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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Bus passes available at Yates Beginning Jan 5. senior citizen bus passes will be issued from the Information Lethbridge office at the Memorial Centre instead of city hall The bus passes can be picked up at that office after Jan 5 from Mon- day through Friday hptwppn 3am and 4 30 p m Information on who is eligible for the passes can be obtained at the office or bv phoning 329- 0636 Chamber to write Trudeau A draft of a letter to be sent to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was approved Wednesday by the Lethbridge namber of Commerce board nt directors f. 1 II r- positions taken by the Alberta cind Canadian Chambers of ommerce It urges the prime minister to include oil in- dustry representatives in top- level energy conferences with the provincial premiers and opposes formation of a Crown corporation or other govern rnent agency to assume oil ex ploiMtion or production func- tions In other business Chamber president Stubbs reported that east and west- bound flights from Kenyon F leld are not completely im- possible though no firm com- mitments had come out of a meeting between Air Canada oHicidls and a joint city- transport com- mittee On another air transport issue consideration of the lederal airport user s tax was referred to the transportation committee for further study The tax would be about 80 tor d flight from Lethbridge to Great Christmas Gift PROCTOR TOASTER OVEN A beautiful answer to every toa-lmg need Wldg horizontal well toasts 2 slices of bread pastrv waffles or convenience Even fine tunes exact shade to individual tastes The POD toaster with a difference' Only 39 95 Call Housflwans 32 7-5767 DOWNTOWN PROFS. CAN'T SPOT IT LCC language teacher Marilyn Hamilton helping student Wendy Ng New Canadians learn English in 4-month college program INew Canadians can learn English in four and 30 students in two classes will complete the basic course at Lethbridge Community College this week The students some of them with no previous knowledge of the language can speak and read English at a Grade 3 level after taking the basic course instructor Marilyn Hamilton said Wednesday There is an advanced course also of 16 weeks and many new Canadians have taken it can speak and read at a Grade 9 she adds There s a great deal of talent here These are really smart people with a lot to offer Canada Mrs Hamilton said during a class break Her students come from nine countries Hong Kong Taiwan Tibet Yugoslavia Japan Italy and the Soviet Union They include nurses engineers housewives and a man who is a published author in his native language Some of the class want to become she said and some already speak three or four languages The students can now construct an English sentence correctly she said and some students from the advanced class will begin college preparatory Englisn after Christmas The instructors try to m- dividualize the course to fit the needs of each said Mrs Hamilton If the student is not quite ready for the ad- he or she ran go through the basic program again she said Few of the students know absolutely no English when they start Training in teaching drama and speech is helpful with these she adds The course starts with a few simple and on the se cond day the phonetic alphabet is introduced A vocabulary of nouns and verbs is built up and students are taught spelling and grammar The grammar used is the traditional said Mrs Hamilton The students can compare it with the languages they know and progress quickly Only about a week is spent on formal because most sentence construction is learned through conversation Hannukah festival starts for 30 local Jewish families ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SchwirtzBldg.ZZZSlhSt.S Phone 328-4095 HOLIDAY HOURS RESTAURANT DECEMBER 24th CHRISTMAS EVE We Welcome Guests to p.m. CLOSING at p.m. DECEMBER 25th CHRISTMAS DAY CLOSED ALL DAY DECEMBER 26th BOXING DAY Open 12 Noon to p.m. PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS IN THE OLD TRADITION OF WESTEBKl HOSPITALITY About 30 Lethbridge Jewish families joined with Jews throughout the world Wednes- day night in lighting the first of eight candles kindled in ascending number during the Hannukah festival The ceremony is also known as the Feast of Dedication or the Festival of Lights The eight-day festival com- memorates the revolt of the Maccabis against the Greco- Romans in the year 167 BC and the taking of Jerusalem by Judas Maccabeus two years later The custom of lighting a growing number of candles in the ceremonial eight- branched candleabrum marks what is regarded as the miracle of a cruse of dedicated oil in the temple though apparently suf- ficient for only one day. lasted for eight days Like with which Hannukah usually the Jewish festival is marked by the giving of gifts Tuxis session starts Tuesday Seven ycur.g Lcthbridge parliamentarians will attend the 54th session of Tuxis and Older Boys' Parliament in Calgary next Tuesday to Dec 31 The meeting will have representatives from all of Alberta Lethbridge represen- tatives will be Trevor John Alan Bill Tracy Ross and Brian Pritchard Topics to be discussed are should the western provinces form an independent and should human reproduc- tion be controlled to produce a superior race uu ledaulant Santa's Hints from Attache Case Pen Sets Desk Calculators CHINOOK Sfeno Chairs Desk Pads Desk Sets CHINOOK STATIONERS 319-7th St. 8. Phont 327-4591 and classroom experience This includes talks by students to the class We ve had a run-down on the government of every country they come said Mrs Hamilton Vocabulary building is im- portant she says and some