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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 LBTH1RIDQE HERALD Thursday, ftbnwry Pinocchio is Robert McCracken with Tom Schuler as Gippetto and David Wilson, Jiminy Cricket. Foreign language taught to three-year-olds Kindergartens may be enforced By NICK LUDINGTON BUCHAREST (AP) In a spotless, linoleum-floored classroom 20 lined up in black shorts and white T-shirts A curly-haired moppet stood forward at attention and said "group No. 3 ready and as- sembled for gymnastics The teacher poked a tape recorder. Martial music played. "Soldatsi" she Commanded, and the children marched in a circle starting a period of mixed drill, calis- thenics and games beneath a large portrait of Romanian President and Communist party chief Nicolae Ceau- sescu In another room, about 15 students, dressed in light blue smocks and red ribbon bow- ties recited, "little mouse, little mouse, won't you come out of your house Next door 10 others worked on the same poem in French "petit souris, petit souris The students, starting foreign language training, were three years old. The children in Kindergar- ten 57 in Drumul Taberei, a new, apartment block sector of Bucharest, also recited pa- triotic poems "What I wish from you sweet played with a wide range of constructive toys and worked on vocabulary and numbers. The Communist party lead- ership recently announced a plan to extend compulsory kindergarten to all children aged three through five by 1980. Already per cent of children of this age- are enrolled in more than 000 kindergartens, according to official sources The purpose, according to Romanian and foreign sources, appears threefold: to free more mothers for jobs in fast-growing industry, to raise the level of education" and tighten ideological control. At Kindergarten 57 school starts between 6 and 8 a.m., depending on the parents' jobs. It ends between 4 and p.m. The children are given breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack Each class of 25 to 30 has two teachers, one in the morning, another in the afternoon Margareta Marina, the school's director, said the state spends lei a year for each child. Parents pay 36 lei a month, about one per cent of average family income if both parents work. Ceausescu says Romania's major economic problem is shortage of labor for new fac- tories. The priority task, he insists, is attracting-more women into industry. For this, more kindergartens are needed. BUY NOW AND AUTO and TRAILER SALES Mijuifactuied by 1974 Full 8 ft Standard Sleeps 6 CAMPER ReM Price Save ..............200 3 Day Special (HaatortlOOaxtra) FiHy C.S.A. iri R.V.A. Approved SAVE SALE BIG SAVINGS ON TRUCKS 2 Orwjr 74 Q.M.C. Ton. 1 72 O.M.C. Ton Take in the Big Savings On AH Our Other Items We are Exdisive Dealers Cran Loiauro Craft TraHors, in Iha Lathbridga Araa. FINANCING AVAILABLE Airraid TRAILER SALES aMdMH Pnana la pm Sat am t fjm. Pinocchio comes to life More than 95 young people will be on stage at Davidson school this month in the musical production -of Pinocchio. The musical was initiated to get the students involved, Margaret Young, music teacher and director of the play. "We've had tremendous co-operation from everyone connected with the school and from the says Mrs. Young. Grade 3 teacher A vice Anderson designed all the costumes, including the cast, chorus and usherettes. The parents then made up the costumes according to the planning. The tickets for the performances, Feb. 18, 19 and 20, beginning at p.m. in the school auditorium, are on sale at the school, Gilbert Paterson, and Leister's Music. Admission is for adults and 50 cents for students Jan Crane created the set design while students and staff did the painting. Librarian Anne Molnar, pianist for the musical, supervised the poster drawing. "Posters have been put up all over says Mrs. Young. Mrs Young explained the school is planning productions such as these every second year. "This leaves room for the students to participate in other activities like arts and crafts and science fairs." Scaring the beasts cat and fox scene of the play 'Crazy David9 makes money by producing unique Trshirts TORONTO (CP) Crazy David is an American draft dodger, wears his blonde hair below his shoulders, his red- dish beard almost to his waist, and has the Midas touch for making money. Crazy given name is David duces T-shirts with illustra- tions or slogans printed on them (some of them unprin- table in the public press) His factory in Toronto turns out T-shirts a month They are sold through retail outlets in Canada as well as his own two stores here The Herald Youth Crazy David is 26 years old. He says he would like to re- tire in two years and live off the interest from the money he has made. "The way I see it, there are' two ways of doing things: Make or a year over 40 years, or work hard for four years and then have nothing to worry about." HAS ENERGY Crazy David guess people call me that because I have so much energy but it's a marketable is a Canadian success story. Born in Boston, he arrived First woman floor trader says future not certain TORONTO (CP) Heather Whitehead, 23, the first and only woman floor trader on any Canadian stock exchange, says her future on the To- ronto exchange is not certain. "It depends if I get she said in an interview The daughter of a doctor in Saint John, N.B., Heather said- "One of the reasons for my wanting to become a floor trader is the excitement. I like the independence of working there and the oppor- tunity to make decisions She added she would like to get into the sales and re- search side of the job and then there's the London Stock Exchange in England which is one of her current day- dreams Heather's need for chal- lenge is the factor which brought her to Toronto. She took two years of psychology at Dalhousie University in Halifax intending to work with disadvantaged children LIKED TEACHING "But that wasn't a smart decision, because, although I enjoy teaching, I'm not really all that keen on she said Hamilton Halos at