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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta UING tllATlVIS AND WINDS TO VISIT. For arrangements ond Informotion contact: BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE MM1M "tUTtl TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR 1HEPHONE" The Lethkidge Herald SECOND P-CT10N Lethbridge, AlbeHa, PAGES 13 TO ?g EDUCATION WHAT DO YOU WANT? Cardston MIA Alvln Bullock, right d few. 1 Off-reserve education said better for Indians CARDSTON The federal government has moved to pro- vide increasing off-reserve ed- ucation for native students be- cause top instructors and facil- ities are not available for re- serve schools, says Cardston MIA Alvin Bullock. Mr. Bullock, speaking to about 150 persons Friday in the Blood Reserve's Senator Glad- stone Hall, said the govern- ment intended to give Indian children exposure to good schools and instructors, advan- tages the children have not had before. i "I pressured for this move so your children would have the same educational opportunities as he told the gather- ing. He said since the off-reserve program was instituted, more than student days had been completed by native stu- dents attending schools in the Cardston School District. He contended it .was a let- down that the government re- :d a section in the re- written Alberta School Act which would have allowed In- dian representation and voting power on school boards. The section, applying to dis- tricts where Indians attended school, was withdrawn at the prompting of the Indian Asso- ciation of Alberta for what Mr. Bullock termed as "reasons never really clarified." He said he told Blood counci members they, had let every- one down when they did noi ask for representation on a school board. In answer to a question from a Blood education committee member Howard Beebe, Mr Mlock said school boards are remiss if they have native stu dents attending hi then- distric and don't invite Indian parents ,o sit on then- board. Indian See the templets line of Fender guitars, amplifier! banjos, accessories keyboard instruments MUSICLAND Cor. 3rd Ave. and 13th St. S. parents should have a say in iperation and curriculum when there is a large representa- tion of Indian students. He said the industrial pro- duction on the reserve was very gratifying. "The business jeople on the reserve will have ;o rely on outside people to buy Jieir product. Education is he said. "The time is coming rapidly when we must build a student with capacities capacities which will be sold in the world like manufactured products." Mr. Bullock said the Indian should keep the reserve as long as it is needed. "It should, in any case, be used as a laucnh- ing pad for the children of the reserve." He said with improved edu- cation the native people will begin to fill important places in society in increasing num- bers. He said he has even sug- gested to Premier Harry Strom that an Indian representative from north and south Alberta would be good for the Alberta legislature. Sniffing draws concern In recent weeks glue sniffing has become a major concern to the Lethbridge poEce depart- ment. In one week alone 15 juve- niles were taken to the police station because they had been caught sniffing glue. The term glue sniffing refers to the .inhalation of any of sev- eral different household chem- cal solvents. The most common- ly of these solvents is polysty- rene or plastic model glue. Other solvents used include: fingernail polish remover, lighter fluid and cleaning fluids, paint and varnish re- mover and gasoline. All of these solvents contain volitale organic compounds, which readily vapourize at room temperature. All of the solvent vapors dis- solve readily in the fatty tis- sues of the body including the brain and nerve tissues. The first effects of these va- pors appear to be stimulation of the senses, the main effect however, is a depression (slow- ing) of all activities, particu larly of the nervous sytem. The end result is dizziness, a type of drunkeness a--.i csafcision. Tests have indicated contin ual use of the vapors could cause damage to the centra nervous system, liver, kidney and bone marrow. Temporarj damage has been noted afte every use. The glue sniffers do not seem aware of the damage they are doing to themselves or the haz- ards they create, said one po- lice official. The possibility of permanent mental and physical harm should act as a strong enough deferent, but if that is not enough said the offical, consid- er the problem created by a group of glue sniffers in a closed room. The vapors from these solvents are .highly ex- plosive particularly if the users are experimenting with open containers of the liquid solvents, one spark, even a burning cigarette could result in an -explosion which could se- riously injure or kill the snif- fers, or innocent bystanders and start a fire. WHAT IS IS? At this stage of construction it looks as if it might be anything from a new car wash to a hamburger drive-in. Actually it is, or will be, a 12-suite apartment. It is located at 2110 15th Ave. N. Work is being done by Dana Con Contractors Ltd. of Calgary. Skirting on building projects sheilds against winter winds. More preventive enforcement Fire bylaw on council agenda The updating of Lethbridge's fire bylaw and the possibility of adopting the National Fire Code of Canada, will be one of the main items of discussion at city council's regular meet- ing Feb. 8. The proposal to adopt the new fire code came as a result of supposed inadequacies in the old city fire bylaws. City manager Tom Nutting says the new code provides for a greater amount of pre- ventative enforcement not only to older structures but to ori- ginal construction as well. Some of the differences be- tween the old city fire bylaw and the proposed bylaw in- ude: In the past, the only permits sued in writing were for the retaliation of underground inks. Under the National Fire Foul play ruled in city man's death Instructor denies resignation Wayne C. Wayne, the Leth-j bridge Community College In- structor dismissed from his ap- pointment Friday, says he was wrongfully discharged and may take legal action against the college. "I did not tender a resigna- he said. "I simply gave notice that I would not accept a new contract." His existing contract as an assistant professor of com- munication arts would expire Aug. 31 this year. The difficulties began when 20 of Mr. Wayne's students visited Dr. C, D. Stewart, LCC president to complain of what they termed irrelevent course content and other class prob- lems. Mr. Wayne said there were 'only about five hard core students involved, who are just a vocal minority in my first- year classes." Because of the controversy evolving from the student com- plaints, Mr. Wayne sent the LCC board of governors a let- ter which states in part. "Since I have failed in my