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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, February 1, 1973 On display A major display of educational materials is on view today and Saturday af the Agnes Davidson School, 22nd Ave. and 20th Street South. Representatives from about nine publishing firms are in attendance at the school, to which they and rural teachers from throughout Southern Alberta are invited. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mecf.oniv. Capitol Furniture Bldg PHONE 328-7684 aniiarv mg permits ast year Local contractoi's have failed to take advantage of the unsea-sonally warm weather - the building permit summary for January shows a sharp decline, compared with figures of a year ago. In one month of this year, construction worth $562,150 has been started. After one month in 1972, the total was $1,746,128. H o u s ing contributed most, $285,000, to the January 1973 total with construction starting on 14 new houses. The largest single permit was issued to Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. to put up a $70,000 self-service gas bar and car wash at 1303 3rd Ave. S. The separate school board took out a $22,000 permit for renovations to Catholic Central High School. A $42,000 permit was issued to 7-Eleven Stores Ltd. for an addition to the existing store at 2006 Mayor Magrath Drive for office facilities. About 20 Lffhbridge students will relive cno of Canada's most colorful historic events this May when they set nut to follow the route established in 1874 by the North West Mounted Police between Fort Dufferin and Fort Maclcccl. Under the direction of teacher Bruce Haig', the Grade 9 students hope to cover the trek bi-Uveen Manitoba and Alberta in 10 days, between May 12 and 21. Since Jan. 1, Mr. Haig and his students have gathered about 5W slides illustrating the NWMP trek. The students themselves have put in more than 350 hours of tivi'r own time in documenting the event. Students hope to earn funds for their spring travel by selling biographies of the 239 men who took part in the original excursion. Mr. Haig said a master list of the original NWMP roster has been compiled. Residents of Southern Alberta who may have a family link with these men will receive a letter from Hamilton Junior High offering to provide a biography of the pioneer. Included In a biography will bo information on the" individual's background, family ties, Thief sentenced A 20-year-old Barnwell man found out Thursday that it rarely pays to steal a cheque belonging to a Crown prosecutor. Ronald Charles Worme appeared in provincial court Thursday on charges of stealing a 577 expense cheque and then attempting to pass it. He was given a two-year suspended sentence on each charge. The cheque, belonging to William Gorewich, a prosecutor in the Attorney-General's office in Lethbridge, was stolen by Worme from the office during a wedding at the court house building Jan. 13. A Lethbridge youth who had pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to a charge of breaking into Adam's Ice Centre in north Lethbridge pleaded guilty in court Thursday to a further charge of possession of stolen property valued in excess of $200. Theodore Irvin Mertr, 17, was given a one-year suspended sentence on each charge. , when he joined the NWMP. how he weathered the 1874 trek, I what he did when the journey i whs completed. ! The cost of research? A real [bargain by today's standards: ore biography will cost the equivalent of one day's pay for the 1874 trooper. Alberta residents wishing to locate information on relatives who may have taken part in the trek will pay from 75 cents to $7.12 - complete. Only one man pulled down the top day's wage of $7.12 a hundred years ago, that was thp NWMP commissioner, Lt.-Col. G. A. French. Sub-constables earned 75 cents per day during the trek. A free public display of NWMP history will be offered by Mr. Haig and his students March 27 at 2 p.m. in the Yates Memorial Centre. Mr. Haig said the 45-minute presentation, including slides and commentary, will d \ ail work done up to th:i. time by local students on the 1874 trek. Students taking part in this year's study were recruited by Mr. Haig - almost as intensely as men were originally recruited by the NVyMP a hundred years ago. "The kids had to apply just like they did in the mounted police. They had to read books and make sketches of the trek from Fort Dufferin to Fort Whoop-Up, some students also compiled diaries of the journey. "We set a limit of 20 students and we have about 16 or 18 now. We could have had kids hanging out the doors (for this project; if we hadn't had the prerequisite," Mr. Haig said. The use of audio-visual aids has spurred Hamilton High students to greater heighihs of learning than normally expected, Mr. Haig said. "One of the arguments against audio-visual teaching is that students are not going to read anymore. I think that's a bunch of poppycock. "These students are reading more than they ever did, researching this project and getting