening starts at p.m. Dec. 17. Parents are asked to register participating children with the centre before Friday. Toys and presents, donated by local merchants and the Friendship Centre will be distributed. Alderman to speak Thursday Rookie Alderman Tony Tobin will address the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs Thursday. He will address the noon meeting, at Sven Ericksen's Restaurant, on The City a throw-away container, or is it for A major concern of his speech will be the Neighborhood Improvement Program. Man arrested for illegal gun A man was arrested early this morning by Lethbridge city police after a sawed-off .22 rifle was found in his car. The man later attempted suicide twice in police cells, police say. Police allege the man was seen going through red lights on 4th Avenue South from 6th to 9th Streets about a.m. He turned left on 9th Street and proceeded north. He .was pursued by police CLEARING An assortment of WESCLOX CLOCKS PRICED TO CLEAR AT 20% OFF Call Housawaras 327-5767 "JjWUES" DOWNTOWN and crossed the 9th Street bridge at 60 m.p.h. He finally stopped on the north side of the bridge and police searched his car. Police allege a sawed-off .22 rifle and 120 rounds of am- munition were found in the car. The man was taken to the police station and given a breathalyzer test. He was allowed one phone call and then lodged in cells. The man asked to make a second call but this was refused. They say the man later ripped his shirt off, tied it around his neck and tried to hang himself from a bunk in his cell. The cell warden spotted this, removed the man from the cell, stripped him to his shorts and put him in another cell. The man later ripped up his shorts and tried to hang himself again but was again stopped. Jack Paul Helle, 28, from Hardieville has been charged with having a restricted weapon in his car and im- paired driving. Certified Dentil Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION At the Avenue South Thursday, December Terms Cash Salt starts p.m. No Rasaru Nice French Provincial chesterfield and chair; Chrome table and 4 chairs, good Silvertone electric organ and stool: nice yellow and green chesterfield and chair; large Webster air compressor with 5 h.p. motor; Fngidaire Flair electric range with cabinet; chest of drawers; dresser; selection of TV sets; coffee table and end table; mesh playpen; Heathkit combo amplifier with 2 large speakers; 5 sheets plastic divider pan- elling: aluminum door; AMC 2 door fridge; complete beds; Speed Queen mangle: cement cart. 303 rifle; Cooey repeater 22 with scope; fridge cart; good small violin: belt exerciser; bikes; commercial popcorn maker: basebord heater; electric knife; aquariums: portable dis- hwasher; Chrome table: oictures; pioneer 450 chain saw; globe; electric sander, table lamps; extention cords, iron boards; stools; bird cages: folding door; large Wiener cooker; washing machines: records. Many more items too numerous to mention. 1857 CHEV TON OFFICE EQUIPMENT 4 drawer legal size filing cabinet; Gestetner model 40u with cabinet, desk-file; Olympia electric adding machine; Smith Corona typewriter, executive office chair; 2 office arm chairs; 2 steno chairs; typing desk; shelves; miscellaneous equipment. SALE CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phone 328-4705 TEDNEWBY Lie. 010283-41 1920 2nd Ave. S. Lethbridge KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 012116-458 Taber project endorsed By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor WARNER (Staff) The Warner County council Tues- day favors formation of the proposed Taber hospital and nursing home district. Council had an eye on the need for a nursing home at Raymond as it discussed Taber's project here Tuesday. Taber is forming its own hospital and nursing home dis- trict, with the same boun- daries as the Taber Municipal District, in a move to obtain its Own nursing home. The Alberta Hospital Ser- vices Commission suggested Taber first establish a separate auxiliary and nurs- ing home district and then withdraw from the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital and Nurs- ing Home District. "I think it's a good said Coun. Murray Holt. "When Raymond tried to get an auxiliary hospital four or five years ago, they said Taber is next in line. Taber hasn't got it yet." "It doesn't affect us'and it might help them." Coun. Holt says Raymond is still waiting in line. Senior services available The city's community ser- vices department has an- nounced it will continue some services to senior citizens formerly offered by the local initiatives project "Concern." In a news release the city said it has received a LIP grant to carry on minor home maintenance and yardwork for senior citizens. Speed skating club meet Saturday A meeting to organize a Southern Alberta speedskating club will be held Saturday at the Lethbridge Sportsplex. The meeting, at 9 a.m., is open to all interested persons and communities. Lang threatened with court over Alberta's resources EDMONTON (Staff) The federal minister in charge of the Canadian Wheat Board has been termed "a bugaboo over all agriculture." Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer said Tuesday Otto Lang has not only threatened to take the Alberta government to court over the resource issue, he has failed to meet the needs of Alberta farmers in two key areas the federal feed grain policy and malting barley prices. When Justice Minister Lang talks of going to court, he might end up going to court on other matters, said Dr. Horner. By failing to recognize the better quality of barley produced'in Alberta, Mr. Lang is costing farmers in Alberta million per year in lost income "for no good reason." Farmers receive only a 15-cent-per-bushel premium for extra efforts needed to produce quality barley for the malting industry. The rest of the higher price charged to brewers for malting barley goes into the wheat board barley pool to be added to pay checks of all barley producers, regardless of the quality of their barley. Dr. Horner said the Alberta government is ready to go to court to protect the incomes of Alberta farmers and to insure maintenance of the malting barley in- dustry in this province. Mr. Lang has also implemented the long-promised federal feed grain policy only in part, said Dr. Horner. Producers in Alberta are still waiting for the full policy, especially the part relating to the movement of red meats in place of grain from the West to the East. National market system slowed by jealousies Hereford sales maintain volume By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald staff writer Alberta Hereford sales to date almost match last year's sales, despite a world com- mercial market price drop of 50 per cent, the Alberta Hereford Association was told Tuesday. John Hay, secretary of the association, told 100 members at an annual meeting the largest drop in sales was caus- ed by Russia's cancellation of its 1974 beef contract. he added, "we were able to replace that market with a similar contract with Czechoslovakia." At meetings in Moscow, arranged for the Hereford association by the Alberta Ex- port Agency, the Russians said they will not resume buy- ing until they either initiate a vaccination program or "accept the certification we Mr. Hay said. Total sales for 1974 amounted to com- pared to for 1973. Ron Hanson, president of the association, told members Monday Alberta has had sales this past year to the United States, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland and Mexico. "The international interest in our Herefords is un- precedented and really just he said. Mr. Hay said test centre sales have increased and have created international interest, calling the centre "very successful." Mr. Hay told association members that after several meetings and correspondence with Czechoslovakia, a contract was signed for head of polled yearling heifers and 50 bulls. "Selections were made in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and he said, and by the final loading date of Nov. 28, heifers and 55 bulls were delivered." Russian cattle sales from 1974 totalled com- pared with 1973 sales of Test sales totalled compared with 065 in 1973. Elections were held Tues- day afternoon for executive positions in the association. Bert Powseland, of Cochrane, was elected president, and George Templeton, of Lethbridge, was elected vice- president. Ron Hanson is past president. John Hay was re- instated as secretary. By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON National marketing of farm products is being prevented by provincial jealousies, according to the federal minister of agriculture. Eugene Whelan told 400 delegates to the fifth annual meeting of Unifarm here Tuesday that provincial com- petition in market place is limiting the effectiveness of National Farm Products Marketing Council proposals. He said, "cut-throat" bargaining by one province at the expense of another province hurts producers across Canada. A co-ordinated approach to marketing is needed to maximize returns to all producers. Mr. Whelan said provinces can strangle themselves in regionalism. Farm credit was another major part of the minister's address. He said farm credit legislation, soon to be passed by the federal government, will allow people under 35 years to borrow up to through the Farm Credit Cor- poration. This is up from the limit of and the borrowers will be given five years to get into full-time farming. The new legislation will also allow an eligible farmer to get a loan for more than 90 per cent of the productive value of his land. And this loan will not have to be backed with a first mortgage on the farm. "These amendments will mean more money to the farm he said. "They aim to give young farmers the credit they need to set up a money-making farm operation." Other sectors of agriculture will soon feel some economic relief from th'> cost-price squeeze, Mr. Whelan said. An announcement will be made, perhaps by the end of this week, of a program to help the cow-calf man. He wouldn't elaborate. In a press conference following his address, Mr. Whelan said he is still waiting for representation from the Alberta government for work to begin on dairy cow co- operatives proposed for southern Alberta. Two groups of farmers, one at Glenwood and one at Vaux- hall, are proposing to build dairy cow co- operatives to take the labor pains out of the dairy in- dustry. The co-operatives would be run on a normal work shift, freeing family farm operators from the seven-day work week which plays havoc with the dairy in- dustry. Regional officials in Lethbridge for the Alberta department of agriculture told The Herald several months ago the federal government was holding up the progress of the co- operatives. Mr. Whelan also said dis- cussions were continuing on a proposed sugar policy for Canada. Such a policy would set a price for sugar beets grown domestically that would guarantee a return for the producer. Just ten days ago, Mr. Whelan met with two sugar beet officials from Alberta, four from Manitoba and Quebec and one from Ontario, but nothing could be es- tablished. The federal government has several ideas