league's top Instead she came to To- ronto and applied for a job through Canada Manpower. She was hired as a clerk at Richardson Securities and eventually became an order clerk on the New York trad- ing desk. Alastair Gray of Richard- son's remembers her as the girl who got away as Heather left to join Wood Gundy Ltd. where, before long, she be- came the first woman phone order clerk on the floor of the exchange. In a telephone interview from New York, Muriel (Mickey) F. Siebr.rt. who has had a seat on the New York exchange since 1967, wished Heather the best. "I think the news about Heather Whitehead is she said in Toronto with in the spring of 1970 from Mexico because he says he had been drafted into the United States Army and had no intention of going to war He and a partner opened a shop on Yorkville Avenue, then Toronto's haven of the counter-culture. They sold tie- dyed T-shirts, candles, roses, underground newspapers, cof- fee, he says, "to make a nickel." At night he drove a truck around the city, selling his merchandise at race tracks and shopping plazas. Even- tually they opened Crazy Da- vid's discotheque His partners changed frequently but David kept producing T-shirts and hired travelling salesmen to sell them Some of them went into business for themselves. "Just about everybody in the T-shirt business in this country used to work with me at some time Now he says he has worth of machinery in his fac- tory and has a warehouse as well as his two stores He lives in an apartment over one store. But this isn't the first time Crazy David has proven he can coin money. As an undergraduate at University of Alabama, he managed 24 rock music groups including his own, The Preachers, who performed wearing mop-like wigs and clerical garb. When he left university he was acting as a booking agent for to worth of rock talent a day, he says "At that time I was dis- saw no end to the wealth I never had any trouble with bread By KEVIN HARTLEY The Hamilton Hornets had their problems last week when they lost 28-23 to the Paterson Tigers. The biggest problem for the Hornets was Mike Sheen of the Tigers, who netted 14 points and controlled the rebounds. The Hornets fell apart in the second quarter as the Tigers made use of bad passes, bad shots and went into half-time holding at 16-9 lead. Leading scorers for the Hornets were Daryl Langndge with six points and Bruce Olsen. five. Even though the Hornets had their problems, the Halos were victorious, ending the 'game with an 18-15 win over the Tigerettes. Debbie Wakelin led on points, scoring 12 for the Halos. while Esther Students earn freedom By GEOFFREY COX At least 16 students have been given academic freedom and individual responsibility this year at Hamilton Junior High School. Principal S. K, Smith has started to fulfill his lifelong dream of giving students the responsibility of choosing their own courses and timetables. Students who have been able to hold a 3 9 academic average out of a possible 4.0 throughout their regular courses have been placed on the "white card system." The purpose of the system is to allow top students to carry on research and study hi areas they fed are challenging and educational. Stringham, Crystal Myashiro and Lisa Nirk each picked up two points. The Halos are now on top of the league with a 34 win-loss record. Today's schools preferred By STEVE SAWCHUK Today's school buildings are far more practical than those of yesteryear. This is because of the great increase in the school population In the early 1900s there were less children attending school and many small communities had a need for a small school. In many cases, simply a one-room school- When school attendance was nude compulsory the size of the school population began to increase. It's getting to the point now where some schools are beginning to look like universities two or even three stories high. It is nice in this day and age to have schools divided into elementary, junior and senior high instead of the little one roomed schools our fathers attended. Good crop INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) When Thelma Miller de- ices her sidewalks hi winter, she occasionally comes with a good crop of strawberries in the spring. Theima uses fertilizer to get rid of the snow and ke and sometimes, when the thaw sets in, the fertilizer is washed off the waDa into the LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By CAROLYN STERENBERG Winston Churchill Teams from Edmonton, Red Deer and other cities throughout Alberta and British Columbia will be participating in the annual girls' invitational basketball tournament starting at 4 p.m. Friday and running all day Saturday at Winston Churchill. The consolation game will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday with the championship at p.m. A dance will be held after the tournament, featuring Kathy and the Kool-aid Kids. During the past few weeks I have discovered the true meaning of hidden talents. The great freeze after the Chinook left Lethbridge in a state of house-to-house ice. My most recent discoveries of unknown talents were balancing on narrow strips of dry pavement and walking with as few falls as possible on slick patches of ice. Another trick to master is dodging oncoming vehicles when you are walking on the streets Most of the time when your intuitiontells you you Ye going to fall, yon never do. It's only when you end up flat on your back or on your tailbone. somewhat painfully, that you realize the saying about a woman's intuition not always being correct The embarrassing moments occur, usually when you're in a hurry and you're walking all alone. All of a sudden you find yourself studying a cloud, directly 90 degrees above the level of the street. The only "good" thing about falling like this is your blushing face can be seen against the white of the ice so little accidents like getting run over are prevented. 23 ORIGINAL NASHVILLE HITS LP. Mr 8TMCK TAPIS Ml 6 f .1. rfKEMI, OM OVMTS LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Pfiont32t-4MO ;