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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Herald- Youth Russian students amazed by laxed university air OTTAWA The aver- age student club in the Soviet Union doesn t involve itself in such elementary pursuits as Mtting around drinking coffee Volodya mem- ber of a 20-student delegation Irom Moscow Novosibirsk and Rostos on Don visiting Ot- tawa was amazed to see so manv students just sitting drinking coffee and listening to music at Carleton Univer- sity Rooster s Coffee House How can they get with not studying1' Isn t it hard to in university7 In the Soviet Union university students study all the time be cause it is verv difficult to get into school in the first place have students clubs at our universities too said Victor Batkin a 28-vear old Moscow engineer But thev are not at all like this They re more serious We meet and discuss important social issues and resolve problems The universih students all Komsomol party or party members spent a dav touring Univer- sitv of Ottawa and Carleton I mversiU as part of a two exchange visit to Can ddp Twenty six Canadian stu- dents spent three weeks in the Soviet Union in 1967 Throughout their university tour most of them spoke only Russian running into a sur- prising number of professors and maintenance men who spoke their Ian guage This was the first time out side Eastern Europe for all of them and everything about _ Canada has impressed them 'thev said except the food You eat so much synthetic food here complained one woman With the notable ex- ception of French onion soup which is wonderful fantas- tic Canadian food isn t fill ing enough to satisfy Russian appetites a man student said Olds College offers matric equivalents number of courses equivalent to Grade 12 matriculation courses are be- ing offered at Olds Regional The courses are taught dur ing two of the 16-week semesters one beginning in September and the other in Januarv Courses offered this winter are English physics and mathematics All adult students and mav obtain high school credits for the courses and applv them toward a high school diploma Students mav also enrol in other college courses in areas of their interest LIP grant A Local Initiatives Program grant has been approved for the s Volunteer Action Centre The grant totals 448 and will provide four people with jobs for 26 weeks The volunteer centre has been in operation on a snoe string budget for the past two months LO ordmating the provision of volunteer ser- vices to community agencies and individuals Cup spills the bills Gilbert Paterson Junior High School pupils toast the Cup of Milk Fund Their donation will buy 2 904 cups OT milK for hungry little children in Bangladesh Pupils are clockwise from lower left Darroch Campbell Grade 4 Dave Grade Neil Grade Roxanne Grade 5 Judi Grade and Yvonne Grade 6 County schools will tour Paris Sears Save on 4-piece set stemware. Sparkling crystal-clear glass is hand-cut here m Canada in an appealing wheat exclusive with Simpsons-Sears Choose from 8 oz large 12 jz highball or old fashioned Yours now at a down-to-earth price Goolet 98 5 02 wine 69 Liqueur 29 Champagne S3 19 Brandy 69 Sherry 69 6 02 wine 98 Hi ball S2 98 Old Fashioned S2 98 Sears where phnstr ideas' al Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satisfaction or money refunded and free delivery Simpsons-Sears Ltd. 18-pc. tumbler set. Complement your table or bar with these fine hand-cut styled and sized to meet your every need Beautiful floral motif in a curved pattern Sheer rimmed and with heavy oases Consists of 6 02 old 8 oz tumblers and 12 oz tumblers Terrific buy' set Merry Mushroom Cannister Set Merry Mushroom Ceramics hand painted by Canadian Craftsmen Embossed mushrooms in warm orange and gold tones stand out on creamy off-white background St. Bernard cookie jar. Beautifully appealing canine custodian of always-fresh cookies Reg 98 Monk cookie jar. In a fine with words shall not at base Approx Reg 98 Store Hours Open Daily until Christmas 9 30 a m to 9 p m 1 Monday Dec 8 00 a m to 5 30 p m Centre Village 328-9231 About 18 students from four countv high schools will be touring the Eiffel tower and other Pans tourist spots at Easter The students will embark on an eight-day tour through a Canada wide travel program sponsored bv the Heritage Society ot Canada at a cost to the student of which covers return air travel to Prance Irom Edmonton ac commodation two meals per dav and tours m Pans The involvement of local in the project has been made possible through ihe work of counsellor Ed Rvan nl KatP Andrews High School in Coaldale and was in response initially to a number oi requests of students at the school Students at Kate Andrews and the three other schools Picture Butte High School Noble Central School and Coalhurst High Schuul are involved Mr Ryan will accompany the students who are scheduf- ed to leave on the Wednesday before the beginning of the Easter Holidays The Heritage Society of Canada has been arranging. Local boy near top A Kate Andrews student scored among the top two per cent of several million students throughout North America who wrote the National Merit Scholarship Examinations John Baker a Grade 11 student had a math emdtical score that placed him at Ihe 98th percentile his verbal score at the 99th The tests are ad- ministered annually to Grade 11 students morsi to select those students earning the right to compete lor National Merit Scholarships tours tor students for a number of vears including tours in which students from Southern Alberta have visited various countries in Europe The students are responsi- ble for pocket money travel to and from Coaldale to Ed- monton and passport The school committee Tues dav granted approval to Mr Rvan and the students to be absent from school for the Jwo davs prior to the holidays Students learning snooker OTTAWA Almost 200 Ottawa students are learn- ing to play snooker on high school time They are being taught by Rene Aubry a veteran pool player It started when the Broken Cue billiard parlor suggested the idea of a snooker course to Ottawa senior public and secondary schools Five schools responded favorably and students from all five attend weekly study sessions at Broken Cue parlors For a fee they receive eight two-hour lessons instruction books and free entry in the annual Ot- tawa