duty to teach the necessity of restraint and charity as ad- juncts to communication, it is fitting that I tender my resig- nation to the board In light of my obvious devotion to the development of the pro- gram I would appreciate the board's allowing me to stand with the first graduates of the course, and to fulfill my contractual obligations." He protested after his dis- Are you planning a ban- quet, wedding reception or gathering soon? Let us prepare and serve a delicious meal to your exact specifications. THE LOTUS BANQUET ROOM far up io 125 persons is available at all times. Phone early for reservations! JUST CALL 327-0240 OR 327-297 LOTUS Across From The CPR Depot No licences A number of city businesses are still operating without a 1971 business licence. A spokesman for the city's li- cence office said all businesses are sent an invoice at the be- ginning of the year, when li- cences come up for renewal. A "fair number" have not yet been renewed, he said. see IB for fast, expert PHOTO NISHIHG Anglo Distributors Stereo Photographic Centre 419 5th Street South Phone 328-6922 missal that "it was not my in- tention to give the impression to the board that I was going Lo resign effective immediate- ly, nor did I do so. letter to the board) was that it "What I suggested (in his was unfortunate that a portion of the faculty was exposed to adverse publicity due to the in-responsible actions anc thoughtlessness of some of the students. "I felt a pressure building up between myself and the ad ministration, so that I though I had better inform the board of my intention to leave at the end of the school year." The board accepted the letter as a resignation Wednesday saying: ''In view of the difference hat you suggest exist betweer yourself and a vocal minorit1 of the members of your clas .he board feels it would b most unfair fcr both yourse and your students to be expec ed to continue under these cir cumstances for the remainde of the semester. "The board has therefore agreed to relieve you of your college duties effective im- mediately." The board also agreed to pay Mr. Wayne's salary to the end I of April, which he says means they mil still owe him for four months, since he did not resign and the board, not he, broke the contract. Mr. Wayne said he has plac- ed the dispute in the hands of a lawyer. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 326-2176 Code, a permit will be needed to maintain, store or handle materials or conduct processes which produce .conditions ha- zardous to life or property, or to install equipment used hi connection with such activities. Since no such bylaw has be- fore existed in the city of Leth- bridge's fire regulations, all permits issued will be new. Under the lighting of fires in the open, the new code legis- lates that no person shall light, ignite or start or allow or cause to be lighted, ignited or started a fire of any kind in the open air without first hav- ing obtained a written permit to do so from the fire chief. A person to whom a permi has been issued shall place and keep a competent person at all limes in charge of the e while it is burning or nouldering. Under the old regulations, >en fires were allowed at cer- lin horn's of certain days as ng as the fire was contained thin a proper burning bar- 1. There shall be installed in rery building of six or more oreys in height above the fin- ned grade and which contains in elevator, a glass fronted MX containing an elevator key hich will override normal ontrols in fighting a fire. No fire other than that uset nly for heating purposes or or operating machinery or quipment shall be lighted or allowed to burn in or upon a alvage shop or salvage yard xcept in the area designated y the issued permit. Two-way signs shall be post- d at pump islands of service rations requiring that a ve- hicle's motor be shut off during efuelling operations. No person shall sell, adver- ise for sale, offer for sale, ;ive or distribute any fire- crackers in the city. A person over 21-years of age may, however, hold a dis- play of fireworks on any land A coroner's jury, Friday, ruled the death of Melville Nel- on Parkes, 57, of Lethbridge, resulted from "an injury sus- ained through a manner of oul play by person or persons unknown." Evidence presented at the in- quest held in Lethbridge and jresided over by Dr. J. E. Mc- Favish, chief coroner of Leth- iridge, stated Parkes was pro- nounced dead at p.m. in Application for motel oil MM Drive An application for permission to build a motel on Mayor Ma- grath Drive is on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting of the Municipal Planning Commis- sion. The application is from Hen- ry Homes Ltd. of Lethbridge. A spokesman fror the firm said details of the project would be released at the meeting. EMPLOY THOUSANDS At the end of September. 1970. Scandinavian Airlines employed a staff of the Foothills General Hospital Calgary, on Jan. 20. Parkes was transferred t Calgary from St. Michael Hospital in Lethbridge when was determined there was nc enough blood of the proper type to fulfill the needs of surgical operation Parkes r quired. The immediate cause Parkes' death, according medical evidence, was a ma sive blood infection which o curred after a successful oper ation to repair a rupture in hi lower bowel. Medical officials stated tl rupture in the lower bowel w; consistent with what would 1 expected from injuries resu ing from a fall on a blunt o ject or a severe hit or kick to j Parkes' lower abdomen. The police investigation of the death will continue. jelonging to him or on any other privately owned land where, the owner thereof has liven permission that such a lisplay be carried out. MOVING? CALL AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS STEREO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE Takes pleasure in Announcing that they have been appointed NIKON DEALERS IN THE IETHBRIDGE DISTRICT To all interested in the finest in photographic equip- ment we extend an invitation to drop into our store and see our extensive stock of Nikon cameras and equipment. COMPLETE CARPET AND UNOtEUM INSTAUATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 CUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 THURSDAY FEBRUARY llth NIKON CLINIC Park Plaza Motor Hotel WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10th from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Meet the gentlemen from Anglophoto ltd. DAVE ZELL and NELS CROWTHER See the Nikon systems over 30 lenses and the most advanced accessories FREE COFFEE AND DONUTS ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS Stereo and Photographihc Centre 419 5th Street S. Phone 328-6922 IT COSTS NO To have the best, in fact, Our portraits cost no more than Quite ordinary photographs And no one eve regretted buying quality from Jerr y A. E. CROSS telhbridge 327-267s' Taber 223-2402 ;