students in the advanced course have better vocabularies than she though they have some trouble with construction and pronun- ciation They read literature I wouldn t want to tackle just to improve their vocabularies she said The overhead projector is the best teaching tool said Mrs Hamilton Words phrases and whole situations can be pictured on the a modern improvement on the classic blackboard drawing of a cat with c-a-t' beside it In the advanced television and newspapers are important for the same reason The program started as a night class in said Keith dean of instruction at LCC By 1970 it had grown to two classes each meeting twice a he said The program received a boost in 1971 when Canada Im- migration funded a course for Tibetan immigrants displaced by a Chinese said Dr Robin Since January it has been funded by Canada Manpower and the vocational training branch of the Alberta Department of Advanced Education The program's purpose is to allow skilled people to func- tion in the labor force where they have not been able to because of language barriers Dr Robin said it does this by injecting money to break the cycle of immigrants not hav- ing good jobs because they speak English and not having the money for English courses because their jobs do not pay enough money Stocking For and Flashlights SM Your Favorite Daalar or Leister's Music LM. South Alberta view of comet unlikely By MURDOCH MacLEOD HcraM Staff Writer poor I'd say its im- possible is how one Univer- sity of Cethbndge scientist describes the chances of see- ing the comet Kohoutek from Southern Alberta and Southeastern British Colum- bia Dr Earl chairman of the University of Lethbridge physics says he has not seen the comet since Dec. 5 He and Or Arvid also of the U of L physics observed the comet independently earlier in the month Their calculations of its orbit and its present location says Dr but neither can spot it People who thought they observed Kohoutek last week Meeting Jan. 7 on parade plan A public meeting will be held Jan 7 to discuss the proposed cancellation of the Whoop-Up Days the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce board of directors was told Wednesday Parade marshal Cleve Hill told the chamber directors the a parade would cost could be much better spent Some fairs no longer had parades and had not suffered for he said my opinion it's not worth a damn for the Ex- Mr Hill later told The Herald For the cost of a two-hour parade downtown one day he other downtown ac- tivities could be funded for the whole fair Merchants always wanted a but did not support it by entering floats Without the district participation the Toll-free plan okay Abolition of long distance tolls on telephone calls between Lethbridge and smaller communities within 30 miles of the city was emphatically supported by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce board of directors Wednesday The approval followed a presentation by an Alberta Government Telephones spokesman at the directors' Dec 5 which deferred the matter so members could consider it carefully The proposal would eliminate long-distance charges between Lethbridge and nine smaller not including Taber Basic rental charges would rise to cover the lost long-distance revenue and the larger number of telephones accessible The dubbed ex- tended flat rate calling by must be accepted by a majority of subscribers returning ballots mailed out in the affected communities Lethbridge will be polled in the New Year. If it would begin in mid-1975 parade would be he said Mr Hill said that if businessmen at the meeting agreed to participate in the he would reverse his earlier recommendation to the Exhibition Board The pubbc meeting will be held at 7 30 p m Jan. 7 at Sven Encksen's Family- Restaurant The date was Mr Hill told the because the Exhibition Board will meet Jan and if there is to be a parade work must start no later than Jan 15 Weapon was wood plane City police are still investigating a break-in dur- ing which a Lethbridge resi- dent was thumped on the head with a large wood plane Steve Chorrucki 1701 16th St N was sleeping on a couch in his living room early Tuesday police when he was awakened by a blow to the head Mr Chomicki saw someone run out of his house but was not able to see any details Nothing was taken from the house Mr Chomicki was taken to St Michael s Hospital for observation probably saw the planet Mer- he says He says the comet should be two degrees above the horizon in the southeast Rising times for this as calculated by Dr are 7 20 a m Wednesday 7 25 a m Thurs- day and 7 35 a m Fnday He recommends using field glasses and a star map to search the sky for Kohoutek The purpose of the star map is to eliminate the normal feature of the sky in the area the rernairting light should be the comet If a telescope is it should be at least six says Dr Milton Low magni- about 10 is necessary because a high magnification will miss the comet A tripod is not a firm enough mounting for comet-viewing with a telescope he says A fixed preferably with the setting circles an obser- vatory telescope would is necessary Conditions must obviously be ideal to see says Dr Milton especially since it is not as bright as was hoped It s a bit dimmer than the North Star The comet is only one- fiftieth as bright as expected. a big disappointment to astronomers When Kohoutek was discovered in it was heralded as the comet of the century It may still brighten in Jan- uary after it rounds the but things don't look good right now says Dr Milton The comet is named for its the Czech astronomer Lubos Kohoutek who spotted it from the Ham- burg observatory TMtfMTDMtaTMicimlc CLIFF BUCK. 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