information on the events of the trek," Mr. Haig said. Tentative plans for the May excursion call for Mr. Haig and his class to travel by bus to Cypress Hills, on the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary, scene of an Assiniboine massacre in May 1873. It v.t.s that incident, which left between 30 and 80 Indian men, women and chil d r e n dead, which spurred the creation in Ottawa of the North West Mounted Police. The Parliament of the day received exaggerated reports that more than 200 Indians had been hrutally slaughtered by a forme:- Confederate Army soldier, Thomas Hardwick, known as the Green River Renegade. From Cypress Hills, local students will travel to Maple Creek, Regina and Dufferin before starting back toward Fort Whoop-Up. Enroute, Lethbridge students wiil visit the RCMP headquarters and museum at Regina, historic graveyards and remnants of NWMP stations. The entire journey will be doeumentated by the students on slides and film for presentation at the conclusion of the trek. ude Former state secretary Judy LaMarsh will headline a roster of seven speakers next week when the University of Lethbridge opens its doors to discuss "discrimination in Canadian society." Miss LaMarsh, who did not seek a return to federal politics during the first Trudeau election of 1S68, will speak on campus Feb. 9 at 8:15 p.m. Her topic will be "women, discrimination and politics." Also featured at the U of L seminar will be Ron Ghitter, MLA for Calgary - Buffalo; Brendan Rule, University of Alberta psychologist; Ken Aren-son, Winnipeg civil liberties worker: Rufus Goodstriker, Indian rights; Reg Newkirk, provincial human rights office, Edmonton; and Pam Madsen, U of L women's rights lecturer. The event, to run from Feb. 7 to 9, is sponsored by the U of L semir-r committee and is open to the public free of charge. Scheduled for the three-day program: Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m., Pam Mad-sen will moderate a panel discussion on "women in society." Panelists include Maryhelen Vicars, U of L student news-naner editor; Frances Isacson, Lethbridge mother; Geraldine Holland, Cardston; and Vera Ferguson, Lethbridge alderman. At 7:14 p.m. Mr. Newkirk will discuss problems of discrimination evidenced in Canadian society. At 8:15 p.m. Mr. Good-striker will speak on Indians and discrimination. Feb. 8 at 3 p.m., Brendan Rule will direct a seminar of the implications of discriminatory behavior in conjunction with the U of L psychology department. At 4 p.m. another seminar will be held by Pam Madsen on women's status. Brendan Rule will discuss the function of aggression with possible presentation on anti-semi-tism at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at 3 p.m., Ken Arenson will present a special feature for students on "youth and society" in Canada. At 7 p.m. Ron Ghitter will speak on the Alberta Individual Rights Protection Acts. Miss LaMarsh will give her address at 8:15 p.m. She is scheduled to speak in Room E-690 of the academic-residence building. Information on speakers' rooms will be posted in the academic - residence building. The public is asked to use the north entrance to the residence for convenience of locating speakers. et petition eh A petition opposing the commitment of Canadian Armed Forces to any peace-keeping or observation capacity in Vietnam after 60 days will be sent by four Lethbridge Community College students to the federal government. The LCC student body sanctioned the petition Thursday to be circulated throughout the college and the community, Mike Rogers, an originator of the petition, said. Mr. Rogers and the three other journalism students involved will send the petition through Lethbridge MP Ken Hurlburt on Feb. 16. The text of the petition reads: "Canada should not remain in Vietnam either as a peacekeeping or observation-reporting force, following the initial 60-day period in international commitments are not upheld as specified in the truce agreement. "We feel the issue is impor- tant enough that any decision for Canada to stay in Vietnam for any extended period of time should be made by bringing the issue before the public and its elected representatives." The students also plan to contact students at the other colleges in Alberta to start similar petitions hi their area and send them to their members of parliament. During the first day the petition circulated at the LCC, 105 persons signed their names. rat THESE SPECIALS IN EFFECT ONLY AT - CENTRE VILLAGE IGA-- COALDALE � 2nd AND 3rd TABLERITE CANADA GRADE A lb. T-B0NE OR CLUB STEAK TABLERITE CANADA GRADE A WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES Prices in effect until closing Saturday, February 3rd lb. IRL0IN STEAK TABLERITE CANADA GRADE A lb. 1GA (McGavsns) ALBERTA FINE GRANULATED GRADE 'A' LARGE White or Brown 20-os, loaves for 9 4 1 on sale -: week .. CASHMERE TOILET TISSUE GOLDEN YELLOW CANADA NO. 2 2 1 and 22 .15 lbs. Gems or Redsfi If! lbs __-t illy i.t>l>Wsjl,i 141 Lit Columbia wmimmk >0 Volume One a book a week