for protecting sugar beet producers, including one run by producers which he prefers. The possibility of a crown corporation has also been dis- cussed. Milk pricing linked to cost EDMONTON (Staff) Un- til at least Nov. 1, 1975, provincial milk prices will be tied directly to the cost of production under a new system of pricing okayed by the Alberta Public Utilities Board six weeks ago. Larry Edwards of Three Hills, vice-president of the Alberta Milk Producers Association, told the Herald in an interview Tuesday the public Utilities Board allowed implementation of the for- mula pricing system for one year on a provisional basis. The formula, which takes costs of production into con- sideration while allowing a 'reasonable' profit, will be used to inject "gentle" milk price increases or decreases depending on the input costs, said Mr. Edwards. Except for a further one- cent-per-quart price increase set for January to pay the final part of a five cent per quart subsidy from the federal government, shifts in milk prices will be geared to the new fonnula. Price increases of two cents per quart were added in Alberta Nov. 1 and Dec. 1 to shift all costs for milk to the consumer from the federal government. Mr. Edwards said part of the criteria for use of the for- mula is a dairy cost study to make sure the price of milk established by the formula remains in direct relationship with the cost of production. The dairy cost study must include an number of dairy farmers who will record their accual costs and incomes monthly during the year. These figures will be computed by the economics branch of the department of agriculture to be fit into the formula. Taxi firm may sell The owner of a Lethbridge taxicab company said Tues-! day he plans to close up if he' can't close a deal to sell to a Calgary firm. "We are working for three people city hall, the police department and the insurance said Harold Dyck, who started Radio Cab 10 months ago. He said he tried to convince other taxi firms to join in a taxi strike in protest, but they would not agree. Right now, Radio Cab has three courses open to it, he said. It can pay for the next year's insurance and continue operating, sell out or close en- tirely. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 Oil bonanza 'should be spent on housing help' ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4095 Lethbridge West MLA Dick Gruenwald has suggested that Alberta's burgeoning oil revenues could well be spent on housing help for young couples. Mr. Gruenwald also warned a service club meeting Tues- day that the surplus funds are creating an irresponsible at- titude among Albertans. "To- day all Albertans believe Santa Claus lives in Edmon- he told the Lethbridge Kiwanis Club. But one priority the govern- ment can set was housing help. The help could come in the form of five per cent SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING 328-2176 mortgage for young married couples, to replace income- crippling 10 per cent ones, he said. The MLA said the mortgage route is probably a better one to help young couples than building lower cost homes. He cited the low-cost Rideau housing project in North Lethbridge as "an example of bad housing despite the economics of it." Mr. Gruenwald said wind- fall oil revenues might not be a blessing if they are only used to encourage the hoarding of more material goods. He said while Alberta should fight for its rights to its natural resources, "we can't escape the fact that to some extent we are our brothers', keeper." "We are short of statesmen in this country right he said. "There is little thought of what's really best for the people." The opposition is short of people with positive suggestions, he said. They would do many of the same things as the government if they were on the other side of the house. "It's amazing how the government of the day likes to take credit for all the good things that happen in our society the opposition members are no better, they blame the government for all the ills of our society." "One of the simple but very necessary requisites of an MLA should be just plain com- mon he said. During his three years in the legislature, Mr. Gruenwald said he found it hard to measure how worthwhile his intangible contributions have been. He said the "seed has been planted" for a provincial park on the Oldman River for which he has been campaign- ing and he was able to have urban areas included in a land-use study. "If you make positive suggestions and have a little bit of credibility, you do get listened to." PRE-CHRI3TMAS Rugs and Upholstery Ginning Spaciil by Shining Knight Phone 328-8408 SMOatails In Tun. Harold aid Fii. TV Gaida FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 3J7-6M5 E. 8. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAI 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOO. THOMAS ORGANS AT PRUEGGERS 530 5th Street South "LARGE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM Phone 329-3151 HOME-HELP SERVICE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS The City of Lethbridge is pleased to an- nounce that it has received L.I.P. funds and will be able to continue some of the kinds of services formerly offered by Con- cern to senior citizens in Lethbridge. These services will include: 1. MINOR HOME MAINTENANCE floors, walte, cleaning stoves, cupboards painting cleaning and replacing windows repair vacuuming ,2. YARDWORK shovelling snow from walkways raking leaves fence mending general clean-up 3 REFERRALS ON OTHER SERVICES AVAIL ABLE IN LETHBRIDGE FOR HOME-HELP SERVICE Phone: 327-5725 ;