Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
36 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD December 11, 1974 Backless car sparks B.C. consumer lawsuit VICTORIA (CP) A car without reverse gear has propelled the British Colum bia government into Canadian legal history The government has become the first in the countrv to initiate a civil suit on behalf of a consumer The action launched under the new trade practices act was settled out of court Palm Motors Ltd of Vic- toria has agreed to pay William Switley and in return the director of trade practices has agreed to dis continue court action Palm Motors was charged last month under the new legislation with having engaged in a deceptive act or practice Patterns For Outdoor Men! 7184 Acting Churchill head Graeme Wigg Truant officer post eliminated Each public school will now handle its own student atten- dance problems and receive the assistance of the school ad ministration when legal action must be taken to enforce atten- dance The public school board accepted the resignation of atten- dance officer G S Lakie and eliminated the position of truant officer during its Tuesday meeting THE FAMILY CIRCUS iz u Kirtycat's getting 'cited about Christmas 'cause she likes to get into the boxes and play with the wrappings He 11 wear and wear and en- joy this handsome jacket For outdoor men bulky belted jacket with deep shawl collar big pockets, buttoned cuffs Crochet of two strands knitting worsted Pat 7184 sizes 36-42 included 75 cents each pattern cash cheque or money order Add each pattern for first- class mail and special handl- ing to Alice Brooks, Lethbridge Herald, Needlecraft Department, 60 Progress Avenue, Scar- borough Ontario MlT 4P7 Ont residents add 5? sales tax Print plainly Pattern Number, Name, Address. Winston Churchill High School administrative assis- tant Graeme Wigg will act as acting principal of the school until the end of this school year The public school board ap- pointed Mr Wigg Tuesday to replace Jim Anderson who resigned effective Dec 31 Mr Anderson served as principal of the school during the past year and assistant principal in the previous two and a half years The public school ad- ministration is to begin adver- tising for a principal early in the new year to assume the principalship of Winston Churchill High School next fall The school board did not reach a decision on who will become executive assistant to Superintendent Bob Plax- ton The public school board Tuesday granted school and administration secretarial staff the same salary increase and cost of living allowances it agreed to give teachers last month The non union school secretarial and clerical staff members will receive an eight per cent cost of living adjust- ment retroactive to September 1 and a 12 per cent salary boost Jan 1 The trustees also agreed to pay the school speech pathologist on the same basis as a certificated consultant with five years of university training and experience and the non certified instructors at Dorothy Gooder School on the same basis as a teacher with one year university and maximum teaching ex- perience Members of the ad- ministrative council, with the exception of the director of student services, were granted the eight per cent cost of living adjustment retroac- tive to September, but were not given the 12 per cent 1975 pay hike The board agreed to give further consideration to salary increases for the ad- ministrative council members at a later date A 1975 salary increase was granted to the director of stu- dent services, executive assis- tant of business affairs, and the maintenance and caretak- mg co ordmators in a closed door session Dec 4 The amount granted was not dis- closed The trustees granted toward the 13th annual regional science fair to be held April 5 and 6 at the Lethbridge exhibition pavilhon The public board has contributed to the fair for a number of years because it encourages students to further their scientific knowledge and creativity by developing a research project for display at the fair The 1974 fair involved 140 participants who displayed 80 projects "A large number" of students indicated an interest in taking a driver education program in their high school when asked by questionnaire to state whether they were interested in taking the free credit program School administrators are now studying the feasibility of offering both classroom and in car instruction to all high school students who wish to participate during school hours The driver training program proposed for next fall calls for 30 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of in car training, including eight hours behind the wheel It would be of no cost to stu- dent or parent and carries a value of two high school Credits Since the feasibility study is not expected to be completed before January, the trustees decided to continue offering the limited enrolment driver education program, currently available in both public high schools, during the next semester The public board gi anted Tuesday toward the es- tablishment of a string instru- ment piogiam at the Grade 1 level in public schools The Lethbridge string com- mittee has now received a 000 public school grant, separate school grant and a provincial grant to introduce the string program to the first year students Trustee Dorothy Beckel suggested it "was the sort of program that will help balance the music" instruc- tion in schools The public school board authorized the establishment of a 8 million bank borrowing operating fund with the Canadian Imperial Bank for 1975 The authorization permits an extension of credit with the bank that is greater than the amount established for 1974 The line of credit allows the board to borrow funds for operating expenditures while it awaits its annual grants from the provincial govern- ment that are usually not received before mid March Security treasurer Mack Crumley estimated the school board s 1975 monthly operating expenditures at S. African clergymen told to surrender passports JOHANNESBURG (Reuter) Leading members of the Christian Institute, an alliance of anti-apartheid clergymen, have been told to hand their passports to police, a spokesman for the organiza- tion said today Those given notice of con- fiscation included the director of the institute, Beyers Naude, who recently returned from a visit abroad, the editor of the institute's journal Pro Vente Rev Roelf Meyer, Rev Theo Kotze, and Peter Randall Randall, whose passport was returned to him only last week after being confiscated for years said about 10 policemen went to the in- stitute's offices here Tuesday and told those concerned to have their passports ready for collection today The institute is one of several organizations here which have been investigated -by a parliamentary com- mission The commission exonerated the institute of any serious charges when it presented its report to parliament earlier this year, but the institute has come under attack by govern- ment members, and the Dutch Reformed Church has accused it of wanting to change the republic s policies "at all costs Sears CORRECTION On page one of our "CHRISTMAS IDEAS BEGIN' FLYER, which appeared wiiii Tuesday's, Dec. 10th paper, the lower righthaiti corner item should have read: GIRLS' BLOUSES By BOBBI DAZZLER SEARS REGRETS ANY INCONVENIENCE TO OUR CUSTOMERS! 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