snooker championship Broken Cue s Ervm Budge says the idea behind the course is to improve the public s image of the game He says student response to the course has been good None has missed a class vet he said The only problem is that most of the students plaving for the first time want to get out and at- tack the table They tend to loiget the theory behind the instruction and just play to have fun Aubrv agrees He says most beginners hit the ball too hard And after 51 years of the fa7-vear-old instructor should know Since his father taught him to plav English billiards at he has become one of Canada s most highly regard ed players Last year he recorded the lirst perfect game of snooker in the Ottawa area In his course he tries to emphasise the proper stance and technique for hitting the ball straight If thev can be shown the basics at a tender age they will become better players he says When you watch younger plavers you can see where some of the mechanics of their game are lacking and suggest to them what to do What Canadian billiards needs is a central body to organize plavers and run tour- No rigid study program Environment is multi-faceted CALGARY do our own thing says Ja- net a student in the University of Calgary faculty of environmental design we take the total ap- proach to the says William T the dean Environment is a multi-fac- eted thing We feel it is better to let each student progress the way he wants To Miss Besecker and other students it s an unique learn- ing experience You don t need a special major to enter The faculty has students with bachelors degrees in phys- ics social wel- political science fine in- dustrial home economice and a few others Dean Perks can't recall There is no rigid program of study although each student is expected to have a good appreciation of the various problems of the environment before he receives a master s degree in environmental design There are three interlocking streams in the program ar- urbanism and en- vironmental science Their general focuses are the build- ing human settle- ments and human and natural resources Emphasis is on inter- disciphnanty and so that practitioners in each of the three streams are ac- quainted with the language philosophy and problems of all three says the faculty calen- dar OFFERS OPTIONS To provide professional competence each degree op- tion offers several areas for concentrated study Environ- mental science for example has behavioral planning in- formation and policy ecological management and technological systems as areas for concentrated study The average age of the stu- dent body is 27 And the pro- gram usually takes three years compared with the av- erage of two jears for other master s programs I think you have to spend three years before you can feel confident in said Bryson McKay a third- year student You could do it in two but that would be defeating the purpose The established two years originated from recommendations made in 1965 by the Alberta Associ- ation of Architects Dean a 39-year-old native of was direc- tor of long-range planning at the National Capital Commis- sion in Ottawa when he was appointed first dean of the faculty Jan 1971 The first students were ac- cepted in 1971 LOOK TO FUTURE students are chal- lenged to question whether what we have been doing is acceptable for the he said One aspect of the program is called a sys- tem under which students are placed in a variety of employ- ment situations appropriate to their developed skills and de- sired objectives Miss Besecker gradu- ated in architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971 She still is studying but said studying architecture in the faculty of environmental design is different we are exposed to other people s she said We learn to design buildings in harmony with the environment It is not narrow and confined as you would do in a school of architecture One of every three students at the faculty is a woman Women are more sensitive than men in a lot of areas concerning the Dean Perks said Awards day tomorrow Kate Andrews High School Coaldale will hold its annual awards dav tomorrow at 9 a m in the auditorium About 35 scholarships prizes and bursaries will be awarded to students The school s choral group will be singing Christ- mas carols and songs All parents and students are welcome LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By BRIGITTE FETTING Kate Coaldale Basketball season is here again and Kate Andrew's teams are once again the Gaels and Wildcats These teams consist of the best players in Kale Andrews and they are out to capture the provincial champions The Gaels are defending provincial boys basketball champions The Larks under Coach are a strong aggregation and will be contenders for provincial honors Christmas vacation is finally coming up on the 21st to be exact All of Kate Andrews are waiting for that final minute when the bell sounds ending the last period of the day Two glorious weeks of being able to sleep in mornings and best of all no homework It s funny but most people associate Christmas with crisp white snow I just can t seem to picture Christmas or even December as being anything but white Just think of all the fun you d miss without snow for things like building snowmen or igloos or going skating on a pond You would also miss out on the snowball and worst of all how could you go sleigh riding or toboganning down a slippery snow-covered hill It just seems that snow is what really makes Christmas what it is Among other things its opening presents decorating the tree and getting cards that say Merry Christmas Here are a few Merry Christmas greetings to Mr Peter- son hope someone gets you a book of new jokes Mr Feather- stone did you finally get your new office redecorated' Mr Labolevech hope you bring home the bacon again provincial B boys And to Mr 1912 cars are out of date 1974 is the year1 Congratulations to all recipients of awards presentations and scholarships who will be honored tomorrow morning at the awards presentation at Kate Andrews School at 9 The school band and choral group will be featured Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all from Kate Andrews RECORDS Make the perfect gift Choose from a large selection from Classical to Pops LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. 715 4th Avenue S. 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